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Teacher Feature, page 2

Pace Student Pace-Westchester Model UN Team Cited for DWI Win Awards in Atlanta Conference Before Death
Editor-in-Chief Michael.J.Oleaga@pace.edu

Michael Oleaga

Prof. Paul Londrigan

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Change your Eye Color Setter Spotlight, page 12

Junior Dyson College student Brandon Kucker was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated by Westchester police, two days prior to his death on Nov. 9. According to police reports, Kucker was pulled over at about 11:15 a.m. on Dutch Street in Montrose on Mon., Nov. 7. At the time of Kuckers passing, the cause of death was unknown and an autopsy was set to determine his death. No word yet if the death was alcohol related as autopsy results have not been released. A Facebook appreciation page in memory of Kucker has been created since his death with over 240 people who have been sharing their memories of the Pace student. Pace is offering grief counseling at the counseling center during walk-in hours, Mon. through Fri., from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or schedule an appointment by calling 914773-3710.

The fall 2011 Model United Nations team for Pace-Westchester at the Southern Regional Model Photo by Joyce Julian/The Pace Chronicle United Nations Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Ursula Vero
Entertainment, pg 10

Chinese Cultural Seminar to Bridge Gap between US and China


Opinion Editor Karl.M.Totland@pace.edu

Martin Totland

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Erotic Playground "I cant think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you, - Bob Schieffer

Pace and local high school students were introduced to Chinese culture when Chinese philosophy scholars presented in the Gottesman Room of the Kessel Student Center. Several professors and Ph.Ds from Chinas Nanjing Normal University visited Pace on Nov. 21 and spoke about Chinese culture and philosophy under the direction of Paces Confucius Institute. Institute director Dr. Weihua Niu explained the purpose of the event. The event is meant to help students learn about Chinese culture and to bridge the gap between America and China, Niu said. We wanted to show students a different spectrum of Chinese culture, not just what they see in movies. Dr. Keqian Xu, a professor of Chinese philosophy and literature, introduced the event with a presentation on classical ConContinued on Page 3

Despite being the only northern university at the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference (SRMUN) in Atlanta, the Pace-Westchester Model United Nations (UN) team won multiple awards including Outstanding Position Paper awards. SRMUN, held from Nov. 1719, hosted more than 600 students from over 80 universities, mainly from the southeast states of the US, representing 82 Member States. The Westchester team, led by Prof. Paul Londrigan, was composed of 17 students who participated in UN simulations in various committees such as the Commission on the Status of Women, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Security Council, and the General Assembly Plenary. For the conference, the Pace team was split to represent the Republic of Cuba and the French Republic. SRMUN awarded only five

Outstanding Position Paper awards, less compared to previous years, and Pace was awarded one for each country they represented. Pace was the only university to represent more than one Member State to win the award. Position Papers were submitted to SRMUN staff in late October in order to be eligible for awards. Each team member is required to write a Position Paper regarding the topics they will discuss in their committees. The Position Papers showcase delegates research on their county and agenda topics. Delegates must analyze their countrys standpoints and create a declaration of policy toward specific issues. Being recognized for Outstanding Position Paper is so important. It shows how hard we worked on our research and it speaks to the quality of work that we do, said senior political science student Sandra Kourouma. It also shows how prepared and knowledgeable we are based on the amount of information within

the paper and how well its written. Junior political science student and first-time conference attendee Jordan Beberman echoed Kouroumas sentiments and explained, These position papers are the foundation to finding our countrys identity. They show our true intellectual capabilities outside of the debate. We work so hard to make sure they are detailed and written well and this year our hard work paid off. The entire team works extremely hard on those papers, said sophomore political science student Maria Mancusi. So much time and effort is put in to make the papers nearly perfect. When the team won Outstanding Position Papers for both Cuba and France I thought that it just validated all of the teams hard work. Mancusi and junior communications student Colby Hochmuth, both first time Model UN students, won Outstanding DelContinued on Page 3

Photo By Martin Totland/The Pace Chronicle The Chinese scholars with members of the Pace community in the Gottesman Room on Nov. 21.

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Teacher Feature: Professor Paul Londrigan


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A political mind focused on conflict and resolutions, turned third-grade teacher, now political science professor at Pace sums up Professor Paul Londrigan. Describing himself as a professor with a sense of humor, dedicated, and generally a lovely person to be around, Londrigan is currently teaching two 300-level workshops, POL 303D: International Issues and Trouble Spots and the awardwinning Model United Nations (UN) team, listed as POL 303A: International Organizations. According to Londrigan, he always knew he wanted to be an educator but the opportunity to do what he specifically wanted to do didnt present itself until he got the opportunity to teach third graders at Rippowam Cisqua School. I was at the right place at the right time and the opportunity presented itself, said Londrigan. I identify with youth, and I was interested in exploring that opportunity. When asked about how he reflects on the experience he admits, Im glad I did it. You dont know what you want to do with your life until you explore. Londrigan noted the importance for college students to start networking early and keeping the contacts youll make will definitely help in the future and not burn bridges. I say that because the reason I was given this opportunity [to teach at Pace], not only because of my education, but because of my friendship with Dr. Greg Julian, said Londrigan. He is something of a mentor to me.

Photo By Michael Oleaga/The Pace Chronicle This is Prof. Paul Londrigans second semester as a Pace professor, and already helped bring awards to Pace with the Model UN team. Londrigans first teaching job Model UN class, Londrigan at Pace was last summer as in- thought to himself, Im so freakstructor of Introduction to Inter- ing happy right now. national Relations, as an online He explained that theres alcourse. ways going to be nerves, but its For fall 2011, he would fi- also very exciting to be teachnally teach college students, face ing, especially something that he to face, with International Issues loves to do. and Trouble Spots. However, he Model UN is a familiar area was abruptly given another op- for Londrigan has he participated portunity to educate students. in the program during his underAs Dr. Julian went on medi- grad years. cal leave for knee surgery, LondBeing the new instructor for rigan was given the torch to lead the Model UN team is not an easy the Model UN team. Model UN job. It can be stressful and timewould be the first class where consuming, but it usually pays Londrigan would physically be in off in the end with accolades and a Pace classroom as a professor. awards at Model UN conferences. Before instructing his first Ive made myself clear [to

the class]. Im looking for excellence from this team, said Londrigan. We have a record for success and Im not going to come in here after years of winning and come home with nothing. The Model UN team traveled to the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta, Georgia from Nov. 1719 and didnt come back to Pace empty handed, winning multiple awards. [Model UN] really is a really good experience. Youll learn a lot about very specific topics, youll do a lot of research and your research and writing skills are enhanced, youll learn to be a confident public speaker, or if you already are a confident public speaker, then those skills are enhanced. Youll actually learn a lot about yourself by doing this, because of the nature of the commitment, a large commitment, you do have to work with other people and in working so closely with other people for a long period of time, it results in you understanding things about yourself you may not have known. What does Londrigan expect from his students? I expect the same thing other professors expect, for my students to work hard, to come to class, to be engaged, to be vocal, and express their opinions. Part of his expectations are based on the fact that two of the classes hes teaching are higher level classes, and he wants them to exhibit what they know about political science and to be excited on what they talk about. What advice does Prof. Londrigan have for Pace students? Its important to balance your life. Take your education seriously, but dont take yourself too seriously. Relax, dont be a jerk. Be an original gangster.

