Volume XXXV Issue XVI February 16, 2006 http://www.fit.edu/crimson
Evans Dining Hall reopens Alpha Tau
The Crimson is beginning our full Brian Scherrer
coverage of Homecoming 2006!
In This Issue:
Florida Tech’s Interfraternity
Homecoming 2006 Schedule: Page 2
Council is excited to announce the Al-
Kings and Queens Unveiled: Page 5 pha Tau Omega colony, the soon-to-be
newest addition to the Fraternity/So-
Check http://www.fit.edu/crimson rority Community on the Florida Tech
for continuous updates! campus. Twenty men were pinned and
the colony installed by Christopher
Inside This Issue fire was determined to have been started
Logan Sailer, THE CRIMSON Trott, the Associate Director of Expan-
sion for Alpha Tau Omega National fra-
Campus Food Hours ternity, on February 13, 2006 in the Co-
William Ulrich by a stack of linens that ignited on the
Firewall Editor-in-Chief dryer. Foul play was not a factor ac- Evans Dining Hall lumbia Village Meeting room. Two more
cording to fire officials. Mon - Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. men will be pinned in the upcoming
Sat - Sun: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. week who could not be in attendance
To the dismay of some, but to the The news of Evans Dining Hall
delight of others, the dining hall on cam- opening could not have come sooner at the colonization.
pus reopened Wednesday morning wel- for some students. Mon - Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. As with many of the fraternities
coming hundreds of students for break- “I’m glad Evans is open because Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Florida Tech’s campus, ATO’s na-
fast, lunch and dinner. now the Sub is back to normal and not tional organization was founded around
After two weeks of a massive so crowded,” said Forest Woodbury. the time of the end of the American Civil
Mon - Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
cleanup by ServPro officials, the kitchen All food eateries on campus are Sat - Sun: 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. War, on September 11, 1865. They hold
and dining areas were approved by the now back to normal operation and have strong many of the characteristics that
Center Court Florida Tech has found in its other fra-
health department to begin feeding cam- resumed their normal time schedule as Mon - Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
pus students. noted to the right. ternities and will continue to find in any
The Crimson’s Michael Torsiello Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Evans workers spent the day on future fraternal expansion on to this cam-
takes a critical look at the latest
Tuesday cleaning all kitchen, grilling pus. Following strong Christian prin-
drama / thriller out in theatres now! ciples, ATO boasts approximately 240
and buffet equipment needed for
------------------------------- chapters nationally and a national chap-
Wednesday’s opening. Director of Food
“Firewall” on Page 5 Services Tom Stewart gave a helping ter-wide GPA of 2.85. With these char-
hand by working along side with Evans acteristics and more, ATO will surely be
a most welcomed asset to Florida Tech
Puzzle Mania! Workers in the kitchen and dining hall
Evans had been closed for the As any fraternity enters its life on
past two weeks because of a fire that to a new campus, they begin as a colony
orginated within the laundry room. The Logan Sailer, THE CRIMSON See “ATO” on page 2
Due to popular demand, The
Tech women take part Brrrr! Florida Experiences Record Cold
Crimson is featuring multiple
crosswords and Sudokus this issue!
Check out the fun in this week’s
in Google workshop
Diversions! Four women from the Florida Tech the nation with the best travel accom-
Computer Science Department recently modation, lodging and entertainment. I
visited Googleplex in California. The am sure the burning question now is why
Puzzles on page 4 & 5 purpose of the workshop was primarily would Google want to go through all this
concerned on getting more women to trouble of selecting these bright women
Now Featuring: work in computer related fields. This is in technical fields and bring them to
one of the student’s personal accounts.
Movie Times! Googleplex, not to mention, with all ex-
Tauhida Parveen Turns out that the number of fe-
Guest Writer male job applicants at Google in the last
2 years has been less than 10%. This is
Google Inc, the world’s largest also the case for IT departments in most
search engine corporation recently held other companies. Google’s thought on
“The Google Workshop for Women En- this was “…maybe we are not doing a Jeff Kelly, THE CRIMSON
The Crimson brings you this week’s gineers”. The three day workshop took good job finding them.” The question I Thought This Was Florida?! Florida Tech Flight Instructor Rich Taylor clears a layer of
movie times from Melbourne’s place in Mountain View, California at was posed to the Google employees frost from his plane Tuesday morning after the freeze. While most students might have seen
theatres in Diversions! Check out Googleplex. In this workshop about 200 as to “How many recruiters are there frost on their window or their car, flight students had to deal with frost on their aircraft, which
what’s playing at local movie theatres of the brightest and finest women from at Google specifically to hire women reformed almost as soon as it was brushed off.
this weekend. the technical field (Engineering, Com- in engineering?”
Movie Times on page 4
puter Science, and Computer Informa-
tion System) were present. Google fa-
The answers to these questions
resulted in the wonderful workshop that
Chicken Pox case reported on campus
cilitated nearly 200 women from around Early signs of the disease include
See “ Google” on page 3
William Ulrich headaches, aches, pains and a fever said
Your Security & You Editor-in-Chief Dr. Saroj Aggarwal, director of epidemi-
ology at the Brevard County Health
A student on campus was diag- Department.
nosed with the highly contagious However, it does take two to three
“chicken pox” disease over the week- weeks for a person to show signs of in-
end. fection. Chicken Pox can be more se-
Marsha Duncan, Vice President of vere for those who have not had it dur-
Student Affairs quickly sent out a “blast ing their childhood years.
e-mail” to all students, staff and faculty Students who believe that they
explaining the situation. may have come in contact with the stu-
Chief of Security Kevin Graham It was made clear that those who dent are urged to contact the health cen-
takes a look at how stress might have had the disease do not have to ter. The health center will be able to
enter your life in many different worry about catching it. check your health history and determine
Those who have not had Chicken if you are at risk.
ways. Before you decide to party,
Pox before were most susceptible to the More information on the disease
check out his article. disease. Chicken Pox can be easily can be found at the United States Gov-
------------------------------- transmitted through the air and through ernment site at http://www.cdc.gov/nip/
“Your Security” on Page 6 Tauhida Parveen contact. vaccine/varicella/default.htm.
The Kernel Crew Strong at Sprints Around the World
The Florida Tech Crew team came Check out some of the latest events
ACM’s Derek Brown takes a look at taking place around the world in
the many different free software out strong at Southern Sprints.
Check out the results of the competi- news. From Wal-Mart’s new
options available for your computer addition to the pharmacy to unsus-
if you are not willing to pay. tion held on February 4.
pecting farmers spreading the bird
flu, it’s all here in Around the World.
See “ACM” on page 3 See “Crew” on page 7 See “Around the World” on page 2
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2 - Variety The Florida Tech Crimson February 16, 2006
Weather Solar Table Next Launch
Friday Saturday Sunday
Quiet at Launch Control
Hi: 77 Hi: 78 Hi: 77 Sunrise (SAT): 6:58 a.m.
Lo: 57 Lo: 59 Lo: 58 Sunset (SAT): 6:16 p.m. Currently there are no scheduled
launches over the next few
Partly cloudy skies. Winds E 5-10 Partly cloudy skies. Winds S 5 Partly cloudy skies. Winds NW 5 Sunrise (SUN): 6:57 a.m.
m.p.h. Small chance of a light coastal m.p.h. m.p.h. Sunset (SUN): 6:16 p.m. weeks.
