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program fight for
competes right to
with 400 unionize
schools Andrea Thomson
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
SENIOR STAFF WRITER A bill giving graduate students and
adjunct faculty the right to unionize is
From January 27 to April 5, 2008, currently being debated by the Maryland
UMBC will be one of the schools com- General Assembly. Although students
peting in a contest to see who can re- at the University of Maryland, College
cycle and decrease the largest amount Park have lobbied for this bill’s passage,
of campus waste. The competition, UMBC graduate students, faculty, and
known as RecycleMania, spans over 10 administration display little support for
weeks and the schools compete in var- COURTESY KELLY FAHEY the bill.
ious contests to see which school can > UMBC was to host a basketball game for the Special Olympics, which gives millions of disabled athletes an According to the Maryland General
collect the most recyclables per capita, opportunity to interact with each other as well as non-disabled participants. The game was relocated to CCBC. Assembly, the bill “could increase admin-
the largest amount of total recyclables, istrative expenditures [throughout the
the least amount of trash per capita, or
who has the highest recycling rate.
According to the ofﬁcial RecycleMa-
UMBC volunteers cheer on University of Maryland System] by $1.3
million” as of 2010. In addition to ad-
ministrative expenses, beneﬁts provided
nia website, the main goal of this com-
petition is “to increase student aware-
ness of campus recycling and waste
Special Olympics athletes to graduate students and adjunct faculty
by the bill would costs $400 million to
$650 million statewide. So far no action
minimization. RecycleMania helps all Andrea Thomson Athletes range from ages eight to to the “ﬁrst ever uniﬁed basketball has been taken beyond ﬁrst reading ap-
participating colleges and universities SENIOR STAFF WRITER ninety-two. The Special Olympics competition.” This would be the ﬁrst propriations and a hearing on February
make achievements in recycling and was founded in Rockville, MD. It time in Special Olympics history 19. The bill is expected to fail.
waste reduction.” Last week, UMBC planned to host began as Camp Shriver, a backyard that the teams would be composed "UMBC has approximately 600 [gradu-
RecycleMania was started in 2001 a qualifying Special Olympics bas- summer camp. Eunice Shriver had of both non disabled and intellec- ate assistants], and about half are funded
by Ed Newman (Ohio University) and ketball game in the RAC. However, noticed that her intellectually dis- tually disabled athletes. One out of from grants. A GA involves approxi-
Stacy Edmonds Wheeler (Miami Uni- due to scheduling errors the event abled sister participated most in every ﬁve athletes participating in mately 20 hours per week of classroom
versity). Since then the competition was nearly canceled; a previously family activities including physical the event did not possess a disability. or laboratory/ﬁeld work responsibilities
has nearly doubled in participation unscheduled wrestling match forced activity or athletics. These athletes would play alongside and in exchange a student will receive a
as more and more institutions realize Special Olympics staff to hold the Intending to give the intellectually those with intellectual disabilities, stipend, tuition remission for up to 10
that efforts must be taken to increase event at CCBC. Five of the ten teams disabled increased opportunities for creating interesting and diverse team credit hours per term, and GA student
recycling and reduce waste. that had signed up to compete were interaction, Shriver founded Camp compositions. Most of the event’s health insurance coverage,” explained
This year there will be 400 schools asked to participate later this year. Shriver in the 60s. Camp Shriver volunteers were UMBC students, Scott A. Bass, Vice President for Research
competing, which is the most the com- The ﬁve teams that did participate would later expand, becoming the with the majority belonging to the and Dean of the Graduate School. He
petition has ever seen. The schools were visiting from Baltimore City, Special Olympics, a nonproﬁt orga- Kappa Phi Lambda sorority. UMBC continued, “The minimum nine month
will be representing 46 states includ- Washington, Calvert, Charles, and nization dedicated to encouraging volunteers made posters, cheered stipend for a Ph.D. student in FY '08 at
ing the District of Columbia and the Harford Counties. physical ﬁtness and fostering a sense on athletes, passed out snacks, and UMBC is $14,566. Depending on the
institutions vary between Ivy League Joby Taylor, Director of Peace- of belonging amongst the intellectu- helped clean up after the event. The source of funds, some NSF [National
universities to two-year community workers at the Shriver Center, began ally disabled. Tim Shriver is current- event was largely run by volunteers. Science Foundation] grants, for example,
colleges. the event by sharing with volunteers ly the Chairman of Special Olympics As Special Olympics athletes are pay as much as $30,000 for 12 months. I
The current recycling program at a brief history of the Special Olym- International. UMBC is linked to never charged a participation fee— wish that all GAs were able to receive the
UMBC maintains the use of specialized pics. the Special Olympics through our equipment, uniforms, and traveling .
kind of support as offered by NSF How-
recycling containers placed through- Each year two to three million Shriver Center, which, like the Spe- costs are all free to athletes—it is ever, our state funding is limited.”
out campus. At present, the campus athletes from 159 countries compete cial Olympics, owes its existence to crucial for the program to keep costs As an administrator, Dr. Bass con-
recycles glass containers, plastics jugs in the Special Olympics. The event the Shriver family. low. James explained that the Spe- tinued by expressing the opinion of
and bottles, metal cans, mixed paper, serves individuals with intellectual, Bill James, Special Olympics coun- cial Olympics is unique from other UMBC’s administration concerning the
> see RECYCLING  physical, and emotional disabilities. ty coordinator, welcomed volunteers > see ATHLETES  bill: “The UMBC Graduate Student As-
sociation and the Graduate School agree
that the graduate students are students
ﬁrst. Their assistantships—whether in
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instruction, research, or administra-
tion—are learning experiences. The
Saving lives on Does Sodexho Spring Break Lacrosse wins formation of a union is appropriate to
Commons Main have what it takes ideas and ﬁrst game while formal positions of employment; we do
Street to win contract It’s Showtime! basketball’s win not see the role in the academy of GAs
bidding? streak ends as equivalent to someone holding a job.”
The administration opposes the formation
> see UNION 
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Meeting our hot host mom
Hi, my name is Maggie and I live a
crazy life. Most recently, I spent the past
four months studying in Salamanca, I live in old barracks that were
Spain and traveling throughout Eu- Randi Leyshon made for the French army while
rope. Sure, it sounds like something FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT they occupied this part of Germany
just anyone can do; but let’s just say after World War II. I was told that
I literally had enough experiences to Germany gives the term soft pret- these dorms used to house the low-
last me a lifetime. So I’m sharing them zels a whole new meaning. Here, they est of the French soldiers. My room
with you, and hopefully inspiring you are cooked every day in almost every probably once held four bunk beds
to take some chances and get your feet shop. There is the original pretzel and eight French soldiers who most
wet in your own life. If you’ve ever knot; there is a pretzel ball; there is likely wanted to be back in France
heard the phrase: get messy, get dirty, a pretzel stick; you can order it with sipping wine and eating cheese in-
and make mistakes; you’ll be happy to butter; you can order it with Nutella; stead of getting their uniforms dirty
know that I am an expert at all of them. or my favorite, you can take it home, with mustard covered sausage. But
From horseback riding for ﬁve hours in stick it in the microwave and slather it now the room is just mine and it is
the Arriondas Mountains, to cave div- with cream cheese in lieu of a bagel. I huge, the ceilings are tall and the
ing, to being almost kidnapped in the eat this option, every day, twice a day. windows are wide. I share the rest
Sahara desert, I’ve gotten more bumps, But if I were in a meatier mood, of the apartment with four other
bruises, and embarrassing moments I could head down to the center of people: one American and two
to ﬁll up all of these pages. So here it town and settle for one of twenty German guys and also a chica from
MAGGIE LEBHERZ — TRW
goes; come travel with me. sausage kiosks. I could have the Spain. So far they all seem like nice
> Maggie was surprised by the sveltness of her host mom.
Five long days passed after taking bratwurst of my choice, about a foot people, but I haven't had much
the scenic route to Salamanca from Ma- that all of the host moms are short and moms do over here, so we stop and long, broken in half, shoved in a bun time to get to know them yet. They
drid to become adjusted to the cultural fat. Claire and I are excited because we wait on the curb. But just then, this big and then covered with mustard and do let me steal their wireless, which
differences. Forty ﬁve anxious inter- aren’t exactly the skinniest trees in the old dumb vegetable truck stops right onions. This stereotypical German in my eyes makes them all perfect.
national students arrive by bus to the forest. Besides, everyone knows that in front of us! I’m annoyed at how slow meal only costs 2 euros and keeps Freiburg has the only Green
beautiful town of Salamanca. All of the short and fat equals funny and nice! he’s driving, because obviously he is me full for about a week. And with Mayor in Germany and the city is
families who are going to be our hosts So we walk over after our names are going to get in the way of us snagging the catastrophic dollar to euro ex- known for its solar-powered energy
for the next four months are waiting called, and meet our new host mom. a taxi! But then a man gets out. Oh change (every 100 American dollars and strict recycling program. I live
on the sidewalk, and every student in Well not only is she the only skinny God, he’s walking towards us. (These are only worth 65 euros) cheap and in a funky part of town where the
the bus has their nose pressed against mom hidden behind the other chub- men sure are forward. Shoot, where’s ﬁlling food is key. buildings can be orange, green or
the window. I’ve already met my room- by mommies, but she’s also the best my pepper spray?!) I am studying abroad in Freiburg, blue or a combination of all three.
mate Claire on the plane a week ago, dressed. Of course to us this means she But wait, he’s kissing our mom?! Germany. It is a small town in the There is a gypsy camp behind my
and we are nervous with anticipation! either has a lot of money, and hopefully This is our truck?! This is the way we southwestern tip of Germany, very building and several tree houses in
We step off the bus, blinking in the a big house, or that she is cool and hip are going to begin our lives here in close to the boarders of France and the area. To say the living arrange-
bright Spanish sun. Then we gather all and so better than the other moms. Salamanca. Switzerland. Freiburg is surrounded ments are eclectic is an understate-
of the luggage we are allowed to bring We are pretty nervous as we follow Come back next week to see what by the Black Forrest—the land of ment. I am thoroughly enjoying liv-
for the four month stay: only two large her to the street. The drill is that you happens. Thanks for stopping by! the Grimm fairytales. The city's main ing in this place. If I didn't have to
suitcases each and our carry-on bags. get assigned your host family and then industry is tourism, which doesn't go to class, life would be perfect.
The International Study Abroad leader just willingly go off with them. Basi- make it Cancun, but does guarantee
starts calling off names to match the cally, our host mom could be a serial Maggie Lebherz, world traveler, that there are enough cute shops and
students to their respectful host fami- killer for all we know, but we follow hails from the very exotic metropolis majestic churches to make this town a If your mouth is watering as much
lies. Halfway through the list, she calls in tow. Claire and I assume that we are of Frederick, MD. Tell her what perfect, idyllic and historically interest- as ours are, tell Randi through
Claire and me. Now I have to mention going to call a taxi like all the rich, hip you think at firstname.lastname@example.org. ing place to spend the semester. email@example.com.
RecycleMania raises awareness
for campus recycling efforts
Poll: What are your plans
> from RECYCLING  is usually only one recycling bin per “I do think while there are a lot of
ﬂoor. Therefore, instead of walking all opportunities to recycle on campus
and cardboard. Also located in depart- the way to the recycling bin we end up not enough people take advantage of
mental ofﬁces are “WOW boxes” that throwing everything away. As a result, it. Every time I go into the trash room
allow the recycling of materials such students are not motivated to recycle,” in my dorm I see things that can be
as printer, fax and copy paper, white freshman Joanne Croos said. recycled easily. Students should re-
tablet paper, computer printouts, la- According to the Annual All State ally step up their efforts to recycle
ser printer paper, typing paper, and Agencies Recycle Recycling Survey, more than they do now,” freshman
stapled paper. However, although UMBC’s Facility Recycling Rate for Brian Frazee said.
these containers are readily available 2008 is 28 percent. Currently we recy- UMBC has taken the ﬁrsts steps to
in public spaces, hallways, individual cle 919.28 tons of Maryland Recycling increase the amount we recycle on cam-
academic departments, residence hall Act (MRA) Materials. Some of these pus by involving itself in RecycleMania. Classes and work 40.4%
lounge areas and apartment stair- MRA materials include glass, organics Even if we do not win the competition 30.8%
wells, many students still feel that we (that must be composted or mulched), hopefully students will become more
as a campus do not recycle as much paper, plastic and other materials like empowered to recycle and reduce the Travel 11.5%
as we can and should. commingled containers, frying grease, amount of waste on our campus. For Summer classes 9.6%
“It is true that we do not recycle and computer equipment. UMBC also more information on RecycleMania 7.7%
World of Warcraft
as much as we should on campus. I recycles 2491.93 tons of non-MRA visit www.recyclemaniacs.org.
always see bottles and newspapers in materials, which includes construction
the trash cans in the dorms because al- and demolition debris, scrap automo- Anne Verghese can be reached for Vote in next week’s poll at retrieverweekly.com.
though there are many trash cans there biles, and scrap metal. comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RetrIever Weekly 03.04.08 News 3
Grad student union Professor Spotlight: Presenting
bill expected to fail Dr. Christopher Swan
> from UNION  the amount of work can be big but I have Ariane Szu-Tu
of a union of adjunct professors and TAs seen that it really varies with the speciﬁc EDITORIAL STAFF
mainly because of the high administrative task you are assigned to do. I know that
costs involved and reduced ﬂexibility on the administration and the people in my Professors impart knowledge on
the part of UMBC’s administration. department try to do as much as possible their students, but do students know
Graduate Student Association (GSA) for us.” Mendez stressed the importance much about these enigmatic ﬁgures
President Jessy Warner-Cohen explained of strong collaboration between graduate who stand before them each week? Well
that positioning graduate students as em- students and the administration and that here I am to introduce to you one of
ployees rather than students would take of dealing with problems about [graduate your professors: Dr. Christopher Swan,
away from their educational experiences students] work conditions through some Professor of Field Ecology (GES 408)
and diminish their future bargaining institution. and Spatial Statistics and Modeling in
power. Cohen also cited the recent gains UMBC faculty have not taken a posi- the Urban Environment (GES 623).
made by graduate students through talks tion on this issue, however in most cases Many may know him from class or
with the administration. Bass expanded of graduate student unionization, faculty from his involvement with the McNair
on these beneﬁts and the process through generally oppose the initiative as it stress- Scholars and Meyerhoff programs.
which they are being achieved, “For the es school budgets, potentially leading to Many don’t know that during his last
past two years the UMBC Graduate Stu- cuts in faculty pay. Some fear that a shift year of graduate school he ﬁnished his
dent Association (GSA) and the Gradu- in which graduate assistants change from research at night, so he could watch
ate School Administration have worked their role as students to that of employees his newborn daughter while his wife
together on a Policies and Guidelines may jeopardize student-faculty relations. was at work. “I have to say it was quite
document that deﬁnes the Graduate One argument for the bill states that life-changing as it forced me to learn
Assistantship (GA) support students if UMBC fails to offer large stipends to how to be a father and a scientist at the
receive as part of their overall learning Graduate Assistants, the school will not be same time,” he said.
experience. The document also clariﬁes able to attract the best students, especially His birthday was last week and his
GA responsibilities in situations such as in the ﬁelds of science and engineering. favorite color is green. He travels to
university closings, cases of illness, child- This is less of a problem in the Humani- Switzerland, Germany, and Portugal on LAUREN KASMIR — TRW
> Dr. Christopher Swan studies the effects of road-salt runoff and species
birth, and time away from duty for stu- ties and Social Sciences, as students in a routine basis to give lectures and to
loss on stream ecology with UMBC students in Patapsco State Park.
dents on 12-month assistantships. The these ﬁelds must accept lower stipends conduct research. Next to the ecological
document is currently under ﬁnal review because of the larger numbers of students research he has been carrying out for the sions for the next trophic level up. my work, including some that have pre-
and will be voted upon by the Graduate competing for the same positions. In ad- past ﬁfteen years, he counts “mentoring Like many of his students on campus, sented at scientiﬁc conferences, and one
Program Directors in March.” Essentially, dition, these ﬁelds do not receive as large and training students” among his major it took him a little time to ﬁnd his passion. that published her work in the UMBC
the document gives Graduate Assistants a grants as do the sciences. UMBC ranks accomplishments. He began his undergraduate years as an journal, the UMBC Review,” he said.
more ﬂexible leave policy. second among the universities who re- Dr. Swan has two main projects engineering major at Drexel University. Ecosystems hang in a delicate balance.
