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VOLUME LVI, NUMBER 4


THE TUFTS DAILY SEPTEMBER 7, 2008
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Local rapist to be Three seniors


arraigned today nab empty TCU
by Sarah Butrymowicz
Daily Editorial Board Senate seats
by Michael Del Moro
Michael Mahoney will be arraigned Daily Editorial Board
today on rape and assault charges stem-
ming from two incidents that occurred Three seniors stepped up at
near Tufts’ campus over the summer. Thursday night’s candidates’ meet-
Somerville Police tied the local man, ing to fill the Tufts Community Union
already accused of rape, to a second alleged (TCU) Senate seats vacated over the
crime before he was indicted for all charges summer, while 21 freshmen entered
last Friday. the race for seven Class of 2012 slots.
Mahoney, 25, was originally charged Former TCU presidential candi-
with four counts of aggravated rape and date Elton Sykes, as well as Daniel
one count of kidnapping, all stemming Hartman and Jacob Maccoby, all
from an alleged sexual assault on July 6. seniors, recent-
After his arrest on July 7, the police con- ly resigned from
nected Mahoney to an alleged assault on the Senate, citing
June 28. In relation to this incident, he has other pursuits that
been charged with assault, battery and required their time.
a threat to commit a crime, according to Classmates Ryan
spokesperson Jessica Venezia of Middlesex Pallathra, Christine
County District Attorney Gerry Leone’s Mumma and Mary
office. Langan became sena-
Mahoney allegedly forced a woman tors without an elec-
behind a house near the intersection of tion because they were the only
College Avenue and Dearborn Road and seniors to announce their candida-
raped her in the dawn hours of July 6. cies by Thursday’s 10 p.m. deadline.
On June 28, another woman reported Tufts will get a Green Line stop by 2014. Emily eisenberg/tufts Daily Freshman John Peter Kaytrosh

Green Line extension end point


being grabbed and threatened while jog- nabbed a seat on the TCU Judiciary,
ging by Powder House Circle. She was able and junior Brandon Sultan and fresh-
to get away before the attacker could take man Andrew Thorne filled two of three

may be announced this week


further action. Mahoney is charged with available seats on the Committee on
the crime. Student Life (CSL) at the meeting on
His current charges do not constitute Thursday.
Mahoney’s only legal problems this year. Mumma said she jumped at the
He was arrested in March after allegedly One option is at College and Boston Avenues opportunity to represent her class.
biting his mother in the breast area during “I knew that the seniors were short
a confrontation. by Ben Gittleson In May, the Massachusetts Bay some senators, and I thought it was
Mahoney owed his mother money Daily Editorial Board Transportation Authority (MBTA) important that seniors got their full
and had promised to sell his baseball and revealed its most recent plans to add representation on the Senate,” she
hockey cards to pay her back, according to As transportation officials continue seven new Green Line stations in said. “I also thought that I could per-
police reports. to vet the Green Line’s planned exten- Medford and Somerville. Three of them sonally make a difference being on
Mahoney is the second man to be sion into Medford and Somerville, the — a Ball Square stop and the extension’s the Senate for Tufts.”
arrested for rape near campus in the past next major announcement may reveal two potential end locations — are situ- Mumma transferred to Tufts her
18 months. Nicolas Chacon is in prison for where the line will end. ated less than one mile from Tufts’ cam- sophomore year. “I did go to a gen-
committing a series of sexual assaults in While Tufts is guaranteed to get a pus. This followed Gov. Deval Patrick’s eral interest meeting [that year], but
April 2007. stop at the intersection of Boston and allocation of $600 million on April 17 in there weren’t any sophomore seats
Senior Roni Herbst is living off-campus College Avenues, the line will either order to fund the extension and guaran- available,” she said.
for the second year in a row, and says she is stop there or will continue further down tee completion by its 2014 deadline. The new senator cited better com-
not entirely comfortable with it. “Off cam- Boston Avenue to the Mystic Valley Community groups and transporta-
pus doesn’t feel particularly safe,” she said. Parkway (Route 16). The announcement tion officials are currently directing see SENATE, page 2
“But because of that … people are pretty may come as soon as next week. their focus to the two possible final
good at walking back at night in groups or The proposed extension, which was stops in Medford. Whichever location
getting walked home, and that definitely promised to communities to offset pol- gets the terminal stop will have the tuftsdaily.com
helps.” lution from Boston’s Big Dig, dates back largest stop generated by the Green
His arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. more than 15 years and has seen a num- A blog entry on the Senate seats went up
at the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. ber of delays. see GREEN LINE, page 2 this weekend. Find the Daily’s campus news
blog, The Hill, on our Web site.

Tufts earns spot on Sierra Club list of environmentally friendly universities


Michael Del Moro Tufts,” she said. “It’s showing
Sierra Magazine’s 10 greenest schools
by
Daily Editorial Board all the work that we’ve been
putting in.”
For the second year in a row, Sierra The Sierra Magazine, The following are the “10 5. Evergreen State College
Magazine recognized Tufts as one of the published by the That Get It,” according to in Olympia, Wash.; 4,400 stu-
nation’s most environmentally friendly environmental orga- Sierra Magazine’s rank- dents
colleges and universities, placing the nization the Sierra ing of environmentally 6. Arizona State University,
university on its “10 That Get It” list in Club, began ranking friendly colleges and Tempe; 51,500 students
its September and October issue. colleges and uni- universities: 7. University of Florida,
Tufts also ranked in Kaplan’s top 25 versities accord- Gainesville; 50,000 students
environmentally responsible colleges ing to their green 1. Middlebury 8. Oberlin College in
this year. practices last College in Oberlin, Ohio; 2,200 students
“We think it’s deserved that we’re November. Middlebury, Vt.; 9. University of
among those people that are work- The magazine 2,350 students Washington, Seattle; 39,250
ing hard on these issues,” said Sarah attributed Tufts’ 2. University of students
Hammond Creighton, program director 10th-place rank Colorado, Boulder; 10. Tufts University in
at Tufts’ Office of Sustainability. “[The to investments in 29,000 students Medford, Mass.; 8,500 stu-
magazine’s rankings] indicate that these green causes and 3. University of Vermont, dents
issues are mainstream.” a commitment to Burlington; 10,750 students
Sarah Ullman, a junior interning at overall sustainability, not- 4. Warren Wilson College Information compiled from
the Office of Sustainability, was encour- ing that Tufts was the first uni- in Swannanoa, N.C.; 850 stu- h t t p : / / w w w. s i e r r a c l u b . o r g /
aged by the recognition. dents sierra/200809/coolschools/ten/
“It’s a great accomplishment for see SIERRA, page 2

Inside this issue Today’s Sections


The field hockey team A Tufts graduate
got off to a record- runs for re-election News 1 Op-Ed 11
breaking start in its sea- in the state House of Features 3 Comics 12
son opener Saturday. Representatives. Arts | Living 7 Sports 15
Editorial | Letters 10 Classifieds 19
see SPORTS, page 15 see FEATURES, page 3
10 The Tufts Daily Editorial | Letters Monday, September 8, 2008

EDITORIAL
THE TUFTS DAILY
Robert S. Silverblatt
Editor-in-Chief
Re-elect Carl Sciortino
Editorial Local issues do not usually generate not been forgotten. legislative reality.
much interest on the Hill. But although Currently, the state government is Massachusetts faces difficult prob-
Rachel Dolin Managing Editors the campus can feel separated from promising to meet a 2014 deadline for lems. Bob Trane, Sciortino’s opponent
Kristin Gorman Medford and Somerville politics, Tufts the extension. We feel confident that in the Democratic primary, has made
Jacob Maccoby Editorial Page Editors is greatly affected by the outcome of Sciortino will do his best to make sure procedural reform the central issue of
Jason Richards elections in our surrounding communi- that this happens. his campaign. If elected, Trane, who
Giovanni Russonello Executive News Editor ties. It is with that in mind that we offer As for health care, Sciortino was a serves as the president of Somerville’s
our endorsement to Tufts alum Carl leader in the campaign that led to uni- board of aldermen, promises ethics
Sarah Butrymowicz News Editors Sciortino (LA ’00), an incumbent who versal coverage, and an ardent opponent reform and property tax relief. He
Pranai Cheroo
Michael Del Moro is running a write-in primary campaign of then-Governor Mitt Romney’s duplic- presents good ideas for Massachusetts,
Nina Ford in the 34th Middlesex District, which itous veto of parts of the legislation. but what we really need in our leaders
Ben Gittleson includes almost all of Tufts’ campus Romney rejected the part of the bill is innovation. In that field, Sciortino
Gillian Javetski
Jeremy White as well as other parts of Medford and that would require employers who were has him beat, proposing the bold
Somerville. then not paying for health care for their ideas that our local communities will
Alex Bogus Assistant News Editor In his two terms in office, Sciortino employees and employed 11 or more count on.
Carrie Battan Executive Features Editor has fought for better public transporta- people to pay $295 per year, per full- Tufts frequently talks about active
tion and more affordable health care. time employee. citizenship. Through the Tisch College
Jessica Bidgood Features Editors He has also worked to strengthen the Sciortino called this opposition of Citizenship and Public Services, the
Robin Carol state’s public transportation network, antithetical to the goal of universal university teaches our generation to
Kerianne Okie
Charlotte Steinway making the Green Line extension a top health care. effect change not only in the national
priority. When the project is complet- “The Democratic-led legislature has and international spheres, but also in
Sarah Bliss Assistant Features Editors ed, the Green Line will reach Tufts at achieved a delicate balance obtaining our own backyard. In the upcoming
Meghan Pesch
the intersection of College Avenue and universal health care,” he told the Daily primary, we have the opportunity to
Mike Adams Executive Arts Editor Boston Avenue. Having more tracks will in April 2006. “You can’t take out one of cast our vote for an alumnus whose
offset pollution and global warming, the legs of the stool and have the stool career embodies Tufts’ commitment
Jessica Bal Arts Editors
Grant Beighley and of course will make it easier for still stand.” to civic engagement.
Sarah Cowan students to get to Beantown. The legislature eventually overrode As a state representative, Sciortino
Catherine Scott This process has been rigorous and Romney on employee payments by an has fought for the ideas that mat-
marked by a number of political set- overwhelming margin. ter most to the Tufts community. We
Emma Bushnell Assistant Arts Editors backs, as promises from the corner This effort showed quite clearly therefore give him our endorsement
Matthew DiGirolamo office have been overlooked or delayed, that Sciortino has taken widespread and urge all students registered to
Jyll Saskin Executive Op-Ed Editor but state-level politicians like Sciortino beliefs held by Tufts students about vote in his district to support him in
have made sure that the extension has health care and turned them into a the Sept. 16 primaries.
Thomas Eager Executive Sports Editor
Sapna Bansil Sports Editors
Evans Clinchy nate beeler
Philip Dear
David Heck
Carly Helfand
Noah Schumer
Scott Janes Assistant Sports Editor
Jo Duara Executive Photo Editor
Alex Schmieder Photo Editors
Laura Schultz
Rebekah Sokol
Annie Wermiel
James Choca Assistant Photo Editors
Emily Eisenberg
Aalok Kanani
Danai Macridi
Tim Straub
Jordy Wolfand

