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University of Hartford

Volume 33, Issue 23


The Informer April 22, 2010

INSIDE
Sports

Coach Gallagher
comes back to the
Hawks. For more,
turn to page 16

News

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: DAVE HITCHINGS

That’’s What You Get For Waking Up In UHa


By Erica Clayton concert on the lawn, but this year’’s sounded exactly the opposite of a The band has a driving alternative
Informer Staff Writer artist, Girl Talk, will perform on man playing a laptop, so that’’s what rock sound that will likely bring
The Lamb Umbrellas For Peace Friday night in the sports center. I chose.”” smiles to a lot of faces. Students
traveled to Hartford this week. Every year Spring Fling offers DJ Greg Gillis, better known by Signed to Illegal Art Records, Girl should expect a powerful live show
For more on this event, turn to students, alumni and friends of the his stage name Girl Talk, made a Talk has four albums and two EPs, from Envy on the Coast.
page 2. university a weekend of celebra- name for himself in electronic/ex- along with several compilations and
tions, music and activities on the perimental styles, digital sampling remixes credits. There are no other Loni Love
Village Lawn. and mash-ups. His scantily clad members of Girl Talk, so expect to Comedian Loni Love, Campus
Entertainment For this year’’s ““Las Vegas””- MySpace (myspace.com/girltalk) see Gillis on stage with his laptop Activity magazine’’s ““Hot Comic””
themed weekend, the activities has 14 songs available to listen to, Friday night. of 2009, will be performing on
are less centralized and spread out where you can get a feel for his Saturday night in GSU. Love can be
across campus, but that doesn’’t style and hear the beats you will be Envy on the Coast recognized from her appearances on
mean it can’’t be a fabulous few dancing to on Friday night. Opening for Girl Talk on Friday various television series, including
days. This weekend there is a great Many people wonder how this night, Envy on the Coast is a post- VH1’’s ““I Love the 70s/80s/90s,””
line-up of musical artists, activities Pennsylvania DJ ended up with hardcore/alternative/pop-punk band and comedy stints on Jay Leno and
and comedy to keep us occupied as a name like Girl Talk. Gillis told from Long Island. Envy is signed to Chelsea Lately, and Comedy Central
we enjoy the sun for one last hurrah FMLY (thefmly.com) in 2009, ““[it] Photo Finish Records and has spent just announced they will be lming
for the seniors and one last weekend is a reference to many things, prod- time on tour with the likes of 30 a 1-hour stand-up special on May
of fun for the rest of the university ucts, magazines, books. It’’s a pop Seconds to Mars, Head Automatica, 8, ““Loni Love: America’’s Sister.””
community. culture phrase.”” He goes on to say Cobra Starship and The Receiving Her humor is popular on the college
Does the comic book lm ““Kick- that he wanted to stir up some con- End of Sirens, among others. Their comedy circuit and she has television
Ass”” starring Nicholas Cage and a Girl Talk troversy within the small, ““overly album, ““Low Country,”” is available credentials up the wazoo.
cast of teen actors truly kick ass? The main event of every Spring serious, borderline academic type to stream on the band’’s MySpace
See our review on Page 8. Fling is usually the Saturday night electronic musicians…… Girl Talk (myspace.com/envyonthecoast). See ““Spring”” on Page 11

Opinions Harrison, Faculty Strikeout In Softball


By Jeremy Stanley
Editor-in-Chief

It wasn’’t quite the ““43-2”” score


President Walter Harrison predicted
his faculty and staff team would lose
by, but it wasn’’t pretty.
Wednesday on the University
Green, Harrison and his teammates
The next-generation iPhone managed to put three runs on the
leak is a classic example of board against a team of students in
checkbook journalism. For one their annual softball game.
writer’’s opinion, turn to page 7. But it’’s not about the score, or who
wins, or who loses, Harrison said.
““Traditions are really important
for every campus. I can’’t even
BY THE remember who won what year, or
what the scores were,”” Harrison

NUMBERS said.
Harrison retold the story of his rst
year as president at the University.
He had just nished speaking at
an event, still in business attire, he
100,000 stepped up to bat.
He hit the ball, ““took two steps””
and wiped out, Harrison said.
Number of ights Harrison said The Informer
canceled due to printed a photo of him wiped out
on the campus grass, but that issue
the volcanic ash is mysteriously missing from the
cloud hampering paper’’s archive.
Harrison’’s statistics on the day?
air travel in and Impressive, driving home a run on JEREMY STANLEY
out of Europe. two hits before the fourth inning.
Oh, and no wipeouts. President Walter Harrison stares down a pitch that would lead to an RBI single.
page 2 the informer news april 22, 2010

Umbrellas For Peace Travels to Hartford


Keith Rugar
Informer Staff Wrtier

Student art brought an awareness


of violence prevention and world
peace to the university’’s campus
last week.
The ““Lamb Umbrellas for Peace
Project”” was an event run through
the Connections Health Education
& Wellness Center and the Women’’s
Center to give students an oppor-
tunity to express their support for
peace through the use of art.
““As a visual art project students
get to paint the umbrella with their
adaptation of what global peace
means to them,”” said Patricia
McKenna-Grant, director of the
Connections Health Education &
Wellness Center. ““The artist uses an
umbrella as a symbol of safety. It is
kind of universal because everyone
uses an umbrella.””
The event was inspired by a
worldwide program started by artist
Matt Lamb, who involved relatives
of 9/11 victims to use the painting
of umbrellas to express their grief
after loosing family members in the
attack on the Pentagon.
Since 2002, the Lamb’’s project
has seen 900,000 individuals from COURTESY OF MALA MATACIN
23 countries paint umbrellas to ex-
press their opposition to violence. Three umbrellas, symbolizing peace, love, and awareness, are set out to dry after being painted this week in Suisman Lounge.
His program then ends with a
parade of the umbrella art. With and said this has been the most suc- the Gengras Student Union. tures of their umbrellas on Facebook again next year. ““We will be doing this
100 umbrellas painted on campus cessful program she has run. ““It’’s Students Alex Pineiro and Stepha- and McKenna-Grant is excited by again next year and we hope to get
last week the ““Lamb Umbrellas for been an overwhelming response,”” nie Bettelheim painted an umbrella the response. ““It’’s been an interest- more departments involved.””
Peace Project”” was well received. she said. showing their hands beneath a peace ing little phenomenon. Everybody For more information on ““Um-
““We have had a very diverse groups The project started as part of the sign. ““It is both our hands holding knows about the umbrellas and brellas for Peace”” you can go to
of students accessing the project, ““Take Back the Night March””, held peace,”” said Bettelheim. Pineiro we are really proud of that,”” she Matt Lamb’’s website at http://www.
which I love,”” said McKenna-Grant. on April 11, and the umbrellas will said she wanted to contribute after said. mattlamb.com/umbrellasforpeace.
McKenna-Grant has been be displayed on Earth Day, April 22, taking part in the ““Take Back the With the success of the ““Lamb Um- html. For more information on
conducting violence prevention where they will be hung from the Night March””. brellas for Peace Project,”” McKenna is future events you can go to www.
programs on campus for 10 years ceiling in the Suisman Lounge of Many students have posted pic- looking forward to holding the event hartford.edu/wellness.

Howie’’s Helpers Needed! WWUH Receives


We are looking for 200 students to act as Howie’’s Helpers this
coming fall. $10,000 Grant
Ben Gyurik station has received by far.””
Howie’’s Helpers are some of the rst students that our fresh- Informer Staff Writer ““We will be using most of the
grant to install a hard drive system
men meet upon arrival and they play a vital role in the residence WWUH Radio recently received in the station to play music more
hall move-in process. a $10,000 unrestricted grant from conveniently through digital les
an anonymous donor from the and recordings. We will no longer
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Founda- have to rely on musical hard copies
Compensation includes: tion Fund. like CDs,”” says Ramsey.
•• The ability to move in early on Wednesday, Aug. 25th . ““Because the grant was un- This will be a great benet as the
restricted, that means it will radio station broadcasts 24 hours a
•• All meals while in training and while helping with move-in start- allow the station to get upgraded day throughout the entire greater
ing with breakfast on Thursday. where it really needs it,”” explains Hartford area, and choose music
WWUH station manager John from a broad spectrum including
•• T-shirt (which must be worn during your shifts) Ramsey. everything from bluegrass, to classic
•• $25.00 towards your University club or organization per Howie Donors of some grants may make rock, to jazz.
grants restricted in terms of the The grant will also be able to ben-
Helper selected. use of their donation for a specic et the university’’s diverse musical
purpose, or project. An example community.
(Some moderate to heavy lifting will be required during the move-in pro- might be a scholarship that can ““It will give the station a lot more
only be used for tuition purposes access to newer artists, and we will
cess, keep this in mind when signing up.) at a university. be able to play a greater variety of
An unrestricted grant is a dona- music after the hard drive system
If you are interested in being a tion that is made available for the is installed,”” explains Ramsey.
use of any purpose, such as towards This more accessible access to a
Howie’’s Helper, sign-ups begin operating costs of the organization. greater variety of music is extremely
April 19th 2010. Please send an The grant received will be used important to the station, as their goal
primarily for technical upgrades is to ““broadcast programming that
email to blocker@hartford.edu with in the station. cannot be heard on other stations,””
subject line being Howie Helper. Your In the past 4 years the station has according to their website.
email must include your name, student ID received $5,000 grants, but this When Ramsey rst found out
year the grant was increased in size. about the grant, he said, ““I was
number, t-shirt size (100% cotton, pre-shrunk) ““We normally rely on donations attered that the anonymous donor
and your cell phone number. If you are we get from the public that we raise thought so highly of us [the station]
in small increments, generating and I was thrilled that they wanted
representing a University club, organization or a total of $90,000 in donations to support the station’’s mission.””
team please provide the name of your club or just from small donations –– but That mission is to provide the com-
this grant was a great help,”” says munity with quality programming ,
organization in which you will be representing. Ramsey. as well as serving the needs of the
When asked if the station had ever University of Hartford. So tune in
received a grant this size, Ramsey at any time to 91.3 FM to get a taste
says, ““This was the largest grant the of what WWUH has to offer.
the informer news april 22, 2010 page 3

