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MARY MARZANO ‘12 ___________ The recent publicity and outcry that has ensued surrounding the College’s decision not to re- new the adjunct teaching contract of a gay priest has led to the formation of a committee to facilitate a series of discussions, called “conversation circles,” through the Institute of Forgiveness and Reconciliation. President Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, stated in her March 4 message via email to the college community: “I am aware that there is a desire as well as a need for conversation about our recent publicity and its consequences. Further, I am sensitive to the fact there is a great deal of pain, anxiety, and confusion among us.” The committee in charge of these conversation circles met over spring break. Committee members include Cathy Ner-
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ney, SSJ, head of the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation; Mindy Welding, IHM, director of Campus Ministry; Michelle Lesher, SSJ, assistant director of Campus Ministry; Mary Darrah, SSJ, assistant to the president for Mission and Ministry; Elaine Green, Ph.D, dean of the School of Continuing Studies; Steven Guerriero, Ph.D., dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Lynn Ortale, Ph.D., vice president for Student Life. Over spring break the committee mapped out the guidelines and scheduled the conversations. Sr. Cathy stresses that the purpose of these conversations are “not about forgetting but to deal with the issue and allow the entire community to feel they have been consulted.” According to Sr. Cathy, the circles will be voluntary and will provide an appropriate setting for community members to share their opinions, feel-
Screen capture of Fox News coverage. ings, questions and confusion. continue for as long as they The circles are built on the are necessary and members of principle of confidentiality be- the community may attend as ing a sacred trust. No one or many meetings as they wish. their views will be discussed Additionally, there will be two outside of the circles. There circles specifically for alumni. will be no recordings of these These conversation circles meetings except that of recom- are meant to strengthen the mendations for improvement. bonds between the commuThe conversation commit- nity. The question behind these tee began facilitating conver- conversations is how the colsation circles on March 24. lege community can become This first session consisted of stronger and more united. 20 students who had to regis- “What happened happened, it ter by emailing Forgive@chc. can’t be undone, but we can try edu. Conversation Circles will to heal the hurt,” Sister Cathy
said. Students seem to be split in two: one group plans to attend meetings because they still have a lot to say., and those who are remaining silent on the issue Senior Yannick Wallace said, “I plan on going, I have a lot to discuss about the issue.” Other students, however do not plan on participating. “I think the conversation circles are a good idea but at this point it is so far past the time of the incident that they may just bring up frustration and concern in the students all over again,” said Junior Jen Jones. “For the most part it seems discussion of the event has really dwindled away.” In a moment of vulnerability, the college community now has an opportunity to reevaluate itself. “The hurtful incident was a catalyst for asking deeper questions about what we stand for and what our values are,” Sister Nerney said.
HANNAH CAMPBELL ‘11 ______________ The Office of International Student Services (OISS), along with The International Society (an on-campus club), will raise funds for disaster relief in Japan at their annual spring event, “Taste the Nations,” which will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Hall Rotunda. Along with the general festivity and enjoyment of cultural food and music that this event is comprised of, this year particular attention will be
College Reacts to Crisis in Japan
paid to collecting money which will go to the American Red Cross in an effort to assist the people of Japan. On Friday, March 11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northern coast of Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that swept inland and wiped out everything in its path. As the nation quickly sought to recover from the worst earthquake in the region, they were faced with yet another crisis. The worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl has been unfolding on the coast of Japan as spent fuel rods, which overheated and caught on fire, released radioactive material directly into the atmosphere at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. President Barack Obama has called this catastrophe a “triple whammy.” As of March 24 the official death toll has been an estimated 9,500 people, with over 16,000 missing. The final death toll is expected to be over 20,000 people as the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant continues to threaten the lives of the Japanese people. Since the weekend of the earthquake, engineers have managed to cool the reactors at the plant, but insists that the most dangerous and difficult tasks are ahead. The major concern now is to prevent the spread of radioactive iodine, which has already been detected in the country’s food and water supplies. On Wednesday, March 16, the President of Chestnut Hill College, Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D, released a statement on the College’s website urging the campus community to pray, “for those affected by the recent earthquake in Japan.” The Director of the Office of the OISS, Jim McLaughlin, explains that the College currently has one Japanese international student. “This cultural event has always existed and has always been well supported by the campus community, especially in the 1990’s when most of our international students were Japanese,” said McLaughlin. “Now it has new life, and our prime objective is to raise awareness, and bring people together.”