Miguel Angel Mendez, a chemistry ceive funding from NASA. NASA is our underway. He is examining the effects His diverse interests could just as easily Dr. Swan and his assistants’ research
student, shared his opinion concerning largest funding source, followed by NSF , and consequences of road-salt runoff have led him down another career path. have discovered that certain tree species
the bill. “I partially agree with the bill for and the National Institutes of Health. on streams, while also studying how He said, “I thought for a long time that alter the processing of carbon in streams.
the right to unionization as long as it is These grants help build the state econ- species loss inﬂuences ecosystem pro- I wanted to become a chef.” Therefore, Therefore, if certain tree species were lost,
optional for the different campuses and omy, and may be applied in the future to cesses in small streams. Dr. Swan said, students, maybe your ecology professor water quality and the processing of nutri-
it takes in consideration the particular ameliorate the problem of the shortage “Speciﬁcally, I look at how loss of tree would be a good source for recipes! ents would most likely be affected.
situation of each one of them. Some of of campus research space. Bill support- species, via their input of leaves/wood to As for his change of focus he said, Road-salt, also, seems to disrupt mi-
the points about student beneﬁts can be ers also argue that if graduate students streams, alters the food base for stream “But, as one moves through school, croorganisms that degrade carbon in
mediated through the Graduate Student must pay employee taxes to the state and food webs, and the feedback on how this they encounter different types of people streams. However, stream invertebrates
Association (in the case of UMBC) and if are eligible for the state employee health material is processed and assimilated by and I happened to be quite lucky to be seem to be less sensitive to the salt and
a union can bring unnecessary tension in plan, then they ought to be considered invertebrate consumers.” mentored by really good ecologists.” “their presence seems to lessen the im-
the relationships with the administration “employees,” and hence be given the These projects could potentially have Most of his ﬁeld ecology research pact on the microbial community,” said
it could really harm more than beneﬁt right to better their working conditions signiﬁcant results because estuaries have is done locally at Patapsco State Park, Dr. Swan.
the graduate students.” Mendez had no through unionization. one of the highest net primary productiv- which allows him to enlist the help of
complaints concerning his experience ities (amount of energy made available by undergraduate and graduate students
as a TA. He remarked, “My experience Andrea Thomson can be reached for plants) per unit area. Effects on estuaries from UMBC. “I have been fortunate to Ariane Szu-Tu can be reached for
as TA it was a good one. Yes, sometimes comment at email@example.com. and streams could have huge repercus- include more than 25 undergraduates in comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEBRUARY 19, 2008 South Campus FEBRUARY 23, 2008 FEBRUARY 24, 2008
Theft from Auto
Chemistry Building A UMBC student reported his passenger Erickson Hall Walker Ave. Apartments
Theft from Building side window was broken and his GPS system Alcohol Violation CDS Violation
A UMBC student reported her laptop and EZ pass were stolen from his vehicle. UMBC police responded to a complaint A UMBC police ofﬁcer on routine foot pa-
computer was stolen between 5 and 7 p.m. of two people yelling and falling on the trol heard loud music coming from a room
from the Chemistry Building. The computer South Campus ground. Upon arrival, ofﬁcers found two within the Walker Avenue Apartments.
was left unattended during this time period. Destruction of Property intoxicated under-aged UMBC students. Both Upon checking the apartment, a smell of
A UMBC student reported that someone students reported they had been drinking at marijuana was detected. The ofﬁcer did not
FEBRUARY 21, 2008 broke the front driver’s side window of her an off-campus party. One of the students was observe any CDS within the room. The two
vehicle. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. transported by ambulance to the hospital. resident UMBC students were issued Judicial
Walker Ave. Garage Both students were issued Judicial Referrals Referrals for CDS Violations.
Theft of Auto Parts and Acc. FEBRUARY 22, 2008 for alcohol violations.
A UMBC police ofﬁcer discovered a vehicle A.O.K. Library
parked in the Walker Avenue garage propped Parking Lot 13 Parking Lot 8 Theft from Buildings
on jacks with no wheels. The vehicle’s owner Theft of Auto Parts and Acc. Alcohol Violation A UMBC student reported that someone
stated the wheels were on the car when he A UMBC resident student reported the An unresponsive UMBC student was stole her wallet from a table and subse-
parked it two days prior. theft of his tires and rims from his vehicle brought to the UMBC Police Station seeking quently withdrew money from her banking
while parked on Lot 13. medical assistance. The under-aged student account.
Lecture Hall 1 had been drinking at an off-campus party. The
Destruction of Property Retriever Activities Center student was taken by ambulance to the hospi- Chesapeake Hall
A UMBC staff member reported that some- Theft from Buildings tal. He was later issued a Judicial Referral for Record of Information
one climbed onto the roof of Lecture Hall 1 A UMBC faculty member reported his alcohol violations. Someone dropped a plastic soda bottle
and wrote with black paint on the gray sur- wallet was taken from an unsecured locker with an unknown substance on the ground
face of the roof. while he was at the RAC. outside of Chesapeake Hall.
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Giving Special Olympics survives scheduling
the gift errors and is relocated to CCBC
of life on > from ATHLETES 
sports organizations in that it does
Commons not charge its athletes.
James, a former marine, had given
up his personal business to work
Main for Special Olympics. According to
James, “It’s a pleasure to work for
Special Olympics. When you come,
Street you’re hooked… the athletes, they’re
the same as we are.” James added,
“With our athletes you get a genuine
Samantha Purcell response. When you make a friend,
SENIOR STAFF WRITER you make a friend for life, no strings
attached. They make you feel wel-
Organizations around campus come.”
often find ways to get off campus Norma Folk, who works in UMBC’s
and help other people, but UMBC English Department administration,
students were given a special op- decided to volunteer at the event “as
portunity to make their mark on a birthday gift” to herself. As a former
other people's lives right on campus special education teacher, Folk found
last week. The American Red Cross it “encouraging to see them [those
made this possible when they took with disabilities and those without]
over Main Street in the Commons to uniﬁed.” “It’s great to see students
get UMBC students and faculty to from UMBC coming out and giv-
give blood. ing up their time to volunteer,” she
“The Red Cross is always in need added. Most student volunteers had
of volunteers to donate their blood come out to gain a new experience
to help another,” explained a Red or simply to “have fun.” Nonetheless,
Cross staff member. Any individual the athletes and their families were
was welcome to give blood provided grateful for the volunteers’ presence, COURTESY KELLY FAHEY
they were not sick or recently had some thanking the volunteers after > The Special Olympics began as Camp Shriver, a summer camp in Rockville, Maryland.
a piercing or a tattoo. Student Sara the conclusion of the event.
Goodhand stated, “This was the best The event served a dual purpose ing around on the street,” Townsend Special Olympics for twelve years. He pic athletes would come to UMBC to
way that I could think of to help for the Baltimore city team. This team explained. Three of the athletes on the played his ﬁrst game in Maryland on participate in sports alongside UMBC
people. It only took about 45 min- was unique because it was the only Baltimore City Special Olympics team Saturday after moving from San Di- students. Graduate student and
utes out of my time but that small team composed completely of high are regular education freshmen par- ego, where he also participated in the Peaceworker Jordanna Spencer, who
amount of time should help up to school students. It also possessed ticipating for student service learning Special Olympics. Like Smith, many also helped to coordinate this last
three people.” For the people that members with emotional disabilities. hours. According to Townsend, the Special Olympics athletes stay with event, explained, “There are deﬁnitely
gave blood during the drive, this re- Apart from providing the disabled rest are moderately intellectually dis- the program for many years, some- future opportunities for students to
action seemed to be very common. with an environment in which to abled. When asked what he enjoyed times playing more than one sport. be involved in service.” She encour-
Many people believed that this was socialize, the Special Olympics quali- most about the Special Olympics, Kelly Fahey, UMBC Community ages students to visit www.umbc.edu/
a good way to help others. ﬁer was also keeping students off the Bryan Smith, an athlete from Wash- Outreach Coordinator for athletics, is umbcserves. The website advertises
Eric Baker stated, “It was worth streets. M. Townsend, a Special Edu- ington County responded, “I like the planning similar events which would current opportunities to volunteer on
the little pin prick of pain that I felt cation teacher at Northwestern High competition.” Several other athletes be hosted by UMBC in the future. and off campus.
when I first started giving the blood. School, travels with his team of ath- agreed. One proposed event would begin
I'm glad that I was able to help.” letes. “These boys are so excited about Smith, a mildly intellectually dis- next January. It would take place in Andrea Thomson can be reached for
Although many people believed being here because they’re not hang- abled adult, has been playing in the the RAC. Once a week, Special Olym- comment at email@example.com.
that this was a great way to help
others, not everyone was willing
to give blood when the Red Cross
came to campus, all giving their
own reasons. Freshman Hannah
Evans explained, “I would have
loved to help, but I am terrified of
needles. So needles put an end to
any possible donation.”
A fear of needles tends to be a
common factor that stopped stu-
dents from donating, however there
The many species of the parking lot jungle
are some students who had other
reasons for deciding not to give Sarah Evans campus. They’re empty! their car. I especially love when It can be a crazy game out there
blood. Junior Luis Rivera stated, “I CONTRIBUTING WRITER Parking isn’t that bad when class- the person they followed is me. in the parking lots; a nuisance that
hate needles but it is more than that. es are in session. There is always a Haha! Fooled you! There are also lasts for about ﬁve minutes every
I don't want to be sick or something What am I doing this spring place to park. The spots might not the slowpokes. These people pause morning. None of this happens dur-
and find out by getting a phone call break? The same thing I’ve done be the closest and I don’t mind at the end of every row and slowly ing the breaks though. The parking
from the Red Cross. By not donating on spring break for the last four walking, but the process of getting scan each spot for parking viability. lots are an unending sea of empty
my blood, there is no chance that I years. I’ll be on campus, working in a spot can be a harrowing and frus- They do this even when it is clear spots. There are no crazy drivers to
will find out with a phone call.” lab. This happens for all the major trating experience. There are many that there are completely empty deal with. Nobody leaves notes on
Although there may be reasons breaks the university has. Fam- methods that people use to ﬁnd the rows up ahead. I always seem to your car with helpful parking tips.
that may have stopped students ily, friends, and undergraduates “best” spot. There are the lurkers. encounter them when I have some- (Someone actually took the time to
from giving blood, the American Red don’t get it and feel sorry for me. These people pick a row and hang where to be. I’m slightly ashamed do this for me. Thanks for the help!)
Cross made their presence known But don’t feel too bad for us grad out at the end watching and waiting to admit that I beep at these people. The only strategy you need to ﬁnd
on campus. They provided students students that are here all year long. for someone else to leave. There are Finally, there are the latecomers. a spot is to show up. It’s great and
who wished to take advantage of the There are some perks to being on the stalkers. I ﬁnd these to be the You can spot these ones pretty eas- I’m looking forward to spring break
chance with an opportunity to do- campus when no one else is. Some- creepiest. They follow people walk- ily, especially after they cut you off this year. I just wonder when it is.
nate blood and help others. times I forget when breaks are even ing to their cars around the lot. I and nearly take out pedestrians in
beginning until a magical thing love when they follow somebody their quest to ﬁnd a spot and get to Sarah Evans can be reached for
Samantha Purcell can be reached happens in the parking lots around who is just getting something from class on time. comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for comment at email@example.com.
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Managing Editor Out-of-state students pay $8,732 more per year for tuition here at UMBC
Dave Iden than in-state students. While it makes sense that in-state students get a cut in
tuition costs because of ﬁnancial support from the state of Maryland, not all
Editor in-state students are allowed to take advantage of this. Students who are in this
Brian Whippo country illegally have to pay out-of-state tuition, despite the fact that many of
Ariane Szu-Tu them have spent the majority of their lives in the United States. A bill has been
proposed that would allow students who attended a secondary high school
Editor in the state of Maryland and graduated from a high school in the state to be
Jeremy Hentschel given an exemption from paying nonresident tuition, regardless of residency
Gaby Arevalo status. These students also need to be planning to apply for residency and have
parents who pay Maryland taxes. It’s unfair for the state to charge students
Editor more money for their education because of their status in the United States:
Aaron Ludensky when somebody comes to the United States as a child, it is safe to say that they
Greg Dewey did not immigrate with malicious plans to take the spot of a U.S. citizen at a
university. These students’ parents have risked everything to give their children
Editor a better life in the United States, so is it really fair to punish them for seeking a HELEN ZHANG — TRW
Alexander Pyles chance to move ahead? Isn’t that, after all, the American Dream that all of our
ancestors pursued when they came to the United States?
Kicking it up a notch
Iraq’s new Sunni force to win dining contract
Assistant Editor Willie Archer I don’t know how Linda does it,
CONTRIBUTING WRITER maybe there are different cooks during
COPY EDITORS the day? Or maybe the dinner food is just
Liz Lebedda I’m sure by now that many of you the lunch food but four hours older. Re-
Mary Meier have heard about the “Worth the Walk” gardless, there is a noticeable difference. I
program that Sodexho has developed, know going on and on about the dining
PRODUCTION but I’m also sure that many of you have hall during lunch won’t truly convince
410.455.1266 completely ignored it. “Worth the Walk” anyone that it’s something great, but I
Manager is Sodexho’s way of luring students to the hope this will convince you to at least
dining hall on weekdays during lunch go try for yourself. This all brings me to
Assistant hours. While most things done “The my next point: how can the food around
Assistant Sodexho Way” both scare and appall here vary so much!?
Stephanie Jung UMBC students, this is deﬁnitely some- For those of you who have been privi-
Anne Verghese thing done right. leged enough to have had the Skylight
Assistant Our dining hall on campus has quite Room lunch, you know what I mean
the schizophrenic disorder. While we all when I say Sodexho is capable of making
TECHNOLOGY know and love (or tolerate) dinner in the delicious food. And still, apart from the
410.455.3901 dining hall, it’s usually for reasons other Skylight and Lunchtime Linda, the new
Manager than the food. These reasons may range barbecue place is good. Hell, I even ﬁnd
from the company of close friends to the myself enjoying a fresh slice of pizza from
Online Editor delicious milk and juice offered there. Pete’s Arena when the cheese isn’t brown
Andrew Cleveland Whatever your reason for eating dinner and the crust isn’t anywhere on a 16-tone
Greg Fiumara in the dining hall, it certainly is not the gray scale.
System Administrator macaroni and cheese. But friends, rejoice! Whatever your theory is on the
COURTESY OF LIB.UTEXAS.EDU The dining hall has a different side to her gross quality differences in food on this
> Iraq is here. Now you know. that very few see, which, for the sake of campus, I have to say it all amounts to
catchy alliteration I will now refer to as one thing: Sodexho is (and has always
410.455.1261 Matt Mainen central government. Considering, Lunchtime Linda. been) dropping the ball. With the food
Business Manager SENIOR STAFF WRITER however, that elements of the larg- Now Lunchtime Linda offers the best contract up for bids for the campus this
Kyle Clelan est Sunni bloc in Iraq’s parliament of dinner while improving the overall year, I have to say that I can only hope
Advertising Manager Commentary on the success continue to actively and ideologi- quality of the food tenfold. Regardless of for one of two things to happen. Either:
of the U.S. surge in Iraq is often cally support terror, the emergence what anyone says, there is always a large A.) Sodexho loses the bid and we get
DISTRIBUTION coupled with praise for the Sunnis of a Sunni political force that has selection of foods at dinnertime. Well, some seriously new food choices or B.)
Manager who abandoned the insurgency and renounced terror should seem to be while keeping said expansive selection, Sodexho wins and subsequently steps up
David Noonan joined the U.S. in the War on Ter- a welcome sign for those seeking a Linda also offers us the “Worth the Walk” its game.
Assistant ror. However, all are not happy with stable Iraq. item of the day; this item is frequently So Sodexho, on behalf of the student
the grassroots Sunni’s newfound In February of 2007, the author something no dinner dining hall connois- body (especially the student stomach), I
ADVISOR success. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri of this piece reported in the Inter- seur will ever see. I have seen this item am imploring you to make that macaroni
Faculty Adviser al-Maliki allegedly fears that the national Herald Tribune (“No Com- be fresh fruit, chocolate fondue, French and cheese the best you can, to let us
Christopher Corbett 70,000 members of the Sunni Awak- promise with Extremists”, February toast sticks, and perogies, among others. use our meals where and when we want
ening Councils (SAC) could one day 28, 2007) that then-leader of the Now alone, such an item at the dining (the Skylight Room and Jazzman’s are a
Carly Wilkeins become a rogue militia threatening hall would be good, but somehow all the
the power and influence of Iraq’s > see IRAQ  food during lunchtime is just better. > see SODEXHO 
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America’s xenophobia and Barack Obama
Nick Jamison tional Committee. First off, now that don’t want France to French up our
SENIOR STAFF WRITER that the gloves are off and the mud “freedom” fries (which are Belgian
is being slung around like it was in anyway). If it wasn’t American made
Shakespeare once asked, “What’s Woodstock ‘94, it was nice to hear and if it doesn’t come in our favorite
in a name?” At the essence of names, some political news that was be- color, white, it’s not welcome here.
they are nothing more than arbitrary nevolent. The RNC’s announcement Of course this is nothing new; the
labels that rarely reflect anything came off as amiable and mature, American past time is hating those
about the person to whom they which is almost shocking consider- who are not us. After that first wave
are attached. Sadly, in the foreign- ing it came from an opposing party. of immigrants settled in the young
fearing United States, names carry But was it necessary? Is there a dif- nation, every new group since has
more weight than they should. ference in saying ‘Hussein’ or not? faced ridicule and discrimination.