Joseloff Gallery Gets Up Close And Personal


Marissa Pollina
Informer Staff Writer

The Aperture Foundation has no


problem creating new ideas which
becomes apparent in their traveling
exhibit featuring photography by
Chuck Close and poems by Bob
Holman.
The book, ““A Couple of Ways of
Doing Something,”” now turned into
an exhibit, has joined the University
of Hartford as of Wednesday, Apr.
14. The opening to this exhibit was
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an intro-
duction for what it entails.
This opening reception was free
to the public and located in the Jo-
seloff Gallery associated with the
Hartford Art School. The exhibit
will run from April 14 to July 27,
during which time, the public, as
well as students will get a feel for
extraordinary pieces of art.
The focus on this exhibit will help
advance and develop the ideas for
this gallery. All the exhibits shown
at the Joseloff Gallery are funded
through the Kohn/Joseloff Founda-
tion, and exponential amounts of
individual contribution.
With the help from Aperture, a
not-for-prot organization, Chuck
Close and Bob Holman now share
their work with the university, ex-
panding their act while enhancing SARAH WILSON
the university. Two portraits in ““A Couple of Ways of Doing Something.”” Left: Andre Serrano, 2006 Right: Self portrait of Chuck Close.
Chuck Close, American painter,
printmaker and photographer, was ent techniques and formats. Some daguerreotypes, a process involv- exhibit in motion. and runs the Bowery Poetry Club.
born in 1940 and is widely recog- ideas sprang up through inspiration ing iodine-sensitized silvered Widely recognized and highly Together these portraits and poems
nized throughout the world. After drawn from his colleagues, which plate and mercury vapor, digital accomplished poet, Bob Holman, collectively describe ““A Couple of
his rst 20 years, he started to use can be seen when looking through pigment prints, tapestries, textile is also featured alongside Close in Ways of Doing Something,”” while
his photography as a foundation for his art. Colleagues such as Laurie fabric formed by weaving colored the exhibit. Holman composed an intriguing the minds of students.
his painting. Anderson, Cecily Brown, Gregory thread and photogravures, an im- original poem to accompany each For more information regarding
““A Couple Ways of Doing Some- Crewsdon, Ellen Gallagher, Phillip age produced from a photographic of Close’’s paintings. the gallery and exhibit go to www.
thing”” focuses on his journeys since Glass and of course Chuck Close negative transferred to a metal plate Holman originated and hosted josselofgallery.org or contact Lisa
2001, allowing his reections to are only a few of his subjects. and etched in. All of these ideas the famous Poetry Slams at the Gaumond, gallery manager, at
come to life with the use of differ- Some of his creations involve formed together to get the traveling Nuyorican New York Poets Café gaumond@hartford.edu.

Regents Awards
Honor Students
Jeremy Stanley Dean James Faireld-Sonn pre-
Editor-in-Chief sented the awards to Barney School
of Business students Jessica Gander
The top students in each school for and Hartford women’’s basketball
the graduating classes of 2010 and player Mary Silvia.
2011 received accolades at a univer- From the College of Education,
sity sponsored dinner event. Nursing and Health Profesions,
The Regents’’ Honor Awards Ban- Kara T. Kuchachik and Regina Zito
quet, held Friday, served to recognize received their awards.
students’’ efforts in each college’’s In the Hartt School, Caitlin Eger
major. and Sarah Hansen received awards
Biliana Mihaylova, Informer staff presented to them by Dean Aaron
writer, Tina Sandora and Sara Allen Flagg.In the College of Engineering,
received the Solomon Elsner Award Technology and Architecture, Mah-
for maintaining a 4.0 GPAthroughout moudAs’’Ad and Christofer Jasinski.
their studies at the university. Finally, Tyler Varsell received
Amber LaPointe received the All- the award in the University Stud-
University Curriculum Award , Dean ies school .
David Goldenberg presented Kayla The dessert portion of the banquet
Colbert and Brendan O’’Neil with the was in the form of awards presented
Hillyer Associate Degree awards and to senior students.
presented Marybeth Perry and Patricia In the College of Arts and Sci-
Ricupero with University Associate ences, Gili Goldfrad and Adrian
Degree Awards. Alexis Ruiz received awards.
Dean R.J. McGivney presented the In the Art School, Sara Allen
following part-time student awards: and Michelle Podgorski received
Merliee DeJohn received the Bac- awards. For the College of ENHP,
calaureate, Dianna Demers received faculty members Marie Hopkins
the Ernest A. Dudley Award and and Paige Bray presented Susan
Anna Braverman received the Alan Hebert and Dionisia Rigby with
S. Wilson award. their awards. In Hartt, Patrick Fio-
The deans of each school present- rillo and Mary Madeja both received
ed Junior Regents’’ Honor Awards to special honors.
each student receiving the award. At CETA, Neftali Torres and
In the College of Arts and Sci- Carl Vogel received awards. Joshua
ences, Anthony Benaquista and Bredickas received his award in the
Ashley Katon-Donegal received school of University Studies.
awards. Hartford Art School stu- Finally, Sara Messinger and Kiku
dents Ashley Poulin and Megan Ichihara received awards in the
Truax received awards. Barney School of Business.
page 4 the informer news april 22, 2010

What Can The Ofce Of Alumni Relations Do For You?


Karen Arekaline events and reunions for the alumni
Informer Staff Writer members throughout the year. Some
of the special events that are held
Being a part of the Alumni Asso- are: casino night, alumni artisans
ciation of the University of Hartford market place and alumni musicians
has many benets. The goal of the spotlight.
Ofce of Alumni Relations is to There are even events that are
uphold relationships with current, specically for reunions with the
past and future students. Red Caps and the School of Com-
One of the ways that the of- munication as well as other schools
ce does this is by promoting an within the university.
event that is known as ““Express There are also Anchor Awards
to Success”” which pairs current which are held during homecom-
upper-class students with alumni ing weekend. The Anchor Awards
professionals and allows students are given to honorary alumni mem-
to experience what their career bers and are given by members of
would be like with the leaders in the university community such as
their prospective elds. deans, students and other alumni
This is such an advantageous members.
experience especially for seniors The alumni anchor is a tradition
who are graduating in a year or less. that gives back to alumni.
The Express to Success is a special There are a vast variety of ser-
and unique opportunity that the COURTESY OF HARTFORD.EDU/COMMENCEMENT vices that the Ofce of Alumni
university offers. Relations offers for all those that
The Ofce of Relations also has Online, some of whom are located rental and hotel discounts, and even ing left. Career service has helpful are involved in the University of
an excellent networking program all around the world. The Anchor alumni travel plans. The medical information such as: how to write Hartford community, and all these
called ““Anchor Online,”” which Online is benecial for students insurance that the Ofce of Alumni a resume, a cover letter, planning services are highly important to
is the University of Hartford’’s who are looking to nd jobs out Relations provides is benecial for interviews, job searches and even the graduating seniors. Being an
online community. It is a social of the state, and for those seeking recent graduates and alumni that are learning how to network. active part of the alumni associa-
networking service that promotes to get advice from others in their searching for jobs. Being a part of the alumni tion is benecial especially after
communication and professional intended eld. Another service worth taking program also includes events and graduating.
networking with students and the The Ofce of Alumni Relations advantage of that the Ofce of programs such as homecoming, There is so much that the uni-
alumni members. also offers benets such as medical Alumni Relations offers is career an event that the university hosts versity provides and proves that
There are a vast amount of insurance, home and auto insurance development that can help graduates during a weekend in the fall. being a part of the University of
members that are a part of Anchor savings, Zipcar partnership, car who have a year or less of school- The university plans special Hartford is a lifelong membership.

Public Safety ARAMARK Goes Green For Earth Day


Sarah Wilson is obvious, and no doubt substantial.
News Editor Because of this ARAMARK will

Blotter With the sale of biodegradable in-


sulated coffee mugs, Einstein Bros.
Bagels is helping out students and
be weighing the amount of food
wasted at Commons during a spe-
cic period of the day, the results
of which will be announced at a
the environment for Earth Week. later date.
These mugs will be sold through- The ndings are sure to be shock-
Tuesday 04-13-10 out the week for ve dollars at not ing to many students. It’’s obvoius
only Einstein’’s but the Dorothy that with the buffet-style setting
Harassment Public Safety Parking Goodwin Café and the Backstage students are prone to taking more
Café as well. than they will eat. Therefore the
1. Alcohol Offense Regents Park Students who purchase these COURTESY OF RECYCLEREELS.COM results will be published with the
Apts. mugs will receive a free cup of hope of persuading people to throw
coffee along with the mug, and be prepared to eat in a more away less.
are encouraged to bring them back romantic setting. ARAMARK is Also at Commons on Thursday
every visit to get a ten-cent discount aiming to conserve electricity and night, an Earth Day ““Birthday Party””
Wednesday 04-14-10 off a medium cup of coffee through raise awareness about how much will be held in celebration of its 40th
April 24. money and energy can be saved anniversary. Students will have the
However, Einstein’’s Bagels is by dimming the lights in all dining opportunity to enjoy a cake deco-
Larceny Harry Jack Gray not the only dining area on campus locations on campus. rated for Mother Nature, as well as
Assault Village Apts. #7 participating in Earth Day events. Other events throughout Thurs- cupcakes and a themed menu.
Harassment Konover ARAMARK is including all dining day hosted by ARAMARK will be This Thursday the 22nd,with ARA-
locations on campus in the quest to held at Commons. The fact that MARK’’s various activities, Earth
2. Drug Offense C Complex become green. people waste food during break- Day awareness is sure to be spread
This Thursday, students should fast, lunch and dinner at commons throughout campus.

