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The student newspaper of the Rider community since 1930                                 Volume 82, Issue II - Friday, September 30, 2011                     10

Strike talk
Key AAUP negotiating session set for today
By Emily Landgraf                    on edge, but we had a meet-
landgrafe@theridernews.com           ing [Tuesday]. We had well
     The faculty union offi-         over 100 faculty. All were pre-
cers of the Rider chapter of         pared, they said, if necessary [to
the American Association of          strike]. The general sentiment
University Professors (AAUP)         was, ‘We don’t want a strike,
are preparing for the possibility    but we will if we have to.’”
of a strike vote if contract nego-        If negotiations continue
tiations do not move forward         without progress, there is a
today.                               chance that a strike vote will be
     The AAUP represents             called, Halpern said. A strike
Rider faculty, coaches and           vote grants the union leaders
professional librarians, and         authority to call a strike if they
the union’s contract extension       feel it is necessary.
expires today.                            “If we don’t make progress
     Negotiations between the        this Friday, then we’re going
union and university adminis-        to be looking probably to
trators broke down last Friday,      have an emergency meeting of
according to Jeffrey Halpern,        our members and talk about
contract administrator and           what our courses are,” Halpern
chief grievance officer for          said. “That would probably be
AAUP and a sociology profes-         sometime next week. I’m still
sor. Halpern said that he had        hoping, but I’m not very opti-
hoped the meeting would lead         mistic at this point that things
to more progress.                    will go better.”
     “Now, I’m always trying              Halpern said Thursday
to be the optimist,” Halpern         night that he expects that the
                                                                                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Rider AAUP
said. “I certainly don’t want        current contract will be extend-
                                     ed again no matter the outcome        Dr. Jeff Halpern, chief negotiator of Rider’s faculty union (AAUP), speaks in the Fireside Lounge on
to prematurely put anybody
                                               See Strike, p. 3            Tuesday on the status of its expiring contract. For updates visit www.theridernews.com.

TAG troubles: Rider tries to ease financial burden
                                                                                                     By Rachel Stengel                         the 2011-2012 school year. These
                                                                                                     stengelr@theridernews.com                 reductions equate to decreases in TAG
                                                                                                          More than half of Rider students     awards for individual students ranging
                                                                                                     who received Tuition Aid Grants           from $450 to $2,088, according to
                                                                                                     (TAG) from the state of New Jersey        O’Hara.
                                                                                                     have experienced a decrease in their           Rider officials were responsive to
                                                                                                     award amount.                             the financial hardship concerning stu-
                                                                                                          Of the 882 students who received     dents and families.
                                                                                                     TAG for the 2011-2012 school year,             The financial aid budget for the
                                                                                                     520 had their TAG award reduced by        2011-2012 school year was increased
                                                                                                     26 percent from last year, but no stu-    by $3 million over the 2010-2011 aca-
                                                                                                     dent’s TAG was cut completely, accord-    demic year, according to O’Hara.
                                                                                                     ing to James O’Hara, vice president for        Rider added an additional $1.1
                                                                                                     Enrollment Management.                    million to the budget “because of the
                                                                                                          TAG are variable, need-based         difficult economy and the cuts in state
                                                                                                     awards for New Jersey residents that      aid,” O’Hara said.
                                                                                                     can be used at approved colleges and           The $1.1 million was derived
                                                                                                     universities. According to the Higher     “through scholarships, grants and dedi-
                                                                                                     Education Student Assistance Authority    cated funds for special circumstance
                                                                                                     (HESSA), “nearly one in every three       appeals,” Dennis Levy, associate direc-
                                                                                                     full-time  New Jersey students receives   tor of the Office of Financial Aid said.
                                                                                                     TAG.”                                          Rider is optimistic that “TAG
                                                                                                          The average TAG award has            awards may be increased for the spring
                                                                     Emily Landgraf/The Rider News   decreased from $7,332 to $6,776 for                           See TAG, p. 3
                                                                                  See Jumpline, p. 3
  Letter to the editor:                                       Former MTV                                                              Getting to know
  Crowd-pleasing                                              star at Rider                                                           the goalie p. 11
     Christie? p. 8                                                                                      p. 5
                                                                                          The
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Students explore career options in Discovery Program
By Jess Scanlon                    pathways that they may choose          an interdisciplinary approach
                                   to follow as they explore their        to academics, similar to those
     Every year among the
                                   future,” Donald Steven, acting         utilized by the Baccalaureate
approximately 900 freshmen,
                                   co-director of the implementa-         Honors Program. For example,
a certain number enter Rider
                                   tion of the Discovery Program          seminars brought together the
University with no idea which
                                   said.                                  fields of science, political sci-
major to choose. For them,
                                        In order to plan out this         ence, environmental science
their freshman year will consist
                                   pilot program, Academic Affairs        and even sociology and com-
of engaging in different events
                                   worked with the Student Affairs        munication. However, partici-
and activities to help them
                                   Office.                                pants did not spend their “week
narrow down a major through
                                        “It really was a joint effort,”   of discovery” entirely inside a
Rider’s new Discovery Program.
                                   said Dave Keenan, Director of          classroom.
     Launched officially in the
                                   Campus Life.                                Students went to Long
weeks before the fall semester
                                        He also said that in his 16       Beach Island (LBI) to see how
began, The Discovery Program
                                   years at Rider, he had never           environmental science and poli-
is intended to help provide
                                   seen a program where the two           tics interact there. They attend-
undecided liberal arts students
                                   offices collaborated like they         ed a Broadway play, Memphis,                                                       Photo courtesy of Silvana Rubino
find their focus through inter-
                                   did for the Discovery Program.         and then were able to tour           Members of the Discovery Program learned to connect their
disciplinary activities.
                                        Planning for the pilot pro-       backstage after the show to see      interest in theater to possible careers by attending Memphis.
     “We want them to find
                                   gram began in summer 2010 to           all the different jobs involved in   Seminar,” the course is lon-         various areas of liberal arts.
their niche,” said Dean of
                                   develop it.                            putting on a play. This multi-       ger than the average freshman             “It truly was a crash-course
Freshmen Ira Mayo.
                                        “There were meetings,             disciplinary approach will con-      seminar and is more focused.         in experiencing different areas
     Mayo said that undecided
                                   groups and subgroups,” said            tinue through the year for the       Students receive guidance from       of the liberal arts,” Huang said.
freshmen sometimes experience
                                   Ben Dworkin, adjunct assis-            students.                            a mentor to help them pick a         “The intentions of the
“anxiety about starting college
                                   tant professor and director of              “They will continue linked      major, according to the Rider        Discovery Week really shone
without a major” and that they
                                   The Rebovich Institute for New         courses during the fall semes-       website.                             through. It allowed for hands-
“need more attention” for that
                                   Jersey Politics.                       ter,” Mayo said.                          So far the program seems        on experiences and the forma-
reason.
                                        Dworkin was a “contribu-               He went on to say that          to be successful in its purpose      tion of life long memories.”
     The program participants
                                   tor” in his own words, help-           the multidisciplinary approach       of emphasizing a liberal arts             Rider hopes that it will
consisted of about 30 incoming
                                   ing with the programming               helps the students see a wide        education to undecided stu-          become a community for
freshmen, all of whom shared
                                   and designing of the pilot. He         variety of majors, and that par-     dents. However Dave Keenan           incoming freshmen, according
a lack of major. They arrived
                                   became involved with the pro-          ticipants would filter through       is not ready to call it a success.   to Steven.
on campus a week early in late
                                   gram after Don Steven, the             the varied information to help       He explained that feedback and            “We hope the students will
August for a week of interdis-
                                   Provost and Vice President for         them determine a field of study.     review will be needed, and the       discover that Rider is a wonder-
ciplinary seminars, trips and
                                   Student Affairs asked him to do             Another method is the           year is just beginning.              ful place to learn, that Rider is
other activities.
                                   so.                                    specialized freshmen semi-                Freshman Liz Huang,             a caring community of friends
     The goal of the Discovery
                                        Some of the programing            nar that they attend. Dubbed         believes that the program gave       and supporters,” Steven said.
Program is “to provide [unde-
                                   included seminars that used            “The Personal Development            students a broad glance into
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 Friday, Sept. 30, 2011                                                                  Rider News                                                                               3

