QUChronicle.com April 25, 2012 Volume 81 Issue 25 SPORTS Opinion Baseball in his blood, page 17 news Chronicle seniors say goodbye, pages 8-9 Get to know Natalie Sgro, page 3 O.A.R. at the Bank Ray and Mike’s extends hours for finals week By JOE ADDONIZIO Sports Editor Charlotte Greene/chronicle O.A.R. plays at TD Bank Sports Center for the annual Wake the Giant spring concert hosted by the Student Programming Board. If you’re hungry late at night during finals week, you shouldn’t grab a Snicker’s. Instead, Ray and Mike’s Deli will be open late to fulfill your “Irresistible” craving. Ray and Mike’s Deli is changing its hours for finals week by extending its closing time to 11 p.m. beginning Sunday May 6 until Thursday May 10. This year will be the first time in 14 years that the deli will stay open until 11 p.m. during the week, according to Ray and Mike’s Deli owner Ray George. “Based on past years, people are on different schedules come finals week,” George said. “People tend to do serious work, study and stay up late. It seems to be that our regular day of business, which is 2:30-3 to 7 p.m., is happening a little later from about 6:30 at night to about 11 p.m.” George says he doesn’t expect the busiSee deli Page 6 See pages 10-11 for full coverage of Festapalooza and O.A.R. Ready to relay By MARCUS HARUN Web Developer This Friday will mark Samantha Plourde’s twelfth year honoring her close friends by walking at Relay For Life. Plourde started off as a member of “Team Jake,” walking for an hour in 4th grade and now she is Co-Chair of the Team Development Committee at Quinnipiac’s Relay for Life. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, raising money for the American Cancer Society for cancer patients and research. “My best friend in elementary school had a neighbor, who was 6 or 7, and he had leukemia so we had a team for him,” Plourde said. That experience inspired her to participate yearly, but she got even more involved once her friend Rebecca Lazinsk lost her mother, Lori, to cancer. “Relay is really my time every year to remember her,” Plourde said. “In the situation where you lose someone, you can be angry and upset or you can do something with it.” This year more than 500 people Money raised at 2011 Relay: $126,000 see what’s happening on award-winning website since 2009 registered to walk in the event and Plourde said that is the best way to honor those who were lost. Quinnipiac’s Relay for Life has raised more than $450,000 over the past five years for cancer research. Last year was one of the most successful events, raising more than $126,000, the third most raised money per capita in the country. Organizers have “high hopes” for this year’s event because it has a new, bigger location compared to the Mount Carmel Recreation Center, the site of the 2011 event. “We found out in September that our event would be moved to the York Hill Campus and we were thrilled with the new location,” CoChair Kelsey Funk said. “It is definitely daunting because of the sheer size, but with all of our planning efforts, I think it will turn out to be quite an amazing event.” The event at the TD Bank Sports Center will include a mechanical bull, photo booth, obstacle course Security: university to treat May Weekend as any other weekend By LAUREN EPIFANIO Staff Writer After a semester of classes and homework, many students on both Quinnipiac campuses anticipate the upcoming weekend as a way to relax before closing out the school year with finals. Friday begins the celebration of May Weekend for students, but the university will treat it as any other weekend. “The university’s concern is always the safety and security of its students. Next weekend is no different in that regard, and we will take action as appropriate to ensure that all our students behave responsibly as we enter the final weeks of the semester,” Barger said. The policy for drinking will be the same as every other weekend on campus, according to Chief of Security & Safety, David Barger. See relay Page 6 3rd most money raised Concerning alcohol, the Student Handbook states “The consumption of alcoholic beverages in common and public areas, except where designated, is not permitted. Kegs, beerballs and/or excessive quantities of alcohol and alcohol paraphernalia also are prohibited.” The same policies still apply during May Weekend such as guest See weekend Page 6 joe addonizio/chronicle Quinnipiac’s Devon Gibney chases after a loose ball in Friday’s game vs. Central Connecticut State. per capita in country See page 20 for a preview of this weekend’s Northeast Conference women’s lacrosse tournament POLL MULTIMEDIA Did you enjoy the O.A.R. concert? Check out photos from Festapalooza and O.A.R.