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Part of The Circle: Vol. 54 No. 11 - February 15, 2001


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Volume 54 Issue 11
FEBRUARY 15, 2001
U.S. Circuit Court
Northeast still digging out
nixes Napster
Popular music downloading service
found to violate copyright law
Staff Writer
In a California courtroom, a
major decision was reached
that might change the future
of the music industry.
The Recording Industry As-
sociation of America (RIAA)
won its request to impose an
against MP3 file
Napster Music
Community. The Napster pro-
gram allows its users to trade
MP3 music files, which the
RIAA claims is in direct viola-
tion of copyright Jaws. In a
decision handed down on
Monday, February 9th, the
District US Circuit Court of
Appeals out of San Francisco
sent the case back to a lower
California trial court asking it
to rewrite the original injunc-
tion handed down last sum-
The RIAA, which is made up
ing companies, originally filed
suit in Decemberof 1999, with
the injunction being one of the
requests made in the filing.
Monday's decision was deliv-
ered in anticipation of the
RIAA eventually winning its
suit against Napster.
This decision and the pend-
ing court battle may have ma-
jor implications in the direc-
tion of the emerging field of
music on the Internet.
Carol Pauli, an Assistant
Professor of Communications
at Marist, said the decision
may have shown how the
courts will deal with applying
older copyright laws to new
technologies, such as the
"Cheating Spouses
on Tape 2"
Fri., Feb.16, 9PM, UPN
"Indecent Proposal"
Mon, Feb. 19, 9 PM, USA
"Grammy Awards"
Wed., Feb. 21, 8 PM, CBS
.. .for more, see On TV with
Mike Thompson,pg. 9
Photo courtesy
Napster's founding father, Shawn
Fanning, looking for inspiration
during a recent press conference.
"I think it says this court at least
is not willing to yield to new tech-
nology," Pauli said.
The major part of Napster's ar-
gument in this case is based on a
1984 Supreme Court decision in-
volving Sony and Universal City
Studios. The Court decided not
to hold the manufacturers ofVCR's
responsible for copyright infringe-
ment created when VCR owners re-
corded programs off of television.
Pauli said that the problem with
this defense is a question of the
scale of the infringement. She
added that recording pJograms off
of television never reached as large
a scale as the usage of Napster,
which boasts nearly 50 million us-
Napster will have to abide by the
new injunction once the federal
trial court rewrites it. The new in-
junction will differ slightly from the
original injunction, which was
deemed too broad by the Court of
Appeals decision released Mon-
The original injunction prohib-
ited Napster, Inc., from allowing
users to upload, download, trans-
mit or distribute copyrighted ma-
terials of the artists that belong to
the plaintiff's record labels. The
new injunction will allow Napster
to remain in operation as long as
they can prevent their users from
violating the copyrights of musi-
cal artists.
Napster's legal problems have
left the company looking for new
ways to keep the service alive. Last
October, Napster signed a deal
with one of the corporations in-
volved in the lawsuit, Bertelsmann
Inc., the parent company of the
BMG record label. The deal would
form a subscription-based service
that would work with the record
labels, paying royalties for songs
traded or downloaded.
Junior Dan Pucherelli said that
he believes the court's decision
came too quickly.
"I think they should have given
Staff Writer
All of the classes at Marist
were cancelled on February 5,
due to the ominous forecasts
of impending weather to come.
Ironically, by the time classes
were cancelled, it had not even
started snowing.
The third Nor' easter of the
winter season hit Marist last
Monday with 15 inches of
snow, only two days after the
groundhog predicted six more
weeks of winter.
Poughkeepsie Journal, the
storm also affected surround-
There were snow ac-
cumulations of 18.5 inches
in Dover Plains,
in Red Hook and
inches in
New Paltz. The storm charged
New Hampshire, knocking
down power lines and closing
schools that got in its way.
The snow fell continuously
all day and, at times, fell very
heavily. Campus businesses
such as the student bookstore
and post office were closed. The
Marist gym and dining services,
however, remained open to all
Around Poughkeepsie, the
Metro North Railroad continued
its regular schedule and only
experienced delays of
minutes. The Poughkeepsie Gal-
leria expected a decline in shop-
pers and therefore closetl at
p.m., instead of the official clos-
ing time of 9:30
New York
City experienced a mixture of
rain and snow.
The cafeteria was strangely
quiet Monday night, with less
students venturing out into the
snow and instead ordering in.
Anxious to get home and low-
cafeteria served
plates and
styrofoam cups. The library,
ominously quiet, closed early, at
Even though the snow pro-
vided hazardous driving con-
ditions, students still enjoyed
their day off and the snow later
that evening by gathering in
front of the library to go sled-
ding on various items, includ-
ing inflatable chairs and cafete-
ria trays. Snowboarders also
made their way down the hill.
Freshman Kim Nieckarz was
one of the many students that
welcomed the snow day.
woke up for class
and saw that there wasn't any
snow on the ground,
icked," she said. "But then,
called the [Severe Weather]
Hotline and found out class
my psychol-
ogy test was too!"
Throughout the night, the
sidewalks were plowed, and
classes resumed on Tuesday.
Snowmen and snow angels,
night before,
students as they made their
way to early morning classes.
Senior Evan Atkin pedals past Marist staff working to unbury the walkways in West Cedar earlier in the
week. With the fluctuating temperatures, the snow removal and de-icing took the plow operators days.
Napster more time to explore all
of the legal possibilities," he
said. "I believe Napster is work-
ing towards something revolu-
"Napster is one of the few
companies to bring together
music and the Internet,"
Pucherelli added, "and they
opened the door for many new
Many other MP3 file-sharing
companies have sprung up
since the creation and success
of Napster. No part of
Monday's decision however
was aimed at any of these new
Michael Beard, ajunior, said
that he thinks the number of
such copycat companies will
continue to expand with the ex-
pansion of the Internet. Beard
also said that he expects legal
troubles ahead for these com-
panies as well.
"I think you're going to hear a
Jot more about lawsuits coming
up with Internet music compa-
nies," Beard said.
A date has not yet been set
for the hearing of the RIAA' s
suit against Napster at the Fed-
eral Trial Court level.
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Community ..................... 2
Features ......................... 4
Opinion .......................... 6
A&E .......................... 8
Sports .......................... 10

FEBRUARY15, 2001
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What do you think of
all the new ''reality'' TV shows?
Bill Wheeler
shows the weakness in
human society in the
unbelievable world."
Stephorna Barnes
''They get annoying after
awhile, but
is kind of hot"
Joe Charette
"I think they play off the
negative emotions that
society holds."
Campus Corner
SPC presents a bus trip to
New York City to see "Kiss Me
Kate." The bus will leave Sun-
day, Feb. 25 from the Midrise
Parking Lot at 11 a.m. Tickets
are $25 with a valid Marist ID.
SPC presents the "Second
City" in the Nelly Goletti The-
ater on Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m.
Admission is a $5 general ap-
mission, $2 donation to benefit
the Taylor Avenue Fire Victims.
Belleayre Mountain awaits
eager ski slope enthusiasts.
SPC will present a bus trip to
the mountain Saturday, Feb. 17.
Contact College Activities at
3279 for more information.
The Vassar Repertory Dance
Theater's 19th Annual 1869
Bardavon. Opera House Gala
will be held Saturday, March 3
at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 4
at 4:30 p.m. $6.50 for general ad-
mission, $6 for seniors and stu-
dents. Contact 473-2072 for
more information.
Catch Marist's voice profes-
sor Joanne Fenton starring in
The Gilbert & Sullivan Musical
Theater Company's production
of "The Medium." The dark
play revolves around a woman
that gets pleasure watching
other people's misfortunes, un-
til the tables are turned with
horrifying consequences.
Showing will be at the Center
for Performing Arts at
Rhinebeck February 16 and 17
at 8 p.m. and February 18 at 3
p.m. Phone 845-876-3080 for
more information and tickets.
The Department of English
and the Area of Theatre
present A.R. Gurney's
"Loveletters," a play featuring
Marist's Dr. Don Anderson and
Dr. Rose DeAngelis. Directed
by Professor Matt Andrews, the
event will take place in the
Fontaine's Black Box Thursday
and Friday, Feb. 15 and 16 at 8
p.m. A 3$ donation from stu-
dents and a $5 donation from
faculty and the general public
is encouraged to help support
the Black Box Scholarship
"Camila," a story based on a
true Argentinian couple, will be
played in the Performing Arts
Room SC346 Friday, Feb. 15 and
16 at 7 p.m. The foreign film the
story of an upper class girl who
falls in love with a young priest.
The two run away together to
avoid persecution. The story is
a personal and political state-
ment that could open your eyes.
'Civil Blood Makes Civil
Hands Unclean' - "Romeo and
Juliet" is coming March 1-4.
Music and Marist events will
be performed throughout the
end of February and in to
March, opening with the West
Point Glee Club and Marist
Chamber singers on Saturday,
Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The show
will be held at Cadet Chapel at
West Point.
"Mummenschanz," the Swed-
ish mime troupe, will be tip-toe-
ing in to the Bardavon Theater
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. The
group, founded by a trio of
Swedish performers in 1976, is
opening a 10-show road trip and
is bringing' their magic to 35
Market Street in Poughkeepsie.
Contact the Bardavon at 473-
2072 for more information and/
or tickets.
"Step Afrika" will be stepping
on to the Marist stage with their
American and South African
Soweto Dance Theater fusion
on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in
the Nelly Goletti Theater.
Literary Arts Anime Night
will spawn again February 18.
Check with College Activities
for more information.
The Black Student Union's
Bingo/Spade Game Night is
coming - check College Activi-
ties for time and place.
The Black Student Union is
also sponsoring guest speaker
Gabriel Oyibo on Thursday,
Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Nelly
Goletti Theater.
Imani, the dance/song sensa-
tions will be gracing the Marist
audience with the sonorous
poetical musings Friday, Feb. 23
in the Cabaret. The show is free
with a valid Marist ID. Refresh-
ments will be served at the 9 p.m.
The Second Annual Battle of
the Bands is .coming to the
Cabaret Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9
p.m. Admission is$2 at the door
for the six scheduled bands.
Price of admission also includes
Auditions for MCCTA's
Children's Theatre production
"King Midas and the Touch of
Gold" will be held Thursday,
Feb. 15 from 8 p.m. through mid-
night, and Saturday, Feb. 17 from
5-9 p.m. Contact Chris at 4338
or Jen at 4861 for more informa-
A green, 1993 Chevrolet caught
fire Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 a.m.
in the Fontaine Parking Lot. A
resident student saw the flames
licking the car's underside and
contacted security officers. Two
patrols arrived on the scene just
as a graduate student awoke and
stumbled out of the flaming car,
where he had evidently spent
the night. As Fairview
firefighters made it to the scene,
the fire was extinguished.
While dealing with a lengthy
9:30 a.m. class Monday Feb. 12,
a student's consciousness gave
out and he toppled to the floor
at 10:50 a.m. By the time the
ambulance arrived, the student
returned to his senses and class
had wrapped up for the day. As
he was being taken to St.
Francis, he mentioned he hadn't
eaten in 24 hours, which may
have been a factor.
Director of Safety and Security
Leary said 1,694 tickets were
distributed throughout campus
ing the tickets to cost $25 each,
roughly $42, 350 should have
been collected. Leary said boot-
ing has increased, but has not
significantly curbed illegal park-
ing. He said towing would be
the next step ...
While dropping people off at the
Townhouses on Waterworks
Road on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3
a.m., a student ran up on to the
curb and crashed his car back
down to the pavement. The
curbside collision was loud
enough to alert nearby security
officers to the scene. When the
officers offered the student
help, he ran his mouth - not his
car - and was left to himself to
handle the situation.
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FEBRUARY 15 , 2001
Editorial Assistants
And the nominees
are ...
Los Angeles - On Tuesday,
February 13, nominations
for the 2001 Academy
Awards were announced.
was nominated
for 12 Oscars, including
Best Picture, Best Actor,
and Best Director. Other
contenders for best picture
Chocolat, Erin
The Oscars will be pre-
sented on March 25.
Six dead, 11 injured
in plane crash
Oahu -
are dead
after a
of two
Army Black. Hawk helicop-
ters on Monday evening.
The cause of the crash,
which took place over the
island of Oahu, is still un-
known. Eleven other sol-
diers were injured.
Kournikova fans
beware ..•
New York - Beware, com-
puter users. A new virus
has been popping up in the
few days that has be-
come known as the Anna
Kournikova virus. The vi-
rus initially poses as an at-
· called
AnnaKournikova.jpg. vbs,
and has been included in e-
mails with one of several
similar subject lines. A
Dutch virus writer known as
OnTheFly admitted .to writ-
ing the virus.
Major earthquake
hits Indonesia
San Salvador - A powerful
earthquake struck El Salva-
dor on Tuesday, killing at
least 127 people and injur-
ing more than 1200asitflat-
tened homes, schools and
cilurches. The quake was
measured at 6.6 on the Rich-
ter Scale.
Cellucci nominated
as ambassador to
Boston - President Bush
nominated Governor Paul
Cellucci as Ambassaor to
Canada on Tuesday, clear-
ing the way for Cellucci's
second-in-command, Jane
Swift, to become the state's
first female governor.
Cellucci has stated that he
would accept the ambassa-
dorship if confirmed by the
Sororities show
unity during
Rush Week
Editorial Assistant
A little more than 100 sorority
girls gathered in the halls of the
Student Center last week, full of
laughter and anxiousness. To
every college guy this may seem
like a dream come true. However,
to every young freshmen girl,
it's a very anxious and tense
time. It's that time of the year
where all four of Marist
College's sororities come to-
gether to recruit new potential
For those who are unknowl-
edgeable of the Greek life on
campus, Rush is a week-long
event where the sororities each
decorate their own rooms with
themes ranging from luaus to a
campfire scene and consist of
ice-breaker games and socializ-
All of the Rushees spend a to-
tal of thirty minutes in each
room the first night and then
approximately twenty minutes
the following two days. The
whole idea behind
ingly ridiculous "timed" social
hour is for girls to get a better
understanding of what Greek
life is all about, while also allow-
ing them to decide for them-
selves if they really want to go
through with joining a sorority.
calms fears and eases tension.
There are many reasons that
girls decide to Rush. One of
these is that they wish to en-
large their circle of friends. For
some students that are commut-
ers, it opens them up to a whole
new world on campus. Still for
others, it's a way to socialize
with other groups and essen-
tially become part of a special
bond that they will have for the
rest of their lives. Ultimately, no
matter which sorority a girl
chooses to join, she will be a
unique addition.
Rush is an opportunity not
only for girls to see what sorori-
ties are all about. But they are
also for the girls within each so-
rority to come together and
work as one to present the best
aspects of themselves to oth-
The week is a long and very
tiring one, but in the end, the
benefits are more than reward-
ing. Each sorority will acquire
several new members that they
will one day call "sisters." Rush
is a very strenuous process, but
it's all worth it in the end.
Although in past years the so-
rorities have been known to
have some animosity towards
each other, this year showed
quite the opposite. "Since I'm
in charge of all the Rush infrac-
tions, and I get to see the be-
hind the scenes stuff, I was re-
ally happy to see that there was
a tremendous amount of unity
among all four of the sororities,"
Sorority Council President
Leanne Russell commented. "I
think that each sorority worked
really hard this year and most
importantly they all worked to-
gether. They all deserved the
girls that accepted their bids."
Student Government Association Spotlight
Tim Sorensen
VP for Club Affairs
Hometown: Chittenango, NY
Major; Communications/Journalism
Minor: Music
Marist housing: LWC
Year atMarist: Senior
As the VP for Club Affairs, Tim serves as the liaison between Student Government and all
clubs on campus. Over the past year, Tim has added the Bowling club, Zeta Psi, Sigma Gamma
Rho, Lambda Pi Eta and soon the History Club to the long list of clubs here at Marist. He is
currently working with another group of students to create an International Stud
ents Union.
One of Tim's first big projects was re-formatting the SGA Disciplinary Matrix. The Matrix is a
document used to set guidelines and rules that the clubs must abide by. The new Disciplinary
Matrix is a simplified version of many different matrixes from the past years. When asked to
comment on the Disciplinary Matrix Tim joked, "Its what we like to call user-friendly."
This year Tim has also created a rating system to better determine the club and class of the year
honors and is currently working on a proposal for a new Club Faculty Advisor of the Year award.
Among his other accomplishments during the Tyminski Administration, Tim rewrote the council
by-laws and successfully ran two activities fairs and the leadership conference. When asked if
he had any advice for clubs on campus he responded, "I would like to remind anyone who is
considering running for club office over the next two weeks or so to take it very seriously and
realize that poor leadership can devastate your club and, in some cases, end its existence."
-Amanda Kelly, Director of Public Relations
Fall 2001
March 15
For information and an
Marist Abroad
Library, Suite 334
Tel: (845)
Study and Internship Programs:
and others ...
Group info meetings in February/March.
Call for dates/times.
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FEBRUARY 15, 2001
Love, hearts, and candy: Telltale signs of St Valentine's Day
Where the holiday really comes from, and why we continue to celebrate it today
Features Editor
It's that time of year again -
when love songs are all the rage,
candy is flying off shelves, and
the theme of red hearts is seem-
ingly inescapable. For some,
it's a time of unbearable sappi-
ness, a constant (and unwel-
come) reminder that they are
without a mate. For others, it's
a blissful period, when they can
flaunt their attached-ness and
croon love sonnets to their be-
loved. Yes, folks, Valentine's
Day has returned, with all of its
sickening, lovely, romantic, and
sappy overtones.
But from where does the prac-
tice of celebrating love, joy, and
all that jazz, originate? There
may be as many as three St.
Valentine's, of whom little is
known. All three were believed
to have lived during the Roman
Empire, and all three were
The most detailed story con-
cerning a St. Valentine tells the
story of a Roman priest, who
practiced in the third century.
During this time, Emporer
Claudius II ruled the empire, and
engaged the nation in a series
of wars. Concerned about the
number of soldiers he had at his
disposal, the emporer forbade
them to pursue their studies or
to get married. As the myth
goes, St. Valentine openly de-
fied the emporer's decree, and
married lovers secretly. He was
later jailed and executed.
Another myth concerning St.
Valentine (scholars disagree
whether this St. Valentine and
the previously mentioned one
are the same person) has him
authoring the very first
Valentine's Day letter. While in
jail, he fell in love with a young
girl, who scholars believe to be
the warden's daughter. Before
his death, he wrote her a Jove
note, and signed it, 'From your
The third myth concerning a
St. Valentine paints a picture of
a brave Roman rescuing Chris-
tians from the dark prison cells
of Northern Italy, where they
were brutally beaten and tor-
However, all this information
may leave you wondering why
February 14 was chosen as the
date for the feast of love and
romance. People began cel-
ebrating this date during the
13th and 14th centuries in En-
gland and France, because it
was around this time that birds
would choose their mates and
they would begin to form their
nests. The sight of these natu-
ral expressions of love inspired
writers and poets, and therefore
the time was named after the
famed saint of love, St. Valen-
And so this holiday, which
has evolved to a cultural feast
of romance worldwide, origi-
nated in the course of Roman
However, it's not necessary to
be attached in order to enjoy
this historic holiday. So here's
hoping you picked up a pack of
candy hearts, and enjoyed the
day. After all, how often are we
able to celebrate the gift oflove?
Have an opinion? The Fea-
tures Editor is looking for
feedback on last week-$ 'Focus
Section.) Do you agree that it is
a privilege) and not a
smoke in dorms? Please send
letters to HZAL or LT 211.
"'Century-old Italian painting stirs controversy in Russia
Uncanny resemblance to Putin causes citizenry questions his Russian roots
Features Editor
is a common criticism of the
American electorate that they
vote not on issues, but on the
personalities of the candidates
of the running. Whether Can-
didate X has ever smoked mari-
juana or had an affair is infinitely
more important, in the collective
eyes of the American public,
than whether the candidate is
for or against gun control, the
right to choose, or big govern-
ment. More media attention was
paid towards the development
of George W. Bush's "down-
home" persona and Gore's stiff
eruditeness than their propos-
als on how to save the flailing
Social Security system. America
drew heavy criticism for this
viewpoint, especially during the
Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, and
left other nations scratching
their heads, wondering what
was so earth-shattering and
politically deviant about a poli-
tician having an affair.
though, that the United States
is not so unique when it comes
to picking and supporting their
political leaders.
Something close to a scandal
erupted last week in Russia,
where the stoic and strong
Vladimir Putin, a former KGB
agent, now holds the post of
seems that a paint-
ing was discovered in an Italian
art museum, and that the sub-
ject of the painting, an Italian
merchant, bore striking resem-
blance to Putin himself. The re-
semblance was so shocking
that it caused a stir in the na-
tion, and caused the citizenry to
question his leadership ability.
Why did it cause such unrest?
When running for President of
the Russian Federation, a sig-
nificant portion of Putin's cam-
paign was built on his sirnilari-
ties to Czar Peter, also known as
Peter the Great. Putin played on
their similar facial features, his
birthplace (St. Petersburg), and
their mutual interest in German
studies, from where Putin
claimed his ancestry originated.
The very possibility that Putin
might indeed hail from an Ital-
ian merchant, and not a German
prince, is enough to shake the
electorate's faith in his presi-
dency. Further similarities in the
painting, such as the appear-
ance of the merchant's wife (who
looks like Putin's wife) and the
inclusion of a little black dog
(one of Putin's campaign ploys
to make him seem like the
'everyman' was his little black
poodle, of which he is quite
fond) have stirred the contro-
versy into a fervor, to the point
geneologists are attempting to
uncover Putin's real lineage.
All too often in today's world,
it seems like our leaders are re-
lying more and more on reputa-
tion than skill, and the citizenry
is depending on superficial de-
terminants to decide who will
lead their country into the next
Bowling teams up with SGA to fundraise for a good cause
Team members are happy to join student group in aiding Red Cross efforts
Staff Writer
The Bowling Club and the
Student Government Associa-
tion are asking Marist students
to put on their bowling shoes
for the American Red Cross. On
Saturday, Feb. 24, the Student
Government Association and
the Marist College Bowling
Club are joining forces to put
on the Bowl-A-Thon for anyone
who wants to lace up their
white-soled shoes and contrib-
ute to a good cause.
"The purpose of this event is
the raise money for the Red
Cross," said Bowling Club Presi-
dent Alex Gamma. "And every-
one who participates gets to
have a good time bowling on a
Saturday afternoon."
So if your bowling arm is itch-
ing to take out some pins, you
can register to participate at the
SGA office, or at the Bowling
Club's official web site at http:/
Students will compete in teams
of five, and each team will be
vying for the opportunity to
bowl as the Marist Team in an
intercollegiate competition in
addition, $500.00 of the
earnings will be used to pay for
the registration fee of that team.
The price for entering the
Bowl-A-Thon is $8.00 per per-
son, $40.00 for each team of five,
and $60.00 for each club that
wishes to enter a team in the
competition. All of the fees col-
lected will be divided up be-
tween the bowling costs, the
registration fee for the winning
team going on to the intercolle-
giate competition, and the
American Red Cross, which will
use its donations at their dis-
More information on the Bowl-
A-Thon event is available on
the Bowling Club
web site. You can
also access the web
site for information
on other Bowling
Club events, scores,
and registration
forms for the club.
Alex wants to stress
that the club is al-
ways open to ac-
cepting new mem-
"Any Marist stu-
dent is welcome to
"Bowling is really a blast,"
states participant Jen Hoffman.
Most importantly, however,
the Bowling Club is proud to
be contributing to this
cause. The
members are
happy to
raise money
forthe Red
Cross while
enjoying a
game that
they all Jove.
doesn't get
much better
than that.
the come bowlingTed Ebbert, Alex Gamma, Jen Hoffman, and Brian Sands enjoy bowling.
with the college on any
Wednesday night that we are
scheduled to compete," he said.
"So it's not restrictive. All are
"It's an opportunity to relax
from schoolwork and socialize
with people who also enjoy
Come out to the Battle
of the Bands tonight at
the Cabaret! I!

