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Part of The Circle: Vol. 64 No. 9 - November 5, 2009


The student newspaper of
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Library hours up
for re-evaluation
Staff Writer
Members of the Marist College
Student GQvernment Association
have recently been making at-
tempts to get the library hours ex-
tended later all the time; other
schools that are equivalent to
Marist have longer library hours or
are 24/7.
Currently, the hours of operation
for the library are Monday through
Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Fri-
day 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday
10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday
There are extended hours during
the weeks of mid-terms and finals,
however, these periods are not the
only times when students have big
tests and projects that need to be
The hours of the library are not
convenient to many of the students'
at Marist complicated and busy
schedules. "It is really tough
you ·
have work or night class and want
to get work done after that. Some-
times, only having until midnight is
just not enough time," junior Lau-
ren Bis said.
There are other options for study-
ing areas for students after library
hours such as Donnelly Hall.
"I enjoy studying and get more
work done in the library environ-
ment than anywhere else" sopho-
more Mariah Downey said.
"Extending the library hours would
be really beneficial for me person-
ally because I'm so busy during the
day, by the time I get to the library
its 10:30 or 11 p.m. and I only have
an hour to study in the library.
Making the
Donnelly after · -
brary hours just doesn't seem worth
it," she added.
According to Junior Sean
toniewicz, although Donnelly 1s
President Dennis Murray receives the H1N1 Influenza vaccine. He
of more than 200 faculty and students who attended the Health and Well-
ness Center on
28 for the first
Marist's flu clinics. The college p~
the seasonal influenza and H1N1 influenza vaccines.
open 24 hours, it is too small with a
amount of
~are for stu-
dents to fit comfortably and study.
"It's not fair that there is only one
building that is open 24 hours.
library were to be open later, more
people could get there work done
late at night
they needed to" he
Members of the SGA are currently
working on ideas regarding this
topic and doing some research, and
do not wish to make any comments
at this time.
Classic fairytales go 'Into the Woods'
Staff Writer
On Nov. 12-15, Marist's most tal-
ented singers and actors will por-
tray Cinderella, Jack and the
Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood,
Rapunzel and other
tale char-
acters like you've never seen them
before in MCCTA's performance of
the musical "Into the Woods."
The Tony award winning show
combines several stories based on
the Brothers Grimm
tales into
one fresh, unexpected adventure. A
baker and his wife are infertile but
would do anything to have a child,
so a witch promises to fulfill their
they find her four ingredi-
ents for her newest potion; Jack's
Courteney Cuomo, who will play the Witch in MCCTA's 'Into the Woods,'overpowers
Justin Santore, who will play Jack, during a recent rehearsal. The duo is performing
Midnight,· a song from the play.
cow, Little Red Riding Hood's cape,
a lock of Rapunzel's hair, and Cin-
derella's slipper.
Simultaneously, Cinderella
wishes to go to the festival to meet
the prince, Jack wishes his cow
would give milk, and Rapunzel
wishes to be rescued. As the char-
acters venture into the woods on
their quests, they find themselves
go_ing to extreme lengths to fulfill
their wishes, leading to events in
the second act that senior Justin
Santore, who plays Jack, said "will
blow your mind."
List, the director who has had
14 years of experience, said "Into
the Woods" is entertaining because
it has everything; humor, beautiful
music, a good message, and beloved
characters that the audience will
recognize from their childhoods, but
with a little twist.
List raved about the Marist talent,
and said he has "never worked with
as energetic a cast." He said that
since the students are involved in
the show as an extracurricular, in-
stead of for class credit, all of their
dedication and enthusiasm is purely
for the love of performing, which
shows on stage.
The 20-member cast differs from
ones in most Broadway shows be-
cause it lacks an ensemble. Senior
Wesley Barnes, a producer, said this
means that every actor in the show
has a name, plays an im.portant rol,
and has a direct influence on how
the events unfold.
Barnes said that since there has-
n't been constant rehearsal for an
ensemble, the backstage crew has
been able to work on the compli-
cated technical aspects of the show,
such as finding a wig for Rapunzel's
hair or acquiring Jack's cow, which
they were able to borrow from Vas-
sar College's theatre department.
Senior Amanda Weinhold, the cho-
reographer, believes that people
should see the show because "seeing
your peers with so much talent is re-
ally inspiring," and calls it a "hell of
a good time."
"Into the Woods" will be held in
· the Nelly Goletti Theatre at
on Nov. 12, 13, 14, and 2 p.m. on
Nov. 15. Tickets are $5 for students
and $10 for general admission.

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thursday, 11/5
No Events Posted
Friday, 11/6
Open Ice Skating with DJ
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
6:30 - 7:30
$5 with Marist ID
SPC Movie: Funny People
Performing Arts Room
p.m., Free with Marist
Saturday, 11/7
SPC Comedy Club
Jessi Campbell
Free with Marist
SPC Movie: Funny People
Performing Arts Room
p.m., Free with Marist
Football Home Game
vs Georgetown
p.m., Leonidoff Field
Sunday, 11/8
Volleyball Home Match
vs Canisius
p.m., Mccann Center
Monday, 11/9
Emerging Leaders Telecast
Marc Kielberger, author
Nelly Goretti Theater
6:30 - 8:30
RSVP with Emerging Leaders
Tuesday, 11/10
No Events Posted
Wednesday, 11/11
No Events Posted
Security Briefs
Brief writer's heaven, security guard's hell
It's official - the security brief
meeting after Halloween weekend is
my new Christmas.
had such high
expectations going·into it, and
not let down. More than 100 beers
were confiscated, four guests were
kicked off of campus, two freshmen
were busted with weed, and seven
overnight stays at St. Francis. All of
that happened in a 72-hour span.
Let's start'.
Two stories combined under one First, a student was smok-
. ing marijuana in his dorm. Bad call,
considering smokirfg creates a very .
_distinguishable smell. Oh ... and
smoke. The weed and his pipe were
confiscated. Two hours later, a
group of students were spotted
smoking on the hill in front of Leo.
After security made an appearance,
· they darted. They were last seen
sprinting up Washington Avenue
and were never caught.
Total: 30
10/30 -
At 8:42 a.m., y~t another guest
was asked to leave campus, this
time for having three bottles of Bud
Light hidden in his backpack while
swiping into the building. Whatever
happened to calculating risk-reward
and deciding
the juice is worth the
squeeze? Can we just ignore the fact
that I just shamelessly referenced
''The Girl Next Door" and agree that
it is not worth losing a place
for the reward of drinking three
beers? Thanks.
10/30 -
Foy - B block
Students left window open. RA
spotted . 11 beers on the table
through the window. Note: that RA
is very sneaky and observant.
Total: 11 points
Kalt Smith
Matt Spillane
Managing Editor:
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Managing Editor:
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News Editor.
Kristen Domonell
News Editor:
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Opinion Editor:
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Politics Editor:
Heather Staats
need to start being crazy brief.
Rapid-fire time. Only key words.
Ninth floor. Party. 16 beers confis-
cated. Students written up.
10/31 -
E block. Student walking into
apartment. Backpack searched.
Thirty beers. 30 points. Bottle of
rum confiscated. Two guests kicked
off campus. 15 points. G block.
Eighteen beers. 18 points.
Total: 63
Here's one more reason to close
and lock your doors;
An unsuspect-
ing group of friends in Fulton de-
cided to leave their door propped
ppen on Halloween night, and their
hospitality was thanked by a visit
from three men dressed and painted
all blue. I assume they were either
Smurfs, the Blue Man Group, or the
Magic Genie from Aladdin, Skeeter
from Doug, and the lead singer of
Eiffel 65 were chillin' together. The
blue-faced men jumped in the
threw eggs everywhere, and
then sprinted away. 20
Halloween Weekend -
This is going to my long list of hos-
pital visits Marist students made
over the weekend. The strangest
part of this list is that none of these
people were found in a room or in a
dorm. Six human beings were just
found strewn about Marist College.
