Noise complaints call for action
College students blamed for disturbances in the North End
Jenn Orr Gianna Carchia



November 17, 2010

Journal Staff
It’s Friday night in the North End, and somewhere amidst this charming landscape of brick buildings, a party is getting busted. In clown car fashion, people shuffle out of a tiny apartment one by one, spilling into the streets and scattering. There has been yet another loud party complaint in the neighborhood, and the noise can only mean one thing: Students are off to their usual shenanigans – partying, disturbing the peace, being disrespectful. At least that’s the word around town, and somebody has to take the blame. In a recent post on, Matt Conti recapped a recent November meeting of the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Pub-

lic Safety Committee meeting, which reported that Boston Police received 46 calls in the prior 30 days regarding

loud parties and disruptive activities. Police, Conti said, attributed the majority of the noise to college students.

landlords banded together and decided to stop renting to students. This caused an influx of apartment-seeking undergrads and a migration to the next nearest neighborhood – the North End. In an effort to combat the many disturbances, Boston City Councilors Mike Ross and Sal LaMattina have created the Problem Property Task Force (PPTF). Composed of the councilors and other community representatives, the group meets once a month to deal with disorderly conduct issues. “We’ve been working with the universities, the police, and the representatives’ office; we need to stay on top of this before it gets Photo by Angela Bray out of hand,” said LaMattina. “Young people want to party, Noise complaints are not we’re asking them to be reuncommon among the col- sponsible to their neighbors. lege community. In the last see NORTH END page 4 year, several Beacon Hill

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Gaming and design fans can now incorporate their interests into the academic world. This fall, Suffolk added a new major to the College of Arts and Sciences: Interactive Media and Game Development. Integrating Communication and Journalism (CJN) and Computer Science departments along with the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD), the major has caught a lot of attention. “It’s rewarding to see that people are quite interested now,” said Dan Stefanescu, a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science department. “Students are interested in coming to this

school because of this major.” The major itself looks closely at the study of game development, which includes more than just programming. An additional focus is that of the gaming world’s design aspect. When students begin, they are required to take four core courses in the major itself. However, they are later able to choose between two concentrations with either computer science courses or NESAD and CJN courses. Over the course of their four years, students will also take classes involving subjects like Software Engineering, Motion Design (3D Animation), and Introduction to Computer Programming. Some students will take a course in Film Language, where they will learn

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to tell stories visually through workplace and the signifivideo games. In addition, stu- cance of games as an art form. dents must take CJN courses For senior students, both to explore topics such as the evolution of gaming in the see MAJOR page 2


November 17, 2010

POLICE BLOTTER Game development, design and programming now open to study
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concentrations join for a year-long course where they develop a game together. “It gets together people with very different interests to develop games,” said Stefanescu. T h e idea is to bring about the importance of working in a team environment and combine both programming and design to create a working game. That game can then be added to students’ portfolios, where they are able to showcase a piece of their work when entering the job market. “It’s definitely a collaborative project so we want students to have collaborative experiences before they leave,” said Nina Hunt-

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emann, an associate professor of the CJN department. Typically, students who choose to study this major end up with jobs as game programmers, 3D conceptual artists, character builders, and interactive designers,

"The industry is growing and the need for skill is a desire for the industry."
to name a few. The gaming industry has grown significantly over the years, which is why it becomes important for students to graduate from college prepared. “The industry is growing and the need for skill is a desire for the industry,” said Huntemann. “They are constantly looking for well trained employees, which is what Suffolk is trying to set up

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students for with this major.” Boston itself is home to numerous gaming companies, including Harmonix, the creator of Rock Band in Cambridge. Because the city is widely known for its large number of gaming companies, it will be more convenient for students to find immediate internships right out of college. The university hopes students who join the Interactive Media and Gaming Development major will land a job in small indie companies, or even larger. Although the major has just been created, the interest has grown rapidly due to the robust business. “The gaming world is an extremely hot industry,” said Stefanescu.

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CSA update: meetings and events keep commuters around campus
Angela Bray

Journal Staff
Although they're not always on campus daily, there are opportunities to involve students commuting to Suffolk. The Suffolk Uni-

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sophomores and one junior. CSA co-sponsored a Food Fair on October 7 with the Suffolk University Hispanic Association (SUHA). The most recent event was a Celtics game two weeks ago, for which tickets were sold

When I was a freshman, I'd just come for class. Now I'm involved in everything."
versity Commuter Student Association (CSA) works to welcome and unite all commuter students at the university, whether they’re living at home, or an apartment in or around the city. “[CSA] is for students to meet people so they’re not coming to campus and staying just for classes,” said Skye Lewis, sophomore and CSA secretary. “When I was a freshman, I’d just come for class. Now I’m involved in everything.” Lewis said the student organization has existed on campus for a while, “but really picked up last year.” The allnew E-board consists of three to “get commuters to come and meet each other, rather than just go to meetings. It’s good to see new faces,” said Lewis. CSA sponsored the event with the help of OffCampus Housing (OCHO). Tickets were not only sold, but also raffled off at a CSA coffee event, where a table was set up on campus with coffee and donuts for students. “Next semester we’ll be doing more coffee events here and there to get people to come out and meet us so we can meet them,” said junior Cate Connerty, CSA president. “I was never more involved than I am now,” she said. “Getting involved is

the best thing to do. It’s a great way to get into what’s going on around campus.” CSA events are open to all students, although the current focus is to become more established and gain more commuter members, according to Lewis. A commuter social is a potential future event, as well as a Bingo night to bring commuter students together and stay after class has ended. The latest CSA happenings are promoted via CSA’s Facebook page, Twitter account, SU Connect, and mass emails. New and existing members meet on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays in Donahue 220 during activities period. “It is great to join to meet others, like the students you walk by every day, but don’t know,” said Lewis.

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November 17, 2010

Political Research Center reaches milestone
Sarina Tracy

Journal Staff
Deval Patrick’s November 2 win in the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial race marked the fifth correct prediction of statewide races, announced by Suffolk’s Political Research Center. Headed by David Paleologos, the Suffolk University Political Research Center (SUPRC) made a conclusion in early fall of a probable final margin of seven points in the race for governor, with Patrick leading 46 percent, and Baker trailing with 39 percent. The actual statewide results concluded with Patrick leading 49 percent over Baker’s 42 percent. The forecasted margin of seven points on October 28 equated with the actual margin of seven points, which gives the research center a 100 percent accuracy rate in the predictive outcomes of the past five Massachusetts state races. This accomplishment is made even sweeter by the previous onslaught of criticism in

regards to the methodology of Suffolk’s surveys. Reporters, columnists, bloggers and Right-Wing operatives were not shy in deeming Paleologos and his team as “skewed” to the Left, catering with loose voter screens and inappropriate quotas. These claims of inaccuracy and bias were shattered on Election Day. Paleologos, the director of the research center, is humble in his success. “It’s always nice to find the late nights have paid off,” he said. “There’s also some vindication, especially as our methodology has come under fire recently. I’d attribute our accuracy to fine tuning our surveys in ways that other organizations typically don’t. Our secret sauce is attention to detail.” Founded in 2002, Suffolk’s Political Research Center has consistently delivered accurate and precise predictions in Massachusetts political races and several other battleground political states. It is also the only educational institution in the

United States to have both a FOX and NBC news affiliate, which allots Democratic, as well as Republican credibility. In 2002, the SUPRC was the only political research center in the region to correctly predict the outcomes of the Massachusetts Democratic Primary and Final Election in percentage and actual votes. The center’s Bellwether model made headlines when two surveys in New Hampshire were the only statistical indicators in the country showing Hilary Clinton winning the state’s presidential primary against then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008. Clinton did, as predicted by the SUPRC, win with a margin of less than three points. The only university in the United States to have pioneered a successful Bellwether Predictor Model, the SUPRC is a forerunner in political analysis. Paleologos’ model is scheduled for publication in the April 2011 edition of American Behavioral Sciences. The reputation of SU-

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David Paleologos, director of SUPRC
PRC’s credibility and accuracy is one noticed and mentioned by many news media sources, including C-SPAN, “Meet the Press,” CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, The New York Times and numerous other news outlets. It’s standing of reputability, accessibility and precision is one that shows in this accomplishment, and does Suffolk proud.