FEBRUARY 15, 2001
A Wealth of Undiscovered Opportunities
Staff Writer
When I think back to my days
in Dublin, Ireland, a smile auto-
matically appears on my face. I
often daydream thinking back to
the wonderful experiences that
would never have had if
chosen not to go abroad. My
recollections are about a host
of topics. I reminisce about my
travels around Ireland and Eu-
rope, think about how close I
became with my host families,
remember the great friends I
made, and recall the outings I
took with my fellow Marist stu-
dents and with the LSB College
directors. However, what comes
to mind most often is the place
where I spent a huge portion of
my time: my internship site.
When studying abroad in
Dublin, a student's internship is
an integral part of their abroad
learning experience.
Though partaking in an intern-
ship program is not required, it
., is recommended by most col-
... _, · leges and universities, includ-
ing Marist College. After
spending the past semester in-
terning, I now know why the
portance of holding an intern-
ship before graduating is so
greatly stressed. An internship
is an experience that allows a
student to experience, observe,
and take part in the field of work
in which they will soon receive
a degree.
The internship experience is a
time of learning not only the
fundamentals, but the areas of
utmost importance in their soon
to be field of employment.
During my semester abroad, I
had the privilege and pleasure
of interning at the home
Supersaints, St. Patrick's Ath-
letic Football Club. My day-to-
day activities included the
simple tasks of compiling data-
bases and filing, as well as the
more complex tasks of being the
Event Manager of one of the
most awaited events on. the
Supersaints calendar, the
"Player of the Season Dinner/
Dance." Along with the privi-
lege of holding this title were
many responsibilities, including
raising the funds, or getting
sponsors, to host this esteemed
Throughout the time I spent
working at St. Patrick's Athletic
Football Club, I learned a wealth
of information relating to the
field of public relations, ranging
from how to deal with custom-
ers (supporters, sponsors, play-
ers, and the media, in my case)
to the proper way to write a let-
ter requesting sponsorship.
In addition to what my intern-
ship taught me about the field
of public relations, I also learned
that the work force in Irish soci-
ety greatly differs from the US
work force. Foremost in the Irish
work force, students do not par-
ticipate in internships, thus busi-
nesses are not accustomed to
having interns.
Often times, they are not sure
what work to give their interns
or feel badly when giving them
work because they are not be-
ing paid. I was fortunate in the
fact that St. Patrick's had an in-
tern the semester before I in-
terned for them. This student
paved the way for me and I was
able to get right to work as soon
as my internship began:
I also found that I was more
open with my bosses at St.
Patrick's then I ever was with
any of my bosses at home. We
would discuss ourselves
whether it be about our families
or social lives, or our cultures
or current events. I would tell
them about my various trips and
how things were going in my
host family. My boss would
often treat me to lunch and one
night he even came out with my
friends and me.
Irish society is not nearly as
fast-paced as American culture.
The Irish work force is much
more relaxed. In the office, em-
. ployees are not as stressed and
are able to have fun on the job
which is much different from my
office work experience in the US.
My semester abroad proved
to be a learning experience in
almost every aspect of my life. I
was able to learn about cultures
and lifestyles that I had never
before experienced as well as
discover things about myself.
More importantly, however, I
was able to learn the fundamen-
tals and skills needed to thrive
in the field of public relations,
the career in which I may be
spending the next 40 years of
my life.
Lastly, and probably most im-
portantly, I learned that I abso-
lutely love everything about the
Irish culture including the work
force, which is why
am plan-
ning to return to Ireland to live
and work after graduation.
Without the chance to study
abroad in Dublin, I would have
continued my life at Mari st Col-
lege without having discovered
that there are a wealth of oppor-
tunities outside life in the United
States, which was where
living and planning for my fu-
ture. I am forever grateful to
those who made this life-alter-
ing experience possible, for it
really did change my goals, per-
spectives, and plans for the fu-
Interested in studying
abroad? Contact Carol
Trufali in the Study Abroad
Office, located in the li-
brary, third floor.
Writing Cente
1- 9:30 p.m.
1- 9:30 p.m.
1-4 p.m.
Tuesday 1-7
Thursday 12-7
For An Appointment, Or Drop In.
annavino Library
Your Dally Horoscope
This is a great day to
travel, start a new class, hang
out with friends, or fall in love.
It's not a good day to work.
You'll be more in the mood
that over the weekend.
You are lucky today, although
others may
to be in con-
Actually, you are letting
them do that. They are provid-
ing what you need, and they're
doing all the work. That's how
it should
love, and you don't
care who knows it. You're
ready to make a commitment,
andit'sagreatdayforthat- if
you've known this person for
great teacher, and
several others
starting to
realize this. Graciously accept
their compliments. You don't
have to demand respect;
you've earned
You're so cute today, you're
sure to draw a lot of attention.
You're witty and have a great
sense of humor. Where does
this stuff come from, anyway?
Make the most of
You're pretty smart, but you
don't have to figure everything
out by yourself. Get your
to help, and a project will
begin to look like fun.
This is a pretty good day
for a raise. You are
shrewd investor, so maybe you
could get these rewards your-
self. It's OK to do that.
You're doing the work but
never have a penny to spare.
That's because you keep shov-
ing every extra penny into
your savings account.
don't have one yet, you soon
Things should finally be run-
ning smoothly at work. But
you're exhausted, so you
should think about spending
time at home.
Ask for
some time
You know that really neat thing
you've wanted for your home
but couldn't afford? Count
your pennies again. You can
happen. It won't be
easy, but it'll be worth the ef-
A household project you've
been planning could finally
come to fruition, whether it's
buying Jiving-room furniture or
buying a new house. It
require work, but you're will-
ing to do what
takes to get
what you want.
* ~---
You may have an opportunity
for success, and you could
reach the next level.
more responsibility and get
more money. Your inner voice
will tell you how
boldly move
forward. Heed

FEBRUARY 15, 2001
Passing notes in class
on Reagan. Bush continued as aroundhim. He's awfully lucky
keeper of the flame, but if not that the Russians were
0Urfl31S rOfil the treflC eS
for Reagan, we wouldn't
em- drunk to take advantage of the
barrassed by what we were state of mind Reagan was in.
wearing in 1992.
When Reagan proposed Star
D: Reagan was one of the top Wars, he probably was referring
five presidents in the history of to the movie. Clinton, on the
this country. He was a man other hand, was always
ahead of his time. Do you recall cognoscente, and had a stellar
tax cuts, increasing military reputation with world leaders.
spending, and Star Wars? Look D: If you call being considered
at what's going on now- the ex- a whoremonger as having a
act same proposals.
stellar reputation, then you are
Matt: So Derrick ... President's
Day is coming soon.
Derrick: Uh-huh.
M: So you got a favorite presi-
dent, or should I not even bother
to ask? Who was the best?
by Cassius Williams
As legal counsel to Chris
Knudtsen and as the Chairper-
son of the Friends of Chris
Knudtsen (FO.C.K.) I was en-
trusted with the duty of tran-
scribing his phone messages for
the sake of this article.
D: Well, when it comes to rating
presidents, I think the standard
by which to
them js how
they lead in a time of crisis.
M: Just because those things correct Clintondidnotdoany- Wed.217/01
An armed man approached the
White House this afternoon but
was shot and captured
promptly; one can only assume
that he had the intentions of as-
sassinating the President. I can
also safely assume that it won't
much longer before they come
after me.
will continue to leave
these messages throughout the
week while I remain under pro-
tection in the hopes that these
messages will serve either for
some future project or as the last
words of yet another victim of a
political purge.
spokesmen of F.O.C.K. Para-
noia ran high and every care-
less shoulder that met mine sent
bullets of primal fear up my back.
Remind me to thank George W.
and all the other gun-toting
mongers on Capitol Hill that
support the NRA.
Therefore, it is unfortunate that
some presidents do not get a
chance to show how strong or
weak they really are.
M: Okay, point taken, but what
if a president
loved, yet faces no crisis? Take
Clinton, for example. Aside from
his personal problems, he faced
no great crisis, yet
sally loved, and governed dur-
ing a time of great prosperity.
To me, a great president makes
the most of his particular situa-
tion. Not all presidents are
placed in winning situations
that guarantee success.
D: The only crisis Clinton faced
was being a Democrat. The
country was in good shape.
M: Come on. How can you say
that the country was in good
shape? Michael Jackson ruled
the music world, and neon col-
ors were in. The country was in
terrible shape. And
the popularity of neons directly
are all the rage now doesn't
mean Clinton was
less of a
If 1
recall correctly,
Clintou, didn't need to make any
of those major changes. He
was a
But at least
was put to
good use as
a tool.
dening alongside an the good
garden utensils. Clinton was
pimpamong presidents-just like
Kennedy. And everyone things
Kennedy was a great president
as well.
D: Yeah,
think being a pimp is
part of the Democratic Party's
platform, as you stated in those
examples. Reagan, on the other
hand, would not have even
taken his jacket off in the Oval
M: Reagan would have had no
idea he was even wearing a
jacket! The man spent the last
three years of his presidency
oblivious to what was going on
thing stellar concerning
affairs. Unless you consider the
time he bombed the pharmaceu-
tical factory, of course.
M: Okay, but that wasn't his
fault, everyone knows he had
no priormilitary experience.
truthfully, the only thing you
can fault Clinton on entirely
would be selecting
Gore as
hisVP, and thus thrusting Gore
onto the fast track for the norni •
Yeah, Clinton was really
dumb for doing that. Butlook-
ing at the rest of the Democratic
looking at the cast
of Deliverance. So
guess you
can't blame
for choosing
M: Yeah. Democrats
This joint
venture between Matt
and Derrick Jones was
not meant
to bash
happened that way.
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Lisa Burke
Chris Knudtsen
Scott Neville
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News Editor
Sports Editor
Business Editor
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Jimbo Maritato
Mike Thompson
Jackie Jacobsen
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E Editor
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Jen Weintz
Asst. Opinion Editor
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Peter Palmieri
Asst. Sports Editor
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F acuity Advisor-
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. Thurs. 2/8/01
First and foremost, I am fine,
but it seems I left town in the
nick of time. The Security Gen-
eral ofF.O.C.K., Adam Kowalski,
informed me that a perpetrator
was shot and maimed after hur-
tling a snowball at my window
in Upper West Cedar; the snow-
ball was later found to be com-
posed of at least fifty percent ice
and the perpetrator alleges that
he was simply trying to deter-
mine whether or not I was home.
Do not expect any official record
of this incident however since it
will be covered up as a "creative
fabrication." Investigation into
yesterday's events in DC found
that the would-be shooter, Rob-
ert Pickett, had left a suicide
note inside his car. These bas-
tards are crafty. We're going to
have to stay on our toes ,
Cassius; we can't be too care-
Fri. 2/9/01
Pickett has been arrested for
assault charges that carry the
maximum sentence of ten years.
I hope his lawyers aren't as ef-
fective as whatever legal trash
is waiting for my death. What-
ever malevolent scum that shows
up to my door with a gun will
face a far more wrathful ven-
geance than this. It's only right
that a political purge be met with
a furious resistance.
damned if I'll go quietly. There's
no such thing as a graceful exit;
there's only shame.
Sat. 2/10/01
Against better advice I took the
risk of leaving my safehouse to
journey into New York City on a
fact-finding mission today with
Jimbo Maritato, one of the head
(Later that evening)
I still can't get over the fact
that this clown Pickett managed
to get a gun after failing psychi-
atric examinations and after hav-
ing a history of mental instabil-
ity. We won't need the death
penalty if we just bide our time
while we kill each other off. The
best thing about that is we can
justifiably lower taxes; who
needs to fund prisons when we
can keep dumping people into
the graveyards?
Sun. 2/11/01
How could an armed man have
bumbled his way into such an
immediate proximity to the
White House? We can't even
get away with downloading
more than one song at a time off
ofNapster without our network
access being taken away; you'd
think the security level around
the leader of the free world
would be just a smidgen tighter.
Terrorists around the world must
be holding Tupperware contain-
ers under their jaws to catch the
cascading drool while they pon-
der what day of the week would
be best to take a shot at W.
Maybe one of them will get
lucky ... and so will we.
Mon. 2/12/01
The idea of returning to
Poughkeepsie was frowned
upon by my legal counsel but
there is work to be done. After
all, hiding in a safehouse for the
rest of the month would allow
the opposition to play my im-
age into a frightful caricature of
a mouse cowering in a hole in
the wall, too afraid to stick its
head out in fear of the cat's
heavy paw. A number of mes-
sages awaited my arrival due to
the incompetence of Nik
Bonopartis, the Minister of Pub-
lic Relations for F.O.C.K., re-
minding me that business car-
ries on as usual despite the
brooding cloud of dread and
repulsion. I'm done.
Chris Knudtsen is proud to
avoid the past week's most re-
pulsive holiday for the 21st
straight time.
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FEBRUARY 15, 2001
The proof is in the pudding:
?pinions of the Week
You can always retake a class, but you can never relive
America loves Bill Cosby :..
. -Kev=:rcou
$1000 does nothing for the average middle class family."
-Ben Brenkert,
Opinion Editor
Everyone loves an American
icon. In honor of Black History
Month, I offer the quintessen-
tial American icon, Bill Cosby.
Possibly the most loved man in
all of America, ''The Cos" has
become the most accepted black
American ever.
He started as an obscure co-
median, basing his act on whim-
sical situations featuring people
from the Bible, and equally
amusing tales of his formative
years in inner city Philadelphia.
He starred in a few television
series during the 1960s before
gaining a role on the enor-
mously successful and influen-
tial children's television show,
The Electric Company.
show (which
Freeman, Joan "Rivers, Gene
Wilder, and Spiderman) brought
him endearment to families who
were just beginning to discover
Sesame Street
and Schoolhouse
Cosby continued to find
success by bringing his Fat
Albert character to the cartoon
world. All in all, this is great
stuff. It was histerical, and kids
loved it. Parents loved the fact
that kids loved it, and loved Bill
Cosby in return.
The breakthrough year was
1984, when Cosby introduced
us to not only Picture Pages,
but more importantly, The
Cosby Show.
The rest is his-
tory. He promoted Jell-o Pud-
ding, wrote best-sellers about
parenting, retired, returned from
retirement, and remained enor-
mously successful.
How loved is Cosby? His
most recent hit was the reality
television series Kids Say the
Darndest Things.
Imagine this
concept: Parents bring their
kids to me, and I belittle them in
front of a large crowd. It would
never work. I would get accused
of harassment or something,
and end up with a major lawsuit
for defamation of character or
something. But Bill Cosby can
get away with it. Why? Be-
cause he sells pudding? Be-
cause he is a major star? Possi-
bly. But I believe the reality is
that Bill Cosby has built such a
tremendous rapport with par-
ents and non-parents alike, that
he can do no wrong in the eyes
of the public.
He has been a role model for
nearly three decades, a brilliant
rags-to-riches story rising from
a rough Philadelphia neighbor-
hood to become a respected and
influential personality. Bill
Cosby is not about "bling-
bling" and throwing guns out
of the window of a Landcruiser
fleeing the scene of a crime. Bill
Cosby is about family, educa-
tion, and the general well-being
of his fellow person. Bill Cosby
is what America should be
about, and should be applauded.
Matt Daigle grew up loving Fat
Albert, but loved "Picture
Pages" even more.
he could never get his marker
to squeak, and this saddened
on President George W. Bush's tax plan
"Screw Valentine's Day."
-various assorted Marist students
"Snow days are worthless unless you actually have
classes scheduled for that day. The snow needs to plan
-Matt Daigle
Email opinions, comments, and quotes to:
Letter to the Editor
To the editor:
I'm always disappointed when
I see columns in The Circle that
extole drunkedness, e.g. the
piece in the Feb
issue. What
is the point of publishing such
tripe? How does it serve the
interests of the student body,
the newspaper and the college?
What image is the paper trying
to put forth on campus and be-
yond? How well do you think
the Feb
issue would fare in a
competition of college journal-
I like humorous journalism, but
like all types of journalism, it
takes skill and imagination. In
reputable publications it is also
socially responsible. These fea-
tures were lacking in the Feb
piece. The practice of journal-
ism is too important to be
squandered - I urge you to de-
mand higher standards.
Most sincerely,
Richard S. Feldman, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental
The truth.about
less than' a sack of beans?
byBEN;JAMINJ.BRENKERT tency", they are wasting
Assistant Opinion Editor
everyone's time.
of the Computer Sci-
ence and Information Systems
department, CSIS courses
"prepare students
for lifelong
careers in the study,
design, development;
and imple-
mentation of hardware
ware and software systems." At
least this is what the Under-
graduate Program Catalog as-
sumes, in black and white.
mention made of CSIS,
and aside from
course 'de-
scriptions, not much is made
the way of detailing the need for
_3tUdents to take these
However, ·if you browse
through the catalog
find that
many of the majors
side of this department are
say "required",
to take these
courses. True,
we live in
world where technology. is
knowledge of
Internet and the personal com-
puter is a plus.
In fact, most em-
ployers will hire an applicant if
they have computer skills over
someone who is stuck in the
18th century
is still
on some
pre-historic typewriter.
But if CSIS is Marist College's
providing the end for
this technological "compe-
sorry to say that when I
arrive<J here in August
knew how to
use Micros0ft
cel, had limited experience in
Microsoft Access, knew what a
hard drive was, and had typed
numerous ·
high school·
papers -
on Microsoft
If I did not
know any better I would think
that the Computer Science
department's mission was fail-
.ing. Nonetheless, when I tried
use my
political power
Academic Council
a questionnaire
this subject,
I was told
my efforts would
far, .
Sadll'.t it
some Jl1ystefy
Marist's relationship with
whk:b binds us to offer CSIS
courses. At least that is what
many of my
in SAC
A simple poll of the general
Marist population would most
likely demonstrate
thusiasm from the students who
are enrolled in these
and an equal lack of enthusiasm
from the professors who teach
of these professors
of gradu-
ate school requirement that
detract from their en-
thusiasm for teaching. When
both the student and
the pro..
fessor have no enthusiasm,
classes consist of a generally
mood where most stu-
dents watch the second hand
the clock go round.
To demonstrate the need to re-
consider this policy, I offer two
examples of my experiences with
CSIS. In my Introduction to
Computers class, we had
question quiz
other week,
one presentation, and a few
short reflection
papers. In my
Internet class, we have
and find
discussing how
w,,eb sites
and use the Internet for re-
search. Since I arrived
technological and communica-
tion mecca otherwise known as
Marist College, I have done my
fair share of Internet researG!J.
and performed many onti•
searches foriofonnation
ics ranging
from the American
the Ramayana
Indian epic of
irnporttmce ).
the problem
may be
the nature of
our C«e/
Liberal Arts program, it is in
these lines that
have focused
on the CSIS courses that
are re-
quired of non-Computer Sci-
ence and Information Systems
or Technology students. In
·short, Marist needs to reevalu-
ate its purpose for offering
these courses in light of the cur-
rent classes as well as incoming
classes that
will find no purpose
for these courses to ex.isL Un-
fortunately, due
the bureau-
cratic nature of a higher in8titu-
ti9n, a survey of the student
will likely escape the
realm of discussion
this aca-
As a result, future
themselves in
tings where discussions on
Arabic camel racing
be rampant and
vasive. At the
least, Marist
should consider making these
courses recommended enroll-
ment, in lieu of forcing,
oops, I
mean requiring, Students to
ticipate in these antiquated
courses in the futtire.
Ben Brenkert, as his friends
call him,
a world reknowned
barrel jumper, who'icame to
Marist with the dream of one
day competing in
the NCAA
Barrel Jumping Champion-
Sadly, Marj$! has

