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September 27, 2001

music director

Mari st
Layout Manager
Opinion Editor
Dr. Laura Russell resigned from
her position as Director of Music
for Marist College this past week,
citing personal problems. There is
a plethora of speculation however
among many students as to why
Russell would leave the school
during the semester.
Russell sent an email to Sharon
stating that
\vi.Hing to stay
"I offered to stay for the rest of
the semester but that was re-
jected," Russell said.
Both Murray and Guy Lometti,
Dean of the School of Communi-
cation and the Arts, declined to
comment on this. Russell was also
unavailable for comment.
Chris Clemens, a senior Singer,
said he was dismayed at the resig-
"It was really sad but it wasn't
something that was really unex-
pected," he said. "She tried to
handle (her problems) with most
professionalism that could be ex-
A replacement for Dr. Russell has
not been determined but many are
looking in the direction of the cur-
rent Band Director Arthur
Himmelberger as well as other fac-
ulty of the Music Department.
While there has yet to be a formal
appointment or candidate review,
both Murray and Lometti have ex-
pressed their support for the de-
partment and have said they will
continue to do so through the se-
lection process.
Singer Chris Nelson, a senior, said
that the direction of the department
is unknown.
"It all depends on the new direc-
tor," he said. "It could get better
or worse."
The music departmerit has grown
tremendously under the direction
of Russell and is now home to over
250 students. Russell came to
Marist four years ago to replace
Mark Lawlor and her tenure at
Marist includes a performance in
Rome, where she led the Marist
Singers during the canonization
ceremonies of St. Marcellin
Russell has accepted a position
as Choir Director at Christ Episco-
pal Church in Poughkeepsie and
has already shown her continued
support of the music program by
offering the church's facilities for
future Singers performances. Dr.
Ruthanne Schempf said that
Russell's absence will be felt
"Her musical professionalism and
intelligent compassion will be
sorely missed," she said.
McNulty echoed these senti-
"We loved her so much," she
said. "She did more work for this
department than anyone else ever
Senator Mitchell to speak at Marist
News Editor
Former Senator George J. Mitchell
is scheduled to present a lecture at
Marist College at 7 :30 p.m. on Mon-
day, October 1, in the Mccann Cen-
ter. The lecture, titled, "America
and the World," will deal with Sen.
Mitchell's experience keeping the
peace in Northern Ireland.
The Student Programmiag Coun-
cil is presenting the lecture and
according to Bob Lynch, the Di-
rector of College Activities, the
college is anticipating about 1000-
1200 attendees. He said the speech
will deal with topics regarding in-
ternational peace.
'The speech is to deal mainly with
the peace efforts the Senator has
been involved with between the
United States and the United King-
dom, as well as the horrific terror-
ist attack on America two weeks
ago," he said.
According to Lynch, the speech
will be followed by a brief ques-
tion and answer session by mem-
bers of the audience.
It is free to members of the Marist
community, although a $5 donation
is requested to go toward the Twin
Towers Fund, a charity effort to
benefit police, fire officials, and the
EMT's involved in New York City's
rescue efforts.
Sen. Mitchell, a Maine democrat,
attended Bowdoin College in
Brunswick, Maine. He then went
to study at Georgetown University
Law Center. Upon graduation, he
served in the 1960's and 70's as an
attorney in private practice before
being appointed United States At-
torney for Maine by Pres. Jimmy
Carter in 1977. Two years later,
Mitchell was appointed as the first
judge of the newly created judge-
ship in the Maine federal circuit
In 1980, Mitchell resigned from
this position and was allotted a
Senate seat vacated by Sen. Ed-
ward Muskie, who had been ap-
pointed U.S. Secretary of State.
In 1984, he became the chairman
of the Senatorial Campaign Com-
mittee and by 1988, Mitchell was
elected Senate Majority Leader,
acting as official spokesperson for
the Democratic Party and a leader
in carrying out the party's agenda.
He was simultaneously serving in
several committees, including the
Senate Finance, Environment and
Public Works and Veteran Affairs.
He was nominated to the Su-
preme Court in 1994 but turned it
down to aid the Clinton adminis-
tration in overhauling the Ameri-
can health care system.
He has also been a
leader in Senate efforts
to ratify programs such
as the North American
Free Trade Agreement
and the World Trade Or-
ganization that have
opened world markets to
facilitate trade.
After his retirement
from the Senate in 1995,
Pres. Clinton ,appointed
Mitchell Special Advisor
to Northern Ireland. As
chairman of the Interna-
tional Body in Northern
Ireland, Mitchell col-
lected background data
on the conflict and inter-
viewed political and reli-
gious leaders in Britain
and Ireland to determine whether
paramilitary groups, such as Sinn
Fein and the Irish Republican Army
would concede arms as an ante-
cedent to peace negotiations.
Laura Russell at the Singer's concert during Parent's Weekend 10/2199
Students still flocking abroad
Thousands of lives have been
affected by the recent tragedy of
the World Trade Center destruc-
tion, and included in this list are
the many students who are cur-
rently studying abroad this semes-
However, the recent catastrophe
did surprisingly little to dampen
the enthusiasm of many foreign-
bound students. According to
Assistant Dean of the International
Programs Duleep Deosthale, 39 of
the 42 students intending to study
abroad chose to travel to foreign
universities in Australia, France,
Iceland, Italy, Singapore, and the
United Kingdom.
"I'm very disappointed," said
Tieman Applegate, a junior who
had intended to study at England's
Oxford University for this academic
year. "[Deciding to stay home] was
a joint decision. My parents were
afraid I wouldn't be able to come
home, especially since we didn't
know what action the United
States would be taking."
Junior Susan DeCotis, who was
supposed to spend the semester
at Westminster University outside
of London, echoed Applegate's
sentiments. "I am upset that I am
not studying abroad, and that I had
to put those plans on hold," she
said. However, she is still planning
on going to London. "I am still
thinking about studying abroad,
but at this time, the safest place for
me is at home."
"It's safer abroad right now,"
Deosthale said. "This is a time
when you have to really under-
stand what's out there." The As-
sociate Dean pointed out that all
possible measures to increase stu-
dents' security abroad were being
taken. "We're following all the
guidelines that the U.S. Department
of State advises," he offered, "and
we've also asked students who are
caught up in the wave of Ameri-
can patriotism to tone it down while
they're abroad."
However, as Deosthale is quick
to emphasize, the Marist Abroad
See ... ABROAD, 3

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
September 27, 2001
Page 2
Question of the Week
Did you agree with President Murray's
decision to
classes open on 9111?
"No, we just talked about it in
class when we could have used
the time for personal reflection."
Chris Lennon
"Yes, it was a torum tor
discussion about it.
better than leaving us alone."
Kate Delgado
"Yes, the teachers should have
made the decision in case they
had something to say."
Steve Foceri
Security Briefs
Managing Editor
aturday, 9115
Leo resident was spotted out-
ide of Donnelly at about 12: 15 a.m.
y the on duty RD after a night of
artying too hard. According to
ecurity, the female freshman ap-
,eared intoxicated and proceeded
.o "regurgitate her intake." The
tudent claimed she had been tak-
ng shots at a house party and was
aken to St. Francis hospital via
mbulance for precautionary mea-
'aturday, 9115
ecurity responded to a report of
xcessive noise at about 1:00 a.m.
West Cedar X block. Security
ound that partying with four resi-
.ents of West Cedar were 3 non-
·esidents. One of these unregis-
ered guests was the sixteen-year-
ld sister of one of the West Cedar
·esidents. Upon further investiga-
ion it was found that beer pong
as being played, and 11 cans of
oors Light were confiscated. Due
o the large amount of alcohol in-
ake, the visitors were allowed to
tay on campus for the night, but
ere asked to leave the following
unday, 9116
he on-duty RD informed security
hat a loud party was underway in
artland Commons G block at
round 1 :00 a.m. 11 cans of
udweiser were taken away from
e festivities and 8 students
( 1 from Benoit, 2 from Midrise, 1
from Champagnat and 4 from
Gartland) were written up.
Sunday, 9116
After an apparent pregaming party
in Midrise, seven students ven-
tured off to McCoys Steak and Ale
house for a little more than the ad-
vertised steak and ale. Upon their
return to campus around 2: 15 a.m.,
one of the members of the group
was found to be in what security
called an "overanimated" intoxi-
cated state. The female Midrise
student fell down in front of the
library and banged her nose caus-
ing the presence of blood.
Fairview ambulence services were
called onto the scene and trans-
ported the student to St. Francis
Hospital. Security followed up
with a search of the pre-party loca-
tion in Midrise and found mostly
empty bottles and 3 unopened
bottles of Jed's hard pink lemon-
Tuesday, 9118
Gartland Commons E block, tradi-
tionally known for their fire alarms,
kept their reputation in tact as the
all-too familiar blaring fire alarm
sounded at about 10:00 p.m. The
residents of the smoky room were
trying to cook hamburgers, but
cooked them too long as smoke
filled the house. Fairview Fire De-
partment arrived on the scene and
aired out the room. Perhaps these
residents should invest in a
George Foreman Grill ...
Tuesday, 9118
An absent-minded Upper Wes
Cedar resident left his bicycle i
the gravel area outside his U bloc
apartment after a rough day o
classes at about 1:30 a.m. Afte
waking up the following morning
the resident found that his vehicl
of choice was nowhere to be found
The incident was reported to se
curity, and they are currently o
the look out while the victim hast,
walk to classes.
Thursday, 9120
An artificial tree in the student cen
ter was reported missing at abou
5:00 p.m. The stolen fake foliag
has yet to be located.