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S.O.C.S. wraps and succeeds goal
and campaigns. “It was a real experience for entrepreneurship” said Fakhouri.. The S.O.C.S. all-youcan-eat buffet took place at the Red Hat on November 1. The event was open to both students and the public for a $5 donation, all of which were donated to the cause. The venture was succeeded as it incorporated the model of a business. Fakhouri. said out the group of 32 students were sub-grouped into smaller teams for different project tasks. There were groups for public relations, financials, sales, and marketing. Organization and the determination of the students were cited in addition as part of the reasons for the project’s outcome. As the party continued, Fakhouri. thanked all participants and volunteers. “I want to thank the Student Government Association, Courtney Porcella, Catalina Lopez and Ed Plumonsky.” He also recognized Professor Suzyn Ornstein as the mentoring presence and guide to the group through the technical aspects of the project. He also credited Allegra for making the printing and imaging material, which he said was essential in helping advertise the project. “In selling this initiative, I have been able to do it without cost.” He said this was one of the ways that they were fortunate in the execution of the project. In one month’s time, the project raised a total of $5,000, succeeding the original goal by $1,000.

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The entrepreneurial project with a community service twist wrapped up last Tuesday with a party on the fourth floor of Donahue. The Suffolk University Organization for the Collection of Socks (S.O.C.S.) for vets celebrated a successful initiative that raised $225 only on the first day. The celebration gave a pat on the back to the group of 32 students and volunteers who were led by Suffolk senior Odie Fakhouri. The initiative began with $5 donations to purchase socks for homeless veterans registered at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Accompanying each pair is a paper sock on which the donor can write a supportive message. Many local businesses, including Cafe Quattro, Kabloom flowers and Red Hat, collaborated with the initiative and raised money through their own events

When asked what he learned from the experience as a whole, Fakhouri said, "people don’t buy what you do but why you do it”.

Photo courtesy of Odie Fakhouri

Students donate to S.O.C.S. at Red Hat buffet


November 17, 2010

Student tenants cause a stir, some buildings considered Suffolk dorms
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We’re encouraging people to call 911 so we can keep track of where these problems are.” Conti’s article reported that Councilors Ross and LaMattina are currently working on policies regarding special lease terms for offcampus college students. There is a possible “three strikes and you’re out” rule under consideration, but it remains unclear if the goal is to alter behavior or drive students out of the North End. “I’m hoping that landlords will stop renting to students and colleges will start building more dormitories,” conceded LaMattina. He said he did not have anything against students. “But if they’re not going to behave in neighborhoods in apartments, then they shouldn’t be allowed to live there.” When asked by the Journal which policy guidelines are currently in development, LaMattina dismissed the question and commented instead on the student impact on the rising costs of rent. And although the PPTF meets once per month to put together all data from phone calls and complaints to find which properties are frequently reported, he could not pinpoint the addresses of these problematic buildings – something that has become common knowledge among neighborhood residents. In one incident, police broke up an Oct. 30 party at 94 Prince St. with more than 100 college-aged students, citing the host with disturbing the peace and keeping a disorderly house. LaMattina was questioned about disorderly house) and ones he and Ross are developing: “I don’t know if there’s a difference, just the ability for the police to cite them and give them a fine. I new in the neighborhood and acknowledged that just as Beacon Hill dealt with a large student population, so too will the North End – but in a different way. others addressing the issue, he is less eager to use students as scapegoats in dealing with all neighborhood disturbances. “There’s going to be noise. We live in the North out of the neighborhood after 15 years of residency because of the noise that inevitably comes with a younger crowd rolling into town. “You can’t just blame it all on the students,” Ventura said. “It’s just become an overwhelmingly young neighborhood and they like to party. It’s the 20-something professionals; it’s the 30-something professionals [too].” So where do Suffolk students stand in all of this? Some believe the entire issue at hand is being highly embellished, such as sophomore and Fleet Street resident Erika Ciccariello, who claims that “the amount of complaints is being exaggerated. My roommates and I have had many parties but the cops have only been called once, barely ever causing a complaint.” Other students say that although undergrads are hosting parties and should be held accountable for disruptive actions, there are multiple sources of noise in the neighborhood. “There are bars in the North End too. We’re not the only ones making noise,” said Mike Gesualdi, Suffolk junior and Fleet Street

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think both of them work together, but I don’t know.” Stephen Passacantilli, president of the NEWNC and member of the PPTF, said that on several occasions the PPTF directly contacted PF North End Realty – the company that rents out several of the buildings in question. Repeated noise complaints have been associated with the same addresses, including 28 Fleet St., 214 Hanover St., and 224 Hanover St., Passacantilli confirmed. Some residents refer to these addresses as extra Suffolk dorms. “Nothing really came of it,” Passacantilli said. He also implied that the company does not really keep tabs on its tenants because of constant

“I would blame the landlords more than I would blame the students,” he asserted. “It’s their building, it’s their responsibility, but to them it’s just about, ‘We get our rent, let’s leave it alone.’ [But] for every absentee landlord who doesn’t care, there’s four or five landlords who do the right thing.” Passacantilli, who has been a lifelong North End resident, is familiar with neighborhood complaints. In his position as president, he deals with constant criticism ranging from trash to tourists. “So you can imagine that they’re going to complain about students.” In a visitor-attracting neighborhood with a lively

End. That’s the end of the story,” he said. “When people call in a noise complaint, it’s like, ‘I don’t know what to tell you. People are here. They love coming here.’”

"I'm hoping that landlords will stop renting to students and colleges will start building more dormitories."
Some residents have gone as far as moving out of the North End because of the increased population and subsequent noise. “I would say the last five to seven years that [the noise problem] has become increasingly worse,” said Keri Cassidy, North End resident and co-owner of Mercato del Mare on Salem Street. Cassidy has lived in the North End for 17 years, and like many other long-time residents, she has witnessed a major neighborhood demographic shift in the form of young people. Her business partner, Liz Ventura, moved resident. “Not every Suffolk student living in the North End is throwing a huge party. It’s unfair to punish everyone when it’s just a few people causing a problem.” In the end, what it comes down to is reaching a compromise. “I like having students here,” Passacantilli concluded. “How do we protect the residents who live here, have families here, who want to stay here? How do we make it a livable neighborhood? It’s new to us, so this is gonna take some time, but I’m confident we’ll figure it out.”

"Not every Suffolk student in the North End is throwing a huge party. It's unfair to punish everyone when it's just a few people causing a problem."
the difference between current loud party policies included in leases (keeping a student rental turnovers. Passacantilli addressed the problem as relatively nightlife, keeping quiet is nearly impossible, and Passacantilli knows that. Unlike

November 17, 2010

world BRIEFS
LONDON, England – Britain’s Prince William, son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana of Wales, announced his engagement to girlfriend of eight years, Kate Middleton, on Tuesday. This royal engagement is met with the enthusiastic approval of Buckingham palace, with Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, being “absolutely delighted for them both.” The ring now upon Middleton’s finger, a sapphire surrounded by diamonds, was the engagement ring of Princess Diana, last seen in public the day she and Charles divorced in 1996. Prince William is second in line to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles. Queen Elizabeth is William’s grandmother. It is unclear what title Middleton, an upper-class non-Royal, will have when she is a member of the Royal Family. All titles are a gift of the Queen, and the decision will be hers to make when Kate and William are married.

Palestinians remember former leader
Harry Lam

Journal Staff
On November 11, Palestinians commemorated the sixth anniversary of the death of former Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. Arafat was the first president of the Palestinian National Authority, leader of the Fatah movement, chief of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and commander of the PLO armed forces. After leading the Palestinian struggle for nearly four decades, he died in 2004 of an unknown disease in Paris. He never achieved his dream of bringing a successful end to the Palestinian struggle and forming an independent Palestinian state. Arafat began this struggle early in the 60s, but it didn’t reach the international stage until the 70s when the U.S. offered to assist peace talks after the 1974 Arab-Israeli War. Arafat then believed in a peaceful solution and attended the U.N. General Assembly’s first full debate on the Palestinian struggle. He attended as the sole representative of the Palestinian people, and told the U.N. Assembly at the debate, “Today I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter’s gun. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.”

BEIJING, China – 53 people were killed and 70 others injured in a high-rise fire in Shanghai’s Jing’an district on Monday. The 28-story building was under renovation when flames engulfed the scaffolding, then spread to the rest of the building. "The fire became so big because the scaffolding contained a great amount of flammable materials," said Zhu Zhixiang, a Shanghai firefighting official. "Heavy wind at the time was another factor." A preliminary investigation indicated that unqualified and unlicensed welders caused the fire by violating safety rules and improperly handling their equipment. During the fire, firefighters rescued more than 100 residents from the burning building which housed over 150 families. The fire went on for over four hours, with more than 100 fire trucks battling the blaze. Another 50 people are missing, mostly senior citizens in their 60s and 70s. Eight suspects have been detained, some of which include the aforementioned welders.