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Volunteers in Service for Appalachia
OLIVIA MARCINKA ‘13 ______________ I sat at the tiny wrought-iron table counting down the minutes until this awkward visit would end. Two college students, sent to an elderly woman’s home in Phillipsburg, Pa. It was understood that during our alternative spring break trip to Appalachia we would be helping Darla in any way she saw fit. It seemed blatantly evident, although, that she was simply in need of a bit of human interaction. The table was cluttered, as was the rest of the small residence. Everywhere I saw the arrangements of miniature teapot collections, plate collections and so on. The area that drew my eye’s attention was a nook with big open windows and more plants surrounding the pane’s edge than I could imagine. Darla welcomed us with little recognition as to our purpose there -- to help her. She gave me an opportunity to understand her character. She has bright blue eyes and a booming voice that was not initially anticipated. She was overwhelmingly sarcastic and infinitely playful in her wisdom. “I make brownies for all of my visitors from the Young People Who Care,” said Darla with a hint of Southern twang. Darla, like many others, has lived in the central region of Pennsylvania for quite some time. The Appalachian area initially provided logging as its source of income in the early 1700’s. This part of Pennsylvania has also been an area subject to strip-mining since 1758. The product that was violently mined was bituminous coal -- an average coal commonly used in industrial power plants. The lack of precaution taken with the region’s natural resources has left the environment in a state of disarray. Mining was the main source of income for residents and as a result, the economy of Clearfield as well as neighboring counties saw a significant downturn which left many of the residents impoverished. Due to the increased rate of poverty, Sister Therese Dush and Sister Ruth Ann founded and became directors of the Young People Who Care, Inc. through their Bethany Retreat Center. The mission of the organization is to provide the residents with any type of physical aid they may need. This can involve home renovation, painting, house tidying, or simply visiting. Although most of our visits were to those who lacked financial resources, mine was with a woman who suffered the poverty of solitude and isolation. Throughout my time spent with Darla, I became increasingly aware of the inner conflict she faced. Her struggle with forgiveness in friends and family overpowered her strength in character. While stroking a photo that her two daughters sent her in a cracked green frame, Darla explained that she had not been in contact with either of them in over four years. As her eyes welled with tears, Darla did something extraordinary. She swallowed her suffering, and went back to playfully insulting me for my poor brownie-baking skills. This woman exhibited a strength that I have hardly ever witnessed in another individual. She successfully secluded herself by refusing to accept misunderstanding by picking up and moving up north far from her family. The situation that led Darla to a new location went unmentioned, but her display of emotional struggle left me in question. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the idea of excommunicating loved ones and continuing to recognize this bitterness for years. Darla’s recent battle with absolution diminished when she informed us of the visitors she
Examining CHC’s Smoking Policy
TAYLOR EBEN ‘14 __________ Smoking is becoming a forerunning issue not only on our own college campus, but also in major cities across the country. In New York, for example, Mayor Michael Bloomberg fought back and forth with city council members for months in an effort to enforce a smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in all public places. In a city like New York, that law would have a huge impact. Despite months of disagreement, the legislation eventually passed a bill in February that bans smoking in the City’s 1,700 parks and fourteen miles of beaches. But that’s New York. What about our own community? Chestnut Hill College’s smoking policy prohibits smoking indoors and within 20 feet of a public building entrance. That isn’t just a campus law – it’s in ordinance with the city of Philadelphia. Whether or not it’s enforced is the question up for debate. According to Krista Bailey Murphy, Dean of Student Life, “We try to enforce the policy, but it’s very challenging,” she said. “People have very strong opinions; it [smoking] is a very personal issue.” Murphy’s point crystallizes the situation: you cannot simply approach someone and reprimand them for smoking. Even though tobacco and secondhand smoke is dangerous, many believe at the end of the day, it remains the smoker’s decision. So who exactly is responsible for enforcing these policies? “It’s a community responsibility,” said Murphy. Campus security, the Office of Residence Life, faculty, staff, and students are all accountable. “Security does rounds and they’ll ask people to stop,” Murphy said. However, many students comment that they aren’t seeing these enforcements in action. “I’ve never seen security personnel actually enforcing the smoking policy, but I’ve seen them walking around the parking lot ticketing cars,” said freshman Nicole Heigl. “Security should focus on people smoking because parking doesn’t affect people’s health, smoking does.” Freshman Dana Klepadlo, feels that if the rules were enforced students who smoke wouldn’t have anywhere to go. “It’s such a small campus and all the buildings are right next to each other,” said Dana. “The only place where you’re allowed to smoke is in the road and I want to sit down and have a cigarette and not stand in the road like they [security] make us do.” Justin Kirkland, a freshman living in Fournier Hall, often visits Fontbonne. “I love going to Fontbonne, however, when I smell the smoke [on the piazza] I get sick to my stomach. I really hate it,” he said. “There should be one smoking zone on campus, so those who don’t smoke don’t have to inhale the aroma.” While smoking is a nuisance to nonsmokers, smokers should not be treated like second-class citizens. “When it’s snowing outside I feel like they [security] should respect the fact that it’s cold and we have to go outside,” said Klepadlo. “We can’t smoke inside.” “There should be a smokers’ area with a heater,” said freshman Emily Raezer. “If they were able to put up the butt containers, smokers would actually use them.”
invited and is expecting at her birthday party later this month. Both of her daughters made a commitment to attend, and Darla couldn’t be more rapturous. My visit with Darla and the several other tasks I performed in Appalachia gave light to a more significant purpose. Many have suffered from a lack of economical stimulation, but the most influential impoverishment is the lack of human connection. “One of the main ideas of the mission of Chestnut Hill College is to build relationships, to develop unity and reconciliation,” Sister Mindy Welding, IHM, director of campus ministry said. “That was something that was clearly given and received through this service opportunity.” The importance of compassion, comprehension and of performing service was established throughout my trip to Appalachia. This was an empowering experience and is recommended to all those who understand the importance in providing assistance to others. *Writer’s note: This article was meant for the 2010 spring edition of The Griffin. It is a retelling of my time in Appalachia one year ago. *Writer’s note: This article was meant for the 2010 spring edition of The Griffin. It is a retelling of my time in Appalachia one year ago.*
While butt disposal outlets are present around campus, they are not universally used.
No Smoking signs ring the Piazza, reminding students of the policy. Contributed by staff.
Many students at the college are involved in exciting internships. In the Intern Diaries, students with internships are invited to share their experiences. This issue’s diary entrant is Becky Bond ‘12.
My name is Becky Bond and I am a junior at Chestnut Hill College. My major is International Business, Language, and Culture, but I have an interest in event planning, public relations, and fashion. I have currently had two internships. How I got my internships: I had an internship this past summer in New York City. I worked in a wholesale contemporary fashions showroom called Joey Showroom. Right now I am interning at Dignity Housing. I found this internship through Sister Mindy sent out during the fall semester, I emailed Dignity with my resume. Dignity is a non-profit organization that helps fight homelessness by offering aid with housing and social service programs to help people become more self-sufficient. What I do: I am working with the Assistant Director of Development. Currently I am helping her with a big fundraising event called the Jazz Buffet. I will also be helping her with other marketing and event planning tasks. So far, I am really enjoying the experience because it is very different from the previous internship I had. I am enjoying actually learning how to coordinate big events. This is what I hope I will be able to do after I graduate.
