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Volume 55 Issue 5
November 1, 2001
Helen Thomas recipient of Lowell Thomas Award
White House reporter Helen Tho-
mas, who has covered every presi-
dent since Kennedy for the UPI wire
service, became the newest recipi-
ent ofMarist College's Lowell Tho-
mas award on Oct. 25.
Marist College honored Thomas
for her 41 years of exceptional ser-
vice to the American public.
Known for her hardball questions
and frequent grilling of presidents,
Thomas soon became one of the
most respected White House cor-
"No Pi:.esid'ent has ever liked the
press, including George Washing-
ton," she said. "I would like to talk
to him."
With the Lowell Thomas award,
Thomas is now listed among other
journalism giants such as Walter
Cronkite, Charles Kurault, Tom
Brokaw, Dan Rather, and Cokie
Roberts, to name a few. Thomas
was honored, emphasizing her
gratitude for the award.
The 81-year old reporter, barely
five feet tall with her self-described
"perpetual nasal drip," accepted
the award with her trademark mix
of biting political commentary and
humor, peppering her speech with
comical anecdotes from the many
Presidents she covered. She spoke
to a crowd of 200 at the Union
League Club in New York City with
a confident stature and her matter-
of-fact tone that expounded her
experience in Washington.
"Journalism is the greatest pro-
fession in the world," she said.
"Without journalism, you cannot
have democracy. You have to let
them know they are being watched
and are being held accountable."
Debate Team members Jimbo Maritato and Matt Hannon prepare
materials and arguments at the University of Vermont October.
Marist debate legions invade Vermont
Editors Note: The following is a
press release from the Marist De-
bate Team
On the weekend of October 19-
21 the Marist College Debate Team
brought an unprecedented group
of21 debaters to the University of
Vermont debate tournament. High-
lights included four novice debat-
ers, Olivia Haley, SimisolaFowora,
J.D. Morris and Lorraine Kelly ad-
vancing to the top sixteen
( octofinals) elimination rounds and
both teams finished up 9th and 10th
in the tournament. A number of
Red Foxes were recognized with
speaking awards.
In the novice division with more
than 90 participants Olivia Haley
was awarded the 12th place
speaker, Kaitlin Rogan was recog-
nized as the 13th speaker, and Brian
Mangan was recognized as the 15th
best speaker. In the open division
Junior Kristin DeCrescenzi was rec-
ognized as the 20th speaker.
Marist debaters, with eight teams
entered in the novice division and
three teams in the open division,
compiled a 31-3 5 record as a squad
against debaters from New York
University, the University ofRoch-
ester, the University of Vermont,
Cornell, Middlebury, SUNY-
Binghamton, Columbia, and Will-
iam Jewell College. The national
debate topic is about Native Ameri-
can policies.
See ...
After earning a B.A. in English
at Wayne State University in De-
troit, Thomas headed to the Wash-
ington D.C. area in 1942, where she
landed a job as a "copy boy" for
the Washington Daily News. She
was then hired by her long-time
employer, United Press Interna-
tional, following a strike at the Daily
Thomas was a trailblazer for
women in the journalism field, be-
coming the first woman president
of the National Press Agency. She
was the only woman reporter to
travel with President Nixon during
his famed 1972 trip to China, and
the first woman officer of the
White House Correspondents As-
sociation, eventually becoming
president in 1975.
Thomas was also the first
See ...
Helen Thomas recieved the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award on
Oct. 25 for her 41 years of service in journalism. Thomas worked
for United Press International Wire Service.
Alumni Weekend sees
turnout -
Photo Editor
This past weekend, Oct. 26 to
Oct. 28, was the annual Homecom-
ing and Marist Alumni Weekend
here on campus. The classes hon-
ored were the Heritage Class ( 1949-
64 ), and the classes of'66, '71, '76,
'81, '86, '91, '96and2001.
Christina Muller, an alumni of the
class of 200 I, said that the event
was a way to reunite with friends.
"I thought Marist would be the
host location to meet up with
friends and then later we would be
able to do things in Poughkeepsie,"
she said.
Homecoming weekend was a
three-day event that began on Fri-
day night, with the Marist Minor-
ity Affairs Professional Organiza-
tion (MMAPO) Diversity Recep-
tion at 8:00 p.m.
Sean Morrison, the Director of
Alumni Affairs, explained that
Marist celebrates in fives and tens.
"Anyone who graduated in a
one or six [year] had a reunion this
year," he said.
The festivities continued at 7:30
a.m. the next morning with the Crew
Alumni Reception at the Marist
According to the Alumni Office,
later that afternoon, it is estimated
that between 2,000 and 2,500
people attended the Homecoming
Picnic, which took place on the
Champagnat Green from noon to
4:30 p.m. At this picnic, everyone
could gather at their classes' tent
and reunite with past friends.
Melanie Rago, alumni of2001, felt
that Alumni Weekend lived up to
her expectations.
"I got to see most people I had
gone to school with, including
those who graduated before me,"
she said.
The Marist Football team com-
peted against Georgetown Univer-
sity on Saturday, and won the
homecoming game with a score of
38 to 35 in overtime.
The All-Class Gala Reception
took place later that night in the
Rotunda. Sean Morrison said the
event brought together all alumnis.
"It was open to everyone and
recognized people of all reunion
classes," she said.
There were also other reunions
off campus that took place at local
restaurants and bars according to
Christina Muller.
"5:45 pm at Noah's for Happy
Hour - everyone was there!" she
The weekend concluded on
Forum continues spirit of teach-in
gion as well as the reg10n 's history be given approximately 15 minutes
and current status.
to discuss their issues and Khan
"The speakers were chosen for will speak intennittently as modera-
their knowledge of the region, di- tor.
As a follow up to the teach-in
conducted last month, the Student
Government Association is spon-
soring a forum entitled "Islam, the
region, and the Judeo-Christian
Perspective," which will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the
Nelly Goletti Theater. ·
Kamran Khan, the program's co-
ordinator and Vice President for
Information Technology said that
the speakers
will address the curi-
osity displayed by participants of
the teach-in that seemed interested
in learning about Islam as a
religious beliefs, and awareness of
U.S. foreign policy," Kahn said.
"This intellectual discussion will
show how these three topics are
The event will feature 12 speak-
ers from diverse backgrounds in-
cluding religious leaders from the
Islamic, Christian and Jewish
faiths, Marist and Dutchess Com-
munity College students, and pro-
fessors with expertise in Middle
Eastern affairs. The presenters will
Naseer Alomari, assistant profes-
sor of teacher education at Marist
College, said he hopes the program
will emphasize the importance of a
redefined justice.
"The U.S., as a superpower,
needs to understand the standards
that apply to us should be ex-
panded to include other coun-
tries," he said.
Shahla Kia, adjunct professor of
political science, will take a more

CIRCLE _ _ _
November 1, 2001
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Question of the Week
Based on the recent acts of terrorism,
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think more attacks will occur on our soil?
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"Yes, it's obvious that Osama
will stop at nothing to break the
pride of the U.S.'s power."
Stacey Caswell
"Definitely not. The U.S. is
too alert to let such things
happen again."
Anthony Azzaro
"Yes, I hate to say it, but I
think there will be more acts
of terrorism on the U.S."
Lauren Russell
Security Briefs -
· Managing Editor
10126 Friday
A male student and a female as-
sumed to be a student as well were
in a taxi returning to campus from a
night out on the town. On the trip
back, the male suddenly became
quite ill, and the cab driver made
the male exit the vehicle. Once the
male was suspected missing the
police were called to
try and find
him. Poughkeepsie police called
Marist Security at about 2:30 a.m.
to assist in the search. The male
was suspected to be in the area
between Marshall St. and Wash-
ington St., but he was nowhere to
be found. At approximately 3:00
a.m. the Marist patrol was coming
back from a routine check at the
Beck parking lot and noticed a po-
lice car. Upon further investiga-
tion, it was learned by security that
the male was found walking the
double, yellow line in the middle of
Fulton St. Before causing serious
damage to himself, the police re-
moved him from the m idle of the
street and brought him to the side-
walk. Although the male was of
legal drinking age, his state of in-
toxication was believed to be so
bad that Fairview Ambulance was
called onto the scene and trans-
ported him to St. Francis Hospital
for treatment.
· 10126 Friday
Security was greeted in the morn-
ing around 9: 15 with a complaint
from the manager of the post of-
fice. One of the post office's vans
was found that morning with many
colored spots that were not there
when the post office closed the pre-
vious day.
