U M B C ’s S t u d e n t Ne w s p a p e r
INSIDE Volume 40, Issue 07 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 October 10, 2006
News 02 Ingrid de Kok’s “Seasonal Fires” OneSource:
kicks off fall Humanities Forum troubled
travelled from South Africa to the
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery on
Herman Charles Bosman Award
for English Literature in 2003. Her
Retriever Weekly Contributing Writer October 4 to read selected poems prior publications consist of Familiar
from her latest collection of poetry Ground in 1988, Transfer in 1997, GRACE M. LO PORTO
UMBC career fair and This year’s ﬁrst Humanities entitled, “Seasonal Fires.” and Terrestrial Things in 2002, and Retriever Weekly Contributing Writer
news from abroad. Forum was held to present a special A well-known poet for her are widely anthologized in many other
guest speaker who was invited to numerous pieces of political poetry, works. Her latest book publication is OneSource, the new janitorial
share her poetry with the UMBC Ingrid de Kok has won many awards the ﬁrst to be published outside of company responsible for cleaning
community. Poet Ingrid de Kok and fellowships, including the South Africa. a portion of the buildings on
Opinion 07 Currently she is employed
at University of Cape Town and
campus, still leaves much to be
desired, according to some of their
consistently works on cultural employees.
programs such as the Equal OneSource has stated that
Opportunity Policy, and Fault Line: their contract entails a workload
Cultural Inquiries into Truth and of 5,000-5,200 square feet per
Reconciliation. employee per hour, which is “in
Kok grew up in Western Africa line” with what occurs at other
and moved to Johannesburg at the OneSource sites. Industry norms
Local elections, Islamo- age of twelve. Later she immigrated indicate that an average of 3,000 to
fascism, and North to Canada for political reasons and 5,000 square feet may be cleaned
Korea. then returned to South Africa in in an hour, depending on factors
1984. She attended University of such as the type of surface that is
Witwatersrand, University of Cape being cleaned.
Arts 14 Town, and Queens University in
Canada, receiving many scholarships
Patapsco, which has a lone
OneSource employee to clean and
and fellowships. no night shift, has 18,950 square
She started the night with feet of cleanable area. Spread over
two poems that are not related to an eight-hour shift with a half-
South Africa, as most of hers are. hour lunch break, this amounts to
“Merchant in Venice” and afterwards 2,527 square feet per hour.
“Pilgrimage,” she explained, are Additionally, the University
based on the African people she Center has 63,213 square feet of
would see selling goods on side streets floor space and no night shift. It
Early November inter-
on her yearly trip to Italy. She then also has one employee assigned to
viewed, The Science
compared this to her lifestyle in South clean it, though he too is supposed
of Sleep, Baltimore
Africa with her family’s love of bird to have better equipment. To clean
watching and the different scenery by the building in seven and a half
Sports 23 reading “Kalahari’s Campsite.”
Other poems she read include:
hours would mean covering 8,428
square feet per hour.
“In the cage,” “My father would Employees seem to be afraid
not show us,” and “When children of calling the OneSource reporting
leave.” hotline. According to one former
Having grown up in a mining employee, they’re “skeptical that
town, Kok had the chance to see some anybody’s going to do anything
of the drastic political occurrences about it.” They’re afraid that,
going on during that time. One of because of the way they express
these issues, although not as political, their complaints, OneSource
Field hockey struggles dealt with the ever-growing AIDS/ is “going to catch somebody.”
at Boston, soccer splits Mark Perdomo [Retriever Staff] HIV problem. Kok expressed that The hotline is run by a company
on week. Home Cooking: In the ﬁrst conference home game this season, volleyball
soundly beat Maine, 3-1. her concern when she sees this issue outside of OneSource, which hosts
hotlines for a variety of companies;
see HUMANITIES, page 4.
the hotline company claims
that complaints are completely
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2 News October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
Behind Scenes the
College News Professor Brad Simpson protests war in Iraq
and around the world, so the location was unleashed death and destruction on a far
UMBC Named One AMMAD KAHN appropriate. greater scale since 2003. We just don’t see it
RW: What did you do in it? Why did in the U.S. media, which unlike media in the
of Top 50 Colleges Retriever Weekly Staff Writer
you go? What did you think about it, or how rest of the world refuses to show the human
for Women for Professor Brad Simpson, who is a second
year faculty member in the history department,
do you feel about it?
S: I participated in the protest at the
consequences of this war.
I am also a longtime human rights
Third Straight Year researches and teaches the history of U.S. foreign Rayburn House Ofﬁce Building and was one activist, and I’ve traveled to war zones and
policy. Recently, Simpson participated in a of 26 people arrested for criminal trespass. conﬂict areas and seen what life is like on
UMBC’s array of programs nonviolent civil disobedience action at the U.S. I went because I opposed this war from the other end of the gun barrel, for victims
that empower women to be both Capitol as part of a week of national actions the beginning and believe it to be a human of war, torture and repression at the hands
successful students and successful sponsored by the Declaration of Peace. The and moral catastrophe, ﬁrst for the people of U.S.-backed regimes. The war has already
professionals has been recognized Retriever Weekly recently had the opportunity of Iraq and secondarily for the U.S. There cost enough (at least $400 billion) to pay
for the third year in a row by to speak with Simpson about the Declaration of is overwhelming evidence that this war was the debts of every poor nation on earth. It
CosmoGIRL! magazine’s guide to the Peace, his protest and his views on the war in unnecessary, planned and waged with deceit, has done incalculable damage to the United
50 best colleges for girls. Featured in Iraq: and has made the world less safe, aside from States and Iraq, to the rule of law and to the
the magazine’s October 2006 issue, its incalculable costs for people in Iraq. I also cause of human rights everywhere. Social
it also includes such institutions as Retriever Weekly: Tell us about this strongly believe that this war will not end justice activists in other parts of the world,
Bowdoin College; Carnegie Mellon week of national actions sponsored by the unless people of goodwill in the U.S. and who have long believed that the American
University; Middlebury College; Declaration of Peace. Why are they doing it? around the world can raise the political costs people (if not their government) support
Stanford University; the University of How successful are they? for the U.S. government of continuing it. Its democracy, human rights and economic
California, Berkeley; the University Brad Simpson: During the week of not enough to sit alone in our rooms, feeling justice, despair that the U.S. government has
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; and September 21-28, more than 350 separate isolated and disempowered and wishing the rejected international law and embraced the
Washington University in St. Louis. protests were organized at Congressional war would end. We have to act, and act with repressive tactics of authoritarian regimes. I
In compiling the list for its and Senate ofﬁces around the country, with others, both to magnify our voices and to think that most Americans want our country’s
readership of young women ages 12 those participating calling on their elected break out of our grief and despair over the foreign policy to reﬂect our ideals, which is
through 17, editors at CosmoGIRL! representatives to sign the Declaration. In continued death and destruction. People who what people in other countries admire, not
consulted admissions officers and many parts of the country this involved acts are committed to nonviolence, who believe our brute strength.
guidance counselors across the of nonviolent civil disobedience - sit-ins in that there are better ways to resolve conﬂicts RW: Any advice or opinion you want to
country. “We select schools that Congressional and Senate ofﬁces that led to than through war, have an obligation to take share with UMBC students about this kind
provide the best environment the arrest of those involved. These acts were risks commensurate with the evil we are of thing?
specifically for female students,” aimed at demonstrating the commitment of trying to resist...I also feel that sometimes S: Get involved. I ﬁnd that most students
said CosmoGIRL!’s Editor-in-Chief, many Americans to escalating our opposition the law is an impediment to justice. When are idealistic and concerned with making
Susan Schulz. “We bring attention to the war. it is, people of conscience should break the the world a better place and pursuing goals
to important factors that girls may RW: Tell us about this nonviolent civil law...A government that wages aggressive war, beyond self-enrichment. But our democracy is
overlook or not even consider, such disobedience action that you were in. What engages in - and then legalizes - torture and deeply ﬂawed and foreign policy in particular
as female role models on campus, did they do in it? disappearances, and makes the world less safe is almost completely insulated from public
quality of women’s sports programs, S: I participated in one of several actions has no claim on anyone’s obedience, certainly opinion, which makes it difﬁcult to have an
availability of entrepreneurial aimed at taking our opposition to the war not mine. impact unless one is committed and willing
courses, career centers that excel directly to our elected representatives in the RW: You had to have had some political to spend some time and effort. But it can be
at internship and job placements House and Senate. On Tuesday, September views to participate. What are they? done, and we have enormous privileges and
and the effectiveness of alumni 27 more than 75 people, mostly clergy S: I have personal connections to Iraq. freedoms in this country that make change
networks. and religious leaders, were arrested for During the 1990s I traveled to Iraq several possible The risks people in this country take
“We found that UMBC demonstrating in the atrium of the Hart times as part of a campaign of civil disobedience to become politically engaged are negligible.
possesses all of these factors and Senate Ofﬁce Building. The protest nearly against the U.S.-backed economic sanctions We may give up watching a television show
more. We’re confident that the shut down the building for an hour. The against Iraq - which according to the United or publicly take a position that it unpopular.
girls who go there are given the next day I participated in a similar action in Nations killed more than 500,000 people We don’t generally risk being arrested,
opportunity to encounter women which more than 100 blocked the entrance between 1991-2003. I helped bring medicine disappeared, tortured or murdered, which is
who are innovative thinkers and to the Rayburn House Ofﬁce Building. to Iraqi hospitals and was threatened with the risk people working for social justice in
successful leaders—inspiring Participants marched across the capitol twelve years in prison and 1 million dollars many parts of the world face on a daily basis.
students to follow in their footsteps carrying cofﬁns which symbolized the Iraqis in ﬁnes by the U.S. government. I also was In Iraq today people face those risks just going
to become the powerhouses of and Americans who have died in this immoral in Baghdad in December 1998 when U.S. about their daily lives. Whatever sacriﬁces we
tomorrow,” Schulz added. war, and we lay them at the entrance to the missiles were raining down upon the capitol may make pale by comparison.
UMBC impressed the Rayburn building, lay down ourselves and as part of Operation Desert Fox, and I went
magazine’s editors with a variety of refused to leave. The day before the House to the hospitals and visited with victims. I Ammad Khan can be reached for comment
programs that empower women. Appropriations Committee had voted to saw with my own eyed what cruise missiles at email@example.com.
UMBC’s Gender and Women’s approve an additional $70 billion to fund and bombs do to the bodies of men, women
Studies Program emphasizes the war, money which could be better spent and children. It was unforgettable. The illegal
the importance of historical, on meeting human needs in the U.S., Iraq U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has
cross-cultural and international
OneSource personnel problems persist through
perspectives. The Women’s Studies
Coordinating Committee worked
with the Office of Student Affairs
to develop Women Involved in
Learning and Leadership (WILL), transition period due to end this month
which engages the campus in a from ONESOURCE, page 1 OneSource is currently in a transition janitorial companies. OneSource is in charge
learning community that promotes period. of cleaning dorms, the Math/Psychology
academic excellence, leadership wait a week longer than usual for their last Other allegations have been levied building, Engineering and Computer
development, career exploration and paycheck, perhaps because OneSource was against OneSource during this transition Science building, Academic IV building,
civic engagement on women’s issues. changing the company that handled pay. period. One former employee stated that the Technology Research Center, Physical Plant,
The University’s Women’s Center Employees who were laid off earlier in the year company has kept and hid a few of the carts and the warehouse.
provides programs that support have had trouble getting their unemployment that used to belong to Abacus Corporation Other buildings on campus are
women’s academic and intellectual money since some were slated as having quit. and others said that they were forced to sign contracted out to Maryland Works or
growth, professional development At least one employee has been able to talk papers saying they had received training subcontracted by OneSource to a company
and personal empowerment. their way into unemployment pay. which they, in fact, still have not yet called Alliance. South Campus is cleaned by
Lynne Schaefer, UMBC’s Vice President received. a contractor called Bolana.
of Finances and Administration, said that OneSource is one of UMBC’s four
THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY October 10, 2006 News 3
From the land of beer and sausages
Retriever Weekly Foreign Correspondant World News
My adventure began on the night of Deﬁant North Korea
Tuesday, October 3rd. My friend Emma and
I left on a 6 hour ﬂight to London Heathrow conducts nuclear test
Airport, England where we faced a miserably
boring 11 hour layover. Jet lag was already SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea
setting in due to being 5 hours ahead and it said it conducted an underground nuclear
was pointless to attempt escaping outside the test on Monday, defying a warning from
airport due to security measures, immigrant the U.N. Security Council and opening
laws, and the fear of becoming lost before our its crippled economy to the risk of fresh
ﬂight into Stuttgart, Germany. The only taste sanctions.
of England we got was a breakfast of baked South Korea put its troops on
beans on toast and a lunch of ﬁsh and chips in heightened alert after the announcement,
an airport restaurant. We were beginning to which came just minutes before Japanese
feel like Tom Hanks in “The Terminal” before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed in
too long. When the ﬂight for Stuttgart was Seoul for a visit. The move could heighten
announced, we sprinted to the gate. regional tension and deal a fresh foreign
We arrived in Stuttgart at 11pm and were policy blow to President Bush ahead of
welcomed by two Fachschule Schwäbisch Hall Christina Ralls [Retriever Staff] mid-term elections.
(FHSH) students, Stefan and Lissy, who drove Schwabish Hall: Some of Germany’s architecture can be dated as far back as 500 B.C. when the The White House branded the act
Celts settled the area.
us to our apartment. They seemed excited to “provocative” and said it expected the
meet us and were very helpful. Emma and The guest house where we’re living, the two couches and a table that can sit up to 6 U.N. Security Council to take immediate
I had our ﬁrst experience with the German “Grüne Baum”, is absolutely fantastic. Our people. Here we are living in this comfortable actions.
roadway system and the infamous autobahn, rooms are clean and spacious, and we have place that’s nicer and larger than the UMBC China, long the North’s chief ally,
where 120-140km (about 80mph) is the a kitchen with every supply and appliance denounced the “brazen” act and urged
see GERMANY, page 5.
typical speed. you can think of. The living area consists of Pyongyang to avoid actions that would
worsen the situation.
From the land of the Pharaohs Russian President Vladimir Putin
unconditionally condemned the test.
minutes shorter. This compresses the schedule deserted and nearly every place of business North Korea’s announcement pushed
MATTHEW LOFTUS so that all classes are ﬁnished by 3:30 pm and except restaurants serving iftar are closed. The the dollar to an eight-month high against
Retriever Weekly Foreign Correspondent everyone who studies or works at AUC can go meal is a time of joyous celebration and at night the yen and helped shove oil above $60 a
home to their families for iftar, the fast-breaking the city comes alive once more -- my friends barrel. In Seoul, the won fell 1.5 percent to
Here in Egypt, we’re about halfway meal. and I are often startled by the random sounds two-month lows and the main stock index
through the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Until then, though, many people of ﬁrecrackers thrown by children and see once- tumbled as much as 3.6 percent.
wherein practicing Muslims have nothing pass deprived of caffeine and nicotine and trying empty streets full of people having fun and
between their lips -- food, water, or cigarettes -- to get through their day with low blood sugar hanging out after dark.
from sunrise to sunset every day from September are clearly observed to be more irritable and Traditional Ramadan lanterns called Protestant ﬁrebrand
23, in Egypt, to October 22. In a country that anxious. One of my teachers has become much fenoos are seen throughout the city in a way
is 90% Muslim, this obviously affects life in a stricter about staying focused on the necessary that reminds us Westerners just a little bit of reaching out to
number of fascinating ways.
The ﬁrst thing that the students here at
class material to get done earlier and you see
many more arguments in the street as tempers
Christmas lights. Restaurants usually stay open
until 3 am so that people can have another meal,
American University in Cairo noticed was the are tested. the suhoor, before praying the morning prayer BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) —
change in schedule. Classes that normally began There is a dizzying surge in trafﬁc after or going back to bed. The last time Ian Paisley tried to make an
at 8:00 am now begin at 7:30 am (I have four three o’clock as people try to get home, but impression on a Roman Catholic Church
of these classes) and all classes are now 10 or 15 once iftar begins, the streets of Cairo are nearly see EGYPT, page 5. leader, he shouted at the pope: “I renounce
you as the anti-christ!”
From the land of Flamenco and el toro
Paisley, like Northern Ireland itself,
seems to be mellowing with age. On
Monday, a Protestant leader famous for
his anti-Catholic inﬂexibility — friend
JENNI CHOI and foe alike call him “Dr. No” — plans to
Retriever Weekly Foreign Correspondent shake hands and chat for the ﬁrst time with
Archbishop Sean Brady, leader of Ireland’s
I’ve been in Salamanca, Spain, for 4 million Catholics, and other church
almost a week now. I just finished my ofﬁcials.
first week of classes. It’s hard to put into Their encounter Monday in Belfast
words the experience I’ve had thus far. is being billed as a warm-up for Paisley’s
The best words to describe my experience ultimate handshake of history — with
are amazing, intimidating, overwhelming, his archenemy, Gerry Adams. The Sinn
exciting, and stressful. Fein leader for decades was the demonized
Adjusting to a new country, a host mouthpiece of the outlawed Irish
family, and a lot of strangers has been Republican Army, but in recent years has
quite an adventure. I still can’t believe it’s become the leading voice for Northern
only been such a short time that I’ve been Ireland’s conﬁdent, growing Catholic
in Spain. I’m enrolled in the Fall trimester community.
