1 t h e Issue 10 Herald By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges December 3, 2004 VOLUME CXXVIII HWS Writes The Good News For Grads Melissa Sorrells just over 38 percent gave the job tion, economics, computer sci- Book On Jumpstart Copy Editor market those ratings.” There are reports of students who ence, computer engineering, marketing, chemical engineering, and information sciences and A Melissa Sorrells ccording to a new re are already juggling many job inter- News Contributor eracy educators, and it describes the port released by the views. The SouthBend Tribune, an systems. National Association Indiana newspaper, recently profiled Though NACE expects to see T he Pearson Publishing basics of working with young readers. Group recently released a Intervening for Literacy explains how of Colleges and Employers Eric Golden, a Bentley College senior a 13 percent increase in hiring book writ- children acquire lit- (NACE), the job market for college who is flourishing in this healthy job around May, H&WS students ten by some of eracy skills and how graduates this year will be consid- market. “I haven’t been to school in will probably not be strongly rep- H&WS’ very own. tutors can program les- erably healthier than last year be- the last three weeks because of my resented in that increase be- Education professors sons to make the most cause there are more higher pay- interview schedule,” Eric told the Tri- cause the Colleges do not offer Charles Temple and of the way children ing entry-level positions available. bune. many of the more industry-fo- Jim MaKinster wrote learn. The book’s aim Most of these job openings are in Experts assert that the many jobs cused majors that are being Intervening for Lit- is twofold: it acts as a the business, engineering, and openings have only a few causes, sought. eracy with help from guide for those work- computer-related fields. none of them having to do with eco- But all hope is not lost for stu- former student and ing with preschool chil- In a press release, Marilyn nomic recovery. Many job openings dents of the Colleges. Wayne assistant director of dren and for those who Mackes, NACE’s executive direc- in the financial sector are attributed Wallace, director of the career re- public service Jenna might want to move on tor, stated that, “We’re seeing a to new post-Enron regulations. Also, source center at the University Logue, former student to teaching or other number of positive indications that many companies are beginning to of Florida, told the SouthBend Lauren Buchmann, professions after the job market for new college anticipate an exodus of retiring baby Tribune that “any major” is in and Peace Corps they’ve volunteered. graduates is improving. For ex- boomers. high demand. “We have plenty trainer Gabriela Part of the proceeds ample, more than 80 percent of re- The report indicates that employ- of employers that say if you are Mrvova. President Gearan wrote the for Intervening for Literacy, which is sponding employers rated the job ers are mostly looking to hire stu- a college grad and want to ... forward to the 144-page paperback. going for about $20 on Amazon.com, market for new college graduates dents who majored in accounting, learn our business, we will take The book is geared toward stu- will be donated to the Jumpstart Pro- as good, very good, or excellent. electrical engineering, mechanical you from that point on.” dent volunteers, parents, and lit- gram. In comparison, last year at this time engineering, business administra- HWS President Confirmed by Senate for National Service Post Hobart and William Smith Col- Bill Clinton. “I am honored by the Senate’s Director of the Peace Corps. Ameri- nities - helping to solve community leges President Mark D. Gearan was For Gearan, the confirmation con- confirmation to this important cans are looking for ways to make a problems. AmeriCorps, the domes- recently confirmed by the United tinues a commitment to service that has Board and grateful to President difference and the Corporation ad- tic Peace Corps, engages more than States Senate to serve as a member been a constant throughout his pub- Bush for his nomination,” Gearan vances that ideal.”The Corporation 40,000 Americans in intensive, re- of the Board of Directors of the Cor- lic and private life. When named presi- said. “I look forward to advancing for National and Community Service, sults-driven service. Most poration for National and Commu- dent of HWS, Gearan was serving as the ethic of service in our country best known for overseeing AmeriCorps members are selected by nity Service. Gearan had been nomi- director of the Peace Corps in Wash- with the various streams of service AmeriCorps, engages Americans of and serve with local and national or- nated by President George W. Bush ington, D.C., a post he assumed in at the Corporation for National and all backgrounds in community-based ganizations like Habitat for Human- to serve on the Board that oversees 1995. Under his leadership, the Peace Community Service. I have seen service. Established in 1993, the Cor- ity, the American Red Cross, Big domestic service programs. He has Corps experienced a resurgence of in- the power of service among poration for National Service en- Brothers/Big Sisters, and Boys and served on the board since 2000 after terest. The Colleges also have pro- today’s young people as a college gages more than a million Americans Girls Clubs. being nominated by then President gressed under his guidance. president and from my tenure as each year in service to their commu- News Campus Life Op-Ed A&E Sports Good News For Meet The Herald Staff The Price A Thoughtful Review World Champions of Grads of Competition of Koshare America? 