Around the Lahore, Pakistan
Three people ended up dead when
military being deployed within the coun-
try. Alpha Tau Omega vice, risk management, scholarship,
brotherhood, recruitment, et cetera.
demonstrations turned violent on the cont. from page 1 There will be more information
streets of Lahore and Peshawar. Thou- Kano, Nigeria of that fraternity. As a colony of Alpha about Alpha Tau Omega and their colo-
sands gathered to protest against the Farmers who attempted sell their Tau Omega, the founding men will be in nization on the Florida Tech chapter in
cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, chickens so that they won’t loose ev- constant contact with the national orga- the coming months. Please feel free to
which are already in the middle of a con- erything is helping spread the deadly nization, with visits from a national staff visit the Alpha Tau Omega website at
troversy of global scale. Demonstrates bird flu which has been positively iden- representative every three to five weeks. http://www.ato.org/ or e-mail the Vice
World torched vehicles and damaged many
buildings including several KFC restau-
tified in four farms in the north of the
country. The government has recently
Generally, a colony will remain a colony
for nine to 12 months; after which, they
President, William Watts at
rants. Police used tear gas to disperse confirmed that it will compensate farm- become chartered and earn full member- If you have any immediate ques-
Massachusetts, USA the crowd. ers for the culling of infected birds. Ex- ship as a chapter of Alpha Tau Omega. tions, please address the Interfraternity
Massachusetts Wal-Mart phar- perts say that this move will go along Through its existence as a colony, the Council Recruitment Vice President Brian
macies are now required to stock emer- Berlin, Germany way to help contain the virus. Nigeria is men will create a working infrastructure Scherrer at 321-674-8080 or e-mail him at
gency contraceptives also known as Germany’s highest court ruled a particularly risky country as chickens and hierarchy within the colony by cre- email@example.com. You may also con-
morning after pills. This comes as a re- against a bill that would have allowed run free in neighborhoods and are trans- ating several officer and committee po- tact Sara Mayer in the student life office
sult of a law suite filed by three women, the government to shoot down hijacked ported live in public. The government is sitions to set forth on the various tasks at 321-674-8080 or e-mail her at
whose prescriptions were refused by the airliners. The court found that the bill taking steps to contain the spread of necessary – for example, community ser- firstname.lastname@example.org.
store. The state authorities ruled in fa- was in violation of the fundamental right the virus but implementation remains
vor of the women and Wal-Mart has to life and human dignity. The bill also difficult.
until Thursday to comply. violates the constitutional ban on the Stories provided by Thilina Fernando
Alpha Tau Omega
They Started It! The new ATO members include Dave Kincaid, Johnathan Abdo, Jesse Soto, William
Watts, Ryan Langdon, Jerry Buhrow, Daniel Shlegel, Eammon Powers, Pat Rojanasthien, Geoff
Givens, Taylor Brown, Jeremy Coelho, Bob Vandedrinck, Craig Haebe, Jason Schuler, Gian Nunes,
Justin Arsenault, Colin Meigs, Brandon (BJ) Veronee, Miguel Davis, Bernie Fanti, Vince Elsier.
Florida Tech Receives $119,000-Plus May 2005, Florida Tech members par-
National Science Foundation Grant ticipated in the nationwide university
A National Science Foundation competition, Lunar In-Situ Resource
grant to Florida Tech of $119,347 funds Utilization (ISRU), hosted by NASA.
Dr. Richard Tankersley’s project to de- The team competed at Kennedy Space
velop an interactive statistics tutorial. Center against three other finalists.
The tutorial will support inquiry-based Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s
Last Week’s Crosswords
Homecoming 2006: Surf the Stars Solutions
instruction in biology and ecology.
“Even with today’s computers and sta-
and doctoral degrees in physics and a
bachelor’s degree in pre-professional
Schedule of Events tistical software, students still struggle
with statistical analysis, interpreting the
Georgia Foundation Grants $69,000 for
results and understanding the connec- Florida Tech Scholarships
tions and relationships among proce- Florida Tech has received a
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 dures,” said Tankersley. His project will
be to develop a Web-based, interactive
$69,000 grant from the trustees of the
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.
5:30pm Woman’s Basketball Game vs. University of Tampa tutoring system and instructional pro- of Atlanta, Ga. The grant is for general
(alumni vs. faculty at half-time) gram to improve student competency in scholarships during the 2006-2007 aca-
7:30pm Men’s Basketball Game vs. University of Tampa practicing and applying statistics. “With demic year. “We are very grateful for this
(Homecoming festivities at half-time) the software we will develop, students addition to our scholarship funding and
9:30pm Kick-Off Event — Residence Quad will spend less time learning statistical thank the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foun-
Sponsored by Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council software and more time learning how dation once again for their generosity,”
scientists approach problems and how said Florida Tech President Anthony J.
they interpret statistical results,” said
Thursday, February 23, 2006 Tankersley. English and Spanish ver-
Catanese. The foundation offers sup-
port to the nine southeastern states.
7:00pm Talent Show – Gleason Auditorium sions are being developed to reach a Among its causes are scholarship
Sponsored by Caribbean Student Association more diverse audience. This will benefit awards to colleges for deserving female
(nominal admission fee donations, all goes to charity) students for whom English is a second students. The foundation also supports
language. the needy and provides operating
grants to a small number of selected in-
Friday, February 24, 2006
Florida Tech Society of Physics
Students Honored stitutions serving the needs of elderly
The Florida Institute of Technol- women. The Lettie Pate Whitehead
7:00pm Chocolate Covered CAB Night – Residence Quad
ogy chapter of the Society of Physics Foundation is a not-for-profit corpora-
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board
Students (SPS) was selected as an Out- tion governed by a self-perpetuating
10:15pm Hockey Game – Rockledge Ice Plex
standing SPS Chapter for the 2004-2005 board of trustees. The foundation
Sponsored by the Hockey Club
school year. Less than 10 percent of the shares a common administrative arrange-
SPS chapters nationwide are selected, ment with the Joseph B. Whitehead
Saturday, February 25, 2006 or about one per state. Dr. Rong-sheng
Jin, associate professor of physics and
Foundation, the Lettie Pate Evans Foun-
dation and the Robert W. Woodruff
11:00am Homecoming Parade – starting at University Park Elementary School space sciences, is Florida Tech’s SPS Foundation. Florida Tech is the only in-
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega advisor. The selection is based on the dependent scientific and technological
Community BBQ (following Parade) depth and breadth of SPS activities con- university in the Southeast and was one
1:30pm Wacky Wars – TBA ducted by a chapter. This includes such of just five Florida schools selected in
Sponsored by College Players areas as physics research, public science Barron’s Best Buys in College Educa-
9:30pm Dance –Intramural Gym outreach, physics tutoring programs, tion. It is also named among America’s
Residence Hall Association and hosting and representation at phys- best colleges in U.S. News & World
ics meetings and providing social inter- Report.
action for chapter members. In an SPS
chapter, people of common interest in Campus News
physics come together to enrich their provided by
experience in this field and contribute to
Crimson General Meetings: Wed. @ 7:30 p.m. the community. Members also become
involved in undergraduate research. In University Communications
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Google workshop a big hit with Tech students
Cont. from Page 1 yoga. Not only the food is free, your cathedrals, bridges, roads etc…We are
they arranged for women in technical laundry and haircut is free as well. in the renaissance in technology now.
field. This was a program to find women The workshop started with the There is new technology developing
around the nation and get them involved welcome message of Alan Eustace, everyday and this is the time for a woman
in the technical workplace, to attract Senior Vice President, Engineering & to be in this field. Forty years ago when
them to the technical field, help them Research. He gave a good insight of how they started law schools the number of
pursue a job that they may not feel con- Google feels the necessity of women in women were significantly low. But now
fident about applying and encourage technical field and this was one of their it has grown and almost equal to num-
them in the computer community. many ways to encourage women to this ber of men attending law schools.
