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Monmouth Center for Award-Winning
Entrepreneurship Named Twin Poets To
Share Works On
Finalist for National Award Campus
brETT boDnEr course and will also be speaking The program started as an ex- Gina columbus the audience, and how he talked
staff writEr at the conference said, “It is quite perimental course taught in a Editor-at-largE about poetry. From this, Thomas
prestigious to be nominated for lecture format, but that quickly thought that he would be perfect
The Monmouth University this award considering the com- changed. The class then changed Poets and twin brothers, Mi- for the University. “To me, these
Center for Entrepreneurship was pany we are in. We are going up into an interactive one, where the chael and Matthew Dickman, two are very different from the
chosen to be one of three finalists against two wonderful programs class was able to bring products who have been profiled in both other visiting writers that have
for the 2010 United States Associ- in Babson College and the Uni- and services to market. Since the The New Yorker and Poets and been here. It is very rare that
ation for Small Business Innova- versity of California, Irvine. It’s program became more hands on, Writers, will be presenting there are twin poets.”
tive Entrepreneurship Educational great just to be mentioned in the students were able to see what some of each of their works Thomas said he was unaware
Course Award on November 13. same breath as those schools.” they can do to succeed, as well in Wilson Hall Auditorium on of what poems the brothers
The award is given to the uni- In order to be nominated for the as learning from their mistakes Wednesday, December 9 as would be reading at the event,
versity with an advanced course, award, Center for Entrepreneur- through failures. part of the Visiting Writers Se- but mentioned that a lot of poets
where the professor or faculty ship had to write up a proposal The Center for Entrepreneur- ries. read new, unpublished works.
member can demonstrate course and a presentation, which was ship is partnered with a number Assistant Dean and Director The Dickmans each have their
effectiveness, student impact, then sent to the United States As- of different businesses. The entre- of the Visiting Writers Series own publications by two top
transferability, and creativity. The sociation for Small Business and preneur class has run, started, and Michael Thomas will intro- poetry presses. Matthew Dick-
award will be given out at the na- Entrepreneurship (USABE). The produced over ten different busi- duce the poets, and said that he man has a collection of his po-
tional conference in Nashville, USABE reviewed all of this infor- nesses and of these ten, seven are greatly admires both of them. ems published as “All-American
Tennessee through January 14 to mation and then gave Monmouth still around and are having suc- “I saw Michael read at Princ- Poem” from the APR, which he
17. the nomination. cess. The largest company they eton Poetry Festival last April, won the APR/Honnickman First
The Center for Entrepreneur- The Center for Entrepreneur- are partnered with is Cartridge and I was just enamored and Book Prize for. Michael Dick-
ship was just formed last year ship is a program that is growing World, which is the first of its kind impressed by his reading of the man has a similar edition titled,
and it is already nominated for an at a rapid pace and the nomination to partner with a university. Other poems,” Thomas said. “The End of the West,” published
award. for the USABE Innovative Entre- Thomas also mentioned that
Professor John Buzza, who preneurship Educational Course award continued on pg. 2 he liked how Michael Dickman Twins continued on pg. 4
teaches the Entrepreneurship Award only supports this. answered the questions from
Monmouth’s Got Talent Benefits The
Wounded Warrior Project
A group of Monmouth’s Mu-
sic Industry students put on the
much anticipated Monmouth’s
Got Talent in Pollak Theatre last
Tuesday, which benefited the
Wounded Warrior Project.
The show, which was a spinoff
of the television show, Ameri-
can’s Got Talent, showcased stu-
dents singing, dancing, playing
guitar, piano, bass, and drums. It
also featured an Irish step dancer
and a girl who wowed the crowd
with her hula-hoop routine.
The judges of the show includ-
ed: Professor Frangipane of the
Music Industry department, Pro-
fessor Hokanson of the Commu-
nications department, Kimberly
Nadeau a member of Phi Sigma
Sigma, and Peter Seligman of
The third place prize of $50
went to Jim Mill and Moon Motel
Talent continued on pg. 8 Photo Courtsey of olivia hanson
Of the twelve acts at Monmouth’s Got Talent, the top three spots were awarded prizes.
Club & Greek 8
Study Abroad 10
Politics 16 News Opinion Entertaiment Features
Viewpoint 18 Learn about one scholar’s Find out one student’s Find out about the new movie One student has a Q & A ses-
Comics 21 ideas about women and tech- thoughts on energy conserva- Brothers starring Jake Gyllen- sion with musician Lisa Han-
Sports 22 nology. tion. haal and Tobey Maguire. nigan. Read more here.
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2 The Outlook University news December 9, 2009
Students Lectured On Connecting
Feminism and Technology
Visiting Speaker Dr. Mary Kearney Presents “Pink Technology: Media-Making Gear for Girls”
through toys for children. Her is often “sugar coated” for girls fit to take part in the “rock-and- name, Debutante, brings to mind
Morganne firMstone presentation was lecture-based to make it seem less intimidat- roll scene,” and so the feminized images of princesses in media
supported with a slideshow of ing (making things pink, easy to line of guitars, Daisy Rock Gui- (i.e. Cinderella), not exactly who
Dr. Mary Kearney presented a pictures featuring the specific carry, etc). tars, was created. people consider to be rock stars.
lecture about girl-oriented con- media-making devices involved Junior Meredith Violi com- Although some of the femini- Shoemaker spoke of the impor-
sumer electronics. Kearney is in her argument—the Barbie mented, “It was interesting to see zation was helpful, such as the tance of deconstructing gender
the Associate Professor of Radio- Video Recorder and the Daisy how gender roles are prescribed smaller design which was easier stereotypes after attending the
Television-Film at the University Rock Girl Guitar. Throughout through toys at such a young age.
of Texas at Austin, specializing Kearney’s speech, she shed light She really opened my eyes.”
in feminist critical and cultural on the gendered nature of these Kearney spoke about a media- “...Actual girls and boys are much more
media studies on November 16, two toys by examining their pro- making device called the Barbie
in the Magill Commons Faculty motional packaging, color, and Video Recorder. She said that interesting and diverse than these
images and products indicate. Mary’s
Dining Room. functionality. this device was feminized in such
At the University of Texas at Kearney made some connec- a way that the makers believed
Austin, Kearney served as the
graduate professor for one of the
tions about gender stereotypes
and their affect on women. She
girls would find it attractive and
nonthreatening (all of the equip- work helps me to encourage media
University’s own professors, Dr.
Deanna Shoemaker. Shoemaker
said that many believe that femi-
ninity is incompatible with tech-
ment in the set is pink, has the
Barbie logo, and has images of literacy and critical thinking at home
is the Assistant Professor of Ap-
plied Communication and Fac-
nological competence. Girls are
taught to fear technology unless
Barbie on the packaging).
The functionality of the video and with university students.”
ulty Advisor of CommWorks. dealing with cooking, cleaning, recorder was also addressed. deanna ShOemaker
Kearney’s presentation fo- communicating, or beautifying. “The equipment was feminized Assistant Professor of Applied Communication
cused on the way in which so- Kearney added that most media- because it was made very light
ciety perpetuates gender roles making gear is made by men, and easy to carry. It also had a
in the division of labor, even therefore the media equipment limited transmission range and for women to handle, Kearney lecure: “As a mother of a young
needed to be plugged into a TV or argued that the designs of these son, I am constantly frustrated by
VCR to work, leaving very little guitars were not meant to be the gender stereotypes perpetu-
room for girls to engage in out- taken seriously. Kearney com- ated by children’s clothing, toys,
door activities,” said Kearney. mented that by having these TV shows, commercials, etc.,
She argued that the Barbie guitars shaped like butterf lies, and I talk with my son about how
Video Recorder was made to be hearts, and f lowers, with sparkle actual girls and boys are much
indoor-oriented, which reinforces finishes and pastel colors, the more interesting and diverse
the gender role that girls belong technology and mastery of the than these images and products
inside the home. Kearney said art were masked by girly designs indicate. Mary’s work helps me
that through the commercials and and whimsical names. to encourage media literacy and
packaging, the Barbie Video Re- A new line of guitars for girls, critical thinking at home and
corder’s main focus was for girls Debutante, features Miley Cyrus with university students.”
to be in front of the camera as an as the spokesperson. Kearney Kearney is the author of Girls
object to be looked at rather than added that Miley Cyrus is not Make Media and is currently at
behind it, a common occurrence known for her guitar skills, but work on two book projects: Pow-
for women in the industry. as a performer in front of the er Chords and Groupie Chicks:
photo courtesy of www.abesofmaine.com The Daisy Rock Guitar was camera, again reinforcing the no- Gender in Rock Culture and
The Debutante guitar, from the Daisy Rock series, was also a point of focus in the lec- tion that girls belong as objects Making Their Debut: Teenage
one of the products Dr. Mary Kearny showcased during ture. Kearney spoke about how to be looked at, not as dexterous Girls and the Teen-Girl Enter-
the presentation on November 16. women are not considered to be musicians. She said that even the tainment Market.
Leon hess nominated for United States
association award for Center of entrepreneurship
award continued from pg. 1 chances,” Buzza said. win and be successful. Through When students believe why the Leitch also added, “The Center
One of the major things that hard work and the effort put forth program is as successful as it is, for Entrepreneurship has given me
helped contribute to this nomina- by the class, it allows for students they believe it is largely in part to such an insurmountable amount
companies include Second Buzza. of knowledge that is undoubtedly
Chances Thrift Boutique, Organ- Junior Melissa Leitch said, going to make me a successful
ic Pantry, Park Gourmet Pasta, “This award is for the University “Professor John Buzza has been businesswoman someday.”
the Industry film School and they Win or lose, this nomination is
and the students. That’s what it’s all
so successful. As a longtime en-
consult with a perfume business trepreneur, he understands that a big step forward for the program
called Shore Sense Fragrances that the successes and failures that his and for the university, Buzza
began right here at Monmouth. students may face are all a part of said.
As far as winning the award the experience of being an entre- “This award is for the Univer-
goes, Buzza believes the Univer- jOhn bUzza preneur. He enables his students sity and the students. That’s what
sity has a good shot. Business Professor to make consequential decisions it’s all about. We have a great
“I believe in our program very within his classroom and under business here that is wonderful
much and I don’t think other tion was the hard work and effort to succeed in the classroom, as his supervision, so that if mis- and it really helps show the qual-
programs do what we do. These of students. well as in the working world after takes are made, he can give ad- ity of students and programs we
awards can be very political, but “The students embrace what they graduate from Monmouth,” vice and solutions to correct those have right here at Monmouth Uni-
I still have to say that I like our they do and everyone is looking to Buzza said. mistakes.” versity.” said Buzza
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December 9, 2009 University news The Outlook 3
Community Garden is Proposed
to Join Campus and Community
melissa Roskowski will allow the garden to be 10,000 Monmouth students are looking
staff writer square feet. forward to the addition of a Com-
Other concerns that were voiced munity Garden. Vincent Crapello, a
The University held a Community focused on gardening techniques and university student, said, “The garden
Garden Forum last Wednesday, De- how the garden would be regulated will be beneficial in that we will have
cember 2, to plan a garden that will and harvested. our own locally grown and safe veg-
hopefully bring together the univer- “The garden will be organic,” said etables without the cost or damage of
sity and the surrounding community. Foran. “We want to make it as sus- importing from elsewhere.”
The Community Garden project is tainable as possible.” Many of the forum attendees par-
headed by Sean Foran, a social work Sloan gave advice to ensure that ticipate in or have participated in local
graduate student focusing on commu- Monmouth is prepared to meet the community gardens and shared their
nity development, and Monmouth’s standards allocated by NOFA, the tips for success.
Center for Human and Com- Sloan gave a tip for a low-
munity Wellness. The Mas-
ter Gardeners of Monmouth “...we will have our own cost method of testing an ar-
ea’s sunlight. He said, “Plant
County have also shown sup-
port for the project. locally grown and safe tomatoes. If they grow short
and bushy, you have sunlight.
The Center for Human and
Community Wellness hopes
vegetables without If they grow tall, you don’t.”
Sunlight or no sunlight, the
the Community Garden will
help further its mission of
the cost or damage University has a larger goal
it hopes to achieve with this
increasing, “knowledge and
awareness of important is-
of importing from project.
Foran said they are aiming,
sues related to physical, men- elsewhere.” “to combine the university
tal, and behavioral health and and the community through
letter to the editor
wellness.” VinCent CraPello the garden.”
A board of experts was avail- Student There was talk at the forum
able to answer any questions or about eventually working with
concerns. The gardening gurus were, Northeast Organic Farming Associa- local schools to teach students not
Tony Sloan, a member of the North- tion. only about gardening, but about na- Gene simko an all-purpose fighter; the Val,
east Organic Farming Association, He spoke about how to obtain or- ture as well. contributing writer which was a bomber/torpedo
Vivian Quinn, a member of the Master ganic soil to start the garden and what One of the forum attendees re- attack aircraft; and the Kate,
Gardeners of Monmouth County, and needs to be done in order to secure minded everyone that currently, less Jennifer Renson in her News which was a torpedo bomber.
Chris Hirschler, a Health Studies Pro- organic certification. than two percent of the population Feature “The Truth of Pearl Har- While some Zeros were no
fessor here at the University. The Community Garden is tenta- grows their own food. The Commu- bor” states that “Japanese air- doubt in grey paint, others were
Location was a big issue that was tively planned for this coming spring. nity Garden participants hope to get craft of that period were painted painted white. Squadrons of
discussed. Foran said, “The location is Foran said they are planning on allow- people back in touch with nature. grey, not green.” As a matter of Vals and Kates, however, were
up in the air, but the spots we are look- ing members of the Community Gar- If you are interested in participating fact, three basic type of Japanese indeed painted in various shades
ing at are owned by the university.” den, “grow what they want to grow, in the Community Garden, contact naval aircraft were employed in of Japanese Navy Green during
The spot they are considering now rather than us dictating to them.” Sean Foran at Sean.Foran@gmail.com. two waves: the Zero, which was the attack.
