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Part of The Circle: Vol. 65 No. 21 - March 24, 2011


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The student newspaper of
Inside details of the Paulsen administration
News Editors
"We weren't born to follow. You've
got to stand up for what you believe."
maxim captures the ideology of
the 2011-2012 Andrew Paulsen ad-
On April 1, Andrew Paulsen and
April Bourlier
their term as stu-
dent body president and executive
vice president. After an uncontested
election season, it was announced on
March 10 that Paulsen would be
Marist' s new president. As soon as it
was confirmed that Paulsen would be
talring over, he and Bourlier began
planning and strategizing for his ad-
''I am really excited for
great op-
portunity," Paulsen said. "I have done
student government the last three
years. I am happy to continue on some
of the legacy left by the Lubrano ad-
ministration, while alao adding my
own personal changes to the school as
The legacy Paulsen mentioned
a heartfelt one.
''I want my ad.ministration to be re-
membered as the group of people that
put their hearts into SGA. no matter
what," Matt Lubrano said. "The im-
portant thing
that whenever the
members of SGA look back, they know
they didn't leave anything on the
Paulsen also only had words of
praise for his executive vice president
April Bourlier.
''I have known April since I have
been a freshman, when I was in the
student booster cl uh my freshman
year and we were looking for a secre-
and she came under the highest
recommendation from former presi-
dent Townsend," Paulsen said. "She
is a hard worker, dedicated, and I
think the student body
having her as a student
tive president next year."
As Paulsen begins to prepare for his
upcoming term, he admits he has
learned a lot from the Lubrano ad-
ministration. Paulsen said he plans to
keep and change different parts of the
current SGA administration once he
officially sworn in.
"[Lubrano's] administration started
a lot of new ideas I definitely want to
continue. He started the civility cam-
a great idea; we want
to expand on it. We want to make it a
month by month activity," Paulsen
said. "One month we might focus on
drugs and alcohol and the next on the
dangers of hazing and the next do-
mestic violence; things along those
Lubrano has "great confidence" in
Paulsen, though he said that
day of running the annual SGA meet-
ings (Wednesday, March 23)
'Tm probably going to be very emo-
tional," Lubrano said. 'Tve had some
of the best ti.mes of my college experi-
ence in that office and I can't believe
it's all coming to an end."
Andrew Paulsen and his vice president, April Bourlier, stand outside the James A.
cannavino Library,
their campaign T-shirts.
One change Paulsen would like to have a Facebook 'like' page; that way,
see is in theareaofsocialnetworking; people can follow us on YouTube,
to expand in this area while Facebook or Twitter, whichever social
advocating for student involvement in networking site they prefer."
the government.
Paulsen would also like to reach out
"Every time a new administration to those who have high expectations
takes over, a student wants to hit the for the school and who would like to
ground running and do things a little see rapid action taken on a particular
differently," Paulsen said. 'We defi-
nitely want to have an open door pol-
For those who would like to become
icy. We are going to have a YouTube more involved in the Paulsen admin-
account, sort of like President Obama. istration, there are applications cur-
We'd make and update a video every rently being accepted for the executive
month or two weeks, we're not really board. Applications are due this
sure. We also have a Twitter account day, March 25, at mid.night. The ap-
in which people can follow us. It is plication is available in SGA office or
Paulsen_sga(at) We also on the SGA website.
Love Marist' a hit with students and faculty alike
Circle Contributor
The Donnelly Hall A TM. Shooter
the Fox:. Pleasant Ridge Pizzeria.
All of these are familiar to Marist
students, and that is exactly how
Johnny Grimmer, the writer of
Love Marist'' wants it.
"I wanted to write about something
that had mass appeal," Grimmer
said. "I wanted students to be able to
Grimmer's song surpassed 10,000
views on YouTube on Wednesday,
March 2. Grimmer, a junior athletic
training major, did not have
inspiration for the song when the
idea first came to him.
was at a friend's house and I had
recently listened to Sam Adams' song
''I Hate College" and my friend and I
just started making up lines about
Marist," Grimmer said. "It started
out just messing around but I would
give a line or two to friends and they
all kept giving me positive feedback."
Grimmer would only give sample
lines to his friends because there was
never a when he sat down to
write the song. Instead, he prefers to
write lines as they come to him, no
matter where he
"Ideas will just pop into my head
and I write them down," Grimmer
said. 'Whether I'm in class or the
ing hall I'll just write them down so I
have them for later."
In total, Grimmer said it took him
around a week to finalize the lyrics
and two hours
record the song.
After posting it the night of Feb. 22,
he woke up to 3,300 views the next
posted the
(for the song) on
Twitter and Facebook because I knew
those were the best ways to advertise
it," Grimmer said.
not just students who are lis-
tening to the song. Brian Apfel, asso-
ciate director of admissions, enjoyed
listening to it as an employee and
"The first time I heard it I thought
to myself, 'man this
great,"' Apfel
After listening to the song more
than once, Apfel had an idea that
would expand the song's exposure
and help Marist as well.
''I like to use social networking and
media to give a voice to Marist," Apfel
thought that creating a music
video for the song would allow Marist
and its students to show what they do
beyond the academic environment."
Grimmer and Apfel met to talk
about the potential of a music video
for the song, a meeting that Grimmer
thought was good for the process.
''It's nice to know that I have people
that support me," Grimmer said.
"Now I know what I need to do in
order to get the ball rolling to make
this music video."
However, one of the things Grim-
mer needs to do is alter some of the
lyrics of the original song. Apfel said
the song portrays Marist in a good
light, but there are some parts that
Marist would not want to endorse,
such as alcohol usage, which Grim-
mer references.