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Political Duty to Students


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Alexandra Silver

It is often assumed that not many young adults are concerned when it comes to politics. However, while working with the Center for Community Action and Research, Professor Heather Novak discovered the hidden truth. Everyone knows us for community service work but we also introduce the idea of civic engagement to students, said Novak. When I go out and speak to students I ask, what are the pressing issues that concern them as a college student? The kind of issues they would bring up would be the cost of education, the cost of gas, being able to find a job.

All of those things are not social issues, but political. Novak wondered what was preventing students from focusing around the idea of politics; and then it was realized that Paces New York City campus has Pace Campus Republicans and Pace Campus Democrats, while Pleasantville has nothing. To gain a better understanding of what had to be done on campus, Novak created an informational session with students, faculty, and staff. Over 20 individuals attended who said they wanted events on campus such as debates and speakers, and are now brainstorming the idea of a club. The whole thing about having a political club or organization is what will it look like? Would it be bipartisan? said Novak. It looks right now it would

be a bipartisan group consisting of students who maybe have a political affiliation or maybe they do not know what their political affiliation is. The club would be open to whoever wanted to participate, in the belief that by having multiple points of view the events they would put on would be more accessible to the student body. Novak and the group members also have the factor of deciding whether this organization could be affiliated with an outside group. For example, the organization No Labels wants to start a chapter at Pace, so the group could decide to team up with then instead of being recognized by the Student Association. An exhilarating moment in political history is coming up next year, the 2012 Presidential campaign and election. Novak commented that in the

past she has seen students entering school in September who are excited to see what events will be held regarding elections, and she wants to keep the enthusiasm going. Thanks to Student Development and Campus Activities (SDCA), Pace for the first time in years is implementing a voter van to provide transportation to the booths in Pleasantville and Briarcliff so that students can cast their vote. Novak would like to let the student body know that anyone can sign up to help work on election 2012, become a part of the group trying to get started, and there are events on campus they can get involved in. For those who would like additional information or want to get involved they can contact Novak at HNovak@pace.edu.

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F eature N ews

Whats Making News Beyond Campus?


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WASHINGTON D.C. - The official in charge of Medicare and Medicaid, Donald M. Berwick, announced on Nov. 23 that he is resigning. Berwick had a temporary recess from office due to expire at the end of this year; he now will be stepping down at the end of next week. Berwick received a negative response from Republicans since his original nomination made in April 2010. President Obama plans to nominate Marilyn B. Tavenner for the position as administrator of the Centers Medicare and Medicaid Services. DENVER - For 50 years, a sixfoot statue of Jesus has overlooked the Flathead Valley from his post along the ski run in Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. Recently, the iconic statue has become the core of a battle over the concept of religious symbols on federal land. A group of atheists argue that the statue is on land that is property of the United States Forest Service and therefore is in violation of the constitutional principle that separates church and state. After the increase of debate, a court case is soon to begin. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Seven Afghan civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike in the country, six of which were children. Master Sargent Christopher Dewitt, spokesman for NATO and the International Security Assistance Force, noted that authorities were informed of the strike and sent a team to investigate the circumstance of the deaths. CAIRO, Egypt - The White House publicly supported Egypts resurgent protest efforts, urging the transfer of power in the country and support of an Egyptian Democracy. In a statement made by the White House, it was noted that The United States strongly believes that the new Egyptian government must be empowered with real authority immediately. The statement was given as tens of thousands of demonstrators filed their way into Tahrir Square for another angry display against the military intention to keep power, even as primary elections are set to begin on Mon., Nov 28. NAIROBI, Kenya - In 2007, the first bunch of African Union (AU) Peacekeepers arrived in Mogadishus airport and walked into a battlefield; many killed by mortars, thus giving them a slim chance of success. Four years later and with an increase in the number of soldiers, the AU within Somalia has become better equipped and continues to make serious strides in its efforts. The AU has gained greater control of the capital of Mogadishu which has been the location of many Islamist militant groups. The success of the AU has aided the international effort to rid Somalia of Al-Shabaab militants officially.

egate within their committees, World Food Programme and ECLAC, respectively. I was extremely surprised that I won Outstanding Delegate, I did not expect it at all, said Mancusi. I think I earned it because I worked hard in committee and just tried to do my best at all times. I worked with as many countries as possible to solve the topics we had to discuss and reach a compromise to make every country as happy as possible; I just tried to work with each country in a diplomatic way. Kourouma has attended four conferences, including her experience with the Model UN team of Paces New York City (NYC) campus, but this was her first experience at SRMUN. I think it went better than I expected. SRMUN isnt as The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) committee at SRMUN during Photo From SRMUN challenging as National Mod- voting procedures. el United Nations (NMUN), added, SRMUN was an eye- semester and is open for all stu- skills. It gets you involved in opening experience. You are dents regardless of major (POL world issues so that you are more Kourouma said. aware of foreign affairs, underPace-Westchester won Dis- definitely pushed outside your 303A: CRN 21773). Kourouma advised, All stu- standing diplomacy, and its imtinguished Delegation and comfort zone. I loved that I got Outstanding Position Paper at to meet amazing people from dents should get involved with pact on the world and yourself. The Pace-Westchester Model NMUN in NYC earlier this year around the nation. The debate as- Model UN at least once during pect was scary at first but quickly their college years. Model UN UN teams next conference will representing Bangladesh. prepares for you more than de- be at NMUN in NYC in April, SRMUN was the first Model turned exciting. Beberman plans to continue bate, and it teaches you analyti- representing the Republic of UN conference for most of the team including Beberman. She taking the Model UN course next cal, public speaking, and research Ghana.

Model UN awarded at SRMUN

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Chinese Seminar at Pace


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Guest speakers from Chinas Nanjing Normal University spoke to the Pace Community Photo By Yan Zhang on Chinese cultures and philosophy.

fucianism. Xu explained Confucianism as an ideology based on the principles of humanism, logic, self-respect, and love of fellow humans. Dr. Xu explicated the origin of this political and social philosophy and how it gradually became the official state ideology

under the Western Han Dynasty. He further discussed how the ideology progressively suffered under several civic governments, but it is now experiencing a revival in contemporary China. This revival is a result of a yearning for old school morality and maintenance of social harmony.

