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November 1, 2006 





» professor reflects 
on life of teaching 


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Opinion Page 8 
Features Page 9 

A&E Page 13 
Columns Page 15 
Sports Page 17 

Happy hauntings All 

For a photo spread on ~~ 
the Halloween dance, see Page 7. nick, a member of Green Up SMC, 

Photo by Meg Bookless 


Students propose 
plan to lower bus 
fare for students 

going downtown 



By Ashley Leavy 
Staff Writer 

The Chittenden County Trans- 
portation Authority provides more 
than 1.8 million rides for people in 
the Burlington area with rides each 
year. Its next plan of action could 
be to offer discounted bus travel to 
St. Michael’s College. 

Student Association President, 
Arly Scully is in full support of the 
program because “it’s good for the 
students, school and environment. 
It’s a win-win situation,” she said. 

The one thing St. Michael’s 
lacks is a shuttle that goes down- 
town, Scully said. After S.A. 
Secretary of Academics Michelle 
Kaiser approached Scully and S.A. 
Secretary of Student Life Tyler Ad- 
kins, they agreed to pursue the pos- 

sibility of the service. 
Witir Tie “propusca™ prvgrart, 

students would pay $1.25.foraround- 
trip to Burlington, Adkins said. 
Catching a ride could be as 
easy as swiping a Knight Card. 
Green Up SMC is also encour- 
aging the service. Senior Tara Host- 

See BUS, Page 6 

This chart breaks down the college’s operating expenses for 

how me the Money Tuition by the numbers 

By Abby Robitaille 
Staff Writer 

This year, full-time tuition at 
St. Michael’s costs $28,280. Add 
room, board and miscellaneous 
fees and that price tag jumps to 
$35,505. So where exactly does a 
student’s tuition money go? 

“It’s a great question, but a 
difficult one to answer,” said Neal 
Robinson, vice president of finance 
at St. Michael’s. There are no sim- 
ple statistics that show, dollar for 
dollar, how a single student’s mon- 
ey is distributed, Robinson said. 

In 2005, operating expenses, 
which totaled $59,057,455, were 
broken up into eight categories. 
Salaries and benefits for St. Mi- 
chael’s faculty and staff, constitute 
58 percent of operating expenses. 

“I think it’s going to a good 
cause,” junior Jen Hushaw said. 
“We have a pretty quality faculty.” 

See TUITION, Page 11 

2005 by category. The college generated $59,061,749 from 
tuition and other income, after financial aid was distributed 

and spent $59,057,455. 
Travel expenses: Interest and een fees: Plant maintenance: 
$1,455,927 (2%) $1,811,313 (3 %) $3,833,964 (6%) 
Library acquisitions items purchased for 
(books, subscriptions): resale (bookstore): 
$482,153 (1 %) $ 4,636,962 (8 %) 

was purchased: 

Depreciation of what 
$5,024,020 (9 %) 

: Salaries and benefits: 
$34,140,214 (58 %) 


Supplies and expenses (office supplies, 

Graphic by Nick Martin 
Statistics from the Office of the Vice President for Finance. software leases): $7,672,902 (13 %) 

The Defender ¢ Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 

Tuesday, Oct. 24 

12:15 a.m. Suspicious person, Linnehan Hall 
12:37 a.m. Odor complaint, Hamel Hall 

8:27 a.m. Towed vehicle, Ryan Hall lot 

8:50 a.m. Suspicious person, TH 200 

10:56 a.m. Fire, McCarthy Arts Center 

11:59 a.m, Larceny/theft, Main campus 
10:31 a.m. Drug violation, Purtill Hall 

Wednesday, Oct. 25 

1:02 a.m. Larceny/theft, Purtill Hall 

Thursday, Oct. 26 

10:00 a.m. Suspicious person, Library 

7:44 p.m. Medical assistance, Tarrant Center 
9:48 p.m. Suspicious person, South campus 
10:28 p.m. Noise complaint, TH 200 


Saturday, Oct. 28 


11:03 p.m. Police assistance, Purtill Hall 
11:32 p.m. Drunkenness, Purtill Hall 

Friday, Oct. 27 

12:30.a.m. Alcohol violation, Bergeron 
12:38 a.m. Suspicious person, TH 300 
12:39 a.m. Noise complaint, Canterbury Hall 
1:04 a.m. Alcohol violation, TH 200 

1:06 a.m. Alcohol violation, Cashman Hall 
1:35 a.m. Suspicious person, South campus 
10:46 a.m. Vandalism, TH 300 

8:13 p.m. Power outage, Alumni Hall 

9:28 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm, Alumni Hall 
10:02 p.m. Power outage, Hamel Hall 

10:02 p.m. Alcohol violation, Founders Hall 

11:32 p.m. Disorderly conduct, North campus 
11:58 p.m. Alcohol violation, Tarrant Center 

Excerpts from Oct. 24 to Oct. 29 Security reports, 
courtesy of St. Michael’s College Office of Safety and Security 

Sunday, Oct. 29 

12:20 a.m. Drunkenness, Tarrant Center 

12:23 a.m. Disorderly conduct, Tarrant Center 

1:09 a.m. Medical assistance, TH 300 

1:10 a.m. Drunkenness, Campus road 

1:10 a.m. Larceny/theft, TH 200 

1:10 a.m. Suspicious person, Campus road 

1:22 a.m. Medical assistance, Joyce Hall 
_ 1:34 a.m. 911 hang up, Library 

1:35 a.m. 911 hang up, Canterbury Hall 

1:35 a.m. Drunkenness, Tarrant Center 

1:38 a.m. Noise complaint, Alumni Hall 

1:52 a.m. 911 hang up, Ryan Hall 

2:01 a.m. Alcohol violation, Alumni Hall 

.2:12 a.m. Noise complaint, Ryan Hall 

6:13 a.m. Welfare check, Joyce Hall 

8:15 a.m. Trespass, TH 200 

2:40 p.m. Suspicious person, Hamel Hall 

9:58 p.m. Suspicious person, All campus 


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Officers are campus employees, not cops — 

Students’ backpacks won't be searched without reason, Soons says 

By Sheila Catanzarita 
Staff Writer 

Sophomore Matthew Gagnon recently 
had his backpack searched by Security. 

“On my birthday Security stopped me 
randomly because I had a backpack on,” Ga- 
gnon said. “They made me dump out my beer, 
but let my friends go.” 

Time, place and the context of the situa- 
tion are factors Security considers when de- 
ciding if it is appropriate to check a student’s 
backpack, Director of Security Pete Soons 

For Security to search a student’s cloth- 
ing, bag, vehicle or on-campus residence, of- 
ficers need the student’s consent or the dean’s 
authority to do so, said Mike Mannings, a Se- 
curity officer at St. Michael’s. 

If a student refuses the search, the offi- 
cers can confiscate the bag, or call the police, 
Mannings said. 

Security personnel are St. Michael’s Col- 
lege employees, not members of a contracted 
“outside” firm. Students are required to carry 
an ID and produce it when asked by Security, 
according to the student handbook. 

“In the context of a Saturday night, and 
a student’s backpack looks suspicious and 
heavy, then it is not unreasonable to question,” 
Pete Soons, director of Security, said. 

There has to be a “reason to take mea- 
sures,” Soons said. 

St. Michael’s is an educational institution 
and people should treat each other respec- 
tively and civilly, said Mike Samara, dean of 
students. | 

“On Friday. and 

Saturday nights, 

“In the context of a Satur- 
day night, and a student’s 
backpack looks suspicious 
and heavy, then it is not un- 
reasonable to question.” 

Pete Soons. 
Director of Security 

when alcohol abuse gets in the mix, bad de- 
cisions can be made,’ Samara said. “And 
people, peace loving at heart, can become ag- 

When there is a fight between students 
and students are at risk of getting hurt, Se- 
curity will make the judgment of how to stop 
that behavior, Samara said. 

Sophomore Brianna Murphy said she was 
in Alumni Hall one weekend night recently 
when she got into an argument with her boy- 
friend. They were approached by Security.and 
put in separate rooms, she said. She was asked 
questions, but without further explanation, 
she was escorted to her residence on North 
Campus, she said. 

Her boyfriend, however, was taken to Act 
1, and she had no idea where he was until the 
next morning, Murphy said. 

“T think it’s weird that he got in trouble 
and I didn’t,’ Murphy said. “We were in the 
same situation, but I was let go without a prob- 

Security asked sophomore Megan Sed- 

lak for her and her friends to leave the 300s 
field during an incident at the beginning of the 
year, Sedlak said. 

“After they told us, we started walk- 

ing out,” Sedlak said. “We saw more of our- 

friends on the way .out, and Security came 
up to us and told us not to go anywhere, and 
stopped us again.” 

Sedlak said Security assumed was on a 
sports team because she was in a group with 
other student athletes. Officers said the coach 
would not be happy about their confrontation, 
Sedlak said. ae ae) 

“T wasn’t drinking at all, and I’m not an 

athlete,” Sedlak said. “But they wouldn’t be-. 

lieve me.” 

Whether it is an alcohol related issue, a 
fight between students or anything that pro- 
vides a “reason to take measures,” Security 
wants to maintain a “safe campus,” Soons 

“St. Michael’s College requires all stu- 
dents to adhere to certain policies and regu- 
lations,” according to the Student Handbook. 

“These policies and regulations exist to assure — 

a setting wherein the educational purposes of 
the college may be achieved.” 

Anne Altieri, the fourth floor resident as- 
sistant in Alumni Hall, has authority, but uses 
her judgment for the most part, she said. 

“Security is not always here,” Altieri said. 
“They have the whole campus to worry about, 
so we take care of things they can’t always be 
here for.” 

Students respond to their R.A.s in a “less 
threatened” way than they do Security, Altieri 


On Page 2, the Security Log, was off by a day, starting with Sunday, 
Oct. 16, which should have read, Sunday, Oct. 15. 

On Page 7, in Rugby: Student turnout supports Auggie Fund, the 
cutline for the top photo misplaces Andrew Wrba as being on the left 

and John Driscoll as being on the right. The two are on opposite sides 

of the photo. 

On Pages 10 and 11, the last names of the writers of Facing reality: 
How thin is too thin? and Gubernational race highlights education, 
energy, were missing. The writers’ full names are Karin Krisher and 

Sebastian Contratti. 

Visit the o efender online, 

On Page 14, in NO LIES: | want truth, the cutline for the top photo re- 
fers to Garrett Duffy as the “Vocalist for Barefoot Truth,” when it should 
read, “Playing‘harmonica for Barefoot Truth.” 


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The Defender * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 ¢ Issue Number 6 3 ; 


Senior White House correspondent, Helen 
Thomas, speaks on accountability, Iraq war 


Vermont Woman organizes presentation from leading female representative at Sheraton Hotel 

By Kaitlin Couillard 
“Staff Writer 

Helen Thomas, a journalist 
with a history of hard-line ques- 
tioning, spoke at the Sheraton Ho- 
tel in Burlington on Sunday, Oct. 
29. She was sponsored by Ver- 
mont Woman, a local newspaper. 

Thomas spoke to a crowded 
reception room for her third pre- 
sentation in Burlington since 
1987. Attendees included poli- 
ticians Bernie Sanders, Peter 
Welch, Scudder Parker, former 
Vermont governor Madeleine 
Kunin and the University of Ver- 
mont’s president Daniel Fogel. 

Thomas, 86, is most known 
for her work as White House 
Press Correspondent since 1960, 
and United Press International 
(UPI) Bureau Chief from 1979- 

The crowd cheered in recog- 
nition of Thomas’ success as she 
entered the room. 

After her introduction, 
Thomas opened with a joke. 

“It’s always hard to hear your 
obituary,” she said. 

Although she continued to 

tell jokes, Thomas einphasized 

several serious points. 

She stressed her determina- 
tion as well as the need to hold 
elected officials accountable. 

Speaking on the current Bush 
administration, Thomas said she 
was outraged at journalists who 
were initially afraid to point out 
the flaws of war. 

“I do believe that after roll- 
ing and playing dead, the press is 
coming out of its coma,” Thomas 
said. She attributed the lack of ef- 
fective questioning to fear. 

“Never underestimate the 
power of fear,” she said. 

Her first job was making 
photo copies for the Washington 
Daily News, a newspaper that is 
now obsolete. She was a corre- 
spondent for UPI starting in 1943, 
three years before she graduated 
from Wayne University. Thomas 
resigned after Sun Myung Mood 
bought the UPI in 2000. 

During her journalistic ca- 
reer, Thomas has covered the ad- 
ministration of nine presidents, 
from John F. Kennedy to George 
W. Bush. 

She is currently a columnist 
for Hearst Newspaper in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Thomas has received 30 hon- 
orary degrees and is the recipient 
of several awards and recogni- 

Thomas spoke _ strongly 
against the Bush administration, 
and the war in Iraq. “This war 
is illegal and immoral,” Thomas 

She criticized torture, wire 
tapping, privatization of social se- 
curity and the stagnant minimum 
wage and asked, “Where are the 
voices of protest?” She later said, 
“T can’t explain why we've been 

“T don’t know why you 
have to be courageous 
to speak up. We have 
the first amendment 
after all.” 

Helen Thomas, 
Senior White House 


so gullible.” 

Thomas reflected on her 
memories covering the White 
House and highlighted the suc- 
cesses and downfalls of each 

She said the doors of politi- 
cal power need to be opened for 

Following the speech, Thom- 

as opened the floor for questions.” 

A member of the audience asked 
how Thomas had become coura- 

_ geous enough to ask the tough 


“T don’t know why you have 
to be courageous to speak up,” 
Thomas responded. “We have 
the first amendment after all.” 

They (reporters) don’t understand 
that presidents need to be chal- 

’ lenged.” 

When asked her opinion on 
the real reason President Bush de- 
cided to invade Iraq, Thomas said 
oil was a looming reason. 

“This business about spread- 
ing freedom and democracy— 
give me a break,” she said. 

Answering another audience 
member’s question concerning the 

* 2008 presidential election, Thom- 

as said, in her opinion, Hillary 
Clinton and John McCain have 
the vote and that Barack Obama 
does not because he is too young, 
inexperienced and cautious. 

“It’s about time we had a 
woman,” she said. 

Thomas highlighted the 
plight of women for equality. 
“We (women) have to overcome 
the discrepancy in pay,” Thomas 
said. “I think we ought to be in 
the constitution, definitely.” 

Sophomore Emelina Spinelli, 
a member of the Women’s Centef, 
attended the speech. Spinelli said 
she agreed women need to be 
equally recognized in the Consti- 

“] think that a lot of people, 
especially guys, think that gen- 
der equity is included in the 14m 
Amendment, but it’s not,’ Spi- 
nelli said. 

Thomas stressed the role of 
fear and its ability to inhibit ques- 
tioning, Spinelli said. 

