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Vol. 89 No. 1                                                                                  Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania                                                                  September 13, 2007

         President Sherman actively involved
           with many facets of Cedar Crest
       Timeline for Planning
As stated in an e-mail, the President’s Advisory Group, during
their August 22 meeting, worked towards developing questions
 that can be used to advance the College’s strategic plan. The
       group offered the following timeline for planning.

Creation of President's Advisory Group and Charge for
them regarding planning.............................................Summer '07

Development of Key questions and communications strat-
egy.......................................................................................Summer '07

Conversations with Cedar Crest constituents both on and
off campus.................................................................................Fall '07

Development of vision statement, core values and identifi-
cation of key priority issues.....................................January '08

Formation of working groups around key issues, charge                                                                                                                                                       Lori Gallagher | Editor in Chief
and active research..........................................Winter/Spring '08
                                                                                                         President Sherman throws out the first pitch during Cedar Crest College night at the Philadelphia Force game on August 16.

Reports of working groups to President's Advisory                                                        Lori Gallagher                                  According to Sherman’s e-              on campus during the summer.
Group................................................End of second semester '08                          EDITOR IN CHIEF                            mail, the group is “comprised of            With the support of students, fac-
                                                                                                                                                    elected faculty, staff, senior staff,       ulty, staff, and fellow administra-
                                                                                                                                                    students and alumni representa-             tors and a little help from the
                                                                                                              As the semester progresses, e-
President's Advisory Group Report of                                                                     mail boxes quickly become over-
                                                                                                                                                    tion.”                                      team’s mascot, Sherman threw the
findings......................................................................................June '08   crowded with messages from
                                                                                                                                                         Look in the September 20               first pitch of the game.
                                                                                                                                                    issue of The Crestiad for a more                  Whether through softball
                                                                                                         Student Sponsored Events, club
                                                                                                                                                    detailed explanation of the                 games, or national tours, like the
                                                                                                         minutes,      and      homework.
Retreat with Board Strategic                                                                             However, a new group on campus,
                                                                                                                                                    President’s Advisory Group.                 one she will be taking with Dr.
Planning..............................................................................Summer '08         the President’s Advisory group has
                                                                                                                                                         Aside from working to create           John Farkas, Vice President of
                                                                                                                                                    an ultimate plan for the college,           Institutional Advancement and
                                                                                                         also been flooding e-mail
                                                                                                                                                    Sherman has also been involved              Susan Cox, Executive Director of
                                                                                                         accounts, in an attempt to keep the
Drafts of Strategic Plan reviewed by President's Advisory                                                college community updated on the
                                                                                                                                                    with many other aspects of the              Alumnae Affairs, to meet alums
Group............................................................................September '08           groups progress.
                                                                                                                                                    Cedar Crest community since her             around the country, President
                                                                                                                                                    official start on July 1.                   Sherman is continuing to connect
                                                                                                              In an e-mail that was sent all
                                                                                                                                                         On August 16, President                with the community. Look for
                                                                                                         campus on August 16, President
Final Strategic Plan issued.....................Fall Board Meeting '08                                   Jill Sherman explained the pur-
                                                                                                                                                    Sherman joined with the                     more updates regarding President
                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia Force, the fast pitch          Sherman’s plans in future issues of
                                                                                                         pose of the group, which is to help
        Go to www.cedarcrest.edu/pag for more information.                                                                                          women’s softball team that stayed           The Crestiad.
                                                                                                         develop the college’s “vision.”

 Community mourns loss of Kutztown student
                                                      Charley Ortiz                                      1982, and only the third since             that the situation “doesn’t help            Tuesday, September 11, at 11:30
                                                                                                         1968, the citizens and students are        Allentown’s reputation as being a           a.m. at St. John Bosco Church, 235
                                                      STAFF WRITER
                                                                                                         deeply shaken.                             thug city.”                                 E. County Line Road, Hatboro.
                                                                                                               Brothers Terry and Kenneth                Kutztown student Jeremy                     The University community
                                                            Imagine walking back to your
                                                                                                         Kline, both residents of Allentown,        Gonzales says, “I still feel safe to        was invited to participate in the
                                                      dorm, minding your own business,
                                                                                                         and Timothy R. Gearhart have               walk around the town, maybe not             “Candles for Kyle” vigil, which
                                                      when a couple of thugs appear out
                                                                                                         been charged with aggravated               on my own at night.” Further,               began at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening in
                                                      of nowhere, and for no reason at
                                                                                                         assault for the moment, and, await-        Gonzales feels that, “It’s unfortu-         Alumni Plaza and continued until
                                                      all, beat you to death.
                                                                                                         ing autopsy, could possibly be             nate that out of towners could              8 p.m. Wednesday.
                                                            Pretty senseless, as I’m sure
                                                                                                         charged with murder.                       come in and destroy a part of the                In lieu of flowers, Kyle’s par-
                                                      you would agree, but this tragedy
                                                                                                              Each are being held at the            town, a part of the security.”              ents ask that donations be sent to
                                                      is what unfolded for Kutztown
                                                                                                         Berks County Prison on $10 mil-                 Quinn was a History major at           the Kyle Quinn Memorial
                                                      sophomore Kyle Quinn.
                                                                                                         lion bail.                                 Kutztown, and the people around             Scholarship Fund at William
                                                            Walking back to his dorm
                                                                                                              Cedar Crest student Melinda           him could only describe him as              Tennent High School, 333
                                                      from his brother’s apartment at
                                                                                                         Sandridge said, “I would have              kind person with a passion for soc-         Centennial Road, Warminster, Pa.,
                                                      2:30 a.m., September 7, Quinn was
                                                                                                         given it a second thought to walk          cer and for life.                           18974; they would be appreciated.
                                                      accosted by three men and beaten
                                                                                                         down Main Street in Kutztown at                 He had just transferred to             Please make all checks payable to
                                                      to death.
                                                                                                         3am before.”                               Kutztown and had barely been on             Centennial       School    District,
                     Courtesy | Facebook.com                As this is the first homicide in
Kyle Quinn                                                                                                    Sandridge transferred from            campus for two weeks.                       marked Kyle Quinn Memorial
                                                      the small town of Kutztown since
                                                                                                         Kutztown to Cedar Crest, and feels              A funeral mass was held on             Scholarship.

  Campus turns theft
                                 2              features
                                                 Alumnae Spotlight:
                                                                                  4            Op/ed
                                                                                                 Wanted: Qualified
                                                                                                                      6         Lifestyles
                                                                                                                                 Cedar Crest College
                                                                                                                                                           8         A&E
                                                                                                                                                                     Lennon lyrics cele-
                                                                                                                                                                                           10             SPORTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                           New coach leads
  case to Allentown                              It’s a family thing                            Teachers                         Dictionary                          brated at Darfur                      Field Hockey
2NEWS                                                                                                     www.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad                                   September 13, 2007

   Art department introduces new                                                                                                                                               The
    faculty and renovated studio                                                                                                                                                  Fall 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                 Editor in Chief
Brea Barski                            house was to meet McDonough,             was and about new options for my                    While Ursini admits that she                 Lori Gallagher
                                       she also feels that she benefited        major,” she said. Ursini was excit-            benefited from the open house, she
                                       from the information about the           ed at the opportunities to get away            believes that new freshmen inter-                Managing Editor
                                       new ceramics studio.                     from traditional print art and work            ested in majors or minors in art                  Christa Hagan
      With a brand new ceramics
                                           “I learned where the room            with sculpting and kiln fires.                 may have gained much more from
studio and a new faculty member,
                                                                                                                               the experience.
the Art Department had plenty to
                                                                                                                                    Lindsey Wagner, a freshman
introduce the campus to.
                                                                                                                               with an interest in art therapy, also             Front  Page Editor
      On Monday, Sept. 10, the new
                                                                                                                               attended the open house. “It was                    Lori Gallagher
ceramics studio was crowded with
                                                                                                                               an ‘ice-breaker’ for the depart-
cookies, a few small children, pro-                                                                                                                                                News Editors
                                                                                                                               ment,” she described.
fessors and students; the art                                                                                                                                                      Christa Hagan
                                                                                                                                    Wagner appreciated the
department open house drew many                                                                                                                                                     Leann Pettit
                                                                                                                               opportunity to identify all of the
students ranging from new stu-
                                                                                                                               professors in the art department,                  Features Editors
dents interested in the program to
                                                                                                                               although she had already known                      Lori Gallagher
seasoned art majors stopping by to
                                                                                                                               most of the information from                         Leann Pettit
enjoy the snacks.
                                                                                                                               meeting with professors earlier in
      One of the main attractions to                                                                                                                                               Op/Ed Editor
                                                                                                                               the semester.
the open house was visiting artist,                                                                                                                                                 Liz Skoczylas
                                                                                                                                    “In my experience, art teach-
Jennifer Palmer. Palmer’s artwork,                                                                                                                                                Jess Dominiczak
                                                                                                                               ers are always the most approach-
entitled “In Between a Memory                                                                Brea Barski | Lifestyles Editor
                                                                                                                               able,” she said.                                  Lifestyles Editors
and a Dream,” is being featured in     Professor McDonough shows the visitors to the open house around his new space
the Tompkins Gallery, in the                                                                                                                                                        Brea Barski
Tompkins College Center, through                                                                                                                                                   Rachel Edgar
Oct. 15.
      Palmer graduated from Cedar
Crest in 2002. She told the stu-
                                           Campus turns theft case                                                                                                                  A&E Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                   Gillian Maffeo

                                           over to Allentown Police
dents the story of how she went                                                                                                                                                    Sports Editor
through Cedar Crest with every                                                                                                                                                      Lizz Nagle
intention of becoming a lawyer.                                                                                                                                                    Copy Editor
She changed her major at the posi-                                                                                                                                                Lauren Sanders
                                        Gillian Maffeo                            turned the open case over the                 currently live on campus at Cedar
tive influence of the art staff, but
                                                                                  Allentown Authorities, and at this            Crest. This may seem like a small
still included law as part of her       A&E EDITOR
                                                                                  point, no names have been                     number but Vitalos encourages                         Adviser
studies. Upon graduation, howev-                                                                                                                                                  Elizabeth Ortiz
                                                                                  released nor the items that have              students to report suspicious activ-
er, she decided to focus on art and          For the past couple years,
                                                                                  been stolen. Vitalos notified the             ities and never leave anything
is now a nationally recognized          Cedar Crest resident halls have
                                                                                  campus community over summer                  unattended.
artist.                                 provided homes for the interna-                                                                                                                  Staff
                                                                                  through emails. “Statistics show in                In the event of an emergency,
      Another feature of the open       tional employees that work at
                                                                                  2006 that 16 thefts occurred on               students can contact Cedar Crest
house was new Assistant Professor       Dorney Park during the summer.                                                                                                  Thersia Ault          Cara Nicholl
                                                                                  campus,” stated Vitalos.                      Campus Security office by press-       Nadine Brosnan         Charley Ortiz
Casey McDonough. Devin Ursini,          Hailing from various countries
                                                                                       Muhlenberg College had 6                 ing “0” or extension 3522 from          Erin Furstnau        Amanda Osborn
a sophomore Art major, went to the      within Europe and South America,
                                                                                  robberies and 26 burglaries occur             any campus telephone.                     Christiana             Amanda
open house with other upperclass-       the employees reside in Butz Hall                                                                                                   Gibson              Patterson
                                                                                  in 2006, stated the Muhlenberg                     Also placed throughout cam-
men art students to meet                and occasionally Steinbright from                                                                                                  Shannon            Stacey Stangl
                                                                                  Police Report. The Lehigh                     pus are 14 emergency call boxes.
McDonough, the new ceramics             June to August.                                                                                                                  Haberzetti           Alison Vande
                                                                                  University Police Report stated               The call boxes dial directly to the     Erica Hawky               Bunte
professor.                                   However, over the duration of
                                                                                  that 2 robberies and 4 burglaries             Campus Security office and are
      “The teacher thought it would     the summer there were a number
                                                                                  took place in 2006 and DeSales                easily found by the blue lights that
be a good idea to introduce our-        of thefts that occurred in Butz
                                                                                  University only had 2 burglaries              are located atop the call boxes.       The Crestiad is a student run newspaper
selves to the new art professor and     Hall.
                                                                                  happen in 2006. All of these statis-          When an emergency call box is          organization. It publishes one edition
welcome him to the college,”                 According to Chief of Safety
                                                                                  tics are from on-campus property              activated, the blue light flashes      every week throughout the Fall and
Ursini said of McDonough.               and Security, Mark Vitalos,                                                                                                    Spring semesters, available both in print
                                                                                  incidents.                                    which helps to identify the loca-
      Although the main purpose of      “There’s always something hap-                                                                                                 and online at http://www.cedarcrest.edu
                                                                                       524 undergraduate students               tion of a call for assistance.         /crestiad. Its primary goals are to keep
Ursini’s visit to Monday’s open         pening on campus.” Vitalos has
                                                                                                                                                                       students informed about events and
                                                                                                                                                                       issues of concern to the Cedar Crest
                                                                                                                                                                       community, and to provide staff mem-

