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Part of The Circle: Vol. 67 No. 4 - October 18, 2012


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Thursday. October 18. 2012
Marist deemed military friendly school
News Editor
G.I. has recently listed
Marist as a "Military Friendly
School" in recognition of the col-
lege's services and. programs dedi-
cated to supporting veterans and
active duty military.
has a long history of serv-
ing veterans and service members,
and it is nice to receive this outside
validation," Dean of Graduate and
Adult Enrollment Sean-Michael
Green said. Green is a Marine vet-
eran and also oversees the Marist
Veterans Liaison Office and acts as
a mentor to the Student Veteran
Organization on campus, Fox Com-
"The honor places us in good com-
pany amongst institutions that
value the maturity, diversity and
leadership qualities of those who
have served our country," Green
Jobs is a top source for vet-
erans seeking· information
higher education and civilian ca-
reers. This year's survey-driven list
of military friendly schools includes
over 1, 700 schools representing the
top 15 percent of U.S. higher edu-
cation institutions doing the most
to educate America's veterans and
active duty military. The list ranks
programs based on various criteria
including a school's flexibility in ac-
commodating veterans, veteran
student support, academic accredi-
tation, tuition discounts and mili-
tary spouse policies.
"Some of the advantages that
Marist had in the selection process
are the fact that we have a Veteran
Liaison Office (in Dyson 127), spe-
cial policies to protect deployed
service members, participation in
the Yellow Ribbon Program and an
active and engaged Student Vet-
eran Organization," Green said.
Marist also offers a 25 percent dis-
count on tuition for active duty per-
''We strive
build a rapport with
every veteran that expresses
terest in attendance at Marist, and
we work hard to make sure that
their needs are met during the
transition process from Military
Campus life," student veteran liai-
son Josh Heath said.
To do this, Marist's Veteran serv-
ices often go beyond the college's
military benefit policies through
events like Veteran's Orientation
and special Veterans Day festivi-
ties. This year's Veterans celebra-
tion will be held on Nov. 9. Military
items will be on display in the Ro-
tunda from 11 a.m. to
p.m. and a
lunch will be open to veterans and
service members who are Marist
students and alumni. New this
year, all military students and
alumni will be invited to come in
and enter their names on an official
re~ster, from which a plaque will
be created to be displayed on cam-
pus each year.
"These little things supplement
official things, like the Yellow
Ribbon program and they serve to
reinforce our dedication to veterans
as they become scholars," Heath
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Fox Company, the Student Veteran Or-
ga nlzatlon Is Just one of the Veteran
services Marlst offers.
Admissions ups standards as applications increase
Circle Contributor
Colleges across the nation are rais-
ing their admissions
applying to college and
a limited number of spots open,
are forced to become more se-
lective. Marist College is no exception.
to a study conducted by
CBS, approximately 20.4 million stu-
dents are currently enrolled in college
and that number is expected to rise to
23 million by 2020. This same
found that in 2010, 73 percent of col-
leges and universities experienced an
increase in applications from the pre-
vious year.
2010, Marist received 9,547 ap-
plications for approximately 1,000
spots in the freshman class. This past
year, Marist received 11,463 applica-
tions for the same number of spots.
This is an increase of almost 2,000 ap-
plications in just two years.
Torres Jr., senior assistant
director of admissions, believes that
the increase in applications is due to
the hard work by members of the
Marist community.
increase in applications can be
attributed to the wonderful work of
our alumni, faculty, staff and students
and the successes they all
have had as they move into other
phases of their lives," he said. "Marist
become more diverse
• cally
and internationally and more
and more
are aware of the
Marist name."
Brian Loew, senior assistant
tor of admissions, says that regardless
of the increase in applications Marist
remain the same size.
''There is an increase in applica-
tions," Loew said, ''but we're not look•
average university's acceptance rfl,te
was 65.5 percent. Marist's rate is well
below this national average.
2008, Marist received 9,198 ap-
plications and accepted 3,450, making
their acceptance rate 37.5 percent.
2012, Marist received 11,463 applica-
is Just
across the
standards due to increased
rates. This past
Marist received over
11,000 applications for approximately 1,000 spots
freshman class.
ing to increase the size of the school. tions and
3,587, an accept-
This is what is creating the highly se-
ance rate of 31.3 percent.
lective environment."
Marist still accepted a similar num-
The rising number of applications her of students but from a
with a static number of spots means of applicants, therefore decreasing
that Marist must become more selec-
their acceptance rate by approxi-
tive each year.
mately 6 percent. This acceptance
According to CBS, during 2011, the rate places Marist in the top 5 percent
of the most selective schools in the na-
Loew says that the decreased ac-
ceptance rate is a good thing for the
''The reputation of Marist has grown
to such a point where we're getting
students from all over the country and
all over the world, but we're not look-
ing to change the culture of the
school," he said. "We're looking to re-
main the small, liberal arts, private
school that applicants fell in lo~e
schools become more selective,
student profiles change.
2012, the
middle 50 percent of accepted stu-
dents had a recalculated grade point
average that fell between an 88 and a
2009, the average was between
an 86 and a 91.
Michelle Stathers, undergraduate
admission representative, said that
the middle 50 percent is merely a
range, not something for applicants to
stress over.
"The reason we give the middle 50
is to give prospective students
an idea of what type of student we are
looking for, but we really look at the
student as a whole," she said. ''The
ranges allow us to look at many other
things the student has to offer."
Marist doesn't judge students solely
on the academic numbers they put up.
Many more aspects of the
academic career and extra
lar activities are looked at.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Thursday, 10/18
Guest Lecturer. Bertram Malle of
Brown University
FN 101
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 10/19
21st Annual Women
Society Con-
All day-Oct 20
HN 2023
Saturday, 10/20
Open House
Main Campus
10 a.m.
12 p.m.
Contemporary catholic Concert: Paul
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, 10/23
ELP Workshop: Susan Kochanowski
3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Effron Lecture
Nelly Goletti
p.m. to
Wednesday, 10/24
Voter Registration
Champagnat Breezeway
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Graduate School Forum
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, 10/25
Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Handel Lecture
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
CMA Event Serles on Inclusion,
cial Justice
Hancock Boardroom
7 p.m.
The Inaugural Handel-Krom Lecture
In Hudson River Valley History
Nelly Goletti
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Letter from the Editor
·cts, pa,-
pers and schedule-making,
as if.the
here at
Marist are
pretty stressed out. We're making
deadlines, trying
to dress
to the
strange autumn upon
us, and
napping whenever we have a free
minutes. There are also the
d· unti g
of co. tu1 1e making
and assuring that
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seen all of
our Disne · Chunnel Halloween
movi s in time (or the
spookv time such as th is, we hope
have time to .
relax and open this
sb en hap-
pening on the Manst campus.
find in news th
t Marist has
been named · mi
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http:J/ Both
Marist admissions have become
as more
and more
students apply.
ext, we learn
about Kevin Lerner,
here at Marist who
·h 1pter
the .. 'ocit'
of Profes•
sional Journalists. We also
froni Dan
Torr s.
called a
press conference in response
Republican elections commissioner
claims is trying to repress
students' vot
ng rights.
Fe a tu e ,
learn about
of Mari. t
crnational studer
we also
learn about th
vcr-relevant ways
to prevent stress. There
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ht1v only heard folklore:
Th Gartland Ghost.
&E preview sever·
upcomiug evt>nt!!. movies and video
games, including Gypsy
Noses from
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The Hobbit
and Halo
Lifestyles brings
an article
which seems
fitting for the
bu ·
student: How can we stay

without going to the
gym'? (Cu,e
oohs and ahhs.) Lifestyles also
tures a B:reast Cancer
of election-
material, as well; Opinion
article which
our generation
also covers th,· un ·pected electives
this spring at Marist.
Lastly, congratulation to the
girls' soccer team which is 5-0
MAAO. Go Red Foxes!
farygr ce Navarra
Security Briefs
Saving the world, one woodchuck at a time
Staff Writer
Considering that mid-semester
break was last weekend, Marist se-
curity was treated
a nice reprieve
from students' usual antics. How-
ever, one three-day weekend can't
tame you guys. There was still a
plethora of strange stories over the
past two weeks. I'm neglecting to go
into full detail, but a student con-
tacted security to notify them of a
bee sting. Yes, that is all. A bee
sting. Moving forward, please keep
in mind that the security office is
not yout mother and/or kinder-
garten teacher. Also keep in mind
that your guests will get caught
smuggling alcohol into freshman
residence halls. They're more thor-
ough than the TSA at JFK airport,
so please stop.