“People should question and 
keep the people in power on their 
toes,” Spinelli said. The media has 
not effectively asked questions, 
Spinelli said. But she agreed with 
Thomas that reporters are turning 

- around. : ‘ 

Decades of success 

Helen Thomas has achieved 
notable success in her 
professional career 

> 30 honorary degrees 

® First woman officer of 
National Press Club 

> First woman member, and 
later president, of White 
House Correspondents Asso- 

> First woman member of the 
Gridiron Club 

> First recipient of the Helen 
Thomas lifetime achievement 

® Recipient, International 
Women’s Media Foundation 
Lifetime Achievement Award, 

» Correspondent for United — 
Press International, 1943- 

P Author of four books, includ- 
ing ‘Front Row at the White 
House: My Life and Times,’ and _ 
most recently ‘Watchdogs of De- 
mocracy? The Waning Washing- 
ton Press Corps and How it has 
Failed the Public,’ in 2006. 

: : Photos by Meg Bookless 
Above: Helen Thomas addresses the audience at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington, Oct. 29. Below: The crowd 
applauds Thomas. Bottom: Thomas signs copies of her books after the presentation. 

The Defender ¢ Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


Global non-profit to build 20 schools in Sudan 

St. Michael’s adjunct, Sudanese refugees collaborate to restore education in Southern Sudan 

By Alexandra Petri 
Staff Writer 

Sudanese refugees see the 
Comprehensive Peace Agreement 
of January 2005, which called for 
a cease-fire between northern and 
southern Sudan, as an opportu- 
nity to establish peace in south- 
ern Sudan through the power of 
education. The New Sudan Edu- 
cation Initiative, NESEI, a global 
non-profit that aims to build 20 
schools in Sudan in the next 10 
years, is striving to do just that. 

“NESEI is a response from 
the Sudanese refugees who are 
here in this country,” said Abra- 
ham Awolich, co-founder of 
NESEI. Awolich is a refugee 
who arrived in the United States 
in 2001. “We. are responding to 
peace through education. We 
want to organize refugees here 
to go back, help out and provide 
education in Sudan.” 

The Sudanese civil war 
drove Awolich out of his village 
and away from his family when 
he was eight years-old. He trav- 
eled with 10,000 children, known 
as the Lost Boys of Sudan, from 

Sudan to Ethiopia, back to Sudan . 

and then to a refugee camp in Ka- 
kuma, Kenya. In 1998, Awolich 
applied for refugee status, and 
arrived in the United States three 
years later, where he met adjunct 
professor Robert Lair. 

_ Lair helped co-found NESEI. 
He and his wife, Adrie Kusserow, 
chair of the sociology-anthropol- 
ogy department, have opened 
their home to Sudanese refugees. 
Being a host family has been an 
“incredibly rewarding” experi- 
ence, Kusserow said. 

“The. Sudanese are remark- 
ably resilient people,’ Kusserow 
said. “They are surprisingly joy- 
ous people considering all that 
they’ve been through.” 

In the past three years, Lair 
has traveled to the Uganda-Sudan 
border six times. In August, 2004, 
Lair and refugee Atem Deng, vis- 
ited a refugee camp in Northern 
Uganda. The priority of the Suda- 
nese is education, he said. 

“We asked the camp leaders 
“What do you need most?’” Lair 

““NESEI is a response 
from:-the Sudanese refu- 
gees in this country. We 

are responding to peace 

through education.” 

Abraham Awolich, 
co-founder, NESEI 

said. “Their answer was ‘Educa- 
tion, education, education.” 

The idea to rebuild the edu- 
cation system in Sudan resulted 

from his trip with Deng to the 

Northern Uganda camps, Lair 

- said. The following May, nine — 

St. Michael’s students joined Lair 
and Deng as they traveled back to 
the same refugee camps to pro- 
vide services like teacher training 

. programs. 

“That’s when a lot of the mo- 
mentum started to build,’ Lair 
said. “After we got back from that 
trip, we had a lot more energy to 
start envisioning going back into 

Refugees contemplated re- 
turning home after the cease-fire, 
but the lack of education kept 
them from returning, Lair said. 
Only one in three children has ac- 
cess to a school in Sudan, which 
is one of the worst rates in the 
world, he said. 

After being informed by non- 
governmental organizations and 
government officials that noth- 
ing was being done about high 
schools in Sudan, NESEI focused 
its energy on secondary schools. 
Each school will concentrate on 
specific areas of study, like medi- 
cine or agriculture. The construc- 
tion of the first school this March, 
the New Sudan School of Health 
Sciences, will be in Yei, Sudan. 

NESEI aims to build 20 sec- 
ondary schools over the next 10 
years, and provide education for 
20,000 Sudanese throughout the 

“Tt’s a $20 million project,” 

Students’ e-mail accounts hit hard with spam 

Information Technology in the process of updating server with lists of spam sites to block 

Photo by Alexandra Petri 

St. Michael’s students (from left) Kelsey Ayres, Maggie Colacchio, Jenny Wise and Anna Cushman write 
letters to family and friends at a fundraising event Oct. 22 appealing for donations for NESEI. — 

Lair said. “The biggest challenge 
we have, is to find ways of rais- 
ing large amounts of money very 
quickly. Fhere is a window of 
opportunity in Sudan right now 
because there is a cease-fire and 
there’s an actual peace.” 
Fundraisers for the program 
include writing grants, selling 
dolls at the International Markets 
in December, The 100 Churches 
Project in February and annual 
giving appeals, which are letter 
to community members asking 

for donations for the project, Lair 

_ said. On Oct. 22, a group of 21 

students wrote letters to family, 
relatives, friends and Vermont- 
ers, asking for their support in the 
NESEI project. 

The 100 Churches Project is 
an opportunity for NESEI to at- 
tract even more believers and sup- 
porters on World Mission Sunday 
on Feb. 18, Lair said. 

“We'll have Sudanese and 

students and volunteers. speak-. _ 

ing in over 100 churches on that 
day,” Lair said. “(They'll be) ask- 
ing for a special offering of the 
churches and trying to bring the 
story of Sudan to the people in the 
churches and synagogues.” 

In May, 2006, 10 St. Mi- 
chael’s students looked to 

strengthen their connection with 

the NESEI project by traveling 
to Uganda with the organization. 
St. Michael’s cancelled the trip 
because it feared rebel activity 
from the Lord’s Resistance Army 
in Uganda. Some of the students 
who planned to go, like senior 
Maggie Colacchio, remained ac- 
tive within the organization, Lair 

Colacchio has been a leader 
in organizing students at St. Mi- 


Colacchio said she got in- 
volved with NESEI last May 
when she became the director 
of the MOVE International Out- 
reach program. re 

“We have bi-weekly meetings 
of about 15-20 students and about 

15 students who tutor refugees on 

a weekly basis at Winooski’s John - 

F. Kennedy Elementary School,” ' 
paar. said. 

g with NESEL, has 

‘bear a ea and moving ex: 

a | g 
perience, Colacchio said. a 

“The thing that has been so 
powerful to me is to see that so 
many people believe,so much i 
NESEI,” Colacchio ‘said. “(The 

refugees) truly believe that this is a 
what can help Sudan, this is the - 
thing that will help their fami- — 

lies back home, this is the thing — 
that will help their villages bagi: 

Education is the gateway to 
“peace in Sudan, Lair said. 

“There’s a passion for edu- 

cation in Southern Su 
said. “I‘ve never seen a nation 
so focused. I have never seen a 
country prioritize, education like 
Southern Sudan.” 


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By Michael Graham 
Staff Writer 

Spam e-mail has recently been filling 
up St. Michael’s College e-mail accounts. 
These unexplained e-mails include adver- 
tisements for stocks, and medication that 
claims to enhance sexual performance. But 
where are these unsolicited e-mails coming 
from? Bill Anderson, chief information of- 
ficer at St, Michael’s, has an answer. 

“The spam that you’ve been receiving 
is due to the changeover of our server,” An- 
derson said. “We’ve updated our software, 
but we still haven’t rebuilt the spam list.” 

Over the summer, Information Tech- 
nology upgraded its servers ‘for better per 


ido eee em 

“I have noticed that I 
have been receiving more 
(spam) than I have in past 

years. It’s a burden 

| deleting it.” 

Allison Jensen, 

formance. As a result, the spam list, a gi- 

ant database of blocked e-mail addresses _ 

ee ee es 

and Web sites, needed to be recreated. The 
task hasn’t yet been completed, Anderson 

“It’s taken us longer to rebuild than we 
would have liked,” Anderson said. “But the 
list is much longer and more comprehen- 

The spam filters are working, An- 
derson says. Since August, St. Michael’s 
accounts have received over six million 
e-mails, about 5.2 million of which have 
been blocked, according to IT. 

Students, meanwhile, are still troubled 
over the amount of spam, regardless of 
where it comes from. 

“I have noticed that I have been receiv-_ 
‘more than I have i in past years,” junior. 


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Allison Jensen said. “It has been a bane 
deleting it. I have even tried to block the 
spam without success.” 

Sophomore Erica Masi agreed. 

“T think it’s terrible,’ Masi said. “I get 
so much, sometimes it fills up my inbox, 
not allowing me to send my own outgoing - 

e-mail.” } 

There is no reason for eaderis to pan- 
ic over the spam, Anderson said. ~ 

“The lists are almost done, so students — 
shouldn’t worry,” Anderson said. “Ifa stu- 
dent feels uncomfortable with e-mail they 
are receiving, then he or she should forward 

it to IT so they can check out any links.” 

The Defender * We 

By Katie Robichaud 
Staff Writer 

Winter might be the season 
to go skiing and snowboarding, 
but fall is definitely the time to 
buy equipment. 

Starting in September, many 
outdoor apparel stores have sales 

Tuesday at 7pm in Cheray 101. 

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To all Saint Michael’s College Students: 

at the Student Association Meetin 

It is hereby established that 
formal review, to receive loans for the purpose 


onskiand snow- 
boarding equip- 
ment. There are 
also many ski 
and snowboard 

swaps in the 

~  Camel’s 
Hump Middle 
School is the 
location for 
the annual 
Cochran’s _ ski 

swap. This year, 
) the Cochran ski 
swap will be 
held on Nov. 4 
and 5, opening 
at 9 a.m. 

Se Oil 
drop off their 
equipment for 
sale on the Friday night before,” 
Joe Cutts, Cochran ski swap or- 
ganizer, said. “We also have ven- 
dors come in.” 

The Cochran ski swap began 
in the 1970s, and is one of the big- 
gest ski swaps in the area, Cutts 

“On Saturday, people are 

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lined up at least 100 deep,’ Cutts 

Twenty percent of the prof- 
its made at the swap go to the 
Cochran’s non-profit ski hill and 
junior racing, Cutts said. 

For college students, skiing 
and snowboarding can be expen- 
sive hobbies. 

“If you do buy around here, 
there are a lot of sales,” said Mike 
Hayes, ski and snowboarding club 

The Outdoor Gear Exchange, 
located .at 152 Cherry St. in 
Burlington, sells both used and 
new equipment. 

“Early October we have a big 
sale on the ski and snowboarding 
gear,’ Spencer Taylor, an OGE 
employee said. “Usually people 
try to find what they need in 
the used items, because they’re 
cheaper for the most part. But if 
not, they buy the new.” 

Skis usually cost about $300, 
boots range from $199 to $600 and 

bindings start at $140 at OGE for 

both new and used equipment. 
Jay Peak Ski Resort’s ski 
shop has an annual sale Colum- 

In order to approve loans the following committee shall be established annually: 
Secretary of Finance* 

Student Association Vice President 
Faculty Advisor with relevant experience in regards to business proposals 
Senior Class Vice President 
Junior Class Vice President 

additional members by recommendation of Student Association President. One (1) must be from either the Freshman 
omore class 

*Shall Chair Committee 

presented to the Start-Up Fund Committee. 

Aschedule of committee meetings will be created at the beginning of the aca 

will be the responsibility of the Committee Chair. 

Preference will be given to clubs with allocated budgets under $4000. 

bus Day Weekend. 

“Often times, parents bring 
in their sons or daughters to get 
fully geared-up for the ski and 
snowboarding season,’ Monica 
Choquette, Jay Peak ski shop 
sales associate, said. Having top- 
end products is not necessary for 
the average skier, Choquette said. 

“My average sale for fully 
outfitting a skier or snowboarder 
is anywhere from $1,000 to 
$1,500,” Choquette said. 

Fashion can dictate what peo- 
ple buy, Choquette said. It seems 
like people care. more about the 
brand name than the price, she 

“Everyone. wants to have a 
Burton jacket and board or Atom- 
ic skis,” Choquette said. 

The St. Michael’s ski and 
snowboard club had the idea to 
bring a swap to campus, but it 
doesn’t seem possible, Hayes 

“There are many (swaps) 
around the area, almost one every 
weekend, and those have been 
going on for years and attract 
far more people then we could,” 

The following item is a Constitutional Amendment to the Saint Michael's College Student Association Constitution. This language is in the process of ratification and it 
is required that this process and the relevant language be publicized for one week across campus. The amendment is up for ratification Tuesday November 7, 2006 
g. All current students are eligible to vote. Please read the following document and consider voting on this legislation this upcoming 

the Student Association maintain a fund that allows for recognized Student Association clubs, which are not under 
of conducting viable fundraisers that would occur outside of a club’s allocated budget. 

It is provided here that the Student Association Start-Up Fund will be 1% of the annual Student Association general budget. The dollar amount 
will be allocated during formal allocations of the spring semester. 

All decisions of the committee and the status of all loans will be reported by the Chair of the committee (the Secretary of Finance) during a 
weekly committee report to the Student Association. 

The maximum loan amount for any particular club can be up to 100% of their allocated budget. 

Clubs with allocated budgets in excess of $4000 will reviewed with special consideration based on their current budget. 

The Start-Up Fund Committee shall review all loan proposals and evaluate the probability of 

successful fundraisers. 

if a proposal is approved the committee shall award funds in accord 
committee the club will receive no funds. At that time a club can mo 


ance with their recommendation. If a proposal is denied by the 
dify their fundraiser or adjust their proposal and reapply if they 

From the time when said fundraiser begins the club will have a period of fourteen (14) days to 

repay the loan. A club that uses the Student Association Start Up Fund for an event will have three (3) business days after the day of 

the event to repay their loan. 

Conditions of Failure to Repay : 
if a club has failed to repay the loan within fourteen (14) days the club shall be required to appear in front of the Start-Up Fund Commit 

tee and explain the reason for default on the loan. 

i. At this point the club’s funds will be frozen. The club may be granted an extension of up to seven (7) days to repay the loan in 

if the loan has not been recovered after the designated extension the loan will be recovered from any remaining club funds. 
i. if the club’s budget is not fully depleted (a balance of $0) after recovery the remaining funds in their budget will be unfrozen 

and utilized as the club sees fit. 

ii. If the recovery of the loan creates a negative account balance club status will be suspended until the loan is repaid in full. 

i. All outstanding loans must be reconciled two (2) weeks prior to the close of the semester. 

If the loan continues to remain delinquent at either allocations or re-allocations: 

demic year and any adjustments to the meeting schedule 

hit swaps for used equipment 

If you go 

What: Camel’s Hump 
Middle School Ski and 
Snowboard Swap 
When: Nov. 4-5 at 9 

Where: Camel’s Hump 
Middle School, 173 
School St., Richmond 

Hayes said. “We do, however, 
have members who advertise 
through our weekly e-mail about 
items they have for sale. Also, club 
members get special discounts at 
various stores around the area.” 