Cyber-attacks cause worldwide alarm                                                                                                                                    bers with an on-campus internship-qual-
                                                                                                                                                                       ity media experience.
                                                                                                                                                                          Students participating in The Crestiad
                                                                                                                                                                       may receive academic credit for their
                                       representing countries such as            June 2007 hacking into the                    The Times cites the Pentagon’s          participation. The final responsibility for
                                       China, Russia, and Japan have             Pentagon’s system that was sus-               records of over 79,000 attempted        news content and decisions rests with

Cara’s                                 gathered to discuss cutting down          pected to be the work of Chinese              hackings in 2005. 1,300 of those        the editorial staff.

                                       greenhouse emissions and halting          hackers. When China’s spokespeo-              attempts were successful.                     Questions or concerns
Corner                                 the spread of global warming.             ple were confronted with the accu-                 In light of this evidence, there     If you have any questions about The
                                            As reported in the BBC news          sations, they issued a statement              is a possibility Bush will attempt      Crestiad or concerns regarding con-
                                       article, “Apec Leaders Reach              denying they had any involvement              to discuss this with Chinese            tent, please call the editorial staff and
      worldwide commentary             Climate Deal”, Prime Minister             in any cyber attacks, like recent             President Hu Jintao. Whether any-       leave a message at 610-606-4666 ext.
                                                                                                                                                                       3331               or              e-mail
           Cara Nicholl
                                       Howard explained, “We are seri-           attacks on Britain and Whitehall.             thing concrete emerges regarding
                                       ous about addressing in a sensible              The Times discusses alarming            our national security remains to be      Cedar Crest College is located at 100
                                       way, compatible with our different        evidence that hackers working for             found out. Bush has indicated that      College Drive, Allentown, Pa 18104.
     The stand against global          economic needs, the great chal-           China’s People’s Liberation Army              “a lot of our systems are vulnera-         Guest columns and letters to the
warming has reached a symbolic         lenge of climate change.”                 (PLA) are preparing for an “elec-             ble to attack” and hinted he may        editor may be submitted for publica-
                                                                                                                                                                       tion by any student, faculty, or staff
turn in the Asia-Pacific Economic           The summit should bring              tric dominance” over countries                secure a meeting with Jinato to
                                                                                                                                                                       member of CCC.
Co-operation (Apec) forum held in      interesting developments in dis-          such as the U.S., Britain, South              discuss these issues.                      Columns should be e-mailed to the
Australia. Among those discussing      cussing climate control and should        Korea, and Russia, and cite the                    There is no doubt China and        The Crestiad as MSWord attach-
solutions to global warming are        hopefully allow the United States         obtained Pentagon report as evi-              the U.S. need to pick through their     ments. Letters to the editor may be e-
leaders of the two top polluting       and China to discuss relations with       dence. They also state that U.S.              relations and establish common          mailed as MSWord attachments. All
countries: the United States and       each other. The Apec summit is            intelligence analysts are looking             ground on issues such as these, but     submissions should clearly state the
                                                                                                                                                                       name, address, and phone number of
China. In total, leaders from 21       coming just as Britain’s The Times        into official documents and                   it remains to be seen how the con-      the author or authors. Student
countries have gathered in             comes out, containing an article          speeches that indicate an aim                 troversy evolves. As the world          authors should include major and
Australia to discuss the rise of       detailing papers they have                toward “crippling an enemy’s                  watches Apec unfold and as 21           class standing and faculty or staff
greenhouse emissions that have         obtained from the Pentagon, enti-         financial, military, and communi-             nations discuss global warming,         members should include his or her
plagued the planet.                    tled “China’s Cyber Army is               cations capabilities early in a con-          hopefully the United States and         position and title.
     Leaders such as President         Preparing to March on America.”           flict.”                                       China can discuss and ease some
George W. Bush, Australian Prime            The Times article is a result of           To further prove how severe             of the tension that has been felt
Minister John Howard, and those        emerging evidence suggesting a            the threat of China’s hackers are,            between them.
September 13, 2007
                                                                       3        www.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad                                                                               NEWS

in the news                                 Mass alert system put to use
           Brea Barski