Enter Barack Hussein Obama. It’s While it may not matter to you, it What compounds this new wave
pure coincidence that he shares his might sway someone else. And it’s of xenophobia is fact that we are be-
middle name with Iraq’s last dicta- not like the people using Hussein coming more and more trivial as a
tor and that his last name’s sounds are doing it on accident. It’s obvious nation. For example, one of the top
painfully similar to ‘Osama.’ But all when someone uses Obama’s middle stories on Yahoo Buzz this week was
in all, should that matter? While you name but doesn’t say John Sidney entitled ‘Britney Spears’ Boys Get
may have your reasons or personal McCain. And when the Tennessee Haircuts.’ People are putting more
convictions to be against Obama, GOP said Barack Hussein Obama, weight into things that really don’t
his name shouldn’t be one of them. they knew exactly what they were matter and this superficiality has
With that being said, the Republican doing. They were playing on Amer- even affected politics. It occurred to
TIJANI OGUNLENDE — TRW
National Committee vowed to no ica’s narrow-mindedness and fact me during the Republican Debate at
longer use Barack Obama’s full name that we can be swayed by the most the Reagan National Library when
in the public forum. It’s an honor- inconsequential. McCain and Romney got into a heat- him appear French. Sadly that’s how unoriginal and just makes them look
able move to keep politics about the In those two simple sentences, ed cat fight about ‘who said what’ in trivial we can get. And when the fate immature and moronic. I guess they
candidate’s policies and not the can- Duncan spoke volumes about the regards to war timetables. When the of being the most powerful man in will have plenty of time to get the
didate’s label. face of America. Turn on any news bickering subsided, Ron Paul com- the world can be swayed on some- pronunciation right when he be-
“The RNC rejects these kinds of channel, especially the Fox News mented, “...You know, the country thing so frivolous, it’s a shame. comes president.
campaign tactics...We believe this Propaganda Network, and it’s clear is in bankruptcy. And when I listen While the RNC is taking some
election needs to be about the criti- that America is becoming increas- to this argument, I mean, I find it steps in the right direction, it prob- Tell Nick his name’s too ge-
cal issues confronting our nation,” ingly xenophobic. We don’t want rather silly...” Recall back to the ably won’t stop the far far neo-con neric and you wouldn’t vote
were the words used by Mike Dun- to buy Chinese toys, we don’t want 2004 election, one of Fox News’ tac- right from using their ever-so-clever for someone with a name like
can, chairman of the Republican Na- Mexicans to take our jobs, and we tics against John Kerry was to make ‘Osama’ instead of Obama quip. It’s his at firstname.lastname@example.org.
blah Quotes from the Quad
What would you do in the event of a zombie attack?
I would try my best to defend Anu Oloﬁnlue
Senior, 20 I’d Shaun of the Dead my
way through campus to
David Proffen Senior, 21 Paul Wetzstein
Applied Linguistics Music Education
Senior, 21 Senior, 21
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headshots. tons of fake blood.
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ASK THE EXPERT
As you read this, UMBC students
are taking part in the ﬁrst annual
MEGAN ZLOCK — TRW
Career Week. This exciting en-
deavor allows students the oppor-
tunity to hear from UMBC alums
and prestigious employers about
Al-Maliki, militias, and the threat of the SAC
potential careers that are both tra- > from IRAQ  recently the highly publicized Army challenge the IAF too quickly. an insurgency is driven by ideology,
ditional and innovative. It is the of Heaven cult attacks on Shia pil- Under the worst case scenario, a the insurgents are driven by money.
goal of the Career Week committee Iraqi Accord Front (IAF), Adnan grims during the Ashura festival in Sunni civil war would ensue, eras- Though it would be unwise for the
to shed light on the road after col- al-Dulaimi, played an active role in Najaf. ing all of the tremendous gains United States and the al-Maliki gov-
lege and where it could potentially the insurgency by storing car bombs As to why al-Dulaimi loyalists that have been made in the Sunni ernment to hasten the SAC’s rise,
take you. Your degree in physics in his home. At the time, officials were involved in attacks against the provinces in addition to yielding a it would be equally unwise to not
may not necessarily lead directly claimed that the true culprit was SAC, the answer is obvious. In less domino effect, returning Iraq to a have a role for it in Iraq’s future.
to being a physicist, but perhaps a bodyguard of al-Dulaimi, senior than a year, ordinary Sunni citizens pre-surge level of violence. This will As for the continued concerns
an advocate for science education al-Qaeda member Khudhir Farhan, working together for a common be the final straw for the American that the SAC could turn its arms
for a non-proﬁt organization or the who along with seven members of cause have done more to secure Iraq public, and if it happens prior to on the government once it defeats
owner of your own consulting ﬁrm. al-Qaeda was planning a series of than the al-Maliki government (in- the election, the candidate most al-Qaeda, certain precautions could
Students should use Career Week attacks. clusive of the IAF) has since coming likely to enact a swift withdrawal obviate such a scenario. In this case,
as a jumping point for career explo- Were this an isolated incident, to office. Where there is effective- will become the next president. the best avenue would be to present
ration and research into non-linear al-Dulaimi could possibly have ness there is popular support, and Understandably then, the Bush Ad- the SAC with an avenue of legiti-
career paths. been given the benefit of the doubt where there is popular support ministration is in no rush to push macy via political participation in
If you have not gone to an event (against common sense), but on No- there is political power, which for the SAC over the IAF, and the US the upcoming provincial elections.
yet, it’s not too late. Each afternoon vember 29, 2007, a raid on al-Du- the SAC, is being gained at the ex- Embassy has played a considerable This will encourage the SAC to shift
until Friday will start with a series laimi’s compound, with the purpose pense of the IAF. Politics is a zero- role in slapping the wrists, but no from military to public service en-
of Career Conversations, with re- of finding the killers of a prominent sum game, and the IAF will not go more, of Adnan al-Dulaimi in order deavors rather than leaving 70,000
turning alum and other presenters member of the SAC, yielded two down without a fight. to maintain the status quo. men with arms but no one to target.
distributing sage advice on topics car bombs, leading to the detention Al-Maliki does not fear the rise of Given the SAC’s resounding effec- Ultimately, however, the al-Maliki
ranging from internships to medi- of over 40 individuals, including the SAC per se, and he, in fact, sees tiveness in combating terror, how- government and the United States
cal school. al-Dulaimi’s son Maki Adnan al- the organization as a better alterna- ever, the worst case scenario seems must engage the SAC with tact, at-
These conversations are followed Dulaimi. The elder al-Dulaimi, on tive to the terrorist-affiliated IAF as unlikely. As popular support for the tempting to maintain Iraq’s short
later in the evening with corre- the other hand, spent a single day demonstrated by his threatening to SAC continues to rise, al-Dulaimi’s term stability while being vigilant of
sponding alumni panels and indus- under house arrest. replace IAF ministers who boycot- henchmen will be hard pressed to what is in Iraq’s long term interest.
try fairs. Each fair has a focus into Al-Dulaimi is considered by ted his government with members find recruits for their cause, espe-
a particular industry, but students many to be politically untouchable of the SAC. What al-Maliki fears is cially when the SAC, still funded
are encouraged to attend all of the despite substantial allegations of his the destabilizing effect it will have by the United States, can pay top We all love Iraq. Especially Matt.
fairs, no matter what your major involvement in massacres against on his government if the SAC be- dollar for foot soldiers. As we have Ask him more at email@example.com.
may be. Don’t forget to follow up Shias and numerous attacks, most comes a force powerful enough to learned, whereas the leadership of
your Career Week experiences with
the Career Services Center! You
can schedule an appointment with
a career specialist to talk in depth
Believing in change for the wrong reasons
about what you’ve learned and how
to use that information to develop a Alex Domingos also promised to rise above the di- Presumably this DLC style of ing articles at their peers (the same
satisfying career. See you at Career STAFF WRITER visions of partisanship. This was governing is what Obama means battle has happened on the pages of
Week! not surprising due to his role as the by “transcending politics.” It ap- this newspaper). The most striking
As a resident of Pennsylvania in spokesman for the Democratic Lead- pears that way if one looks at David thing about the endorsement is that
Sodexho the front-loaded primary season I
have, and still do have, a lot of time
ership Council (DLC). The DLC’s
most prominent goal is to move the
Cutler, Jeffrey Liebman and Austan
Goolsbee, his three financial advi-
it was not based on policy. “[We are]
critical of the senator from Illinois
for the win? to decide who gets my vote. This is
a very special occasion because, as
Democratic Party into the realm of
Reaganism. By his own admittance
sors. Cutler and Liebman are from
the Clinton administration and
for his closeness to Wall Street; his
unwillingness to lay out an ambi-
> from SODEXHO 
an 18-year-old, this is the first time Clinton’s policy was focused on the Goolsbee, Obama’s main advisor, tious progressive agenda on health-
I can vote. I could not have pre- needs of Wall Street and not the comes from the University of Chica- care, housing and other domestic
hint), and to live up to all that you can dicted a few years ago that in the working man. This is obvious in his go. Cutler writes about incentivizing policy issues...” prefaced the asser-
be. America is all about second chances Democratic race there would be a economic policies, which contrib- the healthcare industry as a way to tion that despite all of these flaws he
and we forgive you. We elected George half-black man as the presumptive uted to the dotcom boom and bust improve care. Liebman has endorsed is the candidate most likely to build
Bush for a second term, we went to war Democratic nominee. For those who and the growing pay inequality be- the partial privatization of Social Se- a coalition and work with congress.
in Iraq again, we are still racially proﬁl- fill in the same ethnicity bubble on tween CEOs and employees. curity. Their influence shows in his It baffles me how supporters of
ing, and yes they are making a sequel the SATs as I do it is an opportunity The DLC has been churning out subprime plan. Obama hasn’t called any of the Democratic candidates re-
to the recently released Alvin and The to elect a president who may change “centrist” politicians that were sup- for a moratorium on foreclosures or maining can really expect meaning-
Chipmunks. Therefore, Sodexho, if you perceptions within our country. ported enthusiastically during the a freeze on interest rates, both poli- ful change. Voting millionaires into
get your second chance on our campus However, as I learned more and 2006 election simply because of the cies that help people stay in their our presidency is not a formula for
please make the experience better than more about politics I began to won- D in front of their names but now homes. change. Having right wing advisors
it has been. If not, well, I’ll just have to der how progressive Barack Obama have earned the ire of democrats. Recently one of the most impor- is not the formula for change. The
start getting high before I eat, because would be. He has been running on The most local example is the pri- tant liberal publications, The Na- real agents of change are those that
everything tastes better when you have the promise to simultaneously tran- mary defeat of Al Wynn in Mary- tion, came out in support of Obama. don’t have to announce it; if you re-
the munchies. scend partisanship while also chang- land’s 4th district. Donna Edwards Throughout the election this same ally want change look at candidates
ing America. What is most striking ousted him riding a wave of grass- magazine has been bemoaning the that rely entirely on the people to
about this rhetoric is its similarities roots support run by voters who lack of diversity in the policy of run their campaigns. The corporate
Willie Archer can be reached for to that of Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton voted for Wynn but found that he Clinton and Obama. Its writers have
comment at firstname.lastname@example.org. was a very pronounced centrist and was in effect a Republican. picked sides and have been hurl- > see CHANGE 
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PEOPLE I KNOW BY CHARLIE GRIGGS
There are some problems that what either meant. Granted I was phe ‘s.’ There are dumber rules in Imagine you’re sending your ent types of protection. Mix it up,
people are confronted with ev- much younger and watching a the English language we could’ve child off to their first day of school. don’t be afraid to try new pills.
ery day. Whether it’s running out low-quality white-trash television overcome. But instead the posses- You can’t wait for them to grow up Maybe they’ll work and keep you
of bottled water or having a test show like Jerry Springer and hadn’t sive ‘s’ on the end of ‘it’ was left and be educated and successful. constantly one-step ahead of an un-
in that afternoon class you never yet fully comprehended promis- apostrophe-less leaving the rule of Odds are that if they have no idea wanted pregnancy out of wedlock.
study for, people’s lives are filled cuity, but that’s beside the point. possessive ‘s’s wide open and sus- how to express possession with But most importantly, it should be
with conflict. However, one prob- Baby-momma and baby-daddy do ceptible to future attacks. the apostrophe ‘s’ that they’re not said that stupid people shouldn’t
lem that I personally have never not make any sense. And even as After that it was all downhill. going to get very far in school and be breeding in the first place. So,
had to deal with is teenage preg- a young seemingly trouble-free Think about it. If you’re stu- then your dream will have died. the next time you come across two
nancy. And, seriously, that is one youth I was able to recognize this. pid enough to get knocked up or All because you had to incorrectly rednecks with a cumulative IQ of
bullet that I am continuously The downfall of the possessive knock someone up unintentionally refer to your child’s father as the 15, go ahead and cock-block but
thankful to have dodged. Yet, in ‘s’ probably began with the word (because it always is unintention- baby-daddy. rejoice knowing that you’ve just
recent times, bastard children “it.” Instead of adding the apos- al) then you probably don’t have Maybe I’m looking too much saved the next generation from a
and their illegitimate parents have trophe before the ‘s’ in possessive much residual knowledge about into this matter. But the possibility little more embarrassment.
been indirectly beefing with me scenarios, someone decided to add grammar or the likes. Don’t get me that future generations will be ru- Charlie was made in a cup. He
through their ignorance of the the apostrophe before the ‘s’ in the wrong, I don’t really care about if ined by their parents’ lack of con- isn’t real. Therefore he has no right
possessive ‘s’. contraction of ‘it is’ or ‘it has.’ I you’re pregnant or if you’ve gotten traceptive use and poor grammar to pick on pregnant teenagers or
We’ve all heard the terms ‘baby- think that people could have han- someone pregnant, more power is becoming increasingly likely. bastard children.
momma’ and ‘baby-daddy.’ And dled it if that someone would’ve to you, but if we could just stray Of course, there’s one way to
truthfully the first time I heard just decided to make both the away from the terms baby-momma avoid all these bastard children
each one of those phrases I didn’t contraction and possessive form of and baby-daddy then I think we’d and grammatically nonsensical Complaints can be sent
have a the slightest idea about the word ‘it’ end with an apostro- all be a lot better off. terms: use protection. Use differ- to email@example.com.
Vertically Not all change is good
> from CHANGE  statement that changed my outlook
on politics. A candidate mentioned
money Obama receives has strings the lesser of two evils conundrum
attached. Wouldn’t you rather have and stated “just don’t vote for evil.”
Saira Khan all this into consideration, I think it’s time we got the common man pulling strings I’ve made the choice to start my vot-
off our high horses, gave Cuba a break, and wished than Wall Street? ing career by not voting for evil.
I am feeling quite excited right now. I don’t know Fidel a happy retirement. Ron Paul is a candidate that is Cynthia McKinney is the first
if you noticed or not but we’ve had quite an event- When Prince Harry of Wales made his plans for able to compete with his corporately African American female congress-
ful few weeks. Let’s see if I can cover all that I want joining the British Army public, I literally laughed funded opponents but is dismissed woman elected to Georgia and an
within my word limit. out loud. Initially I thought “how can that kid pos- by the corporately funded media ex-Democrat running for the Green
So, first and foremost, elections were finally held sibly have a real army experience? If anything they’ll as “un-electable.” Dennis Kucinich Party. As a six-term member of
in Pakistan on the 18th without, to my surprise, any send him to some five-star hotel (or what’s left of was funded entirely by grassroots congress she amassed a consistent
major setbacks and with the Pakistan People’s Party one) in Iraq and he’ll eat ham and cheese sandwich- support but was similarly dismissed. voting record. She voted against
getting a majority of the votes, to no one’s surprise. es all day”. Apparently, I was wrong. Turns out the The same people that denounce the Iraq War, but more importantly
Contrary to popular belief, there was never really young prince recently spent ten weeks on the front- these candidates fail to explain how voted against the Gulf War in 1991.
any doubt that they were going to win even before lines in Afghanistan. The royal family and Army had Paul and Kucinich continue to be It’s not enough to just be against the
Benazir Bhutto’s assassination (which is probably made a deal with the media and asked them not to elected to the House of Representa- Iraq War; meaningful change is a
why the radicals wanted her dead in the first place). reveal that that he was there (in return he would tives year after year. The corporately candidate against all wars of impe-
The Pakistan Muslim League, led by Nawaz Sharif provide them with interviews and such when he was run media never mention how they rialism. She has also voted against
(and I still believe that he is a total buffoon) trailed done serving). If they did so, they could potentially predicted Rudolph Giuliani to be a funding the war despite the false
in second place. The PPP has decided to form a co- endanger his life along with many others. The media major force and how he was beat- assertions by other Democrats that
alition with the PML and together they will hold a abided… for a while. Last week the Drudge Report en handily by Ron Paul in several somehow that would translate to
majority of the seats in the next parliament. What leaked to the world that the prince was in Afghani- states. troops with no armor or weapons in
does this mean for President Musharraf? Nothing stan. His time serving the nation was cut short as When discussing politics I too battle. McKinney introduced articles
good. He now stands almost alone facing a parlia- the army decided to pull him from the front-lines often hear “I like Candidate X, but for impeachment against George
ment filled with people who want him gone. Critics because of concerns regarding his safety. Well then, I’m voting for Candidate Y because I Bush and passed legislation prevent-
and analysts from all over the world seem to agree: were all of you as surprised as I was? I didn’t think don’t want to waste my vote.” Prior to ing the sale of weapons to human
President Musharraf’s days are now numbered and he had it in him to leave his pampered life behind. his withdrawal I was a supporter of rights abusers. Isn’t that change you
the coming year will either make or break Pakistan. Prince Harry is OK in my books now; I have a new- Dennis Kucinich but hesitant about can believe in?
