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VOLUME 71, NUMBER 17 WWW.SUFFOLKJOURNAL.NET March 9, 2011
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News
"Business school encour-ages innovation via neutralthinking' pg. 2
Opinion
"Staff Editorial" pg. 6
Arts &Entertainment
"The Chef cooks up someWu" pg. 4
Sports
"Lady Rams bow out ofECAC; look toward nextyear" pg. 7
THE AWARD-WINNING STUDENT NEWSPAPER OFSUFFOLK UNIVERSITY • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
mon Bandstand on Sundayaernoon for the inauguralStampede into Spring Break“Fun Run.” The two-milerun raised money and sup-plies for the Elliot School, theonly remaining public schoolin the North End.The Elliot School, whichopted to forfeit their sup-ply budgets in the wake ofrecent funding cuts for Bos-ton Public Schools, choseto forgo this money in or-der to save a teaching posi-tion. As a result, they havebeen forced to ask parentsto fund their supply needs.Suolk, fortunate-ly, was able to lendmany helping hands.The Alumni Association,along with current Suolkstudents, organized the raceasking for only one thing:donations as an entrance fee,with all proceeds going tothe Elliot School. A majortheme in the event was theimportance of alumni aid andaliation, and more impor-tantly, community as a whole.“Everybody understandsthe tough environment we allface today,” said John McDon-nell, class of 2010. “Unemploy-ment is 8.9 percent. We needto interact with one another.”Running groups and in-dividuals, some clad in ramcostumes, Red Sox shirts, andeven more with yellow andblue hair-dye ran around theperimeter of the Common--some of the runners werestudents, while some weresmall children and faculty ofboth schools. While the racewas not so much a mad dashto the nish, it was more ofa collective push for com-munity, pride and generosity.“We’re all about commu-nity, we’re all about Boston,and we’re all about support-ing education and children,”said President Barry Brown.“And by being out here to-day, you’re indicating thatthat spirit of Suolk-- thatambition-- is on… This is therst of a tradition that I thinkis going to build and build. Ithink it’s a wonderful thingfor us, and particularly thestudents of the Elliot School.”Freshman Lila Farino at-tributed her drive to cross thenish line mainly to the cause.“I feel so accomplished,” she
Suffolk stampede raises money and supplies
Photo by Sarina Tracy
Suolk alumni, students,faculty, and friends congre-gated to the Boston Com-
Sarina Tracy
Journal Staff 
said aer the two-mile trek.“I’m trying to get back intorunning, and this motivat-ed me even more to nish.”Suolk’s revamped mas-cot, Rammy, was in aen-dance, amidst the pump-ing of music throughout theCommon’s lengths. In addi-tion, the beautifully breezy55 degree weather kept spir-its high, and hearts open.“The weather gods haveall agreed that the Suolk-Elliot partnership is the mostimportant event that will hap-pen this month-- other thanMCAS,” said Traci WalkerGrith, principal of the ElliotSchool, amidst laughter fromthe audience. This partner-ship, present and past, doesnot go unnoticed. There havebeen many Suolk studentsand classes who participate inprograms at the Elliot School,including JumpStart, work-study, and volunteering.“For a school like the El-liot… to have such a power
see STAMPEDE page 3
The famous brothers fromLowell portrayed in the new,Academy Award-winningmovie, The Fighter (Para-mount Pictures, 2011) “Irish”Micky Ward and DickyEklund, came to the C. WalshTheater last Thursday aer re-turning home from the Oscars.Richard Farrel, who di-rected Eklund’s HBO docu-mentary on crack addictionin 1995, interviewed thebrothers about their careersand the obstacles they hadto overcome. The brotherswere both causal in their in-terview, wearing jeans andsneakers as they spoke tothe audience as though theywere talking to old friends.The rst part of the in-terview touched on Eklund’searly career and crack cocaineaddiction. He began box-ing at the age of 12 and liedthat he was 17 to get into atournament. His very rstght was to a 26-year-old.“I was 16 going on 32,”said Eklund, who spent a lotof time being around mucholder people, was pressureda lot to succeed. The old-est of nine children, he wasalways looked up to andwas the rst to do anythingin the family. All of thesepressures lead to drugs andeventually his downfall.According to the inter-view, aer his famous lossagainst Sugar Ray Leon-ard in 1978, his life spiraledout of control. When askedwhen he knew he was great,Eklund responded, “when
Legendary boxers on obstacles
Carrie Margolis
Journal Contributor 
see BROTHERS page 3
NECN: Suffolk in the City 
Photo courtesy of Greg Gatlin
see NECN page 3
Soleil Barros
Journal Staff 
Scan to view broadcasts online
 
PAGE 2 March 9, 2011
