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Strong Truths Well Lived Since 1927 | Volume 86, Issue 22 | April 23, 2013
TED TALKSBELOVED LOYOLA SHUTTLE DRIVER SHUTS HIS DOORS AFTER 15 YEARS
Aid to Syrian opposition doubled
Selected excerpts from reportsCampus Police Blotter
- compiled by Katie Krzaczek
The World aT a Glance- Quote of the Moment -
Saturday, April 20At 11:02 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Bokel Court in Rahner Village in reference
to a larceny. Upon arrival, the officer met with a student who stated that his inflatable pool was stolen from out back of his residence. The officer spoke with two of his roommates; one observed the pool outside when he returned home at 12:30 a.m. One of the roommates stated that, at approximately 2:30 a.m., while inside the residence, he heard several knocks coming from the rear door. After looking outside, he did not observe anyone in the area, but noted that the pool was missing. The residents said the pool is valued at around $30, and that it was left inflated and upside down in the backyard directly behind the residence.
Sunday, April 21At 12:07 a.m., an officer responded to a dorm in reference to an alcohol violation. Upon
arrival, the officer observed an RA asking two males to step into the room; they refused. The officer asked that they show some form of identification, but both students stated that they didn’t have their IDs. When the officer asked the two males’ names, one stated his name was Robert Smith, while the other refused to disclose his name. Both students did state that they attended La Salle University. BCPD was requested to report to the scene to identify the two individuals.
The officer then entered the dorm room, which had over 100 beer cans, several liquor bottles and a beer pong table set up using two tables from the room. When asked who lived in the room, a third individual approached the officer claiming to live in the room.
A medic was requested when a student was found unconscious in his bed.When BCPD responded, the officer asked one of the unknown males for his informa-
tion. “Robert Smith” said his date of birth was April 2, 1992. The officer had to place handcuffs on him when the information, when checked, was incorrect. The other unknown male then stated his name and date of birth; the information was checked and confirmed as correct. “Robert Smith’s” real identification was found. The officer removed the handcuffs.
A BCFD medic and firetruck responded to the scene. The responders approached the student who was passed out, but had vomited and was now conscious. He refused trans-port to the hospital.
Volunteers needed at Beans & Bread April 28
Volunteers are needed at Beans & Bread on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to join in serving meals to women and men in need of nutritious meals. If you’re available and willing, please contact Patrick Dia-mond at [email protected].
Symposium on social media advertising Come listen to five pro-fessionals from local Baltimore ad agen-cies and organizations talk about their work in social media advertising, and feel free to ask them questions during our Q & A session. This symposium will help audience members better understand the complexity of the social media world, and how they can be better consumers and producers of content using these emerging communication tools. The symposium takes places on Tues-day, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room. The symposium panel is made up of: Dan Mecchi, digital/so-cial media director from Under Armour; Matt McDermott, creative director from
idfive; Neal Shaffer, communications director from Orange Element; Kelsey Jones, distribution coordinator from 15Four and Leland Malinski, creative director from 15Four.
Health Leads applications due by April 24
Applications for Health Leads for the fall are due by Wednesday, April 24, by 5 p.m. Please e-mail appli-
cations or questions to [email protected].
Kick AIDS Soccer Tournament April 27 On Saturday, April 27, from 4:30-8 p.m., the AIDS Awareness Coalition will be hosting the second annual Kick AIDS soccer fundraiser to benefit Grassroot Soccer. The games will be played on Diane Geppi-Aikens field. Teams can be co-ed and can have three to five players. The cost will be $10 per person. Please e-mail Kelsey Burke at [email protected] for more infor-mation or to sign up.
APRIL 23, 2013
The current most urgent issue is grasping the first 24 hours since the quake’s occurrence, the golden time for saving lives.”
Sources: The Daily Beast, New York Times, CNN, NBC News
After bombings at the Boston Marathon last Monday, three were killed and over 180 injured. After the incident, a list of suspects was released, and an MIT officer died in a shoot-out with the suspects. One suspect, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was finally found and captured this weekend, but future plans with the suspect are still unknown. Mass. does not enforce the death penalty, so the Attorney General of Mass. is still unsure of how they will continue on with trying Tsarnaev and how to question him about the incident.
Boston bomber located
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in the wake of a deadly earthquake
- compiled by Lizzie Carr
correcTIonSE-mail corrections to Jenn Ruckel at [email protected]
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake in China occurred this Sunday leaving 24 still missing, 11,200 injured and over 180 dead. The earthquake occurred in China’s Sichuan Province. This is the strongest earthquake China has seen in the past three years. This same area was hit with a devastating earthquake in 2008 as well, where nearly 70,000 were killed.
Earthquake in China
Gunshots were fired at a rally advocating marijuana on Saturday in Denver injuring three people. This was the first celebration in the state of Colorado since the legislation for the legal recreational use of pot was passed. The officials stated that a man, woman and youth were all grazed by bullets, two taking bullets to the leg, but no one was critically hurt.
Denver 4/20 rally
Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the U.S. has future plans to double aid to Syrian opposition groups. Kerry announced these plans at a meeting on Sunday in Istanbul where 10 European and Middle Eastern countries were in attendance. For the fight against Assad, Kerry pledged nearly $123 million. A portion of the money, though, is said to go towards “nonlethal” supplies. The funding the U.S. is providing is going toward putting an end to the deadly civil war in Syria that has been occurring for two years and has killed more than 70,000.
Chelsea and her gay friends have modeled to me how we should all treat each other regardless of our sexual orientation. She has had a profound impact on the way I see the world.”
Bill Clinton about his daughter Chelsea Clinton
Explosion at Texas plant
After investigation, officials have located the source, but not the cause of the explosion that occured at the West Fertilizer Co. last Wednesday in West, Texas, affecting the plant and the surrounding community. Fourteen individuals were killed, including five volunteer firefighters and four emergency services workers, and 200 were injured as a result of the explosion. A memorial service is planned for this Thursday at Baylor University in Waco, Texas for the volunteer firefighteres who died.
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- compiled by Lizzie Carr
By AmAndA Ghysel
AssistAnt sports Editor
The shuttle doors swing open and Ted, Loyola’s iconic shuttle driver, is seated behind the wheel. He flashes a smile and proceeds to share a humorous anecdote or impart some sage words of wisdom on the short journey up Coldspring. But this May, the Evergreen Campus’ favorite shuttle driver will hang up his keys.
“After the years I’ve worked here riding around in circles for eight hours a day, it’s time,” Ted said.
Thaddeus Blusiewicz, better known as Ted, began working at Loyola in August 1998. He has driven every shuttle route on campus and was instrumental in the creation of the compass route, a route that serves every shuttle stop on campus in about 25 minutes. The route initially ran solely on weekends, but with Ted’s help, the compass route is now in service seven days a week.
But for so many on this campus, Ted has been more than just the person who got them from point A to point B.
Ted has been involved in Project Mexico for many years, frequently serving as an auctioneer at the program’s annual event. Ted’s most popular auction item was a dinner with him that he would cook himself.
He has actually been known for his culinary skills, having been featured several times on a cooking show called “Domestically Challenged” on GreyComm. His specialty as a Marylander is, of course, crab.
In addition to his traditional route, Ted has
The shuttle stops here: Loyola’s beloved driver leaves his ‘compass’ behinddriven charters full of students embarking on various adventures all across the map, including Alpha trips to the “City of Lights,” biology outings to Oregon Ridge, and the Honors program’s annual trek to Gettysburg. He’s almost always the requested driver for such trips.
Certainly, Ted’s impact on this campus has not gone without recognition. In 2002, he was the first recipient of the Green and Grey Society’s “Unsung Hero” award, an honor created by the society with him in mind.
He was also honored as an “Educator for Life” in 2010, and the speech that was given as he received the award gave him high praise, congratulating him “for adding to each and every student’s education by giving us the practical knowledge and street smarts that we will be sure to remember long after our time at Loyola is through.” Of receiving this award, Ted said, “It’s seldom in life [I’ve been] lost for words. It was a very moving moment.”
However, Ted cites his favorite Loyola memory as the day he was honored at the Student Choice Awards, speaking of how touching it was to be called into his manager’s office and hear him read the letter that stated he was receiving the award. The night of the ceremony was one Ted would never forget. “To be able at that time, when my parents were living,” said Ted, “to have them and my wife attend—it was breathtaking.”
Ted’s not in it for the fame. He emphasized that the students are his favorite part of his job and undoubtedly what he will miss most in retirement. “I just want to be their
friend,” he said. “You’re away from home. You’re adapting to a new environment. And I always wanted to have a smile and a helping hand.”
In the last few years on the Ridley route, Ted has developed an especially close relationship with the athletes, taking them to and from practice nearly every day. Sophomore Toni Cowan is a member of the women’s soccer team and has spent her fair share of time on Ted’s shuttle with her teammates, who share her appreciation for him. Her favorite Ted memory came from this fall, after the team had won the MAAC Championship. “Before we drove down to Duke for the first round of the NCAA tournament, he gave us all water bubbles,” she said. “Everyone loved it.”
For many years, each graduating class has presented Ted with a composition notebook full of memories and well wishes as a memento of their time with Ted and as an expression of their gratitude to him. Ted has kept all of these books, though some of them have yellowed with age and some of their pages are now a bit tattered. “They’re priceless,” said Ted. “You can’t put this into words.”
In fact, Ted has kept just about everything. He has stacks of pictures from his time here, records of the honors he has received,and laminated copies of every time he was featured in the Greyhound, illustrating his appreciation for the memories he has made.
For our generation of Loyola students, Ted has served as a sort of time machine, relaying the history of Loyola classes past. “He’s been
here for 15 years and has so many stories about what campus life was like and how it’s changed,” said Cowan.
As he puts these memories behind, Ted will focus on making new memories with his wife of 29 years, Jane, and his three sons Kevin, Robby and Timothy. He and his wife are planning on embarking on a cruise this summer. As a commercial waterman, he is also looking forward to having more time to participate in his “outdoor endeavors.” But what he says he’s most excited for is that his only decision when he wakes up in the morning will be “what to have for breakfast.”
Ted promises, though, that he will not leave Loyola completely behind. Expect him to make an appearance at the annual Bull and Oyster Roast, where he enjoys seeing “all the ghosts of Christmas past.” He also says he already has a few guest lectures lined up post-retirement.
When graduation comes in May and Ted officially closes the shuttle door for the last time, the Loyola community will be saying goodbye to an icon and arguably one of the most charismatic staff members on the Evergreen campus. But as Loyola students celebrate his final weeks behind the wheel, it’s clear that the appreciation is mutual.
“When I started, two professors told me that the students love me,” Ted said. “They told me I will feed off their enthusiasm and they will keep me young forever. This has proven fact.”
Dr. David Rivers and Dr. Drew Schoenfeld and Dr. Maren Blohm. The countless charters to Oregon Ridge and Heavy Seas Brewery. Great educators and who invited me into class to lecture when they studied the chapter on the Chesapeake Bay; at the end of class I showed the students how to pick a crab in 30 seconds.
To Chris Lonegan and Mary Beth Acken, art teachers personified. To Nancy Bathgate, Miss Relay for Life. To Tim Fox, Collins Downing, Tim Evans, Chris Merriot and Kristie Udovich for their support in doing my job.
To Dennis Cornwall for being a true friend. To all my fellow drivers—many miles and a lot of smiles. To Mr. “T” Sawyer, Joe Bradley, Joan Flynn and Helen Schneider, the dedicated people who make things happen.
To Fr. Rossi and the Alpha students and all of our trips in the past 14 years. And all of the wonderful Jesuits I have met. To Dr. Kelly, Kelly DeVries, and 13 trips to Gettsyburg. To Fr. Ridley and his marvelous sense of humor. To all faculty, staff and students that I have met in my tenure at Loyola University.
To retirees John Palmucci and Joe Boylyn.No one has enjoyed the company of our students
more than I. They have given me their trust, respect and friendship. I have hosted Project Mexico dinners, judged Loyola’s Got Talent shows, taught students how to cook various meals on Loyola’s TV show entitled Domestically Challenged.
In 2002, the Green and Grey society created an award for me. It was the Unsung Hero Award. In 2010, they gave me the Educator for Life Award. This was very well received and a humbling experience.
Ted gives a special thanks to the following:
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Editor’s note: The Greyhound is conducting an independent and in-depth, three-part series to analyze and discuss the internalized impact of racial identity and its effects on the Loyola community through external and internal sources, as well as personal testimony from the student population. We hope this conversation will serve as a platform for our community to engage in equally compelling and challenging discourse amongst our peers, faculty and administration. The series seeks to provide an authentic reflection of the role of race and racial identity through the various lenses of social grouping and identity, academics and relationships, both platonic and romantic. The opinions expressed in these articles are voluntary, personal testimonies and are not meant to represent the perspective of any group or identity. We invite and encourage our readers to participate in this forum, understanding its purpose as an inclusive and civil dialogue.
By Jenn Ruckel And BeAiRshelle TiTy
Editor in ChiEf And stAff WritEr
In 1967, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled on a landmark civil rights case, allowing and even validating interracial marriage. The Loving vs. Virginia case started after African-American Mildred Loving and Caucasian Richard Loving were sentenced to a year of incarceration following their violation of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. This 1924 Virginian act served as a statute to protect eugenics and categorized all people upon their birth, as either “colored” or “white.” This same act furthered anti-miscegenation laws that segregated all levels of interracial relationships and further criminalized any individuals who chose to partake in an interracial relationship and/or marriage.
