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THE QUILL December, 2010 page 1 Vol. 19, No. 3 Joseph Benincasa, president of Was Four Loko your drink of Actors Fund, to be January Commencement keynote speaker choice? Things are changing By Keiko Talley A fruit-flavored In the 23.5 ounce can You have more class than that.” caffeinated drink with an there is 12 percent alcohol and His email started alcohol content of 12 percent 156 milligrams of caffeine, conversations between students that gets you drunk fast and at a which is what doctors say is a and professors in many classes. cheap price is what some dangerous combination. Professors, parents, and doctors college students think is perfect Four Lokos were the are all expressing their concern for a “thirsty-Thursday” night. subject of so much concern that for college students drinking Although a Four Loko, such a newspapers quoted doctors as Four Loko. caffeinated alcoholic drink, may explaining how dangerous this “It’s not anything that seem like a fun choice for the drink is after six Ramapo hasn’t been around before,” outgoing college student, College students were taken to said student Tyler DeCraine experience has shown that it the hospital after consuming about the drinks, “People have can be extremely harmful, them, and the drink was then always mixed Red Bull and hurrying the process of getting banned from the campus. Vodka together without there drunk, but hiding that fact from In that article, a being such a problem, I don’t the drinker, because of the founder and managing partner understand what the big deal caffeine jolt. of Phusion Projects, the about Four Loko is. It is just Joseph P. Benincasa Just last month, the company that owns Four Loko, premade and sold at a cheaper company that makes Four initially said that underage price.” Joseph P. Benincasa is Benincasa graduated Loko, under pressure from drinking and the misuse of Many students on the Commencement speaker for from St. Joseph’s University, various sources, said it will alcohol is a problem and campus feel the same as the January 2011 graduation earned a M.Ed. from Rutgers remove the caffeine and two banning one of the products DeCraine, and either don’t care ceremonies. He is the president University and attended the other ingredients from its won’t solve the problem about the health risks or think and CEO of The Actors Fund, Graduate Business School at products as a result of the because students will find that the drink causes no the national human service Fordham University. He lives in controversy the drink has another way to get just as problems to their health, but organization that helps indi- Lambertville, NJ and Manhat- caused, according to a Novem- drunk. can be proven wrong easily by viduals in entertainment and the tan with his wife and three ber New York Times article. Doctors are not the only picking up any recent newspa- performing arts. Benincasa children. Because college people who believe that this per. According to the New York serves on the boards of direc- In addition, at Com- students do not have much drink is deadly for college Times article, many states had tors of several organizations, mencement, Centenary will money for the kind of night life students. Recently, on campus, agreed to ban Four Lokos, and including Broadway Cares/ present J. E. Reeves, Jr., they hear about in songs like “I Rev. David Jones, vice- starting December 10 New Equity Fights AIDS, Career president of the Reeves Love College” by Asher Roth, president for Student Engage- York’s biggest beer distributors Transition for Dancers, Times Foundation, with an honorary they turn to cheaper solutions, ment, sent an email regarding chose to stop delivering Square Alliance, Bio-Reference doctorate of Humane Letters. and Four Loko was one of his concerns for campus caffeinated alcoholic drinks to Laboratories and the Somerset The Reeves Founda- them. students consuming this retailers. Patriots, a minor league tion has been a longtime donor These kinds of drinks beverage. In this email, he said, No matter how many baseball team. He has been to Centenary College, providing have always been around; they “I don’t care whether Four health risks this “black-out in a recognized with several honors, generous grants for upgrades, were just made by the students. Loko is equivalent to five, six can” may cause, some college including the inaugural Made in amenities and repairs for the For example, it’s the same as a or a gazillion servings of students will probably continue New York Awards and John M. Reeves Student student taking vodka and alcohol. What I do care about to drink them. Students should Brooklyn’s Italian of the Year. Recreation Center. mixing it with a Red Bull or a is that it is the easiest way for remember the risks that they Monster. The only difference you to puke on yourself until bring: sending students to the is the price. you drown in your own vomit. hospital in several states. Congratulations, Happy holidays, Class of from your Quill staff! January, 2011! TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Viewpoint page 2 the team. They’d come back economy and business industry, Why does Centenary College no and we would start working in the summer towards winning personal financial skills, ethics, and sociology. longer have a SIFE Team? our competitions scheduled for May.” We never had a What does he miss SIFE building, full-time most about SIFE? McHugh By Michele Tomasulo said, “I miss the laughter employees, or a team not to run SIFE this year was of? McHugh said that Noel Leuzarder was the recipient of coming from the SIFE office. I made up of 200 students For over a decade, not just about money. more than 1,000 students were “SIFE saw diminishing the SIFE National Student look at pictures of former teams like Drury University, but members of the Centenary numbers; we still had quality, Leader Scholarship in 2009. and awards and I see how much our average SIFE students College SIFE (Students in Free but the numbers were down. “In 2008, I was selected for the we’ve grown. In the past years, were better than most Enterprise)Team, committed to You constantly have to reinvent Sam Walton Fellow Award, for we transitioned from a team to a regional player. We had a members from other social responsibility, which yourself intellectually, think up which I was nominated by the team. In 1999, the national history of success and people teams, and our best SIFE could be seen in the countless new ideas, and provide an hours spent teaching kindergar- immense amount of new organization recognized Dr. recognized the excellence of students were better than ten through high school, at resources that allow the team to Quade as Department Chair of these students—companies, like advisors from other teams. community events, and with grow—it helps if you have the the Year.” Campbell’s, would contact us, senior citizens in a local numbers to do so.” McHugh instead of my calling them. We Although SIFE is not retirement and community added, “It is time to step back “This past year, we were never a SIFE machine. at Centenary this year, McHugh center. We never had a SIFE building, misses it and hopes to bring it and reinvent ourselves. Our ranked top 20 in most They also worked with Power Possibility Project (a full-time employees, or a team back sometime in the future. A topic competitions. We made up of 200 students like non-profit groups, such as project that helped business current freshman told McHugh Children’s Home of Easton (an won first place in the Drury University, but our she was upset to hear that SIFE owners around the world create organization providing a caring and sustain their businesses) nation for the Entrepre- average SIFE students were was not at Centenary anymore and nurturing environment for helped a lot of people, but we neurship Competition,” better than most members from and that she had been looking children and their families in other teams, and our best SIFE forward to becoming involved have done it for so long. We said McHugh. need) and Trust for Historic need something more, but students were better than in it. “When the moment is Preservation (a group that Centenary is not at a point advisors from other teams. Our right, we’ll bring it back. We Founded in 1975, fosters leadership, education, when it can give that. The students decided what they may have to wait a few years, SIFE is a nation-wide, non- advocacy, and resources to college is growing quickly, we wanted and figured out how to but as long as I’m here, I’ll profit educational organization protect America’s historic have a new building and new get it.” support it. We may not have an that provides college students places and revitalize the opportunities, and it’s time to McHugh has many active team right now, but Prof. with the opportunity to gain country’s communities). focus on those right now.” memories of SIFE, but espe- Veronda, Dr. Quade, and I will leadership experience by SIFE was very The SIFE team at cially remembers a math and stay involved—sit on the instituting local area programs successful on campus, and its Centenary was established in business major, Kimberly national board of SIFE, help out that instruct others on how members received recognition 1992 under the direction of Dr. Holland. “She had many other teams, mentor other market economics and business for their efforts, as well as Robert Quade. McHugh, the ailments, but SIFE made a schools.” operate. national acclaim. So the last advisor for Centenary’s difference to her. I remember When it does come Last year, Centenary question is: Why does Cente- SIFE, indicated that the national coming out of my hotel room back, McHugh recommended it College’s SIFE team accumu- nary College no longer have a organization was very strong one day, and I heard students by for any business student: “It lated 10 awards for their SIFE Team? and that Centenary was one of the elevator. Kimberly was one takes what they learn in the excellence and skill. Most “Changing times,” Dr. the first colleges from this of them and I couldn’t tell if she classroom and allows them to notable would be placing Steven McHugh revealed. region to join. was laughing or crying, so experiment with and perform second runner-up in the “SIFE is an invasive, time- Prof. Cheryl Veronda, when I asked her if something the activities and duties they Semifinals: United States consuming, wonderful activity, who started her advisorship in was wrong, she simply told me will encounter later on in life. National Competition and but it costs a lot of money to the mid 90s, “took this little she was just happy to be a part They learned how to benefit