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    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

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    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

    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

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    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 or by calling 732-577-8200.

    Struggling After Sandy? BCC Students Can Get Help

    Playing Around Can Be A Good Thing This Valentines Day

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    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, in addition to dealing with circumstances out of their control. Many have been set back and are still being impacted by being displaced, finan-cial hardships, job loss, and more. Brookdale Community College, however, offers support to those students who may be in need. Jordan, who was a psy-chology major at Brookdale and also a father of two girls, lost his home in Point Pleasant Boro, stating that we evacuated on Octo-ber 28th, 2012 and havent been back since. Well into Thanksgiving, Jordan and his family were still living in a motel and losing hope, just wanting to go home. Tanya Paschko ran the front desk of a motel in Seaside for three years and wrote on the BCC website, I no longer have a job, after Hurricane Sandy hit. She is still experiencing dif-ficulty such as her internet service going in and out. These are just two ex-ample of how Brookdale students have been directly affected by the storm. If

    others would like to share their photos and experi-ences regarding Hurricane Sandy, they are encouraged to email Acknowledging that some students have lost more personal items such as clothing and other prop-erty, Brookdales relief effort also provides assistance to those as well. With the help of staff, alumni, and fundraisers, the existence of programs such as the Brookdale Foundation and Brookdale Rebuilds, food has been do-nated, clothes and finances have been donated and are available for students in need. By filling out a form available online on the Brookdale Community College website, students are instructed to list their name, address, contact information, and how they were directly impacted by the storm. Students are also encouraged to specifically identify the areas in which they will need assistance. For further assistance, Brookdale provides contact information for organiza-tions such as the FEMA Assistance Line at 800-621-3362, Monmouth County Info Line at 732-303-2882, or JCP&L Outage Report Line at 888-544-4877.

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    A ColumnBy Elicia Phillips

    I need a cigarette! was the desperate wail of a student stomping through the lobby as she left a class last week. It was obvious that she upset as she punched a number in her cell phone and called someone com-plaining about how her professor was mean and she just needed to smoke as some form of release. See-ing this is what motivated me to write this article, and share with you, effective ways of dealing with stress while in college. It is simply an under-statement to say that col-lege is hard or difficult. In actuality, going to college is a career. As a student, you are responsible for at-tending classes, producing assignments and making a

    good impression on your peers, professor and future employers. Im going to share with you some useful tips that will keep you on top of your studies. It is very common when some people get stressed that they would eat. The freshman 15 is a very com-mon phrase to describe the fifteen pounds that most freshman students gain when they start their first semester of college. This weight gain is often attrib-uted to stress. One student reported to the stall that she gained 17 pounds in her first semester. I wasnt eat-ing the cafeteria food which is usually fattening, but I was eating a lot of junk while I did my assignments like Pringles and Cheetos. However these bad prac-tices can be substituted for healthier practices.

    Exercise is one of the healthiest ways of deal-ing with stress. According to the Worlds Toughest Trainer, Jillian Michaels, you can go one-on-one with the treadmill in the gym and leave all of your stress on the gym floor. Try it! What do you have to loose other than calories? A good workout after a stressful class or even exam will be therapeutic to your body. If you are strapped for cash and your trying to save a few dollars there is a solu-tion for that. Once youre a student at Brookdale, you can use your student ID to gain free access to the gym on campus. So dont hesi-tate, just do it! Another way to deal with stress is to write. For those of you who possess a green thumb in writing, an effective way of getting rid

    of any form of stress is to leave it on paper. After you have written it all on paper, you may find that read-ing your own words aloud to yourself may be quite humorous. This way of addressing stress can also improve your writing skills. One of my instructors said that when she was younger, she always fought with her brother. Whenever they ap-proached their mother with a situation, they were told to write each others side of the argument on paper. Surprisingly enough, their mother held on to those letters and years after gave them back to them. At pres-ent my instructor teaches English, who knows, per-haps this writing exercise contributed to her passion in teaching students how to write. Who knows where it will take you!

    All work and no play, have you ever heard that phrase? What does it mean for you? College will prove to be cumbersome espe-cially for full-time students and for students who work as well. There is nothing healthy about being buried in assignments and still having to work to pay your bills without taking a break. Try to set one day aside where you do something for yourself such as going to the movies, spending time with families and friends or doing something you always wanted to do. Tak-ing this temporary break will refresh your mind. It makes you feel better and enables you to more effec-tively handle the challenges of life. So remember these tips as you navigate through yet another semester. Good Luck!