It was suspected that
paintballs were the weapons of choice
in this act of vandalism.
was later
found that a male student in
Champagnat was in possession of
paintballs and a slingshot. He was
questioned by security but denied
any involvement in the attack on the
mail distribution vehicle. Security felt
there was a probable connection,
though, and gave all information they
collected to Student Affairs to fur-
ther deal with the situation.
10126 Friday
Female members of an E-block apart-
ment were greeted with an unwanted
lunchtime guest around noon. The
unidentified male knocked on the
door and when greeted entered the
apartment. He proceeded to the fire
extinguisher, picked up the safety
device, and discharged its contents.
The unknown male then put back the
fire extinguisher and left. The female
residents of the apartment have no
idea who this male was, so the fire
extinguisher hoodlum is still on the
10126 Friday
Female residents of a Lower West
Cedar R block apartment were rudely
awakened at about 4:00 a.m. Two
unknown male visitors were persis-
tent in their attempts to get the resi-
dents' attention as they continu-
ously rang the doorbell, persistently
knocked on the door and threw
pebbles at the windows. Some
of the females finally woke up at
yelled down to them from a win-
dow asking them who they were
looking for. The two males men-
tioned on of the residents of the
apartment, but the responding
females said that who they were
looking for was not around at the
time. The males then left the
apartment causing no further
disturbance. The females re-
ported the incident later that day
at about 5:00 p.m., but since they
had no idea who they were and
didn't get a good description of
them, the males were not identi-
7 Saturday
A couple of cases of aggravated
phone calls were reported in the
early hours of Oct. 27. A com-
plaint from Leo was recorded at
about 4:30 a.m., and a complaint
from Gartland Commons was re-
corded at about 4:00 a.m. No
identifications were known, so
the information was given to the
telecommunications department
for further investigation.
10128 Sunday
The all-too-familiar fire alarms of
Gartland Commons E block were
blaring once again at about 10:40
p.m. Making the Swedish Chef
of the Muppets look like a culi-
nary genius, the culprits were
attempting to.make either a very
early or very late breakfast of
bacon and eggs.
an issue of
Circle next week, but
check out upcoming
on Nov. 15, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.

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Instead of publishing an issue next week,
The Circle
staff will be holding a
!Workshop for anyone interested in helping with the newspaper. There will be
a workshop this Monday at 9:30 p.m. on writing and layout. Anyone inter-
ested can show up on Monday night in Lowell Thomas room 211.
Jaclyn Jacobsen
Chris Knudtsen
IAyout Manager
Ed Williams III
Managing Editor
News Editor
Katherine Slauta
Benjainin Brenkert
Opinion Editor
Megan .Lizotte
Peter Palmieri
A&E Editor
Sports Editor Kramer l
Jason Shaw
Jen Haggerty
Business Manager
Photo Editor
G. Modele Clarke, F acuity
The Circle
is the student newspaper of Marist
Letters to
editors, announcements,
ideas are always welcome but we cannot
publish unsigned
reached at
575-3000 .x2429
or letters to the
editor can
Campus Corner
Come broaden your horizons and
attend the Ballet
Folklorico De
Mexico on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3:00
p.m. at the Bardavon on 35 Market
St. Tickets are $22.50 for adults,
$20.50 for students and seniors and
$18.50 for members and groups. For
more information you can call the
box office at 473-2072, the group
sales office at 4 73-5288 or you can
check out the website at
The Marist College Computer So-
ciety presents ... LAN Party Fall
2001 ! The event will take place on
Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4:00 p.m.
until 4:00 a.m. in the PAR. All you
need is your games, your
computer ... and the guts to game
for hours. For more information or
to R.S.V.P. go to http://
is an easy way to contribute. There
will be a blood drive on campus on
Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11 :30 a.m.
until 5 :00 p.m. in the PAR. For more
information call Eddie at extension
5714 or Maryanne at extension
4869. Walk-ins are also encour-
The Marist College Dance Club
presents Fall Revue featuring hip-
funk, tap, lyrical, salsa, jazz
and reggae. Come see the shows
in the Nelly Goletti Theatre on Sat-
urday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00
p.m. or on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:00
p.m. Tickets are $2.00 for Marist
students and $3.00 for non-stu-
Let the good times roll and come
join the bowling trip on Friday, Nov.
9 from 9:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.
Tickets are $3.00 and include shoe
Check out the original Open Mic rental, transportation and two
Night on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the games ofbowling. Fell free to form
Cabaret. The event kicks off at 9:30 ,, your own teams for class/club chal-
p.m. and will feature performances lenges. There will be another trip
by Steve Black from The Money, onSaturday,Nov.17from2:00-4:00
Jeff Stent and Dustin Wallace from p.m. as well.
The Projeckt and JeffBemer from
Busticate. The event is open to all
Marist students, there is no cover
and there will be free food. To re-
serve a stiot to play e-mail
SPC presents a trip to see the
RENT on Sunday, Nov. 4. The bus
will leave the Midrise parking lot
at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $25 for
any student with a valid Marist ID.
For more information call the of-
fice of college activities at exten-
sion 3279.
Especially in this time of national
tragedy, it is important to help out
however we can, and giving blood
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 Malf Show
on Saturdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Marist College Academic
Learning Center will be optpn for
proofreading every Mo.nday
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://

November 1, 2001
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Helen Thomas was honored by Marist with the Lowell Thomas Award forservice to the American public
Marist honors Helen Th0Inas_From1
member of the 90-year old Gridiron
Club (of reporters and editors).
Thomas currently works for Hearst
publications writing two opinion
columns a
she said. "I cen-
sored mys.elf so much, it was hard
to go back [to editorializing]. Now
I wake up in the morning and say,
'Who do I hate today?"'
"I'm learning .. .l'm being hate-
ful," she said.
Thomas said she was very
pleased with the media coverage
of the September 11th attacks.
"They did a hell of a job," she
Her appraisal of President Bush
has been elevated as well.
"I have never seen a president
who was less prepared and who
had less of a sense of history than
George W. Bush."
However, she added, Bush has
done a remarkable job in surmount-
ing these obstacles and leading
the nation when it needs it most.
In attendance were numerous
well-wishers and journalists.
Marist alumni Ed Lowe, a colum-
nist for New York Newsday, and
Gabe Pressman, senior political re-
porter for WNBC, were present, as
were news producers from CBS,
NBC, and WB 11. Also attending
the festivities were the President
of United Press International.
Director of College Advance-
ment Tim Massie was pleased with
Marist's decision to honor Helen
Thomas with this award.
"That's a woman who has seen
major world events of the past fifty
years up close and personal," he
said. "It's testimony both to her
and the college to attract such a
person of stature."
Upcoming forum on Islam, region ...
historical approach during her ses-
sion. She said she plans to explain
Afghanistan and its neighboring
countries Pakistan and Iran.
Marist senior Chris Knudtsen
will discuss why it is especially
important to be aware of our inter-
actions with each other now.
The Nov. 7 assembly may not be
the final one held at Marist on this
subject. Vice President of Aca-
demic Affairs Artin Arslanian said
there is a possibility for future gath-
erings because the topic is so mo-
"Down the road, we must con-
tinue to try to understand the dif-
ferences that exist between our
cultures," Arslanian said. "This
should not be something that is
soon forgotten or overlooked."
Alumni Weekend attracts large crowd ...
Sunday with a farewell breakfast
and an Alumni Memorial Mass that
remembered all alumni who had
died within the past year.
Muller felt that this year's turn-
out for her class was impressive.
"I think that as life goes on, and
people's lives get busier, they go
less and less each year," she said.
"Like the first year, all alumni go,
but each year after is less, except if
it's your reunion year."
While the weekend ran
smoothly, some students felt
Alumni Weekend should involve
undergraduates also.
Anthony Giuffra, a senior at
Marist, feels that events such as
competition games that involve the
current year's seniors and recent
alumni should be added to the pro-
gram. He also suggested a career
panel in which alumni would talk
to seniors about life after college.
"I think this would be good be-
cause more alumni would be
around to do something like that,"
he said.
Muller was happy with her week-
end experience.
"I think they should have alumni
weekend twice a year, instead of
just once," she said.
Debate Team competes in Vermont ...
·This was the second debate tour-
nament of the Marist season and a
huge influx ofnew debaters has in-
vigorated the team. Steve Nocera,
Dennis Carroll, Kaitlin Rogan, Matt
Gardner, Matt Hannon, Jimbo
Maritato, J.D. Morris, Kate
Delgado, Jude lhenfeldt all partici-
pated in their first debate tourna-
ment. They were joined by several
novice debaters who were return-
ing to their second tournament in-
cluding Molly Bartlett, Katleen
Coppersmith, Olivia Haley,
Simisola Fowora, Lorraine Kelly,
and Brian Mangan. The tourna-
ment also marked the return of the
veteran team of Senior Renee
Boncella and Sophomore Scott
Perrell who compiled a 3-3 record.
