Double overtime ends in tie for SU

By Akshay Kriplani Staff writer

The Susquehanna men’s soccer team ended its regular season with a 1-1 tie on the road against Moravian on Oct. 29.

Susquehanna finished in fourth place in the Landmark Conference regular season standings, just making the playoffs.

The River Hawks finished the season with an overall record of 6-7-5, going 3-1-3 in conference play. Moravian’s overall record was 8-4-4, and the Greyhounds finished 2-2-3 in conference play.

The game was the third consecutive tie for Susquehanna. The River Hawks had five games this season that ended in a tie.

Both offenses battled against hard defensive fronts for the entirety of the first half. Both defenses looked to impose their will, which made for a physical game.

Susquehanna racked up a total of 16 fouls, while Moravian tallied 15.

A total of three yellow cards were handed out in the game, and Moravian’s team was issued a red card in the 93rd minute.

With both defenses playing hard, neither team was able to find the back of the net for the first 45 minutes.

The second half was a different story, as the defenses could not contain the scoring for much longer.

The Greyhounds scored first in the 82nd minute of the game with a penalty kick goal from junior midfielder Connor Phillips, who has been an offensive force all year for the Greyhounds.

Six minutes later, the River Hawks responded with their own goal when junior forward Elias George scored following a free kick from senior midfielder Jake Heyser.

In the waning minutes of regulation, sophomore Maxwell Reed fired a promising shot, but it sailed just wide, sending the River Hawks into their fifth overtime period in three games.

The first overtime period was filled with frustration from each side. When tensions boiled over in the 93rd minute, the Greyhounds recieved a red card.

After neither team was able to score in the first overtime, the second provided even more frustration to the already exhausted players and coaches.

The Greyhounds outshot the River Hawks 25-11, with eight of their shots coming in overtime. Susquehanna had four corner kicks in the game compared to Moravian’s seven.

Susquehanna freshman goalkeeper Matt Ellingworth had 11 saves, which is a career high, in his 110 minutes of work.

The team’s record of 6-7-5 is not quite the success they had hoped for in 2016, as the team finished their 2015 campaign with a record of 9-7-2.

The River Hawks were led in scoring this season by senior midfielder Nick Fecci, sophomore forward Ryan Cronin and freshman midfielder Max Maidenberg.

Maidenberg, sophomore midfielder Eric Dempsey and Heyser all tied for the team’s assist lead with two assists each.

The River Hawks spread the ball around plenty this season, with nine different players recording assists.

Ellingworth’s work in the goal was enough for him to earn the starting job early in the season.

Since taking over, Ellingworth started 10 games, posting a 5-3-3 record, while recording five shutouts.

The young goalkeeper looked comfortable in the goal all season, and he provided some reassurance to Head Coach Jim Findlay heading into future seasons.

The team earned the fourth seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs.

Writer enjoys new take on classic film

By Megan Ruge Asst. living and arts editor

It’s November, which means the holiday season is in full swing. It is time to start looking forward to Thanksgiving, a holiday known for its special events. Thanksgiving is filled with parades, television specials and live musical events.

One of the most important entertainment events of the holiday season is the live musical event. This event usually occurs between Thanksgiving and the holiday tree lighting in Rockefeller Plaza.

Last year, Fox premiered its first live musical event, “Grease: Live.” The event is currently available on Netflix.

“Grease: Live” is the first of Fox’s musicals. The remake of classic musicals began with the premiere of “The Sound of Music Live” in 2013 on NBC. The tradition continued with “Peter Pan Live” in 2014 and “The Wiz Live” in 2015.

“Grease: Live” premiered in January. When the event was announced, fans were skeptical.

The stage production of “Grease” was not as well received with audiences as the movie production of “Grease” from 1978, which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton- John. The musical event displayed a star-studded cast that had many people fearing that they would be unable to produce a show up to par with the film performance.

“Grease” takes place in 1959. It is the story of a girl named Sandy, whose heart is broken after the bittersweet end of a summer romance.