PRODUCTION
Marianna Bender Production Director
Emily Neger Executive Layout Editor
Kelsey Anderson Layout Editors
Leanne Brotsky
Jennifer Iassogna
Julia Izumi
Amanda Nenzen
Andrew Petrone
Muhammad Qadri
Daniel Simon
Amani Smathers
Steven Smith
Katie Tausanovitch
Adam Raczkowski Executive Technical Manager
Michael Vastola Technical Manager
John Sotherland Executive Online Editor
Louise Galuski Online Editors
Hena Kapadia
Minah Kim
Matt Skibinski New Media Editor
Kelly Moran Webmaster
Caryn Horowitz Executive Copy Editor
Grace Lamb-Atkinson Copy Editors
Michelle Hochberg
Ben Smith
Christopher Snyder
Elisha Sum
Ricky Zimmerman
Brianna Beehler Assistant Copy Editors
Casey Burrows
Alison Lisnow Letter to the EDITOR
Rachel Oldfield
Mary Jo Pham Dear Editor, However principled and important “need-blind” environment.
Lily Zahn Last week’s Daily article “Cost of the reasons are for the increase, the As presidential hopeful Barack
Attending Tufts increases by 5.33 per- fact remains that Tufts has made itself Obama said in his Democratic
BUSINESS cent” was lucid and informative in increasingly inaccessible to the mid- Convention nomination accep-
Malcolm Charles Executive Business Director describing what has been made trans- dle class. tance speech in Denver, “Individual
parent about the increase in costs for If diversity is as important as Tufts and mutual responsibility, that’s the
Dwijo Goswami Receivables Manager undergraduate education at Tufts. says it is and as important as I believe essence of America’s promise.”
Brenna Duncan Head Ad Manager
It was, however, disappointing to it is, then economic diversity should And so it is crucial that those who
see the lack of apology or understand- not be overlooked. can afford to pay for Tufts bear this
The Tufts Daily is a nonprofit, independent newspaper, pub- ing in the statements made by Dean Creating a campus split between mutual responsibility, and by conse-
lished Monday through Friday during the academic year, and Glaser. Tufts University has, as he deserving students who need near- quence, pay more. But who can afford
distributed free to the Tufts community.
said, “faced up” to the rising costs. Yet total or total financial aid and stu- to pay for Tufts now?
P.O. Box 53018, Medford, MA 02155 to say that “we’re not ashamed” sums dents from backgrounds of the other
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2 The Tufts Daily News Monday, September 8, 2008

Some support final stop at Route 16 so Green Line can reach more people
GREEN LINE “There’s a lot of factors station at College Avenue” live mine whether a Route 16 exten- likely be included in plans.
continued from page 1 involved,” he said. “We think within a half mile of Route 16, sion would be cost-effective, Barbara Rubel, the direc-
Line extension. that the EOT should look according to an MGNA press Krause said. He also noted that tor of community relations at
The Executive Office of strongly at trying to go to Route release. the Route 16 stop may require Tufts, said that the university
Transportation (EOT ) may 16 in order to make the project The MGNA has spoken out in land acquisitions, unlike other has not officially announced
announce the end location of as good a project as possible, support of the Route 16 termi- T stops on the Green Line which proposed terminus loca-
the extension at the next public serve the most people, provide nus, citing positive effects such extension. tion it supports.
meeting on the project Sept. the most air quality improve- an extension would have on air “That’s kind of, I think, one “We have not taken a formal
15, according to Ken Krause, a ments — and hopefully that quality and on increasing the of the big unknown factors,” position, but we would very
member of the Medford Green will still be in a cost-effective- availability of public transpor- Krause said, “because up until much like to see it go to Route
Line Neighborhood Alliance ness range [so] they feel the tation to the area’s disadvan- now … they’ve been able [to 16,” she said. “We think that, as
(MGNA), an advisory group project is still worth doing.” taged communities. expand] without the need to advocates of environmentally
comprised of local citizens. At an Aug. 4 meeting, the “The Green Line extension take anyone’s homes or without friendly efforts, it makes sense
Klark Jessen, a spokesperson MGNA presented a demo- project is bound by the envi- any significant land acquisi- to create maximum access to
for the EOT, would not con- graphic analysis of the neigh- ronmental justice principles tions.” Such acquisitions would public transportation. But we
firm that a recommendation borhoods surrounding both that no segment of the popu- incur a significant cost. also recognize that we aren’t
would be made. “The terminus proposed stops, as well as a lation should be denied envi- He explained that a termi- the people who are impacted as
is still under consideration and petition signed by 2,022 people ronmental benefits, or bear a nal station at either College the extension would get closer
review,” he said. “I’m not aware in support of a Route 16 sta- disproportionate burden of the Avenue or Route 16 would to Route 16.”
we’re going to make some big tion. environmental impacts, relat- require a long platform to store The next public meeting on
announcement Sept. 15.” The demographic analysis ed to the project,” the MGNA an extra set of train cars. But if the extension project will take
Krause said that he was revealed that more than 9,000 demographic report said. the final stop were located at place on Sept. 15 from 4 to 6
unsure of how the EOT’s deci- people “who would not be The EOT must now analyze Route 16, he added, an extra p.m. at St. Clement High School
sion would play out. similarly served by a terminus potential ridership and deter- parking structure would most in Medford.

Sierra Magazine’s narrow focus may not be the best approach, says Creighton
SIERRA Tufts’ energy on all three campuses. of outside garbage not offered at the transportation incentives,” Woolston
continued from page 1 “One of the important things about luncheon. said. She said the claim was “not true.”
versity in the country to develop its own Tufts [is that] we have been doing this Sixty bags of recyclables were col- According to Woolston, there are sev-
environmental policy. for almost 20 years here,” she said. lected at the event, Woolston said. eral opportunities that encourage Tufts
Corporations, not schools, have his- Crieghton noted that Tufts recycles TIE has reformed its “Get Clean! Power students to use public transportation.
torically implemented environmental metal, yard waste and light bulbs. About It Green!” program, which attracted 385 Students can receive 11-percent dis-
policies, Creighton said. Tufts set a new 44 percent of Tufts’ waste is either recy- participants when TIE first implement- counts on Charlie Cards for the T, use
precedent in 1990 by becoming the first cled or composted, and the school has a ed it two years ago. The new initiative, the Joey as a means of getting to the T
university to enact its own environ- good compliance record for regulatory now known as “Clean Energy Choice- or participate in carpools organized by
mental policy statement, the Talloires waste, Creighton said. On Campus,” allows members of the MassRides.
Declaration. It is a plan for incorporat- Tufts community to purchase renewable Electronic Zipcars are also available
ing sustainability and environmental energy credits. for students over 21.
understanding in the school’s teaching, “It’s a great accomplishment for These $15 credits spur matching While she is happy with Tufts’ posi-
research and administrative activities. grants that are used to finance renew- tion in the rankings, Creighton said,
Today, over 300 schools have signed the Tufts. It’s showing all the hard able energy projects in Medford, at Tufts “There’s a danger in ranking things on
declaration. and in low-income communities across a qualitative list of criteria.” Creighton
Creighton pointed to members of the work we’ve been putting in. ” the state. claimed that Sierra Magazine’s focus on
Operations Division and the Institute of Currently, students can purchase rankings and checklists is less produc-
the Environment (TIE) as “the people Sarah Ullman these credits at TIE in the basement of tive than asking broader questions, such
that make it happen,” noting that these intern Miller Hall with cash or JumboCash. as assessing whether schools are reduc-
two departments are responsible for Office of Sustainability The program is a way for students, ing their emissions.
many of Tufts’ environmental initiatives. staff, faculty and the administration to Creighton noted that Tufts is effective
According to Creighton, these programs take charge of their own energy usage, in utilizing symbolic measures such as
often go unnoticed by students. Ullman said. solar energy while also maintaining a
“There’s a lot that goes on behind the Project Coordinator for the Office of She explained that if 1,000 people low carbon footprint. “The absence of a
scenes,” she said. Sustainability Tina Woolston said that were to buy credits, the result would solar panel doesn’t mean that a school
The Operations Division is respon- this year’s Matriculation luncheon was provide $10,000 of renewable energy isn’t green,” she said.
sible for energy management on cam- essentially a zero-waste event. funding for Tufts. Creighton said the Office of
pus. Its energy-saving résumé includes “There was very, very little trash,” “Fifteen dollars really goes a long Sustainability has “big initiatives”
implementing high-efficiency boilers Woolston said, explaining that the mere way,” she said. planned for the future, but declined to
and LED lighting systems. five bags of trash remaining after the Although Sierra Magazine commend- specify what they were.
Creighton said hydroelectricity and event were constituted mostly of pack- ed Tufts for its programs, it “dinged “It’s nice to get recognized, but there’s
natural gas account for 100 percent of aging from cases of bottled water and [Tufts] for not having enough public still a lot to do,” Ullman added.