Moving up to the open division
for first time, sophomore novice
champions Helaine Liwacz and
Jacqueline Gamrat compiled a 2-4
record. Kristin DeCrescenzi and
Yaritza Cedeno led the open teams
with a highly ranked 3-3 record.
In just two tournaments Marist
students have participated in more
than 100 debates, compiling a sea-
son record of 4 7 wins and 60
losses. Head coach Maxwell
Schnurer, assistant coach Gabrielle
Prisco, alumnus Jessica Goldstein,
Jason West, and Keith Strudler
ably guided the debate team. The
debate team heads to SUNY-
Binghamton for their next debate
For more information about the
Marist Debate team you can ex-
plore our Web site at: http://
debate.htm or you can call Coach
Schnurer at x207 5.
Students present
papers at national
News Editor
Even though Lambda Pi Eta
(LPH), the official undergraduate
communication studies honor so-
ciety of the National Communica-
tion Association (NCA), is a fledg-
ling institution at Marist College,
student members have made a big
23 Marist students are traveling
to Atlanta this November to
present research papers at the
NCA's Annual Convention. The
theme of this year's convention,
held from November 1 to 4, is
Radicalizing Roots, which will look
at the opportunities and challenges
that communication professionals
and scholars face.
According to Dr. Daniel Davis,
assistant professor of Communica-
tion at Marist, a student present-
ing a paper at the NCA's Conven-
tion is a high honor.
"It's like the communication
equivalent of winning the national
championships," said Davis.
Among the papers being pre-
sented by Marist students is a pa-
per written by
effKuznekoff, Brian
Campe, Kristin Frye, Caitlin Hood,
and Michael Parsons concerning
communication about the club
drug Ecstasy. The paper, titled The
correlation between the communi-
cation of the health risks of Ec-
stasy [MDMA] and the drug's use
among college students, deals
with finding the most effective
medium of communication for the
hazardous effects of the use of the
The students are all juniors ex-
cept for Frye, who is a senior. The
paper was written last year for
Davis' Communication Research
Methods and Strategies class.
Kuznekoff said that when the
group got the idea to write the pa-
per, they knew this was going to
be a blossoming subject.
"When we first heard about it, it
was becoming bigger, but there was
so little information. This was re-
ally cutting edge," said Kuznekoff.
LPH, first chartered at Marist in
May of 2000, boasts 22 active
members and 20 recent alumni. The
first inductions for the honor soci-
ety were held last spring.
According to the NCA, LPH is
an accredited member of the As-
sociation of College Honor Societ-
ies (ACHS), and has nearly 300
active chapters at colleges and
universities worldwide.
LPH was founded in 1985 at the
University of Arkansas. It became
a part of the NCA in 1988, and the
official honor society of the NCA
in July 1995.
Lambda Pi Eta represents what
Aristotle described ·il1 his book,
Rhetoric, as the three ingredients
of persuasion: Logos (Lambda)
meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating
to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined
as character credibility and ethics.
For more information about LPH,
contact Daniel Davis at X2878 or
the visit NCA Web site at
press .releases can
be left in
The Circle's mailbox in the
of Clubs room in the
Olivia Haley (left) and Simi Fowaora (right) of the Marist Debate Team.

November 1, 2001
Page 4
Decreasing the load of college tuition
tuition increases, scholarships, loans, grants, provide assistance
17eatures Editor
Obtaining an education is a
worthwhile and beneficial experi-
ence; however, it does not come
without a price.
The cost of a Marist education
is continually on the rise. The in-
creasing cost, as well as the drop
in economic prosper, has left many
students wondering what can be
done to lighten the costs of tu-
While overwhelming bills may
hang over some families like a dark
cloud, help is available. The Marist
Financial Aid Office works with
both students and their families
to ,provide financial assistance,
whether it is through grants, schol-
'arships or loans.
Money is available to students
in need. Joe Weglarz, the director
of financial aid at Marist, said that
during the 2000-01 year, Marist
awarded $11 million in need based
aid and scholarships. He also said
that $20 million dollars was dis-
tributed in loans.
Weglarz suggested that students
in need of financial assistance be-
gin their search by completing a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid
Mary Lou Kutchma, the director
of student employment, said that
while the FAFSA application is re-
ouired, other information varies de-
pending on the type of aid requested.
"We could request additional veri-
fication," she said.
Upon receiving an application, the
Financial Aid office determines fi-
nancial need. If a student can not
afford to attend Marist without fi-
nancial aid, he or she qualifies for
need-based aid.
If a student requires need-based
aid and is in good academic stand-
ing, he or she many qualify for a
Marist Grant. The Marist grant-in-
aid is awarded to full-time students
for that specific academic year.
Terms and qualifications vary each
year depending on the funds avail-
able. Grants-in-aid are awarded to
students and do not have to be paid
Scholarships are also available to
Marist students. Many organiza-
tions and alumni have donated
money to Marist to set up a scholar-
ship. Marist also donates various
funds for scholarships. These are
not dependent on financial need,
rather, they are merit-based. Both
the Financial Aid and Admissions
Committees review students and
present these merit-based awards
to students with strong academic
and leadership qualities. The
scholarships are renewable.
However, students must uphold
at least a 2.850 grade point aver-
age to keep their scholarship.
Kutchma said that more stu-
dents should take advantage of
the scholarship opportunity.
"Students should look into our
private scholarships," she said.
"This year more kids could have
taken advantage."
There are various obtainable
loans available to students
through Marist. These are ben-
eficial because repayment begins
six months after graduation or af-
ter enrollment is considered less
than half-time. Also, Weglarz said
that Stafford loans are available
to all students. These loans are
the most common loans.
"Every student can get a
Stafford loan," he said.
Since Marist can only distrib-
ute so much financial aid, the
See ...
High tuition costs create a need for more financial assistance.
Marist offers scholarships, grants and loans to ease tuition costs.
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An evening view of the Rotunda at the Student
Center; the building is considered the hub of campus.

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November 1, 2001
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Finding the silver dollars behind the clouds
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Staff Writer
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miss the college life and introduce respondmg to the survey plan to west, where employers there antici- proaches, it may be best to take
ourselves into the real world. cut back on their college hiring for pate downsizing college hiring by advantage of the services offered
Ready or not, the time is approach- the_ 2001-02 college hiring year, an average of 44.8 percent. The by the Center for Career Services.
ing. As we face a new beginning in
to increase weakest region is in the South,
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Cen-
our lives, we wonder: Where will therr college hiring, and 39.9 expect where employers are projecting just ter for Career Services held a ca-
we go after graduation?
·to maintain their college hiring at a 7.3 percent average cut for the reer expo for students searching for
The current job mar"et had taken the
sam~ l~vel
as last
year. Cuts in the Northeast (18.5 employment after graduation.
a downturn this year. Therefore, as
The hmng outlook 1s worse
percent) and Midwest (17.6 per-
The center can also provide ad-
graduating seniors, we must be- manufacturers, who expect to hrre cent) are closer to the overall aver- ditional services. The Center for
come aware of our economy's sta-
30. l percent fewer new college age decrease of 19.7 percent.
Career Services offer classes each
tus and where that can lead us.
~aduates_. L~st ye~r,
More than 44 percent of employ- semester which include topics
The National Association of Col-
mg orgamzahons hrred an average ers who responded to the survey such as resume writing, cover let-
leges and Employers (NACE) con-
of 156 new college graduates. This plan to scale back on the number ter writing, job search techniques,
sists of human resources person- year, they expect to hire an aver- ofschoolstheywillrecruitfromthis salary negotiation and interview-
nel and college career counselors. age of 109 ·
year. Overall, employers expect to ing skills. Email will be sent to stu-
NACE conducted a Job Outlook
Hiring plans among service em- visit 12.6 percent fewer college cam- dents with regards to the date, time,
2002 survey. NACE reported that ployers are not much better. They puses this year to recruit for their and location of the workshops to
employers expect to hire 19. 7 per-
expect college hirin¥
On the average, they students' Foxmail accounts.
cent fewer new college graduates 24.2 percent and anticipate hmng will recruit students from 22 col-
Students may also participate in
an average of 96 new college legesduring2001-02;theyvisited internships. Juniors and seniors
1. Among employers who hired a
this year. Last year, they an average of25 colleges in 2000- may apply now for a Spring 2002
large mwberofnew college gradu-
htred an average of 126 new col- 01.
internship. Obtaining an internship
(250+ ), that number lege graduates.