1 2 4 6 8 2 CAMPUS LIFE Music Notes: The Colleges’ Woodwind and String Ensembles will present their winter concert on Tuesday, December 7, 8:00 p.m., at St. John’s Chapel. The Woodwind Ensemble, directed by John Oberbrunner, will perform works by Rachmaninoff, Haydn, and others. The String Ensemble, directed by Andrew Zaplatynsky, will perform works by Mouret, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Handel. The concert is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of Music of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges. HEALTH HINTS FROM HUBBS of the Influenza season. There have Kleenex is not available, sneezing or Hadley Mongell, Editor-In-Chief I hope this editorial finds every- was just happy seeing them for just a short weekend because it had been Terri A. Hannan one settling in for the home stretch RPA-C, Hubbs Health Center been a few cases in our general area, coughing into a sleeve is recom- of this fall 2004 semester. It’s hard to so long. but none diagnosed on campus as mended. Stay away from others if believe that in a few short weeks we Also this Thanksgiving I braved It was a year ago during the first yet. We were unable to provide In- you are ill. This does not mean that will all be heading home again to our the worst travel day of the year with week of December that Influenza fluenza vaccine to healthy persons everyone with a simple cold should families and friends to celebrate the everyone else in the world and suf- began to emerge on our campus. The this year through the traditional “flu avoid class, but anyone with fever, holidays and ring in the New Year. I fered delay after delay with my first few cases were scattered, but shots,” but we do have a supply of chills, body aches, sore throat, or know I couldn’t stop reminding my- flights. I camped out and read like as the week worn on, it was obvious the live virus vaccine known as heavy cough SHOULD avoid direct self that it was really Thanksgiving everyone else in the airport for hours that an outbreak was imminent. So FluMist. contact with others. Hand sanitizer already and the New Year is just on end. Then when I was up in the many students experienced fever, FluMist is a vaccine developed is recommended for use on a routine around the corner. Where has the air, the short fifty-minute flight felt cough, body aches, and sore throats last year and recommended for basis after touching doorknobs and time gone? like ten years because I wanted to that we had to reserve the waiting healthy persons ages 5-49. It is not damp surfaces in bathrooms or din- This past Thanksgiving was dif- get home so badly. However one room for influenza-like symptoms an injection, but rather a nasal mist. ing tables. It is imperative not to ferent than any other for me because thing that might have accentuated only. A sign that directed healthy There are a few restrictions for the share utensils, cups or cans with this Thanksgiving was the first for this situation was the horrific wind students to the clinic’s back entrance live vaccine, but overall it is safe for anyone. If your intimate partner is my family in our new home in Maine. and weather of Sunday, my unfortu- met students needing health care use in the 5-49 year old age group. ill, stay out of his/her face. Respira- As you can imagine, it was a big nate case of pneumonia, and the services. We are selling the vaccine at Hubbs tory germs are hardy and remain in change from the hustle and bustle frightening sirens that went off in the In our best epidemiologic fash- for $25.00 a dose. It is a one-time the environment for hours. Persons of living on Long Island. The whole cabin during mid-flight ion, we tried to control the spread of vaccine and will be given on request with asthma, diabetes or chronic ill- experience of truly enduring “trains, turbulence…no…that didn’t help the virus further. We learned it is by the Hubbs staff. We prefer that ness should have received the tradi- planes, and automobiles” just to get too much. very hard to isolate students on a students bring cash to the clinic at tional flu vaccine. If you have un- home for the holidays made me real- Time just fascinates me. It can college campus especially during fi- the time of vaccination. If we use our derlying illness and get the flu, your ize the different values time can truly move along at a constant rate (i.e. 60 nals week. Orders for Robitussin DM, current supply we can re-order within illness could be more severe, so seek have. seconds will always equal a minute), Tylenol or Advil and Sudafed out a few days. It is important to get medical care if symptoms develop. For instance, I hadn’t really seen but it can have different meanings in numbered our supply. A never end- FluMist prior to a flu outbreak. Now There are medications to help my family since my birthday in July different situations. For instance, ing flow of sick students approached is the time to get vaccinated. The shorten the length of time persons when they came to visit me in Phila- these past four years have flown by Hubbs, and our waiting room was vaccine distribution will be limited are ill with Influenza. These “anti-vi- delphia. Though I hadn’t seen them in an instant at HWS…but those four overflowing with bodies draped over to students only. Faculty and staff ral” medications must be started in for a couple of months, it felt like years spent say on an airplane would chairs and curled up in corners. The should contact their primary health the first 48 hours of illness to be ef- years. It’s amazing to think that just seem like nothing short of an eter- staff grew weary, and the days length- care providers for FluMist availabil- fective. Please contact Hubbs if you four short years ago, I was lucky and nity. ened. Our Res Ed personnel became ity. feel flu symptoms coming on. Anti- saw my family EVERY DAY. Now, I Angels of Mercy delivering soup Preventing the spread of Influenza virals cannot be prescribed after the and juice to persons too