Thursday, 9120
UpperWestCedarTblock resi
dent had his journey to class se
verely and abruptly interrupted a
about 12:28 p.m. as he collided wi
a car on West Cedar St. The Wes
Cedar resident driving her car wa
pulling into the West Cedar park
ing lot. The Upper West Cedar resi
dent was riding down West Ced
St., but not on the sidewalk so a
to avoid other students walking t
class. The driver of the car claime
that she was half way into the drive
way when the two collided. Th
impact caused the bicyclist to b
thrown onto the windshield, crack
ing it in the process. The car als
suffered damage to the passenge
side front fender, and the passen
ger side door could not fully open
The bionic bike rider, apparent!
impervious to pain, said that he wa
fine and that he had to get to class
Campus Corner
Do you have any questions, con-
cerns or complaints about Marist?
Well if you do, here's your chance
to do something about it. Come to
the Town Hall meeting on Thurs-
day, Oct.11at7:00p.m. in the Caba-
you can't make the meeting,
you can also fill out a Student
Speaks forms. These forms can be
picked up in the dining hall, com-
muter lounge, the cafes and the
Professor Shaheed Mohammed
and Anthony Pennings w.ill be
holding a faculty lecture called
How world-wide is the World Wide
Web: The International Digital Di-
vide. This interactive lecture will
take place on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at
7:00 p.m. in the PAR, and admis-
sion is free.
Student Activities will be conduct-
ing mall trips once again this week-
end. Friday's trips will run from
6:00 p.m. until midnight, and
Saturday's trips will run from 3:00
p.m. until midnight. The buses will
leave the Midrise parking lot ev-
Jaclyn Jacobsen
Layout Manager
Ed Williams
Brendan McGurk
Managing .Editor
News Editor
Katherine Slauta
Benjamin Brenkert
Features Editor
Opinion Editor
Peter Palmieri
A&E Editor
Sports Editor
Jason Shaw
Business Manager
G. Modele Clarke,
Faculty Advisor
is the studentnewspaper of Marist
College. Letters to the
and story ideas are always welcome but we cannot
publish unsigned letters.
The Circle
staff can be
reached at 575-3000 x2429 or letters to the
editor can be sent
ery hour on the hour, and the cost
of the tJ:ips are $1.
Come skate the night away. Sign
up for the roller skating trip at Col-
lege Activities. Buses will leave
on Friday Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The
return time is set for 11 :30 p.m.
Admission is $4 with a valid Marist
ID, roller skates are free, but roller
blades are an additional $4. There
will be an additional trip on Oct.
You can sign up now at College
Activities for the Bowling Trip that
is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 6
from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The cost is $3
with a valid Marist ID and includes
transportation, 2 games of bowl-
ing and shoe rental. You are en-
couraged to form your own teams
for the event. Future bowling trips
have also been planned if you can-
not attend this one.
Come see the Grammy Award Win-
ning Karla Bonoff with Kenny
Edwards on Sept. 27 at 8:00 p.m. in
the Nelly Goletti Theatre. Tickets
are free with a valid Marist ID. Call
College Activities for more infor-
Support the Marist College Radio
Station and listen to WMCR 88.1
FM. Listen all day for a wide array
of music shows as well as .news
and sports shows. Call extension
2132 for requests or comments.
Look for the Ed and Malf show on
Saturdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. is back again
this year, and it's better than ever.
Log on to the unofficial Marist
College website at www.marist for campus news, polls
and the brand new forums where
you can voice your opinions on
current campus happenings.
The SPC proudly presents Sena-
tor George Mitchell. He will
ing a lecture in the Mccann Center
at 7:30 p.m. on Oct.
The Marist College Academic
Learning Center will be open for
proofreading every Monday
through Friday from 11 :30-1 :30 and
Monday through Thursday from
7:00-9:00 p.m. You can also utilize
their online proofreading at http://
There will be a graduate school
forum on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from
11 :00-2:00 in the Cabaret. A vari-
ety of graduate and professional
school representatives will visit
Marist to discuss their academic
programs, admission procedures,
financial assistance, etc. The event
will be sponsored by the Center for
Career Services.
Come take advantage of 2 For Tues-
days at the Student Activities Video
Rental counter. Rent two movies,
for two nights for $1.
Student Government!
elections for Freshman
class offices and Senate:
offices will be taking
place Monday through
Wednesday of next week
in Dyson and the Student
For more information orl
times to vote, call the1
Student Government Of-
fice at 2206.

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
September 27, 2001
Page 3
Greek organizations try to aid tragedy victims
Staff Writer
It has been two weeks since the
tragedy of the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon and a scar on
the New York skyline remains.
America has only recently iced
down its black eye and much work
remains to be done.
The Marist College Greek Life
community is attempting to help.
Greek Rush was delayed due to the
tragedy, forcing most, if not all
meetings, to be postponed or can-
celed that week. Many students
are still reeling from the attacks but
campus life continues to function.
Both fraternities and sororities are
making an effort to form charity
organizations and fundraising ac-
tivities for the victims.
The Greeks are trying to estab-
lish a clothesline fundraiser that is
similar to the fundraiser conducted
last semester for the boy needing
a heart which generated a sizeable
donation. The money collected
from this event would go towards
purchasing welding gloves, safety
goggles, and other aid for relief
workers. All other monetary do-
nations would go to the Red Cross.
Brian H. Dobson of Phi Kappa
Sigma stated that the college and
faculty should match the amount
raised from the fundraiser.
"The tragedy hits close to home,
and it's going to effect everyone
for a long time," he said.
Habitat for hu01anit
h Id Sh k th
A clothes drive will be formed to
s a c -a -
donate c.lothing to families_in need.
Zeta Psi has started a relief fund
Layout Manager
that spans all of their national chap-
Habitat for Humanity held a
Shack-a-thon in front ofMidrise on
Friday, Sept. 21 to simulate the lack
of adequate housing that thou-
sands suffer from in the United
States. About 30 members of Habi-
tat sat in cardboard boxes from 4pm
until midnight.
Richard Carlson III said the event
was designed to call attention to
the national dilemma.
"We just wanted to raise aware-
ness on campus that there are
people.,t;W,_t live in substandard
said. "There is a
problem out there."
The event raised slightly over
$50 in donations as students
passed the makeshift shacks dur-
ing the evening. While the Shack-
a-thon resembled poverty the
cheery recognition that the partici-
pants would be able to go home
after midnight separated role-play-
ing from reality.
There are over 32 million Ameri-
cans living in poverty in the United
States according to the U.S. Cen-
sus Bureau figures for the year
PHOTO CREDIT/ Jared Avlgllano
Habitat for Humanity simulated poverty while spending the day In cardboard boxes.
ters as well as alumni. Donation
letters are being sent out within the
week. The goal to reach is $30,000.
There is no end date for the
fundraiser, according to Dan
Caracciolo of Zeta Psi.
"The fund will last as long as the
semester or possibly the entire aca-
demic year," he said.
Other ideas are to create a giving
tree. Similar to the ones seen dur-
ing the
holiday season, these would allow
individuals or groups to donate a
pre-determined amount of money
per item off the tree, aiding in the
relief effort.
Jen Weintz of Sigma Sigma Sigma
said that it was important to move
"As horrific as this tragedy was,
the most important thing we need
to do is
come together as one nation," she
said. "We must forget our daily
pettiness and realize the need to
cherish every moment.
Many of the charities and events
are still in the planning stage.
Marist Debate Team makes an impact at Kings tournament
The following is a press re-
lease from Maxwell Schnurer,
Director of the Marist De-
bate Team.
College Debate Tournament, the
season opener for the East Coast
debate circuit, was the site of ma-
jor Marist Debate success this
weekend. The Marist team of
Helaine Liwacz and Jacqueline
Garnrat added up an impressive 4-
2 record in the novice division.
After their preliminary debates
they were ranked 8th in the tour-
nament of more than 50. In their
octofinal debate the Red Foxes
faced a team from the University
of Richmond, winning a 3-0 deci-
sion. In the quarterfinals, Liwacz
Marist plays host to chess
The following is a press re-
Sept. 22-23. Over 100 players from Marist participants. Babaian said
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New York and neighboring states he loved watching the Grandmas-
rom rmg
zs er
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VlSlted our beautiful campus. One ters play.
The Manst College Chess Club former United States Champion,
"You learn a lot by watching
hosted the NY State Open Chess Arthur Bisguier, competed. 0th- Grandmasters," he said.
Tournament over the weekend of ers included four international
Others said they learned a lot by
Grandmasters, three International playing such high rated people.
.. From
Masters, eight Masters, eight ex- Rosa said that he thought he was
perts and a range of players from pretty good until he saw some of
Program encouraged its students
to follow through with their plans.
"We need to make a collective ef-
fort to return to normalcy."
beginner to expert. The tournament the top people in the country play
Directors said that this was a his- chess. "It was a' humbling experi-
toric turnout.
Seven players from Marist Col-
lege competed in this two-day
event. Dan Rosa, John Babaian,
John O'Fallen, StephenLancevich,
Miguel Sampaio, Lucas Baron and
Dr. Craig Fisher participated. All
of the Marist players scored at least
1 win with Babaian earning 2 points
and Fisher earning 2.5 points.
But more important than the
scores were the comments from the
ence for us all," he said.
Representatives from New York
State included the President of the
New York Chess Association who
said that Marist had a great cam-
pus, and that he hopes that many
more tournaments can be con-
ducted here.
Some of the guests, family and
friends who came to watch said
that they were totally impressed
with the Marist campus. Two fami-
and Gamrat lost a 2-1 decision
against the top seeded team from
the University of Rochester whose
preliminary record was 6-0.
Liwacz was also awarded the 10th
best speaking award and Gamrat
was recognized as the 4th best
lies asked professor Fisher if their
junior in high school could visit
one of his classes. Another guest,
a high school teacher in New York
City, said he would like to bring his
high school chess team here next
year so that his students could see
what a beautiful campus looks like.
