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Volume 89, Issue 1 ❖ Thursday, January 25, 2007 

Instrumental Musician 
Visits Steadman 


Social Networking 


Mansfield defeats 
Kutztown, Cheyney 

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Today's Weather 

Snow showers, 

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Overnight Low- 1 1°F 

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Local artist's masterpieces on display 
in Mansfield University library 

"Luvon Sheppard: Artist, Educator and Community Lead- 
er" is on display at the Mansfield University Gallery. The ex- 
hibit will run through March 1 and is part of Mansfield Uni- 
versity's celebration of Black History Month in February. 

Sheppard is a professor of Art at Rochester Institute of Tech- 
nology (RIT), where he has taught illustration and painting since 
1972. He also founded the Luvon Sheppard Art Studio in Rochester. 
Sheppard's paintings often reflect his involvement in the local 
community. He has painted many Rochester area street scenes and 
portraits of prominent local African- Americans including Frederick 
Douglass and Garth Fagan. He founded the Alio fus Art Workshop for 
children and has received various awards for his artwork and teaching. 

A reception and artist's talk by Sheppard will take place 
on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in the University Gallery. 
The Mansfield University Gallery is open Mon- 
day through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in North Hall. 

The exhibit is sponsored by the Mansfield University Art 
Acquisition and Exhibition Committee, which is funded by 
Mansfield University College Community Services Inc (CCSI). 


Mansfield University students and staff gather to 
honor legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

University saw this in North Caro- ton, associate professor 


held its annual campus 
celebration of Martin 
Luther King Jr.'s lega- 
cy on Wednesday, Jan. 
17. The theme of this 
year's celebration was 
"The Dream in the 21st 
Century: We've Come a 
Long Way to Be Here." 

Robert Wooley, pro- 
fessor of Social work, 
Anthropology and So- 
ciology, recounted his 
early exposure to racism 
and the changes he has 
seen in the south. He 

lina in particular, since 
his visits to family as a 
child, to completing his 
graduate work and vis- 
its in recent summers 
to complete research 
on a book he is writing. 
Wooley concluded by 
saying, "I now see black 
men and white men 
greeting each other and 
shaking hands, which 
is revolutionary. We are 
far from perfect but we 
have come a long way." 
Edward Washing- 

of English and Mod- 
ern Languages, spoke 
about how he learned 
of the prejudice his par- 
ents faced when they 
moved from Virginia to 
Connecticut. He talk- 
ed about the positive 
changes in his home- 
town and around the 
country and also about 
the work that remains to 
be done to fulfill Martin 
Luther King Jr.'s legacy. 

See'MLK' on page 3 


Mansfield University students attended a gathering 
honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. last week. 


Mansfield University 

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Dec. 1, 2006 - Possession of Paraphernalia and 
Disorderly Conduct - Patrick Eldridge, 22, was crimi 
nally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
after police were called to the third floor of Maple A 
for odor of marijuana. Eldridge was also charged with 
Disorderly Conduct after causing a distubrance while 
officers were investigating the situation. 

Jan. 12, 2007 - Theft - During Winter Break an un 
individual(s) gained access to room 208 A, Ce 
t Manor and removed several items belong to 
e Mansfield University students who lived in that 
room. If anyone has any information about this inci 
dent, please contact Mansfield University Police at 662 
4900. This incident is currently under investigation. 

Jan. 15, 2007 - Theft - During Winter Break an un 
known individual(s) gained access to room 207 A, Ce 
darcrest Manor and removed several items belong to 
the Mansfiield University student living there. This inci 
dent is currendy under investigation. If anyone has any 
information about this incident, please contact Mans 
field University Police. 

Jan. 16, 2007 - Theft - A computer was taken from a 
student's room in Cedarcrest A side between the dates 
of Dec. 14, 2006 to Jan. 16, 2007. Anyone with infor- 
mation can call Mansfield University Police. 

an. 19, 2007 - Receiving Stolen Property/Bur- 
glary - University Police Obtained and executed a 
search warrent on a silver Nissan Pathfinder while it 
was parked in the Mansfield University "C-2" parking 
ot. Numerous items were located within the vehicle 
which were stolen from a burglary which occurred at 
48 Sherwood Street, apartment (in Mansfield Borough) 
on Jan. 18, 2007 at approximately 11:20 p.m. The in- 
vestigation is continuing by both Mansfield University 
and Mansfield Borough Police. 

Jan. 20, 2007 - Underage Consumption - Zach 
Gascon, 19, was cited for underage consumption, 
and possession after police were called for an odor of 


Campus Bulletin Board 

♦Southern Tioga Little League 
Board Meeting 

Open meeting to include anyone from 
Mansfield, Blossburg or Liberty inter- 
ested in the STLL. All board mem- 
bers, managers, coaches, parents and 
umpires are invited. No children al- 

Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6pm at the Man- 
sfield University Decker Gym-2nd 
Floor classroom. 

♦Mansfield University 
Baseball Clinics 

On the campus of 
Mansfield University 

Hitting - February 4, 1 1, 18, March 4 

Pitcher/Catcher- February 1 1 
Preseason Skills Players and Coach- 
es- February 1 8 
For more information call 

or 570-662-7273 evenings, 
or visit: 


NOONS AT 1:30 IN AHSC 314 



Thursday, January 25, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 3 

Mansfield faculty sings 
through strings in recital 


Flashlight Writer 
Dr. Matthew Slotkin and Mr. 
Andrew Rammon were each 
presented in a faculty recital 
on Sunday, Jan. 21 at Mansfield 
University's Steadman Theatre. 

Dr. Slotkin played gui- 
tar in a solo recital, and 
Mr. Rammon played cello 
with a piano accompanist. 

A mixture of guitar piec- 
es from different compos- 
ers such as Juggler's Etude 
by Ralph Towner, Elegie by 
Johann Kaspar Mem, and 
Sonata III by Manuel Ponce 
were played by Dr. Slotkin. 

Dr. Slotkin chose many of 
his pieces mainly because he 
likes them but also because they 
are interesting. For example, 
the piece Elegie was originally 
written for a ten string guitar. 

Dr. Slotkin feels that a lot 
of preparation goes into a solo 
recital. "Some of these pieces 
I have been playing for many 
years, others I have only worked 

on since last summer. I start- 
ed putting this particular pro- 
gram together in the summer 
of 2006. I have to truly enjoy 
the music in order to work on 
the pieces for a long period of 
time," Slotkin said. 

Dr. Slotkin is the director 
of guitar studies at Mansfield 
University. He has appeared 
at colleges and Universities 
throughout the United States 
and Canada. Recent perfor- 
mances included concerts 
in Athens Greece. His first 
CD, Twentieth Century Mu- 
sic for Guitar, was released 
by Centuar Records in 2003. 

Mr. Rammon is the cello 
professor at Mansfield Univer- 
sity. He is currendy the cellist of 
the Grammy-nominated Eaken 
Piano Trio, and is also involved 
in the Williamsport Symphony. 
He has performed as a soloist 
and in chamber ensembles across 
U.S., Europe, Russia and Japan. 

Pieces on the program 
for Mr. Rammon's cello re- 

cital included two Russian 
sonatas for celio and piano 
by Dmitri Shostakovich 
and Sergei Rachmaninoff. 

Mr. Rammon chose these 
pieces for their various styles. 
"There are sections of ro- 
mantic beauty and others with 
sardonic bitterness. The so- 
nata by Rachmaninoff is in- 
credibly beautiful and very 
romantic," Rammon said. 

Mr. Rammon also chose 
to play pieces from these 
composers because of their 
history. Shostakovich once 
wrote a piece for which he 
was severely reprimanded 
by the soviet Government. 

Practicing was. the key to 
making the recital a success 
for Mr. Rammon. "We've 
played this recital a few 
times before. For the first 
performance we practiced 
many hours. It takes a long 
time to get to know a piece 
and to be comfortable play- 
ing together," Rammon said. 

held in 

142nd fall commencement 
Decker Gymnasium; Loeschke presides 
over first Mansfield graduation 

Three hundred and thirty students received de- 
grees at Mansfield University's 142nd Commence- 
ment on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Decker Gymnasium. 
Before presenting them with their diplomas, 
President Maravene Loeschke, presiding over 
her first Commencement, asked the gradu- 
ates to think about their place in the world. 

"I ask that sometime this weekend, that you 
sit quiedy - reflect - and ask yourselves how you 
want the world to be better because you are in 
it," Loeschke said. "This uncertain world needs 
you, your leadership, your passion, your vision 
and your commitment. Go forward and serve." 

Loeschke helped the graduates thank their 
families, friends, faculty and anyone else who 
assisted them in the pursuit of their degree 
with a round of applause. She also told them 
they will always be part of the Mansfield family. 

"No matter whether a month from now 
or decades from now, we are here to sup- 
port, mentor and guide you," she said. "Nev- 
er hesitate to call a faculty member or staff 
member to seek guidance. Our commit- 
ment to you extends far beyond graduation." 

William F. Schulz, former executive director 
of Amnesty International USA, was the speaker. 
In recounting stories of heroism and courage, 
Schulz echoed President Loeschke's sentiments. 


Graduating senior Xernalia Kayode receives 
her diploma from President Loeschke. 

"The world needs the kind of leaders that Man- 
sfield graduates," he said. "The world needs 
you. The world needs people who speak a sec- 
ond language, both literally and metaphorically. 
People who reach out beyond their own narrow 
circle of family and friends, even beyond their 
community, to the larger world around us. Peo- 
ple who live large, passionate, generous lives." 

Mountaineer Leadership 
program produces first 
Gold level graduates 

The Mountaineer Leadership 
Program (MLP) at Mansfield 
University has produced its 
first class of Gold graduates. 

Ten Mansfield University 
students completed the high- 
est level of leadership learn- 
ing and were honored, along 
with Bronze and Silver gradu- 
ates, at a reception on Nov. 28. 
The MLP, now in its second 
year, is designed to give stu- 
dents three tiers of leadership 
learning: Bronze, which fo- 
cuses on personal leadership; 
Silver, which concentrates on 
leadership within teams and 
groups; and Gold, which devel- 
ops change leadership. 
As students complete a level, 
they move to the next. Each 
level requires students to com- 
plete six interactive workshops 
and a corresponding essay for 
each workshop. Workshops 
are facilitated by volunteers, 
including administration, 
staff, faculty and students. 

"At the Gold level, each stu- 
dent must identify a leadership 
project of interest to them, find 
a mentor to guide them, and 
work through their project," 
Julia Overton-Healy, MLP 
director and director of the 
Mansfield University Career 
Development Center, said. 
"These projects are approved 
by the MLP Advisory Coun- 
cil, and they must be relatively 

broad in scope and challenging." 

The first students to com- 
plete the Gold level are: Josh- 
ua Brown, Shauna Chisholm, 
Bobbie Jo Egresitz, Katie 
Gates, Damolla Hayward, Xe- 
rnalia Kayode, Brittany Mc- 
Cain, Michelle Shaffer, Nata- 
lie Sheer and Dustin Wink. 

Students who com- 
pleted the Silver level are: 
Martha Harkleroad, Kaleigh 
Smales, and Daniel Swody. 

Students who completed 
the Bronze level are: Brianna 
Alderfer, Billie Sue Atkinson, 
Jorge Azpilicueta, Shonna Bar- 
nett, Jeremy Bean, Tessa Bieber, 
Jessica Buder, Christyna Cain, 
Christina Cheri, Angel Clay- 
berger, Kristi Coleman, Jus- 
tine Dickinson, Tyler Donner, 
Colleen Gabriel, Linda House, 
Evan Jackson, Ashley Johnson, 
Nogaye Ka, Lauren McKay, 
Amanda Noll, Loren Piechnik, 
Kevin Risser, Andrew Shaal, 
Jason Smith, Cara Stroup, Ma- 
ria Strzepek, Kelliann Walsh, 
Jonathan Watson, Stacy Wolfe, 
and Kimberly Zechman. 

The MLP is managed 
through the Career Devel- 
opment Center. The pro- 
gram is free for the students, 
thanks to support from the 
Mansfield University Foun- 
dation, which allocated seed 
money for the program. 


"Twenty years ago all states did not acknowledge that Dr. King 
was worthy of a holiday," Washington said. "But now we celebrate 
someone's philosophy of what it means to be an American. We 
have come a long way and, with Dr. King's dream in mind, we 
have the chance to go further." 

Mansfield University President Maravene Loeschke concluded 
the celebration by reading an excerpt from Owen Collins' Speeches 
That Changed the World in which King talks about being stabbed 
by a deranged woman in New York City and the get well note he 
received from a white teenager that touched him deeply and may 
have been the genesis for his "I Have a Dream" speech. 

The celebration also included Michael Pattillo singing 
"Precious Lord", Edward Wooten's rendition of Lean on Me, 
and the entire assembly singing Lift Every Voice, the anthem 
of the Civil Rights movement. Pattilllo and Wooten are both 
MU Music majors. 

The event was coordinated and moderated by Jannis Floyd, as- 
sociate professor of Education and Special Education, and spon- 
sored by the President's Advisory Board for Diversity, the Office 
of Multicultural Affairs, the Human Resources Department and 
the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development. 


Mansfield University 

Thursday-January 25, 2007 

Music department and campus women's 
groups host a unique performer at Steadman 

Lauren Pelon, a master of unique and ob- 
scure instruments from across the centu- 
ries, will be bringing her unique brand of 
music to Steadman Theatre this weekend. 

Pelon's concert, "Women In Music: Peo- 
ple Will Remember Us" comes to Mansfield 
this Friday, January 26th, at 8 p.m. Instruments 
which Pelon will be using will include the lute, 
guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshoms, cornamuse, 
krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, 
pennywhistles, consertina, ocarina, hurdy- 
gurdy, doucaine, Kiowa courting flute, and 
electronic woodwinds. She is also a vocalist. 

A native of Minnesota, Lauren Pelon 
has traveled the world over to share her 
unique brand of music with others. Her 
shows are meant to entertain her audi- 
ences as well as educate them on the his- 
tory of music throughout the centuries. 
Pelon states on her website that 
she is excited to bring her craft to 
the world to entertain and educate. 

"I am fascinated by the interesting 
ways people of other cultures and differ- 
_nt times have found to make music," says 
Pelon. "I especially enjoy doing these pro- 


grams because they differ from ordinary concert performances. 
They offer not only an opportunity to listen to music, but also 
a way to think about how music has affected the lives of people 
all over the world -- from ancient times to our own modern day." 
Sponsoring the event on Fridav night are the Mansfield Uni- 
versity Music Department, the President's Commission on 
the Status of Women and the Women's Studies Program. 

Pelon is an award winning musical artist, winning the Artist 
of the Year award from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Coun- 
cil. She was also a regular performer on Garrison Kellior's radio 
variety show A Prairie Home Companion from St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Reviews for Pelon's work have also been more than rave. 
Dr. William Kearns, the director of the American Mu- 
sic Research Center in Boulder, Colorado gave glow- 
ing remarks about Pelon's program on Pelon's website. 

"Her repertory ran the historical gamut, from a rendition of 
one of our first ancient Greek scripted pieces to her own contem- 
porary compositions," said Kearns. "Its breadth was amazing - 
jigs, laments, fancies, songs, ballads, and calls drawn from different 
nationalities - a truly universal presentation of both old-world and 
new-world music. I have never witnessed such an effective pro- 
gram of music and it's role in society done by a single person." 

Pelon will be playing over 25 ancient instru- 
ments involving women in music and the world 
through the centuries. Admission to this show is free. 

From pollution to music: Mansfield University 
Lecture Series for spring semester announced 

The Mansfield University 
Lecture Series will cover top- 
ics ranging from pollution 
to poetry and music to en- 
vironmental advocacy dur- 
ing the spring semester. 

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 
Jan. 30, A2izur Molla, assis- 
tant professor of Social Work, 
Anthropology and Sociol- 
ogy, will make a presentation 
cntided "Effects of Water 
Quality on Incidence of Di- 
arrhea in Rural Bangladesh" 
in Alumni Hall, Room 307. 

The presentation is 
based on Molla's analysis 
of eight villages in Bangla- 
desh that indicates that the 
use of contaminated pond 
water is related to the inci- 
dence of disease like diarrhea. 

The presentadon will fo- 
cus on variables that are related 
to this finding and dimensions 
of culture and practice related 
to the incidence of disease. 

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 
13, in Alumni Hall, Room 307 
a "Musical Showcase" will be 
held. Music Professor Joe Mur- 

phy and Director of Guitar 
Studies Matt Slotkin will per- 
form Les Trios Soeurs, a piece 
written for them by Charles 
Stolte. Assistant Professor Da- 
vid B. Wetzel and members of 
the Mansfield University Clari- 
net Consort will discuss their 
recent trip to Scotland and 
perform a short set of selec- 
tions from the tour. Professor 
Peggy Dettwiler and mem- 
bers of the Mansfield Concert 
Choir will make a presenta- 
tion on their performance at 
the Inaugural Conference of 
the National Collegiate Cho- 
ral Organization in San An- 
tonio, Texas last November. 

"Reversing the Decline 
of the Eastern Bluebird; What 
Can You Do" will be the 
topic of a presentation at 5 
p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in 
Alumni Hall, Room 307. Les- 
lie Clifford, assistant profes- 
sor of Biology, and student 
Lauren Boeckel will discuss 
the findings of their facul- 
ty-student research project. 
At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 

27, in Alumni Hall, Room 
317, Judith Sornberger, pro- 
fessor of English and Mod- 
ern. Languages, and student 
Bobbi Jo Van Druff will pres- 
ent "Madonnas of the Disap- 
peared: Poems in response 
to works of art that examine 
the sacred feminine as exem- 
plified in Mary of Nazareth, 
revealing Mary as both flesh 
and blood woman and icon." 

The film Land of Plenty, 
Land of Want will be shown at 
5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 
in Allen Hall Auditorium. After 
the screening, Nicole Wilson, 
instructor in Academic and 
Human Development will fa- 
cilitate a discussion of the film. 
The film, from the PBS "Jour- 
ney to Planet Earth" series, 
investigates the fundamental 
problem facing today's farm- 
ers and how to feed the world's 
growing population without 
endangering the environment. 

"Environmental Advo- 
cacy: Act locally!" will be the 
topic of a presentation at 4 
p.m. on Wednesday, March 

28, in Alumni Hall, room 307. 
Panelists Jim Weaver, Tioga 
County planner, Robert Ross, 
research ecologist with the 
U.S. Geological Survey, Paul 
Ortuba, Riverkeepers, Jennifer 
Demchak, Watershed Manage- 
ment, and members of the 
Mansfield University Geogra- 
phy and Geology department 
will present information on a 
variety of environmental issues 
and projects in the Northern 
Tier. A discussion will follow. 

Also on March 28, musi- 
cal storyteller Jennifer Arm- 
strong wiU present Four Cin- 
derellas at 7 p.m. in Straughn 
Hall. In this performance, 
Armstrong tells four very dif- 
ferent versions of the Cinder- 
ella story using a different in- 
strument-frame drum, fiddle, 
bagpipe and banjo-in each. 

"Teacher Research in Be- 
ginning Teachers' Classrooms" 
will be the subject of a pre- 
sentation at 5 p.m. on Tues- 
day, April 10, in Alumni Hall, 
Room 307. Associate Professor 
of Education Kathleen Carico 

and students Bobbi Button, 
Belinda Houghtalen-Barnes 
and Karin Knaus will present 
the findings of their project 
which focused on tracking and 
assisting beginning teachers' 
attempts to conduct teach- 
er research projects in their 
public school classrooms. 

At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 
April 25 the film Blue Vinyl 
will be shown in Allen Hall au- 
ditorium. Holly Pieper, assis- 
tant professor of Communica- 
tion, and Anthony Kiessling, 
assistant professor of Chemis- 
try, will facilitate a discussion 
of the film after the screening. 
In Blue Vinyl, Peabody 
Award-winning filmmaker 
Judith Helfand and co-di- 
rector Daniel B. Gold travel 
from Helfand 's hometown to 
America's vinyl manufacturing 
capital and beyond in search 
of answers about the nature 
of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). 

All events are free and 
open to the public. The Univer- 
sity Lecture Series is sponsored 
by the Office of the Provost. 

Thursday, January 25, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Mansfield University 
Event Calendar 

Flashlight- 5 

Thursday, Jan* 25 

[usic: Annual Student 

etmon - 

Friday, Jan. 26 

Women's Studies Event: Lauren Pelon Mu- 
dque Company recital in Steadman Theatre - 

Saturday, Jan 

Sunday, Jan. 28 

>r. Robert Miller - Guest Piano Concert 
p.m., Steadman Theatre 

Monday, Jan. 29 

Tuesday, Jan. 30 

? aculty Lecture Series- Dr. Azizur Molla 
6 p.m., AHSC 

What in the World 
News in a Flash 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


JERUSALEM, Israel- Israeli President Moshe 
Katsav is on the verge of being charged with rap- 
ing his former employees. The Israeli attorney 
general's office has declared that there is finally 
enough evidence to file formal charges against 
the President. Other charges, including abuse of 
power, are also anticipated to be levied. The earli- 
est of the charges stem from a woman who worked 
with Katsav in the ministry of tourism in the late 
1 990s. The most recent accusations come from 
2003-04, when ai other former employee alleges 
that Katsav improperly used his power during his 
presidency. Charges of obstruction of justice 
and harassing witnesses are also expected. While 
the presidency is mosdy a ceremo^-ql position in 
Israel's government system, it has been recom- 
mended that Katsav step down from his position. 

SAN FRANCISCO, California- Eight former 
radicals were arrested in the 1971 attack on a 
San Francisco police precinct that resulted in 
the death of a police officer. 51 -year-old John 
V. Young, a sergeant with the San Francisco 
police department, was shot to death by mem- 
bers of the Black Liberation Army, a violent 
faction of the Black Panthers. Several of the 
accused were already in prison for various oth- 
er crimes. The Young case was reopened in 
1999 after advances in forensic science made 
it possible to investigate the case more closely. 


ELMIRA, New York- The new budget for the 
city of Elmira has been passed, and taxes for 
city residents will be raised. The city, which is 
at a $2.5 million deficit, will be raising the local 
property tax by 7.5%. The budget was passed 
unanimously by the city council for the first time 
in several years, and this is also the earliest that 
the budget has been approved. The accepted 
budget is exactly the same as the one suggest- 
ed to the council by city manager John Burin. 

LYCOMING COUNTY, Pennsylvania- The 
Lycoming County library system is participat- 
ing in a national literature program focusing on 
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. The 
program is financed and sponsored by the Na- 
tional Endowment for the Arts, and participat- 
ing boroughs will receive $10,000 and teach- 
ing materials and books. Book discussions, 
read-ins, a viewing of the film starring Gregory 
Peck, and the playing of Elmer Bernstein's score 
from the film will be included in the events. 


Israeli President Moshe Katsav faces a pos- 
sible prison sentence if he is convicted. 

ISTANBUL, Turkey- Thousands of Turks 
mourned the death of Turk-Armenian journalist 
Hrant Dink, an editor who sought to end hostili- 
ties between Muslim Turks and Christian Arme- 
nians. Dink was shot to death in the front of 
his newspaper office in Istanbul last week. Seven 
people, including a 17-year-old boy who alleg- 
edly confessed to the killing, are being held in 
connection with the slaying. One of those in- 
dividuals being held is also a nationalist militant 
who is accused of bombing a McDonalds in 
2004. Thousands of protesters and mourners 
took to the streets on the day of Dink's funeral 
and, despite cries against it from Dink's family, 
turned the event into a mild protest. Dink was 
interred in an Armenian cemetery in Istanbul. 


Janice Trapp, Lycoming County's library execu- 
tive director, will help teach "Mockingbird". 

Information tafan from, s ungate, and 



Mansfield University 

Thursday, January 25, 2007 

New bill passes in House of Representatives that 
would cut student loan interest rates in half 


Flashlight Writers 
The House of 
Representatives passed a bill to 
cut interest rates on subsidized 
student loans over the 
course of the next five years. 

The Democrats College 
Student Relief Act of 
2007 was passed on Jan. 
17. Democrats promised 
the loan cuts while 
campaigning and began to 
implement their pledge of 
passing six bills within a 
100-hour time constraint. 

Senator Edward 
M. Kennedy chairs the 
committee on education 
issues. "We must address the 
crisis in college affordability 
that affects every low- 

and middle-income 
family," Kennedy said. 

The bill will cut interest 
rates from 6.8 percent to 
3.4 percent. The rates will 
drop beginning July 1 and 
will gradually decrease by 
.68 percent each year. There 
is no extra cost to taxpayers. 
Banks will have to pay 
more in fees and annual 
fees for consolidated loans 
will rise to 1.30 percent. 

According to MSNBC, 
"to avoid increasing the 
deficit, the bill's cost will 
be offset by reducing the 
yield on college loans the 
government guarantees 
to lenders and cutting the 
guaranteed return banks 
get when students default " 

The Bush Administration 

and some republicans oppose 
the bill because they believe 
democrats fulfilled their 
promise quickly rather than 
"finding ways to increase 
federal college grants to 
help the poor meet rising 
college tuition. "(CNN. com). 

Representative Ron 
Bishop is a republican from 
Utah. "It is a whoop-de-doo 
bill, but to be honest, what it 
does for my kids in college is 
nothing. It could have done 
so much more," Bishop said. 

When the democrats 
campaigned, they did not 
reveal tha; the loan cut 
would only affect need-based 
loans. They made a promise 
to lower interest rates for 
parents who withdrew college 
loans for their children. 


The House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut the 
interest rate in half. 

College students can download music free thanks 
to new service from Ruckus Networks website 


/ itisblight Features Co-Editor 
College students will no lon- 
ger have to worry about pay- 
ing for music downloads 
or being sued for pirat- 
ing a few of their favorite 
songs thanks to a new ser- 
vice called Ruckus Networks. 

Ruckus Network will be 
supported entirely by advertis- 
ing on its website and the soft- 
ware that is installed to down- 
load music. According to the 
New York Times, four major 
music labels and several in- 
dependent labels have agreed 
to permit usage of their mu- 
sic on Ruckus at "lower rates 
than they charge other mass 
market music services" in an 
attempt to curb music piracy. 

The music labels theory 
that spurred them to make 
this decision was that stu- 
dents would rather steal mu- 
sic than pay "$10 or $15 a 
month" that many other legal 
downloading services charge. 

Initially, Ruckus had 
hoped that universities would 
pay fees which would al- 
low students free down- 



Unlimited Access to Over 
2 Million Tracks and Growing. 


Ruckus Network is offering a free music downloading service to college students as long as they 
have an e-mail address ending in .edu. 

loads. But when only 20 
agreed, they had to re-con- 
sider how something like 
this was going to work. 

In 2006, Ruckus switched 
their medium to a free adver- 

however, this still required the 
agreement of the university 
to install the service on their 
campus networks. According 
to Michael J. Bebel, chief exec- 
utive of Ruckus, this tactic in- 
creased the number to around 

100 schools "with several hun- 
dred thousand active users." 

The new service does 
not require a university's 
participation or consent; in- 
stead, it will be available to 
those students who have an 

email address ending in .edu, 
which is the main domain 
for educational institutions. 

Considering that many 
faculty and alumni also have 
email address that end in .edu. 
Ruckus w ill ask the user wheth- 
er he or she is a student. If 
not, then the user must S8.95 
per month for the service. 

According to the New 
York Times, Ruckus uses 
Microsoft's Windows media 
technology, meaning that it 
can only be used on one's per- 
sonal computer. For a small 
fee ($4.99 a month), users 
can transfer songs to por- 
table devices compatible with 
this technology, but the music 
will not play on either Micro- 
soft's Zune or the Apple iPod. 

Regardless of not being 
able to use the iPod, about 
60 percent of the students 
on the campuses that of- 
fer Ruckus have registered 
for it, according to Bebel. 

"Even iPod users on cam- 
pus will use Ruckus because 
they can find music they like be- 
fore they buy it from Apple or 
get it another way," Bebel said. 

Thursday, Janruary 25, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight -7 

Movie review: "Children of Men" touches 
on many contemporary issues in society 


Flashlight Writer 
Released on Jan. 5, Alfonso 
Cuaron's adapted film "Chil- 
dren of Men" depicts the 
world in 2027 - a social terror- 
ist infested war haven where 
Britain is the only remaining 
peaceful land mass on Earth. 

As women have be- 
come infertile over time, 
there has not been a birth 
on the planet since 2009, 
making the youngest person 
on the planet 18-years-old. 

In the opening scene 
of the movie, the audience 
learns of his death, already 
suggesting something thrown 
off in the human life cycle 
- the youngest dying off 
first, rather than the elderly. 

The main character, 
Theo (Clive Owen) uses this 
as an excuse to skip work 
and is kidnapped on his 

way home after visiting his 
friend Jasper (Michael Caine). 

He is kidnapped by the 
terrorist group "The Fish- 
es" who's leader is Julian 
Taylor (julianne Moore), 
whom Theo previously had a 
relationship with. 

Julian explains that she 
needs Theo to get transit pa- 
pers for her in order for them 
to smuggle Kee, an illegal im- 
migrant, out of the country. 
After Julian's surprising death 
in an intense attack scene 
which resembles that of the 
opening scene of "Saving Pri- 
vate Ryan," Theo is left to fin- 
ish the task which she started, 
but soon learns the catch 
- Kee is 8 months pregnant. 

The landscape in the 
movie provides a very realis- 
tic view into the near future 
setting, much like the pres- 
ent, but with a few advance- 


"Children of Men" was nominated for three Academy Awards 
including Best Achievement in Editing, Best Achievement in 
Cinematography and Best Writing, Screnplay based on Material 
Previously Produced or Published. 

1993 novel of the same title. 

While the entire film 
suggests the inevitable end 
of mankind thanks to soci- 
etal corruption (hence the 
terrorist groups), it also sug- 
gests religion as a savior to 
humanity with Kee playing 
the part of the Virgin Mary. 

An art critic would notice 
the Picasso paintings splashed 
throughout the scenery, also 
suggesting social corruption. 
Literature critics will no- 
tice the Shakesperian influ- 
ence of the movie beginning 
with a death, much like that 
of "Titus Andronicus" and 
"All's Well That Ends Well." 
"Children of Men" is 

ments. Including the attack 
in the car and the film's final 
epic battle, the audience can 
expect to feel as if they're 

the whole film. Cameraman 
George Richmond shot the 
entire film in 16 weeks with a 
handheld camera. The film is 

standing right beside Theo in adapted from the P.D. James 

a thought provoking, rel- 
evant yet interesting, ac- 
tion packed and important 
film that touches on a lot 
of contemporary issues that 
affect people of all ages. 

Game Review: "Lost Planet: Extreme Condition": 
Graphics, mutiplayer mode make game stand out 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
During the first couple 
months following the holi- 
day season, gamers usuallv 
find themselves dusting off 
their old tjames. lanuarv 
and February see verv few 


E&tteiXM ( Condition" should 
do nv>rc than enough to keep 
\ou occupied until the releas- 
es heat up again in March. 

The game's single player 
mode contains a story. That's 
really all there is to sav about 
it. It doesn't provide you 
with verv much background 
information on the char- 
acters, and really doesn't 
make sense at all. I couldn't 

tell you the full extent of 
the story because halfway 
through the game I just start- 
ed skipping the cut-scenes. 

What lies beyond the 
cut-scenes though is sure to 
make action gamers happy. 
You are dropped into a cold. 

remotely in your favor, The 
boss battles -arc some ox the 
most exhilarating I've ever 
encountered. Chances a»e 
you will die at least once, but 
the motivation is always there 
to go back and try again. 

The single player mode 
will take roughly ten hours 
to beat, but is worth play- 
ing through again to try to 
find all of the secrets. When 
you're done with the main 
story, jump online with some 

buddies and wreak some 
havoc. The game contains 
one of the more diverse 
multiplayer modes on the 
360, and should keep you 
playing deep into the night. 

Graphically; "Lost Plan- 
et" is impressive, with only 

but there's not as much mu- 
sic as I would have liked. 

Overall, 1 would rate 
bsl nlanct an 8.5 out of !tk 
Intense boss battles, great 
graphics and a fun multi- 
player are offset only- slightly 
by some slow controls and 
a storyline surpassed by the 
likes of Tetris. If you're 

looking for something new | 
to last you the next couple of ' 

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lion registered users. On the site, employers can list jobs and look for 
candidates. Users can also search for jobs and business opportunities 
on the site. Users are able to build "connections" which will help them 
get introduced to business people they may want to know. The site is 
used by people in more than 150 countries. 

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 

from the editor's desk" 


As the war escalates-- Bush's 
approval decreases 

Undoubdy most people have 
heard by now about President 
Bush's plans to send more 
troops to Iraq. 21, 500 more 
troops to be exact. 

According to 
most of the troops will be 
,ent to Iraq in order to pacify 
Baghdad. The new deploy- 
ments, that will be accom- 
panied by approximately SI 
billion in aid aside from the 
S30 billion already committed, 
are set to start at the begin- 
ning of February. This is not 
the first time that Bush has in- 
creased the number of troops 
sent to Iraq. Last summer he 
sent 10,000 troops to pacify 
the violence in Baghdad- and 
was unsuccessful. 

I lowever. Bush is stead- 
fast in his decision to send 
more troops, in addition to 
th« 140,000 that are alreadv 

can people are becoming 
frustrated with the war and 
this move is more political 
than anything He knows that 
he needs to achieve some 
victories to show the Ameri- 
can people in what has been a 
largely unsuccessful war. 

A poll conducted on Jan. 
19 shows that Bush's approval 
rating is at an all time low of 
34 percent and 70 percent of 
Americans disapprove of the 
war in Iraq. 

But who can blame them? 
With 25 American troops 
dying on Saturday, Jan. 20 
the death toll in this war is 
becoming ridiculous. 

51 American soldiers 
have been killed so far in 
2007, which brings the total 
number of American soldiers 
killed in the war to 3,055. 

Officials state that Bush 
hopes to hand control ovct 
to Iraqi forces by November, 
but that doesn't mean that 
U.S. troops will withdraw at 
that point. So even with over 
20,000 more troops going to 
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to Iraq provides "the best 
chance of success" in Iraq. 

In initial polls done by after the State of 
the Union address onlv 41 
percent of Americans got a 
"very positive" feeling from 
the address, which is his low- 
est "very positive" rating out 
of his six State of the Union 

Forty-six percent of 
Americans were not confident 
that the United States would 
achieve its goals in Iraq after 
the address. 

The bottom line is that 
the majority of Americans are 
unhappy with the state of the 
war in Iraq. Again, who can 
blame them? Most evervone 
knows someone that has been 

to Iraq- several Mansfield 
students have served overseas 
and while we all respect our 
military and what they do for 
our country, it is time for this 
war to end. 

Bush and his adminis- 
tration seem to think that 
deploying 21,000 more troops 
will solve the problem. 

I will say that Bush did 
at least one thing right in his 
State of the Union address on 
Tuesday night- and that was 
to address Nancv Pelosi and 
her achievement of becoming 
the first female leader of the 
House, addressing her right 
away as "Madam Speaker." 

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Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 1 1 

Letter to the Editor: 

Thanks to Santas Gift Bag participants 

Every year as the holidays approach, the Office of Community Service (formerly known as the Community Service Learning Office) facilitates a program called Santa's 
Gift Bag. Through this program we offer help to local families in need of assistance providing Christmas gifts for their child (or children). After receiving a letter from our 
office, these families provide us with information to pass on to sponsors who shop for presents for the children. With the assistance of community members and our local 
Mansfield Fire Department, the gifts are packed and ready for pick-up or delivery several days before Christmas. 

Gifts were provided for 152 children, ranging in age from 0-18. These 152 children were from 65 families. All of the children are students at a Mansfield school (Mansfield 
High, Miller Elementary, New Covenant Academy), a member of an area day care center or a sibling of one of the above. 

None of this would have been possible without our wonderful SPONSORS and generous COMMUNITY SUPPORT! 

Our sponsors came from both the university and the community. Students, faculty, staff, community members and businesses were all sponsors. 
Below is a breakdown of those who helped sponsor a child, children, family or families this year. 

We estimate that 200 plus MU students participated this year which is more than any other past year. 33 individual faculty and staff helped with many taking 2 or more kids 
and 3 Departments helped with each taking at least 3 kids. We estimate that 40 plus faculty and staff participated. 


First Citizens Bank was once again very generous! Between the main office and the operations center, 36 kids were sponsored. 
Northern Tier Athletics sponsored children. 

The Mansfield Chapter of Kiwanis and the Mansfield High School Key Club helped by sponsoring several children. 

In addition, Santa's Gift Bag would not be possible without the help of other members of the community. 
The Community Churches in Mansfield make and fill a stocking for each child. 
Partners in Progress supplies hats and mittens/gloves for each child. 

The Mansfield Volunteer Fire Association allow us to use the fire hall for several days and members also help sort, distribute and deliver gifts to some of the families. 
Special thanks to Arlene Welch! 

Kiwanis members sponsored children, provided people and vehicles to help transport gifts to the fire hall AND provided helpers to sort and distribute the gifts. We would 
like to especially thank the Mayor, Tom Wierbowski for taking time out of his busy schedule to help! 

We also received several donations that helped us greatly. 
We received a large community grant from Wal-Mart. 

The Laurel Doll Club made a monetary donation and a donation of beautiful dolls. 
The MU Social Work club donated wrapping paper which was given to the families. 
Grace Niemczyk donated a beautiful porcelain doll. 
Several individuals made monetary donations. 

A Special Thanks goes out to: 

-Sheena Renwick, our amazing and wonderful student worker. Without her help, SGB would not have come together so smoothly or been so organized 
-Julia Overton-Healy for her support and help throughout the semester. 
-Joe Maresco for all the work he did at the fire hall and behind the scenes. 

We want to thank every single person who helped whether big or small! 
We could not do it without each and every one of you!!! 

Thanks again for making Santa's Gift Bag 2006 such a success! 

In gratitude, 

Rev. Deborah Casey and Courtney Murphy Hull, 

Santa's Gift Bag Coordinators and Campus Ministers at Mansfield University 

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37. Rather production 
40. Small matter 

43. just a matter of time 

47. Party 

49. Totter partner 

51. Italian count 

52. Island hello 

53. Right-hand manuscript 

54. Jewish teacher 
57. Famous sailor 

59. Right about now 

60. Long times 

61. Terrier type 
64. Florida island 


1 . Experienced aurally 

6. Flim partner 

10. Handicapped parking 


13. Roast host 

14. Mrs. Munster 

15. Sound kittenish 

16. God of the COngo 

18. Sandwich snack 

19. Not real prefix 

20. Baby food 

21. contendere 

22. Snacks south of the 

24. Reflexive mgender 

neutral pronoun 

26. Varnish ingredient 

29. Fish eggs 

30. Moses older brother 

31. PDQ 

33. Performed musically 
35. Person who practices 
Eastern discipline 
38. Grain storage venue 

39. Happening 

41. Pleasant 

42. Papa Doc's old kingdom 

44. Kind of view mirror 

45. Winter white stuff 

46. Wash your grubby body 
48. for tat 

50. Printers' measures 

51. Italian opera singer 
53. Cite 

55. Norse king 

56. Loneliest number 
58. Rental agreements 

62. Memo, e.g. 

63. Purse 

65. Amish you 

66. Dead 

67. Ivory's partner 

68. Head flap? 

69. Sailor's hello 

70. Shampoo follower 


1 . Rope source 

3. High point 

4. Argue against 

5. Himalayan cedar 

6. You might get shot for it 

7. Walk warily 

8. Western Canadian prov. 

9. Nearsightedness 

10. Wright brothers' power 

1 1 . Live as a permanent 

12. Snooty 

15. Rain storms 
17. Given to joking 
23. Body of work 

25. Attempt 

26. Eye hair 

27. Where most people live 

28. Graduation marker 

30. Cousin on ones father's 

32. Boiled meat 

34. Born, on the society 


36. Computer desktop 

Can you connect these nine dots 
with just 4 straight lines? 

Look for the answer in next weeks 
issue of The Flashlight 

Thursday, January 25, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 13 

Toby's tWO Cents: Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith reaching the Super 
Bowl marks historic, momentous occasion for African American coaches 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
Next Sunday when the In- 
dianapolis Colts and Chicago 
Bears take the field for Super 
Bowl XLI in Miami you will 
be witnessing a historic event. 
Not because Peyton Manning 
finally made it to the big game 
or that Rex Grossman may be 
the most incosistent quarter- 
back in Super Bowl history, but 
because it will mark the first 
time an African American head 
coach will be on the sidelines. 
As chance may have it, there 
will be two leading their teams 
into batde on super Sunday. 

After numerous seasons 
where his teams couldn't quite 
get over the hump, Tony Dungy 
of the Colts is finally in the big 
game. Dungy was head coach 
of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
for six seasons, consistendy get- 
ting them deep into the play- 
offs, but never into the Super 
Bowl. After the 2001 season, he 
was let go. The following year 
the Buccaneers went on to win 

the big game under the leader- 
ship of John Gruden. Dungy 
meanwhile took control of the 
Colts and reversed the fortunes 
of the franchise by turning 
them into perennial Super Bowl 
contenders. It took him five 
years, but Dungy finally did it. 

Lovie Smith is a bit of a dif- 
ferent story. Chicago was his first 
head coaching gig back in 2004, 
where he was hired after serving 
as the defensive coordinator for 
the St. Louis Rams. Smith was 
named coach of the year in 2005 
after the Bears earned a first 
round bye, but lost in the divi- 
sional round of the playoffs. In 
only his third season, Smith has 
Chicago back in the Super Bowl 
for the first time since 1986. 

After their 39-14 massa- 
cre over America's darlings the 
New Orleans Saints, Smith be- 
came the first African-American 
head coach to reach the Super 
Bowl. Just a little over four 
hours later after an exhillerating 
comeback over the seemingly 
invincible New England Patri- 

ots, Dungy became the second. 

So given both coaches are 
setting a new precedent for mi- 
nority coaches in professional 
football, who do you root for 
next Sunday if you're not a fan 
of either team? Dungy seems 
the logical choice. Last year, 
right before the playoffs, his son 
was found dead after commit- 
ting suicide. Dungy continued 
to coach with a heavy heart, 
but lost in the second round of 
the playoffs to the eventual Su- 
per Bowl champion Pittsburgh 
Steelers. The true storybook 
ending would have been for 
Dungy and the Colts to win it 
all last season, but I'm sure he 
wouldn't mind taking home 
the Lombardi Trophy this year. 

While Smith's story isn't lit- 
tered with personal tragedy, he 
overcame a long journey to get 
to this point. He began his col- 
legiate coaching career at Tulsa 
in 1983, and did not move to the 
NFL level until 1996. He then 
served as a linebackers coach for 
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and, 

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Lovie Smith helped turned a struggling franchise into a Super 
Bowl contender. He and fellow African-American Tony Dungy will 
be making history when the face off next Sunday. 

you guessed it, Tony Dungy. 

Dungy and Smith remain 
close friends from their days to- 
gether with the Bucs, but don't 
let that fool you. Both coaches 
will leave their friendship in the 

back of their minds next Sunday 
when their teams take the field. 
Lovie Smith's defense versus 
Tony Dungy's offense. Without 
question, this Super Bowl will be 
fun to watch, both for the game 
and the history surrounding it. 

The birth of a child is an amazing time for most parents. As chil- 
ren grow they begin to see how the world views them. What you say 
to your children can make a big difference in the way they feel about 
themselves. It's called self-esteem and children who have it generally 
become more successful than children who don't. Hearing words like, 
're worthless" and "you're stupid" will not make children feel 
about themselves. These insults go beyond race, creed, and sexual 
entation. However, often they are a result of different race, creed, 
ual orientation and beliefs. But you can make your child feel really 
good by saying, "You're special", "Great Job" and "I Love You." Think 
about it. It only takes a couple of seconds to make your child's day a 
whole lot better. For more information, contact Haven at 570-724- 

3549 or 1-800-550-0447. 

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Mansfield University 

Thursday, January 25, 2007 

Womens Basketball remains undefeated in PSAC East play: 
Hafer scores 32 points in overtime victory over Cheyney 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
Winter break is a time for most 
college students to recharge af- 
ter a tough fall semester. Bas- 
ketball players are not most col- 
lege students. They stay behind 
and practice daily. They go on 
road trips and spend more time 
away from family. This was the 
case for the Mansfield women's 
basketball team over break. 

The Mountaineers played 
nine games over the break, the 
first six were on the road. They 
struggled to find a rhythm, go- 
ing on a six game losing streak, 
with all of the losses on the road 
against difficult opponents. The 
team was unable to score a lot 
of points over the course of 
the losing streak. The girls came 
back home looking to build their 
confidence and find a rhythm. 

The Mountaineers pulled 
off a complete turn around 
during the home stand. They 
beat Millersville, Edinboro, 
Slippery Rock and Kutztown, 
forcing overtime in the Slip- 
pery Rock game after trailing 
at halftime. Each game took 
a total team effort and deter- 
mination. The great team play 
and husde was highlighted by 
Jessica Uhrich recording her 
10th double-double of the sea- 

son and more importantly her 
1,000th career point, making 
her the 12th player in school 
history to reach the milestone. 

The Mountaineers hoped 
to continue their winning streak 
when they traveled to Cheyney 
on Saturday, Jan. 20. The game 
was close from the opening tip. 
Neither team was able to pull 
away from one another. Man- 
sfield pulled ahead for good 
after taking a 56-51 lead with 
ninety seconds left in regula- 
tion. But the Wolves forced 
three turnovers and held the 
lead 60-58. Courtney Brooks 
hit two free throws to tie the 
game at 60-60 with 23 seconds 
left on the clock. Cheney missed 
two three-point shots, send- 
ing the game into overtime. 

The Wolves scored the 
first six points of the overtime 
period, going up 66-60 with 
2:55 to play. Mallory Hafer was 
able to answer for the Moun- 
taineers with a three pointer, 
her first of 11 total overtime 
points. Cheyney extended their 
lead to four points at the two 
minute mark when Hafer hit 
another three pointer, cutting 
the Wolve's lead to one point, 
69-68. The Mountaineers took 
the lead, 71-69 with 1:27 re- 
maining in OT when Jeanne tte 

Meacham sank two free throws. 
Angel Stevens tied the game for 
the Wolves and forced a second 
overtime period making a lay-up 
with twenty- seven seconds left. 

The second overtime period 
was back and forth, with neither 
team ahead by more then a bas- 
ket. Then Hafer came thru again, 
burying a three-pointer with 36 
seconds left on the clock. The 
three-pointer gave her a game 
and career high 32 points. It was 
also a single game school record 
8th three-pointer. Brooks sank 
3-of-4 free throws in the last 30 
seconds to lock up the game. 
But it was Hafer who was the 
hero of the day. She was 11-15 
from the floor and an incred- 
ible 8-10 from behind the arc. 

"Mallory was just outstand- 
ing. She really stepped up this 
year, but never so much as today," 
Coach Ruth Hermansen said. 

Uhrich also had another 
outstanding performance to add 
to her bid for PSAC Player of the 
Year. She recorded her 1 1 th dou- 
ble-double of the season, scor- 
ing 16 points and pulling down 
11 boards. Brooks also scored 
in double digits, racking up ten 
points while handing out five as- 
sists and hustling for five steals. 

The win extended the 
Mountaineer's win streak to five 

Sophomore guard Clarissa Correl has been a pleasant surprise 
this season for the Mountaineers. Her 12 points against Kutz- 
town helped Mansfield get off to a 2-0 start in PSAC East play. 

and put their season record at 
10-7. More importandy, Mans- 
field is now in first place in the 
PSAC East, at 3-0. The win was 
the 75th for Coach Hermansen. 
It also made this the fifth time in 
her eight seasons with Mansfield 
that the Mountaineers have won 
ten or more games. Mansfield 
had won ten or more games in 
a season only three times be- 
fore Coach Hermansen took 
over the program in 1999-2000. 
Mansfield will look to con- 

tinue their winning streak on Sat- 
urday, Jan. 27 when they travel to 
West Chester (6-10 (1-1)). After 
traveling to take on the Golden 
Rams the girls will play a rare 
Monday game when they take on 
conference favorite and defend- 
ing champion East Stroudsburg. 

They will then play their 
third game in five days when they 
take on the Bloomsburg Huskies. 

Tip-off for Saturday's game 
is set for 1 p.m. and can be heard 

on WNTE 89.5 the Giant. 


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Coming up in Mountie 

Jan. 21 




Men's Basketball 
7 p.m. vs. Pitt- 



Indoor Track @ 
Field @ Findley 
Jan 26-27 


Women s Basket- 
ball 1 p.m. @ West 

Men's Basketball 
3 p.m. @ West 



Women's Basket- 
ball 5:30 p.m. @ 
East Stoudsburg 

Men's Basketball 
7:30 p.m. @ East 



Women's Basket- 
ball 5:30 p.m. vs. 
Men's Basketball 
7:30 p.m. vs. 



Indoor Track @ 
Field @ New 
Balance Invita- 
Feb. 2-3 

3 Swimming @ 
East Stroudsburg 

Women's Bas- 
ketball 1 p.m. @ 
Men's Basketball 
3 p.m. @ Millers- 

Thursday, January 25, 2007 Mansfield University Flashlight- 15 

Mountaineers enjoy dominating performance against Wells College: 
Seniors Abbe Tipton and Daniella Borelli swim final home meet 


Flashlight Co-News Editor 
Mansfield University's wom- 
en's swimming team captured 
their first victory of the new 
semester this past weekend, 
swimming past Wells Col- 
lege in their final home meet 
of the season at Decker 
Pool on Saturday, Dec. 20. 

Saturday marked the final 
home swimming meets for se- 
niors Daniella Borrelli and Abbe 
Tipton. Borrelli, who has been 
attending classes at the Sayre 
campus, saw limited action this 
season for the Mountaineers 
but made the trip to swim in the 
final meet of her career. Tip- 
ton, a PS AC qualifier and na- 
tive of Elmira, also made the 
final home start of her illustri- 
ous four-year stay at Mansfield. 

Mansfield was scheduled to 
compete against Wells College 
and a lone swimmer from the 
University of Pittsburgh's Brad- 
ford satellite campus. However, 
that swimmer was unavailable 
for the meet and Mansfield's 
tri-meet was reduced to a dual 
meet. Pitt-Bradford brought its 
men's team to compete against 
the men from Wells College. 

The Mountaineers came 

out swinging by defeating Wells 
College in the opening event, 
the 400 medley relay, with a 
team consisting of Tipton, 
freshman Amanda Oechler, 
junior Maureen Maikner and 
freshman Tamar Maloney. 

Mansfield's women would 
continue to take first in every 
event for the rest of the meet, 
eventually defeating Wells 
College by a score of 61-45. 

Sophomores Mary Tuck- 
er and Tricia Learn, usually a 
dynamic tandem in the 1000 
freestyle event, took a break 
for the week from the meet's 
longest distance event to allow 
Maikner to swim the event. She 
won the event with a time of 
12:31.93. She would also go on 
to win the 200 breaststroke with 
a time of 2:43.96. Learn and 
Tucker would team up again for 
a 1 -2 finish in the 200 freestyle. 

Mansfield's trio of fresh- 
men proved to be vital once 
again this week. Sarah Koontz 
won the 50 freestyle with a 
time of 27.93, and finished sec- 
ond in the 100 freestyle to fel- 
freshman Tamar Maloney, 
won with a time of 58.20. 
The biggest victory on the 
day was that of Oechler, who 

won the 400 individual medley 
with a time of 5:00.46. The time 
qualified her to participate in the 
upcoming PSAC championships 
held in Mechanicsburg in March. 

Head coach Danita 
Fox praised Oechler's per- 
formance and also had kind 
words for the rest of the 
team during the same event. 

"It was an awesome race 
because her teammates were 
helping her swim faster than 
she had ever done before to 
make the time," Fox said. 

Saturday's meet was 
plagued by technical issues. 
The fire alarm in Decker was 
activated during senior recog- 
nition, causing a ten-minute 
delay. There were also a few 
issues involving the timing sys- 
tem that the technical crew was 
constantly trying to remedy. 

"The swimmers' per- 
formances this past weekend 
against Wells College and U 
Pitt Bradford amongst the 
many technical glitches and 
fire alarm confirms to me that 
student athletes have a strong 
spirit inside of them to 'hang in 
there'", Fox said. "If the con- 
ditions aren't ideal, that's okay. 
They compete anyway simply 


Freshman Amanda Oechler took home numerous victories 
for the Mountaineers. Oechler is one of three freshman on the 
squad that give Mansfield hope for the future of the program. 

we are not going to forget the 
opportunity to qualify more 

because they can and desire to." 

Fox looks forward to the 
East Stroudsburg Invitational 
two weeks from now as an- 
other opportunity to qualify 
more swimmers for PSACs. 

"The conference champi- 
onships are approaching and 
although we have now quali- 
fied three Individual swim- 
mers for the meet, matching 
the number from last year, 

swimmers at the ESU invi- 
tational," said Fox. "Tricia 
Learn is less than a second off 
the standard in the 200 free." 

The East Strouds- 
burg Invitational on Feb. 3 
will mark the end of regu- 
lar season competition for 
the Mansfield Mountaineers. 

Mountaineer seniors collect several postseason honors: Jamar 
Foulks and Andre Turner earn national and regional recognition 

Seniors Jamar Foulks (Pitts- 
burgh /Westinghouse) and 
Andre' Turner (Pittsburgh/ 
Peabody) continue to garner 
post season honors follow- 
ing their outstanding play dur- 
ing the 2006 football season. 
Jamar Foulks continues to 

his list of post-season 


Senior Andre Turner wreaked 
havoc on opposing offenses 
all season long. 

accomplishments. Foulks has 
been named by 
as a second-team All- American. 
The senior who graduated in 
December has also been named 
a pro-hopeful by D2football. 
com and was named to the First- 
Team All Northeast Region 
squad by back in December. 

After being moved to left 
tackle during his junior season, 
Foulks was moved back to his 
orignial position of center for 
the 2006 campaign. Center is 
the position where the senior 
earned AU-American honors 
his sophomore season in 2004. 

Foulks can also add an- 
other All-Region honor 
now as he has been named 
by the Don Hansen's Foot- 
ball Gazette to the second- 
team Northeast Region 
squad and is now eligible 
for the Football Gazette's 
AU-American voting. 

The 6-3, 340 senior was 
a First Team All-PSAC 
East selection in 2003 
and 2004 and Second 
Team selection in 2005. 

Foulks was selected to play 
in the East Coast Bowl, where 
he met and worked out with 
scouts from all major profes- 
sional branches of football. 
He has hired an agent and is 
actively working on pursuing a 
professional career in football. 
He is listed as a pro prospect 

Andre' Turner, who was 
named to the All-PSAC East 
second team honors for the 
fourth consecutive year, can 
now add a third team All-Re- 
gion honor from Don Hansen's 
Football Gazette. 102 players 
representing 28 universities 
in the Northeast Region were 
honored in three squads by the 
Football Gazette this season. 

The senior earns second 
team All-Northeast Region 
honors after a stellar season in 
which he recorded 83 total tack- 
les, sixth best in the PSAC anc 
a team-high 10.5 tackles for : 
loss. Turner's high point of th( 
season occurred in the home 
coming game against Lock Ha 
ven when he recorded 10 tack 
les, forced a fumble, broke up a 
pass and returned an intercep- 
tion 85 yards for a touchdown 

Turner finished his col- 
legiate career with 351 tackles 
including 182 solo ranking him 
fourth in Mountaineer history 
His 27.5 tackles for a loss rank 
him fifth in the entire PSAC.j 

These two were a few of 
the remaining players from the 
8-3 campaign. Both Turner 
and Foulks were freshman on 
the 2003 squad that completed 
Mansfield's best season in nearly 

40 years. More important- 
ly, they were part of the fi- 
nal football team in Man- 
sfield University history. 


Senior center Jamar Fou'ks 
was the anchor for the Moun- 
taineer offensive line for the 
past four seasons, and has 
been rewarded for his efforts. 


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Mansfield university ❖ Volume 89, IssueT ❖ Thursday, January 25, 2007 

Mountaineers starting to heat up with PSAC East play getting underway: 
John Hampton scores game hiqh 23 points in unset victorv over Chevnpv 

Flashlight Sports Writer 
After struggling over the winter 
break, the Mansfield Univer- 
sity Men's Basketball team has 
won four consecutive games 
leaving the team at 6-10 over- 
all and 2-1 in PSAC East play. 

The Mountaineers played 
six consecutive road games over 
winter break losing all of them. 
They returned to Decker gym- 
nasium on Jan. 10 to take on 
nationally ranked Millersville. 
Thr shorthanded Mountaineers 
hung tough against Millersville, 
but faded fast as they were un- 
able to slow down Greg Testa, 
who scored 30 points, 
in the Marauders' 
85-70 victory over 
the Mountaineers. 
John Hampton had 
18 points and 11 re- 
bounds for Mansfield. 

The Mountain- 
eers, in the midst of 
i seven game losing 
rreak, hosted the Ed- 
mboro Fighting Scots, 
the PSAC tournament 
champion the last two 
easons. Mansfield 
#as able to control 
rhe first half against 
Edinboro, taking a 
nine point advantage 
into the half. Edin- 
boro started the sec- 
ond half looking like 
the team that has won 
consecutive PSAC 
championships. They 
cut the Mansfield 
lead to one point. 
The Mountaineers 
would stay strong and 
go on a run of their 
own and coast to an 
80-66 victory over Edinboro. 

John Hampton was 
the leading scorer with 20 
points and Terrance Williams 
chipped in 16 points and 11 

rebounds for the Mountain- 
eers. Mansfield forced 22 Ed- 
inboro turnovers and 18 steals. 

After the huge win on 
Saturday against Edinboro, 
the Mountaineers hosted Slip- 
pery Rock on Sunday. Mans- 
field and Slippery Rock were 
tied at 35 after the first half. 

Just when it appeared Slip- 
pery Rock was beginning to 
pull away with key Mansfield 
players on the bench in foul 
trouble, Chris Greene put the 
Mountaineers on his back and 
rallied to tie the game up and 
send it into overtime. Chris 
Pender was able to put back a 

rebound for the tying basket. 
Kevin Hill hit a three-pointer 
in overtime to put the Moun- 
taineers up four. Clutch free 
throws down the stretch by the 

Mountaineer? were the reason 
they were able to hold on down 
the stretch in the 96-92 victory. 
Chris Greene lead all scorers 
with a career high 28 points. 

After sweeping the two 
crossover games, Mansfield 
had a chance to pick up their 
first PSAC East win against 
Kutztown. Mansfield and Kutz- 
town played to a 40-40 tie after 
one half. Mansfield forced their 
style of play on Kutztown in 
the second half and went 7-8 
from the line down the stretch 
to pull out the 85-74 victory. 

Mansfield shot a shade un- 
der 50 percent while holding 
Kutztown to 40 percent, in- 
cluding just 31 percent in the 
second half. Five Mountaineer 
players scored in double fig- 
ures, Lawley with 21, Williams 
and Hill each with 1 5, Hamp- 
ton with 12, and Greene with 
11 to go with his seven assists 
and no turnovers. Chns Pend- 
er also scored nine for the 
Mountaineers. Kutztown was 
lead by Stephen Dennis and 
Dave Ben who both had 25. 

Last Saturday, Mansfield 
traveled to Cheyney to take 
on the Wolves. Mansfield on 
the season had no wins on the 
road, and were embarrassed 
by the Wolves last season 
when they played in Cheyney. 
That would not be the case 
this year. Terrance Williams 
had a strong first half for 
the Mountaineers including a 
powerful one handed dunk on 
a fast break. Mansfield would 
lead 36-32 at the half. 

The second half was back 
and forth until Mansfield took 
a nine point lead late into the 
second half. Cheyney would 
cut the lead back down to one 
after an alley-oop from Smith to 
Simpson, but Mansfield did not 
succumb to the pressure of the 
crowd. Hampton calmly broke 


Sophomore point guard Chris Greene enjoyed a career day 
against Slippery Rock. He followed that up with a solid week 
against Kutztown and Cheyney, averaging eight points, seven as- 
sists, and just one turnover per game over that stretch, 
the press and found Williams for Mansfield will take on Pitt- 

an easy lay-up. Johnstown at Decker Gymna- 

Mansfield would not trail 
the rest of the game and was able 
to make clutch foul shots to hold 

sium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 
Jan. 24 before traveling to West 
Chester to take on the Golden 

off the Wolves in a 81 -71 victory. Rams on Saturday, Jan. 27. The 

John Hampton was 10 
10 from the line on the way 
to 23 points. Hampton was 
named PSAC East player 
of the week for his efforts. 

Terrance Williams also 
played well for the Mountain- 
eers, scoring 17 points while 
adding five rebounds, four as- 
sists and five steals. Cheyney 

Mountaineers split two deci- 
sions with the Mountain Cats 
last season, including a 70-67 
victory at Decker Gymnasium. 
Mansfield will once again have 
to contend with Chris Gilliam, 
who is among the nation's lead- 
ers in shooting percentage for 
the second straight season. 
Gilliam is currently shooting 

was lead by Michael Fnar who 61.5 percent from the floor, 
had 20 points and 1 1 rebounds. 

Mansfield university 

Volume 89, Issue 2 


Commons under 
new ownership 

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Find the perfect job 

PAGES 8-9 

Mens basketball on 
cold streak 

Today's Weather 


High- 33°F 
Overnight Low- 22°F 

Information taken from 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Mansfield University's bookstore could 
move off campus: plans under negotia 


Flashlight Writer 
The campus bookstore may 
be moving from its pres- 
ent location on campus to 
downtown Mansfield. 

No definite plans are 
made yet, but it is some- 
thing that the adminis- 
tration has been thinking 

The main objectives 
for this move will be to en- 
hance downtown Mansfield 
and expand the market. 

Michael Reid, Vice 
President of Finance and 
Administration, believes 
that these goals can be 
achieved with the moving 
of the bookstore. "There 
will be a lot of benefits if 
this move is to happen," 
Real said. "It can provide 
an extra destination for stu- 
dents and the community 


The campus bookstore was housed in Manser Dining Hall before 
being moved to the Alumni Hall Student Center about 10 years 
ago. If the bookstore is moved to downtown Mansfield it will be 
the first time in school history it will be located off campus. 

Mansfield University Jazz to 
Michael Davis, Jeff Galindo, 

to go to in town." 

The bookstore 
could be expanded 
to carry more goods, 
such as apparel and 
trade books, depend- 
ing on the location 
the administration can 

It is not deter- 
mined yet whether the 
entire bookstore will 
be moved or just the 
upstairs book section 
or downstairs supply 
section. "There are 
a myriad of options. 
It depends on what 
space we can find," 
Reid said. 

A major reason 
for the possibility of 
a move is to make 
the store more acces- 
sible for non-students. 
There have been com- 

plaints by alumni and the 
community that they wish 
to visit the store, but there 
is no parking available for 

Donna Casselberry, 
the bookstore manager, 
wants to be sure that the 
decision is made with the 
students, because they are 
the main concern in this 
possible move. 

"I want to make sure 
the students are thought 
of before any decision is 
made. We don't know how 
the students will react," 
Casselberry said. 


pg. 3 


Flashlight Writer 
The Mansfield University 
Jazz Ensemble will perform 
with guest artists Michael 
Davis and Jeff Galindo and 
the X-Ray Big Band. 

The first half of the 
concert will feature local 
favorite, the X- Ray Big 
Band. The X- Ray Big 
Band consists of commu- 
nity members, Mansfield 
University faculty, and high 
school students. 

Dr. Michael Galloway, 
director of the Mansfield 
University Jazz Ensemble 
explained why X-Ray is 
such a favorite. "Their en- 
ergy and enthusiasm always 
connects them to their au- 
dience and their perfor- 
mances are always well re- 

ceived." Galloway said. 

The second half of 
the concert will feature two 
trombone soloists. Michael 
Davis is a well known soloist 
and composer. Davis has per- 
formed with several famous 
musicians including Harry 
Connick Jr., Beck, Aerosmith 
and Jon Bonjovi. 

Jeff Galindo is an as- 
sistant professor at Berklee 
College of Music He teach- 
es trombone and jazz impro- 
visation. Galindo has worked 
with people like Ray Charles 
and Aretha Franklin. 

Dusrin Giffin is a se- 
nior music education major 
on trombone. He is also a 
member of the Mansfield 
University Jazz Ensemble as 
well as the International As- 
sociation of Jazz Educators. 

swing with 
X-Ray Big Band 

"It's always exciting to 
have professional musicians 
come to Mansfield because 
you get to meet these world 
class musicians," Giffin 
said. "Then you find out 
that they are just regular, 
down to earth people." 

As a trombonist him- 
self, Giffin is anticipating a 
great concert. "It's the first 
time since I have been here 
that we have gotten two 
trombonists. Davis and 
Galindo are both extraor- 
dinary musicians, so it's 
going to be good." 

Davis and Galindo are 
also giving a free clinic on 
Sat., Feb. 10 in Butler Mu- 
sic Center, room 163. This 
clinic is open to anyone 
interested to learn more 
about jazz. 

"I have played and 
performed a lot of Da- 
vis's music," Giffin said. 
"I'm going to the clinic 
because it will give me a 
chance to talk to Davis 
about jazz arranging and 
especially arranging for 
the trombone." 

The concert will be 
held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 
10 in Steadman Theatre. 
Tickets are $10, and $5 
for students and senior 
citizens. Mansfield Uni- 
versity students are free 
with ID. All proceeds 
benefit the Mansfield 
University chapter of the 
International Associa- 
tion of Jazz Educators to 
support the jazz program 
at Mansfield University. 


Top: Michael Davis 
Bottom: Jeff Galindo 





Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 




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fl^PP showers 

High: 16 Low:4 


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High:15 Low: 2 


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High: 23 Low:16 

Information taken from 

Police Beat 

Dec. 14, 2006 - Disorderly Conduct - Tanea Robinson, 21 
withdrew $100.00 from a PSECU atm account belonging to 
another subject. The money was returned to the owner, and 
Robinson was cited for disorderly conduct. 

nternship in 


for Fall 2007 

with state agency or legislators 
receive stipend roughly equivalent 
to a semester's tuition, room and board 
- Gain valuable experience and con- 
tacts. Must be a junior or senior with a 
GPA of 3.0 or better. 

For more information contact 
Dr. Lee Wright at ext. 4787 

3-D Golf and 

Midnight Volleyball 
Late Night: 
Come play a round of mini- 
style golf and then team up 
to play a game of 
midnight volleyball! 

*Music and Munchies 
*Great Door prizes 
Thursday, Feb. 8 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. 



Campus Bulletin Board 

Tioga Little League 
Board Meeting 

Open meeting to include anyone from 
Mansfield, Blossburg or Liberty inter- 
ested in the STLL. All board members 
managers, coaches, parents and umpires 
are invited. No children allowed. 
Sunday, Feb. 1 1 at 6 p.m at the Mansfield 
University Decker Gym-2nd Floor class- 

♦Mansfield University 
Baseball Clinics 

On the campus of 
Mansfield University 

Hitting - February 4, 1 1 , 1 8, March 4 

Pitcher/Catcher- February 1 1 
Preseason Skills Players and Coaches- 
February 18 
For more information call 

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or visit: 




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Fire reports at South Hall site 
are stated as false; other plans 
for renovations are in the works 



Flashlight Writer 
A fire was seen at South Hall re- 
sulting in Campus Police and fire 
trucks to be called to the construc- 
tion site. 

Gregory Black is the project 
manager from Brooks Mainte- 
nance who is handling South Hall's 
construction. "There was no fire. 
Somebody must have seen the 'sala- 
mander heater' which keeps the 
work area warm," Black said. 

A 'salamander heater' is a long 
torpedo looking heating system that 
sends burst of fire to heat the con- 
struction area. 

"The university is very thank- 
ful that we have students that are 
concerned," Black said. 

Because there was no fire at 
South Hall, construction is still on 
track. "Everything is going pretty 
smooth. Things are moving along," 
Black said. 

Black is looking at the comple- 
tion date for South Hall to be Aug. 
31. The construction crew has 30 
days after the completed date to 
correct any minor problems. In 
September the university will take 
over South Hall. In the spring of 
2008, South Hall is expected to be 
in use. 

According to Black, the new 
South Hall is going to be a "one- 
stop shop." Some offices found 
in the Alumni Student Center and 


While fire trucks did appear at the construction site of the new South 
Hall last week, reports of a fire on the location were incorrect, and 
construction on the new building is continuing. 

the Doane Center will be moved 
into South Hall. Offices that will 
be moved are admissions, financial 
aid, the registrar's office, Psychol- 
ogy Department offices, tutoring, 
the Trio offices, the Act 101 offices, 
as well as others will also be moved 
into South Hall. 

Some new features of South 
Hall will be three floors, a large en- 
trance and a covered walkway con- 
necting South Hall to the Alumni 
Student Center. 

Other buildings will be under 
construction in the near future. A 
new Allen Hall will be built and 
there will be a new phase of Grant 

Science Center. 

Black revealed that at the be- 
ginning of the summer contractors 
will make their bid on Allen Hall. 
By fall construction will begin on 
the new building. 

Dr. Lee Wright is the communi- 
cations department chair. "The new 
Allen Hall will have an improved 
studio. The audio lab will be now lo- 
cated in Allen instead of Buder. The 
new Allen Hall will have a graphic 
design lab as well," Wright said. 

A meeting was recently held to 
discuss what will be involved with 
the new phase of the Grant Science 
Center. At this meeting funding will 

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Commons taken over by 
bank; will to remain open 
amidst financial woes 


Flashlight Writer 
The Corey Creek Apartments, 
known to most Mansfield Univer- 
sity students as the University Com- 
mons, have been suffering financial- 
ly as of late, and have been turned 
over to the control of the Susque- 
hanna Bank of Pennsylvania. How- 
ever, this situation is not slated to 
effect the living status of any of the 
buildings' residents. 

The University Commons, 
which are located at 150 North 
Main Street, across the street from 
the Greco's shopping center, house 
many of the students, mainly up- 
perclassmen, that attend Mansfield 
University. The Commons have 
been handed over to the Susque- 
hanna Bank of Pennsylvania, a 
company based in Iititz, Lancaster 
County. Current residents of The 
Commons were informed of the 
change in ownership through vari- 
ous forms of written correspon- 
dence that was left for them. 

John W Berkes, the Assistant 
Vice President of Susquehanna 
Bank and one 01 the parties listed 
on the received correspondence, 
assured that no residents of The 
Commons would lose their leases 
or be evicted. 

"Students will not lose apart- 
ments, we are looking for a way to 

make the apartments better for the 
students." Berkes said. 

Students who were concerned 
about losing their places to live, such 
as Troy Cobaugh, are glad to be re- 
maining there after some worry. 

"I'm comfortable living there," 
said Cobaugh. "They come with 
everything you need and I have lots 
of room." 

Susquehanna Bank took the 
apartments under a distinct course 
of process and hopes to make the 
Commons a nicer place to live for 
the students. Berkes stressed the 
fact that students who do not breach 
their leases can remain at The Com- 
mons as long as they wish. 

"The students signed the leases 
and they are [a] binding contract 
and the students will continue to 
live there as long as the rent is paid." 
said Berkes. 

One glaring problem is that the 
complex is not full with students. 
"Two things that could be improved 
is the parking lot, which isn't very 
big, and the rec room could use 
some better equipment," added Co- 
baugh. The Susquehanna Bank of 
Pennsylvania is looking to make the 
University Commons a place where 
Mansfield students want to live. 

Andrew Ostroski and Mike Lengel 
contributed to this story. 


The Mansfield University Commons at 150 North Main Street will 
remain open to all residents while the financial woes surrounding the 
complex are worked out by Susquehanna Bank. 


The bookstore is student governed, and all of the pro fits made go back 
to the students. "I have done my research, but the decision to move 
is not up to me. The students need to be involved," Casselberry said. 

Jessica Ibanez, a Mansfield student living on campus, feels 
that a possible move would not be a good idea. "I rarely go 
off campus, so it would be inconvenient for me," Ibanez said. 

Ibanez also feels that it could be difficult for some 
students to go to a bookstore located in town. "If you 
have a busy schedule with classes and work, plus no 
car; it could be hard to find times to go," Ibanez said. 

Scott Peterson, another student on campus, feels the 
same way as Ibanez. "Do you know how hard it would be to 
get books in town? The whole point of a campus bookstore 
is to get supplies and books quickly and easily," Peterson said. 


Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 1 , 2007 

Mansfield University celebrates 
Black History Month with 
series of events on campus 

In celebration of Black History 
Month, Mansfield University will 
hold a series of special events. The 
theme for the programs is "We've 
Come a Long Way to be Here: Striv- 
ing for Peace." 

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Azizur 
Molla, assistant professor of Social 
Work, Anthropology and Sociology, 
will present "Construction of Cul- 
ture For Social Justice: Lessons from 
Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma 
Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela" at 7 
p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 307. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Molla, 
Andy Gaskievicz, associate profes- 
sor of History and Political Science, 
George Agbango, professor of Po- 
litical Science at Bloomsburg Uni- 
versity, and Mansfield University stu- 
dent Sahr Thomas will be part of a 
panel discussion entitled "Focus on 
Africa: Current Affairs" at 7 p.m. in 
Alumni Hall, Room 307. 

"The Future of Aerospace: A 
tribute to Ronald McNair" wiH be the 
topic of a presentation by James E. 
Hubbard Jr., Langley Distinguished 

Professor at the National Institute 
of Aerospace at the University of 
Maryland, on Friday, Feb. 1 6, 7 p.m. 
in Alumni Hall, Room 317. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m. in 
Alumni Hall, Room 307, C. Rich- 
ard Gillespie, retired professor of 
Theatre at Towson University, will 
present his novel Papa Toussaint, a 
historical novel of the last five years 
of the life of Toussaint Louverture, 
the liberator Of Haiti. 

The Mansfield University cel- 
ebration will carry over to Monday, 
March 19, when Carolyn Evans will 
perform the one woman plays "So- 
journer Truth: "Ain't I A Woman?" 
and "Emmet. Tills' Mother: A 
Mother's Cry for American Justice" 
at 7 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. 

All events are open to the pub- 
lic They are sponsored by the Office 
of Multicultural Affairs, the Presi- 
dent's Commission on the Status of 
Women, the President's Advisory 
Board for Diversity and the Mans- 
field International Students' Organi- 
zation (MISO). 


ian-30 employing organizations participated 

This is terrific way for employers t< 
and recruit our students in a 'one-stop 

n, and for our students to meet potentia 
employers to discover their options," Julia 
Overton-Healy, director of the MU Career 
Center, said 1 expect the 2007 Job Fair 
very well attended and I would happily wel- 
come more employers from the local and re- 
gional area to participate. Our students need 
to see the tremendous opportunities available 

right here." 
Employers are charged a $50 participation 
fee; Any employer interested in taking part 
should contact the Mansfield University Ca- 

reer Center at 


Campus recycling program 
receives awareness overhaul 


Speaal to the Flashlight 
Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority 
(NTSWA) began making improve- 
ments to the on campus recycling 
program starting at the beginning 
of the Spring 2007 semester. 

According to Erin Route, Re- 
cycling Coordinator for NTSWA, 
President Loeschke contacted the 
organization about bettering the 
recycling program on campus. 
Their main focus is the dorms. 

In 2005 the Mansfield campus 
recycled 29,892 pounds of mate- 
rials. In 2006 the campus only re- 
cycled 28,765 pounds of material. 
These numbers explain why recy- 
cling improvements and the push 
for students to participate in recy- 
cling has begun. "We are putting 
up signs and bulletins all around 
campus in hopes that the students 
catch on," Route said. "It will be an 
awareness overhaul." 

Currendy, only plastic and alu- 
minum are collected on the dorm 
floors and newspapers are collected 
in all dorm lobbies. NTSWA is plac- 
ing additional recycling bins on every 
dorm floor. They ask that students 
separate the recyclables and put 


•Plastics take up to 400 years to break down in a 

•One ton of recycled paper can save: 
1 7 trees 

380 gallons of oil 

7,000 gallons of water 

3 cubic yards of landfill space 

•Recycling steel saves 60-70% of the energy re- 
quired for making cans from raw materials. 

NTSWA want Mansfield students to "make recy- 
cling a habif because the world we .an save is 

our own. Become Aware. Get Involved. See 
Results. RECYCLE. 

A — 

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nothing but the recyclables in the 
bins. This especially means trash. 
Signs will be up near the bins listing 
what can and cannot be recycled. 

NTSWA wants students to 
know that the custodians empty the 
recycle bins not because they have 
to, but because they want to help 
out. Students should show them re- 

spect by sorting the recyc 
keeping the bins litter free. 

If students do well and in- 
crease their habit of recycling the 
plastic, aluminum and newspa- 
per NTSWA will begin to collect 
other things to recycle like glass, 
computer paper, computers and 
all their hardware. They even hope 

Community singers invited to join 
Mansfield University Festival Chorus 
for spring performance 

Area singers are invited 
to join the Mansfield 
University Festival Cho- 
rus, which will perform 
Elijah by Felix Mendels- 
sohn on Saturday, April 
14, at 7:30 p.m. in Stead- 
man Theatre and Sun- 
day, April 15, at 3 p.m. 
in the Corning Museum 
of Glass Auditorium. 

The Festival Cho- 
rus, directed by Peggy 
Dettwiler, meets on 
Tuesday evenings from 
7-9 p.m. in Steadman 
Theatre on the MU 
campus beginning Tues- 
day, January 16. A full 
orchestra of faculty, stu- 
dent, and professional 
players will accompany 
the chorus and profes- 
sional soloists, soprano 
Pamela Kurau from 
Rochester, NY, contralto 
Deborah Leyshon from 
Easton, PA, tenor 
Gerald Grahame, 
from Binghamton, 


g*!!.!*"»[ Dr ;. ftP 0e ^' te ' wi « * conducting 
NY and bariVone Neil n A D,T 5 Mend °'™ SHf 

Wilson, from Medford, 

The first performance 
of Mendelssohn's Elijah 
took place April 16, 1847. 
Mansfield's will occur 160 
years later, almost to the 
day, a fitting time-line for 
Mansfield's Sesquicenten- 
nial celebration. 

Next to Handel's Mes- 
siah, Mendelssohn's Elijah 
is the most popular ora- 
torio work in this country 
and certainly the most dis- 
tinguished choral setting 
of the Old Testament. 
Scores will be available for 
sale in the Campus Book- 
store and at the first re- 
hearsal. Optional sectional 
rehearsals will take place 
on Wednesdays from 5 to 
6 p.m. 

Call (570)662-4721 or 
e-mail pdettwil@mansfield. 
edu for more information. 

for upcoming music per- 
formances and ticket in- 
. formation..... 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Mansfield University' 

Thursday, Fe 

Friday, Feb. 2 

vent: Noon-1 p.m.- Wear Red Day Brown 
[(bring your own lunch) Day in Room 307 
umni Hall Student Center. Beverages and 
ookies will be served. 

Saturday, Feb. 3 
[usic 3 p.m. Sarah Sharer and Jessie 
itrefler, Junior Oboe/Bassoon Recital 

Sunday, Feb. 4 

Monday, Feb. 5 

Tuesday, Feb. 6 

Wednesday, Feb. 7 

Thursday, Feb. 8 

Friday, Feb. 9 

[usic: 7 p.m. Conducting Symposium 
►teadman Theatre 

Saturday, Feb. 10 
[usic: 8 p.m. Jafcz Ensem 
dth the X-Ray Band, Stea 


[usic: Conducting symposium, all day. 
>teadrnan Th< 


What in the World 
News in a Flash 

Flashlight- 5 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


MOGADISHU, Somalia- Soma" extremists have posted 
warnings to peacekeepers to stay out of the country. A 
videotaped warning was released to the media stating 
that any peacekeepers that entered the war-torn nation 
would be killed. African leaders are meeting in neighbor- 
ing Ethiopia to discuss the deployment of up to 8,000 
peacekeepers to Somalia. Islamic forces have threatened 
to overthrow Somalia's interim government, but the Ethi- 
opian government has intervened. The Islamic groups 
that reside in Somalia are suspected of harboring terror- 
ists that attacked U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 
998. Somali President Abduhalli Yusuf is holding talks 
to make an attempt at ending the sixteen years of violence 
that have plagued Somalia. The alks come while there is 
till great opposition within Yu^uf's administration, and 
no peacekeeping efforts will begin until the talks are held. 

LONDON, England- researchers and archaeologists have 
uncovered the remains of what appears to be a villa^ in the 
area surrounding Stonehenge in northern England. Eight 
homes have been excavated at the site some two miles from 
Stonehenge, but it is believed there may be as many as 25 in 
that location. A wooden replica of the stone circle was also 
discovered at the site. It is believed that some of the 250 
cremations discovered at the Stonehenge site may have origi- 
nated from the town. Stonehenge was theoretically used as a 
calendar for charting the path of the sun for farmers plant- 
ing crops. It is also believed to be a worship site, possibly for 
druids. The National Geographic Society in part funded the 
excavation, and was assisted by other private organizations 

PANABAJ, Guatemala- Over 100 bodies of Panabaj resi- 
dents who were killed over a year ago in a mud slide are 
starting to be recovered from the ruins. The mud slide 
was triggered by heavy rain and winds when Hurricane 
Stan ravaged the Central American nation in October of 
2005. Guatemalan President Oscar Berger had initially 
said that the bodies would never be recovered. Protest 
from the families of the dead sparked the new recovery 
project, which involved a team of skilled anthropologists 
and archaeologists. Many of the bodies recovered are 
in near perfect condition, preserved by the mud. More 
bodies are slated to be recovered by the end of March. 


WILLI AMSPORT, Pennsylvania- The below -average 
amount of snowfall for this part of the state at this time 
has environmentalists worried about the levels of the water 
table. Snowfall in this part of the state has reached just over 
one inch, and the low levels could also effect the area's dense 
forests. While the region has been used to heavy, wet snow 
falling over a long period of time during the winter, so far 
this year the storms that have rolled through are fast-moving 
clippers that have dropped lighter snow that has barely blan- 
keted the area. While reservoir levels are normal at this point, 
that fact could also change for better or worse by spring. 

Feb. 11 


[usic 12 p.m. Alyssa Eddings and Heather 
>mgley, Junior Trumpet/Flute Recital 

[usic 5:30 p.m. Therapy Improvisation work- 
shop - guest Sera Smolen 


Stonehenge, the ancient calendar used by early Europe- 
ans to tell the seasons, was also used as an early place of 
worship and cemetery. 

GAZA CITY- Hamas and Fatah, two Palestinian factions, 
agreed to an unsetding peace after escalated fighting be- 
tween the two groups for four days in Gaza City and the 
West Bank. During the four day period of violence, at least 
29 people were killed by gunfire and explosions from the ri- 
val factions. Each group has also kidnapped 50 members of 
their opposition's followers. Leaders of both factions have 
agreed to release their prisoners and meet face-to-face to ne- 
gotiate a more easy peace. Since elections last year, Hamas 
has been in control of the Palestinian government, while a 
Fatah holds the office of Palestinian Authority presidency. 


Local environmentalists are concerned that the lack of 
snowfall in northern Pennsylvania will effect the water 
levels in local reservoirs and the growth of area forests. 

ELMIRA, New York- Residents in the Elmira School Dis- 
trict are up in arms over the intent to mandate school uni- 
forms throughout the district. The school board looks to 
make students iii grades K-12 wear the khaki pants and polo 
shirts that would cost an estimated fifteen dollars per uni- 
form. Wal-Mart, Target, and the Salvation Army have been 
in discussions with the school district on how to acquire the 
cheapest uniforms. 64 per .cent of the parents in the district 
agree with the idea of school uniforms being implemented. 
The idea behind the uniform is for students to worry less 
about what they are wearing and focus more on their studies. 
Parents in the district are more concerned about the cost 
of uniforms in the community. A petition has been started 
for parents to voice their distaste with the uniform plan. 

Information taken from, 

6 Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Beating the winter blues: Getting outside and getting 
over the lack of sunlight at this time of year 


Flashlight Features Co-editor 
Now that the weather is becom- 
ing more winter-like, it shouldn't 
be surprising to start feeling a little 
"blah." Shorter days mean less sun- 
light, and less sunlight means feel- 
ing more sluggish than usual when 
waking up in the morning, needing 
naps in the afternoon, and craving 
sweets and lots of carbs. 

For years medical experts have 
examined and studied the effects 
of light, or lack thereof. Even poets 
have contemplated the effects that 
light have on humans. The "winter 
blues" that occurs when a person 
does not get enough sunshine in 
his or her life can lead to the more 
serious disorder - Seasonal Affec- 
tive Disorder (SAD). 

Fortunately, only about four 
to six percent of Americans suffer 
from SAD, and 10 to 20 percent 
suffer from the "winter blues." 
About three-quarters of these are 
women, age 20 to 50. It tends to 
occur in people who live at higher 
latitudes with more extreme sea- 
sonal changes, hence it occurs in 
only one percent of the Flonda 
population versus 10 percent of 
the Alaskan population. 

The exact cause of SAD is not 

Afraid of 

known; however, it is related to the 
changes in the availability of sun- 
light throughout the seasons. There 
are a couple theories: one is that 
a decreased exposure to sunlight 
causes the biological clock that reg- 
ulates sleep, mood and hormones 
to run more slowly during late fall 
and winter. Another theory is that 
neurotransmitters (serotonin, for 
example) are seriously affected by 
changes in sunlight, mostly by de- 
creasing the balance of chemicals 
transmitted between nerves. 

Dr. Alfred j. Lewy has been 
studying the biological clock the- 
ory for years, and recently pub- 
lished experimental evidence to 
support the theory. He describes 
it as a form of "jet lag," that the 
delayed dawn and shorter days in 
winter cause the circadian rhythm 
of SAD people to drift out of 
phase with the sleep-wake cycle, as 
if they have jet lagged from travel- 
ling across time zones. 

With "jet lag," the circadian 
rhythm and biological clock can 
usually recover in a few days. "In 
people with SAD, this adjustment 
takes five months," Lewy said. 

Common SAD symptoms are 
similar to those of depression, 

including sadness, anxiety, irri- 
tability, loss of interest in usual 
activities, withdrawal from social 
activities, and inability to concen- 
trate. People with SAD also expe- 
rience extreme fatigue, increased 
need for sleep, craving for carbo- 
hydrates, and increased appetite 
and weight gain. 

As bummed as you might feel 
during the winter, it is important 
not to diagnose your symptoms 
yourself. A healthcare profes- 
sional should conduct a thorough 
examination and assessment to 
get the proper diagnosis. 

If the healthcare professional 
diagnoses SAD, there is a type of 
light therapy that is used to help 
with symptoms. A person usually 
sits two t > three feet away from a 
device made of fluorescent light 
tubes. The patient should also at- 
tempt to maximize the amount 
of light they experience during 
the day. 

If you are the one in five 
Americans who suffers from these 
symptoms, from the less serious 
"winter blues" to the more serious 
SAD, as much as you may want to 
stay inside and wallow in misery, 
the best thing to do is to get out 
of your dorm and do something. 

that new gadget stolen? 
New website can help set your mind at ease 

College campuses full of return- 
ing students are also full of the 
new computers, bikes, gadgets 
and other valuable items students 
bring with them., 
a special service offered by online 
police auction site PropertyRoom. 
com, says college students wanting 
to protect such valuables can take 
an important precautionary step. 

Specifically, students can reg- 
ister their personal property at, which maintains 
what may be the only nationwide 
registry of lost or stolen goods. 

"The first thing that students 
should know is that properly docu- 
menting valuable goods is a nec- 
essary step to recovering them, 
whether they find it through Stea- 
litBack, their local police depart- 
ment or the university lost and 
found," said Tom Lane, a former 
detective and founder of StealitBack 
and "Pho- 
tographs, receipts, serial numbers 
and police reports are all key com- 
ponents StealitBack uses in deter- 
rnining if an item can be returned." 

Should an item get lost or sto- 
len, it may wind up in one of the 
hundreds of police property rooms 

that StealitBack and its affiliate site,, conduct auc- 
tions for. StealitBack checks all 
property it receives against the se- 
rial numbers in its database, and re- 
turns items when legitimate claims 
are made - all free of charge. 

Lane noted that a perfect 
StealitBack scenario happened just 
a few weeks ago. StealitBack was 
notified that two radio controlled 
(RC) cars, each valued at more 
than $1,500, had been stolen dur- 
ing a race. A very detailed police 
report the victim had provided al- 
lowed StealitBack and the police 
department to quickly determine 
that the cars were his. They were 
subsequently returned to him. 

Items can be returned through 
several avenues. However, proper 
documentation of an item is im- 
perative in the return process. 
In order for StealitBack to re- 
turn an item, a user must regis- 
ter the items' serial number, pro- 
duce proof of having the item in 
their possession or show proof 
of having purchased the item. 

When StealitBack is noti- 
fied that an item may have been 
stolen, the Web site will work 

with the police department to 
prove the authenticity of the 
claim. If there is substantial evi- 
dence, StealitBack will return the 
merchandise, free of charge. 


Students with expensive gadgets 
can now take steps to get them 
back if they are lost or stolen by 
going to a new website, stealit- 

"ry s 

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of these tips 

crave sweei 

spend some time outside, even if 
it's cloudy. The benefits are the same. 
Eat a well-balanced diet. Aside from this 
ing a good thing in general, this will also 
e more energy even tnousn tne bodv 
and other starchy foods. 
30 minutes a day, th 
"his will also benefit the 

♦ Get professional counseling, if needed, 
doling the winter mon th s. 