Four of the brightest women from field. Followed by the welcome was the Women in the field of engineering are
the Computer Science department at opening talk of Marissa Mayer, Vice just getting started…”
Florida Tech were selected to attend this president, Search Products & User Ex- Google also arranged entertain-
workshop. The 2 day event started Fri- perience. At Google, she is known as ment for the participants. Sunday, Janu-
day 20th with a reception at the Wild one of the fastest and best speakers and ary 22nd was scheduled for tours around
palms hotel in San Jose, CA. At the re- there is full truth to that statement. Her the San Francisco and San Jose areas.
ception Google representatives and re- talk included Google as it stands now Participants could choose form one the
cruiters were present and were introduc- being the largest search engine in the three tours: San Francisco City Tour, Bay
ing the workplace and some of the excit- world with 3000+ employees. She talked Area Art Tour, or Silicon Valley Tech Tour, Tauhida Parveen
ing stories that they have experienced about Google’s history, its infrastruc- where they had the opportunity to talk Googleplex at a Glance. One of Google’s many uniquely designed buildings on their
at Google. They gave tips on how to tures, all the Google brands (Google to Google recruiters one more time. Mountain View, CA Campus.
apply for jobs at Google and what they News, Google Earth, Google Scholar, It is not a surprise when we say As for all the women in this field, I will send the message
look for in a potential candidate. Froogle, Picasa etc.) that are in existence that there is a lack of involvement of
The workshop sessions took and history behind them. She also talked
that came through the scholars and engineers of Google.
women in technical field. In the past ex-
place on Saturday, Jan 21st. It’s very about Google’s mission and work ethics perts have suggested many reasons for 1. As a woman in technical field not only you bring the technical back-
hard to write about the workshop with- and how their work ethics has resulted this but at the end the situation is still ground with you but you also have the power to bring diversity in the work-
out mentioning what Googleplex looks into the innovative products such as the same. It will take companies like place which can be one of the foundations of a workplace.
like. The tall, variety of color-coordi- Google news. Google and others to step up, encour-
nated buildings resembles their multi- Another session “Behind Google age and lead them into this male domi- 2. Be open-minded to what you are doing. Take a different project, a
colored logo. Even the interior of the search”, was an overview of what’s be- nated field. This type of workshop brings challenge and be open-minded about it.
building resembles Google’s multicol- hind the world’s largest search engine. together women from other schools and
ored logo. Cubicles with bright colored Dr. Anna Patterson talked about the al- one can see that she is not the only one 3. There is no one way to do things. Always try what comes your way.
glasses, stairs with bright green and gorithm and data structures that were that faces the burden of being the only It may not be the best and the smartest solution but it is your solution and
yellow colors makes you feel like home used to make Google one of the best woman in her department. She can see get comfortable with it. Then built upon it to make it perfect to the rest of the
and takes the pressure of being strictly search engines in the world. She also that there are others who are in the same world.
formal at workplace. talked about the challenges that they shoe and get a chance to find out how
Food in Google is FREE. Yes, you face everyday in making the product so they deal with it. These type of work- 4. Always look for people around you and talk to them. Don’t be intimi-
got that one right. Free meaning your simple and yet so effective. shops also lets them meet successful dated by anyone and don’t hesitate to talk to anyone. They may ignore you
breakfast, lunch and dinner are all free. There was a panel discussion on women in this field and get a chance to but at least you have tried. You don’t have to have a mentor but you need
Every floor of the building has large “Career path in Computer Science”. Four know how other women have walked connections to be successful.
break areas with large vending machines of the Google engineers were the panel- their path, the barriers they still face ev-
full of all sorts of healthy food starting ist and each one shared their path to eryday and how they overcome such 5. Give up on trying to be perfect and thinking everything has to go
from yogurt all the way to chocolate chip computer science followed by Q&A. barriers to be in a position where they is perfectly. You may have the worst interview a day but don’t let that bring you
granual bars. Google’s ethics about food The closing talk was by Jennifer still the minority. down. Don’t be hard on yourself and quit because something did not workout
is “No employee should be 10 feet away partick, head of Engineering. She There were four Florida tech the way you wanted it to.
from food”. Does that mean that you eat pointed out the fact that this is the great- women who went to this workshop and
all these good food and gain weight? est time for women to be in the field of have amazing experiences to share. It is 6. Believe in yourself. Just because you don’t play video games or
Absolutely not. They have an awesome engineering and computer sciences. she their hope that this should be an encour- build computer on the weekends, just because you are not the best pro-
gym where they offer exercise equip- left the participants with this parting agement for all the Florida Tech commu- grammer in your class or have every answers at your fingertips does not
ments as well as all sorts of exercise thought - “If you look at the renaissance nity and this number of participant will mean you don’t belong to this field. Its just means your way is different than
classes starting from Kickboxing to art, you see so many things in there – increase in the future. some others in this field.
Finding Nemo counterparts
in Aquaculture Lab
The ACM Kernel
stroll through the jungle and past other
Freedom of Choice
tion regarding what their computer could OpenSUSE (http://en.opensuse.org/),
Dr. Judy Strother campus sites – all new to this enthusi-
Tim Coulter and could not do. They assumed that Mandriva (http://www.new.mandriva.
Guest Writer astic group.
