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Part of The Circle: Vol. 67 No. 6 - November 15, 2012


student newspgper of Marist Coll~ge
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15. 2012
Election results: Marist Poll gets it right
point during the campaign, there is a tracks media mentions of the poll as a teamed up with NBC News
hammer the polling part of her job, so she was often the and the Wall Street Journal, and the
group-challenge the methodology, first in the office
see what the biogs results of the polls were often featured
election season saw plenty parse the numbers, attack motives."
were saying.
in national news.
partisan attacks and criticism, and
The criticism came from all over, in-
"Criticism of any kind is frustrat-
Miringoff, much of the
the Institute of Public Opinion eluding talk radio hosts, biogs and ing," Morosoff said. "We stayed late criticism came from the conservative
(MIPO) was not immune to that. But Twitter. One nationally syndicated several nights to make sure we were side. However, if the small error in the
when the votes came in a week ago, it talk radio host, Hugh Hewitt, inter-
getting accurate information and as polls leaned one way, they under-
was the poll and its numbers that viewed Miringoff on
show in which many people as possible, so
see the counted President Obama.
st.ood above the criticism.
he questions and put on his website a criticism is disheartening. But we
Nate Silver, the New York Times
Throughout election season, the post titled "A Reminder: Why Quin-
keep reminding ourselves that we're blogger for,
Marist Poll examined the presidential nipiac and Marist are Junk." In the doing it right."
posted an update on Nov.
race in eight battleground states and Oct. 31 post, Hewitt said,
"Thank God
Miringoff said that the criticisms
Accuracy and Bias." Silver's
six senate or governor races as well as these pollsters didn't become doct.ors,
were more prominent this year than table showed that the Marist Poll
New York's senate race and presiden-
as their refusal to look at evidence in past years, and part of the reason leaned one percentage point in favor
tial election voting. In the 16 total would mean a lot of dead patients."
for that is the increased attention of Romney in polls released through-
races, Marist's numbers selected the
Marist senior Deanna Morosoff, a Marist Poll received with its business out the final three weeks before the
candidate who won in every instance. senior supervisor at Marist Poll, partnerships. For the election season,
Miringoff, the direct.or of MIPO,
• •
- - - - -
Chuck Todd, a reporter and political
said that since the
election sea-
analyst for NBC and Marist's
son began, the institute had over 50
- - -
polls involving over 500 student work-
..... ....,_
, . . . . .
mended Poll on Twitter after
ers and
the results were in on election night.
"We stuck to our
with an army
"And another shout out to our
of students who gave their en-
NBC/WSJ state polling partner,
ergies and talents,"
said. "At; attacking pollsters became a
no point was there a poll that turned
parlor game for some; due is due," the
out not to accurately p~vide a narra-
tweet read.
tive for those who wanted independ-
For Miringoff, the nights of staying
ent, accurate scientifically-based
up late and being at the Hancock Cen-
information. That's what we do."
ter past
a.m. resulted in the best
However, before the election, it be-
year ever for the institute.
came commonplace for pollsters and
we were the focus of so
polling institutes
be questioned and
much attention, we got enormous cov-
- - - '
erage, and were shown to be accurate,
'1t was definitely 'shoot the messen-
because we do it right," Miringoff said
ger' season," Miringoff said.
people MIP0 director Lee Miringoff (above middle) and the rest of the Marist Poll staff We still do it the scientific way, and
didn't like the results of the poll at any overcame criticism to accurately predict every race they polled for In the election. the proof is
the results."
Film critic christens Lowell Thomas screening room
a trip to "Sleepless in Lake Placid," Thomas would keep the Carroll genius for backing into the lime-
Staff Writer
a student filmmaking competition, family updated on his many ac-
Marist College hosted former NY
Daily News film critic Kathleen
Carroll on Monday, Nov.
as the
first presentation in the brand-new
screening room on the ground floor
of the Lowell Thomas building.
Carroll shared her experiences
with prominent journalist and
family friend Lowell Thomas. Car-
roll exchanged childhood memories
and provided much insight into the
man who has left a profound mark
on Marist.
There were two presentations
held Monday in the new screening
room. First was a presentation in-
cluding Carroll's memories of her
relationship with Thomas, foi-
lowed by a film screening of one of
Thomas' documentaries. Later
Monday evening, Carroll dedicated
her second presentation to her ex-
traordinary career as a film critic.
The presentation began with an
introduction led by Professor Jef-
frey Bass, who is a senior profes-
sional lecturer in media arts at
Marist. Last year, Bass organized
and brought along some of his stu-
complishments and endeavors.
Carroll also enlightened the au-
was then that Bass met
"Their letters are important be-
dience on Thomas's love of travel.
Carroll and discovered her rela-
cause they reveal what a truly Carroll explained that Thomas was
tionship with Thomas and her im-
warm-hearted, engaging and sur-
a man of the "jet age phenomena"
pressive career.
prisingly unassuming man Lowell and traveled the world several
Carroll is a native of Lake Placid, really was, considering the incred-
times. In his travels, he went on to
and her father was the facil-
ible life he led," she said. "He had
ity director of one of the ski re-
sorts, the Lake Placid club. It just
so happened that Thomas was an
avid skier and would arrange to
conduct his radio broadcasts when
he would travel in the winter sea-
son to ski. Thomas contacted Car-
roll' a. father to get his permission
to broadcast at their club, and the
two became lifelong friends ever
''They both liked each other in-
stantly," she said. "My father was
a camera buff ... and shot movies as
well. My dad wrote a lot of articles
about skiing and was an expert,
and that really endeared him to
Carroll went on to present sev-
eral letters exchanged back and
forth between her father and
Thomas. Throughout the years,
Dally News film critic Kathleen carroll gave two presentations Monday
on Lowell Thomas, inaugurating the brand new screening room on the recently
renovated ground floor of the Lowell Thomas Communications Center.

Thursday, November
15, 2012
Thursday, 11/15
FIim Series "Pieces of April•
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Annual Beer Tasting at Tenney
7 p.m.
Tenney Stadium; Hospitality Suite
Friday, 11/16
Mathematics Seminar
Lowell Thomas
Saturday, 11/17
Interface Thanksgiving Service
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fall Gaming
1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
SC 348, 348A, 349
Check Presents: Fall Invitational
The Chapel
Tuesday, 11/20
Modified Class Schedule. Residence
Close at 7 p.m.
Ally Workshop
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday,
Thanksgiving Holiday. No Classes
Letter from the Editor
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news: Sodexo has
slightl/ lowered
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with Hurricane Sandy relief.
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trasting one about Snapchat
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Managing Editor
Students' cars egged and Obama-ed
Staff Writer
We've clearly reached a mid-semes•
ter lull. You're making the security
officers' jobs look about as easy as
Adele in a pie-eating contest. Were
you all too rattled by the sheer dis-
ppearance of Halloween this year
to have a bit of fun? Perhaps the no-
tion that you'll no longer see Ann
Romney's Mormon-chic attire put
you into a bit of a tizzy. At this
point, compared to Diane Sawyer's
drunken reporting on Election
Night, you guys look like Sunday
School students. Hopefully Thanks-
giving break will off er a nice re-
prieve, and you'll be ready to end
the semester, and celebrate the
(alco)holidays, in true Marist fash-
11/03 - 1:13
Champagnat Hall
Two males were observed urinating
on bicycles parked in front of Cham-
pagnat. Security discovered that
they were guests and promptly re-
moved them from campus. While I
hate physical activity as much as
the next person, I would never re-
lieve myself on an exercise junkie's
Editor-In-Chief: Eric Vander Voort
Eric. VanderVoort.t@marist edu
Marygrace Navarra
Editors: Brenna McKinley, Ana
Jean Healy
Brittany Oxley
property. However,
this was re-
taliation against Lance Armstrong's
steroid use, whiz freely.
11/03 - 11:50 p.m.
Champagnat Hall
An intoxicated student was ob-
served by an entry officer and taken
to Saint Francis via ambulance.
Simply because freshmen aren't al-
lowe!l cars on campus doesn't give
them the right to use an ambulance
as a new mode of transportation.
1 V06 -
5;00 p.m.
A student reported that somebody
graffitied his rear windshield. The
graffiti had something to do with
Barack Obama, and the student be-
it was because he had a Mitt
sticker on his car. It's nice
to know that such a Democratic vig•
ilante was on the loose long before
the polls closed. I can only imagine
what type of vandalism would have
ensued had the Republicans taken
control of the Senate.
1V07 - 12:51
p.m. -
Gartland Commons - E Block
A fire alarm started after a student
put a container of instant macaroni
and cheese in the microwave with-
Ashley Lampm n
Garrln Marchetti, Zach
Michelle Costello
out water. I didn't know this level of
stupidity actually existed. There is
a reason Kraft has become the go-to
food for stoners and drunk soccer
moms: It requires zero culinary
skills, or intelligence for that mat-
ter, to prepare. It is quite tragic,
though, that such a delightful snack
went to waste.
11/10 - 8:52
Gartland Commons Parking
A student reported that her car was
egged. It's unclear whether the eggs
were organic, free range or steroid-
fed chicken eggs. One thing is clear:
Marist students are incredibly
wasteful with their food. Keep all of
the delicious omelets, quiches and
frittatas that were lost this day in
your thoughts and prayers.
Disclaimer: The Security Briefs are in-
tended as satire and fully protected free
spei!ch under the First Amendment of the
Flore, Joe Fitzhenry,
Nicole Knoebel, Kathleen O'Brien
D'Arco, Shawna Gillen
Glronas, Caroflne
Advertising Manacer:
Katie Berghorn

The Circle •
Thursday, November 15, 2012 •
Page 3
First-time voters reflect on election
Circle Contributor
After months of campaigning, bil-
lions of dollars spent and seeing
more campaign advertisements
than the average person knows how
handle, the 2012 presidential
election is finally over. America re-
elected President Barack Obama for
his second term, and in this elec-
tion, many students voted for the
first time.
According to a survey conducted
by The Circle, the majority of
Marist students favor Barack
Obama over Mitt Romney, nearly
49 percent to 29 percent. However,
students' opinions on the election
differ amongst both candidates and
Those who supported the presi-
dent, whether with votes or in
spirit, are pleased with the results.
Although she was underage and
therefore could not vote, Juliana
Salguero was happy with the elec-
tion results.
"I am happy with the election re-
sults because I am a strong believer
in equality and social justice,"
Salguero said.
think the results of
this election change a lot. As a
woman and a college student
think my future will definitely be
in the White House."
For some, social issues played a
key role in reelecting the president.
did vote, and I voted the way I
did because I agree with Obama's
stances on social issues," freshman
Paige Butler said.
Those who supported Romney,
however, were not as excited about
the election results. Sophomore
Emily Schleider was not happy with
the results, but instead was "more
on the fence."