Moving on. In a somewhat shocking yet not very found respect for him. As far as his brother is con- voting for him for the same reason. I
significant move, our Cuban buddy Fidel Castro cerned…well he was blessed with fabulous looks. had resigned myself to voting for the We can all empathize with
has stepped down as president, paving the way for Enough said. lesser of two evils. While listening Alex. Send your condolences to
his brother Raul Castro to take over. What does In other news, the world of glitz and glamor suf- to the Green Party debate I heard a firstname.lastname@example.org.
this mean for us? Nothing. What does it mean for fered ANOTHER loss this year with the death of
the Cuban people? Not much. I do want to take former super model turned activist Katoucha Niane.
a minute to say that, ignoring the horrific picture Her body was found in a river near her houseboat.
the U.S. paints of him, Fidel did do some good in As of now, there is no suspected foul play. Between
Cuba (compared to other Caribbean countries). In me and you, I feel this isn’t the last major death Our current writers don’t ﬁll
fact, according to the numbers provided in the CIA we’re going to see this year. It’s just a feeling that
World Fact Book, the infant mortality AND unem- I have. out their time sheets.
ployment rate in Cuba is lower than in the United There is plenty more that has happened in the
States (are you reading this George Bush… senior past two weeks concerning death, violence, war, Come by the Retriever
and junior!?). This one takes the cake though: Cuba military, weapons, and drugs but to be honest with
has a literary rate of 99.8 percent whereas the Unit- you it is way too depressing and morbid for me to ofﬁce (UC 214) at 12 p.m. on
ed States stands at 99 percent. Of course, I’m not talk about right now. So I think I will save it for
saying that Fidel has no skeletons in his closet and
I’m not at all condoning any of his evil deeds, but
Wednesdays to claim their un-
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TNT Series: Cella,
Menzies, and Goldstein
Nyonsuatee Kollue harmonic explosion. You needed a min-
STAFF WRITER ute to recover when the piece was over.
At the end of the recital, it was evident
There was a beautiful blend of ex- that both those in attendance and the
quisite talent in the ﬁne arts recital hall performers had enjoyed the occasion.
on Sunday as ﬂutist Lisa Cella, violinist Biographies of the artists show their
Mark Menzies and percussionist Tom individual outstanding accomplish-
Goldstein performed in a TNT Series ments at home and abroad. Lisa Cella
production by the UMBC Music De- is the Artistic Director of San Diego
partment. The musicians preformed New Music and a founding member of
ﬁve numbers. The pieces fell into cat- NOISE. She has performed throughout
egories of all sorts: childhood lullabies, the Unites States and is known to be a
sounds of nature, striking tunes from champion of contemporary music. She
scary movies, Disney-like melodies, is also an assistant professor of music
high-pitched opera harmonies, and just at UMBC and a founding member of
about whatever you chose to interpret Ruckus (a UMBC faculty contemporary
them to be. Lisa Cella and Tom Gold- music ensemble). Mark Menzies holds
stein performed ﬂ/vln (2006); and then a career as a viola and violin virtuoso,
Lisa performed four selections with chamber musician, and advocate of
Mark Menzies: "Scrimshaw" (1985), contemporary music. His performances
AUSTIN KAAK — TRW
"Met Him Pike Horse" (1979), "Deities are recognized far and wide in the
> Thomas Buckner’s baritone broke down musical boundaries.
of the Cherry Grove Dance" (2000), and United States, as well as New Zealand,
"Quicksilver" (1992). Europe, Australia, and Japan to name
Music: A re-definition The beauty of the performance was
perfect communication. The ﬂute was
in deep connection with the percussion
a few. The ﬁrst violinist of New York’s
Ensemble Sospeso, Mark Menzies holds
a high reputation as a chamber music
instruments; and it spoke a language performer. Tom Goldstein has been a
Christianna Stavroudis in the Schneider recital, Harrison Robert Ashley’s "The Producer that only the violin knew. The violin New York City freelance percussionist
STAFF WRITER was a champion of world music Speaks" and an improvisation alone heard the silent whispers of the for over 20 years. He has performed
and composer Dan Joseph (who concluded the ambitious program. ﬂute and responded in perfect harmony. chamber groups, Broadway shows, and
Should music strive to do more accompanied Mr. Buckner on ham- That these pieces were grouped Each knew exactly when to hold its the Brooklyn Philharmonic amongst
than provide aesthetic sonic plea- mer dulcimer) knit this fact beau- together was great program de- peace and when to deliver, in the right others, and is the Artistic director of
sure? Can it, by abandoning the tifully into his work. The piece sign, since "The Producer Speaks" pitch, at the right time. The musicians GAGEEGO.
realm of traditional pattern and began with a very quiet dulcimer is intentionally written in a way to were completely in sync with their in- In this day and age, music has be-
harmonic theory, achieve some- intro, one that was like the sound give the artist much interpretive struments, themselves, and with the come affordable to everyone, but some-
thing more? The TNT Series recital of waves softly crashing against freedom. The text of this piece was audience. The audience responded with times, music should be a treat. iPods
of Thomas Buckner, baritone, pro- rocks on the coast. (Mr. Joseph in- inspired by a story of pre-Homeric total admiration. would not sufﬁce. Make time to treat
posed these and other questions dicates in the program notes that Greek mythology and was repre- "Met Him Pike Horses" (1979) was yourself to a relaxing, enjoyable artistic
Thursday evening in the UMBC this piece “musically reﬂects on sented scat-style, with pounding a captivating, melodious comedy as performance. Recitals are a beautiful
Fine Arts Recital Hall. the time I spent living in the Bay piano chord accompaniment. In the violin and ﬂute seemed to compete thing to enjoy, and now you are invited
Mr. Buckner has dedicated over Area.”) Mr. Buckner’s undulating contrast to all of the other pieces, to see which sounded better, louder, to listen.
thirty years of his career in vocal chromatics and exaggerated (at the improvisation featured no text; sharper, and bolder. Lisa Cella piped
music to the interpretation and times, unnerving) vibrato gave Mr. Buckner, instead, demonstrat- pure brilliance; Mark Menzies deﬁ- Nyonsuatee Kollue is a Staff Writer for
creation of new music. Classically the piece an Eastern feel, one that ed the range of possibilities that antly responded. Flute and violin held The Retriever Weekly and can be reached
trained, one of his priorities is to reminded me of a Greek Ortho- are available to the voice, accom- together, blending into a spellbinding, for comment at email@example.com.
“merge genres and break barriers dox cantor. There was a tangible panied by both Mr. Joseph and Mr.
in [an] on-going search for the synergy between Mr. Buckner and Kubera.
yet-to-be-imagined.” This desire Mr. Joseph, which was, for me, the Just like an academic lecture on
manifested in the spoken word, most appealing part. an unfamiliar topic, Mr. Buckner’s
improvisation, theatre, extended The program continued with recital for voice was challenging
vocal techniques, and creative in- the Stuart Saunders Smith piece and, at times, overwhelming. Un-
strumentation employed in Mr. "Beats." Dr. Smith writes that “Beats able to grasp onto the comfortable
Buckner’s program of Dan Joseph, is two poets who went outside, chords of the well-known, the
UMBC composer and professor writing their living as they lived.” audience was forced to encounter
Stuart Saunders Smith, and Robert The composition incorporated something entirely new, something
Ashley. screen-play-like elements into it, that made one ask oneself, “What
The recital began with "Dan including having Mr. Buckner sing is music, exactly?” The ability to
Joseph’s Music Primer," a piece off-stage for the last portion. Pia- encourage the audience to reﬂect
composed around composer Lou nist Joseph Kubera was a remark- so naturally in this way was cer-
Harrison’s prose book of the same ably supportive accompanist and tainly one of best successes, if not
title. Using Harrison’s work for this engaged performer. Dr. Smith was the greatest, of the evening.
piece created great continuity from in the audience and came on stage
last week’s guitar recital with John (gratefully applauding the artists) Christianna Stavroudis is a Staff
Schneider (also part of the TNT at the end of the piece, underscor- Writer for The Retriever Weekly
Series), who performed several ing the familial tone I often per- and can be reached for comment PATRICIA DAVILA — TRW
Harrison pieces. As was explained ceive at UMBC music events. at firstname.lastname@example.org. > Lisa Cella and Mark Menzies entertained their audience with moving rendi-
tions of modern pieces.
The RetrIever Weekly 03.04.08 ARTS 17
How to kill a week this spring
It's that time of year again. When
there is promise that the weather will
get warmer, the ﬂowers will bloom,
and that week off from school known
as spring break is just around the
corner. Typically, the ﬁrst thoughts
conjured up at the mention of spring
break are of drunken college students
destroying the hotel rooms of semi-
tropical locations, making bad deci-
sions, and partaking in full-blown
shenanigans. But this version isn't
necessarily appealing to everyone,
and it doesn't have to be!
There are plenty of other ways to
spend your break that don't involve COURTESY SIMON HO
alcohol poisoning and using the en- > The Temple of Dendur is just one of the many exhibits at New York’s
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Time for a road trip!
tirety of your bank account.
The beach is always a popular des- easy to get to many cities along the help out, whether that is in the form
tination for the spring break traveler, east coast. A road trip to the Big Apple of volunteering at a soup kitchen or
but most of us can't afford the trek is always fun and it shouldn't be too helping to clean up your community.
to Cancun or Ft. Lauderdale. Even if hard to ﬁnd a group of friends will- It might be too late to sign-up for
you can afford the trip, the Girls Gone ing to explore some major city. For an alternative spring break project,
Wild atmosphere might not be your those who live in the Baltimore-D.C. where you travel to a location with an
style. Don't let this deter your beach- area, break is a prime opportunity to organization like Habitat for Human-
side ambitions though; South Caro- take advantage of the cities near us. ity and help out there, but there is
lina, Georgia, and Alabama all have How many times have you thought, deﬁnitely still time to help out locally.
COURTESY RICH RIGGINS
beaches in a slightly warmer climate “I should really go to a museum or Another way to spend the break is > Renata Melillo is one of the many talented students appearing in the IN10
than Maryland and the hotel fees see a show,” and then never actually by bettering your future. Now is the Theater Festival: Four plays in four nights, this Thursday through Sunday.
shouldn't be too extravagant. They do it? If you're like me, the answer is, time to start looking for a good sum-
are also close enough that driving is "too many times." So why not use the mer internship or job. While this may be a break from the stresses of school, give in to the pressure that you need
not out of the question, which poses week to gain some cultural knowl- not be fun, it is a necessary part of life and if you don't want to deal with a to have a spring break straight out
another option for the break. Take a edge? Sometimes, because we live so and should be done early, or else you vacation or work, just do nothing for of the movies. Kick back, relax, and
road trip! close to these major cities, we don't will get stuck with the left over jobs a week. A movie marathon is always revel in the fact that you won’t be in
Not everyone likes the beach, and appreciate the opportunities they of- that may not be as appealing. something fun that you can do at class for a full week because that is
even some who do like it don't see the fer and then we miss out. When putting together a list of home, and if doing nothing sounds something to truly enjoy.
point in going if the water is still cold. If these options still don't appeal to ways to spend your spring break, it is appealing, then sit back and enjoy.
That doesn't mean you have to spend you, hope should not be lost. For the important not to forget the simplest, As long as you spend spring break Sarah Evans is a Staff Writer for The
the week at home though. Being based service oriented individual, the break but probably most important option. the way you want, you will get the Retriever Weekly and can be reached
in such a central location makes it could be used as an opportunity to Just relax! The week off is designed to most out of your vacation. So don't for comment at email@example.com.
It’s Showtime at UMBC! with Phi Beta Sigma
Adrienne Hawkins man. The Sandman was played this
CONTRIBUTING WRITER year by sophomore and Phi Beta Sigma
member Kemeron Senhouse. “It’s an
The men of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter important role. When people stink I
of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. host- pull them; it makes it more entertain-
ed their second annual tribute to the ing. Hopefully I won’t have to come on
popular television show It’s Showtime at too much tonight, but it’s inevitable.”
the Apollo! by having their own version Inevitable, indeed. Though a lot nicer
of the variety show in the Commons. than the audience last year, the audi-
It’s Showtime at the Apollo! ﬁrst aired on ence still let out a chorus of boos when
television in 1986. Filmed at the leg- they got tired of a performer. “I felt a
endary Apollo Theater in New York, little bad [about having to escort some
this show was responsible for launching people off stage] but they were laugh-
the careers of several celebrities, such ing in the end, so it was ok.”
as Lauryn Hill. In addition to hosting The large crowd caught some of the
last Wednesday night’s program, Phi performers off guard. “I wasn’t that
Beta Sigma also sponsored a trip to the nervous at ﬁrst, but then I saw all these
Reginald F Lewis Museum of African- people,” said performer Marcus Dick-
American History with fellow National erson. At the end of the night, junior
Pan-Hellenic Council members earlier Elani Odeyale and senior Ray Remesch
in February. won the competition for their acoustic
“This is a highly anticipated event in rendition of Rihanna’s “Umbrella.”
Black History Month at UMBC,” said The crowd ultimately had a good
Terrance Johnson, chapter President. time. “It’s really good to see so many
“We’re trying to revisit the old days black people come together to unite in
with a UMBC twist. Our mission is to fellowship at one event,” said Raymond
make sure that we uplift black history.” Hawkins, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha
This is an important night for the Sig- COURTESY ADRIENNE HAWKINS Fraternity, Inc. who came out to sup-
mas. “In its original plans, it’s not just > Winners Elani Odeyale and Ray Remesch pose with members of Phi Beta Sigma. port. “There’s no violence, no hating,
entertainment, it’s an expression of tal- twist that ultimately worked in their “It feels good that we’re building off of not. The premise behind It’s Showtime everybody’s just having a good time.
ent,” said member Brandon Johnson. favor. The Cabaret room was not ready last year,” members speculated as they at the Apollo! is to have the talents of And the Sigmas did a good job.”
The night certainly held a couple of for the mass of people that showed up watched the crowd grow. amateur contestants brutally scruti-
twists for the Sigmas. Some schedul- for this event. The reputation from last The night consisted of poetry, sing- nized by a skeptical audience. If the Adrienne Hawkins is a Contribut-
ing conﬂicts led to the Cabaret room year’s event led to the head count eas- ing, and some dancing, with a hand- audience appreciates the talent, then ing Writer for The Retriever Weekly
being unprepared just minutes before ily surpassing 100 people crowding the ful of brave souls getting up on stage the amateur survives. If not, they get and can be reached for comment
the event was scheduled to begin—a Sports Zone for the evening’s festivities. to showcase their talent—or perhaps booed and carted away by the Sand- at Ahaw1@umbc.edu.
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The Other Boleyn Girl rocks
intensely and provocatively C m
STAFF WRITER This week
I spent part of my Saturday night by Jeremy
researching the history of King Henry
VIII online. Sad? Yes. Justiﬁed? Abso-
lutely. I had just gotten out of The Oth-
er Boleyn Girl and had burning ques-
tions about what was fact and ﬁction
in the movie, almost hoping that parts
were not true in order for my faith in THE BANK JOB (R)
humanity not to decrease too much. This week we have a little theme in our movie releases: Movies whose
Having an older (and smarter) sister, titles suggest that they are a sequel to popular movies, but are in fact
independent from them (and bad). First on the list is The Bank Job with
I know sibling rivalry all too well, but
Jason Statham. It has nothing to do with The Italian Job. Statham has
the story of the Boleyn girls took both recently been quoted as saying he wants to be taken more seriously as
rivalries and dysfunctional families to an actor. Jason, that’s like saying you want to go pro in football… you
a whole new level. can’t just tell it to people, you actually have to win a few games. But
The movie is based on the novel Dungeon Siege was a good start; keep that up and you’ll be walking
down that red carpet in no time. Oh, by the way, this movie is about a
by the same title written by Philippa
job a guy gets to rob a bank.
Gregory, which I had not read (mak-
ing me feel like a lazy English ma-
COLLEGE ROAD TRIP (G)
jor). Having never read the book, I This might be the ﬁrst G movie I’ve seen be released since I started
was apprehensive that the storyline writing this column. Then again, I am grossly negligent. Anyway, this
might not be believable, either being movie also seems like it should be related somehow to, you know, Road
too historical and I would get lost in Trip, but it’s not. It is related, however, to Martin Lawrence, who is
very funny to think about, but not funny to watch. And Martin, in a G
the multitudes of characters or too
movie? Get out of here. What the hell is the dialogue going to be like?
ﬁctional where the plot would not be He can’t even say “Daaaaaaamn!”
Natalie Portman is one of my favor- 10,000 BC (PG-13)
ite actresses hands down. She can play So, this movie doesn’t really sound like it’s related to another movie…
royalty in Star Wars and Zach Braff’s except, you know, the original 10,000 BC. All that it has in common
to the original, however, is blatant disrespect for the president of our
innocent love interest. So I had no
country. The world is clearly only 6,000 years old, at best, so this ﬁctional
doubt that she would be anything but nonsense is just anti-Republican propaganda seeding the impressionable
stunning as Anne Boleyn. With her minds of our youth shortly before election season. It is a sinister attack
bright eyes, dark features, and silky on the hard-working, thoughtful minds behind the Young Earth theory
slyness, she played the cunning and and the Mouse Trap theory. Look them up, I think you’ll agree.
COURTESY COLUMBIA PICTURES
mysterious young woman extremely
> Natalie Portman and Eric Bana’s chemistry lights up the screen.
well. On the ﬂipside, ScarJo (Scar-
lett Johansson, I’ve been reading too little too well, but I still hold out hope ﬁnds out about this, he will leave her.
much Perez Hilton) captures the less in real life he’s a sweet guy. All of the So, in order to ‘solve’ the problem she which the King ends with, “May God were beautifully intricate and always
planning and more naïve sister, Mary acting was genuine, believable, and decides not to tell the King but asks have mercy on your sister’s soul.” In a in vibrant colors.
