E-town Men’s Soccer And Their Goal To A National Championship

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Just five days after they won their first Landmark championship by defeating Catholic one to nothing at home, the Blue Jays are headed to Cortland, New York to face the Williams College EEFS in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

“The championship was fun, after going to the finals the last four years and finally being able to get over the hump to win it, definitely felt good. The team and I, we feel good about the first game. Williams is going to be a tough matchup, but we’re a good team too, so I think it’s going to be a good game. I think we’re going to be able to get by them in the first round,” Tyler Colasanto said.

Sophomore Clark Williamson scored his first career goal off of this corner kick in the 63rd minute to seal the victory for Elizabethtown.

Head coach Skip Roderick has his unit more than ready for the first round on Saturday. The Jays have not allowed multiple goals to an opponent in over two months, which has the team feeling more than confident to win a national championship.

I think we just have to keep playing the way we have been playing. We haven’t lost in 12 to 13 games. We came in really hot, we haven’t given up a goal in a long time, and we’ve been playing really well. We feel pretty confident that there’s not many teams out there that can beat us right now.” Andrew McGowan said.

This poster of soccer balls represents the appearances the Jays have made in the national tournament. 33 out of the 34 soccer balls are highlighted in blue. The one that’s highlighted in white, is the 1989 season where the Jays won their first national championship. Now while they will have a soccer ball for 2018, much like 1989, they hope to have those numbers in white as well. Reporting live from the soccer field at Elizabethtown College, I’m Anthony Carter, wetown.org

No Vape November

Student Wellness created an interactive table in Brossman Commons where students could learn about substance abuse on campus, learn about its impact at school and even play games with others.

In Brossman Commons, Student Wellness created a table called “No Vape November.” Students could stop by and collect Student Wellness goodies, such as sticky notes and SmartPocket phone accessories.

“So this is ‘No Vape November.’ In the past we’ve been called ‘Cold Turkey’ and we mostly focused on tobacco, but this year we are focusing more on vaping and e-cigarettes,” said Missy Ziegler, Student Wellness Ambassador.

In addition to learning about substance abuse, there was a target set up where students could land magnetic feathers on a turkey in spirit of the holiday season.

“I think it’s great that Student Wellness is raising awareness towards vaping because it is a concern right now because it effect a lot of the behavior of students and the people around them,” Mikenna Lehane, an Elizabethtown College senior, mentioned during the event.

Student Wellness Ambassadors stationed behind the table quizzed students of their substance abuse knowledge. When finished, students could choose to throw more magnetic darts at the turkey.

Students who stopped by also had the opportunity to fill in a Student Wellness hand where they could put to paper their thoughts on vaping and substance abuse on campus.

“With the increased popularity of e-cigarettes, Student Wellness has created a table in the BSC where you can learn about substance abuse and how it can affect academics and student life,” said Justin Shurr, Wetown.org.

In Elizabethtown, Justin Shurr, Wetown.org.

Elizabethtown College Intramurals

 

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Tonight marked the beginning of the winter intramural season here at Elizabethtown college with basketball.

Thompson gymnasium was filled with athletes of all skill levels, staying active and having fun.

Intramurals also give varsity athletes the opportunity to play sports they may not be as familiar with in a more laid-back environment.

“I really like playing intramurals because they’re just so much fun. I get to show people why I’m so good at basketball. It’s just the best time of my life. I love it,” said first-year student, Wes Mills.

Here at Elizabethtown College, intramurals is more than just a sport for some athletes.

“Intramurals is fun, you know it’s a great time to make friends and compete at the same time. I enjoyed it my four years playing here. I’ve done basketball, football, I’ve just done everything … I really enjoyed my time playing with everyone, making new friends and stuff like that,” said senior Anthony Carter.

Elizabethtown college reports that over 40% of students take part in intramurals.

Intramurals also offer the opportunity to make some money, with jobs available such as referee, clock operator, and scorekeeper.

For more info, email intramurals@etown.edu or visit the HUB in the BSC.

In Elizabethtown, Andy Clark, Wetown.org.

Arts & the Armistice

Elizabethtown College sponsored a memorial event the weekend of Veterans’ Day, featuring a poster exhibition and a live performance to commemorate veterans’ memories. The exhibition features images of women in World War One, as depicted by wartime posters.

The performance and the exhibition were created in conjunction to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the armistice that ended World War One, on November 11th, 1918.

The performance occurred on the night of the anniversary, Sunday, November 11th. It featured music and poetry written during World War One. Both students and faculty were involved in varying capacities.  Sophomore music major Sarah Peppe spoke to us about her involvement in the program.

“I’m playing a piece called “The Lark Ascending” by Ralph Von Williams,” she said, “And I’m playing it on violin. It has ties to World War One. He wrote it before being drafted into World War One, and completed it when he came back.”

Participants were deeply affected by their exposure to the work of veterans and their families, even without a personal connection to the war.

“It was a really amazing experience, just being able to read someone else’s words and kind of put my own emotions into them,” said Abigail Spessard, a junior who read two of Charlotte Mew’s poems for the program. “And I think that this opportunity, while I may not have a very close personal connection to it, I do know a lot of people that do, so it’s kind of like, my feelings mixed with theirs.”

In Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Margaret Boccella, Wetown.org.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: An American Cultural Icon

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Elizabethtown College is celebrating the works of a beloved Beat artist in their newest exhibition.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a Beat-generation poet, artist, and publicist has had a career spanning nearly 80 years. Ferlinghetti’s most notable works are his collection of poems, “A Coney Island of the Mind,” which has sold over one million copies, and his publication of the poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsburg.

Exhibition curator, Professor Milt Friedly, spoke about the influence of Ferlinghetti’s poetry on America.

Professor Milt Friedly: “I think of the biggest influences is that he wrote poetry that was understandable, for one thing.

It was very direct so that anyone could pick it up. You didn’t have to be a scholar, you didn’t have to know a lot about poetry or writing, but you could pick it up and relate to it.

And it was about American culture, but the work was also very universal.”

In addition to the exhibit, Elizabethtown College also sponsored a showing of the documentary “Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder” by filmmaker Christopher Felver and reading of Ferlinghetti’s poetry in the Bower’s Writers House.

Felver attended the movie viewing and spoke of his long-time friendship with Ferlinghetti, even receiving a call from the 99-year-old poet.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (over the phone): “He’s been working on that film for many, many years.”

The exhibit will be in Lyet gallery until November 18th and is sponsored by George Krevsky, ’62, Professor Milt Friedly and Professor Jesse Waters. In Elizabethtown, I’m Kenyon Tarquinio, wetown.org.

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Citizen Journalism