Thursday 04-15-10
Vandalism B Comp 1 3
Friday 04-16-10
Larceny Village Apts. #3

Saturday 04-17-10
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3. Assault Village Apts. #6 4
Trespassing North University

Sunday 04-18-10
4. Malicious Mischief Village Apts. #7
Alcohol Offense Village Apts. #7
Vandalism Parking Lot E
5. Burglary D Complex
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Opinions hartfordinformer.com/opinions/ April 22, 2010

Hallucinogens, New Wonder Drug? Bystander Effect Still


It started and ended, with Timothy
Leary’’s experiments in the 1960s.
That is, until now. Today, 50 years
Tomorrow
Is Today’’s
who are suffering.
Because of the uncertainty to re-
actions and knowledge of the risks,
America’’s Downfall
later, studies are once again being during these experiments doctors and Over a two-hour period on
Dream Saturday evening in late October Dreaming
conducted that are revealing the scientists have created standardized
benets of hallucinogens. guidelines when patients are being 2009 a 15-year-old California A
Just recently, the Johns Hopkins treated. girl was allegedly gang raped Thousand
medical school in Vancouver, Wash- Sarah Wilson •• News Editor There are specic rules to ensure and beaten right outside of her Paths
ington began ongoing experiments sawilson@hartford.edu the patient is in a comfortable setting, high-school homecoming dance.
with psilocybin, the psychoactive el- Twitter: @swyzleh there are always monitors present While hundreds of students
ement in hallucinogenic mushrooms. who are experts in dealing with any we’’re gathered in the gymna- Danielle Huppke •• Managing Editor
This ingredient can reportedly treat majority have preconceived notions? adverse reaction, and there is now sium, many were convened huppke@hartford.edu
disorders such as depression in can- Well, they already have support technology available to study the in front of the alley where the Twitter: @danielle618
cer patients, obsessive-compulsive from many cancer patients such brains of subjects while under the rape was occurring stopping to
disorder, post-traumatic stress dis- as 65-year old Clark Martin, who inuence of drugs, more accurately have a quick laugh and snap a was coined in the ‘‘60s after
order and even addiction to drugs recently had his rst psychedelic ex- gauging the effects. few photos. neighbors of 20-year-old Kitty
and alcohol, like no other drug can. perience after other anti-depressants Acting under these guidelines, Lt. Mark Gagan of the Rich- Genovese watched and heard a
While advocacy for these experi- failed to work. According to the New several controlled experiments have mond Police Department told serial killer stalk and stab her to
ments won’’t be hard to nd among York Times, ““Dr. Martin credits been conducted and the results have CNN.com, ““As people an- death in two separate instances
our nation’’s younger generation, that six-hour experience with help- all come out the same: ““psilocybin nounced over time that this was in her neighborhood of Queens,
psychedelics haven’’t been so taboo ing him overcome his depression could induce what the experimental going on, more and more people New York.
for the past 50 years for nothing. and profoundly transforming his subjects described as a profound came to see, and some actually Genovese allegedly struggled
People all react differently; the drug relationships.”” spiritual experience with lasting participated.”” with her attacker on the street
can have completely opposite affects During Timothy Leary’’s ex- positive affects,”” according to the Gagan also stated that the wit- and in her building all the while
on two separate people. And while periments in the ‘‘60s, 75 percent of New York Times. nesses of this horrendous crime screaming for help yet nobody
some groups already view halluci- participants described their trials as As of now, there is federal approval failed to report what they saw to came to her aid.
nogens as being benecial, elements one of the best experiences of their for these experiments to continue, the local law enforcement. Five According to The New York
such as laws, warnings and general lives, giving a decent indication but little money is being granted for arrests were made, with others Times, one neighbor who was
uncertainty about the subject leave to how people being tested on are furthering research. impending, but the question questioned by police as to why he
most to believe it’’s nothing but risky describing it today. Preliminary success is being still remains, why didn’’t anyone failed to act said, ““I didn’’t want to
business. Now, with more information reported, so with just a little more sup- come forward to help? be involved.””
When experimenting in a realm so and new technology, it is easier to port for the cause, so many suffering Many psychologists believe This infamous case became the
unknown and frowned upon, will sci- take any necessary precautions, from depression and other diseases that this type of occurrence is primary example of the bystander
entists be able to win over the support and there’’s no reason these drugs can nd the glimpse of hope hiding due to the social psychologi- effect.
of a society whose overwhelming shouldn’’t be administered to those somewhere in their subconscious. cal phenomenon known as the These types of instances oc-
bystander effect. cur more often then we’’d like to
The bystander effect refers to believe in today’’s society. It’’s not
the idea that when there are a just enough to say that you would
greater number of people pres- be willing to come to the aid of an-
ent it’’s less likely for someone other human being in need of help,
to help a person in distress. we should be constantly ready to
There are a few thoughts as protect with as little as a phone call
to why people react this way to the police.
in situations where their help Sounds simple but many don’’t react
could mean all the difference as they should, instead they turn away,
to another human’’s life. fearing that by getting themselves
First, is the idea that when involved they are somehow going to
there are more people in a be the next victim yet to stand by and
group there is a diffusion of re- do nothing is corrupting our societies
sponsibility, meaning nobody moral integrity.
wants to be the one to pick up In the case of the young California
the phone and dial 911. girl, many witnesses later stated that
The second is the idea that they were afraid of gang retaliation
when people are in groups but just a single 911 call could have
there’’s a need to act as part of saved this young girl from the psy-
the norm, so in essence being chological damage that comes from
the hero would seem com- a brutal attack like this.
pletely ridiculous to the other So I leave you with this ques-
members of the group. tion, would you be the hero or just
The term bystander effect another bystander?
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the informer opinions april 22, 2010 page 7

Hire Good For Hawks


By Zach Wallens Pat Meiser and almost instantly
Informer Staff Writer you could tell he was different.
Lafayette coach Fran O’’Hanlan
““Let the dream begin.”” said Gallagher is great at selling
And so began the John Gallagher himself and the program. After
era of Hartford men’’s basketball, Friday’’s press conference, I un-
less than three days after Dan Lei- derstand what he means.
bovitz abruptly resigned with four For ten minutes Gallagher did
years remaining on his contract to exactly what O’’Hanlan said he
take Gallagher’’s previous assistant can do.
job at Penn. He sold himself, the program and
Gallagher’’s introduction on the future, and if he can do that in
Friday morning at Chase Arena front of recruits for the next few
concluded one of the strangest years, Hartford might just be able
weeks in university history. Last to build a winning program.
Tuesday night Leibovitz left the Talking to players, you get the COURTESY OF CHANNEL4.COM
program, a move that created a sense they would already run Apple employee Gray Powell, recently left a prototype of the next iPhone at a bar.

Is It Ethical To Buy A Story?


chain of events culminating in Gal- through a brick wall for Gallagher.
lagher being hired to take over for Leibovitz was a very bright coach
his former boss. Sound confusing? who found early success, but you
It was. But now, after all the dust never got the feeling he was a
has settled in, the Hawks have a great motivator. Just watching
new coach. Gallagher at the podium, you see Apple has dominated the lost the prototype iPhone.
Will it work out? Time will tell. the condence, and condence is technology news cycle for the Tech. Thanks to Gizmodo, Gray Powell
““I’’m really pleased at how this contagious. better part of a month now, for It’’s my has become a name synonymous
has all worked out,”” said Hartford At the very least, you can be sure some things it intended to do and with this blunder. They threw him
one big, embarrassing moment real under the bus. Jesus Diaz wrote this
President Walter Harrison. ““I’’m Gallagher will bring new energy to
really optimistic for the future of the program. Meiser said Gallagher in company history. name. lede to his article on Powell, ““The
our men’’s basketball team.”” is more passionate about the game One of Apple’’s engineers left Gourmet Haaus Staudt.
While Harrison is optimistic, than anyone she’’s ever seen, and I a prototype iPhone, expected to ““A nice place to enjoy good
be unveiled later this year, on a Jeremy Stanley •• Editor-in-Chief Lagers. And if you are an Apple
I’’m a little more skeptical of hir- believe her. jstanley@hartford.edu
ing another 32-year-old coach Hiring a young coach can be bar stool just 20 miles from the Software Engineer named Gray
company’’s Cupertino, Calif. Twitter: @JeremyDStanley Powell, it’’s also a nice place to
with no experience leading his tricky because being so close in age
own program. But, after meeting to the players can create a problem. campus. make the honest mistake of losing
Gizmodo, the technology earnings call Tuesday, where the next-generation iPhone.””
Gallagher and listening to him talk Without a doubt, these players
blog, paid an upwards of $5,000 Apple announced their biggest The tone of this article is
for only ten minutes, one thing is respect and love Coach Gallagher.
to as much as $10,000 to get non-holiday quarter prots, not one whimsical, and the narrative is
painfully obvious: This isn’’t the Leibovitz was a great individual
hands-on with a device that journalist posed a question regard- mean-spirited.
same 32-year-old coach the uni- who left a positive impact on the
Apple had disabled using its ing the lost prototype iPhone. Later, we nd out the guy lost
versity hired four years ago. John university with his class and work
““remote wipe”” feature. One would venture to guess that the phone celebrating his birthday.
Gallagher is far different than Dan ethic. Sometimes change is needed.
I could probably go on for days every single journalistic outt that Gizmodo didn’’t have to release this
Leibovitz. The players already believe in Gal-
about checkbook journalism that was on that call had an article about guy’’s name, they would have done
Gallagher grabbed the micro- lagher, and by the end of his tenure,
Gawker, the parent company of it in their newspaper or website. just ne saying ““Some guy from
phone from Director of Athletics I’’m guessing everyone else will too.
Gizmodo, and its owner, Nick That doesn’’t mean paying for a Apple lost this prototype.””