How far will you go?                    Jess Dominiczak                         Crest’s campus, but at several          notifications.                               There is validation upon prop-
                                                                                other schools in the surrounding             If you have yet to register        er setup, and as some members of
     Amarendra Nath Ghosh, a            OPINIONS EDITOR
                                                                                area, including Lehigh University,      with e2campus, it is highly encour-     the community experienced, a
middle-aged Indian man, was
                                                                                Desales University, Kutztown            aged that you do; it is free, easy to   coordinated test. If your cell phone
charged in the 90’s of swindling             The Virginia Tech shootings
                                                                                University, Lafayette College,          sign up, and easy to use. It is an      carrier is not listed, do not fret, the
over $6 million from large Indian       raised safety concerns on campus-
                                                                                Muhlenberg         College,      and    important tool for the college com-     e2campus company works with
banks. He ran from the govern-          es across the United States. In
                                                                                Moravian College. This system           munity. “Although e2campus is an        carriers to add students to the sys-
ment, but was eventually caught         many cases, because of the lack of
                                                                                proved important when a                 opt-in system, it is important that     tem.
in Germany, where he lost his           a notification system, the college
                                                                                Kutztown campus security guard          people sign-up,” stated Kathy                Any questions or concerns
appeal.                                 community did not learn of the
                                                                                was robbed at gunpoint; text mes-       Cunningham, “We are hoping for          regarding the e2campus system,
     Ghosh swallowed a four-            events until they were on the news.
                                                                                sages and e-mails arrived rapidly       100% participation.” Participation      including if you did not receive the
inch knife in order to avoid extra-     Shortly after the Virginia Tech
                                                                                to the students, faculty, and parents   thus far is 1028 users, broken          test notification, can be directed to
dition in India.                        tragedy, Cedar Crest’s Safety and
                                                                                with a description of the robber.       down as 102 faculty, 139 staff, and     Kathy Cunningham or Chief Mark
     Since 2003, he has been in         Security teamed up with the
                                                                                      The E2campus system is used       764 students.                           Vitalos.
Germany, refusing to have the           Information Technology depart-
                                                                                in conjunction with the emergency
utensil removed from his stom-          ment to improve security on cam-
                                                                                systems already in place, including
ach in order that he could stay         pus by establishing a mass notifi-
                                                                                standard fire alarms, messages sent
put; but last month a medical hel-      cation system.
                                                                                to voicemail, and use of the build-
icopter and a full medical staff             "We are always looking for
                                                                                ing coordinators to disseminate
flew Ghosh back to India, where         ways to improve," said Mark
                                                                                information (which will include
he is waiting for his Sept. 11 trial.   Vitalos, Chief of Campus Safety
                                                                                staff members during working
                                        and Security. “It was the next logi-
                                                                                hours and security during off
Woman kills dormmate                    cal step to take."
                                                                                hours, as well as the residence life
     On Sept. 5, University of               According       to      Kathy
                                                                                staff). The system will be used
Arizona       student      Galareka     Cunningham,        Director       of
                                                                                strictly for emergency purposes,
Harrison was charged for stab-          Information Technology, shortly
                                                                                the least of which will be school
bing her roommate, Mia                  after the events in April, vendors
                                                                                closing due to inclement weather;
Henderson. On Aug. 28,                  began approaching schools with an
                                                                                no other advertisements or broad-
Henderson filed charges with            array of products to choose from.
                                                                                casting of school events will be
campus police accusing Harrison         Cedar Crest later decided on the
of stealing from her. Just before       E2campus system, which more
                                                                                      The system allows up to two
6 a.m. on Sept. 5, students heard       than 200 colleges nationwide also
                                                                                cell phone numbers and two e-mail
screams and called security to          chose.
                                                                                addresses per individual, which is
Harrison and Henderson’s room.               E2campus is an emergency
                                                                                an option if text messages are not
     Both women were rushed to          alert system that can send cell                                                                                                           Leann Pettit| News Editor
                                                                                part of your cell phone plan or you
the hospital, where Henderson           phone text messages and e-mails
                                                                                do not have a cell phone. This
was pronounced dead. Harrison           quickly to students, faculty, staff,
                                                                                means you could potentially add a
is now in jail for first degree mur-    and families. Manufactured by
                                                                                family member to the e-mail or
der in lieu of $50,000 bail.            Omnilert, a Leesburg, Virginia
                                                                                text message notification list, and
Rose from the dead
     This weekend’s memorial
                                        company, this system has not only
                                        been implemented on Cedar
                                                                                they will receive the emergency
                                                                                                                           Lutz Center:
service for 76-year-old Doris
Anderson has been canceled; she
was found alive last Thursday.
     On Aug. 24, the Oregon
                                               Community                                                                 Weekly volunteer
woman had been hunting with
her husband, Harold, when their
all-terrain vehicle got stuck.
                                              plans to light                                                              opportunities
After two weeks of searching,                                                                                                Brought to you by the Lutz Center for Community Service
with freezing temperatures and
no traces found, a memorial serv-
ice had been scheduled. Doris
was found on the afternoon of
                                                the night                                                                    Pinebrook Services at Kids’
                                                                                                                        Discovery Expo
                                                                                                                             On Saturday, September 15,
                                                                                                                                                                tors will meet Monday afternoons
                                                                                                                                                                from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                                                campus to create a bond through
Sept. 6 in a canyon with an                                                                                             2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.       mentorship and friendship. The
                                        Thersia Ault                            and myeloma.
injured hip and suffering from                                                                                          at the Da Vinci Center of Science       program will run from Monday,
                                                                                     During the night, everyone
dehydration. Harold suffered            STAFF WRITER                                                                    and Technology, 3145 Hamilton           September 17, until Monday,
                                                                                holds a balloon, each color sym-
from a broken wrist.                                                                                                    Bypass, Allentown 6 volunteers (3       November 19. An orientation for
                                                                                bolizing a different meaning.
                                             The official website for                                                   each shift) are needed to apply         this program will be held on
                                                                                “The red balloons are held by the
                                        ‘Light the Night’ tells us a sur-                                               temporary tattoos. Two shifts are       Monday, September 17 at 4:00
at the crest                            vivor’s story of Aiden Bryan. At
                                        only two years old, Aiden was
                                                                                survivors, gold balloons represent
                                                                                those who have passed away, and
                                                                                                                        available: 10:30 a.m. to 12:15
                                                                                                                        p.m. and 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                p.m. in the TCC. For more infor-
                                                                                                                                                                mation about this program, please
                                                                                the white balloons are held by
Baby Talk                               diagnosed with lymphocytic                                                      If you are interested, please con-      contact Nicole at ext. 3438 or at
                                                                                supporters,” explained senior
     Cedar Crest class of 2029          leukemia and was put on                                                         tact Connie McDowell at 610-            service@cedarcrest.edu.
                                                                                Community Education major,
has received three new members.         chemotherapy almost immediate-                                                  432-3919 or via email at cmcdow-             Meals on Wheels
                                                                                Leni Johnson.
     Professor Elizabeth Ortiz, in      ly.                                                                             ell@pinebrookservices.org.                   On Tuesday, September 18,
                                                                                     Each balloon has a light
the Communication department,                Aiden, a cancer survivor, has                                                   Lighting the Night                 and Tuesday, September 25, the
                                                                                inside of it that “lights up the
and her husband, Adam, had a            been in remission since 2005. If                                                      The Leukemia & Lymphoma           Lutz Center will be hosting a team
baby girl, Eva Teresa, on June 4.       he stays in remission for four                                                  Society's Light The Night Walk is       to deliver meals for Meals on
                                                                                     Johnson is Cedar Crest’s
     Biology professor, Dr. Amy         more years, he will be considered                                               a two-mile twilight walk that fea-      Wheels of Lehigh County from
                                                                                team captain and says that Light
Reese and her husband Jeramia           cured.                                                                          tures participants carrying illumi-     10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. If you
                                                                                the Night is “…an emotional but
Ory had a baby girl, Iona Reese              On the official site, his moth-                                            nated balloons to celebrate and         are interested in participating on
                                                                                heartwarming experience,” and
Ory, on June 13.                        er describes him as “…an active,                                                commemorate lives touched by            either or both of these dates,
                                                                                that “…it will definitely move
     Most recently, on Sept. 5,         exuberant and healthy first grader                                              cancer. On Saturday, September          please contact JaniceElizabeth at
Cedar Crest professors Brian            with a contagious zest for life! He                                             15, the annual Lehigh Valley            service@cedarcrest.edu or ext.
                                                                                     Cedar Crest has ten people
Exton (Geology) and Joy Karnas          is proud to be a survivor.”                                                     ‘Light the Night’ Walk will be          3438.
                                                                                registered with a team goal
(Biology) had Kathlyn Zofia                  ‘Light the Night’ is a cause                                               held at Northampton Community                Relay for Life Information
                                                                                of$15,000. All donations are wel-
Exton.                                  for a cure. It is an annual gather-                                             College. A van will be leaving          Sessions
                                                                                come; to make a donation, please
                                        ing of survivors, supporters, fami-                                             campus at 5:30 p.m. and returning            Relay for Life Information
                                                                                contact Leni Johnson at serv-
Flag Football Game Scheduled            ly, and friends of Leukemia and                                                 to campus by 10:00 p.m. If you          Sessions will review ways to help
      Sister’s Inc. has planned a       Lymphoma cancer victims. It is                                                  are interested in registering for the   plan the third Annual 24 Hour
                                                                                     This year Light the Night will
flag football game for Sunday,          here that we honor those who have                                               walk, or if you have any questions      Relay for Life event which will
                                                                                be held at 6:30 p.m., September
Sept. 16. The game will take            suffered and bring hope to the                                                  please      contact      Leni      at   take place on campus, Friday,
                                                                                15, at Northampton Community
place in the grassy area between        thousands of patients and their                                                 service@cedarcrest.edu or ext.          April 18, 2008. The sessions are
                                                                                College. Check-in begins at 4:00
Moore and Curtis Halls. There           families.                                                                       3438.                                   on Thursday, September 20, at
                                                                                p.m. It is a 2-3 mile walk or run.
will be refreshments at the event.           The funds raised will support                                                   IMPACT Project                     11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. in
                                                                                If you are interested, please con-
It is planned from 3-5 p.m.             some of the finest researchers and                                                   The IMPACT Project is a            Alcove A of the TCC. For more
                                                                                tact service@cedarcrest.edu any-
      Anyone interested in play-        their cause to discover better treat-                                           one-on-one mentor program with          information about Relay for Life,
                                                                                time. You can also register at
ing should send an e-mail to sis-       ment and a cure for those diag-                                                 students who are on probation.          contact Rebecca or Janelle at
                                                                                lightthenight.org. Search for team
ters@cedarcrest.edu.                    nosed with leukemia, lymphoma,                                                  Pairs of students and college men-      relay@cedarcrest.edu.
                                                                                Cedar Crest, or by zip code 18104.
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                                                                                                                                              It’s a Family Thing
                                                                                                                                    graduation from Cedar Crest and         but most of all, she loved the pro-
                                                                                                                                    has been in love with her life as a     fessors and the relationships she
                                                                                                                                    social worker at Cedarbrook             has developed with them. Judy
                                                                                                                                    Nursing Home ever since.                loved that the professors were will-
                                                                                                                                         Though the accredited pro-         ing to work with her and her
                                                                                                                                    gram at Cedar Crest was demand-         schedule. She also appreciated the
                                                                                                                                    ing of Judy’s time, she chose it for    one on one attention, “which was
                                                                                                                                    a very specific reason. Judy said       really important to me,” she said.
                                                                                                                                    that social work it is “an expanding         However, Judy’s Cedar Crest
                                                                                                                                    field of practice” and she foresees     experience was not all wonderful
                                                                                                                                    that it will continue to grow as the    for her. She recalls being part of
                                                                                                                                    baby boomers reach their retire-        the Social Work Club, explaining
                                                                                                                                    ment years.                             that it was not geared towards her
                                                                                                                                         However, she was personally        and her fellow Lifelong Learners.
                                                                                                                                    attracted to the social work pro-       She said that the clubs were
                                                                                                                                    gram because, “Half the battle          “geared specifically to traditional
                                                                                                                                    when you finish college is being in     students, they don’t have a lot of
                                                                                                                                    a profession that you’re passionate     stuff to offer the Lifelong
                                                                                                                                    about.” Judy is passionate about        Learners.”
                                                                                                                                    caring for the elderly. For her, the         Overall, her experiences were
                                                                                                                                    most fulfilling part of her day is      mostly positive. “The field place-
                                                                                                                                    knowing that she gets to enhance        ments that they [the social work
                                                                                                                                    the lives of others. “I love my         department] offer definitely
                                                                                                         Courtesy | Charley Ortiz   job!” was her most emphasized           enhance your learning experience
                                                                                                                                    phrase. “I would not trade my job       and prepare you for the job mar-
Judy Ortiz ‘06, sits with her two daughters Robbey (L) and Charley (R), who are both planning to graduate from Cedar Crest.         for anything.” Making a daily dif-      ket,” said Judy. She felt prepared
Charley Ortiz                              band, Michael Ortiz, works for the          inducted into the Phi Alpha and Psi          ference is what makes her life          for her future employment and
                                           Cedar Crest College Information             Chi honor societies, all in a three          worth living. Her final phrase on       credited it mostly to Cedar Crest.
STAFF WRITER                                                                                                                        the topic of job fulfillment: “I did-   If Judy could have changed any-
                                           Technology Department, and her              years. For most students, those are
                                           youngest daughter, Robbey, will be          accomplishments enough, but Judy             n’t become a social worker to get       thing about her Cedar Crest career,
     Charley Ortiz is the daughter                                                                                                  rich, but because I wanted to help      she said, “I wouldn’t have waited
of Judy. Charley started at Cedar          attending Cedar Crest next fall.            fulfilled them with a full time job
                                                                                       and while helping her husband,               people.”                                so long to get an education.”
Crest in 2005, although she will                                                                                                         When Judy, reflects back on             In response to her daughters’
not be graduating until 2010.                   If you want to talk about chal-        Mike Ortiz, raise their five chil-
                                           lenging, look no further than Judith        dren.                                        her days at Cedar Crest, she often      following in her footsteps, Judy
Charley’s major is Elementary                                                                                                       thinks about what is was that drew      smiled and said, “I think Cedar
Education, with a minor in                 Lynne Ortiz a 2006 Cedar Crest                    Aside from her academic suc-
                                           graduate. Judy managed to gradu-            cess, Judy does almost anything              her in and what kept her coming         Crest can offer them a rewarding
Sociology and, like her mom, a                                                                                                      back. The answer to this question       and challenging education…I
certificate in Gerontology. Talk           ate with honors from the social             she can to make the end of peo-
                                           work program, while earning a               ple’s lives as comfortable as possi-         is simple. “The professors,” she        think the fact that it is an all girl’s
about a family tradition, aside                                                                                                     said. Judy continued to say that        school enables them to focus on
from Judy and her daughter                 minor in psychology and a certifi-          ble. Yes, the end of a person’s life.
                                           cate in Gerontology. She was                Judy was hired immediately after             she enjoyed the challenges that the     their studies and less on the social
attending Cedar Crest, her hus-                                                                                                     social work program offered her,        aspects of college.”

                              Lauren Sanders                      one takes in Allentown,
                                                                                                       culture, fashion, and enter-         Story Used Books to the
                              COPY EDITOR                         Pennsylvania – Sunoco and            tainment.                            right.
                                                                  Exxon stations are planted                The Nineteenth Street                Continuing across a
                                  “Indie”, a term most            firmly on nearly every cor-          Theater           showcases          parking lot through this
                             commonly used as a quali-            ner, and many shopping               provocative films that can’t         beautiful mess of unique
                             fier when referring to               centers bleed chain restau-          be found at the AMC or               finds Haika’s Kitchen, an
                             music and film, generally            rants, chain grocery out-            Carmike; it sits across from         organic bakery, flush
                             means independent – per-             lets, chain retail.                  Anylise’s Hava Java, a               against
                             haps underground, off-cen-                 There’s something to           bustling, cozy coffee shop                Bonnie’s Flower Shop
                             ter, and less well-known             be said for convenience              with indoor and outdoor              and less than ten steps
                             than the status quo of a par-        and familiarity. There’s             seating. On the same block           away from Sign of the Bear
                             ticular region or era. Indie         much more to be said for             is Blink, which specializes          Natural Foods.
                             can also be used to                  innovative, interesting, and         in designer eyeglasses.                   These are determined
                             describe places and their            different.                                Slipping down the               places that breed relation-
                             culture; in this way, it                   Sandwiched between             back alley connecting 19th           ships, attachments, and
                             breathes a tangible atmos-           the Walgreen’s and Rita’s            to 18th, one is greeted with         fierce loyalty – becoming
                             phere, style, and attitude.          Italian Ice of Tilghman              the pink awning of The               part of them is a worth-
                                  Quirky and original             Street are 18th and 19th             Good-Buy Girls to the left,          while, altering investment.
                             might not be the first words         Streets, which contain a             and the bold orange and              Behind each is a story that
                             that come to mind when               maze of Lehigh Valley sub-           green lettering of Another           deserves to be told.
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                                                                                                                              The Campus
Starting at the end                                                                                                             Corner
Lizz Nagle                              kindergarten. She is only begin-         on a field of study and gets
SPORTS EDITOR                           ning her academic career as I am         involved at her school, I will be

