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Vol. CXXX11, Issue 1. February 7, 2012

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  • T h e O f f i c i a l S t u d e n t N e w s p a p e r O f B r o o k d a l e C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e

    Vol. CXXXII, Issue 1 February 7, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Brookdale Emergency Text Service..............Page 2 Brookdale Rebuilds.......................Page 3 Healthy Ways To Beat College Stress...........Page4 Local Music Scene..........................Page 5 BCC Sports Wrap-Up..............................................Page 7 American Hero Murdered............Page 8

    Tow Truck Driver Indicted In Death Of BCC Student

    By Joe Malanaphy According to a press release issued by the Mon-mouth County Prosecu-tors Office on Monday Jan. 28, Dexter Jeanty, 23, of Brooklyn was indicted by a grand jury and charged with second-degree Leav-ing the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death in connection with the death of 26-year-old Mary Macaluso, of Ke-ansburg, Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Macaluso, a BCC stu-dent, was on a date at the Deko Lounge in Sayreville the night prior to her body being discovered along the

    northbound lanes of Route 18 in Ocean Township along the side of the high-way by an off-duty police officer. The vehicle that Macalu-so and her date had been

    traveling in became dis-abled , which led them to make arrangements for the vehicle to be recovered. Jeanty, the tow truck driver, arrived at Deko and had agreed to transport

    Macaluso, her date, and the vehicle to her dates Wall residence. Jeanty dropped off Ma-calusos date as agreed upon and from that point on, in-vestigators determined that somehow Macaluso became separated from the cab of the tow truck en route to her home in Keansburg. The Middlesex County Medical Examiners Of-fice determined the cause of death was blunt force injuries, including radiating skull fractures to the back of the head. As a result of the investi-gation, Jeanty was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident

    on Oct. 11, 2011. If convicted, Jeanty faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in a New Jersey State Prison.

    Black History Month 2013

    By Daniel Natale

    Online dating has recently become one of the most popular forms of finding love because of the freedom it offers users to find ideal partners from around the world. By list-ing their personality traits, love-seekers could poten-tially find the perfect mate based on what their online profile says. Howev-er, with great power comes great potential for rape/homicides. TV shows like Catfish show that you never know whos on the other end of the computer screen.

    How do you stay safe, and what are good reasons to date online? Sgt. Chris Morgan, of the Brookdale police depart-ment offered a few safe-dating tips even though hes been off the dating scene due to marriage. Common sense should prevail, said Morgan. You dont know who youre talk-ing to. Dont give away per-sonal information such as addresses, or phone num-bers that can be tracked easily. Obviously make sure you meet

    See Caution Page 6

    Above: Mary Macaluso, of Keansburg, is pictured here at BCC.

    Above: Dexter Jeanty, 23, of Brooklyn, was indicted by a grand jury on Jan. 28.

    Always Be Wary When Choosing A Mate Online

    BCC Launches Black History Month With Professor Griff Of Public Enemy

    By Joe Malanaphy

    Black History Month kicked off at BCC on Thursday Jan. 31, with a special guest lecture in the SLC by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Professor Griff of Public Enemy. Griff greeted the audi-ence and had everyone stand up and introduce themselves to a stranger before beginning his lecture about the struggles and hardships as a black person in early America. Griff also spoke about leaders of the black community who have transcended color barriers, such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks,

    and Jackie Robinson. Griff even gave a nod to hip-hop legends such as Tupac Shakur, Notorious BIG, and his own group Public Enemy. Each one, teach three. Thats an axiom we have coming out of Africa, said

    Griff. If you can just open your heart and mind, and take away one thing to share with three other people, Id really appreciate that, he said. See Griff Page 6

  • 2T h e S t u d e n t N e w s p a p e r o f B r o o k d a l e C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e

