Alright all you Twilight Saga fans! It's time to talk about the final movie! If you're like me, someone who read all the books and went to see the first movie when it came out...then you we're probably very disappointed. We don't have to be professional movie critics to know that the first movie wasn't the greatest. Anywho, as the next movies came out, each one better than the last, I still was disappointed that I still liked the books better. My goal, when seeing movies that are adapted from books, is to find that the movie is so much better...unfortunately, this happens once in a blue moon, but you get my point.
So, last night, I went to one of the opening night showings. I tried to stay optimistic, and I was excited. I went with a few friends, and yes we were those movie geeks that made t-shirts. Don't judge! Anyways, I went in with hopes that, since the book was so detailed in every sentence, that the movie makers, having SO much to work with, would make me happy.
Every year, near the end of October, there is the New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) held in the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. This is when a number of High School Marching Bands and Color Guards compete to win The Governor's Cup (the trophy!!). Not only do they compete, but a few others perform as well. For example, the Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB), which I am a member of the Color Guard, also performs at the very end of the night.
Anywho, this year, as well as the last two years, a few other LMC students and myself are performing at this event. I'm sure there are a few of you out there that even participated in high school as well! I did! (Shout out to Mohonasen!)
These championship competitions are so exciting! They start at 8 a.m. and go to about 10:30 p.m. Long day, but it's a day filled with wonderful and exciting shows and performances that include numerous members who have worked extremely hard to get to where they are, and to prepare their show for this day. Hundreds of people come from all over NY to compete, perform, and watch all the participating groups throughout the day!
There are different classes of each school's Marching Band. The classes include Small School 3 (SS3), Small School 2 (SS2), Small School 1 (SS1), Large School 3 (LS3), Large School 2 (LG2), and National. Each band's show has a different theme or story that it portrays to the audience as well as the judges who score the performances. It's nice to watch all the themes and concepts being portrayed as each band performs.
Since you are no longer a student at LMC, are you still going to school?: I am! I'm currently studying for my Master's at SU.
Awesome! What are you studying?: Social Work.
So how long were you a RA, and how long have you been a RD?: I was a RA for 3 years, and this is my 3rd year being a RD.
Nice! And where are you a RD now?: Mitchell, the Townhouses, and The Heights.
Cool! So, What's your favorite thing about LMC?: The people! They're so welcoming and nice!
So, let me guess what you're favorite thing about working for LMC is...?: Ha, you got it! The people, of course! They really are great! That's why I've been here for 7 years!
Haha, I gotcha! What's the most challenging thing you face while working here?: Umm...balancing work, school, and my internship.
Oh, an internship? Where and what for?: I'm interning as a Counseling Intern at Cortland State.
Awesome! So, we all know you're really involved with the Breast Cancer Walks, tell us about it!: Well, for the past 5 years, I've been in charge of the Making Strides Walk, but this year one of my RAs is doing it! So, this year I'm in charge of the Run For Their Life Walk!
Where did you graduate from?: I got my undergrad and first Master’s from Morgan State University and I also got certified as an Audio Engineer at Sheffield State University.
What were your previous jobs before you started working at LMC?: I worked in Radio after college in Baltimore for WEAA. (Which he was featured in gavin Magazine in March 2001) I was also a program director, and taught at Delaware State University, Morgan State University, and Claflion State University.
Tell us more about yourself: I’ve been in the music industry for many years as an Audio Engineer, Producer, Publisher, and Business Owner. I have a wife of 3 years, and a baby on the way!
YAY! That’s so exciting! Congratulations! Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl?: No, my wife and I want to be surprised!
Surprises are fun! So, how long have you been teaching at LMC?: 3 years.
Besides teaching classes, what else are you involved with on campus?: I’m the faculty moderator for WLMU (Le Moyne Radio) and LCTV (Le Moyne TV).
What are some other fun facts about yourself?: I like to spend time with family and friends. I’m currently a student at SU studying for my M.B.A while majoring in Marketing. I will be graduating in the spring of 2013.
What was your dream job growing up?: I would love to do cartoon voice over’s. It’s still a dream job of mine.
If you could stop everything and go anywhere, where and why?: Hmm…I would go to South Africa to dive off the coast and swim with the great white sharks!
Incoming Freshmen and returning students welcomed new renovations, as they walked into the La Casse Dining Center they enter a spacious and new marble floor. An endless variety of foods have been added to the menu starting from the ever so popular Stir Fry section to Magellans which cover a different cuisine every week. The new cafe is an amazing addition to Le Moyne's growing renovations!
In case you haven't seen the totaled car on campus here it is! Every year, RHA displays a totaled vehicle in front of the student center to represent the damage drunk driving can cause. It's never okay to drink and drive or let your friends drink and drive, so please be safe Dolphins!
Be sure to check out the events going on around campus for Alcohol Awareness Week
Did you know that in the United States, rape occurs every 60 seconds and mugging occurs every 51 seconds? The majority of the victims of these misfortunes lacked knowledge of self-defense.
Self-defense is more than just a karate kick to the groin or a jab in the eyes of an attacker. Self-defense is doing everything you can to avoid a fight with someone who attacks or threatens you. I know this might sound a bit cliché, but it's about using your smarts, not your fists.
Le Moyne College is not a closed campus, which allows anyone in to just walk on our campus. Many precautions have been taken in order to avoid this to happen to anyone on our campus, but althoughyou may think it won’t happen to you, it can!
According to The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year. In a survey done by the center, 232,960 women in the United States were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006. Half of this number includes crimes that were not reported and still all together, that's more than 600 women every day. The majority of the victims of these are young women but it can happen to anyone! Mostly women around the ages of 20-24 are at great risk of domestic violence. The Justice Department estimates that 1 in 5 women will experience rape or
attempted rape during their college years, and that less than 5% of those rapes will be reported.
There is not any right or wrong way on how to defend yourself. Once in the situation, panic strikes, and causes many not know what to do. So, here are 5 helpful tips to keep in mind:
1. Awareness: Awareness of yourself, of your surroundings, and your potential attacker's likely strategies.