For almost 67 years, the country has seen a growth and further acceptance of love, marriage and relationships, despite the forms it comes in: be it interracial, heterosexual, homosexual, you name it. Even so, for some states, their journey of acceptance has been rather recent. For South Carolina, it wasn’t until 1998 that they abolished their constitutional ban on interracial marriage, and it wasn’t until 2000 that Alabama overturned theirs. While these southern states have made their choice, some, like Mississippi, are still debating. In fact, in a Mississippi 2011 primary poll, when asked whether interracial marriage should be legal, 40 percent said yes, 46 percent said no and 14 percent said, “not sure.”
Even with such inconsistencies in historical progress, since Loving vs. Virginia, the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau has found that interracial and/or interethnic marriage households (heterosexual) have increased by 28 percent in the last decade, with 4.5 million mixed race/ethnic couples. Given the continual redefining of racial categories, it is difficult to determine the actual growth of these types of marriage; nonetheless, the acceptance and reality of mixed relationships and marriages has grown.
Further sources, like the Pew Research Center, confirm this, finding that America’s diversifying population has contributed to these large increases, noting that one in 12 relationships are mixed race. Choosing to “marry out,” a newly minted catch phrase, is no longer as uncommon as it was for the Lovings, partly due to the growth of the nation in embracing diverse backgrounds and cultures. As Daniel Lichter, a sociology professor at Cornell University, points out, “The rise in interracial marriage indicates that race relations have improved over the past quarter century.”
While Lichter’s claim has had an effect on the growth of interracial and interethnic relationships, one must wonder what other
Part three: interracial dating poses personal, social challenges for young people
factors have allowed this fast-track growth of mixed-raced love, families and more. What in our dating standards, patterns and education has changed to permit young people, not only to be comfortable with interracial relationships, but to actively pursue them?
Several influences—peers, media, social norms and even religious and spiritual doctrines—form how young adults understand and exercise courting their significant others and further developing relationships. Of the most significant influencers, your parents develop and determine who you feel is the appropriate mate and why. “When you grow up familiar with a certain type of person, you’re attracted to that same type of person because it feels comfortable, whether you like it or not,” says psychotherapist Elayne Savage. “That’s what people mean when they meet a potential partner and say, ‘It feels like I’ve known him [her] my whole life.’” Amongst psychologists, this claim is well explored and accepted, but it does not always explain how your upbringing may or may not determine whether you consider or choose to enter into mixed raced relationships.
However, one clear fact in contemporary culture is that dating norms for young teens have shifted from their parents’ decisions and responsibilities more toward their own individual perspective. Sociologists David M. Newman and Elizabeth Grauerholz note that young people in dating, relationships and sex feel more inclined to make their own choices. They “feel entitled to make their own choices about sex and tolerate all types of sexual behavior, as long as they meet the norms of their peers. Dating is defined more in terms of immediate gratification than the goal of choosing a life-long partner,” the sociologists note.
So how can this claim translate to 18- to 22-year-olds who enter into a world of peers’ social norms and are left without their parents’ social norms?
Senior Nicole Perone acknowledged that while her family and friends share an open-mindedness when it comes to interracial dating, race can put a strain on relationships when familial pressures are applied. “I had a friend in high school who was a white Irish girl dating a Filipino boy, and BOTH families wanted their child to date someone of their own ethnicity,” said Perone. “It’s certainly not JUST a white thing, or JUST an Asian thing, or so on… If your family/parents are from ‘the old school,’ they can often pull the race card and not want their children to date someone not of ‘their kind.’”
Within her own family, Perone did not receive any explicit instructions about
whom she could or couldn’t date; most standards were provided for her in the form of advice within the confines of an existing relationship. Though she received joking advice about finding a “nice Italian Catholic boy,” her parents just wanted her to be happy and never interfered in her relationships. “I know this is not the case for everyone,” Perone said.
In terms of peer influence, Perone’s experience furthers the notion that young people are more concerned about their individual needs in a relationship. “I had a friend in high school—white, blond hair, blue eyes—date the African-American captain of the football/basketball team, and while some people made the race comments, most people were just stunned that he wasn’t dating a cheerleader!”
However, for Mary Bosley ’12 and senior Dominic Walker who have been together for two years, the realities of interracial dating have been a constant challenge and learning experience.
Both Bosley and Walker said that their families had assumptions about whom their children would date, but they didn’t necessarily set standards. Walker said that his family would sometimes joke about interracial relationships, like the idea that dating a white woman would be easier than dating a black woman. “Once you dated a white woman, you would be white,” he recollected, countering Bosley’s memory of
being asked, “Is it true once you go black you never go back?”
Walker went to predominantly white schools since high school, so he said it became pretty clear that his first partner probably wouldn’t look like him. “Does that mean I’m not allowed to have a relationship because there’s no one who looks like me?” Walker asked. “I didn’t believe that.”
Bosley went to a more diverse high school for two years, but then transferred into a predominantly white school, which she described as a sort of reverse culture shock. “All of the racial tensions that I had unlearned when I was younger, I relearned in that second high school,” said Bosley, “which was a hard pill to swallow.”
When she first came to Loyola, Bosley thought that it was good to be colorblind—a common, though insufficient, approach to dealing with race today, which Walker helped her to question as part of this steep learning curve. “I would attribute a lot of the success in our relationship to the fact that we’re really open with each other,” said Bosley. “If I said something offensive, he would call me on it and educate me.”
In terms of familial reactions, both Bosley and Walker anticipated certain challenges simply because of culture differences. “We’re
not just talking about race, we’re talking about a low income family in a predominantly black neighborhood,” said Walker, who hails from inner city Baltimore. “Class and race sadly go hand in hand together all too often.”
Just as Walker became protective of Bosley in the city, Bosley became protective of Walker around her family. “I felt like I had to do damage control beforehand,” she said, explaining that she was critical of how her family acted around him and often analyzed their motivations. Bosley continues to wrestle with the question of when to mention Walker’s race while describing him to someone—not wanting to downplay or overemphasize this part of his identity. Though both individuals faced a few challenges, their families have come to love and accept each other. “[My family] learns a lot from seeing Mary and I together,” said Walker.
Reactions from friends were similarly accepting, and more quickly supportive. Bosley and Walker joked about their first appearance as a couple at Relay for Life—quite a public event. “My friends had these gasps and excited looks—excited and happy for me that I was happy in this new relationship,” said Walker. “I think that gave me a lot of comfort. I was ready to really fight anyone for what I wanted… It continues to be relaxing and satisfying that I don’t have to.”
However, while our society is collectively evolving, interracial relationships are still contested by some while others appear unsure
of how to react. Bosley expressed frustration that she and Walker are never complimented when they are holding hands or being affectionate in public, though strangers occasionally make comments about how cute she and her platonic, white male friends are together.
“A lot of people say, ‘Is she into dating black people? Are black people really her type?’ Interesting—an
entire group of people with a certain skin color are your ‘type.’ That is interesting,” said Walker facetiously. Other comments Bosley hears often surround how beautiful her interracial babies will be. “That’s a huge pressure because they’re assuming a certain seriousness about the relationship, or they just don’t know what to say,” she said.
Of course, since Walker and Bosley are in a serious relationship, they do consider what life their potential children might face. Bosley, in particular, sees the challenge of not being able to relate to her kids since she never experienced discrimination because of her skin color. Parenting has another dimension of complication with these concerns.
Evan as our society becomes more accepting of interracial dating, each couple—like in any relationship—will face its own individual challenges. We are still, as a people, unskilled at talking about race, but our honestly and willingness to hear each other’s testimonies will elevate the level of discourse we can share.
”“ I would attribute a lot of the success in our relationship to the fact that we’re really open with each other. - Mary Bosley
“Someone with a 3.0 who is engaging will make it farther than someone with a 4.0 who’s socially awkward,” said Foxworth, who reinforced his encouragement in taking opportunities, particularly to go out into the world to experience, rather than focusing solely on school.
A visitor at Loyola asked Foxworth about the essay he wrote when applying to the Harvard Business School, and how he honed his writing skills to enable his success.
Foxworth started by saying that he writes blogs for The Huffington Post and Op-Eds for USA Today, but that writing was not taught well in the public school system in which he attended. Instead, he said he pushed himself to become a better writer, and that his competitive nature helped him to challenge himself on and off the field.
Additionally, when asked about post-MBA plans, Foxworth said he had not figured that part out yet, but knew he wanted to make money and do something that he could believe in.On Career:
A Loyola faculty member then asked Foxworth what the most difficult transition was, from being a professional football player to a businessman dealing with other players.
First, he said it was difficult for him to find a way to channel aggressive energies, and that he missed the experience of a one-on-one challenge—something, he said, one could not experience in any walk of life.
Foxworth also said that it was difficult to deal with the owners of NFL franchises because of the way they view the players. He said that the owners see their players as assets—objectifying them as a means to revenue, while he sees them as players and human beings.
“It’s hard to be a player and a negotiator,” said Foxworth, who realized that the owners do not care about the players, only earning a profit from the players’ work.
“If you’re a fan, don’t get into the sports business,” he said.
Another student asked Foxworth what his proudest moment was. He said there were two aspects of his life that he was proud of.
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but when things are going bad, everyone sort of steps back.”Win or Lose, Always Prepare for Opportunities:
Foxworth also told students to learn from their losses—an important lesson he learned as an athlete.
“Sports has been really great for me because no matter how good you are, you can never be undefeated…you have to be comfortable with losing,” he said. “It’s become a tool.”
Foxworth talked about a 24-hour rule in football, where each player is allowed to be upset over a loss, or happy for a win, for 24 hours. After the time is up he said, “Go back and prepare for next week’s game. Go back to square one…to that preparation stage.”
“Preparation is really what allows you to be resilient,” he said. “You should take any opportunity you have to be a better friend, learn about finance or even psychology.”
At the same time, however, Foxworth urged students to stay focused on their goals. He cited his experience in high school, college and beyond, saying he prepared for his football career by refusing to drink alcohol. Instead, Foxworth said he focused on ways to achieve his goal of being a professional football player from the time he was a child until it became a reality, and after.
“If there’s something I want to leave you with,” said Foxworth, “[it is] don’t shy away from challenges or opportunities.”
Foxworth’s opportunity came in the form of an injury, which likely did not seem to be an opportunity at the time. After tearing his ACL, he was elected to an executive role within the NFL and had involvement in the CBA negotiations that ended the 2012-2013 players’ lockout. After his negotiations, he applied to Harvard, saying that he was accepted because of his experience as a leader in addition to his writing skills, which he took the time to develop and improve even while playing football.“Setbacks are inevitable, and the people who prepare…those people find the way to succeed,” said Foxworth.On College:
After his presentation was over, he devoted his time to a question and answer portion, telling the audience to save “stupid football questions” until the end.
One student asked him about his college experience and how that prepared him for his current position in the players’ union, even though it seemed he devoted most of his time to football.
“The most important thing about college...is not what you learn in class. I remember a lot of facts in college. That’s not what college was for me; it was learning to manage my time and make decisions,” Foxworth answered. “You are in control of your own life.”
Another student, who said she was not an athlete, asked him what advice he would give to a NARP (Non-Athletic, Regular Person).
Foxworth replied that he graduated in three and a half years, and that his GPA was unimpressive because he devoted so much time to football, which he claimed, “diluted [his] academic experience.” Nevertheless, he advised that students balance schoolwork with a social life, saying that is more beneficial to have social skills and important to be able to make other people laugh.
By lisA PoTTeR
Last Thursday, former NFL cornerback and current Union President of the NFL Player’s Association Domonique Foxworth came at the invitation of Loyola’s Marketing Association (LMA) to speak about how he prepared for his life in the NFL and beyond.
As introduced by LMA’s president, senior Mamie VanLangen, Foxworth graduated from Western Tech High School in Baltimore County in only three and a half years. He then proceeded to graduate from the University of Maryland (UMD) at College Park in three and a half years as well, and was drafted by the NFL after UMD named him the 2005 Student Athlete of the Year.
“I don’t consider myself the typical dumb jock stereotype,” said Foxworth who, instead, called himself a “nerdy jock.” He talked about his experience at UMD as a football player saying his advisor there had a list of pre-approved majors for the players, designed to keep them from losing eligibility or failing out of the university.
“I thought that was sad,” said Foxworth, who majored in American studies at UMD. He also said, “I wanted to fight against the stereotype of dumb jock.”Do Your Homework:
After suffering an ACL tear while playing for the Baltimore Ravens in 2011, Foxworth’s career as a football player was over, but he was not done with the NFL. He was named President of the NFL Player’s Association in May 2012, and in January 2013, he aided in the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. The agreement eliminated two-a-day practices and increased rest time for the players during the week, and also ended the players’ extended lockout.
But Foxworth did not come to talk about how he aided in an important agreement—it was how he prepared. He said he studied business, how to negotiate and even infomercials before meeting with the NFL owners to prepare for his negotiations with businessmen, whose negotiating experience outmatched his own.
“I took the opportunity to read everything I could about business,” said Foxworth, who also called for neurologists to be present at every NFL game to help treat concussions.
The advice he gave to students: “Do your homework, and when I say homework, I’m really talking about doing hard work and preparing.”