ranking first place in the run and, although there are team from Centenary to of team.” from their mistakes and find National Entrepreneurship many awards to win and national and global promi- According to another way to succeed when Competition. These are just benefits to gain, this endeavor nence,” said McHugh. Veronda Centenary’s SIFE web page: they made these mistakes. two of their many accolades requires students to invest a lot was the third advisor for SIFE Team members, originating SIFE members will and accomplishments over the of time and effort.” Addition- and McHugh worked with her from 35 countries across five understand what is expected of past years. ally, the advisorship position is before becoming the single continents and ranging from them and be employed because McHugh compared the taxing and involves a large advisor in 2003. more than 15 different majors, they won’t talk about what they competitive drive, passion, and investment in both time and During the 2008 to have developed and imple- are going to do, but what they success of the SIFE Team to energy, and consequently there 2009 academic year, mented more than 1,000 have already done. A career that of the New England have been four different Centenary’s SIFE Team ranked projects and presentations that and a job are two totally Patriots in the NFL. “Every advisors over the course of 18 in the top 12 in the nation. meet the educational needs different things, and SIFE time we advanced to Nationals, years. “This past year, we ranked top involving free market econom- helped to establish careers,” he teams would be upset that they The resources to 20 in most topic competitions. ics and the competency and said. were up against Centenary operate SIFE at the national We won first place in the nation dexterity needed in the global College. Once a student made level are high and right now, we for the Entrepreneurship it to Nationals, we didn’t have just don’t have enough.” Competition,” stated McHugh. to worry about them staying on However, the decision What was the team most proud TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Op-ed Page page 3 Editorial Eating dinner out with my family recently, I saw, seated at the table to our left, a teenage couple. One was texting endlessly, and the other was chatting up a storm on his BlackBerry. Although we were trying to enjoy our meal and mind our own business, it was difficult, because the man was talking so loudly. He should have been talking to his date, which left us wondering if he hadforgotten about her. When he picked up the phone The Quill is the student and the person apparently asked, “Is now a bad time,” he responded, “No.” Did he forget that there was a woman sitting three feet away from him? I guess it was okay, because she clearly forgot about him, too (She was too busy texting to notice anything else). The newspaper of Centenary conversation we were having about their rudeness towards each other and towards others soon developed into a conversation about College, Hackettstown, technology: “Has it gone too far?” Have we really become so dependent on our gizmos and gadgets that we cannot even share a dinner NJ 07840. without them…a dinner where we, dare I say it, TALK to our dinner companion(s)? The Quill will I am all for technological advancements. I cannot wait for the flying cars that you may remember from the television cartoon show, “The Jetsons.” Technology is useful, convenient, beneficial, and makes what seems impossible, possible. However, when it publish letters to the causes unnecessary frustration, making a 30-minute debacle out of something that could have taken 10 minutes the “Flintstone” way, it editor; however, such results in people forgetting to appreciate the simple things in life. These gadgets are supposed to make our lives easier, but sometimes letters must not be they complicate our already busy, chaotic, lives. These devices may cause us to become wrapped up in the technology itself, rather than personal interaction. Sure, all these tools are flashy, sophisticated, and trend-setting, but they are not everything. My father would libelous and must be always tell me when I was younger, “For every plus, there is a minus.” Technology is an excellent example. It is fabulous to have the signed and in good taste. information to write a research paper at my fingertips, whereas, my parents had to walk to a library. But what is not so fabulous is the We will refrain from unsettling dependency we have on technology. People break down when their BlackBerry malfunctions, their laptop is misplaced or stolen, or when they are unable to connect to the Internet. I understand that it is frustrating losing personal property, time is precious printing your name if and it is time-consuming to re-submit or rewrite documents, and it is also an expense to replace these gadgets. But look at the bright you so request. side; papers can be rewritten and a new laptop can be purchased (this time with a memory stick…because, as I said earlier, technology Address your does have advantages. Be happy that you are healthy and alive. Things could be much worse. Before anyone thinks I just do not letters to The Editor, understand what it is like to lose a laptop or have a cell phone break, I have had a laptop crash, I have lost work, I have had a digital camera break (then get stolen after I had it fixed), and I have had a touch-screen cell phone smash when a car door was slammed shut. I The Quill, Box 1066 or know it is frustrating and upsetting. But I also know that things could be much worse and that losing these items was not the end of the you may email to world. In fact, my losses taught me to better prepare myself for a worst-case scenario and remind me why it is important not to depend firstname.lastname@example.org on them. As for the loss itself, I figured it must have happened for a reason. Perhaps the rewritten assignment includes new and better ideas than the first. See that? Brighter side. It is not always easy to think like this, but positive thinking and focusing on the future is with your full name at better than negative thoughts and dwelling on the past. the bottom of the email Technology has also established a portal to cyber bullying and a decline in interpersonal skills. We live in a world where teenagers are tormented online and people can obtain jobs just through E-mail. The importance of meeting the interviewee in person or at least, talking to him/her on the phone seems to have gone out the window. I have friends who now fear interviews in person or over Co-editors: the phone because they are so accustomed to just talking via E-mail or Instant Messaging. Kids who used to build sand castles and play with beach toys when they went to the beach are now playing on their Nintendo DS’s. Conversations that should be taking place with a Teresa Miley dinner date are replaced with phone calls to a third or fourth party. Friends who make plans to hang out with their cronies end up Michele Tomasino texting other friends instead of conversing with the people they are with. Call me old school, but I find it rude when this happens. Granted, I was raised to know such behavior is impolite, but just because all these technologies are available, does not mean Staff: that there is never an inappropriate time to use them. For example: texting while driving. To teenagers, texting is so much more important than keeping their eyes on the road that they are willing to risk their lives and/or the lives of other drivers to type a response. John Barry It is bad enough these young drivers are still inexperienced behind the wheel, but adding distraction into the mix just makes matters Kate Billard worse. We all know it’s wrong to drink and drive, but according to Allstate Insurance Company, 82 percent of young drivers, drive like Tyler DeCraine they are drunk every day. They have never had a drink and have never been stopped for driving while under the influence. So how is this possible? Sending just one text while driving creates the same mental diversion and confusion as if one had consumed four beers. Alex Kays And if you thought drunk driving is the main cause of road carnage, guess again. Studies show that young drivers are now more likely Hayana Kim to die from texting behind the wheel. Compared to driving while intoxicated, tapping away on a phone affects your reaction time and Mike LaHaye actually increases your chances of causing an accident. I have heard many college students say they know texting and driving or drinking and driving is wrong, but they ignore the risks and the restrictions anyway. In their minds, not only can it not happen to them, Madeleine Lopez they just figure, “One text, how much damage can it cause?” A lot. I have a high school friend who is added to the long list of mobile Bridget McCann phone-related accidents because she caused an accident while texting. It may seem like no big deal, but when you look down to type Matt Mercuro and send a text message, you take your eyes off the road for about five seconds. Think of it as driving blindfolded. Chris Picano Technology was harvested to improve our lives and enhance communication, give us access to answers on any topic, develop security cameras, offer social networks and cellular phones that help us stay in touch, iPods/iTunes, allowing us to buy only our favorite Tom Polanski songs, and memory sticks to save our work. I doubt any of us would turn away from technology. But good, old-fashioned talk and Alex Schoenfeld conversation are irreplaceable, which comes with thought, sincerity, and the ability to string together words into a coherent message Gil Shavit that does not include online/text abbreviations and substitutions for full thoughts and words. Our teachers did not intend for us to abandon basic grammar for a system that mutilates the English language. Tim Sullivan Put down the cell phone and enjoy the holiday season with others near you, as opposed to electronic communication with those Keiko Talley who are in cyber space. Don’t let gadgets take over. Your life is more important, so do not let them run your life, or worse, take your life. Don’t use the internet as a means to trash-talk someone; do something positive, such as showing support for safe driving. You can join Allstate’s XTHETXT on Facebook to show your support for safe driving (facebook.com/xthetxt). And if you consider texting in Faculty Advisor: the car a vital part of life, get yourself a designated texter. Prof. Debbie Lev Michele Tomasulo, co-editor TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Campus page 4 TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Campus page 5 Third