Not okay. On Oct. 30,
found lying on the ground in front of
the library. OnOct. 31, a drunken
male was found struggling to get
across the bridge back onto the
main campus. Also on Halloween, a
girl was found lying motionless on
the pavement outside of Donnelly.
Once again, on Halloween, a stu-
dent in Gartland was found in the
Features Editor:
Isabel CaJulis
A&E Editor: Ryan Rivard
Lifestyles Editor:
Brittany Florenza
Sports Editor:
Richard Arleo
Sports Editor:
Phllllp Terrlgno
Assistant Editors:
Marina Cella, Gall Goldsmith, Alyssa
Longobucco, Robin Mlnlter, Jim
Staff Writers:
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Allison Duffy,
Foster, Chelsea Murray,
Morgan Nederhood, Christina O'Sulll~
van~ Vinny Pagano, Elizabeth Pearl,
Daniel Pearles, Monica Speranza,
Strobino, Katelynn
grass. Right after midnight on Hal-
loween, so technically November
1st, a student was found lying down
in the tennis courts. Finally, 20
minutes after security returned
from the tennis courts, one more girl
was found passed out in-the grass in
front of Donnelly.
Just ... wow.
We'll stay in Leo Hall for a little
bit. At 1:37 a.m., after a night of
Halloween partying, a guest was
kicked off campus for trying to
sneak in a 12 pack of b_eer into the
building: This student wasn't the
person trying
sneak in alco-
hol for some sort of an after-party;
in fact, 20 minutes before this kid
was caught, another guest failed in
his attempt to sneak in a liter of
J agermeister and 40 ounces of
Natty Ice. Horrible decisions so far,
but, really, it only gets better from
Total: 35 points
11/2 -
That's right. We're ending the best
security brief weekend of all time in
Sheahan Hall. While the rest of the
was going to the hos-
pital, guests were being kicked off
campus, and people were taking
quick outdoor power naps in ran-
dom nooks and crannies of Marist
College, Sheahan Hall was doing
this. Two roommates were having a
loud screaming match about shar-
ing snacks. Security was called to
calm them down. I'm not kidding.
That is so Sheahan. 1
New standings:
Leo -
2) Champagnat - 104, 3) Gartland
- 98, 4) Midrise - 91, 5) Marian -
65, 6) Fulton - 50, 7) Foy - 36,
8) Sheahan - 11
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tended as satire and fully protected free
speech under the First Amendment of the
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Column About Nothing: When Y2K doesn't arrive
Staff Writer
When it
comes to tech-
nology, I'm the
first one to
admit that I'm
no expert with
it all. I still
take the time
hand-write let-
ters, and I read
aren't online or on Kindle.
Secretly, I spent most of 1999 hop-
ing that Y2K would wipe out com-
puters. My version of Y2K involved
the loss of washing machines along
with computers, so I was already
making contingency plans for
bathing in the backyard's stream.
I've lived most of my life with the
usual degrees of technology: cell
phones, Internet, digital cameras,
iPods. I haven't used technology any
more than most people, and I might
have even used it less than others.
Recently, I've made significant
leaps in my knowledge of technol-
ogy. I finally discovered Podcasts,
and have had them sitting in my
iTunes for weeks now. Only two of
50 have been used, but I still like
knowing that they're available if
I also created a blog, though it was
rough for the first couple of days. I
couldn't figure out how to create
posts, edit the font, and generally
oversee my blog. I still haven't fig-
ured out how to make it searchable
by my name; so it's very much a
in progress.
My most recent and groundbreak-
ing advancement has been the cre-
ation of a Twitter account. While I'd
always disliked Twitter on grounds
of principle (anyone with an account
seemed narcissistic), I felt com-
join after an article ran in
The Circle
that discussed the bene-
fits of the site.
It hurts to admit it, but Twitter
isn't as bi:id as I'd expected. Upon
joining the site, I realized that es-
sentially everyone I could possibly
ever need to know is on Twitter:
magazines, companies, artists, ordi-
nary people, everyone. I even found
Marist College on the site along
with professors, organizations, and
Route 9 (I swear).
But is all of this technology and
networking good for us, or are we
spreading ourselves too thin?
I once accidentally left my cell
phone at Marist for the entirety of
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winter break. While my friends and
family were less than amused by
the situation, I loved it - no one
could call me, text me, or generally
reach me when I was out
of the house. Peace and quite was
mine whenever I left.
Now that I'm back in the world of
technology, I don't understand how
I'm supposed to keep track of every-
A normal day used to start with a
bowl of cereal. Now, I start my day
with cereal, then head upstairs to
check my e-mails and about four
other Website.
We're expected to "stay connected"
through social networking sites, but
there simply aren't enough hours in
the day for the amount of network-
ing that is being demanded. I like
Twitter because it gives me updates
from my favorite magazines, but I'm
pretty sure I don't need to know half
of the things that are posted.
I love having a blog because it
saves me the trouble of calling every
single one of my friends, but some-
times I miss phone calls. When I can
hear another voice, I know that my
comments are actually going some-
where - they're not just hanging in
some weird limbo. Unless someone
leaves a comment on an article, or
personally mentions it to me, how
do I know that anyone besides my
mom has read it?
I prepare
enter the job mar-
ket in the spring amid a troubled
economy and competitive job mar-
ket, I start
realize that exposure
is the newest tool for securing an
edge - at least it seems this way in
When applying for colleges, I
needed to show my involvement
through extracurricular activities,
volunteering, etc. Now, I need to
provide a strong resume with proof
that I'm assertive and up-to-date
with the world: Twitter, blogs, and
other networking sites have become
my newest asset.
In the end, I honestly don't know
how I feel about technology today.
It's ha.rd to imagine a world where I
can't find an answer to everything
with a simple Internet search,
videos of urban ninjas jumping from
rooftops aren't available, and no one
can discreetly text me about some-
one else at a party. I've grown ac-
customed to, technology and the
supply of information it affords, and
I've become a techno-junkie who
can't live without it.
However, I have to admit that I'd
secretly love
lose my phone again.
Letter to the Editor
I'd like to take a moment to
thank everyone in the Ma.rist
community who supported the re-
cent Rae of Hope campaign in
honor of junior Raeanna
Gutkowski, who is currently re-
covering from osteosarcoma. The
three events that were run by the
group from Professor Alexander's
capping class were truly incredi-
ble. Chris Barnes, Dawn Jan,
Cody Lahl, and Alicia Mattiello
did a wonderful job of planning
and executing the events 'that
raised the level of awareness for
osteosarcoma, as well as raising
money for both the Sloan Ketter-
ing Cancer Center and Raeanna's
medical expenses.
The turnout for the event at Ap·
plebee's and the volleyball match
against Iona College showed that
are a caring community.
Applebee's was packed, and at
one point the wait was over an
get a table. Many of you
easily could have walked
away .
and spent your time and money in
a different manner. But you did-
n't. You chose to wait
out and
devote yo'Ul" time, energy and
money for this cause. Our match
against Iona drew a crowd of over
1,200 fans, who made donations
and purchased raffle tickets
make a significant financial con-
tribution to the cause at hand.
And once again, you spent your
valuable time to come out and
demonstrate your support and
the type of community that we
are part of.
In particular, I'd like to thank
our student athletes and their
coaches for their support and at-
tendance at all of the events, as
well as the band fraternity for
playing at the match. My thanks
our athletic administration as
well, for working with the capping
group to help make the match a
special one. Dr. Dunne, Andrea
Pesevento and Allison Friedman
from the Health and Wellness
Center contributed their time and
knowledge in presenting an infor-
mation session on osteosarcoma,
and I'm appreciative of their help.