Sandy returns from a summer of love to find out that she is moving to California and starting at a new school. She meets a group of “rough and tumble” girls, some of whom are welcoming and some who are not so fond of her.

All these events lead up to the big meeting with her summer love, Danny Zuko, and she realizes he’s not who she thought he was.

These two teenagers from different worlds must decide if they can transcend the boundaries placed around them or if their summer love is best left in the storybooks.

The live production, produced by Fox, made the event into a more close to home version. Sandy originally lives in Salt Lake City, Utah instead of California. This changes the plot slightly, but not by much. Also in the live version, viewers see Sandy’s cheerleader tryout.

The opening gives the audience a unique experience where the viewer is able to see the audience, set and behind-the-scenes production. The opening, which was originally performed by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, was sung by Jessie J.

Throughout the live event, viewers see the audience become part of the production in many parts of the show.

The way they move through sets and scenes was very well orchestrated and the event wowed critics overall.

The classic introduction of the two groups, The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies, was an iconic moment. The use of the opening sequence to introduce the two groups was a very creative and well thought-out way to start the live production.

The iconic Sandy is played by Julianne Hough. She starred in “Rock of Ages.”

The bad boy, Danny Zuko, is played by Aaron Tveit.

The use of set design and the ability to show the viewer backstage creates a unique experience. It is an interesting use of the production’s live element.

There are many ways that the producers used the live element to their advantage to make the performance similar to an actual on-stage production in a theater.

The use of the light design to include the on-set audience was a creative decision to make the project original. The lighting design and the director’s ability to recognize the use of lighting make the situation unique.

I give “Grease: Live” 5 out of 5 stars.

Musicians perform original works in SU composers concert

By Jess Deibert Photography editor

The first composers concert of the semester was held in Stretansky Concert Hall on Nov. 1.

The concert consisted of original musical compositions by Susquehanna students.

The concert featured the work of senior John Leonard, junior Brett Heffelfinger and sophomore Michaela Wagner.

Leonard composed two pieces, “[breath.bow.beat. bed]” and “-youth-,” both of which featured non-traditional use of instruments.

In “[breath.bow.beat.bed]” senior Mike Kaminski and sophomores Gus Black and Carissa Sweet all played percussion, although not in the traditional sense.

The piece began with a quiet rustling of papers, the brushing of the top of a drum and a violin bow slowly moving up and down a block.

Leonard defined these soft sounds as “listened to as one listens to the heartbeat of their partner, as distant footsteps or as musical objects.”

Heffelfinger’s composition “Andante from ‘Old Memories’” featured seniors Alethea Khoo on the piano and Tori Hogan on the violin as well as Heffelfinger on the cello.

Heffelfinger described his piece as having influences from Clara Schumann and Brahms. It was inspired by Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4.”

The piece is based on a poem that tells the story of the memories a woman has when she was in love.

Emily Giannakovilias, a first-year music major, said this piece was her favorite of the night. She also found the entire event entertaining.

“It was an interesting contrast between each piece and the instruments [each composer] chose,” Giannakovilias said.

The event marked Wagner’s third composer concert.

Her piece, “River” was played by first-year Vanessa Lloyd on the piano.

Wagner said she was asked by a professor to write a solo piano piece. Then, she chose Lloyd to play her piece because she wanted a musician who had never performed at Susquehanna before.

“I wanted someone young that would bring a different experience to the piece,” Wagner said.

Leonard’s second piece, which closed the program, was similarly eccentric to his first.

“-youth-” featured senior Sean Colvin on the electric guitar accompanied by Leonard on the trombone.

Although Leonard started out traditionally playing the trombone, he later put a bowl over its bell to achieve a muffled rumbling effect.

Sophomore Rosemary Butterly found the concert enjoyable despite it being different from concerts she had previously attended.

“It was different and unique,” Butterly said. “This was not very typical of a composer’s concert.”

The composers concert was sponsored by the Susquehanna Department of Music.