STrike                                                                                                               Dr. Emmanuel Ahia, a
                                                                                                                counseling professor in the
                                                                                                                Department of Education’s
                                                                                                                                                    SecuriTy BriefS
Continued from p. 1                                                                                                                                 Pushover?
                                                                                                                graduate Counseling Services
of today’s meeting.                                                                                             Program, believes it is impor-
     At present, negotiations                                                                                   tant to keep in mind that both           It was a rough night for
are slow, according to both                                                                                     sides have the best interests of    the public safety officers on
the union and the adminis-                                                                                      the university and the students     duty Saturday when they
tration. Compensation issues                                                                                    in mind.                            were assaulted by a resident
have yet to be discussed, with                                                                                       “There are good people on      student who was under the
both sides currently locked in a                                                                                both sides — both the admin-        influence.
stalemate over issues like gover-                                                                               istration and the faculty union          At about 2:11 a.m. while
nance, workload and the need                                                                                    — all mean well for the uni-        investigating an alcohol vio-
for more full-time faculty.                                                                                     versity and for the students,”      lation in Poyda Hall, Public
     Robert Stoto, associate vice                                                                               he said. “I think the professors    Safety encountered a disrup-
president of Human Resources                                                                                    here are very student-orient-       tive male resident. The offi-
& Affirmative Action and chief                                                                                  ed. They wouldn’t want to do        cers went to visit the suspect
negotiator for the administra-                                                                                  anything to hurt the academic       at his room in Poyda Hall
                                                                                   Photo courtesy of Rider AAUP
tion, is hoping that both sides                                                                                                                     and observed that he was
                                     AAUP members listen intently to a status report on bargaining. development of our students.
will make progress today                                                                                        We have an administration that      clearly under the influence.
                                     Shown are Dr. Christian Carey, left and Dr. Chuck McCall, right.                                                    Shortly after, officers
     “With the faculty labor                                                                                    is also very student-oriented.
agreement extension deadline         tinue at our next meeting and faculty and students.                        That is the thing that links both   noticed alcohol in his room
approaching, the University          will include the important            “Finding the right bal- the administration and us.”                      and received consent to
remains willing to continue          issues of workload and advising. ance among what are essen-                     Dr. Daria Cohen, an asso-      search the room after origi-
discussions aimed at reach-          Given the significant challenges tially competing demands on ciate professor of Spanish, how-                  nally being denied entrance.
ing a new agreement with the         that the negotiating teams face our limited resources is difficult ever, feels that the negotiations           The suspect then began to
AAUP and we remain opti-             in bridging their differences, and will be central to our dis- are creating a difficult environ-               repeatedly push the public
mistic that this will be accom-      this process is likely to take cussions as these negotiations ment for students.                               safety officers searching the
plished,” he wrote in an e-mail      time.”                            move towards their conclu-                    “I’m especially concerned      room. Lawrence Township
sent Thursday.                            The process will almost sion,” Stoto said.                            for my students because the         Police were then called and
     Halpern stated that nego-       certainly take time, according        Halpern says that while he school year has begun, and I feel             the student was arrested for
tiations broke down last Friday      to Halpern because compensa- is not overly optimistic about like this is a very uncomfortable                  disorderly conduct.
because the Administration           tion has yet to be discussed.     the situation, he has not given time to be going through all of                  Public Safety’s search
refused to meet the union team            “We’re about to get into up on negotiations.                          this and that they deserve the      revealed that the suspect was
halfway on the issues being dis-     money, and that’s always spelled      “We could have a break- best,” she said.                                 in possession of suspected
cussed. Stoto disagrees.             out as, ‘Well, gee, you’re going through on Friday,” Halpern                    Cohen said there is no issue   marijuana, drug parapherna-
     “During last Friday’s ses-      to hurt the students because said Tuesday. “I would be the that trumps all the others in                       lia and alcohol. The student
sion, the union and the admin-       you’re for more money,’” he happiest man on campus if we importance.                                           was also charged with a nar-
istration discussed propos-          said. “Our view on that is we had one, but if we don’t then I                   “I don’t think any one con-    cotics violation.
als, which laid out common           have to be competitive.”          do think we will be looking at cern outweighs the other,” she
ground on a significant number            Stoto said that because stu- more serious situations.”
                                     dent enrollment has declined
                                                                                                                said. “I think all the issues on
                                                                           When discussing the issues the table are important. The
                                                                                                                                                    Wrong number
of issues,” he said. “While the
University was willing to con-       slightly and because the need with the chief negotiators of negotiation has to go forth in
                                                                                                                                                         On Sunday at 10:02
tinue the dialogue to bridge         to provide financial aid for both the union and the admin- good faith, and knowing that
                                                                                                                                                    p.m., a Westminster female
those differences that remained,     students has significantly istration it is easy to forget both sides want what’s best for
                                                                                                                                                    commuter student called
the union chose not to do so         increased, the university is try- about those waiting on the side- the students, and that should
                                                                                                                                                    Public Safety claiming that
and left the meeting. I expect       ing to be fiscally responsible lines for details — our profes- not make it adversarial, but
                                                                                                                                                    she was receiving hurtful
that these discussions will con-     to meet the competing need of sors.                                        rather just fair.”                  anonymous phone calls.
                                                                                                                                                         The victim reported that

TAG
                                     reduced,” sophomore Michele          to assist them with possible         times for a lot of families.”        the person on the other line
                                     Thorn said. “It was definitely a     solutions.                                Rozanski and representa-        was harassing her through
                                     frustration for my family. There          Last year, after the $500,000   tives of other private institu-      these calls though the caller’s
Continued from p. 1                  will probably be a drop in stu-      cut to TAG, Rider offered            tions collaborated with HESSA        voice was unfamiliar.
semester,” according to O’Hara.      dents attending private colleges     one-year grants “to help offset      and Gov. Chris Christie’s office          Princeton police soon
     Approximately 93 per-           if the students can’t get money      the annual decrease in TAG           to find solutions for students       arrived and there is an inves-
cent of Rider students require       elsewhere.”                          awards,” Levy said. This year,       said Levy. As a result, HESSA        tigation under way. No other
some form of financial aid. In            “Rider’s Office of Financial    after the $750,000 cut to TAG,       agreed to explain the basis for      information has been report-
the past two years, New Jersey       Aid is sensitive to changes in       the university could not offer       changes to TAG to students,          ed at this time.
has cut $1.24 million in TAG         affordability for students and       such grants. Other solutions to      and their families. HESSA will
                                     parents,” Levy said. “We con-        appeals from students and par-       also propose a plan for mid-year
awards to Rider students, said                                                                                                                      Spider-man
Rider President Mordechai            tinually monitor funding levels      ents for grant funding from the      TAG increases.
Rozanski in an e-mail to the         from external agencies.”             university were answered by the           “President Rozanski and
                                                                                                                                                         A male staff member
faculty about Rider’s financial           The university was able to      Financial Aid Office. Flexible       other not-for-profit college
                                                                                                                                                    complained of an irritating
status.                              make up the $500,000 lost after      installment plans were estab-        presidents are pushing for the
                                                                                                                                                    skin rash before reporting to
     A total of $750,000 was cut     the first cut to TAG through         lished and the assessment of         largest award possible to make
                                                                                                                                                    public safety that the rash,
by the state for TAG funding         university-provided financial        late payment fees was delayed.       up the decrease,” Levy said. The
                                                                                                                                                    located on his hand, had
to students for the 2011-2012        aid, according to O’Hara.            Other families increased their       announcement from HESSA is
                                                                                                                                                    begun to swell.
school year. This figure is in            Unfortunately, Rider could      monthly installment payments         expected in November.
                                                                                                                                                         On Sept. 19, at 10:47
addition to the $500,000 lost        not make up the $750,000             or borrowed from additional               Rozanski remains adamant
                                                                                                                                                    a.m., Public Safety was called
for TAG for the 2010-2011            taken after the second TAG           sources to compensate for TAG        in his pursuit of the reestablish-
                                                                                                                                                    to the general services build-
school year, said Levy.              cut. But, accommodations were        reductions. There is also a por-     ment of state-provided financial
                                                                                                                                                    ing (GSB) to find the victim’s
     “The financial aid expen-       offered to families in light of      tion of the budget allocated         aid.
                                                                                                                                                    hand very swollen from what
ditures required to address the      both drops in state aid.             to address hardship appeals,              “Rest assured, we will con-
                                                                                                                                                    was determined to be a spider
needs of our new and continu-             “We worked with families        O’Hara said.                         tinue to advocate for a restora-
                                                                                                                                                    bite. He claimed to have been
ing students was more than           very early in the process, espe-          Rider strives to work with      tion of state funds and vigor-
                                                                                                                                                    bitten while at work in the
$1.1 million beyond what was         cially with the freshmen,” Dean      families and remain student-         ously pursue our recruitment
                                                                                                                                                    GSB on Sept. 13. The victim
anticipated when we established      of Students Anthony Campbell         oriented.                            strategies in markets of demo-
                                                                                                                                                    is scheduled to see a doctor
this year’s budget,” the e-mail to   said. “The unfortunate part of            “The commitment is to           graphic opportunity,” the e-mail
                                                                                                                                                    and Public Safety has filed a
faculty said.                        TAG is we didn’t know about          students,” Campbell said. “We        said. “We will also redouble our
                                                                                                                                                    report of the incident.
     Students and families have      the cuts until August [of 2011].”    want to help students. Students      fundraising efforts, particularly
felt the hardship of this finan-          Award letters are typically     come first. So obviously we will     to grow scholarship support so
cial burden.                         sent out in May and sometimes        try to manage other things in        as to reduce our reliance on the     Information provided by Director
     “Last year, second semes-       earlier, according to Campbell.      order to make the money avail-       operating budget for financial       of Rider’s Department of Public
                                     Students were directed to con-       able to students. We under-          aid.”                                Safety Vickie Weaver.
ter, my TAG was significantly
                                     tact the Finanacial Aid Office       stand these are tough economic
                                                                                       The
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                                                                                       Rider News
Update: Kadyhrob indicted, new court date set
By Katie Zeck                        Superior Court judge set bail       put the defendant, as well
zeckk@theridernews.com               in the amount of $100,000,”         as Rider, in the spotlight of
     Lawrence Township resi-         DeBlasio said. “He currently        national news.
dent Tony Kadyhrob will              remains in the custody of the             Following his arrest,
appear in Mercer County              Mercer County Corrections           Kadyhrob appeared at his
Superior Court on Oct. 27 for a      Center.”                            arraignment at the Lawrence
review of his charge of attempt-         Kadyhrob was arrested by        Township Municipal Court
ed abduction of a female stu-        Lawrence Township Police on         on April 4 at which Municipal
dent from Rider’s campus last        March 29 after he allegedly         judge Paul Cantanse banned
March.                               grabbed a 19-year-old female        the defendant from the prop-
     Kadyhrob was indicted by a      Rider student as she was walk-      erty of any educational facil-
grand jury for one count of sec-     ing toward Z lot and told her       ity in New Jersey and ordered
ond-degree criminal attempted        to get in his car. The victim was   him to produce a psychological
kidnapping and one count of          able to yank her arm away, but      evaluation before his April 12
third-degree luring of an adult      he grabbed it again. According      Mercer County Superior Court
on July 7, according to Casey        to the affidavit of probable        appearance.
DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for          cause documenting the inci-               Kadyhrob is not to be
the Mercer County Prosecutor’s       dent, the victim was able to        released from the corrections
Office.                              escape his grasp again and run      center until that evaluation
     The charges could carry a       for help.                           is completed and confirmed.
penalty of five to 10 years in           In the days proceeding the      DeBlasio reported that there are
prison if convicted, DeBlasio        incident, Kadyhrob was allegedy     no records of an evaluation on
said.                                spotted on the campuses of          file.
                                     both The College of New Jersey                                                                             Photo courtesy of www.archive.aweber.com
     “After the grand jury deci-
                                     and Princeton University. His                                           Tony Kadyhrob of Lawrence Township was arrested last March
sion, Kadyhrob was arraigned
                                     appearance, which resembles                                             after attempting to abduct a female student. He currently re-
on Aug. 28 on his indictment
charges, at which time the           that of Christopher Walken,                                             sides in Mercer County Corrections Center while awaiting trial.