Many positive comments were
heard about the food service, the
facilities, the activities, students
who helped out and the Marist
College Chess Club.
The final winners were: New York
State Open Champion - Interna-
tional Grandmaster (GM) Ildar
Ibragimov from Connecticut with
4.5 points out of a possible 5. Four
players tied for second through
fifth places at 4 points - GM
Alexander Stripunsky, IM Enrico
Sevillano, IM Ron Burnett and
Master Vladimir Grechikhin.
Just as American students who
study abroad have voiced their
concerns during this troubled time,
international students studying in
the United States are struggling to
retain a sense of normalcy. "I
haven't had a problem," said fresh-
man computer science student Atif
Zahn, from Pakistan. ''There was a
problem at a bar, where an argu-
ment almost got out of hand, but I
still feel very, very safe here."
All press releases can be left in The Circle's mailbox
in the Council of Clubs room in the Student Center.
speaker in a pool of more than 100
debaters. This marks Gamrat's
fourth speaker award since arriv-
ing at Marist and Liwacz's third
speaking award; both students are
Also competing in the junior-var-
sity division with a 2-4 record at
the debate tournament were Yaritza
Cedeno, a first year student and
Kristin DeCrescenzi, a junior. The
team of Meghan St. Cyr and
Kathleen Coopersmith compiled an
impressive 3-3 record at the tour-
nament. Lorraine Kelly and Brian
Mangan won a single debate at the
tournament but their speaking
ranks were announced as 21st and
22nd in a division of more than 100.
Diana Clark and Molly Bartlett com-
piled a respectable 2-4 record, as
did Simisola Fowora and Olivia
The debate team was assisted by
Director Maxwell Schnurer, assis-
tant coach Bryon Gill, and Dr.
Darrell Roe. The debate team is
open to all regardless of experience
and meets in Lowell Thomas 209B
every Wednesday night. For more
information you can visit the
Marist Debate Teams' web site at:
debate/debate.htm. The next de-
bate tournament Marist will attend
is at the University of Vermont.

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
September 27, 2001
Travel back
your own backyard
FDR Library and Vandebilt mansion provide history and relaxation
Staff Writer
is a lazy Sunday afternoon. The
sun glares through the window
and onto the pages of the history
book that you have been study-
ing. The hours tick by slowly as
you struggle to keep your eyes
open to absorb knowledge of some
of the modem inventions of the na-
tion. Before you tum another page
in your Origins book, why not take
a break to observe a bit of Hyde
Park's own living history?
Just over twenty minutes from
Mari st, north on Route 9, a little bit
of national history still thrives to-
day. The small town of Hyde Park
is both home to the well-renowned
Vanderbilt Mansion and the
,franklin Delano Roosevelt Library.
it is a perfect opportunity for stu-
dents to relinquish a part of the
nation's past, as well as enjoy a
quiet and relaxing day, away from
the Marist campus.
Situated next to the Hudson
River, the 211-acre Vanderbilt Man-
sion and Estate, made dispensable
to the public in 1940, rests peace-
fully amidst groves of foliage and
picturesque gardens. Financed by
one of the most well renowned
philanthropists of the 1920s,
Frederick Vanderbilt took great
pride in his home, which was re-
ferred to as "the finest place on the
Hudson between New York and
Albany." Inside, it is brimming with
unique European furniture and or-
nate parlor rooms. An especially
interesting feature is the basement,
which doubled as a kitchen. In it
are various rooms where food
preparation was completed. It is
the ideal place for students to ac-
quaint themselves with the history
of the era of the industry million-
aire, in which toting top hats and
tiaras were a part of every day life.
Just a few more miles up the road
resides another point of historical
significance. The Franklin Delano
Roosevelt Library is open to the
public for either sightseeing or for
in depth research on any number
of topics. There the conscientious
student can acquire information
The Vanderbilt Mansion and Estate, Hyde Park is one of many historcal sites to visit In Dutchess County.
first-handedly from original docu-
ments, photographs and movie
reels. Although the Marist Library
is convenient being right on cam-
pus and is overflowing with ways
to obtain information, sometimes
the temptation to gab with your
pals about the latest school event
is just too overwhelming. After
two hours of being at the library,
you discover that you have accom-
plished nothing. This is where the
option of having another quiet
study place to work at nearby is
Each of these landmarks is open
to the public, and offer an excel-
lent escape from the everyday
Marist campus routine. Both the
Vanderbilt Mansion and the FDR
Library are open seven days a
week, from 9:00 until five. How-
ever, for the Vanderbilt Mansion
there is a small fee of $8, which in-
cludes a guided tour. For more in-
formation on these historical sites,
call 845-229-8114.
'I had the craziest,
amazing time of
life ... '
An account of the year that changed the life of one Marist Student
Staff Writer
So I'm back from England. Here
to do my senior year at Marist. I
spent a year of my college life
studying abroad in Leeds, En-
gland. For those who don't know,
Leeqs is in the northern part of
England, about an hour away from
is an insane city with
tons of nightlife; clubs sport drum
n bass, jungle, hip hop, metal and
plenty of groove. I interned there
and it is probably my favorite city
in the world. To make it grander,
it's surrounded by nothing but En-
glish countryside. In the midst of
it, about 15 minutes outside the
city, there lies the quaint village of
Horsforth. Horsforth is the home
of the small Catholic school where
I got to be known for a year as,
"the American Guy".
how I was able to sacrifice
Renny's, Backstreet, and the high
potential of getting mugged, to liv-
ing in Europe. My weekends con-
sisted of choosing between Lon-
don or Dublin, seeing how many
girls I could talk to with my accent,
riding double decker buses to see
killer punk shows, and of course
drinking plenty of tea. I had the
craziest, most amazing time of my
life that I can't foresee being
topped. Why more people don't
travel during college baffles me.
I am starting to get readjusted to
American and Marist life again. It's
definitely not the same. I do feel
somewhat estranged walking
around on campus for the first time
since my sophomore year. Little
has changed here but I have im-
Abroad was nothing short of a
nonstop adventure. I got the
chance to backpack solo across
the continent for a good number
of weeks visiting Denmark, Swe-
den, Germany, Austria, Italy,
France, Holland, and Spain. I can't
begin to tell you the freedom you
feel when you get to travel like that.
And it is a lot cheaper than most
people think. A semester abroad
is roughly the same cost as a se-
mester at Marist and you will still
get college credit.
There is a lot to see out there and
the present is the perfect time to
venture out. We have the time right
now, before we get into our careers,
families, and whatever else the fu-
ture holds for us, to be free and,
literally, see the world. At this col-
lege we have a rare and incredible
continued on page 5 ...
The city of London, England Is just one of many places visited by Ryan Finger when he departed Marlst to spend a year abroad at the Trinity and All Saints College In Leeds.

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
September 27, 2001
an account of terrorism
Staff Writer
The debris that fell from the Twin
Towers two weeks ago dropped
closer to home for some members
of the Marist College community
than others.
was difficult to walk around
campus in the days following the
blast. Heads hung low and tears
ran down the faces of many.
hard to shake the gruesome images
every cable channel avail-
able. Even MTV programming was
put on hold to show rescue efforts,
messages of hope, and ways to
help. Stories of personal experi-
ences have popped up around cam-
pus as well.
Kate Finnegan, a freshman at
Marist, experienced the emotional
devastation the blast caused.
Kate's father, Ray, has worked for
the Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey in the World Trade
Center for 31 years. He was in the
building for the bombing in 1993
and now for the terrorist attacks.
When the plane hit the first tower,
Ray Finnegan was at work on the
72nd floor. Without thinking that
he might never be back, he turned'
to run, leaving everything behind.
"He's worked there for 31 years,
and he has nothing to show for it,"
Kate said. "All of his awards, pic-
tures and files and everything in
his office are gone. Even his suit
jacket and his briefcase and cell
phone (are gone). They were all
on his desk, and he ran out and
didn't look back," said Kate.
Kate said that it took him about
an hour to get to Ground Zero, and
as he walked down the stairs, he
told himself that he would never
go back into that building, never
knowing that it would not be pos-
Ray Finnegan's journey to safety
is an illustration of the human com-
passion that would emerge in the
coming days and weeks through-
out the country. On the way down
the stairs, he helped a woman who
was hyperventilating. Headed to-
ward Brooklyn, away from the di-
saster, he bought a wheelchair for
a 78-year-old man who had tired
from running.
Even now, Finnegan is helping
to clean up the rubble from the
building that nearly brought an end
to his life. As an engineer, he's
helping the workers figure out what
areas of the sidewalk can hold what
amount of debris.
Kate's entire family has been
emotionally affected by the trauma.
"For me, I think the attack is so
much more visible at home," Kate
said. "Because I'm a freshman, I
don't have a car and don't leave
campus that much, so I don't see
the signs in stores and in cars and
the flags flying. I saw that at home ..
It's so beautiful, yet it's also so
haunting and heart wrenching."
Ray has been sharing stories with
other engineers, talking about ev-
ery aspect of the attack. This has
helped him through the emotional
stress of the aftermath.
"He even said to me that in some
ways he was in better condition
than me, my sister and my mom,"
Kate said.
As the weeks go by, the
Finnegan family will move on with
their lives, never forgetting the
devastation that shocked them all
on that fateful Tuesday in Septem-
ber. Together, however, they will
pull through, as will the rest of the
nation. Terrorists may have
thought that bringing down one of
our most important buildings
would ruin us, but it will only bring
us together. United we stand.
PHOTO CREDIT/Bethany Reeves
Trinity and All Saints College University Is a small university of 2000 undergraduate students where many Marist students study when they venture abroad.
opportunity to do this. So many
people have told me that someday
they'll visit England, Italy, or Spain.