Spanish Language and Culture program at If pressure-cooker negotiations
the University of Salamanca, through ISA starting Wednesday in Scotland have their
- International Studies Abroad. intended effect, Democratic Unionist Party
I arrived in Madrid on September leader Paisley, 80, and Adams, 58, could
27th and met up with the other college end up negotiating face to face for the
students from around the country who are ﬁrst time in a 13-year-old peace process.
part of ISA’s Fall Salamanca program as If they can reach the deal that both say is
well. Two directors from ISA Spain met up within sight, their parties could be sharing
Jenni Choi [Retriever Staff]
a Cabinet table within weeks and running
Calle Zamora: Students, residents, and tourists in one of Spain’s greatest plazas, in Salamanca. see SPAIN, page 6.
Northern Ireland in place of Britain.
4 News October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
September 25, 2006 September 28, 2006
Offbeat News Retriever Activities Center Destruction of Property
containing a screen and residue that resembled
cocaine was found in his possession.
Stolen Cell Phones Theft from Buildings Hilltop Circle between Walker Hilltop Circle and Center Rd.
A UMBC staff member reported Destruction of Property
Holler For Help someone entered the male locker room (pool
Ave. & Center Rd. A UMBC student parked his vehicle,
(CBS) London, Great Britain--A side), cut off his padlock and stole $15.00 An ofﬁcer on patrol was stopped by and when he returned to his vehicle he
company has developed software that from his wallet. a citizen who reported that there were noticed that his passenger side mirror had
could have thieves thinking twice about numerous vehicles on Hilltop Circle with been ripped out of its frame.
snatching your cell phone in the near bent or broken antennas. The ofﬁcer
future. investigated further and discovered eleven
If your phone has the Remote XT Destruction of Property vehicles parked on the inner loop of Hilltop
software, being marketed in the UK for A security lock and metal bar were pried Circle with recent damage to radio antennas Alcohol Violation
about $17 per month, and it gets stolen, from a vending machine. and windshield wipers. Two under age UMBC students were
simply send an alert from another phone found intoxicated at Potomac Hall. One was
and your handset erupts in a blood- transported to the hospital for treatment.
September 26, 2006 Student Parking Lot #5
curdling, very human-sounding scream. Both were issued judicial referrals.
And the screaming goes on until Display of Altered Student
the thief removes the battery, at which
Chesapeake Hall Parking Hanger September 30, 2006
point the phone is also permanently
deactivated. Record of Information Parking Services staff advised that
As soon as the alert is sent by the A UMBC student was upset and angry while patrolling Lot #5, she had located a
rightful owner, the phone’s memory is after losing his computer-generated term vehicle that was parked and unattended. The
wiped clean of numbers and all other paper. He began screaming and banging his vehicle displayed a fraudulent student hanger Underage Possession of
data. Even replacing the memory, or SIM head against the walls. apparently so that the student could park on
card, inside won’t bring it back to life. main campus. The student was identiﬁed as
According to Sky News, the theft a freshman. An underage UMBC resident student
of cell phones has risen by almost 200 September 27, 2006 was seen stumbling around the lobby of
percent in the UK in recent years, and Potomac Hall in a highly intoxicated state. He
most robberies now reported involve the was transported to the hospital for treatment
loss of at least one phone. Act of Intolerance and was also issued a Judicial Referral and
Mark Whiteman, of Remote XT, Sick Student A Resident Assistant reported that some Civil Citation for Underage Possession of
told Sky: “By making mobiles unusable A UMBC student had a seizure. The unknown person set ﬁre to 6 ﬂyers taped to Alcoholic Beverage.
to anyone but the rightful owner, the student was transported to hospital for the wall inside Casselman Apartments.
phones become worthless and we’ll see treatment.
Hilltop Rd. and Hilltop Circle
(the) market for stolen handsets stamped
Outside of the Physics
out.” -- Rugby Field
Remote XT claims the software Building Injured Person
could virtually eradicate cell phone theft Injured Student
within the next two years. Now that’s
A UMBC student was participating in A George Washington University
worth shouting about. cheerleading practice when she and another A UMBC student reported that an rugby player was tackling a UMBC player
cheerleader bumped into each other. The unidentiﬁed male subject displayed his when her knees struck the ground. When
student’s eye began to swell. An ambulance genitals to her. the visiting player attempted to get up, her
Florida Woman Wins responded and the patient refused medical right knee gave out. UMBC’s EMT assisted
treatment. in stabilizing her knee until an ambulance
Ben & Jerry’s Flavor September 29, 2006 arrived to transport her to the hospital for
Contest Parking Lot 6 further treatment.
Poplar Avenue at Lot #17
(CBS/AP) Jacksonville--Do you Underage Possession of
think Ritz crackers belong in ice cream? Disorderly Intoxication
The makers of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream A 51-year-old man from Baltimore,
apparently do, because they’ve awarded a A person was observed walking across MD, was found to be intoxicated on Poplar
Jacksonville woman the top prize in their Lot #6 carrying a six-pack of unopened beer. Ave., next to Lot #17. He was arrested and
“Do Us A Flavor” contest for her cracker The student was issued a civil citation for taken to the UMBC Police Station, where
idea. possession of alcoholic beverages as well as a he was subsequently searched. As a result of
Tasha Callister’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” judicial referral. the search, a homemade glass smoking device
features a mixture of crushed, chocolate-
covered Ritz cracker sandwiches ﬁlled
with caramel, then mixed in vanilla ice
cream with more caramel and Ritz cracker
UMBC welcomes South African poet
Callister says the idea for her ﬂavor
recipe came from her grandmother, who had a difﬁcult time dealing with this newly name and therefore could not be done. At their
from HUMANITIES, page 1
would melt caramel over a camp ﬁre and brought situation. request, they could take his name out, but Kok
squish it between two crackers before at hand is how it mainly affects the women and The seminar ended with an open said no. It is not the poem without the original
covering it with chocolate. children and “many families are being aided by question/answer session that covered additional words.
A spokesman for the Vermont- grandparents.” She then read her poems “The information about Ingrid de Kok’s work and On her view of political poetry, Kok
based company says the contest judges head of the household,” “Women and children personal opinions. Many questions were ﬁrst actually expressed that she thought her own
especially liked the ﬂavor’s playful name. ﬁrst,” and “The Child at the lights.” directed at her own opinion of her work. When poetry was not in that sense, so political.
Ben and Jerry’s will make enough “Puttin’ Her poem “The Archbishop chairs the asked to describe it in three words her work, “I don’t think of myself as writing political
on the Ritz” ice cream for an ice cream ﬁrst session” set out to reenact the events of The she smiled and said that was impossible and poetry...I think that political poetry that has a
party for Callister and her family and Truth and Reconciliation Commission that that the closest answer she could give back was direct view is poor.”
friends, but they have no plans to put it occurred in April 1996 in South Africa. She “lyrical poetry.” Someone standing in the back asked her
into production for the rest of us. refers to the way the archbishop wept during Her poetry, she said, gets a different if she considered history a dying subject since
The winning ﬂavor was picked from the sessions where it was literally the voice of reaction from everyone. In South Africa she has she would reference history in her poetry. She
over 40,000 submitted in the contest. the torturer versus the victim. Kok describes received a lot of support and some criticism. responded by saying, “It’s important to connect
that “there were suicides, breakdowns at the Years before, a radio station wanted to read different cultures and countries, but also
Commissions ofﬁce” because so many people her poem on air but it contained Mandela’s experiences.”
THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY October 10, 2006 News 5
Touring and tasting: Schwäbisch and sausage Expert explains
from GERMANY, page 3 When we woke up the next day, we found
ourselves in the most beautiful valley town in
I’m really excited. Emma and I will be taking a
course in sculpture, which is thrilling because we
ways to prevent
residential halls, all for a couple thousand dollars
existence. Schwäbisch Hall is situated within these
gorgeous rolling hills and most of downtown was
don’t have traditional art classes at UMBC. I’m
hoping to pick up some German in the classes bioterrorism
The other 4 exchange students are from built next to the winding Kocher River. The area themselves. Almost everyone speaks English here, from BIOTERROR, page 1
the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology was founded by the Celts in 500 B.C. and has and the classes are taught mostly in English, but
in Australia (RMIT). The two we share our an immense history. The town center displays its I really want to submerge myself in the culture explained what happened after the
apartment with are Krystal and Michelle, while age with a mixture of several architectural styles, and language. I want to break the conversation presidential initiative that started in 2001.
Ali and Travis live across the hall. We have learned including timbered housing, French Baroque barrier with the older townspeople that only The first program started in 2002 with
more about the differences between our English styles, and even Gothic designs. know German. Stefan has agreed to help me out BioWatch. This ultimately led to the idea
and theirs than we have about the German The cobblestone streets are lined with quaint since he is from the East, where they speak typical that biological releases can be detected within
language, and it amuses us greatly. For example, little shops and restaurants that exhibit the wealth German unlike the Western dialect that most a metropolitan area. This environmental
they call permanent markers “texters” while we and afﬂuence of its inhabitants. The presence people speak in Baden-Württemberg. surveillance in cities was first tested out in
tend to call them by the brand name, “Sharpie.” of the Green Party and recycling laws are very Not much has really happened just yet. the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
Emma and I have also already faced animosity prominent in Germany, and not one piece of Next week I will be sharing my experiences BioWatch, like many other initiatives, is
towards Americans, or at least the fact that we’re a litter is found on the ground. The ﬁrst meal I ate with Stuttgart’s Cannstatter Wasen, the local currently very time and labor intensive, as it
joke to the rest of the world. We were expecting it here was an order of currywurst, which is a white Schwäbisch wine festival, and what it’s like to be requires substances collected through filters
since we already laugh at ourselves anyway, but it sausage sprinkled with curry and ketchup. It was an American student in Deutschland’s University to be carried off to labs where technicians
deﬁnitely isn’t the most encouraging feeling in the surprisingly delicious and now I’m addicted to System. Tschüss! handle the tested material. In 2003 and
world. Watching all the infamous online videos German sausage. I wasn’t quite as successful with 2004 BioSense and BioShield were created
of President Bush’s speeches with a bunch of the beer though, it still tastes rancid to me. Christina Ralls is studying abroad at Schwäbisch to further this process of detecting these
Australians and wondering why the U.S. doesn’t We met our exchange program advisor, Kim Hall in Germany. She can be reached for comment releases.
use the metric system unquestionably impacts Collmer, who gave us a thorough tour of the at firstname.lastname@example.org. “They asked us to create a biodetect
you in a distinct way. town and school. Classes start on Monday, and system but [we] could not tamper with the
sorting of the mail,” Calomeris explained
when asked about how Northrop Grumman
Employers reach out to UMBC students was involved with the private contracting of
A system called “the sniffer,” which is
stickers and key chains employers in their positive reviews of the event, about the size of a small cabinet, is used to
were distributed. but there were still those that hoped for some take samples of air over increments of time
More than 100 more improvement. “The Career Fair seemed in post offices. They were first implemented
students showed up, a kind of unorganized. They should have grouped in post offices in 2002 and by 2005 every
lot dressed appropriately it by major, instead of alphabetically, which post office in the nation had one. Inside this
to meet employers, and causes everyone to run all over the place,” said machine is a processing system that checks
ready with resumes in senior computer science major Andrew Todd. for about twenty different agents. These
their hands. For those This idea was greeted with mixed reactions. One agents include things such as anthrax that are
who still may not have employer, when asked what she thought about in the air, but cannot see the containments
felt ready to submit this organization idea, said, “The problem with inside the mail.
their resumes, a resume grouping the fair by major is that while it makes Calomeris warned that although these
critique station was it easier for students, it is harder for employers.” “sniffers” are being used to detect what’s in
available. Students in some majors believed that the outside air of the mail, don’t expect it to
When asked what there weren’t enough job opportunities to meet find any of these toxins that are shut inside.
they thought of the their interests. “For political science, they don’t Although it currently is only used in the
fair and the students offer much. What they mostly showed here was United States Post Office, it can be bought
Ammad Khan [Retriever Staff]
Career Fair: Businesses court prospective employees in the form of
attending it this year, all technology and computer industry related,” says for private companies as well.
UMBC students. those seeking employees senior political science major Ethen Gene. The legal aspects of this prevention
seemed positive in their For those interested in coming next year, system mainly deal with keeping the mail
responses. “Students here are speciﬁc. At other there are some things they should keep in mind. private, a debate similar to that which
AMMAD KHAN fairs, people just drop in their resumes, looking First, higher government organizations such surrounds tapping phone lines. Calmeris
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer just for any jobs. UMBC did phenomenal, and as the NSA and the State Department cannot reiterated that this machine is incapable of
students here are phenomenal,” said Justin Jones, give internships to graduating seniors because seeing through any form or opening any
Over 140 business congregated last Thursday representing Target. Another representative, of the many months it takes to create a security form of mail.
for four hours in the Retriever Activities Center wanting to keep anonymous, stated that while clearance. Second, it is best to show up as early In the future, this air scanning device
seeking to recruit UMBC students. Company the space was crowded, he otherwise liked the as possible to the fair, since many companies this will find its way into open metropolitan areas.
representatives appeared friendly, and talked outcome of the fair. “We are looking for certain year started to leave around 4, even though the The current prototype will be transformed
about their companies in addition to handing education levels, and you get people here that have fair was set to end at 5 pm. into a more versatile system capable of
out brochures and small booklets for interested that, University tailored to the type of industry For those or want to ﬁnd out more about scanning open rooms and detecting for these
students. For the not-so-enthusiastic, free candy, and professional value that we’re looking for.” the fair or search for jobs or internships through agents in open and heavily populated areas.
stress balls, pens, pencils, Frisbees, notepads, Many students seemed to agree with the the UMBCworks site, visit careers.umbc.edu.
Ramadan at the American University in Cairo
from EGYPT, page 3 often overﬂowing onto the sidewalk. The posters newspaper in Egypt, quotes sociologist Ali Fahmi my teeth during the daylight hours) this month
and ﬂyers at school advertise collections to provide as he describes the feeling that some devout for a number of reasons and it has deﬁnitely been
It’s not all just celebration, though. Similar for hungry families are everywhere reﬂect a trend Muslims have towards the increase in religious or a good experience for me. I really want to learn as
to the outpouring of good works we see during seen throughout the city. Many mosques, Islamic charitable activity: he complains that those who much as I can about Egyptian culture while I’m
the American holiday season, Ramadan is a time organizations, charities, and individual donors do are observant only during Ramadan are “‘traders’ here and fasting as they fast is probably one of
when charitable groups and individuals ramp food drives to provide for families during Ramadan in religion who treat their God from a strictly the best ways to understand what life is like here
up their giving and outreach. Indeed, the entire or set up free iftar celebrations where those who are commercial perspective. This is a clear deviation during Ramadan. Ramadan is a fascinating time
month is meant to be a time for Muslims to focus poor or traveling can sit down and enjoy a nice from the true essence of religion which calls for here in Egypt and I’ve certainly beneﬁted both
on following Islamic teachings more diligently, spread of dates, rice, roasted meat, beans, fresh doing good and following God’s instructions all from the fasting itself and the opportunities I’ve
developing a feeling of solidarity and compassion vegetables, and usually much more. year long.” had to make good observations and have good
towards those who experience hunger every day, Throughout the month, an enormous variety Clearly, comments like this about the conversations about the holiday.
becoming closer to God, and doing as many good of tasty baked goods are available and most people division within Islam regarding the expression of
works as possible. indulge in much more meat than usual. In fact, faith, combined with the outpouring of charitable Matthew Loftus is a student studying abroad
Some people even believe that the value of calorie consumption in Egypt is said to double work and the effect that the holy month has on the American University in Cairo, Egypt, this fall.
good works and prayers are multiplied during this during Ramadan and clearly much more partying daily life, challenge simplistic American views of He is hungry right now and is probably going to take
month, while many more simply become more is evident, leading some to doubt the sincerity of the faith and reveal that Islam is a complex religion another nap before iftar rolls around, but he’ll check
observant as an intensiﬁed spirit of religious zeal the increased devotion seen throughout the month. with many different facets. his e-mail when that’s over. He can be reached at
sweeps through the Muslim world. I have deﬁnitely An article in this week’s Al-Ahram newspaper, the I myself, though a Christian, am observing email@example.com.
seen many more people gathering in mosques, most prominent independent English-language the fast (although I must confess that I still brush
6 News October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
Breaking the language
barrier in life and school
from SPAIN, page 3 and began our classes the following day. All of
my classes are completely in Spanish and I was
with us, put us up in hotels and took us on a pretty nervous and intimidated at first. I’m
short tour of some of the most famous areas taking Spanish Grammar, Communicative
in Spain. We stayed in Madrid for two days Practice, Spanish Contemporary Literature,
and in Toledo for two days. The sites which and History of Spanish Art.
