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The student newspaper of the Rider community since 1930                                 Volume 80, Issue III - Friday, October 9, 2009           8
                                    Sean Kingston to burn up SRC
                                     CONCERT PREVIEW                     Kingston to headline the fall       unable to perform. Students        said Nick Barbati, coordinator
                                                                         concert on Oct. 22.                 had to settle for opening acts     of campus activities and adviser
                                    By Allie Ward                             Back in April, rock band       Danger Radio and Single File.      to SEC. “It was an expertly
                                                                         Plain White T’s were sched-             “With [Plain White T’s],       put-together concert from their
                                         Hoping to put last semes-       uled to headline the spring con-    when things didn’t turn out        end.”
                                    ter’s “plain white tease” in the     cert. However, lead singer Tom      the way we envisioned, I still         According to Barbati, a
                                    past, the Student Entertainment      Higgenson got sick the night        couldn’t have been any more        campus-wide survey is always
                                    Council (SEC) has booked ris-        of the show, and the band was       proud of my kids than I was,”
Sean Kingston                       ing reggae fusion singer Sean                                                                                     See Concert, p. 4

Job Hunting
Search early and
often, grads advise
By Emily Landgraf                   2007, according to an article on
                                         The search for employ-
     A former marketing and         ment has been a mixed experi-
theater dual major stumbled         ence for recent Rider graduates.
upon a job soon after graduat-      However, whether they found a
ing in May 2009 that she refers     job or not, these students know
to as a “gem.” But not everyone     how tough it can be to get a
has been so lucky.                  foot in the door.
     Kim Vogel works at Roth             Christian Arenas, a May
Kafe USA, a company that pro-       2009 graduate who majored in
duces and distributes cheese.       biology, is one student who is
     “It’s a really good thing to   having some difficulty finding a
                                                                                                                                                              Allie Ward/The Rider News
get into food because people        job. He said that getting your-
are always going to need food,”     self out there as soon as possible   Sophomore Jeremy Goldfarb signs up on a Career Services bulletin board. Current students and
she said. “It’s not something I     is the best idea.                    alumni who are still struggling to find a job can visit the office of Career Services for assistance.
would have ever thought about            “Send your résumé out to        possible,” Frankel said. “Who           Cicero and Kaspereen           Campbell discussed the impor-
before I went and interviewed.”     everyone because you never           you meet now could be your          got jobs within two to three       tance of internships and general
     Vogel works in sales, sup-     know who will get back to            future employer.”                   months after graduation. Both      experience.
porting the entire Northeast        you,” he said.                            Sam Cicero and Andrew          had advice for current students.        “Make sure that you have
and Mid-Atlantic region of               Arenas was not looking to       Kaspereen — both May 2009               “Start looking,” said          experience — internships, vol-
the food service division of the    start working right after gradu-     graduates — feel particularly       Cicero. “Look everywhere you       unteer work, co-ops,” he said.
company, as well as serving as      ation, but he began applying         lucky to have jobs.                 can. Build connections.”           “Those experiences tend to be
a market specialist and in the      soon after. He is thankful now            Cicero majored in history          According to Kaspereen,        extended interviews, and they
customer service department.        that he did.                         and secondary education and         finding a job is a matter of       also build your résumé.”
      “I interviewed in May and          “Once you get out of col-       now teaches at a high school        being patient.                          Campbell stressed the
June [for Roth Kafe USA] and        lege, start applying for jobs even   in South Belmar. Cicero likes           “The job market is awful,”     importance of making connec-
got the job [in] July, so it was    if you’re not looking for one,”      his job and is thankful for his     Kaspereen said. “You might         tions that will help you stand
a really quick process for me,”     he said. “It’s going to take peo-    experience at Rider.                have to step outside of your       out in order to find employ-
Vogel said.                         ple a while to get back to you.”          “Student teaching prepared     major; you might not. It’s just    ment after graduation.
     In the current job mar-             Jeff Frankel, a 2008 Rider      me probably the most,” he said.     important to get a job any-             “Work with the alumni
ket, college graduates across the   graduate, had to wait about six      “Also, in sophomore year, we        where.”                            network and interview people
country are feeling the pressure    months before he was hired.          talked a lot about interview-           Dean of Education Dr.          who are in your degree field so
to find employment.                      “I sent out over 100 résu-      ing and building portfolios —       Sharon Sherman believes that       that when you have an inter-
     “The jobless rate among        més,” he said. “Out of those         things that would make us look      her department’s reputation        view later on for a job, you have
college graduates has more than     100 résumés or so, I got three       good to employers.”                 helps students get jobs.           information that will make you
doubled from a year ago to 4.3      interviews.”                              Kaspereen, an English and          “Rider students tend to get    stand out for that job,” he said.
percent,” according to an April          Frankel majored in journal-     secondary education major, also     jobs because the [education]            Unfortunately, some stu-
article on “Almost        ism and is currently employed        had positive things to say about    program has a great reputa-        dents weren’t as lucky when
two million college graduates       by Bloomfield Life, a newspaper      his time at Rider.                  tion,” she said.                   it came to finding a job they
are unemployed.”                    in Essex County. Despite hav-             “The reputation it has for         Sherman also urged stu-        enjoy. Marie Baker, a May 2009
     New Jersey’s unemploy-         ing completed an internship at       its education program opened a      dents to take advantage of         graduate who majored in jour-
ment rate reached 9.7 percent       The Trentonian, he had difficul-     lot of doors for me that wouldn’t   the opportunities that Career      nalism, is still looking for a “real
in August and the state has lost    ty landing steady employment.        have been open otherwise,” he       Services offer.                    job,” so she is taking what she
155,770 jobs since December              “Start looking as soon as       said.                                   Dean of Students Anthony                   See Jobs, p. 2

 What teams will make the
                                                   The Hangover:                                                                Is itHome
 World                                              film review p. 4                                                                sweet home
  p. 5 Series?                                                                                                                  p. 8            for sports teams?
 2                                                                                                                                          Friday, October 9, 2009