Next, archeology professor Hisheng Tang gave a short lecture comparing Chinese and American philosophies, as well as the Chinese philosophy known as Tao. Tang described Tao as a way of thinking for Chinese people to combine negative and positive

emotions into thought. The last presenter of the evening was Professor Lin Yipeng. Yipengs presentation focused on female beauty in classical Chinese paintings. Yipeng, accompanied on stage by a translator, explained how the paintings often represented time and circumstance under different dynasties, and how the female subjects often changed throughout the years. When the dynasty was strong and there was a lot of food, you can see the female beauties get bigger in the paintings, said Yipeng. The event ended with a short question and answer session and a closing speech by Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann who expressed her enthusiasm for the first event on the Pleasantville campus by the Confucius Institute. Chinese graduate student Yan Zhang, who also works as a graduate assistant for the Confucius Institute, said, The Institute was brought on campus to promote Chinese language and culture.

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Multicultural Media and Alternative Gaming


Feature Editor Alexandra.R.Silver@pace.edu

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let-loose club where people gather to learn about and play games from all different countries. I think it is important for everyone to realize that we grew up to games that are not necessarily American, but from around the world, said sophomore marketing student and president of MMAG Orlit Groeschler. MMAG is on a mission to not only have gaming events, but cultural events as well. Next semester we hope to hold many theme nights, the first representing Japan, said Groeschler. We will serve a drink called Ramune, which is a very popular soda drink in Japan. It comes in a wild designed glass bottle and has a marble floating at the bottom. We will also have food such as pocky, green tea, ramen, and tempura. To further the Japanese experience, MMAG will have a library filled with Manga comic books and TVs playing anime. In the future, MMAG hopes to put on more nights like this one with a British Harry Potter theme

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Alexandra Silver

College can be a repetitive, tiring couple of years. Students have full schedules consisting of class, homework, studying, jobs, activities, and barely have any down time. But now, a new group vows to act as a getaway for when students just need to relax. Multicultural Media and Alternative Gaming (MMAG) is a

where fondue will be served in caldrons. To go with our alternative sports aspect as well we want to have trip events that get you out there in a positive way because not everyone plays regular sports like basketball, said Groeschler. We want to showcase sports like snow tubing and paintball. For those interested in meeting with MMAG, you can go to The Pace Perk Caf Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m. or contact Groeschler at Orlit.Groeschler@ pace.edu.

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The surgery that will change your eye color forever

How to Turn Your Brown Eyes Blue

Sexy Time Equals Healthy Time


Health Editor Melissa.M.Recine@pace.edu

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

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Melissa Recine

Laser surgery may be able to get those blue eyes you have always wanted. Photo by Adam Samson/The Pace Chronicle Melissa Recine The good thing about contact lenses is the original eye color is never lost, just covered up. Yet, doctors have developed a new surgical procedure that will allow people to permanently change their eye color to whatever they want. This procedure would even turn the darkest of brown eyes to the brightest of blue. The way this surgery works is a laser completely destroys the brown pigment in the iris, which somehow causes the color change to slowly take place over a few weeks. Although this will change your brown eyes to blue, it cannot reverse itself if you later decide you wanted to stay with brown. This surgery is more permanent than a tattoo. This type of surgery was developed in Chicago by Dr. Elmer Tu. The procedure is still going through all the FDA tests required for it to be approved. If it passes, people will be able to completely change the color of their eyes within the next five years for only $5,000. This may seem like a lot of money but it is actually less expensive than colored contacts in the long run. Senior marketing student Marissa Olivier said she would never get this surgery. I have brown eyes and have always been okay with my eye color, said Olivier. Ive never really felt the need to change it.

Health Editor Melissa.M.Recine@pace.edu

People - girls, especially - often wish they could change something about their bodies. Many features, such as hair color, breast size, skin color, and even facial structure can be changed. Eye color, however,`` has not been made readily available for any kind of alteration, until now. Of course the use of colored contact lenses has become increasingly popular among young adults, yet the cost of fitting into these lenses and then the boxes of contacts themselves can get pretty pricey. Additionally, many people cannot bear the thought of touching their eye trying to get these lenses in and out.

Besides the obvious endorphin release and intense pleasure moments, sex is actually good for the body. There are many health benefits to having sex, even ones that may come as a surprise. According to an article from Cosmopolitan, new studies show that men who have two or more orgasms per week will live longer than men who dont. Women, however, are a little pickier. They need to have good sex in order to live longer than women who do not. Good sex is measured by how much a woman is actually being pleased during intercourse, not necessarily having an orgasm. Additionally, Dr. Barry Komisaruk explained that people who have frequent orgasms are less likely to have a heart attack. MRIs show that during an orgasm, the brain uses a similar amount of oxygen as that used during exercise. This means that orgasms are keeping the brain healthy and nourished. This increase of oxygen to the brain also improves the brains memory center. According to Glamour.com, sex is also said to lower blood pressure. In a study done in Scotland, the participants that had frequent sex expressed lower blood pressure and a better way

of handling stress than those who had less sex. More benefits of sex include: No more stuffy noses: Having regular sex can increase levels of certain antibodies that prevent all that nose blowing. No more giggle leaks: Many women have a tendency to leak a little when they laugh, but good news ladies! The reason why this happens is that the muscles down there are too weak, luckily sex can strengthen them resulting in a stronger barrier even when hysterically laughing. Bye bye wrinkles: Endorphins and hormones released during intercourse have the ability to reverse some sun, smoking, and stress damage. More sex means more of these skin de-agers are released. Fall asleep and stay there: Sex (well, orgasms) has been proven to be a great way to help the body fall asleep. More sleep means the body is more energized and overall healthier. Natural glow: People joke about how when they see someone who has just had sex, its written all over their face! In a way, this is true. After sex, most people have softer skin and rosy cheeks. This effect will actually last for days so having sex twice a week can keep the skin soft and glowing all the time. The conclusion is that having sex is good for you, as long as its safe.