Getting the sales and dis- 
counts are important to an avid 
skier or snowboarder, but if you 
are really into the sport you are 
going to have to spend more mon- 
ey, Hayes said. 

“The average a total set-up 
will cost you is about $1,500 (for 
new equipment), but obviously 
this fluctuates depending on how 
much you are into the sport,” 
Hayes said. 

i. The club may not participate in allocations or re-allocations. sain See ee 
The club will automatically be subjected to formal review by the Personnel and Nominations Committee. 

The Defender * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


Underhill votes on treatment facility expansion 

Residents uneasy about decision that could add four more beds to Maple Leaf drug treatment center 

By Chris White 
Staff Writer 

Disagreement continues in 
Underhill between residents and 
The Maple Leaf Drug and Treat- 
ment Center. The town’s zoning 
board approved the addition of 
four beds while the developmen- 
tal review board is still deciding 
whether or not to make the in- 

“We approved the addition 
of four beds because we decided 
it is not offensive to the neighbor- 
hood, traffic in the area or town 
bylaws,” said Chris Murphy, zon- 
ing administrator for Underhill. 

Members of the review board 
said the treatment center needs to 
submit a detailed plan showing 
how it would adjust staffing and 
security to accommodate new pa- 
tients in order for it to approve the 
additional beds. 

Underhill resident John 
Doherty, filed an appeal which 
stated the plan did not adequately 
address the issue of safety at the 
treatment center. The working 
agreement between the town and 
the treatment center had three 
conditions, he said. The condi- 
tion of dealing with hiring and 
training practices of the treatment 
center, needed to demonstrate se- 
curity in the town area, not just in 
the facility area. : 

“They've taken steps (in 
town security), but the steps aren’t 
broad enough,” Doherty said. 

Bill Young, director of Maple 
Leaf, said neighborhood concerns 
were not a problem when the fa- 
cility first opened. 

en eee 

Photo by Meg Bookless 

The men’s dormitory at the drug treatment facility in Underhill. 

“There was much less de- 
velopment around us when we 
first settled here,’ Young said. 
“Neighbors have bought land 
and moved in gradually over the 
years. Now we are adding more 
beds, so there’s lots of opportu- 
nity for folks opposed to this to 
speak, and they did.” 

The Maple Leaf Drug and 
Treatment Center, one of the old- 
est independent, non-profit treat- 
ment programs in the country, 
has been running since 1956. 
The town has been supportive of 
the treatment center throughout 
its existence. There have been a 
handful of minor incidents over 
the last 50 years, Young said. 

Doherty said he experienced 
a few of these incidents. His 
house has been broken into or en- 
tered by a patient from the treat- 

ment center three times, he said. 
Once a patient went to his house, 
couldn’t get in and then went into 
his neighbor’s house, Doherty 

“There have been patients 
who have broken the law of leav- 
ing the facility,’ Doherty said. 
“They have come into homes, 
trespassed and interfered with 
traffic. If you give them four 
more beds, then there is a 12 per- 
cent chance something else will 

The additional beds will not 

be full at all times, Young said. 

The center averaged 31 patients 
over the past month. This is two 
patients less than the center’s reg- 
ular capacity, he said. 

The capacity of the clinic is 
37 beds. If the decision passes, 
four overflow beds will be added, 

“and we. will 

teueeas . 

“(Patients) have come 
into homes, trespassed 
and interfered with 
traffic. If you give them 
four more beds, there 
is a 12 percent chance 
something else will 
happen. ” 

John Doherty, 
Underhill resident 

putting the maximum capacity at 
41 beds, according to the zoning 
board decision. The four over- 
flow beds are only allowed on a 
36-hour basis and the town has to 
be notified of when they are used 
so a record can be established. 

Adding beds has advantages 
for both the center and its pa- 
tients, Young said. The additional 
income will improve the program 
and services, pay for more im- 
provement in staff, and add more 
psychiatric time for patients. 

People have a better chance 
of finishing the program and stay- 
ing healthy if they are actively en- 
gaged, Young said. On average, 
55, to 60 percent of patients who 
leave the center are still drug and 
alcohol free a year later, he said. 
The center took in about 700 pa- 
tients last year. 

One of Doherty’s main con- 
cerns about the treatment cen- 
ter is that the regulations which 
make it a licensed treatment facil- 

“We don’t agree with 
what the neighbors have 
to say. But we want to 
be responsive to their 

fears.” : 

Bill Young, ‘ 
Director, Maple Leaf Facility _ 

ity haven’t been upgraded since 
1977. When the regulations were 
made, they said patients had free 
will to leave the center, which 
leads to patients trespassing on 
residents’ properties. Confiden- 
tiality laws make it impossible 
to get the names of patients who 
leave the facility and end up on 
personal property, Doherty said. 

“People who should be incar- 
cerated are being chased by the 
cops,” Doherty said. “We have 
no local police in Underhill, so 
it takes 45 minutes for the state 
police to arrive when something 
happens. Basically, we want the 
public to know we are fright- 

Young said he understands _ 
the concern of Underhill residents, 
but disagrees with Doherty. 

“We don’t agree with what 
the neighbors have to-say;’-Young~ + 
said. “But we want to be respon- _ 
sive to their fears. We are not a 
prison, we are not a psychiatric 
unit. We are a voluntary profes- 
sional treatment program. People 
come here on their own, because 
they want help.” 

BUS: Possible discount 

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said if CCTA was offered it would 
“hopefully result in less car traf- 
fic from St. Mike’s to downtown. 
It would also allow students to 
spend less money on gas and 
would be a step forward in help- 
ing reduce CO2 emissions from 
the environment.” 

Chapin Spencer, CCTA com- 
missioner and Executive Director 
of the bike rental company Local 
Motion, said by using the service, 
“students would get to travel in 
an economically-friendly manner 
for free.” 

The program is not only 
good for the environment but it 
also benefits “the transit author- 
ity and the community at large,” 
Spencer said. 

Whether the costs will be 
added to tuition or be payed for 
by the administration is currently 
being debated. However, Scully 
said she believes that “it should be 
institutionalized,” and that “stu- 
dents shouldn’t have to pay.” 

“There is no concrete plan 
for how the buses will be paid 
for as of yet,” Adkins said. “The 
idea is currently being circulated 
throughout the administration 

ill “ber pushing: for the.:.-Memed next fall.» - 

eres ene ree 

“There is no 
concrete plan on how 
the buses will be paid 

for as of yet.” 

Tyler Adkins, 
Secretary of Student Life 

cost to be covered by some other 

The plan is currently offered 
at both the University of Vermont 
and Champlain College. UVM 
has had its program for several 
years and it has become excep- 
tionally popular among students 
over the years, Adkins said. 

“Fifty percent of freshmen, 
30 percent of sophomores, 20 
percent of juniors, and 15 percent 
of seniors use the bus at some 
point,” Adkins said. The service 
only recently became available at 
Champlain, but already CCTA 
has been a major success. 

When will this program be 
offered at St. Michael’s? Real- 
istically, Adkins said during the 
summer a plan will be put togeth- 
er, which will hopefully be imple- 

The Defender * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 ¢ Issue Numb 


Although the weather was 
dismal all day, students re- 

fused, to, let: the rain. deter 
them from Halloween fun. 

The celebration began Fri- 
day with the annual Harvest 
Festival and ended with the 
Halloween dance Saturday 


Photos by 
Meg Bookless 

8 Tur DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 ¢ Issue Number 6 


Editorial | PHOTO OF THE WEEK | Sundae, buddy Sundae 
I’m talkin’ downtown 

ile previous Defender editorials might have sar- 
donically endorsed global warming, The Defend- 
er staff encourages any effort made to save the 
planet. . 

The Student Association and Green Up SMC made such 
an effort this past week, proposing a plan that would allow St. 
Michael’s students free bus rides from campus to Burlington. 
Chittenden County Transportation Authority already lias the 
same arrangement with Champlain College and the Univer- 
sity of V-~mont. 

St. Michael’s has an opportunity to do right by its stu- 
dents and help save the planet to boot. If more students were 
to ride the bus, fewer students would feel compelled to bring 
their cars to campus. This would alleviate campus traffic and 
parking, save students money on gas and parking tickets, and 
lower CO2 emissions. - 

It’s easy to be cynical about this CCTA initiative. Really, 
what kind of difference is St. Michael’s going to make in the ~ 
war for a world that has already lost 400,000 sqare miles of 
Arctic sea ice and will likely lose much more, even if we were 
to all start riding the bus today? 

The U.S. may not be No. | in education or health care, but 
it still leads other countries in its relentless quest to destroy 
the environment. Bragging rights, yes, but being the No. 1 
contributor to global warming should be an inspiration for 
any American who wants to save the caribou or a baby seal. 

Americans, including most St. Michael’s students, sup- oo 
port a government designed to represent the voice of its peo- Penie by Meg Backless 

ple. Americans, currently the scourge of Mother Earth, could Ben & Jerry’s store manager Amanda Stasiowski walks with regional manager Tom Majoch (dressed as 
just as easily be her savior. an ice-cream Sundae) down Church Street toward an annual Halloween parade Oct. 28. 

Congress has yet to pass a bill restricting global warming 
pollution. Maybe next week we’ll vote for change. Congress 

Bn om ' , six 
and the administration have at least admitted global warming re 
might be happening, but while they deliberate, ice melts and , Ses 
water rises. AND YOU SHOULD se 

Maybe they’re not moving fast enough because they rep- . SIOV | FAK ING & y 
resent Americans, including most St. Michael’s students, stu- WELL ; YOU = 3 


provide a cheaper, more eco-friendly way of traveling a few 
miles into town. . 

The least St. Michael’s can do is catch up to the other 
Vermont colleges with cleaner transportation for commuting 
students. The most it can do, by supporting campaigns like 
Green Up SMC’s for better recycling and more efficient light 
bulbs, is to be one of the more environmentally conscious col- 
leges in the country. 

Maybe St. Michael’s students will graduate with the ex- 
perience to resuscitate a dying world. Maybe some will run 
for Congress and help pass some planet-saving legislation. 

Forget the Smuggs Pass. If saving the planet is as impor- 
tant to St. Michael’s as attracting skiers and snowboarders, 
then the administration won’t hesitate to provide free bus 
transportation to downtown Burlington. 

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— Matt Ryan, 
executive editor 

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THE DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


a - 

It you could be any movie 
character whe would it be? 

“Denzel Washington in ‘Training 
Day.’ I'd be big and tough.” 

Obinna Onwuchekwa, ’07 

“Dash from ‘The Incredibles.’ He 
“runs super fast.” 

Jessica Mullally, '10 

“Johnny Rico from ‘Starship 
Troopers, because | don’t like 


Mike Sugrue, '09 


“Erin Brockovich, because she’s 
sassy and talented.” 

~ Cassie French, ’10 

“Jack in ‘Titanic, because he 
knows what true love is.” 

Patrick Cutrona, ’10 

“The girl from ‘Saw Ill; be- 
cause she’s a killer.” 

Hailey Kimball, 09 

“Mrs. Doubtfire.” 

Mike O'Brien, '07 

“Kate Hudson in ‘How to Lose 
a Guy in 10 Days.’ She gets to 
wear that yellow dress.” 

Alicia Baxter, 10 

Carvellas, a life of teaching 

Economics professor to leave St. Michael’s in January 

By Chris White 
~ Staff Writer 

-“Mr. Carvellas, there’s a 
package for you in room 372,” the 
principal would say over the loud 

This package waiting for the 
new teacher wasn’t just any pack- 
age. It could kick, scream, punch 
and maybe even pull out a knife 
if it wanted to. John Carvellas 
quickly learned this was how 
packages were delivered in city 
high schools, with kids ready to 
kill each other and maybe even 

“The principal would try 
to keep fights secret,’ Carvellas 
explained. “He would announce 
that there was a package for me 
some place when there was really 
a fight going on that needed to be 
broken up. Luckily no one ever 
pulled a knife on me.” 

After paying his dues as a 
Boston high school “enforcer,” 
Carvellas has spent 33 years as a 
professor of economics at St. Mi- 
chael’s. He has shown his passion 
for teaching and coaching during 
his career through the good, the 
unusual, and the bittersweet mo- 
ments. He considers himself 
lucky to still be doing what he 
does at a small college. 

_ Only.a few years shy of re- 
tirement, Carvellas taikcu avuut 

his experiences and deep passion 
for teaching. 

Chris White: How did you 
get started at St. Michael’s Col- 

John Carvellas: Before | 
came to St. Michael’s I taught 
high school and coached football 
at Boston English and Dorchester 
High School. I wrote to about 
40 small private colleges telling 
them I was interested in becoming 
a professor. I wanted to teach at 
a small college because I went to 
one (Colby in Waterville, Maine) 
when I was a student. 

CW: You taught high 
school students. What was that 

JC: I started teaching as a 
substitute teacher in Boston and 
it was a high-pressure situation. 
It was like getting thrown into a 
swimming pool full of piranhas. 
I was young and stupid so it didn’t 
bother me. In Dorchester, I didn’t 
have a homeroom. I was always 
on-call to break up fights when 
they happened. I would just float 
around basically. 

CW: Did you have a best 
moment as a high school teach- 

JC: Survival. Getting out of 
the door. 

CW: What was your best 
moment ever as a coach in any 

JC: I was the assistant coach 
for the women’s lacrosse team 
here at St. Michael’s. Around 
1987, we played against Uni- 
versity of Maryland—Baltimore 

Economics professor John Carvellas first taught at Boston high schools. 

“For 33 years as a pro- 
fessor, I wonder how 
many times I taught a 
class with my fly down. 
At least once a year, 


John Carvellas 
economics professor 

County in the national champion- 
ship game. We lost but it was still 
great to make it that far. 

CW: Can you describe any 
embarrassing or awkward mo- 
ments from when you were a 
high school teacher or coach? 

JC: As a teacher, I substitut- 
ed for one week in Jamaica Plain. 
One student said something to me 
that made me lose my temper and 
I took him to the office. 

When I came back, the class- 
room was in complete chaos. Stu- 
dents were yelling and cursing at 
each other. Then a librarian, who 
was about 60 years old and five- 
foot-nothing, opened the door and 
the kids just shut up. I couldn’t 
help but laugh. 

As for coaching, I was coach- 
ing a club football team and I got 
mad at one kid. I yelled at him, 
“Block me!” and I was going to 
knock him down when he tried. 
He ran into me and knocked me 
right on my butt instead. 


CW: Can you remember 
any embarrassing moments as 
a professor? 

JC: There are too many to 
remember. For 33 years as a pro- 
fessor, I wonder how many times 
I taught a class with my fly down. 
At least once a year, probably. 

CW: What do you enjoy 
the most about being a profes- 
sor at St. Michael’s College? 

JC: I enjoy the students. I 
enjoy seeing positive changes in 
them during the four years they 
are here. I consider myself lucky 
to teach at a small college because 
I get to work with students more 
closely and I get to know a wide 
variety of colleagues better. 

