EVERY OPINION IS RIGHT!
October 20, 2008 Vol. III, No. 5
DEBATE: WAS THERE A
The second debate took place on October 7, 2008 at
Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The debate was in
Senator John McCain’s favorable Town Hall format, in which
Sen. McCain, when answering the first question, showed a high
level of comfort. Soon after, Senator Barack Obama also dis-
played a high level of comfort in this format, as both candidates
walked around and tried to establish a connection with the
person who had asked the question. However, both candidates Photo Taken By:
had trouble staying within the time allotted due to the constant Gabriel Mallen
placing of blame on the opposing party over the major issues
Echoes from the Ville
that America is facing today. In my opinion, each party is to
blame! The Democratic Party is to blame for their lack of unity
and the Republican Party is to blame for the strength and unity
on the wrong solutions to the issues. The time wasted during GABRIEL MALLEN
this debate should have been spent on how we can fix the cur
rent economic crisis as well as many other crises that America is In the mid 1990’s Manhattanville was going through a
very difficult time. The school had approximately 700 students.
Continued on Page 7 Tenney Hall was not operating and some parts of Damman Hall
were not either. The Valiant shuttle bus to White Plains and
NYC did not exist; all we had was a mini-van for special events.
Campus Security had some students working for them. The Li-
brary was not open 24/7. The school possessed few computers.
The Vice Presidential Because of the school’s tough financial position we did not offer
as many scholarship/financial aid opportunities to promising
students in the U.S. and in the World.
Today, Manhattanville is greatly different from the one in the
Debate 1990’s. Now we have a very colorful, dynamic, safe community
of around 1700 students. Three essential components that are
part of the Manhattanville SOUL are:
1. Diversity. We have students from all over the States and
VANESSA PINTO the world. There are large numbers of international students
who come from all over North-America, Latin-America, Europe,
The Vice Presidential debate was very engaging, espe- Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia. A student I interviewed
cially to hear the difference between both arguments. Joe Biden referred to our campus as a Mini-United Nations.
stated facts about the position of the Democratic Presidential 2. New York City and Westchester factor. Students enjoy the
Party and what their hopes and goals were if elected into the school’s NYC trips to Broadway shows, Yankees/Mets/Knicks/
presidency, and factual information against the Republican Par- Rangers games, exhibitions in the Metropolitan/MoMA muse
ty. Sarah Palin retaliated against Biden on numerous instances
and also stated the Republican platform. However, Palin often Continued on Page 4
went off topic during the debate and instead discussed about re-
forms in Alaska. Here is a summary of each of their platforms:
Biden: Content Notables:
Biden stated, in the beginning of the debate, that John
McCain voted “477 times to raise taxes” and that McCain sup- Page 3: October Calendar of Events
ports deregulation. Biden firmly stated that he believes in
fairness among all U.S. citizens. His speech was very lucid and Page 5: Poetry Section/
thorough while always maintaining his composure and keep- Featured Photos
ing a smile on his face. He mentioned that the “middle class is
struggling” and that the main goal of the Democratic Party is to Page 6: He Says... She Says.../
help those first and foremost. He said, “ninety-five percent of A Message from Student Government
those living in the U.S. are making less than $150,000 annually.
The wealthy do not need any more tax breaks,” he preached Page 7: Trick or Treat: ‘Good Candy’ vs. ‘Bad Candy’
firmly. “Ninety-five percent of small businesses make less than
$250,000 yearly. By taxing the middle class and lowering the Page 8: “Jersey Boys”: A Fantastic Broadway Sensation
tax of the wealthy is the ultimate bridge to nowhere.” Biden also
Continued on Page 7
Page 2 EVERY OPINION IS RIGHT October 20, 2008
Mission Statement Letter From the Editor
Dear Manhattanville Students, Faculty, and Staff,
As we come out with our fifth issue, we keep vigilant watch
Manhattanville’s Right World View exists for a pur- as the semester and year of 2008 comes to an end soon. We con-
pose: to promote the ideals that make the United States of tinue to provide you whatever news we can as the semester rolls
America the greatest country in the world. Those princi- by. We have consistency and commitment to our readers and to
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among the ideals are a strong and free economy, security so that our club may be rewarded with continuous life and with
both domestic and abroad, and the reestablishment of val- more benefits to make certain challenges a bit easier. As we con-
ues in our degrading society. tinue presenting you with more issues, we have fervent hope that
We will expose hypocrisy and corruption wherever you will continue to read our paper and continue to support us. We
we may find it, while praising the unsung heroes that too consider ourselves a body of news as a newspaper and publication.