ill to go out requires some commonsense prac- first two days of illness. Rapid Influ- to meals. Everyone rallied together tices. The theme of the season is enza virus tests are available through and counted the days until the dorms “Cover Your Cough.” Just as your the hospital lab and can detect the closed for Christmas. It was, as they mothers taught you as children, we presence of influenza virus within a say, a time for the record book. remind you to cover your cough or few hours. Symptoms include fever, This year we are trying to be pro- sneezes with a Kleenex and then dis- sore throat, cough, body aches, and active and make plans for the return pose of the Kleenex properly. If a chills that are not otherwise associ- ated with strep throat, mono, bron- chitis, or pneumonia. Until there is a Campus Green’s known outbreak of flu on campus, each diagnosis is made individually. Tip-o-the-Week Please come into the clinic if you are symptomatic, and do not stay in bed Consider printing your term papers and with the shades drawn and become assignments using both the front and back of dehydrated. Treat the fever, drink lots of juice or water, and seek medical the paper. Professors won’t complain, and care as soon as you are able. Stu- you use half the paper! dents interested in receiving FluMist should contact x3600. 3 Support Your Meet The Herald Staff Student Governments! Katie Bell Roderick P. Thaler college: a compilation of “punk” Come to the HSG and WSC joint Your Representatives: cover songs that a friend sent to me, meeting on December 7 at 8 p.m. in Assistant News Editor Class of ‘05 Danny Nelson HSG Pres. an ASH CD a friend gave me for my the Sanford room (note the new time Major: History Angela Tallo WSC Pres. birthday, an Ashlee Simpson CD and place). During the meeting, HSG Minor: International Relations Brian Schubmehl HSG Vice-Pres (guilty pleasure!!), and two CDs of and WSC will be voting on a “pro- F or your reading pleasure, Hometown: Oyster Bay, New nature sounds and relaxation music. posal process bylaw” for each quo- Megan Moffit WSC Vice-Pres the Herald presents some York My favorite artists are Radiohead, rum; if passed, the bylaw will apply Adam Chaput HSG Treasurer interesting information Other Activities: College Repub- Weezer, and The Beatles. to next semester’s proceedings. Af- Stephanie Goldson WSC Treasurer about ourselves... Check out the re- licans Who is the most influential per- ter this and our regular business, the Mark Hallman HSG Secretary maining bios next week! If you were stranded on a desert son in your life? My mother. I don’t governments will be having a bingo Lauren Shallish WSC Secretary island and could only take 3 things always agree with her or take her game for prizes. with you, what would you take? Hadley Mongell Sports Illustrated swim suit model suggestions, but I do always con- Class of ‘05 Editor-in-Chief Major: Media and Society and Marrissa Miller, guitar, and a tram- poline What is your favorite HWS sider what she’s saying. I also have a lot of respect for my professors: they shape me in ways that they Your New Teammates do is place a call in for an escort. Writing and Rhetoric (double) probably don’t even realize, but I’ve Kent Thorpe Memory? There are too many. After a few moments a male and fe- Minor: English and Writing Col- grown so much as a person because Campus Life Contributor What are your top 3 favorite CDs? male will meet the callers at the par- leagues (double) of them, especially my Writing and “Remain in the Light” by Talking ticular location. Armed with a flash- Hometown: Originally from Rhetoric professors. Heads, “1984” by Van Halen, “Smash T he recent sexual assaults light and a radio that is linked to Cam- “Strong Island,” but recently moved What is your favorite part about Hits” by Steel Pulse. have created many precau pus security, they will walk with the to Rockport, Maine. writing for The Herald? The rest of Who is the most influential per- tionary steps to be taken individual to his or her destination. Plans after H&WS: After college, the staff is so funny and smart. I son in your life? My parents. to increase safety on the campus. Teammates are located in the I would love to live in Hawaii, but really like to spend time with them. I What is your favorite part about Such measures include the increased lounge room in the Scandling Cen- realistically I will be working on the also feel like I know a lot more about writing for The Herald? Freedom of rounds of Security and the R.A.’s, ter- the little room next to the ATM East Coast somewhere hopefully in campus goings-on since I’ve joined Speech. the installation of new lights, and the machine in saga. They work from 7 advertising, public relations, or in- the staff. cutting down of unneeded shrub- till 1 in the morning. They are always surance. If you were stranded on a desert Melissa Sorrells Sarah M. Kirchoff bery. A particular group of individu- als have met together to get the cam- willing to help any one in need of an escort. They are also looking for island and could only take 3 things Copy Editor Editor-In-Chief pus more involved. As a result, volunteers to help the continuation with you, what would you take? I Major: Writing and Rhetoric Major: Art History Teammates, a voluntary group, was of the project. If interested, speak would bring my dog Moose, a photo Minor: Media and Society Minor: Media and Soceity created to offer assistance to who- with Security in their office right album of family and friends, and Hometown: Long Island Hometown: Rochester, NY ever feels unsafe walking to any lo- across the street from the Scandling some Coronas since hopefully it Other activities: Former America Other Activities: HWS Chorale cation on campus. All one needs to Center or call their extension at x3333. would be a tropical island with lots Reads tutor and