The student body, faculty, admin-
istrators, the local community,
and the Red Fox Club also
be thanked for coming out in full
force for all of these events.
Lastly, my sincere thanks and
Chris, Dawn, Cody
and Alicia for the energy and pas-
sion that they displayed in mak-
ing these events happen. They
did more than complete a project;.
What they did allowed us as a
campus to visibly demonstrate
the type of community that
Ma.rist College is, and the quality
of the people
make up our
community. The end result is
nothing short of a beautiful show
of love and support for their peer.
Thanks again
everyone who
took the time to support these
- Thomas Hanna
Head Volleyball Coach

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Catholic Church welco1nes Anglicans and Episcopalians
Staff Writer
With a recent announcement, the
pope has changed the dynamic be-
tween Anglican, Episcopalian and
Catholic Churches by inviting con-
gregations and persons who may ob-
ject to recent changes within those
denominations to join the Catholic
Church, while keeping their Angli-
can liturgy intact. An influx of An-
glican and Episcopalian pastors
could reinvigorate the debate over
celibate priesthood within the
Catholic Church.
This new announcement seeks to
make it easier for clergy, churches
and individuals to change their re-
ligion on a case by case basis.
This change highlights numerous
issues with the traditions. Those
within the Episcopalian and Angli-
can tradition who aren't content
with the denominations' liberal
stance on same-sex couples and the
ordination of women and gay clergy
might find a better match within
the Catholic Church. The Anglican
Church, Episcopalian Church, and
the United Church of Christ are
most inclusive of the Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender, Queer com-
munity, while the Anglican, Episco-
palian, and Catholic practices and
traditions are the most similar.
The political controversy over
laws, court decisions and constitu-
tional amendments relating to
same-sex marriage is also discussed
by religious groups. Most faiths
have an organization promoting in-
clusion of the LBGTQ community:
DignityUSA, a Catholic organiza-
tion; Al- Fatiha Foundation for the
Muslim community; Gay Buddhist
Fellowship, Keshet Ga'avah: World
Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
and Trans gender Jews, as well as
Protestant denominations. At the
same time, gay marriage and gay
clergy is a tricky issue for most.
"I think the response to what has
taken place within the Episcopal
communion is. what a number of ad-
herents disagree with.
parlance, it's shopping around, say-
ing 'ifit fits me, l'llgo,"' said Father
Richard LaMorte.
"Priests who have been in the
Catholic Church all along may feel
another kind of marriage inequal-
ity-some priests may ask if the for-
merly Anglican or Episcopalian
priests can be married, why can't
they?" said Dr. John Knight, Coor-
dinator of the Catholic Studies
minor and Religious Studies profes-
According to LaMorte, this an-
nouncement is not meant as exclu-
sion, but rather inclusion-an
opportunity for Anglican and Epis-
join a community that
supports their beliefs. "This is a
statement of where society has gone
and where belief systems have indi-
cated they can't go and still be true
to their belief systems," LaMorte
The pope is reaching out
Anglican and Episcopalian churches, clergy, and wor-
offer them an easier
said. "Any perceived exclusions in
this announcement took place ages
The Catholic Church's stance on
same-sex marriage, women clergy,
and gay clergy has been firm.
feel like gay people are used to
this by now and that really matters
of religion in the gay community are
kind of things that can't be helped,"
said sophomore Mike Kurtz, presi-
dent of the Marist College Lesbian,
Gay, Straight Alliance. ''The church
represents certain ideals and if you
want to get married in a holy place
you should support that religion's
ideas-just because a religious en-
tity is supporting its ideals, people
shouldn't get outraged, it's personal:
You just let people believe what
they want."
Clergy taking advantage of the
offer would have
be retrained and
re-ordained, although the liturgy
would remain intact, affirming the
principle that liturgy is
an expression of the people.
However, the offer may not trig-
ger an exodus of conservative Angli-
cans; Protestantism was a result of
the Reformation. Some would-be
converts may find the doctrine of
papal infallibility to be a sticking
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
A look at the professor behind iLearn's improvements
Staff Writer
Associate Professor of Communi-
cations Mark Van Dyke was
awarded honorable mention at the
10th International Sakai Confer-
ence for his work with Project
Sakai, or what we know at Marist
as iLearn. Van Dyke has been
working with Sakai to create a col-
laborative learning system for
Marist students since he came
here as a professor in 2004.
Van Dyke was born in Middle-
burgh, New York, just two hours
north of Poughkeepsie. He at-
tended the Naval Academy for his
bachelor's degree, and it was there,
in 1974, that he first realized his
passion for teaching when he was
selected to teach a freshman Eng-
lish class. Nevertheless, he spent
25 years in the Navy as an officer,
during which time he got his Mas-
ter's degree from Syracuse Univer-
sity. He retired from the Navy in
2000 and earned his Ph.D. in pub-
lic relations from the University of
Throughout his five' years of
teaching, Project Sakai, or iLearn,
has been important to Van Dyke
because it allows teachers to "em-
power students to become teachers
as well as learners, which, for me,
is my goal as a teacher." But his
main purpose in getting involved
with Sakai was "to inspire in all
my students an intellectual curios-
ity. I want them to get excited
about learning," he said.
Project Sakai is a collaborative
learning system that allows stu-
dents and teachers to store and
share information 24/7.
A collec-
tion of 160 colleges participate in
this project, making communica-
tion about academics and innova-
tions easier for university leaders
and faculties all over the world.
Van Dyke called it "a classroom on-.
line" where the teachers are all dif-
ferent kinds of people from all
different kinds of places.
At the International Sakai Con-
ference in Boston, Van Dyke was
recognized for his innovative work
with students in two of his fall
2008 communication capstone
classes and two of his spring 2008
public relations case studies
classes. He wanted a way to be
able to connect as many students
as possible, but found it difficult
with students constantly changing
classes, and consequently iLearn
course sites.
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His solution was to create one
"project site" that his fall capstone
classes started and spring case
studies classes continued working
on. This kept ideas and knowledge
flowing between many students in
different semesters in what Van
Dyke calls, "a collaborative learn-
ing constellation." This was a com-
pletely new way of using Sakai's
technology, for which he was
awarded. But Van Dyke said that
he believed the award was as much
the students' as it was his.
"I could be the greatest scholar
and teacher in the world, but if I
don't have good students, I won't
accomplish much," Van Dyke said.
But Van Dyke did not stop with
just that innovation.- He has also
created an advising site where his
advisees can go to print out forms,
ask questions, read announce-
ments, look at his calendar, and
read experiences of his student ad-
visees abroad, who also have ac-
cess to the site and Van Dyke
whereve~ they choose to study.
Van Dyke hopes that iLearn will
be a stepping stone in introducing
students to social media and aca-
demic technology. He believes that
educators must keep up with cur-
rent trends, like Twitter, and find
Dr. Van Dyke always looks for new ways
to improve
out ways to use them in a manner
that benefits society and students.
He himself has three Twitter ac-
counts, both for personal use and
for students to use to access quick
Van Dyke's passion in life is his
students. He says that he has
learned from them greatly through
tools like iLearn, and hopes that
more technological .advances will
oe implemented here at Marist so
they can continue learning and
teaching him- even more.
he New
imes may b
cutt·ng iobs, but we aren'tl
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
They don't stop 'till they get enough
Marist dancers working hard to prepare for their semi-annual show held at Poughkeepsie High School on Nov.
in this show," said Dana Grimaldi, munity involved with the produc-
Staff Writer
the dance club's community service tion, club members have also been
On Nov. 14 and 15, over 300
Marist dancers, including over 20
male club members, will take to the
stage for the Marist College Dance
Club's semi-annual performance
hosted this year at Poughkeepsie
High School.