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have a national, even global, effect. elections so that our voices may be heard!
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October 2008 Calendar of Events
Compiled by DIANA SHPREKHER Semantico is at 6:50pm!
The Wind Ensemble Rehearsal is at 7pm.
Monday, October 20, 2008
7 pm is the Catholic Student Association Meeting for all
There are tons of Duchesne programs to choose from to-
night. Contact Craig Donnelly at email@example.com for more
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information on Daniel’s Music Foundation, Children’s Hope Foun-
MEETING TONIGHT AT 8 PM IN THE CLUB MEET-
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President’s Round Table Meeting is at 9:30 pm at OSA.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
There will be a Brazilian Jewelry Vendor today outside of
the Pub from 10 am till 5 pm.
Friday, October 24, 2008
The United Nations Briefings are at 8 am, GIOLAI in the
Some Duchesne Center activities today include: Global Edu-
Bronx at 1:30 pm, Stephan’s AIDS dinner departs from Spellman
cation Through Arts, Power of Play, Teenage Enrichment, Angels
at 3:45, Boys to Men starts at 5:00, Creative Expressions Through
of Love, Fall Fair, and Friendly Connections. Want more info?
Art (CETA) meets in Brownson at 5 as well, Yoga at 7 pm and Mid-
Contact the Duchesne Center at ext. 5447.
night Run leaves at 8. For information on these or other Duchesne
The NYC Trip to Wicked departs at 6pm tonight! Enjoy!
programs contact Craig Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org for
Saturday, October 25, 2008
At 4 pm, there’s a Women’s Soccer game versus Desales.
Today for Duchesne, there is Westchester Heart Walk,
Flik will be celebrating all the October birthdays in the caf-
CAST, Sprout Creek Farm, Angels of Love, and Save Our Siblings.
eteria at 6pm. Come for the cake!
At noon, there is a Volleyball game at Rutgers Newark.
MEDIA IN POLITICS 2008 IS IN THE OPHIR
At 1 pm, there is a Field Hockey game versus Eastern.
ROOM AT 6 PM. GET ONE DUCHESNE HOUR!!!
The NYC Trip to Six Flags Fright Fest departs at 1 pm. Pre-
At 7 pm, there’s a Volleyball game at Misericordia.
pare to be spooked!
The UNICEF @ Mville meetings are every Tuesday at 9:30
At 1 pm, there is also a Women’s Soccer game at Eastern.
pm in the Communications Rm. or Rm. 002 in the Student Center.
Then, at 3 pm, there is a Men’s Soccer game at Eastern.
The Jewish Student Association (JSA) Meeting is held every
At 7 pm, there is a Men’s Hockey game versus Morrisville.
Tuesday at 9:45 in the Duchesne Center.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Duchesne Center’s activities include: Humane Society,
MIDI Band Rehearsal is at 10 am today in the Student Cen-
Catholic Mass, United We Stand, and Children’s Hospital.
ter Music Room.
The NYC Trip to Spamalot departs at Spellman Hall at 12
Today through Duchesne: Falun Gong, Holy Rosary, Lord’s
pm. Make sure you have your tickets to this great show!
Pantry, Children’s Aid Society, Touch of Theater, Art of Dancing,
At 7 pm, the Haunted Castle Tours sponsered by Manhat-
Caring Circle, Free Speech Alley, Ladies Room, Mentoring, Con-
tanville Sound begin! You will be haunted!
nections, Semantico, and Zen Meditation. Contact Craig Donnelly
Monday, October 27, 2008
At 2 pm, VISIONS: Guest Artist Series: Improvisation from
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Second City to Saturday Night Live is in the Dance Studio of Ken-
TERY DINNER FUNDRAISER BEGINS TODAY!!!
Duchesne Activities: Zumba Fitness, Daniel’s Music Foun-
At 3 pm, there is a Men’s Soccer game versus DeSales.
dation, Children’s Hope Foundation, and All Souls Soup Kitchen.