Dont Blame It on The Alcohol


Studies show that alcohol may not affect decision making
they make while intoxicated. Although the mind may feel numb and it feels like youre less in control, alcohol does not affect the actual decision making part of the brain. All alcohol does is decrease the amount that we care about the decisions while we are making them. Dr. Bruce Bartholomew from the University of Missouri said that people go into situations knowing what is right and wrong and alcohol does not change their knowledge of that. What alcohol really changes is the idea of feeling guilt or regret after making some of these decisions. Alcohol makes people think that they will not feel upset or embarrassed after doing the things they do. In 2002, a study about the belief of alcohol negatively affecting the brains decision-making pieces was done in the Netherlands. The study concluded that being under the influence of alcohol limited and decreased the brains ability to recognize errors and mistakes. Bartholomew conducted his own experiment in hopes to change this theory. He performed an experiment with people ages 21 to 35 and divided them into three groups. Two groups received a fake (placebo) alcoholic beverage while the third was
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Melissa Recine

One drink too many and peoples minds tend to function slightly differently. Suddenly, everyone around you is much more attractive and dancing on tables becomes socially acceptable. The reason for this and all the decisions that may follow these actions is one word: alcohol. This seven-letter word is to blame for most, if not all, of students problems after 5 p.m. on any given weekend (and even weeknights for some). Unfortunately for those baddecision-making drunks, studies are now showing that alcohol may not actually be a good scapegoat. According to an article published on MSNBC, the University of Missouri College of Arts and Sciences conducted a study on the parts of the brain that analyzes mistakes especially under the influence of alcohol. The study showed that blaming bad choices and mistakes on being drunk is not a scientifically good reason. During the experiments, researchers found that people still know and understand the decisions - good or bad - that

given enough alcohol that their blood alcohol content (BAC) was up to .09 percent. All groups had to complete a series of tasks using a computer and were monitored by how their moods changed when mistakes were made. The result of this experiment was that the group that was intoxicated felt less negative when making mistakes than the groups that didnt have a high BAC. Continuing experiments on this subject are happening at the University of Missouri.

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No-Shave November Will Save Your Gonads


Opinion Editor Karl.M.Totland@pace.edu

Martin Totland

If you`ve noticed a lot of hairy, shaggy guys walking around throughout November, it might have had something to do with No-Shave November. What is No-Shave November? you might be asking. Good question, I reply. No-Shave November, alternately known as Movember (a cheeky portmanteau of moustache and November), is a month-long event/contest/awareness campaign that is intended to raise awareness of diseases in men such as cancer of the prostate and testicles, depression, etc. What better way to raise awareness than to grow beards? Women celebrate the National Breast Cancer awareness by decking everything out in pink. We grow beards.

No-Shave November is more than just an excuse for you guys Photo From www.guestofaguest.com not to shave. Apparently the brain-child of a few blokes from Adelaide, Australia, at the beginning of the millennium, No-Shave November has been a thing in the US since approximately 2004. This year was the first time I participated myself, along with a few friends on campus. The reasons are many (shaving is a total bore, for one), but the general idea is that maybe more people will donate money to cancer research if theyre constantly reminded about the cause by seeing hairy dudes on a daily basis. Anyone interested in the cause for next years initiative can check out www.movember. com, where you can create fundraising pages and even start your own team. All mo bros, as they are called, are urged to find sponsors who will donate money to

their teams. Cancer awareness is something I never really took seriously, up until five years ago when three family members were diagnosed with prostate, throat, and lung cancer respectively, within 18 months of each other. Since then, it has been a fixture in my mind, and it will continue to be. That is why I see No-Shave November as a fun way to remind people about something that is serious business; one in three people will be diagnosed with one form of cancer or another and one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Many people seem to miss the point entirely. They say things like, Raising awareness doesnt do anything. Youre just wasting your time. Wrong. Think about it: Would you have heard so much about the dangers of breast cancer if it

wasnt for awareness campaigns Susan G. Komen, and other such events? Probably not. Ive even had friends who claimed it was pointless while attending a 5K breast cancer fundraiser. In 2011, movember.com raised $7.5 million alone. Thats $7.5 million more for research and treatment. Same goes for No-Shave November, the point is to make people think about it. The more people who think about it, the higher the chance that someone will donate some money or time to the cause. All the hairier-thanusual guys you might have spotted during November have contributed to a good cause, whether they intended to or not. Sometimes it`s cool to just let your facial hair grow, but if you can do it while potentially saving someones gonads, thats all the more awesome.

Money and Materialism Happiness


If youre Not Happy, You Havent Bought Enough StuffRight?
feelings of insecurity and weaken interpersonal relationships. This lends credence to that old saying: The things you own end up owning you. America is probably the most materialistic country in the world, which is interesting when you consider the fact that antidepressants are the most prescribed drug in the US, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2005, the US handed out almost 120 million prescriptions for antidepressants, and the number has surely grown since then. Hell, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, President Bush urged people to go out and shop as a way to return to normalcy, to combat the crippling nationwide sense of despair. Interestingly, in a 2007 World Values Survey, the US placed 16 in reported levels of happiness. If belongings make you happy, then the US should be the happiest country in the world. If you want a current, ongoing case study on the subject, look to China. According to a study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies (yes, that is real), Chinese people are getting richer and they are accumulating more stuff. Between 1990 and 2000, the average wage in rural China tripled, while it quadrupled in urban areas. Yet, they`re not getting happier, but in fact they are becoming more unhappy. In 1990, 28 percent of Chinese people reported to be happy, but ten years later it had dropped to only 12 percent, despite the huge increase in income. Its not like people in China are fundamentally different from Americans. We are all hardwired the same way by evolution, and it turns out that after we attain a few certain things that are crucial to our own happiness sufficient food, shelter, clothing, meaningful relationships, and financial security our happiness levels plateau. According to Kasser, and others, happiness levels plateau after we reach an annual income of approximately $40,000. This means that after our basic needs are covered, its pointless to try to fill holes of existential dread with cell phones, cars, and expensive clothes. A good friend once told me that he likes to buy himself something new and expensive when hes feeling down. I`m not sure it will actually do any long-lasting good. So when youre in the throes of last-minute Christmas
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Martin Totland

In the coming month, many of us will go out and spend money on gifts for our loved ones, buying Christmas gifts, birthday presents, and so on. In the initial stages of this materialistic stampede, I would like to remind you that money and things of that nature most probably wont make you happy. I know thats practically a taboo subject in America, but hear me out. Many Pace students, including yourself, probably participated in the event known as Black Friday, where you stampede through a store in order to save money on one thingamajig or another. Im willing to bet, however, that few of you actually asked yourself why on Earth youre doing it, and if its worth it. Do you really need more stuff, or do you just think you need more stuff? Many psychologists have done research on this, especially Professor Tim Kasser at Knox University, and deftly demonstrated that having enormous amounts of materialistic goods doesnt actually increase your happiness levels, despite the contrary, popular notion that it will. In his book, The High Price of Materialism, Kasser demonstrates that those who value the accumulation of wealth and materialistic goods are at a much higher risk of unhappiness. According to Kasser, they are more prone to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and difficulty with intimacy, even after adjusting for age, income, and culture. Those people are focusing on things that wont make them happy, but will actually do the opposite; materialistic values tend to undermine well-being, perpetuate

shopping, take a minute to consider what all this stuff will actually do, both for yourself and the person youre giving to. Shared experiences tend to be more conducive to happiness; were you happier the last time you got a new smart phone or the last time you and your best friend did something fun together?