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4 The Outlook News Features December 9, 2009
Good Grief... It’s the Holidays Again
skipped two grades in school mak- kin. Lucy was Linus’s older sister, However Schulz was suffering never know who wrote it or where
Jennifer renson ing him the youngest in his high who is always pulling the football behind the scenes with medical to find it? “The original composer
staff writer school. This led to him often getting away from Charlie Brown at the problems and announced on De- of the theme (titled Linus and Lucy)
picked on. He was not very athletic last minute and waits at her booth cember 14, 1999 that he was going as well as most of the music iden-
“If I were given the opportunity but loved to draw. After graduat- to give someone advice for a nickel. to retire. On January 3, 2000 he tified with the Peanuts specials is,
to present a gift to the next genera- ing high school he took art courses Peppermint Patty was the slacker bade farewell to all of his readers Vince Guaraldi. His music is also
tion, it would be the ability for each and lessons that were mailed to him student but excellent baseball player and fans in the final daily Peanuts readily available on CD.” Perhaps
individual to learn to laugh at him- from Art Instruction Inc. in Min- who adores Charlie Brown, calling newspaper strip. Not long after on the one question everyone has,
self.” Reading those words from neapolis. him Chuck. Also, Woodstock was February 12, 2000 he died that Sat- whether they are a fan or not, is if
the creator of a cartoon that contin- His life took an unexpected toll Snoopy’s birdie best friend who urday evening in his home, due to it’s possible to actually get the voice
ues to exist, year after year, makes when he was drafted into the army talks in squiggles that no one un- colon cancer like his mother, at the of Charlie Brown’s teacher? You
me smile knowing he received that to fight in World War II becom- derstands except for Snoopy. age of 77. know the muffled voice that you
gift. ing a machine-gun squad leader The list continues with others Charlie Brown has been the star can’t understand but the students
This creator and cartoonist of in Germany, France, and Austria. like Pigpen, Rerun, Marcie, Violet, of 43 Prime Time Specials that in- do. “While it’s not a sound available
Peanuts is the creative and humor- From one of many Schulz timeline Snoopy’s family (Spike, Olaf, Andy, clude: A Charlie Brown Christmas, for easy distribution, it was created
ous, Charles Monroe Schulz, who websites Schulz was quoted as to Belle and Marbles) and Woodstock’s It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie for the specials on a trombone, with
passed away February 12, 2000. saying, “The Army taught me all I family (Bill, Harriet, Olivier, Ray- Brown, You’re Not Elected Charlie the use of a plunger as a mute.”
When one thinks of the holidays, needed to know about loneliness.” mond, Fred, Roy and Conrad). Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanks- Today, Snoopy has become an
many thoughts race through the To make matters worse while he In 1951 “Schulz married Joyce giving, and It’s the Easter Beagle iconic dog and seen everywhere
mind like shopping, family dinners, was away, fighting in the European Halverson and after a brief move Charlie Brown. much like Mickey Mouse and
end of the semester, and vacations. War, his mother passed away from to Colorado Springs, Colorado, the He is also the star of eighteen SpongeBob. He has his own balloon
But you know that almost every cancer. But when the war ended his young family returned to Minneap- episodes of the Charlie Brown and in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
night, there will be one if not sev- career as a cartoonist began. olis.” Schulz’s life changed in ways Snoopy Show and thirteen Docu- Parade, is now the icon for MetLife,
eral, holiday specials. What holi- According to one of the many he probably never saw coming. He mentaries/Retrospectives. And yet both he and Charlie Brown accom-
day would not be complete without biographies about his life, “In 1950 was the first cartoonist in 1964 to Charlie Brown mutters often times, panied the astronauts on Apollo X in
watching a Peanuts special? Do we the United States Feature Syndicate be awarded two Reubens by the “I can’t stand it. I just can’t stand it.” 1969, and Snoopy was able to meet
not look forward to seeing Snoopy’s of New York decided to publish National Cartoonist Society, and Guess the fame is too much for the Uno the 2007 Hound Group Winner
decorated doghouse, the poor little Schulz’s new comic strip, which A Charlie Brown Christmas won a often depressed, unlucky, confused at the Pro Plan Showdog Show. He
tree Charlie Brown takes home, he had wanted to call Li’l Folks Peabody Award and an Emmy for child with the world’s strangest dog is featured on clothing, toys, and ac-
Lucy trying to get Schroder’s atten- but which was named Peanuts by outstanding children’s program in as a pet and even stranger friends. cessories for people of all ages and
tion while he relentlessly plays the the company.” In the same year the 1965. From the same website everyday probably will be forever. Today the
piano, Sally writing a letter to Santa comic strip appeared in seven news- By 1967 You’re a Good Man, people asked some of the most im- Charles M. Schulz Museum is open
Claus and finding out all over again papers with the basic characters of Charlie Brown opened off Broad- portant questions that Peanuts fans for fans and newcomers in Santa
what the true meaning of Christmas Charlie Brown, Shermy, Patty, and way and California Governor Ron- have been dying to know the an- Rosa, California. There you can
is? Snoopy. In one year it appeared in ald Regan proclaimed that May 24th swers to for years. Have you ever find the first sketches of the Peanuts
Just who was the man behind the thirty five papers and by 1956 it ap- would be “Charles Schulz Day”. wondered when you read Peanuts characters or talk a walk through
magic of this world phenomenon? peared in over a hundred papers. After his divorce and then remar- today in the Funnies if they are old the Snoopy Labyrinth.
Glad you asked. Charles M. Schulz As Peanuts became more popular riage to Jean Forsyth Clyde by 1975, ones reproduced or someone draw- One must wonder if Schulz left
was born in Minneapolis, Minne- as time passed new characters were “Peanuts celebrated 25 years. It was ing new ones? “By Schulz’s wishes, us some secret story about Char-
sota on November 26, 1922 to the added and became part of Charlie carried in approximately 1,480 U.S no new Peanuts strips are nor ever lie Brown whose bad luck finally
parents of Carl and Dena Halverson Brown’s life. and 175 foreign newspapers with will be drawn and published. There comes to an end. Until then we can
Schulz. As a child he read the comic There was Sally, his younger 90,000,000 readers.” Schulz re- are new animated specials in devel- enjoy watching his mishaps, Lucy
section of newspapers receiving the sister who is in love with Linus, ceived a great honor by having his opment, but the story lines will be rejected by Schroder, Linus waiting
nickname ‘Sparky’ from his fa- calling him her “Sweet Babboo.” own star on the Hollywood Walk based entirely on themes and dia- in the Pumpkin patch every Hal-
ther. The name is from Sparkplug, Linus was Charlie Brown’s friend, of Fame on June 28, 1996 and there logue from the strip’s history.” loween and Snoopy sleeping on top
the horse from the Barney Goggle always carrying his blue blanket was a soon to be opened Charles Ever enjoy the music played dur- of his doghouse and the best part is:
comic strip. As a brilliant child he and ranting about the Great Pump- Schulz museum in the process. ing the Charlie Brown specials but it never gets old.
Visiting Writers Perform Poems in Wilson
Twins continued from pg. 1 and techniques. Thomas said that Thomas said. They also fre-
while Matthew Dickman writes quently read and critique each
with more lines, and is more ex- other’s work. The Dickmans
by Cooper Canyon. pansive and narrative in his po- also have each written one poem
Michael Dickman currently ems, Michael Dickman is brief, about the other.
has a fellowship at Princeton lyrical, includes dark humor and English Professor Prescott
University, which Thomas said writes “about things that are be- Evarts said that he will be go-
is known to be one of the most yond the universe, beyond the ing to the event. “I go to all of
prestigious. As part of the teach- earth. Family figures may be in them, have asked students in my
ing fellowship, he receives another world, or in space, or in creative writing class to attend,
60,000 dollars to continue writ- this eerie darkness, not neces- and I think both brothers, in
ing his poems. He has also won sarily this earth.” their different ways, have vital
the 2008 Narrative Prize About their writing, Thom- strengths that bode well for a
Matthew Dickman has also re- as said, “I love their original- new generation of poets.”
ceived fellowships from the Fine ity. There is an oddness to their Evarts also assigned two po-
Arts Work Center in Provinc- imaginative scenes. Their poems ems for his class, “Slow Dance”
etown, the Michener Center for are dream-like, but so real, and and “My Father Full of Light,”
Writers, and the Vermont Studio poignant.” and asked his class to read and
Centers. Topics the Dickman brothers discuss them. “Slow Dance”
Marketing Coordinator of the cover in their works are child- consists of lyrics such as, “Two
Arts Barbara Powderly, cannot hood, family, and their home men in the middle of the room.
make the presentation due to a growing up in Portland, Oregon. When I dance with him, one of
conf licting work schedule, but Examples of their neighbor- my great loves, he is absolutely
said, “I love the unpretentious hood can be found in Matthew’s human, and when he turns to dip
nature of their work and how it “Lents District,” where he states, me or I step on his foot because
makes poetry very approach- “Dear Lents, dear 82nd avenue, we are both leading, I know that
able.” dear 92nd and Foster, I am your one of us will die first and other
Powderly also said that stu- strange son. You saved me when will suffer.”
dents should be encouraged to I needed saving, your arms Thomas, who is also an iden-
go see these poets’ presentations wrapped around my bassinet like tical twin, said he also has a
because of the shared energy they patrol cars wrapped around the personal empathy towards the
will give off to the audience. school yard.” poets. His brother was a world
“Students should open their Thomas said that the brothers percussionist, who would col-
minds and take advantage of grew up in a home with a single laborate with Thomas during
new experiences while at school. mother, and had an absent father. high school. As Thomas would
We bring the Arts to you. What Michael’s piece, “Scary Parents,” read aloud poems, his twin
is easier than that? Live perfor- covers this topic. would play a variety of per-
mances not only make the work Because one of their central cussions to set the mood in the
more visceral, but forge connec- subjects is childhood, Thomas background.
tions within the audience and said that their works will attract Thomas hopes the students
community with all that shared all audiences. “What else is in- will enjoy this event. “I want
energy. Consider the energy of teresting is that they are identi- students to walk away with their
Woodstock. Specifically, I think cal twins, who write about the own ideas of poetry and litera-
this presentation may surprise world in completely different ture somehow changed and en-
many students with how poetry ways,” Thomas said. riched.”
can be universal and available to The Dickmans have never The Dickman brothers have
all. It may shatter some miscon- collaborated on writing a poem been featured in Poets and Writ- PHOTO COURTESY of mollycorinne.wordpress.com
ceptions and stereotypes,” Pow- together, but they have been to- ers and The New Yorker. Michael and Matthew Dickman, both award-winning poets
derly said. gether in doing readings. The event will begin at 4:30 with very different writing styles from one another, will
The brothers are known to “We are one of the few univer- pm, and is free and open to the present several of their poems to University in Wilson Hall
contrast in their writing styles sities to have them both here,” public. Auditorium on Wednesday, December 9.
December 9, 2009 Announcement The Outlook 5
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6 The Outlook OpiniOn / EditOrial December 9, 2009
t hE o utLook Live Fast, Give Thanks
Frank Gogol E ditor - in -C hiEf
The OuTlOOk STaff look appreciates them. So, to both Lisa and Sarah, we
Taylor Corvino M anaging E ditor There are two individuals who thank you and wish you the best
This is a strange time of year we would like to extend a special of luck in your endeavors and ad-
Eric Walsh S Enior E ditor for college students. Finals are thanks to. The first is Sarah Al- ventures beyond this university’s
Gina Columbus E ditor - at -L argE quickly approaching. Seniors are yse Jamieson, our opinion editor. walls.
preparing to enter their final se- Her dedication to this newspaper We would also like to thank
Professor John Morano a dviSor mester of college. Freshmen are is of the highest caliber and her you, the readers and members of
moving passed the MU com-
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the readers and members of the
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pass us by. MU community for your continued couldn’t do this
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much happen- support thus far this year. We couldn’t We also like to
leave you with a
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over the course do this without you. final thought, or
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So Long Monmouth University
Sarah alySe JamieSon most, I would like to thank my num- highlight my many achievements, in and Paris trip, next month. You are Catholic Center buddies! Anna, Sar-
opinion editor ber one role model, my Mother. She your Senior Seminar class! truly an intelligent man, probably the ah, Aaron, Danielle, Gabby, Emily
has always been there for me, from Spring 2009, I was an editor of the brightest that I know. Thank you for and everyone else; good luck in the
December 2009 is here, and it the encouragement to enroll to attend Night and Day magazine, for Profes- all of your countless help! future! I’ll miss you all! Mrs. J., Mr.
looks like the time has come for me Monmouth University to the 7 a.m. sor Kristine Simoes Internship class. Thirdly, I would like to thank all of J. and Mrs. Z., you all better keep in
to complete another important step wake up calls, every morning. Mom, Thank you for all your help Bill my wonderful friends. Thank you for touch! I will definitely stop by the
in my life, Graduate from University you’re the best! Bodkin and the other editors of that all of your help and support. Katie, Center, when I visit!
with a degree. I can truly say that I magazine! It was great work experi- Laura and Lindsey, I couldn’t ask for James Patrick, I cannot tell you
have grown and matured so much ence which will help me in the near better friends. Suzanne and Chris-
in my 4 ½ years here, at MU. I have future! tina, you 2 were my inspirations to
been educated fully to pursue a ca- Thanks Scott Knauer, for keeping switch my major to a study in Com-
reer in my field of Communication me employed, since freshman year! munication. Thank you for that!
with a concentration in Journalism Sorry that I was late so many times! To all the editors of the Outlook,
and Public Relations along with my I love Thursdays, Pay Day! I hope to I can just tell you right now that
minors of Sociology and Religious always have awesome bosses, like Monday nights and Tuesday after-
Studies. I have taken on many roles you! noons won’t be the same without me
which highlighted me as a very I am so pleased that I began to there, with my big mouth. Frank, we
well-rounded individual and also write for the Outlook, in the spring have our issues, but thanks for all
strengthened my leadership and or- of 2007, my sophomore year, and your help. You’re a great guy! Gina,
ganizational skills, the Opinion Edi- thank you Professor John Morano for Sandra, Eric, Andrew, Brett, Taylor,
tor of the Outlook and the President Secondly, I would like to thank offering me the Opinion Editor posi- Diana, Sandy, Lisa, Chris Netta andhow happy I am to have found you!
of the Sociology Club. my many professors who have taught tion that following fall. Writing as an everyone else, I’ll miss you all! I love you, I cannot wait for our Ire-
My time here at Monmouth Uni- me. I have truly learned a great deal. editor has widened my horizon. Sociology club has been the best!
land and Paris trip, and I’m excited
I would like to send out a special Thank you Professor Nancy Mezey, I hope that I have served you well,for our future!
thank you to a few professors who I your Intro. to Sociology class, which as your President. Alli, thanks for all
All my other friends that I have
have had numerous times; Professor I took in the spring semester of my met here at MU; Amanda, Tom, An-
Andrew Demirjian, Professor Elea- freshman year, led me to becoming thony, Ted, Chris, Lauren, Rob, B
nor Novek, Professor Robert Huber, a Sociology minor, and taking part in Wash, Laura and many, many more!