Twenty freshmen will compete for seven open Senate seats during Wed. election
SENATE tive of the Tufts University commu- Danielle Cotter, Aaron Bartel, Abe Stein, who are elected will be extremely com-
continued from page 1 nity experience,” he said. “I feel just as Elliott McCarthy, Colin Smith, Thomas mitted,” she said. “I think that the ones
munication between students and the excited — if not more — as I did fresh- Martinez, Arturo Gomez, Hershal Dave, who are not elected will also find very
administration, improving social life man year.” Jason Rosenbaum, Katharina de Klerk, strong leadership positions at Tufts.”
and upping school spirit as goals for According to Elections Commission Nunu Luo, Greg Dong, Jimmy Zuniga, Nirmalan said it is common for sena-
her term. (ECOM) rules, students running for Danny Weiner, Christina Pappas, Joel tors to step down coming into the fall
Langan also saw a chance she Senate must obtain 50 signatures from Greenberg, Syed Asad Badruddin and semester of their senior year, adding
couldn’t pass up in the open seat. She their classmates by the deadline, while Jibade Sandiford. that the same thing happened last year.
said that the university’s decision to go those hoping for a position on the CSL There will be candidates’ forum at Seniors often reorganize their priorities,
need-blind can have important effects must procure 100 signatures from the 9 p.m. tonight in Hotung, where the she said.
on the demographics at Tufts, and she student body at-large. hopefuls will put forth policy propos- Hartman will not be on campus
would like to help the university ease If the positions are contested, as is als. this semester; he will be working in
into them. “Now we have to deal with the case with the freshmen class senate Maya Kohli, the only freshman to Washington, D.C., as a White House
the reality of [need-blind admissions] seats, the election is held online. This withdraw from the race, could not be intern. Maccoby, an editorialist for the
on campus,” she said. year the freshman class election will be reached for comment. Daily, will serve as president of the
Pallathra said that his experience on Wednesday. ECOM Chair Anjali Nirmalan, a Inter-Greek Council. Sykes cited the
abroad in London revitalized his com- Of the 21 freshmen originally declar- senior, described the field of freshman desire to focus on future plans as his
mitment to serving the Tufts commu- ing their candidacies, one has already candidates as an “extremely motivated motivation for resigning.
nity. dropped out. The following 20 remain in bunch.” Jeremy White and Rob Silverblatt con-
“It made me much more apprecia- the running: Seth Rau, Manuel Guzman, “I think that the freshman senators tributed reporting to this article.

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Tufts alum Sciortino, Somerville state rep., goes door-to-


door hoping to bolster his September re-election campaign
by Matt Skibinski
Daily Editorial Board

If Somerville State Rep. Carl


Sciortino (LA ’00) were to trav-
el back eight years and tell his
21-year-old self, then a senior
at Tufts, that he would spend
his career at the Massachusetts
Statehouse on Beacon Hill,
the young Jumbo would have
laughed.
A biology major, he had taken
just a single political science
class at Tufts — Constitutional
Law with Professor Marilyn
Glater — and had spent most
of his extracurricular ener-
gy as the head of the Tufts
Transgender Lesbian Gay
Bisexual Collective ( TTLGBC),
taking a major leadership role
in the founding of the Rainbow
House. He planned to enter the
public-health field, and politi-
cal office was not even on his
radar.
Now, eight years later,
Sciortino is fighting for his
third term as Somerville’s rep-
resentative in the Mass. House
of Representatives. And after
some of his registration papers
went missing, and his name
was left off the Democratic
primary ballot, the former
Jumbo has spent the summer
running an aggressive write-in
campaign — headed by a Tufts
Courtesy The Committee to Re-Elect Rep. Carl Sciortino
senior — in an attempt to win State Rep. Carl Sciortino (D- Somerville) (left) sits with a constituent. Sciortino, a Tufts alum, is on the campaign trail now for re-election.
back his district.
he would not support same-sex experience in public office, he the first place and have been “This is a project that I
‘Something I had to do’ marriage initiatives that the was running against an eight- really important to me as a think has major potential
After graduating from young Tufts graduate decided term incumbent. What’s more, representative — organizing for Medford and Somerville
Tufts in 2000, Sciortino, a to take action. he was a recent Tufts graduate people, bringing them to the neighborhoods around Tufts
Connecticut native, stayed “The final straw was the in a community often marked table, hearing their concerns as well as the Tufts community
close to the Hill to pursue a same-sex marriage debate,” by tensions between students and figuring out solutions are itself … This spring, we finally
career in public health, land- Sciortino said. “I was told by and local residents. all skills that I learned at Tufts secured full funding, 600 mil-
ing a job as a research coordi- my predecessor that he was But when the primary came, that have been valuable to me lion dollars, for the project,”
nator at Fenway Community not supporting same-sex mar- he shocked many by defeating in office.” he said.
Health in Boston. It was there, riage, and that he was not Ciampa — in both the prima- Sciortino said his youth has
he said, that he first became even sure he would submit ry and as a write-in candidate ‘A younger generation’ been an asset rather than a
engaged in local public policy. civil unions, and that was the in the general election — to After winning his first term hindrance, as he seeks to tack-
“I spent a number of years last straw. I felt that it was become Somerville’s new rep- in November 2004, Sciortino le issues that affect his con-
advocating for some of the important to run to represent resentative. entered the state legislature as stituents.
issues I thought were impor- the district on all of the values Throughout his campaign one of its youngest members. “I think it’s really impor-
tant with my own state rep- that are important to all of our and his subsequent time in The 26-year-old made his first tant in my experience to have
resentative at the time,” families. office, he relied on many of the speech on the House floor that young people involved in
Sciortino said. “I saw first- “I felt that it was something lessons he had learned at Tufts. April, arguing for funding and politics, whether it’s running
hand the effect of state budget I had to do,” he added. “I think Tufts promotes a very increased attention for the for office themselves, or get-
cuts in 2003 … and didn’t feel And so, just four years out of strong culture of civic engage- planned Green Line extension ting involved in campaigns or
that our district was being well college, Sciortino began knock- ment and taking responsibil- (which is currently set to be advocating for policies,” he
represented.” ing on doors and introducing ity for what you think needs built by 2014). The issue has said. “I think that diversity of
But it was not until his prede- himself to potential voters. His to be fixed,” Sciortino said. “I been one of his top priorities ages and other demographics
cessor, conservative Democrat campaign was a long shot, at think those are values that got throughout his first two terms,
Vincent Ciampa, told Sciortino best — as a 26-year-old with no me interested in running in Sciortino said. see SCIORTINO, page 5

Freshman orientation ran successfully under new leadership


recycled paper, and the Matriculation Shawna Russo — to ensure that opera- stuff. Just from a logistical standpoint,
by Meghan Pesch
Daily Editorial Board lunch and Gantcher Center dinner were tions ran smoothly. I’ve been told by departments with
zero-waste events. “A lot of our success comes from the whom we work here on campus, out-
For the freshmen who flooded the The committee also took a foray into support staff,” Ryan said. “We hire a side just the dean of student affairs,
Tufts campus at the end of August to the social-consciousness arena with the number of students who aren’t orienta- that things went more smoothly this
begin orientation, the changes were purchase of edun LIVE t-shirts. Run tion leaders and who aren’t executive year than they had in the past.”
nearly impossible to pick up on. But for by students, the group adds designs to orientation leaders, so they just help us Freshman Reeve Bright said that ori-
those who worked behind the scenes, organic t-shirts made in sub-Saharan do the logistical day-to-day stuff; they entation augmented her adjustment to
this year’s orientation process was all Africa and then sells them. Its members stuff the bags, they get things around.” college and her overall planning pro-
but business as usual. aim to alleviate poverty and promote Although orientation coordinators cess.
This year, the university unveiled its sustainable employment opportunities are only beginning to assess this year’s “[Orientation] was really helpful. It
new orientation planning committee; in that region of Africa. programming with a survey given to had everything I wanted to do. I really
it included a lot of new faces — and Ryan said that the test run for envi- all new students, they have already liked the panels; I went to the pre-med
new ideas. It was headed by the trium- ronmental programming went well. received positive feedback, according one, which I thought was really helpful
virate of Jim Ryan, Joseph Golia and “[We wanted] green [to be] a theme to Golia. for students who were debating about
Laura Doane. for orientation,” he said. “Now that “I heard students say that they real- which major to go into,” she said.
Ryan, the coordinator for programs we know we can do it relatively easily, ly had a great week,” he said. “It’s a According to Russo, orientation ran
and special projects, is the only one instead of just making it a theme we spectacular program; there is so much smoothly because of hard work and
who had previous experience running are going to make it a recurring goal for variety. It’s not just the same types of collaboration.
Tufts’ orientation. Golia, the director for orientation in general.” events every night.” “I would say that there are two parts:
campus life, and Doane, the director of Another relatively new part of ori- Ryan said that he has seen a positive the academic side and the social side,
advising and scholarships, both started entation was the use of support staff; response and is hoping for evidence in and it wouldn’t have worked and been
here this summer. this was the second year they were numbers. the same without everyone’s help and
One of the committee’s most visible employed. They worked with three “We’ve heard a lot of good feedback, cooperation,” she said. “Orientation as
efforts was an added focus on the envi- student coordinators — junior Nissa but we are waiting for that survey to
ronment. All handouts were made from Bagelman and seniors Ben Picillo and come back to get our more empirical see ORIENTATION COMMITTEE, page 5
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Alumnus runs field-focused campaign

Got an
SCIORTINO reminiscent of his original bid in 2004,
continued from page 3 when he spent his time meeting voters
at the statehouses brings a critical personally and knocking on doors.
perspective when decisions are being “The write-in, or sticker campaign,

opinion?
made. makes this more of a challenge,” he
“It’s all the more important for young said. “It makes it even more important
people to get involved in politics con- to have a strong campaign going door-
sidering some of the major issues — to-door, talking to voters, hearing their
whether it’s the future of our public concerns and educating them about
transportation system, or the future how they can still vote for me.”
of the planet, with global warming For Lownds, it has meant that what
— are at stake,” Sciortino continued. he expected to be a summer job has
“We have to step up as a younger gen-
eration and get involved to make our
voices heard.”
become a full-time effort that will
extend until the election on Sept. 16.
“It’s something that I didn’t expect,
We want to hear it.
but it’s something that we’ve done the
Running as a write-in incumbent work for,” Lownds said. “What I knew
Sciortino’s current campaign was coming in was that I was going to do
never supposed to be the challenge everything in my power to make sure
it has become. Running for his third Carl got re-elected. And if that means
term, the Tufts alumnus was expected working to produce stickers and run-
to enjoy the advantages of name-rec- ning an aggressive field campaign so
ognition and local connections that that every voter in the district knows
make most re-election campaigns suc- about the write-in campaign … then so
cessful. be it.”
It was under these assumptions that Throughout the summer, Lownds
senior political science major Kevin worked every day of the week and often
Lownds, a former intern in Sciortino’s for long hours. The experience, he said,
office, agreed to spend his summer has been enormously educational.
working as Sciortino’s campaign man- “As a political science major I’ve
ager — a position that holds him studied a lot of theories of politics
responsible for even the most minute and how politics operates … but in
details of the campaign. this particular case, you are learning
the nitty-gritty of what is needed to be
done to run a campaign — the practi-
“The final straw was the cal learning experience,” he said.