    February 7, 2012

    The StallEditor In Chief

    Joe MalanaphyAssistant Editor

    Daniel Natale

    Writers/PhotographersMiranda Bonamo

    Chris CegleckiKyle Fulton

    Robyn KarabinJenna MurphyElicia PhillipsDaniel Soden

    Brookdale Athletics StaffFaculty Adviser

    Debbie Mura

    By Miranda Bonamo Due to catastrophic events such as Hurricane Sandy, Brookdale Commu-nity College offers an emer-gency text message service free to not only students and faculty members, but parents as well. The emergency text service provides texts announcing Brookdale closings, re-openings, and delays. The service is ac-cessible directly through the Brookdale website and creates a fast and easy way to stay up-to-date on the latest inclement weather announcements. The emergency text system is great. During the snowstorm after Sandy, I

    didnt have to wake up at six for my early classes, said 21-year-old Chris Ceglecki, a journalism major from Freehold. I havent signed up for it yet, but I was about to. I dont wanna show up to school like an idiot if its closed, said 19-year-old Robyn Karabin, a journal-ism major from Wall. At any time, anyone wishing to opt-in to this service may choose to do so by clicking the link on the Brookdale homepage. With this service, theres no need to be left in the dark about any school closings or delays.

    BCC Now Offers Emergency Text Service

    By Robyn Karabin Since 2011, Brookdale Community College has been committed to keeping the campus tobacco free, creating a healthier envi-ronment for all. To help students abide by the smoking regulations, on Feb. 8, Eileen Strong of Strong Incentives will

    present Stop Smoking with Hypnosis. Strong is a motivational speaker who is also triple trained in Forensic-Police Hypnosis; Entertainment Hypnosis & Clinical-therapeutic Hypnosis and holds a degree in psychol-ogy from San Diego Mesa College and University of

    Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The event will be held in the Student Life Center At-lantic room and is free and open to all. To register call 732-224-2106. For more in-formation you can contact the student health center at 732-224-2106 or email cfor-man@brookdalecc.edu

    Next Issue: Black History Month continues with a feature on Khalid el-Hakim

    By Miranda Bonamo Professor Michael Broek will be the star of this months Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Navesink III room of the Student Life Center. Broek will be reading pieces of his play The Logic of Yoo in addition to teach-

    ing all the tips and tricks on improving writing skills and what it takes to become a better writer. Admission is free to all. For more information call Student Life and Activi-ties at 732-224-2500.

    Visiting Writers Series Returns To BCC On Feb. 13

  • February 7, 2012 3

    T h e S t u d e n t N e w s p a p e r o f B r o o k d a l e C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e

    By Chris Ceglecki Do you want to enjoy dinner and dessert while listening to live music by the band The Perfect Gentlemen and having a night of fun afterward? On Feb. 14, iPlay Amer-ica will be offering a Val-entines Day Package called Share the Love. Included in this package are two $25 iPlay game cards, a $20 gift card to the City Square Bar and Grille and two frozen yogurt creations up to $10. Share the Love is a package valued close to $80; how-ever, couples interested in

    attending will receive the package at $49.95. I would go because iPlay is a fun place to en-joy a night out with your boyfriend or girlfriend. It would be a fun date night, said Bianca Averbach, a 21-year-old, third-semester nursing major from Free-hold. In addition to the pack-age, people will have the opportunity to join the couples skee-ball tourna-ment, which is being held the same night. Also, if you are one of the first 25 couples to order tickets,

    you have the chance to share your very own special Valentines Day message to your loved one. iPlay America is an indoor theme park that includes rides, shops, a restaurant and all of your favorite arcade games. iPlay is open to people of all ages and can be located at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold. For additional informa-tion you may visit their website at http://www.iplay-america.com or by calling 732-577-8200.

    Struggling After Sandy? BCC Students Can Get Help

    Playing Around Can Be A Good Thing This Valentines Day

    Brookdale CaresBrookdale Cares Restore the Restore the

    Jersey Jersey

    Shore!Shore!

    Spring FRIDAYS of SERVICEHurricane Sandy Recovery Sponsored by The Center for Experiential Learning & Career Services

    and Student Life & Activities

    To sign up or for more information, visit www.brookdale.com/dayofservice

    Friday, February 8th-

    Monmouth County

    SPCA

    Friday, March 8th-Sea Bright Dune Grass Replenishment

    Friday, April 19th-

    Coastal Habitat for Humanity

    All trips depart from SLC 101 @ 10:00am

    Lunch is provided!

    By Kyle Fulton

    Hurricane Sandy left an impact on the minds and hearts of New Jersey residents. College students struggling with the storms aftermath are dealing with balancing personal lives with academic careers, i