Can Sex Toys Amp Up


Denton, employs. story isn’’t a bad idea (because it is), Joel Johnson, another writer at
Paying for a story is such a but when it’’s a company like Apple, the site, wrote ““foisting him into the
disingenuous thing——it’’s, in es- the reportage from Gizmodo thrusts public eye might help him keep his
sence, a bribe. that control away from an empire job at Apple,”” but criticized for the

Your Sex Life?


But it’’s hard not to feel as with such an authoritative hold on way the blog did reveal his name.
though Gizmodo did this to the public and media relations front. Honestly, they didn’’t have to put
control a news cycle that Apple But checkbook journalism isn’’t his name out there, so why do it?
previously had a stranglehold the worst thing Gizmodo could have Gizmodo is in the business of
By Alexandria Hubbard small, but they pack a punch. These over. possibly done regarding this story. making money and, hey, they’’re
Informer Staff Writer are made to enhance sex in a more Apple does continue to have The blog revealed the name of the out $10,000 from paying for that
convenient way than a vibrator. that stranglehold, too. In an individual from the company who story to begin with.
See, a lot of people are kind of I’’ve noticed that the rings tend to
scared to talk about sex toys. A few
weeks ago, in the midst of spreading
out an array of sex toys for an RA
run pretty small though, so there’’s
a chance that it could actually hurt
a guy. So be wary with that.
Mental Health Check Ups, A Necessity?
program (note: I’’m an RA. I do a There are sex games to play, like By Melissa O’’Brien to be the focus when looking at Even if you have an insurance
lot of strange programs that involve card and dice games. These can be Informer Staff Writer psychology. company that does cover these
things you don’’t normally deal with silly, but they can also give you This negative mind set seems to visits, they might put a limit on
on a daily basis), I realized how a chance to experiment with your As a psychology major, I’’ve be perpetuated by lm and society. the number of times you can go
completely comfortable I am with sexuality and your comfort-level been exposed to many different I think regular mental health visits in a year.
sex toys. It’’s not because I use them with your partner. If it ends up being aspects of human nature. should be strongly encouraged. All of these factors are not con-
all (get your mind out of the gutter), awkward, you can just laugh it off One of my professors last According to ““Psychology ducive to allowing people to get
but it’’s because I talk about them. with your partner. week said something very Applied to Modern Life,”” only the help that they need.
So I’’ll talk about them here. Handcuffs have always been a interesting that I never even 15 percent of the United States On campus students can receive
Vibrators can be a girl’’s best classic, it seems. Simple enough, thought about before. population seeks mental health services from Counseling and
friend. Seriously. When men fail, they’’re used to dominate your part- He asked, ““Why don’’t people treatments. Psychological Services (CAPS),
or there’’s no man in sight, a vibra- ner. And they have fuzzy ones so that have regular mental health It also says that people always where the fee is included into with
tor can give you exactly what you it’’s not so harsh on the skin. Plus, check-ups?”” Why don’’t we delay treatment for many years tuition and fees.
need when you need it without who doesn’’t like something fuzzy? visit a psychologist routinely? even after they recognize the need In years’’ past there used to be a
complaining about it. It’’s the perfect It’’s kind of cute, and once you get We go to the dentist every for them. cap on how many sessions students
silent partner. past the cuteness it’’s pretty sexy. six months and we get a yearly The textbook also says that one can receive.
They come in a huge assortment There are a million and four types physical. This also doesn’’t study shows only 59 percent of It was around 10 or 12 visits
of kinds, sizes, colors...everything of sex toys out there. And, depending include any other doctors that people who need mental health a year. Their website now says,
basically. on your comfort level, they can all we might require. services actually seek help. If men- ““while the number of sessions
There are small, pocket-sized be experimented with. We visit our physician and tal health check-ups became a part depend on the nature and extent
ones, and there are big ones like the I would suggest bringing up the dentist regularly even if we of a normal routine these numbers of the problem, students usually
Rabbit. Thank you, Sex and the City, topic with your partner before you don’’t feel poorly. It’’s become a might not be as staggering. engage in 6-8 sessions of counsel-
for introducing the world to that one. jump in and buy something crazy part of living a healthy lifestyle. Reasons people seek mental ing or less.””
The Rabbit is kind of intimidating, (i.e. anal beads...err...weird.). You Isn’’t our mental health also health treatments can include ad- They have changed to a case-
but if it’’s something you’’re comfort- want to make sure it’’s something important? Why don’’t we visit diction, anxiety disorders, marital by-case basis.
able with, it can be plenty of fun. you can enjoy on your own, but if the psychologist more often? conicts, self-esteem, interper- Services like CAPS can be an
Girls have a harder time getting it’’s something you want to try with This could be because of sonal relationships, depression, integral part in helping students
off than guys do anyway. your partner they have to be ready the negative stigma that is eating disorders, etc. adjust to college life and I don’’t
So, with the assistance of a vibrat- for it too. associated with ““shrinks.”” Not only does the bad stigma that think students know that they
ing friend, having an orgasm can be Sex toys are just fun, plain and When people hear the words surrounds mental health inhibit can utilize these services without
a hell of a lot easier for girls. Plus, simple. When you’’re alone, they psychologists or psychiatrists, people from going and seeking charge.
you can incorporate the smaller ones can help you through a dry spell, or many people immediately jump professional help, but cost and The mental health stigma is
in sex so that while you’’re having immediately satisfy a sexual urge. to a bad connotation of it. insurance can hinder it as well. perpetuating a cycle of people who
sex you use the vibrator. Good times They can spice up a boring sex life, Many use the term ““crazy”” Not all insurance companies cover need help but don’’t get it.
all around. and they can give you a chance to and believe that there must be mental health services or they But by putting psychologist on
Then there are other vibrating get to another level of comfort and something completely abnor- require referrals. the same list as dentist, things just
things like cock rings and tongue sexual desire with your partner. Why mal that would warrant a visit. Also if you don’’t have insurance might begin to change and more
vibrators for oral sex. They’’re not give them a try? The extremes always seem it can be extremely expensive. people will get the help they need.
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Entertainment hartfordinformer.com/entertainment/ April 22, 2010

For Student, Sharing Music Comes As A Passion

ANDY SWETZ
Sophomore Joe Sanchez enjoys playing acoustic guitar around campus and expressing himself through song. Joe will preform in Thursday’’s talent show at GSU.
By Andy Swetz folk music is really what drives me. David and Michael’’s, inuence. throws at you, Sanzhez’’s vibrant but dead musical community of New
Entertainment Editor It’’s the intimacy of a song that I’’m ““David Garza is probably one of style and voice that can untangle England that was forced underground,
really drawn to,”” Sanchez said as the most natural musicians I know even a stranger’’s troubles is what Sanzhez admits that he struggled to
To the unsuspecting student who he took his time and consulted his and my biggest inuence next to sets him apart from your typical nd musical direction when arriving
doesn’’t know sophomore Joe San- memories for accuracy. Glen Hansard and Josh Ritter,”” acoustic strummer. at the university his rst year.
chez, his biggest claim to fame is As Sanchez explained how he Sanchez proclaimed. Without giving himself much ““When I was a freshman I really
his simple and friendly smile as he started playing guitar and was intro- Regularly adding and subtract- credit, he talks in inuences and at- found myself without a genre. I got
passes you on the bridge to class. duced to the Contemporary Christian ing a specic sound element via tributions to musicians who helped to search for things I was interested
For those fortunate enough to music of his church at a young age, he a violinist or female vocalist to mold his unique style. What I found in by myself without following the
discover the true quality of musi- paused to recollect on how his home give the band a certain texture for to be most compelling during my inuence of my friends,”” he said.
cianship Sanchez has to offer, the state’’s take on music inuenced him a given gig, it is easily recognized sit-down with Sanchez was how in- Two years later Sanzhez has
depth of what they nd is immense. greatly. that Sanchez’’s musical motivations exhaustibly drive his love for music found his groove here at Hartford
Bred on the easy ow of vibes stem- Living for music, Sanchez attri- and loyalties lie with sharing music is. If nothing else, Sanchez wants to and is slowly making his mark by
ming from San Antonio, Texas, butes his sound and motivation to with his friends and anyone else be able to share music with people playing during Community Day
Sanchez’’s passion and excitement the level of comfort and excitement willing to listen. offering his input and soaking in 2009, winning rst place in the In-
for playing guitar is something rare that the Austin music scene offers. A genuine and good-natured guy, new sounds. ternational Dance Team Christmas
to come by in an area where great Playing regularly with his band Sanchez’’s maturity level for a col- A storyteller at heart, it is Sanzhez’’s Cabaret, playing Hartford for Haiti
stripped down acoustic music is David and The Stone Throwers back lege musician is yet to be matched in love of the caliber of song writing that and currently competing in Thurs-
scarce. home in Texas, Sanchez’’s enthusiasm my eyes. Playing music for the thrill gives his sound its edge and denition. day’’s talent show, which will take
““I think the quality of writing in peaked when speaking of his peers, of lling the void life sometimes When thrown into the mix of the all place in Gengras Student Union.