The next concert will be an orchestra concert conducted by Gregory Grabowski in Stretansky Concert Hall on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Seniors Sarah Stine and Emily McGurk will have their senior recitals on Saturday Nov. 12. in Stretanksy Concert Hall. Stine will perform at 5:30 p.m. and McGurk will perform at 7:30 p.m.

Editor gives advice about life after college

By Nick Forbes Asst. sports editor

As I find myself in the middle of my sophomore year here at Susquehanna, I think back to when I first made my way to this campus as a first-year. In fact, I still remember my mentality at that time: go to school, get internships, graduate with a job in my prospective job field.

Now here I am, having changed my major twice and still not 100 percent sure what I want to spend the rest of my life doing. All that confidence I had at the beginning of last year is now replaced by confusion, and inevitably stress.

The point is, things change. You change. And if there is ever a time to change and figure yourself out, college would be that time. But you’ve heard that before, right? And that’s all well and good if you’re a first-year or even a sophomore, but as a junior or senior who may be in the same boat no amount of sugar-coating can ease that anxiety.

We are seemingly told that there is a set amount of time we have to figure out what we want to do with our lives. Four years of college and by age 22 enter the work force. The less you seem to know what you want to do, the more everyone around you does.

But the reality of the situation is your twenties are really the time to figure yourself out. College might provide you with an academic education, but not everything can be taught in a school. I have often found that the most you learn about yourself comes from interacting with others. More specifically, others from different cultures.

The opportunity to travel freely is the most prevalent in your twenties. When you’re young, you don’t have the finances or the responsibility to travel on your own. When you get older, you most likely have a family that makes it more difficult to travel. That is why in my opinion, exploring the world during this time is extremely important.

Let’s put this in perspective. There are roughly 7.2 billion people in this world, and no two of those people’s lifestyles are exactly the same. If you are anything like me, you have lived in maybe two or three different cities in your life, not including college. You have only experienced the world that has been directly in front of you, and it’s easy to think that that is all there is to life.

Traveling opens minds to opportunities previously unimagined. Would it really be so bad to forgo a typical career path, work at a restaurant or farm or some other entry level job for a few years, if only for the ability to experience different cities and people? In my opinion, why rush into the career field? You have your whole life for that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that a college education is worthless. College is extremely important. The degree that you will receive will eventually help you get that career you desire after you truly find what you want to do. All I am saying is that there is no real rush that is put on us to decide our careers… it simply feels that way.

Many of the people I look up to have had the same experience. My high school journalism teacher, who helped instill a love of words in me, spent his first four years out of high school working as a farm hand and traveling across Australia. Then, he came back to the United States and began his career.

All I’m saying is don’t drive yourself crazy over the thought of the future. There is too much to be experienced for us to be expected to settle down in the work force immediately. Who knows, the life that you want to live could be so far beyond your imagination and thousands of miles away, you just haven’t heard of it yet.

The editorials of The Quill reflect the views of individual members of the editorial board. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the entire editorial board or of the university. The content of the Forum page is the responsibility of the editor in chief and the Forum editor.

Director’s Discussion

By Eli Bass—Director of Jewish Life

There is a legend of the 1st century B.C.E. Rabbi Hillel the Elder. Hillel the Elder is the namesake for Hillel, the organization on campus committed to cultivating Jewish community. Hillel’s rival was named Shammai. Shammai and Hillel had deep disputes, which divided the Jewish world for generations. The story goes that Shammai was asked by a potential convert to tell him the teachings of his tradition on one foot. Shammai dismissed this convert, likely because his request was to over-simplify his tradition and beliefs. When Hillel the Elder was asked the same question by this convert, he quoted Leviticus 19:18.

“Love your neighbor as yourself,” he continued. “The rest of the Torah is commentary; now go out and learn it.” This verse is often called the Golden Rule. This is the commitment of a wide variety of traditions. I have enjoyed learning about many of them from the Golden Rule Project website. To me the Golden Rule becomes challenging as I look to those with whom I have deep disagreement.