FEBRUARY 1s, 2001
Hungry Hannibal
The place
prequel to
Lambs that is based
on Harris'
Red Dragon, and be-
Sequels are for the most part
nothing but another chance for
viewer's to get close to the same
characters that they fell in love
with in the original movie. It is
very rare for the sequel to be as
good as the original, but there
are the exceptions. Going back
a few years,
The Godfather Part
was equally as strong as the
first installment.
The Empire
Strikes Back is also at the same
level as
Star Wars, and is con-
sidered by many to be the best
of the original trilogy. But un-
fortunately, the majority of se-
cause of its failure of the box
office, it is little known. Al-
though Hopkins was not in the
film, it received some acclaim
from critics, and is getting a lot
of attention with
Hannibal out.
Ten years have passed since Dr.
Lecter assisted in the capture of
serial killer Buffalo Bill, and es-
caped authorities. The film
finds him relaxing in Florence,
Italy where he is the curator of.
an art museum. An Italian de-
tective who is out to capture
to get a handsome reward set
Sir Anthony Hopkins reprises his role as Hannibal Lector in
quels are pretty bad.
Caddyshack 2, The Lost World,
enough said. There is so much
anticipation built up for sequels,
or prequels as in the case of
Wars Episode I, that it is often
near impossible to please audi-
ences. Ten years ago we were
introduced to Dr. Hannibal
Lecter who was played bril-
liantly by Sir Anthony Hopkins.
The first time that we saw him in
Silence of the Lambs, he was
behind the glass door of his cell
and he terrified us, for he de-
fined true fear.
Lambs was an
excellent film, the chemistry be-
tween Hopkins and Jodie Fos-
ter who played FBI special
agent Clarice Starling was beau-
tiful. .
A decade later, I can still hear
Lecter saying his infamous line:
"A census takar once tried to
test me. I ate his liver with some
fava beans and a nice chianti."
How can
Hannibal match that?
It can't, and that has to be re-
membered upon entering the
theater. This time around,
Julianne Moore fills the cheap
shoes of Clarice Starling.
Moore was an excellent choice,
and after her recent perfor-
mances in
Boogie Nights and
Magnolia, she has proven to
be one of Hollywood's most tal-
ented leading ladies. Ray Liotta,
in much need of a decent role,
plays Paul Krendler of the Jus-
tice Department, who is out to
get Starling at any chance he
gets. Director Ridley Scott also
joins the crew, fresh off of
Gladiator, which he pl'!ces ref-
erences of throughout the
scenes taking place in Italy.
The third installment, which is
based on Thomas Harris' book
of the same name, thankfully
differs from it in many areas. Dr.
Lecter was briefly introduced to
by one of Lecter's former pa-
tients soon interrupts his state
of tranquility. Mason Verger is
a man of wealth who after some
convincing from Dr. Lecter mu-
tilated his own face, and was left
with a mug that would be a chal-
lenge for L.A.'s finest plastic
surgeons. Verger wants to
watch Lecter suffer an agoniz-
ing death in a very creative
manner. Let's just say after see-
ing the movie, you won't find
Babe so cute.
Eventually, Lecter returns to
the states to see Clarice whose
name has been dragged through
the mud, after a mishap in the
field. Verger uses Starling as
bait to nab Lecter, for she is his
true weakness. For the latter part
of the movie, Starling and Lecter
play a game of cat and mouse,
but it is way too brief. The prob-
lem is that for the majority of the
movie Starling and Lecter are
oceans apart, when they should
be playing tag in the same city.
There are only a few scenes in
which the doctor and Clarice are
together, and that is the main
weakness of the movie.
Both characters are strong
enough to carry the film, with-
out the several other support-
ing characters which serve only
pull the movie down. Lecter was
only in
Lambs for a brief amount
of time but we got attached to
his character, and although he
was bad we cheered him on. In
Hannibal, that relationship is
never established.
This film also lacks the scenes
in which
Lecter gets into the
minds of those he encounters.
Where as
Lambs was a psycho-
logical thriller,
Hannibal is
solely a thriller, which relies on
gruesome death sequences that
A&E Editor
food looked and smelled
philosophies of accepting all
and the gents behind the peopleregardlessofrace,creed
counter worked like
well..oiled or color. It must be nice to be
machine. Indeed, when the
gentleman at the register ad-
positive belief.
us, he literally meant, A sub-par cup of coffee
used CD purchase later,
I waved goodbye
weenjoyedtheatmosphereand to St.Mark's
and proceeded
we indulged in what was indeed walk the streets of the East Vil-
the best-damned burger . I've lage. With no agenda in
ever tasted. For that, I must we wandered aimlessly and ex-
For years, New York City
has thank
Paul, wherever or
perienced yet another of my fa-
like a
Ille. ever he
may be.
of the Village: The
those days where all I After paying for our
and ridiculous stores that exist and
want to do is leave town and I saying goodbye to Paul's, we thrive in this area. Upon
was afforded with several of progressed
St Mark's
ing a store by the
of "Ho-
these days last week. With my St Mark's is an odd
listic Pet Care," which offers
trusty dog Knudtsen by my side but it's
Mark's homeopathic medicines and
hit the road for greener pas- is
treatments for pets of
all types,
tures,or,inthiscase.tallerbuild- used record stores, tattoo par- wecouldnothelpbutburstinto
ings and more asphalt.
tors, small caf es, screwed up laughter. Knudtsen suggested
Knudtsen and I hit the road clothing stores and even a comic that perhaps he should bring his
PM on Saturday. shop. The remnants of what cat in for acupuncture.
This was not a planned day trip once was the great and mighty sidered inquiring about sensory
but rather a whimsical and
Coney Island High stand de- deprivation treatment for a fer-
taneous road trip
my favorite pressingly empty with a glaring ret with low self-esteem, but
city. Around
"for sale" sign upon the front decided the reaction from the
to the Lincoln Tunnel traffic we wall. Just on the comer is The proprietor would not be worth
arrived at
destination- the Continental, one of the few the effort. After a pack of ciga-
Lower East Side of Manhattan. small punk venues holding up rettes, a visit to an Anny-Navy
With the car parked at 2nd Ave against the policies of Rudy G. surplus store, and a public dis-
and 2nd Street, we made our However, the small shops and play of urination by a homeless
my favorite
of the
exactly what draw man, Knudtsen and I headed
Mark's Place.
St. Mark's.
back to the car and voyaged
St. Mark's has got to be the home with many a happy
joint ri~-~-~-~., ~,-~Jlt~-l~Y~ ~f ,
'Mark"'s' Place called, seen
my life. There
so caps.
"Paul's: The Place to Eat."
cultures thriving Myex-girlfriend,asgood-spir-
Knudtsen claimed that this in one
impressed ited a person as she may be, is
would be the "best damned ·everytimelmakeatrlp.
notafanofthecity. AtaChrist-
corner you'll find punks with .nulspartyherfamilyreferredto
had a lot of burgers in NYC. foot high Mohawks while those from Manhattan as
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city across the street, Hare Krisbnas
a common thought
burger to
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people from wban
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ther up the
are .
of lesser intelligence
neon sign in
window SHARPs (Skinheads Against thoseofuswithmoreroralback-
that posed the · questioJ}, . Racial Prejudice) converse and grounds. I cannot concur with
LAST laugh.
N.o one gives anyone such a misjudgment. People
The punks
complain that the city is
Itmademe care that the Krishnas
sing- .that many of
occupants are
ponder a bit
at that point
ing.. The SHARPs could
·poor and undereducated, and
realized I
couldn't even
less about
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of violence. How-
ber the last great burger I
drunken crust
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. fact
Village is a far
Upon opening the door
On second thought, I moretolerantareathanacertain
Paul's, I suddenly
this shou•dn't call Knudtsen . my college
of that is com-
your average run-.of-
prised primarily of upper-
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flying toys
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swung through
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ing one another, but I suppose with a pair of Ginsus a
ized I
was in for a treat. The it also reflects on the SHARP place
live. I'm out.
MCCTA teaches more than driving
Staff Writer
Last week, five students tack-
led the issues of incest, coming
of age, and driving all in one
On February 9th, 10th, and
11th, the Mari st College Coun-
cil on Theater Arts (MCCTA)
presented the Pulitzer Prize win-
ning drama "How I Learned to
Drive", which was directed by
Sara Zizzi and Steve Kelly. The
play starred Jenny Farnam as Lil
Bit and Benjamin Hecht as
Uncle Peck. Corey Lewis,
Kristine Dunn, and Megan Wil-
liams also performed in the play.
While the play includes driv-
ing lessons, the topic has noth-
ing to do with driver education.
Though the story constantly
alluded to driving, "How I
Learned to Drive" was a story
·about a young girl's unspoken
relations with her uncle, and her
perspectives not only on the
situation with Uncle Peck, but
about her own sexuality. Aside
from the scenes that involve the
two, the play also delves into
the lives of her family members,
and their perspectives on sex,
as well as their sexualities.
For those who had the oppor-
tunity to see "How I Learned to
Drive," it is safe to say that the'
play was compelling. This was
not only due to the topic itself,
but the way it was presented.
Nevertheless, the actors did a
magnificent job in portraying