10/3 9:52 p.m. Lower West
Cedar Street Townhouses
Marist security responded to a fire
alarm stemming from burnt food. In
the process, they found marijuana
in the house. The munchies are
meant for Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos
and any other processed snacking
ending in the letter
This isn't Top
Etlc Vander Voort
Eric. VanderVoort1@maristedu
Editor: Marygrace Navarra
News Edltol9: Brenna McKinley, Ana
Jean Healy
Brittany Oxley
A&E Editor: Matthew Castagna
Chef: Reefer Edition.
10/5 10:35 a.m. Champagnat
A student notified security that
there was an injured woodchuck
outside of Champagnat. Pest control
was contacted, and the animal was
trapped humanely and released into
the wild.
we sure the
chuck was injured and not
hungover from the Tuesday night
before? Regardless, kudos to the
student for acting on their inner
10/5 11:00 p.m. Midrise Hall
come down from her top bunk. After
coaxing her down, security checked
her out and she was cleared. Either
she was really drunk or there were
some really scary monsters under
her bed.
10/10 5:02 a.m. Donnelly Hall
intoxicated male student was
found passed out on the couches
near the fashion department. When
awoken, he appeared disoriented
and proceeded to urinate on one of
the couches. He was then taken to
Saint Francis. Was he that upset
with the fall line? What did the
fashion department ever do to him?
A loud noise was heard and security
10/11 5:42 p.m. Midrise Hall
discovered an unauthorized guest
and empty beer cans. The guest was While performing routine room
escorted off campus hut managed
checks before mid-semester break,
sneak back in. He was caught again security discovered a marijuana
and told he would be arrested
he pipe, half a bottle of Jagermeister, 9
there's one thing Marist cans of beer and a funnel. I'm se-
security is known for, it's certainly cretly hoping the students broke
not their hospitality.
into a jazzy rendition of "It's My
Shitshow and I'll Cry
I Want To."
10/7 12:43 a.m. Leo Hall
Security responded to a possible in-
toxication. When they arrived at the
room, the female student refused to
A$hley Lampman
Disclaimer: The Security Briefs are in-
tended as satire and fully protected free
speech under the First Amendment of the
Deana HasandJekaJ,
Web Edlton: Marla Glronas, Caroline
Editors: Zach
Dooley, Garrln
Copy Chief:
Christina D'Arco, Taylor
Mullaney, Shawna GIiien
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General Contact:

The Circle • Thursday, October 18, 2012 •
Page 3
Journalism professor
to start professional society chapter
Staff Writer
Journalism professor Kevin Lerner
is joining students in the process of
starting a student chapter of the So-
ciety of Professional Journalists at
Marist. The first meeting for SPJ
will be Wednesday, Oct. 31 at noon
in Lowell Thomas
not a club or activity; it is a
chapter of nationally recognized so-
ciety for journalists," Lerner said.
Journalism majors or Marist stu-
dents interested in journalism are
encouraged to attend the first meet-
The Marist chapter of SPJ plans to
model itself after PRSSA, the Public
Relations Student Society of Amer-
"Personally, I'm going to look to-
wards PRSSA and the stuff that
they've done because. they are very
successful," said Jeffrey Holmes, a
junior who is assisting Lerner to
gain student interest in SPJ.
SPJ's student chapter will be
based on what the members are in-
terested in doing. There is, however,
one mandatory aspect of the society.
"SPJ requires all of its chapters to
complete a service component,
which works pretty well
Marist's dedication to service,"
Lerner said. Students can brain-
storm fun and rewarding service op-
tions to fulfill the requirement.
Lerner and Holmes also offered
suggestions about the chapter's po-
tential activities.
"We could put through speaker se-
ries and bring in local journalists to
talk on campus," Lerner said. "Peo-
ple from the Poughkeepsie Journal
or other newspapers in the area can
talk about what it's like to be a pro-
fessional journalist after gradua-
Holmes suggested that SPJ can
"allow students to gain more knowl-
edge and attend conferences."
think we could do a lot of good
things with it here at Marist," he
Attending events, conferences and
other networking experiences can
increase competitiveness in any stu-
dent's resume.
The overall mission of SPJ is
stated on the official website,, which defines the na-
tional society as "dedicated to the
perpetuation of a free press as the
cornerstone of our nation and our
Lerner has been a member of the
society since
''It's partly an organization that is
for the promotion of good journal-
ism," he said. "The SPJ national or-
ganization does a lot of fighting for
first amendment rights. The student
chapter could do that as well."
It takes two academic years for a
chapter to be officially instilled at
''In the first year, what we're look-
ing to do is to gage student interejlt,"
Lerner said. ''We need to gather 10
or 15 members who will publicly de-
clare their interest. At least five
must be willing to serve as officers."
In order for this chapter to even be-
come legitimate, enough students at
Marist must show interest in it.
Once enough students are inter-
ested, Lerner explained what occurs
''We petition the SPJ national
headquarters for the inauguration
packet and for a year there would be
a provisional chapter here," he said.
"After a year, we would apply and
we are accepted, we are official."
Holmes believes that this trial
year will prove to be successful.
''It's tough to start up a whole new
chapter here, but I think we have
enough support to get it started," he
Holmes, a journalism major, has a
strong interest in pursuing journal-
ism as a future career, but he does-
n't know exactly what he wants to
"I've always wanted to write,"
Holmes said. "Journalism is a good
Journalism professor
Lerner is
way to get your voice out there."
He was introduced to the idea of a
student chapter of SPJ by Lerner.
''Professor Lerner taught one of my
classes and now he's my advisor this
year," Holmes said. "He pitched this
idea to me in the first couple of
weeks of school. I never even heard
of SPJ until he told me about it."
Students interested in learning
more about SPJ should attend the
meeting on Oct. 31 or contact Kevin
Lerner at
Students take stand to defend voting rights
@Eric VanderVoort
At a press conference held in
Marist's Performing Arts Room on
Friday, Dan Torres called out
Dutchess County Republican Elec-
tions Commissioner Erik Haight
for what Torres called "a clear ef-
fort to suppress the right of stu-
dents to vote."
At the press conference, Torres
gave a short presentation followed
by a statement from Democratic
Knapp. Seven Marist students
stood behind Torres, the president
of the Marist Democrats club and
the Northeast Regional Director of
the College Democrats of America.
From Page One
The issue arose last week when
Haight deemed voter registrations
from Bard College and the Culi-
nary Institute of America students
not complete due to the fact that
they included the student's campus
mailbox number but not their room
Upon finding out that the regis-
trations had been rejected, Torres
took it upon himself to put together
the press conference and investi-
gate further. He discovered docu-
ments, which he presented Friday,
that show that people living in sen-
ior housing with a similar mail set-
up to the colleges did not have to
submit their room number to be
registered to vote.
"I obtained documents from the
Dutchess Board of Elections that
show that senior citizens living in
senior housing complexes were not
required to give the same informa-
tion as students are being asked
to," Torres said. "Mr. Haight has
said that the dorm rooms are
needed on the forms and not just
the mailbox numbers. If this is
true, then why are people living in
senior complexes not being asked
to put in their apartment num-
Knapp told YNN that what
Haight is doing is "just plain
The -New York Civil Liberties
Union has also taken the side of
the students and has, according to
Torres, agreed to take the issue to
need be. The union has said
it will pay for court fees and
lawyers for students to challenge
their ballot's rejection.
Torres also reported that on
Tuesday, the New York State
Board of Elections issued an advi-
sory opinion that the ballots should
Dutchess County board is not lim-
ited to that and retains the freedom
to make its own decision on the
issue. As for Torres, he will con-
tinue to fight for the right he be-
lieves students are being deprived
"We, the students of Dutchess
County, take our right to vote very
seriously and collectively we will do
everything in our power to make
sure that whether a student or a
senior, everyone is allowed to reg-
ister and vote fairly," Torres said.
Admissions process becomes more selective
''We look at core classes, rigorous
course schedule, and the resume,"
Stathers said. ''We want to see a
well-rounded student that when we
accept them, they will contribute to
the community here."