"Voting in this election was like
choosing the better of two evils. Ei-
ther way there would have been is-
sues," Schleider said.
Sophomore Amanda Foire agrees
with Schleider about the election.
"I am not unhappy with the elec-
tion results because things will re-
main consistent with the last four
years, and it is what I am used
but at the same time, I am unhl¼PPY
with the results because I am more
of a conservative. than liberal," Foire
There were also some students,
like freshman Alex Kovcas, who
shared different feelings on the re-
sults of the election.
"I wouldn't consider myself as
happy as I consider myself satis-
fied," Kovcas said.
was oppos.ed to
Romney, and although I did not nec-
essarily support Obama, I am satis-
fied that he won."
For freshman Juliana Perciavalle,
this election brought the promise of
change and optimism for the future.
"I absolutely think all the results
of the election changes things; I just
hope Obama can pull it together,"
Perciavalle said. "I was actually
blown away by this election, and I
think that this is the beginning of
the end of old rich white guys run-
ning the show."
However, some do not share that
same optimism, blaming not Obama
himself but the country and its bi-
partisan government.
"Because the Republicans control
the house again, Obama will most
likely be unable to get anything
done which he intended," Kovcas
Romney was elected,
Democratic Senate would most
likely do the same to him. This is
the way the bipartisan system
works, and therefore, no, I don't
think much
Freshman Hollie Randall agrees,
though she blames the country on a
"Considering it
his second term,
it'll probably just be a continuation
of what was before," Randall said.
"It's hard
get things done in four
years, especially [in] the state that
our country is
SGA update: Sodexo compromises

on prices
SGA Reporter
Over the past two weeks, the Stu-
dent Government Association has
been partaking in numerous activ-
ities to benefit the Marist student
Senate Speaker Jane Tracy was
approached two weeks ago by
Marist's food
provider, to discuss tl)e pricing of
food at Marist dining locations
after she completed a survey sent
by the food service company. Tracy
met with them on Friday, Nov. 2,
and the meeting was a success
from a consumer standpoint. As a
result of the meeting, non-meat
quesadillas in the Cabaret are now
priced at $5.55, a decrease from the
previous $6.39. In addition, Sodexo
is currently looking for a new local,
organic milk provider in order to
lower the cost of milk in the
Cabaret. Sodexo also said that they
will work
improve the training of
their workers to ensure that stu-
dents are not overcharged for their
"Students have been concerned
with some of the prices in retail
dining areas on campus as of late,
and these issues were addressed at
my meeting," Tracy said. "Gauging
student concerns is so important to
both Student Government and
From page one
In working with Sodexo I
have found that they are very un-
willing to change and
entirely transparent with studentE!
about issues involved with dining
services. All students have to do is
speak up."
To encourage students to make
suggestions to qining services, on
Thursday, Nov. 8, "Sundaes and
Suggestions" was held in the
Breezeway from 7-8:30 p.m. At the
event, which was sponsored by the
Dining Suggestions Committee,
students received free ice cream
after submitting a suggestion on
how to improve the dining services
on campus. Over 180 ~uggestions
were given that evening.
dents have any additional ques-
tions, cQmments or concerns about
dining, they should contact Jane
Tracy at
Sodexo also volunteered to con-
tribute to the campus Food Pantry,
which is now officially approved.
The food will be stored in the cabi-
nets in the SGA room. SGA is coor-
dinating with Student Affairs and
Campus Ministry. Student Affairs
will be contacting students who
might be in need of assistance.
Those students can then submit
their orders online and pick them
up in the SGA room. The whole
process is completed online and is
very discreet. Any students who
would like to donate can bring food
to the SGA room.
In addition to the Food Pantry,
the extension of library hours dur-
ing finals week has been approved
by administration. Once SGA ad-
dresses the needs of the head li-
brarian and the library, the
initiative will be put into effect.
From Saturday, Dec. 8 through
Thursday, Dec.
the library will
be open 24 hours a day.
Besides new initiatives, SGA has
also been working on activities for
the Marist campus. The Haunted
Trail occurred on Supday, Nov. 4 at
St. Anne's Hermitage. The event
was deemed successful, as it was
attended by 106 students. While on
the trail, students were led by SGA
tour guides and scared by various
students members dressed as mon-
sters and ghouls. At the end of the
trail, tables were set up with dif-
ferent activities for the students
such as caramel apples and pump-
kin decorating sponsored by vari-
ous clubs at Marist.
Freshman Annie Gould found the
Haunted Trail to be fun, scary and
well worth her time.
was really scary and I wasn't
expecting that," Gould said. "The
trail was really well put together,
especially when people came out
multiple times."
Deanna De Vito also enjoyed the

event, but she thinks that there is
room for improvement next year.
"It was a really fun time, espe-
cially with a group of friends," De-
Vito said. "However, I think they
should have the games in the be-
ginning during the daylight and
then do the trail at night."
At the Oct. 31 meeting, Brendan
Ferguson was reappointed to the
Judicial Board as a resident jus-
tice. As a returning justice, Fergu-
son has many ideas on bow to
improve the Judicial Board by in-
creasing communication with stu-
"As someone who is interested in
the judicial system, with aspira-
tions to go on to law school, being
involved with the Judicial Board is
an awesome way to gain some ex-
perience that can be valuable to
me," Ferguson said. "I hope to see
the Judicial Board become more in-
teractive with the student body in
the future. Especially with the
parking ticket appeals process
would like the Judicial Board to
work more with the students to
limit and prevent unnecessary tick-
If students have any questions,
concerns or suggestions, SGA en-
courages them to contact any SGA
member or stop by the SGA office
in the Student Center.
Film critic recounts memories with Lowell Thomas
achieve one oftbe greatest accom-
plishments of his career. Thomas
documented the
of T.E.
Lawrence, a British army officer
in the first World
who en-
couraged Palestinians to revolt
against the Turks. Thomas's work
went on to inspire the 1962 film
"Lawrence of Arabia."
The second portion of the pres-
entation was a showing of one of
Carroll's favorite films produced
by Thomas, entitled "High Adven-
Thomas, along with bis son Lowell
Jr., or "Sunny," document their
journey through the Himalayan
Mountains in hopes of entering
Tibet. Thomas was fascinated with
Buddhism and its culture and was
on a quest to meet the Dalai
Lama. Thomas was one of the first
westerners to visit Tibet. He docu-
ments the strµggle for Buddhism
to thrive in the face of Chinese
control and communist influences.
In the film, Thomas begins to un-
derstand why he was granted per-
mission to conduct his assignment.
The documentary allowed the peo-
ple of Tibet to inform the western
world about the overarching Chi-
nese superpower.
This film was very insightful to
the life and career of Lowell
Thomas. His efforts in Tibet illus-
trate his dedication to world ex-
ploration and the importance of
the media. Kathleen Carroll pro-
vided invaluable information into
one <;>f the pioneers of broadcast
journali~m. The presentation gave
a face to the name that has become
a prominent figure at Marist Col-
Carroll's closing remarks encom-
pass Lowell Thomas's influential
contribution to the Marist commu-
"I wanted to give you a glancing
impression of what a really ex-
traordinary man he was, and I
think you are very lucky to be in
this institution which has his
name on it. He is a great role

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Habitat for Humanity aids Hurricane Sandy victims
Sports Editor
With the impact that Hurricane
Sandy has made on the East Coast
in the last couple of weeks, a large
chunk of the Marist community has
found the urgs to help in the re-
building efforts.
With the storm hitting so close to
home, the urge
help rebuild has
been higher than ever.
Little do many people around cam-
pus know, however, tha,t there is a
group of students that have been
helping out around the East Coast
for .the past three years.
This group is the Habitat for Hu-
manity club, a group of Marist stu-
dents who travel around the
Hudson Valley area throughout the
year, building and repairing homes.
The club is planning upcoming
work to aid in Hurricane Sandy re-
lief, both locally and in the New
York City Metropolitan area.
"All of our efforts are aimed to
help fulfill Habitat for Humanity's
mission of providing equal and af-
fordable opportunities for housing
for the less fortunate who are will-
ing to put in effort themselves to
prove they deserve a home," Presi-
dent of Marist Habitat Tom
Plowinske said.
For the past few years, the club
has consistently participated in
builds with Habitat for Humanity of
Greater Newburgh, where they vol-
unteered in projects that range from
building the house, to cleaning out
old houses and preparing for demo-
Many club members have also
given up their spring breaks over
the past three years to travel south
compete in the Collegiate Chal-
lenge, where a group of around
twenty students attends a various
site around the country, and where
they spend a week on a housing
"Being apart of the spring break
build for the past two trips and
third in the spring, I have made
some of the best memories in my
Marist career," senior Ashley Vogel
"Helping out communities
that are truly greatful and working
with students that are willing to
help has been better then going on
any other spring break trip possi-
This year's
is Fort
Smith, AR, which was selected by
Plowinske and the club's other offi-
cers. Plowinske likened the process
to class registration, which as-
sumedly makes it a process that
was fun for no one, but in the end
the president was very happy with
the location.
"I think Arkansas is a good spot to
go to, it seemed like a great place
where we could help out the less for-
tunate," Plowinske said. "When you
go to a place like Florida it's easy to
get distracted and just lay on the
beach, but we should be really suc-
cessful here."
The advisor for Habitat for Hu-
manity at Marist College is Timothy
Ondrey, who shared in the excite-
ment of traveling to Arkansas.
'We're very excited, Arkansas is a
place that no one in the group has
been to before, it's a real western
town with a good culture," he said.
"Obviously our primary mission is
habitat's mission of ending the cir-
Marist students
Habitat for Humanity
on helping victims of Hurricane
Sandy both locally, and
New York
cle of poverty, and we think we can
The main project is a large raflle,
where the club is looking to sell raf-
fle tickets to the Marist community
On past spring break trips, the and extended Poughkeepsie area,
group has done everything from
with the winner bringing home the
starting from the ground work to "big ticket" prize of an iPad.
helping to finish off the project on
''The thing that we really want to
the roof, depending on what the site spread as a club is fundraising and
our biggest is the raffle," Plowinske
"It all depends on what they need said. "A lot of people buy tickets
at the particular site," Massey said. juts
help donate, but having the
"Last year in Florida, we got there prizes is a i:rice way
get even more
lookirig at nothing but the concrete people involved."
on the ground and by the time we
The club will also be working with
left we had almost all of the fram-
Sodexo at athletic events in the near
done. We
get the chance to future
earn money for the trip, as
interact with community we're liv-
well as to try and spread around the
ing with, which is nice as well."
mission of Habitat for Humanity, on
Although all of the spots on the which the club is based.
trip are filled, there are still plenty
Anyone wishing to help out with
of ways to aid in the cause. A trip either Hurricane Sandy relief, or in
all the way to Arkansas is obviously supporting the spring break build
not a free one, and the club is work-
should send an email to Tom
ing on a few fundraising opportuni-
help to fund the build.
