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March 2011

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

by Mark Breckles
March 18, 2011

Tweet, tweet. Much has been made about the role text messaging, tweeting, and Facebook played in the recent Egyptian uprising. CNN has done multiple stories on the subject. Watching them, you’d come to the conclusion this technology will usher in a period of uprisings by oppressed people all over the world. I regret disappointing you.

The Suffolk County Poet Laureate Comes to Dowling!

by James Wagner
March 18, 2011

For the last four semesters, the Spoken Word Poetry Club at Dowling has had a history for bringing in outside poets from the Long Island Poetry community for readings. On Feb 23rd, that tradition was continued with the current Suffolk County Poet Laureate, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan! The poet is the current Suffolk County Poetry Laureate, 2009–2011. She is the founder and president of The North Sea Poetry Scene and Editor of The Long Island Sounds Poetry Anthology. Her book Let Me Tell You Something was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

A Night in Transylvania

by Melissa Theodorakatos
March 18, 2011

The Dowling College GSA kicked off the spring semester on February 3rd with their Rocky Horror Picture Show event. Club member, Jim Rhodes, hosted the event in a full costume to help set the mood for the cult-oriented movie night. The club provided attendees with a family style meal followed closely by a traditional Rocky Horror theatric night.

Celebrating with Kappa Delta Pi

by Peter Rice
March 18, 2011

Founded March 8, 1911 by Dr. William Bagley at the University of Illinois, Kappa Delta Pi, an international Honor Society in Education, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. From the moment of its creation, this honor society sought to achieve excellence in education while promoting partnerships between dedicated teachers. Kappa Delta Pi – representing knowledge, duty, and power – has pioneered the world of learning as its chapters stretch out around the world.

Valentines That Celebrate All Love

by Melissa Theodorakatos
March 18, 2011

The GSA celebrated Valentine’s Day this year by hosting a create-your-own Valentine event for the Dowling Community. On February 10th, a table filled with a wide assortment of craft items was set up near the entrance of Racanelli. Colored paper, scrapbooking designs, stickers, glue, glitter pens, markers, and other items were scattered around to make for a youthful, fun craft table. Anyone who took part in the event was given the option of creating a donation Valentine which would be sent to troops fighting for America overseas.

Gleetastik Tuesdays at Dowling

by Melissa Theodorakatos
March 18, 2011

The GSA, Drama Club, and Music Club will gather together to host their very own Glee nights every other Tuesday throughout the spring semester. On February 8th, Gleektastic Tuesdays hosted a decent sized group of students in the Lion’s Den where they watched the extremely popular show.

Grace and Peace

by Ashton Bell
March 18, 2011

My name is Ashton Bell, and I am the President of an exciting club here at Dowling College, True Life Ministries. We believe in the basic Christian fundamentals; however, we are more than happy to have members of other religious backgrounds join the club and participate in our thrilling events.

The Drama Club

by Alyssa Copeland
March 18, 2011

After a great fall semester filled with good times, productive meetings, and great campus events, the Drama Club is ready to start its spring semester. March will be quiet, but only in order to plan the great things happening in April; one such event will be Performing Arts Night and will be held on April 14th. P.A.N. is in its second year, after a wonderful start in spring 2010.

Catastrophes Strenthen Bonds Between Australia and New Zealand

by Willian Blyndenburgh
March 18, 2011

New Zealand and Australia plan to create a joint crisis center, Greg Ansley from the New Zealand Herald reports. New Zealand’s HMNZS Canterbury, commissioned in 2007, will be the focal point of this undertaking. Australia and New Zealand have historically looked to each other in times of need. The two nations’ Prime Ministers, John Key (NZ) and Julia Gillard (Aus) have published an article together stressing how the futures of both countries are intertwined.

The Eye of Rah Still Watches: The Egyptian Revolution

by Peter Rice
March 18, 2011

The germ of democracy is alive and well as a wave of justice and empowerment ripples through the Arab world and beyond. Though the objectives of protesters may differ, the aim remains the same: end the reign of oppressive rulers. Throwing a stone into the still sea of oppression, the youth of Egypt have seemingly awoken people who dare change the world. The changes that will ultimately come out of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 are still undetermined, but it is certainly a start towards a more free world.

Flouride in Our Drinking Water

by Melissa Vasiliades
March 18, 2011

Federal officials announced recently that the fluoride levels in the U.S. water supply should be limited because the additive is damaging children’s teeth; they are acknowledging the first restrictions in over 50 years of public water supply. According to a Bloomberg.com article written by authors Cortez and Wayne, the Department of Health and Human Services explains how drinking water should contain the lowest amount of the mineral, while the Environmental Protection Agency reviews the maximum level allowable.

The Cost of Global Warming

by Stephen Sullivan
March 16, 2011

Recent studies by global food experts suggest that the effects of climate change may extend to the prices of agriculture, and therefore food prices. It is projected that there will be an increase of nearly 12 degrees F by the year 2050, which may lead to significant problems for farmers. The drastic rise in food prices (with some estimates projecting an increase of 100% in the price of corn) would be the result of a decrease in productivity and increase in demand.

Animation: Past and Present

by Melissa Theodorakatos
March 16, 2011

The invention of animation exposed artists with an opportunity to capture motion and time in a creative and innovative manner. The oldest animations may have only captured a small amount of time or created simplistic designs, but they formulated the groundwork for the animation we see in our present day. Some of the oldest techniques used for animation were time consuming and over-complicated, but each had their own impact on animation history.