Marist is also now test-optional.
This means that students are not
required to submit SAT or ACT
scores with their application.
''We had seen so many strong ap-
process, and so many were held
back by their test number,"
Stathers said. "We felt that over
the years it was unfair to judge the
students by their test score."
Many colleges are moving in this
direction because they believe that
the SAT or ACT score is not an ac-
curate reflection of how a student
would perform in the classroom.
"There are students who have
great success in high school,"
Stathers said. ''This could be re-
in their overall GPA or rigor
of their coursework. But many felt
that the test didn't reflect their po-
tential as a student. Their admis-
sion is no longer riding
that one
Students applying to Marist do
have the option to submit their test
they believe that they are
a good reflection of themselves aca-
Marist is expanding their student
pool geographically. The current
freshman class has students from
all over the United States and in-
ternational students as well.
There are students enrolled from
the Midwest, west coast, and south-
ern states, along with Hawaii and
Alaska. Internationally, Marist
represents over 15 countries in-
cluding Jordan, China and Singa-
As evident from the admissions
statistics from the past couple of
years, Marist is becoming more se-
lective and diverse and is creating a
greater outreach to communities
beyond the traditional markets.
Loew describes the mindset of the
counselors while reviewing applica-
''The admissions committee is ma-
jority Marist grads," he said. "From
an alumni standpoint, we're very
excited about the selectivity and it's
a very challenging few months for
us trying to make decisions. We
want to keep up the culture of the
Marist community while looking at
the evolving academic and extra
curricular competition among ap-
The Marist admissions mission
statement outlines the college's
goals of enrolling a diverse group of
men and women, enhancing the ed-
ucational experience and accepting
students who are eager to partici-
0pate in the academic and social
The changes to the admissions
process are allowing Marist to
reach the goals that have been set
for the college.
As the value of a college degree
increases, colleges nationwide are
facing the inevitable influx of ap-
plications and higher quality stu-
dents. High school students must
harder than ever
they want
to attend Marist or another selec-
tive college of their choice.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
International students bring global vibes
Circle Contributor
Marist is well-known for being a
school with a great study abroad
program. In fact, it was ranked sev-
enth on Princeton Review's ''Top 20''
list for the "most popular study
abroad program," and nearly half of
Marist's student body studies
However, what some students
may not know is that Marist is also
a place where many actual interna-
tional students come to study
According to the Institute of
ternational Education's 2012 Open
Door Report, the number of inter-
national students in the U.S. has in-
creased to 32 percent since 2001
and is at a record high of 723,277
students. 78,888 of those students
are studying at colleges and univer:
sities in New York, making New
York the second most popular state
for international students to study
in, after California.
The man behind Marist' s interna-
tional recruitment process is Joe Gi-
International Admission and Re-
cruitment. Giacalone, travels all
over the world, visiting various high
schools to talk to students about
"Joe Giacalone has done an amaz-
ing job establishing partnerships
with international high schools to
help spread the Marist name to
parts of the world I never could've
imagined," said Kelsey Donohue, a
senior and the President of the Am-
bassador Program. "Everyday Joe is
off traveling from the Middle East
to Asia to Switzerland to Italy- it's
incredible what he has been able to
do since taking over international
What draws international stu-
dents to Marist are many of the
same things that draw American
student to Marist. Giacalone said
that the main reasons are the col-
lege's proximity to the city, its in-
offerings, and most importantly, the
community and family atmosphere
that the college has.
Parikshit (Pari) Das, a freshman
from India, has gone to school in nu-
merous countries before coming to
Marist in the fall. While attending
high school in Shanghai, he met Joe
Giacalone and talked to him about
attending Marist.
"Something just clicked and I de-
cided to apply," Das said. ''My guid-
ance counselors and my teachers
had all heard of Marist and strongly
recommended ii to me."
For Das, coming to Marist was a
chance to start over and experience
a new learning environment.
"I came to Marist because I
wanted somewhere that no one
knew me yet," Das said. ''I wanted a
fresh start in a small college where
my professors would actually get to
know me, and somewhere I could
ally grow into a responsible and ma-
ture young adult. Back home in
India, the system in China values
nothing but grades and that wasn't
Das is one of many international
students who chose to study at
Marist over a school in their native
"Although I was offered to go to
Sorbonne for free, I had to have a
college experience with life on cam-
pus," said Lily Masco, a sophomore
from Paris, France. ''There is no
such thing in France. I choose
More international students are choosing to move across the
globe to go to Marist College.
Marist for many reasons: huge se-
lection of classes and majors, small
classes, great study abroad pro-
grams, and I fell in love with the
While the transition from one's na-
tive country to Poughkeepsie can be
a hard one, most international stu-
dents find the transition relatively
''I've moved around so much that
Poughkeepsie already feels like
home to me," Das said. "I've made
incredible friends, and everyone's
been so great to me to minimize the
difficulty of moving literally across
the planet. So I'm having
Donohue, who works as a tour
guide for the school and has given
many tours to international fami-
lies, says that it is Marist's tight-
knit community that makes it easy
for international students to feel at
home here.
"We are a very welcoming and
supportive community which helps
students transition not only from
local areas but from
a-11 over the
world," Donohue said. "It is neces-
sary for international students to be
reassured that they have the sup-
port from students, faculty and on
campus offices like First Year Pro-
grams and Center for Multicultural
Studying in a foreign country has
many benefits for the students that
come to Marist, but their presence
is also very beneficial for the Marist
"We want Marist students to be
global citizens," Giacalone said. "By
having international students in the
classroom it gives students the op-
portunity to have more robust con-
versations and get a more worldly
perspective on different topics."
While the percentage of interna-
tional students is still quite small
compared to American students
who attend Marist, the number is
rising as Giacalone and other
Marist alumni help to spread
Marist's mission world-wide.
Helpful tips for
Circle Contributor
There are a few things that you
can do during this midterms week
in order to help reduce the amount
of stress that you're currently expe-
First off, exercise. Sweating re-
leases chemicals in your body and
balances out the hormones in your
body that cause your mood to shift
too rapidly.
also gives you a
chance to get away from those books
for a little bit, which is definitely a
Also, some people are prone to eat-
ing while they're stressed. Going to
the gym not only helps you with
everything that was stated above,
but also helps shed off some of those
unwanted calories from the extra
food that you mindlessly eat while
frantically studying for that exam
you're afraid of failing.
For those of you that have never
even considered stepping foot into a
gym, consider it.
Additionally, apart from being
common knowledge, countless stud-
ies have shown that eating the right
types of food can make
person feel
better physically and etnotionally.
Instead of grabbing a bag of Fritos
or some other fried potato chip, try
to look for Sun Chips, or some form
of vegetable chip.
Many brands of chips use vegeta-
bles as opposed to the traditional
white potato, which will do wonders
for your health over time.
Other foods to look for are cereals
such as Special Kand Kashi, which
are both healthier alternatives to
some of the mainstream cereals that
people love, like Frosted Flakes,
Captain Crunch and Fruit Loops.
These mainstream cereals claim
to be filled with various vitamins
and minerals, and some of them are.
However, these cereals also have
many different kinds of preserva-
tives and colorings in them that
make them detrimental to your
Simple activities such as eating right and exercising often can ac-
tually levels of stress.
Lastly, it is extremely important
to catch up on your sleep. Students
in college usually need about eight
hours of sleep, according to several
These studies have also discovered
that most people in the college age
group do not get as much sleep as
they should in order to improve the
functionality and productivity in
their everyday lives.
Following these steps will not only
enhance your mood, but will
sharpen your senses in a way that
will undoubtedly help you do well.

The Circle •
Thursday, October 18, 2012 •
''Gartland Ghost'' haunts Gartland residents
Features Editor
As Halloween approaches, stu-
dents all over Marist College are
getting themselves in the mood for
the hauntingly fun holiday by
watching scary movies, going on
haunted hayrides, visiting haunted
houses, etc.
However, according to various stu-
dents who reside in Gartland, there
are some real-life scares that are oc-
curring at Marist College this year.
Multiple people from multiple
apartments in Gartland claim that
they have taken witness to what
they call the "Gartland Ghost."
Students have claimed that this
ghost takes many forms and has
haunted them in a variety of ways.
The ghost has been seen in specific
forms, such as the form of a middle-
aged man and in the form of a
young girl who has been seen wear-
ing a tattered dress.