Write to us!
same-sex marriage debate. Lownds explained that much of his
job involves coordinating very specific
I was told by my predeces- details of what the campaign does on a
day-to-day basis.
sor that he was not support-

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“There are so many things that you
ing same-sex marriage, and wouldn’t think of that make a campaign
run,” Lownds said. “Because we’re run-
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Carl Sciortino posed to say when they get to the door.
somerville state rep. We need to make sure that our mailers
are hitting on schedule.
“You end up supervising volunteers,
But in April, the campaign hit an field operations, data, mail, press — all
unexpected and devastating road- of those things get jumbled together
bump. Just before registration papers into one sort-of supervisory role,” he
were due, a list of required signa- said.
tures went missing from Sciortino’s The campaign has launched a Web
office, according to the campaign. The site, WriteInCarl.com, and sent mailings
incumbent fell 36 signatures short of to local residents explaining how to vote
the 200 required, and his name was left for Sciortino. Lownds will mobilize a
off the ballot, putting him at a huge host of volunteers — many of them Tufts
disadvantage against his opponent, students — to hand out stickers at vot-
Bob Trane. ing locations on Election Day.
Since then, the campaign has been According to Sciortino, the campaign
aggressively educating potential voters has done all it can to educate voters
about Sciortino’s record and provid- about the campaign, and that has left
ing them with small stickers with their him confident about his chances.
candidate’s information that they can “It definitely adds to the challenge of
use in the write-in portion of local the campaign to run as a write-in candi-
ballots. For Sciortino, the mishap has date, but we’ve gotten a great response
changed his approach to winning over at the doors,” Sciortino said. “I’m feeling
local voters. His campaign has been good about Election Day.”

Orientation was team effort, say leaders

Jo Duara/Tufts daily
Freshmen participate in the traditional candle-lighting ceremony.
ORIENTATION COMMITTEE student coordinators,” he said. “It’s an
continued from page 3 amazingly logistical program that they
a whole is a team effort.” held together quite smoothly.”
Golia agreed that the students and “It was integral that there were all
staff working together made the pro- six of us,” Russo said. “It wouldn’t have
gram a success. happened without the dynamics of the
“[Orientation] cannot be done, and six of us and the guidance we received
could not be done, without the three from Jim, Joe and Laura.”
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Album Review

Underoath’s ‘Separation’ is a successively


cohesive multi-movement metalcore project cut, and could even be interpreted
by Grant Beighley
Daily Editorial Board as a continuation of the first song.
The first softer moments of the
Underoath is one of the premier album are seen in “Anyone,” with
acts in the current rock world, yet it Gillespie lending his cleaner vocals
has never had a real “hit,” or a plati- to the track to bring some contrast
to the harsh sound.
Lost in the Sound of Though a band such as
Underoath doesn’t care much
Separation about singles, the first from
Underoath the record is “Desperate Times,
Desperate Measures.” The dis-
tinguishing aspect of the song is
Solid State Records that it has a discernable chorus,
one of the few on the album.
num record. It would follow that the Gillespie’s singing plays a rela-
band’s so-called “metalcore” sound tively larger role in the song,
has never sat well with the general making the tune a bit more
public. Among those with a pen- listenable for those not yet
chant for the more intense genres, immune to the earthy screams
however, the band has generated a of the hardcore genre.
massive following. With their new- Arguably the most surprising
est release, “Lost in the Sound of cut on the album comes in the
Separation,” the band assures fans form of “Too Bright to See Too
that it has no intention of changing Loud to Hear,” a ballad-esque
its style to reach the mainstream. softer number that is sung almost
Right off the bat, the band makes exclusively by Gillespie, though
no attempt to ease newer listen- screamer Spencer Chamberlain
ers into the Underoath sound. The lends some spot-on clean vocals.
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first track, “Breathing in a New The song disintegrates into a clap-
“So, um, looks like a storm’s coming … how do we get back?”
Mentality,” barely has a chorus and track-driven chant of “Good God/
immediately begins changing tem- ist Aaron Gillespie makes it all seem ute track: This record is going to be Takes a Real Man to Call it Home,” Can you still get us home?” with
pos and time signatures with reck- far too easy. One thing is certainly heavy. the second track, kicks in almost
less abandon. Drummer and vocal- clear by the end of the three-min- “Anyone Can Dig a Hole But it immediately after the end of the first see UNDEROATH, page 9

Movie Theater Guide TV REVIEW

Silver screens of all shapes Same formula, zip code return to


television, but fail to captivate audience
and sizes surround Tufts
by Jessica Bal
by Catherine Scott
Daily Editorial Board
from $5 for a Monday-Friday matinee to $8
Daily Editorial Board for an evening movie during the weekend. What could make for better TV than
Physiognomy: Unique. The Somerville snobby teenagers, gigantic mansions
For all the new Jumbos out there, consider Theatre isn’t exactly sleek and new, but it has and drama-filled lives of sex, drugs
this your very own comprehensive list of its own charm. You’ll find lots of interesting
Boston’s movie theaters. This will come in odds and ends, like a small owl statue, the 90210
handy if a) you are a movie buff, b) you can’t original theater sign (over 65 years old) and
find anything to do some Friday night, or c) a marquee outside fit for Broadway. The the-
you need something to keep you occupied in ater boasts one large auditorium with lots of Starring Shenae Grimes, Ryan
between long nights at Tisch. The following stadium-style seating.
theaters have been rated, for your conve- Picture Selection: Although Somerville Eggold, Ryan Estes and Lori
nience, by the 4 P’s system: Proximity (how only plays a few flicks at once, it gets high Loughlin
close they are to Tufts), Price (self-explana- marks for hosting the Independent Film Airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW
tory), Physiognomy (the only synonym for Festival and doubling as a concert venue.
“appearance” starting with the letter P) and Keep an eye out for movies that you just and designer clothes? No, this arti-
Picture Selection (movie offerings). Lights, missed in theaters, because you might be cle is not about “Gossip Girl.” Last
camera, action! able to catch them here a little later. Tuesday, The CW unveiled the first
two episodes of its revamped ver-
Somerville Theatre Kendall Square Cinema sion of the ’90s phenomenon “Beverly
Proximity: Very close. The Joey will drop Proximity: Not too far. Hop over several Hills, 90210,” now shortened to sim-
you off right in front of it on those dreaded stops on the red line to Kendall/MIT and it’s a ply “90210.”
wintry nights. For when temperatures are bit of a walk from there. Helpful tip: take the The producers got the ingredients cw.com

above freezing, J.P. Licks offers Davis Square’s shortcut through the Marriot Hotel. for a successful TV show right the first If “Degrassi” wasn’t campy enough for
best ice cream right across the street. time, so it will come as no surprise Shenae Grimes, the revamped version of
Price: One of the lowest. Tickets range see THEATERS, page 9 that the premise of its new incarna- “90210” should definitely do the trick.
tion does not differ greatly from the
original. Annie Wilson, born and bred Taylor is now the guidance coun-
in Kansas and played by cute new- selor at her old school and has a four-
comer Shenae Grimes, moves with year-old fatherless son. Old fans can
her family to chic Beverly Hills to live only hope to eventually see a return
with her grandmother; drama ensues of Luke Perry’s old character, Dylan,
as she and her adopted brother Dixon traditionally the key instigator of on-
(played by Tristan Wilds) attend their screen catfights between Taylor and
new high school. Annie’s father Harry Walsh. Walsh, on the other hand, has
(Rob Estes) is the school’s new princi- come back to Beverly Hills for a short
pal, and her mother Debbie, played by time to direct a play at the school
Lori Loughlin of “Full House,” brings and catch up with Taylor at their old
home the bacon as a set director. haunt, the Peach Pit.
A slew of supporting characters The temptations of the rich and
have gotten some early screen time, fabulous world of Beverly Hills quickly
including Ethan (Dustin Milligan), prove to be too much for both Annie
Annie’s summer love interest; his girl- and Dixon, who begin jetting off to
friend Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord), San Francisco without permission,
the princess of the school and owner picking fights at school, cheating in
of the Brattiest Teenager Alive award; class and pranking rival schools. The
and Silver ( Jessica Stroup), a strange, formulaic subplots, if you haven’t
embittered girl who befriends Annie. guessed already, include Silver’s blog
Rounding out the cast are Jennie war against Naomi, Ethan’s crush on
Garth and Shannen Doherty repris- Annie and subsequent breakup with
Annie Wermiel/Tufts Daily
ing their old roles as Kelly Taylor and
The nearby Somerville Theatre boasts a low ticket price and a quaint, old-timey feel.
Brenda Walsh, respectively. see 90210, page 9
8 The Tufts Daily Arts & Living Monday, September 8, 2008

WANT A FREE TRIP TO ISRAEL???

If you are Jewish and have never


been on a peer trip to Israel, Tufts
Hillel has the trip for you!
Registration Opens on September 10th at
9AM!!! To register for the winter break trip
or for more information visit the Shorashim
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Contact Gordon Dale at Tufts Hillel:
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Monday, September 8, 2008 The Tufts Daily Arts & Living 9
For lazy, broke Jumbos, Barnum provides best ‘theater’ to catch new flicks
THEATERS
continued from page 7
Price: Regular admission tickets cost $9.75.
  Physiognomy: For being situated among
the drab MIT cement, the Kendall theater is
nicely decorated. Nothing spectacular, but
it’s comfortable.
Picture Selection: Hipsters and indie
kids, rejoice! Kendall offers a plethora of
independent and off-beat films. You can
bet they’ll pick up anything artistic, unusu-
al, foreign or noticed by Sundance. Movies
cycle through here fast though, so catch
them while you can.