Yes, you can do that and have a
nice tourist experience, and that is
great. But why not live there for a
semester or even better, a year mak-
ing friends and experiences in an-
other part of the world? That, to
me, is what living is. It's NOT
Backstreet or McCoy's. I'd rather
have stories from my college years
that are worthwhile, ones that I can
tell my parents and kids about with
pride and a big smile on my face,
Poughkeepsie. I can't believe I get
to tell my friends about how I had
to hitchhike from Berlin through the
Alps in Austria, getting too drunk
in Ireland to remember to take any
pictures, getting chased by a hotel
owner in Paris out a fire escape, as
well as the many forgotten memo-
ries of Amsterdam. I urge anyone
who feels they could use a little
more from college and from life to
think about studying
so simple and the program that we
have here at this institution is ex-
cellent. I don't know, maybe I'm
weird. Maybe it is kind of strange
to get on a plane and arrive in a
country that you've never been to
before and commit yourself for a
several-month-long adventure
without being able to foresee the
seems to make sense to
me though. Living a little, being
crazy in your youth, and meeting
tons of fascinating people that you
never would have otherwise is ab-
solutely worth it. And all it takes
is that will within yourself to leave
your front porch, get lost, and find
Ryan Finger is a senior Com-
munications major from up-
state New York. He is cur-
rently Captain of Jimbo
Maritato's intramural team.
For more information about
the Marist Abroad Program,
please contact Carol Toufali
at extension 3330 or via
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September 27, 2001
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Congress shall pass no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.
Social services do not reflect an even playing field
first ones.
6th Avenue in New York City. His find solace in the suburbs through tween temporary clinics and his
Layout Manager
The New York Times reported on daily earnings come from recycling social workers such as ·Charles mother's house. He manages to
As much as we would like to de-
lude ourselves into believing that
life in America is as fair for all play-
ers as it is in the Milton Bradley's
Game of Life, it is not true.
Classism, whether deliberate or not
(deliberate), is still a very large
problem in our country. Those with
money live and prosper, or at least
get a couple of tries, while those
born in the gutter face a reality more
grim than the XFL's; they will die
in the gutter. It's that simple.
you are born poor and mentally
handicapped in New York City you
are going to die after a few years of
begging on the street for enough
change for either a slice of pizza or
a six-pack of Schlitt's. You'll prob-
ably go crazy and lose most of your
teet,\\. before that day comes, but
Jife--just accept your lot and
get on with it. There are no sec-
ond chances because there are no
August 27 that the Surgeon Gen- cans and bottles found in his Foote, a twenty-three year old convince his motherto remove him
eral, Dr. David Satcher, recognized day long trek. Occasionally he is alumni of New Paltz College. He from clinics periodically but even-
that minorities suffer from a "dis- greeted by an employee from some has helped counsel a twenty-five tually returns to abusing prescrip-
proportionate burden of mental ill- fast food stores with a small bag year old victim of a brutal rape and tion drugs and finds himself in the
ness" because they often have less full of bottles and cans. This is his assault. He is currently in charge care of social workers such as
access to quality services. Short social service program at work. He of overseeing more than twenty Chuck. This man has been given
of being an overwhelming racist did not choose this life, he was clients; some clients need simple chance after chance to tum his life
conspiracy, this is a shining ex- born into it. And not many people or straightforward help like a ride around but he cannot. Fortunately,
ample of classism that ignores a care enough to help, so he will die to the social security office while there is enough available money
significant amount of people. At without having a proper last meal, others need to find places to live. in his small microcosm of the sys-
the very least, it is an example of without a proper funeral. Some-
There are people who need help tern to keep him alive. You may
sloppy management. This gener- one else will surely replace him and they are not getting it. It's not think it's unfair that your tax dol-
alization translates into a very dis- anyway. This is considered one of just one or two of them, there are lars are spent on someone like him,
mal reality that allows the lucky the "better areas" of the city, I'm towns and cities and countries of but that's life, accept your lot and
few to seek help while the rest told.
people who will die within the next get on with it. Ever get the feeling
slowly decay before our eyes. At
An hour and forty-minute train two years because they did not eat you've been cheated?
least we can rest assured that we rideaway,inSuffolkCounty,things enough. But there's more where
can appropriate millions of dollars are different. Suburbs are a won- they came, from and the younger
on attempts to bring the Olympics derful place if you're raising a fam- generations will work for lower
to the US. I digress.
ily, or if you're crazy. Unlike the wages for Nike anyway. How
Beneath three or four layers of city, there is a lot of money in the much will we be able to save on
scavenged clothes coated in dirt, suburbs, with fewer people to the best cross-training sneaker of
sweat, and God only knows what spend it on; which translates into 2005? I digress again.
else, a thirty-four-year-old home- better available aid through social
A former drug addict injured dur-
less man walks from garbage can services.
ing a police raid is still addicted to
to garbage can on 33rd Street and
Medicaid and Medicare patients painkillers while he bounces be-
Chris Knudtsen is running
for re-election for Student
Government Resident Sena-
tor. He is running unopposed
... Y'all best recognize.
Don't condemn the condom
The Circle would like to send
our best wishes to all those
affected by the tragedy on
September 11. Our deepest
sympathies and heartfelt
condolences to victims, their
families, and all those
touched by this devastating
Staff Writer
You and your friends are going
out for the night. You go to a local
bar and have a few drinks. Then it
happens, you spot him/her from
across the room and just like that
you fall in love (or at least some-
thing that slightly resembles it). So
you go over to this person and in-
troduce yourself and the next thing
you know you're back in your
dorm room "getting to know" each
Things start getting hot and
heavy when you realize you don't
have a condom. There could be
plenty of reasons why you didn't
have one. Perhaps your roommate
took the last one, or you didn't
have a car so you couldn't get over
to the drug store. Or maybe you
didn't think you would be bring-
ing anyone home so you didn't
prepare. Maybe you were embar-
rassed to buy one from the phar-
macy where your best friend's dad
works, or maybe you just didn't
realize the dangers of having un-
protected sex.
But, hey, no big deal, right? You
can just go down to the vending
machine in the bathroom and pick
one up, or you can pick one up from
the health office, or maybe from the
RA down the hall.
But wait, not here at Marist Col-
lege. Marist doesn't offer any way
to get condoms to students. They
don't have them in the bathrooms,
or sell them in the book store, or
even have condoms in the health
office, or allow for the RA's to pro-
vide them if needed.
Is Marist trying support Catholic
ideals of no pre-marital sex? Do the
powers that be think if they ignore
the problem it will go away? Does
Marist think that the principles of
a seven-hundred-year-old theolo-
gian still hold true? Maybe St. Tho-
mas Aquinas never realized that
over 16,000 people will die of AIDS
every year. Perhaps another pos-
sible reason for their apprehension
for the distribution of condoms is
the myth that giving out condoms
to kids is going to make it more
likely they will have sex. That is
about as logical as saying, giving
knives to kids will make it more
likely that they will kill people.
Condoms are 95 percent effective
in the prevention of STD's and
pregnancy when used correctly. So
why wouldn't they be provided,
especially when a recent article by
the Candies Foundation said that
four out of ten girls will experience
at least one pregnancy before
reaching age 20?
In an ideal situation, a guy and a
girl meet. They like each other, they
date for a while, and they fall in
love. He proposes, she accepts and
they get married. Then on their
wedding night they both decide it
is now acceptable to have sexual
relations. He knows her past, she
knows his, and there is no need to
However, we don't live in an ideal
situation. We live in the real world.
According to the Center for Dis-
ease Control, women and men be-
tween the ages of 20-24 have the
highest rate of gonorrhea and
chlamydia and the rate has been
rising steadily since 1995.
Marist acknowledges other seri-
ous problems such as drinking and
drugs on campus. They even have
support groups for students in
these situations such as the Marist
Dry Foxes that helps people deal
with their problems of substance
abuse. This club is for students to
deal with a problem that occurs on
every campus. However, they will
not acknowledge that people do
have sex and do spread diseases
that could be fatal. They don't pro-
vide a solution for these students
who could be in this situation.
Why is it okay to identify and try
to help people with one serious
and possibly fatal problem but not
okay to do the same for another?
This school should be more pro-
active than just having pamphlets
in the health office. A pamphlet
won't save you in an intimate situ-
It is not Marist's responsibility to
make sure everything everyone
does is the right thing. However, if
this school can provide students
with something that can save lives,
why wouldn't it?
Making sense of Derrick
Assitant Professor of
Political Science
I am writing in response to Der-
rick Jones's opinion piece in the
last issue of The Circle. Before I
do, though, let me make a few
things clear. Derrick is a Political
Science major with an International
Concentration. He has taken sev-
eral of my classes, including Inter-
national Politics where we spent
some time discussing and writing
about guidelines for U.S. interven-
tion abroad. He has also taken
other foreign policy classes.
None of this background informa-
tion is given to embarrass Derrick.
Indeed, I think he should pat him-
self on the back for getting an edu-
cation in international affairs. It is
an education that is especially im-
portant in times like this. It is an
education that I hope he will put to
use in his columns, helping stu-
dents to understand some of the
difficult decisions that confront all
Unfortunately, none of this edu-
cation seems to be apparent in his
most recent editorial which is in-
fused with a patriotic and seem-
ingly indiscriminate fury. To quote
Derrick, "It should be the job of
the Federal government to totally
annihilate those terrorists and any
others responsible for the at-
tacks ... " How should we go about
annihilating them and who, I won-
der, would he include among those
"others responsible for the at-
Having friends who were in the
World Trade Center at the time of
the attac-k, I can understand
Derrick's anger. Or maybe it isn't
anger. Maybe it is his intention to
provoke his readers to respond (in
which case he has succeeded!).
But anger and provocation have
no place when we are talking about
making important foreign policy
decisions that may lead us into
war. Too much power is ready to
be deployed, and too many lives
are at stake, for emotions to drive
our discussions and decisions.