Winter classes on the fast track
By Matt Howell                       working and résumé develop-
                                     ing opportunities.
                                                                         any problems with the program,
                                                                         McMullen said, “Students need
                                                                                                               Green Film Series
     The College of Continuing
Studies (CCS) has announced
                                           Students who are interested
                                     must meet certain requirements
                                                                         to be aware of the format of the
                                                                         class. Some wouldn’t be com-          2011-2012
that it will be offering eight       in order to be able to take         fortable with the intenseness of
different classes this winter for    the classes. Prospective students   the course.”
students who want to try to fin-     must already have at least 45            “Some students really do
ish their coursework, improve        credits completed and a GPA of      like to be immersed in a sub-
                                                                                                               Tuesday, October 18, 2011 6 p.m.
their GPA or graduate early.         no less than 3.0. Those who can     ject. For some students it’s too      Economics of Happiness
     Unlike the summer classes,      meet the requirements have to       much at one time,” he said.
which run for six weeks, the         submit an application by Oct.            The overall response from        Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6 p.m.
winter classes are held for three    15. Applicants also must have a     students seems to be positive.
weeks. All the classes being         letter of recommendation from            “I think it’s a great            The Last Mountain
offered are three hours long,        a faculty member at Rider.          idea,” said freshman Daisy
and they are held four days a              The courses will begin in     Rivadeneira. “It seems like CCS       Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7 p.m.
week.                                December with a preparatory         is really trying their best to        The Last Mountain
     “The idea for a January         seminar, which acts as an ori-      make getting credits a lot easier
term came from students,” said       entation. The seminar will dis-     for students who don’t have the
Boris Vilic, dean of the CCS.        cuss the benefits of business       time to take classes during the       Tuesday, December 13, 2011 6 p.m.
“Many other universities have        etiquette, expectations in a cor-   summer. They are trying to            Bag It
winter semesters, so students        porate environment and net-         help out those who couldn’t
asked us if Rider could con-         working. In addition to receiv-     continue college at one point,
sider offering courses during        ing information about various       but now want to resume their          Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6 p.m.




                                                                                                                   
the winter intersession.”            topics, the students will also      education.”                           Human Footprint
     Sophomore Stuart Kovacs         be evaluated on how prepared
feels that a January term offers a   they are for the seminar and the
lot to students in terms of free-    value of their contributions.
                                                                                                               Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6 p.m.
ing up space in their schedules          In January, students will                                             Wasteland
for future semesters.                attend The Shadow Experience        Correction
     “Winter classes would defi-     where students will spend at                                              Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6 p.m.
nitely be beneficial for getting     least 25 hours with a career
ahead in credits,” Kovacs said.      professional who will evaluate                                            SoLa- Louisiana Water Stories
“I took a summer class and will      them. A final seminar will be       In our back-to-
probably be taking a winter          held at the end of the course                                             Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6 p.m.
class. They will help me have        and students who were involved      school issue, a                       The Vanishing of the Bees
less of a work load later so I can   will share their experiences and
focus more on an internship.”        complete a survey before they       story in the Fea-
     The       classes    include    leave.                              tures section in-                     All films will be shown in the
Fundamentals of Drawing,                   Before CCS chose to hold
Sitcoms        and     American      winter classes, they conducted      cluded a picture                      Sweigart Auditorium (Rm.115)
Culture,           Photography,      a pilot program to evaluate stu-                                          with discussions to follow
Music and Society, Political         dent reactions to the classes.
                                                                         of a beach. The
Film, Ethnographic Film,                   “The response was good,”      beach pictured                        For more information, please contact:
Introduction to Psychology and       said Matt McMullen, CCS
Theater Appreciation.                graduate assistant. “People         was not from                          Melissa Greenberg, Sustainability Coordination Manager
                                                                                                               megreenberg@rider.edu
     Not only are students able
to take these classes, they’re
                                     enjoy the opportunity to either
                                     get ahead or catch up on cred-
                                                                         Madrid as the                         or Amanda Pinto, Graduate Assistant for Sustainability
                                                                                                               pintoa@rider.edu
also able to receive first-hand      its.”                               caption claimed.                      Sponsored by the Energy and
experience in a professional               According to McMullen,                                              Sustainability Steering Committee
environment, a mentor-mentee         some students enjoy this for-
relationship, connections out-       mat.
side of the classroom, and net-            When asked if there were
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Reality star helps Rider celebrate ‘90s
By Lisa Henderson                                                                                                   story, at least on TV, would not
and Nicole Veenstra                                                                                                 be finished. I wanted to finish it
hendersonl@theridernews.com                                                                                         on a very positive note instead
veenstran@theridernews.com                                                                                          of just leaving and people say-
                                                                                                                    ing, ‘What happened to her?’
     The saying “size doesn’t                                                                                       When I came back, it took so
matter” has been used since                                                                                         much. Imagine coming back
the beginning of time, but that                                                                                     to a house where you don’t
does not mean it is not still rel-                                                                                  feel wanted. It just makes you
evant.                                                                                                              stronger.”
     Ruthie Alcaide, former                                                                                              Today, Alcaide has appeared
cast member of MTV’s The                                                                                            in commercials for alcohol                    Nate LaBrusciano/The Rider News
Real World: Hawaii and current                                                                                      awareness on the Armed Forces         Geoff Keith left the audience
advocate for alcohol awareness,                                                                                     Network and travels to college        wanting more after his show.
is a real life example of the say-                                                                                  campuses to speak out against
ing, measuring at less than five                                                                                    homophobia and hatred.                Keith finds
feet when standing up straight.                                                                                          “I grew up in a foster home
     On Saturday, Rider’s
Student Entertainment Council
                                                                                                                    with so much adversity . . . with
                                                                                                                    my own foster parents telling
                                                                                                                                                          favor with
hosted a ‘90s Dance in the
BLC’s Cavalla Room, where
                                                                                                                    me I wasn’t even going to make
                                                                                                                    it through college,” she said. “I
                                                                                                                                                          students
Alcaide made her second Rider                                                                                       never felt like I was the kind of     By Lisa Henderson
appearance.                                                                                                         person that people would hate,        hendersonl@theridernews.com
     During the dance, Alcaide                                                                                      I just thought that I was mis-
                                                                                                                                                                Cheeks and ribs were sore
rapped original material and                                                                                        understood. So to come back
                                                                                                                                                          from laughter after the Student
organized a “booty-drop dance                                                                                       into that environment and still
                                                                                                                                                          Entertainment Council’s com-
contest,” during which stu-                                                                                         prevail was something that I
                                                                                                                                                          edy show featuring comedi-
dents competed for the title                                                                                        was proud of.”
                                                                                                                                                          an and actor Geoff Keith on
of “best-booty dropper.” She                                                           Adam Bouska/No H8 Campaign        Alcaide continues to live a
                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday in the BLC Theater.
spent most of the time dancing       Alcaide uses her Real World fame to speak out against issues                   sober life, speaking about issues
                                                                                                                                                                Keith is a Los Angeles
and interacting with students.       such as the No H8 campaign, protesting Proposition 8.                          she feels are important to who-
                                                                                                                                                          native who starred on MTV’s
At the end, five students were                                                                                      ever will listen, whether it is
                                     of Rider students may be too             an ultimatum: spend time in                                                 Disaster Date for two seasons.
selected for a meet-and-greet                                                                                       students or adults. Whoever it
                                     young to remember the tiny               rehab or never return to the                                                      “Geoff put on a really
with Alcaide, and were given                                                                                        may be, her message remains
                                     and wild 21-year-old girl when           show. Alcaide opted to take the                                             funny show,” said sophomore
half an hour to sit and talk with                                                                                   the same.
                                     she first appeared on MTV, it            chance to get sober, and came                                               Alexis Keller. “Definitely one of
her privately.                                                                                                           “I think in life, you don’t
                                     did not take long for Alcaide to         back to the house toward the                                                the best we have had at Rider.”
     Now, 12 years after The                                                                                        have to just do one thing,” she
                                     make an impression.                      end of the season.                                                                Keith told tales of his past
Real World, Alcaide is speak-                                                                                       said. “I just wanna tell every-
                                         During the first episode                  “When people see you,                                                  experiences, such as one girl-
ing about alcohol awareness                                                                                         one, do anything you wanna
                                     of the season, she was found             they think that you’re still in                                             friend who was convinced she
and Lesbian Gay Bisexual                                                                                            do, don’t limit yourself. Have
                                     unconscious and was later                the same era as you were when                                               was destined to be a mermaid,
Transgender (LGBT) rights.                                                                                          fun and get paid.”
                                     hospitalized due to drinking.            you were on TV,” Alcaide said.                                              his “Greek god” roommate who
     Although the majority
                                     Her roommates offered her                “If I had left at that point, my                                            paraded through their shared
                                                                                                                                                          apartment in the nude and his