Revising the Curriculum
ZAC GRUBB ‘12 WES MANDOSKE ‘13 ___________ In 2001 the core curriculum of Chestnut Hill College was put into place with the condition that the faculty reviewed it after several years trial and that they would revise the curriculum as needed. Now, in 2011 these revisions were put into effect. The freshman class and 2010-2011 transfer students are going to have a different set of requirements to graduate. Currently, the Ways of Knowing (WOK) requirements are where the most change has taken place. Instead of having varying numbers within the ways of knowing courses, each student takes one course in each WOK, like a science or history, and an additional course in the area of his or her choice. The overall effect of this change is that students have fewer distribution requirements to fulfill than in previous years. Starting with the school’s current batch of freshman, each student is required to take one course in ethics. Although the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department offers ethics courses currently, other departments are allowed to implement and offer ethics courses specific to their field. For example, should the science department wish to offer a course in bio ethics, as long as it is approved through by Curriculum Committee, it may cover that requirement. Merilyn Ryan, SSJ, Ph.D., the facilitator of the Core Review Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee, said the new curriculum was always in mind. “It’s one thing to conceptualize in theory, but it’s the lived experience that informs it.” Sr. Marilyn explains that the curriculum was to be revised since it was first put in place, and the idea was to recognize what works and to establish with what doesn’t. Sr. Merilyn believes the inclusion of an ethics course is a touchstone because it will keep both the faculty and students eyes on the College’s mission. “It will really be a forum for students, in groups, to engage the challenging questions of our day, like 'How do we put in practice our core beliefs?’” On top of this ethics course, all students (beginning with the current freshman class) will now be required to take at least one credit in public speaking. This requirement can be readily fulfilled, given that there is already a three-credit public speaking course required for communications majors but open to all majors as an elective, and the Communications Department has designed a one-credit public speaking course that will be implemented with three sections in Fall 2011 under the course designation PSPK 101. Twoor three-credit public speaking courses tailored to students’ specific goals as well as their requirements may be designed later. The changes in the curriculum are already in place and new students are reaping the benefits. Courses that were previously offered in junior year for students can now be completed by the end of sophomore year. It's a really good thing to reflect on one's experience and see the big picture,” says Sr. Merilyn, “but what are the particulars that might benefit from some adjustment, and also what our students need. We have to keep asking this question… What is our experience telling us our students need that we need to either add to the core, or adjust within the core, to meet the needs of our student population, which is always changing.”
Another junior at the college with an internship is Jack McGinley. Jack is interning with John Keller the webmaster for the College’s website. Jack’s internship experience can be found on his blog. http://mcginleyj.blogspot.com/
logue Library website expands
NICOLE HEIGL ‘14 __________ The Logue Library at Chestnut Hill College has recently expanded--not in terms of size, but rather, technology. If a student, staff or faculty member has recently visited the library’s website, they may have noticed a new design. This was made possible by Libguides, a software created for libraries to better organize tools and resources used in research. Clicking on the About page offers a well-organized plate of information. At the top of the webpage are tabs that allow easy navigation. Below are the most recent notifications and announcements, as well as the hours of operation for the month. The left side of the webpage has multiple links and resources that are useful for those conducting general research or for research by subject. Two features, the “Contact a Librarian” and “Ask Here PA” chat-boxes, which were formerly listed on their own page, can now be found to the right on virtually every page on the site. If a student is ever in a dilemma with a tough research question, having trouble locating books, or even needs help with his/her bibliography, there is always a librarian available online to assist them. Freshman Chelsey Patten, finds that the new website is both helpful and fast. “It’s really easy to narrow down topic searches,” she said. To which junior Chris Moore added, “It’s also very informative.” The biggest change to the library’s site is the availability of the most updated resources within the specific subject areas. For example, when you choose from one of the over 30 sub-
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jects available under the Subject Guides link on the home page, you can use the tabs at the top of the page to decide what resources you prefer, whether it be books, journal articles, news resources, web resources, or even podcasts of radio news reports. Diane Arnold, the Electronic Resource Librarian, is pleased with the new website changes. “We’re really hoping for this new site to be around for a long time,” Arnold said. She also mentions that feedback on the site is always welcomed and encourages everyone to participate in the survey available at the bottom of each of the website’s Start pages. So whether you need to find something simple or complicated, Logue Library has everything you need to be successful researcher.
Things too Long to Tweet
JENNIFER JONES ‘12 _____________ There are a few things I need to address, things that have been going on lately that are simply not okay. First: Rebecca Black. Rebecca Black is the latest YouTube sensation. In just over a week the video for her debut single “Friday” has reached over 27 million views. Black is only thirteen years old, so with lyrics like “Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday; today it is Friday, Friday (Partyin’) we-we-we so excited, we gonna have a ball today,” you would think this started as in entry in her diary one fine Friday morning. These strokes of lyrical genius are followed up by “Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes after…wards, I don’t want this weekend to end.” Unfortunately, Black was actually handed the track by the record label, Ark Music Factory. According to Rolling Stone, Black was offered two tracks by the label, one about adult love and one about Friday. Since Black has never experienced adult love she opted for “Friday” (she has experienced almost 700 of those). Black also plans to donate a large chunk of her profits from the song “Friday” to relief efforts in Japan. So, the next time you hear this song, direct your hate mail to the Ark Music Factory for leaving you hanging on what day of the week comes after Sunday. #rebeccablack #daysoftheweek #eduacational Lady Gaga’s newest single “Born This Way” resulted in quite the craze because, let’s face it, anything she does has half the country physically ill from excitement. “Born This Way” gained a lot of attention for its overwhelming similarities to “Express Yourself ” by Madonna and there is definitely a close connection between the two, but is that reason enough to knock the “Mother Monster?” No. Here’s the catch, this song was also dubbed “the new gay anthem” shortly after its release. Even though I don’t think she is the best choice to be churning out anthems for the gay community, as expected, the support is appreciated elsewhere. It seems as though every member of the gay community is on bended knee ready to wed Gaga. My question is: why? Is it because the song is actually good or because somehow the gay community is now forever indebted to her because of her previous efforts for equality? The song is nothing new; clearly we aren’t hearing anything unique when the song was widely recognized as a Madonna lookalike. #bornthisway #ladygaga Finally, Snooki from the beloved “Jersey Shore,” is on the cover of the newest Rolling Stone. The article is about Snooki’s “wild ride” and somewhere in there we hear something about fried pickles. Seriously Rolling Stone? With all the amazing artists out there you couldn’t find anyone else? I would have taken Gaga wrapped in a rainbow flag hugging Rebecca Black while she kisses a calendar before this one, but obviously you can’t win them all. #jerseyshore #rollingsnooki