AMC Loews Boston Common 19


Proximity: It’s a hike. You’ve got to head
all the way to the Green Line. Our sugges-
tion? Make a night of your outing and find
a good restaurant for dinner while you’re in
the area.
Price: High. On a regular night, tickets
are $10.50 each. Bring your Tufts ID on
Thursdays for a discount. We also recom-
mend that you purchase online to avoid
long lines and sold-out films on opening
nights. You can also purchase tickets for
AMC Loews theaters at the Campus Center
Info Booth for $8 ahead of time. This is
convenient and a little more reasonable on
a college budget.
Physiognomy: Impressive. The theater is
gigantic, with a spacious lobby, enormous
columns, stadium seating — the works.
Take a look at the old movie posters lining
the walls and the famous cinematic quotes townonline.com

which illuminate the ceilings upstairs. Loews Boston Common theater provides your typical big-city, stadium seating, some-kid-kicking-your-chair experience.
Picture Selection: Extensive. Boston
Common presents the newest releases, the academic buildings. com for more information. $10 a pop.
mostly mainstream blockbusters. Picture Selection: Student-run and Physiognomy: Average. The theater is
flexible. You’ll sometimes see movies AMC Loews Harvard Square clean, with stadium seating, but nothing
Barnum Hall that are out of theaters but yet to be Proximity: Close. Two T stops hardly con- noteworthy.
Proximity: Ridiculously close, especially if released on DVD. If there’s something stitute a long trip, and Harvard Square is an Picture Selection: Harvard doesn’t offer a
you live uphill. you’re dying to see, the Tufts Film excellent place to eat and shop. Pair your large number nor variety of films. What it does
Price: FREE. Series is always open to suggestions movie with dinner at Fire and Ice — Monday have, however, is the Rocky Horror Picture
Physiognomy: Shabby, unless you and new members. “Dr. Strangelove” nights are all-you-can-eat for a discounted Show, as the theater is the site of the very first
count the statue of Jumbo outside. After and “No Country for Old Men” are the student price. live U.S. performance. Don your fishnets and
all, it’s just a small auditorium in one of plan for this weekend; check TuftsLife. Price: Similar to Kendall, at almost red lipstick every Saturday night at midnight.

Underoath fails to master con- ‘90210’ flounders in ‘Gossip’s’ catty shadow


cept of a single on ‘Separation’ 90210
continued from page 7
UNDEROATH is not so much a collection of 11 Naomi, Naomi’s inconse-
continued from page 7 songs as it is an interweaving of quential friend’s drug prob-
marching-band percussion slowly multiple movements and themes. lem, and Kelly’s relationship
pumping up the adrenaline until None of the tracks stands incredibly with the hottie English teach-
the big rock crescendo, which sees well on its own, but in the context er.
some of Gillespie’s best vocal work of the album, they each fulfill a spe- While the script is quite
on the album. cific purpose and together create an witty, the acting solid and the
Track-by-track dissection aside, explosively potent whole. plot packed full of drama, the
the album is a huge step in the right In another change of direction, question remains whether
direction for a band that is so easily after numerous successful summer “90210” relates to its audience
misunderstood or written off as just stints on the Vans Warped Tour, the way the original did. While
another screamo act. Though this the band chose to go an alternate the old “Beverly Hills” tried
may seem like an impossible com- route and toured with Disturbed to deal with issues (cliques,
parison, listening to an Underoath and Slipknot on the Rockstar sex, first love, pregnancy, etc.)
album — especially anything after Mayhem Tour this summer. While that actually affect teenag-
their more pop-friendly “They’re this seems like a risky move, the ers, the new “90210” seems to
Only Chasing Safety” (2004) — is bold sounds of “Separation,” make concern itself only with creat-
much like listening to an excep- it clear why the band wanted to ing juicy, dramatic sequences
tionally good jazz artist, say Miles open its doors to a heavier audi- between the main characters.
Davis, for example. ence, not to mention one that This tactic might have
While Davis’ classic “Birth of the stands apart from the mass of emo, worked for a new TV show
Cool” (1957) certainly has snippets screamo or whatever else Vans & geared towards the 18-24 age
that almost anyone can recognize Co. thinks resonates with young group — if the East Coast
(take a listen to “Boplicity,” it will angsty audiences these days. With version of “90210,” namely
sound familiar), the album as a “Separation,” Underoath takes an the deliciously controversial
whole tends to blend together into important step in finding its own “Gossip Girl” hadn’t already
one beautifully intricate tapestry unique sound, a sure sign that the aired last year, shaking up
of sound. In much the same way, band will be a mainstay in their the teenage TV world with its
“Lost in the Sound of Separation” niche market for years to come. blatant disregard for paren-
tal standards and its love for
handing 15-year-old girls a
different designer wardrobe
each episode.
So far, “90210” fails to live
up to the scandal “Gossip
Girl” causes on a regular basis;
the show opts for a PG-13
approach, showing only kiss-
ing and a brief, veiled impli-
cation of oral sex.
Another problem with
“90210” lies in the fact that
today’s average young adult is
more active in his or her com-
munity than his 90’s coun-
cw.com
terpart. With rising college
attendance rates, the number Like, oh my god, we are one big happy (and incestuous) family!
of those who regularly watch But, since the show is new, companion piece to its chal-
programs such as “90210” and the actors seem to be lenger “Gossip Girl,” riding
diminishes, and those who fresh-faced enough to pro- the coattails of its success
do watch these intellectually duce at least a couple of new until producers decide it’s
amazon.com vacant shows do so simply as a stars, “90210” may find its time to think of an original
What / a / clever / use / of / backslashes. guilty pleasure or indulgence. niche as a sort of West Coast idea for a change.
Monday, September 8, 2008 The Tufts Daily Op-Ed 11

The Democrats’ Palin problem


by Matthew Ladner litmus test of approval. She neither
conforms to nor believes in the lib-
Liberals pride themselves on a creed eral model of what an “enlightened”
of progressivism, multiculturalism and woman ought to be. In fact, she funda-
social egalitarianism. They flock to the mentally rejects it.
alleged have-nots of society and pres- Self-empowered; unapologetically
ent themselves as the true, albeit self- devoted to a clear set of beliefs; unem-
anointed, defenders of the disenfran- barrassed by American exceptional-
chised and underrepresented. Indeed, ism; and uninterested in the endorse-
feminism, diversity and protection of ment of Washington elites, The New
middle-class Americans from the prof- York Times, or the intellectuals tucked
it-hungry machinations of big busi- safely away in their ivory towers, Palin
ness have long been the causes of the represents that which liberals loathe.
liberal elite. Paramount in this elec- She is at once the anti-Obama and
tion cycle, however, is the centrality the anti-Hillary: warm, family-orient-
of change to the Democratic platform. ed, hard-nosed, deeply in touch with
After years of Reagan-Bush-Clinton- ordinary Americans and unabashedly
Bush, liberals are determined to cre- conservative.
ate an America of which we can all be In these ways, the Governor threat-
proud, an America that even Michelle ens to reveal the ugly truth about lib-
Obama can applaud. eral America. She threatens to unmask
However, in its relentless attacks on its quiet disdain for the “bitter” men
Alaskan Governor and vice-presiden- and women who hold dear their
tial candidate Sarah Palin, the left- Christian values, embrace the Second
wing has unwittingly let the country in Amendment and choose to raise their
on its little secret: The liberal mantras children in small towns away from the
of acceptance, inclusion, choice and 1960s culture of self-entitlement that
change only apply to other liberals. still pervades our big cities and college
Since her nomination, the woman towns.
MCT
who ascended Alaska’s political ladder Her successful journey from the
not by virtue of her connections but PTA to Juneau challenges the self- liberal elites who talk about America’s Most importantly, however, Palin
rather as a result of her commitment to righteous feminism that portrays the middle class and the hockey moms, embodies a new era of conservatism.
honest public service has been labeled Sarah Palins of the world as facili- fishermen and soldiers who make up Neither stodgy nor beholden to the
inexperienced, a gimmick, a political tators of white-man patriarchy. The our middle class. entrenched Republican establishment,
featherweight, provincial, uneducated, decision to give birth to and raise Though skewered by the mainstream Sarah Palin’s brand is refreshing, excit-
radically religious, anti-woman, the a son with special needs reveals the media and liberal attack machine ing and compelling. At her core, the
second coming of Dick Cheney and left’s shock that a modern ambitious from day one, Governor Palin has not Governor embodies what is right with
mother to a family in disarray. Where woman would selflessly devote herself flinched. Speaking at the Republican America. It is no wonder, therefore,
being a Washington outsider rendered to a child while pursuing her career National Convention, Palin showed that the response most frequently elic-
Sen. Barack Obama an exciting break goals. Palin’s determined and success- America a woman with a natural flair ited by Palin’s speech at the RNC was a
from “politics as usual,” liberals now ful campaign against corruption in for leadership and a reassuring indif- chanting chorus of “USA! USA! USA!”
attack America’s most popular gover- Alaska, which saw both Democratic ference to intense scrutiny. She has — a stark contrast to the indulgent
nor as unfit for command because her and Republican heads roll, undermines revitalized the McCain campaign and cheers of “Obama! Obama! Obama!”
achievements lie outside the Beltway. the myth that Democrats are uniquely reaffirmed the Senator’s good judgment that echoed throughout the night at
It is in these accusations that the able to reform Washington. And finally, and maverick image. Furthermore, she the Democrats’ rock-concert conven-
perverse hypocrisy of the left resides. the Governor’s genuine connection to brings a much-needed dose of execu- tion.
By refusing to embrace an ideology of the Americans who “grow our food, tive experience to a presidential elec-
victimization and anti-establishment run our factories, and fight our wars” tion rich in rhetoric yet lacking in Matthew Ladner is a senior majoring in
self-pity, Sarah Palin fails the liberal emphasizes the difference between the prescriptions for future action. political science.