In the end though, Apfel wants to
see a combination that works for both
''I want to make sure the video
matches Johnny's vision, but also
that it can benefit Marist," Apfel said.
''I would love to post the
to a
music video for 'I Love Marist' on
Twitter. The more I see it being a cool
thing for Marist the more I want to
On Saturday, March 26, Earth Hour
will take place from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30
p.m. ihis is an_ international event
where all participants turn off all lights
one hour. Marist
SEED will be
hosting an event during
Earth Hour on
campus green and
students to come and
participate. There will be refreshments,
music and games available for all to

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, 3/24
Blood Drive
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Center
SC 348, 348A, 349
Chess Club Meeting
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Student Center
SC 348, 348A, 349
BSU Meeting
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Student Center
SC 348, 348A, 349
Friday, 3/25
Club Transltlonal Social
4:30 p.m. to
SC 348, 348A, 349
SPC Movie: "Goonles"
10:00 p.m. -11:30 p.m.
SC 348, 348A, 349
Saturday, 3/26
SPC Movie: "Goonies"
10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
SC 348, 348A, 349
Revolution, 11.cM You
8:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m.
Student Center
PAR 346
Sunday, 3/27
SPC Broadway Trip: "Jersey Boys"
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.Bus departs from
Midrise at 9 a.m.
Monday, 3/28
Dance Ensemble Ticket Sales
8:30 p.m'. - 10 p.m.
Champagnat Breezeway
Tuesday, 3/29
SPC General
9:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Student Center
PAR 346
Wednesday, 3/30
Dance Ensemble Ticket Sales
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
champagnat Breezeway
Literary Arts Society
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
SC 368/Council of Clubs Room
Security Briefs
News from North Fulton County to DMX
Staff Writer
Since nobody was on campus last
week, nobody could do anything stu-
pid, which poses a problem for a
newspaper article that focuses on
people doing stupid things around
campus. Luckily, there's a solution,
and its name is America. We pub-
lished books written by the Kar-
dashians and Snooki. Rebecca
Black's Friday, a song whose lyrics
are about life decisions like where to
sit in a car and lessons about the
order of the days of the week, got
over ten million views on YouTube
in less than a week. Charlie Sheen
is more famous than God, not be-
cause he's an A list actor with a hit
television show, but because out of
his effing mind and we like watch-
ing downward spirals. We do stupid
things all the time!
A quick Google
search brought me to www.clumsy-, and now I have stories.
This should be fun.
3/2 Los Angeles
drunk driver crashed his vehicle
into a sober living home. Is that
ironic? I never really learned the
definition of that word. I just know
that absolutely nothing in Alanis
Morisette's song ''Ironic" is ironic.
3/13 Virginia
A woman went to court with a tiny
monkey hidden in her bra. She told
the judge that the monkey needed
constant attention and affection,
and it was allowed to stay for the
Letter from the Editor
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3/16 Georgia
A man was arrested and charged
with possession of marijuana with
the intent to sell. He was eventually
released on bail, and he asked the
police for his weed back because,
quote, "it is how I make my money."
People are nuts in Georgia. See
below for further proof.
3/17 North Fulton County, GA
A 28 year old man was pulled over
for speeding in a small town in
Georgia. The police went to his win-
dow to ask for his license and regis-
tration, and the man opened the
door and sprinted away, leaving be-
hind his six year old son, $80,000,
and seven pounds of marijuana. I'm
sure this happens more often than
we think; however, I like to think
most people who flee from the cops
don't have weed and an actual
human being in their backseat. He
did not think that plan all the way
3/18 Chicago
A hospital worker was strapped
for cash, so he stole rings off a dead
patient's finger. The rings were val-
ued at over $3,000. I feel bad for
everyone involved in this. Fortu-
nately, the man immedia.tely real-
ized he made a mistake and helped
the police locate the stolen rings.
He's currently free on bond.
1999-2007, America
This didn't happen recently, nor is
it one single event. But in a week
that I have literally zero stories
from the Marist comm~nity, I can't
tioning the editorial
taff. me ning
we're being replaced!
ate pas$ing the torch to Phil
Tcrrigno and Ryan
as Editor-in.Chief and Managi g
rest e( tive1y.
It has
been our pleasure to run
the Circle (and eat pizza) on your
behalf. But as of now,
are look-
ing forward to s ·cmg how the new
Sports Editor:.
Jim Urso
C .
Editor-In-Chief: PhUlp
Phlllp. Terrlgno1@ma,
Editor: Ryan Rivard
Monica Speranza
News Editor: Jenna Grande
Opinion E-dltor.
A&E Editor:
Editor: Eric Vander Voort
Staff Writer•:
derman, Christimi
Copy Editors:
Lampman, Brenna McKinley,
McLaughlln, Marygrace Navarra. Nguyen
Pham, Maria Sorrentl, Elora Stack
Lifestyles Editor:
Rachael Shockey
Michael Garofalo
think of a better time than to sum-
marize the life of a man who was
put on Earth to have his crimes
made fun of. The following is a very
brief summary of the crime life of ...
In 1999, he was arrested and
charged with animal cruelty, disor-
derly conduct, and possessing drugs
and drug paraphernalia. There
13 pit bulls, six used crack
pipes, and a loaded pistol in his
house, which led to this comment
from my housemate: ''Why do they
need six crack pipes? Couldn't they
just pass one around?" I really dop.'t
think DMX's lack of efficiency in his
crack smoking is the most pressing
issue on hand.
In 2004, he was arrested for steal-
ing three cars at a New York airport
after claiming to be an FBI agent to
justify all three of the carjackings.