FEBRUARY 1s, 2001
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with Mike Thompson.
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are left at The Chance
thought that seeing Everlast live
Copy Editor
As I've written before. my
column of last semester was
Survivor. That 13- week
reality program about 16 contes-
marooned on an
all the rage during the summer
Contestants on the pro-
household names,
and the show was such a hit
that CBS immediately ordered a
this time to take place
in the Australian Outback. In the
weeks before the show's debut,
there was a ton of hype about
the show on such programs as
Entertainment Tonight and Ac-
cess Hollywood. To be
was all too much. I was con-
vinced that this new version
couldn't possibly live up to the
original, which I had been ad-
dicted to last summer. It turns
I was wrong. Amidst crap
Temptation Island, Survi-
vor: The Australian Outback
serves as a reminder of how en-
joyable reality shows can be.
I have be-
junkie again.
Survivor: The Australian
Outback (hereafter called Sur-
vivor: TAO), 16 contestants
taken and placed deep in the
Australian Outback, where con-
ditions are much more danger-
ous than they were on the
desert island in the original
vivor. The contestants are then
divided evenly into two groups
and put into separate tribes: the
Kucha tribe and the Ogakor
tribe. During each episode, the
tribes participate in two chal-
lenges, which can test both their
physical and mental strengths.
The first challenge is the reward
challenge, in which
the tribe that
wins is given a luxury that the
members didn'thave before. But
the all-important challenge is
immunity challenge.
Each week, one member of a
tribe is voted out of
the Outback
by his or her
The tribe
that gets to vote is detennined
the immunity challenge that
takes place during the episode.
The tribe that loses the chal-
lenge has to go to a tribal coun-
cil at the end of the episode and
vote off one of their own. Even-
tually, enough people will be
voted off that the two tribes will
combine into one. And then,
from that tribe, the last contes-
tant not voted off will win one
ffiillion dollars.
The original members of
Kucha are: Alicia, a 32 year-old
from New York City; Debb, 45,
from New Hampshire; Elisabeth,
23, from Boston; Jeff, 34, from
New York City;
28, from
Long Island; Michael, 38, from
Michigan; Nick, 23. from Wash-
ington; and Rodger,
Kentucky. Among the original
Amber, 22,
Pennsylvania; Colby,
Jerri. 30, from Los
from Michigan;
KeJ, 32.
MaraIYn, 51,
New Jersey; and Tina, 40, from
One of the things that has
been criticized about
TAO is that the cast is generally
a younger and more physically
attractive group than on the
Survivor. This is true,
despite the fact that there were
some bottles on the original se-
ries (such as Jenna). But while
they may be aesthetically pleas-
ing, they're also an interesting
bunch of people. Just like in the
Survivor, the producers of
Survivor: TAO have chosen
people that, while not always
nice to each other, are fun to
watch. There is plenty of lying
and backstabbing going on in
the Outback, and that's part of
what makes
Survivor: TAO so
Also, the reason I used "origi-
nal" in naming the members of
each tribe is that, starting with
the very first episode, members
of both tribes have been voted
out of the Outback. In the first
~6b''iroffi1Kuciia ~as
booted. The next two episodes
saw members of Ogakor shown
the door: Kel in the second
week and Maralyn in last week's
Why were these members
voted off. you ask? There are a
couple of reasons. First of all,
the three words surrounding
Survivor logo
Outplay, Outlast". And the
other members of the Kucha and
Ogakor tribes, respectively,
didn't think they could cut it,
physically or mentally. In
the third episode, Maralyn fell
during the immunity challenge,
and that
the challenge. Many members
of Ogakor were pretty upset
her for that, and, although
Maralyn had
won a
friends in the tribe, she
was still voted out. Friendship
has no place on
Survivor: TAO.
People play to win, not to be
nice to each other.
Another reason contestants
get voted off is that they don't
get along with other members
in their tribe. By the middle of
the first episode, members of
Kucha were already speaking
unfavorably of Debb. Debb
wanted to do everything the
way she had read about it in a
camping manual and that
rubbed a lot of people the wrong
way. "Debb's .not even a bad
person," said
during the
episode. "Shemeatis well. She's
just not someone that in the
outside ·world I'd talk to, be-
cause she'd make me crazy."
After Kucha lost the immunity
challenge, Debb started telling
everybody that Jeff wants off.
Jeff actually wanted no such
thing. That sealed Debb's fate.
During the show, contestants
regularly talk to the camera
about their opinions of other
people in their tribe. Some of it
is good (almost everybody has
nice things to say about the
Bible-carrying Rodger), but a lot
of it is negative commentary on
other tribe members. For ex-
loud talker,
that gets on the nerves of a Jot
of people, especially Jeff.
"Kimmi cannot say a single
thing without shouting it," he
said at one point. "I just want
to grab her by the neck and
shake the s- out of her."
There's also a good amount of
tension between Keith, who is
a chef for a living, and Jerri, who
chef but who seemingly
cooks better than Keith. A lot
Survivor: TAO is like a soap
opera and it's fun to watch.
didn't think I was ·going to
get as hooked on
TAO as I was on the original
Survivor, but it looks like I was
mistaken. The show is interest-
ing from start to finish. There
is so much deceit and treachery
going on, it's almost impossible
not to enjoy it. And don't for-
the all-important
cil, where there's so much sus-
pense about who is going to be
voted off
this week.
it's too late to get involved
in the
series, it's not. Only three
people have been voted off, and
I already told you who they are.
watch the show. You
won't be disappointed.
vor: TAO is as enjoyable and
addicting as the. original. The
tribe has spoken.
Survivor: TAO
airs Thursdays at 8 PM on CBS,
which is Channel 2 here at
Tune in to "The Jz Show" wit!i
Mike Thompson every, Wednes-
day night from
PM to
on88.1 FM, WMCR.
The show can also be h.eard on
at Marist.
The Arts and Entertainment section
is actively seeking writers to report
on events both on and off campus!
_Think you can hack it? Email Jimbo
!,l'Ft!q~ Maritato at!
Staff Writer
was totally different than listen-
On Tuesday February
ing to their CD at home.
Everlast played at the Chance
Like I said earlier, the crowd
Theater in Poughkeepsie. There was diverse and was also my
was a very diverse crowd there secondary source of entertain-
but everyone enjoyed the open- ment that night. Whenever a
ing band which was a local tal- more popular artist comes to a
ent called
Earth Minus One. smaller venue like the Chance
Music critic and band promoter you automatically know that the
Jen Quinn thought
EMO was a crowd is going to be a premium
combination of
Limp Bizkit and blend of Poughkeepsie pride.
Incubus. They played songs There was a woman doing the
from their CD "France+ France most ridiculous dance ever.
=France," as well as some pre- Where was she standing, you
viously unreleased material. The ask? Right in front of my friends
trademark of this band was their and me; where else? Next, there
shaved heads, with the excep- was the old guy who didn't
tion for the drummer, who had a want to Jet go of his adoles-
cool haircut.
EM O's energy got cence, so he demonstrated his
the juices flowing and warmed style in the pit. Yes, there was a
up the crowd nicely for the mo- pit at
Everlast and this guy was
ment everyone was waiting for: in it trying to be young again
which didn't go over too well.
His real name is Eric Schrody
All of this was going on while
and his first big band was
House Everlast played their songs.
of Pain, which we all should re- They played a variety of new
member. Since then, Schrody and old material but the songs
has traveled a new path in the that stuck out were "Black
music business. Now, his songs Jesus" and "What it's Like".
are rock-oriented but the lyrics They were the high points of the
still show some slight evidence performance but the most memo-
of rap. His fellow band members rable song was "Jump Around"
are from cities all over the coun- from Schrody's
House of Pain
try, including St. Louis, Denver, days. Overall, it was a breath of
and Chicago. Melissa Saxton of fresh air for me.
Polymer Records was also on
hand for this concert and
Hungry Hannibal
hours. The ending is memo-
. . . _
rable, and will change the way
come close to g1vmg it an NC- you view Ray Liotta. But the
rating, instead of intelligent story needs a lot of work ,and a
dialogue. Nonetheless, the film few Jess characters would be a
is bet.ter t.han the
which is good way to start. Still, this can-
rare m film adaptations. The nibalistic tale is not to be missed.
I would I would give
Hannibal a six-dol-
dollars JUSt to
Jar rating, with eight being the
Hopkms m character walking most to pay to see a movie in
through a desert alone for two this area.
Learned to drive
their characters despite the fact
that the topic might have sur-
prised those who were unaware
of what the play was about.
Corey Lewis, a senior who
played the role of the male Greek
chorus, agreed that it was an
excellent performance despite
the controversial topic.
"It was definitely pushing the
envelope," said Lewis. "It's not
a common issue, so acting the
parts out at first was strange,
but the experience was reward-
While some may agree that the
topic was controversial and
perhaps a bit strange, I felt that
the actors did an amazing job in
taking on such roles. The story
was a bit confusing at first, as
there were numerous flashbacks
throughout the play that told the
details of Lil Bit's life and her
relationship with her uncle.
While many would assume that
her uncle was just out to ma-
nipulate her, the audience is
aware of the close relationship
between the two and how it built
up to the point where he made a
proposition to sleep with her on
her eighteenth birthday. In ad-
dition, Lil Bit comes to many
conclusions about her own
sexuality through the advice of
her grandmother and mother as
well as her companions at a jun-
ior high dance.
Overall, "How I Learned to
Drive" was an excellent play. Be-
sides the exceptional acting by
the cast members, the idea be-
hind the play left the audience
intrigued and enticed.
"I received a lot of positive
feedback from the play," said
was very well-per-
formed and the other cast mem-
bers did an excellent job."
"Most cannot remember minutia learned in
school. It's not there on the blackboard, it's
what they don't tell you. We have got a
problem, it starts and ends right here. It can
be defeated but you've got to face your fear."
- Greg Graffin

FEBRUARY 15, 2001
Vallery's sensational career winds down
Sports Editor
The numbers speak for them-
selves: a member of the 1,000
point club, a current ranking of
fifth on the team's all-time lead-
ing scorer list and a four-time
However, numbers are not
what motivate Sabrina Vallery.
"I want to win more than any-
I want to do my part ... You
want to be efficient at what you
do. I'm supposed to help the
team win," she said.
Vallery, Tara Knight and Jen-
nifer Taylor will be playing her
final home games Saturday
night when the Siena Saints
come to town. For Vallery, it has
been a remarkable odyssey.
Sabrina Vallery came to
Poughkeepsie from South So-
lon, OH.
was during her
youth when she developed the
tenacious, aggressive style of
play that symbolizes her career
at Marist.
"I don't know how to play any
other way," Vallery said. "I've
been playing like that as long
as I can remember. That's how
my father taught me,"
Sabrina's father introduced her
to the game at a young age and
helped her throughout her years
of high school and AAU com-
petition. Along the way, he was
also, according to Sabrina, "cri-
tiquing me with love."
And then there is her mother,
who Sabrina went to for sup-
port. She would always look at
the bright side of everything
and tell her daughter that no
one could stop her.
Very little was able to stop
Vallery at Madison Plains High
School, where she graduated as
its all-time leading scorer and
rebounder. Off the floor, she
posted a sparkling 4.3 grade-
point average.
Naturally, the demand for
someone who was truly a stu-
dent-athlete was significant.
Several sc_hools in the Midwest,
particularly in Vallery's home
state, recruited her.
Marist, however, appealed to
Vallery for multiple reasons. The
move to Poughkeepsie repre-
sented changes in culture and
pace oflife from rural Ohio. She
also wanted to go to a school
where she would be an instant
contributor. To top it all off, the
school's Psychology/Special
Education program was "icing
on the cake."
"I didn't want to sit for two
years; I wanted to be an asset
right away," Vallery said. "I
wanted to go somewhere where
I would feel at home."
Vallery was an immediate as-
set to the Red Fox program.
Appearing in all 27 games, she
cracked the starting lineup nine
times while averaging 6.6 points
and 4.9 rebounds per night. Her
efforts earned her a place on the
Northeast Conference All-New-
comer team.
Her sophomore season saw
her scoring average nearly
double, reaching 13.0 points per
contest while also hauling in.5.7
rebounds per night. She was
also recognized by her team-
mates as a leader, as she was
named captain for the first of
four consecutive seasons.
"I take pride in that," said
Vallery, noting that this is an
honor voted on by her team-
mates. "It shows (the players')
respect for you and your ability
to help lead the team."
In her junior year, Vallery again
led the team in scoring and re-
bounding, averaging 14.2 points
and 4.4 rebounds per game. But
everything changed the day
before the Metro Atlantic Ath-
letic Conference (MAAC) Tour-
nament began.
On the trip up to Buffalo, the
team stopped and held their fi-
nal practice before the tourna-
ment in Syracuse. Here, Vallery
suffered a tom anterior cruciate
ligament that would require a
grueling rehabilitation process.
Recovering from a major injury
was an entirely new experience,
since she had never suffered
"I had some unfin-
ished business to take
care of before I left. I
wanted to go out on
my own terms."
Sabrina Vallery
Women's basketball
anything more than a sprained
ankle previously.
Beyond the physical aspect of
rehabilitation was the psycho-
logical one. Vallery was upset
about the injury because it
would not go away with her own
strong mental ability. She was
left in a state of shock, and by
the time she returned to the
court for the 1999-2000 season,
she believed psychologically
that something still did not feel
After coming off the bench for
the first five games, Vallery
made her first start in the
season's sixth game against St.
Peter's. The awful feelings she
had about her knee surfaced,
and the ACL was torn again.
This meant more rehabilita-
tion, but also a decision. Last
spring, it was determined that
Vallery still had one year of eli-
gibility remaining. The injury
occurred in her sixth game of the
season. Had it occurred the next
game, Vallery would not have
been able to return for the 2000-
' 0 l season.
Head Coach Kristin Lamb ex-
pressed to Vallery that she
wanted her back and needed her
back, but the ultimate decision
would rest in the player's hands.
Before making her decision,
Sabrina asked for some advice.
She called home, and her par-
ents supported whatever deci-
sion their daughter would make.
After a short period of time,
Sabrina Vallery decided to come
back for her fifth year.
"I had some unfinished busi-
ness to take care of before I left,"
Vallery said. "I wanted to go
out on my own terms."
The words "unfinished busi-
ness" became a rallying cry for
the tea,m this season. In fact,
these words appear on the
backs of the team's practice
The Sabrina Vallery who re-
turned to the floor after her sec-
ond knee injury was more con-
fident than after the first one.
She felt better about her knee,
and the results soon proved
themselves on the floor.
On opening day and back in
the starting lineup, Vallery
· scored 14 points and pulled
down eight rebounds against
Richmond. Her production
slipped over the next few games,
but she rebounded with a ter-
rific month of December.
In the final month of 2QOO, the
PHOTO CREDIT/Carlisle Stockton
Sabrina Vallery reached 1,000 points in her career vs. Minnesota on Dec.
23. She is also two courses away from receiving her Masters degree.
Red Foxes played six games.
Vallery scored in.double digits
in all six of them. On Dec. 23
against Minnesota, Vallery be-
came the seventh women's bas-
ketball player in Marist history
to top 1,090 career points.
Since then, Vallery has contin-
ued her ascension up the all-time
scoring list. She is currently
ranked fifth with 1,112 career
points entering last night's
game against Manhattan. With
just 30 more points, she will
move into fourth place on the
all-time list.
On the season, Vallery has
played in all 23 of the Red Foxes
games, getting 22 starting nods.
She is third on the team in scor-
ing and rebounding, averaging
9.0 and 4.8 respectively. Her
shooting percentage is 51.1 per-
cent, while she is hitting her free
throws at a clip of 82.4 percent.
As impressive as Vallery's on-
the-court accomplishments
have been, they may not match
what she has achieved off the
Last year, Vallery earned her
Bachelor's Degree, as she ma-
jored in Psychology/Special
Education. And she earned her
degree in every sense of the
word, graduating with a 3.85
cumulative GPA and a 3.9 aver-
age in her major. As a result,
she graduated Summa Cum
Laude. She is currently just two
courses shy of receiving her
Masters degree .
Sabrina Vallery puts forth the
maximum amount of effort pos-
sible on the floor, in the class-
room, and in her relationships
with people. Cortnie Ciaccio,
currently an assistant coach
with the Red Foxes, was
Vallery's teammate and room-
mate for the past four years.
They became friends from seem-
ingly the first time they met, and
Ciaccio paints a glowing picture
of Vallery as a person.
"She's a great person, very
giving and caring," Ciaccio said.
"She loves her family, and she
is very loyal to her friends and
Lamb came to Marist as an
assistant ]Jefore Vallery' s
sophomore season. From the
Poughkeepsie, the coach was
impressed with the player's
work ethic.
"She was a worker," Lamb
said. "In my years of coaching,
she's probably the hardest
worker I've ever been associ-
ated with. She always gives
Sabrina's best friend echoed
very similar sentiments.
"Sabrina is all heart," said
Ciaccio. "She's very dedicated
and loyal. She gives 120%. You
could tell by her style of play,
and she's the hardest worker
I've ever played with."
Whether it is 115% or 120%,
Vallery always does more than
asked. Lamb talked about how
the team's younger players see
Vallery's effort and intensity
level, which the coach said is
consistent from day-to-day.
After completing this season
and earning her Masters, Vallery
plans to go back to Ohio. She
said that she has options back
home, and that she sees herself
eventually teaching in a Colum-
bus suburb and probably
coaching as well.
Winning means everything to
Sabrina Vallery. When her time
at Marist is complete, she will
truly be remembered as a win-
On and off the floor.