In place of anger, we need a clear-
eyed realism, something I'm sure
that Derrick can appreciate. I am
reminded of the Cuban Missile Cri-
sis in 1962 when John
had to decide in a matter of days
on a course of action that would
force the removal of Soviet nuclear
missiles from Cuba. JFK and his
advisors on his Executive Commit-
tee took a number of precautions
to make their decision in as ratio-
nal a manner as possible. Even so,
fear, ego and miscalculations did
enter in at several points, almost
disrupting the planned course of
action and bringing both sides very
close to an escalation of the con-
flict that may very well have led to
nuclear war.
My analogy between the Cuban
Missile Crisis and the recent
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The. views presented are not necessarily those of The Circle
The human condition: is love a verb?
Opinion Editor
terms of collegiate norms and val-
The Marist social scene is filled
with an array of monogamous rela-
tionships and casual arrange-
ments. Sifting through the casual
arrangements causes the seeker of
love to act on his or her emotions,
to take risks and to live the mo-
duced to meaninglessness, and
when one's soul is broken the
sense that love is a verb is no
longer actualized but lays dormant
in potentialities. While some may
argue the notion of a soul mate,
the eagerness to love and to be
loved dominates the buman con-
dition. In sum, the expression of
true lOve is tied to one's under-
standing of personhood; therefore
we must treat each other with re-
spect and dignity - not as objects,
but as human beings.
By now many ofMarist's student
.employees have picked up their
checks from Payroll and either
cashed them or deposited them
into their bank accounts. At a
glance the.check stub notes hours
of service, taxes and deductions
and net pay. Everything else is
unimportant to the naked eye.
However, a sophist may regularly
find his or her way to the aphorism
of the week.
More often than not Payroll em-
ployees will collectively chose the
aphorism from a variety of sources
including magazine articles, calen-
dars and famous quotations. While
these little sayings or principles are
"easily understood" they have
become a staple of the
check stub. Yet,
upon· personal interest, one
check's aphorism "Love Is A
ment. Love is a verb in as much as
it causes one to act on his emo-
tions and principle values of good
heartedness and commitment.
Love is a verb in that it causes one
to shift from potentiality to some
kind of kinesthetic reality. After
all, how can one experience love if
they lay dormant or decide that dat-
ing is simply not for them? Dating
is scary! Dating, no matter how in-
volved or emotional it may be, still
causes the mind to play tricks -
questioning the motives and
acuteness of the significant other ·
is commonplace in the many stages
and faces of love.
learns more about themselves as a
human being with a soul. Mike W.
Martin in Everyday Morality says,
"We draw the distinction" of love
"in different ways, however, re-
flecting differences in the values
we hold. True love is a value-
loaded expression ... " Then why do
people continue to form casual ar-
rangements? Clearly there are two
distinctions that define love in, for
our purposes, a collegiate atmo-
sphere 1) sex without love and 2)
sex with love. While there may be
limited harm in sex without love, I
believe that idea to be a falsehogd
or superficially accepted as a norm.
Unfortunately, the casual arrange-
ment draws on the hope of two
people masking their emotional at-
tachment with the moral irnperati ve
of displacing love as an end result
who have attempted to remove this
basic human need from their social
life. While love may be a verb, it is
also an emotion that causes pain,
regret and despair when the idea
of love is masked by the wanton
act of desire and lust. Love is a
verb expressed through commit-
ment. Martin adds, "Commitment
is crucial in order to create the trust
and security needed to sustain the
vulnerability. Yet, the commitment
is not entirely selfless; instead it is
based on a mixture of caring and
The next time you consider the
casual arrangement do so know-
ing that the human condition is not
ruled only by the principle of con-
sensus. For two people to share in
an intimate occasion there must be
some ulterior motive. Unless we
are unprincipled and unethical be-
ings the causal arrangement has,
in its root form, the objective to love
someone and to have someone
love you. The human soul is filled
.with vacuity when its acts are re-
Sense ...
From 6
Verb ... " caused this romantic to
Love then is a verb in as much as
question love and relationships in an individual, through experiences,
Letters to
I have been appalled by the re-
cent lack of respect for the military
which I have observed here at
Marist in recent days. I find it trou-
bling that we have not r_eached out
to pray for and help the citizens
serving our country. I was ex-
tremely offended by a comment
made at a prayer service that
stated, "let us pray for our leaders
that they choose not to retaliate
and cause further violence upon
us." The reason that we are going
to war with these terrorists is to
put an end to violence. This was
an unprovoked atif:ack on the heart
of America.
I wish to remind everyone that
soldiers do not enjoy or want war,
they are just as scared, if not more
so than everyone else because
they are the ones looking the en-
emy in the face.
we, the US, de-
cide not to take action against the
person or persons responsible for
these horrendous acts then we are
letting them win. We will be send-
ing a signal that it is okay to terror-
ize the United States. The fate of
the country is with our leaders that
WE have elected. We need to ap-
preciate, respect and honor those
serving our country. The men and
women in our military do not dif-
ferentiate between those they pro-
tect, they voluntarily choose to
protect the freedom of even those
that curse them.
I believe disrespecting those in
uniform is a disgrace. But it is a
testament to our country that even
while there are those among us who
do not appreciate our military, ev-
eryday there are men and women
who risk their lives to protect the
freedom of speech by which they
are slandered.
Kayla Ferguson
Dear Jackie, Chris, and all the edi-
tors of The Circle,
I want to congratulate you on the
latest issue.
was by far the best
issue I have seen in my three
years at Marist. This is even more
of an accomplishment because
your task this time around was
a very daunting one. This tragedy
is something that hit everyone, and
we counted on the media to keep
us up to date and let us know what
was going on. But you had to do
that a week later and still be cur-
of the consensual act.
As a member of this college com-
munity, I know many who have
shared in the aforementioned dis-
tinctions of love, and have ulti-
mately counseled many friends
the E ditor
rent. You managed that very suc-
cessfully as you put the tragedy
on our level so we could under-
stand. For example, the photos
taken by Marist graduate Adam
Kowalski and Jackie'.s account of
her trip to the city that will never
be the same again. There are many
ways the people at Marist have
been affected by this tragedy and
you did an amazing job at express-
ing as many of those as you could
given your resources. When I look
at this issue I am proud to say that
I go to Marist and that I have
worked with this staff in the past. I
can only hope that the rest of the
Marist community feels the same
way I do, and if they have some-
thing to say, then they will use The
Circle as an outlet to express their
views. The Circle is "the student
newspaper of Marist College," but
that statement can only be a real-
ity when the students
communicate their views and ideas
to the staff.
Lisa Burke, former .editor of The
terrorist attack is not perfect. Un-
like the missile crisis, the Septem-
ber 11 attack killed thousands of
civilians, both American and for-
is an event that must touch
off strong emotions: Fear, terror,
anger. But like the missile crisis,
the stakes in this case are very high
indeed. We may not be talking
about a nuclear war, but a war
against Islam is very scary indeed,
and we must remember that two
countries in that region - Pakistan
and India - now have nuclear weap-
ons. The stakes alone require that
we put aside our emotions and be
as rational as is humanly possible
when discussing the U.S. response.
We need to define our objectives
clearly, explore various options for
achieving those objectives, and
consider carefully the conse-
quences of those options. This will
take time and patience, but we owe
this much to the thousands of
Americans who stand ready to
sacrifice their lives for our coun-
Political cartoon courtesy of

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Now you can all see why they call 01e the king of e010
A&E Editor
Disclaimer: It has been brought
to my attention that I write articles
about nothing. As the A&E Editor
it is my weekly duty to write an
editorial. I use mine to attempt to
entertain my peers. If you've dug
my prior articles, bonus, you're a
decent human being. If you
haven't, follow me in my New York
hardcore dance and 1-2-3 GO! (read
something else.)
Last weekend I made a two hun-
dred-mile trek to convene with my
brothers and sisters in the fine city
of Boston. Ok, perhaps it was more
a visit to see my girlfriend than
anything else, but regardless it was
a fine journey nonetheless.
The drive took about five hours -
either or I predicted,
though that was probably due to
my inability to read signs. Between
hours three and four I found my-
self in Amherst, far from the presti-
gious buildings of Boston Univer-
sity. Thanks to the good nature of
a Mass Pike toll booth clerk I made
it to Riverside station and hopped
the T (read: subway for you New
Yorkers) into Boston. I'd place my
arrival time between 9:00 PM and
As I exited the station at Kenmore
to be a
01ere throw in the dirt
Keanu Reeves coaches an inner citty little league team in
Staff Writer
Hardball isn't a kinky porno flick,
a sequel to the greatest movie ever
(Spaceballs) or even a mix of the
two. Instead it is a lame movie
about Keanu Reeves coaching a
little league baseball team in a low-
income housing neighborhood.
Conner O'neil (Keanu Reeves) is
a compulsive gambler who makes
his living by scalping sports tick-
ets. This brainless idiot loses
$11,000 that he doesn't have, bet-
ting on the Bulls through a couple
of bookies who are on the verge of
sending out their hired thugs to
break his thumbs if he doesn't pay
He agrees to coach an inner-city
baseball team, as a favor to his in-
vestor friend, for $500 a week. The
first couple of practices go horri-
bly, as O'neill doesn't care about
anything but the money. The kids
only bicker and fight amongst
themselves, and it appears that
none of them have ever put on a
baseball glove in their lives.
At one point in the movie, O'neill
keeps the kids out after dark, and
one of them has to reluctantly walk
home by himself. On the way home,
the kid gets mugged, loses his
backpack and gets sent to the hos-
pital with minor injuries. After this
point, O'neill's heart grows three
sizes bigger, starts caring for these
kids and provides them with safety
by walking them home every night.