In June 2004, he was arrested for
driving almost triple the speed limit
and had his license suspended. In
August 2004, he was arrested for
driving almost triple the speed
limit, with a suspended license.
In 2007, years after he was ini-
tially arrested for animal cruelty,
police found three pit bulls dead and
half buried in his backyard. He's out
of control, out of control to the point
that my friend gave a ten minute
presentation last year entitled ''Why
is a Menace to Society."
Disclaimer: The Security Briefs are i11-
tended as satire and fully protected free
speech under the First Amendment of the
manag ment
provide you, the
readers, with the same (and hope-
fully more) engagmg comment.
Yours in print,
Jacel Egan and Tom Lotito
Editors in
Photography Editor:
Ryan Hutton
Graphics Editor:
Dayna Vasltlk
Web Editor:
Brendan O'Shea
Advertising Manager. Uz
Distribution Manager:
Faculty Advisor:
Gerry McNulty

Thursday, March 24, 2011
video viral; lyrics get viewer attention
Staff Writer
Rebecca Black is America's newest
untalented, unworthy and delight-
ful young celebrity.
The 13-year-old's hilariously bad
music video "Fridaj," skyrocketed to
fame last week after the Tosh.O
blog entry "Songwriting Isn't for
ery~e--• was posted on March 11.
song chronicles Black's typical
Friday, consisting of eating cereal,
debating whether to sit in the front
or back seat of her convertible ride
to school and PG-rated partying. As
of Tuesday, March 22, "Friday" has
over 36 million YouTube views and
peaked as the 19th best selling song
Celebrities, bloggers and Marist
students all seem to agree that the
pop song is "a train wreck
" as said
Junior Samantha Tobia said, "It's
like the sound that popsicles make
when you have a box of popsicles
and you take the first one out. It's
the sound that the paper makes
that's so squeaky. It's like that over
and over again."
Jim Niebler, also a junior, likes
how Black fans (or anti-fans?) say
they have the "Black Plague," akin
to Justin Bieber fans having ''Bieber
Fever." Niebler adds that lie finds
the video "very funny."
The overwhelmingly negative re-
sponse to the video has been taken
to extremes in some cruel YouTube
comments, like
hope you cut your-
self, and I hope you get an eating
disorder so you look pretty." Black
has said these comments have made
·her cry. She is, after all, a kid.
The song's hilarity can be partially
attributed to Black's whiny, nasal
voice, however authentic it may be
through all the autotune-ing.
While Black is the face of the con-
troversy, the real blame - or genius
- lies with two nien who have gen-
erally evaded public scrutiny. These
men are the main contributors to
the song's awfulness.
They are
Clarence Jey and Patrice Wilson:
the songwriters.
The monotony of the song and
silliness of the lyrics are what make
the song so mesmerizing.
The lyrics of "Friday'' are at best
trite and at worst plagiarized from a
6-year-old. They are so bad. "Yes-
terday was Thursday/ Today it is
Friday/ We we we so excited." It is
because of these lyrics that some as-
sume this song is a joke. Black is re-
placeable but this song is not.
Jey and Wilson are both associ-
ated with ARK Music Factory, the
production company that made the
video after being paid $2,000 by
Black's mother.
J""ey, the boss of ARK music,
fends Black, saying she "actually
has an amazing voice."
Rebecca Black's video has already received over 36 million
views on YouTube.
Wilson makes a cameo in "Friday'' all the power to her. She may have
as the rapper. His entrance marks little talent and hardly deserve her
the turning point when the funny fame, but hey, this is America. We
and innocent song just feels embar-
love people with no talent. William
Hung, Paris Hilton and Kim Kar-
Yet things aren't so bad for Black. dashian have all had their time in
She appeared on last Friday's "Good the spotlight.
Morning America" and sang a verse
for Jey and Wilson, if they hon-
of the "Star Spangled Banner" a estly thought they were doing a
cappella. She actually wasn't too good job writing "Friday," perhaps
bad. She also made a plea on the air they should find a different profes-
her celebrity crush Justin Bieber, sion. We may appreciate people
asking him to sing a duet with her.
with no talent, but at the very least
Good for her.
she can parlay they should be young, rich or good-
this unexpected fame into meeting looking.
the object of her infatuation, then
Staying 'Foxy and Fit' with Domonell
Staff Writer
What gives an aspiring journalist
and blogger hope that there is a
chance to make it in the cutthroat
communications industry? The an-
swer is sites like Foxy and Fit, "A
vixen's guide to everything health
and fitness." This must-read blog for
the modern woman was developed
Domonell. Originally developed as a
senior capping project, Foxy and Fit
is now accessible to anyone.
Domonell's blog covers topics rang-
ing from fast food to personal suc-
cess. You do not need to be a fitness
enthusiast to appreciate the mate-
rial she discusses.
Her website features motivational
and inspiring quotes, as well as in-
formation about how to de-stress
and relax. Her tone is consistently
down-to-earth, friendly and honest,
which makes reading the blog a
pleasure. I got the chance to talk
with Domonell about Foxy and Fit.
What inspired you to come
up with the idea to create a blog
based on fitness for women as your
capping project?
Kristen Domonell:
I've always
been really into fitness, but found
that in college, it can be really hard
to find the time and motivation to
stay fit. There are so many un-
healthy aspects of college life, from
the stress to the parties. That can
make anyone fall off the exercise
wagon. I wanted a way to combine
my major with something I love,
while helping women like me at
Marist stay on track. From work-
outs that could be done near cam-
pus and ways to utilize the McCann
Center a little better, to the dangers
of mixing alcohol with energy
drinks. I wanted to create a place
where fitness and health minded
students could turn for honest and
helpful advice.