Boleyn, ﬂawlessly. Johansson’s charac- everyone could do what sounded like her brother George to help her get terrifying and sad turn of events Anne The ﬁlm starts with a scene of the
ter ﬁghts for what is right no matter an authentic British accent. pregnant again. First of all, gross and takes off her jewelry and is beheaded. three young Boleyn children frolick-
how many times Anne betrays her, The scenes that stand out most in second of all, this movie has enough In school there was the rhyme ing in a ﬁeld in the English country-
which makes her both the underdog my mind are those at the end. After sex in it already without adding incest. ‘divorced beheaded, died, divorced, side – picturesque beginning for such
and most relatable character. The cast- Henry had divorced Catherine of Thankfully, George cannot go through beheaded, survived’ but this movie an intense and upsetting movie. The
ing of Eric Bana for Henry Tudor was Aragon and had a child with Mary, he with it, but they are overheard in a shows just how tumultuous and cun- movie ends with three young children
a good choice. Henry must have been ignores her and banishes her to the bedroom, and it is reported to Henry ning Henry was. The movie portrays running in a ﬁeld smiling, bluntly
good looking in order to have had countryside so that he can be with that they have slept together. Henry a very lustful side of him, and even touching on how history repeats itself.
six wives, but in history class when Anne, her sister. Shortly after that, puts both Anne and George in jail and though there were political and other However, this time they are Mary’s two
he is discussed we only see that one Anne and Henry get married and in a heartbreaking scene George is led reasons for all the marriages, it still children and her adopted niece and
depressing picture where he is obese Anne produces a daughter (Elizabeth), out to the city center and beheaded. makes our government look pretty future Queen of England, Elizabeth I.
and has the awful looking facial hair. which upsets the King because he still Then Mary appears and pleads with good in comparison. The movie was But that is a different story.
Thankfully, he was portrayed in his does not have a male heir. There is still the King to spare Anne’s life and he more than I expected and it did show
glory days, and let’s face it, Eric Bana hope for Anne when she gets pregnant promises to do so. Then, as Anne is just what chaos the monarchy was in. Liz Omberg is a Staff Writer for The
is smokin’. He also played the role of a second time but suffers from a mis- announcing to the crowd that she will The costumes in the ﬁlm were prob- Retriever Weekly and can be reached
a powerful and self-involved King a carriage. She is aware that if the king leave England, a letter comes to Mary, ably one of my favorite factors. They for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BodyWorlds 2: Informative and creepy!
Gaby Arevalo mens called Plastination. Plastination each serve to show a certain part of the past the fact that they were in a room fact that real
EDITORIAL STAFF basically involves stopping the decom- human body; there is a young woman with dead bodies and ex- people are ex-
position process of the deceased body who is posed in a yoga position, which amined the specimens hibited. Though I
Though I may not understand the and injecting the cells with resins. This is used to exemplify the way that mus- with curiosity. I was would recommend
logistics of it, I love science. It’s not so results in a body that is preserved and cles work. not able to detach that anyone with an
much that I like the actual mechanics rigid. Now I know what you’re think- It is disturbing to think that these my mind from it interest in anatomy go
of scientiﬁc study (since I’m a dunce ing: body?! Deceased body?! That’s “exhibits” were once real people, with completely, so while to the exhibit, I my-
when it comes to anything other than right, the BodyWorlds exhibit is a families and jobs that they went to I appreciated the idea self would not choose
literature, and even then it’s debat- museum exhibition of preserved hu- every day, but it is easier to come to of the exhibit, I had a to go again. Though I
able), but I genuinely ﬁnd the physical man bodies. Though this may sound terms with that once you realize that hard time being there. It believe that Gunther
world to be a fascinating place. I am disgusting, it is not the case. they chose to donate their bodies to was upsetting for me to see von Hagen’s work is
especially fascinated by the intricacies The BodyWorlds exhibit looks at science – that they chose to have their the exhibit of a pregnant woman, important in rais-
of the human body. It’s amazing to the beauty of the human body and ex- bodies displayed so that others could as I couldn’t stop thinking about ing awareness and
think that your nose never stops grow- amines it from both a scientiﬁc and ar- learn about human anatomy and the the fact that two people whose informing people
ing, or that the average human has tistic perspective. People from around wonder of the human body. Because, lives were cut short were displayed of the wonders of the human body,
100,000 individual strands of hair. So the world have donated their bodies at the end if it all, this exhibition is not in front of me. I would rather celebrate life by liv-
you can’t imagine how excited I was to this exhibition, and the it tastefully a freak show, it is a celebration of the The BodyWorlds exhibition is a ing it, not by looking at people who
for the BodyWorlds exhibit. displays their bodies as specimens. human spirit. Throughout the exhibit very interesting take on the study lost theirs.
The BodyWorlds 2 exhibit is cur- The bodies are not recognizable as in- there are banners with inspirational of the human body, and while in COURTESY INSTITUTE
rently on display at the Maryland dividuals (i.e. you wouldn’t recognize quotes that honor the people who theory it is very cool, it can be a lit- FOR PLASTINATION
Science Center in the Inner Harbor, the person whose body is displayed donated their bodies and honor the tle hard to swallow in person. I was
and will be going on until September even if you knew them), and they are amazing achievements that humanity very excited to go to the exhibit, but Gaby Arevalo is the As-
1. Essentially, a man named Gunther posed in interesting ways, like danc- as a whole has been able to accom- my mind changed once I got there. It sistant Arts and Entertainment
von Hagens made up the BodyWorlds ers or ice skaters. It is very difﬁcult to plish. is deﬁnitely not for those with an over- Editor and can be reached for
concept. Von Hagens invented a new describe this exhibit, because while it Some of the museum-goers at the active imagination or a weak stomach, comment at Arevalo2@umbc.edu.
way of preserving anatomical speci- sounds gruesome, it’s not. The bodies exhibit were able to quickly move as it is hard to detach yourself from the
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
Cancer support group Meeting. The
by one actress. A suggested donation
of $2 for students and $5 for non-
students is encouraged.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
IN10 performance. UMBC Theatre
for free with the wide selection of Women’s Center 4-5:45 p.m. For those 4 p.m. Four new performances that
music that the library offers. And in who are diagnosed with cancer or Blues Jazz Ensemble. Fine Arts Recital display the talents of UMBC actresses.
case you’re in a TV mood, the library caregivers for persons diagnosed with Hall 8 p.m. Composed of some of the $10 general admission, $5 students
offers a bunch of movies and TV cancer, a support group will take place. ﬁnest jazz musicians in the country, and seniors.
shows are there for you to borrow the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble will
for a full seven days as well! Political Cartoonist. Albin O. Kuhn perform for free. Symphony Orchestra performance.
Library Gallery 4 p.m. World-renowned Fine Arts Recital Hall 3 p.m. The UMBC
True Grit Tuesdays in the Gameroom political cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kal- FRIDAY, MARCH 7 Symphony Orchestra will perform
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wear your UMBC laugher will speak about cartooning. under the direction of E. Michael Rich-
reasons not gear and play pool, table tennis, The artist-in-residence at UMBC, KAL’s IN10 performance. UMBC Theatre ards. Admission is free.
to go home and air hockey for free! presentation will surely be an enter- 8 p.m. Four new performances that
this weekend The Black Panthers: Making Sense
taining lecture. display the talents of UMBC actresses.
$10 general admission, $5 students
of History, January 28-March 24, Guitar Hero Tournament. Game Room and seniors.
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. 6-10 p.m. Show off your rocking ax
This exhibit features photographs skills and compete for a Gameroom SATURDAY, MARCH 8
by Stephen Shames. Shames’ pho- free play pass.
tographs show both the public and Battle of the Bands. UC Ballroom
private sides of the Black Panther IN10 preview performance. UMBC 7-11:55 p.m. Watch UMBC’s top bands
Party from 1967 to 1973. Theatre 8 p.m. Four new performances compete for a guaranteed spot at this
that display the talents of UMBC year’s Quadmania.
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: actresses. $3 for admission.
Portraits, January 31-March 22, The IN10 performance. UMBC Theatre 8
Center for Art, Design, and Visual p.m. Four new performances that dis-
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
Culture. A moving collection of play the talents of UMBC actresses. A
portraits that hail from the past talkback will follow the performance. SEB’s Weekly Movie is shown in
IN10 performance. UMBC Theatre
ﬁfteen years. The photographers $10 general admission, $5 students Lecture Hall 1, behind the Commons.
4 p.m. Four new performances that
spend weeks living with each com- and seniors. Be sure to bring Campus Cash on your
display the talents of UMBC actresses.
munity they document, resulting card – money is not accepted.
Free for campus community.
in photographs that speak volumes Free Movie. The Commons Sports Zone
about their subjects. 8-11 p.m. Watch John C. Reilly sing Thursdays at 7:30 and 10:00 for $2
One Woman play. Lecture Hall 5 8 p.m.
“Always The Women” tells the story and dance in the hit fake biopic, Walk Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 for $1
of 24 women in Jesus’ life, all played Hard. Free admission and popcorn!
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More than Enchanted
PRETTY GOOD MUSIC by Dave Iden
THE BANK (2013 FREDER- see Brooklyn-based noise rock trio
ICK AVE.) Parts & Labor. They’ll be backed RED ROOM (425 E. 31ST
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Mar. 9, 9:00 p.m.
of this paper). Beards welcome. Mar. 8, 8:30 p.m., $6
West Baltimore’s best unlicensed
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the neighbors—this New York CHARLES ST.) music, The Red Room shifts gears
City-based trio specializes in delay http://www.themetrogallery.net/ with an evening of avant-garde
loops, cacophonous feedback, chamber music compositions
and thundering machinations PANDA RIOT, THE SKY DROPS hosted by the High Zero Founda-
reminiscent of construction work (canceled), SCREEN VINYL tion. The third such presentation
sounds. Check out the feature on IMAGE in the After Now series, this
Sightings in the February issue of Mar. 7, 8:00 p.m. performance features the works
The Wire. New record Through of composers Samuel Burt, C.R.
The Panama is available from Out-of-towner shoegazers con- Kasprzyk, Andrew Cole, and Mark
COURTESY FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES Load Records on LP and CD. verge for a night of dream-pop Lackey.
> An Oscar was a fairy tale ending for the film Once. at the Metro Gallery. Fans of
FLORISTREE (405 W. Slowdive and Spacemen 3 will TALKING HEAD (203 DAVIS
Katrina Cohen apple cider from plastic goblets, lulled FRANKLIN STREET, SIXTH surely like the Chicago-based STREET)
shoegaze trio Panda Riot, who http://www.talkingheadclub.com/
SENIOR STAFF WRITER into our annual Oscar-induced leth- FLOOR)
deliver soft girl vocals washed
argy, Irglova and Hansard’s win turned http://www.myspace.com/ﬂoris-
with layer upon delicate layer WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK,
Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard out to be that Bright Moment. The one of guitar fuzz. They’ll be backed WOOLY MAMMOTH, THE EXPO-
want you to make art. Because, who we wait for every year, but never seems by Screen Vinyl Image, who take NENTIALS
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knows, one day you too could be on the to come. When the rooted-for, gracious a more electronic synth/Silver Mar. 7, 10:00 p.m., $10
GER, ECSTATIC SUNSHINE
Apples approach to their wall of
receiving end of an Academy Award. underdog (who we are actually famil- Mar. 4, 9:00 p.m., YE$
sound. Delaware guy/girl duo The North Carolina doom rockers
Right. iar with) takes that creepy gold nude Sky Drops (shockingly similar to Weedeater are an eighteen-
Yeah, yeah, I know, March 4 is
Irglova and Hansard are the duo re- ﬁgurine and skips joyfully off into the My Bloody Valentine) has unfortu- wheeler of southern head-bang-
today (today being Tuesday, the
sponsible for the soundtrack and lead Hollywood sunset. nately dropped this concert from ing tonal sludge, and they will
day the new Retriever hits the
roles of the summer’s break-out inde- Irglova and Hansard didn’t exactly their schedule, but that shouldn’t probably pound you right though
stands). If you’re cool enough to
deter you from checking out their the ﬂoor—that is, if you’re not
pendent ﬁlm, Once. Tauted as a mod- skip, but they were gleeful as they ac- be reading this newspaper on
music at http://www.myspace. annihilated by Savannah, Georgia
ern-day musical, the movie explores cepted the award and encouraged us March 4, then you owe it to your-
com/theskydrops. swamp thrashers Black Tusk ﬁrst.
self to drive up to the Floristree to
the will-they-won’t-they relationship all to pursue our dreams. Then the
between down-and-out musicians, Girl evil Oscar Overlord cut Irglova off as
and Guy, who make beautiful music she began to speak. Jon Stewart, serv- Irglova’s father, also a musical-type. When Irglova and Hansard accepted The Swell Season (after a pre-Once re-
together in Dublin. ing as the dutiful do-gooder host, gave Consequently, he met Marketa, who their Oscar, I think we saw how their cord they made together) will bring
The soundtrack was the movie’s star. her the ﬂoor after a tepid commercial was about 12-years-old. Time passed. relationship works. She was mature their music to Baltimore Saturday, May
The soaring desperation of “Falling break. For an enchanted minute, the Hansard gained independent mu- and serene; he looked like a little kid 17 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Slowly,” which earned Irglova and Han- monotony was broken. sic scene success with his group, the who got the train set he always wanted Tickets are $37.00. The two share a
sard their Oscar last Sunday over three Irglova and Hansard do seem to be Frames. Then Hansard’s friend decided on Christmas morning. vocal harmony that’s not to be missed.
tunes from Disney’s Enchanted and an- sprinkled with magic dust almost as to make Once, and asked that Hansard And their music? Stripped down and (And if you need an Irish musical ﬁx
other from August Rush, not only made sparkly as any Disney ﬁlm could con- and Irglova record the songs for the lush, soothing and softly sad, but al- before then, head down to the Mary-
it the best song of the soundtrack, but jure up. But their story is real. From soundtrack. Cillian Murphy was sup- ways hopeful and ﬁlled with humanity. land Science Center for U23D in IMAX.
also the best scene of the movie. In the interviews and the ﬁlm’s commentary, posed to play Guy, but that didn’t work Songs like “Lies” and “The Hill” feature $12.00 never before got you so close to
scene, the characters have just met and I’ve gleaned some bits and pieces of out. So Hansard and Irglova were of- broken hearts, and will break yours. Bono’s sweaty neck.)
they learn and play the song together their story, which goes something like fered the roles, and the ﬁlm was made But “Fallen from the Sky” and the
on a borrowed piano in an empty mu- this: on a shoestring budget. award-winning “Falling Slowly” will Katrina Cohen is a Senior
sic shop. Once upon a time, Glen Hansard Then the fairy dust came along. The make you wonder… who knows what Staff Writer for The Retriever
As my friends and I sat around the was an upstart musician who made pair fell in love, and she moved from will happen? Even if it’s just Once. Weekly and can be reached for
common room drinking sparkling his way to the Czech Republic. He met her home to Ireland to be with him. Irglova and Hansard, under the name comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
person? Maybe not so much confused don’t feel the same catch up with them ing on your thoughts and share them.
Horoscopes as off-center. You seem to be focused
entirely on one or two aspects of your
life, while neglecting the rest. It can be
Libra (9/23-10/22): Conﬂicts with author-
ity are a real possibility, so be smooth
This goes for any ideas you may have
in regards to a romantic partner. Take
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by Morgan Hammett daunting to try to center yourself alone around the higher-ups. Of course you tents inside of your head, enjoy listening
so try a new approach. Harmonize your have a gift for seeing things from to what other people have to say too.
Pisces (2/19-3/20): Guidance in all at you, so just sit back and ride the body and your mind will follow suit. multiple perspectives, so this problem Capricorn (12/22-1/19): Get as much
matters will help you remain focused. wave. It could be interesting or stressful Power stretch Wednesday and Friday is short-lived. You really get along with work as you can done early, because
Everyone gets off track every now and depending on how you spin it. Abide evenings at the gym are looking really everyone this week. It makes you feel there are likely to be mishaps later in
then, so don’t fret. It would be smart by your schedule but throw in a thing good for you. good about yourself, but so does doing the week. Besides, it’ll feel good to ﬁn-
to start seeking answers now, putting or two that’s different. There should be Leo (7/23-8/22): If you’re feeling unap- good things for other people. Feel ish ﬁrst, all the more time to yourself. If
them off will only cause you stress later many things that come up, so put on a preciated it’s not that people don’t care, even more appreciated by doing some there is any extra time in your schedule,
on. After consulting friends, partners, smile and go for it. In the midst of all it’s that you’re demanding too much. volunteer work. treat yourself to something nice. Go
parents or whoever, be ready to connect the hustle and bustle you will naturally People like mystery because they get to Scorpio (10/23-11/21): You’ve never out to eat or just stay in and relax. It’ll
with them later in the week. They help grow closer to the ones you care about. discover things on their own, without been a simple person, but this week boost your self-conﬁdence even more
you see clearly, you help them have a Make the most of it! being told. Let people ﬁgure you out expect the complexity to be record this weekend. Don’t dampen your good
good time. Gemini (5/21-6/21): There might be a instead of constantly making yourself high. You make about as much sense to mood by keeping bad feelings bottled
Aries (3/21-4/19): Trying to control what day or two that throw you off at the known to everyone. This weekend everyone else as molecular theory does up.
everyone else is doing shows a lack of beginning of the week, but it only gets everything seems to go your way, but to non-chemistry majors. Your moods, Aquarius (1/20-2/18): We’d all rather
trust on your part. Turn that desire for better. Your natural inquisition is back, beware of superﬁcial people or scams. emotions, and actions are all over the not go to class and do homework, but
control inwards and work on improving so if you’re learning something that in- Virgo (8/23-9/22): For you the energy place. However this is not to say there sometimes you have to just suck it up
your own life. People will be there for terests you, or trying to ﬁgure someone from the weekend stays strong until aren’t great opportunities in the mix. and do it. You’re here doing the same
you and show they care in the most out, dive right in. You’ve had so much Tuesday. Opportunities are abound Your intuition is strong, but you’ll need things as everyone else, so there’s not
unexpected ways. Give them time. You going on lately you might not have had but don’t rush anything. Romantically something more to pull you through any reason to complain. Once all the
go through waves this week of feeling time to focus much on yourself. Change speaking, take it slow and learn to the week. technical stuff is out of the way, let
asocial and wanting to be around oth- is favored now, so go get that haircut, appreciate the beauty and qualities of Sagittarius (11/22-12/21): There’s been loose! You’ve got fresh new ideas, and
ers. Dedicate some time to you before or go buy that outﬁt you’ve had your others over time. You will feel so much a lot on your mind recently, and this people are intrigued by you, so don’t
the weekend, when you’ll want to be eye on. more liberated if you let go a little and is your week to let it out. You have a be afraid to share your thoughts. Be
with your friends. Cancer (6/22-7/22): Have you ever stop trying to perfect everyone. You are knack for knowing just how to say what prepared for a surprise of some sort this
Taurus (4/20-5/20): Life is hurling itself thought that you are a confused positive throughout the week, if others it is that’s on your mind. So stop dwell- weekend.