I’m right and I won’t apologize ... but you should


by Stephanie Brown in and tell me I have blood on resolve the conflicts in Iraq and It disgusts me that a party so these posters that look a little
my hands for the war in Iraq, or Afghanistan, create affordable bent on protecting women’s like Soviet propaganda, good
that Bush is an idiot, or that we health care, reform immigration rights and the family could tell enough for every Tufts hipster
There was once a time I did are a bunch of Bible-throwing, and revitalize industry, too. a woman she should stay at to proudly display in his dorm
not want to bring up my, ahem, mullet-growing rednecks from These issues are not left or home making sandwiches for window.
affiliations. the South who love our guns. right — they are American. the kids. Now, of course I know there
Dare I say it? Throw the word I don’t own a gun but I sup- They are something we should As far as the question of expe- are people who support him
out there for school-wide con- port a citizen’s right to keep be working towards instead of rience goes, Palin is an individu- because they advocate for his
sumption? Allow every person one, just as I support civil lib- pointing fingers at someone al with integrity, spirit and major policies, but there is also an
on campus to judge me for it? erties and individual rights. I who’s going to be leaving office accomplishments in her short overwhelming group who likes
I used to try to refrain from believe we have an obligation within the year. time as governor. Her youth can him for his symbolism, the very
mentioning it because it has as a privileged and powerful Which brings me to another only add to the dimension of image of him, or the supposed
on occasion led to verbal slings country to foster democracies important topic: the presiden- the ticket rather than damage change we’re going to see if he
and some rather serious threats, abroad, to maintain peace and tial election. it, and if you really want to talk makes it to the White House. Is
but like any empowered Tufts to fight injustices. I will concede that there have about a lack of experience, let’s anyone else scared that all this
student, I’ve come to that place I’ve met President Bush, been provocations on both sides discuss Obama’s appalling lack talk sounds a little too messi-
where I can no longer keep it to studied his policies, and while and incorrect statements from of attendance during votes and anic? And if I hear it one more
myself: I agree there has been a tragic each corner of the ring as well, his stunning accomplishment time, I will boycott Change, even
I am a Republican. placement of undeserving or but here is where Tufts mir- void in his time as a senator. if it means ordering the same
There, I said it. I’m Republican, unqualified persons as higher- rors the national arena: There I don’t want to plunge into sandwich at the Commons the
and no, I’m not going to apolo- level officials, it is an issue of an is blatant hypocrisy from the candidate comparisons, howev- rest of the semester.
gize for it. entire administration and not Democratic Party, particularly er. I just want to make this last Change for the sake of change
You’re probably going to one of a single person. Liberals, in evaluating the candidates and point clear: I am not offend- is not always good, as my moth-
wonder why, which is an entire the Democratic Party and the their credentials. John McCain ed that people have different er reminded me every time I
article in and of itself, but majority of persons I have met is too old, too “out of touch,” as beliefs or positions than my tried a new and stranger hair-
instead I’d like to point out that abroad in the past eight years the Democratic messiah claims. own. In fact, I welcome it and style in high school. At least in
there is blatant hypocrisy right seem to lay blame on President Sarah Palin? Well, she’s got a encourage it, because it’s what those days, the change was eas-
here on campus, especially as Bush for a plethora of issues, pregnant daughter who isn’t I believe makes us a diverse ily reversed. In the case of elect-
it concerns politics and the stu- most of which were not directly married (yet) and a child with campus as well as a diverse ing a president, I’m not going
dent body. Tolerant? Diverse? triggered by an administrative some serious disabilities. Plus, nation. What crushes the soul to pick someone because he’s
Respectful? Hardly. Don’t get me policy or individual action of she’s inexperienced! What is she in a time of such an important a young, attractive black man
wrong, I’m not going to call the the president. doing running?! election is that we are paying who happens to be a decent
Bias Education and Awareness Instead of blaming just one Perhaps if McCain is too old, more attention to the superfi- orator. He talks a great talk,
Team on all the people who’ve person for the state of our as you may claim, was Hillary too cial, to the appearances and the but I can’t help but think of
called me a bad name, but I nation, I have a nobler idea: “female” or could Obama be too sound clips and meaningless, the Wizard of Oz at a time like
merely wish to question why Let’s blame ourselves. In the “black”? If the Democratic Party insignificant fodder thrown in this: Shouldn’t we be looking
such a progressive school is world outside this political is going to throw its hands in our face every day. Bush, bad. at the man behind the curtain,
closing its ears and minds all jungle, it’s called accountabil- the air and accuse Republicans Republicans, evil. the real man of the movement
too quickly. ity, and it’s something each and of racism and sexism, I’m going Being a Democrat is trendy. and the party? Then, just maybe
While Tufts is brilliant at every one of us needs to culti- to point out the ageism that Being liberal shows your open- then, we can talk.
encouraging dialogue, the ques- vate in order to turn this thing has been used against McCain, mindedness and intellectual- You can find me on the
tion of politics and ideology around. We can fix the hous- not to mention the bizarre role ism. Voting for Obama means Straight Talk Express when
is horribly warped, or at times ing crisis, save the environment the Dems have taken in argu- you have transcended every you’re ready to chat.
silenced. I grow frustrated that and reduce our independence ing that a woman cannot take strata of society to become
for every time I am asked how on foreign oil and other energy a leadership position if she has maybe, just maybe, the cool- Stephanie Brown is a senior major-
I vote, someone has to jump sources. We can find a way to challenges in her personal life. est person ever. He even has ing in international relations.

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Field Hockey Men’s Soccer

Decimation: Jumbos score record 10 goals, Tufts captures


cruise to opening day romp over Wesleyan season opener
Brown and Kelly each notch hat tricks in Tufts’ dominant offensive effort by Noah Schumer
Daily Editorial Board
by Sapna Bansil
Daily Editorial Board For the first time in three years, the
men’s soccer team is undefeated.
The field hockey team opened its The Jumbos got things started on a
season with an offensive performance
MEN’S SOCCER
that would have humbled even last
season’s record-setting squad. (1-0, 0-0 NESCAC)
at Wenham, Mass., Saturday
FIELD HOCKEY
(1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) Tufts 1 1 — 2
Bello Field, Saturday Gordon 0 0 — 0

Wesleyan 1 0 — 1 high note Saturday afternoon, opening


Tufts 7 3 — 10 their season with a 2-0 victory over the
Gordon College Fighting Scots and eras-
Behind hat tricks from sophomore ing disappointing memories from the last
forward Tamara Brown and junior for- two seasons.
ward Michelle Kelly, the national No. The contest marked Tufts’ first victory
16 Jumbos kicked off the fall in style, in a season opener since 2005 and gives
walloping NESCAC rival Wesleyan 10-1 the team the early-season momentum it
at Bello Field Saturday. Fresh off a sea- sorely lacked last fall.
son that saw it tally a school-record 52 “It was clearly awesome to get a win,”
goals, Tufts rewrote another part of its junior tri-captain Bear Duker said. “We’re
record book over the weekend, best- a young team, so it was huge to win our
ing the program’s 25-year-old mark for first game, which we haven’t done the past
goals in a game. two years. It sets a good tone.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better The Jumbos came out strong from the
game than we got today,” senior tri- start, pressuring Gordon early and gaining
James Choca/Tufts Daily
captain Tess Jasinski said. “I’m abso- the lead on a goal from junior forward Dan
Junior forward Michelle Kelly tallied three goals and notched an assist as Tufts lit up the
lutely thrilled right now. It’s just a great Schoening in the 25th minute. The first of
Wesleyan Cardinals for a 10-1 victory Saturday. The 10-goal offensive effort set a school
way to start the season off, and I hope Schoening’s career, the goal came courte-
record for goals in a game.
it’ll launch us ahead with confidence sy of sophomore forward Naji Muakkassa,
for the rest of the season.” team was glad to get off to a running to be recognized, but you still have who fed Schoening with a pass through
A team that enjoyed tremendous start. to go out there and earn it every day. the Fighting Scot defense.
success last year, including its first- “Now, we have the reputation of You’ve got to go out there and get the “It was a perfect ball from Naji into tons
ever victory in an NCAA Tournament being a solid team that can compete win. Today was a great game. … I’m of space,” Schoening said.
game, wanted no letdowns to begin with anyone,” coach Tina McDavitt
2008. In a season full of high hopes, the said. “That’s great, and it’s awesome see FIELD HOCKEY, page 18 see MEN’S SOCCER, page 19

Men’s Cross Country


Weak at the knees: Brady’s season
feared over after Pats’ Week 1 win Faller grabs fourth individually to
lead team in first race of the fall
UMass Lowell, Trinity, Keene State take top three spots
by David Heck eighth through 12th places, wouldn’t be much of a con-
Daily Editorial Board earning 50 points to barely edge cern, as sophomores Jerzy
out Trinity for first place. Keene Eisenberg-Guyot and Jeff
The men’s cross country State took third with 67 points, Ragazzini finished 17th and
team started the year off on a while Tufts (80) and Stonehill 18th, respectively.
positive note over the week- (85) rounded out the top five. “They both ran awesome
Junior Jesse Faller led the races,” Welch said. “Honestly,
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Jumbos with a fourth-place for me to turn around at the
Trinity Invitational, Saturday finish, coming in 20 seconds finish and see both of them
behind the leader, Bantam senior so close rounding out our top
4th out of 11 teams Michael Burnstein, at 16:41. four was very encouraging. I
“It’s the first competitive think we’re already starting
meet of the season, so it’s kind to see the sort of jump that
4. Jesse Faller (16:41)
of a gauge meet,” Faller said. “I we hoped they would make
15. Nick Welch (16:55) was happy with my race; this after freshman year. It was
17. Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot (17:00) was a good meet to come back very encouraging to see both
18. Jeff Ragazzini (17:02) to competition.” of them run like they did.”
26. Ryan Lena (17:15) The Jumbos also benefited “Obviously I was very proud
from a solid performance on of them today for the way that
the part of Welch, who clocked they ran,” Faller added. “They
end, as the team notched a in at 16:55 to finish 15th. both ran very tough races ...
fourth-place finish out of 11 “I was pleased overall, but and I think it shows that they’re
teams at the Trinity Invitational it certainly leaves me feel- ready to be on the varsity team.
Saturday. ing like there are things to be It bodes well for the future that
Although it marked just the done, worked on, improved we have a couple sophomores
first race of the cross coun- on,” Welch said. “It shows that placing well and stepping up
try season, the meet did carry everything’s not perfect on day to the varsity seven.”
some significance as runners one, but you keep working at it. Junior Ryan Lena rounded
look to get back into competi- It was a fine start but it shows out the scorers for Tufts, com-
tion and evaluate what they that I and the team have a ways ing in at 26th with a time of
need to work on for the rest of to go before we get to were we 17:15.
the season. want to be.” Now the Jumbos look ahead
“There’s always things to With the graduation of to the Tufts Invitational, their
MCT
work on after the first meet senior captains Dave Sorensen only home meet of the year,
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered what has been called a of the year,” junior co-captain (E ’08) and Chris Kantos (E Saturday at the university’s
season-ending knee injury during New England’s Week 1 victory Nick Welch said. “But after that ’08) last year, the Jumbos will Veterinary School campus
over Kansas City yesterday. Brady crumpled to the Gillette Stadium first race, everyone feels a little be counting on strong perfor- in Grafton, Mass. While rac-
turf when Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard grabbed the reigning NFL better, so it was a good start to mances from both Faller and ing well on the team’s home
MVP by the leg as he was completing a pass to Randy Moss in the season overall.” Welch throughout the year. course remains an important
the first quarter. The 31-year-old veteran, coming off a season in The host Bantams performed Additionally, they will con- goal, it still serves as an early
which he threw a record 50 touchdowns and just eight intercep- well on their course, as they tinue to look for younger rac- meet that is part of a longer-
tions, has started the last 128 regular season games under center took first, second and fifth ers to step up and fill out the term goal for the season.
for the Pats. places individually to earn 51 remainder of the scoring posi- “On some level, it has impor-
points. However, UMass Lowell tions. After Saturday’s race, it
showed its depth by taking the looked like the squad’s depth see MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY, page 19
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McNamara follows in O’Brien’s footsteps at Trinity Invite