Security BriefS                      JoBS                                I knew that I wanted to work
                                                                         in higher education since my
                                                                         sophomore year at Rider,” he
                                                                                                              thing is that they found jobs.
                                                                                                                   “It isn’t easy finding a job
                                                                                                              right now, but it’s not impos-
                                                                                                                                                         “The first internship was
                                                                                                                                                    a great experience,” deCesare
                                                                                                                                                    said. “However, being that it
Drug arrest                          Continued from p. 1                 said. “The only problem is,          sible,” he said.                      was such a new and different
                                     can get.                            with the economy the way it               According to Dr. Jonathan        experience, I don’t think I was
     Two students were taken                                             is, a lot of people had the same     Mendilow, chair of political sci-     really able to take advantage
into custody by the Lawrence               “I’ll start working three
                                     shifts a week handing out cans      idea. Some of the schools I          ence, many of his department’s        of the incredible opportunity I
Township Police Department                                               applied to mentioned during          May 2009 graduates also went          was given. This time around, I
and charged with possession          of Monster Energy Drink next
                                     week,” she said.                    their interviews that they had       on to further their education.        know what to expect, as well as
of drug paraphernalia and                                                not had this many applicants              “More than half of our           what is expected of me.”
possible possession of mari-               Baker’s goal is to find a
                                     job that will help her pay her      in five years. It made getting       graduates went on to gradu-                Joanne Nosuchinsky, a
juana last week.                                                         into a program that much more        ate school or law school,”            senior fine arts major with a
     Public Safety respond-          monthly expenses.
                                           “Even part-time work as       competitive.”                        Mendilow said.                        concentration in theater, is
ed to a call on Wednesday,                                                    Chave applied to several             Current students are doing       looking for employment in a
Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. A male           a waitress would be awesome
                                     right now,” she said. “Then, to     graduate programs and looked         their best to prepare them-           different way.
staff member in Kroner Hall                                              for jobs at each. He said that he    selves to face today’s job mar-            “I have not had any intern-
reported a very strong odor of       find any salary job. Really, any-
                                     thing. Then to find a job that      was one of 60 people applying        ket. Senior Rhiannon deCesare,        ships,” she said. “I spend my
marijuana in one of the hall-                                            for eight positions on campus at     a communication major, will           summers auditioning for film,
ways. Public Safety officers         I’ll actually enjoy doing.”
                                           Baker is hoping someday to    one university.                      be graduating in May and is           television, commercial and the-
detected the odor as well.                                                    “In the end, Rider’s            already getting ready for life        ater jobs in New York. It’s all
     Officers went to the room       get a job in the music industry,
                                     “preferably in booking, touring     employment package was one           after college.                        about getting my face out there
where the smell was coming                                               of the best offers,” he said. “The        “I had an internship this        right now.”
from and were granted access.        or production.”
                                           Some students have chosen     housing portion was also a big       past spring at MTV Networks,”              Vogel, whose true passion
Two male students admitted                                               pull for me to stay here, since      she said. “It definitely got my       is acting, offered some advice
to having drug paraphernalia         graduate school instead. May
                                     2009 graduate Josh Chave,           many of the other jobs I looked      foot in the door and helped me        for students.
and marijuana and turned it                                              at required me to find a place to    gain some valuable experience.”            “I would say to make sure
over.                                current Resident Director of
                                     Switlik Hall, is one.               rent.”                                    According to deCesare, she       that you watch out for yourself
                                           “I always intended on going        Chave knows people who          has already gotten in touch with      and take care of yourself but
Who needs a toilet?                  to a graduate school because        have found jobs that they may          MSU-Rider
                                                                                                              the woman UNF 3.8x10 9/4/09
                                                                                                                               she interviewed        11:29 AM Page 1
                                                                                                                                                    don’t lose your dreams,” she
                                                                         love or hate, but the important      with for her first internship.        said.
     Public Safety apprehend-
ed a male resident student            Strong gusts knock down tree
over the weekend for urinat-               Public Safety was dis-        fallen down next to the build-             Innovative Thinking.
ing in public.                                                           ing because of 50 mph gusts.
     Public Safety was con-
                                      patched to Wright Residence
                                      Hall for an “unusual               No one was injured.                    Extraordinary Opportunities.
ducting a park, walk and talk         occurence/hazardous condi-              Weaver explained that
around the Greek houses on            tion” on Wednesday, Oct. 7,        Facilities was called and
Friday, Oct. 2, at 2:22 a.m.          at 1:45 p.m.                       reported that no damage to
when an officer spotted a                  According to Vickie           the building had occurred.
student urinating out of the          Weaver, director of Public              Check The Rider News
third floor stairwell window          Safety, a male staff member        Web site for a photo.
of Omega House.                       called to report that a tree had                     - Julia Ernst
     Public Safety asked the