Violence would begin again in 1982, when Israel invaded Lebanon’s capital in an attempt to assassinate Arafat and crush the PLO. The violent conflict involving Lebanon and the PLO against Israel became a long and violent war. Arafat had to retreat, but still survived each attempt to find and kill him. Arafat changed his ideas in 1988 during the First Palestinian Uprising where he condemned acts of terrorism and began to recognize Israel’s right to exist. He would begin to participate in peace talks with Israel between 1991 and 2000 in an attempt to establish an independent Palestinian state, which is a cause he never gave up on and brought to the world’s attention. Today, Arafat remains a controversial figure but one of the most influential figures in modern Middle Eastern politics and history. Views about him are still contested, and vary among those of his supporters and opponents. Many see him as a guerrilla fighter, a politician, and a peacemaker. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 “for his efforts to create peace in the Middle East, renouncing acts of terror and becoming a sincere participant in a true peace process.” His opponents see him as a militant terror-

ist who seemed more like an authoritative figure than a peacemaker. They claim that he failed to stop widespread corruption in the Palestinian Authority when he was president and to reduce unemployment and poverty. On the anniversary of his death, thousands of Palestinians attended a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian officials, members of the Fatah movement, and the PLO were among attendees. The previous night, there were similar commemorations for Arafat’s legacy at his grave and in the city of Bethlehem, where hundreds participated in candle marches. At the rally, the current Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, claimed the leadership would continue to uphold Arafat’s ideas and efforts in achieving a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas reaffirmed to the crowd that Palestinians are devoted to a peaceful solution to the conflict with Israel but claimed Israel is hurting this effort by expanding illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. “We see Israel confiscating land, building settlements and Judaising Jerusalem with unprecedented speed… and then ask that we return to negotiations,” said Abbas.

HARARE, Zimbabwe – By the end of 2010, Zimbabwe will have high-speed Internet after launching a fibre optic cable linking the country to the undersea high-speed cable in Mozambique. Information and Communication Technology Minister Nelson Chamisa said his ministry failed to complete the project for June, due to government logistical problems. “We still hope that the project will be commissioned before the end of the year as work that involves the laying of the cables is now 70 percent complete,” he said. The project is valued at U.S. $6.2 million. Huawei, a Chinese company, was contracted to implement the project by the Zimbabwean government through the ministry. The country also plans on laying a cable to be connected to the rest of the world through South Africa.

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November 17, 2010

St a f f Editoria l
Recently, we at the Journal have caught wind of Glenn Beck’s new rant/rave/ ridiculous attack. What’s been on Beck’s chopping block most recently? Nothing too big, except him condemning George Soros as an aid to the Nazis and claiming he’s attempting to run a secret government to control the country’s economy. The accusations have been beyond intense and outrageous. They’ve been so ludicrous that they’ve breached the” offensive” line to the point that the Jewish community has demanded an apology. “And George Soros used to go around with this antiSemite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off,” Beck said. “And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.” We suppose it’s not so difficult to believe Beck went this far in his argument considering his track record, but then again, we sit back and think about the situation and reassess. It IS difficult to believe. Beck is claiming that Soros was an accomplice to the Holocaust: a completely insane comment to make, whether you’re Glenn Beck or not. Overall, we at the Journal feel this says something powerful about politics and where they have been and are continuing to go. Comments like Beck’s are something we wouldn’t have seen even 10 years ago. Since the 2008 election, the politics in this country have really become a whole new animal, enticing animosity and complete hatred for other parties. We wonder why? Please reference the quoted material above. This is what fuels it. The point of this, however, is to shine a light on the insanity that extreme politics are taking. Beck made these comments to score political points, something that was completely unnecessary and extremely offensive. The world of politics needs to take a look in the mirror and really reconsider the path they’re on. Return to humanity.

In defense of Four Loko
Tim Gillis

Journal Staff
With all of the negative media aimed at getting rid of Four Loko, it is becoming harder to defend the drink more every day. In case you haven’t heard, Four Loko is an alcoholic beverage that contains about the same alcohol content as a six pack of beer. This may not sound like much, but when 135 milligrams of caffeine are added to the mix, things can get a little wild by the end of the night. As of late, people have been trying to make the beverage illegal because of how many individuals have been hospitalized after drinking it. But is it the Four Loko that causes the

volume with a staggering 24 percent. Hunter stated that Four Loko, “contains only as much caffeine as a single Starbucks’ coffee,” which is true. A small brewed coffee from Starbucks contains 180 milligrams of caffeine. What's more is that Four Loko wasn’t even the main factor in the incident at Washington University, even though it was blamed for it. There were also large amounts of vodka, rum, and beer at the party as well. So if these things are true, then what is sending so many people to the hospital? The answer, in my opinion, is pretty obvious. The drinks are what you make of them; what matters is how they are consumed. It’s common

"Drinks are what you make of them; what matters is how they are consumed."
danger, or could it maybe be the way they are consumed? A single Four Loko is about the same size as an Arizona Iced Tea: 23.5 ounces of drink. The New York Times has called the drink, “liquid cocaine” and it has also been nicknamed “black out in a can.” The idea for Four Loko was thought up by three Ohio State alumni: Jaisen Freeman, Jeff Wright, and Chris Hunter. These three have taken serious heat recently because of the growing number of hospitalizations that were caused by their drink. Despite many incidents – one of the biggest coming from Washington University, where nine students were hospitalized after drinking Loko – the three owners still stand by their product. And although many “anti-Loko-ers” out there will disagree with me, Freeman, Wright, and Hunter put up a good argument. Four Loko contains 12 percent alcohol per volume. There are beers that have much higher concentrations; Sam Adams Utopias MMII has double the alcohol by sense. A pint of vodka will put you in a hospital bed too if you chug the whole bottle quick enough. I’ve witnessed kids drink two entire Lokos in a matter of minutes, and then complain about how they blacked out after. I myself have drank two Four Loko’s in one night and did not end up in a hospital bed because I took my time with them. And don’t get me wrong here, I’m not a fan of Four Loko; I think they taste disgusting and are too syrupy. It is unfair for these three entrepreneurs to experience their entire business being shut down because people drink their products irresponsibly. It is being banned like wildfire to protect people, but it isn’t like people don’t come back for more. The unofficial Facebook page for Four Loko has more than 38,000 fans and that number will continue growing, ban or no ban. Consequences come with every action, and banning a product that many people love just because others abuse it just doesn’t seem right. This is America, right?


November 17, 2010

And the North Enders think they have it bad... Ever hear of Allston-Brighton?
Jason Kenosky

Journal Staff
As a Suffolk student currently residing in AllstonBrighton, I have first hand experience as to how college students and permanent residents interact with one another. Surprisingly, that interaction comes more in the form of turning a blind eye than anything. The stereotypical image of the loud, drunken, college student who is aloof towards their general surroundings is alive and well in Boston’s most prominent student ghetto. The neighbors, for the most part, don’t seem to mind. Before I became a resident, I had little idea what was in store. My particular street has a quaint, quiet, respectable quality to it -- until it meets Commonwealth Avenue and the vibe takes on a more unattended feel. Garbage and lawn chairs strewn about small grassy yards that could have used a good mowing four months ago round out the picture. Add some empty beer cans and ran-

dom garbage for prosperity. Most of the student residents, as far as I can tell, don’t mind living in this particular part of town. I would hazard to guess the reason being that they can get away with seemingly anything. It is some kind of induction rite into life as a college student in Boston. Anything goes and nobody cares. The activities that go down in Allston-Brighton are what you might expect: numerous parties extending over the hump of midnight, competing stereos, and a bizarre competition involving who can woo-hoo the loudest. Then you have public urination, puddles of vomit, broken bottles, fights, and general unruly behavior as well. The majority of apartments in this area are on the smaller side, which often causes parties to spill out into the streets. The supporting cast of characters are not exactly the problem per se, but the effects that are caused by an over-consumption of alcohol on a rather inexperienced crowd is.