* Gti inVt,\cdi Whether it's with your 
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Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Coffeeshops starting to be sued for allowing 
artists to play cover songs during shows 

Flashlight -7 


Flashlight Writer 
Everyone remembers a few years 
ago, hearing the news that legend- 
ary heavy metal band Metallica 
had filed a lawsuit against Nap- 
ster, marking the birth date of 
the uprising of musicians against 
free file sharing. Obviously, the 
lawsuit did nothing, as millions 
of people worldwide use differ- 
ent file sharing networks today. 

The debate today has 
shifted from download- 
able music to live music. 

According to The Ameri- 
can Society of Composers, Au- 
thors and Publishers (ASCAP), 
"Whenever music is performed 
publicly the songwriter and mu- 
sic publisher who created and 
own that music have the right to 
grant or deny permission to use 
their property and to receive com- 
pensation for that use." Because 
of this claim, coffeehouses and 
bars across the country are being 
sued for allowing musicians and 
bands to play covers if that venue 
does not have the proper license. 

ASCAP isn't the only com- 
pany cracking down. Music li- 
censing companies like Broadcast 
Music, Inc. (BMI) are also hunt- 
ing unlicensed venues. This isn't 
limited to coffeehouses and bars. 
Any public place which allows 
a performance of a copyrighted 

song without a license is liable to $4800 a year. This cost, with the 
be fined. For example, the Girl relationship of performances per 

Scouts of America was sued in 
1996 for singing "This Land is My 
Land" and "God Bless America." 
It even goes as far to say that 
Chuck E. Cheese could be sued 
for allowing families to sing "Hap- 
py Birthday" inside the restaurant. 

"I t's outrageous," saidjes Pack- 
er, owner of Night and Day Cof- 
fee. "It's not something that's new. 
It's been around a long time - it's 
just that now there's more pressure 
to crack down on the little guys." 

Night and Day and Greens and 
Beans, which opeates as a partner- 
ship in the same building, are one 
of the many coffeehouses that 
have been contacted by ASCAP 
about not having a license and al- 
lowing musicians to play covers. 

At first under the impression 
that no music at all was allowed to 
be played at the venue, Ricker and 
Sky Haney, owner of Greens and 
Beans, cancelled the acts sched- 
uled for the following 9 months. 
"We had a lot of explaining to 
do," Ricker said, "It hurt the rou- 
tine more than anything. It wasn't 
the money we were losing, but the 
awareness we were losing in turn." 

When it was cleared up that 
only original music was allowed 
to be played, Night and Day was 
asked to pay a fee of about $400 
a month, which adds up to about 

month for Night and Day, comes 
down to about $35 per show. "It's 
not kicking back to the commu- 
nity," Ricker said. She feels the 
policy contradicts itself because 
playing covers is "what helped 
musicians to find their own style." 

After a coffeeshop in Liberty, 
PA, was sued for about $4000, 
they did an all day music fundrais- 
er, all original songs, of course, 
to help pay the fine. Ricker and 
Haney were inspired by this ac- 
tion and decided to do their own 
fundraising. Now, once a semester 
they try to put on an all original 
forum with local musicians to 
raise donations so they can afford 
to pay the fees in order to have 
musicians play covers. "We could 
just do all originals, but it's ask- 
ing a lot of the musicians to not 
play some of their favorite songs," 
Ricker said of the fundraising. 

Other coffeehouses and music 
venues around the area were, such 
as the Soulful Cup of Elmira, NY, 
which has gone all original, were 
contacted. Ten West Espresso, the 
other coffeehouse in Mansfield, has 
not been contacted or approached 
in their ten years of existence by 
the license oppressors. Ricker put 
some of the blame of Night and 
Day being contacted on the venue's 
MySpace page, claiming it acts as a 
kind of bait for the bigger fish. Ten 


The Fine Arts Forum, which holds shows at venues such as the Night 
and Day Cafe in downtown Mansfield, has been holding shows to raise 
funds for the fees it costs to have musicians play covers. 

West does not have a MySpace page. 

For more' information regard- 
ing the ASCAP licensing regula- 
tions, visit For 
performance dates and samples of 
music from artists involved in the 
Night and Day fundraising, you can 

visit the sponsor's MySpace page, 
To pitch into the fundraising, check 
out local artists, and check out up- 
coming shows and performanc- 
es, visit 

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most other job search engines do. Job-hunt does not collect 
resumes, have job postings or post job openings for employ- 
ers. Instead, users will find lists of links of web job sites 
where a user can search for a job and leave a resume and 
wehsjtes tfcat provide information and support useful in job 

Oodle is an online classified ads site. It brings together 
listings from your area and will put together thousands of clas- 
sifieds. It was recendy dubbed PC Magazine's website of the offers services such as Reference Checking where 
users can employ a service that will check to see if former em- 
ployers are bad-mouthing them. It also has a career test where 
users can "uncover their dream career." allows access to over 2 million jobs from more 
than 1 15,000 employers. Jobster finds information on the 
companies direcdy from the people who work there. The site 
will also track which employers you have contacted. 

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900,000 jobs from 25,000 employers. 

Flashlight- 10 

Mansfield University 


from the editor's desk" 

When most students think of 
honoring and celebrating Martin 
Luther King Jr. Day they think of 
forums, speeches, maybe even vigils 
or marches. 

However that apparently is not 
what comes to the minds of some 
students at Tarleton University in 
Texas and Clemson University in 
South Carolina. 

The way that they chose to 
honor and celebrate the iconic civil 
rights leader is with malt liquor, 
dressing up in offensive costumes 
and getting drunk. 

At Tarleton University 
students drank malt liquor out 
of brown paper bags, ate fried 
chicken, carried handguns and 
wore gang apparel along with afro 
wigs. One student, that can be seen 
in the picture to the far right, even 
dressed as Aunt jemima. 

The photos were discovered 
by the NAACP chapter president 
at Tarleton on The 
president of Tarleton University 
denounced the students actions and 
an investigation has been started 
into the party. The parry was 
actually started several years ago 
by an African American student 
Tracy Williams. Williams said that 
when the party started there was 
no theme, it was just to honor Dr. 

The apparent host of the party 
released a statement stating that the 
party wasn't meant to be "racist or 

The fact that the students 
didn't think this party and the pho- 
tos were discriminating or racist 
is probably the most absurd thing 
I've ever heard. These students took 
a day in history that is meant to 
honor a man and took pot shots 
at every African American in this 
country. They took every typical 
sterotype and personified it. Which 
if you don't consider it to be racist 
it is most definitely ignorant. These 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 

University students "cele- 
brate" Martin Luther King Jr. 

are educated college students acting 
like little children. 

Granted theme parties have 
and always will be very popular 
on college campuses. But there 
is a huge difference between the 
typical theme party and this MLK 
party, basically that of disrespect. 
The ignorance that the students 
display goes hand in hand with 
disrespect in this case. Disrespect 
for Tarleton university for not 
considering the consequences it 
would have on the university. The 
obvious disrespect they have for 
the holiday if they consider that 
party to be a celebration of the day 
and disrespect for every African 
American in this country. 

Just a few days after the 
discovery of this party another 
southern university was put in the 
public eye for the same reason. 

Students at Clemson Universi- 
ty held a "Living the Dream" party 
that is eerily similar to the party 
held at Tarleton. 

The students at this parry 

dressed in baggy clothes, wore fake 
grills and gold chains. One picture, 
seen below, shows a young white 
male that painted himself black. 
The women in the photo with him 
stuffed the back of her sweatpants 
to accentuate her "curves." 

Perhaps the most offensive 
picture from the "Living a Dream" 
party is a spray painted poster of 
Martin Luther King Jr. that shows 
a speech bubble saying "Drink 
more," as if that were Dr. Kings 
ultimate message to the generations 
to come. 

I feel if Dr. King were still 
alive today this is the exact thing 
that he would fight and speak out 
against. It just proves that in todays 
world no matter how far we think 
we have come as a society there 
will always be people, like these 
students, that are holding us back. 

Some people might agree with 
the students, say there was no harm 
done and they didn't mean it to 
be racist, well that is completely 
unacceptable. People should know 


For all we know there could be 
thousands of parties like this going 
on across campuses nationwide, 
but these two groups of students 
were the only ones foolish enough 
to take pictures and get caught. 

However at both universities 
the majority of the students have 
been speaking out against these 
so called "celebrations" of Dr. 
King. Saying that these students 
don't represent the universities as a 

I am just happy to say that 
Mansfield University students cel- 
ebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day 
as it should be celebrated. Students 
and faculty gathered together and 
honored the man and all he did and 
they shared their experiences with 
racism and discussed how far this 
country has come in battling racism. 

What do you think? 
E-mail your thoughts to 


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Mansfield University 

Letter to the Editor: 

Students should supports teachers 

My name is Chris Pollitt and this 
message is being sent from the 
Commonwealth Association of 
Students (CAS); which is the stu- 
dent union of all of the 14 public 
universities in Pennsylvania that in- 
corporate PASSHE. 

The Association for Pennsyl- 
vania College and University Fac- 
ulty (APSCUF), which incorpo- 
rates our faculty and coaches, are 
negotiating their contract with our 
chancellor, Judy Hample, and the 
Board of Governors. They have 
dealt with these problems, and al- 
most striked, from 1996 to the pres- 
ent. The problem is getting together 
and arriving upon an agreement. 
However, many of our faculty be- 
lieve that they aren't being listened 
to. Pat Heilman, former APSCUF 
president, believes that these nego- 
tiations could be dealt earlier in the 
school year. 

"Why are we always in the elev- 
enth hour, on the brink of a strike 
before we actually get a settlement?" 
I was a part of a student led coali- 
tion to find out answers to these 
problems in Harrisburg; this was in 
2003 and our teachers were about 
to strike. We hopped on some buses 
and met outside of their meeting. 
They would not see us and they 
would not talk to us. This form of 

cowardice should not be present on 
those that serve us. Our teachers are 
not asking for much. Many of their 
issues coincide with ours. These in- 
clude: smaller class sizes, discarding 
the idea of replacing distribution 
courses for online classes (which 
would sever the connections of the 
student teacher relationship), be- 
ing in control of their curriculum, 
salaries that are competitive to other 
schools in our state, control of the 
faculty that are hired, and keeping 
certain departments alive. 

Recently in Edinboro, our 
Physics department has been swal- 
lowed by the Chemistry department 
(we have to share a secretary and we 
don't offer a BS in Physics anymore), 
our Philosophy department has only 
4 professors this semester (which, 
in 2003, we had 9), and our Foreign 
Language department is shrinking 
like a frighten turtle; Foreign Lan- 
guage departments were the biggest 
departments on campuses back in 
the 50's when the United States was 
looking toward strong foreign rela- 
tionships, now they are the smallest. 
The issues that they (our faculty 
members) are seeking are not much 
to ask for: like, for instance, medi- 
cal benefits and job security. 

When the Presidents and the 
Chancellor of our state schools get 

pay raises, shouldn't we honor the 
ones who teach us with these same 
incentives? Isn't this a case of En- 
ron politics, where the CEOs make 
out and the shareholders lose? 
I'm not asking for people to riot 
or seeking to cause problems. I'm 
merely asking for all of us to sup- 
port our teachers in the upcoming 
negotiation process. It used be the 
case, when schools were first found- 
ed, that individuals pitched together 
enough money to hire a professor 
to come to their town and teach 
them knowledge. There weren't any 
administrators, there wasn't a Chan- 
cellor or a Board of Governors or 
Presidents, and there didn't exist the 
endless red tape that one has to go 
through to fix any mistake that the 
financial aid office throws at them. 
There was simply students and 
teachers. Without our teachers, our 
Universities would not exist. Please, 
support those that help you realize 
your full potential; the Teachers. 
Chris Pollitt 

President of the Commonwealth 
Association of Students. 

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21. Biological air bag 
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30. Finger Lake county 

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39. Biological family 

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41. Immunity source 
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64. Atlantic or Pacific 

65. Like Peter, Paul and Mary 

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43. Apparent 

44. Big soup spoon 

45. Begins a new paragraph 
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50. National subdivision 

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Big Fred on Sports: Super Bowl XLI should provide football 
fans with an exciting finish to the 2006-2007 NFL season 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
It has sadly come to that time of 
the year. No I am not knocking the 
Super Bowl in any way, but every- 
body knows that around 11 p.m. 
something upsetting is occurring. 
It is the end of another season in 
the National Football League. What 
this means is that we diehards have 
to wait another five months until 
we can see any football again. I real- 
ize there is the pro bowl and Arena 
Football, but I am talking about real 
football (no disrespect to any Arena 
League fans). All crying aside let 
me breakdown what could poten- 
tially be an entertaining Super Bowl 
match up. 

Flashlight- 13 

Indianapolis Colts 

The Colts are going back to 
the super bowl for the third time as 
a franchise, but it is the first time 
they have made it since moving 
the team from Baltimore to India- 
napolis. You have to go back to the 
year 1971 when rookie kicker Jim 
O'Brien nailed a game winning 32- 
yard field goal with five seconds 
left, giving the Baltimore Colts the 
16-13 victory over the Dallas Cow- 
boys. This is the franchise's only su- 
per bowl victory. 

This year's team has had an 
up and down season. Indianapolis 
stormed out of the gate winning 
their first nine games before finally 
dropping a close decision to the 
Dallas Cowboys on the road 21-14. 
The wall would only get bigger as 
the Colts would drop three out of 
their final six games, finishing the 
season at 1 2-4. 

The defense would continue 
to get exposed by the run with 
the low-point coming when jour- 
neyman running back Ron Dayne 
would rush for 1 53 yards on 32 car- 
ries. This was the same Ron Dayne 
whose best game to this point was 
back when he won the Heisman 
Trophy for the University of Wis- 
consin. Lead by Dayne the Houston 
Texans went on to upset Indianapo- 
lis 27-24. 

Even though the Colts made 
the playoffs, nobody (including me) 
was giving them a chance. Not only 
was their defense not performing 
well, but everybody knew of Pey- 
ton's previous poor playoff perfor- 

The defense would answer 
its critics, pulling out a fine overall 
playoff performance by holding the 
Kansas City Chiefs and the Balti- 
more Ravens to one touchdown 
combined. Peyton Manning would 
also silence his critics, as he led his 
team to a come- from -behind victo- 
ry over the arch-rival New England 

Offensively Indy is as potent 
as ever. Despite losing Pro-Bowl 
running back Edgerrin James this 
off-season, rookie Joseph Addai has 
filled in nicely averaging 4.8 yards 
per carry. Marvin Harrison con- 
tinues to be the most overlooked 
wide receiver in football, constandy 
drawing double teams, while Reggie 
Wayne could very well be the num- 
ber one receiver for several teams. 
Tight end Dallas Clark is very un- 
derrated. Despite only playing in 
nine regular season games, Clark 
notched four touchdowns while 
averaging over 12 yards a recep- 


Since Grossman was drafted out of the University of Florida, he has 
struggled with injury problems. This has been his first full season for Chi- 
cago and it has been an up and down one. Grossman is being labeled 
as the worst super bowl quarterback of all-time. Despite this head coach 
Lovie Smith has stood by through the good, the bad and the ugly. 

solid, can be exposed by teams with 
quicker pass rushers as was the case 
against New England this year and 
Pittsburgh last year. 

As I said earlier the Colts' big- 
gest weakness coming into this 
game is their run defense. The re- 
turn of safety Bob Sanders has 
helped significandy, but New Eng- 
land and Baltimore were still able 
to find holes to run through. They 
didn't gash Indy, but this is still a 
weak point for them. 

Dwight Freeney, who had a 
disappointing regular season, has 
returned to form collecting two 
sacks and creating several double 
teams. Cato June is their playmaker 
at linebacker, recording over 160 
tackles this season. The second- 
ary is solid with Bob Sanders and 
Antoine Bethea at the safeties and 
Jason David and Nick Harper at the 

The biggest off-season acquisi- 
tion may have been in the form of 
former New England Patriot kicker 
Adam Vinatieri. The Colts signed 
the the former super bowl hero, 
who has been perfect this post-sea- 

Chicago Bears 

The NFC Champion Chicago 
Bears are making their trip back 
to the Super Bowl for the second 
time in franchise's history. Their 
first came back in 1985 when they 
thrashed the New England Patriots 
45-10. That team was lead by one 
of the most dominating defenses of 
all-time and future hall of fame run- 
ning back the late Walter Payton. 

Since then the Bears haven't 
had a whole lot to cheer about, until 
finally reaching the big one this sea- 
son. Chicago also started the season 
off on a roll winning their first sev- 
en games. Through those first seven 
games beai s fans had little to worry 
about until a Monday night visit to 

Chicago won the game but 
one thing was made clear, quarter- 
back Rex Grossman wasn't perfect. 
Grossman has had an up and down 
season throwing 23 touchdowns 
and 20 interceptions. To put it nicely 
when Grossman is good he is good, 
but when he is bad, he is bad! 

Throughout the rest of the sea- 
son, Grossman would have his ups 
and downs, but his team was good 
enough to finish the season 13-3. 
Chicago's defense has been often 
compared to dominating one of 
1985. Led by all-world middle line- 
backer Brian Urlacher, this defense 
at times gives opposing offenses 


Peyton Manning had always been cr Wzied for not being able to win the 
big game. Going back to his days at Tennesse, Manning has tended to 
struggle. He will have his chance to silence his critics this Sunday. 

jury bug has struck them in recent 
weeks, losing both defensive tackle 
Tommic Harris and safety Mike 
Brown both went down with sea- 
son ending injuries. Since both play- 
ers have gone down, there has been 
a significant difference in the run 
defense. Several teams including the 
Seatde Seahawks were able to run 
very successfully against Chicago. 

In the NFC championship 
against the New Orlean Saints, 
the bears were able to control the 
one-two punch of Reggie Bush 
and Deauce Mccalister. Defensive 
ends Marq Anderson and Adewale 
Ogundele were able to reak havoc 
on quarterback Drew Brees as the 
bears were able to come out with 
the victory. 

Offensively Chicago has a 
tough offensive line led by center 
Olin Kreutz. Kreutz and company 
have plowed the way for the combo 
of running backs Thomas Jones 
and Cedric Benson. Both backs 
were able to run over.under around 
and through New Orleans. 

The receivers have been con- 
sistent with Mushin Muhammad 
being the possesion guy and Ber- 
nard Berrian being the teams deep 
threat. Like Indianapolis, Chicago 
has their own underrated tight end 
in Desmond Clark, ranking third on 
the team in receptions. 

Chicago's special team gem has 
been rookie returner Devin Hester. 
Hester has had a record breaking 
year reeling in 6 returns for touch- 

The Breakdown 


Although dominating theW r l0 Indianapolis may look to attack 

Chicago early with the run, forcing 
them to put more defenders in the 
box. This would then open up Har- 
rison and Wayne, which could spell 
doom for the bears. 

Don't be surprised if Chicago 
tries to establish the run early and 
often, so they can keep from Gross- 
man from making early mistakes. 
When Grossman plays with confi- 
dence, he is a decent quarterback,. 
He can't get ratded early or it could 
be over. 


The Colts come into this game 
a seven point favorite. Many people 
believe that the AFC is superior to 
the NFC and that this game could 
be a blowout in Indy's favor. I dis- 
agree. Lovie Smith is far to good 
of a coach to let that happen, and 
defensive coordinator Ron Rivera 
should be able to come up with 
something to slow down Peyton 
Manning and company. 

It is hard to root against either 
team because of their head coaches. 
If you read Toby's two cents last 
week, you would know how inspir- 
ing both coaches are. 

Being an NFC guy, I am pull- 
ing for the Bears, even though I 
think Tony Dungy deserves it. 
Lovie Smith has taken a bear fran- 
chise that was sinking fast, all the 
way to the top. 

That being said I still feel it is 
the Colts time with them coming 
out on top 27-24. Manning will fi- 
nally be able to shake off the de- 
mons of the past and will finally be 
compared to the great quarterback 
of the past. 


Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 

On the sidelines with Kevin Hill: Starting forward and 
leading scorer for the Mansfield men's basketball team 


Fiashtight Copy Editor 
Looking back to last season, Kevin 
Hill averaged 2.3 points per game. 
Fast forward to this season, Hill is av- 
eraging 14.1 points per game. Hill has 
quickly become a scoring threat for 
the \1< mutineers. I asked him some 
questions to get to know the player 
who has assisted the Moutineers in 
their goal to win in conference play. 

Danelle Miller: What year are you 
and what is your major? 
Kevin Hill: I'm a junior and my 
major is liberal studies with a minor 
in business and communications. 

DM: Why did you choose the 
major you're in? 

KH: Because I couldn't find one 
subject that I wanted to spend all 
of my time on. 

DM: Where is your hometown? 
KH: I grew up right here in Man- 

DM: What made you decide to at- 
tend Mansfield University? 
KH: I liked the idea of being close 
to my family. 

DM: When did you begin playing 

KH: I can't remember not playing 
basketball. I have pictures where I 
would be throwing a ball in the air 

DM: What is your motivation dur- 
ing the season? 

KH: To be the best player on the 
court. I want to be the best and 
the guy the other team is afraid of 
when I get the ball. 

DM: How do you prepare for a 

KH: I usually watch some inspi- 
rational movie like Rocky or I'll 
watch some game film to get a 
better feeling about that night, but 
then it's onto the iPod to relax and 
get focused. 

DM: Do you feel any pressure 
because you are playing for your 

KH: Yeah, I feel like I have a lot of 
people watching me each game and 
hoping I do well, but I try not to 
think about it once the game starts. 

DM: How do you think the team 
will finish? 

KH: The team is really playing 
together right now and we have 
some great chemistry on the court. 
Our goal is to make it to the PSAC 
final four and win it in the end, one 
game at a time. 

DM: What are some awards you 
have earned for basketball? 
KH: In high school I achieved 
1 ,000 points in two years, 1 st team 
all conference junior and senior 
year, and a couple of tournament 

DM: What have you learned from 
basketball that you will take with 
you into the future? 

KH: It's in my personality to be the 
best at whatever I do, so probably 
my work ethic. That will probably 
stick with me. 

DM: Do you have a coach that 
has inspired you or helped you to 
become a better player? 
KH: In 7th to 9th grade a former 
player, Tyrone Fisher, was my 
coach. He was always positive and 
I respected his knowledge about 

DM: Do you have any collegiate or 
professional basketball teams you 
look up to? 

KH: No teams stand out to me. 

DM: Any players in particular? 
KH: Pete Maravich, Michael Jor- 
dan, Adam Morrison, and Dwayne 

DM: What is your favorite sport 
besides basketball and why? 
KH: I love baseball. I grew up 
playing baseball before basketball. I 
love pitching, knowing that I have 
total control over the game, but 
that was high school. 

DM: Are you a part of any other 
athletic teams at Mansfield? 
KH: No, I could have played base- 
ball, but things didn't work out with 


Junior Kevin Hill has had a breakout season for the Mountaineers, av- 
eraging over 14 points per game. The hometown hero has been one of 
the deadliest threats from beyond the three-point line, shooting over 43 
percent. Mansfield wil be relying on Hill as PSAC play continues. They 
will need his scoring if they want to make another run towards a PSAC 

ery two minutes someone, somewhere, is sexu- 
ally assaulted. It is happening at the workplace, in 
, on college campuses, in places of worship, 
in our neighborhoods, and, yes, in our homes. For 
more information on this epidemic that is sweep- 
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Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 15 

Mountaineer women drop two straight to conference rivals West 
Chester and East Stroudsburg: Fall to 3-2 in PSAC East play 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield Women's basketball 
team took to the road this week 
hoping to extend their five game 
winning streak. They were also 
looking to improve on their 3-0 re- 
cord in PSAC East play. 
The Mountaineers first traveled to 
West Chester on Saturday. 

Mansfield had a tough time 
getting going against the Golden 
Rams' pressure defense in the first 
half. Despite turning the ball over 1 6 
times, the Mountaineers went into 
halftime only down eight points, 32- 
24. They made some locker room 
adjustments and came out running 
in the second half. 

The Mountaineers were able 
to close the gap to one point, 40-39 
just six minutes into the second half. 
Jessica Uhrich sparked the offense, 
scoring six points in that span. West 
Chester answered the Mountaineer 
comeback with a 4-0 run. Mansfield 
was able to answer back with a 6-0 
run of their own to take their first 
lead of the game, 45-44. 

The Golden Rams were able 
to regain the lead and held it at 53- 
52 with 5 minutes left in the game. 
West Chester then ripped off a 10- 
run that ended with 1:34 left to 
play that would prove insurmount- 
able. The Mountaineers would 

only be able to close to within 7 of 
the Golden Rams, losing by a final 
score of 70-63. 

Head coach Ruth Herman- 
sen knew exactly what to point 
to when talking about the loss. 
"Turnovers," Hermansen said. 
"We turned the ball over 29 times. 
You cannot win when you don't 
take care of the ball." 

Mansfield's turnover prob- 
lems were compounded by West 
Chester's shooting from the line. 
The Golden Rams were 22-25 for 
the game and 11-12 in the last five 
minutes of the game. The Moun- 
taineers were led by Uhrich, who 
scored 15 of her game-high 19 
points in the second half. She also 
grabbed ten rebounds to notch her 
11th double-double of the season 
and the 28th of her career. Court- 
ney Brooks was the only other 
Mountaineer to score in double 
figures, putting in 12 points while 
grabbing 3 steals. Clarissa Correll 
added eight points off the bench, 
while Brittany Reed and Emily 
Akins each scored seven points. 

The loss snapped Mansfield's 
five game winning streak and put 
them at 3-1 in the PSAC East and 
10-8 overall. The Mountaineers 
traveled to East Stroudsburg on 
Monday, Jan. 29 looking to return 
to their winning ways. 

Mansfield Track & Field leaves 
State Open: Junior Dave Sanford 

By Eric Bohannon Rachel Hall is leading a differ- 

The match up had big implica- 
tions for the PSAC East standings. 
East Stroudsburg was in first place 
and undefeated coming into Mon- 
day night's match up. If the Moun- 
taineers could pull out the win they 
would be tied for first place midway 
through the season. 

The Warriors started the game 
hot, opening up a 13-6 lead in the 
first five minutes. They continued 
their fast start expanding their lead 
to 25-10 on Alyssa Antolick's 3- 
pomt basket with 11:20 left in the 
half. East Stroudsburg was able to 
maintain their double digit lead, go- 
ing into the half up 42-31. The War- 
riors shot 59% from the field and 
Antolick, who came off the bench, 
scored 19 points in the first half. 

East Stroudsburg expanded 
their lead to 51 -35 four minutes into 
the second half until the Mountain- 
eers finally started to close the gap 
on the Warriors. Mansfield went 
on a 7-0 run that ended on Mer- 
issa Gaeta's jumper with 7:31 to go 
in the game. The run cut the lead 
to 62-57, but it was as close as the 
Mountaineers would come. 

Jessica Uhnch was again a 
bright spot in a tough Mansfield 
loss. She recorded her fifth con- 
secutive double-double, the 13th on 
the season and 29h of her career. 
Mallory Hafer put up 17 points and 

closed to within three 
of the school record for 
three-point baskets in a 
season. Courtney Brooks 
and Clarissa Correll also 
scored in double digits, 
chipping in 14 and 11 re- 

The Mountaineers 
return to Decker Gym- 
nasium on Wednesday, 
Jan. 31 to take on the 
Bloom sburg Huskies. 
Tip-off for that is set 
for 5:30 p.m. They then 
travel to Millersville on 
Saturday, Feb. 3. 

The Lady Moun- 
taineers took down the 
Marauders earlier this 
season at Decker Gym- 
nasium. Game time is 
set for 1 p.m. at Pucillo 

Mansfield is 10-9 over- 
all and stands at fourth 
place in the division. 

All of th e action can 
be heard live on WNTE 
89.5 the Giant and the 
MSA Sports Network. 
Paul Overwise and Carl 
Frederick will be provid- 
ing the entertainment. 


Emily Akins has recorded 10 starts in 19 
games this sesason. She is third on the 
team in rebounding grabbing down just a 
shade under four rebounds per game. She 
will be a key contributor as the Lady Moun- 
taineers strive for their first ever PSAC East 
division title. 

lasting impression at Penn 
finishes 11th in the 800 with a personal best time 

Flashlight Writer 
The Mansfield University track team 
was at Penn State University 
for the PSU National open this 
weekend. Despite being one of 
only two division two schools in 
the meet, the Mountaineer runners 
more than held their own. 

Junior Dave Sanford ran a 
personal best time of 1:53.97 in 
the 800 meters to post a NCAA 
provisional qualifying mark. This 
means Sanford is eligible for the 
National finals meet in Boston. 
Sanford won his race, was 11th 
overall and was the top division 
two finisher in the event. Sanford 
is now ranked second in the con- 
ference in the 800 meters. 

Nicole Dann ran a 5:07.oo mile 
to break the school record by more 
than five seconds. The time is her 
personal best by 16 seconds. "She 
ran a great race," said Head coach 
Mike Rohl. "She has the confidence 
to know she can run well and the 
experience she gets with each time 
out she keeps on getting better and 
better," Rohl added. Dann is first in 
the conference in the mile by more 
than six seconds. 

ent lifestyle than most collegiate 
athletes this semester. She student 
teaches all day, and when the school 
day is over gets to track practice 
about an hour later than everyone 
else. This has not stopped Hall 
from running great times. Hall ran 
an 18:10.72 in the 5,000 meters and 
finished in 10th place in the unseed- 
ed division. 

"She is adapting well under 
tough circumstances," Rohl said. 
Despite the rough schedule, Hall 
is still first in the conference in the 
5,000 meters. 

Bryan Morseman also ran the 
5,000 meter race and ran a personal 
best time of 14:57. He just missed 
the school record and is the num- 
ber one runner in the conference in 
the 5,000 meters. "That was his best 
race he ever ran for me, he was re- 
laxed and he ran a great race," Rohl 
said. Morseman,like the rest of the 
Mansfield runners, finished ahead 
of some division one athletes. 
Morseman finished ahead of run- 
ners from James Madison, Syracuse, 
Pittsburgh, Princeton and Penn 
State to name a few. 

Katrina Brumfield came in 

12th place in the high jump. Brum- 
field is already an NCAA provi- 
sional qualifier and the number one 
high jumper in the conference. "She 
struggled a little bit with the faster 
runway so her timing was off a lit- 
tle bit but she got adjusted and is 
now prepared for the future," Rohl 
said. Rohl was very excited with his 
athlete's performances, "these indi- 
viduals have been great team leaders 
throughout the whole year and they 
continue to improve," Rohl added. 

The next event for the track 
team is the New Balance Collegiate 
Invitational in New York City. Man- 
sfield has twelve members of the 
team qualified for that event. 

While half of the team will 
be in New York City, others will 
be competing in the Cornell In- 
vitational. That meet will be held 
on Feb. 3. 

Next week the Mountaineers 
will be competing on Valentines 
day, when they head out to Bos- 
ton, Mass. They will be competing 
in the Valentines Day Invitational . 

Mansfield will look to qualify 
more members into the PSAC 
championship, which is less than a 
month away. 


The Mansfield University track & field team was one of two dvision two 
schools competing at the Penn State Open. This would not phase the 
Mountaineers, as they would have several athletes place in several dif- 
ferent events. The distance runners certainly made their presence felt, 
with strong showings in almost every long distance event. 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Mansfield university ♦> Volume 89, Issue 2 

Mountaineers lose three straight: Chris Greene and 
Terrance Williams score career high 29 and 22 in losses 


/ Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield Mountaineer's fol- 
lowed their four game winning 
streak with a three game losing 
streak. The Mountaineers went 0-3 
in three games this week including 
two conference losses. Mansfield 
now sits at 6-13 overall and 2-3 in 
conference play. 

The Mountaineers returned 
home for a non-conference 
game against Pitt-Johnstown on 
Wednesday night. The game was 
back and forth throughout. Pitt- 
Johnstown seemed to have the 
game in hand when John Hamp- 
ton hit a runner to tie the game at 
72 and send it to overtime. 

In the extra session Quinton 
Davis, who had three points in 
regulation, hit three consecutive 
three point baskets in overtime. 
Mansfield cut the lead to three, but 
Terrance Williams missed a jumper 
from the corner that would have 
tied the game. Pitt-Johnstown held 
on for an 86-82 victory. 

Chris Greene scored a career 
high 29 points to go with his six as- 
sists and four steals. John I Iampton 

chipped in 17 and Kevin Hill had 
15. Chris Gilliam scored 31 points 
for Pitt-Johnstown. He went 11-12 
from the foul line and 10-12 from 
the field. The loss snapped Mans- 


Terrance Williams enjoyed three 
double digit scoring performances 
last week, but none of them lead 
to wins for the Mountaineers. 

field's four game winning streak. 

The week continued with a trip 
to West Chester for a conference 
game against the Golden Rams. 
The Mountaineers came out strong 
against West Chester and lead by as 
much as 13 in the first half. They 
finished the half up by nine, 37-28. 
The Mountaineers shot very well in 
the first half, especially from long 
distance, while the Golden Rams 
never got things going. 

The second half was a differ- 
ent story. West Chester went on an 
8-0 run to cut the lead to one. Then 
the game was back and forth until 
West Chester went on another run 
to take a ten point lead with four 
minutes left. Mansfield made a fu- 
rious comeback to cut the lead to 
three with a minute left, but West 
Chester would go 5-6 from the free 
throw line to hold off the Moun- 
taineers and get the win, 74-65. 

Terrance Williams lead Man- 
sfield in scoring with a career high 
22 points. Chris Greene added 18 
points and 4 assists. Aaron Williams 
had 22 points and 16 rebounds for 
West Chester, who outrebounded 
the Mountaineers by ten in the sec- 

ond half alone to help seal the win. 

Mansfield traveled to East 
Stroudsburg on Monday night to 
take on the Warriors. Mansfield 
played a good first half to take a 
halftime lead, 29-23. The Moun- 
taineer defense had the perimeter 
locked down over the first twenty 
minutes, holding the Warriors with- 
out a three-point basket. 

East Stroudsburg made all 
the right halftime adjustments and 
opened up the second half with a 
13-0 run and never looked back. 
The Mountaineers, who had no 
trouble with the Warrior press in 
the first half, could not solve the 
pressure defense in the second half. 
East Stroudsburg lead by as manv 
as twenty before winning game the 
game by a final score of 76-58. 

John Hampton had 16 
points for Mansfield, while Wil- 
liams followed up his career high 
22 point effort with 15. Jovoun 
Webb had 1 1 points and 7 re- 
bounds off the bench. 

Turnovers plagued the Moun- 
taineers, especially in the second 
half. They had 14 second half turn- 
overs, which they could not offset 

with their three point shooting. The 
Mountaineers shot just 20 percent 
from behind the arch in the sec- 
ond half. East Stroudsburg was led 
by Jimmy Evans, who scored 19 

Mansfield will be back in ac- 
tion Wednesday, Jan. 31 against the 
Bloomsburg Huskies before travel- 
ing to Millersville to take on the Ma- 
rauders on Saturday, Feb. 3. 

(as of 1/30/07) 


18-2 (4-1) 


11-10 (4-2) 

West Chester 

11-7 (3-2) 


13-6 (2-3) 

£. Stroudsburg 

12-6 (2-3) 


6-13 (2-3) 

9-10 (1-4) 

Coming up in Mountie Sports 

Jan. 28 


Women's Basket- 
ball 5:30 p.m. @ 
East Stoudsburg 

Men's Basketball 
7:30 p.m. @ East 



Women's Basketball 
5:30 p.m. vs. Blooms- 

Men's Basketball 
7:30 p.m. 

Indoor Track® 
Field @ New Bal- 
ance Invifarionar 
Feb. 2-3 

Women's Basketball 
1 p.m. @ Millersville 

Men's Basketball 
3 p.m. @ Millersville 


Women's Basketball 
6p.m. @ Kutztown 
Men's Basketball 
8 p.m. @ 

Indoor Track @ 
Field @ Valen- 
tines Day Invita- 


Women's Basketball 
1 p.m. vs. Cheyney 

Men's Basketball 
3 p.m. vs. Cheyney 

Mansfield university 


Volume 89, Issue 3 

Famed profiler visits 
criminal justice class 


Happy Valentine s 

Mens basketball 
shoots for playoffs 

Today's Weather 

PM Snow Showers 


High- 22°F 
Overnight Low- 5°F 

Information taken from 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 

Music department suffers unavoidable 
blow: music therapy program terminated 

By REBECCA HAZEN hind the decision, and he 
Flashlight Writer has the therapy student s 

The music therapy program at best interests at heart. "I 
Mansfield University is getting hope the music therapy 
terminated by the administration students will stay, wheth- 
due to financial reasons. er to finish the program 

The music therapy program or by changing 
provides valuable education to 
students about working with chil- 
dren and adults who require music 
therapy as part of treatment for 
behavioral, psychological and/or 
physical disorders. 

The program was cut due to 
criticism of low enrollments. Also, 
expanding the music therapy pro- 
gram would require finances that partment, says he is fac- 
do not fit into the school's bud- ing a sad reality. "While 
get. Dr. Michael Renner, I understand needs to 
Mansfield University's provost, balance budgets, I am 
is saddened by the loss, but feels incredibly disappoint- 
that it was something that had to ed. One of the Music 
be done. In the statement that was 
sent to the music department, he 
said, "President Loeschke and I 
are both strong supporters of the 
Music programs and will work 
with the Music Department 

or Dy changing into 
some other major. They 
are a terrific bunch, and 
they have shown their 
class by how profession- 
ally they have conducted 
themselves at this time," 
Renner said. 

Dr. Adam Brennan, 
head of the music de- 


Department's greatest 
assets was having the op- 
tion of music therapy," 
Brennan said. 

The university is ob- 
ligated to see the students 


The halls of Butler Music Center will no longer be accepting new music therapy 
students. The program is being terminated because of low enrollment numbers and 
financial issues. 

strengthen and improve support through the remaining years of 

for the other music programs." their studies, but it is a different 

Renner hopes that everyone story for new students. Eighteen 

will understand the reasoning be- freshmen had auditions lined up, 

but Dr. Brennan had to call them 
and offer them other options. 
The majority have declined. 

See 'MUSIC pg. 3 

Search for new Mansfield University 
Director of Residence Life underway 

Bv ANDREW OSTROSKI invnlwH hmh in-,WK «iff -»1;U. r^^L .L_ xi L i i i > 

By ANDREW OSTROSKI involved both in-depth conversa- staff alike took place in the North and students, and they're all very 

Flashlight News Co-Editor dons with members of the univer- Hall employee lounge. Candidates supportive of each other." 

Students and faculty had the oppor- sky's faculty, as well as any members addressed questions and concerns 

tunity to speak with the four leading of the student body who wished to from attendees, as well as stated 

candidates for the position of Direc- 
tor of Residence Life last week. 

The four candidates are; Director 
of Student Affairs at Syracuse Univ- 
eristy Roy Baker, Housing Director 

their own ideas for the dormitories. 

Chuck Colby, who visited Man- 
sfield last Wednesday, brought big 
ideas from a larger school. Colby, 
who works currently at the Univer- 

attend. Candidates also met with 
resident and 
from each dormitory. 

The search for a new director 
of residence life comes after Thomas 
Chuck Colby from the University Hulmc, the previous director of res- sity of Tulsa and has also worked .. 
of Tulsa, Director of Housing David idence life at Mansfield, suddenly the past at the University of North 
Craig from Oregon State University resigned from his position in late Carolina's Charlotte campus, said 
at Corvallis, and Vicki Schreiber, August to return to his native South that he preferred working at a small 
the Director of Housing at Texas Dakota. The position has been va- school rather than a larger one. 
A&M International. The candidates cant since October, and an interim "Working on a smaller campus 
participated in talks at the univer- staff has been in place until a new is a much more pleasant experience 
sity between Monday, Jan. 29 and director is decided upon. than working on a larger one," Col- 
Monday Feb. 5. Each separate visit The open forums for students and by said. "You get to know the staff 

Colby brought the ideas of in- 
tegrating more commuter students 
with the dormitories to the table. 
He proposed that there be space 
set aside for commuter students in 
the dormitories so that they may 
do their own work or even sleep be- 
tween classes if they have to instead 
of leaving campus only to return a 
few hours later. Other things ad- 
dressed were foreign language floors, 
as well as other themed floors. 

See 'SEARCH' pg. 3 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 



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Few snow 

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information taken from 

Police Beat 

January 25, 2007 - Theft - Unknown person or persons re- 
moved a Panasonic PT Projector from room 1 1 3 of Elliot 
Hall, sometime between January 23rd and January 25th. If 
anyone has any information about this incident, please contact 
the Mansfield University Police Department. 

January 16, 2007 - Burglary and receiving stolen 
property- Skyler Austin, 19, and Jonathan Moore, 21, were 
charged for a string of burglaries in the Cedarcrest dorms 
Charges were filed in District Court 04-3-03 Mansfield. 


Paid Internship in 
for Fall 2007 

- Work with state agency or legislators and 
receive stipend roughly equivalent to a semester's 
tuition, room and board ~~ Gain valuable experi- 
ence and contacts. Must be a junior or senior with 
aGPAof3.0 or better. 

For more information contact Dr. Lee Wright at 

SGA Update 

This week in SGA, a new organization titled the Rugby Union Club came 
in to have their constitution approved. Headed by Bijan Mnavizadem, the 
club plans to join the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union to play against 
other schools as well as independent clubs. SGA will meet next week to vote 
on the adoption of the Rugby Union Club as a campus organization. 

Student Government also approved Committee on Finances decision 
to fund the Student Activities Organization's (SAO) spring semester ac- 
tivities. SAO's will be bringing a concert starring Emerson Drive, a Psychic 
Fair, and a Mardi Gras celebration this semester. The date for these events 
as of now is to be announced. 

SGA President, Marisa Syznal announced the Organizational Fair be- 
ing held February 19 on the third floor of AHUB. 

The executive board also announced the "Big Event" being held on 
April 14, 2007. The "Big Event" is a day reserved for many campus orga- 
nizations to host a community service projects all throughout the day. This 
allows Mansfield University to join the other state schools who have also 
decided to join other state schools who have chosen to participate in the 
"Big Event." 

For questions, comments, and concerns SGA invites students to stop 
by the office located at 321 AHUB Student Center between the hours of 
1 lam and 4pm. During office hours students have the opportunity to voice 
their opinion to various SGA senators and executive board members. 

The next meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 12 at 9:15 pm in 
room 317 AHSC. 

Femi Ogundele 


Campus Bulletin Board 

♦Southern Tioga 
Little League 
Board Meeting 

Open meeting to include anyone from 
Mansfield, Blossburg or Liberty inter- 
ested in the STLL. All board members, 
managers, coaches, parents and umpires 
are invited. No children allowed. 
Sunday, Feb. 1 1 at 6 p.m at the Mansfield 
University Decker Gym-2nd Floor class- 


♦Mansfield University 
Baseball Clinics 

On the campus of 
Mansfield University 

Hitting - February 11,18, 
March 4 
Pitcher/ Catcher- February 1 1 
Preseason Skills Players and 

Coaches- February 1 8 
For more information call 
or 570-662-7273 evenings, or 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 3 

Profiler who consulted on 
Jack the Ripper case speaks 
to enthralled audience 

It was standing room only for Associate Professor Scott 
Thornsleys Introduction to Criminal Justice class on 
Thursday. Students, faculty, staff, reporters and others 
jammed into a Retan Center classroom to hear famed 
profiler Richard Walter speak. 

Walter, a criminal psychologist and profiler, who 
has helped solve several high profile cases nationally 
and internationally, did not disappoint. He kept the 
crowd enthralled with details of some of cases he has 
worked on. 

Walter talked about his recent consultation with 
Scotland Yard on what may the ultimate "cold case," 
Jack the Ripper. He believes Montague John Druitt, a 
friend of Prince Albert Victor, a popular suspect, is the 
true culprit. 

Walter also spent time taking the genre of current TV 
hit shows based on profiling and forensics to task. "These 
idiots think that the answer lies in minutia," he said. 

Then, speaking directly to the students, he added, 
"Learn as many facts as you can but factual information 
without assignment of valu: is meaningless." 

Jesse Tyler, a junior from Montrose, PA, was among 
those listening intently. Tyler, whose father is a friend of 
Walter, helped arrange for his visit to Mansfield. 

Tyler knew Walter was highly respected in law en- 
forcement circles but he didn't realize how big a figure he 
was until he mentioned him to Thornsley. 

"I didn't know he was as big a deal as he is," Ty- 
ler said. "Then I talked to my father and talked to Dr. 
Thornsley and we looked at some of the cases he's been 
involved with." 

"Its an incredible opportunity," Thornsley said of 
having Walter speak to his class. "Not only does he have a 
national reputation, he has an international reputation." 

Walter was accompanied by Michael Capuzzo, pub- 
lisher of Mountain Home magazine ami a four-time Pu- 
litzer Prize nominated author who lives in Wellsboro. 

Capuzzo is writing a book about the Vidocq Society, 
a group based in Philadelphia that helps solve "cold case" 
homicides and unsolved deaths of which Walter is one of 
the founders. 

"Michael Capuzzo has indicated an interest in com- 
ing back to speak once his book is published," Thornsley 
said. "We've made a couple new friends and Richard Wal- 
ter may come back due to his relationship with Michael, 
so we got two for the price of one today." 

Capuzzo s book, Angels of Vengeance, is due to be 
published in 2008. 



Associate Professor Scott Thornsley and MU junior 
Jesse Tyler talk with Richard Walter after his presen- 
tation to Thornsleys class. 

Symphony Orchestra to present several 
favorites at Steadman in performance 

The Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra, grounds among its members, 

conducted by Kenneth Sarch, will perform a program The Symphony Orchestra has been heard to wide 

of well known and popular symphonic favorites on acclaim throughout the Commonwealth as well as in 

Sunday, February 1 8 at 7 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. New York. It has performed at the State Capital in Har- 

The concert will open with the Frescobaldi Toccata, a risburg, Lycoming and Corning Community Colleges, 

powerful work transcribed from the organ repertory to Coudersport, Elmira, Hanover, Johnstown, AJtoona, 

display both the discipline and the power of a full sym- Horseheads and Williamsport. Sarch is professor of vio- 

phony orchestra. Ii„ an d vio ] a an j conductor of the Mansfield University 

Then follows the energetic and engaging Rouma- Symphony Orchestra. He is also concertmastcr of the 

nian Rhapsody of Georges Enesco, a work based on Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, 

the folk dance traditions of Eastern Europe, where the Sarch has conducted orchestras internationally 

music becomes faster and faster ending in a whirlwind in Panama, Jordan, Brazil and Bolivia. A two-time 

of brilliance. Fulbright Scholar, he spent six-months in Bolivia in 

Copland's Outdoor Overture, a work that displays 2003, where he formed the new Orquesta Sinfonica 

each section of the orchestra with brass, string, wood- Juvenil de Santa Cruz and served as its first conductor, 

wind and percussion solos, and lively and rhythmic His violin recitals and orchestra presentations were na- 

themes, will also be featured The finale of the program tionally televised. 

will feature the Mansfield University Symphony con- In the same year he was awarded the Pennsylvania 

certmaster Christine Attanasio as the solo violin in the Music Educators Association's "Citation of-Excellence" 

Saint-Saens Danse Macabre. in Music Education at the College / University Level. 

"This piece requires the violin soloist to retune the Sarch is the author of The Twentieth Century Violin 

upper string so an interval of a diminished fifth is fea- and the Dictionary of Bowing and Pizzicato Terms. His 

tured - what is known as 'the devil's interval,'" Sarch music is published by Kjos Music in California, 

said. "These varied selections should prove to be a real Tickers for the concert are $10 for adults, $5 for 

crowd-pleaser of a concert." senior citizens, students and children, and can be pur- 

The Mans.ield University Symphony Orchestra, chased online or by calling (570)662-4710 or at the 

composed of talented string, woodwind, brass and door. Admission is free to MU students, faculty and 

percussion students, has a variety of talent and back- staff with ID. 

Mansfield to host regional 
horn workshop, concert 


Flashlight Writer 
The Mansfield University Music De- 
partment will host a horn workshop 
on Sat. Feb. 17 and Sun. Feb. 18. 

Dr. Rebecca Dodson-Web- 
ster is the French Horn professor. 
"Each year, the International Horn 
Society Hosts regional workshops 
across the United States," Dodson- 
Webster said. 

Thomas Bacon, well known re- 
cording artist and teacher, will be a 
featured soloist with the Mansfield 
University Jazz Ensemble. The con- 
cert will be held Sat. Feb. 17 and the 
Jazz Ensemble will be under the di- 
rection of Dr. Michael Galloway. 

"This will be an exciting op- 
portunity to hear a world-re- 
nowned soloist performing jazz 
selections, several of which were 
written specifically for him," Dod- 
son-Webster said. 

A second concert will be held 
at 3 p.m. on Sun. Feb. 18 featur- 
ing the Mansfield University Sym- 
phony Orchestra, directed by Dr. 
Kenneth Sarch and the Concert 
Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. 
Adam F. Brennan. 

There will also be clinics that 
will be held by Bacon and other 
various artists attending the two- 
day workshop. Bacon will be pre- 
senting a clinic entitled "Practice 
Smarter, Not Harder" at 2 p.m. on 
Sat. Feb. 17. There will also be 
clinics that focus on yogic breathing 
led by Kathleen Thompson of Main 
Street Yoga, and a session on the Al- 
exander Technique. 

All of the concerts and clinics 
are free and open to the public. The 
concerts will be held in Steadman 
Theater and the clinics will be held 
in Butler Music Center. 


At the same meeting, Colby asked students in attendance their opinions of 
the dorms. The common statement was that the residence hall experience 
was generally pleasant. One commuter student even voiced his desire to 
move back onto campus. 

Resident assistants and graduate assistants were also given the oppor- 
tunity to meet with candidates. Janene Diehl, the RA of Cedarcrest 2B, 
attended the Thursday meeting with David Craig, along with floor leaders 
from several other locations. 

Diehl reflected on a proposed discipline policy from Craig, specifically 
his disagreement with a fines system that is currently in use. 
"(Craig) feels that these systems are not 'right' for every student " Diehl 
said. "His view on discipline is that he talks with the student to find out 
why they did what they did and what should be done to help them." 

No other meetings with officials have been announced as of this time. 
Additionally, no official statements regarding the search have been made 
since the candidates visited the campus. 


Emily Vermillion, Erica Ferguson and John Green, all music therapy 
students at Mansfield, had their own opinions about the administration 
cutting the program. 

"It is something you work so hard for, and it feels like they are tak- 
ing that away from us," Vermillion said. 

"I wish they could have told us more. Like give us details of how 
much money the program cost to run, and rhe budget of the school. I 
wanted to see some numbers," Green said. 

All three of the students Felt the program was targeted because of it 
seemingly being small. 

"We are a small program, but not the smallest," Ferguson said. 

Vermillion, Ferguson, and Green are all planning on finishing their 
current music therapy courses, and then transferring over to a different 
school. "I have already made arrangements to transfer over to Slippery 
Rock University. You've got to do what you've got to do," Green said. 


Jazz ensemble with the X-Ray Big Band- 
8 p.m.- Saturday, Feb. 10 

Horn workshop and wind ensemble concert 
3 p.m.- Sunday, Feb. 18 

)honic band concert- 3 p.m.- Saturday, Mar. 3, 

4- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 

Mansfield University lecture 
series gets musical on campus 

by ISAAC PRATlE Slovenia in July. 

Flashlight Advertising Editor 
The Faculty Lecture Series will fea- 
ture a Musical Showcase on at 4 
p.m. on Feb. 13 in room 307 Alum- 
ni I lall Student Center. 

The showcase will feature 
several faculty members and stu- 
dents presenting on accomplish- 
ments of the music department 
over the past year that were made 
possible through the Faculty De- 
velopment Grants. 

Mansfield faculty members Dr. 
Joseph Murphy and Matt Slotkin, 
otherwise known as Duo Mon- 
tagnard, will perform "Les Trios 
Soeurs," an original piece composed 
for them by Charles Stole. The 
piece features Dr. Murphy on saxo- 
phones and Dr. Slotkin on guitar. 
The piece, which is about the Cana- 
dian Rockies was first performed at 
the World Saxophone Congress in 

Duo Montagnard is a French 
phrase that is literally translated as 
two mountain men. The name also 
reflects the type of music the two 
play, since most of their pieces are 
about the mountains. 

The event will also feature Peg- 
gy Detwiller and members of the 
Mansfield Concert Choir discussing 
their recent success of performing 
at the Inaugural Conference of the 
National Collegiate Choral Organi- 
zation held in San Antonio, Texas in 

Rounding out the event will be 
Dr. David Wetzel and the members 
of the elite Mansfield University 
Clarinet Consort. They will present 
several short selections that were 
performed while on their trip to 
Edinburgh, Scotland in May. 


Reversing the Decline of the 
Eastern Bluebird; What Can 
You Do?" 
307 AHSC 

"Madonnas of the Disap- 
peared: Poems In Response 
To Works of Art that Ex- 
amine the Sacred Feminine 
as Exemplified in Mary of 
Nazareth, Revealing Mary 
As Both Flesh and Blood 
Woman and Icon." 
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~^^W^ansfl^ 2007 ~~~~~~ 

A Production of Eve Ensler's 
"The Vagina Monologues" 
As Part of the V-Day College Campaign 

at North Manser on Feb. 15 and 16, 2007 

Who: Students of Mansfield University 
What: V-Day Mansfield University 2007, a benefit production of Eve Ensler's 
"The Vagina Monologues," raising funds for HAVEN of Tioga County and 

the ARC of Bradford County 

Goal: To raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls and funds 
for our beneficiaries - HAVEN of Tioga County and the ARC of Bradford 


What is V-Day? V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls 
that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve 
hosier's award-winning play 'The Vagina Monologues" In 2006, more than 2700 V-Day 
"ents in 1 150 communities and colleges took place in the U.S. and around the world. To 
ite, V-Day has' raised over $35 million and educated millions about the issue of violence 
against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA 
campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, funded over 5000 commu- 
nity-based anti-violence programs, reopened shelters, and funded safe houses in Kenya 
South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. 

The 'V in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina. 

What is the College Campaign? The V-Day College Campaign strives to empower women 
to find their collective voices and demand an end to the epidemic levels of violence and 
abuse on their campuses, in their communities and around the world. Through benefit pro- 
ductions of "The Vagina Monologues" that take place between Valentine's Day (Feb, 14) 
and International Women's Day (March 8) they raise money and awareness to stop violence 
against women and girls. The proceeds from these events are donated directly to local or- 
ganizations in the community that are working to st 

Amidst financial 
woes, Commons to 
consider expansion 


Current owners of the University Commons are considering expanding 
across their lot, even as financial problems plague the complex. 


Flashlight Writer 
Contrary to rumors around campus 
and in agreement with The Flash- 
light's previous article, The Univer- 
sity Commons will remain open. 
In fact, they are currently in 

current buildings, but the current 
ones must fill up first. 

The university hired John 
Walsh, who works with other uni- 
versities on housing issues, to help 
fill up the Commons. He plans to 
meet with the university housing of- 

the process of improvement. Such fice about lowering the credit hour 
improvements include accessories standards of students seeking to 
for the recreational room and reno- move oft campus, 
varions on the parking lot. Tenants were sent letters 
Michelle Ward, property man- over the winter break to help ex- 
ager of the Commons, said she was plain the issue, but according to 
"just as shocked as anyone else" such residents as Troy Cobaugh, 
when she heard of the transfer of "U doesn't make much sense. It 
the apartments to new ownership. didn't seem like it pertained to 
"It hasn't changed ownership me, but more towards the owners 
completely yet, but they've been of the apartments." 
granted an extension to fill up the The new ownership, once it 
empty apartments;" said Ward. goes through, will not have any ef- 
The "they" she refers to is Ron feet on the students living there, nor 
Laessig, who is the owner of the will it affect the prices for the cur- 
Commons. There are plans in the rent tenants. However, prices may 
making of building a new complex, go up in rhe future, 
located in the lot across from the 

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Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 5 

Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 


Event: beyondthewall poster sale in AHSC game 
room, 9 a,m. to 5 p.m. Continues on Friday. 

Saturday, Feb. 10 

Music: 8 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Concert with the X-Ray 
Band, Steadman Theatre 

Thursday, Feb. 8 

Friday, Feb. 9 


Music: 7 p.m. Conducting Symposium 
Steadman Theatre 

Sunday, Feb. 11 

Music 12 p.m. Alyssa Eddings and Heather Singley, 
unior Trumpet/Flute Recital 

Music 5:30 p.m. Therapy Improvisation workshop 
with guest Sera Smolen. 

Monday, Feb. 12 

4 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Faculty Lecture Series Event 307 
Alumni Student Center; Music Professor's Joe Murphy 
& Matt Slotkin; Peggy DettwiUer and members of the 
Mansfield Concert Choir; & Professor David Wetzel 

6 members of the MU Clarinet Consort 


7 p.m. Black History Month Program: Panel discus- 
sion entided, "Focus on Africa: Current Affairs", fea- 

s from MU and Bloomsburg Univer- 
sity a tudents. Room 307 Alumni Hall Student 

Tuesday, Feb. 13 

11:45a -1 p.m. EWABO CARIBBEAN TRIO 
Steel Drum Band; Jazzman's Food Court area of 
Alumni Hall Student Center. 

Wednesday, Feb. 14 

7:45 a.m. Cultural/Spiritual trip to Monastery in 
Horseheads, NY. Meet van outside of LaureL 

8 p.m: V-Day Mansfield 2007 benefit performance of 

,ve Ensler's play, "The Vagina Monologues" takes 
place in North Manser. 

What in the World 
News in a Flash 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


LONDON, England- Russia, Japan, South Ko- 
rea, Hong Kong, South Africa, Indonesia and 
Ireland have all placed restrictions on poultry 
from England after strains of the deadly H5N1 
were found in turkeys on a farm in the eastern 
part of the country. Moscow and Tokyo were 
the first to place sanctions on the importing of 
British poultry; Ireland followed suit, placing 
softer restrictions on importers. Since the dis- 
covery of the virus, thousands of other birds on 
the farm have been passed. Britons have been as- 
sured that no infected poultry has reached their 
shelves. The strain of H5N1 avian flu that was 
discovered in Holton has been blamed for the 
deaths of 165 people worldwide s ice 2004. 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden- The worlds oldest 
newspaper, published since the 1600s, no lon- 
ger exists in a paper format. Post-och Inrikes 
Tidningar, in print since 1645, has been in an 
internet-only form since the beginning of the 
year. The paper, which was started by Sweden's 
Queen Kristina as a way to keep her subjects 
appraised of the happenings in her government, 
is now owned by the Swedish Academy, which 
is also known to award the Nobel Peace Prize 
for literature. The newspaper has a circulation 
of only 1,000, and now prints mainly legal and 
business happenings. Post-och Inrikes Tidnin- 
gar will continue to be the world s oldest news- 
paper, as it is still considered to be a newspaper 
even if it is in digital form. 

ATLANTA, Georgia- The Dalai Lama, the Ti- 
betan spiritual leader, will be taking up a new 
role at an American college; he has been named 
a presidential distinguished professor at Emory 
University in Georgia. The Dalai Lama, who 
has been living in India after being exiled from 
Tibet in 1959, will lecture and privately teach 
Emory students and faculty in the university's 
study-abroad program in Dharamsala, India. 
He is also slated to make trips to the main cam- 
pus in suburban Atlanta. This is the first uni- 
versity appointment that the Dalai Lama has 
taken. He is also the 1989 recipient of the No- 
bel Prize for Peace. 


QUEENSBURY, New York- The captain of a 
tour boat that capsized and killed 20 tourists 
has been indicted along with the company that 
owned and operated the boat. Shoreline Cruises 
and Captain Richard Paris were named in the in- 
dictment for the 2005 incident on Lake George. 
Twenty elderly sightseers were drowned when 
the boat, believed by the NTSB to be rocked by 
waves from another passing boat, flipped over. 
The stability of the ship, which was manufac- 
tured in 1966, was compromised over the years 
through renovations and repairs. The NTSB 
claims that the passenger amount was too much 
for the craft. 47 passengers were on the Ethan 
Allen at the time of its capsizing. 


The cruise ship Ethan Allen capsized in choppy wa- 
ters in Lake George with 47 people on board and an 
understaffed crew. 20 people were killed. 

BLOSSBURG, Pennsylvania- Some Tioga 
County school students were not able to attend 
school, being as their school buses never showed 
up. The extreme cold temperatures kept five 
of the buses in the Southern Tioga School Dis- 
trict from starting, as the fuel in their tanks had 
turned into gel. Students in the Mansfield and 
Blossburg areas were directly affected by this, 
an estimated 150 students stayed home from 
school. Some parents in the district were sur- 
prised that there was school at all, considering 
that many students have to walk long distances 
to their respective bus stops. The Southern Tio- 
ga School District has said that should there be 
a problem like this again, the district will resort 
to a two-hour-delay scenario. 

All information taken from and 


Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 

College students now included in Nielson television 
ratings; shows young adults watch will benefit the most 


11 you 

College students are impacting 
the Nielsen Television Ratings 
system for the first time in the 
system's history. 

When Arthur Nielsen in- 
vented his system in the sixties, 
its main purpose 
was to track what 
people were 
watching on TV. 
Until now it has 
never tracked 
the viewing of 
people outside 
the home. But 
due to recent 
losses in adver- 
tising revenue, the Nielsen system 
will now move into the world of 
college students. 

The loss in revenue is hard to 
explain, but according to 
the loss may be the result of voung 
adults turning to alternate sources 
of entertainment such as video 
games, the internet and even their 
iPods. The advertising companies 
are hoping that'this new informa- 
tion will let them know whether 


in get t 

e 20, they could 
ng it for the next 
ars," Brad Algate, 

it would be profitable to buy time 
during certain shows that young 
adults may watch. 

These shows until now have 
been thought to be highly under- 
rated. Shows like "Family Guy" 
and "America's Next Top Model" 
expected to gain up to one 
full point in the 
ratings this week 
when the new in- 
formation is tal- 
lied. One point in 
the rating system 
is approximate- 
■ ly one percent 

)rizon Media, said. 

jump in ratings 
should assure the advertisers that 
students are still watching TV, 
even if they aren't at home. 

Some of the advertisers al- 
ready see the benefits of such 
information. Brad Adgate, senior 
vice president for research at Hori- 
zon Media, knows the importance 
of getting people to buy a prod- 
uct at a young age. "If you can get 
them using your product at age 20, 
they could be using it for the next 

60 years," Adgate said. 

According to politicalgateway. 
com, students represented about 
50 percent of the unmeasured 
audience. Other unmeasured TV 
sets are bars, restaurants, stores, 
and gyms. But plans are already 
in store for ways to monitor these 
sets as well. Alan Wurtzel, Presi- 
dent of Research at NBC Univer- 
sal thinks this is a very important 
step in obtaining audience in- 
formation. "The holy grail here 
is how to measure consumers as 
they go from TV to iPod to cell 
phone and back," Wurtzel said. 

As with many new ideas and 
items, there is a pitfall to moni- 
toring college students. Matt Brit- 
ton, chief of brand development 
for Mr. Youth, a marketing firm 
based in New York warns that 
this generation of young adults 
may not be paying attention to 
their TV while it is on. "College 
students have the television on in 
the background at the same time 
they undoubtedly have their com- 
puters on," Britton said. "They're 
online searching Facebook, doing 
research, shopping." 


Shows like Family Guy are expected to receive at least a point more 
(approximately one percent of 1 10,000,000 households) in the Nielson 
ratings now that college students are included in the tallying. 

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Flashlight -7 

"Quick! Do something manly!": The Flashlight editors 
share their favorite 2007 Super Bowl commercials 

Some people watch the Super Bowl 
for the game and others watch it sim- 
ply for the advertisements. Accord- 
ing to, advertisers paid $2.6 
million for a 30-second spot. Even 
if some ads were disappointing, we 
wanted to share our favorites. 
Kara Newcomer 
My favorite commercial would have 
to be the Blockbuster ad for their 
new online service. As the rabbit is 
"clicking" a mouse he asks the guin- 
ea pig, "Are you sure this clicking 
this thing will get us online?" They 
continue to torture the poor mouse 
in their attempts to access the inter- 
net. It was the hardest I laughed at a 
commercial in a very long time. 

Features Editors 
Joe Seroski 

I especially enjoyed the ad for Gar- 
min in which the driver in the car 
turned into a gigantic robot to fight 
the other robot. I found it to be 
creative and stupid which to me 
equalled funny. 

Brittany Seranni 
My favorite commercial was the 
Nationwide K-Fed ad where Feder- 
line is imagining himself as a popu- 
lar hip-hop artist when, in reality, 
he works in a fast food restaurant. I 
thought the best part was when K- 
Fed is shocked out of his daydream 
by his manager yelling, "Federline! 

Sports Editors 
Carl Frederick 

When it comes down to rock, pa- 
per, scissors for a Bud-Light you 
can't go wrong. Instead of playing 
the rock, paper, scissors game we 
all know about, one man decides to 
take it to another level. 

Toby Motyka 
I have to say I enjoyed the Career commercials, particu- 
larly the one focusing on perfor- 
mance evaluations. There's noth- 
ing more accurate in depicting a 
bad evaluation than falling from a 
tree while screaming "I'll be a team 
player!" and getting up covered in 
binder cups. Sheer brilliance. 


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Hannibal Rising (R) 
The Good Shepherd (R) 
The Messengers (PG-13) 

Dreamgirls (PG-13) 

News Editors 
Andrew Ostroski 

Without a doubt, my favorite com- 
mercial of the night was the Emer- 
ald Nuts commercial featuring... yes, 
ladies and gendemen, Mr. Robert 
Goulet. Clearly, this was a stroke of 
pure genius. I mean, it was just so... 
entertaining. Goulet! 

Michelle Landis 
I'd have to say that my favorite com- 
mercial was Budweiser's fake dalma- 
tion ad. An adorable white, little dog 
feels left out when he sees a parade 
for a dalmation. The dog gets dirty 
and eventually gets to be in his own 
parade. It was so cute. 

Advertising Manager 
Isaac Pragle 
My favorite ad would be the ani- 
mated Coke one because everyone 
knows that you can solve world 
peace with a can of coke! 

Before the 2006 Super Bowl, Coca-Cola hadn't shown an ad during the 
big game since 1998. The soft drink company showed a total of three 
ads during the game, one of which was new. 

rockers The Shins are back with their 
newest effort "Wincing the Night Away" 


Flashlight Web Editor 
The latest effort from Albuquer- 
que, N.M. natives The Shins enti- 
tled "Wincing the Night Away" is a 
step in the right direction for these 
indie rockers. 

The Shins are comprised of 
James Mercer, Dave Hernandez, 
Marty Crandall and Jesse Sando- 
valare and are likely best known for 
their appearance on the soundtrack 
for Zach Braff's cult classic film 
"Garden State" playing the song 
"New Slang." 

"Wincing the Night Away" is 
the Shins third full length release 
from Sub Pop Records. Over the 
years Sub Pop has been responsible 
for releasing albums for such artists 
as Soundgarden, Nirvana and the 
Postal Service. 

"Wincing the Night Away" was 
produced by lead man James Mer- 
cer and Joe Chiccarelli who is best 
known for producing albums for 
Beck and U2. The album also fea- 
tures a notable guest appearance by 
Chris Funk of the Decemberists. 

Unlike previous works by the 
Shins, this album takes small steps 
towards breaking them free from the 
format they have been known for. 

The opening track "Sleep- 
ing Lessons," one of a number of 
tracks inspired by Mercer's bouts 
with insomnia, starts with an ambi- 
ent introduction infused with slight 
vocal distortion that slowly builds 
to an upbeat rock n' roll climax. 
This track is a clear step out of their 
comfort zone of traditional indie- 


The new Shins album features a guest appearance by Chris Funk of the 

pop anthems. 

The first single from this album 
"Phantom Limb" is lyrically imagi- 
native and melodic. It takes the lis- 
tener to an intimate and comfort- 
able place, something the Shins are 
well known for. 

The track "Girl Sailor" is a la- 
ment for lost love. A melancholy 
track infused with beautifully struc- 
tured lyrics and melodies. 

Other standout tracks on the 
album include "A Comet Appears" 
and "Sea Legs" both of which are 
excellendy executed and concise, 
lyrically and musically. 

Throughout the record there are 
small deviations in the instrumenta- 

tion and lyrical execution from what 
listeners have heard on their previ- 
ous releases "Chutes Too Narrow" 
and "Oh, Inverted World". They 
are beginning to experiment more 
with guitar and vocal effects. 

While "Wincing the Night 
Away" may not he groundbreaking, 
it is a logical step forward for the 
band. This release is full of subde- 
ties both lyrically and musically that 
make this a solid record. 

Currendy the Shins are on a 
small US. tour to promote this al- 
bum playing tour dates with Vive 
Voce across the country. They will 
be finishing out the tour with two 
dates late in February in London. 

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Mansfield University 

Got a few extra dollars? 

Valentine's D 

Check out Jim Trippon's annual list of the 
most outrageously expensive gifts for 2007 

Bombardier Global Express 
XRS executive jet is avail- 
able for a mere $48 million. This 
is a little ridiculous considering 
a college student could purchase 
a house, a car, pay off his or her 
student loans and then some. 
Not only that, but who really 
needs his or her own jet? 

Bling H 2 botded water 
boasts that it has "more 
than a pretty taste/' and it 
should, considering each bottle 
costs $40. The recyclable frost- 
ed glass bottles are covered with 
Swarovski crystals. Bling H 2 
won the gold medal at Berkley 
Springs International Water 
Tasting Festival. 


eil Lane, jewelry de- 
signer for Hollywood 
stars, created a sapphire and 
diamond necklace and dia- 
mond drop earrings. Your 
significant other can wear 
this set for $2 million. 

Thinking about popping 
the big question? Tif- 
fany & Co. makes a 7.5 carat 
diamond and platinum en- 
gagement ring for $845,000 
that is sure to make the 
answer an emphatic "YES!" 

Images from and 

What you wish you could buy, 
what you will end up buying 
as a broke college student and 
some lesser known 
Valentine's Day trivia 


Joe Seroski 

Brittany Serafini 

Features Co-editors 


Americans love spending money on their significant 
others for Valentine's Day. According to the National 
Retail Federation (NRF), Americans spent $13.7 bil- 
lion on Valentine's Day last year. For 2006, the average 
American spent $100.89, and that is expected to in- 
crease this year. Jim Trippon, CPA and an authority on 
the money habits of self-made millionaires, has released 
his annual list of the most outrageously expensive gifts 

Thursday, February 8. 2007 

Mansfield University 



Thoughtful, homemade gift i 

Book of Reasons 

If you are in a committed re- 
lationship, a great way to show 
your devotion is through a 
book of reasons why you 
love your significant other. 
Take a 6 by 6 scrapbook and 
write out anywhere from 10 
to 101 reasons. This takes a 
lot of time to do, but it is well 
worth the effort. 

Heart Puzzle 

Buy some red construction 
paper and get some cardboard 
then cut them out in a heart- 
shape. Put a message in the 
heart and cut it up into puzzle 
pieces then have your loved 
one put together the pieces of 
the puzzle. 

Love Song Mix Tape (CD) 

Get a CD or cassette and throw 
together the most meaningful 
and important songs that de- 
scribe your relationship then 
make a mix CD or tape and 
give it to your lover. 

Five Guys in the Kitchen 

Five (or any number) couples 
get together for a fun dinner, 
but it's the guys who make all 
the arrangements and do the 
cooking. Keep it simple or go 
all out, this idea can let the 
women relax while the guys do 
all the work. 


Take the time and make your 
loved one some baked goods. 
Nothing says "I love you" like 
a brownie with frosting or 
some chocolate chip cookies. 

Book of Coupons 

Create a book of a collection 
of homemade coupons for 
your loved one. Include spe- 
cial coupons like one free back 
massage and a dinner date. 

Love Quote a Day 

Buy a small box, container or 
basket. Then look online, in 
books or movies and type up 
your favorite quotes onto a list 
then cut them up, fold them 
and put them in the box, con- 
tainer, etc. so whenever your 
loved one is feeling down all 
they have to do is look at one 
of the quotes. 

Crayon Messages 

For something a litde more 
creative (and cheap), buy a box 
of 64 (or other sizes) Crayola 
crayons. On each crayon, write 
a reason why you love your 
partner or a great memory you 
have of your time together. 


Here are some facts you probably didn't 
know about Valentine's Day 

• In the late 
1800s, Richard 
Cadbury created 
the first Valen- 
tine's Day candy 

• About 3 percent 
of pet owners will 
give Valentine's 
Day gifts to their 

• An estimated 
one billion Val- 
entine cards are 
sent each year, 
and 85 percent 
of those are sent 

• Verona, Italy, the 
town where William 
Shakespeare's "Romeo 
and Juliet" takes place, 
receives 1 ,000 love let- 
ters addressed to Juliet 
each Valentine's Day. 

Images from 

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Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 

from the editor's desk" 

This past Sunday Superbowl 
XLI was the third most 
watched event in television 
history. So if you didn't catch 
it you are most definitely in 
the minority. 

Of course everyone tunes 
in for the game, but that 
isn't the only thing people 
are watching on Superbowl 
Sunday, they're looking for 
the best commercials too. 
Even people that typically 
change the channel during 
the commercials because they 
can't stand them are sticking 
around during the Superbowl 

Each year it seems to be 
a competition of who can 
come up with the best ad. 
Companies are constantly 
trying to outdo one another 
during the Superbowl and 
are even willing to pay up to 
$2.6 million for a 30 second 
spot - after all it was the third 
most watched program in the 
history of television. 

This year I found ( and I 
think most people will agree) 
that the commercials overall 
were not that funny. There 
were a few that stuck out- 
which you can read about on 
pg. 7 of this weeks issue- but 
for the most part the com- 
mercials were average or not 
funny at all. 

Of the few that were 
good amusing commercials 
there has been a bit of con- 

Superbowl commercials: Is 
America becoming too sensitive? 

First, Kevin Federline who 
is mostly known for marry- 
ing and divorcing Britney 
Spears, appeared in a spot 
for Nationwide, an insurance 

Nationwide has a series 
of commercials featuring 
their "Life comes at you fast" 
slogan which is supposed 
to emphasize the need for 
people to plan their futures. 

In this particular com- 
mercial it snaps from Feder- 
lines music video to him get- 
ting yelled at by his manager, 
"Federline! Fries!" followed 
by Nationwides "Life comes 
at you fast" slogan. 

I thought it was one of 
the funniest commercials es- 
pecially since the guy has the 
guts to make fun of himself 
on national television in front 
of millions. 

However there has al- 
ready been controversy over 
the commercial. The Na- 
tional Restaurant Association 
wrote a letter to the CEO 
of Nationwide saying that 
the commercial "gives the 
impression that working in a 
restaurant is demeaning and 

Its a Superbowl ad for 
goodness sake, its meant 
to entertain! The idea that 
someone would take that ad 
personally is ridiculous. I've 
worked at a restaurant and 
honestly — it's not always a 
cup of tea and most people 
who work in the business 
know that! 

Nationwide released a 
statement stating that the 
commercial is only making 
fun of one persons particular 
situation and that the ad is 

not to insult the many people 
who work in the fast food 

The next ad that has 
created a bit of a buzz is the 
Snickers commercial where 
two men share the candy 
bar and accidently end up 
kissing. So to make up for 
the kiss they "do something 
manly," and tear out their 
chest hair. 

Honestly, it wasn't one 
of the funnier ones for me, 
but it wasn't horrible. Snick- 
ers also had three alternate 
endings that you could see at They were 

1 . An old man asked how he 
could get on the love boat. 

2. Instead of pulling out 
chest hair they each drank a 
quart of motor oil. 

3. One man hit the other 
with a wrench and then got 
his head slammed in the 
hood of the car. 

These three alternate 
endings were supposed to be 
aired after the Superbowl but 
Snickers has now pulled all of 
the commercials from televi- 
sion and the internet (you 
can still watch it at 
if you missed it) because of a 
public outcry. 




The Gay & Lesbian Al- 
liance Against Defamation 
(GLAAD) spoke out against 
the commercials, stating 
"That Snickers, Mars and the 
NFL would promote and 
endorse this kind of prejudice 
is simply inexcusable." 

In a statement released by 
Masterfoods they said, "We 
know that humor is highly 
subjective and understand 
that some people may have 
found the ad offensive. Clear- 
ly that was not our intent." 

Undoubtably this com- 
mercial is a bit more offensive 
than the Nationwide ad and I 
can understand why people are 
upset. But again— it's a Super- 
bowl commercial. It's supposed 
to entertain. Maybe Snickers 
did cross the line with this one, 
but I'm not quite sure. It was 
simply humor that most of the 
straight and gay people I know 
found funny. 

Again, its a Superbowl 
commercial. It's meant to 
entertain. People need to stop 
analyzing everything so care- 
fully and just take it for what 
it is. Since when did America 
become so sensitive that we 
let a Superbowl commercial 
bother us?? 

Image from 

The Snickers ad in 
question features 
two mechanics who 
share a candy bar 
and a kiss. Snick- 
ers pulled the spot 
which didn't even 
make the "Top Ten" 
Superbowl Com- 
mercials list. 

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Flashlight Movie Quiz 

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Answer the questions below to find out if 

you are an expert. 

1 . How many years has 
William Somerset been a 
police officer? 

A. 26 years 

B. 34 years 

C. 16 years 

D. 38 years 

2. What is John Doe's apart- 
ment number? 

A. 604 

B. 708 

C. 404 

D. 600 

3. John Doe punishes 
people guilty of committing 
the seven deadly sins, which 
sin does he target first? 

A. Gluttony 

B. Wrath 

C. Pride 

D. Sloth 

4. How many notebooks are 
found in John Does 

A. 350 

B. 900 

C. 2000 

D. 1050 

5. When John Doe sur- 
renders he is covered in the 
blood of three people, which 
is NOT one of them? 

A. The lust victim 

B. His own blood 

C. The pride victim 

D. Tracy Mills 

6. What day of the week 
does the final scene of the 
film take place? 

A. Monday 

B. Thursday 

C. Sunday 

D. Saturday 

7. How many times does 
Detective Mills shoot John 

A. 10 

B. 6 
C 3 
D. 13 

8. Which victim is the only 
one that John Doe actually 
killed himself. 

A. Sloth 

B. Gluttony 

C. Pride 

D. He killed all of them 

9. What is John Doe refer- 
ing to when he says "He 
didn't know," in the final 
scene of the film? 

A. Somerset was retiring 

B. Mills' wife was 

C. Somerset has a child 

D. Doe kidnapped Mills' 

10. What was Detective 
Mills sin? 

A. Wrath 

B. Envy 

C. Pride 

D. Greed 

1 1 . A delivery van arrives on 
the scene during the final 
scene of the movie, what is 
the name of the company? 

A. FedEx 

B. Speedy Delivery 

C. Crosstown Express 


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in John Does apartment, 
where is it from? 

A. Walmart 

B. Leather and Lace 

C. Sears 

D. Wild Bill's Leather 

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Several Mountaineers compete in the 13th annual Mansfield Boxing 
Invitational: Universities throughout the country compete in event 


Flashlight Writer 
The 13th annual Mansfield Boxing 
invitational was held on Saturday 
night and 10 Mansfield fighters were 
inaction. The crowd was excited and 
the fighters did not disappoint. 

The first fight was at 145 pounds 
between Mansfield's Matt Bolt and 
Deonte Dawson from Army. Both 
fighters came out swinging. Bolt 
threw some nice right handed shots 
that connected and Dawson got 
a few left jabs in for an even first 
round. In the third round Dawson 
took control with left jab and the 
referee decided to stop the fight. "I 
thought I did alright," Bolt said. "I 
came out real fast, and next week I'm 
going to work on pacing myself." 

The next match was at 1 56 be- 
tween Adam Graves from Mansfield 
and Ryle Stous from Army. Stous 
came out early with some punches 
and continually grabbed Graves and 
caused the ref to intervene. Graves 
came out in the second round and 
landed some good left right com- 
bos, however, Stous would continue 
his attack and the referee stopped 
the fight giving the win to Stous. 

At 1 95 pounds Josh Formaneck 
from Mansfield fought Robert My- 
ers from Army. Myers started fast 
with good right left combos and 
kept attacking Formaneck. Forma- 

neck's long reach made him able to 
get some good rights in, but Myers 
caught him with a shot to the face 
and Formaneck started bleeding. 
The ref then called the fight and 
gave Myers the win. 

Next up was Erica Martin from 
Mansfield versus Kathryn Hill of 
Lock Haven. Both Martin and 
Hill came out fighting connecting 
on some good punches. "I tried to 
connect on my punches and just 
do what they taught me," Martin 
said. In the second round, Hill got 
some good rights and connected on 
a combo, but Martin came right 
back with two good combos in a 
row. The fight came down to judge's 
decision and Hill received the vic- 
tory. "I felt I did well for my first 
fight and I'm excited for next week," 
Martin said. 

The next fight was at heavy- 
weight bout between Chris Phifer 
of Mansfield and Pat Frost of the 
Coast Guard Academy. Frost land- 
ed some rights while Phifer focused 
on connecting with his jab. "I tried 
to work my jab and I always feel 
comfortable with it," Phifer said. 
"This was a good test for me. I'm 
not pushed that much in practice 
so this was a great challenge,". 
Both fighters continued to go after 
each other the whole fight, punch- 
es. It was a good match and came 

down to judges decision and Phifer 
won the match. "I'm real happy 
with Chris," Coach Gillespie said. 
"He is basically in charge of prac- 
tice and he does a great job with 
the boxing club." 

Mansfield sTaz Burrows would go 
up against Mike Dclporte from Get- 
tysburg. Delporte came out strong 
and was able to connect on some big 
right hands. Burrows was knocked 
down but was able to get right back 
up. Early in the second round Del- 
porte landed some big punches and 
the referee stopped the fight so the 
trainer could look at Burrows. Del- 
porte picked up the decision 

Dane Denmon fought next for 
Mansfield against Travis Murray 
from the Coast Guard. Murray 
came out attacking landing some 
big punches. The referee stopped 
the fight in the first round and gave 
the win to Murray. 

The next fight put Roi Ligon from 
Mansfield against Andy Pizzaro of 
Lock Haven. Both fighters were 
able to get in some nice punches 
throughout the match. The judge's 
decision was unanimous giving Piz- 
zaro the win. 

Jarrell Hill was next lor Mansfield 
at 139 pounds against Mike Bechdel 
of Lock Haven. Hill dominated the 
fight from the very beginning. He 
was able to connect with his right 

hand early and often. The 
referee stopped the fight in 
the second round giving 
the win to Hill. "I didn't 
take him for granted and 
that was very important. 
I was calm and the fans 
really got me hyped," said 

The last fight of the 
night was Mansfield's 
Dan Lawrence against 
Danny Marrero from 
Lock Haven. Marrero 
came out fast connecting 
on some combos. Mar- 
rero had control of the 
fight most of the way. 
The judges gave a unani- 
mous decision win to 
Marrero. "I need to work 
on my conditioning and 
get better for next week," 
Lawrence said. 

Mansfield's boxers 
were competitive in their 
matches and posted two 
wins out of the ten they 
fought in. Mansfield was 
one of the smaller schools 
at the invitational. Army, 
Coast Guard, Lock Haven 
and Gettysburg." were a small pro- 
gram and we don't have the kind of 
facilities these other programs do," 
Coach Gillespie said. "We had some 


Although Mansfield boxer Erica Martin came 
out on the losing end of her bout, she fought 
until the final bell rang. Coach Gillespie was 
peud of his team's efforts despite the losses 

new boxers that were fighting for the 
first time and they're getting better, 

Next weekend the boxers will 
head o Army and the following 
weekend will go to Lock Haven. 

Mountaineer swimmers enjoy solid day in the pool: Tricia 
Learn wins twice qualifying for the PSAC Championships 


Flashlight News-Co Editor 
Sophomore Tricia Learn swam 
a PSAC Championship qualify- 
ing time in the 200 freestyle at 
the ESU Invintational on Satur- 
day, Feb. 3 in East Stroudsburg. 

According to head coach 
Danita Fox, the atmosphere in 
and near the pool at the ESU 
Invintational - was friendly. 

"The nature of the meet was 
to make an environment that's 
open to all athletes, for them to 
get in and try their best," Fox said. 
It was interesting to see competi- 
tors cheer on other athletes from 
other teams to qualify for PSACs." 

Learn placed first in the 200 
free with a PSAC qualifying time of 
3:03.65. "When I jumped in I just 
decided that I was gonna go as hard 
as I can. I wasn't going to think about 
qualifying," Learn said. "When 
I was done, I was like, 'sweet'!" 

Learn won the 500 freestyle 
with a time of 5:32.06. She also 
placed eighth in the 1 00 free (59.06). 

Senior Abbe Tipton, who is 
currently preparing for her final 
competition with the Mountaineers, 
qualified for the PSAC Champion- 
ship earlier in this season. Tipton fin- 
ished second in the 100 backstroke 
in East Stroudsburg with a time of 
1:02.84. She finished after Millers- 
ville's Sarah Johnson (1 :02.72). Tip- 
ton also came in second in the 200 
backstroke with a time of 2:15.23. 

Tipton was pleased with the 
team's overall performance. "We 
were pumped. We were ready. 
We were nervous and it made 
us swim faster," Tipton said. 

Sophomore Mary Tucker 
placed third for the Mountaineers 
in the 1650 free with a time of 
20:25.10. Tucker came in fourth in 
the 500 free with a time of 5:59.67. 

Freshman Tamar Maloney, 
who also qualified for the PSAC 
Championship this season, was 
third in the 500 free with a time of 
5:46.94. Maloney was sixth in the 
200 individual medley (2.26.67). 

Maloney swam strong and 

was proud of her performance de- 
spite end of season fatigue. "Even 
though today's times weren't my 
best times, they were still around 
my best," Maloney said. "Obvi- 
ously we've been training really 
hard and it's nice to know that 
I can swim that way when I"ve 
been training hard and I'm tired." 

Junior Maureen Maikner 
came in fifth in the 200 breast- 
stroke (2:50.57) and placed eighth 
in the 100 breaststroke. Fresh- 
man Sarah Koontz was eighth in 
the 200 free (2:18.13). The 200 
medley relay team of Tipton, 
Koontz, Maikner and Maloney 
finished fifth out of nine teams. 

Fox was pleased with the team's 
overall performance. "We went 
with the initial goal to qualify more 
swimmers for PSACs and to get 
some personal best times. We ac- 
complished those goals, so I'd say 
we did a pretty good job," Fox said. 

The Mansfield University 
women's swim team will be spend- 
ing the next few weeks prepar- 


Sophomore Mary Tucker was one of the Mountaineers to enjoy a solid 
day in the pool. Tucker finished third in the 1650 freestyle race while 
registering fourth and sixth place finishes in the 500 free and 200 IM. 

ing for the PSAC Champion- 
ship, which takes place on Feb. 
-22-25 at Cumberland Valley High 
School in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

"There are six women on the 
PSAC squad, four of which have 
qualified for individual events." 

Fox said. "Over the next weeks 
we'll be getting ready for those 
events specifically, working on re- 
lays, doing some fine tuning; we'll 
just continue our work and get a 
litte more focused on the meet." 

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Sanrord, Hall, Learn pick 
up all-academic XC Honors 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 

Three members of the Mountain- 
eer cross-country earned Divi- 
sion II All-Academic honors as 
announced by the US Track and 
Field and Cross Country Coach- 
es Association (USTFCCCA). 

Dave Sanford, Rachel Hall 
and Tricia Learn were all hon- 
ored along with the Mountain- 
eer women's team which earned 
All-Academic Team Honors. 

The U.S. Track and Field and 
Cross Country Coaches Asso- 


Dave Sanford was one of three in- 
dividuals from the Cross-Country 
team to earn all-academic honors 

ciation announced Thursday that 
92 women's programs are Divi- 
sion II All-Academic Teams for 
the 2006 cross country season. 

For schools to qualify as an 
All-Academic Team, the student- 
athletes on their NCAA squad list 
must have a cumulative team GPA 
of 3.0 or higher. The Mountaineer 
women tallied a 3.17- cumula- 
tive team GPA to earn the honor. 

To qualify for individual Divi- 
sion II All-Acaemic honors, a stu- 
dent-athlete must have a minimum 
cumulative grade-point average of 
3.25 and finish in the top 30 at the re- 
gional cross country championships. 

Dave Sanford earned the honor 
in his first semester at Mansfield, 
while Rachel Hall and Tricia Learn 
represented the women's team. 

"Weve got such great student- 
athletes on our squads," coach Mike 
Rohl said. "They put academics be- 
fore athletics and still excel at both." 

The Mountaineers are now 
midway through the indoor track 
season with the CTC Champion- 
ships on the horizon. Sanford and 
Hall are amongst the PSAC lead- 
ers in their respective events this 
winter while Learn will represent 
Mansfield in the PSAC swimming 
Championships later this month. 

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Word on the Street: What did Mansfield University 
students do for the Superbowl? 

Carlos Perez 
Major: Communications 

"I had a party in the commons with several of my 
friends. We had plenty of food and we really enjoyed the 

Josh Herman 
Major: Criminal Justice 

"I just watched it in the dorms, with abunch of my friends. 
We had a ton of food from hotdogs to pizza, we had every 

Major: Elementary Education 

" 1 watched it at the New Life Church. Their were over 
170 people in attendance, and the food and entertainment 
were excellent." 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Mountaineers remain in PSAC playoff contention with split decisions this past 
week: Mallory Hafer breaks single-season school record of three pointers 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield Women's Basketball 
team was coming off a pair of tough 
PSAC East losses on the road. The 
Mountaineers needed a win to put 
them back in the hunt for the PSAC 


Marisa Gaeta was very productive in the starting 
lineup this past week. She had 13 points in the 
victory over the Bloomsburg Huskies. 