student what he was doing.
He responded that he was
peeing. When Public Safety

                                                               up ...
asked him why he was not
using a bathroom, he replied
that he did not know.
     The student was charged           Friday, Oct. 9                    Kings Band, 11:30 a.m.,
                                       National Coming Out               Cranberry’s patio
through the Office of
                                       Observance Day, 11:15 a.m. -
Community Standards.                   1 p.m., Daly’s                                                                     Montclair State University.
                                                                         Impact of Music on Social
                                                                         Change - learn about the                       Learning that transforms lives.
Harassment                             SEC Film of the Week, The         impact of Woodstock on music
                                       Hangover, 7:30 p.m., BLC          in society, 1:10 p.m., BLC                     Advancing to the next level in a career requires a
                                       Theater                           Fireside Lounge
     Two female resident                                                                                                special blend of knowledge and skills. At Montclair
students reported receiving            Saturday, Oct. 10                 Photojournalism During the                     State, students gain that competitive edge through a
harassing phone calls over the         Recreation Programs Camping       Civil Rights Movement,                         unique combination of inspired teaching, in-depth
weekend.                               and Hiking Trip, departing at     1:10 p.m., Commuter Lounge                     learning and state-of-the-art facilities.
                                       8 a.m., contact BLC ticket
     The victims called Public         booth for more information                                                                                       We offer graduate
                                                                         Leadership in a Time of Social
Safety on Sunday, Oct. 4,                                                and Political Change:                          Attend One of Our               programs of study in
at 3:30 p.m. to report the             On Fire!!/Campus Life Poetry      Impact of Obama’s Election,                   Events to Learn More             nearly 100 fields that
calls. The victims reported            Slam with Gabriela Garcia-        3 p.m., BLC Fireside Lounge
                                       Media, 8 p.m., BLC Theater                                                       MBA Information Session:        are taught by
that the phone calls were                                                                                                      October 15
                                                                         The Service-Minded Leader,                                                     nationally renowned
from a male they did not               Monday, Oct. 12                                                                   Graduate Open House:
                                                                         3 p.m., Pub                                                                    faculty. In fact, we
know. The second victim had            Coffee, Cabaret and a Cause,                                                            October 25
                                                                                                                                                        are one of the few
received a phone call at about         8 p.m., Williamson Hall,                                                              Register Online
                                                                         Rock for Darfur Concert,                                                       universities in the
4:36 a.m. and the caller made          Westminster Campus
                                                                         7 p.m., Cavalla Room                                                           nation with doctoral
numerous sexual innuendoes,
                                       Alpha Nu Omega Co-Ed                                                             programs in the growing fields of Environmental
according to Public Safety.            Christian Fraternity Interest     Thursday, Oct. 15
     The investigation is                                                                                               Management, Pedagogy, Mathematics Pedagogy and
                                       Meeting, 8:30 p.m., Fine Arts     Unity Days 2009 - Social
ongoing.                               389                               Justice                                        Audiology. In addition, our new PhD program in
                                                                                                                        Counselor Education is the only one of its kind in the
      - Compiled by Emily Landgraf     Tuesday, Oct. 13                  SRC 4th Birthday Party,                        New Jersey/New York area.
                                       Alternative Film Club             11:30 a.m., SRC lobby
Information provided by the            Meeting, 6 p.m., Fine Arts 110                                                   Montclair State. Elevating the art of higher
Director of Rider’s Department of                                        “War Child” - discussion of                    education…every day.
Public Safety Vickie Weaver.           Workshop: Building Good           Emmanuel Jal’s documentary
                                       Credit, 7 p.m., BLC Room 14       film, 4:30 p.m., BLC Theater
Correction:                                                              Live @ the Pub Concert fea-
In last week’s issue (10/2),           Wednesday, Oct. 14
                                                                         turing SFO Trio, 9 p.m., Pub
senior Jimmy Traum was                 Unity Days 2009 - Social
                                       Justice                           Compiled by Julia Ernst
incorrectly identified. His
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UN political officer describes struggle in Nepal
By Dalton Karwacki                       In 2001, “the king and his
                                    entire family were massacred
     The peace process in Nepal
                                    in what is now referred to as
is at a stalemate, according to a
                                    the Royal Massacre,” Peebles
visiting United Nations politi-
                                    said. “The entire royal lineage
cal officer.
                                    was, in one sitting, completely
     Dawn Peebles gave a pre-
                                    killed. At that point, the king’s
sentation on Wednesday called
                                    brother, Gyanendra, took over.”
“Working for the United
                                         Peebles explained that, at
Nations: Peace-building in
                                    this point in the war, both sides
Nepal” in the Bart Luedeke
                                    were committing atrocities and
Center’s Fireside Lounge. The
                                    human rights violations, such
lecture focused on the situation
                                    as arbitrary detentions and
in Nepal since the end of the
nation’s civil war in 2005.
                                         In 2005, the king initi-
     Peebles also explained her
                                    ated what is now seen as a royal                                                                                                                                                      
organization’s goal in this pro-                                                       Nepal is in southwest Asia and bordered by China to the northeast and India to the southwest.
cess. She said that the U.N.’s
                                         “He imprisoned all the                       ple’s movement also resulted                              fill in the the gaps after gaining                       under 24-hour surveillance by
role in Nepal has not been
                                    political leaders in the name of                  in a cease-fire,” Peebles said.                           control through the election.                            U.N. personnel. These person-
peacekeeping, but rather “good
                                    national security,” Peebles said.                 “The Maoists, because of that                                   After the elections, the                           nel have no legal means to keep
offices,” which is an offer to
                                    “Up until then there had been                     people’s movement, agreed to                              Maoists created a coalition of                           the armies from rearming, but
help negotiate an end to the
                                    more or less a fiction of a gov-                  lay down their guns. An interim                           several smaller parties in order                         their presence has proven to be
                                    ernment, but the king had been                    government was created under                              to control the majority of votes                         enough of a deterrent.
     “The Maoists have been
                                    gathering more power and offi-                    the leadership of one of the                              in the parliament. This coali-                                The U.N.’s other mission
boycotting and obstructing the
                                    cially consolidated that power                    major political parties. In the                           tion eventually collapsed, mak-                          in Nepal was “to provide tech-
parliament,” Peebles said. “So
                                    in 2005 by declaring a state of                   following months, the formal                              ing it more difficult for the                            nical support for the elections,”
there has been complete and
                                    emergency.”                                       peace process began.”                                     Maoists to further their agenda,                         according to Peebles. Technical
utter stagnation in the peace
                                         This plan backfired on the                        The process advanced to                              so they began to block any                               support entails “bringing in
                                    king, according to Peebles. Up                    the point that elections were                             progress on the drafting of a                            people who know how to run
     The Maoists are mem-
                                    until that point, the people                      held in April of 2008. The                                new constitution, creating a                             elections, who know how to do
bers of the Communist Party
                                    had been turning against the                      Maoists did “surprisingly well,”                          stalemate in the peace process.                          voter registration, voter educa-
of Nepal, though Peebles
                                    Maoists, but this action caused                   gaining 40 percent of the vote.                                 Following the end of the                           tion and that kind of thing.”
explained that they have no
                                    people to turn against the king                   This surprising outcome com-                              conflict, the U.N. agreed to                                  Peebles encourages stu-
connection with China’s Mao
                                    and actively protest for 17 days                  plicated the peace process. At                            help watch over the two armies.                          dents, especially those who
Zedong. In 1996, the Maoists
                                    in what is called the Second                      the time of the peace agree-                              Since the peace process is not                           want to get involved in the
attempted to overthrow Nepal’s
                                    People’s Movement. In the face                    ment, Peebles said, the other                             complete, the two armies are                             U.N., to study or work abroad
monarchy. As time went on, the
                                    of the protest, the king stepped                  parties all expected to do well                           still technically only in a cease-                       or to look into U.N. Volunteers,
war grew in scale as more of the
                                    down and returned power to                        in the elections, and they incor-                         fire. To prevent a resurgence of                         a program that is similar to the
country’s ethnic minorities were
                                    the country’s parliament.                         porated vague language into the                           violence, the weapons of both                            Peace Corps.
drawn to the Communist Party.
                                         “The success of that peo-                    peace agreement, intending to                             sides were sealed and placed

