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Part of The Circle: Vol. 55 No. 4 - October 11, 2001


Dave Binder
played James
Taylor classics
and original
pieces at the
Cabaret on
Thursday, Oct.
The Yellow
Dress program
violence was
held in the
Cabaret on
Oct. 9,
Volume SS Issue 4
October 11, 2001
Marist reflect
national trend
Managing Editor
One out of every four women will
be sexually assaulted by the time
she finishes college.
As noted in last week's security
briefs, two counts of sexual assault
were reported in two days. One
incident occurred in Champagnat
Hall and one in Leo Hall. Director
of Safety and Security Joe Leary
said that students have to realize
that sexual assault can happen to
"Students should get rid of the
outlook that it can't happen to
them, becaust:..i:l can, and it does,"
he said.
The Champagnat rape occurred
after the victim returned home from
a night of drinking with her friends.
She was left alone in her room for
the night after returning back to
campus. Another resident, male,
assaulted the student later in the
The Leo incident began after the
victim became separated from the
group of friends with whom she
had gone outto McCoy's. She met
a non-resident during the evening
and he began buying her drinks.
He offered to walk her home later
in the evening and managed to
sneak by security. He followed the
resident to her room where the as-
sault was presumed to take place.
Despite the encouragement from
Security, neither victim wished to
make formal complaints to the
Poughkeepsie Police Department
so no charges have been brought
on the assailants.
These two incidents have raised
some issues of concern among the
student body. Alisa Cooper, a
sophomore, said that she doesn't
feel as safe anymore with the cur-
rent levels of campus security.
"I think that the sexual assaults
on campus are pretty scary. Al-
though the security guards on
campus are very nice, it's upset-
ting to know that's all we have pro-
tecting us - men and women who
See ... ASSAULT, 3
Shawn Shieh of the Political Science Department coordinated
the teach-in on Oct.10. SEE RELATED ARTICLE, PG 3
Voter registration at Marist
Over 500 voter registration forms
were distributed last week in a cam-
paign to give Marist students rep-
resentation in Dutchess County.
Chris Savarese, a senior,
prompted the registration after
conducting extensive research on
New York State college students
through his internship at the attor-
ney general's office.
Savarese said this research influ-
enced the registration outreach at
Mari st.
"It's important that students
know that they can vote in
Dutchess County," he said. "I
wanted to especially motivate
those living off-campus to regis-
He formulated data on the num-
ber of registered students per
schools in the area. The original
study consisted of 61 schools,
ranging in location from White
Plains to Albany. An excess of
123,000 Hudson Valley students
were considered. Results showed
that in comparison to Vassar and
*1in4 college women have either been raped or suffered attempted
*1of10 men will be the victim of sexual assault in his life
*84% of women raped knew their assailants
*574Yo of rapes occured on a date
*The risk of rape is four times higher for women aged
than any other group
*754Yo of male college students and 5S4Yo of female students in-
volved in date rape had been drinking or using drugs.
Family Services, Inc._
If you or someone you know has been a victim of rape or sexual
assault, there are several services you can contact: *Rape, Abuse,
and Incest National Network
*Dutchess County Rape Crisis Center
*New York State Intercollegiate Coalition Against Sexual Assault
U.S. begins
campai20 on Taliban
United Nations workers, who had
been stationed in Afghanistan to
The United States began its mili- clear mines. They were killed when
tary campaign over Afghanistan at U.S. missiles struck their building,
noon Sunday, October 7, 2001. instead of the targeted terrorist
Aided by British forces, the U.S. stronghold directly next door to
missiles hit key terrorist training them. UN Secretary-General Kofi
grounds in several Afghani cities, Annan expressed his grief over the
including the capital Kahal and incident, and implored all nations
suspected terrorist stronghold to protect civilian lives while car-
rying out military action.
The campaign, which has lasted
Suspected terrorist mastermind
lence against Americans and pro-
fessed joy over introducing fear
into the United States. On Tues-
day, October 9, bin Laden's terror-
ist network, Al Qaeda, urged all
Muslims to instigate a jihad, or holy
war, against the United States.
President Bush, while satisfied
with the success of the missile
launches, is also cracking down on
security leaks that have led to in-
side media coverage. Confidential
briefings are now restricted to com-
mittee heads in Congress, and de-
partment heads in Washington.
"These are extraordinary times,"
said the President.
was impor
for three days and is slated to con- Bin Ladin quickly responded to the
tinue around-the-clock, has been American campaign in a televised
85% successful, according to De- message. Giving "grace and grati-
fense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. tude to God," he praised the de-
Arab television was quick to report struction of American buildings
Bin Ladin and the supreme Taliban and declared the eventual victory
leader had survived the attacks.
oflslam over the Western nations.
Among the dead were four
He vowed to continue the vio-
· ··
for STDs
have the staff for that."
and appointments available
Layout Manager
Other STDs can be tested at throughouttheweek. O'Brien said
There are an estimated 800,000 to Marist however, such as chlamy- students occasionally feel uncom-
900,000 people with HIV in the dia or gonorrhea. Students can fortable receiving tests or counsel-
United States and approximately 12 make an appointment at Health ing at Marist despite being assured
million Americans are infected with Services and then arrange for a test- of confidentiality so they will of-
a sexually transmitted disease a ing with the nurse or doctor. The ten be referred to the D.C.D.H.
year according to the website of results are taken at St. Francis Hos-
"Some students may feel uncom-
the Surgeon General.
pita! where students can also go fortable with our staff, the majority
Marist College Health Services for testing at the emergency room, of which is female, so they ask to
provides testing for most STDs although there are no facilities for be referred somewhere else,"
except for HIV, according to Jane HIV testing at St. Francis either.
O'Brien said.
O'Brien, the Director of Health Ser-
The Dutchess County Depart-
Dave Cashin, a junior at Marist,
ment of Health (D.C.D.H.), located said that the best approach that
"You need to have counseling at 387 Main St. in Poughkeepsie, Marist could take would be to sell
services for pre- and post-testing also offers free testing and coun-
[for HIV]," she said. "We don't seling services with both walk-ins
The Circle will be taking a temporary break but
will return to newsstands on November 1.

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
October 11, 2001
U11estion of tile Week
What type
activities or events do you want to see on campus?
"< . ..: ··- •
''Wlfileball Tournaments should
added to the activities here."
"More concerts, like the
Nature concert."
Ryan Hogan
''More ultimate frisbee
Mike Babic
- Security
Briefs -
Managing Editor
A group of kids were caught com-
mitting their second slip and slide
offense outside of the library, down
the big hill in front of the Student
Center. The hose and plastic tarp
were confiscated. The slip and slid-
ers said that they had permission
to be there by Director of College
Activities Bob Lynch. Once con-
tacted, Lynch denied the claim and
the slip and sliders are further
banned from anymore wet and wild
adventures down the hill.
On his way back from class at
about l 0:45 a.m., a male student
noticed that the four tires of his
car had the air let out of them. The
tires were not slashed, but they
were in no condition to transport
the student anywhere. The last
time the student had seen his car
with fully inflated tires was the pre-
vious night at 11 :45 p.m.
IO/S Friiay
A routine parking permit check was
interrupted by an unruly and reck-
less driver at about 3:00 a.m. in the
Townhouse C parking lot. Two
officers were conducting the per-
mit check when a student drove by
screaming obscenities. One of the
officers pulled a security vehicle
up to the entrance of the lot to try
and identify the student and block
him in. The student backed up
onto the curb and over the median
into the Townhouse A parking lot
and sped off exiting campus at a
high rate of speed. The license
plate was taken, and the car was
later found at the Campus Deli
around 3:45 a.m. and a ticket was
issued. The permit, though still on
the vehicle, is no longer valid.
I0/6 S11111"'6y
A Champagnat resident unsuc-
cessfully attempted to bring an 18
pack of Michel ob beer past secu-
rity and into his room at around
11 :20 p.m. The student was carry-
ing the frosty brews in a knapsack
that was visibly making him strain.
Security checked the bag and con-
fiscated the alcoholic beverages.
I0/6 S11111"'6y
A student called Security at around
2:00 a.m. saying that she heard the
sound of broken glass in Gartland
Commons. Security went to investi-
gate the scene but the only suspect
that turned up was a lone apple
among the glass remains.
I0/6 S11111"'6y
A resident assistant called security
at around 4:00 a.m. when she thought
a fight was about to break out in
Gartland Commons. The two males
in question had also had an incident
one year to the day leading to fur-
ther suspicion. They had previously
engaged in a shoving match to cel-
ebrate their one year anniversary, but
they were kicked out of the bar be-
fore any further disturbances oc-
curred. Once back on campus, no
physical confrontations occurred
and both were counseled by the Resi-
dent Director.
0/6 Saturday
Poughkeepsie High School Crew per-
sonnel (they also practice here) noti-
fied security when they realized that
unknown persons had taken a Crew
Shell Trailer and wheeled it fifty yards
across the parking lot and into the
river. A small portion remained on
land, so maintenance was able to pull
it out. Also observed submerged in
the Hudson was a cement ash tray, a
garbage can and a cement bench.
I 0/6 S11111"'6y
Before most people had even gone
out for the evening, a female student
was found at 8:45 p.m. in the
Donnelly parking lot in an obviously
intoxicated state. She said that she
had been drinking at the Mad Hatter.
While officers tried to get more in-
formation from her they noticed a
male "walk some and then fall some."
The male was also apparently heavily
intoxicated and both were trans-
ported by Fairview Ambulence to St.
Francis Hospital.