At 4:30 pm, the Library Event: Faculty Lecture - Prof.
Battle of the Chefs competition is at 6 pm in the Cafeteria.
Wendy McFarlane - Biology: ‘Water turbidity and Asian Shore
The Psychis Fair is tonight at 8 pm. Palm and tarot will be
Crab Recruitment ‘ will be held in the library.
sure to knock your socks off!
At 6 pm, there is a Field Hockey game versus DeSales.
Backpack to Briefcase Senior Dinner is in the West Room at
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Duchesne Activities: Drop-in International Opportunities
At 7:30, there is a College Community Orchestra Rehearsal.
Advising (at 1 pm), GIOLAI (Bronx), St. Stephen’s AIDS Dinner,
Player’s Guild Meeting in Brownson 15 at 10pm every
Boys to Men, CETA, Yoga, and Midnight Run.
At 7 pm, there is Field Hockey at FDU-Florham and Men’s
Soccer game versus King’s (Pa.).
Thursday, October 23, 2008
At 9 pm, the Hypnotist, Kevin Hurley, is guarenteed to hyp-
The Art of Dancing meets in front of Spellman Hall at
notize you and give you quite a few laughs!
4:40pm and Children’s Hope at 5pm. Both are Duchesne activities.
Contact Craig Donnelly at email@example.com for more info!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Lecture: Dr. Arthur Gandolfi, V.P. & Head of Strategy
Today through Duchesne: Holy Rosary, Lord’s Pantry, Chil-
for the Citigroup Treasury: “The U.S. Housing Bubble&Global Fin.
dren’s Aid Society, Touch of Theater, Art of Dancing, Caring Circle,
Meltdow will be in the Ophir Room at 7 pm.
At 7 pm, there is a Volleyball game versus Delaware Valley.
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Free Speech Alley, Ladies Room, Mentoring, GIOLAI (Yonkers), 200 Nights Halloween Party is tonight! Seniors go in at 10
and Connections. pm and everyone else is invited at Midnight! Party on!
At 6 pm, there will be a Mock Presidential Election in the
Cafeteria. Saturday, November 1, 2008
At 7 pm, there is a Women’s Soccer game versus King’s. Today for Duchesne, there is Westchester Heart Walk,
At 7:30 pm, the Arthur M. Berger Lecture: Dr. Tim Bar- CAST, Sprout Creek Farm, Angels of Love, and Save Our Sib-
ringer of Yale University will be the West Room. lings.
At 9 pm, RA Rob and RDA Hannah with Player’s Guild At 1 pm, there is a Field Hockey game versus Delaware
bring you another “Haunted Hike” that is sure to scare the pants Valley and a Women’s Soccer game at Alvernia.
off you! At 3:30 pm, there is a Men’s Soccer game at Alvernia.
DEATH OF A POLITICIAN: A MURDER MYS-
Thursday, October 30, 2008 TERY DINNER FUNDRAISER IS TODAY IN THE OPH-
Duchesne Activities: GIOLAI (New Rochelle), Food Bank, IR ROOM FROM 7 PM TILL 9 PM!!! Tickets in advance
The Art of Dancing, Caring Circle, Children’s Hope, Catholic Stu- at $4 and $6 at the door! You’ll never guess who will
dent Association Meeting, Semantico, United Nation’s Briefings. live and who will die!
At 8 pm, Queens Boulevard by Charles Mee is performing. At 8 pm, Queens Boulevard by Charles Mee is performing.
Red Madness is TONIGHT!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008 The Duchesne Center’s activities include: Humane Soci-
Happy Halloween folks! ety, Catholic Mass, United We Stand, and Children’s Hospital.
At 8 pm, Queens Boulevard by Charles Mee is performing. At 2 pm, Queens Boulevard by Charles Mee is performing.