Marist ranks as sixth-best college on Pinterest
Circle Contributor
In this day and age, social media
is a daily habit which we cannott
get enough of. Here at Marist, stu-
dents, faculty and staff alike are
getting more connected to campus
in more ways than just the college's
website, emails and newspaper.
Today, the college is making itself
extremely social media savvy by
connecting with prospective stu-
dents, current students, alumni,
parents, and faculty and staff
through numerous social networks.
These include Facebook, Twitter,
YouTube, Flickr, Wordpress and
most recently, their top ranking
Pinterest account.
Pinterest is the third largest social
networking site that combines Do
projects, yummy
recipes, and many other great tips
through visual images.
In the midst of Pinterest's popu-
larity, colleges have taken notice of
it as well as taken advantage of the
new outlet. noticed
the new way that schools are con-
necting with prospective students
and named what they believe to ·be
the "10 Best Colleges on Pinterest."
The top ten list included: Texan
A&M University, Duke University,
Syracuse University, West Virginia
Uniwersity, Full Sail University,
Marist College, Stonehill College,
Columbia College Chicago, Clemson
University's Career Center, and
Shepherd's College. ranked
the college as the sixth best college
on Pinterest. The ranking ap-
plauded Marist's ability to combine
"everything you would find in a
marketing brochure with other
thingis you would expect to find on
their Facebook and college website."
The school did not apply for the
ranking and Brian Apfel, Director of
Social Media and an Admissions
Counselor for the college said, 'We
had no idea about the ranking until
it was published. We heard about it
when everyone else did."
The Marist Pinterest page has
been in full use since last spring,
and has
little bit of something for
everyone; the page offers boards
ranging from dorm
ideas, scenic pic-
tures of the campus, restaurant rec-
ommendations, things to do in the
Hudson Valley, student life, study
experiences, and numerous
''The ideas and the pins are a col-
laboration of what I see from other
colleges," said Apfel, "Social media
is also a way for us to network, as
well as keep up and see what other
colleges are doing."
Marist's Pinterest page was in the
works for a few months, building its
boards and applying its pins before
the school marketed it as a useful
social media: tool last spring.
Apfel said, 'We didn't want people
to see only a few boards and pins. I
think it was important for it to be
up and running first, so that when
people did finally begin to use it, it
was fully ready to be used and ex-
The page offers a connection from
pel;lr to pe«ll", and offers an insider
view, as Apfel puts it, "to the great
campus, community, and experience
that we have here."
The page allows information about
the college to be captured in a way
that is both appealing and yet
truthful, being that the images and
tidbits come from students that live
and breathe Marist.
Most of the pictures submitted
by students through the hashtag
"#marist" via Twitter, Instagram,
and various other social networks.
A social media advisory board,
made up of students and alumni,
oversees all of the college's social
media outlets.
The involvement of the whole com-
munity allows those outside to see
the campus for the beautiful, spir-
ited, and diverse place that it is, and
the ·page, as well as the other social
media outlets, allows current stu-
dents to take advantage of informa-
tion that they might otherwise have
a hard time finding.
So whether you are an alumnus, a
current student, a parent, a
prospective stl!dent, faculty, staff,
or connected to the community in
some way, be sure
visit Marist's
and get the insider view and see
what the college is up to during the
school year.

Thursday, November
15, 2012
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Snapchat proves to be the new app pheno1ne~on
Circle Contributor
With the popularity of the iPhone
and various Android phones in-
creasing, many apps are available
through which you can socialize
your friends.
Some of the most known social
media apps include Instagram,
Facebook, Twitter and Gitboom;
just to name a few.
Another app that is growing in
popularity around the Marist Col-
lege campus as well as throughout
the country is Snapc
Snapchat is another app that al-
lows smartphone users to communi-
cate with each other through
Facebook, Twitter or your contact
Snapchat was founded Evan
Spiegel and Bobby Murphy. The
Stanford University graduates cre-
ated the app for a product design
Since the release of Snapchat in
September of 2011, its popularity
has progressively increased. Ap-
proximately fifteen million snaps
are sent every day.
Sending your friends funny, hu-
miliating pictures is always amus-
ing. Danielle DeMario, a sophomore
here at Marist, explains that the
limited time frame of the pictures
you send is what makes Snapchat
so appealing.
like Snapchat because I can send
embarrassing pictures to my friends
knowing that they can't save them."
Well, that is exactly what
Snapchat is for. Snapchat allows
you to send any kind
of photo to
your friends for a time frame of your
choosing without the capability of
them saving it.
Once a picture is viewed, you can-
not view it again. This addicting
app allows for quick interactions be-
tween friends.
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The new smart phone app, known as SnapChat, allows people to take and send pic-
tures that delete themselves after a certain
The convenience of Snapchat also
helps your message get across more
Since the images are absent after
a few seconds, more openness is ev-
idertt and rids friends of an "online
identity'' that is often found on so-
cial media such as Facebook.
Overall, Snapchat is a positive
form of social media. When used be-
tween friends, it allows us to stay
connected while maintaining•our le-
gitimate personal image. Snapchat
definitely stands out from other
forms of social media; however, it is
possible that its popularity
fade out such as many other apps
have experienced.
Peter Pan Syndrome: Fear of growing up
Circle Contributor
We all know college can undoubt-
edly be the best four yours of some-
one's life.
Between the awesome professors
here to the great parties and extra-
curricular activities going on during
the weekends, it's no shock that
someone wouldn't want to leave this
amazing place.
Personally, it's a little saddening
for me to see that I've completed an-
other semester here at the end of
every semester. Seeing that I've
completed more classes that count
toward my major only make me
wish that
could get the time back,
especially since it's flyin-g by so
I've loved my time at Marist thus
far, and I can't wait to see what the
future holds in store, but I also wish
the time would go by a little slower.
Many college students dread the
fact that their time left in school is
decreasing by the day. Between be-
coming financially and socially in-
dependent to searching for a job
after graduation, the whole concept
of becoming an adult can be terrify-
Fox News even published an arti-
cle on college students falling victim
to what they deem to be "Peter Pan
Syndrome," which is simply when
an individual acts in a childish
manner to prevent themselves from
mentally rt\a.furing into an adult
with ambitions and mature desires
concerning their independent lives.
The article states, ''Undiagnosed
and untreated, Peter Pan Syndrome
will result in years wasted in the
pursuit of things which do not mat-
ter." For some, this is a serious
problem and can even hinder the
development of their professional,
academj.c, and social lives.
Apart from growing older, many
college students are even afraid of
death simply because their percep-
tion of how quickly they're aging
I've talked to many people who
have become increasingly uncom-
fortable while talking about getting
old and their reason for becoming so
anxious is because they consider
themselves to be getting
close to
becoming elderly and consequen-
tially, dying.
In my own personal opinion, this
is a rash conclusion to jump to.
Sure, it's reasonable to fear growing
older, I worry about it from time to
time, but fearing death while in
Many college students begin
develop Peter Pan Syndrome, or fear
growing up,
college isn't typically something I
would consider rational.
To cope with this feeling, I would
recommend focusing on your aca-
demics, work (if you're employed),
and your current goals that will
help you prosper without worrying
excessively about your life after col-
lege, since that isn't what your focus
should be centered around during
this time of your life.
Of course, you have to do well now
in order to positively impact your
future, so you must consider how
the choices you make now
your future.
Overall, college should be a mem-
orable experience for any student
and every moment should honestly
be treasured as, yes, it will fly by
faster than you can imagine.
New technology allows for tracking through smartphones
Features Editor
Every day people all over the world
are posting pictures online, docu-
menting their each and every move.
And now, due to the creation of
smart phones, people are able to
take and post pictures no matter
where they are.
On first thought, the idea of this
may seem rather extraordinary.
However, according to NBC News,
taking pictures and posting them
online through a smart phone can
actually have dangerous conse-
Like smart phones, other new
forms of technology have recently
been discovered that also allow on-
line predators to track a person's lo-
cation once a person has posted a
picture online through his or her
smart phone.
NBC News states that the mo-
ment a photo is posted online, an
online predator has the capability to
track down exactly where and when
the photo was taken.
This is due to the smart phones
that entail how to deactivate geo
special ability to leave an invisible tracking on the iPhone and some
trail using unique, high tech geo Android smartphones through a
tracking technology.
specific type of app.
In order to track down a person's
Unfortunately, until that is done
location, all an online predator has all people who post pictures online
to do is learn the simple formula of with a smart phone are at risk of
computer clicks it takes for the com-
being tracked by an online predator.
puter to show exactly where a per-
Therefore, all people should really
son's specific location may be.
be careful what they are placing on-
Officer Mark Chuttey, who was in-
line for the entire world to see.
terviewed by NBC News, says that
this new threat is now "the biggest
threat online."
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Three tips for handling sex in college
Staff Writer
College is a life changing time for
many young adults. It is a time of
experiencing new things, living in a
new environment and making new
friends. Along with the positive
changes of college life come the new
social pressures students must en-
counter. For the first time in many
students' lives, they are faced with
the pressure of sex in college. Col-
lege is a liberating experience for
many young adults as they break
free from the restrictions of parents
and find their independence. This
independence can be translated
into sexual freedom for many teens.
But before
on this newly
found sexual freedom, students
must first decide whether they
want to become sexually active.
The decision of whether to become
sexually active in college is
weighty one.
is the first mature
adult decision many students make
in college. As students are faced
with the desires of their partners
and their conflicting individual
wants, the decision of whether to be
sexually active proves to be a
dilemma for many students. There
are three critical steps in deciding
whether to become sexually active
in college.
Ask yourself what YOU want:
inner desires.
2. Take your time: The decision to
become sexually active is a life al-
tering one. You must realize that
sex is not just physical intimacy,
but an act of being emotionally in-
timate too.
is easy to get emo-
relationship, so take your time to
make sure you are with the right
3. Feel good about your decision:
Regardless of the decision you
make, whether you are ready for
sex or not, you should feel confident
in it. Your decision should reflect
your personal values and desires,
and nobody else's.
you decide you are ready to be-
come sexually active, you should be
informed about the risks of sexually
transmitted diseases and teen
pregnancy, and the measures you
can take to prevent them.
25 percent of college students
have an STD, an alarming statistic
that many shrug off, as they believe
it will never happen to them. STDs
are not limited to trasnmission
through sexual intercourse but can
also be transmitted through oral
sex. For example, one in five college
students have contracted oral her-
pes, an STD transmitted through
oral sex. Another risk of becoming
sexually active is pregnancy. In the
United States alone, 820,000 teens
become pregnant each year and 79
percent of these cases are unmar-
ried couples.
order to prevent STDs and un-
expected pregnancy, you must use
protection. There are various dif-
ferent kinds of birth control nieth-
most common birth control meth-
ods are condoms and the pill. In
order for these methods to be effec-
tive you must know how to use
them correctly.
put on correctly,
condoms are 97 percent effective in
preventing STDs and pregnancy.