     Well, I have made it to my
                                        close to finishing another chapter
                                        in mine. She goes to Muhlenberg
                                                                                 completing my education, passing
                                                                                 my editor position on.
                                                                                                                          What did you do over
                                        Elementary and is in the same                 Even now, at the very begin-
senior year at Cedar Crest. I want
a strong finish to my college           classroom I was in as a brand new
                                        student at five years old. I can still
                                                                                 ning of my senior year, I am
                                                                                 already thinking about the next
                                                                                                                         your summer vacation?
career. I want to make the most of
the friendships I have formed           remember my first day, and now           chapter of my life, post-Cedar
here. I am excited to be Sports         my daughter, with bright eyes, is        Crest. Will I do an internship?
editor for the newspaper you are        sharing with me the same thrills         Will I start a career? Will I go to
reading right now. I am anxious         she experienced on her own first         grad school? Will I write a novel?
for everything that Preterite,          day. It is a strange reminder how        A memoir? A collection of poetry?
Cedar Crest’s literary club, will be    things come full-circle, and how
                                        everything we experience in our
                                                                                 I am questioning all of these
                                                                                 things before I’m finished here --
                                                                                                                                Kristen Potuznik
doing. I am psyched about all of
my writing classes. I am eager to       lives stays with us, shapes us.          because I have to.                              Sophomore
work hard and graduate.                       Erin is not the only person             Beginnings and endings will                Psychology
     But even with all of this          starting a new journey as mine is        always overlap, within our own
                                        in its final mile. Everything I have     lives and within those of the peo-
motivation and elation I feel about                                                                                       “I worked a lot and I had to
                                        learned and gained thus far during       ple with whom we share our lives.
making it to this point, about see-
                                        my college career will be recycled       Just as I lay eyes on my own fin-
                                                                                                                          do a lot of traveling. My dad
ing the finish line that is gradua-                                                                                        works in D.C. and my mom
tion, I am at the same time over-       to my sister, Beckie, who just           ish line, I know that as soon as I
                                        began her first college semester.        cross it, I will need to begin train-         lives in Minnesota.”
whelmed with new beginnings in
the lives of some very important        She and I are close friends, and I       ing for the next race. And, some-
people in my life.                      have been giving her tips about          where along that one, I will expe-
     As I enter my senior year, my      time management and organiza-            rience another start with someone
daughter, Erin, has just started        tion. As she starts college, decides     else in my life.

                                                                                                                                                          Julie Armstrong
        Growing up: life lessons                                                                                                                               Freshman

         offered by children                                                                                                                           “I worked at a lake in a town
                                                                                                                                                      next to my town. I lifeguarded
                                        marriage and starting a family had       that Generation Y may be starting
                                                                                                                                                      and taught swimming lessons.”
Jess Dominiczak
                                        increased from our parents, and          families at a younger age.
CO-OPINIONS EDITOR                      grandparents’ generations. As stat-           Nevertheless, my first reac-
                                        ed by the Center for Disease             tion was to ask what she was
     When I graduated from high         Control and Prevention, women in         going to do about it; there are so
school, I was an eager career-ori-      their 20s are still the majority of      many options, but when you get to
ented girl, determined to make          women having children; however,          a certain point in the pregnancy
work       my     first     priority.   more and more women are experi-          you lose those options, and are left
Relationships, children, and all        encing motherhood later in life. I       with either keeping the baby or              Paul Newman
other ‘distractions’ were to wait
until I was satisfied with my suc-
                                        believe this has to do with the          putting the child up for adoption. I            Freshman
                                        increase of career-driven women          can’t imagine having to make a
cess. I’ve seen my mother and           and the rise of the average mar-         decision like that, and it really got
                                                                                                                              Nuclear Medicine
other family and friends halt their                 riage age. As of 2006,       me thinking; as a senior in college
                                                                                                                          “It was the worst summer ever!

careers due to children and never                                                with my whole future in front of
return to their passions, and I did                                              me, if I were to get pregnant now,        I was in a car accident. Week
not want to end up resenting any-                   Mackenzie                    would I keep the baby? I can say            after that I got my wisdom
one for any of these important                   opened     my                   that I am career-oriented and noth-                  teeth out.”
decisions.                                                                       ing will get in the way of that, but
     This held true until this past        eyes to the possibil-
                                                                                 when it comes down to it, I can
summer, when a little girl opened          ities of parenting;                   never know for sure unless I were
my eyes to the struggle and                my best friend has                    faced with the situation.
strength of the mother-daughter            taught me that you                         When I spoke to my mother
relationship. My baby cousin,                                                    she told me that she believes these
                                           no longer need to
Mackenzie, was born premature
by several months, and during her          make the decision
                                                                                 situations happen for a reason. A                                           Cathy Meyett
                                                                                 friend of hers had her own daugh-
brief time on earth profoundly             of a family or a                      ter at a young age and at a critical                                          Freshman
touched my life, although I could
                                           career, but that we                   point in her career, but later found                                      Genetic Engineering
never physically touch her. She                                                  out she would not be able to bear
was beautiful, and in the nine days        can have it
                                                                                 any more children. Her daughter                                      “I graduated high school, spent a

she fought to stay here, she               all.                                  was a gift, and I believe my best
impacted not only relatives, but                                                                                                                     week in Ocean City, Maryland with
                                                                                 friend’s baby is here for a reason.                                   friends. And I went to Warped
the amazing nurses working in the                                                     There is the risk of her family
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at                                                                                                                       Tour with my boyfriend and best
                                                                                 disowning her, and the inevitable
Morristown Memorial Hospital                                                                                                                                      friend.”
                                        according to Fox News, a new             adjustments when she moves in
that were lucky enough to meet          Gallup Poll shows that America’s         with the baby’s father in the win-
her.                                    opinion of the ideal marriage age        ter; I plan on spending any free
     The month leading up to her        has increased dramatically over          time I have to help her prepare and
birth, the nine days of life, and for   the last 60 years. In 1946, the ideal    take care of her child, a gift.
weeks after she had passed, I felt
like I had lost my faith. Losing a
                                        age for a woman to get married                As Mackenzie’s fight was                 Amanda Beck
                                        was 21, and 25 for men. At pres-         slowing down, another baby was
loved one is not foreign to me, but     ent, that average statistic has          conceived – maybe life is just a
I have never had to say good-bye        changed to women at 25 years of          bunch of experiences that fit                  Forensic Science
to someone who didn’t have a            age, and 27 years for a male. This       together to shape who you become
chance to enjoy her life.               means that women are generally           and      your    future     choices.     “I worked at Burger King so that
     Three months later I was sur-      waiting longer to have children, so      Mackenzie opened my eyes to the                I could come here.”
prised to learn that my best friend     why do I hear about engagement,          possibilities of parenting; my best
was three months pregnant. This         marriage, and pregnancies all over       friend has taught me that you no
came as a shock: someone my age         campus – regarding students?             longer need to make the decision
was going to be a mother. I             Despite what the CDC or Fox              of a family or a career, but that we                                                   Compiled by:
thought that the average age of         News may say, there is evidence          can have it all.                                                                       Leann Pettit|
                                                                                                                                                                        News Editor
September 13, 2007                                                               www.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad

                                       Pride at
 Qualified teachers in urban districts Crest
                                                                                                                                                                         Christiana Gibson
Christa Hagan                            Columbia             Comprehensive
                                         Assessment System (DC-CAS) to                                                                                                   STAFF WRITER
                                         test students in the third through
                                         eighth grades in the areas of math                                                                                                    I’m shocked. As a fresh-
         This past summer, the
                                         and reading.                                                                                                                    man student at Cedar Crest, I
District of Columbia Public
                                               The district’s averages settled                                                                                           haven’t yet had a day of class
School (DCPS) system needed to
                                         at 35% of students who were pro-                                                                                                when there wasn’t a new oppor-
hire 475 teachers in order to fill the
                                         ficient or more than proficient in                                                                                              tunity presented to me.
vacancies across their 147 schools.
                                         reading, and 26% who were at                                                                                                    Aerobics, yoga, Healthy U pro-
With the number of people cur-
                                         expected grade level or higher in                                                                                               grams, SGA, biology club, big
rently enrolled in education pro-
                                         math (DCPS 2006).                                                                                                               sis – little sis events, educators
grams, graduating from education
                                               For years, DC Public Schools                                                                                              willing to listen to everything
programs, or holding valid teach-
                                         (DCPS) has been getting the repu-                                                                                               and offer a response, checking
ing certifications, it might sound
                                         tation of a district that is falling                                                                                            email every hour (this is taking
like though the number was high,
                                         apart. In the past few years, the                                                                                               a little time to get used to),
the task was easy.
                                         district schools have warranted                                                                                                 studying outside between class-
     However, that was not the
                                         headlines about mercury leaks, sit-                                                                                             es, and the women I have
case. Many teachers who were
                                         uations of grade tampering, teach-                                                                                              already met that show undeni-
hired requested to be placed in the
                                         ers not getting paid, and students                                                                                              able support, respect, and
“nicer” areas of the cities. Some
                                         who are active in gangs, stabbing                                                                                               awareness -- and I’ve only been
candidates went as far as to say
                                         other students and shooting class-                                                                                              here two for weeks.
things such as:                                                                                                                       Jess Dominiczak| Opinions Editor
                                         mates. Certain schools in the dis-                                                                                                    Above all, the setting
     “I don’t want to teach in any
                                         trict are noted for being more vio-       Christa Hagan enjoyed her summer job, and shows off one of the T-shirts that she      couldn’t be a better fit for me. I
school that has had violence prob-                                                 got while working.
                                         lent and crime-filled, such as                                                                                                  feel a sense of pride as I drive
lems in the past five years,” “I
                                         Ancostia and Ballou high schools.                                                                                               onto campus -- the very same
want a school that has decent test                                               math related if teaching math) and         ested in teaching.
                                               Knowing that the schools are                                                                                              campus on which my grand-
scores,” and a few even made such                                                is taking classes to become certi-               If strong, well-educated
                                         in such need, how can one turn                                                                                                  mother, aunt, and mother spent
statements as, “I don’t want to                                                  fied in the District of Columbia.          teachers do not step in to eliminate
                                         away from these young children?                                                                                                 their college years doing the
teach the little black children” (as                                             However, the area with the highest         the cycle of students who are not
                                         Instead of being able to hire 475                                                                                               same things I’m on the brink of
stated in interviews with DCPS                                                   need for teachers with a strong            being well-educated, then the fail-
                                         certified, well-qualified, and edu-                                                                                             doing, well… a long time ago. I
teacher candidates).                                                             background in education and train-         ing system is only going to perpet-
                                         cated teachers, DCPS had to rely                                                                                                feel more comfortable on the
     The need for teachers every-                                                ing is instead forced to hire teach-       uate itself. The key is to step in
                                         on many teachers who are catego-                                                                                                campus than I ever did in high
where is high and continuing to                                                  ers who are not fully trained.             now.
                                         rized as “TEP” teachers.                                                                                                        school, and who wouldn’t, with
grow, especially in urban districts.                                                  This problem faces not only                 Not believing that a single
                                               Being cast as a “TEP” teacher                                                                                             twenty-five women in one
Yet many individuals who are                                                     the DCPS school district; many             person can make a difference is
                                         does not mean that the teacher is                                                                                               class?
well-qualified and well-educated                                                 urban school districts have a hard         only causing problems. The truth
                                         bad, but rather that he or she is not                                                                                                 I’ll admit that I was nerv-
are found shying away from inner                                                 time attracting and retaining well-        is, what one strong teacher can
                                         certified and is currently enrolled                                                                                             ous to sit in an enclosed class-
city schools.                                                                    qualified teachers.                        start, other teachers and students
                                         in a Teacher Education program.                                                                                                 room with all women, some
     Washington D.C. is a perfect                                                     Many teachers say that the            can pick up and finish. Fill the
                                               An already holds a Bachelor’s                                                                                             older and more experienced
example of an area with school                                                   schools are too much of a wreck            DCPS schools with strong, well-
                                         degree in something related to                                                                                                  than myself in all aspects of life.
districts in need of teachers. In                                                for them to help and if they               qualified teachers and turn the dis-
                                         what he or she is teaching (ie:                                                                                                 On my first day, I woke up at
2006, DC used District of                                                        improve, then they would be inter-         trict around.
                                                                                                                                                                         five am, drank about eight cups
                                                                                                                                                                         of coffee, and paced the house
                                                                                                                                                                         until it was time to leave at