At its root, the annoyance comes in three forms: noise, garbage, and alcohol-induced psychosis. The noise is not just contained to gatherings inside individual apartments; it rides shotgun with those who take their partying outside. Residential streets that would otherwise be quiet are filled with the voices of young adults speaking in very loud tones -- if not outright yelling -- like a bunch of banshees screeching about absolutely nothing. I know the effects of alcohol on cognition, but why the young feel the need to hoot and holler and recant some-kind-of frat-boy-like cadence about who’s screwing who at the top of their lungs at 3 a.m. is beyond me. What I do not understand is why the neighborhood puts up with this nonsense. There are many long-term residents -- professionals even, who occupy these streets, too. Now, I am not a curmudgeon by any means. I am a fan of beer myself, perhaps even more so than the average person. I enjoy getting busy on occa-

sion, but I understand common decency and know that cranking Lady Gaga or enthralling my neighborhood with a bagpipe through the witching hour, among other antics, is not a good idea. While student ghettos are not unique to Boston, the particular area where I live seems to have an attitude about it that makes this sort of behavior de rigueur. It is as though the neighborhoods of Brighton and Allston have bought into the notion that it is perfectly fine for college students to be loud and obnoxious -- a definite adoption of “boys will be boys.” A point of irony worth noting is that college students are not creating all of the noise. When you are a young adult and away from your parents’ eye, it is easy to get loose while foregoing any notion that others might not share in your enthusiasm. I’ve been there myself. We all have. Students need to be housed somewhere. Why demolish housing stock to build dorms when housing already exists? Landlords rely on stu-

dents to fill vacancies, then return the favor by looking the other way as long as the rent keeps coming in. Many landlords throughout Boston refuse to rent to students. Like all ghettos, keeping students confined to a particular area creates an out-of-sight out-of-mind situation. Let someone else deal with it. A step in the right direction would be more pressure on local colleges to encourage positive student behavior. I am not suggesting party-patrols like what Suffolk has going on, or discouraging partying altogether. That would be an impossible task. I also do not suggest neighborhoods “outlawing” rentals to college students, as is the case with Beacon Hill, yet I can understand their motives in doing so. Students are transient. Your non-college neighbors more than likely are not. The image that college students create lasts longer than their tenure as residents. It is the neighbors who are left to pick up the pieces long after you have gone.

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" scares me
Jenn Orr

Journal Staff
In case you she hasn't absolutely annoyed you enough yet, don't worry -Sarah Palin now has a new reality show! Even better? Palin and company were picked up by TLC, the same network that brings us marvelously enlightening shows such as, "The Little Couple," "Obese and Pregnant," "John & Kate Plus 8," and "I Didn't Know I was Pregnant." With "Sarah Palin's Alaska," viewers need not worry about another show concerning little people and dysfunctional families. In fact, the show tries so desperately to illustrate Palin's family as the All-American crew of angels that they certainly must be. Maybe that's why Bristol was not featured in the pilot episode.

The show follows the Palin family, which includes Todd, Sarah, Track, Trig, Treck, Truck, Tramp, and Tom-Tom. Okay, to be truthful, the Palin kids' names are actually Track, Bristol,Willow, Trig, and Piper - - which are not much better if you ask me, but hey, she's earthy. And earthiness is what she aims for, at least in this particular aspect of Palin's life/sideshow. She takes the kids on family outings, showing them and the rest of the world "how real Alaskans do it." Funny, because every activity included in the pilot episode looked like what tourists do when they go to Alaska. In one segment, Palin takes her daughter Piper and her niece on a low flying plane, claiming that all Alaskans get around that way. This is yet another falsity, an image builder if you

will, although I'm unsure whether she's trying to build her own image or Alaska's in an effort to boost tourism. A particular segment of the show, in which Sarah and Todd go on an intense rock climb (seriously, it looks excruciating), illustrates the reality that is Sarah Palin perfectly. As Palin struggles tremendously to reach her rock climbing guide, she grows frustrated, huffs, puffs, and asks herself, annoyed, "Why am I so cocky?" This scene alone is a metaphor for Palin's political career: setting her sights much too high and believing she'll actually make it, struggling when challenge comes her way, and then ultimately regretting her foolishness. She most likely would not see it that way, however. In fact, she would probably refute (not to be confused with "refudiate," the word

Palin accidently made up and then compared herself to Shakespeare about on Twitter) with something like, "Well dontcha know I made it to the top of that there mountain, so I take that there comparison as a good ole compliment!" I'm not kidding; she really talks like that -even more so when she's not p l a y i n g Politician Barbie. W h a t ' s more confusing and frightening than Palin's on-camera antics are her motives for doing

this show. Suspicions over Palin possibly running for office in 2012 have already risen, and some believe this reality show is just another part of her presidential campaign. I highly doubt that starring in a reality show would help anyone running for the oval office, but then again, politics are weird and often make little sense. Don't forget, it was only two years ago that this woman crawled out of the woodwork, literally, and almost became our vice president. And now she's on TLC. I love America.


November 17, 2010

'Th ird Recordin g' at Suf folk
Angela Bray

Journal Staff
Originally from Zimbabwe, Detroit artist Chido Johnson has worked, exhibited and taught both nationally and internationally. He is the current section chair of Sculpture at the College for Creative studies in Detroit, a recent 2009 Kresge Fellow, and a 2009 MacDowell Colony Fellow. Johnson received two BFA degrees from the University of Georgia, Athens: for Sculpture in 1996, and for Painting with a minor in drawing in 1997. His MFA in sculpture degree was acquired in 2000 from the University of Notre Dame. Domestified Angst: Third Recording is the artist’s solo exhibition exploring his own cultural deliberations. “When

'Gray' celebrates ident it y
to personal interviews discussing gender specifics. The documentary is very effective in the sense that it shows a wide variety of aspects relating to the lives of the cast. It could have easily been another typical film chronicling their performances, but “Play in the Gray” goes further to look into their performances and what it means to look beyond the labels and categories regarding gender. The scenes of the theatre performances and candids of the cast getting ready are humorous, as well as an insight to the creation of switching between footage of emotional interviews, activism, rehearsal and the many complications of their lives. Nearly two years of filming and thorough research angles are shown in this 80-minute docum e n t a r y. Constantly progressing scene after scene, the audience is able to gain a sense of personality for each of character and how they feel about living in the gray area of gender. The film includes the Courtesy of Plant Seed Productions cast members’ travels, sit downs with theatre style is visually shot in a unique, periodic way, their families, and stories different characters both male and female. Its drag meet

I hold a chisel and a mallet and remove material off the surface of a sculpture, I mimic one of the oldest forms of making form in space and I become connected to my ancestors,” said Johnson in an interview curated by Dick Goody, associate professor of Art and Director of the Oakland University Art Gallery. “Carving was utilized globally in many cultures and through it I feel connected to both my European and African heritage. More recently I have been using carving as form of cultural signification.” As a rethinking of the first and second recordings, the third recording includes many of the same pieces featured in the previous exhibits. The gallery walls, painted a Pepto-Bismol pink, portray the domestic interior while

making a pun of “stomaching” the sentiments, as explained in the Oakland University Art Gallery c a t a logue. A work titled “I s w a l lowed t w o seeds” is one of an oval wooden mirror frame against the wall with attached p l a s tic flowers representing the Flame Lily, Zimbabwe’s national flower, and yellow rose, the official flo-


emblem of the U.S. Johnston is skilled in stone carving, mold making, clay

ed from cast foam. “” is constructed using carved mahogany, stacked Home Depot buckets, wire and beads. S t a n d ing on an Ikea table, “Smile” is a statue carved of ebony; on the wall is a video projecting the carving of a face into the figure using a Dremel Photo by Angela Bray tool. Acand plaster work, and vacu- cording to Johnson, carving um mold fabrication. “Play- mahogany or ebony acknowl ball” is a net hanging from see DOMESTIFIED page 10 the wall holding heads mold-

Lexis Galloway

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‘Play in the Gray,’ (Planted Seed Productions) the first film shown in the new Modern Theatre in close to 40 years, is a documentary that follows an all female theatre group and their exploration into gender and personal identity. A performance group called "All the Kings Men" is followed throughout the film as they journey through experiences in acting and living in the gray area between the male and female genders. The entertaining film provides comedic and thought-provoking footage from the very beginning. This first feature film from director Kaitlin Meelia debuted in April of 2010 after nearly three-and-a-half years of production. It begins with a somewhat unconventional photo shoot of the cast, six women dressed in various different costumes. Following them as they pass out flyers to their show, dressed as men, grandmas and other characters, the film proceeds to flash back and forth

about how they came out and relationships with each other. The film does a really impressive job of creating and showing an array of different moments, even for those who cannot relate out of personal experience. This incredibly well rounded documentary forces one to consider the idea of just being, instead of fitting into some category, community or gender. The film was written by Ian McFarland and director Kaitlin Meelia, who became quite close with the cast members of "All the Kings Men." Katie, one of the members, described the troupe’s inspiration as a mix between SNL sketch comedy, improvisation, and a ridiculous take on stereotyped genders. The Boston based performance group continues to perform nationally and internationally. The film is overall more than just an entertaining documentary and is well worthwhile because of its ability to bring about several emotions and show a unique take on the female-male boundaries that exist today.