Dean Michael Thomas, Professor the Sociology club. I am very thank- You better all come to my Gradua-
Nancy Mezey, Professor John Mo- ful to you for all of your aid. tion party!
rano, and last but not least Professor Professor Pasquale Simonelli, Lastly, I would like to thank my
Pasquale Simonelli. I cannot tell you what can I say? You’re the best! therapists. Lori, Dawn, Emily, Nicole
how grateful I am to have been edu- Thank you very much for helping and Dr. Domingo, without your help,
cated by all of you. me through Western Civ. 102, and all I never would have had the courage
Thank you, Professor Lorna the assistance that you have provided or the strength to make it into and
versity has truly prepared me to face Schmidt for all of your support and me with since then. I became a Reli- out of college. You all hold a special
the world, and I would like to say advice. You are a great help! gious Studies minor with your sup- place in my heart! Pat yourselves on
thank you to many who have lead me Dr. Sherry Wien, thank you for port! I hope to travel the world, like your help this year! the back ladies; I Graduated!
to where I am today. First and fore- helping me to create my portfolio and you have, starting with my Ireland I will definitely miss all of my See ya Monmouth!
“The Answer to Life’s Problems Comes From Within”
Karen DiSarno (emphasis mine.) In other words, to are holes in the ground. and I saw the tears flowing from her ily to live a healthy and normal life.
StAFF Writter lift this world back up, we must ease I was there to build a home for a eyes, I had a change of heart. I’ve been sponsoring Jamila for three
the suffering. There’s nothing wrong family of five. The house we built Even if we had just came in and put years now with a small amount of
Mother Teresa once said, “Let no with a little compassion, you know. In them was only the size of about a one down cement on their original home, twenty-eight bucks a month. She now
one ever come to you without leav- fact, helping others helps you. Even car garage here in the states. It sounds that would have increased their health has food, an education and medical
ing better and happier. Be the living the Dalai Lama said, “If you want so small, but to them, just to have ce- by 80%. Just taking one week out of treatment for her and her family. I’ve
expression of God’s kindness: kind- others to be happy, practice compas- ment floor was luxury. There was no my life to practice compassion cre- changed that little girl’s life just from
ness in your face, kindness in your sion. If you want to be happy, practice floor in their old home…the ground ated a whole new life for this family. taking my right hand and writing out
eyes, kindness in your smile.” In the compassion.” was their floor; full of bugs, ants, and This was the best week of my life. a check once a month. It can be that
Bible, 1 John 3:18 says “Let us love, You ever hear the saying, “The an- earwigs. Don’t even get me started Okay, so I’m not saying you have to easy.
not in word or speech, but in truth and swer to life’s problems comes from on how gross earwigs are. Not only travel all the way to Mexico to prac- Practicing compassion isn’t always
action.” Martin Luther King Jr. once within?” Or “All daring comes from was there no floor, there was no clean tice compassion. Compassion, kind- doing drastic things like traveling
said, “Everybody can be great be- within?” Well, according to the Bi- water, no electricity, and no beds. The ness and humility start right here. out of the country or giving money
cause anybody can serve. You don’t ble, the problem is within. Scripture mother and father slept on a wooden Imagine what our world would be like monthly. It can be as easy as smiling
have to have a college degree to serve. tells us in Jeremiah 17:9, “The hu- board on one side of the room, and if every person receiving an income to a stranger, holding the door open
You don’t have to make your subject man heart is the most deceitful of all their three girls slept on another in America gave 10% of that income for the person behind you, sending
and verb agree to serve. You only need things, and desperately wicked. Who wooden board on the other side…talk to charities, to the poor, or people like out a greeting card, or sitting with
a heart full of grace. A soul generated really knows how bad it is?” This is about a wake up call. the family in Mexico. I know what your elderly neighbor. I urge you to
by love.” In Colossians 3:12, Paul tells why the act of compassion can be es- By the time we were finished, we you’re thinking. It’s impossible. Is it? practice compassion at least once a
us, “Clothe yourselves with compas- pecially hard for us, for in this day and built the same size home as their first, Maybe you’re thinking in the grand day. You will not only bring happi-
sion, kindness, humility, gentleness age especially, we look out more for but added walls for separate rooms, scheme of things. Maybe you’re pic- ness to others, you will bring happi-
and patience.” ourselves than others. But here is the and we each all chipped in our own turing everyone as a whole doing this ness to yourself.
For thousands of years, compas- good news. We can have a “change of money to buy them furniture. The together. In truth, it’s an individual de- Being there for someone who is
sion has been preached. Yet we still heart.” mother couldn’t believe it. Furni- cision. It starts with one. If I can do it suffering and giving a caring hand
fall short. If we want this world to Volunteering is one of the best ture? That’s something she had never and you can do it and you’re neighbor may just be the answer to this fallen
be a better place, we must be more ways to have a change of heart and seen before. They had a home, with down the street can do it, why can’t world. A little act of kindness from
compassionate, for we live in a fallen to practice compassion. Recently, I an actual front door, an actual roof, everyone else? It’s an individual act; one person goes a long way. Imagine
world. Compassion can be defined as spent some time in Ensenada, Mexi- electricity and beds. We had changed not a group act. how far it can go if every one was in
“a feeling of deep sympathy and sor- co. This is not a place for vacation or their lives and they were so incredibly Jamila is a seven-year-old girl from on it. In the words of the recent Amer-
row for another who is stricken by all inclusive resorts. It is a place that grateful, and it felt good to be able to Chile who just a short while ago had ican author, Marjorie Pay Hinckley,
misfortune, accompanied by a strong is poverty stricken, where clean water help in any way possible. The mo- no food, no education, and no medi- “Be kind. Everyone you meet is fight-
desire to alleviate the suffering” is nonexistent, and where most toilets ment the mother saw her new home cal treatment for her and her fam- ing a hard battle.”
Energy Conservation is Too Grand an Idea to Grasp
Karen DiSarno a college student I try to familiarize is for students to “get connected” they remain plugged in. 2. Switch off AmeriCorps to honor the teachings
StAFF Writter myself with what is going on in the with the community and help spread your lights and your TV: Personally, of Martin Luther King Jr. and his
world because I know that eventu- the idea of energy conservation. It all I forget to turn off my lights nearly message of service and education.
To some students, the concept of ally everything that is going on in begins with us. Although the con- every time I walk out of the room. During this event, Energy Service
energy conservation is too grand an the “real world” will affect me. The cept of energy conservation is fairly Remembering simple things like this Corps will be educating the youth
idea to grasp. Some of us have the energy crisis, however, is not one of new it has quickly become one of the is the easiest change you can make in local communities about energy
mindset that what we do in our lives those problems that will only affect most talked about issues in our coun- in your routine. 3. Wash your clothes conservation. They will be teaching
cannot possibly have an impact on us when we leave college; it has a try. At times, college students are less often: No, it’s not a typo. Finally, hands on lessons about inexpensive
the rest of the world. If you’re like profound effect on us right now. That especially guilty of wasting energy. an excuse for college students not to ways to ensure that their homes are
me than you probably think to your- is why it is important to educate our- We have access to all of this infor- wash their clothes! But on a more more energy efficient and other help-
self, “How could my lax attitude to- selves and others about this concept. mation about new ways to conserve serious note, washing your clothes ful tips on how to waste less energy.
ward energy conversation affect the Why is it important to conserve energy. Despite this, most of us still less often, or waiting until you have After all, as Lim said, the greatest
world?” energy? “Because we can,” said waste energy as if we get paid to do a larger load until you do your laun- way to ensure a continuing effort in
In some ways you are justified in Aimee Lim, Campus Director of it. However, in reality, we all know dry is a great way to save water and solving the energy crisis is to “invest
thinking like that. Chances are your Energy Service Corps at Monmouth college students don’t get paid to do electricity. in the future.”
failure to turn off your lights when University. Energy Service Corps anything! These are just some of the many Ultimately, whether it’s volunteer-
you leave your room will not cause is a joint project of NJPIRG and the According to Lim, students can ways college students can conserve ing or making small personal chang-
a catastrophic disaster like a scene AmeriCorps. It is a state-wide, stu- make the change toward a more en- energy in our daily lives. There are es, energy conservation is something
out of 2012. On the other hand, your dent-funded, and student-directed ergy efficient lifestyle by making also other ways to help solve the that every Monmouth Student can do.
decision to conserve energy may program that works to improve ener- several easy changes in our daily energy crisis. The Energy Service “One small effort counts,” said Lim.
just have a bigger impact than you gy efficiency in the local community. lives. She offered some changes for Corps at Monmouth is always look- “Not in itself, but because it causes
thought. Energy Service Corps is based on students to implement in their own ing for volunteers to help bring the more things to happen.” One student
One of the main problems with five college campuses in New Jersey, routines: 1. Unplug your appliances: issue to the forefront. One of their making a change towards a more en-
energy conservation is that it is still including Monmouth University. Even if you have turned off your ap- biggest events this year is Education ergy efficient lifestyle can be a catalyst
a relatively new concept. I know as To Lim, the most important thing pliances they will consume energy if Week, which is a joint project with for other positive things to happen.
8 The Outlook Club & Greek December 9, 2009
Editor Note: The Club and Greek page contains articles written by the student members of these organizations. The Outlook is not
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Talent continued from pg. 1 but they also had no budget, which
means it came out of their own pock-
(Jay Sales), with their guitar and Alisha Vitaletti, a member of the
hand drum act of their song “34.” group commented on the show. “To
Second place prize of $100 went to me, this event was really important
Heather Postel with a very exciting because not only did it showcase our
violin solo to the song “The Land- abilities as Music Industry students,
lord’s Walk.” First place prize of $150 but more importantly it gave us the
went to Jessica Pyrdsa. She sang her chance to reach out and do some-
original song “I Need A Fix,” while thing worthwhile with our time.
playing piano. The judges comment- Helping raise money for a cause like
ed that she sounded like Joss Stone. the Wounded Warrior Project is what
All the proceeds of the show went really made us all proud. At the end
to the nonprofit organization The of the day, we’ll always look back on
Wounded Warriors Project. The it and smile.”
event collected over $2,200 in ticket Maria Walling was also very ex-
sales and donations. The mission cited about the results of the show.
of The Wounded Warrior’s Project “This show was our baby and watch-
is to raise awareness and enlist the ing it come to life was one of the most
injured want yourand women, to more proudnews results. Allin The
men organization’s latest of the posted of
Do you service the needs of severely rewarding experiences. I couldn’tour Outlook? Win
public’s aid for be
award and want service mem- hard Now you can! Send in a short blurb to
an help severely injured to tell everyone?work really paid off.”
bers aid and assist each other, and Stefanie Moelius, a junior Music
lastly to provide unique, direct pro- Industry student who was hand-
grams and services to meet the needs ing out programs boasted about the
of severely injured service members. show. “I thought the show was awe-
The students of the Applied Mu- some, and everyone was so talented! Photo Courtsey of olivia hanson
sic II class included: Alisha Vitaletti, There were so many different talents. Students, Professors, and thier friends and families came together at Monmouth’s Got
Angela Pautz, Maria Walling, Jess I was volunteering to help out my fel- Talent to raise money for the Wounded Warrior fund.
Palmisano, Zachary Dinger, Nicole low music industry classmates, and Monmouth’s Got Talent was a Monmouth students and faculty will on The Wounded Warrior Project
Tegge, and Ryan Morano. Not only also because it was a great event for huge success and wonderful ex- continue to show support towards please visit: www.woundedwarrior-
did they coordinate the entire show, a great cause.” perience for everyone involved. our troops. For more information project.org.
Dear Monmouth University Students and For further information, please contact Marilyn
Employees: Ward in The Center for Student Success on the
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It’s the time of year to spread joy and at 732‐571‐4411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
happiness! Please help your local
SGA Giving Tree
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The annual SGA Giving Tree provides the
this holiday season.
opportunity to help a needy family during the
holidays. Trees will be set up on the first floor of
the Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Plangere
Center and the Dining Hall. Take a tag from the tree
to help a family referred by the Visiting Nurse
Association, CPC Behavioral Health, Checkmate, the
Long Branch Public Schools and other agencies.
The Bookstore is collecting non‐perishable food
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Have some extra time? Those who bring in 6 cans or packages will receive a
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Volunteer at Holiday Express events!