Next Tuesday is the presidential election. I am deeply concerned about the rhetoric that has been used this election. Specifically, I am concerned about the way we have been talking about Americans who are not like us. It is said that elections have consequences. One clear consequence is that slightly less than half of Americans who vote in this election will have their candidate lose. Some rhetoric is frightening and suggests the use of violence. How can we bring our country together after this divisive and drawn-out campaign season?

People will often look to the president to bring the country together. I speculate that neither of the major party candidates may have this ability. The vilification of both candidates and their supporters cause us to have a fractured American society. As a part of American society, I believe it is all of our responsibilities to create civil discourse.

On campus, I have been impressed by the deep community commitment to civil dialogue. Several events have highlighted our community commitment to civil discussion. While we are not perfect, Susquehanna is a model of the way the country should be. We engage in civil conversation with those who don’t share our backgrounds and beliefs. It challenges us to our core. It also makes us more empathetic and stronger as individuals.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov is a legendary Hasidic rabbi from the 18th and 19th centuries. He said: “If someone is completely wicked, you need to search and find any little bit of good. By finding in him a little good and judging him favorably you actually bring him over to the side of merit and you can return him in teshuva.”

Nachman here challenges me to my core. What are my judgements of others that cause them to be seen as an evil? How do I confront myself and create dialogue even when it is extremely difficult? Nachman challenges us to apologize for moments when we can only see others as evil. As a passionate election watcher, I recognize my own moments of unfair judgement.

Jewish history is filled with challenging conflicts. I am appreciative of the resolution of the conflict between Hillel and Shammai. Hillel won the backing of the Jewish community. The stated reason for this is that Hillel would on occasion defer to the opinions of Shammai.

College is a time to engage with people who are not like you and be more prepared as a world citizen. No matter the outcome of the election, I hope you will share my commitment to cultivate civil and diverse dialogue both on campus and off.

Director’s Discussion reflects the views of an individual member of the religious field. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the entire university. The content of the Forum page is the responsibility of the editor in chief and the Forum editor.

Writer talks of study abroad opportunities

By Matt Dooley Staff writer

Susquehanna’s Global Opportunities trips are amazing experiences, but I was wondering why they are mandatory to graduate.

Don’t get me wrong; I loved my GO experience. The trip allowed me to see the world from a different perspective. Sure, it was a GO Short, but those weeks in South Africa allowed me to be immersed in a different way of life for which I will forever be grateful. And who else can say, other than those with me, “I was chased by a rhino.”

I’m not trying to discourage people from going on GO trips. These abroad experiences were actually an incentive for me to choose Susquehanna as a college. It was one of the few schools that advertised the trips as experiences rather than just a list of possible abroad destinations in a pamphlet.

As a high school student, I didn’t even know if I wanted to go abroad. Checking out colleges, I would disregard the abroad flyers listing the destinations in 12-point Times New Roman.

However, Susquehanna changed my mind about wanting to go abroad. Susquehanna’s abroad marketing strategies were much more eye-catching than the bland showing at the other schools. It is no wonder students have to go abroad at least once to graduate.

However, the situation still feels a bit strange to me. The biggest difference between the other colleges I visited and Susquehanna was that the abroad trips were optional there. Students didn’t need to go abroad to graduate at other colleges.

Studying abroad can be expensive, sometimes leaving students in a financial bind. But what happens to the students who aren’t able to pay? Is there still a way for them to graduate?

Going to a university where studying abroad is mandatory might be a deal breaker for incoming students.

It’s not as if the school doesn’t set up cheaper options in the form of GO Shorts, which only takes the student abroad for a few weeks. And with the number of GO Shorts available, it is highly probable the students would be able to find a trip that is as immersive as it is affordable. There is also the Go Your Own Way option, which I presume only would be as expensive as the student planned it to be.

I’m just wondering why it was made mandatory for everyone in the first place. Why not have the GO Trips linked to certain majors instead of having it mandatory for each student? This wouldn’t stop the output of students going on abroad trips that much.

