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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 Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on www.verypdf.com to remove this watermark. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. rants. Police used tear gas to disperse confirmed that it will compensate farm- become chartered and earn full member- If you have any immediate ques- Massachusetts, USA the crowd. ers for the culling of infected birds. Ex- ship as a chapter of Alpha Tau Omega. tions, please address the Interfraternity Massachusetts Wal-Mart phar- perts say that this move will go along Through its existence as a colony, the Council Recruitment Vice President Brian macies are now required to stock emer- Berlin, Germany way to help contain the virus. Nigeria is men will create a working infrastructure Scherrer at 321-674-8080 or e-mail him at gency contraceptives also known as Germany’s highest court ruled a particularly risky country as chickens and hierarchy within the colony by cre- email@example.com. You may also con- morning after pills. This comes as a re- against a bill that would have allowed run free in neighborhoods and are trans- ating several officer and committee po- tact Sara Mayer in the student life office sult of a law suite filed by three women, the government to shoot down hijacked ported live in public. The government is sitions to set forth on the various tasks at 321-674-8080 or e-mail her at whose prescriptions were refused by the airliners. The court found that the bill taking steps to contain the spread of necessary – for example, community ser- firstname.lastname@example.org. store. The state authorities ruled in fa- was in violation of the fundamental right the virus but implementation remains vor of the women and Wal-Mart has to life and human dignity. The bill also difficult. until Thursday to comply. violates the constitutional ban on the Stories provided by Thilina Fernando Alpha Tau Omega They Started It! The new ATO members include Dave Kincaid, Johnathan Abdo, Jesse Soto, William Watts, Ryan Langdon, Jerry Buhrow, Daniel Shlegel, Eammon Powers, Pat Rojanasthien, Geoff Givens, Taylor Brown, Jeremy Coelho, Bob Vandedrinck, Craig Haebe, Jason Schuler, Gian Nunes, Justin Arsenault, Colin Meigs, Brandon (BJ) Veronee, Miguel Davis, Bernie Fanti, Vince Elsier. 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 Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on www.verypdf.com to remove this watermark. 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 email@example.com! 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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 Student Cost: $5.50 Look for this week’s solutions in our next issue! With Valid Student ID 2241 Town Center Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32940 Exit 191 off of I-95 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- firstname.lastname@example.org to see lodic backgrounds? Lost apparently to few bands to have transcended the some creative black hole from which it in next week’s issue. white noise of all-to-common genre of Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on www.verypdf.com to remove this watermark. 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. Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on www.verypdf.com to remove this watermark. Opinion - 6 The Florida Tech Crimson February 16, 2006 Your Security and You serious cases. (See the student hand- Kevin book available online at www.fit.edu/ Graham studenthandbook for more information.) Drug usage is illegal regardless of your Chief of Security age anywhere in the United States. email@example.com What do you do to relieve this stress then? Try the Wellness Center at Stress. Stress. Stress and more Clemente. It is a stress-free zone with stress. Classes, tests, mid terms, bills, zero gravity chairs and massage chairs. and any host of other issues.What do The chairs have headphones with a you do to relieve this stress? PARTY plethora of piped in music designed to TIME! Have a bunch of friends over, sooth the savage beast in your soul and snacks, loud music, alcohol ... the works. relax your cares away. A waterfall pro- Well, unfortunately that will not vides a care free ambiance that allows resolve the issue. In fact, it will only the stress to evaporate. Center Court make the stressors worse. How, you provides a menu of healthy food sure may ask? to activate you. Upstairs is a modern First of all, to have a party on cam- workout facility of free weights, cardio pus in which alcohol might be con- machines, and weight machines. sumed, you are required to fill out a Party If you are not into the Clemente Registration form that must be received Center, try the more than 80 separate at least 48 hours before the event with student activities that allow you to Residence Life. This form is available on mix and mingle with others who share line at: www.fit.edu/activities/forms/ your interests. index.html. In addition most students liv- Finally, should you desire to talk ing on campus are under the legal age to to someone about your concerns, the possess or consume alcohol. As you Counseling and Psychological Services know, underage consumption of alco- (CAPS) is available with a trained staff hol is illegal in Florida with