Smithereens step back into limelight                                                                                                                      dwarf friend whose large head
                                                                                                                                                          seemed to grow even larger the
                                                                                                                                                          one time they shared a joint.
                                                                              original album was released in        such as Gene Simmons and Cal                “I loved the show,” said
                                                                              1999.                                 Ripken and even played catch          senior Angel Fisher. “He should
                                                                                   “No one was interested in        with Bruce Springsteen.               definitely come back to Rider.”
                                                                              original albums back then, so              “I’ve been entrepreneurial,”           Keith is at the beginning
                                                                              to keep ourselves going, I came       DiNizio said of his work. “I          of an extensive college tour and
                                                                              up with ideas: Beatles tribute        had to be in order to survive         hopes to be named “College
                                                                              albums, a tribute to Tommy            in this business all these years,     Comedian of the Year” to help
                                                                              by The Who,” DiNizio said.            and sometimes you maintain            gain recognition.
                                                                              “It got to the point where the        the course of what made you                 “I’ve already been named
                                                                              guys in the band said, ‘No            what you are but you sort of          one of the ‘Hot Comics of
                                                                              more tribute albums,’ and I           take little detours to reinvent       the Year’ by Campus Activities
                                                                              said, ‘If we do Tommy for the         yourself.”                            magazine,” he said.
                                                      riversideconcerts.com
                                                                              label, they’ll finance an original         DiNizio has worked at the              Keith left Rider students
L to R: Guitarist Jim Babjak, drummer Dennis Diken, vocalist                  album.’ That’s how it came to         Jim Beam liquor company, as           with a bit of advice.
Pat DiNizio and bassist Severo Jornacion of the Smithereens.                  be, but it isn’t like we didn’t       the on-air voice for Bally’s Total          “If I wasn’t doing this, I
                                                                              want to.”                             Fitness and acted in films such       think I’d be miserable,” he said.
By Samantha DeVeau                   on the radio,” DiNizio said in                DiNizio is as much a cha-        as Singles and his own docu-          “It’s lonely on the road. It’s a lot
                                     an interview last week with              meleon as he is a rock star,          mentary, 7th Inning Stretch. He       of airports and driving. But if
     There he was, in a small        Professor of Communications              constantly reinventing himself.       has also been a disc jockey,          I wasn’t doing it . . . I’d prob-
destitute apartment on the           Gerard Hirsch’s Feature Writing               “About three or four years       a trash collector and toured          ably f---ing kill myself. So my
Lower East Side of New York          class.                                   ago, Pat was doing a film proj-       around the country 300 days a         advice would be to figure out
City, weeping as he listened to           Now, almost 25 years                ect for ESPN,” said Hirsch,           year for 10 years. He has played      something that you like, and if
The Smithereens’ first single on     after their first single, the New        who invited DiNizio to speak          a hand in a lot of projects but       there’s a way to make money in
the radio. “Blood and Roses”         Jersey-based Smithereens are             to his class. “It drew parallels      his first love is always his music.   it, try and do it.”
played in the background as          back. Their newest CD, 2011,             between rock stars and profes-             “I’ve pretty much done it              For more information on
Pat DiNizio realized that he         is full of completely new mate-          sional athletes and how they          all,” DiNizio said. “I love what      Geoff Keith, visit his website
and the Smithereens had finally      rial while managing to keep the          each wanted to be doing the           I do more than just about any-        at GeoffKeith.com, or visit his
made it.                             same Smithereen sound.                   other thing.”                         thing and I’m one of the lucky        Twitter page at Twitter.com/
     “I went to bed one night             According to DiNizio, the                For the documentary,             few walking the planet that can       GeoffKeith.
as a garbage man and woke up         band had wanted to release a             DiNizio interviewed people            say I look forward to my job.”
the next day with a hit record       new CD for a while; its last
                                                                                           The
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Fall films have cinematic shoes to fill
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carbon Nation seeks solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FILM REVIEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ability as its thread.                             Eppolito, a sophomore psychology major
By Vincent Abbatecola                                                                                                                                                                          The Lion King: 3D                                      By Jess Scanlon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The screening was a decidedly low-            who applied for the position after attend-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               By                                                                                   key event. Many of the students present            ing the on-campus job fair as a freshman.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Monica Jaramillo                                  Carbon Nation, not to be confused        were either science students or eco-reps           Eppolito’s passion for the environment
     Another summer has come and gone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                with sound-alike carbonation, begins the      — student workers with a passion for the           dates back to high school, as she was vice
and has left us with an ample assort-                                                                                                                                                         - Part 1 (Nov. 18): In this first part of               third season of the ESSC Green Film           environment who help out at the Green              president of her school’s Green Club.
ment of movies to discuss. From May                                                                                                                                                           the Twilight finale, based on Stephenie                 Series with a tongue-in-cheek attitude.       Film series and other events.                           “I’m excited,” she said. “There’s a
to August, there was a healthy helping                                                                                                                                                        Meyer’s popular book series, Bella                           The opening documentary discusses             One such student is Stephanie                 really good turnout.”
of many genres for a range of cinematic                                                                                                                                                       (Kristen Stewart, Twilight) and Edward                  solutions to a serious problem, and claims                                                            This was apparent, as the Green Films
tastes. Sci-fi thrill-seekers satisfied their                                                                                                                                                 (Robert Pattinson, Twilight) enjoy their                that even if viewers do not believe that                                                         tend to experience low attendance, but
hunger with Super 8 and Rise of the Planet                                                                                                                                                    time together as newly-wedded husband                   humans are the cause of climate change,                                                          Carbon Nation drew between about 50
of the Apes; indie-fans were treated to                                                                                                                                                       and wife while venturing to Rio de Janeiro              viewing this film will benefit everyone.                                                         students to the event.
Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life; and                                                                                                                                                   for their honeymoon. It isn’t long before                    “Some films we show focus on just                                                                Chris James, a sophomore biochemis-
comic book fans took to some high-flying                                                                                                                                                      they must deal with the chance of a battle              one topic, but Carbon Nation touched                                                             try major, attended for his organic chem-
adventures with Thor, X-Men: First Class                                                                                                                                                      against the ruling vampire group, the                   upon many different sustainability top-                                                          istry class. He enjoyed the film because
and Captain America: The First Avenger.                                                                                                                                                       Volturi.                                                ics,” said Amanda Pinto, graduate assis-                                                         it did not just focus on environmental
Audiences shared a fond farewell to a very                                                                                                                                                         The Muppets (Nov. 23): When an                     tant for sustainability. “I think this was                                                       problems.
famous boy wizard, as they experienced                                                                                                                                                        oil tycoon Tex Richman (Chris Cooper,                   a good film to kick off this year’s Green                                                             “It showed how people are creating
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -                                                                                                                                                        American Beauty) discovers oil beneath                  Film Series because it gave [students] a                                                         solutions,” James said.
Part 2, the epic finale to the largest movie                                                                                                                                                  the Muppet Theater, Gary (Jason Segel,                  general understanding of sustainability                                                               Greenberg and Pinto spent the sum-
franchise in history.                                                                                                                                                                         Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Mary (Amy                and exposed them to many different issues                                                        mer researching films for the new season
     It is now time for the fall movies to                                                                                                                                                    Adams, The Fighter) plan to stop him by                 surrounding it.”                                                                                 and contacting professors to urge their
arrive. In these next few months, audi-                                                                                                                coronacomingattractions.com            setting up a telethon to raise money and                     The film does indeed jump around                                                            students to attend. They also kept their
ences will be served many different stories,  Gary (Jason Segel), brother to Muppet enthusiast Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) is hard at work with Kermit and Miss Piggy as                    save the theater. In order to make this                 from topic to topic. It begins with a                                                            audience in mind during this process.
including: Clint Eastwood’s latest film that they prepare for The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever, a plan they’ve concoted in an attempt to save Muppet Theater.                                happen, they must reunite the Muppets,                  cartoon about carbon dioxide, the gas                                                                 “It was very interesting,” Pinto said.
delves into the history of our nation’s first The Notebook), who is a young staffer for Featherston, Paranormal Activity) and two dangerous outlaws, Jack and Jill, after                     who have separated over the years.                      considered to be the most prevalent green-                                                       “There were many more movies that
head of the FBI, a third outing with some a new presidential candidate, Mike Morris Kristi (Sprague Grayden, Paranormal they discover a disasterous power that                                     With a diverse group of films coming               house gas, and transitions to a Texas wind                                                       focused on issues in sustainability. I tried
Paranormal Activity, Part 1 to the finale of (George Clooney, Ocean’s Eleven). While Activity 2) were terrorized by the demon could destroy the world.                                        out this fall, you might as well escape the             farm that has revitalized a small town.                                                          to steer away from movies that were all
the Twilight saga, the long-awaited return on the campaign trail, Stephen learns all when they were children.                           J. Edgar (Nov. 11): Clint Eastwood                    impending cold weather and sample a few                      It then switches to an Alaskan hot                                                          ‘doom and gloom,’ or ‘boring’ or ‘dry,’
of the Muppets, Tom Cruise’s acceptance about the dirty side of politics.                   Puss in Boots (Nov. 4): Shrek’s faith- directs this biopic that will detail the                   different genres of cinema. This is only a              spring that creates energy from a geother-                                                       which some documentaries in general can
of his next mission and Sherlock Holmes’          Paranormal Activity 3 (Oct. 21): ful feline friend gets his own film in this fascinating career of J. Edgar Hoover                          portion of what’s to come later this year.              mal generator and later features numerous                                                        be.”
next twisty-turny mystery.                    This third installment of the unnerv- spinoff prequel. Puss (voiced by Antonio (Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic), and will                           There are numerous other stories arriving               other mini-stories. All of these together                                     drjoyreviews.com
     The Ides of March (Oct. 7): Based ing ghost story will take place 18 years Banderas, The Mask of Zorro), along with also peer into his private life as a possible                        to your screens that will surely be worth               create a documentary that is more a
on the play by Beau Willimon, this film before the first two movies. The story his sidekicks Humpty Dumpty and Kitty homosexual.                                                              viewing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carbon Nation is a film about finding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      patchwork quilt of information than a         solutions to human-created problems.
deals with Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling, will dig deeper into when Katie (Katie Softpaws, must vanquish the villainy of                  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn                                                                              cohesive story, using the idea of sustain-