     Candidates alter campaign messages                                                                                                                                  eight-thirty. When I got to class,
                                                                                                                                                                         I looked around and thought,
                                                                                                                                                                         “How am I ever going to get
                                                                                                                                                                         along with all these girls? They
Erin Furstnau                            the Associated Press. While such        playing up false representations of        stance(s) based on their consumer            all look so smart.” Last year
STAFF WRITER                             manipulation as a candidate             themselves based on details com-           patterns and interests is only a one-        when I looked around my class-
                                         changing his drawl or dress for a       ing from our own private homes.            sided appeal to multi-faceted peo-           room, I was a minority, both
     Skimming      through      the      certain demographic is certainly             Once this new means of                ple; and D) the omission of impor-           race and gender wise. Even in
Morning Call’s National News             not new, the technology is far          exploitative technology is put into        tant campaign information and                my home, it’s men, men, and
section online, I came across a          more invasive and reminiscent of        place and running full-force,              focus on only one policy can lead            more men. This was major cul-
story I found utterly disturbing.        Big Brother in an Orwellian socie-      “campaigns and other advertisers           to misinformed voters, and can               ture shock!
The article was entitled “Coming         ty.                                     will be able to use their own data         leave them feeling duped. That                     But as I look back at the
Soon: Personalized Campaign                   “In short, voters’ race,           bases to form a list of households         kind of misinformation can be                last two weeks of stressing over
Ads”, and described a technology         income, marital status, and             they wish to target with a certain         considered lying by omission, and            reading assignments, dealing
known as “addressable advertis-          favorite brand could soon deter-        message,” Gross further explains.          reinforces the American percep-              with Cedar Crest Boulevard
ing.” Using said technology,             mine exactly what they learn about           This technology proves itself         tion of politicians as liars. Also,          traffic, trying to find a bag big
“…candidates will soon have the          political candidates while watch-       somewhat problematic in that A)            making assumptions (and we all               enough for all my books, getting
unprecedented ability to send their      ing cable TV,” continues Gross. As      messages in racially diverse               know that assumptions can be dan-            my car towed, losing my keys,
images into voters’ living rooms         someone thoroughly aware of the         households may end up conflict-            gerous) about a household based              money, and cell phone, staying
while tweaking their voice,              manipulative force of advertising       ing; B) the candidate’s campaign           purely on consumer patterns and              up till three am trying to read
appearance, and policy focus to          and its attempt to feed deeper          may end up diluted by the diffu-           interests as compiled by this “tech-         about classical this and ancient
match each viewer’s predilec-            human needs through merchan-            sion of so many varied advertise-          nology” can make the candidates’
tions,” writes Samantha Gross of         dise, I was repulsed by the idea of     ments; C) making assumptions of
                                                                                                                                               continued | page 9                      continued | page 9
                                         being sold on candidates who are        the targeted family’s political

Mr. Chemist’s Neighborhood                                                                                                                                                     Submitted by
                                                                                                                                                                               David Raker
8LIFESTYLES                                                                                                        www.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad                               September 13, 2007

                              Cedar Crest (n.)                                                                                                                                                   asked
 A liberal arts college located in                                                                                                                                                               it...
 Allentown, focused on educat-                                                                                                                                                Gillian Maffeo
      ing women since 1867.                                                                                                                                                    ADVICE COLUMNIST
                                                                                                                                                                                  What would this world be
                                                                                                                                                                            like without advice? Well, to give
                                                                                                                                                                            you a little insight, people would
                                                                                                                                                                            be divorcing left and right, sexu-
                                                                                                                                                                            ally transmitted diseases would
                                                                                                                                                                            be even more common than they
                                                                                                                                                                            are now, unexpected pregnancies
                                                                                                                                                                            would occur frequently, relation-
                                                                                                                                                                            ships would turn to dust and peo-
                                                                                                                                                                            ple would become sheltered and
                                                                                                                                                                            never date. Okay, you get the
                                                                                                                                                                            point. But honestly, think about
                                                                                                                                                                            solving every problem yourself.
                                                                                                                                                                                  I am not talking about math-
                                                                                                                                                                            ematic equations here, because I
                                                                                                  freshmen to young women          and everything. As Dr. Pulham
Brea Barski, Rachel Edgar                                                       for-                                                                                        simply cannot even think about
                                                                                           striving for achievement. “This         thinks of how to summarize her
and Christiana Gibson                                        mation of communities                                                                                          attempting a division problem
                                                                                           relationship is a dynamic that          job without handing me her nine
                                                   within residence halls and assist                                                                                        without my trusted calculator.
LIFESTYLES EDITORS                                                                         develops, a dynamic that is partic-     page to do list, she says, “I see the
                                                   students with college life. They                                                                                         Imagine having a huge crisis
STAFF WRITER                                                                               ularly strong at Cedar Crest,”          whole picture, how all the parts of
                                                   plan fun and educational programs                                                                                        with your boyfriend of three
                                                                                           Provost Dr. Carol Pulham says.          the college interact together: not
                                                   throughout the year and mediate                                                                                          years and not asking your friends
     As you stepped on Cedar                                                                                                       just one department.” The provost
                                                   disagreements between residents.                                                                                         or family for advice. This is
Crest’s campus for your first orien-                                                       The Registrar, Janet Baker, super-      position makes things happen, for
                                                                                                                                                                            where I come into place, along
tation, you most likely heard from                                                         vises course-schedules, transcripts,    both students and faculty.
                                                   Resident Coordinators supervise                                                                                          with hundreds of other advice
the Dean of Student Affairs and the                                                        and graduation audits. She is also a         Some issues a provost handles
                                                   RAs and ensure a safe environ-                                                                                           experts -- to help your stress
Provost. Aside from knowing that                                                           resource for independent studies        include student appeals, problems
                                                   ment within the residence halls.                                                                                         level and life continue smoothly
these people were prominent fig-                                                           and LVAIC cross-registrations.          residing within the faculty and stu-
                                                   They enforce policies and provide                                                                                        (we cannot forget our therapists
ures in the college community, you                                                                                                 dent body, personally and academ-
                                                   an extra resource for residents.                                                                                         who are on speed dial).
probably did not know who they                                                             Deans strive to hold leadership.        ically, hiring a faculty that repre-
                                                   RCs are often in charge of addi-                                                                                               Let’s bring that dreaded
were, what they did, or how their                                                          Cedar Crest has two deans and one       sents the diversity of the school,
                                                   tional programs. For example, RC                                                                                         word “math” back into the pic-
role would affect you in the next                                                          associate dean. Joan Laffey, the        and approving or denying all
                                                   for Butz Hall Kia Brown is also the                                                                                      ture for a moment. You can think
four years.                                                                                Dean of Student Affairs, who takes      course proposals. The hardest part
                                                   coordinator of student activities                                                                                        of advice as being a mathemati-
     If orientation seems like just a                                                      care of extracurricular activities.     of Dr. Pulhams job? “Thinking
                                                   and works with the Student                                                                                               cal equation. When a question is
distant memory, then you probably                                                          From athletics to SGA, orientation      about how to resolve serious, deep
                                                   Activities Board. She organizes                                                                                          raised to me, I simply break it
know these people as Dean Joan                                                             to honors societies, she deals with     conflicts among people. I agonize
                                                   road trips and special events such                                                                                       down and brainstorm different
Laffey and Dr. Carol Pulham, but                                                           exciting, enthusiastic students.        over student appeals, I really do.”
                                                   as movie nights and bingo.                                                                                               angles at which I can solve it.
there is a chance that you still do
                                                                                                                                                                            The product that I get is the
not really know what their titles                                                          Denise O’Neill, Associate Dean of       The president oversees the deans,
                                                   Advisors guide students in their                                                                                         advice I give to make one’s life a
mean. This dictionary is meant to                                                          Student Affairs, works closely with     department chairs, professors and
                                                   academic and professional pur-                                                                                           whole lot easier. Advice has
clearly define the titles of the peo-                                                      student organizations and SGA.          students; you can bet she doesn’t
                                                   suits. They supervise students as                                                                                        become an important role in my
ple who make up Cedar Crest                                                                She approves new clubs, advises         sleep much. Additionally, she
                                                   they go through school and com-                                                                                          life. Ever since a dear friend of
College.                                                                                   the junior class officers, and is in    organizes fundraising to keep the
                                                   plete graduation requirements.                                                                                           mine told me to start an advice
                                                                                           charge of approving flyers for          college fiscally stable, which is
                                                                                                                                                                            column, success has been
The college, composed of leaders                                                           events.                                 quite a task. The president works
                                                   Professors differ from teachers in                                                                                       straight at my fingertips, literally.
instilled with dignity and the end-                                                                                                closely beside the provost, solving
                                                   that they are not required to have a                                                                                     I have been typing advice to the
less pursuit of research and knowl-                                                        The Dean of Graduate Studies,           issues inside and outside of the
                                                   teaching certification; they must                                                                                        Cedar Crest campus for a year
edge to share with students, is                                                            Kim Spiezio, works directly within      campus.
                                                   instead have more experience and                                                                                         now, and in May I was selected
made up of resident advisors                                                               the provost’s office and oversees
                                                   knowledge in their fields, and are                                                                                       by Elle Magazine’s advice
(RAs), resident coordinators                                                               the administration of all programs.     These officials working at Cedar
                                                   continually engaging in on-going                                                                                         columnist, E. Jean Carroll, to
(RCs), advisors, professors, a reg-                                                        These programs include master’s         Crest College demonstrate honor,
                                                   research with the intent of publica-                                                                                     write an online advice column.
istrar, deans, and, finally a provost                                                      degree programs, graduate pro-          morality, and academic achieve-
                                                   tion. Professors and students share                                                                                            Currently, a couple advice
and president working side by side                                                         grams, and all issues that result       ment. Each department works
                                                   a      symbiotic       relationship.                                                                                     columnists from Elle Magazine
on some of the college’s toughest                                                          from these programs.                    together with college leaders and
                                                   Professors are constantly learning                                                                                       and I are working on a book,
issues.                                                                                                                            faculty to strengthen and improve
                                                   through students, and watching                                                                                           which is set to come out next
                                                                                           A provost, also referred to as the      Cedar Crest’s educational founda-
                                                   them transform from uncertain                                                                                            year. I owe it to The Crestiad and
Resident Advisors facilitate the                                                           Dean of Faculty, handles anything       tion.
                                                                                                                                                                            Amanda Rachael Goodman for
                                                                                                                                                                            putting me up to this challenge. I
                                   Instructor Ordinarily, an individual who does not hold a terminal degree receives an initial appointment as Instructor. Appointments
                                                                                                                                                                            also would like to thank all my
                                   at this rank are always year-by-year and non-tenure-track. Time at the rank of Instructor is generally not included toward tenure or a
                                   continuing appointment. A candidate who is enrolled in a graduate program may be offered an initial appointment as Instructor that       readers and brave souls who
 Teacher (n.)
                One who educates