coordinator, Writ- Member, Graphics Designer at the of limes. ing Colleague, and currently intern- What is your favorite H&WS Memory? Late Late Late night full- contact ultimate frisbee on the quad ing at Fahy-Williams Publishing. They publish several business-to- business titles. I think I would like to HWS Communications Office Plans After HWS: I hope to head off to graduate school somewhere Seagulls defeat Herons and get my degree in Graphic De- ing the teams into overtime play. Jor- during the freak summer time blast continue in this field after gradua- Patricia J. Foster sign. Muuuuuuch later, hopefully dan totaled 10 saves in the second in spring semester of my first year. tion. I’m currently spending a vast Sports Contributor you’ll see my gallery open in NYC. period, one being a penalty stroke Hell of a time... majority of my time searching for job F If you were stranded on a desert riday, November 19, 2004— powerfully shot to the lower left cor- What are your top 3 favorite CDs? openings. The William Smith field island and could take only three ner. Salisbury had 15 shots on goal “Best of Van Morrison,” Guster’s If you were stranded on a desert hockey team lost in over- things, what would they be? Prob- and once again, 11 penalty corners. “Goldfly,” “Essential Billy Joel.” island and could only take 3 things time to Salisbury University, ending ably a couple copies of the Herald- Going into overtime, the Herons Who is the most influential per- with you, what would you take? I’ve their eight game winning streak at no definantly just kidding. I guess I and the Seagulls each played seven son in your life? I am thankful for been dating an Eagle Scout for the the first game of the final four Divi- would have to say a lifetime supply players in sudden death. The everyone in my life, but the most in- past 3 years, so my answers are sort sion III National Championship. of gummi candy, plenty of sunscreen, Seagulls were awarded another pen- fluential person in my life is my boy- of lame. I would bring Rob (my boy- Five minutes into the game Eliza- and a favorite book. alty stroke with six minutes left in friend Geoff who always knows how friend), a knife, and some rope. You beth Saucier, sophomore, passed the What is your favorite HWS the round. The stroke was shot at an to make me smile and keep be wouldn’t BELIEVE the number of ball into the center of the circle. Jun- memory? Probably living here over awkward angle, and hit the back net. grounded. Also, I have to credit my things you can accomplish with ior, Margaret Dolan, tipped it into the the summer, when I had campus to The Gulls advanced on to win the parents (although they are far away) those two simple tools (and some- net, quickly gaining the lead. The myself and security left us alone! National Championship against for always having a presence in my one to keep you warm at night). Herons held the lead for the remain- What are your three favorite Middlebury College 6-3. life and always being there when I What is your favorite HWS der of the half. The Salisbury CD’s? Lets see... I kinda abandoned The Herons and the Seagulls need them. Memory? My most vivid memory is Seagulls had 11 counted shots on CD’s once I learned how to use a played an aggressive and very close What is your favorite part about of freshman year, during the first goal during the half, while the Her- computer. Moxy Fruvous’ Live game, but there has to be a winner. writing for The Herald? My favorite snow. One of my friends at the time ons had three. The seagulls totaled Noise is my one and only! The players on each team played part about writing for The Herald is took off most of her clothes and laid 11 corners as well, compared to the Who is the Most influencial per- outstandingly. Specific recognition working with such great people. We down in the snow … that’s a quint- Heron’s one corner play. son in your life? Definantly, overall, goes to Jordan and Saucier, who have a lot of fun on Tuesday nights, essential Hobart moment for me. Entering the second half, the my big sister. When we were grow- made the All-tournament team. and I love putting our ideas together People don’t do things like that in Seagulls scored from a rebound off ing up I wanted to be just like her. The Herons ended their season to produce a great paper every week. the real world. Heron goalie, Susan Jordan, junior. What is your favorite part of work- with an impressive 18-3 record, and Also, I really feel like a part of cam- What are your top 3 favorite CDs? Both teams had offensive opportu- ing for the Herald? The hours I Champion of the Liberty League. pus since we report and comment on Don’t tell the FCC, but I am an mp3 nities to put the ball in the cage, but spend alone in the basement of Check out the season statistics at what’s going on around H&WS. girl. I only have five CDs with me at the regular game ended at 1-1, send- Scandling Center! the William Smith field 4 OPINION-EDITORIAL POLITICAL FEATURE: The Soapbox Political Activism at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. “ Quote of the Week: “Well, it’s better than a hole in a tree” ~Roderick P. Thaler Jr. ” Note: the Herald does not have any official political affiliation, and those opinions expressed below are not necessarily those held by the staff. The Herald agrees to publish as many submissions from as many different viewpoints as possible. Values War Will Harwood The Price of Competition Op-Ed Contributor Alex Bianchi Op-Ed Contributor tention and cramping. In the last ents. In 2002, a man from Boston was I am a member of the Hobart O n November 2nd, the times incompatible democratic no- “values war” within the tion of “power to the people.” College football team. three years, at least two students are charged with manslaughter after he United States came to a America now stands facing a great Throughout my life I have known