Describe some of the topics
you most commonly write about.
Why do you think they are so im-
portant for women today?
I like to write about newly-re-
leased health studies, but in a way
that won't bore readers to death.
There's so much information out
there, which can make it really hard
for people to keep up. I try to sift
through it and post only things that
matter to the 18-25ish female audi-
I can find something newsy
that would be really helpful for my
target audience, I put it up. When it
comes to fitness posts, I try to stay
different by taking a personal ap-
proach. For example, everyone has
probably heard that they should try
intervals before coming to Foxy and
Fit, so instead of just stressing how
effective interval training is, when I
wrote about it, I included the exact
pace and distances I ran when I first
tried it. No one's a superstar when
they try anything for the first time,
and I don't want anyone to think I'm
any different than them when they
read my blog.
Now that you've graduated,
why do you still keep up with the
I didn't for a long time. I had
a personal blog after I graduated
called Musings from a Little Pink
Ho-use (Not a metaphor- I literally
lived in a little pink house). I lived
on Martha's Vineyard and basically
just wrote about fun things I did
while I was there. I got home and
was like "Oh no, I don't live in a lit-
tle pink house anymore, and I don't
go to Marist, I have these two biogs
I love that are just going to have to
be abandoned." I wanted to keep
blogging, so I started thinking of
ways that I could make Foxy and
Fit work for a post-grad.
turns out
it wasn't that hard to do. The female
red fox/vixen connection are some-
thing that may go over the heads of
people who read it who don't go to
Marist, but other than that, the blog
is still pretty relevant to someone
who may just be getting on her feet.
She'll still have time management
issues, and just because she is start-
ing a career doesn't mean she has
no social life. Life goes on after col-
lege, it turns out. I think people in
my situation
and in college can both
benefit from my content. Plus, since
I created Foxy and Fit, I passed my
National Academy of Sports Medi-
cine personal training tion
test, and am working toward ob-
taining my American College of
through a class I go to two nights a
week (after work).
Has the blog helped you in
your career search?
Journalism is an especially
tough field to break into right now.
I'm currently an associate editor at
a magazine for higher ed leaders,
but, believe it or not, I think Foxy
and Fit helped me land the job. The
editors who me found the link
through my online portfolio and re-
ally liked it. They said that because
it was aimed at a college audience,
much of the stuff I had written they
had also covered, just from a differ-
ent angle. I doubt Foxy and Fit was
the deciding factor, but editors will
Google you, and it's good for them to
actually find something when they
do that.
interested in being a
"Guest Vixen" for Domonell's Foxy
and Fit blog, visit her site at
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Schpeel on Wheels: Timeless 'Top Gear' hits America
Sta{ f Writer
For decades, the show 'Top Gear"
elicited the same fuzzy feeling in car
enthusiasts that ''Hey Arnold" elicits in
90s nostalgists. It started in 1977 on
the British Broadcasting Channel. The
half-hour show covered the newest
cars on the market.
In 2002, it went
through a drastic change after losing
some viewers and came back better
than ever. Jeremy Clarkson, James
May and Richard Hammond, three
columnists for various
came together to give the show a
quirky~ but still automobile-focused-
In the past year, the British show
has ventured to additional countries
and channels, including The History
Channel and Speed channel in the
the program's edgy stunts and
races weren't enough to get you hunt-
ing for reruns, then its new, easy ac-
American viewers is sure to
suck you in.
Through the years, Jeremy Clarkson
has been credited for its success, but
truly, it has been a team effort among
hosts. The show covers nearly
all of the exotic cars you hear about
today. The hosts usually test the
and perform various "stunts"
in the ve-
hicles to see
they are all they are
hyped up to be. For example, they've
pushed the Bugatti Veyron to its limits
on the Ni.irburgring in Germany (test-
ing how fast it
actually go-a stag-
gering 253 mph), then later racing it
against a British Typhoon fighter jet.
And the show isn't only about testing
speed. The hosts are often faced with
challenges like racing to the North Pole
England. They're not your av-
erage races, and not just in terms of
venue. One episode pitted a Toyota
Hilux driven by Jeremy Clarkson and
James May (Hilux is not available in
the U.S., but it's similar to a Toyota
Tundra) against a team of dogs pulling
David Hammond on a sled in a timed
race to see who could reach the North
Pole first. Another episode tested to see
what a Toyota Hilux can withstand, in-
cluding being driven into and tied
down in the ocean, being lit on fire,
being hit by a wrecking ball and fi-
nally, being put atop a 23-story build-
ing that was being demolished.
In the
end, it was still able to start up and
The show covers nearly all of the
exotic cars you hear about today.
The hosts usually test the cars
and perform various "stunts" In
the vehicles to see if they are all
they are hyped up to be.
so often, 'Top
specials in which they embark on road
trips that test their individual resource-
In a special that has recently
gained attention, Clarkson, May and
Hammond drive through the southern
states in
that they could buy for
faoo various
to ac-
complish, such as rooking dinner (with
not to be shot at or
arrested during their escapades.