University imprinted clothing and giftware. Items
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7:30pm at CPC Behavioral out‐of‐date food will be accepted.
Health @ Highpoint School, 1
High Point Center Way, Holiday Express
This organization provides entertainment and
• Monday December 14, 10:30am gifts for those less fortunate, including the
‐ 1:30pm @ Ocean Mental developmentally disabled, the elderly and
Health @Elks Club, 600 disadvantaged children. As a non‐profit
Washington St., Toms River, NJ organization that started in 1993, this volunteer
group sings for ‐ and gives gifts to ‐ those who
To volunteer call 732‐571‐4411. need it most. Holiday Express Concerts are at
many different venues each year. Volunteers
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December 9, 2009 Club & Greek The Outlook 9
Club and Greek Announcements
PsI ChI the day at the hospital with their lobby of Plangere throughout the care system, Monmouth Medical is of 18-24 use Facebook to shape
sick children. This gave Psi Chi two weeks for all looking to do- able to treat children in the most ef- their reality. A viewing of the
On behalf of the Monmouth members the opportunity to spend nate. In exchange for a donation, fective way for them to get back on documentary will be held on De-
University chapter of Psi Chi, the time with the faculty and to give baked goods will be available for the right track to health. cember 22 for Communication
National Honor Society for psy- back to the community. donators to enjoy. The Pediatric faculty members. Time and loca-
chology students, I would like to On campus, Psi Chi has hosted Center of Monmouth Medical eNeRGY seRVICe CORPs tion TBA.
take the opportunity to welcome and assisted in hosting various ac- is looking for new toys for chil-
all first year students and return- tivities. One of the most impor- dren of all ages and any dona- Energy Service Corps is a state- NBs- alPha ePsIlON RhO
ing students. I hope everyone had tant is the Semi-Annual Under- wide service program, working to
an enjoyable summer. graduate Psychology Department tions will be greatly appreciated.
Toy drop off locations will be make our local communities more Need that perfect gift with a
Now that the fall semester is un- Research Conference. This con- energy efficient. We would like to personal touch? Still believe in
derway, I would like to give you ference takes place at the end of in the Communication depart-
some information about Psi Chi. It the fall and spring semesters. Stu- ment offices, the radio station invite students of the University to Santa? Well then NBS has a spe-
is quite an honor to a part of this dents who have completed their and the student center informa- volunteer for our first event, Edu- cial event for you, Pictures with
organization, and one to which all thesis, which is their own research tion booth. When asked about cation Week, going on January Santa! For just 5dollars a picture,
psychology majors should aspire. study, present their research find- the importance of donating this 12th-15th. We will visit classrooms, you can wish you and your loved
In addition to being an active ings in the form of a poster or pa- holiday season PRSSA fundrais- 4th through 8th grade, throughout ones a Happy Holiday. Come
and productive member within Psi per presentation. Last semester’s ing director Allison Barrow said the state and teach lessons about hang out with Santa and his elves
Chi, the following academic re- poster and paper presentations “We ask everyone to make what- energy conservation. It’s a great in the Plangere Center lobby on
quirements are necessary to main- were outstanding. ever monetary donation they can way to give back to the commu- Wednesday Dec 9th and 16th
tain membership within Psi Chi: Psi Chi installed a new Execu- afford or to donate a new toy to nity and improve the lives of chil- from 11 am to 2:30 pm and sit on
•Completion of at least three se- tive Board for the upcoming year, these children who are facing dren, so join the fun! There are Santa’s lap one more time.
mesters of college courses and we are working on some very hard times at such an early age. internships available also. Please Irene Serrano
•Completion of nine cred- exciting activities. As our plans Everyone deserves a happy holi- stop by the Energy Service Corps NBS member
its (3 courses) in Psychology at come together, we will send out day season.” office on the third floor of the Stu-
Monmouth University information. So, please stay tuned Monmouth Medical is apart of dent Center to come and check us small GROuP COmm.FOOd dRIVe
•Registration for major or mi- for Psi Chi announcements. the St. Barnabas health care sys- out!
nor standing in Psychology at Again, we want to welcome all tem. Starting in 1968, Monmouth There will be a food drive for the
Monmouth University incoming first-year students and re- Medical’s pediatric center worked COmm. semINaR suRVeY Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean
•A cumulative GPA of 3.00 and turning students to Monmouth Uni-
a GPA of 3.00 in Psychology at versity. Have a great fall semester! towards becoming a leader in child- Counties that will be sponsored
Monmouth University. hood health within the region on Professor Hetzel’s Commu- by Small Group Comm - Team
Psi Chi is active in the commu- treating children as young as infants nication Senior Seminar class 2. This is going to be an ongoing
nity and on campus. For example, PRssa aNd the x through teenagers dealing with se- has been conducting a research event from now until December
last semester, members of Psi Chi rious diseases. With innovative study on Facebook and computer 11th. Collection boxes are located
and the Psychology Department PRSSA and The X are spon- treatments and advanced technol- mediated communication. The on the 1st floor of Bey Hall and
faculty worked side by side at the soring a holiday toy drive to ogy, Monmouth Medical’s pediatric students have been working hard Plangere and this is for cans and
Ronald McDonald House prepar- benefit Monmouth Medical from center is able to care to the specific sending out surveys, adminis- non-perishables only, this means
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10 The Outlook Study AbroAd December 9, 2009
Escape from New South Wales
One student’s adventures outside of University
JordAnnA spAulding On 3 November, the entire state ams, spend some time at the beach- finish in May. again?” We have grown to know
Staff Writer of Victoria shut down as a bank es and in the City and say good-bye Christmas will be bittersweet. I each other over the past few months
holiday in honour of the Melbourne to some people I have made really will see my family and friends who I and are now more like a family. One
The past six weeks since I have Cup. This is the Australian Spring good friends with. With that, I am have missed over the past 5 months, of the hardest things about travel-
been back in the Sydney area from carnival, which is similar to the going to travel around New Zealand but at the same time I will have ling is not knowing when or if you
Spring break, my time has been American enthusiasm towards the for two and a half weeks solo. This lost complete freedom to do what I will see these friends again. But for
dedicated to making the best of Superbowl. On this day, the only is going to be my time to stare at want. Responsibilities will kick in now, I’m still in Australia and I will
living in New South Wales. I have places that stay open are the pubs the natural beauty of New Zealand and I won’t be able to travel as free- make the most of the next 2 weeks
discovered more of the city and cul- and bars as well as the race track. in Christchurch, Queenstown, Mil- ly. I will also leave this apartment. of living in the Village. It’s not my
ture by going on adventures into the If an establishment is neither of ford Sound, Wellington, Auckland, Macquarie University Village unit time to say farewell and I’m plan-
city. There is so much excitement to these, then it is closed in honour of and the Bay of Islands. With all of 8, room 3 will no longer be mine. ning to wait until the last minute. I
just hop on a bus or train and get- the Cup. The plan was to enjoy the this, I will make it home to New Saying good-bye to my roommates will miss everyone I have met here
ting off at a stop I haven’t been to Cup from a few different pubs and Jersey within days of Christmas. and friends will be extremely hard but come Christmas, it will be time
before or going to a favourite spot take in the hype that comes along At that point, I will have spent 5 because we all live in different plac- to hit reality again and come back
and thinking how great it is to be with it. And that’s just what I did. I months travelling as a farewell to es around the world and the ques- to New Jersey until my next adven-
here. And most of those adventures met a bunch of people from all over, my undergraduate degree which I tion stands, “when I will see them ture.
tasted better by the fine dining cui- including California and New Zea-
sine of a take-away meat pie and a land. We spent the day together and
Magnum ice-cream bar. were just as excited as the Aussies.
Some of the best places to go Getting back to Sydney became
in the New South Wales area in- just as much of an adventure as my
clude the Rocks, which is the colo- time spent in Melbourne and once I
nial neighbourhoods of Sydney, is got back to the Village, it’s always
nestled at the base of the Harbour good to be home.
Bridge. This is one of my favourite The beach life is a major part of
areas of the city. It’s where you can living in Australia. Staying in New
really get an idea of how Sydney South Wales but escaping from the
developed because the buildings are Sydney suburbs, I headed up the
well maintained and still have small coast to Newcastle, a beach town
pubs which offer a homely atmo- full of surfers and university stu-
sphere. Other adventures around dents from Newcastle University.
the Sydney area have included go- This trip commenced with relaxing
ing to Bondi Beach in search of a the afternoon away at a restaurant at
slice of home; a pizzeria called, “I ♥ the wharf listening to a live reggae
NJ Pizza.” But instead I impulsively band with my friends. We ended
found myself walking through a up spending the latter part of the
town called Mascot where I found night with new friends who were
another bakery with meat pies cov- travelling through Australia from
ered in mash and gravy. the UK. It’s always nice to travel
Quests in the past half of the se- and meet people who aren’t locals
mester have crossed state borders as well because it’s a great oppor-
into Victoria to sightsee along the tunity to share stories. The next 2
Great Ocean Road and to celebrate days I spent relaxing on the beach
the Melbourne Cup. For two and a in the sunshine and walking around
half days, I spent time in Victoria, downtown Newcastle.
both in Melbourne and on a tour of Over the past week, classes have
the Great Ocean Road. The Great concluded and finals have begun. At
Ocean Road is a road that goes along the same time, several friends that
the southern border of Australia that I have made here have ducked out
was built in memory of the Austra- early and headed back to the States.
lia soldiers who died in the World For some reason, people seemed to
Wars. Along this roadway there are be in a rush to get out of Australia
various photo opportunities to gaze and head home for Thanksgiving.
at the natural land bridges and other On the contrary to their decisions,
phenomena that have happened as I plan to spend as much time in this
a result of water erosion including, area of the world as I can. For the
the famous Twelve Apostles. next 2 weeks I have to finish my ex-
Frequently Asked questions
Where can I go?
Monmouth University cur- available courses on the Cádiz,
rently offers three semester pro- Spain FAQ’s page.
grams. You can choose to study
abroad in London, England, We also offer in summer, a
at Regent’s College, and/or in four-week program in Florence,
Sydney, Australia, at Macquarie Italy through our affliation with
University and/or in Florence, Lorenzo de’ Medici. Students
Italy at Lorenzo de’ Medici (fall take 6 credits in courses ranging
only). The England & Italy se- from the Arts, Social Science,
mesters run along similar times Business and Italian Language.
as our own. In Australia, the See available courses in the
fall semester begins in late July ‘Initial Information Packet’.
and runs through late Novem-
ber; the spring semester begins The College Consortium of
in late February and ends in late International Studies (CCIS)
June. also provides study abroad in
80 programs offered in more
During the summer (typically than 30 countries. Monmouth
from late June through July), University is a member of this
we offer a six-week Cádiz, highly respected partnership of
Spain, program. Students take colleges and universities.
6 credits while receiving ex-
cellent instruction in Spanish For more information, visit
courses, ranging from begin- the Study Abroad webpage at photo courtesy of Jordanna spaulding
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are kept small and intimate for study_abroad or call (732) 263- Below: Students enjoy their time in Sydney by visiting the landpark theme park, Luna
optimal language learning. See 5774. Park.
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12 The Outlook EntErtainmEnt December 9, 2009
Two Brothers, A Girl, And One Dramatic Story
Matthew Fisher life and help around the house. characters have to be just as
Staff Writer Their distant relationship breaks strong to keep up. Luckily,
down and they find themselves Sheridan gets three great actors
Now that December is here, it connecting to one another, emo- of their generation, Maguire,
means that the semester is almost tionally and somewhat physical- Portman, and Gyllenhaal, who
over, people are shopping non- ly. Just as Grace is getting on do just that.
stop for the holidays, and movie with her life, she gets more star- Portman does a fine job as
studios are releasing a slew of tling news. Sam is still alive. Grace and brings a genuine per-
films that are all competing for As Sam returns home, a part formance as this mother who
an Oscar. Among the films to of him seems lost. He isn’t the must deal with this tragic event.
consider for this coveted award same person anymore and shows She also creates her role to be
is Brothers. The movie is a very signs of change. Soon, tensions a very charming and motherly
powerful drama that grabs audi- rise within the family as Sam one. She grounds the charac-
ences with its emotional content finds himself trying to deal with ter and makes her feel real. In
and never goes away. a life that he doesn’t recognize addition to Portman’s role, the
Screenwriter David Benioff anymore. movie really seems to belong to
(The Kite Runner) and director Sheridan shows that he under- Maguire and Gyllenhaal, who
Jim Sheridan (In America) work stands Benioff’s script and is are fantastic as these two broth-
wonderfully together. Adapting able to brilliantly translate that ers who care and then fight with
the Danish film, Brødre, by Su- to the screen. He handles the re- each other.
sanne Bier and Anders Thomas lationships with an amazing ease One of the film’s best achieve-
Jensen, Benioff and Sheridan put and shows how the distance and ments is Maguire’s performance
their own signature to the pic- closeness between the characters as Sam. After playing Spider-
Photo Courtesy of www. silive.com
ture. change throughout the movie. In Man for three films (with a
Maguire and Gyllenhaal play two brothers and best friends.
fourth one on the way), it seems
that audiences can only think of
him as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
instead of anyone else. Well, he
makes audiences see differently
with his amazingly intense and
raw performance as a marine
who seems lost. He screams, he
lets spit f ly out of his mouth, he
looks at the world with a glossy
glare, and he is a tough son of a
Maguire generates a very
strong performance in the film.
For example, at one point he de-
stroys the kitchen that Tommy
and his friends helped to reno-
vate with his fists and a crow
bar. He is terrifying as he loses
himself and screams at Portman,
“You know what I did to get back
to you?!” Maguire’s talent is ev-
ident in this wonderful film by
showing people that he can get Photo Courtesy of www. nj.com
into the mindset of a really bro- Maguire and Portman play a married couple who must be
ken character without having to separated when Maguire is deployed to Afghanistan.
wear spandex. He really proves
his worth as a fine actor.
