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Suffolk Journal Issue 2_22

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VOLUME 72, NUMBER 17WWW.SUFFOLKJOURNAL.NETFebruary 22, 2012
THE AWARD-WINNING STUDENT NEWSPAPER OFSUFFOLK UNIVERSITY • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Opinion
"Gay rights battle is thenew civil rights calendar"pg. 9
Inside the Journal
 News
"Bridgewater studentattacked after writing articlefor school paper" pg. 3
International
"Swedish man survivestwo months trapped"pg. 5
Arts
"'Boston's got a song'"pg. 6
Sports
"Rising star brings amaz-ing 'Linsanity' to Knicks"pg. 11
 49% 40%
 Brown vs. Warren
 Brown leads Warren by nine points, says Suffolk poll 
Suolk University/7NEWSpolling still busy keeping trackof the Massachuses Senaterace, releasing a new poll, thathas Sco Brown ahead of Har-vard Law Professor ElizabethWarren.According to a SuolkUniversity/7NEWS (WHDH-Boston) poll, Brown currentlyhas a 9-point lead over Demo-crat Elizabeth Warren, withlikely general election votersin Massachuses. With Re-publican Brown reining 49percent of the votes and War-ren 40 percent, 9 percent ofvoters were undecided, and2 percent intended to chooseanother candidate.Brown proved he can out-shine Warren, but also dis-played notable leads over twoother potential candidates ofthe Democratic Party. Brownsurpassed Marisa DeFranco,who totaled 22 percent toBrown’s 55 percent,
see POLLING page 3
Soleil Barros
Journal Staff 
 
Melissa Hanson
Journal Staff 
Each semester, Studio 73selects three Suolk studentsto broadcast and host Suolkin the City. This semester, se-niors Jim McMasters, KarinaBolster and sophomore Jes-sica Bard were chosen to workas reporters for Suolk’s part-nership with New EnglandCable Network (NECN).Broadcasted Tuesdays
Photo courtesy of Suffolk University
CLEARED
Charges dropped against mathprof. accused of cooking meth
Criminal charges have been dropped against the Suf-folk math professor who wasaccused of running a meth-amphetamine lab with her sonfrom their Somerville home.The charges were ledagainst Irina Kristy on Nov. 14and were dropped on Feb. 14“in the best interest of justice,”according the Cara O’Brien,spokeswoman for the Middle-sex District Aorney’s Oce.The charges against Kristy’sson have not been dropped.While Kristy is no lon-ger in legal trouble from theincident, she was suspendedfrom both of her teaching jobs at Suolk and BostonUniversity aer news of theoenses broke, according toPaul Ezust, a professor andformer chair of Suolk’s Mathand Computer Science De-partment. Her home was alsocondemned aer the arrest, hesaid.Now, she must pick upthe pieces. Kristy took a “badhit for this. I don’t know howshe can ever come back fromthis,” said Ezust, who hiredKristy in 1985 during his 32-year tenure as chair of the de-partment.Ezust described Kristy asa “really wonderful person,”who is “absolutely reliable”as a colleague and is “pro-stu-dent.” He said she was sucha reliable professor, that shewas one of the only few part-time lecturers that he wouldhave teach major courses inthe department. Usually lec-turers only teach the generalrequirement classes.“She’s such a moral per-son. She would never break alaw,” said Ezust.He said that her Russianaccent might throw some stu-dents o at rst, but “if youget to know her, you nd thatshe’s generous. [She’ll] neversay no to a student that needshelp.”Before she was suspended
 Jeff Fish
Journal Staff 
see CITY page 2
“She’s such a moral  person. She would never break a law.” 
See CLEARED page 3
 Broadcast students take to thestreets for 'Suffolk in the City' 
'Suffolk in the City' students interview passerby.
5th Rammy Awardcalling forsubmissionspg.7
 