Again, I’m not trying to say to change the GO system. I think everyone should have the chance to go abroad. I just wanted to play devil’s advocate and discuss the thought of it being optional.

The editorials of The Quill reflect the views of individual members of the editorial board. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the entire editorial board or of the university. The content of the Forum page is the responsibility of the editor in chief and the Forum editor.

Guest speaker talks sexual violence

By Erin McElwee Staff writer

On Nov. 2, Keith E. Edwards visited Susquehanna to run a program on preventing sexual violence.

The event took place in Degenstein Theater and was attended by approximately 80 students and staff.

Edwards has spoken before on preventing sexual violence, men’s identity and social justice.

He has presented at over 100 national programs, has written for books and has received a variety of honors.

In the program, Edwards discussed that anyone—regardless of gender, race, ability, etc.—can be a victim of sexual violence.

He also focused on how all people can be a part of the solution to the problem.

Edwards pointed out that society often teaches women how to help themselves not be victims of sexual violence.

He believes that it is this sole focus on the victims of these crimes rather than the perpetrators that furthers rape culture in society.

Edwards believes that society should teach men, who are often the perpetrators, how to become the solution to ending these acts.

Sophomore anthropology major Margaux Palaski said it was interesting to hear a viewpoint on how men, rather than women, can solve the issue of sexual violence.

“The lecture changed how I look at sexual harassment, because it is similar to what he said—that it normally involves women, and how the women always seemed to get blamed for being assaulted,” Palaski said.

“It was refreshing to hear a lecture almost completely aimed at men and how they can prevent assault by understanding what exactly it is,” Palaski added.

Edwards believes that sexual violence cannot just be a woman’s issue. In order for it to ever see progress, it must also be a man’s issue.

Edwards explained that it is rape culture in society that dehumanizes men in the eyes of women and perpetuates the oppression of women.

Edwards offered staggering statistics for people of college age: according to three different surveys from 1987 to 2011, one in four college women reported surviving sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.

84% of these women also knew their attackers.

Edwards pointed out it is not the stereotypical picture of the stalker we have in our head, but someone we recognize and trust.

His data also included that a vast majority of men often do not know the things they do constitute as rape. Edwards sees this as a fault in the teachings of our society.

Edwards said society is at fault for this problem in four ways. First, women are frequently depicted as sexual objects. Second, society often subordinates women’s intelligence, capability and humanity. Third, society puts forth to men that masculinity is a sexual conquest.

And lastly, there is an intersection of different forms of oppression that is not recognized—all forms of oppression lie at the roots of sexual violence and must be cared about to fix the issues.

At the root of Edwards’ speech was a message for students and staff: intervention.

He believes it is the things we see and hear everyday that go unprotested that are the beginnings of sexual violence. By mentioning it to one another or protesting the notions perpetuated by society, Edwards said that we begin the process of defeating sexual violence.

Sophomore graphic design major Ryan Rizzuto said Edwards’ speech was vital and relevant to improving safety on college campuses.

“I think it’s important to be more vocal on what’s right and wrong with our peers,” Rizzuto said.

“I feel if college students spoke up more about different situations, we could make a difference in preventing rape and sexual assault,” he added.

Edwards is not optimistic when it comes to the end of sexual violence, as evidence of improvement is often bleak.

He is hopeful that with education and coming together, we can begin to change and prevent these acts of violence.

Toiletries drive held for women during October

By Matthew Dooley Staff writer

The Women’s Resource Center and the women’s studies department at Susquehanna created a toiletries drive for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

According to junior Nirvana Thakur, who works at the center, “October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month—a month to spread more awareness about what is domestic violence.”

Karol Weaver, a professor of history and the director of the women’s studies department, put Thakur in charge of creating the drive. “[Dr. Weaver] is the one who initiated it, but it is my job to make the flyers to make the event happen as I want it to happen,” Thakur said.

“The action is by the Resource Center and the idea is by the women’s studies department,” Thakur added.

The drive was a chance for students to help those who have been abused.