Sophomore Anthony Graci states
that he and his roommates all took
notice of the ghost when they would
hear strange banging noises, foot-
steps and see doors open
all on their
Later on in the year, he claimed to
have actually seen the middle-aged
man in his closet.
Graci claims that he has always
held a belief in ghosts, ever since he
had first seen a ghost as a child.
believe that there is definitely
an afterworld, but I am not scared
of ghosts at all ... I also believe that
ghosts or spirits can be either
friendly or harmful. I wouldn't
doubt that they are capable of
harming people," he states.
Although he claims to not be
scared of the spiritual world, he
does state that he does not think
that ghosts should be "messed
He goes on to say that he believes
that it is not a good idea to partici-
pate in seances and/or play with
Ouija boards because
of the chance
that "something bad could become
attached" to the person or persons
who are participating in the seance
or playing with the Ouija board.
Like Graci, many other students
claim to have seen or heard strange
things while residing in Gartland
causing stories to spread about dead
people from long ago being buried
where Gartland is now built.
Sophomore Alex McCahill claims
to have seen a ghost-like-orb over
her roommates bed, and saw an ob-
ject drop right near by where the
orb had been.
She states that she had been both
extremely surprised and a little bit
frightened when her first experi-
ence with the "Gartland Ghost" had
occurred. She says that her room-
mates have also reported hearing
strange noises in the house when no
one else was home.
Rumor has it that a long time ago,
Marist College sophomores living on the Gartland campus are experiencing a series
eerie hauntings.
an old women and children shelter
was built where Gartland now re-
the "Gartland Ghost"
is real or not, the prospect of some-
thing haunting
the buildings of
Gartland at Marist College is
enough to make this year's Hal-
loween just a little bit scarier.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Pink October for breast cancer awareness
Staff Writer
Although the festive colors of or-
ange and red seem to dominate
the month of October, the color
pink also has significance.
October is Breast Cancer
Awareness month, and the color
pink is seen everywhere, from
pink cupcakes in the grocery store
to pink Chi hair straighters at the
beauty supply store. Its presence
illustrates the community of sup-
port for the strong indivduals cur-
rently battling the disease and
the hope for a future cure. Breast
Cancer Awareness month is cele-
brated from coast to coast to in-
crease the awareness of breast
cancer among Americans and
raise funds for the prevention, di-
Breast Cancer Aware-
ness month is celebrated
from coast to coast to in-
crease awareness of
breast cancer among
Americans and raise
funds for the prevention,
diagnosis, treatment and
cure of the disease.
agnosis, treatment and cure of the
The Hudson Valley is no
stranger to Breast Cancer Aware-
ness month and proudly acknowl-
edges the importance of pink
throughout the month of October.
The Hudson Valley is home to the
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer
FoundQ.tion, whicli is a non-profit
charity supporting women with
breast cancer since 2004. The
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer
Foundation is hosting various
events throughout this month to
raise awareness and funds to help
support Hudson Valley breast
cancer fighters and survivors. The
first annual "Pink Friday in
wick" will take place Friday, Oct.
19. Local shops and restaurants
will be participating in the event
prqviding discounts, promotions,
and giveaways for those who at-
tend. "Pink Friday in Warwick"
will include street vendors,
~akeovers, massages, and henna
tattoos. A percentage of the pro-
ceeds will be donated to the Miles
of Hope Foundation. On Satur-
day, Oct. 20, there will be a craft
show at the New Hamburg Fire
House in Wappinger Falls. The
craft show will take place from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be selling
various gifts, products and food.
The proceeds will also go towards
the Miles of Hope Foundation.
Also, on Saturday, the 20th, Saint
Paul's Episcopal Church in Pleas-
ant Valley will be holding a
Zumba-than fundraiser for the
Miles of Hope. The Zumba-than
will include a Zumba workout, as
well as raffles, T-shirts and re-
freshments. On Sunday, Oct. 21,
the East Coast Salon in Wap-
pingers Falls will be hosting a
fundraiser for the Miles of Hope
Foundation, where they will be of-
October offers various actvities this month
raise awareness about breast cancer.
fering haircuts, pink hair exten-
sions, pink manicures and food
donated by local restaurants.
Lastly, on Thursday, Oct. 25, the
Miles of Hope Foundation will be
having their "Silhouette of a
Woman Fashion Show" at the
Bardavon 1869 Opera House in
Poughkeepsie. The cost is $25 per
person or $35 at the door. The
cost includes a ticket
the fash-
ion show, a gift bag and various
door prizes. For more information
on a specific event, or if you are
interested in volunteering at an
event, visit the the Miles of Hope
Breast Cancer Foundation's web-
site at
addition to the Breast
Cancer Awareness within the
Hudson Valley region, Marist Col-
lege has taken initiative in rais-
ing funds for the cause. For ex-
ample, the Cabaret is selling pink
sweets in honor of Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. Also, there are
boxes to put Yoplait Yogurt lids,
which aid in the "Save Lids to
Save Lives" program. Each lid has
a redeemable code, that can be
entered online. For each re-
deemable code entered online,
Mills will donate 10 cents
to the Susan G. Ko men for the
Cure foundation.
Whether it is eating yogurt at
the Cabaret or buying a pink hair
extension at the East Coast
Salon, there are countless ways to
show your support for breast can-
cer awareness during the month
of October.
fit this winter without
hitting the gym
Circle Contributor
Staying fit and healthy during
the cold months is one of a stu-
dent's toughest challenges during
the semester. Whether it's the lack
of available machines at the gym
or the cold air preventing you from
leaving your warm bed, it's easy to
find a reason not to do your daily
workout. Solving this issue may
have your mind in a scramble.
However, there are several simple
Marist offers a
of intra-
mural classes that are held in-
doors year round.
classes available include Zumba,
kung fu, aikido, yoga and cardio
circuit conditioning. All classes are
free and offered to
Although classes are a great way
to switch up your workout routine
and get away from the gym rush,
leaving your dorm in the cold may
be your biggest worry. There are
many ways to get moving without
leaving your room. If you are in-
terested in classes such as Zumpa,
yoga, Pilates, and aerobics, but are
not sure how

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Games like WIIFlt can be a
outside of the
white having fun.
YouTube is a great resource. You
find virtually anything on
YouTube today, and what you may
have once needed a workout tape
for is now available for free
straight from your laptop.
Another way to workout without
leaving your room is by simply
doing some old school, effective
gym class moves such as jumping
jacks, burpees, push ups, sit ups
and crunches, as well as many oth-
ers. Not. only do these moves in-
crease your heart rate, but also
they warm you up.
Feeling lazy because you don't
want to leave your room for a
workout? Try not even having to
stand up from your desk chair. Ac-
cording to thei:e
are several heart pumping, body
toning exercises available to do
right from your desk. For your feet
and legs you can do toe raises, tap
your feet in place, hip flexfons and
leg extensions. Moving to your
hands and arms, you can do calis-
thenics such as arm pumps, shoul-
der raises, wrist stretc~es, tricep
dips, flapping wings and water
bottle weights. Highlighting your
torso you can do back twists,
gluteal squeezes, curls, abdominal
stretches and neck rotations. Al-
though these workouts will be low-
impact compared to a five-mile
run,.it is a simple way to stay ac-
tive and warm while co11tinuing
your studies.
Along with these workouts, there
are also day-to-day moves that can
influence your activity without
even thinking of exercise. Clean-
ing your room cannot only tidy up
your living space, but count as car-
dio for the day. Many games such
as the Wii, Twister, or even danc-
ing around your room with friends
can do this as well. Playing Wii
games such as Wii Fit, Just Dance
or any of the Wii Sports games all
provide cardio. Playing games
with friends helps distract you
from the realization that you are
exercising, as well as relieve stress
and allow you to have fun at a low
As the temperature is decreas-
ing, your motivation for working
may be as well. Without get-
ting to the gym, there are many
other possible ways to workout
that don't even involve leaving
your dorm room. Whatever your
interest is, you can find an effi-
cient workout that will keep you
occupied all winter.

• •
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Not our parents' political race anymore
Circle Contributor
You're five years old again. Mom's
making dinner-meatloaf-gross.