November 17, 2010

Derek Anderson

It's not so impossible
the audience into the void that he claimed he had been stuck in for some time. Sufjan played an array of instruments himself, adding to the plethora of emotion and tones presented by his band. He even breached the walls of vocals by putting his voice through auto tune and other effects. It was truly a representation of pure emotion through sound and sonic waves. Dressed in odd, futuristic yet 80s-inspired costumes, Sufjan and the band decked themselves out with an assortment of neon colors that glowed brightly in the dark and worked cooperatively with the light show. Behind the orchestra, a large screen presented pictures and animated graphics to the audience, sometimes Royal’s works of art were mixed in. explaining that his artwork and visions were partially responsible for his return to the real world and his escape from his “sonic void.” Ending his Royal-esque part of the set, Stevens proceeded to play the whopping 25 minute track “Impossible Soul,” which sums up his exploration in tones, notes and sound. The performance of the track was astronomical,

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There was once a paranoid schizophrenic sign painter from Louisiana by the name of Royal Robertson. Robertson was a self-proclaimed prophet and artist who claimed to have visions of God in spaceships, the future, the past, space travel and the apocalypse. He translated those visions into art. Royal died alone in his house with his visions and art, killed by a heart attack in 1997. Fast forward to the present. Musician and artist Sufjan Stevens came in contact with Royal’s artwork and was so inspired that it led to the creation of his newest album The Age of Adz (2010, Asthmatic Kitty). Royal’s artwork is even the cover for the new album. S t e v e n s played the Orpheum in Boston, both Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. His new music has been, as Stevens explained, a travel into a void of tones and sounds. The show was an even deeper dive into this void w h e r e R o y a l Roberts o n ’ s i n f l u ence was clearly present. With a full orchestra behind him, inc l u d ing two d r u m mers, two flutists, three trombones, pianists, keyboardists, backup singers, backup dancers and the normal guitarist and bassist, Stevens brought

The presentation was absolutely fantastic. D.M. Stith, a member of Sufjan’s band, opened up the s h o w a n d set the m o o d w i t h a loop pedal, accompanied by some of the backup band. After f o u r songs, S t i t h w e n t Photo by Ethan Long b a c k and joined Stevens’ roster of musicians as the adventure through sound waves, psychedelic images and neon colors took the stage with a bang.

A thin screen dropped down from the ceiling to give a three-dimensional effect with lasers and lights, notably in the opening song “Seven Swans,” from the album of the same name, and the song “Vesuvius.” Stevens proceeded to play everything off of his new album The Age of Adz, explaining some of the meanings of the rather farout songs he had created. With lots of generated beats and accompanying sound effects, his performance succeeded in being a trip into the void of tones he described to the audience. He told the story of Royal to the audience,

right, get it right.” The song ended quietly with Sufjan on acoustic, accompanied minimally by the piano and extra guitar. With that, the song ended and the band exited. They weren’t gone for long, however, and the band came back with the lights on and normal street clothes on. Stevens’ and the band played an encore of older songs, a combination of “Chicago,” “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” and “To Be Alone With You” spread apart over both Thursday and Friday’s performances. Balloons popped and the confetti finally settled, the ride was over and Sufjan, and the rest of his band, left the stage, ending the show. Although he strayed from the normal acoustic/ banjo/piano combo for The Age of Adz, Stevens did an incredible job capturing both the old and new within his performance. It was much like Royal, Photo by Ethan Long who claimed that weaving the crowd in and he captured the past, presout of emotions, encouraging ent and future within his artdancing and recreation. Ap- work. Stevens’ representation proximately halfway through of Royal was a fascinating the epic of a song, confetti was one, arguably regurgitating blasted onto the audience and Royal’s work sonically rather than vis u ally. As strange as the trip was through t h e void, Stevens’ did a w o n d e r ful job c a p t u rPhoto by Ethan Long ing the balloons were dropped from prophet’s work and creating the ceiling. Beach balls were a sub-universe for the rest kicked into the audience and of us. His goal was accomthe crowd danced and sang plished. He inspired movethe repetitive, yet soothing ment and inspiration itself. lyrics, “We can do much more It really is not so impossible. together. Get it right, get it


November 17, 2010

Life, love, t he Rodeo SOUNDS
Ethan Long

Journal Staff

Sufjan Stevens "Come On Feel the Illinoise" Because I'm jealous that Derek & Ethan got to see him and I didn't. -Jenn Orr

The Brave Little Abacus "Just Got Back From The Discomfort - We're Alright" Amazingly inventive, beautiful, and all out fun. -Derek Anderson

Stromae & DJ Psar "Mixture Elecstro" Solid club bangers. -Angela Bray

Once in a while, an event will occur that shifts the human perception of time, space, and the universe. Since being born, I have encountered quite a few of these: opening night of Star Wars: Episode III, that one time someone put Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean” on the stereo at that one party, and that other time when a bunch of cops thought me and a couple friends were filming a porno in public. The end of this month, however, will not bring about one of these life-changing events. The Rodeo Church, an Allstonbased band featuring percussion, string instruments, synthesizers, and vocals will release their EP, titled The Rodeo Church EP. This is not one of those events, however, the EP is extremely enjoyable and will definitely lift smiles across the faces of those who put their ears to the music that can only be described as “super cool,” “fresh,” “funky,” “sassy,” and “yummy.” Before I continue with this review, I must point out that the adjectives above were handpicked by members of the band themselves. Now, onto the review. First up is the song "Miserable." “I know where I am, everything’s the same, wake up in the morning, miserable again.” Wow, if there were a prize for best lyric to describe the lifestyles of those with scheduled lives, or just lives

that don’t seem to be going anywhere, this would take the proverbial cake. The track features heavy keys at first, playing harmonies off of each other, as the guitar then picks up the slack. The bass in the background pops up and down, more often than your normal pop bass will. The song seems to tell the story that we all live at many points in our lives. The feeling of a long tunnel with some sort of unattainable light at the end can be torturous. Days and days can pass within a void like this, but the paradoxically upbeat feeling of the song seems to remind you that you’re not alone in your misery, so you should just suck it up, chug a Four Loko, and dance like crazy. The second track, "Laughing Panther/Post-Party Disaster," seems to be another lesson you’ll learn in the real world. A friend of mine once described this with one quick phrase, “don’t count them before they happen.” The story tells of a man and the girl he’s going after. When things don’t work out, he requests one thing from the girl who has been “blowing [him] off in all the wrong ways;” to “put a Band-Aid on my bleeding heart.” The track is one of the loudest on the EP in terms of the soulful pseudoscreaming out of singer Adam

Young’s throat. Rock, in its purest form, is complimented by tangy guitars as well as drowned out cymbal crashes. "The People Who Brought Us Up" relates to those who feel like the world around

of love and the love of what once was. The song, initially written as a tongue-in-cheek response to artists who only wrote about love, perfectly anchors the four song EP. The warble-wobble from the synthesizer in the background gives the song an initially uneasy feeling, but eventually clears up, leading into one of the strongest portions of the entire musical experience. Young, a self-proclaimed soundsmith, conducts an electric orchestra that sounds like an out of EP Cover by Lucifer Alvini control train, them is a mess, but real- reaching its final destinaize that there is no way to tion, the realization that stop it. According to Young, whatever once was is lost. “It’s kind of a social comThe entire EP is a well put mentary about how people together love letter to life lesraise their children with the sons that fit to everyone’s exwrong priorities and how perience. It’s electronic parts bad parenting is an endless mix well with it’s analog parts, cycle because children who giving it the feel of your norwere parented poorly become mal pop band, but without the poor parents.” The keyboard Jonas Brothers haircuts or anand guitar parts on the track noying marketing campaigns. could be compared to those The Rodeo Church isn’t a of a Strokes or Mates of State band that will tell you what song, as it becomes one of good music should be, but those songs that would be instead is a band that makes great to listen to while driving. the music they want to make, If the final track on the which just so happens to be EP, "Desperate Is Not a Sex- addictively catchy. The tentaual Preference," was writ- tive release date for the EP is ten in the 80s, it would defi- December 3, but be sure to lisnitely have been a hair-metal ten to the band’s singles yourpower ballad about the loss self at

Domest ified A n gst : Th ird Recordin g
see DOMESTIFIED page 8
edges his African heritage. “Dai ndiri shiri” is displayed on kitenge cloth combining colors of brown, blue, green, and yellow atop a silkscreen sofa. A painted stencil (on the wall) of an eagle’s head accompanies the work. The title is taken from a song on the 1983 album Viva! Zimbabwe by Patrick Mkwamba featured with The Four Brothers. “Dai ndiri shiri ndaenda kunami wangu” are the Shona lyrics translating into English as “If I was a bird I would fly back to my mother.” On the floor beside a ladder hovering art supplies is a spread titled “t.b.o.b. (the birth of bob).” Cast plastic figurines float in water filling red bowls. Emphasizing the political space is a digital painting on Canvas in the foreground of Botticelli’s The Birth of the Venus. “I want to be a cowboy” displays a carved Greek marble bedside table with a white faux fur rug. The fur is cut to mimic the outline the map of Almeria, Spain, where the first “spaghetti western” movies with Clint Eastwood were rie from the mountain range. “I want to bring ideas into the conversation, for what inspires me to make art are the uncertainties, the grey areas,” Johnson said in the interview with Goody. “I hope I can stir conversations and question perspectives.” Located in the gallery at 75 Arlington St., Domestified Angst Photo by Angela Bray is free and open to the filmed. The rug is also inten- public until January 15. The tionally refers to a cheap mo- opening reception will be tel’s shag carpet. The tiny stat- this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., ue atop the table represents a with an artist talk in the galcowboy overlooking the prai- lery taking place at 4:30 p.m.