"This is what we work for the
whole semester," said senior Meggie
Heffernan, who will be dancing in
her sixth show this semester.
"Come show day, when the lights go
down and you're waiting backstage,
your heart's pounding and adrena-
line's rushing, and it'g exciting
being able to perform for everyone."
Dubbed "Don't Stop till You Get
Enough," after Michael Jackson's
No. 1 single, the show is entirely
student-produced and features six
genres of dance, from hip hop to
''There's a great variety of dances
manager. "Every year it gets bigger teaching dance to a group of middle
and better."
school students in the area. The stu-
Twenty-nine dances will be per- dents will showcase the finished
formed at the show's newest venue, product at the end of the each per-
which was changed from last year's formance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
"Each show is divided into two
because of scheduling conflicts. acts and is expected to be less than
Poughkeepsie High School can seat three hours long, as many of the
1,400 people in its auditorium, dances last for about three min-
and Dance Club President Johanna utes," said Valente.
Valente expects about 800 specta-
"A short, sweet and entertaining
tors at each of the two perform- show is what we're looking for," she
The show moved off campus last
Tickets, which cost
for stu-
year when the audience grew too dents and $12 for general admis-
large for the Nelly Goletti Theater. sion, are on sale Friday, Nov.
Nearly 1,500 tickets were sold for 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Champagnat
the three spring 2009 performances. breezeway and can also be bought
"I hope
to see everybody as excited at the high school on show days.
as we are for the giant leap off cam- The Nov. 14 performance will begin
pus," Valente said. "I'm excited to at
p.m. while the Nov. 15 show
see the show on a nice big stage in a starts at noon. Transportation will
big venue."
be provided
and from each show
In an effort to get the local com- with the purchase of a ticket.
King of Pop takes over the big screen
E f
Michael Jackson's --rhis Is It" provides
with a
glimpse of the preparation
behind the London shows that could have
been. The film accounted for a total
percent of all onllne ticket sales last
and topped the
office this
weekend, and grossing
worldwide in five days of release.
Staff Writer
Death is a hard subject to deal
with, but instead of mourning a per-
son's passing it's better to celebrate
his or her life. ''This Is It'' provides a
112 minute magical tribute to
Michael Jackson's art. It's not about
the argument over his estate, drugs,
child molestation, his pet chim-
panzee named Bubbles, his bizarre
marriage to Lisa Marie Presley or
his personal life that has provided
countless entries of tabloid fodder
over the years. The film is about
what brought him into our con-
sciousness in the first place and cat-
apulted him into super star status.
The film helps us remember and
celebrate him for his talented gift
that he bestowed upon our time
through his earth shattering music
and jaw-dropping dance moves. Say
what you will about Michael Jack-
son's personal life, but most people
can agree that his music and craft
as an artist changed the face of en-
tertainment and redefined the
genre of pop. Even in his frail state
in the last weeks of his life, Michael
could still glide across the stage and
set the pace for his significantly
younger backup dancers to try to
Instead of evoking tears the direc-
tor, Kenny Ortega, presents us with
the last performance from the King
of Pop in a way that makes us for-
get for a moment that he is no
longer around to keep blessing this
world with his talented gifts. The
film shows the fragile side of MJ
through songs like "Human Na-
ture," "Man in the Mirror" and. the
haunting "I'll Be There," but also
shows his pumped up energy and
stage presence in vamped up per-
formances of "Smooth Criminal"
and ''Wanna Be Starting Some-
It was the world's last chance to
experience the pop star's musical
genius, but view him not as a ma-
chine, but as a loving person that
had a god given talent and immense
love in his soul for the every ele-
ment that went into the perform-
Dirty Projec-
tors "Ascending
Melody" - This
previously unre-
leased track is
found on the
''Temecula Sun-
rise" EP and was
recorded during
their se.ssions that yielded one of
this year's most critically acclaimed
albums, "Bitte Orea." This one is
properly titled, and features the
scratchy rhythms, medley of
sounds, and intricately choreo-
graphed vocal harmonies that this
Brooklyn band is known for.
Yeasayer "Ambling Alp" -This
Brooklyn band describes their
music as ''Middle Eastern-psych-
snap-go,spel. Whatever that means,
it's good. "Ambling Alp" is the first
single from their upcoming album
"Odd Blood," to be released on Feb.
9, 2010. This is about as bubblegum
as indie pop gets. I predict this song
will appear on numerous end of the
year lists.
Last season's American Idol runner-up
Adam Lambert went completely glam on
his cover for his debut album ·For Your
Entertainment" The album is set to be
released on Nov. 23., Just in time for the
holiday shopping season.
Adam Lambert "For Your En-
tertainment" - Last week I re-
viewed the abysmal "Time For
Miracles." This week, Lambert has
another song out there
why?) called "For Your Entertain-
ment," which is a step in the right
direction, combining rock overtones
with a danceable beat. The song was
co-written by Claude Kelly and Dr.
Luke; the latter has been responsi-
ble for writing popular hits like
Kelly Clarkson's "Since
U Been
Gone," Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend,"
and Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl."
Much like "Time For Miracles,"
though, it still resonates as a flavor
of the week, as opposed to some-
thing that will be remembered down
the road. Then again, does that not
sum up all of pop music?

Q&A: 'Twilight' Songwriter Bobby Long
Staff Writer
In September, The Circle covered
a show in New York City from up-
and-coming artist Bobby Long. Long
returned to New York last month
for a series of concerts while contin-
uing his Dangerous Summer Tour,
which concludes in New York City's
Mercury Lounge on Dec. 19. In be-
tween performing and traveling,
Long took some time out to discuss
friends, fans, and his plans for the
The Circle:
Your musical style
obviously has a fair amount of ·
American direction: you've de-
scribed your style as "folksy," and
listed musicians like Mississippi
John Hurt, Bob Dylan and Elliott
Smith as influences. Has touring
through the country of your influ-
ences had any effect on your music
as far as style, subjects of songs,
Long: It's all inspiring. In
terms of songwriting, I actually find
it quite hard writing on tour, espe-
cially at the moment when things
are just me, my manager and a car
or plane. There isn't a lot of time to
physically sit down with a guitar
and a book and the schedule is
pretty grueling. In terms of sub-
jects, I am really in love with writ-
ing about Britain, but in terms of
style absolutely.
Recently, a song that you
had co-written with Marcus Foster,
"Let Me Sign," was featured in a
popular film [''Twilight'1 while also
being sung by another artist. What
was it like to allow your song to be
sung by another artist? Is there ever
any sort of protectiveness surround-
ing your songs? Are you - or would
you ever be - open to the idea of
writing songs for other artists?
Long: As a songwriter, it's a bit of
a thrill hearing someone good
singing your songs. I would really
like to write for other people. I read
a book about Smokey Robinson, and
he wrote so many songs for other
people; it's definitely something
that I would like to do.
If you could work with any
musician(s) - alive or dead - who
would you choose?
Long: Probably John Lennon, I
Are there any differences
between fans in the United States,
your hometown fans in London, and
the growing number of fans in
mainland Europe?
Long: It's a different culture, so
people are different everywhere.
There is a real enthusiasm with all
of them, and they are all very sup-
portive so they're all similar from
that point of view.
What are your favorite
venues in which to play? Will you al-
ways try to maintain smaller ven-
ues, or are you open to the idea of
larger spaces?
Long: I like the smaller ones, es-
pecially when it's just me and a gui-
tar. I played a great place in Boston
that had a low ceiling and was in-
credibley intimate. At some stage, I
will step up to bigger places, but I
will never stop playing the smaller
You once mentioned an ex-
perience in which a fan stood on-
stage awkwardly until the end of a
song and then ran up to kiss you.
