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A woman drove me to drink, and I never even had the courtesy to thank her.
W.C. Fields



A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Emo Philips





stolen photos

PRESS CONFERENCE- On March 29, 2011 six Civil War photos of great value, have been reported stolen from the Sunny Upstate University’s Cyrus McDoogan Memorial Library. These photos belonged to the McDoogan family and were donated by the family to the Universty’s library for the pure beneficial factor of the University.

The University has not had theft of this magnitude in the past that they are aware of, claims Jerrie Littleman, the director of the McDoogan Library, just small objects such as a few papers and a backpack had been reported stolen. 

Where the Special Collections are Kept

Lyndon Rathbun, the Senior manager of the the library archives and Special collections went through the process of how to access the special collection of photos. In order to acces them one needs to make an appointment, use gloves to handle the photos, and then the photos are usually refiled by staff members. 

Mark McDoogan, a member of the McDoogan family, had walked into the room where the photos are kept, signed in, viewed a picture of his relative, Cyrus McDogan, and walked out with the picture. “It was as easy as slipping it between a few papers,” said McDoogan.

Photo of Cyrus McDoogan that was taken easily removed by Mark McDoogan

“It’s a bit disheartening,” said McDoogan, regarding the lack of communication, and the lack of security measures to date, at the library where valuable items are stored. McDoogan states that he has suspended the gift of $250,000, and is thinking about transferring the rest of the collection to a different university, but had also stated that if SUU finds the photos and makes an effort in security, he would gladly keep supporting the university.


When I die I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did, in his sleep—not screaming, like the passengers in his car.- unknown


“There are no stupid questions just stupid people.” -unknown


scholars day

On Wednsday April 6th, Scholar’s Day had hit Brockport. Many events, presentations, and performances took place all over the SUNY Brockport campus.

One event in particular invited many to come and enjoy, the room as you walk in is all dark, except for a projection of water moving the waves back and forth. The dance was named “Blue Eyes”. Using projections  and body movement the two performers, Stephanie jaworowski an undergraduate student, and Andrea Vazquez Aguirre a graduate student, made this 2D Spanish poem into an exciting and entertaining 3D dance peice that anyone of any language can interpret.

The performance was about 20 minutes long and was worth every minute. The talented young Jaworowski and Aguirre were very successful with their performance and had successfully planned every last detail.

After there was a Q&A session, where people can ask about where they got their inspiration, why they chose what they chose, and much more. Most of the answers were based on personal interests and their close friendship.

Old woman

Like many women my age, I’m 28 years old

-Mary Schmich