In general, it is manufacturers and can allow you to get the experience
is an even steeper drop of23.2 per-
. Not all of the college hiring news service employers who expect to you may need.
is beneficial to
cent. On average, respondents ex-
is bad:
and nonprofit cut back on campus visits, while have an internship since many lead
pect to hire an average of 118 new orgamzatlons project a 20.5 per- government and nonprofit employ- to full-time jobs.
college graduates in Sept. 2001-
cent increase. in
hiring. ers actually anticipate upping the
There are two types of intern-
May 2002 cycle. That is down from They are lookmg to hrre an aver- number of schools they visit by ships a in which a student can en-
the 14 7 new college hires they av-
of 283 new college graduates 12.6 percent.
roll. There is an elective-credit in-
m 2001- 02, up from an average of
ternship and a required-credit in-
ternship. The elective-credit in-
ternship is recommended in order
to gain valuable experience. Stu-
dents in some majors at Marist are
required to participate in intern-
The Center for Career Services
offers internships for students in-
terested in an elective-credit expe-
rience in the following majors:
Business, Biology, Computer Sci-
ence, English, Fashion, Fine Arts,
Information Systems, Information
Technology, Math, Paralegal, Po-
litical Science, Russian, and Span-
The following majors are re-
quired to participate in internships:
Athletic Training, Criminal Justice,
Environmental Science, Medical
Technology, Psychology, Public
History, Social Work, and Teacher
Those students who need a re-
quired-credit internship should fol-
low up with their advisor.
For more information please visit
the Center for Career Services of-
fice at the library in room 332, call
extension 3547 or visit their web
Financial Aid
... From 4
he Tower of London is one of many historic buildings that creates the beautiful scenery in the city.
Exploring the city of London
Marist abroad student discovers food, shopping, history
major, and even a business major. However, there is still plenty to do
Staff Writer
has great ties to the United States, here. Shopping is very popular.
Hi! My name is Raquef Hernandez making it a very ethnic and diverse Even though clothing is expensive,
and I am a senior at Mari st. I am place like the US.
you can find some great bargains
currently attending the London
London is also beautiful; even in some of the markets around the
College of Fashion here in the though it is a city, there are almost city.
United Kingdom.
is certainly fan- no skyscrapers here. Also most
On a sadder note, the devastat-
tastic here.
buildings here are extremely old; ing incident in the US has left ev-
London is a city full of people of most have Victorian architecture.
eryone here a little scared, espe-
different races. When I amved, I
Food is not a problem here; many cially the abroad students. The
did not really expect this. Being of American products are sold here. news is on everyday and we buy
Hispanic heritage, I thought I was A great thing about the food is that newspapers everyday to have the
going to feel awkward in an all- in the supermarkets they sell sushi. best information on our country. I
white society. However, people
One of the only major problems send my condolences to all who
here are very friendly and there are with Marist students studying have lost someone in the Twin
lots of places to shop, which I love! abroad is managing our budgets. Tower bombings. We will miss
London is a great location for a Everything here seems very expen-
these great landmarks, which char-
fashion major, a communications sive because of the exchange rate. acterized the great city ofNew York.
student employment is also an
option for many students. There
is a range of jobs available on cam-
pus for students looking for finan-
cial aid. Hours and rate of pay vary
according to the job.
Kutchma said that while on cam-
pus jobs are first available to stu-
dents who qualify for work-study.
Work-study is determined on a
need basis. After these students
are provided for, all students can
work on campus.
"The first two weeks of school
only students who qualify for
work-study can get jobs," she said.
"After, the jobs are opened to other
Overall, students will receive aid
for about the same amount
throughout their college career at
Marist. However, Weglarz said that
the Financial Aid Office under-
stands changes can occur and be-
cause of this, the financial office is
there to help students.
there are extraordinary
changes we
to work with the
family and students," he said.
Application for financial aid,
mainly scholarships, begins in
March of the academic year. Ap-
plications are available in the Fi-
nancial Aid Office as well as online.
Students studying abroad who
wish to apply for aid can apply
online and contact the office via
email with any questions.
The Marist Financial Aid Office
has also created an extremely in-
formative web site dedicated to
providing students with informa-
tion about aid and the steps nec-
essary to achieve it. For more in-
formation visit the site at or
call the office at extension 3230.
For more information on pri-
vate scholarships available
outside of Marist, visit the
web site http:/112.47.197. 1961
us news/.
The Circle
is currently.looking
for an assistant Features
editor. For more information
please contact Katherine
Slauta at:

Congress shall pass no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.
What's the point of terrorisID?
Staff Writer
A recent report by Bob Woodward,
of the Washington Post, says that
Osama bin Laden is likely not the
source of the anthrax scare in
America. The FBI has speculated
that these letters could have come
from some domestic extremist group
or maybe an al Qaeda sympathizer.
All of this guesswork has brought
up a serious question. If the terror-
ist does not own up to his actions
and make demands, why commit the
In the weeks after September 11th,
everybody has been asking over
and over again what bin Laden is
hoping to accomplish. He has in-
sisted that Americans leave Saudi
Arabia because it contains the holy
cities ofMecca and Medina, but re-
cently he
made vague demands
about a,.Pllrestinian state and Iraqi
sanctions:· as if thinking that since
we refuse to give into his previous
request, now we will do whatever
he wants. However, none of this
really provides a logical reason to
attack New York City.
If bin Laden's true purpose was to
force American forces to leave Saudi
Arabia, then would it not make more
sense to go after those Americans
who are in Saudi Arabia? Why
make people fearful of going to
major American cities if your real
goal is to make them fearful of go-
ing to your cities? If his goal was
to destroy Israel, then why did he
not just join up with a Palestinian
extremist group? Ifhe wanted to
help the citizens of Iraq, why not
use his millions of dollars to feed
The point here is that, not only
are the goals not well defined, the
tactics used do not point to any
specific demand. Terrorism, while
truly a despicable act, should be a
means to some sort of end, not the
end itself. And you cannot
achieve any end of terrorism un-
less you claim responsibility and
clearly outline what it is you want
your target to do. And yet bin
Laden still refuses to claim respon-
sibility. Needless to say, I'm con-
If these anthrax letters are indeed
from a domestic source, as the
Washington Post has reported,
that makes even less sense. As
soon as the idea that anthrax could
possibly be in an envelope some-
where, seemingly every news re-
porter in America believed it to be
irrefutable fact that bin Laden was
behind it. What does this mean
for those domestic terrorists who
think anthrax is a great tool for get-
ting what they want?
means that
they are going to be lost in the
will be next to impos-
sible for any old domestic "militia"
to be noticed by the media or the
typical American citizen. Even if
one of these groups were to claim
responsibility, nobody would care
because their group has no ties to
the greater threat of Osama bin
We all know that what the terror-
ists did to this country was wrong.
My point is that not only was it
wrong, it was stupid. The idea of
these terrorists expecting Ameri-
cans to give into invisible demands
when they won't even say who
they are or what they want is analo-
gous to the idiot who calls the pizza
place and asks for delivery but
doesn't leave a name or number or
say what he wants delivered. Then
he gets mad when nothing hap-
Osama bin Laden may be a ge-
nius when it comes to understand-
ing combat. He may be brilliant at
organizing troops. He might know
how to scare people even better
than Wes Craven. However, when
it comes to ordering a pizza, he's
an idiot.
Setting Hollywood ablaze with patriotism
Staff Writer
Wow - has it been four weeks al-
ready? It felt just like yesterday
when I woke up to a warm Sunday
morning of foliage and Kabul on fire.
Time and patience is a weary thing
in this country. We can't even sit
through an entire commercial cycle
before we have to flip to another
channel and find something else to
watch. The American public needs
to be entertained in order to stay
focused on an issue.
We watched O.J. on trial and the
Monica Lewinsky drama like it was
our job, because it quenched some
sick thirst in our lives. Why is it that
when it comes to military operations
we tend not to stay as interested
any more? During the Gulf War, we
had incredible footage of smart
bombs landing inside a living room
window. Now we are forced to watch
an explosion a day hitting a poorly
lit valley. If the government wants
the public to continue
supporting this "long-haul" of a war
it better make it worth watching. The
military brass should spend more on
media propaganda and other public
relations scenarios. They need to
really gear this country up and keep
it an interesting topic during dinner,
because waving Old Glory from your
pick-up truck won't last forever.