In an-
other special from this current season
(season 16), they faced similar
lenges while driving through the desert
'Top Gear''
flourished with these
hosts and has gained more attention
it ever had in earlier seasons. Part
of this should be
to the intro-
duction of
Stig," a character on the
show who test drives the featured ve-
hicles around a track, teying to achieve
the best time
The Stig also
cousins, such as the American Stig,
African Stig, Rig Stig, Green Stig and
the early season, Black Stig, all who
race the various featured vehicles. The
Stig is played up to be a weird charac-
ter. He wears a white racing suit, does
not speak, does not show emotion; and
whenever the hosts introduce The Stig;
they usually say something weird, like
that he enjoys listening to Morse Code.
life Stig (the person in the rac-
ing suit) told the world that he was The
Stig in his recently-published autobiog-
In doing so, he terminated his
confidentiality contract with the 'Top
Gear" program, resulting in him being
With its great success, 'Top Gear''
Stig was
for unmasking
come stateside. The first season of 'Top
Gear America" (different hosts and
ferent program, but still following the
footsteps of its British cousin) was
leased in
been contracted
for a second season that
year. A comparable version of 'Top
Gear'' was recently released in China.
you didn't know of
Gear" until
now, then I say you have a lot of catch-
up to do. With its recent expansions
and its aptness to stay
the 'Top
Gear" franchise continues to provide
the ultimate programs for those into
the power and endurance of
Sexual Healing: Must modifications for oral sex
Lifestyles Editor
Oral sex is typically regarded as
the gift to top all others, but it
comes with all sorts of obstacles
and tribulations - jaws get sore and
tired, things get too dry, things get
too slimy, the giver runs a risk of
choking or suffocating. At times
like these, giving good, non-life-
threating oral sex can seem as
complicated as caring for a Furby,
which is an inarguably unsexy
brand of invigorating activity.
you find yourself dreading giving
oral sex, it's probably time to look
into different positions, techniques
and accessories to make it easier
on you. The following are tips high-
lighted in Dr. Yvonne
K. Ful-
bright's "The Best Sex Ever: His
Guide to Going Down," and its
counterpart, "The Best Sex Ever:
Her Guide to Going Down." The
popular sexologist and professor
provides smart, affordable modes
of modification and enhancement
to transform oral sex into
that gives back.
For cunnilingus, a posture-re-
lieving position.
Fulbright calls it Bottom's Up.
Your receiver lays on a couch, with
plenty of pillows under their neck,
and their bottom half hanging off
the couch. You kneel on the floor in
front, and pull the receiver's legs
over your shoulders. At this point,
the vulva should be about at ~ye-
level, allowing you to reach more
parts of the vulva than in more hor-
izontal positions. "Airborne geni-
tals feel freer," Fulbright writes in
"His Guide to Going Down," ex-
plaini!lg how this position allows
the receiver to potentially experi-
ence new sensations. In addition, it
keeps the giver's face freer and at
a more natural angle, offering solu-
tions to common neck pains and
breathing challenges of oral sex.
"Place your hands under her bum
for added support," suggests Ful-
bright, for those who may struggle
carrying their partner's weight on
their shoulders, Once issues of bal-
ance are sorted out, this surpris-
ingly functional position may
become your go-to.
The flavored lubricants marketed
speclfically for oral sex are the
ones that most often render
complaints of stickiness [and]
put a vagina at risk of contract•
ing a yeast infectlon ... your best
bet Is water•based lube.
For fellatio, a gag-free novelty.
It's a wonder that Head Candy
products aren't mote well-known,
for they provide a vastly more com-
fortable and pleasurable experi-
ence for both parties. The Head
Candy Gum Job is a soft candy
mouth guard (most retailers com-
pare it to gummy candy), sold in
four-packs that range from $5 to
"This oral sex enhancement re-
duces jaw fatigue, protects your
lover's loins from your-teeth, and
mouth while increas-
ing pleasµre for the giver and re-
ceiver," Fulbright writes in "Her
Guide to Going Down." Head
Candy produces the comparable
"Clitoral Kiss," which looks the
same, only with a notch in the front
that allows for direct contact with
the clitoris.
mouth-to-crotch encounters.
The Lube. In porn, we see actors
unabashedly spitting on each
other's junk to keep things run-
ning smoothly during oral sex.
Not everyone finds this sexy, but
not everyone wants to try gooey,
sticky lubes as an alternative.
Worries of making a mess can, of
course, distract one from enjoying
oral sex. Unfortunately, the fla-
vored lubricants marketed specif-
ically for oral sex are the ones that
most often render complai.nts of
stickiness. The ingredients used
to flavor said lubes also put a
vagina at risk of c
ontracting a
yeast infection. What's a sexually
generous college student to do?
There are ups and downs for all
lubricating options, but your best
bet is water-based lube.
"Water-based lubes tend to be
the most user-friendly, i.e. non-ir-
ritating; and easy to clean, over-
all," Fulbright writes in "Her
Guide to Going Down." While it's
thinner and dries faster than
something like a silicone-based lu-
bricant, it feels less gunky and
gross because of its consistency,
and it's easier to wash off. It's also
safe to use with a wide variety of
The Toy. Adding vibrations and
new textures to oral sex can be ex-
citing, but finding a comfortable
means to introduce these to your
own sex life can be challenging.
Many sex and health experts sug-
gest humming while going down
on your partner, but plenty of peo-
ple fall flaccid at the idea of turn-
ing a blow job into an awkward,
gaggy musical. Opting for a slip-
on tongue vibrator is still bold,
but at least it won't bring back
memories of your young~r sibling
trying to tell you about their day
while eating a popsicle.
highly rated Screaming O LingO
tongue ring is marked at $5.15 at "The form-fit-
ting design fits any tongue and is
dotted with pleasure bumps for
enhanced sensation," the retailers
write. It's made of stretchy mate-
rial, and each toy provides 40 min-
utes of battery life. The price
makes this one a relatively acces-
sible prop for college students to
may not be easy to tell your
partner that you want to wear a
gummy mouth guard while you
blow them, or that you want to
turn them upside-down on the
couch for cunnilingus. But as al-
ways, it takes guts to make sex
you want your sex life to
get better, it's crucial to take re-
sponsibility for it (and ideally,
your partner will follow suit).