East tide. They looked to get that 
win at home against Bloomsburg 
University on Wednesday, Jan. 31. 

The Huskies took a 30-27 lead 
into the locker room after an evenly 
played first half. Mansfield came out 
and took the lead five minutes into 
the second half, 39-38 on back-to- 
back three pointers 
by Mallory Hafer. 
After grabbing the 
lead, the Mountain- 
eers continued to 
stretch it out over 
the course of the 
second half and 
never looked back, 
eventually winning 
by a final of 64-54. 

"Mallory 's three's 
really changed the 
momentum of the 
game in our favor 
and Jessica Uhrich 
came through with 
a typical all-around 
game," Head Coach 
Ruth Herman- 
sen said. "We also 
got a nice boost 
underneath from 
Merrisa Gaeta." 

Mansfield domi- 
nated the game on 
both ends of the 
court. Uhrich fin- 

ished the game with a game high 
19 points. Gaeta put up 13 points 
and pulled down eight rebounds 
in her first collegiate start. Ha- 
fer put up nine of her 16 total 
points in the second half, all on 
three-point baskets. With her 62nd 
three-pointer of the season, Hafer 
broke the program's single season 
record for most 3-pointers, origi- 
nally set by Jill Masker in 1997-98. 

The Mountaineers matched 
their offensive dominance with a 
strong defensive presence on the 
other end. Bloomsburg went with- 
out a basket from the field for al- 
most 1 1 minutes and did not score 
a basket until there was only 50 
seconds left in the game. Mansfield 
held an 18-8 advantage in that span. 
The Mountaineers also dominated 
the glass in the second half, pull- 
ing down 16 of their 19 offensive 
rebounds over that time frame. 
The win put the Mountaineers at 
11-9 and 4-2 in the PSAC East. 

Mansfield took the win over 
the Huskies into Millersville on Sat- 
urday, hoping to complete the sea- 
son sweep of the Maurauders,but it 
was not to be. As well as the Moun- 
taineers played last Wednesday, they 
played just as poorlv at Millersville. 

The Mountaineers were unable 
to buy a basket in the first half, scor- 
ing only 15 points and trailing 31- 

1 5 at halftime. 
Nothing changed 
in the second 
half for the ice 
cold Mountain- 
eers, who contin- 
ued to struggle 
offensively and 
lost the game 
by a lopsided 
final of 69-33. 

shot only 22 
percent from 
the floor for the 
game, which was 
the worst shoot- 
ing performance 
in over nine 
seasons for the 
program. It was 
the worst loss 
for the Moun- 
taineers since 
a 76-28 defeat 
by Drury Uni- 
versity in 2003. 

Gaeta and 
sophomore Em- 
ily Akins led the Mountaineers with 
seven points each. Uhrich scored 
six of her own while point guard 
Courtney Brooks added five. The 
loss put Mansfield at 11-10 on 
the season, 4-3 in the PSAC East. 

The Mountaineers will next be 


Mallory Hafer will look to add on to her already re- 
cord breaking three point mark in PSAC East play. 

in action on Wednesday, Feb. 7 when 
thev travel to Kutztown for their 
second game of the season against 
the Golden Bears. Mansfield won 
the first meeting 63-55 at Decker 
Gymnasium. Uhrich had 16 
points and a game high 1 1 rebounds. 

Mountaineer Track and Field continues to impress: 
Individual and team records set in NYC and at Cornell 


Flaslhight Sports Writer 
More records fell as the Mansfield 
University indoor track and field 
teams competed in the New Bal- 
ance Invitational, Friday Feb. 2, in 
New York City and the Cornell In- 
vitational, Saturday Feb. 3, at Cor- 
nell University in Ithica, NY. 

Junior Jamie Switzer medaled 
in the 100th Millrose Games in 
Madison Square Garden Friday. 
Her school record walk-run time of 
7:45.25 placed her sixth in the USA 
Championship Mile Walk. Sweitzer, 
who was one of three collegiate 
athletes in the field, finished 1:33.13 
behind first place walker Loretta 
Schuellein of Walk USA. 

"I'm extremely excited for Ja- 
mie," head coach Mike Rohl said. 
"She really rose to the occasion. 
That is an amazingly fast time." 

"I cried when I realized that I 
had medaled," Sweitzer said about 
her performance. "It was just in- 
credible to be able to achieve some- 
thing like that." 

Juniors Dave Sanford and Bry- 
an Morseman, sophomore Bryan 

Falcone and freshman John-Mark 
Stoltz set a new school record in 
the men's distance medley relay with 
a time of 10:11.88. The new mark 
bested the team's old record, set 
earlier this season, by ten seconds. 
The team's performance is the 8th 
best time in NCAA Division II this 
season and qualified them for the 
national championship. 

The Mountaineers continued 
their winning ways when they trav- 
eled to Cornell University Saturday 
for their second meet of the week- 
end. Senior Nicole Dann broke the 
school record in the 1,000 meter 
with an impressive time of 3:00.74. 
"As I was approaching the finish 
line I could see the time and with 
the last few steps my legs felt like 
Jell-O," Dann said. "1 knew I really 
had to push through it to make that 
three minute mark." 

Sanford, fresh off his team's 
dominant DMR performance on 
Friday, placed first in the mile with 
a PSAC qualifying time of 4:25.07. 
Morseman finished a close second 
in the event with a time of 4:25.98. 

Junior Ricky Jones tied his 

own mark in the 60 meter dash 
and picked up a fourth place finish, 
while freshman Mike Gray placed 
second in the shot put with a throw 
of 14.47 meters. 

Also qualifying for PSAC's 
events were senior Rachel Hall 
and sophomore Marisa Froncz- 
kiewicz who tied in the 800 with 
times of 2:24. 

Freshman Christyna Cain and 
Jessica Wagner and junior Amanda 
Streeter all finished the 3,000 meter 
run with personal best times. Cain 
finished in fourth place in the event 
with a time of 1 1 : 1 9.49, followed by 
Wagner in seventh place at 1 1:32.73 
and Streeter in eighth. Junior Ka- 
trina Brumfield also finished sev- 
enth in the 300. 

Mansfield's next meet will be 
the Collegiate Track Conference 
Championships, Saturday Feb. 10 
in New Haven, GT. The event, in 
which Mansfield placed third last 
year, will be the Mountaineers first 
team scored event of the season. It 
will also be the first of four cham- 
pionships scheduled through the 
remainder of the season. 


After an impressive showing in the outdoor season this past fall, the 
Mountaineer track and field team is breaking school records by the 
week during the indoor season. This winter's team has many key con- 
tributors, all of whom are turning heads around Division II athletics. 

They will then travel to Ohio 
for the Kent State Last Chance 

meet. The date for that is set two 
weeks from now on Feb. 17." 

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Mansfield university ♦> Volume 89, Issue 3 ❖ Thursday, February 8, 2007 

Mansfield continues up and down season as first half of PSAC East play em 

Mountaineers remain one game out of the 4th and final playoff spot in the division 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield Mountaineers were- 
able to put together two solid per- 
formances in a week that saw them 
split their games. The split brings 
Mansfield to 7-14 overall and 3-4 in 
PSAC East play. 

In their first game of the week 
the Bloomsburg Huskies came into 
Decker Gymnasium to take on the 
Mountaineers. The Mountaineers 
and the Huskies played a relatively 
close first half. John Hampton 
scored 14 points in the first half to 
lead the Mountaineers to a 34-28 
advantage at halftime. 

Bloomsburg started the second 
half on fire. They not only tied the 
game within the first two minutes, 
but built up a lead as big as six be- 
fore Brandon Lawley hit a lay-up 
to give the Mountaineers a 50-49 
lead with just over twelve minutes 
remaining. Mansfield went up by 
as many as six before Bloomsburg 
would regain the lead with 69-68 
with three minutes remaining. Chris 
Pender was fouled with ten seconds 
left and the Mountaineers trailed by 
one. He missed the first foul shot, 
but was able to hit the second to 
send the game into overtime. 

In overtime, Terrance Williams 

took over scoring six of the twelve 
points for the Mountaineers. Chris 
Greene and Hampton hit foul shots 
down the stretch to secure the 85- 
82 victory for the Mountaineers. 

John Hampton led five Moun- 
taineer players in double figures with 
25 points. Brandon Lawley had 1 9 
points and 10 rebounds to go with 
his 7 steals. Bloomsburg was lead 
by Matt Jefferson, who scored 29 
points and pulled in 12 rebounds. 
Mansfield was out shot by the Hus- 
kies 52 percent to 46 percent, but 
the Huskies turned the ball over 23 
times to Mansfield's 16. 

Up next for the Mountaineers 
was a trip to Millersville to take on 
the Marauders. The Mountaineers 
started off strong, taking an 11-3 
lead to start the game. Millersville 
answered with a 24-0 run and 
took a 27-1 1 lead. The lead grew 
as large as 18. Mansfield cut the 
lead to 14 at the half, trailing the 
Marauders 45-31. 

Millersville stretched the lead 
to 20 early in the second half. Man- 
sfield clawed back only to see Mill- 
ersville extend the lead back to 1 4 or 
more points. Mansfield was able to 
cut the lead to as small as seven after 
Jouvon Webb hit two lay-ups in a 
row, but as they did all day, Millers- 

the game out of reach. Millersville 
won by a final score of 86-75. 

For the second straight game, 
John Hampton led the Mountain- 
eers in scoring. He finished with 1 9. 
The Mountaineers shot 35 percent 
from the field and 23 percent from 
beyond the arc. Millersville was 48 
percent and 45 percent respectively. 
Greg Testa led Millersville with 23 
points and Reggie Bates added 22. 

Mansfield travels to Kutztown on 
Wednesday and are back home on Sat- 
urday to take on the Cheyney Wolves. 

In their first meeting, the 
Mountaineers took down the 
Golden Bears 85-74. Brandon 
Lawley dropped in a career high 
21 points in the victory, while Da- 
vid Ben paced Kutztown with a 
game high 25. 

Cheyney and Mansfield hooked 
up earlier this semester with the 
Mountaineers coming out on top 
81-71. John Hampton put in a game 
high 23 points, which helped him 
earn PSAC East player of the week. 
Chris Greene also dished out seven 
assists playing the entire 40 minutes. 

Since then both Cheyney and 
Kutztown have moved ahead of 
Mansfield in the division standings. 

Cheyney is 12-10 overall and 
5-2 in PSAC East play, while Kutz- 
5-6 and 4-3. 


John Hampton led the Mountaineers in scoring this week. The junior 
posted 25 points in the overtime victory over Bloomsburg and notched 
19 in the loss to Millersville. He and the rest of the Mountaineers will -4} 
have to get it in gear in order to go back to the PSAC Playoffs. They cur- T 
rently are in 5th place in the division. 

Tip-off for Wednesdays game to start at 3 p.m. The game will be 
is set for 7:30 p.m. The action for the first home game for the Moun- 
the rematch against the Wolves is set taineers in over a week. 

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3 p.m. vs. Cheyney 


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Volume 89, Issue 4 ❖ Thursday, February 15, 2007 

website launched 


Black History Month 

PAGES 8-9 

Track & Field 
continues to impress 

Today's Weather 

PM Snow Showers 

High- 15°F 
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Information taken from 

Men For Progress rock campus with 
open mic night at Jazzman's Cafe 


Flashlight Writer 
With the candles lit and the crowd 
energized, Men For Progress held 
an open mic night that was a well 
deserved break from academic life 
for all of the students that attended. 
The crowd amassed to over sixty 
people, which are within the norm 
of every Open Mic night. 

There were several performers 
who covered all sorts of genres rang- 
ing from gospel, rap, and poetry. 
Sharon Thomas, a junior at Mans- 
field University, spoke highly of the 
evenings events. 

"Open Mic Night gives people 
the chance to express themselves in 
a way that they do not get to other- 
wise," Thomas said. 

Thomas's statement reflected 
the general consensus of the stu- 
dents that attended the Open Mic 
night. Many students felt that it 
was a great way to express them- 
selves and it was also a great event 
to attend. 

The show was highlighted by 

Thorn McCarthy singing "Sending 
out an S.O.S.", as well as Joe Miller 
with a guitar solo, Dom Perry and 
Kristie Terell. The Black Student 
Union provided funding for the re- 
freshments for the event while Me- 
gan Olney created smoothies for 
the students. 

Men For Progress was founded 
last semester by Mozart Guerrier 
for underrepresented males on cam- 
pus. The organization is open to all 
males on campus to discuss topics 
regarding society, sexuality and oth- 
er pressing social issues. The group 
also talks about juggling college and 
campus life. 

Don Montrose, a member of 
Men For Progress, says that more 
activities such as this are needed. 

"The students need stuff to do, 
that's why we started these events" 
said Montrose. 

The group holds weekly meet- 
ings at 4 p.m. every Friday on the 
third floor of Alumni Hall Stu- 
dent Center. The members en- 
courage all males on campus to 


Mansfield University students shared their talents at Open Mic Night. 

attend the meetings. 

Mansfield University student 
Cordell Crawley was another orga- 
nizer of the event. 

"We are trying to bring the 
community together through a se- 
ries of entertaining events in which 
every student on the campus can 
relate to," Crawley said. 

Future events include Fight 

Night Tournament, and pick up 
basketball games. The pick-up bas- 
ketball games will start Feb. 21 at 
Kelchner Fitness Center. These are 
a few events that are on the upcom- 
ing schedule. 


pg. 3 

Fifth annual Conducting Symposium allows current and 
future conductors to take a journey closer to perfection 


Flashlight Writer 
The 5th annual Conducting Sym- 
posium was held at Mansfield Uni- 
versity on Friday Feb 9 and Satur- 
day Feb. 10 at Steadman Theatre. 

The purpose of the symposium 
was to allow conducting students, 
graduates and teachers alike to in- 
teract with each other. It was also a 
chance for participants to conduct 
Mansfield students and to expand 
their knowledge and craft of con- 
ducting. Different sessions were held 
throughout the two day period. 

The symposium kicked off on 
Friday night with a session lead by 
President Maravene Loeschke. The 
goal was to get everyone to work to- 
gether, and gain better understand- 
ing and feeling of music. 

The president led the sym- 
posium participants in a series of 

unusual exercises. "The purpose of 
the exercises was to help them be 
more expressive as conductors," 
Loeschke said. 

They did things such as getting 
into groups and making themselves 
into machines at command. For ex- 
ample, they had to resemble a jel- 
lyfish and a popcorn maker, all in 
10 seconds. President Loeschke also 
asked them to dance freely around 
the theatre and later conduct a piece 
of music using whole body move- 
ments. "It was structured to take 
them on a journey," Loeschke said. 

On Saturday, conducting asso- 
ciates each took a 20 minute turn to 
conduct Mansfield's Concert Wind 
Ensemble. The conducting associ- 
ates this year were Lauren Bernard, 
Christine Eick, Timothy Eick, 
Eric Griffin, Brian Nivison, Aaron 
Robertson, Laura Weir and Brian 

Wilkins. All of the conducting as- 
sociates each had previously earned 
either an undergraduate or graduate- 
degree at Mansfield University. 

Each associate chose a piece to 
play for their 20 minute time slot. 
Pieces included Gandolf, Lord 
of the Rings by Johann De Meij, 
Sketches on a Tudor Psalm by 
Fisher Tull and Lincolnshire Posy 
by Percy Grainger. They received 
taped and live feedback from the 
Symposium Clinicians, special 
guest Chief Warrant Officer Mi- 
chael Smith, Dr. Adam Brennan 
and Dr. Nathan Rinnert. 

The clinicians offered advice to 
the associates on displaying move- 
ment, expressiveness and tempo. 

Sessions were also held to give 
advice on leadership. CWO Mi- 
chael Smith talked to the partici- 
pants about the conducting, from 

;he score to the audience. There was 
also a panel discussion with topics 
that included score study, prepara- 
tion and the importance of com- 
missioning new works. 

Wendy Griffin, one of the 
conducting associates participat- 
ing, believes that the symposium 
was very beneficial. "It is great to 
hear feedback from professionals 
who know what they are talking 
about. When you are teaching in 
the school, you are the only one in 
the room who knows what they are 
doing," Griffin said. 

Griffin also thought that it was 
enjoyable, and different. "It was re- 
freshing, very refreshing. It's a differ- 
ent perspective," Griffin said. "After 
teaching the same high school stu- 
dents everyday, it is great to conduct 
a quality college ensemble." 



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Information taken from 

Police Beat 

February 10, 2007 - Underage consumption of alcohol, 
possession of an air rifle - Police received a complaint of 
a student on the hallway of Maple B, third floor, carrying an 
air rifle. The defendant, Christopher Kinner, 20, attempted 
to conceal the rifle and denied possession or knowledge of it. 
Kinner alledgedly had also consumed alcoholic beverages and 
was cited for underage drinking and was referred to residence 
life for the alcohol and air rifle violations. 

February 9, 2007 - Underage consumption- John Stafford, 
20, was cited for underage consumption after he fell asleep in 
the dorm room of another student that he did not know. 

m ,m.:. 

T — ■ * T*T * — 1 

;hip in Harris 
for Fall 2007 

- Work with state agency or legislators and 
receive stipend roughly equivalent to a semester's 
tuition, room and board - Gain valuable expert- 
ence and contacts. Must be a junior or senior with 
a GPA of 3.0 or better. 

For more information contact Dr. Lee Wright at 

SGA Update 


Flashlight Writer 

This week in Student Government, College Community Ser- 
vices Incorporated (CCSI) representatives came in to voice 
their opposition to the recent discussions of the bookstore 
moving off campus. According to CCSI, research shows that 
schools similar in size of Mansfield University have actually 
lost money when moving off campus. Members of the ad- 
ministration believe, moving the bookstore to Main St. may 
help bring students to downtown Mansfield. SGA senate 
responded with the idea of a vendor fair, where local business 
could come up to campus and promote themselves to incom- 
ing freshman for the fall of 2'007. 

Committee on Finance (COF) president Paul Overwise, 
announced the approval to four new members last week. 
COF also approved the Biology Club for a white water raft- 
ing trip. There were also discussions for COF to require orga- 
nizations to submit updated constitutions with their budget 
requests at the end of the semester. 

Also this week, discussions were held concerning the re- 
opening of "the hut" after 12 p.m. The Student Government 
senate believed administration should put the building in 
control of the student body and worry about more important 
aspects of the university. Student Government advisor, Jim 
Harrington called upon the executive board to come up with 
a proposal to give students a say in revitalizing the hut. 
For questions, comments and concerns Student Government 
invites you to stop by the office located in AHUB room 317 
from 1 1a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Campus Bulletin Board 

♦ Mansfield University 
Baseball Clinics 

On the campus of 
Mansfield University 

Hitting - February 1 8, 
March 4 

Preseason Skills Players and Coaches- 
February 18 
For more information call 
or 570-662-7273 evenings, or visit: 

♦Frederick Douglass Scholarships 
The Frederick Douglass Institute is dedi- 
cated to promoting diversity and 
academic excellence at Mansfield 
University. Interested students may pick 
up applications in the Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Center, Alumni Hall Student 
Center, or at 
Dr. Lynn Pifer's office, 
G 04b Belknap Hall. 
For more information, visit: 
FDI/ scholarship.htm 

" ♦SAI and Phi Mu Alpha 
Concert Benefitting AIDS Awareness 
March 5, 2007 8:30 p.m. 
at Steadman Theatre 
All are welcome, so come and perform 
or just enjoy the entertainment! 

Thursday, February 15, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Sesquicentennial Website 
recently unveiled to public 

Flashlight- 3 


Flashlight Writer 
Mansfield University, along with 
the Sesquicentennial history com- 
mittee and many other volunteers, 
unveiled the Sesquicentennial 
Website (http://150.mansfield. 
edu) in January. 

The idea for the Sesquicenten- 
nial Website occurred at a meeting 
of the Sesquicentennial Commit- 
tee. Dennis Miller is the Director 
of Public Relations and Publica- 
tions for Mansfield University and 
co-chair of the Sesquicentennial 
Committee. Miller said that the 
website "was a way to communicate 
good information [about Mans- 
field University and the Borough 
of Mansfield] that others might not 
otherwise get." Miller also hopes the 
website "instills appreciation in stu- 
dents and community members." 

Work began on the creation of 
the website at the beginning of last 
summer. Approximately fifteen peo- 
ple including volunteers, committee 
members, library archives workers, 
IT students, and Steve Orner and 
Chester Bailey, have invested many 
hours into the production of the 
Sesquicentennial Website. "This is 
the first time ever [that] so much 
history has been pulled together," 
Miller said. 

There is one condition about 
the information that is put on the 
website; it must include both the 
town and the university. "The bor- 
ough is responsible for creating a 
place of higher education," Miller 
said. One wouldn't exist without 
the other. 

Included on the website are oral 
historical interviews with prominent 

The history of Mansfield University and the borough of Mansfield along with 
pictures and information about upcoming events can now be found online. 

people associated with the town and site is "a work in progress," Miller 

the university, a Mansfield Univer- said. New information, photos and 

sity and Borough of Mansfield time artifacts are being discovered. When 

line, an overview of the historical asked when the website will be 

house tour given last December, the completed Miller replied, "We will 

history of campus buildings and a probably be working on it for the 

photo gallery. rest of our lives." 

Additional information is to be So far the reaction towards the 

added soon. Some of this informa- Sesquicentennial Website has been 

tion includes sections for news, pho- really good, and it is hoped that a 

tos and in- 
on college 
a page 
about the 


Sesquicentennial Website 



positive re- 
action will 
are encour- 
aged to use 
the infor- 

of Mansfield Classical Seminary, a mation on the website in their own 
recording of Mansfield University's projects, since it isn't copyrighted. 

Alma Mater, and a page where stu 
dents, faculty, staff, community 
members and visitors can share 
memories and thoughts about Man- 

Students are also asked to contribute 
to a time capsule that is to be buried 
and then opened in 25 years. 

"I'm lucky to be here and [be] 
involved in this project," Miller said 

sfield. There will also be a section 

listing upcoming Sesquicentennial "It is the single most important eel 
events. ebration of our lives." 

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Professor presents 
women under Islamic 
law in new light 


Special to the Flashlight 
Dr. Jessica Coope, a History profes- 
sor from the University of Nebraska, 
gave a presentation entitled "From 
a Single Soul: Women in Islamic 
Law" on Feb. 8 in Alumni Hall. 

Coope began by going over ba- 
sic vocabulary important in Islamic 
culture such as Koran, Hadiths and 
Muhammad. The Koran is similar 
to the Bible and is thought to be the 
direct speech of God, or Allah. The 
Hadiths are used to interpret the 
Koran and are records of what the 
prophet Muhammad said or did. 

Coope believes it is important 
to understand Islamic law and cul- 
ture. "We are politically and mili- 
tarily involved, but people have 
little knowledge of the region," 
Coope said. 

Coope mentioned the many 
influences on Islamic law which 
include Christianity, Judaism, Ro- 
man law, Persian law and Arabic 
customs. She also stressed that the 
treatment of women in Islamic 
countries is based more on culture 
than religion. 

Coope thought that there was 
one point that was particularly im- 
portant for students to remember. 
"There is nothing inherently bad for 
women in Islamic law," Coope said. 

also pointed out similar differences 
are shown in the Bible. 

After giving the audience a 
basic understanding of Islamic 
law, Coope addressed the issues of 
women in Islamic law. She noted 
that women do have some rights, 
including divorce rights. 

The Women's Studies 
Program will also be 
hosting Tissa Hamu a 
female Muslim stand 
up comic, on Mar. 27 

in Straughn Hall. 


Because the Koran is the main 
scripture in Islam, Coope gave ex- 
amples of passages from the Koran. 
The passages she chose showed that 
the Koran gives a conflicting view of 
women. Some passages made men 
superior while others showed men 
and women as being equals. She 


Dr. Coope discussed the hijab, 
a traditional garment headdress 
worn by Middle Eastern women. 

Polygamy was a common 
practice in Islamic culture and the 
prophet Muhammad had many 
wives. He treated each wife equally. 
Sophomore Ashley Broschart was 
startled by this new information. 
"I was surprised to learn about the 
dedication Muhammad had to his 
wives and how he treated them 
equally," Broschart said. 

Coope discussed the hijab 
which is the veil or headscarf that 
women wear. Many Western peo- 
ple and Middle Eastern feminists 
see the hijab as a sign of oppres- 
sion. Some women have a different 
view and believe the hijab reflects 
cultural tradition. There is also 
little pressure to lose weight or get 
cosmetic surgery as there is in the 
United States. 

Although women do have some 
rights and protections, Coope said 
that the society is not as egalitar- 
ian as modern society in the United 
States. When asked if the women 
want change, Dr. Coope said that 
most women want to see a change 
in their legal status. This view varies 
by region. 


Some of the previous events have included a Women and Sexuality Forum, 
and volunteering every Saturday morning at eight o'clock in Williamsport 
with an Academic Performing Arts program. Another upcoming event is the 
African American's "What if They Were Here Today" on Feb. 27. 

Guerrier said that the Men In Progress organization hopes to have a 
greater impact on the campus. 

"We are trying to make the University a better place; a place where 
people want to be and get everyone involved," Guerrier said. 


Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 1 5, 2007 

Talking vaginas help fight violence 
against women and girls 


Special to the Flashlight 
On Feb. 15 and 16, Mansfield University students 
will be presenting "The Vagina Monologues", a benefit 
production to help raise awareness and stop violence 
against women and girls. 

The show will be held in North Manser Dining 
hall at 8 p.m. each night. Also, a special midnight show 
will be held after the first show on Thursday. 

The program is to help raise money for V-Day, an 
organization and global movement dedicated to stop- 
ping rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual 
slavery against women. The date is set on February 14, 
Valentines Day, and college campuses all over the coun- 
try are invited to participate in helping to raise aware- 
ness and money for this cause by performing "The Va- 
gina Monologues" on or around this date. This is the 
fourth year the university has participated. 

Steph Lynch is a junior at Mansfield and three-year 
participant of the V-Day movement. "V-day is truly a 
wonderful thing. When I first heard about it during 
my freshman year, I really didn't know anything at all," 
Lynch said. 

"When I did 'The Vagina Monologues' for the first 
time in 2005, I found out that V-day is not just cel- 
ebrated in the US, but it is a global movement to end 
violence against women. Who wouldn't want to stand 
for that?" 

Anyone in a campus community can organize and 

participate in a V-Day event. The organizers hold audi- 
tions for "The Vagina Monologues" early in the spring 
semester. Once the parts are cast, they go directly into 
weekly rehearsals to prepare for the show. The girls learn 
their monologues on their own time and then assemble 
to put it together. "We put a lot of our own passion and 
emotions into our monologues," Lynch said. 

All of the actors are dedicated to not only put on 
an entertaining show, but get the message that violence 
against women and girls is a serious problem. By per- 
forming these skits they are raising money, to help the 
millions of suffering women. In 2006 alone, 1,150 
colleges and communities put together 2,700 V-Day 

Corey Tarreto is a junior at Mansfield. "I'm sure 
I've heard these monologues over a hundred times but 
every year someone new performs them and they bring 
their own experiences to the piece and it's new again," 
Tarreto said. 

With the help of Mansfield University students 
and community members, Lynch has no doubt that this 
year, just like every year, will be a success. 

A testimonial from the V-Day website says: "A 
friend who had told me that she didn't understand why 
we were doing 'The Vagina Monologues' and didn't see 
the point in always talking about 'those things' came 
to the performance, and the next day told me it had 
changed her life." 

Jamie's Mom Can't Read 


You can help adults like Jamie's mom 
improve their literacy skills and 
prepare for the S.E.D. Volunteer 
to become a tutor in math, 
reading, writing, social studies, 
science, or English as a second 
language. If you have a high school 
diploma and a strong desire to 
make a difference in someone's 
life contact Rebecca Stender at 
the MU Adult Basic Education 
Program at 662-4147 or email 

Updates bring new flavor 
to Manser dining hall 


Flashlight Writer 
Manser is being updated during the 
spring semester because the build- 
ing is older and updates will im- 
prove the dining experience. 

Some updates that are al- 
ready in place are the made-to- 
order deli which prepares cold or 
toasted sandwiches. Students are 
able to choose what bread they 
would like their sandwich on. A 
sign is hung about the kiosk of- 
fering sandwich options. 

A new pizza program has been 
designed by several different chefs. 
The chefs created recipes for special- 
ty pizza which are offered along with 
the normal cheese and pepperoni 
pizzas. Strombolies and calzones are 
rotated into the choices so students 
can decide what they like. 

There is a new cold stone kiosk 
offering ice-cream with toppings 
mixed into the dessert. Manser 
employees fold any dessert topping 
of the persons choice into any ice- 
cream chosen. 

On Feb. 13 the Red Hot Chef 
station was opened in a new posi- 
tion. The kiosk was moved from be- 
hind the "center stage" to against a 
wall among the tables. "We wanted 
to spread out the kiosks so people 
can mingle and not be around one 
area," Cummings said. 

The salad bar was altered for bet- 
ter presentation to the students. Fruits, 
puddings, and dressings are rotated in 
the salad bar line. The dessert table 
was moved from the wall near South 
Side to the "center stage" area, which 
is also for a better presentation. 

Another new feature which is 
also for presentation purposes is the 
food in the classic line. The food 
was kept heated last semester by a 
method called bain marie. Bain ma- 
rie style of heating food is done by 

keeping food in a shallow pan over 
warm water. This semester the food 
is kept warm by bain marie tiles, 
which are heated tiles. Cummings 
revealed that after spring break, 
students will see a new change on 
South Side. 

Scott Cummings is the General 
Manager of Mansfield Dining Ser- 
vices. "The presentation of the food 
in the classic line looks better sitting 
in pans rather than sitting in warm 
water like buffet restaurants," Cum- 
mings said. 

Another update has come in 
the form of trash. Cummings has 
changed trash companies and in- 
stituted recycling in Lower Manser. 
The Environmental Awareness Club 
and Cummings are working togeth- 
er to get students to recycle plastic 
and glass. 

In Lower Manser and Jazzman's, 
promotional sandwiches and drinks 
are served. The food is meant to 
bring new flavor to the menus. The 
items change monthly. The registers 
record how many sandwiches or 
drinks are sold. At the end of the 
semester, Cummings reviews what 
was sold the most. The menus arc 
then altered the following semester 
with popular food choices. 

Jazzman's will soon be under- 
going updates as well. Donna Ken- 
nedy is the Manager of Jazzman's 
Cafe. "We will be getting a new 
oven and work on getting breakfast 
sandwiches on the menu," Ken- 
nedy said. Jazzman's will be the 
next area of concentration upon 
completion of Upper and Lower 
Manser updates. 

Manser Dining Services have 
a new website which is being up- 
dated. The website still has glitches, 
but when it is functional, the weekly 
menu will be displayed along with 
other updates in Manser. 

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Mansfield University 

Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Flashlight- 5 

Event: 7:45 a.m.~ Cultural/Spiritual trip to Monastery 
in Horseheads, NY Meet van outside Laurel 

Thursday, Feb. 15 

Event: V-Day Mansfield 2007: oenertt pertor manc< 
of Eve Ensler's play, "The Vagina Monologues." 

8p.m. show is in Manser Hall 
and Midnight show is in Room 307 Alumni Hall 

nt: Black History Month Program: "Th 
erospace: A Tribute to Ronald McNair", pre- 
sented by James E. Hubbard Jr, Langley Distinguished 
Professor at the National Institute of Aerospace at th 
University of Maryland. Location: Room 317 Alumni 
Hall Student Center 

Event: 8 p.m.- V-Day Mansfield 2007 benefit per- 
formance of Eve Krister's play, 'The Vagina Mono- 
ogues" takes place in North Manser. 

Saturday, Feb. 17 

Music: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.- horn workshop- Butler 
Music Center. 

Sunday, Feb. 18 

rkshop- Butler 

Music 8 a.m. to 6 p.r 
Music Center. 

m.- Horn workshop concert with concert 
e and orchestra- Steadman T 

Monday, Feb. 19 

Event: Visitation day- 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Steadman Theatre. 

Tuesday, Feb. 20 

Event: Faculty lecture series event- 307 Alumni 
Student Center. Dr. Leslie Clifford, Biology, & Lau- 
en Boeckel "Reversing the Decline of the Eas ern 

lent Com 
search Project- 

Wednesday, Feb. 21 

it: Resume writing tips- 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 314 


What in the World 
News in a Flash 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


BEIJING, China- The North Korean government has ten- 
tatively agreed to the dismantling of its nuclear program 
after years of pressure from the United States and other 
nations. In exchange for this, North Korea is asking for 
energy aid from outside sources. This near-ending comes 
after two years of stalled talks between North Korea, The 
United States, Russia, Japan, China, and South Korea. 
The draft that North Korean leader Kim Jong II is approv- 
ing is a preliminary draft, and more changes may be forth- 
coming. North Korea tested a low-yield nuclear weapon 
in October, yielding sanctions from the United Nations. 
U.S. officials are confident that the North Korean govern- 
ment is sincere about dismantling their nuclear program. 

CANBERRA, Australia- The Australian prime minister is 
not backing down from comments he made regarding Il- 
linois Senator and Presidential candidate Barack Obama. 
Prime Minister John Howard said in a press interview on 
Sunday that if he were running al Qaeda, he "would put 
a circle around March 2008, and pray, as many times as 
possible, for a victory not only for Obama, but also for the 
Democrats." Howard claimed that his comments were 
geared towards Obama's plan to withdraw troops from 
Iraq if he is elected President. Statements have been made 
regarding the fact that if a President were elected who 
would withdraw troops, terrorism could again flourish in 
Iraq. Prime Minister Howard is a very close ally of Presi- 
dent Bush. Democratic and Republican government offi- 
cials alike have stated their disdain for Howard s remarks. 

poor soil. The government fears that this flooding will 
surpass the damage of flooding that occurred in 2000 
and 2001 that killed over 700 people and left millions 
of people homeless. However, according to Mozam- 
bique's disaster teams, the nation is better prepared to 
cope with this level of flooding than it was six years ago. 


YORK, Pennsylvania- Striking workers at the York Har- 
ley-Davidson motorcycle plant in York were joined on the 
picket lines by members of the local chocolate workers 
union from nearby Hershey. Three-dozen workers from 
the Union 464 Chocolate Workers walked the picket lines 
with the Harley- Davidson workers, who are represented 
by the International Association of Machinists and Aero- 
space Workers (IAM) Local 175. The Harley Davidson 
workers have been on strike since 2,800 employees re- 
jected the company's contract proposals. Manufacturers 
from the Harley-Davidson plant walked picket lines in 
2002 when workers in Hershey went on strike. Choco- 
late workers union officials have said that they will picket 
alongside the Harley-Davidson employees every weekend 
until the strike is over. The York plant produces touring 
and softail motorcycles for the Milwaukee-based company. 


Australian Prime Minister John Howard is in hot water 
with American politicians over comments he made 
regarding Illinois Senator Barack Obama. 

CAJA, Mozambique- Floods have ravaged Mozambique 
in areas around the Zambezi River, leaving 68,000 home- 
less and possibly forcing the evacuation of up to 280,000 
more residents. Rain from the neighboring nations of 
Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi have caused dams 
to overflow, flooding the Zambezi. At least 29 deaths 
have been blamed on the flood so far. Many residents 
are being caught in flood plains infested with croco- 
diles and surrounded by steep, rocky cliff slopes made of 


Workers at the Harley-Davidson motorcycle plant in York 
have been on strike since the beginning of the month. 

LINDLEY, New York- Two fue itives wanted in con- 
nection with a drug ring that was recently broken up 
in Pennsylvania were caught hiding out on a farm in 
Steuben County, New York, just north of the state line. 
Glenn Glover, 37, and Cheryl Gilbert, 36, were found 
hiding under loose hay in a barn and in the middle of a 
field respectively on the grounds of the farm in the town 
of Lindley. The' two were wanted in connection with 
five other people who were arrested in a home in Nelson 
township, Tioga County on Feb. 1 . Those arrested in Nel- 
son township were all being held on related drug dealing 
charges. The ring was related to cocaine trafficking in the 
area, and several of the individuals involved are accused of 
selling drugs to undercover officers. Glover and Gilbert 
are awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania to face charges. 

All information taken from,, and 

Thursday, February 1 5, 2007 


Mansfield University 

Discover new ways to "pimp out" your bathroom 

The TileVision bathroom T.V. makes for a nice addition to your bath- 
room. TheT.V. comes in 17 and 23-inch widescreen models with heated 
glass front-panels, a built-in FM radio and is waterpoof. 

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Another way to make your bathroom stand out is with the LED 
Faucet. Install the faucet adapters and turn it on to watch the blue 
LED lights illuminate the running water. 

This could possibly be everyone's dream toilet. Roto-Rooter, a plumb- 
ing and cleaning service, is giving away the toilet in its "pimped out 
john" sweepstakes. The toilet comes with all the bathroom essentials. 
Equipped with an Xbox 360, Tivo, refrigerator with beer tap, IPOD 
deck with tissue paper holder, USB operated drink warmer, laptop and 
pedal exerciser, the "pimped out john" is sure to make your bathroom 

the best room in the house. 

Features Co-Editor 
Ever go into your bathroom and wish it was a lor more exciting? 
Sometimes don't you wish you had a nice lighted toiler sear? Or 
maybe you re like me and wish you had an Xbox 360, flatscreen 
TV., laptop, refrigerator and Tivo at your fingertips because 
sometimes those trips to tta "john ' 

The Waitek Shower Monitor allows you to measure water 
flow and temperature to calculate hot water usage which 
then allows you to save on water costs. You can set the wa- 
ter monitor to turn off at a certain time if you wish and if 
it is not oft at that time a loud beeping sound will emulate 
until it is turned off. The monitor comes in left and right 
handed models. 

Ladies, are you sick of boys leaving the toilet seat up after 
they go to the bathroom? HomeHelper Line has introduced 
the Toilet Seat Lifter which does exactly as the name im- 
plies. It's activated by your foot and automatically lifts and 
releases the seat so women can rest-assured the seat is down 
next time they go to the bathroom. 

For the more sophisticated person, the Aquagate 
steam shower cabin is the perfect choice. Its glass 
walls have an LCD touch screen with a USB port 
that allows you to select MP3 files, radio, or four 
programs: Wake up, fitness, relax and feel good. 
The eight side jets allow you to relax after a long, 
hard day. 

Do you get in the mood for a nice massage while you shower? 
The vibrating soap bar cleanses you and relaxes you at the same 
time. When you take the bar off the holder it starts to vibrate; 
Put it back and it stops. Each bar gives off a scent as well. Bars 
come in red, blue, pink, or heart shaped. 

f you have a habit of going to the bathroom a 
lot during the night and don't turn on the light, 
or you're like me and you sit on the toilet bow 
sometimes because the seat is up, the cordless 
lighted toilet seat (powered by three AA batter- 
ies) is the answer to all your problems. Lifting 
the toilet seat lid causes 10 blue LED lights to 
illuminate and help guide your butt to the seat. 

Thursday, February 1 5, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight -7 


Drunk Crew 

MU band Jersey 

chosen as MTV U's Artist of the Week 


Flashlight Writer 
When Ryan Dalton, or Emcee 
Hype, heard that he and his band, 
Jersey Bound Trunk Crew, had 
been selected to be MTV U's Art- 
ist of the Week, "We thought it 
was a hoax. I mean, we don't enter 
contests or Battle of the Bands or 
anything like that." But it was real. 
They had been selected as the tenth 
Artist of the Week for MTV U only 
a few days after posting their music 
on the website. 

Drawn from a number of di- 

verse influences, Jersey Bound 
Trunk Crew is a unique blend of 
hip hop and punk rock. Consisting 
of Emcee Hype, DJ Gumshu and 
Party Picasso, they got their name 
from their experiences as a band. 
"Wherever we moved and what- 
ever happened with the band, we 
always stuck together and we always 
ended up back in New Jersey," said 
Dalton. Their experiences together 
have been plentiful. They all at- 
tended William Patterson University 
in New Jersey. They lived in Orlan- 
do together whiJe DJ Gumshu was 

receiving his degree in recording 
and was later hired by Bennett Stu- 
dios in New York City. Hype has 
an MA in English and writes for 
Mountain Home Magazine, based 
in Wellsboro. 

"Parry [Picasso| just writes 
beats all day long. That kid never 
stops working" Dalton laughed. 

The winner of the MTV U Art- 
ist of the Week competition will win 
a SI. 5 million record deal with Epic 
Records. The winner will be picked 
in March, yet Dalton says he and the 
band aren't sure how they will actu- 
ally win. As for the future, though, 
win or lose, Dalton assures the band 
will continue making music. 

•'We're working on an HP right 
now, about seven or eight tracks. 
Just to have something newer. Ev- 
erything we've done has been better 
than the last" he comments. "But 
we're getting better each time." 

Seeing as how the Mansheld 
music scene (or lack thereof) is any- 
thing hut prosperous and popular, 
a quick 15 minutes of fame might 
do some good. "If anything, 
it will help people realize that it 
doesn't matter where you're from 
or if you're in a 
'scene'. It's just a 
matter of if you 
love making music 
or writing songs, 
then to just do it," Dalton said. 

"The recognition - even 
though it's not what we strive for 
- it was a pleasant surprise." 

Jersey Bound Trunk Crew's 

MvSpace page is www.myspace. 
com/jersey bo undtrunkc re w. 
There you can hear songs, get con- 
tact information, and information 
on new albums and releases. 

Photo taken /row mtvU.cow. 


the Week 

Rhythm Ruckus - Tu 
Madelyn - Florida Atlantic 
Sarah Barr - NYU 
Otto Vector - Antioch Col 

Maesa Rae - Hampshire 
Sighlo - Ohio State U. Co- 

Akxipharmic - Chapman 

Forever in Effigy - Indiana 
U. Bloomington 

Hfe - U. of Calif. Lo 

Review: All facets of love covered 
in comedic musical 

Feb. 16-20 
50 Main Street Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 

Hannibal Rising (R) 
Ghost Rider (PG-13) 
Music and Lyrics (PG-13) 
Because I Said So (PG-13) 


flashlight Writer 
Wellsboro's Arcadia Theater held 
three performances of Joe DiPi- 
etro and Jimmy Roberts' musical 
"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now 
Change" this past weekend. With a 
final three to be held on Feb. 16, 17 
and 18. 

The comedic musical, whose 
tagUoe states, "Everything you 
have ever secretly thought about 
dating, romance, marriage, lovers, 
husbands, wives and in-laws, but 
were afraid to admit," was original- 
ly produced in New York by James 
Hammcrstein, Bernie Kukoff (co- 
creator of "Diff 'rent Strokes"), and 
Jonathon Pollard. 

In its Wellsboro performance, 
a Hamilton-Gibson Production, the 
direction is taken over by Thomas 
W. Putnam. Mansfield University's 
own Dr. Sue Young stars in the 
play, along with Mansfield graduate 
Thomas Dalton, Mansfield student 
David Wert, Cindi Zigarski, and 
Tom Walrath. Jr. 

The play, which pounds its fists 
on the sensitive skin of relation- 
ships, appeals to people of all ages. 
Though no real plotline or main 
characters exist, the scenes consist 
of different situations throughout 


According to, "Nobody gets naked, but they sure do 
have a lot fun." Front row, from left: Cindi Zigarski and K. Sue Young. Back 
row, from left: David Wert, Tom Walrath Jr., and Thomas Dalton. 

relationships such as the first date, 
the first kiss, the meeting of fami- 
lies, weddings, funerals, children, 
and, most attentively, sex. The au- 
dience is made sure very early that 
this is not a play for the shy and 
quiet, as the lone five actors on 
stage together toss off their robes 
and stand in nothing but underwear 
in the very first minutes of the pro- 
duction. Dalton, who played such 
diverse roles as an old man, a teen- 
ager, a tired husband and a proud- 
to-be-a-man man, said "Everyone 
bad a blast doing it. We had about 
three weeks to rehearse, so every- 

one got real comfortable with each 
other in that time and I think that's 
part of what made it so fun." 

The play was backed by solo 
piano accompaniment by Cheri- 
lyn Ayres and was performed on a 
small stage with familiar props and 
costumes to make it feel very com- 
fortable and domestic. 

Next on the schedule for Ham- 
ilton-Gibson Productions is Harper 
Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," to 
take place on March 16, 17, and 18. 
For more information, visit www. 

9 -Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday. February 1 5. ?007 

Success is to be measured 
not so much by the posi- 
tion that one has reached 
in life as by the obstacles 
which he has overcome 



That . . . man . . . says women can't have 
as much rights as man, cause Christ wasn't 
a woman. Where did your Christ come 
from? . . . From God and a woman. Man 
had nothing to do with him. 

nerTrut 1 

When I read great literature, 
great drama, speeches, or ser- 
mons, I feel that the human 
mind has not achieved anything 
greater than the ability to share 
feelings and thoughts through 

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^erican mean. wh^ appUcabk to , 

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, after hyphen. Morr ison] 

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of dis- 
crimination, we accept the responsibility our- 
selves and allow those responsible to salve 
their conscience by believing that they have 
our acceptance and concurrence. We should, 
srefore, protest openly everything . . . that 
of discrimination or slander. 

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Make black histo 

February is Black Histc 

other signifi 

General Colin Powell was the first 
African- American Secretary of 
State, serving from 2001 to 2004. 
He was also the first African- 
American Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff, 1989 to 1993. 

Feb. 2007, Mary J. Blige had 
eight Grammy nominations - 
the most ever for an African- 
American woman. She won 
three out of the eight. 

Femi Ogi 

Brittany S 

Features Q 

Black Histi 

"We've Come a Long Way to 1 

Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. - "The Futui 
Ronald McNair" presented by J 
Distinguished Professor at the 
at the University of Maryland. L 
Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. - C. Richard 
Theatre at Towson University, 
Toussaint", a historical novel of 
Toussaint Louverture, the liberal 
ni Hall 307. 

March 19 at 7 p.m. - Carolyn E 
plays, "Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a 
Mother: A Mother's Cry for Ar 
Steadman Theatre. 
All events are open to the public 

Allyson Felix sets new Ameri- 
can record in the women's 300 
meter dash and claims the fifth 
fastest time recorded in history. 

In January 2005, 
Rice became the Secretary of 
State. She was the first African 
American woman to hold the 

In 2005, Oprah Winfrey joins 
"Fortune's" Billion Dollar list 
with assets of $1.3 billion. 
Winfrey has done numerous 
charitable activities within the 
United States and around the 

Thursday, February 15, 2007 

Mansfield Ui 

ory YOUR history 

tory Month: Celebrate the 
ents of these and 
ificant persons. 


ht Writer 



tory Month 
I on campus 

be Here: Striving for Peace" 

ture of Aerospace: A Tribute to 
p James E. Hubbard Jr., Langley 
! National Institute of Aerospace 
Located in Alumni Hall 307. 
rd Gillespie, retired professor of 
y, will present his novel "Papa 
)f the last five years of the life of 
rator Of Haiti. Located in Alum- 
Evans presents two one woman 

1 a Woman?" and "Emmett Tills' 
\merican Justice." Performed in 


In 1993, Toni Morrison be- 
came the first African- Ameri- 
can to win the Nobel Prize for 
Literature. She has written six 
novels, including "Beloved" 
and "Song of Solomon." 

In 2002, Vonetta Flowers 
became the first African- 
American to win the gold 
medal. She won as part of a 
bobsled team. 

March 24, 2003, Halle Berry 
Decomes tne nrst Aincan- 
American woman to receive 
an Academy Award for best 


Feb. 4, 2007, Lovie Smith of 
the Chicago Bears and Tony 
Dungy of Indianapolis Colts 
were the first African-Ameri- 
can headcoaches to coach in 
the Super Bowl. 

: will always be men strug 
gfcng to change, and there will 
always be those who are con- 
trolled by the past 


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rig ht here and have a part of it, ,u.t Ukej 
J. And no fascist- minded people Uke 
you will drive me from it. Is that ck£ 

injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a 
trap. I had already determined to sell my 
life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt 
if I could take one lyncher with me, this 
would even up the score a little bit 

Ida B. Wells 

"WeTthe people." It is 
a very eloquent begin- 
ning. But when that 
document [the Pream- 
ble to the US Consti- 
tution] was completed 
on the seventeenth of 
September in 1787 I 
was not included in that "We, the people. 
I felt somehow for many years that George 
Washington and Alexander Hamilton, just 
kft me out by mistake. But through the 
process of amendment, interpretation - 
court decision I have finally been i~ 
in "We, the people." 

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Flashlight- 10 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 8, 2007 



from the editor's desk" 


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The campus of Central Connecti- 
cut State University is in an uproar 
over an opinion piece puhlished in 
the university paper, The Recorder. 
The piece which was supposed to 
be a satire on the sensationalism 
of today's media was titled, "Rape 
Only hurts If You Fight It." 

The article talks about the 
supposed "benefits" rape has 
brought to society over the years. 
It says that rape is a " magical 
experience" and a blessing to "ugly 
women that would never experi- 
ence the joy of intercourse with a 
man that isn't drunk." 

Obviously the campus is 
outraged. Students have organized 
multiple rallies and protests since 
the article was printed on Feb. 7. 
Victims of sexual assault, campus 
organizations and faculty have 
spoken out against the article and 
are calling for the resignation of 
the opinion editor, John Petroski, 
who wrote the article and the 
editor-in-chief of the paper, Mark 

The Recorder's office has expe- 
rienced multiple acts of vandalism, 
things have been stolen and the 
staff has had the call the police 
numerous times to stand guard by 
the office. 

Petroski has been demoted 
from opinion editor to staff writer 
and Rowan has made no signs of 
resigning. Rowan admits that the 
satire was in poor taste and apolo- 
gized for the people that the article 
harmed but at the same time is 
defending Petroski saying that he 
is a gifted satirist whose message 
"fell on deaf ears." 

Rowan says the article proved 
the point it was trying to make 
because the only thing the campus 
is talking about it the rape article 
and nothing else in the paper. 

I don't care what kind of 
point the article proved, it was in 
bad taste and completely irrespon- 

Freedom of speech- but 
how far is too far? 

As I was perusing the internet this week looking for 
interesting news I came across one of the most shocking 
and outrageous things I've ever seem 

What do you 

sible of The Recorders staff to print. 

Petroski has since announced 
that he is planning on participat- 
ing in a "Rape Walk" and issued a 
statement of apology separate from 
that of the paper. 

Of course there is the issue of 
first amendment rights. As a jour- 
nalist and an American - of course 
I believe in the right to free speech. 
However, this article is just crossing 
the line. The idea that rape could 
ever be a good thing is ridiculous 
and I find it appalling that the 
editor of the paper let this article be 
printed. It is in completely horrible 
taste and crosses so many lines. 
There is no way that rape could 
ever advance society, it holds it 

The topic of rape is like the 
holocaust - just one of those 
things you don't joke about no 
matter what your trying to prove. 
The trauma that rape victims go 
through after the fact is unspeak- 
able and many have problems for 
years following the attack. 

When you hold a position of 
power, whether it be in the campus 
newspaper or the history club you 

represent that organization with 
every decision that you make. Vie 
Recorder did not make a very good 
decision when it chose to represent 
itself with this type of material. 

It also misrepresented the 
campus, generally the campus 
newspaper is supposed to represent 
the campus it serves, the people 
that run the paper hold fairly high 
positions of power ( at least I like 
to think so) and this would never 
he the type of thing I would choose 
to represent my paper and campus. 

E-mail us your 
thoughts at 

►According to the National Victim Center, 683,000 women are 
raped each year 

♦In a study of 6,000 students at 32 colleges in the US, 1 in 4 
women had been the victims of rape or attempted rape 

♦In 8 out of 10 rape cases, the victim knows the perpetrator 

Only 2 percent of rapists are convicted and imprisoned 

♦The United States has the world's highest rape rate of the countries 
that publish such statistics. It's 4 times higher than Germany, 13 
times higher than England, and 20 times higher than Japan 



Students that protested held signs saying things "Take back the recorder and "Real men don't rape" The 
Recorder's office has experienced numerous cases of vandalism since the article was published. 


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Technology Director 

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Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 13 

Big Fred on sports with Toby's Two Cents: With the NFL season 
officially over, we look ahead to 2007 with a mock draft 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editors 

Now that the Pro-Bowl has passed 
us by, the NFL season is officially 
over. But to football fans like Big 
Fred and myself, there is no offsea- 
son. Add that to the fact that hockey 
is, well, hockey, baseball is on drugs 
(thanks Femi), and we have to wait 
until March for the madness to be- 
gin, we thought it appropriate to 
give you our initial predictions on 
April's NFL Draft. Here are our first 
round projections: 

1 - Oakland Raiders: Jamarcus 
Russell, QB LSU - Coming into 
the previous college football season, 
Brady Quinn was thought to be the 
golden boy in the upcoming draft. 
But given Al Davis' love for monster 
downfield, Russell seems to make 
more sense here. Add that to the fact 
that Russell outplayed Quinn at the 
Sugar Bowl and Quinn's consistent 
struggles in big games and you have 
Russel going first overall. 

2 - Detroit Lions: Joe Thomas, OT 
Wisconsin - The Lions had a solid 
passing attack, but the worst rush- 
ing offense while also allowing 63 
sacks. Thomas is the most physical 
lineman to come out of the draft 
since Robert Gallery three years ago. 
Hopefully for the Lions, Thomas 
doesn't turn out to be a bust. 

3 - Cleveland Browns: Adrian Pe- 
terson, RB Oklahoma - While 
many Browns fans will be calling for 
Brady Quinn, expect the Cleveland 
based team to go with the star run- 
ning back with the third selection. 
The Browns aren't ready to give up 
on Frye, and they can pick up a 
Drew Stanton or Troy Smith with 
this pick in the second round. 

4 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cal- 
vin Johnson, WR Georgia Tech 

- Johnson is arguably the best 
player in this draft, and the Bucs 
would be thrilled to see him drop 
to number four. Despite playing 
with a mediocre (at best) quarter- 
back in college, Johnson was still 
able to win the Biletnikoff award 
and should make an immediate 
impact in the NFL. 

5 - Arizona Cardinals: Alan Branch, 
DT Michigan - The Cardinals will 
be predicted to be this season's break- 
out team for the third straight year. 
With a solid coaching staff, they get 
the draft's best defensive tackle, but 
only because there are no offensive 
lineman left worth this pick. Don't 
be surprised to see them try to trade 

up for Joe Thomas. 

6 - Washington Redskins: Jamaal 
Anderson, DE Arkansas - Wash- 
ington brought in Andre Carter last 
year to shore up the defensive line, 
but as was the entire team, he was 
a miserable dissapointment. Ander- 
son is nothing less than a monster 
off the edge, and will terrorize quar- 
terbacks in the NFC East for years 
to come. 

7 - Minnesota Vikings: Ted Ginn 
Jr., WR Ohio State - While the 
Vikings had the league's best run 
defense last season, their offense 
was nothing short of horrific. 
With Troy Williamson dropping 
more balls than he catches, the 
Vikes turn to the explosive play- 
maker, who might take a while to 
become a number one receiver, 
but should have a huge impact in 
the return game immediately. 

8 - Houston Texans: Levi Brown, 
OT Penn State - As usual, the Tex- 
ans couldn't keep their quarterback's 
jersey clean, but did show signs of 
improvement. Adding Brown, who 
can be a stud when he wants to be, 
would be a good building block for 
a Texans team that has talent on 
both sides of the ball. 

9 - Miami Dolphins: Brady Quinn, 
QB Notre Dame - At the beginning 
of the year, Quinn falling this far 
would have been unthinkable. But 
the Dolphins aren't complaining, 
and scoop up the Heisman candi- 
date because of their distaste for 
Daunte Culpepper and lack of faith 
in Joey Harrington. 

10 - Adanta Falcons: Leon Hall, 
CB Michigan - DeAngelo Hall 
was spectacular last season, but the 
guys opposite of him were not. Hall 
squared should be able to turn into 
one of the best young one-two com- 
bos in the league, and the Falcons 
don't hesitate to scoop up the best 
corner in this year's draft. 

1 1 - San Francisco 49ers: Dwayne 
Jarrett, WR USC - The 49ers are 
literrally one playmaker on offense 
away from being a serious contender 
in the NFC West. Mike Nolan has 
his players responding and Jarrett 
will provide Alex Smith with a big 
sure handed target opposite side of 
Antonio Bryant. 

12 - Buffalo Bills: Amobi Okoye 
DT Louisville- Okoye was only 
a 20 year old senior, but after the 
Bills passed on Bunkley and Ngata 
last year, they will not make the 
same mistake again. Okoye is still 
very raw, but within a year or two 

will be one of best young defensive 
tackles in all of football. 

13- St. Louis Rams: Laron Landry 

S LSU - Once again St. Touis was 
able to score enough points, but 
gave up almost as many. A hard- 
hitting ball hawking safety like 
Landry would be a nice addition, 
to a defense that can't be much 
worse than last season. 

14- Carolina Panthers: Reggie Nel- 
son S Florida - Perhaps the most 
disappointing team last year, Caro- 
lina is looking to rebuild and add- 
ing Nelson would be a start. Shaun 
Williams is definitely not a long- 
term solution, and after the impact 
that safeties in the first round had 
last year(Whitner, Huff), Nelson 
would be a good pick. 

15- Pittsburgh Steelers: Gaines 
Adams DE Clemson- With Mike 
Tomlin coming to town, it will be 
interesting to see if he brings his 
defensive scheme with him. Re- 
gardless of what he uses, his de- 
fense will still be dominant, add- 
ing a freak like Adams will only 
make it better. 

16- Green Bay Packers: Mar- 
shawn Lynch RB California- Ah- 

man Green is still servicable, but 
he is not getting any younger. 
Lynch will provide fireworks to an 
already explosive offense and with 
Brett Favre announcing he is re- 
turning for another season, watch 
out for the cheeseheads. 

17- Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne 
Bowe LSU WR- We can't imagine 
that Leftwich's time is done in Jag- 
uar land and Reggie Williams is not 
living up to the hype. Bowe may be 
the least talked about receiver in this 
entire draft and regardless of who is 
throwing him the ball, he will have 
a big time impact. 

18- Cincinatti Bengals: Adam Car- 
riker DE Nebraska- The bengals 
need to fix a lot of things both on 
and off the field. A start would be 
to draft this monmouth of a man 
in Carriker. The worst secondary in 
the league could use a pass-rusher to 
take some pressure off of them. 

19 - Tennessee Titans: Sidney 
Rice WR South Carolina- One 

the best teams, the second-half 
of this past seasons, the Titans 
should continue to progress next 
year. Rice will give Vince Young 
another weapon in his arsenal. 

20 - New York Giants: Darrelle Re- 
vis CB Pittsburgh- New York has 

needed a shut-down corner since 
Will Peterson began having back 
problems four years ago. Revis is an 
underrated and probably overlooked 
cover man, who also can return 
punts. With their secondary aging 
rapidly, and Corey Webster looking 
slower by the day, Revis gives the 
Giants a much needed boost in the 

21 - Denver Broncos: Aaron Ross, 
CB Texas - After the sudden and 
tragic death of cornerback Dar- 
rent Williams, the Broncos find 
his replacement in the first round. 
Ross made the most of his starting 
opportunity in Texas, and should 
benefit greatly playing across from 
Champ Bailey. 

22 - Dallas Cowboys: DeMarcus 
Tyler, DT N.C State - With Wade 
Phillips the new man in town, ex- 
pect the Cowboys to take Tyler to 
man the nose tackle in his terror- 
izing 3-4 defense. Tyler could take 
up blockers and get a good push up 
the middle for the Cowboy defense, 
which should free up the lineback- 
ers (like DeMarcus Ware) to make 
more plays. 

23 - Kansas City Chiefs: Law- 
rence Timmons, OLB Florida State 

- Herman Edwards is a defensive 
minded coach, and Timmons will 
add a fast, physical presence on the 
outside to go with Derrick Johnson. 
The Seminole linebacker is the best 
in the draft, and would be a gift to 
the Chiefs if he were to fall this far. 

24 - New England Patriots: Paul 
Posluszny, OLB Penn State - The 

Patriots are getting a lot older on de- 
fense and as evidenced by last year's 
signing of Junior Seau, the Patriots 
could use another outside lineback- 
er. Posluszny fits the bill, and should 
fit in well in Bill Belichek's defense. 

25 - New York Jets: Robert 
Meachem , WR Tennessee - 
The Jets shocked everyone last 
season by making the playoffs 
after finishing with one of the 
league's worst recrods and cap 
situations the year before. After 
concentrating on the offensive 
line in 2006, Chad Pennington 
gets a solid, but unspectacular 
target to play along with Coles 
and Cotchery. 

26 - Philadelphia Eagles: Pat- 
rick Willis, ILB Ole Miss - The 

Eagles finished the season on a 
tear to make the playoffs, but 
could use a versatile linebacker 
on defense. With Dhani Jones in 
decline and Jeremiah Trotter ag- 


ing, Willis is the logical choice. 
He is athletic enough to play 
inside or outside, but because 
of that versatility, could be long 
gone by this point. 

27 - New Orleans Saints: Mar- 
cus McCauley, CB Fresno State - 

While Mike McKenzie played well 
at the number one corner spot, Fred 
Thomas was awful for New Orleans 
throughout the season. If the Saints 
don't land one of the three coveted 
free agent corners, expect them to 
grab McCauley with this pick. 

28 - New England Patriots: Day- 
meion Hughes, CB California 

- The Patriots always seem to have 
two picks in the first round, and 
they use their second one to plug 
a hole in the secondary. We expect 
them to franchise Asante Samuel, 
but whether they do or not they 
need to add some depth in the de- 
fensive backfield. 

29 - Baltimore Ravens: Ben 
Grubbs, OG Auburn - With nary 
a hole on defense and a solid of- 
fense, the Ravens seem to have the 
least problems of any team coming 
into next season. Grubbs is the best 
guard in the draft, and should pro- 
vide tremendous value for the tal- 
ent-heavy Ravens. 

30 - San Diego Chargers: Michael 
Griffin, S Texas - The Chargers are 
another team with not a lot of prob- 
lem areas, but they could use some 
help at safety. Griffin could go early 
in the first round, or fall to the sec- 
ond round. We think he'll go here, 
and be a perfect fit for whoever runs 
the show in San Diego next season. 

31 - Chicago Bears: Aaron Sears, 
OT Tennessee - If Rex Grossman 
is going to be the quarterback for 
the Bears next season, they need to 
get him another protector up front. 
Grossman is good when he has time 
to throw, but the worst quarterback 
since Dave Brown when he faces 

pressure. Sears isn't a stud, but he's 
solid enough to play. 

32 - Indianapolis Colts: Jon Bea- 
son, OLB Miami - The Colts 
defense was awful in the regular 
season last year, but was much be 
ter in the playoffs. However, th 
figure to lose Cato June to fre£ 
agency and should be looking for 
his replacement. Beason is a solid , J 
player and a good fit for Dungy's 
cover 2 scheme. 

Flashlight- 14 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 1 5, 2007 

On the Sidelines with Jessica Uhrich: Team's leading scorer, starting 
forward, and again a contender for conference player of the year 


Flashlight Copy Editor 

Jessica Uhrich leads the Lady Moun- 
taineers in points and rebounds 
with 18.3 and 9.9 respectively. 
Those numbers also rank her second 
in the PSAC in both categories. By 
seasons end, it should come of no 
surprise that Uhrich will be among 
the final names mentioned for con- 
ference player of the year. Uhrich 
along with the women's basketball 
team are set to work their way into 
the PSAC playoffs for the second 
consecutive season. I was able to 
interview Uhrich about basketball, 
the team, and her life. 

Danelle Miller: What year are you 
and what are you majoring in? 
Jessica Uhrich: I am a senior and 
liberal arts major with a minor in 
business management. 

DM: Why did you choose the 
major you are in? 

JU: I am actually interested in pho- 
tography, but Mansfield did not 
offer that as a major, so I took some 
business classes and enjoyed them. 

DM: What is your hometown? 
JU: I am from Palmyra, PA. 

DM: What made you decide to 
attend Mansfield University? 
JU: The coaches here showed the 

most interest in me and I felt that 
I could make an impact and really 
help the team out. 

DM: How do you feel competition 
on a collegiate level differs from 
competition on a high school level? 
JU: The competition on the collage 
level is bigger, stronger, and faster. 

DM: When did you begin playing 

JU: When I was in first grade. 

DM: What motivates you during 
the season? 

JU: I set individual goals as well 
as team goals that motivate me 
to work hard and stay focused 
throughout the season. 

DM: How do you prepare yourself 
for a game? 

JU: I get a good night sleep, eat 
well, and get some extra shooting 

DM: How do you think the team 
will finish? 

JU: I think we will not only make 
the playoffs, but we will go all the 
way and make it to the PSAC East 
Championship game. 

DM: What are some awards you 
have won for basketball? 
JU: I have won PSAC player of 
the week several times throughout 

the years. Sophomore year I won 
PSAC East Second Team Selection. 
Junior year I won PSAC East First 
Team Selection. Senior year I won 
pre-season PSAC East First Team 

DM: What have you learned from 
basketball that you will take with 
you into the future? 
JU: Basketball has taught me a lot 
of values that I will carry with me 
throughout my life. The three most 
important things are hard work, 
dedication, and discipline. 

DM: Do you have a coach that 
has helped you to become a bet- 
ter player? 

JU: Yes, my junior high coach re- 
ally motivated me and pushed me 
to be the best player I could be. 

DM: Do you have any collegiate 
or professional basketball teams 
you admire? 
JU: I'm a big UNC fan. 

DM: Any players in particular? 
JU: Although he's retired ,1 will 
always look up to Michael Jordan 
as motivation to become a better 
player and individual. 

DM: What is your favorite sport 

besides basketball? 

JU: I like football and baseball. 

After losing the program's all-time leading scorer Allison Tagliaferri, the 
Mansfield Mountaineers have relied heavily on Jessica Uhrich for points 
and rebounds. She has done nothing less than deliver, leading the team 
in both categories while ranking among the best in the conference too. 

rrs *cr team HIRING TIME! 


> Give directions to flustered freshmen and their overheated families. 

Develop resume-quality leadership experience. 

(Everyone knows you need that!) 

> It will make your family proud. 

> Your true genius as a veteran of MU will be recognized and rewarded. 
> You get free, unique T-shirts with your name on them. 

> Have a GREAT time meeting NEW people. 

Note: To be eligible to become an orientation leader you must: Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average 
Be in good judicial standing, K c,a i>c. 

Be a full time returning student, 
Be available June 14 - July 7, 
Not permitted to take summer classes. 
Must live on campus during employment. 

Contact Kathy McNett, 320 Alumni for applications. 

Thursday, February' 15, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 15 

Lady Mountaineers get back in the win column with victory over Cheyney 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
Last week was a near disaster for the 
Mansfield Women's Basketball team. 
A dose loss to East Stroudsburg was 
followed by a complete offensive 
collapse on the road against 
Millersville. The Mountaineers 
needed a solid game to turn around 
their season. They hoped that game 
would come at Kutztown. 

The Mountaineer offense 
started the game, missing their 
first ', 15 shots. Mansfield's 
shooting didn't get much better 
throughout the first half, scoring 
their first points on a Mallory 
Hafer three point basket. The 
Mountaineers shot a dismal 23% 
from the field in the first half, 
but were finally able to mount 
a little offense. Down 19-8 with 
4: 1 2 to go in the first half Clarissa 
Correll put up seven points, as the 
Mountaineers closed the gap to 
21-17 at halftime. It would was 
the closest they would be for the 
rest of the game. 

The second half would not be 
much better. The Mountaineers 
shot 17 percent in second half. 
Kutztown shot 67 percent from 
the field in the second half. 
Mansfield would go on to fall 59- 


There was only one bright 
spot for the Mountaineers in 
the game, Jessica Uhrich. She 
managed to record 14 points and 
pull down nine rebounds, barely 
missing a double-double. 

The loss put Mansfield at 11- 
1 1 on the season. They stood at 4-4 
in the PSAC East, tied for fourth 
and a game ahead of Kutztown. The 
Mountaineers played five of their 
last six games on the road. They 
came home to Decker Gymnasium 
to play Cheyney University on 
Saturday, hoping to reclaim their 
winning ways. 

Mansfield came out against 
Cheyney shooting infinitely better 
then in their two previous games. 
Playing their best team basketball 
in a long time the Mountaineers 
raced out to a 38-28 halftime 
lead, scoring more points in the 
first half then in the two previous 
complete games. The outstanding 
first half performance was 
accomplished on the strength of 
48.4 percent shooting from the 
field. Uhrich scored 13 of her 
game leading 28 points in the first 
half, with Hafer and Emily Akins 
adding seven points a piece. 

The Mountaineers continued 

their impressive offensive 
performance. They were able to 
build a 17 point lead, 56-39, with 
11:19 left in the game. Cheyney 
was able to close the gap to six 
points, 72-66, with 19 seconds 
remaining on the clock., but 
Mansfield would hold on to win 
at that same score. 

Uhrich's game high 28 
points and 10 rebounds were 
good enough for her I4 ,h double- 
double of the season. Hafer had 
12 points and Akins added nine 
points. Correll finished the game 
with seven points and four steals. 
The Mountaineers shot 50 percent 
from the field, almost 30% better 
then in their last two games. 
Mansfield now sits at 12-1 1 on the 
season. More importantly though 
they are not in fourth place in the 
PSAC East with a 5-4 conference 
record, one game ahead of fifth 
place Kutztown (4-5). The top 
four teams in the PSAC East 
advance to the playoffs. 

The Mountaineers are home 
again this Saturday, February 
17* for Senior Day. The lone 
Mansfield senior, Jessica Uhrich, 
will be honored with in a pre-game 
ceremony. Tip-Off is scheduled 
for 1p.m. 


Mallory Hafer along with the rest of the Mountaineers, struggled shoot- 
ing the basketball this past week.Hafer and company would get back on 
track with a victory at home this past Saturday against Cheyney. 

Another roller coaster week has Mansfield on the outside looking in: 
Kevin Hill goes 9-11 behind the three-point line in the split decisions 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield Mountaineers for 
the second straight week split their 
conference games. The split leaves 
Mansfield with an 8- 1 5 overall mark 
and a 4-5 mark in PSAC East play. 
That leaves them in a fifth place 
tie with Kutztown, who Mansfield 
holds the tie-breaker. With two 
of the three PSAC East games 
remaining at Decker, and with those 
opponents being West Chester and 
East Stroudsburg, the Mountaineers 
still control their playoff destiny. 

With that said one loss could all 
but end their hopes at a playoff berth. 
In the Mountaineers first game of 
the week, they traveled to Kutztown 
to take on the Golden Bears. The 
first half was a back and forth affair 
with eight ties. Kutztown would 
go into the half with a three point 
advantage, 38-35. The Mountaineers 
started off the second half with a 6- 
run to take the lead. Kutztown 
would continue to battle back. 

The game had five ties in the 
final six minutes. Brandon Lawely 
connected on a lay-up with just over 
a minute to give the Mountaineers a 
71-69 edge, but the lead was short 
lived as Sean McKeon answered for 
Kutztown to tie the game at 71 with 

31 seconds left. 

After a timeout Mansfield ran 
the clock down to 10 seconds. 
Chris Greene would hit Kevin 
Hill for a back door lay-up with 
6.5 seconds remaining. Nate 


Kevin Hill had a big week for the 
Mountaineers. He had a key bas- 
ket in the victory over Kutztown 
and had 17 points. 

Edwards of Kutztown was able 
to get a shot off, but he was 
unable to connect and Mansfield 
would pick up the 73-71 victory. 

Lawely and Kevin Hill lead four 
Mountaineers in double figures with 
1 7 each. Lawely also added 1 2 boards 
for his second double double of the 
season. McKeon lead Kutztown and 
the game with 21 points. Mansfield 
was able to shut down Dave Ben, 
Kutztown's leading scorer. Ben 
scored three points on 1-9 shooting. 

Mansfield's next opponent was 
the Cheyney Wolves. The Wolves 
came into Decker Gymnasium on 
Saturday, looking to avenge the 
loss the Mountaineers gave them 
on their home court. Cheyney 
controlled the first half, shooting a 
scorching 62 percent, leading the 
Mountaineers 43-34 at the half. 

Cheyney led by as many as 1 1 
before the Mountaineers went on an 
11-3 run to cut the lead. Terrance 
Williams hit a jumper with under 
14 minutes to play to give the 
Mountaineers their first lead of 
the game. Cheyney would regain 
the lead and extend it to 67-61. 
Mansfield would go up 70-67 with 
three minutes to go. Cheyney hit a 
pair of free throws to tie the game at 
70. Chris Greene hit one foul shot 

to give the Mountaineers 
a 71-70 lead with 1:38 

That would the last 
points Mansfield would 
score, as Cheyney would 
go on a 9-0 to end the 
game. The Wolves defeated 
the Mountaineers 79-71. 
"In the end it came down 
to making plays in the 
last minutes of the game," 
head coach Rich Miller 
said. "They made them 
and we didn't. We played 
hard and worked ourselves 
back into the game, but its 
tough to lose a game when 
you're leading with less 
than two minutes to play." 

Mansfield shot 50 
percent from beyond 
the arc but that was not 
enough to overcome the 
Wolves.The Wolves out 
shot the Mountaineers 54 
percent -43 percent from 
the field. Kevin Hill lead 
the Mountaineers with 20 
points. Ed Braswell scored 
25 for the Cheyney Wolves. 

Mansfield has a non- rescheduled due to the weather, 

conference game at Pitt-Johnstown Mansfield hosts West Chester in a 
on Monday, Feb. 19 after having PSAC East battle this Saturday. 


Lawley lead Mansfield in scoring with 17 
points against Kutztown. He followed that 
up with 14 points and seven rebounds 
in the loss this past Saturday against 

Mansfield university ❖ Volume 89, Issue 4 

Thursday, February 15, 2007 

Mansfield Track and Field continues outstanding indoor season: Women finish 2nd overall, 
with Senior Nicole Dann winning three different events and Rachel Hall two at the CTC Championships 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield University women's 
indoor track and field team took 
second place and the mens team 
took eighth at the Collegiate Track 
Conference Championship, Friday 
and Saturday Feb. 10-11, in New 
Haven, CT. 

Senior Nicole Dann won three 
events and placed third in another 
to help the Mountaineers score 1 65 
points en route to a second place 
finish at the CTC Championship, 
Mansfield's first team scored event 
of the season. Dann started the day 
with a win in the mile, 5:17.67, 
before registering a win in the 
1000, 3:03.70, less than an hour 
later. She then won the 800 with a 
time of 2:21.58 before capping off 
her day as part of the third place 
4x400 relay team. 

"I was definitely surprised with 
myself, yet proud," Dann said after 
the meet. "It was truly gratifying 
since this is my last indoor season 
and the CTC meet is where everyone 
puts their best effort forward." 

Dann was responsible for 
36 of Mansfield's points on the 
women's side. 

Senior Rachel Hall also ran 
well placing first in the 5000 
with a time of 18:57.66, as well 

as the 3000, 10:42.19, and third 
in the mile. 

Junior Katrina Brumfield set a 
new school record in the high jump 
with a first place leap of 1 .66 meters. 
The new mark is an improvement 
over her previous best of 1.65 and 
qualifies her for NCAA competition. 
Brumfield also finished fifth in the 
triple jump at 10.14 meters. 

Also picking up first for the 
women's team was sophomore 
Marisa Fronczkiewicz in the 500 
and the distance medley relay 
team of freshmen Jess Wagner, 
Katie Foster, Christyna Cain and 
sophomore Heather Wida with 
a time of 13:07.85. Foster also 
finished second in the pentathlon, 
qualifying her for the PSAC 
Championship, and fourth in the 
triple jump, 10.52 meters, while 
Cain took third in the 3000 with a 
personal best time of 1 1 :01 .00. 

Rounding out the day for 
the Mountaineers women were 
junior Jamie Sweit/.er, who 
placed third in the 1500 race 
walk, 7:32.51, and the 4x800 
relay team of Wida, Foster, 
junior Sarah Pinkowski and 
sophomore Jessica Lown that 
placed third with a time of 
10:38.70. Amanda Fedish also 
set a school record in the 55 

meters, 7.55, on her way to a 
tenth place finish in the event. 

"They raced intelligently and 
with a lot of heart," head Coach 
Mike Rohl said. "Collectively they 
want to go out and win every race." 

In mens competition junior 
Dave Sanford broke the school 
record in the 1000 meters with 
a winning time of 2:30.09 and 
freshman teammate John-Mark 
Stolts finished third just over six 
seconds behind. 

Junior Brian Morseman 
placed first in the mile, 4:25.23, 
while freshman Mike Gray took 
first in the shot put with a throw 
of 14.94 meters. 

Junior Ricky Jones set a new 
school record in the 55 meters 
with a fifth place time of 6.66 and 
finished tenth, 23.26, in the 200. 

The Mountaineers will return 
to action at the Kent State Last 
Chance, Saturday Feb. 17, in 
Kent, Ohio. 

Because of the great individual 
and team performances, the 
Mountaineers arc in prime shape 
getting ready for the upcoming 
PSAC Championships. 

While Hall and Dann were 
the most dominating of the 
Mountaineer runners, it was 

Rachel Hall enjoyed one of the finest days of her Mountaineer career 
winning two events to help Mansfield to a second place finish at the 
CTC Championships. The Mountaineers finished with 165 points as a 
team, which placed them behind only Southern Connecticut State. 

who picked up the highest in- 
dividual honors. For her perfor- 
mance in last week's meet, Dann 

was named PSAC East runner of 
the week as of Tuesday, Feb. 13. 

Coming up in Mountie Sports 

Feb. 11 




Men's Basketball 
Pitt- Johnstown 



Indoor Track @ 
Field @ Kent 
State Last Chance 


Women's Basketball 
1 p.m. vs. West Chester 

Men's Basketball 

3 p.m. vs. West Chester 





Women's Basketball 
5:30 p.m. vs. 
East Stroudsburg 
Men's Basketball 
7:30 p.m. vs. 
East Stroudsburg 


Swimming @ 
Cumberland Valley 



Indoor Track @ 
Field @ 

East Stroudsburg 



Women's Basketball 
1 p.m. @ 

Men's Basketball 
3 p.m. @ 





Mansfield university ❖ Volume 89, Issue 5 ❖ Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is 
brought to life on Straughn stage 

Mansfield's First 
Snow Day of Winter 

"Beauty and 
The Beast" 

Track & Field 
remains successful 

Today's Weather 

Snow Showers 

High- 39°F 
Overnight Low- 16°F 

Information taken from 


Flashlight Writers 
Approximately 50 Mansfield Uni- 
versity students and community 
members will present Disney's 
Beauty and the Beast Thursday, 
Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 25 in 
Straughn Hall. 

Hobbs is a soph- Show dates and 

omore music ed- 
ucation major. 
Hobbs is playing 
the enchanted 
rug and a towns 
person. This is 
Hobbs' second 
production at 
Mansfield Uni- 
versity. "The 
auditioning pro- 
cess wasn't difficult because I've 
had previous experience," Hobbs 

Hobbs also explained the cast 
dynamics. "The cast works well 
with each other because we all 
know each other. I've met new 
people as well, and we've all be- 
come friends," Hobbs said. 

Alicia Shumway is a sopho- 

Feb. 22-24 at 

8 p.m. 

Feb. 25 at 
2 p.m. 


more communica- 
tions major with 
an emphasis in 
broadcasting. She 
also has a minor in 
Studio Art. "The 
musical takes up a 
lot of time out of 
my sched- 
ule, but 
its worth 
it in the 
being in 
and the 
Beast is the ex- 
perience and 
learning from 
the directors," 
Shumway said. 

The role of 
the Beast is be- 
ing portrayed by Bryan Hoover, 
a junior music education major. 
Hoover explained that the musi- 


Sarah Best plays Belle and Ruthanna Williams 
plays Mrs. Potts in the upcoming production. 

cal was definitely a learning expe- 
rience. "I've learned how to deal 
with different types of people," 

Hoover said. 

"Beauty and the Beast has an 
amazing storyline," Hoover said. "It 
fits the old storybook lines 'once upon 
a time' and 'happily ever after'." 

Outside of student involve- 
ment, the show includes commu- 
nity members, high school students 
and students from Miller Elemen- 
tary School. Also involved in the 
show is Mansfield Mayor Tom Wi- 
erbowski. Wierbowski has a cameo 
in the show as the bookseller. "Dr. 
Monkelien asked me to participate 
in the show because of the Sesqui- 
centennial," Wierbowski said. 

"Beauty and the Beast is a 
good show to bring the town and 
campus together," Wierbowski 
said. "It serves as a facet of learn- 
ing experience that you can't get in 
the classroom." 

Show times for Beauty and the 
Beast are 8 p.m. Thursday through 
Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. 
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for 
students and senior citizens and 
only $2 for Mansfield University 
students with Mansfield University 
ID. Tickers will be available at the 
door before each show. 

Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha present 
AIDS awareness benefit concert on March 5 


Flashlight Writer 
A benefit concert promoting AIDS 
awareness will be held on Monday, 
March 5 at Mansfield University, 
presented by Phi Mu Alpha and 
Sigma Alpha Iota. 

The concert is to be a formal, yet 
casual concert. Performances can 
be by both music majors and non 
music majors and an audition is not 
needed. Different performances, 
such as vocal and instrumental, are 
welcomed. People can play or sing 
what they wish, whether it be with 
their band, or just by themselves. 
The performances do not have to 
be about AIDS, but their choice has 

to be appropriate for the program 

Phi Mu Alpha is the male mu- 
sic fraternity and Sigma Alpha 
Iota is the female music fraternity 
at Mansfield University. They are 
not recognized at a national level 
to be brothers and sisters, but here 
at Mansfield's chapter, they like to 
participate in things together. 

Heather Singley is a Sigma Al- 
pha Iota sister, and in charge of the 
benefit concert. "People in both 
the fraternities have been affected 
in one way or another by AIDS, 
and we wanted to honor the loved 
ones, friends, or family members 
who have it," Singley said. The idea 

was originally to do a music cause, 
but the organizations decided to 
include the whole campus, and not 
just music majors. 

Donations will be taken at the 
door for the benefit concert. Do- 
nations should be in cash and all 
donations that are collected will go 
to the AIDS awareness funds. 
In between performing acts, there 
will be short, but effective dialog 
concerning AIDS, and why exactly 
we should care about it. 

Singley believes that the night 
will be very informative. "It is hard 
to really understand something un- 
less a person goes through it. This 

night will help everyone understand 
it a little bit better than before," 
Singley said. 

The fraternities want to try their 
hardest to help others understand 
more about the cause and effects 
of AIDS. "As a society AIDS has 
become something not as serious, 
or in even some grotesque cases, a 
joke," Singley said. 

Everyone is allowed and highly 
encouraged to come. The concert 
will take place at 8:30 p.m. on 
March 5, in Steadman Theatre. Any- 
one who is interested in perform- 
ing can contact Heather Singley at 


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Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 3 

Library develops new, 
more convenient 
system for students 


Special to the Flashlight 
Electronic resources librarian Shei- 
la Kasperek recently developed a 
new system at the library to assist 
students looking up their 18-digit 
identification number. 

Mansfield University identifi- 
cation cards have two numbers, a 
seven-digit number located in the 
upper right hand corner, and an 18- 
digit number along the bottom of 
the card. Many students memorize 
their seven-digit number, as it is 
used across campus, but are unable 
to recall the 1 8 digit number. Kas- 
perek, a librarian at Mansfield since 
2000, responded to this need by 
creating a way to look up the num- 
ber electronically from the library 
or from home. 

On the library web page, look- 
ing under the "How do I...?" head- 
ing reveals two easy options. Because 
this is a new feature, "What is my 
18 digit ID number?" can be found 
at the top of the page under FAQ. It 
is also found under the technology 
subheading. After clicking on either 
link, students will be prompted to 

enter their last names and seven- 
digit university ID numbers. In a 
matter of seconds, the correspond- 
ing 18-digit number will appear on 
the screen. 

The 18-digit ID number can be 
found at the bottom of your 
Mansfield University student ID. 

According to reference librarian 
Frances Garrison, this new tool will 
be both useful and convenient. "If 
you can remember the seven-digit 
number, when its time to enter the 
18-digit number, you could use this 
web page and copy and paste the 
number in rather than having to go 
find your ID card and type in all 1 8 
digits," Garrison said. "Most people 
hate trying to get that many num- 
bers in without making a mistake." 

The number is required to use 
the e-reserve and to access several 
databases from off-campus. Gar- 
rison also revealed that this aid is 
predominantly aimed at commuter 
students, "many of whom are never 
sent an ID." 

Mansfield students enjoy time 
off in snow on Valentine's Day 


Special to the Flashlight 
On Feb. 13 and 14, nearly two 
months after the official start of 
winter, Mansfield, and most of the 
state of Pennsylvania, was rocked by 
a snow storm that dropped almost 
two feet in some places. 

All classes were cancelled 
Wednesday. The university closed 
as the snow continued to fall, ru- 
ining some people's Valentine's 
Day plans. 

Mansfield University student 
Jamie Gentiles plans were affected 
by the snow. "My boyfriend drove 
two hours to come see me for Valen- 
tine's Day and we were supposed to 
go out to dinner," Gentile said. "But 
because of the snow, we were stuck 
here. He ended up having to stay an 
extra day because the roads weren't 
clear for him to drive home." 

Students also found it difficult 
to leave for the weekend because 
their cars had been covered with 
the snow then plowed in when the 
parking lots were cleared. Some 
took drastic measures in an attempt 
to free their vehicles from the drifts, 
and some students gave up and de- 
cided to wait until the snow melted 


Mansfield University students enjoyed a rare snow day on Feb. 14. The 
university closed due to the wintry weather. 

before they tried to get out. 

Mansfield student Nicole 
Nanni had an idea that allowed her 
to get out safely. "My neighbor's a 
little kid at heart and she had sleds, 
so I borrowed them and my room- 
mate and I walked up [the hill] and 
dug my car out so I could go home 
on Saturday," Nanni said. 

Most students, like Naomi 
Martz, saw the storm as a bless- 
ing. As soon as there was enough 
snow to cover the ground on Tues- 
day night, they were out there 
with their sleds, cafeteria trays, 

storage totes and other makeshift 
snow devices, looking for some 
fun. "The hills were amazing. The 
snow was really fine so after you 
went down once, it was like ice. 
We built a jump at the bottom 
of the hill behind Kelchner [Fit- 
ness Center] and sledded there for 
hours," Martz said. 

The roads were cleared and 
students returned to classes Thurs- 
day, many with bumps, bruises and 
stories' to tell about the first snow 
day of the year. 

President Maravene Loeschke addresses faculty on 
subjects related to future of Mansfield University 


Flashlight Editor-in-Chief 
President Maravene Loeschke ad- 
dressed Mansfield University faculty 
and staff at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 
19 in North Manser. 

Approximately 50 faculty 
and staff attended at the event. 
Loeschke discussed issues that 
arc currently facing the university 
and what she plans to do to help 
better Mansfield. 

"The goal is to refresh this uni- 
versity to become the intellectual, 
social, cultural and economic en- 
gine of the area," Loeschke said. 

The financial problems that 
Mansfield has been facing recently 
were the main topic of conversation. 
Loeschke said that she is fairly cer- 
tain that they have successfully cut 
the $1.4 million that was necessary. 
In March, the Board of Governors 
will be holding budget hearings 
for all 14 of the state universities. 
Loeschke joked that she is the only 
president excited about the hear- 
ings. She stated that the university 
will be under a close microscope but 
has impeccable fiscal management 
so she is not worried. 

"These budget hearings are a 
good thing for us," Loeschke said. 
"It enables us to get up there with 
our case and make it." 

Loeschke talked about ideas she 
has for the university that will help 
to increase revenue which mainly 
requires that Mansfield increase en- 
rollment and retention. Mansfield's 
current enrollment is 3,000 stu- 
dents and needs to be brought up to 
3,500 students. Mansfield's current 
retention rate is 73 percent when 
it needs to be in the eighties. Two 
major factors that contribute to the 
retention rate of the university arc 
the academic programs and the stu- 
dents' living conditions. 

Loeschke is focusing on staying 
true to the new brand of the univer- 
sity, "Developing Tomorrows Lead- 
ers," to help improve the academic 
programs. She is focused on moving 
toward a leadership brand by defi- 
nitely introducing a leadership mi- 
nor to the undergraduate program, 
possibly a leadership masters to the 
graduate program and an institute 
of leadership. 

The university is also consider- 
ing adding a Graphic Design ma- 

jor to its undergraduate program, cut the costs of the university to help 

There is a huge interest in graphic save money. One of those ways is 

design and the university will have eliminate speakers at the graduation 

all of the capabilities once the new ceremony. A graduation speaker typ- 

Allen Hall is built. ically costs the university $10,000. 