Guest Writer the software pre-installed on their sys- com/), and Fedora (http://fedora.redhat
So far this year, older gifted stu-
tem was “The Way” – the only way – to .com/). The popularity of these distri-
Petting the belly of a starfish, gin- dents – fourth, fifth, and sixth graders
Most users new to the computer run their computer. They were wrong. butions of Linux was rated by http://
gerly touching the spines of a spiny lob- – from University Park have developed
market know nothing of the software in- Today, many software products www.distrowatch.com.
ster, and tickling a sea urchin – just a color wheels in the Department of Hu-
stalled on their system. These users – are freely available, both “free as in free- Open Office is an office pro-
few of the fun experiences the gifted first manities and Communication, learned
fully aware they’ve bought a new com- dom” and “free as in beer.” These soft- ductivity suite supporting all major Of-
and second graders from University Park about bridge building from Drs. Heck
puter – turn it on and feel satisfied when ware products – unlike their pre-installed fice (and more) file-formats. See more at
Elementary School had last week. Dr. and Pinelli in Civil Engineering, and will
its software graciously welcomes them counterparts – do not restrict what their http://www.openoffice.org
Junda Lin, Director of the Aquaculture work on environmental issues with Dr.
at its startup screen. Like a new driver, users can do with them, and they come Mozilla Firefox is an extensible,
Laboratory, and his assistant, Sarah Windsor. In April, the student chapter
these users start slow but gradually pass with no price tag. What does this mean? secure web browser. See more at http:/
Jones, led the students through the laby- of FPRA – the Florida Public Relations
learning curves, mapping the software’s Well, if you have the capability, you can /www.mozilla.com/firefox/
rinth of aquariums and tanks and told Association – will put together a Ca-
highways, side streets, parking lots, and alter the software to better suit your The GIMP is an image manipu-
them all about the life cycle of shrimp, reer Day presentation for the Univer-
closed roads. Finally, after enough ex- needs; if you don’t, then you can still lation program on par with Adobe
the function of sea horse tails, and a sity Park’s Spring Assembly. As an
ploring, the users think, “Hey – I know download and use it free of charge. The Photoshop. See more at http://
variety of other fascinating facts. One ongoing project this spring, FPRA is
how to use my computer,” and they’re list below is a list of alternative, desk- www.gimp.org/
thing is certain – these children immedi- collecting all kinds of supplies for the
right, they do. But what they learned was top-centric software products that pro- GAIM is an instant messaging
ately recognized the characters from teachers of University Park – the kinds
not the computer – it was the software. vide important – but different – ways to client supporting AIM/ICQ, MSN, Gadu-
Finding Nemo and were fascinated at of items that teachers often pay for out
They didn’t know it, but when interact with your computer. If you don’t Gadu, Groupwise, IRC, Google Talk/Jab-
seeing their real counterparts on the of their own pockets.
they bought their computer, they already like an item in the list, that’s fine; the ber, Napster, and Yahoo. See more at
Florida Tech campus. There is no doubt that this six-year
knew how to use it. In an almost self choice is yours, which is just the way it http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
Dr. Judy Strother, who directs all liaison between Florida Tech and Uni-
explanatory way, those users knew that should be. All software on this list (save Inkscape is a vector graphics
the Florida Tech/University Park liaison versity Park has been rewarding and
the screen, mouse and keyboard were the operating systems themselves) run editor, with capabilities similar to Illus-
activities, then took the children on a beneficial for all involved.
the tools of interaction; the software, on on machines running Windows, Linux, trator, Freehand, and CorelDraw. See
the other hand, stated how those users or Macintosh operating systems. more at http://www.inkscape.org/
would interact. Unfortunately, when Linux is a fully functional oper- Audacity is free, open source
those users learned the software, they ating system which comes in many fla- software for recording and editing
learned its features, its content, and all vors, the most popular being: Ubuntu sounds. See more at http://
its idiosyncrasies, and made an assump- Linux (http://www.ubuntu.com/), audacity.sourceforge.net/.
Dr. Judy Strother
Looking on. University Park students look at baby shrimp in one of Florida Tech’s labs.
Rummage Sale comes to Florida Tech!
Help support RHA and their fundraiser for Homecoming 2006!
We take anything and everything!
Art and Decor!
We will be selling the items donated in the Panter Plaza on
Wednesday, February 22, from 8a.m. to 5p.m.
Any questions, comments, or if you need someone to pick up your donated items, please email
Lynnette Holem at email@example.com!
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The Crimson Comics
Nuts & Dolts Classics Chris Sonnenberg
Captain College by Kleber Garcia
for the Movie Times Valid for Friday to Sunday
Mrs. Henderson Presents (R)
solutions! Eight Below in DLP (PG) Curious George (G)
1:30, 4:25, 7:30, 10:10
Date Movie (PG-13)
1:55, 4:55, 7:50, 10:15
10:35 a.m., 1:15, 4:05, 7:10, 9:45 11:00 a.m., 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Eight Below in DLP (PG)
Date Movie (PG-13) Capote (R)
11:30 a.m., 1:50, 4:15, 6:40, 8:40, 10:45 4:40 p.m., 7:15
12:45, 3:40, 7:00, 9:55
Freedomland (R) Brokeback Mountain (R) Eight Below (PG)
10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 10:40 a.m., 1:40, 9:40 1:45, 4:40, 8:10
The Pink Panther (PG) When A Stranger Calls (PG) Freedomland (R)
10:30 a.m., 12:40, 2:45, 4:50, 7:20, 9:30 6:50 p.m., 8:50, 10:50
Final Destination 3 (R) Nanny McPhee (PG)
12:50, 3:50, 4:50, 7:10, 8:20, 10:00
11:20 a.m., 1:45, 4:10, 6:35, 8:45, 10:50 11:10 a.m., 2:10, 4:20, 7:00, 9:15 Firewall (PG-13)
Firewall (PG-13) Big Momma’s House 2 (PG-13) 12:40, 3:35, 4:35, 7:15, 8:15, 9:45
11:15 a.m., 2:00, 4:45, 7:40, 10:00 11:20 a.m., 2:10, 4:20, 7:00, 9:15 The Pink Panther (PG)
1:00, 2:00, 4:05, 5:05, 7:05, 8:05, 9:30,
When A Stranger Calls (PG)
1:35, 4:10, 7:35, 9:40
Curious George (G)
1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:35
Final Destination 3 (R)
1:40, 5:00, 8:00, 10:25
Nanny McPhee (PG)
1:10, 3:45, 7:25
Big Momma’s House 2 (PG-13)
1:05, 4:45, 7:45, 10:20
Brokeback Mountain (R)
Walk the Line
Chronicles of Narnia
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Voices Which Fail to be Heard
Transcending from emo roots
young men writing of their latest failure Matchbook Romance will be lucky to
with love. Yet this quartet ascended into get out.
pop-dom flawlessly, leaving fans salivat- So should one make an emer-
ing for more with key hardcore and gency trip to best buy? No, get their
screamo influences despite the romanti- new songs on Myspace or some other
cally depressed lyrics. Well, that is until site—they released their best ones to
their latest release with Voices. the mainstream media anyway.
Leaving behind any shred of their
previous sound, Matchbook Romance CD Review
traipses into uncharted waters of post- Genre: Rock
emo sound. Artist: Matchbook Romance
This is a very courageous effort Voices
by the band who hopes to retain their
fan base despite slight alterations in
their musical output. Lyrically and vo-
Epitaph / Ada
cally, Andrew Jordan is right on his
Matchbook Romance - Voices game.
Matchbook Romance released its
Dark, twisted lyrics fill the songs, Picked up a new CD
describing in a new light the horrors of
sophomore album this Valentine’s Day,
Andrew’s past relationships. But what
lately? Write a review
highlighting its cheesy stereotype for and send it off to
happened to the sound? Where are the
being just another whiney emo band.