CW: What are some of 
your plans for your future? 

JC: I work here at St. Mi- 
chael’s only during the fall se- 
mester now. In January, I will go 
back to the University of Ameri- 
cas in Mexico to work, like I’ve 
been doing the past few years. 

CW: Why do you do that? 

JC: It’s some place different, 
some place warm. I’m afraid that 
I might miss what I am doing now 
but I have to move on at some 
point. I’ll do this for three years 
and it will get me ready for retire- 

CW: Do you have a sen- 
tence or two of advice that you 
would offer to students? 

JC: Everything in modera- 
tion, and I mean everything. 


THE DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


By Haven Quinn 

LIBRA: (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 

When you wake up in the Colchester Cor- 
rectional Facility the day after the Halloween 
dance and you’re not wearing your costume, 
you probably shouldn’t tell anyone. 

SCORPIO: (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) 

When you and a friend decide to walk home 
from a bar after a night of drinking, never, 
ever, allow a girl to walk with you. They will 
whine and complain and slow you down. 

SAGITTARIUS: (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 

People carve pumpkins every year. Some are 
carved into buildings, or famous people. Next 
year, try making a stalking pumpkin. What is 
it, you ask? Just write down the names of all 
the boys you and your friends like on a pump- 

CAPRICORN: (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 

If you can’t take your trash all the way to 
the dumpster, just leave it outside your door. 
The smell will start to irritate the neighbors. 
Sooner or later someone will have to take it 
out. Well, hopefully. 

AQUARIUS: (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 

Your time has finally come. The horoscope 
gods have been watching you. All your dras- 
tic attempts to make it in Aquarius have fi- 
nally landed you here. Congratulations, and 
please stop writing the gods notes. 

PISCES: (Feb. 19-March 20) 

Are you bored of staying in on the weekends? 
Are you tired of listening to your drunken 
friends? Has your stress level sky-rocketed 
through the roof? Try going out this weekend. 
Get a little liquored up and live a little. 

ARIES: (March 21-April 19) 

Halloween is over, but you can still wear your 
costume out. Why can’t you stroll into class 
in those women’s leggings? I don’t see it in 
the rule book. Try it out. 

TAURUS: (April 20-May 20) 

Print out a picture of yourself smiling and 
make your best friend stare at it all day. See 
how much he likes you then. 

GEMINI: (May 21-June 20) 

OK, Vermont drivers, listen up. I know you 
don’t have many rotaries in this state, but 
you’ve had the one in Winooski for a good 
year now and it’s time to learn how to drive 

CANCER: (June 21-July 22) 

Tired of being a weekend player and riffling 
off pick up lines to the same types of people? 
Try glamorizing someone new this weekend. 
Maybe Facebook the DJ at the next dance 
and see if he wants to come to your place and 

LEO: (July 23-Aug. 22) 

Sunday car rides are always a great way to 
catch up on the weekend’s activities. Unless 
you're still drunk. 

VIRGO: (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 

Check with Libra and make sure he or she is 
OK. Being stripped in jail is never a good 

Security weigh in on officer life 

Student security officers describe walking the campus beat 

By Vicki Gomez 
Staff Writer 

St. Michael’s Security employs 
eight full-time and two part-time of- 
ficers, with another part-time officer 
to be added soon, Director of Secu- 
rity Pete Soons said. Full-time offi- 
cers work 10-hour shifts. Part-time 
shifts may be shorter when officers are 
scheduled to work weekends. 

Students don’t show much respect 
for security because they think officers 
are “out to get you,” said student secu- 
rity officer T.J. Coolidge. Coolidge is 
a junior psychology major and a mem- 
ber of St. Michael’s Fire and Rescue. 
Coolidge said he works security be- 
cause he needs the money and the job 
keeps him closer to where he needs to 

He met Soons and became inter- 
ested in working for security while 
working for Fire and Rescue, Coolidge 

“TI asked him (Soons), sort of in- 
formally, if there were openings and he 
said there were for part-time,” Coolidge 
said. “So then I just filled out an appli- 
cation and submitted it.” 

Although Coolidge is paid as an 
officer, security is working on creating 
work-study positions, Soons said. 

Security officers work three 
shifts. The first shift is from 7 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., the second shift is 4 p.m. to 
2 a.m., and the third shift is 9 p.m. to 

7 a.m. Coolidge usually works:second: : 

or-third shift during the week and first 
shift on the weekends. He said he does 
not always work the full 10 hours, be- 
cause he only works part-time. 
Weekdays, when security car- 
ries out routine procedures, like lock- 
ing-up buildings, are generally bor- 
ing, Coolidge said. Weekends are 

“The college decides what 
the rules are. We’re just 
here to enforce them.” 

T.J. Coolidge, 
student, security officer 

the busiest times for security officers, 
Coolidge said. 

“Some of the biggest problems 
we encounter are underage drinking 
and crowds in various townhouse ar- 
eas,” Coolidge said. One night stu- 
dents threw eggs at Residence Life 
staff members and security officers, 
Coolidge said. 

“Most (security officers) are nice 
guys and want to work with you,” 
Coolidge said. “(Throwing eggs) 
doesn’t help anything. It’s just going 
to make security more upset and that’s 
not going to help you either.” 

Students working security are 
held to the same expectations as non- 
student officers, Soons said. 

Coolidge said he plans to work as 
a security officer until he graduates. 

Most students don’t seem to un- 
derstand security is paid to enforce the 
rules and that they do not create them, 
Coolidge said. 

“The college decides what the 
rules are,’ Coolidge said. “We’re just 
here to enforce them. That’s how we 
get paid. If we’re not enforcing: the 
rules, we’re not doing our job.” ’ 

Security looks for officers who 
are team oriented, dependable, mo- 
tivated and skilled at dealing with a 
wide range of people, Soons said. A 
clean criminal record and strong moral 
character are also requirements. 

Full-time security officer Erin 

Wakeham graduated from St. Mi- 
chael’s last spring. Wakeham said 
becoming a security officer gave her 
a different view of working with stu- 
dents on campus. 

“T actually left St. Mike’s thinking 
I wasn’t going to return for a few years, 
but over the summer, while I was look- 
ing for a job, I saw the security offi- 
cer position open and decided it was a 
chance for me that I didn’t want to pass 
up,” Wakeham said. 

Security’s primary responsibility 
is to patrol the campus and give assis- 
tance to anyone who needs it, Wake- 
ham said. Wakeham said she has not 
had any interference from students 
while doing her job. 

Many St. Michael’s officérs are 
interested in pursuing careers in law 
enforcement, Soons said. 

Coolidge said he prefers firefight- 
ing and plans on doing something fire- 
related in the future. 

“As of right now what I’m plan- 
ning on doing in the future is still not 
clear, but the idea of working in law 
enforcement is still a strong choice for 
me,” Wakeham said. 

Coolidge said student behavior af- 
fects officer behavior. 

“The reason that the other offi- 
cers might seem more harsh is because 
they’ve been doing this longer than I 
have,” Coolidge said. “They’re not 
there to be vindictive at all. But here 
is someone who’s twice your age, this 
is their full-time job, and there’s some 
kid drunk off his ass trying to tell him 
how to do his job. That really doesn’t 
help you out.” 

“We handle every day of the week 
with the same mind set,’ Wakeham 
said. “That the students’ safety is our 
No. | priority.” 

Donna Oles: Crocheting and mailing letters 

onna Oles has been 
an administrative 
assistant for the St. 

Michael’s Fund for five years. 
She has been married to her 
husband Mike for 36 years and 
has three daughters and two 

What exactly do you do? 

I answer the phones, and 
supervise five work study stu- 
dents. I track our budget. A big 
part of our-job is to keep track 
of mail. I love my job. 

We try to keep in touch 
with students because that is 
the reason we do our work. 

What office do you work in? 

I work in the office of Insti- 
tutional Advancement. I don’t 
know if the school would exist 
without us. We’re fund-raisers. 

We're the reason there are scholar- 

Everything we do here is for the 
students. We try to keep alumni con- 
nected to the college by networking, 
volunteerism. The career advisory net- 
working system is really good. 

Photo by Meg Bookless 
Donna Oles is the administrative assistant for the St. Mi- 
.chael’s Fund. She keeps up on the budget and the mail. 


By Anna Jamieson 

How many letters do you mail in a 

We mail approximately 50,000 per 
year. It’s a lot of letters. We do reunion 
and class agent letters. 

What did you do before coming to 
work at St. Michael’s? 

I actually moved up here 
from New York 10 years ago. 
The job was working for a vi- 
tamin company. I was an assis- 
tant manager. 

What do you like to do out- 
side of work? 

I like gardening, crochet- 
ing and traveling. 

What is the coolest thing 
you’ve ever crocheted? 

I like to do filet crochet. It 
can spell out a name or a say- 
ing. It’s done with a string and - 
takes a long time. 

What is the most difficult 
thing you’ve ever crocheted? 

The most difficult thing 
I’ve done was a rosary for my 

What kind of gardening do you like 
to do? 

I’m strictly into flowers. I’m not 
into vegetable gardening. I enjoy the 
aesthetics of the garden. 

Tue DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 ¢ Issue Number 6 



Douglas, Parker square-off in televised debate 

Candidates for governor support keeping college graduates in Vermont 

By Erik Wells 
Staff Writer 

About 50 people attended 
a gubernatorial debate between 
Vermont Governor, Republican 
Jim Douglas, and Democratic 
challenger Scudder Parker at the 
University of Vermont Billings 
Student Center, on Oct. 25. 

The debate was broadcast 
live on WPTZ. Half of the ques- 
tions asked at the debate were 
posed by UVM political science 

Both candidates strongly 
supported keeping college gradu- 
ates in Vermont because the state 
has the highest percentage of high 
school graduates who leave the 
state for higher education in the 

Douglas has proposed a 
“promise scholarship” program to 
give out more then 1,000 scholar- 
ships each year to Vermont high 
school students who attend sec- 
ondary school in Vermont. Stu- 
dents who accept the scholarships 
must agree to spend three years in 
Vermont after graduation. If they 
do not, then half of their scholar- 
ships will become loans they must 
repay, Douglas said. 

“It’s designed to keep people 
here as part of our economic fu- 

ture,’ Douglas said. 

Parker said the State Legisla- 

ture rejected Douglas’s proposal 
last session, and the money that 
was set aside for the scholarships 
is being used to reform Medicaid. 

Continued from Page 1 

Statements from the office 
of the vice president for finance 
show that general supplies and 
expenses made up 13 percent 
of total operating expenses. 
The cost of items purchased for 
resale, in the bookstore, for ex- 
ample, made up eight percent. 
Depreciation allows for a loss in 
value in property and equipment 
over the years. It accounted for 
nine percent. 

While these numbers ac- 
count for general operating ex- 
penses, there is also a “non-oper- 
ating expenses” category, which 
is funded by tuition and other 
income. In 2005, this category, 
included special events such as 
the Centennial Celebration and 
the Visions campaign. There are 
also “assets released from re- 
strictions,” which include dona- 
tions meant for specific projects, 
Robinson said. 

. According to statements 
from the Office of the Vice 
President for Finance, student 
revenues, which include tu- 
ition, activity fees and room and 

the money goes 

Douglas assured the audi- 
ence the “promise scholarship” 
would be in the budget he presents 
next year, if re-elected. Creating a 
state budget is a different exercise 
each year, he said. Tobacco settle- 
ment money was going to be used 
last year for the program, but he 
and the Legislature decided to put 
it into Medicaid instead, Douglas 

Parker agreed that finding 
a way to make education more 
affordable to Vermont students 
is important, but he questioned 
where Douglas intended to get 
the money for the scholarship 

“Jim Douglas is not telling 
you the story about where he is 
going to fund that (the scholar- 
ship program),” Parker said. “I 
guess che is going to cut some- 
thing else.” 

The issue of where to seek al- 
ternative energy in the upcoming 
years was another friction point 
between the two candidates. 

Creating hydroelectric power 
from the Connecticut River and 
utilizing wind power, among 
other alternative energy sources, 
can be part of a long-term plan 
for creating affordable energy in 
Vermont, which can become an 
example for the entire country, 
Parker said. 

' It is exciting to see new types” 

of energy utilized, Douglas said. 
During his four years as gover- 
nor, hundreds of grants have been 
_made to new power sources, in- 
cluding solar and wind power, 

Revenue from 
student tuitions 

{Ail numbers from 2005) 

> Student revenues: 

P Financial aid: 

> Net student revenues: 

Other income*: 

> Total operating revenue: 

» Total operating expenses: 

*contributions, gov. aid, invest- 
ment incomes 

From the Office of the Vice 
President for Finance 

board, are not the only source 
of income for the college. More 
than $10 million was added to 
the total revenues in 2005. Part 
of this canie from contributions 
from alumni, investment in- 
come, federal aid to students. 

Photo by Meg Bookless 

Scudder Parker (left) and Jim Douglas compete for Vermont Governor. 

and methane gas, Douglas said. 

“The Legislature and I have 
worked together to put together 
a bi-partisan planning process, 
and over the next few months we 
will engage all Vermonters in this 
important discussion,”~ Douglas 

Parker voiced his frustration 
over the direction Douglas has 
taken Vermont on alternative en- 

“He has failed to do the en- 
ergy planning that should be done 
and he has failed to provide the 
leadership to make the tough de- 
cisions,” Parker said. 

“If I were that bad I don’t 
think I’d vote for me either,” 
Douglas responded. 

Douglas‘then said his admin- 
istration has put together the first 
electric energy plan in a decade, 
and reiterated the upcoming pub- 
lic involvement to discuss the en- 
ergy issue. 

eA Ba! 

The debate continued with 
Parker being critical of Douglas’s 
in-office actions. Douglas stood 
up to this criticism by addressing 
what he had done in response to 
the issues, or what he intended to 
do in a third term, if re-elected. 

UVM political science pro- 
fessor Garrison Nelson, who at- 
tended the debate, said he thought 
Parker did well while facing the 
incumbent. In Vermont, a sitting 
governor has not been defeated 
while seeking re-election since 
1962, Nelson said. 

“Parker’s still standing, he 
made his points, made his issues, 
he’s not intimidated by Douglas,” 
Nelson said. “He didn’t make any 
mistakes. He’s run just about as 
good of a campaign as you can 
against a guy who is tough to de- 

In Vermont, only 27 percent 
of residents favor President Bush, 
second lowest in the country, Nel- 

son said. 

“Jim Douglas will suffer as a 
consequence of being a Republi- 
can, but not suffer enough to lose 
the election,’ Nelson said. 

Concerning the critical ap- 
proach Parker took, Douglas did 
not become indignant and was not 
phased by the shots Parker took, 
Nelson said. 

“Things just bounce off him,” 
Nelson said. 

Parker was right in pointing 
out that the promise scholarship 
program has not been fully fund- 
ed and is not yet in effect, Nelson 

Douglas’s campaign was 
pleased with the job the gover- 
nor did of sharing his message of 
bringing down the cost of living 
in Vermont. 