I0/6 S11111"'6y
A student and her guest were
stopped by the security guard
at Midrise at about 11 :20 p.m.
when they attempted to smuggle
in a six pack ofSmimofflce. The
beverages were cleverly con-
cealed underneath some grocer-
ies in a paper bag, but it was not
enough to sneak by security.
After the incident, the guest was
asked to leave campus.
Itv7 S11""6y
Two guests of a Leo resident
tried entering the Leo dorm with-
out their guest at about 5 :25 p.m.
Security refused to let them
pass, so they decided to wait a
while for their host. After be-
coming impatient they pleaded
with security to let them in be-
cause all they wanted to do was
change their clothes. Security
again refused, prompting the two
guests to disrobe and change
their clothes. Once the swap was
complete, the two guests left the
Itv7 S11""6y
A gathering was broken up in
Champagnat at 12: 10 a.m. 17 cans
ofMiller Light were confiscated
and three guests were asked to
leave campus.
I0/8 Monday
security officer was re-
porting for duty at about 10:35
p.m., he noticed that a student
was trying to force his way into
the greenhouse. He was reach-
ing his arm through a window,
perfectly angling it so he could
open the door. Security halted
the student's attempt. The stu-
dent then went on to proclaim
that he should be able to enter
the greenhouse any way he
wanted to because he pays
$30,000 to go here. The student
also stated that he'd make a com-
plaint, but as of press time, no
complain has been made.
Lay()ut Manager
Managing Editor
Editor 7'
Katherine Slauta
Features Editor
Opinion Editor
Megan Lizotte
Peter Palmieri
Spom Editor
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Business Manager
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C11111p11s Corner
Do you have any questions, con-
cerns or complaints about Marist?
Well if you do, here's your chance
to do something about it. Come to
the Town Hall meeting on Thurs-
11at 9:30 p.m.
in the Caba-
If you can't make the meeting,
you can also fill out a Student
Speaks form. These forms can be
picked up in the dining hall, com-
muter lounge, the cafes, and the
Support the Marist College Radio
Station and listen to WMCR 88.1
FM. Listen all day for a wide array
of music shows, as well as news
and sports shows. Call extension
2132 for requests or comments.
Listen for the
Ed and Ma!f Show
on Saturdays from 5 :00-7 :00 p.m.
The Marist College Academic
Leaming Center will be open for
proofreading every Monday
through Friday from 11 :30-1 :30 and
Monday through Thursday from
7:00-9:00 p.m. You can also utilize
their online proofreading at http://
Come to a spaghetti dinner on Fri-
day, Oct. 12 to benefit the Make-
A-Wish Foundation and Circle K
International. The event is being
sponsored by Marist College's
Circle Kand Phi Delta Epsilon and
will be held at the Fairview Fire
Department at 258 Violet Ave. Call
to make reservations at one of three
times: 6-7, 7-8 or 8-9. Tickets are
$5 for adults and $3 .50 for seniors
and children. For more information
call Heather at 575-7320.
Thursday, Oct. 11 is National De-
pression Awareness and Screen-
ing Day. Please call the Marist
Council Counseling Center at ext.
2152 to schedule a confidential
screening appointment during the
week of Oct 15. Also stop at the
Education and Prevention tables
located in Donnelly and outside of
the cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 11
from 11:00-2:00.
The Marist College Council on
Theatre Arts, celebrating 25 years,
proudly presents Neil Simon's
Plaza Suite. The play is directed
by Nancy S. Chu and produced by
Laurie Benner. Check out this pro-
duction on Oct. 11-13 at 8:00 p.m
or Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the Nelly
Goletti Theatre. The price of ad-
mission is $3 for students, $5 for
faculty, staff and alumni and $7 for
general admission.
The Student Programming Coun-
cil presents a bus trip to see the
Broadway hit,
Chicago. The trip
is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14,
and the bus will leave the Midrise
parking lot at 10:00 a.m. The price
of the trip is $25 with a valid Marist
Loo kin' for a few good laughs?
Come check out the Marist Com-
edy Club featuring Louis Ramey on
Friday, Oct 12
in the Cabaret at 9:00
Come see the William and Sadie
Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies
called "Words that hurt, words that
heal: the ethics of speech." The
lecture will be performed by Rabbi
Joseph Telushkin. Telushkin has
written episodes for such televi-
sion hits as
The Practice and
Touched by an Angel. The event
will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16
at 8:00 p.m. in the Nelly Goletti

------·-THE CIRCLE ______ _
October 11, 2001
Student Government Election results
From left to right (top): Linda
Stacey Miiier, Chris Knudtsen,
Kevin Hogan,
Rovery, Jeff Bodnar; (bottom) Lauran
Dodson, Anthony Francavllla, Jen Coleson, Kate Buckley.
Katie Buckley won the hotly con-
Stq/f Wn'ter
tested presidency, receiving more
votes than the other candidates,
Last week the Student Govern- Erik Vmcelette, Tim Rollins, Linda
ment Association held elections Crane, Kyle Brown, and Paul Ryan.
for a variety of open positions.
The office of Vice President went
For the Class of2005, freshman to Jen Coisson and Anthony
Francavilla became Freshman
Class Treasurer.
The open sophomore Secretary
position was won by Laura
Doodson. Junior Secretary, Class
of2003, wentto Linda Zito and jun-
ior Treasurer to Stacey Miller.
Senior Eric Deabill took the se-
nior Secretary position and fellow
classmate Dima Batalova won
Treasurer. The Commuter Senator
seat went to Zamir Gonzalez and
Chris Knudtsen was re-elected
Resident Senator.
The SGA Elections Commis-
sioner, Jeff Bodnar, said that
out this semester was very high.
Within the freshman class alone,
454 students voted for their re-
spective colleagues into office. A
grand total of 683 students voted
last week. Student Government
said they would like to congratu-
late all the winners and thank all
who voted.
Sexual assaults on campus ...
to carry a groups.
volved in sexual assault had been
billy cluo," she said.
"Students should think safety. drinking or using drugs prior to the
Jaqui Gamrat, a sophomore When they go out with a group, attack.
Gartland Resident Assistant said they should return with that
Only 16 percent of rapes and
that she has similar feelings.
group," he said.
sexual assaults are reported to the
"The assaults that have hap-
Sarah Dowling, a junior Peer police. Many victims are scared
pened on this campus both Advocate has dealt with a handful that further harm will be caused to
frighten and shocked me," she of sexual assault cases here at them if they report the incident, and
said. "In the past, I have always Marist and has similar advice.
many just want to
and forget
found myself to feel safe walking
"When you go out as a group, about the incident or are ashamed
anywhere on campus at any time; I keep tabs on the entire group, and to tell anyone.
no longer feel that security."
come home with the entire group,"
That's where people like the peer
"Furthermore, I was disappointed she said.
advocates come in. Dowling says
that the administration of the
"Don't drink something that's that the peer advocates are here to
school has not done anything to been out of your hands or sight, listen to the students and try to
address or inform the students of always leave yourself an escape help them cope with the unfortu-
the situation or what is being done and be aware," she said.
nate situations.
to regain some sense of safety for
Another disturbing aspect of
"Sometimes it's hard for stu-
its students," she said.
sexual assault is that the majority dents to go to the counseling cen-
Although sexual assault is a com- of cases are acquaintance rapes. ter and talk to adults about these
mon occurrence, it is not com- Acquaintance rape is forced, un- things so we're an alternative to
pletely unavoidable. There are wanted intercourse with someone that," she said.
measures that can be taken by the you know. Eighty four percent of
"Our main purpose is to go out
students to become more aware of the victims knew who their victims into the residence halls and on cam-
the problem and to avoid such in- were.
pus to educate students on topics
Drinking is also a common con- such as rape and sexual assault."
Leary says that it is important tributing factor to this problem.
The peer advocates can be con-
for students to be aware of their Seventy-five percent of the men tacted by calling the Counseling
surroundings and to stay in and 55 percent of the women in- Centeratx2152.

services for
condoms on campus.
how old they are," he said.
"The school should promote safe
Nicholas Arrone, also a junior and
sex instead ofignoring it," he said. a Resident Assistant in Upper
Even though campus centers West Cedar, said that condoms are
would be closed during the night only part of the solution and that
time, Cashin said that students Marist should promote awareness.
. would be able to feel confident that
"I think we should approach-it
they were purchasing quality through awareness programming
and lectures," he said.
"We can buy condoms at Citgo
Arrone went on to compare STDs
or Eckerd's but you don't know to a tornado, saying that people
STDs ...
From .I
should always be prepared.
"Even if we do sell condoms, [on
campus] the problem ofSTDs will
still be around."
For more information about test-
ing far sexually transmitted dis-
eases or to make an appointment,
call the Dutchess County Depart-
ment o.f Health at 486-3401.
Voter registration drive at
From .1
SUNY New Paltz, the Marist con- live on campus, or are planning to pleased with the overall campus
stituents are apparently inactive stay here after graduation should res~onse, but had hoped for more
exercise their rights. They're here r~~istrants.
According to Savarese, many for at least four years and need rep-
The students that d1d_tak~,fo~s
Marist undergraduates do not re- resentation."
seemed very receptive, said
alize that they are entitled to vote
Savarese did not complete the
in this area.
task alone. Fellow intern for the
Its 11?1portant that the Manst
"Most of the Poughkeepsie attorney general's office, Patrick commun1~ attempts to look be-
laws are not very student-friendly," Barrett, assisted in the research and yond the iron
said Savarese. "People who don't sign up efforts. Barrett said he was gates, so to speak.