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happening with news,
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Thursday, MARCH 24, 2011 •
Why didn't I
think of that..

Thursday, March 24; 2011
'Rango' ropes in viewers of all ages
Staff Writer
''Rango" is a smart and gripping
movie that is great for kids and
adults alike.
Directed by Gore
Verbinski, the director of the "Pi-
rates of the Caribbean" films,
Verbinski gives us an animated
movie with a great story that is pre-
sented simply enough for kids to fol-
low, yet intricate enough to keep the
interest of older viewers.
Johnny Depp lends his
''Rango" follows the story of Lars,
a chameleon with a penchant for
acting, who falls out of his owners'
car in the middle of a desert
eventually stumbles across a town
called Dirt, where nobody knows
him. Because nobody knows him,
Album Review
Lars decides to start his life over as
Rango, a tough guy from out West
who doesn't play by the rules. Lars
adapts to his new persona so well
that the mayor of Dirt decides to
make him sheriff so that the towns-
people have a hero to look up to.
the new sheriff, Rango needs
a way to fix the town's major 'proo-
lem: their water supply will only
last six more days. Through the hi-
larity and action that ensues after
he becomes sheriff, Rango eventu-
ally becomes the hero that he has
always tried to be through his act-
''Rango" is an all-around well ex-
ecuted film. The animation and vi-
suals of ''Rango" are extremely well
done. It looks as if you can reach
out and feel the texture of various
objects and characters throughout
the film, and the visuals never look
sloppy or feel unvarnished at any
time. The story of the film is well
written. It grabs the audience's at-
tention right from the start and
does not let go until the end of the
I said before, it is a good
enough story for kids, but not so
predictable or watered-down that
adults in the theatre will be disin-
terested. There are jokes in the di-
alogue the
there are
also several adult jokes that will
make older audience members
blush. There is a sense of self-real-
ization in ''Rango," as if the charac-
ters almost know what will happen
at certain parts through their own
predictions and foreshadowings.
Also abundant within "Rango" are
clever and fitting references to other
films, particularly Westerns.
part, an apparition comes to Rango,
taking the form of Clint Eastwood
from "A Fistful of Dollars."
Finally, the voice acting in the film
was well done. The voice actors
were well cast and did an excellent
job of projecting the right emotions
and personalities for their charac-
ters on screen without overcompen-
sating for not being on screen.
Overall, ''Rango" is a solid film
that is definitely worth your time.
Do not make the mistake of believ-
ing it is only "for the kids."
you will be missing out on a great
animated film that
funnr and
captivating for
everyone who
watches it. If you are a fan of other
animated films; you do not want to
miss this one.
Rating: 3.25 out of 4
The Strokes make a comeback with 'Angles'
A&E Editor
It's been half a decade since the
Strokes last released an album, but
they certainly haven't lost their
groove. "Angles," which was re-
leased on March 22, still has the
catchy giddiness of the classic
Strokes, but their style has grown.
The New York indie band's long
break followed their ill-received
third album, "First Impressions of
Earth." "Angles," however, brings
the band back into the forefront and
displays some serious versatility.
The album's first single, ''Under
Cover of Darkness," hit the radio in
February and is perhaps the most
reminiscent of the classic Strokes
sound. With an upbeat tempo and
punchy guitar riffs, ''Under Cover of
Darkness" gives Strokes fans the
miliar tunes they've been waiting
for and doesn't disappoint.
While their first Elingle doesn't
show much growth, the album's
The Strokes release their long.awaited
fourth album
first track, "Machu Picchu," con-
tains reggae beats, sounding a bit
like Vampire Weekend, infused
with frontman Julian Casablancas'
unique vocals.
"And didn't you know there was a
choice?/ It's never yours but some-
one else's voice," sings Casablancas.
''Machu Picchu" is bubbly and fun,
sure to be one of the album's biggest
Another highlight of the album,
the final track, "Life is Simple in the
Moonlight," showcases Casablancas'
gritty voice and uses some of the
band's signature electronic beats
keep the song moving.
"Gratisfaction" has an almost Billy
Joel-esque sound, entirely unex-
pected from the "hipster-rock" that
we're used to from the Strokes.
"Games" has some 80s beats and a
fun and dancey tune-a nice surprise
and variation from the Strokes'
usual repertoire.
Some lower points of the album
are the slower "You're so Right" and
underwhelming "Taken for a Fool."
They're a hit boring and don't reach
at all outside the band's comfort
zone. With the exception of these
two, however, "Angles" delivers.
Strokes fans have waited long for a
new batch of tracks and most of
the1:?e provide classic Strokes sounds
with some funky new twists.
Ryan Re&Offl,mends
Managing Editor
Burial, Four
Yorke "Ego"
"Mirror" -
Yorke and company may have re-
leased their latest, "The King of
Limbs," last month, but it hasn't
stopped Yorke from collaborating
with two of the most prominent fig-
ures in the dub-step world. Al-
though they don't surprise us, each
collaborator brings forth their ex-
pertise. "Ego" is undoubtedly Burial
and Four Tet electronically; the
bass warbles with glitchy beats.