The search for a new residence According to Loeschke, this money 

life director will end within the could be better spent on marketing 

next few days and Loeschke has big for the university. She said that, 

plans for the residence halls in the because the graduation speakers get 

"The goal is to refresh 
this university to become 
the intellectual, social, 
cultural and economic 
engine of the area. " 
-President Loeschke 

coming years. She 
hopes to tear down 
Hemlock Manor 
and put apartment 
style dorms for up- 
perclassman in its 
place. In the apart- 
ments, each student 
would have their 
own room, a liv- 
ing room, kitchen, 
bathroom and even 
a washer and dryer. 
Mansfield is currently the only state ny becomes more about the speaker 
university that does not have apart- and less about the students and it 
ment style dorms. The university needs to be able the students, 
is also working with the nationally Loeschke and the provost, 

recognized fraternities and sorori- Michael Renner, also discussed the 
ties on campus to possibly build a possibility of continuing summer 
fraternity and sorority row where courses, not with free room and 
Hemlock is currently located. board but at very minimal costs to 

Loeschke also discussed ways to the students. Regulations state that 

paid so 
feel that 
have to 
for a 
time and 
then the 

the university has to charge students 
for room and board but Mansfield 
is currently in the process of finding 
the bare minimum cost to house and 
feed students and plans on charging 
that number for room & board dur- 
ing summer sessions. 

According to Loeschke, the 
plans to move the Campus book- 
store downtown are still in discus- 
sion. The bookstore would move 
one block away and be modeled af- 
ter a Barnes & Noble bookstore. It 
would become a full-fledged book- 
store with not just text books but 
every other genre, a coffee bar and 
university merchandise would still 
be for sale. The current bookstore 
would become an on campus con- 
venience store. This plan needs to be 
a revenue generator for the univer- 
sity in order to move the bookstore, 
and according to Loeschke there is 
still research that needs to be done 
on the project. 

Loeschke plans to have more 
campus conversations in the fu- 
ture regarding the many changes 
the university is going through and 
thanked the faculty for their sup- 
port during a very tough year. 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Mansfield hosts 
Horn Workshop 


Special to the Flashlight 
Mansfield University hosted the 
2007 Northeast Horn Workshop 

Feb. 17 and 18. 

The host of the event was 
Dr. Rebecca Dobson-Webster, as- 
sociate professor in the music de- 
partment. Hie weekend featured 
workshops, master classes, ven- 
dors and performances. 

"There are regional workshops 
each year and an Internation one 
each year," Dobson-Webster said. 
"People and institutions request to 
host and are selected by the Interna- 
tional Horn Society." 

The featured guest was Thomas 
Bacon, horn player and solo record- 
ing artist. 

Other guests included; Lyd- 
ia Basler-Blais, Nick Caluori, 
Kelly Drifmeyer, Kay Hooper, 
Patrick Hughes, Adam Legnick, 
Ken Pope, Morris Secon and 
Kathleen Thompson. 

Special guests hosted workshops 
for those involved with the week- 
end workshop. These workshops 
included; Improvision, Instrument 
Repair, Extended Techniques, Al- 
exander Technique and Expression 
through Subdivision. There was 
also a workshop entitled: Don't Be 
Afraid to Get Off the Bus. 

In addition to the workshops 
there were also master classes being 
taught by the special guests. 

Vendors were also in Butler 
this weekend to provide a showcase 

of services of their business. Some 
of these vendors included; Robert 
M. Sides, Atkinson Horns, Hick- 
eys Music, Pope Instrument Re- 
pair, Cimarron Music Press, Crys- 
tal Records, Hornist s Nest and Ion 
Balu Mutes. 

One of the major highlights 
of the weekend was the perfor- 
mances. There was a competition 
that was held for both high school 
and college students to have the 
opportunity to play with Mans- 
field University's own orchestra 
and wind ensemble with the ac- 
companying guests. 

For the high school level, com- 
petitors had to play Mozart's Con- 
certo in D Major in order to win 
a performance with the orchestra. 
The college level competitors played 
R. Strauss' Concert No. 1 in order 
to win a performance with the wind 
ensemble. The high school winner 
was Nicholas Harman, Potsdam, 
NY and the college level winner was 
Meredith Moore, Connecticut, who 
attends Ithaca College. 

According to Dobson-Webster, 
the importance of these workshops 
is clear. "Horn workshops give pro- 
fessionals as well as students a chance 
to collaborate, connect, learn and 
perform. There are master classes, 
competitions, social opportunities, 
and many more activities which 
are designed to energize and inspire 
professionals, students and horn en- 
thusiasts," Dobson-Webster said. 

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I tried to tell him to stop. And I tried to push 
him away. And I tried not to cry... The room 
was spinning, and then I was on the floor 

with him above me. My body felt numb, 
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nauseous, and I could hardly breathe with 

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Mansfield to prepare 
hazard mitigation plan 

Across the United States, natural and human-caused disasters have led to increasing levels of deaths, injuries, prop- 
erty damage, and interruption of business and government services. 

The time, money and efforts to recover from these disasters exhaust resources, diverting attention from impor- 
tant public programs and private agendas. 

With several recent statewide or county-specific gubernatorial and presidential disaster declarations, Mansfield 
University officials recognized the impact of disasters on their community and concluded that proactive efforts 
needed to be taken to reduce the impact of natural and human-caused hazards. 

The Mansfield University Disaster-Resistant University Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (DRU/ 
HMPC) is preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan. This project will not only guide the university towards greater 
disaster resistance, but is part of on-going efforts to create a more sustainable university community. 

In order to qualify for federal aid for technical assistance and post-disaster funding, the University must 
comply with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA) and its implementing regulations (44 CFR §§201.6, 
published Feb. 26, 2002). The University's Hazard Mitigation Plan will be prepared to meet Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) requirements in order for the university to be eligible for funding and technical as- 
sistance from state and federal hazard mitigation programs. 

"Hazard mitigation" is a phrase that describes actions taken to prevent or reduce the long-term risks to life and 
property from hazards. Pre-disaster mitigation actions are taken in advance of a hazard event and are essential to 
breaking the typical disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. With careful selection, mitiga- 
tion actions can be long-term, cost-effective means of reducing the risk of loss. 

The hazard mitigation planning process consists of: Public involvement through a series of meetings; Identi- 
fication of hazards that could affect the university; Assessment of the university's vulnerability to these hazards in 
terms of the number of structures and people affected; Identification of mitigation actions that can reduce the risk 
from these hazards; and Development of an implementation strategy identifying roles and responsibilities. 

Anyone who would like to participate in the plan development or wants more information should con- 
tact Jim M. Welch, Mansfield University Environmental Health & Safety coordinator, at (570)662-4906 or 

Faculty music duo to perform 
Feb. 25 in Steadman Theatre 

The Mansfield University Music Department will pres- 
ent violinist Kenneth Sarch and pianist Nancy Boston 
in a faculty recital on at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 in 
Steadman Theatre. 

The recital will mark the duo's return to perform- 
ing together after a two year break due to Boston 
being on sabbatical. Prior to that they had performed 
together for 1 straight years. 

The program will feature two sonatas, one by 
Brahms in G Major and the other by French composer 
Germaine Tailleferre. Both works feature the violinist 
and pianist equally in musically and technically chal- 
lenging ways that will engage the audience. 

Also on the program will be the Baal Shem Suite 
by Ernest Bloch, three pieces depicting European 
Chassidic life in celebration and prayer, and a group of 
short American works by Lukas Foss, Alan Hovhaness 
and Aaron Copland. 

Boston is a professor of Music and chair of the 
keyboard faculty at MU. She has appeared as soloist 
throughout the U.S. After a series of concerts in the 
spring of 2006, she recorded a CD, American Women: 
Modern Voices in Piano Music, which is available 
through CDBaby and 

Boston has specialized in the performance of 
music by female composers for the past 1 5 years, 
presenting many solo and chamber concerts. Her 
interest in the field of women and music has also led 
to the lecture "Good Daughters of Music," tracing the 
emergence of female composers in the U.S., which she 
has presented at numerous colleges and universities. 

She has also presented a lecture/recital twice at the 
International Festival of Women Composers. She is an 
active member of the International Alliance of Women 
in Music Association. 

Sarch is professor of violin and viola and con- 

ductor of the MU Symphony Orchestra. He is 
also concertmaster of the Williamsport Symphony 
Orchestra. In December, he was soloist in the Wil- 
liamsport Symphony Holiday Concert, leading the 
string section from the podium without conductor in 
the Autumn and Winter Concertos from Vivaldi's The 
Four Seasons. 

Sarch has conducted orchestras internationally 
in Panama, Jordan, Brazil, and Bolivia. A two-time 
Fulbright Scholar, he spent six-months in Bolivia in 
2003, where he formed the new Orquesta Sinfonica 
Juvenil de Santa Cruz and served as its first conductor. 
His violin recitals and orchestra presentations were 
nationally televised. 

Last year Sarch was invited by the U.S. Embassy 
in Panama to perform recitals, present Master Classes 
and work with string students 


recital is free and open to the public. 

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Dr. Sarch will be performing with Dr. Boston on 
stage at Steadman Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 25. 

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Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 5 

Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Thursday, Feb. 22 

Went: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Men Who Cook fundraiser at 
le Corey Creek Country Club. Food, silent auction, 
msicand tun. Tickets $5/students,*$20/advance, 

lusic: Disney's "Beauty and The Beast" 8 p.m. at 
>traughn Theatre. 

Friday, Feb. 23 

[Music: Disney's "Beauty and The Beast" 8 p,m. at 
ptraughn Tl 

Saturday, Feb. 24 

lusic: Jennifer Anderson, senior saxophone recital, 3 
.m. at Steadman Theatre. 

[usic: Disney's "Beauty and The Beast" 8 p.m. at 
ptraughn Theatre. 

Sunday, Feb. 25 

M usic Dr. Sarch and Dr. Boston, faculty piano and 
'iolin recital, 7 p.m. at Steadman Theatre 

[usic: Disney's "Beauty and The Beast" 2 p.m. at 
itraughn Theatre. 

Monday, Feb. 26 

J vent: Black History Month Program: Dr. C. 

ichard Gillespie, retired professor of Theatre 
it Towson University, will present "Papa Trous- 
|saint", his historical novel of the last five years 
>f the life of Toussaint Louverture, the liberator 

»f Haiti. 4 p.m., Room 307 AHSC 

Tuesday, Feb. 27 

Event: Faculty Lecture Series Event; Dl Judith Sorn- 
berger, English & Bobbi Jo VanDruff; 

nas of the Disappeared." 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., 3171 

all Student Center 

Wednesday, Feb. 28 

ivent: Ewabo Caribbean Trio Steel D/um Band 
1:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jazzman's Food Court area 

What in the World 
News in a Flash 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


LONDON, England- Harry, Prince of Wales is preparing 
to begin his tour of duty in Iraq. The third man in line to 
sit on the throne will be in command of eleven men and 
four British Scimitar tanks in his unit known as the Blues 
and Royals regiment. Harry, who is addressed within the 
British military as Troop Leader Wales, recently threatened 
to leave military service if he was not given active duty in 
Iraq. Fears are already being voiced in the British govern- 
ment that Prince Harry will be a "bullet magnet." A Lon- 
don metropolitan police unit assigned specifically to the 
prince may also make the journey to Iraq to help assure 
his safety. British Royals have served in the military be- 
fore; Prince Harrys father, Prince Charles, was a pilot in 
the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. His grandfather and 
uncle also served in branches of the military. Prince Har- 
ry's unit is expected to leave for Iraq in the coming weeks. 


Prince Harry will be in command of eleven soldiers 
and three tanks on the battlefield. 

MOGADISHU, Somalia- The Somali government has 
created an anti-terrorist unit to combat the spread of vio- 
lence throughout the nation, especially in the capital city 
of Mogadishu. Violence has gripped much of the city 
and country due to Islamic extremists who held control 
of the capital until late 2006. The same Islamic extremists 
have been the ones conducting attacks against Somalis. 
An anonymous source stated that the unit has over 700 
members. The anti-terrorist unit was trained by military 
forces in neighboring Ethiopia, a nation that also played 
a huge role in driving the radical Islamic government out 
of Mogadishu. Somalia has been in a state of constant 
war and unrest since 1 99 1 , when the nations then current 
dictator was overthrown by warlords, who then proceed- 
ed to turn oh each other. .Several U.N. attempts at bring- 
ing peace to the nation have since been met with defeats. 

MEXICO CITY, Mexico- As a reward for their efforts in 
the fight against drug and gang violence, Mexican army 
soldiers were given a pay increase of 50 percent. Gang 
violence for control of Mexico-to-United States drug 
routes resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 people last 

year. President Felipe Calderon, who took office in De- 
cember, has already committed thousands of troops to 
fight against drug violence. Checkpoints have been set 
up in northern Mexican states, and Mexican navy ships 
are patrolling the waters off the coast to search for drug 
boats. The use of the military is an attempt to bypass 
Mexican police officers, who are often paid by Mexican 
drug cartels to look the other way in enforcing narcot- 
ics laws. Searches are also slated to begin on vehicles 
in more areas of northern Mexico that border Texas. 

TRENTON, New Jersey- The Garden State became 
the third state in the country to offer gay civil unions, 
joining California and Massachusetts as states that al- 
low same-sex unions. Civil unions offer the benefits that 
come from being formally married, but do not carry the 
title. Rights now garnered by same-sex partners are the 
rights to legally adopt, visiting a partner in the hospital, 
making medical decisions for a partner, child custody 
rights and the right to not testify against their partner 
in court. However, the rights will not be recognized in 
most other states, creating potential problems for couples 
not in New Jersey. The law allowing civil unions was 
created in Trenton in December, two months after the 
state supreme court decided that gay couples in a civil 
union had the same rights as married straight couples. 


BARTON, New York- A foot found by a couple ca- 
noeing down the Susquehanna River in 2005 has been 
positively identified as that of a man who disappeared 
22 years ago. Eli Vanderpool Jr. was last seen leaving a 
party in Tioga County, New York on Nov. 26, 1985. His 
truck was found one week later in the Susquehanna River 
across from his family's home. In 2005, when the foot 
was discovered on the bank of the river, it was sent to a 
laboratory in Texas for DNA testing. The foot was posi- 
tively identified as Vanderpool's earlier this week. While 
the family has felt a sense of closure since the discovery, 
the whereabouts of Vanderpool's body and the means of 
his death still remain a mystery. 

WELLSBORO, Pennsylvania- A man who shot and 
wounded three people in a Tioga County home faces his 
preliminary hearing this week. Gerald A. Morrow, 30, of 
Corning stands accused of shooting his wife and another 
couple in a Middlebury Township home. The shooting 
was prompted by an argument between Morrow and his 
wife, Darlene, on the morning of Feb. 2. Darlene Mor- 
row fled to the home of Rebecca and Frederick Douglas. 
Gerald Morrow followed, and shot his wife in the leg. 
Then, blaming the Douglases for his wife leaving him, 
Morrow shot Frederick Douglas in the abdomen, and a 
projectile from that shot also wounded Rebecca Douglas. 
Morrow then fled the scene, and was later apprehended 
at his mothers home in Dundee, New York. Morrow 
stands charged with three counts of felony attempted 
murder and aggravated assault. 

All information taken from and 

6- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 22, 2007 

The "do's" and "do nots" of having a successful internship 


Special to the Flashlight 
Many enter college with the mindset 
that after graduating they will score 
the perfect job with benefits, a high 
salary and an understanding boss. 

One of the most valuable things 
college students 
forget is the impor- 
tance of an intern- 
ship. According to, 
"Getting a good in- 
ternship will put you 
one step ahead." 

The purpose 
of an internship is 
to allow students 
to get first hand experience of their 
future occupation. Internships also 
help companies tutor future em- 
ployees in the way they run their 
businesses. Usually interns are hired 
for that particular job. This brings 
up one of the most important as- 
pects of how to be a successful in- 
tern: Enjoying the internship. 

Pick something you enjoy do- 

ing. If you are majoring in broad- 
casting, an internship for a radio 
station would be a good choice. It 
would not be the best decision to 
work for a hospital if you want have 
your voice heard on the air. 

When you apply for an intern- 
ship, keep in mind that 
some pay, some do not 
pay, some are full-time 
and some part-time. 
Do your research. 

Also remember 
that some intern- 
ships require training, 
while others offer the 
chance to go on 6 
a.m. coffee runs. Ev- 
ery internship is different. 

As you begin your internship, 
one of the first things to do is es- 
tablish a good relationship with your 
boss. You want to be on his or her 
good side. 

Asking for help from your boss 
or supervisor is also important. If 
you are having trouble with some 
aspect of the job, the supervisor is 

Facebook gives students 
a chance to become part 
of television series 

Facebook, the Internet's leading 
social utility, and, a 
national multiplatform user-gener- 
ated video site recently launched 
by Comcast Interactive Media, an- 
nounced a partnership that will al- 
low Facebook users to create and 
share user-generated videos and 
give them the chance to become 
part of a new television series titled 
"Facebook Dianes." 

Beginning in March, the com- 
panies will kickoff a program that 
includes contests asking users 
to submit short video segments 
about their lives. Throughout the 
contests, Facebook users will be 
encouraged to upload, view, share 
and rate the videos. Selected videos 
will be featured prominently online 
on Facebook and and 
on television. 

Submitted videos also form the 
basis for the new television series, 
"Facebook Diaries," to be produced 
by R.J. Cutler, the Oscar-nominated, 
Emmy award- winning producer of 
TV shows, including "American 
High" and "30 Days." Cutler will 
choose from the best submissions 
and weave them together to pro- 
duce ten half-hour episodes that 
will air online and on television. 

"Video sharing is extremely 
popular among Facebook's 1 6 mil- 
lion users," said Owen Van Natta, 
chief operating officer, Facebook.. 

"Through our partnership with 
Comcast, we are making it even 
easier for the Facebook commu- 
nity to share video content in a 
trusted online environment and 
giving them the opportunity to tell 
their stories on TV." 

"Everyone has a story to tell 
and "Facebook Diaries" is a really 
new and exciting way for people to 
share their expenences," said pro- 
ducer R.J Cutler. "The concept is 
a fresh spin on entertainment and 
programming, and I think it's truly 
groundbreaking. Facebook and 
Comcast are ternfic partners for 
this and I can't wait to get started." 

Once the contests launch in 
March, Facebook users can begin 
uploading video by joining the Zid- 
dio- sponsored group on Facebook 
or through Ziddio at www.ziddio. 
com. To join Facebook, people can 
authenticate into a school or work 
network, or they can join a region- 
al network by registering at www. 

Ziddio is a new multiplatform 
user-generated site launched last 
year by Comcast Interactive Media. 
The site brings together premium 
networks and partners to host 
co-branded contests with unique 
prizes and the chance for users to 
showcase their content across mul- 
tiple platforms— online, on Com- 
cast's ON DEMAND service and 
on linear networks. 

the person to ask. You don't want 
to keep doing things wrong. 

Ask your boss about your weak- 
nesses. The best way to improve is to 
understand what you need to work 
harder at. Eventually, weaknesses 
turn into strengths and your boss 
will be the first person to recognize 
that change. 

Be sure to get a well-rounded 
experience during your internship. says that "will help 
you better determine which depart- 
ment interests you the most and will 
best prepare you for the future." 

Keep in mind the location of 
your internship. Will it supply hous- 
ing? Is this something you're willing 
to sacnfice? 

Most internships help students 
decide their future. It can push 
them toward a wonderful life, or it 
can pull them back into reality. 

Going into the internship, re- 
member to have a positive attitude. 
It's meant to help you, not stress 
you. You've got to step into the real 
wodd sometime. 

. Ten Tips for Finding an Internship 


e your goals 
Meet with your career counselor 
Start early and explore your options 
Develop your resume and cover letter 
Research your internship projects 
Implement your internship pj 
Follow-up on applications 
Develop your power interview 

Send thank you notes, be patient 
Ivaluate internship offers 


Review: 'The Vagina Monologues" stands 
against violence and sexual discrimination 


Advertising Manager 
"The Vagina Monologues" was pre- 
sented Feb. 1 5 and 1 6 as part of Man- 
sfield University's V-Day celebration. 

Mansfield University partici- 
pated in V-Day by presenting three 
performances of Eve Ensler's "The 
Vagina Monologues," a collection 
of stories about real women from 
all over the world who shared the 
experiences they have had being a 
woman and with their "most pri- 
vate parts." 

According to "V- 
Day, which stands for Victory, 
Valentine and Vagina, is a global 
movement to stop violence against 
women and girls. V-Day generates 
broader attention for the fight to 
stop violence against women and 
girls, including rape, battery, in- 
cest, female genital mutilation, 
and sexual slavery." 

The performance featured 15 
women performing 19 different 
monologues which were drawn 
either from one woman's story or 
from a combination of women. 
With titles ranging from the more 
funny and light "The Woman who 
Loved to Make Vaginas Happy" 
to the more serious and poignant 
"My Vagina Was My Village," 
which really hit home why V-Day 
is celebrated and why it is neces- 
sary to take action. To quote the 
monologue, "Not since the sol- 
diers put a long thick nfle inside 
me. So cold, the steel rod cancel- 
ling my heart. Don't know wheth- 


In Africa, the Middle East and Asia, V-Day gives continual support to build 
movements and anti-violence networks. According to, "V-Day 
provided hard-won funding that helped open the first shelters for women 
in Egypt and Iraq, sponsored annual workshops and three national cam- 
paigns in Afghanistan, convened the "Confronting Violence" conference 
of South Asian women leaders, and donated satellite-phones to Afghan 
women to keep lines of communication open and action plans moving 

ny, but at the same time interesting. 
It gives people some awareness on 
how women are treated around the 
world. My favorite monologue was 
"My Vagina Was My Village" be- 
cause it was so sad to think that 

er they're going to fire it or shove 
if through my spinning brain. Six 
of them, monstrous doctors with 
black masks shoving bottles up 
me too. There were sticks and the 
end of a broom." This is just one 
of the chilling examples of what 
real women have gone through 
and why something needs to be 
done now. 

Although the audience was re- 
served at the beginning, by the end 
they were really into the performance 
and moved by the powerful message. 

Sophomore Amber Badeau at- 
tended the performance. "It was the 
first time I had went to "The Vagina 
Monologues" and I was not sure 
what to expect. I thought it was fun- 

women actually went through what 
they did, but would still share their 
story to try and stop the violence 
from happening to anyone else," 
Badeau said. 

All money raised at the perfor- 
mance will be split between four 
different organizations including 
HAVEN of Tioga County, the 
Bradford County ARCC program, 
the MU Advocacy Program and the 
V-Day Spotlight Fund "Women 
Conflict Zones." 


Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight -7 

Joe's Academy Award predictions: Who will win? 


hi Features Co-Editor 
The most exciting weekend in film is 
soon upon us where 2007's best films 
and performances get the highest 
recognition. Ellen DeGeneres hosts 
the 79th annual Academy Awards 
on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2007. Being the 
film fan I am, I decided to give you 
my predictions at the Oscars. Flere 
are give you the nominees and then I 
will tell you my pick. 

The big nominations this year 
went to "Dreamgirls" with eight, 
however, it was left out as a nominee 
for Best Motion Picture of the Year. 
"Babel" followed with seven, "The 
Queen" had six, and "The Depart- 
ed" received five nominations. 

Best Motion Picture of the Year: 

"Babel", "The Departed", "Letters 
from I wo Jima", "Little Miss Sun- 
shine", "The Queen" 

My Pick: "Babel" 

Although I would like to see 
Martin Scorcese and company 
take home the gold with "The De- 
parted," "Babel" is receiving much 
deserved praise. Already winning 
the Golden Globe for Best Film 
and receiving seven Oscar nomi- 
nations, it would not surprise any- 
one if "Babel" got the Motion 
Picture of the Year nod. Brad Pitt 
and Cate Blanchett star in the dra- 
ma thriller directed by Alejandro 
Gonzalez Inarritu in which a mar- 
ried couple is struck with tragedy 
while on vacation. Pitt supposedly 
gave up a role in "The Departed" 

(which he co-produced) to play 
Richard in "Babel." 


"Babel" director, Alejandro Gonza- 
lez Inarritu also directed the film 
"21 Grams". 

Best Performance by an Actor 
in a Leading Role: Leonardo Di- 
Caprio in "Blood Diamond", Ryan 
Gosling in "Half Nelson", Peter 
OToole in "Venus", Will Smith in 
"The Pursuit of Happyness", For- 
est Whitaker in "The Last King of 

My Pick: Forest Whitaker 

Forest Whitaker plays Idi Ar- 
min, the Ugandan dictator in "The 
Last King of Scotland." The movie 
is based on the events of the dicta- 
tor's regime as observed by his per- 
sonal physician in the 1970s. Whita- 
ker received his first ever Academy 

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Award nomination this year and 
has already won Best Actor at the 
BAFTA Awards, The Golden Globe 
Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild 
awards, among many more for his 
performance in "The Lasr King of 
Scotland." Whitaker reportedly spent 
several months in Uganda research- 
ing for his starring role. 

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Forest Whitaker had to gain weight 
for his role in The Last King of 

Best Performance by an Actress 
in a Leading Role: Penelope Cruz 
in "Volver", Judi Dench in "Notes 
on a Scandal", Helen Mirren in 
"The Queen", Meryl Streep in "The 
Devil Wears Prada", Kate Winslet 
in "Little Children" 

My Pick: Helen Mirren 

Helen Mirren plays Queen 
Elizabeth II in "The Queen." The 
film centers around Queen Eliza- 
beth's reaction after the death of 
Lady Diana Spencer which sparks 
a public relations fiasco that Prime 
Minister Tony Blair has to handle. 
Mirren already won awards at the 
Golden Globes and Screen Ac- 
tors Guild for her role in "The 
Queen." Mirren's performance re- 
ceived a five-minute standing ova- 
tion at its premiere at the Venice 
Film Festival. 


Helen Mirren is the only actress to 
play Queen Elizabeth I and Queen 
Eliabeth II. 

Best Achievement in Directing: 

Clint Eastwood for "Letters from 
Iwo Jima", Stephen Frears for 
"The Queen", Paul Greengrass for 
"United 93", Alejandro Gonza- 
lez Inarritu for "Babel", Martin 
Scorcese for "The Departed" 

My Pick: Martin Scorcese 

Martin Scorcese has been 
nominated for Best Director six 
times at the Academy Awards but 
never won. This should be the year 
Scorcese brings home the coveted 
Oscar. "The Departed" involves 
two men on different sides of the 
law working undercover in the Mas- 
sachusetts State Police and Irish Ma- 
fia. The film's allstar cast includes 
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, 
Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, 
and Martin Sheen. "The Departed" 
is Scorcese's highest grossing film 
to date. 


Martin Scorcese wanted to shoot 
all of The Departed" in Boston, 
however, concerns on production 
and politics forced much of the 
filming to take place in New York 

Best Performance for an Actor 
in a Supporting Role: Alan Arkin 
in "Little Miss Sunshine", Jackie 
Earle Haley in "Little Children", 
Djimon Hounsou in "Blood Dia- 
mond", Eddie Murphy in "Dream- 
girls", Mark Wahlberg in "The 

My Pick: Eddie Murphy 

Eddie Murphy seems to be 
this year's favonte to win Best Sup- 
porting Actor for his performance 
in "Dreamgirls." Murphy already 
took home the best supporting 
nod at the Golden Globes and 
Screen Actors Guild Awards and 
one more at the Academy Awards 
is expected. "Dreamgirls" is based 
on the Broadway musical which 
centers on three black female souls 
singers who make it on the pop 
charts in the 1960s. Murphy plays 
the role of James "Thunder" Early, 
a James Brown-esque soul man. 

This is Murphy's first ever Acad- 
emy Award nomination. 


Eddie Murphy accepted the role 
of James Early after Jamie Foxx 
supposedly turned down the role 
because of the salary offer. 

Best Performance by an Actress 
in a Supporting Role: Adriana 
Barraza in "Babel", Cate Blanchett 
in "Notes on a Scandal", Abigail 
Breslin in "Litde Miss Sunshine", 
Jennifer Hudson in "Dreamgirls", 
Rinko Kikuchi in "Babel" 

My Pick: Jennifer Hudson 

Jennifer Hudson is also the fa- 
vorite to win the Academy Award 
for Supporting Actress. She also has 
won at the Golden Globes for her 
performance in "Dreamgirls." The 
film was Hudson's first acting role. 


Jennifer Hudson reportedly beat 
out over 500 actresses for her role 
in "Dreamgirls." 

Best Animated Feature Film of 
the Year: "Cars", "Happy Feet", 
"Monster House" 

My Pick: "Cars" ' 

Owen Wilson, Paul Newman 
and company made "Cars" a big hit 
in the Summer of 06. "Cars" won 
at several award shows for best ani- 
mated film and is a favorite to win 
the oscar. 


The animators sketched up over 
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Mansfield University 

Thursday, Pel 

A tale as old as time: Mansfield pr< 

Disney's "Beau 

Tickets for the MU production are 
available either online at http:// or at the 

Straughn Auditorium Box Office. 



Advertising Manager 


Features Co-editor 

Beauty and the Beast features such 
songs as "Be Our Guest", "Human 
Again", "Gaston", "If I Can't Love 
Her", and the title song. 

ccording to Music Theatre Interna- 
ional, the owner of rights to the pro- 
luction, "Beauty and the Beast" was 
the most performed show by amateurs 
and regional theatres in 2006. 


Sarah Best 

Bryan Hoover. . 
Stephan June.... 
Ruthanna Williar 
Anthony D'Agostinc 

A prince living in a shining < 
winter's night by an old beg; 
his castle and offers him a si 
ter from the bitter cold. 

He is repulsed by her app 
woman away. The old woma 
to reveal a beautiful enchant 
apologetic when he sees her 
turns the cruel, unfeeling pri 
His stubborn pride compe 
witched castle with Lumiere 
Cogsworth the pompous cloc 
and an inquisitive teacup nar 
To break the spell, the be; 
other and earn their love in n 
falls from the enchanted rose 
to remain a beast for all time 

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?r beauty, the enchantress 
rince into a hideous beast, 
pels him to remain in his he- 
re the lovestruck candelabra, 
ock, the kindly Mrs. Potts 
amed Chip. 

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MU Production is 

Designed and Directed by Michael Crum 
Music Direction by Sheryl Monkelien 
Vocal Coach Youngsuk Kim 

Awards for "Beauty and the Beast 

Academy Award for Best Song and Original Score, first 
animated feature to be nominated for the 
Best Picture Award 

Nine Tony Award Nominations including Best New 
Musical, winning for Costume Design 

The Score was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award ! 

Flashlight- 10 


Mansfield University 

from the editor's desk 

Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Sensationalism in today's media 

Turn on the television, radio, internet andjou 're bombarded 
with images from that particular week s media cra^e. What 
does it happen to be this week? Britney Spears 's bald head. 

Last week my editorial dealt with a college 
newspaper that was trying to prove that 
today's media is too sensational. They 
took it too far with their satire on rape, but they 
did have a point. 

Most stories in the media today are not 
worth the amount of attention that they get. 
Every week it's a different story. Two weeks ago 
it was the astronaut who drove halfway across 
the country in a diaper. Last week it was the 
death of Anna Nicole Smith and the mystery of 
who is her baby's father. 

This week it is the ongoing drama of Brit- 
ney Spears. She isn't just out partying or driving 
with her son in her lap this time. Nope, this 
week Britney shaved her head. She shaved her 
head on Friday night and it was in the news as 
early as Saturday. Her hair has been put up for 
auction and she has made headlines on CNN,, FOXNews and ABC. 

On ABC's "The View," Joy Behar com- 
mented on Britney's state of mind, along with 
almost every other talking head in the media. 

Britney checked into rehab on Tuesday at 
an undisclosed location for abuse of a con- 
trolled substance. This event should be in the 
news once, if that, but it will be played and 
analyzed over and over again until the next 
outrageous thing catches the medias attention. 
My questions is; why??? 

Who honestly cares about Britney Spears 
shaving her head? How is her shaved head going 
to affect our world tomorrow? And if it is a cry 
for help as most people are saying, again - who 
cares? Maybe who cares isn't the right question 
but rather; why is it any of our business? That is 
a private matter, hundreds of people enter rehab 
each year for one problem or another and no 
one cares. But as soon as a celebrity has a prob- 
lem and goes into a rehabilitation facility the 
entire country feels like they just have to know. 

What happened to people caring about real 
news? Real events that are happening in this 
country and across the world that could actu- 
ally affect them? Because knowing what rehab 
facility Britney Spears checked into isn't going 
to make or break your life but people act as 
though it will. While other events (Hint: war!) 
actually could affect your life. 

This sensationalism in the media is not 
always the media's fault, they typically are just 

giving the public what they want to hear. The 
average person doesn't seem to care about actual 
news, they just want to be entertained. says it all. When you are on the 
home page of CNN .com there are two tabs in 
the center on the page. Under "Latest News," 
one says "Top Stories," and the other "Most 

The "Top Stories" tab contains stories con- 
cerning the War in Iraq, the ongoing Scooter 
Libby trial, Iran, Anna Nicole, Britney Spears 
and a 13-year-old killer. The "Most Popular" 
tab only has five stories in common with "Top 
Stories," and are ranked in the following order: 

1 . Joke is over Brit in rehab 

2. Doc: Bury Anna Nicole Smith soon 

3. Goldmans can get O.J's royalties 

4. Admiral questions Iran motives 

5. Teen: I killed homeless man 

6. Reports: UK to withdraw troops 

7. New Orleans marks 2nd Mardis Gras since 

8. Army hospital trouble revealed 

9. James Brown's body to be buried 

10. Moms' 6 biggest sleep mistakes 

Britney Spears entering rehab and shaving 
her head is more popular with the majority of 
Americans than the current state of a war that 
their country has been involved in for six years! 

I find this completely outrageous. Sure 
everyone likes a little mindless entertain every 
once in awhile, that's what "E! The Entertain- 
ment Channel " is for. But the trend seems to 
be that Americans like mindless entertainment 
more often than not. 

The media, then trying to accommodate to 
what the people want often overkill a certain 

How many remember the media blitz 
when Tom Cruise went crazy on Oprah's couch? 
If you don't, well I just don't understand how 
you missed it. Sure it was pretty funny to watch 
this actor jumping up and down like a fool on 
Oprah's show for the first oh... lets say 10 times 
it was replayed but after that it just got old. . 
Sure it was a bit odd that this grown man was 
acting so strangely but the media just couldn't 
let it go. Every time after that if Tom Cruise did 
something slightly out of the ordinary it was all 
over television for the next two weeks. 

The media sensationalizes stories for shock 
value. It reports on things that are entertaining 
rather than important to get people to watch. 
For now, it seems as though it's working. As 
a whole we're being sucked in and falling for 
the trap. Most Americans would rather be 
entertained at the end of the day with the lat- 
est Hollywood gossip than real news. I hope 
that some day we stop falling for that trap and 
actually start caring about what is going on in 
this world. I think that will happen when the 
media realizes that people can only see so many 
pictures of Britney's shaved head before they 
get tired of waiting for the real news and stop 
watching entirely. 

What do you think? 

E-mail your thoughts to 


Britney's new do is the latest media craze. In the past the media has sensationalized events 
such as Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch professing his love for Katie Holmes. 



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Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 11 

Letter to the Editor: 

Leadership at Mansfield 

Dear Editor: 

I am currently participating in my 
internship and have heen made 
aware that a leadership retreat has 
been organized with the title "Y 
Change Only Your World, When 
You Could Change Our World?" 
With the university changing its 
image to leadership, this program 
is a great effort in addition to the 
already successful Mountaineer 
Leadership Program. Reading fur- 
ther into the qualifications, I noted 
that presidents and vice presidents 
of organizations are not permitted 
to apply. 

In a small university that has just 
lost its football program, and much 
of its pride, we can best recover by 
following the new slogan as we try 
"developing tomorrows leaders 
Whether it's the straight-A student 
at the top of the class, the pan- 
time non-traditional student or the 
president of SGA, this university 
needs to encourage the best from 
everyone. All students need and de- 
serve encouragement from faculty 
and staff to become leaders, not to 

be prohibited from participating in 
events because of their accomplish- 

I understand the organizers of the 
retreat are trying to reach students 
who are shy or less involved, but 
why would these students partici- 
pate if not for the involvement of 
their peer leaders? Much of my ex- 
perience in extracurricular activities 
can be attributed to the people for 
whom I worked. Had it not been 
for their encouragement, I may not 
have continued my involvement 
with the newspaper and never 
would have become editor-in-chief. 
From what I have observed, efforts 
to reach the shy, reserved, and 
inexperienced masses are ineffec- 
rive. Its important for professors 
and peers of the uninvolved to 
help develop their self-confidence 
and join them in experiences like 
leadership retreats. 

As an outgoing senior, I have a 
strong attachment to the school 
and its future. From academics to 
activities, I am discouraged to see 
any students excluded from partici- 

pation in something that benefits 
them. Although the retreats name 
asks why we as students are not 
working to change our world, 
college students must first discover 
their own world: confidence, pas- 
sion, desire, goals, communication, 
and motivation. These are all key 
ingredients for a successful leader. 

To quote the old slogan, there are 
"big opportunities" at Mansfield. 
Let's begin by encouraging the 
students of Mansfield to conduct 
some introspective research and 
improve as individuals to they can 
gain the best possible experiences 
at our small university. 

Permit all students to take part in 
this mission of leadership and the 
apprehensive might discover that 
leaders are born of groups and are 
best educated by experiences with 
each other. 


Erica Hudock 

2005-2006 Flashlight Editor-in- 

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iB.EUis Island 

C. Brooklyn Bridge 

D. Empire State 

3. Albert takes Allegra 
to a sporting event, 
which team did they 
go see? 

A New York Knicks 

B. New York Yankees 

C. New York Rangers 

D. New York Giants 

4. What "skill" does 
Hitch try to teach 

A Paying for dinner 
-B. Conversation 

C. Kissing 

D. Holding hands 

1. What is Hitch's full name? 

A. Gary Hitchcock 

B. Alex Hitchens 

C. Roger Hitchfeather 

D. Alex Hitchmen 

2. Where does Hitch take 
Sara on their first date? 
A. The Statue of liberty 

5. What "chick flick" is 
Sara watching during 
the film? 

A. Jerry Maguire 

B. You Ve Got Mail 


find out 

C. Sleepless in Seattle 

D. While you were Sleeping 

6. What did Albert teach 
Allegra to do? 

A. Drive 

B. Whistle 

C. Dance 

D. Snap 

7. When Albert was eating a 
hot dog what does he get all 
over his face? 

A. relish 

B. ketchup 

C. mustard 

D. mayonaise 

8. What was the name of the 
client that Hitch refused to 

A. Jack Riley 

B. Lance Springer 

C. Carl Frederick 

D. Vance Munson 

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5. Discover 

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9. First name in Chinese 

7. Ultimate degree 


8. Change color 

12. Drab 

9. Not less 

13. Mentholated 

10. Play portions 

14. Tasty winter drink 

11. Audience responses to 



18. Self 

13. Change shape 

19. Something to dip in 14 

14. Charlie in Chihuahua 


16. Disorderly defeats 

20. Put clothes on 

17. Made cheese backwards 

21. Palindromic pet 

21. Church leader 

22. Ground corn 

22. Liquefied, as lava 

24. AARON 

23. Newts' relatives 

31. Travels on ice, accidentally 

24. Russian pancake, served 

32. Shoppe beverage option 

with fish eggs 

33. Ground metal 

25. Metal fastener 


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40. RUTH 

31. Search in a supermarket 

44. Assists 

35. Cattle stick, may be 


45. Butterfly catcher 

36. Thai money 

46. Pastoral poem 

39. Having a significant slope 

49. Fence portal 

41. WWII Conference location 

51. Vacation spot 

42. Seek trout 


43. Like the best beer 

58. She always gets what she 

46. Here on Gilhgan's 


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47. Wall portal 

60. Drab 

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61. Before, poetically 

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50. Highest point 

63. React to appropriately 

51. Bump ones toe 

52. Like some ale 

53. Close associate 


55. Curvy letter 

1. Adept 

56. Early music company 

2. Molten leftovers 

57. Altar vow 

3. Put Rocky on the floor 

Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 13 

On the sidelines with Nicole Dann of the Mansfield 
Mountaineer cross-country and track & field team 


Flashlight Copy Editor 
Nicole Dann is currently ranked 
second in the PSAC championships 
in the mile and third in the PSAC 
in the 800m. Dann has had an im- 
pressive season thus far. I was able 
to talk to Dann about track, field 
hockey, and her life. 

Danelle Miller: What year are you 
and what is your major? 
Nicole Dann: I am a senior and I 
am a duel major in Nutrition and 
Dietetics and Sports Nutrition. 

DM: Why did you choose the 
major you are in? 
ND: I have always been interested 
in food and health issues, which is 
probably due to the environment I 
was raised in and because of my in- 
volvement in athletics and learning 
how to improve my performance 
through nutrition. • 

DM: Where is your hometown? 
ND: I am from London, On- 
tario, Canada. 

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DM: What made you decide to 
attend Mansfield University? 
ND: I fell in love with Mansfield 
because I felt it could offer me ev- 
erything I wanted in a university, 
such as being able to participate 
in field hockey and track at the 
Division II level. That is some- 
thing I probably wouldn't be able 
to do at many other schools. Ath- 
letic scholarships are non-existent 
in Canada, so many Canadians 
come to the United States to be 
able to earn a degree and do what 
they love. Mansfield also had the 
Sports Nutrition degree I was 
searching for, which is something 
that also doesn't exist in Canada. 
When I came on my visit, ev- 
eryone was so friendly, down to 
earth and accepting. 

DM: Is it difficult living in the 
United States and being so far away 
from home? 

ND: I actually don't live too far. 
It's about a five to six hour drive, 
but yes it can be difficult living far 
from home. I think being involved 
in three seasons of athletics makes 
it more challenging. If I am lucky I 
get to go home once in the fall, but 
in the spring time I usually never 
get to go home. I am actually really 
excited because this weekend my 
family is coming to watch me run 
at the PSAC Conference meet at 
East Stroudsburg University. They 
usually come down every year for 
this meet! 

DM: When did you being running 

ND: I began running in fifth- 
grade, but I began running In a 
competitive track club in seventh- 

DM: What interested you in track? 
ND: It's hard trying to remember 
back that far what really interested 
me, but I think what I enjoyed 
then and still love now is the feel- 
ing I get after running, almost like 
a high. It has always been an outlet 
for me to release built up emotion, 
time for me to think and time for 
me to absorb nature. I have always 
had a desire to run and a strong 
passion for it. 

DM: What motivates you during 
the season? 

ND: What motivates me are my 
goals, which I usually discuss with 
Coach Rohl at the beginning of 
each season. 

DM: How do you prepare for each 

ND: Usually two days before the 
meet I try to make sure I get good 
rest, eat well and hydrate myself. 
The day of the meet I make sure I 
get a really good breakfast, I listen 
to music that pumps me up and I 
visualize my race after discussing a 
race plan with Coach Rohl. 

DM: How do you think you will 

finish this season? 

ND: I am fairly confident and 

determined that I will finish the 

season well, especially since this 

is my last collegiate indoor track 


DM: What are some awards you 
have earned for track? 
ND: Last year, after the indoor 
season, I earned Most Valuable 
Player for the Women's Track team. 
Last spring I earned Academic Ail- 
American for qualifying provision- 
ally in the 1500m. Just last week I 
earned PSAC Female Track Athlete 
of the Week. 

DM: What have you learned from 
track that you will take with you 
into the future? 

ND: I have learned so much about 
myself, such as my growth of 
self-confidence, self-awareness and 
leadership skills. I have also learned 
a lot about self-discipline, consis- 
tency, time-management skills and 

DM: Do you have a coach that 
has helped you to become a better 
track athlete? 

ND: I have had the chance to work 
with many track coaches and have 
learned and taken so much from 
each, but Coach Rohl has always 
instilled the idea that each athlete 
should become a student of their 
event, and so I feel that working 
with Coach Rohl has allowed me 
to chance to be more involved. I 
believe this has made me a better 
track athlete by having the ability 
of being more self-aware both 
physically and psychologically. 
Also, Coach Rohl has a wealth of 
knowledge in the field of middle 
and long-distance, this can be seen 
though our athletes' performances. 

DM: Do you have any professional 
runners that you look up to? 
ND: 1 have always looked up to 
Female Canadian Track athletes, 
such as Olympian Diane Cum- 


Nicole Dann has stood out in her senior year as a mid-distance runner 
for the Mansfield Mountaineers. She has already been named PSAC 
runner of the week once this season, and will look to make her season 
long efforts pay off in the upcoming PSAC championships 

mins, who also runs the 800m 
and 1 500m. 

DM: What is your favorite sport 
besides track? 

ND: This is a tough question for 
me because I love pretty much all 
sports, but I would have to say field 
hockey, but next to that would 
be softball since I used to play 
competitively. I also really love ice 
hockey (it's a way of life in Canada) 
and I used to dream of being a 
speed skater. 

DM: Are you a part of any other 
athletic teams at Mansfield? 
ND: I am a part of Mansfield's 
Field Hockey Team. 

DM: Is it difficult to play one sport 
and then transition into another 

ND: For me this has been a little 
challenging because I am often in a 
different kind of shape, since each 
sport requires and uses different 
muscles. Sometimes it can be hard 
on friendships with teammates, be- 
cause you go from seeing everyday 
during one season and then I might 
not see them as much during my 
other sport season. 

DM: How do you keep yourself 
in shape during the transitional 
period between field hockey 
and track? 

ND: There really isn't much of a 
transitional period between sports. 
I pretty much jump into the next 
sport, but this year was easier for 
me since I was training with the 
Cross Country team during the 
field hockey season. 

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Mansfield University 

Thursday, February 22, 2007 

bottdall preview: Newcomers will play major role in Mountaineers 
season, Mansfield will have 10 new faces when the season begins 


Christine Ross will be the team's 
ace this season. Mansfield is 
expecting big things out the senior 
this year. Ross went 1-0 with 4.26 
ERA last year. 

Flashlight Writer 
The Mansfield University softball 
team will have a new look this year. 
The team lost its top two pitchers, 
the catcher and the whole left side 
of the infield, but there are 10 new- 
comers along with the players who 
are returning and there is excitement 
for the softball team this season. 

With all of the newcomers having 
to play such a big role, the begin- 
ning of the season will be somewhat 
of an adjustment, but Head Coach 

Edith Gallagher believes the team 
will come together. "We have lots of 
talent with these players. The first 
few games will be a transition but 
hopefully our new players will gel 
with our returnees quickly, if that 
happens we could be very good", 
Gallagher said. 

The top two pitchers from last 
years team are gone, but senior 
Christine Ross will be looked upon 
to be the ace of the staff this year. 
"Christines at a different level than 
where she was before. She has had 
a great off-season and we're looking 
for to have a breakout season," Gal- 
lagher said. 

Three junior transfers will add 
pitching depth, Michelle Fors- 
burg is a transfer from Broome 
Community College and is a two 
time Junior College All American. 
Amanda Lewis and Lindsay Knapp 
both transferred in from Franklin 
Pierce College and will battle for 
innings. Another pitching option 
is freshman Gabriella Carrulo. "All 
the pitchers are very good and very 
different," Gallagher said. 

To fill the hole on the left side of 
the infield, Jessica Christ will move 
from second base over to shortstop. 
Last year Christ led the team in 
batting average, hits, doubles and 
RBIs. "She's an outstanding hit- 
ter and she's all hustle, M Gallagher 

said. Katie McConville and Britta- 
ny Walker will look to fill the hole 
at third while Walker will also see 
some time at catcher. Also vying 
for time at catcher will be freshman 
Jen Stein and junior transfer Kris- 
tina Poore. 

In the outfield junior Shana 
Marlcwis will move from left field to 
center. Markwis had a solid season 
last year finishing third on the team 
in batting average, hits and doubles 
while finishing second in RBIs 
to Christ and leading the team in 
home runs with five. "Shana plays 
field hockey in the fall so she's not 
with us for fall ball, but she's in 
great shape and ready to go," Gal- 
lagher said. Junior Whitney Brown 
will also play a bigger role this year 
as she will play first base and right 
field. Brown hit .275 last year while 
playing in 28 games. 

"The newcomers are going to have 
to play a big part for us to succeed. 
The team chemistry will be a key 
as well", Gallagher said. The lady 
Mountaineers begin their season at 
the Patriot Invitational in Florence, 
South Carolina on March ninth. 
Their first home game will not be 
until March 31 in the PSAC east 
opener against Millersville. 

Mansfield is coming off a season 
where they finished 7-17 in PSAC 
East play. That mark kept them five 


Junior Whitney Brown will be looked upon to expand her role this sea- 
son. Brown will play both right field and first base for the Mountaineers, 
she hit .275 last season with 12 runs batted in. 

games out of the final playoff spot. So look for Mansfield to have contri- 
, Overall the Mountaineers had a butions from every class this season, 
solid season finishing just a game All of the action is just a few weeks 
under .500 with a 2 1 -22 record. The away. The big question will be can 
roster has one senior, seven juniors, new and old faces co-exixt? 
two sophomores and five freshman. 



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Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Mansfield keeps playoff hopes alive with big victory on Senior Day: 
Terrance Williams honored before the game; scores a team high 16 points 

Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mountaineers playoff hopes are 
alive after a huge win this weekend 
against West Chrstefr-The Mountain- 
eers sit in a 4th place tie with West 
Chester, but are tied in the loss col- 
umn with Cheyney and Kutztown. 

If Mansfield is able to win their 
last two games and Millersville win 
their last two against Cheyney and 
West Chester, then the Mountaineers 
would finish in second place and get 
a home playoff game. Winning out 
for the Mountaineers would get them 
into the playoffs no matter what the 
other teams in the conference do. 

On Saturday it was senior day 
and the Mountaineers took on the 
West Chester Golden Rams. Terrance 
Williams the lone senior on the team 
was honored before the game. It was a 
close back and forth first half between 
the two teams. With the game tied at 
27, Mansfield went on a 17-3 over 
the final 5 minutes to go into the half 
with a 44-30 lead. Terrance Williams 
scored 10 points for the Mountain- 
eers in the first half. 

"We got a big lift off the bench," 
Head Coach Rich Miller said. "You 
get 16 points off the bench in the first 
half and that changes the complexion 
of things." The bench as well as the 
team would continue to play well in 

the second half. 

Mansfield went on another run, 
this time a 14-3 to start the second 
half to go up by 25. The lead was as 
large as 26 with the Mountaineers up 
66-40 with 12 minutes to go. The 
Mountaineers got into foul trouble 
which allowed West Chester to claw 
back into the game. West Chester was 
down just 11 with slightly over two 
minutes to go, but Mansfield hit their 
foul shots down the stretch and de- 
feated West Chester 85-71. 

Terrance Williams led the 
Mountaineers in scoring with 16. 
Chris Greene chipped in 14 points 
and nine assists, John Hampton add- 
ed 13, as well as Jovoun Webb who 
had 13 off the bench. The Moun- 
taineers benched outscored West 
Chester 29-5. The Mountaineers also 
shot 61 percent from beyond the arc. 
Lenwood Greenwood led the Rams 
with a double double, 21 points and 
10 rebounds. "I just wanted to get 
things started," Williams said. "It 
was a big win for us because it keeps 
us right in the playoff picture while 
a loss would have probably taken us 
out of it." 

On Monday night, the Moun- 
taineers traveled to Johnstown, PA to 
take on the Pitt-Johnstown Moun- 
tain Cats. 

The Mountaineers came out on 

fire taking a 4 1 -26 halftime lead be- 
hind Kevin Hills 1 1 first half points. 
The Mountaineers started strong in 
the second half leading by as many as 
18 after a Chris Greene lay-up. The 
Mountaineers did not hit another 
field goal for the next seven minutes. 
Pitt-Johnstown cut the lead down to 
48-41. Mansfield was still up with 
five minutes remaining, but Pitt- 
Johnstown would close out the game 
on a 1 5-3 run for a 69-58 win. 

Kevin Hill led Mansfield with 
14 points and Jovoun Webb added 
10 off then bench. Mansfield scored 
a season low 17 points in the second 
half, while shooting 24 percent from 
the field. Mansfield was also 1-8 in 
the second half from beyond the arc. 
Chris Gilliam led three Pitt-John- 
stown players in double figures with 
18. Pitt-Johnstown shot 48 percent 
from the field in the second half. 

Mansfield sits at 9-16 overall 
and 5-5 in PSAC East Conference 
games. The Mountaineers host East 
Stroudsburg on Wednesday night. 
The Mountaineers lost a halftime 
lead against East Stroudsburg in their 
first meeting of the season falling 76- 
58. The Mountaineers close out their 
regular season on Saturday with a trip 
to Bloomsburg to take on the Hus- 
kies, who they beat in OT by a score 


Terrance Williams poured in a game high 1 6 points on senior day . 
The senior connected on four out of five three pointers while dish- 
ing out three assists. The captain will look to help guide this young 
Mountaineer team to one final push towards the PSAC playoffs. 

Lady Mountaineers get key win against West Chester 

Mansfield just one win away from second straight playoff 

Flashlight Sports Writer 
Senior Day is the time for fans and 
team members to celebrate the ac- 
complishments of a graduating 
teammate. On Saturday, Febru- 
ary 17 it was the Mountaineer's 
turn to celebrate Jessica Uhrich, 


Brittany Reid's free throws were 
key down the stretch for the 
Mountaineers. She hit 6-8 in the 
final minutes to preserve the win. 

the team's lone senior. They did so 
in both the pre-game ceremonies 
and during the game, as Mansfield 
surged past conference champion- 
ship contender West Chester for 
the 84-74 victory. 

Uhrich received a puppy as 
part of her senior day gift pack- 
age which helped her calm down 
shortly after tip-off. "I was so 
surprised by the puppy that my 
nerves about the game subsided 
after the first minute, Uhrich 
said. She was also given a framed 
action shot and flowers from her 
coaches and teammates. 

"I really just wanted to play to- 
day and get the win," Uhrich said. 
"Every win is one step closer to the 
playoffs now, and that's what its all 
about right now." 

The first half was tightly con- 
tested. Neither team was able to pull 
away as the first 20 minutes of play 
featured seven ties and eight lead 
changes. Mansfield went into the 
half up 31-29 when Emily Akins 
sank a jumper with only seconds left 
on the clock. 

Mansfield came out of the 
locker room and started the second 
half on a 9-0 run. The Golden Rams 

were never able to take the lead af- 
ter the run, as Mansfield extended 
their lead to as many as 14 points. 
West Chester did come close down 
the stretch. But Brittany Reed was 
6-8 from the free point line in the 
final minutes, closing the door on 
the Golden Rams and locking up 
the win, 84-74. 

Mansfield seems to have 
shrugged off their recent poor 
shooting, hitting 48.3 percent from 
the field. The 84 point game was 
the highest total for the Mountain- 
eers this season. Clarissa Correll led 
Mansfield with 16 points. Three 
other players were also in double 
digits. Mallory Hafer and Uhrich 
had 14 points, while Courtney 
Brooks chipped in 1 1 of her own. 

The win put Mansfield at 13- 
1 1 overall on the season. More im- 
portantly it moved them to 6-4 in 
the PSAC East. The six conference 
wins ties the programs record for 
conference wins in a single season 
which was set last year. Unlike last 
season, six wins does not guarantee 
the Mountaineers a playoff spot, but 
does put them in control of their own 
playoff destiny. With a win in either 
of their last two games they will not 

only set 
a school 
record for 
ence wins 
in a sea- 
son, but 
they will 
also clinch 
a second 
tive PSAC 
p 1 a y o f f 
spot. They 
could also 
clinch a 
p 1 a y o f f 
spot with 
a Kutz- 
town loss. 

will host 
ence lead- 
ers East 
burg on 


Senior Jessica Uhrich scored 14 points in the second 
to last home game of her illustrious Mountaineer career. 
Uhrich currently leads the team averaging over 18 points 

21 at 5:30 p.m. They will close out 

against the Bloomsburg Huskies. 

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Mansfield university ❖ Volume 89, Issue 5 ❖ Thursday, February 22, 2007 

Track & Field has one final tuneup before PSAC Championship 

Morseman wins 1000 among several Mountaineers who had impressive outing at Kent State Last Chance 


Bryan Morseman ran a personal best time in 
the 1000 meter this past Saturday. His time of 
2:34.84 was good enough for a first place finish. 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield University indoor 
track and field teams finishes 

their regular season 
schedule at the Kent 
State Last Chance 
this past weekend, 
Saturday Feb. 1 7, at 
Kent State Univer- 
sity in Kent Ohio. 

Despite the 
fact that the meet 
was primarily a di- 
vision one event 
the Mountaineers 
competitors placed 
among the leaders in 
many events. 

Junior Brian 
Morseman won the 
1000 meter with a 
personal best time 
of 2:34.84. Morse- 
man, who also qual- 
ified for the PSAC 
championships in 
the mile, 3,000 and 
5,000, outlasted 14 
other runners for 
the victory. 

Morse man's 
teammate junior 
Dave Sanrord placed 
fourth in the 800 with a time of 
1:55.54. Sanford currently ranks 
second in the PSAC in the 800. He 
is also qualified for PSAC competi- 

tion in the mile. 

Freshman John-Mark Stoltz 
rounded out the mens impres- 
sive performances on the day with 
a personal best time of 1:26.61 in 
the 600. Stoltz, who placed sixth in 
the 600, is also qualified for PSAC 
competition in the 800 and men's 
distance medley relay along with 
teammates Morseman, Sanford and 
sophomore Bryan Falcone. 

On the women's side of the 
action senior Nicole Dann con- 
tinued her stretch of impressive 
finishes with a fifth place in the 
mile at 5:12.38. Dann will enter 
the PSAC championships ranked 
second in the mile and third in the 
800. Dann also qualified for the 
4x400 relay along with teammates 
senior Katrina Brumfield, sopho- 
more Marisa Fronczkiewicz and 
freshman Erica Ferguson. 

Brumfield took home a fourth 
place finish in the high jump, 5'3", 
at the Kent State meet. She also 
qualified for the PSAC champion- 
ships in the high jump and 55 me- 
ter hurtles. 

Ferguson closed out the day 
for the women's side with a person- 
al best and PSAC qualifying time of 
1:00.88 in the 400 meter. 

PSAC Championship Qualifiers 

Rickey Jones - 55 
Dave Sanford - 800, mile, DMR 
John-Mark Stoltz - 800, DMR 
Mike Gray - Shot Put 

Bryan Morseman - Mile, 3,000, 5,000, DMR 
Relays - 4x800, DM1 


Katrina Brumfield - 55, HJ, 4 X 400 
Nicole Dann - 800, mile, 4 X 400, DMR 
Amanda Fedish - 55, 200 
Erica Ferguson - 400, 4 X 400 
Katie Foster - 55 hurdles, TJ, Pentahalon 
Marisa Fronczkiewicz - 55, 200, 400, 800, 4 X 400, DMR 
Rachel Hall - 800, Mile, 3000, 5000, DMR 
ess Lown - 55 hurdles, Pentathalon 
Relays - 4 X 400, 4 X 800, DMR 


ltn tne reeular seas 

tion of the schedule completed the 
Mountaineers will travel to East 
Stroudsburg to compete in the 

PSAC championships next Satur- 
day and Sunday, Feb. 24-25. 

Feb. 18 


Men's Basketball 
7 p.m. @ 


Swimming @ 
Cumberland Valley 



Indoor Track @ 
Field @ East 

Baseball @ 
Concord 12 noon 


Women's Basketball 
1 p.m. @ Bloomsburg 


Men's Basketball 
3 p.m. @ Bloomsburg 

Baseball @ Concord 
12 noon 


Baseball @ West 
Virginia Wesley- 
an 12 noon 




Mar. 1 

Indoor Track @ 
Field @ Boston 


Mansfield university ❖ Volume 89, Issue 6 ❖ Thursday, March 1 2007 

Women crusade for 
lower student prices 

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Men cook up a storm to benefit 
Mansfield University scholarships 


Flashlight Writer 
It was the men at the stove and the 
women who reaped all the benefits 
at the Corey Creek Country Club 
last week. 

The third annual Men Who 
Cook night was a huge success 
for the Women's studies program. 
Over $2,000 was raised, which is 
the highest total in the history of 
the event. The money will be used 
to give out a $500 scholarship. 

Denise Seigart is the former 
director of the women's studies pro- 
gram. "This was a great turnout, 
Seigart said. "Every year it gets big- 
ger and bigger." 

Fourteen cooks who showed 
their culinary skills, with entrees 
ranging from Thai chicken curry 
to seal lion cakes to Mexican corn 

Denny Murray, a professor in the 
psychology department made a veg- 
etarian minestrone and herb bread- 

Joe Maresco is 
a 30 year em- 
ployee of Mans- 
field University 
and enjoyed giv- 
ing back to the 
school. "This is 
a way to support 
the school and I 
enjoy cooking. 
I have friends 
in the organiza- 
tion and I have 


Journalism professor Dan Mason cooked up a Maresco said, 
variety of Mexican items for his presentation for the Tnerc was more 
Men Who Cook event. .to do than eat food, 

sticks and enjoyed something he Guests could partici- 

doesn't get to do that often. "I pate in a silent auction. Items being 

wanted to support the fundraiser auctioned off included books, DVD 

and I had fun doing it. My wife is sets, gift baskets with body lotion 

a professional cook and she inspired and other items, a painting, purses 

me to do this," Murray said. This and a body cast sculpture, 
was Murray's second time cooking All of the cooks thought the 

for the event and, like most of the event was a good cause but some 

other cooks, he plans on participat- of the cooks were there to show off 

ing again, their skills as well. Greg Zagoze- 


Psychology professor Dr. J. Den- 
nis Murphy was inspired by his 
wife, a professional cook. 

wski cooked in the event for the 
second time. "I've been cooking 
for a long time and this is a great 
cause, so I wanted to do it again, 
"Zagozewski said. 

See 'COOK' pg 4 

Sigma Tau Gamma helps save 
100 year-old Mansfield building 


Flashlight Writer 
Sigma Tau Gamma, a Mansfield 
University fraternity, is helping the 
Mansfield Free Public Library fund- 
raise money for their Bricks and 
Mortar Project. 

Sigma Tau Gamma is an in- 
ternational brotherhood based on 
the principles of value, learning, 
leadership, excellence, benefit and 
integrity. They are the oldest so- 
cial fraternity still active on cam- 
pus. They are known for being 
involved in service projects and 
campus activities. 

The fraternity got involved 
with the public library through 
their Books for Kids Foundation. 
Brian Kolb is the Community Ser- 


The Mansfield Public Library is in need of financial aid. 

vice Director of Sigma Tau Gam- 
ma. "We would do it every home- 
coming. We would get alumni 
and others to donate books to the 
library. One year, they were sell- 

ing books on the same day that we 
were bringing ours in. We figured 
that maybe they didn't need books 
as much as they needed money," 
Kolb said. 

Mary Sirgey, the current li- 
brarian of the Mansfield Free 
Public Library, is grateful for the 
fraternity's involvement. "One 
year they collected 500 books for 
us, and this year, their first dona- 
tion was five hundred dollars. We 
are close to our goal of one hundred 
thousand dollars," Sirgey said. 

The library was founded in 
1901 by the Mansfield Board of Ed- 
ucation. The library opened in a for- 
mer Law Office Building on North 
Main Street on Feb. 7, 1902. Be- 
coming larger throughout the years, 
the library moved its headquarters 
once and then once again to its cur- 
rent location on Feb. 1, 1911. 


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Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 1 ?nm 

Mansfield University 
string students to 
perform with orchestra a 

The Mansfield University student Chapter of American String Teachers 
Association (ASTA) will present an exciting concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, 
March 4 in Steadman Theatre as the result of a new project coming to 

Often talented string players study their instrument for four years 
(including a repertory of concertos) and graduate without having the 
opportunity to perform a concerto with orchestra as intended. The 
closest they come is to play with a pianist accompanying on a part 
reduced from the orchestra. 

Last year, the chapter ordered music to accompany concertos for all 
string instruments - violin, viola, cello and bass. Each student chose a 
concerto movement to perform with an orchestra made up of the string 
students themselves. Each student will perform individually on this con- 
cert. Concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, Capuzzi, Telemann and Hindemith will 
be featured and conducted by Mansfield University String Professor and 
Orchestra conductor, Dr. Kenneth Sarch. 

Students who will perform include violinists Joris Decolvenaer (Bel- 
gium), Tami Heyler (PA), Emily Ressler (PA), Aaron Riep (PA), Chris- 
tine Attanasio (PA), Stephanie Swart (NY), Brittany Bovard (PA), Laura 
Orshaw (PA), Beth Gallup (PA), Laura Macumber, (NY) - Vioiists Rich 
Basler (NY), Pamela Wells (NY), Aaron Gooding (PA) - Cellists Amy 
Kesslick (PA), Garet Holdren (PA), Sherilynn Stage (NY), Jessica Lown 
(PA), Matt Owen (PA) and Bassists Michael Pattillo (PA), Herbert Estus 
(PA), Kara Edinger (PA), and Tiara Gagliano (PA). 

The student chapter of ASTA exists to promote excellence in string 
playing and teaching. With funds raised, the students devise projects that 
promote string playing and trips to hear concerts and exchanges among 
string students in schools throughout the state. Come on out to hear this 
special event on Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Steadman 

The Public is enthusiastically invited. Admission is free - A donation 
is requested for those who would like to support the string projects of the 
Mansfield University student chapter of American String Teachers Associa- 
tion (ASTA). 

Come check out Ihe Flashlight 
meeting at 1 :30 p.m. on Thurs- 
days in AHSC room 314 

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Concert Benefitting AIDS Awareness 
March 5, 2007 8:30 p.m. 
at Steadman Theatre 
All are welcome, so come and per- 
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Thursday, March 1,2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 3 

Commuter students Students, faculty and staff 
P*™!™ Wa| - Mart , celebrate Hoodie Hoo Day 


Advertising Manager 
Dawn Kiselyk, Lisa Quinn and Peggy 
Bennett, three commuter students 
from Mansfield University have taken 
on the task of petitioning Wal-Mart 
to give students a discount. 

The project began when Kise- 
lyk was checking out last August 
and asked if the store gave a student 
discount. When she was told no, she 
was surprised to get such a response. 
After getting home she thought 
about the matter some more. "If 
a small place like Arby's can give a 
discount, why can't a chain like Wal- 
Mart do the same?" Kiselyk said. 
After further investigations Kiselyk 
found that Wal-Mart does not offer 
a student discount because they al- 
ready have such low prices. 

The idea of a petition really got 
under way when the ladies began 
asking around campus how much 
students spend at Wal-Mart. The 
numbers were averaging around 
$1,500 in food, toiletries, supplies, 
and gas. 

Barry Hughes, a freshman stu- 
dent goes to Wal-Mart several times 
a week. "On average I spend around 
$25 a trip" said Hughes which can 
add up rather quickly. 

The petition, which now has 
just under 1,000 signatures, has 
gone from the local store, to the dis- 
trict office in Wellsboro, and all the 
way to Arkansas where Wal-Mart 
headquarters is located. A high 
ranking official with the company 
after hearing about the petition is 
looking into getting a discount put 
in place for students and a meeting 
has been arranged at the district of- 
fice in the coming week. 


The petition has reeached Wal- 
Mart's main office in Arkansas. 

According to Kiselyk, student 
response has been strong for the pe- 
tition " Who wouldn't want to save 
some money," said Kiselyk, but get- 
ting their message out has proved to 
be rather difficult on campus since 
they are commuter students. 

Many students when ques- 
tioned about the matter did not 
even know a petition was being cir- 
culated and some of them had no 
strong opinion about the issue. "I 
think it would be nice but I don't 
think they should be expected to," 
said Hughes. 

A response is expected from 
the Arkansas office sometime in 
early March as to what to do about 
the situation. 

Kiselyk will be in lower Manser 
Dinning Hall on Thursday after- 
noon from 1 :40-2:30 to collect more 
signatures for their cause and answer 
any questions students may have. 

mental, economic, and/or sexual abuse. Domestic 
violence can be found in all types of relationships 
including same sex relationships. 

Domestic violence is physical, 


Victims of domestic violence stay b 
fear their abuser. 

Quite often, they have nowhere to go, no money 

and noe support. 
No matter what your situation or where you are 

calling from, 
help and support is available. 

Call toll-free, 24 hours a day, 


Flashlight Writer 
Mansfield University students, 
faculty and staff raised their hands 
in the air at Noon on Feb. 20 to 
welcome spring in a Hoodie Hoo 
Day celebration. 

Hoodie Hoo Day began over 
12 years ago in Gold, Pennsylvania. 
Betty Tomack and Tammy McCo- 
naghay were looking through a pig 
enthusiast calendar and discovered 
that Feb. 20 was labeled Hoodie 
Hoo Day. The two decided to gath- 
er as a community on that day and 
yell "Hoodie Hoo!" 

Since its beginning, Hoodie 
Hoo Day has been held at the 
Gold Store. At Noon everyone yells 
"Hoodie Hoo with hopes that this 
will bring about a bright and beau- 
tiful spring as soon as possible." 

Upon seeing an article about 
Hoodie Hoo Day in Mountain 
Home Magazine, Professor of Edu- 
cation and Special Education Dr. 
Nanci Werner-Burke told graduate 
assistants Ann Gotschal and Nina 
Lucero about the event. Gotschal 
and Lucero took it from there 
and began to plan Mansfield's first 
Hoodie Hoo Day celebration. They 
thought the idea of having a Hood- 
ie Hoo Day celebration sounded 
like fun and "would be a good mo- 
rale booster,'' Gotschal and Lucero 


Mansfield Universitty students and staff gathered to ward off the winter 
weather by "hoodie-hoo-ing" outside of Retan Center. 

said. They put up flyers announcing 
the celebration, made banners, got 
noise makers. They even appointed 
a queen, Dr. Michele Moore, Pro- 
fessor of Special Education, who led 
the Hoodie Hoo Day festivities. 

The Hoodie Hoo celebration 
was held outside Retan Center and 
was made up of mostly students, 
faculty and staff from the Education 
Department. The location was cho- 
sen, Gotschal said, "because it was 
convenient and easy for professors 
to bring their classes to." Gotschal 
also said that professors from other 
departments took their classes out- 
side their own buildings and yelled 
"Hoodie Hoo." 

When asked if they thought 
their celebration was going to work 

Gotschal and Lucero said that it al- 
ready did its job of raising morale. 
They have received positive emails 
from students and residents of Gold 
Township saying that they were 
pleased Mansfield University was 
keeping the tradition alive. 

As for the weather aspect of it 
Gotschal believes it will work. "If 
people believe in a groundhog," 
Gotschal said, "they should believe 
in this too." 

Historical information from 
Mountain Home Magazine Volume 
2, Issue 2 and used with permission 
from Mike Capuzzo. 


According to the Mansfield's Free Public Library website, "Preservation of this building is of paramount impor- 

tance to the community and its heritage. A structurally sound 
and energy efficient building is the foundation from which the 
library is able to provide the many services it offers the com- 
munity. The Bricks and Mortar Project will enable the library to 
address immediate property concerns and ongoing maintenance 
of the building." 


The Mansfield 
Public Library 
on North 
Main Street is 
being sup- 
ported through 
by members 
of the Sigma 
Tau Gamma 

The windows, masonry restoration and the front doors are to be 
addressed in the project. The windows are to be restored to their 
original condition. The brickwork will be repaired and thoroughly washed. The entry doors will be replaced for 
better operation and will include energy features. 

Sigma Tau Gamma has been collecting money for the Bricks and Mortar project by placing change jars in busi- 
nesses in town. Some of the big supporters have been Mark's Brothers Restaurant, Papa V's and Greco's Market. 
"We go around and collect the money about once a week," Kolb said. 

Kolb believes that helping the library out is an important cause. "It is there for the community, for everyone 
to enjoy," Kolb said. 

4- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 1, 2007 

Mansfield brings"Beauty 
and the Beast" to life 

Special to the Flashlight 
Mansfield University's Departments 
of Theatre and Music brought Dis- 
ney's Beauty and the Beast to the 
stage of Straughn Auditorium last 

Hie play featured music by 
Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard 
Ashman and Tim Rice. Sheryl Mon- 
kelien conducted the orchestra, and 
Youngsuk Kim was the vocal coach 
of the cast. Beauty and the Beast 
had showing times from Thursday, 
Feb. 22 until Sunday, Feb. 25. 

The cast was comprised of a to- 
tal of 60 students and community 
members. An additional 40 people 
made up the stage crew, lights crew, 

Senior music major Sarah Best 
played the part of Belle and choreo- 
graphed the dance numbers with 
Lauren Mirt and Amanda Sherry. 
"There were a lot of people involved 
helping during the show, whether it 
be making props, making the set, 
advertising, or anything else. It was 
awesome to sec that the community 
can be so involved in a production 
of this size." 

Director Michael Crum was 
pleased with the final product that 
resulted from only four weeks of re- 


hearsal. "The biggest expectation is 
the grandeur and size. Every aspect 
of the show is at least two shows," 
Crum said. 

The large-scale play included 
work done by professional artists 
and specialty painters, which added 
to the effect. 

Carlyn Spangler a freshman at 
Mansfield University, was a member 
of the audience. "The scenery was 
beautiful. I found myself getting 
caught up in the magic, especially 
during "Be Our Guest" when there 
were plates and silverware marching 
down the aisles," Spangler said. 

The cast members were also 
happy with the outcome of their 
work. "Getting an emotional re- 
sponse makes you want to do bet- 
ter," Best said, "You can't ask for 
more when you get a crowd that is 
so receptive." 

"I thought the characters were 
hilarious and fit their parts perfect- 
ly. It was really runny and creative," 
Spangler said. 

When asked what part of the 
night was most rewarding, Crum 
said, "Tonight. A crowd like this 
and a number like "Be Our Guest" 
where they're all just screaming, 
that's the best." 

Fresh ideas, extended hours and 
new manangement coming to Hut 

Flashlight Writer 
The Hut, also known as Zanzibar, will be available for 
use whenever organizations want to use the facility. 

Jim Harrington is the director of student life and 
leadership development and also created the safety reg- 
ulations with the police and the President, Maravene 
Loeschke's, approval. 

Harrington used ideas from other Pennsylvania 
State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) schools 
to figure out how regulations were there. 

ties use The Hut. If other organizations want to use the 
space, then an application must be filled out and re- 
viewed by the Student Life and Leadership Office. 

There was a rumor that the Student Government 
Association is aiming to take control of the Hut. If SGA 
would take control of the Hut, Harrington says the 
regulations and hours of operation would not change. 

Robyn Travisano is the vice president of SGA. 
"We want to reopen the Hut because we know what 
students want," Travisano said. 

SGA formed a committee to work at getting the 

Hut operational again. 
There were some ideas 
discussed, such as turn- 
ing the bar in the Hut to 
a juice bar and getting 
new pool equipment. 

SGA wants to work 
with the administration 
to move the hours of op- 
eration. "We would like 
to make compromises 
with the administration 
to move the hours back 
on special occasions to 
give the option to stu- 
dents like before," Travi- 
sano said. 

Regulations were 
placed on Zanzibar after 
an altercation broke out 
at last semester's home- 
coming celebration. 
Zanzibar was closed for a 

"Other schools are less lenient, there is police at- month before reopening, 
tendance and the police are paid out of the organiza- Even though the fight occurred during home- 
tions budget," Harrington said. coming and caused the Hut to close, the homecoming 

Mansfield University's safety regulations do not celebration will not be affected next year. Harrington 
require police presence, but the police do need to be hopes that there can be simultaneous events happen- 
notified a week before the event. ing to celebrate homecoming rather than "cramming 

Supervision is needed, though. According to the everyone into one corner." 


The Hut, largely unused since a fight broke out in October, is gaining more usage 
under the new direction of director of student life Jim Harrington. 

regulations for Zanzibar, "a student manager must be 
present for every 50 occupants." Also, a faculty/staff 
advisor must be at the event. 

Harrington hopes that organizations will take ad- 
vantage of Alumni Hall Student Center as well as the 
Hut. "I would like to see more programming in AHUB 
"There are no restrictions on what can be played or because its a safer pan of campus" Harrington said, 
what activities go on," Harrington said. 

Right now the boxing club, fraternities and sorori- 


Journalism professor Dan Mason enjoyed cooking for the people. "I love to cook and I wanted 
to show what I can do. The event is a neat idea and I want to cook every year they have it," 
Mason said. 

Jim Harrington also enjoyed cooking for the event. "I have been cooking ever since college 
and I enjoy cooking and this is such a worthwhile cause," Harrington said. 

Mason made polio picante on Mexican blue rice while Harrington made beef burgundy 


Bill Collins is the food and beverage manager at the Corey Creek Country club and was happy 
to be a part of the event. "It's for a good cause and it brings people out to the club that don't 
normally come out here and I get to meet new people," Collins said. Collins made the dessert 
for the night, making white chocolate moose with a raspberry sauce and later coming out with 
plates of brownies. 

Judith Sornberger, who is the current director of the women studies program was happy with 
the student turn out and wants them to be even more involved. "I want the students to be a part 
of this, it's really for them," Sornberger said. 

Some of the Mansfield University faculty sponsored (heir own students to attend the event. 

The night was capped off with the announcing of the winners of the silent auction. The body 
cast went for the highest bid at over $200 


LEFT: Biology professor Dick Soderbergh was a 
participant in Men Who Cook. 
ABOVE: Greg Zagozewski's crab and pickle 

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Thursday, March 1.2007 

Event: 4:00 p.m. 307 AHSC Vo 
Program informational meeting 
Are you interested in going to Russia fail 2007? 
Free and open to the public. 
Refreshments provided. 

Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Mansfield Univcrsit 

Flashlight- 5 

Thursday, Mar. 1 

Friday, Mar. 2 

Music: Jessica Muraca, senior voice recital 
8 p.m., Steadman Theatre 

iaturday, Mar. 3 

Music; Symphonic Band Concert- 3 p.m. 

DeRemer and Maureen LaRussa, 
.Steadman Theatre :* 

Sunday, Mar. 4 

sic: Matt Barry and Ben Rochford, junior trum- 
pet recital- 3 p.m. Steadman Theatre 

tc: Anthony D'Agostino- Senior Piano recital- | 
5 p.m., Steadman Theatre 

• 'it; .... .~r 7 - -; ' • 

Music: ASTA String Soloists Concert- 7 p.m,, 
Steadman Theatre 

Monday, Mar. 5 

Music: SAI and Phi Mu Alpha Benefit Concert- 7 
Steadman Theatre 

Tuesday, Mar. 6 

Ivent: Middle States Open Meeting in Room 317- 
p.m., Alumni Hall Student Center 

Wednesday, Mar. 7 

Event: Faculty Lecture Series Event: Film: Land 
f Plenty, Land of Want. From the PBS Journey 
to Planet Earth series. - Professor Nicole Wilson, 
Academic & Human Development. 5-7 p.m., 


Alien HaH Auditorii 


What in the World 
News in a Flash 



Flashlight News Co-Editor 


BELGRADE, Serbia- Hie nation of Serbia was acquit- 
ted from charges of genocide of Muslims in the Srebeni- 
ca region of Bosnia in 1995. However, the International 
Court at The Hague in The Netherlands did not com- 
pletely exonerate the Balkan nation of all wrongdoing. 
8,000 Bosnian-Muslim males were slaughtered by Bos- 
nian-Serb soldiers in Srebenica. The nation of Serbia had 
long been accused by neighboring Bosnia for the mur- 
ders, however the courts agreed that the genocide was 
committed by Bosnian-Serb troops, and that Serbia was 
not at fault. Bosnia and Serbia raged in a war between 
1992 and 1995 that claimed the lives of over 100,000 
people. While Serbia was cleared of the most grievous 
charges, it was still stated by the World Court that this 
act could not have been committed without money and 
supplies from the Serbian government that were given 
to the Bosnian-Serbs. It is hoped that the ruling will 
help reconciliation between the two Balkan nations. 

LONDON, England- Protestors took to the streets 
of London to speak out against Prime Minister Tony 
Blair's plans for the future of the United Kingdoms in- 
volvement in Iraq. While Blair's plan calls for the grad- 
ual withdraw of British troops from Iraq before the end 
of the year, activists in London demanded the removal 
of all troops on a faster timetable. The protest was or- 
ganized by Britain's Stop The War Coalition. Protestors 
also spoke out against the potential for Great Britain 
to renew its fleet of nuclear ballistic missile submarines 
which Blair has also expressed his desire to do. The pos- 
sibility for American and British action against Iran was 
also protested. A similar protest to the one in London 
was held in Glasgow, Scotland to voice the same con- 
cerns. Great Britain wants to lower its troop amounts 
in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,000 before the end of summer. 


British Prime Minister Tony Blair is under fire for his 
policies in Iraq and on the homefront. 

WADI ANKA, Sudan- Rival rebel faction leaders gath- 
ered in Sudan to discuss a deal to unify at a secret location 
in hopes of conducting peace talks with the Sudanese 
government to end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. 
200,000 people have been killed in Darfur since 2003. 
The Sudanese government in the past has attempted to 
break up any talks of unity amongst tribal and rebel lead- 
ers by bombing the meetings that they have been able 
to find. Leaders of the Sudanese Liberation Army, the 
faction opposing the current Sudanese government, are 
requesting that the United Nations mediate any peace 
talks that may occur, and that U.N. forces occupy the 
embattled region. Attacks on the rebels have increased 
in the past months, making giving humanitarian aid in 
the region even more difficult. A peacekeeping group 
from the African Union has been unable to enforce a 
peace agreement that was signed last year in Khartoum. 

NEW YORK, New York- Genealogy tracing has de- 
termined that ancestors of Rev. Al Sharpton were 
owned by the ancestors of Strom Thurmond, the late 
segregationist senator from South Carolina. A team 
of genealogists determined Coleman Sharpton, the 
great-grandfather of Al Sharpton, was owned by Julia 
Thurmond, the granddaughter of the late senator's 
great-great-grandfather. Since learning of the link, 
Sharpton has asked for DNA testing to learn if there 
is a genetic link between himself and Thurmond. The 
possibility for a link between the two families is said to 
be slim. Thurmond died in 2003 at the age of 100, and 
was once considered as the face of segregated America. 


LYCOMING TWP., Pennsylvania- The whereabouts 
of a Lycoming township man are unknown after his 
cabin was found burned to the ground over the week- 
end. Michael P. Fink, 58, was listed as missing with 
Lycoming County police officials after his remains were 
not discovered in the remains of his smoldering cabin. 
Searchers scoured the woods in off-road vehicles over 
the weekend, but were unable to find Fink before snow- 
storms rolled in later in the weekend. A Pennsylvania 
State Police fire marshal was unable to immediately 
determine the cause of the fire at the secluded cabin. 
The South William sport Police Department assisted 
the investigation on the ground, and the Pennsylvania 
State Police provided air support in the search for Fink. 

ELM IRA, New York- A five-year-old girl who was struck 
in the head by a package of frozen meat is out of the hos- 
pital. The girl, who was not identified by police, was the 
victim of a domestic assault. The girl's mother was in- 
volved in an argument with her boyfriend at a residence 
on West Church Street in Elmira last week when the 
boyfriend became angered and hurled a chunk of frozen 
meat. The meat struck the young girl in the head. Ac- 
cording to the Chemung County District Attorney's Of- 
fice, the injuries to the girl were so severe that she needed 
to have brain surgery. The boyfriend, Kenneth Groves, 
apologized for the act as he was leaving court on Tuesday. 
The little girl is at home and is reportedly doing fine. 

All information taken from and 


Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 1 , 2007 

New web site launched exclusively for college students, the most 
comprehensive, innovative social 
networking site designed exclusive- 
ly "tor college students by college 
students," officially launched on 
Feb. 26. 

The website has been custom- 
ized to allow its members to stay 
informed about local campus life, 
socialize with other students, create 
"HotLists" to rate everything from 
their favorite places and photos to 
videos and products, and even plan 
social gatherings through a special- 
ized forum tailored exclusively for 
college students. offers 
its users a bevy of interactive 
features such as photo sharing, 
news feeds, invitations, calendar 
organization and text messaging 
applications. Overall, the site's 
distinctive "HotList" feature acts 
as a valuable resource for today's 
busy college student. 

What's Hot On Your Campus? 


Welcome to CollegeHotlist the college-only network that connects you to friends, 
gives you the lowdown on all the buzz on and around campus, and lets you rate 
the things you think are hot... or not! 

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PHOTO FROM WWW.COLLEGEHOTLIST.COM was made for college students, by college students. 
It allows users to upload an unlimited amount of photos on thier profile. 
It has also banned professors from joining. 

Through "HotLists," users are 
able to do everything from find- 
ing out the best places to hang out 
to deciding which products they 
should buy, based on feedback from 
fellow classmates. In addition, the 

site promotes further expression 
and debate on the "hot" college 
topics of the day with its issue spe- 
cific forums, chat rooms, message 
boards and interest groups. 

The site also boasts an array of 

other innovative features enabling 
college students to stay connected, 
including its ever so popular "Hot- 
Match" feature, which automatically 
pairs students with similar photo 
ratings and mutual interests, and its 
personalized "flirts," which allow 
students to forward each other not 
onlv winks, but also hugs, kisses and 
whisdes. Also, the site has imple- 
mented a cutting-edge feature that 
enables coUege students to locate 
their school's "hottest" event on 
any given day or night. 

The site provides students 
with the most user-friendly internet 
technology tools to share photos 
and videos, upload music, join chat 
rooms and even create their own 
customized blog entries to express 
their personalities. 

"We've set out to create the 
most usable social networking site 
tailored exclusively for college stu- 

dents, and are excited to be un- 
veiling this dynamic site to our 
generation," gays Gianni Martire, co-founder. 
"There has never before been 
such a forum to help college stu- 
dents get the most out of their 
college experience... until now." 

So, with CollegeHotlist. 
com, not only do college students 
have the ability to discuss and 
share the latest trends and hap- 
penings at their college and rate 
their favorite hangouts and prod- 
ucts, but also make new friends 
by finding common ground with 
other college students across the 

Membership for the site is 
free, but unlike similar sites, it 
is restricted to college students 
only, to provide students with a 
safe, secure and private social 
networking experience. 

New study finds vanity rising among college students 


Flashlight Writer 
In Greek Mythology, Narcissus fell 
in love with himself after he saw his 
reflection in a pond. He eventually 
neglected everything else in his own 
life and he wasted away. The results 
of a recent study suggest that col- 
leges across the country are filling 
up with modern versions of this 

mythological character. 

The study, formally tided the 
"Narcissistic Personality Inven- 
tory," was conducted by Professor 
Jean Twenge of San Diego State 
University and found that vanity 
among college students has risen to 
problematic levels. Spanning from 
1982 until 2006, the study examined 
the responses of over 16,000 col- 

lege students on a nationwide level. 

The questions asked students 
how they viewed themselves by 
having them to respond to state- 
ments such as, "If I ruled the world, 
it would be a better place," "I think 
I am a special person," and "I can 
live my life any way I want to." Af- 
ter evaluating the responses, Profes- 
sor Twenge found that since 1 982, 

Student Leader Wanted 

The Mansfield University Council of Trustees is currently 
searching for a new student member. Be involved with a dynamic 
group of individuals who influence policy and 
procedures at Mansfield University. 

This position is open to undergraduate students who are first 
semester sophomores to second semester juniors. Applications 

are available at the circulation desk of North Hall Library. Com- 
pleted applications must be returned to the circulation desk of 

North Hall Library no later then Monday, March 19th at 3:00pm. 

To find out more about the Council of Trustees and what this 
exciting position entails either email the current student member, 
Rebecca Stender at 

or visit 

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the number of responders who re- 
ported above average feelings about 
themselves had risen to two thirds 
of the participants, a 30 percent rise 
in the time of the study. 

Feeling good about oneself 
might be better than responding 
"I am not special," but the dra- 
matic spike in vanity scares W. 
Keith Campbell of the University 
of Georgia who feels that personal 
relationships may receive the most 
significant damage. "Unfortunate- 
ly, narcissism can also have very 
negative consequences for society, 
including the breakdown of close 
relationships with others," Camp- 
bell said. 

The study claims that narcis- 
sists tend to have romantic re- 
lationships that fizzle out very 
quickly. The relationships them- 
selves have been known to suffer 
from infidelity problems, lack of 
emotional connection, dishonesty 
and possibly even violent actions. 
Twenge adds that these actions are 
the traits of a typical narcissist. 
"Narcissists tend to lack empathy, 
react aggressively to criticism and 
favor self-promotion over helping 
others," Twenge said. 

The cause of this generation 
of enormous egos is not known 
for sure, but some feel that it is 
the result of loose parenting and 
the "self esteem movement" in the 
1980's. Twenge cites a common pre- 
school song with the words, "I am 
special, I am special. Look at me." 
One doesn't have to go far to find 
possible causes at the young adult 
level, a simple glance into the tech- 
nology field offers ^-clue: The mrjs r ' 


A new study by Professor Jean 
Twenge of San Diego State found 
that vanity among college stu- 
dents has risen to problematic 

popular websites on the internet are 
attention-seekers with tides such as 
MySpace and YouTube. 

Dane Denmon, 19, sophomore 
biology major at Mansfield Univer- 
sity doesn't see Narcissism to be a 
problem with today's generation. 
"If you are in love with yourself, 
then you are in love with yourself. 
As long as you are happy then it is 
ok. Even if it is a bad thing to be a 
narcissist, I don't think many people 
at Mansfield are Narcissists," Den- 
mon said. 

Only time will tell if the in- 
crease in vanity found in the study 
will impact the future for better or 
for worse. It is a good thing you read 
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Flashlight Features Co-Editor 
It's everybody's dream, starting in 
elementary school and extending 
in to college. It can make and break 
who you are in high school and can 
make you feel better about yourself. 
It's the dream of popularity. 

Something that is not always 
easy to attain and is mosdy mea- 
sured by how many friends you 
have, popularity is becoming easier 
to grab because of social network- 
ing websites. Sites like Myspace and 
Facebook show users viewing your 
profile how many friends you have 
and who they are. But what if you 
don't have many friends? 