Daytrotter Sessions Feature


Indie Artists, Free Music iPhone 4G –– Apple’’s new iPhone 4G was
accidently left in a bar this week by one of
its employees. There’’s a new name for blun-
ders, and it’’s ““Gray Powell.””

4/20 –– With Tuesday’’s 4/20 celebrations


over, stoners can now go back to looking for
an excuse to skip class and smoke weed.

American Idiot –– Pop punk trio Green Day’’s


2004 album ““American Idiot”” hit Broadway
COURTESY OF DAYTROTTER.COM this week. Wake me up when the same four
Daytrotter offers free downloads of independent muscian’’s four-song live sessions on their website. power chords end.
By Andy Swetz promote one specic artist, instead session in the past, this feature
Entertainment Editor the purpose is to make available allows the luxury of going back Volcano Ash –– With the recent ash from
a slew of great music all in one to day one.
A raw collection of recorded convenient place. The creators want the users
Iceland’’s Volcano lling the air and halting
material, the mission of the Day- With so many sources compiling experience to be as pleasant as aircraft trafc, birds aren’’t the only threat to
trotter Sessions, recorded at The many of the same songs and new possible as they become engulfed planes anymore.
Horseshack Studio in Rockland, artists scattering music all over in the amount of material avail-
Ill., is to harvest new artists’’ music the Internet, Daytrotter’’s synthesis able for download. All that is
and offer it for free download. and simplication process helps to required is an e-mail address and Spring Fling –– Activities for this weekend’’s
Featuring one band a day, weed out the articial leaving only the expansive amount of music
everyday, the sessions yield 28 real, pure music. becomes available at no charge. Vegas-themed Spring Fling begin tonight.
new songs per week offering four My current obsession, this music The creators remind Daytrotter Having fun is not prohibited.
free songs from up and coming collection is the perfect place to users that: ““These songs are them
independent artists. discover new bands and get turned as they are on that particular day,
Rolling into the sessions in on to great music. on that particular tour –– dirty and Steelers –– Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
between tour dates recording With artists such as Ingrid Mi- alive. We want you to make this Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for
on borrowed instruments, the chaelson, Josh Ritter, Andrew Bird, your new home as it is ours. We
nal products mirror the original Spoon and Of Montreal already promise that you will love it here.”” six games for violating the NFL’’s personal
recording with no over dubs or nding a home at Daytrotter, the One of my favorite websites conduct policy on Wednesday. With trade
mixing done to the tapes. list of new sessions is growing by that never seems to disappoint
The spirit of Daytrotter is not the day. Given the opportunity to my musical needs, I recommend
rumors surfacing, maybe now the Patriots
to credit the website with notic- go back and search the archives checking out Daytrotter for some have a shot at a decent QB.
ing the next big thing rst or to for any artist who has recorded a free tunes. JEREMY STANLEY, MELISSA O’’BRIEN, DAVE HITCHINGS AND ANDY SWETZ
the informer entertainment april 22, 2010 page 9

Christofer Drew Challenges Scene Stereotypes


By Harris Decker
Informer Staff Writer

Christofer Drew, lead singer


and creator of the persona Never-
ShoutNever has put himself into a
very unique situation over the past
ve years. In a time dominated by
““scene”” bands, Drew has managed
to stand out, performing acoustic,
melodic music alongside of 2010’’s
top pop artists.
Taking a constructive attitude to-
wards the bands he shares the stage
with, he says that he has the oppor-
tunity to learn from his experiences
and grow as an artist.
A former high-school tennis
prodigy, Drew gave up on those
dreams to pursue music full time in
2007 at the age of 16, recording on
his own and growing his reputation
on MySpace. In an interview with
Alternative Press, he recalled playing
for empty coffee houses and often
getting booed and laughed at playing
to a 25-and-up crowd at the age of 14.
When I asked him about that time in
his life he said, ““Everyday you have
to appreciate it, I’’m glad that I come
from a humble background, it makes HARRIS DECKER
me truly appreciate and take advan- Performing as NeverShoutNever, Christofer Drew made a lasting impression as one of the most distinct artists at SXSW.
tage of every blessing that I have...””
It became evident early on that other bands that have an electric, all successfully. I asked Drew, point anything; we’’re trying to keep it very has plans to explore the world, us-
while some of the pop stars on the mainstream sound. Despite his pop blank, if he would go mainstream any natural. If it hits mainstream, cool. If ing his music outside of the music
““scene”” circuit are obsessed with style, Drew’’s songs do not lend time soon. His response was quick it doesn’’t, I’’m totally okay with that business. Drew will provide one of
branding, bottom lines and sold out themselves to radio as well as these and targeted: ““If that’’s where the too...if it happens then it happens.”” the most interesting case studies in
shows, Drew’’s intentions are simpler. other bands yet he has seen equal music takes me, but I’’m not going to With mainstream America knock- pop music over the next few years.
He is a spiritual person who will use and greater successes in his short force anything. If I write a song that ing on his doorstep, Drew will need A limited amount of time and a
words like ““blessing”” and ““positiv- time in music. feels a little more mainstream, feels to act quickly if he wants to leave less than classic mainstream sound
ity”” instead of ““fame”” and ““money””. ““It’’s great. I get to learn. I learn like a radio single then maybe we’’ll a lasting legacy in the pop music will provide challenges but Drew’’s
As with anyone in his situation, Drew about whole different sides of mu- push it to radio. If not, then that’’s world. As someone who doesn’’t plan signature style is on the brink of
knew that when it came to growing sic. I get to experience different okay too. We’’re not trying to force to stay in music his entire life, Drew becoming the next fad in pop.
his career, he would have to be cau- scenes. I don’’t really have a scene.
tious, preserving the music, the thing I’’m a lot different than the sceney
he cherishes most. stuff out right now. It’’s really cool
““I was very picky with the label to just dive in and see what it’’s all
situation because I didn’’t want to about. I don’’t want to be limited...I
be controlled, I wanted to have all think it’’s great to go with some
my artistic values...I felt like War- sceney pop punk kind of bands and
ner Brothers was a perfect match. then maybe go out with a really
They’’re more of a career label, in- mature artist. I’’m always learning,
stead of just getting a big single and every tour is always with a new
pushing it to radio, they’’re more into type of genre.””
just letting me do whatever I want
and having a 10-year career. I’’m all
In spite of Drew’’s thoughts about
touring with different genres, most
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about that vibe. I just want to keep of the groups he has toured with t
growing as an artist and I think that under the category of ““sceney pop
a team is necessary for that.”” punk,”” as he put it. The band’’s previ-
While most of the bands he per- ous tours have included The Bigger
forms with (Hey Monday, The Cab Lights, Forever The Sickest Kids
and Every Avenue are all currently and Mercy Mercedes. Tours like
joining Drew on the AP Tour) are these have given him an interest-
very conscious of their radio singles, ing presence in the pop world. He’’s
Drew is in a unique position. Despite not playing with other groups like
his huge success within his genre, himself but is still managing to t in.
he has never had a true radio single. Something that Drew suggested
While two of the bands who open for was a future tour with someone like
him have seen time on the Billboard Jason Mraz or Jack Johnson. With
Pop Charts (Hey Monday’’s ““How his love for performing with the pop
You Love Me Now”” peaked at No. punk lineups, a tour with someone
37 on the Billboard Pop 100 and The like Mraz or Johnson would give
Cab’’s ““Bounce”” peaked at No. 69 him instant validation in the adult
on the Pop 100 Airplay), Drew has acoustic world.
seen only mild success with his latest In the summer of 2009, Never-
album ““What Is Love?”” on the charts. ShoutNever released their third
While these bands tour the country, EP titled ““The Summer EP.”” The
opening for NeverShoutNever, and very rst song from this album was
playing their hit singles, Drew takes titled ““Happy,”” and the opening line
the stage each night, as the crowd seems to sum up why Drew makes
goes insane. Even as I stood under a the type of music he does. A self-
half lled tent at SXSW, the crowd of admitted ““sad person,”” Drew has
half teen girls and half record execu- made happiness a key part of all his
tives exploded with energy as Drew songs. He stressed that he makes this
and his crew hit the stage. Drew and
the rest of the bands on the AP Tour
experienced something they rarely
type of music so that kids growing
up can be happier than he was lis-
tening to sad music. ““Whenever I
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do at SXSW. Walking the tight rope start diving into the happy stuff like
between indie rockers and pop super- The Beatles or The Beach Boys, it’’s
stars, the crowds in Austin weren’’t enlightening...””
there to party. Instead, they were in
attendance to shmooze, drink and
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Something I wanted to explore in strong following has opened doors
my short time speaking with Drew all around the music world and it
was how he felt performing with will be up to Drew to navigate them
page 10 the informer entertainment april 22, 2010