To use condoms correctly you
must be prepared; always have con-
doms on hand in a situation where
you think you may need them. Sec-
ond, read the package and check for
the expiration date of the condoms.
the condom is expired, it has a
higher risk of breaking.
Next, take care of your condoms.
Do not keep them in places of high
heat or in your wallet as the friction
of opening and closing it will cause
the condom to break. Lastly, wear
the condom right. Make sure to put
it on before sexual contact, not dur-
the condom should break or
slip there is another option to pre-
vent pregnancy.
Take an emergency contracep-
tive, known as "the morning after
pill" up to 72 hours after having
sex. Plan B is a type of emergency
contraceptive, which is available to
anybody over 1 7 years old without
a prescription. The second most
common form of birth control is the
pill. It is taken once a day at the
same time each day. In order to
choose which pill is right for you,
you must consider the side effects
and the cost.
The decision of whether or not to
become sexually active in college is
a test of maturity.
you decide you
are ready for sex there are many
steps you can take to prevent STDs
and pregnancy.
You must take control of your life
and ask yourself what you truly
want. The decision to become sexu-
ally active must be given thought
before the heat of the moment. In
asking yourself what you want, you
must resist the pressures from
partners, friends, or family, and
allow yourself to focus on your
ods ranging from condoms to "the
pill" to birth control shots. The
active means also
emotionally intimate.
Guide to
a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast
Circle Contributor
Thanksgiving is all about spending
time with family, friends and of
course, eating delicious food. With a
holiday <:entered around eating, how
overindulging ourselves in gravy and
apple pi
With just a few
your Thanksgiving meal can be
transformed into a nutritious feast
that won't leave you longing for
more. While keeping classic
vorites, it is still possible to be
healthy. These ten slight alterations
can help you do just that.
First, don't wait for dinner to eat.
Eating a healthy lunch is important
wont be
t.arving by
Portion size and moderation
important on Thanksgiving to avoid overeating.
time dinner comes around, prevent-
ing overeating.
Avoid appetizers. Appetizers are
commonly high in calories and fat,
and are not filling. It is best to save
your calories for dinner.
No skin, no problem. Although the
skin adds extra flavor to the turkey,
it contains extra calories and fat. By
eating the turkey without the skin
consume more straight pro-
tein that not only gives you
nuttjents, but leaves you with a
more full, satisfied feeling.
Water. Drinking plenty of water
and during dinner helps you
feel full.
Portion size. By using a smaller
plate, you more likely to take less
Moderation.Choosing healthy sides
such as vegetables
contribute to
your nutritious meal. However, don't
completely deprive yourself of some
Thanksgiving classics. Allow your
self a scoop of mashed potatoes or
any of those other mouth-watering
Socialize. By talking with your
family and friends during dinner,
you eat slower. Eating slower allows
time for your body to digest the food
and make you feel full.
Don't jump up for seconds. Before your plate, take ten to
teen minutes. This amount of time is
needed for your body to
if it's
full or not.
Dessert. Again, don't deprive your-
self. Allows yourself a few bites of
each dessert, or if you are super
stuffed from dinner, take your
dessert to go.
Lastly, be guilt free.
Thanksgiving is not the end of the
world. Celebrating this holiday once
a year by eating a little more then
usual is okay. Look back on the
evening as wonderful time spent
with loved ones.
Thanksgiving is all about the food.
Taking the right precautions and
knowing how to handle the pounds
of food will help you feel good after
the meal is over. Thanksgiving is
also about being thankful. With your
family and friends by your side and a
delicious meal in front of you it is im-
portant to take a second and give
thanks. Appreciating what you have
and returning the favor is essential
during this time of year. Staying
healthy and treating yourself well
thanks your body for all it does for

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Accessible marijuana becoming acceptable
Circle Contributor
Last Tuesday, marijuana support-
ers across the country rejoiced as
Colorado and Washington became
the first states in our nation's his-
tory to legalize marijuana for adult
recreational use. In both states, the
initiatives passed with 55 percent of
votes. Those in support of the drug's
legalization - and the majority of
American college students - agree
that the time has come for America
to ease off its strict drug enforce-
ment policy. Marijuana legalization
can end thousands of petty drug ar-
rests, allowing law enforcement to
focus on larger crimes, as well as
provide a valuable source of revenue
for the government
the drug were
to be truced. Regulation of cannabis
in the U.S. would also deter the ille-
gal trade and crime associated with
violent drug cartels along the U.S.-
Mexican border and elsewhere.
But with any controversial issue,
there are always two sides to the
story. There is no question that the
new laws will generate a profit for
state and federal governments, pre-
vent crime
reduce policing
costs. But how will marijuana legal-
ization impact citizens, and more
importantly, young adults and
teenagers? What message are we
sending children when we say it is
now okay to do drugs?
The new laws that will soon take
effect in Colorado and Washington
allow adults 21 years or older to
possess and purchase marijuana. In
many ways, the drug
be regu-
lated in a manner similar to alcohol.
But as we all know, age limits do
very little to actually stop teenagers
from drinking. High school and col-
lege students still find ways to ob-
tain alcohol, whether it is supplied
by an older friend or
using a fake I.D. What would s~p
us from obtaining marijuana in the
same way? C'mon, Colorado and
Washington, be realistic. Your 21-
year age minimum is not a mini-
mum at all. Those who are
underage will still find ways to
smoke, and it may 1;1ctually prove
worse in these states since young
adults, who have legal possession,
can easily gain access to teenage
crowds and encourage marijuana
Colorado and Washington must
also know that people
abuse the
system, as is true with any form of
gove:rnment regulation. We can ex-
pect younger crowds and drug deal-
ers to find ways around the laws.
But a complete ban on marijuana is
not the answer either. Legalization
may make access to marijuana eas-
ier and increase the likelihood of
abuses, but that is not all the legis-
lation has to offer.
By removing marijuana from the
underground market and keeping it
above ground, lawmakers may ac-
tually be making communities
safer. Where marijuana is made ac-
cessible to the general public, teens
be less tempte~
go looking for
other dangerous
suppliers. This, tied in with educa-
tion and drug literacy in schools,
would create awareness and teach
children responsibility in recre-
ational drug use. By the time these
children reach the legal age, they
are already in a better position to
determine when and how much of
the drug is appropriate to use. 'rhe
new laws would also give young col-
lege students like us the freedom to
make decisions that affect us di-
and thus
greater sense of
purpose and control over
our own
lives as we mature.
History has shown us that ban-
ning a popular substance ultimately
fails. It failed in the 1920s when the
government tried to ban the sale of
alcohol. The violence and corruption
that exists today because of the ille-
gal drug trade reminds us of the
ward more permissive drug policies
that encourage drug education and
awareness in younger generations.
And although marijuana is still ille-
gal under federal law, Colorado and
Washington have demonstrated
that it is possible for states to have
a say in issues that remain largely
under the government's control.
is no denying that both
states have long, uphill battles with
take a
progressive stance
marijuana regulation at the polls.
same crime, violence and corruption
that characterized the Prohibition
Era. Clearly, these prohibition
strategies are not working for
America. By legalizing marijuana, it
is very possible that we would be
saving more money- and more lives
- than
the drug were kept illegal.
The progressive stance taken by
Colorado and Washington voters
this November is definitely a step in
the right direction. America finally
seems to be moving away from out-
dated prohibition stances and to-
drug enforcement agencies in the
coming months. But
these laws do
into effect
planned, and end up
working to the benefit of citizens,
they may open the doors for other
liberal states, such as New York, to
reconsider the ban on marijuana
and possibly pave the way for per-
manent drug reform in our country.
Modern electorate rapidly evolving
Circle Contributor
Much has already been said about
why Mitt Romney was seemingly
blown out on Election Night.
economy with a high unemployment
rate, it seemed like Mitt was des-
tined for the Oval Office. I don't
claim to be a political expert, but I
do think the reason for his demise
can be seen right here in the Hud-
son Valley.
A few weeks ago I attended the
Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal
ceremony with a few Marist stu-
dents and faculty. The honorees
were people who were champions in
their own profession. Among them
was Assemblyman Joel Miller.
Miller, a Republican, who has rep-
resented Marist College in the New
York State Assembly for nearly two
decades. I was a little surprised to
see him be honored until I heard his
acceptance speech. Miller used his
to tell the audience about his
unbashful support for a women's
right to choose. He slammed his
own party and cited this as one of
the many reasons that he has cho-
sen not to seek re-election. His
speech was in stark contrast to
failed US Senate candidates Todd
and Richard Mourdock's view
on a women's right to choose. Their
comments on rape of all things de-
railed campaigns that seemed like
easy wins.
not be the only Hudson
Valley Republican to retire this
year. Senator Steve Saland, who
has Represented Marist in the New
York State Senate for over twenty
years, will be joining him as well.
Many of you may have seen the
"RETIRE SALAND" signs around
campus. These signs have been put
up by a Conservative Party candi-
date who ran solely in opposition to
Saland's historic deciding vote on
same-sex marriage in New York
a result conservative voters left
Saland and Terry Gipson, the Dem-
ocratic candidate, will be the first
Democrat State Senator to repre-
sent this district since a Hyde Park
resident named Franklin Roosevelt
held the seat from 1911-1913.
At the Federal Level, Congress-
women Nan Hayworth who won in
2010 with the Tea Party at her back
seemed destined for a future leader-
ship position in Congress.. She had
even been named "One of the Most
Liked Freshman" by Politico. After
Irene devastated the Hudson Val-
went on record to say
that Democrats would need to
money in other areas of the budget
before FEMA could come in and
spokesman suggested that we
should "throw acid" on female Sena-
tors who fought for the Equal Pay
for Women Act. In the end Sean
Patrick Maloney, a former Bill Clin-
ton aid, won in a close election and
is now the first openly gay member
of Congress to be elected from New
My point here is that the Ameri-
can electorate is rapidly changing
and we can see that even here in the
Hudson Valley. The Republican
Party today is nothing like the party
of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt or
even Ronald Reagan. Louisiana
Governor Bobbi Jindal recently said
his fellow Republicans need to end
"dumbed down conservatism." If the
Republicans continue to focus on so-
cial issues and listen to the Tea
Party more than the new American
electorate, it
be a long time be-
fore they reach 270 again.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Jersey Strong: Long Beach Island post-Sandy
Circle Contributor
New Jersey has certainly seen
some pretty bad storms in its day.
From the infamous Hurricane Es-
ther in 1961 to Humcane Irene in
August 2011, New Jersey's beloved
shorelines have miraculously
braved through gusting winds and
mile-high flooding. However, noth-
ing compares to the destruction
and devastation brought in by
Hurricane Sandy. Making a long-
awaited landfall near Atlantic
City, N.J. on Oct. 29, Sandy locked
its eyes on Long Beach Island first,
a cherished barrier island that lies
along the east side of the state.