PAGE 2February 22, 2012
  POLICE BLOTTER
 Wednesday, February 15
12:08 a.m.Sawyer Building
Student infraction at 8 Ashburton Place.Report led.
5:44 p.m.10 West
Violation of campus policy at 10 West.Report led. Judicial internal.
Friday, February 17
11:28 p.m.10 west
Report smell of Maruana at 10 WestStreet. Report led.
4:53 p.m.Ridgeway Building
Medical assist at Ridgeway. Report led.
Saturday, February 18
11:57 p.m.150 Tremont
Report of breaking and entry at 150Tremont Street. Ocers responding.Report led.
12:58 p.m.10 West
Report of possible vandalism at 10 WestStreet. Report led.
5:38 p.m.Public
Medical assist across from 41 Temple atAlumni Park. Report led.
Sunday, February 19
2:33 a.m.Public
Report of a ght in front of Park StreetChurch. Boston Department Police noti-ed. Report led.
2:54 a.m.10 Somerset
Medical assist at 10 Somerset Street. Re-port led.
Monday, February 20
9:35 p.m.10 Somerset
Report an odor of maruana. Reportled.
and Thursdays of everyweek, NECN features a seg-ment with the Suolk Cityreporters, including a liveshot introduction, clips frominterviews, and a live shot tocomplete the segment.McMasters, Bolster, andBard are all broadcast jour-nalism majors, a choice high-ly inuenced by their passionfor sports.McMasters is a fan of allBoston sports, mostly theBruins and Red Sox. Dur-ing Suolk in the City’s rstsemester McMasters becameinterested, and took the initia-tive to audition this semester.“It was time to take a shot inmy eld. It’s a great opportu-nity and experience is whatyou need,” said McMasters,who claimed his rst time oncamera was “nerve racking,” but is now more accustomedto live reporting. McMasterenjoys the interactions withpeople on Tremont Street,mostly when he can convincethem out of the ordinary ac-tivities, such as encouraginginterviewees to sing their fa-vorite songs.Aside from learning howto conduct live interviews,McMasters has enjoyed learn-ing how to edit segments andhas gained experience in hiseld by contacting producers.Future segments for the Suf-folk senior include any cur-rent events or pop culture.As a member to a mili-tary family, Bolster has livedin various states across thecountry which exposed her tosports teams from each state, but always stayed true to theBoston teams. “live shot isamazing,” said Bolster, whodecided to audition aer en-couragement from the studiomanager.Bolster had visited Stu-dio 73 before applying, butis now beyond comfortableworking in the Studio, whilelearning how to operate allthe machinery, cords, wires,and cables.Before each live shot, Bol-ster plans words to put to-gether to help calm her nervesduring “that rst adrenalinerush” when approaching in-dividuals. One of Bolster’s fa-vorite segments includes thepiece where individuals pass-ing by the studio were askedabout football. Bolster evenencouraged interviewees toperform their own touch-down dances for the camera.Bolster nds it dicult toget people to respond to herquestions at times, but claimsthere are regulars who willstop by and talk each time.“Being a reporter for Suolkin the City teaches me how toread people and see who iswilling to and will be a goodcandidate to interview,” saidBolster. “I don’t know whatI’d do without it.”Bard, a member to Suf-folk’s girls basketball team ,has gained reporting experi-ence from her own cable show,
Don’t Retire, Inspire
 , whereshe questions senior citizensabout how they choose tostay active. With her priorexperience, Bard thought she“might as well give [Suolkin the City] a try.”Bard has enjoyed seeingwhat happens behind thescenes of reporting in Studio73 and enjoys asking indi-viduals about current eventswhile live on the air. She es-pecially enjoys talking withthe professional people whowalk by Studio 73, saying hermost recent interview waswith an interesting BostonLawyer.She has no specic plansfor interviews in the future, but anticipating asking ques-tions about any current eventsand the “real life experience”she will get being a reporter.On Tuesday Bard will be reporting on a recentFacebook scandal, while onThursday Bolster and Mc-Masters will dress up for thered carpet in preparation forthe Oscars.
from CITY page 1
Three students take thehelm at Studio 73 show
 