the minimum experienced in the trials of college life. legal drinking age set at 21. On campus So, party not. Get involved, be ac- violations of the law and Florida Tech tive in the university, be active in the policy will be handled by the university community, and be surprised at how fast and parents could be notified in more the stress is forgotten. The Feng Shui Way sufficient lighting that is appropriate for Karline McIntosh the activities that will occur there. Fur- Weekly Columnist niture arrangements should facilitate safe traffic patterns within these struc- The empowerment of the human tures. experience through Feng Shui begins Balance, another primary requi- by taking a candid look at nine specific site in a healthy environment can be sectors of life. These areas are; career, achieved by paying special attention relationships, family, finances, helpful to the elements that inhabit a space. people, children, knowledge, reputation The Chinese used the Yin Yang con- and health. The philosophy of Feng cept to demonstrate the importance of Shui assigns an energy value to each balance. Yin and Yang represent posi- of these life areas and provides guide- tive and negative forces that create lines that promote harmony and bal- energy through perpetual motion. Yin ance. qualities relate to the earth, it governs Most people are motivated to try death, winter, night, the moon, and pas- the principles of Feng Shui when they sivity, etc. Yang relates to the heav- see the correlation between their living ens, its qualities govern life, summer, spaces and their life experience. For day, the sun and activity, etc. example, the most powerful influence A home that is decorated with of natural law on the earth and human mostly Yin elements will be soothing beings is the sun. Optimal amounts and with lots of soft fabrics, dark or muted the wavelengths of sunlight triggers colors and dim lights. People who live brain activity beginning with our eyes. or work in mostly Yin environments tend A home that is architecturally designed to be lethargic and overtime, can expe- based on the solar influence on the rience depression. On the other hand, home provides a nourishing environ- a predominantly Yang home has lots of ment that promotes health and well be- light, warm colors, and hard surfaces. ing. It has little or no soothing spaces and Once you have identified an im- its occupants tend to be edgy and ag- balance in one or more areas of your gressive. life, the next step is to evaluate the en- The application of Feng Shui vironments in which you spend most principles create symmetry, balance and of your time and the location directly relating to that life sector. Healthy buildings provide good ventilation, and inevitably results in the creation of liv- ing environments that support opti- mum human existence. Letter To The Editor I am writing to complain about my recently received diploma. In comparison to my first degree from Florida Tech, Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering ( May, 2003), it appears that the school has elected to downgrade the size and A student of Florida Tech quality of the diploma to a point that it makes my recently received diploma small writes to The Crimson and inferior to my Bachelor of Science diploma. To further refine my argument, the and the sharing/borrowing of food. The Crimson introduces a new diploma size has specifically been downgraded from a size 11” x 14” to an 8.5” x 11”. column into this week’s Hopefully, if you bring up your concerns about his recently received It disgusts me to a point that I refuse to display my Masters Diploma next to my in a polite manner, rather than becoming Opinions. angry and yelling, your roommate may diploma .... Bachelors. I have spent six years investing my time and money into Florida Tech and I feel this is a rude and unnecessary way to thank your recently acquired be receptive to hearing your concerns. alumni for their efforts in making Florida Tech an excellent university. Alumni are He is probably unaware of what he is Care to respond to this or any of What’s Up Doc can answer all of usually an asset in promoting a university’s stature and providing financial contri- doing or at least how pissed off you are our articles or your feelings your questions regarding butions to promote the wellness of the school, but I personally will not assist in about the circumstances! Also keep in about Florida Tech? Write us a any such deed until I receive a decent farewell, a diploma worthy of being proud of roommates and your personal mind that being roommates does not short paragraph and we may displaying and most importantly earning. I would appreciate it if the school would life. mean that you need to become “best include your response in an reprint a diploma of the same size and elegance as the ones that were distributed in friends.” Sometimes it happens, some- May of 2003. I thank you for your time and consideration into this matter. times it doesn’t. upcoming issue of The Crimson. Have a question for Doc? Visit - Joseph In terms of study areas, many of 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. Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on www.verypdf.com to remove this watermark. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org than the four designated down lineman, gether as a team for four days. The team such as the MLB, NHL, hibernation, col- at least one safety must be located within defenses however were the part of the lege basketball, or even heavy drinking, Olympic kickoff Continued from page 8 competitor or a women’s rights activist in some way. While the flag was being the hash marks before the snap of the ball, and there is not blitzing on kicks. game that stood out the most. Overall, there were a total of ten turnovers which but none of these things have been able to fill the huge gaping hole in my life in raised acrobats performed on a vertical Even though this seems like it is included four lost fumbles (9 fumbles between February and September. ing first with a red and blue suit then platform. They looked like birds in the a game that is specifically designed to overall) and six total interceptions. Sure there is the NFL draft in April, stripping down to a white spandex with sky and eventually created the shape of run up the score for each offense, it The final score was 23-17 in favor but that lasts a mere two days, and veins representing the heart. Luca a dove. does not always turn out like this. This of the NFC, and fittingly, the most out- frankly, two weeks couldn’t help. So I Badoer drove out a Ferrari F1 car and The Olympic flame was brought final game may not seem to be in the standing player was a defensive player, bid you farewell until next season, where did donuts on the stage and revved the in and the final five torch-bearers were: same category as an NFL game, but for Derrick Brooks, who had a 59 yard inter- the hopes of millions of NFL fans will engine for a few minutes. Alberto Tamba, the entire Italian cross us true NFL fans, it is all we have until ception run back for a touchdown. Over- again be raised, when all 32 teams are The head of the International country ski relay team of 1974, Peiro Gros, training camp, and after that terrible all, the game was still not a complete ful- again 0-0. Olympic Committee (IOC) of Torino made Deborah Compagnoni, and finally by a speech followed by the IOC president, and then the president of Italy. The Olympic flag was brought out by eight Stefania Belmondo. The torch lit the lighting apparatus which set off a series of fireworks in and around the stadium Crew strong at Southern Sprints women: Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, and finally lighting the 57 meter high he or she is contributing to the overall Men’s lightweight category was won Isabel Allende, Nawal El Moutawakel, Olympic torch, the highest in the his- Aliyah Snyder speed of the boat. Southern Sprints is a by Brian Pierce, and Mike Hawkins fol- Wangori Maathai, Manuela Di Centa, tory of the games. This year’s ceremo- Guest Writer chance for rowers to compete against lowed at a close second. Florida Tech’s Maria Mutola, and Somaly Mam, each nies was a three hour culmination of the each other based on one factor – power. Open Men’s Relay team placed 3rd and of which has either been an Olympic past, present, and future of the world. If you happened to be in the Because rowing is almost the definition was comprised of Justin Eickmeier, Tim Clemente Center on Saturday, February of team sport, Southern Sprints is the Watson, Gabriel Candelaria, and Tay- 4th, you may probably have noticed the one shot throughout the season that a lor Brown. swarm of rowers that took over the gym rower can compete as an individual. Florida Tech’s women’s team was from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last Saturday was This year at Southern Sprints, Florida also competitive at this year’s sprints the annual Southern Sprints Indoor Tech’s crew teams made a solid display with Maddie Smerin taking 5th in the col- Rowing Championships. Schools from of individual talent and success. legiate women’s event. Varsity rowers all over Florida participated in this event Varsity Men made their stand in Jessie House and Nicky Weiler took 3rd as well as Florida Tech’s own men and the lightweight category with Jeff and 4th respectively in the Lightweight women’s crew teams. Tessier taking 1st, Paul Bunkers at 3rd, Women’s event as well, and novice Jen Indoor rowing machines, also and spots 4-7 taken by Florida Tech as Johnson took home the silver for Nov- known as “ergs” (a shortened form of well. Heavyweight men were led by ice Lightweights. The Coxswain event the actual name, ergometer) are used in Gabriel Candelaria at 4th place. The was won by Aliyah Snyder, and Rachel rowing to hone skills on land without Men’s Novice team made a very strong Hillyer took 3rd. Congratulations to the hassle of 50 foot boats. Ergs are showing with Jimmy Woodward lead- Florida Tech’s crew teams, and please also used to gauge how hard a person ing at 1st followed by Taylor Brown (2nd) come out to support them this spring Jeff Kelley, THE CRIMSON can pull, which translates to how much and Mike Walsh (3rd). The Novice during the races held at Canal 54. Erg! Maddie Smerin takes 5th in the collegiate women’s event. Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on www.verypdf.com to remove this watermark. 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 Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on www.verypdf.com to remove this watermark.
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