we visited, such as the Prado museum and I’m starting to get over the shock of
the Palacio Real, were amazing. Spain seems having all of my classes in Spanish. I am
to be saturated with beautiful architecture amazed at the amount of Spanish I have
and scenery. already picked up by living with a Spanish
I met my host family on October 1. host family -- who is not allowed to speak to
It’s been very interesting and at times very me in English -- and by having to live in a
awkward adjusting to living with a host spanish town.
family. My family consists of a mother, Everyday activities, such as going to the
father, teenage son, and adult daughter, who pharmacy or going to a restaurant, involved
only stays at the house two days a week. the use of Spanish. I was very timid at first,
I’ve been having a hard time feeling but I am much more confident about using
comfortable while living with a family Spanish now. I realized that I have to get
whom I don’t know. They’ve been pretty over the fear of making a mistake, in order
accomodating and nice, but I know that to really practice and improve my Spanish.
the bottom line is that this is a business Well, today’s my first weekend in
arrangement: they get paid and I get a room, Salamanca. Classes are over for the week and
three meals a day, and one load of laundry I am excited about checking out the local
done per week. nightlife. Salamanca is a college town, so I’m
As much as I would like to adopt them sure there will be a lot of interesting places to
as my family away from home, I know check out. A classmate invited me to a salsa
that it’s probably not realistic to hope for club with her and her friends, so hopefully
that. This experience has already made me I’ll get to do that. I’ve never been to one, so
appreciate my friends and family more. It’s I’m pretty excited.
definitely hard being away from my support
systems. But, luckily, I have met a few very Jenni Choi is studying abroad at the
nice people, who have prevented me from Univeristy of Salamanca in Spain. She can be
feeling totally lonely. reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We took our placement tests on Saturday
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Implications of the Foley Scandal 09
Muslim-Jewish Unity 10
Staff Editorial: North Korea poses a tricky problem
Where’s the paper recycling? thought Iraq was a quagmire, rebuilding North Korea
GREG DEWEY would be unmanageable. Whereas Iraq has resources,
Every year Americans throw away an inconceivable amount of garbage, Retriever Weekly Staff Writer North Korea is impoverished and resource poor.
garbage that invariably winds up in our waterways and in our landﬁlls. The Of the three countries George Bush listed as In addition to the obvious monetary costs, a
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” campaign was created as a way to help deal with the members of the axis of evil, one country has been military action would incur the wrath of China,
massive amounts of waste produced by our nation. As kids, everyone heard about taken care of and the other two were not as important. who despite their obvious dislike of North Korea’s
the wonders of recycling and how important it was for our world to preserve Of course, with Iran and North Korea’s latest foreign policy is still the closest ally of North Korea.
what resources we have. Unfortunately, despite the massive public support for announcement about their nuclear test, you might One might say screw China, lets bomb Kim Jong Il’s
recycling, it is still a difﬁcult system to maintain. In the case of UMBC, we have wonder if the administration’s line is “best, two out hovel. Of course people who say that are probably in a
recycling for plastic and glass bottles around campus, but the school lacks any of three”. committed relationship with their cousin.
comprehensive paper-recycling program. Despite the fact that ofﬁces produce The latest provocation is even enough to help heal We must not let this test occur though; North
large amounts of paper waste, and that the students clearly use paper and throw the strained Japanese-Chinese relations. Both nations Korea is one of the most urgent problems that face
it away when there is not a recycling bin nearby, UMBC does not offer paper have been frosty with each other since Junichiro the current administration. And the prospect of our
recycling on most of its campus. They also throw away old computer systems, Koizumi, the previous Japanese Prime Minister leadership dropping the ball on this is a reality we must
which leads to caustic chemicals leaking into landﬁlls all over Maryland. Instead visited a war shrine that includes convicted Japanese confront. With the Republicans embroiled in scandals
of throwing away old equipment, it can be donated or recycled into useful war criminals. Shinzo Abe, the new Japanese Prime and elections at home, how much political capital will
parts. These individual practices are part of a general attitude in which people Minister however has reached out to China to help they have to invest in solving issues abroad?
don’t think of the implications of what they do. When one lives as though their deescalate the tensions that have resulted from North Another eventuality that we must face is that the
actions do not have repercussions, they appear rude and destructive. Is this how Korea’s announcement. test occurs and there are no repercussions for the North
we want UMBC to appear? The green campus initiative has been somewhat Although the announced nuke test is an Korean regime. This will only encourage them to act
successful in changing this, but until we recognize that recycling something as unfortunate development, it is another chance for the with more defiance in the future. The world cannot
common as paper is important, the school will still lack a true “green” quality. U.S. to take a positive lead in reigning in nations who let regimes that are not inclined to follow conventions
refuse to conform to accepted International rules and get away with their rule violations. The International
treaties. If the Bush administration takes a positive community must do something to deal with the threat
THE RETRIEVER view and works with other nations to build a coalition
to engage Kim Jong Il in a dialogue that could result
of North Korea but it must be an adequate response.
Diplomacy is the only way to go in this situation but
in a better ending. However with their track record it must be effective as previous efforts to engage the
the best we can hope for is that we don’t inva de North North Koreans have failed. The world community
Korea. cannot go ahead and leave this situation but it cannot
UMBC’s Student Ne wspaper
The last thing this country needs is any sort of start a war that is essentially unwinnable.
Editor in Chief .....................................................Elizabeth Silberholz military intervention in this situation. Although the
Managing Editor ............................................................... Dave Iden U.S. does have a sizeable military presence in South Greg Dewey is a Retriever Weekly Staff Writer. He
Business Manager ................................................... Anshuman Jangi Korea, crossing the DMZ would be a military blunder can be reached for comment at email@example.com.
Advertising Manager ...................................................... Kyle Clelan
in lien with Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. If we
News Editor................................................................. Brian Whippo
Assistant News Editor ...................................................... Jenni Choi
Opinion Editor................................................................ Ian Logsdon
Assistant Opinion Editor............................................Aaron Ludensky
Features Editor.............................................................. Kate Nunley Letters to the Editor
Assistant Features Editor .............................................Michael Reid
Sports Editor ........................................................... Alexander Pyles To the editor:
Assistant Sports Editor .............................................. Ashley Benitez Your opinion section last week was very enlightening on the major political issues of the day.
Photography Editor ................................................. Stephanie Potter Greg Dewey wrote an insightful piece on Maryland’s U.S. Senate race (“Senate race may be more than just political,”
Assistant Photography Editor ..................................... Mark Perdomo
October 3). Mr. Dewey told us that there are some “profound issues” in the race.
Production Manager ................................................ Christian Brown
Production Assistant ...................................... Olumabenga Ajoukaye
Just what are these “profound issues”? Evidently, they are that Steele “happens to be African-American,” whereas his
Production Assistant ............................................. Danny Greenwald challenger Ben Cardin is “an old white guy.”
Production Assistant ....................................................Carly Wilkins I’m glad that Mr. Dewey has informed me on what the profound issues in this race are. I had been under the impression
Production Assistant .................................................... Helen Zhang that what mattered in the campaign were issues like the invasion of Iraq, which Steele supported and Congressman Cardin
Illustrator ....................................................................... John Guiles voted against.
Illustrator .....................................................................Robert Jones And speaking of the war in Iraq, Jeff Hartline cleared up an important misconception for me on that thorny issue (“Victory
Copy Editor.....................................................................Tim Conway in Iraq still possible,” October 3). Mr. Hartline informed me that “the lack of connections between Iraq and September 11th
Copy Editor..........................................................Alexander Herzberg are entirely irrelevant” because “no member of the Bush administration made statements in support of this assertion.”
Technology Manager .......................................................Matt Basch
This came as a surprise to me. In 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney said, “It’s been pretty well conﬁrmed that [9/11 hijacker
Webmaster ...................................................................Alice Rhodes
Circulation Manager ........................................................ Ray Moore
Mohammed Atta] did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior ofﬁcial of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last
Assistant Circulation Manager .................................... Robert Moore April, several months before the attack.” I had assumed that Vice President Cheney was a member of the Bush administration,
Faculty Adviser...................................................Christopher Corbett but I must have been mistaken; according to Mr. Hartline, no one in the administration claimed that Iraq was linked to
Administrative Adviser ..............................................Dr. Patty Perillo September 11th.
I look forward to more pieces in your opinion section soon on how Ben Cardin hates puppies, George W. Bush never lies
Check us out online: tr w.umbc.edu and Paris Hilton has talent.
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THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY October 10, 2006 9
Maryland District 13 race lacks real competition
Rick Bowers. Tung ran in the last election and from prisons being mismanaged in a completely Frank Turner is talking about managing the
IAN LOGSDON was fourth-place ﬁnisher by only 2,000 votes, different way. He is also for marriage promotion growth Howard County has experienced of late,
Retriever Weekly Editorial Staff making this election an important one for the in welfare, a provision I ﬁnd to be foolish because something I don’t entirely agree with. While
Maryland Republican Party. having a second parent is not inherently better, the county needs to maintain its open spaces,
Every election cycle it seems local elections While I am not a fan of the way the especially when the second parent is abusive or a it is not in its best interest to interfere with its
fall to the wayside, with the big national and Democratic Party runs Maryland, I was substance abuser. Each family should determine natural growth. The county is going to see more
statewide races getting all the media coverage, immediately concerned when Tung listed for itself how best to raise their children, Mr. investment and more development; the solution
and information about the local candidates as one of her platforms that she supports Bowers’s opinion notwithstanding. Bowers also is not to impede it, but to invest more in the
being buried, if present at all, in the back of the disenfranchisement of felons. This blatantly has the unfortunate distinction of having the infrastructure. He also supports an increase in
paper. The only reliable way to even ﬁgure out anti-democratic stance also has the unfortunate most detailed explanation of an anti-gay marriage medium income housing, which is eminently
who your candidates are is to see the lawn signs side effect of removing many black voters from position, claiming that “the beneﬁts of heterosexual reasonable.
or encounter campaign supporters going door to Maryland’s voting roles due to disproportionate marriage for children are clearly documented and In the end, I would prefer to endorse at least
door. This year, the District 13 races for House of prosecution. Were it not for this I would consider they supersede personal opinion.” Considering one of the Republicans running, but the slate
Delegates and State Senate has taken on an odd Ms. Tung’s candidacy, and likely would put her he cites no studies on this issue (and would not provided is a sad offering. If the Republican party
character. ahead of Guzzone in this election. The rest of the be able to ﬁnd any supporting his position), I am in this county wants to start winning seats, they
Even though it has received as little media Republican slate is, unfortunately, not going to entirely confounded that he is a candidate in this need to focus more on pro-business moderates
attention as past elections, the lawn-sign race has fare well in this race. Thirteen is a ﬁckle district, election. and less on social conservatives. Anyone who is
reached frightening proportions. Wherever you leaning fairly hard to the Democrats and not The Democrats are running with an against granting equal civil rights to America’s
drive in Columbia, parts of Laurel, and parts of likely to elect someone like, for example, Loretta advantage, due to their emphasis on education. homosexuals is not worthy of public service in
Ellicott City, huge colored signs paper the roads Gaffney, who lists traditional marriage ﬁrst on Delegate Pendergrass makes a point of detailing my eyes. That being said, if any of the Republican
and houses. The race is for three delegate seats and her list of issues, and second being pro business. many numerous healthcare bills she has been candidates had offered any radically new and
one senate seat, with the three held by Democrats If Howard County cares about anything, it involved in, and notes that she supports stem useful legislation, I would have considered
and the incumbent state senator a Republican. is education, and her site does not even give a cell research. She also voted against the 1999 bill overlooking the gay marriage issue. That is not
One of the incumbent delegates is no longer in cursory mention to educational policy. Rick that led to deregulation and the cost increases we the case and as such, I must choose to support
the race due to an ill-suited decision to run for the Bowers is running as a Christian conservative, are currently dealing with in the energy market. delegates Guzzone, Pendergrass, and Turner.
District 3 Congressional seat. The slate is now looking for harsher criminal penalties and Guzzone wants to improve public transportation
incumbents Shane Pendergrass, Frank Turner, tougher prisons. Were he paying attention he and protect and expand Columbia’s open spaces. Ian Logsdon is the Retriever Weekly Opinion
and Councilman Guy Guzzone. Running against might have noticed the recent controversies He has been on the county council for several Editor and can be reached for comment at
them is Mary Beth Tung, Loretta Gaffney, and over prison beatings and violence, which result years and has experience with the state’s politics. email@example.com.
What do you think is the scariest creature living in the pond?
Zeeshan Muhammad Meesha Goldberg
Freshman, Mechanical Freshman, Chemical
Chris Donelly Engineering
Sophomore, Electrical “It’d be pretty cool if the Loch
“The butterﬂies creep me out
Engineering Ness Monster actually lived
when they ﬂy by...but I’d have
“A giant squid...I’ve had my in our pond...those people
to say amphibious insects with
suspicions...” in Scotland would look really
a million legs.”
Sophomore, Management of
“A dead professor ‘cos they
give us hard tests.”
“Wouldn’t be surprised if there were things that
used to live down there that are now rotting
10 Opinion October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
Homosexuality is a matter of Molestation a reasonable
physiology, not choice factor in homosexuality
increase in the likelihood of a boy being 10; median age difference between partners was 11
homosexual if his mother has already had years. Fifty-one percent involved use of force; 33
IAN LOGSDON a boy. This increase is consistent with each MATTHEW MAINEN percent involved anal sex. Using developmentally
Retriever Weekly Editorial Staff successive son. This phenomenon has been Retriever Weekly Staff Writer based criteria to deﬁne sexual abuse, 93 percent
linked to hormones in the uterus, which of participants reporting sexual contact with an
The Mark Foley scandal erupted a little in other theories are also linked to sexual Soon after resigning from ofﬁce, Mark Foley’s older or more powerful partner were classiﬁed as
more than a week ago, and the implications orientation. Sexual hormones are known to lawyer informed the public that as a boy, a priest sexually abused.” Obviously, it does not follow
have been surprising. While it has had affect brain development and are considered molested Foley. This information reopens the that all or even a majority of homosexuals are
many political effects, the most interesting possible influencers of whether the child will debate on whether homosexuality is directly genetic gay because they were sexually abused. The
and perhaps alarming effect has been a be gay. There are also some arguments for or socially conditioned. One of the most reputable study clearly shows that only minority of those
focus on the role of homosexuality in child genetic difference, though there has never studies conducted by Columbia professor Peter interviewed experienced sexual abuse. Moreover,
abuse, and in a more general sense, the been found a genetic cause of homosexuality. Bearman and Yale professor Hannah Bruckner has it is highly doubtful that those interviewed are
role of homosexuality in our society. The What has been shown is that there are distinct found that there is little evidence for a sufﬁcient representative of the homosexual community as a
Christian conservative movement has taken differences in certain parts of the brain that genetic base. Instead, we must search for a whole. However, we are not looking to generalize
the opportunity presented in this case to are present in some homosexuals. In an potentially necessary genetic base that is actualized the homosexual population as a whole. Instead,
repeat a number of “facts” which they use important double-blind study, Simon LeVay via social circumstances. The synopsis of study reads we are entertaining that notion that in some cases,
to bash gays. Tony Perkins, President of the demonstrated that in 10% of homosexual as follows: “The authors consider social, genetic, social circumstances engender homosexuality.
Family Research Council said, “Homosexual males the INAH-3 portion of the brain is evolutionary, and hormonal transfer hypotheses There is no denying that intuitively; early
men are more likely to abuse children than abnormally large. This enlargement does not for same-sex romantic preferences of adolescent sexual trauma appears to be a sufﬁcient condition
straight men.” People for the American exist in heterosexuals. This part of the brain (N=5,552) sibling pairs drawn from a nationally for the actualization of homosexuality in those
Way announced, “Homosexuals reproduce is linked to sexual behavior, and as such its representative sample. They show that male but with only a moderate gay potential. There also
by molesting children,” Paul Weyrich made differentiation for homosexual men is part not female opposite-sex twins disproportionately appears to be some empirical evidence validating
the assertion that “homosexuals tend to be of a more general possibility that gay men report same-sex attraction; and that the pattern of this position. In a 1998 article entitled “Sexual
preoccupied with sex,” and the always stable have a differently structured brain, and as concordance of same-sex preference among siblings Abuse of Boys” that was published in the journal
Pat Robertson asserted the GOP response such have different attractions. One of the is inconsistent with a simple genetic inﬂuence of the American Medical Association, University
would best be along the lines of, “Well, this odd and interesting details of these studies is model. Their results provide substantial support of Pennsylvania School of Medicine professor
man’s gay, he does what gay people do, and that homosexual females do not exhibit the for the role of social inﬂuences, reject the hormone William Holmes found that “Abused [male]
so don’t worry about it.” The entire issue is, same brain structure differences as males. It transfer model, reject a speculative evolutionary adolescents, particularly those victimized by
of course, conflated. The only studies that is possible that their brain is different in a theory, and are consistent with a general model males, were up to 7 times more likely to self-
have shown a predominance of homosexuals unique way, but there has not been a study that allows for genetic expression of same-sex identify as gay or bisexual than peers who had not
committing child abuse were flawed in that of this. attraction under speciﬁc, highly circumscribed, been abused.” At the same time though, Holmes
they did not account for the sexual orientation In the end, it is difficult, summing social conditions.” If this study is correct, then we notes that “No longitudinal studies examined the
of the abuser separately from the gender of the current body of research, to determine cannot say that people are necessarily born gay. causal relationship between abuse and gender
the child they abused. Pedophilia is entirely whether homosexuality is purely genetic. Instead, the most we can say is that some people role or sexual orientation, however. Gender role
distinct from sexual orientation, and may What we do know is that there are are born with a greater probability of being gay nonconformity and gay or bisexual identity may
result in heterosexual men molesting boys. physiological differences in gay men, and that than others. Of course, it is certainly possible that precede abuse.”