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y Gabrielle Davina

Erotic Playground:
Wheres the Craziest Place Youve Ever Hooked Up?
Whats The-G-Spot About? "College is run by sexual tension. Many of us like sex, have sex, and have walked in on our roommate having sex. Why ignore it? Lets be honest instead. In college, learning doesnt only happen in the classroom, it happens in the bedroom. Don't be shy, now, welcome to the G-Spot." - Gabrielle Davina By a pond? On the beach? At a theme park? Theres something exciting and memorable about turning an otherwise clean place into your personal erotic playground for a night (or day, if youre resourceful enough.) Whether with a new lover or Old Faithful, spicing up your sex life is never a bad thing. A surefire way to do this is a simple change of scenery, so I asked around to some fellow adventurous Pace students to find out where the craziest place theyve gotten physical was. After hearings locations like behind Choate House and in an elementary school art class while volunteering, most of them said Sorry, I guess nothing really crazy. Whatd you think I expected you to say, a spaceship? The parameters I gave people for the question were that they couldnt mention their dorm room or anywhere traditional. Basically, if there was a bed involved, it couldnt apply. Nothing against beds - theres a reason thats the most common place to hook up - but theyre not what one would call exotic. Turns out people are utilizing much more of campus for the purpose of pleasure than just the rooms in Dow or Martin. Elsewhere in the building, one couple said they had sex in the laundry room, another girl mentioned being on top of a dryer, and a few spoke of residential hall basements. Outside of residence halls though, is where the real fun begins for others. One couple said they hooked up behind the Office of Student Assistance building and Choate House. Another couple admitted to doing the deed at the 50-yard-line on the football field. Although all of that sounds fun, lets be real - its not warm outside anymore. Some inside spots reportedly defiled by Pace students include the tutoring center in Mortola Library, the girls locker room in the Goldstein Fitness Center, and Woodward Hall. A close friend of mine grew up in the city and spent all of high school in a couple longterm/long-distance relationships. When hed meet up with his girlfriends for an afternoon away from the house, theyd utilize their surroundings in such a way to have an orgasm or two before parting ways. He claims to have had sex in every major park and movie theatre in Manhattan. How can you have sex on the rocks in Central Park during the daytime, you ask? According to him, the girl wears a dress, the guy wears something with an easy zipper and you pretend to play fight. Its as simple as that. Hooking up in public can get you into trouble, though, so dont do it in a place with much security. Case in point - a good friend of mine went into the guys bathroom at a bar in a theme park. Not only was she banned from the park for an entire year, the guy straight up got arrested. He was Canadian, so Im pretty sure he got deported. Whether youre hooking up in a church like the preachers daughter (or the person she dates) or grew accustomed to or in the dressing room of a big department store, its unheard of how much more devilish ordinary positions seem. The world is your sexual oyster. Go out and christen your favorite places.
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Ebony Turner

Fools Gold: NBA Adding to the Problem of Degree-less Blacks?


What is 40 Acres and a MacBook? Whether its the questionable news headlines on Fox or when we walk into Kessel and see all the same kids sitting comfortably on opposite sides of the cafeteria, its time to stop ignoring racial issues within our youth with our 40 acres and a Macbook - a modernized compensation for the world in which we are forced to live in. With the recent mind-boggling lockout restricting basketball fans worldwide from engaging in one of the most enticing sports on television, it has left many of us, including the players, to focus on other things. Shannon Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers has certainly gotten time to reflect with these choice words he gave his followers on twitter: This lockout is a prime example of why having an education is so important. Dreams do come true but plans B and C are just important as A. It is ironic that when the dream shared amongst so many men turns out to be a nightmare that they all have realized how dangerous it can be to have ones entire future in the hands of someone else. Education not only gives us power and individuality but comfort, why is this concept so difficult to understand for black athletes? In a report done by Sports Illustrated, over 82 percent of the National Basketball Association (NBA) is comprised of African-American players. In 2009 to 2010, the National College Athlete Association (NCAA) accounted for 4,500 basketball players in division I, and 10,000 basketball players in both division II and III. 70 percent of those players in the NCAA leave without an undergraduate degree from their respective universities, and only 30 to 40 percent reach the NBA each year. Those are frightening statistics of people without degrees and a NBA career, but for those that do make it to the NBA only 21 percent have undergraduate degrees. That leaves 79 percent of the NBA with only tape from their college days as remnants of them ever even attending, putting most of them in an interesting predicament given the uncertainty of their income right now due to the lockout. Of the 82 percent of black NBA players only 9 percent of them currently in the league hold undergraduate degrees. and administrators who will not stand up for integrity. I would like the Pace community to take a stand on this. Students - demand that there be penalties for peers who take advantage of the system. It cheapens your degree, it cheapens the reputation of the university, and it is a disincentive for faculty to go the extra mile to uphold standards. In another study by Sports Illustrated, 60 percent of NBA players are broke after five years into retirement, however professional sociologist stated that learning financial responsibility or how finances work would have been a culpable skill that could have been gained and learned through a fulfilled college educational career. The urgency in having to enter into the league to gain not only a career one has coveted since childhood but to provide for their families, is a universal mindset for most draftees. Without much foresight into the future, players often are mesmerized by a lifestyle they never had and allow this fools gold to blind a more sensible, prepared path. Most of the draftees are dropping out of some of the top 50 universities in the nation, with acceptance rates of 35 percent or lower. With such selective, quality universities providing players with a free education as long as they keep their grade point average up as well as their health for sports, why would they gamble the chances of entering the league with this security? For decades it took blacks a long time to prove that we were just as good, or better, than Caucasians in the area of sports. Now that we have overcome that hurdle, we have nearly over compensated for it, leaving generations of children to believe that their only options to prosper in this nation as a young black male is to either use sports as a way to get into the league, and college as a gateway, or simply stay on the streets. Over 60 percent of AfricanAmerican players that entered into the league came from homes earning less than $50,000 a year. The option of using sports as a gateway toward a free education is not only laughable amongst some of these athletes, but also not realistic. Education has never been a priority, and has never been advertised as such within our community because education was never seen as a method to heal poverty fast; earning millions through hard work in pick up games in the neighborhood was faster, and more entertaining, than in the classroom. We see more images of basketball players and rappers before we see Ph.D.s; the path to riches has become a narrow brick road leading to a demise that can only be seen when the end of it superficial path is near. Being in the NBA is a blessing, but being prepared for it through education, like any career, is just as necessary as making sure ones mother never has to suffer financially ever again. With child support payments, car notes, mortgage and a family to support, NBA players are realizing the realities of their decision to free fall rather than carry the parachute of a college degree, but it should not take a lockout to realize it.