Girl Talk "All Day" Rhianna mixed with Fugazi. Gillis must be sitting at home with his hands touching laughing maniacally. -Ethan Long


November 17, 2010

Cody Pepin

A Woma n’s Ga ze from the
ing Jimi Hendrix and Muhammad Ali. She is also accompanied by Richard Nixon. Duval explains how each background depicts a series of dichotomies, or different ends of the spectrum. Some with oil or encaustic paint. Her goal for the exhibit is clear. “I want people to think differently about themselves and the lives of others,” Duval said. “The exhibit is based on the power of women.” Duval admits that it is hard to know how a male audience will respond to her exhibit. She attempts to shift the audiences’ view from a male gaze, so prevalent in history, to a female gaze. Duval hopes that this perspective will resonate with both men and women. Much of her work outside of this exhibit revolves around the idea of a female gaze. The Bromfield website gives a short description about the exhibit as written by Duval. This blurb mentions that Duval first attempted to celebrate the women in a positive light, but the collages soon turned “darkly ironic.” “What originally started as a positive, celebratory idea turned into a socially taxing and questioning issue,” Duval explained. The historical and social context of each woman portrayed carries strong undercurrents of war and oppression. All of them experienced dark issues in their lifetimes. The gallery website blurb also refers to Zelig, a Woody Allen film from 1983. The plot revolves around a chameleon-like man with the ability to look and act like whoever he is around. The man pops up in all sorts of historical scenes and meets various famous people. Duval describes herself as Zelig. She embedded a picture of herself from around the age of 10 into all of the paintings in the exhibit. She derived a sense of inspiration by imagining how she would have felt as a part of the events that defined each woman’s life. Betsyann Duval has won various awards for her art over the years. She works in diverse forms of media, including sculpture and performance art. The majority of her work seems to be held together by a common thread; the female perspective. “I hope it will get them thinking not only about specific women, but women’s place in society as a whole,” said Duval.

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Women’s perspective has played an integral role in the progression of modern society. Artist Betsyann Duval proves this with her exhibition “ F r e e R a d i c a l s , ” currently on display at the Bromf i e l d G a l l e r y. O n l o o k ers are treated to a series of powerful collages as soon as they enter the brightly lit gallery located at 450 Harrison Ave. in the South End of Boston. Dark swirls of color truly bring to life the 14 influential women Duval chose to use as subjects. “I started thinking about how women influenced my life,” said Duval. “I thought about important role models and how they helped other woman. I picked women I liked, admired, or found engaging.” At one point in her research, Duval also reached out to friends via e-mail and asked who they felt were influential women that deserved to be part of the current series. According to Duval, “Free Radicals,” on display until November 27, is a follow up to an exhibit she displayed two years ago entitled “Super Models.” After the past exhibit, she began to think about how the subjects in that series had influenced their own time, how they themselves were influenced, and the events that shaped their life and times. With 18 works on display in total, Duval portrays each woman against a backdrop that summarizes the historical context, social movements, and cultural events that were prevalent in the subject’s life. Janis Joplin is painted against a background including images depicting the Vietnam War, American flags, and a collection of prevalent male celebrities at the time, includ-


Courtesy of

The following are pictures I took during the last day or so of the Allston Cafe. The Cafe originally opened in its first incarnation as Steve’s Ice Cream. Steve Herrell then sold that and moved north. Eventually, he opened a new store, Herrell’s, in Northampton, MA. He then opened a few stores in the Boston area, including Sommerville, Harvard Square, and then Allston. The Allston store, on the intersection of Brighton and Harvard Ave, remained an Allston staple. A few years back, the store became independent due to corporate pressure to conform. Since then, the Allston Cafe had continued the legacy that Herrell’s had left up until Saturday, when the doors closed to the public for good. Where will we all meet each other? Where will we get our iced coffees and our breakfast sandwiches? Where will we pass out show flyers and pick up others'? There is no longer a set place for this, but rumors are already spreading that Allston Cafe 2.0 might one day exist. R.I.P.

images represent conflict, some overlap, and some are the antithesis of each other. “Different sides of perception help ferment change,” Duval eloquently stated. Other subjects include Germaine Greer, Billie Holiday, Madam CJ Walker, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, and Virginia Woolf. Duval’s favorite piece is a depiction of Grace Paley. Of all the women in the series, Duval feels Paley was the boldest as well as the most socially and politically active. “The paintings are beautiful,” said Gayle Caruso, 61, of Andover, Massachusetts. “Each person’s story is interesting. It makes you want to go back and look these people up.” Caruso commented that she had seen Janis Joplin in concert and that the paintings bring about a feeling of nostalgia. All of the subjects were able, in different ways, to change the way society perceives and values women. “The title [Free Radicals] just popped into my head. They were all radical during their formative years,” saidDuval. “I started wondering what influenced their life, made them able to break the mold and change the way women are perceived.” Duval, 67, was born in Detroit, Michigan. She currently resides in Acton, Massachusetts. “Free Radicals” is her sixth exhibit at the Bromfield Gallery. All of the pieces were made

Ethan Long Arts Editor


November 17, 2010

Our Ever Improving Living Room By Kevin Budnik

- Betty White is an honorary Forest Ranger Plus 1,245 points - Harry potter is already sold out Minus 777 - Allston Cafe is closed Minus 240 - TURKEY DAY! Plus 1600 - Patriots whoop the Steelers Plus 3926 - Derek and Ethan got to sleep in Plus 400 - Pauly Shore Minus 1996 - The Situation and Bristol Palin do a PSA regarding safe sex and abstinence Minus 1234 - Boyle is at Bieber Minus 16 (years old) - Wu-Tang is for the children in December Plus 1300 - Dre's new single... not good Minus 2001 - Girl Talk mashes Rihanna and FUGAZI! Plus 1138 Total points this week = 3345

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November 17, 2010

Sports briefs
Halladay captures second Cy Young
The National League Cy Young award was handed out on Tuesday, and the decision was an easy one for voters. Phillies ace Roy Halladay won unanimously and now has won the award in both the National and American League. He is only the fifth pitcher in MLB history to achieve that feat, and garnered all 32 first-place votes. The 33-yearold finished the season with 21 wins, a 2.44 ERA and 219 strikeouts. He also threw 250 and 2/3 innings, nine complete games and four shutouts. (He also threw a perfect game on May 29.) Halladay is also the 15th pitcher to win the award multiple times, placing him in the upper echelon of pitchers the game has ever seen. Nicknamed “Doc,” the precision-throwing righty was his usual modest self when told he won the award. "It's surprising," he told "There could have been a lot of cases made, strong cases." Nov. 20 vs. Me.-Presque Isle, 1:00 p.m. (NE College Tournament) Nov. 21 at New England Col., 12:00 p.m. (NE College Tournament) Nov. 23 at Lasell, 7:00 p.m. Nov. 27 vs. MIT, 2:00 p.m. Nov. 30 vs. Daniel Webster, 7:30 p.m.

Men's baseketball

Nov. 19 vs. Westfield St., 8:00 p.m. (Colby-Sawyer Tip-Off Tourny) Nov. 20 at TBA (Colby-Sawyer Tip-Off Tourny) Nov. 23 vs. Wentworth, 7:00 p.m. Nov. 30 at Roger Williams, 7:00 p.m.

Women's basketball

Team standings
Men's hockey (ECAC)
1. Becker 0-0-1 2. Wentoworth 0-0-1 3. Nichols. 0-0-0 4. Western New Eng 0-0-0 5. Suffolk 0-0-0 6. Johnson & Wales (RI) 0-0-0 7. Curry 0-0-0 8. Salve Regina 0-0-0

Iverson off to solid start in Turkey
Allen Iverson made his impact on the game of basketball during his time in the NBA, and although he may still return at some point, it seems he is fitting in rather nicely with his new team overseas. The former NBA all-star and MVP scored 15 points in his debut for Besiktas Cola Turka, of the Turkish Basketball League. His team lost to Hemofarm Stada, 94-91, but the speedy guard was well-received by the fans in attendance, with many cheering his name. Iverson agreed to a $4 million, two-year contract with Besiktas after no NBA team went out of their way to make him an offer. He is currently 17th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, with 24,368 points. Although he did make a comeback of sorts with the 76ers last season, he left the team in March for family issues.