    Gun Violence Discussion Today In MAN 103

    By Joe Malanaphy It seems as though every time we turn on the news these days, we are faced with a new shooting death almost on the daily. With gun violence rap-idly becoming more of an issue in our country, many people are left with both

    questions and fears. If you are one of these people, be sure to attend Gun Violence in America, a discussion being presented by the History and Political Science Club from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. today in MAN 103. All are welcome to attend.

    Healthy Ways To Beat College Stress

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    Local Music on The RiseBy Jenna Murphy

    Alex Costantino, sec-ond-year Brookdale Com-munity College architecture major, is about to embark on the ride of his life. Costantino, along with his band, The Architects That Built Mars, are to begin recording their first full-length album in Spring 2013. Elements of the album, as described by Costantino, are said to be best explained by one word: madness. One may liken their sound to a mesh of The Chariot and Vampire Weekend. The Architects That Built Mars, or TATBM, is com-prised of four long-time best friends. Costantino expressed his feelings about the recording process and the many benefits of work-ing with those closest to you. Working on something that you and your best friends put so much into... it's incredible. As each piece is recorded, it's like, 'OK, that sounds great!' but when all of the pieces final-ly come together, it's great. Seeing the final product put together is the best feeling,

    said the 20-year-old. Costantino developed a deep passion for music while in elementaryschool. As he progressed, he began learning and play-ing bass and guitar. Today, he practices consistently and is sure to continue to hone his skills. Guitarist Costantino is accompanied by his closest comrades Thomas Louis (vocals and bass), Grayson Matera (guitar), and IanAnderson (drums). The quartet's most recent recordings can be found on the band's official site, However, one may won-

    der what fans can expect from the upcoming album. Fans can expect a lot of fuzzy, old-style, sixties-inspired guitar mixed with heavy, rhythmic, new-age drums, and smooth bass.Alex always nails the guitar. The reason I like being in this band is because it's an unexplainable mesh of sounds and we each play animportant role, said drum-mer, Ian Anderson. The constant, that all members insist upon is thelyrics. Vocalist and bassist Thomas Louis is responsible for writing such tunes that cause each band member to admit a similar sentiment: Thomas is really a great

    lyricist, said Costantino. If one of us has an idea, or a line we came up with, he'll take it and run with it. He comes up with some really awesome stuff and none of us know how he does it. It's great, because I'll sit with him and as he shows me what he has, I'll come up with the instrumental parts. We're a good team and we work one on one a lot. While the writing pro-cess may come easily to the young men, there is one immensely difficult aspect affecting the bands prog-ress: distance. Currently, Matera resides in Brooklyn but attends Hampshire College in Mas-sachusetts, thus leaving the band no choice but to commute in order to record guitar. Anderson, presently living in Maine, offers noother solution than to make the trip to track drums. Jersey-natives, born and raised, Costantino and Louis can complete the album out of their home-studio stationed in Asbury Park. Besides being engulfed in his musical creations, Costantino is also a full-time student. He is looking

    forward to graduating fromBrookdale in Spring 2013 and hopes to apply to Rutgers University within the near future in order to obtain his bachelor degree. The hard-worker is cur-rently employed at Clancy's Tavern in Neptune City,monopolizing any free time he may have. Costantino is eager to practice his time-management skills when life kicks into full gear.Between his duties, respon-sibilities, and passions, he hopes some relaxation time will make its way into his schedule. Those interested in the new album, titled Weird Woods, can anticipate its release in July 2013. Fans can also await an East Coast tour in the upcoming Fall and Winter months (2013). The Architects That Built Mars can be found and communicated with via Twitter (@TATBMBAND) and their blog, Upon its release, Weird Woods will be available for free stream-ing off of their official site (

    By Robyn Karabin Halogens, a band from Wall Township, is emerging onto the local music scene. After many shows at his-toric Asbury Park venues, along with the support of their growing fanbase, they decided to release their EP Cant You Fly?, which is free for listening and down-load at Halogens started out in early 2011 playing acous-tic covers at high school events, and have since popped out of the bubble and evolved into their own. When asked about the development of their music, the boys all decided they theyve matured from sim-

    ple guitar riffs and drums to a groove-punk sound. As well as instrumental development, the lyrics and meaning behind the songs are growing as well. Recently Ive been focusing more on writ-ing about growing up and

    transitions says lead singer and writer Zach Henry, a 19-year-old second-se-mester English major from Wall. Over break, they gained increased momentum play-ing a show at The Wonder-bar on Jan. 5 and another