KEVIN CRAWLEY ‘11 _______________ Today, Hollywood is releasing more movie sequels than ever before. 2003, until now, had the most movie sequels in the history of Hollywood to hit theaters: 23. 2011 has set a new record of 27 sequels set to be released in theaters this year. Not only will this year have the most sequels, but it will also have the most part fours and fives, a total of five each. Of the 27 sequels, nine are second movies: ”Cars 2,” “Diary of a Wimpy
Summer 2011: The Season of the Sequel
Kid 2: Rodrick Rules,” “The Hangover Part II,” “Happy Feet 2,” “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,” “Johnny English Reborn,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Piranha 3DD” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” This is up from eight in 2010. Five of the sequels are third movies. This includes: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,” “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “Paranormal Activity 3” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” This year will be the highest number of fourth movies ever. There are five: ”Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Scream 4,” “Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part One).” Fifth movies will have the highest number ever also, adding up to five as well: “Fast Five,” “Final Destination 5,” “Puss in Boots,” “X-Men: First Class” and “Winnie the Pooh.” Though I am a fan of movie sequels and will likely go see “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “The Hangover 2,” 27 sequels seems excessive. Hollywood studios are looking to cash in on an established success. James Schamus, screenwriter, frequent Ang Lee collaborator and head of Focus Features, told GQ: “And no-
body in Hollywood wants to be the person who green lit a movie that not only crashes but about which you can’t protect yourself by saying, ‘But at least it’s based on a comic book!’” What’s going to be next? “The Hangover 7,” “Pirates of the Caribbean 10” or even a “Scream 8?” Eventually Hollywood is going to have to come up some new ideas, not just rebooting films with a new cast and a new plot idea. Movie goers pay an average of $10 per ticket and deserve some creativity and excitement. This will likely not happen anytime soon since there are 16 sequels already lined up for 2012.
Ditching the Toe Cleavage and Other Tips for High Heel Virgins
MARY MARZANO ‘12 ___________ I love high heels- the higher the better. When I have on a pair of heels, I feel invincible. Compared to most people I know, I am the odd one out. While many of my classmates drag their feet to class in sneakers, slippers and flip-flops, I click clack my way in style. My junior year of high school, my best friend’s mother asked me to teach her daughter how to walk in heels for our junior prom. This year my roommate-the queen of flats--informed that her goal for the year would be to learn how to walk in heels. Here is my failsafe guide for her or any girl ready to lose her high-heel virginity: styles and can also be found in many stores. In truth I really don’t think it is necessary to worry about the shoe’s designer; aside from Old Navy flip-flops for the beach I don’t own any shoes of the same label. I tend to just buy whatever catches my eye and works with my feet and wardrobe.
Ready, Set... Scuff
Before you even try to walk in your heels, check out the sole and see what it’s made of. You may want to scuff up the sole on pavement or a rough surface, like sand paper, to prevent too much sliding. You can wear your shoes while scuffing but the best method is to just hold them; you are still a high heel virgin in need of practice. As for how much should you scuff, take it very easy on your shoes. You don’t want supersmooth soles and you also don’t want to damage your new shoes, so scuff a little and give them the slide test. Usually, a good brisk back and forth once or twice on your driveway will do the trick.
make vacuuming fun by practicing your walk while doing an otherwise boring chore.
Proceed With Caution
You want to be BFF’s with heels, but your ankles, toes and arch have a different opinion. Walking in heels is an art, and sometimes it can be a dangerous one. When wearing heels you have to actually pay attention while walking, as losing balance is much easier when you’re depending on a four-inch stiletto to hold you up. No one wants a twisted ankle but when in heels. Walking the walk is a lot easier than you think, but do take it slow. With practice, you will one day sail down a slippery hall with ease and grace.
Black is the New… Black
Once in the store you are faced with lots of choices. What color do you want? How high of a heel? Do you want spike, wedge, platform, etcetera? What style of toe? If you are just starting your collection I would recommend going with something practical and neutral like a classic pair of pumps, perhaps in black or a color that best suits your wardrobe. Personally, I find that round toes are the most comfortable. If this is your first pair of heels your best bet is to find something low, rather than jumping straight to the five-inch stilettos.
The first step to learning how to walk in heels is to have a pair of heels to wear. For many, this could mean shopping! My personal, all-time favorite shoe store is DSW: not only do they have an amazing stock, but they have the prices to match. Some hit-or-miss stores include TJMaxx and Marshall’s, which are perfect for bargain hunters. I have also had pretty good luck at Famous Footwear and Payless Shoes. When I go shoe shopping I focus on several things, mainly price and then quality, but also consider what I can wear the shoes with. The best deal I’ve ever found was a pair of four-inch Michael Kors cork sandals for $40 at DSW. I can wear them with nearly anything and they are comfortable to boot. A shoe brand that I really like is Steve Madden; they have a variety of
Find a Runway
Once you have your heels and have scuffed them up it is time to find your practice walkway/runway. Your runway doesn’t need to be long or wide, it simply needs to be a space large enough for you to walk a short distance and then turn around. The first step is standing up straight and taking one step and then another. You might feel wobbly and off-balance at first. Work on strutting from one end of your runway to another. One thing to consider when choosing your runway is the location of a full-length mirror so you can view your progress. This is going to take a while though, so don’t expect a suddenly balanced walk in an hour. The best method is to work on your high heel balance when you have spare time: wear them while you get ready in the morning or at night and
Once you have achieved balance it is time for the real fun. It’s time to work on your own walk, the most imperative time for a mirror. Facing the mirror and standing tall, start walking. Keep your head up and eyes on the mirror. Focus on your reflection and the movement of your body. If you have an image of how a model walks, try to channel that as you walk. Otherwise just stand up straight, look forward and be confident. And if you don’t feel confident, fake it until you do. The true key to walking in heels is as simple as owning it. You are amazing. Flaunt it. Go on now; take over the world with your walk. You are a high heel virgin no more.