Culture Kids a phenomenon of our time By Jenna Mc Ewan Back and forth, back Renee was surprised to friends, because they know that possible. The “three year itch” also developing a global and forth, back and forth, go a hear that there are many they will have to leave in a is a common feeling among community for people who do pair of small feet and the red children like her. Organizations, short time. When it comes to ATCKs. The “three year itch” not feel as though they can lanyard well known in every clubs, and books have focused careers, most TCK will follow comes in the form of an anxiety identify with a particular airport for children who travel on this alternative and transient in their parents’ footsteps that tells a person that it is time culture. This subculture is alone. The little girl with big life style. because of going with the to move. Consequently, many significantly powered by the blue eyes and jet black hair, OpFoot, is an organi- familiar or lack of knowledge of these people seek jobs that Internet which recently estab- hugs her bear. Renee is all of zation specifically for children of other lifestyles. will keep them moving or that lished clubs and networks so nine-and-three-quarter-years whose parents are in the armed Christopher joined the they know will be internation- TCKs can find others who share old, and she excitedly awaits forces. Third Culture Kid is a Air Force the second he could. ally transferable. their transient past, desire to her flight home; a place she has book that explores the lifestyle “I had no idea what else to do Though this lifestyle is belong, restlessness and unique never seen. many children lead because of with my life, and the only becoming more common, it is world perspective. Third Culture Kids parents who work abroad. community that I knew of that (TCK), a phrase coined by These children and their had people who grew up the author Dr. Ruth Hill Useem, is families move frequently and way that I did, was in the Air the new and politically-correct are exposed to multiple cultures Force. This made it much easier Look for a film evening term for children who were and traditions. for me to be sociable.” formerly referred to as army Benjamin, now an However, for many to remember? “brats.” A Third Culture Kid is a person who has spent a architect in London, lived the TCK lifestyle and as a child people, the TCK lifestyle is invigorating and stimulates a And it’s FREE! significant part of his or her developmental years outside shuttled between France, England, United States, and fascinating worldview. Dr. Strangelove, or their parents’ passport culture. Dubai. Luckily, the military The Third Culture Kid builds relationships with all the “Moving was fun, but I would not wish the lifestyle has programs to make it easier for children to deal with this How I learned to Stop cultures they are exposed to, while not claiming full owner- on anyone else,” Ben com- mented. “I can’t wait to have life-style. Now that traveling and moving around the world is Worrying and Love the ship in any, leading either to social disconnection or embrac- the white picket fence lifestyle so many of my friends have. much simpler, this lifestyle is becoming more common. Bomb ing a transient lifestyle and a Being able to answer the Religious ministries, alcohol love for travel. question ‘Where are you from?’ beverage companies, and other in the Black Box theatre of the Renee is one of the is my goal.” Many TCK’s or large corporations are increas- many children in the world who ATCK’s (Adult Third Culture ingly global, creating jobs and David and Carol Lackland does not have a place to call home. She is on her way to Kids) share this wistful hope. Eliza grew up on Air chapters throughout the world. TCKs are becoming an “estab- Center, Wednesday evening, Alabama, because her father is shipping out to Iraq, and her Force bases in Texas, Alabama, lished” lifestyle, more accepted Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Germany, and Okinawa. “As than ever before. mother is in the Peace Corps. soon as I had the ability to settle Brice Royer, an Centenary faculty will be there She is one of the many children in one place, I did, but I still expatriate who has lived in who spend their developmental don’t feel at home. When seven different countries, to present the film and engage years moving from place to people talk about ‘remember formed an organization called place. “I have never lived in dot-dot-dot?’ I can’t, and I don’t “tckid” to give hope to others the audience in discussion one place for an entire year,” says Renee. because I was living in another country.” Dr. Useem has who share his lifestyle, offer a place of belonging and a way to afterward. She begins listing names of places any college studied this lifestyle and has find their identity. Most TCK’s Centenary College and the found that it has different do not live in one place long student would be jealous of: effects on each individual child. enough to be culturally-shaped Warren County Cultural and Jordan, Turkey, France, Brazil, Though most people and identify with a culture. and the list goes on. At nine, see the opportunity to move When a TCK is asked where Historical Commission this girl has seen so much of the every year as a great chance to they are from or what country world. “I love moving and see the world, for many they most relate to, it can be an bring you this cult and critical learning new languages and cultures, but I hate the fact that children it may socially restrict them. Many of these children’s unanswerable question. Eventually, many favorite. no one understands what it’s closest friends are their family, TCK’s will either settle down as like to not be able to have one and when they move, they are Benjamin and Eliza have, while friend for a whole year.” less likely to develop new others will become global nomads, moving as often as TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Campus page 6 Music, food, and cross-cultural friendships mark shared evening the international student body “I was excited to see thankful that we could have this believe that what is important in By Hayana Kim itself is made up of students how many students were chance to perform for our globalization is our open with different nationalities. In willing to participate and how international family, friends, attitude to try new things, this mixed bowl, if we may call well they took the musical cues and the community band.” because we cannot truly know International Friend- it that, I wondered what could and directions; many can read After the concert was until we really expose ourselves ship through Music Night act as a sauce that harmonizes music very well, and that was over, various kinds of desserts to them,” said Lee. in mid-November brought a all, and I found the answer in helpful. I was also pleased that from many different continents Indeed, what Lee beautiful concert to the George music. Communication does many could sing rather well and were served in the front parlor expects seems to be accom- H. Whitney Chapel for the not always necessarily lie in were able to make the song of Seay building; they included plished among participating participants of the International language. I believe music can sound so beautiful. I actually Korean, Japanese, Chinese, students. “I believe the IFP Friendship Program (IFP), a be an effective tool for us all, was looking forward to working Russian ones and more. It was creates a bridge to connect the chance to socialize while too. While preserving all the with them every week,” said Lee who had gathered all those students with American appreciating magnificent pieces differences and keeping the Young. different desserts, and she made families. We forget homesick- of music. identities, we can all be one Wenqian Zhou, one of an insightful remark while ness by getting warm help from IFP was initiated in through music,” she explained. the participating students, said explaining her trip to garner the ISO and IFP. In addition, September and connects two or Also, to appreciate the after the concert, “While them: “Before starting off I attending IFP activities can three international students with American families’ care and singing, I was warm and never knew how many I could effectively expand our social one American family in order to love for Centenary international confident because all the get. There was not a lot of circles as well as spoken promote mutual understanding students, she helped students to audience were smiling with information even on the English ability, while having towards different cultures. practice for the surprise choir kind eye contact. We sang with Internet, so I just gave it a try. fun. I find it is a good way to The concert, the third number, sung on every Wednes- our true feelings, so our voice While driving all around New communicate with friends from official gathering, was per- day before the concert under the was loud. After receiving Jersey, I found out that diverse all over the world so as to gain formed by the Hackettstown instruction of Elba Young, applause, many foreign friends ethnic groups, whether small or better understanding of differ- Community Band on Music executive administrative came to us and said the perfor- big, are here in New Jersey and ent culture,” said Zhou. Night. assistant to the vice-president mance was beautiful and I could get a lot more than I During the two-hour for Student Engagement. fabulous. I felt happy and originally expected. Likewise, I performance, the band played 12 pieces of music, both classical and modern tunes, under the direction of conductor Ellis Jasenovic. The Hackettstown Community Band, which was founded in 1947, has actively engaged in community life, and its presen- tation in Centenary has been its annual event, according to Jackson Shepard who has played trombone in the band for 15 years. For this particular evening, another layer of special meaning was added, to foster international friendship through music. In fact, Hye-Jin Lee, administrative manager of International Student Affairs, illustrated her belief in global- ization through this concert. She suggested it represented an analogy of Bibimbap, one of the traditional Korean foods in which various kinds of veg- etables are mixed together with rice and a hot sauce in one bowl. “Like all the unique ingredients of Bibimbap, the American families, interna- tional students and the band are Dr. Joseph Linskey, dean of International Programs, presenting members of the Hackettstown Community Band at the all different individuals. Even International Friendship Through Music night. Photo: Hye-Jin Lee TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Campus page 7 A home that gives children their childhood back into their stay. The social aged to go to college, paid for kids in with disabilities as "I not only learned workers at Masonic evaluate by the children's home. Each well,” said Migrala. different ways to help teach the each child and determine the graduate of Masonic Children's As the director, children, but I was also very appropriate steps to help the Home applies for scholarships Migrala reviews the applica- moved by the experience and child overcome the ghosts of at the college they will attend, tions of children interested in how lucky these kids are to their past. and Masonic will pay for their By Melinda Rolph have a safe haven like Masonic. staying at Masonic Children's Masonic Children's Home is room and board, tuition,books Waking up to the A lot of children aren't as Home. She tries to gather funded by the Masons of and fees on top of the financial smell of chocolate from a fortunate," said one middle enough information on the Pennsylvania and the Children's aid the student receives from nearby M&M Mars factory is school tutor, who said she feels potential resident to ensure that Home Alumni program, said the college. not unusual for the children at privileged to get to know the they won't jeopardize current Migrala. The home does not The Masonic Masonic Children's Home in children. residents. take any federal or state money. Children's Home gives its Elizabethown. Neither is living Looking out the With a warm smile and Many of the Masonic children countless opportunities with some of your closest windows of her office, Migrala a chuckle, Migrala says, "I Children's Home alumni keep to achieve in school and in friends. For the kids living in says, "There's something often tell people my main in touch with the staff. "That's life,while giving them a safe, the children's home, it's a better different here every day. mission is to make order out of the neat thing; alumni call every supportive atmosphere in which life. There's variety, and you just chaos." now and then," said Migrala. to grow and develop. The At Masonic Children's never know what the day will The director's office The children attend the Masonic Children's Home gives Home, up to 40 children, of bring." overlooks the five cottages, as Elizabethtown Area School these kids their childhood back. various shapes, sizes, and Besides getting to ethnicities are given a chance at well as the busy basketball District, and then are encour- court and the study cottage. At know the children, who have a normal life filled with become her extended family, possibility. But, what is the study cottage, tutors help normal? For these children, the kids do their homework, work on projects, and study for tests. The children are not the Migrala has to make sure each child gets appropriate treatment and the support needed to deal Join the Hurricane normal means they don't have to be afraid of being hit by a drunken parent, not having to only ones to learn something in the study; the tutors learn a lot from their experience working with trauma at a young age. In some cases, Migrala and her staff don't find out about a Katrina Project wonder where they will lay child's difficulties for weeks their heads at night, or just with them. By Tom Polanski knowing they'll be safe and Director of Residence dollars per student, and inter- protected. Some look at the Life Neil Andrito is a good ested students may contact Children's Home as their angel. source of information regarding Rory Murray or Neil Andrito. In 1913 the Masonic Village, established the Ma- Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Centenary’s history with the Hurricane Katrina Relief The trip lasts for 10 days, over winter break, 4 days traveling sonic Children's Home. Its Project and where it is now. and 6 days working. original mission was to take in war widows and their children. Still up in the air He is also the go-to Students who decide to person for students who may be go on the trip will stay in Being too strong-willed for interested in knowing more Aurora Methodist Church in their own good, the women By Kate Billard about the project and how they New Orleans, Louisiana. They only sent their children. Today, If you’ve been recently released, shows no ill can be involved. will be provided with food, Masonic Children's Home is wondering about the fate of effects. Discussions continue. After the storm of transportation and bedding. The comprised of five cottages -- Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s end, it The Pentagon report 2005, vice-president of Student St. Bernard Project has been two for females and three for is not as clear cut an issue as shows that younger members of Engagement David Jones and assisting Centenary College males -- with eight children in a supporters of the repeal had the armed forces say that they Dr. Norman Cetuk, a member with all that was stated above; cottage. cheered for but a month ago. see no impediment to serving of the Criminal Justice faculty, however, their goal is to rebuild The home is the The House has already with openly gay people in the with the help of Drew homes that have been destroyed perfect opportunity for children approved ending the practice, military. University’s Coordinator of A.V in New Orleans. Andrito also who have unsafe living condi- but the end of the year means a Democrats have Support, decided to help those mentioned that those who have tions at their own homes to live new Congress being sworn in, recently voiced confidence that who were devastated by never swung a hammer should in a place that will nurture and and the progress of the bill may there will be enough votes in Hurricane Katrina. not be discouraged from joining support them through their possibly be set back. The favor of the bill, but some In the first year of the the relief project, since training adolescence. One requirement: Obama Administration has opposition continues. relief project, 150 students is provided. The only recom- children have to have a guard- pledged to push lawmakers to The lame-duck session volunteered to help those less mendation is to bring clothes ian living in Pennsylvania. repeal the law before the year is is the period of time before the fortunate, followed by the next that the individual does not "We accept school age up, hoping the lame-duck end of the year in which many year, when 100 students mind getting dirty, since there children with no criminal session could be used advanta- of the Congressmen are applied, and the same number will be digging, sheet rocking record, no major behavioral geously for the vote. leaving--meaning no one holds assisted in the most recent trip and other sorts of manual labor. issues," said director of Congress had been the power to persuade. to the area to help in clean-up The trip begins at 6:00 am in Children's Services at Masonic, waiting for a Pentagon study on Right now, only time and rebuilding. Founders back parking lot on Ginny Migrala. "We will take the effects of the repeal on will tell the fate of Don't Ask, The trip costs $350 January 1, and ends on the 10th. “troop morale,” a study which, Don't tell. TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Campus page 8 Writers on the Rise program Photo: Gil Shavit By Gil Shavit Recently in an event Tomorrows, and Everyday called Writers on the Rise, Weirdness, among other five Centenary students publications. His story “The were joined by five students Aria” will be included in the from WCCC (Warren upcoming anthology: On a County Community Col- Narrow Windowsill: Fiction lege) to share their creative and Poetry Folded onto Twitter. writing with an appreciative He anticipates receiving his audience in the Seay Build- his Master’s in English ing Front Parlours. Literature in January. The writers read their • Mariel Mota, a senior poetry, comedic work, or majoring in English witha intellectual writings, some concentration a Political of which were based on real Science, is an active student events from their personal on campus; she founded the lives. student organization A.C.T Each reading had and is also involved in powerful rhythms that Prism and Community captivated the audience, Garden. Mota plans to even those who may not attend law school in the fall. have thought they were • English major Arielle interested in poetry. Many of Harrison will graduate in the participants said they 2012. She said she has an had been inspired by unquenchable love for famous writers. Centenary literature, the ebb and flow student writers included of linguistics, but especially • Michael Corso III, an poetics. “ I like to think that English major with a con- poetry has pushed me to the centration in Creative zenith of the individual you Writing and also part of see before you today,” she Centenary College’s literary said.Warren County readers journal Prism. included Angela Chius, • Rachael Scardelli, a Herb Olson, Kristen senior, with a major in McFadden, and Tristan English Literature and Ciceran. Concentration in Creative The event was Writing. She describes her planned by Prof. Jared own work as trying to Harel, students Maria Mota, reincarnate the souls of the Rachael Scardelli, and Beat Generation, finding Warren County Community their mix of sentiment, College faculty members B. nostalgia, and art. . J. Ward, and Brian Bradford • Joseph Pascale’s fiction and funded by the Warren has been featured in South County Cultural and Heri- Jersey Underground, 365 tage Foundation. TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Campus page 9 What’s on the Pantry menu today? Look familiar? It’s Tom Sternadori, at the Pantry Photo: Gil Shavit By Gil Shavit Tom Sternadori operates in ability and easy way with what is called the Pantry, a students led to his present post, diner-friendly space in the he says. Lackland Dining Center that Executive chef Jack looks like a kitchen bar set-up, Ross plans many of the meals where students can sit on high Sternadori serves, though the stools, order meals, and talk to chefs also offer their sugges- the chef. tions. However during the Sternadori offers a holidays such as Halloween, variety of homey as well as Sternadori suggest items for his sophisticated food selections as station, and he also creates the he cheerfully mans his station. sauces for each dish. Before coming to Sauté is his specialty, and he Centenary, he taught at a wine- likes its quick-heating capacity, making school in Boundbrook. while students love to choose Most of his training was at the the ingredients to add, he says, University California at Davis, and he loves to socialize