Continued from Page 1 (Echoes from the Ville) in order to provide better resources for the faculty to run their
ums. The city is an integral part of the life of all Mvillians, from While speaking with with Prof. Jim Bryan of the Econom-
ice-skating in Rockefeller Center, window-shopping on Fifth ics/Finance/Management department, one of the three faculty
Avenue, hanging out in Central Park, to live concerts at MSG. members in the Presidential Search Committee, I asked him what
Thanks to our location in Westchester and 30 minutes away from main things are they—the faculty—looking for in a new Manhat-
NYC, students intern at such diverse places like: PepsiCo, United tanville President and what he or she should have as high pri-
Nations, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, MetLife, Citigroup Smith orities? He answered “we need a leader who can enhance the
Barney, MTV, IBM, the Metropolitan Museum, the New York pursuit of the academic mission of the college and one who can
Knicks/Rangers, United States Tennis Association and others… be effective at fundraising so that the school can meet its current
3. Versatility of students. Studying in Mville is not only about programmatic and physical facilities needs.”
solidifying a good academic formation but also playing active In addition to getting the students and faculty’s perspectives I
roles outside the classroom which enables us students to become was able to talk with several people on the Administration side.
well-rounded individuals. Students are successfully combining I had the chance to interview Manhattanville’s Vice-President
classes with community service programs, athletics, clubs, intern- of Student Development, Imma De Stefanis. I asked her, what
ships, student teaching, etc. should be the primary responsibility of the new Manhattanville
President? She answered saying “to preserve the soul of Manhat-
Manhattanville’s transformation didn’t occur overnight. Most tanville and bridge the gaps between all constituent groups by en-
of my interviewees recognized President Richard Berman (PB) gaging and empowering them to recognize their part, their differ-
as a key person in the revitalization of the school. The truth is PB ence in creating the future of the institution.” I proceeded to ask
encountered a Manhattanville in crisis, and is leaving it in great her if she thinks it is vital to position the school in higher colleges’
shape. By interviewing Mvillians from many different areas of rankings. She said, “Manhattanville is a unique institution, I be-
campus life including the student body, faculty, and staff, it is lieve it is our mission to be the best Manhattanville possible. This
extraordinary to see the great momentum we have. does not mean imitating another institution or following lock-
I asked Student Government President, senior Frank Furbach- step the criteria that the rankings value the highest. We should be
er, how do students feel about PB’s term at Mville and what kind committed to improvement without losing our integrity.”
of leader is the student body looking forward to have starting next The Presidential Search Committee includes various con-
academic year? Frank said “PB has been a great leader for us; he stituencies serving side-by-side: Trustees, Faculty, Alumni, Staff,
truly is passionate and dedicated to Manhattanville. You see him and Students. The school has hired Russell Reynolds Associates,
all around campus events. His approachability and interest in the professional search consultants to advise us through the process.
success of all students is one of the primary reasons of why this This semester, the search committee will be reviewing candidates’
community has become so vibrant, and integrated” Frank who is profiles, selecting candidates to interview, and performing the
representing the students in the Presidential Search Committee first round interviews. By early winter 2008 second round in-
added, “I believe the school needs a leader who shows both an in- terviews will take place and finalists will be selected. Late winter
volvement in our community and a genuine passion for students’ 2009 there will be campus visits by finalists and by the spring of
development.” 2009 the new Manhattanville President will be announced.
In parallel with my talking to students I interviewed numerous After meeting and interviewing different Manhattanville pro-
Faculty members; a lot of them regard PB’s tenure with apprecia- tagonists I realize again that there are many individuals who are
tion. They see that Admissions’ worldwide recruiting effort has immensely passionate and engaged in Manhattanville’s mission.
provided opportunities for international students to come study I believe this is a significant turning point for our institution, and
at Manhattanville. Faculty members say this is a primary reason one in which we should all be paying close attention to and col-
of the strengthening of the academic performances on classes laborating in any way we can to bring the best possible candidate
since international students have gained the reputation of being to lead our school. Thanks to all the people who dedicated a bit of
very “committed, hardworking, and ambitious.” their time to share their views and opinions on this transitional
Although some faculty members praise other accomplish- phase of Mville. I invite students to become conscious of all the
ments like the increasing competitiveness and popularity of great opportunities and advantages that we are offered here at
Mville’s graduate degree programs, some have expressed com- Mville, our home for four of the most defining and amazing years
plaints about several administrative decisions that have not been of our lives.
directed towards the need of improvement and expansion of the Note: For more detailed information of the Mville Presi-
academic facilities. For instance, they point out that the New Stu- dential Search visit: http://www.mville.edu/presidentialsearch
dent Center should have more academic purposes like classrooms you can comment, ask questions or send thoughts to the search
committee by clicking the Feedback link on the website.