Matchbook is known to be one of the
flawless cord changes? The sweet me- firstname.lastname@example.org to see
lodic backgrounds? Lost apparently to
few bands to have transcended the
some creative black hole from which
it in next week’s issue.
white noise of all-to-common genre of
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February 16, 2006 The Florida Tech Crimson Diversions - 5
Homecoming Kings and Queens
Alpha Phi Fraternity
King: Joshua Rathbone - Mechanical Engineer from Southern New Jersey. He has been
a member of Chi Phi since Fall 2005. His interests include sushi, boating, and long walks on the
beach at sunset.
Queen: Christina Nutting - Junior from Rockville, Maryland studying Aviation Manage-
ment. She has been a past of Alpha Phi since fall of 2005.
Alpha Phi Omega
King: James Stimers - James is a graduating senior in Computer Science from Little Rock,
Arkansas. This is his second year with Alpha Phi Omega and he just wants to have some fun
Alpha Phi Omega
before graduating and getting a real job.
Queen: Jennifer Allison - Jennifer Allison, a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering, has
been apart of Alpha Phi Omega since Fall 2004. When not doing service with A Phi O or
anything school related, she can usually be found drawing or reading.
Caribbean Students Association
King: Jonathan Cockburn - Born in Trinidad, twenty-three years old, my major is Meteo-
Caribbean Students rology. Loves soccer and sports in general. I am a sophomore.
Queen: Bambi Lettsome - A Forensic Psychology Senior from the sunny shores of the
Virgin Isles. Living and learning from the teachings of her rich culture, Bambi is sure to let us
know there are three essentials in life. Music, Dance, and Laughter...you will never find her
King: Rico Iglesias - Born in Bayamon, PR, I’m a sophomore from Jacksonville, FL dual
Class Council majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. You may have seen me performing with
Infinity Dance and in the past musical, ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’ Who’s this? Rico Suave!
Queen: Deirdra O’Donnell - I am a freshman from Tucson, AZ studying Oceanography.
I know ironic. I am the Vice President for the class of 2009 and a new member of our Green
King: David Herndon - College Players has once again asked David to be King. He is not
College Players your average, everyday, ordinary, ho-hum, run-of-the-mill King. He will entertain you, and
leave you breathless… or at the very best speechless. David and Stephanie, King and Queen…
That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Queen: Stephanie Crow - Chances are you probably already know Stephanie because
she in about half of the clubs on campus. But in case you don’t, suffice it to say she’s an
upbeat girly-girl that likes sleeping, dancing, and singing, among other things. She and her
fellow King make a great team because not only do they both have talent, dedication and a
great organization behind them, but they are getting married next year. So look out everyone,
the Herndons are here!
Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta
King: BJ Veronee - On the Baseball Team, 20 years old, psychology major, one of the
founding members of Alpha Tau Omega, single and willing
Queen: Lauren Chomiczewski - I am a marine biology major, and a junior. I enjoy playing
the piano and painting. I am a member of Gamma Phi Beta.
Phi Sigma Sigma Pi Kappa Alpha
King: Joey Stine - This very active freshman can be seen all over campus, from CAB to
PKA, everything in between. He’s been most recently seen on stage in College Player’s ‘Once
Upon A Mattress’ and the ‘Big Man On Campus’ Philanthropy Event.
Queen: Stacy Pravencher - A sophomore, Marine Biology major who hopes to one day
become a manne veterinarian. She is quiet but outgoing and will be up for doing ALMOST
anything. She is a person you can count on, a great friend, and a person who is full of life.
Phi Sigma Sigma
King: Eammon Powers - I am Aviation Management with Flight major. I play varsity
baseball for Florida Tech and my home is Staten Island, NY.
Queen: Leslie Stark - I am a sophomore in Chemical Engineering, who is Historian and
Social Chair for Phi Sigma Sigma. I like to play volleyball, shop, and dance in my free time.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
King: Jacob Roth - Jacob Roth is a sophomore and is majoring in Aerospace Engineering.
Student Ambassadors He is a representative for RHA and a member of Phi Eta Sigma. He intends to get his graduate
degree in Aerospace Engineering. After school, he would like to work in experimental aircraft
Queen: Lynnette Holem - Lynnette Holem is a sophomore and is majoring in Marine
Biology. She is a member of Residence Life, RHA, Phi Eta Sigma, Tri Beta, and Marine Bio
Association. She would like to work in conservation of marine life and live on a boat one day.
Tau Kappa Epsillon Student Ambassadors
King: Philip Meyer
Bio: I am a freshman majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I am currently participating in
the Residence Hall Association as Treasurer, Student Ambassadors, Bowling Club, College
Players, and an associate member of Lambda Chi Alpha. I like playing sports and having fun
Look for this week’s solutions in our next issue!
Queen: Trevi Jenkins
Who will be this year’s King and Bio: I am a sophomore Aviation Management with Flight student, from Towson, Mary-
Queen? Find out at the 2006 land. I run across country and am a student ambassador.
Homecoming Dance, hosted by
RHA, Saturday, February 25, 2006!
Tau Kappa Epsillon
King: Jonathan Wisniewski
Bio: More commonly known as Penguin, Jon is a freshman Marie Biology major, a mem-
ber of Tau Kappa Epsillon, but more importantly he just enjoys have a great time with his
Queen: Jessica McKeever
Bio: More commonly known a Jess, Jessica is a freshman Oceanography major, a member
of Gamma Phi Beta, but more importantly she enjoys having a fantanbulous time with her
For a complete Homecoming 2006 friends.
schedule, check out Page 2! All biographies and images provided by the 2006 Homecoming Committee
Firewall: Cliche the kidnappers may have giggled upon
hearing that as opposed to being intimi-
Diversions Editor dated as Madsen’s character intended. The
storyline had a definite resemblance to Mis-
Enter Firewall, a movie that is only sion: Impossible II
gaining revenue because of Harrison Ford’s with the villain hav-
name and a hyped-up plot. Firewall re- ing a British accent.
volves around a global bank’s security ex- Lastly, the ending
ecutive named Jack Stanfield (played by will just top off
Harrison Ford) who finds his family kid- your suspicions of
napped. To save his family, he must steal how bad this
$100 million from the same theft-proof sys- movie can be.This
tem he helped design. movie felt manu-
The acting in this movie is pretty factured and if
pathetic, and seeing Harrison Ford try to you value your
act tough was a joke at best. To comple- money, I’d hesi-
ment him, Jack Stanfield’s wife (played by tate before decid-
Virginia Madsen) yells “Don’t you DARE ing to see this.
touch my children!” at one point. I think It’s not good. Warner Bros.
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Opinion - 6 The Florida Tech Crimson February 16, 2006
Your Security and You
serious cases. (See the student hand-
Kevin book available online at www.fit.edu/
Graham studenthandbook for more information.)