Just Say No… to Toe Cleavage
Until you are familiar with what works for you, you need to try them on and allot time to walk around the store. Make sure your toes aren’t scrunched up at the top of the shoe; that creates an unsightly bulge of flesh also known as toe cleavage. Believe me, toe cleavage is not attractive and you don’t want to be showing it off. Plus, you’ll be in pain from the too-tight fit. Also, avoid shoes that are loose at your Achilles. Loose shoes might look good, but will eventually make you an unhappy girl with blisters who can’t walk in her shoes.
Tweets of the Month
“Don’t you have a cousin you should be dating?” -@TheGoldenGirls
“Charlie Sheen is doing a 21-city comedy tour. Being a mentally unstable out of work TV star on tour was my idea.” -@ConanOBrien
“Lady Gaga’s new song is called “Born this Way,” but I totally disagree. I think dressing like an idiot is a lifestyle choice.” -@JoanRivers
“I know it’s Friday but if people don’t stop quoting the Rebecca Black song I’m releasing the dementors. It’ll be fun, fun, fun deadly.” -@Lord_Voldemort7
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GOING OUT GUIDE: APRIL
TV on the Radio
Electric Factory April 8, 2011 Tickets are $35.50 in advance. TV on the Radio is an American indie rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York. The band’s music is diverse, spanning numerous genres, from post-punk to soul. For more information, visit tvontheradio.com
265 South 20th Street Arcadia Boutique is Philadelphia’s eco-fashion boutique and lifestyle destination. Arcadia’s newest location is just blocks from lovely Rittenhouse Square Park. Arcadia’s lifestyle offerings include eco-minded home decor items, soy candles, lotions, and artwork for sale from local and national artists. Arcadia also hosts all kinds of events throughout the year including art openings, trunk shows, and fashion shows. For more information, visit arcadiaboutique.com
Artwear: Wearable Art Fundraiser
Philadelphia Art Alliance (251 South 18th St) March 31 – April 3, 2011 $10 General Admission for the whole weekend ARTwear is a weekend-long craft show and sale, held at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, featuring 25 vendors specializing in hand crafted, wearable art and accessories. The diverse list of local and regional artisans includes milliners, weavers and jewelers working in a variety of media. For more information, visit philartalliance.org
14th Annual Garden Fest in Chestnut Hill
May 1, 2011 11 A.M. - 5 P.M. Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill blossoms into an outdoor garden marketplace on Sunday, May 1st , from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. when Chestnut Hill hosts its 14th Annual Home & Garden Festival. The Festival is free to everyone and will feature plants and garden items, along with handmade crafts and live music. Also don’t miss the Al Fresco Dining. For more information, visit chestnuthillpa.com
Maps & Atlases
First Unitarian Church April 20, 2011 7:30 P.M. Tickets $12.00 Maps & Atlases is a rock group from Chicago, Illinois. Influenced equally by experimental music and folk, Maps & Atlases’ work is often labeled math rock, a rhythmically complex guitar-based sub-genre of rock. For more information, visit mapsandatlases.org
PATTI SCHMIDT ‘12 ____________ While those of us who attend CHC’s undergraduate program haven’t been taught by the Rev. James St. George, the news about his not being asked to teach here again because his actively gay lifestyle was contrary to church teachings ricocheted around the school like so many lobbed hand grenades. The shrapnel shot through the halls, causing tears, fears and recriminations. When I left for Spring Break, I was terribly confused. I felt as if something I’d thought was rock-solid suddenly had instead become ever-shifting. Many of us were or are wondering whether the school we hold in such high esteem is doing “the right thing,” especially in light of the moral structure we’ve learned here. Yet a week later, I was hopeful when I read CHC President Sister Carol Jean Vale’s heartfelt message to the college community March 3. The letter said CHC will use our Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation “as a forum for dialogue… for faculty, staff, students, and alumni to … talk about our experience…” She said the college hadn’t communicated their “decision, rife with complex and complicating factors, clearly,” and that the decision had been “sensationalized and distorted.” The statement alluded to the “deep pain” of members of the college community, “especially … those who are gay, as well as for our gay alumni, friends, benefactors, and neighbors.” Her message alluded to the “pain, anxiety, and confusion among us,” and said that she “sense(d), however, a light in this darkness; a light summoning us to a defining moment. While we wish this situation had never occurred, it holds the potential to impel us forward …” I agree that we’ve reached a “defining moment.” I think there’s been a massive shift in how the college is perceived internally and externally. The college received a lot of negative publicity in regards to this issue, which effects the way we think of ourselves as well as how we’re perceived by outsiders. Many are disappointed. Clearly, we’re at a crossroads. Many took action to make their wishes known to the administration. I’ve been told that several faculty members wrote letters to the administration, decrying the decision. Students aren’t remaining silent, either. Thursday before Spring Break, a petition circulated that said
the “recent decision doesn’t seem to reflect [the college’s] mission or values…” There’s talk of a rally, too, and one student set up a Facebook page supporting St. George. At presstime, it had 150 signatures. A few CHC students said there that they plan to leave CHC because of the decision. This is all good. Since we’re an institution of higher learning, it is beneficial —necessary even—that we're encouraged to make our opinions known, and that we have open discussions and debates even on matters we’re sure to disagree about. The Sisters of St Joseph’s mission is “to foster a culture of active, inclusive love, where all are welcomed, respected and valued,” and they believe in “a communal commitment to respond to the needs of our day.” That’s a good start. The Institute of Forgiveness and Reconciliation is a perfect place to examine and discuss this issue. Its mere existence is partly why I think we’re strong enough as a community to withstand this. Because the really painful part of all this has been that those of us who attend Chestnut Hill College know it’s an inclusive, welcoming place. So how did this happen? And now that it has happened, what should we do? I struggled with that question for a week. And then I came across something written by Donald Augustine Rickard, PhD, who wrote recently in his University of Denver thesis, Primacy of Conscience: A pastoral theological construction of agency for Catholic moral decision-making, “This problem is, in part, rooted in and reinforced by the fact that there are two theological strands in the Church's tradition regarding morality. One strand suggests that the moral response is to obey normative Church moral teachings, whereas the other strand suggests that the moral response is to follow your conscience, which is informed by Church teaching.” So this dilemma is one many modern Catholics (as well as others) face, as difficult decisions often don’t come with automatic or easy answers. Because this is above all a terribly complex human issue, which means it’s fraught with all of the faults, foibles, and flaws that we humans bring to anything. Which also means, I think, that I’ll have to rely on what CHC has taught me: to have faith in my own ability to ferret out the truth, based on my own informed values and beliefs, and each of you will have to do the same.