For those of you not from New
Jersey, Long Beach Island is lo-
cated only 25 miles north of N.J.'s
famous Atlantic City and connects
to Manahawkin, "the mainland,"
by a single bridge touching down
on one of the islands 11
town ,
Surf City. The island is home to
about 8,600 people on a year-round
basis. It measures
total of eight-
een miles long and only h
alf a mile
wide. During the summer months
the small island is put to the ulti-
mate test as it swells with summer
residents, tourists and day-trip-
pers who all come to enjoy its
beautiful beaches and relaxing at-
mosphere. Family-oriented, the is-
land is full of mini golf courses, ice
cream parlors, water sports and
tons of shops and restaurants.
Long Beach Island has always
been a beloved New Jersey hot
holds a part
New Jer-
sey's history and culture, and with
LBI's damage and destruction
comes great sorrow for all who
have spent time on this little slice
of New Jersey paradise.
Gov. Christie ordered a manda-
tory evacuation for all residents of
Long Beach Island on Oct. 28.
Knowing what was about
Long Beach Island
devastated Hurricane Sandy's massive
waves and
winds resulting In widespread
power outages and building
LBI's residents packed up small
bags of clothes and valuables and
retreated off the island
Blowing in with gusts of wind up
to 85 mph,- Hurricane Sandy
brought in the biggest flooding the
island has ever seen. Flooding was
so high the ocean actually met the
bay in the middle of the Long
Beach Island Boulevard, causing
the entire island to be saturated in
a mixture of salt water, bay water
and sand. The floodwater covering
the island was so deep, accounts of
shark sightings have been reported
swimming up and down streets
walked upon by summertime
beach goers just a few months ear-
Despite the immense damage
from flooding, wind damage proba-
bly caused the most devastation to
the island. With such forceful
winds, homes were ripped apart,
fragments of houses were hurled
into the street, and electrical lines
and telephone poles were snapped
and drove to the ground.
Since Sandy struck, the island
has just re:opened most of its bor-
oughs to LBI residences, business
proprietors and summer home
holders. The damage had been so
great the National Q-uard, along
with the Red Cross, has been
called in to make sure Long Beach
Island was even livable. The flood-
ing has drained in most parts, and
the ocean and bay are beginning to
recede; however, the island is far
from ok~y.
All of the destructions demand a
lot of aid, attention and volunteers.
''This [clean up] phase is going to
take months -
months, if not
years -
be completed fully and
Water surged over railings, destorylng
beachfront boardwalks and property
Sandy's arrival.
to our satisfaction," Gov. Christie
said. ''The devastation we've seen
over the last week is not something
that can be rebuilt overnight. And
I have to tell you a hard truth.
Next summer is not going to be
like last summer."
Gov. Christie then went on
be a few days of
sorrow, but then New Jerseyans
will say, the hell with this, let's get
back to work."
Although there is a long road
ahead for Long Beach Island, New
Jersey residents will not go down
without a fight. Bus loads of vol-
unteers have already begun donat-
ing their days to cleaning up their
precious island. Fire fighters and
policemen have made it clear they
will not rest until the island is in
better shape, and residence and
summer time holders alike will all
do their part in saving their little
slice of heaven.
Wreck-It Ralph engages gamers
Circle Contributor
In 1995, Disney released "Toy
Story," the animated classic that
catapulted both Disney and Pixar to
infinity and beyond with a litany of
new characters. The story was cen-
tered around various toys that came
to life when their owner, Andy,
leaves. The movie spawned two se-
quels and sent Disney merchandiz-
ing through the roof with toys of
their own. Fast-forward 17 years
and we have ''Wreck-It Ralph," the
new Disney film that reapplies this
nostalgic, childlike focus with a
modem twist. Directed by Rich
Moore, best known for "Futurama"
and "The Simpsons," ''Wreck-It
Ralph" is a fun and beautifully de-
livered film that will please groups
of all ages.
''Wreck-It Ralph" is a classic tale
of a "bad guy'' turned good: The tit-
ular Ralph is the antagonist of his
own video game and sets off on an
become the hero for
once. Although it's a plot we've seen
a million times over, ''Wreck-It
Ralph" still offers a unique and en-
gaging story. It's straightforward in
a sense, but it also provides enough
twists and turns to keep the regular
moviegoer engulfed in all that the
film has to offer.
In terms of voice acting, John C.
Reilly takes the cake as Ralph,
doing a fabulous job of getting real
emotion out of the character and
making you sympathize with him.
The biggest surprise performance
comes from Sarah Silverman, who
plays little Vanellope von Schweetz
in a remarkably likeable sense. The
kids will definitely latch onto her.
for the visuals, the animation is
top-notch, keeping up with Disney's
track record of beautifully rendered
films. Every new game that Ralph
and the characters go to is fleshed
out in the highest detail. This is es-
pecially true in the case of Sugar
Rush, where most of the movie
takes place. The entire landscape is
drawn up with the sense of sugary
candies in mind. The trees are made
of candy canes, the police officers
are donuts, and the volcano is made
out of Diet Coke and mentos ..
The most impressive aspect here,
however, is Disney's masterful por-
trayal of video games. When Disney
and company set out to make
"Wreck-It Ralph," they knew it had
to be authentic to arcade-style video
the early '90s and, boy, did
they come through! Getting licensed
agreements from dozens of video
game companies is a task unto it-
self, but Disney fully achieved this,
having everything from Street
Fighter, to
to Pacman. With
these characters in hand, most com-
panies would devote their time to
showing as much as they could from
each and every one. Yet, Disney and
Rich Moore do the complete oppo-
site by making these characters
mere aspects of the physical arcade
landscape. These characters only
appear in Game Central Station, a
hub to travel
other games, the ar-
cade itself, or the opening and clos-
ing "group therapy'' sessions Ralph
goes to. Never once do these trade-
marked characters over-encumber
the story, which allows the film to
focus on its original characters.
However, the film has not gone
without criticism. Many find that
''Wreck-It Ralph" is
samey and
doesn't flesh out the world of video
games enough. Although those
points are certainly worth noting,
they hardly hinder the overall expe-
rience. Sure, there could have been
more lands for Ralph to explore, but
that wasn't central to the story, and
know we'll be getting that
in the inevitable sequels that are al-
ready underway. ''Wreck-It Ralph"
is a rare case where almost every-
body who goes to see it will come
away enjoying it. From kids, who
see some of their most imaginative
fantasies play out, to the 20-30 year
olds who recognize the countless ref-
erences riddled throughout the
world, ''Wreck-It Ralph" is a great
film that everyone should go see.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Page 10
Marist's annual''A Night On Broadway''review
Staff Writer
Marist's annual Night On Broad-
way, a benefit for Broadway
Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was held
this past Saturday in the Nelly Go-
letti Theatre. The benefit has grown
from a small performance of a dozen
solos and several group numbers in
the Cabaret to a dazzling two-hour
spectacle in the Nelly, that easily
sells out two shows. The collection
of staged Broadway musical num-
bers serves to highlight the incredi-
ble talent of the Marist Singers and
raise money and awareness for a
worthy cause.
The event was championed by
Sarah Williams, Marist's director of
choral activities, who has been a
huge part of the growth of the bene-
fit over the years. Her passion for
intertwining musical performances
with philanthropy and her desire
outdo prior years' fundraising is
what keeps Night On
audience and popularity growing.
"It has a huge student turnout be-
cause it's easy
listen to, it's fun
watch, it's a fun night," Williams
Last year, the benefit raised over
$5,000 through donations, ticket
sales and raffle Williams
would love to see the number
rocket in the future.
"I think Broadway Cares/Equity
Fights AIDS is an amazing charity.
We're helping people who just can't
help themselves .... Hon~stly, my
goal is to break $10,000. I don't
know how I'm going
do that, but
I'm so driven by pushing that num-
ber up," Williams said.
The night itself'was one of incred-
ible performances and sincere pas-
sion for the cause that the Singers
were supporting. Numerous small
ensembles performed, along with a
dozen or so solo acts. There was one
medley of songs from the musical
''Wicked" and one fully staged and
choreographed interpretation of
music from the show "In the
Solo standouts included
fantastic performances by Nick
Bayer, Ashley Morris and the hys-
terical trio of Matt Grieco, Jen Laski
and Jen Rizza. Morris, the Singers
vice president, was excited to put on
a show full of diverse acts.
"It's really great. Our musical se-
lection this year is really ambitious
and entertaining .... It's especially
get a lot of people
to the show because of the music de-
partment being built for next year,"
Ashley Morris said.
With the outstanding turnout
Night On Broadway attracts, and
its bold mission to continue raising
funds and awareness for
Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, it is
clear that this is a Marist tradition
that will not be disappearing any-
time soon.
"Boy Meets World" gets an unexpected spin-off series
Staff Writer
To all of the '90s kids who spent
their childhood afternoons on the
couch watching ''Boy Meets World,"
this one is for you. It has been con-
firmed that Disney Channel is cre-
ating a reboot of everyone's favorite
preteen television series under the
incredibly original title of "Girl
Meets World." The show will focus
on Cory and Topanga
s (protago-
nists of the original show) teenage
daughter, Riley, as she experiences
the troubles of growing up. It re-
mains unclear whether or not Ben
Savage and Danielle Fishel will
reprise their roles in the new series,
but the actors are reportedly not op-
posed to the idea of a reunion. Re-
gardless of their return, the show
feature Cory as a seventh grade
history teacher and his wife
Topanga. The success of the show
will ultimately depend on the slew
of new actors chosen
take on the
legend of the married Matthews
It is unlikely that the show will
see the return of Rider Strong as
Shawn Hunter, the classic "bad
of the '90s generation.
broody character will be reincar-
nated in the form of Riley's best
friend Maya. Her character descrip-
tion is the female Shawn Hunter "to
a T." Maya is described as being
pessimistic, dark and a bad student,
yet fiercely loyal to her friends. Like
Shawn, she also has parental is-
the return of Cory's dimwitted older
brother Eric, and the greatest
teacher in the history of television,
Mr. Feeny, remains unconfirmed.
Now that Cory has seemingly fol-
lowed in the footsteps of his most in-
fluential teacher, it would be great
to see what Mr. :Feeny would think
Disney Channel confirmed
·Girl Meets World," a
Meets World."
original cast can
seen above.
sues, having never met her father.
It will be fun to see the depiction of
Cory and Shawn's friendship by fe.
male characters.
regard to other casting rumors,
of Cory today.
was with
the gang every step of the way
through their journey as confused,
adolescent preteens at John
confident, successful college
graduates from Penn
His re-
turn would be a sentimental mo-
feature on the new show.
for crazy Uncle Eric, otherwise
known as ''Plays with Squirrels"
from the memorable episode "Seven
the Hard Way," his return would be
just as welcomed as
The best confirmed news is that
the pilot episode will be written by
Michael Jacobs who served as the
executive producer of "Boy Meets
World" during its 1993-2000 run.