Have you had any other crazy fan
experiences since then?
Long: I've been followed in cars,
but it's all fun and games. It's not at
a level that is encroaching on my
private life in any way; so I have no
reason to complain.
To graduate from univer-
sity, you wrote your fourth year the-
sis on the "social impact of
American folk music." What was the
main thesis/argument of your
paper, and has your time in the
United States affirmed or contra-
dicted your thesis at all?
Long: It was based on the folk
movement and how the songs gave
young people a vehicle to pull their
energy onto. It was OK- I got more
into reading about Kennedy and
King and the Bay of Pigs. It was a
great time for folk music, but a lot
of drivel was written and sung
about, like any period of great
You recently described
waiting to perform as "walking
through the pits of hell." Have you
developed any sort of pre or post-gig
rituals to makes the pits of hell any
Long: I used to have a few drinks,
but I'm cutting that out now, it
gives things a slightly different per-
spective. I don't really have any
[rituals] - sometimes I'm sick and
sometimes I'm laughing.
What are the best and
worst parts of touring versus play-
Tim.e Check and Sirens serenade the PAR
Staff Writer
Have you ever played background music in your head
and sang the lyrics out loud? I bet you thought you
were good, singing while creating your own music.
Well, I attended a concert recently that incorporated
that concept. The only difference was that this concert
included people who are actually talented. I'm referring
to the concert that took place on Oct. 28 in the Per-
forming Arts Room of the Student Center, which fea-
tured the only two a cappella groups at Marist, Time
Check and The Sirens.
Both groups performed two sets,, with Time Check
performing first. The group opened with "Another Irish
Drinking Song," followed with "For the Longest Time."
They closed the set with a fan favorite, "Stacy's Mo~."
The second set consisted of four songs, including one
of the group's newest songs, "Jessie's Girl." They con-
cluded their performance with "It's All Been Done".
Time Check Director Bill Serpe said that it went
better than expected. I've always had reservations
about the way we sound in the PAR, but I thought the
group sounded great."
Not to worry though, you didn't miss your only op-
portunity to listen to Time Check perform. Although
the group only performs one concert per semester, they
sing at whichever events they are needed at, such as
fu.ndraiser and other various events or projects. In fact,
the group recently performed a "Floor Tour" in the
freshman dorms in order to help them learn and re·-
learn some of their music.
I guess one of the best things about Time Check, be-
sides their actual talent, is their level of comfort and
enjoyment while performing. They see every perform-
ance as an opportunity to improve.
junior Andrew Clinkman said, '.'Time Check was
founded on being musical and enjoying doing it ... music
is second nature and our performances are just like our
Learn more about Time Check and stay updated on
upcoming performances by checking out the group's
website at You can also become a
fan of Time Check on Facebook.
Having the opportunity·to listen to one of these
groups would have been good enough, but getting two
in one night was more than one could ask for.
The Sirens, like Time Check, performed two sets
opening with "One Fine Day," followed by "Black Horse
and the Cherry Tree," and closed with "Heaven is a
Place on Earth."
The second set was comprised of four songs, begin-
ning with ''Mercy" and concluding with ''Turn the Beat
Around." The set also included "Like a Prayer" and
"And So it Goes."
Don't start kicking yourself over the fact that you
missed ·such a great· concert. The PAR was so packed
that you may not even of gotten a seat anyway.
"We were just really excited about the size of the
crowd," said sophomore Jade Brewer, who had a solo in
the group's opening song, "One Fine Day." The group
will have multiple small performances throughout the
year, concluding with its' final concert in the spring.
Similar to Time Check, I think the fact that these
girls enjoy singing so much makes them so much more
enjoyable to listen to.
''We don't get priority points for doing this," said soph-
omore Annie Frenzel, who had a solo in ''Like a Prayer."
''We just do it because we love singing."
Learn more about the Sirens by viewing their web-
site at If you have any ques
contact them at
Both groups will perform for an Alzheimer's Associa-
tion fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 22 in the Cabaret, but
you would be wise to keep your ears open between now
and then. You never know when you will be fortunate
enough to hear the voices of Time Check and the Sirens.
ing at home in London? Is there any
aspect of England that you wish you
could have in the United States, and
any part of the USA that you wish
you could bring with you to Eng-
Long: Not really. I like them both
for their own elements. I miss my
friends a bit, but I kinda like being
out on my own.
Your collection of songs
that were recorded in your bedroom
in London is titled "Dirty Pond
Song." What was the influence be-
hind the collection's title?
Long: Me and my friend Luke
Edge had an idea for an album shot
and it stuck.
Have you been recognized
yet by any fans outside of shows?
Long: Yes, sometimes; but I just
pretend I'm Sam Bradley.
You often list Bob Dylan
as one of your main influences,. and
your sound has been compared to
his original style, with the raw,
acoustic guitar. Do you have any
plans of someday following his post-
1965 style by performing instead
with an electric guitar?
Long: I mean, I love playing the
electric, but it depends. I'm not
gonna follow his blueprint, but I
would love to bring in a heavy blues
band. I saw Neil Young recently and
he was incredible.
Official tour dates and informa-
tion regarding Bobby Long can be
found at his Web site, I musicbobbylong.
From Page 6
Review of Michael Jackson's
magical documentary
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during rehearsals for "This Is It"
The greatest moment in the film
comes when Michael flashea a ten-
der smile at the end of a full re-
h_earsal to show his crew that he is
finally satisfied and content with
the caliber of the
show. He seems
genuinely happy. He died a few
weeks later. The film was a great
way to pay respect and celebrate
Michael Jackson as an artist and
thank him for sharing his talents
with the world since he was a small
boy in the Jackson 5. Instead of
being sad about his death, take
some time out of your busy sched-
ules and go watch ''This Is It" to
commemorate the greatest show the
world will never get to see, except
for a limited time on the big screen.

Thursday, November 5 , 2009
Spa-ahhh: Unwind with these D.I.Y. tricks
Circle Contributor
We could all learn a lesson from
the ancient Greeks, who knew the
importance of "a sound mind in a
sound body." This advice applies to
us, because, as college students, if
we want to give our best academic
effort, it is imperative we have our
physical health in check.
Stress is common for most stu-
dents, but it can lead to illness and
cause mental disorders. Visiting a
spa is a great way to relieve some
stress and rid oneself of tension.
But, spa visits for college students
can be quite impractical; after all,
who has the time or the money?
Luckily, there are some great do-it-
yourself spa treatments that can be
done right in your dorm room. In
the autumn transition from sum-
mer to winter, this autumn many
people may experience dry, scaly
skin. A homemade ginger body
scrub is the perfect way to combat
this issue. You will need honey,
freshly grated ging~r root, chopped
mint leaves, olive oil, and brown
sugar. To make the base, combine a
ratio of 1/3 olive oil to 2/3 brown
~ugar-the amount will depend on
how much scrub you want to make.
Then, add as much ginger and mint
as you would like. Finally, add a ta-
blespoon of honey and now you're
ready to apply! Just rub the scrub
all over, paying sp·ecial attention to
you have a pumpkin left over
from Halloween, now is the per-
fect time to put It to good use.
dry places like elbows, knees, and
feet, and then rinse .off in a warm
To replenish fried hair, make this
nourishing egg, honey, and olive oil
hair mask. Using one raw egg yolk
(you may need more if you have
very long hair), 4 teaspoons of olive
oil, and 3 teaspoons of honey, con-
coct thi·s natural conditioner by mix-
ing all the ingredients and
massaging the formula into the hair
and scalp. Then, wrap your hair up
in a shower cap and leave the mask
on for 20 minutes. Finally, shampoo
and condition as usual.
