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Friday, December 5, 2008
By Christine Newby
The Behrcnd women's basketball team made a
strong statement as they scored 93 points and
defeated Mt. Aloysius on Wednesday night at the
Junker Center in the opening AMCC game.
Behrend went into halftime with a ten point lead
of 48-38. According to the Behrend website, the
Blue and White made 81 percent of their free
throws, while Mt. Aloysius made 53 percent of
their field goals in the first half.
The final score of the game was 93-67. The top
scorer for Behrend was sophomore Rachel
Richardson with 24 points followed by senior
Natalie Engel who scored 20 points.
"We did exactly what we needed to win." said
head coach Rot Fornari. who enters her sixteenth
year at the position. "We executed what we need
ed to do: style and everything. -
According to Fornari. the win was a team effort
and all the players contributed.
"The game was a team thing." said Fornari.
players are doing special things. Courtney Bricher
really stood out in the game. She had a really nice
nme and ten hoards.-
According to the Behrend website. the game was
See WOMEN ' s BASKETBALL on page 8
By Matthew Schwabenbauer
Penn State Behrend sophomore Vincent Citriniti
no longer faces felony charges after a hearing on
Wednesday reduced his charges to four counts.
Citriniti. who was arrested on Oct. 24. originally
faced charges including: Burglary, Criminal
Mischief, Criminal Tresspass, Criminal Mischief.
Property Damage, Indecent Exposure. and
Resisting Arrest. Of those charges, Criminal
Trespass and Burglary are considered felonies
under Pennsylvania state law. At the hearing, which
was held at the office of Erie County District Judge
Mark Krahe, the Burglary charge was dropped and
the Criminal Trespass charge was reduced from a
felony to a misdemeanor of the third degree.
Citriniti's charges now include: Criminal
Trespass, Harassment, Criminal Mischief and
Disorderly Conduct. These charges were all agreed
upon by the victims who attended the hearing, and
the Erie County District Attorney's office.
According to Officer Steve Farabaugh of the
Pennsylvania State Police, Citriniti's case was
"waived downtown," to the Court of Common Pleas
of the Erie County Court House.
"The case didn't go to trial today, but the hearings
consisted of pre-trial agreements, said Farabaugh.
Our offices are located downstairs
in the Reed Union Building.
See COURT on page 4
A Penn State Behrend Student Publication
The 2008 Homecoming Court poses with the Behrend maser)t in the Junket . Center on Wednesday
night. The dance is on Friday night.
By Adam Spinelli
Penn State Behrend's Homecoming Week has
gone Oil without a hitch. The week took off with
the naming of the 2008 Homecoming Court.
which is as follows: Elton Armady & Vetta
Stepanyan. fhb Workman & Jeff Barbet, Max
Polinski & Laura Lukasik. Erin Bliley & Phil
Stucivnski. and Brad Ko\ alcik & Jessica
"It all started about three weeks ail() with a 'hox
out. says senior marketing major and
Homecoming King Nominee. Elton Armada. The
By Matthew Schwabenbauer
mi 553870 pqt edu
Penn State Behrend saw its second annual
drag show this past Thursday, when Trigon, the
gay/straight alliance on campus. filled
McGarvey Commons with over 300 people to
he entertained by five drag queens.
The evening began with an introduction from
the show's host: Glitter. The host first apolo
gized for profanities that would he uttered
throughout the event.
"Um sorry if something slips out of my
mouth. - he said.
Glitter then addressed the crowd and took
number of how many straight. gay and bisexu
al people were in attendance.
"I'm bisexual. - said the host. "You buy me
something and ill get sexual...
A resident of the Pittsburgh area. Glitter has
been doing drag for two years and also per
formed at the previous Drag Show held at
Behrend. Before becoming a Drag Queen.
Glitter was an ordained minister with the
Salvation Army before he began doing drag.
"I was kicked out because I'm gay." Glitter
said during the show. "All I ask is that you
appreciate everyone around you. -
After his introduction, Glitter passed the
microphone onto another of the Queens,
Akasha Lestat. He encouraged the crowd to he
generous to the performers and stressed that.
"tipping isn't just for cows."
Some of the audience members even joined
in the cross-dressing.
See DRAG on page 4
top ten couples that received the most nomina
tions were paired up according to their respective
number of \ otes and continued on to the next step
of the nomination process. "We had to do a four
page scavenger hunt all ahout Hehrend trivia,
answer the random questions, and then get 100
signatures from students and faculty. - continued
Armady. "The first five couples to do this Offi
cially became homecoming court...
Tuesday continued to he another peat day foi
Behrend's homecoming. The "Winter Fest" was
sponsored by the Student Government
Association and the Student Activity Fee, and
included a htmfire and hot cocoa.
See HOMECOMING on page 2
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