October 20, 2008 EVERY OPINION IS RIGHT Page 5
POETRY SECTION Featured
MARIA MADELEY RAMOS
To My family & Ms. DeVito with love, Because of
you…I am full of words.
They do not fall from your eyes because they want to
They fall because they need to be heard, to be under-
They do not ask to be judged
They implore aid, affection and comprehension
The smooth graze of a friendly hand, a free road to
roam and run
They express pain and confusion, Belly Dance and Hawaiian Dance during
Resentment and bitterness,
Darkness and the coldest of solitudes Photos Taken By: Diana Shprekher
They refuge agony and sadness, deceit and treason
They represent all the injuries of a mistreated heart
They destroy candor and innocence
Happiness and harmony
They reflect the debris of an empty soul
They are a hurricane category 4,
An earthquake scale 5,
A blissful electric tempest
But more than that...
They are the scars
Of a destroyed soul
Fighting to stay alive
The 411 on Good and
Darkness cannot defeat darkness
Only when light prevails
Will darkness be gone
And hope is unveiled
Hate cannot defeat hate
Only when love succeeds
Will hate disappear
And strength is our need
Evil cannot defeat evil
Only when good is unbound
Will evil be destroyed
And eternal glory will be found
Photo Taken By:
Hope is nothing without light
Strength is nothing without love Want to submit a poem or a picture to
Eternal glory is nothing without good
Good is nothing without you and me Right World View?
Email the editor at
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He Says... She Says...
Dear Matt and Michelle,
I have had a plan for myself my whole life. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. But lately, I’ve realized that what
I wanted was really what my mom wanted for me. Now, I’m totally confused and don’t know what to do or who
to be. I’ve always had money as the biggest factor for my career. What factors should I reconsider and who do I
go to for help?
Thanks, “Career Confused”
If you want Advice Columnists Matthew Garr and Michelle Anders to offer advice on a particular topic or
if you would like to submit a letter seeking advice on any topic at all (you can choose to be anonymous),
email Matthew Garr at MatthewGarr@MyRWV.com and/or Michelle Anders@MyRWV.com.
MATTHEW GARR MICHELLE ANDERS
Dear “Career Confused,” Dear “Career Confused,”
Having trouble picking a career? Well, I think that you First of all it is completely normal to change your mind
should go to career services and have a nice chat with one of the and realize that you want to do something different once you
career counselors there. At such a young age, one cannot always are in college (that is why they make us take all those distribu-
be too sure of what you want to do in life. Explore your options tion credits, so we get a sample of everything before making our
and do not allow anybody to tell you that you cannot do some- decisions!). Your mom probably is just looking out for what is
thing. Life is your oyster and you can pick any pearl out of it that best for you, but you really should not pick a career just because
you want to. You can do anything that you want to do. Remem- it is what she wants, it should be what you want. I know that
ber, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re given the current state of the economy you are probably really
going to get.” Pick a career that defines who you are and what concerned about picking a stable, well paying job which is a good
you enjoy doing. Who is anyone to tell you who you are? Take factor to consider, but it should not be your only factor of consid-
it from me, some random 21 year-old guy, you have many, many eration. I would suggest talking to the Center for Career Devel-
choices. Besides, the day of parents planning out your future is opment (CCD) and professors of whichever areas interest you
so Twentieth century. and get their perspectives on job possibilities and to get a better
grasp of whether or not you will really like that job. The factors I
considered for picking what I wanted to do were:
Note: For information on CCD go to the - What do I really enjoy doing? You do not want to pick a
Mville home page under Students and job you will hate.
- What are possible careers in that area?
then under Academic resources or go to: - Which of those careers best suites me? In terms of will I
http://www.mville.edu/OfficesandSer- like it, be able to live the lifestyle I want, and will I feel stable.
My mom has always told me, “figure out what you love
vices/CenterforCareerDevelopment/ and find a way to get paid for it!” And I think that is the best
Default.aspx. advice I can give you, figure out what you love and then with the
help of professors and CCD figure out how to turn it into a ca-
reer! Good luck!