If you have a pumpkin left over
from Halloween, now is tp.e perfect
time to put it to good use. Used in a
facemask, pumpkin can be a great
source of Vitamins A, C, and Zinc.
Use the cooked pumpkin innards
and puree them (canned pumpkin
will also work.) Then, mix in 1 ta-
blespoon of honey.
For dry skin, add in one-quarter
tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
for a moisturizing effect. For oily
skin, try adding in a one-quarter
teaspoon of either apple cider vine-
gar or cranberry juice. Then, mix
the ingredients up and apply to face.
Wet a washcloth with hot water.
Spread the pumpkin facemask and
relax with the washcloth over your
face for 10-15 minutes. To finish, re-
move mask with washcloth and pat
F.or a true spa experience, mist
your pillow with an aromatherapy
mist, like Bath
Body Works In-
stant Aromatherapy. (There are
several different aromas, but for
these purposes, I recommend Stress
Relief or Mental Clarity.) Next,
light a candle or two, throw some
cucumbers over your eyelids, listen
to some soothing music, and
Facial treats good enough to eat.
Kicking the [Marist] Bucket: Valley ventures
Happy November! I'm certain now
that we are in the heart of the
school year, you've all done your
part in venturing beyond the
boundaries of Marist. However, I
can't help but fear that such voy-
ages haven't gone too far past
Darby O'Gills in Hyde Park or the
Poughkeepsie Galleria. Don't get
me wrong, I love Irish Nachos and
spend a fair amount of time at the
mall, but staying within the con-
fines of Poughkeepsie seems like
such a waste of the four years I've
spent in this historic Hudson Val-
I've done a lot of traveling as of
late; encountered many hippies, ex-
perienced breath-taking views of
fall foliage, and eaten a fair share
of local cuisine. Why not take some
time to do the same?
Across the River: New Paltz
Wander up and down the Main
Street strip of New Paltz and you'll
find yourself among a sea of tie-
died dives, unique eateries and
local shops all conforming to the
overall hippie vibe of the town. If
you're looking for a full meal com -
plete with locally brewed beer, try
the Gilded Otter. They've always
got at least 10 of their beers on tap,
with a handful of seasonal selec-
tions to top it off. If you're looking
for a more unique experience, stop
into Rock Da Pasta, a vegan
friendly, primarily gluten free dive
where you'll "rock out" while they
''bring your pasta out."
If you're looking to shop, pop your
head into some of the stores on
Main Street then make your way to
the Water Street Market (despite
the name, it's still located on Main
Street). Though it looks like a little
village, the market is actually
packed with art galleries and pri-
vately owned stores. A craft store
called Maglyn's Dream sells hand-
crafted treasures made by artists
across the country; plenty of the
pieces on display looked like they'd
fit perfectly inside a Marist town-
house. Plus, show them you're ID and you'll get 10 percent
off of your purchase.
New Paltz nightlife seems to be
worth a visit, as well. Though I
haven't been while the local SUNY
school was in session, I've heard
many a story about the fun to be
liad at McGil!icuddy's. Also located
on Main Street, "Cuddy's" is run by
the same people who own the
Marist treasures known as Darby's
and Hatters; and their drink spe-
cials and menu reflect that com-
monality. But the lack of Marist
kids crowding the bar for fishbowls
is a definite appeal; plus, they have
a dispenser of strawberry flavored
condoms in the bathroom. That
alone makes it worth a visit.
Up Route 9: Hyde Park
If you've ever taken a trip up
Route 9, you're bound to find Pres-
ident Franklin D. Roosevelt's like-
ness everywhere you look. They
don't call it "Historic Hyde Park"
for nothing - FDR was born in the
same town that now plays home to
Darby's and the Everready. Guided
tours are offered of FDR's home
and the first ever presidential li-
brary is a co.n:veniently located
piece of history. The Vanderbilt
Mansion, also located right off of
Route 9, provides a beautiful back-
drop for a picnic or stroll, and tours
are also offered for those of you
looking to check out the interior
(one room is completely plated in
If you've ever wondered what a
likeness to Harry Potter's Hog-
warts is doing in the middle of
Hyde Park, then you've noticed the
beauty of the Culinary Institute of
America, where some of the na-
tion's top chefs have been trained.
The CIA has plenty of upscale
restaurants, reservations required,
with everything from French to
Italian cuisine. But if you're looking
for a quick sandwich, or a tasty
dessert, try the Apple Pie Bakery.
I've been told the Macaroni and
Cheese is to die for, but I haven't
had the opportunity to try it - we
stuck with dessert, which was deli-
cious, albeit a bit pricey.
Live and eat well In the Hudson Valley.
How to
get there ...
Gilded Otter
3 Main St
New Paltz,
Rock Da Pasta
Main St
New Paltz,
Maglyn's Dream
Main St
New Paltz,
Main St
New Paltz, NY
Vanderbilt Mansion
Vanderbilt Park Rd
Hyde Park, NY
Apple Pie Bakery
Rt. 9
Hyde Park, NY
spotted costumes
Staff Writer
This past weekend I had the op-
portunity to check out some pretty
awesome costumes around Pough-
keepsie. All were original, creative
and scarily accurate. I was im-
pressed with the amount of time
and dedication people took this
year. Here are the top 10.
Kate Gosselin
9. Pifiata
8. Miss Alcohol Queens
Brett Michaels
6. Edward Scissor Hands
Coppertone Baby
3. Lady Gaga
2. Harlem Globetrotters
Seinfeld Cast
Marist students as the cast of Seinfeld
and the Harlem Globetrotters.
P.ortable snacks
Staff Writer
Here at Marist, I know a lot of
people who have back-to-back
classes, work, or just have too
many things going on and cal'l.'t
find the time to grab a bite to eat.
Here are some easy portable
snacks that can easily be stashed
in a pocket and won't fill you with
unnecessary calories.
Chewy Granola Bars
Contrary to commercials, these
portable snacks are not just for
kids. The box of 10 says that there
is no high fructose corn syrup,
good source of calcium, and 1s
made with whole
Dried fruit
Trail mix
A variety of healthy trail mixes
can be found at Stop
& Shop, but
you can also make your own trail
mix by just filling small Ziploc
bags. To mix your own at home
just pick some of your favorite. in-
gredients (Cheerios, chocolate
chips, peanuts, et cetera) and mix
them together.
Ants on a log
This snack needs to be prepared,
but can hang out in a backpack
for a while. Celery has next to no
calories and butter is a
good source of protein. Recipe: cut
up two stalks of celery into three
pieces each, spread about a table-
spoon of peanut butter on each,
and top it with four or five raisins
per log.
is good substitute for an apple or banana
can get warm quickly
or get crushed in a bag). Stores have dried-anything nowadays-apricots,
apple slices, banana slices, pineapple, mango, papaya, cranberries. Recipe:
a handful of dried pineapple mini-chunks and a handful of salted al-
monds. You get the sweet and salty, and keep the healthy.
October proves perfect for football
Sports Editor
Although it was Oct. 31, the
Marist College Red Foxes didn't
need any costumes.
Their home jerseys
were frightening enough in an ab-
solutely dominating defensive dis-
play on Halloween afternoon that
saw Marist shut out visiting Val-
paraiso 24-0.
The win gives Marist a 4-0 record
in the month of October, and it was
also the team's first shutout in four
seasons. The last time the Marist
defense blanked an opponent was
on Oct. 8, 2005 in a 27-0 win over
La Salle.
Just two weeks removed from a
victory at Morehead State in which
they were held scoreless for the en-
tire first half, the Red Foxes knew
they had to come out and play with
intensity against Valparaiso.
They certainly did on the defen-
sive side of the ball, but their ag-
gression got the Foxes into trouble
with being called for penalties
early on in the contest.