PAGE 3February 22, 2012
 
news BRIEFS 
Tuesday, nearly three hundred students at Bridgewa-ter State University planned to rally in support of a studentwriter who says she was aacked for her views on same-sexmarriage according to
NECN 
. Destinie Mogg-Barkalow wasaacked aer an article she wrote supporting gay marriagewas published in The Comment, the University’s schoolnewspaper. Police have released the sketches of a man anda woman believed to have beat up Mogg-Barkalow, ask-ing the community to aid in nding the suspects, accord-ing to
NECN 
. Mogg-Barkalow is recovering from her inju-ries, aer being punched in the face by the female suspect.The male suspect is also believed to be between 18 and 22,about 6-foot 1-inch tall with a slender build, and short, darkhair. The female suspect is between 18 and 22 described asa white female with fair skin, 5-feet 2-inches tall, with reddyed hair in ringlet curls, reports the
NECN 
.
 Bridgewater student attacked after writing pro-gay article
The Massachuses Supreme Judicial Court ruled yes-terday that teens that are hosts of parties with underagedrinking, but have not supplied the alcohol, could not beheld liable if someone is injured at the party, according toreports from the
Boston Globe
. The ruling was sparked by alawsuit led from an accident in 2007, when Rachel Julianowas le with permanent brain damage when her boyfriendat the time crashed the car the two were driving in, said the
Globe
. He had been drinking at a party hosted by JessicaSimpson, who was then 19, said the article. Juliano’s familywanted to hold Simpson civilly liable for the accident onthe grounds of a state law that makes it a crime for a host toprovide alcohol to anyone under 21. Justice Fernande R.V.Duy wrote “…liability aaches only where a social hosteither serves alcohol or exercises eective control over thesupply of alcohol,” according to the
Globe
.
Underage teens deemed tobe liable for hosting parties
 Boston University hockey player charged with sexual assault 
A Boston University hockey player made his $10,000 bail yesterday aer pleading not guilty to two counts ofrape, according to the
Boston Herald
. Max Nicastro, 21, alleg-edly commied what prosecutors said was an on-campussex assault of another student on Sunday, said the
Herald
.Upon release, Nicastro has been ordered to stay away fromthe alleged victim. Nicastro, a business administration ma- jor, was said to have every intention of returning to BU, ac-cording to his lawyer Hugh Curran. According to
Herald
 ,Nicastro, a defenseman on the Terriers, has been suspendedfrom the hockey team as the university conducts its owninvestigation, in which he could face further disciplinaryaction. Nicastro is due back in court March 26.along with Jim King total-ing 21 percent in comparisonto Brown’s 57.“Sco Brown’s popularityand appeal are overpoweringthe eorts of Elizabeth War-ren, who struggles to intro-duce herself to the larger poolof Massachuses voters,”said Davis Paleologos, direc-tor of the Suolk UniversityPolitical Research Center, in astatement. “Warren’s supportdoes not have traction amongindependents.”The Suolk University/7 NEWS poll discovered thatWarren not only led 69 per-cent to 19 percent amongfellow Democrats, but alsoexcelled with 86 percent ofvoters to 7 percent amongRepublicans and 60 percentto 28 percent among indepen-dents.With nearly 52 percentof all registered voters in thestate of Massachuses regis-tered as independents, anypossible candidatecan dominate therace. Browntriumphed inthe popular as-pect of voters,recording a 52 percent favor-able rating at a 28 percent un-favorable rating, compared toElizabeth Warren’s 35 percentfavorable and 28 percent un-favorable rating, according tothe poll.“Warren has great num- bers to build upon within thelikely Democratic voter base,”said Paleologos the statement.“Now, she must broaden herappeal to independent votersin the state who do not knowher well, if at all. If she fails todo this, the election could be arepeat of Brown-Coakley.”Voters claim they preferhaving an even balance, withone Democratic and one Re-publican senator from Massa-chuses in Washington. A to-tal of 60 percent claimed theysee a benet to having a mem- ber of each party representingthem in the Senate, along withthe 36 percent saying they donot, according to the state-ment. 64 percent of inde-pendents claim to recognizea benet to split party repre-sentation, while 30 percentof inde-pendentvot-ersdis-agreed. As for registeredDemocratic voters, 49 percentagreed and 47 percent dis-agreed.The statewide survey of600 Massachuses registeredvoters was conducted Feb.11-15, using telephone inter-views of select landline andcell phone users. Marginalsand cross-tabulation datafor the U.S. Senate race wasposted Thursday, Feb. 16, onthe Suolk University Po-litical Research Center web-site.According to Suolk Uni-versity/ 7 NEWS polling, 40percent of voters agree thatElizabeth Warren has theexperience to take on the re-sponsibility of U.S.
from POLLING page 1
from her jobs, the 74-year-old professor had a tightschedule, taking on two tothree classes at both Suolkand BU each semester, andoen staying late at the mathsupport center. She wouldleave the house at 6 a.m. ev-ery day and not return until10 p.m., according to Ezust,who wrote a leer to theMiddlesex District Aorney’sOce on behalf of Kristy ex-plaining that she was rarely
from CLEARED page 1
home and didn’t know abouther son’s alleged activities.In an interview with the Journal, he spoke about hercompelling past as a mathprofessor at the renownedMoscow State University be-fore she gave it up to becomean activist and dissident be-fore eventually moving to theUnited States.Instead of being tenuredat an esteemed university,Kristy has worked for modestpay as a Lecturer, making be-tween $2,000 and $3,000 perclass at Suolk and possibly alile more at BU, according toEzust, who called the salary“a disgrace. Many universi-ties could not exist withoutadjunct” faculty, he said.Now that she has beencleared of the charges, shewill hopefully get her jobs back and work on geing herhome “un-condemned,” saidEzust. “I don’t see any reasonnot to rehire her.”Kristy and math depart-ment chair, Edith Cook, couldnot be reached for comment.
 Kristy cleared of charges
 Political Research Center  polls Massachusetts races
Colleague describes her as devoted professor

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