Director of Safety and Security Joe Leary and
Assistant Director of Safety and Security Tom
McLain have decided to retire from their current
Leary, a State Police veteran
25 years, has worked at Marlst
for the past 13 years. His retirement will be effective January 15,
Mclain has worked at Marlst for the past 11 years, and has
overseen fire and environmental safety proceduras at the college.
Mclain'• retirement will be effective this month.
Marlst released a statement praising both Leary and Mclain for
their contributions and service, and wishes them both a happy

Camp81gn ...
tant to send a clear signal to Con-
gress that classified information is
to be held dear." Officials estimate
the first leak occurred before the
bombings in Afghanistan were ini-
In addition, the FBI is working
overtime to ensure the safety of all
Americans. Threatened by attacks
from bin Laden and his terrorist
network, the agency is stepping up
security measures and taking po-
tential terrorist suspects into cus-
tody. U.S.
Attorney General
John Ashcroft
has ordered the FBI to curtail its
ongoing investigation into the Sep-
tember 11 attacks in order to focus
more on preventive measures
against further terrorist incidents.
The National Guard has moved
into airports on the East Coast, in-
cluding Logan Airport in Boston,
and LaGuardia and JFK Airports
in New York City.
All possible security measures
are being followed to protect U.S.
citizens as much as possible dur-
ing this uncertain time.
Teach-in addresses history
of conflict, role of U.S.
Staff Miter
On Sunday Oct. 7 the United
States woke to the breaking news
that the nation was at war. The U.S.'
decision to bomb the terrorist
bases located throughout Afghani-
stan was the first retaliation of what
is fast becoming a new chapter in
American warfare.
Acts of retaliation such as these
directly impact our student body,
fellow Americans and the citizens
of all allied countries. At times such
as these information and active
participation is imperative to all citi-
zens and it is especially an issue of
concern to the student body at
Marist. This generation is of draft-
ing age and learriing about the cur-
rant wartime diplomacy and the
events taking shape around the
world is vital in our newfound re-
sponsibility as decision-making
Marist professors, students and
administration have adequately
met this need for information and
planned a teach-in, organized by
Assistant Professor Shawn Shieh
of the Political Science Department,
entitled America and the World:
Understanding September 11. Its
purpose was to supply the stu-
dents here with a dutiful under-
standing of the facts that are of
concern to all. In-depth discus-
sions and debates were held
throughout the entire day in the
student center where professors,
speakers and students met as
equals to discuss all issues stem-
ming from the events of Sept. 11, a
day forever engraved in our mind.
The teach-in had informal lectures
and open discussion granting the
evidence necessary to make in-
formed conclusions concerning
U.S. policy and military defense.
The topics discussed were "the
history and politics of Afghani-
stan, Central Asia and the Middle
East" and "perceptions of and at-
titudes toward the U.S. in the
Middle East/Central Asia". Held in
this informal spirit, the teach-in
gave the opportunity for students
and members of the Marist com-
munity to learn about this cryptic
and often misunderstood region of
the world.
In the afternoon lectures entitled
"patriotism, civil liberties and dis-
sent in a time of crisis" along with
"the ethics of U.S. intervention
abroad" addressed the tactics and
tendencies of the U.S. during times
or distress. Speakers discussed
how the events of Sept. 11 have
forever altered the nation's views
on liberty, patriotism and social
perspective. Questions on the
moral and ethical aspects of U.S.
interference and the severe reper-
cussions of such intervention may
shed some light on the overlooked
aspects of this crucial matter
Above all the distribution of fac-
tual and unbiased information is
the principal mission of all who
were involved according to Shieh.

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
October 11, 2001
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Marist working to inform
and prevent domestic
violence on campus
Steff Miter
October marks the month of Do-
mestic Violence Awareness across
the country. Most students on the
Marist campus do not fall under
the category of 'domestic' while
here at school. However, there are
other terms that affect more stu-
dents on this campus than one
might think: sexual assault and dat-
ing violence. These two terms are
included in the definitions recog-
nized by the National Coalition
Against Domestic Violence.
Every year over
million women
in tht:JJnited States are victims to
committed by a
husoand, lover, or acquaintance.
Numbers seem vast when people
do not have a picture of how close
to home the assaults take place.
Since 1998 on the Marist campus,
there has been one reported sexual
offense, according to the Jeanne
Clery Disclosure of Campus Secu-
rity Policy and Campus Crime Sta-
tistics Act. Both the national and
campus statistics do not include
the numbers of women and men
who are afraid to come forward and
do not report incidents.
Marist's Counseling Center Di-
rector, Roberta Staples, has been
helping students on campus since
1975. Staples said she has seen an
increase in prevention programs
nationwide over the last decade.
"The issues of domestic or dat-
ing violence need to be addressed,
and in the last decade we have seen
an increase in programs and aware-
ness in Congress. People are real-
izing what goes on in the world
goes on on campuses too," said
Staples discussed the matter of
secrecy surrounding domestic and
dating violence issues in the past,
and now programs are assuring
people it is acceptable to talk about
it. Talking about the assault might
possibly be the most difficult step
for a victim, because it forces the
individual to acknowledge that
they have been abused.
To make talking about dating or
domestic violence easier for stu-
dents at Marist, the Counseling
Center has a group of 10 students
who have been through a semes-
ter of training to become Peer Ad-
vocates. Junior Sarah Dowling has
been a Peer Advocate since her
freshman year and said she thinks
sometimes it is easier for the stu-
dent to come to her and other ad-
vocates than an adult.
"The support of peers is invalu-
able. As Peer Advocates we talk
to fellow students about rape and
gender violence. We serve as a
point of information and an ear to
listen," said Dowling who is also
head of the Student Programming
Council (SPC).
As a part of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, Dowling and
other members of SPC sponsored
Yellow Dress
performance that
took place on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The
play is a one-person production that
depicts a situation involving dating
violence. The performance is put
on by a non-profit acting troop
based out of Boston. A domestic
violence homicide in Massachu-
setts several years ago was the in-
spiration for the troop's mission to
travel and perform their message
about dating and domestic vio-
Resident assistants around cam-
pus have also taken the matter of
dating violence into their own hands
by initiating programs this month
for their residents. Staples said she
is aware of two prevention sessions
that RAs organized.
"A resident assistant in Sheahan
and Lower West Cedar have held
personal safety prevention ses-
sions for students to become more
aware of self-defense and law
enforcement's role in the area. It's
really more of a general program for
students," said Staples.
a small college campus it might
be the impression that sexual assault
or dating violence does not happen.
The reality is that it occurs and stu-
dents are often unaware of the re-
sources the school offers for help
and support.
In contrast to Marist's efforts to
build contacts for students, Junior
Kelly Newman said she feels the
people at Marist come to work and
do not care about students.
was not aware of all the services
on campus, but I feel like Marist
does not care about the student. I
feel like people come to work and
don't care about helping, they want
to get their job done," said
Marist has more than counseling
services available for students. The
college has also developed its own
crisis plan in order to respond to
emergency situations. By law, the
state ofNew York requires elemen-
tary and secondary schools to have
a crisis response plan and team. The
administration at Marist decided that
it was a good idea to follow this ini-
tiative, and has continued to de-
op their plan with the
Poughkeepsie Police Department
and the Fairview Fire Department.
As the plan continues to be re-
fined, Staples says that in addition
to initial concern regarding the
safety of students, the events that
took place on Sept. 11 caused the
administration to feel it is even more
essential to have a developed crisis
you or someone you care about
a program •Pf8tldlng awaren ... about domestic abuse,
The Yellow Dress sparks emotion
and spreads awareness at Marist
Students gathered in the Caba-
on a
is very scary
ollege-aged women and men
a dra-
atic one-woman play, which
emotional responses in
who saw it, even those who
ould not relate.
Marist College's presentation of
.e play was brought to the cam-
•us by Deana's Fund. Deana's
'und was founded by the family
fa dating violence victim. They
ponsor events such as
uesday's performance, to
.pread awareness to those most
risk for these types of violent
. cts.
The introduction opened by let-
ing everyone know that people
ho "care about our safety"
rnught the play to our college
ommunity in hopes of keeping
ur campus safer.
The play was very easy to re-
ate to for everyone in the audi-
,ce. Most have either been in a
-elationship thafhad some of the
:haracteristics talked about in the
.Jay or know someone who has
·een involved in such a situation.
The woman who presented the
suspects danger or violence in a
relationship, seek guidance imme-
diately. Warning signs that a part-
ner may be abusive include act-
ing jealous, an explosive temper,
controlling your decisions, using
play, "Cindy/' talked about herre-
with her
boyfriend, Rick.
started freshman year of col-
and had grown
stronger over
the three years
together. Like
couple just start-
ing out in a relationship, both she
and Rick were
on "cloud
nine." AU
ofher friends and family approved
of Rick, and she
in love with
him very quickly.
Many of the quotes that tugged
at the heartstrings were those that
hit close to home.
couldn't pic-
ture living without him,"
proud that he was so in love with
me," and
cried all night because
I was still in love with him" were
just a
few that evoked some
thought in the minds of those
tening. Surely, many looked at their
own relationships, either past or
present, and saw themselves in
Cindy's shoes.
Although she never disclosed
ing signs, the actress, Cal, went
over them through the stories she
told ofher time with Rick. Tone of
voice was used to illustrate and
evoke emotions very well.