You've been playing in the backyard
for what feels like hours, and you
just need a snack. But five-year-olds
can't have a cookie or two before
dinner without getting themselves
into a serious time-out. And just
when you think Mom isn't looking,
you try to get into that cookie jar-
bti t to no avail. Now you're stuck
spending the rest of your night in
the corner thinking abo1:1t what you
did. Sure, you may know better for
next time, but life isn't always choc
full of second chances. Many of us
have realized this the hard way.
Even though we're much older and
wiser now, some of us are still act-
ing like our stubborn five-year-old
selves in more ways than one.
According to a recent Gallup poll,
a mere 56% percent of registered
voters ages 18-29 intend on voting
in the upcoming Presidential Elec-
tion. The number may not seem
alarmingly low until it is compared
with the 81 % of registered voters
ages 50-64 that plan on voting. The
substantial gap between our gener-
ation's expected voter turnouts and
that of our parents reflects the
frightening notion that our genera-
tion is simply allowing our elders to
take control of yet another aspect of
our lives. It's difficult to refute this
argument when the crunched num-
bers are published and circulated
throughout America. Not only is our
generation losing credibility, we're
letting our ideal future slide right
past us, and we're not doing a thing
about it. Even a five-year-old would
know enough to take advantage of
opportunities to get what he or she
wanted, so .why can't more of us step
up to the plate?'
Maybe it's because college stu-
dents think their ideas of the future
are incongruous with the ideas of
the party platforms. Just because
you hate both candidates doesn't
mean you shouldn't vote. With more
research, you may find that your
ideas are in fact expressed in the
candidates' plans.
Maybe it's also because many col-
lege students feel that their individ-
ual votes won't make a monumental
impact. Is it true that one persori's
individual vote alone will determine
the outcome of the election? No--
however, the combination of indi-
vidual votes actually can make a
The idea that governmental sys-
tems are rigged and corrupt is
merely a poor excuse used to justify
lack of action. Despite the creatively
crafted arguments against voting,
Utilizing your newfound ability
in the upcoming presidential election is an as-
our maturation and a right
passage out
passive childhood.
the fact of the matter is this:
ing was truthfully a pointless act,
millions of Americans would not
continue to waste their time doing
so, and elections would no longer
Still think voting just isn't worth
the effort? Consider your goals--
whatever they may be, and how
badly you want to achieve them.
Think about your struggle with not
only keeping up in class but also ex-
ceeding your own expectations. Con-
sider how badly you need a job after
graduation and how likely it is that
you will get one. The new president
will have a large impact on these
things. Future polici~s implemented
from the presidential administra-
tion will directly affect our genera-
tion's lives, no matter what we wish
to pursue.
we allow the older gen-
eration to make the decisions for us,
we're sending a clear message that
we couldn't care less.
It's our responsibility to protect
what we as a generation have
earned thus far. Don't let our par-
ents' generation have more of
pact on our future than we do. We're
not five; our future is more than
cookies and a time-out, so we
shouldn't treat it that way. Do
something about what you believe
in. Vote for the candidate whom you
feel can best shape our future-
after all we've worked for, we de-
serve to have our voices heard.
Unexpected electives for
Circle Contributor
As the fall semester reaches its
midpoint, we know that registration
for spring is around the corner. Now
is the time to stalk the self-service
banner, flood our advisers with
emails and mourn the loss of an-
other college semester.
While there is no way to get
around taking exhilarating classes
for your prospective major, like cor-
porate finance or organic chemistry,
there are some classes that are
being offered in the spring 2013 se-
mester that may not force you to set
up a cot in Cannavino and cry.
Check your Degreeworks to see if
you can squeeze in an elective or
need to get rid of a core requirement
with these interesting classes.
ART 145 - Basic Photography
This course teaches camera usage,
different techniques and proce-
dures, darkroom exposure, black
and white photos, film development,
etc. This is a great way to show off
your creative side, and there is no
previous experience required. Plus,
you can use your new techniques to
upload a new, super~classy, super-
artsy Facebook profile picture. Your
friends will be very impressed. Win
186 -
Art of Film
This course is a requirement for
all communication majors, but is
open to everyone else as well. It is
not only an interesting class to take,
but it also fulfills the fine arts re-
quirement on your audit. During
this class, different techniques and
effects cinematographers use to cre-
ate their films are taught to give
deeper meaning to why movies are
filmed the way they are. Several
good movies are shown as in-class
examples to increase your under-
standing as well. So channel your
inner Scorsese, and sign up.
COM 319-Olympics & the Media
This is one of those "special topic"
communication courses that are of-
fered randomly. I'm assuming the
title is self-
explanatory and will ex-
plain how the media is affected by
airing an international event such
as the Olympics. I'm confident
everyone watches the Olympics at
some point, even if it's just to see
Michael Phelps take his shirt off, so
the topics discussed should be en-
gaging. U-S-A!
202 -
This class analyzes different ex-
planations of why people commit
crime. It also looks at different the-
ories on the causes of crime and
criminal behavior. I think it's im-
possible for this class not to sound
cool. And plus, you'll be on top of
your game when the next Law and
Order marathon is on TBS.
220- New
As opposed to learning the history
of another country, stay local and
learn about New York. This class
looks at the state from its beginning
in pre-colonial times to the present
day as a leading.economic power.
New York City is also studied in
particular for its cultural and eco-
nomic importance. It is definitely
beneficial to learn about the state
you are currently living in, so grab
your Billy Joel CD, and get in a New
York state of mind.
292 -
History of Baseball
Regardless of your major, every-
one has history core requirements.
So why not knock out three credits
and learn about baseball? This class
looks at the sport from its creation
in the 19th century to becoming
America's favorite pastime in the
present day. I'm sure this one ap-
peals to all you Mets/Yanks fans, so
check out this special topics course.
HLTH 202 - First Aid/CPR
I think it goes without saying that
this class would be very beneficial to
take. In this course, you will prac-
tice basic first aid procedures and
learn to care for sudden injuries/ill-
nesses and different life-support
methods. This class is a foundation
for health-science disciplines, but it
offered to all other majors as well.
Everyone loves the person that
knows how to save a life.
PSYC 340 - Attraction and Ro-
mantic Relationships
This class tackles the very in
depth topic of ~ating and romance.
Why are couples attracted to one
another? Why do people become at-
tached? What is romantic love?
What should you look for in a mate?
I have absolutely no idea. Invest in
some roses and scented candles and
learn about it in this class.
Need an extra credit or two? Take
a. look under the physical education
section of registration. Classes are
offered in different activities such as
golf, volleyball, sailing, boxing,
yoga, fencing, tennis and dance, so
you can shake it for an extra credit.
But be quick with it because these
classes usually fill up fast.
I hope you found a class or' two
that peaked your interest and could
make a nice addition to your spring
schedule. Now scribble down those
CRN numbers and have fun waking
up at an ungodly hour to register!

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Not-to-be-missed MCCTA shows: "Gypsy"
Circle Contributor
This November, Marist College
Club of Theatre Arts will be per-
forming the classic musical "Gypsy."
The golden-age show will be held in
the Nelly Goletti Theater on Nov 1-
at 8 p.m. and Nov 3-4 at 2 p.m.
the Iconic •Gypsy"
"Gypsy'' tells the story of an over-
bearing stage mother, Rose, and her
quest to make her daughter, June,
a vaudeville star. However, after
June elopes with fellow actor, Tulsa,
Rose is left with her other, Jess-tal-
ented d~ughter, Louise. Rose at-
tempts to make Louise the star she
hoped June would be-, while dealing
with the decline of vaudeville and
the inevitable rise of burlesque.
"I am so excited to see the end re-
sult of -0ur months of rehearsal,"
said co-producer Lauren Marin.
"The cast is so talented and they
have worked incredibly hard to
make this show a success."
Molly Sullivan, a junior, plays
Mama Rose and ·could not be more
enthusiastic about the production.
my opinion, 'Gypsy' is the
greatest show ever written and I
could not be happier to be a part of
it," said Sullivan. "It's a timeless
story that will make you laugh, cry,
and leave you wanting more."
''My first show at Marist has been
incredible," said freshmen Zach
Russo, who is playing Herbie, the
love interest of Rose. "I'm so im-
pressed by the upperclassmen and
it's been very cool growing alongside
all the other freshmen!"
This will be a particularly signifi-
cant performance for senior Ryan
Zaccaro, seeing as this will be his
seventh show at Marist. He plays a
newsboy, Angie, who is one of the
ensemble members of June's act.