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1. Genus of goats 25. Stone pillar 52. General Agreement on Tariffs and
6. Body powder 26. Cask Trade
10. Requests 29. Anagram of "Mire" 53. People with fair hair
14. Zodiac sign of the Ram 30. Largest continent 54. Aversion
15. Margarine 31. A maximum or minimum 58. Overthrow
16. Desire 37. Savor 59. Cited from the same place
17. Half native and half French Canadian 39. Mesh 61. Communion table
18. Arithmetic 40. A type of marsh plant 62. Swerve
19. Small insect 41. Unable to respond 63. An aromatic ointment
20. Grazing lands 44. Traditional knowledge 64. Erodes
22. Insightfulness 45. Level 65. Nature of being
24. Goddess of discord (Greek mythol- 46. Canvassed 66. A color between black and white
ogy) 48. Side-by-side 67. Until now (2 words)
1. Pitch tents 21. Streamlet 42. Snakes vocalizing
2. District 23. Anagram of "Acres" 43. Resorts
3. Holes 25. Leaves out 47. Capital of Canada
4. State again 26. Nocturnal mouselike mammals 48. In a higher place
5. Make certain of 27. As Soon As Possible 49. Style of music
6. Books 28. Go up 50. Thorny ﬂowers
7. "Oh my!" 29. Chieftain 51. French for "Between"
8. Permit 32. Cove 52. Silly
9. Live together 33. Gossipers 54. Nearly hopeless
10. Horrible 34. Object of worship 55. Stick around
11. Ragout 35. Monster 56. Vetch
12. Leg joints 36. Require 57. Anagram of "Rest"
13. Smelled 38. Anagram of "Cadet" 60. Tavern
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IN10 2008, an annual festival and playwriting competition at UMBC
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See four exciting new plays, all in one
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competition—action-driven dramas spotlighting roles for young
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Tina Howe and Naomi Wallace.
A Duet for Water by Naomi Wallace
Milk & Water by Tina Howe
The Rudy by Francesca Saunders
Markers by Shirley King
Artistic Director: Susan McCully
Directors: Alan Kreizenbeck, Susan McCully, Xerxes Mehta, Lynn Watson
Wednesday, March 5, 8 p.m. (preview)
Thursday, March 6, 4 p.m. (free for the UMBC community)
Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. (opening night)
Saturday, March 8, 8 p.m. (talkback following the performance)
Sunday, March 9, 4 p.m.
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Women’s basketball falls to 03.04
THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
potent Vermont offense Softball vs. George Washington at 1:00 p.m. (double header)
Baseball vs. Delaware (Away) at 2:30 p.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. George Mason at 2:30 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins (Away) at 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Vermont at 3:00 p.m.
03.05 WED N ESDAY
Women’s Basketball vs. Boston University at 7:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Navy (Away) at 2:00 p.m.
03.06 TH U RSDAY
Women’s Tennis vs. George Mason at 2:30 p.m.
03.07 FR IDAY
Softball vs. Central Connecticut State at 1:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Brown at 3:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Manhattan at 5:00 p.m.
Track & Field at IC4A/ECAC Championships
03.08 SATU R DAY
Men’s Basketball at America East Quarterﬁnals 12:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Hartford at 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Yale at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Old Dominion (Away) at 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Canisius at 12:35 p.m.
Softball vs. Delaware State at 2:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Manhattan at 3:30 p.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Maryland (Away) at 5:00 p.m.
Track & Field at IC4A/ECAC Championships
03.09 SU N DAY
Softball at UMBC Dawg Pound Tournament
Baseball vs. Manhattan at 1:00 p.m.
of some of our size,” Stern said. “Some- In the second half Vermont opened
times it did work out and other times it the ﬂood gates. The Catamounts scored
FILE PHOTO—TRW didn’t.” every time they touched the ball in the
> Carlee Cassidy scored 12 points against the Catamounts, falling to second in the AEC in scoring. At the 10:36 mark, the home fans saw ﬁrst 3:30 of the half while UMBC went
something that they thought they would on a scoring drought. These two events
Donald Daniels long road schedule,” said senior Kristin looked strong and aggressive on both never see this season: three seniors on amounted to a 10-0 run and a 16-point
STAFF WRITER Drabyn. sides of the ﬂoor. The early-going was the ﬂoor. With the injury to senior Mor- lead for Vermont.
Though they had gone through a led by sophomore Chantay Frazier, who gan Hatten, and senior Amanda Robin- Robinson ﬁnally got the Retrievers
The women’s basketball team opened tough road schedule, Vermont was also pick-pocketed the ball from Pilypaitis son giving birth late last year to a son, back on the board, hoisting up a three,
the month of March hosting the Vermont riding a six-game winning streak into and scored to give UMBC an early lead. not a lot people thought having the two but the damage had been done. From
Catamounts. The contest took place one the game against UMBC. The Retriev- Vermont sophomore May Kotsopoulos on the court at the same time would be then on, Vermont kept UMBC down
week after a match-up against New ers would have to deal with a very po- quickly answered, tying the score. possible. by double-digits, until the 7:22 mark,
Hampshire on the road. The Retrievers tent Catamount offense, second in the For much of the ﬁrst half UMBC and “They really know our plays and they when Cassidy converted on both her
handled the Wildcats easily, dominat- conference in scoring with 68.6 points Vermont played see-saw with the lead, really have an understanding of what we free throws to bring the Catamount lead
ing most of the game and coasting to a per game, and attack led by Courtnay going through ﬁve ties and three lead are trying to do,” said Stern. down to nine and into single digits for
16-point victory. Pilypaitis, fresh off being named Amer- changes. Coach Phil Stern shufﬂed his After a Drabyn three to tie up the the ﬁrst time in the second half.
With that win and a couple of days of ica East Conference Player of the Week. lineup throughout the night and every game, 20-20, Vermont went a six-point The Catamount offense delivered
extra rest, the Retrievers had high spirits Pilypaitis is second only to UMBC’s Car- player on the team saw signiﬁcant play- run to close out the half. Scoring stand hefty blows to UMBC’s hopes of coming
going into the game against Vermont. lee Cassidy in points score per game this ing time. outs on both teams got off to slow starts back, however, hitting big three-point
“We wanted to capitalize on the win season. “I was looking to try some different in the ﬁrst half as Cassidy had only three > see LOSS 
and the fact that Vermont had been on a In the opening minutes the Retrievers lineups, especially trying take advantage points and Pillpaitis ﬁve.
tuathlete : ali levendusky
F ea Joe Palmer
The senior has been scoring for
With six goals against Bingham-
ton, she moved over 100 goals
RBIs and 2 runs scored in a victory
over Army), and Jeremy Blevins
SENIOR STAFF WRITER the Retrievers since her freshmen for her career at UMBC. If able to (20 saves in win over 16th ranked
season in 2005. During that season maintain her current torrid pace, Denver).
UMBC women’s lacrosse trav- she played in 14 games, scoring 17 Levendusky will score 68 goals this
eled to Binghamton to start confer- goals. Her sophomore season she season. Up Next: Vermont at UMBC
ence play last Friday. The Retriev- was selected to the America East The Retrievers will need Leven- Stadium March 4 at 3 p.m.
ers took an early lead in the game, All-Conference team, as she led the dusky’s continued leadership – and
scoring 10 goals on 21 shots in the Retrievers with 41 goals and 13 as- scoring – to improve as a team and
ﬁrst period. Ali Levendusky led sists for a total of 54 points. pick up more wins in the young Joe Palmer is a Senior Staff
to Retrievers with six goals on the Last year, she scored 28 goals season. Writer for The Retriever Weekly
day, tying her career high. In just with 10 assists and was named to and can be reached for comment
four games this year, Levendusky the second team America East All- Honorable Mention: Will at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sports Attire: Women’s lacrosse earns first two
Covering UMBC’s Jocks
Doping scandal rocks UMBC cheerleading
victories as offense comes alive
Donald Daniels which was followed up by another have guaranteed overtime. Elizabeth
Dan Sager of his sport, were characterized by STAFF WRITER one from Levendusky to make it a Weber was denied by Sweeney, how-
STAFF SATIRIST famed Spartan Cheerleader Arianna two-score Retriever advantage. ever, who made her ﬁnal save of the
wagging her giant en-foamed pointer Then as the ﬁrst half came to an game to seal the Retrievers’ ﬁrst vic-
BALTIMORE– The world of col- ﬁnger at ofﬁcials and falsely swearing, The UMBC women’s lacrosse team end, Loyola began to maneuver their tory over Loyola since 1974.
legiate cheerleading was shocked “I have never used steroids. Period. I is back on the winning track, winning way around the UMBC defense and “It was a very important victory for
this past week following the release don’t know how to say it any more their second straight game of the sea- turn possessions into points. The us tonight,” coach Courtney Connor
of a report by Congress, which al- clearly than that.” son against Binghamton 15-8. teams went into the half knotted up said. “We have played this team very
leges that multiple members of the Pundits suggest that the recent al- The win followed their ﬁrst of the in a 6-6 tie. well, but have come up a little short
UMBC cheerleading squad utilized legations are an appropriate climax to young season, as the Retrievers took In the second half, UMBC grabbed [in the past]. But tonight we were able
performance-enhancing substances an overall era of declining morals in down the Loyola Greyhounds in a an early one-point advantage off of an to come out on top.”
during the 2006-07 season. the cheerleading community. The suc- dramatic 11-10 contest under the Abbey Swift goal as the seniors’ ﬁrst UMBC, which has been suffering
“It is a sad day indeed for the cess of the UMBC basketball program lights of UMBC Stadium. goal of the night put UMBC up 7-6. from lack of offensive production,
normally rapturous ‘sport’ of cheer- brought on new pressures to perform Loyola, who had owned the all- Loyola would force another tie off of a ﬁnally got some much-needed help
leading,” declared UMBC cheerlead- at a higher level, forcing cheerleaders time series against UMBC, jumped out Retriever turnover, but UMBC recov- as ﬁve different players deposited the
ing coordinator Dustin Eby, while to cut corners everywhere from per- to an early 2-0 lead; the Greyhounds ered with a goal of their own. ball in the back of the Greyhounds’
utilizing ﬁnger quotation marks at forming engaging cheers, to the ﬁrst looked as though they were shot out The largest lead that the Retrievers net.
an emergency press conference last syllable of the school mascot’s breed of a canon. Then, the Retrievers set- had was two goals. Toward the end “We had a very well-rounded at-
Wednesday. “We as an organization during the chant, “LET’S GO (re) tled down and began to make plays of the game UMBC seemed content tack, both offensively and defensively,
are still sifting through the details, TRIEVERS”. of their own. Off of a ground ball pick on playing keep-away with the Grey- and Susie [Sweeney] played amazing,”
attempting to determine which, if Uber-sports journalist Alexander up, senior Ali Levendusky took pos- hounds, holding a 10-8 advantage Dorr said after the win. “She worked
any speciﬁc cheerleader, is atop this Pyles, however, conceded through session and scored the ﬁrst goal of the over their cross-town rivals. very hard to get her start tonight as
pyramid of lies.” his publication Hitting the Cycle, that game with 24:46 left in the ﬁrst. Loyola began to go on a run as they goalie.”
Danielle Adams, one of the athletes the media should shoulder some of Only 1:18 later, the score was all took UMBC turnovers and turned When asked about her ﬁrst start of
named in the report, already issued the blame for the lack of accountabil- even as senior Kara Dorr –- who had them into points, and they forced the the season, in which she ﬁnished with
a statement admitting use of human ity in the current Cheer-culture. her consecutive goal streak snapped ﬁfth tie of the game. The Retrievers 15 saves, Sweeney said, “Everything
growth hormone on two occasions “We should have suspected some- against Vanderbilt – tied the score at were not to be outmatched. Leven- was made easy for me tonight. The
during the rehabilitation process thing during those years of inﬂated two. dusky was fouled shortly afterward defense played great in front of me,
from an elbow injury. numbers. Girls were ﬂying twenty, The bench got involved afterward, and given a free position shot. The and they never back down.”
“I used HGH in an effort to heal sometimes eighty feet in the air,” Pyles as freshman Amanda Pappas scored senior took her attempt and made “We were really psyched through-
faster to return to my pom-poms said. “Looking back on that time, the her ﬁrst career goal to break the tie. the most of it when she found the out the whole game and we were
and my squad,” the senior admitted. period we fringe sports writers refer UMBC scored three times in just over ﬁve hole, even though Loyola’s goal expecting to play for the whole sixty
“Months of training spent throw- to as the ‘Long-fall Era,’ we should two minutes. Just as quickly as the keeper, Megan Steffe, got a piece of minutes and we just kept pushing,”
ing girls in the air had just worn me have spoken up. But the claps were Retrievers took the lead, however, the shot at the 5:17 mark. said Dorr, whose three goals were a
down. It was either get Tommy John louder, the (spread) eagles more ma- Loyola took it away, answering with Once again, both teams tight- shot in the arm for the ailing UMBC
(surgery) or get juiced … I accept re- jestic, the crowds nearly responsive, a goal of their own to even the score, ened up their defense to ﬁnish out offense.
sponsibility for those two days.” it was a new golden age of cheerlead- 3-3. the ﬁnal minutes of the game. The Next for UMBC is another Tuesday
The use of banned substances in ing, now tainted. The once hallowed After that, both of the defenses be- Greyhounds dug deep and forced night game, under the lights, as they
collegiate cheerleading competitions records, hollowed by silence… that gan to settle in as goals became hard to UMBC into two turnovers as Loyola host Vermont on March 4.
has gained national attention over phrase, by the way, is trademarked, come by. Junior Susie Sweeney, who remained on UMBC’s side of the ﬁeld.
the previous months, culminating in not to be used without written per- made her ﬁrst start in goal, turned Then, with seven seconds left, a foul Donald Daniels is a Staff Writer
a media circus in front of the other- mission of Alex Pyles, Inc.” away multiple Greyhounds who were by Dorr gave the Greyhounds a free for The Retriever Weekly and can
wise unoccupied United States Con- looking to break the tie, allowing the position shot and a chance to tie the be reached for comment at
gress. The week-long proceedings, Dan Sager is a Sports Satirist for tie to be broken by another Dorr goal, game for the sixth time; a score would email@example.com.
resulting from World Cheerleading The Retriever Weekly. The preceding
Association founder Mark French’s
directive to Congress to be aggressive,
story and all attributed quotes
are purely ﬁctional. Beef? Contact
Softball splits another weekend
B-E-aggressive in their crackdown Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
classic, fall to 2-6
Vermont wins, 71-68 Ashley Benitez ing pitcher Ashley Gray. UMBC was when Shepherd nailed a three run
> from LOSS  EDITORIAL STAFF only able to gain one more run in home run into left field, bringing in
shots to kill the Retrievers’ run. Robin- them.” the bottom of the inning. second baseman Jessica Vetock and
son attempted to will the team to victory, Though it wasn’t in a winning effort, The UMBC softball team ended up Neither team scored after the third Shirk.
turning it on at the six minute mark fans were treated to the Robinson sisters 1-3 for the week, going 2-6 overall inning nor did any player had more The Colonials scored all four of
with a six-point run and cutting the lead – Amanda and younger sibling Chrissy – to start the season. After dropping than one hit in the game as seven their runs in the bottom of the third
down to eight, but Vermont answered playing on the same court together. a tough doubleheader loss at Mary- different batters for each team ac- when center fielder Chrysanthi
with another three to keep the Retrievers When asked about what it meant to land on Tuesday, the Retrievers split counted for the game’s 14 hits. Gray Halkiotis smashed a grand slam to
at bay. play with her younger sibling, Amanda a pair of games this past Sunday at took the her fourth loss of the season right field. UMBC followed up with
From that point the closest UMBC said: “I thought going into this year me the George Washington Colonial against the Golden Griffins allowing single runs in the last two innings.
got to Vermont was with 1:30 left in the and her playing together would not have Classic. UMBC first lost to Canisius five runs on seven hits in three in- The game ended early because of
game, when Drabyn’s three-point ﬁeld been possible given what had happened 5-2 before beating the hosting team nings. Freshman pitcher Stephanie nightfall and limited lighting on
goal trimmed the lead down to four. Then early, but now that I have come back it George Washington 9-4. Army was Weigman and junior Krista Kearns the field. Fefel picked up her first
Pilypaitis closed out the game when she has been great to play with her on the dropped from the tournament due went in for relief, splitting the re- win of the season allowing all four
needed to, as she ﬁnished the night with court.” to schedule changes for field condi- maining innings for a combined ef- runs on six hits with two walks and
29 and a 71-62 Vermont win. With this game over, the collective at- tions on Saturday. fort of four hitless innings and three five strike outs. The sophomore also
The loss puts UMBC nine games tention of the Retrievers turns to Boston The Retrievers jumped out with walks. went 3-for-3 with a run at bat while
under .500 and makes them 5-9 in the as the Terriers make their way down to an early lead of 1-0 against Cani- Against George Washington, the Shirk went 3-for-4 with an RBI and
conference. In the loss, UMBC had four RAC Arena on Wednesday night. sius. Senior catcher Kali Shirk led Retrievers took a fresh start and a two runs. Shepherd went 2-for-4
players – Drabyn, Cassidy, Robinson, “It’s really good to be playing in front the off with a walk, stole second, 7-0 lead after two innings. Shirk led with a home run and two RBI.
and freshman Meghan Collebella – who of our home crowd,” Colabella said. “It and was brought in by a sacrifice fly off the game with and infield single UMBC returns home to the Softball
went over double-digits in scoring. In really helps us out when they are here.” sophomore first basemen Amanda and stole second yet again. Senior stadium as they host the Colonials
the stat book the teams were fairly even, After UMBC plays Boston, the Retriev- Fefel. However in the top of the shortstop Dana Shepherd brought again in a double header at 1:00 pm
but Vermont seemed to make the right ers will ﬁnish out the regular season with third, the Golden Griffins took con- in Shirk for a run on a base hit. today before gearing up for the an-
plays at the right time to keep UMBC at Senior Day at home against Hartford, trol of the lead by scoring five big After Fefel’s single, Jessica Culotta nual Dawg Pound Tournament this
a distance all night long. who holds the best record in the AEC. runs. A two run single by first base- doubled brought Shepherd while coming weekend.