Gyllenhaal works best when
he plays a dramatic character.
That is to say he can be good in
other film genres (such as the
trailer for the upcoming Prince
of Persia: The Sands of Time
shows), but he is terrific when he
Photo Courtesy of www. collider.com
plays a regular person with real
The new movie Brothers is now in theathers nationwide. world troubles like in Brokeback
Mountain or October Sky.
Gyllenhaal is great as Tommy
Brothers is about Marine Capt. addition to this, he introduces especially when he has to prove
Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire), the characters with such talent to his father over and over again
who is married to his high school that audience feels that they’ve that he can be just as good as
sweetheart, Grace, (Natalie known these characters forever. Sam. He makes this character
Portman) and has two daughters. He makes audiences care for feel bitter at first but develops
Sam also has a younger brother, these characters and follow them and matures him to be a very
Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal), who through good and bad times. good uncle and person. He
is less motivated than him and However, it is how Sheridan makes viewers see how Tommy
has just been released from jail handles the drama of the film is the anchor that Grace needs to
for attempted robbery. Just as by making it feel like bobbing start living her life again. Photo Courtesy of www. filmofilia.com
Tommy is getting settled into up and down on a wave, as one However, the only issue with Gyllenhaal provides support for his brother’s wife and chil-
life without bars, Sam is getting event comes and goes as another the film is that when the focus dren while he is away at war.
ready to be deployed to Afghani- is ready to happen. Even when jumps between Sam in Afghani-
stan. As Sam works with his sol- there are silent moments, he is stan and Grace back home, the what is going to happen between powerful tale to watch. Audi-
diers overseas, Tommy works to able to make the scene speak vol- war part of the story comes Grace and Tommy but not with ences might be surprised by the
fix his life but can’t seem to get umes of detail and focus the at- off as more interesting. These Sam. This hooks people in with outstanding performances of
a handle on it and, Grace must tention on the characters to help scenes with Sam are some of all its uncertainty, especially the leads, the wonderful direc-
fill in the role of a sibling to help develop it. the most intense and life chang- when the director hides some tion, and a spectacular dramatic
him. While it is tough to say right ing parts of the film. It is very things from the screen to make story.
However, things change when now if any of the actors will get engaging that people will want the moment more nerve-racking. At the viewing I went to, the
Sam and his company are in a an Oscar nod for their perfor- to see more only for the movie Sheridan redeems himself, audience was so silent after the
helicopter doing recon work and mances, it is easier to think that to cut to Grace, Tommy, and the though, with Sam’s return home movie ended and the credits be-
are hit by a missile and presumed Sheridan has yet another Oscar daughters. by bringing the story full circle gan as they continued to take in
dead. After Grace learns about nomination in front of him for It isn’t that Grace’s storyline and helping to focus all the ten- the emotional weight of this mov-
her husband’s death, she feels this remarkable drama he directs is uninteresting. It just doesn’t sion and drama in one place in- ie. This shows just what kind of
lost without him and wonders with such style. hold the viewer’s expectations as stead of two. impact this film can have on the-
what will happen now. Soon, In dramas, there’s always a much as Sam’s story. It appears Brothers is a very heavy film atergoers and maybe it will have
Tommy begins to enter Grace’s heavy story involved, and the that people will feel they know to deal with but is also a very the same effect for the Oscars.
December 9, 2009 EntErtainmEnt The Outlook 13
A Visual Cosmos:
An Interview with American Artist Everett Peck
Brian Blackman While in college I also started for an artist to be diversified and Question: You introduced ing series) until the early 70’s with
Staff Writer looking at a lot of Push Pin Studio entrepreneurial today is even Duckman in the pages of the the appearance of the somewhat
stuff as well as artists like Hienz greater. comic book Dark Horse Presents brilliant “Wait Till Your Father
From critically acclaimed ani- Edlemann, Daumier, and George There really wasn’t much hap- during the alternative press revo- Gets Home.” Then once again
mated programs such as Duck- Grosz. Grosz is especially appeal- pening at that time with anima- lution of the 1980’s. Your televi- primetime animated series basi-
man and Squirrel Boy, to the ing because of his social commen- tion. In my opinion there were two sion adaptation of the character cally go away until the premier of
pages of magazines like Rolling tary mixed with a strange, dis- events that kicked off the modern was also part of the prime-time the Simpsons in 1989. So we are
Stone and Entertainment Weekly, turbing surreal aspect. Plus the era of animation. One was the ap- animation renaissance of the early lucky to be living in age of peren-
the art of Everett Peck continues drawing surface is full of energy. pearance of the Simpsons and the 90’s. When you look at the comic nial primetime animation, oh joy!
to cross media barriers in shaping Artists whose work makes me say other was the animated feature book and animation industries to- I haven’t been following comics
our nation’s visual landscape. It is wow? Caravaggio, Jeff Koons, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. So day, do you still sense any of the too much lately so I can’t really
an honor to present the following Philip Guston. by the late 80’s/early 90’s anima- same openness to creativity and comment on them. I am aware of
interview with such an amazing Question: You have had a ca- tion had a new lease
force within the art world. He is reer that remains extensive and on life.
truly one of the most original and diverse, spanning a number of I had always been
influential artists in America to- different mediums such as comic interested in anima-
day. books, animation, and magazine tion and had done a
Question: Your work has had a illustration. How did you get your little animation design
big impact on many artists over start? I know that you did designs but now the opportuni-
the years. I feel that you for The Real Ghostbusters. ties where wide open.
have one of the most recogniz- Answer: I started my career I did a few projects for
able styles out there. Who are as an illustrator. I actually start- Sesame Street with
some of the individuals that in- ed working while I was still in an animation studio
spired you in your career? What school and then transitioned to named Klasky Csupo.
artists make you just look at their full time freelance. I started out I became friends with
work and say “wow”? doing small regional assignments Gabor Csupo and
Answer: That’s nice of you to then worked up to larger national/ pitched Duckman as
say. I had tons of influences over International ones. Over the years an animated series.
the years. When I was a kid, like I worked for almost all the major He liked it and one
most kids I guess, I really liked magazines and on various adver- year later we had a se-
Walt Disney. I either wanted to tising assignments. I got work ries on air.
work for him or Mad Magazine. mostly by just making the rounds It was a few years
Of course Mad magazine was and showing my portfolio when- later that I helped start
a showcase of great artists with ever I could. the animation division
very personalized styles and ap- I also dabbled in gag cartoon- at Sony studios where
proaches. Two of my favorite ing, T-shirts, greeting cards, and I worked on several
PHOTO COURTESY of Everett Peck
artists whose work appeared in a little bit of animation. In the projects including Ju-
Mad where Jack Davis and Basil eighties I started seriously pursu- manji, Ghostbusters, This piece of art captures the unique style of Everett Peck.
Wolverton. Wolverton’s stuff was ing painting. and Dragon Tails.
especially wild and crazy. I loved Throughout most of my illustra- Question: What would you sug- experimentation, or do you feel a general decline in the number of
it! tion career I was involved in teach- gest is the best way for someone that there has been a significant new humorous comics in recent
Growing up in Southern Cali- ing at the college level. In 1984 I to enter the art field and get their change in the attitude and goals years. I think it would be difficult
fornia I also really dug “car art” took over the Illustration program start? which are currently driving con- to launch a new humorous title
from guys like Big Daddy Roth. at Otis Art institute in LA (at that Answer: Like I mentioned, I temporary works? today compared to the early 90’s.
That whole scene had its epicen- time Otis/Parsons). I had a lot of think the best way to get started Answer: Good question. I do Also comic book publishers are
ter just north of me in sort of a great students over the years in- as a professional artist is by mak- feel animation is pretty much in a very concerned about the econo-
triangle from Burbank down to cluding Mark Ryden and Andrew ing connections. Probably the rut, especially primetime anima- my and the general decline of the
Downey and over to Long Beach. Brandou. In 1986 we hosted what best way to do that is through tion. By far the most supportive bookstore outlet system.
When I was older I had a mo- Art Guru Brad Benedict calls the education. Generally your first network for animation in the U.S. There is a lot of uncertainty
torcycle that I really wanted pin first “Lowbrow Art” exhibit ever. contacts come through your time has been Fox. The other networks about the future regarding all
stripped by Von Dutch but I never Robert Williams parked his hot in college. (with a few exceptions) can’t seem print media. In my opinion there
did, I had a local guy do it. It was rod right in the middle of the gal- Another possibility is to work to get anything going with prime- has been an esthetic shift as well,
OK, but it wasn’t Von Dutch. lery. I don’t think they ever did your way in through an estab- time animation. Fox has of course, more away from humor, at least in
In high school I got really inter- get the oil stain off the floor. lished business, but that’s more had several huge successes and print, and more toward a darker
ested in illustration as a career. I We had so many people lined difficult. The applied arts are a they seem interested in creating more pessimistic attitude. That is
also got into pen and ink drawing up around the block to get into complicated activity that requires new primetime animation. perfect for the Graphic Novel for-
and started looking at 19th pen the opening that the Fire Mar- a lot of imagination and technical Of course committing to a new mat with its large panels and very
and ink drawers. I was especially shal finally shut the place down. skill. That takes time and a lot animated series is a huge invest- visual format.
impressed with John Tenniel and Man, that was a fun night! But of specific instruction combined ment but even the Simpsons can’t Humorous comics generally
Heinrich Kley. I digress, what were we talking with trial and error to develop. go on forever (personally I’ve require smaller multi panels and
I also really liked modern pen about? Oh yeah, getting started in And like I mentioned before, this made a promise to myself not to much more dialogue to set up
drawers like Ronald Searle and Illustration. new era of applied art require art- watch any new Simpson episodes and deliver the joke. But there is
Alan Cober. I enrolled in college I think the same thing that was ists to be very creative and entre- after 2050). always an exception, that’s what
as an illustration major with a mi- true then is still true; it’s all about preneurial in their approach to the So what seems to be happening keeps it interesting!
nor in Art History. I had a great networking and personal con- profession and the development is that rather than creating truly Question: Duckman, like the
teacher named Dick Oden who nections. Web sites and Internet and promotion of their careers. new shows with different looks early episodes of The Simpsons,
really stressed the idea of illus- promotions are fine, but I think Question: How should a begin- and fresh characters, Fox just keep had a lot of heart behind it, defi-
tration as a form of individual ex- it’s really about being part of the ning artist handle rejection? What going back to the same formulas. nitely being more than a series
pression, which was fine with me. community. Also I feel the need has been some of your experi- So you get basically the same of mindless jokes. I think that is
ences, and how were you able to look, feel, and character types what makes the work of someone
overcome them? reprocessed into a new show. Not like Blake Edwards so special and
Answer: Being an illustrator is that they aren’t good shows, but it timeless. It can be silly, but it has a
like any other artist; you are al- would be great to see something sense of humanity in it. How were
ways subject to rejection on one really fresh. The last really differ- you able to successfully maintain
level or another. You just have to ent thing in primetime was South that balance in the show?
throw it off and keep going. That Park, and that’s been quite a while Answer: Yeah, that was some-
doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect you, ago. thing I really tried to stress in the
it does. So to answer your question I comic. Sure Duckman was a (jerk),
A friend of mine told me a story think primetime animation has but I always tried to give him a
about when he was starting out. reached a sort of plateau. Don’t realistic emotional base. That was
He was making the rounds to get me wrong, it’s a very high very important to me because,
several art directors in New York quality plateau, but I think we’re like you say, without that you
City. He was returning from a due for something really different have very predictable characters
particularly harsh criticism of to come on the scene and shake that are just comic foils. When we
his work and in a fit of despair things up. began the series I worked closely
he tossed his whole portfolio in And there will be something. with the head writers, Jeff Reno
a trashcan! He went back to his That’s the cool thing about prime- and Ron Osborn to keep that at-
apartment and started over. He time animation today; it’s be- titude intact.
went on to be quite successful. come part of our viewing culture. Question: One of Frank Zappa’s
The point is you’ve got to believe Prior to the early 90’s primetime last works was composing the
in yourself and keep going even animation was VERY rare and al- theme song to Duckman. Did you
when you get a sucky response to ways short-lived. In the 60’s there ever have a chance to meet him?
your work. were the Flintstones and then the Answer: Yes, I was fortunate to
When I was teaching I always Jetsons, both with very short runs meet with Frank a few times. He
told my students the most impor- in primetime. was a great guy and was very tight
tant thing to develop is a personal Then primetime animation dis- with his family. Of course his son
point of view, a way of looking at appears (I’m not counting some Dweezil did Ajax’s voice.
the world that is a true expression wonderful primetime animated Question: Will Duckman and
of your inner feelings and atti- specials like the “Peanuts” spe- Cornfed ever return?
PHOTO COURTESY of Everett Peck tude. Everything else, technique, cials, the Christmas shows, and Answer: Unfortunately, I don’t
Everett Peck composed the theme song to Duckman. marketing, etc. follows that. the “Bugs Bunny Show” I’m talk- see it in the near future.
14 The Outlook Features December 9, 2009
Campus Minister Mary Jakub Will be Truly
Missed at the Catholic Center
Sarah alySe JamieSon ual interests, faith and stories,” derstands the importance of Center.”
long, considering that I am a
opinion Editor Mr. Jakub said. community in Catholic campus “I will certainly miss being
freshman,” Danielle Fellona stat-
He will certainly miss being ministry. I am certainly going to in a strong relationship with
ed, “but Mrs. Jakub is a sweetie,
The Monmouth University involved in the Catholic Center miss her welcoming personality students,” Mrs. Jakub stated. “I
and she is hilarious! She certain-
Catholic Center has had Mrs. with his wife, but they will visit every Sunday,” said Reevey, who will definitely continue commu-
ly makes everyone feel welcome
Mary Jakub as the Campus Min- as much as they can. refers to himself as Mrs Jakub’s nication with the present Catho-
to the Center, as she surely did
ister for the past 10 years; she “My best memory from work- “adopted son.” lic Center students as I do with
with me, and we will miss her a
began to work in the Center in ing as a Campus Minister at the “I look forward to maintain- Alumni.”