In this case, Mark Foley is not even truly a the possibility of genetics in homosexuality there are cases in which the degree of probability is We must be willing to entertain the notion
pedophile; he is guilty of ephebophilia, or cannot yet be ruled out. While some may so high that for all intents and purposes it can be that had Foley not been molested, he would not be
sexual attraction toward post-pubescent make references to nurture being liked to said that such people are born gay. The question a homosexual. Those who believe that the morality
adolescents. But this issue does make a larger homosexuality, specifically to molestation, then, is what percent of the gay population was of homosexuality rests on it being sufﬁciently
discussion out of the nature of homosexuality. it seems likely that these cases deal with born with such a high probability? genetic may feel threatened by such a possibility.
On one hand there are a preponderance of individuals who were either genetically At the same time, we must investigate the On the other hand, those who hold homosexuality
groups claiming homosexuality is a lifestyle predisposed to homosexuality and the event causes that actualize homosexuality in those as immoral may welcome such information as it
choice, that it is a person’s decision whom acts as a trigger, or their brain is somehow who have a moderate to minimal potential to potentially demonstrates how homosexuality
they are sexually involved with and attracted changed as a result of early life trauma. What become gay adults. A leading candidate appears can be caused by the thwarting of normal sexual
to, and that heterosexual relationships are is clear is that attempts to change sexual to be sexual trauma in childhood. The synopsis development. Both of these positions, however,
the only healthy choice for humans. They orientation and reform homosexuals are of a study published in Child Abuse and Neglect ignore the fact that the situation is not black and
also argue that sexuality is shaped outside of known to be unsuccessful and often harmful reads as follows: “From May 1989 through April white. Just because some people, possibly Foley, are
the womb, and that no people are inherently to the person undergoing treatment. If this 1990, 1,001 adult homosexual and bisexual men homosexual as a result of sexual trauma, it is still
homosexual due to circumstances at birth. is true, then a lack of an ability to change attending sexually transmitted disease clinics were entirely possible that the majority of homosexuals
Arguing about the reasons for behavior would point to a permanent state, interviewed regarding potentially abusive sexual are born with such a high probability to become
homosexuality is difficult because there is likely one which is part of the person’s contacts during childhood and adolescence. homosexual that nearly all social circumstances
little truly conclusive evidence. There has physiology. Thirty-seven percent of participants reported they can actualize this potential.
neither been a gay gene found, nor is there a had been encouraged or forced to have sexual
lack of physical differentiation between gay Ian Logsdon is the Retriever Weekly contact before age 19 with an older or more Matthew Mainen is a Retriever Weekly
and straight men. For instance, it has been Opinion Editor and can be reached for powerful partner; 94 percent occurred with men. Staff Writer and can be reached for comment at
proven that there is a statistically significant comment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Median age of the participant at ﬁrst contact was email@example.com.
Islamofascism a serious threat to the world
not work; it only emboldens the aggressor. ideology: Islamofascism. Let us not kid ourselves; we know where the
MATT MAINEN This is true not only in the Western world, but A few weeks ago, a top German opera threat is coming from. One population and
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer all over the planet. The Tibetan people are a house canceled the showing of a creative only one population would consider causing
In September of 1938, on his return from minority in their own homeland due to the late rendition of Mozart’s Idomeneo. The problem? mayhem as a result of something as trivial as
Munich, Germany, British Prime Minister Tibetan government’s insistence on appeasing The production included a scene in which the a play. There is a growing cancer in the global
Neville Chamberlain gleefully declared: “My China and pursuing peaceful diplomacy severed head of the Prophet Mohammed engages Muslim community that needs eradication, not
good friends, for the second time in our history, instead of militarizing when it had the chance. in a dialogue with the severed heads of Jesus, encouragement. Many moderate Muslims have
a British Prime Minister has returned from Further east, North Korea continually harasses Buddha and the Greek god Poseidon. German asked the United States and Western Europe to
Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe South Korea, yet South Korea continues to security ofﬁcials warned the opera house of an play a larger role in preventing the fall of Islam
it is peace for our time.” In his hands, he held reward this behavior by giving its northern “incalculable risk,” but where exactly is this to extremists, just as many moderate Germans
the Munich Agreement, which gave Germany neighbor millions of dollars worth of aid. This risk coming from? Have Buddhist monks in begged and pleaded with Britain and France to
the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. Less than year, however, it has become clear that the Sri Lanka laid a violent siege to the German stop Hitler before it was too late. By bowing
a year later, Hitler seized all of Czechoslovakia most dangerous type of appeasement in today’s embassy in Colombo? Have Christians all over to the demands of Islamofascists, we spit in
and went on to invade Poland. The rest is world is not directed towards aggressive states. the world organized vicious protests in which
history. What is the lesson? Appeasement does Instead, it is directed towards an aggressive a plethora of German ﬂags will be burned? see ISLAMOFASCISM page 11.
THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY October 10, 2006 Opinion 11
Democrats may not stand a chance in 2006
rational minds oppose the Iraq War, then we much the opposite of everything that this keep having weak candidates. Voters,
AARON LUDENSKY must be exactly like Nazi appeasers of the neo-conservative, pseudo-Republican Bush therefore, vote for the candidate that seems
Retriever Weekly Editorial Staff ‘30s. Bush, in his support for Republican administration has done for the past six more personable, even if his intelligence and
congressmen around the country, notes that years. judgment rivals that of a drunken frat boy.
If we are to have the Democrats control “Democrats take a law enforcement approach Apparently, the U.S has free elections. So what can we expect for midterm
Congress, or at least the House, they need to to terrorism. That means America will wait Not that you would have known that from elections ’06? One can only speculate as to
have at least some candidates that can rival to be attacked until we’re attacked again the course of the past couple years. This isn’t the results, but it seems that if we are to have
the Republicans in popularity, personality before we respond.” I certainly don’t hear simply a matter of “Republicans” stealing a Democratic-controlled Congress, or at least
and general public appeal. I’m not any Democrats saying that. The arguments I elections; rather, it is a matter of no division the House, they need to have at least some
advocating continued Republican control of hear are against unjust invasions of countries between parties. China has elections, too. candidates that can rival the Republicans in
Congress; obviously, I’m just saying that if that had nothing to do with America being They consist of voting for your favorite popularity, personality and general public
the Democrats are to have a serious chance attacked. Or unconstitutional seizures of communist. Similarly, the U.S has voted for appeal. I’m not advocating continued
at midterm elections, they need to come up certain rights that we’ve all come to take for your favorite Republican, even if they run Republican control of Congress; obviously,
with some stronger candidates than we have granted over the years. on the ticket as a “Democrat.” The policies I’m just saying that if the Democrats are to
seen in the past. In the upcoming elections, we should of each party simply aren’t different enough have a serious chance at midterm elections,
In Washington, one never has a shortage hopefully see a turn for the better. With to warrant modern party differentiations. they need to come up with some stronger
of lies, corruption or shady dealings. There Bush’s approval rating fluctuating in the 30% John Kerry in ’04 was a sorry excuse for a candidates than we have seen in the past.
is always something that makes one wonder range, we’ll see incumbent Republicans voted Democratic candidate. His policies? Exactly
where the values, morals and loyalties of out and replaced by progressive-thinking like Bush’s, but with more funding promised. Aaron Ludensky is the Assistant Opinion
politicians are. Politicians hear what they individuals. These new congressmen could Al Gore in ‘00? Good policies, but most Section Editor. He hates the two-party
want to and all too often jump on that be Democrat, Republican or whatever. It people won’t vote for someone that comes system and can be reached for comment at
constant slippery slope that they love to ride. doesn’t matter which party they affiliate off as having the personality of a sheet of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rumsfeld claims that since those of us with themselves with as long as they do pretty plywood. The point is that the Democrats
Extremist Islam should not be ignored
from ISLAMOFASCISM, page 8 have made little if no effort to demonstrate that situations similar to the Idomeneo controversy fundamental values of the West. Let us pray the
public disturbances brought about by those hurt the chances for dialogue between the West same can be said of Islamofascism. What better
the faces of the moderate Muslim leaders who offended by a comedic depiction of the prophet and the Muslim world. Dialogue, however, did country than Germany to play a leading role in
have asked us for help and make the same grave Mohammed will not be tolerated. As many not prevent the spread of fascism across Europe, defeating the fascism of the 21st century? Over
error as Neville Chamberlain by emboldening have noted, it is only a matter of time before a and it will not prevent the spread of fascism half of a decade after World War II, Germany
the enemy. full clash of civilizations occurs. By appeasing throughout the Muslim religion. It is time still has a large debt to pay to society. The
When peaceful anti-globalization today, we only add to the consequences that we that the West takes a ﬁrm stance and refuses German government owes it to the free world
protesters gather in Europe, they are pepper- will face in the future. Perhaps the director of to budge every time there is uproar about an to see that the opera house reinstates the play
sprayed, beaten, and detained. But, when the the opera and European policymakers should artistic depiction of the prophet Mohammed or immediately.
Mohammed cartoon outrage occurred earlier heed the words of Winston Churchill: “There any comment made by a public ofﬁcial that fails
this year, unruly European Muslims were given a is no greater mistake than to suppose that to depict Islam as the most peaceful religion on Matt Mainen is a Retriever Weekly Staff
free pass to wreak havoc. It is no wonder that the platitudes, smooth words, and timid policies earth. Free speech, no matter how questionable, Writer. He can be reached for comment at
Germans believe that the showing of Idomeneo offer a path to safety.” is a hallmark Western tradition. As many people email@example.com.
will cause a security threat; European countries Some commentators have argued that as it killed, Nazism was unable to change the
Kebabs, fried chicken, Chinese rice at break-fast
month of the Islamic calendar, known as for fabulous feasts to mark the end of the disco clubs of the other? We in the JSU and
HAMZA KHAN, NATALIE KUPERMA Ramadan. Ramadan is the month in which holiday. MSA can only hope and pray to our one
Retriever Weekly Contributing Writers Muslims honor the revealing of the Qur’an The break-fast was a stunning success shared G-d that such a time will happen.
UMBC’s Hillel and Muslim Student (Islam’s holy book) to Muhammad by the with Jewish and Muslim students mingling
Association held a joint break-fast last week archangel Gabriel. Fasting daily from dawn and talking about anything from politics to Hamza Kahn is a UMBC Cultural Peer,
celebrating Ramadan/Tishri. It was an until dusk also has a more human meaning: midterms to basketball. A discussion was as well as the Israel Programming Chair for the
amazing success for cultural diversity and it reminds Muslims that every night many even held comparing rap music to bhangra Jewish Student Union and the Alpha Epsilon Pi
understanding here at UMBC with students fellow creations do not have anything to music. While the break-fast was a great Fraternity. He is also a devout Muslim. Natalie
of all religions attending. The intense aroma quell their starvation and depravity. success, all of us continue to wonder, will Kuperman is the Shabbat Chair for the Jewish
of kosher fried chicken and enticing Afghani Jews fast on the tenth day of Tishri, the it ever be possible for what happened last Union and the Ahayot (Jewish Sisterhood)
kebabs filled the air as Muslim and Jewish first month of the Jewish calendar. For Jews week at UMBC to happen in the Middle Member-at-Large. She is a practicing Jew.
tudents gathered ‘round the good stuff this day is a holiday called Yom Kippur, the East? Will there ever be a day when it will Together, they both pray to Allah/HaShem/God
to enjoy a meal ending an equally intense Day of Atonement for one’s sins. It is the be possible for Jews and Muslims to be in that their peoples will continue a quest for
spiritual journey to the hearts of two of the most holy day in Judaism, and Jews fast for the same room together without one party peace, truth and friendship.
world’s Abrahamic Faiths. 25 hours, starting the evening before the trying to or thinking about destroying the
Muslims fast for 30 days during the 9th holiday. Both Muslims and Jews are famed hopes and dreams, the holy sites or even the
Letters to the Editor, continued
from LETTERS, page 6 workers on our campus, and that is not what I call “social responsibility.” I call to action
every one of you who is outraged by this injustice: let our administration know that we won’t
How can we say this when so many members of our community are being severely stand for this abuse! We must fight to bring social responsibility back to our school and end
overworked, paid poverty wages, told that they can’t speak with students or faculty, and are unjust labor practices! Write or call our administration officials and let them know how you
being FIRED for speaking out? Half of the workforce was laid off so that the university feel. President Hrabowski can be reached at 410-455-2274 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You
could save some money, and the layoffs are continuing. can also reach Lynne Schaefer, Vice President of Administration & Finance, at 410-455-
The OneSource employees are continuing to be mistreated and overworked by their 2939 or email@example.com.
supervisors. OneSource is demanding that only one to two employees clean every square inch I am a member of the Fair Labor Action Project (FLAP), a campaign that was created in
of an entire building in a single shift. They were forced by their supervisors to sign papers response to the mistreatment of employees on our campus. FLAP is a project of the UMBC
that stated they received training on sexual harassment, handling of hazardous chemicals, Solidarity Coalition, and it is our mission to promote the rights, welfare, and dignity of all
and other training which THEY NEVER RECEIVED. Many employees still don’t have carts members of the UMBC community. If you are angered by what is happening and want to
to carry all their cleaning supplies that they were promised in their contract. Employees take action, join us at our meetings every Wednesday at noon in Sondheim room 210. You
have had to go over three weeks without a paycheck, and just last week, OneSource laid off can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
an employee who has served our campus for over 14 years. But OneSource doesn’t want us
to know any of this. They have tried to silence their employees by contractually forbidding Daniel Staples, member of the UMBC Solidarity Coalition
them from speaking to students, faculty, or university staff about any work-related matters. email@example.com
I say to you, President Hrabowski: what are you doing to stop the injustice that is
occurring at our university? The administration is turning a blind eye to the needs of the
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Dave Barry Interviewed
Science of Sleep a Twisted Pleasure
The Premiere of Lost
Bob Dylan Not Dead, Has New Album
Baltimore Chocolate Festival: A fancy bake sale?
looking for something fancy like form: monster on stick for seventy Then there were rows of regular Like Strickler, this was a ﬁrst visit
IVA PATEL white chocolate ganache double cents, two for $1 brownies and ﬁve sized and super-sized cupcakes to for many. The rest were here to
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer dipped in chocolate and covered with for $1 chocolate chip cookies. choose from. Small heaps of chocolate buy lunch like they often did. Most
walnut lined choco-dipped wafﬂe, or For the non-weight watchers, covered raisins, peanuts, pretzels, and regulars bypassed the festival to head
They say it’s a chocoholic’s warm double chocolate fondue, this there were thick slabs of generously strawberries and piles of gift boxes straight for the tables in the balcony.
dream—the annual Chocolate Some danced to the Stan Rouse
festival at the Lexington Market on band’s music with tumblers of beer in
W. Lexington St. They say it brings hand, others stood around drinking
the ﬁnest chocolatiers from around beer or eating sandwiches. After all,
Baltimore with their luscious, how often does someone sing “My
creamy, delectable chocolate. They Girl” to you during lunch?
say it has live bands, chocolate Still the confectioner chemists
eating competitions, and cooking and their business managers stood by
demonstrations. By ‘they’ I mean the their tables re-arranging their trays.
Lexington Market website and the “It’s all about recognition,” said
banners in the city announcing this Norman Gaither, business overseer
Baltimore tradition. And they could for LuMu Candies. You never know
be right. when someone from Hopkins or
Once in the market, the signs for UMMS might come and take fancy
the festival aren’t visible right away. to your chocolate. They might then
But the smell of an over-worked invite you to some of their upscale
under-ventilated KFC kitchen does events. LuMu Candies has been
assault your olfactory senses. Take invited to several Hopkins events, so
a few more steps and you can see Gaither believes in this exposure.
chocolate, vanilla, and peanut butter On the other hand, for Stanley
colored balloons hanging from the Rouse, playing music at this festival
ceiling along with a giant cardboard was an honor. “Honor with a ‘U’,”
cake with “Chocolate Festival” he said in his accent, patting his
written across it. thinning hair. Honor to be part of the
Let me warn you ﬁrst: this was no tradition? “Ya. It’s simply an honour.”