Drug usage is illegal regardless of your
Chief of Security age anywhere in the United States.
email@example.com What do you do to relieve this
stress then? Try the Wellness Center at
Stress. Stress. Stress and more Clemente. It is a stress-free zone with
stress. Classes, tests, mid terms, bills, zero gravity chairs and massage chairs.
and any host of other issues.What do The chairs have headphones with a
you do to relieve this stress? PARTY plethora of piped in music designed to
TIME! Have a bunch of friends over, sooth the savage beast in your soul and
snacks, loud music, alcohol ... the works. relax your cares away. A waterfall pro-
Well, unfortunately that will not vides a care free ambiance that allows
resolve the issue. In fact, it will only the stress to evaporate. Center Court
make the stressors worse. How, you provides a menu of healthy food sure
may ask? to activate you. Upstairs is a modern
First of all, to have a party on cam- workout facility of free weights, cardio
pus in which alcohol might be con- machines, and weight machines.
sumed, you are required to fill out a Party If you are not into the Clemente
Registration form that must be received Center, try the more than 80 separate
at least 48 hours before the event with student activities that allow you to
Residence Life. This form is available on mix and mingle with others who share
line at: www.fit.edu/activities/forms/ your interests.
index.html. In addition most students liv- Finally, should you desire to talk
ing on campus are under the legal age to to someone about your concerns, the
possess or consume alcohol. As you Counseling and Psychological Services
know, underage consumption of alco- (CAPS) is available with a trained staff
hol is illegal in Florida with the minimum experienced in the trials of college life.
legal drinking age set at 21. On campus So, party not. Get involved, be ac-
violations of the law and Florida Tech tive in the university, be active in the
policy will be handled by the university community, and be surprised at how fast
and parents could be notified in more the stress is forgotten.
The Feng Shui Way sufficient lighting that is appropriate for
Karline McIntosh the activities that will occur there. Fur-
Weekly Columnist niture arrangements should facilitate
safe traffic patterns within these struc-
The empowerment of the human tures.
experience through Feng Shui begins Balance, another primary requi-
by taking a candid look at nine specific site in a healthy environment can be
sectors of life. These areas are; career, achieved by paying special attention
relationships, family, finances, helpful to the elements that inhabit a space.
people, children, knowledge, reputation The Chinese used the Yin Yang con-
and health. The philosophy of Feng cept to demonstrate the importance of
Shui assigns an energy value to each balance. Yin and Yang represent posi-
of these life areas and provides guide- tive and negative forces that create
lines that promote harmony and bal- energy through perpetual motion. Yin
ance. qualities relate to the earth, it governs
Most people are motivated to try death, winter, night, the moon, and pas-
the principles of Feng Shui when they sivity, etc. Yang relates to the heav-
see the correlation between their living ens, its qualities govern life, summer,
spaces and their life experience. For day, the sun and activity, etc.
example, the most powerful influence A home that is decorated with
of natural law on the earth and human mostly Yin elements will be soothing
beings is the sun. Optimal amounts and with lots of soft fabrics, dark or muted
the wavelengths of sunlight triggers colors and dim lights. People who live
brain activity beginning with our eyes. or work in mostly Yin environments tend
A home that is architecturally designed to be lethargic and overtime, can expe-
based on the solar influence on the rience depression. On the other hand,
home provides a nourishing environ- a predominantly Yang home has lots of
ment that promotes health and well be- light, warm colors, and hard surfaces.
ing. It has little or no soothing spaces and
Once you have identified an im- its occupants tend to be edgy and ag-
balance in one or more areas of your gressive.
life, the next step is to evaluate the en- The application of Feng Shui
vironments in which you spend most principles create symmetry, balance and
of your time and the location directly
relating to that life sector. Healthy
buildings provide good ventilation, and
inevitably results in the creation of liv-
ing environments that support opti-
mum human existence.
Letter To The Editor I am writing to complain about my recently received diploma. In comparison
to my first degree from Florida Tech, Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering (
May, 2003), it appears that the school has elected to downgrade the size and
A student of Florida Tech quality of the diploma to a point that it makes my recently received diploma small
writes to The Crimson and inferior to my Bachelor of Science diploma. To further refine my argument, the
and the sharing/borrowing of food.
The Crimson introduces a new diploma size has specifically been downgraded from a size 11” x 14” to an 8.5” x 11”.
column into this week’s
Hopefully, if you bring up your concerns about his recently received It disgusts me to a point that I refuse to display my Masters Diploma next to my
in a polite manner, rather than becoming
Opinions. angry and yelling, your roommate may
diploma .... Bachelors. I have spent six years investing my time and money into Florida Tech
and I feel this is a rude and unnecessary way to thank your recently acquired
be receptive to hearing your concerns. alumni for their efforts in making Florida Tech an excellent university. Alumni are
He is probably unaware of what he is Care to respond to this or any of
What’s Up Doc can answer all of usually an asset in promoting a university’s stature and providing financial contri-
doing or at least how pissed off you are our articles or your feelings
your questions regarding butions to promote the wellness of the school, but I personally will not assist in
about the circumstances! Also keep in about Florida Tech? Write us a any such deed until I receive a decent farewell, a diploma worthy of being proud of
roommates and your personal mind that being roommates does not short paragraph and we may displaying and most importantly earning. I would appreciate it if the school would
life. mean that you need to become “best
include your response in an reprint a diploma of the same size and elegance as the ones that were distributed in
friends.” Sometimes it happens, some- May of 2003. I thank you for your time and consideration into this matter.
times it doesn’t. upcoming issue of The Crimson.
Have a question for Doc? Visit - Joseph
In terms of study areas, many of
our students underutilize the library,
whatsupdoc and submit your academic support center and lounge ar-
question! eas. These settings are much more con-
ducive to quality study time than listen-
Question: ing to the background noise of heavy
I’m having a lot of trouble with metal from a roommate’s stereo. Check
my roommate. He eats all my food and out an alternative area for more effec-
refuses to buy any food. He leaves the tive studying. If you are unable to re-
room a mess and stays up really late at solve the problem between the two of
night, so I don’t sleep well. He’s also you, contact your Resident Assistant,
loud when I try to study. How do I work and he or she can help you with the
this out without making things really problems. Counseling & Psychological
awkward between us? Services (CAPS) has two good on-line
Answer: brochures that you may find helpful at
This is a common problem that www.fit.edu/caps entitled, “Hi, I’m Your
arises when two strangers share a living New Roommate!” and “Where Should I
space. The most important thing is to sit Be Studying?” The roommate article has
down and have a discussion about a useful questionnaire on conflict reso-
“house rules.” This way, the two of you lution styles that you and your room-
can reach a compromise that is accept- mate may also find helpful. Good luck
able to both of you about your shared in developing your negotiation and
living space. Some common issues to assertiveness skills; they will serve
discuss include: Overnight visitors, you well in your future, both person-
“quiet hours,” alcohol/parties, cleaning, ally and professionally!
The views of the articles in this section do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of The Crimson’s editorial staff or those of the university.
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February 16, 2006 The Florida Tech Crimson Sports - 7
Blue Wave rank 2nd in In- NFL Probowl: All-star Game
ternational Competition Jeff Wiehe
Super Bowl, the Probowl means more
fillment of my football craving. After
three weeks of less than exciting playoff
Canada. Other ranked teams were #3 Now the AFC had won the previ- football, and arguably the worst Super
Eduardo Gonzalez Helsinki Wolverines (Finland), #4 St. ous two Probowls, as well as the last Bowl in NFL history, this season has
Guest Writer Augustine Rum Runners (Florida), and At the end of each year, the play- two Super Bowls, and after the Pitts- overall been a let down.