February 1999, and she will be Catholic Center has been watch- “If it were not for Mrs. J.’s cha- ing contact with her in the future
retiring this fall 2009 semester. ing the students’ transforma- risma and devotion, I would most to keep her presence here at the
“The Center was truly re- tion from students attending the
“It’s been a real gift to me being in
likely not be here,” Julio Rodri-
opened when she started to work Catholic Center to becoming a guez stated. “I am very grateful
the presence of college students
at it,” stated Aaron Reevey, community, every year. They that she welcomed me into the
Graduate student. “Mrs. Jakub can all count on each other, and I Catholic Center.”
is very outgoing, and the Center
needed someone like her.”
see that every time we come to-
“It’s been a real pleasure
working with Mrs. Jakub, at the with their openness to life and their
“Father Fred, Pastor of Saint
Jerome’s, had asked me to take
“Mrs. J. is a wonderful part of
the Catholic Center,” stated Sar-
Center,” stated Mrs. Zambrano,
Business Administrator of the sharing of individual interests, faith
the job here, and I was honored
and blessed to.” Mrs. Jakub stat-
ah Clemency, junior. “She will
be greatly missed by all!”
Catholic Center. “I will miss her
so much, and it will not be the
ed. “I will miss the way she (Mrs. same without her.” Mrs. Mary Jakub
“I had been involved in areas J.) makes everyone who comes to “Mrs. J. is someone who un- Campus Minister
of training in suicide interven- the Catholic Centre feel so wel-
tion, to listening workshops. come,” senior Anna Clemency
I grew up in a strong Catholic declared.
home, and my husband, Lou and “I will miss her smiling face
I raised our family, 5 sons, and 2 and her words of wisdom. She
“My best memory from working as
a Campus Minister at the Catholic
Center has been watching the
students’ transformation from
students attending the Catholic
Center to becoming a community,
every year. They can all count on
each other, and I see that every time
we come together.”
Mrs. Mary Jakub
priests, also in a Catholic Faith makes the Catholic Center feel
filled environment. like a home away from home.
“It’s been a real gift to me be- She listens to your problems,
ing in the presence of college gives you advice, and laughs at photo courtesy of sarah Alyse Jamieson
students with their openness to your jokes.” Mrs. Jakub is shown here hugging two of her Catholic Center friends. The Catholic Center
life and their sharing of individ- “I haven’t known Mrs. J. that has always been a place for a home away from home under Mrs. Jakub.
recording artist Lisa Hannigan sits Down With The
Outlook to Talk Music and Much More
John yuro who holds her own on stage, and is powerful vocals, manage to sound fee table with her before her recent much to do that it’s terrifying and
contributing writEr clearly having the time of her life contemporary and timeless at the performance at the Gramercy The- exciting at the same time.
doing what she loves. same time. Creaks and squeaks atre in New York City during the Question: What would consti-
Lisa Hannigan originally gained The 28-year-old native of Ire- were all left in the recordings, opening night of her current North tute “better” for you? Something
prominence as the female vocal- land has described her sound as only adding to the album’s acous- American visit, Lisa Hannigan like writing in obscure key signa-
ist on Damien Rice’s first two al- “plinky-plonk rock,” and is cer- tic, realistic sound. took time after her soundcheck to tures or composing different lyr-
bums, “0” and “9,” well-known tainly rooted more in the folk Hannigan has begun to prove talk with me in an exclusive inter- ics?
for her lead vocals on songs like “I genre than many of her peers. In herself as a solo musician in her view for The Outlook. Answer: I don’t know. If peo-
Remember” and “9 Crimes.” The the past, Hannigan has credited own right over the past two years. Question: You’ve gained quite ple knew what the secret was to
musical partnership between Han- musicians such as Joni Mitchell Since her tour as the opening act a fan base, you’re getting more it they would write books on it.
nigan and Rice began in 2001, but and Nina Simone as great influ- for Jason Mraz last year, during and more media attention, and I think there are some songs that
officially ended in March 2007. ences on her career, but Hannigan which the two performed at near- your debut album has been receiv- just get you universally despite the
Since her professional split from has a unique, unforgettable sound by Brookdale Community Col- ing nothing but positive reviews. genre of music or the instrumen-
Rice, Hannigan has more recently all her own. lege, she has continued to tour as Could you possibly be striving to- tation. There are just some songs
began her own career as a solo art- “Sea Sew,” Hannigan’s first solo the headliner of her own concerts. ward any larger goals? that grab you, and I don’t know if
ist, backed by a group of musicians album, was released in the Unit- She has been receiving increased Answer: Oh, of course! I want I’ve written one of those yet. I just
who she had previously worked ed States last year to universally media attention as well, with radio to write better songs. Every song think I can do better.
with in Rice’s band, as well as positive reviews. She and her band interviews and television perfor- you write should be better than the Question: You use a lot of wacky
some of her personal friends. utilize a wide array of instruments mances around America and Eu- one before. I just want the next re- instruments in your performances
Whereas the nature of Rice’s in unique combinations through- rope. In the past year, Hannigan cord to be better. That’s the point when compared to other musi-
compositions and performances out the album’s ten tracks, pre- has performed on both “The To- for me, just to get better at what I cians I’ve seen. How did these
seem eternally somber, Hannigan’s senting Hannigan’s compositions night Show” and “The Colbert Re- do. I want to write better songs and come about?
work exudes a much more positive in a way sounding quite different port” in America, as well as popu- get better at playing instruments, Answer: I think it’s from a lot
attitude. Understandably, the sub- than many young artists today. lar music programs like “Later… because I’m not very good at the of the people I’ve ended up work-
dued Hannigan who fans remem- Harmoniums, glockenspiels, and With Jools Holland” in the United moment. There’s so much to do, ing with and their strengths. I saw
ber from Rice’s concerts has been trumpets, coupled with the sim- Kingdom. so many places we haven’t played, Beck play the harmonium years
replaced with a stronger musician ple use of acoustic guitar and her Sitting backstage at a small cof- songs I don’t know. There’s so ago; he did that song “Nobody’s
December 9, 2009 Features The Outlook 15
Fault.” I think it was at an friends, so I think there are a lot when you began your
awards show or something, and of upsides to it. solo career?
he just played the one song. He Question: How did everyone in Answer: That’s great.
just came out by himself with this the band come together? I certainly never thought
thing and I went, “what’s he play- Answer: I’d worked with the about a demographic
ing?” Certainly, at that point any- lads [Tom Osander and Shane when making a record,
way, I wasn’t very good at guitar Fitzsimons, the band’s rhythm but it’s great when a
or the piano. It was this amazing section] for a couple of years whole span of people
thing that you could simply pump with Damien Rice. Gavin Glass, get something out of it.
with one hand and you have the who plays the guitar and piano, That’s really heartening.
other hand to just move slowly he’s a wonderful singer/song- Hopefully there will be
around. It really grabbed me and writer in Dublin. I just knew him more today, older and
I thought that I could do that. It from around town, and I needed younger.
would be the perfect thing for me someone to play guitar and pia- Question: Have you
to write on. So I found an indie no. He’s just brilliant, great and begun work on a follow-
music shop in London and got one so much fun. So that worked out up album to your debut?
and started using it in the show. I brilliantly. And my friend Don- Answer: Yea, I have
love it, I’m so glad that I found it agh Molloy, he plays the trumpet a few songs done. We’ll
because other things have kind of and has just been a really good be playing a few tonight
improved as well. As for the ban- friend of mine for years. He’s so to just fly them up the
jo, Gav is a great player. Gavin brilliant, whatever needs to be flagpole and see if any-
Glass that is, in the band. So he learnt, whatever toy is new, he one salutes them. We’ll
kind of brought that out a bit, just says “no problem” and learns see if they go down. But
and I started playing with it. It’s it. “Donagh and his toys,” we call I’m working on them.
really just down to the sounds, him. He does the “plinky-plonk,” Being on tour is diffi-
you know, what works together. he brings all that sound. cult in some ways for
They’re all just a bit creaky and Question: You’ve done your writing songs because
old, warm and acoustic. own solo tours recently but you you always have people
Question: When you’re writ- also opened for Jason Mraz last around. But then in some
ing, what comes first, the words year, and now David Gray. How ways it’s actually great
or the music? is playing a headlining show like because you’re kind of
Answer: Each time has been this compare to a show where doing something all the
kind of different; I don’t have you’re the opening act? time. Interesting things
it down pat. I usually just mess Answer: It’s usually different. are always happening
around on the guitar and maybe Like tomorrow, we’re playing a and all the instruments
get a line of words and a melody gig with David Gray in Boston. are there all the time.
at the same time. Then I’ll go for We’re not really expecting any- There are people to
a walk and just sing to myself and one to listen to us, nobody knows bounce things off of. It’s
get the rest of the words. That’s who we are, and nobody really actually good and bad.
usually how it works. It’s all at cares. They’re there to see David I’m hoping it is going to
the same time while doing some- Gray, obviously, and they paid be more good than bad
thing else, like putting out the for that. It’s actually really excit- during this tour.
wash or going for a walk. I have ing to go and play for somebody Question: Is there
to distract myself from the blank who doesn’t know who you are, anything you plan on
page, I think that helps. who doesn’t care. You’re trying approaching differently
Question: Last time you played to win somebody over, which is while recording your
here at the Gramercy Theatre you always a really nice feeling. The second album?
included a few cover songs in the pressure is off in a way. I always Answer: I would imag-
set. Do you still plan on incorpo- really care if the gig goes well, ine we’ll do it rather Photo Courtesy of Google Images
rating covers? but if it’s my own gig, I really quickly, but maybe not as “Sea Sew,” Hannigan’s first solo album, was released in the
Answer: I think we’re going care, you know? Where if it’s Da- quickly, because I think United States last year to universally positive reviews.
to do “Personal Jesus,” that De- vid Gray’s gig and it doesn’t re- it was a bit difficult for a player. It’s so nice on vinyl, it’s Question: Like when you get
peche Mode song that Johnny ally go well, I go, “Ah, well next our engineer to try and get the really lovely. On this tour I’m re- the same question about parting
Cash did. I’m going to do that, time.” But each gig is so impor- first one together that soon. But I ally looking forward to gathering ways with Damien Rice for the
and hopefully a Band song, “It tant to me. don’t think we’d spend more than second hand vinyl. I go into thrift fifteenth time in a day?
Makes No Difference.” We’ll see Question: When you were tour- three weeks on it, anyway. I don’t shops. I don’t know if it’s the Answer: Yea, that’s when I just
how that goes down. Last time ing with Jason Mraz last year you really have any interest in going same here like it is at home, but say enough at that point.
we did a Dylan cover, “Just Like played at Brookdale, quite close into the studio for three months, charity shops are always full of Question: You’ve been making
Tom Thumb’s Blues,” and we did to Monmouth. because you’re definitely going amazingly crazy vinyl that peo- more frequent television appear-
an Air cover, “Playground Love.” Answer: That was so funny; to spend a week on a guitar sound ple just found in their Granny’s ances, too. I saw a clip online
We do loads. We have quite a few we were so excited about being if that’s how long you have. house and sent off to the charity from Jools Holland’s show re-
covers just at the ready. in the gym. The dressing rooms I like the limits that are put shop. You get the funniest collec- cently, from over in England.
Question: This is your opening were in the locker room areas or upon you in saying you’re only tions of things, the oddest poetry Answer: Oh yes, it’s such an
night after being on a break for a something and we were like, “Ah, going to have three weeks. In readings. I’ve got some brilliant excellent show. We did three
while, correct? we’re in a teen movie,” because terms of instrumentation and things I can’t wait to listen to. songs and it was fantastic, he’s a
Answer: Yes. We’re doing this we don’t have that in Ireland at stuff, I don’t really know. I’m go- “The Bird Songs of Britain!” lovely man and obviously amaz-
show, going on with David Gray all. It was funny; we thought we ing to wait and see. I have a few [laughs]. ingly gifted. It’s a wonderful
as his opener for three and a half were in Degrassi Junior High or songs now, but I’m going to wait It’s the treasure trove of going music show and a very unusual
weeks, then we have our own something, or “My So Called until I have about fifteen and see into thrift stores, and even if it one in that it’s sort of a circular
show in Los Angeles, and then Life,” or any of those movies. what emerges, really. is a polka, you’re so much more studio where there are about five
we’re home. Question: We’ll have to get Question: Did you do all of likely to listen to it than if you bands set up and they just go to
Question: Is that a long stretch you to Monmouth to play a show. the arranging, or was it more of bought it on CD. The ritual of lis- this person and this person, and
to be away from home? OAR is scheduled to play there a collaborative effort with all of tening to it on vinyl makes it all they just do it live. It’s a live half
Answer: Well we’ve been lon- soon in the new MAC. the musicians? the more special I think. I know. I hour show and everyone plays
ger. It’s actually quite tidy, this Answer: Ah, well any time. Answer: Not really. I arranged can’t wait to get going with it; it’s a song and it’s just like, “shaz-
pretty much all of the songs, ex- going to be brilliant. aam!” [laughs]. There are so few
“Every song you write should be cept for the couple of songs with Question: Have you begun shows doing that, where everyone
strings where they improvised growing tired of doing interviews plays live and nobody is to track,
better than the one before. I just on, like “Sea Song.” They were yet, or is it all still an exciting ex- it’s really amazing. It’s incred-
just making it up, which is amaz- perience?
want the next record to be better.
ibly exciting, just one of the best
ing. Most of the lines I would Answer: I know there are peo- shows. I hope we get invited to
have worked out in advance, but ple who do three weeks of just go back. I think he liked us, well,
That’s the point for me, just to get not all by any stretch. You kind of sitting in a room and people com- I hope he liked us. And Stephen
just do it one song at a time, one ing in. I don’t think I’d be up for Colbert, that’s another television
better at what I do. I want to write verse at a time. that, but I like chatting with peo- show worth watching! [laughs].
better songs and get better at
Question: The record has a very ple. It’s nice meeting people and Question: Oh yea, you made an
warm sound. Did you record dig- interviewing. But I’ve never done appearance on his show. I don’t
playing instruments, because I’m not itally, or do you prefer analog? that kind of promo tour, which think he features musical perfor-
Answer: Digitally. I think it I’m sure is soul-destroying. I mances that often.
very good at the moment.” was done to Pro Tools, but I re- actually quite enjoy interviews.
ally don’t know. My friend Jason Like this, it’s nice.