Another focus of the play was
which of Cindy's two dresses she
should wear to the semi-formal
dance that night at her school. The
first dress was a turquoise gown,
the second, a bloodstained yellow
dress. This was the culmination of
intimidation or threats to gain com-
pliance, calling you several times a
night to make sure you are where
you said you would be, and other
overprotective and hostile behav-
iors. One can find local shelters or
the story, the dress that Cindy
comments sh
the most emotional
She spoke
they were
Evei:yone can
to feeling
his or
left every
looking attheir lives
ing about potentially dangerou
situations they might be
After the play, a panel of coun
selors, along with the actress wh
performed the play, led a discus
sion with members of the audience
They opened the floor to questio
about anything and offered priva
counseling after the program wa
over. They also warned people t
look out for early warning sign
and use common sense. All inci
dents should be reported to prope
authorities. Proper measures to b
taken were discussed .
Counselors even shared a sto
about a student at Marist Colleg·
who was killed by an ex-boyfrien1
25 years ago. The story brough
the entire discussion closer t
home for all students in attendanc
and capped off an emotiona
![you have questions about tltes.
or other issues you can call
Counseling Center at
counseling centers by going to as well as receive
confidential help or information
through the Counseling Center. For
more information on couseling
please call extension 2152.

THE ..
CIR.4LE _ _ _
October 11, 2001
'The moment I stepped off the plane, I
felt as though I was in another world'
Sta.If Writer
The moment
stepped off the
felt as though
was in an-
other world. The architecture, the
style, the language, the people; it
was all so different from home. Not
only did
speak very little Italian,
but my jet lag had reduced me to
"slightly" irritable, not to mention
my oh-so-ravishing post flight ap-
pearance. I was dumbstruck and
awed at the same time, and a big
part of me wondered why
left the
comforts of home to be an alien in
an entirely new world.
A month later though,
this as one of the best decisions of
my life. The city
have come to call
home for the next four months is
laid upon Roman ruins. My apart-
ment in Piazza Signoria is where the
Roman forum once met. The streets
walk each morning to class are
lined with buildings older than my
country and built upon ancient
Roman roads. Everyday on my
way to school,
marvel at
Florence's Duomo Cathedral,
which is in my opinion the most
beautiful cathedral in Europe (and
I've visited quite a few, including
St. Peter's in Rome).
stare in
amazement at Ghilberti's bronze
doors that took 22 years to finish
to his perfectionist taste.
Since I've been here, I've visited
and learned so much; not only
about the nation in which
but of myself as well. My classes
are interesting to say the least (my
school once housed a medieval
convent), and my knowledge of
the language has grown by leaps
and bounds. My roommates here
are absolutely wonderful - my fam-
ily away from home. Although re-
cent tragedies have put my travel
plans on a (hopefully) temporary
halt, even this gives me more time
to discover my surroundings.
Through my month here,
never felt as distanced from home
did on September 11. And al-
yearned to be home with
my country and family in time of
crisis, by being here
learned the
strength of myself and the power
of brotherhood through crisis.
While Americans at home were
gathering to mourn and give sup-
port, so too have we Americans
abroad banded together. The Ital-
ian people have also gathered in
support of our nation, which serves
to warm my heart to our new home.
The Duomo Cathedral in Florence is a work
doors, created by Ghilberti, took 22 years
is where Marlst student Anna Santonastaso is
studying for the Fall 2001 Semester.
Overall, my experience has been
overwhelmingly positive.
met people from all over the world,
have bonded with my roommates,
Christina, Sarah and Elena, in a sis-
terly fashion that will leave us
friends for a lifetime, and
discovered a beautiful city in a way
that "just visiting" could never
anyone is thinking
about taking the step to study
urge you with all my heart
to just do it. Dio sia conte!
Working out your schedule to stay fit
Stciff Writer
As a college student, there is
hardly enough time to do every-
thing in your day, and sometimes
the motivation to go to the
lacking. But exercise is important,
even if you are not a student ath-
Jason Clerke, Athletic Director at
All Sport Poughkeepsie, located
across the street from the Marist
campus, suggests incorporating
cardiovascular exercise with
strength training at least three or
more days a week. These exercises
should be done for at least 25 min-
utes, but they can be broken up.
"You can do 15 minutes in the
morning and 10 in the afternoon,
but it is better all at once, even
though it can be cumulative," said
you the most energy and helps of exercise works your chest, tri- would be bent-over rows. To do
To work your lower body, orlegs,
you burn excess body fat. As long ceps (back of the arms) and shoul- this, find a flat bench. To begin, do a simple squat. With your arms
as you get your heart rate up and ders.
find something that is heavy, but crossed in front of your chest, bend
maintain it, you are getting a good
"Be sure to take it nice and slow able to lift, such as a bag ofbooks. your knees to a 90-degree angle.
workout. This would include activi- and keep your back straight," said "It has to weigh enough pounds However, do not let your knees
ties such as running, taking brisk Clerke.
so that you feel something," said extend further than your ankles.
walks, and playing basketball and
He explains that while doing this Clerke.
This exercise works your quadri-
exercise, make sure that you go
Laying flat on the bench (parallel ceps in the front of your legs, along
Clerke emphasizes doing an ac- down to a comfortable level where to the ground) put your left knee with the hamstrings and glutes in
tivity you like.
you enjoy it, you you can feel a stretch in your chest. bent on the bench. Use your right the back of your legs.
are more likely to stick with it."
Clerke recommends doing one or arm to lift your weight from the
To work your calf muscles, stand
However, do not go overboard. two sets.
ground until you bring it level to on a step and using the balls of
You should be able to carry on a
A set consists of a series of exer- your chest. Hold it and repeat. your feet, lift up onto your toes.
conversation while you work out, cises done to a point that you can- Once you complete a set, switch Stretch and pause, then come back
and if you're too out of breath to not do another one. For some sides and work the other arm. This down so that your heels drop be-
speak, slow down.
people it may be 30, for others 10. exercise works the muscles in the low the step.
Aerobic exercise is not the only
"Do as many as you can, basi- back, the biceps and the back "Everything you do should be
component to staying in shape. cally," said Clerke.
slowly; a couple of seconds up and
Clerke emphasizes working the
To work your biceps, Clerke rec-
To tone your midsection, Clerke down," explains Clerke.
upper, lower and middle section of ommends chin-ups. However, not feels that the best way to work your
Over time, you should increase
the body with strength training everyone has the strength to per- abdominal muscles is to do the amount of the weight or num-
form this activity, such as females. crunches. "Do not do sit ups. They ber of repetitions to keep your
To work your upper body, do "Females often do not have the up- use hip flexes, not the abdominal muscles challenged.
push-ups, either full or modified, per-body strength for chin-ups," area," said Clerke. The best way to muscles get too used to a routine,
by using your knees (this depends said Clerke
do crunches is to the point you you'll stop getting stronger.
Aerobic exercise actually gives on how strong you are). This type
A good modification of this cannot do another.

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
October 11, 2001
Congress shall pass no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.
A pragmatic schema for foreign diplomacy
Opinion Editor
Once upon a time Alan Ginsberg
poetically exclaimed, "America how
can I write a holy litany in your silly
mood." Today, America is fighting
a greater threat than communism
abroad or guerilla warfare in Viet-
nam. Today, America's enemy is it-
America, amidst unparalleled lev-
els of nationalism and patriotism, is
once again living in a silly mood.
Consumerism has bred a class-
based society that rivals India's
caste system. Economically speak-
ing, circle writer Chris Knudtsen
warns that, "rampant consumerism
such as this is one of the reasons
that Ameriffl has fallen out of favor
and continued
exploitation by our [global] compa-
nies only serves to validate their
criticisms." Markets, both domes-
tic and foreign, drive our political,
social and economic policies. For-
get welfare capitalism or patriotic
consumerism, because America is
hurting more than supply and de-
mand curves elude. As America
strikes back, one can only hope that
society will approach our call to ac-
tion pragmatically.
Yet, more likely than not hawkish
sentiments have already stifled lib-
eralism in favor of military schemas.
Where has Vice-President Cheney
been since September 11? While
America builds itselfup militarily
and President Bush rallies the
troops, we as a society suffer from
the ills of a faced-paced-techno-
logically-driven world. At this
point, my fears lie in what will hap-
pen four years from tomorrow.
Our war against terrorism show-
cases opportunism and gamesman-
ship like never before. Russia and
Pakistan have expressed their sup-
port for U.S.-ledmilitary campaigns
in Afghanistan. However, one
questions their motives. Since
even before the fall of communism
in the USSR, Russia has drooled
over the possibility of annexing
Afghanistan. Moreover, Pakistan
and India still clash over Kashmir.
Thus, America's campaign must be
sound, otherwise political frag-
mentation and breakdowns in com-
munication will ensue.
tarization and realignment will
cause other countries to disfavor
American foreign policy.
The logic of diplomacy should be
based on cultural exchange and
nonviolence. The tenets or prag-
matism and the sociological mind-
fulness of the artist Robert
Rauschenberg should be our guide
during this time of uncertainty.
William James wrote that, ''the war
against war is going to be no holi-
day excursion or camping party."
Such is the case as emotion and
not rationale drive Americans.
As unintelligible as it may seem
the political message of pop art is
quite profound and sociologically
apropos. Pop art is the transmitter
of information, whereas it is used
to awaken curiosity and contrib-
ute to worldwide peace. Robert
Rauschenberg remarked that
"without curiosity, you can't have
individuality .. .ltjust doesn't exist.
And without curiosity or individu-
ality, you're not going to adjust to
the modem world." Thus, art con-
tributes to peace by changing the
way people see each other.
The power of art transcends lan-
guage barriers and breaks down the
barriers of isolation (as in the case
of Afghanistan). When different
cultures do not communicate with
each other ignorance and naivete
manifest in a plethora of degrees
and magnitudes. Ignorance and
naivete are not resolved through
warfare, but only through cultural
In America and the world, cross-
cultural exchange can be excited to
the point where curiosity is alive.