Wonka’s factory. So check the saliva He patted his hair, did a little bounce
discharge. The Chocolate festival on his toes. “It’s exposure, too.”
held this past weekend was the size Exposure or not, this festival
of a community bake-sale. Out of will take place each year as it has
the six vendors who participated this for the past twenty-three years and
year, two have permanent stalls in maybe for these three days pumpkins
the market itself. Others had to drag and chocolate covered strawberries
boxes from the back of their vans. will sit side-by-side. But the smell of
Like boy-scout teams, each, in sausage grilling and chicken frying
their bakery’s colors, set up tables will always be there. No visitor,
Iva Patel [Retriever Staff]
in the center of the market. Moore’s Cupcakes: Chocoholics unite in Baltimore for these tasty morsels. music or chocolate, can alter what
Candies in deep green, LuMu in is Baltimore’s very own Lexington
black, Konstant’s in leafy green, was not the place. frosted cake and plump homemade tied with silver ribbons also attracted Market.
Burger in blue, Harbor Bakery in Well, maybe they could get the éclairs. Fudge was also sold by potential buyers.
orange, and Rheb’s Candies in casual pecan kittens or the black bottoms pound. Chocolate, chocolate walnut, “This is cool and I don’t even Iva Patel is a Staff Writer for The
jeans and tees. cupcake, or the crème deMenthe cake. chocolate peanut butter, peanut like candy,” exclaimed an excited Retriever Weekly. She can be reached
They all displayed some sort Otherwise people could ogle or buy butter, vanilla, vanilla chocolate, and 11-year old Dalton Strickler, who for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
of chocolate. Clariﬁcation: for those chocolate in the familiar comforting heath bar crunch. had never been to Lexington before.
Baltimore Book Festival is a novel experience
right place. wandered from the book booths and attractions. Red Emma’s bookstore the festival, usually by just standing
RYAN DORRILL It was a bit abrupt, ﬁnding myself caught the end of a panel discussion and coffee shop had a stand that was around. One scraggly character
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer surrounded by live music and hotdog about journalists becoming authors. hawking anarchist literature and anti- approached me trying to sell me
The 11th annual Baltimore Book stands when I had expected lattes and The presentation featured UMBC’s Bush t-shirts. The Baltimore Sister a poetry CD. “Name your price,”
Festival was a surprisingly successful hardcovers. However, once I made own Christopher Corbett, local Cities Program was taking signups for he said, nodding conﬁdently in my
venture, especially considering it my way past stalls touting South author and head of the English international pen pals. The Baltimore direction. “No thanks, I’ll pass,”
shares its name with the city that Carolina BBQ and Catering, Asian Department, though he was only one Theatre Alliance was hosting I mumbled. I don’t like listening
donned and abandoned the slogan, Grille, and Strawberry Smoothies, I of many UMBC faculty members at readings from its screenwriting to poetry, you see. “Why squander
“The City That Reads.” Hosted in found a treasure-trove of cool stuff. the festival. Also participating in the competition. Still other stands were your money on beer?” he growled,
Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon First, I ran into “Baltimore Reads, festival were English professors Laura run by the likes of Daedalus Books, storming off.
district, outside of the Walter’s Art Inc.,” which was giving away free Oliver and Barbara Simon, as well Baltimore Clayworks, and, oddly, Later, when I was hanging out
Museum and the United Methodist children’s books to help with its goal as Political Science professor Tom the Maryland Port Administration. below the Washington Monument, a
Church, the festival sprawled down of “100% Literacy for Baltimore.” Schaller. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch Even the towering pillar of George man who looked like a police ofﬁcer
the city blocks and side streets. Next door was the Baltimore Science any of their presentations, but if Washington is a landmark most approached me. Was I dishonoring
It featured over 200 national and Fiction Society, where I was pleased Schaller’s presentation was as charged Baltimoreans don’t give a second hallowed ground, illegally loitering
local authors, a plethora of cheap to ﬁnd free sci-ﬁ magazines and as some of his lectures, then it would thought to, though it was drawing during a public event, or inciting
paperbacks, children’s book readings, ﬁfty-cent paperbacks from typical have been worth going to. extra attention on Saturday with anti-American activities? No;
and more refreshments than you authors like Isaac Asimov and L. Ron The festival was about more a bubble machine mounted on its apparently, he just wanted to talk.
could shake a metaphorical stick at. Hubbard and the less known Phillip than promoting authors and side. “They’re so many beautiful women
In fact, I was so barraged by food Mann. peddling books, though; it was a taste In addition to cool stands, I ran see BOOK FESTIVAL, page 17.
stands that I wasn’t sure I was in the With a few books in hand, I of Baltimore and its lesser known into some random people around
THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY October 10, 2006 15
Arts & Entertainment
Interview with The Early November guitarist Joe Marro
be very stressful and very lonely, you can miss JM: No, we don’t. We all gather together, drive, [the driver] fell asleep at the wheel, and
GABY AREVALO girlfriends and wives and such. But for the get our instruments handed to us and at that we slipped down a ditch.
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer most part you have to take it one day at a time time we all say “Have a good show, have a good TRW: You guys have been on Warped
The Retriever Weekly: How and when and not get too overwhelmed by the amount of show” and then we walk out and play. Tour several times now, what can you tell us
did The Early November get started? days that you’re going to be out on tour, just try TRW: What’s the craziest thing that’s ever about that?
Joe Marro: Our band was ﬁrst formed to make each day as stress free as possible. This happened to you guys on the road? JM: It’s hell for everyone involved, it’s
around 2001, and I joined the band shortly tour so far, we’ve only been on it for three days JM: We ﬂipped our van once, that’s great time to be in a band though, you meet
after we ﬁrst got signed, which was in 2002, and it’s been very good. probably the craziest. It was our ﬁrst tour, it was a ton of new friends who are in bands, you get
so for about a year the band played as a three- TRW: Do you guys have any pre-show the Warped Tour in 2002, and we really were
see EARLY NOVEMBER page 20.
piece, as a four-piece, with members coming in rituals? green as far as touring goes, and it was long a
and out. Basically, I’ve known Ace, our singer,
for years and years we were in our ﬁrst bands
together, when I was a sophomore [in high
school]. And when he left high school and our
band broke up, he started a new band with a
friend that he was working with, and that was
Sergio, our bassist, who grew up with Jeff, our
drummer, so it was kind of meeting through
TRW: Where did the name “The Early
November” come from?
JM: It was a lyric that Ace had written in
a song that was from a band...well, it was never
really a band, it was more Ace and two other
friends making music. But yeah, it was a lyric
from a song, Ace thought it sounded nice and
took it from that. I don’t really know what it
means, but that’s where it came from.
TRW: What genre of music would you
label yourselves as?
JM: Well, would like to call ourselves a
rock band, a modern rock band, but plenty of
people call us an emo band or a pop-punk band,
which I think is very far from what our music
actually sounds like. It’s surely not an insult, it’s
not like there’s anything wrong with that, but
we just consider ourselves to be a modern rock
TRW: Who are your musical inﬂuences?
JM: A lot of early indie rock stuff like
Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring, and Jets
for Brazil, but also a lot of bands like Third Eye
Blind, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Goo
Goo Dolls, all those types of bands too.
TRW: How do you feel about touring?
JM: It can go either way really, you can [Courtesy of Drive-thru Records]
have a great time on the road, but also it can Jam Session: The Early November rocks out in their parent’s basement.
The Ofﬁce brings hilarity to
Thursday night television
Steve Carell and his hapless employees are
KATRINA COHEN stationed in the decidedly not-glamorous
Retriever Weekly Contributing Writer Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Ofﬁce is lit in
Remember the glory days of Thursday ﬂuorescents that are less-than-ﬂattering for the
night television? The assuring presence of six actors working under them. High fashion has
coffee-loving, gab-happy Friends, followed by given way to striped button-downs, ill-ﬁtting
whichever irrelevant replacement sitcom NBC suits and baggy sweaters. And forget about
found for 8:30, segueing into another guest star having an audience to laugh with you – like its
on Will & Grace? Thursday nights were a time British predecessor, our Ofﬁce is shot with all
to fall onto the couch, ignore homework and the shifts and close-ups and sneaky angles of a
pre-teen drama, and let the silly predictability hard-hitting documentary.
comfort us into a blissful laugh-track-induced You will laugh, though; you’ll have no
coma. Not to say that Friends didn’t have its choice. The Ofﬁce, now three episodes into its
dramatic moments; who didn’t become a little third season, regularly features comedic highs
verklempt when Ross and Rachel broke up that are both cringe-worthy and chaotic. The
– the ﬁrst time, at least? But then Chandler was season two episode “The Injury” ﬁnds Carell’s
always there to make fun of Ross’s new leather character Michael Scott incapacitated after
pants, or Joey’s everything. And we could burning his foot; Michael explains that since he
breathe easy, because nothing truly terrible doesn’t have a personal chef, he cooks himself
happened in that bubble-world of three walls bacon every morning on a George Foreman
and multiple cameras. grill next to his bed, and on this particular
Times change. I hate to make a comment morning, he clamped his foot: “I don’t see
about loss of innocence, but as we of Must- what’s so hard to believe about that.” Ofﬁce
See TV have grown, so have Thursday shows dweeb Dwight (Rainn Wilson) goes racing after
themselves. And nothing exempliﬁes this tonal his injured boss, only to have a car accident and
shift, this coming-of-age – wanted or not – like get a concussion. When salesman Jim (John
NBC’s The Ofﬁce. Krasinski) drives a concussed Dwight and tag-
Hip, twenty-something New York is see THE OFFICE, page 20. [Courtesy of NBC]
nowhere to be found in The Ofﬁce. Instead, Thursday Night TV: The Ofﬁce is comedic brillance.
16 October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
Arts & Entertainment
The Science of Sleep takes viewers into
an imaginative dreamland
What can interns do with degrees in
Anuradha Mahalingam: Information
Systems, May 2007
“Working with the Foundation
was such a wonderful experience for
me. The dedicated people working for
the Foundation have a uniﬁed vision of
bringing awareness to colon cancer and are
constantly working toward that goal. This
internship provided me the opportunity
to be self-directed and more creative.”
Placement: Susan Cohan Kasdas
Colon Cancer Foundation
Description of Duties: My
responsibilities included designing,
updating and maintaining the website
for the foundation. The website design
needed to reﬂect the purpose of the
foundation, which is to bring awareness
to colon cancer through the story of a
courageous and a remarkable woman
– Susan Cohan Kasdas.
Career Plans: The opportunity with
the Susan Cohan Kasdas Colon Cancer [Courtesy of Warner Independent Pictures]
Jazz Hands: The Science of Sleep takes a guy’s dream and puts it on the big screen.
Foundation has motivated me to work in
a career that contributes to the welfare of His character really is fun to watch. Charlotte the switching between all three languages can be
others or advances a particular cause. SCOTT MEIXEL Gainsbourg gives a good performance as well as a bit off-putting.
Dominique Owens: Information Retriever Weekly Contributing Writer Stephanie, although she doesn’t come anywhere For those who sit at home, at work, or in
Systems, May 2006 The obvious difference between movies near outshining Bernal. The rest of the cast take class and feel like they have nothing better to do
“A truly rewarding opportunity.” and books is that movies engage us visually, their parts and create equally quirky characters to than dream, The Science of Sleep might become
Placement: Erickson Retirement while books rely on our imagination to make up support the two leads. one of your favorite movies. For those who prefer
Communities the visuals. Therefore, shouldn’t ﬁlms be more The one fault that The Science of Sleep has is more poignant and structured dramas, then you
Description of Duties: Fix and about showing, and books be more about telling? that it is not that accessible. If you are willing to let might want to stay away. This is deﬁnitely one of
replace computer equipment such as Some imaginative directors get that, and create the ﬁlm take some time in creating its world, then those movies that people will either love or hate,
printers, CPUs, monitors. wonderful and fantastic worlds that are amazing you are in for a treat. The ﬁrst third of the movie is and it entirely rests upon your tastes and open-
Career Plans: Attend graduate to just look at. Director Michel Gondry is one of a bit dull, and those expecting a ﬁlm like Gondry’s mindedness. If you are a little kid at heart with a
school, continuing to study and research those rare talents who can invite us into his own last work, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, big imagination, go see this movie now!
the ﬁeld of Human-Computer interaction little world and have it be a rewarding experience, will be left feeling disappointed. The extreme Scott Meixel is a Contributing Writer for The
within Information Systems; obtain an even if it is not that deep of one. quirkiness and art school project-like atmosphere Retriever Weekly. He can be reached for comment
entry-level position at a company that In The Science of Sleep, Gondry creates two might be a little too much for some viewers. Also, at email@example.com.
specializes in my ﬁeld of study or contains worlds, both of which surround the ﬁlm’s hero
departments related to my ﬁeld of study.
Daniel Levere: Information Systems,
Stephane (Gael García Bernal). The ﬁrst world is
the drab and dull, real-life world. In this world, Interview with Dave Barry
May 2008 Stephane is in love with his neighbor Stephanie
“The Shriver Center has helped give (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and fails horribly at every Retriever Weekly Contributing Writer she’s been teasing me ever since.
me a head-start to my career, and put my attempt to win her over. He works at a boring job, Dave Barry has written over thirty books
skills learned in the classroom to use.” creating calanders. He also sleeps in a bed that When I was 15 years old, I distinctly and numerous humor columns for the Miami
Placement: UPS Information is way too small for him. In the second world, remember waking up one morning to see my Herald. In 1988, he won the Pulitzer Prize “for his
Services Stephane is the host of his own TV show called mother crying. I thought she was upset, but consistently effective use of humor as a device for
Description of Duties: Worked for Stephane TV. He is the boss of his job, and he something in the newspaper was making her presenting fresh insights into serious concerns.”
Quality Assurance team, tested UPS enjoys a wonderful, dream-like relationship with laugh so hard that she was drenched in tears. I recently had the opportunity to ask Dave
applications and ensured functionality Stephanie. The relationship is dream-like because The column she read was called “Junior Takes some questions regarding our society, seeking
before being released to customers this world resides entirely within Stephane’s mind. the Wheel.” Dave Barry joked about how he was employment out of college and vicious squirrels.
Career Plans: I plan to continue at On top of that, Stephane has trouble deciphering scared that his son was starting to drive, and how Matt Morrison: How does it feel to be the
UPS as an intern until graduation then which world is the real world, so we get to play he was going to be driving in Miami. He wrote, only Pulitzer Prize winner to also have a sewage-
maybe acquire a full-time position. I also around in both and try to ﬁgure everything out “[My son’s] actually a pretty good driver, careful to pump (in Grand Forks, ND) named after him?
plan to get my Master’s Degree in 2009. for ourselves. signal his turns. That’s what worries me: He’ll be Dave Barry: It feels excellent. It is a very ﬁne
Submit your career questions to When a ﬁlm creates such a beautiful driving in Miami, where nobody else, including pump, housed in an attractive brick building. Do
firstname.lastname@example.org. atmosphere, it relieves pressure from the ﬁlmmakers the police, does this. If Miami motorists were to NOT go inside, is my advice.
Sponsored by: to create an intriguing plot. Most often when a see a turn signal, there’s no telling how they’d react. MM: After you left college, what types of
The Shriver Center: Connecting movie is an imaginative one, wanting to show They could become alarmed and start shooting.” employment did you obtain? What frustrations
students with internship, co-op, and a story rather than tell one, a simple plot works Since I was the same age, learning how and obstacles did you overcome?
service-learning opportunities. Public better than a complicated one. The ﬁlm’s charm to drive our spiffy 1990 Chevy Astro Van, and DB: My ﬁrst newspaper job was with the
Policy, 1st ﬂoor. is generated then through the atmosphere and the had to drive in Baltimore (or, Frogger: The Real Daily Local News in West Chester, Pa. It was
410.455.2493, www.shrivercenter.org characters rather than sophisticated dialogue and Game. Now with weaponry!), my mother and I daily. It was local. It contained some news. The
Career Services Center: Providing a profound social statement. The Science of Sleep used Mr. Barry’s column as a bonding experience. main frustration was that often there was not a
students with career and job search goes this route, and doesn’t give the viewer deep Unfortunately, this did not help me when I drove whole lot going on in West Chester aside from
skill development, full- and part-time insight into themselves or anything, but instead a the van into a government truck. Ever since, my zoning hearings, which are not all that exciting.
job listings, on-campus interviews, job story through the mind of someone who is in love mother and I would exchange his columns and You will never see an action movie titled “Zoning
fairs, and help with the graduate school with someone else. books. Recently, I joined his army of bloggers Hearing” or “Zoning Hearing III: This Time, It’s
application process. Math/Psych 204, A big credit is due to Gael Garcia Bernal, on his ofﬁcial blog (http://blogs.herald.com/dave_ Personal.”
410.455.2216, email@example.com, www. who throws himself head on into Stephane’s barrys_blog/). I even gave my girlfriend a copy of MM: After you retired, you continued to
careers.umbc.edu world. Bernal soaks up every scene, and has to put his hilarious book, Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys, and see DAVE BARRY, page 19.
up with a ﬁlm that uses three different languages.
THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY October 10, 2006 17
Events Happening Throughout the Greater Baltimore-Washington Area
Arts & Entertainment
Events Happening On and Around the UMBC Campus
Beginning [October 10]
aroundtown Tickets to see Al Gore and Cal
how to tell your story, highlight your skills,
and be able to leave the interview feeling
Over the following two semesters, as though you best represented yourself.