    on Jan 12 at The Saint. Following the positive feed-back, they started record-ing, and on Jan 22 released Cant You Fly?, an EP con-sisting of 6 original songs. Along with their recent EP, they released a self-titled demo back in September,

    which is also free to listen and download at However, with all the members attending differ-ent colleges, the band does face some obstacles. The internet and phones help a lot for shar-ing new song ideas and our music, said guitarist Charlie Throckmorton. We are planning as many shows as we can for the summer, and hope-fully well be able to record newer songs, Henry said. To keep updated with new shows and releases you can like them on Facebook or follow @halogens_music on Twitter.

    Local Act Halogens Emerging Onto The Scene

    Architects Building Momentum With Local Audience

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    Caution From Page 1in a public place, and dont bring strangers to your house until you know the person well. As for online dating, Morgan says he has no clue what thats all about. He basically says that if it works for you, then thats just great. I totally get the fake profile thing, says Josh Harasty, a 21-year-old, fourth-semester, respiratory therapy major from Howell. Its easy to hide your true self. You can put what-ever info you want to make yourself more appealing. Harasty has a bit of expertise in the online dat-ing world after meeting his on and off girlfriend of five years on the massively multi-player-online-role-playing-game(mmorpg), The World of Warcraft. Based on Harastys ac-

    count of his relationship, he ran a textbook mmo-rpg pick up on this girl. It took me a year to ask for her number, he said. from there it progressed to talking every night, then to Skype, then to finally meet-ing in person. Although a vast distance separates themshe lives in UtahHarasty deeply values their relationship. When I first met her, it was probably the best feeling Ive felt in my life. It made up for all the grief weve felt along the way. Seeing her makes it all worth it. Harasty also understands how lucky he is to have not been duped. He says that his girlfriend was catfished on WOW. Before she met me, she met someone she thought was a guy that turned out to be a lesbian, said Harasty.

    Take Caution When Searching Online For Your Mate

    Griff From Page 1 Griff talked about the early days of Public Enemy, which was recently nomi-nated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We were doing com-munity work, and thats something that recording artists on Def Jam at the time werent used to doing, Griff said. He went on to talk about the tremendous struggles and adversity that black people have over-come from the early days of America up until the pres-ent day. Griff passed around an artifact called a manilla, which was once used to purchase black men, wom-en, and children for slavery. This could purchase an entire black family, he said. Griff continued his lecture talking about black leaders, such as Malcolm X, who have shaped black culture today and paved the way for other black men and women to succeed in America. The deeper essence of what Malcolm X gave us, a lot of us still have not expe-rienced, Griff said. After the lecture, Griff sat down for a Q&A with The Stall:

    SN-Do you ever see a world without racism, or will humans always find some-thing to hate about eacho-ther?

    PG- In my personal life when I envisioned the future, of course if I didnt have that view through the particular lense of Yes I do see a time where we could actually live in harmony, weve seen some animal species who have figured it out, we can see it on that level, so as humans Im sure we can figure it out. Hu-mans have figured out a lot of things.

    SN- Do you believe that mainstream media con-tributes to race issues, and dividing people with their own particular agendas?

    PG- I think so, but yet its been balanced out now being that the internet is so vast and available to every-one to the point where now we can go and do some research on our own. Before, it was just left up to those who could get to the library and had access to the library. Those that could do research, those that were writing the books, those that had the money to put movies together and influence minds. Now, theres writers, theres vid-eographers, theres people putting films together on small budgets that are actually giving them a run for their money and now that particular question is balancing itself out. They contributed to exacer-bating the tensions between black and white, but I think

    about the times we sat down and had conversa-tions and dialogue, and we could see the common ground. When we did the thing with Anthrax, we found that there is so much more that we had in common, which would break down the differences, and thats just through music.

    SN- How exciting is the Hall of Fame induction, and what does that mean to you?

    PG- Its really exciting. Peo-ple will say, does it come with a check? Im like nah man, its about the mere fact that my accomplishment of coming from the hood,, studying and knowing things, and speaking truth to power and having people recognize that like, my overall goal was to raise the consciousness level of the human family, and by them saying Were inducting you in, I said wow, I kinda did it. The consciousness has been raised.

    SN- Does Public Enemy have any plans for making any new music?

    PG- Oh yea, of course. Shortly after the Hall of Fame thing were getting right to work on the next project. We dont have a working title yet, but theres some songs we got in the can.