Men's soccer (GNAC) Final
1. Lasell 7-0-2 2. Albertus Magnus 6-2-1 3. Norwich 6-3 4. Suffolk 5-3-1 5. Emerson 5-3-1 6. Emmanuel 3-4-2 7. St. Joseph's (Me.) 3-5-1 8. Johnson & Wales (RI) 3-5-1 9. Mount Ida 1-7-1 10. Rivier 1-8

Women's soccer (GNAC) Final
1. Suffolk 10-2 2. Lasell 8-2-2 3. St. Joseph (Conn.) 8-3-1 4. Norwich 8-4 5. Albertus Magnus 7-4-1 6. Johnson & Wales (RI) 6-5-1 7. Emmanuel 6-6 8. Emerson 6-6 9. St. Joseph's (Me.) 5-6-1 10. Simmons 5-7 11. Rivier 4-6-2 12. Mount Ida 1-11 13. Pine Manor 0-12

LeBron finalist for Person of the Year
To say LeBron James has had a tumultuous year would be a vast understatement, but a prestigious award may be able to quell some of the heat he has taken for leaving Cleveland. It was recently announced that James is a finalist for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, along with the likes of President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and the Chilean miners who recently were rescued after spending two months underground. ''That's just crazy,'' James told the Associated Press about his name being on this well-known list. ''What those guys did, the courage and what they stood for, I should be nowhere near that list. Nowhere near it.'' Obama won the award in 2008, with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke capturing it last year. The winner of the award, which has been handed out since 1927, is given out yearly to an extremely influential person.

Long-time kicker Reed let go by Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers place kicker Jeff Reed was cut on Tuesday, only days after he missed a chip-shot field goal in his team’s blow-out loss to the Patriots. Reed began the season as one of the 10 most accurate kickers in NFL history, but struggled from the outset. He has missed seven of 22 attempts so far this season, and was seen as replaceable. ''It's unlike other positions where you can simply bench someone and go to their backup,'' Head Coach Mike Tomlin told the Associated Press. ''There's only one kicker on a football team, so you don't make a decision lightly when you have to make a move. We're very respectful of the cumulative body of work by Jeff here, but at this time we felt it was appropriate to make a change.'' Although he has reportedly been involved in off-field issues over the years, the team said that was not involved in their decision to part ways with the kicker.


November 17, 2010

Opinion: 2010 NFL season a lesson in parity
Preseason favorites falling out of contention early
When the Bengals added has also underperformed who just earned their first win Terrell Owens prior to the greatly, thus putting more of the season this past week]. season, pairing him The New York Jets, with Chad OchoNew England Pacinco, they created triots, and Atlanta one of the most Falcons all share the tenacious and vobest record in the cal receiving pairs NFL, posting a 7-2 in the NFL. Almark, respectively. though equipped There is a mix of with these receivteams with 6-3 reers, the Bengals are cords who are still ranked only 15th in in contention for the NFL in offense. their division, if not The San Diego already leading it. Chargers have exSome teams are celled tremendously even atop their divioffensively, leading sions, like the Oakthe NFL in total ofland Raiders and fense and passing Kansas City Chiefs, offense. They also who are tied in the are second in the AFC West, and the NFL in defense, but Seattle Seahawks cannot find a way to in the NFC West. win. Their quarterThe defending Suback, Phillip Rivers, per Bowl champion is having a career New Orleans Saints year and will be in are sitting behind the MVP discussion the Atlanta Falcons if his play continwith a 6-3 record, ues the way it is. and look to turn it on The biggest in the second half. problem with the The surprisPhoto courtesy of Emeybee/Wikicommons Minnesota Vikings ing New England could be the deci- Chad Ochocinco (above) and the Cincinatti Patriots have an sion that excited impressive 7-2 reBengals have struggled all season long. everyone during the cord, which is tied offseason. Yes, we’re talking pressure on the quarterback. with the Jets in the AFC about the return of Brett FaThis NFL season has been East. With the loss of bigvre. Favre is underperform- a toss up every week. It seems time receiver Randy Moss, ing tremendously compared that no matter the matchup, the Patriots have looked to a to his career year last season. any team could come out on multitude of options to help The Vikings' defensive line top [except for the Buffalo Bills lead the team each week. CJ Haddad

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To say this NFL season has been unpredictable and exciting would be a pretty accurate statement. At the halfway point in this campaign, the playoff picture is starting to become a little clearer. Some teams are reaching desperation points, while others are feeling comfortable atop their divisions. This year has brought some great disappointments, yet there are teams who have emerged as contenders, those who were not even considered before the year began. In the second half of the year, teams will be clawing and scratching to play in Dallas for the Super Bowl at the end of the year. Some top teams projected to be powerhouses before the season started have dropped off considerably. Those teams include the 2-7 Cincinnati Bengals, the 4-5 San Diego Chargers, the 3-6 Minnesota Vikings and the extremely underperforming 2-7 Dallas Cowboys. Recently, the Cowboys fired Head Coach Wade Phillips, replacing him with defensive coordinator Jason Garrett. With an injured Tony Romo, Cowboys’ fans will have to resign themselves to a below-average season.

Rex Ryan’s Jets have seemingly backed up their boisterous predictions before the season. We all heard the ramblings in HBO’s series, Hard Knocks. Young Mark Sanchez is keeping his cool under center and their defense is fifth in the NFL in total defense and rushing defense. Watching the second half of this NFL season will be interesting. Will we expect to see the teams we have been accustomed to seeing every year, like the Colts and Ravens, or will we have some surprises like the Raiders and Chiefs? Preseason Super Bowl favorite Green Bay has been performing up to standard with a 6-3 record, which is tied with the Bears for the lead in the NFC North. A pleasant surprise for some—but clearly not all—is the return and success of Michael Vick. Although he has been in and out with rib injuries, he was named Player of the Month in September. His Eagles are also in the upper echelon of the NFC East with the New York Giants who, prior to this Sunday, were playing good football. Every year the NFL brings us our surprises, but this year has truly been an exciting one and will continue to be that way until the final week of the season.

Rondo on pace to have historic year for point guard
Alex Mellion

Journal Staff
When someone is asked to list the greatest pure point guards in NBA history, most of the choices are obvious. Players like Magic Johnson, Isaiah Thomas and John Stockton cemented their marks on the league by looking to create scoring opportunities for their teammates first and themselves second. How long will it be before we add Rajon Rondo to this exclusive list? At the rate his career is progressing, not too much longer. Remember back two years ago when he averaged a triple double in that classic seven-game playoff series

against the Bulls? Through 10 games this season, Rondo has already tallied 151 assists, and has had games with 24, 17 [three times] and 16, respectively. At his current rate, he will finish the season with 1,238 assists, which is 74 more than the current record for a season, held by John Stockton. Rondo is a “pass first, score second” type of point guard, as evidenced by his season high of 18 points in a game. He is quickly becoming a top-five point guard in the league, and is showing why the “Big 3” should be renamed to the “Big 4”. Rondo is part of the new

generation of point guards in the NBA. These young, explosive guards are capable of taking over the game at any given

point, and will do whatever it takes to lead their teams to victory. Young point guards

like Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose and Chris Paul are able to put their teams on their backs and dominate a game. The days of the point guard simply laying the ball in the basket seem to be over as well, as evidenced by Derrick Rose’s monster dunk in a game last week [check it out on YouTube, you won’t be disappointed]. Many of the NBAs past stars have a great point guard that played a big role in their success. Where would Karl Malone be without John Stockton? Where would Kareem Abdul-Jabbar be without Magic Johnson? And

could you have pictured Celtics’ great Bill Russell not playing alongside Bob Cousy? Twenty years from now when their careers are long over, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett are going to owe a lot of the success they experienced on the court to Rajon Rondo. In just his fifth season in the league, Rajon Rondo has shown that he is indeed one of the top point guards in the NBA, which is no easy task given the level of talent that’s currently playing. Celtics fans may be worried that once the “Big 3” retires the team will start performing poorly again, but as long as the team has Rajon, never count them out.