Letter to the Editor:


Prof. Marie Werner
Contributor MWerner@pace.edu

Once again, one of our faculty found a student cheating on an exam. He was using a large texting device with notes on it. This student will obviously fail the exam. Students will withdraw from classes, their violations going unnoted. We, as faculty, have limited ability to hold students accountable in any other way. We are pretty sure cheating is not uncommon. Not just here, but on campuses all over the country. Students know it, faculty know it, administrators know it, and the lawyers know it. The burden of proof is on the faculty mem-

ber. As it should be. However, nothing short of a video, signed confession and ten eye witnesses seem to be necessary to proceed with some type of sanction. Students who play it straight, do their work, study, come for help, are being penalized because their work is being compared to those who bring in "aids" to these exams. Most of us try to proctor exams with diligence. Most of us try to protect our students' rights to be assessed fairly. Many of us are looking into insurance plans that protect us from frivolous lawsuits

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Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto


is based on a love story with a happy ending, in which two protagonists: Mylo and Xyloto, who are living in an oppressive, dystopian urban environment, and meet one another through a gang called The Lost Boys, and fall in love. Lyrically, the album is inspired by old school American graffiti and the White Rose Movement. The influence of graffiti is easily noticed by the album artwork, while certain songs such as Us Against The World

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Could Hell on Wheels be another hit series for AMC?

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Washington, D.C. 1865 The war is over, Lincoln is dead The Nation is an open wound. This was the opening title of AMCs new show, Hell on Wheels, which follows the story of the construction of the transcontinental railroad following the Civil War. Hell on Wheels debuted Sun., Nov. 6, following AMCs hit horror-drama, The Walking Dead. The first scene of the pilot (something AMC is known for making perfect for all of their shows) shows a man repenting for his sins. However, the man on the other side of the confessional is not a reverend, but rather a veteran seeking revenge for the death of his wife. Although the episode started off strong, it seemed to fall thin with multiple characters developing throughout the episode. We see four potential main characters, each of which are given a certain amount of time showing where they are, what they are doing and their involvement with the railroad. The opening scene seemed to be lost with the rest of the episode, due to the variety of characters. First we meet Cullen Bohannan, a Civil War southerner seeking revenge for his wifes death. We soon learn he used to own slaves, in which he freed them a year before the war even began, suggesting he is not the typical southerner of his time. Next, we meet the powerful Thomas Doc Durant, a railroad tyrant who is in charge of the

construction. In his first scene, he bribes a man into signing a contract, so the viewer starts to think his motives are only in his personal interest. Robert is a man who was hired to plan and map out the railroad. After an ambush of Indians, his partner, Lilly, is forced to run alone with the maps following Roberts death. Finally, we meet Elam, a slave who moved out west to truly feel free; only his superiors on the railroad do not see it like that, having him turn towards a possible murder of his boss. In past AMC shows, we have been accustomed to following the story of one character, with a few supporting characters to support the story furthermore. Hell on Wheels took a different approach, which suggests the story has a lot more in store than suggested by the pilot. With that said, the overall quality of the show is something that was expected from AMC. The setting is perfectly crafted to fit the desolate transcontinental railroad era in Iowa, the gore was to a caliber that made many viewers cringe (such as Indians attacking and scalping workers), the casting is perfect, and overall, this seems to be another AMC show done right. With about ten episodes already filmed, it is safe to say we will see a full season of this Western tale of vengeance, love, and honor. Hell on Wheels airs Sun.s at 10 p.m. on AMC.

Coldplay released their highly anticipated fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto (pronounced Mylow Zy-letoe) attracting much curiosity as to what the meaning is. On Sept. 12, 2011, leading singer Chris Martin had an interview with British newspaper The Sun where he explained the ori-

Paradise, is a nice blend of the old Coldplay meeting the new. For those fans expecting a more traditional Coldplay album, you may be slightly disappointed. The album incorporates newer sounds through synthesizers, various guitar effects, and a different singing style but put it all together and it works. Mylo Xyloto wasnt meant to appease those seeking another X&Y or even A Rush of Blood to The Head. Mylo Xyloto is a portrait of

Mylo Xyloto gets two thumbs up from Coldplay fans. gin of the title. At the moment it seems a bit ridiculous and I accept that, said Martin. Something about it feels quite fresh. The title doesn't have any other meaning. I think we're a band with a lot of history now so it's nice to come up with something that doesn't have any history at all. We've had that title for about two years on a board and any other potential titles had to be written next to it. Other ones made more sense but we just liked this one, that's all we can defend it with. Considered to be a concept album by Martin, Mylo Xyloto

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the growth that Coldplay has had over the past decade. The British alternative rock superstars have produced yet another great album and are definitely worth listening to. Songs to check out: Paradise, Princess of China (Featuring. Rihanna), Charlie Brown, Hurts Like Heaven, and Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall. Ratings Key: -AMAZING -GREAT -GOOD -OK -BAD Coldplays Mylo Xyloto:

and Every Teardrop is a Waterfall derive their meanings from the White Rose Movement. The White Rose Movement was a non-violent/intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, lasting from June 1942 until Feb. 1943, that called for active opposition to dictator Adolf Hitler's regime. Overall, the album provides a consistent flow of catchy songs backed by the unmistakable vocals of Martin. Their latest single,

May Make You Meditate On Its Monotony


Opinion Editor Karl.M.Totland@pace.edu

Martha Marcy May Marlene


ise sounds pretty interesting. The idea has plenty of opportunity to depict the struggles of a young woman striving to overcome years of brainwashing and to find back to her family. The premise opens up for tense drama, a wealth of emotion, and a gradual reintegration back into society. Instead, we get scene after scene bathed in soft light, blurry backgrounds, and our protagonist being antisocial and odd. Much like the title of this review, the film is long and monotonous. The title of the film refers to the various names the protagonist has throughout the film. Her real name is Martha but the cult calls her Marcy May. When answering the phone at the cults farm-like compound, she answers as Marlene. I suppose the title refers to the many different stages of this womans life. Its clear that there was ample potential in this story. Director Sean Durkin clearly understands the principle of less is more and uses it throughout his entire film. Virtually every scene lets the viewers add their own spin to it, leaving it open for individual interpretation. Nothing is being spoon-fed to the audience. The only problem is that Durkin doesnt use it to advance the story. It doesnt go anywhere. Theres hardly any character development (youd think a movie about reintegrating into society would have that), theres no notable progression of the story after Martha finds her family, and a never-ending stream of flashbacks make the films progression rather stilted at times. On a positive note, the cult was very well portrayed, with the actor John Hawkes as the creepy and manipulating cult leader Pat-

Martin Totland

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a little indie-film currently playing at the Jacob Burns Film Center in town. Its about a young woman, Martha (Elizabeth Olsen), who escaped from an abusive cult in upstate New York after enduring their abuse for too long and tries to reintegrate herself into her family and society. At the outset, the films prem-

rick. The rituals of oppression and brainwashing are believable and subtle, and makes you think about how damn uncomfortable it must be to be in an actual cult. There is apparently buzz about Olsen getting an Oscarnomination for her role as the damaged Martha. She isnt bad, but nowhere near an Oscar-worthy performance. Durkin is clearly talented but this outing is much too monotonous and doesnt go anywhere or say anything. Martha Marcy May Marlene will make you wonder what the point was.

