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Obama Re-Election Launches With Email, Website

sion, and directed them to his new campaign website where a –––––––––––––––––––––––––– launch video featured clips from supporters talking about their WASHINGTON – Presi- continued backing of the Demodent Barack Obama formally crat. launched his re-election cam“I don’t agree with Obama paign Monday, urging grass- on everything but I respect him roots supporters central to his first White House run to mobilize again to protect the change he’s brought over the past two years. The official start of his second White House bid, in the midst of three wars, a budget fight with Congress, and sluggish economic recovery, comes 20 months before the November 2012 election. “We’ve always known that lasting change wouldn’t come quickly and I trust him,” Ed from North or easily. It never does,” the Carolina says, delivering what’s Democrat said in an e-mail an- certain to become a key part of nouncing his candidacy to more the president’s pitch as he tries than 13 million supporters. “But to re-energize liberal backers as my administration and folks who have criticized some of his across the country fight to pro- policies and independent voters tect the progress we’ve made — who have fled from him in his and make more — we also need first term. to begin mobilizing for 2012, Between now and the eleclong before the time comes for tion, the incumbent Democrat me to begin campaigning in ear- will work to convince a fickle nest.” America that he has delivered He told them he was filing change, made the right moves the necessary paperwork with and earned the chance to conthe Federal Election Commis- tinue the job. He will have to By LIZ SIDOTI

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defend policies that have proven divisive, chief among them his sweeping health care overhaul and his efforts to boost the slowto-rebound economy. Obama announced his bid just as the White House is in a budget standoff with Congress

that could lead to a government shutdown, weeks after the commander in chief directed U.S. military operations to a third major warfront, Libya, and days after the post-recession economy showed more signs of a rebound with a report that the still high unemployment rate had fallen to 8.8 percent. Republicans were quick to criticize the news. The Republican National Committee circulated a research document that accused See RE-ELECTION page 5

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week from April 11 to April 14. Known on Campus as ANAD week, this week is in honor of their philanthropy ANAD, which stands for Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders. Established in 1976, ANAD was the first nonprofit eating disorder organization. This organization seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorder, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorders. They strive to educate the general public and professionals in the healthcare field to be more

cause immeasurable suffering for individuals and their families, and have reached epidemic levels in America. Seven to ten million women and one million men currently have an eating disorder. All parts of society are affecting, including men and women, young and old, rich and poor, all ethnicities, and all socio-economic levels. Even though eating disorders are rampant in our society, few states in the nation have adequate programs or services to combat anorexia nervosa, bulimia and compulsive eating.

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The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place at the Seton Art Gallery

ribbean Student Association put ISAAK KIFLE on their annual fashion show for By STAFF WRITER –––––––––––––––––––––––––– the opening of Caribbean Week. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– “Runway International” was The David A. Beckerman the theme of the show, and The Seton Art Gallery’s fiRecreational Center looked throughout the night, the audinothing like what most students ence could see why. The models nal exhibit of the year explores at the University of New Haven who participated in this event the ways humans interact with nature and was born out of a sense of awe about the natural world. Also notable, however, is that the exhibit is curated by UNH students. The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place is an exhibit of works that examine views of nature as it reveals itself to humans, possibly revealing something about human nature in the process. Students Laura Cote, Bridget Mcclellan, David Schultz, Brianne Stoehr, Katherine Szabo, and Bonnie Trepanier share a concern about the destructive impact of the interaction of humans and nature. Since September 2010, they have gone to numerous galleries in the were used to seeing on Friday, represented the clothing styles New Haven area. Each student April 1, 2011. The black plat- from Tokyo, Moscow, New picked one or two artists that form stage, assorted lights, doz- York, Paris, the jungle, candy they liked and found a common ens of white chairs, cameras, and land, Miami, and the Caribbean. theme among the works of those projection screens were some Models were seen strutting their artists. The artists whose works of the few things that filled the stuff in the clothing provided by compose The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place are Liz Antle, main basketball courts as the CaBy CORA ST. MARIE

aware of the illnesses relating to eating disorders and methods –––––––––––––––––––––––––– of treatment. ANAD encourages and provides research to invesThe lovely ladies of Delta tigate the causes of disorders, Phi Epsilon of the Gamma Epsi- methods of prevention, types of lon Chapter at the University of treatments, and effectiveness of New Haven will be holding their those treatments. annual Healthy Body Image Eating disorders are wideand Eating Disorder Awareness spread and destructive. They By JOANN WOLWOWICZ