“Vermont is a great team and you re- man Cameron Norton chipped away the remaining Retriever’s on base
ally have to play a ﬂawless game in or- Donald Daniels is a Staff Writer for The the Retriever’s lead at 2-1. Shortstop were brought in on a sacrifice fly Ashley Benitez is the Assistant
der to beat them,” Drabyn said. “If you Retriever Weekly and can be reached for Ashley Bonetto and catcher Michelle by sophomore third baseman Em- Sports Editor for The Retriever
don’t take advantage of the opportuni- comment at email@example.com. Fridey were able to knock out back- ily Thompson. The very next inning Weekly and can be reached for com-
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amerIca east statistics
S TA N D I N G S L E AG U E L E A D E R S
Team G Avg/G
Marqus Blakely Vermont 27 19.4
Men's Basketball Corey Lowe Boston 24 18.5
Mike Trimboli Vermont 29 18
AMERICA EAST OVERALL
Ray Barbosa UMBC 29 16.8
SCHOOL W L W L Joe Zeglinski Hartford 31 16
UMBC 12 3 21 8 Brian Lillis Albany 29 15.8
Brian Hodges UMBC 24 15
Albany 10 6 15 14 Darryl Proctor UMBC 29 14.7
Hartford 10 6 16 15 Tyrece Gibbs N. Hampshire 28 14.5
Vermont 9 7 15 14 Lazar Trifunovic Binghamton 27 14.1
Binghamton 9 7 14 15
Boston University 9 7 13 16
New Hampshire 6 10 9 19 Assists
Maine 3 13 7 22 Team G Per game
Stony Brook 3 13 6 22 Jay Greene UMBC 29 7.21
Mike Trimboli Vermont 29 4.59
Mike Gordon Binghamton 29 3.86
J. Von Rosenberg Hartford 28 3.57
Michael Turner Hartford 31 3.48
Brian Lillis Albany 29 3.48
Corey Lowe Boston 24 3.42
Tyrece Gibbs N. Hampshire 28 3.11
Junior Bernal Maine 24 3.08
Nick Vier Vermont 28 3.04
STANDINGS L E AG U E L E A D E R S
Team G Avg/G
C. Pilypaitis Vermont 28 17
Carlee Cassidy UMBC 27 17
Danielle Hood Hartford 27 15.5
Women's Basketball Amy Rosenkrantz Vermont 28 13.3
Jesyka Burks-Wiley Boston 27 13.2
AMERICA EAST OVERALL
May Kotsopoulus Vermont 26 12.7
SCHOOL W L W L Laine Kurpniece Binghamton 27 12.4
Hartford 12 2 22 5 Kristin Drabyn UMBC 27 11.4
Ashley Cerniglia N. Hampshire 23 11.3
Vermont 12 3 21 7 Kristin Higy Albany 27 11.3
Boston University 9 5 16 11
Albany 9 5 11 16
Binghamton 9 5 11 16
UMBC 5 9 9 18
Team No. Per game
Maine 4 11 7 21 Christine Kinneary Boston 27 6.96
New Hampshire 3 11 6 20 C. Pilypaitis Vermont 28 5.64
Laura Sario Binghamton 27 3.33
Stony Brook 1 13 6 21
Lisa Etienne Hartford 27 3.15
Britney McGee Albany 27 3
Kris Younan Maine 28 2.96
Amy Simpson N. Hampshire 25 2.8
Michele Brokans UMBC 27 2.56
Sara Fenton Vermont 28 2.46
Morgan Hatten UMBC 23 2.3
Women’s tennis swats Albany, improves to 2-3 on season
ensuring the team victory, the doubles
Zak Bratcher competitions proved to be a formality.
SENIOR STAFF WRITER Nonetheless, the Retrievers took care of
business, winning all three match-ups
The UMBC women’s tennis team to earn the doubles point, as well. Cette
improved their record to 2-3 overall by and Chen paced the No. 1 doubles pair-
defeating the University at Albany by a ing to an 8-2 victory; Junior Cornelia
5-2 margin on Saturday evening. The Carapcea and freshman Emily Mannix
victory at home marked the Retrievers’ propelled the No. 2 doubles team to
ﬁrst conference win of the 2008 season. an 8-4 win; and Adewumi and Couto
Sophomore Alex Chen, senior Pasca- overtook their opponents 8-7 in the No.
line Cette, and junior Joy Adewumi all 3 doubles combination.
churned out victories in straight sets for Following a short break, the UMBC
UMBC in the No. 1, No. 3, and No. 5 women return to action on Thursday,
positions, respectively. Adewumi’s 6-1, March 6, to welcome George Mason to
6-2 win proved to be the most lopsided town. The matches begin at 2:30 p.m.
of the match. Conversely, Retriever
sophomore Barbara Couto’s come-from- Zak Bratcher is a Senior Staff
behind 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 triumph in the No. Writer and the Advertisements
6 slot was the only three-setter of the Manager for The Retriever Weekly
night. and can be reached for comment FILE PHOTO—TRW
With four points on the singles side at email@example.com. > Women’s tennis dominated Albany to improve their record to 2-3.
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Baseball’s youth Basketball
Notebook:Greene reaches 200 assists on season
rears head as team
drops series to Army
Corey Johns third, after Army tied the game in the top
STAFF WRITER half of the inning, when he knocked in
Joe Fowler after a double to deep center.
On a cold weekend the baseball team Two pitches later freshman short stop
dropped their season opening series Rich Conlon singled and both Delawter
against Army 2-1. and Retz scored, giving the Retrievers a
The team has 13 new comers, includ- 4-2 lead.
ing 10 freshmen, but has a good mix of Bach ended his day on the mound
youth and experience as seniors Will in the fourth when we caught the Black
Delawter, Joe Fowler, Mark Lemon, and Knight batter looking for his third strike-
Steve Russo accounted for over half of out of the day.
the teams runs in the three-game series. In the bottom half of the inning UMBC
The season opener did not go the again went on a tear, as for the third time
Retrievers’ way, but they played a solid in the game they had at least seven bat- LAUREN KASMIR — TRW
game as Dan Blewett pitched for six in- ters hit in an inning. The inning started > Jay Greene is a finalist in the fan’s choice America East Player of the Year Voting.
nings and only allowed two runs and with a Brainer walk and two batters later
had three strikeouts in the 4-3 loss to the Fowler doubled and moved Brainer to Corey Johns them, the Retrievers earned themselves he believes his team can play with any-
Black Knights. third. Following his double, Delawter STAFF WRITER the No. 1 seed in the tournament and body, and he looks at the game against
Fowler went 2-for-4 with a run in the stepped to the plate and delivered an RBI will host the title game should they ad- Ohio State, where Barbosa scored 32
fourth inning. Delawter also went 2-for-4 base hit. Greene Hits 200 Assist Mile vance that far. points and the team stuck with them
and had an RBI, as he brought in Fowler “That’s Will Delawter,” Jancuska said. Stone No matter what the team does in until the very end as proof of that fact.
with a double, and Lemon had a solid “He hits for a high average and scores the tournament, they are bound to Monroe has been a believer from
offensive and defensive day as he went runners.” In the ﬁnal game of the season, Jay participate in their ﬁrst tournament the beginning of the season. His pro-
1-for-3, and had a run and an RBI. Lem- Two innings later Delawter added Greene had nine assists and recorded postseason outside of the conference. spectus before the season was: “We got
on also accounted for three put-outs and another run to the scoreboard, this time his 200th dime of the season. Once they clinched the regular season three transfers, [Cavell] Johnson, [Dar-
has ﬁve assisted outs at third base. The coming around to score off a Conlon base Greene’s 200 assists during the regu- conference championship against New ryl] Proctor, and Barbosa, all of whom
other run came from junior catcher Tom hit. lar season puts him in the top-ﬁve in Hampshire, they guaranteed them- are great players and have a great will
Meaney when Lemon singled down the The only other Retriever run was the country, above the likes of Mary- selves a spot in the NIT (National Invi- to win.We got [Brian] Hodges back,
left ﬁeld line after he stole second base. scored in the next inning when Nolan’s land’s Greivis Vasquez and Ohio State’s tational Tournament). who showed already that he is a great
Delawter also closed out the game in the double scored Russo for his ﬁrst run of Jamar Butler. “It is a tremendous step for our pro- scorer and you can’t say enough about
ninth, striking out one. the season. He is tied for third in the nation gram, but our goal is to go to the Big his will to win, we have Greene back
“The pitchers threw well and we With freshman David Divita on the with 7.1 assists per game, only behind Dance,” Monroe said. who is very unselﬁsh and will ﬁnd
played really good defense,” said coach mound for his ﬁnal inning of work, and Davidson’s Jason Richardson and Tex- The team is the No. 1 scoring team guys to score but can also put a lot of
John Jancuska. “It’s a lot of guys’ ﬁrst time already with three strikeouts, UMBC got as-Pan American’s Paul Stoll. in the conference, and has been said to points on a team at the same time, and
here and I was pleased. We saw some into some trouble. Divita allowed only “I’m going to stop saying that be the best in that ﬁeld by the coaches [Justin] Fry, who is coming into his
good things but it was only our ﬁrst game two hits until an error in right ﬁeld al- Jay Greene is the straw that stirs the of Albany, Boston, and Maine. Since own and played very well last year, as
and we were only on the ﬁeld for two lowed the Black Knights to have a man drink,” coach Randy Monroe said. “I’m the beginning of the season, when well as all the other guys on the team,
days and then came out to play.” on, and then when the inning should going to start saying that he’s the key UMBC scored 81 points against St. Pe- Matt Spadafora, Tyler Massey, Uwem
The next day, Eddie Bach looked to have been over Army blasted a ball out that starts the car.” ter’s, Monroe has said: “That’s what this Eshietedoho, and a good freshman
have started back right where he left off of the park and scored two runs, both team is able to do, anybody can score class.”
last season after his injury. In four innings unearned. Divita showed he had a short Early expectations proved real- on this team.” The season has been without a doubt
he allowed only two runs and stuck out memory, however, as he struck out the ity Ray Barbosa has said time and time the Division I program’s best ever, and
three Black Knights, and received the win next batter for his fourth strikeout of the again that, “anybody can score on any perhaps the most surprising as well.
-- the ﬁrst of the season for UMBC. game. Now with the regular season given night.”
“Again, we pitched very well out Sent in to close out the game was Ryan wrapped up, the only thing on the The team has come a long way from Corey Johns is a Staff Writer
there,” said Jancuska. Morse who allowed one walk after retir- team’s mind is the America East Tour- being the ﬁfth-ranked team in the pre- for The Retriever Weekly and
UMBC got out to a quick 2-0 lead in ing the leadoff batter, but a 4-6-3 double nament. season polls to the No. 1 seed in the can be reached for comment at
the ﬁrst when second basemen Brian play ended the game, as UMBC won With a 21-8 regular season behind conference tournament. Monroe said firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brainer crossed home plate after a Delaw- 8-4.
ter double and center ﬁelder Wink Nolan The win was truly a team effort as
scored off a Shawn Retz RBI groundout. seven Retrievers had a hit and six scored
Retz helped the team out more in the > see BASEBALL  Countdown to...
Throughout the spring semester we will be doing a weekly countdown to the Beijing Olympics.
Each week, a different sport will be reviewed. Although these games seem a million miles from
UMBC, we will actually reveal how UMBC is connected to the greatest show on earth!
Recent reports have revealed that the United States Olympic Committee has been
busy planning the team’s preparations for the summer games. The committee has
announced that Team USA will not be eating the local Chinese food at this summers’
games, but instead 25,000 pounds of meat and other food will be shipped from Ameri-
ca to the training camp at Beijing Normal University.
The decision comes in response to a food safety check carried out on Chinese foods.
Dangerously high level of steroids were found in chickens and other food products.
“We had it tested and it was so full of steroids that we never could have given it
to athletes, they all would have tested positive for drugs!” Frank Puleo, an American
caterer, told the New York Times.
The USOC has been asking athletes which foods they would like to see on the menu
in Beijing. According to reports, Baltimoreans on the team, including swimmer Michael
Phelps, have requested Maryland crabs and crab cakes. Therefore, the local Chesa-
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION—TRW peake Bay may well be providing the nutritional requirements for the top American
> Sean Rae took the loss in the season opener. athletes in Beijing this summer.
30 SPORTS 03.04.08 The RetrIever Weekly
STAFF WRITER David Divita #31 – A red shirt fresh-
with a .281 batting average, 38 hits, and
a .944 ﬁelding percentage.
umbc sports wrap
man from Mayﬁeld High School, who UMBC ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES FAN BUS
was named to the Mizuno All-Ohio team Rick Conlon #22 – A freshman from TO BINGHAMTON
after a senior season with a 6-1 record, James Madison High School who helped
and 1.74 ERA in 61 innings with 65 lead the team to the No. 1 ranking in Vir- UMBC Athletics has announced that there
strikeouts. In four years he generated a ginia in 2006, according to USA Today.
will be buses going to the America East Con-
2.85 ERA and a 24-7 record. Two-time All District, and First Team All-
ference Tournament this weekend for men’s
Region and Second-Team All-State.
Sterling Sams #29 – A freshman who
basketball. The cost is only $12.00, fans will
helped James Madison High School to receive game tickets, a Retriever t-shirt and
the No. 22 ranking in the country by transportation to the game. The bus is set to
USA Today in 2006. A balanced pitcher return after the game and if UMBC wins on
and hitter. Saturday, there will be more buses heading
back up to Binghamton for Sunday’s game.
Will Delawter #32 – This senior will Depature time is expected to be early Sat-
be the ﬁrst-ever ofﬁcial closer for the urday morning since the Retrievers are set
team. In 2007 he recorded a 6.67 ERA to play at noon. Please sign up in Room 331
Head Coach: John Jancuska (above) in 58.0 innings pitched to go along with of the RAC. Packages will be sold on a first-
28 strikeouts and one save as well as a
come first-served basis.
Assistant Coach: Bob Mumma .365 batting average with six home runs
and 38 RBIs.
Assistant Coach: Joe Michalski
Sean Retz #17 – A transfer from Ca-
Dan Blewett #20 – In 2007 he record- tonsville Community College helped the Courtesy of umbcretrievers.com.
ed 29 strikeouts in 31.0 innings before team win the Maryland Junior College
sustaining a season-ending injury, receiv- Championships in 2007. He led CCBC Joe Fowler #11 (above) – A senior
ing a medical red shirt. Has a career 6.45 with 50 RBIs (12th in the country), six who was one of two players to start every
ERA and 66 strikeouts in 67.0 innings home runs (15th in the country), and game last season. Had a .271 batting av- Baseball loses season
pitched. was second at CCBC in batting average erage, 54 hits, and eight home runs to go
with .398. along with 21 stolen bases in 2007. Led
the team with 17 doubles and is eighth
opener to Army
all-time with 51 in his career. > from BASEBALL 
a run. Delawter led the team with a responded by pitching two shutout in-
Wink Nolan #4 – A transfer from 4-for-5 performance along with two RBIs nings.