with where he honed his students. winemaking skills, eventually Sautéing, he says, making his way to Centenary, allows him to cook a meal in where he learned the trade of any way the students like and cooking, beginning here as a also encourages them to dishwasher, working his way up socialize. He’s obviously happy to maitre d’, and then cook’s in his work. assitant. His quick learning TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 The Arts page 10 A classic: Zulu-- role in a long career. Caine with fans of the film. The Zulu was, and still is, a should be very well known to Zulus in the film were por- quality and enjoyable film. It is A retro-review today’s moviegoers for his trayed by actual Zulu tribesmen certainly a must-see for many leading parts, including in South Africa (in fact, the Michael Caine fans, as well as By Tim Sullivan the character of Alfred the Zulu king is depicted by the enthusiasts of war films and the This is the age of high butler in the recent Batman then Zulu chief, Mangosuthu British Imperial epic genre. definition and 3D, an era in films. Buthelezi). Any movie buff who which special effects dominate Baker is largely The Zulus were paid in has grown tired of over-the-top box office returns and DVD unknown to younger genera- objects instead of money, special effects and ultra-high sales. tions, but was a successful actor including wrist watches and budget films with no substance In spite of this (or who starred in films such as sneakers. Many of the Zulus in would be well advised to pick perhaps even because of this), it Helen of Troy and Richard the the film can be seen up a copy of Zulu and a bag of is important that we remember III. Both perform excellently as anachronistically wearing those popcorn. the classics, films that sold the leaders of the seemingly same watches and sneakers. tickets on the backs of the doomed men of Rorke’s Drift. actors’ skills and the quality of Those doomed men the story that they had to tell. Action and explosions come to life in the hands of Zulu’s cast. They successfully Video Games vs. had a place, of course, but they render a host of soldier arche- were not the focus that they are today. With this in mind, I types. They range from a stodgy but cool and collected the Supreme Court found myself re-watching sergeant to a perpetually 1964’s Zulu. insolent and insubordinate yet By Kate Billard Directed by the then- heroic private to a Welsh blacklisted Cy Endfield, this corporal who never seems to The Supreme Court is making some interesting arguments regarding violent video games, film tells the story of a small stop singing. Together they and they may affect the industry and what we play. Should gamers be worried? outpost of the British Army create a group of intriguing stationed in South Africa in characters that viewers inevita- Why We Shouldn't: 1879. The outpost of Rorke’s bly are interested in watching. The Downloadable Age: With the amount of resources, time and money that is saved by Drift came under attack from a Zulu praises both sides making games digital, developers not only don’t have to worry about their mature games being taken several-thousand-strong native of the conflict, the British for out of stores, but they’ll probably be better off for it. Zulu army that had defeated an their heroism in fighting a far We Do Age: We don’t stay underage forever. The M-rated games are not exactly a loss to entire British Army column superior force, and the Zulus our development as human beings, so the wait to get them won’t kill us, either. earlier that morning. The for their courage and skill, We Are the Age: The average age of gamers ranges in the early-to-mid 30’s. So, honestly, defending 139 British soldiers, merits that allowed the warriors we don’t have to care. armed with single-shot breach- to go down in history as one of Freedom of Speech = Win: If the issue of whether or not certain games should be allowed loading rifles successfully the only native peoples that to be made, freedom of expression is protected by the First Amendment, which is sort of hard to go repelled the attacking force were able to fight off and even against. after a running battle that lasted defeat the European invaders to If a game somehow gets barred from being made, we can make an educated guess that it well into the next day. Zulu their lands. wasn’t exactly worth playing, anyhow. does a laudable job of recreat- The film also manages ing these events; the multiple to strike a balance in how it Why Maybe We Should Be: stages of the battle are shown portrays war. Modern movies Ignorance: If the courts are focusing on the fact that Fallout 3 had some of our nation’s with great clarity and accuracy. tend to glorify combat or attack landmarks obliterated, they are getting off-track. Post-apocalyptic settings are the basis of some of The only notable error in the it in a maudlin manner. Zulu the most mind- opening and thought-provoking scenarios out there—Fallout 3, while violent, is plot comes at the end; after shows due reverence for both involved enough to be less gratuitous and more innovative. The silly thing is that no one is debating breaking off their assault, the views. The horrors are calmly the fact that minors should not be allowed to buy Mature-rated games—they are debating the fact Zulus return and offer the depicted alongside the glory, that the courts want to take rights away from an art form. British a “Warrior’s Salute.” albeit with little-to-no blood- Consequence: The Supreme Court is actually considering stripping the First Amendment While this offers viewers a nice this was the 60’s, after all; from “violent” video games. For one thing, what violent video games are to them, is probably much closure, it did not happen. blood and gore had yet to make different from what it is to seasoned gamers and developers. This is not because gamers have The central characters their way in to cinema. become numb to violence, but because they understand the modern, unequivocal mind-set to the of the film are commanding While the film really video game universe. While shooting humanoids may be violent to Supreme Court justices, if you officers at Rorke’s Drift, contains only one historical are saving the universe in the process, the moral of the story is not so different from the morals of our Lieutenant John Chard and inaccuracy in its plot, there are own country. Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead numerous anachronisms, Prejudice: Apparently, games are not considered as having the same quality as violent played by Stanley Baker and mentioned in some reviews, movies, books or television and will be shunned for it. However, other industries are wary—if the Michael Caine respectively, particularly on IMBD, many of courts gain the cojones to strip one art form of the First Amendment, who is to say they won’t for Zulu being the latter’s first lead which have become famous anything else? TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 The Arts (Denville), Megan McGill, page 11 Gross (Blairstown) Shakespeare Festival, Pennsyl- Oliver! onstage, now! vania Shakespeare Festival) , Justin Boscitto (director Emilio Tiri (Blairstown), Saquan Williams (Hoboken) Professional/ Regional Actors: Steven Bidwell (NYC), choreographer Circle in the Casey Bauer, Brittany Christine De Frece (NYC), Called “the perfect Square NYC,) Osborne Focht Dalessio(Wycoff), Kyle Shirley Bravo, (Hackettstown) Christmas matinee,” the Blevins, (Broadway’s (Broadway: Capeman, CSC, Conner, Jon Bodi, Nick Deborah Guarino, Maria musical Oliver! heralds the Bring Back Birdie, Little Me, Tartuffe and Rounding Third), Ardito(Hackettstown), Khiry Brodeur, (Rockaway) James holiday season with perfor- and The Tap Dance Kid) has led Colleen Wallnau Smith (Broad- Best, Kyle Porham, Alexandra Nester (Bethlehem) Christine mances through Dec. 12 in the CSC’s acclaimed Young way :Crazy for You), Dave Poage, Morgan Mack, Rachel Mase (Sparta) , Leon Hill, new Sitnick Theatre of the Performers Workshop (YPW) Scheffler (Pennsylvania Grant, Christen (New Brunswick), Amanda David and Carol Lackland for over 15 years. The YPW Shakespeare) Stephen Davis Demintz,(Hackettstown), Maxfield(Tewksbury). Center. offers conservatory training (assistant professor of Theater YPW Students: Scott Oliver! runs through Adapted from the with an emphasis on musical Centenary) , Lea A. Lid Abbondanzo (Califon), Cydney Dec. 12 with shows Thursday classic tale by Charles Dickens, theatre to young performers (assistant professor of Theater, Black (Hackettstown), Andy evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday the play tells the tale of the ages 8-18 from the Skylands Centenary) and Anthony Zas Calderone(Blairstown) Jacob and Saturday at 8 p.m. and orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who region an beyond. Blevins is (Hackettstown) as Oliver (YPW Crisafulli (Blairstown), Sundays at 2:30 p.m., with is swept into a band of pick- also widely known for his student). McKenzie Custin (Bethlehem additional weekday shows on pockets led by the wily Fagin in portrayal of Mark in Sir In this inaugural year PA) , Emily Devine Wed,, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m., as 19th century London. Richard Attenborough’s film A of the David and Carol (Hackettstown), Alex Evans well as a Tuesday, Dec. 7 Hailed as a master- Chorus Line, and was also Lackland Center, a world-class (Hackettstown), Neil Ianniello performance at 10 a.m. for piece, the musical “Oliver!” featured in the movie Chaplin. performing arts facility now in (Lebanon), Skye Kenyon schools. Tickets for “Oliver” displays the talents of composer He has worked with innumer- Hackettstown, the production (Asbury),Daniel Marion range in price from $20-25, Lionel Bart at his best. Over- able noted directors and of “Oliver!” celebrates all- (Flanders), Montana Marsilio with discounts for seniors and flowing with familiar show- choreographers during his things-theatre in the community (Long Valley), Erin Martire students, and can be purchased stopping musical numbers such career, including Bob Fosse, and region, and includes an (Hackettstown), Andrew through the Centenary Stage as “Consider yourself,” Who Woody Allen, Vivian Matalon, plethora of talented performers Nussbaum (Long Valley), Company Box Office in the Will Buy,” “Where is love?” and Joe Layton. from the region, from the CSC Raphael Pelczmann David and Carol Lackland and “As Long as He Needs The cast features the YPW program, and Centenary (Morristown), Anthony and Center, by phone at 908-979- Me,” audiences “ will whistle talents of many professional College Theater Students.. The Nicholas Sica (Sparta) , Ashley 0900, and online at the tunes of this heartwarming actors including artistic director cast includes Centenary College Terpak (Sparta), Brandon www.centenarystageco.org. play as they exit the theatre,” as of CSC, Prof. Carl Wallnau students: Tanya Wheelock Wiener (Flanders), Hunter one review put it. (Broadway: Titanic, Orlando The curtain opens on a sinister interior of a workhouse, where boys pile in to sing the opening number “Food, glorious food!” The young Oliver Twist, after eating his small portion of gruel, asks innocently, “Please sir, may I have some more?” Oliver ultimately flees the workhouse run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, traveling to London where he meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for the incorrigible Fagin. There, Oliver finds a friend in Nancy, neither of them fit for a life of crime. Broadway veteran Michael Blevins directs and choreographs the cast of over 50 as the Centenary Stage Company christens the 500-seat Sitnick Theatre with the sound of tap dancing and high kicks in the first ever musical to be performed in the new space. Left to right: Andy Calderone, Anthony Zas, Carl Wallnau, Niel Ianniello) Anthony Zas is Oliver and Carl Wallnau is Fagin in the Centenary Stage Company production of Oliver, the musical, through Dec 12. Photo: Pat Lanciano TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 The Arts page 12 December makes Manhattan students have sacrificed their vacation times so they can help on CBS with Scott Baio, and helped in organizing the NBC even more exciting than usual with the production, playing in the Sitnick Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center. . special The Country Music Awards, with Charlie Daniels and Barbara Mandrell. It’s also because the theatre is On campus, he is By Teresa Miley By Alex Kays now aiming to start a new known as the director of the I always wanted to go holiday tradition at Centenary, Centenary Young Performers Thrilling families for Soldiers,” where the Rockettes to a concert, but I never thought Workshop, housed in the offering Christmas plays during more than 75 years, The Radio line up and topple from one I would actually get to go, but Centenary Stage Company.” the holidays. City Christmas Spectacular, is a side to the other like surpris- this month, I will be going to His work there has had the Star- “I think that we’re into must-see for this holiday ingly slow dominoes, and “Here Madison Square Garden to Ledger praise him as “a state bigger things now that we have season. A 40-piece orchestra, Comes Santa Claus,” which is attend the Jingle Ball, which treasure.” the space, and we’re doing movable skating rink, a cast of every child’s dream, showcas- has been a Z100 event for His profile is viewable more productions,” said 150 singers and dancers, a 3D ing over 30 Santas. several years, in which many on his website at student and stage manager for sleigh ride with Santa, and Last year’s show, artists perform. MichaelBlevins.com. the play, Jackie Mariani. snow falling on the audience which I attended, was more In the past, the Jonas Wallnau is not only a Blevins has had a lot are all elements that add to the than exciting. The famous Brothers, Lady Gaga, Taylor force with Blevins in seeing of experience on Broadway excitement of the show. “Living Nativity” scene Swift, and numerous others Oliver! take shape from start to plays and in films and televi- Opening its curtains in segment, which has been part of have performed there. This finish, but also plays a major sion. He also has worked as an 1933, the show celebrated its the show since 1933, was year, Katy Perry, Justin Beiber, role in the musical, playing actor, director, and a play- 75th year last season. Starring rejuvenated. A grand entourage Selena Gomez, Paramore, Fagin, a criminal who takes in wright. His career began at the the world famous Rockettes, the that included live camels and B.O.B., Bruno Mars, Enrique homeless boys and teaches University of North Carolina show has been a huge hit donkeys added a beautiful Inglesias, Travie McCoy, Tao them how to be pickpockets. where he majored in acting and because of their precision, element to the show. Cruz, and Michael Buble will He says that in order to dance. His education continued coordination, and notorious The show starts with be performing. prepare for his role, he has been at NYU’s Tisch School of the eye-high leg kicks. Acts the Rockettes as Santa’s Elvis Duran and the looking for inspiration for the Arts. Some of his most notable featuring the Rockettes as reindeer pulling his sleigh. Morning Show crew will be character in the original roles have come in films and reindeers and as toy soldiers are From there, you are taken hosting the event which they Dickens novel. “He’s an plays such as Chaplin, where he traditional favorites and remain through a tour from New York have hosted since it first started. English Jew who is there in played a supporting role, key parts of the show. City to the North Pole. Besides Z100, Kim Kardashian, England at a time of great anti- alongside Robert Downey Jr. There are 12 acts in the Throughout the entirety of the Emily Osment, Jay Sean, Flo Semitism,” Wallnau said. and Diane Lane; A Chorus Line, show, some new, some en- show audiences are enchanted Rida, Sean Kingston, Jesse He said that in doing a where he played the role of hanced, all amazing. Some of by the thrill and Christmas McCartney, Just Jared, and Christmas-themed play, the Mark, and in Drumwright, the famous acts in the show spirit that the show offers the Pauly D will be co hosting the production will bring more where he played Johnny Burton include “The Nutcracker,” the audience. This season’s show event. people to the theatre during the and worked with Tony-award famous “Parade of Wooden runs until Dec. 30. holiday season and will show winning director Cullum. His theatre work has them a good time, helping give included appearing in included momentum to a new tradition. Behind the scenes with Oliver! Bring back Birdie and Little Me, and directing The Mad Forest, which played off- He also has some interesting ideas for next year’s produc- tion. So before you all head Broadway, and he has done home for the Holiday season, commercials for Days Inn. He go out and see Oliver! It’s sure By John P. Barry also hellped choreographing the to be a good time, and the start The holiday season is director and choreographer he also believed in doing it TV special How To Be a Man, of a new tradition. alwats something to look Michael Blevins and Prof.Carl because he found it to be a forward to. It’s a time when Wallnau, artistic director of the show which offers the greatest people get together with their Centenary Stage Company, the number of casting parts for families, ro stop to think of the Centenary Theatre will be people, whether they are in the less fortunate, and to get showing its production of Theathre program or not. “It’s together to take part in holiday Oliver! running until Dec. 12. also a Christmas show, even traditions. These vary from This year, the theatre though it isn’t,” he said, ones that we have practiced for will be showing the full musical smiling. years, or new ones that people version of the play instead of The cast and crew want to make happen every the original drama. The main involved in the play have been year. The Centenary Theater reason Blevins decided to go working hard to combine all the staff is offering a way to spark with the musical version instead elements that go into a musical: this holiday season and start a of the drama is, “I find the the staging, the lighting, the new campus tradition. musical version darker than costumes, and choreographing With the talents of most people do.” Wallnau said the musical numbers. Some TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Sports page 13 major aspect in which boxing Mayweather and the Pac Man is One of the first, with my 3rd place finish in and MMA differ. If you lose 6 the only fight aside from a potential Haye-Klitschko what the fans want to see. The fans want to see Mayweather the NCAA's, becoming an All- fights in MMA, it’s more or less wrestling American,” Livingston is happy about last year’s suc- the norm (aside from true elites). unification bout that has any real selling power. and Pacquiao fight more than anything. There is nothing in Even when you have a boxing or MMA that would team’s stars cesses. He and the members of If you have more than five losses in fewer than 50 pro name like Pacquaio’s on the even come close to the PPV buy rate that fight would generate. the Cyclones look to build on boxing bouts, you’re a bum. card, it’s hard to sell it to the last season’s record year for the casual fan. That is another People can point the But one can’t place the program. Livingston also hopes reason the UFC is slaughtering finger at either fighter as much By Chris Picano blame on Antonio Margarito for the students of Centenary come boxing. You pay $50 for the as they want, but it will not stepping in the ring with out in droves to support their fight, and instead of a main change the fact that these two arguably the top pound-for- Cyclones. event and four undercard fights behemoth names in the sport One of the most feared pound fighter in the world; after He added,"This is the with people you’ve never heard will always find a reason not to wrestlers in all of NCAA all, who wouldn’t take a beat most anticipated year yet, with of (and will probably never hear fight each other. There is a Division III is one of ours-- down from anybody for several the talent that we're putting out from again), you get two main better chance of Mike Tyson’s Centenary’s William million dollars? on the mat. We work our butts events and three other quality coming out of retirement and Livingston, a very decorated That, perhaps, is the off for hours to go out and have fights with names even the most fighting Evander Holyfield for wrestler from Newton, New biggest problem with boxing. seven minutes of battle and give casual of fans will recognize. a third time than there is of Jersey. It’s no longer a sport. It is excitement to our fans!" As long as promoters seeing that super fight ever Livingston entered this entirely a business entity. like Bob Arum and the notori- materialize. And until it season ranked as the number 1 You don’t see the big ous Don King are around, you does, boxing will never catch wrestler in the country at 133 super fights anymore, because will never see that in boxing; the UFC again. pounds, having begun his wrestling career at Kittatinny Boxing, from someone is always going to whine about being paid less it’s