to have suffered kidney fail- beat to death a father of a player on head. With “Moral Values” consti- controversy, not necessarily of gay- played in several organized leagues, ure due to creatine use. Ephedrine the opposing team. Not only are the tuting the most important issue of marriage, but instead of America’s re- and I’ve been a volunteer for orga- and other stimulants are equally dan- violent acts becoming more frequent, the campaign, CNN reported that sponsibility to either defend equal- nizations such as the Boys and Girls gerous drugs. A recent report in the eleven states proposed and passed ity, or, the voice of the people. Club. Nothing brings greater joy to Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, initiatives banning the marriage of Since the interpretation of the in- my life than friendly competition. Yet and Psychiatry suggests that some same-sex couples. While many vot- stitution of marriage is undoubtedly I write this not to talk to you about supplements sold as energy pills ers were either distraught or thrilled the catalyst for this controversy, the positive effects of youth or col- may in fact cause strokes. by this news, our country sat dumb- why not take “marriage” out of the legiate athletics, but to warn you that However, the use of steroids is founded by the interpretation of its State’s jurisdiction? With marriage your children are at risk. the most extreme form of risk. Ste- ideals. In times of controversy, it is interpreted as a sacred institution, it Your children live in a world much roids are known to produce severe the federal court’s role, as the great only makes sense for those who seek different than that of your child- side affects, including water reten- voice of reason, to marriage to be hood; as times change, so do athlet- tion, aggression, hypertension, make decisions that afforded it under ics. Today student athletes are cardio-vascular disease, jaundice, reflect main tenets the most sacred tempted by performance-enhancing and death. Last year there were over and ideals of our con- c i r c u m - drugs and threatened by violence. 30 deaths in high school athletics stitution. The storm stances—in a Unfortunately, sports are more dan- that were related to steroids. Steroids but they’re becoming more violent. of controversy is- church, mosque, gerous than ever. As Theodore are harmful to health, and, along with Children of today have been raised sued forth on Novem- synagogue, or Roosevelt once said, “Athletic pro- steroid replacements such as DHEA, on violence. They see it everyday in ber 2nd has forced any other place ficiency is a mighty good servant, androstenedione, and video games, television, movies, and our courts to assume of worship. The and like so many other good ser- norandrostenedione, have been music. It has reached a point where this role. Perhaps it’s State would vants, a mighty bad master.” banned by the NCAA. (For more in- athletic associations need to set time for state-en- then—to pre- The use of steroids and other per- formation on creatine and steroids strict guidelines about parental in- dorsed marriage to serve both r e f e r t o : h t t p : / / teraction. State athletic affiliated or- go. “equality,” and www.maine207south.k12.il.us/staff/ ganizations need to crack down on It seems that the “Separation of 2499/Steroids.htm) violence by setting a no-tolerance dominant argument Church and If you suspect your child is us- standard. Until these measures are for sustaining the State”—legally ing any performance-enhancing met, I encourage you to emphasize ban on gay-marriage unite both drug, please look into it. It is not dif- fair play and keep close watch on is the Oxford English hetero- and ho- ficult to obtain drugs. Most drugs behavior at your local level. (For Dictionary definition of marriage: mosexual individuals under the con- can be found online. If you have any more information on violence in “marriage is a sacred institution be- text of a civil union. Without doubt, suspicion that your child is using sports refer to: http:// tween a man and a woman.” Un- this plan could also ignite a firestorm steroids please contact a physician www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/ doubtedly, historical evidence has of criticism, that “Separation of immediately. h e a l t h _ s a f e t y / validated this claim, but great flaws Church and State has gone too far,” Drugs are not the end of it. violence_kids_sports.shtml) appear to surface when this rationale when in reality, recent events have Today’s competition is becoming Our nation’s athletics have be- dictates a legal policy of America. proved that only State-endorsed dis- progressively more violent. Parents come a mix of competition and ani- Separation of Church and State crimination has overstepped its formance-enhancing drugs such as and players are no longer just look- mosity. Fair play is becoming pro- should ideally prevent a religious bounds. Under this plan, advocates creatine and ephedrine is an increas- ing to have fun. They are instead gressively less important. I don’t argument from tainting one of for a “gay marriage ban” can feel ingly large problem among students. doing everything it takes to win, mean to detour your child away from America’s major missions—equal- confident that their religious institu- Students take creatine in hopes of even if that means violence. Worse athletics. In fact I encourage all chil- ity—while the main idea behind our tions will uphold the sanctity of mar- improving their athletic performance, yet, children are being taught vio- dren to get involved. Athletics have system of democracy, should insure riage, while level-headed Americans their appearance, endurance, and lence is “alright.” A sixteen-year-old done great things in shaping who I that the decisions of the country (di- can feel confident that America is