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Measure Your Heart, Not Your Waist

Lindsay Behrens, Paul Daukas Jr., Anne Doris-Eisner, Barbara Harder, Ann Langdon, Thomas Stavovy, and Matthew Weber. Liz Antle is an artist, writer, and teacher from New Haven. Her works in The Earth is Not

a Cold Dead Place consist of linoleum prints on bark with polyurethane. The prints themselves, such as “Undergrowth III” (2009) from Antle’s “Undergrowth” series, display such images as telephone poles rooted to the ground with tree roots, an extreme look at the future of na-

ture with human influence. Lindsay Behren’s works, such as “Forest” and the aptly-named “Abstract Landscape” are woodcuttings that display scenes of ambiguity and mystery. Paul Daukas Jr. is a printmaker and photographer in West Haven whose contribution to the exhibit is a series of etchings and intaglios, such as “Gardenia” (1991) and the “Napti” series (200710). Anne Doris-Eisner’s acrylic works, including “In the Forest Primeval” (200910), display a frightening distortion of nature, possibly alluding to the effects of humanity’s efforts to utilize the landscape. Barbara Harder’s works in the exhibit, “J Topog C10” (2009) and “J Topog C26” (2011) are monotypes on paper that draw upon her knowledge of Asian style. Ann Langdon’s “Frozen Zone IV” (1999) makes use of acrylic, enamel, and torn canvas to create a simple, yet vivid depiction of the frozen tundra marred by human exploration and exploitation. The etchings of Thomas Stavovy included in the exhibit, See EARTH page 7


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USGA President’s Corner Fellow UNH students, I would first like to thank you for all the support during elections week, and I am truly grateful and honored to be able to serve a second term as your USGA President. Also congratulations to Danielle Palladino for her election as USGA treasurer, and to all of the senators who got elected in as well. I thank you all for voting and having an interest in your student government. The annual “Last Man Standing” competition hosted by the USGA will be held this year from April 18 to April 23. Registration opens this week and will remain open from April 1 to April 14. The first place prize is $2,000.00 in Visa Gift Cards, second place prize is $1,000.00 in Visa Gift Cards, and third place prize is $500.00 in Visa Gift Cards. If you have any questions at all please feel free to e-mail me at USGAPresident@newhaven.edu. I encourage any students who have any questions about UNH or how to get involved to come visit the USGA offices located on the third floor of Bartels Hall. Anytime of the day you can find students who will be able to answer your questions or help you any way they can. As always if you have any concerns log onto www.chargervoice.com and “Let your voice be heard.” Have a great week, Scott Kazar USGA President USGAPresident@newhaven.edu

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SCOPE It Out!

by Michelle Morra

Last week was Comedy Week, and I have to say that it was pretty awesome. Comedy and Lecture brought great comedians, took great trips, gave away great prizes, and laughter filled the air. On Monday, they brought comedian Tim Young to campus. He put on a great show, and by the end, everyone was on the floor laughing. (Ok maybe not on the floor, but they were laughing pretty hard.) It was a great act and everyone that came had a good time. Everyone that came also got a free Comedy Week T-shirt, and who doesn’t love free shirts? On Tuesday, Film Committee and Comedy Lecture joined forces and showed the hilarious movie Little Fockers. The third movie was just as good as the first, with Robert De Niro playing the ex-military father-in-law and Ben Stiller playing the taunted son-in-law. It was full of classic father-in-law/son-in-law bickering, which of course filled the room with laughter. Students also had a great time when Comedy and Lecture gave out more Comedy Week shirts, some new comedy favorite movies, and had free pizza and ice cream. With two committees planning this event, it ended up being fantastic. For Wednesday, Comedy and Lecture planned another comedian who also brought laughter to campus. Comedian Arvin Mitchell was hilarious. He made fun of himself and his family, his travels, and he had a great time making fun of UNH. (But in a good way.) It was another good time , and another great comedian. Instead of a night event on Thursday, Comedy and Lecture had a day event. They brought caricaturist Fred Fassberger to the Programming Space. There was a line out the door, because everyone wanted a caricature of themselves; he did a fantastic job. Students had a great time laughing at themselves. On Friday night, Comedy and Lecture, with the help of Weekend Programming, took a trip to the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Hartford. The students that went in the trip got to enjoy three local comedians, while eating free wings and drinks. The comedians were hilarious, and every student was laughing for hours. On Saturday, Comedy Week ended on a high note. Weekends brought comedian Nikki Glaser to campus. There was a big crowd in Dodds Theater laughing their heads off. After Nikki Glaser, Comedy and Lecture ended the night with the Roast of Jen Cross, SCOPE Chair. Some of Jen’s friends and some of the SCOPE committee heads went up and made of her catch phrases, her bubbly exterior, and other fun aspects. Rochelle LaFrance, Alex Alund, and Bryan LaPointe were hilarious and made everyone laugh, but Jen was a good sport about it and had fun herself. It was a great end to a great laughter filled Comedy Week. Events Coming Up: Rock ‘n Roll Week Brian O’Sullivan – Wednesday April 6 in Bartels Café at 9:00 p.m. Picture This – Thursday April 7 in the Programming Space at 7:00 p.m. Beatles Tribute Band – Friday April 8 in the Quad at 6:00 p.m. R+R Concert featuring Big Shot – Saturday April 9 in the Quad, with DEB Sleep Out