‘‘To The Sea’’ Marks High Point For Jack Johnson


A Look
Beyond
The
Spotlight

Andy Swetz
Entertainment Editor
aswetz@hartford.edu
Twitter: @TheKineticKid

Set to release his fth studio


album ““To The Sea”” on June 1,
music pioneer Jack Johnson’’s
newest contribution continues his
tradition of mellow lazy acoustic
melodies with an added mix of
upbeat electric ones.
Staying consistent with a new
release every two years since
his debut, Johnson’’s new album
explores his forte of love songs
and catchy sing-a-longs. Finding
inspiration from novels and other COURTESY OF ECOSEEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
artists, the album’’s concept was
Known for his lazy melodies, artist Jack Johnson is set to tour for his album ““To The Sea”” starting in Hartford on July 9.
adapted to follow Johnson’’s idea
of self-development and maturity. ing away from the Johnson norm of album captures the essence of an A major supporter of environ- landing at the Comcast Theater in
Johnson spoke to MTV News on smooth melodic tunes, the single artist going with the ow and mak- mental activism, Johnson tours Hartford on July 9, 2010.
the album’’s concept commenting bounces off of its intro and oods ing it work. with the relatively new Reverb, a Armed with a trusty group of
““I guess it’’s a reference to a father into a chorus that, simply put, hits ““En Concert”” was the product of company dedicated to creating and friends to back up and enhance his
leading his son to the sea, with the the heart with a jolt of life. one man’’s translation of what he sustaining a zero environmental lovable sounds, Jack Johnson’’s ““To
water representing the subcon- Although Johnson released his wrote in the presence of a para- impact tour for artists. Boasting The Sea”” is without a doubt the al-
scious. So it’’s about trying to go ““En Concert”” CD/DVD combo dise climate of his home state of an impressive 81 tours already bum I’’ve been anticipating ever since
beneath the surface and understand late last year, the release did not Hawaii into what he would play successfully completed without its rumors surfaced in late January.
yourself.”” contain any new material, however to thousands of people screaming off setting the impact made by the A critical part of maintaining a
Releasing the single ““You and documented his European tour for his music. results of a tour, Johnson teamed up real sense of balance in pop culture,
Your Heart”” on April 6, Johnson’’s his 2008 album ““Sleep Through Johnson’’s trouble-free manner with Reverb to promote awareness I think people underestimate the
rst track peaked at number 20 on the Static.”” While visually trying and calm composure is what makes of the ever growing climate crisis. quality of creativity that is not only
the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 within to show Johnson’’s fans how he his music so easy to listen to with Already on tour to promote his Johnson’’s style, but also, his ability
the rst week, his highest single to prepared and adapted to playing the capability of satiating the desire latest material in Europe, Johnson to write about relevant topics that
date. A more up-tempo song stray- to his largest audiences yet, the for a sincere feel good song. begins his U.S. string of shows you just can’’t help but dig.

‘‘Kick-Ass’’ Shines With Violent And Comedic Spoof


the young cast and the graphic man-
ner of this movie, I was anxious to
see just how bad things really were.
Honestly, it was worse than I had
imagined. With as much blood as
a Quentin Tarantino movie, ““Kick-
Ass”” delivers an amazing amount of
action, shot in such a way that you
feel like you are a part of the scene.
At the center of this graphic
violence is Hit-Girl played by
13-year-old Chloe Moretz. Prob-
ably the most likable character in
the movie, Hit-Girl, along with her
father, Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage),
look to avenge the death of her
mother. Moretz does more killing
than anyone in the lm, racking up
a body count of at least 20.
She spends time twirling through
the air, throwing knives, blowing
peoples heads off at point blank
range and cursing like a British
sailor.
Despite her age, Moretz plays
the character brilliantly. One of
the only disappointments in the
movie was the performance by
Christopher Mintz (McLovin from
““Superbad””). A role that could of
been really funny, Mintz ends up
being just mildly funny, playing
the son of the movies main villain.
Sure the premise of ““Kick Ass”” is
stupid. Yes the plot is as predictable
as a Michael Bay action sequence.
But regardless, ““Kick-Ass”” got
it right.
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By Harris Decker Rob Reiner (Director of ““This Is movies that tell a story, pointing very beginning, were the real life a 13-year-old girl whose previous
Informer Staff Writer Spinal Tap) understood it. Even Jay out the aws in doing so. moments. works have included voice-overs
Roach (Director of ““Austin Pow- ““Kick-Ass”” is the latest work A moment of true nerd pride swal- in ““Winnie The Pooh”” cartoons,
Making a great spoof is a real ers””) understood it. Great spoofs from Matthew Vaughn who brought lowing embarrassment. A moment made for a perfect blend of rich
talent. are not just cookie cutter comedies us ““Layer Cake”” back in 2004. of true heroism. These are things action sequences (rivaling those
Keenen Ivory Wayans (Director with lesser-known actors. What made this movie emotional, that make great movies great. in ““The Matrix””) and brilliant
of ““Scary Movie““) understood it. They are, in themselves, great exciting and enjoyable from the With all of the recent talk about comedic timing.
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Foursquare Offers A Fun Competition For Users


By Dave Hitchings given special treatment.
Art Director Geolocation services were the
standout invention at last year’’s
““Have you checked in?”” seems to South By South West Interactive
be the question the Internet is asking festival. It was there that Four-
right now as geolocation services soar square launched. But Foursquare
in popularity. isn’’t the only player in the geolo-
By far the most popular among cation game.
these services is the mobile web- It is joined by competitor
based application Foursquare, which Gowalla, which while more at-
has almost 1 million contributing tractively designed, has only
more than 23 million ““check-ins.”” amassed 150,000 users. In recent
Users of the Foursquare platform months Twitter, the microblogging
compete and network as they go about service, has introduced geoloca-
their personal lives. tion on its tweets.
The idea is that when you are at a And in the next couple of
place of importance you ““check in”” months Facebook will also release
to let your friends know where you some geolocation component to
are. If you are at a restaurant or a its network. The interface for
cool bar you check in and can leave Foursquare is actually incredibly
comments about the place you are simple. Based upon your geologi-
visiting. ““Checking-in”” earns you cal coordinates, it gives you a list
points, if you complete certain tasks of the places which are closest to
you earn special badges, and if you you. If the place you want to be
““check into”” a single place more than ““checked into”” isn’’t there you can
any other person you become a mayor add it easily.
of that place. To play Foursquare you really
The dichotomy between social net- need a smartphone with geoloca-
work and game is one that is different tion technology.
from any other social media platform. You can ““check in”” via text
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When I used it briey last summer are running one of the four main
Foursquare was just four-months-old While there is still the concept might leave some comment or With the recognition of Four- mobile operating systems on your
and was only available in major cities of points, and mayorships, there is advice on the restaurant, ““The bar- square as a credible platform cell phone——iPhone, Android,
in the United States. also the notion of knowing where becue burger is amazing,”” which more businesses are getting on PalmOS and Blackberry——you
At that time my work place, a your friends are and what they are any other person who also ““checks the bandwagon. Foursquare users are already halfway to joining the
particularly tech savvy group, were doing. Yes, this sounds slightly in”” there will be able to view. who ““check into”” ve different geolocation game. Downloading
competing for most popular place in creepy, but once you get past this Want to know somewhere good Starbucks earn a barista badge. an ofcial application for phone
New York City. there is an incredible possibility to hang out tonight, check Four- In other locations, Foursquare and creating an account will allow
Now though it has moved in the to Foursquare. square to see where your friends users are offered discounts for you to start ““checking in,”” earning
other direction. In the restaurant example you have ““checked in”” in the past. ““checking in”” and mayors are points, badges and mayorships.

Spring Fling Weekend: Something For Everyone


Continued from front page Saturday brings Hangover Bingo
to GSU at 8 p.m.
Love will be in GSU at 11:00 As usual, there will be a food
p.m. on Saturday night. The com- court this year but it will not be in
edy shows are always popular so the Konover parking lot. Instead, it
make sure you arrive early in order will be in the parking lot between
to secure a place inside. Village Quad 6 and Quad 7. There,
students can take a short break to
Village Lawn Bands ll their stomachs with food from
Throughout the afternoon and various vendors.
into the evening on Saturday, the
Village Lawn will be home to a Participation
half-dozen bands. Some of these Students must remember that in
bands are new while some are old order to participate in any Spring
favorites of Spring Fling. Fling activities, they must have a
Repeat offenders include Bronze wristband and must also register
Radio Return, a rock band from online. Students can register on
Connecticut who’’s album, ““Old the Spring Fling website and pick
Time Speaker,”” is available through up their wristbands in the Suisman
the iTunes store; and The New Lounge in GSU during the fol-
Band!, featuring Vice President lowing times: Thursday 4/22- 12
of Student Affairs Lee Peters (who noon-11p.m., Friday 4/23- 8 a.m.-8
previously performed Spring Fling p.m., Saturday 4/24- 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
with Back in Time). Without wristbands, students may
New acts this year include: be escorted off campus or prohib-
Brotherhood of Thieves, Zach ited from entering certain events.
Lockwood, Lifted and Cipha Wristbands can be obtained at no
Sounda. Approximate times for cost for University of Hartford
each act are posted on the Spring students, but guests must pay $25 COURTESY OF CAT
Fling website uhaweb.hartford. in order to participate.
edu/spging/events.html. Each student may register up to
two guests.
Activities Students are encouraged to re-
As always, there will be plenty to view policies in The Source, the
do if you don’’t want to watch the ofcial student handbook for the
performances. university, as well as the informa-
Lawn activities include tradi- tion provided on the Spring Fling
tional favorites like the mechanical website, to ensure that everyone
bull and wax hands, with other is clear on Spring Fling policies.
opportunities for fun while making This year’’s events are lining up
spin art frisbees or taking a ride on to make a great weekend.
the giant slide. Details about the weekend can
These activities all take place be found on the Spring Fling
on the Village Lawn on Saturday website: http://uhaweb.hartford.
afternoon, while other activities edu/spging/.
will take place across campus. Get ready for a fantastic week-
On Friday night, there will be an end of music, events and friends
after party at the University Com- because the biggest social event of
mons when Girl Talk is over, and the year is right around the corner.
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‘‘Winning Machines’’ Fourth Quarter Loss, Again