The h Annual NewProduct Innovation Com-petition, held on March 5in Sargent Hall, was estab-lished in 2006 by the SawyerBusiness School to encour-age innovation in studentsthrough invention.“The best way tobe an innovator is tothink neutral,” saidSushil Bhatia, Ex-ecutive in Residencefounder and host.“Being told tothink positive all thetime can be stressful,but thinking neu-tral leads to the bestideas," said Bhatia.During its found-ing year, there wereonly 27 entries, andthis year there wereover 300 entries eval-uated by 72 judges.Delivering thekeynote addresswas Jules Pieri, founderand CEO of the Daily Grom-met, an online hub for con-sumer commerce. Each dayat noon, the site launchesand broadcasts one inven-tive product and its story.“We need to put anend to nameless facecommerce,” said Pieri.The Grommet looks forideas that are unique andhave a story to tell. The prod-ucts need to have a degreeof success to be included onthe site, but the Grommet en-hances it through publicity.“I walked into the of-ce one day and saw a pileof boring white socks,”she said. “I didn’t under-stand where it was going.”She later found out thatFort Payne, Alabama, knownas the “Sock Capital of theUnited States,” had almostall their socks manufacturedabroad. In hopes of saving afamily company, one cleverinnovator decided to tar-get the “green market” andcreate socks out of biode-gradable organic material.This simple con-cept is “saving FortPayne,” commented Pieri.Suolk University in-novators competed for rst,second, and third place,along with the Urvashi Bha-tia Green Product Award, andthe Management 101 Award.“I still have a lot ofthinking ahead of me sincemy product is in such arough stage,” commentedEmily Lingley, winner ofthe Green Product Award.Lingley’s winning inno-vation is called the Water So-lutions Buon. The device isinstalled in the shower and al-lows the consumer to turn othe water with just a tap of anger. When he or she turnsthe water back on, it will stillbe at the same temperature.“Its saves wasting a lot ofwater by avoiding all the d-dling when trying to get thetemperature right,” she added.Last year’s winner of theGreen Product Award, LexiZenner, has expanded theplan for Tater Ware, biode-gradable food packaging andutensils made from potatostarch. In the next three tove years, Tater Ware toothbrushes, straws, and otherutensils will be included inthe company’s production.Tater Ware is currentlybeing sold in storesaround the country.“We need thenext couple of yearsto get situated,”said Zenner. “Weare working on in-creasing produc-tion to keep up withall of the orders.”Second placewinner AnthonyBababekov createdStill Grips, an envi-ronmentally friend-ly adhesive thatsticks to the soles ofshoes and sneakers.Bababekov cameup with the idea dur-ing a basketball gamewith his cousin, he in-formed the crowd. He appre-ciated the grips on the boomof his sneakers, but dislikedwhen they became worn out.His product is designed to re-place the grip of a shoe with-out replacing the shoe itself.Winners will now takethe next 90 days to orga-nize a strategic plan tocompete for a Seed Capi-tal Award of up to $50,000.
Business school encourages innovation via neutral thinking 
Haven Orecchio
Journal Staff 
Photo by Haven Orecchio
Wednesday evening, stu-dents with interests rangingfrom international politics toChinese culture overcrowd-ed a round table discussionof China’s place and futurein the 21st century’s inter-national community. Suf-folk’s Distinguished VisitingScholars program brings inspeakers to educate on theirrespective subjects, reachingout to students and cultivat-ing excitement within theirDr. Emil Kirchner is cur-rently visiting from the Uni-versity of Essex in the UK.With an undeniable exper-tise on the European Union(EU) with a focus on secu-rity policy amongst the EU,his opinion was not takenfor granted during the talkon China. While correlatingthe EU to Chinese world in-volvement, he touched onpoints that could not havebeen more concise, relativeand knowledgeable on issuesthat are lling the headlinesof all major world newspa-pers. In his late 2010-pub-lished book titled, “NationalSecurity Cultures,” Kirchnernds himself at the forefrontof issues posed in today’stinder box of world aairs.In addition to students,Suolk professors also at-tended the discussion. Pro-fessor Roberto Dominguez,adept to Chinese relations toLatin America, sympathizedwith the overbearing econom-ic inuence China imposeson Latin American countries.Government professor Sim-one Chun, with an expertisein the Korean Peninsula aswell as all of Asia’s intercon-nectedness, professed the roleChina plays in the area andthe dierent options for theirfuture involvement. Associ-ate Dean Sebastian Royo andProfessor Tukumbi Lumum-ba Kasango expressed theiropinions from regions of theirown prociency includingpoint of views from Africa,Spain and the United States.Throughout the discus-sion, one can only imaginethe rst-hand knowledgebeing endowed on the stu-dents studying this material.However enthused these lis-teners and speakers were,the outlook on China wasconsidered questionable con-cerning their policies andthe make-up of their rela-tions with other countries.“Economic opennesscould be enhanced in Chinathrough foreign investmentand exchange rate reform,”said Kirchner in hope of moreamicable economic policyamongst all world leaders.“While China is becom-ing a leading world economy,I am not sure how they will beperceived on the internationalstage with so many acknowl-edged human rights viola-tions,” said international af-fairs major Jennifer Graham.One can only hope Chinawill follow such liberal poli-cies in the future, but thatmay only be an idealizedview from the Western pow-ers. Each of the scholars ex-pressed opinions worthy ofrecognition in political round-tables around the world.