After he starts caring for them, the
kids instantly fall in love with the
emotionless person Reeves al-
ways plays, and they become the
greatest baseball team in the
league, even though O'neill never
seems to do any coaching what-
The film is plagued with as many
cliches as the filmmakers could
cram into this pathetic excuse for
a movie. It's also so predictable
that you can fall asleep for large
amounts of time, and when you
wake up, you'll still know exactly
what happened, and exactly what's
going to happen. And this is the
only reason for going to see this
flick ... if you're in dire need of a
two-hour nap.
"I'm sorry,
but our

• •
Square I came upon a group of
people gathered in a circle, one of
who was obviously a BU student.
He had a sign with a printout of an
American flag on it under his arm,
a propaganda device obviously
created in his dorm room with the
help of Hewlett-Packard and They all strained to lis-
ten to a small radio. Some of the
folks were businessmen, some col-
lege students, even a homeless man
joined the ranks. I stopped for a
moment and heard President
Dubya's address to the nation
coming from the poor excuse for
audio equipment. I listened for a
moment, and heard terms like war,
justice, and Office of Homeland
Security. Then I just walked away.
No matter how hard I've tried
over the past two weeks, I have
not been able to put the absolute
sense of "what-in-the-hell-was-
that" out of my mind. Even more
troublesome have been the feel-
ings of paranoia, restlessness, and
overall concern that I am going to
lose someone dear to me before all
of this is over.
And then it was all swept away. I
saw her walking towards me with a
beaming smile. She was still a
block away and yet I was capti-
vated. I had finally made it back to
Over the next two days, things in
Boston would become a bit un-
nerving. There were rumors ofter-
rorist attempts to poison the water
supply as well as several unsub-
stantiated bomb threats. The city
was on alert, and police cars were
parked along the Pike near the Pru-
dential building. It was all enough
to make a normal man nervous and
an overly paranoid individual like
myself frightened. As a native New
Yorker, looking out her window and
seeing Fenway Park and the "Red
Sucks" playing ball didn't help
much either. But again, there was
one thing that took it all away: her
My weekend was incredible. So
many things I have worried about
for countless hours were forgot-
ten, so few little things were taken
for granted. So many smiles were
shared and so few negative feel-
ings were conjured up. Bliss was
an understatement.
During my tenure as an editor for
The Circle I have attempted to ad-
vise you in your choices of music,
movies, television, lifystyles and
recreational activities. If there is
one piece of advice I can honestly
give right now it is this: If you have
never been in love, go out and fall
in it now. There is nothing greater
than reciprocated love. And to my
favorite person, my love and my
butterfly, thank you for everything.
You mean more than me than words
could surmise.
To all three of my loyal readers,
fear not. While Jimbo Maritato,
A&E Editor may be out, Jimbo
Maritato Staff Writer shall return.
Ed said
''Carrey''s us to happy times
Managing Editor
It's been two weeks since
America was attacked by cowardly
terrorists, and the shock and mul-
titude of other emotions that
Americans feel have not gone
away. There's nothing we can do
to make things go back to normal,
and there's no going back in time.
But there is one thing that can help
get our minds off this national trag-
edy even if it is only for a short
while: laughter. So, in the first in-
stallment of my new column, Ed
Said, I
review some movies from
one of the greatest comedic actors
of our time: Jirn Carrey.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
87 min.)****
Jim Carrey jumped onto the movie
scene from almost out of nowhere.
He had a prominent role on Fox's
In Living Color,
but no one could
have foreseen the amazing success
he would have in his future ven-
tures at the box office. This jump
to superstardom all started with his
first major movie release,
Ventura: Pet Detective
in 1994.
As with many Jim Carrey films, Ace
Ventura had an outlandish plot that
couldn't help but lend itself to zany
hijinx and uncontrollable laughter.
Carrey plays the title role and is
called upon to find the missing
Miami Dolphins football team mas-
cot, Snowflake, a full-sized dolphin.
He doesn't have much time, as the
Superbowl is only a week away, and
the team needs their mascot for the
big game. Looked down upon and
seen as a joke, he receives no help
from the Miami police, especially
Lieutenant Einhorn. This conflict
leads to many humorous situations
that take twists and turns into
places you never would have ex-
pected and makes you want to
cringe every time you may happen
to hear Boy George's
The Crying
Also making her first major splash
on the silver screen is current
star, Courtney Cox. Cox
plays a public relations worker for
the Miami Dolphins as well as
Carrey's love interest. In fact, in a
riotous scene, they culminate their
relationship to a stirring rendition
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
as the
plethora of animals that live with
Ace watch on and cheer.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
have a rather far-fetched and un-
believable plot, but it is not a movie
that is supposed to be laced with
realism. The film's main purpose is
to make the audience laugh, and
that mission is undeniably accom-
plished. If it weren't for Carrey
outdoing himself in future films,
this movie easily could have scored
the full five stars, but it will have to
settle for a still impressive four.
This film is one of the main rea-
sons the Farrelly brothers have
become so popular at the box of-
fice. This film goes back to the
same style as Ace Ventura and has
another bizarre plot that is just plain
stupid, yet highly entertaining.
Carrey plays an idiot limousine
driver named Lloyd Christmas who
lives with his best friend Harry
Dunne, a dog groomer played by
Jeff Daniels. These two morons
are a match made in heaven and
play off each other perfectly. This
movie relies primarily on sight
gags, ·but somehow this strategy
doesn't work against it.
There are so many memorable
scenes in this film, but perhaps the
funniest is when Lloyd and Harry
get pulled over by a cop. He sees
that there are beer bottles in the
car and decides to take one of the
bottles to enjoy a sip of the frosty
brew. What he doesn't know is
that the bottles are emptied of its
alcoholic contents and have been
refilled when Lloyd had to relieve
himself without pulling over. Our
two dumb friends escape without
a ticket when the cop makes an
amazingly contorted face after re-
alizing the beer really wasn't beer
and feels the need to suddenly re-
Scenes like this are a dime a
dozen in this movie, which is why
it is one of the funniest movies I
have ever seen. Lauren Holly also
costars in this film as Mary, the
love interest of both Lloyd and
Harry. Whenever a woman comes
between two men it can get ugly,
and this is no exception. Warfare
involving lies, deceit and laxatives
ensue as Harry finds himself be-
coming good friends with Mary's
toilet while Lloyd spends all day
waiting at the bar. Trying to cover
up his lie about where to meet
Mary, Harry explains that she prob-
ably meant ten o'clock at night, not
in the morning. Lloyd responds
with, "I just though that she was a
raging alcoholic."
This movie is almost flawless, but
since there is really no major sub-
stance to the plot, I can't give it
the full five stars, so
Dumb and
stands at four and a half
stars edging out
Ace Ventura.
The Cable Guy
(1996, 96 min.)
Unlike many others, I feel
Cable Guy
is Jim Carrey's funniest
movie, hands down. Not only is it
hilariously funny, but it has a plot
with substance and a dark theme.
Directed by Ben Stiller, this film
clicks on all cylinders, provides
many laughs and even makes the
audience think. Then ,again, Ben
Stiller is a comedic genius himself
as well, so this should be of no
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Cable Guy:
Carrey's underappreciated comedy with a dark twist
Carrey plays Chip Douglass, a
cable installer who tries to befriend
a new customer of his named
Steven (played by Matthew
Broderick). Chip becomes a
pseudo-stalker and seems to know
Steven's every move, including
where he plays basketball. In a hi-
larious scene he shows up at the
same gym that Steven and his
friends are playing some
"roundball" as Chip describes it.
Chip ends up subbing for an in-
jured player, but refuses to join the
game unless he's on Steven's team.
Hilarity ensues as the game comes
to an abrupt halt when Chip uses
Steven's friend Rick's back for a
boost and slam dunks the ball,
breaking the backboard in the pro-
cess as glass flies everywhere.
Chip lands with a thud and says,
"I love this game."
AnotP,er hilarious scene takes
called Me-
dieval 'fillies. Since Chip gives all
of the knights free cable, he is able
to finagle a duel between himself
and Steven. Chip takes this con-
test rather seriously though, and
goes after Steven with all he's got,
going as far as tearing his knight's
garb with a battle-axe. Steven ulti-
mately wins the contest as both
combatants fly towards each other
on horses with jousting sticks in
hand. Chip is knocked off his horse
as Steven is the ultimate Medieval
Times champion.
The Cable Guy
starring Jim Carrey (right) and Matthew Broderick (left) comes in at the top of Ed's list of Jim Carrey film picks.
The funniest scene in the movie,
though, is when Chip throws a
karaoke jam in Steven's living
room. Not only does he give a
hysterical rendition of Jefferson
then transforms into a diabolical
menace set on ruining the life of
Steven until he realizes that he
made a mistake and wants to be
friends again. The movie ends in
an emotional climax that drives
Airplane's Somebody to Love ?ut
This is the perfect movie.
is a
he also sets up an unknowmg hilarious comedy laced with dark
a prostitute.
undertones, and a plot that not
fmally has had eno~gh only has great substance to it, but
can t take the overb.eanng it also sends out a message about
Chip an~ long~r and tells him th~t society and how we're too depen-
they can t be frie_nds anymore.
dent on television. Carrey is a
says that he understands, but m mastermind and this film gets the
all actuality is on a new mission to full five star~.
home a strong message about
today's society, but you'll have to
watch to find out what that is.
show Steven that he just made the Honorable Mention:
biggest mistake of his life. Chip
The Mask (1994, 101
Carrey' s second smash hit of 1994
is more of a classic good versus
evil story with a feel-good ending.
