Cross country competes against Division I schools, looks to continue success in N.J. and Buffalo

Geneseo cross country continued their successful season on Saturday Oct. 5 traveling to run at the Lehigh Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Penn., as well as the Houghton Highlander Invitational in Houghton, N.Y. The women’s squad placed a runner in first place in both races, as senior Genny Corcoran and senior Molly Byrne left everyone in the dust behind them. The men’s group performed well but didn’t have a runner place first in either race.

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Sports Editorial: Ohio State football experience unmatched, fans come together to cheer on the Buckeyes

“Hey Herbstreit, O-H!” screamed the packed “Block O North” student section, hoping to gain the attention of former Buckeye quarterback and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, located more than 200 rows away in Ohio Stadium’s press box. Surprisingly enough, the former Buckeye heard the cheer and responded, as one does, by miming the customary “I-O” response with his arms above his head. This story, and Saturday’s wider Ohio State game experience, is representative of one of the nation’s most ravenous student fanbases, as well as the entire state, and even national community, that supports them. Ohio State football games are some of the most electric sporting events of the year and, in preparation for the upcoming hockey season, maybe the Geneseo community can take some notes.

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Women’s soccer picks up victories against Potsdam Plattsburgh, hopes to keep momentum

Women’s soccer continues its impressive start this year as they sit atop the SUNYAC standings and have found themselves ranked 16th nationally in Division III. More impressive by far has been the play of sophomore forward Hannah Sullivan as she has become a true star for the Knights. She tied the league lead for scoring with three goals and two assists in just two games this weekend, giving her eight goals on the season and the most goals of any player in the SUNYAC. 

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Volleyball finds success against SUNYAC opposition, falls to out-of-conference RIT

This past weekend the Knights continued their undefeated SUNYAC record with wins over the SUNY Buffalo State Bengals and the SUNY Fredonia Blue Devils. Both matches were settled in three sets. In the Friday match versus the Bengals, set scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19. The Saturday match versus the Blue Devils was very similar, with the Knights sweeping their opponent. 

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Field hockey extends streak to eight wins, hopeful to continue stellar play for remaining games

Winning has become the norm for the Geneseo field hockey team. The last time the 10-2 Knights lost a game, Geneseo students could still add or drop a class, it was still technically summer and the NFL season was only one week old.

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YouTube attempts to increase advertisement views by promoting extremist, radical videos

YouTube is both the second largest search engine and the second largest social media platform in the world, according to Forbes, due in large part to a mid-2000’s boom of memes, viral videos and sensational content. 

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Students for Life showcases pro-life film, misinforms audience on controversial topic

On Wednesday Oct. 9, Students for Life presented a showing of the film Unplanned, a film based on the memoir of a former Planned Parenthood director and current pro-life activist Abby Johnson. While I am personally pro-choice, I have no problems with Students for Life putting on events with the purpose of furthering their political agenda. It is important to civically engage as students. However, I strongly disagree with the ethics of showing this film when it presents factually incorrect information.

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Women limited to provocative Halloween costumes; may cause unhealthy body images

The world always seems to burn a bit brighter in the fall. The trees are beautiful, the weather is perfect, the apple crop is perfectly ripe and pretty soon it will be a popular holiday: Halloween. But if one ventures into Spirit Halloween looking for the perfect Halloween costume, they may find themselves shocked. 

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Celebrations in communist China hide realities of violence and oppression

This month, China celebrates 70 years of Communist party rule. They marked the occasion in Beijing with painstakingly choreographed military parades and displays of new weapons, such as hypersonic drones and intercontinental ballistic missiles. But in Hong Kong, long-suffering protests turned violent and worked directly against China’s power show of unity and strength. 

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Geneseo should expand their journalism and media track into its own major

Geneseo students currently interested in studying journalism only have the option of becoming a communication major on the journalism and media track. As of fall 2019, there are only 31 communication classes offered, compared to the 1,497 classes offered at Geneseo. Of these 31 classes, not all of them focus on the skill sets of journalism and media. 

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Throwback G-Spot: Exploring your fantasies

Autumn provides a great time not only for spicing up one’s coffee, but also one’s sex life. With the ubiquitous availability of costumes, October allows for the popular addition of role-play into many couples’ intercourse repertoires. 

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Club Profile: Meet Geneseo First Response

Geneseo students have probably seen the flashing red lights and heard the screaming sirens of an ambulance in response to an emergency at least once on campus already. Did they know that the EMTs in that first response vehicle may be one of their fellow classmates? These students are part of something called Geneseo First Response which is a student-run organization on campus.

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Multicultural sorority reunites with alumnae, reflects on friendships, history

The Zeta Beta Iota multicultural sorority on campus recently had its alumnae reunion with women who attended Geneseo from as early as the 1990s. English major senior and sorority president Mya Nazaire and mathematics major senior vice president Kiana Henderson organized this event to rekindle their friendships with former alumnae of the Geneseo chapter. They were both in awe of the successful outcome of the event and grateful they received the opportunity to hear some incredible stories from attendees. 

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InterFaith Center celebrates 50 years of service to the community, supporting development of students

The InterFaith Center is getting ready to celebrate 50 years of service to the Geneseo campus and community. The center offers students, staff and community members a place to come together to worship, learn and interact with people from all different kinds of backgrounds and faiths.

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TV Show Review: “The Politician” is confusing, too similar to other work written by Ryan Murphy

Recently released on Netflix, “The Politician” is the latest work from Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuck, the team behind such shows as “Glee” and “American Horror Story.” “The Politician” follows the journey of high school senior Payton Hobart—portrayed by Ben Platt— who plans to run for president one day. Along with getting into Harvard, Hobart feels that he desperately needs to win his school’s student body president election to secure his path to a national victory years down the line. 

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WTF?: Interpretation of Joker gives story a fresh twist

Since 2008 saw the release of superhero movie tentpoles The Dark Knight and Iron Man, the genre has pervaded nearly every aspect of the film world. As the years progressed, comic book movies have become increasingly formulaic and reliance on shared cinematic universes has grown more and more prevalent. 

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Review: Joker blames society for creation of villain

According to an old proverb, “the child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.”

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Arts Opinion: Joker reflects current toxic social patterns, mindsets

Violent media, including films and video games, have garnered significant controversy over the years given the rise of mass violence in the United States and throughout the world. The latest comic book-inspired film from Warner Bros., Joker, is no exception to speculation from a confused and frustrated public. 

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Local writer visits campus, gives reading from new book which focuses on female oppression

Truth can be finicky and hard to catch. Cristina Miletti writes about it through the voice of an incarcerated wife whose husband has disappeared in her new novel, Choke Box. On Friday Oct. 4, Miletti read excerpts from her book out loud in Doty Hall and offered some insight on her writing style. 

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Students on Geneseo trip to Niagara Falls enjoyed breathtaking views

Geneseo students departed for an adventure on Friday Oct. 5 to Niagara Falls State Park, an attraction located just 90 minutes from campus. Students were able to witness the park’s natural beauty firsthand, including breathtaking waterfalls and an 11 km gorge. 

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