The means of nonviolent direct
action and multiculturalism will in-
evitably actualize the end of the
beloved community. Throughout
time the adage has been that abso-
lute power corrupts absolutely.
How slow man has been to evolve
from this a posteriori claim!
Methodical slaughtering of inno-
cents will not offer satisfactory
solutions nor ease the pain of
those who suffer directly from the
tragedy of September 11. As Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr. provocatively
"It is precisely this collision
of immoral power with powerless
morality which constitutes the ma-
jor crisis ofourtimes." Vindication
of the "illusory" American Dream
is attainable only through an end
to materialism and an increased
awareness of the brotherhood of
Robert Rauschenberg gave prag-
matism and the world the logical
structure to do this through the
manipulation of images and illu-
sions contained in his artwork.
Rauschenberg's goal was to intro-
duce the world to itself. Perhaps
America, in this time of need,
should structure its immediate re-
sponse around the interdepen-
dence of nations, and not center
foreign policy on retribution or
manifest destiny. Oh, America,
when will you be angelic?
Celebrating Ufe
A Memorial Service
One month after the loss of
associated with the
destruction of the World
Trade Center, the Pentagon
and four aitplanes; we will
gather to reflect and pray.
Thursday, October 11, 200 I
the Rotunda
*Those who were lost to this
life: Alumni, Relatives,
friends, those unknown
Parents, Relatives, those un-
*Our going forth
this life.
Dread and Repulsion: Now it gets worse
Layout Manager
Six of us left the Poughkeepsie
Train station in high spirits, trading
jokes on our way to attend an anti-
war rally and march in New York City
on October 7. The mood darkened
heavily as a woman sitting behind
us mentioned that U.S. forces had
begun bombing Afghanistan.
A short subway ride on the 1 train
brought us to Union Square where
the rally began with an interfaith
service titled with one of the more
popular peace slogans, "Our grief
is not a cry for war". The service
featured a number of speakers, in-
cluding representatives of the Chris-
tian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu
faiths. In a matter of a half-hour the
crowd had swelled from a couple
dozen to a couple hundred, maybe
even a couple thousand.
Reuben Schafer, the grandfather of
a victim of the World Trade Center
tragedy, addressed the crowd by
reading a letter that his children sent
him to make up for their absence at
the event; the letter was addressed
to President Bush.
"War does not make us feel bet-
ter," the letter read. "Do not kill in-
nocent people in our child's name."
A representative of Veterans for
Peace also spoke against the cur-
rent war movement, saying that the
current war was about oil, not jus-
tice. Despite the history of tension
between veterans of the Vietnam
War and the peace movement, the
representative said that the protest
against this current war was justi-
"Dissent is not disloyalty," he
The rally came to a close shortly
after and the march began with
massive numbers moving up 6th
Avenue of the Americas, eventu-
ally ending at Times Square. By-
standers stopped on the sidewalks
to watch wave after wave of dem-
onstrators holding signs over their
heads. Occasionally some would
nod or wave in approval and occa-
sionally harsh words or threats
would be thrown our way. One
bystander, a male probably in his
mid-fifties, accosted a teenage girl
who was marching with a sign.
"You should have been in the
Trade Center," he screamed.
She replied with surprising calm,
"I was three blocks away."
This comment enraged the man
rather than satisfy him as he con-
tinued, "you should have 'flipping'
died then b***h." We kept walk-
I can't help but notice the irony
in some of this. An angry war-hawk
screaming death threats at a teen-
age peace demonstrator leads me
to a simple conclusion. If you are
truly in favor of this war and want
your vengeance then pack your
bags and join the military instead
of ranting at those who are seek-
ing a more reserved approach. I
don't want my country to commit
horrible acts of war in my name so
it seems only fair that the people
who are willing to lend their name
to this continuation of violence
fulfill their role. You want bombs,
drop 'em yourself.
Continued escalation of military
confrontations will not make us
safer and bombing the bjeetas out
of a country is not justice, that's
not a hard equation to figure out
(even for us communications ma-
jors). lfnothing else, plea for peace
out of selfish inclinations because
every bomb we drop exponentially
increases the likelihood of another
terrorist attack on our soil.
In addition to the "strategic tar-
gets" hit by the bombing strikes at
least 20 innocent casualties have
been reported by Afghanistan of-
ficials, according to a report on
Tuesday, Oct. 9 by the Indepen-
( Electricity
was also lost in the city of
Kandahar due to the bombing
meaning that hospitals may have
lost additional lives as well.
There is another aspect to bomb-
ing that has been overlooked re-
garding the type of ammunition
used in this campaign, namely that
depleted uranium shells can leave
terrible consequences that extend
further than whatever buildings or
installations we hit. The American
bombs dropped over Bosnia in
199 5 and over Yugoslavia in 1999
have been tied to higher levels of
leukemia and cancer, similar to the
Gulf War Syndrome, according to
an article in the New York Times
onJan. 7,2001.
As for the Afghan people that
no longer wish to be in Afghani-
stan, oh well, they're stuck due to
pressure from the U.S. and Britian
to close the nation's borders.
Those that wish to leave the coun-
try to avoid the bombings or to
escape the Taliban are being kept
where they are.
I know that the attack on Sep-
tember 11 was terrible. I know that
the Taliban has some terrible prac-
tices that violate human rights and
that we should make some kind of
stand against that. I also know that
violence will result in innocent ca-
sualties and I know that more
bombing and wars legitimizes vio-
lence in the eyes of the world.
I do not know how honest some
of Bush's intentions are, or the in-
tentions of some of his staff that
hold significant personal interests
in the Middle East. Vice President
Dick Cheney once served on the
Kazakhstan Oil Advisory Board
(Kazakhstan is not very far from
Afghanistan) with executives from
Chevron and Texaco, two compa-
nies that recently merged for po-
tentially huge profit gains. Also
consider the ramifications of U.S.
intervention in Afghanistan on the
gas pipeline proposed in 1998, a
project that was to be led by
Unocal but was later abandoned
due to heavy conflict in the region.
I also know that increasing mili-
tary spending by millions or bil-
lions of dollars will coincide with
decreasing spending for education,
health care, and social services,
thus depriving those within our
nation of aid they desperately
To the warhawks, you're going
to directly kill hundreds of inno-
cent people with your current ap-
proach and we're all going to lose
more of our loved ones in the fu-
ture if we go to war and instigate
further attacks on us. To the
warhawks, fight this war your-
selves because I want nothing to
do with it. Now it's just going to
get worse. Ever get the feeling
you've been cheated?
W/1111 tlo
Where has the Vice-Presiderlt
been since September 11th?
Is President Bush violating the
Constitution by not asking Con-
gress to declare war?

_______ THE CIRCLE ______ _
11, 2001
0 PIN I 0 N
The views presented are not necessarily those of The Circle
Bombs away! There is no diplomatic solution
Stq(f Wfiter
I have two of the most important
words since Sept 11; Bombs Away!
The US and its allies have finally
engaged the war on terrorism by
bombing strategic targets in
Taliban ruled Afghanistan. A war-
monger, am I? Well, not quite. Am
I a proponent of truth, justice, and
the American way? Absolutely.
Let's address something here. In
our current global environment,
diplomacy is something that is
needed to ensure stability in
today's world. We need diplomats,
statesmen, and ambassadors to
navigate our countries through
troubled international waters.
In this instance though there is
no diplomatic solution. There is
no one on the other side of the table
to negotiate with. All we have is
freedom vs. terrorism and terrorism
does not have a face. Terrorists
are like the invisible man when he
went mad. Attacking people and
committing malicious acts under a
cover so that no one can see them.
Unlike the plight of the invisible
man, though, we have a cure for
the madness that causes terrorism.
It's called the United Stated Mili-
I, like many Americans, hope that
the US is able to totally eradicate
their totalitarian rule on the Afghan
people. The decisions that the US
is now making are in the interest of
freedom and democracy. Those
that shelter, feed, and hide terror-
ists are as guilty as the terrorist,
and the world is finding that out
The battle that rages on today is
only the first installment of a long
war that is ahead of us. We need
to act as forcefully and decisively
as possible.
What is very distressing are these
subversive, anti-war, beatnik pro-
testers. Are you all masochists?
Do you like it when people beat up
on you? It seems so, because not
to retaliate and retaliate with ex-
treme force seems obscenely ri-
diculous in this situation. This is
not Vietnam, so get off the LSD,
stop hallucinating, and wake up to
the year 2001 because the war on
terrorism will go on with or with-
out you.
While there has been criticism in
the past, now is not the time to
question our leaders and policy-
makers. It is time that all Ameri-
cans stand behind our local, state
and federal government to heal and
rebuild this great country. Those
that are weak of heart should stay
out of the way. This first install-
ment is just an iota of what is to
come. We have not even reached
Kosovo levels of bombing ,let
alone an all out war.
Besides supporting our policy
makers, as Americans the best
thing we can do is to go about our
day-to-day routine. We have to
get America back to and even sur-
pass the levels of stability that were
present before the attacks on Sept
11. With that we also have to re-
member what is important in life and
how lucky we are.
This past Saturday I took the Law
School Admissions Test, arguably
the hardest standardized test that
one has to take. A fellow test-taker
asked me why do I look so calm
and collected, and stated this test
is going to affect the path that our
lives are going to take. Before Sept
11 I would agree, but now some of
the things that I would usually get
stressed about I don't even bat an
eye at. I just replied, "Today people
are going to war, just be glad we
are taking a test." The point is: we
don't know what path our life will
Over six thousand lives were
ended on September 11 and be-
cause of that terrorist attack every
night, for a very long time, some-
one will either become severely in-
jured or die as a casualty of the
war on terrorism. Some say that is
a reason to stop the bombing. I
say it is just a reality that we have
to deal with.