The mild-mannered and often
taken-advantage of Stanley Ipkiss
is transformed into his wild, care-
free romantic inner self which ap-
parently comes complete with a
green face when he finds an an-
tique mask one day. Carrey is also
joined by his dog Milo who steals
the show in some scenes. Great
special effects and Carrey's amaz-
ing ability to contort his body are
teamed up with an average plot to
make for a slightly above average
Improv music unites freshmen
Staff Writer
As many as twenty people gather
'together in front of the freshman
dorm buildings on a daily basis to
simply enjoy music.
is always
possible to see them sitting in front
of Leo and Sheahan Hall playing
their guitars.
Everyone sings along with what-
ever song that happens to be
might be "Stairway to
Heaven" by Led Zeppelin or it
might be "Smells like Teen Spirit"
by Nirvana. Whatever it is always
seems to get approved by the other
guitarists and singers. "Wonder
Wall" by Oasis seemed to be the
early favorite as it was played at
least three times a day for about
the first two weeks of this semes-
ter. But just like any other song it
slowly began to get over played
and will not even be considered
unless it was a "good night on the
town". Sometimes it is possible to
catch an acoustic rendition of "Ice
Ice, Baby". This always seems to
get the group awake and alive be-
cause it is one of the funniest mo-
ments of the entire jam session.
Mike Zareno, one of the many
people to sing along at the get-
togethers, said, "I like when Chris
does his version because he does
it like no other."
The person he is referring to is
Chris Lennon, a bass player that is
not afraid to let go and have fun
and he doesn't stop at Vanilla Ice.
Chris will sing any song that he
knows the words to.
The original songs are always the
most fun to listen to.
is one thing
to be able to play someone else's
song and sing the words to it, but
it is another to be able to make a
song up on your own. Justin
Salamone can make a song about
anything and everything. His list
ranges from songs about the se-
curity guard tc songs about a stray
bicycle leaned up against the wall.
The most talked about song writ-
ten by him is "Dreaming", a me-
lodic song about a man's urge to
spend the night with one amazing
"I played it for three of the kids
on the second floor, and they all
said they were ready to cry, one
kid even hugged me," said Justin
about his song's ability to touch
This group of freshman students
really enjoy making music. "We
chill and make music. It is a lot of
fun," said Chris Woodstock. That
is what music is supposed to be .
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
(1995, 94min.)
Ace is back, but unfortunately he's
not better than ever. This above
average comedy does provide
many isolated laughs, like when
Ace is trapped inside of a mechani-
cal rhinoceros with the only way
out being a small opening in the
machine's rear, but as a whole this
movie falls short of its predeces-
sor. It's still worth watching,
Me, Myself, and Irene (2000, 116
After his wife leaves him for a
midget, Charley (played by Carrey)
snaps one day and is left with a
split personality. While Charley is
a mild mannered state trooper, his
alter ego, Hank, is rude, crude and
obnoxious (similar to The Mask).
The personalities seem to switch
at the most inopportune times and
provide for some funny scenes.
you're a fan of crude humor and
senseless plots that leave you in
stitches, then this film is for you.
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weeks ago.
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September 27, 2001
Page 11
Win or lose, it's always exciting with the Mets
The New York Mets are one con-
sistent ball club; that is for sure.
No, they are not consistently
winning or consistently losing, as
the term consistency would seem
to indicate. With the Mets, con-
sistency comes in the form of some-
thing else, something that, with all
due respect to the Yankees, world
champions four times over in the
last five years, makes them quite
simply the most intriguing and en-
joyable team in baseball to watch.
Consistency, for the Mets, comes
in the form of towering emotional
highs and heart breaking lows.
Consistency, for the Mets, comes
in the form of excitement.
That is not meant as a shot in the
direction of the Yankees, as un-
many of their fans will
Over the last six sea-
sons, the Yankees have been an
unstoppable force, rolling over any
and every opponent that tries to
get in its way, including the Mets.
They have been, beyond any
doubt, baseball's best team. But
not its most exciting; not even
Since the day the Bobby Valen-
tine took over as manager, and es-
pecially since the day Mike Piazza
first put on a Mets uniform, the
team from Flushing has taken their
fans on an up and down roller
coaster ride of emotion filled with
just as many, if not more, lows than
High, low, or all the ground in
between, it has been thoroughly
exhilarating baseball.
Just in case fans all around base-
ball had forgotten what an exciting
bunch this Mets team is amidst the
struggles of the 01' season, they
decided to takes us for a ride on
the roller coaster of emotion once
They stormed back from a
double-digit deficit to pull within
seven and one half games of first
place when tragedy struck on Sep-
tember 11. When play resumed,
so did the Mets run, beginning with
an emotional three-game sweep of
Wo01en's soccer wins
first ga01e this season
Staff Writer
The Marist College women's soc-
cer team notched its first win of the
season, returning home to defeat
MAAC opponent St. Peter's, 6-0
Leonidoff Field.
The Red Foxes broke through in
the 22nd minute courtesy of
· sophomore Tara Savidge. Off a
penalty kick, Savidge was able to
gather the loose ball and boot it
past Peahen goaltender Sarah
Cronin (14 saves) from ten feet out
as the Lady Red Foxes took a lead
they would never relinquish. For
Savidge, her goal, and the assist
she later gathered in the second
half, gives her a team leading four
points on the season.
Marist ( 1-4, 1-0) continued its
good fortune at home and also
gained their first MAAC win of the
season, as six different Red Foxes
reached the back of the net.
For Marist coach Meghan
McGonagle, the balanced scoring
attack was the key to the game.
"This is a huge confidence
builder for us," she said. "Of the
six goals, three were from fresh-
men, two from sophomores, and
one from a junior. Six people, six
goals, gives us a great team feel-
ing. Today's effort was a great team
The Lady Red Foxes are a very
young squad (only four seniors),
as six of their goals came from un-
derclassmen. Sophomores Savidge
and Maria Reoch both scored a
goal and assisted on another.
Reoch also said that this game
will do a lot for her team's confi-
"I am really happy because
today's game showed us well," she
said. "We have lots of confidence
now that we can put the ball in net.
It's a great feeling."
Later in the first half, Marist
turned to their young freshmen, as
Courtney Moore and Laura Clark
combined to put the game away for
Marist. Just twenty seconds after
Moore scored on an assist from
Molly Hanely, Marist struck again,
as Clark connected from close
range to give Marist a command-
ing 3-0 lead.
McGonagle said that she was
confident her team could "physi-
cally" beat up on St. Peter's, but
also admitted she was unsure of
· where to expect her team's offen-
sive output. In the end, the coach
said she was pleasantly surprised.
"The freshmen really stepped up,
which was an added bonus," she
said. "They're go-getters, and re-
ally proved themselves today."
Moore, Clark, and Sarah Smith
were the unlikely freshmen leaders
for Marist, as Smith capped the
scoring with a late goal in front of
the net in the 88th minute, which
gave Marist a 6-0 advantage.
The Peahens' best scoring op-
portunity came in the 35th minute
of the first half, but Marist senior
co-captain Kasey Sibrinz made a
great kick stop to keep the Peahens
off the scoreboard and preserve
the shutout for the Red Foxes.
The Red Foxes visit Brown in
Providence this Friday.
the Pirates in Pittsburgh, pulling
them even closer to first place.
The games in Pittsburgh paled in
emotional comparison to last Fri-
day night at Shea Stadium, where
40,000 plus fans arrived and thou-
sands more watched hoping the
magic of the Mets could take their
minds off the tragedy of lower
In the eighth inning, with his
team trailing the first place Braves
2-1 and in need of a long ball, and
with his city in need of an emo-
tional lift, Mike Piazza delivered.
His homerun, a towering blast over
the centerfield fence that Andruw
Jones could only watch, sent the
crowd into frenzy.
was not just that the Mets took
the lead in an important game. It
was that for a few precious hours,
people once again had that famil-
iar feeling, a feeling that made their
lives seem normal.
was the feel-
ing of excitement generated by the
New York Mets.
If only to show once again that
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Staff Writer
they had not lost their flare for the
dramatic, the Mets did it again on
Sunday. Only this time, Armando
Benitez blew a three-run ninth in-
ning lead and the Mets lost in 11.
Talk about a heart-breaking return
to normalcy.
These recent developments
should not surprise anyone, not
Mets fans anyway. These same
Mets are the guys who lost five in
a row at the end of the '98 season
to miss the playoffs by a single
The same Mets are the guys who
won three games in a row at the
end of the 99' season, and then won
a one-game playoff in Cincinnati
to finally get into the playoffs.
This is the team that beat the
heavily favored Arizona Diamond-
backs in 99 NLDS on the unlikely
swing of Todd Pratt, the same Todd
Pratt who refused to let Robin
Ventura circle the bases after his
game-winning grand slam in game
five of99' NLCS, which the Mets
lost dramatically the next day.
This is the team that overcame
J.T. Snow's disastrous homerun in
game two of the 00' LDS and won
the series over Barry Bonds and
the heavily favored Giants thanks
to a game-winning homerun from a
former replacement player and a
one-hitter from a guy with an
84mph fastball.
This is a team that, plain and
simple, does the unlikely. They
make the hearts of all their fans beat
faster, and sometimes stop beating
all together.
Sunday's loss would seem to
drop the Mets out of playoff con-
tention and put an end to their lat-
est run. Making up four games in
the standings, on two teams, with
less than fifteen games to play,
seems like a daunting, if not impos-
sible task.
But these are the New York Mets,
and with them, nothing is for sure.
Actually, one thing is.
Win or lose, it's going to be ex-
citing to watch.
rvolleyball competes in Colgate Invite
Staff Writer
For the Mari st College women's
:Volleyball team, the Colgate lnvi-
:tational, held this past weekend,
be a successful, yet at
the same time a disappointing, per-
Despite dropping two of three
:matches, the lady Red Foxes scored
their first win of the 2001 campaign
by defeating Wagner three games
toone(30-24, 24-30-30-24, 30-24).