Beginning [October 10] UMBC will proudly host the Maryland Sessions are HIGHLY recommended for
Forum series of lectures, featuring such students attending on-campus interviews
renowned speakers as former Vice President but extremely worthwhile for any student
Now you can play D&D outside Al Gore, baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr., seeking employment. Please contact the
The Maryland Renaissance Festival C’est Chic: New French Films! former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, CSC to sign up. (Career Services Center
will be held every weekend from now until New ﬁlms from France! The ﬁrst annual and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob X52216, firstname.lastname@example.org, MP 204)
October 22. You can ﬁnd a 16th-century DC French Film Festival is happening from Woodward. Tickets to the event go on
English village minutes away from Annapolis. October 12 –18 in Silver Spring Maryland. sale Monday, October 9 at the Commons Raymond Loewy: Designs for a
It is 1539 and Henry VIII is searching for a There will be showings at the AFI Silver information desk, and are only $5 with a Consumer Culture
foreign bride. The king and his court make Theatre and Cultural Center, La Maison valid UMBC ID! For more information The Center for Art and Visual Culture
daily appearances while visitors enjoy great Francaise (Embassy of France) and The or to order tickets online, visit www. presents a new exhibit featuring the work
food, music, shops, performers, and artisans. National Gallery of Art. For a complete themarylandforum.com or call 1-800-49- of Raymond Loewy, possibly the most
Grab a mug of ale and a huge turkey leg for schedule, FORUM. prominent industrial designer of the 20th
lunch and then watch the combat joust. The century. His concepts have ranged from
faire is in operation from 10 am until 7 pm. Learn about Baltimore AND get some When in Rome, do as the Romans lipsticks to automotives. The exhibition
On the ﬁnal weekend, October 21 and 22, exercise! do includes an array of original drawings,
a ﬁnal jousting competition will determine Heritage Walk is a 3.2-mile walking On Thursday, October 12, the UMBC models, products, advertisements,
who is the bravest knight in the kingdom. trail that begins at the Inner Harbor Visitors Department of Musicï¿1⁄2s PRIME series photographs, and rare ﬁlm footage of
For more information check out www. Center and leads visitors through some of will present The Rome Trio, the ofﬁcial the designer at work. Admission to the
rennfest.com. Baltimore’s great neighborhoods including faculty trio of the Benjamin C. Rome School exhibition and reception are FREE. The
Little Italy, Historic Jonestown and City of Music at The Catholic University of Center for Arts and Visual Culture is open
Free Art Museum Admission! Center. Guided tours will be offered from America, featuring violinist Jody Gatwood, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5
Beginning on October 1, the Walters the Inner Harbor Visitors Center to help pianist Marilyn Neeley and cellist Michael pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building.
Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of tourists and residents explore four hundred Mermagen. The performance will take For more information call 410-455-3188.
Art will stop charging admission and become years of Baltimore history. A map and guide place at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall;
free to the public for the ﬁrst time in nearly will be available for those who prefer to take admission is free for students, $3 for seniors Reﬂections from the Heart:
a quarter century. The Walters Art Museum the walk on their own. Guided tours will be and $7 for the general public. Photographs by David Seymour
hours will be 11 am – 5 pm Wednesday- offered at 10 am and 12 pm on weekends From September 11th to December
Sunday and 11 am - 8 pm on Friday. You and will be offered daily at 10 am and 12 UMBC Symphony Orchestra 10th, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
can ﬁnd the Walters in Baltimore’s historic pm beginning April 24, 2006. Tours begin at Performance will present Reﬂections from the Heart:
Mount Vernon Cultural District at North the Inner Harbor Visitors Center and will be At 3 pm on Sunday, October 15, Photographs by David Seymour. The
Charles and Centre Streets. The Walters offered on a daily basis through November in the Fine Arts Recital Hall the UMBC project will celebrate the innovative life
showcases a history of art ranging from the 5, 2006. For more information, please visit Symphony Orchestra will perform under work of photojournalist David Seymour
third millennium B.C. to the early 20th www.baltimore.org. conductor Wayne Cameron as part of the and emphasize the symbolism and artistic
century. Its Egyptian, Greek and Roman, UMBC Department of Music’s PRIME roots of his photographs. The gallery will be
Byzantine, Ethiopian, and western medieval Volunteer Opportunities at the series. The orchestra will play Beethoven’s open Monday through Friday, noon to 4:30
art collections are among the best in the Humane Society Third Symphony and music by Rossini. pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5
country. The BMA will be open Wednesday- Do you like animals? Need something Admission is free. For more information, pm. On Wednesday, September 27th at 4
Friday 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, for your resume? The Humane Society of call 410-455-MUSC. pm the AOK Library will host three 30-
11 am -- 6 pm and during the ﬁrst Thursday Baltimore County needs volunteers to help minute presentations on the work of David
of every month, 11 am – 9 pm. Founded in walk dogs, groom cats, feed animals, and Free Showing of Transamerica Seymour followed by a public reception.
1914, the BMA is known for 19th-century, assist with fund raising and special events. On Tuesday, October 10, the Student Admission is free. For more information
modern and contemporary art including Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and Events Board will present a free showing call 410-455-2270.
works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, attend a two-hour orientation session. The of Transamerica as part of the ongoing,
Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh. The next orientation will be held on Saturday, award-winning SEB Cinema Series. SEB showings of X-Men 3!
change in admission policy is in conjunction October 21 from 2 pm – 4 pm in the Transamerica stars Felicity Huffman in her Bring some friends and popcorn for
with the launch of Free Fall Baltimore, a Windswept Building on the grounds of Oscar-nominated role as a pre-operative the weekly movie brought to you by the
citywide initiative throughout October and the Human Society at 1601 Nicodemus transsexual who discovers that she fathered Student Events Board. This week’s movie is
November to make the arts available to all. Road, Reisterstown. To register or get more a son, now living across the country in New X-Men 3! Showing on Thursday at 7:30 pm
For more information visit www.artbma.org information call (410) 833-2387 or e-mail York City. The showing will be followed by and 10 pm and Friday at 8 pm in Lecture
and www.thewalters.org. HSBCshelter@comcast.net. a discussion to allow students to share their Hall 1 for $2. Also showing on Saturday in
thoughts about the ﬁlm and the issues that Erickson Field for free starting at dusk. The
surround it. The ﬁlm will be shown in the ﬁeld is located between The Commons and
Books in Baltimore Commons Skylight Room on October 10
from 8-11 pm.
Erickson Hall. In the case of bad weather,
the movie will be shown in Lecture Hall 1
from BOOK FESTIVAL, page 14. corporate. I’m not one to complain about ‘the starting at 8 pm. You must pay for movies
man,’ but did MarylandSavings.com really belong CSI:UMBC (Career Survival and with campus card. No cash!
at the Baltimore book festival? And what about Interviewing)
around here that I don’t wanna leave, but being Verizon? I couldn’t discern their purpose until For all students who will be interviewing Library Media
62 and a bachelor...” I chuckled nervously, but he I noticed the small print on some of the larger with companies from the career fair, this is a Did you know that UMBC Library
continued. “Sometimes a fella asks me, what do tents, “Sponsored by Verizon.” Indeed, even the great workshop to attend! Held on Tuesday Media has thousands of CDs, DVDs, and
you do when a lady catches your eye? So I says, unsuspecting Children’s Bookstore stage was an October 17th (from 10 - 11 am), the videos for UMBC students to borrow for
that depends on the lady,” he guffawed. I laughed, advertisement in disguise. I shouldn’t complain workshop will assist you with two invaluable free? The collection has been growing
then mumbled something about needing food. though, because no one harassed me for spending skills: how to best navigate UMBCworks considerably over the past few years. The
He was a friendly chap, but just a little creepy. money on beer instead of more weekend minutes. (UMBC’s new job search database) department, along with SGA and GSA,
The Italian sausage I bought was good, but Truly, strange characters, paperbacks, corporations and how to increase your strategies for has bought thousands of dollars worth of
was it ﬁve dollars good? Honestly, the festival was and all, the festival was a unique experience. I interviewing so that you can gain insight on feature ﬁlms and contemporary music.
free and the books I bought were 50 cents apiece; hope to return next year and maybe that time I’ll
my meager meal cost more than the entire rest of actually meet some authors instead of wasting my
the day. At least it was tasty. money on food and wrinkled paperbacks.
My only real complaint about the festival is
that some of the vendors seemed out of place. In Ryan Dorrill is a Staff Writer for The
fact, for an artsy festival that was largely populated Retriever Weekly. He can be reached for comment
by poor college types, it seemed unusually at email@example.com.
18 Arts & Entertainment October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
Lost season three answers
questions, builds mystery
line and deals with Jack, Kate, and Sawyer in
AARON CLARK captivity by the others in a station known as
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer “The Hydra”, the fifth station to be revealed
so far. The Hydra’s purpose is somewhat
Be warned, this article somewhat acts as unclear, however it is partially underwater,
a synopsis of the season premiere of Lost’s with tanks for research on Sharks and
third season. If you didn’t catch its initial Dolphins. Above ground are cages that
airing, or if you intend to see it by other were used to hold bears. The episode
means in the immediate future, this article follows the different conditions the three
may contain spoilers. face. Jack is held down in the tanks, while
Much like the second season premiere, Juliet probes him for information, resulting
the third season premiere turned everything in his flashbacks which frame the episode.
on its head within the first few minutes of Meanwhile Kate experiences slightly unusual
the episode. The episode opens with Juliet, treatment as she is given a shower, dress,
portrayed by Elizabeth Mitchell, preparing and treated to breakfast on the beach before
for a book club meeting. During which, an being taken back to The Hydra to be placed [Courtesy of ABC]
Surprise Party: Jack (Matthew Fox) and company meet a new group of friends on the island.
argument over the merit of the work discussed in a bear cage opposite Sawyer.
is cut short by what appears to be a moderate Aside from Jack’s flashbacks, which give Sanchez as Nikki and Rodrigo Santo as reunited? These are the questions that keep
earthquake. As the quake subsides, everyone insight into his divorce, the story remains Paulo, who have yet to be revealed. Micheal us in suspense from week to week. We can
exits the house to investigate. Amongst the at the Hydra. We see nothing of the hatch and Walt, portrayed by Harold Perrineau Jr. certainly look forward to watching the world
confused and curious people exiting their or the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors, nor do and Malcolm David Kelley have not been of Lost unfold.
homes in the small town, we catch a glimpse we see what became of Michael and Walt. stated as returning as principle characters at The first two seasons of Lost are currently
of Ben, previously known as Henry Gale and And the most enigmatic loose end from the this time. available on DVD from Buena Vista Home
portrayed by Michael Emerson, leading us season 2 finale, in which two men in an Season 3 has many things to offer Entertainment.
to believe that we are viewing a flashback outpost of sorts call Desmond’s former love and many questions to be answered. Did
to establish his backstory. However, as the interest Penelope to tell her that they “found Michael and Walt manage to escape back to Aaron Clark is the Retriever Weekly’s
people look skyward to see Oceanic Flight it”, has yet to be addressed. civilization? What happened to the hatch and Lost-obsessed staff writer. He’s been known to
815 breaking apart high overhead, we realize The indications are that this season will those within it during its manual override? sport Lost icons online and burst into fits of
we are seeing a flashback of a different sort, follow the Others beyond their facade, and What will be the result of Sayid, Jin, and Sun’s anger when he has to wait three weeks for a
and that we are seeing the Others for who explain how they are connected to the Dharma voyage around the island? What is Penelope new episode. You can call him a whiny little
they are. Ben calls for Goodwin and Ethan, initiative. Minor characters returning as searching for, and how is it connected to brat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and tells them to infiltrate and investigate principle characters are Henry Ian Cusick Desmond on the island? Who are the others
the people of the crash, and to return with as Desmond and Michael Emerson as Ben. and how are the connected to Dharma
lists. Joining the cast as principle characters are initiative? What other stations exist on the
The episode returns to the main time Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, as well Kiele island? Will Alex and Danielle Rousseau be
Tuesday, October 17
8 p.m. (preview)
Wednesday, October 18
8 p.m. (opening night)
Thursday, October 19
4 p.m. (free for the UMBC
Friday, October 20
5 p.m. (special performance
for UMBC alumni)
Saturday, October 21
Sunday, October 22
F. Walker All performances will be
held in the UMBC Theatre.
Admission: $10 general
admission, $5 students and
directed by Colette Searls seniors, $3 for the preview.
Ticket proceeds benefit
October 17 – 22, 2006 the Department of Theatre
by calling x52476. Cash
or check accepted at
the Theatre Box Office.
THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY October 10, 2006 Arts & Entertainment 19
Questions Q. I’m a sophomore and I live on campus during the semester but my permanent address is still at home with my parents. My
mother has been pestering me since I moved in to the dorms to do a major re-hauling of my old room; I’m a packrat and haven’t thrown
anything away since elementary school. Now she is threatening to go through all of my stuff herself. I deﬁnitely don’t want my mother
to inspect all my belongings and throw them away, but I don’t want to make the effort of cleaning my room either. How do I get her
to leave my room alone?
A. The only guaranteed way to be certain that your mother won’t go throw away all your things is to do it yourself. This is basically a
college equivalent of “You have to clean your room before you can leave the house” except that now the only leverage your mom has is your
sentimental attachment to that trophy you won for kickball in third grade. The upside is that you really don’t have to worry about all of your things being thrown away tomorrow. If
your mother has been complaining about this since you moved to college and you’re a sophomore, chances are she is just hoping her threats will work. She has absolutely no desire to
clean your room herself; she simply wants it to be clean. The best idea for both you and your mother would be if you go home and organize all your stuff there: she’ll be happy and
you can keep your stuff, even that glow in the dark yo-yo from Jump Rope for Heart. The best benefit though is that it will be a lot easier to deal with it now than when you move
everything back home for the summer. One weekend of effort is definitely worth not having to live out of your suitcase for three months.
Q. My roommate and her boyfriend are inseparable. At the beginning of the semester I made the mistake of saying I was alright with him visiting overnight, even
weekends; now he is here 24/7. He’s a nice enough guy, but I want my room back! I feel guilty going back on the permission I originally gave and I don’t want to alienate
my roommate, but I don’t know what else to do.
A. There is a section on your roommate agreement that asks how you will deal with resolving problems. It’s there for a reason. When originally asked, you had no problem with
your roommate’s boyfriend visiting overnight. Now though, you have a completely different issue to deal with. So deal with it, the way you said you would handle things like this.
You aren’t reneging on a promise by requesting that he doesn’t come over quite as often, since you are still fine with having him over on occasion. More than likely your roommate
will realize (once you mention it to her) that every night of the week is a bit excessive to be taking advantage of your hospitality. Your problem isn’t her or her boyfriend, so there is
no need for your comments to be taken personally. Even if she does get annoyed at the request, the most likely reaction is that she won’t want to be around you. Since that’s what you
wanted in the first place, in a backwards sort of way you still win.
Please send your questions to email@example.com.
Former Miami Herald writer Dave Barry talks with The
Retriever about retirement, being in a rock band
from DAVE BARRY, page 16. thought it was a terrific idea, and I was able DB: OK, for one thing, you wear your MM: So, what is the best name for a
to persuade him, using a cattle prod set on hats backward, which I do NOT get. Also rock band?
write books and blog on your website. What “medium,” to let me co-write it. a lot of your music sucks. You know that, DB: Jimmy Music and the Stomach
drives you to continue to write? MM: Which of these is the biggest right? Of course, my parents’ generation Contents.
DB: I have no other skills. You should threat to society: snakes, squirrels or low- thought my generation’s music sucked also, MM: Finally, what advice would you
see me attempt to repair a toilet. flow toilets? so there’s that. But at least we wear our hats give to the students here at UMBC?
MM: How did your collaboration with DB: I have to go with squirrels. People correctly. DB: I think you should find out what
Ridley Pearson on Peter and the Starcatchers know snakes and low-flow toilets are evil, MM: Would you consider a sequel to “UMBC” stands for. Because I, for one,
come about? but squirrels still have most of humanity Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs? Seriously, have no idea.
DB: We’re in a rock band together, fooled. there are songs that come out every week
and unlike good bands, where everybody MM: As a child of the Vietnam War that make the lyrics to “I am, I said” by Neil Matt Morrison is a Retriever Weekly
ends up hating everybody else, we’re a bad era, what are some of the things that my Diamond look brilliant. Contributing Writer. He can be reached for
band, so we’ve become friends. He had this generation does that makes you want to DB: That’s the problem. Bad songs comment at firstname.lastname@example.org
idea to write a prequel to Peter Pan, and I bang your head against a wall? have become pretty much the norm.