“Tt was one of the best debates 
I’ve ever seen the Governor do,” 
said Douglas Campaign Manager 
Dennise Casey. “Parker’s criti- 
cisms are actions of a failing, des- 
perate campaign in the waning 
days of the election.” 

The Parker campaign was 
also pleased with the outcome of 
the debate. 

“He (Parker) took opportuni- 
ties to point out his differences 
with Douglas,” said Parker’s 
Communication Director Erin 

Parker’s criticism of Douglas 
will continue for the rest of the 
campaign, Russell-Story said. 

“We've been doing this all 
along, we’re not letting up until 
Nov. 8,” Russell-Story said. 

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Tue DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


Adam and Eve vs. the Big Bang 

Event discusses relationship between religion and science 

By Brielle Domings 
Staff Writer 

Scholars came together to 
discuss the relationship between 
religion and science in a sympo- 
sium held in the Hoehl Welcome 
Center, Oct. 23. Speakers includ- 
ed St. Michael’s religious studies 
professor James Byrne, a profes- 
sor from University of Arizona, 
and the head director of Pfizer 
Global Research Technologies. 

In recent years, the debates 
surrounding religion and science 
have become increasingly polar- 
ized, Byrne said. 

The symposium _ brought 
people from both disciplines who 
believe both science and religion 
point to truth, albeit, by different 
routes, said Edward Mahoney, de- 
partment chair of Religious Stud- 

“The attempt was to bring to- 
gether scholars of science and reli- 
gion to help bridge the gap in the conversa- 
tion between the two,’ Mahoney said. 

Victor Hruby was the first of the three 
guests to speak to an audience of about 
30. Hruby is a professor emeritus of bio- 
chemistry and molecular biophysics at Ari- 
zona Research Laboratories and professor 
emeritus of neuroscience at the University 
of Arizona. He discussed how human be- 
havior, historically believed to be a trait 
es based, oD oral yalues, can be manipulated 
by small chemical changes in molecules of, 

“We can change our biology,” Hruby 

Both science and_religion are arro- 
gant, Hruby said. 

“Arrogance on both sides of the equa- 

tion is no progress,” Hruby said. “There’s 
no way that we can move forward unless 
they inform each other.” 

Byrne focused on how Americans’ re- 
ligious beliefs can make them distrust sci- 
ence, citing the debate between creation- 
ism and evolution. 

“Forty-two percent of Americans 
think that God created humans in their 
present form sometime in the past 10,000 
years,” Byrne said, citing a 2005 Pew Re- 
search Center poll. 

*Byrne emphasized the importance of 
religion and science coming together. 

“Scientists need to understand that re- 
ligion isn’t going away and religion must 
accept that science has proven some things 
as fact,” he said. 

The final speaker, Tomi Sawyer, dis- 
cussed his work as a drug discovery sci- 

entist to conclude the symposium. He 
talked about how his career was “a quest 
for knowledge in advancing breakthrough 
medicines for the war on disease,” sharing 
his faith through good works, and being a 
scientist with a passion for life. Sawyer is 
senior director of Pfizer Global Research 
Technologies and head of chemical sci- 
ences at Pfizer Technology Center in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

“T’ve focused my research on what 
I think is highly important medieal re- 
search,” Sawyer said. 

In his earlier years, Sawyer discovered 
a breakthrough molecule called melanotan 
I (MTD), a peptide that affects skin pig- 
mentation. He has worked on infectious 
diseases, including HIV, and is currently 
involved in cancer drug discovery, Sawyer 

Photo by Meg Bookless. 
An audience in the Hoehl Welcome Center listens to Victor Hruby, a professor emeritus of neuroscience at the University of Arizona. 

“Tt’s important when you go into sci- 
ence to have some foundation of ethics,” 
Sawyer said. “At some point, you will be 
challenged in your career on something 
you don’t find intellectually challenging or 
something that compromises your faith.” 

Juniors Ashley Colloton and Allie 

_ Dunn attended the symposium. ~ 

“T think it was really informative and 
I went into it not knowing what it was 
about,” Colloton said. 

“T feel like we need to be aware.of. 
what’s going on and how everything con- 
nects,” Dunn said. : 

The event had a good turnout from 
both faculty and students, Mahoney said. 

“I was very pleased to have really fine 
scholars and that they were able to interact 
with students,” Mahoney said. 

Horse lovers try to organize equestrian club 

By Kaitlin Couillard 
Staff Writer 

A group of St. Michael’s students, 
led by transfer student Sarah Jean, are 
trying to establish an Equestrian club on 
campus. Potential members are working 
on fund-raising and achieving club status 
through the Student Association. The club 
would provide trail rides and lessons, if it 
achieved club status. 

Jean, who transferred from Middle- 
bury College, said she was surprised St. 
Michael’s had no equestrian club. A\I- 
though her family participated in dog 
shows, Jean said she was never overly in- 
terested in horses. 

“Every little kid has a fascination with 
unicorns, but that’s as far as my interest 
went,” Jean said. 

Jean went backpacking in Ireland dur- 
ing her sophomore year at Middlebury and 
met a group of Jockeys who invited her to 
spend time on their farm. 

On the farm, Jean met Foley, a 17-hand 
mare, nicknamed, “Foley the Rocket.” 

“She and I were a great team. I really 
trusted her and | think she liked my sense 
of adventure,” Jean said. 

Jean sent out a mass e-mail asking if 
anyone would be interested in starting an 
equestrian club. She received six responses 
within three hours, and 100 within a week, 
Jean said. 

“Horses are a huge responsi- 
bility. It’s like having a kid, 
but they’re a kid for their 
entire life.” 

Sarah Jean 
head of equestrian group 

Three of the students who responded, 
Raychel Eulau, Sarah Steenbeek and Aim- 
mee Boyle, became the potential club’s 
board of directors. - 

The first obstacle the group faces is 
finding a barn. The board members would 
like to keep the barn within the Williston, 
Colchester and Essex area, but they will 
consider other locations, Jean said. 

Members have visited Imajica, an 
equestrian center in Williston, though it 
is not a feasible option, because the center 
houses Dutch Warm bloods which are of- 
ten high-strung, large and very expensive 
horses, Jean said. 

New Horizons in Essex is a choice. If 
selected, however, a second barn will be 
needed for beginner riders. New Horizons 
only has advanced horses. 

An appropriate horse for a beginner 
should be calm, have been taught lessons 
for an extended period of time and be fairly 

predictable, Jean said. 

The board is also looking for barns 
that would accept a flat fee, supply hel- 
mets, have an indoor arena and, if possible, 
be heated. ; 

“To go to the S.A. we have to have done 

something, but unfortunately we can’t do ~ 

anything without money,” Jean said. If club 
status is granted, then more students will 
take lessons, which will make individual 
costs cheaper, Jean said. 

Lessons would be roughly one hour. 
This does not include the time needed for 

grooming, tacking, warming up and cool-— 

ing down the horse, Jean said. There would 
be 10 to 12 lessons a semester. 

Other costs would include individual 
dues of $150 per semester, riding gloves to 
protect against the cold and chaffing from 
the reins and riding boots, which range 
from $60-500, depending on the material 
and length. Although sweatpants can be 
worn, Jean recommends ridding pants be- 
cause of the extra padding in the knees and 
around the butt. 

“Horses are a huge responsibility,” 
Jean said. “It’s like having a kid, but 
they’re a kid for their entire life.” 

Trail rides would also take place 
throughout the semester. While the lessons 
would primarily be English style, focusing 
on techniques and posture, the trail rides 
would be Western, the style of cowboys, 
Jean said. 

The first trail ride will take place on 
Nov. 11 at Mountain View Ranch in Dan- 
by, Vt. It will only be open to advanced 

Steenbeek works at Mountain View 
Ranch. She lived in Long Island, N-Y. and 
started riding when she was nine. 

“T usually ride Western so it will be 
good for me to take English lessons,” 
Steenbeek said. “It’s another chance to get 
better at something I love.” 

Boyle said she spent time at her aunt’s 
horse ranch in Sattle River, N.J. 

“The Wilderness Program takes ad- 
vantage of the natural beauty around us,” 
Boyle said. “This is an extension of that. 
It’s another way to share the beauty of the 

Jean and the other board members have 
broken the lessons into four levels. Level 
one: for those who have never ridden, or 
are only comfortable at a walk. Level two: 
for those who are comfortable at a walk 
and trot. This level will focus on cantering. 
Level three: members must be comfortable 
and competent at walk, trot and cantor. The 
focus will be on jumping skills. Level four: 
For those who are comfortable with walk, 
trot, cantor and jumping. 

Tue DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 



Raising environmental awareness 
Green Up holds fall festival to promote light bulb changes on campus 

By Amanda Pelley 
Staff Writer 

Students gathered for Green 
Up SMC’s Harvest Fall Barbecue 
on Friday, Oct. 20. The Barbecue, 
which was originally planned to 
be held on the library lawn, was 
forced indoors to Eddie’s student 
lounge, due to rain. 

The festival was scheduled to 
have speakers and musical perfor- 
mances, but they were cancelled 
because of the weather. However, 
* the club was still able to conduct 
some of its festivities. 

“We just wanted people to 
have fun on a fall Friday after- 
noon,’ Green Up member Zach 
. Mangione said. “It was a’ chance 
to get our name out there and 
make people aware of some of our 
goals for the semester.” 

At the barbecue, there was a 
variety of pumpkins to pick from 
and decorate with paint. An as- 
sortment of food, like Ben & 
Jerry’s ice cream, veggie burgers 
and caramel covered apples was 

“The rain kept us from hav- 
ing anything outdoors, except 
when I managed to grill 12 burg- 
ers,” Mangione said. 

The event promoted the kick- 
off to Green Up’s Light Bulb 
Exchange. The program encour- 
ages students to bring their used 
incandescent light bulbs to be 
exchanged for free, compact fluo- 
rescent light bulbs. ‘ 

“We just want people to 
take care of what they 
have before it’s gone.” 

Kara MackKeil 
Green Up SMC member 

Compact fluorescent light 
“bulbs (CFL) are more efficient 
and last longer than regular in- 
candescent light bulbs. Green Up 
is promoting these bulbs to reduce 
the campus’s energy costs. 

Changing the use of lighting 
around campus, as well as having 
festivals, is part of Green Up’s 
mission to raise environmental 
awareness on campus. 

“We are not guerilla environ- 
mentalists,” sophomore Green Up 
member Kara MacKeil said. “We 
just want people to take care of 
what they have before it’s gone.” 

The club’s philosophy is to 
raise awareness on conserving 
energy, Mangione said. It wants 
to promote responsibility to cre- 
ate a more efficient environment. 

With sponsorship from Ef- 
ficiency Vermont and the Ver- 
mont Campus Energy Group, 
the club can fund the Light Bulb 
Exchange. Mangione is the co- 
ordinator of the program and is 
largely responsible for making 
the program effective on campus. 

To get students involved, a 

table was set up in Alliot Hall to 
promote the Vermont Collegiate 
Change a Light Challenge. The 

_ challenge is a campaign which 

encourages students at all Ver- 
mont colleges and universities to 
change at least one incandescent 
bulb to an energy efficient bulb. 

On display at the club’s table 
was a bicycle with a generator 
that was set up so anyone could 
try peddling to power an ordinary 
light bulb. After, participators 
had the option to try powering 
two CFL bulbs. 

“Powering two CFL bulbs 
was so much easier than just 
powering an ordinary light bulb 
alone,’ sophomore Kristen Sa- 
lierno said. “I never realized how 
much energy is wasted when you 
use regular light bulbs.” 

Green Up plans to exchange 
as many light bulbs as possible, 
Mangione said. Students ex- 
changed 100 light bulbs on the 
first day of the event, and Man- 
gione said he plans to go door- 
to-door, trading students regular 
light bulbs for the energy efficient 
CFL bulbs at no cost. 

Club members said they have 
high hopes for this year, with a 
goal to improve the recycling pro- 
gram on campus. 

“We also want to provide 
some more education to people so 
that they know exactly how to re- 
cycle and maybe be motivated to 
do it,’ Mangione said. 

=~ Photo by Meg Bookless 

As part of Green Up’s fall activities, the Women’s Center organized a 

vegetarian dinner and movie night. 

Students volunteer at the Haunted Forest 

Dancing and scare tactics contribute to this Halloween tradition 


Photo courtesy of Jana Beagley 

A volunteer at the Haunted Forest crouches among the jack-o-lanterns, 
dressed to scare all of the children passing by. 

By Katie Colleran 
Staff Writer 

Ghosts spoke, the devil ap- 
peared and pumpkins glowed. 
It was just another night in the 
Haunted Forest. 

During the weekends of Oct. 
20 and Oct. 27, the Catamount 
Family Center in Williston hosted 
the 26th Annual Haunted Forest.. 

Sara Haggerty, the Forest’s 
manager and volunteer coordina- 
tor, has been with the production 
for four years. She said she has 
seen it increase in popularity with 
about 6,500 people coming every 

“It’s become something peo- 
ple have participated in and now 
bring their kids to,” Haggerty 

The Forest is run by Fun for 
Change, a non-profit organiza- 
tion founded to keep the tradition 
of the Forest alive, Haggerty said. 
One of the reasons the forest can 
remain non-profit is because of 
the more than 400 volunteers who 
help every year, Haggerty said. 
St. Michael’s students have vol- 
unteered at the Forest in the past. 

“As far as show stuff, we 
couldn’t do it without the volun- 
teers,” Haggerty said. 

This year, first-years Sarah 
Smolen and Catherine Rubicam 
worked at the Forest. Smolen said 

the first weekénd she acted in one 
of the Forest’s skits and the next 
she was a trail tour guide. Rubi- 
cam said she was in the same skit 
and was also a tour guide. 

“T definitely liked that our 
skit was funny,’ Rubicam said. 
She played an hotel guest whose 
soul was stolen by Smolen’s char- 

“Kids and parents would be 
laughing at ours, then walk away 
and scream at something else,” 
Smolen said. Both volunteers said 
it was their first time at the For- 
est, but they hope to return. 

The Forest, which was set up 

along the ski trails at the Cata-- 

mount Center, had visitors follow 
a path lit-up by carved pumpkins 
and move from skit to skit. 

“We also have a scare team 
that waits in the forest,’ Haggerty 
said. “They break branches and 
jump out at people.” 

Phyllis DeLaricheliere, the 
instructor of St. Michael’s intra- 
mural hip-hop class, has been a 
choreographer for the Forest for 
five years. St. Michael’s students 
perform a dance skit at the Forest. 
DeLaricheliere said .every year 
she comes up with something dif- 
ferent for the dancers to perform. 

“The Forest is like Mr. 
Toad’s wild ride of theater,’ she 
said. “I love it because I get to in- 
troduce the girls to the Forest. | 

get a big kick out of seeing their 

DeLaricheliere also works 
with Champlain College students 
and said she likes to get both 
schools involved in the produc- 

“Tt’s really wonderful to have 
the two colleges working togeth- 
er,” she said. 

Junior Amy Kingston was 
one of the students from St. Mi- 
chael’s who volunteered to dance. 
This was her first year dancing at 
the Forest and her first outdoor 
show, Kingston said. 