Additionally, he told Loyola students that he was accepted to the Harvard Business School, and plans to enroll for the upcoming fall semester. Prior to his enrollment, Foxworth said Harvard suggested he take extra classes, so he took them right in Baltimore—at Loyola.
“I went [to Loyola] for half a year, “I guess I’m a quarter of a Greyhound,” said Foxworth.Find Balance:
Foxworth then continued to give advice to students about leadership in the business world, saying that it is important to find a balance between confidence and humility.
“To take ownership of a mission, you have to be confident enough, but humble enough to step aside,” said Foxworth. “When things are going well, everyone wants to be the leader,
Former NFL player reflects on experiences from college, career
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On the field, he said that helping to turn the Falcons around and then being able to sign a good contract with the Baltimore Ravens was the proudest moment of his life, career-wise. However, off the field, he said that his proudest moment was being able to marry his wife, who he said holds four college degrees.
“I couldn’t do better than that,” Foxworth said.
Afterwards, Foxworth said he would allow “stupid football questions,” and many students and faculty asked him questions concerning the NFL and other Ravens players. Even one of the ESPN crewmembers that was filming the event asked him a question about his feelings towards openly gay NFL players, of whom Foxworth publicly supports, and what he believed the future for homosexuals in professional sports is.
When students had no more questions, Foxworth joked that he had outlasted the audience in his readiness to answer questions, and walked to the back of the room to shake every audience member’s hand before their exit.
LMA is a part of Loyola’s marketing department, and aspires to develop Loyola’s marketing students professionally through different activities, training and lectures, in addition to spreading awareness of the different career opportunities available in the marketing career.
Domonique Foxworth was elected president of the NFL Player’s Association in 2012 when he ran unopposed. The NFLPA serves as a negotiator between NFL players and NFL franchise owners on issues such as wages, hours, conditions, rights, collective bargaining agreements, retirement plans, insurance plans, charities and community organizations, services, activities and the players’ images on and off the football field. Foxworth was born in Oxford, England, but grew up and currently lives in the Baltimore/Baltimore County area.
Foxworth, left, with former Ravens’ teammate Haruki Nakamura. Foxworth’s NFL career was cut short due to an ACL injury.
prisoners; without the support of the grants, many prisoners are unable to get an education after they are released.
In addition to the local issues, groups also worked to bring awareness of other widespread issues. One of the most pressing issues advocates of social justice work for is the abolition of HIV criminalization laws. The SBO group that travelled to New York City for the week in March were educated on these laws, that stigmatize and discriminate against those with HIV, sometimes calling the infected person a “bioterrorist,” even if he or she isn’t aware they are affected by the disease.
Though Advocacy Day was just that—only one day—the work these groups are doing carries over to every day of every month. The CCSJ groups want to bring awareness to issues that people are often not thoroughly educated on. The nine different petitions gathered a total of 1,711 signatures from both students and employees of the university, proving that advocacy reaches further than just those directly involved.
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realizing that she would have missed many opportunities at Loyola if she had gone abroad. “I realized that I only have eight semesters at Loyola and I wanted to spend each and every one of them on the Evergreen campus. It was very difficult for me to imagine being away from family and friends for an entire semester in another country, missing things like birthdays and Thanksgiving,”
sa id Micio t ta . “ I later applied to be an Evergreen Program C o o r d i n a t o r a n d got the pos i t ion , something I would’ve been unable to do had I gone abroad.”
The Study Abroad Baltimore panel provided personal stories and insights to current sophomores who are not studying abroad or are still deciding whether to study abroad. Sophomores who attended the panel are optimistic about the program next year and enjoyed the panel. “After hearing how many people study abroad their junior year, it was nice to go and know I wouldn’t be the only one staying,” said sophomore Gabriel Carter, who attended the panel. “Free food is always a plus. The
Craze to develop the events for next year. “Study Abroad Baltimore is an idea that came to me based on my experience first semester of junior year,” said Bolan, “I was really struggling with focusing on what I was missing out instead of what I could be doing.”
In addition to starting work on the program, Bolan spoke on the panel with juniors Jen
Cisternas, Vicky Miciotta and Ed Ortiz. “I came into my junior year ignorant to the fact that it was going to be a really hard transition from my sophomore year. Every time I went on my Facebook I saw my friends having an experience overseas that looked amazing and breathtaking in every way,” she added. Despite these initial feelings, Bolan said she came to terms with her decision and realized that she needed to focus on her experience at Loyola. Miciotta echoed these feelings in
”“ I was really struggling with focus-ing on what I was missing out [on] instead of what I could be doing. -Annie Bolan, 2014
By lAuRen heeRy
Loyola’s study abroad program is renowned throughout the country. Earlier this year, the Institute of International Education ranked Loyola number one for its one-semester programs among master’s institutions. With 84 percent of Loyola’s students studying abroad, the program is very much a part of the culture and life of Loyola’s campus. However, not all Loyola students study abroad. Because of the emphasis on study abroad for juniors, there are few other specific programs for the junior class. This will be changing for the coming school year. The Office of Student Engagement will begin to offer a new program for juniors who are not studying abroad. Named after an informal moniker students have been using for years, Study Abroad Baltimore will provide opportunities for excursions and community-building with other juniors.
Rooted Here, Junior Year, Study Abroad Baltimore kicked off on Thursday, April 11, with a panel of current juniors who did not study abroad. Juniors Annie Bolan and Chris Furino will be working with Student Engagement Program Coordinator Santina
Juniors staying in Baltimore get their own ‘study abroad’ programpanel seemed to answer the questions from the students well and understanding the program in its beginning stage, I see the potential in it.”
There are many opportunities for juniors on campus, which the panel demonstrated. Bolan currently serves as an RA, Miciotta in addition to Evergreen duties, works on the Relay for Life executive board, Ortiz is a member of Student Government Association and Cisternas was on the Project Mexico team this year and will serve as a student leader next year. Furino, a student coordinator for the program, found his niche at Loyola through service and recommends this for others: “I think junior year is a great time to get involved in service programs through programs like Spring Break Outreach, Project Mexico, Encounter El Salvador, Jamaican Experience and Rostro de Cristo.”
The program is still in initial stages of development, but the focus will be a “local study abroad program,” according to Bolan. The activities will usually include dinner in one of the neighborhoods of Baltimore and a chance to connect with the city and other juniors.
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Last Wednesday, Loyola’s Spring Break Outreach groups, members of the two immersion trips—Project Mexico and Encounter El Salvador, as well as other students working for a cause, gathered on the quad for the Center for Community Service and Justice’s annual Advocacy Day.
Some groups focused their message on issues such as hunger, homelessness and poverty, calling attention to issues that are present in our own city, as well as countless others across the country.
The group that travelled to Washington, D.C. for their SBO trip worked with an organization called Defeat Poverty D.C. Together, the two groups worked to help those living below the poverty line in Washington. Tom Flanagan, a junior who led the group of Loyola students in D.C., explained that Defeat Poverty D.C.’s goal is to advocate for things like a fair city budget, and affordable housing reform.
T h e B a l t i m o r e SBO group focused on another local problem that the city faces. They spent t h e w e e k working in a maximum s e c u r i t y prison where they learned about prison reform. The g r o u p w a s advoca t i ng f o r P e l l Grants for the
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The beautiful weather draws numerous students, faculty and staff to learn about the issues Advocacy Day aims to shed light on.
This past Sunday, April 21, members of Loyola’s Outdoor Adventure Experience and other interested individuals participated in the group’s annual Walk for Hope. Participants of the event hiked, biked or ran the trail that runs from Hunt Valley, MD to Pennsylvania. The event benefited Maiti Nepal, an organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating women and children victims of sex trafficking in Nepal.
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Seniors collaborate on art project to be displayed on York RoadBy lindsey Rennie
Through Loyola’s York Road Initiative, two senior art students have created a mixed media art display that will be installed in the windows of the vacant Verizon building on York Road this Friday, April 26, at 5 p.m.
Christine Cairoli and Elissa D’Abusco researched and planned for their art display throughout the fall semester. To do this, they surveyed residents of the surrounding York Road and Govans area about how they identify with York Road. From this research, they synthesized the poll responses and chose the much-repeated ideas of community and collaboration to be the themes of their projects.
“This artwork takes a grassroots approach to interpreting how the York Road community relates to itself,” said D’Abusco. “Starting from within the community, through research and questioning, we were able to pull large themes that the community feels best describe how they relate to York Road.”
Together, Cairoli and D’Abusco created a three-dimensional mural that will soon be housed in the Verizon building’s three windows.
Additionally, a number of other Loyola students have joined forces with Cairoli and D’Abusco to work on the painting of
the background mural. The newly-formed Loyola Urban Art Club and its president and founder, sophomore Tyler Bernhard, have put a lot of effort into the project. Bernhard believes that this is only the beginning of a new collaborative spirit between Loyola’s art
community and the York Road corridor.The project is being supervised by Janet
Maher, a studio arts professor, Erin O’Keefe, the director of the York Road Initiative and local Councilman Bill Henry.
In an April 15 press release Henry said,
“We’re looking forward to seeing how imagination and art in typically underutilized windows will enhance our corridor community.”
D’Abusco sees her involvement in this project as the perfect way to combine her two passions: art and service, especially service involving members of the York Road Corridor, which she sees as an extension of her community here at Loyola.
“I’ve been doing service in Baltimore for years now,” said D’Abusco, “But this is a very concrete way for me to show my commitment to our neighboring community and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to do it.”
The artwork itself, according to D’Abusco, features a “calming palette juxtaposed against the hardness of the brick building.” She said, “Even within the hardest, sharpest and hectic places, there is tranquility and peace,” which is represented through the artwork.
The materials used for the art, such as newspapers, maps and poetry, are all inspired by the local York Road, Baltimore community. “This is a community rich in culture, love and connectedness, that strives for an undefined potential,” said D’Abusco. “The beauty within this work comes from right here and the viewer does not need to look any further to find that beauty.”
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The seniors working on the mural for York Road provide a sneak peek of what the finished artwork will look like. Inspiration was drawn from the community in which the mural will be displayed.
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Well, folks, we’ve reached the end. (That is, if you consider reaching finals week ‘the end’—the end of a healthy sleep schedule, perhaps?)
The Greyhound has withstood quite a few monumental transitions in the past academic year—experimenting with an interactive online edition, building a new website, expanding our staff and running critical stories that I couldn’t have imagined seeing on our pages last year. Considering the challenges we’ve faced, I’m incredibly proud of this team and all that we’ve accomplished and planned for the future.
Unfortunately, the hopeful change on the horizon brings with it a few bittersweet farewells. Valentina Guzzo, Vicky Valet, Joe Soriero and Greg Stokinger—our beloved senior editors on staff—will be leaving the charmingly dreary walls of this office for new offices, with better paint jobs, I hope, though I can’t imagine they’ll find better coworkers.
Valentina gracefully stepped into her role as Arts & Society Editor as a second-semester senior—accepting the task of learning an entirely new system and excelling faster than I could have hoped or imagined, on top of her already numerous commitments.
Vicky has been the Copy Chief, the positivity and the sanity of this office since last spring; without her, there would’ve been far fewer em dashes in the Sports section and far more tears spilt by editors and journalists alike. (Some of us even grew to begrudgingly accept the Taylor Swift music…)
Greg and Joe…where to begin?! At first, we were confused and intimidated by your bromance and secret language, but then you let us into your world and the office hasn’t been the same since. Photo and design skills aside, you both have an unparalleled gift for headline writing. Your presence brought the office most of its testosterone and definitely the bulk of its laughs.
I also must thank the senior journalists who allowed such fruitful conversations to begin this year. Unless you’ve been privileged to experience our little world, it’s hard to imagine how much work goes into this art of journalism and how infrequently you are thanked for what you do.
As we pick up our textbooks (hopefully not for the first time), The Greyhound wishes you all the best of luck on finals. See you in September, Loyola!
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There’s no doubt that Americans take patriotism seriously and there’s no better sign of it than when the nation faces great tragedy. Be it through the inspirational quotes from the Constitution to the ever-flowing
red, white and blue flag, Americans know how to display their love and affection for this country.
For me, being a native Philadelphian, patriots seem to crawl out every summer as the fourth of July approaches and the Liberty Bell and Declaration of Independence become the nation’s focal point. In some ways, I’ve become accustomed to this celebratory version of patriotism, but what I haven’t grown to embrace is the retaliatory and protectionist version of patriotism.
Aside from my jolly July 4 memories, my strongest recollections of patriotism derive from when the country was in dire times following senseless violence and active terrorism attacks. The first instance was September 11, when I suddenly witnessed people of all walks of life coming together in unity and peace for a call to justice. However, not all were included in this kumbaya session of American patriotism; in fact, some Americans were exclusively ostracized, retaliated against and stereotyped, many of whom had grown to love this country and who too felt the sting of terrorism hit their front doorsteps. Then it was Muslim, Middle Eastern men and women and last week,
following the Boston marathon bombing, it seems that nothing has changed.
When tragedy strikes the United States, two powerful things happen: People unite under the red, white and blue, and people stereotype the yellow, brown and black. It’s an unfortunate cycle to watch unfold and undoubtedly the cycle’s repetitive nature played out with its ignorance and insensitivity throughout the past several days, as the nation’s top intelligence and police forces sought to detain and arrest who is believed to be a suspect. Suddenly, the constitutional framework of “innocent until proven guilty” seems erased from our consciousness and replaced with “an eye for eye” retribution-like clause.