“People are suffering through [domestic abuse] and they need help,” Thakur said. “Sometimes this [drive] is for the victims themselves. Sometimes [the victims] do not know that they are going through domestic violence themselves. They do not know if this is harassment or violence and they think they have to suffer through it. [Domestic Violence Awareness Month] is to let them know that they are not alone and that there are help and other resources outside.”

Weaver said: “We collected shampoo, conditioner, razors, hygiene products and hair care products. The drive was successful in promoting awareness of domestic violence, in advertising the Women’s Center, Inc. and in collecting needed hygiene and care items.”

Thakur said: “Domestic awareness is not just about spreading awareness, but it is also about helping. So the awareness is the idea, spreading it online, writing about it, telling others about it. But the drive itself is the action of helping them. I think it is important because, we are not just saying we are there for them, but we are showing them and giving them the resources they need to deal with this.”

The donations received went to the Women’s Center, Inc. in Bloomsburg.

“The Women’s Resource Center always does a donation drive for them,” Thakur said.

“The non-profit helps women who have been sexually assaulted or sexually harassed or don’t have the capability to support themselves. So, we thought of doing this donation drive for toiletries to help woman who can’t afford this stuff, simple stuff in life that we need,” she added.

Weaver said, “[Domestic Violence Awareness Month] alerted the campus community to the reality of domestic violence and to the services offered by local organizations like the Women’s Center, Inc. It provided members of the campus community an opportunity to showcase their generosity.”

Al Yousif tells his life story to SU students at discussion


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By Sean Colvin Staff writer

The second “What Matters To Me and Why?” discussion of the school year was on Nov. 2. It featured Susquehanna student and intern for the Office of International Admissions Faisal Al Yousif.

Al Yousif spoke about his life and background as a Saudi Arabian international student studying theater in the United States.

Guests of the discussion laughed and enjoyed themselves as they sat and listened to Al Yousif talk about his family, his education and the sacrifices he had to make to come to the U.S. at the age of 31.

The 36-year-old student told anecdotes about his large extended family and how he arrived at his current position as the first and only Saudi Arabian student studying in the U.S. to earn a degree in theater. Al Yousif is also heavily involved on campus, teaching Arabic as a tutor and acting as house manager for the theater and arts departments. Al Yousif is also a vital resource for Susquehanna’s community of Saudi Arabian students, helping them become acclimated through his position with the International Admissions Department.

Head of Jewish Life Eli Bass said, “I think that as a later-in-life learner, Faisal is a model for students. The social structures in America are not necessarily intuitive, and for students from the Middle East, this is a big struggle to navigate. This is something that I think Faisal gets.”

Al Yousif began learning English at age six after his father brought home a television, and he began watching American programming like “Tom and Jerry.” He wrote down words and phrases he heard so that he could ask about them when his father returned home from work. This was the beginning of Al Yousif’s lifelong career as a learner.

Being the eldest male of six siblings, Al Yousif was expected to take on the role as head of the family when his father died in 2008. He found a job at a power company and worked hard for a few years. After his younger brother graduated high school and opted not to study abroad, Al Yousif saw a window into following his dream.

Since his younger brother remained in Saudi Arabia, he could support the family, and Al Yousif could study in the U.S.

After receiving the blessing of his mother, Al Yousif sold everything—his prized Harley Davidson, his apartment and all of his furniture, which, he said, many people called him crazy for. After all, he had been living a comfortable life with a well-paying job. At 31 years old, he had no chance of making it in America, they told him.

Al Yousif funded his own trip to the U.S. and found Susquehanna where he enrolled in English Language Learners courses for six months before beginning his liberal arts curriculum as a business major. One day, after finding himself at the math center struggling with his homework, Al Yousif had an epiphany.

“If you are miserable in college, you will be miserable for the rest of your life,” he said.

And after having this thought, he seriously considered for the first time what his major ought to be, and had the realization that he wanted to study theater. Faisal found his love for theater in the team aspect of the work—the complex parts coming together to make something greater than its parts, an environment that he finds himself thriving in, he said.