Anderson Cooper pulls a 360°                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Students are raring and radio-ready
By Ashley Arizini                                  New York Times. “I don’t think there’s                                                                                                                                                             By Megan Blauvelt                  by junior Jess Canose and          underground hip hop and               this season. Another highlight
                                                   anything wrong with wanting to work                                                                                                                                                                                                   senior Joe Landolfi. The show      throw in a lot of eclectic indie      will take place this Sunday,
                                                   different jobs that show different sides of                                                                                                                                                             Have you noticed music        is a tribute to all different      rock and electronica from the         Oct. 2 when 107.7 The Bronc
     Anderson Cooper, a journalist who is          you.”                                                                                                                                                                                              being played in Daly’s Dining      styles of latin music.             U.S. and overseas.”                   will officially be named the
best known for his CNN news program,                    Cooper’s debut show featured the late                                                                                                                                                         Hall? Or maybe a talk-show               “With the help of Dr.             In addition to the shows         Lawrenceville Township com-
Anderson Cooper 360°, launched a new               Amy Winehouse’s family. Her parents and                                                                                                                                                            featuring familiar voices? Rider   Fontanet, we tried to com-         that are broadcast, what would        munity radio station.
syndicated talk show called Anderson on            boyfriend talked about her passing and                                                                                                                                                             University’s 107.7 WRRC            pile what students like in         a radio station be without con-            “The Bronc is definitely
Sept. 12.                                          dismissed any rumors that have risen due                                                                                                                                                           The Bronc radio station has        Spanish music into our own         tests? One proud example is           packed with a lot of exciting
     This daytime talk show is a drastic           to what the toxicology report may have                                                                                                                                                             been broadcasting student-         radio show,” Canose said. “We      Launch-A-Bronc, which is by           things,” Mozes said. “It’s the
change from his serious prime-time show            showed, such as traces of illegal drugs in                                                                                                                                                         run shows since the semester’s     wanted to bring a little more      far the biggest contest that aims     students who drive the sta-
where he reports on breaking news sto-             her system.                                                                                                                                                                                        start.                             latin culture to Rider.”           to raise profits for Relay For        tion.”
ries, and is often on location in some of               So is Cooper the next Oprah Winfrey                                                                                                                                                                The station features about          While the The Bronc wel-     Life and the American Cancer               Students who are inter-
the most dangerous places in the world.            or Ellen DeGeneres? Ratings so far suggest                                                                                                                                                         50 student-run shows that          comes new shows, it also has       Society. The station also hosts       ested in getting involved at
In countless interviews, including those           otherwise. His self-titled Anderson only                                                                                                               ology.com, mtv.com, norn10.deviantart.com   vary in content, from inform-      successful returning shows.        chances to win Bronc Bucks,           WRRC The Bronc can con-
with The New York Times and USA Today,             averaged 1.1 out of 3 in U.S. households,      Mark Foster of Foster The People, Spencer Chamberlain of UnderOath and Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria.                                       ing Rider students about           One helpful returner is “Your      hockey game tickets and other         tact Brandi Lukas by email at
Cooper had stated that he was excited              and 0.6 out of 3 in US women, according                                                                                                                                                            sports and on-campus events,       Career is Calling,” hosted by      various prizes.                       lukasb@rider.edu.
to get started on his new project, which
allows him to showcase a different aspect
                                                   to HollywoodReporter. Others suggest
                                                   that there may be hope for Cooper’s show       Fall music mini series: Week 2                                                                                                                      to holding big prize contests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and exposing students to sev-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rod Colon and Frank Kovacs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In this show students are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On Sept. 21, The Bronc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            partnered up with the Trenton         Additional reporting by Lisa
of his personality.                                because his ratings may have been com-                                                                                                                                                             eral genres of music weekly.       informed about networking          Titans hockey team and will           Henderson.
     “Everybody has different sides to             promised by the broadcast of the men’s
                                                                                                  By Lisa Henderson                                                                                                                                        General Manager John          and employment opportuni-          be broadcasting every game
them,” Cooper told reporters from The              U.S. Open in the New York and Boston                                                                                                                                                               Mozes described more than a        ties.
                                                   areas on the debut day.                             In a society where music in its entirety is quickly deteriorating, innovative projects like Foster The People, UnderOath and                   few new shows and contests               “The show will help
                                                        Although initial ratings were shaky,      Coheed and Cambria keep music fans craving more. Foster The People, an indie-pop band from Los Angeles, has quickly moved                           that listeners will appreciate.    empower today’s students
                                                   Anderson may be a show to keep your eye        its way up the charts within the past year. Itsa #1 single, “Pumped Up Kicks” has received continuous play and earned the band                           One such show is              to reach their career goals,”
                                                   on. Future guests include Seth Rogen,          nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Best New Video” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. “Helena Beat,” the band’s                             “Sustainable You.” It’s no         Mozes said.
                                                   Anna Faris and the stars of the reality        upbeat second single, is accompanied by an odd and intriguing music video that opens its audience’s eyes to what a post-apoca-                      secret that Rider University             Another notable show is
                                                   show, Sister Wives. With such a broad          lyptic America could possibly be like. The band is currently in the middle of a mostly sold-out tour.                                               has been making an effort to       one that is hosted by Student
                                                   line-up it is possible that Anderson will           Fans of Florida natives UnderOath have seen multiple changes to the band’s lineup this year, but the band has held onto its                    “go green” for a while now,        General Manager senior
                                                   attract a wide spectrum of viewers, which      Christian-metal roots. On Oct. 18, the band plans to release a triple-CD set entitled “Play Your Old Stuff,” which is a collection                  with new implementations           Brandi Lukas. “The Brew with
                                                   would be beneficial to its ratings.            of its most popular albums including brand new artwork, all for an impressively-low price. Those who have supported the band                        such as quench stations and        Brandi” has been broadcast
                                                        Anderson is on FOX on weekdays at         since its beginning view the CD set as a collector’s item. UnderOath is also currently touring and will reach the tri-state area in                 hand dryers. Therefore it is       weekly for the past three years.
                                                   9 a.m. Whether you are returning from          early October.                                                                                                                                      only fitting to have a segment     Lukas’ show features a broad
                                                   your 8 a.m. class or waking up to your              Coheed and Cambria, hailing from Nyack, N.Y., has always been consistent with releasing new music for eager fans. 2010’s                       featuring sustainability join      taste in music, which allows it
                                                   morning cup of coffee, turn on Anderson        album Year of the Black Rainbow is the latest installment within a series of albums that are all inspired by the same concept — a                   the list of airing shows, start-   to appeal to a wide audience.
                                                   and decide for yourself whether Cooper         series of sci-fi graphic novels called The Amory Wars written by frontman Claudio Sanchez. The band released a sinister new track                   ing Oct. 22. Host Amanda                 “Every two-hour show I
                                                   should continue with his talk show or if       entitled “Deranged” this month. The song was written for the upcoming soundtrack for Batman: Arkham City, a videogame set                           Pinto will lead listeners down     play over 30 different artists,
                                                   he is better off sticking with his “day-job”   for release on Oct. 18.                                                                                                                             the path toward going green.       and you can expect anything,”                                                      Peter G. Borg/ WRRC The Bronc
                     allthingsandersoncooper.com
CNN reporter Anderson Cooper’s new                 reporting on CNN.                                                                                                                                                                                       Yet another new show is       Lukas said. “I’ll jump from        Rider alumni Chris DiFrancesco and Mike Lovett and junior
                                                                                                                                         Be sure to pick up next week’s copy of The Rider News for Part III of the Fall music mini series.            “Buenos Dias Rider,” hosted        Motown, to classic rock, to        Bob Giaquinto are ready for broadcast.
show breaches a covers of topics.
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                                                                        Letter to the Editor
Editorial
                                                                        Support for Christie is surprising
Balance needed                                                               As I sat in the audience at last week’s lecture   (such as deficit spending and corruption) are

to prevent strike                                                       by Gov. Chris Christie and visiting Gov. Mitch
                                                                        Daniels, I could not help but wonder: Where
                                                                                                                               problems comparable to those our nation faces
                                                                                                                               as a whole today and some of Christie’s policies