#5 Key West Loose Women ( Florida). ers that have had the most outstanding burgh Steelers won this year’s Super Now with the swirls of game fixes
Last weekend, the Blue Wave Congratulations to the team for a great performances over the course of the year Bowl, it seemed likely that at the end we and conspiracy (before the Super Bowl
Women’s flag football team of Florida tournament: Holly Stone, Kellee Nelson, meet up in Hawaii to play in the all-star would have yet another AFC victory. kicked off, Sports Illustrated began tak-
Tech traveled to Key West, Florida to Crystal Griffin, Brandi Alderson, Jen game of the NFL. These players are de- The game started a little sluggish, ing orders for their Pittsburgh Steelers
represent not only the school but also Dunn, Megan Kramer, Shatondra cided by the votes of the fans, players, and both team’s players seemed to be Super Bowl Champions package, but did
our country. The team was composed Cobbs, Vanna Pham, Rebecca Hasman, and coaches over the course of the year, very sluggish and rusty. This lasted not have such an offer for the Seattle
of both Florida Tech students and Jacque Frederick, Angela Longaburger, and are announced at the end of the sea- through most of the first half. Peyton Super Bowl Champions package) no one
alumni. Held by the IWFFA, the 15th Rachel McKinney, Mindi Webbs, Bobbi son. This game pits the best players in Manning threw three interceptions and can leave this season on a completely
Annual Kelly McGillis Classic attracted Howell, Eduardo Gonzalez, Matt Hasler, the American Football Conference only one touchdown in his two quarters high note (except for the bandwagon
teams from all over the world, mainly the Ryan Lugo, and Scott Pio. (AFC) versus the best players in the of play. Hasselbeck threw one intercep- Steelers fans that I know that everyone
United States, Europe and Canada. In The Blue Wave flag football club National Football Conference (NFC). tion and no touchdowns in his one and has heard and seen popping up every-
the tournament, Blue Wave played five has begun preparations for the IWFFA Now this game is slightly differ- a half quarters. where). Now, as a pure NFL fan, I will
games in four days. 1st Annual Orlando Classic (August) and ent than the games that we see every Both teams offenses had trouble proceed to go into the dark part of the
In the end the ladies obtained a 3- World Cup Qualifiers (April). If you wish other Sunday during the NFL season. gelling on the field, which is understand- year yet again.
2 record and a second place finish be- to play flag football at a competitive level The teams are not allowed to blitz more able since they have only practiced to- Some friends have suggested things
hind the Marauders from Toronto, email at firstname.lastname@example.org than the four designated down lineman, gether as a team for four days. The team such as the MLB, NHL, hibernation, col-
at least one safety must be located within defenses however were the part of the lege basketball, or even heavy drinking,
Olympic kickoff Continued from page 8
competitor or a women’s rights activist
in some way. While the flag was being
the hash marks before the snap of the
ball, and there is not blitzing on kicks.
game that stood out the most. Overall,
there were a total of ten turnovers which
but none of these things have been able
to fill the huge gaping hole in my life in
raised acrobats performed on a vertical
Even though this seems like it is included four lost fumbles (9 fumbles between February and September.
ing first with a red and blue suit then platform. They looked like birds in the
a game that is specifically designed to overall) and six total interceptions. Sure there is the NFL draft in April,
stripping down to a white spandex with sky and eventually created the shape of
run up the score for each offense, it The final score was 23-17 in favor but that lasts a mere two days, and
veins representing the heart. Luca a dove.
does not always turn out like this. This of the NFC, and fittingly, the most out- frankly, two weeks couldn’t help. So I
Badoer drove out a Ferrari F1 car and The Olympic flame was brought
final game may not seem to be in the standing player was a defensive player, bid you farewell until next season, where
did donuts on the stage and revved the in and the final five torch-bearers were:
same category as an NFL game, but for Derrick Brooks, who had a 59 yard inter- the hopes of millions of NFL fans will
engine for a few minutes. Alberto Tamba, the entire Italian cross
us true NFL fans, it is all we have until ception run back for a touchdown. Over- again be raised, when all 32 teams are
The head of the International country ski relay team of 1974, Peiro Gros,
training camp, and after that terrible all, the game was still not a complete ful- again 0-0.
Olympic Committee (IOC) of Torino made Deborah Compagnoni, and finally by
a speech followed by the IOC president,
and then the president of Italy. The
Olympic flag was brought out by eight
Stefania Belmondo. The torch lit the
lighting apparatus which set off a series
of fireworks in and around the stadium
Crew strong at Southern Sprints
women: Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, and finally lighting the 57 meter high he or she is contributing to the overall Men’s lightweight category was won
Isabel Allende, Nawal El Moutawakel, Olympic torch, the highest in the his- Aliyah Snyder speed of the boat. Southern Sprints is a by Brian Pierce, and Mike Hawkins fol-
Wangori Maathai, Manuela Di Centa, tory of the games. This year’s ceremo- Guest Writer chance for rowers to compete against lowed at a close second. Florida Tech’s
Maria Mutola, and Somaly Mam, each nies was a three hour culmination of the each other based on one factor – power. Open Men’s Relay team placed 3rd and
of which has either been an Olympic past, present, and future of the world. If you happened to be in the Because rowing is almost the definition was comprised of Justin Eickmeier, Tim
Clemente Center on Saturday, February of team sport, Southern Sprints is the Watson, Gabriel Candelaria, and Tay-
4th, you may probably have noticed the one shot throughout the season that a lor Brown.
swarm of rowers that took over the gym rower can compete as an individual. Florida Tech’s women’s team was
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last Saturday was This year at Southern Sprints, Florida also competitive at this year’s sprints
the annual Southern Sprints Indoor Tech’s crew teams made a solid display with Maddie Smerin taking 5th in the col-
Rowing Championships. Schools from of individual talent and success. legiate women’s event. Varsity rowers
all over Florida participated in this event Varsity Men made their stand in Jessie House and Nicky Weiler took 3rd
as well as Florida Tech’s own men and the lightweight category with Jeff and 4th respectively in the Lightweight
women’s crew teams. Tessier taking 1st, Paul Bunkers at 3rd, Women’s event as well, and novice Jen
Indoor rowing machines, also and spots 4-7 taken by Florida Tech as Johnson took home the silver for Nov-
known as “ergs” (a shortened form of well. Heavyweight men were led by ice Lightweights. The Coxswain event
the actual name, ergometer) are used in Gabriel Candelaria at 4th place. The was won by Aliyah Snyder, and Rachel
rowing to hone skills on land without Men’s Novice team made a very strong Hillyer took 3rd. Congratulations to
the hassle of 50 foot boats. Ergs are showing with Jimmy Woodward lead- Florida Tech’s crew teams, and please
also used to gauge how hard a person ing at 1st followed by Taylor Brown (2nd) come out to support them this spring
Jeff Kelley, THE CRIMSON
can pull, which translates to how much and Mike Walsh (3rd). The Novice during the races held at Canal 54.
Erg! Maddie Smerin takes 5th in the collegiate women’s event.