Before, the two Chechen suspects were identified and their identities released to the public, people began a speculative process that ruled everyone of darker skin tone, particularly of Middle East decent, as the culprits of this senseless act. In fact, The New York Post, known for its hasty, inaccurate reporting, falsely accused 17-year-old Salah Barhoun as the bomber. Why? Because he fit the mold of what has become the framed picture of terrorism, when in fact, the picture remains incomplete.
Barhoun, a Moroccan immigrant, will now live the rest of his life tied to the Boston marathon bombing, even though he, like any average Bostonian, went to watch the marathon and enjoy Patriot’s Day. After seeing his face tagged online and headlines like “Bag Man,” Barhoun too must know his sealed fate in the history of this bombing, of
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Video games have more artistic potential than any other medium. I realize that is a bold claim, but I stand behind it completely. No means of expression can come close to the aesthetic power of games, and the reason
this is so can be encapsulated in one word: agency.
Before I get to exactly what agency is, let us examine how art is typically consumed. Most of the time, an artist will create a piece of art and the viewer or reader will consume it. The experience of traditional art is a one-way transaction. No matter how textured and complex a melody is, the listener absorbs the sound passively. No matter how vivid and captivating a character in a book may be, the reader can never inhabit that character, only read about them.
Playing a video game is different; it is an active experience. Nothing happens unless you, the player, propel the experience forward. Agency is the term used to refer to this active, engaged role the player takes on in playing a game.
In many ways games are just like other forms of artistic media. They have visual art, music, written text, spoken word, etc. However, it is agency that sets games apart; no existing form of expression can incorporate agency into its art to the degree that games can.
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With the recent happenings in the news, it’s pretty hard to focus on anything positive. It feels almost wrong. But in light of threats from North Korea and the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, I think that a look at the good in humankind is something we all
need as we wrap up this semester. Not with the intention of neglecting reality, but rather with the intention of restoring our faith in humanity and the notion that not all people are bad. There is good left, despite seemingly constant occurrences that give us doubt.
Patton Oswalt wrote a response letter in regards to the Boston Marathon bombings that went viral on Facebook not long after the event. According to The Huffington Post, the actor/comedian commented on the event in a reaction that first and foremost expressed disgust, thinking he’d seen it all with the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But as we’ve all seen, plenty of inexplicably terrible acts of terrorism and violence in general have happened since then, and Oswalt hits the nail on the head.
While we don’t know who or what is behind this most recent act of horror, what we do know is what the bulk of American citizens believe. That the “vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evildoers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak.” There are bad people few and far between, and while they have enough power to cause destruction, we as the good people
Seeing the good amidst the bad in light of recent tragedy
have the power to combat it.Oswalt observes how “we would not be
here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.” There are bad people in this world who evidently desire to, and do in fact, do awful things; but let’s not forget that there is still plenty of good. Runners of the Boston Marathon continued running to the hospitals to donate blood to victims, and bystanders ran towards the destruction to help those who had been hurt. When we see violence and ignorance, Oswalt says, “Just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’”
There’s plenty of good if we just take the time to actually see it in front of ourselves. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, author and writer for The Huffington Post, offers a look at how to see the good in people. We have to slow down and actually be curious about qualities in another person, as well as see the positive intentions in
peoples’ actions. Instead of seeing an action as something that annoys you, realize that the person is just yearning for something positive. “For example,” says Hanson, “a toddler throwing mashed potatoes wants fun, [and] a teenager dripping attitude wants higher status,” so we must realize that they are just trying to do something to make them happy. We also must see abilities in others and tell them when they are good at something, because it creates a chain effect of positivity and confidence. Lastly, we need to actively recognize positive character traits, because despite slight nuances that may annoy us in people, everyone has good in them. We should also recognize the good in ourselves, “you don’t need a halo to be a truly good person. You are a truly good person,” says Hanson.
So flatter someone or go the extra mile to help someone out, even if you know you
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Before I continue, I would like to clarify something. Not every game is artistic. Mindlessly gunning down foes in Call of Duty isn’t an artistic experience; much like giant robots fighting in Transformers does not qualify as timeless cinema. Every medium has its share of non-artistic, pure-entertainment material. The key lies in developing a discerning palate and learning to separate the wheat from the chaff.
I’ve been talking a lot about the power of agency as a unique tool of artistic expression, but I understand that you may not find my abstract description of it a compelling reason to crown video games as the greatest artistic medium; therefore, an example is in order.
Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead will
serve as our case study for how agency can augment an artistic experience. Players assume the role of Lee Everett, a convicted felon on his way to prison at the very beginning of a global outbreak of zombies. But the zombies are more of a backdrop to a larger, character-driven experience. They are a threat that drives the narrative, but very rarely do you ever fight them; the bulk of the experience is spent interacting with an ensemble of memorable characters.
You, through Lee, are forced to make agonizingly difficult decisions. At the beginning of the second episode of the story, your group is on the brink of starvation. What little food you have is strictly rationed, and those supplies are almost completely depleted. Your group’s leader cracks under the pressure of leading such a broken group, and the duty of distributing food falls to you. You then are forced to distribute four meager items of food among 10 people.
Describing this scenario doesn’t really do it justice, primarily because I, as a writer, cannot convey agency to you, the reader. Someone could write about Lee thinking hard and feeling guilty about who to feed and who not to feed; but when you, personally, have to make the decision it’s a whole other beast.
Furthermore, the effect of your agency ripples beyond just the food distribution scene. Who you feed and whom you don’t influence your relationships with characters across the next three episodes and the dialogue you hear. This is the power of
Video games serve as a superior artistic medium
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Both emergency personal and civilians rush to aide victims of Boston explosions.
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In The Walking Dead, players are forced to make painful decisions.
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BY AuNT THEAThumbs
To the psychotic University of Maryland sorority girl who perhaps went a little overboard in her e-mail to fellow “sisters,” reminding them of such basic Gamma rules as not to be boring or associate with boys outside of their brother fraternity, Sigma Nu (which are to be followed under penalty of some pretty explicit physical violence). Thumbs up, how-ever, to the brave soul who made the e-mail public.
To that sinking feeling brought on by the realization that you never found a summer job and the accep-tance of the fact that since it is now late April, you will need to throw your-self upon the mercy of every fast food chain in a bike-accessible radius.
To the annual two week end-of-year standoff with that last 48 cents on my Evergreen that I’ve been saving for an emergency—an effort which proved futile when I realized that Ra-men at CVS is actually 60 cents.
To everyone that restored our faith in humanity on Marathon Monday. In the wake of such a senseless and violent act, reports of runners continuing to the hospital to donate blood, people heading towards the bomb site instead of away and the Yankees’ playing of “Sweet Caroline” at their Tuesday game were incredibly touching. As a Boston-area resident and crazed Sox fan, I want to thank all those, even the Yankees “Evil Empire”—when we were down you showed us, as Patton Oswalt said in a statement Monday, “the good outnumber you, and we always will.”
To THE LAST WEEK OF CLASSES! SO CLOSE! Yet so, so far. Don’t mind me while I sob hysterically into this 20 page paper I was warned not to do the night before.
To the Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Boston and Watertown that called the police to ask permission to stay open during the lockdown in order to serve free food and coffee (lots of coffee) to law enforcement and emergency workers.
Brace yourself for this recent example of sorority girl stupidity, and something that will hopefully momentarily take your minds off of the tragedy that took place in Boston last week. The University of Maryland’s Delta Gamma sorority made headlines recently for a particularly nasty letter one
of its executive board members sent to her fellow “sisters.”
The Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun and even Cosmopolitan magazine have featured this letter, and all its colorful language, on their websites, spreading it like wildfire through the Internet. The now-infamous sorority board member was upset at her sisters for reportedly being “awkward” during Greek Week, and she felt this reflected poorly on their house. Greek Week, according to UMD’s website, is “a special week each year where all the Greeks come together.” The site advertises, “This week includes such events as Greek games, Olympics and skits. Greek Week at the University [of] Maryland helps promote unity within the Greek system.” The Delta Gamma board member must take Greek Week very seriously, or she would not have felt the need to virtually scream at her entire sorority.
The incredibly angry sister began her e-mail with a warning: “If you just opened this like I told you to, tie yourself down to whatever chair you’re sitting in, because this e-mail is going to be a rough f---ing
Reflecting on Greek Life after UMD sorority letter goes viral
ride.” Her tirade just gets worse as the letter progresses.
She went on to chastise every “AWKWARD” and “BORING” girl in Delta Gamma for, essentially, being too shy to talk to the boys at recent social events. “Newsflash,” she reminded them, “FRATS DON’T LIKE BORING SORORITIES.” Specifically, she told them (using caps lock and plenty of cursing) that since they “suck” so much, the fraternity they were paired up with will no longer want to spend time with them. She couldn’t seem to stress how important it was that they socialize with the frat, called Sigma Nu.
The Delta Gamma girl made physical threats, insulted her sisters’ mental abilities and ended by saying, “for those of you who are offended [by] this e-mail, I would apologize but I really don’t give a f---.” Much of her e-mail is so unnecessarily cruel, she said of her sisters’ behavior at UMD games, “I don’t give a S--- about sportsmanship, YOU CHEER FOR OUR G-----N TEAM…
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HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN TO A SPORTS GAME? ARE YOU F---ING BLIND?” She seems to have done everything possible to offend every member of her sorority in this long rant, but she definitely gets her point across.
The letter taught me a great deal about sororities’ rules, at least the rules according to this sister: don’t cheer for the opposing team at games, don’t talk about hanging out with other fraternities when in the presence of one and don’t ever act like a “little a--wipe” and stand in the corner at a party. Personally, I prefer my non-Greek existence here at Loyola, where I can be as awkward as pleases me (very, very awkward).
This letter obviously reinforces negative ideas about Greek life, and the stereotypes associated with it. The e-mail is an aberration of what Greek life stands for (or should stand for, anyway). There is a real dichotomy between the strong bonding that sororities praise and mistreatment like this, whether or
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which he took no part in. The high school student said, “It’s the worst feeling that I can possibly feel…I’m only 17.”
This teenager will never again walk life the same, as he will now be interwoven into the injustices and stereotypes that face brown-skinned immigrants, particularly of Middle Eastern countries. It is not only stereotypes that reinforce this type of behavior, but it is ignorance as well.
Once the media frenzy finally announced the suspects’ names, one of which was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, automatically ties to Al-Qaeda and the Middle Eastern region were made by broadcasters and citizens alike. But what this shows is our patriotism clouded and masked with ignorance, as the origins and roots of the 19-year-old suspect’s name links more to the Caucus region than the Middle East.
But how many Americans know where and what the Caucus region is? How many know that the Caucus region is in fact why we call white Americans Caucasian? How many know that Chechnya is not the Czech Republic, but instead a federal republic of Russian?
Nearly 2,000 miles apart, Chechnya and Czech Republic share no border and little in common, yet still Americans perpetuated their ignorance by merging the two nations together. As Ambassador, Petr Gandalovi wrote in a statement, “The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities—the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation.”
Granted, before a politics in Russia class, I too was ignorant of the small war-torn nation known as Chechnya. But, had I not
taken this class, I would have pulled out a good ol’ fashioned map and looked up where Chechnya was, rather than link it to a completely separate nation and further, to lump it in a geographic region it doesn’t belong to. Even once I would have identified Chechnya, I could not automatically link a whole nation and its people to terrorism and violence, as so many people have done.
What has happened in Boston is undeniably a tragedy that will mark our history but, furthermore, scorn the victims of the bombings. While I empathize with their need for justice, I cannot condone or accept unjust and stereotypical behavior masked under the face of patriotism, safety and justice. When faced with these tragedies, we, particularly young people, cannot jump the gun, point to the brown-faced boy or the yellow-skinned man and say “terrorist.” I was saddened to see how many of my very own Loyola peers took to this mentality through several social networks.
The hope is that this suspect, following due process, shall be either deemed innocent or guilty, and if guilty, serve his punishment for the crime. However, this argument is not for what judgment Tsarnaev will face, that will be left to the justice system. Instead, I question what judgment we will face for rejecting fellow Americans who too feel the cry of our nation after this attack. Is turning our backs on fellow brown-skinned Middle Eastern, Muslim-American brothers and sisters worth it for a convoluted version of patriotism?
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The University of Maryland Delta Gamma House in College Park.
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College IntuitionBY RICHIE BATES, University Of Maryland
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won’t get anything in return. Put aside your little criticisms of people and see things from their perspective. Use the body you have been given for doing the best that you can for yourself and others. This world won’t be here forever, and there is enough negativity as there is.
We can’t just wait for the good to happen and expect that it will come to us, making the world the utopia we hope for. Especially seniors, as you graduate and leave the sheltered community of Loyola, go out and create the good. We’re the future, and as much as we’ve heard this statement, we have to internalize and act on it now more than ever. With so much negativity surrounding us, we’re only going to keep seeing good if we create it. We outnumber the bad, and as long as we continue to actively see and do the good, it will stay that way.
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not it is technically hazing. I’ll never forget the nightmare stories I’ve heard from friends at school in upstate New York, who pledged sororities until cruelty like this scared them away for good.