Have no fear, a new website is 
coming to your rescue. Fakeyour- allows users to purchase 
friends. That's right, you can buy 
your online friends. It's not a bad 
idea if you want to make your ex- 
boyfriend or girlfriend jealous, or 
you want to impress women and 
men. Or maybe you just want to 
look cool. 

For a small price of 99 cents a 
month, you can buy a friend to be 
added to your profile. He or she 
will show up as a regular person in 
your friends list. Their profile will 
be private so no one can look at it, 
and they won't discover your newly 
found gorgeous friend is fake. The 
package comes with two messages 
per week for four weeks. Or, if you 
pay an extra 99 cents you can double 

that. There's no limit to how many 
friends you can buy, as long as you 
can afford them. 

The "friends" are attractive 
male and female models with pic- 
tures. The buyer can customize 
what they want the model to com- 
ment on their profile. For instance, 
you can make the model personally 
flirt with you, say friendly friend 
messages and make the model act 
as your lover. 

The site was doing well, receiv- 
ing 50,000 hits a day until a service 
that provided the model photo- 
graphs,, discov- 
ered the use and was displeased 
with it. According to iStockPhoto. 
corn's vice president for marketing, 
the site's licensing agreement did 
not allow Web sites to post pho- 
tos that could convey the idea that 
the model endorses the product, 
site or service. When iStockPhoto's 
network of photographers dis- 
coverd FakeYourSpace was using 
the models' photos, they reported 
it to iStockPhoto. The company 
then asked Brant Walker, owner of 
FakeYourSpace, to stop using the 
photos, which he did. 

Walker is now looking for 
models through agency and online 
auditions to take the place of the 
old models. 

Walker came up with the idea 
for FakeYourSpace after viewing 
profiles on Myspace and notic- 
ing that some people had attrac- 

>.com is a new site where a user can buy friends to add to 

cents a month. 

rive friends and others did not. His 
idea then was "to turn cyberlosers 
into social-networking magnets" 
through the use of fake comments 
from good-looking people. 

It doesn't stop there. Web sites 
like and Popularity. 

com offer similar services to FakeY- 
ourSpace by offering fake cellphone 
calls to give the person an excuse to 
escape an awkward situation, such 
as a horrible date, or to make the 
person look busy and popular. 

Walker's other company, a web- 


their social-networking profile for 99 

site called re- 
moves unwanted friends on a pro- 
file through a third-party messenger. 
Both of hrs sites are currendy legal, 
providing they post content that is 
legitimately licensed. 
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Chris Cooper's performance 
"Breach" was the only thing that 
made this movie worth watching 
from start to finish. 

"Breach" is based on a true sto- 
ry about FBI upstart Eric O'Neill, 
who gets assigned to the task of 
monitoring his new boss, Robert 
Hannsen. On the surface Hannsen 
seems like a true gentlemen, how- 
ever, O'Neill gets a closer look and 
realizes he is not the perfect person 
he seems to be. Hannsen was an 
FBI agent who was convicted of 
selling secrets to the Soviet Union. 
As Agent Kate Burroughs, played 
by Laura Linney, put it, "It was 
the greatest breach of security in 
United States history." Hannsen 
pled guilty to several counts of es- 
pionage and was sentenced to life 
in prison. 

Ryan Phillipe's performance in 
"Breach" was boring and unimpres- 
sive. Phillipe did nothing to show 
off his acting ability. His character, 
Ryan O'Neill, was somewhat inter- 
sting. The only thing he is interest- 
ed in is making Agent in the FBI. 
The viewer gets a good look into 
O'Neill's life and gets to see what is 
important to him and what his val- 
ues are. 

pn the other hand, Chris Coo- 


Breach is based on the true story of FBI upstart Eric O'Neill and his 
assistance in the conviction of his boss, convicted spy Robert Hannsen 

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Action is not rampant in 
"Breach", but director Billy Ray 
does a good job of filling the movie 
with suspense. The whole time you 
watch the movie you are wondering 
what is going to happen next. The 

Overall, I would rate the movie 
a 6 out of 10. It's not a terrible film 
and the subject material is interest- 
ing. I just feel the filmmakers could 
have done a lot more with the char- 
acters and the movie could have 
been a lot more exciting. 

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In Nassau anything goes for activities during your 
vacation. Nassau is known for its thousands of dedi- 
cated Spring Break vacationers spending their time 
soaking up the Bahamian sun, swimming with dol- 
phins or hitting the casinos. Nassau is referred to as 

Spring Break: Most popular spol 

Take a much needed 
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* Bring Sunscreen with an SPF of at 
least 15. 

* Always Bring a Travel-size first aid 
kit- never know when you might get a 
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Montego Bay is known for its crystal clear water and 
consistent temperatures of 78 to 84 degreees Fahren- 
heit. It has become one of the most popular Spring 
Break destinations in Jamaica. 

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housing and homelessness, and to make simple, 
decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. 
HFH's Collegiate Challenge gives students the op- 
portunity to build a house during Spring Break. 



If you wish to vol 
then joining the I 
be the choice. Un 
Corps are the Pea 

over the years to celebrate Spring Break with college 
students. It has over 27 miles of white beaches on the 
Florida Gulf Coast. 

South Padre Island, Texas is known as one of the 
"Top Ten Beaches" in the world. It is another hot 
Spring Break spot for college students and is only 
30 minutes away from Mexico. 

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Spring Break Facts 

* 97 percent of college students drink 
during Spring Break 

* Nearly three out of five women had 
unprotected sex during Spring Break 

* More than 1 million cases of skin 
cancer are diagnosed each year, with 
90 percent of all skin cancers caused 
by sun exposure 

If you're looking for an out of the ordinary Spring 
Break experience, Key West may be the destination 
to choose. Key West is America's only Carribbean 
island. The Gulf water in Key West remains a warm 
temperature year round, with no sudden cold fronts. 

/olunteer for the long haul. 
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Jnder the USA Freedom 
cace Corps and Ameri- 

Break Away is a program whose mission is 
to train, assist and connect campuses and 
communities. The alternative breaks Break 
Away offers include tutoring migrant 
farmworkers in Florida, working with the 
homeless in Washington, D.C. and many 

Acapulco's beaches of golden sand make it a popular 
destination as well as its legendary nightlife that sets 
it apart from any other Spring Break destination in 
the Caribbean. 

vlegril's seven-mile-long beach and many waterfalls 
make it a destination that is widely sought after for 
Spring Break trips. The islands are well-known for 
their white sand beaches. 


Cancun, Mexico has risen in popularity to become 
the top international Spring Break destination. 

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Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 1,2007 

from the editor's desk" 



The Presidential race is on 

Finally. Someone actually 
wrote into The Flashlight 
and expressed their opinion. 
Granted, it was an opinion criticiz- 
ing me, but it s ok. I can take the 
criticism and I'm just happy some- 
one took the time to read, think 
about and respond to something 
that I wrote. 

As you can read in the letter 
below, I fell victim to the exact 
thing that I was trying to criti- 
cize. Instead of discussing more 
important issues, I just rehashed 
the events of the stories that drive 
me crazy. Maybe it s because I'm 
a part of the media- we just can't 
help but try to catch the attention 
of out audience. Any way we think 
we can shock them, we'll try. 
The news will always have a 

shock value quality to it- people 
like being shocked and surprised. 
But this week, because of the letter 
(yes believe it or not if you have 
an opinion on the paper I try to 
address it) I'm going to try to stay 
away from shock value and stick 
with hard news. 

Even though the presidential 
election is over a year and half 
away the nation is already a-buzz 
about the potential presidential 

For the Democrats there is 
Senator Hillary Clinton. Clinton 
is no stranger to politics, which 
could end up becoming on of her 
weaknesses for the democratic 
party. People fear she has too much 
political baggage. There is also 
the obvious issue of her being a 
woman. In my opinion there is no 
way America is ready for a woman 
president. Me personally- 1 would 
love to see it- but I don't think the 
rest of the nation would. Polls have 
said that the majority Americans 
would be more accepting of an 
African-American president than 
a woman president. Which brings 
us to our next candidate; Senator 
Barrack Obama. 

Obama is relatively new to the 
game of politics, this being his first 
term as Senator of Illinois, which 
could end up becoming one of 
his weaknesses. Another weakness 
of Obama's is that he's African 
American, even though Americans 

Letter to the Editor: 

Take your own advice 

Dear Editor: 

Sure, we've all gotten frustrated with the flux of news covering the enter- 
tainment industry in recent months— but what have you done to curb 
this seeming down-spiral within the news industry? Your concern for this 
saturation of entertainment news is completely warranted; however, I am a 
little puzzled by your reaction. Instead of responding to these trash news 
stories by providing a thoughtful commentary on a more pressing issue of 
today's world, you ofTered yet another play-by-play of these same over- 
covered stories that have dominated media coverage for months. Some 
advice? Respond not by putting down the interest in these entertainment- 
focused stories but by offering a challenging, thought-provoking article 
of your own in their place. You will receive a greater interest and respect 
from your Mansfield community readers by replacing these stories with 
ones of more important content than by bringing them up, yet again, in 
one of your editorials. 

Mansfield University Student 

may be more open to an African 
American president than a woman 
president lets just face it, a lot of 
people would have a problem with 
an African American president. 
Again- I would love to see Obama 
become president but I have a 
feeling a lot of people would have a 
problem with it. 

There's been talk of trying to 
convince former Vice President Al 
Gore to run for president again. 
However there is really no reason 
for him to run. He lost in 2000 
and although it seemed like a 
disaster at the time, Gore has gone 
on to do good things without be- 
ing president. The man just won an 
Oscar- what other former V.R can 
say that? 

The final democratic can- 
didate is John Edwards. If you 
remember from the 2004 election 
he was John Kerry's running mate. 
Edwards is a solid candidate but 
hasn't received much attention thus 
far. However, the way that he will 
begin to receive more attention is if 
Clinton and Obama continue their 
public battles. When two candi- 
dates begin attacking one another 
as Clinton and Obama already 
have, the public typically turns 
toward the third candidate; in this 
case that would be John Edwards. 

As far as the republican candi- 
dates go there is former mayor of 
New York, Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani 
became "Americas Mayor" during 

9/11 and was praised for the way 
he pulled New Yorkers and the 
nation together and handled the 
disaster. Since leaving office in 
2001 Giuliani has laid relatively 
low on the political radar until 
he announced his candidacy this 

Senator John McCain is 
another presidential hopeful for 
the republican party. McCain has 
been in the game since 1982 and 
ran unsuccessfully in 2000 for the 
presidential candidacy. He is con- 
sidered to be the front runner for 
the republicans this time around. 

Another up and coming 
candidate for the republicans is 
Mitt Romney. Romney is the 
former governor of Massachusetts. 
Romney's biggest problem will 
be competing with Giuliani and 
McCain. Giuliani and McCain are 
practically household names while 
Romney- well "Romney who?" 
is exactly what I said when I first 
heard his name. 

It doesn't matter which party 
you belong to both races for the 
presidential candidacy are already 
proving to be interesting and can 
only get better. 

What do you think? 
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invites female students to honor and show their 
appreciation to a member of the Mansfield University 
community who has influenced them to become a 

stronger woman. 

Nominate your personal mentor, a male or female 
member of the MU community, by telling us how this 
person has made a difference in your life. 
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1. Who is the first character 
that you see in the movie? 

A. Dwayne 

B. Frank 

C. Olivc 

D. Richard 

2. What is the name of 
Grandpas old retirement 

A. Claircmont Retirement 


B. Happy Endings 

C. Sunset Manor 

D. Sunrise Manor 

3. Why does Stan say Rich- 
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A. It's horrible 

B. Nobody has heard of 

C. Stan doesn't like Richard 

D. Theres already a plan like 


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C. Cigars 

D. Alcohol 

5. Why can't Dwayne fly jets 
in the Air Force? 

A. He can fly jets 

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C. He's deaf 

D. He's colorblind 

6. What song does Olive per- 
form to in the pageant? 

A. "Brick House" 

B. "Superfreak" 

C. "Opps, I did it again" 

D. "Bye Bye Bye" 

7. What is the name of the 
person who lets Olive in the 
pageant even though she's 

A. Jason 

B. Mario 

C. Phillip 

D. Kirby 

8. Frank was considered 
the number one American 
scholar of which author? 

A. James Joyce 

B. Ernest Hemingway 

C. Marcel Proust 

D. Franz Kafka 


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Thursday. March 1,2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 13 

On the sidelines with junior Bryan Morseman 

Track and field athlete for the Mansfield Mountaineers 


Flashlight Copy Editor 
Bryan Morseman recently placed sixth after 
running the mile at the Pennsylvania State 
Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field 
Championship in East Stroudsburg. Morse- 
man has worked hard to improve his perfor- 
mance from last season. Morseman was able 
to talk to me about track and his dreams for 
the future. 

Danelle Miller: What year are you and what 

is your major? 

Bryan Morseman: I am a junior and my 

major is Criminal Justice. 

DM: Where is your hometown? 
BM: I am from Addison, NY. 

DM: What made you decide to attend Man- 
sfield University? 

BM: Well first off I attended SUNY Co- 
bleskill, which is a junior college, for two 
years and then 1 knew it was time to transfer, 
so that's when I chose Mansfield University. 
Plus, its close to home. The community here 
is great and it feels like home to me because 
my hometown is a lot smaller than Mans- 
field, so I like feeling that I know everyone. 

DM: When did you begin running track? 
BM: I began running when I was 1 1, but 
instantly I knew I had something special 
and I had to take advantage of that while the 
chance was there. 

DM: What interested you in track? 
BM: Well my dad was a 4:40 miler in high 
school and my older brother was a really 
good 800m runner, so I guess that's what got 
me into running. Plus, I would love going to 
the starting line and hear people say "who's 
this little guy," and then I would smoke 
them. I thought that was a lot of fun. 

DM: What motivates you during the season? 
BM: To run fast and tell myself that I can 
do anything my heart desires. All I need 
is to be confident, believe I can and it 
will happen. My season is very long. I run 
cross country in the fall and I only took 
four days off this year. Then I start my 
indoor season, which is a week away from 
being over. Then I take a short break of 
three days and get ready for the outdoor 
track season and road races around the 
country. So you can imagine how hard it 
is to be a collegiate runner, but I really 
like challenges and am up for them every- 
day if they approach. 

DM: How do you prepare for each meet? 
BM: Well each year we go to some really big 
Division I meets and those are the meets I fo- 
cus on heartedly because that's where you need 
to shine. My preparation consists of eating 
and getting my rest throughout the week and 
listening to some soft music that relaxes me. 
I love to listen to music the day of the meet 
because it also helps with the nervousness. 

DM: How do you think you will finish this 

BM: Well our season is over this coming 
weekend when we travel to Boston for the 
IC4A meet, which you had to run a certain 
time to be qualified. I am really looking 
forward to it and it feels good to be on a 
team that cares and takes steps to get better 
and faster everyday. I notice when it's race 
time my team members come together and 
support everyone. Having a team that can 
do that will push you faster and further 
than without. 

DM: What are some awards you have earned 
for track? 

BM: Not one particularly stands out, 
but the fact that I have been improving 
rapidly since I have been here is awesome 
and that is because I actually have a coach 
who knows what he is doing and is willing 
to listen to what I have to say. I thought 
before I ran in college I was a cross country 
runner and I hated the track, but now as I 
realize it, I am one awesome track runner 
as well. My accomplishment this year was 
to break the 15 minute 5k barrier and 1 did 
so by running 14:57 at Penn State by run- 
ning the race of my life on the track. 

DM: What have you learned from track that 
you will take with you into the future? 
BM: Well I am a very tough competitor and 
I hate to lose. I learned that you pretty much 
have to make the best of what you have 
and cannot take anything for ^^^^^^ 
granted as it could be washed 
away in a split instant. 

and movies on him and 
I watch and read them 
a lot. 

DM: What is your favor- 
ite sport besides track? 
BM: That's a toughie. 
Well I would have to 
say basketball, but 
nothing compares to 
running. It's my life and 
I would like to take it 
to where it can get me, 
which I hope to repre- 
sent the United States 
in the Olympics in 
2012 in London. I am 
so excited because next 
May I will start running 
120-1 40 miles a week, 
preparing myself to go 
after a U.S. Olympics 
trial standard. 

DM: Are you a part of 
any other athletic teams 
at Mansfield? 
BM: Nope, just run- 
ning and logging the 


Junior Bryan Morseman capped off a solid season for the Moun- 
taineers with a sixth place finish at the Indoor Track & Field 

you read^tfus 

DM: Do you have a coach 
that has helped you to become 
a better track athlete? 
BM: Definitely my coach is 
great. It feels good when you 
have a coach who listens to 
his athletes. Also, it just feels 
good to be here and being 
coached by him because he 
has seen the Olympics and 
has been in the Olympic 
trials. That to me is what I 
want to pursue, so it feels 
awesome being here and 
being coached by my coach 
who knows how to handle 
tough situations when I get 
into them. 

DM: Do you have any profes- 
sional runners you look up to? 
BM: Yes, the late Steve 
Prefontaine because I have 
always wanted to be like 
him as I try to take the same 
approach that he did. To 
never give up and make the 
race you're racing in a race 
and take it as if it was going 
to be your last. I have books 

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Become a volunteer tutor and help someone 
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If you have a high school diploma and a s 
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Stender at the MU Adult Basic Education 
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Flashlight- 14 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 1,2007 

Tipton shines for Mansfield Swim Team at PSAC Championship: 
Mountaineers score 51 points to finish 13th in final meet of season 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 
The Mansfield Mountaineer 
women's swimming team fin- 
ished off their season with 
strong performances at the 


Sophomore Tricia Learn improved 
her qualifying time drastically in 
the 1000 yard freestyle, finishing 
with a time of 11:27.14. 

PSAC Championship meet at 
Cumberland Valley High School 
in Mechanicsburg. 

Senior Abbe Tipton was the 
most successful of the Moun- 
taineer women at the event, 
scoring 15 individual points for 
the team with a seventh place 
overall finish in the 100 back- 
stroke and fourteenth in the 
200 backstroke. 

Tipton was seeded in the 
100 backstroke with a 1:02.65. 
She swam the preliminary event 
at a season best time of 1:00.87, 
and swam just slightly slower at 
finals in the evening, coming in 
at a time of 1:01.44. 

The next day, in the 200 back- 
stroke Tipton swam a 2:15.05 in 
the morning's preliminaries, and 
again swam just slower in the fi- 
nals, with a time of 2: 16.32. Tip- 
ton's efforts in the 200 backstroke 
earned the team 3 points. 

The 200 medley relay team, 
consisting of Tipton swimming 
backstroke, Amanda Oechler at 
breastroke, Maureen Maikner 
swimming butterfly and Tamar 
Maloney in freestyle finished 13th 
overall, picking up eight points for 
the Mountaineers. 

The relay, which swam a 
time of 1:57.68, was the fastest 
that the four had swum in this 
event all season. 

The same four were mem- 
bers of the 400 medley relay 
team the previous day, placing 
twelfth overall with a time of 
4:19.14. The finish garnered 
ten points for the Mountaineers. 
Maloney, Tipton, Sarah Koontz 
and Tricia Learn competed in 
the 400 free relay on Friday as 
well, coming in twelfth overall 
with a time of 3:54.34. 

Learn swam in the 1000 yard 
freestyle on Thursday evening soon 
after members of the team arrived 
on site. Learn finished 24th overall 
with a time of 1 1:27 .14. The time 
was twenty-two seconds faster than 
her qualifying time. 

Mansfield placed thirteenth 
out of the teams that participated 
in the event. The West Chester 
Golden Rams dominated the event, 
taking top honors in both men's and 
women's action. 

Head Coach Danita Fox re- 
flected on the PSAC competition. 
"The most impressive races during 
the weekend were Abbe's 1 00 back 
in prelims when she swam a 1 :00.87 
and the 200 Medley Relay of Abbe, 
Amanda, Maureen and Tamar," said 
Fox. "The relay was the fastest all 
season with all four women doing 
their best splits." 

Coach Fox also took a mo- 
ment to look back on the wom- 
en's swimming season. 

"This season was a 
good season in the sense 
of team dynamics and 
qualifying more individ- 
ual swimmers for con- 
ference championships 
than the previous three 
years," said Fox. "Also, 
the freshman class, three 
members, was a good 
solid class with all three 
members being point 
scorers for the team. Se- 
nior Abbe Tipton com- 
peted well throughout 
the season and that was 
critical to our success as 

Most of this year's 
squad will be returning 
for the 2007-08 sea- 
son. Freshman Amanda 
Oechler, Tamar Malo- 
ney, and Sarah Koontz 
are all due to return, 
while the team will only 
lose Tipton to gradua- 
tion, as well as Daniella 
Borrelli, who only par- 
ticipated in a handful of 
events this year. Upper- 
classmen Mary Tucker, 
Tricia Learn, Maureen 
Maikner and Samantha 
Kutskel are all eligible to return 
next season. 

While she remains optimis- 


Senior Abbe Tipton ended her career in 
style, swimming the 100 and 200 back- 
stroke while also competing as part of the 
school's 200 and 400 medley relay teams. 
Tipton was responsible for nearly half of the 
Mansfield point total. 

tic, Fox has no clear outlook for 
the next season. She is most con- 
cerned about replacing Abbe Tip- 
ton, who will graduate this May. 



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Flashlight- 15 

Mountaineer track and field completes PSAC's 

Men finish 11th and women 10th as season winds down 

Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield University women's indoor 
track and field team placed 10th and men s 
respectively placed 1 1th at the PSAC Cham- 
pionships, Saturday Feb. 24 and Sunday Feb. 
25, at East Stroudsburg University. 

Despite the teams' seemingly poor per- 
formances head coach Mike Rohl was en- 
couraged by their individual efforts. "1 wasn't 


Junior Katrina Brumfield wa a member 
of the 4x400 relay team that notched 
an eight place finish on Saturday. The 
women finihsed with a time of 4:08.07. 

disappointed because we don't really have the 
bodies to do well at the PSAC's," Rohl said 
after the meet. "We don't have the bodies but 
we do have good individual athletes." 

One of those athletes, junior Dave San- 
ford, turned in what may have been the per- 
formance of the year when he lost a shoe just 
1 00 meters into the 800 and finished the race. 
"The race went down the backstretch and I 
was in traffic and someone stepped on the 
back of my shoe," Sanford said. "It was just 
hanging there over my toes. I ran a few strides 
and flung it off. It definitely made the race 
more difficult for me." 

Despite the marked disadvantage Sanford 
finished the race in second place, 1 :55.76, just 
under three seconds behind IUP's Sean Strau- 
man. "I don't think I would have won the race 
because Sean is an outstanding athlete," San- 
ford said about his finish. "But I do feel that it 
could have been much closer." 

Sanford was also part of the men's dis- 
tance medley relay team that finished third at 
10:16.06 along with teammates junior Brian 
Morseman, sophomore Brain Falcone and 
freshmen John-Mark Stoltz. 

Morseman added a sixth place finish in 
the mile with a time of 4:19.04 and freshman 
Mike Gray just missed scoring with a toss of 
46-08.00 in the shot put. 

The Mansfield University men finished 
the meet with 17 total team points, 123 be- 
hind winner Lock Haven. 

On the women's side senior Nicole Dann 
had an up and down day finishing sixth in 
the mile, 5:09.42, before breaking her own 
school record with a third place in the 800 at 

2:18.58. "I felt as though there where 
high expectations of my capabilities 
since I was ranked well in both events 
coming into the PSAC's," Dann said 
about her day. 

Dann, the teams leading point 
getter on the weekend, helped the 
women's 4x400 relay team of junior 
Katrina Brumfield, sophomore Marisa 
Fronczkiewicz and freshman Erica Fer- 
guson to an eighth place finish with a 
time of 4:08.07. 

"Nicole is a supper leader," Rohl 
said about his team's senior co-cap- 
tain. "She will do anything to help 
the team win. She's someone that the 
younger athletes look up to and try to 
learn from." 

Also scoring for the Mountaineers 
where senior Rachel Hall, who finished 
fifth in the 5,000 at 18:35.63, and 
Fronczkiewicz with a seventh place in 
the 400 at 1:00.82. 

Brumfield just missed scoring with 
a fourth in the high jump, 5-03.25, 
while junior Amanda Fedish finished 
10th in the 200 with a personal best 
time of 26.50. 

The men's and women's indoor 
track and field teams will travel to 
Boston next weekend, Saturday Mar. 
3 and Sunday Mar. 4, to compete in 
the ICAAAA and ECAC meets respec- 
tively. Both events are division I meets 
in which Mansfield will be one of only 
three division II schools competing. 

"We're going to have our hands 


Dave Sanford had a very impressive perfor- 
mance at the PSAC Championship, finihsing 
second in the 800 meter run. What was most 
impressive about his race was that he lost his 
shoe only 100 meters into the run. Sanford was 
able to recover and still managed to finish just 
seconds from taking first place. 


Rohl said about the upcoming events. "But 
it's going to be good experience for our 
younger athletes." 

Lady Mountaineers clinch second consecutive season with a playoff berth: 
Fall to first place East Stroudsburg 66-45 in first round of playoffs 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield Women's Basketball 
team came into last week needing 
to win one of their last two games 
to clinch the fourth and final play- 
off spot. The Mountaineers also 
had a chance to set a school record 
for wins. The first chance at a re- 
cord 7th win was at home against 
East Stroudsburg University last 
Wednesday, Feb. 21. 

The Mountaineers started the 
game flat, shooting a dismal 27 per- 
cent from the field. The slow start 
put Mansfield behind 42-21 at half- 
time. . The only first half bright spot 
for Mansfield was Jessica Uhrich. 
Uhrich had 13 points and pulled 
down eight rebounds in the first 
half on her way to her 1 5th double- 
double of the season, 31 points and 
14 rebounds. 

The Mountaineers turned the 
game around coming out of the 
locker room in the second half. Af- 
ter playing a hallf of nine turnovers 
poor shooting, sloppy, the Moun- 

taineers played a much sharper 
second half. Behind the strength of 
Uhrich and a team 44 percent from 
the field Mansfield rallied back. The 
Mountaineers closed the gap to 62- 
57 with 1:25 to play on a pair of 
Clarissa Correll free throws. How- 
ever, that was as close as they would 
come though. 

Depite the loss, Mansfield 
could still make the playoffs. In 
need of a win the Mountaineers 
prepared to travel to Bloomsburg 
on Saturday, Feb. 24. The night 
before they received some excel- 
lent news; Kutztown had lost to 
East Stroudsburg. With the loss 
Kutztown was eliminated from 
the playoffs, securing Mansfield as 
the final playoff team. The Moun- 
taineers still had something to play 
for though as they traveled to face 
the Huskies; a second consecutive 
playoff birth and the second win- 
ning season in team history. 

Mansfield came out hot offen- 
sively in the first half. Shooting 59 
percent from the field, an impres- 

sive 7-for-ll from behind the arc, 
the Mountaineers held a 41-34 lead 
at the half. Uhrich had 13 of her 27 
points in the first half. Uhrich added 
nine rebounds, just short of her 1 6th 
double-double of the season. With 
her performance Uhrich shattered 
the record for total points in a season, 
previosuly held by Alison Tagliaferri 
with 468, with 492 points. 

The Mountaineers controlled 
the second half holding a 10 point 
lead, 64-54, until the 5:30 mark. 
The Huskies then went on an 18- 
5 run over the last five minutes of 
the game to win 72-69. Mansfield 
was ice from the field for the last five 
minutes, missing nine field.goals and 
two free throws. The Mountaineers 
shot 32 percent from the field over 
the entire second half. Mallory Ha- 
fer finished the game with 1 5 points 
and Jeanette Meacham had a dou- 
ble-double, 13 points 10 rebounds. 

With the loss Mansfield fin- 
ished at 13-13, 6-6 in the PSAC. 
They earned a second consecutive 
playoff birth, the second in team 

history and the second most wins in 
a season by a Mountaineer squad. 

"It's a tough loss when it hap- 
pens like that," said head coach 
Ruth Hermansen about the loss. 
"We're going to regroup and get 
ready for the playoffs." 

Mansfield traveled to East 
Stroudburg to face one of the best 
teams in the entire nation. It was a 
close through the first ten minutes, 
but the Warriors used their bal- 
anced scoring attack to take over 
the game. 

With the score 18-14 in favor 
of East Stroudsburg, the Warriors 
went a 27-8 run to end the half. 
They went into the locker room 
ahead 45-22. 

In the second half the Moun- 
taineers would not quit, pulling 
within 13 points. It would not be 
enough as the PSAC East Cham- 
pions went on to win by a final 
score 66-45. 

This would mark the final game 
in the illustrous career of Senior Jes- 
sica Uhrich. 


Senior Jessica Uhrich's career 
ended abruptly against East 
Stroudsburg in the playoffs, but 
she leaves Mansfield as one of the 
program's all-time best players. 

Mansfield university ❖ Volume 89, Issue 6 ♦> Thursday, March 1, 2007 

Mountaineers lose two overtime heartbreakers to PSAC East rivals 

Mansfield finished tied for fifth, missing playoffs for first time since 2002 

Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield Mountaineers will 
miss the playoffs for the first time 
since the 2001-2002 season. The 
Mountaineers lost two overtime 
heartbreakers this week leaving them 
at 5-7 in the conference, in a three 
way tie for 5th place and a game out 
of the playoffs. The Mountaineers 
needed one win in the final two 
games to make the playoffs. 

The Mountaineers hosted 
the East Stroudsburg Warriors on 
Wednesday, Feb. 2 1 . It was a game 
of runs with East Stroudsburg lead- 
ing by 16 with 5:29 remaining in 
the first half. Mansfield went on a 
16-2 run to narrow the gap to two. 
East Stroudsburg took a five point 
lead into the half, 38-33. Mansfield 
started the second half strong, clos- 
ing the gap to one point at 42-4 1 . 
The Warriors answered with a 14- 
1 run to stretch the lead midway 
through the second half. 

The Mountaineers wouldn't quit 
is they fought their way back with a 
1 2-0 to take a two point lead with 5 
minutes to go. The Warriors led by 
two with less than 30 seconds remain- 
ng when Brandon Lawley tipped back 
rebound to tie the game at 69. John 
Hampton blocked a final attempt by 

the Warriors to win in regulation. 

The Warriors controlled the 
overtime period outscoring the 
Mountaineers 18-10, including a 
10-10 performance from the line. 
Murvin English went 8-8 in over- 
time from the charity stripe. 

John Hampton led four 
Mountaineers in double figures 
with 17 points. Chris Greene and 
Terrance Williams chipped in 16 
and Kevin Hill scored 1 3. Brandon 
Lawley chipped in 13 rebounds to 
go with nine points. Mansfield was 
out shot 49 percent to 36 percent 
from the field. Channon Easley 
paced the Warriors with 16 points 
and 11 rebounds. 

Mansfield had one more chance 
to make the playoffs. They traveled to 
Bloomsburg on Saturday to take on 
the Huskies. The scenario was simple; 
win and they're in. The Mountain- 
eers came out very strong against the 
Huskies taking a 14-2 lead to start the 
game. The Huskies would claw back 
to cut the lead to four at half, 38-34. 
Mansfield led until the 1 1 minute 
mark when the Huskies took their 
first lead at 54-53. 

The game went back and forth 
down the stretch with Kevin Hill 
giving the Mountaineers a late lead 
with a three pointer. Billv Bryan hit 

two foul shots to tie the game at 75. 
Mansfield had the ball back with the 
shot clock unplugged. After a Coach 
Miller time out, Chris Greene drove 
to the basket and was fouled with 
three seconds left. Greene, who in- 
jured his shooting hand in the first 
half, was unable to connect on ei- 
ther attempt and the game went to 
overtime. Mansfield ran into foul 
trouble in overtime with Hampton, 
Greene and Jouvoun Webb all foul- 
ing out. Bloomsburg hit their foul 
shots in overtime to secure the 89- 
85 victory. 

"It's a tough one to swallow," 
head coach Rich Miller said. "Our 
guys played solid throughout the 
game. We had our chances at the 
end but things just weren't falling 
our way." 

Hampton and Hill paced the 
Mountaineers with 20 points each. 
Williams added 15, Webb had 12 
and Chris Pender added 1 1. Nick 
Jones scored 31 points for Blooms- 
burg including 15-21 from the 
foul line. The Huskies shot 30-46 
from the line compared to 18-25 
for the Mountaineers. 

This year's PSAC playoffs have 
a different look than most analysts 
expected. The Millersville Maraud- 

d Ch< 


ves were ex- 

pected to make it, but 
East Stroudsburg and 
the Kutztown Golden 
Bears were not. The 
West Chester Golden 
Rams, who were near 
consensus picks to win 
the conference, missed 
the playoffs after los- 
ing five of their final six 
conference games. 

While it is disap- 
pointing for this team 
to miss the playoffs, 
there are a lot of posi- 
tives that can be taken 
from this year. This 
team is very young and 
even being in playoff 
contention is an ac- 
complishment. While 
Terrance Williams is a 
very important piece 
of the puzzle, he is 
the only senior leaving 
the Mountaineers. Ev- 
ery other team in the 
PSAC East will lose at 
least three players to 
graduation. This team 
gained very valuable 
experience that will 
make them dangerous 
next season. 


Senior Terrance Williams played well in his fi- 
nal week as a Mountaineer, scoring 16 points 
against the East Stroudsburg Warriors and 1 5 
points against the Bloomsburg Huskies. 

Coming up in Mountie Sports 

Feb. 25 

Baseball @ West 
Virginia Wesley- 
an 12 noon 



Women's Basketball 
@ East Stroudsburg 
7 p.m. 


Mar. 1 

Indoor Track @ 
Field @ Boston 


@ Fort Meyers, 
Florida Tournament 
Mar. 8-16 

Softball @ 
Florence, SC 
Patriot Invita- 


Track & Field® 
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Mansfield university 

Volume 89, Issue 7 

Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Chair art coining to 
North Hall Gallery 


President Loeschke 

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University President Maravene Loeschke to be 
celebrated at weeklong inauguration events 


Flashlight Writer 
Mansfield University will host The 
Inauguration and Special Events of 
President Maravene Loeschke March 
23-30, 2007 at various locations on 
the Mansfield University Campus. 

Anne Lavancher is the Execu- 
tive Associate to the President. "Loe- 
schke wanted her inauguration to be 
a celebration for the university and 
the community, not just for herself," 
Lavancher said. Loeschke requested 
that there be events leading up to 
the actual inauguration ceremony; 
hence the creation of inauguration 
week. Loeschke also came up with 
"the ideas and feel she wants to im- 
plement," Lavancher said. 

There are nine Special Events 
preceding the Inaugural Ceremony. 
There are events specifically for stu- 
dents, faculty, staff and alumni alike. 

On Friday, March 23 from 5 to 
7 p.m., there will be a dinner and a 
dance for students. The dinner will 
be in Manser Hall and the dance 
will be at The Hut. 

A Mansfieldians Concert will 
be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday in 


Mansfield University will be hosting events for the Inauguration of Presi- 
dent Maravene Loeschke (center) next week. 

Steadman Theatre. 

On Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 
p.m., a Hollywood Revisited con- 
cert will be held in Steadman The- 
atre. Following the show at 7:30 will 
be a presentation of Peter and the 
Wolf in Steadman Theatre in which 
Loeschke will participate. 

Monday, March 26 there will be 
A Global Fair from 12 to 4 p.m. in 
Alumni Hall. The fair will have dis- 
plays of countries visited by members 

of the campus community. 

On Tuesday, March 27 from 
2 to 4 p.m. in North Manser Hall 
there will be a reception honoring 
faculty and staff. Following that re- 
ception will be a presentation by a 
stand-up comic, Tissa Hami, at 7 
p.m. in Straughn Hall. 

Jennifer Armstrong will present 
"Four Cinderellas" in Straughn Hall 
on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. 

There will be an Inaugural 
Concert at 7:30 pm in Steadman 
Theatre on Thursday, March 29. Dr. 
Brennan wrote some of the pieces 
for this event. 

The Inaugural Ceremony will 
be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 
30 in Straughn Hall. Following the 
ceremony there will be a reception 
in North Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

Roughly 500 people are invit- 
ed to the Inauguration. Students, 
staff and faculty who wish to at- 
tend are encouraged to get tickets 
for the ceremony and should know 
that they are free and available on 
a first come/ first serve basis. Tick- 
ets will be available starting March 
19 in 503 North Hall. 

There is no dress code for the 
Special Events during the week; 
however, those attending the 
inauguration ceremony should 
dress appropriately for this for- 
mal event. 

If Straughn Hall fills up there 
will be an overflow room in Allen 
Hall with a live feed of the cer- 
emony being shown. 

SAO plans exciting spring semester events 


Flashlight Writer 
The Student Activities Organization 
will be sponsoring several events dur- 
ing the remainder of the spring se- 
mester. All of the events will be free 
to Mansfield University students. 

The first event will be a psychic 
fair provided by For Goodness Sake. 
Four psychics will read students' 
palms and tarot cards. The readings 
will take place from 11 a.m. until 4 
p.m. in the Alumni Student Center 
in room 307. 

Clarence Crisp is the director 
of student activities. "Students have 
a chance to come in and talk to a 
seer about their humble existence 
on earth," Crisp said. 

The circus will arrive in Decker 
Gymnasium on April 6. Some acts 
that have been performed in past 
shows are contortionists, a high wire 
act, canine Frisbee champions, geo- 
metric juggling, a hilarious circus 
genie, as well as other performances. 
The Billy Martin Circus will begin 
their performance at 7 p.m. 

The spring concert will be 
held on April 20 featuring Yung 
Joe and Juelz Santana. The genre of 
this years concert will be rap. Yung 
Joe is signed to Bad Boy South and 
Block Entertainment. His most re- 
cent CD release is New Joe City. 
Juelz Santana is signed to Roc-A- 
Fella Records, Diplomat Records 
and Def Jam Recordings. Santanas 

most recent album has been What 
the Big Game's Been Missing. Infor- 
mation about obtaining tickets will 
be released soon. 

"The concert series changes the 
atmosphere in a positive fashion. It 
is something students looks forward 
to," Crisp said. 

Emerson Drive is also perform- 
ing at the university on April 26. 
This band is a country band from 
Canada which is currently signed to 
Midas Records, Nashville. The men 
of Emerson Drive have recently put 
out an album tided Countrified. 

Another event to look out for 
is the Spring Fling on May 3. The 
Student Government Association is 
sponsoring the event with the Stu- 

dent Activities Organization sup- 
porting the event. Some attractions 
that will be featured are rides, food, 
and games from noon to 5 p.m. 
From 5 pm-7 pm the Zodiak Stance 
Team, Phi Beta Sigma, the Mans- 
field University Dance Team and 
DOA will perform. 

Robyn Travisano is the vice 
president for SGA. "We are hoping 
to have a drive in movie on the foot- 
ball field and fireworks afterwards," 
Travisano said. 

During the week of spring fling 
there will be events occurring every 
night. "We are still planning events 
for the week of spring fling, but one 
night SGA wants to have a casino 
night," Travisano said. 


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Information taken from 

Police Beat 

March 1, 2007 - Underage Consumption - Michael Far- 
rington, 19, was cited fot underage consumption after he 
refused to leave a female's dorm room. 

March 4, 2007 - Act 64 Violation - Police were dispatched to 
the second floor of Laurel B for the smell of marijuana. Upon 
arrival police detected that the odor was coming from room 
217. Police confiscated marijuana and parphernalia. Jennifer 
Smith, 20, will be refFered to residence life. 

SGA Update 

Flashlight Writer 

This week at Student Government Association, the Senate received a 
report from the Executive Board on their recently attended COSGA 
conference. During the conference, the executive board had the opportu- 
nity to discuss and brainstorm new ideas with other student government 
representatives from colleges across the country. 

The Student Government also announced that applications are now 
available for next semesters Student Government Senate. Applications can 
be found in the Student Government office located on the 3rd floor of the 
Alumni Hall. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 30. Elections 
will be held Monday, April 16. 

Student Government also opened discussion on how to spend surplus 
funds on the students this semester. This week committees will be look- 
ing into some upcoming events this semester such as, Casino Night and 
Spring Fling. 

Student Government will also be serving the community on 
Saturday, March 31 as they host their second annual Breakfast with 
the Easter Bunny event. Children will be able to feast on a pancake 
breakfast and later have the opportunity to take pictures and hang out 
with the Easter Bunny. 

For more information on your Student Government and upcoming 
events, or for questions or concerns, visit the Student Government office 
in 321 Alumni Hall. To visit a Student Government Meeting, stop by the 
office on Mondays at 9:15 pm. 

Thursday, March 22, 2(R)7 


Campus Bulletin Board 

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The Frederick Douglass Institute is ded- 
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academic excellence at Mansfield 
University. Interested students may pick 
up applications in the 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 
Alumni Hall Student Center, or at 
Dr. Lynn Pifer's office, 
G 04b Belknap Hall. 
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Mansfield University 


Exhibit featuring chairs set to 
adorn North Hall Art Gallery 

"Chair Series I and other Recent Works," an ex- 
hibit by Hope Zaccagni, will be on display at 
the Mansfield University Gallery beginning on 
Tuesday, March 20. The exhibit will run through 
Thursday, April 26. 

Zaccagni is the 2-D technician at Alfred 
University. She graduated from the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BAFA in 
painting and sculpture. She worked for 13 years 
as a silver and goldsmith making fine-art jew- 

As the name would suggest, Zaccagni s show 
is a study of chairs. "My most recent work has 
grown out of a fascination I have for abandoned 
chairs," she said. "Old lawn chairs, chairs left in 
hallways, offices and classrooms, chairs used to 
hold doors open for people who have long ex- 
ited, chairs basking in sunlight and chairs left 
out in the snow or on the curb." 

"The work is a response to the anthropo- 
morphic quality of the chairs and the implied 
narrative in their abandonment," Zaccagni 
added. "Their image evokes a sense of a dis- 

tant memory, a journey taken, and lost love, 
or an old friendship. They often elicit a feeling 
of loneliness, absence, dislocation. The chair(s) 
are not staged or arranged as a still life would 
be. I paint them exactly the way I find them 
with simple, direct color forms, playing on the 
geometry of the chairs and their shadows. Pay- 
ing a great deal of attention to the architecture 
of the painting, I use the relationship of color 
and light to create a place for the object to live 
and an atmosphere that attempts to recreate the 
original response I had to them. The environ- 
ment in which they live tells as much of the 
story as the chairs themselves." 

A reception and artists talk by Zaccagni 
will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 4 p.m. in 
the University Gallery. 

The MU Gallery is open Monday through 
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in North Hall. 

The exhibit is sponsored by MU An Ac- 
quisition and Exhibition Committee, which is 
funded by Mansfield University College Com- 
munity Services Inc (CCSI). 


The works of Hope Zaccagni are set to be featured in the art gallery in North Hall, and will 
feature chairs and other seats. 

Social work department prepares 
students for changes in 

Mansfield University is one of 72 institu- 
tions nationwide participating in a project 
focused on changing the shape of social 
work at all levels, with the goal of prepar- 
ing social work graduates to be just as ef- 
fective as advocates and resources for the 
older citizens of their communities as they 
are for children. 

The project is administered through 
the Council on Social Work Education's 
(CSWE) GERO-Ed Center and is sup- 
ported by the John A. Hartford Founda- 
tion, which has committed over $50 mil- 
lion nationwide for its Geriatric Social 
Work Initiative. 

As the baby boom generation ages and 
life expectancy increases, demand for social 
workers continues to grow. To meet this 
need, social work education programs must 
prepare students with gerontological com- 
petencies to improve the care and well-be- 
ing of an increasing number of older adults 
and their families. 

"The common image of the social 
worker as a hardworking, dedicated child- 
welfare advocate, embodied by Maxine, 
Tyne Daly's character in the TV show Judg- 
ing Amy,' no longer suffices as a portrayal 
of what society needs from its well-trained 
social workers," Mansfield University Asso- 
ciate Professor and Director of the Social 
Work Program Nancy Sidell said. 

The Social Work Program at Mans- 
field University has developed innovative 
ways to infuse gerontological competencies 
into students' required course work so that 
every student graduates with foundation 
knowledge and skills to work with older 
adults. It has also created other experien- 
tial opportunities to recruit students to the 
field of gerontological social work. 

Now in its last year of the project, the 
Mansfield University Social Work Program 
first planned and implemented changes to 
increase the gerontological competencies 
and content in the required social work 
curriculum. Faculty are continuing imple- 
mentation, evaluating the impact of curric- 
ulum changes, disseminating their findings 
to other social work programs nationally. 

One of the major accomplishments of 
the project was to increase the involvement 
of students with older adults and building 
more opportunities and interest in practic- 
ing with the older population. Addition- 
ally, opportunities for continuing interde- 
partmental collaboration were enhanced. 
The program is also involved in hosting a 
"Careers in Aging Week" April 8-14. 

As a result of infusion activities, stu- 
dents were required to complete interviews 
with older persons around a social problem 
topic. One student participant completing 

an internship in an aging setting wrote: "I 
was nervous about working with older peo- 
ple but once I got started I realized that ... 
most of them are kind and they just need 
some help with certain things. A lot of the 
consumers that I go see love to have com- 
pany and they are just as interested in me 
as I am in them." 

An older participant of an aging-in- 
fused research project wrote a thank you 
letter to the project director, indicating 
his delight with the experience. "It was 
especially pleasing since I have long advo- 
cated closer relationships between my and 
younger generations.... Perhaps the learn- 
ing experience of my 93 years . . . will ben- 
efit social understanding. Bringing genera- 
tions together for mutual learning directly 
benefits all involved." 

The number of older persons, par- 
ticularly the oldest old (85+), is growing 
rapidly. As a result, social workers in all 
practice settings—child welfare, schools, 
mental health clinics, or health facilities-- 
increasingly interact with older adults and 
their families. 

"When elders need assistance, they 
receive it mainly from their families or a 
combination of family care and communi- 
ty-based health and social services," Janice 
Purk, assistant professor of Sociology, said. 
"Therefore, coordinating care with older 
adults, their families, and complex service 
networks is crucial." 

Gerontological social workers serve 
as "navigators" and "expediters," enabling 
older adults and families to understand 
and choose among the array of health and 
social services. They empower older adults 
and their family caregivers to find the as- 
sistance they need. They also facilitate fam- 
ily support, provide counseling and direct 
services, and coordinate care delivered 
through professional systems. And they 
advocate addressing the gaps in services for 
older adults. 

"Students in the Social Work Program 
are now better prepared to play these roles 
in a wide range of practice settings," Sidell 
said. "Mansfield University's Social Work 
Program is on the vanguard of a national 
movement among leaders in health and 
social services, flinders, and policy-makers 
to expand the workforce of social service 
professionals with much needed expertise 
working with older adults." 

For more information on the Man- 
sfield University Social Work Program, 
contact Sidell at (570)662-4489 or or Purk at (570)662- 
4486 or 

4- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Mansfield University Academic Advising Center hosts 
Criminal Justice Club showing of PBS documentary to 
lends a helping hand promote planet-friendly habits 


Special to the Flashlight 
The Criminal Justice Club is mak- 
ing a positive impact on the Man- 
sfield University Campus and in 
the community. 

The members of the club held a 
meeting on Monday, March 5 to 

there to help," Herman said. "It 
is going to be a big event and I am 
glad that me and my club can help 
with it." 

The members of the Criminal 
Justice Club will also be hosting a 
tip-night at Pizza Hut to help raise 
money for the club and for the corn- 

discuss ways that they could help the munity. Tip-night is when the mem 

community and campus. The club bers of the club act like the waiters 

has some community service activities and bring the food and the drinks 

that are lined up for this semester. out to the customers. Then at the 

The Criminal Justice Club is end of the meal the members will 

preparing to be a part of President collect the tips that arc left. Some of 

Maravene Loeschke's inauguration the money will be put it in the clubs 

week activities. According to Crimi- fund and some will be donated to 

nal Justice Club President Josh Her- the community, 
man, the club plans on helping with The members also hosted ac- 

the parking situation that is go- tivities last semester. Last semester 

ing to be difficult due to the mass the club held a dodge ball tourna- 

amount of people that are planning ment fundraiser that took place in 

to attend. Kelchner Fitness Center. The win- 

"There is going to be a lot of ners of the tournament were really 

people who are going to need help everyone who was involved and the 

when it comes to the parking and actual winners of the tournament 

the Criminal Justice Club will be got a $10 gift card to Wal-Mart. 

Special to the Flashlight 
Nicole Wilson hosted the showing of "Land of Plen- 
ty, Land of Want", a PBS documentary, on March 6 
in Allen Auditorium. 

Wilson is an advisor in the Academic Advising 
Center at Mansfield University. She picked the movie 
"Land of Plenty, Land of Want" from a PBS series of 
documentaries called Journey to Planet Earth. 

The film showed 
some problems that 
farmers face. The places 
featured were Zimba- 
bwe, France, China and 
the United States. 

"I picked this film 
because I felt that students who are from rural areas 
could relate to the topic and also so students who are 
from urban areas could learn something that would 
help them relate to the rural setting they are in when 
at Mansfield," Wilson said. 

The problems in the areas are very different. 
Zimbabwe suffers with droughts, French farmers 
cannot compete with prices of foreign crops, Chi- 
na's farming land is becoming industrialized, and 

"People should be better 
at living clean and green." 
-Nicole Wilson 

farmers in the United States might be overworking 
the soil. 

The problems all stem from countries trying to 
feed their populations without harming the envi- 
ronment. "I think it is important for students to 
have a better world view. We tend to only look at 
what we can see outside our own windows. We need 
to realize we are part of a global community and are 
all interrelated," Wilson said. 

Kate Keough, a Mansfield Uni- 
versity student, attended the event 
and agrees with Wilson. "People 
need to be more educated and in- 
formed about what's going on with 
the world," Keough said. 

Wilson believes students need 
to make an effort to help the environment. 

"People should be better at living clean and 
green. Some people think the difference they make 
by recycling or driving less is very small, but if all 
people tried their best to be better to the planet, 
the planet would be in better shape. Everything you 
do counts. Even just picking up trash on your way 
to class or talking your friends who smoke into not 
leaving their butts everywhere," Wilson said. 

Mansfield University Sesqulceritennial 

Time Capsule Project 

The Mansfield University History Club is collecting donations for a time 
capsule to be dedicated this fall during the sesquicentennial cele- 
bration of the university. 
The club is looking for donations of photos, flyers, T-shirts, writings, 
and other small items that show what life is like on campus 

in the year 2007. 

All donations can be taken to room 213 Pinecrest Manor Mon.-Fri. 

between 8 a.m. and noon, 
as well as 1 -4 pm. 

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Rossi for 

Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Thursday, Mar. 22 

Event: Psychic fair m Room 307 Alumni Hall Student 
Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Student Activities 
Office/Funded by Student Activity Fees 

Friday, Mar. 23 

Music: Thomas Dixon senior voice recital, 
Ste adman Theatre, 7 p.m. 

Saturday, Mar. 24 

Music: Mansfieldians with guest Gregory Schreiner. 
8 p.m., Ste adman Theatre 

Event: SAO Bus trip to Niagara Falls, leaves 6 a.m. 

Sunday, Mar. 25 

Music: Gypsy Concert- 2:30 p.m., Steadman Theatre. 

Music: Mansfield Brass Quintet concert, 
7:30 p.m., Steadman Theatre. 

IE vent: Cultural/ Spiritual Trip to The I AM Counseling 
and Retreat Center at Tesserville Farms, New Albany,' PA. 
Limited seating so preregistration required. Van meets 

outside Laurel. Time is to be announced. 

Monday, Mar. 26 

Tuesday, Mar. 27 

Event: Opening Reception & Gallery Talk with Hope 
Zaccagni, whose recent works are exhibited in North Hall 

Gallery, 4 p.m. 

Wednesday, Mar. 28 

Event: Faculty Lecture Series Event: "Watershed Man 
agement, Geography & Geology department 
Environmental Advocacy: Act locally!" Straughn Audi- 
torium, 4-5:30 p.m. 

What in the World 
News in a Flash 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


PANAMA CITY, Panama- The U.S. Drug Enforce- 
ment Agency along with Panamanian police seized one 
of the largest amounts of cocaine in maritime history 
off the coast of Panama on Sunday. A ship containing 
19.4 metric tons of cocaine was seized near Coiaba, off 
the Panamanian coast. Twelve men aboard the ship, 
consisting of Panamanian and Mexican nationalities, 
were arrested. Two additional suspects were arrested in 
Panama City. Colombian drug cartels often used the 
Panamanian coast on the Pacific side to smuggle nar- 
cotics up the coast into Mexico and eventually into the 
United States. Panama has worked in close conjunction 
with the DEA to break up drug smuggling rings running 
through the country in the past. A smuggling activity 
was also broken up off of the Ecuador coast this week, 
as smugglers burned a boat containing 440 pounds 
of cocaine to avoid capture by the U.S. Coast Guard. 


Large drug busts such as the one pictured are com- 
mon in the Central American nations between Colom- 
bia and the United States. 

MOSCOW, Russia- Sixty-two people were killed in 
a Russian home for the elderly after a night watchman 
ignored the fire alarms. The state institution caught fire 
around 1 a.m. local time, while most of the residents 
of the building would have been asleep. The fire raged 
for more than four hours before being extinguished by 
firefighters from neighboring areas who arrived an hour 
after the first alarms. The initial alarms were ignored 
by the night watchman, and he did not respond until 
he saw actual flames coming from the structure. Other 
orderlies and nurses were not at their posts, and thus 
were not able to evacuate the sleeping residents. It is 
thought that most of the victims died of smoke inhala- 
tion. This incident, along with the deaths of 100 min- 
ers a day before at a Siberian coal mine, is prompting 
further scrutiny of Russian state-operated businesses. 

GAZA CITY- The BBC has issued pleas for the safe 
return of one of their reporters who is believed to 
have been kidnapped in Gaza City over a week ago. 
Alan Johnston, the BBC's Gaza correspondent, was 
reported missing after his armored vehicle was found 
abandoned on a street in the city on March 12. No 
reports of his situation have been made, and no one 
has claimed responsibility for his kidnapping. The 
BBC has pled for at least some information about 
Johnston's whereabouts or condition. Journalists and 
other westerners are a constant target for kidnapping 
in the Gaza strip. Fourteen journalists have been ab- 
ducted and released unharmed in Gaza since 2004. 

MCGRADY, North Carolina- A Boy Scout that 
had been missing in woodlands on the North Caro- 
lina-Virginia border has been found alive and well. 
12-year-old Michael Auberry of Greensboro, North 
Carolina was reported missing on Saturday after he 
declined to join other scouts in his troop on a hike. 
Auberry remained at the camp site with an adult, but 
was not present when the other scouts returned from 
the hike. The Boy Scout was found on Tuesday 1.5 
miles from the camp site. Auberry complained only of 
mild dehydration, and was otherwise uninjured when 
he was discovered by a searcher and her tracking dog. 


WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania- The Mayor of 
Williamsport has left a group promoting illegal gun 
reform. Mayor Mary B. Wolf ended her relationship 
with the "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" coalition. Wolf 
cited her dropping out of the program for reasons that 
may have conflicted with legal gun ownership laws, 
and may also conflict with the Second Amendment 
which expresses the right to bear arms. She also said 
that her view on guns and gun control conflicted with 
the views of New York City Mayor Michael Bloom- 
berg, who began the initiative. Wolf sent a letter to 
Bloomberg's office in New York City in February to 
announce her intentions to leave the program. 

CORNING, New York- New York State Police are in 
search of a suspect who attempted to break into a car 
wash for forty minutes only to leave empty handed. 
Police say that a white male wearing a dark colored 
hooded sweatshirt attempted to enter the Laser Car 
Wash through the rear door of the business on Park 
Avenue in Coming. The unidentified man attempted 
to enter the back door by using an axe with a yellow 
hammer attached to it. He was unable to enter the 
building, and was frightened away after forty minutes 
of attempting after he was spotted. A surveillance 
camera captured the events. 

All information taken from,, and 

6- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Got a secret? Anonymously post it on the web for the world to see 


Flashlight Writer 
When a person has something he or 
she feels must be kept a secret, it can 
potentially become a stressful situa- 
tion. The secret could be something 
minor like an inability to wink or 
something severe like being the vic- 
tim of some sort of sexual violence. 
Whatever the case, fear or embar- 
rassment can keep these people from 
finding the help of a close friend to 
cope. But now secret holders around 
the world have a way to ease their 
anxiety. .All they need is a postcard, 
something to wnte with and a little 

Over 100,000 people with se- 
crets have become a part of Post Se- 
cret, the brainchild of Frank Warren. 
Warren, who lives in California with 
his family, decided one day to place 
about 3,000 postcards around his 
community. He gave some to neigh- 
bors and even placed them in books 
at his library. On these cards he left 
only one simple instruction: to write 
something on the card that has never 
been told to anyone and send it back 

to his address. 

It didn't take long for Warren's 
response. Within weeks, his post- 
cards started coming back to him, 
and before long he was receiving 
cards from around the world. By 
simply trying to help people who 
were troubled by secrets, Warren 
had started a revolution, one that 
he named Post Secret. "I think it's 
healthy to share these secrets with a 
pastor, or a spouse, or even writing 
them down on a postcard and releas- 
ing it to a stranger," Warren says. 1 
think that in some ways it gives us 
ownership over those secrets that 
might otherwise have owned us." 

Since Warren began receiving 
postcards he has published three 
Post Secrets books, all highlighting 
some of the most moving cards he 
has received. There is even a website 
( dedicated to 
his phenomenon that shows new 
cards each week. One card with a 
scrabble board pictured has this writ- 
ten on it, "I let you win." Others re- 
veal darker secrets, no less important. 
One such card picmres the popular 


Frank Warren sent out 3,000 postcards with one instruction: write a secret 
on the card that has never been told to anyone else. 

clownfish from Disney's "Finding 
Nemo" along with the words, '1 love 
my disabled son. . .But I don't think I 
can live with him anymore." 

Warren says that most of the 
cards come from young to middle 
aged adults, but realizes that every- 
one benefits from sending these 
secrets, no matter what difference 
we may see. "The secrets are all in- 
dividual, like fingerprints. But they 
touch on core issues that really he us 
into humanity and make us realize 

that we're not alone, but really con- 
nected," Warren said. 

Seeing these secrets in one place 
has helped some people cope with 
their own secrets. On the website, 
there are responses from people who 
have been able to make it through 
their own hard times by either send- 
ing in a card, or simply reading oth- 
ers' secrets. Deborah Casey, a prot- 
estant campus minister with United 
Campus Ministry at Mansfield Uni- 
versity, thinks that sending in a secret 
can be a very important step, but it 

is only the beginning. "When these 
people write these things down, they 
actually have to spell them out and 
come to terms with them. But it is 
important to also find a trustworthy 
fnend and seek help and account- 
ability," Casey said. 

Elizabeth Shaffer, who works 
for the Advocacy Center at Mans- 
field University; also feels that Post 
Secrets can be a positive thing, espe- 
cially for victims of sexual violence. 
"These are secrets because these 
people don't feel like they have a 
voice anymore," Shaffer said. "Being 
able to speak or wnte this secret will 
help them validate their expenence." 

In any case, what Frank War- 
ren has created is helping people. 
Whether he did it out of the good- 
ness of his heart or for his own 15 
minutes is debatable. In a world with 
a pop culture where the only thing 
people see is faultless star? on TV 
and judgments being handed out like 
candy, at least there is someplace that 
people can go and see that we are all 
still humans, and all still bed together 
by that simple fact. 



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featuring the M ANSFIELDI ANS ^ 

with guest pianist, GREGORY SCHREINER from Los Angeles, California 

Along with cameo appearances by Kenneth Sarch & Nancy Boston 
Music by Brahms, Bizet, Schumann, Dvorak, & Herbert - Directed by Peggy Dettwiler 

Saturday, March 24, 2007 • 8 p.m. 
MA NSFIELD WW* steadman theatre 


Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight - 7 

Game Review: "Crackdown" great game in co-op mode 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
After the initial success of Grand 
Theft Auto 3 and the following 
sequels on Playstation 2 and Xbox, 
every video game developer in the 
business has tned their own version 
of the game. VCTiile some have done 
a nice job capturing the feel of 
Rockstar's game senes, none have 
created something unique enough 
to stand out from the competition. 
In February Microsoft released 
"Crackdown" amidst a lot of hype, 
and it turns out that hype was more 
than justified. 

When trying to think of 
what this game might be like, just 
imagine Grand Theft Auto with 
superheroes on Human Growth 
Hormone and horse steroids. The 
characters are not natural human 
beings but genetically enhanced 
agents. Initially, your powers won't 
seem that great, but as youcontinue 
to collect orbs around the city and 
use you* skills, you'll find yourself 
jumping on rooftops, driving up 
walls and throwing gasoline trucks 
into crowds of helpless gangsters. 

It's a lot of fun to have what seems 
like limitless power and nice to 
see a game reward you for your 
efforts by constantly upgrading 
your character. 

As the agents go, you have your 
pick of about ten. Unfortunately 
the difference is only in appearance. 
I found no difference between the 
agents when switching things up. 

"Crackdown' is a step 
in the right direction 
for 'Grand Theft Auto' 

clones everywhere... " 

If you have one agent's stats maxed 
out but are playing as another for 
the first time, that agent will be 
maxed out as well. I was a little 
disappointed that each agent didn't 
have a specific specialty, but it's a 
minor complaint overall. 

The world of "Crackdown" 
is pretty big, consisting of three 


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separate islands, each play home to 
one of three gangs in the city. The 
objective of the game is to clean 
up the streets by eliminating all 21 
bosses. As you eliminate bosses, the 
forces around each gang's kingpin 
get noticeably weaker, eventually 
giving you ample opportunity to 
clean up the streets. Unfortunately, 
none of these battles 
feel particularly epic 
or varied. The bosses 
themselves just have 
a lot of health and 
a lot of cronies 
surrounding them to 
make life difficult for 

Despite my 
3 minor complaints, 
"Crackdown" is all 
about running around and having 
fun. There are rooftop and road 
races set up around the city to keep 
players entertained. There are also 
stunt markers floating around in 
the sky for you to dnve through. 
VC Me you can probably beat all 21 
bosses in a matter of a few hours, 
the real fun of the game lies within 
running around and wre along havoc 
on massive amounts of people. My 
fnend and I spent time standing in 
front of traffic shooting out the 
front tires of speeding cars, sending 
them flipping into the ocean below. 
No, we don't have lives, but if you 
don't find that appealing in any 
way then you probably wouldn't be 
reading this article. 

If you have a fnend who owns 
the game and also has a subscnption 
to Xbox Live, then you must buy this 
game. As a single player expenence, 
it gets old quickly. When racing your 
fnend around the rooftops while 
shooting rockets at trash-talking 
gangsters on the streets below, you'll 
find yourself laughing and enjoying 
yourself more than any cooperative 
game that I can remember playing. 

All in all, "Crackdown" is 
a step in the right direction for 
"Grand Theft Auto" clones 
everywhere, but is still best enjoyed 
with a fnend. You'll know what 
I'm talking about when you kick 
your first unsuspecting buddy off 
the top of the highest building in 
the city, listening to him cry about 
it the whole way down. More fun 
than "Grand Theft Auto" ever was, 
just not as long and not as deep, 
"Crackdown" will more than satisfy 
any gamer looking-for a good time. 


Those that preordered "Crackdown" were given an invitation to the Halo 
3 multiplayer beta test which begins this Spring. 


11 * MS A 


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8 p.m. Mansffeldlans Concert 
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Steadman Theatre 

A concert presented by t 
Wellshoro Community 
Concert Series, 

30 p.m. "Peter and the Wolf ;/ 
Steadman Theatre 
The Mansfield University 
Brass Quintet is featured 
while President Mara* 

Mansfield University inai 

Dr. Maraven 

Join in the week-long 
celebration that begins 
March 23 with a dinner 
and dance for students 
and culminates with the 
inauguration ceremony 
on March 30. 

Jennifer Armstrong will present 
"Four Cinderellas," which is four 
different versions of the classic 
"rags to riches" tale There is a Scot- 
tish version about a young boy who 
wishes to play the bagpipes but his 
two stepbrothers tell him his hands 
are too rough and he must tend the 
sheep instead. Also, there is a hy- 
brid Eastern European version con- 
sisting of "magic bones and helpful 
birds" assist Mara in finding her 
happy ending. 

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The story is rea< 
musical selectio 

Monday, Aiwtch 26 

12 -4 p.m. A Global Fair 

307 Alumni Student Center 
Poster and artifact displays 
of countries visited by mem 

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Flashlight Features Editors 

Faculty & Staff 
North Manser Hal 

Tissa Hami 
Straughn Hall 

the Women's Studies froqra, 


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among children 
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like the duck, the 
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rumental families. 
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According to her website, 
"From Islamic fundamental- 
ists to white liberals to good 
old-fashioned racists, no one 
is safe from Hami's sharp 
wit." The comedian performs 
her routine in the traditional 
Islamic hijab. Hami earned 
her college degrees from ivy 
league universities. 

Wednesday,, Mwtch 28 

7 p.m. Jennifer Armstrong 
Straughn Hall 
The nationally recognized 
storyteller will present 


7:30 p.m. Inaugurual Concert 
Steadman Theatre 
Featuring conductors Adam 
Brennan, Peggy Detwiler 
and Kenneth Sarch. 
Including a premiere by 

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I 4 p.m. Inaugural Ceremony 

Straughn Hall 

5:30-7p.m. Inaugural Reception 
North Hall > 


10- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 


from the editor' s desk 


This week when I was trying to 
decide what to write my editorial 
about I was inspired by one of the 
articles that is running on page six 
of this weeks issue. 

So this editorial may seem a bit 
redundant but I really don't care. 
I think that Post Secret is one of 
the most fascinating things in our 
society today. 

As the article says, Post Secret 
was started by Frank Warren in 
his hometown and quickly became 
a nationwide phenomenon. Post 
Secret has collected over 100,000 
anonymous postcards from across 
the United States. 

The postcards, which are actu- 
ally more like pieces of art than a 
simple card, are displayed on the 
every Sunday at 
Three books have been published 
of the postcards and exhibits have 
gone up across the country. 

This summer I was able to go 
see an exhibit of the postcards in 
Reading, PA and it was one of the 
most moving things I've seen. 

It seems odd to be interested 
in what could be other peoples 
deepest and darkest secrets, but 
that exhibit and the website is one 
of the most interesting things I've 

It's also a little odd that people 
seem so comfortable with telling 
a complete stranger their secrets, 
isn't that what having a best friend 
is for? But sometimes, best friends 
still judge- and that is the beauty of 
telling a perfect stranger. 

Frank Warren may judge you, 
but you'll never know it and youU 

Sharing secrets with a stranger 

still feel some relief because you 
were able to tell that secret. Wnting 
that secret down will also make you 
face it and deal with it, so maybe 
you will be able to change it. 

The secrets can be about any- 
thing, a confession, funny experi- 
ence, fears, beliefs, childhood- it 
doesn't have to be life changing, 
even though they often are. Even 
if you're not comfortable sending 
a secret in, looking at the website is 
definitely worthwhile. 

Here are a few of the more 
recent postcards that I found to be 


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Thursday.March 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 

There are a lot ot things in this world that we don't want to 
think about. Especially if you, or someone you know, 
have never been exposed to it, sexual 
violence is a subject that isn't usually considered 
appropriate dinner conversation. 

Unfortunately, this attitude of "sweeping it under the rug" is 
enabling this horrendous crime to run rampant. Awareness is 
an essential step in the process of ending sexual violence in 
our homes, our communities and our lives. 

April is Sexual Assualt Awareness Month and there will 
be events planned throughout the month to raise 
awareness throughout the community. 

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Answer the questions below to find out 

1, What does Jimmy love to do 

A. Steal 

B. Gamble 

C. Kill 

D. Drink 

2. Who does NOT get killed in the 


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B. Tommy 

C. Jimmy 

D. Billy Bats 

J, 1 low long are Henry and Paulie 

sentenced to jail? 

A. Henry-5, Paulie -2 

B. Henry -10, Paulie- 2 

C. Henry- IS, Paulie- 3 

D. Henry- 10, Paulie -1 

4. When Henry's wife gets pushed 
around by the guy across the street, 
what does Henry beat him with? 

A. Bat 

B. Gun 

5. What is Henry's mistresses 

A. Joanne Roman 

B. Rose Mane 

C. Anne Mane 

D. J ante Rossi 

6. How do Henry and jimmy 
threaten the guy in tampa that owes 
them money? 

A. Drown em' 

B. Feed em' to the lions 

C. Bring em' to the boss 

D. Light em' on fire 

7. What kind of cigarettes is little 
Henry telling Tommy to get out 
of the trunk right before he gets 

A. Pall Malls 

B. Camels 

C. Newports 

D. Lucky Strikes 

8. What does Henry do to avoid 
getting killed by the people he rat- 
ted out? 

A. Kills them 

B. Kills himself 

C. Joins a protection program 

D. Moves out of the country 

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Solution to last weeks crossword puzzle 

Thursda y> March 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 


On the sidelines with Katrina Brumfield: High Jumper and sprinter 


Flashlight Co-Sports Editor 
Katrina Brumfield is a key member 
to a Mansfield Track & Field team 
that is on the rise. She is one the top 
high jumpers in what is a competi- 
tive field in the PSAC. I was able to 
sit down with Brumfiled where we 
talked about track,. her family and 
her goals. 

Carl Frederick: What year are you 
and what is your major? 
Katrina Brumfield: I am a Junior 
Public Relations major. 

CF: Why did you choose your ma- 

KB: It is fun and I have a chance to 
be around sports. 

CF: Where are you from? 
KB: I am originally from Cleve- 
land, Ohio, but I currently reside in 
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. 

CF: What made you decide to attend 
Mansfield University? 
KB: I loved the program, from Coach 
Rohl to all the teammates I 
I loved everything about it. 

CF: When did you start running track? 
KB: In fifth grade I joined a club team. 

CF:What interests you in track? 
KB: I love the excitement, my brothers 
got me into it when I was young. There 
is something for everybody in track 

CF: What motivates you during the 

KB: My family motto is to keep a 
positive mental attitude. My team- 
mates also do a great job and push- 
ing me to do my best. 

CF: How do you prepare for each 

KB: I go over a game plan with my 
coach and then I try to stay focused 
and quiet, throughout the meet. I 
don t like to have any distractions. 

CF: What are your goals for this up- 
coming outdoor season? 
KB: I really want to qualify for na- 
tionals. I did in indoors and I know 
that the competition is very tough. 
This is something that I really want 
to do. 

CF: What is the teams expecta- 


KB: We want to win the CTC Out- 
door Championship. We have been 
working very hard and we believe 
we can do it. 

CF: What was the Myrtle Beach ex- 
perience like? 

KB: It was amazing, the facilities 
were incredible. It was also fun run- 
ning in the beautiful weather that 
we had down there. 

CF: What coach has helped you? 
KB: My family has helped me get to 
where I am today, without them I 
wouldn't be where I am today. 

CF: Do you have any professional 
role models? 

KB: I always looked up to Flor- 
ence Griffith Joyner until she died. 
Of course I can't forget about Carl 
Lewis and all of his achievements. 

CF: What is your favorite sport be- 
sides track? 

KB: Football, I love everything 
about it. My family loves it, you 
are not a Brumfield unless you love 


Junior high jumper Katrina Brumfield is expecting big things not 
only for herself, but for the entire Mansfield track and field team. 
She believes that with all of the hard work and dedication they have 
all put in, both her and the teams goals can be achieved. 

CF: How do you keep 
shape over the off-season? 
KB: I 

in CF: Are there any quotes that you 
go by? 

and I KB: Positive Mental Attitude, that 
is what I go by. 

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Mansfield University 

March 22, 2007 

Big Fred on Sports: From 64 to 16, 

not as many suprises, the 

shocked the world and Florida 
proved that they were clearly 
better than their seeding. 
Through the first two 

entertainment and adrenaline rush are still very much there 

CARL FREDERICK advance to the round of 16, a with teams they shouldn't with Volunteers back and along 

Flashlight Co-Sports Editor position that they haven't expe- the eight seeded Purdue Boil- 

If you remember at this point rienced since the 1 99 1 season, ermakers giving them a run 

last year, March Madness Even though there hasn't for their money. Florida was 

wad definitely living up to it's been too many upsets, the able to pull out the victory 

name. George Mason nearly tournament has still had it's over a team that many people 

fair share of entertainment. thought didn't belong in the 

If you didn't see the Ohio dance. That's the beauty of the 

State-Xavier game, then you tournament, on any given day 

missed a thriller. Ohio State any team can shock the world, 
rounds of this year's tourna- may be thanking the basket- Florida has the same team 

ment, we have yet to see a ma- ball gods right now for that that won the national title a 

jor upset. I suppose you can victory. Think about it, if Greg year ago, but they don't seem 

consider seven seeded UNLV Oden gets called for a flagrant to have the same fire. It really 

defeating number two seed foul (like he should of been) seems that they get bored and 

Wisconsin an upset, but com- the game is over. But he isn't make games more challenging 

pared to what we are use to Xavier misses the second free than they should be. Don't be 

seeing, this isn't too shocking, throw attempt and Ron Lewis surprised if they aren't cutting 

So far all of the number comes down the length of the the nets down again this year. 

court and drills a game tying In what is another fun 

three-pointer. Ohio State took story, the number five seeded 

Tennessee Volunteers have ad- 
vanced for the first time since 
the 2000 season. Head Coach 

with talented point guard 
Chris Lofton, they certainly 
have a chance. 

One team that you have 
to look out for is Texas A&M. 
They were able to squeak by 
a strong Louisville squad who 
clearly had the home crowd 
behind them. A&M's guard 
Acie Law is one the most 
overlooked players in the na- 
tion and loves to have the bas- 
ketball in the final minute. 

The tournament resumes 
play Thursday, my final four 
picks go as so: 


Georgetown Coach John Thomp- 
son III and his Hoyas will be cutting 
down the nets thiis season. 

one seeds have advanced, three 
of the number two and three 
seeds have survived along with 
one four seed. The seventh 
seeded UNLV Running Reb- 

over in overtime and survived 
that round. 

In other action the Florida 

els were the highest team to Gators continued to struggle Bruce Pearl has brought the 

Midwest Region- Florida 
West Region- Kansas 
South Region- Texas A&M 
East Region- Georgetown 

Georgetown will then 
defeat the Aggies, along with 
Kansas taking down the na- 
tional champs. And your 
2007 national champion will 
be the Georgetown Hoyas, 
putting smiles on the faces on 
the entire Ewing family. 

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Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 15 

Mansfield Softball gets season off to slow start on the road 

show significant improvement with two wins near end of week 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The Mansfield University softball 
team saw their first action on the 
softball field over spring break. 
While their record does not show 




Shelly Forsburg pitched her way 
to the all-tournament team for her 
performance in Georgia. The ju- 
nior pitched three complete games 
in just three days time, picking up 

it, the Mountaineers made great 
improvements in the 1 1 games 
they played. 

The week did not get off to a 
great start as the Mountaineers lost 
to 15th ranked Francis Marion 
1 5-7. Mansfield took an early 2-0 
lead in the first inning when Shana 
Markwis scored on a bases loaded 
walk and Kristina Poore scored on a 
passed ball. The lead didn't last long 
as Francis Marion picked up three 
runs in the bottom of the inning. 
The Mountaineers came right back 
with two runs each in the second 
and third innings. In the second, 
Markwis singled to lead off the in- 
ning followed by a walk from Poore. 
Jessica Christ hit a single to drive 
in Markwis. Poore would score 
on an error by the catcher. In the 
third, Whitney Brown hit a two run 
double, driving in Gabriella Carullo 
and Katie McConville. This was 
the closest Mansfield got as Francis 
Marion scored in every inning to 
put the game out of reach. 

The games didn't get any easier 
for Mansfield as they took on the 
10th ranked team in the country, 
Lenoir-Rhyne. The Mountaineers 
couldn't get much going on offense 
as the only hit was a leadoff double 
by Markwis. 

The Mountaineers took the 

loss 18-0. "This was our first 
weekend on the field. These 
teams have all played 20-25 
games already this season. It's 
hard to compete with teams like 
that your first days on the field," 
head coach Edith Gallagher said. 

The Mountaineers got their 
first win of the season in their eighth 
game in a 3-0 win against Hood 
College. Michelle Fotsburg threw a 
two hit gem and helped her cause 
with a two run homer. Mansfield 
took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 
third when Markwis led off with a 
triple and was driven in on a single 
by Carullo. In the bottom of the 
fifth, Poore got things started with 
a double and Forsburg gave herself a 
cushion with her two run homer. 

"We did a good job of getting bet- 
ter everyday we were on the field. Our 
offense and defense really improved 
throughout the week," Gallagher said. 

The Mountaineers picked up 
their second win of the season the 
next day with a 7-2 win over Chow- 
an. Jessica Christ and Whitney 
Brown paced the Mountaineer of- 
fense with two doubles a piece and a 
combined three RBI. 

Michelle Forsburg picked up 
her second win of the season allow- 
ing only four hits. "Our bats started 
to come alive the last two days of the 

trip. I'm also really 
happy with our 
team chemistry. 
When your losing, 
you really have to 
come together to 
get things turned 
around. This has 
been our area of 
greatest improve- 
ment," coach Gal- 
laghet said. 

The Moun- 
taineers finished 
spring break with 
a 2-9 record and 
will play in Sa- 
lem, Virginia on 
March 24 and 
25. The Moun- 




Whitney Brown is off to a solid start this season, 
enjoying one of the best games of her Mountaineer 
career against Chowan University. For the game, 
Brown had two doubles and two RBI. 

home for their 
first PSAC game 
March 31 against 

With their 
2-9 record, Mans- 
field currendy has 

the worst record can reverse last year's trend, where 

in the PSAC East, though their hard they got off to a l4 _ 3 start bcfore 

opening schedule played a big roll in stumb j ing in conference play. Man- 

their early struggles. The Millersville sfieM WQn jim one of four mcetings 

Marauders currendy sit at 6-5, which wkh [he Marauders last season, with 

is good for fourth in the PSAC East. ^ , one win bdng a 6 . 5 homc vk . 

Hopefully the Mountaineers tory on April 15. 

outdoor meet of season: 

Dann, Gray shine for Track & Field in first 

Gray sets the school record in both the discus and shot put 

Mike Gray was impressive in all 
of his events at the Shamrock in- 
vite but was most impressive in 
the discus. The freshman tossed 
the disc 155 feet-five inches, a 
new Mansfield school record, and 
a distance furthet than anyone in 
the PSAC has thrown in the last 
two outdoor seasons. Gray fin- 
ished sixth in the discus. 

Gray also threw a career best in 
the shot put tossing the shot 50 feet- 
six inches, out-throwing all Division 
II competition and finishing second 
to only one Division I athlete. 

Hie throws weren't enough 
for Gray however, as he returned 
in the triple jump. The lanky 
fresh man qualified for finals with 
a jump of 43 feet-seven inches and 
finished seventh. 

Dann continues her streak of 

impressive performances. Coming 
off an indoor season where she was 
only beaten by Division II competi- 
tion within the PSAC, she sprinted 
into form to open the outdoor sea- 
son with a win in the 800. Dann 
beat out a primarily Division I field 
with het time of 2: 19.89. 

Dann's performance should 
come as a surprise to nobody after 
a stellar showing during the indoor 
track season. She set personal and 
school records en route to being 
named to the all PSAC track and 
field team. 

The Mountaineers got a school 
record performance in the 4x200 
when Amanda Fedish, Katrina 
Brumfield, Marisa Fronczkiewicz, 
and Erica Ferguson combined to 
run 1:46.57. 

Jessica Wagner, Jess Lown, 

Clarissa Correll, and Nicole Dann 
teamed up to set a school record in 
the Distance Medley relay with a 
time of 12:44. 

Katrina Brumfield also placed 
for the Mountaineers picking up a 
fifth place finish in the high jump 
with a clearance of 5 '3" while 
Amanda Fedish qualified for the 
PSAC Championships in the 100 
with a time of 12.98 seconds. 

Chris Greene jumped a person- 
al best 417" in the triple jump in his 
first meet with the Mountaineers. 
The basketball star looks promising 
in the jumps as Mansfield enters the 
outdoor season. 

The Mountaineers return to 
the track on April 7th at the PSAC 
East meet at Millersville University. 

Mansfield Outdoo r Track "S ^l^eTd IScfieffwle 


7 PSAC East @ Millersville 

13-14 Bison Open @ Bucknell * 

21-22 CTC Outdoor Championships @ DeSales 

26-28 Penn Relays @ Franklin Field - Philadelphia * 

29 Big Red Invite @ Cornell 


4-5 PSAC Championships @ Shippensburg * 
12 NYC Qualifying Challenge @ Icahn Stadium 
12 ICAAAA @ New York City * 
18 BW Twilight Meet (2! Baldwin Wallace - Ohio * 

Mansfield university ♦> Volume 89, Issue 7 ❖ Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Mansfield Baseball finishes long road trip in Florida 4-8 

Dave Meldrum stars at the plate registering two home runs and 15 RBFS 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
The Mansfield Mountaineer base- 
ball team started slowly, but finished 
strong during their eight day trip to 
Florida to open the 2007 season. 

After an 8-1 win against Stone- 
hill College to start the season, the 
Mountaineers lost six consecutive 
games, giving up an average of over 
twelve runs per game over that time 
frame. The games were all against 
difficult opponents including Sagi- 
naw Valley State, North Dakota, 
Wayne State and ninth ranked Cen- 
tral Missouri. 

The Mountaineers rebounded 
from the losses well, going on a 
three game win streak over a two 
day period. The pitching was much 
improved during the win streak, al- 
lowing an average of only three runs 
per game. 

The offense for the Mountain- 
eers was impressive throughout the 
road trip. Mansfield scored fewer 
than three runs just once, that being 

against a nationally ranked Central 
Missouri team. 

Dave Meldrum was the star 
on offense for Mansfield, finishing 
the first twelve games of the season 
hitting at a .375 clip. He was also 
Mansfield's most prolific power hit- 
ter and run producer, hitting two 
homeruns while driving in fifteen of 
his fellow Mountaineers. 

Meldrum is just one of 11 
Mansfield hitters currently hitting 
at .300 or better. Pre-season all- 
American pick Ryan Wyland is hit- 
ting .319 while leading the team in 
runs scored, doubles and triples. 

The Mountaineers were sched- 
uled to play their first regular sea- 
son home game on Sunday, Mar. 18 
against Bryant, but had their plans 
put on hold by mother nature. They 
were prepared to play their first 
PSAC crossover contest on Tuesday, 
Mar. 20 at Slippery Rock, but that 
game was also postponed. 

Weather permitting, Mansfield 

will make their debut north of the 


Pre-season All-American Ryan 
Wyland hasn't dissapointed early 
in the season, delivering with both 
his bat and his arm to help Mans- 
field win four games in Florida. 

Mason-Dixon line on Saturday, 


Mountaineer season results 
(through 3/20) 

Mansfield 8, Stonehill 1 (3/8) 
- Saginaw Valley St. 15, Mansfield 3 (3/9) 
Saginaw Valley St. 9, Mansfield 6 (3/10) 
North Dakota 19, Mansfield 10 (3/11) 
North Dakota 8, Mansfield 6 (3/1 1) 
Wayne State 12, Mansfield 4 (3/12) 
Central Missouri 10, Mansfield 1 (3/12) 
Mansfield 12, Charleston 2 (3/14) 

Mansfield 9, Charleston 6 (3/14) 
Mansfield 4, Minnesota-Duluth 1 (3/15) 
Minnesota Duluth 11 Mansfield 7 (3/15) 
Ashland 22, Mansfield 17 (3/16) 


Baseball: 1 p.m. @ 
Slippery Rock 




Baseball: 1 p.m. @ 

Softball : @ West Virgin- 
ia Weslyan Tournament 


Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs Shippensburg 






Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs West Chester 


Baseball: 1 p.m. @ 

Softball: 3 p.m. vs 


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Volume 89, Issue 8 


Thursday, March 29, 2007 

Hollywood comes 
to Mansfield 


April Fool's! 

PAGES 8-9 


Softball splits 

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Information taken from 

Mansfield University offers leadership 
minor for developing professionals 


Flashlight Writer 
A new minor in leadership studies 
will be available to Mansfield Uni- 
versity students starting in the fall 
of 2007. 

The new minor will provide 
students with an opportunity to 
study, apply and synthesize interdis- 
ciplinary perspectives of leadership. 

It will help students in many 
aspects, such as understanding the 
theory and practice of leadership, 
gaining an understanding of their 
potential and styles of leadership, 
communicating effectively and 
learning to lead effectively in a va- 
riety of situations. 

The motivation for making a 
leadership minor available is that 
leadership is the heart of the Man- 
sfield University experience, and it 
is a part the Mansfield Creed, stat- 

ing that "At Mansfield University, 
we develop leaders." It is also a 
part of President Loeschke's vision 
for the university's unique identity. 

Dr. Den- 
nis Murray, 
head of the 
is coordinat- 
ing the minor. 
"The minor 
is part of the 
effort to rec- 
ognize leader- 
ship development as a critical part 
of what it means to get a Mans- 
field University education. Stu- 
dents should think of themselves 
as emerging leaders; that's what a 
liberal arts hased education should 
do," Murray said. 

The leadership minor requires 

21 credit hours and it can be paired 
with and enhance any major on 
campus. The curriculum includes 
six credit hours in core courses, 
three credit 

"Students should think of 
themselves as emerging 
leaders; that's what a 

liberal arts based 
education should do." 

-Dr. Dennis Murray 

lours in com- 

courses, three 
credit hours 
in group or 
al process and 
three credit 
hours in eth- 
ics. Two elec- 
tive courses in addition are needed 
to complete the minor. 

Murray believes that students 
will have a large amount of inter- 
est in the minor. "We did a survey 
on campus in anticipation of offer- 
ing the minor and received a very 
high expression of interest," Mur- 

ray said. "I believe many students 
will find this an attractive way to 
supplement their major programs 
of study and enhance both their 
leadership abilities and their cre- 
dentials when seek employment or 
further education." 

Classes that are required and 
can be taken include: Introduction 
to Leadership Studies, Leadership 
Seminar, Persuasion, Organiza- 
tional Behavior, Introduction to 
Small Group Processes and Envi- 
ronmental Ethics. 

A leadership minor can be an 
advantage to anyone who seeks it. 
"Leadership studies are important 
because they help students better 
discover how they can be more ef- 
fective in working with others to 
advance shared visions for achiev- 
ing common goals," Murray said. 

Mansfield University students have opportunity 
to take part in honoring outstanding teachers 


Flashlight Writer 
Two new awards will be presented 
to outstanding Mansfield University 
faculty members this semester and 
students will have a say in who re- 
ceives both awards. 

The awards will be given for out- 
standing academic advising and for 
best first-year teacher at Mansfield. 

Dr. Michael Renner, the pro- 
vost at Mansfield, is excited about 
the new awards. "In my two years 
that I've been here, the amazing job 
that our teachers do has become 
more and more obvious. We need 
to do a better job of recognizing the 
job people are doing," Renner said. 

The first year experience award 
will be given to a full-time faculty 
or tenure-track faculty that teaches 
classes which students take their first 

year. The teachers will be nominat- 
ed by the students. Students have 
to give an explanation as to why this 
teacher should win the award. The 
nomination will then be given to 
the teacher, who has to fill out an 
application demonstrating some of 
the work they have done in teaching 
their first year classes. 

"We wanted to do something 
to recognize these first year teachers 
because some students have gaps and 
aren't as prepared for college as they 
could be. These classes are important 
and we wanted to recognize these 
teachers for that," Renner said. "We 
should appreciate the results that 
teachers get out of their students." 

The second award will be given 
for outstanding advising. Some of 
the qualities that will be looked at 
for this award will be how much the 

advisor is available to the students, 
building a strong relationship with 
the students and to monitor the 
progress of the students throughout 
the semester so they can meet all the 
goals that they set to achieve. The 
process for picking the winner of 
the advising award will be the same 
as the first year experience award. 

The winners will receive a 
plaque and a $500 fund to be used 
for academic purposes and also 
$500 dollars for the department of 
the winners. There will be up to 
three winners for each award. 

"It is just an accomplishment for 
the teacher just to be nominated. We 
want to support excellence and recog- 
nize when good things are happening 
and to encourage people to keep up 
the great work," Renner said. 

Nominations are due by April 4 



Dr. Michael Renner wants out- 
standing faculty members to be 
recognized for excellence. 

and can be picked up in the library 
or done on the Mansfield University 
web page. 

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SGA Update 


Flashlight Writer 

This week at Student Government the senate voted to table voting on pro- 
posed amendments to the SGA constitution. There was a good amount of 
discussion regarding an amendment that will raise the GPA requirements 
in order to run for Student Government President. The amendment was 
finally tabled and discussion was closed until next week's meeting. 

Another amendment dealt with the qualifications of the Student 
Government advisor. The senate believes the Student Government advisor 
must be an individual who reports directly to the President of the Univer- 
sity. This decision was made on the basis that administration, faculty and 
students should all work together in order to better Mansfield University. 
This motion was once again tabled to next week for final voting. Student 
Government encourages students to come and voice their opinions on 
issues whenever they feel compelled to do so. 

The senate also approved a Committee on Finance allocation to the 
Spring Fling event. Senate also moved to form a Welcome Week commit- 
tee to develop programs and promotions for Student Government in the 
first week of the fall semester. For any questions comments or concerns 
students are welcomed to stop by the Student Government office where 
representatives will be available Monday thru Friday between the times of 
1 1 am and 5 p.m. in 31 9 Alumni Hall. 