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Volume XXXV Issue XVI February 16, 2006 http://www.fit.edu/crimson
Exciting win for the Men Victory for the Women Olympics
kick off in
Murray led the way with 28 points Pesky Saint Leo would not go
Florida Tech Press Release going 5-for-9 from the arc and hit seven- Florida Tech Press Release away, as the Lions climbed within six
Sports Communications out-eight from the charity stripe. Rich Sports Communications points on three separate occasions in
despite only grabbing 17 points was near the final five minutes of the
The Florida Tech Panthers (4-19, perfect for the night going five-for-five Danielle Vaughn scored a game- contest.Florida Tech shot 45% from
1-12) along with head coach Billy Mims from the three point lien and six-for eight high 19 points to lift the the field in the second
finally mark their first Sunshine State from the field in total. Rich also chipped Florida Tech women’s bas- half, compared to just
Conference win coming back to defeat in the game high seven assists. ketball team to a 61-52 vic- 23% for Saint Leo. The Philip Meyer
the Saint Leo Lions (7-17, 3-10) 85-81 at Sophomore center Jod Kelley led tory over Saint Leo Univer- Panthers also held a 45- Staff Writer
the Marion Bowman Center. under the boards with seven rebounds sity in Sunshine State Con- 31 edge in rebounding.
The “Three Musketeers” emerged and added three blocks. Vainauskas ference action. Johnson scored This year’s Olympic opening cer-
again taking control of the game, shoot- finished in the double figures with Florida Tech (15-9, 9- seven points and led emonies’ theme was love, with most of
ing the lights out at the arc tallying an eleven points. 4 SSC) jumped out an early all players with 12 re- the ceremony encompassing this theme.
impressive 68.2% three point percent- Defensively, the Lions out-re- 10-point lead, sprinting to an bounds and four It starts out with gymnast Yuri Chechi
age. Sophomore E.J. Murray (Rockledge, bounded the Panthers 42 to 31 not al- 18-8 led just over nine min- blocked shots. Kristi pounding on a golden anvil and as he
Fla.), and seniors’ Brad Rich (Oviedo, lowing Tech many second chance points utes into the game. The Harrell and Sabrina hits the anvil flames came out to the beat
Fla.) and Ryan Maultsby (Vero Beach, with only five offensive rebounds. But gritty Lions would battle Jones also added of music. As the beat gets faster danc-
Fla.) made a repeat performance of their tonight Tech did not need many second back to tie the score at 25- seven points apiece ers and skaters (on roller blades) go
earlier overtime loss against Rollins chances hitting 52.7% from the field to 25 with just 1:40 to play in for the Panthers. around the stage. As the music
nearly two weeks ago combining for 64 Saint Leo’s 45.7%. the first half, but a Shante Marquita Fenn progresses the skaters form a spinning
of Tech’s points for the contest. In the end Tech, was more together Johnson layup with 21 sec- paced Saint Leo (7-16, 4- ‘S’ shape, bringing everyone on stage
Against Rollins the threesome at the line making 12 of their 15 free onds to play gave the Pan- 9 SSC) with 17 points which was meant to represent a beating
combined for 60 points nailing 16 three chances with one of their best season’s thers a 31-30 halftime lead. and 10 rebounds. heart, the universal symbol of passion.
pointers in the second half. Tonight free throw percentages at 80.0 %. Despite The early stages of Photo courtesy of Masked skaters come out with fire on
they each notched 14 from the arc with the lead see-sawing ten times in the game the second half belonged to Sports Communications. their heads. They are the sparks of pas-
senior Titas Vainauskas (Vilnius, with eight knotted points, the crimson and Florida Tech, as the Panthers used a 20- sion and appear several other times dur-
Lithuania) adding the 15th for the fi- gray held onto the lead for the last seven 2 run over the first 10 minutes to run up She Shoots, She Scores! Danielle Vaughn ing the ceremony.
nal total. minutes of the contest. a 51-32 advantage at the 9:49 mark. jjumps for another victorious shot. The skaters and dancers leave the
stage and seven men with alphorns come
Baseball Jersey up on a raised platform. They begin a
song and children raise the flags of the
seven countries that make up the Alps:
Dedication for Les
Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy,
Austria, Slovenia, and Liechtenstein.
While they play dancers wearing both
Hall, Andy Seminick,
cow-spotted and Oktoberfest looking
outfits come out and start dancing.
There are also fake cows going around
with different scenes from around the
and Tim Wakefield Alps painted on them.
As the song ends the scene
changes with a line of people in pure
white outfits and Italian supermodel and
singer Carla Bruni holding the Italian flag.
Three Italian military officers come out
in dress uniforms. One approaches Bruni
and takes the flag to be raised. As the
flag is being raised nine-year old
Eleonora Benetti sings the Italian na-
tional anthem and is then accompanied
by the Italian orchestra.
Techno music begins to play with
All Photos by Logan Sailer, THE CRIMSON a large rectangle of people doing the
wave. They separate to form two ‘X’s
for the twentieth running of the Winter
Olympics. Each person brings out col-
ored flags to create the look of a jump
skier with black skiers forming the skies.
They go through the motion of a jump
skier going down the ramp and then
through the landing with the black ski-
ers using air guns with confetti to act as
the snow spray.
The sparks of passion return to
Wednesday Feb 8 Men’s Basketball Nova Southeastern L 88-53 skating around the stage with three large
circles rising from the ground. Two more
circles arise to form the five Olympic
Saturday Feb 11 Saint Leo W 85-81 rings set off with fireworks.
The parade of nations begins with
Wednesday Feb 8 Women’s Basketball Lynn W 60-39 Greece then is followed by the countries
in alphabetical order by the Italian al-
Saturday Feb 11 Saint Leo W 61-52 phabet and names. There are a total of
49 countries competing in the games
with a total of about 2500 athletes, all of
Friday Feb 10 Baseball Palm Beach Atlantic W 7-3 which were introduced with 80’s Ameri-
can pop music playing. The largest del-
Saturday Feb 11 Palm Beach Atlantic G1 W 16-4 egation was the United States with 211
Palm Beach Atlantic G2 W 14-3 athletes, followed closely by Canada
with 196, and the third largest was Italy
with 185. Once all the athletes were in
Tuesday Feb 14 University of Tampa L 5-0 their seats the ceremonies began again
with a medieval look with men waving
Friday Feb 10 Softball Valdosta Game 1 W 8-6 flags around representing the different
Valdosta Game 2 L 6-1 regions of Italy. This began a sort of
timeline through Italy, beginning in the
medieval period and working into futur-
Sunday Feb 12 Men’s Tennis Stetson University L 6-3 ism. This scene was based on the “Birth
of Venus” painting by Botticelle, with
Sunday Feb 12 West Florida L 7-2 Eva Herzigová portraying Venus com-
ing out of a shell. The scene progressed
to the future with Roberto Bollé danc-
Sunday Feb 12 Women’s Tennis West Florida L 9-0
See “Olympics” on page 7
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The Crimson unveils a new column this week, where McIntosh says this week about the
coming NFL Probowl in Hawaii.
Doc can answer all of your questions regarding room- most important component of Feng
Check out who Jeff thinks will come
mates and your personal life. Shui.
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