Sororities and fraternities are not evil, and as we attend a Jesuit school we may forget this. They do create strong bonds between members, raise funds for charities and get involved in their communities. They offer students a place to meet new people, create their own family of sisters and brothers in college and do some serious networking for their post-graduation lives. Being involved in Greek life is a way to have fun and foster relationships with others.
The Del ta Gamma gir l ment ions the supposed importance of “fostering relationships” in her e-mail, but she doesn’t seem to value it much herself. No matter
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agency; the choices you make seamlessly alter the experience. You are able to connect with the work’s protagonist on an entirely deeper level because the protagonist is you. What his attitude is like, whom he associates with and what happens to him are left for you to decide.
As effectively as The Walking Dead employs agency, it is only the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of games available that leverage the medium to its fullest. Some you have to pay for, but others are free; labors of love by artists who wish to communicate their messages. I highly encourage any interested reader to seek out artistic games. Unlike any other art form, games can use agency to maximize the connection between the art and the person experiencing the art.
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how socially awkward someone is acting, they do not deserve to be treated like these sisters were. This board member has made Greek life and the people involved in it look trivial, shallow and mean—but not all fraternity and sorority members are like her, and we need to remember this when we read her e-mail. (Head to Google if you think you can handle it.)
Many articles about this vicious e-mail have called it “insane” and “amazing,” such as The Huffington Post. Unless the word “amazing” means ridiculous and completely outrageous, I have to disagree. The letter is funny, to be sure, and it’s almost too aggressive to be taken seriously. If I received that in my inbox I’d feel very differently, though. I prefer the word that Gawker.com used to describe this whole ordeal: “deranged.”
Letter: freshmen need their own barWhere’s Reefers when you need it? This
year’s freshmen—yes, freshmen, not first-years (sorry, administration)—really messed up when they opted out of finding their own divey bar that has a don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy regarding the age of the patrons.
I’m not trying to condone the underage consumption of alcohol, but rather, I’m addressing the complete disregard for the hierarchy of socialization by the still-relatively-new residents of the Evergreen campus.
In light of recent events (read: Rally), as well as the behavior I’ve seen on the countless weekends when I’ve been to either of the two staple establishments on York, I finally felt the need to speak out about the completely audacious behavior of these kids.
You’re complaining about Murphy’s and already so tired of Craig’s? You probably shouldn’t even know what the inside of either of these two places look like. I could count the number of times on one hand I’d been to Craig’s by the end of my freshmen year.
Up until 2011, Reefers was for freshmen. Last year that place by Hopkins had its short stint as the frosh place to be on the weekends.
You need to work your way up.You don’t know the redeeming qualities of
Craig’s or Murphy’s (yes, they have some, somewhere) until you’ve been stuck to the people on either side of you, drinking that $0.25 beer that’s most definitely skunked.
Murphy’s is awful because you made it that way, little freshmen. Well, that and the fact that no matter how creepy he may have been, Doug (honestly) is the only one who can keep order at the door of that place.
Hopefully you’ll figure out your place by the time you all return in the fall. God knows the last thing we need is for you to tell next year’s incoming class that Zen is the only worthwhile place to go out. It is the only worthwhile place to go out, because little kids haven’t ruined it for the rest of us yet.
Adopt the title of wise fools when it’s your turn—when you’re actually sophomores. And don’t complain about our Favorite’s Pub or the Neighborhood Bar and Grill down the street. You don’t know where we’ve had to go before we got there.
- Anonymous sophomore
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A lesson learned from a day of ‘fun’ in the sun: SPF nonnegotiableLet me preface this account with a brief
introduction on my feelings toward sun protection. I have always treated my pale, half-Irish skin with care. Do I enjoy lying out in the sun during my summer stays on Long Beach Island? Absolutely—but I always make sure to have a SPF 75 bottle on my beach towel beside me. I loathe tanning beds and tell my tan-happy friends how much they’re increasing their chances of developing skin cancer each time they head to their favorite tanning joint on York Road.
So how did I, the reader of several health and beauty magazines and proponent of skin safety, end up with a blistering sunburn across my forehead, nose and on my arms so bad that it hurts to raise a hand in class?
It comes down to logistics, really. I had run out of the facial sunscreen I use, and hadn’t the heart to order another 1.7 ounce bottle of the only sunscreen that doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin, as it comes with a price tag upwards of $50 (for only 1.7 ounces—ridiculous). I figured nothing terrible would happen from simply skipping SPF a couple times. Adding on the fact that neither my roommates nor I had body sunscreen with us at school, I somehow justified going sunscreen-free.
The scene of the crime was last weekend at a multi-day spring fair, akin to Loyolapalooza at that other North Charles Street university. The music was great and the food was even better (whatever happened to corndogs, anyway). I was so distracted by the activities and fun with friends that I hadn’t realized the
severity of the situation. The pleasant 60s-70s forecast was deceiving, especially after our bout with temperatures in the mid-90s.
As much as I may try to place the blame elsewhere, the sunburn was no one’s fault but my own. Walking around with the punishment literally shown on my forehead is what I deserved—I know better.
In fact, it seems that most Americans “know better” when it comes to sun protection. The problem is, many just don’t care enough. Glamour magazine covered this very topic in its most recent issue. Shaun Dreisbach writes, “ In the past few decades, the incidence of melanoma has shot up 800 percent among women ages 18-39, twice the rate of same-aged men…[But] most young women’s
attitudes towards skin cancer is: So what?” If the quad over the past few weeks—think lots of girls tanning and not a sunscreen
bottle in sight—is any indication, Dreisbach is certainly right.
The task at hand is to convince today’s generation that this is an extremely serious issue. The evidence and statistics should make the case simple. The difficulty is getting people to listen.
The first step? Eliminating the use of tanning beds, or deathbeds, as I like to refer to them. According to the article, one in every five girls still goes tanning (a statistic probably higher on our own campus), even though “indoor tanning is a Class 1 carcinogen up there with cigarettes and
WLOY’s last Late Night: Claire Anthony wows the crowd with her smooth, crooning voice
I arrived at 9:20 p.m. to the Reading Room for the last Late Night event of the year. Claire Anthony had already begun to serenade the crowd of approximately 25 or so people scattered around the room. Though I was only a little late, already over half of the Café Hon bread pudding was gone. I grabbed myself a slice and got comfy in one of the many plush recliners for Anthony’s performance.
The young artist, clad in a simple getup of black leggings, blue shirt and short booties, was using a borrowed guitar from the generous Joe Lomuti, though you wouldn’t be able to tell. She played the crowd a healthy mix of original songs, as well as covers from her favorite artists, entertaining the crowd with stories and little comments between songs. One particularly interesting tale included a barn in Tennessee and the birth of a calf, or was it a horse? I’m not sure but whatever little guy it was, she got to feed it a bottle, which made the whole audience “aw” in unison.
The singer-songwriter, who describes herself as “a folk artist with flowers in her hair” on her website, hails from Baltimore and has been consistently playing the guitar for about nine years now, while simultaneously starting seriously songwriting. Her mom is a classical pianist and, therefore, she grew
up with music in her home. She also credits musical influences such as Joni Mitchell and folk artists such as the locally talented Caleb Stine, who just recently graced Loyola with his presence. Others include the exceptionally influential artist, poet musician, director and painter Bob Dylan and, unsurprisingly, Iron & Wine whose song “Sunset Soon Forgotten” was covered by Anthony in her set.
Another no tab le cover tha t she
By Emily Shaw
By BridgEt Bunton
Staff Writerperformed was one of my favorite songs, “Moon River,” made famous by the lovely Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Anthony’s smooth, crooning voice created a perfect rendition of the tune. Her set put a relaxed, calming vibe over the whole space. She played for just over an hour and included in her set were songs from her EP album entitled Late November, which she created approximately two years ago. The album sleeve includes a photograph of the artist in
silhouette in the open doorway of a barn, an image that works perfectly with her gentle, stripped-down sound.
Claire Anthony’s first experience with WLOY was through Word on the Street, an “independent, non-profit, grassroots newspaper led by those experiencing homelessness and by their allies,” of which WLOY is a supporter. The newspaper aims to “educate the community and expose the underlying causes of homelessness,” as stated in the “about” section of their website. Anthony made a connection with WLOY and the rest is Late Night history.
If you missed the last WLOY Late Night event and have never heard Claire Anthony’s beautifully sweet voice, don’t fret. Late Nights will continue next year and I’m positive that Anthony will agree to grace us with her presence once again. In the meantime, check out Word on the Street, because it’s awesome. Also, if you have yet to experience the greatness that is Café Hon bread pudding, or really Café Hon anything, I suggest you make plans to head there for a meal before the end of the school year. You seriously don’t want to leave B’More without trying some of this stuff. Honestly, let me know if you want to get brunch because I plan on making a trip there, myself. I mean it. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next year’s Late Nights. They’re a seriously fun time.
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Loyola students eagerly soak in the sun on the quad with St. Ignatius.
arsenic; just one tanning session increases your lifetime risk of developing melanoma by 20 percent.”
Although so-called natural tanning is arguably safer than using a tanning bed (which emits both UVA and UVB rays up to three times stronger than that of the sun), there is no such thing as a safe tan, unless it comes from an airbrush machine or a self-tanner bottle. People still lack education on, so-called, “regular” tanning safety.
Dr. Elizabeth K. Hale from the NYU School of Medicine explains: “[People] often use sunscreen so they can hang out all day at the beach…. They think they’re being responsible and protecting themselves. But if you’re out all day and not putting on and reapplying sunscreen every 40 to 80 minutes, you’re really putting yourself at risk.”
Driesbach puts it a bit more bluntly: “SPF is like a flak jacket: It protects you during short times you need to be in the sun; it’s not meant to allow you to stand in the line of fire all day…Find some shade.”
As I nurse my bubbling skin with a huge helping of aloe, moisturizer and a low-slung Loyola baseball cap for class, I’m awaiting a package for delivery: 1.7 ounces of high-end, high-quality, SPF 50+ facial lotion. Sure, my next paycheck will feel considerably lighter. However, despite its hefty price, I’ve come to realize that this product is not an indulgence, but a nonnegotiable necessity. With outdoor parties, Loyolapalooza and summer break all quickly approaching, I strongly urge you to invest in some SPF, too, and remember to reapply. Who knows? It could be life-saving advice.
When you’re following your inner voice, doors tending to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first. - Kelly Cutrone
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Tasteless script the biggest disappointment at the annual MTV Movie Awards
Amidst students’ hectic schedules preparing for their final weeks of school, the MTV Movie Awards popped up on Sunday, April 14. Even with host Rebel Wilson, a Pitch Perfect reunion and performances by Macklemore and Selena Gomez, the promising lineup failed to save it from becoming a disaster. By the end of the two-hour plus show—it ran over time—I was left wondering why I wasted my time watching and why MTV does not create quality entertainment for its audience.
There was a range of problems with MTV’s telecast. It appeared that everyone involved with the awards show decided to skip the rehearsal and wing it. Presenters struggled reading from the teleprompter, jokes were mumbled and a few times it sounded like Wilson’s microphone was not working. The looks from the audience showed that at-home viewers were not the only ones confused. Also noticeable from the audience was the lack of celebrities. Only part of the Kardashian clan made an appearance, there was no Jennifer Lawrence and Anna Kendrick, the star of Pitch Perfect, failed to complete the promised movie reunion. That was not to say there were no stars: Emma Watson, Jamie Foxx and Bradley Cooper did make room in their schedules to sit through the show and accept the awards they probably knew they were winning in advance.
The lack of stars, however, was not the biggest disappointment from the night. The vulgarity was what took away from the movie awards. In typical MTV fashion, the network
resorted to crude humor for laughs. The most disturbing shtick included Seth Rogan and Danny McBride. Rogan and McBride
dropped their pants, with Rogan revealing an exaggerated amount of hair and McBride in a large, metal chastity belt. The cameraman gave viewers the unfortunate close-up of Rogan pretending to unlock the belt with a key. Those in the audience shielded their eyes, including the mother of 9-year-old Oscar and MTV Movie Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, who covered her daughter’s face and pulled her away.
MTV’s vulgarity is not new. For years, their award shows have become raunchier in terms of both language and performances/
sketches. The most recent MTV VMAs had a song where more than a majority of it was bleeped out (re: VMAs Blast Off). Viewers
should not expect Kid’s Choice Awards styled-jokes, but MTV has the responsibility to create appropriate content for its audience. According to ParentsTV.org, “young adults 12-34 name MTV as the most recognized network.” That means MTV’s audience includes middle-school children to working adults. While this is a challenge, it should not be impossible. Movies that are rated PG-13 entertain the same vast audience, but manage to keep the content suitable for the PG-13 rating. MTV’s award shows currently border on the R side.
Kelly Cutrone: The ultimate role model for fashion public relations
“When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first,” says Kelly Cutrone, one of the most successful people in the public relations world of fashion. Finding her journey through her intuition and inner voice, Kelly Cutrone has certainly made a name for herself.
She i s t he founde r and owner of People’s Revolution, which has housed interns such as Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port. Aside from her own business, Kelly has appeared on MTV’s The Hills and The City, shortly before starring in her own series, Kell on Earth.
Known for her brutal honesty and black wardrobe, Cutrone’s intimidation and “faking it until she made it” attitude has proved to be successful. However, her journey wasn’t always easy. Cutrone was encouraged by her family to study nursing, but she realized at a young age that New York City was her calling and that she was something special. She wasn’t a “smart business woman,” but a fearless one. Kelly came to New York as a homeless, poor and unemployed girl, unaware that 20 years later, she would be putting on fashion shows all around the world for designers such as Longchamp, Vivienne
Westwood, Valentino, Jeremy Scott and many others. According to a New York Times article, “Her ruthless work ethic is the result of hard-learned lessons.”