The victory over Wagner College
came in the Red Foxes opening
!match of play at the invitational.
tfhe team posted an impressive
.220 hitting percentage in the vic-
Freshmen Courtney Pusko's .474
percentage and Alina dos Santos'
18 kiUs and 12 digs led the team.
The double-double match was dos
Santos' first of her collegiate ca·
Later thatafternoon, Marist (1-
10) lost a3-l match to Metro At-
lantic Athletic Conference
(MAAC) rival Niagara (30-22, 24-
30, 30-24, 30-24). This time, it was
senior Julie Gosewisch who paced
Marist in the loss. She recorded
impressive 14
kill, 17 dig double-
double. Another freshman, Ryann
Gillen, who in the first match led
the team in assists with 41, added
another 41 assists to go along with
kills. For the weekend, she to-
taled a team high 103 assists.
The tournament continued into
Sunday afternoon ·where Marist
played host-team Colgate. In their
third and final match of the week-
end, the Red Foxes lost a 3-0 (30-
28, 30-22, 30-12) decision. Marist
followed up strong hitting percent-
ages on Saturday with a dismal . 012
in the games against Colgate. De-
spite the shortcoming, Gosewisch
continued her strong performance
from the day before with a
double-double once again.
Gosewisch capped off a great indi-
vidual weekend (46 kills and 35
digs) with a match leading 12 digs,
kills. Her efforts for the en-
tire tournament earned All- Tour-
nament Team honors.
The freshman class of Gillen,
Pusko, and dos Santos continued
to be big impact players for first
year coach Sarah Watters. Gillen,
Pusko and dos Santos all led
Marist in at least one category in
the team's lone win on Saturday.
Marist will take on Siena, next
Wednesday, October 3 in
Men's tennis sweeps Monmouth in season opener
Staff Writer
With the addition of two fresh-
men, the men's tennis team has their
sights set on winning their fourth
Metro Atlantic Athletic Confer-
ence (MAAC) title in as many
The team started its campaign by
defeating the Monmouth Univer-
sity Hawks on September 19.
Marist played strong, winning all
six singles matches and all three
doubles matches.
Sophomore Pat Hofer, Martin
Aldorsson, David Slater, Alex
Ilchenko, Victor Sapeznikov, and
Nick Bass all won their singles
Aldorsson and Slater teamed up
to win their doubles match, Hofer
and Sapeznikov took theirs, and
Bass and Mike Nassif rounded out
the doubles sweep.
Freshman Nassif was happy with
how the team played against
"Monmouth has great one, two,
and three players," he said. "But,
they don't have the depth that we
Marist will compete in the Brown
Invitational on September 28-29
and will face Rider on September
Marist is set to take on some of
the top teams in the nation at the
Nassif is confident that the team
is ready for the challenge awaiting
the team.
"We are ready to go out and
play," he said. "We're ready to
face any challenges.
a matter of time for them to learn."
Herodes was pleased with his
team's efforts, especially coming
off a long stretch of no games. The
team's last three practice sessions
were brilliant and the head coach
said that they were ready for
Oneonta's challenge.
"We have great senior leadership
on this team," said Herodes.
"They did a great job of getting
the team ready after the time off.
The layoff was not a factor."


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Stat of the Week
They Said It
The women's soccer team set a new
school record when it scored six goals
against St. Peter's last Wednesday.
The team also set a school record for
assists with five and 17 total points
September 27, 2001
I was just as scared as they were,
but it's part of my job, I didn't want
to let the team down."
Men's soccer
goalie Carlos DeBrito on making
several spectacular saves to secure a
1-0 victory over Oneonta State
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Football falls to speedy Florida Atlantic
Sports Editor
second quarter, but that would
be all the points Marist would
post on the day. Biggs kicked a
37-yard field goal, followed by
In the first ever meeting with a 40-yarder to cut the lead to 21-
Florida Atlantic University, the 9 at the half.
Marist football team lost to the
In the third quarter, Andy
Owls 31-9 at Pro Player Stadium Rosas kicked a 29-yard field goal
in Florida. The loss dropped the for Florida Atlantic. The Owls
Red Foxes to 0-2 on the year.
closed out the scoring when
Playing for the first time in two backup quarterback Jared Allen
weeks, Marist looked a little connected with Doug Parker for
shaky, allowing Florida Atlan- a 28-yard touchdown. The vic-
tic to score on its first drive, tory was the first home win for
which last only four plays. FloridaAtlanticinitsinaugural
Marist quickly answered, march- season.
ing 54 yards down the field, be-
Despite the lopsided score,
fore junior Brett Biggs capped Marist did have some bright
the drive with a 41-yard field· spots. The team totaled 312 to-
tal yards in total offense, 246 of
The Owls closed out the first which came on the ground. Jun-
quarter with a nine-yard touch- ior Chris Price led the Red Fox
run from Justin Thomas rushers with 86-yards on 14 car-
.._""tffi.?,take a 14-3 lead.
ries, followed by Alfredo
'· · Field position was the main Riullano who totaled 61 yards
factor in allowing Florida Atlan- on 16 carries. Marist had seven
tic to get on the scoreboard and different players carry the ball
helped th_em to take control in in the game.
the game, according to Marist
Although not satisfied with
head coach Jim Parady.
the end result, Parady did take
"We gave them good field some positives from the game.
position all game," said Parady.
"Physically we had a good
"Ourkickoffunitdidnotperform game," he said. "We hit hard
and hit equally with them.
Part of the problem was the Speed was the difference in this
return man h,imself, Anthony game, they are a fast team."
Jackson, a red-shirt freshman.
The tandem of John
Jackson totaled 168 yards in Corneliusen and Kevin Bielen
three returns.
combined to go 5-23 through the
Marist would add two more air for a total of 65 yards. Nei-
field goals from Biggs in the ther quarterback threw an inter-
Marist led the way in terms of
possession, holding the ball for
36 minutes compared to only 23
by Florida Atlantic.
This is the first time ever that
a Marist football team coached
by Jim Parady started the sea-
son 0-2.
The Red Foxes will return to
action on Saturday, September
29 against St. Peter's. The game
will be the first Metro Atlantic
Athletic Conference (MAAC)
game of the season for Marist.
In their last contest, the Pea-
cocks used six turnovers to de-
feat St. Francis of Pennsylvania,
St. Peter's fell to Duquesne in
its only MAAC game this sea-
son, 28-10 .
The Marist offense will have
its hands full with the MAAC's
Preseason Co-Defensive Player
of the Year, Jeran Crawford. The
senior ·has 12.5 tackles, three
sack_s, and a forced fumble on
the year.
Parady said he and his team
are confident going against the
talented Peacocks.
"They are a very good team,"
he said. "They've played three
good games and we need to play .
to win."
Marist defeated St. Peter's in
last year's contest, 14-0. The
game was highlighted by a 96-
y ard touchdown run from
PHOTO CREDIT/ Marlst Athletic Department
Junior Chris Price rushed for 86 of the Red Foxes 246 rushing
yards in Saturday's loss to Florida Atlantic University
M en'
soccer defeats Oneonta for third straight win
Staff Writer
In its first game in two weeks,
the Marist College Men's Soc-
cer team shut out the Oneonta
State Red Dragons 1-0, giving
the team its third consecutive
After a scoreless first half,
Bryan Petitt scored the game's
only goal with a laser shot from
more than 18 yards out.
Petitt's goal was a broken play
heave that inched over the top
of 6neonta's keeper Jack Pot-
ter. The score was just enough
in order to give the Red Foxes
their third consecutive victory
and move their record to 4-1.
Marist head coach Bobby
Herodes was happy with the
way his team played against a
difficult opponent.
"Oneonta is a New York
power," said Herodes. "We
dominated and got the results
we wanted."
Oneonta, a recognized force in
New York State soccer, came
into the contest with a 3-3
record overall record. Last sea-
son the Red Dragons were
ranked second in the state. This
win gave Marist the confidence
they were looking for after the
long layoff, according to the
team's leading scorer, Joe
"We don't fear anybody now,"
said Crespo.
Crespo, a senior with three
goals and two assists on the
season, helped the Red Foxes
come out with a strong first half
attack, but their efforts were all
for naught. Both teams had
several missed opportunities in
the opening half and Oneonta
nearly converted on a shot with
three minutes remaining. How-
ever, Marist goalkeeper Carlos
made two spectacular
saves late in the half to keep the
teams even at the break.
DeBrito made a total of eight
saves and was under constant
pressure by the Red Dragon
assault. The senior's largest
test came early ilfthe second
half when Oneonta had three of
their nine comer kick attempts,
which resulted in. two near goals,
but DeBrito denied each at-
kept the door shut on
The Red Fox keeper, who re-
corded his first shutout of the
season, took the accomplish-
ment in stride.·
"I was just doing my job and
trying to keep us in the game,"
he said. "I didn't want to let the
team down."
The Red Fox defense kept
Oneonta's leading scorer Jme
Amoako under control only al-
lowing him to fire three of thel 4
Red Dragon shots.
The Red Foxes also had some
scintillating play out of fresh-
men midfielders Matt Flaherty
and Patrick Safino. Safino had a
breakaway chance late in the
second half to seal the game for
the Red Foxes, but was stopped
by the Red Dragon defense af-
ter a questionable takedown in
the penalty box.
The Red Foxes had several
scoring opportunities, but hesi-
tated to put the ball on net at
t1mes, something that is not a
surprise, according to Herodes.
takes freshmen some time
to pull the trigger," said
Herodes. "They're coming
See ... SOCCER, 11
PHOTO CREDIT/ Marlst Athletic Department
Marist goalkeepr Carlos DeBrlto made 8 saves to record
his first shutout of the season in Marlst's 1-0 victory over
Oneonta State University