 No new H1N1,                       reported flu-like symptoms,”                       who are not able to get home,                            the Lawrenceville campus                                can receive the seasonal flu
                                    Debbie Stasolla, associate vice                    have been utilized.                                      and Tuesday, Oct. 13, from                              vaccine at no charge. Seasonal
 but flu up                         president for planning, said in                         “We have used the isola-                            2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Thayer                           flu clinics will be held for
                                    an e-mail.                                         tion room for one international                          Lounge on the Westminster                               Lawrenceville faculty and staff
      While no additional mem-           These are the totals since                    student who had flu-like symp-                           campus.                                                 on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 10
 bers of the Rider community        the start of the semester and                      toms,” Campbell explained,                                    Campbell explained that                            a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cavalla
 have been diagnosed with the       include both campuses, she                         adding that a nurse was pro-                             students will have two options                          Room, and for Westminster
 H1N1 virus since Oct. 1, 11        said.                                              vided by the university to help                          for receiving the vaccine.                              faculty and staff on Thursday,
 new flu-like illnesses have been        Despite the lack of new                       care for the student.                                    Students can receive the regu-                          Nov. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 1
 reported, administrators said.     swine flu cases, Dean of                                Rider’s seasonal flu vac-                           lar seasonal flu vaccine in shot                        p.m. in Williamson Hall.
      “As of the end of the day     Students Anthony Campbell                          cinations for students will be                           form for $25, or in a mist
 yesterday [Tuesday, Oct. 6],       explained that the isolation                       offered on Tuesday, Oct. 13,                             (nasal) form for $30.                                                                   - Julia Ernst
 we have a total of 19 faculty/     rooms, set up before the fall                      from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in                                     According to the univer-
 staff and 41 students who have     semester to house ill students                     the SRC Seminar room on                                  sity Web site, faculty and staff

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Continued from p. 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     He ‘can’t stop the beat’
distributed to see what genre of music                                                                                                                                                                                                                  By Heather Fiore
students would like to see in concert.
Last year, although Plain White T’s were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             From the classroom to Broadway, one
selected as the headliner, the top vote-get-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rider student is taking his life on tour.
ter was actually the hip-hop/R&B genre.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A sophomore musical theater major
     “We understand that not everyone likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        who lives on the Lawrenceville campus,
the same type of music, but we wanted dif-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rich Crandle recently received probably
ferent genres,” said junior Zach Braff, SEC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        one of the most important phone calls
special events chair. “We just want as many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to help kick off his professional career.
people to come out as possible.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Since getting the phone call, I have
     It’s a new year and SEC is bringing back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        been on cloud nine,” Crandle explained.
the fall concert — the last concert held in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             After a grueling audition process, he
the fall was Howie Day in 2005. Barbati
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        was invited to be a part of the traveling
explained that this isn’t done purposely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cast of the Broadway show-turned-movie
     “A couple years ago, we realized that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hairspray, a musical set in 1962. Tracy
programming needed to have a more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Turnblad, a plus-size high school stu-
uplifting feel, so we focused a lot of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dent, meets Seaweed J. Stubbs (the best
energy on comedians, and last year there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Negro” dancer) in detention one day
was a heavy emphasis on multicultural                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Line Cinema
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and learns dance moves that land her
programming, and we didn’t focus so                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elijah Kelley, right, played Seaweed J. Stubbs in the 2007 film version of Hairspray.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a role on “The Corny Collins Show,”
much on concerts,” Barbati said. “In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        which features only white students.              bars of a song,” Crandle said. “I went in       guys still up for the role of Seaweed. He
recognizing that and recognizing that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        While on the show, she integrates the            and I sang no more than five bars, and they     sang another song, acted out two scenes
there was such excitement over [Plain                                                                                 Polo Grounds Music/J Records                                                                                       Jive Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dancers and becomes a teen sensation.            stopped me, handed me show material to          and then waited out in the hallway. There
White T’s] and it didn’t happen, it’s bet-      Nina Sky is set to open for Kingston on Oct. 22. Hailing from Queens, N.Y., the sister               Livvi Franc will open for Kingston alongside Nina Sky. Franc is an English-Barbadian                    Getting the part of Seaweed                 learn and asked me to return the next day.”     were only two others waiting in the hall-
ter to make those things right early on.”       act has worked with high-profile artists like Pitbull and Daddy Yankee.                              who has worked with the producers of Lady Gaga, Leona Lewis and Lily Allen.                        proved to be a long journey. For the                  Crandle was slowly but sure-               way along with him; the casting direc-
     SEC students are “totally thrilled”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        audition, he traveled to the cast-               ly watching his dream come true.                tor followed, asked to see only Crandle
that such a big name will be headlin-           later this month. Livvi Franc is an R&B        activities on campus, so while this is a really             The concert is only open to Rider             “I’m really excited for the concert,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ing call’s last stop, New York City.                  At the third audition, Crandle was         and sent the other two guys home.
ing the fall concert this year. “Beautiful      pop singer from England. She is cur-           well-turned-out event, there are of course,           students this year, to keep the cost of         she said. “Hopefully, he will show up.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “I thought it would be a great way          asked to repeat the original dance that              “I walked in and the director asked
Girls,” Kingston’s first hit single off his     rently working on her debut album and          the gives and takes on the campus. When               the event down, said Barbati. Most stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to gain some professional audition               he was taught in the first audition; how-       me to sing again,” Crandle said. “I sang,
self-titled debut album, earned him a           has collaborated with producers RedOne         we had Jason Mraz on a Thursday, we had,              dents are excited about having a big-name       The fall concert is Thursday, Oct. 22 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        experience, for this was my first pro-           ever, since Crandle said “the judging was       there was silence, and I was sent home.”
2007 Teen Choice Award for R&B Track.           (Lady Gaga) and JR Rotem (Rihanna).            for the most part, the same turnout we had            performer like Sean Kingston headline.          the SRC. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fessional audition ever,” Crandle said.          impossible due to the talent in the room,”           Crandle received a call on Sept. 8,
His second album, Tomorrow, dropped                  The concert is scheduled for a Thursday   with Gym Class Heroes on a Saturday.”                       “When I first heard that Sean Kingston    the show is scheduled to start at 8. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             At the dance call on Aug. 28, he            the choreographer devised a new, hard-          confirming his role as Seaweed J. Stubbs
in September. The lead single, “Fire            night, something that has many students             The option of still having a spring              was performing, I was pretty excited that       concert is free for Rider students. No guests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        was taught a challenging routine and             er routine for the performers to learn.         in the 2009 traveling cast of Hairspray.
Burning,” was nominated for a Teen              upset. Barbati said the scheduling of con-     concert is still on the table, according to           someone who has recently made it so             allowed. Tickets are available at both the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        received a call-back for the next round.              “I danced my heart out and the next             Crandle will be taking next semester
Choice Award for Choice Summer Song.            certs has more to do with time and space,      Barbati. If, after evaluating the success of          big was coming to such a small school,”         Lawrenceville and Westminster ticket booths.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “I was competing against people from        thing I know, they are calling my name to       off to perform in the show.
     Opening acts will be Nina Sky              rather than with attendance in the past.       this show, SEC and the university feel that           said sophomore Brittany Holowka. “I’m a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        all over the country,” Crandle said. “I was      come back later that day to sing with the            “If I find more work after the tour, I
and Livvi Franc. Nina Sky is a dance-                “It’s a matter of space; we have to be    the money would be better spent on a big-             little upset that we can’t bring any guests.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        called back and wasn’t expecting that at all.”   material I was given from the show,” he said.   will let my career take its course,” Crandle
pop/R&B duo of twin sisters whose               able to reserve any space the day before,      name comedian or speaker, then that may                     Sophomore          Emily        Harris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             He was asked to return the next day,for          When Crandle returned, he had to           said. “If not, I will be returning to school.”
sophomore album Starting Today (for-            the day of and the day after,” Barbati said.   be arranged. Yet, the money could very                summed up what, perhaps, every-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        an audition more focused on singing.             sing a solo. After his song, he was asked            For more information, visit
merly titled The Musical) is due out            “We’re really putting a damper on a lot of     well end up going toward another concert.             one      on     campus       is    thinking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Usually these auditions call for 16        to return the next day with only seven