by Carly Helfand go out nice and easy in the first mile and “It was a good meet – better than last were happy with their performance, they
Daily editorial board then see where you’re at and how you year,” McNamara said. “There was much viewed the meet more as an opportu-
feel and kind of work the next mile-and- better competition and more teams that nity to assess themselves and prepare
For the second consecutive year, a a-half and go for the win.” came, so it was a little bit more indica- for later meets more than anything else.
member of the women’s cross country McNamara, whose time was 21 sec- tive of what we can do in the middle of Consistent with that focus, the meet fea-
team ran away with the win at the annual onds faster than that of second-place the season. Last year we scored seven of tured a 4,000-meter run, shorter than the
Trinity Invitational. And for the second finisher sophomore Lyra Clark of UMass the top 10 at Trinity; that’s great, but it traditional 6k course.
consecutive year, she did it in 16:31. Lowell, was followed by classmate Amy doesn’t really say much if you don’t have “It’s nice to go into the season running
Wilfert, who was second for the Jumbos competition.” a shorter race,” McNamara said. “We’ll
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY and fourth overall with a 17:04 clip. Freshman Bryn Kass also joined Price be running a 5k next weekend and the
Trinity Invitational, Saturday “[Wilfert’s] freshman year is behind in the Jumbos’ top seven in what was course is pretty hilly, so it was good to try
her, and the nerves and adjustment to part of a solid racing debut for the fresh- something a little shorter, especially for
1st out of 14 teams [college running] that goes with that are man class. some of the freshmen who had never had
gone,” senior tri-captain Betsy Aronson “The freshmen ran really well,” a collegiate race. It was good practice —
1. Stephanie McNamara (16:31) said. “She had a strong summer of train- Aronson said. “They tend to get a lot they have one meet under their belt, and
4. Amy Wilfert (17:04) ing … and she’s been able to put in con- of nerves in the first meet. We had two now we’re just going to move forward.”
sistent mileage, so she’s really starting freshmen in the top seven and the rest The Jumbos will now look ahead to
12. Anya Price (17:38)
to break out into following Steph and ran really good, confident races. We were next weekend, when they host the only
15. Amy Hopkins (17:46) being up there in a No. 2 spot. She’s really happy with the way it worked out.” home meet of their season at their hilly
16. Lisa Picascia (17:47) matured as a runner in the last year.” Tufts’ overall score was helped by a home course in Grafton, Mass., where
The Jumbos also took home the team pack-running strategy, something the Tufts University Veterinary School is
As last year’s senior tri-captain Katy title, tallying 45 points on the hilly team struggled with during last year’s located.
O’Brien (E ’08) did before her, sophomore Wickham Park course. Tufts dominated season. “Grafton is a very tough course, but
Stephanie McNamara led the Jumbos on the meet, with second-place Stonehill “We were pretty close together with seeing as we came off a relatively good
Saturday with a first-place showing in finishing at a distant 95-point mark. our top runners, which is good for us,” hill workout [at Trinity], we’ll keep
the 2008 season opener. Each of the Jumbo runners placed within Aronson said. “We tend to have front- working on what we’ve been doing,”
“[Coach Kristen Morwick] just told me the top 16, with freshman Anya Price in runners, so we were happy that we had a McNamara said. “It’s just getting more
to go out with the leaders,” McNamara 12th, clocking a 17:38, and senior Amy lot of packs.” mileage under your belt at the right pace
said. “I had to kind of figure out who was Hopkins and junior Lisa Picascia taking Like the other meets that precede — basically what the beginning of the
there from different teams. She said to 15th and 16th, respectively. championship season, while the Jumbos season is all about.”

Final cut: Federer, Murray will


square off today for US Open title tant to note that Murray is 2-1 for his career against
by Thomas Eager
Daily Editorial Board Federer in past matches, all of which took place on hard
court, including a three-set win in the round of 32 at a
While many in the tennis world found themselves hard court tournament in Dubai earlier this season.
looking forward to another installment of the rivalry It has also been an uncharacteristic off-year for the
between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Swiss, who picked up only two ATP titles this season
Switzerland, this time on the hard courts of Flushing and is 0-for-3 in his 2008 quest for major title No. 13.
Meadows, N.Y., Scotsman Andy Murray had different Murray on the other hand has three hard court titles
plans. to his name this season, including a victory at the ATP
After four sets of play against the world’s best and Masters Series in Cincinnati, while today’s match serves
the US Open’s top seed in Nadal, No. 6 Murray emerged as the first hard court final for Federer this season.
victorious 6-2, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to propel himself into his In the end, though, the US Open is nothing less than
first career major final, where he will take on the sec- Federer’s stomping ground; the last player not named
ond-seeded Federer. The Swiss, who at age 27 remains Federer to win there was American Andy Roddick in
on the hunt for an elusive 13th Grand Slam, is more 2003, and the Swiss has since racked up 33 straight
than comfortable at the Open, having won the last four match wins at Flushing Meadows to bring him to
titles at Flushing Meadows. today’s finals. And with Nadal gone, the Swiss will likely
Murray, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer be more at ease mentally.
to the tennis scene. At 21 years old, the Scotsman has The Fed Express will also undoubtedly benefit from
climbed the rankings the last couple of years to peak an extra day’s rest: while Federer managed to complete
at No. 6 at this year’s US Open. Before today he had his four set win over No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia
advanced only once to as far as the quarterfinals at a Saturday afternoon, Murray and Nadal had to stop play
major event, which occurred at this year’s Wimbledon in the middle of their match, which they concluded
when he lost in straight sets to Nadal. Indeed, the yesterday with the Scotsman’s eventual victory.
Spaniard had been 3-0 against the Scotsman this year, Murray’s and Nadal’s semifinal match commenced
giving Murray a measure of revenge in yesterday’s Saturday where Murray raced to a two-set lead after
contest. capitalizing on a sluggish start from Nadal. Inclement
While one shouldn’t downplay the undeniable weather forced a delay to Sunday afternoon, but not
momentum Murray has right now as a young gun before the Spaniard took a 3-2 third-set lead. Nadal
in his first Grand Slam final and hunger for a major went on to win that set but couldn’t do more, as Murray
trophy, Federer will not roll over easily. Having lost in outplayed him to win the fourth 6-4.
two major finals already this year at Roland Garros and Semifinal play on Saturday also saw Federer exact
Wimbledon, both to Nadal, a defeat today would make vengeance over Djokovic after the young Serb downed
this Federer’s first year without picking up a major title Federer in straight sets last January in the semifinals
since 2002. of 2008’s first major event, the Australian Open, which
Federer’s champion’s edge and his will to win in Djokovic would later go on to win. Djokovic also made MCT
Grand Slam finals, especially when Nadal is not stand- a run to the US Open finals last year, but Federer bested World and tournament No. 2 Roger Federer celebrates his four-set win over
ing on the other side of the net, will prove to be difficult him there with a three-set win to give the Swiss his 12th Novak Djokovic of Serbia Saturday. The Swiss will attempt to win his fifth straight
obstacles for Murray to overcome. That said it’s impor- major victory. US Open and 13th major championship today against No. 6 Andy Murray.

Athletes of the Week


Tamara Brown, field hockey

Sophomore Tamara Brown scored three goals within the first 8:23 of the field hockey team’s season opener on Saturday to lead her team to a 10-1 romp
over Wesleyan at Bello Field.
Brown’s hat trick was part of a record-breaking effort in which the team broke its previous mark for goals in a game. For Brown, an Annandale, Va. native,
the contest was her first since suffering a torn ACL last October. Brown’s performance was a triumphant return to the promise she showed as a freshman,
when she notched 11 points in 13 games.
Impressively efficient in her attack, Brown capitalized on three of her four shot attempts on goal in attaining her first career hat trick. Following the gradu-
ation of last year’s leading scorer Ileana Casellas-Katz (LA ’08), the Jumbos will look to Brown, among others, to help fill Casellas-Katz’s shoes.
Next up, Brown will try to continue her hot start to the season against Wellesley, a team that has defeated Tufts two years running, on Wednesday.