                                   converts upon completion of a terminal degree in the specified time period and satisfactory annual reviews to a three-year appoint-      write to me with all their difficult
                                   ment as Assistant Professor in the following academic year.                                                                              issues. It is not easy being a
                                                                                                                                                                            young adult in college, and I am
                                   Assistant Professor An individual who holds a terminal degree ordinarily receives an initial appointment as Assistant Professor. The     so glad I am here to give advice
                                   rank may also be conferred upon individuals who do not hold a terminal degree. After three years of full-time service as Instructor, a   at the best of my ability.
                                   faculty member with a degree beyond a bachelor’s degree but without a terminal degree will ordinarily be considered for an appoint-            Since this is my last year at
                                   ment as Assistant Professor, depending upon the nature of the initial appointment. The department Chair initiates consideration for      Cedar Crest (yes, the tears are
                                   such an appointment with a written recommendation to the President, who consults with the Provost before making a decision.              accumulating in my eyes), I hope
                                                                                                                                                                            that everyone will tune in to the
                                   Associate Professor This rank signifies that a faculty member has demonstrated strength in teaching, professional development, and       askejean.com website and please,
                                   service to the institution. To hold the rank of Associate Professor, a faculty member must possess a terminal degree or equivalent and   write in to me if you have ANY
                                   ordinarily have completed six years of full-time service as Assistant Professor. Tenure-track faculty who hold the rank of Assistant     questions. So, for those fresh-
                                   Professor are considered for promotion to Associate Professor at the time of a tenure decision. A faculty member who comes to Cedar      men, transfer students, and new
                                   Crest with teaching experience and a record of professional achievements may be appointed as Assistant Professor with eligibility to     faculty members who do not
                                   be considered for promotion to Associate Professor at the time of the Third-Year Review or may even receive an initial appointment
                                                                                                                                                                            know who I am, my name is
                                   as Associate Professor.
                                                                                                                                                                            Gillian Maffeo and I am at your
                                                                                                                                                                            beck and call if you are ever driv-
                                   Professor The rank of Professor signifies that a faculty member has demonstrated continuous and substantial contributions to the
                                   College and his/her discipline over time. Faculty must have tenure and generally must serve six years at the rank of Associate           en witless and confused in life.
                                   Professor before applying to be considered for promotion to the rank of Professor.                                                             Be sure to e-mail me at
 September 13, 2007                                                                     www.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad

  Dancing in Atlantic City                                                                 Searching for educators in Washington
Brea Barski                                the day was spent at the beach, the          Liz Skoczylas
LIFESTYLES EDITOR                          girls then took a nap and arrived            STAFF WRITER
                                           at work around 10 p.m. At this
      Kaci Buckett spent her sum-          point, they did their hair and                     Christa Hagan, a senior
mer at the Tropicana Casino and            make-up.                                     Communication and English
Resort in Atlantic City. She was-               About sixteen girls danced              major, who is quite well known
n’t gambling away her college              each night in two shifts. Each               about campus, had an exciting job
savings or drinking away her sor-          shift would have four alternating            this past summer.
rows; Kaci, a senior Biology               half-hour sets with half-hour                      She was a Human Resources
major, was an employee.                    breaks in between.                           Office of Recruitment Intern. No,
      Over the summer, Pattie                   The performances ran from               this does not mean that she recruit-
Bostick, a dance professor at              11:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on                ed people to become a part of the
Cedar Crest, sent Kaci an e-mail,          Thursday, Friday, Saturday and               human race!
telling her about an opportunity to        Monday. Thursdays were 80s                         She worked in Washington
audition to be a dancer at the             nights with outfits to fit the               DC for the DC Public School sys-
Tropiciana.                                theme—“skirts and bra tops.”                 tem, as a part of the New Teacher
      Kaci went with former Cedar          Friday and Saturday the dancers              Project.
Crest student Noelle Croner to             wore short dresses made of simi-                   The New Teacher Project is a
audition. At the audition, dancers         lar material, but in different cuts          nonprofit organization that search-
were taught a hip hop routine that         with go-go boots. Mondays were               es for qualified teachers to teach in
they had to perform in groups of           more casual and the dancers could            urban areas.
two.                                       wear whatever they wanted,                         Some of Hagan’s responsi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                Courtesy | Laurie Paguio
      Both Buckett and Croner              Buckett explained; it just had to            bilities included scoring and
                                                                                                                                  Christa Hagan and fellow DCPS interns relax after talking to teacher candidates at a
were hired.                                be “sexy and stylish.”                       scaling teacher application               DCPS teacher placement fair.
      Every night the girls did                 While working at the                    essays, consulting questions that
freestyle dancing in front of peo-         Tropicana, Buckett was able to               the teaching candidates had about         seniors.                                        However, Hagan said that she
ple. “It’s more exciting than if           meet influential people.                     the openings, handing out con-                 “We had a really good time            also learned what it was that
you were out with your friends,”                Many of the other dancers               tracts, representing DCPS at              together,” Hagan said. “I made             makes the DC school system as
explained       Buckett.      “It’s        were also dancers for the                    placement fairs and conventions,          some of my closest friends                 troubled as it is. “I definitely
‘Modernized Go-Go Dancing.’”               Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers and              and designing marketing merchan-          through the internship.”                   walked into the situation assuming
      As an employee, Buckett              famous people performed.                     dise. “I did so much!” Hagan gig-              When asked what the best              that it was all students who gave
lived at the hotel. “We woke up                 Nick Cannon deejayed at one             gled.                                     part of working for the DC Public          the school systems a bad rep, but I
around twelve and went down for            point, rap musician Mims per-                      Hagan worked with eight             School system, Hagan immediate-            walked away understanding that
free food at the employee cafe,”           formed, and Howie Mandel also                other interns from various schools,       ly replied, “I loved eating the free       they were in dire need of strong
Buckett recalled. The majority of          made an appearance.                          most of which were also rising            cookies all the time!”                     teachers.”

                                                                                        Editors note: This article is the first of a short series to be run in the weeks before Fall Break on Cedar
                                                                                        Crest students with fun summer jobs. Look for two more stories in next week’s Crestiad.

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                                                                                        STAFF WRITER
                                                                                                                                  in love with Gwen Stefani’s new                   smoothie
                                                                                             The Claim:                                                      perfume. It
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                                                              Courtesy | Kaci Buckett
Croner and Buckett pose in their “80s costumes” in Atlantic City, where they            beyond fashion,                                                      can wear            Jumpstart your day with this
worked as dancers at the Tropicana Casino and Resort during summer break.               beyond bound-                                                        throughout          delicious smoothie made with
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appeals come off as meager, arti-            that, I can appreciate the support                                                                              perfect per-
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ficial attempts to relate important          and friendships I’ve rooted into                                                                                fume      to
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                                                                                        ness, and then
to viewers on a mass scale,                  already. This bond shared
                                                                                        wraps you in the                              Courtesy | Sephora.com casually or         ¾ cup skim milk
though seemingly “personal-                  between faculty, staff, students,                                                                                going out
                                                                                        warmth of sensual musks.”                                                                ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
ized.” The diffusion of so many              classmates, sports and club                                                          in the evening. Usually I am skep-
                                                                                        L.A.M.B is mixed with beautiful                                                          ½ cup fruit (frozen or fresh
messages via advertisements                  mates is apparent to me, a fresh-                                                    tical about perfume because
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10A&E                                                                                                    www.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad                                September 13, 2007

                                          T HE S OUND B OOTH                                                                                                       House to Half

     Gracious Musicians Belt Out John Lennon Lyrics to Benefit Darfur
Erica Hawkey                                                                                                               the song’s most interesting lyrics.
STAFF WRITER                                                                                                                     Another       protest    song,
                                                                                                                           “Gimme Some Truth,” which
                                                                                                                           appears twice on this album, force-               Tim Brown
     “Power to the people.” John
                                                                                                                           fully criticizes authority. Dhani
Lennon, who was shot in
                                                                                                                           Harrison and Jakob Dylan perform        Tim Brown is the Assistant
December of 1980, originally sang
                                                                                                                           this song, using perfect harmonies      Professor in the Performing Arts
and wrote these powerful words.
                                                                                                                           and powerful voices that keep the       Department and Director of The
Every time I intently listen to
                                                                                                                           listener entranced by the lyrics.       Forensic Speech Team.
them, his raspy voice and the pro-
                                                                                                                           Dylan sings blatantly, “I’m sick to
found, moving lyrics always pro-
                                                                                                                           death of seeing things from tight-           There is a moment that is
duce goose bumps on my arms.
                                                                                                                           lipped, condescending, mommy’s          similar for every person who
Lennon, who was an activist and a
                                                                                                                           little chauvinists.”                    enters a theatre, concert hall,
member of the Beatles, wrote this
                                                                                                                                 Do not worry. The classic,        multiplex or other performance
protest song several decades ago to
                                                                                                                           infamous tune, “Imagine,” is not        venue. Right before the per-
raise awareness about the world
                                                                                                                           left out of this album. In fact, two    formance begins, the lights dim
during that time. The album
                                                                                                                           versions of the song are featured.      slightly, signaling to the audi-
Instant Karma: The Amnesty
                                                                                                                           Avril Lavigne, one of the two per-      ence that the performance is
International Campaign to Save
                                                                                                                           formers, beautifully sings the          about to begin.
Darfur, features many musical
                                                                                                                           meaningful lyrics, “Imagine all the          For those working behind
artists covering original John
                                                                                                                           people living life in peace.”           the scenes, the moment is known
Lennon songs. The Black Eyed
                                                                                                                           Backed only by the piano, she con-      as “House to Half.”
Peas courageously sing “Power to
                                                                                                                           vinces me that the lyrics will               For those in the audience,
the People” with hopes of benefit-
                                                                                                                           become reality because her voice        it’s an exciting and electric
ing the horrid condition of Darfur,                                                                 www.savedarfur.org
                                                                                                                           sounds so genuine. In Jack              moment. Not knowing what to
the seemingly unpleasant word
                                          rhythmic drum beat. Toward the         ally sings the first few lyrics, “As      Johnson’s version, his vocals seep      expect, the moment is full of
that is so familiar to each person
                                          end of the track, her haunting         soon as you’re born they make you         through the listener’s speakers. His    expectations and perhaps curios-
today. As I listen to the lyrics, I can
                                          voice rises to a scream as she         feel small by giving you no time          voice haunts, and the whole mood        ity. Depending on where the
not help but picture the people of
                                          sings, “Momma don’t go; daddy          instead of it all. Until the pain is so   of the song emerges when he sim-        performance is taking place, the
this part of the world, but I also
                                          come home.”                            big you feel nothing at all.” I real-     ply sings, “You may say I’m a           audience may jump to their feet,
experience a feeling of hope. So
                                               Regina Spektor, another           ly enjoy this guitar-filled track         dreamer, but I’m not the only one.      cheering and screaming in antic-
many other artists extended their
                                          musician featured on this album,       because the band seems to really          I hope someday you will join us,        ipation, or a silence may instead
musical talents by covering John
                                          sings the reflective track titled,     let loose, and, in turn, the sound of     and the world will love as one.”        fall over the audience, as they
Lennon’s solo hits on this album
                                          “Real Love.” Her voice seems           the music fills my soul with great              This album features so many       prepare for the performance that
for the betterment of Darfur. This
                                          naked, paired with a beautiful         empathy.                                  talented artists. Although I did not    will follow. What follows can
two-disc album is jam-packed with
                                          sounding piano. I enjoy this song            On a lighter note, Los Lonely       fully connect with certain songs as     be a life-changing experience, or
talent. From U2 and Aerosmith to
                                          because of its raw simplicity. She     Boys perform a fun, dance-like            I did with others, I am proud to say    can be filled with meaningless
Corrine Bailey Rae and Lenny
                                          sums up the whole meaning when         song called, “Whatever Gets you           that all the tracks are both mean-      minutes of monotony, all quick-
Kravitz, all of the artists perform
                                          she wistfully sings, “Seems that all   Through the Night.” The track can         ingful and beautifully performed. I     ly forgotten.
with their hearts on their sleeves.
                                          I really was doing was waiting for     bring a smile to the listener’s face      would recommend this album to                One thing is certain – at
     Christina Aguilera sings the
                                          you.”                                  because of the optimistic and             anyone because it not only features     “House to Half,” anything is
classic, heart-breaking Lennon
                                               Green Day performs the deep       humorous sound of the lead                profound John Lennon material,          possible.
song called, “Mother.” She belts
                                          track entitled “Working Class          singer’s voice. “Don’t need a saw         but also moves the listener with its         And so it begins with this
out the lyrics, “I wanted you; you
                                          Hero.” The lead vocalist emotion-      to cut through flowers” is one of         great meaning and cause                 new column. My hopes are that
didn’t want me,” against a slow,
                                                                                                                                                                   I can pull back the curtain for
                                                                                                                                                                   you, and give each of you an