Rober t Jones
20 Arts & Entertainment October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
The Ofﬁce premiere Old blues and rockabilly
provides un-PC laughs roots carry Bob Dylan’s new
from THE OFFICE, page 15.
seeing Jim; and Jim unable to do anything
about his feelings. The second season ﬁnale
album, Modern Times
along Michael to the hospital, hilarity, as they saw our leading man ﬁnally confessing himself
say, ensues. to Pam, only to be feebly rejected. Pam was Retriever Weekly Contributing Writer
Hurricane Katrina and the state of all the areas
However, The Ofﬁce is rarely so broad. affected and broke off her engagement too affected, as the title suggests. “Some people on
Instead, the show works primarily in eccentric late; Jim had already transferred to another Well, it looks like rock music’s greatest poet the road carrying everything they own” is a vivid
shades and life-like nuance. There’s pathos branch. This season, the two have yet to talk, has done it again. Selling 192,000 copies in its ﬁrst image that captures the way a nation felt. Dylan’s
to be found in the pathetic Michael. His and the absence of their dynamic results in a week of release, Bob Dylan’s new album Modern writing also contains numerous allusions to the
political incorrectness (in the third season creatively brave strain on the characters and Times, released August 29, 2006, is a musical Bible with lyrics like “I am a-tryin’ to love my
opener, “Gay Witch Hunt,” he ﬁnds no the Scranton ofﬁce environment. infusion of his blues and folk/rock background. neighbor and do good unto others” and “beyond
problem in referring to his Ofﬁce-mates as Sometimes all of this realism is frustrating; After a career spanning over four decades, this is the horizon across the divide.” Lines like these
“faggy”) and visions of grandiosity (Michael after all, wouldn’t viewing be easier if we could Dylan’s thirty-ﬁrst album that he wrote and even make Dylan’s poetry hit more to home and give
once memorably remarked, “Would I rather write Michael off, or if Pam could run to Jim’s produced under the pseudonym Jack Frost, a the music a more relatable quality that’s tender
be feared or loved? Both. I want people to be new ofﬁce and jump into his open arms? Even name that he has used in the past. A follow up to and soothing.
afraid of how much they love me”) are off-set Dwight’s wackiness is grounded in his nerves his last album Love and Theft, some critics have Modern Times is also recognizable for its
by his lonesomeness, his true desire to please and sense of child-like wonder. Maybe this been calling Modern Times the ﬁnal work in a stand out instrumentation and musicianship.
others, and subtle glimpses at his humanity. careful attention to characterization is best trilogy. Dylan recorded the album with his touring band,
When Michael tells Jim to “never, ever, ever explained by the unique contributions of The As a semi-new Dylan fan (yes, I am ashamed which gives the songs more of a raw, live quality, a
give up” on his feelings for receptionist Pam Ofﬁce’s many writer-actors. Paul Lieberstein to admit), I can’t really compare Modern Times to sound that is enhanced by Dylan’s graveled voice.
(Jenna Fischer), despite the fact that she’s set writes and plays hangdog Human Resources any of his previous music besides a couple brief Standard guitar, piano, and percussion are used, as
to marry another man, Michael is advising Jim representative Toby, Mindy Kaling giggly encounters with songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind” well as violin and bass in a few songs. And at the
as much as he is revealing his own struggle to Kelly, and B.J. Novak temp-turned-salesman and “Like a Rolling Stone,” I had only been end of “Spirit on the Water,” there is a signature
be understood. Ryan. Even Carell himself penned an episode. exposed to Dylan the writer, but after listening to Dylan harmonica solo.
The Jim-Pam storyline is perhaps the These intelligent individuals have written lines this album, I can say I am truly converted. For all its good points, there are only a few
most deﬁnitive reminder that The Ofﬁce is and been immersed into the world of their As I know he has done in the past, Dylan songs on Modern Times that just aren’t my taste.
not your average Thursday night sitcom. The words, and often this added insight shows. seamlessly combines old blues with rockabilly “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and “Beyond the Horizon”
characters’ connection has in past episodes The Ofﬁce is a place of dreams deferred, roots, neatly entwining his poetry into the mix. are two songs that are just too twangy country for
grounded the Scranton ofﬁce of Dunder- but never without glimmers of hope and You can hear the inﬂuence of legendary blues me, but again this is only a matter of preference.
Mifﬂin Paper Company as the two play humor. As Jim once implored Pam, “You’ve singer Muddy Waters in more than one of the Lyrically, these songs are impressive, as is the rest
pranks on Dwight (moving his entire desk got to take a chance on something some songs. “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” is originally a Muddy of the album.
into the men’s room, or putting his personal time.” Until that time comes, the wait is a fun Waters song and is musically the same, though Overall, this record has a relaxed, layed-back
effects in a vending machine, for a couple and fascinating one. Maybe growing up isn’t Dylan creates his own new verses. “Workingman’s feel of a man who has been through a multitude
of classic examples), charming each other so bad after all. Blues #2” is a song with similar inﬂuences that of experiences and has wisened over the years.
as they charmed viewers. Most sitcoms play After an Emmy victory for Best Comedy talks about the difﬁculties in making minimum The lyrics speak from the heart and mind of a
romance as a game of “opposites attract,” the in August, The Ofﬁce airs at 8:30 on NBC wage and living paycheck to paycheck saying “tell brilliant man, who at 65, isn’t slowing down any
target couple squabbling and ranting into a every Thursday night. The ﬁrst two seasons me now, am I wrong in thinking that you have time soon.
relationship, but Jim and Pam are genuinely are available on DVD. forgotten me.” This album is almost a narrative
best friends. And they’re portrayed with a about the American spirit from the perspective of Sarah Evans is a Contributing Writer for The
painful kind of realness: Pam settled into a Katrina Cohen is a Contributing Writer for a wise man. Retriever Weekly. She can be reached for comment
long-term relationship, inertia preventing her The Retriever Weekly. She can be reached for Another song, “The Leeve’s Gonna Break” at email@example.com.
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The Early November guitarist talks about music, blogs
from EARLY NOVEMBER, page 15.
song writing process? The whole song is a satire on itself; it’s very again Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Zombies,
JM: Basically, Ace writes the bulk of tongue-in-cheek in that it’s a very pop-y song The Beach Boys were all in the 60’s. It’s so
to see a ton of great bands, you get to play the songs, 98% of it, words included and with trombone solos... So we just wanted to hard to choose but I would have to go with
potentially in front of 50,000 people a day, everything, he comes to practice and plays make the lead run his normal, daily routine the 60’s.
depending on how many people show up. the song and at that point we all add what or his perfect life in this 50’s style town and TRW: What if you could only listen to
You have a great potential there but doing the we think would sound cool at any particular this is the day that he realizes that everything’s one genre of music?
tour in general is very hard, it’s a lot of work, part. Basically just work like that until the programmed, that everyone’s being fake, that JM: I would have to go with pop music.
especially for the crew members of the band, song is formed and we have our new song. none of this is real, and this was the day that Not pop music in the sense of Britney Spears,
the merch people who are out there from 9 TRW: If you could collaborate with they had to shut him down because he was but pop songs in the sense of good, smart pop
AM to 10 PM all day long in 110-degree heat anyone, alive or dead, who would it be? going to spoil the town’s perfect vibe. songs, like a Ben Folds song. So I would have
sometimes. So it’s definitely a lot more work JM: I know Ace would like to say TRW: You have a blog that you link to go with good, smart pop rock.
involved, but there’s also a lot more potential Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, I would like to to your band’s website. Is there a particular TRW: What if you could only listen to
benefit as far as how many people are actually collaborate with Paul McCartney, Jeff would reason that you decided to make it so one song?
there. say Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind, accessible to the fans? JM: One song forever? Oh, geez, I would
TRW: I’ve heard of Warped Tour as and Sergio would say Flea of The Red Hot JM: Yes, Jeff and I both like to post on have to go with my number one choice, “In
“summer camp for bands without those Chili Peppers. And Phil would say Jeff the blogs and post on the message boards and My Life” by The Beatles.
annoying counselors”. Would you agree or Tweedy of Wilco. journals on our website, just because when we TRW: Is there anything else you would
disagree with that statement? TRW: What about going on tour with were really into bands like Jimmy Eat World, like to say to your fans here in Baltimore?
JM: Oh, there are definitely annoying whomever you wanted to? they would constantly be posting what they JM: Baltimore’s really great to us, we
counselors. It’s a lot more tight-ship than you JM: I would love to go on tour with did that day, and as boring as it was, it gave appreciate it, it’s always been really good,
would think a punk rock summer camp would Jimmy Eat World, Ace would love to go on you a little more insight into how that band and we can’t wait to see you guys at that
be, there’s a lot of rules and regulations, so tour with Pearl Jam, and...actually, we’ve were as people. We think that’s important, new club, I think it’s called the Ram’s Head?
there’s “counselors” in a way, but I definitely gotten to tour with a lot of bands I’ve always plus it’s a good place to recommend some We’ve never been there and we’re excited to
agree with that, you know it’s a big summer wanted to tour with so at this point, anyone cool things to people who read it. play there. My friend who lives in Baltimore
camp for stinky, sweaty dudes. who’s a good band. TRW: I saw your list of one hundred told me it’s fantastic, so we can’t wait to see it
TRW: If you could see any band in TRW: In the music video for your song favorite songs, and I noticed that it had a and hang out in Baltimore.
concert, at any point in their career, who “Hair” you basically see a perfect 1950’s good mix of older music with contemporary The Early November will be at the Ram’s
would it be and why? existence fall apart. What was the thinking music. If you only had to choose to listen to Head on November 11.
JM: By far The Beatles when they behind this? one era of music, which would it be?
released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club JM: I actually wrote the treatment for JM: I think about that question a lot Gaby Arevalo is a Staff Writer for The
Band.” That’s when they stopped touring but that video, so basically I listened to the song actually, that’s a really tough question, I Retriever Weekly. She can be reached for
I would have loved to have seen them right a bunch and Ace and I talked about the song would have to say the 1960’s just barely comment at email@example.com.
around that time. Also Nirvana, right around a bit, and the song is about being fake to outweigh of the 1990’s, you know, I grew up
1993. someone just to get ahead and keep things in the 90’s so that has a really special place
TRW: What can you tell us about your smooth, and just being fake in general. as far as nostalgia goes with music, but then
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SAAC meeting discusses games, This Week in Sports
giveaways and Midnight Madness Tuesday, October 10, 2006
athletes on campus. Volleyball vs. Georgetown (Away) at 7:00 pm
TIM CONWAY Then next Friday, Oct. 20, SAAC is declaring
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer a Black and Gold Spirit Day. One hundred tickets
will be given to each varsity team and team members Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The Student-Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC) held its will distribute these tickets to anyone they see who is Men’s Soccer vs. Binghamton at 3:00 pm
second general meeting of the year this past Sunday and discussed wearing black and gold in order to promote school
some important events for students and student-athletes alike. spirit. Tickets will be given out until 5 pm, when a
As you might have noticed from all the signs around the RAC drawing will be held to determine the winner(s) of the Thursday, October 12, 2006
and hopefully the entire campus, this Friday, Oct. 13 is Midnight special secret prize; the winner(s) will be announced in Women’s Soccer vs. Binghamton at 4:00 pm
Madness. Each year, the Athletic Department puts together a festival the Tuesday morning edition of The Retriever Weekly.
of fun games and a pep rally to usher in the new year for UMBC
Athletics teams. Tim Conway is a staff writer for The Retriever Friday, October 13, 2006
This year, the theme is Halloween and the fun starts at 10 Weekly. He can be reached for comment at sports@trw. Volleyball vs. New Hampshire at 4:30 pm
pm and goes until 12:30 pm. Games and giveaways will be held in umbc.edu.
the RAC. There will be food, performances, even a dodgeball game
between a nationally recognized team and the frats and student- Saturday, October 14, 2006
Midnight Madness kicks off 2006-
Field Hockey vs. Albany at 12:00 pm
Cross Country @ William & Mary Invitational
2007 basketball season Friday Sunday, October 15, 2006
Women’s Soccer vs. Vermont (Away) at 1:00 pm
Under first year head coach Randy Monroe, Volleyball vs. Binghamton (Away) at 2:00 pm
ALEXANDER PYLES the men’s basketball team struggled through
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer 2005-06. At one point, his team’s lackluster play
caused Monroe to ban the men’s basketball team inch closer to Albany, who won the AEC last season and
Basketball preseason officially kicks off this Friday in from the locker room for a week-long stretch in January. nearly upset #1 seed Connecticut in the first round of the
the RAC during Midnight Madness, the annual celebration Women’s basketball, meanwhile, enjoyed an up and NCAA Tournament last season.
of the beginning of NCAA basketball practices held at most down but feel-good season, starting the year going 6-1 and
Division I schools across the country. going 15-13 overall before losing in overtime in the first Alexander Pyles is the sports editor for The Retriever
Aside from celebratory activities, the 2006-07 men and round of the conference tournament. Weekly. He can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
women basketball teams will be announced Friday night, Women’s basketball will be looking to build upon their edu.
with each team coming off very different seasons. winning record last season, while the men’s team will try to
Women’s soccer still winless in America East play
The teams were at a stalemate in the first half, until Ashley Nuessle picked up six. While the Retrievers’ playoff
TIM CONWAY Barrera started off the scoring with a shot over senior hopes may be all but lost, there’s still time to pick the
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer goalkeeper Robin Babaris at the 42:10 mark. The Great season back up. So come out to UMBC Soccer Stadium this
Danes added another tally, when Ashley Tirabassi, who Thursday, when they take on the Bearcats from Binghamton
The match was anyone’s game after UMBC sophomore assisted on Barrera’s first goal, booted one in from 25 yards at 4 pm.
midﬁelder Kali Schwartz scored off a penalty to kick to cut out at 58:00.
Albany’s lead in half and make the score 2-1 in the 67th minute. The Retrievers were out shot by small margin of 16-14, Tim Conway is a Retriever Weekly staff writer. He can be
Nevertheless, the Great Danes (5-9-1, 2-3-0 AE) prevailed after but were only awarded one corner kick to Albany’s five in reached for comment at email@example.com.
Diana Barrera scored off her own rebound in the 83rd minute, 90:00 of play.
to make the ﬁnal score 3-1, in favor of Albany. Babaris picked up nine saves, while Albany’s goalkeeper,
Athlete of the Week: Ashley Oscars
and 2005 Kern’s County All-Area team. LAST WEEK: Oscars tallied 16
ALEXANDER PYLES She was also named her high school’s best kills and a .406 hitting percentage as the
Retriever Weekly Editorial Staff athlete and was a top recruiting target for Retriever volleyball team won its first
UMBC in the offseason. conference home game of the season.
Freshman outside hitter Ashley On October 2, Oscars was named
Oscars has gotten off to a great start in the AEC Volleyball Rookie of the Week THIS WEEK: Oscars and the
her collegiate career for UMBC, and is for the fourth week in a row. Along with Retrievers travel to Georgetown October
receiving conference-wide recognition for freshman Kira Giles, and reigning AEC 10 before returning home for a conference
doing so. Rookie of the Year Sarah Ball, Oscars has match-up versus New Hampshire on
Out of Bakersfield, CA, Oscars formed the backbone of a young team Friday, October 13.
finished her prep career with a win in that has been improving each week of the
the 2006 USA Junior Girls’ Volleyball season. Alexander Pyles is the Sports Editor for
Championship as a member of the Statistically, Oscars ranks sixth in The Retriever Weekly. He can be reached
TCA Volleyball Club team. Coming the conference in hitting percentage, and for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
out of Liberty High School in southern third in kills.
California, Oscars was named to the 2004
24 Sports October 10, 2006 THE RETRIEVER WEEKLY
Intramurals notebook: Rain delays championship
against SAE (3-1-0), who ﬁnished third overall, No. 5 Don’t Kick Me defeated No. 4 Wallin Out, match, while the No. 6 Slackers upset the No. 3
TIM CONWAY on Monday, Oct. 2. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the 5-0, and the No. 6 Skulls defeated No. 3 KTF, Sand Pipers, 5-4. The No. 6 Slackers were defeated
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer No. 4 Futbolers defeated #5 Liverpool, 3-2, and 4-3, in a double overtime match, on Wednesday, by the No. 2 Bollocks, 8-1, and No. 1 Don’t Kick
No. 3 SAE defeated No. 6 EZ Shirts, 2-1. The Oct. 4. No. 1 Pi Kappa Phi handled No. 5 Don’t Me earned a freebie to the championship game
The regular season for the Shortﬁeld Soccer No. 4 Futbolers played, and were defeated by, No. Kick Me, 6-1, and No. 2 UF UMBC defeated the after a win by forfeit over the No. 4 Bucky Ballers
7’s ended this past week on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and 1 Shawyah, 5-0, on Thursday, Oct. 5, while No. No. 6 Skulls, 2-0, on Thursday, Oct. 5 to earn on Thursday, Oct. 5. The Coed championship
the Playoffs began on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The 3 SAE was victorious against the No. 2 On Fire bids in the championship match scheduled for game between No. 1 Don’t Kick Me and the No.
championship games for all divisions, however, Barracudas, 2-1, in a double overtime match. SAE today at 12 pm. 2 Bollocks is Tuesday at 1 pm.
were rained out and have been rescheduled for and Shawyah will play for the Men’s Premier title Finally, in the Coed League, Don’t Kick Me Full results from the season can be found
Tuesday, Oct. 10. today at 3 pm. posted a perfect 4-0-0 record for the regular season at http://www.umbc.edu/athletics/Recreation/
In the Men’s Premier division, Shawyah The Men’s Recreational League regular title, with a 9-1 win against the Bucky Ballers (2- Intramurals.
ended the regular season with a perfect 4-0-0 season title went to Pi Kappa Phi who posted at 2-0) on Tuesday Oct. 3. The Ballers also picked
record, after picking up a win by forfeit against 3-0-1 record after a 3-3 tie with UF UMBC (2- up a win by forfeit against the Chrust Punchers Tim Conway is a Retriever Weekly Staff
the ELC Football Club (1-3-0) on Tuesday, 0-2) on Monday, Oct. 2. Wallin Out (1-1-2) also (1-2-0) on Monday, Oct. 2. In playoff action Writer. He can be reached for comment at
Oct. 3. Right behind them were the On Fire picked up a win by forfeit against Team OJ (0- on Wednesday, Oct. 4, the No. 4 Bucky Ballers email@example.com.