The show will have the input of a
man who experienced the trials and
tribulations of Cory Matthews,
Topanga Lawrence and Shawn
Hunter firsthand, meaning that the
new series will be an accurate con-
tinuation of the '90s sitcom
As more details about the show
surface, the avid fan base of "Boy
Meets World" becomes more excited
to see its sequel. Hopefully, the new
generation will experience the same
love for the sitcom that all '90s kids
A personal review of "Red," the new Taylor Swift album
Circle Contributor
On Oct. 22, Taylor Swift's highly
anticipated fourth album "Red" was
eager (and not-so-eager)
fans. After Swift's release of "We
Are Never Ever Getting Back To-
gether," I was a little skeptical of
the new album. As catchy and en-
joyable as the song was, until the
radio stations overplayed it, I felt
that Swift had finally sold out. As a
fan from the beginning, I never
viewed Swift as very country. She
was always a pop singer to me with
a little bit of country sound. As I lis-
tened more a,nd became a hard-core
country fan, I couldn't imagine
Swift without her curly hair,
singing songs in a country twang
about bad relationships and being
the girl on the outside. I could find
something to
I could relate in
every song; that boy who never no-
ticed me, the feeling of being left
out, the thrill of my first kiss. I can
still name every guy I associated
with each song, but with Swift's
new sound, I was afraid I was going
to lose that relationship with her
The Friday after "Red" came out,
I managed to get to Target and buy
the Deluxe Edition despite my skep-
ticism. I was both excited and
scared as I popped the album into
my cars audio set. The first song
"State of Grace" was not at all what
I expected it to be, which was a rock
sound with Taylor's familiar voice
and all-too-relatable lyrics. I fell in
love. The entire CD was a paradox,
completely different but at the same
time familiar.
Songs like "I Knew You Were
Trouble" and "22" quickly became
favorite dancing songs, and Swift's
duet with singer of "The A Team,"
Ed Sheeran, "Everything Has
Changed" has already skyrocketed
to the number-one slot of my ''Most
Played" playlist. Other favorites in-
clude "Stay Stay Stay," ''Treacher-
ous," "Holy Ground," "Starlight" and
"Begin Again." One upside to pur-
chasing the Deluxe Edition was the
six extra songs that came along
with the original album, which in-
cluded three new songs and three
acoustic songs included ''Treacher-
ous" and "State of Grace" as well as
the demo version of "Red." New
songs included ''The Moment I
Knew," "Come Back ... Be Here" and
"Girl At Home." I found these extra
be more traditional Taylor
Swift in style, but after hearing all
of "Red," I realize that traditional
Taylor Swift is very childish.
''Red" is a new direction for Taylor
Swift with a more grown-up sound
that makes sense because she's not
16 anymore, she's 22. Taylor Swift
is all grown up, but she's still writ-
ing songs for people of all ages to
understand and fall in love with. I
think ''Red" is a milestone for Swift
and for her fans; this will be a CD I
can tell my children I fell in love to
and shared my heart broken with.
gets five stars in my book be-
cause I think Swift has accom-
plished what few singers can do:
She's created a soundtrack for her
fans' lives.

The Circle •
Thursday, November 15, 2012 •
Letter to the Editor;
To the Editor:
an openly gay, former co-editor
of The Circle, I am writing to tell
you how pleased I am to see the for-
mation of the new Marist Ally pro-
gram that
will support lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and question-
ing (LGBTQ) students.
program to support LBGTQ stu-
dents" by Ana Jean Healy, The Cir-
cle, October 30, 2012) This
will be a
great resource for all students at
Marist College.
In 1973, when I was 17 years old
and I first came to Marist, homo-
sexuality had just been removed
from the list of mental disorders. It
was a difficult time for me because I
had just begun to deal with my sex-
uality and with my entrance into
college life. I had just come out and
was looking for support when very
little existed in the world, never-
mind at Marist.
I was fortunate that I had the for-
mer Marist chaplain, Father Leo
Gallant, to stand by my side. Be-
cause he stood with me, I was able
to start a small group on campus
connected to the gay Catholic or-
ganization called Dignity. I was also
lucky to have gotten to know Pro-
fessor Jerry White and Dr. Bill
Olson, two openly gay faculty mem-
bers at Marist. Having their sup-
port was also very helpful to me.
A small group of us continued to
meet on campus in Byrne Resi-
dence. However, the administration
looked upon us with suspicion and,
of course, there was no official
recognition of our group. Every-
thing we did lacked official support.
The subliminal message was that
what we were doing was so radical
that it shouldn't be brought out in
public for fear of a negative reac-
The gay group eventually broke
up, moved off campus and renamed
itself The Stonewall Society.
Harassment by some Marist stu-
dents was common. I remember in
my freshman year coming back to
my dorm room in Sheahan Hall one
night right after a group of guys had
gone apple picking. The guys used
those apples to toss at my door
while screaming, "Play some more
Peter, Paul and Mary, you fairy." I
was terrified and crushed.
On another occasion, a guy pur-
posely pushed me in the cafeteria
and called me a "faggot,'' causing me
to drop my tray and totally embar-
rassing me. This type of harass-
ment happened almost daily.
I found support in the Theatre
Guild (and was eventually elected
president). I turned to the Spanish
Club and to the Third World Al-
liance where I also found some ac-
ceptance. Eventually, in 1977, I
became co-editor of The Circle.
In my senior year, Dr. Olson in-
vited gay rights pioneer, Dr. Martin
Duberman, to speak on campus. I
was too nervous to put my own by-
line on a story covering the visit, so
I asked Maureen Crowe to write it.
(She had guts!)
you read the Cir-
cle article (April 27, 1977), the only
person mentioned in the story is Dr.
Duberman himself. No one else
would identify with it.
Imagine - too afraid to write a
story connected to homosexuality
and bisexuality: even though it was
the last edition of The Circle that I
would edit! I was so afraid people
would harass me even more my last
few days at Marist. I just couldn't
deal with it.
Contact for
By the way, that was the only time
in my four years at Marist that any
reference to homosexuality was
made in public on campus.
Today, while I would like to think
things are somewhat different, I
know life remains difficult ibr
LG BTQ students.
By having the Marist Ally pro-
gram, and a Lesbian, Gay, Straight
Alliance, Marist is send,ing a clear
message that the type of discrimi-
nation I endured will no longer be
tolerated. It also provides, in a for-
mal, structured way, a support sys-
tem for all students, especially
LGBTQ students.
Despite the difficulties I had at
Marist, I mostly look back at my col-
lege years with very fond memories.
I love Marist. But I think how much
better my Marist experience might
have been if I had support from the
Marist Ally program.
2009, I was elected as an openly
gay member of the New York City
Heights, Elmhurst and Corona in
Queens. I have vowed to use my po-
sition to promote equal rights for all
people. As chair of the Council's
Committee on Immigration, I try to
make the connection between all
people affected by prejudice and dis-
Finally, I felt compelled to write to
you in light of Ms. Healy's story to
say to all Marist students, gay and
non-gay, that gay is good! I would-
n't want to be any other way! It is
so important for young people to
know this.
I would also like to say I admire
the courage of people like Bobbi Sue
Tellitocci and Jeffrey Kaine for
heading the program. I especially
admire students like Michael
Brosseau for being publicly associ-
ated with the program.
And I applaud the Marist College
Board of Trustees for their support
of the program. You are saving
Daniel Dromm
Class of '77
Member, NYC Council
25th District
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The Circle •
Thursday, November 15, 2012 •
Page 13
The Fox Trot
Quick hits of the week in Marist athletics
Men's Soccer
The Marist men's soccer team fin-
ished out their 2012 campaign with
a 5-10-1 record, including a 1-6
mark in conference play.
The team lost the final two confer-
ence games of its season due to the
presence of Hurricane Sandy, lead-
ing to just seven conference games
The Red Foxes saw four of its play-
ers given all-MAAC hnoors, with
senior forward Stephan Brossard
redshirt senior Josh Faga
being named to the all conference
second team. Freshman Cesar Ceja
Simon Laugsand was also honored,
being named to the all-MAAC
rookie team.
Brossard finished the campaign
with 19 points in just 14 games, fin-
ishing his career with four selec-
tions to various all
MAAC teams
and a total of 79 points.
Faga was one of just three Marist
players to start all 16 matches on
the year, and he earned his second
selection to the all-MAAC second
Laugsand finished the year with
five points, while Ceja netted two
goals as both players competed in
their first seasons as Red Foxes.
Faga, along with senior Anthony
Rozmus and junior Nicolas Fedus
earned MAAC All-Academic team
Marist volleyball completed its
season with two .3-2 victories in
conference play, defeating MAAC
opponents Loyola and Rider.
The Red Foxes finished the year
with a 12-16 mark overall, with an
8-10 record in conference play.
The Red Foxes started and fin-
standings, where they finisluid the
Sophomore Mackenzie Stephens
;ed the teama in kills with 268 ,on
the season, with senior Katie Estes
very close behind with a total of 244
kills. Senior Grace Hill had a team
high 2.26 kills per set in just seven
games played.
Junior Audra Brady led the team
with 7 45 assists, with senior Hanna
Stoiberg finishing with 31 7.
Sophomore Brooke Zywick had a
team high 444 digs, with sophomore
Gina Russo finishing second on the
team with 236.
The team will return 11 of 13 play-
ers for next season.
ished the season on strong notes,
Women's Basketball
winning four of their first six
matches to begin their campaign,
and they won five of their final six
matches to end the season.
All-conference voleyball selections
have yet to be named, but Marist
freshman Courtney Shaw was
named the rookie of the week in the
final MAAC weekly awards. Shaw
set a career high of kills for the sea-
son in both games, with 11 in the
first win over Loyola, before exceed-
her mark with another 16 kills
in the Sunday victory over the Rider
With the two wins in the final
weekend of the season, Marist
moved up to sixth in the conference
As The Circle went to the press,
Marist dropped a tough game on the
road Tuesday, falling 64-53 at Hart-
The Red Foxes were led offen-
sively by Elizabeth Beynnon, who
scored 13 points and grabbed six re-
bounds, while playing a team-high
36 minutes. Casey Dulin and
Kristina Danella were the other
players in double figures for Marist,
with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Following their season-opening
victory over Vermont on Friday
night, Marist traveled to take on
mid-major rival Hartford, a team
that had played several close games
with the Red Foxes over the last few
seasons, including last season
s 57-
51 Marist victory in Poughkeepsie.
Hartford would not be denied a
victory on their own home court,
forcing the Red Foxes to miss shots
and turn the ball over, which Marist
did 20 times in the game.