Answer: That was very unex-
pected. I keep hoping he’ll come
Boshoff engineered. Analog is Question: Do you tend to get to a gig. If he doesn’t wear a suit
probably to tape, isn’t it? I’d love repeated questions all the time? nobody would recognize him. If
Irish Folk Artist
to do that next time. I bought a Answer: Of course there are he just kind of parted his hair the
record player today online and I some of the same questions, but other way and had a jumper on, I
delivered it to my friend in New people ask them differently so think he could go totally incogni-
one. It’s great; it’s always so Talk to the people! I’d love to do York because they wouldn’t ship they’re not exactly the same at to. Lucky him, that’s a good gift
much fun. We’re all just over a college tour. That would be so it over to Ireland, so I’ll have it all. If there’s a question I don’t to have.
the moon to be over in America brilliant. Hopefully one day. You now for the first time. I’m looking want to answer, I just don’t an- It was at this point when Han-
again. It’s fine being away from will have to vouch for us! forward to getting some records swer it. When I first started an- nigan’s tour manager came with
home, because everyone is such Question: When I saw you per- on the bus; it’s going to be great. swering questions, I found it very the unfortunate news that the
good friends. We’re doing what form here at the Gramercy The- I haven’t had a vinyl player in a difficult, because I’d be very po- interview had to be concluded.
we love, traveling around and atre a few months ago, I noticed long time, so I’m looking forward lite and I’d find it difficult to just “Lovely to meet you,” Hannigan
seeing places. There are no real that there was a wide variety to getting all my old records. go, “How very dare you!” I’d find said. “Hopefully I’ll see you again
downsides. I mean, obviously of ages in your audience, from Question: Do you have a large it really difficult to just say no. on a college tour sometime.” She
people miss their families and younger children with their par- collection? But now I’m braver, I’m happy was then off with her manager to
their girlfriends, but you’re also ents to older couples. Did you Answer: I’ve been gathering enough to just say shut up if I prepare for that evening’s capti-
doing what you love with your have a certain audience in mind them for years, but I haven’t had didn’t want to. vating performance.
December 9, 2009 Politics The Outlook 16
Political Debate: Should the United States Send More troops to afghanistan?
Here students debate political issues of the day. Week 1 students make their initial argument followed by Week 2 in which they respond to their opponent.
Side 1: No More troops Should be Sent
Trenna Field matic Stress Disorder. It does not out- send an additional 30,000 indi- 1996 until 2001, when it was re- our ways. Of course the Taliban is an
Staff Writer line how Afghanistan will stabilize viduals to Afghanistan. President moved at the beginning of the war. oppressive regime, the United States
over the next 18 months in order to Obama reiterated the fact that the Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization is not the world police. Perhaps Presi-
President Obama outlined a plan become a fully independent coun- United States invaded Afghanistan that is located in many different dent Obama should listen to Afghan
to increase the number of troops try, but that’s not the concern of the because al-Qaeda was behind the countries, not only Afghanistan. elders when they had meetings with
in Afghanistan by 30,000 over the United States. September 11 attacks. It sounds The war in Afghanistan seems to US military commanders when they
next six months. This will bring the As of Friday morning, there have nice and rallies people behind a be a confused war because the en- said that they wanted “less military
total number of United States ser- been at least 852 US casualties since war, but he seems to be forgetting emy is grouped between al Qaeda power and more brainpower”, ac-
vice men and women in Afghani- 2001, with 300 of those deaths oc- to remind the public that the United and the Taliban, but it ignores all cording to an article from BBC, so
stan to around 100,000. However, curring within the past year, accord- States was already planning a war of the innocent lives of civilians in that they have a foundation to build
the President’s “intentions” are to ing to the New York Times. The with Afghanistan prior to Septem- Afghanistan. their own nation on.
begin withdrawing the troops by plan does not outline the impending ber 11. Of course President Obama The United States should not send President Obama should create
July 2011. deaths that will unfortunately occur did not begin this war, however he any more troops to Afghanistan, but a plan using the troops that are al-
Unfortunately, war does not focus before the date of withdrawal. The is doing a good job turning it into instead should promote education and ready deployed and focus on get-
on people’s “intentions” and the plan cost of war is high, especially when his war and using the same ratio- allow the Afghan people to decide ting them out and returning power
for withdrawal seems to be a security the White House reported that it will nale as his predecessor. what happens in their own country. to the people of Afghanistan and
measure to buy the public’s support cost an additional $30 billion a year, Al Qaeda and the Taliban are dif- Perhaps the United States military not to more United States military
of the plan of increased deployment. which makes one wonder how the US ferent; although they are connect- needs to take a lesson in cultural rela- personnel. The American people
What the plan does not outline is how can afford a war, but cannot afford to ed, the point is lost when people tivism and realize that just because should stop buying propaganda
the families of the troops will cope keep people employed or above the do not acknowledge the fact that we live in a Westernized world does ideas on a war that has lasted 8
with the loss of loved ones or help the line of poverty. the Taliban is only in Afghanistan not make us the governing body of years and counting with little to
armed forces cope with Post Trau- The United States should not and has governed the country from those countries who do not follow show for it.
Side 2: More troops Should be Sent
SamanTha TarTaS bay in Afghanistan remains crucial cient Security Forces are one of the tion also sent troops to Afghanistan. he backtracked on his campaign
CoNtribUtiNg Writer to stabilizing the Afghan government many reemerging situations present With this information, it does not stance shows that the insurgents
and establishing a sense of global se- within the Afghan government. remain a sufficient basis for reasons within Afghanistan are regaining
For an individual to claim that the curity. Even though the Taliban does not why America should withdraw their power quickly and if not dealt with
war in Afghanistan remains solely A depletion of American military posing a severe threat at the mo- troops. The essential idea that must in the appropriate way, can lead to
America’s burden is acutely misled. personnel and operatives were found ment, they are beginning to escalate be understood is that when military the foundation for overthrowing the
To date, 68,000 American troops are in Afghanistan as a result of the war in power again. Americans and its personnel make a commitment to an newly established government.
stationed in Afghanistan and with the launched in Iraq in early 2003. As of commanders must accept the fact that area of the armed forces, they must President Obama shows leadership
proposed 30,000 additional troops August 2009, military commanders preliminary steps must be taken now accept the responsibilities that follow from his decision; although people
set to deploy in the beginning months from America and the NATO forces while the fighting remains somewhat their commander’s decisions. within his party view that this decision
of 2010, the United States would in- informed the White House that the controlled. There will always be in- We, as Americans, must see this is prolonging the war, Obama gained
crease their presence by 40 percent. number of troops currently present dividuals that oppose war and there war as an opportunity to maintain the support of many skeptics. Ed Rol-
Throughout his speech, President in Afghanistan remain insufficient will always be disagreeing views our strength and exemplify our unity. lins, CNN Senior Political Contributor
Obama highlighted the three key in- to the escalation in Taliban resur- to the President’s decisions. For ex- By withdrawing our forces before stated, “[t]his is not Obama’s war or
tentions that additional forces would gences. Although the presence of ample, some argue that the President the time is suitable, the opportunity Bush’s war. [t]his is America’s war.”
combat while overseas. They en- American and other countries forces should be more concerned about the of destructive and deadly behavior to Moreover, this is not only America’s
tailed denying al Qaeda a safe haven, have proved favorable in establishing economic crisis that befell upon this resurge becomes further encouraged. war, this is a global conflict and re-
reversing the Taliban’s momentum, an operational government and the country. Not only did our economic With a substantial portion of Obama’s sponsibility must be taken. If an in-
and strengthening the Afghan gov- creation of a constitution, President deterioration affect our economy, it party opposed to further lengthening crease in troops from the country who
ernment. Skeptics, along with nearly Obama described the deteriorating additionally affected countries’ econ- the war, he was faced with a difficult retaliated to war becomes necessary,
half of the American public, noted state within their government. The omies around the world. Many coun- decision when choosing to increase then demands should be met to protect
that keeping the Taliban insurgents at drug trade, corruption, and insuffi- tries affected by the economic situa- our presence. For the main fact that the welfare of nations across the globe.
U.S.-Afghan History Overlooked in Obama Address
roy GuTman tration expanded the program, and The reaction in Washington, as Clinton looked to the Taliban as a moral argument that the United
MCt CaMPUS 20 years ago, the Red Army left. anyone who saw “Charlie Wilson’s stabilizing force in Afghanistan. States is in historic debt to the peo-
The United States played a critical War” will recall, was triumphalism. He tried in vain through his dip- ple of Afghanistan, and that twice
President Obama left a major role in the nine years and 50 days Although the CIA claimed that “we lomats to persuade the Taliban to in the immediate past it abandoned
element out of his West Point ad- of that war, supplying every form won,” no American life was lost — hand over Osama bin Laden, long the country. Obama also might
dress Tuesday as he announced the of support it could to Afghans to but a million Afghans died in the after the Taliban made clear they have acknowledged that Demo-
deployment of 30,0000 troops to drive up the cost of occupation and resistance. The United States had would do nothing of the kind. That crats made mistakes on their watch
Afghanistan: the modern history force the Soviets to leave. used Afghanistan as a platform was the first abandonment. in the 1990s, as Republicans made
of America’s involvement in that The Soviet troop withdrawal to attack the Soviet Union and After the 9/11 attacks, which mistakes on their watch in the
faraway, landlocked country. Feb. 15, 1989, also deserved men- taken little interest in the country bin Laden organized and directed 1980s and in the current decade.
It was an extraordinary omis- tion in Obama’s speech, for it was or its people. Instead, it turned to from his sanctuary in Afghanistan, Had he made the argument,
sion for a president who looks for the first step — and in many ways the United Nations to organize a President George W. Bush sent in he might also have explained to
his model to Abraham Lincoln, the necessary one — before all the political settlement. After a brief minimal forces to help topple the Americans that despite the episod-
a president steeped in history. In events of that epochal year, which and modest U.S. effort to bring a Taliban. But he, too, used Afghani- ic relationship with Afghanistan,
declaring that the coming military climaxed with the fall of the Berlin friendly government into power in stan as a platform — in this case with intense involvement alternat-
offensive is aimed at defeating al- Wall and the overthrow of com- Kabul, the United States left the for attacking the remnants of the ing with abandonment, it’s a real
Qaeda, which has a small presence munist rule in Eastern Europe. scene, turning American policy in al-Qaeda and the Taliban that had country with people who have le-
now in Afghanistan, Obama made The link between the events was in Afghanistan over to Pakistani mili- escaped to Pakistan. gitimate aspirations to stability and
it all the harder to claim public sup- Moscow. tary government. The U.S. military, playing a lead security.
port for an extended engagement in Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev Even as communism fell, as Eu- role in the “war on terror,” had lim- Democrats have never done much
a country that has been at the cen- took advantage of the exhaustion rope became whole and free, and as ited contacts with Afghans outside soul-searching about their role in
ter of so much history in the last and demoralization of the Red the United States under Bill Clin- Kabul, mainly to seek protection the events leading up to the 9/11 at-
half century. Army in Afghanistan to gain a grip ton celebrated a “peace dividend” for U.S. troops. In the process, it tacks, nor have Republicans. Since
He also made it all the harder to on his security forces and prevent with unprecedented prosperity, gave a new boost to corrupt and no one has owned up, politicians of
convince Afghans, who after three an armed intervention in the revo- Afghans, with Pakistan pushing its discredited warlords and used both parties on Capitol Hill feel no
decades of war are being asked to lutions sweeping across Eastern favored Islamist proxy, were left to force without much concern for ci- shame in posturing and critiquing
prepare for still more sacrifices. Europe. fight an internal conflict that has vilian casualties. U.S. commanders Obama’s moves. So Obama will be
It’s 30 years since the Dec. 26, At the same time, the triumph continued over two decades. didn’t grasp until several years into lucky if he can maintain enough
1979, Soviet invasion of Afghani- of Afghans fighting a superpower Under Clinton, the United States the mission that Afghanistan has a support even to turn the adverse
stan, an action that badly rattled the with mostly simple weapons and dropped support for any parties to tribal structure. The Taliban close- tide in Afghanistan. Finishing the
Carter administration until it made in the most difficult of circum- the internal conflict and stopped ly monitored the American method job, bringing real stability to Af-
the critical decision to infiltrate mil- stances also helped inspire people close monitoring of internal af- of operation, and took advantage of ghanistan, ensuring that it doesn’t
itary support to a fledging Afghan throughout the communist world fairs. The United States cut off all every misstep. become a base again for terrorists
resistance. The Reagan adminis- into peaceful revolt. aid and stopped receiving refugees. Obama could have made the may prove beyond his reach.
December 9, 2009 Announcement The Outlook 17
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illness or loss of a family member or close
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18 The Outlook Viewpoint December 9, 2009
How are exams ending so Close to Christmas Affecting you?