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Take A Look at New Series Boss


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Colby Hochmuth

Over the last couple of years the news has been littered with political scandal and we find it near impossible to look away. Its fascinating and part of human nature to be enthralled by the dark secrecy it embodies. Now we get an inside look into this world every Friday night on STARZ with Boss. Boss takes us inside the Chicago political machine; a machine that runs quite smoothly but it not without corruption. This show takes you behind the scenes of big city politics and spares not one dirty detail. The head-honcho is Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), a mayor that has had a great impact on Chicago and beloved for what the city has become. His tactics are not always moral and one must question if he is respected or feared, but either way Mayor Kane will draw you in. His politics are old-school using relationships, money, blackmail, and sometimes force to mold his city. One thing this man, who seemingly has everything, is lacking is health. The early stages of a debilitating mental illness are setting in and Kane, who seems to have an answer for every-

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thing, is lost. For a man with this legacy, an illness would appear as a weakness, and in this town, weakness doesnt stand a chance. So like many facets of his life this disease must remain a secret for as long as possible and he will use any means necessary to do so. Grammers performance is a total contrast with the role hes best recognized for, as the comical psychiatrist in the sitcom Frasier. Grammers role as Kane is manic, rough, and haunting. He isnt the only dynamic character, Kanes assistant Kathleen Robertson, advisor played by Martin Donovan, and estranged wife Connie Nielson all have more than meets the eye, which gives for some promising future material.

After watching the first few episodes you will quickly see that each character brings so much to the table and will without question leave you wanting more. The cinematography is beautiful and exploits the amazing architecture and beauty of one of Americas oldest and historic cities. So if you find yourself relaxing on a Friday night you better watch the Boss, or else.

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Sports on the Side:


What makes a Rivalry?
Sports Columnist Christopher.J.Dudek@pace.edu

CJ Dudek

There is a great deal of extra hype that goes into meetings between two teams that just plain dont like each other. Players on the Baltimore Ravens, Duke Blue Devils, and Pace Setters get up in the mornings full of extra adrenaline when they play the Pittsburgh Steelers, North Carolina Tar Heels, and Adelphi University Panthers, respectively. Fans bellow at the top of their lungs in attempts to will their teams to victory, and both teams practice extra hard because they desperately do not want to lose. These are rivalry games, and rivalry games are always good sporting television. Rivalries in sports bolster the competitive nature of athletes to a whole new level - that is a given. That being said, the question remains: what is it about the encounters between two franchises that gets everybody so motivated for that game? Why are some games so much more captivating than others? The answers to these questions lay within the dynamics of the specific rivalry. Not every rivalry is the same. Some rivalries, like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees in baseball for example, are bred out of jealousy and agonizing defeat. Others like footballs Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are born out of

Womens Basketball Undefeated

the intense desire to defeat your competition. Still, others such as hockeys Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadians are born when one team makes an all-time great play against the other. And like family heirlooms, what truly makes many of these sports rivalries so compelling is the countless number of memories that these games create for all of the fans. Yet there is still more to it than all of that. The most convincing reason that these rivalry games rope in so many people is because they are always the most compelling games to watch. Famous games in sports happen between sports rivals, and the list of great games is almost endless. Hockey, basketball, baseball, and football - all of these sports have a famous rivalry that cause blood to boil and tempers to flare. We still watch because it is the only thing we know as sports fans. Generations of fans have seen so many captivating performances, colossal games, and spine-tingling finishes that capture the hearts and minds of fans of all ages. Sons and daughters who become sports fans grow up with their parents hatred of a rival team from a city that they have never been to because it is in their family. With that kind of passion getting passed down from generation to generation, the cycle of sports rivalries will not end any time soon. Thank goodness for that.

A Comeback from Mens Basketball

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The mens basketball team took a loss to the American International College Yellow Jackets in an away, conference match. The Setters started off strong during the Nov. 22 game however they finished only a few points short, losing66-62. This loss puts the Setters 2-2

overall and 1-1 in Northeast-10 conference games. Pace took an early lead with an aggressive offense but soon after the Yellow Jackets caught up and ended at halftime being up 24-22. Coming into the second half, both teams began scoring but the lead was maintained by AIC. Pace found most of their players caught in foul trouble toward the end of the second half.

Sophomore marketing student Denzel Primus-Devonish, led the team in offense with 26 points and three rebounds. Seniors, management student, Adrian Mills added 11 points and six rebounds and, marketing student, Delroy Daley added 12 rebounds. Next, Pace played a home, conference match against New Haven on Nov. 27 where they won 55-45. Starting off, the Setters played an intense offense taking the lead early in the game until the defense fizzled out a little before halftime where the Chargers took the lead at 27-26. Coming back into the second half, Pace defense was aggressive and loud which put the Setters back in the map to ultimately win the game. Celebration came in early, a couple of minutes before the game ended, because Pace had control over the game and looked confident in their defense, convinced that New Haven was not going to be able to take the game back. Although there were a few turnovers in the match from both teams, the Setters maintained a poise and calm attitude in order to stay focused in order to win the game. Mills led the offense with 18 points and adding five rebounds, Daley led in rebounds with nine, and Primus-Devonish contributed with nine points. This win puts the mens basketball team at 3-2 overall and 2-1 in conference matches. Pace will travel to play Southern Connecticut in an away, conference match on Wed. Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm.