~ “T can honestly say that I’ve 
never experienced anything like 
that before,’ Kingston said. 

Haggerty said besides the 
skits and being outside, another 
part of the Forest’s appeal is its 

“The Forest is a really safe, 
fun, drug and alcohol-free activ- 
ity,” she said. “Parents don’t have 
to worry when they drop their 
kids off and the kids can just have 
a good time.” 

Although the Forest has spe- 
cial children’s matinees, it is not 
only for younger kids. Rubicam 
said she would not hesitate to 
recommend the Forest to college 

“Tf you like Halloween, you'll 
love the trail,” she said. 


Ture DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


Music for every day of the week 

Entertainment for all is happening at the Lincoln Inn 

By Jessica Watts 
Staff Writer 

Only about two miles from cam- 
pus sits a historic site that has been 
part of Vermont for more than 100 
years. The Lincoln Inn, located in 
Essex Junction, has a different type of 
music every night of the week. 

The Inn has 12 different rooms 
like a tavern, restaurant, coffee shop, 
banquette rooms and business rooms. 
Manager Bryant Hamrell said he hopes 
to attract more of a college crowd. 

“We may not have Japhy Ryder 
performing, but we have everything 
else,’ Hamrell said. “We have space 
for just about anything. Lots of locals 
come in who enjoy live entertainment 
and good drinks and good food.” 

The Inn hasn’t rented out rooms 
since the 1970s, Hamrell said. It is 
close to the train station in the junction 
at Five Corners. People often visited 
the Inn because they needed a place to 
sleep and eat, Hamrell said 

“The Inn was built in the 1860s by 
a doctor who had 11 daughters,’ Ham- 
rell said. “It was popular in the 1870s 
for young, lonely men.” 

There are plenty of rooms for ev- 
erything anyone can imagine, except 
sleeping, co-owner Alex McEwing 

The Lincoln inn i is packed seven 


nights 4 week because of the year-old 

trend of having music every night. This ~ 

began during Halloween last year, and 
there has been music ever since, McE- 
wing said t 

“T worked in the radio business 
for 15 years, so I had a concert, event 

and promoting background,’ McE- 
wing said. 

Because there are so many differ- 
ent genres of music played at the Inn, 
there is a variety of people who come 
to listen to the music, McEwing said. 

“Each night there is a different 
genre, so each night it brings in a dif- 
ferent group of. people,’ McEwing 

McEwing bought the Lincoln Inn 
with his brother two years ago, and 
many things have changed since. 

“The Inn is about 22,000 square 
feet and can hold up to 400-500 peo- 
ple,’ Hamrell said. “Before the McE- 
wing brothers took over, only 10,000 
square feet was used.” 

McEwing said when he and his 
brother took over, they changed the in- 
frastructure, the employment and the 

“We kept the best of the Greek 
food that the previous owners: served 
and expanded on the American food,” 
McEwing said. 

Leo Couture, from Jeffersonville, 
said he has been coming to the Lincoln 
Inn for about 15 years. - 

“I come here because of the good 
atmosphere, good people, good service 
and good music,” Couture said. 

Some nights are geared toward 
college students, but every night the 
scene is made for whatever people are 

Photo by Jessica Watts 

Here stands a novel place, with wonderful food inside you can taste. Now on the meee for it listen- 
ing pleasure, music too wonderful for you even to measure. 

“Also, students can come here early 
and don’t have to go to class hung-over 
the next day.” 

The Lincoln Inn is an ideal place 

What: The Lincoln inn 
When: Check for times at www. 

interested i in, McEwing said. 

The music starts around 9 p.m. 
and plays until 1 a.m. On the week- 
ends, the entertainment goes from 7- 
10 p.m., Hamrell said 

“Tt’s early enough so moms and 
dads can still come out,’ Hamrell said. 

Photo by Alyssa Baldino 
Above is a print made by Nikel using a woodblock she carved into and covered with ink. The 
woodblock is covered with a piece of paper and sent through a press. 

where parents can say, ‘Hey Vermont 
isn’t so bad, 

to take parents, McEwing said. 6...) qespie ive.Corners i in Essex 
“You can get a great meal, great live eee Nights: — 
entertainment and a local atmosphere _ Monday: Open mic 


” McEwing said. 

By Alyssa 

Name: Erin Nikel 

Age: 20 

Class: Junior 

Majors: Art and Education 
Hometown: Shelburne, Vt. 

How long have you been doing art? 
Technically, I’ve been coloring my. whole 
life, but I didn’t get serious with it until high 
school, when I started taking art classes. 

What’s your favorite type of art? — 
Multimedia. I like collage, painting and 
photographs, too. I like doing all of the in- 
dividual things, but ultimately I just want to 
throw it all together. 

Who is your favorite artist? 

Keith Haring. He was popular in the ’80s 
when he started out by painting on subway 
walls. He did really simplified drawings of 
people and I like the idea of doing random 
public art. 

What type of medium do you like to use? 
I doodle a lot in general, so I like Sharpies. 
They’re bold and they travel well. 

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The Talent Showcase 

Revealing creative abilities of the student body 

Do you see yourself doing something With 
art in the future? 
Yes, I want to be a high school art teacher. 

If you could have painted any famous. 
painting, what would it be? 

I like that painting in Alliot done on the 
map. I wish I came up with that idea first. 
I would want my painting to be hanging in 
Alliot, too. 
Is there an art class that stands out to 

I really liked printmaking with woodblocks. 
It was something I’ve never done before and 
I liked the challenge. 

If you could meet any artist who would it 
be and why? 

Andy Warhol. He seems like an interesting 
guy. I just want to see what’s going omin his 

. head like, “So, you like Campbell’s Soup?” 

Is there something you want to paint that 
you haven’t yet? 

Other people. I’ve done self portraits, but 
I’ve never painted someone else. 

If you could only listen to three CDs the 
rest of your life, what would they be? 

All of my Cake albums. I also listen to the 
Garden State soundtrack a lot. Oh, and “Jock 
Jams Vol. 3.” It always pumps me up. 


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THE DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 



Under celestial skies 
Good ol’ days in Mexico 

t is by no mistake that there 

is only one word in Spanish 

to define both sky and heav- 
en. There is no differentiation, 
because in Mexico they truly are 
one and the same. El cielo es el 
cielo, the sky 
is heavenly. As 
I write now, I 
am sitting on 
the stoop of a 
vacant house, 
watching the 
sun set behind 
a volcano, 
listening to 
Ziggy Marley 
—————_ tell me, “these 
be the good ol’ days.” I believe 
this state of mind is described as 
something like Nirvana. 

Five minutes ago, I was on 
the public bus heading home 
from school, however, I couldn’t 
resist the heaven’s beckoning to 
sit and watch its celestial perfor- 
mance. So, I got off the bus and 
here I am, still miles away from 
my house, looking at the clouds. 
The pinks and oranges are melt- 
ing together, and the glow of a 
golden sun is leaking out from 
behind the darkening clouds. 
This is the epitome of peaceful- 
ness, an intangible realization of 
the wonder that is Mexico. 

I have been living the past 
22 months behind this enchant- 
ing curtain of amazement, but I 




This is the epitome 
of peacefulness, an 
intangible realization 
of the wonder that is 

feel what I see is not really an 
illusion. It’s more that I find 
beauty in day-to-day things, for 
the pure reason that they are 
Mexican. While I.ride the bus 
with my knees squished against 
the metal seat in front of me, 
or bounce down a rocky moun- 
tain road in the back of a pickup 
truck or hike through the mud 
down the side of a mountain to 
a secluded waterfall, I am in awe 
of the beauty. 

My eyes feast on the vibrant- 
ly colored houses, the peacocks 
that walk around campus, the 
cacti, the neon signs inside the 
churches, the mariposas that flut- 
ter in pursuit of one another and 
the lizards that scuttle around as 
if they own the world. I find joy 
in the smell chilés so fiery they 
make my eyes tear and in the fact 
that milk doesn’t have to be re- 
frigerated. I find joy in the man 
standing on the bus playing his 
guitar am} singing La Llorona, in 
the indigenous women kneeling 

on‘ their blankets “Selling beans, 

in the taco vendors in the streets 

Photo by Lindsey Howland 

Berberan on the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico. 

calling, “Giierita, gtierita!” and 

. in the glorious clouds in the ab- 

solutely heavenly sky. I am in 
love with Mexico. 

I know as an outsider, my 
experiences here are different 
from those of the Mexicans. I 
don’t have to deal with the day- 
to-day problems of hunger and 
destitution. I don’t mind the rain 
because I know T have a warm 
house with dry clothes nearby. 

I realize that my perception is 
skewed and that perhaps if this 
were my true home, I would not 
be so fascinated by every little 
thing. But to me, this is heaven. 

Julia Berberan is a sophomore 
Spanish major. Contact her at 

A country of beauty and horror 

Jennifer Kerns 
Guest Columnist 

he firecrackers 

ceased after the weekend- 

long celebration for the 
Hindu holiday, Devali, the cele- 
bration of lights. The firecrackers 
here are made out of gunpowder 
and gum wrappers and hundreds 
of children run around blowing 
them up everywhere. Stray dogs 
eat up the gunpowder remains 
while scrounging through’ the 
heaps of rubbish that line the 
streets. Some of them die. 

The locals here in Bodh 
Gaya, India, despite their inhu- 
mane socio-economic situation- 
soften invite tourists into their 
homes, whipping up some of 
the most delicious food known 
to man. This can get awkward, 
because they don’t cook enough 
for themselves and can’t afford 
the food they offer. They sit and 
watch guests eat. It’s a sobering 

My roommates and I are 
in a Buddhist studies program 
through Antioch College. We're 
living in a Burmese monastery 
situated across the river from a 
village called Sujata. The best 
part about Sujata is this enor- 
mous Banyon tree in the coun- 
tryside with a trunk that you can 
walk through like a maze. Many 
people gather here to nap, talk, 
smoke hash and play sitar. 

The most famous tree in 

have . 

Jennifer Kerns is participating in a Buddhist studies program 

Photo by Jennifer Kerns 

through Antioch College in Bodh Gaya, India. 

these parts of India, or perhaps 
the most famous tree in the 
world, is the Bodhi tree, located 
at the Maha Bodhi Temple. This 
Bodhi tree is believe to be a de- 
scendant from the original Bo- 
dhi tree under which Sakyamuni 
Buddha attained enlightenment. 
I am collecting Bodhi seeds to 
grow trees back home. | think a 
few Bodhi trees would be a great 
addition to campus. 

The children in India are 
angelic and demonic at the same 

time. They are learning a dis- 
honest and manipulative trade of 
business. They are good at tak- 
ing advantage of tourists who 
feel sorry for them. 

Sexuality in India is sup- 

_pressed. Many acts of harass- 

ment and violence toward wom- 
en result. Women are given no 
resources to counter the unjust 
acts and are made to wear two 
layers of clothes and never leave 
their houses. Everywhere you 
go, most of the people you see 

are men. Interactions with men 
are taken as a sexual advance- 
ment in some way if you are not 
careful. You do run into women 
here, but it’s only if they are in 
the sex trade, it’s a Hindu holi- 
day or they are part of the beggar 
mafia. Begging is an organized 
business here. 

The streets are teeming with 
animals. Goats, horses, cows, 
chickens and dogs walk around 
scrounging for food. People own 
some of the animals but most are 
homeless and graze the streets 
due to the lack of fields in the im- 
mediate area. One very nice dog 
that my roommate named Am- 
biance, has become our friend. 
He’s very Western in the sense 
that he doesn’t act neurotic and 
you can’t see his ribs. He gives 
us hope for the rest of the starv- 
ing animal population. 

India is unpredictable. One 
minute it can be shockingly 
beautiful and the next, shock- 
ingly horrific, which is great 
because I have learned to stop 
making plans. All planning re- 
ally does is bring suffering once 
you realize expectations never 
quite measure up to reality. | am 
finding I never need to be any- 
where else but in the moment it- 
self. I’m trying to always begin 
my days with a full water bottle 
and a smile on my face. 

Jennifer Kerns is a senior psy- 
chology major. 

Here’s poop 
in your eye - 

worked a desk job for years, 
[= no inspiration and drank 
a lot. Most mornings I wres- 
tled my children out of bed and 
through breakfast in a rushed 
morning ritual. 

This ritual COLUMNS 
changed _ one EDITOR 

morning five 

years ago, as 

I traced the 

curves of Pond 

Road in a mad 

rush to get the 

kids to day- 

care. Nature sent 
a huge plop on 
my windshield. This gift landed 
dead center of my view. As the 
children roared with laughter, I 
toggled on the wipers to find I 
was out of wiper fluid. 

As I dealt with this minor di- 
saster, I realized I might have read 
the book “Green Eggs and Ham” 
by Dr. Seuss one too many times. 
My daughter, who was three at 
the time, was shouting over and 
over, “I do not like birdie poop on 
my window, I do not like it on my 
car. I do not like it in my hair, I do 
not like it anywhere!” 

If that wasn’t bad enough, 
my son sang, “Birdie, birdie in the 
sky,-why’d you do that in my eye? 
I won’t laugh and I won’t cry, ’m 
just glad that cows don’t fly!” 

I had consumed three cups of 
coffee that morning to deal with 
a hangover and my nerves were 
shot. The chorus was more than 
I could handle and I couldn’t see, 
so I yanked the steering wheel to 
the right, stopping on the side of 
the road. The pull-off I landed in 
looks out at Mount Mansfield. It’s 
designed to let people gaze at the 
magnificent scene. Not once had 
I stopped there before. 

I was upset because I knew 
I would be late for work. I ripped 
off my seat belt and turned 
around. As my bloodshot eyes 
met with the laughing eyes of my 
children, I realized it was the first 
time I had really looked at them 
all morning. 

I began to laugh — at myself. 
I peered out between white and 
gray streaks of poop at the dark 
purple mountain in front of me 
,and realized the significance of 
the moment. 

Sometimes we find ourselves 
frustrated with the demands of 
our lives and neglect to stop and 
think. That day, five years ago, 
bird poop inspired not only po- 
etry, it instilled in me the impor- 


. tance of what it means to be in the 


What surrounds me is not 
only important, it’s sacred. Adults 
often fall into the displaced prior- 
ity trap — just working to pay 
the bills and drinking alcohol to 
create a synthetic fleeting escape 
from it all. This is not truly liv- 
ing. Only when we stop every- 
thing and become aware do we 
see what is real, true and beauti- 

What's your view? If you'd like 
to respond or write your own 
column, write to lmonty@smcevt. 
edu. Send letters to the editor to 


THE DerenDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


63 St,,Michael's College Chapel 

11:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. 


Nancy Nahra of Champlain Col- 
lege explores Dan Brown’s best 
selling novel 

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington 
7 p.m. 

Contact: 863.3403 


By William Mastrosimone 
McCarthy Arts Center 
Through Nov. 11 

7-9 p.m. 

Contact: 654.2203 

Contemporary dance meets 
extreme sports 

Flynn Center, Burlington 
7:30 p.m. 

Tickets $40 / $34 / $26 
Contact: 863.5966 


By William Shakespeare 
Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM 

Through Nov. 12 

7:30 p.m. 