A night they’ll never be able to remember
                                                                                                                                                     sion without being killed in the process.
                                                                                                                                                           In the end, they manage to get every-                                                   Which teams will make it to
                                                                                                                                                     thing back into place, find a severely sun-
By Katherine Johnson                                                                                                                                 burned Doug, and two days later than they
                                                                                                                                                     were supposed to return, they get home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the World Series?
     What happens in Vegas doesn’t                                                                                                                   safely and just in time for Doug’s wedding.
always stay in Vegas, especial-                                                                                                                            Even though the men go through
ly when it comes to bachelor parties,                                                                                                                hell and back, they all grow from the
as the men in The Hangover learn.                                                                                                                    experience and come away with a great-
     The hysterical comedy is about a                                                                                                                er outlook on life — a much differ-
group of guys who take a trip to Las                                                                                                                 ent experience than what was originally
Vegas for their friend Doug’s bachelor                                                                                                               intended from the trip to Las Vegas.
party, a night they truly cannot remember.                                                                                                                 The movie in itself is hysterical from
     After waking up the next morning to a                                                                                                           start to finish, and even after its end
trashed hotel suite, Phil (Bradley Cooper,                                                                                                           when the four guys gather around to
Wedding Crashers), Stu (Ed Helms, The                                                                                                                take the one and only look at the pic-
Office) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis, What                                                                                                            tures from that drunken night, the movie
Happens in Vegas) search the room only                                                                                                               still guarantees to make audiences laugh.
to find that the groom-to-be is missing                                                                                                                    With several celebrity cam-
and that they have no recollection of what                                                                                                           eos and enough jokes to make view-
happened the night before or where Doug                                                                                                              ers’ sides hurt from laughing so much,
(Justin Bartha, National Treasure) ended up.                                                                                 Warner Bros. Pictures   The Hangover certainly deserves its spot
     As the day progresses, they slowly         Stu (Ed Helms) wakes up to find his tooth missing and a chicken wandering about                      on the summer blockbuster hit list.               “Yankees, because they’re my                                          “Phillies, Yankees. I’m all                                       “Even though I’m a Phillies
piece together the mystery, as well as make     the hotel suite after a night of heavy partying in The Hangover.                                           No matter what type of sense of
other discoveries: a vicious tiger lurking in                                                                                                        humor a person may have, The Hangover
                                                                                                                                                                                                       favorite team.”                                                       about Philly teams, and I                                         fan, I’m going to have to go
                                                of the night’s events as they gradually            The only thing they cannot seem to
the bathroom, Stu’s missing tooth and a
baby — whom the guys name Carlos and
                                                gather hints from various places they          figure out is where Doug is and how they              offers something that is guaranteed to                                                                                  would love to see the Yankees                                     with the Cardinals and the
                                                visited. From starting the night on            managed to lose him in the first place.               bring a smile to their lips and a chuckle,
adorn with oversized sunglasses — in a
                                                the roof of their hotel, to stealing a             Although the trip has only just                   no matter how small, to their throats.                                                                                  lose for once.”                                                   Red Sox.”
closet. Later, the valet at the hotel brings                                                                                                               The Hangover will be playing tonight
                                                tiger from a famous boxer, to finding          begun, they run into new situations
them a police cruiser rather than the prized                                                                                                         and Saturday in the BLC Theater at 7:30 p.m.
                                                a naked man in the trunk of their car,         that they need to find a way out of,
convertible of the father of the bride.
                                                the men slowly but surely piece together       such as bribery, thievery and delivering
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brad Speck, senior                                                   Meagan Murtaugh, junior                                            Paul Macrie, junior
     The three men create a timeline
                                                the happenings of the previous night.          the tiger back to Mike Tyson’s man-
 6                                                                                                                                     Friday, October 9, 2009