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        ven though the fall semester never seems to end soon            were the political malcontents that have been so       could help put us back on the track to success.
        enough, it looks like students should get ready for the         outspoken in their displeasure with our leader?             I am not recommending that the modern
        possibility of having the start of winter break feel even            Since being elected in 2009, Christie has         Republican platform start viciously cutting edu-
farther out of reach than it already is, due to the chance of a         used his position’s line item veto to slash the        cation spending by any means. I’m just saying,
faculty strike.                                                         state’s budget in the areas of public education        Christie has produced results in the little time he
     In last week’s issue of The Rider News, we wrote about             and teachers’ benefits and pensions, just to name      has been in office and people admire him for it.
the contract negotiations between the administration and the            a few examples. Those students who received            The last “Public Mind” poll conducted by
American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the               Tuition Aid Grants based on academic merit may         Farleigh Dickinson asked Republican voters for
union that represents professors, librarians and coaches. A con-        have received less aid than their monetary value       their nomination for their party’s candidate in
tract extension for the union expires today. There’s a chance for       because of such budget cuts. It would therefore        2012. Ten percent said they would nominate
a second extension, but if a compromise isn’t found, a faculty          be understandable for some in the audience to be       Chris Christie with only Mike Huckabee and
strike could occur, something that hasn’t happened at Rider             distressed because of some of Christie’s reforms,      Mitt Romney garnering more nods. According
since 1974.                                                             but this was not the case.                             to the same poll, Christie jumps ahead of Obama
     According to Dr. Jeffrey Halpern, contract administrator                In fact, most of the audience actually seemed     43-40 percent, with a margin of error of +/- 3.5
and chief grievance officer for AAUP and associate sociology            to favor Christie, even giving the governor a          percent, in the race to acquire Independent vot-
professor here at Rider, the outlook on a decision being reached        standing ovation after a particularly hard com-        ers.
today does not look good. The four-year contract for the union          ment explaining his stance on working with                  It is safe to say that people recognize Christie
expired on Aug. 31, and due to an extension, it had until today         the New Jersey Education Association teachers’         on the national stage and respect what he has
to agree on terms of a new contract. Fortunately, a second exten-       unions for education reform. Christie suggested        done with our great state in trying to make it that
sion seems likely no matter how the negotiations go. If progress        unions would remain “outside my office and look        much greater. According to Christie, American
is not made, a strike vote could be called, according to Halpern.       in the window” if they would not meet him in           voters are searching for a politician “of stature
     The last time a strike happened, it lasted about eight days        the middle over certain issues.                        and credibility to look Americans in the eye,”
before an agreement was reached. If another strike was to occur              The only time the audience seemed not to          and he tells it like it is. In a soft Republican field
and last this long, the week of classes missed might have to be         be completely pleased with Christie was when he        for the candidacy nod, Christie’s up-front speech
made up. We’ve gone so long without a strike, we should take            reiterated his intent not to run for president in      may be what Americans crave more than Rick
cues from past negotiations to resolve the matter quickly.              2012.                                                  Perry’s picturesque features. Certainly Americans
     If Rider faculty members did strike, they would not be alone            I thought this reaction was unwarranted, as I     have taken a cynical perspective regarding the
in choosing to picket. Cincinnati State University professors,          had never seriously considered Christie a strong       state of our economy, and Christie’s platform
another AAUP union, went on strike last Friday, but because             presidential candidate. I must say he doesn’t quite    of doubt and ambiguity would starkly contrast
the faculty felt the strike was doing more harm than good, they         fit America’s aesthetic expectations but I believe     Obama’s “hope” campaigns if Christie chose to
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 Friday, Sept. 30, 2011                                                              Rider News                                                                                 9

Literature Face-off
Are eBooks or books better when it comes to reading?
      There’s nothing better than the smell of   and eReaders.                                         I understand the appeal of          o v e r -
 a newly bound paperback book. The aroma              If it’s the                                 eBooks. I do not want anyone to get      lords,
 of the dried ink on the crisp white pages is    price you’re con-                                the impression that I am some bitter     ending
 a sensation to make any book nerd go crazy.     cerned about,                                    English major who throws dusty old       civiliza-
 Nothing could be better than a brand-new        you shouldn’t be.                                books at little school children in an    tion as we
 book. Or could there be?                        Sure, eReaders                                   attempt to educate those “illiterate     know it
      With all the technology in the world       are expensive, but                               ingrates.” Like it or not, the process   (though
 today, real books just aren’t going to cut      for the eReader,                                 of buying physical copies of movies,     one can’t
 it anymore. Nowadays, new technology is         it’s a one-time                                  music and other forms of entertain-      be too
 being created every single day; therefore       price you have to                                ment at a local store will, at some      careful); I
 it was only natural that something was          pay. It’s like buy- eBooks:                      point, seem old in comparison to         just don’t Books:
 going to be made to replace physical books.     ing anything else, Danielle                      simply downloading a product to          t r u s t Chris
 That’s where eReaders and eBooks come           such as an iPod. Gittleman                       a variety of multimedia devices. It      t e c h - Exantus
 in. Hundreds of thousands of books, from        It’s an expensive                                is a future I openly embrace; but it     n o l o g y.
 novels to textbooks, all lay within the palms   purchase, but an individual could get so         would be a completely depressing         This fear
 of your hands. There’s no need to go to the     much use out of it that it practically pays      world to live in without a book to       extends to all aspects of my life, and
 bookstore anymore — the store is there for      for itself in the end. Most books are priced     hold in my hand.                         the thought of it affecting anything
 you to shop for books and download them         at the actual retail price of the bookstore.          I like my books like I like         I pay money for freaks me out. As
 at a push of a button whenever you want.        However, there are always good deals avail-      my women: physical. Terrible jokes       much as I love my iPod, there have
 If buying and reading books are now made        able such as books for $0.99 to $1.99 that       aside, there is a certain connec-        been several times when all my data
 this simple, quick and easy, why are so         are just as good as the best sellers.            tion between a person and a book,        disappeared. I realize that there are
 many people against switching to the digital         If not being able to share books with       one that cannot be replicated by a       ways to back up the information,
 books?                                          your friends is something that you’re really     Kindle or an iPad. It is the creak       and essentially, all of it is probably
      There are many benefits to switch-         worried about, don’t fear. Most eReaders         of the spine, the feel and sound of      stored on my computer, but that
 ing over to electronic readers. There is,       come with a feature that allows you to share     paper as pages are turned and the        ugly fear of losing everything rears
 of course, the ecological side — no more        your downloaded eBooks with friends who          gorgeous artwork that is featured on     its head and having a tangible copy
 buying actual books, which means saving         have eReaders as well. It’s just the same as     a book. It is all part of the experi-    is more comforting. I can lose a
 paper and trees. There’s also the ability to    lending your friend an actual book, just         ence of reading. There’s something       book just as I can everything else,
 save space. No more shelves upon shelves        without the hassle of actually bringing it       so emotionally cold when using           but having something physical in
 of books, stacked upon one another since        to them. You also don’t have to fret about       an electronic device to read; it just    my hands reassures me that this is
 there’s no other place to put them. EReaders    that friend who never seems to return your       doesn’t feel right. The best part of     something that is mine, and that
 are great for traveling, too. They fit right    books. The eBooks return themselves to           reading is purchasing a book or          alone brings me piece of mind.
 into your purse or backpack. There’s no         your eReader after a certain amount of           borrowing from a library. Part of the         I realize that the points I make
 reason to worry about a huge, bulky book        time. There’s no need to stress about asking     fun is perusing through the various      in my argument probably won’t
 taking up space and making things heavy.        for the book back at least a half a dozen        paperbacks and hardcovers and flip-      apply to most people. An eBook
 They just make things so simple.                times.                                           ping through pages to get a sample       reader is a superior choice in terms
      Not everything has stayed the same. If          Overall, the future of technology is        of what’s to come. That experience       of holding as much content as pos-
 this were true, we’d still be playing vinyls    moving faster and faster every single day.       gets lost in the convenience of being    sible in a single item, and I can
 on record players or have enormous cell         Books are slowly becoming a thing of the         able to click through a couple of        see the appeal of holding a small
 phones that didn’t even work well anyway.       past, just like anything else in the world.      pages to get to the content.             and sleek device, as opposed to an
 Things change for a reason — to make            Don’t be the last one of your friends to              Aside from mere emotional           admittedly bulky book. The digital
 life easier for people. That is exactly why     finally convert over to eBooks and eReaders.     “mumbo-jumbo,” I actually do have        age has come, and I feel fine. I’ll just
 eBooks should be accepted as quickly as any     You’ll only regret it in the end and you’ll be   a more concrete reason as to why         be the guy in the corner reading his
 other new technology. It’s as simple as that.   missing out on so much. Think about the          I hesitate to jump completely into       stacks of books.
 People don’t walk around with a boombox         simplicity it could bring to your life. How      digital content. I am absolutely par-
 or a Walkman anymore. It’s all about iPods      could you say no to that?                        anoid about losing everything that I                    - Christopher Exantus
 and iPhones. Inventors are only trying to                                                        have. I don’t necessarily think that        Junior English Major/Film Studies
 make your life easier, and that’s why they                             - Danielle Gittleman      our overreliance on technology will                                    minor
 have given us the great creation of eBooks                       Freshman journalism major       eventually cause the rise of robotic

A Senior’s Suggestions
Know your surroundings when activities involve alcohol
     Entering college as a freshman can be a stirring      firsthand, do they comprehend how vulnerable life can        last year and could happen again.
experience. Culture shock might be shared among            be. Never take people in your life for granted because             They say that college is the place where you dis-
students entering a new world, which is vastly differ-     in the blink of an eye they can be gone.                     cover who you are, which makes students more prone
ent from their high school glory days. This change and          Many people know of drinking and driving acci-          to peer pressure if they have not discovered themselves
newfound freedom brings much anxiety and pressure.         dents that claimed a friend or a family member. I knew       yet. A. Armstrong once said, “If you don’t know who
Stresses derive from trying to fit in and make friends,    two students from my graduating high school class that       you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.”
joining the right clubs and the impractical amount of      passed away because of car crashes involving alcohol,              Living life on the edge can be appealing to some,
work professors seem to love giving out. Alcohol use is    and they both occurred within the same month, which          but it is crucial to make conscious decisions because
common among students, and with that in mind, it is        was devastating to the community. Not to mention any         your actions can affect the lives of many others. With
vital to drink responsibly, by knowing your limits.        instances that have occurred on this campus as a result      the increasing cost of tuition, wasting the chance for
     It is OK to have fun, especially in college because   of alcohol. My close friend had his license revoked and      higher education in exchange for hangovers is not wise.
these are supposed to be the paramount years of            his car taken away for six months as punishment for                The key is to stay on course, and to ask yourself
your life; however, making conscious decisions is also     drinking and driving. Driving under the influence is         the reason you are in college in the first place. Usually
important. As George Eliot once said, “The strongest       an issue that should not be taken lightly.                   little slipups add up to construct immense mistakes.
principle of growth lies in human choice.” Safety               When it comes to getting home, especially if            Remember, alcohol does not solve your problems, and
should not be undermined.                                  you’re walking, it is important not to wander off alone.     can actually cause more difficulties. As college students
     Safety is sometimes shrugged off among young          Having a friend or two with you is not a bad idea. To        will soon discover, the choices you make can either
men and women because young people today believe           the freshmen this year: be aware of your surroundings.       help or hinder your success in college and in life.
that they are invincible and nothing can harm them.        Random strangers you meet could prove to be danger-                                                   - Benjamin Moy
Only when people witness accidents, or even death          ous and attempt to lure you into their car. It happened                                       Senior journalism major