Campus Bulletin Board 

♦Mansfield University 

►Frederick Douglass Scholarship: 

The Frederick Douglass Institute is ded- 
icated to promoting diversity and 
academic excellence at Mansfield 
University. Interested students may pick 
up applications in the 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 
Alumni Hall Student Center, or at 
Dr. Lynn Pifer's office, 
G 04b Belknap Hall. 
For more information, visit: 
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Thursday, March 29, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Mansfield University 
students and faculty get 
glimpse into future 


Special to the Flashlight 
The Student Activities Organiza- 
tion (SAO) hosted a psychic fair in 
Alumni Hall Thursday March 22. 

From 11 to 4 p.m., four me- 
diums in room 307 saw over 60 
students and faculty members. All 
four psychics used tarot cards but 
crystal balls and other devices were 
also available. 

All participants were asked to 
fill out a slip of paper before they 
spoke to the psychics. Required 
information included name, birth 
date and two questions. 

Danelle Miller is a freshman 
member of SAO who worked at the 
event. Miller was pleased with the 
turnout and the experience it yield- 
ed. "I enjoyed it. It was something 
different. It seemed like she [the 
psychic] knew all about me just by 
touching the paper," Miller said. 

Sophomore Shantee Proctor 
attended the fair with a question 
about her future profession. "I 
think it's cool that you can come 
to events like this and experience 
original things on campus," Proctor 
said. "This is something new for me, 

but I thought it seemed interesting. 
I was happy that the psychic con- 
firmed my career choice." 

Danielle Litteer was one of the 
featured clairvoyants. Litteer has 
been a professional psychic since 
1991 and regularly travels through- 
out Pennsylvania and New York do- 
ing shows privately, at psychic fairs, 
and at colleges. "What is my career 
going to be?" is the most com- 
mon question Litteer and the other 
women are asked and Mansfield was 
no different. 

Litteer has believed in her 
natural intuitive abilities since she 
was young. "I was hard-wired since 
birth," Litteer said. "The talent was 
present in my great-grandmother, 
my grandmother and my mother. I 
chose to develop my discernment." 

Litteer considers attending 
psychic shows a community ser- 
vice. "You have a gift and a talent 
and this is how you give back to the 
world," Litteer said. "Anybody can 
learn to develop his or her abilities 
and intuitions. Intuition comes 
first and logic is how you apply it 
to the world." 

Commuter students gather to 
discuss concerns about various 
aspects of campus accessibility 


Special to the Flashlight 
Mansfield commuters meet in the 
commuter lounge on Mondays and 
Wednesdays to discuss their concerns 
and roles at Mansfield University. 

Mansfield commuters are meet- 
ing to get the attention of the facul- 
ty about their concerns. The group 
is not officially organized but they 
are coming up with a list of ideas 
and complaints. 

Vinnie Azzarelli is a 23 year 
old student who commutes from 
Elmira. "The biggest problem for 
commuters are teachers who are 
completely inflexible" Azzarelli 
said. "There needs to be an under- 
standing that a large part of the 
students at Mansfield University 
are commuters and are going to 
have problems that on campus stu- 
dents don't." 

There are several places com- 
muters can spend their time such 
as the commuter lounge and the 
commuter labs but Holly Camp- 
bell a 23 year old student from 
Erin, NY would like some other 
alternatives. "I drive a two hour 
round trip and spend my day in 
Mansfield," Campbell said. "I 
have hours to stall between my 
classes. It's great when I have 
work to get done but if I don't it 
can get boring." 

The students are considering 
creating a more formal group but 
conflicting schedules are an is- 
sue. "The problem with getting 
commuter student into a formal 
group is that we are never free 
at the same time," Azzarelli said. 
"Imagine trying to get these stu- 
dents here to spend time when 
they don't have to." 

Tinseltown classics come to 
life in Hollywood Revisited 


Flashlight Writer 
Mansfield University, in conjunc- 
tion with the Wellsboro Commu- 
nity Concert Association, hosted 
Hollywood Revisited on Sunday 
March 25, 2007 in Steadman The- 
atre as part of President Loeschkes 
Inauguration Week 

Hollywood Re- 
visited is a "tribute in 
costume and song" 
to famous Holly- 
wood productions in 
the 1930s through 
the 1960s. 

Greg Schreiner, 
pianist, narrator and 
producer of Hol- 
lywood Revisited, 
loved Hollywood 
movies when he 
was a young boy. 
He moved to Cali- 
fornia in the late 
70s, only to find 
that the classic Hol- 
lywood movies were 
gone. The only part 
of the movies that 
remained was their 
costumes. Schreiner 
bought one costume 
and before he knew 
it he had over 300 
costumes. He need- 
ed something to do 
with them and Hol- 
lywood Revisited 
was born! 

brought approxi- 
mately 20 costumes 
with him, including 
those worn by Liza 
Minnelli in "New 
York, New York;" 
Miles O'Keeffe in 
"Tarzan the Ape Man;" Christopher 
Reeve in "Superman;" Tony Curtis 
in "Spartacus;" Mae West in "Belle 
of the Nineties;" Steve Martin in 
"Pennies from Heaven;" Ginger 

other costumes that participants 
from Mansfield University got to 
wear. Dr. Peggy Dettwiler wore 
a Julie Andrews Dress from the 
movie "Darling Lili". Ross Whit- 
ing wore Aladdin's costume from 
"Aladdin and the Magic Lamp". 
Brady Goldsmith wore Gene Kel- 

Sarah Best, a Senior Vocal Ma- 
jor and member of the cast said that 
Hollywood Revisited was a fun and 
interesting opportunity that people 
don't usually get. "I enjoyed the fact 
that this show is unique in that it is 
a fashion show, but it's not. It also 
was great to be able to work with 


Mansfield students, faculty and community members enjoyed colorful costumes and 
songs from Hollywood's past. Mansfield University hosted Hollywood Revisited on 
Sunday, March 25, 2007. 

ly's costume from "The Three Mus- 
keteers" and Sarah Best wore Car- 
ole Lombard's costume from "No 
Man of Her Own". 

Cast members also got to sing 
Rogers in "Lady in the Dark" and a song that related to their costume. 

"Follow the Fleet" and Fred Astaire, 
also in "Follow the Fleet". 

Schreiner brought two of 
his actors, Joshua Finkel and Jill 
Burke, with him to perform in the 

Schreiner writes the words for the 
songs, but not the music. The music 
is sometimes taken from the movie 
in which the costume appeared. 
"Deciding on what music to use is 

one of my professors as a colleague. 
[Schreiner, Finkel, and Burke] have 
many talents and have opened my 
eyes to new things," Best said. 

Sarah Derric, a sophomore 
Music Education major, was an au- 
dience member at the show. "The 
costumes and the actors in the 
show were absolutely amazing," 
Derrick said. "I hope they come 
back again." 

costumes. He also brought four always a challenge," Schreiner said. 

4- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 29, 2007 

President Loeschke joins brass 
quintet for 'Peter and the Wolf 
as part of inauguration events 


Flashlight Writer 
The Mansfield University Brass 
Quintet performed for a special in- 
auguration week concert at 7:30 p.m. 
on March 25 in Steadman Theater. 

Mansfield Brass Quintet, or 
MBQ, consists of Dr. Michael Gal- 
loway on trumpet, Ben Rochford on 
trumpet, Dr. Rebecca Dodson-Web- 
ster on horn, Mr. Steven McEuen on 
Trombone and Euphonium and Dr. 
Nathan Rinnert on Tuba. 

The first half of the concert fea- 
tured the quintet in three different 
selections. The selections were Gal- 
loways arrangement of Gioachino 
Rossi's Sinfonia from "La'Italiana in 
Algeri", Music Hall Suite and The 
Casbah of Tetuoan. 

The second half of the concert 
consisted of a brass quintet arrange- 
ment of Sergei Prokofiev's 'Peter and 
the Wolf. Joining MBQ was Dr. 
Shellie Gregorich on Piano, David 
Wert on percussion and Dr. Adam F. 
Brennan conducted the piece. 

Dr. Maravene Loeschke narrat- 
ed 'Peter and the Wolf "I narrated 
'Peter and the Wolf 15 years ago at 
Towson University. It was an honor 
to be asked to join MBQ as the nar- 
rator," Loeschke said. 

'Peter and the Wolf holds a 

special place in Loeschke's heart. "I 
received 'Peter and the Wolf on a 
record as a gift from my aunt," Loe- 
schke said. "I remember sitting on 
my floor with the record player lis- 
tening to it over and over again." 

Loeschke had been preparing 
for the narration for a while. "I've 
been working with the script, articu- 
lation and inflection for about two 
months," Loeschke said. "However, 
I could probably recite it from mem- 
ory because I listened to it so often 
when I was a child." 

David Wert is a junior Mu- 
sic Education major. He was the 
guest percussionist for 'Peter and the 
Wolf.' "Being asked to play with 
MBQ is such an honor and collabo- 
rating with the president of the Uni- 
versity was amazing," Wert said. 

Wert explained the little amount 
of time the whole ensemble had to 
put everything together. "We just 
added Dr. Loeschke, percussion, 
Dr. Brennan and piano right before 
spring break," Wert said. "We only 
had three with the full ensemble." 

Wen also said why 'Peter and 
the Wolf is so popular. "Its a great 
piece for all ages," Wert said. "And 
its easy listening for people who may 
not be familiar with classical music." 

Social work program set to 
collaborate with elderly 


Flashlight Writer 
Mansfield University's Social Work Department was 
a part of a program in which encourages social work 
students to work with the older generation. 

Department chair Dr. Nancy Sidell and social work 
professor Dr. Janice Purk worked together to apply for 
the program grant, which is through the Council on So- 
cial Work Educations (CSWE) GERO-Ed Center and 
is supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation. The 
program is named Curriculum Development Initiative 
(CDI) and focuses on helping teachers and students in- 
fuse geriatric research into the curriculum. 

"We want students to be ready to work with the old- 
er generation," Sidell said. "By infusing the curriculum it 
forces students to interact with gerontology," Purk said. 

The curriculum that was formed lasted over a 
three-year period. In the first year the syllabi were re- 
viewed and evaluated, the faculty reviewed the issues 
of aging, meetings were held with other departments' 
faculty and community involvement was increased. 

In the second year there was a revision of the 
course materials, aging was added to the syllabi and 
field manual. There was increased awareness of ag- 
ing for the faculty through the sharing of information, 
increased involvement of faculty and students in ag- 
ing programs in the community. Students and com- 
munity members gave presentations and careers were 
included in an aging week. 

During the third year of the grant there was an 
addition of cross-discipline work and there was more 
student involvement in the aging practice. There was 
a continued increase of aging projects in the courses, 
continued community involvement with aging agen- 

cies, community and student events were held to in- 
crease understanding of aging and careers were includ- 
ed in aging week. 

During the fall of 2006, students took Purk for 
Social Research I. While in her class, the students 
were placed in groups of 4 to 5. In those groups, 
students created qualitative questions to interview 
older persons. 

The questions were based on pre-chosen social 
problems, which were healthcare, environment, ru- 
ral/ urban change, educational change, child care and 
child rearing. Purk then approved the questions that 
the students would ask. 

Each student was assigned to interview two senior 
citizens, aged 75 years or older, who they do not know. 
The students had to tape record their interview, then 
write a one page summary of the interview process and 
what they learned from the data collecting process. 

The following semester students took the course 
Evaluation Research with Sidell. In this course, students 
had to transcribe the interviews that were completed 
in Research I. The same groups would be used to find 
themes and ideas that emerge from the transcribed in- 

Students had to review, analyze data, and write 
a research paper. An oral presentation will be done to 
show their findings. 

"We have had positive results with the project," 
Purk said. The classes will remain infused and social 
work students will be required to learn about gerontol- 
ogy in their major classes. 

For students who are interested in gerontology, there is 

Mansfield University Sesquicentennial 

Time Capsule Project 

The Mansfield University History Club is collecting donations for a time capsule to be dedi- 
cated this fall during the sesquicentennial celebration 

of the university. 

The club Is looking for donations of photos, flyers, T-shirts, writings, and other small items 

that show what life is like on campus 
in the year 2007. 

All donations can be taken to room 213 Plnecrest Manor Mon.-Frl. between 8 a.m. and 

noon, as well as 1 -4 pm. 

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Rossi for more 


Thursday, March 29, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Thursday, Mar. 29 

Friday, Mar. 30 

Music: Ross Whiting, Senior Voice Recital- 7 p.m., 
Ste adman Theatre 

ivent: SAO Bus tnp to Washington D.C., leaves 6 a.m. 

Sunday, April 1 

dusic: Elizabeth Corbett, senior piano recital- 3 p.m., 
Steadman Theatre. 

Saturday, Mar. 31 

usic: Jazz ensemble concert- 8 p.m., Steadman Theatre 

Monday, April 2 

Event: Resumania and mock interview day- 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.AHSC third florr. 

Music: Percussion ensemble concert- 8 p.m., 
Steadman Theatre 

Tuesday, April 3 

Wednesday, April 4 

Event: HRD Wellness Fair- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., third 
florr of AHSC 

Event: Council of trustees meeting- 7:30-8:30 p.m., 
North Hall sixth floor community room 

Thursday, April 5 

What in the World 
News in a Flash 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


LONDON, England- Hie United Kingdom and Iraqi 
government are pressuring Iran to safely release fifteen 
British marines and sailors who were abducted while 
on patrol. Hie British military personnel were in- 
volved in a boarding party from the HMS Cornwall on 
the Shatt-Al-Arab, a waterway at the northern end of 
the Persian Gulf that connects to the Suez Canal. The 
Iranian government in Tehran insists that the British 
unit was in Iranian waters when they were arrested. 
The Cornwall had just stopped a ship in the area that 
1 of smuggling automobiles. Iranian news 


services reported that the marines and sailors had been 
taken from the area to the capital in Tehran, where 
they were questioned for their "aggressive behavior." 


The fifteen British marines and sailors were on patrol 
just south of the opening of the Suez Canal. 

BELFAST, Northern Ireland- A new agreement be- 
tween the Protestant and Catholic parties in North- 
ern Ireland is one of the most promising treaties for 
peace to come in the long and bitter conflict. The 
leaders of the opposing parties, Gerry Adams of the 
Sinn Fein party, who are Roman Catholic, and Ian 
Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party, the Prot- 
estant party, met at the Northern Ireland assembly 
building in Belfast. Paisley had previously refused 
to meet with Adams, due to Sinn Fein's close con- 
nections with the Irish Republican Army, the lead- 
ing terrorist group in Northern Ireland, and strong 
denouncers of British rule in Northern Ireland. The 
IRA has been under a cease-fire since 1997 and said 
in 2005 that it will no longer attempt to gain power 
through violence but instead will use political means. 

ES SALLAM, Sudan- A United Nations envoy head- 
ed by U.N. chief John Holmes visited humanitarian 
camps in the region, prompting the leader to say that 
he feared a collapse in humanitarian aid if workers are 
prevented from doing their jobs. Citing fragility of mo- 
rale throughout the camps, Holmes stated his worries 
about the refugees losing the aid workers that are al- 

due to the fierce fighting between the Sudanese govern- 
ment, the government-supporting janjaweed and rebel 
factions. Holmes's envoy was turned away from sev- 
eral refugee camps during his travels, raising concerns 
that aid workers may be treated the same way if they 
were to attempt to enter the camps. Holmes pledged 
to take up this issue with the Sudanese government. 

WASHINGTON D.C.- President Bush met with 
leaders of the big three Detroit automakers to discuss 
the future of hybrid and flex fuel automobiles. Chief 
executive officers from General Motors, Ford Motor 
Companyand DaimlerChrysler brought along exam- 
ples of their bio-friendly cars. All three automakers 
have said that they intend to double the production 
of flex-fuel cars and trucks by 2010. Flex fuel vehicles 
run on ethanol, which is currently only offered at about 
1,100 out of 170,000 fueling stations in the United 
States. General Motors presented a flex-fuel Chevro- 
let I in pal a which runs on E85 ethanol, Ford brought 
a hydrogen cell powered Edge HySeries and Daim- 
lerChrysler showed off a Jeep Grand Cherokee pow- 
ered by B5 diesel fuel, which is a biodiesel blend fuel. 


INDIANA, Pennsylvania- Authorities at the Indiana 
County Medical Examiner's Office have confirmed 
that the cause of death for a 20-year-old student last 
week was bacterial meningitis. Sara Khirkhah, of Cly- 
mer, died last week at the Indiana Regional Medical 
Center. She had visited the medical center twice in 
the 18 hours previously, when she first started devel- 
oping flu-like symptoms. At each visit, she was given 
pain medication and sent home. Bacterial meningitis 
is an infection that is passed through saliva and direct 
fluid contact with a carrier. It is not a direct threat 
to those who have had casual contact with someone 
who is stricken, but can be spread through things 
like sharing utensils and food and beverages. Those 
who may have come in contact in this manner with 
Khirkhah will be given antibiotics as a 

TOWANDA, Pennsylvania- Bradford County's meth- 
amphetamine production problem and federal fund- 
ing have become hot topics for debate in the Bradford 
County Sheriffs race. Challenging Sheriff Steve Ev- 
ans for the job of county sheriff is Greg Hostertler, 
who claims that $246,000 received from the federal 
government to fight meth labs was unjustly accepted 
and used to purchase global positioning systems for 
county sheriffs office vehicles. Hostertler also argued 
that the county sheriff has no jurisdiction fighting 
drug cases and therefore should not have accepted the 
federal grant. Evans is passing off Hostertler s com- 
ments as political strategy, citing Bradford County's 
high ranking on the list of counties in Pennsylvania 
with the most meth amphetamine lab incidences. 
All information taken from and 

6- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, March 29, 2007 

Biotechnology may help in solving world hunger 


Flashlight Writer 
Everyday between 16,000 and 30,000 
children around the world die of hun- 
ger. In the time it takes to read this 
article, about 90 children will have 
penshed. This death rate is roughly 
the equivalent of dropping an atomic 
bomb on a densely populated area ev- 
ery three days. Too many people are 
reaching their tipping points in the 
battle against starvation. 

International organizations such 
as Bread for the World inform peo- 
ple that worid hunger is the result of 
extreme poverty. Today over one bil- 
lion people live on less than a dollar a 
day. The United States is the number 
one provider of foreign aid in terms 
of the amount of money given to 
developing nations. In percentage of 
Gross National Product, the United 
States comes behind 21 other devel- 
oped nations by providing less than 
one tenth of one percent. 

The Bush administration has 
done some work that may offer a 
glimmer of hope. In 2004, the Mil- 
lennium Challenge Corporation 
(MCC) was created to reduce global 
poverty. President Bush called for 
$3 billion dollars to go to the MCC 
when he proposed the budget for 
the fiscal year 2008 according to (an increase of $1.2 
billion from the previous year). In 
contrast, the war in Iraq costs ap- 
proximately $104 billion per year. 

The root of the problem may lie 
in the lack of leadership and the un- 
willingness of our political leaders to 
address the problem of hunger rath- 
er than attack each other. Jim VC'allis, 
a bipartisan Christian leader who is 
the founder of Sojourner's maga- 
zine, has challenged both liberal and 
conservative politicians to realize that 
moral issues are not limited to abor- 
tion bills and homosexual weddings. 
'The 30,000 kids who died yesterday 
of preventable starvation has to be 
a biblical issue. I find 2,000 verses in 
my bible about poor people," Wallis 
said in an interview with John Ka- 
sich. "Real solutions must transcend 
partisan politics." 

Assuming the human will can 
be mustered to feed the famished 
and political leaders can overcome 
their differences, the technology be- 
ing used right now to produce food 
on a large scale might be not com- 
pletely safe. 

Scientists are making advances 
in a field called biotechnology. Bio- 
technology allows farmers to clone 
hvestock and cross genes in plants 
to produce more food for people 

below the poverty line in develop- 
ing nations. The FDA announced 
that eating cloned meat is safe on 
December 28, 2006. Mark B. Mc- 
Clellan, Commissioner of Food and 
Drugs, agrees with the decision. 
"The Food and Drug Administra- 
tion is confident that the genetically 
engineered food products on the 
U.S. market today are as safe as their 
conventionally bred counterparts," 
McClellan said in an interview with 
FDA Consumer Magazine. 

Despite the benefits of bio- 
technology and its ability to feed 
millions of hungry people, there 
are possible drawbacks and criti- 
cisms. Insects that have eaten from 
genetically altered plants have died 
according to Gary Hennip by the 
Penn State Cooperative Extension 
Office. Some scientists worry that 
this may cause long term problems. 
Joseph Mendelson, legal director 
for the Center for Food Safety, is 
not ready to jump on the bandwag- 
on. "At the end of the day, FDA. 
is looking out for a few cloning 
companies and not for consumers," 
Mendelson said. 

Craig Williams of the Penn 
State Cooperative Extension Office 
thinks that apprehension about us- 
ing biotechnology is nothing more 
than an unwillingness to use the 

World Hunger Notes 

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. Accord- 
ing to, the world produces 17 percent more 
calories per person today than 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent 
population increase. That is enough to provide everyone in the 
world with 2,720 calories per person per day. 
Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. A lack of resources, 
unequal distribution in the world, conflict and hunger itself cause 
poverty. It is estimated that 798 million live with chronic hunger. 
Hunger is also a cause of poverty. Since it causes poor health, 
low levels of energy and even mental impairment, hunger can 
lead to greater poverty by reducing a person's ability to work. 


technology out of fear. "When peo- 
ple began artificially inseminating 
hvestock there were fears that eat- 
mg that meat would cause people to 
have 11 toes. We now know better. 
The food from genetically modified 
plants and animals is the same as 
the food from non-modified plants 
and animals," Williams said. 

Adam McCawley, a senior math 
major at Mansfield University, feels 
that the issue should be attacked 
now. "I don't believe that the people 
who suffer from hunger care wheth- 
er or not they are eating cloned meat 
and genetically enhanced com. If 
they do not get fed now, they will 

die. Why stall on something when 
we have seen no negative effects on 
humans," McCawley said. 

Unfortunately while the debate 
about using these modified foods 
goes on, people are still dying of hun- 
ger. Perhaps the advice of Jim Wallis 
can be put mto action and our lead- 
ers can attack the problem with a full 
head of steam rather than attacking 
each other. If one were to ask a parent 
of one of the 90 children who died 
in the time to read this article how he 
or she feels about biotechnology, one 
could safely assume that he or she 
would have given all of whatever they 
had to feed their child. 


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Flashlight - 7 

Review: New Modest Mouse album may surprise fans 


Flashlight Web Editor 
The newest album by Modest Mouse 
enhded "We Were Dead before the 
Ship Even Sank" may not be what 
you expect to hear. 

After releasing the album 
"Good News for People Who Love 
Bad News" in April of 2004 the 
band received critical acclaim and 
major mainstream populanty. This 
time around these Washington rock- 
ers are taking a different approach. 

Unlike their previous major 
label release, the new album takes 
the pop sensibility they had become 
known for in the last three years 
and turns it on its head. 

From start to finish the al- 
bum moves seamlessly from track 
to track and is filled with musical 
styling that one would only expect 
from a band like Modest Mouse. 

The record starts off with a 
bitter anthem entitled "March into 
the Sea" that shows they aren't pull- 
ing any punches with this release. 
The airy melodies are abrupdy cut 
short by lead singer 
wails of discontent. 

Immediately after "March into 
the Sea" the first single "Dash- 
board" kicks in with a flowing beat. 
This single is one of few songs 
that seem suitable for mainstream 
airplay. While this may not be the 
direction that diehard fans want the 
band to take, this song is destined 
to be a radio hit. 

Throughout the album there 
are several songs that standout 
among the crowd. One of which is 
"Parting of the Sensory." This song 
is one of the heavier songs among 
the bunch. It starts out with spacey 
melodies and calming vocals but 
then builds into a tnumphant finish 
and explodes like a time-bomb. 

Another memorable track is 
IC Little Motel" which is a more 
down-tempo song than most others 
on this release. This song's founda- 
tion lies within the strong guitar 
track. It builds into an atmospheric 
riff that transcends from vocal 
parts into an instrumental bridge 
and slowly fades to silence. 

Even though 'We Were Dead 
before the Ship Even Sank" may 
not be what newer fans of Modest 


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been more refined, his jitteriness has never run more rampant," about the 
new Modest Mouse album. 

Review: "Premonition" at times 
hard to follow; waste of money 


Flashlight Features Editor 
According to Webster's New World 
dictionary, a premonition is "a fore- 
warning." That is exactly what hap- 
pens to Sandra Bullock's character in 
her latest film, "Premonition." 

In the film, Bullock's character, 
Linda Quinn Hanson suddenly has 
a premonition that her husband dies 
in a car accident. What she doesn't 
know however, is if it is really going 
to happen, or if it is just a dream. 
Throughout the movie she is won- 
dering what is going on and some 
are calling her crazy. 

Overall, I found the movie 
pretty unimpressive. The whole 
time I was trying to figure out 
whether the movie was attempt- 
ing to be a horror film or whether 
it was attempting to be a psycho- 
logical thriller. At times the mov- 
ie had an eerie mood to it. There 
was a good bit of suspense, but 
I was constantly left wondering 
what was actually happening in 
the movie and what she knew 
was happening. 

I found the film kind of hard 
to follow and could not figure out 
where they were going with the ac- 
tion. It was one of those movies 
where I felt like it could have all 
been a dream. It seems there was 
quite a lot of symbolism in "Pre- 


Peter Travers, critic from "Rolling Stone," said, The real horror is watching 
Sandra Bullock drop her big Miss Congeniality smile to A-C-TI" 

ing once again. I was unsure how 
it tied the film together and what 
it meant. 

monition" that I just could not 
understand. The action happens 
slowly in the film, and for some of 
the events that happened, they left 
me wondering what their purpose 
was in the film. 

For me, the ending was the 
worst part of the film. It left me 
unfulfilled and kept me wonder- 

Overall, I would rate "Premo- 
nition" a 5 out of 10. The film isn't 
too exciting, and some of the acting 
is lackluster. The cinematography 
and parts of the story line make it 
somewhat worth seeing. 

8 -Flashlig ht 

In 1980 the BBC said that Big Ben would 
be turning to a digital readout in order to 
stay with the times. Many people listening 
to the BBC called in protesting the change. 
The BBC Japanese network also adver- 
tised that the first four callers could bid on 
the clock hands from Big Ben. 

In 1994 National Public Radio's "All Things 
Considered" program reported that corporate 
companies such as Pepsi would give teenag- 
ers a 10 percent discount in return to tattoo 
themself. The catch was that they would 
have to get a tattoo on their ear. Teenagers 

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In 1985 George Plimpton published an article 
in "Sports Illustrated" spotlighting a new rookie 
pitcher who was going to play for the Mets. The 
pitcher's name was Sidd Finch, and he could throw 
a baseball with pinpoint accuracy at 168 mph He 
mastered his "art of the pitch" in a Tibetan mones- 
tary under the guidance of "great poet-saint Lama 

In 1978, a barge entered Sydney Harbor, towing what 
appeared to be an iceberg. The iceberg had been ex- 
pected. Millionaire businessman Dick Smith had been 
promoting a scheme to tow an iceberg from Antarc- 
tica for a while. As the iceberg made its way into the 
harbor, it started to rain, exposing what used to make 
"the iceberg" - firefighting foam, shaving cream and 
white plastic sheets. 


1998 Burger King published an ad in "USA Today" 
touncing the addition of the left-handed whopper; 
designed for the 32-milIion left-handed Americans. 
The new Whopper had the same ingredients, only 
rotated 1 80 degrees for the left-handers. By the time 
Burger King issued a follow-up explaining the hoax, 
thousands had gone into the restaurants asking for the 

In 1984 the "Orlando Sentinel" published a story 
about the Tasmanian Mock Walrus that folks 
in Florida were adopting as pets. The creature 
would rid homes of cockroaches. It was said 
that many were being smuggled from Tasmania, 
and some were trying to breed them. Dozens of 
people reportedly called asking for them. The 
animal was completely fictitious. 

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In 1999 the Wall of Sound website said that 
Britney Spears was actuality 1 1 years older 
(28 instead of 17) than everyone believed. The 
report followed the release of a controversial 
cover of Spears on "Rolling Stone." They also 
said she was actually born Belinda Sue Spear- 
son. Hundreds of people reportedly called her 
record label wondering about her age 

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In 1974 residents of a community in Alaska 
were fearful when the dormant volcano, Mount 
Edgecumbe neighboring their area began to 
spew out black smoke. Many people left their 
homes scared. It turned out a man flew hun- 
reds of tires to the site and lit them on fire. 


April Fool's Day 

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i "beginning" to the holiday 
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tfere referred to as "fools" 

In 1998 the "New Mexicans for Science and Rea- 
son" newsletter said that Alabama state legislature 
voted to change the mathematical constant pi from 
3.14159 to the 'Biblical value' of 3.0. The article 
spread through email, and Alabama legislature be- 
gan receiving hundreds of phone calls from people 
protesting the legislation. 

In 1965 BBC had an interview with a professor who 
invented "smellovision " The technology allowed 
viewers to smell aromas in their home that were 
made in the television studio. The professor had a 
demonstration in the studio cutting up food. Several 
people called the studio saying they smelt it. How- 
ever, there was no actual "smellovision." People 
didn't actually smell anything 


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help people lose weight. The socks were a 
'FatSox" and were supposed to suck the fat out 
of sweating feet The invention said it would get 
rid of fat forever. After sweating in the socks, 
the user could wash them and wash the fat away. 

In 1957 the BBC show "Panorama" announced 
that due to a mild winter and the extermination of 
the spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were experi- 
encing an increase in their spaghetti crop. Footage 
included Swiss peasants pulling spaghetti strands 
from trees. Many viewers called in to find out how 
to grow their own spaghetti trees. 

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"from the editor' s desk 



Has entertainment taken over 
the news? 


en I was younger I 
remember watching 
the shows Dateline, 60 
Minutes and other news shows. 
Yes, I was a nerd - I loved the news 
and always knew that I wanted to 

be in the news business. 

I looked up to and admired the hosts of these shows. People like 
Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters, Mike Wallace and Stone Phillips. 

When I was younger, watching these shows, being a journalist 
seemed like such an important job. These people were providing the 
public across the country with important news that they need to know. 

I'm still an avid watcher of the news but nowadays when I turn 
on the television to catch Dateline I'm usually disappointed. Lately 
any episode I see of the show features Chris Hansen and the "To 
catch a predator," series. To me, this series doesn't qualify as news. It's 
more like shock and awe, just for the sake of gaining ratings. Sure it's 
entertaining to watch, more disturbing actually to think that there are 
actually people out there like that. People that will come to a house 
with condoms in their pockets and all the while they're waiting to meet 
a 13-year-old boy or girl. 

Maybe the show never changed from when I was a kid, perhaps 
it was always more entertainment based than news based and I was 
just too young to notice. After all, during the broadcast they always 
advertise the awards they win for news broadcasts - 1 feel like it should 
be news, not entertainment. 

I'm not even saying that what Dateline is doing isn't important. 
They have caught over 200 hundred potential child predators- but 
again, is it really Dateline's job to lure these criminals in, shouldn't that 
be left up to the police? 

Now Dateline not only has the "To Catch a Predator" series but 
the "To Catch an ID Thief and "To Catch a Con Man." All of these 
series are simply entertainment. To me, there is no aspect of hard news 
there. And it's not just Dateline that has fallen victim to this, for the 
past couple weeks CNN has been practically 24 hours of Anna Nicole 

Maybe I'm somewhat of a news snob just because I love it so 
much, maybe the rest of America is OK with simply being entertained 
and I'm the only one that has a problem with today's media- but I have 
a feeling I'm not. As corny as it may sound- we need to do something 
about it. Not only the future journalists, but everyone. We need to 
make it known that we don't just want to be entertained. We want 
to be informed, to be educated about what is going on in this world 
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1. What part of Rhode Island did 

D Matthews 

C. Onions 

Ted say he and Mary lived in? 

D. Tomatoes 

A. Cumberland 

5. What lie did Norm/Tucker tell 

B. Barnngton 

Mary about Pat? 

9. What show does Mary watch at 

C. Warwick 

A. He didn't like W arren 


D. Providence 

B. He was a murderer 

A. Jay Leno 

C. He was a stalker 

B. Dave Letterman 

2. What was Mary's old boyfriend's 

D. He wasn't really an architect 


A. White y 

6. What kind of dog was Puffy? 

B. Fonzie 

A. Beagle 

10. What is Mary's favorite football 

C. Woogie 

B. Chihuahua 


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C. Poodle 

A. Eagles 

B. 49 er's 

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C. Redskins 

buy for her at a baseball game? 

7. What show was Ted on after he 

D. Bears 

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stopped at the rest stop? 

B. Snow Cones and beer 

A. 60 Minutes 

11. WTiat show could Warren watch 

C. Lite beer 


all day? 

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C. Oprah 


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C. Cheers 

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Thursday.March 29, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 13 

On the Sidelines with Ryan Wyland: Pre-Season Ail-American out- 
fielder, infielder and pitcher for the Mountaineer baseball team 


Flashlight Copy Editor 
Ryan Wyland is the Ail-American 
baseball player for the Mountain- 
eers. He leads the team in at bats, 
runs, hits, doubles, triples and to- 
tal bases while holding a batting 
averageof .333. Last season for 
the Mountaineers he received sev- 
eral awards and was able to help 
Mansfield get back to the playoffs 
yet again. Wyland was able to talk 
to me about his experiences with 

Danelle Miller: What year are you 
and what is your major? 
Ryan Wyland: My major is Lib- 
eral Studies major with a minor 
in Psychology, Mathematics, 
and Philosophy. I am taking 
graduate classes in Instructional 

DM: Where is your hometown? 
RW: I am from Williamsport, PA. 

DM: What made you decide to at- 
tend Mansfield University? 
RW: After my sophomore year 
at Bloomsburg, there was a base- 
ball head coaching change, which 
made me consider other options. 

I chose Mansfield over the rest 
because MU has a tradition of a 
good winning baseball program 
and a lot of my former team- 
mates from the Williamsport area 
that played here influenced me to 
choose Mansfield. 

DM: When did you begin playing 

RW: I began playing tee-ball when 
I was 4 and have been playing base- 
ball ever since then. 

DM: What interested you in 

RW: A big influence was being 
around the baseball field when 
I was younger. My family had a 
huge role in why I became inter- 
ested in baseball because my older 
brother played and my dad was his 
coach, so I was always around the 
baseball fields. 

DM: What motivates you during 
the season? 

RW: My motivation stems from 
having a chance to play collegiate 
sports and being blessed with the 
ability to play, which a lot of peo- 
ple wish they had the opportunity 
to do. Looking at playing collegiate 

sports as a privilege because you 
never know when it's the last time 
you'll get to play, so give it your all 
every day that way you can't look 
back and say "What if. . ." The mo- 
tivation during the off season is 
definitely looking forward to the 
season and game day. 

DM: How do you prepare for a 

RW: I focus on the aspects of base- 
ball that you can control. "ACE"; 
your attitude, concentration and 
effort. All the other things just fall 
into place. 

DM: How do you think the team 
will do this season? 
RW: We will be competitive in 
conference play. The team will 
keep getting better as the year goes 
on and the younger guys will gain 
more experience. 

DM: What are some awards you 
have earned for baseball? 
RW: I would say my biggest ac- 
complishments include being 
All-Region the past 2 years, At- 
lantic Collegiate Baseball League 
Co-MVP, and ACBL All-Star 
Game MVP. 

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Senior Ryan Wyland may be the best all-around player the Moun- 
taineers have this season. Whether he is on the mound or at the 
plate, Wyland has been getting the job done. He will look to help 
Mansfiled get back to the playoffs once again. They are picked to 
finish third in the PSAC in the pre-season coaches poll. 

DM: What have you learned 
from baseball that you will take 
with you into the future? 
RW: The best things that base- 
ball teaches anyone are perse- 
verance, determination and re- 
silience because you fail more 
times than you succeed. 

DM: Do you have a coach that 
has helped you to become a bet- 
ter baseball player? 
RW: I have had many good 
coaches that have helped me 
with aspects of the game. Tim 
Fausnaught, former All-Ameri- 
can Mountaineer and my high 
school coach prepared me for 
college baseball in many ways 

and has been a positive influence on 
and off the field. 

DM: Do you have any profession- 
al baseball players that you look 
up to? 

RW: I look up to David Eckstein 
because he is an undersized 
player who does all the little 
things to make a huge impact 
for his team. 

DM: What is your favorite sport be- 
sides baseball? 
RW: College football. 

DM: Are you a part of any other 
athletic teams at Mansfield? 
RW: No. 

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Mansfield I 'nivcrsity 

Thursday, March 29, 2007 

Toby's two cents: Yankees will get best of Phillies in '07 
as Major League Baseball season prepares to get underway 


Flashlight Co-Sports Edtior 
The baseball season is finally here, 
with the first pitch of opening day 
coming on Sunday, April 1 when 
the Cardinals and Mets face off in 
a rematch of last year's National 
League Championship Series. If 
you're anything like me, you're 
twitching in anticipation of your 
team's first game. So how will your 
team do this year? Who will be this 
season's Florida Marlins and come 
up from the depths of small-market 
hell to threaten the big dogs? Who 
will be this year's Francisco Liriano, 
Jonathan Paplebon and Justin Ver- 
lander? Most importantly, who will 
be this year s St. Louis Cardinals. 

In the AL East, I like the Yan- 
kees. Once again the bullies from 
the Bronx watched last year's solid 
regular season go to waste after 
spending an outrageous amount of 
money in the off-season. I actually 
like what they did this off-season, 
getting rid of clubhouse poisons like 
Gary Sheffield and Randy Johnson 
while keeping the core of the team 
intact. They will face tough compe- 
tition from the pitching loaded Red 
Sox, and will get a scare from the 
dangerous Blue Jays, but in the end 
the Yankees are the most balanced 
team in the division and should find 
themselves on top. 

The AL Central is far and away 
baseball s toughest, most competi- 
tive division, even with the Royals 
presiding in the basement annually. 
The Twins came out of nowhere 
in the second half of last season to 
overtake the Tigers for the crown. 
All the Tigers did was add pieces to 
a solid young foundation while the 
Twins lost two key cogs in their ro- 
tation. Meanwhile the Indians and 
White Sox look like they'll be in the 
mix, while the Royals will be more 
competitive this year than they have 
been so far this millennium. In the 
end, it will be the Tigers, followed 
closely by the Twins and Indians, 
while the White Sox continue to 
fade. The Royals... well I said they 
would be competitive, not good. 

The AL West has been a two 
team division for the past six or 
seven years. When September rolls 
around, it always seems like the An- 
gels and Athletics are competing for 
first, while the Rangers and Mari- 

ners try to lock down last place. I 
think the Rangers and Mariners 
have closed the gap a little, but still 
don't have the pitching to compete 
with the other two teams. Expect 
the Angels to lead the division for 
a large portion of the season, until 
Oakland makes their annual Au- 
gust and September charge for the 
postseason, but this year the charge 
won't be enough. The Angels, with 
a deep lineup and rotation, should 
hold onto the A.L. West crown. 

In the NL East, the Atlanta 
Braves had their unprecedented 
run of sixteen straight division titles 
snapped by the Mets last year. New 
York used a potent offense to pick 
up the slack of an inconsistent and 
often injured pitching staff, while 
Atlanta's youth showed in the form 
of a sub-. 500 finish. So which team 
will win the division this year? How 
about neither? The Philadelphia 
Phillies finally appear poised to 
pounce on a division title. Jimmy 
Rollins, Ryan Howard and Chase 
Utley form one of the most po- 
tent one-two-three punches in the 
league. These three players, along 
with a solid full season from Cole 
Hammels, should provide the Phils 
with their first trip to the postseason 
since 1992. 

Much like the AL Central, the 
NL Central should be competitive 
from top to bottom, but more be- 
cause the teams that reside in the 
division are more mediocre than 
good. The Cubs went out and spent 
enough money to buy a third world 
country to acquire Alfonso Soriano 
and other players. With Carlos Zam- 
brano at the front of the rotation the 
Cubs should have a legitimate shot 
at making the playoffs and com- 
peting in a weak National League. 
However, I can't pick against last 
year's World Series Champions, the 
St. Louis Cardinals. Until someone 
dethrones them, they hold the title 
of the best team in baseball. Keep an 
eye on everyone in this division, as 
it wouldn't surprise me if the Reds, 
Astros, Pirates or Brewers took first 
place either. 

In the West, I expect the Dodg- 
ers to harness all of their young hit- 
ting and turn it into a division title. 
As usual, the Padres will be right in 
the mix. I also expect the Rockies to 
maintain the pace that they kept up 

for the majority of the season last 
year for all 162 games this year. If 
the Rockies can get enough pitch- 
ing out of guys like Jeff Francis, 
then they should sneak up on a lot 
of people. But when all is said and 
done, bet on the Dodgers squeaking 
by with a division tide. 

In the American League play- 
offs, the Yankees and Tigers will 
meet for a trip to the World Series, 
with the Yanks coming out on top. 
The Phillies will take down their 
division rivals the Mets to officially 
diagnose themselves with "October 
Fever." And when all is said and 
done, the Yankees keep a tide out of 
Philadelphia yet again with a series 
win in six (provided their pitching 
stays healthy). 

The biggest surprise this year 
should be the Pittsburgh Pirates. I 
see a lot of similarities between this 
year's Pirates team and last year's 
Brewers team, who stayed alive in the 
playoff hunt until near the end of the 
year. The Pirates have a good mix of 
guys in their lineup that can hit for 
average, poewr and speed, while their 
pitching is as deep as any rotation in 
baseball. The question for the Pirates 
isn't the talent, but rather the youth. 
They're still a year away from being a 
true playoff team. 

As a disclaimer, I would like to 
remind everyone that baseball sea- 
son is 1 62 games long, and is about 
as predictable as a blind bus driver. 
However, I would like everyone to 
sit back, relax, and enjoy a fantastic 
five months of baseball. This season 
looks to be as fun as any other. 

AL East: 

1) New York Yankees 

2) Boston Red Sox 

3) Toronto Blue Jays 

4) Tampa Bay Devil Rays 

5) Baltimore Orioles 

AL Central: 

1 ) Detroit Tigers 

2) Minnesota Twins 

3) Cleveland Indians 

4) Chicago White Sox 

5) Kansas City Royals 


1) Anaheim Angels 

2) Oakland Athletics 

3) Seatde Mariners 

4) Texas Rangers 

NL East: 

1) Philadelphia Phillies 

2) New York Mets 

3) Atlanta Braves 

4) Florida Marlins 

5) Washington Nationals 

NL Central: 

1 ) St. Louis Cardinals 

2) Chicago Cubs 

3) Milwaukee Brewers 

4) Houston Astros 

5) Pittsburgh Pirates 

6) Cincinnati Reds 


1) Los Angeles Angels 

2) Colorado Rockies 

3) San Diego Padres 

4) Arizona Diamondbacks 



Phillies over Cardinals, Mets over 


Yankees over Tigers 

Phillies over Mets 

World Series: 
Yankees over Phillies 

AL MVP: Derek Jeter 

NL MVP: Jose Reyes 

AL Cy Young: Johan Santana 

NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy 

AL R.O.Y.: Alex Gordon 

NL R.O.Y.: Stephen Drew 

AL Surprise: Minnesota Twins 

NL Surprise: Pittsburgh Pirates 

AL Manager: Ron Gardenhire 

NL Manager: Charlie Manuel 



While Randy Johnson isn't around for Joe Torre to kiss anymore, the 
Yankee manager will have plenty of other Yankees to embrace after his 
team raises another banner for the 2007 season. New York hasn't won a 
World Series since 2000, but getting rid of guys like Johnson and Gary 
Sheffield while keeping the rest of the team intact should lead to greener 
pastures this year. If Alex Rodriguez can get his act together, both per- 
sonally and professionally, nobody will be able to stop the Yankees. 

Thursday, March 29, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 15 

Mountaineer Winter Sports Award Winners Announced 

Jess Uhrich and Dave Sanford named athletes of the season 

Jessica Uhrich and Dave San- 
ford were named the Mansfield 
University Winter Athletes of 
the Year at the annual win- 
ter sports banquet Wednesday 
evening. Women's basketball, 
men's basketball, cheerlead- 
ing, swimming and indoor 
track and field all gave out 
awards at the banquet. 

It was no surprise when Jes- 
sica Uhrich was announced as 
the female Athlete of the Year. 
The senior standout finished her 
inspiring career by leading the 
Mountaineer women into the 
playoffs two consecutive sea- 
sons and starting in her final 81 
straight games. 

Ullrich became the first 
Mountaineer woman to lead 
the PSAC in scoring and re- 
bounding while setting the new 
single season mark for points 
with 508, the only Mountaineer 
woman to ever score over 500 
points in a season. 

She was named the PSAC 
East Player of the Week three 
times during the season setting 
a new Mountaineer record with 
eight Player of the Week honors. 
Uhrich earned her second straight 
All-PSAC First team honor this 
season and followed that up by 
being named the PSAC East 

Player of the Year. 

The senior captain leaves 
Mansfield ranked in the top 
twelve in nearly every statisti- 
cal category including third in 
rebounds (866), fourth in points 
(1241), fifth in blocked shots 
(78), 10th in assists (220) and 
12th in steals (145). 

Dave Sanford transferred to 
Mansfield at the start of the fall 
season and has been turning heads 
ever since. Sanford shocked the 
PSAC with his drastic improve- 
ments in the 800 meter run this 
year dropping nearly six seconds 
off his previous indoor best. 

Sanford began the season by 
helping the Mountaineer 4x800 re- 
lay team set a new school record and 
followed that up by shattering Chris 
Cummings' 800 meter record. 

Sanford once again turned 
heads when he lowered his re- 
cord even further to a 1:53.97, a 
time fast enough to place him on 
the NCAA Division II provisional 
qualifier list. 

Sanford took the 1000 meter 
championship at the CTC meet this 
year with another school record 
performance and led off the dis- 
tance medley relay team that set a 
new school record and hit a NCAA 
provisional mark. 

He capped off his 

with a heroic performance at the 
PSAC Championships when he 
was stepped on and lost one shoe 
just 100 meters into the race. 
Sanford ran 700 meters with one 
shoe and managed to hold off the 
entire field with the exception 
of Sean Strauman (finished 2nd 
at Nationals) of IUP. His efforts 
earned him All-PSAC honors. 
Ultimately, Sanford missed qual- 
ifying for the National Champi- 
onships by just 0.8 seconds. 

Prior to the announce- 
ment of the Athlete of the Year 
honors, all the winter sports 
coaches handed out Most Im- 
proved Player and Most Valu- 
able Player Awards. 

To no surprise, Sanford 
took home the MVP for men's 
track and field. The MIP award 
went to freshman Mike Gray 
who surprised even himself this 
winter when he equaled his high 
school best with the college shot 
put. Gray looks even more im- 
pressive this outdoor season al- 
ready setting a school record in 
the discus and a personal best in 
the shot put. 

On the women's side, Nicole 
Darin was announced as the MVP 
for the indoor season. Dann was 
the leader on and off the track 
for the 

shown in her performance at the 
CTC meet where she won the 800, 
1000, and mile before anchoring 
the 4x400 relay team. Dann earned 
All-PSAC honors in the 800. The 
MIP award went to freshman Ka- 
tie Foster (Elmira, NY/Elmira 
Southside) who tackled the task of 
the multi-event athlete this season. 
Foster improved in all her events 
this season and ended up scor- 
ing points in the pentathlon at the 
PSAC Championships. 

Abbe Tipton took home the 
MVP honors for the swim team af- 
ter leading the Mountaineer wom- 
en's performances at the PSAC 
Championships this season. Tipton, 
the leading Mountie backstroker 
for the past four seasons finished 
seventh at the PSAC Champion- 
ships in the 100 backstroke. Fresh- 
man Sarah Koontz was honored 
with the MIP award after improv- 
ing an impressive three seconds in 
the 50 free and four seconds in the 
100 free. Koontz joined the Mount- 
ie swim team as a relay member at 
the PSAC Championships. 

Dr. Maris humored the crowd 
while reminding everyone m atten- 
dance of how special the student' in 
'student athlete' is. Maris, the head 
coach of the Cheerieading team, an- 
nounced Ashley Spencer as the MVP 
of this winter's cheerieading squad. 

To no surprise, Jessica 
Uhrich was named the MVP of 
the women's basketball season. 
The MIP award went to Clarissa 
Correll. Correll worked hard in 
the off-season to improve all fac- 
ets of her game and moved into 
the starting lineup throughout 
the season. Her speedy and tight 
defensive play was crucial to the 
Mountaineers success. 

The men's basketball MVP 
was given to John Hampton 
after Hampton ranked in the 
top 1 5 in the PSAC in scoring, 
steals, assists, free throw per- 
centage and 3 -point percentage. 
Hampton finished the season 
with 387 points averaging 14.9 
points per game. The MIP award 
was given to Kevin Hill. The 
hometown junior moved into 
the starting lineup this season 
starting in all but one game. Hill 
knocked down an impressive 
90 3 -pointers this season rank- 
ing him third in school history 
for 3's in a season. Hill led the 
PSAC in 3-pointers made and 3- 
point percentage. 

All seniors were honored 
throughout the evening by the 
coaches and by the athletics ad- 

Boxing Sends three to nationals: Phifer, Hill and Ligon punch 

tickets to Reno. Nevada next month for the national tournament 

Phifer tried to work his reach to his either way," Coach Gillespie said, 
advantage, but the 240 pounder Roi Ligon finished in third place 

Flashlight Writer 
The Mansfield University boxing 
team went to the regional tourna- 
ment at Army this past weekend 
and had an impressive showing. 
The team picked up two seconds 
place finishes a third and fourth 
place finish. The second place fin- 
ishers automatically qualify for the 
National tournament in Reno, Ne- 
vada on April 12, 13 and 14. The 
third place finisher could be invited 
to Nationals depending on how the 
fight went and how many boxers are 
in that particular weight class. 

Chris Phifer and Jarrell Hill both 
finished in second place in their 
weight class. In the second round 
of his semi-final fight, Phifer TKO'd 
his opponent from Lock Haven. In 
the finals, Phifer fought the defend- 
ing national champion from Army. 

from Army was too much. Phfier 
came into the fight weighing in 
at 205 pounds, making that a 35 
pound weight differential. 

"Chris fought a good fight, but 
he couldn't come up with the win," 
coach Richard Gillespie said. "They 
are good friends and even posed for 
a picture after the fight. He fought 
a good fighter and hopefully we can 
see him again in nationals," 

Hill had a bye into the finals 
because he was voted the number 
one seed in his weight class by the 
coaches. Hill's opponent was from 
Lock Haven and they have fought 
against each other before with each 
opponent coming out on top on 
separate occasions. Hill lost this 
fight by split decision. "It was a tre- 
mendous fight, it could have gone 

in his weight class. Ligon just 
found out that he will be attending 
nationals as well. Ligon had one 
fight over the weekend and lost in 
a split decision. 

Ligon was also on the short end 
of the stick in another fight, coming 
up just short. This fight came down 
to a split decision as well, with Li- 
gon coming out on the losing end 
once again. 

Dan Lawrence came in fourth 
place in the tournament but did not 
qualify for nationals. "Dan fought 
beautifully. It was hard to believe 
he lost. These were the best fights 
he has fought since he has been her 
with me at Mansfield University" 
Coach Gillespie said. 

Gillespie was also proud of how 
hard his whole team has worked all 

season. "We have to work on our 
conditioning a little bit. We don't 
have the resources that some of 
these other schools have. We have 
to keep getting better and we know 
we can do it," Coach Gillespie said. 

Money to travel to Reno, Ne- 
vada will be provided by the Re- 
gional Boxing Association. There is 
still a portion that the figthers will 
have pay on their own as well. 

Mansfield was the smallest school 
at the tournament that included 
Army, Lock Haven, the Coast 
Guard, Merchant Marines, Ship- 
pensburg, Maryland and VMI. 

Going into Nationals Army 
and Lock Haven are the early 
favorites out of the east region. 
Mansfield will be competing with 
the best collegiate boxers in the 
entire country. 


Mansfield sophomore Jarrell Hill 
fought valiantly, but lost his fight to 
a tough opponent by split decision 

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Volume 89, Issue 8 

Thursday, March 29, 2007 

Softball finishes weekend with split decisions at West Virginia 

Wesleyan Tournament: Shelly Forsburg picks up her third win of the season 


Flashlight Wrtier 
The Mansfield University softball 
team got off to a slow start this 
weekend by losing two games on 
Saturday but picked it up on Sun- 
day by winning one out of two. 

In their first game, Mansfield got 
off to a good start against West Vir- 
ginia Wesleyan scoring two runs in 
the top of the first inning. Jen Stein 
and Kristina Poore delivered run 
scoring hits, giving the Mountain- 
eers the early lead. 

Those, however, were the only 
runs Mansfield was able to get 
throughout the whole game, as they 
were held to three hits in the game. 
West Virginia Wesleyan got on the 
board in the second inning with one 
run and took control of the game 
with a three run third inning. West 
Virginia Wesleyan put the game 
away with five runs in the fifth in- 
ning and three more in the sixth in- 
ning to close out the scoring. Mi- 
chelle Forsburg took the loss for the 

Mountaineers dropping her record 
to 2-5 on the season. Mansfield fell 
to 2-10 overall on the season. 

Next up for the Mountaineers 
was the 22nd ranked University of 
South Carolina-Upstate. Upstate 
started quick as they got two runs 
in the first inning. They would 
stretch the lead to 9-0 invoking 
the mercy rule after five innings. 
Upstate pitcher Brittany Rice 
threw a no-hitter as Mansfield fell 
to 2-11 on the season. This was 
Upstate's 38th game of the sea- 
son while it was Mansfield's 13th 
game of the season. 

Sunday started out much better 
for the team as they beat Shepherd 
College 6-5 in eight innings. Kris- 
tina Poore hit an RBI single to score 
Jessica Christ to cap off a rally which 
saw Mansfield score four runs in the 
fifth inning to erase a 3-0 deficit. 
Christ would lead the Mountain- 
eers with a double and a home run, 
her first of the season. Michelle 
Forsburg went the distance to pick 

up her third win of the season and 
improve the Mountaineers record 
overall to 3-1 1. 

Next up for the lady Moun- 
taineers was Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania. The game got off to 
a great start as Shana Markwis lead 
off the game with a Home run to 
give the Mountaineers the quick 1- 
lead. IUP tied the score in the 
second inning and that was all of 
the scoring until IUP pushed across 
the winning run in the eighth in- 
ning. Whitney Brown took the 
loss and fell to 0-4 on the season 
as Mansfield dropped to 3-12 on 
the season. 

The Mountaineers will begin 
PSAC play on Saturday, Mar. 31 
with a doubleheader as they host 
the Millersville Marauders at 1 
p.m. at Helen Lutes field. They will 
then hit the road to play the East 
Stroudsburg Warriors on Wednes- 
day, April 4. 


Junior Jessica Christ scored the game winning run in the victory over 
Shepherd College. Appearing in all 15 games, this season, Christ is 
leads the team in runs batted in with six. She is also second on the 
team in batting average at .364. 

Mar. 25 



Baseball: 1 p.m. @ 
Lock Haven 





Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs. West Chester 


Baseball: 1 p.m @ West 

Softball: 1 p.m. vs. Mill- 

April 1 

Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs Shippensburg 


Baseball: 1 p.m. vs 


Softball: 2 p.m. @ 
East Stroudsburg 



Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs Millersville 

Softball: 2 p.m. vs 
Bloom sburg 


Baseball: 1 p.m. @ West 

Softball: 1 p.m. vs 

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Alien leader: "First Butler, then... THE WORLD!" 


Trashlight News Goddess 
Mansfield University is being invaded by 
aliens and many students have already been 
abducted and brainwashed. 

Butler was the first building to be at- 
tacked by tiny green aliens. OrT campus visi- 
tors noticed students acting strangely. These 
strange behaviors include running around 
in circles and flapping ones arms, shooting 
flames out of eyes and studying. 

Trumpet major Dan Foster was spotted 
skipping down the halls of Butler singing his 
new hit, "Sexy Never Left" at the top of his 
lungs. "I feel these strange sensations and 
I just gotta dance and sing," Foster said. "I 
just can't help myself. Its like I'm being con- 
trolled by a strange, tiny, little man." 

Senior Trevor Roberts, who is currendy 
doing an internship elsewhere, recently vis- 
ited campus and was invaded by an alien Carrie Goodyear, junior public relations ma- 
identity known only as Blob. He finds that odd jor, has been spotted climbing the sides of build- 
phrases escape from his mouth in the middle ings and jumping across rooftops screaming "I 
of sentences. "I just don't understand eat grass a m super woman!" 

what's going on here," Roberts said. I just want "We are going to take over the world," Good- 

this little dude pretty birdie to leave me alone year said. "The alien dudette inside my head has 
once and girls have cooties for all." 

Psychics bring message of doom to students 


Carrie Goodyear, while appearing unassuming in real 
life, is actually the leader of the first wave of aliens set 
to take over the world. 

empowered me as a woman and I am going to 
be ruler of the new world next week. I will also 
own many Prada shoes. Plans are now under- 
way for a total invasion of Mansfield University 

Faculty members are not safe from this 
extraterrestrial invasion. Dr. Michael Galloway 
was invaded by the alien known as The Great 
Trumpet God. "I will discipline the world 
through great instruction in music," Galloway 
said. "Trumpet playing will be essential for life 
and those who do not practice at least two hours 
a day will not likely survive." 

An alien hunter, known simply as the great 
and powerful O, is stalking the night in search 
of these tiny invaders. O's only weapon is a sin- 
gle baseball bat. "This is the big stick of terror," 
O said. "Aliens will fear my wrath!" 

O's partner in crime is Fernando, the ghost 
of Butler. "I decided to join the alien hunt be- 
cause I am sick of the late night screeching that 
this character Dan Foster calls singing," Fernando 
said. "The terror just has to stop." 

War against the aliens begins Friday. All stu- 
dents free of alien identities are encouraged to 
join the O Warriors in the great fight. 


El Trashlighto del featuro 
de editoro 
For some the psychic fair brought 
them good feelings after asking 
questions about their future job suc- 
cess or what they would be doing in 
1 years. For others their crystal ball 
reading brought them to tears. 

Senior Toby Motyka nearly 
had a nervous breakdown after the 
psychic told him his future. "She 
told me I'd die within 100 years," 
Motyka said. "I went nuts, to think 
that your future can end so quick- 
ly and someone can see that just 
blows my mind." 

A psychic by definition is 
someone who is "sensitive to forces 
beyond the physical world." They 
are people who can sense things that 
others cannot. However, most psy- 
chics are usually sensitive to a per- 

son's feelings and do not tell them 
their grave endings. Donna Doodoo 
gave Motyka his reading that day 
and said sometimes you just need 
to tell a person what they want to 

"The truth hurts," Doodoo said. 
"I make it a point to tell my clients 
what they need to hear whether that 
be that one day they will need Vi- 
agra, or that they will die within the 
next 100 years." 

Knowing that his future could 
come to a close any day within the 
next 100 years, Motyka did what 
any person would in that position. 
He started giving away his most 
prized possessions. 

First on his list was his highly 
extensive "Baby-sitter's Club" book 
collection. "I have been a fan of this 
series for as long as I can remember, 
Motyka said. "That girl knows how 

to write a book." 

After tearing apart his apart- 
ment and giving away a countless 
number of Ken dolls, Motyka came 
across his most 

I went nuts. 


-Toby Motyka, 
Mansfield Senior 

prized posses- 
sion yet: his 
Chris Weinke 
rookie card. 

didn't realize 
how serious 
things were 
until he knew 
he had to give 
up Weinke. It 
was like a sur- 
real nightmare 
for him. 

"Seeing Weinke in that Pan- 
thers jersey and knowing he'll 
never be with me again I lost it," would be doing a good deed.' 

The weird thing is that Mo- 
tyka isn't a Weinke fan at all. He is 
just keeping the card for it's mon- 
etary value. He believes it will rise 
high in value in 
the future. 

As a true 
Motyka did what 
any rational per- 
son would in 
this situation. He 
donated it to the 
Boys and Girls 
Club of Ameri- 
ca. It was a great 
charitable write- 
off for him. 
"I figured if I could buy some- 
one a few pens for their education 
with the value of the card then I 

4- Trashlight 

April Fool's day pa- 
rade celebrates non- 
fools at Mansfield 

Loeschke "Proud to reign 
over a foolless school" 


The creature that lives in the heard of the, faculty adviser 
"No Fools at Our School" is the theme of this years April 
Fool's Day parade. 

Dr. Maravene Loeschke, Mansfield University's newly 
inaugurated president will be the grand marshal of this year's 
celebration. "I love the theme," Loeschke said. "I'm proud to 
reign over a foolless school." 

The Pride of Pennsylvania, Mansfield University's award 
winning marching band will lead parade through downtown 
Mansfield Sunday at 3 p.m. This is Dr. Adam Brennan's 19th 
April Fool's Parade. "This time I hope the band isn't the only 
one to show up," Brennan said. "You know the old saying, 
"Fool me eighteen times, shame on you. Fool me nineteen 
times, shame on me." Brennan has dragged the band to 
Smythe Park 18 years in a row only to learn that there is no 
parade. It's an April Fool's trick. 

"Not this year," Brennan said. "We have a new president. 
She has assured me that there is going to be a parade." 

"I don't believe in April Fools jokes," Loeschke said. 
"They're cruel and a waste of time and money. 

Loeschke has been working tirelessly to encourage sorori 
ties and fraternities to join the fun. Lindsey Bailey, president 
of Iwanna Feelya Puhls, has her nurses' float ready. "I'd tell 
you what it looks like, but then I'd have to kill you, and I'd 
hate to do that because nurses are dedicated to saving human 
lives," Bailey said. 

Cindy Kerr modeled one of the registrar's office s togas. 
Kerr grew up in Mansfield and has never missed an April 
Fool's Day parade. "We're wearing togas this year because 
the ancient Greeks were so smart," Kerr said. "The Greeks 
invented the calendar then changed. When the calendar 
changed 500 years ago, the Greeks were the only ones who 
were never fooled." The registrants will be hauling Registrar 
Lori Cass down Main Street in a sedan chair. 

In keeping with the theme of the parade, no pranks 
or jokes are allowed in Mansfield before the parade begins. 
"It's my responsibility to enforce the ordinance," Chief of 
Police Paul Shaw said. "Last year there were more Whoopie 
Cushions and squirting flowers than I could count before the 
parade. This year I asked the town council to make all that 
stuff illegal before the parade." 

"Can't be having any Whoopie Cushions going off in 
church," Mayor Tom Wiebowski said. 

The parade begins at 1:17 p.m. "I chose 1:17 p.m. 
because that's when the bottle of campaign was smashed 
on the corner stone of North Hall 150 years ago this June," 
Loeschke said. "Towns are built on tradition. 1:17 p.m. will 
be ours." 

Though no bottles of campaign will be broken on Dr. 
Loeschke s bow, she hopes that there will be a big crowd. "It 
will be the perfect way to end my inaugural week," Loeschke 
said. "No fooling. I hope lots of people come to the parade." 

Mnisfiled Youmvensty 

Police Beat 

* • 

INDECENT EXPOSURE- Dentyne Miller, 18, was arrested for indecent expo- 
sure in a public area. Miller was spotted streaking across several pickup basket- 
ball games in Kelchner Fitness Center last Friday around 8 p.m. Miller is being 
held on $50,000 bail at the Tioga County Correctional Facility. 

ATTEMPTED THEFT- Auntie Andy 0, 22, was arrested by Mansfield Police 
after holding up the registers at Lower Manser Dining Area, demanding flex dol- 
lars. When told that flex dollars were put directly onto cards, and there was no 
hard currency involved, he fled south into the South Hall construction site. He is 
being held on $12 million bail at the federal prison facility at Lewisburg. 

ASSAULT- Meeshell Scandalandis, 22, of Cedarcrest, was taken into custody by 
Pennsylvania State Troopers for tackling several beefy and tough-like individu- 
als randomly on campus. The 5'2 and 3/4", 110 pound woman allegedly toppled 
several of the university's larger male athletes with a single blind-side tackle. 
Scandalandis was released by police, after guards were unable to stop her, and 
they were hardly able to contain her. 

ATTEMPTED LARCENY- Carrie Really Really Badyear, 20, fled police after she 
attempted to steal the clock from the main lobby at North Hall Library. Really 
Really Badyear was seen bringing several instruments of destruction and trans- 
port to the North Hall vicinity. After several attempts to remove the clock from 
its moorings, she fled as campus police responded. Anyone with information on 
the whereabouts of Really Really Badyear is urged to contact campus police for a 
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Thursday, March 31, 2007 

Manisfiled Youniversity 

On the Byline with Joe Seroski: Flashlight features 
stud and athlete extraordinare 

Flashlight- 78 

Trashlight Sex Symbol 
In case you have been living under 
a rock for the past two years, you 
haven't noticed the man they call 
Joseph "King Pin" Seroski. In his 
tenure at Mansfield University 
Seroski has become the toughest 
editor on campus. Whether he is 
editing articles or playing squash, 
"King Pin" is dominating the play- 
ing field. 

Carlos the Man: Where are you 

King Pin: Does it matter? 

CM:What is your major? 

KP: Kicking a## and taking names 

CM: When did you first realize 
that you were destined to be an 

KP:When I was born, my mothers 
womb bled red ink. 

CM: What motivates you during 
the season? 

KP: The destiny to be the best ever. 

CM: What made you decide to 
attend Mansfield University? 

KP: They were the only school that 
didn't test for steroids, so I knew I 
was a shoe in. 

CM: How do you prepare yourself 
for every issue: 

KP: Sleep five hours, eat three raw 
eggs and lift three pounds 1900 
times with my wrists. 

CM: How do you feel about your 

KP: I eat my competition for 
BRUNCH!! Competition doesn't 
exist in my vocabulary. 

CM: Do you have somebody who 
you look up to? 
KP: Well other than myself, I 
would have to say Emilio Estevez. 
He was just brilliant in the mighty 
ducks trilogy. 

CM:What are some awards you 
have earned? 

KP: Other than my usual oscars 
and Nobel prizes there is the Great- 
ness Award! 

CM: The Greatness Award? 

KP: Yea, the Greatness award don't 

ask me again. I won it and I earned 


CM: Is there any quotes you live 

KP: I ate his liver with farver beans 
and a bottle of keyonte. 

CM:Are you a part of any other 
athletic teams? 

KP: The TV club, ETNW 59.8 
The Little Person (it's the radio sta- 
tion) and I an captain of the squash 

CM: The squash club? 
KP: Yea there's a squash club, and 
I am the captain of it, stop making 
me repeat myself. 

CM: Any movies that you particu- 
larly enjoy? 

KP; Well I am a personal fan of 
that independent movie that came 
out last December, I believe it was 
entitled "Beer Pong: The Quest" 

CM: Really, I heard that movie 
was amazing and the actors were 
outstanding, would you agree? 
KP: Oh my heavens it took my 
breathe away. It is up there with 
such great movies "Gone with the 


Joe Seroski is the man on the campus of Mansfield University that 
nobody wants a piece of. He is being proclaimed as the toughest 
features editor in history. No matter what organization he is a part he 
is the man with that nobody can touch and nobody has. 

Wind' and "The Godfather". Truly, 
it was a work of an. 

Mansfield student stars in next film in "Rocky" series 


Trashlight Desperado 
After starring in several small class 
film projects including the cnrically 
acclaimed short film "Beer Pong: 
The Quest," Mansfield University's 
Carl Frederick finally got his big 
break in acting. 

MGM Studios announced 
Frederick would star as Rocky 
Balboa's nval in the next "Rocky" 
film in the series, "Rocky Goes to 
Space." Frederick plays John "The 
Big Cobra" Snake, a boxer rising 
quickly in the boxing ranks who 
challenges Balboa to have the first 
fight ever in space. Balboa, who has 
been retired for 10 years, is very 
reluctant about fighting "The Big 
Cobra" at first. But, going against 
his doctor's and family's orders, can 
never turn down a challenge. 

Frederick had an extremely 
competitive casting audition, 
beating out three other people in 
the auditions. Training for the part 
was extensive and grueling for 

Frederick. The producers asked him 
to be in ptimo shape for this part. 

"I had to eat 15 raw eggs a 
day and do a 1000 push-ups and 
sit-ups," Fredenck said. "It was the 
best experience of my life." 

Producers wanted to dye his 
hair blonde for the part because 
they hate his dark hair color. 
However, after Fredenck refused, 
producers felt he was such an asset 
to the film they had no choice but 
to keep him. 

"The chicks love my hair," 
Fredenck said. 'If I lose my hair, I lose 
the chicks and that can't happen." 

Fredenck got his big break 
when producers for the new 
"Rocky" film saw his performance 
in the short-film, "Beer Pong: The 
Quest." Critics said it was an amazing 
performance from the starting out 
actor. Fredenck wrote and directed 
the film along with classmates Joe 
Seroski and Toby Motyka. Seroski 
remembers Fredenck's performance 
very fondly. 

"My face melted when I first 
saw him on screen," Seroski said. 
"He was a person who could make 
you laugh one minute and weep the 
next. The kid is amazing." 

Motyka had similar comments 
regarding his expenence working 
with Fredenck. 

"When they said I would be 
working with him I almost fainted. 
I never felt worthy of his greatness 
during the whole rime filming," 
Motyka said. 

Fredenck's nextfilm appearances 
include "White Snake Moan" and 
"Newspapers on a Plane." 

After Stallone refused to play 
Rocky, producers had to get the 
closest look-a-like to Stallone they 
could. That is why they chose 
Jackie Chan to play the buff boxer. 
Although Chan has no expenence 
playing boxers on the big screen, he 
knows quite a bit about martial arts. 

'It's not gonna be a 'Rumble in 
the Bronx' this rime, its gonna be a 
rumble in space!" Chan said. 


Carl Frederick had a strict diet to follow while he was training for his 
part. Producers told him he couldn't eat any lettuce, vegetables, or fruit. 
The only drink he was allowed to consume was pure Salmon oil. 



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❖ VOLUME 3.14 ISSUE ?? ❖ 

Mansfield's "Golden Boy" accepts position of waterboy at Duke 

Toby Motyka's dream turns out to be Carl Frederick's worst nightmare 


Trashlight Sloppy Editor 
Toby Moryka, the Flashlight co- 
sports editor, has recently been ac- 
cepted into Duke University as the 
walk-on water boy for the Men's 
Basketball team. 

Motyka is a closet Duke fan 
who came out just the other day 
after receiving an acceptance letter 
into their graduate school program. 
"I've always loved Duke, but I de- 
nied it because Carl Frederick, my 
co-editor, would make fun of me," 
Motyka said. 

Since he was 5 years old, Mo- 
tyka enjoyed watching Duke Bas- 
ketball. His dream to become their 
water boy began when he saw the 
water boy on television interacting 
with the players. "I couldn't believe 
how cool the guys seemed on TV 
and I wanted to join the team," 
Motyka said. 

Tragically, he got into a fight 
with his older sister not long after 
viewing that game. "She kicked me 
in my knee, hard. I haven't been 
able to run right since," Motyka 

said. "Yeah I'm sorry I kicked him," 
Toby's sister said. "But it worked 
out for him, didn't it?" 

His dreams then turned to be- 
coming the water boy. "It was the 
next best thing. I'm honored that 
I was chosen to be their water boy. 
Maybe someday, I'll be promoted to 
towel boy, but that's just a dream." 

"I'm so proud of my baby," 
Toby's mother said. "He's going to 
be the best water boy Duke has ever 
seen. I can just see him now, get- 
ting awards for distributing water 
so quickly. He's always been athletic 
like that." 

"I wish I could have been the 
water boy when JJ Redick was there. 
He's my hero," Motyka said. "My 
favorite game was the Duke versus 
Maryland game at Duke last year. 
When JJ began running, I knew 
something big was going to happen 
and he dunked it!" 

Motyka then became sad, but 
fought back the tears. "I'm still bro- 
ken up about Duke's loss to Virginia 
Commonwealth in the first round. I 
was so upset, and still am." A single 

tear fell down his cheek. He sniffled, 
"Duke will do better when I'm their 
water boy. Thanks to me they'll 
have enough water to get through 
the game and not get dehydrated. 
For now, the nightmares will plague 
my dreams for weeks to come." 

He imagines his future as 
Duke's newest addition. "It's go- 
ing to be great, drinking with Pau- 
lus and Henderson. Water I mean. 
One thing I am also sad about, I 
might not get to drink water with 
McRoberts. He entered his name in 
the draft," Motyka said. 

"Yeah, Toby's excited to go. 
He's the golden boy," Frederick said 
with sarcasm. "Toby's probably go- 
ing to suck anyways. I mean, who's 
a waterboy, honestly." "Carl got re- 
ally jealous I'm going to Duke. He 
won't admit it, but I think he's a 
closet Duke fan, too. He just hasn't 
come out yet like I have," Motyka 

"I can't wait to graduate and 
start handing out cups of water. 
This is the greatest opportunity that 
has ever been given to me." 



Univer V 

Eric Bohannon brings synchronized 

Silky smooth legs and shapely figure turn 


Trashlight Sports Reject 
A Mansfield University student who 
was a member of the now defunct 
football team has taken up a new 
hobby to occupy his time- synchro- 
nized swimming. 

Eric Bohannon, a junior com- 
munications major, is attempting 
to start the first ever Mansfield Syn- 
chronized Swimming club, a feat he 
says will be no small task. 

"I'm aware that there are some 
stigmas out there about synchro- 
nized swimming," said Bohannon. 
"I think that if people really take the 
time to look at it, they'll realize that 
there's more to synchronized swim- 

ming than just frilly pink bathing 
caps and silky smooth legs." 

Bohannon says that his love for 
synchronized swimming has been 
nothing short of life-long. 

"When I was three, I was in 
my Scooby-Doo inflatable pool in 
my backyard, and I remember I was 
lying on my back and kicking my 
legs up in the air at random," said 
Bohannon. "From there, I started 
bringing in rubber ducks and my 
action figures and trying to make 
them all float in a perfect circle 
around me, as I spat water out of 
my mouth like a fountain." 

Kay Barrett, a commuter 
student, is optimistic about 

Bohannon's new venture. "I'm 
very excited for Eric," says Barrett. 
"I'm very happy for him, and I wish 
him the best of luck." 

Bohannon addresses the fact 
that there may be some problems in 
recruiting for this new club at Man- 
sfield University. 

"I know that there are some 
guys who would be uncomfortable 
with some of the aspects of synchro- 
nized swimming, such as the wear- 
ing of the swimming caps, and shav- 
ing their legs," said Bohannon. 

Bohannon is not concerned 
about the leg-shaving. "I've been 
doing it since I was at least twelve," 
says Bohannon. "It's actually quite 


After years and years (and more years still...) of public and personal 
denial, Toby Motyka finally showed his true colors by accepting the 
position of waterboy for the Duke University men's basketball team. 
Friend (yet bitter rival) Carl Frederick was say the least. 

swimming to Mansfield 

heads around campus 

nice once you get used to it." 

Sign-ups for the club are 
scheduled to begin as soon as pos- 
sible, so there can be a competitive 
team assembled for the fall. In- 
terested parties are encouraged to 
contact Bohannon. 

As he looks to the future, Bo- 
hannon hopes that he can garner 
enough attention to share his love 
of synchronized swimming with 
the world. "It's just a fabulous 
sport," said Bohannon. "I just 
want to be able to kick my legs 
high out of the water for all to see, 

and be proud of it " PHOTO BY DANELLE M,LLER 

Junior Eric Bohannon is attempt- 
ing to start up Mansfield's first 
syncronized swimming team. 

Mansfield university 


Volume 89, Issue 9 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Tissa Hami makes 
campus laugh 


Sexually transmitted 

PAGES 8-9 

Baseball splits with 
West Chester 

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Today's Weather 

Snow shower, wind 

High- 33°F 
Overnight Low- 22° F 

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Maravene Loeschke officially inaugurated as 
26th president of Mansfield University 


Flashlight Writer 
Maravene Loeschke was inaugu- 
rated as Mansfield University's 
26th President Friday, March 30 in 
Straughn Hall, amid much pomp 
and circumstance. 

Many students partook in Loe- 
schke's inauguration, by introducing 
speakers, leading the ceremony and 
by performing with the Symphony 
Orchestra, Concert Choir, and the 
Inaugural Band. Others were ushers 
and parking attendants. 

After taking her oath of office 
Loeschke thanked everyone. 

"This is an experience I will 
never have again," Loeschke said. 
"It is not possible to articulate 
how thankful I am for everyone 
being here." 

- Loeschke then addressed stu- 
dents directly. "Be prepared for the 
unexpected opportunities that life 

your work." 

Loeschke stressed that students 
should follow their dreams. "Ten or 
20 years from now someone will win 
fhe Nobel Prize, someone is going 
to cure AIDS, someone is going to 
bring peace to the Middle East, and 
someone is going to start a new busi- 
ness in Tioga County. There is no 
reason on earth that that someone 
should not be you," Loeschke said. 

Jody Hample is Chancellor of 
the Pennsylvania State System of 
Higher Education. "In her short 
time at Mansfield University, Dr. 
Loeschke has begun to establish a 
bold vision. One that seeks to con- 
tinue to enhance the university's music major, believes that Loeschke to all the students," McGrady said, 
academic offerings, to expand its will make a good president. "She. is "I thought the inauguration cer- 
efforts in the community, to help very involved in the school and is emony was really good and goes to 
strengthen the region economically a positive role model for students, show how many people support her 
and culturally and to enhance the She's willing to do things on her in what she does." 
university's image," Hample said. own free will like coming to band "I am very happy to take this 

Adrain McGrady, a sophomore camp rehearsals. She's like a mother journey with you all," Loeschke said. 


President Maravene Loeschke said she was "happy to take this jour- 
ney" with the campus community. 

love in 

gives you" she said. "Find 

Mansfield University applies for admittance to the 
national Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges 


Flashlight Copy Editor 
Mansfield University is applying for membership 
into the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges 
(COPLAC) school system. 

If accepted into COPLAC, Mansfield 
University will be linked with 24 other small 
universities from around the country that are 
similar to Mansfield. 

Dr. Michael Renner is the Provost of Mans- 
field University. 

"[Joining COPLAC] will help 
get a group of other schools like us to- 
gether to help get a leg up on solutions, 
said Renner. "It serves as a peer-support func- 
tion that will help us learn what will and will not 
work for the university based on what has hap- 
pened at other universities." 

According to, the organization 
has a strict set of guidelines in order for a univer- 
sity to be eligible to apply for membership. The 
organization looks for small, liberal aits colleges 

that are committed "to providing a superior edu- 
cation to undergraduate students. These selective 
institutions have be recognized nationally as out- 
standing in many diverse ways, including small 
classes, innovations in teaching, personal interac- 
tions with faculty, opportunities for faculty-su- 
pervised research and supportive atmospheres" 

"COPLAC will help bring recognition to 
Mansfield," Renner said. "We'll have more tools 
to make the university better." If Mansfield is ac- 
cepted into the program, there are two meetings 
that teachers will be able to attend. The meetings 
will be with similar departments from other CO- 
PLAC schools. 

The first kind of meeting that instructors 
can attend is a business style meeting; the other 
is a "retreat" style meeting. In both instructors 
will learn about different institutions with the 
similar problems as Mansfield. "By attending 
these meetings, teachers will learn what similar 
departments have gone through and how to fix 

On March 19 a meeting was held where 
eight select students met with two representa- 
tives from COPLAC schools. The representatives 
asked questions about Mansfield and listened to 
the student's perspectives on the school. 

"The representatives wanted to make sure 
that Mansfield was a good fit for COPLAC," 
Renner said. 

Jim Harrington is the director of Student 
Life and Leadership and chose the students who 
would represent Mansfield. 

"The students were chosen because they 
represented a broad spectrum of majors and 
students in different classes," Harrington said. 
"The representatives wanted to get the view of 
students to see if Mansfield fits into the CO- 
PLAC mission." 

"The students were open, constructive and 
expressed feelings that Mansfield would be a 
good fit. The representatives were 'blown away 
by the student participation," Harrington said. 


Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 







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Bash for the Past, an event jam packed with entertainment, free food 
and giveaways will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in 
The Hut." 

Bash for the Past is an event developed and implemented by 
public relations students to showcase the history of the university 
and many of its organizations. Among the organizations on hand 
will be the Interfraternal Council, Student Government Association, 
WNTE and many more. The History Club will also be there to offer 
information about the Time Capsule project. 

Several solo acoustic acts will be performing their own original 
music including Kevin Woodruff, Allen Bennett, and Eric Czekner. 
Also, the Mansfield University Dance Team will be on hand to per- 
form a routine as well as the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity performing 
their step routine. 

Merchandise donated by the Sesquicentennial Committee will serve 
as giveaways throughout the night. 

The event is free and open to the public. Pizza and soda will be pro- 
vided at the event free of charge. Anyone needing more information is 
asked to contact Joe Seroski at 

The Sesquicentennial Committee is made up of members of 
Mansfield University and Mansfield Borough to develop and imple- 
ment events to celebrate the 1 50th anniversary of the two together. 
The committees include local school outreach, parade float, house] 
tour/banner sales, historic committee, gala committee, time capsule, 
Mansfield University time capsule, and fundraising. The celebration 
started on 1890s weekend 2006 and* spans the entire year of 2007. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007 at 2 pm (registration: 1:30 pm) 

Beginning at Smythe Park Pavilion in Mansfield 
Money raised will benefit both the local food pantry and an 
organization committed to ending world hunger. 
Sponsored by the Mansfield Area Food Pantry and 
the Mansfield Ministerium 
Sponsor forms and envelopes can be picked up at the United 
Campus Ministry Office, 112 Pinecrest. 
For more information, please call x4431. 

Noon on Saturday, April 14 - Meet at the Gazebo on the 

North End of Campus 
In conjunction with Step It Up 2007's National Day of 
Climate Action, more than 1,000 rallies will be held all over 
the country to urge our political leaders and fellow citizens 
to take global warming seriously and cut carbon emissions 
by 80% by the year 2050. The Mansfield rally will begin at 
the Gazebo on campus at noon on Saturday, April 14. From 

there, we'll walk through town to the Bike Path behind 
Greco's. Digital images of the rally will be uploaded to the 
Step It Up website. Feel free to bring your own signs and 
banners. All interested students, faculty, staff, administrators, 

and community members are welcome. Student and com- 
munity organizations are encouraged to participate. For more 
on the National Day of Climate Action, go to http://www. or 


Campus Bulletin Board 

♦ Mansfield University 

♦Frederick Douglass Scholarships 

The Frederick Douglass Institute is dedicated 
to promoting diversity and 
academic excellence at Mansfield 
University. Interested students may pick up ap- 
plications in the 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 
Alumni Hall Student Center, or at 
Dr. Lynn Pifer's office, 
G 04b Belknap Hall. 
For more information, visit: 

♦Seniors, help MU make this a better place for 
future classes. Give us your opinion in the 
2007 Senior Survey. Win cool prizes like 
a $20 gift card from the campus bookstore. 
The survey will run until May 10th. All com- 
pleted surveys will be entered into a drawing, 

where up to fourteen students could win a 
special prize plus the first 20 students will re- 
ceive a free gift, just for returning the survey 
So get out there 
and take the survey! 

♦Relay for Life will be held at Kelchner Fitness 

Center on April 27 and 28 
from 6 p.m. to .6 a.m. All are welcome. We are 

looking for 8 more teams! 
There is a Survivors Ceremony at 7 p.m. and a 

Luminary Service at 8 p.m. 
Activities will be held all night. FMI contact 

Thursday, April 5 2007 

Mansfield University Flashlight- 3 

Women's studies program hosts 
Islamic comic Tissa Hami 

Mansfield student 
places second in media 
arts competition 

finished, the total time I worked on 
it was about an hour which is longer 
than they normally take," Czekner 

Czekner realizes this is not 


Flashlight Writer 
Mansfield University junior Eric 
Czekner was pleasantly surprised 
when he found out he came in sec- 
ond place in the festival of media where it stops. "The award is great, 
arts competition in the promos and but its still only second place, 
commercials category. There's no way I'm going to stop 

"Nobody told me anything, now. I have to keep moving on and 
Dr. Hoy told me to check out the keep doing what I enjoy." 
website and I found out I tied for 
second," Czekner said. 

Czekner sent in his 38 second 
liner to the competition in Decem- 

Czekner has come to know the 
equipment as second nature. "I 
know the programs pretty well. I 
can fly through it now. It's some- 

ber. The liner, which is played on thing you have to learn, but when 

Mansfield's radio station, was heard 
by three judges who gave their criti- 
cism and comments on the piece. 

"I was awe-struck; I didn't 
think there was any way I could pull 
this off. I'm overjoyed and incred- 
ibly honored," Czekner said. 

The competition was National 
with winners coming from schools 
such as Colorado State and Appala- 
chian State, to name a few. "I just 

you do, you can do it pretty quick," 
Czekner said. 

With the award, Czekner gets 
the chance to fly to Las Vegas, Ne- 
vada for the Media of Arts confer- 
ence. Czekner has to pay his own 
way but is hoping the radio station 
can cover some of the costs. 

Czekner is the production di- 
rector of the radio station and is in 
charge of recording for the station 

enjoy working with the equipment and also the music that is played on 

and to get an award for doing what the air during the time when no- 

I love to do is a great feeling," Cze- body is in the station. He plans on 

kner said. "The piece is a little more going to Sweden to study abroad in 

elaborate than normal. It took the fall, 
some time to finish. When I was 

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The Mansfield University women's study program host- 
ed Tissa Hami the Islamic comic on March 27 as part of 
the inaugural events for Dr. Maravene Loeschke. 

Hami is a native of Iran who moved to the Boston 
area when she was a young girl with her family. She is 
one of only a few female Muslim stand-up comics in 
the world. 

Her performance featured two parts. The first was 
done in a traditional Islamic hijab. By wearing the hi- 
jab Hami hopes to break down the barriers between 
Muslim women and the world and improve these re- 
lations as well. Her routine featured a wide variety of 
topics including her mother, the white people who are 
always fascinated with people from other countries, and 
even Muslim prayers. One comment she made early off 
about her being Iranian was that "I don't ride camels, I 
don't live in a cave, but piss me off I take you hostage." 

After she did an "Islamic striptease" with her hi- 
jab Hami moved on to the second part of her routine, 
entitled A Funny Thing That Happened on the Way to 
the Mosque. It featured some life lessons that Hami has 
learned form the comedy circuit that college students 
can use in their own lives. Two of the bigger points that 
she made include that you cannot please everyone. "It's 
just impossible," said Hami "Just do what you think 
is right." Hami has received so many letters of praise 
about what she does, but every once in a while will re- 
ceive some pretty nasty letters too. 

She went on to say that not everyone will appreci- 
ate what you do, but there is always someone who will. 
Her other major point is that you can't prejudge your 
audience. You never know who will relate to what you 
have to say. 

Alyssa Moore is a junior English major who was 
very empowered by Hami. "She is a modern day Bud- 
dha, truly eye-opening, "said Moore. 

Hami discussed her trip to Kansas were she thought 
that no one would get what she had to say. She almost 


The Mansfield women's study program hosted Tissa 
Hami, the Islamic Comic. The performance was part 
of the week-long presidential inaugural events. 

backed down after she learned the town was once home 
to a group of Nazi supporters. She didn't back down, 
and when she was finished with her show she received a 
standing ovation. 

After her routine Hami took questions from the 
audience and told a little bit more about her back- 
ground. She graduated from two different Ivy League 
schools with a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in inter- 
national affairs. She did a stint on Wall Street, but just 
never really got into it. She began going to a comedy 
class and things just took off from there. 

Hami has performed all over the United States for 
numerous groups and organizations.. 


The Mansfield University Leo Club will be hosting a Sweetheart 
Dinner, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2007. This dinner 

will be held at the First Presbyterian Church located on 
Wellsboro Street in Mansfield. There will be spaghetti, salad, 
desert and drink for only $10 per couple, or $7 per individual. 
There will also be a bake sale and proceeds from both will 
benefit Mansfield University's Relay for Life. 

For more information, please call 
(570) 916-2936. 

4- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Guest speakers discuss 
environmental concerns 


Special to the Flashlight 
Mansfield University hosted four 
speakers to discuss environmental 
issues on Wednesday, March 28 in 
Alumni Hall. 

The four speakers were: Dr. 
Jennifer Demchak, a Mansfield 
University professor; Jim Weaver, 
county planner; Dr. Robert Ross, a 
research ecologist; and Paul Otruba, 
member of Riverkeepers. 

Demchak gave a presentation 
about the new Watershed Manage- 
ment emphasis offered by the Ge- 
ography department. Demchak was 
hired to develop and teach the pro- 
gram at Mansfield University. 

Demchak believes education is 
important. "If people learn and un- 
derstand what the issues are, they are 
better able to make a difference, get 
involved or change their behavior. It 
is a way to empower people to go out 
and get involved," Demchak said. 

Ross was the second speaker. 
He is an ecologist who works with 
the United State Geological Survey. 
He presented "Clean Streams and 
Wetlands: Restoring Babb Creek 
and showcasing the muck in Tioga 
County." His presentation focused 
on the restoration of Babb Creek, a 
Tioga county watershed. 

Babb Creek's waters were contam- 
inated from acid mine drainage. Ross 
believes it is important to clean up area 

watersheds and Demchak agrees. 

"Cleaning up our local water- 
sheds is important to insure the sus- 
tainability for future generations. It 
is something I am passionate about 
and I want to develop that passion 
in others," Demchak said. 