body building abilities. Recent stud- Hockey player was charged recently am today, and I have no doubt they rectly or indirectly) rest in the hands taking one more step away from its ies show that 47% of students be- with misdemeanor after he late hit an- will do wonderful things for your of the people. The vote of Novem- racist, hateful, and discriminatory tween the ages of 13 and 21 use it. other player into the boards, para- child. Issues such as drugs and vio- ber 2nd overrode America’s claim of past and towards a bright and un- Although creatine is naturally pro- lyzing him from the waist down. lence cannot be ignored. Parents, I “equality,” overridden by the some- derstanding future. duced by the body, large quantities Much of the violence occurs not urge you to be on the ball. have been known to cause water re- among the competitors, but the par- 5 W. is for Wrong... The Herald Staff Candids continued from last week Kara Horton Op-Ed Contributor As for other women’s issues that believes that only married women women is one full of oppression, sad- W is WRONG about, let’s begin with should have birth control, is now ness, disenfranchisement, violence, AIDS, welfare, birth control, rape, making the decisions about my re- sorrow, and silence, but what good emergency contraception, and the productive health and yours. is it when this history, and the truth list goes on and on. In 1998, there In relation to AIDS, I read an ar- it contains, falls on deaf ears. It sad- were 1.37 million abortions in ticle by Peter Gregory that informs dens ME that someone as young as America, and in 2003, there were 1.3 us that the Bush Administration has Chad Nelson honestly believes what million. Why the large drop? The given “$15 million dollars to AIDS he writes and that there are so many availability of emergency contracep- research,” a pretty penny, yes, who believe the same things he does. tion, which has the potential to Well I for one cannot be silenced. prevent pregnancy 95% of the I am speaking up for women. time when taken 24 hours after In closing, I would like to an- unprotected sex, 85% of the time swer a quotation in Mr. Nelson’s Team Photo within 48 hours, and 75% of the article. He writes, “I might have time within 5 days after unpro- even had to sit in silence while an tected sex. This pill, or series of entire Making Connections class pills, prevents pregnancy by sim- tells me how I have subcon- ply preventing the release of or sciously kept women down. But the implantation of an egg. Not alas, I am not in school anymore. I by aborting a fetus. The use of don’t have to face an ounce of this drug, however, has been that backlash unless the Woman’s halted by the Bush Administra- Collective gets my phone number.” tion, which refuses to allow this Well, ladies, I happen to have his contraception to be available phone number, his email, and per- over the counter, a truly sad blow sonal home address. So, I ask you to women’s sexual health in William Smith women and Hobart America. men, those of you who are as ap- This blow is furthered by his ap- though nothing when you compare palled by Mr. Nelson’s letter as I am, pointment of Dr. W. David Hager to it to the $200 billion he has given to Caroline, clearly excited about the new J-Crew catalog to call him personally at 315-457-6278 head the Federal Drug a war in Iraq that he instigated. Not or email him at email@example.com. Administration’s (FDA) Reproduc- to mention the fact that AIDS aware- Why, you can even send him some tive Health Drugs Advisory Commit- ness campaigns and AIDS research tee, a position that has lain dormant organizations contribute hundreds since the establishment of Roe v. of millions of dollars to AIDS re- Wade. Dr. Hager is best known for search annually nor the fact that, his refusal to treat any pregnant under Clinton, billions were given woman who is not married, any every year to research a cure for woman who had EVER had an abor- AIDS, a disease that now effects tion and to give any unmarried more American women than it does woman birth control pills. Dr. Hager’s men and more women in Africa than beliefs in “Christian healing” are even anywhere else. Africa is the conti- more uncomforting to women, in that nent where young virgins are raped he believes in God’s ability to heal to cure grown men of AIDS, while in over the use of medications. As a the process infecting these innocent Christian, I believe that God works victims with a disease that will soon “snail mail” to Mr. Chad Nelson, 7444 take their lives. This is a continent Thunderbird Rd., Liverpool, NY that is torn apart by the confusion mmmmm.....layout 13088-4140. I urge you to show him over tribal sovereignty and a conti- your backlash. I know I will. nent where women are so very op- And, for the record, if you are pressed, yet the U.S. under the Bush reading this Chad, the Women’s Col- Administration does not want to be lective has all of your information involved in this continent, because, now too as provided to them by me, “AIDS is the wrath of God placed care of the 2002-2003 Hobart and upon sinners.” A wrath that is affect- William Smith College Directory. ing virgins who are raped? This is Thanks to the Freedom of Informa- not how my God works. tion Act of 2000, brought to you by I could go on and on for hours your “ladies man” President “W,” in mysterious ways, but I also be- about the abomination that is the and the Buckley v. the Buckley lieve that one of those ways is Bush Administration, and about how Amendment of 1976, I can provide through the knowledge he provides women are so far behind even more this information to whomever I want people to develop drugs that make so now than they were 4 years ago. to. So ladies and gentlemen, let him healing possible. This man, who I can talk about how the history of hear YOUR voice. Dave you sexy beast! 