Last weekend Derrick Jones spent
his time taking the LSAT, afler
which he added his name to the
onslaught of American citizens
who want to fight far America in
forgotten news: Watch out for Hurricane
Sta.If writer
In the wake of the tragic events
of September 11, it is difficult to
pay attention to anything on tele-
vision that does not have anything
to do with capturing Osama bin
Laden. However, in the midst of
ing to learn all there is to know
about such places as Jalalabad,
Kandahar, and other Afghani
tongue twisters, it is important to
try and remember that there are
other things that are happening in
this world. How I long for the days
when the newscasters on CNN had
no reason to use adjectives like
biological, chemical, or nuclear.
For example, how many people re-
member Gary Condit? Throughout
the entire summer, he reminded us
that politicians and interns seem
to always equal some sort of
trouble. Everybody was trying to
find Chandra Levy, the intern from
his district ofModesto, California.
Ideas as to her whereabouts led to
criminal accusations against
Condit, to rumors of a serial killer
in the Washington, D.C. area, to
outlandish thoughts that she was
taking part in Survivor Three in
The terrorist attacks have kept the
story out of all the newspapers,
including the National Enquirer,
and have possibly saved the
Congressman's political career in
a roundabout way. While thou-
sands have died from the bomb-
ings, and fears of more abound,
Chandra Levy is still missing, Gary
Condit is still on the Intelligence
Committee, and nobody has no-
How many people remember
MTV's Video Music Awards?
Surely this would not have been a
major news story anyway, but I
imagine that most of us would
rather complain about how talented
artists once again had to play sec-
ond fiddle to lingerie-clad pop stars
singing tunes that have not been
popular since the 1970s. Unfortu-
nately, that kind of talk must now
be set aside so that every Ameri-
can can become a political scien-
tist and give their expert views on
what targets should be bombed
Then there was the story of
sharks attacking surfers from
Florida to Vrrginia to an unsubstan-
tiated report in Branson, Missouri.
These days you won't hear about
a shark unless it is biting the head
off of a member of the Taliban.
These are just the events that
happened over the summer that
have already been erased from our
minds so that we give our full at-
tention to whatever it is Donald
Rumsfeld has to say today. I could
find examples of news stories that
are happening right now that no-
body is reporting on, but the fact
is that if nobody is reporting it, there
is no way of knowing. So while
you are at home watching a live
report from Islamabad, Pakistan, re-
member, you could very well be
missing out on some other major
news stories.
Watch out for Hurricane Iris.
Tony Heyl craves green jello,
green eggs and ham.
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Today's youth continues the struggle against censorship
Stq(f Wfiter
I find some strange conflict be-
tween censorship and freedom of
speech in the use of warning la-
bels on compact discs and coding
systems on television. I know
many young people find such a
subject old news, but there is some-
thing to think about in regards to
the rights Americans are entitled
to in the Bill ofRights.
Many adults believe that such la-
bels and coding systems are
needed to protect America's youth
from the harmful ideas expressed
and marketed by such media. But
are all ideas and emotions voiced
by an artist or screenwriter nega-
tively influential on the minds of
young people. Are today's youth
as impressionable as society be-
lieves them to be?
I believe that the answers to such
questions are relative. The con- they are made out to be. Many
cepts that parents and other adults youths look at CDs and televised
fear will negatively influence chi!- programs as entertainment or an
dren bombard youths everywhere outlet for their own emotions that
they go, and warning labels won't they find difficult to express.
protect their youth from contro-
To label an artist's music as a nega-
versy for long. As John Nuccr, a tive influence on America's youth
freshman from Sheahan states, and attempt to censor the content
"One way or another, kids will get of such work takes away from the
young person's well-being that he
hears the "F-word" in a song?
They hear these words from their
own parents, from adults, older sib-
lings, and people they pass on the
street. It is probably a good thing
that no one pays attention to such
useless methods of media control.
These warning labels and coding
exposed to it, whether it's
TV, or video games, or music."
Is it really that detrimental to
a young person's well-being
that he hears the "F-word" in
a song?
parents." Unfortunately, parents
are not very responsible in moni-
toring what their children watch or
listen to.
After all, today's youth are not
going to allow themselves to be
manipulated by stickers and icons.
I doubt that they will obey the will
of politicians and politically influ-
ential, overprotective parents.
To sum up in a word, this argu-
ment is about control. Today's
youth will not accept such a con-
dition, thus allowing musicians,
artists and screenwriters to con-
tinue shocking and breaking the
barriers built up by stickers and
Apparently, many people, young
and old alike, believe that today's
youth are very impressionable and
likely to act out what they see on
TV or hear in a song. The reason
for such sentiments is because of
highly publicized news stories look-
ing for a good shock story to at-
tract viewers or readers.
Except for those few young
people stupid enough to actually
set themselves on fire without any
safety precautions, such stories of
copycat kids aren't as common as
artist's message or artistic pur-
pose. To rate the programming of
televised shows only segregates
such mediums further.
Is it really that detrimental to a
systems seem more directed to-
wards the parents than to the
youth they are meant to affect. As
Ted, a Marist utility worker pointed
out, "It's the responsibility of the
Jessica Tara Smith is a .freshman
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Training Day, Directed by Antoine
Fuqua(l20min.) ***1/2
Denzel Washington and Ethan
Hawke prove in Training Day that
opposites do indeed attract.
These two actors formed one of
the best pair of opposing charac-
ters in a movie that I have seen in a
long, long time.
Washington plays the over-the-
top and corrupted Narcotics cop
Alonzo Harris, while Hawke plays
a rookie on his first day of training
for Alonzo's squad, Jake Hoyt.
Washington's overbearing and in-
credibly arrogant attitude clashes
perfectly with Hawke's almost shy
and low-key manner.
The film begins with Jake meet-
ing Alonzo for the first time in a
diner. We learn instantly that there
will be some major tension between
these two as Alonzo toys with his
the get-go. After some
amusntg (foftogue at the diner, they
head out to the "office," Alonzo's
black and fully loaded Monte
Alonzo continues to mess
around with his rookie as they
break up an attempted drug deal
and confiscate the illegal sub-
stance and paraphernalia. Alonzo
then basically forces Jake into
smoking what he thought was the
confiscated marijuana. The unsus-
pecting and innocent Jake later
learns that the marijuana was laced
with PCB. Once the hallucinations
start to clear up, Jake spots an at-
tempted rape taking place and
jumps out of the car and springs
into action. The unscrupulous
Alonzo becomes even more of a
shady character here as he
watches Jake stave off the two drug
addict attackers by himself and re-
fuses to arrest the assailants and
just lets them go after giving them
a beating.
This is just the tip of the iceberg
for Jake's initiation into the world
of Alonzo's narcotics task force.
During the film Jake learns the hard
way what Alonzo means when he
says that "to protect the sheep,
you have to kill the wolf, and to kill
the wolf you have to be a wolf."
Other unethical practices ensue as
Jake is pushed to the limit in terms
of how much he can actually stom-
ach, but you'll have to see the
movie to find out how far Alonzo
goes and how much Jake will toler-
On the surface, it may seem that
Alonzo versus Jake is the major
conflict in this film, but the most
important aspect of the movie is
the inner struggle that Jake en-
counters with himself. He wants to
rise up the ranks of the police force
so that he can one day be a detec-
tive and help keep the streets clean
of drug dealers and killers. His main
goal is to basically help people, but
Alonzo is making it awfully hard for
Jake to believe that this is possible.
Alonzo is constantly forcing Jake
to go against his will and bend his
ethical standards to make the cut
on his "elite narcotics squad."
The movie was very solid until
the very end. It started to drag a
bit, and could have ended about 15
minutes sooner. The ending was
also a bit predictable, and it seemed
like the director, Antoine Fuqua,
went out of his way to try and
swerve the audience, but all it does
is make the final scene all the more
Without the great acting from
Washington and Hawke this movie
probably would have been awful,
but the acting performances put
forth were so good that they prob-
ably could have made just about
any script work this time around.
Washington has already proven his
versatility time and time again in the
film industry, but I was surprised at
how well Hawke played his charac-
ter. Kudos to both for making this
a fun two hours and $8.00 well
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Using a sampling machine on
stage, he creates complex layers of
acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
In addition, he combines vocal
scratching and beatboxing, his own
wacky "mouth fluegel," and per-
cussion ranging from djembe to
plastic tubing of various lengths
beat against his legs. The result is
a final product so comprehensive
and unique that the listener actu-
ally wonders how one man could
accomplish all this.
I drove just over three hours from
Poughkeepsie to a tiny club in
Northampton, Mass. to see the
show. I waited outside in the cold
for forty-five minutes after the
show was supposed to start. I got
pushed to the back of the bar and
had my sandal-clad toes stepped
on by just about everyone and
their brother. And I'd do it all
K-Dub started the show with a
slow and soulful acoustic cover of
Springsteen's "Born to Run."
From there, he mixed original mate-
rial with covers ranging from Pomo
for Pyros, 40's jazz legend Dave
Brubeck, Ani Difranco, the Grate-
ful Dead, and Michael Franti, bet-
Saratoga, to see the magic all over
All that I can say about the
shows are that they're very or-
ganic. It's acoustic guitar and vo-
cals. But, by using the sampler, K-
Dub brings an electronic sound to
it. In a word ... unreal.
All those who dig music truly in-
tended to be heard live, do your-
selfa favor and go see Keller Will-
iams. It's an experience, not soon
to be forgotten.