3DS and NGP

by Stephen Sullivan
March 16, 2011

Nintendo is set to release its new handheld gaming console, the 3DS, on March 27th. The system is the successor to the current DS line, which has proven to be a commercial hit. The 3DS was officially unveiled at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, and was fully detailed in January of this year. The price tag has been set at $249.99, with several games available at launch like Super Street Fighter IV, Nintendogs + Cats and Pilotwings Resort. Other key games, like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and new entries in many of Nintendo’s biggest franchises will launch within the first year of the system’s life. Third-party series like Metal Gear and Assassin’s Creed will be available in the future.

Verizon iPhone

by Stephen Sullivan
March 16, 2011

Cell phone provider Verizon Wireless has announced that the massively-popular iPhone is available on their network, after months of rumors and speculation. The device was previously restricted to AT&T customers due to an exclusivity deal that was in place at the launch of the phone. A CDMA version of the phone means compatibility with Verizon’s network, with little differences to its AT&T counterpart. Since the technology behind the device is different, talking on the phone and using data is not possible.

Autism: Dispelling the Myths and Portraying the Truths

by Eric Shyman
March 16, 2011

There is little question that both scientific and social interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is increasing. Seldom does even one week pass without a news story, a newspaper article, a magazine piece, or a character portrayal on television or in movies involving autism. This can be bittersweet for those directly involved or affected by ASD. With increased awareness come the benefits of exposure, focus, attention, and interest. However, there also comes an opportunity for an influx of invalid, inaccurate, and unfounded information producing either quixotic stories of hope or charlatans offering a gamut of treatments

Professor Interview: Susanne Bleiberg Seperson

by Ramona Sav Nolan
March 16, 2011

Susanne Bleiberg-Seperson is a professor of Sociology at Dowling College. The following interview will give its readers an insight into Dr. Bleiberg Seperson’s interests and life experiences.

Time Telling Tale

by Caroline Galeotafiore
March 16, 2011

These sleepless nights greet me
With a certain familiarity.
This open window offers a breeze
Of cleanliness and clarity. Maybe I’m too afraid to dream
Because I’m so accustomed to this nightmare.

Waiting To Be Carried Away

by James Browning
March 16, 2011

On the gentle breeze float familiar voices
Of those who have passed, of a time long lost,
The echo of the distant chimes; their signal to the world,
Their call to me.

My Buddy

by Peter Rice
March 16, 2011

Once upon a spring day,
I traveled far and wide
In hopes of finding a friend
To travel with side by side.

Student Spotlight: James Browning

by Dana Basile
March 16, 2011

Thousands of students have walked the hallways of Dowling College. Some we see intermittently between classes, others we sit next to for four years and forget their name in the years after graduation. We form short term friendships with some students and others we befriend for life. However, very few students can leave their mark on a college and its students as James Browning has.

Northlanders

by Mark Breckles
March 16, 2011

Sick of capes? X-ray vision? Spandex? There’s none of that in Northlanders. Written by Brian Wood and published by adult-themed publisher, Vertigo, an imprint of comic-giant DC, Northlanders is a consistently solid comic. Written in various unconnected arcs, Northlanders concerns Vikings from all parts of Northern-Europe during the Viking Age.

Born This Way

by Stephen Sullivan
March 16, 2011

International pop singer Lady Gaga has released the lead single Born This Way from her upcoming album with the same name. The title track was originally intended to be released on February 13, 2011 but was pushed up two days to Friday, February 11th. The song was written solely by Lady Gaga and produced by her, Fernando Garibay, and DJ White Shadow.

Iron and Wine: Kiss Each Other Clean

by Brandon Adams
March 16, 2011

After four years in the making, the musical icon Sam Beam, otherwise known as Iron and Wine, has graced his flourishing fan base with another album. Sam Beam’s rise to fame came from his devotion to touring, headlining a countless number of worldwide tours, as well as being featured in some high-end movies such as Garden State, In Good Company, and even The Twilight Saga. With three EPs and four studio albums previously released, Beam has ventured into some diverse styles of music, but none like his newest release: Kiss Each Other Clean.

Water for Elephants

by Dana Basile
March 16, 2011

In her third novel, Sara Gruen outdoes herself and many of her colleagues with this beautiful period piece about the circus in the 1920s. The main character, Jacob Jankowski, is a young man who has just suffered a great tragedy in his last year of college. With only a few tests between him and his veterinary degree, he loses everything and finds himself one night walking around his sleeping town when a freight train runs through. In an act of chance, he jumps on the train and finds himself a new life in the world of circuses.

Party Like It’s Your 21st Birthday

by Arianna Johnson
March 16, 2011

Yes, I am turning twenty-one this month! So what should I write about? The obvious choice would be cocktails, but, instead, I decided to share my favorite meal with you. Everyone has that one comfort food that makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and, once you put it in your mouth, you feel like you’re floating on a cloud….There are also some foods I like to call “bucket-meals”: just like people have bucket-lists, I propose they have bucket-meals (the last thing you’d want to eat before you die).

Towering Below the Rim

by Alysha Abrams
March 16, 2011

What makes a star athlete? A six-foot-six mountain of muscle? Perhaps. How about a four-foot-two determined powerhouse? Definitely! The New York Towers is just that, a championship star-filled basketball team of powerful Little People athletes. They are not kids, they are not a joke – they are intelligent, determined basketball players who teach a valuable lesson.

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