6 THE HERALD Established 1879 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Another Great Performance by Adam Richman band might have liked, and Sarah Kirchoff songs off his newest album, cracking jokes and talking to Katie Bell their comedic solution to the Hadley Mongell Section Contributor Patience and Silence, like the band and the audience. “ M a r y - problem Though Patience and Si- Editors-in-Chief T his past Saturday A n n e , ” was a lence is more rock than the marked an annual “Suck It Up,” highlight acoustic Two, it’s definitely Caroline Hettinger tradition at HWS and “Song of the worth getting, and this con- News Editor that I never miss: a concert by 10.” show: the cert convinced me. Richman Adam Richman. The con- drummer sounds as great live as he Owen Oeterling The Pennsylvania native cut up his Layout Editor cert took does on his CDs, and his lyr- returned to HWS with a band, place in the boxers ics are passionate and honest. new songs, and a Mohawk. Cellar Pub, a n d His songs focus on love and David Diehl He performed with only a gui- placed which pro- heartache, and the listener A&E Editor tar for crowd favorites such them on vided a very feels like they were in as “One over Two,” “The Dis- intimate at- top of his Richman’s relationships Roderick P Thaler Jr. trict,” and “Everything that mosphere cymbals along with him. You can feel Opinion/Editorial Editor You Need,” from his indepen- but also pro- in hopes his pain, while at the same dent first album, Two. A few vided some of mini- time the lessons he has Melissa Sue Sorrells songs later he was joined by technical dif- mizing the learned. Though I am defi- Copy Editor his three-person band, defi- ficulties for sound. nitely biased, he is truly a great nitely adding a more rock the band. That’s just performer. If you missed it this Kari Balakar sound, compared to his two Unfortunately the cel- one example of his year, mark your calendars to Emily Corcione previous concerts that I have lar isn’t as acoustically humor, throughout the show, see him perform next fall when Assistant Copy Editors seen. He proceeded to play equipped as Richman and his and in between songs he was he returns to HWS! CONTRIBUTORS Katie Bell Patricia J. Foster Kent Thorpe Jonah Levy Alex Bianchi Will Harwood Riddickulous DVD is that film. With so many the 360-degree view of sets in to the same menus, only with Terri Hannan KARA HORTON out-of-control CGI, visual the movie (most of which look different looks. XBOX own- Mike Kaplun JOHN ROSENBAUM stunts and other worldly ef- like a bit of conceptual art re- ers will be incredibly de- fects, I felt that I was being peated a dozen times). lighted with the demo of Es- attacked by the screen. The DVD menus are excel- cape From Butcher Bay, SUBMISSION GUIDELINES The special features were lent in presentation, with a which won game of the month The Herald is currently accepting sub- Jonah Levy a bit much for me as well, but very intriguing intro menu when it was released. I wasn’t if you were mesmerized by the which asks you to choose able to play the demo, but I’m missions for our coming issue.Deadline for Section Contributor universe conceived and ex- between Convert and Fight. I sure it’s only a little taste of a this issue is Sunday at 7pm. All submissions plored by filmmaker David was disappointed however, fantastic game. I imagine when DVD was left in the drop box MUST includeThe name first conceived, prima Twohy, you will enjoy these. when both choices lead you and phone number or e-mail of an indi- rily for its ability to The adventure log of the new bring out video and audio exploited-badass character, vidual person that The Herald can contact Toomb is cheesily entertain- quality to regarding the submission. BOTH a hard the sharp- ing and the copy and disk copy must be left in the drop est enter- pieces on the tainment races and box. If you are submitting by email, planets of imaginable, please make your submission an no one Riddick’s uni- thought verse are that a film quite grip- could be ping. How- created in ever, some of which there the special would be so features were many ef- less exciting, fects it particularly would spell the horribly overkill. dumbed- The new down visual Chronicles effects docu- of Riddick mentary and The Herald A&E December 3, 2004 7 8 The Herald Supports Good Luck the Herons and Statesmen SPORTS in the Coming Season! World Champions of America? John Rosenbaum world, in fact, they do not even play FIBA Basketball World Champion- bronze, but in most people’s eyes the MLB considers itself the premier Sports Editor outside the U.S. if you disregard the ships, despite the fact that the tour- they lost the gold. Again, they man- baseball league in the world, which Toronto Raptor franchise. In the nament was held in the heartland of aged to lose three games, one of would logically, for them at least, W hen you grow up National Football League (NFL) no basketball; Indianapolis, Indiana. which was against a very average make their best team the world’s best American on the foreign teams are ever played. In The games were won by a war-torn Puerto Rican side. And while defend- team, the overall quality of foreign other side of the At- Major League Baseball (MLB) the in- Yugoslavian team, while silver and ers of the U.S. might say that the re- baseball has reached such levels of lantic Ocean, your view of American ternational contingent con- sult was due to success that it is a big assumption issues, issues that other Americans sist of a Toronto Blue Jays the absence of to make that the MLB is still the best otherwise view as natural, change franchise and the now de- Shaquille league in the world. Therefore it nei- quite drastically. Identifying the funct Montreal Expos. So O’Neal, Kevin ther should nor can call its winners United States with the world is an in what way can