all about how much THEIR fighter is going to be paid, not High School, not far from the Centenary campus. my point of than the other guy. Floyd “In high school, I was a four-time New Jersey state view place winner, winning states my senior year,” said Livingston. By Chris Picano After placing 8th, 7th, There was a time about and 3rd during his first three 15 years ago, when American years of high school, he became sports fans lived for the next the state champion in his senior big boxing contest on pay per season. Along the way, he view. Even as recently as eight amassed a record-breaking 145- years ago, boxing still provided 12 record enroute to becoming big time matchups that people a High School Wrestling All- wanted to see. Whatever American. He parlayed his high happened to that? school success into wrestling at With the rapid rise of the Division I level for both Mixed Martial Arts, it is very Ohio State and Virginia Tech. sad to see that professional Citing its close boxing has gone from one of proximity to home, as well as a the most interesting sports to rising program in the Division follow, to a complete joke. III ranks, Will says he is very Watching the movie Tyson has happy with his time here at only reaffirmed that sentiment. Centenary. Where are the true champions “The team is meshing who will fight anybody any very well so far this season. time? Practices are going well, a lot of Last month, Manny energy and pride fill the room Pacquiao faced off against with the vets and newcomers,” Antonio Margarito in a “highly said the 133-pound sensation. anticipated” WBC Super Along with making Welterweight title fight. The history at Kittatinny High first question that should have School, Livingston has already been on everyone’s mind, even made himself a legend in for big boxing fans, is, “Who on Centenary’s wrestling history. earth is Antonio Margarito?” “Last year was The most intriguing probably the most successful in matchup for Manny Pacquiao team history, finishing 27th in was against a guy who has lost the country, and another team six fights in his career? That’s a TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Sports page 14 Men’s basketball: Talented squad and while our expectations for time. Centenary shot 32 percent makes it to the regional championship him are high, his are even higher for himself. He has it in from the field, compared to DC’s 27 percent, and also out- his mind that he should average rebounded DC 49-45. a double-double on the season, On the second day, the seven of nine from the field, and I’m counting on him to do team lost a close one that By: Matt Mercuro and final captain, having been including five three-pointers, that,” Mastroianni added. essentially came down to who appointed by Mastroianni could out-rebound the other. On and collected four rebounds and The team next took The men’s basket- before the season started. one assist. This was a good sign part in the University of this occasion, Scranton won the ball team started its season, “Up until that point, it from Atkinson, who suffered a Scranton Radisson Invitational battle 47-34, and shot 38 going 2-3 in the five games had always been my philosophy season-ending injury last in Scranton, Pa. The Cyclones percent from the field, com- they competed in. to never have more than three season, and used the injury as beat D’Youville College 69-56 pared with the Cyclones’ The Cyclones fell to captains; in this case, I couldn’t motivation to get back on the and advanced to the champion- shooting 37 percent. Montclair 89–74 despite a imagine Andrew being left out court this season to show what ship game before losing to the Urie was named to the strong effort from Corey of that. It’s actually great for he could do. Scranton Royals, 77-65 in the All-Tournament team after Kearny, who scored 19 our four seniors who came in “It’s always great finals. scoring 14 points in the points, had five rebounds together and really laid the when your best players play In the first game of the championship game. Halicki and three steals. Kearny was foundation for turning this well; Will is a guy that we two-day meet, Halicki led the continued his emergence as one named Cyclone of the week program around to have the missed a lot a year ago and scoring attack for Centenary of the best players on the team for his performance in the chance to lead the team we’re glad to see him getting with 16 points, six rebounds, by finishing with 14 points and game.. together,” said Mastroianni. back to his old form,” said one assist and one steal. Every 10 rebounds for his first double- Here’s how the season “Hopefully, with their leader- Mastroianni. “I think it was player on the team saw playing double of the season. Scranton has progressed so far: Novem- ship, we’ll experience more important for his confidence, time during the game, and the was led by Zach Ashworth, who ber marked the opening of the success this year than ever too, to see that he could play team go a lot of help from the scored 20 points in the champi- season, with the Cyclones going before in their tenure,” he said. aggressively and have success. underclassmen, especially. onship game, one of four 2-2 during their first week of In the first game of the It’s never easy to return from a Freshmen Gabe players for Scranton to finish in action before the Thanksgiving season, the Cyclones competed season-long injury, but he’s Cheavers and Josh Case also double figures. break. Head coach Enrico at home against the Misericor- handled it well, and, obviously, made their presence known, in At press time, the Mastroianni has been satisfied dia Cougars, losing 81-70. The we hope it continues to pay a 12-point effort from Case, and Cyclones were preparing to hit with what he has seen thus far Cougars were led by Ethan off.” Cheavers, playing in his first the road for their first from his team overall, but, as Eichhorst, who scored a game- The team shot well game of the year, led the conference match up of the always, feels there is room for high 31 points, and grabbed 11 during the game, going 28-of- Cyclones with eight rebounds season against Baptist Bible improvement. rebounds, which also led both 59 from the floor and 10-of-17 in only 11 minutes of playing on December 2. “I’ve really been squads. impressed with our man-to-man Urie led the scoring from three-point range, and out- defense; a year ago, we were attack for the Cyclones, scoring rebounded the Lions 43-39. giving up 82 points per game, 20 points, and collected four Sophomore Jakub and so far, we are only giving rebounds in a losing effort. Halicki had a solid game up 71. The difference is, we The Cyclones won the rebound overall, scoring eight points, haven’t been scoring points like battle 31-29, but shot only 39 and led the team with 11 we did a year ago either,” said percent from the field going 29- rebounds. Urie scored 17 for the Mastroianni. “I feel very of-64 for the game. Cyclones, going seven of 13 confident though, that when we The Cougars, on the from the field, including three get into conference play, our other hand, shot 59 percent of four from three-point range, defense will still be good, and from the field, going 28-of-47, and had three rebounds and two our offense is going to catch up, and 84 percent from the free assists for the contest. Innocent too,” he added. throw line, 16-of-19. also provided a spark, scoring This season, Also contributing was 10 points, collecting six Mastroianni said he decided to junior Ludner Innocent who rebounds, and dishing out three go with four captains instead of scored 16 points, grabbed six assists. the usual two or three to lead rebounds, and Kearney who Now in his second the team during the season, scored12 points and collected year, Halicki is one of many which is unique for a college three rebounds. being looked at to step up his team. Senior Rob Urie has been The Cyclones then hit game, and thus far he has one of the captains since he was the road, competing in Ewing, succeeded. a sophomore, and his class- NJ against The College of New “Jakub is a guy that mates Corey Kearney and Will Jersey. Senior Will Atkinson we’ve put a lot of pressure on. Atkinson have been captains of scored 19 points for Cyclones, He had a great off-season the team since their junior year. leading the team to a 76-71 win working out and dedicating Senior Andrew Cobain joins over the Lions for their first win himself to getting ready for this them this season as the fourth of the season. Atkinson shot season,” said Mastroianni. “His hard work is paying off for him, TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Sports page 15 Moments of pride at close of Check out team and individual women’s volleyball season honors for women’s soccer By Bridget McCann By Bridget McCann The women’s volley- and Markovic received First ball team ended its season just Team honors. Junior Kelsey The Centenary onship game. and tying for the conference short of a berth to the Colonial Walter received an Honorable women’s soccer team has won The team made its lead in goals and goals per States Athletic Conference Mention, while sophomore its first Colonial States Athletic first-ever NCAA tournament game. This was the second (CSAC) Tournament. Megumi Fujiwara was named Conference (CSAC) Champion- appearance on Nov. 13, when it year Farrell has earned this The Cyclones fell to to the Sportsmanship Team. ship. took on number16, Dickinson honor. Philadelphia Biblical in late Paffendorf finished the The Lady Cyclones College. The Lady Cyclones Senior Bianca Santulli October, ending the season 10- season with 484 kills, leading defeated Immaculata University were defeated in penalty kicks, and junior Tatiana Kingston 21, 5-6 in conference play. the CSAC in kills and setting a in a thrilling penalty kick shoot- 4-2. This game marked each received Second Team The game marked the final new single-season record for out in early November. The Centenary’s fourth-consecutive honors. For Santulli, this marks home contest for six of Centenary. She has 1,326 total soccer team joins women’s double-overtime contest and her fourth-consecutive All- Centenary’s athletes: Meg attack, 108 digs, and 45 service basketball, baseball, and third-straight penalty-kick Conference award. Denti was Fujiwara, Cara Gibson, Devon aces. Paffendorf currently wrestling as the fourth sport in shootout. named to the Honor Roll, her Paffendorf, Kelly Zegarowitz, holds the Centenary record for school history to earn a berth to The team ends its 2010 first conference postseason Gina Inga, and Liz Luckenbill. career kills, with 974. the NCAA tournament. season with a record of 13-7-3, award of her career. Because