The first half was close through-
out, and both teams went into their
locker rooms all tied up at 28-28.
The second half also began with the
teams exchanging points, until
Marist went on a 7 -3 run to take a
35-31 lead just over fourt minutes
into the half.
However, the Hawks would fight
their way back into the game, and
thanks largely to a tough shooting
half for Marist (34.5% FG, 18.2%
3FG), were able to claw their way to
Prior to the game, it was an-
nounced that redshirt sophomore
Tori Jarosz would miss 3-6 months
due to a fractured wrist she sus-
tained in the team's 66-45 win
against Vermont. Jarosz, who sat
out the entire 2011-2012 season
after transferring from Vanderbilt,
scored 14 points off the bench in the
opener, and was expected to be a
major contributor for Marist this
The Red Foxes will look to get
back on the winning track on Sat-
urday, when they host Princeton at
7:00 p.m. at the McCann Arena.
Men's hockey sweeps another weekend
Circle Contributor
The Marist Red Foxes club hockey
team had a successful weekend as
they defeated divisional opponents
Western Connecticut State, 8-3, on
Friday night, and Montclair State
College, 8-4, on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Foxes improved their divi-
sional record to 5-0-0-1 and to 9-0-
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0-1 overall on the season.
After the first ranking period,
Marist is currently ranked second in
the Northeast. Marist trails New
Hampshire, who is the only team to
have defeated the Red Foxes this
season (in overtime).
The team remains undefeated
both at home and in regulation.
Forward Mike Chiacchia leads the
team in scoring with 25 points (14
goals, 11 assists), and team captains
Chris Cerbino and Pat Erstling are
each tied for second with 20 points
''I think the team is really rolling,"
Erstling said after this past week-
end's games. 'We are getting great
goaltending from all our goalies
(Zach Gomiela, Tom Dorsey and
Cody Capps). The defense has
stepped up, especially considering
how young they are. The offense is
putting up a lot of goals, and all of
this combined is what has us near
the top of our region."
This upcoming weekend, the Red
Foxes will play upstate rival Rens-
selaer Polytechnic Institute. The
first game will be Marist's home
game, Saturday afternoon at 4: 15
p.m. at the McCann Ice Arena and
the second game will be RPl's home
game, Sunday afternoon at 3:00
Women use dominant second half in

when asked how it meant to start
off her senior year with a big win.
Being one of four seniors on the
roster, including the only returning
starter from a season ago,
Beynnon is one of the players the
Red Foxes will be leaning on for the
same consistency she brought game
in and game out last season, which
got off to a solid start with her 12
points, good for a tie for second on
the Red Foxes.
That tie was with Leanne Ock-
n, who in addition to scoring 12
points, played her usual lockdown
defensive performance, holding Ver-
mont's Shanai Heber to a 1-9 shoot-
ing performance. As one of the
leaders of the Red Foxes, Ockenden
knew the team needed to change at
halftime and was
"We were very nervous, very ex-
cited for the first game and in the
first half we didn't really play as
well as we could have," she said. In
the second half, we all got together
and said 'guys, we're better than
this', we can play better than this,
let's just do our game, play better of-
fense, play better defense and be
more aggressive, and I think we did
Despite the struggles in the first
half, Ockenden was still very ex-
cited about the prospects of this
Marist team in the same way that
Beynnon was.
'We have a lot of depth on the
team and a lot of people on this
team have a lot of potential and we
just need to keep building off of this
game," Ockenden said.
That optimism is something that
should be shared by everyone asso-
ciated with this team, after the per-
formance that the team delivered in
the second half. One player who
was just happy to finally be a part
of why everyone is so excited about
this team is Tori Jarosz, who con-
sidered the game against Vermont
her first "real college basketball
Jarosz is a transfer from Vander-
bilt, where she played just 15 total
minutes during her freshman year,
before transferring to Marist, where
she sat out all of last season. After
watching the magic that last year's
Marist team brought, she finally got
to be a part of it, and she delivered
with a team high 14 points.
''It didn't feel real at first, I kind of
found myself pinching myself'
Jarosz said. 'When I finally got out
there and calmed down and started
playing a little bit better in the sec-
ond half, it finally sunk in."
When all of the consistency, the
defense, the halftime discussions,
the work-ethic and the new blood
are added together, the Marist
women's basketball team thrives.
The second half against Vermont
was a glimpse of what the sum of all
of those pieces can look like, and
that sum will
only get larger and
larger as the season progresses.
and the Foxes are
home again next Saturday at 7 p.m.

Circle •
Thursday, November 15, 201.2 •
Women's soccer season ending ~ecap
Staff Writer
The 2012 season was successful
in many ways for the Marist Red
Fo:xes women's soccer team. The
team set a program record for wins
with 15 and thrilled the Tenney
Stadium crowd time and time
However, the team came up just
short of their goal of a second con•
secutive MAAC Tournament title
with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to
Loyola on Nov. 4 in the champi-
onship game.
This record setting season began
all the way back on Aug. 21, when
the Red Foxes opened the season by
defeating Wagner, 2-1. A challeng-
ing non-conference slate featured
games against opponents such as
the University of Connecticut, Ford-
ham and Lehigh.
Quite possibly the lasting image
from the early portion of the sched-
ule is Rycke Guiney scoring off her
own corner kick against the
Huskies as the team's lone goal in
the match against UConn.
Qllality wins over University of
Pennsylvania and eventual NCAA
Tournament participant Hofstra
were some more of the highlights
during the non-conference portion of
the schedule.
One special event that the pro-
gram does every year is host a
Breai,1 Cancer Awareness game.
This year, the game took place on
Sept. 21, and Marist defeated Bing-
hamton 2-0, in front of a full house
at Tenney Stadium.
The non-conference schedule came
to a close with a tough 1-0 loss in
double overtime to a physical Tem-
ple squad.
Head Coach Kate Lyn's squad set
the tone for the rest of MAAC play,
with a pair of victories in Buffalo
over Canisius and Niagara by scores
of 1-0 and 3-1, respectively .
Up next was the annual rivalry
tilt with the Saints of Siena, a game
that featured 35 total shots for the
Red Foxes. Amanda Epstein showed
for the dramatic once again
by drilling a rebound past Saints
keeper Taylor Booth in the 72nd
minute of a tie game.
The Stags of Fairfield were the
next team to visit Poughkeepsie, as
they came to the Hudson Valley
with their sights set on holding sole
possession of first place in the
MAAC at the end of the night. How-
ever, the Red Foxes had other ideas,
as they came out and dominated
from the outset, handing Fairfield a
def eat in the process.
Dreams of an unblemished confer-
ence record were kept alive with a
Marlst women's soccer
a nallbtter In the MMC Tournament finals, losing 2-
Loyola. The Red
shed the season
pair of one-goal decisions over Man-
hattan and Iona.
A 9-0 record in the league proved
to be just out of reach, however, as
the team fell to a scrappy Saint
Peter's squad in double overtime, 2-
1, on Oct. 21.
The Red Foxes would return home
for the end of the regular season by
hosting Loyola and Rider, with their
sights set on the No.l seed in the
MAAC Tournament. Those visions
would come to fruition as the hosts
registered a pair of 1-0 victories,
thanks to two more clutch goals
from Epstein, the 12th and 13th
game winning goals of her career.
On the opening night of the MAAC
Tournament, Marist
defeated Iona
2-0, to record their final win on the
Looking ahead to 2013, the team
will miss the leadership of players
like Chelsea Botta, Jessica Arabia,
Caitlin Landsman and Jackie Frey,
but look for Guiney, Epstein and
Samantha Panzner, among others,
to fill in the shoes of the graduating
seniors and lead this team to yet an-
other successful campaign.
Men's rugby advances
to title
Sports Editor
This Sunday, the Marist rugby
team will be playing where no other
team in program history has played
before: the conference championship
The Red Foxes defeated Molloy
College, 65-15, over the weekend at
home at Gartland Field. Marist, the
top seed in the playoff tournament,
saw contributions from many play-
ers in the victory.
Captain Alex Erickson was pleased
the team's overall performance
against Molloy.
"We had already played them
[Molloy] before and won, but we
knew it was going to be different in
the playoffs," Erickson said. 'We
didn't lose our focus, and we played
a great game."
Despite a dominating showing on
Sunday, Erickson understands that
there are still areas to improve upon
for the Red Foxes if they want to
come away with the championship.
Junior Andrew Lohr
'We get some dumb penalties from
trys, and sophomore John Lares time and time, so we need to work
also had a score on the afternoon. on that. Our coach [Willie Scheep-
ers] has just been on us about get-
ting the basics down so we can
ready for Sunday," Erickson said.
Marist's opponent in the champi-
onship game will be cross-town rival
Vassar. Both teams were at the top
of the Tri-State conference through-
out the regular season, and the Red
Foxes defeated the Brewers, 12-7,
on the final game of the season to
secure first place and the top seed in
the playoffs. The victory snapped
Vassar's undefeated record.
The team has reached new heights
this sea,son,
an 8-1 over-
all record and a
to win the
program's first championship. Er-
ickson says that the intensity and
desire has been there with this
team from the beginning, even
when he and fellow captain Mike
McGoldrick had to basically coach
the team themselves when Scheep-
ers had to miss several weeks due to
other responsibilities.
"I am really proud of how this
season has gone so
said. "A lot of guys have stepped up;
it is a very talented group."
Sunday's match will be played at
Vassar College in Poughkeepsie,
and is scheduled to begin at 2:00
S w i mm in g and diving sweeps Fairfield
This past Saturday, the Marist
men's and women's swimming and
diving teams hosted a meet against
MAAC Conference rival, Fairfield.
The Marist men's swimming and
diving team defeated Fairfield by
the score of 163.5-123.5 to earn its
second conference win of the season.
The Marist women's swimming
and diving team defeated Fairfield
176-126, also securing their second
conference win of the season.
On the men's side, junior Sean
Malloy and $Ophomores Jason
Ruddy and John Spitzer each
earned two wins apiece. Junior Nick
Spinella and sophomore Dylan
Cummings each earned one win.
Another notable performer for the
Red Foxes included senior Daniel
Gaynor, who was edged out by just
.19 seconds in the 100-yard butter-
fly. Senior Daniel Collins also lost
out in a nail-biter, falling by just
four tenths of a second to teammate
Cummings in the 200-yard back-
race. Freshmen Caleb Camp
and sophomore William Drenne also
lost by less than a second in the 50
and 200 yard freestyle races respec-
tively. The men's 200-yard medley
relay was also a second place fin-
isher, falling short by j"ust .56 sec-
onds for the top squad from
On the women's side, senior Kate
Conard, sophomore Kimberly To-
Powhida each earned two wins
apiece. Senior Erica Vitale, juniors
Maddie Arciello and Emily Miles
and sophomore Shannon Toal each
earned one win.