'"Gypsy' is a huge show for a small
college to take on, which makes the
entire process even more exciting,"
said Zaccaro. "Everyone involved
puts in so much work and the result
will definitely reflet:t that."
the final show MCCTA will put
on this semester, you will not want
to miss this hilarious and heartfelt
Tickets will be $5 for students and
senior citizens and $10 for general
reserve tickets,
Circle Contributor
This week, the Marist College
Club of Theatre Arts will be per-
forming "Red Noses," a main stage
comedy that encourages "laughter
in the face of plague."
"Red Noses," written by Peter
Barnes, tells the story of Father
Flote and his red-nosed fools as they
try to bring joy to those stricken by
the plague. Audiences will laugh
their way through the show at the
expense of illness, red-nosed misfits,
and even the Pope himself. Amongst
their laughte:r, the Floties ma:,;iage
to firid the hope that had been lost
in the darkness of the plague. Using
their comedy as the cure, they man-
age to bring up the spirits of the
downtrodden and ill, and simulta-
neously brighten the dark days of
the plague.
"In the face of death and ruin the
characters celebrate God's love and
choose to revel in the
of life
rather than wallow in the shadow of
death,"director Jim Steinmeyer
said. Steinmeyer has managed to
find a balance between clever
humor and the realization of hope.
He asks that all of you "indulge us
and join in their sense of silliness,
even if a little profane at times."
Peter Barnes' •Red Noses.•
Performances are at 8:00 PM on
October 18-20 and 2:00 PM on Octo-
ber 21st. Tickets are $5 for students
and $10 general admission. Tickets
are available at the door or can be
reserved by emailing
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'' preview
Circle Contributor
The second .trailer for the newest
addition of Peter Jackson's newest
epic from Middle-earth was released
on Sept. 19. "The Hobbit: An Unex-
pected Journey" follows Bilbo Bag-
gins and his adventure with a group
of dwarves and the familiar wizard,
Gandalf, to conquer long-lost terri-
tory. The film will be the first of
three in the trilogy to succeed the
wildly successful ''The Lord of the
Rings" series.
the trailer begins, we are im-
mediately brought back to Middle-
earth. Beautiful shots of scenery are
the backdrop as Gandalf begins to
explain the plot of the newest film.
He tells of a place far to the east,
over rivers and ranges, wherein a
single solitary peak lies. We are
then introduced to the party of
dwarves that will make up the ex-
pedition that takes Bilbo on his ad-
venture. They are led by the
legendry warrior, Thorin Oaken-
shield, and their journey seeks to re-
claim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of
Erebor, which was conquered long
ago by the dragon Smaug.
As we see the dwarves pile into
Bilbo's house, Gandalf begins ex-
plaining to an unconvinced Thorin
that they need a hobbit on the expe-
dition because hobbits can pass by
most unseen and are master
thieves, which gives them a distinct
advantage. Elsewhe.r;e, we see
miliar faces in Rivendell as Gandalf
is humanized through the admis-
sion that he chose Bilbo's company
because he is afraid and Bilbo gives
him courage.
Although it may be too early to
tell, these first scenes suggest that
Jackson has incorporated the same,
heartwarming charm that the pre-
vious films possessed.
The remainder of the trailer, how
the fact that "The Hobbit" takes
place decades before ''The Lord of
the Rings," and thus this version of
Gollum is a lot younger and, dare I
say it, saner.
A big focus is put on the group's
escape from the goblin tunnels,
which they must tunnel through to
reach the Lonely Mountain. We see
excellent camerawork and dynam
A promotional Image for -rhe Hobbit," the first in a new trilogy
films set in J.R.R.
Tolklen's •Middle
Peter Jackson returns to
the highly anticipated film.
ever, suggests a darker, action-
heavy tone.
One of the more notable scenes in-
cludes the iconic Gollum. Bilbo chal-
lenges Gollum to a game of riddles
which sets up Bilbo's "accidental"
stealing of Sauron's
What is
interesting about that scene is the
different look and feel of the Goll um
character. This can be attributed to
ics during the overhead shot that re-
veals the detail of the multi-leveled
tunnel networks that brings the
whole scene to life. It is this level of
detail that made "The Lord of the
Rings" so involved.
In terms of thematic totality, the
trailer suggests that Jackson is con-
tinuing with the theme that even
small and "weak" creatures can
make huge differences. This is best
seen during Thorin's dialog\le seg-
"I would take each and every one
of these dwarves over the mightiest
army," Thorin says.
Honor. A willing heart. I can ask no
more than that."
Overall, this looks like a great
movie. It seems to possess all of the
elements that made ''The Lord of
the Rings" such an amazing series,
great camerawork, great dialogue
and great character design. Many of
''The Lord of the Rings" cast is back
as well; Ian McKellen returns as
Gandalf, Martin Freeman as an
older Bilbo, Andy Serkis as Gollum
and Hugo Weaving as Elrond. Last
but not least, Peter Jackson is back
to direct the whole thing, and the
budget for the trilogy is enormous at
an estimated $270 million per
The main criticism of the film thus
far has been the means in which it
is being filmed. Prior to the first
trailer, Jackson announced that he
would be filming in 48 frame-per-
second, as opposed to the normal 24
fps standard. Many fans have com-
plained that this frame rate makes
the new film look fake and cheesy -
sort of like a soap opera.
Regardless, fan reaction to the
trailer has been generally good and
the hype and excitement continues
to grow for the Dec. 14 release. After
seeing the latest trailer, I know I'm
not the only one that can't wait for
''The Hobbit."

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Industries to release ''Halo
this Noveinber
Circle Contributor
On November 6, Microsoft Studios
and the recently created 343 Indus-
tries will release "Halo
the sev-
enth entry in the "Halo" franchise
and the first entry in a brand new
trilogy produced solely by 343. Halo
4 marks the first original title to be
released without any input from
Bungie, the original developing stu-
dio responsible for the first six ti-
Cortana nears the end of her AI life
and begins to devolve into ram-
pancy. The game hopes to delve
deeper into the lore of the universe
by encouraging more exploration
and discovery over the usual run-
and-gun sections interrupted by oc-
casional cut scenes.
plenty of custom maps and ga.,me
modes available for download.
ever, all is not the same in terms of
online play. Dubbed "Infinity,"
"Halo 4" allows gamers to customize
and rank up their own persistent
Spartan-IV in a similar style to the
popular "Call Of Duty'' franchise.
In terms of the single-player cam-
paign, "Halo 4" picks up right where
the third game left off. Players will
be able to continue the story of fu-
turistic super-soldier Master Chief
in his quest to protect the human
race from ancient intergalactic
threats. The last time we saw the
Spartan, he was floating adrift on
the destroyed UNSC cruiser "For-
ward Unto Dawn" with nothing but
his trusty AI Cortana. With only
half a ship, the Chief has no choice
but to crash-land on a Forerunner
world. With only one place to go,
Chief braves the unknown of the an-
cient world and battles the mysteri-
Prometheans. But he'll soon be bat-
tling a force inside his own head, as
The cover art to "Halo 4," the newest edition
the "Halo" franchise and the
a new trilogy produced by 343 Industries. The game will
released Nov. 6.
But what about all the multiplayer
goodness you really play "Halo" for?
Many players will be relieved to
hear that Forge mode - an in-game
make-your-own-map option - is
making a retu.rn, so we can expect
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With 50 levels and eight specializa-
tions, all of which offertheir own
unique upgrades, the multiplayer of
"Halo 4" is unlikely to become stale
anytime soon.
Want to wade through a river of
alien gore with a friend or three? If
you're used to bonding over blood-
baths with buddies, you've come to
the right place. Along with the re-
turn of previous games' co-op mode,
"Halo 4" takes another page from
"Call of Dutys'" book and introduces
an objective-based co-op mode
where the player and up to three
friends can play miniature mis-
sions. But where "Call of Duty'' just
minigames, "Halo" expands on the
main story. With the regular post-
release updates to the mode, the de-
velopers hope to fully immerse
gamers in the lore of the universe,
telling a more complete and satis-
factory tale.