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The Pace womens basketball has remained undefeated after their exhibition game against UCONN. The team beat the American International College Yellow Jackets 50-46 in an away, Northeast-10 (NE-10) conference match on Nov. 22. The game got off to an aggressive start where the Yellow Jackets led the match from the beginning to end of the first half, at 22-14. Coming in on the second half, Pace showed up and started catching up offensively fighting for every point. The Setters were able to catch up and took the game out of theYellow Jackets pocket. Senior biology student Maral Javadifar tied the game at 44

when she was fouled after taking a rebound and, in the last 27 seconds of the second half, senior political science student Brittany Shields scored a layup that got the Pace lead at 47-44. In the last six seconds of the game, junior psychology student Allison Clearly secured the lead for the Setters with a pair of free throws to end the game with a four-point lead. Shields ended the night with her third double-double at 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Javadifar added seven points, eight rebounds, and three assists. I had faith we would win the whole time even when odds were against us because I knew we wouldnt give up until we got what we came for, says senior marketing major and the girls basketball manager Sandra Badr. Next up, Pace played a home, conference match against the New Haven Chargers on Nov. 27 where the Setters won 71-53.

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Photo By Susana Verdugo-Del Real/The Pace Chronicle Pace started off the game in the lead but New Haven managed to get ahead. Early off in the first half, a couple of the Pace players took on fouls and were forced to be subbed to avoid being fouled out later in the second half. At halftime, the Chargers were leading 35-29. In the second half, the Setters used aggressive offense and defense strategy that helped them take back the lead with a couple of three pointers from freshman special education student, Margo Hackett. The crowd was cheering and

in awe when the Setters pulled through from a game that looked as if New Haven had control over. Quickly, Pace focused on the main goal to finish with a win. Hackett ended with 15 points, and Shields led the offense with 18 points and six rebounds. Seniors criminal justice student Carol Johnson and biology student Kerri White, as well as junior criminal justice student Kera Bretney contributed with eight points each, while Javadifar led in rebounds with nine. This win puts the Setters 4-0 overall and 3-0 in NE-10 conference matches. Next, Pace will travel to play Southern Connecticut in an away, conference game on Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m.

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Setter Spotlight
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Susana Verdugo-Del Real

Senior business management student Ursula Vero is the perfect balance of what a student-athlete is defined as: from being a defensive specialist for the volleyball team, Executive Vice President of the Lubin Business Association, Vice President of the Student Athlete Association Committee, a peer leader, and most importantly maintaining a 4.0 GPA. The self-proclaimed Bronx representative shows her pride for her borough in the upstate area of Pleasantville. Pace Chronicle (PC): Your sister graduated from Pace, is that why you decided to go here? Ursula Vero (UV): I applied to a number of other schools but Pace just seemed to be the best match in terms of having the majors I was interested in, it was just close enough to home, and I was able to play volleyball for their team. I also liked the environment; it was a good blend of city and country. It was kind of the whole package. PC: Why do you play volleyball over any other sport? UV: I dont know. It was the only sport I ever played. I went to tryouts in fourth grade because my best friends were trying out and then I just happened to make the team and I was good at it. So I stuck with volleyball. I wasnt really into basketball (I still dont get the rules) but I did play softball for a few years and it was fun but I just found volleyball to be more fun. PC: Why are you a defensive specialist? Have you always been in that position? UV: I was a libero in high school so I have always been on the defensive end of the game. When I was a freshman, we already had a libero so I found my spot in being a DS. I think being a DS is fun because it helps for players who are stronger in the front row than they are on defense and if you have a strong front row player who plays weak defense, other teams may target them in the back row. I think being a DS is one of the best positions because youre completely defending your side of the court and theres a lot of intensity going in terms of running down balls and going all out on a lot of plays. I think its definitely one of the most exciting positions. PC: Why do you wear #16? UV: For a weird reason actually. When I was ten I had a huge crush on Justin Timberlake. His birthday was on the 31st and mine was on the 30th so I added them up and got 61 which was too high, so I flipped the numbers and Ive been 16 ever since. PC: You led the team with service aces, how did you get such a killer serve? Whats your trick? UV: Ive always had a knack for serving and in college I just worked really hard on trying to manipulate to make it float or fall short. My main goal all the time when I serve is to ace someone or to at least make someone fall to have to reach it. Theres really no trick, I guess just a lot of practice and sometimes some really good aim. PC: You came in as a freshman with people you knew, what was it like your freshmen year? UV: My roommate was Carol Johnson from my old high school so it was nice coming in with someone I knew to make the transition easier. Since Carol played basketball and I played volleyball we were able to meet each others teams so it was nice to meet new people after spending a whole month with my team for preseason. Probably only a handful of kids from my neighborhood came to Pace but it was nice being able to meet up with some of them and go out together so I definitely had an advantage in terms of knowing some people here first. PC: You have a 4.0 cumulative GPA, how does that happen? UV: I really dont know. I guess just a lot of time management. Theres definitely times where I feel there are not enough hours in the day, but just keeping myself organized and prioritizing really helps. Dont get me wrong, its not that I enjoy waking up and going to class, but I like to learn and doing the work reinforces the learning. I always do my homework so that helps me out too. PC: Why did you choose management as a major? UV: I came in undecided but I figured a background in business would help me no matter what career I chose. Then I began studying Human Resources and I really enjoyed it. One of my professors was enthusiastic about the field and she made me want to study it. I like working with people and I think I would be good at managing a team. PC: What was your first thought when you found out that you would play New Haven in the first round of NCAA? UV: Probably, Here we go

Photo By Adam Samson/The Pace Chronicle Defensive specialist for Paces Volleyball team Ursula Vero, this weeks Setter Spotlight. again, since we have played them the past two years in the first round. I was excited though that as a senior I would make my third appearance in regionals and I was excited to see how far we could get. I was sort of surprised when we made it because there were a few upsets that seemed they wouldve eliminated us; but I also had a feeling that it wasnt the right time for season to be over, so in a way I wasnt surprised. PC: How do you feel with ending the season in the first round of NCAA? How do you feel with ending your season, in general? UV: Well I was obviously upset to have lost in the first round again, but the way the team played allowed the defeat to be a little more bearable. We lost by two in the fifth game; we in no way were walked over by the other team. It was a really exciting game and we definitely were the team that was remembered the entire weekend. No other team put up as good of a fight as we did. I am sad that this part of my life is over, but it was a great way to go out with a really good team. Obviously I wanted the win, but we played our best. Our teams goal were to make it past the first round which didnt happen, but we worked as team and fought past a lot of point deficits that we would have never been able to do last season. I reached my goals in terms of the level of defense I played; being ranked for service aces was not a goal but something I was really proud to accomplish. PC: What game has been the game that you will never forget? Why? UV: My last game against New Haven will be the game I will never forget. It was an awesome game that showed all of our strengths as a team and for individuals. Everyone did their job and then some. Ill never forget the energy or feeling of being on that court with those five other people. PC: What are you most proud of out of your four years at Pace? UV: I am proud of how I have done academically and how Ive improved in my game playing volleyball. PC: What quote do you live by? UV: Success is never final, failure is never fatal. Its courage that counts.

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