Tickets $17 

Contact: 656.2094 


Photo courtesy of Higher Ground 
The Black Crowes will play at Higher Ground on Nov. 2. 


Judy Lief Lecture 

St. Edmund's Hall 

Noon-1 p.m. 

Contact: 654.2615 


Rev. Gregory Kalscheur Lecture 
Hoehl Welcome Center 

4-5 p.m. 

Contact: 654.2615 


McCarthy Arts Center 

Gallery talk 6-7 p.m. 

Contact: 654.2615 


St. Edmund’s Hall 

7-8 p.m. 

Contact: 654.2615 


CVU Drama Fall Musical 
Champlain Valley Union High 
School, Hinesburg 

Through Nov. 4 

Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m. 
Tickets $8 

Contact: 482.6955 

Higher Ground, South COMPETITION 
Burlington Architects use canned goods to 

Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. 

$40 advance, $45 day of show 
All ages 

Contact: 652.0777 


Jenni Johnson & Friends 
Lincoln Inn, Essex Junction 
7 p.m.-10 p.m. 


Contact: 878.3309 


Greg Grandin will offer a ses- 
sion on Empire’s Workshop: 
Latin America, The United 
States and the Rise of the New 

St. Edmund's Hall 

Noon-1 p.m. 

Contact: 654.2615 


Younge Khachab Rinpoche 
teaches ancient Tibetan healing 
Old Shelburne Town Hall 
Through Nov. 5 

Fri. 7-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 
a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. 

Bring a Chod Damaru Drum 
and bell 

Contact: 730.2040 or snwsrh@ 

Monthly art extravaganza 
Art venues throughout 

5-8 p.m. 


Contact: 264.4839 or info@ 

Champagne and chocolates 
Shelburne Art Center Gallery, 

7-9 p.m. 

Contact: 985.3648 or info@ 


Flynn Center, Burlington 

$23 adults, $19 students 

8 p.m. 

Contact: 863.5966 or market- 


Lincoln Inn, Essex Junction 
9 p.m.-close 


Contact: 878.3309 


P= ee SS ee eee ee ee ee oe ee ee eee ee eee eee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee eee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee 

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Religious leaders from 
I across Iraq's sectarian 


U.S. military command- 
er in Iraq says Iraqi se- 


Prime Minister 
Nouri Maliki pledges to 


Reports out of Iran in- 
dicate its taking steps 

create amazing sculptures 
University Mall, South 

9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 


Contact: 476.3341 or jsterm- 


Meet 300 alpacas representing 
more than 100 breeders from 
across the country 
Champlain Valley Exposition, 
Essex Junction 

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9:30 
a.m. -4:30 p.m. 

Contact: 766.2105 or alpaca 


A Vermonter for the World 
Showcase of life works 

South Burlington Community 
Library, South Burlington 

2 p.m. 


Contact: 652.7080 


With Susan Squier 

Lincoln Inn, Essex Junction 
6 p.m.-9 p.m. 


Contact: 878.3309 

Sponsored by the Champlain 
Valley Quilter’s Guild 
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Contact: 859.9810 

A one-woman show by Elena 
Dodd chronicling Roosevelt’s 
life as wife of the president 
Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 

1 p.m. 


Contact: 878.4918 


~ Prints commissioned by the 

Jewish Museum between 1969 
and 2000 on the occasion of 
the Jewish New Year 

- Firehouse Center for the Visual 

Arts, Burlington 

Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. 

Contact: 865.7165 or bca@ 


Alliot, Vermont Room 
4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Contact: 654.2615 


Bob Degree yattret | 
Lincoln Inn, Essex Junction 

7 p.m.-10 p.m. 


Contact: 878.3309 



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Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on Nov. 4. 


Gunmen kidnap and kill / 

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THE DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 



Women’s soccer 

Franklin Pierce 
Massachusetts Lowell 



Southern New Hampshire 

Southern Connecticut 

‘American International 

Men’ Ss soccer 

American International 


Franklin Pierce . 11-1-1 16-1-3 


St. Anselm 

Field hockey 



Massachusetts Lowell 
St. Michael’ 's 



Frisbee soars 

By Brittany Hutton 
Staff Writer 

Despite the rain, the St. Michael’s Frisbee Club 
hosted a Halloween tournament, run by the club’s co- 
ordinator, Nick Stanton on Saturday, Oct. 28. 

Stanton arranges tournaments for the club and 
is in charge of its sched- : 
ule. The clib does not 
have a specific group of 
students who play every- 
day, but Stanton chooses 
the players that can play in 
tournaments and games. 
Some players can’t play all 
the time, so Stanton asks 
players if they can or can’t 
come to games. 

“Stanton does a great 
job coordinating and get- 
ting anyone he can to be 
involved,’ junior James 
DeLuca said. 

The team has played 
against schools like the 
University of Vermont and 
Johnson State College. At 
both schools, Frisbee is 
considered a varsity sport 
with schedules set during 
the summer. 

At St. Michael’s, the 
Frisbee Club is a student- 
run club, with Jennie Cer- 
nosia acting as its advi- 
sor The’ chub ‘gets’a $500 ° 
stipend from the Student 

Stanton said he notices which members partici- 
pate more than others and those who have shown im- 

“JT don’t want people playing who don’t care 
about the team or what they are doing here,” Stanton 
said. “I sty to delegate authority and make eyes 
help out.” 

First-year Rachel Davis is one of the few girls 
in the club. Davis, along with a few others students, 
tried to get a women’s Frisbee Club, but only a few 
students showed up. Davis said she wouldn’t mind 
seeing a women’s club, but enjoys playing with guys. 

“T’ve always played sports with guys, so it’s pe 

_ mal and it’s more competitive with guys anyways,” 

Davis said. 

JRyan Walker tosses a flying disc during: practice. 

Club hosts Halloween Tournament 

She said she would like to see a few more women 
join the club, but said the games are casual and seems 
to be working fine. 

“Nick does a_ great job,’ Davis _ said. 
“He lets everyone know what’s going on and is more 
than willing to welcome new people.” 

Stanton coordinated the Halloween Tournament 
on Oct. 28, on the 300s field. 
Anyone was allowed to sign 

Stanton printed fliers 
and sent e-mails through 
Cernosia to promote the 
event. He got the idea from 
a similar event held at Green 
Mountain College, he said. 

“A lot of people don’t 
know what we do for St. Mi- 

 chael’s,” Stanton said. 

In the past, the Frisbee 
Club has organized tourna- 
ments on P-Day and with the 
DREAM (Directing through 
Recreation, Education, Ad- 


Stanton wanted to in- 
corporate the entire student 
body in the tournament, not 
just members of the Frisbee 

Although it rained dur- 
ing the Halloween Tourna- 
ment, five out of seven teams 
showed up. The teams had to 

“dres#Upy arid the 'reahns with 
bate the best costumes won a cash 

The rain did not deter people from dressing up. 
Team Scuba Squad won a cash prize for best cos- 

Photo-by Meg Bookless - 

* tumes for their wet Ulits. The money came from the 

$5 admission fee to participate in the tournament. 
The team that won the tournament was led by senior 
Dave Miller. 

“Tn the beginning it was kind of confusing and 
I had to track down people to see if they were still 
coming,’ ’ Stanton said. 

The morning brought on torrential downpours, 
but that didn’t stop them from playing. 

“Tt was a great turnout, great weather, great 
times,” junior Paul Molzon said. 

Stanton said he was pleased with the turnout and 
hopes to do the tournament again next year. 

Photo by Meg Bookless 


venture and Mentoring) PIO= ge: 

Senior Eric Low jumps to catch the flying dise during a Frisbee Club practice on Wednesday, Oct.,25. Thejuit, 5 
club generally holds practices three days a week at 4 p.m. on the lawn in front of Durick Library, Practices are” 
co-ed, as plans for having an all-female group fell through. 


Men’s Roster 

1 Chris Cayole Sr. F 

4 Garrett Calkins Fr. G 

5 James Sorrentine Jr. G 
12 Ryan Maloney Sr. G 
20 Ryan Rodrigues Fr. G 
23 Brendan Mullins Sr. G 
30 Craig Carey Jr.G 

33 Mike lola So. F 

35 Tom Piotrkiewicz Fr. F 
42 Jon Zylstra So. F 

50 Chris White So. F 

52 Milos Mirkovic Sr. F 
54 Brian Monahan Jr. F 

Tur DEFENDER Wednesday, Novemberr 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 


Basketball season gets underway 

Men look to strengthen defense, women focus on winning playoff game 

By Tessa Schraven 
Staff Writer 

The 2006-2007 men’s and women’s basketball 
seasons are set to tip-off as both teams are looking 
for playoff births. 

“We’re trying to make a significant improve- 
ment in the league standings this year,’ men’s head 
coach Tom said. 

The men’s team will play an exhibition game 
against the University of Vermont t. start the season 
on Nov. 4. The game is a tradition which always be- 
gins the season for the Knights. 

“Tt will give us a-good idea of where we're at,” 
O’Shea said. 

The team has been working on all aspects of the 
game. The players completed their preseason play 
and have entered the regular season practices. 

“A goal for us is in our defense where we strug- 
gle and we’ve been working hard on that,” senior 
Chris Cayole said. 

Brendan Mullins, the only captain and return- 
ing leading scorer in the Northeast-10, will look to 
leave an impression on his teammates in his last 
year. He played for the East Coast All Stars in an 
international competition this summer with some of 
the top Division I players, They traveled throughout 
Denmark and Sweden for nine days. 

“Tt was a great experience,’ Mul- 
lins said. “I hope because of the 
success we had that other kids get 
a chance to participate.” 

O’Shea said he expects first- 
years Garrett Calkins, Tom Pi- 
otrkiewicz and Ryan Rodrigues to step 
up and follow the tone the upperclassmen have 


“The-upperclassmen have stepped up and shown 
leadership and poise because that’s what we need to 

have a successful season,” O’Shea said. 

This year, the top team in the NE-10 will be a 
surprise because many teams lost players to gradu- 

It will give each team the opportunity to step up 
this year, Mullins said. The Knights are hoping to 
attract fans and take advantage of the home court. 

“Most teams play better at home,” O’Shea said. 

The Knights will host the DoubleTree Doc Ja- 
cobs Classic on Nov. 17 and 18, playing against the 
University of New Haven and Franklin Pierce Col- 

-Stonehill, with high hopes of com- 

“I’m excited to get it started and go out with 
a bang,” Cayole said. ' 

The women’s team will begin the season on 
Nov. 4 against Norwich University. Head coach 
Jennifer Niebling enters her third season and is 
looking to return to the playoffs. 

.“The playoffs are an assumed goal of this 
group.” Niebling said. 

Losing two key players, Brigid Hegarty and 
Holly Reeves, to graduation gives the three first- 
years, Meghan O’Shea, Alexis Keller and Mi- 
chelle Otey, an opportunity to get involved right 

“The first-years have come in and immedi- 
ately picked up on the program and adjusted to 
the-style of play,” junior Katie Barthelmes said. 

The first set of practices began Sept. 11 and 
emphasized “team defense” and getting used to 
playing together. The team is looking to play a 
fast-paced game and use its speed to get up and 
down the court, Niebling said. 

Senior captains Laura Grzewinski, Jevy 
Rayner and Dani Rayner have helped the team 
by bringing intensity to practices and pushing 
the team to work hard, Niebling said. This men- 
tality is due to the experience of the upperclass- 

“The twins and Laura have stepped up and 
have been showing good leadership,” junior Allison 
Dunn said. 

As the schedule unfolds, the 
Knights will face their toughest 
opponents, Southern Connecti- 
cut, American International and 

ing out victorious. 

“A large part is to keep the intensity from 
now until the middle of February when we are jock- 
eying for a playoff position,” Niebling said. 

“We're going to be really good,” junior Adri- 
enne Carpenter said. “We have a lot of depth and a 
lot of good returners. We’re more competitive than 
last year.” 

The women’s team fell to UMass Lowell in the 
quarterfinals of the NE-10 Tournament and ranked 
as high as seventh in the NCAA Division II Regional 
Rankings last season. 

® . Chris White 
Sea Men’s 



Women’s Roster 
5 Meg O’Shea Fr. G 

_ 10 Allison Dunn Jr. G 

12 Alexis Keller Fr. G 

14 Amy Pitchers Jr.C 
15 Laura Grzewinski S.C 
20 Adrienne Carpenter Jr. G 
21 Jevy Rayner Sr. F 
22 Dani Rayner Sr.F 
23 Megan O'Connor So. F 
30 Michelle Otey Fr. F 

33 Anna Florent So. C 

35 Erica Masi So. F 
AO Andrea Slaven So. G 
42 Katie Barthelmes Jr. F 

Erica Masi 

Sat 4 atVermont 3p.m. Exhibition 
Sun 12 Plattsburgh State 3 p.m. Exhibition 
Fri 17 Franklin Pierce 7 p.m. 
Sun 19 New Haven 3 p.m. 
fue 21 UMass Lowell * 7:30 p.m. 
Sun 26 at Pace * 1:30 p.m. 
Ved 29 at Merrimack * 7:30 p.m. 

at 2 Southern Connecticut * 3:30 p.m. 
ue 5 at American international * 7:30 p.m. 
pat 9 Le Moyne * 1:30 p.m. 
un 17 at Bentley * 3:30 p.m. 
Ved 20 St. Rose * 7:30 p.m. 
“ri 29 at Adelphi 6 p.m. 
Sat 30 at Felician 6 p.m. 


Ned 3 at Southern New Hampshire* 7:30 p.m. 

Sat 6 Stonehill * 3:30 p.m. 

* conference opponent 

Mon 8 at St. Thomas Aquinas 7 p.m. 
Thu 11 Assumption * 7:30 p.m. 

Sat 13 at St. Anselm * 3:30 p.m. 
Wed 17 Merrimack * 7:30 p.m. 

Sat 20 at UMass Lowell * 4 p.m. 
Sat 27 AIC * 3:30 p.m. 

Wed 31 at Le Moyne * 7:30 p.m. 


Sat 3 at St. Rose * 3:30 p.m. 

Tue 6 Bentley * 7:30 p.m. 

Sat 10 at Southern Connecticut * 3:30 

Wed 14 Bryant * 7:30 p.m. 

Sat 17 Pace * 3:30 p.m. 

Tue 20 at Franklin Pierce * 7:30 p.m. 

Sat 24 at NE-10 First Round 2 p.m. 

Mon 26 at NE-10 Quarterfinals 7 p.m. 

Thu 1 at NE-10 Semifinals 7 p.m. 
Sat 3 at NE-10 Championship 1 p.m. 


Sat 4 at Norwich 11 a.m. Exhibition 
Sun 5 Carleton 2 p.m. Exhibition 
Sun 12 McGill 1 p.m. Exhibition 

Fri 17 Franklin Pierce 5 p.m. 

Sun 19 €.W. Post 1 p.m. 

Tue 21 UMass Lowell * 5:30 p.m. 
Sun 26 at Pace * 3:30 p.m. 

Wed 29 at Merrimack * 5:30 p.m. 