Many "Halo" fans were con~erned
about the future of the series when
Bungie left, but if trailers and
gameplay videos are anything to go
by, it looks like 343 Industries has
things well in hand. The staples of
the series -fast-paced action built
on a chilling sci-fi motif- make an
appearance along with some inter-
esting new modes that are likely to
explode the longevity of this newest
episode. "Halo
looks like a defi-
ante buy for sci-fi and shooter fans

Women's s
occer on roll in conference
Rivera would finish with eight
saves on the afternoon, as she de-
nied a pair of shots by Panzner in
the second half.
muster just two shot attempts in
the second half and would finish
with just one shot on goal for the
On the other side, the Gaels would
The Red Foxes will return to action
on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., when
they travel to Riverside, NY to take
on Manhattan. The Foxes then con-
tinue their roadtrip on Sunday
when they take on St. Peter's
game against the Peahens is sched
uled for 2 p.m. Manhattan and St.
Peter's are in ninth and tenth in the
MAAC, respectively.
Marist athletics are going
Sports Editor
''Whether you
re on the field or in
the stands, we're all Red Foxes."
That's the slogan of the CODE
RED initiative, a yearly program
run by the Student-Athlete Advi-
sory Committee (SAAC), designed
to get athletes and students alike to
come out and support the Marist
athletic teams. Unlike in years past,
the program will focus on just one
event this semester, the volleyball
match against Iona on Wednesday,
Oct. 24.
The SAAC is compromised of stu-
dents from all of the varsity sports
programs at Marist, with two play-
ers from each team representing
each team. The committee is de-
signed to give students a voice in
the athletic department, as well as
to connect student-athletes with
their classmates in the general stu-
dent population. SAAC members
are also given opportunities to grow
as leaders via their time with the
The CODE RED initiative is the
SAAC's way of connecting with stu-
dents, encouraging them to come
out and support their athletic
teams. CODE RED spreads the
of whichever game they are
promoting, this semester being
women's volleyball, i;tnd offers raf-
fles and giveaways at the games, as
an incentive for student support.
''We are asking the Student-Ath-
lete Advisory Committee to spread
the word to their teammates and to
their friends in general, the general
student body," Marist Associate
Athletic Director Elizabeth Don-
ahue said. c'We have some email's
the week of to promote the event
and on the day of the event we're
having T-shirts promoting the
event, food and giveaways."
The first 100 student~ who attend
the designated CODE RED event
will receive a free t-shirt, as a testa-
ment to the support they are show-
ing for the program and their Red
Foxes on the court.
One lucky student will even get to
be as involved as the players and
coaches themselves, as SAAC has
organized for a guest coach during
the match, where one student will
be on the bench with the team
throughout the game.
''When we did [the initiative] last
year, people really seemed to enjoy
that aspect, because they don't re-
ally get to see that side of it," Dono-
hue said. "They get to go in the
locker-room, and they usually walk
away with a shirt or memento from
the team, which is good."
One aspect of the CODE RED pro-
gram that has been changed for this
year was narrowing down the en-
terprise to just one game for the fall
After trying to get the
support at mlµtiple games last year,
the SAAC felt that targeting one
game this fall would be the best way
to get student support.
"I think if it's one bigger event
then they're going to hear about it a
little bit more and when they come
to the event there will be more going
on," Donohue said. "As a result the
giveaways will be bigger, and the
SAAC that runs it, can focus all of
their attention on just the one
Donohue believes that students
are starting to "become more in
The Fox Trot
tune with the saying CODE RED,"
and, as a result, this will drive more
and more students to games in the
spring and into next year.
Similarly, help from the Marist's
student booster club, known to most
as Red Fox Nation, was a huge part
in getting the student turnout they
did last year, and will continue to
drive those numbers upward.
"Last year the athletes did a good
job of supporting other athletes, but
now it's taking it a step further," she
said. "The student booster club
helped us last year to spread the
word, a lot of their members were
our student coaches
and it's a good
So whether you are a booster club
member, a student-athlete, or even
just a regular student looking to
show some school spirit, come out to
the women's volleyball match next
Wednesday, enjoy some free food,
maybe land a T-shirt and support
your fellow classmates. Because re-
gardless of what activities you do
here, we are all Red Foxes.
Quick hits of the
in Marist athletics
Marist volleyball ~arned a split
over the weekend, defeating Rider
by a 3-1 scoreline and falling to Loy-
ola by a nailbiting 3-2 scoreline,
with both matches being held in
Sophomore Maackenzie Stephens
led the charge for the Red Foxes
against Rider, putting up a career
high twenty kills, shattering her
previous career high of 12.
Following a first set in which the
visiting Rider Broncs beat the Foxes
by a 25-20 scoreline
the Red Foxes
took over winning three streight
sets en route to the 3-1 victory.
Sophomore Melissa Gilbert was also
in double digits for kills, whµ.e soph-
omore Becca Jones had
16 digs,
which was good for a match high.
Sophomore Brooke Zwyck also
chipped in 15 kills, good for second
on the Red Foxes.
On Sunday, the Red Foxes sqau-
red off against another MAAC fo,
Loyola. Unlike their match against
Rider, Marist could not come away
with a victory against the Grey
The teams traded sets up until
the final one, highlighted by big
runs from both Marist and Loyola.
Stephens l~d the way for the home
team, with 12 kills and five blocks
Hanna Stoiberg, who had missed
the last three matches due to injury,
had 10 kills, 18 assists, and six
blocks in her return.
Cross Country
Both the men's and women's cross
country teams turned in strong per-
formances over the weekend, at the
Princeton Invitational.
The men's placed ninth overall
out of 24 teams at the meet, led by
Arquimedes DelaCruz (24:58 in the
8K). The women's team, led by
Michelle Gaye (22:05 in the 6.2K)
finished eighth overall among 25
Both teams will be back in action
this Friday, at a partial squad meet,
the CCSU Mini Meet. The next full
team meet will be the MAAC Cham-
pionships on Oct. 27.
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Football loses to PFL rival Butler
Spor,ts Editor
striking seven minutes into the first
quarter. A 10-play, 96-yard drive
ended in a two-yard touchdown run
Last Saturday's football game be-
by Trae Heeter, the PFL's leading
tween and Butler had all the rusher.
makings of a Pioneer League clas-
sic. The Red Foxes were among the
leaders in several defensive cate-
gories in the conference, while the
Bulldogs had the top offense.
When the final whistle was blown
Saturday afternoon at Tenney Sta-
dium, the game had certainly lived
up to its hype. But it was the home
team that came away with a bitter
taste in their mouths. dropped a 17-14 contest to
Butler, their second straight PFL
loss. The team's conference record
now 1-2, and 2-4 overall.
The game was close throughout
its entirety, and the Red Foxes per-
formed well on both sides of the ball,
totaling 326 yards of total offense
and holding the high-scoring Bull-
dogs to two touchdowns and a field
But in the end, there were some
inconsistencies from both units that
could not be overcome.
''It i1;1 so hard [to lose a game like
that], because the players and the
coaches put so much effort into win-
ning football games," head coach
Jim Parady said. "The disappoint-
ment is there for everybody."
Containing Butler's offense was
the focus for Marist entering the
game, and the defense would be
tested early, with the Bulldogs
The defense would surrender an-
other touchdown to the Bulldogs be-
fore the end of the half, a 35-yard
touchdown pass to make the score
14-7. The only other points that the
Red Foxes allowed would be on a 20-
yard Butler field goal with 56 sec-
onds remaining in the third quarter.
Parady said that the defense, de-
spite allowing several lengthy
drives and a high amount of
yardage, impressed him with its ef-
fort in the game.
''We bent a little bit, but we did-
n't break. When you give up 17
points to the number one offense in
the league, that is a good day,"
Parady said.
Offensively, had worked
on several aspects of its attack dur-
ing the bye week, and those im-
provements were shown during this
game. Howeve.r, there were other
areas that the unit struggled with,
resulting in missed opportunities
throughout the game.
''We were cleaner in a lot of the
little things of the particular plays
that we ran," Parady said. ''We
moved the ball [well], we had no
turnovers. But when we would get
down to the 40 and the 30 [yard
lines], we could not convert and get
ourselves into field goal range. We
need to be better in that area." was within reach of pulling
The Marlst football team
a 17-14 contest
Butler on saturday. The team will
back in action this saturday, when they go on the road
take on PFL rival Drake.
ahead at the start of the fourth that happen, but they made the
quarter, only down by three points right plays [when necessary],"
and possession to begin the frame.
Parady said.
