Evans Dining Hall reopens by jianghongl

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									     Volume XXXV Issue XVI                                                                        February 16, 2006                                                                        http://www.fit.edu/crimson


                                                Evans Dining Hall reopens                                                                                                                    Alpha Tau
                                                                                                                                                                                             Omega colony
                                                                                                                                                                                             installed
      The Crimson is beginning our full                                                                                                                                                                  Brian Scherrer
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Guest Writer
      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.
                                                                                                                                                            SUB Cafe’
                                                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
                                                                                                                                                        Rathskeller Eatery
                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                             fraternal community.
                                                areas.
                                                       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-
                                                                                             penses paid?
                                                         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.
     shower


          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
                                                                                                                                                                                               wwatts@fit.edu.
                                                   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-            bscherre@fit.edu. 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-            smayer@fit.edu.
     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.



                                                                                                                                                                Campus News
                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                               physics.
                                                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Florida Tech
      Crimson General Meetings: Wed. @ 7:30 p.m.                                                                                            the community. Members also become
                                                                                                                                            involved in undergraduate research. In                   University Communications




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     February 16, 2006       The Florida Tech Crimson                                                                                                                                Science & Technology - 3
     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!
                                                       Clothes!
                                                                                 Books!
                                                       Games!
                                                            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 lholem@fit.edu!
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                                                                                                                 The Crimson Comics
                                                               Nuts & Dolts Classics                                                                                   Chris Sonnenberg




                                                               Captain College                                                                                              by Kleber Garcia




                                   Check back
                                    next week
                                     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,
                                                                                                                                                                                   10:30
                                                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                                             Something New
                                                                                                                                                                                 1:15, 7:40
                                                                                                                                                                          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)
                                                                                                                                                                                4:00, 10:05
                                                                                                                                                                              Walk the Line
                                                                                                                                                                                    9:50
                                                                                                                                                                               Hoodwinked
                                                                                                                                                                                    1:50
                                                                                                                                                                          Chronicles of Narnia
                                                                                                                                                                                   12:55

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                                                               Voices Which Fail to be Heard
                                                                           Katy Shontz
                                                                              Staff Writer
                                                                                                                 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-            crimson@fit.edu 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
                                         without.

                                                Class Council
                                                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
                                         Campus Group.

                                               College Players
                                               King: David Herndon - College Players has once again asked David to be King. He is not
                                                                                                                                                                              Check back
         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?
                                                                                                                                                                               next week
                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                for the
                                         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!
                                                                                                                                                                               solutions!
        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.
                 RHA
                                               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
                                         and propulsion.
                                               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!
                                         with friends.
                                               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
                                     friends.
                                           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-
                                                                                                       Genre:
                                                                                                       Director:
                                                                                                                Movie Review
                                                                                                                   Drama/Thriller
                                                                                                                    Richard Loncraine
                                                                                                                     Firewall
               Michael Torsiello
                  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.
                               kgraham@fit.edu                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
            http://www.fit.edu/caps/
                                                       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
                                                                                                                 Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                                Super Bowl, the Probowl means more
                                                                                                                                                than ever.
                                                                                                                                                                                              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 gonzalee@fit.edu                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                        Torino, Italy
                                                 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


                                                                                                     NFL Probowl                                                       The Feng Shui Way
                                                                                                                                                                                          See what Florida Tech’s Karline
                                                                                                                Jeff Wiehe takes a look at the up-
             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.
                                                                                                                out on top inside!


                    See “What’s Up Doc?” on Page 6                                                                 See “Probowl” on Page 7                                                  See “Feng Shui” on Page 6

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