A Message from Student Government:
JESSICA A. BURRELLO
Student Government has started off a new year right. First, Student Government held a Candlelight Vigil on the quad to re-
member the events that occurred on 9/11. Also, in September they held Student Government elections, and elected many new mem-
bers to the association. First elected was Bormay Siek as the Freshman Class President, and secondly elected was Nick Close as Stu-
dent Development Representative. During Fall Fest, Student Government sponsored a Dunk Tank, which collected money for the
Senior Class. They dunked Tara Cooley, RD of Founders Hall, Jens Van Poucke, RA of Founders Hall, David Berdard, Senior Class
President, and Frank Furbacher, Student Government President. Student Government worked towards Breast Cancer Awareness for
the month of October. They held a very successful bake sale, and plan to walk in the Breast Cancer walk on Sunday October 19th. Stu-
dent Government meetings are open to all, and are held on Wednesdays in the Office of Student Activities. Feel Free to come by and
voice your opinion.
PLAYER’S GUILD MEETING
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN
BROWNSON 15 at 10pm!
Join the Haunted Hike coming
Photo Courtesy of:
this Wednesday 10/29.
Manhattanville’s Student Government
October 20, 2008 EVERY OPINION IS RIGHT Page 7
Trick or Treat: ‘Good
Continued from Page 1 (2nd Presidential Debate)
Candy’ vs. ‘Bad Candy’
As the debate progressed, Senator Obama’s lead became
evident. Whether it was Senator McCain’s constant pacing in the
background while Senator Obama was speaking, his dry humor
although pressed for time, or his referral to Senator Obama as VANESSA PINTO
“that one over there,” it was clear that Senator McCain was not
up to the Presidential challenge. Senator McCain criticized his Here is a sample of nutritional facts for some of your fa-
counterpart, Senator Obama, on his opinion that it is unfair for vorite Halloween candy treats:
the CEO’s of Wall Street and big corporations to receive anymore
tax breaks and Senator Obama’s promotion of tax cuts for 95% Snickers (snack size): 72 calories and 4 grams of fat- Snickers are
of those in the working class (those making $200,000 dollars the best selling Halloween candy next to candy corn. It is difficult
or less).In fact, Senator McCain wants “tax cuts for everyone.” to eat just one of these, which adds on the calories and refuses
However, Senator McCain failed to lay out how he plans to fund to make you full. Instead, candy corn has little to no fat content
these tax cuts when the deficit is already at its all time high. In and is over indulging in that it will not be nearly as bad. Or, try a
addition, when both candidates were posed with the question of graham cracker with some peanut butter and a drizzle of choco-
how they would prioritize health issues, energy policies, and en- late syrup for the same effect, which is much more nutritious.
titlement reform, Senator McCain declared that he would “work Some other chocolate bar options: Payday, Peppermint Patty, or
on all three at once.” This response got my attention because he a Three Musketeer’s Bar.
was the same candidate who wanted to hold off on the first Presi-
dential Debate, stating that he stopped campaigning in order to Twizzlers: 133 calories and 1 gram of fat for 4 teeny-tiny pieces-
help out in Washington when the recent bailout plan was being This snack is very easy to eat, especially if you are not counting
discussed. the tiny pieces you are indulging in. It is best to steer clear from
How can one handle all those important issues at once but twizzlers, especially if you are concerned about your sugar and
be unable to handle his own campaign while assisting in current carbohydrate intake. It is fine if you only have a few of these tasty
issues? I think responses such as those provided in this article are morsels. The best substitute is real, fresh fruit for a sugar fix.
major issues against Senator McCain. According to CNN’s Opin-
ion Research Polls, as well as other news coverage of the debate
relaying similar results, fifty-four percent of those questioned in Butterfinger (snack size): 100 calories and 4 grams of fat- Firstly,
a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. said that Senator Barack Obama this candy sticks to your teeth with a sugar coating. Also, all that
did the better job in the debate. Only 30 percent thought that sugar which includes a crunchy sugary, peanut butter center and
Senator John McCain performed a better job than his opposing a rich milk chocolate coating all takes you through sugar rushes.
candidate. With the election less than a month away, and Sena- Instead, reach for a homemade peanut butter cookie if you can.
tor McCain behind in the polls, flaws such as these can be very
detrimental to the Republican Party. Best Halloween candy choices (in moderation): Candy corn,
Continued from Page 1 (The Vice Presidential Debate) gummy bears, Smarties and Tootsie Pops.