Baseball teams are comprised of By Charlie Paullin 3-9 and still without any wins in tension physical game.
Evil Informer Staff Writer the conference. Canadian natives, Carter Bender
many ““parts.”” These players, posi-
tions, and responsibilities rely on EMPIRE However, the score did not re- and Kyle Goodchild both added a
one another in order for the team to State of Vermont Catamounts’’ Drew ect the story of the entire game. pair of goals to the Hawk’’s score.
function properly. Defensively there Mind Philie and Derek Lichtfuss, Up until the nal quarter, Hartford Senior, Justin Bearse and Junior,
are nine positions: pitcher, catcher, were too much for the Hawks was neck in neck with visiting Michael Cudmore scored the re-
four inelders and three outelders. Lacrosse team to handle this Vermont. maining two goals for Hartford.
Offensively, there are nine ““parts”” Jessica Rutledge •• Sports Editor past Saturday at Al-Marzook In the rst quarter, Philie began Hartford just wasn’’t able to keep
these make-up the batting order. JRutledge@hartford.edu Field. his clean up on the Hartford de- it together in the fourth quarter.
Each of these positions, are further Twitter: @JRUT424 The high-octane duo ac- fense by scoring two back-to-back The score was 7-6 but six unan-
divided into subparts; power-hitters counted for 10 of the teams’’ unanswered goals. swered goals gave the Catamounts
are ““cleanup hitters,”” fourth in the defend the ““hole”” between second and 13 goals against Hartford’’s six The Hawks answered with three a solid win on the scoreboard.
batting order, fast runners can be third base, where most right-handed goals as a team. straight goals of their own to gain If Hartford wants to gain a victory,
used as ““pinch runners”” slow-moving batters hit into, equipped with the Vermont improved their re- their only lead of the game. From their fourth quarter losing funk is go-
power hitters get on base and a starting strongest arm in baseball needed to cord to 3-9 overall, 2-1 in the then on the two America East foes ing to have to end. The Hawks play
pitcher must demonstrate reliability quickly turn the play around. conference as Hartford fell to battled with each other in a high- Binghamton Saturday.
and longevity. Shortstops keep the machine mov-
Coaches and managers organize
these parts; drafting players, delegat-
ing forward, but pitchers have the
power to single-handedly make or
The Strip By Zak Shapiro
ing positions, intensive training and break a game. On April 18, Colorado
creating effective plays to produce Rockies pitcher, Ubaldo Jimenez,
wins. All of these ““parts”” are meticu- pitched a no-hitter against the At-
lously chosen to produce a ““winning lanta Braves. If a pitcher is having
machine.”” an ““off-night,”” it can spell disaster. A
But this ““winning machine”” would pitcher establishes the tempo of the
be nothing but a pile of perfect parts game; quick 1,2,3 strike-out innings
without fuel to propel motion and oil invigorate the crowd with lots of
to perpetuate this success. What are energy and high team morale, while
these dynamic parts, the fuel and oil, slow, 30 pitch innings drag on to tire
that sustains the winning machine? out the pitcher, quiet the crowd and
In my efforts to identify this cata- lower morale.
lyst, I turned to someone who I knew Jimenez’’s was the rst and only
could provide invaluable insight; pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the
my 17-year-old brother, Justin, who history of the Colorado Rockies.
picked up a bat and a Yankees cap at However, this 4-0 no hitter would have
2-years-old, and hasn’’t abandoned been impossible without the defensive
them since. He quickly responded diving-catch made by center-elder,
with, ““baseball teams rely on the Dexter Fowler; bringing the ““parts””
shortstop and pitchers to win games.”” full circle to win the game. A winning
Yankees’’ Captain, Derek Jeter, is baseball team prospers when all of
an exceptional shortstop - he sets its collective ““parts”” are able to run
the team up for success. Shortstops as smoothly as a well-oiled machine.
orchestrate the efforts of the ineld, Every part is necessary to guarantee a
responsible for deciding who is victory, but the shortstop and pitcher
responsible for y-balls, stolen base are the ““fuel and oil,”” by which the rest
plays, and keeping the pitcher and of the parts are nourished, sustained
fellow teammates focused. Shortstops and compelled to succeed.

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Hawks Shine Despite Weather


By Jesse Ott that she reshaped Hartford’’s record crossed the nish line second in
Informer Staff Writer for the hammer throw. the 400-meter run with a time of
For the women, there were 49.45 seconds. Lane took third in
Caitlyn Hauswith cleared the several events where the  nal the race, nishing less than a second
bar and landed down with the top results were ooded with high behind his teammate. For the 800
standing in the pole vault, at the performing Hawks. In the triple meter run, Mike DuPaul ran with
Holy Cross Invitational, Sunday. jump, three Hawks nished within determination but had to settle for
The sophomore’’s dominant the top ve. Priscilla Appiagyei second with Central Connecticut
vault of 3.04-meters was a mere led the pack with a second place freshman, Mohamed Hrezi taking
.01 seconds off of tying her school honor, followed by Kristalena the top honor.
record. ““I was really excited since Lamore with the third, and Mi- Hartford has shown week after
this is the second weekend in a randa Wallace taking the fourth. week that the relay races are some
row that I have jumped 10 feet,”” Wallace also excelled in the long of the strongest facets to the team,
said Hauswirth. jump, claiming the third spot in and did not fail to deliver this past
Speaking of records, Brittney the standings. Natalie Bonham’’s weekend. The 4x100 team em-
Lawson topped a personal and leap of 4.78 meters was good for braced rst place domination this
school best, again. Lawson just fourth in the same event. Senior, past Sunday.
passed her previous record for the Kaycee Martinez also had a great ““Considering the bad weather, I
hammer throw (46.17 meters) with individual performance, nishing think the team did a great job and
a heave measuring 46.18 meters. second in the 400-meter hurdles. we performed very well at this
Her throw was good for a second On the men’’s side, Anderson Em- competition,”” said Emerole.
place standing, and marked the erole and Warren Lane had another Next, the Hawks will compete in
fourth time of the outdoor season great day on the track. Emerole the Penn Relays on April 21.

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Men’’s tennis suffers 0-7 loss against Marist.

Marist Sweeps, 7-0


By Dan Lifshatz outperforming and outplaying
Informer Staff Writer them. The match of the day was
the third doubles match featur-
The Hartford Hawks men’’s ing Aaron Kooden and Edgardo
team took on Marist tennis Ureta, who took their match to
Monday and came home with 7-6 (7-3), but could not pull off
a 7-0 loss. the victory.
The Hawks fell as Marist Kooden also had a strong per-
swept Hartford right out of formance at sixth singles, losing
the building with a convincing the rst set 6-0, but coming back
win. This was the men’’s team’’s strong and stealing the second,
second-to-last home match, and dropping that one 6-4. Hartford’’s
their nal before their home top singles players also fought
nale with Boston University hard, with first singles Aneil
coming in on Saturday, and Bhalla playing opponent Chris-
the America East Tournament tian Cooley, but falling, 6-2, 6-4.
starting next Friday. Second singles Josh Isaacson fell
From the start of the men’’s much in the same fashion, 6-4, 6-2
match on Monday you could to Nicolas Pisecky.
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Hawks’’ track & eld shines despite gloomy weather conditions at Holy Cross Invitational. Hartford’’s day, as Marist was on Saturday will start at 11 a.m.

Back-to-Back Wins End Softball Losing Streak


By Cedric Quackenbush would single up the middle in the
Informer Staff Writer sixth inning to send home another
insurance run and help the Hawks
The Hartford softball team hang on for victory.
earned a pair of much needed Freshman Nicole Springer
victories this Tuesday, defeating earned the win for the Hawks,
Sacred Heart 10-6 and 5-2 on the improving to 2-4 from the mound
road and snapping a ve game while earning three strikeouts.
losing streak. Sophomore Siera Sheehan took
In the rst contest, the Hawks the mound for Hartford in the
(15-16) set the tone for a dominant second game and after giving up
afternoon in the rst inning as two runs in the rst inning she
they quickly claimed a 2-0 lead. was stellar in her performance
Jessica Oliveira singled to second by not allowing another Sacred
base early in the inning and later Heart run in the contest.
scored off of an RBI from Amanda Hartford erased their early
Dilworth. Ann Kyzer would then decit in the third inning when
send home Dilworth when she Springer doubled to center eld
singled to right eld. and brought home two runners to
Sacred Heart would tie things tie the score. Another double by
up heading into the fourth inning, Olivia Piacentini saw the Hawks
but Hartford exploded for seven take a lead they would never
runs in the fourth and fth innings relinquish.
to put things out of reach. Two Hartford, who entered the week
of these runs came from an RBI in last place in the America East
double from Nicole Springer. conference standings with a 2-10
Kate Wacyk also came up big record, dropped three games on
with two RBIs in the fourth off of the road this past weekend in
a double to left eld and another Binghamton.
in the fth. The Hawks face two more teams,
The Pioneers wouldn’’t go down Faireld and Central Connecticut
without a ght however, as they State before hosting UMBC in a
managed to score four more runs pivotal conference showdown at COURTESY OF HARTFORD SPORTS INFORMATION
in the bottom of the fth inning to their home-eld, on May 1 and
make the score 9-6, but Dilworth May 2, 2010. Hartford Softball’’s losing streak ends with a pair of wins over Sacred Heart on Tuesday.
the informer sports april 22, 2010 page 15