Health and Fitness by Melanie Rovinsky

The Power of Peanut Butter I am a strong believer in the power of peanut butter. As a regular morning runner, my metabolism kicks into high gear around 6:45 a.m. and doesn’t seem to slow down until I go to bed. Unless I feed my body nutritionally satisfying foods, I feel hungry all day long. And one of the only foods that continually keeps me satisfied is peanut butter. Packed with Power Although peanut butter is not a low-fat or low-calorie food, its ability to keep you full may cut down on your between-meal snacking. The average peanut butter, such as my favorite Skippy Creamy, has about seven grams of protein and two grams of fiber per two tablespoon serving. Both protein and fiber curb hunger and keep you feeling full longer. The fat in peanut butter can often seem daunting… especially if you are trying to lose weight. However, remember that peanut butter contains monounsaturated fat (the good kind)! CNN Health reported that peanut butter has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as minimize the risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, the USDA finds no detectable Trans fats in a standard two tablespoon serving of peanut butter. Is Natural Necessary? With more and more natural food stores popping up, there is a growing trend to “go natural.” There are slight differences in taste between commercial and natural peanut butter, with noticeable variations in texture and appearance (mainly, the oil found on the top of the natural product). Other than taste, natural peanut butter contains no preservatives, which gives it a shorter shelf life and requires it to be stored in the refrigerator after opening. Natural PB generally contains less sodium and sugar than the regular product (although most commercial peanut butter only contains about three grams of sugar per serving). Perhaps the biggest reason most people go natural is because they do not want to consume the hydrogenated oils found in regular peanut butter. However, as mentioned above, the USDA finds these fats negligible in an average serving size. My Top 3 Favorite Ways to Eat Peanut Butter The Classic PB & J: Boost the nutrition benefits of peanut butter by pairing it with a great bread. Try two slices of Arnold’s 100% Whole Wheat Bread with two tablespoons of peanut butter and two tablespoons of grape jelly. The bread alone packs an additional 10 grams of protein and six grams of fiber. Apple and PB: This combination is almost as satisfying as peanut butter and chocolate… but a whole lot better for you! Pair one tablespoon of peanut butter with a medium sized Gala apple for a sweet and satisfying snack. The apple is low in calories (about 70) and contains about three grams of fiber. PB & J Oatmeal: This is, by far, my favorite post-workout breakfast. Microwave one-half to one cup of plain quick-cooking oats in the appropriate amount of water. While hot, spoon in one tablespoon of peanut butter and one tablespoon of jelly. Stir in banana slices. This sticky, sweet bowl of deliciousness can keep me full until dinnertime! Half of a cup of oatmeal gives you five grams of protein and four grams of fiber with no additional sugar!

