BERNSTEIN | The Great Regional Delicacies of Upstate New York

Minimalism, maximalism, perfectionism — what power can an idea, or a concept, hold over a piece of artwork? I’d like to draw a geographical triangle to represent these concepts, or schools of thought: from the Southern Tier in Binghamton, to the top of the Finger Lakes in Rochester, connected by a corner in the jewel of Western New York, Buffalo.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING | Swimmers Take Meet by Over 50 Points Against Binghamton Bearcats

Cornell women’s swimming and diving just began its competitive season for the year this past weekend against Binghamton University. The women representing the Red put in a dominant display in the pool to best the Binghamton competitors, winning the meet, 173-114. Both the diving team and swimmers put on excellent performances to open up their first season under new head coach Patrick Gallagher. The Cornell divers had quite the showing against the Binghamton Bearcats, earning the top four scores in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dive events. Diving head coach Veronica Ribot-Canales said she is excited about the talent she is coaching this season.

VOLLEYBALL | Volleyball Tops Binghamton, Loses to Seton Hall and Loyola


This weekend, Cor­nell was host to Binghamton, Seton Hall and Loyola University of Chicago. On Friday, Bing­hamton came to Newman Arena for the first match of the Invi­tational. The Bear­cats entered the match with a 3-6 record, and the Red looked to even out their record with a win, coming in at 3-4. Cornell (4-6) and Binghamton (3-11) were neck and neck in the first set. Tied at 23-23, the Red pulled ahead for the win with two huge blocks from freshman Maddy Sroufe and junior Macey Wilson.

Inexperience Dooms W. Soccer

The women’s soccer team could not utilize its home field advantage and went without a win this weekend, earning instead a scoreless tie against Binghamton on Friday and a 3-1 loss to Niagara on Sunday.
“I thought we played good soccer but it was disappointing because we made some rookie mistakes that caused us to give up goals. We really showed inexperience,” said head coach Danielle LaRoche.

Newcomers Will See Ample Time in W. Soccer’s Opener

The women’s soccer team starts off its season this weekend, playing host to Binghamton today, and then traveling to face Niagara on Sunday.
“We are just excited to play,” said junior co-captain Lena Russomagno. “After preseason, after practicing a lot, we are just excited to get out there and show what we’ve got and show what we’ve been doing in practice.”
The Red’s first matchup will be against Binghamton, a team that’s coming off a pair of losses last weekend at Delaware and Saint Joseph’s. Binghamton edges out Cornell in the series between the teams, 1-0-1, and tied Cornell the last time the two teams met, back in 2004.

Red Looks to Regain Momentum

The baseball team will need a short memory and some long underwear for today’s game. The Red (4-16, 2-6 Ivy) will host the Binghamton Bearcats (9-10). Cornell will try to move past the disappointment of last weekend, which saw the team lose four crucial games to conference foes. In order for the Red to have a chance to break its losing streak, the weather must give the team a chance to play. Ithaca is expected to see snow and temperatures in the 30s today.
“We have a pretty good chance of playing tomorrow, especially with the turf field,” said senior shortstop Scott Hardinger. “Assuming that there’s no snow or heavy rain, we should be able to play.”
Cold weather is nothing new to the Red.

Mother of Five Cornellians Is Among Victims of Binghamton Shootings

The shooting in Binghamton that left the small city reeling in its wake has a connection to the neighboring Cornell community.
Teacher Roberta King, who was killed inside the  American Civic Association while substituting for an English as a Second Language class, left behind 17 grandchildren, including Ilisa Naukam ‘09. King was the mother of 10 children, five of whom went to Cornell, according to the Associated Press.