Concert choice
fails to please
    n a few weeks, Rider will have a fall concert. The main act
    this year is Sean Kingston, and he will be here on Thursday,
    Oct. 22. But what’s wrong with a Thursday night concert?
Well, it limits which students can attend. Students with a
Thursday night class will be unable to attend because their class
goes until either 9 or 9:45 p.m. and the concert goes from 8 to
11 p.m.
     According to Nick Barbati, coordinator of campus activities
and adviser of SEC, Jason Mraz, who played on a Thursday, got
about the same turnout as Gym Class Heroes, who performed
on a Saturday. Barbati also said it really boils down to a space
issue. SEC needs three straight days to stage this concert. The
days before, of and after the concert are used to set up the SRC
and then clean it up. It is somehow easier to do all of this if the
concert remains on Thursday.
     For this year’s spring concert, the SEC should consider hav-
                                                                      Letter to the Editor
ing it on a Friday night. This way, students can attend and not
be limited by school or work responsibilities and could still go      Space crunch problems on the mend
home on Saturday if they really wanted to. Friday would also be            We are very pleased that The Rider News          in it will be general purpose classrooms available
a better night because students won’t have to worry about hav-        chose to highlight the university’s classroom         for use by all programs across the university. And
ing a class early in the morning the next day.                        space issues in its last edition. The quality and     while 10 classrooms do not sound like much,
     While we thank SEC for being able to book Sean Kingston,         availability of our instructional spaces affect our   when you multiply that by the number of class
an artist that people generally know, we also ask that, in the        academic environment in important ways. Well-         periods over the day and evening, the number of
future, they reconsider the night that they choose to have the        equipped and comfortable classrooms are more          extra sections we will be able to offer will be 160.
concert on.                                                           conducive to learning, and with an inventory of       Finally, the editorial noted that some rooms felt
                                                                      additional available classroom space, our ability     crowded. Members of the Task Force had heard
Editorial                                                             to enrich our academic programming by offering
                                                                      new majors, minors and courses is enhanced.
                                                                                                                            that same complaint from various stakeholders
                                                                                                                            and that was one of the reasons we had the fire
                                                                           We would like to offer additional informa-       marshal come in to re-evaluate the room capaci-
Finding desired                                                       tion to the student body that we think will
                                                                      address some concerns raised in your edito-
                                                                                                                            ties. Staff in Facilities worked very closely with
                                                                                                                            the fire marshal to ensure that classrooms were

first job unlikely                                                    rial. Students and faculty members alike would
                                                                      like to see more comfortable temperatures in
                                                                                                                            arranged to ensure “safe seating,” i.e., that there
                                                                                                                            was adequate space in aisles for safe ingress and

         o say that the current job market is in a bad place is       classrooms. The good news is that the heating,        egress. As noted in the article, many classrooms
         an understatement. Students looking to graduate in           ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system        did lose seats as a result, and those rooms should
         the coming semesters need to take the advice of May          in the Fine Arts building will be overhauled in       feel less crowded and more comfortable.
2009 graduates and start applying for jobs before graduation.         stages over the next two years. Of course, the new         The Classroom Space Task Force welcomes
And even then, it is unlikely anyone will get their dream job.        academic building will have a modern HVAC             any feedback that you have about our instruc-
Graduates have had to take any job they could get just to pay         system, but its construction will also lead to        tional spaces. Please feel free to share your
their bills.                                                          improvements in the HVAC system for Science           thoughts with us via e-mail at
     Though most graduates won’t go to the extremes that Trina        Hall as well.
Thompson did — she sued her alma mater, Monroe College,                    Speaking of the new building, it is important    Dr. Anne Carroll
when she couldn’t find a job — the unemployment statistics are        to note that it will not be primarily used for the    Dr. Jeff Halpern
disheartening. Students have been coming here for years expect-       music theater program. Rather, the classrooms         Members, Classroom Space Task Force
ing to quickly get a job that they have been training for over

                                                                                                         Editorial & ManagErial Board
the past four years. Some find it scary, that on top of attending
college and trying to get good grades, they now have to worry
about whether or not it will even pay off.                             ExEcutivE Editor                    assistant FEaturEs and             copy Editors
     One thing students can hope to do now is find an intern-          Kristie Kahl                        arts &EntErtainMEnt                Jess Hoogendoorn
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competition. Hopefully, doing well in an internship will result        Managing Editor                     Adrienne Stazzone                  Valis Vicenty
in a job offer.                                                        Allie Ward
     The job market needs to improve, and soon, before there                                               opinion Editor                     advErtising ManagErs
are a few thousand more unemployed 22-year-olds who still              nEws Editors                        Angelique Lee                      Greg Ferrara
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Winning streak stops at three Home                                                                                                                hosted at Rider last season as
                                                                                                                                                  the women’s team went on to
                                   Nico Tramontana.                     more games than last year,
                                        The second half brought         our team has a great chance of
                                                                                                              Continued from p. 8                 win the MAAC Championship
                                                                                                                                                  while the men placed second.
By Cord Stasolla                   with it nothing special, and the     doing well in our conference,”             Opposing teams are sup-             A key component to home
                                   game ended with a 3-0 George         Cotes said.                           posed to dread going on the         field advantage is the fan base.
                                   Washington win. The Rider                 “[This year], I believe we       road in any sport. In the MLB       A loud, fired up crowd natu-
     Expectations were high for    men’s soccer team is now 3-5         have the potential to be in the       this season, the New York           rally gives the home team an
the men’s soccer team as the       overall.                             hunt for a playoff spot in the        Yankees and Boston Red Sox          adrenaline boost that the play-
Broncs were riding a three-game         The team that showed up         MAAC,” Fager said.                    had the best home records in        ers feed off of. It can also cause
winning streak when the team       to play last Sunday didn’t seem           In its bounce back from last     baseball, and both of them are      lapses of concentration with the
took on George Washington at       like the same one that played        year, leaders have emerged on         trying to extend their seasons in   opposing teams. It is very hard
home on Sunday.                    the previous three games.            the team.                             the playoffs.                       to have a good fan base for a
     Nine minutes into the first        “We played very unin-                “[Andrew] Cotes, [Jim]                The same pattern follows       struggling team though, as no
half, George Washington scored     spired, without spirit and           Bradley and [Nico] Tramontana         in pretty much every major          one cheers when their team is
its first goal, a 35-yard score,   enthusiasm,” Fager said.  It was     are definitely quality players for    team sport. In the NFL, the         losing.
courtesy of senior Nikolay         our worst outing of the year.”       us,” Fager said. “When Nico is        Carolina Panthers, New York              Good teams have to deal
Aleksandrov. Ten minutes later          Returning junior Andrew         on his game, he is difficult to       Giants and Atlanta Falcons had      with adversity and overcome
at the 19:36 mark, senior Mike     Cotes, who played the entire         stop and can be a big factor in       some of the best home records       that hardship if they want to
Rollings put in a 5-yard goal to   game, augmented his coach’s          the game.  Several of our fresh-      in the league, and all three        be competitive. Although hav-
make it 2-0.                       words by explaining that, “the       men have stepped up for us as         teams made it to the postseason     ing to change the place it calls
     “With a young team as we      game was a major letdown for         well as of late, [Billy] Voutsinas,   last year.                          home probably came as a bit of
have, when they go down early,     us. No one really showed up          [Dan] Friga and [Brendon]                  The NBA and NHL are            a shock to the volleyball team,
you can see their heads drop       to play, and it showed in the        Noesges are all doing a solid         no different, as the top home       the Broncs still have a lot of
and the body language tells you    result.”                             job.”                                 teams in both leagues, the Los      season left. Rider can still turn
they are not feeling confident,”        Despite their disappoint-            The Broncs enter confer-         Angeles Lakers and Cleveland        it around as there is still a large
said Head Coach Russ Fager.        ing effort against George            ence play on Saturday, traveling      Cavaliers in basketball, and the    chunk of the conference sched-
     The team was obviously        Washington, the Broncs               to Baltimore to face Loyola           Boston Bruins and San Jose          ule left to play.
not feeling very confident, as     excelled in their last few games     (MD) at 1 p.m. The team               Sharks in hockey, were com-              Hopefully, the replacement
George Washington added its        after starting the season 0-4.       hopes to hand Loyola its fourth       peting in the playoffs of their     of the floor will go as scheduled
third goal on a penalty kick            “We try to build from our       straight loss.                        respective leagues.                 so the basketball teams won’t
four minutes before the half.      mistakes and fine-tune the posi-          “If this team works hard,             Successful teams at Rider      be forced to move their games
     “In my previous experienc-    tives,” Tramontana said. “We         puts all of their effort into every   played well at home last year.      too. As much as the teams say it
es, when you face an opposi-       have begun to turn into a tight-     game and communicates, they           The baseball team went 12-5         won’t affect them and that every
tion that is good, some teams      er family every day.”                will be a very successful team        at home while the men’s bas-        team faces obstacles, not every
and individuals come out and            The team has shown much         this fall and in the years to         ketball team won 11 out of          team has to deal with its gym
play tentative and lack confi-     improvement from last year,          come,” Fager said.                    15 home games last season.          floor being renovated when it
dence, and I think this may        when its record was 2-15-2                                                 Both teams made the postsea-        is supposed to be competing on
have happened on Sunday for        overall.                                                                   son. The swimming and div-          it.
some of our guys,” said senior          “With already winning                                                 ing team won the only event