Weaver was the next speaker. 
He is the county planner for Tioga 
County. He focused on agriculture 
and agriculture preservation. His 
presentation was about the devel- 
opment that occurs in an area over 
time. The Tioga County Planning 
Commission tracks growth and 
land use patterns. 

Otruba was the last speaker. 
Otruba is the Upper Susquehanna 
Riverkeeper. He is involved with 
keeping rivers clean and looking for 
solutions to acid mine drainage. He 
is also finishing his degree at Mans- 
field University. 

Otruba believes it is important 
to take care of the environment. 
"This is your world and you have 
to be environmental advocates," 
Otruba said. Student Greg Lech at- 
tended the lecture and agrees with 
Otruba. "I think what he said is im- 
portant. We need to take care of the 
environment," Lech said. 

The lecture was part of Man- 
sfield University's theme this year, 
which is Environmental Advocacy: 
Preserving the World for the Future. 

Special concert featuring original piece 
commissioned by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

performed at Steadman Theater 

ter president last year. "I thought it was cool that [Dr. 
Brennan] wrote a piece that incorporated everyone. 
There weren't any musicians left out," Mitchell said. 

Mayor Wierbowski is an alumni brother of the 
Beta Omicron chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. "Dr. 


Flashlight Staff Writer 
Mansfield University Music Department presented 
an inaugural concert on March 29th at 7:30 pm in 
Steadman Theater. 

The concert featured the Mansfield University con- 
cert choir, the symphonic orchestra, the concert wind 
ensemble and the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. 

The concert opened with the concert choir. The 
choir performed five songs and closed with a song enti- 
tled "It Takes a Village." During this song, the choir was 
joined by Mansfield mayor, Tom Wierbowski and Mans- 
field University President, Dr. Maravene Loeschke. 

"It was fun singing," Wierbowski said. "Dr. 
Dettweiler suggested that we come up and join the 
choir. [The song] represented the university and 
the borough." 

Following the concert choir, the symphonic or- 
chestra, directed by Dr. Kenneth Sarch, took the stage. 
After the symphonic orchestra, the concert wind en- 
semble conducted by Dr. Adam F. Brennan and gradu- 
ate student Aaron Roberts performed. 

Music Department Chair, Dr. Adam F. Brennan 
wrote the finale of the concert. The piece was entitled 
"Red, Black, and Gold." The Beta Omicron chapter of 
Phi Mu Alpha commissioned the piece. 

Joseph Mitchell is a junior music major and a broth- 
er of Phi Mu Alpha. "The piece was commissioned for 
the Beta Omicron's 75th anniversary," Mitchell said. 

Mitchell has been a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sin- 
fonia for the past two years. He was also the chap- 

Brennan's piece was very emotional for me. I am a life 
member of Phi Mu Alpha," Wierbowski said. 


Music department chair Dr. Adam F. Brennan com- 
posed and directed "Red, Black and Gold." 

Dr. Loeschke was also impressed by "Red, Black 
and Gold." "The concert was magnificent; Dr. Bren- 
nan's piece was wonderful," Loeschke said. 

SGA Update 

Flashlight Writer 
This week at Student Government, 
the Senate voted on possible changes 
to the constitution. The senate chose 
not to change the constitution and 
uphold the 2.5 requirement to be eli- 
gible for the President position. They 
also voted that the SGA advisor must 
be an individual who reports direcdy 
to the University President. 

Senate also spoke about the 
installation of monitors in the aca- 
demic buildings and residents halls 
that will display the times and loca- 
tion of campus organization meet- 
ings. This will make students aware 
of any changes or cancellations that 
may occur. Student Government is 
looking to install these monitors at 
the beginning of next semester. 

Campaigning for Student 
Government is already in progress 
as yesterday was the Student Gov- 

ernment s "Meet the Candidates." 
Currently Robyn Travisano, Mike 
Conaway and Sharon Thomas are 
running for Student Government 
President. Shantee Proctor and 
Tessa Bieber will be facing off for 
the position of Vice President. 
Students will have another chance 
to hear the candidates on Mon- 
day and again on Wednesday. On 
Monday at 2 p.m., students will 
hear the candidates speak on the 
handling of money through Com- 
mittee on Finance and the Student 
Activity Fee. 

On Wednesday at noon, can- 
didates will be available to speak on 
their goals and visions as they take 
on the executive roles. For ques- 
tions, comments, or concerns stu- 
dents are encouraged to stop by the 
Student Government office located 
in 321 Alumni Hall. 

Mansfield University Sesquicentennial 
Time Capsule Project 

The Mansfield University History Club is collecting donations 
for a time capsule to be dedicated this fall during the 
sesquicentennial celebration of the university. 

The club is looking for donations of photos, flyers, T-shirts, 
writings, and other small items that show what life is like on 

campus in the year 2007. 

All donations can be taken to room 213 Pinecrest Manor 
Mon.-Fri. between 8 a.m. and noon, as well as 1 -4 pm. 

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Rossi for 

more information 

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Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Thursday, April 5 

Friday, April 6 

Saturday, April 7 

Sunday, April 8 

Monday, April 9 

Event: SGA Presidential election- Candidates views on 
COF and student activity fees- 2-3 p.m., AHSC 317 

Tuesday, April 10 

ent: Lecture Series Event- 

r. Kathleen Canco, Education, Bobbi Button, Belinda 
oughtalen-Barnes, and Karin JCnaus- 
Teacher Research in Beginning Teachers' Classrooms: 
This project focused on tracking and assistmg begin- 
ning teachers' attempts to conduct teacher research 
>rojects in their public school classrooms. Faculty Pro 
essional Development Committee Alternate Wor 

Assignment grant recipients. 5-6 p.m., AHSC 307 

Wednesday, April 11 

Event: SGA Presidential election- Candidates goals and 
visions for the next year, 12-1 p.m., AHSC 317 

Music: Bill Phillips performs in AHSC Food Court/ 
Jazzman's Cafe for your lunch time enjoyment! 12-1 p.m. 

Thursday, April 12 

Event: Job Fair - Kelchner Fitness Center, 12- 3 p.m. 
- All majors, all years welcome. Full time, part time and 
internship opportunities. Bring your resume! Business at- 
tire is required. For more information contact the Career 

Development Center at x4133. 



What in the World 
News in a Flash 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 


SOLOMON ISLANDS- At least 13 people are dead 
after a pair of offshore earthquakes triggered a tsunami 
that hit the Solomon Islands in the south Pacific. A 
total of dead is not yet known, as there are still almost 
two dozen people missing. The tsunami was trig- 
gered by a pair of earthquakes about 75 miles south 
of the Solomon Islands. The first quake registered an 
8.0 reading on the Richter scale, with the second one 
reaching 6.7. Most of the Pacific rim received tsunami 
warnings after the first quake, including warnings is- 
sued for much of the northern coast of Australia, and 
the Hawaiian islands. The tsunami that hit the Solo- 
mons was caused by the first quake. Many coastal areas 
were devastated by waves reaching three to ten meters 
in height. Much of the damage to some of the affected 
areas was caused by the initial earthquake. Damage is 
expected to reach into the millions of dollars. 

VATICAN CITY- Supporters of the late Pope John 
Paul II have taken the first steps toward having the 
Pope named as a saint. The first step to becoming a 
saint is to have a proof of a purported miracle. Two 
miracles must be presented to become a saint. The 
miracle that has first been brought forth is the case of 
Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, who was diagnosed with 
Parkinson's disease at the time of the Pope's death. 
Two months later, the 46-year-old nun's Parkinson's 
inexplicably disappeared. The Pope suffered from the 
same disease. Documents involving this case as well as 
over 130 written personal accounts about Pope John 
Paul II were sealed with wax and ribbon. Many Cath- 
olics believe that while he has not been officially issued 
sainthood, that Pope John Paul II is already a saint. 
The current Pope, Pope Benedict fast-tracked Pope 
John Paul's journey to sainthood by eliminating the 
rule to wait five years after the person's death before 
the process can begin. 


Pope John Paul II, orignally a cardinal from Poland, 
passed away in the spring of 2005. 

KIEV, Ukraine- Ukrainian President Viktor Yush- 
chenko has called for early elections after he dissolved 
the nation's parliament, an order which the parliament 
has ignored. The events are projected to cause more 
turmoil in the Baltic nation that has seen its share of 
political issues in recent years. Yushchenko is being 
challenged for control of the government by Prime 
Minister Viktor Yanukovych. After the denouncing of 
parliament and the announcement of the early elec- 
tion, parliament gathered and vowed to block any 
funding that would be scheduled for the elections. 
Former members of Yushchenko's cabinet defected to 
the Yanukovych camp a month ago, breaking consti- 
tutional law, and fueling the argument between the 
two opposing leaders. The battle between Yushchenko 
and Yanukovych stretched back to 2004 when the two 
fought a hard battle for control of the nation, which 
led to intense protests in the streets. 


NICKEL MINES, Pennsylvania- Students are returning 
to classes at the new Nickel Mines schoolhouse in Lan- 
caster County, after the shooting in October that killed 
five of their classmates. The New Hope Amish School is 
replacing the West Nickel Mines Amish School House, 
which was demolished not long after the shootings. The 
new site is just a few hundred yards from where the old 
building stood. The New Hope building now contains 
a telephone, which was tragically absent from the origi- 
nal schoolhouse, preventing anyone from dialing 91 1. 
A steel door was also placed on the front of the building. 
Five of the girls who were wounded in the attack have 
returned to school, while one is still on a feeding tube. 
There was also a police presence at the opening, with a 
Pennsylvania State Police cruiser at the entrance road to 
the schoolhouse. The building was used with some of 
the over $4 million given to the Nickel Mines Account- 
ability Fund. 

WAVERLY, New York- Leaders of the village of Wa- 
verly have passed a law that will ban skateboarding in 
the town. Citing complaints from local merchants, the 
Village Board of Trustees voted to ban skateboarding in 
the town's business district, on public streets, on side- 
walks, in parks, and in parking lots of local businesses 
in churches. Proposed penalties for offenders are $50 
for the first offense and $100 for every following of- 
fense. Skating will still be allowed on private property, 
but only if the property's owner approves. While calls 
have been made for a skate park, the mayor of Waverly 
says that no plans are in the works for that. The law has 
been sent for review to the state house in Albany. 

All information taken from and * 

6- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Review: "Blades of Glory" another comedic hit for Will Ferrell 


Special to the Flashlight 
"Blades of Glory," starring \Xill Fer- 
rell and fon Heder, skated its way past 
the family friendly "Meet the Robin- 
sons" for box office "glory" receiv- 
ing first-place gold with $33 million 
in ticket sales, nearly $10 million more 
than any of its competition. 

The movie is Will Ferrell's 
second depiction of a sports re- 
lated "spoof," and just as he did 
in " Talladega Nights: The Ballad 
of Rjcky Bobby," he maintains the 
essence of respect for the sports 
fans, while elaborating on its 
foundation's cliches with ridicu- 
lous; yet glorious humor. 

Will Ferrell plays Chazz Mi- 
chael Michaels, ice skatmgs rebel 
who's routine is desenbed as "sex 
on ice," and go figure, he )ust so 
happens to have a sex addiction. His 
character delivers the same type of 
punchline humor as Ricky Bobby 
in "Talladega Nights," without the 
whole "I can't believe somebody 
capable of driving is incapable of 
rational thoughts." 

His rival, Jimmy MacElroy, is 
played by Jon Heder who's dubbed 
as ice skating's "orphan prodigy." 

He's unlike Chazz Michael Mi- 
chaels in every way except for their 

love of ice skating. Even their tech- 
nique is different; Ferrell's Michaels 
is more impromptu while Heder's 
MacElroy is more practical. Jon 
Heder steps outside his boundaries 
of playing a typical "slacker" role 
("Napolean Dynamite," "School 
for Scoundrels") and delivers a per- 
formance in which any judge would 
score "perfect." 

When their nvalry breaks into 
a fight on ice and they're barred 
from competing, it's up to one 
man and one man alone to rein- 
vigorate their love for the sport, 
and that one man just so happens 
to be their "coach." Craig T. Nel- 
son plays the "coach," an excellent 
rip-off of his character with the 
same name and title as the early 
90's sitcom. He forces these two 
men to coincide and compete in 
pairs' competition. 

The pairing of Chazz Michael 
Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy cre- 
ates a media buzz, and in that same 
light, a new rivalry. "Chazz Michael 
Michaels ice skating" is no longer 
the story Will Ferrell's character 
told in the beginning of the movie. 
'^Jimmy MacElroy and Chazz Mi- 
chael Michaels are ice skating" is 
the new story, and their nvals don't 
appreciate it. 

After overcoming the trick- 
ery of their fierce pairs' rivals and 
enemies "the Van Waldenbergs," 
played by Will Arnert ("Lefs Go To 
Pnson") and Amy Poehler (Saturday 
Night Live), they have to overcome 
the mystical and fatal "Iron Lotus." 
Once they accomplish this death 
defying move, they're awarded the 
gold medal. 

"It's not the ice," Heder ex- 
plains to his eventual girlfriend 
when asked about his love for skat- 
ing, "it's what the ice lets me do. 
"In "Blades of Glory," the ice lets 
the entire cast do an excellent job 
portraying the world of ice skating 
with comedic and viewer friendly 
homoerotic satire with sparkling 
glittery costumes and makeup for 
the men. 

The audience is left with a 
sense of pnde...patnotic even for 
our Amencan skaters, even though 
they're sitting in a theater watching 
a comedy and not at the Olympics. 

This won't be Will Ferrell's 
last sports genre comedy either; 
he plans on passing jokes back and 
fourth with Woody Harrelson on 
the court in "Semi-Pro," a spoof 
about the American Basketball As- 
socation. Check for that in theaters 
sometime in 2008. 


Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern said "Blades of Glory" is 
"blissfully silly, triumphantly tasteless and improbably hilarious." 

Panel of nutrition experts says people need to watch what they drink 


Flashlight Features Co-Editor 
New research has shown that you 
not only have to worry about what 
you eat, but what you drink now. 

Last year a panel of experts 
on nutnhon launched a "Beverage 
Guidance System" in an attempt to 
get people to stop drinking calories 
which do nothing for their nutn- 
hon. The panel was led by Barry M. 
Popkin, a nutnUon professor at the 
University of North Carolina. 

The panel reviewed 146 pub- 
lished reports to locate the best 
evidence for the effects of different 
beverages on several health prob- 
lems including decaying teeth, dia- 
betes, obesity and many more. 

The top of the list of preferred 
drinks is water. However, the panel 
was concerned with bottled water 
that has fortified nutnents because 
they believed consumers may feel 
they wouldn't need to eat nutritious 
food that contains substances such 
as fiber and phytochemicals. 

According to the panel, about 
21 percent of calories consumed by 


The "Beverage Guidance System" said that water is the best drink, coffee and tea were tied for second best and 
low-fat and skim milk were the third best. 

Americans over the age of 2 come curb your appetite, and people do 

from beverages, mosdy soft drinks 
and fruit drinks with added sugars. 
The calones found in the sugary 
drinks account for around half the 
rise of caloric intake by Americans 
the late 1970s. 
Calories are only part of the 
problem. The panel also said these 

not compensate for the calones 
they drink by eating less. 

Soft drinks have contributed to 
other health problems. According 
to the Amencan Academy of Gen- 
eral Dentistry, noncola carbonated 
beverages and canned sweetened 
iced tea hurt tooth enamel, more so 

beverages do little or nothing to when beverages are consumed away 

from meals. Also, a study of 2,500 
adults in Massachusetts showed 
cola (regular and diet) aids in the 
thinning of hip bones in women. 

The panel suggested drinking 
fruit juice if you must satisfy that 
sweet drink craving. 

The news is better when it 
comes to coffee, tea and caffeine 
drinks. Several studies have associ- 

ated regular coffee consumption 
with a reduced nsk of developing 
type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer, 
and in adults who have not taken 
postmenopausal hormones, Parkin- 
son's disease. Most studies have not 
correlated caffeine consumption to 
heart disease. On the other hand, 
a study of more than 600 men re- 
vealed that drinking three cups of 
coffee a day protects against age-re- 
lated memory and thinking defects. 

The panel said alcohol is good 
in moderate consumption - one 
drink a day for women and two for 
men. It has been linked to lower 
mortality rates, especially from heart 
attacks and strokes, and it might also 
be responsible for lowering the risk 
of Type 2 diabetes and gallstones. 
They also found mconclusive infor- 
mation that one type of alcohol was 
better than another. 

The panel rated low-fat and 
skim milk the third best beverage to 
consume, behind water and coffee 
and tea. Milk has many essential nu- 
trients for the body. 

Information Jrom 

V_ i 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight - 7 

Five reasons to stay awake during your exit loan interview 

If you're a college senior who's bor- 
rowed federal student loans, this 
month you'll probably be hearing 
from your Financial Aid Office 
about something called an Exit In- 
terview. As a federal student loan 
borrower, you're required to attend 
the Exit Interview so that you can 
learn about your repayment rights 
and responsibilities. 

American Student Assistance®, 
a nonprofit that helps students man- 
age higher education debt, offers a 
friendly reminder that, in addition 
to Exit Interview time, April is Na- 
tional Financial Literacy Month and 
a great time to start thinking about 
your finances post-graduation. 
Even though you've got a million 
other things going on right now, 
like final exams, graduation and job 
hunting, don't blow off — or sleep 
through - this important session. 
Here are five things to pay special 
attention to during your Exit 

1. Total balance and month- 
ly payments. At your Exit youH 
be given a summary of the total 
amount you owe (remember to 
breathe!) and a schedule of esti- 

mated payments. Now you can see 
just how much your student loans 
will cost you each month and what 
adjustments you may have to make 
in your budget. 

2. The "Grace Period" for 
repayment. Student loan repay- 
ment for May graduates typically 
begins after a six-month grace pe- 
nod. November may seem like a 
long way off, but time flies. Make 
room in your budget now; don't get 
caught off-guard when the first stu- 
dent loan bill arrives in the mail. 

3. VClio you'll be makmg pay- 
ment to. The company that col- 
lects payment on your student 
loan (typically called a servicer) will 
probably send you your first bill or 
coupon book near the end of your 
grace penod. But if they don't, 
it's still your responsibility to make 
payment on time, so hold on to 
their contact information. If you 
don't yet know where you're going 
to live after graduation, make sure 
that you notify your servicer once 
you do find permanent housing 
so they can update their records. 
Making sure all your creditors have 


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understands their rights and 

your correct address is the first step 
to establishing good credit. 

4. Your repayment options. 
Your loans will probably start out 
with the traditional 10-year repay- 


was made to ensure that students 
as direct lown borrowers. 

ment term. But if you can't start 
repayment because you don't find a 
job or you're continuing your edu- 
cation, you may be able to tempo- 
rarily postpone payment. Contact 

your servicer to see if you qualify. 
If the monthly payment amount 
is too high, ask about a different 
repayment plan. Unlike most con- 
sumer debt, federal student loans 
actually give you several different 
options, from extended repayment, 
to interest-only payments for the 
first few years, to an income-sen- 
sitive plan or consolidation. You 
should also ask about interest-rate 
reductions or other benefits for 
on-time or automatic payments. 

5. Who to call if you have a 
problem. .Missed student loan pay- 
ments can ruin your credit, make 
you ineligible for future financial 
aid, and possibly even stop you 
from getting a job. If you have 
a hard time making your monthly 
payment, tell your servicer. Ig- 
noring the problem and ducking 
the collection calls will only make 
things worse. Since you and your 
servicer both have the same goal of 
successful repayment, they should 
work with you to find a solution. 

New study finds that speed read- 
ing may be physically impossible 


Flashlight Writer 
It has happened to almost every 
college student. Upon realizing one 
must read an abundance of pages 
in the smallest of time constraints, 
he or she will make the decision to 
speed read the section. Unfortu- 
nately for college students, a new 
study has found that speed reading 
just won't do the job. 

The study was conducted by 
Gordon Legge, a vision researcher 
at the University of Minnesota. It 
found that our eyes can only focus 
on one particular part of a page at 
a time. This only allows our eyes to 
process the spot our eyes are look- 
ing at on the page and about ten 
letters surrounding that area. 

This tiny window of vision is 
known as the visual pan. Gordon 
Legge 's results show that beyond 
that visual pan it is much harder to 
comprehend what is on the page. 
"The rest of the letters are just a 
blur," Legge said in an interview 

Legge also adds that the key to 
comprehending what we are read- 
is eye movement. The average 


All of the books, tests and websites dedicated to teaching how to i 
read may be moot, according to Legge's study. 

reading speed is 250 to 300 words 
per minute. Breaking this number 
down, it is found that the eye makes 
about four movements per second 
which will read four or five words 
per second. 

The study proved that trying to 
read more than 300 hundred words 
in one minute is next to impossible 
simply because of the constraints 
on the human visual pan. 

Trying to speed read a sec- 
tion is not the only thing that will 
affect the reader's comprehen- 

sion. Legge's study found that 
print with poor contrast, reading 
small print or print with strange 
spacing can lead to a difficult 
reading experience. 

As for Legge's personal feelings 
towards speed reading, his opinion 
is short and to the point. "Speed 
reading is misleading," Legge said. 

Legge's research will be pub- 
lished in the March issue of the 
Journal of Vision according to 

Mansfield University 

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) refers to infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, [ 
other reproductive organs. Many cases of PID is associated with gonorrhea and chlamy< 
Those under the age of 25 are more likely to develop PID than those over 25. Sym 
PID can be mild or not occuring. Some symptoms may include fever, painful int 
painful urination, and pain in the upper abdomen 

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Flashlight Features ( 

• 1 in 4 teenagers contracts an STD every year 

Bacterial Vaginosis 

Bacterial Vaginosis is correlated to an imbalance in the bacteria 
that are normally found in a woman's vagina. There are good and 
' bacteria in a woman's vagina, and B V happens when an 
hamful bacteria is found. Symptoms of BV are burn- 
and irregular discharges. 

• One in two sexually active persons will contact an 
STD/STI by age 25 


ichomoniasis is the most common curable STD 
long young, sexually active women. The disease is 
1 by the protozoan parasite. Women can get the 
; from men or women, however, men usually 
contract the disease from women. The symp- 
include discomfort during urination and inter- 
course, and itching of the genital area. Sj 
ccur within 5 to 28 davs. 

• Less than half of adults ages 18 to 44 have ever 
been tested for an STD other than HIV / AIDS. 

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symptoms arc indistinguishable from other>c» It is passed from person to 
person through direct porta* with a ,\phih> sore. \% hich can be located on the 
externa! genitals vagina, anus or in the rectum Transmission occurs through 
vaginal, anal or oral sex Many people infected with svphilis will not have 
symptoms lor years, yd remain at risk for complications The primary Stage is 
marked by the appearance of a single SOfC called the chancre, and the sore is 
usually firm round small and pamles> The sore last about three to six weeks 
and may heal without treatment If treatment is not reached the disease will 
keep progressing In 2002, there were 32.000 cases of Svphilis 

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Hepatitis B 


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• 63 percent of STD cases occur among people less 
than 25 

• About two-thirds of young females believe doctors 
routinely screen teens for chlamydia 

tis B is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B Virus. Symptoms of 
Heptatitus B include yellow skin or jaundice, tiredness, loss of appetite, nau- 
sea, abdominal discomfort, dark urine, grey-colored bowel movements, or j< 
pain. Hepatitis B is spread by exposure to infected blood from skin punct 
h mucous membranes. People are at risk who shart 
with others that have Hepatitis B, shoot drugs and hav< 


Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STD 
in the United States. Symptoms are usually mild or silent, 
but serious complications can occur that cause irreversible 
damage on a woman's reproductive organs. It can be trans- 
mitted during vaginal, anal or oral sex. Any sexually active 
person can become infected. Chlamydia can be treated and 

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• Direct medical costs associated with STDs in the United 
States are estimated at $13 billion annually 


Gonorrhea is causcuDy Xeisscnu gonoFmeae, i 
xjcterium growing in the fallopian tubes, reprod- 
cutive tract, the cervix, and the urethra (in both 
males and females) Ejaeulatoin does not have to 
occur to contract gonorrhea It is spread through 
contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus 
Signs lor men include painful or swollen tes- 
ticles, burning while urinating and an abnormal 
discharge Signs for women may include vaginal 
or bladder infection. 

al Herpes 

simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 
ually occur two weeks after a person is infected, 
e genitals and rectum When the blisters break, 
ut two to four weeks to heal. Generally, a per- 
2 infection having sexual contact with a person 
m. Transmission can occur even if the infected 
utbreak. HSV-1 may cause genital herpes, but it 
3ns on the mouth and lips. There is no cure for 
iviral medications that can shorten the outbreak 

Genital HPV Infection 

(human papillomavirus) 

io become infected have no symptoms and the dis 
of the strains are "high-risk" types, and may eventually cause cancer of 
cervix, vulva, vagina, anus or penis. Others are "low-risk" types and cause 
Pap test abnormalities or genital warts. There is no "cure" for the HPV infectii 
although many strains will clear on their own. 

10- Flashlight 

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Thursday, April 5, 2007 

from the editor' s desk" 


Mansfield's future is in the hands 
of a great president 


f his past Friday Mansfield 
University held the Inaugu- 
ration of its 26th President, 
Dr. Maravene Loeschke. 
The ceremony not only honored 
President Loeschke, but Mansfield 
University and everyone that is a 
part of the university. President 
Loeschke made sure to include com- 
munity members, faculty and students and truly focused on the university 
in a celebration that most people would have made about themselves. 

Her inaugurational address was meant to motivate and inspire the 
people in the audience and to believe in Mansfield University and all it 
has to offer, specifically the students. There were even students in the audi- 
ence to benefit from the speech. I was surprised (pleasantly) at the number 
of students that attended the ceremony, typically no one cares about that 
kind of fotmal event. 

That is why I really think President Loeschke is going to be good 
fot this university. She already has the respect and support of the student 
body and has already made some great changes to better Mansfield. Sure 
she had to make some decisions that people haven't agreed with, but in 
the long tun those decisions are going to make this university a better 
place for students and faculty. 

Talking with faculty and staff members President Loeschkes inaugu- 
ration seems to have been the most elegant yet simplest and least expen- 
sive inauguration this university has seen in a number of years. 

1 completely agree, anyone who didn't attend the ceremony definitely 
missed out on a beautiful and very important historic event here at Mans- 
field. I think that is what was so great and interesting about the inaugura- 
tion, and why I attended. I was curious to see what it was all about and it's 
pretty inctedible to know that you were a part of something so important 
to Mansfield. Which is another reason that I think President Loeschke will 
be so successful. She really makes you feel as though your a part of some- 
thing, a part of this university. Not just some student that is going here to 
get your degree and move on. 

In my year that I have left here at Mansfield I'm going to be interest- 
ed to see what happens here and to see if President Loeschke will continue 
to be as good for Mansfield as she has been in the past seven months. 

"Ten or 20 years from now someone will win the Nobel 
Prize, someone is going to cure AIDS, someone is going 
to bring peace to the Middle East, and someone is go- 
ing to start a new business in Tioga County. There is no 
reason on earth that that someone should not be you. * 

What do you think about President Loeschke and the 
inauguration ceremony? 

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Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Letter to the Editor: 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 11 

New Leadership Minor at Mansfield 

To the Editor, 

I was pleased to see the prominent coverage of the new Minor in Leadership Studies in the recent Flashlight. I'm 
writing to first recognize and thank the group of faculty who contributed the vision, wisdom and hard work nec- 
essary to design and implement this new minor. The Planning Committee for the minor included the following 
professors: Jeffrey Bosworth, Mahmoud Gaballa, Rhonda Keller, Margaret Launius, Deborah Rotella, and K. Sue 
Young. Jim Harrington and Professors Adrianne McEvoy and Barbara Smith also provided valuable assistance in 
the programs design. I'm also grateful to the students in the Public Relations Society (PRSSA) who have been 
working hard to promote the new minor. 

I also want to tell interested students that a good way to get started in the minor is to take LDR 3325, Introduc- 
tion to Leadership Studies, which will be offered this coming Fall Semester. (This course has been renamed and is 
the same course as PSY/PSC 3325 which some students have previously taken. It does not need to be repeated to 
qualify for the new minor). Students with questions about the new minor can contact me directly. 


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How well do you know "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"? 

Answer the questions below to find out 

L. What type of snake are Ferns 

A. Stealing 

and Sloane eating in the hot tub? 

B. Prostitution 

8. What flag is hanging m Ferns's 

A. Chocolate chip cookies 

C. Drugs 


B. Oreo's 

D. Littering 

A. Welsh 

C. Chips 

B. Scottish 

D, Fig Newtons 

5. How many times has Ferns been 

C. British 

absent from school so far? 

D. Insh 

2. \X "hat movie is used in Ferris 's 

A. 8 

descnption of his illness? 

B. 9 

9. What hockey team's jersey is 

A Temple of Doom 

C. 5 

Cameron wearing? 

B. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's 

D. 7 

A. Philadelphia Flyers 


B. Detnot Red Wings 

C. Alien 

6. What did Ferns's parents give 

C. New York Rangers 

D Big 

him instead of a car? 

D. Chicago Black Hawks 

A. Computer 

3. What |ob does Cameron tell 

B. Bicycle 

10. What kind of dog do the Buel- 

Sloane he thinks Ferns will have on 

C. Stereo 

lers own? 


D. Book 

A. Pit Bull 

A. Singer 

B. Doberman 

B. President 

7. What theme song does Ferris 

C. Rottweiler 

C. Cook 

dance to before going out for the 

D. German Sherphard 

D. Pizza delivery dnver 


A. Happy Days 

4. What was Charlie Sheen's 

B. Mission Impossible 

charater been arrested for when 

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Big Fred on Sports: Florida repeats and leaves a mark as one 
of the greatest achievements in college basketball history 


Flashlight Co-Sports Editor 
The Florida Gators are the national 
champions for the second season 
in a row. From the players to their 
head coach Billy Donovan, they 
have done something very special. 

What the Florida Gators have 
done is not only make history, they 
did it in a day and age where dy- 
nasties are far harder to come by, 
than they were back when Duke 
repeated. I am not comparing the 
early 90s Duke team to this Florida 
team, I just think with the way col- 
lege basketball players are leaving 
for the NBA, it is very impressive 
watching the Gators. 

Last year at this time, when 
Florida was winning their first na- 
tional title, Sophomores Joakim 
Noah, Corey Brewer and Al Hor- 
ford were all projected as first round 
draft picks. Now, if you could tell 
me that you thought all three of 
these individuals would return for 
another season, I would have re- 
fused to believe you. Think about 
it, they had just won a title, NBA 
scouts and free agents are breath- 
ing down their neck, no way would 
I have thought they would return. 
Even after they said they were going 
to after they won the whole thing 
I still didn't believe them, because 

throughout the years so many col- 
lege basketball players have said one 
thing and done another. These guys 
were different, this squad was deter- 
mined to repeat. 

When it became apparent the 
entire starting squad from a year ago 
was coming back, then of course 
came the expectations. Florida was 
the pre-season number one team 
in the country and there were even 
people who expected this team to 
go undefeated. 

Not only were the pre-season 
expectations putting pressure on 
this team, but the fact that the last 
team to repeat has not occurred 
in this decade. That team was the 
Duke Blue Devils who went on to 
produce such nba products Grant 
Hill, Christian Laettner and Bobby 
Hurley. Since then nobody has 
been able to achieve this mark. 

Once the season began rolling 
Florida was cruising along until they 
hit a bit of a skid. From the 17th 
of February to the 27th the Gators 
had lost three out of four. Includ- 
ing losses on the road to arch rivals 
and unranked LSU and Tennessee. 
This started to bring up the ques- 
tions does this squad have the fire 
and passion from a year ago. 

Billy Donovans club would 
get of this funk and go into the 


Joakim Noah, Lee Humphrey, Torian Green and company had plenty to 
celebrate this past Monday night. Throughout the seasons they heard 
the critics say they didn't have the passion of a year ago. They took that 
as motivation on their way to win another national championship. The 
question is where do they go from here? 

NCAA tournament on a four game 
winning streak. They would cruise 
through the SEC conference tour- 
nament and it was clear that Flor- 
ida did have the most talent in all 
of division one, but the team with 
best talent does not always come 
out on top. 

Case in point last season the 
University of Connecticut Huskies 
were regarded as the team with the 
most talent, but George Mason 
proved that it takes a team to win 
it all. 

If you watched the Gators 
throughout the season you could see 
a lot of the same tendencies. Con- 
necticut last year seemed to turn it 
on and off whenever they wanted 
to. The Huskies also had five qual- 
ity starters that were all drafted in 
the draft. 

Another example would be 
the 2005-06 USC Trojan football 
squad, you remember the team 
with two heisman trophy winners 
and several first round draft picks. 
That team too had an immense load 
of talent, but Vince Young and the 
Texas Longhorns proved once again 
that team's win national champion- 
ships, not talent. 

To start the tournament Flori- 
da would advance to the sweet six- 
teen but it would not come easily. 
The Gators were given a strong test 
by a Purdue Boilemaker team that 
barely snuck into the tournament. 
The critics continued to say that this 
was not the same fiery champion- 
ship team of a year ago. 

Both of the Florida's oppo- 
nents in the next two rounds (But- 
ler and Oregon) would give them 
fits, but would not have enough 
in the end. The Gators would ad- 
vance to the final four for the third 
time since 2000, but the critics still 
questioned them. 

Many people believed that 
the team Florida took down a year 
ago for the tide, the UCLA Bruins, 
would shock the Gators this time 
around. Another opponent faces the 
challenge and another opponent is 
unsuccessful in trying to take down 
the national champs. 

That would set the national 
championship game for a rematch 
from earlier in the season. The Ohio 
State Buckeyes, who were out for re- 
venge not only for their early season 
loss, but for their loss in football as 


Florida head coach Billy Donovan guided the Gators to back to back 
national titles. This is the first repeat champion college basketball has 
had since the Duke Blue Devils achieved it back in the 1991 and 1992 
seasons. Donovan has a lot of questions to figure out in the next couple 
of weeks, the big one being does he want to continue his reign at Florida 
or does he take another job, such as the opening at Kentucky. 

well. Florida shocked Ohio States 
football team this past January to 
win the Orange Bowl and the col- 
lege football championship. 

Ohio State put a valiant effort, 
but even they could not succeed, 
Florida would be too much. That's 
right the team that was supposedly 
sleep walking throughout portions 
of the season had repeated as na- 
tional champs. 

What does this show, (1) Billy 
Donovan is one the best coaches in 
college basketball, (2) everybody 
that decided to return for another 
season did not make a mistake (3) 
The Gators will go down as maybe 
the best squad in history. 

So the question now is where 
do they go from here. Four out of 
the five starters are still underclass- 
men and could return for a pos- 
sible three peat. This would be very 
shocking to see all four if any of 
them return, considering their draft 
stocks may not get much higher. 

Brewer, Horford and Noah all have 
very good chances at going in the 
first round, while fellow starters To- 
rian Green and Lee Humphrey have 
good chances of playing at the next 
level as well. 

There is also the speculation 
that Donovan may leave for the va- 
cant Kentucky job, or even try his 
luck in the NBA. 

Regardless of any of this, what 
the Florida Gators have done is 
something that will go down in his- 
tory. When we think of great teams 
such as Duke, Indiana, Georgetown, 
we now have to put Florida among 
the elites. What they have done is 
something that may not be done for 
a very long time. 

Then again they could have 
easily have left after last seasons 
success. Whose to say what they 
are going to do, that is clearly up to 
them. I think it would be safe to say 
if they did come back that would be 
favored for a three peat. 

14- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Softball splits home opener against Millersville 

Lady Mountaineers open up conference play at the .500 mark 


Flashlight Writer 
The Mansfield University Softball 
team opened up conference play 
this weekend and split a double 
header with Millersville. 

The home opener for the 
Mountaineers got off to a great 
start as Mansfield beat Millersville 
3-2. It was a pitchers dual early as 
both teams went scoreless through 
three innings. Millersville got on 
the board with a run in the top of 
the fourth, but Mansfield came 
right back with three runs in the 
bottom of the fourth. Mansfield 
took advantage of some defensive 
miscues by Millersville. Jessica 
Christ started off the inning by 
reaching on an error. 

Christ was moved to second 
on a sacrifice bunt by Michelle 

Forsburg. Christ would score on a 
ball hit by Jen Stein that was mis- 
handled by the leftfielder. The big 
blow would come next when Katie 
McConville delivered a two-run 
homer to give the Mountaineers a 
3-1 lead. It was McConville s first 
homer of the season. "Katies hard 
work is paying off. She works hard 
in practice and is staring to show 
confidence. She had a great day 
today," Coach Gallagher said. That 
was all the cushion Forsburg would 
need as she cruised until the seventh 
inning when Millersville got an- 
other run. Forsburg would not let 
the comeback advance any further 
as she struck out the last two bat- 
ters looking, to secure the win for 
the Mounties. "This was a great 
win for us, being the home opener 
and we traditionally don't play well 

at home. This year we had a really 
tough non league schedule and that 
has really helped us prepare for the 
conference schedule," Gallagher 
said. Forsburg picked up the win 
going the distance, scattering eight 
hits while giving up just one earned 
run. "This was the best she has 
thrown all year. Every outing she 
has gotten better and better," Coach 
Gallagher said. Forsburg picked up 
her fourth win of the year. 

Game two started out with 
more scoring, but both pitchers 
settled down and it turned into a 
pitchers dual. Millersville started 
Che scoring with a run in the top of 
the first. Mansfield bounced right 
back with three runs of their own 
in the bottom of the first. Kristi- 
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Sophomore Katie McConville hit two run homer to help Mansfield 
notch their first win in conference play. McConville, who has started 
in 12 out of 13 games this season, is tied for the team lead in runs 
batted in with six. She will look to continue helping the team get 
things going as conference play continues. 

by Jessica Christ. Poore advanced 
to third on the play on an error by 
the pitcher. Poore would score on a 
RBI single by Forsburg. Jen Stein 
was hit by a pitch to load the bases 
for Katie McConville. McConville 
came through again with an RBI 
single to score Christ. 

Millersville decided to change 
pitchers, but it did not matter as 
Whitney Brown knocked in Fors- 
burg with a sacrifice fly for the 
third run of the inning. That 
would be all the scoring for the 
Mountaineers as they were held 
to one more hit the rest of the 
game, a double by Brown in the 
seventh inning. 

Meanwhile, Millersville scored 
a run in the third and fifth inning to 
tie the score at three. The score re- 
mained tied until the seventh inning 
when Millersville scored two runs in 
the top half of the inning. Brown 

led off the inning with the double, 
but was stranded, giving Millers- 
ville the 5-3 win. Lindsay Knapp 
was the tough luck loser, going the 
distance allowing five runs on five 
hits, but only one of the runs was 
earned. "This was the best Lindsay 
has thrown all year; it was her first 
complete game of the season. We 
made some mistakes behind her 
and it cost us the game," Coach 
Gallagher said. The loss drops the 
Mounties to 4-13 overall and 1-1 in 
the conference. 

The team travels to East 
Stroudsburg on April 3 with the 
first pitch set for 2 p.m. They 
return home on April 6 to play 
Shippensburg, and April 7 to 
play Bloomsburg. The times for 
those games are set to start for 2 
and 1 p.m. respectivley, all games 
are doubleheaders. 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 15 

Toby's Two Cents: NFL should take a hard stand on 
Titan's star cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
Many professional athletes have 
always seemed to have problems 
obeying the law. Maybe it s the mil- 
lions of dollars thrown at them at 
such a young age. Maybe it's the air 
of invincibility that seems to sur- 
round the most prestigious of the 
pros. Either way, the long arm of the 
law has had little difficulty catching 
up to the players who choose to go 
against it. 

While most professional leagues 
have produced law abiding citizens 
recently, the NFL has had some se- 
rious issues. Guys like Chris Henry 
and Tank Johnson consistently find 
themselves in trouble. The Cincin- 
nati Bengals have had almost ten 
players arrested for separate crimes 
in the past year alone. But there is 
one player who is in a league of his 
own when it comes to vandalism 
and disobedience. 

Adam "Pacman" Jones has 
been arrested five times since he 
came into the NFL just two years 
ago. He is currently under inves- 
tigation for "making it rain" at a 
strip club, leading to an outburst 
of violence on and off the per- 

former's stage. By making it rain, 
I mean to say he threw roughly 
80,000 dollars at a couple of ex- 
otic dancers, and the crowd pro- 
ceeded to see nothing but dollar 
signs and dreams of big houses and 
fancy cars. That particular night is 
currently under investigation. 

Actions such as these are what 
have Jones meeting with new NFL 
commissioner Roger Goodell to 
determine what to do with the 
troubled young enigmatic defensive 
back. While there is no set suspen- 
sion for players that have been in 
trouble the way Jones has, Goodell 
could take the matter into his own 
hands and suspend Jones for a year. 
He could also go easy on him and 
give him another warning, leaving 
Pacmans future up to his coaches 
and the law (primarily the law). 

What Goodell decides to do 
will, without a doubt, revolve 
around what he makes of Jones's 
character. The issue with Pacman 
has never been whether he is a 
good teammate or a loyal friend, or 
even a good person at heart. The is- 
sue has been who he is good friends 
with and who he refuses to aban- 
don. Obviously, the guy does not 

deserve a free pass and he clearly 
has many demons that need to be 
dealt with. Anyone who throws 80 
grand around at a strip club like 
toilet paper at Rocky Horror has 
to be slightly off. But it seems like 
Pacman is almost too loyal, refus- 
ing to leave behind his troubled 
friends and surround himself with 
a better crowd of people. He is a 
classic case of someone who has the 
opportunity to do great things, but 
refuses to do it. 

Therefore, I feel Goodell or 
the Titans have to make a stand, as 
much for Jones as for the league it- 
self. There has never (at least to my 
recollection) been a player who gets 
into trouble as consistently as him. 
Whether it's disputes with traffic 
officers or pole dancers, he always 
seems to be doing something he 
shouldn't be doing. The Titans re- 
cently signed Nick Harper from the 
Indianapolis Colts, who was not 
brought on board to be a nickel back. 
Whether Goodell suspends Pacman 
or not, Titans coach Jeff Fischer will 
probably do so anyways. I expect to 
see Adam "Pacman" Jones making it 

Adam "Pacman" Jones was smiling a lot after his breakout 2006 sea- 
son, but the only thing he'll be breaking out of any time soon may be a 
federal prison after being accused of numerous felonies, 
he is suspended for the season. reer ahead of him along with a life 

I hope that this is not the end full of opportunity. Hopefully the 
of the line for Jones. He is a one NFL takes a stand; not for the sake 
of a kind talent (and supposedly a of punishing a bad kid, but for the 

one of a kind teammate) that, if he sake of saving the career and maybe 
rain pennies horn his front porch at ^ ^ ^ together has a great ca _ Hfe of 

a promising young player. 

home in College Park, Georgia after 

Men's Track & Field competes at Jim Taylor Invitational 

Gray wins shot put and discus, Sanford picks up victory in 1500 


Flashlight Copy Editor & Writer 
The Men's track and field team 
traveled to Susquehanna Univer- 
sity for the 23rd Annual Jim Taylor 
Invitational on March 31 with im- 
pressive results and high rankings 
in several events. 

Freshman Mike Gray won first 
place in the shot put as well as the 
discus. Gray tossed the shot put for 
48 feet 1 1.75 inches and threw the 
disc for 1 50 feet 1 1 inches. Upon 
reaching the Men's Triple Jump, 
Gray improved his placement from 
last meet, jumping 41 feet 7 inch- 
es, putting him in fourth place for 
that event. 

Gray beat out Chris Greene by 
3.50 inches. Greene's final in the 
Mens Triple Jump landed him in 
fifth with 40 feet 10.50 inches. 

Greene also competed in the 
Mens Long Jump, finishing in 

fourth place with a jump of 20 feet 
7 inches. 

Junior Dave Sanford received 
first place in the Men's 1500 Me- 
ter Run with a time of 3:59.05. 
Sanford ran a smart race staying in 
the position of the track where he 
wanted to run until it came time 
for the final straight away and blew 
away his opponents. 

Senior Ricky Jones ran a tough 
race and placed second with a time 
of 11.43 in the 100 Meter Dash, 
improving on the time he ran in his 
heat by .5 seconds. Jones finished 
tied for the best time in the heat 
that he ran with a time of 11.48. 
In the 5000 Meter Run, Mansfield 
University graduate Josh Wooten 
finished with a time of 15:20.41, 
and finished in third place. 

In his first collegiate outdoor 
track meet, Brandon Smith fin- 
ished in seventh place in the high 
jump with a jump of 5 feet 8 inches. 

Smith also threw the shot put for 
the first time ever and improved on 
each throw and finished with a best 
throw of 27 feet 7 inches. 

Freshman Jameson Keeler 
had a nice meet placing in both 
the javelin and shot put. Keeler 
came in fourth place in the javelin 
with a throw of 175 feet, 9 inches. 
Keeler actually came in second 
place in the college division of 
the event. Keeler finished in sixth 
place in the shot put with a throw 
of 39 feet 8 inches. 

Staying in the throwing events, 
Sophomores Chris Pender and 
Chris Boswell both competed in 
their first collegiate track meet. 
Pender finished in 16th place with 
a throw of 142 feet 5 inches, while 
Boswell finished right behind him 
in 17th place with a throw of 140 
feet 1 inch. 

Sophomore Bryan Falcone fin- 
ished in ninth place in the 400 me- 

ters with a time of 52.44. Freshman 
John Mark-Stoltz finished in eighth 
place in the 800 meter race with a 
time of 2:00.24 while sophomore 
Matt Zimmerman finished in 16th 
place with a time of 2:07.97. 

Head coach Mike Rohl was 
pleased with the performance of his 
runners, "We worked them hard 
throughout this past weeks practice 
and they came out here on tired legs 
and performed very well," coach 
Rohl said. 

Other teams that participated 
in the meet were division 1 Buck- 
nell University, Bloomsburg, Lock 
Haven, the College of Misecordia, 
Messiah, Susquehanna, Elizabeth- 
town, Houghton, Oswego State and 
Penn College. 

Both the men's and women's 
track team will travel to Millers- 
ville University on Saturday to par- 
ticipate in the battle of the PSAC 
east meet. 


Freshman Mike Gray had another 
big afternoon this past Saturday 
at Susquehanna. Gray notched 
first place throws in both the 
discus and the shot put. 

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Volume 89, Issue 9 


Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Mountaineer baseball gets back on winning track 

Mansfield splits doubleheaders with West Chester 


Flashlight Co-Sports Edtior 
The Mansfield Mountaineer base- 
ball team won four out of six games 
last week, getting on track after a 
slow start to the season. 

Mansfield came into the week 
with a 4-8 record after struggling 
against top-notch competition in 
Florida while other students were 
enjoying their spring break. After a 
weeks worth of wet weather washed 
out any action the Mountaineers 
planned on seeing, the men im- 
proved their record to 8-10. 

The week started with a double 
header against the Lock Haven Bald 
Eagles. The game was not originally 
on either team's schedule, but was 
added at the last second because of 
the poor weather. 

The Mountaineers won both 
games of the double header by fi- 
nal scores of 5-3 and 15-5. Cody 
Stinger and Ryan Wyland starred 
for the black and red in eame one. 

each finishing 2-4 with two RBIs. 
Eric Rosen berger picked up the win, 
throwing five scoreless innings while 
giving up just two hits and striking 
out four. 

Mansfield jumped all over the 
Bald Eagles in game two, scoring 
13 runs over the first five innings en 
route to the victory. Wyland con- 
tinued his stellar season by adding 
four RBIs to his total, while Dave 
Meldrum and Nate Grove had three 
RBIs a piece. Wyland contributed as 
much on the mound as he did at the 
plate, throwing four innings of one 
hit ball, giving up just one earned 
run and picking up the win. 

The Mountaineers brought 
their new found momentum home 
for their conference opener against 
West Chester. The Golden Rams 
posed a harder challenge for Mans- 
field than did the Bald Eagles. They 
came into the double header with 
an 11-4 record, along with the title 
of 19th ranked team in the country. 

West Chester flexed their muscles 
in game one and looked superior to 
the Mountaineers, winning the con- 
test in a blowout by a final score of 

The Mountaineers exacted their 
revenge in game two of the double- 
header 7-4. With the game tied 
at four in the sixth, Cody Stinger 
belted a three run homerun to give 
Mansfield the lead. Wyland went 
the distance for his second win of 
the week. 

The teams met once again later 
in the week to the same results, split- 
ting another double header. After 
losing the first game 6-2, the Moun- 
taineers pounded out a 9-4 victory. 
Shane Ryan picked up his first win 
of the season, going 5.2 innings for 
the victory. 

The Mountaineers are in action 
on Tuesday, April 3 against I.U.P. 
and Wednesday, April 6 against 
Millersville at Shaute Field. 

Batting Average: 

Scott Erkkson - .370 

Runs Batted In: 

Dave Meldrum - 22 

Home Runs: 

Meldrum - 3 


Ryan Wyland -25 

Earned Run Average: 

Wyland -3.15 




Wyland - 3 


Tyler Noel - 1 

Coming up in Mountie Sports 

April 1 

Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs Shippensburg 

Baseball: 1 p.m. vs 

Softball: 2 p.m. @ 
East Stroudsburg 

Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs Millersville 

Softball: 2 p.m. vs 

Baseball: 1 p.m. @ West 

Softball: 1 p.m. vs 

Track & Field @ Mill. 



Baseball: 1 p.m. @ 

Softball: 2 p.m. vs 
West Chester 




Baseball: 1 p.m. 
@ Bloomsburg 

Softball: 2:30 @ 


Baseball: 1 p.m. vs 

Softball: 1 p.m. @ 

Track @ Bucknell 

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Mansfield band in top 


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McKenna resigns as vice president of 
advancement for Mansfield University 


Flashlight Writer 
Maureen McKenna, Mansfield University's 
Vice President for University Advancement, 
will be resigning from her position at the end 
of this year. 

University Advancement serves the Uni- 
versity through public relations, publications, 
printing, alumni affairs, grants development 
and fundraising. 

McKenna is also the executive director of the 
Mansfield University Foundation. The Founda- 
tion exists to support present and future students 
and programs at Mansfield University. It receives 
private gifts from individuals and businesses who 
wish to enhance the quality of the university. 

As Vice President and Executive Director, 
she had many duties including working with 
the board to raise private funds and requesting 
committees to manage investments. Several 
departments had to report to her, including 


Mckenna is leaving after over two years of 
working at Mansfield. 

alumni affairs, and grants. McKenna leaves the 
university with two and-a-half years of work- 
ing experience. 

She was not looking into the position at 
the time, but she was referred by someone else. 
She decided to take the job because she was im- 
pressed by the foundation, and with the chal- 
lenge that existed. 

"I could see where I could make a difference 
here," McKenna said. ^ 

After leaving the university, McKenna says that 
she is considering several different options for herself 

"I will work with President Loeschkes 
transition team to ensure continued success in 
these efforts and the bright future that President 
Loeschkes leadership will ensure. Mansfield 
University has a long and proud tradition and it 
has been a pleasure to help to secure Mansfield 
University's upcoming 1 50 years," said McKenna 
according to her prepared statement, which was 
sent out to faculty. 

During her time here she accomplished, 
many things and made many memories. 

See McKENNA pg. 3 

Annual MISO Festival held in North Manser 


Flashlight Copy Editor 
The Mansfield International Student Organiza- 
tion (MISO) held its annual festival on April 14 
in North Manser Dining Hall. 

Close to 200 people were in attendance 
to feast on a buffet of cultural dishes, listen to 
Irish musical performances and watch a Celtic 
dance group as well as other forms of entertain- 
ment. The theme of the festival was Connecting 
Oceans: Cultures and People. The colors blue and 
green were chosen as the color for the theme. 

The festival began with introductions from 
hosts Brian Cunningham and Elizabeth Kenny. 
Cunningham attended Mansfield University last 
year as an exchange student from Scodand. 

Tatiana Sokolova, MISO President and a 
Russian exchange student, gave the opening ad- 
dress to begin the festival. A music performance 
from Dr. Timothy Madigan, Joris Decolvenaer, 
Laura Orshaw and Mychal West followed the 
speech. The group played traditional Irish jigs 
and reels. v 

We came up with the list of tunes based on 
what we know in common and felt were easy 

enough for non-Irish traditional music players to 
learn quickly (Joris and Mychal). Sahr Thomas 
was supposed to join us by providing percussion 
on djembe but he burned his hands the week be- 
fore so could not play," Madigan said. 

Following the musical performance was a 
Celtic dance group out of Horseheads, New York 
called The Ring of Chiarraighe. 

While guests filled their plates, Vice-Presi- 
dent of MISO and Japanese exchange student 
Hiroki Fukuyama played a slide show for the au- 
dience. The slide show was filled with pictures of 
MISO members and students preparing the food 
for the festival. 

Dorothee Eisner is Parliamentarian for 
MISO as well as the director of the food commit- 
tee and a German exchange student. 

"It took quite awhile because we had to col- 
lect recipes from the MISO members. It took 
about four weeks to put everything together. We 
had to arrange the recipes onto a menu and then 
go shopping for the food. The food committee 
was sent to talk to people about how much the 
measurements were and to figure out how to 
make them even. Each country has different mea- 

surements," Eisner said. 

A fashion show was a part of the nights 
events. Different attire from countries such as 
Russia and African nations were displayed during 
the show. 

"We try to have a fashion show each year to 
show the different styles of dress," Sokolova said. 
"We always have two guest speakers, one profes- 
sor and one student." 

The student speaker was Christian Spangen- 
berg and the professor was Dr. Azizur Mollar. 
Mollar is the advisor to the Anthropology Club, 
which works closely with MISO. "It was a plea- 
sure. I got to share my feelings and perspectives," 
Mollar said. 

An African Dance Group, lead by Ellen 
Ganbrah, who is originally from Ghana, per- 
formed traditional African dances. The Russian 
Pan Cake Play was later performed by the mem- 
bers of MISO. The night finished with a closing 
address and song from the MISO advisor Ms. 
Annie Cooper. She called the MISO members to 
the stage to sing the chosen theme song for this 
years festival, "We Are the World." 


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SGA Update 


Flashlight Writer 

This week at Student Government, the senate was offered a proposal by 
Meg Olney to approve the recognition of an organization titled Sister to 
Sister. This organization is geared to address women's issues on campus and 
throughout the world. 

Student Government also announced the finalization of the Casino 
Night budget. Casino Night will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday, 
May 2 at Jazzmans Cafe. Food and refreshments as well as an assortment 
of prizes for students to win. 

SGA began reviewing constitutional revisions this week. The sen- 
ate approved Femi Ogundele's implementation of "The Big Ten" into the 
constitution. "The Big Ten" are mandatory seats on SGA senate that will 
be filled by a representative of the following organizations: BSU, ARHC, 
MAC, SAAC, MISO, Kelchner Fitness Center representative, Greek Life, 
commuter student representative, MU Sayre Campus representative and 
WNTE. As of next semester these organizations must have a representative 
from their organizations participate in the Student Government Seriate. 

SGA also voted upon many other revisions to their constitution. A 
copy of the revised constitution is available for students to look at in the 
Student Government office, located at 321 Alumni Hall. 

Senate finished the meeting by having an open discussion regarding 
the issues facing elections. As it stands right now, the election for vice presi- 
dent is being extended until this Friday at midnight. Students are able to 
vote via for their respective representatives. 

Student Government will be approving the new constitution next 
week. To voice your opinions, comments, and concerns, Student Gov- 
ernment welcomes all students, faculty, and staff to attend their meetings 
Mondays at 9:1 5 p.m. in the Alumni Student Center. 

Yung Joe & Juelz Santana 
perform at Mansfield 


Flashlight writer 
The Mansfield Activities Council 
(MAC) is bringing in rap artists 
Juelz Santana and Yung Joe for 
the spring concert this Friday. 
The doors open for the public at 
Decker Gym at 7:00pm. 

Yung Joe is a hip-hop artist 
with a southern twang coming 
from Atlanta, Georgia. Joe is a 
Grammy Award winner for his 
debut song, "It's Going Down." 
Yung Joe works in close coordinates 
with music mogul Sean "P Diddy" 
Combs as a member of the Bad 
Boy South record label. 

Juelz Santana is a Dominican 
rapper hailing from the streets of 
Harlem, New York. Known for his 
involvement with fellow label mate 
Camron on hits such as "Oh Boy" 
and "Hey Ma," Santana is now 
working on his newest album titled 
"Born to lose, Built to win." 

* Students seem to be excited 
for the concert this semester. MAC 
student worker Nikki Terrell ex- 
plained that ticket sales were going 

very well. 

"There are many campus 
organizations helping out this year 
as well," MAC student worker 
Carlos Perez said, "Its good to see 
different organizations working on 
one project." 

This is the first rap concert since 
the controversial visit of rap artist 
Lloyd Banks. Response to his arrival 
was met with a residence hall shut 
down and vast amounts of security. 
While the rapper posed no appar- 
ent threats, administration made 
students believe shutting down the 
campus was taking necessary precau- 
tions to ensure students' safety. 

Since that concert, Mansfield 
Activities Council has brought in 
other acts such as alternative band 
O.A.R., as well as last semesters 
comedy show featuring Kevin 
Hart. For both of these events there 
was no real boost in security or lo- 
cal police enforcement. 

In wake of the Lloyd Banks 
concert there was an open forum 
where students voiced their opin- 
ion on the University's response to 


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from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. All are welcome. We are 

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shut down the campus. With no 
reports of violence in correlation to 
the event, many students felt that 
it was a reaction based on the genre 
of music instead of a legitimate 
threat to the people. 

When asked if there were any 
additional concerns because of the 
rap genre, MAC advisor Clarence 
Crisp said, "The issues come from 
how locals receive black rap art- 
ists." Crisp said, "These guys are 
no different than anyone else, they 
are businessmen." 

According to Sergant Delosa 
from the university police there is 
increased security for any concert 
of such magnitude. However he 
was unable to state specifics and 
whether there would be another 
campus 'lockdown,' as there was 
for Lloyd Banks. 

While an argument can be 
made for the negative message 
that is promoted in their music, 
the question of if they are an 
actual danger to the student body 

still looms. As there is expected 
to be a good showing of police 
and security for this concert, the 
necessity of such a precaution is 
still questionable. 


When Yung Joe and Juelz 
Santana perform at Mansfield 
this Friday they will be counted 
among past acts such as such as 
Boyz II Men, Three Doors Down, 
Dave Chappelle and O.A.R. 

Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Little Eagles of Siberia sing 
in concert at Mansfield 


Flashlight Writer * 
Mansfield University hosted a flock of Eagles on April 3 
in Steadman Theatre when The Little Eagles of Siberia 
landed to give a concert. 

The Krasnoyarks Children's Choir was founded in 
1971 by a woman named Ludmilla Stebenjokva in the 
city of Krasnoyarks in Sibera. Stebenjokva is a recog- 
nized choral conductor throughout the East. 

When it was decided that her group would be 
performing internationally, they became known as The 
Little Eagles of Siberia and took off. The choir has per- 
formed in over 1 5 countries and to audiences of over 
half a million. 

Getting into The Little Eagles is a great honor for 
these children, who range in age of 1 1 to 19. Every year, 
150 students are selected to go to an intense training 
school where they work on their singing, theory, stage 
movement and foreign languages. After they finish at- 
tending classes, the students then have to go through a 
rigorous audition process that can become very fierce. 
Once the process is all done 24 students are selected to 
continue on to be part of the choir. 

At the Mansfield University performance, Larissa 
Stebenjkova served as the announcer and translator of 
the evening, introducing the songs and giving some 
background information about them. "I do this with 
great pride," Stebenjkova said. "This represents my 
country and my people." 

Traditional Russian folk music, including "The 
Reindeer" and "Red Sarafan" to songs from the coun- 
tries they have visited, like "Old MacDoodle Had 
a Band" from England and "Jingle Bells" from the 
United States. 

The Choir was directed by Stebnikova and ac- 
companied on piano by Vladimir Potapof on select 
songs. Most of the pieces performed were done a cap- 


The Little Eagles, a children's choir composed of 1 1 
to 1 9 year-olds, performs internationally. 

pella. One of the more moving pieces of the evening 
was their rendition of "This Train is Bound for Glory" 
done in English. 

Applause for the number stopped the show. 
Throughout the performance it was apparent that these 
children love what they are doing, and are the best of 
the best. The program mentions that they have been 
hailed "Russia's answer to the Vienna Boy's Choir." 

The finale of the performance featured the choir in 
traditional Russian costumes of bright reds, blues and 
yellows. They sang a variety of different Russian folk 
songs. They also played a variety of folk instruments 
including a balalaika, which is a type of stringed instru- 
ment similar to a guitar. The bright colors were a stark 
contrast to the simple black and white clothing they 
wore during the first portion of the performance. 

Unique food drive to take place at 
AHSC as part of leadership project 


Flashlight Copy Editor 
A food drive will be taking place on from 1 1 a.m. to 2 
p.m. on April 19 near Alumni Hall Student Center. 

The food drive is part of Martha Harkleroad s gold 
level project for the Mountaineer Leadership Program. 
Harkleroad is a sophomore psychology major with a 
specialization in Human Resources. Harkleroads proj- 
ect is called 'Skip a Meal for Tioga County'. 

"This project is to make people aware for a little 
while what it is like to be hungry," Harkleroad said. "I 
also hope it will let the faculty and students know how a 
family struggles with on a day to day basis in providing 
food for their families." 

This project is something that Harkleroad can relate 
to. "I remember going to school hungry because there 
was no cereal or milk for breakfast in the morning and 
not enough time to go to breakfast at school because the 
bus was late," Harkleroad said. 

Harkleroad s family signed up for food stamps and 

WIC to help with the food expenses. However, some- 
times at the end of the month the food and money ran 


Food insecurity is still a problem today and it is also 
still present in Harkleroad s life. "My parents no longer 
get food stamps because they are making too much, but 
yet not enough to fill the refrigerator," Harkleroad said. 
"I walk into my parents house and open the cupboards 
to find nothing in them." 

All any of the students, faculty or staff need to do to 
participate in 'Skip a Meal for Tioga County' is drop by 
Harkleroad s table sign in and donate as much money as 
they would pay for a lunch. 

All of the proceeds will benefit Mansfield Food 
Pantry. Everyone who donates money will also receive a 
hunger awareness ribbon. 

"Food insecurity is a big problem and has been for 
ten years in my family," Harkleroad said. 

Dr. Adam Brennan 
elected to the American 
Bandmaster's Association 


Flashlight Writer 
Dr. Adam Brennan was elected to 
the American Bandmaster's Asso- 
ciation (ABA) during the 2007 ABA 
Convention in San Luis Obispo, 
CA in early March. 

According to the ABA website, 
the association was created in 1928 
to offer quality conductor educa- 
tion, more quality music written 
for bands, better bands, a sense of 
camaraderie among bandmasters, 
"universal band instrumentation, 
a higher standard of artistic excel- 
lence, and induce prominent com- 
posers of all countries to write for 
the band." 

"We conceived the idea of cre- 
ating an ABA for the purpose of 
furthering the interests of outstand- 
ing bandmasters and of interesting 
composers, arrangers and music 
publishers in Wind Band music. It 
would be the aim of ABA to unite 
in a concerted effort to influence 
the best composers to write for the 
Wind Band," the ABA website said. 

Brennan is a full professor 
here at Mansfield University. He 
has served as the Director of Bands 
for the past 12 years. He is also the 
Music Department Chair and direc- 
tor of the Marching Band and The 
Concert Wind Ensemble. He co- 
ordinates the graduate programs in 
the Music Department and teaches 
courses in instrumental conducting. 

Brennan has arranged approx- 

imately 72 pieces for the March- 
ing Band. He has written about 
five pieces, including one each for 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Tau 
Beta Sigma. 

The ABA has a long process for 
consideration of election. "I was first 
nominated two years ago by a past 
[ABA] president. I was required to 
submit a vitae and recordings rep- 
resenting the past five years of work 
along with numerous programs to 
demonstrate that the wind ensem- 
ble I direct is of the highest quality. 
These recordings and programs were 
reviewed by a panel of ABA members 
who make a decision as to whether or 
not a candidate's work is worthy of 
membership," Brennan said. 

Brennan found out about his 
election while guest conducting in 
Oswego, New York. 

"I was honored, but quite 
stunned. I never really thought I 
would be accepted," Brennan said. 
"I feel this sense of obligation, now 
more than ever, to make a difference 
— to do something meaningful for 
the profession and the students that 


Brennan says that the best thing 
about being part of the ABA is that 
it puts him in contact with great 
people that he both admires and 
respects. "I feel like I have these fan- 
tastic new resources and I can't wait 
to pick their brains about teaching 


Some of those accomplishments include raising over $10 million 
for the schools campaign, "Our Special Mission: Our Future," being 
able to conduct successful alumni events, and execute President Loe- 
schkes leadership theme in marketing and fundraising. Throughout this 
process the university has been able to increase scholarship support to 
students by more than 30 percent. She says that she has also come to 
love Mansfield University. 

"Mansfield is small, but people work hard here. People wear many 
hats," said McKenna. 

Giving advice to the next person that will be filling her position, McK- 
enna believes that appreciating history is important, because Mansfield has 
tremendous history. "We need to maintain appearance here. There seems to 
be a connectedness here. Small equals advantage," said McKenna. She also 
says that the person chosen needs to be able to move forward from where 
we arc now. "I think I leave the office strengthened and I hope that the next 
person can take over and be just as successful." 

4- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Student Life & Leadership 
Development Outstanding 
Service Awards Banquet 

Fire rages at Warren L. Miller Elementary 

The eighteenth annual Student Life & Leadership Development Out- 

standing Student Awards Banquet 

was held in Manser North Dining 

Room on Monday, April 16, 2007. 

This celebration honors students for 

their achievements and recognizes 

the time and effort put forth by the 

various advisors to the many student organizations on campus. 

This year there were had 32 nominees for the outstanding student ser- 

vice awards. Certificates of merit were awarded to the following students. 

Stacy Allesch 

Brooke Moses 

Sarah Best 

Lori Nace 

Sarah Bianco 

Audrey Nichols 

Tessa Bieber 

Paul J. Rainey, III 

LaQuicha Brown 

Maria Schafer 

Cynthia Carlineo 

Joe Seroski 

Owen Crumb 

Amanda Shade 

Eric Czekner 

Laura Shutts 

Keisha-Marie Diaspe 

Tiffani Smalser 

Samantha Enterline 

Alicia Smith 

Jessica Frank 

Corey Tarreto 

Patrick Gillette 

Sahr Thomas 

Leela Golgolab 

Sharon Thomas 

Renee Kastner 

Ronald Wise, Jr. 

Juan Antonio Martin Checa 

Sarah Wright 

Brittany McClain 

MU also had 31 inductees into Who's Who Among Students in Ameri- 

can Universities and Colleges. The following students join an elite group 

of students selected from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning 

in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations: 

Kyle Bellinger 

Julie Luckman-Wilcox 

Sarah Bianco 

Cheyenne McKibbin 

Daanielle Blackman 

Megan Morgan 

Lauren Boeckel 

Karla Mullen 

Christina Carter 

Ashley Munro 

Shelly Castillo 

Tammy Petriwsky 

Christine Fellin 

Rachelle Pintande 

Nicole Freeman 

Amanda Shade 

Sara Funzi 

Darcy Shutt 

Jordan Garman 

Tiffani Smalser 

Julie Harris 

Ashley Swingle 

Whitney Honey 

Caitlin Tierney 

Chad Jackson 

Kathleen Vanderpool 

Jequaii Jones 

Matthew Wood 

Jessica Kent 

Sarah Wright 

Stephanie Klegarth 

Greek Life Awards were presented to the following students: 

Highest GPA/Fraternity Active Members: Taylor Smith, Sigma Alpha 


Highest GPA/Sororiry Active Members: Amanda Shade, Alpha Sigma 

Highest GPA/Fraternity New Members: Bryan Wenrich, Sigma Tau 


Highest GPA/Sororiry New Members: Rhonda Renninger, Alpha Sigma 



80 firefighters from Mansfield, Wellsboro, Blossburg, Tioga and Lawrenceville responded to extinguish the fire. 


Flashlight Editor-in-Chief 
The fire started around midnight on 
Friday, April 13. The blaze began 
in the lower level of the school and 
spread upstairs through the eleva- 
tor shaft, it is believed to have been 
started by a extension cord that was 
being used beyond it's capacity. 

Classes have been cancelled for 
until April 23 for students that only 
returned to classes for one day after 
their spring break before the fire 
broke out. 

Although the fire was contained 
there was extensive water damage 
from the very necessary, aggressive 

way that the firefighters had to stop 
the fire. 

According to Mansfield Uni- 
versity Provost, Michael Renner, 
the school district won't know if 
the building will be safe to reopen 
until today, April 19 once a fire 
restoration company finishes it's 

Tjie students of W.L. Miller 
Elementary have two options as 
to where to continue classes if the 
school is deemed unsafe for use. 
The Blossburg school district has of- 
fered the use of its space as has the 

"Although we cannot, and will 

not, undermine the academic ex- 
perience for Mansfield University 
students, we have an opportunity 
to show genuine leadership as the 
community responds to this chal- 
lenge," Renner said. "We've taken 
the opportunity and role of helping 
the school with whatever they may 
need," Renner said. 

The school district has told 
Mansfield administration how 
grateful they are to the univer- 
sity for reaching out and allowing 
them to seek the best solution for 
their students, understanding that 
the university is here should they 
need assistance. 

Mansfield University Sesquicentennial 
Time Capsule Project 

The Mansfield University History Club is collecting 
donations for a time capsule to be dedicated this fall 
during the sesquicentennial celebration 
of the university. 

The club Is looking for donations of photos, flyers, T- 
shirts, writings, and other small items that show what life 
is like on campus in the year 2007. 

All donations can be taken to room 213 Pinecrest Manor 
Mon.-Fri. between 8 a.m. and noon, as well as 1 -4 pm. 

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Rossi 

for more information 

Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Mansfield University 
Events Calendar 

Thursday, April 19 

vent: Secret Sneaker Sale, Kelchner Fitness Center, 
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Event: Casino and Game Night- Kelchner Fitness 
enter, 10 p.m. 

Friday, April 20 

klusic: Gabriela Ortiz senior piano recital, 
Steadman Theater, 8 p.m. 

Event: Young Joe and Juelz San tana concert in Decker 
Gymnasium, 8 p.m. 

Saturday, April 21 

Music: Manssa Terramani and Andy Dutko, Soph/Sr 
voice Recital, Steadman Theater, 4 p.m. 

blusic: Sarah Best, Senior Voice Recital, 
Steadman Theater, 6 p.m. 

Sunday, April 22 

Music: Orchestra concert, Steadman Theater, 3 p.m. 

Music: Matt Petrozello and Rebecca Knox, Sr/Jr Voice 
Recital, Steadman Theater, 7 p.m. 

Monday, April 23 

Event: Academic Honors Reception, 4:30 p.m., 
North Manser 

Tuesday, April 24 

Event: Literacy Fair- 7- 8:30 p.m., Reran Center 

Music: Jeffrey Regina, senior guitar recital, Steadman 
Theater, 8 p.m. 

Lone gunman murders 32 at Virginia 
Tech, kills self; Mansfield provost reacts 


Flashlight News Co-Editor 
Terror gripped the campus of Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia 
on Monday. A lone gunman murdered two people in 
a dormitory building at around 7 a.m., eluded police 
for two hours, and proceeded to massacre 30 other stu- 
dents in a classroom building before turning the gun 
on himself. 

Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old senior English ma- 
jor, and a native of South Korea, was identified as the 

According to a professor at Virginia Tech, Cho was 
a depressed individual who was encouraged multiple 
times to seek counseling. His writing in a playwright 
class was also described by students as "morbid and gro- 

Cho's body was found in the classroom where most 
of the killing took place. He was found in possession 
of a note threatening bombing of the university's engi- 
neering buildings. Several bomb threats were called in 
to Virginia Tech last week. 

Virginia Tech police officials and university admin- 
istrators came under fire early in the investigation re- 
garding the lack of information which was passed down 
to the student body after the first shooting. Thousands 
of students went to classes unaware of the fact that there 
had been a murder on campus with a killer still on the 


Dr. Michael Renner, the Provost at Mansfield Uni- 
versity, confirmed that the university does have an early 
warning system, although he could not directly com- 
ment on what it is. 

"The university has an emergency response plan in 
place," Renner said. "It includes a component of com- 
munication for informing the campus." 

Legislation already in existence requires that stu- 
dents be informed of certain offenses on campus. The 
Clery Act, established in 1 990 after the murder of Le- 
high University student Jeanne Ann Clery in her dor- 
mitory in 1986, states that students must be informed 
of crimes in the main categories of murder, forced and 
non-forced sexual offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, 
burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The act also 
states that information must be passed on to students 
in a timely manner, but it does not state a time limit on 

that information. Critics of the investigation at Vir- 
ginia Tech are questioning whether or not the Clery Act 
was appropriately followed. 

According to Renner, Mansfield University Presi- 
dent Maravene Loeschke was apprised of the situation 
in Blacksburg, and had met with her staff. 

"The President met with her senior advisors this 
morning to check with them to essentially make sure 
that everyone knew how we would respond if some- 
thing were to occur," said Renner. "We review the plan 
every year, and there is a copy easily accessible to every 
member of the cabinet." 

The Presidents advisors include the university's 
vice presidents, interim Dean of Faculty Dr. Peter 
Keller, Renner, and Dia Carleton, Director of Human 

While saying that he believes Mansfield University 
is well prepared for a violent event, he acknowledges 
that there is always room for improvement of proce- 

"Could we do a more thorough job of planning? 
Of course," Renner said. "(This incident) is obviously 
going to cause us to think very hard about whether 
we've thought of every thing we could think of and 
what we would do. What happened at Virginia Tech 
has caused us to ask a bunch of questions to make sure 
that what we have planned is adequate. I don't mean 
in any way to imply that it's not; We just want to think 
very carefully and make sure that the plan we have is the 
best possible plan we can have." 

Renner said that he believed the likelihood of 
this type of incident happening at Mansfield was very 
small. He gave his own thoughts on how Mansfield 
could make sure that an event of this nature never oc- 
curs there. 

"Being a smaller place where there's a stronger 
sense of community people are inherently more con- 
nected to the others around them," Renner said. "One 
person can run amok, and there is no institutional, 
structural or administrative thing we could do to pre- 
vent that. The way that you prevent it as best you can is 
for human beings on campus to care about each other, 
and for people to be looking out for each other." 

Erica Hudock contributed to this article. 


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Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 19,2007 

Mansfield's own Jersey Bound Trunk Crew in MTVU competition top 15 


Flashlight Writer 
"No, man, I wouldn't die for nothing, 
I was blurring! Listen, first you gotta 
learn to live for somethingP 

The lyrics from "The New 
Edition," the first track from 
Jersey Bound Trunk Crew's (JBTC) 
newest album, "Get Down Dirty 
Disco," aim at you as if they had 
a sniper beam pointed directly at 
your right brain. They stand as the 
personification of the title of the 
song as well, providing themselves 
and Mansfield University a kind of 
publicity never before experienced. 

From the previous article 
covering JBTC's recognition as 
MTV U's Best Music On Campus, 
the band has since snuggled into 
the comfortable arms of the top 15 
bands left in the competition. 

I leapt at another chance to 
talk with Ryan, ahem, I mean, 
Emcee Hype and follow up a bit 
on what's been happening. While 
he says he and the band are excited, 
"we haven't really talked about it a 
whole lot, we're just kind of going 
about our business." But don't 
mistake that for a lack of energy. 
No, no, energy is the one thing they 
have plenty of. If you happened 

to catch their performance at The 
Hut on April 14, you'd see why. 

It's interesting enough to see 
the gadgets set up on the stage 
spewing clicks and pops that do 
a complete Optimus Prime and 
transform from noise to beats 
that fancy Run DMC, but then 
you get to see the sweaty, hyper 
performance of Hype, Gumshu 
and PartyPicasso, where the only 
way your head doesn't bounce is if 
you've been decapitated 

Theenergyof the performance 
was shocking to me, actually, as the 
heart of this conversation took 
place in the quiet, artsy atmosphere 
of Night and Day Coffee Cafe. 
Picture me, the lanky, shaggy- 
haired, sandal wearing tall kid, 
and Hype, the tattooed, pierced, 
tight shirted, rapping punk rocker 
discussing the politics of music 
and sipping on our lattes. Sure, we 
discussed the latest news on the 
band in the top 15 and the comings 
of the group should things work 
out or not with the record label. 
But after a joke made about the 
music being played from the radio 
in the coffecshop, the true meaning 
of the lyrics above came about. 

Music is about honesty - if you 

can't be honest with your music, 
then it can't be truly felt. Thus, to 
"live for something" before you 
"die for nothing" reigns true to the 
musicians code. 

In discussing the possibility 
of Epic Records changing the 
band's style, Hype said, "You're 
almost better off not winning 
[the competition]," and related 
the situation to American Idol. 
He said, "I don't think we'd ever 
sell out, there'd have to be some 
major negotiations, you know? 
We don't want to be the next 
Vanilla Ice or something. We 
don't want to get screwed." 

As far as competition, Hype 
says the only the/re really worried 
about is "this girl, a singer/ 
songwriter from New Jersey 
- and she's hot, so that'll be a big 
factor." But staying on the "glass 
is half full" side, he says that if 
the competition shouldn't work 
out, they'd "still have a lot of great 
stuff to add to our press kit, and 
maybe some of those smaller labels 
we were looking at before this will 
notice us." 

We talked about the late Elliott 
Smith and Jeff Buckley and their 
impact on the underground world 

of music and perhaps their deaths 
being signs of the death of the 
underground. Too often now are 
bands digging holes to the top only 
to be spoiled by the daylight of the 
major record label (case and point, 
Fall Out Boy). 

But being careful not to 
contradict, JBTC still remains aware 

that the bigger the label, the bigger 
the audience. Record labels can get 
bigger and smaller at any point, 
but it's the heart of the music that 
always remains the biggest, most 
powerful pilot. 

You can vote for Jersey Bound 
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Thursday, April 19,2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight -7 

Last.f m is taking college campuses by 
storm with its "social music revolution" 

The college rock revolution is ex- 
ploding. Modest Mouse is No. 1 
on Billboard albums charts this 
week, with Arcade Fire and the 
Shins also riding high - and Last. 
Fm is becoming the key destination 
for college music fans fueling those 
bands' success. 

London-based is tak- 
ing college campuses by storm with 
its "social music revolution." The 
music recommendation engine not 
only intelligently recommends new 
songs, artists and local concerts on- 
line, but it also connects members 
based on their musical tastes. 

As new statistics reveal, the 
artists most listencd-to amongst 
Last, frn's student user base are over- 
whelmingly the vanguards of the 
new college rock revolution - The 
Shins, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, 
the Decembrists. Artists and fans 
alike are moving beyond MySpace 
to where this new scene is 
fomenting - Modest Mouse, for ex- 
ample, has almost 10 million more 

total plays on than they do 
on MySpace. is also overcoming 
MySpace as the best online service 
for new college bands looking to 
follow in the footsteps of inde- 
pendent heroes such as Death Cab 
For Cutie. Audio streaming quality 
is higher, there are no song upload 
limits and — as the statistics show 

— there's a huge student user base 
on the site hungry for new college 
rock sounds. Student bands can use 
the site to connect to users they 
know will be into their music, while 
their fans can spread the word with 
embeddable music players for their 
personal blogs and websites. 

"It's agreat way for college stu- 
dents to connect on a global scale," 
said Martin Stiksel, co-founder of "Regardless of player or 
platform - and whether you listen 
to Chopin, Coltrane or Coldplay 

— we're a place for you to meet peo- 
ple with similar tastes and to learn 
about the newest artists based on 
your current favorites." 

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Birth control prices change 
for college students 

College students have become accus- 
tomed to hearing about price hikes 
for tuition and books, but now the 
battle for their dollar has moved from 
the classroom into the bedroom 

Due to the recently passed 
Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, col- 
lege health centers across the coun- 
try were recently informed that they 
would no longer receive birth control 
discounts from drug manufacturers. 

As students are typically among 
the lowest income earners, health 
centers aim to provide popular 
contraceptives, such as Tri-Cyclen 
Lo and Plan B, at low prices. Us- 
ing manufacturers' discounts and 
sourcing low-cost suppliers were 
two ways that centers could accom- 
plish this goal. 

Unfortunately, the well has 
dried up and there are simply no 
more savings to pass on. The result: 
The next time a student needs to 
purchase contraceptive medications, 
they will be forced to pay more. 

Dr. Jane Halpern, director of 
health services at the Dowell Health 
Center, said " health cen- 
ters got whacked with this law., 
when prices suddenly increase like 
this, double or even more, it's upset- 
ting to the patients (students)..." 

High birth control prices are 
forcing students and women to 
consider their options. Instead of 
paying double or triple the usual 
amount, many are finding the sav- 
ings they seek at popular websites 
such as MyCyclcch. They are meet- 
ing the need by offering popular, 
medications like Nuva Ring, Plan B, 
Alesse and Yasmin at a savings of 
40 percent or more. 

Making purchases online has 
the additional benefit of anonym- 
ity. Women in small communities 
may feel uncomfortable filling their 
prescription at a pharmacy where 
they are known by their pharmacist, 
where local sentiment discourages 
the use of contraceptives. 

DVD Review: Christian Bale gives ex- 
performance in "Harsh Times" 


Features Co-editor 
Fans of "Training Da/' will love 
its writer David Ayer's latest fiick 
"Harsh Times" 

'Harsh Times" stars Christian 
Bale and Freddy Rodriguez as pals 
from South Central Los Angeles. 
Bale's character, Jim Luther Davis is 
a former army ranger who is now 
looking for a. job with the federal 
government. Rodriguez plays his 
best friend, Mike Alonzo (which 
could be a reference to Denzel's 
character in "Training Da/' Alonzo) 
who is also looking for a job because 
his wife, Sylvia (Eva Longoria) is al- 
ways on his case. 

Instead of getting jobs Davis 
and Alonzo spend their days get- 
ting "messed up" at friends' houses 
and in the car while driving around 
South Central. Eventually you get 
a look at the effect being an army 
ranger had on Davis and see how 
deranged he has become after he 
has several incidents testing his 
cool. Alonzo plays the friend who 
is constantly watching his back and 
trying to keep him in line. 

Bale and Rodriguez give great 
on screen performances in "Harsh 

From Tiii Cri aim* Of ■Training Day" 


"Entertainment Weekly" critic Lisa 
Schwarzbaum said that Bale's 
performance is "mesmerizing" in 
"Harsh Times" 

Times. It's a little harder to believe 
Bale's character saying "dog," and 
"homie," after seeing him in "Bat- 
man Begins," Bale is still able to 
pull the performance off Bale has 
many emotional breakouts during 
the film and pulls them off fantasti- 
cally. Anyone who has seen "Ameri- 
can Psycho" knows how well he can 

portray a psycho 

During their escapades of get- 
ting "messed up," Davis and Alonzo 
introduce the viewer to many char- 
acters; a few of whom play impor- 
tant roles throughout the film. For 
example, early in the film the viewer 
gets introduced to Marta, Jim's girl- 
friend who lives in Mexico Jim is 
looking for a job so he can satisfy 
the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service, who ask that he have a job 
before he can bring Marta into the 
United States and marry her. 

Although this is Ayer's first film 
he directed, the movie gives off that 
"Training Da/' feeling. Many of the 
scenes take place in a car, and the 
movie's cinematography will remind 
you of Denzel and Ethan Hawke's 
scenes in 'Training Day." 

'Harsh Times" is a thrilling 
film with plenty of surprises. There 
are plenty of spontaneous events 
that will make the viewer say "wow" 
and enough swearing and drug use 
to offend anybody. It is worth see- 
ing multiple times, and some may 
find it is even better than "Training 
Day." Overall, Ayer has put out a 
solid film with his directorial debut. 

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ansfield students mark the date 
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Almost 4/20 Movie Night is sponsored by the Political 
Science Club and will be held on April 19. According to 
the Facebook event group, "there's nothing wrong with 
celebrating a little early." The movies "Tenacious D In The 
Pick of Destiny" and "How High" will be shown at The 
Hut from 7 to 11 p.m. 

On April 20, Yung Joe and Juelz Santana will be per- 
forming at Decker Gymnasium from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
Tickets are $10 for MU students and $15 for everyone else. 
The concert is sponsored by Mansfield Activities Council. 




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Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 19, 2007 

from the editor' s desk" 


The shooting that occurred 
Monday at Virginia Tech 
have shocked the nation. 
The events have dominated the 
national news and discussion, par- 
ticularly on college campuses. 

This is the largest mass shoot- 
ing in U.S. history. Before Monday 
the largest mass shooting happened 
in 1 99 1 when a man drove his 
truck into a cafeteria in Texas and 
shot 23 people and then killed 

The shooter, who has been 
identified as Cho Seung-hui, killed 
33 people, including himself. 

The story is developing as 
I'm writing this and the facts keep 
pouring in. But one thing is known 
for sure, there were two separate 
shootings and they occurred almost 
two hours apart. Many critics are 
asking why students weren't made 
aware of the fact that there was a 
killer loose on their campus. And 
Vm asking the same thing. I feel 
that so many lives could have been 
saved had students been notified. 
I don't know about anyone else, 
but if I found out that someone 
had been murdered on Mansfield's 
campus I wouldn't set a foot on 
campus until I heard that the killer 
was caught and the campus was 
safe again. 

Unfortunately notifying the 
students is really all they could do. 
Once a shooting like that happens 
no matter what type of precautions 
are in place at your university there 
is no way to stop something like 
that from happening. 

Since the incident some 

Tragedies at Virginia Tech shock the nation 

people have been talking about 
a bill that was denied in January. 
This bill would have given college 
students and employees the right to 
carry handguns while they were on 
campus. Some people believe that 
this bill would have saved the lives 
of some Virginia Tech students on 
Monday. Honestly, I think that is 
ridiculous. The thought of students 
and employees having handguns 
on a college campus is terrifying. 
Maybe it could have saved some 
students lives, however it most 
likely would have turned into a 
shoot out. 

As a member of the media I'm 
completely caught up in the story 
with the rest of the nation, sure I 
get a little annoyed at the constant 
coverage of the same thing over and 
over again. But it's in my nature to 
be interested in the news and the 
latest updates in the story. Which 
is why with all of the other media 
coverage I was reluctant to write 
about the shootings in my editorial, 
but I couldn't help it. It's just too 
big of a story to ignore. For report- 
ers this is the story of a lifetime, 
although by the way they cover the 
news these days, you would think 
Anna Nicole's death was the story 
of a lifetime. However this truly is 
the story of a lifetime. 

One of my friends asked me 
today if I would be like some of 
those students who didn't even 
duck for cover, just took out their 
cell phones and started recording. 

Well, I'm sorry to disappoint 
you but your editor is not one of 
those people. I value my life over 
the story of a lifetime. After every- 
thing was safe you bet I'd be there 
finding out everything I could, but 
not during. Definitely not during. 

Which is another reason that 
I'm happy I go to a school like 
Mansfield. Sure, it's in the middle 
of no where, sometimes boring and 
very small. But that's what makes it 
so great. 

Whether you believe 
it or not Mansfield's cam- 
pus is a very close-knit 
community where I don't 
believe anything like this 
would ever happen ~ at 
least I hope. 

It is because Mans- 
field is so small that it is 
such a close community. 
Reports have just been 
released that a teacher 
went to the police and 
the university because 
she was concerned about 
some of his writings but 
she received no help. 

I feel that at Man- 
sfield a situation like that 
would never happen. If 
a teacher felt as though 
a student needed help, 
that student would get 
it. Whether it was the 
university that helped or 
that teacher themselves. 

In the coming days 
I encourage everyone to 
watch the news and stay 
updated on the story, to 
me being informed is ex- 
tremely important. Also, 
to appreciate Mansfield 
because I truly believe 
something like that 
would never happen in 
this community. 

What do you think? 

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Letter to the Editor: 

It pays to become involved 

Are you often thinking that there is not very much to do here? I sure know I used to think that. Did you know 
that you can create your own fun though? Being a part of an organization has taught me many things, but one 
thing it has taught me stands alone: you can create your own fun. So many organizations have so many different 
types of events, many of which cater to the student body and preach for student involvement. You can be a voice 
in planning these events. I was able to voice a lot of my ideas and even plan some fun events for anyone and 
everyone to attend just by being a part of an organization. 

Did you also know that being an active member of an organization is very good resume material? You can 
be sure that I will be including all the experience I gained from being a member of the radio station on my re- 
sume. What ever your major is, there is an organization for you, and it is one of the best ways to gain knowledge 
in your prospective field of work aside from the classroom. Don't just take my word for it though, check out an 
organization for yourself; there is no harm in visiting. 

This letter is to those students who are not involved. You have probably heard this numerous times, but get 
involved. When I was a freshman, I brushed off that comment whenever I heard it. But now, I leave under- 
standing why it is said. There are so many organizations on this campus that can enrich your college experience. 
Don't let those experiences pass you by. I am sure that there is an organization here that fits with your interests. 
And believe me, these organizations want you. So don't let your time here pass by without doing something with 
it. Explore some organizations, become involved, and use them to your advantage. In the end you will be the 
one leaving with the knowledge, experience, and fun that you obtained from being a part of an organization. So 
don't waste any more time, you'll be surprised how fast it has gone by when it comes to an end. 