              Reel Review                                                                                                                                          opportunity to see what happens
                                                                                                                                                                   behind the scenes. Whether it’s
                                                                                                                                                                   theatre, dance, music, or any-

                                                            This Is England                                                                                        thing else that takes place
                                                                                                                                                                   between an artist and an audi-
                                                                                                                                                                   ence, I’ll do my best to give you
Thersia Ault                                                                                                               until one unfortunate, fatal night.     a glimpse at what really goes on
STAFF WRITER                                                                                                               It is after this that Shaun re-assess   once the lights go down. (219)
                                                                                                                           his beliefs and has to make a deci-          Our focus will be the home
     Set in Grimsby, Great Britain,                                                                                        sion about whether to stay with the     turf – performing arts right here
This is England tells the story of a                                                                                       group or break away.                    at Cedar Crest College. Not
young boy who gets involved with                                                                                                 This Is England features          sexy enough for you? Well,
a group of skinheads. Shane                                                                                                heartfelt performances from its         think again. If you didn’t come
Meadows directed a superb film                                                                                             young cast, especially their            to the theatre here at Cedar Crest
with a debut appearance from its                                                                                           youngest, Turgoose (Shaun), who         last year, you missed a cascade
lead man, Thomas Turgoose, who                                                                                             takes us on an astonishing journey      of money showering from the
plays 12-year-old Shaun.                                                                                                   through his character’s defining        sky, several hundred gallons of
     It is 1983, and England is in                                                                                         years as he figures out who he is       water on stage, a singing severed
the middle of the Falklands war,                                                                                           and what he believes.                   head, and a dance number that
during which Shaun’s father was                                                                                                  Turgoose is backed by a cast      gave new meaning to Barbie and
killed. Shaun, who looks young                                                                                             of Meadows’s regulars, including        Ken. If you didn’t make it to a
for his age, is constantly getting                                                                                         Andrew Shim as Milky, who is the        dance concert, you didn’t see
picked on by kids at school.                                                                                               only black member of the group          breathtaking images of a woman
Walking home one day, he comes                                                                                             and who comes from a warm and           being covered in flour, very vis-
across a young group of skinheads,                                     Genre: Drama                                        happy family. He unfortunately          ceral images of nightmares, or a
who take him in and make him one
                                                                         Ratings: R                                        becomes the focus of Combo’s            tap number set to Michael
                                                                    Duration: 101 Minutes                                  racial hatred. Vicky McClure plays      Jackson’s “Thriller.”
of their own. Woody (Joe Gilgun),
the group’s unofficial leader, is the                                                                                      Lol, who is Woody’s girlfriend,              And don’t look now, but the
                                          resumes his previous position.         and, seeing the father figure that he
first to accept Shaun into their                                                                                           and unspoken leader of the “girls”.     person sitting right next to you
                                          While away, Combo took on an           is longing for in Combo, he
group. They take him on a house                                                                                                  At the British Independent        as you read this might be some-
                                          aggressive racist attitude, and        decides to follow him.
wrecking adventure, shave his                                                                                              Film Awards, This is England won        one directly responsible for
                                          became a member of the National             This newly founded group
head, and help him finish off the                                                                                          the Best Film Award, and John           making any of these images
                                          Front. His new beliefs do not par-     goes to NF meetings, racially
“skin head look”.                                                                                                          Dean from Total Film says that          come to life! Shhh…. Don’t
                                          allel some of the other members’,      harasses the “non-English”, graffi-
     When Combo (Stephen                                                                                                   This is England is “an electric,        look now… just wait a minute.
                                          especially Woody’s. This forces        ti racial comments on the walls,
Graham), the group’s original                                                                                              stunning and powerful movie,            OK… go ahead and look now.
                                          the group to split, with Combo on      and robs Shaun’s local corner
leader, comes back from a three                                                                                            crammed with extraordinary per-
                                          one side and Woody on the other.       store. Through all this, Shaun’s
year sentence in prison, he                                                                                                formances. This is…the best
                                          Shaun is forced to choose as well,     beliefs grow stronger and stronger,
                                                                                                                           British film of the year.”                             continued | page 1
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              Brew Works brings                                                                                                                                         And more than that, they’re
                                                                                                                                                                   probably hard at work creating

         Entertainment to Allentown                                                                                                                                NEW surprises for THIS year!
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                                                                                                                                                                        By the way, you should
                                                                                                                                                                   probably stop staring at that per-
                                                                                                                                Brew Works offers brunch,
                                                                                                                                                                   son sitting next to you now.
                                                                                                                           dinner and a late night menu. The
                                                                                                                                                                        As an example, I’m current-
                                                                                                                           menu is similar to the Bethlehem
                                                                                                                                                                   ly directing our fall produc-
                                                                                                                           Brew Works and includes appetiz-
                                                                                                                                                                   tion,Charles Mee’s BIG LOVE,
                                                                                                                           ers from Brewschetta, Meze
                                                                                                                                                                   set to open on Thursday,
                                                                                                                           Hummus Assortment (highly rec-
                                                                                                                                                                   September 27. What’s it about?
                                                                                                                           ommended), Spinach Artichoke
                                                                                                                                                                   Just a simple story about fifty
                                                                                                                           dip, Backfin Crab dip and much
                                                                                                                                                                   sisters who are contracted to
                                                                                                                                                                   marry fifty of their cousins.
                                                                                                                                The dinner menu ranges from
                                                                                                                                                                   Insert your own joke here. The
                                                                                                                           pasta, steak and seafood options, to
                                                                                                                                                                   sisters protest (can you blame
                                                                                                                           tasty salads like the Southside Tuna
                                                                                                                                                                   them?) and flee from the altar.
                                                                                                                           Cob salad. Burgers, sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                   When the men chase them down,
                                                                                                                           and wraps are also a Brew Works
                                                                                                                                                                   the plot begins to thicken. Have
                                                                                                                           specialty. However, some dishes
                                                                                                                                                                   I piqued your interest yet?
                                                                                                                           are enhanced with beer flavoring.
                                                                                                                                                                        But the focus won’t remain
                                                                                                                                The portions are legitimate
                                                                                                                                                                   solely on Cedar Crest. We’ll
                                                                                                                           and the display of the food when
                                                                                                                                                                   take a look at some of the more
                                                                                                                           served is eye-catching. The pricing
                                                                                                                                                                   exciting events taking place in
                                                                                                                           is not too bad either; an average
                                                                                                                                                                   New York City and beyond. I
                                                                                                                           appetizer ranges at nine dollars.
                                                                                                                                                                   won’t be writing reviews about
                                                                                                                                If you are 21 or older, do not
                                                                                                                                                                   the 23rd revival of Les
                                                                                                                           hesitate to dive into one of Brew
                                                                                                                                                                   Miserables – there are plenty of
                                                                                            Gillian Maffeo | A&E Editor    Works home brewed flavorsome
                                                                                                                                                                   other places for you to read
                                                                                                                           beers. Even if you are not a beer
                                                                                                                                                                   about that.
 Gillian Maffeo                               Housed in the historic             even bigger than the Bethlehem            drinker, you simply cannot pass up
                                                                                                                                                                        Instead, I’ll take a look at
 A&E EDITOR                              Harold’s Furniture Building on          one. Two and half floors are dedi-        the offer to settle down and relax
                                                                                                                                                                   some of the happenings that you
                                         812 W Hamilton Street, Brew             cated to dining and offers state of       with a cold brew.
                                                                                                                                                                   might not be familiar with – but
                                         Works is known for their home           the art banquet facilities in The              The beer ranges from very
     Bethlehem is known for a cou-                                                                                                                                 you should. Take Fuerzabruta,
                                         brewed beer and delicious menu.         Hamilton Room. The Hamilton               light to dark, hailing from coun-
ple famous things; historical sites,                                                                                                                               opening in October in New
                                              “The Allentown Brew Works          room is a large facility that holds       tries like Belgium and England,
Lehigh University and Brew Works                                                                                                                                   York. What is Fuerzabruta?
                                         will act as an evening nightlife        up to about 182 people. For those         with tastes that exemplify grape-
Restaurant. Thankfully, instead of                                                                                                                                 Imagine performers in a
                                         draw to the downtown while pro-         over 21, Brew Works is equip with         fruits and chocolate.
traveling fifteen minutes on route                                                                                                                                 Plexiglas pool suspended over
                                         viding the city’s workers and resi-     multiple bars that have different              Brew Works is open from
22, you can trek five minutes down                                                                                                                                 the heads of an audience, while a
                                         dents with a first class dining venue   atmospheres and décor. Set in a           11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. every day
Hamilton Blvd. to the brand new                                                                                                                                    man runs through a series of
                                         near their offices and homes,” said     seductive      and      entertaining      of the week. It is definitely a great
Allentown Brew Works. Although                                                                                                                                     walls placed in his path – all to
                                         Jeffery Fegley, President of Fegley     ambiance, entertainment is avail-         place to eat with excellent food.
it is close by, the front of Brew                                                                                                                                  one of the trippiest club sound-
                                         Enterprises, who are the founders       able on the weekends from various         The atmosphere is brilliant, and a
Works blends in with the flat fronts                                                                                                                               tracks you’ve ever heard.
                                         of Bethlehem and Allentown Brew         House music DJ’s and more. It is          great spot for college students.
of the buildings next door to it, so                                                                                                                                    We’ll take a look at it all,
                                         Works.                                  almost as if the New York City            Take a stroll down Hamilton Blvd.
make sure you don’t pass it.                                                                                                                                       and if there’s anything that YOU
                                              The Allentown Brew Works is        night scene is at our doorstep.           and experience it for yourself.
                                                                                                                                                                   think we should be paying atten-
                                                                                                                                                                   tion to, let us know and we’ll
                                                                                                                                                                   cover it.
                           Counting Crows swoon fans                                                                                                                    So take a seat and get
                                                                                                                                                                   ready…. There go the lights….