Bringing it to the point that you
should have sports commentators
like Bradshaw giving the play-by-
play hit on
Taliban troops, using the replay
feature and those TV markers to give
us the call. You can even put a
small Special Forces raid on the
enemy HQ on pay-per-view; I know
I'd watch it and so would you
Marist. Sponsored by Ford or
Budweiser, it'll make boxing events
lamer than they are now. Taking the
money raised from that event to
fund more bombs or "pamphlets",
your choice.
The real tragedy in all of this is
the lack of an icon. Growing up you
had Sgt. Slaughter, Chuck Norris,
Rambo, and the A-team, true patri-
otic fighters for the cause. Those
figures are absent in our prime time.
The society has chosen sitcoms
and reality shows to replace the
pro-USA programming of the
1980's. Our pop-culture feels such
earlier shows have had negative
effects on youth and promoted
violence in our society. The blood
and iron in our bellies during the
80's has been replaced with that
white cream filling of a Twinkie in
the past decade. Programs like GI
"Hulkamania" served as a basis for
kids growing up to look up to simi-
lar individuals and admire their pa-
triotic spirits. You can't find that in
today's Saturday morning car-
toons. Who knows, maybe some
change will be made after the at-
tacks to show more programs with
an American flare to them, giving
kids a new role model. I hope a new
Delta Force movie comes out or
better yet Rambo vs. Osama bin
That gung-ho spirit in America
helped us beat the Soviets in the
Cold War and set us up as
Throughout the past decade we
were busier expanding the size of
our wallets, when we should have
been busy with foreign affairs. The
public and the nation were ill pre-
pared for the new millennium, its
time to get back into shape. Our
military needs to bulk up and our
foreign policy needs to do some
pushups. Don't get me started on
the status of the media and its role
in the new war!
This new call to arms goes out to
the entertainment leaders and
brainchildren that work so dili-
gently to keep our TVs full. Holly-
wood needs to portray a strong and
united America. It must also lead
the way for a new
spring of patriotism in our upcom-
ing generations so we don't get
soft again and have citizens realize
what this country stands for. Its
time to stop thinking Twinkie and
start thinking Napalm!
Our men and women of the armed
services will do the hands on tasks
ahead, but American culture must
prep a nation for a long and covert
war. They are fighting for you;
don't ever forget that when you
are at your "peace rally". Someone
has to do the job and it's going to
be your friend or sibling that makes
that sacrifice. Oh where are you
Captain America when your coun-
try needs you most!
The next time you feel like eating
a twinkie think of America and
the war on terrorism.
Students for Understanding: Weekly meetings inDN 240
9:30 pm
Tuesday nights. Discussions about events leading
to and since Sept. 11
Club: Newly forming club, meets Thursday
nights in LT 209B
Teach-in ''The Hidden News: What We Aren't Being Told
About the Current Crisis" at the Unitarian Congregation on
Sawk.ill Road in Kingston at 7:00 pm on Nov. 6

Islam, the Region, and Judeo Christian Perspective
on Nov. 7, 7 :00 pm in the Nelly Goletti Theatre.
more info email:
Bully pulpits and the
corporate patriotic
media war machines
Layout Manager
The truth, the whole truth, and
nothing but the truth: What the
news media should be responsible
for. Unfortunately we've been
spoon-fed government propa-
ganda through the mass media
since Sept. 11 and not many people
have bothered to care. Is it really
the media's fault or are they giving
people what they want, like a nice
capitalistic company should?
We obviously like to be lied to on
a constant basis so why should
major media corporations offend us
with the truth when they could
make a few more dollars. Adver-
tisers would probably pull out of
stations that held any type of jour-
nalistic integrity, much like they did
after Bill Maher commented
that suicide bombers shouldn't be
called cowards.
"We have been the cowards, lob-
bing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles
away. That's cowardly," Maher
said. "Staying in the airplane when
it hits the building, say what you
want about it, it's not cowardly."
Maher made a forced apology to
protect the financial interests of the
station and to pull the advertise-
ments back. Economic leverage
such as this holds a shocking
amount of power that we may not
notice but consider how wide a
variety of products exist within
large conglomerations. Conglom-
erate X could withdraw a plethora
of ads from another company (Y) if
they gave negative coverage of
any aspect ofX. More of this crazy
talk later, back to the war.
Within the first few hours of the
terrorist attack on the US the me-
dia was giving intense analysis of
HOW, not IF, we were going to go
to war. Since then there has been
story after story proclaiming that
the public generally supports the
idea of strong military action yet
there is little or no mention of any
organized peace movements.
What little coverage they receive
comes in the same fashion as the
WTO/IMF protesters coverage
that shows green-haired teenagers
throwing bricks through windows.
This is at least a partially deliber-
ate attempt to reinforce the idea to
every media consumer that good
Americans should want us to go
to war whereas peace-freaks are
just a rabble-rousing gaggle of no
good hoodlums. Before rolling
your eyes and thinking that this is
yet another conspiracy theory
made out of thin air consider how
executives from ABC, CBS, NBC,
CNN, and Fox all agreed to condi-
tions set by national security ad-
viser Condoleeza Rice regarding
whether to air future statements
from Osama bin Laden.
Arguments have been raised to
support Rice's censorship policy,
saying that the taped statements
may contain coded statements to
terrorists or that the tapes may in-
cite violence within the nation.
Unfortunately, this was not the ra-
tionale used by many of these ex-
ecutives such as Rupert Murdoch
from News Corp. "We'll do what-
ever is our patriotic duty," he said.
The Associated Press reported
on Oct. 10 that CNN officially
stated, "in deciding what to air,
CNN will consider guidance from
appropriate authorities." CNN
chief Walter Isaacson said, "after
hearing Dr. Rice, we' re not going
to step on the land mines she was
talking about."
The New York Times along with
a number of other mass media or-
ganizations declined to report the
findings of their election recount,
a project .that has been ongoing
over the last several months. The
project was aimed at recounting all
eligible votes in Florida and the
results were originally intended for
release around Sept. 12. Citing in-
appropriate circumstances, the
NYT has yet to release their find-
ings. This "no comment" is a com-
ment in and of itself because it
would be safe to assume that if the
results had supported the legiti-
macy of Bush's election they
would be released. However, ac-
knowledging that our appointed
leader really didn't win might stir
up some trouble among the peas-
See ... Media war, 7

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The views
are not necessarily those of
The Circle
Women in Afghanistan: Considering the innocent
Staff Writer
As a woman in the United States
you are entitled to a great deal of
freedom. You have a right to hold
any job you choose, and wear any-
thing you want, and you can be
seen with anyone you choose as
well. And if you've lived in this
country your whole life then you
probably cant imagine it any other
However, if you're a woman in Af-
ghanistan you can no longer keep
any job outside of the home. In-
stead of wearing a tee shirt and
jeans you are mandated to wear a
full body robe where no part of
your body can be exposed except
your eyes. For woman in America
this is
for women in
Afghanistan this is the way in which
they are forced to live their lives.
Although freedoms granted to Af-
ghan women were never as liberated
as Americans, they still had more
freedom before
1996 when the
Taliban came to control Afghanistan.
The·Taliban fundamentally believe
that women are worth nothing and
deserve nothing ,out of life, due to
Islamic law; however nowhere in the
Koran does it stipulate that there
should be schools that forbid women
to attend. Which is the situation now
in Afghanistan. Girls are not allowed
an education and according UNICEF
only 15 percent of females in Af-
ghanistan can read (as opposed to
4 7 percent males). Girls go to school
fearing that the Taliban will come
force them to leave or close the
school down entirely. Organizations
like Save the Children have helped
some by setting up home-based
schools in the camps.
The women of Afghanistan
have no independence no rights
and no opportunity to better
their lives.
Women are being told that they
cannot leave their houses with-
out a male relative, and many of
them are made to paint their win-
dows so that they cant be seen
from the outside by anyone.
These actions taken against
women are causing them to be
depressed and sick. Male doc-
tors cannot see women and there
are almost no women doctors al-
lowed to practice medicine
openly. Women are not getting
the treatment they need and con-
ditions are getting worse.
We as Americans have been
bombarded with news about the
· Taliban in recent weeks. And we
are concerned for our own safety,
which is completely understand-
able, but we also have to consider
the innocent victims in their coun-
try who have been maltreated for
years. As a country that is afforded
so many rights and privileges we
should do what we can to try and
help the victims who's civil rights
aren't even considered.
Forcing a different way oflife on
another country might be consid-
ered the wrong thing to do. Yet,
when penalties such as beatings
and death occur when a woman
has exposed too much of her body,
even if it only is her arm, then how
can we allow that to go un-
If you feel that these atrocities
against women are unfair and need
to be changed you can help by
The music industry and ''censorship''
Movies have ratings. Kevin
Smith's Mallrats received an R rat-
ing for nudity and language.
doesn't hinder adults from going
out and renting the movie at their
local video store, but it does keep
my thirteen year old cousin from
renting it with permission from his
parents. The music industry as
little stickers that say either Paren-
tal Advisory Explicit Lyrics, or in
some cases Explicit Content.