Jesse Faller, cross country

For the men’s cross country team, the first meet of the fall is often little more than a tune-up race for the rest of the season, as new and old runners alike
work to reacquaint themselves with competitive running.
Junior Jesse Faller, however, was already perfectly well acquainted. In his first cross country race since finishing 18th in the nation in last November’s NCAA
title meet, Faller showed little rust, finishing fourth at the Trinity College Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos as a team also finished fourth, 30 points
back from champion UMass Lowell.
Faller, who finished 14 seconds ahead of junior teammate and co-captain Nick Welch, was among the Jumbos’ top five finishers for the 14th time in his college
career. In addition to pacing the Jumbos at Nationals last fall, he was also the team’s top finisher at New England Regionals, finishing in third just nine seconds
away from a regional title.
Faller and the rest of the Jumbos will play host for their next meet this coming weekend, the Tufts Invitational, held on the veterinary school campus in
COURTESY GOJUMBOS.COM Grafton.
18 The Tufts Daily Sports Monday, September 8, 2008

Wellesley rematch provides


Tufts chance for redemption
FIELD HOCKEY posed to be,” senior tri-captain
continued from page 15 Marlee Kutcher said. “She’s
excited to take it one game at been scoring since she was a
a time and try to build off our freshman, and it’s really great
success.” to see her come out strong like
While 12 of the Jumbos’ last that again.”
20 meetings with the Cardinals Brown and Kelly’s scores
had been decided by one goal, were sandwiched around goals
there was no doubt which team from senior tri-captain Brittany
was in command of this contest. Holiday, junior midfielder
Tufts needed just 58 seconds to Margi Scholtes, junior forward
grab the lead, and from there Amanda Russo and sophomore
the rout was on. The Jumbos midfielder Irene Lewnard. For a
scored seven times in the first team that graduated its single-
period alone — they had never season scoring leader, Ileana
scored more than six goals in Casellas-Katz (LA ’08), the bal-
an entire game in McDavitt’s anced attack was a welcome
four previous seasons at the sign.
helm — on their way to a 7-1 “Last year … we definitely
halftime advantage. looked to Ileana a lot,” Kutcher
said. “But this year, we have no
“We couldn’t have star players, and we just work
together really well. All our for-
asked for a better game wards and all of our subs do
a great job of stepping it up,
than we got today. I’m working together and just get-
absolutely thrilled ting involved.”
“I think it shows that we have
right now. It’s just a a lot of depth,” McDavitt said.
great way to start the “It was very difficult putting
together our starting lineup for
season off, and I hope [Saturday] because we have so
many good players. We have
it’ll launch us ahead six players who can play on
with confidence for the the forward line and who can
contribute and do a great job.
rest of the season.” It was great to let everyone get
in and let everyone get their
Tess Jasinski turn.”
senior tri-captain Each healthy player on
the Jumbos’ roster saw game
action, including all eight
Brown led the charge early, freshmen. In their collegiate
requiring just 8:23 to notch debuts, first-years Claire Kemp
Tufts’ first three scores and and Bri Cilley notched an assist
earn her first career hat trick. apiece.
In her first game since tearing Tufts will next take the field
James Choca/Tufts Daily
her ACL last October, Brown Wednesday afternoon, when it
Sophomore forward Melissa Burke charges for the ball during the field hockey team’s record breaking effort
didn’t need much time to regain hosts regional foe Wellesley at
over Wesleyan on Saturday.
the form that characterized her Bello Field. The Blue have gone
rookie season, in which she tal- just 3-6 against NESCAC oppo-
lied 11 points in 13 games. nents over the past two seasons,
“I have just been so impressed
with [Brown’s] work ethic,”
but two of those victories have
been over the Jumbos. Tufts DAILY DIGITS: Field Hockey Edition
McDavitt said. “Right after she hopes it can reverse its recent
tore her ACL, she was ready fortunes against Wellesley and The field hockey team notched a decisive 10-1 thrashing over NESCAC rival Wesleyan Saturday afternoon on
to rehab and get right back in jump to a 2-0 start for the first Bello Field. A look at some numbers behind the Jumbos’ offensive outburst:
there. She was so excited to be time since 2004.
playing and to be back on the
field. She has been working her
butt off, so it was awesome for
“It’s going to be really impor-
tant that we go out and we
just play our game,” McDavitt
10
Number of Tufts goals scored, breaking a pre-
9
Tufts’ margin of victory, at least a tie for the
her to get in there and set the said. “They’re a great team, and vious school record of nine set in 1983. most lopsided win in program history.
tone early.” they go after us, but some of
After assisting on Brown’s the reasons we’ve lost is that
first goal, Kelly accounted for
all three of Tufts’ second-half
tallies, marking the first time
we haven’t capitalized on our
corners, or we haven’t finished,
or they’ve gotten down to our
7
Number of goals the Jumbos scored in the first half,
2
Number of hat tricks recorded by the Jumbos, the
two Jumbos have scored hat end and gotten a goal that we
more than they’ve scored in an entire game in coach first time two Tufts players have accomplished the
tricks in the same game. With should have stopped defen-
Tina McDavitt’s four previous years at the helm. feat in the same game.
seven points on the afternoon, sively. As long as we play our

35
Kelly moved into the top 10 of game, I think we should be in
the program’s all-time scoring good shape.”
list. “I don’t think us seniors have Number of shots fired by Tufts, com-
“She’s really fast, and she been more fired up for a game pared to just five by Wesleyan
always gets to where she’s sup- in a long time,” Kutcher said.

.
StatISTICS | Standings SCHEDULE | Sept. 8 - Sept. 14
Field Hockey Men's Soccer
(1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) (1-0-0, 0-0-0 NESCAC) MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
NESCAC OVERALL
NESCAC OVERALL
W L W L T W L T W L T
Amherst 1 0 1 0 0 Amherst 0 0 0 1 0 0 Tufts
Cross
Tufts 1 0 1 0 0 Bates 0 0 0 0 0 0 Invitational
Country 12 p.m.
Bates 0 0 1 0 0 Bowdoin 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bowdoin 0 0 2 0 0 Colby 0 0 0 1 0 0
Colby 0 0 0 1 0 Conn. Coll 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colby
Middlebury 0 0 0 0 0 0 Field Hockey Wellesley
MIddlebury 0 0 1 0 0 1 p.m.
Trinity 0 0 0 0 0 4 p.m.
Trinity 0 0 1 0 0 1
Williams 0 0 0 1 0 Tufts 0 0 0 1 0 0
Conn. Coll. 0 1 0 1 0 Wesleyan 0 0 0 0 0 0 Football
Wesleyan 0 1 0 1 0 Williams 0 0 0 1 0 0

G A Pts Women’s Colby


G A Pts
M. Fitzgerald 1 0 2 Soccer 3:30 p.m.
M. Kelly 3 1 7
D. Schoening 1 0 2
T. Brown 3 0 6
N. Muakkassa 0 1 1
A. Russo 1 2 4
R. Coleman 0 0 0 Men’s at Southern Colby
M. Scholtes 1 1 3 Maine
C. Flaherty 0 0 0 Soccer 1 p.m.
B. Holliday 1 0 2 4:30 p.m.
A. Hart 0 0 0
I. Lewnard 1 0 2
A. Kobren 0 0 0 Brandeis Brandeis
B. Cilley 0 1 1 Stonehill
A. Lach 0 0 0 Invitational Invitational
C. Kemp 0 1 1 Volleyball 7 p.m.
J. Molofsky 0 0 0 4 p.m. 4 p.m.
D. Orlowitz 0 0 0
Goalkeeping GA S S%
Goalkeeping GA Svs Sv% JumboCast
M. Zak 0 1 1.00
D. McKeon 0 4 1.00
K. Hyder 1 1 .500
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Cross country team prepares for first and


only meet on its home course this season

Rebekah Sokol/Tufts Daily


Junior forward Dan Schoening scored the first goal of the season for the
men’s soccer team on Saturday against Gordon College to help lead the
Jumbos to a 2-0 victory.

Jumbos on the hunt for second


straight non-conference victory
MEN’S SOCCER lot of credit.”
continued from page 15 The game remained 1-0 until Photo courtesy Gojumbos.com
Gordon pressured the Tufts the final minute, when sopho- Junior Jesse Faller, shown here at last year’s Jumbo Invitational, led Tufts runners with a fourth-place showing
defense, but the Jumbos were up more forward Mike Fitzgerald at the Trinity Invitational Saturday. His time of 16:41 was 20 seconds behind the first place finisher, Trinity
to the challenge. Senior tri-captain found the back of the net with a senior Michael Burnstein.
Dave McKeon made four saves in game-clinching goal, also the first
goal to earn the fifth shutout of his of his career. MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Welch said. “On the other race under their belt and get
career. The match had been resched- continued from page 15 hand, like Trinity, [and] like more used to the style of colle-
“The defense really won the uled from the evening to the after- tance for us as our home many of these first meets in giate cross country. Grafton is
noon in order to elude the worst meet, and we never want to September, it’s another devel- a tough course, so it should be
of the remnants of Tropical Storm not represent our program, opmental meet. It’s still a a challenging race, but I think
“It was almost sur- Hanna; still there was no avoiding and our home course, well,” chance for freshmen to get a it’ll be a good day.”
real playing in rain Saturday’s torrential downpours.
“The weather was ridiculous,”
that heavy, kind of like Schoening said. “It was almost
playing in a shower. I surreal playing in rain that heavy
— kind of like playing in a show-
think it pumped us all er. I think it pumped us all up.
When the conditions are wet, you
up. When the condi- have to be smarter with how you
tions are wet, you have move the ball because it’s moving
quicker.”
to be smarter with “Soccer players love playing
how you move the ball in crappy weather,” Duker said.
“Sometimes the rain brings out
because it’s moving the second sense, and we played
with a lot of heart and passion
quicker.” [Saturday]. Everybody really
stepped up.”
Dan Schoening The team has benefited from
junior forward opening the season with a non-
conference game rather than
delving right into its conference
game for us,” Schoening said. schedule, McKeon said.
“Dave had a huge game. He made “This is my fourth year, and
a big save at the end, which was in the three previous years we’ve
probably the defining moment of started by playing Colby and
the game.” jumped right into NESCAC play,”
With Tufts clinging to a 1-0 he said. “Having some time to get
lead, Gordon junior forward Joel ready for Colby is a huge plus.”
Spruance had a clear shot on goal Next on the horizon for Tufts
but was thwarted by a diving save is another road contest tomor-
from McKeon in the 87th minute. row against non-conference foe
“[Spruance] was about 10 or Southern Maine. With a win under
12 yards out,” McKeon said. “He its belt, the team appears to have
turned around and shot at the established itself as a confident
near post, and I dove to my right. and cohesive unit.
It was my only real test of the day “I think this game demonstrat-
because the defense did a good ed how much heart this team has,”
job.” Schoening said. “We’re a close
“It was a great save,” Duker team and we enjoy being together,
said. “We might have lost without which is hopefully something that
it; Dave and the defense deserve a can carry us through the season.”
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