Hartford Hawks’’ Triple Threat: Bobby Gorski


By Jessica Rutledge Well his technique worked, and he
Sports Editor was able to withstand the pressure to
pull off a win. But there’’s much more
The Hartford Hawks Baseball team to Gorski than his baseball stats, and
has endured many tough losses this our interview taps into uncovering
season with an overall record of 8-20, his ““story,”” and everything that
and only 2-5 in America East Confer- has inuenced his success on the
ence. Recently, it seems that versatile baseball eld today.
players with a positive attitude, like Bobby picked up a baseball bat
junior, Bobby Gorski, are just what before he was 3-years-old; he rst
the team needs to pull off some wins became serious about playing when
and turn their season around. he competed in AAU tournaments
On Monday, Gorski secured a 7-5 around the country, at 9-years-old.
victory over Albany for the Hawks His commitment and natural abili-
-- from both sides of the plate. ties have yielded great success for
““I’’ve never actually pitched until this Bobby, who was Captain of his
year, so picking up a win as a pitcher Washington Township Highschool
was an exciting accomplishment,”” baseball team, playing all four years,
Gorski said. ““The homerun also was and earning the State Championship
a relief for me, I hadn’’t been in the title. But he doesn’’t take full credit
lineup the last few games because I for his achievements.
was in the bullpen, so when I found ““My biggest inuence in baseball
out I was in the line up I knew that I has been my father; he taught me
had to take full advantage.”” everything I know and worked
Gorski’’s rst trip to the mound was with me day-in and day-out, always
a success, and his notorious power at stayed positive and kept my head on
the plate blasted a two-run-homer at the straight,”” he said. ““Overall, my fam-
bottom of the eighth inning, winning ily has been my biggest inuence in COURTESY OF BOBBY GORSKI
the game. So how did Bobby Gorski life, they have all been there for me Gorski is one of Hartford’’s best hitters this year, his 2-run homer saved the game Monday.
handle the pressure of his seventh- and it has helped me get to where
inning jam that allowed 2 RBIs, 1 home I am today.”” ent, always maintaining a sense absorbed stereotype that has been play golf whenever I get a chance.””
run, stolen bases, 4 walks and 3 men Bobby devotes the majority of his of reality. assigned to so many talented People might be surprised to learn
left on base? time to baseball, be it practice on ““I hope to keep playing, but if athletes, conversely, his attitude that Gorski is a ““movie junkie,”” and
““Something I was taught at a young the eld, batting practice, lifting, it doesn’’t work out I would like towards baseball and life is posi- his friends tell him that he is just like
age is that baseball is just a game, you or playing. He is a Phillies’’ fan, and to get a nice job doing something tively refreshing. He acknowledges ““that bald dude from ‘‘Hot Tub Time
can’’t treat every situation like life and admires Chase Utley who, he says, in Marketing or Advertising. And his achievements, like his walk-off Machine,’’ Rob Corddry.””
death. So personally, it doesn’’t matter ““……hustles, gets dirty and is exciting after I make money, my buddies grand slam last season, but he ap- If he’’s not playing ball, keep an
if the bases are loaded with the game on to watch –– he plays the game the way and I are going to open up a beach preciates his family and college-life. eye out for Bobby, he’’s probably
the line, or if no one is on with a 10-run it’’s supposed to be played.”” bar and just live the dream,”” ““In my free time when I’’m not crusin’’ around in his ““beautiful
lead, I always take the same approach,”” Part of what has made Bobby Gorski said. ““Every kid dreams of napping, I like hanging out with my ‘‘98 burgundy Jeep Cherokee.””
he said. ““There will always be nerves, so successful in baseball is his being a major leaguer, as for now teammates, whether we’’re playing Talented, funny and grounded ––
I take a step back and remind myself grounded mentality; he pursues his I’’m just enjoying playing here.”” some ‘‘kanjam’’ or a game of polish Bobby Gorski is a triple threat on
‘‘it’’s just a game’’ and I have fun with it.”” dreams, but is content with the pres- Bobby dees the cocky, self- horse shoes in the quad, I also like to and off the eld.

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Volume 33, Issue 23


Sports hartfordinformer.com/sports April 22, 2010

Gallagher Returns, 10th Coach for Hartford Men


By Zach Wallens in 2008. Hartford was 15-48
Informer Staff Writer over the past two seasons under
Leibovitz.
Two years ago, John Gallagher While this is Gallagher’’s rst
left Hartford and head coach Dan head coaching job, having seven
Leibovitz for a University of Penn- seniors next season should help
sylvania assistant coaching position ease the transition, especially
under Glen Miller. considering he coached and
On Friday, Gallagher returned recruited many current players,
to the Hawks, becoming not only including all-conference guard
Hartford’’s 10th men’’s basketball Joe Zeglinski.
coach, but also ironically Leibo- ““They (the players) were very
vitz’’s successor and predecessor. excited,”” Gallagher said. ““They
Gallagher had recently accepted understand what they’’re getting
an assistant job at Boston College is not an unknown factor. Even
under new coach Steve Donahue the guys I haven’’t coached, they
when Leibovitz unexpectedly re- sort of heard from the other guys
signed last Tuesday night to take what I’’m like. As far as that goes,
Gallagher’’s vacated position at it’’s going to be a different role
UPenn. Just 48 hours later Gal- as a head coach too.””
lagher left BC, becoming the new ““When I heard he [Gallagher]
face of Hartford basketball while was in the running I was hoping
taking the reins from his former he would get the job and when he
boss and close friend. did all the old guys were extreme-
““Our program is going to be ly excited because we knew what
about building bridges, not building he brought to the table a couple
fences,”” Gallagher said at a press years ago,”” Zeglinski said. ““We
conference Friday in Chase Arena. still had a good friendship even
““We’’re going to leave this better after he was gone.””
than we found it, every day. As far Gallagher arrives in Hartford
as the Hartford community, this after two seasons at UPenn, but
is a dream……let the dream begin.”” his road to Chase Arena is lled
““He’’s a man of great intensity,”” with numerous other coaching
said Director of Athletics Patricia stints. Upon graduating from
Meiser. Saint Joseph’’s in 1999, he ADAM MANISON
““He’’s as passionate about the coached at La Salle University
for ve years before joining Fran Gallagher returns to Hartford as the 10th men’’s basketball coach for 2010 - 2011 season.
game of basketball as I’’ve seen.””
Gallagher, a Philadelphia native, O’’Hanlon’’s staff at Lafayette as ““fast, fast and faster.”” the Hawks will continue through ing out the rotation.
adopts a program still looking for its the top assistant. ““Anytime anybody scores on us their offseason, already equipped ““I’’m really pleased at how this
rst NCAA tournament appearance, According to Gallagher, he we want to see if we can score on with high expectations. has all worked out,”” said Hartford
although the Hawks competed in obtained his own basketball them right back,”” Gallagher said. Hartford’’s starting lineup could President Walter Harrison. ““I’’m
their only America East title game philosophy while at Lafayette, ““We want to take good, quick shots.”” potentially be ve seniors, with really optimistic for the future
while Gallagher was an assistant a philosophy he says is to play Now, with Gallagher on board, even more upperclassmen round- of our men’’s basketball team.””

Hawks Baseball Back on Track Final Match, a Win By: Dan Lifshatz third place Kara Sikorski, who
Informer Staff Writer tied with CCSU’’s Stephanie
Bednar, while both shooting 84.
The University of Hartford Sikorski tied Sideranko with
women’’s golf team played their the best nine-hole score of the
nal match of the season against match, shooting a 39 on the
Central Connecticut State Sun- back nine. Finishing fth was
day, defeating the Blue Devils the Hawks’’ Paige Gauthier who
with a score of 332 to CCSU’’s nished with an 86 on the day,
355. Hartford, who had nished good enough for the number slot.
fth out of 11 at the Hartford Rounding out the Hawks top ve
Invitational, the tournament was Kirsten LaPointe, who tied
they host yearly, was destined for 10th, shooting an overall 93
to do a bit better this weekend. on the day of the match.
Freshman sensation Sarah The Hawks play their tourna-
Sideranko, once again led the ment of the year at the MAAC
Hawks, as she shot a 9-over-par Conference Championship,
80 on the day, as the Hawks which will be hosted in Celebra-
nished with four golfers out tion, FL at the Celebration Golf
of the top ve. The second best Course. The tournament will be
in match play was sophomore Hartford’’s rst appearance as
Emily Linn for the Hawks who Hartford recently moved into the
shot an 82, just two shots behind MAAC in July 2009. The match
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Sideranko, and two ahead of will take place Friday, April 30.
Hartford baseball looking towards ending the season on a high-note with back-to-back wins.

By Keith Arsenault short. He did not record another out. base in the third inning because of
Informer Staff Writer The next nine Hartford batters catcher interference, was the only
reached base. Seven of those batters Hawk without a hit.
It is not often that a player leads off reached base with hits, including By contrast, the Hawks managed
an inning with a ground-out, then gets a single by Wilmot. The Wilmot only 11 hits total in both games of a
caught stealing for the second out in hit mercifully signaled the end of doubleheader against Albany Sunday.
that same inning. Dummar’’s day. All told, he gave up The Hawks were shut out in both of
However, in the third inning of the eight runs, seven earned, on eight those games, losing 8-0 and 2-0.
Hartford Hawks’’ game against Quin- hits after recording just one out in The Hawks recovered Monday,
nipiac Tuesday, that is exactly what the third inning. beating the Great Danes 7-5.
happened to centerelder Rodger The last run of the rally came on Tuesday’’s win marked the rst time
Wilmot. That inning, the Hawks plated a double steal, with Cory Beahm the Hawks (8-20) have won back-to-
eight runs to build a cushion on their taking home as Wilmot was gunned back games in April, and just the third
way to a 10-4 victory over the Bobcats down at second. time this season.
at Fiondella Field in West Hartford. The offense for the Hawks Pitcher Chris Greiner earned the win
Quinnipiac’’s starting pitcher George produced 11 hits throughout the for the Hawks, going ve innings and
Dummar got Wilmot to ground out to afternoon. Beahm, who reached only allowing two runs on ve hits. COURTESY OF HARTFORD SPORTS INFORMATION