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Monthly Archives: September, 2005

Ramapo snaps unbeaten streak with 1-0 shutout

The College's men's soccer team lost its first game of the season last week to end its seven-game unbeaten streak. The Lions continued New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) play last week with two games on the road, a 1-0 loss to Ramapo College Wednesday afternoon and a 2-1 victory over Richard Stockton College on Saturday afternoon.

Lions finish close with DI runners

The College's women's cross country team began this season with its sights set on an 11th straight New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) title. After the Lions' performance at the Haverford Invitational on Friday, maybe they should set more challenging goals.

Field hockey recovers well after painful loss

The College's field hockey team suffered its first setback of the year last Tuesday as they lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Ursinus College. The game was slated to be a premier matchup, with the Lions and Bears ranked No. 4 and No. 6, respectively. Neither team disappointed.

Contrafatto headed to nationals

Sophomore Christina Contrafatto swept all competition at this weekend's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships, improving her record to 13-0 in singles play this fall. She was named All-American after beating freshman Chelsea Rauck from William Smith College in an intense match that tested each player's endurance.

Two more shutout wins shoot Lions to No. 3

With a pair of 2-0 shutout victories against Ramapo College and Richard Stockton College this week, the women's soccer team now finds itself atop the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and ranked third in the latest NSCAA/adidias Division III national poll with a 7-0 overall record.

School vouchers necessary to ensure equal education opportunities

There is an education crisis in this nation. I am not being dramatic or exaggerating. Sure, for people like me, and most students at the College, high school was a fine tool, a step on the way to higher education. We are the privileged. In 1983, a Reagan presidential commission released "A Nation at Risk," which found that America had all but lost the educational edge it had gained during the 20th century by allowing its public school systems to be diluted by mediocrity.

Limited government not sufficient

The cost of Katrina has reached at least $200 billion, and one of the biggest questions in Washington is how our government is going to pay for it. It's not yet known how many lives were lost in New Orleans and Mississippi - not that the loss can be measured in dollars anyway.

Interest in virtual worlds increasing

During a Sept. 22 politics forum, William Ball, chair of the political science department, lectured on virtual worlds, a social phenomenon that has been around for years, but has recently shown an increase in growth and public interest. An example of one of these virtual worlds is "Second Life.

Students voice concerns about Sodexho, escapees

At its meeting last week, Student Government Association (SGA) members discussed how the organization is addressing the College's recent contract renewal with its food service provider, Sodexho Dining Services. Annelise Catanzaro, SGA executive president, and Jasmine Charl?n, SGA vice president, said they met with Toni Pusak, assistant director of auxiliary services, to voice concern with the lack of student involvement in the contract renewal process.

DeGraw show not guaranteed

When the Student Finance Board (SFB) approved the College Union Board's (CUB) bid to bring musical artist Gavin DeGraw to the College, students believed they had a fall concert to look forward to. What the College community did not realize is that there is no guarantee as of now, that the concert will happen.

News Briefs

Gang initiation rumor spreads An urban myth about gang initiations involving the murder of innocent drivers has had resurgence this year, as e-mails are circulating with the claim that the gang known as the Bloods has a special, countrywide initiation this month.

Cop Shop

On Friday Sept. 22 at 2:10 a.m., a male student contacted Campus Police to report a threat. The student told officers that a white male threatened him and then left the scene. The student said that earlier in the evening he observed a loud group in the hallway on the 8th floor of Wolfe Hall.

Whitman Symposium brings scholarly, artistic discussion

Last weekend, the College hosted a symposium celebrating the combined sesquicentennial of the College and Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The following are Signal reporters' accounts of several of the events. Opening Reception, September 22 The College and Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" are both imaginative, American and democratic, College President R.

College awarded $3.3 million grant

The College's Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology received a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct a three-year study on various ways to improve recruitment, retention and preparation for math and science teachers in troubled districts.

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