FEBRUARY 15, 2001
Samoan Speaks
Staff Writer
Now that we're all over the
XFL hype, we can return to the
normal fan activity of this time
of year ... anticipating spring
training. It used to be that we
could start to speculate about
everyone's chances for the com-
ing season. Normally I'd be
reading a steady diet of "Base-
ball Weekly" trying to keep up
on all the moves that were made
in the off-season, trying to look
at who's going to be in whose
camp, and keeping an eye out
for those minor league gems
that just might round out my
fantasy league roster.
Instead, I find myself getting
into a different routine just be-
fore this spring training. I can't
seem to get into the past few
seasons without having to spew
some sort of "State of the Game"
rant before I can clearly think
about baseball.
I don't want to have to write
it, but it seems like a necessary
evil, a sort of caveat for all base-
tans. This is where the
old game has come in this
new millennium. From the care-
free days of day games and
players who played just be-
cause of the game, evolution (or
is it devolution?) brings us al-
most all night games and play-
ers like Juan Gonzales who
refuse to play unless they are
feeling 100%. I might be con-
fused with a hippie for asking
this, but "WHERE'S
Team loyalty is but a thing of
the past. The best players in
the game change teams like un-
derwear. David Wells is with at
least his fourth team, Snow
Gooden and the Strawman have
seen more uniforms than jail
terms (I think), and David Cone
is getting ready to go through
every team all over again
This is all just the little scab
covering the gaping, pus-rid-
den, infected wound that is on
baseball right now. Pick it off
and the true problems rises to
the surface ... $$money$$ ...
And ...
Wait... it kind of begins and
ends there doesn't it...? Let's
see if we can break this down ...
What are the problems with
baseball right now?
1) The big markets far
outspend the small markets for
talent, rendering teams like
Montreal and Minnesota into
minor league teams.
2) Everyone needs a new
ballpark to stay competitive.
Higher priced talent means you
need more seats and luxury
boxes, all at higher prices than
last year. Just in this off-sea-
son, grandstand ticket prices at
Fenway Park jumped nearly
100% from $12 to $30. That's
just to pay for Manny Ramirez.
3) RESPECT. The attitude that
"Ifl'm as good as you say I am,
then I have to make more than
almost anyone else on earth."
I could go on and on, but you
get the idea.
Now the typical New York at-
titude is that "It's not our fault
no else can afford our talent.
Screw the small market teams,
let them fold." Gee, let's not be
too egocentric.
Let's examine what happens if
small market teams start to fold.
First, the league median salary
will shoot through the roof. Ok,
big deal you might say. The
problem is that that will make the
humungous salaries of the
Hampton's, Jeter's, Ramirez's,
and the Rodriguez's the norm.
That will really become a prob-
lem in at most 7 years from now
when A-Rod has to remain the
highest paid player in the game
regardless of who he plays for
and what his skills are like by
then. Other players are certainly
going to demand A-Rod like
contracts. Who in their right
mind wouldn't? We can only
have one highest paid player at
a time, so who's going to start
shooting for second-highest
paid next off-season?
Nobody loves baseball more
than me, but it sickens me to
look at the long-term implica-
tions of this financial downward
spiral baseball is stuck in. As
much as it would hurt, the game
needs the owners to have a lock-
out. Maybe we'd lose the sea-
son, but its better than the in-
evitable collapse baseball is
rushing headlong toward.
Prices can only go so high be-
fore fans stop going. Baseball
should take a lesson from the
NBA, and try to stop itself now.
Hasn't anyone noticed the
largely empty arenas in the
NBA? The tickets are sold, but
no one can afford to actually go.
For many Americans baseball
is a way of life, and it seems to
be going to the way of the 8-
N ehr sets new school standard
Staff Writer
Prior to the St. Valentine's In-
vitational in Boston, junior Mike
Nehr had never run faster than
8:40 in the 3000-meterrun. Prior
to the St. Valentine's Invita-
tional, Nehr had not qualified for
the IC4A track championships.
On Saturday, however, he did
both, and he broke a school
record in the process.
With a time of 8:24.64, Nehr
met the IC4A qualifying stan-
dard and beat his previous per-
sonal best by 16 seconds, in
addition to shattering Mike
Melfi's ('99) 3000m record by
three seconds.
"Mike's race was nothing
short of remarkable in that he
trimmed so much time off his
previous best and the fact that
easily qualified for IC4As,"
men's coach Pete Colaizzo said.
"To get Melfi 's school record is
significant because [Melfi] was
one of the best runners in
school history."
another school record set-
ting performance, sophomore
Chris Mccloskey broke his own
school record in the 1 OOOm, with
a time of 2:30.85. McCloskey
barely missed the IC4A qualify-
ing standard of 2:30.00, but
could have another opportunity
to qualify if the team attends a
last chance meet at Seton Hall
later this season.
"Chris just came up short of
qualifying, but his time is still
an outstanding one and bodes
well for him in upcoming meets,"
Colaizzo said. "The 1000 is a
tricky event because it's kind of
in the no-man's land between
the 800 and the mile. Chris is
getting the hang of the race,
and by doing that, he is improv-
ing his ability to race strongly
in both the 800 and the mile."
At the Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference (MAAC) meet this
weekend, McCloskey will be
competing in four events: the
mile, the 800m, the distance
medley relay and the 4x400-
meter relay.
"We're looking for Chris to be
the workhorse of the team at the
conference meet," Colaizzo said.
"The indoor championships are
always tough for us because the
eveI)tS we are strong in are the
deepest in the conference. All
we can do is our very best and
hope to get as many points as
we can," Colaizzo said.
In the women's races at Bos-
ton, Kate Pieper ran 60.54 in the
400m. According to women's
coach Phil Kelly, Pieper should
be a scorer in the open 400m at
the MAAC meet, as well as the
anchor leg of the 4x400m relay
team, which could score in the
top three.
Showing good form after an
injury plagued cross-country
season, freshman Sarah Greklek
ran 2:29.64 in the 800m. Sopho-
more Susan Golden fell just short
of the ECAC qualifying stan-
dard (2: 14.40) in the 800, with a
"[Golden] should win the 800
at MAACs and qualify for the
ECAC championships. She'll
also anchor a solid DMR, which
will also place in the top three,"
Kelly said.
In the distance races, fresh-
man Jenn Rosenblatt ran a per-
sonal best of 10:25.54 in the
3000m and junior Liza
Grudzinski finished with a time
of 10:54.48. Kelly expects both
Rosenblatt and Grudzinski to be
scorers in the distance races at
the MAAC championships.
With several key athletes ei-
ther sick or injured heading into
this weekend's championship
meet, Kelly said the healthy per-
formers have an extra burden,
but are ready to do what is nec-
essary to bring the team to a
solid finish.
PHOTO CREDIT ,Carlisle Stockton
Stephanie Del Preore has led Marist in scoring three games in a row.
Gail Strumpf, who totaled 14
points and 13 rebounds.
Del Preore continued her im-
pressive play by tallying a team-
high 16 points off of the bench.
Tift also contributed in a big
way, registering 12 points and
eight rebounds in the loss.
Marie Fusci added an additional
15 points, followed by Kerry
Sullivan who tallied 12 points.
Nina Vecchio contributed with
three points as well as nine as-
Lamb noted how the play of
Del Preore and Tift has helped
the team in its stretch run.
"They're doing great for us on
offense," said Lamb. "We need
to score in the 70's to win games
and they're helping us to do
that. Sarah has come a long way
since the beginning and Steph
(Del Preore) keeps gaining more
confidence with every game as
a freshman."
Having two players of the cali-
ber of Del Preore and Tift is im-
portant to the Red Foxes, ac-
cording to Lamb. Not only does
it make the Marist bench deeper,
but also it gives the team two
more offensive weapons that
can be used.
"It let's us know that if some-
one is having a bad night, there
will be somebody else to pick
them up," said Lamb.
The women now own a 6-17
overall record and a 5-9-confer-
ence record. With the final four
contests remaining, the Red
Foxes are in a good position to
enter the conference tourna-
ment with the sixth seed, accord-
ing to Lamb.
"Ideally, we would like to fin-
ish sixth in the conference and
there is a good chance of us
doing so," said Lamb. "If we go
4-0 we can finish higher, but we
"Sarah [Tift] has
come a long way
since the beginning,
and Steph [Del
Preore] keeps gain-
ing more confidence
with every game as a
Kristin Lamb
Women's head coach
still have to go through the top
two teams in the conference."
The Red Foxes will host Siena
on Feb. 17. The Saints are in
first place in the MAAC with a
14-1 record. The team also owns
an 18-5 overall record.
The team will then travel to
Jersey City, NJ, to face St.
Peter's. The Peahens (13-9, 8-6)
stand in fourth place in the
MAAC. The Red Foxes won the
first meeting of the season on
Feb. 1.
Both teams will be aching for
a victory in this game and both
teams have an edge, according
to Lamb.
"We know we can beat them,"
said Lamb. "But they want to
get back at us and win too. We
have to play well on the road."
After this issue of The Circle
went to print, the women's bas-
ketball team hosted Manhattan
on Feb. 14. Results were un-
known at the time the paper was
completed, but results of the
game can be found on,
the offi-
cial website ofMarist athletics.

That's a Fact
Sabrina Vallery cur-
rently ranks fifth on the
women's all-time scoring
list, just 30 points out of
FEBRUARY 15, 2001
They Said
"In my years of coach-
ing, [Sabrina Vallery]
has probably been the
hardest worker I've ever
been associated with." -
Kristin Lamb
Men's basketball drops pair in Buffalo
Staff Writer
Plagued by slow starts and a
lack of big plays down the
stretch, the Marist College
men's basketball team dropped
a pair of conference road games
this past week.
On Saturday, the Red Foxes
dropped a tense two-point de-
cision to the Canisius Golden
Griffins, losing by a final scort<
of 70-68. That loss was pre-
ceded by a 68-60 loss on Thurs-
day night at the hands of the
Niagara Purple Eagles. The two
losses leave the team with a 9-5
record in the Metro Atlantic
Athletic Conference (MAAC)
and a 14-10 record overall.
"We have to put this behind
us and start gearing up for the
stretch run," said head coach
Dave Magarity. "We wanted to
win both of these games, we
would have been happy with a
we did not want to drop
the'l'noofil. It happened though,
and we just have to fight
through it."
Marist was not without its
chances on Saturday, as they
had two to opportunities to tie
game in the final seconds. Down
by three with time running
down, guard Nick Eppehimer
was fouled on a three-point at-
tempt with just 5.9 seconds re-
maining. Needing all three free
throws to tie, Eppehimer missed
the first. After hitting the sec-
ond, Eppehimer's third attempt
missed, but the rebound even-
tually came to junior point guard
Sean Kennedy, whose jumper
missed at the buzzer, sending
the Red Foxes home losers.
"Nick is a tremendous free-
throw shooter and I was confi-
dent that he would make them,
but that really is a tough spot
for anyone to have to be in,"
said Magarity.
Canisius's Jon Ferris had put
the Griffs up by three with 21.5
seconds remaining by hitting a
pair of clutch foul shots.
It was a game of runs, as
Canisius busted out to a 21-5
lead before Marist closed the
gap with a 16-3 spurt of their
"They were really playing with
their back against the wall and
we came out like we were sleep- ·
walking," said Magarity.
Canisius, lead by the play of
Richard Hampton and Tory
Jefferson, responded with an-
other run, this one of the 11-2
variety, to take a 12-point lead
into the half before Marist
fought back again. The Red
Foxes were led by a 19-point and
eight rebound effort from senior
forward Donald Vale.
With the game tied and under
two minutes left in game, Marist
center Matt Tullis .appeared to
negate a basket by taking a
charge that would have given
the Red Foxes the ball and a
chance for the lead. The offi-
cials, however, ruled a blocking
foul on Tullis, which not only
was the junior's fifth foul, but
more importantly, the resulting
three-point play gave the Griffs
a lead they would not relinquish.
"We saw it clearly on film and
clearly at the time, and it was
not a charge," said Magarity.
"At no point did Tullis move his
feet. It was an awful call. That
doesn't give us an excuse,
though. You have to find ways
to win on the road and we
On Thursday, Feb. 8, the Red
Foxes took on Niagara and once
again fell behind early, entering
the half facing a 39-28 deficit.
They could not recover this time,
however, as they never got
closer than five in the second
"We didn't do anything well
in that game," said Magarity.
"We didn't shoot well, we gave
up too much easy stuff on de-
fense, and we were never able
to get control of the game."
Rhossi Carron and Tremmel
Darden paced the Purple Eagles
by scoring 14 points apiece.
Marist was lead offensively by
the bench scoring of Sherman
Whittenburg who poured in 18
A growing concern for Marist
is the lingering injury problems ·
for senior forward Drew
Samuels, who was once again
only a shell of his former self in
the two losses.
"He is still limping around
pretty noticeably," said
Magarity. "He is not even half
PHOTO CREDIT/Carlisle Stockton
Donald Vale tallied 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday at Canisius.
of what he used to be before the
injury. It is a difficult situation
because you want to try to work
him back but he really has not
been able to do much during the
Marist travels to Rider today
to take on the Broncs before re-
turning home on Sunday to
square off against the St. Peter's
CIRCLE PHOTO /Tracy Miller
Men's and women's swimming look to defend their championships this weekend at Loyola College.
Staff Writer
As both the men's and
women's swimming and diving
teams head to Loyola College
compete in the Metro Atlan-
tic Athletic Conference
(MAAC) Championships, both
teams are looking to repeat their
championship performances
from last year.
The men are going into the
event as clear favorites. They
are currently undefeated and
show no signs of slowing down.
They will be trying to win their
sixth consecutive MAAC Cham-
pionship behind the senior lead-
ership of captain Andrew
Knutton and Keith Nichols.
Both seniors are ranked first in
the events that they will be
swimming in.
In fact, the men's
team is ranked first in eleven dut
of the sixteen single events and
ranked first in all five oftheteam
Men's Head Coach Larry Van
Wagner will not allpw his team
to get a big head about their
... see SWIMMING, 10

More women on
campus than ever.
What does this mean
for Marist? See pg. 4
Drew Samuels and
the Red Fox seniors
play final home
game Saturday
night. pg.10
Volume 54 Issue 12
D . .:
Marist debaters move· on to Cornell
debate tournament semifinals
Editor's Note: The following is a
Marist first-year students
in Kenya, Gamrat and Liwacz
press release from the Mariost
Jacqueline Gamrat and Helaine
were able to defeat the Penn
College Debate Team.
Liwacz rocketed to the semi-
State team. In the
"Life with Judy Garland:
Me and My Shadows"
Sun, Feb 25, 9 PM, ABC
finals of the Cornell Debate
quarterfinals, the Marist
Tournament on February 9-11.
debaters faced a West Point
Competing in an extremely tough team who were ranked second
pool of 25 teams from schools
at the tournament. In the
like NYU, Columbia University,
upset victory, Liwacz and
Penn State, University of
Gamrat were able to defeat the
Rochester, and West Point, the
West Point debaters' argu-
Marist Red Foxes were able to
ments and win a 2-1 decision.
rack up a .500 record. Clearing to Advancing to the semi-finals,
the elimination rounds (and
the Marist squad faced the
beating out fellow Marist
top-ranked West Point team
Tue, Feb 27, 8 PM, Comedy
Debaters Aaron Frechette and
who was the reigning
"The Andy Dick Show"
Wed, Feb 28, 8 PM, MTV
.. .for more, see On TV with
Mike Thompson,pg. 9
Heather Terkelson by a single
champions. Unfortunately,
point), Liwacz and Gamrat faced
the Red Foxes were defeated
a highly-ranked Penn State team
in the semi-final round by a
in the octo-finals (top 16 teams).
well-argued West Point team.
Defending their affirmative
case about women's health care
... See
FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Meet the Student Body
Presidential candidates
With Student Government As-
sociation elections coming up,
it is important to not only vote,
but to be an educated voter.
This year, SGA has two candi-
dates for its highest office and
biggest race: student body
president. The candidates are
Eric Deabill and Kevin Hogan.
Eric Deabill is a junior Com-
munications (radio!fV/film) ma-
jor with a political science mi-
nor from Ellington, CT. He has
been involved in SGA since his
freshmen year, when he worked
on the Student Academic and
Student Programming Councils.
He has since been elected resi-
dent senator and served as the
student life secretary for two
years. This year, he is the chair-
person for Safety and Security,
and a co-chair of Unity Day.
In addition to SGA, Eric is in-
volved in Campus Ministry,
The Circle,
tion Arts Society, and the Po-
litical Science club. He is Presi-
dent of the Society of Profes-
sional Journalists, Chairperson
of Religious Studies Committee,
and a resident assistant in
Marian Hall.
The main theme of Deabill' s
candidacy is the catchphrase
that appears on his posters: Ex-
perience, Leadership, Action.
His main goals are to bring re-
spect back to the SGA office,
make sure students are informed
of what is going on, and to en-
courage students to take action
for themselves.
"A constant problem on this
campus is the fact that people
have legitimate concerns that
need to be addressed, but they
only say them to their friends
and never bring them to the
proper channels," Deabill said
"By showing students that
SGA does take action will hope-
fully cause students to under-
stand that we are here to listen,
help, and find solutions. In fact,
it's our job! Students don't un-
derstand the power and impor-
tance their voice is in the
administration's eyes. Next
year, they will know."
Kevin Hogan is a junior Busi-
ness Management major from
Kenilworth, NJ.
Hogan's involvement in SGA
began when he was elected
president of his class, Class of
2002, and has since been twice
re-elected. He has served as
chair of the Academic Incentive
Committee, Participated
Day, founded
in the
Cabaret, and organized his
class's ring ceremony and fresh-
man class barbeque.
On campus he is involved in
intramural softball and basket-
As a candidate for the SGA's
highest office, Hogan has many
goals that are as lofty as the
position he is seeking. He
would like to continue to
strengthen relations between
Marist students and administra-
tion and work on a new parking
policy. In addition, he wants to
explore new Cabaret prices,
continue to increase the qual-
ity of food in cafeteria,
strengthen clubs and classes on
campus, and change guest pass
Despite any past bad reputa-
tion that SGA may have ac-
quired, Hogan said he is not
"I'm looking forward to
changing the way students look
at SGA," Hogan said. "Recently,
SGA has been perceived as not
working for the students. I want
to change that perception."
One of Hogan's major assets
is his experience and determi-
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Community ..................... 2
Features ......................... 4
Opinion .......................... 6
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FEBRUARY 22, 2001
glided thro
and touched down at 12:33
p.m., 13 daysafterliftingoff·
for the international space
station. During the mission,
the five astronauts deliv-
ered and installed a
$1.4 bil-
lion laboratory that is con-
sidered the most sophisti-
cated research module ever
to fly in space.
mates at a prison in Sao
Paulo rioted and took
guards hostage on Tues-
day, just a day after police
quelled Brazil's biggest-
ever uprising at other pris-
ons, police said. Authori-
ties said 800 rioting inmates
held seven guards hostage
at a prison in Pirajui, which
is located in the interior of
Sao Paulo. The inmates re-
fused to return to their cells
from their daily sunbathing
time. The isolated incident
came one day after police
put down the most wide-
spread revolt in the history
of Brazil's overcrowded
prisons, which tore
through 29 prisons in
wealthy and populous Sao
Paulo, involving 20,000
off in

Also attending the tournament
were Junior-Varsity debaters
Scott Perrell and Kristin
DeCrescenzi. They went 2-4,
taking tough losses against the
University of Vermont and the
University of Rochester. They
did upset a team from the Uni-
versity of Vermont, who would
go on to the semi-finals of the
tournament. Aaron Frechette
and Heather Terkelsen used
their communication skills to go
3-3 and place 17th, one spot
away from the elimination
Terkelsen and
Frechette defeated Penn State
teams several times and lost a
pair of tough debates to the
University of Rochester.
Terkelsen was honored by the
Cornell University Forensic So-
ciety when she was recognized
as the 15th best speaker at the
This weekend, the Red Foxes
go to compete at the Eastern Re-
gional Championships at Bos-
ton College.
Student body
present views,
cont'dfrompg. 1
"I have been the 2002 Class
President for three years,"
Hogan said. "I have seen great
Student Body Presidents and
Student Body Presidents that
did not understand the typical
Marist student. I will be a Stu-
dent Body President that under-
stands the wants and needs of
the students. I will stop at noth-
ing to increase their happiness
at this college.
"I thank everyone who is sup-
porting me now and will be sup-
porting me at the election
elected, I hope I will
win over the students that did
not support me. My goal is to
unite students and give them an
opportunity to let their voices
be heard."
Voting takes place next week.
In addition to this race, there will
also be elections for class offic-
ers and resident senators.
Voting Schedule:
Monday, February 26
lOa.m. -2p.m. Dyson
3p.m. -7p.m. Student Center
10a.m.- 2p.m. Dyson
3p.m.-7p.m. Student Center
Wednesday, February
Oa.m.- 2p.m. Student Cen-
3p.m.- 7p.m: Student Center
Student Government Association
Andrew Linden
Chief Finance Officer
Hometown: Devon, PA
Major: Business
Concentration: Finance and Human Resources
Minor: Accounting
Marist Housing: Old Townhouses
Year at Marist: Senior