Looking for a night of fun and
dancing? Well, the Halloween
Dance on Sunday, Oct 28 i.s what
you're looking for! The dance,
Champagnat's RSC
and the Class of
is open to
all Marist students and will take
place in the Cabaret from 9 to 12
p.m. Admission will be $2 with a
costume, or $3 without .. Come
dressed ready for a night of fun,
and good music.
Contact Melissa
or Joanna
with questions'.
ter known as Spearhead. He Keller Williams performed at the Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass.
rounded the show out with origi- and at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY last week.
nal material such as "Chillin' like a
Villain," "Blazebago," and "Inhale
to the Chief."
I left the show spellbound, un-
sure of what just happened, but
sure I had witnessed something
amazing. Only four days later, I
drove an additional two hours to
Clifton Park, NY, just outside
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finish first
The old adage holds that nice
This should be Barry Bonds' time
guys finish last. Maybe nice law-
of glory. The greatest player of his
yers finish last. Maybe nice drill generation broke the single season
sergeants and nice stockbrokers homerun record, blasting 73 long
finish last. For these men and oth- balls, and this was while being
ers like them, that adage might be walked more times than anyone
the staunch truth. Not for athletes. else had ever been walked in a
Being the nice guy in sports does single season.
not guarantee that an athlete will
Yet years from now, when fans
finish at the top of the standings look back at the 2001 season, they
or at the head of the record books. will not fondly recall the landmark
But when their careers wind down records of Bonds and Henderson,
and their accomplishments fade but instead recall two players
into memory, it is the nice guys that whose seasons were quite forget-
will finish first; in the minds and table. They will recall two men
the hearts of the fans. The other whose seasons were plagued by
guys, they will just finish.
injuries and overrun with medioc-
Never has the world of sports . rity. They will recall the seasons,
demonstrated this principle more the farewell seasons, of Cal Ripken
than during the 2001 Major League Jr. and Tony Gwynn. The fans will
Baseball season.
do so for no other reason than this:
This should be Rickey Ripken and Gwynn are nice guys.
time of glory. This
Throughout their careers, Bonds
the greatest base stealer ' and Henderson have bestowed
of all-time became the greatest run upon the game their many great
scorer of all-time: He set the all- \\ talents and their innumerable mile-
time record for walks in a career, stones. Ripken and Gwynn have
and racked up his 3,000-career hit
left so much more.
on the last day of the season to tp . Ripken did not just revolutionize
it all off.
the way the shortstop position was
when Graham Merchant scored the revenge from last year's 2-1 upset
go ahead goal in the 72nd minute loss to Marist in the 2000 MAAC
of the contest. Marist tried to
battle back, but the Loyola defense
held up. Crespo had an opportu-
nity later in the half, but Beatty
made a spectacular save to prevent
a goal.
"We certainly had plenty of
chances to score in the second half
and when Beatty made that save
on Joe, it seemed like things were
just going their way," said Herodes.
"But I was very pleased with our
effort, especially scoring the first
legitimate goal
them in their last
seven games."
Loyola, now ranked 13th in the
National Soccer Coaches Associa-
tion of America (NSCAA) poll,
came into the match looking for
tournaJ¥ent semi-finals. The Grey-
I gained revenge by keep-
ing constant attack on Marist
goalie Carlos DeBrito, who made
eight saves on eighteen shots in a
valiant effort.
Loyola got help from Marist,
when the Red Foxes scored in its
own net to secure the victory for
The Red Foxes schedule does not
get any easier when they face
Fairfield this Saturday afternoon at
LeonidoffField. Fairfield is ranked
13th in the NSCAA poll and will be
a test for the Red Foxes.
"Our backs are against the wall
right now," said Herodes. "Every
game is critical from here on out."
Hofer leads men's tennis
upsets at ECAC Tuurney
Paul Seach
Stq/f WTiter
Marist College stormed into the
ECAC Fall tournament making a
statement. Number one player Pat
Hofer, in a thrilling upset victory,
defeated Harvard's number one
player, William Lee.
Lee is not only the top singles
player of Harvard, but also one of
the best in the nation.
Marist head coach Smith was
ecstatic about the win.
"This is the best singles win any
player has had since my tenure here
at Marist and the best, I think that
Marist College has seen in its his-
tory," he said.
In Marist's second match up, the
Red Foxes went up against Army.
According to Smith "our team
played their best match against
Army in the past five years."
Martin Aldorsson was victorious
in the 3rd singles, while David
Slater claimed victory, winning at
the 4th singles. In an exciting
match, Hofer lost against Army's
number one player Jason Sabia.
The third and final match of the
tournament for Marist was against
Colgate. Marist's 1 through 6 play-
ers performed at a very high level
with Marist winning the 1st and
2nd doubles matches. These vic-
tories set the tone early for a Marist
Hofer won the 1st singles 6-4, 6-
4 with David Slater winning
straight sets 6-3, 7-6 at the number
looked at, he revolutionized the
way that players should treat the
fans. He did not just show guys
like Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter
that bigger guys could patrol
short, but that they should do it
with all the class and all the grace
toward the fans and the game that
those guys now display.
not just that Ripken embarked on a
games played streak, but that he
did so with unmatched dignity.
Gwynn was much the same way
throughout his marvelous career.
The perennial batting champion
was more than just an impossible
out; he was an ambassador to the
game. He showed great respect for
the media, and greater loyalty to
his fans, a trait so rare in this time
of free-agent frenzy.
People forget the amazing feats
ofRipken and Gwynn, such as 400
homers and 3,000 hits for Cal, and
3,000 hits and 19 straight .300 sea-
sons for Gwynn, because there is
so much more to remember.
Bonds and Henderson cannot
say the same.
Bonds has always been stand-
offish, not only towards the me-
dia, but towards his peers as well.
He has shown himself to lack loy-
alty to fans and teammates alike.
He has been disliked by his team-
mates throughout his career, evi-
denced by the fact that not one
Giant emerged from the dugout to
congratulate Bonds when he roped
his 500th career homer.
Henderson has been no better.
He has shown that he cares only
about his statistics and not about
winning, as hustle has never been
associated with his name. He will
never be caught dead running out
a pop-up, he has been arrogant to
the media, and completely indiffer-
ent to the fans.
That is why Gwynn and Ripken
hear applause where Bonds and
Henderson hear boos.
That is why Bonds did not have
nearly the support or interest in his
homerun chase that Mark McGwire
and Sammy Sosa had in theirs, and
why, while everybody rooted for
McGwire, many people rooted
against Bonds.
That is why Henderson's accom-
plishments have gone largely un-
noticed, while Ripken's and
Gwynn's have been cheered end-
goes to show that American
sports fans are not robots. Fans
see more than stats and figures,
wins and losses, averages and per-
centages. Fans see people. The
people they like, the people that
are nice, they will cheer for and
admire. The ones that are not so
nice, will not hear the cheers or feel
the admiration.
Bonds and Henderson did re-
ceive cheers this season. They
received cheers for what they were
doing. Ripken and Gwynn received
cheers for who they were. The
cheers for the accomplishments of
Bonds and Henderson will even-
tually die down, but the cheers for
Ripken and Gwynn will last forever.
In the end, Barry Bonds and
Rickey Henderson will be remem-
bered as great ball players.
Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn
will be remembered as great men.
The nice guys will have finished
n's tr11ck places
lace 19th
Paul Short Invitational
Competing in rainy, windy con-
ditions on a slippery grass course,
e Marist Men's Cross Country
:earn placed 16th in a strong 39-
team field at the 29th annual Paul
Short Invitational at Lehigh Uni·
versity Saturday.
Sophomore Kirk Dornton
tb.e Red Foxes' top
finisher for the second time this
season, placing 5 lst out of274 on
!the 8,000-meter course.
Head coach Pete Colaizzo
leased with .Dornton's perfor-
"Kirk continues to have a very
consistent, solid season," he said.
"We're looking for him to build on
this in the upcoming championship
Seniors Mike Nebr (26:02.5) and
Pat Driscoll (26:13.2) placed 67th
and 87th respectively, while Jay
Grady and Jamal Padgett rounded
out the scoring five. Only a 56-sec-
ond gap separated the Marist scor-
ers, a promising sign for the cham-
IPionship meets, where a tight scor-
ing pack is the key to a low score.
"It was encouraging to see the
top five guys once again run in a
tight pack," Colaizzo said. "But in
4 singles, giving Marist a 3-1 lead.
With Marist only needing one
more win to clinch the match, Alex
Ilchenko came through big, win-
ning the number 5 singles clinch-
ing the victory for the Red Foxes.
Coach Smith was happy with his
team's results throughout the tour-
a meet like this, we needed some-
one to step up and place in the top
25 or 30. Still for a meet that is rela-
tively early in the season, this
not bad."
Competing only a few hours later
under totally different weather
conditions, 16 Marist runners fitted
well in the Open Race, which in-
cluded several nationally ranked
NCAA Division
and Divisionm
schools and a handful of talented
unattached runners.
Gilby Hawkins (26:47. 7), Taylor
Rogers (26:52.5) and SeanHopkins
the second race, run under
sunny skies on a much drier
course. Hawkins, Rogers. Hopkins
and freshman Matt Petersen
(27 :22. 7) all placed in the top 100 in
a field of356, giving an indication
the team
has talent well be-
yond the "top-seven."
was very pleased to see how
well the guys ran in the open race,"
Colaizzo said. "This bodes well for
the team in terms of depth."
Competing against nationally
ranked Villanova and Georgetown,
as well
Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference rival Iona, the women's
Cross Country team finished 19th
out of39 teams in the women's in-
vitational race.