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Field Hockey continues to roll over its competition
 FIELD HOCKEY
By David Nugent
                                        ‘Our team is getting
      Rider (8-1) stretched its
 winning streak to four straight        stronger and stronger
 games with a 3-0 victory at
 Villanova (5-5) on Wednesday.          each time out.’
 The Broncs also posted their                                                     -Lori Hussong
 fifth shutout of the season.
      “Our defense is starting to      scorer in high school, and            Lehigh has dropped eight of its
 jell and play lockdown defense,       we knew she was capable of            first 10 contests. The Mountain
 which has been the trademark          the same in college from her          Hawks have also been outscored
 of our program,” Head Coach           midfield spot. Hopefully this         36-13. Through Saturday’s
 Lori Hussang said.                    will spur her on to score more        games Lehigh’s leading scorer is
      Junior Marlaine Schneider        often.”                               junior Kimberley Eng, who has
 opened the scoring in the first            One of the captains on the       contributed four goals and two
 half when she put the ball in         team, senior Virginia Egusquiza       assists.
 the back of the net after the         was happy with the perfor-                  Hussong knows it is time
 Villanova goalie made the ini-        mance the Broncs put on dis-          to turn the page on Villanova
 tial save. Junior Gabby Burgo         play.                                 and move on to Lehigh.
 also scored in the first half for          “I think tonight was one               “Our Lehigh matchup will
 the Broncs. Junior Ellie LaBar        of those games we played as           be competitive,” she said. “The
 added the final goal for the          team, as Rider field hockey is        game will be intense and a good
 Broncs in the second half. The        supposed to do,” Egusquiza            game to play before we start our
 goal was the first of LaBar’s         said. “We are getting better and      conference play.”
 career.                               better every game. We played                Hussong sees the Broncs
      “It was a really good feeling    with passion and all of us gave       getting better with each game.
 scoring my first collegiate goal      everything we had. We are real-             “Our team is getting stron-
 because I don’t often have the        ly happy about the result of          ger and stronger each time out,”
 opportunity to take shots on          tonight’s game.”                      she said. “We are working hard
 goal in the game being a mid               The Broncs are currently in      to prepare for our conference
 fielder,” LaBar said.                 the back half of a six-game road      games. We know that we need
      LaBar’s coach could not be                                                                                                                      Peter G. Borg/Rider University
                                       swing. Rider shut out Bucknell        to be at the top of our game
 any happier for her.                  6-0 Sept. 24 and defeated Lock        when that part of the season      Senior Megan Pisani pushes the puck past her opponent. The
      “We are so happy for Ellie,”     Haven 3-2 Sept. 25.                   rolls around.”                    Broncs look to repeat as NEC champions and to make another
 Hussong said. “It’s been a long            Rider next visits Lehigh                                             run at the NCAA tournament by winning the play-in game.
 time coming. She was a great          (2-8) on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Lotito                                with grace and continues to
                                      improve, even as a senior. She’ll
                                      be tough to replace.”
                                                                            Broncs seeking second victory
Continued from p. 11                                                         MENS SOCCER
                                           After all is said and done
also know that we don’t get the       though, Lotito just wants to          By Melissa Kasiarz
main headline articles. Whether       be a role model for younger
I have just gotten used to that is    female athletes looking to con-            Wins have been tough to
not something that bothers me.        tinue their craft at the collegiate   come by, and this past Saturday
My main focus as a goalkeeper         level.                                was another example of that
is to not let the ball in the net.         “Kids in high school still       for the men’s soccer team. The
I wouldn’t change a thing.”           hear about the players that have      Broncs dropped another deci-
     With the field hockey            gone on to college,” she said.        sion, this time to St. Francis
season underway, the Broncs           “I know the goalkeepers at my         (5-2-1) by a final score of 1-0.
have already set their sights on      old high school either know me        The Broncs remain optimistic,
the NEC championship and              personally or have heard about        though, as they try to secure
NCAA play-in. The Broncs              me from my coach or other             victories against Iona and
are currently 8-1 with a lone         players, so I wouldn’t want to        Fairfield this weekend
5-2 loss coming from Hofstra          set a bad example. Also, I am a            Junior      goalie      Jason
University.                           coach. I coach goal keepers for a     Giordano, who made six saves
     “We did have one bad loss,       club team and I know that they        in the game, blamed a sluggish
but that is a part of the game,”      are at an impressionable age. It      start and a few tough breaks as
Lotito said. “I can take the wins     is my responsibility to ensure        to why the Broncs could not
with the losses and I accept          that they know right versus           walk away with the win.                                                                  Peter G. Borg/Rider University
them not as a defeat but rather       wrong and are well prepared for            “We struggled a bit in the      Junior Dan Friga looks to help the Broncs turn around their
a lesson. I was scored on five        college.”                             first half to get into the flow of   misfortune on the field. The Broncs are currently 1-6-1 this year.
times. As you could imagine,            As Rider is on its quest            the game, but turned it around
that was not a great moment for       for another impressive NEC            in the second half and really        “Both Iona and Fairfield will      “I don’t see one of these teams
me. After reflecting on the loss,     championship run, Lotito is           put some pressure on them,”          present us with a big challenge,   necessarily as better than the
however, I was able to find what      confident in herself and her          Giordano said. “We hit the post      as they are rated one and two      other,” Giordano said. “They
was most important to change          teammates to be able to play at       and crossbar so a few inches         respectively in the conference     were both predicted to finish in
about our defense. I believe that     the highest caliber possible. Just    here or there and we might have      preseason poll,” Inverso said.     the top three in our conference
loss helped us the same way the       as long as they play like a team,     left with a win.”                         “Although Iona is favored     so we expect a challenge, but
loss against Albany did last sea-     they will be ready, she said.              Last year Rider lost to St.     to win the MAAC, we will           we are looking forward to the
son.”                                   “We know the level we               Francis 3-0 at home.                 definitely give them a fight,”     challenge in front of our home
     Coach Hussong knows he           need to be able to compete at,             “We need to improve our         junior William Daley said.         crowd this weekend.”
has something special in Lotito,      we know where our flaws were          ability to keep possession of the    “I think  teams are underesti-
and knows that her replacement        and we are willing and ready to       ball and to compete for the full     mating us and we’re  going to
will have big shoes to fill after     make the changes necessary,”          90 minutes of a game,” Head          surprise a lot of them during
this coming season.                   she said. “As a team, we are          Coach Charlie Inverso said.          our conference games.”
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Between The Posts: Rebecca Lotito
By David Pavlak                                                                                                                                                get the time in net.
pavlakd@theridernews.com                                                                                                                                            “I came into the season
                                                                                                                                                               as the second half or benched
This is part one of a four-part                                                                                                                                goalie,” Lotito said. “The fresh-
series on the goaltenders partici-                                                                                                                             man goalie was playing in front
pating in Rider Athletics.                                                                                                                                     of me and I felt I deserved to
                                                                                                                                                               be the starter. What began to
      The final whistle had just                                                                                                                               change that was the fact that
blown. The sticks flew into                                                                                                                                    I didn’t give up. Every day at
the air, followed by the arms                                                                                                                                  practice I came prepared to
of the celebrating team. The                                                                                                                                   work my hardest. I knew from
scoreboard read 1-0 in favor of                                                                                                                                there on I had to play my
Rider.                                                                                                                                                         best. I went undefeated until we
      The objective was accom-                                                                                                                                 played Albany for the NCAA
plished. Rider had just won                                                                                                                                    play-in game. In order for us
the NEC field hockey cham-                                                                                                                                     to win the NEC again, we not
pionship against a tough                                                                                                                                       only need a vivacious offense
Monmouth opponent. The                                                                                                                                         but an impenetrable defense.”
goal was scored by then-fresh-                                                                                                                                      That is not to say that
man Alicia Govannicci. More                                                                                                                                    Lotito’s individual statistics are
importantly, though, was the                                                                                                                                   to be cast aside. Last year, the
woman in the mask and pads                                                                                                    Peter G. Borg/Rider University   NCAA honored her on field
between the posts that turned        Senior goaltender Rebecca Lotito has been a statistical dream for the field hockey team during                            ability with two commemo-
away the three shots that found      the past two years. In her last season, she looks to lead them to another NEC championship.                               rative plaques: one for lowest
their way on frame.                  giate level.                           enough I would be able to get          confidence.”                                goals-against average and one
      Her name is Rebecca                 “My coach in high school          the playing time that I felt I              Lotito admits that there               for most shutouts.
Lotito, or as her coaches and        always pushed me to do more,”          deserved. Also, I really liked         was bit of a learning curve to                   Arguably one of the most
friends know her, “Tito.” As a       Lotito said. “I joined a club          what the school had to offer.          head coach Lori Hussong’s and               exciting games of the year
senior she now leads the Broncs      team called The Edge and that          Everything seemed to work per-         Coach Dan’s style.                          last season for Lotito and the
onto the field for the last time,    has made all the difference. I         fectly.”                                    “The pace of the game was              Broncs was the NCAA play-
looking to repeat their NEC          put in vigorous training hours              Assistant coach Dan               a little bit faster, but I would            in game against Albany. Rider
championship run. For some-          with my ultimate goal to play in       Hussong, who works with                have to say that the major dif-             was unfortunately on the losing
one who plays so well in the         college. Between the support of        Lotito through all the games           ference was adjusting to the                side of the decision, as the final
net, it is surprising to know        my teammates, my high school           and practices as the goaltender        coaching style,” Lotito said. “I            score read 2-1. With the dis-
that it was just a matter of vol-    coach and my club coach, I             coach, has liked everything that       had trained for four years under            appointment of the loss came
unteering in middle school that      knew that I would eventually           Lotito has brought to the field        other coaches, and when I came              a renewed hope in this year’s
led her to be the new goalten-       compete at the collegiate level.”      hockey program.                        to Rider, I had to readjust to              program to repeat what they
der.                                      Her hard work and dedica-              “She has learned what I           Coach Lori and Coach Dan’s                  had accomplished last season,
      “I was in middle school        tion paid off. The next decision       consider the key to success at         style. After about two years I              and then to take that final step
when I first started playing field   Lotito would have to make was          her position, which is com-            was better adjusted and it has              further.
hockey,” Lotito said. “One day,      where she would like to try to         munication,” Hussong said. “A          made all the difference. I see the               “Losing to Albany was a
the coach had said that our          play. Living in Oceanport, N.J.        good goalkeeper will orches-           playing time I want to see and              tough loss because we had such
eighth grade goalie was going to     Lotito decided upon Rider due          trate the field players in front       I’ve become such a better player            high hopes to make it into the
need to be replaced and asked        to the competitiveness of the          of her to limit the opponent’s         because of it.”                             NCAA’s,” Lotito said. “I think
who wanted to try it out. I          program. Lotito looked at the          chances to score. Tito does this            During the 2010 season                 that set the standard for this
didn’t like playing the field too    challenge as an opportunity to         very well. She is tall and aggres-     in which the Broncs won the                 year. We are not allowed to
much so I figured I’d raise my       showcase herself.                      sive and willing to learn, and         NEC championship, Lotito                    slack off and be complacent
hand. It turns out that I was the         “When I was looking for           that is how she continues to get       went 13-2 for the Broncs and                with where we are. Every sin-
only one to raise my hand and        schools to compete for I was           better. Tito has a great person-       allowed 10 goals through the                gle person on this team knows
it’s been history ever since.”       most interested in how I would         ality and was appointed to be a        whole season. Lotito was not                that we need to work harder
      Never quitting on being        fit into the program,” Lotito          captain this year. She is a hard       the starter for the team at the             every day and to expect more
a goaltender, Lotito continued       said. “I knew Rider was a com-         worker and encourages others           beginning of the season though,             from each other. Losing in the
playing in high school, where        petitive D-I school, and I liked       to work hard too. Her defense          and it took some time on the                play-in game could possibly be
her coach really helped her to       that. I knew if I worked hard          trusts her and that adds to their      bench to really push herself to             the best moment for this team
consider playing at the colle-                                                                                                                                 because it gives us something to
                                                                                                                                                               work for, something to earn.”
                                                   Great Careers Begin Here                                                                                         When the field hockey
                                                                                                                                                               team is mentioned, Lotito is
                                                                                                                                                               usually left out of the conversa-
                                                                                                                                                               tion. Senior Virginia Egusquiza
                                                                                                                                                               and sophomore Sandra Penas
                                                                                                                                                               are the names synonymous with
                                                                                                                                                               the team due to the excitement
                                                                                                                                                               on the field. This does not faze
                                                                                                                                                               Lotito in the least, however.
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Bronc Buster
The Broncs look to continue winning ways against Loyola (MD)
By Ben Smith                               Cottam knows this better             Rider took an early 2-0 lead
                                     than anyone on the team. Her          off goals from a pair of sopho-
     The women’s soccer team         seven assists this season have        mores, Bridgette Bartowski and
is off to the best start in its      garnered her national attention       Jennifer Meier.
15-year history, and expecta-        as she is ranked 15th in the               DSU was let back into
tions are at an all-time high.       country in points per game.           the game when it scored off a
     The Broncs will travel to             “I try to play aggressively     rebound just 12 minutes into
Loyola University in Baltimore       in games regardless of my rank-       the second half to tie the game
M.D. Saturday in an attempt to       ing,” Cottam said. “Sometimes         at 2-2.
build on their impressive 7-2-2      I get frustrated if I’m not play-          Cottam gave the Broncs a
record.                              ing well or can’t score, but this     3-2 lead with her eighth goal
     “We’ve handled non-con-         is a team game and I’m quite          of the season. She would finish
ference play very well,” junior      happy to assist my team mates         with a goal and an assist.
Abi Cottam said. “We all had         if it means we win.”                       After Delaware State was
high expectations for the team,            Hounsome enjoys seeing          able to tie the game and force
but hoping we will do well and       Cottam in the lineup every            overtime, junior Demi Mello
actually achieving what we have      night.                                became the hero as she headed
are totally difference experienc-          “It is exciting to see her in   the ball into the net off a corner
es.”                                 our offensive unit,” Hounsome         kick, sending the Broncs bench
     The team has not lost a         said. “They make her a better         into celebration.
game since playing in a forget-      player and she makes them bet-             Rider could not keep the
table 4-0 loss to La Salle nearly    ter players.”                         momentum going against Holy
a month ago.                               The Broncs will be looking      Cross (2-6-2), however. The
     Head coach Drayson              to add another victory in the         game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Hounsome is proud of his             win column this weekend when               The Broncs were first on
team, but he also recognizes         they take on Loyola (3-4-1).          the scoreboard when junior
now is not the time to get                 “I think we are really pre-     Claire Thompson found the
cocky.                               pared for conference play,”           back of the net after Cottam
                                                                                                                                                                 Peter G. Borg/Rider University
     “The       non-conference       sophomore Carolyn Wiley               was able to feed her the ball.
schedule really gave us all the      said. “We have been working                The Crusaders would              Junior Demi Mello was the difference in overtime after she put
challenges I am expecting the        hard each and every day since         answer right back, however,           the ball in the back of the net against Delaware State.
team to face when conference         August, and the only thing we         scoring six minutes into the         the tempo of a game, con-            again prove the other MAAC
play starts,” Hounsome said.         need to help better prepare for       second half.                         trol possession and then put a       coaches wrong,” Wiley said.
“We have a very talented group       conference play is to mentally             “The challenges they’ve         team away by scoring at crucial      “Last year, they predicted that
of student-athletes, but as you      focus and give it our all every       faced have helped them work as       times.”                              we would end ninth in the
know, in soccer talent alone         time we step onto the field.”         a team to deal with the adver-            The Broncs strong first half    MAAC and we finished fourth.
doesn’t win championships,                 This past week, Rider           sity faced in matches,” said         play has them ready for the sec-          “This year, we are predict-
teamwork wins champion-              defeated Delaware State (1-10-        Hounsome. “They’ve learned           ond half of the year.                ed to finish sixth and our goal
ships.”                              1) in overtime, 4-3.                  as a team that they can dictate           “We as a team want to once      is to win the MAAC.”