November 17, 2010

Catching up: women's soccer earns recognition
quarterfinals at Endicott Sta- seeing as they dium this past Wednesday. shot 11 corner Journal Staff Senior goalkeeper Emily kicks to Suffolk’s The Suffolk women’s Joyce played tremendously in two. The seventhsoccer team is now official- net, allowing only two goals ranked Rams ly done for the season, al- while making 19 saves. The played tough though they have very little problem in this decisive match throughout, givto hang their heads about. was the Rams’ inability to get ing Endicott evThe team had a tremen- anything going offensively. erything they had. dous season, playing their All season long the Rams Although final game in the ECAC tour- had very little trouble find- their season endnament for the first time in ing ways to put the ball in ed in the ECAC the program’s young history. the net, but Endicott did a tournament, the Endicott College offi- superb job in stymieing a team was further cially sent the Lady Rams well-rounded group. Suf- recognized this packing, as they broke a folk could manage only six week for their scoreless tie with a pair of shots—four of which were work in the classsecond-half goals to win, on net— in the entire game. room. The team 2-0, in the Division III ECAC Endicott also did a good was recognized New England Tournament job of controlling the field, by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with the Team Academic Award. This is also the third year in a row the team can lay claim to this prestigious award. The team’s cumulaEmily Joyce (above) and the women's team (below) finished the sea- tive grade point avson 13-4-1, and will be returning a large chunk of this year's squad. e r a g e Matt West

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of 3.02 has to make Head Coach Ernst Cleophat an extremely happy individual. Because the Lady Rams had 11 underclassmen on the team this season they will have a lot to look forward to in the coming seasons. For such a young program, to be able to make it to the ECAC tournament is a special achievement. In addition, their final record of 13-4-1 will certainly help them battle in the tough Great Northeast Athletic Conference next season. In all, the Lady Rams captured numerous awards, solidifying their impressive season with an exclamation point. Freshman Taylor Miranda was named GNAC Offensive Player of the Year. (The

freshman also ranked 12th among all Division III players with an impressive 2.88 points per game average.) Freshman Gabrielle Balestrier was named GNAC Rookie of the Year, finishing second on the team in goals with 15. She also had an impressive points per game average, ending the year at the 2.69 mark. Freshman Monica Wolf earned first team All-Conference honors, and Junior Leslie Hayden was a second team All-Conference selection. Hayden also made a signifcant shift to midfielder. (Hayden finished the season with 14 goals and 17 assists, and will undoubtedly be the leader of this young team next season.)

Women's team falls in ECAC quarters
Alex Mellion

Journal Staff
The Suffolk women’s soccer team recently wrapped up their most successful season in school history, finishing 13-4-1, in addition to a 10-2 record in the GNAC conference, which earned them the GNAC regular season championship and a berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference [ECAC] Division III New England Tournament. After a 4-0 loss to Lassell on September 11, the Lady Rams won 12 of their last 13 regular season games, and outscored their opponents by the remarkable margin of 62-14. Their GNAC tournament bid came to an abrupt end however, with a 3-1 Halloween night loss to Em-

manuel. The team secured a bid in the ECAC tournament shortly thereafter, but was eliminated with a 2-0 loss to Endicott on November 10. The Lady Rams' top two goal scorers this season were freshmen: Taylor Miranda, who had 21, and GNAC Rookie of the Year, Gabrielle Balestrier, who had 15. Junior captain Leslie Hayden was third in the team with 14 goals, and went over 50 career goals in the last game of the regular season. Senior captain Emma Joyce allowed just 23 goals in 18 games played, and had a goals against average of 1.26. She saved 109 of 132 shots, which was good for a .826 save percentage. The fact that 66 of the team’s 67 total goals were scored by freshmen, sopho-

mores and juniors bodes well for the team in the long run. The team is graduating five of its seniors, and the biggest loss for the Lady Rams next season will be that of Emma Joyce. Hayden, Balestrier, Miranda, as well as freshmen Meghan McHale [11 assists, and fifth on the team with 13 points] and Monica Wolf [7 goals, 7 assists and fourth on the team with 21 points] will all be back. These players will look to lead the team to another GNAC regular season championship. The sky is the limit with the youthful Lady Rams, and there is no telling just how many championships—GNAC and ECAC—the team will contend for in the coming years.


November 17, 2010

Brothers show promise for men's hockey
Scoring tandem help Rams off to solid start
Mike Giannattasio

Journal Staff
Zach and Max Barron have both made their own impact on the men’s hockey team, but not many people get the chance to do so with a sibling on a college squad. With that said, these two are experiencing that, and doing it quite well. Recently, two goals by senior forward Zach and one by his freshman brother Max helped lead the Rams to their second win of the season, a 3-2 non-conference matchup against Framingham State. Zach and Max Barron are from St. Louis, Missouri, and they both have been playing hockey since they were able to walk. In addition, they have been dedicated to the sport their entire lives. Zach Barron transferred from UMass Boston last year, and Max Barron joined the team this year as a freshman.

The older of the two, Zach, said he is excited for the opportunity to play his last college hockey season with his brother. “Getting to play with my brother again is [an experience of a life-time],” said Zach. “The odds of two brothers playing on the same hockey team are very rare and we are lucky. I had the chance to play with him in high school for a year too, but this is a lot different than that because high school hockey in St. Louis is not competitive at all.” The younger sibling, Max, said he is also looking forward to lacing up his skates with his brother this season. “I came to Suffolk because I've always wanted to play hockey with my brother and with Zach being a senior this year, this was the only opportunity that could happen,” Max said. “It's been fun living and playing with Zach. “It's definitely differ-

Photo courtesy of the Suffolk Athletics dept.

Max (above) and Zach will look to help the men's team improve from last season.
ent but I'm playing college hockey with my brother. It's something a lot of people can't say and I'm happy that I had this opportunity.” Head Coach Chris Glionna is used to coaching siblings on the hockey team. Just last year, he coached the Drago brothers, Joe and Steve. Joe graduated last spring and Steve is now a sophomore on the team. Glionna said both Zach and Max have tremendous qualities on and off the ice. “I have enjoyed seeing how Zack and Max have pushed each other to be better,” said Glionna. “They are both very similar players. Zach plays very well and Max plays both of ends of the ice. Both have great personalities, and their teammates have great respect for them. They represent the school very well.” Glionna added that he has high hopes for each of them this season. “The ceiling for Max is very high,” he continued. “We expect him to be one of our best players when the season is all over. “Right now my best memory of Zack will be his contributions in winning the Cod Fish Bowl last year [hosted by UMassBoston]. However, I expect Zack will have many more great moments this winter.” The Barron brothers have high expectations for themselves and the club this season too, as they both want to win the Great Northeast Athletic Conference title. “I just want to win and as long as the team is winning, it doesn't really matter what my personal goals are,” said Zach. “I just want to go out there every night and do everything I can to make sure that we win.” Max Barron hopes the team accomplishes their goals this season as well. “We have a good group of guys in the locker room,” said Max. “We've gotten better every game we played. We're starting to turn the page and hopefully we keep the W's coming. “My goal was to just come in, have fun and let the rest play itself out, and hopefully it does. We have a competitive lineup that hates to lose. Our goal is to win our league and we plan on doing that.”

Photo courtesy of the Suffolk Athletics dept.

Men's soccer finishes up impressive season
Matt West

The Barron brothers (above) each scored to help the team beat Framingham State last Wednesday.

Journal Staff
The men’s soccer team finished up an impressive 2010 campaign this past Saturday, losing a tough match, 8-0, to Williams College in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Williams College Ephs scored early and often, netting their first goal in the fourth minute of the first half. The Rams could not get anything going offen-

sively all day, struggling to find any sort of rhythm offensively. In turn, the Rams were outshout, 37 to 3, making it nearly impossible for Rams’ goalkeeper Matt Esposito to make a significant contribution. (The Ephs had 11 corner kicks, and their goalie, Peter Morrell, only had to make one save on the day.) Ultimately, the Rams had a very successful season, finishing with a strong 118-1 record, even beating Al-

bertus Magnus in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship game, 2-1, behind a strong performance from Esposito. The team had 17 underclassmen making a significant impact on the team this year, making next season an important season. It will be interesting to see if they can benefit from the invaluable experience they gained throughout the 2010 campaign, and make it a step further in the

NCAA tournament next year. Head Coach Andrius Zeikus and his group of young players will undoubtedly look back on this season as a major success. An NCAA berth is not something that happens every season, and by doing so in a tough conference they have set themselves up for a bright future. The team had a few of its members receive recognition for their season as well. Junior forward Danny

Lloyd and senior midfielder Luis Flores earned second team All-Conference honors. In addition, junior David Best and freshman Nicholas DiCicco earned third team All-Conference honors. Lloyd finished the year with nine goals and five assists. Jack DeJesus and Esposito split time in net, compiling a 1.86 goals against average. In all, the team scored 49 goals on the season, limiting their opponents to only 37 goals.

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