Unlike the movie industry which
has a panel that gives out ratings
to movies, it's up to the individual
record label to decided what kind
of warning, if any, goes onto
records. The music.industry does
nothing but slap a meaningless
sticker onto CD's to keen m
cousin from going out and purchas-
ing music that someone his age re-
ally shouldn't be listening to.
"Is it really that detrimental to a
young person's well-being that he
hears the "F-word" in a song?" Per-
haps. The "F-word" isn't the only
thing that gives a CD a Parental Ad-
visory sticker. Songs like Gwar's
Slap You Around also come on CD's
with Parental Advisory stickers.
"Smash you right in the face now
baby.Just to show you I care. Then
I kick your pregnant ass Down the
Can anyone in their right mind tell
me that it's appropriate for a thirteen
year old to be exposed to that? There
is nothing to keep my cousin from
walking into a record store and buy-
ing the CD that it is on. Is using
Gwar for an example going to the ex-
treme? Maybe. Gwar isn't a main-
stream act and isn't likely to be heard
by kids. How about this little
example from Eminem?
"Does this look like a big joke?
There's a 4 year old boy !yin'
dead with a slit throat"
Do you think I want my cousin
to listen to this? Hmm let me
think NO. Did I hear my cousin
reciting lyrics from the CD it was
on? Yes.
Parental Advisory stickers are
almost useless. They prevent
CD's from being sold in Wal-
Mart and K-Mart. As everyone
knows these are both places that
middle school aged kids run to
buy music when they get their
The stickers don't keep the
music out of kids hands. The
threat of getting your CD slapped
with a Parental Advisory Warn-
ing doesn't cause an artist to
change a single thing on their
record. Parents are the only bar-
rier between kids and CD's with Pa-
rental Advisory labels.
Movies, TV, and even video
games have some protective mea-
sures to keep kids from being ex-
posed to things that they honestly
shouldn't be exposed to. But in
the music industry a little meaning-
less sticker counts as censorship.
Zak had originally intended for
this article to be a letter to the
editor. However, anyone who
mentions the band Gwar de-
serves space, not only here, but
in the Hall of Fame in McCann.
Next time you hear Gwar on the
radio be sure to remember Zak!
going to or
Dread ...
From, 6
To make matters worse the FCC
capitalized on being taken out of
the spotlight because of recent
events and voted unanimously to
review media regulations that pro-
hibit companies from "cross-own-
ing" a television station and news-
paper in the same geographic re-
gion. There are many problems
with this, including the very real
possibility that newspapers will be
dumbed down in a fashion similar
to television news. Corporate cen-
sorship will dominate the news and
the average citizen will never hear
the dirty deeds of conglomerate
owners from their own newspapers.
Even more unsettling is one of the
leaders of the de-regulation charge,
the aforementioned Rupert
Murdoch. The federal government
may just scratch his back and al-
low him to further expand his me-
dia empire while he promises to ful-
fill his "patriotic duty" and give
tainted news coverage to a popu-
lation unable to find news from
anywhere else.
Somehow, even when faced with
these realities, conservatives hoot
and holler about how the "damn
liberals control the media" and
"never show what's really going
on." Well, at least they're partially
right, we never see what's really
going on. With all the footage of
Desert Storm on CNN a few years
back we never saw the graves of
over 500,000 children that died in
Iraq between
1991 and 1998 due to
the sanctions we've placed on
them according to a report released
by UNICEF in August
1999 ..
Maybe that wasn't patriotic
enough to mention. Ever get the
feeling you've been cheated?
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Noyepiber 1. 2001

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Pa2e 8
Plaza Suite Treats Audience with First-Class Humor
Staff Writer
Director Nancy Chu and pro-
ducer Laurie Benner, along with
the rest of the cast and crew, pre-
sented four sparkling perfor-
in the Nelly G9letti Theater here
a t M a r i s t
Set in the 1960s, Neil Simon's
Plaza Suite is comprised of three
separate plotlines, each taking
place in Suite 719 of the Plaza Ho-
tel in New York. With the cast's
first rehearsal scheduled for Sep-
tember 11th, the show began with
a late start due to the unfortu-
nate events in New York City.
We first meet a married couple
on their 23rd wedding
anniversary. The wife is blatantly
honest about her life, both to her-
the public. She's come
She has locked herself in the bath-
she's to walk down the aisle, while
her parents are in room 719 trying
everything imaginable to get her out.
Between feigning heart attacks, at-
tempting to break down the door, and
walking along the ledge of the build-
ing, there's room for quite a bit of
Kate Morran who plays Norma
Hubley, has a voice with an uncanny
resemblance to that ofEdith Bunker
from All in the Family which makes
her character much more colorful.
Paul Ryan plays the understandably
angry father of the bride. After all
this uproar, Mimsey, freshman
Amanda Nietzel leaves the bath-
room, followed by a 6 foot long dress
train, after her fiance says but two
t'tl -terms with growing old and
I recommend catching MCCTA's
next show, Cole Porter's comedy
"Anything Goes" on Nov. 15-18.
Not much of a theater fan? Then
make this your first show, it's a riot.
would like her husband to do the
Actors of Plaza Suite entertain the audience with classic Neil Simon humor.
same. Played by sophomore
Kristin Amundson, the character
of Karen Nash is easily brought
to life by the remarkably talented
actress who has a delightful stage
presence. Coupled with senior
Ben Hecht, who plays Sam Nash,
the two create believable chem-
istry that gives the play a strong
start. As Hecht, put it, " ... ev-
eryone struggles with getting
1 d
As the couple bickers and
Karen longs for Sam to spend time
with her, she pleads with him to ad-
mit to the affair he's having. As
much as Sam wants to romanticize
his infidelity, Karen knows this is
his only way of dealing with
getting older. The dialogue is
sprinkled with humor. "Everyone
has an affair with their secretary, I
expected more from my husband",
Karen says, sarcastically. At the
end of the scene, despite his wife's
continually urging him to stay and
work things out, Sam leaves, once
escape the problem at hand.
The second plot introduces us to
Muriel Tate, played by Jenny
Farnam, a married mother of three
who is visiting her former high
school boyfriend. Dan Buzi plays
Jesse Kiplinger, now a three-time
divorcee and famous Hollywood
producer. He's tired of the uncar-
ing crowd and has invited Muriel
or a visit to be reminded that there
Words that Hurt, Words that Heal
Rabbi Telushkin Visits Marist
A&E Editor
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a
noted scholar, author and teacher,
spoke on "Words That Hurt,
Words That Heal: The Ethics of
Speech" on October 16 at 8 pm in
the Nelly Golletti Theatre, here at
Marist College.
Telushkin is the author of sev-
eral books on Judaism, including
Jewish Literacy, Biblical Literacy,
and The Book of Jewish Values,
and Words That Hurt: Words
that Heal. He has written episodes
for the Emmy Award-winning
drama The Practice, inspired by
his novel, Eye for an Eye, and for
Touched by an Angel. He is co-
writer of the 1991 film The Quar-
rel. This film dealt with the reli-
gious implications of the Holo-
He made it evident that over the
course ofhis speech, the insights
from a Jewish perspective would
be the main focus. Telushkin be-
lieves these insights have put an
unusual emphasis on Judaic
laws. He said, "the two main
problems facing speech today are:
how we speak to people and how
we speak about them."
With this in mind, Telushkin went
on about his book, Works that Hurt:
Words that Heal. He said,
"I read
straight through the Hebrew bible
looking for examples for this book."
Apparently, he wanted to search out
difficulties in today's speech as
compared to speech in past histori-
cal times.
Telushkin mentioned three types
of forbidden speech in Judaism.
They are as follows: we must try to
restrict trivial gossip, avoid mention-
ing something that's a bad truth
about another individual, and we
must restrict ourselves from giving
someone a bad name and passing
rumors, all of which are usually nega-
tive. He said, "People only gossip
about people on their own social-
class level or lower, so they can
make themselves feel superior."
The last major ideology Telushkin
touched upon in his hour-long lec-
ture were three thoughts/examples
of why a person must control their
temper. According to him, people
have to restrict their anger against
the incident that provoked it, mark
down whatever causes you to lose
your temper over and after three
weeks, we must add up all of the
incidents and give that amount of
money to charity. Last, people have
to learn how to apologize. He feels
that not having the ability to apolo-
gize makes a person seem very
Rabbi Telushkin's appearance at
Marist College marks the college's
25th annual William and Sadie
Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies.