Other food choices: pumpkin seeds (loaded with nutrients),
questioned why John McCain is adding four billion dollars to his chocolate covered raisins, Rice Krispies treats, apples, and pump-
budget for Exxon? kin pie.
Another important factor Biden brought up was the issue
of climate change. He stated the true cause for climate change
is unknown: “if you don’t know the causes, you cannot find a Death of a Politician: A
Murder Mystery Dinner
solution.” Biden pointed out that John McCain voted 20 times
against other sources to help the climate change. Biden also sug-
gested that we slow down on foreign assistance.
Among other concerns brought about, Biden does support gay
marriage and feels that the ultimate decision should be up to the Fundraiser
Biden mentioned that Barack Obama voted against fund-
Date: November 1st, 2008
ing for troops and that McCain sees no end in sight for the war
in Iraq. Biden and Obama want to focus on ending the war. “I
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
never supported John MCain’s strategy on the war,” Biden said.
“I was very surprised that he would not even sit down with our
Place: Ophir Room in the Castle
allies in Spain who also have troops over in Iraq. Our main focus
is to help rebuild our country.”
Palin: Price: $4 in advance $6 at the door
Palin had a great deal of choppy speech, and often as
Biden was speaking, she would not pay attention to him and
It’s an occasion to die for!!!
instead look out into the audience. She stated that the country
needs “government relief” and wants to reduce property taxes.
Her focus is to cut taxes for the very wealthy. “We must do what
is right for the American people! The government got to be lean
to be more efficient.” She mentioned that there is a great deal of
corruption and greed on Wall Street.
“I identify with all housewives,” she stated once in between
In regards to climate issues, Palin stated she “sees climate
change in Alaska” and supports more drilling within the United
She supports tolerance in gay marriage, but does strongly
believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. In regards
to the war, she is determined that our country will win the war
in Iraq: “we got to win the war in Iraq” while she questions the
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“Jersey to understand the life and music of one of America’s greatest
“Jersey Boys” chronicles the life and successes of the Four
Seasons, a group of four guys from New Jersey who became
one of the most successful rock n’ roll groups in the 1960’s.
What was unique for me about this play was that it was per-
formed like a documentary. The four actors acted as commen-
tators on certain events in their lives that shaped and changed
them as friends, performers, and family men. One of the great
themes of this story is the high price of fame. When success
has been great for them, they think they are invincible. In the
case of Tommy DeVito, his gambling and money laundering
leads to drastic consequences for him and the band. Frankie
Valle spends more time touring than he should with his family,
causing a rift between him and his wife. While the successes in
one’s career in show business might be fantastic, they some-
times fail to see the effects it has on their friends and families.
This is one show that Broadway could not do without.
“Jersey Boys” could run for a decade or more. So long as the
great story and the fantastic actors will enthrall people, this
play will always have a place on American stage.
Walking into the August Wilson Theater, I did not know
what to expect of the show “Jersey Boys.” My parents had
seen it some years earlier and raved about it. My Dad went as
far as to say “it was one of the best shows on Broadway that I
have ever seen.” I am not incredibly familiar with the music of Happy October!!!
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and I may be right in think-
ing that very few people of my generation are familiar with
their music. But I do not think that one must understand the
story or music of this well-known music group to have an ap-
preciation for the play. On the contrary, not knowing what you The Staff:
are about to see and experience viewing a Broadway show is
what makes attending them a real joy. Diana Shprekher
By the end of the first act, I could not believe what I had Editor-in-Chief
seen on stage! One of the best numbers in the show was “Walk
Like A Man” at the end of Act One. The actors were singing Michelle Anders Matthew Garr
to the back of the stage, which was made to look like another Copy Editor Assist. Copy Editor
stage was facing us. The floodlights and camera flashes really
made me think there was another audience viewing the play. Jazmine Lopez Vanessa Pinto
Another great number was the final song of the show, “Who Features Editor News/Entertainment Editor
Loves You” which was first released in 1975. The entire cast
comes out on stage to sing this last track. One aspect of the Gregory Lico Eliana Torres
show that really surprised me was that an actor playing the Distribution Manager Treasurer
character of Joe Pesci was in the performance. Pesci grew up
along side Tommy DeVito, one of the Four Seasons. Aside from Journalists:
the astounding musical numbers, “Jersey Boys” helped me Monique Hardy
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