                                                         Unity Days 2009
                                                                          “Social Justice”
  Wednesday, October 14                                                                               Thursday, October 15
  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.      Multicultural Lunch with Performance by the Steel Kings Band              4:30 p.m.                 “War Child” - Documentary Film
  Cranberry’s Patio         Rain Site: Cavalla Room/Commuter Lounge                                   BLC Theater               Emmanuel Jal’s documentary discussion led
                                                                                                                                by Dr. Frank Rusciano and Dr. Roberta Fiske-
  1:10 to 2:40 p.m.         Workshop: Impact of Music on Social Change                                                          Rusciano
  Fireside Lounge           Learn the impact of Woodstock on music in society.
  BLC 245                   Larry Johnson, associate dean of students, WCC, Jonathan Millen,          Monday, October 19
                            chairperson, department of Communication & Journalism, and Anna           4:30 p.m.                 “War Child” - Documentary Film
                            Friars, Circle K, WCC.                                                    BLC Theater               Emmanuel Jal’s documentary

  1:10 to 2:40 p.m.         Workshop: Photojournalism During the Civil Rights Movement                7 to 8:30 p.m.            Keynote Speaker - Emmanuel Jal
  Commuter Lounge           Featuring a screening of the 30-minute documentary Stills of the          BLC Theater               Former Sudanese child soldier & hip-hop artist
                            Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke,
                            co-produced by Patty Wittenburg ’09 and Shawn Kildea, professor of
                            Communication, followed with a discussion by Kildea.

  3 to 4:30 p.m.            Workshop: Leadership in a Time of Social and Political Change:
  Fireside Lounge           Impact of Obama’s Election
  BLC 245                   Dr. Hazel-Anne Johnson, department of Management and Human
                            Resources, Dr. Harvey Kornberg, department of Political Science,
                            and Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey                                                             2009

  3 to 4:30 p.m.            Workshop: The Service-Minded Leader
  Rider Pub                 Learn the advantages of bringing a service-minded leadership to
                            your organization/class. Laura Seplaki, associate director, Center for
                            Development of Leadership SKills (CDLS)/director, Leadership

                            Development Program (LDP). LDP members: Nicole Addesso,
                            Allyson Cook and Kenneth Jacobs
  5 to 7 p.m.               Multicultural Food Fest
  Cavalla Room              Student Entertainment Council (SEC)
  7 to 10 p.m.              Wednesday Night Concert                                                            Emmanuel Jal
  Cavalla Room              Purchase a Solar Cooker and save a life. Rock for Darfur Concert
                            (Circle K/STAND)

                                                                       Partially funded by MSAF and SAF
  8                                                                                                                                                Friday, October 9, 2009