of her efforts, Markovic led the Cyclones The Lady Cyclones the last ten games going Veverka, fellow junior sophomore Jelena Markovic with 755 assists. This total is scored first, with a goal by undefeated. Courtney Flanagan, and senior was named to the CSAC the second all-time in school senior forward Jazmine Farrell Farrell ended the Lisa Stankiewicz were also weekly Honor Roll. She history for assists in a single in the fifth minute. Centenary season as the leading scorer named to the Honor Roll. finished with 56 assists, 23 season. Despite having just two went into half-time, leading 1-0, with 22 goals, as well as nine Senior Jen Dexter was digs, 18 kills, three aces, and seasons under her belt, she is but lost the lead early in the assists and 53 points, overall. named to the conference All- two blocks in three matches for also second in career assists second half, and the score Veverka ended the Sportsmanship Team. the Cyclones. with 1,227. This season, would stay tied at 1 for the season as the second-leading Farrell was named to Four Lady Cyclones Markovic also tallied 246 digs, remainder of the regulation scorer with 15 goals, three the 2010 ESPN Academic All- were honored with CSAC 168 kills, 80 service aces, and period. assists, and 33 points. Denti American® Women’s Soccer postseason awards. Paffendorf 53 digs. Although Centenary ended the season with 101 First Team. Farrell was placed controlled both overtime saves. on the All-American ballot after On top of a conference receiving College Sports Cross Country team finishes up periods, it could not capitalize, and after 110 minutes of championship and first NCAA Information Directors of tournament appearance, the America’s (CoSIDA)/ESPN season, gears up for next year playing, the game entered a penalty kick shootout. In the Cyclones also had numerous Academic All-District 2 First shootout, Farrell and juniors athletes receive post-season Team honors earlier this month. By Matt Mercuro Caitlin Veverka and Brittany awards. Farrell was named to Farrell has a 3.97 grade point Overland each had successful First Team All-CSAC, after average and is a Mathematics In late October, the penalty kicks. Senior goal- leading the team in points, major. She is the only CSAC cross country team competed in season best time of 28:44. keeper Ashley Denti was named goals, and assists, as well as athlete to earn these honors. a partially disappointing last Freshman Rob the MVP of the CSAC Champi- leading the CSAC in points, regular season meet at Ambrose finished with his best Gwynedd-Mercy College in run of the season as well, Lepes placed Freshman Kelly Gwynedd Valley, PA for the in placing 19th in the 8K with a 223rd with a time of Pascarella placed 44th in the 5K the Colonial States Athletic time of 29:23. 29:46, Dunphy placed with a time of 23:19, and Championship, while marking Senior Chad Lepes 245th with a time of Shawna Bryan placed 68th with some successful moments. finished 33rd with a time of 30:48, while Ambrose a time 26:34. Senior Lauren Gwynedd-Mercy won 31:07. Sophomore Gary finished with a time LaMotta also placed in the the men’s CSAC championship, Kowaleski placed 50th with a of 31:21, good event, finishing with a time of and Marywood College won the time of 34:55. enough for 252nd 27:52, good enough for 70th women’s championship. Freshman Justin place. place. For the Cyclones, the Theriault rounded out the team, The Cyclones were men’s team finished fifth out of finishing 54th with a time of also represented at the NCAA seven teams competing, the best 39:19. Atlantic Regional Cross conference finish in the team’s Much as she did all Country Championship in mid- history. The women’s team season, junior Chelsea November in Oneonta, New finished 10th out of the 11 Gummerson lead the way for York where Lepes, Dunphy and teams that competed. the women’s team, finishing a Ambrose competed against 265 For the men’s squad, team best, 24th out of 79 other runners in the event. senior Brian Dunphy finished runners with a time of 21:18. 15th out of 60 runners, with a TCID:BW THE QUILL December, 2010 Sports page 16 How proud are we of our student-athletes? Tough openers for By Bridget McCann In case you didn’t know this, Centenary College is Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) and a group of profes- Basketball team posted the women’s B-Ball second-highest grade point a Division III institution. sors, Tara Clausen, Steve By Bridget McCann average in country. Although there are McHugh, James Patterson, and The Wrestling team several differences between Marianne Pratschler, make up was ranked 17th for their grade Despite tremendously the contest 90-87. Freshman Divisions I, II, and III, the the Faculty Advisory Board point average in Division III. hard work, the Centenary Ashley Bays had a tremendous biggest difference is that (FAB). The goal of FAR-FAB The Women’s La- women’s basketball team game, scoring 32 points, while Division III athletes are not is to bring athletics and aca- crosse team also received dropped the first three contests connecting on 10 out of 16 allowed to receive scholarships demics closer together on Academic Squad honors from of its season. The Lady three point shots. Bays’ 32 for their athletic ability. campus, and to help people the Intercollegiate Women’s Cyclones lost both games in the points are the most in program Ask most athletes at a understand that these student- Lacrosse Coaches Association Fairleigh Dickinson Tip-Off history by a freshman, and her Division III school why they athletes can be the best in the (IWLCA) for have a team grade Classic on Nov. 15 and 16. 10 three-pointers equal a chose their particular school, classroom as well as on the point average of 3.0 or higher The team lost its first game to previous program record, set by and sports will probably have athletic field/court. on a 4.0 scale. the host team, FDU, 91-67, junior Colleen Collins and been a big factor in their Last year, such students All told, 33 student- despite an outstanding perfor- former player Kristen Camuso. decision. At the end of the day, celebrated many athletic athletes have a cumulative GPA mance by junior Hannah Ally Junior Jen Vasta fell however, these Division III achievements, but also many of 3.5 or higher. Also, the who contributed 15 points and just short of a triple-double, athletes are students first, hence impressive academic achieve- cumulative GPA of all athletes 14 rebounds for her first scoring 20 points, dishing out the term student-athlete. ments. Athletically, these exceeds 3.1, with no team GPA double-double of the season. 10 assists, and grabbing nine Division III student- included the Women’s Basket- below a 2.7. In the second game of rebounds. Ally chipped in 16 athletes have more to worry ball and Women’s Lacrosse Without these impressive the season, the team faced points for another great game. about than the average college teams being the highest- accomplishments in the Drew University, but its efforts The Lady Cyclones are student. On top of the normal scoring Division III programs classroom, the tremendous were not enough, and they fell set to take on Misercordia as college transition which can be in the nation; two All-Ameri- athletic accomplishments would to Drew 74-69. Ally, once their home opener on Nov. 29. hard enough for most people, cans in Cara Montferrat and not be possible. These athletes again, led all scorers with 16 During December, the team has these athletes must transition Will Livingston; softball pitcher put in time on the court/field, points, while senior Marissa five games, two of which are into a new team, with a new Kristin Durborow with the most but put even more time into DiStasio scored 11 points and conference games against coach, as a small fish in a big conference strike outs; and their academics. After all, their grabbed 10 rebounds. Baptist Bible and Immaculata pond, rather than being the star many other national, regional, ball-passing skills won’t be The Cyclones faced University. Just one of those athlete they once were in high and conference honors. helping them when Sallie Mae Eastern University on Nov. 18, five games is at home, against school. Academically, there were comes knocking on their doors and despite rallying from a 21- Vassar College, on Dec. 8. Here at Centenary, Prof. even more impressive accom- after graduation! point deficit, fell short, losing Emeritus Bob Quade is the plishments. The Women’s By Tyler DeCraine Men’s soccer The Centenary Men’s corner kick from Pinnella found more special.” mention, while Junior Justin and Castro who all tallied goals soccer team closed out its the head of Junior Alex Walters, As the regular season Belanger received the sports- in the game. After defeating regular season with a come- who put the ball past the keeper came to a close, Five Cyclones manship award. The Cyclones Keystone, the Cyclones drew from-behind win against for the game-winning goal. The were acknowledged by the hosted Keystone College in the Neumann in the semifinals. In a conference foe Immaculatta win gave the Cyclones a 9-8-1 CSAC for awards. Junior Kyle first round of the playoffs, and hard-fought rainy night game, University on Senior Day, regular season record, and a Thompson and Sophomore from the start the Cyclones the Cyclones fell to Neumann honoring seniors Dan record of 6-3 in the conference Patrick Bourland were named dominated. Scoring four by a score of 2-0, ending their Charkowski, Michael Burke secured them a number 4 seed 2nd team All CSAC while unanswered goals in the rout, season with a record of 10-9-1. and Edgar Escobar-Castro in the conference tournament. Juniors Matt Winkler and Burke opened the scoring, before the game alongside their Senior Dan Pinnella received honorable followed by Pinnella, Winkler, friends, family, and teammates. Charkowski said, “It was a Before a large home season that had a little bit of crowd, the Cyclones suffered everything; we had winning and an Immaculatta goal early in the second half. However, Cente- nary continued to press and got losing streaks, but we overcame adversity as a team and finished our conference season strong to Come out and support an opportunity when a hand ball get a good seed and a home was called against Immaculatta resulting in a penalty kick for the Cyclones. Junior Andrew playoff game.” He added, “Senior day was special because it was one of the last your sports teams! Pinnella blasted the shot past home games I will ever play the goalkeeper to tie the score here, and to have my friends at 1-1. In the 74th minute, a and family there made it even TCID:BW
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