The Effrons are long-time civic and
in the
Poughkeepsie community. The lec-
ture series was established in 1976
to raise awareness of Jewish his-
tory, culture and current affairs at
Marist and in the community.
Rabbi Telushkin's talk was spon-
sored by the William and Sadie
Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies.
Megan is a Communications
major with a concentration
in Advertising.
are still honest, decent people
in the world. So naturally they
end up in bed, but not before
we discover that the
"happily married" Muriel is less
than enthralled with her mun-
dane life. Entranced by Jesse's
Hollywood connections, she's
eager to escape into his
more intriguing world.
Finally, the story that got the
most laughs in the show is that
ofMimsey Hubley's wedding.
Christina is a "newcomer"
to both Marist and The
Circle. We thank her for her
time and dedication to
the paper each week.
Attention All Writers!!
The John P. Anderson Annual
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play competition.
Guidelines and applications are available
in Rotunda office 389. All student
Playwrights are asked to obtain and read
the guidelines
The deadline for applications is the
end of the fall semester.
Selected submissions will
be used to illustrate the
developmental process of
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November 1, 2001
Page 11
Men's and women's team earn third place
finishinMAAC track championships
Staff Writer
Led by sophomore Kirk Dornton,
the Marist men's cross country
team placed third at the Metro At-
lantic Athletic Conference
(MAAC) Championships at Van
Cortlandt Park Oct. 26.
With a 4:S7 opening mile split and
a 16:13 SK split, Dornton battled
runners from MAAC co-champi-
ons Iona and Manhattan, and
placed seventh, running a Van
Cortlandt personal best time of
26:02.97. Throughout the season,
Dornton has been one of the Red
Foxes' top runners, according to
head coach Pete Colaizzo.
"Kirk ran a very solid race and
especially has a strong final two
"He has had
a great seas1;1ti'lb·odate, and we're
expecting more improvement in our
final two meets."
Junior Jamal Padgett (26:2S.79)
finished 11th and senior captain
Mike Nebr placed 14th (26:31.93)
and both earned All-MAAC hon-
ors for their efforts. Pat Driscoll
(17th, 26:36.SS) and freshman Lou
Albano (20th, 26:47.83) rounded
out the scoring five.
Colaizzo said that the runners
were worthy of the recognition they
"It's great to see Kirk, Jamal and
Mike getting recognized for their
achievement at the meet," Colaizzo
said. "Also, packing the top five
among the top 20 in the race was
an excellent achievement."
After spending much of the sea-
son as the team's seventh or eighth
man, Albano's performance in his
first MAAC meet is a promising
sign, according to Colaizzo.
"Lou has had a remarkably con-
sistent freshman year so far,"
Colaizzo said. "His time is very
competitive. He definitely has a
bright future here."
The team's score of 69 points is
the best MAAC score in school
history. While the team was fo-
cused on the possibility of placing
second overall, Colaizzo said there
is no shame in finishing behind
Manhattan and Iona (3S points).
"Manhattan ran a very impres-
sive race and truly earned a share
of the league title," Colaizzo said.
"We are aiming to close the gap on
Iona and Manhattan in our final
two meets."
In the women's race, the three-
time defending MAAC champion
Red Foxes made an attempt at cap-
turing a fourth consecutive con-
ference championship, but, lacking
a perfect race rrom The scoring five:'
finished third behind Iona and
ner-up Manhattan.
Liza Grudzinski was the top
Marist finisher in the women's
championship race, placing third
with a time of 19:0 l .6S on the SK
course. The Foxes' usual second
Rosenblatt, struggled with an ab-
dominal spasm during the middle
of the race and was unable to fin-
ish. Leanne Bolingbroke was the
second Marist finisher, with a time
"Only two of our women had a
good experience last Friday. Liza
Bolingbroke placed as expected,"
women's coach Phil Kelly said.
"Jenn Rosenblatt, a sure thing for
a top-five finish, struggled coura-
geously until she was pulled off
the course, and Susan Golden and
Cheryl Norris struggled on the
back hill."
Kelly predicted that the women's
team will be ready to perform well
in the next two meets, the NCAA
Northeast Regionals on Nov. 10
and the ECAC Championships on
During the post-race banquet,
eight members of the men's team-
the highest total of any MAAC
men's team-were named to the
MAAC All-Academic team. Eight
members of the women's team also
achieved academic honors.
"To have the most runners on the
MAAC All-Academic team is an
accomplishment the guys should
be most proud of," Colaizzo said.
"It shows they know how to blend
academics and athletics."
Marist team sends four to Princeton for
season-ending Omni TennisTournament
Aldorrson, Hofer, Slater, Sowter get chance
show skills
elite competition
by Paul Seach
Staff Writer
The Marist Red Foxes culminated
the fall 2001 season at the Omni
Eastern Regional in Princeton, New
Jersey. For the first time in Marist
history, the school had four play-
ers represented in the tournament.
Each entry is based on the team's
level of competition, as well as in-
dividual player's records. Playing
for Marist in the tournament were
singles players Pat Hofer, Mike
So"-ter, Martin Aldorrson, and
David Slater.
Head coach Tim Smith felt that
the team had "difficult singles
draws" at the tournament because
it is composed of S4 teams each
allowed to bring their top singles
and doubles players. Some of the
Red Foxes opponents were fielded
from sound teams such as West
Virginia, the University of Pennsyl-
vania, and Dartmouth. The Red
Foxes were not successful in their
first four matches however, drop-
ping all four initial matches.
In the back draw, the Red Foxes
found some success. Slater de-
feated Navy's number two player,
David Lee 6-2, 6-4. Slater also beat
Cornell's number five player
Michael Schlappig 6-2, 6-2. Sowter
handed St. Joseph's number one
player Manuel Vasquez and Penn
State's number four player David
Smith said these wins were, "four
quality wins for Marist."
The doubles matches proved to
be Marist's best games defeating
Columbia's number two doubles
team 9-8 (8-6), and Virginia Tech's
number two team 8-6 before losing
to Princeton's number one doubles
"The doubles wins were the two
best wins in Marist history," Smith
said. "Other than Pat Hofer's win
these were the two best of the sea-
The team held a meeting on Tues-
day discussing what it must do to
win its fourth consecutive MAAC
title. Smith said his primary goal
for the team is to prepare for the
MAAC tournament and keep his
players together as a team.
"Very good things happen to
people that work hard and are com-
mitted to whatever they do," Smith
said to his team. "The primary way
to win the MAAC is for our guys
to work together as a team and
comeback in shape to be ready for
a difficult tournament schedule in
the spring."
Important tournaments in the
spring include the Harvard and
Cornell invitationals.
As for this season, Coach Smith
was pleased.
"With the win over Colgate (on
October 7), our team had an excel-
lent fall season."
The Red Foxes are primed to com-
pete in the MAAC tournament with
their sights set on winning their
fourth consecutive MAAC title.
They also hope to compete in the
NCAA tournament, which in-
cludes the top players and schools
across the nation. •
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Football wins
version, tying the score at 3S-3S. ankle sprain. He did not practice
Georgetown had a chance to win on Tuesday and his status for
the game with :02 remaining on the Saturday's game is unknown.
clock, but kicker Marc Samuel
Bielen completed seven passes
to the right on a 33-yard in 18 attempts for Marist, while
field goal. Samuel failed on five Stellato led all Marist receivers
field goal attempts.
with three receptions.
In the overtime, Ike Ibeh inter-
Senior Tim Cullen recorded
cepted a Peterson pass on the goal seven tackles, including one sack,
line, giving Marist a chance to win while also recording an intercep-
the game with a field goal. Biggs tion in the win. His efforts made
got the call from 32-yards out and him this week's Metro Atlantic
split the uprights, sending the Athletic Conference (MAAC) De-
Marist sideline into a frenzy as the fensive Player of the Week.
entire team and coaching staff
Led by Cullen, the team allowed
stormed the field and celebrated only IS yards on 27 carries. That
the team's first victory of the sea- statistic is a credit to defensive
coordinator Scott Rumsey as well
Marist rushed for 389 yards, led as the entire defense, according to
by Price who had 1S9 on 20 car- Parady.
ries, followed by Riullano with 107-
"Coach Rumsey and the defense
yards on 19 carries before leaving did a great job executing," he said.
the game with an injury. Senior Jeff "We put together some new fronts
Conrow rushed IS times for 79 that seemed to confuse their
(Georgetown's) blocking schemes
Splitting carries between the and we were able to execute very
three backs was something not in welJ."
the team's game plan, according to
The Red Foxes, still looking for
their first MAAC win of the sea-
"We were not planning on split- son, will travel to Buffalo on Satur-
ting carries like that at all," he said. day to face Canisius.