''We came out a little too fast," as-
sociate head coach and defensive
coordinator Scott Rumsey said.
"We needed to come out and make
a statement, and we did, but we
had the penalties on top of it."
Marist was called for penalties 11
times in the contest, totaling 160
Early penalties, including an in-
terception on the first play of the
game by Kwame Carlor that was
called back by the officials due to a
personal foul by Marist, saw the
Valparaiso Crusaders advance into
Marist territory on their first four
''The penalties early on gave them
[Valparaiso] a few first downs,"
coach Jim Parady said. "All the de-
fensive personnel was running very
hard to the football, and the entire
unit played well."
The first four possessions by Val-
para~so ended with a fumble, two
punts, and a blocked field
Marist' s lone score in the first
half came with 33 seconds remain-
ing before halftime on an acrobatic
one-handed catch in the middle of
the end zone by tight end Chris Or-
tner from quarterback Chris De-
In this victory, just like in their
win against the Morehead State
Eagles, Marist struggled in the
first half offensively but ultimately
rebounded with strong perform-
ances in the second half to seal the
"It's a concern to score no points
in the first half [ except for the Ort-
ner touchdown reception] in the
past two weeks," Parady said.
''We've been able to move the ball a
little, but haven't really been able
to sustain anything.
"At the end of the game you want
to be on the winning side, no mat-
ter how you get there."
O'Neill Anderson capped the Red
Foxes opening drive of the third
quarter with a seven-yard touch-
down run that made the score 14-0
in favor of Marist.
Anderson, the second ranked
rusher in the Pioneer Football
League, ran for 101 yards on 15
carries. It was his third 100-yard
rushing effort of the season.
Marist would extend its lead by
another touchdown just minutes
later as Debowski found wide re-
ceiver James LaMacchia open on a
The Red Foxes
have their final 2009 home game on Nov. 7 against Georgetown.
48-yard touchdown pass to make
the score 21-0.
On its ensuing drive, Valparaiso
advanced to the Marist 18-yard
line, but sophomore cornerback
Jaquan Bryant intercepted a Bobby
Wysocki pass that ended the drive.
"I try to stay inside [ on the re-
ceiver], but I went outside [on this
play]," Bryant said. "Once he
[Wysocki] play-faked it, I jumped
the route."
The drive culminated with a 24-
yard field goal by freshman kicker
Ja·son Meyers that would end all
scoring in the contest, and Marist
took a 24-0 lead.
Although the Crusaders were
held scoreless in the game, they did
enjoy some success in the interme-
diate passing game.
''They hit a couple of seams on
us," Parady said. ''They saw some-
thing on film [in our coverage] and
tried to take advantage of that."
Valparaiso totaled 153 offensive
yards in the game, with 75 yards
coming from its ground attack, and
78 yards through the air.
"He [Wysocki] likes to throw the
short routes," Bryant said. "That
was the best part of their [Val-
paraiso's] game, hitting the re-
ceiver quick so we couldn't make a
play on the ball."
Currently, the Red Foxes sit in
fourth place in the PFL behind
Dayton, Butler and Drake, who all
hold 5-0 records.
The Red Foxes now turn their at-
tention to a non-conference oppo-
nent in the Georgetown Hoyas, a
member of the highly regarded Pa-
triot League.
Georgetown holds an 0-8 record
so far in the 2009 campaign, but its
schedule is filled with accom-
plished scholarship programs such
as Holy Cross and Old Dominion.
Last season, Mari st fell to the
Hoyas by a score of 13-12.
"Their offense has struggled to
score points this year, but their de-
fense has managed to keep them in
the majority of the game," Parady
said. "They're hungry, and a team
that's struggling is looking for that
"I'm sure they feel they can come
on our field and take one from us."
Worn.en's soccer wins twice, then falls
Sports Editor
After failing to meet expectations
for much of the regular season, the
Marist women's soccer team showed
just how good they can be at the 2009
MAAC tournament this weekend at
Disney's Wide World of Sports Com-
plex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Marist defeated Saint Peter's 5-0 in
the first round; then upset the No. 2
seeded Siena Saints in the quarterfi~
nals by a score of 1-0. The Foxes were
three minutes away from advancing
to the finals against Loyola until Ni-
agara tied the score in their semifinal
matchup at 1-1. The Foxes fell in
overtime to Niagara, but certainly
made sure that no teams forgot about
Marist heading into next season.
"Every coach there did not expect
that from us, they thought we were
dead," Roper said. ''I think we man-
aged the team as well as we could
through three games and had good
results for the three games in four
Marist's 5-0 victory over the Pea-
hens, senior Kate Fox became
Marist's all-time leader
goals and
points with 26 and 61, respectively.
She and freshman Jackie Frey each
had two goals in the match.
"Of course, to have Kate Fox break
the career goals and points record in
.the Saint Peter's game, there was a
lot of positive feelings in regards to
that," Roper said. ''It was good to
come off that game and we were able
to rest some players late in the game
as well. That helped us with the next
few games."
In their quarterfinal matchup on
Friday against Siena, Marist man-
aged the l-0 upset behind solid de-
fensive play and a timely goal from
junior Amy Tillotson off an assist
from senior Alexandra Lauterborn.
"Against Siena we just played one of
the best games collectively for 90 min-
utes that we played all season," Roper
said. "As much as they knew not to
underestimate us, the Siena coach
told his players not to underestimate
us, but we just really came out and
commanded that game. We played
very well."
In what would turn out to be the
final gaIJ1e of 2009 for Marist, the
Foxes controlled Niagara and held a
1-0 lead until, with just
left in the match, Niagara tied· the
game with a goal by Michelle Emery
in the 87th minute. Fatigue seemed
to set in for Marist once overtime hit,
and Niagara was able to cap off a 2-1
"We came out and really com-
. mantled the game through the first
half," Roper said. ''It was great to get
the first goal in the first 10 minutes.
the game progressed, the last 20
minutes you saw that Niagara was
keeping possession more. We tried to
hold them through overtime but the
fatigue and mistakes set in and took
their toll."
Marist ends their season with an
overall record of 8-10-2 and had ac-
complished many individual feats.
The team had ten members named to
the MAAC all-academic team, two
named to the MAAC all-rookie team
(Jackie Sabia and Nicole Kuhar), and
two named to the MAAC all-tourna-
ment team (Teresa Ferraro and
Sabia) .
"There's a lot of positive that came
out of this season and a lot of positive
things that we put together in the
tournament," Roper said.
some of the younger players realize
we were fortunate this was one of the
years that all ten -teams go to the
tournament and we have to make
sure we really get the job done in the
season next year.
''We've shown we can play with the
best and beat the best and that's a
good message they are already think-
ing of for next season."
The Fox Trot
Quick hits of the week in Marist athletics
Marist closed out the fall season at Cor-
nell this past weekend. The team will re-
action in the spring with a match
against Rider on Thursday, March 25.
The Red Fox men's tennis team
capped the fall portion of their sea-
son with three players making the
finals in their respective flights at
the Cornell Invitational this past
Sophomore Matt Himmelsbach
captured the Flight C singles draw
at the Cornell Tournament on Sun-
day morning. He took a straight set
victory from Evan Algier of Bing-
hamton 6-2, 6-2. Marist had two
other players in main draw finals
and a third in the consolation finals.
Junior Rhys Hobbs captured the
consolation finals on Sunday with a
win over Joe Zelic from Niagara.
Hobbs won in two sets, 6-3, 6-2.
Nicolas Pisecky and Marcus von
Nordheim advanced to the finals
with wins on Saturday in Flights B
and D, respectively. Pisecky lost his
match in Flight B to Alex Haggai of
Binghamton in a three set match. In
Flight D, von Nordheim fell to Alex
Kaliman of Buffalo, 7-5, 7-5.