Did You Know? by Joann Wolwowicz

The Pony Express

April 3, 2011 marked the 151st anniversary of the Pony Express. On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail traveled by horse and rider relay teams from St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. Ten days later, on April 13, the westbound rider and mail packet completed the approximately 1,800-mile journey and arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet’s arrival in St. Joseph by two days and setting a new standard for speedy mail delivery. Although ultimately short-lived and unprofitable, the Pony Express captivated America’s imagination and helped win federal aid for a more economical overland postal system. It also contributed to the economy of the towns on its route and served the mail-service needs of the American West in the days before the telegraph or an efficient transcontinental railroad. The Pony Express debuted at a time before radios and telephones, when California, which achieved statehood in 1850, was still largely cut off from the eastern part of the country. Letters sent from New York to the West Coast traveled by ship, which typically took at least a month, or by stagecoach on the recently established Butterfield Express overland route, which could take from three weeks to many months to arrive. Compared to the snail’s pace of the existing delivery methods, the Pony Express’ average delivery time of 10 days seemed like lightning speed. The Pony Express Company, the brainchild of William H. Russell, William Bradford Waddell, and Alexander Majors, owners of a freight business, was set up over 150 relay stations along a pioneer trail across the present-day states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. Riders, who were paid approximately $25 per week and carried loads estimated at up to 20 pounds of mail, were changed every 75 to 100 miles, with horses switched out every 10 to 15 miles. Among the riders was the legendary frontiersman and showman William “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917), who reportedly signed on with the Pony Express at age 14. The company’s riders set their fastest time with Lincoln’s inaugural address, which was delivered in just less than eight days. The initial cost of Pony Express delivery was $5 for every half-ounce of mail. The company began as a private enterprise and its owners hoped to gain a profitable delivery contract from the U.S. government, but that never happened. With the advent of the first transcontinental telegraph line in October 1861, the Pony Express ceased operations. However, the legend of the lone Pony Express rider galloping across the Old West frontier to deliver the mail lives on today. During the 1950s, a portion of the neglected Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph was saved from total extinction and became the Pony Express Museum. M. Karl Goetz and the Goetz Pony Express Foundation, along with aid and support from the Chamber of Commerce, the citizens of St. Joseph, and the St. Joseph Museum, Inc. helped to save this historic structure. After stabilization and renovation of the remaining portion, new exhibits were installed and the stables opened to the public. In 1993, the museum underwent a further renovation to restore the remaining portion of the stables to its original size. Modern, interactive, and educational exhibits were created to depict the need, creation, operation, and termination of the famous mail service that lasted from April 1860 to October 1861. Today the museum continues to stand as a tribute to the legend and legacy of the Pony Express and its enduring era.


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Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. in the German Club was the second annual Mr. UNH hosted by the Professional Convention Managers Association (PCMA), a club on campus who specifically love to host events. There were door prizes, great music, great room design, and lots of fun. There were seven contestants total for Mr. UNH. They included Alex Woron, Julian Garroway, Jaleel Taylor, Erik Swingle, Mike Rapetski, George Gerosa, and Raymond Ng.

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Each of the contestants was very talented and did an excellent job for his part in the pageant. There were some very interesting outfits and performances done by these lucky seven that really made this night a huge success. Like at any other pageant, the guys got to dress up in various costume themes, were asked questions, and were able to show off their talents. The themes included casual wear, the eternally popular swimwear, business wear, and the Celebrity look-alike wear. The judges were asked their opinion after the business wear, and two of the three did not ap-

prove at all of the choic- included a guitar solo (Ra- contestants and the audies some the contestants petski), singing (Ng and ence. The two memorable look-a-likes were that of Alex Woron who dressed like Jesus Christ and turned water into wine, and Raymond Ng who sported a shirt that read Jon Gosselin #1. He was interviewed by Kate’s one and only fan. All of the contestants did a great job, and everyone had a great time. There were two performances done my John Farber and one done by the UNH Step made. One judge asked a Garroway), and interpre- Team that really boosted contestant “would you re- tive dancing (Taylor and the audience participation and excitement. ally go into an interview Gerosa). with no pants?” However, The celebrity look-aErik Swingle won Mr. all the talents were beauti- like part seemed to be a Congeniality determined fully performed, and some great success with both the by the UNH student body

and their participation in the Mr. UNH Penny Wars in the Bartels Lobby before the event. Mike Rapetski won third place, Erik Swingle again won second place, and our new Mr. UNH on campus was George Gerosa! Congratulations to the winners and all of the contestants that participated. They all did a fantastic job. Thank you to PCMA for throwing this wonderful event together, and thank you to the UNH Step Team and John Farber for your excellent performances.

Newspaper Bomb Injures Radiation from Japan Detected in U.S. Rainwater Northern California Man plains Peter Bohan, a local gerous weapons. HowevEnvironmental Protec- Japan in early March.