FEBRUARY 22, 2001
No longer an endangered
women on campus
Fruits of the feminist movement have led to explosion off emales in college
by Ann Metz
Staff Writer
Although everyone has heard
of female discrimination, males
are increasingly becoming vic-
tims of gender bias.
When the women's movement
began almost 100 years ago, its
founders hoped that one-day
women would attain equal sta-
tus with men. Women were not
only forbidden to vote or own
property of any kind, but they
were also expected to marry as
soon as they came of age, and
give birth to as many children
as possible. The life of a woman,
even as recent as half a century
ago, remained intertwined with
that of a man.
In the 1950s and early 1960s,
the prevalent joke on college
campuses was the so-called
"MRS Degree." Women did not
attend college to become edu-
..... cated but instead came to tie the
"""'-{ -knot and settle down.
In the 1970s, after years of
fighting for government legis-
lation and following the publi-
cation of such influential books
as "The Feminine Mystique",
the old ideas began to change.
Women started to climb the lad-
der of social mobility. They
moved into the workforce and
came to college, not on husband
hunting quests, but on odys-
seys of increasing intellectual
awareness. This change, while
beneficial to women in most
parts of the world, has arguably
come at a costly price for young
According to Anne
Hendershott, a Professor of So-
ciology at the University of San
Diego, less than 45 percent of
the undergraduates in the
United States are men. At pri-
vate institutions, the ratio is
even more startling. For every
one male student, there are at
least two female students.
In 1996, the Department of
Education reported that there
were 8.4 million women enrolled
in colleges across the country,
compared with 6.7 million men.
According to San Diego
Union-Tribune, if the current
trend continues, by the year
2007, it is expected that the num-
ber of women attending college
will increase to 9.2 million and
the number of men will be 6.9
How does this trend effect
male students? The federal gov-
ernment has forced colleges to
cut men's sports programs, in-
stead of adding women's pro-
grams, in order to meet new fed-
eral gender equity laws, said
Title IX Requirements. In 1999,
Brigham Young University, the
University of New Mexico, and
Miami of Ohio eliminated sev-
eral men's sports teams, includ-
ing wrestling.
The disparity in treatment be-
tween men and women extends
beyond the elimination of sports
According to Elliot Stein,
president of Men Against Dis-
crimination, the largest gradu-
ate education program at North-
eastern University has a special
program focused on mentoring
and helping female engineers.
There is no such correlating
program for male students in the
same field of study, he said.
Recently, a group of adminis-
trators gathered at Goucher Col-
lege to discuss some of the rea-
sons why there is a growing
gender disparity on college
campuses across the nation.
Many men are taking jobs that
pay well and don't require a col-
lege degree.
Professor Henderschott said,
"the more likely reason for the
disappearing males on.campus
has much more to do with the
diminishing role of the male in
society. It's a bad time to be a
boy in America. From their first
days in elementary school, boys
are resented, both as the un-
fairly privileged sex and as ob-
stacles on the path to gender
justice for girls."
According to The San Diego
Union-Tribune, by the twelfth
grade, boys are much more likely
to appear on dropout lists and
four times as likely not to do
So what about male students
here at Marist College? In 2001
there are 4,800 students located
on the main campus. Accord-
ing to Marist College, about
55% of these students are fe-
male and 45% are male. Al-
though these numbers are about
equal, one can still see that the
national tendency to have a
higher number of girls to guys
Some have argued that the
deluge of women into universi-
ties will have the unwelcome ef-
fect of depreciating the value of
college diplomas.
the trend
continues, and university stud-
ies are then identified as a
"woman thing," those with de-
grees will no longer have the up-
per hand in job interviews, and
such.What to do about this is-
sue? Some colleges have pro-
posed setting separate stan-
dards of admissions for females
and males. In some institutes
of higher learning, there is al-
ready an "affirmative action"
policy in place for males.
Photo courtesy of
Females find a place on campus.
But will this work? The ques-
tion remains how to achieve
equality without reducing the
work of almost a century and a
half of persistent, patient
Ann Metz is a sopho-
more, majoring in English.
She is currently a member of
the Literary Arts Society, and
enjoys writing for the paper.
The month of February commemorates Black IUstory
African-American contributions to history and society celebrated and revered
by Jaclyn Jacobsen
Features Editor
For many of us, the mention of
'February' brings to mind
chocolate candies and sugary
However, one other important
distinction should be brought
to notice: February is "Black
History Month," a time in which
all Americans are invited to ex-
plore the many facets of Afri-
can-American history, and are
encouraged to acknowledge the
many contributions made by
black Americans.
"Black History Month" has its
origins as far back as the 1920s,
when a certain Dr. Carter G.
Woodson, himself an African-
American, established "Negro
History Week." Dr. Woodson,
the son of former slaves, had
worked in the Kentucky
coalmines for much of his
youth, and enrolled in the local
high school at the age of 20.
Graduating in a mere two years,
he would eventually go on to
earn his doctorate degree from
Harvard University.
Dr. Woodson was perplexed
by the lack of mention of Afri-
can-Americans in history text-
books and documents, and was
determined to secure their place
in American history by calling
attention to their many contri-
butions to society. With this
lofty goal in mind, he formed, in
1915, the "Study of Negro Life
and History."
In 1916, Dr. Woodson estab-
lished the "Journal of Negro
History." Both these organiza-
tions would eventually lead into
his next project, the declaration
of "Negro History Week." He
chose a week in February that
contained the birthday of both
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick
Going Greek with style: A spotlight on Alpha Kappa Psi
Business-f ocused f raternity seeks to recruit members, aid community
by Jason Shaw
Staff Writer
you have been keeping
your eyes open on the way to
class, you have probably no-
ticed the signs in several of the
buildings on campus asking
you to become a part of Alpha
Kappa Psi, the business frater-
nity. You may have asked your-
self: What exactly is a business
fraternity, and would it be the
fraternity for me?
Well, let's see if we can an-
swer your questions. Alpha
Kappa Psi targets those who are
pursuing careers in business,
information systems, public re-
lations, advertising, and other
related fields. "We're a group of
people with a common ground,"
said Alpha Kappa Psi President
Stephanie Koutsares. "This is
where people with common ca-
reer goals can get together."
Together, these people attend
a variety of business-related
seminars, listen to guest speak-
ers, and even talk to alumni that
come back to share their knowl-
edge of the working world. In
Alpha Kappa Psi, no one is
alone in his or her hunt for a
good job.
And if you are getting the
impression that the fraternity is
all about job hunting and career
goals, think again-Alpha Kappa
Psi also does its part in helping
out the local community. Every
semester, the Alpha Kappa Psi
members band together for one
major community service
project. Past projects have in-
cluded Meals on Wheels and
volunteering at the Mills Man-
sion. This semester, they will be
a putting on an Easter celebra-
tion at the Poughkeepsie Galle-
ria for a group of young chil-
You can also be a part of in-
ternational organization by
pledging Alpha Kappa Psi-ever
since the frat was created at
New York University, chapters
have sprung up all over the
world. There are chapters from
here to California; in fact, there
are twelve chapters in the North-
east alone. Presently, there is a
chapter opening up in England.
Overall, Alpha Kappa Psi is
an excellent fraternity for any-
one following the business
tract. They offer you the knowl-
edge you need to get ahead in
the business world, and in-
volvement in the frat gives you
an upper edge on your resume.
In addition, you can meet plenty
of people with similar interests
and can even do some good in
the community while you are at
it. Currently, the fraternity con-
sists of 25 members and 9
pledges. Each semester brings
a new pledge class and two rush
periods. Anyone interested in
becoming a part of Alpha Kappa
Psi can e-mail them at or leave a
phone-mail message at x7103.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Koutsares
Alpha Kappa Psi members gather at their winter semiformal.

FEBRUARY 22, 2001
From 4
men in Black History.
In 1976, the United States
Government officially pro-
claimed the month of February
as "Black History Month." Feb-
ruary was again chosen in fol-
lowing with Woodson's "Negro
History Week," and also be-
cause many black achievements
have occurred during the month
of February.
WE. B. du Bois, a civil rights
leader and co-founder of the
NAACP, was born on February
23, 1868. The Fifteenth Amend-
ment to the Constitution, which
officially gave African-Ameri-
cans the right to vote, was
passed on February 3, 1870.
In 1870, on February 25, the
United States Senate witnessed
Hiram Revels becoming the first
black American to serve as
Senator. On February 12, 1909,
the NAACP (National Associa-
tion for the Advancement of
Colored Peoples) was founded
in New York City. On February
1, 1960, black students staged
one of the more famous protests
during the civil rights move-
ment, by organizing a sit-in at
the local Woolworth lunch
counter. On the twenty-first of
February in 1965, Malcolm X, a
great promoter of Black Nation-
alism, was shot and killed.
"Black History Month" is also
designed to call attention to the
many important African-Ameri-
can figures whose contributions
have positively affected Ameri-
can society. People such as
Paul Robeson , George Wash-
ington Carver, and Wilma
Rudolph are all prominent fig-
ures in "Black History Month."
Marist College and the Black
Student Union have also done
its share to promote "Black His-
tory Month" on campus. From
showing films such as "Medgar
Evers" and "Introducing Dor-
othy Dandridge", to inviting
guest speakers such as Booker
Coleman to address the stu-
dents, they have worked hard
to retain the true meaning of
Black History Month and fur-
ther educate others of African-
American achievement.
for Student
Bcx:ly President!! ! !
Editorial Response: Smoking in dorms permissible
by Jaclyn Jacobsen
Features Editor
Yes, cigarettes are bad for you.
Yes, they can (and just might)
cancer imagin-
able . .., ·Afid forget about how
they make you smell like smoke-
stacks. But all these arguments
aside, it remains your choice
whether you smoke or not. Fol-
lowing in this fashion, I believe
it is every student's right to be
able to smoke in his or her own
Recent occurrences
on college campuses (i.e. the
Seton Hall disaster) have led the
general public to look down
upon the idea of allowing stu-
dents the freedom to 'light up'
in the dorms. However, in-
stances such as that are indeed
rare, and should not be seen as
the inevitable occurrence of al-
lowing students this freedom.
College has long been
held as the training ground for
adult life. Thus, just as students
will have the opportunity to
smoke in their own residences
in the real world, they should
be able to make the same deci-
sions while at college. Granted,
the dorms and townhouses are
technically the college's prop-
erty and not the students. How-
ever, this aspect of 'non-own-
ershi p' may contribute to a
greater sense of responsibility
of the student, who will then be
more careful when enjoying a
cigarette, or even lighting a
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poem of tile Week
Hy Chri.sdna lFU.nk
Beautiful glistening, radiant metal
Caressing my skin
It's brilliance creeps into my soul
Sending cold, vibrant chills down my spine
It's mystical power fills me with strength
and fear
Reflections of life dance on it's edges
As my grip to the handle squeezes tighter
Boiling blood rushed through my veins
To greet the protruding point of darkness
Your Dally Horoscope
You may
feel like
somebody's looking over your
shoulder. You're being pushed
something new. What
you've been doing hasn't
worked. That complainer could
be you.
Are too many demands
being put on your time? You
need a partner. Somebody
who'll draw attention away
from you while you figure out
what to do next.
Begin popular is won-
derful, but you might start to
feel hassled. Be careful with
your resources, such as time,
money and energy. Don't make
promises you can't keep.
You're in a good mood
initially, but then you'll start
running into obstacles. You
used to think you were pretty
smart, but today you might
You're contemplating
great philosophical truths. You
may even be in an argument
with another person. Why not
take the night off? You may
find the answer in your dreams.
You're going from ana-
lytical to emotional. That could
explain your strange mood
swings. You're not losing any
powers; you're actually gain-
ing some.
You don't have enough
of a necessity to do what you'd
like for somebody else. Why
not offer to take care of a chore
that has an older person sty-
You're anxious to get out
of town. A serious bout of
spring fever hits hard. Get as
much finished as possible now
so you can
something new
You've been working
your fingers to the bone for the
past few days. Are you getting
burned out?
If you get some-
body to help, take care. Watch
that person like a hawk .
You'd like to stay home
and fix up your place, but first
you have to do the homework.
Don't get bogged down in pa-
pers, but do look at the options.
Money's been on your
mind, with good reason. You
have money coming
in, but it's
not steady.
If you add a couple
of new skills to your repertoire,
you might make your life easier.
You're gaining in
strength. You may have to
stand your ground against a
direct assault. Don't let others
control you. Let them know
you can only be pushed so far.

FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Scott Neville
Managing Editor
Matt Daigle
Opinion Editor
Ben Brenkert
the student newspaper of marist college
Lisa Burke
Chris Knudtsen
Brendan McGurk
News Editor
Jimbo Maritato
E Editor
Mike Ferraro
Sports Editor
Mike Thompson
Head Copy Editor
Melanie Rago
Business Manager
Jaclyn Jacobsen
Features Editor
Asst. Opinion Editor
Ed Williams
Asst. Managing Editor
Peter Palmieri
Asst. Sports Editor
Editorial Assistants-
Lainey Nadeau, Alexis Scarpinato, Katherine Slauta, Jen Weintz
Faculty Advisor-
G. Modele Clarke
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Staff Writer
I'm going to be honest with
you. I cannot dance. There, I said
it, and I feel a lot better now,
thank you.
I cannot dance, no matter how
hard I try. I can't do modern
dance and I can't do formal
dance. I can't even muster the
coordination for one square
You good dancers are prob-
ably reading this piece while
chuckling to yourself, "You
gotta try man. You just gotta get
out there and feel the rhythm,
. yeah baby." Well, to those of you
who are rhythmically inclined, I
want to say that I have tried to
feel the rhythm.
It is just that I've
concluded that it is a hopeless
endeavor. I've now been rel-
egated to throwing my helpless
body in every direction possible,
praying that at least one extrem-
ity, possibly two, will find the
This risque style of dancing
does have its drawbacks. Once I
was so involved in my pursuit
of rhythm that several onlook-
ers on the dance floor weren't
sure if they should give me "mad
props" or call the EMT. Appar-
ently they thought I was having
a seizure.
And talk about bad dancing,
what's Michael Flatley's deal? He
is, of course, the "Lord of the
Dance". That's a pretty bold
statement, wouldn't you say?
The Lord Jesus walked on wa-
ter, and Flatley is the Lord of the
Dance, simply because he
dances like an armless lepre-
chaun on PCP? How did he get
this title? Was there a nation-
wide vote that I missed? I want
some answers here!
Perhaps God proclaimed it
Himself. Perhaps I just hap-
pened to miss that passage in
the Bible.
And God spoke to Michael.
"Michael, I have created the
Earth, the sky, the wind and the
water. In fact, everything you
see I have created. But try as I
might, I just cannot seem to get
busy on the dance floor. So take
this kilt, take these pointy
shoes, the kind that the lucky
charm guy wears-oh how I love
him ... and teach the world to
dance! You are the Lord of the
Somehow I seriously doubt
Let me give you a little advice
in case you ever find yourself
sharing the dance floor with a
bad dancer. Don't ever, ever
give a bad dancer a compliment!
I mean it; I am being perfectly
serious now. Let me explain why.
When you give a bad dancer a
compliment it gives him or her a
false sense of security. He starts
taking chances, and believe me,
you don't want a bad dancer to
take chances. He starts moving
in this funky body heave. The
facial expression has turned to
severe pain like they're dancing
on rusty nails.
If you see this
happening to your friend, do
them a favor. Call the EMT.
nothing else, maybe they can
get them to cool down a little.
you see Lee Orthmann trying
to get into McCoy's, stop him.
He has consumed to much of
something, and feels the urge
to dance.
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Asst. Managing Editor
On Feb. 15th, instead of de-
vouring a pint of Ben and Jerry's
ice cream or munching on a bag
of potato chips in the Cabaret,
students were listening to the
music of six different bands that
Marist has to offer.
Six bands competed in the
contest that
Sam Hill won last
year. Joining
Sam Hill this year
The Attention, Pound of
Flesh, What
F. ....
g Ian Guy,
Busticate, and CJPW.
The Attention got things
started, but unlike their name
would suggest, they didn't
catch the attention of too many
audience members. The apa-
thetic crowd was treated to an
impressive opening instrumen-
tal number, but they failed to
follow it up with any crowd in-
teraction. The unanimated band
continued with another original
song, but the vocals were not
up to par, and the crowd re-
mained silent throughout the
rest of their set.
_£,ound of Flesh followed with
different hardcore/
death metal sound. They did a
better job of grabbing the atten-
tion of the audience thanks to
the moshing fans that they
brought with them rather than
their musical prowess. During
songs such
''L'o\.e of my Life"
and "My Crippled Existence"
only random words were audible
as screaming and yelling pre-
vailed over singing.
Pound of
Flesh has been together for four
months and are influenced by
the Albany hardcore scene. The
band members include Daniel
Hoder on vocals, Gabe Kniffen
on bass, Ian Shelhamer on
drums and Marist's own Chris
Young on guitar.
The different musical styles
continued as
What Fu ..... g Ian
Guy played various covers for
the audience. Nick Foster, who
played guitar and supplied the
vocals forthe band, said, "We're
not a real band. We only started
Monday." The band played hits
such as "Should I Stay or Should
I Go" by
The Clash and "Baby
One More Time" by Britney
Spears. The band displayed
great crowd interaction and the
audience started to liven up a
bit. Steve Marcarelli played
bass and Pat Brodfuehrer played
drums. "These were the only
songs all three ofus knew," said
Foster regarding the band's
song selection.
Sam Hill picked things up a
couple of notches, as they were
the next band in the competi-
tion. The defending champions
showed why they won last year
as they got the crowd going
with an instrumental version of
"Billy Jean" by Michael Jackson
while introducing themselves.
The band showed excellent
crowd interaction and seemed
genuinely happy to be there
whereas some of the bands
looked nervous or just plain
bored. Sam Hill also treated the
audience to some original songs
including an awesome instru-
mental called "Horse." They
closed their set with a cover of
Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in
the Wall" that got them a rous-
ing ovation.
The band is comprised of Tim
Solomon on guitar and vocals,
Chris Mathews on bass, Vinny
Commiso on drums and Steve
Simon on keyboard. All of the
members are seniors at Marist.
Solomon enjoyed this year's
event even more than last year's.
the planet Returnia
This week I find myself filled
with a feeling of childhood glee.
I didn't win the lottery, I'm not
the next student body president
and no, I didn't get lucky. But
none of that really matters be-
cause one of my fondest young
memories has returned. That's
right kids- He-Man is back.
As the biggest Masters of the
Universe fan I have ever known
I was initially upset that the
news had gotten past me. I cur-
rently own every He-Man fig-
ure ever released in the United
States. Up until recently the
only two figures I did not own
were Laser Power He-Man and
Laser-light Skeletor which were
released only in Spain and Italy;
both fetch upwards of five hun-
dred dollars. To be able to say
that I own every piece in the
Masters of the Universe collec-
tion thirteen years after the fig-
ures went out of production has
been something of a bragging
right for me. However, it seems
that I am on the hunt once again.
In January, Mattel Inc. issued
the first ten figures of its Mas-
ters of the Universe Retro Reis-
sue Assortment. Among the
first heroes to catch a boat back
from the Island of Misfit Toys
are He-Man and his comrades
Man-At-Arms and Teela. The
evil Skeletor also returns to
store shelves with his hench-
men Faker, Trap Jaw, Mer Man,
Tri-KJops, and Evil-Lyn. These
figures are all difficult to come
by at this point as only 15,000
the He-Man and Skeletorfig-
ures were produced. The more
minor characters are more lim-
ited with a run of 10,000 figures
per character. This month
Mattel has released boxed-sets
of He-Man and Battlecat and
Skeletor and Panthor. These
boxed-sets are still available at
MARITATO/Thlt Circle
Further proof of my refusal
to relinquish my childhood
The story behind these reis-
sues is actually rather intrigu-
ing. The original molds for the
figures were lost and the origi-
nal designs for the mini-comics
that were included with each
figure were destroyed. In order
to recreate the figures Mattel
looked to sellers on Ebay and
purchased as many mint-condi-
tion figures and comics as pos-
sible. New molds were then cre-
ated from the figures and the
comics were reproduced using
computer-imaging technology.
The original packaging was also
recreated using imaging
no logy.
Each figure is packaged inside
its original packaging and then
double packaged into a com-
memorative foil box with a view-
ing window. Mattel states that
the only differences between
these figures and the originals
are small lips on the feet to keep
the figures from falling over as
well as a year 2000 copyright
date on the inner packaging to
keep people from passing the
new figures off as the originals.
More figures wilJ be released
in the future. A September re-
lease is slated for a second
round of figures featuring Battle
Annor He-Man, Battle Armor
Skeletor, Buzz-Off, Zodac,
Stratos, and Clawful. A Prince
Adam figure will
of a
ited edition five pack available
through Toys R' Us sometime
this spring. More importantly,
rumor has it that figures of the
He-Ro and Eldor characters
which had prototypes but never
saw the light of a Toys 'R Us
could also be released. These
two toys were supposed to be
part of the Pretemia series that
was released shortly before the
demiseofthetoyline. He-Rois
an ancestor of He-Man and the
most powerful wizard
the uni-
verse. Eldor is described as the
guardian of the book of the liv-
ing spells.
As I excitedly babbled all the
information I know about Mas-
ters of the Universe to my
housemate, he stared at me be-
wildered and said, "you've got
a weird obsession with this stuff
don't you?" I don't know if I
would call
an obsession but I
can honestly admit that I feel
like a kid again. I am not the
only one that has been drawn
into nostalgic feelings. My
mother became excited with the
news of this reissue, and is prob-
ably out searching for figures
the store for my birthday just
as she did fifteen years ago.
Thanks Ma. I'm out.
Jimbo Maritato: He may be a
kid at heart but he's still
smarter than you.
Professional wrestler practices his admissions hold
Asst. Managing Editor
By day he is Lou Santiago, an
employee of Marist College
working in the admissions of-
fice. By night, he is Da Puerto
Rican Nightmare Diablo
Santiago, a wrestler touring the
independent circuit in constant
search for new championship
Santiago graduated Marist
College in 1998 with a degree in
social work and has been work-
ing in the admissions office for
about a year and a half. But
don't tell this man to stick to his
day job.
Santiago wrestled his first
match on October 9, 1999, one
day before starting his job at
Marist College. In a stunning
debut, Santiago showed incred-
ible potential with a victory to
start off his wrestling career.
The road to the ring was not an
easy one, though. Santiago had
to go through rigorous training
before putting his skills to work
in the squared circle.
"I trained at Tone De Vito's (of
ECW's Da Baldies) wrestling
school in Middletown, New
was in an old ware-
house. I trained there for about
6 months under JeffLibolt, who
used to wrestler for the World
Wrestling Federation (WWF),"
he said.
was really tough. I got beat
up a lot but I learned a lot too.
Not only did I learn a lot from
the school but I would travel
with the company as well and
was able to learn the business
aspect of the industry. I learned
proper locker room etiquette,
how to take a bump (how to fall
correctly so as not to hurt your-
self), how to protect your op-
ponent and how to protect your-
self," said Santiago.
When people see wrestling on
television today, many think that
it's little more than a couple of
guys acting out a story. They
see the glamorous side of sports
entertainment, but there's also
a more brutal aspect to it.
"Before I actually started in
the ring, I had to pay my dues
by setting up rings. And from
doing this, I can tell you it's not
as bouncy and as cushiony as
it may look on television. It's
pretty much a big piece of ply-
wood and a mat about an inch
thick on top of it," he said.
Da Puerto Rican nightmare has
had his share of injuries in the
unfriendly confines of the wres-
tling ring. He's bruised both of
his heels and has had water in
both of his knees due to the high
Photo Courtesy
Lou Santiago
Da Puerto Rican Nightmare:
a force to be reckoned with.
impact action in the ring.
Santiago's hard work has started
to pay off. He teamed up with
Rican Havoc to form Da Puerto
Rican Nightmares and they cap-
tured the Millennium Wrestling
Alliance (MWA) tag team cham-
pionship from Dean and Dave
of the Power Company (For-
merly of World Championship
Sanitago has also held the
World of Hurt Wrestling
(WOHW) United States Cham-
pionship. He had a one-minute
stint as the Television Cham-
pion for Tri-State Wrestling
(TSW) that ended when the ref-
eree reversed the decision and
restarted the match. Santiago
has also fought for New Millen-
nium Wrestling (NMW) and
North Eastern State Wrestling
Becoming a professional wres-
tler has always been a dream of
Santiago's. "It's something I've
always loved as a kid. I started
watching wrestling when I lived
in Puerto Rico and admired
Carlos Colon. He was like the
Hulk Hogan of Puerto Rico. I've
also admired guys like 'Macho
Man' Randy Savage and Bret
'The Hitman' Hart," he said.
Now that he's become a pro-
fessional wrestler, it doesn't
mean that he's going to stop
working to become better.
"Everyone working in the in-
dependents, including myself,
wants to make it to the big time.
There's more money and more
exposure," he said.
Santiago's character has gone
through many changes, as he
has been both a good guy (face)
and a bad guy (heel). Santiago
said that he prefers being a heel.
"When I'm a heel, I'm always
trying to get a rise out of the
crowd. People come out to boo
me, but after the show they
thank me for having someone
to boo. Being a heel is more
fun," he said.
While Da Puerto Rican
Nightmare's character may go
through changes, his impres-
sive arsenal of moves follows
him. His deadly finishing ma-
neuver is called the Bronx Bomb
and is an inverted spinebuster.
He is also capable of unleash-
ing what he likes to call the Quiet
Storm which is a bridged head-
lock suplex. He also uses other
versions of the suplex, the top
rope head butt, and many other
While Santiago feels he hasn't
had his best match yet, he feels

FEBRUARY 22, 2001
E1n ttre·1rtt;a1 i]n1nnre·1n It
Bands battle
Cs] •
was good to get into our music
true mus -see
semester, I
to be the
show I
seen so far this
it was true.
Of the shows
seen when I wrote that column,
Ed was
best. But a couple
of months ago,
CS/ on
with the show
now airing immediately follow-
Outback Thursday nights, a lot
more people are discovering
CS/. So.I thought now would
be the
best time
to offer my opin-
ion of the show.
may be
great, but
CS/ is this season's
best new drama.
great act-
ing to intelligent writing to well-
done action sequences,
CS/ is
true Must-See
The CSI in
CS/ stands for
Crime Scene Investigation. That
is the full name of the unit of
forensic investigators who
solve crimes in Las Vegas. What
makes these investigators
unique is that they are trained
to scour crime scenes for any
facts that might be relevant to a
case. From body hair and bro-
ken toenails to diamond studs
and footprints, these
for and analyze anything and
everything that might help them
solve a crime. But these people
aren't deteetives, mind you.
Once they find enough evi-
dence to prove a suspect guilty,
they hand the matter over to the
police. It's not your standard
cop show, and that's a good
Heading up the cast on
CS/ is
senior forensiqs officer Gil
Grissom {W"tlliam Petersen, who
also co-produces the show),
who heads
the CSI division.
Working on his team are:
Catherine Willows (Marg
Helgenberger), a
stripper and single mom;
a young investigator who un-
lem; Sara Sidel (Jorja Fox),' a
sassy young investigator; and
N'ICk Stokes
Jim Brass
of the homicide division,
out the cast. He both oversees
CSI and acts as the liaison be-
tween the division and the
Each episode features two
(and sometimes three) crimes
being investigated by CSI. Usu-
ally, two investigators are as-
signed to each fascinating case.
Initially the audience knows as
much about the crime as the in-
vestigators do. Then, as the in-
vestigators find more evidence
and interrogate suspects, we
start to see how the crime may
have occurred. These scenarios
always shown in black and
white, and they evolve as the
investigators start to figure out
the crime. Basically, we get to
the investigators' thought
they unravel
mystery. Finally, at the end of
each completed investigation,
are .shown the
of what happened. The result is
immensely enjoyable television.
Like I said, the writing in
is frequently top-notch. The
writers don't shy away at all
from intense forensic terminol-
ogy, but it doesn't come offlike
technobabble. It's very under-
standable and also refreshing,
as the writers are
ing up to
what is so often 'Seen
Also enjoyable is that all the
investigators are very devoted
to their
In one_ episode,
Grissom tells Brown, "Forget
about making
hundred, forget
about the victim, forget about
the suspect, and focus on the
only thing that won't lie: the
As if you haven't guessed by
CS/ is a terrific show. And
I'm happy to report that the
show is enjoying some big suc-
cess in the ratings. The show
slowly built a nice following on
Friday nights, then
in February to Thursday nights
PM, after
Survivor: The
Australian Outback. Even
show now goes up
against NBC's highly overrated
Grace and Just
Shoot Me, CS/ has become an
even bigger hit, frequently
outdrawing NBC in terms ofto-
tal viewers. This is good news
for your-
self; you won't be disap-
pointed. CBS is located on two
channels heJe
and Channel
Mike Thompson, a senior Com-
munications major, knows more
about TV than you do. Just deal
with it. Listen to his radio show
every Wednesday night from
10:30 PM - I AM on 88.J FM,
The Arts and Entertainment section
is actively seeking writers to report
both on and off campus!
_Think you can hack it? Email Jimbo
Vaginas 01ake a guest appear-
ance at Nelly Golletti Theater
tended at Marist. ·Not only was with her sexuality, to an account
Staff Writer
I enlightened on the female oflesbianism, to young women
The Vagina Monologues- I
had never seen it before. That's
the man-hating production from
Broadway, the male-bashing
drama written by Eve Ensler,
If I want to watch Life-
time I'll happily sit in front of
my television rather than be
subjected to hearing about my
piggish, offensive behavior in
an auditorium full of young
women. But I braved the ele-
ments and attended the
logues last Wednesday in the
Nelly Golleti Theater and was
thoroughly impressed with the
was a beautiful and thought-
ful production, and it was with-
out a doubt the best I've at-
anatomy, but I learned vaginas victimized by soldiers in a rape
can be fun. Yes, you heard me- camp. The dramatization of the
FUN. They like to travel and episodes was cathartic in not
enjoy themselves, just as the only the actors but for me as
women that so graciously pos-
well. I laughed, I was shocked,
sess them. It is an amazing sym- I felt.
biotic relationship, one that I
The Vagina Monologues is a
have only begun to compre- potent and illuminating drama.
bend. They have a wild side Aside from the educational and
and are tender, but most impor- cultural benefits, it offers the
tant is that the vagina is a mi- audience an unconventional
crocosm of the woman, and that view of women.
is pure and
was the underlying moral truth heartfelt and the writing is spec-
The Vagina Monologues.
tacular, clever and personal. I
The vignettes ranged from would like to commend the cast
solo and dual performances to and crew, the audience, and all
others that included the entire other participants on such a
cast ensemble. All were equally brave endeavor, and encourage
as powerful and touching, run- present and future members of
ning the gamut of emotion, from the Marist community to share
an elderly woman struggling in the
Vagina experience.
"The crowd's better this year.
CJPW was the final band to
It's hard to get the people go- play.
CJPW consists of Steve
ing, but it pays off when they Black on guitar and Sean
do," he said. "Two dollars is a Hanson on bass, and both pro-
great price to pay for all of these vided vocals. Travis Winkel on
guitar and Brian Trible on saxo-
Sam Hill concluded their phone sporadically joined the
set, a large portion of the audi- duo. The band started out with
ence left, but that didn't stop a cover of Duncan Sheik's
Busticate from keeping the good "Barely Breathing" and finished
music going.
Busticate played with three original songs.
a nice variety Qf original songs "We're in the midst of making a
as well as a fun rendition of Van band as we speak," Black said.
Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl." "We were competing, but it was
This band not only had the tra-
a last minute get-together. One
ditional guitar, drums and bass, of the other bands canceled so
but it also included a keyboard we played to fill-in."
and occasional saxophone.
After much deliberation the
Busticate showed great anima- judges finally announced
tion, especially Marist freshman
Busticate as the winners of the
JeffBemer who was playing the second annual Battle of the
guitar behind his head at one Bands. Keith Strudler, ajudge
point. The rest of the band con- and professor in the Communi-
sisted of Poughkeepsie High cations Department, said,
School seniors Seth Rivers on ally liked the saxophone. These
bass and vocals, Owen Sczerba guys were original."
on keyboard and saxophone
The class of 2003 held the
and DeWayne Douglas on event. Class president Erin
drums. Bemer also provided Gardner said that this year's
vocals at times. Busticate has event was definitely a success:
opened for Tim Reynolds,
Per- "We made a lot of money, and
feet Thyroid and Cone head part of it is going to go towards
Buddha before and have played this Saturday's Bowl-a-thon.
at the Poughkeepsie Festival of We're also able to give more
Arts, Concorida College and at money to the winners this year.
The Chance. Bemer said, "The It's a very popular event, and
crowd was really responsive. It we'll keep doing it in the future."
Admissions hold .r .. ,_ ..
his style works best with Jeff
"Jeff is like a Shawn
Michaels," he says. "He is very
agile and quick. He does a lot
of flips, and our styles work well
Santiago has also enjoyed
working with such competitors
as "Mad Dog" Mike Bell, Tony
De Vito and Jeff Libolt. I;:ven
though Santiago has been suc-
cessful thus far in his wrestling
career and has achieved cham-
pionship gold, he does not for-
get where he came from and why
he is where he is today.
"I'm very thankful for the
training I went through," he
says. "Jeff Libolt is a great guy.
Wrestling school can be any-
where from $1000-3500, but
Libolt trained me for free. I've
had to pay my dues, but that's
part of the business, and it can
only help you become a better
wrestler." He adds, "Jeff
wouldn't let me wrestle until I
was ready. A lot of schools will
just take your money and throw
you out there. Jeff still checks
out my tapes to see how I'm
doing, and I'm grateful for that."
If you want to find out more
about Da Puerto Rican Night-
mare - Diab lo Santiago or if you
want to see when he's coming
to a ring near you, check out his
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imbo Maritato:Social Distortio
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isa Burke: Dido (No Angel)
eter Palmieri: U2 (All That Yo
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This Beautiful Life)
ike Thompson: Pink Floyd (Dar
ide of the Moon)
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roshock Blues)

FEBRUARY 22, 2001
Men's swimming captures MAACs again
Staff Writer
The Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference (MAAC) held its
18th swimming and diving cham-
pionships this past weekend at
Loyola College. For the sixth
consecutive year, the Marist
men's team was crowned cham-
The men's team, as it has
done all year, completely domi-
nated the entire meet from the
first to final gun. The Red Foxes
amounted 1,042 total team
points to come in first over Rider
University. The team that was
supposed to give Marist the
most trouble scored a team to-
tal 568 points. This conference
championship was the seventh
in a row, dating back to before it
competed in MAAC play.
The men's team won by such
a convincing margin that it broke
seven MAAC records, nine
Marist records and 13 of their
athletes qualified for the ECAC
championships, which will be
held this weekend from Feb. 22-
Coach Larry Van Wagner was
more than pleased with his
team's performance.
"It's like I've been saying all
year, if we perfect our internal
factors and don't worry about
outside elements, then we will
be successful," said Van
"It's like I've been
saying all year,
perfect our internal
factors and don't
worry about outside
elements, then we
will be successful."
Van Wagner
Men's swim coach
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Lakin, who placed first in both
the 100- and 200-yard butterfly
and Justin Burkhardt, who also
placed first in both the 1000- and
1650-yard freestyle. Senior An-
drew Knutton took the check-
ered flag in the 400-yard IM and
the 200-yard breaststroke.
Freshmen Trevor Charles and
Rob Dunn also shined, but the
real star was Keith Nichols, who
was named the MAAC's Most
Outstanding Male Swimmer. In
addition, the relay team swept
all five its events to cap the com-
manding output.
The women's team did not fare
as well. A mere 21 points sepa-
rated the Red Foxes from win-
ning their fifth consecutive
MAAC conference title. They
were nipped by the Rider
Broncs, but the team did not got
down easily. Senior Erin
McGrath gave forth her best
outing of the year by earning
the MAAC's Most Outstanding
Female Swimmer as she broke
two league marks in the 100- and
200-yard butterfly. Although
the women were handed the
disappointing loss, they had a
fine season to boot.
With the regular season com-
plete both the men and women's
teams are looking forward to the
ECAC's this weekend and to get
back in the pool for another ex-
citing 2001-02 season.
Men's basketball

seniors wrap up
college careers
Sports Editor
Two have come from the New
York City area, while another is
originally from Orlando via jun-
ior college in Oklahoma. There
are also two walk-ons: a local
product and a two-sport athlete.
Another has made significant
contributions to the program
without ever taking the floor.
They are: Drew Samuels,
Donald Vale, Blake Sonne, J.
Dolan, Sean Stellato, and Kyle
Mostransky, who represent the
diversity that is the men's bas-
ketball class of 200 I .
Samuels hails from Elmont, NY,
located on the border of Queens
and Long Island. He has been a
captain for the last two seasons.
He can lead with his words and
by example, as he is currently in
the top five in the Metro Atlan-
tic Athletic Conference
(MAAC) in scoring and re-
bounding, averaging 16.0 and
8.3 per game, respectively.
The past four seasons have
seen Drew Samuels grow gradu-
ally as a player.
Samuels saw limited playing
time in his freshman year, and
the same held true early in his
sophomore year. But then his
big break came. The NCAA
suspended Tomasz Cielebak in
early 1999, so Samuels stepped
into the starting lineup.
"When you get the opportu-
nity, you have to make the most
of it," said Samuels, who has
been a fixture as a starter ever
As a sophomore, Samuels
scored 32 points and pulled in
15 rebounds in a I 19- 108 loss at
Niagara. Later on that season,
he hit 15 out of 18 free throws in
a crucial win at Iona.
Samuels was named co-cap-
tain for his junior campaign, and
his steady progress continued .
Re averaged 9.6 points and 5.8
rebounds per game. However,
the progress from his junior to
senior year was monumental.
"He had a tremendous impact
on our early success," said
Head Coach Dave Magarity.
"His early play was critical for
the team to have the ability to
compete at a high level."
In an early-season five game
span, Samuels racked up four
double-doubles. In the game
where he missed a double-
double, he pulled down nine re-
bounds to go along with 22
points. Against Lafayette on
Jan. 3, he established new ca-
reer highs with 33 points and 19
Samuels suffered an ankle in-
jury in mid-January, which has
limited his effectiveness. The
senior forward says he is about
"85 to 90 percent" healthy now.
However, he notched double-
double number 10 against St.
Peter's on Sunday.
The injury to Samuels came
shortly after the Marius Janisius
incident. With two post play-
ers out of action, Donald Vale's
role increased. The Bronx na-
tive has responded well.
Vale is averaging 6.2 points
and 3.6 rebounds per game this
year. Usually the first big man
off the bench, he averaged 11
points in eight rebounds as a
starter in two key wins over
Rider and Manhattan.
"He's been a reliable and con-
sistent player for us," said
Magarity. "I think he's had an
outstanding senior year."
Vale has also put his three-
point shooting skills on display
recently. Over the last three
games, he has hit 7 of 11 shots
from downtown. Although de-
scribing himself as a "down and
dirty" player, Vale is also quick
to point out that he has three-
point shooting ability, and it is
just a matter of using it during