But Butler would dominate time of
It is natural for any team to feel
possession in the final quarter, disappointed and discouraged after
maintaining the ball for 10:00 min-
a tough loss like had on Sat-
utes to seal the victory.
urday. But Pf\rady and the rest of
Parady said that both the offense the coaching staff remind their
and the defense performed well players to keep their heads high,
enough in the fourth quarter but and to move forward with the
gave credit to the Bulldogs for their progress that they have made so far.
ability to make big plays when they
''You can't sit there and think
needed to convert.
about the tough losses. It is so easy
"Their [Butler's] kids made some to get caught up on the record,"
unbelievable plays at the end on Parady said. "There are a lot of
third down conversions. At that games left in the season. This team
point, you got to just tip your cap has made so much progress, and we
sometimes and say, 'That was a
want to move forward, not back-
good play.' It is frustrating to watch ward."
Men's soccer suffers tough weekend
Sports Editor
This weekend has been make 'it or
break it for the Marist men's soccer
team. Following two losses on the
road at Loyola and Rider, Marist is
staring at a 1-3 record a11-d their
final two home games of the season
coming up this Friday and Sunday.
With only the top four teams in the
standings qualifying for the MAAC
Tournament, and the Red Foxes sit-
ting in seventh place, this upcoming
weekend is critical for the team.
is what it is, we need six
points," said head coach
Matt Viggiano. "Can we get away
with a win and a tie? Maybe, but
then you
re asking to go on the road
for the last three games of the year
and probably win them all.
being realistic with ourselves, we
need six points."
Marist is in this situation after
dropping two tough games this past
weekend, via a 2-i overtime loss at
Loyola and a 2-0 loss at Rider.
Throughout the weekend, the Red
Foxes out-shot, out-possessed, and
for the most part outplayed their op-
ponents, but they could never find
the goals that they needed, while
getting no help from the officials
along the way.
When the Red Foxes and Grey-
hounds squared off on Friday night,
both teams came out flying offen-
sively. Senior midfielder Anthony
Rozmus ripped a shot off the cross-
bar in the 11th minute in the first
real scoring chance of the game, be-
fore Loyola came back with two
shots on target of their own, both
being denied by junior goalkeeper
Antho~y Sokalski.
The Red Foxes threatened again in
the 23rd minute when sophomore
Nick Bramall's header appeared to
be headed for the back of the net,
but a Loyola defender cleared it off
the line, keeping the game score-
Sokalski made one more save on
Loyola's only other shot on target of
the half, and senior forward
Stephan Brossard saw two of his
own efforts denied by Greyhounds'
goalkeeper Thurman Van Riper.
The two teams went to the locker
rooms with zeros on the scoreboard. again came out strong in
the second half and was finally re-
warded for its efforts in the 70th
minute when Brossard netted his
seventh goal of the season from out-
side the box.
However, Loyola came right back
and scored the game-tying goal just
two minutes later on a header from
Jamie Libby.
"Every time we seem to score a
goal, we seem to take a deep breath,
and by, the time we finish taking
that breath the other team seems to
put one in on us," Viggiano said.
A hard struggle ensued throughout
the rest of the game with both
teams trading chances, before Loy-
ola came out victorious in overtime,
winning the game by the 2-1 score
''We probably deserved better. We
can't seem to catch a break," Vig-
giano said. ''We hit the crossbar in
the first half, had a ball cleared off
the line, so we probably should have
been up 2-0 at halftime, so it was
The Red Foxes looked to rebound
in New Jersey on Sunday against
Rider, but despite outplaying the
Broncs for much of the match, came
away with a 2-0 loss. A couple of
controversial decisions seemed to do
the Red Foxes in, with a handball in
the Rider box going uncalled, as
well as a penalty kick for Rider in
the second half. which resulted in
the game's first goal.
''I really feel like we were shafted,"
Viggiano said. "There was a clear
handball in the box
the first half
that the referee decided for what-
ever reason to let go, and in the sec-
ond half there was a beyond
questionable penalty kick call at the
beginning of the second half, which
changed the entire complexion of
the game."
Marist outshot Rider l!Y an 11-5
margin in the first half, including 3-
0 shots on goal, but they could not
find the back of the net. Sophomore
Dylan Lee, junior Evan Southworth
and Brossard all tested the Rider
net, but each was denied.
Following the controversial
penalty kick goal from Rider to open
the second half, continued to
press but could not find an equalizer
before Rider doubled their lead.
Southworth had another shot on
target denied by Rider goalkeeper
Matt Perrella and the Red Foxes
could not find the back of the net as
they fell 2-0.
This brings us to Marist' s final two
home games of the season: this
weekend against Canisius and Ni-
Despite Coach Viggiano
knowing that his team needs a big
weekend, the approach is still con-
tingent on taking it one game at a
"Our focus right now is Canisius,''
Viggiano said. ''We knock them off
and we get the ball rolling in the
right direction. I really feel like
we're a break away or a goal away
from something happening and the
switch going on, and we're riding it
out the rest of the year.
The Red Foxes will take on Cani-
sius Friday night at 7 p.m., before
hosting Niagara on Sunday at 1
p.m., where it will honor the senior
class of Brossard, Rozmus and Josh
Faga on Senior Day.

Thursday, October
18, 2012
Women's soccer stays unbeaten in MAAC
Staff Writer
The Marist women's soccer team
has enjoyed great success over the
last few weeks, as they are sitting
pretty at 5-0 in the Metro Atlantic
Athletic Conference (MAAC).
Over the weekend, a pair of victo-
ries over two top challengers, Fair-
field and Iona, helped the Red Foxes
to get to that perfect record in
league play with four games re-
maining. Marist defeated Fairfield
by a score of 4-1 and edged out the
Gaels of Iona, 1-0.
"There's definitely a lot of confi-
dence," head coach Kate Lyn said.
''We're all realizing that it's possible
to go 9-0 if we put our minds to it.
Beating Fairfield and Iona in the
same weekend shows how much de-
termination we have."
On Friday night, the Stags came
into the game sitting on top of the
MAAC at 4-0 in league, a half a
game ahead of the Red Foxes, who
began play at 3-0.
However, any doubt over who the
better team was on this night would
be quickly erased, as sophomore
Marjana Maksuti headed home
Samantha Panzner's corner kick
just 50 seconds into the match.
The goal would prove to set the
Amanda Epstein helped the Red Foxes earn a pair
victories over the weekend
tone for the remainder of the night,
as Amanda Epstein was given a
penalty kick at the 19-minute mark
and put it in the back of the net for
an early 2-0 advantage.
Fairfield keeper Kathleen Eady
was tested early and often in this
one, without too much help from her
defense early on. Following a
restart, junior Rycke Guiney made
it 3-0 with a direct kick from 25
yards out at 33 minutes.
At the halfway point of the match,
Marist held a 10-4 advantage
total shots along with a 4-2 ed~e in
shots on goal.
With just 2:39 into the final
stanza, Guiney delivered a cross to
Epstein, who beat Early for her sec-
ond goal of the afternoon and
opened up a 4-0 lead.
The Stags would put their only
goal of the night on the board at the
78-minute mark, as Nikki Stanton
booted home a penalty kick to ac-
count for the final margin of 4-1.
For the match, Marist outshot
Fairfield 14-7, including 7-4 in shots
on goal. Andrea Wicks recorded
three saves for the Red Foxes in net.
Hoping to complete the weekend
sweep on Sunday afternoon, the Red
Foxes rode a goal from Epstein at 23
minutes, with the goaltending duo
of Wicks and Caitlin Landsman on
their way to a 1-0 victory over Iona.
Iona had a chance early on with
a shot by Melissa Frederick, but
that would be about it in a first half
dominated by the Red Foxes.
Marissa Mertens and Chelsea
Botta would each put shots of their
own on net in the opening frame,
but the Red Foxes couldn't break
through until Epstein scored the
game-winning goal. She now has 11
game-winning goals-in her career.
The Jericho, NY native brought
the ball down the left side and re-
leased a shot from close in on the
end line that would deflect off an
Iona defender's foot and slip past
oncoming goalie Trista Rivera.
"It's hard to describe what she
does mean, beyond just her ability,"
Lyn said of Epstein. "She's a great
teammate. Her teammates respect
her and a part of her success is be-
cause her teammates are constantly
helping her and playing off of her so
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