Ryan Powell
Journal Contributor 
Distinguished visiting scholar brings political expertise 
 
INTERNATIONAL
West flip-flops on Gadaffi
Harry Lam
Journal Staff 
NEWS
Alana Liebenthal
Journal Staff 
Bianca Saunders
Journal Staff 
American foreign policy in Modern Theatre Rappaport Center covers assistedreproductive technology 
Correction:
In last issue'sarticle titled "Get toknow SUNORMAL:Largest group on campus with major plans ahead" waswrong. It should be "SUNORML" andthe Journal apolo-gizes for our mis-take.
 
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March 9, 2011PAGE 3
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Students of Suolk Uni-versity have been given thegolden opportunity to reportlive from the streets of down-town Boston for New Eng-land Cable News (NECN).The new segment is titled"Suolk in the City" and airson the regional cable newsnetwork’s "Morning Show."The "Suolk in the City" in-terviewers include SarahMurphy, Andrew Rogers,and Paul Davis Lyons, allsenior students at Suolk.“While working at theSuolk TV studio for the past2 years, I saw that they wereholding auditions to be thenext NECN student reporter.I immediately applied. I au-ditioned and I guess theykind of liked me, so as soonas I got back from vacation Imet with the producers andbegan working on the Suf-folk in the City MorningShow,” says Andrew Rogers.NECN debuted the seg-ments, which allow the uni-versity students to interviewpeople as they pass by the Suf-folk University/New EnglandCable News Downtown Bos-ton Studio. The topics of theinterviews relate to current,and at times, quirky maers.The segments are made upof live question-and-answersessions with the "MorningShow" anchors and broadcaststudents. The on-the-streetinterview topics have rangedfrom pop culture to politics,and even something as sim-ple as the Boston weather.“My personal favoritehas been the Oscars predic-tion question, because it wasthe day we got the most an-swers and an incredible ar-ray of characters. Perhaps myfavorite part so far has beenall the creative and funnypeople we get on the street.No maer how early it is, wealways manage to keep ener-gy and enthusiasm up by get-ting all the characters on thestreet speaking their mindson camera,” explains Rogers.NECN considered nu-merous auditions before se-lecting three senior broadcaststudents as their morning re-porters for the "Suolk in theCity" segment. Sarah Murphy,one of the three, is a broadcastjournalism major. She alsointerns for radio’s Kiss 108"May in the Morning Show”and "Dirty Water TV." An-drew Rogers, the second re-porter, studies lm and entre-preneurship. He is the host ofa late-night Internet talk showknown as “The Leche Show”.Rogers acknowledges the ma-jor benets of being a Suolkstudent while working withNECN, which include the ac-ademic and local recognitionobtained by the show. PaulDavis Lyons, the third andnal reporter, is majoring incommunications with a con-centration in lm studies. TheBoston native has developeda talk show program basedon the comic book industry,featuring writers, artists, andcollectors. Practice, experi-ence, and exposure were alsoaributed as benets to theseyoung reporters and theirnew role on Tremont Street.“I have been working onproductions ever since I gotto Suolk and have been ex-panding and experiencing dif-ferent works every year,” saysRogers. “My work on camerahas led me to this and set fur-ther goals as on-camera tal-ent and visual performance.”The "Suolk in the City"segments air Tuesdays andThursdays on "The MorningShow" during the 7 a.m. to8 a.m. and can also be foundonline at the New EnglandCable Network website.ful partnership withsuch a wonderful universityas Suolk, we are eternallygrateful,” Grith said. “Iwant you to know from theboom of the Elliot Schoolit was too late.” Eventu-ally, he went to jail and be-came clean aer his release.“If he didn’t go away, he’dbe dead right now,” said Ward.Eklund shrugged and asked,“How do you like me now?”Along with discuss-ing Eklund’s life story, muchof the interview revolvedaround The Fighter. Eklundsaid that aer Christian Bale,who played him in the lmand won best supporting ac-tor, mentioned his name atthe Academy Awards, bothhis website and Facebookcrashed. Originally theywanted Ma Damon to playthe role, but according toEklund, “Ma Damon is fromCambridge, he doesn’t know.”Ward explained howMark Wahlberg, his lmcounterpart, had alwayswanted to do a boxing mov-ie. He really pushed for themovie to be made and with-out his help; the screenplaywould still be siing in apile on a desk somewhere.A major theme in the moviewas loyalty and the broth-ers explained how impor-tant it was to them through-out their ghting careers.They inherited this traitfrom their mother, said to bethe backbone of the familystanding by their sides anddoing everything she couldfor them, as she is portrayedin the movie. Everything theydid, and still do today sur-rounds around family loyalty.Ward still lives in Lowell.Both brothers own their owngyms and train new boxersregularly. Ward does a lot ofcharity for handicapped chil-dren and the Special Olympics.
Ward, Eklund for Unity Week 
from BROTHERS page 1
heart that we are truly thank-ful not only for the supplies,but for the connections thatyou’re making to our studentsas models for their future ascitizens [while] giving backto their community- whichis what you’re doing today.”
from STAMPEDE page 1
'Fun run' reaches to communit
Suffolk reporters air on cable news
from NECN page 3

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