Being a fashion PR hopeful myself, I find Kelly’s advice and story inspiring. The fashion industry is overwhelming and fast-paced, and if anyone knows the advantages and disadvantages, it is Cutrone. I read her two books in two days, entitled If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, and Normal Gets You Nowhere. I learned more from her books than any textbook has taught me. When asked if she ever cries, Cutrone responded, “I usually cry at least twice a year. Usually at some point during fashion week. Sometimes it’s out of joy or sheer frustration, but sometimes it’s because of being ruthlessly and needlessly attacked.”
Calling Cutrone brutally honest is an understatement; however, her attitude is
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Staff Writernecessary in order for her employees to make it in the business. She treats them as soldiers, but when they move on to new jobs, they can literally handle anything and everything.
Aside from sharing the same name, I feel a strong bond with Cutrone, even though we’ve never met. However, she did reply to one of my tweets, which is a sign from the gods that an internship at People’s Revolution is in my near future (I wish). I recently watched an online interview with Kelly Cutrone, as she shared helpful tips on how to prepare to meet with a potential future boss. Surprisingly, Cutrone could care less about résumés—she admits to only reading them when she is bored. When an intern walks into Cutrone’s office for an interview, his or her fate is already decided based on the greeting they give Cutrone. The employee’s passion and enthusiasm for the industry tells more than his or her résumé. My stomach is filled with knots just imagining an interview at People’s Revolution. I would probably faint on the spot.
However, Cutrone is a true genius. Her unique management style and outspoken nature separates her from every other fashion founder or owner of a fashion company. Cutrone is the public relations queen. She knows how to mold her employees and interns so that they can make it in the fashion world. A countless number of interns “think” that they want to work in the fashion industry; yet, after a week at People’s Revolution, they realize that they simply cannot handle it. Cutrone usually hires around 20 interns,
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A few sex jokes along with some swear words do not hurt anyone and are sometimes funny, but they are a lame way to solely entertain the audience. Categories like “Best Scared-As-S**t Performance” and “Best WTF Moment” are not clever titles. Truthfully, they just make it awkward when your grandma asks the meaning of “WTF.” They also do not set a good example for the younger side of MTV’s audience. While MTV is not the only place to hear curse words, it condones it as being OK. There are a lot of words in the English language, professional writers should take the time to find something more descriptive than “Scared-As-S**t.”
People decide to put the Movie Awards on to see their favorite stars and unwind. They should not be force-fed garbage. During one instance of the night, Rebel Wilson started addressing the issue of body image, but it was turned into a fake wardrobe malfunction. While she spoke about being proud of your body one side of her dress slipped down revealing two fake nipples. The audience looked puzzled at how to react. The words Wilson was saying were fantastic, but completely ignored by the distraction.
The only silver lining from the night was Emma Watson. The actress was honored with MTV’s Trailblazer Award and she gave a heartwarming speech. Unlike all the other antics of the night, she spoke with class. She told the audience “If you truly put your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.” Perhaps next time MTV will truly put its heart into creating a funny and tasteful show.
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Rebel Wilson opens up the MTV Movie Awards show in a female iron woman suit, but her jokes, unlike her protective suit of armour, are not foolproof.
which soon fall to only five or six in a short period of time.
As for her own future in this industry, Cutrone plans on getting through the recession while continuing her PR company, making TV appearances and further pursuing her book career. The PR queen leaves us with this thought: “In breaking away from the familiar and the expected, you’ll be forced and privileged to face greater challenges, learn harder lessons and really get to know yourself.”
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Top 10 ways to say goodbye to Loyola University as a senior
Tanning at the “secret spot”: The fourth floor of the Student Center is a little known sweet spot of metal patio chairs and tables which overlook the Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. It is a prime spot for soaking in the sun (with sunblock of course) and serves as a peaceful place to do homework or doze off between finals. A word to the wise though: Respect the spot by throwing away your red mango cups and be careful with tank tops, as the chairs do have holes and can leave you with an unsightly polka doted tan line.
Visiting the Dogwatch Tavern
aka Reefers: While it now goes by another name and the layout is totally revamped, it’s definitely worth spending a night reminiscing at this establishment, which was once fondly known as Reefs. The seedy bar with it’s under the sea theme complete with
a lifeguard chair and mast ropes was the place to go freshmen year, besides Johns Hopkins frats.
Stop by your freshmen room: For many, freshmen year was when friendships were fostered through hanging out in your room with the door propped open. Noisy neighbors with penchants for playing video games at odd hours and blasting rap music ended up being your go to when you locked yourself out for the millionth time and needed propping up with a recycling bin, and there’s nothing like a visit back to where it all began.
Dine at Boulder: It’s become a place where, as an upperclassmen, you walk through to get to the other side of campus because you have an oven and a refrigerator that can fit more than just a box of Hot Pockets. However, there’s nothing like ordering a chicken quesadilla with rice or biting into a piece of pizza (fondly remembering Il Piatto RIP) to remind you of a time when you weren’t as fortunate and ate there multiple times a day.
Steal a brick: Just kidding—because we really can’t advocate that, but we do appreciate the gesture of loving Loyola “so much” that you want to keep a piece of it. Maybe most of you are less motivated by this and really just want to laugh when someone trips over the pothole you’ve left but we don’t judge.
Grab breakfast at Miss Shirley’s: It’s received recognition everywhere, from The Food Network to BroBible, for its appetizing dishes like chicken and waffles and monkey bread. It’s been a haven for Loyola students who have had enough with the bagel station in Boulder and is definitely worth one last trip for breakfast or brunch—on a positive note, it’s so close you could roll there.
Smoke a cigar on the Humanities porch: I’ve never personally done it because I’m not a smoker, but I’ve heard that one of the most relaxing activities at Loyola is hitting up the Humanities porch on an Indian summer day and sinking into a lounge chair to puff on a cigar.
Set off the fire alarm: Once again not guilty of this myself, but after four years at Loyola, everyone knows at least someone who has tried to make microwavable pizza in the oven and “forgotten” to remove the plastic wrap, or tried to cook some fancy meal of sautéed peppers at 2 a.m., only to realize they are engulfed in a cloud of smoke and there’s suddenly a piercing shrill coming from the walls and the sound of a robotic man telling you to evacuate the room. For all those cold nights and early mornings of marching begrudgingly outside—it’s hard to say you will be missed, but it’s definitely been an experience.
Getting your mail stop opened: For those who have been taught since freshmen orientation the trick to getting your mail stop opened (left, right, left) and still can’t get it right, this is for you! There are many of us who are convinced that we can’t open it because the springs are loose or it’s jammed and have to ask one of the Post Office employees who are three years our junior to do it—do it for old times sake!
Drink wine with your professors: As a French minor, I’m all to aware of the end of the year party that the department throws for the seniors, which allows us to mingle with our professors we’ve had since freshmen year and sip on a glass of chardonnay. There are many opportunities through the different academic departments, like Theology Uncorked, to take advantage of this chance to drink and discuss with the teachers you’ve grown to love and have helped shape your Loyola experience.
By Valentina Guzzo
artS & Society editor
The time has sadly come for the first official class of Loyola University Maryland to graduate from the Evergreen Campus into the real world. While most of us have tried our best not to “talk all night about the rest of our lives and where we’ll be when we turn 25,” there’s no denying from the amount of countdown Facebook statuses that saying goodbye to Loyola won’t be easy. These are just some of the many ways seniors can pay homage to the institution where we’ve experienced the four “best years” of our lives.
Cooking with Iggy: Chocolate chip pancakes with raspberry syrupBy Justine Borzumato
Staff Writersyrup, you can strain them through a strainer. I personally don’t mind them.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar until very well combined. In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. Mix this with the milk and egg until everything is completely mixed together. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and slowly pour in the butter, milk and egg mixture. Stir everything until it is smooth. It is OK if there are a few lumps.
Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with either cooking spray, oil or butter. I like to put a tablespoon of pancake mix in the pan first to test the temperature. If the pancake burns too quickly, the heat is too high. If it doesn’t brown, then turn the heat up a little bit.
Use a ¼ measuring cup to measure out each pancake. You can also transfer it to a pitcher or another container with a pour spout to make it very easy to pour the pancake mix.
Measure out each pancake using the ¼
Pancakes are one of the easiest and most delicious breakfast foods. Here is an easy recipe for pancakes that tastes way better than any store bought pancake mix. If you do still want to use the reliable pancake mix, don’t skip the syrup. It is super easy and only takes 5 minutes to make. You can put it on so many things other than pancakes. It’s great on waffles, chocolate cake or over ice cream!
Directions:Heat your oven to either a warming setting
or 200 degrees. For the syrup, mix together the cornstarch
and sugar in a small sauce pan. Then pour over the water and raspberries. Mix until everything is completely combined. Put the stove on medium heat and whisk together for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Leave over low heat until you are ready to serve. If you don’t like the raspberry seeds in your
A forkful of delicious chocolate chip pancakes smothered in a raspberry sauce glaze.
Pancake ingredients: 1 ½ cups flour3 ½ teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon sugar1 ¼ cups milk1 egg3 tablespoons butter1 cup chocolate chips
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cup and put into an area of the pan. Don’t overcrowd your pan because it will be very difficult to flip them over later on. If you want to do a few at a time, you can keep them warm in the oven while you make the entire batch. Top each with a tablespoon of chocolate chips. Cook on the first side for about 3 minutes or until you see bubbles begin to form an the edges turn golden brown. Gently flip it over with a spatula. Now cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Once the pancakes are finished, place them on a cookie sheet and put them in your oven that is set to warm or a very low temperature. This helps
if you want to make a lot of pancakes and not have the first ones get cold before you finish all of them. Continue making the pancakes with the remaining batter. It is very important to grease your pan in between each batch of pancakes. Some residual oil may still be in there, but the last thing you want is your pancakes to stick to the pan. You should get about 15-20 pancakes.
Once all of your pancakes are made, serve them warm with the raspberry syrup. Enjoy!
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Raspberry Syrup ingredients:
1 cup water1 cup frozen raspberries1 cup sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch
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Ending the spring semester in a Baltimore state of mindBy Carly HeideGer
Staff Writerprominent city in the country. I am proud to call this city—which is dedicated to making sure every resident feels connects—my home.
The next thing that I learned from Baltimore is how much a city needs a party every now and then. As much as Charm City has become home, there is one element I will not participate in: becoming a Ravens fan. Through and through, I will always be a New York Giants fan, but after a disastrous season for my boys, I have to say how uplifting and moving it was to watch Baltimore City come together to celebrate something so momentous. Seeing everyone dressed in Ravens jerseys changed the attitude and feeling of the city, even if it was just for a few weeks, although arguably, they are still on a high. I think the win was an important reminder of how much everyone needs a break from day to day troubles. The city receives a lot of flack for the different problems and sometimes for the lack of connection between economically diverse neighborhoods. However, a Super Bowl victory was a reminder that no matter where you are, there is nothing much sweeter than seeing the pride people have for their home state.
Baltimore has also taught me this semester that it’s OK to have an attitude sometimes. Baltimoreans take pride in who they are and are not sorry for it for a single second. The city and its people accept everyone for who
As my sophomore year at Loyola comes to a close, along with tears streaming down my face due to the fact that my quarter life crisis is setting in, I have come to the realization that I am leaving “home” for the summer to return to another, with a lot more knowledge. Yes, I am going home with more knowledge of core classes, global studies and communication, but looking back on this year, I realize that Baltimore City itself has taught me much more.
One of the goals I set for myself this year was to explore this city that I call home and to get out of the Loyola bubble. There is a mural on the Jones Falls Expressway; it is bright, vibrant and colorful, with different faces on it and the words, “Everyone deserves to go home.” The mural is one of many around the city. It is painted on the Health Care for the Homeless building, a nonprofit that “provides health-related services, education and advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of homelessness. The 25-year-old nonprofit organization delivers a comprehensive array of services at clinic sites in Baltimore City, Frederick and in Montgomery, Harford and Baltimore Counties,” according to their website. The “everyone deserves to go home” mural is an example of the people of Baltimore (including students at Loyola) who work tirelessly day in and day out to make Baltimore the safest, healthiest, most
they are. Baltimore has taught me to accept diverse people and places. I guess I didn’t really know a city could do that.
It is really true that time flies when you’re having fun, not sleeping, writing papers, fighting with your roommates and waiting for cabs in the freezing cold. I am excited
and grateful for the next two years worth of lessons from Loyola and Baltimore, and I am most certainly going back to Jersey (another state with a chip on its shoulder) ready to take these lessons and spread them to the other place I call home.
A breathtaking view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor skyline at night is definitely a sight worth taking in as the semester draws to an close at Loyola.