Continued exCellenCe
Rider remains unbeaten,
nails first NEC victory
                                     giving the Broncs their 10th
                                     win of the year. Going into the
By Michael Mack                      game, Johnson was fourth in
                                     the nation with a 0.48 goals
                                     against average.
     The field hockey team trav-
                                          “The 10-0 start is nice,
eled to Fairfield, Conn., Sunday
                                     but we know that the most                                                                                                   Josh Veltrie
to put its perfect record on the
                                     important part of our season
line in its first conference game
                                     lies ahead,” Head Coach Lori
against Sacred Heart. Once
again, the talent and will of the
                                     Hussong said. “We divide our                                                                                                 Home
                                     season into two, with the first
team helped it to overcome the
pressure of remaining unbeat-
                                     half of games being used to
                                     prepare us for conference play.”
en, and it was able to pull out
yet another win, defeating the
                                          While there is no shortage
                                     of confidence on this unde-
Pioneers 3-0.
                                     feated team, Hussong and her
     Freshman           Marlaine
                                     players do not boast about their
Schneider scored the first goal                                                                                                                                  There is no place like
                                     accomplishments on or off the
of the game for the Broncs to                                                                                                                               home, unless your home
give them a 1-0 lead at half-                                                                                                                               sustains water damage and
                                          “We like to promote qui-
time.                                                                                                                                                       has to move to the Student
                                     et confidence in our team,”
     In the second half, the                                                                                                                                Recreation Center (SRC).
                                     Hussong said. “Really, our goal
Broncs poured it on. Sophomore                                                                                                                              This would be the case for
                                     at the beginning of each game is
Megan Pisani found the back                                                                                                                                 Rider’s volleyball team, as it
                                     to try and give our best effort so
of the net twice, scoring her                                                                                                                               has struggled this year, com-
                                     that in the end, win or lose, we
13th and 14th goals of the sea-                                                                                            Peter G. Borg/Rider University   piling a 3-14 record overall
                                     can leave the field knowing we
son. Those impressive numbers
                                     gave it our all.”                     Senior goalie Lyndsie Johnson continued her domination in the                    and 1-5 in the MAAC. The
place her first on the team and                                            Broncs’ 3-0 win over Sacred Heart. It was her 10th victory of                    Broncs are 2-2 at home this
                                          The Broncs have not trailed
fourth in the nation.                                                      the season and sixth shutout. She now has 29 saves this year.                    season, winning only one
                                     at any point this season and are
     The defense was stifling as                                                                                                                            match within the friendly
                                     one of only three undefeated          “This year’s squad is comprised      conference foes.
senior goalie Lyndsie Johnson,                                                                                                                              confines of Alumni Gym
                                     teams left in Division I.             of 20 individuals who always             Next up for the Broncs
who was recently named Rider’s                                                                                                                              while going 1-2 on the sport
                                          “We feel that our success        put their team needs ahead of        is a conference road game at
female athlete of the month                                                                                                                                 court located in the SRC.
                                     has been, in part, due to the         their personal needs.”               Monmouth today at 4 p.m.
for September, faced only two                                                                                                                                    The whole point of hav-
                                     fact that we have been able               The team is just getting         Rider then hosts Quinnipiac
shots throughout the course of                                                                                                                              ing home field advantage is
                                     to recruit student athletes who       into its NEC schedule as seven       on Oct. 11 at noon.
the game. Without making a                                                                                                                                  being comfortable with your
                                     are hard-working and team-ori-        of its remaining eight regular
single save, Johnson recorded                                                                                                                               surroundings. This has been
                                     ented players,” Hussong said.         season games will be against
her sixth shutout of the season,                                                                                                                            true for the women’s soccer

Callan and Gonzalez lead Broncs at Lehigh                                                                                                                   team, as it has dominated at
                                                                                                                                                            home this season. Three out
                                                                                                      real happy with that because we’ve strug-             of four wins have been at
                                                      CROSS COUNTRY                                                                                         home as the Broncs have out-
                                                                                                      gled to get him through training. He’s
                                                     By Rocco Schirripa                               not exactly where he’d like to be, but he’s           scored their opponents 5-1 in
                                                                                                      definitely much farther along than he was             those three games.
                                                             The Rider cross country team headed      two weeks ago.”                                            Unfortunately for the
                                                        out to Bethlehem, Pa., for the Paul Short          Other highlights for the Broncs                  volleyball team, it has spent a
                                                        Invitational, hosted by Lehigh.               include junior Michael Soroko placing                 majority of its time practicing
                                                             The men placed ninth out of 38           24th, with a time of 25:41.                           before the season, as well as
                                                        teams and the women placed 12th out of             “Soroko did a great job,” Hamer                  the beginning of the season,
                                                        19 teams.                                     said to Rider Sports Information. “That’s             in Alumni Gym. So when
                                                             “Collectively as a group, we ran much    about 40 seconds faster than he ran a year            the team was forced to move
                                                        better this year than last year,” Head        ago on this course. Mike is trying to be              its matches to the SRC, the
                                                        Coach Bob Hamer said to Rider Sports          that leader on the team, and he’s putting             sport court became more of
                                                        Information.                                  himself out there.”                                   a neutral site. Even though
                                                             Junior Chelsea Callan, who had a              Sophomore Michael Linder placed                  Rider still hosts the match,
                                                        major highlight for the women’s team,         84th with a time of 26:24 and senior                  the surroundings are not
                                                        placed 24th out of the 338 runners in the     Robert McCullough placed 113th with a                 what they have been accus-
                                                        College Brown race. She set a new Rider       time of 26:30. Freshman Sean Donohue                  tomed to playing in.
                                                        record, covering the course with a time of    placed 120th with a time of 26:43, and                     Although the field hock-
                                                        22:21.                                        freshman Sean McCullough placed 154th                 ey team hasn’t lost a game
                                                             “She beat our best time on this course   with a time of 26:54.                                 yet, the Broncs show that
                                                        by about three seconds,” Hamer said                For the women, sophomore Heather                 good teams must dominate
                                                        to Rider Sports Information. “She’s just      Giovagnoli placed 61st with a time of                 at home. They are 3-0 on
                                                        having an outstanding year. That’s over a     23:04, and freshman Victoria Lima placed              their own turf this season,
                                                        minute faster than she ran here last year.”   82nd with the time of 23:23. Freshman                 including a thrilling overtime
                                                             For the men, junior Christian            Megan Elgin placed 112th with a time of               victory against LaSalle. The
                                                        Gonzalez finished 20th out of 323 run-        23:40, and freshman Jillian Shutt placed              Broncs have only allowed
                                                        ners, with a final time of 25:37. Gonzalez,   132nd with a time of 23:50.                           three goals in those games
                                                        who has been injury-prone most of this             The Broncs will compete in the Penn              while scoring 12 goals of their
                                                        season, was the Broncs’ main carrier last     State Invitational on Oct. 16.                        own.
                         Peter G. Borg/Rider University year.                                              “I always get excited for this trip,”
Junior Chelsea Callan finished 24th of 338                   “Chris ran a nice race today,” Hamer     Hamer said to Rider Sports Information.
                                                        said to Rider Sports Information. “I was                                                                     See Home, p.7
runners at the Paul Short Invitational.

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