Barracudas (3-0-1) who picked up a win by forfeit 4-0) on Monday, Oct. 2. In playoff competition, defeated No. 5 CRFC, 3-0, in a double overtime
Win some, lose some: Soccer splits conference games
the second period. Within four minutes of the start grand fashion against winless Maine. their ﬁrst conference victory of the year with
ZAK BRATCHER of the second half, the Seawolves broke through UMBC dominated the ﬁrst half of play, out an impressive goal. Sophomore Kevin Gnatiko
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer with a goal. Junior Michael Palacio placed a free shooting the Black Bears 10-1. In the 25th minute, dribbled through several Maine defenders and
kick into the box that senior Adam Ciklic headed senior David Feazell’s corner kick was met by a spotted a streaking Mezzadra who buried the ball
The UMBC men’s soccer team looked to in from eight yards out. Not long after, in the 65th perfectly-positioned Mezzadra, who knocked in into the back of the net. The goal was Mezzadra’s
make up ground in the America East by traveling minute, Stony Brook increased their lead to 2-0. the goal to give the Retrievers a 1-0 lead. UMBC second of the day and team-leading ninth of the
on the road this past week to play the two last-place Junior Mahamadou Simpara – in what appeared was on the verge of posting their ﬁrst shutout of season, giving the Retrievers a much-needed 2-1
conference teams: Stony Brook on Wednesday to be an incidental handball situation – was able the season, but Maine was able to knot the score double overtime victory.
and Maine on Sunday. The Retrievers suffered a to knock redshirt junior Tamer Mohamed’s corner at one goal a piece with less than 30 seconds left With the loss and win last week, UMBC
2-0 defeat at the hands of the Seawolves in their kick into the back of the net. in the match. Again on a corner kick, this time moves up one spot from last week – seventh
opening match of the week, but they rebounded UMBC had a few strong chances to get back sophomore Martin John connected on senior to sixth – with a 1-2-2 record in America East
over the weekend with a 2-1 double overtime in the game later in the second half, but junior Cooper Friend’s service to send the ballgame into Conference play (4-7-3 overall). The Retrievers
victory over the Black Bears. goalkeeper Rick Skoblicki made ﬁve saves on overtime. host the third place Binghamton Bearcats at 3 pm
UMBC was forced to compete against the the afternoon towards the Stony Brook shutout, The ﬁrst overtime period nearly ended in on Wednesday at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
defending America East champion Seawolves including a save of sophomore Dan Bulls’ header devastation for UMBC, as Maine freshmen Marc
without their leading scorer, senior Kevin from point-blank range and an impressive defense Goulet and Kenny Caceros both ripped shots that Zak Bratcher is a Retriever Weekly staff writer.
Mezzadra. Mezzadra had accumulated ﬁve yellow of net of junior Bryan Moffa’s 25-yard rocket. ricocheted off the crossbar. Fortunately for the He can be reached for comment at sports@trw.
cards in previous matches and was resigned to With the 2-0 win over UMBC, Stony Brook Retrievers, the game progressed into the second umbc.edu.
sitting on the sidelines on Wednesday. earned their ﬁrst victory in conference play. overtime period still undecided.
Though the ﬁrst half ended scoreless, Stony On Saturday, Kevin Mezzadra returned to Within less than one minute from the start
Brook was able to gain momentum heading into the Retriever lineup and made his presence felt in of the second overtime, UMBC was able to earn
Field hockey loses tough game to #21 Boston University
shot would have given the ladies in black and gold attempts Boston made to score. 20 minutes after Ever the optimist, Retriever head coach,
GREG SMITH a 1-0 lead, but the ball was an inch off course. the Retriever’s defensive response, the persistent Lauren Fuchs, said “Although no one likes to lose,
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer The ball bounced of the goal post, becoming the BU Terrier, Pam Spuehler, attacked. Spuehler it was good for us to see that kind of speed, and all
only shot recorded for UMBC at Jack Barry Field took three shots in six minutes, goalkeeper Benitez we can do is work harder and get better.”
Saturday, October 7, the Retriever’s women’s on Saturday. saved the ﬁrst shot and her second ball went wide. Next week’s game will be on Saturday,
ﬁeld hockey team competed against the Boston Sadly, only minutes after the Retrievers put However the third shot was burned in from ten October 14 on the Retrievers’ home turf at 12
University Terriers. The 1 pm game was the second a shot on the board, the Terriers responded. Pam yards out, giving BU a 4-0 lead at half. pm. Once again, the ladies in black and gold
American East Conference game of the season for Spuehler assisted her fellow Terrier teammate, The Retrievers were doomed to follow much will be the “Underdogs,” competing against the
the Retrievers. A more unbalanced competition Haley Robinson, in scoring the ﬁrst point of the of the same rhythm as the ﬁrst half, which BU’s University of Albany, whose record in regular
could not have been planned. Boston University day. Three minutes later Boston rallied when Amy Sarah Shute demonstrated after scoring in the ﬁrst season is 9-3. Good luck ladies.
entered the game 12-1, while our lady Retrievers’ Seaman scored a follow up goal making the score 39 seconds of the half. During the 35-minute half,
record was 1-9. Although trailing by national 3-0. Again, just over three minutes later BU’s the Terriers assaulted the Retriever’s goal, shooting Greg Smith is a Retriever Weekly staff writer.
ranking, UMBC was the ﬁrst on the board with a Sarah Shute, who is ranked third in the America 15 of their game total, 22 shots, while capitalizing He can be reached for comment at sports@trw.
shot on the Terrier’s goal. East Conference for points scored per game, on ﬁve of them. The ﬁnal score of Saturday’s game umbc.edu.
Just 44 seconds into the game, junior forward knocked one in for an early hat-trick. was Boston, 9 UMBC, 0. Benitez recorded four
Jessica Smith of the Retrievers obtained a penalty Mid-way through the half the UMBC saves while allowing ﬁve goals in 50:24 minutes of
corner. The Retrievers’ ball possession resulted in defense, with the help of goalkeeper Ashley play while Tag had one save while allowing four
the ﬁrst shot of the day from Julie Moore. Moore’s Benitez and defender Kristi Troster, thwarted three goals in 19:36 minutes.
Who says there’s no football at UMBC?
and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. There were The ﬁrst game set of games was between one turnout and we just had fun.” When talking to
ADRIENNE HAWKINS also groups of UMBC students that participated of the Que teams and Morgan’s intramural football the Alphas about their defeat, the president had
Retriever Weekly Contributing Writer in the afternoon festivities. The event started team. The next game was between the two groups this to say: “We had problems with organization.
quite casually with all in attendance mixing and of UMBC students, Team One and Team Two. Next time our offense will have plays made,
On Sunday, October 1, the brothers of mingling under the hot afternoon sun with the The winner of both of these games then faced off because we can’t just go off the top of our head.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted their ﬁrst smell of hot dogs, hamburgers, and the sound of in a championship game for a cash prize. After the [The Ques] had a good game plan, but next time
annual Old Gold Football Classic. It was a bright loud music in the air. Ques and Team Two won their respective games, we won’t loose.”
and sunny Sunday afternoon full of food, fun, According to DeLeon Gray, president of they then had each other to answer to. At the end At the end of the day, both participators and
and football....that’s right, football on UMBC’s UMBC’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, of the game, Team Two took home the victory spectators had a good time at the event. There was
campus. For anyone who has ever complained Inc., the purpose of this event was to cater to an for UMBC. After that, everyone was anticipating a large turnout of the UMBC population, as well
about the lack of football on campus, all they had aspect of UMBC that is missing. This was an the ﬁnal showdown between the Alphas and the as several people who stopped by brieﬂy on their
to do was walk past Erickson ﬁeld on that cheerful event that could rally school spirit while at the Ques. The Alpha’s boasted that they would school walk past Erickson Field. The Old Gold Football
afternoon and enjoy. same time promote physical ﬁtness. “Our students the Ques in “Football 101” while the Ques were classic can be considered a success, and hopefully
Students who were participating in the may be prepared mentally, but there also needs to sure that they would bark their way to victory. the start of an ongoing tradition at UMBC.
event came from a variety of schools, including be an emphasis on being prepared physically as After it was all said and done, it was the
College Park, Bowie, and Towson. There were well. We want to be the upper echelon of students Ques whose bark matched their bite, as they Adrienne Hawkins is a contributing writer
several organizations on hand for the event, in both intellect and ﬁtness.” Gray also said that kept the Alphas scoreless throughout the whole for The Retriever Weekly. She can be reached for
such as Morgan State University’s intramural there were more events like the Old Gold Football game. Aaron Smalls, a member of Omega Psi comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
football team, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Classic that are going to be held in the future. Phi Fraternity, Inc. said that, “There was a good
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America East Standings As of Oct. 8th
Men’s Soccer Standings Women’s Soccer Standings
America East Overall America East Overall
School W L T Pts. W L T % School W L T Pts. W L T %
Vermont 4 0 1 13 7 4 3 .607 Boston U. 4 0 1 13 11 2 2 .800
New Hampshire 3 2 0 9 8 4 2 .643 Hartford 4 0 0 12 6 8 0 .429
Binghamton 3 1 0 9 5 6 3 .464 Maine 2 2 0 6 10 2 1 .808
Albany 3 2 0 9 5 6 2 .462 Stony Brook 2 2 0 6 7 5 1 .577
Stony Brook 2 2 0 6 5 9 0 .357 Binghamtom 2 3 0 6 5 7 2 .429
UMBC 1 2 2 5 4 7 3 .393 Albany 2 3 0 6 5 7 2 .367
Boston U. 1 2 1 4 6 3 4 .615 New Hamp 2 3 0 6 4 8 0 .333
Hartford 1 3 0 3 3 5 4 .417 Ver,mont 1 2 1 4 3 8 2 .300
Maine 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 .000 UMBC 0 4 0 0 4 9 1 .321
Field Hockey Standings
America East Overall
America East Overall
School W L % W L %
School W L % W L % Stony Brook 3 0 1.000 8 13 .381
Albany 2 0 1.000 10 3 .769 Albany 3 1 .750 10 8 .556
Boston U. 2 0 1.000 7 4 .636 UMBC 2 1 .667 9 9 .500
Vermont 1 1 .500 6 5 .545 Stony Brook 2 1 .667 9 11 .450
Maine 1 1 .500 4 8 .333 Maine 2 2 .500 4 13 .235
UMBC 0 2 .000 1 10 .091 Hartford 0 4 .000 7 9 .438
New Hamp 0 2 .000 1 11 .083 New Hamp 0 3 .000 5 13 .278
Men’s Soccer Field Hockey
GOALS PER GAME GOALS
## Player-Team GP No. Avg/G ## Player-Team GP No. Avg/G
1.Kevin Mezzadra-UMBC 13 9 0.69 1.Michelle Simpson-ALBANY 12 12 1.00
2.Chris Banks-NEWHAMPS 14 9 0.64 2.Danielle Collins-VERMONT 10 9 0.90
3.Kenniel Martin-HARTFORD 11 5 0.45 3.Maegan Luce-VERMONT 10 8 0.80
4.Adam Ciklic-STONYBRO 13 5 0.38 4.Kelly McClintock-VERMONT 10 7 0.70
5.Jordan Crasilneck-VERMONT 14 5 0.36 Michele Polizois-ALBANY 12 7 0.58
David Feazell-UMBC 14 5 0.36
SAVES PER GAME ## Player-Team GP Saves GA SavePct
## Player-Team GP No. Avg/G ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1.Ashley Ross-ALBANY 11 47 12 .797
1.Steward Ceus-ALBANY 13 75 5.77 2.Rebecca Giroux-MAINE 8 61 19 .762
2.Giacomo Brunino-MAINE 12 61 5.08 3.Ashley Benitez-UMBC 7 25 8 .758
3.Roger Scully-VERMONT 12 51 4.25 4.Margaux Shute-NEWHAMPS 11 85 36 .702
4.Zach Riffett-BOSTONUN 12 45 3.75 5.Erin Hickey-VERMONT 8 67 30 .691
5.Brian Levey-NEWHAMPS 14 51 3.64
Steve King-UMBC 14 51 3.64
Women’s Soccer Volleyball
GOALS PER GAME KILLS (Minimum 2.00 per game)
## Player-Team GP No. Avg/G Player Team Cl G No. Per Game
1.Diana Barrera-ALBANY 14 7 0.50 1.Shelby Goldman ALBANY SR 66 312 4.73
2.Brooke Barbuto-STONYBRO 13 6 0.46 2.Morgan Sweany STONYBRO JR 72 316 4.39
Laura Harper-MAINE 13 6 0.46 3.Ashley Oscars UMBC FR 50 213 4.26
4.Meagan Riemer-HARTFORD 14 6 0.43 4.Jennifer Monroy HARTFORD JR 54 220 4.07
5.Jaclyn Rosada-ALBANY 15 6 0.40 5.Emmy Blouin NEWHAMPS JR 61 239 3.92
Farrell McClernon-BOSTONU 15 6 0.40
Jamie Dougherty-ALBANY 10 4 0.40 DIGS (Minimum 1.00 per game)
Player Team Cl G No. Per Game
SAVES PER GAME ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
## Player-Team GP No. Avg/G 1.Jennifer Wylie UMBC SR 65 353 5.43
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2.Alyse Lahti NEWHAMPS FR 62 250 4.03
1.Marisa Viola-STONYBRO 13 103 7.92 3.Claire Lindner STONYBRO SR 72 289 4.01
2.Kristie Bowers-BINGHAMT 14 82 5.86 4.Kristin Fiorillo ALBANY SR 65 245 3.77
3.Lynn Gugliuzza-NEWHAMPS 12 69 5.75 5.Sarah Ball UMBC SO 65 232 3.57
4.Robin Babaris-UMBC 7 40 5.71
5.Eliza Bradley-VERMONT 12 60 5.00
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as UMBC matched a season high 20 block squad was not going to disappoint. According recognized the impact her and her teammates
MATT HARMON assists previously attained versus Towson to Hargrove, “We just came ready to play, at the front of the net have as a unit. “The
Retriever Weekly Staff Writer and Portland State. Freshman outside hitter and we’re trying to do a better job defending blocking and getting in front of their hitters,
Ashley Hargrove and sophomore outside our floor, and having more pride in our really, shut the other team down, their hitters
On Tuesday, October 3, the UMBC hitter Sarah Ball lead the team individually in school.” For those who came out to witness were nervous, and we were able to predict
Retrievers (9-9) ventured to Loretto, that category, with five and four, respectively. the drubbing of the Maine University Black their offense more because we were blocking
Pennsylvania to play the St. Francis Red Senior libero Jennifer Wylie had one of the Bears, it was apparent that all three tasks they them.”
Flash (11-11) and showed no signs of wear best performances of the season, pouring in had achieved as UMBC put another one in The team plays the Georgetown Hoyas
and tear. Admittedly, some of the players 30 digs, raising her average to an America the win column. It was a four game path to (5-12) on Tuesday and on Sunday look
did experience some weariness from the road East Conference leading 5.43 per game. victory with scores of 30-15, 27-30, 30-26, forward to going to battle with the University
trip, having been playing in three different Spectators have now grown accustomed to and 30-23. Much like the match versus St. of New Hampshire Wildcats (5-13), with a
states over a period of five days. “We were Sarah Ball’s first rate performances; they Francis University, dominance came through capacity crowd to back them up.
all a little bit tired but we just had to push were treated to another double-double, Ball superb net play. Junior middle blocker
through it,” said sophomore middle blocker having made 12 kills and 11 digs. Not to be Amanda Willey had enough block assists to Matt Harmon is a Retriever Weekly
Ashley Hargrove. After a tough loss to Albany outdone herself, junior setter Stacy Carroll nearly match the Black Bear’s total and led staff writer. He can be reached for comment at
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to go on to best St. Francis in four games by the Red Flash had as a team. 41, doubling the previous season high of
scores of 30-24, 24-30, 30-23, and 30-15. Welcoming the UMBC Retrievers was 20. Although too humble to marvel over
Play at the net proved to be a factor a very full and equally vocal crowd and the her not-so-modest accomplishment, Willey
Mark Perdomo [Retriever Staff]
Bump, set, spike: Sarah Ball (18) and Ashley Hargrove (10) helped defend UMBC’s home court last Friday.