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Friends strengthen your position.Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)—Continue to increase personal responsibility. Postpone a financial discussion. Ideas gel over the next few days. Extra work leads to extra security. Make time for the ones you love.Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)—A conflict can be resolved without force. Committees and groups are especially effective lately. Consider an interesting suggestion. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)—Career opportunities show up for the next period. Gather information. Push past old barriers. Discuss them, but don’t go shopping. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)—Hold off on your shopping spree. Get some relaxation instead. It doesn’t cost much to lounge with a good book or movie. Compromise to suit your audience. Streamline your operation. Share responsibilities.Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)—Finish old business in the coming week. You and an authority disagree on style. Despite temporary confusion, a romantic moment boosts self-esteem. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)—Meditation or a dream reveals a new direction. You don’t have to do it all; delegate! There may be a change in plans, so take care. Launch later. Listen to the mood.
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Aries (March 21-April 19)—Continue to decrease f i n a n c i a l obligations. Focus on your work. Stock up and let others share in the expense. Respond, if you please. Keep it practical.Taurus (April 20-May 20)—Continue to increase your affiliations. Assign tasks. Don’t believe everything you hear, and use common sense. Somebody nearby looks good, and romance is possible. Minimize risks by paying attention to the undertones.Gemini (May 21-June 21)—Family and home issues take the forefront. A female cheers you on. Stay humble. Continue to cut your extra activities. Don’t run away from your work. Gobble it up.Cancer (June 22-July 22)—Continue to decrease side conversations. This phase can be educational. A misunderstanding could develop, as well as a pleasant surprise. Don’t touch the credit cards. You can get whatever you need. Kindle love.Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)—Increase partnership development, slowly but surely. Don’t talk about it, yet. Find out the facts, consider and plan options. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)—Handle personal issues, and decrease participation in a time suck. There’s a beneficial development. Check the data, ask tough questions and leave your competition in the dust.
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By Chris singlemann Staff Writer
By amanda ghysel and nora Beirne aSSiStant SportS editor and Staff Writer
APRIL 23, 2013
It was a brisk day in upstate New York and the sting of an overtime loss to Denver the week before was still fresh in Loyola’s mind. However, nothing would stop the Greyhounds from running away with a 19-11 victory over Hobart College on Saturday to round out their conference play.
Loyola, now 10-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play, used runs of six and seven goals a piece to top the Statesmen on their home field in Geneva, New York.
Fueled once again by their attack unit and defensive midfield, the Greyhounds kicked off the scoring early and got off to a six-goal lead by the end of the first quarter. In 150 seconds, the Greyhounds had already scored the first three goals of the game.
Freshman standout Zach Herreweyers notched the first of the day while drawing a slash from a Hobart defensemen to put the Hounds a man up, which allowed Sean O’Sullivan to fire one in just a few seconds later. Justin Ward then scooped up the rebound of a saved Sawyer shot and scored at 12:05 to put the Hounds up by three.
Ward found the net again just nine minutes later, followed by Davis Butts, who caught a pass from O’Sullivan, dodged his defender and scored off the open look with 2:12 to play in the first. Ward would score his third and the last of the quarter off a feed from Harry Kutner while a man up to cap off the Hounds’ six goal run.
Hobart controlled the game early in the second quarter to start their own five-goal run as Cam Stone scored first at 14:09 and Branden Kessler notched another at 11:36. Jake McHenry plugged one in right on the doorstep, and Alex Love stepped up and scored two back-to-back goals to cut Loyola’s lead to one.
True to form, the Greyhounds halted the Statesmen’s run with a goal in transition
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The Hounds’ came up big offensively against Hobart, with the attack unit teaming up for 10 of Loyola’s 19 goals in their final ECAC matchup on Saturday.
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Hobart would respond with a bounce shot that brought the Statesmen within six with the score 14-8 at the end of the third quarter.
Just three minutes into the fourth, the lead was back to seven, as Herreweyers grabbed a ground ball behind the cage and passed it off to Sawyer who fired a sidearm shot from 13 yards out for his fourth and final of the day. Herreweyers then responded to a Silberlicht goal after catching a hard pass from Pontrello and using multiple shot fakes to slip in his third past the keeper’s shoulder.
Loyola scored two more, both in shot clock situations, as Kevin Ryan wrapped around the crease and scored unassisted at 5:20, while Chris Layne took a feed from Brian Schultz and scored with 2:26 to play.
The Greyhounds prevented Hobart from scoring on their final man up opportunity and Hawkins rounded out the scoring for the afternoon off an assist from Patrick Fanshaw in transition following a turnover caused by Joe Fletcher.
The Greyhounds’ attack unit combined for 10 of Loyola’s 19 goals while the defensive midfield added four of their own. Josh Hawkins’ two goals marked his third straight game with two goals of more while also causing two turnovers on defense. Meanwhile, Ratliff picked up a team high seven ground balls and was joined by Pat Frazier with three caused turnovers, a career high for Frazier.
Loyola outshot the Statesmen 49-35 while also successfully clearing the ball on all 37 of their attempts. In goal, Runkel played for three quarters and made 10 saves for the Greyhounds. Freshman Jimmy Joe Granito got in goal for the fourth quarter and had one save.
The long awaited Battle of Charles Street will round out the Greyhound’s regular season as Loyola travels to cross town rival Johns Hopkins University on April 27. Opening face off is set for 1 p.m. as the Greyhounds will be looking for revenge for last year’s overtime loss.
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initiated by a save from Jack Runkel. Following the Loyola clear, Sawyer dumped it off to Scott Ratliff, who scored his first of the day and his 12th of the season, topping his career high of 11 from last season. Ratliff’s goal was the first of seven for the Greyhounds over the span of two quarters that would put Loyola up 13-5 late in the third.
Sawyer caught a pass from behind the net from Ward and shot high to low to score his first of the day. His second came moments later, this time off an assist from Herreweyers, with just 39.7 seconds left in the half.
Herreweyers then opened up the scoring for the second half at 11:56, and Sawyer would punch in his third of the day off a give-
and-go with Ratliff just 15 seconds later. Ratliff caused a turnover and executed a
quick clear with Kyle Duffy, taking a pass and ripping his second shot and goal of the day at 6:50. Josh Hawkins faked a toss to Sawyer while keeping the ball in his stick and capitalizing off a mislead Hobart defense. Hawkins’ goal capped off Loyola’s seven-goal run and marked his first of the day.
Hobart would end the run with a goal from McHenry on a man-up opportunity, and Jake Silberlicht tallied his first of two late in the third.
Loyola did not relent as Butts beat his man on the right and found an open O’Sullivan, who then scored his second of the game.
The Greyhounds continued their weekend success with a 10-4 victory at Rutgers Sunday afternoon, bringing Loyola’s BIG EAST record to 5-1.
Molly Wolf earned a career high on the afternoon, stopping 14 shots against the Scarlet Knights. The Greyhounds allowed just two goals in each half.
The Hounds got on the board first, with Paton finding the back of the net off a pass from Sydney Thomas. Annie Thomas gave Loyola a two-goal lead at 16:18, before Paton earned her second of the game on a free position opportunity at 7:25.
Rutgers was held scoreless for nearly the first 24 minutes of play, not getting on the board until 6:35 to make it 3-1 in favor of the Greyhounds. Dalton would increase that lead by one with a free position goal at 5:38, before Rutgers scored their last goal of the half at 4:50.
Annie Thomas and Kara Burke each netted one for the Greyhounds before the half expired, giving the Hounds a 6-2 lead going into the break.
The first two goals of the second half resulted from work from freshman Katrina Geiger on defense, as she successfully cleared the ball to Taryn VanThof to set up the scores. First VanThof set up Burke, who put it away before VanThof found the back of the net herself, allowing the Hounds to charge ahead to a 8-2 advantage.
After 13 scoreless minutes, Cassandra Cursaro recorded a goal for the Hounds, but the Scarlet Knights answered by breaking
their own 25-minute goal drought, bringing the score to 9-3. Each team would score once more before the buzzer, resulting in the 10-4 victory for the Hounds and knocking Rutgers’ record to 1-5 in the BIG EAST.
The Greyhounds round out conference play next weekend with home games against Syracuse and Connecticut, on Friday night and Sunday afternoon, respectively.
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By miChael neidhardt Staff Writer
Russell Westbrook and the No. 1 seed Oklahoma City Thunder will look to blaze past the no. 8 Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Golf takes seventh place at Wolfpack InvitationalBy James Fox Staff Writer
The Loyola University Maryland golf team finished seventh at the Wolfpack Spring Open this past weekend at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State. The squad combined for a score of 32-over 608 in both rounds over the weekend.
During the opening round on Saturday, the Greyhounds finished in a tie for eighth place with Columbia. The Greyhounds combined for a score of 18-over 306 in the event’s first round.
Senior Will Handley and sophomore Brian McCormick finished the day tied for 50th at 6-over 78, while senior Jon Ross finished tied for 59th at 7-over 79.
Meanwhile, freshman Jimmy Dengler led the Greyhounds with an impressive score of 2-over 74, putting him in an 11-way tie for 19th place. Sophomore Bart George finished the day two strokes behind at 4-over 76, tied for 35th place.
NBA postseason preview: Western Conference
This year’s NBA Western Conference playoffs raise many questions to the average fan. Do Dwight Howard and the Lakers actually stand a chance against the Spurs without Kobe Bryant? Will the Nuggets be able to overcome recent injuries to star forwards Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried and make a deep run? Does either team really have an edge in the Clippers-Grizzlies series? With all these questions, there remains a rare certainty in the Western Conference postseason race. The road to the finals goes through the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Here’s a preview of the four matchups in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
#1 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. #8 Houston Rockets
Houston fell to the eighth seed with a loss to the Lakers on the final day of the regular season, putting them up against James Harden’s old squad. The Thunder are looking to get back to the NBA finals where they could possibly meet the Heat for the second year in a row. No question, it will be exciting to see Harden go up against former teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but I give OKC the edge in this series. Houston finished the season ranked second in points per game, but are a poor defensive team, which will be a big problem against the relentless attack of Durant and Westbrook. I do think Harden’s talent will give the Rockets one game in this series, but no more than that. OKC in five games.
#2 San Antonio Spurs vs. #7 Los Angeles Lakers
What a strange season it has been for the Lakers, who went from nearly missing the playoffs to jumping up to the seventh seed in a matter of days. They won their final two
games without Kobe Bryant, who carried the struggling team through the majority of the regular season, but suffered a torn Achilles tendon that will cause him to miss 6-9 months. The Spurs are no strangers to the injury bug as veterans Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli have dealt with lingering pains
throughout the majority of the season. With a healthy Bryant, I probably would have picked the Lakers to win this series. However, they are left to rely on Dwight Howard and the deteriorating physical health of Steve Nash to beat a Spurs team that is better coached, something I’m not counting on. Spurs in
#3 Denver Nuggets vs. #6 Golden State Warriors
This is easily the most exciting of all the first round matchups. Both Denver and Golden State like to get out in transition and do their damage early in the shot clock. A big key to this series is the health of Nuggets forward, Kenneth Faried, who is already being listed as doubtful for game one. Faried provides an all around game to the Nuggets with the ability to score in transition, defend and attack the glass. While the Nuggets score the majority of their points in the paint, the Warriors led the NBA in three-point percentage behind the sharp shooting of guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In the end, I think Denver’s home-court advantage at the Pepsi Center, where they hold the league’s best record of 38-3, will cool off the shooters of Golden State. Nuggets in six games.
#4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. #5 Memphis Grizzlies
A rematch of last year’s playoff series between these two teams promises to be just as exciting. Who could forget last year when the Clippers went down by 27 in game one at Memphis, only to come all the way back to steal the victory? This time, the Clippers will have home-court advantage as a result of winning their first division title in franchise history. The Grizzlies have adjusted well after the Rudy Gay trade and are getting valuable contributions off the bench from acquired forwards, Ed Davis and Tayshaun Prince. The key matchup in this series will be between point guards, Chris Paul and Mike Conley, who both play a smart brand of basketball. I have to give the slight edge to the Clippers due to the valuable playoff experience they gained as a team last year. I think the series will go seven games with the Clippers advancing.
Men and women’s tennis teams earn MAAC Championship bidBy James Fox Staff Writer
The Loyola University Maryland men and women’s tennis teams each defeated St. Peter’s on Alumni Day Saturday afternoon at Butler Courts to clinch the fourth seed in next weekend’s MAAC tournament.
In singles, junior Tiffany Ash finished with a 6-1, 6-0 win over St. Peter’s Jessica Norogzodzki. Sophomore Olivia Ott finished right behind Ash with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. Freshman Haleigh Morgus then defeated St. Peter’s Adina Halagian, 6-4, 6-1.
In the doubles matchups, Morgus and fellow freshman Emily Hughes notched an 8-2 victory over the Peacocks’ Alex Livingston and Joniesa Williams in #1 doubles. Ott and freshman Megan Hahn won their #2 doubles match, 8-1, while Ash and senior Scarlett Hoy won their #3 doubles match by the same score.
The 7-0 victory for the women’s squad gives them a 13-6 record on the season
(4-3 MAAC), heading into next weekend’s MAAC Championships in West Windsor, New Jersey.
The men’s squad found themselves in an early 2-1 hole in the singles matchups, but they quickly responded, as junior Connor Lisco grabbed the victory in #5 singles, winning 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Freshmen Connor Pietrak and Jordan Kuchta each pulled out thrilling three-set singles victories as well.
In doubles, Pietrak and senior Bobby Gorczakowski teamed up for a 9-7 win in #1 doubles over Charlie Carrera and Oliver Bellini. Lisco, and sophomore Harrison Kunkel clinched the doubles point with an 8-6 victory in #2 doubles, giving the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead heading into their singles matchups. The Hounds were able to seal the 5-2 victory in singles, sending them to the MAAC tournament as the fourth seed.