"They showed us some defenses
"The are a much improved team
that gave us the chance to use the and a Jot tougher to play at home,"
fullback. Our halfbacks did a good he said. "We hope that we can use
job of blocking for us on those this win (against Georgetown) as a
confidence boost going into Sat-
Riullano left the game with a high urday."
Women's soccer ..
rival Central Connecticut State on
October 26 at LeonidoffField.
Kelly Shimmin scored the
contest's lone goal in the 62nd
minute, as the Blue Devils handed
Marist their second consecutive
The loss gave Marist a paltry 0-8
non-league record for the season.
Marist had a couple oflate scor-
ing opportunities, including a cor-
ner kick with under two minutes
left, but came up empty.
CCSU goalkeeper's Sabrina
Mariani and Sarah Decormier only
had to make three saves during the
match. Melanni Nai continued to
be her reliable self; making seven
saves in the losing effort.
For a few Red Foxes, the sound
of the final horn not only signaled
a defeat, but also was further evi-
dence that their collegiate playing
careers are nearing their conclu-
Seniors Courtney Gutt, Katie
O'Connor, along with captains Erin
Norton and Kasey Sibrinsz played
their last regular season and home
game for Megan McGonagle's
Two days earlier Marist had failed
to complete a regular season sweep
of the MAAC, as the Siena Saints
won the annual Route 9 rivalry 2-0
on October 24 in Loudonville. The
loss snapped a school-record six
game-winning streak forthe Foxes.
Siena tallied two goals in the fi-
nal ten minutes to hand Marist its
only conference loss of the sea-
son. For the game, the two teams
only recorded six shots each, in
what was a tight defensive contest.
Still, outside of pride, the loss
amounted to nothing statistically,
as the Foxes had already clinched
the MAAC regular season crown
with a 2-0 win over Canisius on
October 21 at LeonidoffField

Stat of the Week
They Said It
In the last two weeks, Marist has had three
athletes earn MAAC Player of the Week
awards. Tim Cullen was named football
Player of the Week, Carlos DeBrito earned
Player of the Week for men's soccer and ·
Libby Ludwig was named Player of the
Week last week for women's soccer
November l; 2001
"It was a long time coming. The
worked hard in the off week and
this was a great reward."
head coach Jim Parady on his team's
effort against Georgetown in its first
win of the season
Page 12
Field goal in OT gives Marist thrilling first victory
Red Foxes defeat Georgetown for the first time in school history
Chris Price rushed for 159 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown
run in the Red Foxes 38-35 overtime victory. Marist gained 488
total yards, 389 of which came on the ground.
Sports Editor
After failing in its first five at-
tempts this season, the Marist
College football team finally put
a game in the winning column,
defeating Georgetown Univer-
sity for the first time in school
history on Saturday.
Junior Brett Biggs hit a 32-
yard field goal in overtime to give
Foxes a 38-35 victory at
Leonidoff Field in the team's
annual homecoming game. Tlie
win was the first for Marist, giv-
ing them a 1-5 overall record.
Marist head coach Jim Parady
was proud ofhis team's perfor-
mance and happy with the re-
was a long time coming,"
he said. "They (the players)
worked hard in the off week and
this was a great reward. I'm
happy for them."
Marist jumped out to an early
21-0 lead in the first half, lead
by junior quarterback Kevin
Bielen who completed three
passes on the drive, including
an eight yard touchdown strike
to Sean Stellato, who made a
great catch in the comer of the
end zone.
On the team's next posses-
Men's soccer sweeps weekend
Staff Writer
The Marist College men's soc-
cer team swept a pair of road
games this weekend in Buffalo
to keep its postseason hopes
alive, defi::ating Niagara 2-0 on
Friday and rallying to top
Canisivs on Sunday by a score
The Red Foxes can assure
themselves a spot in the
postseason and a chance to
defend their 2000 Metro Atlan-
tic Athletic Conference
(MAAC) championship with a
win at St. Peters this Saturday.
Trailing 3-1 early in the sec-
ond half against Canisius,
Marist roared back by scoring
three unanswered goals to se-
cure victory at the Demske
Sports Complex.
Senior forward Sean Murphy
started the comeback, scoring
on a header in the 66th minute
of play to make it a 3-2 game,
followed by the equalizer from
senior forward Joseph Crespo.
the 80th minute of play, fresh-
man midfielder David Musinski
sent a cross, which Crespo sent
into the back of the net.
With Canisius playing a man
down in the 86th minute due to
an intentional handball, senior
forward Patrick McCall scored
the go-ahead goal to give Marist
its first lead of the game.
McCall's second goal of the
game and it proved to be the
game-winner as Marist held on
for the 4-3 victory. •
McCall also notched the Red
Foxes' first goal of the· game at
24:59 mark after Canisius had
opened up an early
Senior Carlos DeBrito re-
corded six saves in goal for
Marist, while Dave Borchard
came up with nine saves in a
losing effort forthe Golden Grif-
Marist needed no such come-
bacJ<: two days earlier as DeBrito
and senior forward Brian
Garafola led the Red Foxes to a
convincing 2-0 win over
Battling frigid temperatures
that hovered around six degrees
all day long, Marist got on the
board just 3 :36 into the contest
when Garafola put a rebound
shot past Niagara goaltender
Dan O'Shea.
Marist maintained its one goal
lead until early in the second half
when Garafola helped his team
strike again.
O'Shea was able to deny
Garafola's initial shot attempt,
but senior forward Steve Murk
was there to convert the re-
bound and give Marist a 2-0
lead they would hold onto the
rest of the way.
DeBrito was once again stel-
lar in goal, denying all six shots
he faced in recording the shut-
was the third straight shut-
out for DeBrito, who earned
MAAC player of the week hon-
ors for his work.
DeBrito's brilliance took cen-
ter stage on Tuesday, Oct. 23 as
the keeper racked up 14 saves
in a scoreless double overtime
affair against Siena under the
lights ofLeonidofffield.
Siena goalkeeper Jonathon
Hicks came to play as well, as
he made 11 saves to help his
team earn the tie.
The game featured a barrage
of offensive chances, with Siena
firing 24 shots on goals and
Marist launching 21. Marist
failed to capitalize on eight cor-
ner kick opportunities while
Canisius did not convert on any
of its five comers.
The match against St. Peter's
on Saturday will wrap up the
regular season for Marist. A win
will move Marist ahead ofMan-
hattan and into the MAAC
Championships on November 9
and 11 at Rider University.
sion, Bielen scored on a five-
yard scramble to cap an 80-yard
drive. Still in the first quarter,
Alfredo Riullano broke free from
the defense en route to a 21-
yard touchdown run.
Marist head coach Jim Parady
said he was pleasantly surprised
with the team's early offensive
"We definitely did not expect
to come out like that against a
team of that caliber," he said.
"The credit goes to the offen-
sive line. They took control of
the game early on and they are
the reason why we ahead early."
Georgetown finally got on the
board on the last play of the first
quarter, when quarterback Dave
Paulus found John Sims wide
open in the middle of the field
for a 27-yard score.
The Hoyas cut the lead to
seven whs::n Paulus hit Luke
McArdle for a 5-yard touch-
down strike. But, Marist would
answer, as Riullano scampered
for a 14-yard score. A botched
snap on the extra point attempt
left the score at 2 7-14 going into
the half.
Georgetown came out firing in
the second half, scoring on its
first two possessions of the half.
Sean Peterson, the team's sec-
ond quarterback on the after-
noon, leaped into the end zone
from one yard out after a blocked
punt was recovered on the goal-
line. Georgetown running back
Dawon Dicks scored on a six-
yard touchdown run, after a
turnover by Marist. The extra-
point gave Georgetown its first
lead of the afternoon.
Peterson connected with
Aaron Brown from two yards
out to cap Georgetown's 21-0
run in the second half.
Despite losing its three-touch-
down lead, Parady said that the
team stayed positive through-
out the game.
"Nobody on the sideline got
down; they all stayed very posi-
tive," he s11id. "We spoke at
halftime about how this team is
capable of coming back as they
have done to us before. We
knew that they would not quit."
Trailing by eight in the fourth
quarter, Marist stayed with its
ground attack, as it had the en-
tire game, this time giving Chris
Price the call from their own 49-
yard line. Price found a hole,
cut outside, and sprinted to the
end zone for a 51-yard touch-
. down. He then scored from two
yards out for the two-point con-
See ... Football wins first, 11