University of Maryland who played in and two runs. Conlon went 2-for-3 with “Morse is a guy we knew was good but
74 games in two years. He posted a .254 three RBIs and two walks, Retz went we told him last year if he comes down
batting average and totaled 44 hits, four 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run, Nolan and pitches side-armed or submarine
doubles, three triples, 18 RBIs, and ﬁve went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run and a style he’d be better,” said Jancuska. “Now
stolen bases. walk, Brainer went 1-for-4 with two runs he’s pitched three shutout innings for us
and a walk, Fowler went 1-for-3, scored so far.”
Tom Meaney #9 – A junior who start- a run and was walked, and Russo went Nolan came in to pitch for the ﬁnal
ed 37 games last season, posting a .236 2-for-4 and scored once. inning and also did not allow a run. No-
batting average with 30 hits, 14 runs, ﬁve Less than 24 hours later the team con- lan also led the team in hits as he went
doubles, three home runs, 15 RBIs, and a cluded the three game series against the 2-for-4.
.979 ﬁelding percentage. Black Knights with a resounding thud, The only other hits came from Brainer,
Eddie Bach #12 (above) – In 2007 he losing 23-0. Fowler, Delawter, and catcher Jon Hart,
made three starts and had a 2.65 ERA, Steve Russo #5 – A senior who started “Our ﬁrst three pitchers all had basi- who came in for Meaney part way
lowest on the team, with 30 strikeouts in Brad Brainer #2 (above) – A transfer 42 games last season, Russo had the cally their ﬁrst college experience,” Jan- through the game.
17.0 innings pitched prior to suffering a from Chesapeake Junior College. He led fourth-best batting average, .275, slug- cuska said, “and it was a learning experi- Now 1-2, the baseball team will play
season-ending injury. Has a career 4.47 the Maryland JuCo Conference with 38 ging percentage, .438, on-base percent- ence.” games at Delaware on Tuesday and then
ERA and 83 strikeouts in 90.2 innings stolen bases on 40 attempts and was tied age, .438, and RBI total, 23. He was also The ﬁrst two pitchers were both fresh- go to Navy the next day. They then have
pitched after only two seasons. for sixth with ﬁve homeruns. Had the tied for third with 12 doubles, and led man, Austin Drewyer and Travis Pearson, a two-day break and will have a three
second-best batting average on his team the team with two triples. He also had and the third pitcher was a ﬁfth year se- game series against Manhattan over the
Austin Drewyer #26 – A red shirt with a .354 mark. three home runs and three stolen bases. nior, Mike Fitzpatrick, though he missed weekend.
freshman from River Hill High School three seasons due to injury, including last
who had a 2.64 ERA in 69 innings Mark Lemon #30 – A senior who is Corey Johns is a Staff Writer for The season. Corey Johns is a Staff Writer
pitched and a 7-4 record as a senior. Also eighth all-time with 16 career sacriﬁces, Retriever Weekly and can be reached for After the Black Knights scored 23 runs for The Retriever Weekly and
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HITTING the Cycle comes to UMBC
Lacrosse wins with defense, but offense must improve
Zak Bratcher promoted, or called up, to the UK team
offense until the weather warms Despite season-long concerns SENIOR STAFF WRITER to help the parent club compete – which
Alexander Pyles up and is able to find its rhythm, over depth, brought on by in- adheres to the more traditional MLB
EDITORIAL STAFF fans have to wonder where the juries, UMBC has managed to UMBC’s athletic community has an- “farm system” analogy.
bulk of the scoring will come finish the season on a strong nounced exciting news with a profes- Crystal Palace Baltimore is ﬁnancially
Things were starting to look a from this season. note, despite dropping the sea- sional twist; Crystal Palace Baltimore backed by the London club and by an
tad hairy for Don Zimmerman’s Alex Hopmann, moved to at- son finale 58-57 to Hartford, the will participate in their second season of investment group whose chairman is
lacrosse team. Luckily for the Re- tack this year after two previous second-place team in the AEC. competition at a new locale, UMBC Soc- Medd’s father, Randall.
trievers, Denver came to town. seasons as a midfielder, has al- Now, with an NIT berth al- cer Stadium.
Though the Pioneers came to ways had a flair for the dramatic ready locked up after being In their inaugural 2007 season, Bal- Back in Baltimore
UMBC Stadium ranked number and a nose for the goal. The ju- crowned regular season cham- timore’s only professional outdoor soc-
16 in the nation, UMBC’s Jeremy nior contributed one goal and pions, the Retrievers look to cer team played their home matches The Baltimore club competes in the
Blevins made stop after stop, two assists, but may still be ad- continue this season’s success at Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium in United Soccer Leagues Second Division
including nine saves in the final justing to his new role as one of in the conference tournament. Annapolis, Md. The shift to UMBC for (USL-2), a regional league comprised pri-
quarter as the Denver offense the primary scoring options on The tournament winner receives the 2008 campaign marks an important marily of 10 teams from the Mid-Atlantic
unleashed a 21-shot barrage in the squad. an automatic bid to the NCAA stage in the club’s quest for ﬁnding a per- States. Starting this year, Crystal Palace
the final stanza. Blevins’ 20 saves In the meantime, midfielder Tournament; a Retriever win manent home – namely, getting back to Baltimore is one of two teams located in
on the day was a career-high for Terry Kimener has been the rock would constitute the first-ever Baltimore while still maintaining a con- Maryland. The Real Maryland Monarchs,
the junior goalkeeper. of the offense while Hopmann men’s basketball NCAA berth in nection to their Anne Arundel County making their competitive debut in 2008,
Even after the 9-6 victory, adjusts and the younger attack school history. fan base. play just outside of Germantown, MD.
however, concerns abound for a finds its place. Chris Jones, a With students packing the RAC Crystal Palace Baltimore and UMBC The USL-2 is the third tier of the
Retriever team that enjoyed the sophomore, scored the first three Arena for the last month, fans publicized the news at a Feb. 12 press American Soccer Pyramid. The highest
finest season in school history goals of his career against the Pi- ought to continue to support the conference. UMBC President Freeman tier is Major League Soccer, followed by
in 2007, making it to the NCAA oneers, while fellow-sophomore team by traveling to Binghamton Hrabowski reﬂected the excitement the USL First Division and USL-2. Unlike
Tournament quarterfinals before Kyle Wimer added four points. to support the Retrievers. professional soccer will bring to the in the UK, there is no system for promo-
bowing out courtesy of Dela- Zimmerman teams tend to im- Students at other mid-major university and the city. Currently, a one- tion or relegation between MLS and the
ware. prove as the season progresses, schools dream about opportuni- year contract is in place with UMBC, but USL Divisions – that is, clubs who per-
With Zimmerman forced to re- and the youth of the team sug- ties like this but rarely see them Hrabowski harkened to a long and pro- form particularly well in a lower division
place his top-three scorers from gests it may take some time for become reality. As the number ductive partnership with the club. cannot move into a higher division the
last season, the team has strug- the squad to gel, so it is too early one seed in the America East Two Towson University soccer alumni, following season, and vice versa.
gled to find the goal so far in to panic. Tournament, two Retriever vic- founder Jim Cherneski and team Presi- Last year, in their ﬁrst season of compe-
2008, losing to the Blue Hens for Then again, with Johns Hop- tories over the weekend would dent Pete Medd of Crystal Palace Balti- tition, Crystal Palace Baltimore struggled
a second time in less than a year kins the next Retriever opponent bring the Championship Game more, concluded the press conference early, losing its ﬁrst four games by a com-
in the season opener, and then and one of the best goalies in back to Baltimore. with ﬂattering words for the city. bined score of 10-1. Showing resilience,
falling to Rutgers the following the nation in Jesse Schwartzman School history could be made “This is a great soccer town with a however, the team found its stride, losing
weekend. The offense managed minding the net for the Blue Jays, this weekend; for just $12 and a ton of tradition and history,” said Medd, only twice in their ﬁnal 16 contests. They
only seven goals against Dela- avoiding a 1-3 start will be quite four-hour bus ride, any student co-manager of the club with Cherneski. ﬁnished the 2007 campaign with a 9-6-5
ware, and was held to four scores a challenge for UMBC. on campus can be a part of it. “We’re thrilled to be bringing profession- record, earning a ﬁfth place spot in the
against the Scarlet Knights. I’ll be there. Will you? al, outdoor soccer back to Baltimore.” USL-2, narrowly missing a playoff berth.
Though beginning the season Onward, to Binghamton The club plans to sell tickets for $16 On a more philanthropic side, Crys-
in the top-20, the Retrievers’ Alexander Pyles is the Sports at UMBC Soccer Stadium, while children tal Palace Baltimore is active in the local
0-2 start dropped them from Of course, we cannot get Editor of The Retriever Weekly under six years old are awarded free ad- community, providing private instruc-
the standings. Though the win through a column without men- and can be reached for comment mission. Additionally, a Kid Zone will be tional team camps for youth squads, as
over Denver offers hope that the tioning the 22-8 Retriever bas- at email@example.com. set up to further entertain the youngsters well as offering free soccer clinics for
UMBC defense can bail out the ketball team. before and during the matches. Conces- more than 5,000 area children.
sions, including beer for those aged 21 In addition to their community in-
and over, will be available. volvement, Crystal Palace Baltimore has
Blevins records 20 saves, offense Gary Wohlstetter, senior associate ath-
letic director for UMBC, who served as a
founded a soccer academy, designed to
further identify and develop youth soccer
does enough to win first game primary broker of the stadium contract
with Crystal Palace Baltimore, could not
in the USA. The academy hosts Under 9
through Under 18 youth soccer teams
be reached for comment. as a way to expand the club’s recruiting
> from LACROSSE  continuing to grow in our program,” merman. network. Sponsored by Crystal Palace
said Zimmerman. “He also has great Jones scored his first three goals Getting Acquainted with London .C.
F in London, the academy provides
scored their first goal with two min- natural athletic ability.” as a Retriever in the game as well. ﬁrst-class training at a very low cost for
utes left in the first period. The fourth period did not go “He had a big day,” said Zimmer- In simplest terms, Crystal Palace Bal- players.
With 11 minutes left in the half, UMBC’s way, as they were outscored man. “He was playing well but got timore serves as a minor league club to
Denver got on the board again and 4-1, the loan goal being Jones’ third injured and he worked hard through their parent organization, Crystal Palace Anticipating the Season
cut UMBC’s lead in half, 4-2. But the of the day off Kimener’s career-high it and always has a positive attitude. Football Club, in London, England. The
Retrievers scored the final two goals fourth assist. His perseverance helped him and Baltimore club is the ﬁrst professional Crystal Palace Baltimore will settle into
in the half, as UMBC was man-up, Despite having to fend off the furi- you have to have that at this level.” soccer team in the USA with a direct link the recently renovated, 5,500-person ca-
and took advantage of the Pioneer ous Denver comeback in the fourth The Retrievers next will go on the to a professional English team. pacity UMBC Soccer Stadium for their
miscue. First, sophomore Chris period, which the Retrievers started road to build momentum as the take Founded in south London in 1905, season-opening contest against the Pitts-
Jones took advantage of a pass from up 8-2, UMBC got their first victory on reigning national champion and .C.,
Crystal Palace F a $100 million en- burgh Riverhounds on Friday, April 25,
Hopmann, and then at the very of the season 9-6. Three goals came the No. 1 team in the country, Johns tity, competes in the Coca-Cola Football at 7:30 p.m. The 2008 campaign consists
end of the half junior transfer Ryan off of man-up opportunities. Hopkins, on March 4 at 7 p.m. League Championship, the second level of 20 games, 10 of which will be played
Smith scored his first goal of the day “[Denver’s] defense had done a “Obviously Hopkins is very good of English soccer, just under the English at home, from April until August.
with an assist from sophomore Matt very good job on man-down goals and just dominated Princeton, who Premier League. With a ﬁve-year contract extension in
Latham. UMBC went into the half [all season] and we went out and always has a good team. We only Simon Jordan, the UK team’s chair- .C.
place from Crystal Palace F in London,
up 6-2. were effective in the man-up unit have one day of practice and we’re man, recognized the ability to promote a Medd looks forward to the concurrent
The second half started simi- and continued to work,” said Zim- just going to go out and play,” said global product and to tap into a growing, support from the UMBC and Baltimore
lar to the first half, as a minute in merman. Zimmerman, adding, “Which is under-appreciated market of American communities.
the Retrievers added another score In addition to Kimener, junior good this time of year.” soccer talent. As a result, he developed “Playing at UMBC will allow us to
when Wimener found Jones for his goal keeper Jeremy Blevins also en- UMBC concludes their week of Crystal Palace Baltimore. achieve our goal of providing world-class
second goal of the game. Then, with joyed a career-day. Blevins was kept play on Saturday at home against Players from the parent team may family entertainment,” Medd said. “We
four minutes left in the third period, busy all day in the crease and re- Yale. come to the United States during their couldn’t be more excited.”
Hopmann found Smith with a man corded a career high 20 saves. off-season for much-needed playing ex-
up advantage for his second score of “He had doubt and was asking perience, similar to Major League Base- Zak Bratcher is a Senior Staff Writer and
the day, his sixth of the season. what we were doing wrong, but Corey Johns is a Staff Writer ball players competing in Latin American the Advertisements Manager for The
“Ryan is a threat at the attack po- some big saves early helped his for The Retriever Weekly and baseball leagues in the winter to hone Retriever Weekly and can be reached for
sition, which we need. He’s new and [Blevins’] confidence as well as the can be reached for comment at their skills. Furthermore, particularly comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
starting to adapt to the system and is team scoring some goals,” said Zim- email@example.com. promising players in the USA may be
32 SPORTS 03.04.08 The RetrIever Weekly
Win streak snapped, but top-seeded basketball has
eyes on tourney
Corey Johns ball team,” said Maine coach Ted
STAFF WRITER Woodward in a post-game interview
with the media. “They can score, they
After extending their win streak can shoot, they can handle the ball,
to nine games earlier in the week at and you have to cover all five guys.
Maine, a one-point loss to Hartford They forced us to play catch-up and
concluded UMBC’s history-making you don’t want to do that against a
regular season. great offensive team in UMBC.”
The teams’ 21-8 regular season re- The team’s regular season, how-
cord is good enough for the Retriev- ever, ended with a thud in the loss
ers’ best record ever in their 22-year to Hartford. UMBC only held a lead
Division I history. in the game twice, once being af-
Before losing to Hartford, the Re- ter the first score of the game, and
trievers defeated Maine to sweep the again with five minutes left in the
season series. UMBC had a 13-point first half after a Brian Hodges’ three.
first half lead with four minutes to Other than those two moments, the
play, but the Black Bears held the Hawks led the game until the end
Retrievers scoreless for the rest of and caused the Retrievers to play
the half and went into the locker catch-up.
room tied, 32-32. In the final five seconds, Proctor
The second half had a much dif- hit a lay-up to cut the lead to one
ferent ending than the first. UMBC point and then Hartford turned the
held a double-digit lead from the ball over immediately, giving UMBC
12:41 mark to the end, at one point a prayer, but a three-point attempt
lead by 23 in the 85-68 victory. by Barbosa didn’t hit and the Re-
Ray Barbosa led the team with trievers’ nine-game winning streak
31 points to go along with five as- came to an end with a 58-57 loss.
sists and five rebounds. Proctor was Johnson led the team with 24
second in scoring with 21 points points and 10 rebounds, and Proc- > Brian Hodges will have to regain his mid-season form for the Retrievers to last deep into the AEC
and six rebounds, Johnson had a tor had another double-double, his Tournament.
double-double with 14 points and twelfth of the season, with 14 points
ten rebounds, and Greene also had and 13 rebounds. He also had three Though the regular season has No. 1 overall seed, and will face the in this edition.
a double-double with 11 points and steals to go along with Johnson’s concluded, work is far from done for winner of the play-in game between
14 assist. Also scoring was Matt two. Also scoring were Hodges with UMBC. The Retrievers are now pre- Stony Brook and Maine. Corey Johns is a Staff Writer
Spadafora with five points and Brian nine points, Barbosa with eight and paring for the America East Tourna- Due to UMBC’s travel schedule, for The Retriever Weekly and
Hodges with three. seven rebounds, and Greene with ment, which takes place next week- comment from coach Randy Monroe can be reached for comment at
“[UMBC is] a tremendous basket- two and nine assists. end in Binghamton. UMBC is the and his team could not be included firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career days by Kimener and Blevins give lacrosse first win
Corey Johns ter the goal, as they scored again just
STAFF WRITER three minutes later when a Kimener
to Alex Hopman pass went past the
After an 0-2 start to the season, goalie’s stick. This was followed by
UMBC took out the No. 16 team in another score three minutes later
the nation, Denver, in the Retriever when Kimener found Wimer for his
home opener for their first win of second goal of the game.
the season. UMBC’s final goal of the first quar-
“Wins are going to give confidence ter came a minute later when Wimer
to the team,” said coach Don Zim- found Kimener for a score. The Re-
merman. “It gives our guys some- trievers were up 4-0, and Kimener
thing to work for now that they get had already tied his career-high in
positive results after working hard.” assists, three, in the first period.
Just over a minute into the game, “We needed [Kimener] to step up
UMBC scored their first goal when and he did,” said Zimmerman. “He
sophomore Kyle Wimer took a pass found himself in a different position
from senior Terry Kimener for a and it indicated he’s doing well.”
score and the Retrievers’ first lead in Their shutout would only last
a game this season. another four minutes, when Denver
The team did not settle down af- > see LACROSSE 
21 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO
25 BASEBALL DROPS SEASON-OPENING
SERIES TO ARMY
27 PROFESSIONAL SOCCER ARRIVES AT
> Alex Hopmann accounted for three points, recording two assists and scoring one goal.