Corey Genovese 
-Graduating Senior 

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Earth Day is just around the corner. During the SGA elections candidates 
were very wasteful with our natural resources. A banner, a few flyers, and 
a Facebook Group would have been sufficient for their campaigns. I saw 
tons of flyers posted on walls and windows throughout the day and hun- 
dreds of small flyers placed on all of the tables in Manser. 

Also, while I was trying to relax in my dorm room after a long day 
of classes, one was slipped into my room under my door. I feel it was very 
inappropriate for the candidates to create so many advertising materials. 
I hope that whoever wins the election is not as wasteful with the SGA 
resources as they were with the Earth's. I would strongly suggest that all 
campaign materials be properly disposed of as soon as possible. Our main- 
tenance staffs work very hard to keep the campus a clean environment and 
it is not their responsibility to remove the flyers and propaganda, but it 
is the responsibility of the individuals and organizations that posted such 

I feel that there should be a limit on the amount of posters or 
locations that flyers can be posted for future elections, because candi- 
dates seem to take things to an extreme level and get out of hand with 
the amount of campaign materials they use. Mansfield has increased the 
amount of recycling done on campus, but everyone needs to do their part 
to conserve; especially those running in elections on campus for leadership 

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 13 

On the sidelines with Shelly Forsburg: Softball team 
leader in wins, earned run average and innings pitched 

By DANELLE MILLER more money. SF: Before a game I listen to my has helped you to become a 

Flashlight Copy Editor 
Shelly Forsburg is the outstanding 
pitcher for the Lady Mountaineers 
Softball team. Forsburg continues 
to impress at Mansfield University 
as she did at Broome Community 
College. Forsburg was able to talk 
about why she transferred as well as 
why she chose Mansfield after being 
noted as an All-State selection. 

Danelle Miller: What year are you 
and what is your major? 
Shelly Forsburg: I am currently a 
junior and my major is elementary 
education, soon to be a double ma- 
jor with special education. 

DM: Why did you choose the ma- 
jor you are in? 

SF: I have always wanted to be a 
teacher, ever since Ms. Harvey. She 
had a strong impact on my high 
school years. She was one teacher 
that you knew cared and would 
support you. I want to be able to 
do that for students. I want to show 
them the way to a successful life and 
be there when no one else is. 

DM: Where is your hometown? 
SF: I am from Vestal, New York. 

DM: Why did you transfer? 
SF: I wanted to get better certi- 
fied in education so I can make 


DM: After having standout per- 
formances in which you gained 
Ail-American notoriety at Broome 
Community College, what made 
you decide to attend Mansfield 

SF: I decided to come to Mans- 
field University because it is close 
to my hometown, which allows my 
parents and close friends to come 
to the games as well. It has a small 
campus. I like it when you get to 
know each other and make friends, 
unlike the big campus where it 
seemed I would never meet anyone. 
Our coach was also another reason. 
When I came up for the visit, she 
was friendly and down to earth. She 
also relates well to the team and you 
know she is there for you. 

DM: Did you consider any other 
schools besides Mansfield to trans- 
fer out to? 

SF: I thought about going to 
Bloomsburg and Saint Rose. I also 
debated about going to Iona, which 
is Division I and I also thought 
about going to Alfred State. 

DM: When did you begin playing 

SF: I started playing Softball when I 
was 6 years old and pitching when I 
was 9 years old. 


Shelly Forsburg has been one 
of the lone bright spots on the 
mound this season for Mansfield. 
Her 3.77 ERA is second on the 
team while her three wins are first. 

DM: What is your motivation dur- 
ing the season? 

SF: My motivation is being the best 
that I can. I always step onto the 
field trying to improve myself. 

game 1 listen to my 
Disturbed CD and focus in on 
what I am going to do. I run 
plays through my head to be 
ready for anything. 

DM: How do you think the 
team will finish? 
SF: Right now our team is tak- 
ing it game by game. We are 
doing our best every time we go 
out there. 

DM: What are some awards 
you have earned for Softball? 
SF: When I was at Broome 
Community College I received 
the NJCAA Region III Female 
Athlete of the year 2006, NJ- 
CAA Division III Ail-American 
two years in a row, Player of the 
year 2005-2006 for Mid-State 
Athletic Conference, Player 
of the year Region III Division III 
2005-2006, and Division III Most 
Valuable Pitcher 2005. 

DM: What have you learned from 
softball that you will take with you 
into the future? 

SF: I have learned that hard work 
and determination are important 
qualities in succeeding. Also, if you 
want something, go for it. There is 
nothing stopping you, but yourself. 

Iped you 
better player? 

SF: I have had a few coaches who 
have helped me become better 
through my years. The two the 
stand out are my parents. They have 
put a lot of time into my career. We 
are always in the backyard pitching 
almost every day, and have been for 
years. Even taking me to fields and 
giving me ground balls. They have 
been there since Day 1 and still are. 

DM: Do you have any professional 
softball players that you look up to? 
SF: I honestly do not look up to 
any certain player, but I do have a 
lot of favorite players. I think they 
are all great players and each has 
certain qualities that they display 
extremely well. I hope to develop 
these through my years and play in 
the professional softball league. 

DM: What is your favorite sport 
besides softball and why? 
SF: I don't really have any other 
favorite sports. I just love work- 
ing out and playing different 
sports for fun. 

DM: Are you a part of any other 
athletic teams at Mansfield? 
SF: I only play softball. 

DM: How do you prepare for a 

DM: Do you have a coach that 

Mansfield students react to comments made by former 
national radio icon Don Imus on Rutgers women's bball 

Flashlight Writer 
When Don Imus made his remark 
about the Rutgers Women's basket- 
ball team, it started nationwide dis- 
cussion. The major news networks 
as well as many columnists spent 
plenty of time covering the story. 

Imus' comments have turned 
into more than an offense to the 
Rutgers Women's basketball team, 
but to any person who feels they 
have stake in the issue. 

The Reverend Al Sharpton has 
said that he believes what Imus said 
was an offense to the black com- 
munity. The other side of the ar- 
guement has its supporters as well. 
Senator John McCain has said he 
accepts Imus' apology and believes 

it was sincere. Here at Mansfield 
University, Imus' comments have 
drawn criticism. 

Katrina Brumfield, a junior 
track and field athlete at Mansfield, 
saw some problems with Imus' 
comments and feels that ignorance 
is still a problem. "I think the situ- 
ation with Imus reminds us that ig- 
norance is still out there," Brumfield 
said. "What he said was uncalled 
for. I don't think this situation was 
blown out of proportion. What he 
said was not right and should not be 
said by anyone, especially someone 
in the public eye." 

Another problem that arises 
from the smoke of Imus' comments 
is the institutionalism of racism. Ro- 
chelle Doutrich, a junior Secondary 

Education and Social Studies ma- 
jor, thinks an example needs to be 
made. "I have followed the story for 
a while now and I wonder where 
will the argument end up," Rochelle 
said. He needed to be fired because 
it would show that it is ok to make 
these sorts of comments and they 
will become institutionalized." 

Scth Cornell, a freshman bas- 
ketball player for Mansfield, thinks 
the punishment was just. "There is 
freedom of speech, but that doesn't 
mean what you say will not have 
consequences. I feel that CBS did 
the right thing in firing Imus." Cor- 
nell said. 

During Imus' apology he said 
that his comment had nothing to 
do with race and that he was only 

making a comparison for the sake of 
the conversation. Cornel still thinks 
that what he said was wrong despite 
the excuse. "The whole thing was 
just offending, even when he com- 
pared the players to a guys team," 
Cornel said. 

Ricky Jones, a senior foot- 
ball and track athlete, thinks Imus 
knew that his comments were rac- 
ist deep down inside and that he 
only apologized because it became 
so infamous. "He shouldn't have 
made those comments. He knew 
it was racist when he said it, but he 
didn't think it would get noticed 
like it did. I think he should have 
thought about it because he is seen 
and heard by the public. If someone 
else made the same comment it may 

have not gotten as much attention," 
Jones said. 

Unfortunately Katrina Brum- 
field may be right when she says this 
situation uncovers the ignorance 
that is still in the world. With ce- 
lebrities spouting slurs like this, the 
words of Abraham Lincoln ring 
true, "Nothing is more terrible than 
ignorance in action." 

Despite Imus s apology it was 
not enough to keep his job. Either 
way Imus will go down as one of 
the most well-known radio colum- 
nist of all-time. The problem is that 
many people will know him for the 
wrong reason. When you ask people 
who Don Imus is, you may hear 
isn't that the racist guy? 

14- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Hill, Phifer 

First time in 


Flashlight Writer 
"Its not the size of the dog in the 
fight, but the size of the fight in the 
dog." This phrase is used a lot, espe- 
cially in the sports world, but it held 
true for the Mansfield University 
boxing club at the National Boxing 
tournament in Reno, Nevada this 
past weekend. 

This was the first time Mansfield 
had ever sent three boxers to Na- 
tionals and also the first time that 
two members won a medal. Boxing 
coach Richard Gillespie was happy 
with the results from nationals. 
"We are very excited where we are 
right now. We were like the Cin- 
derella team, we got compliments 
all weekend from other coaches," 
Coach Gillespie said. 

The Mansfield boxing club 
made great improvements this 
year by sending three athletes 
to nationals. 

"This was a big step for our 
program," Gillespie said. "The 
guys were really excited with how 

both win bronze medal at Boxing Nationals 

school history Mansfield has two medal winners 

the tournament was run and being 
on TV made it really exciting. We 
want to continue to get better and 
get back to nationals." 

Chris Phifer qualified for na- 
tionals in the heavyweight divi- 
sion and won his first match of the 
tournament. Every opponent that 
Mansfield fought against was from 
a bigger school. This was no excep- 
tion as Phifer's opponent was from 
the University of Kentucky. Phifer 
won the fight by knock out. His 
next fight was in the semi-finals 
against the tournaments defend- 
ing champion, Ian Tuznik from Air 
Force. Phifer fought hard but got 
knocked out in the third round. 

"He had a chance to win 
the match," Gillespie said. 
"He is extremely well condi- 
tioned, we just have to work 
on his technique." 

Phifer came in third place 
overall in the heavyweight division 
and was awarded a bronze medal. 
Tuznik went on to win the champi- 
onship for the second straight year. 

Jarrell Hill also won a bronze 
medal for Mansfield, finishing in 
third place in the 132 lb. weight 
class. Hill's first fight was against 
Alexander Shin from Air Force, 
which Hill won by decision. His 
second fight was against two-time 
national champion David Shacter 
from the University of Nevada. 
Hill fought hard but was unable to 
come up with the win. 

"It was a very courageous final 
round," Gillespie said. "He dug 
deep and was still able to punch 
hard in the last round. I've never 
seen anything like it, he gave every- 
thing he had." 

Roi Ligon was the third Man- 
sfield boxer attending nationals. 
Despite' losing his match, Gillespie 
thought Ligon fought well. 

"He put up a good fight; he 
just didn't do well enough," Gil- 
lespie said. "He is very anxious to 
get back to nationals and improve 
on what he did from this year." 

Mansfield was the small- 
est school at nationals. The 


Chris Phifer had a strong showing at Nationals. Along with teammate 
Jarrell Hill notched bronze medals for the first time in school history. De- 
spite being the smallest school in the entire compettiion, both Phifer and 
Hiill held their ground. All three boxers will be returning next year for the 
Mountaineers, hoping to top their performances of this year. 

boxers competed against box- Air Forcc > UNLV and the Uni " 
ers from schools such as Army, versity of Michigan. 


You know us — we're your professors and coaches. 

We take pride in providing you with a quality higher education experience. 

We tried to convince the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 
(PASSHE) to negotiate new contracts with us last year so that we could have 
new deals in place a full year before our current contracts expire. 

At this point, we do not have a settlement. 

Our contracts expire June 30 of this year. The PASSHE's current proposals 
would detract from your education, but don't worry. APSCUF won't sacrifice the 
quality of your degree. We will fight for new agreements that enable us 
to attract and retain high quality professors and coaches. 

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 15 

Softball struggles as PSAC East play continues 

Mountaineers drop six straight division contests 

Flashlight Writer 
The weather has been wreaking 
havoc on the Mansfield Softball 
team lately. The Mountaineers have 
had to reschedule games three times 
in the last week and the schedule 
changes have not made things easy 
for the Mountaineers 

When they finally got on the 
field for a double header against 
West Chester, the Lady Mountain- 
eers out hit the Rams in both games 
but were unable to translate all 
those hits into runs. In game one, 
Mansfield jumped out to the early 
lead in the third inning when Ash- 
ley Gaisser led off the inning with 
a single followed by another single 
from Shana Markwis. Both run- 
ners were moved up a base on a sac- 
rifice bunt by Kristina Poore. Jess 
Christ was hit by a pitch to load the 
bases and Jen Steins RBI groundout 
knocked in Gaisser. 

West Chester would come right 
back to take the lead with two runs 
in the top of the fourth. The Moun- 
taineers came right back in the bot- 
tom of the fifth to tie the score at 
two. With two outs, Jess Christ 
delivered a double and scored on a 
double by Jen Stein. The tie game 
didn't last for long as West Chester 

retook the lead in the top of the 
sixth and added an insurance run in 
the seventh to make the final score 

Shelly Forsburg took the loss for 
the Mountaineers going the dis- 
tance, only giving up four hits. She 
gave up four runs, three of which 
were earned while striking out six. 

Game two was also a low scoring 
game as Lindsay Knapp and Shan- 
non Padula came out with strong 
pitching performances. West Ches- 
ter got on the board first with two 
runs in the third and added another 
run in the fifth. Mansfield finally 
got to Padula, who also pitched the 
first game, in the sixth inning. Sha- 
na Markwis led off the inning with 
a double and scored on a single by 
Poore. Christ followed with a sin- 
gle. Jen Stein was up after Christ 
and grounded into a force out, leav- 
ing Christ at second and Stein at 
first. Lindsay Knapp flew out to 
right field and advanced Christ and 
Stein each up one base. Gab Carul- 
lo followed with a RBI single down 
the right field line to score Christ to 
bring the score to 3-2. In the top 
of the seventh inning West Ches- 
ter added a run to make the score 
4-2. The Mountaineers still had a 
chance to win in the bottom of the 

seventh. Poore delivered a two out 
single which brought up Christ to 
the plate. Christ already had two 
hits in the game, but flew out to 
centerfield to end the game. 

Lindsay Knapp took the loss, go- 
ing 4 1/3 innings, giving up three 
runs on five hits and striking out 
five. Kristina Poore led the offense 
with three hits and an RBI while 
Shana Markwis had two doubles 
and scored a run. Jess Christ and 
Gab Carullo had two hits a piece, 
while Christ scored a run and Ca- 
rullo picked up an RBI. 

The Mountaineers next game of 
the week was at Kutztown. Kutz- 
town took an early 2-0 lead in the 
bottom of the first inning. Mans- 
field got within in a run in the top 
of the third when Whitney Brown 
hit a double to lead off the inning. 
Brown advanced to third on a 
groundout by Brittany Walker and 
scored on a single by Jess Christ. 
That was all the scoring the Moun- 
taineers would get as Kutztown 
pulled away with five runs in the 
fifth and two more in the sixth. The 
Mountaineers were held to six hits 
in the game, three of them coming 
from Christ and took the loss, 9-1. 

Game two couldn't have started 
out much better for the Mountain- 

eers as they sprinted out to a 3-0 
lead. Lindsay Knapp got things 
started with a one out single in the 
top of the second inning. Knapp 
was forced out at second on a 
ground ball by Gab Carullo, but 
Whitney Brown was up next and 
drove in Carullo with a double to 
give Mansfield the early 1-0 lead. 
Mansfield pitcher Lindsay Knapp 
kept Kutztown scoreless for the 
first three innings while the Mans- 
field bats got two more runs on the 
board in the third inning. Ashley 
Gaisser led off the third with a walk 
and moved to second on a single 
by Shana Markwis. Kristina Poore 
laid down a sacrifice bunt advanc- 
ing Gaisser to third and Markwis to 
second. With two outs, Jen Stein 
delivered a single to score Gaisser 
and Markwis and give the Moun- 
taineers a 3-0 lead. 

Kutztown would come back 
to tie the score with a run in the 
fourth and two more runs in the 
fifth. There would be no more scor- 
ing until the bottom of the eighth 
when Kutztown scored the winning 
run for the 4-3 win. Shelly Fors- 
burg took the loss giving up one run 
in three innings of work. With the 
loss, Mansfield fell to 4-19 on the 


Freshman Jen Stein belted her 
first homerun of the season in the 
loss to Millersville. She is currently 
second on the team in RBI'S. 

Next the Mountaineers took on 
Millersville for a doubleheader. 
Mansfield lost both games by a 
score of 4-1. Mansfield fell to 4-21 
on the season with the two losses 
and 1-9 in PSAC east play. 

Mansfield next visits Shippens- 
burgon April 17th and Bloomsburg 
on April 20th. The Mountaineers 
return home on Saturday April 21 
against East Stroudsburg, the time 

for that is set for 12 p.m. 

Mansfield University hosts high school track & field Invitational 
North Penn (Women) and Central Columbia (Men) win overall meet 

Flashlight Co-Sports Editor 
Mansfield University hosted their 
annual high school track & field 
invitational this past Saturday. 
Several high schools throughout 
both New York and Pennsylvania 

competed in the meet. 

The schools competed in sev- 
eral different events including the 
shot put, rhe 100 meter dash and 
the steeplechase. 

Previous state champion Al- 
bert Johnson, was victorious in 
both long and triple jump. John- 
son out of Corning high school 
topped his previous mark of 44 
feet in the triple jump with a jump 
of 45 and 8 inches, Johsnon just 
missed his best mark in the long 
jump by one inch with 21 feet and 

10 inches. Johnson's teammate 
Travis Mcgowan finished second in 
the event with a jump of 19 feet 
and 4 inches. 

Central Columbia's sprinter 
Cliff Toledo helped guide his team 
to an overall victory with first place 
finishes in the 100 and 200 meter 
dash. Toledo was also the anchor 
leg in the 4X100 meter relay team, 
that took first place as well. 

Central Columbia won the 
overall meet by over 20 points. 

On the women's side North 
Penn was able to fight off Central 
Columbia by 14 points. North 
Penn received first place victories 
from Becky Spencer in the pole 
vault (8'0 feet) and Holly Berguson 
in the shot put (33 feet). Berguson 
also notched a third place finish in 

the discuss. 

Central Columbia did earn 
victories in the 100 meter hur- 
dles, with Kelley Sherman win- 
ning with a time of 16.98 sec- 
onds. Sherman was third in the 
300 meter hurdles. 

Waverly high school beat 
their previous time in the 4X100 
meter relay with a time of 52. 
07. There previous time of 52.40 
would have been good enough to 
have won the meet. 

Athens high school finished 
one point away from a second 
place finish. Mariah Conrad 
won the high jump (5 feet 2 in- 
cehs), the long jump (15 feet 8 
inches) and the triple jump (33 
feet 6 inches). 

2) Central Columbia 58.50 2) Corning 

Women's Rankings 

1) North Penn 


Men's Rankings 

1) Central Columbia 116 

3) Athens 

4) Wyalusing 


57 3) Wyalusing 

56.33 4) Jersey Shore 




Mansfield university 


Volume 89, Issue 10 


Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Despite weather baseball keeps in playoff hunt with 

sweep of Bloomsburg: Tyler Noel picks up first win of season 


Flashlight Co-Sports Edtior 
The weather has wreaked hav- 
oc on the Mansfield spring sports 
schedule ever since the team re- 
turned home from Florida in the 
middle of March. While the weather 
wasn't any better over the past week, 
with mid-April snow coating base- 
ball fields across northern Pennsyl- 
vania, the Mansfield baseball team 
managed to play six games, going 
3-3 over that stretch. 

The action started on Tues- 
day, April 10 when the Moun- 
taineers hosted a doubleheader 
against the Millersville Maraud- 
ers. Mansfield took game one 4- 
3, but lost game two by a final of 
5-0. In the first game, the Moun- 
taineers overcame a late game 3-1 
deficit with a two run fourth in- 
ning to tie the game. After Ryan 
Giblin grounded out to start the 
seventh inning, Dave Meldrum 

year, a solo shot, to give Mans- 
field the walkoff 4-3 victory. 

Mansfield looked for the sweep 
in game two, but fell behind early 
and never recovered. The Maraud- 
ers scored three runs in the first in- 
ning and two more in the second en 
route to the 5-0 win. One run would 
have been enough in this one, as the 
Mountaineers were held without a 
hit for the first time all season and 
the first time ever at Shaute Field. 

The Mountaineers hit the road 
three days later on Friday, April 1 3 
to Bloomsburg for the first of two 
weekend doubleheaders. Mansfield 
showed the lingering effects of be- 
ing shutout and no-hit, losing both 
games of the double header by finals 
of 13-2 and 6-4. 

The pitching hit a road block 
in game one of the doubleheader by 
giving up 1 3 runs. Mansfield scored 
the first run of the game in the top of 
the first, but Bloomsburg countered 


inning. They scored at least one run 
in every inning the rest of the way. 
Dan Yoder struggled in the start, 
giving up nine earned runs in just 
three innings pitched. Ryan Giblin 
provided the offense for Mansfield, 
going 4-4 with an RBI. 

Game two was much closer, 
but the result was the same in 
the 6-4 loss. Mansfield held a 
3-1 lead until the bottom of the 
fourth when the Huskies scored 
three runs to take a 4-3 lead. 
Mansfield scored once in the top 
half of the fifth, tying the game 
at four. But Bloomsburg got a 
two run single in the bottom half 
of the sixth and shut Mansfield 
out in the top of the seventh to 
secure the win. 

The two teams returned to 
Mansfield to play another double 
header the following day. This time 
it was the Mountaineers getting the 
best of the Huskies, winning both 

ames bv finals of 6-0 and 11-8 

In game one, freshman south- 
paw Eric Rosenberger tossed a six 
hit shutout. None of his six hits al- 
lowed were for extra bases and he 
showed superb control, striking out 
two without walking a batter. The 
win was his second of the week, and 
earned him PSAC East pitcher of 
the week honors. 

On offense Mansfield was led 
by Chris Miller and pre-season All- 
American selection Ryan Wyland. 
Both players had two hits and to 
RBIs on the day, while Matt Young 
recorded two RBIs of his own with- 
out registering a hit. 

Game two was much more 
of a slugfest than any contest 
Mansfield had seen in recent 
weeks. The teams combined for 
19 runs, but the Mountaineers 
accounted for most of them. 
Bloomsburg scored four quick 
first inning runs before Mans- 
field countered with two in the 

bottom hall 

the deficit in half. When the 
second inning came along the 
Mountaineers established them- 
selves on the offensive end, scor- 
ing six runs in the frame. Eight 
players chipped in with RBIs in 
the contest, with Meldrum and 
Travis Leppard recording two of 
their own to lead the team. 

The 3-3 week put the Moun- 
taineer's record at 12-14 on the sea- 
son and 6-6 in PSAC East play. They 
are currently tied with West Chester 
for second in the conference, with 
Kutztown leading "the way at 30-3 
(11-1). Mansfield has eight games 
on the upcoming schedule, includ- 
ing two doubleheaders against East 
Stroudsburg and two more double 
dips against Slippery Rock and 
Lock Haven. The games precede 
what may be the biggest match- 
ups of the year for Mansfield. They 
are scheduled to play Kutztown on 
April 27 and 28. 


Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs. Slippery Rock 



Baseball: 1 p.m. vs. 
Lock Haven 

Softball: 2:30 p.m. 
@ Shippensburg 



Track @ Field @ 
Perm Relays 


Baseball: 1 p.m.@ 
East Stroudsburg 

Softball: 2:30 p.m. 
@ Bloomsburg 


Baseball: 1 p.m. 
vs. Kutztown 

Softball: 2:30 pm. 
@ West Chester 

Baseball: 1 p.m. vs. 
East Stroudsburg 

Softball: 12 p.m. vs 
East Stroudsburg 

Track @ Field @ CTC 


Baseball: 1 pm 

Softball: 2:30 p m 

a s 

Mansfield university 



Volume 89, Issue 12 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Cartoons and walking students join 
forces in the battle against cancer 

Emerson Drive 
at Straughn 


Summer Music 

PAGE 8-9 

Baseball Strikes Out 

PAGE 16 

Today's Weather 

Mostly Cloudy 

High- 63°F 
Overnight Low- 36°F 


Information taken from 


Flashlight Advertising Manager 
Mansfield University's Colleges Against Cancer 
organized a mini Relay for Life to support the 
American Cancer Society (ACS) on April 27-28 
in the Kelchner Fitness Center. 

The event is held overnight to show that 
cancer never sleeps. 

Relay for Life is an event to raise funds and 
awareness about cancer. Generally a Relay for 
Life event is 24 hours long, but Mansfield's event 
was 1 2 hours long. 

The theme for this years Relay was "Clas- 
sic Cartoons." In keeping with the theme for the 
event, teams designed banners featuring different 
cartoon characters. Banners ranged from Scooby 
Doo to Strawberry Shortcake. 

Prior to the relay event teams hosted 
fundraising events to raise money. These 
events included yard sales, pop can drives and 
bake sales. 

Event organizers sold luminaries to honor 


Carrie Goodyear, a brother of Kappa Kappa 
Psi, painted a cartoon banner for Kappa's 
sister organization, Tau Beta Sigma. 

both those lost to cancer and those who have 
survived it as well. The luminaries were on dis- 
play during the relay to show just a fraction of 
those who have been affected. 

Prior to the walk, Becky Stender led a cere- 
mony. Stender read the list of names represented. 
The luminaries were on display the remainder of 
the event to motivate and remind those walking 
why they were participating. 

Mansfield University has hosted a relay 
now for three years. To date, the university has 
raised over $15,000 for cancer research. 

Tessa Bieber is a Mansfield student who 
was instrumental in organizing the event. "Ev- 
eryone knows someone who has been touched 
by cancer some way, and I believe that it is my 
calling to help raise money in the hopes of one 
day finding a cure," Bieber said. 

See 'RELAY' pg. 4 

Mountaineer Leadership 
Program presents first 
Summit Award 


Flashlight Writer 

The Mansfield University Mountaineer Leadership Program (MLP) 
presented its first Summit Award on April 24, to Damolla Hayward 
during its recognition celebration. 

The MLP was created two years ago. Dr. Dennis Murray, Psychol- 
ogy Professor, Chair of the Psychology Department, and member of 
the MLP Advisory Council, encouraged the implementation of the 
MLP here. "I had seen it at other schools and thought it was a great 
thing to do in Mansfield," Murray said. "Its purpose is to involve stu- 
dents in something over and above what they learn in the classroom. It 
also helps them to learn leadership skills." 

There are three levels to the program. The first is the Bronze, 
which focuses on life skills leadership. The next is Silver, which focuses 
on refining leadership. The final level is Gold, which focuses on enact- 
ing leadership. 

See 'LEADERSHIP' pg. 4 

Mansfield University host to 
enthusiastic young athletes in 
Special Olympics 



Flashlight Writer 
Mansfield University hosted the an- 
nual Special Olympics on Wednesday, 
May 25. 

It was a cold and rainy day at 
Van Norman field on Wednesday, but 
the competitors could have cared less. 
They were enjoying the running and 
throwing events, and having a great 
time. It was their day to shine and 
they weren't going to let anything get 
in the way. 

One hundred and thirty-eight 
athletes competed in 10 events, seven 
track events and three field events. 
This was at least the 30th year the 
event was held in the area and the 
20th year it was held at Mansfield. 
Bill Miller has been helping at the 

Special Olympics for 20 years and was 
the announcer for the event. "The 
event gives individuals with disabili- 
ties the chance to participate that they 
might not get at school. It is com- 
petitive but it is fun, that is the whole 
idea, to have fun and get a great expe- 
rience," Miller said. 

In addition to the 138 athletes, each 
athlete must have an escort and be ac- 
companied to all events. Sometimes 
an athlete will get lost, and Miller 
would get a radio call from the person 
in charge of that event and announce 
for that athlete to get to their event. 
"It happens sometimes, but that is 
why we are here." 

See 'OLYMPICS' pg. 4 


Mansfield University 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 




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High: 66 Low: 42 


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High: 71 Low: 50 


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High: 69 Low: 48 


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High: 67 Low:48 

Information taken from 

Mansfield University faculty 
members receive honors 

Mansfield University provost Dr. Michael Renner announced the recipients of the 2007 outstanding faculty awards this 
week The following is a statement from Dr. Renner: 

I'm very excited about these awards. There is so much wonderful work going on here, where faculty make a big 
difference in the lives of MU's students. It's high time we brought more public recognition to some of the faculty 
who are doing this good work. Descriptions of the awards and the selection criteria are attached 
It's important to note that the process toward both of these awards starts with nomination by a student 

First Year Teaching Award 

This award was designed in conjuction with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, who also 
helped manage the selection process. 

I'm grateful to the following committee members for their work on the selection process: 

First Year Experience Committee Chair or Designee - Dr Jeffrey Bosworth (designee) 
Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning - Bia Bern urn 
Provost or Designee - Dr Denise Seigart (Interim Associate Provost - designee) 

Student - Jilliane Bolt 
Volunteer Faculty - Dr Jocelyn J Cooledge 
There were three nominees for the First Year teaching award: 

Dr. Bruce Carpenter 
Dr. Adrianne McEvoy 
Dr. John Ulrich 

They are all exemplary teachers and deserve to be commended for their exceptional work with first year stu- 

am very pleased to announce that the Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching in the First Year for 2007 is 
presented to Dr. John Ulrich. 

Advising Award 

This award was designed in conjuction with the Academic Advising Resource Group (ARG), who also helped 
manage the selection process. 

The committee for this award deserve my thanks for the work they did in recommending award selections: 
Chair, Academic Advising Resource Group(ARG) or Designee - Dr. Leslie Clifford (designee) 
Director, Academic Advising Center or Designee - Prof. Deb Rotella 
Provost or Designee - Dr. Peter Keller (Interim Dean of the Faculty - designee) * 

Student - Mr. Aaron Hackman 
Volunteer Faculty - Dr. Karen Guenther 

There were seven nominees for the Advising Award this year, and each deserves recognition for having a student 
identify them for making a special contribution. These are: 

Scott Davis 
Robert Maris 
Fanny Arango-Keeth 
Andrew Gaskievicz 
Cindy Keller 
Nicole Wilson 
Flor Blanco 

am very pleased to announce that we have awarded two faculty members with the Provost's Award for Out- 
standing Academic Adivising for 2007. They are Dr. Andrew Gaskiewicz and Dr. Robert Maris. 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Mansfield University Concert Wind Ensemble 
ends semester on a high note with final concert 


Flashlight Writer 
The Concert Wind Ensemble per- 
formed its last concert of the year, 
Sunday, April 29, at Mansfield Uni- 
versity in Steadman Theatre. 

The wind ensemble consists of 
48 auditioned students who play 
woodwind, brass and percussion in- 
struments. These students perform 
wind and percussion music pieces. 
It is the second oldest wind ensem- 
ble in the country, founded in 1953 
by then director of bands, Bertram 
Francis. The Mansfield University 
Concert Wind Ensemble records 
annually and is recognized as one of 
the finest collegiate wind ensembles 
in the east. 

The Wind Ensemble played 
a variety of works, new and old, 
including "Canzona doudecimi 
toni," "Concerto for Alto Saxo- 
phone" and "Wind Orchestra" by 
Mike Mowers and "Yosemite Au- 
tumn" by Mark Camphouse. 

The concert featured guest sax- 
ophone soloist Dr. Joseph Murphy, 
the assistant chair and professor of 
music, graduate assistant conductor 

Aaron Robertson, and a few special 
and different pieces. 

Audience members were en- 
couraged to sing along with "On 
the Mall Concert March" by Edwin 
Frank Goldman. The piece "Red, 
Black and Gold!" by Dr. Adam 
Brennan was performed by the 
brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfo- 
nia.The song was commissioned in 
honor of their 75th anniversary at 
Mansfield University. Members of 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia sang with 
the Wind Ensemble and the Sym- 
phony Orchestra. 

"Symphony No. 4" by David 
Maslanka was played as the finale. 
This is a 29 minute long work. Dr. 
Brennan, chair of the Music Depart- 
ment and conductor of the Concert 
Wind Ensemble, says this piece is 
his favorite out of all the pieces that 
were performed. "Maslanka is an in- 
credible composer, and his music is 
packed with meaningful moments 
and kernels of powerful emotion 
and presence " Brennan said. 

Brennan chooses each piece 
through listening and research. 

He also gets ideas from 
colleagues who have had 
good experiences play- 
ing the pieces. "For me, 
the music has to be very 
meaningful- and not 
just from a composer's 
point of view. It has to 
speak to me and to move 
me, to be artfully crafted 
and constructed," Bren- 
nan said. 

Time was taken 
throughout the concert to 
give senior farewells. The 
departing students whom 
were honored included 
Zachary Joseph, Tim 
Walk, Lauren Bernard, 
Jennifer Anderson, Aaron 
Robertson, Daniel Fos- 
ter, Ryan Hughes, Randy 
Metz and KrystaJ Jacobs. 
Each of the students were 
introduced, and given 
a plaque in memory of 
their time in the ensemble. 

Brennan is proud of all of his 
students in the Wind Ensemble. "I 


Mansfield University's Concert Wind Ensemble has been in existence since 1953. 
The musicians performed their last concert of the semester and honored their 
graduating seniors on April 29. 

am amazed at what our students 
are capable of," Brennan said. "The 
students have demonstrated their 
capacity for really digging in to cre- 
ate an artistic performance. Each 

time, new demands are placed on 
them and they consistently rise 
to the occasion. I feel incredibly 
blessed to have such excellent stu- 
dent musicians/ 

Mansfield music major earns top honors for 
original song in nationwide competition 

Mansfield University music education major Joe Miller is 
a finalist in the National Association for Music Education 
(MENC) 10th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Songwrit- 
ing Program. 

He is one of 46 state representatives in the nationwide 
competition for a $10,000 scholarship which will be awarded 
for first prize and two $5,000 scholarships for second and 
third prizes. The winners will be announced in June. 

The junior from Horseheads, NY entered his original song 
"The Troubadour" through the Mansfield University MENC 
Chapter. It was forwarded to the state committee to be judged 
along other entries from Pennsylvania. His song will now be 
put along side finalists from other states to be judged by the 
panel at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). 

"I keep thinking to myself, 'What were the judges saying 
when they heard my song?' Miller said. "I would love to know 
what they said or get to meet them and pick their brains a 
litde bit and find out what the song means to them. The song, 
'The Troubadour', means a lot to me. It's based on a dream I've 
always had to be able to travel around and play for people." 

While the song tells the story of a married musician who 
sacrifices time away from his family to perform, taking his act 
on the road is something Miller might do once he finishes his 
degree at Mansfield University. 

Miller says the encouragement to pursue his dreams of 

composing and performing comes from his family, especial- 
ly his grandfather Al Doyle of Guilford, NY, who first told 
Miller about the Lennon Scholarship Program when he was a 
student at Edison High School in Elmira Heights. 

"He has always encouraged me and urged me to go for 
it," Miller said "It was cool to call him when I found out about 
the contest. He jumped right out of his seat." 

While the name John Lennon may not be known to 
many in his generation, Miller says he knows full well of the 
former Beatles' legacy and lists Lennon among his early musi- 
cal influences. 

"My brother Ryan influenced me with my music and we 
grew up listening to The White Album," Miller said. "We'd 
also listen to Billy Joel, Elton John and Eric Clapton. Then, 
during the summer I'd go over to my neighbor's house to be 
babysat and I'd listen to Tupac (Shakur) and Biggie (Smalls) 
and all these hip-hop artists. My Mom never knew because I 
thought I'd be in trouble. I've done a lot of research into hip- 
hop and there's a Tupac poem that I've written music to and it 
will be on my new album." 

Miller has completed work on the album, "Worn Out 
Joke", and it is scheduled to be released this summer. During 
the school year Miller performs in the Mansfield University 
Concert Choir and year round he appears at local coffee hous- 
es and other venues. 


Mansfield University student Joe Miller is a finalist in the 
National Association for Music Education 10th Annual John 
Lennon Scholarship Songwriting program for his piece The 
Troubadour." Miller is a music education major. 

4- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 


This sentiment was echoed by Tioga County Commissioner Mark 
Hamilton. "(It is] Very important for cancer survivors. It is kind of 
amazing the amount of support they get for the Relay for Life activi- 
ties," Hamilton said. "I think everybody knows someone a friend or 
relative affected by cancer." 

There was an assortment of things to do to while taking a break 
from walking. Events included a frozen T-shirt contest, aerobics classes 
and a scavenger hunt. 

Although the goal of $ 1 2,500 was not met, the event was a success 
according to Amanda Fuhrer who is the advocacy chair. "We didn't 
meet our goal of $12,500, but we did make over $10,000 which is 
more than we made last year," Fuhrer said. 

Aaron Hackman is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma and participated 
in the Relay for Life. "I think Relay For Life is an excellent opportunity 
to come together for increased awareness of cancer victims and survivors, 
Hackman said. "I'm very proud of the Greek organizations for being part 
of Relay for Life for such a long period of time and in the future." 


Ebby Basalyga has helped with the Special Olympics for over 30 years. 
She started helping when she was a junior at Mansfield and is in her 
last year as the coordinator of the event. 

"This is the 20th year that the parents have been in charge of the 
event. Before that, the Intermediate unit had it, but they were about 
to give it up, so the parents took it over," Basalyga said. "I was a spe- 
cial education major so it made sense for me to be involved with this. 
My favorite part is the middle of the day. The 4X1 relay was outstand- 
ing. The athletes did a wonderful job and the crowd really got into it. 
That's what it's all about. A lot of the events are running, the athletes 
are having fun and smiling, no matter what." 

The event does have help from local sponsors and is not just regu- 
lated to the athletic events. The local schools have a banner contest 
and a number of high schools in the area volunteer their time. Some 
of the sponsors that donate time are the Red Cross, the Tioga County 
human services, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and radio 
station KC 101.5. 


The Summit Award, which will be presented every spring, is given to 
a student who has completed, up to and including, the Gold Level 
Core Workshops. "The recipient embodies the spirit of the [MLP], 
demonstrating authentic leadership personally, academically, and so- 
cially. [It] brings with it a $200 gift certificate, redeemable at the 
Mansfield University Bookstore" the MLP student handbook said. 
The recipient also has to demonstrate the principles of Character, 
Scholarship, Culture and Service that are mentioned in the Mansfield 
University Creed. 

Hayward has had a great experience with the MLP. "The MLP 
has made me more confident in my abilities and myself as a leader. 
My future goals seem more concrete after the program and I feel 
more prepared and able to make them happen. If it were not for the 
MLP I would not have taken a lot of the opportunities that have 
come my way," Hayward said. 

Hayward advises other students to become a part of the MLP. 
"You never know what you may learn about yourself. The MLP helps 
people look at and evaluate themselves on all different levels. Before 
a person can show the world who they are and what they are about, 
they must first show themselves." 

"The [MLP] is pan of the bigger picture of Mansfield University, 
encouraging all students that they can be leaders," Murray said. "I 
hope the program continues to grow." 

Damolla Hayward is the first student to complete the Moun- 
taineer Leadership Program and the first student to receive the Sum- 
mit Award. "I truly feel honored and shocked all at the same time. 
I know that in life I will achieve many things, but I never thought I 
would be the first to do anything. It is an amazing feeling," Hayward 

Senior brunch lives thanks to generosity of several 
faculty members and campus organizations 


Flashlight Editor-in-Chief 
The senior celebration brunch tradi- 
tion will continue despite the many 
budget restrictions that the university 
is currently facing. 

The senior brunch has been a 
long standing tradition at Mansfield, 
so when it was discovered that the 
brunch may need to be cancelled 
many members of the campus com- 
munity were upset. 

"The senior brunch is an im- 
portant tradition that honors all 
seniors," Dr. Lee Wright, communi- 
cation department chair, said. "It's a 
great way to say congratulations to 
the students." 

When Dr. Wright learned that 
the senior brunch was in danger of be- 
ing cut from the graduation activities 
he and his wife, dietetics professor Dr. 
Kathy Wright, offered to continue the 
tradition by donating $1,000 to the 
event for the next five years. 

The senior brunch has far more 
meaning to the Wrights than just the 
average end of the year celebration. In 
1982 at their senior brunch celebra- 
tion Dr. Wright noticed Kathy from 
across the room and asked a mutual 
friend about her. 

Later that day during gradua- 
tion practice Dr. Wright was stand- 

ing at the end of the line among the 
Bachelor of Arts students while then 
Kathy Andrews stood 
at the beginning of 
the Bachelor of Sci- 
ence students. The 
rest "is history" and 
now both have re- 
turned to Mansfield 
as faculty members. 

"The senior 
brunch is a wonderful end of the 
year celebration that gives the seniors 
and faculty a last chance to say good- 
bye," Dr. Peter Keller, interim dean 
of faculty, said. "The brunch spans 
over three decades and it is very gen- 
erous for the Wrights to carry on the 

The Wrights are not the only 
members of the campus community 
that have stepped up to continue the 
tradition of the senior brunch. The 
Association of Pennsylvania State 
College and University Faculties, 
the American Federation of State, 
County and Municipal Employees, 
the Provost's office, and the Alumni 
Association have all donated funds to 
the event. 

The Alumni Association has al- 
ways funded and organized the senior 
brunch in the past and still organizes 
most of the graduation events. 

"The senior brunch is an 
important tradition that 
honors all seniors." 

-Dr. Lee 

According to Denise Berg, di- 
rector of alumni relations, when it 
became apparent 
that the Alumni 
office was going to 
have to make cuts 
as a result of bud- 
get restrictions the 
senior brunch was 
the only event that 
made sense. It is one 
of the most expensive events that the 
Alumni office hosts, costing an average 
of $2,000. It is also the only time that 
the Alumni office serves the same audi- 
ence twice in the same day; with two 
different events for seniors on the day 
of graduation rehearsal. 

Berg said that the graduation 
picnic that is held after rehearsal is 
typically the more popular event for 
seniors because it isn't so early "in the 
morning and is less formal than the 
brunch. Another factor that went into 
consideration was the attendance at 
the brunch. According to attendance 
records from last year's brunch only 
1 1 out of 21 Outstanding Seniors at- 
tended the brunch. 

The senior brunch is scheduled 
for 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11. The 
alumni office has secured two speak- 
ers for the event. 

Emerson Drive rocks Straughn Hall 


Flashlight Copy Editor 
Country band Emerson Drive performed on April 
26 in Straughn Auditorium with funding from 
Student Activities. 

Emerson Drive is originally from a small town 
called Grand Prairie in Alberta, Canada, but moved to 
Nashville, TN where they signed with Midas Records 
Nashville on their most recent album, Countrified. 
Their previous two albums, the self-title album and 
their second release, "What If?" were with Dream- 
works Nashville. 

The band began to assemble when lead singer, 
Brad Mates, and friends Pat Allingham and Chris 
Hartman performed in an eleventh grade talent show. 
The trio went on to play gigs in their area. Soon, gui- 
tarist Danick Dupelle, bassist Jeff Loberg, and drum- 
mer Mike Melancon joined to form Emerson Drive 

"Emerson Drive comes from a road outside of my 
hometown called the Emerson Trail and connects to the 
mile zero point of the Alaska Highway and it's an old, 
unique road back home, so that's how we tied it with 
the band," Mates said. 

Emerson Drive released their self-titled albtm in 
2002, breaking into the Top 5 with crowd favorites 
"I Should Be Sleeping" and "Fall Into Me." Brittany 

McClain is a sophomore at Mansfield University who 
attended the concert. "I like it [I Should Be Sleeping] 
because I knew it and when they sang it at the concert it 
was a fun song that everyone was singing to and having 
a good time," McClain said. 

Upon releasing their second album, "What If?," the 
band line up changed. Mates, Dupelle, and Melancon 
combined with bassist Patrick Bourque, fiddler David 
Prichettc, and synthesizer Dale Wallace. The sextet 
recently released Countrified, which produced the hit 
"Moments," which has risen to number ten on the Bill- 
board Country Music Chart. 

Straughn's doors opened at 8 pm. Approximately 
1 500 people filled the auditorium, making the concert 
sold out. Emerson Drive has only been the second coun- 
try band to play at Mansfield University. Johnny Cash 
was the first, performing in 1993. 

Emerson Drive performed such favorites as "Mo- 
ments," "I Should Be Sleeping" and "Fall Into Me." 

Laura Shutts is a freshman at Mansfield Univer- 
isty who attended the concert. "[The concert] was very 
good. It was fun to attend an alternative to the other 
concerts that are up here," Shutts said. 

The concert ended around 1 1:30 pm after an en- 
core performance of their final song on the Countrified 
CD, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, a cover of the 
Charlie Daniels Band classic. 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Mansfield University 


Book Buy Back: 
Cash for your books! 

Monday, May 7: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. 
Tuesday, May: 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. 
Wednesday, May 9: 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. 
Thursday, May 10: 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. 

Friday, May 11:8 A.M. to 12 P.M. 

1 . We buy back new and used books that are in good condition, current edition and the correct 
volume number. You will receive the same amount of money for a used book as you would for a 
new book. 

2. We buy back books, which are needed based on request from our faculty each semester. 

3. You do not need your original receipt to sell back books. 

4. If the bookstore cannot buy your book back it is for one of the following reasons: 

We have not received a written request from a faculty member teaching the class. 
You have an old edition and the new edition will be used. 
In a few cases, we are overstocked already. 

We have bought back the limit based on what the projected enrollment for class size will be. 

Nebraska Book Company will also be buying books at this time. 

Students receive 10% off all clothing and MU logo items at the Campus Bookstore. Buy a 
Russell sweatshirt and receive a FREE Russell t -shirt while supplies last. 

Make sure you bring ALL of your books. 

For more information visit: 

Have a great summer!! 

6- Flashlight 

Mansfield University 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

A preview of what's coming to the box office in Summer 2007 


Flashlight Features Co-Editor 
Summer may be a time for cruising 
around town with your windows 
down blaring your music, but many 
forget that some of the biggest 
movies of the year come out during 
those summer months. 

The Summer of 2007 is no dif- 
ferent. Matt Damon is back as Jason 
Bourne, Harry Potter is bake on the 
big screen, and Bruce Willis is back 
in the latest "Die Hard' flick after 
having a prolonged absence as fohn 
McClane. Although not named here, 
other possible big movies this sum- 
mer include The Simpsons Movie, 
"Ocean's Thirteen," and "Under- 
dog" featuring the voicing of "My 
Name is Earl" star Jason Lee. In 
this week's issue, I decided to give 
a small preview of some of this 
summer's possible blockbusters. 

According to, the latest edition to the Harry Porter movie series is 
where things turn dark for Harry and company. The movie is described as "With 
their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are 
targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authontanan bureaucrat slowly seizes power 
at Hogwarts." Harry and his sorcery blasts into theaters July 13. 

ow Pronounce Y ou L.huck anc 
hit with funny men Adam Sandler and Kevin James. They 
play two straight, single firefighters who pretend to be a 
homosexual couple in order to receive domestic partner 
benefits. This one hits theaters July 20. 

The government is chasing 
after Jason Bourne again 
in the third installment of 
the Bourne Trilogy, "The 
Bourne Ultimatum." The 
same director, screenwriter 
and actors/actresses are 
back for "The Bourne 
Ultimatum'' so this one is 
sure to be blow-up at the 
theaters on August 3. It 
will definitely be worth the 

"Hostel Part II" slices through 
theaters on June 8. This time arond 
three women are studying art in 
Rome when they are lured away to 
a Slovakian hostel. Rumors say a 
few characters from the first Hoste 
are back and there may be a third 
installment. However, contrary 
to rumors, there will be no Paris 
Hilton in this one. 

ed Lip" stars Seth Rogen who has 
a one night stand with a girl way out of his 
league, and the girl ends up pregnant. "40- 
Year-Old Virgin" director Judd Apatow is 
back and looking for another hit with this 
summer flick. The usual Apatow crew stars in 
"Knocked Up," and some are saying it will be 
the blockbuster of the summer. Catch this one 

in theaters June 1. 

From the director of "Independence Day," "Transformers" stomps into the 
box office July 6. "Disrurbia" star Shia LaBeouf plays the lead character in 
the film, Sam Witwicky. The film is about the Autobots and the Deceptions 
bringing their battle to earth and leaving the future of mankind in question. 

12 years later in "Live Free or 
Hard." In this installment McClane takes on an internet- 
based terrorist organization who is shutting down the 
United States. This one also stars "Dodgeball" star Justin 
Long and actor Timothy Olyphant. This one is sure to 
chockful of action. "Live Free or Die Hard" hits the box 
office on June 27. 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight -7 

Review: Brand New rocks the stage at The Electric Factory 


Flashlight Writer 
Two months of waiting came to an 
end as I stood in line at The Elec- 
tric Factory in Philadelphia to see 
Brand New. I had seen them twice 
before, but they were an opening 
act both times, so I had only had 
a taste of what they were like live. 
Even while listening to the sound- 
checks from outside, it was plain 
to see the difference between an 
opening act and a headliner. 

As for opening acts, Manches- 
ter Orchestra and Kevin Devine 
and the God Damn Band were on 
the bill as the appetizers for the eve- 
ning. Andy Hull, lead singer/song- 
writer for Manchester Orchestra 
pointed out, unbeknownst to me 
when I bought the tickets, tonight 
was the last night of the tour. As he 
praised the other bands and thanked 
the crew and his other band mem- Brand New broke into the mainstream with their sophomore album "Deja 
bers and started into his next song, Entendu." 

a wave of energy came over the but almost poetlc m Ae emo . 
crowd. Suddenly, the fourth row tion of Ae crowd took shape 
became the first row, then the sixth The ^ openers were great) 

row, then the 12th row. The move- g lot bettCf myont had eX - 

ment of the masses was annoying, pected WJlftt made lt better> be _ 

Come see the hit Broadway musical 

at the 
Arcadia Theatre 

May 3-4-5 at 7:30pm 
May 6 at 2:30pm 

Adults — $12.00 
Students — $6.00 

Call 570-724-9371 
for reservations 
Seating is limited 

ing that it was the last show of the 
tour, all three bands decided to 
play songs together. 

At one point, there were as 
many as three drummers, six guitar 
players and three singers on stage. 
But finally, the lights went out. 
Brand New walked out on stage and 
didn't say a word - a few tests of the 
instruments, amps and mics were 
the only sounds produced. That is, 
until the first song, perhaps one of 
their most popular songs, "Okay I 
Believe You, But My Tommy Gun 
Don't." With that, Jesse Lacey's 
first words hit hard: "I am heaven 
sent, don't you dare forget." 

From there came a heart melt- 
ing acoustic performance of "The 
Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot," 
a song about missed opportunities 
and second chances, a common 
theme throughout all of Brand 
New's music; a common theme 
throughout life; a common theme 
throughout the concert Every 
word spoken or sang throughout 
the show seemed almost painful, 
from expenence, as if he were tell- 
ing a story. Those stories are, of 
course, turned into song. 

One of their most popular 
songs, "Seventy Times Seven," a 
song about a best friend betray- 
ing the friendship has become the 
most common first-heard Brand 
New song. To Jesse, this becomes 
a joke, knowing that a lot of people 
at the concert might be there just 
to hear that song, he plays with us. 

Leaning into the mic, he announces, 
"This song's called 'Seventy Times 
Seven,'" and correct with his predic- 
tion, hands went up and the screams 
were louder than they had been all 
night. But when the first chords 
of 'Degausser," and not "Seventy 
Times Seven" were heard, it was 
hard to get quiet again. Everyone 
realized what he had just done, but 
it's still Brand New on stage. The 
screams became louder still. 

The angst of 'Jesus Christ" and 
the "unfortunate story" of "Lim- 
ousine" might have been the high- 
lights of the show, up until the last 
song, at least. As the lights dimmed 
for the last time, Andy Hull reap- 
peared with an acoustic guitar and 
started to play a quick, familiar pro- 
gression. Jesse threw down the mic 
stand, telling us he wasn't going to 
be singing in this song, which meant 
one thing "Welcome To Bangkok," 
an instrumental song from the lat- 
est album, "The Devd and God Are 
Raging Inside Me." 

The drums picked up in sync 
with the lights and suddenly, the 
stage was full again - every member 

of all three bands with instruments 
in their hands crowded the scene. 
The energy of the song symbolizes 
the change of thoughts. It comes 
at the midway point in the album, 
suggestmg the crossing over of 
feelings from A to B (in the album's 
case, the Devil to God, or vice 
versa). Perhaps Lacey wanted the 
concert to be A, and the world we 
enter afterwards, B. As for the tour, 
it came to a destructive end. The 
three minute "Welcome To Bang- 
kok" was turned into a ten minute 
free-for-all. Feedback and haunt- 
ing guitar delays filled the dais while 
everyone on stage smashed guitars, 
threw drums, kicked over amps and 
monitors, and at one point, jumped 
from scaffolding onto anything 
left intact. All three bands joined 
arms and took a bow and waved 
goodbye. I found myself pushing 
through people to get back to the 
front, as if it were the beginning 
of the show all over again. To be 
as close as possible to the destruc- 
tion that ensued was therapeutic, as 
the two months I had waited to see 
them headline was in shambles on 
the stage in front of me. 


The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me" is Brand New's major league 
debut on Interscope Records. Interscope Records is also home to AFI, 
Jimmy Eat World, ...and you will know us by the Trail of Dead, Wolfmoth- 
er and U2. The first single off the album was "Sowing Season (Yeah)." 

's dow 




Blinkl82, Dude Ranch - If I had my way, everyone would own 
this album. From every catchy beat and aggressive chord to 
the vivid lyrics, it can be safely classified as the album that de- 
fines the teenage/high school years. But for those of you anti- 
nostalgic people, the lessons presented in songs like "Lem- 
mings," which preaches not to follow the actions of others, 
can still be plugged into any life formula. Songs to check out: 
"Dammit," "Josie," "Pathetic," "Emo." 

A s summer vacation fast 
xVhered to with great discipline: 
While driving, one must put all windows d 
level of maximum volume. 

ake a minute to let the rule set in. It mig 
this rule will help make your summer vaci 
been approached many times with the saq 
rule, but the music we blast from our speal 
this article is for you. Here are a few band 
for quality summer driving music. 

Nas, Hip Hop Is Dead - When it was released in December of 
2006, the album was meant to cause a reaction, and it succeed- 
ed with flying colors. So much, in fact, that Young Jeezy re- 
leased a song called "Hip Hop is Not Dead" in response to the 
album. Nas' rat-a-tat style of rhyming and arranging shows 
through more than any other album. As Steve Juon from Ra- 
pReviews com stated, "Nas has made a passionate album to 
reawaken your love of the art and if your heart isn't thump- 
ing in your chest by the end then it's not hip-hop that's dead, 
it's you." Songs to check out: "Carry On Tradition," "Black 

Led Zeppelin, 1 - The first thing you hear on the al 
bum, Jimmy Page's double stab guitar on "Good 
Times, Bad Times," was the first sound that started 
Led Zeppelin's rise to the top of musical heights. 
However, it is "Dazed and Confused" that serves as 
*^iece of the album. Complete with acous 
s/i^g^ponabinations, the album 
in its influence on other musicians. 
Songs to check out: "Dazed and Confused," "Babe 
I'm Gonna Leave You " 


$ * - 

ZOX, The Wait - A small nami 
ranks, ZOX proves to be one 
music today. Signing to SideO 
so far been their closest conta 
like MxPx! and Flogging Mo' 
this album can be heard on M 
but strong violin of Spencer S 1 
setting them apart from anyon 
genre. Songs to check out: "E 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Mansfield University 


, music up! 

%ht Writer 

, I hereby instill one rule that must be ad- 

I , : / 

f down and turn stereo up to or within one 

ight be tough, but I have confidence that 
ion the best it can be. However, I have 
problem: "Mike! We love your new 
s sucks! Help us!" Well, sufferers, 
nds/albums that will satisfy your hunger 

MR. A-Z 

catchy, The Format is the band to put on your grocery list. Dif- 
ficult to put in a specific genre, The Format touches on pop, 
alternative, punk, and some jangly, circus-ish country, hence 
the allegorical band name, a joke about the music industry's 
format for producing a hit. If you don't need catchy, but you 
do need happy, then this album is also for you, as every song 
seems to illustrate the soundtrack to a summer beach party. 
Songs to check out: "The First Single," "Wait, Wait, Wait," 
"Let's Make This Moment A Crime." 

Pearl Jam, Yield - The fifth album in the Pearl Jam catalog, it 
has been called the closest thing to Ten's (their first album) 
straightforward rock style. This is one of the few albums that I 
own that I can't bring myself to switch through songs - 1 have 
to start at "Brain of J." and work my way to "All Those Yester- 
days." And if the songs themselves aren't satisfying enough, 
dig deeper. Try to put your finger on exactly what the song is 
trying to say. Songs like "Pilate," (in reference to The Bible's 
Pontius Pilate, not the yoga-like exercise) baffle even the most 
intellectual minds. Songs to check out: "Pilate," "Wishlist," 
"Low Light," "Given to Fly." 

me band making their way up the 
me of the few pure bands left in 
eOneDummy Records in 2006 has 
itact with fame, brothering bands 
lolly. Occasionally, a song from 
MTV's Real World. The elegant 
Swain provides the individuality, 
one else on their label, or in their 
"Big Fish," "Can't Look Down," 

Jason Mraz,Mr. A-Z - Perfect for night-time driv- 
ing! Mr. A-Z could be songwriting^at today's 

Jaest if you listen to it enough. Keeping i 
medium paced, Mraz catchy, pun 
beats are obyic^isty hip-hop influenced, as clearly 
heard in "Geek in the Pink ." However, he eas- 
ily makes the rocky transition from hip-hop to 

..Qpera ... yes-Opera, inathe,song "Mr Curiosity" 
then to Salsa... yes, Salsa, nT* t Bellaft,Una." Songs 
to check out: "Bella Luna," "Geefc inlhe 

This list is short, trust me. If you want a huge list, feel 
free to contact me and 1 11 give you a list the size of a 7 
year old girl s Christmas list. Have fun with the music 
and with everything else this summer, and remember 
- windows down, music up! - Mike hengel 

10- Flashlight 


Mansfield University 



from the editor' s desk" 

Looking forward to Fall 2007 

The end of the year is . 
fast approaching and 
if you're anything like 
me, you can't believe it. 

I feel like just last week. 
I was coming back to school 
from Christmas break and 
now I'm rushing around with 
the rest of campus working 
on final projects, papers and 
studying for exams. 

This is the last issue of the 
Flashlight for the semester 
and I will miss it, however it's 
also a relief. I love working 
on the paper each week but 
at times it can get extremely 
stressful and it will be nice 
to have a four month break. 
But I will be back, yes, you're 
stuck with me as Editor for 
one more semester. 

I've enjoyed writing 
my editorials this year but 
sometimes (as you may be 
able to tell) its a little difficult 
to come up with something 
to write about that I feel the 
entire campus would find 
interesting. There's no doubt 
that not everyone is going to 
be interested, but I've done 
by best and I hope you've 
enjoyed them. 

However, like I said its 
hard to come up with some- 

will find interesting which 
is why I really want to get 
more students to give their 
input. Write letters, send me 
an e-mail, stop by the office. 
This organization is designed 
to serve you- the students- 
and I would appreciate your 
feedback and participation, it 
would end up benefitting you 
in the long run. 

I'm not trying to preach 
about involvement but I 
want to know what the stu- 
dents want to see in the paper 
each week. 

Either way, whether 
people give me input or not, 
expect to see some changes 
in the Flashlight next year. 
With a year of experience 
under my belt I feel that next 
fall the Flashlight be 100 
times better. (I probably just 
jinxed myself by saying that, 
but I believe its true.) 

Not that the Flashlight 
was horrible this year, quite 
the opposite actually. I think 
we did a pretty good job (if 
I do say so myself) and I'm 
very proud of the product 
that this staff has put out 
each week. 

Without all of my editors 
this paper would be nothing, 
it takes the hard work and 
dedication of a lot of people 
to put the paper together 
every week. Much of the staff 
is graduating and it's just not 
going to be the same without 
them. Michelle, Andrew, 
Carl, Joe ,Toby and Kevin 
I'll miss you all very much- 
thank you so much for all the 
work that you've done this 

year, you've all made my life 
a lot easier. 

Although I will miss my 
current editors, like I said, 
be expecting some changes. 
We have an all new staff 
lined up that I know can do 

great things. 

Until then... thanks to 
everyone that contributed 
to the paper this vear and I 
look forward to seeing you 
all next year. 

Congratulations to the Communication 
Department for winning the annual 
Spotlight Award. 

The Spotlight Award honors an individual or 
department that supports the Mansfield Uni- 
versity Creed through their actions. 

Congratulations to all of the 
Communication Department faculty, staff 
and students! 

Jersey Bound Trunk Crew 

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5th 
at The Hut 

$2 to get in 

JBTC is in the top 15 of MTV ITs com 
tition "Best Music on Campus" 



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and Business Manager 

Michelle Landis and 
Andrew Ostroski, 

News Co-Editors 

Joe Seroksi and 
Brittany Serafini, 

Features Editors 

Carl Frederick and 
Toby Motyka, 

Sports Co-Editors 

Kevin Woodruff, 

Web Editor 

Gregory Orr, 

Photography Editor and 
Technology Director 

Isaac Pragle, 
Advertising Manager 

DaneUe Miller and 
Carrie Goodyear, 

Copy Editors 

The Flashlight Staff, 

Games Editors 

Daniel Mason, 
Faculty Adviser 

All submissions to The Flashlight must 
be typed in Microsoft Word or Rich-Text 
Format and submitted by noon on Monday 
to The Flashlight. E-mail submission is 

All submissions must contain a confirma 
tion phone number or e-mail address. 
Anonymous submissions will be printed 
at the discretion of the editorial staff. The 
Flashlight reserves the right to edit or 
modify any submission (excluding letters) 
which does not meet publishing guide- 
lines set forth by the editorial board. The 

Wight also retains the right to reject any 

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Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Letter to the Editor: 

Social work program addresses Mansfield's Youth 

Dear Editor, 

We are writing to express our concern regarding adolescents age 1 3 to 1 7 that are living in the Mansfield 
Area. There is a growing need for the established structure and guidance of this age group throughout Pennsyl- 
vania. This is reflected in the current literature and statistics that exist for the state of Pennsylvania. According to 
the Pennsylvania Youth Survey conducted in 2005, the average first use of alcohol is age 14.5, and 4.5 percent 
of students in eighth grade reported being drunk or high at school. Out of the twelfth graders that binge drink, 
nearly 40 percent have done so four or more times in a two week period. Out of the tenth graders polled, eight 
percent reported being a member of a gang. These same eighth graders reported being threatened by a weapon. 
This is only a small sample of the staggering statistics which exist concerning the delinquency of adolescents 
in Pennsylvania. Even more appalling is the fact that these youths are at the highest risk of being a victim of 
violence between the time frame of 2:00-6:00 P.M. ( Due to these facts, it is apparent 
that a structured setting needs to be established in which juveniles can go to remain safe during these hours and 
receive the guidance that they need. 

Starting a program in the Mansfield atea would be a beneficial step in attaining this goal. As Mansfield Uni- 
versity social work students we are greatly concerned with producing a level of guidance that an area youth cen- 
ter could bring, therefore, we have decided to take steps to initiate an after school program. Under the guidance 
of Dr. John Mansfield, we have developed a working plan for a program to be implemented at the old armory 
building in Mansfield Borough. This plan was developed as a community project for the social work class 3351- 
Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations. 

The intent of our program is to provide a structured setting in which juveniles aged 13-17 can attend after 
school. This shall provide supervised activities and guidance, as well as a fostering of social interaction. The aim 
of this program is to provide a resource that can be used, as well as a tool to alleviate a portion of the deviant 
behavior that is occurring at the present time, and that which could occur in the future. 

The program will be open from 3:00-6:00 P.M. During this time structured activities will occur. Each 
activity will have a designated amount of openings available for participation. These activities shall be further 
divided into the three different age groups. The afternoon will be divided into six 30 minute time segments. 
After ^0 minutes the groups will rotate to the next activity according to a prearranged schedule. Children will 
be permitted to take time out of these segments for refreshments and other necessary needs. Services such as 
mentoring, tutoring, social work support and homework shall be viewed as different activities that will not fol- 
low this schedule. The schedule shall also be modified on afternoons which include guest speakers or scheduled 
sports tournaments. 

The program will provide tutoring and intensive mentoring in basic skills such as math, reading, and sci- 
ence. Guest speakers will be scheduled once every month (topics to include such areas as drug and alcohol abuse 
prevention, fire safety, and other important issues). The after school program will also provide physical activities 
such as basketball, pool, soccer, ect. (All these activities will be fostering sportsmanship), teams will also be de- 
veloped to have mini tournaments. The activities at the after school program will be board games and art based 
activities. The after school program will use computer activities aimed at building competent computer skills 
applications. There will also be computers available for completion of homework. The social work staff will offer 
support and guidance to the adolescents. The program will also have volunteer staff consisting of at least one 
individual to help supervise each age group (13), (14-15), and (16-17), this will be based on the amount of ado- 
lescents participating and can be adjusted to follow federal mandated child/staff ratios. The after school program 
also plans on having refreshments available for purchase. 

The implementation of this program is at a standstill at this point since the old armory building is currently 
being purchased by the Borough of Mansfield. A formal proposal of this program was sent to Mr. Ed Grala, the 
Mansfield Borough manager. At this time he is concerned about the local area youth and feels that a program 
such as this could be beneficial to the area. As social work students we have carried the planning as far as we are 
able to at this point. We are awaiting the final word that this beneficial plan will be permitted to begin. When 
this occurs, we ask that every concerned member of the community step forward to support this plan to help 
broaden the horizon of the local area youth. 

Lori Leahy, Kathleen Vanderpool, Lynn Luczak, Kara Ray 

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Answer the questions below to find out 

d. Rear view mirror falls off 

b. 10 minutes 

c. 1 5 minutes 

d. Half an hour 

3. Where is the Zalinsky Factory located? 

a. Cincinnati 

b. Sandusky 

c. Chicago 

d. Atlanta 

4. "Yes, sounds good, by the way, did you eat a lot of 
when you were a kid?" 

a. Paint chips 

b. Old bread 

c. Bad lunch meat 

d. Illegal drugs 

1 . What are the first words spoken in Tommy Boy? 

a. I'll take the shrimp cocktail 

b. There's no way that coat will fit. 

c. Tommy, you're going to be late for school. 

d. Ohio's a great place to live 

2. When Richard and Tommy are on the plane, what is the 
time limit for the bathroom? 

a. Five minutes 

5. "Did you live under. 

as a kid?* 

a. Garbage cans & trash 

b. Power lines & hydro lines 

c. Space center & nuclear plant 

d. Textile factory & plastic plant 

6. Which of the following never happened to Richard's car? 

a. Wheel falls off 

b. Hood falls off 

c. Door rails off 

7. What is the name of the man who says Tommy is one 
apple that fell right off the tree? 

a. R.T. 

b. B.J. 

c. C.J. 

d. R.B. 

8. Who does Tommy say the skinny dipper must be dating? 

a. The Mets 

b. The Bears 

c. The Yankees 

d. The Patriots 

9. What name did Tommy call John Hancock? 

a. Henry Hancock 

b. Jimmy Hancock 

c. Artie Hancock 

d. Herbie Hancock 

10. What are the last words of "Tommy Boy"? 

a. Hope that deer is all right. 

b. Sorry about your car, Richard. 

c. Gee, I'm hungry. 

d. That's gonna leave a mark. 

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Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 13 

Big Fred's five most memorable moments at Mans- 
field University: There were plenty of highs and lows 


Flashlight Co-Sports Edtior 
Believe it or not Big Fred will be 
leaving us in a few weeks. I know 
its sad but all good things must 
come to an end. 

In my four years here there 
have been plenty of highs and lows 
for both myself and Mansfiled 

athletics. From finally stepping out 
on the football field, to the cancel- 
lation of the program, it certainly 
has been a rollercoaster ride. There 
will be a lot of things I will miss 
and a lot that I wont. 

After I sat down and thought 
about it for awhile, I came up with 
my five most memorable moments. 

5) Football Mansfield vs. 
Cheyney-October 9, 2004. 

Yes I realize that this might of 
been the two worst teams in divi- 
sion two football playing, but the 
game was an entertaining one. The 
Mountaineers would go on to win 
the turnover infested game 26-19. 
Running back Paul Garofalo had a 
career high in both carries (44) and 
yards (268). It was a tremendous i 

individual effort. It wasn't the game 
that was so special, but it was the 
first game of any kind that I ever 

Looking back on it, I really 
didn't do a great job as the color 
commentator that day, but it was 
the first time I was doing something 
that I enjoyed. Regardless of the 
situation I loved being behind the 
microphone for Mansfield athletics. 

4) Baseball: Mansfield vs. 
Lock Haven-March 31, 2005 

This doubleheader had just 
about everything, from a grand 
slam to a team blowing a seven run 
lead. This game pretty much had 
it all. 

I was on the call with Josh 
Warner and by the time we were 
done with both games we were ex- 
hausted. It was at this point where 
I realized that broadcasting can be 
long and strenous work. 

3) Football: Cheyney vs. 
Mansfield-October 8, 2005 

Homecoming two years ago, 
would be the only win on the 
season for the Mountaineers. The- 
Mountaineers thrashed the Wolves 

I was on the sidelines working 
as the equipment manager, and it 
was a blast to be on the winning 
side. It was awesome to see all the 
players getting along not caring 
about anything except for the vic- 

It made it even nicer consider- 
ing that team had worked so hard 
and had to overcome a lot that 
year. We really thought we were on 
to something special. 

The only thing that I could 
say negative about this game, 
was that it was the last victory 
for the Mansfield Mountaineer 
football program. 

2) Mens Basketball: Millers- 
ville vs. Mansfield-January 18, 

If you were a student at Man- 
sfield University and you didn't see 
this game you missed out. This was 
one of the wildest games I have 
ever been a part of. 

The semester had just started 
back up and the Mountaineers 
had been struggling to that point. 
Millersville came to decker gym- 
nasium as one of the pre-season 
conference favorites. 

Mansfield would get con- 
tributions from nearly everyone 
in uniform. David Hoopes had 
a team high 21 points, but none 
were bigger than the three he 
hit with just seconds to go. This 
would win the game and it helped 
the Mountaineers go back to the 
playoffs once again. 

I was on play-by-play for this 
game and needless to say when 
Hoopes hit that three, Dan Ryan 
and I nearly jumped out of gym. If 
you want to know what it was like 
you still can listen to it at www. . 

This was the first time that I 
felt that I had actually done a nice 
job at calling the game. Like a lot 
of professions you are not going to 
be successful without confidence. 
Confidence is a key factor in 
almost anything. 

1) Football; Millersville vs. 
Mansfield-November 11, 2006 

Regardless of the score of that 
game or how bad our season had 
gone, this is one that will stand 
out in my mind forever. This was 
the last game in Mansfield football 

I still remember walking out 
of the locker room, with all the 
players, thinking this just doesn't 
seem right. Not only did we finish 
the season a disappointing 0-10, 
but the University decided to dis- 
continue the entire program. 

Since this is my last issue I 
keep this positive. 

Before the season staretd I had 
decided to try and walk-on to the 
football team. In what was one of 
the greatest experiences in my life, 
I was able to survive pre-season 
camp and be a part of the team. 

Until that point I had never 
played in a college game, so I didnt 
know what to expect. The coaches 
put me on kickoff return and let 
me just say that being on the field 
almost made me forget about all of 
the crap that was happening. 

When I was introduced as 
one of the 13 seniors, I never had 
more of an adrenaline rush than 
at that point in my life. It was one 
of the greatest feelings I have ever 
experienced and I would like to 
thank everyone who gave me the 
chance to do it. 

Toby's Two Cents: My five most memorable Mountaineer 
moments, whether happy, sad, or just plain memorable 

Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
5) Mansfield men's basketball @ 
Bingham ton, 2005: The final score 
of the game wasn't close, as Bing- 
hamton put away Mansfield fairly 
easily. But this one wasn't about the 
final score, but more so the expe- 
rience. In coach Rich Miller's first 
game at the helm of the Mountain- 
eer men's basketball team, he and 
his players got to show what they 
had in front of a sold out crowd of 
over 4,000 screaming fans at a state 
of the art facility in upstate New 
York. I had the opportunity to 
call the game courtside with Dar- 
rin Denmon. Being down there 
in such a great atmosphere was a 
fantastic experience for the two of 
us, as I'm sure it was for the players 
and coaches of the Mountaineers 
as well. 

4) Mansfield football @ West 
Virginia Weslyan, 2005: This was 

the first game of the 2005 season 
for the Mountaineers and my first 
road trip as WNTE sports director. 
The game was a high scoring affair 
with over 70 combined points being 
scored. It wasn't the game itself that 
I will remember, but just one play. 
John Hengehold was making his first 
career appearance behind center for 
the Mountaineers. He played well 
throughout, but it wasn't one of his 
passes that I will remember most. 
Late in the game with the Mountain- 
eers trailing, Hengehold looked as if 
he faked a handoff to Poohbear and 
was leveled by a blitzing linebacker. 
After making the call over the radio 
that he had been sacked, Poohbear 
rushed from the backfield with ball, 
sprinting 60 yards into the red- 
zone leading to a tying touchdown. 
Hengehold was as good at faking the 
rua or pass as any quarterback I saw 
uSk year, and led the Mountaineers 
to many close battles throughout 

the season. This play was the start 
of something special on that foot- 
ball team, but unfortunately it only 
lasted for one season. 

3) Mansfield Women's Basket- 
ball @ Cheyney, 2006: This was a 
history making win for the program. 
Their victory over the Cheyney 
Wolves on the road to close out the 
season sent them to the playoffs for 
the first time ever. Led by Allison 
Tagliaferri and Jessica Uhrich, two 
of the program's all time greats, the 
Mountaineers surprised everyone 
in the PSAC. The playoff clinching 
win was topped only by the dancing 
that went on after the men's game. 
The girls, including coach Her- 
mansen and coach Bruce, all went 
out to mid-court to celebrate the 
achievement by dancing with all of 
the Cheyney fans in the building. A 
truly great moment during a truly 
great season. 

2) Mansfield Mens Basketball 

vs. Shippensburg, 2006 playoffs: 
This was an incredible weekend for 
me as a broadcaster. The Mountain- 
eers traveled to West Chester to take 
part in the PSAC tournament. The 
opponent was nationally ranked 
Shippensburg and for one half it ap- 
peared as though Mansfield was on 
their way to the finals. In the second 
half Shippensburg took over and 
pulled away towards the end of the 
game. After signing off for the final 
time that season, I went downstairs 
to congratulate the team. What I 
saw was an emotional scene, with 
parents embracing the young play- 
ers, most of whom were in tears. Af- 
ter all of the winning that had gone 
on, it was a chance for me to see the 
difficult side of sports. These play- 
ers, who can seem like superheroes 
on the court at times, are all just as 
human as the rest of us. 

1) Mansfield football vs. Mill- 
ersville, 2007: This was more than 

just a game. It turned out to be 
the final game that the Mountain- 
eers would play at Karl Van Nor- 
man field. Just days after the game 
ended, the program was cut due to 
budgetary concerns. Wliile calling 
this game from the press box, it was 
great to see the emotion showed by 
the players, but was even better to see 
the support offered by the fans. The 
Mountaineers won just two games 
over their final three seasons, but 
that didn't keep the bleachers from 
filling with rain-soaked fans holding 
signs begging for the school to keep 
the program. As the players walked 
off the field after their 41-0 loss, you 
could feel the disappointment. This 
was more than just another loss. This 
was the last game any of them would 
play for the black and red. While 
some players went on to play with 
other college teams, 
be Mansfield Mountaineers. 


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Mansfield University 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

On the Sidelines with Mike Gray: Mansfield shot putter, triple 
er and school record holder in the discus 



Flashlight Copy Editor 
Michael Gray recently had an 
impressive finish at the Big Red 
Invitational at Cornell University. 
Gray threw the discus 160.. 9 feet, 
beating his best throw by five feet. 
He was able to talk about what 
interested him in the field, rather 
than the track. 

Danelle Miller: What year are you 
and what is your major? 
Michael Gray: I am a freshman 
and I am a biology major. 

DM: Why did you choose the 
major you are in? 
MG: Well I was really good in the 
sciences in high school and I took 
two wildlife courses in high school, 
so it fit really well. 

DM: Where is your hometown? 
MG: I'm from Elmira, NY. 

still being able to pretty much be myself amped up to believe I can 

on my own, and I saw a growing 
opportunity in track and field here. 

DM: When did you begin partici- 
pating in track and field? 
MG: I started track and field when 
I was in 8th grade. 

DM: What interested you in the 
shot put and the discus? 
MG: That's a pretty funny story ac- 
tually, I was really lazy when I was 
young, so when I saw the kids that 
were throwing didn't have to run as 
much as the other kids. I decided 
to go with them. 

DM: What is your motivation dur- 
ing the season? 

MG: My motivation is myself. I've 
always pushed myself to succeed at 
what I do and I am not a big fan 
of failure, so I make sure I 
myself focused. 

DM: Why did you decide to attend DM: How do you prepare for a 

Mansfield University? meet? 

MG: I decided to come here be- MG: More mental things than 

cause it is very close to home while anything, just focusing and getting 

win all the time. 

DM: How do you think your per- 
formance will be next semester? 
MG: I am not really sure. If my 
level of training shows through 
my performance, I should throw 
rather well. 

DM: What are some awards you 
have won for track and field? 
MG: Well in high school, I won 
a lot of invitational MVP's and 
I won team MVP my junior and 
senior year. I also not only hold 
the discus record here, but in 
my high school also. In my eyes 
my most prestigious award is my 
third place medal from the New 
York State Meet. 

DM: What have you learned from 
track and field that you will take 
with you into the future? 
MG: Dedication and the will 
to succeed will carry you to 
your goals. 

DM: What is your favorite sport 


Freshman Mike Gray has turned some heads with his throwing and 
jumping. He qualified for three events for the PSAC Championships this 
coming weekend at Shippensburg. 

besides track and field and why? 
MG: Basketball because of the 
whole team aspect. Track is very 
individual, but when you play 
basketball, it is always about a team 
effort. I also like it because the de- 

termination and hard work it takes 
to be good at it. 

Gray, Sanford shine for Mansfield at Big Red Invitational: 
Gray shatters personal best in the discus by five feet 


Flashlight Co-Sports Editor 
The Mansfield Mountaineers had 
one final tuneup before they head 
off to Shippensburg for the PSAC 
Championships this Saturday. 

Mansfield competed at Cornell 
University against several division 
one opponents this past Sunday. 

The Mountaineers would 
once again get a first place finish 
from Dave Sanford in the 800. 
Sanford ran a time of 1:56.38, 
which was a minute more than 
the next runner. 

Mike Gray once again was 
impressive with two second place 
finishes in the shot put (49 feet) 
and the discus (160 feet 9 inches). 
Gray's throw in the discus beat his 
previous mark by over five feet. 
That throw is at the top of the 
PSAC going into the Champion- 
ship and is also a school record. He 
will be the number one seed head- 
ing into the meet. 

Chris Green also had a big af- 

ternoon taking second in the long 
jump with a personal best of 21 feet 
6 inches. Greene wasn't done there 
taking fourth in the triple jump with 
a mark of 42 feet even. 

John Mark Stoltz notched an 
eight place finish in the 1600 meter 
run with a time of 4:29.56. 

Jameson Keeler just missed out 
in placing in the javelin with a throw 
of 147 feet 10 inches. 

The 4x400 meter relay team 
notched a third place finish (3:36.58). 
The team consisted of Blake Smith, 
Dave Sanford, John-Mark Stoltz and 
Bryan Falcone. 

The women also had several par- 
ticipants at the Big Red Invitational. 

Senior Nicole Dann prepared 
for the championship meet next 
week, by placing third in the 800 
meter run. She was able to record a 
time of 2:16.36, which is her best 
time to date. She will head into the 
PSAC's as the number two seed in 
that and the 1 500 meter run. 

Erica Ferguson was able to 

continue her season with a fourth 
place finish in the 400. Her time of 
1 :00.73 was good enough to qualify 
for the PSAC. Marisa Fronczkiewicz 
finished right behind in fifth place 
with a time of 1:01.23. Fronczkie- 
wicz also qualified for the PSAC's in 
the 200 (26.54). 

Katrina Brumfield had a busy 
afternoon taking fourth in the high 
jump (5'3) and eight in the 200 me- 
ter dash (26.35). 

Clarissa Correll also had a big 
day, by qualifing for the PSAC's in 
the 1500 meter run. Her time of 
4:55.53 was good enough for fifth 
place this Sunday. 

Rachel Hall continued her 
stellar senior season with a fifth 
place showing in the 3000 meter 
(11:13.49). Chrisitna Cain placed 
eight in the event with a time of 

Jess Wagner ran her best time 
in the 1 500 meter run with a time 
of 5:05.26. 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Mansfield University 

Flashlight- 15 

Another dissapointing season ends for Mansfield softball 


Flashlight Sports Writer 
The weather has made the last week 
of the season a long one for the 
Mountaineers. The Mountaineers 
played eight games in five days to 
end the season. The week started on 
a strong note in game one of a dou- 
ble header against Shippensburg. 

The Mountaineers started the 
scoring in the bottom of the first. 
Kristina Poore started things off with 
a single, and Shelly Forsburg fol- 
lowed with her second home run of 
the year to give the Mountaineers the 
early 2-0 lead. Mansfield would stay 
on the attack; Whitney Brown led off 
the second inning with a double and 
moved to third on a bunt by Erin 
Hackett. Katie McConville drove 
in Brown to give the Mountaineers 
a 3-0 lead. Shippensburg got on 
the board with a run in the top of 
the third, but Mansfield came right 
back with a run of their own in the 
bottom half of the inning. Forsburg 
again got things started, reaching 
first base on a hit by pitch. Jen Stein 
followed with a double that scored 
Forsburg and once again increased 
the lead to three. 

Shippensburg would fight back 
with two runs in the top of the sixth 
to cut the lead to 4-3. In the seventh, 
Forsburg allowed a lead off single, 
but then slammed the door to pre- 
serve the 4-3 win. Forsburg was once 
again solid on the mound, scattering 
1 1 hits in the complete game win. 

Mansfield lost game two 11-1. 
Shana Markwis led off the game 

for the Mountaineers with a home 
run to right center, but that would 
all the runs Mansfield would get, 
as they were held to two hits the 
rest of the game. 

Forsburg and Amanda Lewis 
picked up the two hits. With the 
split, Mansfield moves to 7-26 over- 
all and 4-13 in the PSAC east. 

Next up for the Mountaineers was 
Bloomsburg. Game one started out as 
a pitchers dual, but Huskies offense got 
going in the fifth. The score was 1-0 
Bloomsburg going into the fifth, but 
Bloomsburg broke the game open with 
six runs in the fifth and three more in 
the sixth for the 10-0 win. 

The Mountaineers were held 
to three hits in the game. Two 
coming off the bat of leadoff hit- 
ter Shana Markwis and the other a 
single by Jess Christ. 

The offensive struggles would 
continue for the Mountaineers as 
they were shutout again in game 
two. The Mountaineers were only 
able to pick up two hits in the 
game. A two out double by Whit- 
ney Brown in the second inning and 
a single by Christ in the seventh. 

After the first two innings, 
Shelly Forsburg shut down the Hus- 
kies. She allowed a leadoff homer in 
the first inning and two more scored 
in the second inning. Forsburg held 
the Huskies to just five hits in the 
game, while striking out three. 

The last double header of the 
year was against PSAC east leading 
Kutztown. The Mountaineers got 
down early, as they trailed 3-0 noth- 

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would score two more in the top of 
the third, but Mansfield responded 
with a run of their own in the bot- 
tom half of the inning. Amanda 
Lewis led off the inning with a walk 
and moved to second on a single by 
Brittany Walker. Shana Markwis 
followed with a single to score Lewis 
and get Mansfield on the board. 

Kutztwon would add two more 
in the fifth, but Mansfield battled 
back for a run in the bottom of 
the fifth. Lewis led off with an- 
other walk, and scored on a triple 
by Markwis. That was all the scor- 
ing the Mountaineers would get as 
they lost 8-2. Markwis had both 
the RBI's for Mansfield and Lewis 
scored both of the runs. 

Mansfield lost game two 10-2. 
Kristina Poore and Katie McConville 
led the Mountaineers offensively. 
Poore had three hits while McCon- 
ville had two hits and two RBI's. 

Throughout the season the 
Mountaineers made improvements, 
especially on defense. "Through- 
out the year, our defense improved 
the most. Early in the year we had 
games with multiple errors, as well 
as mental errors. At the end of the 
year we communicated better on 
defense and didn't have as many 
mental errors," head coach Edith 
Gallagher said. 

Mansfield finished the season with 
an overall record of 7-30, and 4-18 in 
the PSAC east. Jess Christ led the team 
in batting with a .336 average. 

Christ also led the team in doubles 


Third baseman Brittany Walker was one of the senior leaders of this 
year's Mansfield softball team. Though she struggled at the plate this 
season, her steady presence at the hot corner and her influence in the 
dugout with this young team both proved indispensible. 

with 11, and RBI's with 11 and was 
second in hits and runs scored. Shana 
Markwis was second on the team with 
a .328 average. Markwis led the team 
in runs, hits, triples and tied for the 
team lead in homeruns with two. 

"Shana and Jess both had very 
good years. They each adjusted well 
to new positions and didn't see many 
good pitches to hit during the season, 

despite that, they had an outstanding 
year," coach Gallagher said. 

Whitney Brown was second 
on the team in doubles while Katie 
McConville was second on the team 
with nine RBI's. 

Shelly Forsburg was the ace of 
the pitching staff with all seven of 
the teams wins. She had a 3.49 ERA 
and finished with 82 strikeouts. 

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Mountaineers end season with four consecutive losses to Kutztown 

place finish in PSAC East means no playoffs for first time since '04 


Flashlight Sports Co-Editor 
Things didn't turn out as planned 
this season for the Mansfield Moun- 
taineer baseball team. 

The Mountaineers dropped 
their final four games of the season to 
the conference leading and nation- 
ally ranked Kutztown Golden Bears 
on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, 
April 29. The losses dropped the 
Mountaineers out of the playoffs for 
the first time since 2003, and put 
their overall record below .500 (16- 
22) for the first time since 1989. 

Only the top three teams in 
each division of the PSAC make the 
playoffs. Mansfield's 7-13 confer- 
ence mark placed them fifth, two 
games behind the third place East 
Stroudsburg Warriors. 

The first game of the weekend 
was Mansfield's best chance at com- 
ing away with a victory, though it 
didn't appear to be the case for much 
of the contest. Mansfield trailed 4- 
heading into the seventh and fi- 

nal inning when they put together 
what was almost a season saving 
rally. Chris Miller began the inning 
with a double. He was followed by 
four consecutive singles by Lance 
Miller, Ryan Wyland, Ryan Giblin 
and Dave Meldrum. Scott Erickson 
knocked in the game tying run with 
an RBI single of his own. 

It appeared Mansfield scored 
the winning run later in the inning 
when Meldrum beat a throw to the 
plate. He was called out after at- 
tempting to slide around the catch- 
er and missing home plate, being 
tagged out while trying to scramble 
back to score the go-ahead rua. 

The game remained locked 
at four until the tenth inning, 
when Kutztown knocked home 
the winning fifth run, giving 
them a 5-4 win in the ten inning 
marathon. Ryan Wyland pitched 
the entire game for the Moun- 
taineers, giving up five runs on 
eleven hits. He carried a no-hit- 
ter into the fifth inning. 

Erickson got the call in game 
two for the Mountaineers, and he 
pitched well enough to stop the 
bleeding. Unfortunately for Man- 
sfield, the offense didn't support 
him. Erickson went the distance 
giving up just two runs, but the 
offense mustered only four hits in 
the 2-0 loss. 

With their playoff hopes fad- 
ing, the Mountaineers returned 
home to Shaute Field needing a 
sweep and some additional help 
to slide into the postseason. It 
looked good early on as Mans- 
field jumped out to a 4-0 lead in 
the first inning of game one. Se- 
nior Dan Yoder held the fort ear- 
ly on in his final start for Mans- 
field, shutting down the Golden 
Bears through the first two in- 
nings. He ran into trouble in the 
third and Steve Craig capital- 
ized, connecting for a game-ty- 
ing grand slam. Kutztown added 
another run in the frame giving 
them a 5-4 lead. 

There were two more ties in 
the game at 5-5 and 6-6 until 
the Golden Bears scored three 
runs in the top of the fifth, mak- 
ing the score 9-6. Mansfield 
added two runs in the bottom 
of the sixth but could not pull 
any closer, losing 9-8 and ending 
their playoff hopes. 

Despite the demoralizing loss, 
the Mountaineers still had to go out 
and play one more garne. The boys 
fell behind 5-0 but were able to break 
up the shutout in the bottom of the 
seventh when Chris Miller led of the 
inning with a solo homerun. Lance 
Miller added an RBI single later in 
the inning and Mansfield threatened 
to work their second seventh inning 
comeback in as many days when 
they put two more runners on with 
nobody out. But this time it was not 
to be, as Kutztown retired the rest of 
the team without incident, sending 
Mansfield to their fourth straight 
loss by a final of 5-2. 



Freshman Zach Ullrich pitched 
well in relief during his first sea- 
son as a Mountaineer, going 1-1 
in nine appearances. He will play 
a key role next year for Mansfield. 

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