                               at Allentown Fair                                                                                                                       Questions or comments,
                                                                                                                                                                   email   Tim     Brown   at
 Nadine Brosnan                          point, playing old favorites as well    encourage people to become more           low band members on stage.
                                         as previewing songs from their new      active in the country’s political              As the night came to a close,
                                         album. But the pinnacle of the          affairs, to get involved in their local   people could be seen crying and            Mark Your
                                         night was when the Crows took the       communities, and to remember to           hugging their friends, turning to
     You could not have asked for a      stage.                                  love life and their fellow man. The       perfect strangers to comment on
more perfect day for a concert.                Adam Duritz, lead singer of       night was alive with heart-felt           how amazing the concert was. At
     The sky was a crystalline blue,     The Counting Crows, is the type of      songs of pain and love, of experi-        the end of the show, rather than                 On Campus
adorned briefly by wisps of clouds.      performer who truly tries to con-       ences both good and bad, and of the       shoving past everyone to the park-
A cool breeze wafted through the         nect with his audience. He consis-      importance of the past in our             ing lot, there was a strange calm-         Thursday, September 13
crowd as people made their way to        tently praised the fans, thanking       futures. Duritz sang each song            ness while people walked almost         SGA Elections
the arena. The temperature felt like     everyone present for supporting the     with true passion in his voice,           politely to their ending destina-
a comfortable spring evening.            band throughout the years. The          allowing the music to take hold as        tions.                                  Jennifer Palmer “In Between a
Smells of popcorn and corndogs           Crows played a lot of hits from         he danced and weaved around fel-                                                  Memory and a Dream”
invaded hungry nostrils, coaxing         their earlier albums, including such                                                                                      Paintings (Exhibit runs until
unreasonable amounts of money            well-known songs as “Mr. Jones”                                                                                           October 14th)
from pockets to soothe salivating        and “A Long December.” They                                                                                               TCC
mouths.                                  also played lesser known fan-
     Spectators bustled into the         favorites, like “Holiday in Spain.”                                                                                       Friday, September 14
concert area, plopping into uncom-             Duritz and the band will be re-                                                                                     SAB Bonfire
fortable, wooden folding chairs.         releasing their first album, “August                                                                                      Steinbright Lawn
But despite the lack of luxury, the      and Everything After,” as a deluxe                                                                                        9 p.m.
show was amazing.                        edition, much to the excitement of
     August 25 marked the first day      fans everywhere. This re-release                                                                                          Saturday, September 15
of this year’s Great Allentown Fair.     will have previously unreleased                                                                                           Light the Night Walk
The first concert in a line-up of per-   demo songs, plus a live recording                                                                                         Northampton CC
formers throughout the week was          of one of their 1994 concerts. The
The Counting Crows, featuring an         group is also releasing their first                                                                                       NY Mets     vs.    Philadelphia
opener by a 90’s favorite, Hootie        new studio album in five years,                                                                                           Phillies Road Trip
and the Blowfish. While it was not       titled “Saturday Nights & Sunday                                                                                          9:30 a.m.
a sold-out concert, many die-hard        Mornings.” The Crows played a
fans of both bands danced ecstati-       few selections from this new                                                                                              Monday, September 17
cally to hits spanning a range of        album.                                                                                                                    Tina DeRamus Artist Talk &
fourteen years. The Blowfish, who              But music was the not the only                                                                                      Reception
have recently made their way back        agenda. Before the end of the                                                                                             Cressman Library
into the limelight, did not disap-       show, Duritz made a point to                                                                   www.countingcrows.com      5:00 p.m.
12SPORTS                                                                                                 www.cedarcrest.edu/crestiad                                    September 13, 2007

                               Tennis team conquers
Saturday, 9/1
@ PSU Abington
1-0 L
                            challenges at start of season
Wednesday, 9/5
                                                                                                                               Thersia Ault                           fun and successful season,” Ford
vs. Valley Forge                                                                                                                                                      said. “We have good freshmen and
7-0 W                                                                                                                          STAFF WRITER                           the whole line is experienced.”
                                                                                                                                                                           Pigliacampi is entering her
Saturday, 9/8                                                                                                                      This      past      Saturday,      third coaching season at Cedar
@ Lycoming College                                                                                                            September 8, the tennis team over-      Crest. Last year she was nervous
8-0 L                                                                                                                         came one of the challenges that         with the team being so young and
                                                                                                                              they faced as a team, defeating         being “completely fresh.” But
                                                                                                                              Eastern University with a score of      they “worked really hard” and
TENNIS                                                                                                                        6-3.                                    squashed their coach’s concerns,
                                                                                                                                   Eastern was one of the teams       making her much more confident
Saturday, 9/1
                                                                                                                              that would “be a fight to get what      in this year’s team. “Everyone
@ Philadelphia Biblical                                                                                                       we want,” said Lynn Pigliacampi,        seems to get along well, and they
University 9-0 W                                                                                                              the team’s head coach. What they        seem to be having a good time,”
                                                                                                                              want is another winning season,         Pigliacampi said.
Thursday, 9/6
                                                                                                                              both overall and in the                        “I expect that we'll have a
@ St. Elizabeth                                                                                                               Pennsylvania Athletic Conference        really good season because we
7-2 L                                                                                                                         (PAC).                                  have a stronger team this year and
                                                                                                                                   Last year’s team placed 6th in     I definitely think we have an excel-
Saturday, 9/8
                                                                                                                              the PAC, earning a spot in the          lent chance of making PACs,” said
vs. Eastern University                                                                                                        championships for the first time in     sophomore Laura Shively, who
6-3 W                                                                                                                         nearly ten years. Pigliacampi said      feels that “the team is a lot stronger
                                                                                                                              that she would “be happy with           because the freshmen brought in a
                                                                                                                              being even or above last year’s
FIELD HOCKEY                                                                                                                  team placement.”
                                                                                                                                                                      lot of talent.”
                                                                                                                                                                           So far this season the team
Saturday, 9/1                                                                                                                      There are a total of eight         remains undefeated, with wins
vs. Arcadia University                                                                                                        women on the Tennis team, includ-       against Philadelphia Biblical
                                                                                                                              ing three freshmen, four sopho-         University, the College of St.
7-1 L                                                                                                                         mores, and one senior. More than        Elizabeth, and, most recently,
Tuesday, 9/4                                                                                                                  half of the young team is com-          Eastern University.
vs. Albright College                                                                                                          posed of freshmen and sophomore              They hope to continue their
                                                                                                                              athletes. Colleen Ford is not just      streak with upcoming games
5-0 L                                                                                                                         the team’s only senior, she is also     against Cabrini College on
Thursday, 9/6                                                                              Courtesy | Athletics Department    their sole upperclassman.               Tuesday and Chestnut Hill College
@ Wilson College                                                                                                                   “I think that we will have a       on Thursday.
                            Sophomore Sara Messner is playing tennis at Cedar Crest for the second year in a row.
2-1 L
Saturday, 9/8
@ Notre Dame
2-1 L (OT)
                                  New coach leads field hockey team
                                                                                                                                                                      build on but what the girls really
                                                                                                                               Christa Hagan
                                                                                                                                                                      need is a coach that will stay here
VOLLEYBALL                                                                                                                     MANAGING EDITOR                        for more than two years.”
Saturday, 9/1                                                                                                                                                              Lippert is not the only new
vs. PSU Arbington                                                                                                                  The best way to start any          face to Cedar Crest field hockey;
                                                                                                                              school year is with dedication and a    last year, the team lost a consider-
3-0 W                                                                                                                         plan. This must have been Marci         able amount of upperclassmen as
vs. Bryn Mawr                                                                                                                 Lippert’s mentality when she took       well as a coach. The team is a col-
3-2 L                                                                                                                         the role of coach for the field hock-   lection of a mix of seasoned play-
                                                                                                                              ey team this fall. She entered this     ers as well as plenty of first timers.
Wednesday, 9/5                                                                                                                year with a rebuilding plan for suc-    However, “they are so coachable,”
@ King’s College                                                                                                              cess for the team and together, they    Lippert said. “I have never seen a
3-0 L                                                                                                                         are all on their way towards deliv-     team like them. They want to
                                                                                                                              ering it. Lippert was hired as          learn…they are like sponges. They
Saturday, 9/8
                                                                                                                              Director of Athletic communica-         are willing to change and do things
vs.Ursinus College                                                                                                            tions, and in addition, took on the     and they don’t complain. I have
3-1 L                                                                                                                         role of coach. She is stepping into     never been on a team where people
                                                                                                                              the position previously filled by       did not complain,” added Lippert,
vs. Arcadia University
                                                                                                                              Amy Martin.                             regarding the team’s spirit.
3-1 W                                                                                                                              “We have some really excel-             In addition to Lippert’s leader-
                                                                                                                              lent players,” said Lippert, “and       ship role, sophomores Rachel
CROSS COUNTRY                                                                                                                 they have only gotten better with
                                                                                                                              each game.” Though they started
                                                                                                                                                                      Orlen and Brittany Fikes will be
                                                                                                                                                                      leading the team as co-captains.
Saturday, 9/1                                                                                                                 the season 0-4, they have continued     (quotes inserted upon delivery)
Marywood Invitational                                                                                                         to close the score gap tighter and           Sophomore Dah-ve Bell is
3rd of 6 schools                                                                                                              tighter each game. The new coach        joining the Falcons as a field hock-
                                                                                                                              went on to point out that the team      ey player for the first time. (quotes
Saturday, 9/8                                                                                                                 needs leadership that will stay         and information upon delivery)
Keystone Invitational                                                                                                         around.                                      The next home game for the
4th of 10 schools                                                                                                                  “I really want to focus on the     Falcons is today at 4:00p.m.
                                                                                           Lori Gallagher | Editor in Chief
                            Freshman Jessica Sanchez rushes the ball to gain possession.
                                                                                                                              mentality… There is so much to          against Misericordia University.

                                                        UPCOMING GAMES
TENNIS                      SOCCER                                                                                            CROSS COUNTRY                           VOLLEYBALL
                                                                             FIELD HOCKEY
Thursday, 9/13              Thursday, 9/13                                                                                    Saturday, 9/15                          Thursday, 9/13
                                                                             Thursday, 9/13
vs. Chestnut Hill College   @ Marywood University                                                                             Cedar Crest/ Muhlenberg                 vs. Wesley College
                                                                             vs. Misericordia
Monday, 9/17                Saturday, 9/15                                                                                    Invitational                            Saturday, 9/15
@ PSU Arnington             vs. Arcadia University                                                                                                                    vs. College of St. Elizabeth

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