FEBRUARY 22, 2001
!Samoan Speaks
Staff Writer
He was the known as "The
Intimidator" for his relentless
driving style and his penchant
for the color black. On Sunday,
one of NASCAR's all-time
greats was taken from us in a
horrific crash at the Daytona
500. Dale Earnhardt was 49.
Over the past several years,
NASCAR has exploded in popu-
larity. It used to be a mostly
southern sport, but television
exposure has brought it to
America's fore. One of the main
reasons for its popularity has to
do with America's lurid fascina-
tion with disaster or the possi-
bility of disaster. As one friend
of mine explained, "It's kind of
like hockey, where one of the
best parts of the game is the
fights, you kind of hope for a
couple of big crashes during a
Where has this twisted sense
of anticipation come from?
Wlult{!llakes us as a society
hoping for some
sort of ill to befall our heroes?
Our obsession with speed and
danger has led NASCAR to lose
10 drivers in the past 12 years,
and 4 in the last 10 months.
I feel like I shouldn't have to
be here writing this column.
Writers like's David
Fleming have already said most
of what I have to say. Maybe
the more voices that are heard,
the more impact it will have on
NASCAR's administration.
Earnhardt was driving at over
180 miles per hour when he hit
the wall on Sunday. Part of the
problem is that the cars are just
too fast. The Daytona 500 is a
restrictor plate race. That means
that all of the cars in a race have
a device in the engine that re-
stricts the car's maximum speed.
Even with that device, appar-
ently the speeds that can be
achieved are still very danger-
ous. This danger is one of the
allures for NASCAR fans.
NASCAR has used this to its
advantage while marketing itself
to television fans. Its commer-
cials are filled with spectacular
crashes and shots of the cars
traveling at peak speeds.
Whenever any sports such as
football or baseball has seen a
pattern of recurring injury they
have stepped in with rule
changes to eliminate the danger
or at least reduce it as much as
possible. NASCAR had let three
racers die in less than the past
year without any sort of action.
Now it loses someone whom
many feel was its greatest racer
ever. Will NASCAR again sit
by and do nothing? This is the
opportunity to make a state-
ment; a statement that no
amount of thrills and competi-
tion are worth the lives of its
competitors. Whether the so-
lution is to slow the cars down,
to make the crash cage stron-
ger, or anything else, the fact
remains that something must be
done. Any course of action is
better than NASCAR's current
To let Earnhardt die without
some sort of action is com-
pletely irresponsible on
NASCAR's part. More than
that, it would be a reprehensible
act of disregarding the value of
its drivers' lives. NASCAR has
a long and illustrious past. Any
act of safety now would do
nothing to diminish that. In fact,
it would show compassion to
those racers still alive, and the
families of those who have died
on its tracks.
Men's and wo01en's track each
finish fourth at MAACs
Staff Writer
Competing against talented
conference opponents, the
men's and women's track teams
finished fourth at the MAAC
indoor track championships
Saturday at Manhattan College.
With a score of 43 points, the
highest indoor championship
point total in school history, the
men's team tied its best indoor
championship finish, thanks to
key contributions from the field
event athletes and distance run-
ner Mike Nehr. Nehr scored 14
points with a second place fin-
ish in the 5000m (15:07.31) and a
third place finish in the 3000m
"Mikey's 5000-3000 double
took a lot of guts and determi-
nation," Men's Coach Pete
Colaizzo said, "and his points
were a big reason we placed
fourth in the meet."
Other scoring distance run-
ners included sophomore Chris
McCloskey (mile, 800m) and se-
nior Greg Salamone, who out-
kicked two Canisius runners to
place fifth in the 5000m.
Marist scored points in every
field event. The only other team
to receive such a contribution
from their field crew was MAAC
champion Manhattan. In the
shot put, freshman Adam
Waterbury broke the school
record with a throw of 46' 2 1/2"
(5th place), beating the previous
best of 44' 4 1/4".
"Mikey's 5000-
3000 double took a
lot of guts and deter-
mination, and his
points were a big rea-
son we placed fourth
in the meet."
Pete Colaizzo
Men's track coach
"Adam had a tremendous se-
ries of throws and popped his
best throw on his last attempt,"
Colaizzo said. "He's got a great
future as a college thrower."
Other field event contributors
included senior Seth Tyminski,
who placed fourth and tied his
school record in the pole vault
(12' 9 112") and freshman Eli
Bisnett-Cobb, who earned a per-
sonal best of 6' 5" in placing
third in the high jump. In his fi-
nal collegiate indoor track meet,
senior co-captain Denis
McManus scored in the long
jump (21' 2") and triple jump (44'
5") and was definitely pleased
with his team's performance.
"It was the best showing this
team has ever put together in
the four years that I've been
here," McManus said.
the women's races, an in-
jury depleted Lady Foxes squad
still managed to score 57 points,
led by Susan Golden, Jenn
Stewart, Jenn Rosenblatt and
Liza Grudzinski.
Rosenblatt (18:43.91) and
Grudzinski (18:47.16) placed
third and fourth in the 5000m,
and Rosenblatt would return to
place sixth in the 3000m.
Women's coach Phil Kelly cred-
ited Rosenblatt with a "very
gutsy effort" in the second race.
Golden won the 800m (2: 14.98)
and led the distance medley re-
lay team to victory with a 5: 18.3
mile anchor leg.
Other women's highlights in-
cluded Jenn Stewart's school
record breaking performance in
the triple jump (34' 7 1/4") which
earned her a third place finish.
In the high jump, Melanie Torres
placed third with a 4'8" jump,
and Kate Pieper ran a season
personal best in the400m (60.64)
to place third.
This weekend, several Marist
athletes will compete in a "last
chance" meet at Seton Hall in
an attempt to qualify for the
IC4A championships, which will
be held March 2-3, 2001 in Bos-
og on to
,e latest in Marist athletics
J ''·
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PHOTO CREDIT ,.Carlisle Stockton
Drew Samuels is in the top five in the MAAG in scoring and rebounding.
He plays his last home game as a Red Fox on Saturday against Canisius.
Blake Sonne's long-range
shooting ability has never been
in question. With range that
seemingly extends beyond the
Mid-Hudson Bridge, the three-
pointer has been his calling card
Poughkeepsie. He hit over 47
percent (33-70) last year, which
made him a marked man in the
MAAC this year.
Opposing defenses change
their looks when he enters the
game. Fairfield used a box-and-
one in a recent game on Sonne.
According to Magarity, Niagara
defenders never leave him and
never give him any open looks.
However, Sonne was able to
get free against St. Peter's on
Sunday. He sparked a Red Fox
victory by tying his season high
with 16 points, hitting four out
of five three-point shots.
As impressive as Sonne's abil-
ity to change the course of a
game has been, it pales in com-
parison to his off-the-court ac-
Sonne came to Marist as a
transfer from Northern Okla-
homa Junior College. He also
spent two years on a Mormon
mission in California. Since ar-
riving at Marist, Sonne has been
named to the MAAC All-Aca-
demic team, awarded the Junius
Kellogg Award for community
service and citizenship, and
named the MAAC representa-
tive on the NABC Student-Ath-
lete Congress. He was also
elected a co-captain for this sea-
Sonne's responsibilities ex-
tend to home as well. He has a
son named Austin, who is now
five-and-a-half months old, with
his wife T. J.
For his all-around accomplish-
ments, Blake Sonne has clearly
made an impact at Marist.
"He's been a tremendous ad-
dition to this program,"
Magarity said. "I can't think of
a two-year player who has had
as big of an impact as he's had."
Walk-ons J.T. Dolan and Sean
Stellato will also be making their
final appearences at the McCann
Center Saturday night.
Dolan is a local product from
Pleasant Valley who came to
Marist after playing two sea-
sons at Division III. His min-
utes as a Red Fox have come at
the ends of blowout games, but
he has made some contribu-
tions. He has knocked down
long-range shots in the closing
minute of games on a few occa-
sions, including Sunday's vic-
tory over St. Peter's.
Stellato, also a member of the
Red Fox football squad, has
been a crowd favorite at
McCann. Chants of "We want
Stellato" frequently rise up from
the crowd toward the end of
Red Fox victories.
Kyle Mostransky has served
as the team's manager the past
three seasons, and he was el-
evated to administrative assis-
tant this season. His new re-
sponsibilities include film ex-
change, handling hotel and
food arrangements, and assist-
ing with recruiting.
As a manager and a person,
Magarity holds Mostransky in
high regard.
"He's had a huge impact on
the program and me," said the
coach. "People don't under-
stand the significance of hav-
ing a good manager ... he's done
an oustanding job."

Blake Sonne tied his
season high with 16 points
in Sunday's win over St.
FEBRUARY 22. 2001
"Ever since we put
(Matt Tullis) in the start-
ing lineup he's been play-
ing like an all-conference
player. "-Dave Magarity
Men's basketball snaps three-game skid
Staff Writer
Matt Tullis and his teammates
were determined to make their
three-game losing-streak a thing
of the past. Mission accom-
Spurred by the play of Tullis,
Marist put an end to their long-
est losing skid of the season on
Sunday by defeating the St. Pe-
ters Peacocks at the McCann
Center by a final score of 80-68.
The Red Foxes had dropped
three straight games before the
victory and improved their
record to 10-6 in the Metro At-
1 an tic Athletic Conference
"We were in desperate need
of a win," said Head Coach Dave
Magarity. "We had not been
playing well and we had run into
some hot teams, but you can-
not feel sorry for yourself be-
cause St. Peter's is the type of
team that can sneak up on you.
was not pretty, but we got it
.• ;'{done, and that was the most
• important thing."
Tullis was a one-man wreck-
ing crew, racking up 18 points
and pulling down nine re-
bounds in the win. The junior
forward, who also blocked four
shots and had two steals, raised
energy level of his team-
mates with his hustle on defense
and brought the crowd to its feet
by slamming down four monster
dunks in the second half.
"Tullis has been remarkable,"
said Magarity. "I just can't say
enough about him. He has been
terrific. He's changed his style
of playing now that we need him
to play more minutes and has
been avoiding the fouls that he
was picking up earlier in the
year. Ever since we put him in
the starting lineup he's been
playing like an all-conference
Junior point guard Sean
Kennedy triggered the offense,
dishing out thirteen assists.
When he was not finding Tullis
inside, Kennedy was finding
Blake Sonne on the outside.
Sonne, a senior guard, poured
in 16 points thanks in part to four
"The respect Sonne gets from
other teams is a real tribute to
his ability," remarked Magarity.
"Some teams put their focus on
him as soon as he gets on the
court. While his numbers may
go down because of it, the rest
of the team really benefits. He
hit some big shots on Sunday."
Drew Samuels and Rick Smith
each contributed to the offense
as well, scoring 14 and 13 points
Samuels appeared to have re-
inj ured his ankle midway
through the second half when
he hit the floor in pain, but was
able to return late in the half and
grabbed 10 rebounds to go
along with his fourteen points.
"I thought it was the best he
has looked since the injury,"
Magarity said. "He rebounded
better and made some explosive
moves. He needs to realize that
he is going to have to play
through the pain and start feel-
ing better about himself. When
he feels good he uses his in-
stincts, and that is the Samuels
we need."
St. Peter's was paced by the
hot shooting of senior guard
Keith Sellers, who lit up the
scoreboard and the Marist de-
fenders to the tune of24 points.
Sellers exploits kept St. Peter's
close for most of the second
half, but the Marist defense
tightened up down the stretch,
putting the clamps on Sellers
and holding the Peacocks to
only 15 points in the final ten
minutes of play.
St. Peter's had knotted the
score at 50 with just over ten
minutes remaining, but the long
range shooting of Sonne and
the vicious dunks by Tullis
sparked Marist on two separate
runs, the first a 7-1 run that put
them in the lead for good, and
the second a 9-0 run that put
the game away.
Marist, taking advantage of a
suspension to Peacock center
Rodney Rodgers for undis-
closed violations of team policy,
dominated the game on the
boards, out rebounding St.
Peter's 42-24.
On Feb. 15, Marist dropped its
third in a row as they fell to at
home to Mario Porter and Rider.
Porter smoked the Red Foxes for
a career high 32 points while
helping his team break a two
game losing skid of its own.
After taking a 4 7-40 lead into
the half, Rider exploded on a 21-
5 run that put Marist in a hole it
could not climb out of, as they
PHOTO CREDIT/Carlisle Stockton
Matt Tullis was an integral part of the Red Foxes' win over St. Peter's.
dropped the contest by a final
score of 100-82.
Rider shot a scorching 68 per-
cent from the field and became
the first team since December to
hit the century mark in scoring
against Marist.
Senior Donald Vale and fresh-
man Dennis Young came off the
bench to score 16 and 10 points
respectivlely for the Red Foxes.
Marist headed to the Pepsi
Arena on Wednesday to take
Siena. Details were unavailable
at press time. The Red Foxes
will close the regular season out
at home on Saturday when they
meet Canisius, after which they
will head up to Buffalo for the
MAAC Tournament.
Women's basketball drops pair of home games
PHOTO CREDIT/Carlisle Stockton
Diesa Seidel scored a season-high 26 points in Saturday's loss to Siena.
Asst. Sports Editor
Two crucial losses in Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference
(MAAC) play prevented the
women's basketball team from
picking up ground in the stand-
ings as it closes out its season
this week.
On Feb. 17, the women played
host to the MAAC's first place
team, Siena. Despite a season-
best performance from junior
Diesa Seidel, the Red Foxes ap-
peared to be overmatched, los-
ing the game 74-52.
Seidel turned in a 26-point and
nine-rebound effort, followed
by 10 points from Sabrina
Vallery . . However, these two
were the only Red Foxes to
notch double digits, as the next
high scorer was sophomore
Elisha DeJesus, who tallied five
points and four rebounds.
Liene Jansone led Siena with
23 points and 12 rebounds, fol-
lowed by Sacha Baker who
notched 14 points. Gun ta Basko
totaled 10 points and also
grabbed 12 rebounds.
The loss dropped Marist to 6-
19 overall and 5- 11 in the
MAAC. On the other side of
the ball, Siena improved to 19-5
overall and a leading 15-1 in the
Prior to the game, three mem-
bers of the team received hon-
ors for playing in their final home
game as a member of the Marist
basketball team. Vallery, Tara
Knight, and Jen Taylor each
graced the hardwood of the
Mccann Center for the final time
in game competition.
Vallery, a five-year member on
the squad, spent three years as
an integral part of the team be-
fore redshirting in her senior
campaign due to a torn ACL.
After rehabilitation, she re-
turned to the starting lineup this
season. Through her career, she
has averaged 11.2 points per
game (ppg), 5.0 rebounds per
game (rpg), while shooting 80%
from the free-throw line. Despite
sitting out last season, Vallery
has returned to form this year,
averaging 9.7 ppg and 4.7 rpg.
She has made starts in all but
one game this season.
Knight, a defensive specialist,
started in seven games as a
freshman, and appeared in all 27
of the games in her sophomore
year, before consistently crack-
ing the starting line-up in her
junior season. Her career sta-
tistics include 2.6 ppg as well as
130 career steals, including a
career high 47 steals last sea-
son. This season, Knight has
notched 36 steals to go along
with 3.1 ppg.
Taylor appeared in 26 out of
28 games last season. She av-
eraged 2.5 ppg and 2.6 rpg in
her junior year. Although she
appeared in only four games
this season, she has been an
asset to the team and makes
contributions whenever she is
put into the game.
Marist also dropped its con-
test against Manhattan on Feb.
14. The Red Foxes trailed by
four at the half, but despite 20
points by Vallery in the second
half,lostthegame62-51 athome.
Vallery totaled a season-high 24
points for the game and pulled
down nine rebounds to lead
Marist in both categories. Jun-
ior Marie Fusci added nine
points, followed by Seidel who
added eight.
Rosalee Mason led the Jaspers
with 13 points and 10 rebounds,
followed by Brita Hinkle, who
scored 12 points and pulled
down 15 rebounds. Manhattan
stands at 14-11 overall and 8-8
in the MAAC.
Up next for the Red Foxes is
its last game on Feb. 24 against
Iona. The team faced St. Peter's
on Feb. 21, but results were un-
known when at press time.' The
Red Foxes are in seventh place
in the conference, one game
behind Niagara, a team that beat
Marist twice this season.