CoMpileD by: SARAH AlySe JAMieSoN
Alli Kristen Taylor Danielle Ashley
sophomore senior freshman freshman senior
“It’s really not affecting me. “My whole family will be “Thank goodness my exam “I have an exam on the 23rd, “It’s definitely not letting me
Bah-Humbug!” there before I’m home.” which was on the 23rd has been and my exam is the next day!” enjoy the Christmas season.”
switched; I live in Florida.”
Carlos Janine Nicole Michelle Mariel
senior junior sophomore sophomore sophomore
“It’s keeping me away from “It’s depressing; I’m missing “It’ll be hard to get a job over “All of my friends will already “It’ll be hard to concentrate,
the REAL Jersey Shore, the Christmas parties.” break, since we’re here so long.” be home.” because I’ll be thinking about
South Jersey Shore.” break.”
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Can and Non-Perishable Food Drive - 11/30 - 12/11 - boxes 1st ﬂoor of Bey & Plangere Center, and the ﬁrst ﬂoor lobby of Plangere hall.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol • 8pm • Pollak • $28 adults, $15 children & students
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
Stuff and Fluff • 6:00pm • Anacon
Men’s Basketball vs. Penn • 7:00pm • MAC
51st Semi Annual Psychology Student Conference • TBA • Bey Hall
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol • 2pm • Pollak • $28 adults, $15 children & students
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22 The Outlook SportS December 9, 2009
Track and Field Begins Winning Tradition on
New MAC Indoor Track
Men’s and Women’s Track Hosts Inaugural MAC Classic, Emerge Victorious
Stefanie BucholSki open the new indoor track.
ConTrIbUTIng WrITEr Following the ribbon-cutting
ceremony, the track opened up
The men’s and women’s track with the 60-meter sprint. Mi- Upcoming
Track and Field
and field teams hosted the inau- chelle Losey, a three-time NEC
gural MAC Classic on Saturday, Most Valuable Track Performer,
officially opening the brand-new placed first with a time of 7.77,
indoor track in the Multipurpose and Ajda Dotday finished in a
Activity Center. Competitors in- close second with 8.07.
cluded Wagner, an NEC rival, Geoff Navarro led the men’s
and NJIT, as well as individuals race, finishing with a time of
from St. Peter’s. 7.01. Trailing shortly behind was
The men’s team found success Chris Taiwo, Brandon Cabral, 12/11
in their dual meets, defeating and Jason Kelsey, completing the
Wagner 114.9 - 15 and NJIT 117.9 Monmouth men’s sweep of the @ Princeton New
- 19. 60-meter sprint. In the 60-me-
The women’s team was equally ter hurdles, Sonya Sullivan won Year Imvitational
victorious, beating Wagner 79 - the women’s event with a time of
48 and NJIT 113 - 4. Monmouth’s 9.25. 5:00
total points were gained from Chris Rutherford, an NEC most
both individual and team relay Outstanding Track Performer and
efforts. Rookie of the Meet, completed
Before the meet began, Presi- the men’s 60-meter hurdles in photo courtesy of Blaze Nowara
Coach Joe Campagni with four of the five All-Americans from past
dent Paul G. Gafney II, along with 8.30 and, consequently, took the track and field teams.
several others, cut the ribbon to gold. @ Metro Coaches
Rutherford would win his leaping at 17’ 1.5”, and Gibbs
second medal of the day in the placed fourth with a jump of 16’ Invitational
600-meter run, finishing with a 10”. In the high jump, Alison Day
time of 1:23.82. His time placed medaled after clearing the bar at 1:00
him second on the Monmouth an- 5’ 5”.
nuals. Sandra Jean-Romain placed
Rutherford wouldn’t be the second in shot put with a throw
only one to break a school record. of 40’ 3.25”, with five Monmouth
Franklin Palmer recorded a time throwers placing second through
of 1:23.85, making his the fifth- sixth.
best time in school history, and The men’s team had much suc-
Crystal Stein won the women’s cess in both their throwing crew
event, placing fourth-best all time and jump crew, as well. In the
with 1:39.59. weight throw, Vincent Elardo
Losey broke her own record in threw 54’ 2” and Shawn Sabo
the 300-meter sprints with a time threw 52’, placing them first and
of 40.25 and Dotday ran 42.32, second.
placing her fourth in the all-time Tom Ciccoli medaled in the shot
records. put with a throw of 49’ .25”, while
The women’s sprint meter relay Sabo, Shane Carle, and Zach-
team took the gold after finishing ary Krupka placed third through
in 4:33.09 while the men’s 4x400 fifth. The jump crew took all of
meter relay teams placed first and the points in the triple jump, long
second. jump, and high jump.
Brittany Gibbs medaled in the The Hawk’s next meet is Friday,
photo courtesy of Blaze Nowara women’s triple jump, jumping December 11th for the Princeton
Tom Ciccoli participates in the first ever shot put event in the MAC on at 38’ 6.25”. Mary Kate Walsh New Year Invitational in Princ-
Saturday, December 5 at the Inaugural MAC Classic. placed third in the long jump, eton, NJ.
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Women’s Basketball Splits Men’s Basketball
Non-Conference Games Drops Contest After
Charles kruzits found themselves at an 8-0 defi- bounds was guard Erin Rooney.
associate sports editor cit and it wasn’t until a little Running an offense with four
after the five minute mark did guards, the Hawks are depend-
MU finally establish a lead in
The women’s hoops team ing on precise shooting to beat
squared off against out-of-con- the game. Led by career highs their opponents. From the three
ference opponent Stony Brook in points from freshman Carly point mark the women shot a
at the MAC on Wednesday eve- Thibault and Alysha Womack, spectacular 53% led by Thiba-
ning. Both the Hawks and Sea-
wolves were coming off a win
the Blue and White fought their
way to a 16-point victory and
their third win of the season.
ult who shot 4-of-5 from deep.
The balance from the Hawks of- Late rally Not enough as Hawks
leading up to the game. fense was key during this game
Throughout the first two min-
utes of the game the Hawks
Also, pitching in with 11 points
and a career high with seven re-
as seven of the women scored at
least five points or more against
Fall at sacred Heart 81-73
The depth off the bench was press release scoreboard, and a pair of Tay-
lor foul shots capped an 8-0
another helping factor as the
Monmouth, which trimmed spurt, to make the score 42-28
Hawks outscored Stony Brook
20 points off of a 25-point first- with 1:13 left.
half deficit, opened Northeast The Pioneers, who held a
The Hawks traveled to Chest-
Conference action with an 81- 16-point edge at the break,
nut Hill, Massachusetts to take
73 loss at Sacred Heart Univer- retook a 20-point advantage,
on ACC squad Boston College
sity on Saturday afternoon. 55-35, with 17:10 showing on
on Saturday, December 5. The
The Hawks, who trailed 41- Hardy’s trey.
women started the game scoring
16 with 3:56 remaining in the Trailing 57-39, the Hawks
off a jumper from freshman for-
opening half, pulled within 69- strung together a 10-0 run,
ward Abby Martin at the 19:44
64 with 3:35 left in the contest, paced by Will Campbell’s six
mark and this would be the last
as senior guard Whitney Cole- points, to pull within 57-49,
time the Hawks would have the
man paced Monmouth with 26 and after three points from
lead during the game.
points, behind a career-high Taylor, Monmouth trailed 59-
The Blue and White were
six three-pointers. Coleman, 52, with 8:44 remaining.
dealing with a strong BC team
who came within a single point SHU built the lead back to
lead by three seniors and two
of tying his career-high, went ten, 64-54, with 7:43 left, but
juniors, one of them being 6’6”
6-for-9 from beyond the arc, the Hawks answered with a
center Carolyn Swords.
while sophomore Travis Taylor 10-5 spurt over the next 4:08
A possible player of the year
collected his third double-dou- to pull within 69-64 on a Mike
finalist, the Hawks had the dif-
ble of the season with 14 points Myers Keitt layup with 3:35
ficult task of trying to stop
and 11 rebounds. showing.
Swords who finished her day
After Coleman’s three-point- After Monmouth pulled
with 22 points and nine re-
er knotted the contest at 3-3 at within five points, consecu-
17:57, Sacred Heart notched tive trifectas from Hassan
A bright spot for MU was the
two straight baskets in the lane and Ryan Litke inf lated the
play of Abby Martin who shot
60% from the field and finished
with a team-high 12 points.
This young Hawks team has
been making strides to get better
while starting four freshmen.
While they might not be win-
ning game after game it is im-
portant that these players are
gaining playing experience
against tough out of conference
The Blue and White return to
photo courtesy of Jim reme action on Wednesday, Decem-
Carly Thibault had a career high 14 points and added four rebounds ber 9th against Penn State at
in the 16-point victory over stony Brook. University Park, Pa.
Members of the Men’s Soccer
press release 2009 NSCAA/adidas North Atlan- twice (#121), Fairleigh Dickinson
tic Regional Coach of the Year. This twice (#123), Seton Hall (#131) and
Junior midfielder Ryan Kinne has marks the second time that Mc- Delaware (#135).
been named a semifinalist for the Court, who also captured his fourth To round out the postseason ac-
2009 Missouri Athletic Club Her- Northeast Conference Coach of the colades, senior Daniel Bostock has
mann Trophy, the highest individual Year Award this season, has been been named the ECAC Defensive
honor in men’s collegiate soccer, on named the regional coach of the Player of the Year, the organization
Thursday. Kinne is the first Hawk year (2006). recently announced. Bostock was photo courtesy of Jim reme
ever to be named to the award’s McCourt led the Hawks to an 18- also named an ECAC Division I Will Campbell had 14 points and two assists in the loss to shu.
semifinalist list. 2-2 record in 2009, the best mark in First Team All-Star, with freshman
Kinne started all 22 matches for program history, as well as the pro- Ryan Clark, who was also named to take at 7-3 advantage, before cushion to 75-64 in less than
the Hawks, who finished the regular gram’s fifth straight NEC Regular the Northeast Conference Defen- back-to-back Coleman hoops a minute.
season ranked fifth in the NSCAA/ Season Title and third league tour- sive Player of the Year this season, tied the game at 7-7 at 15:34. Thompson’s layup in transi-
adidas National Rankings. He was nament championship overall. The helped a MU defensive unit that led Following the game’s sec- tion after a missed Monmouth
named the Northeast Conference Hawks defeated Connecticut in the the nation in goals against average ond tie, the Pioneers went free throw, put the Pioneers
Player of the Year and led the Hawks NCAA Tournament First Round this with 0.45 tallies allowed per game on an 11-0 run over the next ahead 77-65, with 1:25 left,
with 10 goals and seven assists, in- season at home, marking the fur- and rank second in the nation in two minutes, paced by Corey but Coleman answered with
cluding six game-winning tallies. thest advancement any Monmouth team save percentage (.891). Hassan’s three straight three- his fifth three-pointer of the
He was also named to the All-NEC team has ever made in its respective He was also recently named to pointers in transition, to grab game, at 1:07, to make the
First Team for the second straight NCAA postseason. the ESPN The Magazine Academic an 18-7 lead. score 77-68.
season. The Hawks were ranked as high as All-America Third Team. Bostock SHU extended its run to 20-2 MU climbed within 79-71
Division I college head coaches fifth in the NSCAA/adidas National ended his MU career with three on Jerrell Thompson’s lay-up with 55.5 ticks on another
with current membership in the Na- Rankings this season, the highest Northeast Conference Regular Sea- with 10:40 left in the half, as Coleman trey, and clawed
tional Soccer Coaches Association mark ever for any Monmouth or son Titles to his credit, including the Pioneers pushed the edge within 80-73 with 20 seconds
of America (NSCAA) will vote to NEC program. MU was ranked in this season. to 27-9, and Chauncey Hard- remaining.
determine the 2009 MAC Hermann the national top-10 for seven weeks The central defender also helped ey’s trifecta made the score Monmouth (2-6, 0-1 NEC)
Trophy recipient. Three finalists for this season, while also being a lead the Hawks to the NEC Tourna- 30-10 at 9:46. also received 14 points off the
the award will be announced on Fri- steady force in the NSCAA/adidas ment Title this season and a NCAA Monmouth, which fell be- bench from Will Campbell.
day, Dec. 11. They will be invited Top-25 all season, having appeared Tournament win over Connecticut. hind 41-16 with 3:56 on the SHU (4-3, 1-0 NEC), which
to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. in the rankings for 11 consecutive He started all 58 matches in his clock, went 12:06 in-between outrebounded the Hawks 42-
Louis for a news conference on Fri- weeks. Monmouth career on defense. field goals before Taylor’s of- 28, had four players in double-
day, Jan. 8, 2010, where the winner MU, which ended the regular Clark enjoyed a banner season fensive rebound and putback figures on the scoreboard, led
will be announced. A dinner and season with a RPI of 20, was an im- in his first campaign in West Long with 3:28 remaining, which by Hardy’s 19 points and Has-
formal presentation of the award pressive 13-1 this season against the Branch, ranking second on the made the score 41-18. san’s 17.
will follow the news conference that national RPI top-135. MU defeated team with six goals and 16 points, The Hawks pulled within 42- Monmouth returns to action
evening. Princeton (#14), Connecticut (#36), while adding four assists. Clark’s 26 after back-to-back three- on Wednesday, December 9,
Another headline for the soccer American (#45), Cornell (#88), Fair- 16 points tied him for fifth in the pointers from Justin Sofman when the Hawks face Rutgers
team was head men’s soccer coach field (#93), St. Francis [N.Y.] (#101), league, while his six goals tie him and Coleman, with 1:50 on the in Piscataway, at 7:30 p.m.
Robert McCourt being named the Loyola [Md.] (#108), Quinnipiac for the sixth-most in the league.