The men’s victory gives them a 12-6 record on the season (3-3 MAAC), heading into next weekend’s MAAC Championships in Windsor, New Jersey.
No. 10 Clemson led all schools on Saturday with an impressive 2-under 286. The Tigers’ Miller Capps and Brinson Paolini led the competitors on the first day with a 5-under 67 after the first round. No. 41 N.C. State, the hosts of this event, finished the day in second at 1-over 289.
During the second round on Sunday, George recorded another 4-over 76, finishing both rounds with the best score on the squad, with a combined 8-over 152. George finished the weekend tied for 38th. Dengler and Handley finished the weekend tied for 42nd, with identical scores of 9-over 153. Ross and McCormick finished tied for 45th with a 10-over 154.
The Duke Blue Devils won the team title this weekend with a 1-under 575, while N.C. State remained in second place with a 1-over 577. Clemson dropped to third with a 6-over 582.
The Greyhounds return to action next weekend (April 26-28) for the MAAC Championships in Disney, Florida.
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Track and field team has successful weekend at Larry Ellis Invitational
By Phil reid-FranCisCo
The Eastern Conference has a lot of teams that could make a run to the NBA Finals. Obviously, the NBA reigning champions Miami Heat are the favorites to head back to the NBA Finals. But teams like the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and the Indiana Pacers have a shot at killing the Heat’s momentum.
Let’s not forget the lower seeds of the conference. Will there be an upset in the first round? Could the Milwaukee Bucks pull a Florida Gulf Coast magical run? Will another team take the Eastern Conference title? Here’s a preview of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
#1 Heat versus #8 Bucks
The Miami Heat finished the season with 66-16 record. Most of those 66 wins came during the Heat’s historic 27-game winning streak. Yet again, LeBron James had an MVP season. Along with the great play of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh and the Heat’s bench, Miami should be able to advance to the next round with ease.
The Milwaukee Bucks will be led Brandon Jennings. The Bucks finished 3-7 within their last 10 games. I would not be surprised if we saw a sweep. Heat in 4.
#2 Knicks versus #7 Celtics
Carmelo Anthony has put the New York Knicks on his shoulders by leading the league in scoring. Although Amare Stoudemire was injured for the majority of the season, the Knicks played with enthusiasm and pride. Potential Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith,
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks finished the season with a 54-28 record to earn the no. 2 seed in the first round, where they look to eliminate the no. 7 Boston Celtics.
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It was a successful weekend for the Loyola University Maryland women’s track and field squad at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University.
The split squad was led by senior runner Jackie D’Antonio, who recorded a personal record in the 1,500-meter run during the event this past Friday.
D’Antonio was one of three Greyhound runners who participated in Friday’s events. This was the second straight year in which D’Antonio set a personal record at Princeton, recording a time of 4:39.28, beating her time last year of 4:39.71. Her time was good enough for a top-30 finish in the race.
The Greyhounds also sent senior Kiera Harrison and sophomore Anna Bosse, who both ran in the 5,000-meter event on Friday evening. Bosse recorded a time of 18:40.97 in
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the event, while Harrison cracked the top-50 with a time of 17:54.13.
“I’m pleased with our performance in the 5,000-meter events, considering we faced a few challenges off the track,” head coach Amy Horst said.
“I’m looking forward to (junior) Jacqueline Porter and (sophomore) Kelly Maguire competing tomorrow.”
On Saturday afternoon, on the final day of the Larry Ellis Invitational, Porter and Maguire competed in the 400-meter hurdles, and the 800-meter run, respectively.
Porter had just set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles last weekend at the Loyola-Hopkins Invitational, and she ran the event in 1:04.24 on Saturday, four seconds over her record. Meanwhile, Maguire finished the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.94.
Next weekend, the squad will split up again to compete in the Penn Relays from Thursday until Saturday in Philadelphia, as well as the Lion’s Invitational on Saturday in Ewing, New Jersey.
Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton have helped Melo lead the Knicks to the second seed.
The Celtics have had an up and down season. After losing Rajon Rondo, critics immediately counted them out. However, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and
Jeff Green have helped the C’s sneak into playoffs. In the end, I think the Celtics will not be able to handle Carmelo Anthony, a candidate for MVP this year. Knicks in 6.
#3 Pacers versus #6 Hawks
This is probably the most boring series in the first round. Yet, we cannot forget the Indiana Pacers being the third seed. With their 49-32 record, the Pacers have the potential to go far into the playoffs. Without the injured Danny Granger, other players like Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert have helped the Pacers throughout the season. The Hawks have been inconsistent this season. After almost trading away Josh Smith, the Atlanta Hawks seemed out of it.
Overall, I believe that the Pacers are one of the teams that could defeat the Miami Heat in the near future. Pacers in 5.
#4 Nets versus #5 Bulls
After years struggling in New Jersey, the Brooklyn Nets have made their fans happy, becoming a top seed in the playoffs. Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson have played like All-Stars for the Nets. With Reggie Evans rebounding to Gerald Wallace’s defense, the Nets have demonstrated that they can go far into the playoffs. The Chicago Bulls lost Derrick Rose last year in the playoffs and after not returning this year, writers predicted that the Bulls would not be in the playoff hunt.
Boy, were they wrong. Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Nate Robinson and Kirk Hindrich have helped the Rose-less Bulls into the playoffs. This is a close matchup.
However, I don’t see the Bulls going far without Rose; they need a leader like Deron Williams who can control the game. Nets in 7.
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Spain and Germany in a Champions League showdown
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If some of you are suffering from World Cup withdrawal, the UEFA Champions League will provide some relief for your second favorite team. Although competition has already begun since June 25, 2012 at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, the final will be held at the Wembley Stadium in London, England on May 25, 2013 to acknowledge 150 years since the creation of the English Football Association, the world's oldest football association.
The Champions League takes place every year not only to crown the best club team in the world, but to also find and develop current or future stars in order to make a run for the grand finale, the World Cup.
A country's chance for its club team(s) to partake in the UEFA Champions League is calculated by its UEFA coefficient ranking. These rankings are judged by the team’s performance in European competitions from 2006-2011.
Seventy-six teams are allowed to participate in the event and have done so thus far, from 52 UEFA international associations (as Liechtenstein are an exception since it is the only UEFA member without its own national league). Associations 1–3 each have four teams that can qualify, countries 4–6 each have three teams for qualifications, squads
7–15 each have two teams for qualifications and members 16–53 each have one team that can qualify.
In each qualifying round, every team has two legs or matches. Wins and losses are not the most important thing here, as an aggregate of goals secures a team’s spot in the next round.
In the first qualifying round, six teams enter from associations 48–53.
In the second qualifying round, 31 contestants enter from associations 16–47 and three contestants advance from the first qualifying round.
In the third qualifying round, there are two sections divided as Champions and Non-champions. On the Champions side, three opponents enter from associations 13–15, and 17 members advance from the second qualifying round. On the Non-champions side, eight runners-up enter from associations 8–15.
In the play-off round and on the Champions side, 10 squads advance from the third qualifying round. On the non-champions side, one runner-up enters from association 7, three third-placed teams enter from associations 4–6, two fourth-placed teams from associations 1–3 and four teams advance from the third qualifying round.
In the group stage, the previous champions (as expected or their replacement), 12 members from associations 1–12, six runners-
up from associations 1–6 and three third-placed teams from associations 1–3 all enter the round. Five teams each from the play-off round for Champions and non-champions advance from the play-off round.
In the knockout phase or Round of 16, eight group winners and runners-up from the group stage continue to battle it out for the quarterfinals.
Reigning champions of last year’s face-off with Bayern Munich, Chelsea, finished outside the top four of their 2011–2012 English Premier League, and since associations aren’t permitted to have more than four teams playing in the Champions League, their entrance was forfeited. With no guarantee of a spot for championship repeat, Chelsea became the first team to depart the contest as champions in the group stage.
Currently, only four teams remain (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich) to kick off the semi-finals. The two legs will be played between April 23 – May 1 (with the final as duly noted).
While there is little time left, here are some predictions for those making it to the final stages.
Although Borussia Dortmund has proven to be a force to reckon with in the Bundesliga, Real Madrid’s depth and strength led by Cristiano Ronaldo’s leadership and experience are too much for the youngsters.
Expect to see Real Madrid in the finals after finishing off the second best German team 4-2 in aggregate.
After we saw Barcelona dominate the soccer world, the once best footballers in the world have fallen off. After miraculously beating AC Milan in the second leg and escaping Paris-Saint German by the skin of their teeth, I cannot see Barcelona beating the best German squad and powerhouse, Bayern Munich. With all the tremendous, young talent Barcelona has, it will not be enough to take down the Germans who have been cruising by the competition. Expect to see a 4-4 aggregate, but Bayern winning on away goals.
Without further ado, I see Bayern Munich winning it all against Real Madrid. With Real Madrid having one of the complete squads all around in the game, they have struggled all season in La Liga and do not seem to have the chemistry they should. In contrast, Bayern Munich has been exceptional all year, with barely any struggles and great chemistry in the Bundesliga, accompanied by a similar complete team. I see the aggregate ending up 3-2 in Bayern’s favor.
Top goal scorers Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (11), Lionel Messi of Barcelona (8) and Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (6) look to continue their dominance all the way to World Cup glory.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
The Chiefs protect their new starting quarterback in Alex Smith by scooping up the draft’s best blindside protector.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
Jacksonville has multiple holes to fill and they start at pass rusher with the genetic freak out of Oregon.
3. Oakland Raiders: Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
Floyd has steadily risen up draft boards this spring and fills a major need in the trenches for Oakland.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
New coach Chip Kelly would’ve loved for Jordan, his former player, to fall to the Eagles at four, but they instead get Lotulelei.
5. Detroit Lions: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Fisher falls into the Lions lap at number five and fills a huge area of need for the Lions.
6. Cleveland Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
The Browns snag the drafts top corner and pair him up with former first rounder Joe Haden to form a lethal tandem.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
This pick gives the Cardinals their left tackle for the next decade.
8. Buffalo Bills: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Many expect that new coach Doug Marrone is set on taking former Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, but Buffalo grabs the drafts top rated passer at number eight.
9. New York Jets: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
The Greyhound’s 2013 NFL mock draftThe Jets would have loved for Milliner to
fall to them at nine in order to replace the recently departed Darrelle Revis, yet they settle for the project at defensive end.
10. Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
Tennessee and Warmack have shown some mutual interest as of late and the mauler from the national champion Crimson Tide would help to rejuvenate a once-prominent Titan running game.
11. San Diego Chargers: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
The Bolts take the drafts next rated guard after missing out on Warmack, filling a major need along the offensive line.
12. Miami Dolphins: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Miami would love to upgrade its left tackle position, but the Dolphins settle for the big cornerback out of Florida State.
13. New York Jets (from Tampa Bay): Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
The Jets acquired this pick in the Revis trade and can get a quarterback in the second round. They take Austin out of West Virginia, who can be an electric spark for the offensively stagnant Jets.
14. Carolina Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Richardson can stop the run and is athletic enough to get to the quarterback on occasion.
15. New Orleans Saints: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
New Orleans would love to upgrade at left tackle, but D.J. Fluker might be a slight reach at 15. Instead, they take a flier on Jones, in order to re-establish their once-feared pass rush.
16. Saint Louis Rams: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
If they can grab Patterson at 22, they may fill a need at safety and steal away Vaccaro from the Steelers and Cowboys.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The Steelers fill a hole at cornerback left behind by Keenan Lewis.
18. Dallas Cowboys: Matt Elam, S, Florida
The Cowboys reach for a safety here after losing out on Vaccaro. Elam presents an immediate upgrade over anything Dallas currently has.
19. New York Giants: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
The Giants take the mammoth offensive tackle to help create running lanes for first-year starting running back David Wilson.
20. Chicago Bears: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
Ogletree has a few red flags, but with the Brian Urlacher era over in Chicago, the Bears will be looking for some new blood at the position.
21. Cincinnatti Bengals: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Werner drops to Cincinnati and the Bengals decide to upgrade an already potent defensive line.
22. Saint Louis Rams (from Washington): Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
The Rams get him at 22 and finally give Sam Bradford the receiving threat the Rams have lacked.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
The Vikings take Te’o to fill a need inside, ultimately putting aside his past off the field troubles.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
Carradine is coming of an ACL injury,
but arguably is better than Werner who the Bengals grab at 21.
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Minnesota tries to fill a void leftover from the Percy Harvin trade,
26. Green Bay Packers: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The Packers have a major hole at RB. Lacy helps to keep the Packers offense among the best in the NFL.
27. Houston Texans: Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
Houston adds another receiving weapon to play alongside Andre Johnson.
28. Denver Broncos: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
The loss of Elvis Dumervil creates a need for a new addition along the defensive line.
29. New England Patriots: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
The Patriots grab Houston and instantly upgrade their secondary for 2013 and beyond.
30. Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Eifert drops to the Falcons at 30, who quickly take him to takeover for Tony Gonzalez after this upcoming season.
31. San Francisco 49ers: Sly Williams, DT, UNC
The 49ers don’t have many holes, so they upgrade in the trenches and cement arguably the best defense in the NFL.
32. Baltimore Ravens: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
Mingo falls to the last pick in the first round and the Ravens quickly take him to recoup some of lost talent on the defense.
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