Ryan Thompson takes his talents to Italy
                                                              By Corey Donetz                                                     His time spent in the NBA D-League didn’t go to
                                                                                                                             waste, despite his injured ankle. He gained professional
                                                                                                                             experience, which will be vital to him going forward.
                                                                       The road to success is a long one, and that is no          “It was a great learning experience,” Thompson
                                                                  different for Rider graduate Ryan Thompson. After          said. “[I played] against older and stronger players, and
                                                                  spending four years at Rider and last year in Utah         [learned] how to slow my game down.”
                                                                  playing for the Utah Flash of the NBA D-League,                 Despite limited playing time with the Flash,
                                                                  Thompson has packed his bags and will be playing pro-      Thompson posted very respectable numbers.
                                                                  fessionally thousands of miles away from home with              “Last year in the D-League I was hurt for the first
                                                                  the Italian basketball team Centrale del Latte Brescia.    half of the season with a broken ankle,” he said. “Then
                                                                       Thompson will be used as a guard/forward and          I finished up the year in April when we lost in the first
                                                                  will continue to sport the number five he wore at          round of the playoffs.”
                                                                  Rider.                                                          Over 42 games, Thompson averaged 11 points,
                                                                       Thompson received offers to play in other places in   2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also shot
                                                                  Europe, but claims Belgium, Israel and Italy were the      over 50 percent from the field. In the playoffs he aver-
                                                                  best offers.                                               aged 9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and two assists per game.
                                                                       “Teams that wanted me contacted my agent and               Thompson graduated from Rider compiling 1,879
                                                                  said they wanted me,” Thompson said. “[Italy] was just     points, 734 rebounds, and 393 assists. He is also the
                                                                  a great place to live, and was the best situation. They    only player to ever finish in the top 10 for a career in
                                                                  (Brescia) called my agent and they offered me a spot on    points, rebounds and assists.
                                                                  this team and I packed up and left in August.”                  Thompson feels he benefited greatly from playing
                                                                       Jason Thompson, Ryan’s older brother who also         all four years in college as opposed to some players leav-
                                                                  graduated from Rider and currently plays for the           ing early and declaring for the NBA Draft.
                                                                  Sacramento Kings, is his number one resource both on            “You get four years to learn how to play the game.
                                                                  and off the court.                                         It’s hard for some people going straight to the NBA,”
                                                                       “He is my role model,” Thompson said. “[He]           admitted Thompson. “[I’m looking to improve] my
                                                                  always gives me the advice I need.”                        stock to get back in the NBA.”
                                                                       Thompson says he has improved his game in every            Brescia opens the season on Oct. 2 against Sigma
                                                                  aspect since graduating from Rider, both mentally and      Barcellona as Thompson looks to put the skills he
                           www.basketbrescialeonessa.it/index.php
                                                                  physically, but is still trying to improve every day.      gained at Rider on display.
Ryan Thompson was a standout as a Bronc. Now                           “I have become a better shooter,” he added. “[I’ve]
he will look to continue his basketball career in Italy. improved my all-around game.”

				
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