Al Yousif also spoke about the state of Saudi Arabia, which he said is changing due to new technologies and social media. He said that the king of Saudi Arabia’s council of ministers recently discussed whether they would allow studies to be conducted as to whether Saudi society is ready for women to drive cars, a question that divided the council.

Al Yousif is also currently working out the logistics of production for a one act play he wrote called, “Ducks in a Train.” The play is highly political, as it features no female actors but the disembodied pre-recorded voices of women, so that the play may be performed in Saudi Arabia where a woman and a man cannot act together in the same production. The play, he said, is to help educate people about Saudi Arabia, but also to act as a mirror for Saudi Arabian culture.

“It is our responsibility to reflect on our culture,” he said. “I might be challenging views, but I don’t care. My intent is to reach you, like I have been reached by you.”

Al Yousif said that as students, our ideologies and worldview are challenged each day, and that this is especially true for Muslim students in the U.S. But that shouldn’t deter you, he said. Al Yousif still finds time to pray five times every day—prayer being one of the five pillars of Islam—despite the fact that his American commitments don’t always allow him to do so at designated times. He reassured students, “You can be who you are.

Sigma Alpha Iota to host ‘powderpuff’ football game Nov. 5

By Lauren Gooch Contributing writer

Each year, students at Susquehanna look forward to an annual fall event hosted by Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women.

This year, SAI has decided to create one of the biggest events of the year. Four sororities on campus—Kappa Delta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha—will compete against each other in a powderpuff football game, called the Rosebowl, on Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the football field.

The winning sorority will receive 10 percent of the proceeds for their philanthropy. While the women compete for the win, the men of several fraternities will have their own competition. Four fraternities on campus— Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Mu Delta, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Theta Chi—will each cheer on one of the sororities for this event.

For a small donation, there will be materials available at the game to create posters and signs to cheer on your favorite team. Each fraternity will also have to perform a short cheerleading routine during halftime. The winning fraternity will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive 10 percent of the proceeds for their philanthropy as well.

Generally, SAI performs music-related events to raise money for their philanthropy, which supports music programs on Susquehanna’s campus and in the community.

Since SAI is a music organization, they strive to share music with the rest of the community and throughout the world. One of the programs they support is the Susquehanna University Prep Program, which provides music lessons and education to children and adults in the community.

Through various fundraisers and events, SAI raises money to support programs like the Susquehanna Prep Program to enhance and provide music education. This year, in order to raise the funds for these programs, SAI wanted to try something new and create a bigger event that involved a large variety of organizations and interests.

Junior Ariana Dellosa is one of SAI’s fall event co-chairs. She desired to create an event that brought the entire campus together in a way that was fun for everyone. By creating the SAI Rosebowl, she was able to unite the sororities and fraternities on campus for a great cause. 80 percent of the proceeds will benefit SAI Philanthropies, Inc. The remaining 20 percent of proceeds will be divided between the winning sorority’s philanthropy and the winning fraternity’s philanthropy.

“I hope people will come out and have a great time at this event,” Dellosa said. “There will be good music, good food and a lot of football—all for a great cause.”

Tickets are being sold in the lower level of the Degenstein Campus Center from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 for $2 each. Tickets will also be available at the event for $5 each.

If you are wearing letters for your sorority or fraternity on the day of the event, you will receive your choice of either free war paint in the color of your sorority/fraternity or $.50 off your ticket price.

Along with the tickets, there will also be t-shirts available for sale. The logo on the shirt was designed by junior graphic design major Remy Perez. The design consists of a football wrapped in a vine of roses with red watercolor paint behind it.

“Sigma Alpha Iota’s flower is the red rose, which is one of the reasons I chose the name ‘SAI Rosebowl’ for our event,” Dellosa said. “It is also the name of a famous football stadium in California, which makes it the perfect name for our powderpuff game.”

If you have any questions about the SAI Rosebowl contact Dellosa.