WESTLY MANDOSKE ‘13 ______________ I have only one question to ask following the recent events and media storm that has surrounded the College and Father Jim St. George: How do I respond to what happened and how do I move forward? Initially, I was angry, hurt and, in some ways, I felt betrayed by Chestnut Hill. I kept telling myself, and anyone who listened, that I was proud to come to such a tolerant and open institution, that I was relieved that this Catholic school, an institution I thought I would never consider in high school, had shown the tolerance and the magnanimity of their belief in common human dignity. But in those following weeks, I would repeat how betrayed I felt. The anger became a de-
sire to protest, to demonstrate and to force the administration to acknowledge the incongruence of the Mission Statement against the statements released to the media. After spending a week in the protesting mindset, I found that support was hard to come by; I had become so suspicious of others that I could no longer ask aloud for their confidence. Spring Break came and although there were so many unanswered questions, I could finally catch my breath. I came to the second part of the question: how do I move forward? I let go of my anger, but only after did I realize that, despite all of the reading, thinking and talking I had done, I was only truly fighting for myself. I wanted nothing more than to protect myself and, perhaps in a nod to activists before me, Make your opinion heard by submitting letters to the editor or contributions to The Griffin. Submissions become property of The Griffin and are subject to editing for style, clarity and space concerns. Submissions represent the opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent The Griffin’s position. All opinions do not reflect on the College, or The Griffin’s faculty advisor. Please send all letters or article ideas to Olivia Marcinka at email@example.com.
protect others from suffering from bias, perceived or actual. The College Administration has responded as best they are able to by reaching out to students of all walks of life. I now feel that some sense of the trust I had will be restored. The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation is coordinating "conversation circles" on behalf of the College administration to foster a dialogue about the impact this will have on the College Community, but I have yet to see.
The Art of Monotony
ARIAMA LONG ‘13 __________ So I’m sitting in the lounge attempting to finish the homework that has been glaring up at me for the past hour, when I put the pen down, and begin flipping through the conveniently placed Facebook app on my phone in an attempt to combat boredom. The boredom has spread from work, to class, and back more than once in my college career. It is possible that my lack of sleep, exercise, and questionable eating habits could be to blame. Nevertheless, statistics like these can’t always be depended on to include a good representation of my friends, classmates, and me. So maybe it’s just what I’m learning. Many students tend to harbor severe disinterest in anything we are required to read and study, but if presented correctly, even the most monotonous, mind-numbing drivel ever scribbled has the chance of becoming slightly appealing. Every student I have ever conversed with on the subject always begins with their pre-existing idealized concept of what college should be like. Then we continue to reminisce about what we wanted to learn until we head right into reality, where things like requirements and prerequisites get in the way. Yes, these things are irritat-
ing to deal with, but ultimately, we need structure in our education. I wish there were a way to combine what students want to learn with what they need to learn. A more communicative classroom could be the start to a truly appreciated education. I’m not saying to hit your teachers up on Skype or text classmates from across the room, but talking and interacting in class makes for a better learning environment. Even raising your hand in a class that is as silent as the grave, or making the effort to give exciting suggestions to apply to the syllabus will not kill you. So, this provokes the obvious question, is it the teachers or the students? I mean, I could fall asleep in the middle of a dinner conversation just listening to some of my friends prattle on about their day; yet, there will always be amazing teachers, who can capture my attention. There will also always be those professors, who have clearly given up on engaging any student in learning a long time ago. As to which professor stands haranguing at me from a podium really makes little difference, since I will likely be faced with an often comical procrastination towards my work and studies. Of course that one professor whose teaching skills are like a finely sharpened blade to the back of the Achilles tendon, and whose policies are more inevitable than death, will always
stand in the way. Regurgitating the same information verbatim that was thrown on a slide show or taken out of a book does not count as teaching. Condemning any new idea offered before, after, or during class by a student just to satisfy a demi-God, knowit-all complex, does not count as teaching. Relying on stale ideas regarding materials and activities because finding a new method of doing things may be above one’s current pay grade, does not count as teaching. Finally, just because you’ve always been taught a specific way, does not mean that it’s working now. Our society is rapidly speedballing into a future that needs well-educated and committed members, who are able to have a definitive opinion and process information, and if institutions are not careful, we all could be left behind. The way it should be: the student gets the chance to assume responsibility for their own learning experience and the teacher gets to actually teach. But if that isn’t the way it is, ‘Stand up’. Whether you are a teacher or a student, work up the guts to try to affect change, instead of just complaining about how bored you really are.