these Garnett, and “World Champions.” old American habit. Anyone, or any- teams legitimately be con- Kobe Bryant, Ultimately, no matter where the thing, that is the best or the greatest sidered World Champions? nothing can globalization of sports goes, it will of something in this country implic- You cannot lay claim to convince me always be impossible and further- itly and automatically becomes the world domination, without that things more unreasonable to legitimately best or the greatest in the world. playing the world. It is need- would have crown a true “World Champion” Therefore, in this age of global- less to say illogical even to ended up dif- (That is unless everyone is allowed ization, in which America has become use the terminology ferently had to compete which is where the World the globe’s leading military, eco- “World Champions” when they in fact Championships and Olympics come nomic, and also sporting power, the you do not allow teams been there. into play). implications of its actions have be- representing the world to In Major Not to mention the insulting im- come the cause of great frustration. participate and compete. bronze went to Argentina and Ger- League Baseball (MLB), players plications of not letting anyone else No more is this exemplified than In fact, considering the recent many. such as Manny Ramirez (Dominican even compete for the coveted title. by the self-image that the “big three” success European, Latin- and South And although it would be a Republic), Omar Vizquel (Venezuela), The declaring of a title to be “world- (football, baseball, basketball) of American athletes have had in the stretch to say that U.S. basketball Ivan Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), Ichiro wide” without the possibility of it be- American sports have of themselves. NBA and in MLB, it is becoming more supremacy is in jeopardy, the per- Suzuki (Japan) and Hideki Matsui ing determined accurately voids the And while it may be second nature apparent than ever that the rest of formance of the U.S team in the 2004 (Japan) have all but shown that Base- legitimacy to its initial claim. to most of you, and almost sound the world is rapidly catching up. Olympic Games of Athens left plenty ball is no longer just America’s fa- Therefore, America’s “Big Three” asinine, the way these sports per- For example, the U.S. men’s team to fear in future. vorite pastime. sports of basketball, baseball, and ceive themselves is alarmingly simi- lost an astounding three games as The U.S. might have won the Although I would venture that football are nothing more but “World lar to this current administrations they finished a woeful 6th in the 2002 Champions” of America. way of dealing with foreign insur- gency. By self-proclamation they are per- ceived as incomparable and un- It’s That Time of Year Again Orange Fans: equaled. They are unequivocally masters of their own domain and their Why Syracuse University 2004-’ 05 Men’s Basketball Is Polished for another Championship Run brother’s keeper. Or at least the im- Mike Kaplun Hakim Warrick, unlike his good eraging almost 21 points and 10 re- handedly take over games and lead plications of their actions would so Section Contributor friend ‘Melo, turned down the riches bounds in the early part of this sea- his team to victory. suggest. If you fail to see the anal- of the Pro’s so he could son. He, along with fellow part- Then there is the unsung senior A s Syracuse University’s ogy, I will keep you in angst no stay for one last season ner Gerry McNamara, carried Josh Pace. Pace, who has probably Football Team may have longer… in an Orange uniform. the Orange to the Sweet Six- the most awkward looking shot in all concluded their season The typical American’s lack of A consensus presea- teen in the 2004 NCAA of America, led the Orange in steals this past weekend, it means only one interest in, or knowledge of, the rest son All-American To u r n a m e n t . last season in his first full year as a thing: it’s time for ‘Cuse Hoops. of the world is notorious; whether selection, And when you starter. His do-everything play will Seems just like yesterday when on this apathy or ignorance bespeaks Warrick is talk about re- be essential in order to frustrate op- that April night Carmelo and the boys superiority or innocence is a matter the re- turning stars ponents’ offenses and defenses. brought smiles to all the Orange faith- of opinion. turning for Syracuse, ful. Now, two years removed from Have you never wondered why superstar how can you the most successful basketball sea- Happy Birthday! to the winner of the National Basket- for the Or- not talk about son in ‘Cuse hoops history, smiles ball Association (NBA) Champion- should once again be on the faces ange whose McNamara a.k.a. G- Caroline Hettinger ship series is referred to as World play must be Mac? This blue-collar- Champions? And how is it that the of all the Orange faithful. ‘Melo-esque shooting-assassin-from- News Editor After a 5-0 start (as of November victors of the World Series and 28) and early season victories over in order to anywhere-on-the-court is From the entire staff! Superbowl are proclaimed “Champi- carry Syracuse the player to watch. His Great job making it to then #14 ranked Mississippi State ons of the World?” to that magnifi- 43-point performance and #23 Memphis, the 2004-2005 21! Go out there and Forgive me if I seem a bit igno- cent stage in April. Hak’ averaged against BYU in the first round of the Syracuse Orange Men’s Basketball rant, but as far as I know the NBA Team are already showing signs of almost 20 points with 9 rebounds in NCAA Tournament last Spring is in- have some fun! have failed to play the rest of the his junior season, and is already av- dicative of his potential to single- what they are capable of doing.
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