In other not~ble performances,
junior Bonnie Orr finished second in
a nailbiter, losing to her opponent
from Fairfield by just .08 seconds in
the 100-yard butterfly race. Senior
Kaitlyn Larkin also lost by just
under a second, taking home the sil-
ver in the 100-yard breaststroke.
This weekend showcased some
versatility from both teams, with
many Marist athletes competing in
events that are outside of their nor-
comfortability level.
"Fairfield is a meet
where we try
to look at our athletes competing in
other events, called off-events,
events that they would not normally
swim in a dual meet or champi-
onships me," Coach Larry Van Wag-
ner said. 'We try to keep the 'scores
relatively competitive between the
two schools and we try to give our
athletes a bit of a break so they
don't have to focus so much on the
same event one meet to the next. It
was a good meet.
gave me a
chance to look at our swimmers
swimming in events I don't nor-
mally get to see them compete
The meet this coming weekend is
a big test for the Red Foxes, when
Marist takes on Rider. The two
teams have bettled for top billing in
the conference in recent memory,
and this duel meet going a long way
to determine which program will
come out on top for this season.
"Our most competitive MAAC
dual meet
coming up this Satur-
day. On the women's side, the Num-
ber One team in the conference,
Marist, is swimming against the
Number Two team in the confer-
ence, Rider. On the men's side, the
Number One men's team, Rider, is
swimming against the Number Two
team, which is Marist," Coach Van-
Wagner said.
With both the men's side and
women's side each looking for their
third conference victory, the Red
Foxes will host Rider this upcoming
Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. at the
McCann Natatorium.
Following a break for Thanksgiv-
ing, the Red Foxes hit the road
where they will compete in hte H20
Invitational, taking place in Balti-
more, Maryland.
The Red Foxes
will tajte on MAAC opponents Loy-
ola, St. Peters and Iona.

The Clrcle •
Thursday, November 15, 2012 •
Page 15
Football loses toug
h game vs.
Sports Editor
It has started to become a recur-
ring theme for the Marist football
The Red Foxes will play a solid
game, making great plays in all
three phases, only to come up just
short of winning. In fact, the team
has lost four games this season by
four points or less, their most recent
tough defeat coming over the week-
end against Dayton.
The Flyers defeated Marist, 21-17,
on Saturday on Senior Day at Ten-
ney Stadium. After trailing 21-7
going into the second half, the home
team finally got their offensive mov-
ing, but ultimately came up short.
After so many losses in heart-
breaking fashion, it would be easy
for any team to get discouraged and
simply concede to their defeats.
But the Marist Red Foxes are not
worked hard every week, and it has
shown consistently, both in the win
column and with the emergence of
new players stepping in and deliv-
ering big results.
Saturday's game against Dayton
was a great example of how far the
team and its players have come.
Heading into halftime, the Red
Foxes could have done exactly what
Parady was talking about: Say,
"That's it," and play out the rest of
the half uninspired.
But the Red Foxes came out of the
locker room with the intensity and
determination that has been with
them all season, and did not allow
the Flyers to score in the second
half, while putting 10 points on the
scoreboard themselves.
The team would get the ball with
12:4 7 reinaining in the game, but
were unable to move the chains four
times in the drive. Marist would get
the ball back after a linebacker Paul
just "any team," and head coach Jim Sakowski's interception with 4:29 to
Parady knows that this team has play, but quarterback Chuckie
not been discouraged by their short-
Looney's pass on fourth down was
comings this season.
picked off by the Flyers.
"It is so easy for any team to say,
With the loss, Marist fell to 3-6
'that's it.' But I know that won't overall and 2-4 in the Pioneer
happen with this group," Parady
said. "They are so anxious to get to
that next step to victory, and they
work really hard to get better every
Parady is right; this team has
League. They have two more games
remaining on their schedule: this
weekend, on the road against
Campbell, and Dec. 1 against San
Diego at home, a make-up game
that was originally scheduled for
The Marist football team dropped a 17-14 contest
ButJer on Saturday. The team will
be back In action this Saturday, when they go on the road
take on PFL rival Drake.
Nov. 3, but was postponed due to
the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Two games remaining, and two
games to get back on the winning
track. Parady understands the im-
portance of finishing the season
strong and has stressed to his play-
ers about focusing on the positives
in order to achieve victory.
keep emphasizing to them [the
positives] because when you do that
you take steps backwards," Parady
said. "When you go backwards, that
is going to just put you further away
from a win.
a coach, it is my re-
sponsibility to get them to under-
stand the little things that we need
to do in order to stay on track."
Marist has had a difficult season,
but it has been as much exciting as
it has been difficult. Explosive scor-
ing, hard-hitting defense and
thrilling finishes have come to de-
fine this season, even if the Red
Foxes have not always been on the
winning side.
There are two games to play in the
2012 season for the Marist football
team. There are two chances to
change the recurring theme of com-
ing up just short and start a new
one. A winning theme.
Men show fight in opening defeat
Sports Editor
Marist men's basketball head
coach Chuck Martin simply called it
an "ugly game."
Martin was referring to his team's
dis~ppointing season o.pener, a 60-
57 loss to Stony Brook, Friday night
at the McCann arena. The Red
Foxes struggled offensively in the
first half, committing 11 turnovers
and finding themselves down 32-25
at halftime.
The team would climb back in the
second half thanks to two large
runs, even grabbing the lead, 52-51,
with 3:57 to play. But they were un-
able to close out the Seawolves, a
talented team that won 22 games
Chavaugtm Lewis (above) scored ten
points in the Red Foxes' close loss
Stony Brook.
year. C"aptarn Devin Price had
a shot to send the game into over-
time with
seconds remaining,
but the shot hit the back of the room
and missed.
"Really disappqinting," Martin
said. "Obviously, [it] being our sea-
son and home opener, we wanted to
win the game. Some good things
came out of it, but we played
Marist suffered their fifth con-
secutive season-opening l9ss. But
this opener had a different feel to it,
and it was not just that it was
played at home, something they
have not done since the 2007-2008
The biggest difference between
Friday's opener and similar games
last season?
It is simple: The Red Foxes played
poorly, but were still in a position to
win the game at the end.
Too often over the last few sea-
sons, Marist would find itself in a
position, like Friday night, where
they would make too many mis-
takes early, and not have enough
composure to climb back into the
game. They would show some fight,
but not enough to make things in-
That was then. But now, after just
one game, it is clear that this Marist
team is deeper, more disciplined,
and not willing to go down in any
game without a fight.
"The biggest thing that I took out
of the game was that when they
[Stony Brook] would make a run,
this team [Marist] would make a
run right back," center Adam Kemp
said. "Like coach always tells us,
when they [our opponent} throws a
punch, we just got to throw one
right back. The fact that we did that
consistently throughout the course
of the game is a good. sign for the
rest of the season."
After many seasons where Marist
lacked fight, it is a great sign to see
this team show some fire in games.
The players seem motivated to have
a great season after so many tough
ones, and Martin and the rest of the
coaching staff have done well in
keeping them m~tivated, despite
Friday's loss.
Marist may have come out on the
losing side of their opener, but they
are confident that they can correct
their mistakes and be better moving
forward. Captain Jay Bowie echoed
·that opinion after the game.
"It's the first game for everyone.
It's a long seascm, and we are going
to learn from what we did today,
work on fixing our mistakes in prac-
tice, and get better," Bowie said.
Martin added that despite the out-
come, his team did enough good
things to
the game, and because
of that, he feels like they are headed
in the right direction.
''We thought we were going to win
the game at the end. Which is good,
because in years past, we just could-
n't do it [win]," Martin said. "Sta-
tisically, we did some decent things
that usually translate to win. But
we didn't make some plays at the
end, and they [Stony Brook] did.
we clean some things up and stick
together, I think we are going to be
ok this year."
Martin said it himself: in past sea-
sons, Marist would not be in a posi-
tion where they ft!,lly believed they
win the game, even after play-
ing poorly to start. The fact that the
attitude has changed can be attrib-
uted to both the players and Mar-
tin's efforts.
The Marist men's basketball tea~
lost their home opener. But they did
not lose their fight.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Column: Women
in home
Sports Editor
It was a very unfamiliar sight
at the McCann Arena.
A scoreboard showing all zeroes on
the clock, with Marist trailing.
would have been something fans
hadn't seen since 2011. Luckily for
the Red Foxes, they still had an-
other half to play.
It became the tale of two teams for
the Marist women's basketball pro-
poorly as they had played
in the first half, they made up for it
in the second half. A team that
looked unconfident and unorgan-
ized became the dominant team
that everyone has come to know
over the last seven years.
Dominant is really the only word
that could be used to describe that
second half. With a 29-2 stretch
begin the half, leading
to the
victory, the Red Foxes showed that
it didn't matter who had left the
team from last year because there
were plerity of people ready to step
Emma O'Connor thrived as a
starter for the first time, providing a
spark early in the second half to
start the run. Elle Beynnon and
Leanne Ockenden brought the con-
and leadership that players
Elle Beynon
defeated Vermont 66-45 in their season opener last Friday.
like Brandy Gang and Elise Caron
had in years past. In her first game
as a Red Fox, Tori Jarosz provided a
low post presence the Red Foxes
lacked last season.
Once again, the Red Foxes proved
that the whole is greater than the
sum of its parts. As of right now,
there is no star on this team.
There's no Corielle Yarde, no Erica
Allenspach or no Rachele Fitz.
What this Marist team does seem to
have, however, is a hard working
them, and can get scoring up and
down the lineup, from any given
player on any given night.
The second half of the Vermont
game should be a sign of things to
come. Marist grew stronger and
stronger as the game went on as
they began to become more confi-
dent at both ends of the court.
"It was the team I hoped
to see, in
the second half," Marist head
Brian Giorgis said. "They faced ad-
versity, they weren't playing well as
a group,
t ey
came out and
gave us a great performance."
A great comeback second half per-
formance was what was needed
after the sloppy start. Marist strug-
gled rebounding the basketball,
which gave Vermont extra looks in
the first half. The Catamounts cap-
italized and took a seven point lead
into the locker room, leaving the
Red Foxes on edge.
''There was no fire and brimstone
speech," Giorgis said. ''It was basi-
cally if you don't rebound and just
keep firing up threes and you don't
do the little things in your offense.
We're not a good basketball team
when we just stand and look for
Inspiring speech o:r: not, whatever
was said seemed to have worked.
The Red Foxes outscored Vermont
by a 41-13 margin in
the second
half, getting back
to the strong de-
fensive fundamentals that Marist is
known for. Combined with a reju-
venated offense, Marist was able to
get the first win
of many on what
looks to be another successful sea-
''It really means a lot to me, be-
cause I know that this team can be
like any other Marist team and that
we can do well," Beynnon said when
asked how it meant to start off her