On 3/9, St. John’s U. won over Rutgers U., 65 - 63. However, this game remains controversial due to the numerous refereeing errors. Photo from bleacherreport.com
Continued from 8 “We definitely were hoping to come back from both trips with a few more wins,” senior Mike Knipe said. “We had a couple tough games, we could not pull out in the end, but being the first time outside for the season, those types of things are going to happen. We are all still very confident and expect to compete for our programs first championship.”
lected the win (1-1) in relief. Fielding troubled both teams through the early innings with each side plating two runs by the third inning. From there, pitching took over. For Chestnut Hill College (4-9), senior pitcher Chris Lauber settled in and held the University of the Sciences (1-6) to three hits and three walks over six innings of work. This is the program’s first recruitment class when the program first began four years ago. The team has been through all the hardships that most young programs normally endure, but the seniors feel as though it has made the team stronger by bringing them together through all the highs and lows. The Griffins are continuing their season by undergoing the longest away game stretch of the year. The Griffins next home game will be against West Chester University on April 4 at Latshaw Field in Norristown, a short drive from campus. JUSTIN KIRKLAND ‘14 AND KHADIM NDIAYE ‘14 _________ It’s been an outstanding year for college basketball and the highly anticipated “March Madness” is just around the corner. Besides the phenomenal basketball being played in March, bracket predictions play an integral role and have a rich tradition in college basketball. College basketball is at its most exciting point during this time of the year. The teams this season that are making the most uproar are Duke, Ohio State, Pitt and, surprisingly, St. John’s. St. John’s has shocked a lot of people because of the top ranked teams they have beaten which includes Pitt, Duke and Georgetown, to name a few. The squad at St. John’s has been playing amazing lately and a major reason is because of their new coach Steve Lavin and the new system they have been playing in. St. John’s started off the season un-ranked and steadily earned themselves a national ranking at the 15 spot. This has been an amazing accomplishment for the Johnnies due to the reason that many people thought that they would have another poor season. Duke is another team that has been playing top notch basketball this season. The Blue Devils are known for outstanding play and work ethic, which makes them a tough team to beat. They are also reigning national champions and have many returning players to help lead them to another championship. Seniors Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith are leading the Blue Devils in many categories including scoring, rebounding and minutes played. Their outstanding play has led the Blue Devils to the number one team in the Atlantic Coast Conference and are nationally ranked number four in the Top 25 Coaches Poll. Coming into the season, the Blue Devils were predicted to win it all again. However, since their star point guard Kyrie Irving went down with a season ending injury, the likeliness of them winning back-to-back championships are slim. Nonetheless, you can never count the Duke Blue Devils out. The UConn Huskies are a sleeper team that others need to keep a close eye on. With the outstanding play of Kemba Walker all year, the Huskies have a chance to go all the way. Walker took his game to another level by averaging almost 24 points a game and leading his team to key wins over Ken-
Opening day at LatshawMcCarthy Field had finally arrived. The game lasted four innings longer than expected as Chestnut Hill College defeated the University of the Sciences 3-2 after 13 innings of nonconference play. The runs came early on errors from both sides, but after ten innings of scoreless baseball the Griffins finally wore through the Devils pitching staff with a hit baseman triggering the drama. Junior left fielder Alex Latchum delivered the game-winning single and senior pitcher Ryan Weber col-
tucky, Tennessee and clenching the challenging Big East Tournament title. Walker and the UConn Huskies are a force to be reckoned with this year in the NCAA tournament. BYU is another team that can go all the way this year. Jimmer Fredette, a contender for National Player of the Year has been carrying the Cougars all season and currently leads the nation in scoring. With his prolific scoring ability, he has the potential to carry his team far. Unfortunately, like Duke, the Cougars lost a key player, not to injury, but by a school code violation. Without Brandon Davies, the Cougars will need to find a way to fill his role on the court. If bench players step up, the BYU Cougars definitely cannot be overlooked in this tournament. With the tourney underway and a lot great basketball to be played, it should be an exciting post season for college basketball. With all the great teams out there, anything can happen. Any team has the ability to be beaten on any given day. A win could come off of one turnover, one shot or one second remaining and that’s what makes March Madness such an exciting time for many. Let the madness begin!
(DH) denotes a doubleheader
Upcoming home game calendar
vs. Caldwell College* Tennis Courts 1 p.m. Plymouth Whitemarsh 1 p.m. Softball vs. Felician College* (DH) Softball Field 1 p.m.
* denotes a CACC contenst Tennis Courts 1 p.m.
March 28 Golf
vs. University of the Sciences vs. Penn State Whitemarsh Country Club 12 p.m.
April 4 Baseball
vs. West Chester University Norristown 6 p.m.
April 20 Sotfball
vs. Georgian Court University* (DH) Softball Field 3 p.m.
March 29 Men’s Tennis
vs. La Salle University Tennis Courts 3:30 p.m.
April 11 & 12 Golf
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Whitemarsh Country Club 8 a.m.
vs. Willmington U. (Del.)* (DH) Norristown 4 p.m.
April 6 Baseball
vs. U. of the Sciences in Philadelphia* Norristown 4 p.m.
March 31 Women’s Tennis
vs. U. of the Sciences in Philadelphia Tennis Courts 4 p.m.
April 16 Women’s Lacrosse
vs. Saints Thomas Aquinas College Plymouth Whitemarsh 1 p.m.
April 21 Women’s Lacrosse
vs. Philadelphia University* Plymouth Whitemarsh 7 p.m.
vs. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Tennis Courts 4 p.m.
vs. Concordia College* (DH) Softball Field 1 p.m.
April 2 Women’s Lacrosse
vs. Georgian Court University* Plymouth Whitemarsh 1 p.m.
April 9 Women’s Lacrosse
vs. Post University*
April 23 Baseball
vs. Nyack College* (DH) Norristown 2 p.m.
vs. Bloomfield College*
The Griffin Women’s Lacrosse 2 - 3 Men’s Tennis 5 - 8 Women’s Tennis 10 - 9 For more information, visit: griffinathletics.com *Current as of 3/25
Baseball 5 - 11 - 0 Softball 3 - 7 - 0 Men’s Basketball Final 12 - 16 Women’s Basketball Final 7 - 19 Men’s Lacrosse 4 - 2
On March 4, the Griffins lost to Bloomfield College in the CACC semifinal round, 82-80. The team did a great job, going the furthest in CHC history. Congrats! Photos below by Jess Veazey ‘13.