Yorke's vocals against the backdrop
are dark and slick. Yorke explores
his dynamic range on "Mirror,"
dropping his vocal register to lower
notes. The change creates an eerie
tension between the space of the vo-
cals and the choppy beats, espe-
cially when pitch-shifted vocal
samples sneak in and out at various
Cults "You Know What
Mean" -
Fresh off their appearance
at the SXSW festival, the duo that
goes by the name of Cults, has given
a taste of their upcoming debut for
Columbia Records scheduled for a
May release. The group gained sub-
stantial Internet buzz with "Go Out-
side," a sun washed bubbly, fun
song echoing carefree beach pop.
''You Know What I Mean" main-
tains a similar tone, slowing down
the tempo that swells like the ocean
with crashing crescendos, and in
two minutes it's all over.
Snoop Dogg "Sumthin' Like
This Night" ft. Gorillaz
Closed" ft. Kanye West
Legend -
Snoop Dogg's return,
''Doggumentary," has promising col-
laborations including Damon Al-
barn and the gang and even Mr.
West. Upon listening to both tracks,
it's hard to believe they are true col-
laborations, but in fact leftovers
from the guests' respective albums.
"Sumthin' Like This Night" would
fit comfortably on the Gorillaz
"Plastic Beach" album, while "Eyes
Closed" sounds like a bridge be-
tween Kanye West's melodramatic
"808s and Heartbreak" and the hard
beats of ''My Beautiful Dark
Twisted Fantasy." On the latter,
Snoop Dogg struggles to fit into the
song. Forcing us to question whose
song this really is, while Kanye
saves the track in the end with
clever wordplay: "I sold my soul
the devil that's a crappy deal, at
least it came with a few toys like a
happy meal."
The Circle •
Thursday, March 24, 2010 •

The Circle •
Thursday, March 24, 2011 •
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The Marist baseball t'eam went
undefeated in eight games over
spring break, accumulating an 11-
game winning streak since March 4.
The Red Foxes completed three-
game sweeps of Delaware State and
George WashingtDn and a two-game
sweep against Towson.
The Red Foxes started the week in
Dover, Del., with 10-3, 6-0, and 11-
4 wins against Delaware State.
Sophomore pitcher Dan Zlotnick
took a no-hitter into the seventh in-
ning in the first game and struck
out 10. Senior Kyle Putnam and
junior Chad Gallagher also recorded
Marist then traveled to Towson,
Md. to take on the Towson Tigers.
The Red Foxes took the first game
with a five-run seventh inning, fea-
Thursday, March 24, 2011 •
The Fox Trot
Quick hits of the
week in Marist athletics
turing a two-run double by senior
center fielder Michael Gallic and a
three-run homerun by sophomore
shortstop Zach Shank. In the sec-
ond game, sophomore pitcher Brett
Houseal earned his first win of the
season and junior third baseman
Jon Schwind went 3-for-4 with
three RBIs, giving Marist a 9-4 vic-
The Red Foxes finished the week
with a three-game sweep of George
Washington, outscoring the Colo-
nials 46-15 in the series. Marist
took the first game 1 7-9 with every
starter hitting safely at least once,
and Zlotnick improved his record to
4-0. The Red Foxes won the second
game 10-5, led by Schwind's two
home runs and red-shirt junior
Chad Gallagher's eight-inning,
three-hit, one-run pitching perform-
ance. In the series finale, Marist ex-
ploded for a 19-1 win, giving them
their 11th win in a row. Senior
Bryce Nugent went 4-for-4 and had
five RBIs
This weekend, Marist will begin
their home and conference schedule,
with a doubleheader against Fair-
field starting at 12 p.m. on Satur-
day, Mar. 26 at McCann Baseball
Men's Lacrosse
The Marist men's lacrosse team
recorded their first win of the sea-
son Tuesday night in a 12-7 win
over 16th-ranked Albany. The vic-
tory is the first against a ranked op-
ponent in program history.
The Red Foxes were led by a six-
goal, one-assist performance by
sophomore Jack Doherty. Five of
Doherty's goals came in the second
quarter. Sophomore Connor Rice
added three goals and three assists,
while Corey Zindel, Jim Marks and
Edward Coombs netted one goal
With the score tied at four with
five minutes remaining in the sec-
ond quarter, Marist scored three
unanswered goals to end the half.
Doherty scored twice, and Zindel
took advantage of a man-up oppor-
tunity. The Red Foxes were able to
answer the Great Danes' comeback
attempts, and held Albany to three
goals in the second half.
The win gives Marist a 1-5 record.
The Foxes will return to the field in
Buffalo, N.Y. on Saturday as the
take on MAAC foe Canisius at 1:00
LaMacchia and Foley showcase skills for NFL scouts
Managing Editor
In its first issue of the 2010-2011
school year, the Circle profiled 2009
Marist College graduate Jake Dem-
how's journey to play professional
football in Aarhus, Denmark.
This spring, two current seniors
that finished up record careers in
Red Fox uniforms are
professionally as well - only much
closer to home.
Wide receiver James LaMacchia
and safety Rory Foley both attended
a Pro Day held at Fordham Univer-
sity on March 8, and Foley also
plans to attend one at Boston Col-
lege on March 23.
LaMacchia and Foley were part of
a 31-player group that performed
various strength and agility drills
for 20 scouts from 16 NFL teams at
the school's Bronx, N.Y. campus.
Senior Marist safety Rory Foley
ran an un-
official 4.4 in the
40-yard dash
at an NFL
pro day
at Fordham
University. Twenty
scouts for
16 NFL
attended the
was definitely intimidating,"
Foley said. "They were on their cell
phones the whole time and they had
clipboards and stopwatches. I saw a
lot of the other players get nervous
and crumble when they saw them."