Sat 2 Southern Connecticut * 1:30 p.m. 
Tue 5 at American International * 5:30 

Sat 9 Le Moyne * 3:30 p.m. 

Sun 17 at Bentley * 1:30 p.m. 

Wed 20 St. Rose * 5:30 p.m. 

Fri 29 at University of the Sciences 4 p.m. 
Sat 30 at Holy Family 6 p.m. 

Wed 3 at Southern New Hampshire*5:30 

Sat 6 Stonehill * 1:30 p.m. 

Thu 11 Assumption * 5:30 p.m. 

Sat 13 at St. Anselm * 1:30 p.m. 

Wed 17 Merrimack * 5:30 p.m. 

Sat 20 at UMass Lowell * 2 p.m. 

Sat 27 American International * 1:30 p.m. 
Wed 31 at Le Moyne * 5:30 p.m. 


Sat 3 at St. Rose * 1:30 p.m. 

Tue 6 Bentley * 5:30 p.m. 

Sat 10 at Southern Connecticut * 1:30 p.m. 
Wed 14 Bryant * 5:30 p.m. 

Sat 17 Pace * 1:30 p.m. 

Tue 20 at Franklin Pierce * 5:30 p.m. 

Sun 25 at NE-10 First Round 2 p.m. 

Tue 27 at NE-10 Quarterfinals 7 p.m. 

Fri 2 at NE-10 Semifinals 6/8 p.m. 
Sat 3 at NE-10 Championship 7 p.m. 

"THE DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 * Issue Number 6 



| Junior | Men’s Soccer | Wakefield, R.I. | Business/Economics 

Tim Williamson 

Why chosen: Williamson de- 
flected UMass Lowell’s fifth and 
final penalty kick attempt, setting 
up Glenn Sherman’s game-win- 
ning goal. 

High school: Barrington High tae 

Why SMC: Really enjoy Burlington and the community 

Favorite food: Steak. 

Pre-game rituals: Always touch the posts and the crossbar 
twice before each half or before a penalty kick. 

Superstitions: Listen to the same two Eminem songs right 
before we leave the locker room. 

Season highlight: Watching Glenn (senior Glenn Sherman) 
bury the fifth and final penalty kick vs. UMass Lowell to 
send us to the semifinals. 

NE-10 Season Honors 

as of Monday, Oct. 30 

. <= ANomon's soccer: Junior forward Kelly Boulter was named to the Women’s Soccer All-Confer- 

ence Second team. 

oF Men's soccer: Head coach Wade Jean was named NE-10 Coach of the Year for guiding the 
_ team t to an 11-5-4 season and its first appearance in the playoffs. Also earning honors for the 

were junior Yoshikazu Ishii (All-Conference Second Team), junior Tim he eco (All-Con- 
“ice ae _ senior Glenn Sherman (ar conte Third Team). 

Field hockey to host tournament game 

By Andrea Gosselin 

Sports Editor 

The field hockey team will host Bryant Uni- 
versity in the first round of the NE-10 Tournament, 

on Wednesday, Nov. 1. 

The team earned home field advantage with 
a 3-0 defeat of St. Anselm on Thursday, Oct. 26. 
Seniors Lindsay Brancaleone, Cassie Dewey and 
Megan Lagasse all scored forthe Knights. 

The team fell to UMass Lowell, 2-0, in its final 

With the injury of starting goalie Tina Nardi, 
sophomore Jordan Smalling has started the last 
three games, allowing just three goals over 233 
minutes of play. 

“It’s definitely a huge adjustment,” Smalling 
said. “It had been a full two years since I played in 
areal game. It was hard but it was easy at the same 
time. I couldn’t have done it without Tina.” 

The team is now focusing on Bryant, a team. 
it defeated 1-0, at home earlier this season, Slaven 

regular season game, on Sunday, Oct. 28. said. 

“Although yesterday we lost, yesterday played 
a big role in determining our play for the post-sea- 
son,” sophomore Andrea Slaven said. “This past 
week was a huge practice week for us and a game 
like yesterday is going to prepare us for the NE-10 


“Beating Bryant was a struggle, but we battled 
until the end and that is why we came out with a 
victory,” Slaven said. 

The Knights spent the majority of the season 
ranked in the STX/NHFCA Division II Poll. They 
enter the post-season ranked eighth. 

Photo by Meg Bookless 
Junior Michelle Haley battles for possession of the ball against St. Anselm College’s Lore Innamorati on 
Thursday, Oct. 26. St. Michael’s won the game, 3-0. 



By Haven Quinn 

The Uh-Oh feeling 

ou know that feeling 
you get when you see or 
did something stupid? 

It’s called the Uh-Oh feel- 
ing, and everyone at one time or 
another has felt it. 

The Uh-Oh feeling is like if 
you have obsessive compulsive 
disorder and you're at the fair, 
and you eat cotton candy and 
then realize there isn’t a sterile 
place to wash your hands. You 
have to spend the rest of the day 
at the fair with sticky hands. 

Huge Uh-Oh feeling. 

The Uh-Oh feeling is like 
when you're sitting in the movie 
theatre and the overweight man 
in front of you smells like rotten 
eggs and Natural Light. 


The Uh-Oh feeling could 
be heard all over the place dur- 
ing the annual St. Michael’s 
high ‘school Halloween dance 
last Saturday. 

The Halloween dance at 
St. Michael’s equals the Uh-Oh 
feeling from the start. Where 
else can girls walk around like 
prostitutes and where else can 

_ guys dress-up as girls? 


What do you think when 
you see five guys dressed as a 
boy band, completely OK with 
their sexuality? 


Junior Tom Burke was a 
man riding a horse. Good cos- 
tume, but looking at the pic- 
tures, Uh-Oh. 

There was a kid ina Whoop- 
ie Cushion costume. Uh-Oh. 

There were enough kids 
dressed up as gay construction 
workers to fill a Provincetown 
night club. 


There were Ghostbusters, 
guys in their underwear, girls 
with less clothing than strippers 
and a man in a pink, furry bun- 
ny costume. 


There were guys dressed as 
Duke University lacrosse play- 
ers and girls in booty shorts. 
And did I mention there were 
guys in booty shorts? 

Big time Uh-Oh. 

There was a human banana, 
a guy in a bra and spandex and 
a guy ina Tissue outfit that said, 
“blow me” on it. 


There was a kid dressed as 
Dr. McGillicuddy, who walked 
around with a handle of the pep- 
permint-flavored alcohol and 
asked if people needed an ap- 


There was a girl dressed as 
a Yankee’s player. 


Andy DiMasi gets, hands 
down, the biggest Uh-Oh for 
his costume. If you don’t know 
why, you can just ask his dad. 


There were girls covered in 
balloons, girls covered in spar- 
kles and girls covered in cheese. 
Why, you ask, were there girls 
covered in cheese? When pizza 
was delivered to the dance, girls 
ran over like it was free cone 
day at Ben & Jerry’s. 

There was a guy in a cow 
costume, guys in angel outfits, 
girls as truckers and even one 
girl dressed up as ’ Kim. 

Uh-Ob-I’m sorry. 

There were girls dressed as 
cracked-out beauty queens, girls 
dressed as Victoria’s Secret an- 
gels and some guy dressed as an 


It’s the world’s best and 
worst feeling. It’s the greatest 
feeling if you’re the one saying 
Uh-Oh. But if you’re the sub- 
ject of the Uh-Oh, well, then, 

What do you think Security 
first thought when they saw a 
kid dressed as a condom? 


Would you like to know 
what Jennie Cernosia thought 
when she saw Matt Hall dressed 
as a pickle vendor? 


Remember those _ kids 
dressed as construction work- 
ers? If you didn’t get the Uh- 
Oh feeling when you saw them 
grinding on a chair, then Uh-Oh 
to your life. 

goes to the kid dressed as Super 

Me: What are you? 

Girl: Um, well, ahh, I’m a 

Me: No, I know you’re a 
freshmen because you're the 
first one at the dance. I’m ask- 
ing what your costume is. 

Girl: Wait, so you’re not 
asking what year I am? 

Me: Uh-Oh, looks like 
someone slipped through ad- 

Some people were so ex- 
cited to dance with strippers, 
construction workers and Jose 
Cuervo bottles that they broke 
their collar bones. 


Kid: Is four handles and 60 
beers enough to get eight people 

Cashier at store: Uh-Oh. 

When you wake up in the 
Colchester Correctional Facility 
the next morning, that’s defi- 
nitely an Uh-Oh. 

The Halloween dance is an 
Uh-Oh of fun. Any event where 
you can dress up as the opposite 
sex and be OK with yourself the 
next day is an Uh-Oh of fun. 

From cracked-out beauty 
queens to a guy tennis play- 
er wearing women’s clothes, 
whenever we get an extra hour 
because of day light savings, 
that’s an Uh-Oh. 


Tue DEFENDER * Wednesday, November 1, 2006 @ Issue Number 6 


Men’s soccer falls 1n semifinals 

Williamson, Sherman lead team past UMass Lowell in quarterfinals 

By Andrew Parise 
Staff Writer 

The men’s soccer team saw its run for the NE-10 
Championship end on Friday, Oct. 27, with a 1-0 loss 
to Southern Connecticut. 

St. Michael’s gave up only its second first-half 
goal of the season when Kieron Jennings connected 
on a DJordje Jankovic pass with 8:07 left in the first 

The Knights’ best opportunity to tie the game 
came in the second half when sophomore Sean 
Malvey shot a pass from graduate student Sam Pi- 
otrowski over the cross bar. 

It was the last game for Piotrowski and Glenn 
Sherman, the team’s lone senior. Sherman will grad- 
uate tied for second place on the all-time scoring list, 
with 28 goals. 

The team advanced to the semifinal match with 
its 5-4 penalty kick victory over UMass Lowell on 
Tuesday, Oct. 24. 

More than 100 fans watched as the teams went 
back and forth for 90 minutes of regulation and two, 
10-minute sudden death overtimes. 

The game started rough for the Knights as they 
struggled to keep the ball in offensive play. 

“We had real trouble settling down in the first 
half,’ said junior Tim Williamson. “Everyone was 

Junior captain Matt Healy said coach Wade Jean 
didn’t need to say much during halftime to change the 
team’s game plan. 

“We all knew it wasn’t the best soccer we could 
play,” he said. “We just needed to go out there and 
play the best we could, like we did the rest of the sea- 

The only real change the team made during half- 
time, Williamson said, was to settle down and move 
the ball around on the turf, instead of the air. 

would charge him. This would allow him to pop it 
over his head and into the net, but the goalie denied 
him when he didn’t charge, Sherman said. 

“I should have ended the game right there,” 
Sherman said. 

Though they didn’t score, the offensive pres- 
sure gave the defense a much needed breather, Wil- 
liamson said. 

“This allowed us to make the plays we needed 
to, but it was huge to have the pressure off,” Wil- 
liamson said. 

After two scoreless overtimes, the teams as- 
sembled at midfield for the ensuing shootout. Scott 
Hinman, Sam Piotrowski, Jared Berry, Tom Griffin 
and Sherman shot for the Knights. 

Both teams exchanged goals on their first four 
shots, but Williamson denied the River Hawk’s fifth 
shot by UMass Lowell sophomore Michael Galvin, 
setting Sherman up for the game-winner with a shot 

- to the upper right corner of the goal. 

“T love the pressure of that situation,” William- 
son said about his game-saving stop. 
The Knights clinched their playoff birth with 
a win against St. Rose on Oct. 17, and played their 
last regular season game against Bentley, three days 
later, to solidify home field advantage for the quar- 
ter finals. 
“We are one of the best teams in the confer- 
ence at home and on the turf,” Healy said. “So any- 
time we have the chance to play at home, we have to 

Senior Glenn Sherman prepares to shoot the game-winning penalty kick 
which propelled the Knights into the NE-10 quarterfinals . 

With this new mentality, the Knights created more offensive opportunities in the 
second half. The Knights put on the offensive pressure but still came up empty at the end 

of regulation. 

Sherman had two, near game-ending plays during the second overtime. The first was 

a header that barley grazed the crossbar. 

“T wanted to head it away to get someone a shot, but it ended up going straight for 

the goal,” Sherman said. 

The other near game-winner was a breakaway in which Sherman thought the keeper 

Photo by Meg Bookless 

take it,” Healy said. 

The Knights beat Bentley with their third 1-0 
win in.a row.. 

“We are all aware now what (Coach Jean) ex- 
pects of us, and next year he’ll expect even more,” 
Healy said. 

Sherman, the team’s lone senior, said he wishes 

he could be a first-year again. 
“Since this is the first season that we made the 
playoffs, it makes me think how good we’!l be and how much the program will develop in 

the next four years,’ Sherman said. 

Jean was named NE-10 Coach of the Year on Sunday, Oct. 29. Junior Yoshikazu Ishii 
was named to the All-Conference Second Team, while junior Tim Williamson and senior 
Glenn Sherman earned All-Conference Third Team Honors.- 

Sports editor Andrea Gosselin contributed to this story. 

Parhiala finishes second at Mountain Bike Nationals 

Bikers battle cold weather, elevation adjustments in Angel Fire, N.M. en route to top-place finishes 

Photo by Katelyn Parhiala 

Senior Katelyn Parhiala and sophomore Dan Hock competed in the Mountain Bike 
Nationals in Angel Fire, N.M., on Oct. 20. The two competed against the top riders in 
Division II. Parhiala finished in second place in the mountain cross event. 

By Haven Quinn 
Senior Reporter 

The 2,000 mile flight to Angel Fire, 
N.M. paid off for senior Katelyn Parhiala, 
as she finished second in the mountain 
cross event at the Mountain Bike Colle- 
giate Nationals on Oct. 20. 

Parhiala and sophomore Dan Hock 
qualified for Nationals after competing at 
the A level during the season. There are 
three different levels, A, Band C. The A 
level is essentially for expert riders. The 

two competed in five race weekends dur- 

ing the season, with each race having up 
to four events. 

“We worked really hard to get there,” 
Hock said. “But it was really hard to com- 
pete there because of the oxygen levels.” 

Hock and Parhiala batted the 9,000 ft. 
elevation difference and the cold as they 
each competed in two events. Parhiala fin- 
ished second in the mountain cross event 
and third in the downhill event. Hock 
placed 16th in the short track event, and 

19th in the cross-country event because he 
got a flat tire. He was projected to finish 
in the top 10. 

“The cross country race was a two- 
lap race,” Hock said. “Each lap was eight 

miles and we were gaining 2,000 ft. of © 

vertical with every lap. We climbed for 
six straight miles. It was insane.” 

Parhiala and Hock competed against 
the top riders from over 25 Division II 

“As far as performance, we both 
could have done better,” Parhiala said. “I 
was very close to winning the mountain 
cross, and the downhill course was intimi- 

The oxygen and weather conditions 
along with the altitude difference, were a 
lot to deal with, Hock said. 

“Both my races were at 8 in the morn- 
ing,” Hock said. “It was 20 degrees when I 
got up to prepare. At times we were racing 
through snow at the top.” ¥ 

Nationals was the racers’ last event of 
the year.