heartbreaking loss and a 6-10 defeat in the following game. Senior pitcher Ryan Weber was narrowly out-dueled again as Griffin offense fell short in the opener, 2-1. Sophomore pitcher John Orr was doing fine on the hill until the Mountain Cats were at-bat in the bottom of the sixth. Three straight singles scored one run and chased Orr from the game with two left aboard. Eight more Mountain Cats scored before the inning’s final out which left the Griffins to a 10-6 deficit in their last atbat. Senior Andrew Donofry opened the inning with a single, but the rest went in order. The Griffins did bounce back against Ohio Valley University, however, defeating them 7-5, on six Ohio Valley College errors. The bats went quiet against the arms of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The Griffins faced their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) rival, Post University, in non-conference play. The Eagles swept the early-season doubleheader; 4-3 and 10-2. The Griffins finished their Florida Coast Spring Training trip with a 2-6 record and returned home with a 3-9 overall standing. “We definitely were hoping to come back from both trips with a few more wins,” senior Mike Knipe said. “Spring Training” Continued on 7
Spring Training Opens Baseball Season
JUSTIN ENGLEHARDT ‘11 ________________ There is nothing as magical as spring training for northern baseball fans and players: the sudden rush of warm air when departing from the airplane or long bus ride, the realization that the snowline is firmly in the rear-view mirror and the outside temperature is fast approaching short-sleeve territory. The fall season began way back in early September, and after months of indoor practices and workouts, the time has finally arrived for the Chestnut Hill Griffins baseball team to lace up their cleats and prepare for their upcoming battle to compete for the school’s first CACC championship in the program’s short history. The Griffins’ journey began with their opening tournament in South Carolina where they played four games in three days. This was the Griffin’s first real challenge -- it was also their first time in months getting on an actual field. After a crushing 5-7 defeat in seven innings, the Griffins Rudy Behrens provided a dazzling pitching performance. Behrens held Dowling College at bay until their final at-bats when an error put a runner aboard. A double brought the run across, forcing the Griffins to turn the game over to senior pitcher Matt Casino. He struck out the only batter he saw to collect his first save of the season. Behrens struck out eight over 6.2 innings, allowing only five hits. The next two days, however, did not end with the same good fortune, a 3-11 lost the second day followed by a tough 0-2 loss to close out the trip. After shaking off the winter cobwebs in South Carolina, the team had a little over one week to prepare for another spring tournament in Florida. After going over the positives and negatives from the prior trip, the team confidently packed its bags and prepared for the 18 hour bus ride. The Griffins were off to a great start winning the first game 4-3. Senior third baseman George Kochu hit the first of back-to-back singles to set the table in the Griffins final at-bat against the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ). On the second single, he hustled to third on an error by the Mountain Cats shortstop. He then scored on a sacrifice fly from sophomore catcher Timothy DiMonte which gave Chestnut Hill College a 4-3 advantage. Senior pitcher Matt Casino closed out the bottom of the ninth inning for his second save of the season and the Griffins’ first win at Florida Coast Spring Training. The Griffin’s felt confident after their win and through the first inning of their second game. Chestnut Hill College and Barry University each plated a run in the first inning of their contest at Florida Coast Spring Training; but the Buccaneers got to the Griffin bullpen for 16 runs in the last five innings to win the contest, 19-1. Junior left fielder Alex Latchum and junior second baseman Jesse Daywalt each recorded two hits atop the Griffin line-up, but that was all the offence they could manage for the game. After that game, the Griffin’s just could not get back on track. After a rain delay cancelled their double header, they continued back two days later. Those games ended with a 1-2
New golf coach has big hopes
MEG NADLER ‘12 _________ Chestnut Hill College’s golf team is scheduled to compete in their first match of the season on March 28 at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, PA. With new head coach Josef Pohle and the loss of three seniors it could be a rough first match against Philadelphia University and University of the Sciences. With a smaller roster than some of the other schools in the conference Pohle hopes to take the team far this season. “We hope to improve with every match and every stroke,” Pohle said. “I believe we can challenge Philadelphia University and University of the Sciences in our upcoming trimatches and gain valuable experience that we’ll need for the conference championship.” Nicholas Mull, a junior on the team who Pohle has high expectations for this season, is looking forward to the start of the season. This is his second year playing varsity golf and he has worked hard and improved a great deal from his spring season in 2010 to the past fall season. “As a team we feel that Pohle brings great experience that will create and give us the knowledge to compete at the collegiate level needed to stand out in the conference,” Mull said. Pohle was named head coach in the fall of 2010 with just a few matches under his belt. However, he certainly has the credentials to take his new team to the top of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Pohle is a member of the PGA and is currently a course professional at The Philadelphia Cricket Club. While earning his bachelor’s degree at Skidmore College in Saratoga, New York, he not only competed on the golf team, but was inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame September, 2010. “The next few years are a critical time for the evolving program and I am thrilled and very grateful for this opportunity to coach at the collegiate level,” Pohle said.
Women’s Lacrosse: Working Hard
MEG NADLER ‘12 ________ The Chestnut Hill College Women’s Lacrosse team opened their season on Sat., March 5 with a tough loss against Mercy College despite the hard work and endless hours of practice the team put in during preseason. The loss, however, was quickly forgotten as they continued to prep for their game against the University of Bridgeport, whom they defeated 19-3. The season continues under the new leadership of head coach Katherine Lee, as she hopes to make a statement to all of the opponents in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). “We are not the lacrosse team from last season, we are new coaches and we have new players,” Lee said. “With the leadership and experience we already have, it is quickly making our new players stronger and becoming part of our family.” The team continues to work hard and is constantly looking forward to preparing for some of the top opponents in the conference. Georgian Court is the CACC champions from the 2010 season and one of the games that the team most anticipates. Unfortunately, the team could not come up with the
win. Senior Captain Jill Sanger was the only one who was able to score on Georgian Court in the game. “The game left a bad taste in my mouth, but I know playing such a talented team will only benefit us,” Sanger said. “So we won’t dwell on the loss, rather learn, improve and focus on winning the next game.” It was just their first game towards their CACC record, however, and there is still plenty of time to come back, prepare and beat Georgian Court. The Griffins will play Georgian Court, along with all of their opponents in the CACC, a second time.
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