Both players were First Team All-
Pioneer Football League selections
for the 2010 season and both com-
peted in the inaugural FCS Senior
Scout Bowl on
A fixture in head coach Jim
Parady's defensive lineup over his
four year career, the 5-foot-10-
inches, 204-pound Foley tallied 103
tackles in 2010, notching the high-
est single season total in Marist's 18
seasons as a Division I program.
Finishing his career with 321
tackles, Foley became the first
player to collect over 300 career
tackles in the program's D-1 history.
"I loved playing at Marist," Foley
said. "I wouldn't change it in a mil-
lion years
I had to redo it.
a great experience. Coach Parady
took a chance on me and I took a
chance on Marist.
really worked
This past season, the Red Foxes
second season as a member of the
PFL; LaMacchia set single-season
program records with 74 catches
and eight touchdown receptions.
The senior is also the program's all-
time leader in receptions with 1 76
and receiving yards with 2,485.
Known for stretching the field as
a wide out, LaMacchia also aver-
aged 13.3 yards on 18 returns as the
Red Foxes' prima'ry punt returner.
Fordham's football program, a
member of the Patriot League, has
been mentioned over the past two
years in discussions about John
Drafted by the Arizona Cardinals
in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL
draft, the 6-foot-5-inches, 248-
quarterback played college
football at Fordham.
Skelton's younger brother
Stephen, a Fordham tight end,
worked out at the Pro Day and the
elder Skelton was on hand to work
with his brother on certain drills.
Wideout James L.aMacchia was one
31 players at a pro day on March 8 at Ford-
Macchia is
all-time leader in receptions and
receiving yards.
Athletes from schools such as Co-
lumbia; Yale, Stony Brook, Albany
and Monmouth were measured in
the following categories: height,
weight, arm length, 225-pound
bench press repetitions, vertical and
broad jump and the 40-yard dash.
felt like I did very well," Foley
said. "I ran an unofficial 4.4 [ 40-
yard dash time] and the laser time
was 4.5l. That was one of the top for
a defensive back. My bench was 27
reps which was tops by a long shot."
After all of the drills were com-
pleted, the scouts selected certain
players to test in the 20-yard shut-
tle drill and also held a meet-and-
greet with these select players.
Foley was selected to speak with
the scouts - the only non-Fordham
athlete selected.
''The kind of style of football that
I play was really the question,"
Foley said. ''They were not very de-
tailed questions, but they said,
'[w]e'll be talking to you in the fu-
At the time the Circle went to
press, LaMacchia could not be
reached for comment regarding his
experience working out at the Ford-
ham Pro Day.
Foley's is scheduled to participate
in Boston College Pro Day on March
23. Scouts from all 32 NFL teams
are scheduled to attend.
Current Boston College senior
thony Costanzo, an offensive line-
man, is projected to be a first-round
pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Closed to the general college foot-
ball playing population, athtetes
must be referred to this event by a
Foley expressed that attending
participants must live in a close
proximity to Boston College - a re-
quirement that the West J:toxbury,
Mass. Native met easily.
"To play in the NFL, whether it's
a couple of weeks in a training camp
or 10 years is [my goal]," Foley said.
"I just kind of want to know
able to do it. Just to get a chance,
just to get a shot."

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Duke comeback ends nation's longest win streak
Erica Allenspach attempts a shot in Saturday's 74-64 victory over 7th-seeded Iowa
Junior Corielle Yarde drives to the basket on Monday night in Marist's second round
Allenspach missed the entire second half of Marist's second round loss
contest against Duke. Yarde scored 25 points and amassed 12 rebounds in the loss.
Sports Editor
Note: At the time the Circle went
press, members of the women's
basketball team and its coach-
ing staff were unavailable for
comment due
their travel
schedule. Next week's issue will
feature a comprehensive wrap-
the 2010-2011 season.
The Marist women's basketball
team is accustomed to playing in in-
timate settings in front of raucous
crowds, but the noise is usually in
their support. This time, the deaf-
ening roar of the crowd came to a
climax when the opposing team was
The 10th-seeded Red Foxes fell to
the second-seeded Duke Blue Devils
on Monday night, 71-66. The NCAA
Tournament second round game
was played in Cameron Indoor Sta-
dium; Duke's home arena. Marist
led for most of the game, but Duke
fought back with a late 11-0 run to
seal the win.
Marist played the entire second
half without senior guard Erica Al-
lenspach, who left with a sprained
ankle with 5:44 left in the first half.
Junior Corielle Yarde stepped up as
the team's leading scorer, finishing
with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
Duke, known for its aggressive de-
fensive style, applied a full court
press throughout the game that
forced 20 Marist turnovers, com-
pared to their national-best average
of 11 per game. Duke turned those
turnovers into 24 points.
Marist led 60-54 with 5:24 on the
clock before Duke's went on the 11-
0 run. Behind the play of freshman
guard Chelsea Gray
(who con-
tributed seven of the 11 points) and
the thunderous chants of Duke's
crowd, the Blue Devils were able to
crush Marist's upset hopes.
The Red Foxes got to the second
round by defeating Iowa State 7 4-64
on Saturday at Cameron Indoor
Stadium. All five starters scored in
double-digits, led by sophomore for-
ward Kate Oliver's 16 points.
The loss ended a 27-game win
streak, the longest in the country.
Marist's seniors, Allenspach, Maria
Laterza and Elise Caron, completed
their quest of going undefeated in
conference play this season after
posting a perfect 21-0 mark. The
trio also contributed to winning a
sixth consecutive MAAC title,
pulling off one NCAA Tournament
upset and came within minutes of
knocking off one of the strongest
women's basketball programs in the