    P.E.s Professor Griff Lectures BCC Students In The SLC

    Professor Griff of Public Enemy speaks in the Navesink Rooms at BCC on Jan. 31.

    Audience members are shown here introduc-ing themselves to one another at the request of Professor Griff.

    Above: An artifact called a Manilla, which was actually used as a form of currency to purchase black slaves.

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    BCC Sports Wrap-Up

    By BCC Athletics Staff

    Women's tennis sopho-more Farrah Smoke was honored as Brookdale's Woman of the Year at the 21st annual New Jersey Association of Intercolle-giate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW) luncheon on Sunday, January 27, at Se-ton Hall University. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sent a proc-lamation officially declaring Sunday National Girls and Women in Sport Day. Each Garden State Atheltic Conference in-stitution school was given

    the opportunity to award a "Woman of the Year" based on academic and athletic accomplishments as well as community service and, as such, Smoke joined 16 other student-athletes from community colleges around the state. "Farrah exemplifies what this award is all about," stated Brookdale director of atheltics, Shawn Noel. "Not only a terrific athlete, Far-rah places heavy emphasis to succeed in her studies. Then, at the end of the day, she still has enough time to volunteer through various organizations. She truly

    does it all, and does it all exceptionally well." Smoke became Brook-dales first-ever first-flight singles National champion this year and was named the ITA Scholar-Athlete of the year for the high-est GPA of all National tournament competitors for maintaining a 4.0. She was also an NJCAA first-team All-American, the second consecutive year for the honor, having earned All-American in first-flight doubles in 2011.

    Farrah Smoke Named NAGWS Woman of the Year

    By BCC Athletics Staff

    Continuing its undefeat-ed campaign at 23-0, the Brookdale basketball team reached the No. 1 ranking on the Division III men's basketball poll for the third consecutive week. This is the second season

    the Blues have been ranked number one, the first year dating back to March 6th, 2012. The squad has now won 23 straight on the year, and has a home undefeated streak of 35 intact, dating back to the grand re-open-ing of the Robert J. Collins Arena on Jan. 4, 2011.

    BCC Mens Basketball No.1 In Standings

    By BCC Athletic Staff

    For the second time this season, a Jersey Blue has been tabbed Garden State Athletic Conference Mens Basketball Player of the Week. On January 28th, freshman David Rosado (Saddle River Day HS) was a monster from the floor as the road-warrior Jersey Blues continued their unde-feated streak, going 3-0 on the week. Thanks in part to Rosados 17.6 ppg aver-age, the top-ranked Blues remain undefeated against the Region XIX competi-tion. The rookie guard ex-ploded in the 93-55 win at Ocean, pouring in 24 points, including nine points from long range. He then followed up with

    a 16-point, eight-rebound performance at Gloucester and rounded out the week with 13 points in the 97-82 win at Middlesex. On January 14th Brook-dales Paul Little (Haw-thorne Christian HS) was named Garden State Athlet-ic Conference Mens Bas-ketball Player of the Week while colleague Jazmin Da-vis (Monmouth Regional) was named GSAC Womens Basketball Co-Player of the Week, her second such honor. Little led top-ranked Brookdale to another un-blemished week, averaging 17.33 points per game. Af-ter a 15-point performance in the 86-74 win over Manor, the 6-3 freshman had a career day at division I Baltimore City Communi-

    ty College, exploding for 20 points in the upset win. In the weeks finale at Howard, Little played all 40 minutes, and was as prolific as ever going 8-for-10 from the floor and scoring 17. Davis, who was previ-ously awarded Player of the Week honors on November 26th, had a banner day in the Blues first game against Manor, recording a triple double with 24 points, 19 rebounds and 10 steals. She followed that performance with a 22-point, 14-re-bound game in a losing effort at Baltimore City. In the weeks final game, Davis had eight points but pulled down 16 rebounds in the 61-48 win at Howard.

    Brookdale Athletes Named Player Of The Week

    Above: Jersey Blues Freshman David Rosado, who is averag-ing 17.7 ppg, was recently named Player of the Week.

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    By Daniel Soden There has been an ongoing dispute between residents of Point Pleasant Beach and bar owners of the popular Jersey Shore town, over how much responsibility said owners have to keep their patrons orderly after last call. This dispute had many Brook-dale Community College students worried that their summer spots might need to change this year.