"This was a big win for our team
because traditionally Colgate has
been seated higher than Marist at
the tournament," he said.
With the victory Marist's ranked
raised from 16to 13.
"Our entire team performed at a
Jenn Rosenblatt led the Red
Foxes on the 6000 meter course,
ishing 53rd (22:33). Despite miss-
ing several days of training due to
injury and illness, senior Liz
Grudzinski placed 58th (22:38).
Cheryl Norris, Leanne Bolingbroke
and Sue Golden comprised the re-
mainder of the scoring five.
Saturday's race allowed women's
coach Phil Kelly to examine the
match-up between Marist an
the main challengers for th
MAAC Cross Country champion-:
ship. Although Iona finished sev-!
eral places ahead of the Red Foxes,
confident that Marist will
contend at the championship mee
on October 26.
"Iona's second-through-sixth
runners looked really strong, and
this is our weakness so far," Kelly
said. "We can realistically finish
first and second or first and third
against them, but our pack has riot
yet shown that they can handle
Iona's pack. However, we have al-
most three weeks to get ready
the MAAC (Championships), and
I have complete faith in the team's
ability to regroup and beat Iona."
This weekend, the men's team
will compete at the Albany Invita-
tional. The women's team will no
compete until championships.
level they were capable of and
higher," Smith said. "We have a
very solid team with nine go9d play-
Marist next tournament will be the
UConn Classic tournament with
such schools as Rutgers, Boston
College, UConii and St. John's.

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Game of the Week
They Said It
The Marist College ice hockey club will take
on NYU this Friday at 9: 15 at the Mccann
Our backs are against the wall
Ice Arena. The two teams met in the first
right now. Every game
is critical
round of the SECHL playoffs last season,
"Om here on out.
"Men's soccer head
with NYU defeating the Red Foxes. Marist
coach Bobby Herodes about the pressure
defeated the University of Pennsylvania 6-1
RT s
his team is facing late in the season
last Friday in its first game of the season
October 11, 2001
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Women's soccer beats Manhattan
Steff Writer
While non-league play has
been pleasant to the 2001 Marist
Red Foxes women's soccer,
MAAC play has been a com-
pletely different story.
Senior Kasey Sibrinsz scored
a goal in the 81 st minute and
propelled Marist to a 2-1 win
over MAAC rival Manhattan
before 275 fans at Leonidoff
Field Oct. 5.
The win moved the Red Foxes'
record to 3-0 in the MAAC and
3-7 overall. As of Oct. 7, Marist
stood in third place in the
MAAC trailing Fairfield (4-1)
and Loyola ( 4-0).
Freshman forward Courtney
Moore said that the non-con-
ference games have helped pre-
pare the team for its MAAC con-
-{\{ ·,, "We have learned from our
(non-conference) losses," she
With the victory over Manhat-
tan, the Red Foxes snapped a
three game losing skid in which
they had been held scoreless in
each match. However, each of
those defeats came at the hands
of non-league opponents.
Playing only their third home
game of the season, and first
under the lights at
LeonidoffField, the Red Foxes
struck first in the first half on a
breakaway goal by Moore, her
second of the season.
The play was set up on a feed
from junior Jenny Greenbaum,
which sent Moore on a clear
path towards the net.
The Jaspers came back to tie
the game in the 72nd minute,
when Kristen Stroppel scored
off a header. However, Marist
would take the lead for good
nine minutes later on Sibrinsz's
first goal of the season. Junior
Kelly Naughton assisted on the
Throughout the match the
team's traded scoring opportu-
nities and possession in the of-
fensive zone. Manhattan fin-
ished with a slight 14-12 edge in
"We were anticipating a tough
game against (Manhattan) be-
cause they are a physical team,"
added Moore.
Pre-season All-MAAC selec-
tion for goaltender, junior
Mellanie Nai had seven saves
to help preserve the win for
Marist. She is now 3-6-0 with a
.853 save % and 1.66 goals
against average.
The win moved Marist's
record at home to 2-1.
The Foxes are currently in the
middle of a seven-day layoff,
before finishing the season with
six league games in 12 days.
Only two of the games will be
held in Poughkeepsie, both dur-
ing the fall break.
Moore believes the layoff is
actually a plus for the team.
" We needed a break because
we have a few minor injuries and
this gives us time to heal the
bumps and bruises."
The week off has also gives
Marist time to improve on its
offense. The Red Foxes have
been outscored 18-11, with six
ofMarist's goals coming in one
game against St. Peter's. Addi-
tionally, the Red Foxes have
been outscored 13-5 in the sec-
ond half alone.
However, toss out the non-
conference games and Marist
holds a 9-1 scoring advantage
in MAAC play.
Marist will see the layoff come
to an end Oct. 12 when the team
travels to Lawrenceville, NJ to
play Rider, then plays at league-
leading Loyola two days later.
The Red Foxes will wrap up the
three-game road trip Oct. 17 with
a match at Fairfield before return-
ing home Oct. 19 for a night
match against Niagara.
The team will host Canisius on
October 21, travel to Siena on
October 24 and finish the regu-
lar season at home against Cen-
tral Connecticut on October 26.
Junior Mellanie Nai made seven saves to secure a 2-1 victory for
Marist against Manhattan. She has a 1.66 goals against average in
nine games.
Football falls
Fairfield 27-6
fourth straieht loss
Sports Editor
Marist failed to win its first
game in four attempts this sea-
son, falling to Fairfield 27-6 on
\1arist fell to 0-2 in the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference
(MAAC), while the Stags, play-
ing on their home field, improved
to 3-0 in the MAAC and 3-2
Sophomore Anthony Cuppari
rushed for 148 yards and a
touchdmvn while junior quar-
terback Mike Cerchio threw for
224 yards and two touchdowns
to lead the Stag offense. Marist
could only manage 180 total
yards as quarterbacks John
Corneliusen and Kevin Bielen
combined to complete five
passes in 23 attempts for a mere
70 yards in the air.
While Marist head coach Jim
Parady would like better produc-
tion from the quarterback posi-
tion, he also said that there are
different factors contributing to
the numbers being put up.
"Our stats are misleading," he
said. "We need to be consis-
tent at all positions. We need
to put up better numbers when
throwing the ball.
If we play
more consistent all around that
it will make the production from
that spot better."
The loss dropped the Red
Foxes to 0-4, the first a Marist
team has started winless in its
first four games since 1987.
In its last two games, Marist's
opponents have totaled 488
yards on the ground. The Red
Foxes have gained only 359 to-
tal yards in those two games in
which they were outscored 40-
Marist head coach Jim Parady
is not sure what is responsible
for the lack of offensive produc-
"We're not really sure what
the problem is right now," he
said. "We are out of sync right
now. We need to get things to
work better together."
Fairfield opened the scoring
when Cerchio found Evan
Bishop in the end zone for a 9-
yard touchdown strike. Marist
cut the lead to 7-6 on a five-yard
touchdown run from Alfredo
Riullano, but that would be all
the scoring the Red Foxes
would get on the afternoon.
Steve Mirasolo kicked two
consecutive field goals for
Fairfield before Cuppari scored
his only touchdown of the game
on a one-yard run. Cerchio
closed out the scoring when he
connected with Matt Giugliano
for a 15-yard strike.
The Red Fox defense allowed
Cuppari to gain 148 yards on the
ground, but he created his op-
portunities, according to
"The last two guys we've
seen have been very good run-
ning backs," he said in reference
to Cuppari and Derek Clayton
of St. Peter's who gained 187
yards on September 29 against
Marist. "They were able to cre-
ate holes and break tackles
However, Parady also said
that the defense as a whole
needs to play better.
"If there's one thing we need
to work on, it's getting solid tack-
Despite the lack of production
on offense, Parady does not
plan on making any changes in
terms of game plan or players.
"We're not going to make any
changes," he said. "Right now
we need to make adjustments.
Our game plan is going to
change to go against Iona, but
that's normal for every game.
There are no major changes."
There were some positives,
although limited. The ground
attack, comprised of nine differ-
ent players with attempts, com-
bined for 110 yards. Also, the
special teams play, which
struggled in the past weeks
seemed to have gotten things
straightened out, allowing 48
yards on two kickoff returns and
37 yards on six punt returns.
Although it would be easy to
give up, the Marist team is stay-
ing positive, according to
"We had a good practice to-
day (Tuesday)," he said. "The
coaches were happy with the
players and their attitudes.
They worked hard."
Marist will play at Iona, who
is 1-2 in the MAAC, on Satur-
day .
. en's-soccer-arojjs
0-2 in MAAC after
Staff Writer
In their second Metro Atlan-
ic Athletic Conference
MAAC) game of the season,
he Marist College Men's soc-
er team was defeated by Loyola
ollege 3-1, at LeonidoffField
last Saturday.
Marist began the scoring with
a beautiful goal by senior for-
ward Sean Murphy in the
game's 37th minute. Senior Joe
Crespo broke loose down the
left sideline and carried the ball
to the Loyola end line where he
then sent a near-perfect cross
right onto the head of Murphy
who headed
past Greyhound
goalkeeper Reb Beatty.
Three minutes later Loyola's
Juliana Adriana de Oliveira
nailed a shot from 25 yards out
to tie the score at one, ending
the first half in a stalemate.
Marist head coach Bobby
Herodes said the first half went
well for the team.
"We felt very confident going
into the locker room
the half,"
said Herodes.
was so frus-
trating to let up that goal with
five minutes left, but we did
exactly what we wanted to do."
The second half opened with
the same intensity, as both
teams had equal chances to
score. Loyola took the Jead