"Whenever you have three players
reach the finals in their flights, you
have to be happy," coach Tim Smith
On Saturday night the team
~apped up the doubles draw. Ian
Si'ms and von Nordheim advanced
to the finals after defeating Algier
and Rafael Rodrigues in the semifi-
nals, 9-7. The Marist pair fell in the
finals to Matt King and Dmitry
Vizhunov of Temple, 8-5.
Smith is optimistic about the
spring· season, but not pleased with
doubles play.
"No one has played particularly
consistent iri doubles," he said.
He intends to shake up the dou-
bles' teams for the spring. Junior
Landon Greene's return from a
study abroad experience in Ar.-
gentina will certainly shake up dou-
bles pairs as well as the singles
''The first three spots of the lineup
are pretty much set," Smith said.
"After that, I have no idea. Much
will depend on the work put in dur-
ing the offseason."
-Compiled by Jim Urso
Marist keeper Joe Pilla allowed just two goals in regulation this weekend, but al-
lowed the game-winner
canisius in overtime on Oct. 30. ,Marist is now 7-8-2.
Marist spent the weekend on the
road dropping two key conference
games against Canisius and Niag-
"It was a tough w~ekend," coach
Matt Viggiano said. "We wanted
better results, so it was disappoint-
The Red Foxes traveled to take on
Canisius Friday" in the first of two
straight road games.
Canisius took advantage of some
missed chances by the Foxes when
they scored 5:28 into overtime to
give them a 2-1 victory.
''We had chances all game and we
didn't make the most of them," Vig-
giano said.
Marist finished off its weekend
with a trip to Niagara for its final
regular season away game. Joe Pilla
let up only one goal, but the Foxes
were not able to get on the board.
''They were big and physical, and
they were playing for their seniors,"
Viggiano said.
Next up for Marist is its regular
season finale at home against Siena
on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
-Compiled by Scott Atkins
Red Hot Fox: Marist's star· athlete of the week
Sports Editor
After four years spent mostly as a
defender for Marist, the extent of
senior Teresa Ferraro's accomplish-
ments can't necessarily be found in
the box score.
However, all you need to do to ob-
serve how much she has con-
tributed to this team in this time is
watch her in action and see how her
coaches and teammates react to
their captain's leadership on and off
the field.
Coach Elizabeth Roper, who has
coached Ferraro all four years at
Marist and even coached her club
team prior to Marist, couldn't say
enough about the contributions
that Ferraro has made to this team
in her four years.
''Teresa's definitely someone I
can't picture this team without,"
Roper said. "She has just worked
her butt of from freshman year to
Teresa Ferraro
Senior- Soccer
continue to contribute 110 percent
to this teain both on and off the
field. She's been our quintessential
player that can go anywhere and do
The Floral Park native has played
any midfield and defensive position
imaginable since hei:: freshman
year. She played 258 minutes of the
279 minutes that Marist competed
in the 2009 MAAC tournament,
and finishes her career at Marist
tied for fourth in matches played
with 75. She's made countless All-
MAAC academic teams and was
named to the 2009 MAAC all-tour-
nament team.
''The most important thing for me
isn't the individual accomplish-
ments," Ferraro said. ''It's seeing
how my actions and leadership on
and off the field help the team in
the best way possible."
Ferraro has been a captain since
her junior year, and her teammates
understand how ,important she is to
this team.
''T [Teresa] has been a teammate
of mine since I was 12 so going to
college together has been an amaz-
ing experience," senior Alexandra
Lauterborn said. "She ·has more
heart than anyone I know and has
been more than a great captain, but
has been a great best friend."
For Ferraro, an important aspect
of being team captain is making
sure that everyone, whether they
are freshmen or seniors, under-
stands how vital they are to this
"I think Jackie [Sabia] being
named to the tournament team and
having the two all-rookie team
members [Sabia and Nicole Kuhar]
shows how well balanced we have
been," Ferraro said. "It's important
for me as a captain to make sure my
teammates know how important
they are to this team."
The Foxes will have to continue
on next season without Ferraro, but
~er coach is confident that the im-
pact she has_ had on this team will
be long-lasting.
$he's just the type of player that
any coach would love to have on
their team and she just contributes
so much as a player and as a person
for the team," Roper said. "She's
just been probably one of the most
memorable players I've ever

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Football shuts out Valparalso
Rrst program shutout since 2005
A 'Rae of Hope' for Raenna Gutkowski
Staff Writer
On Sunday, Nov. 1, the McCann
Center played host to a benefit vol-
leyball match, the last of three
events making up the 'Rae of Hope'
fundraiser. The events
were coordinated by
Marist seniors Christopher Barnes,
Alicia Mattiello, Cody Lahl and
Dawn Jan to benefit Raeanna
Gutkowski, a Marist junior and. vol-
leyball player who was diagnosed
with osteosarcoma, a form of bone
On Monday, Nov. 2, the project
announced they had raised a total
of close to $5,000 to be donated to
the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center-
Pediatrics ·cancer Unit. The first
event, which was held atApplebee's
on Route 9 across from the Marist
campus on Oct. 14, raised around
$650. Patrons who presented a 'Rae
of Hope' voucher had 10 percent of
their check donated to Sloan-Ket-
tering. The second event was an in-
formative session on osteosarcoma,
held in the Cabaret on Oct. 20. Dr.
Mary Dunne, director of the Health
and Wellness Center here at
Marist, spoke about the disease.
ditionally, Andrea Pesavento and
Allison Friedman, both counselors
Senior Dawn Jan (6), teammate of ·
Gutkowski, helped head 'Rae of Hope.'
at the Health and Wellness Center,
offered information on coping tech-
niques for anyone dealing with sim-
iliar situations.
The fundraiser's third and final
event was the volleyball match
played against Iona. Over 1,200
people packed into the McCann
Center to show their support for
Raeanna, making the match the
highest grossing event.of them all,
raking in over $4,000. The money
came from donations and the sale of
raffle tickets which gave the specta-
tors the chance to win autographed
Jets memorabilia; along with other
Dawn Jan, one of the event coor-
dinators and the captain of the vol-
leyball team, along with the rest of
the Marist women, waited to begin
play at the edge of the court. A
courageous Gutkowski stood with
her teammates throughout the
match, congratulating and encour-
aging them as they went on and
came off of the court. Marist was
looking to extend its winning streak
to six.
Play began with an early Marist
lead in the first set, but Iona soon
went on a streak, pulling ahead to a
commanding 16-10 lead. · Marist
would stay in stride but fell short,
giving Iona victory by a margin of
25-21 in the first set. Seemingly re-
vitalized, Marist came out and took
a 6-0 lead early in the second set
thanks to three kills recorded by
junior Lindsey Schmid. The lead
traded hands several times
throughout, but Marist claimed vic-
tory by the slim margin of 25-23.
Iona dominated the third set, hold-
ing on to the lead throughout, and
finally taking a 2-1 lead in the
match. The fourth set began with
Iona taking an early 8-2 lead. The
Foxes rallied and tied the match at
17. Neither team seemed to gain an
edge until, with the set tied at 19,
Iona went on a streak to take a 23-
lead. Marist was unable to recu-
perate from the four-kill streak and
fell, 25-21, in the set and 3-1 in the
"In terms of volleyball, the day
wasn't a success," coacp. Tom Hanna
said. "As far as the event goes, it
was a tremendous success, and a
great day. Both the turnout and the
results of what they have raised are
Coach Hanna is hoping to get into
the MAAC tournament for the first
time in the program's history this
year. The team stands at 15-10 and
Despite the extra 'L' in the loss
columh, it can be said that Sunday's
match was a true victory; a
win be-
yond sports.
For Raeanna
Gutkowski, there is a fighting
chance as long as there is hope.