    American Hero Gone Too Soon:Chris Kyle Dead At 38

    Point Pleasant Beach Night Spots MayNo Longer Be Subject To Cinderella Laws

    A ColumnBy Joe Malanaphy

    America lost a true hero on Feb. 2. Chris Kyle, 38, a former U.S. Navy Seal who served four tours in Iraq, and was known as the most lethal sniper in American military history, was shot to death at point-blank range while volunteering as a mentor for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Dis-order. Kyle leaves behind a wife and two children. Eddie Ray Routh, the troubled veteran who Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield (also murdered,) had taken to the Rough Creek Lodge for a therapy session, at some point for unknown reasons, lost mental stabil-ity and turned his weapon on Kyle and Littlefield, killing them both tragi-cally. Routh was taken into custody after leading police on a brief pursuit. Kyle served four tours in Iraq, including every major battle in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was such a menace on the battlefield while protecting his broth-ers, that the opposition had

    given him the nickname The Devil of Ramida, and even put a bounty on his head. Kyle served his country loyally and proudly, and continued to do so when he came home. After retiring from the SEALS in 2009, Kyle began mentoring other veterans coming home from the war, who often find themselves lost and with nobody to really un-derstand where their minds are at, or what they have been through and seen. Kyle died a REAL hero-PERIOD. He fought for his country and protected his brothers while overseas. Sadly, his passion for serving his country and fel-low comrades is ultimately what would end his life. I guess you can argue that the war is never really over even when these guys come home, and this is a prime example. For many of these veterans, the war is still go-ing on in their minds, and in a weird way, though hav-ing died in his home state of Texas, it was as if the war in Iraq had followed him home, relentless in its

    pursuit, and through the deranged actions of Eddie Ray Routh, the war finally caught up to him. The only thing sadder than learning of Kyles pass-ing is reading the com-ments attached to articles reporting his death. Some calling it Karma, or Live by the gun, die by the gun, and even He got what he deserved. War isnt pretty. That is why it is called a war, rather than a peaceful gathering. People die in a war, and its terrible and sad. You dont have to be trusting of your govts motives for war to have respect for the men being sent to fight it. What is ironic about the brutal hate comments being posted, is the mob-like mentality, almost like savages kicking a mans body as he lay dead. So, youre against the war, and violence, and killing, but can hardly contain yourself when it comes to express-ing the joy it brings you in hearing of Kyles death because he, as someone put it, got what he deserved. While its clear that

    violence is not a solution, and guns in the hands of the mentally ill is a grow-ing threat in our society, it is also clear after reading these despicable comments that we still need guns. We need guns because we have a nation filled with cowards. Give up the guns and well all be unwillingly speaking another language. Oddly enough, the rights of those he was protecting are the same faceless inter-net tough guys, who if put in situations Kyle survived, would have cowered in the fetal position and prob-ably urinated all over their Jockeys. For those whiny rats who want to demonize him for his service to this

    country, maybe you should consider aiming that hatred at the politicians who put him there in the first place. Im not for war, but I sure as hell support our troops and respect them for all the sacrifices they make. In an interview on the Opie and Anthony Show last year, Kyle said You dont have to agree with the war, I just get sent there. I dont have to agree with the politics. I signed up to serve the country. The country tells me what to do. So show some class and some damn respect once in a while for the men and women out there risking their lives everyday and without question--for you.

    Those students are in luck because it looks like the dispute has been laid to rest. Ironically many can thank Superstorm Sandy for speeding the process along. Jenkinsons Boardwalk may have finally persuaded Point Pleasant Beach to reach a deal with them to drop the proposed mid-night bar closing ordinance. In return, Jenkinsons will end their lawsuits against

    the town in addition to contributing up to $1 mil-lion dollars to help rebuild the boardwalk that was damaged during Sandy. Shawn Brown, a 22-year-old second-year liberal arts major from Howell is happy about the move. He had this to say about the news, Its a win-win for all parties. The bars wont have to lose any business and the township gets a decent amount of aid to help fix the boardwalk.

    Not to mention I wont have to take the long hike over to Seaside this summer. On Jan. 29, the council took the first step toward accomplishing the agree-ment with a 6-0 vote to repeal the midnight curfew. The final vote is sched-uled for Feb. 19. The news has many students happy that come summer time they can go back to their normal hangouts, without the worry of having to go

    home early while having fun. Kevin Lally, a 24-year-old automotive major from Manchester said, While Seaside has always been my main choice, this move wont rule out Point Pleas-ant for me this year like I thought it would. There is nothing worse than having to go home early on good night.