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In San Francisco, there is an investigation going on into a bomb that was inside a newspaper issue that exploded when an innocent man picked it up in his driveway to read the most recent news stories. Minutes later, the unidentified victim was rushed to the hospital by an ambulance, showing wounds all over his body from the terrifying incident. “The man’s injuries were described as ‘nonfatal,’ but the blast touched off a security scare that lasted several hours,” ex-

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reporter. On that same day, police ordered everyone from forty to fifty nearby homes to stay away from harm by remaining in the safety of their own homes until further notice. Attempting to make sure that this does not happen again, the officers are calling in the FBI, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, the Travis Air Force Base Bomb squad, and the California Highway Patrol. Police also had bombsniffing dogs escorted to the scene along with bomb detection equipment to be used to search the area for more explosives or dan-

er, none were found, and the investigation still remains open. Residents are also taking precaution when opening any packages or checking their mail. Residents on the street were finally able to return to their own homes by 4:00 p.m., five hours after the bomb went off. Police have labeled this as an “isolated incident” for now, until it is determined if the California man was just a random victim or if he was the primary target from the beginning.

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tion Agency’s Radiation Network to screen any radioactivity, air samples Is it safe to drink rain- were also collected from water? Despite recent re- the same Massachusetts ports of radioidine-131, a area. Although no radiaform of radiation, having tion turned up in any air been discovered in Massa- samples in Massachusetts, chusetts precipitation, the a low quantity of radiation answer remains yes. Ra- has been located along dioactive iodine has also parts of the West Coast, been found in Washing- but with no indication of ton, California, and Penn- any threat to human health. sylvania precipitation as The radiation is suspectwell, but the Department ed to have travelled airof Public Health maintains borne from the destroyed that the level of radiation reactors at the Fukushima is so low that it does not Daiichi Nuclear Plant folpose any health risk. lowing the 9.0-magnitude As part of the U.S. earthquake that shattered –––––––––––––––––––––

Search for Radiation Leak Turns Desperate in Japan

By MARI YAMAGUCHI & YURI KAGEYAMA associated press

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TOKYO – Workers used a milky bathwater dye Monday as they frantically tried to trace the path of radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. The crack in a maintenance pit discovered over the weekend was the latest confirmation that radioactivity continues to spill into the environment. The leak is a symptom of the primary difficulty at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex: Radioactive water is pooling around the plant and preventing workers from powering up cooling systems needed to stabilize dangerously vulnerable fuel rods. The plant operators also deliberately dumped 10,000 tons of tainted water — measuring about 500 times above the legal limit for radioactivity — into the ocean Monday to make space at a storage site for water that is even more highly radioactive.

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Even with the discovery of radiation in air and precipitation in select areas of the U.S., Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach assures that regular radiation evaluation will be taking place and is looking to various safeguards for drinking water: “The drinking water supply in Massachusetts is unaffected by this short-term, slight elevation in radiation. We will carefully monitor the drinking water as we exercise an abundance of caution,” he said.

Engineers have turned to a host of improvised and sometimes bizarre methods to tame the nuclear plant after it was crippled in Japan’s magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami on March 11. Efforts over the weekend to clog the leak with a special polymer, sawdust and even shredded newspapers failed to halt the flow at a cracked concrete maintenance pit near the shoreline. The water in that leak contains radioactive iodine at rates 10,000 times the legal limit. Suspecting they might be targeting the wrong channel to the pit, workers tried to confirm the leak’s pathway by dumping several pounds (kilograms) of salts used to give bathwater a milky hue into the system, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday. “There could be other possible passages that the water may be traveling. We must watch carefully and contain it as quickly as possible,” said Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman See JAPAN page 5


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Libyan Rebels Retake Much of Key Oil Town

By RYAN LUCAS

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BREGA, Libya – Libyan rebels on Monday took back much of a strategic oil town that has repeatedly changed hands in weeks of battles with Moammar Gadhafi’s forces along the nation’s northern coast. There were bursts of artillery and shelling from Gadhafi’s forces in the west as rebels pushed into eastern sections of the town. Women and children were seen fleeing Brega as the battle raged. “New Brega is under control of our forces and we are mopping up around the university,” said Lt. Muftah Omar Hamza, a former member of Libya’s air force who had a satellite phone and a GPS around his neck. Brega stretches out over several miles of the coast and is concentrated in three main sections: New Brega, a largely residential area on the east end; West Brega, which includes a refinery and housing for oil workers; and a university between them. West Brega was still contested. The uprising that began in February against Gadhafi’s 42-year rule has reached a stalemate, with a series of towns along one stretch of Mediterranean coastline passing back and forth multiple times between the two sides. Though the regime’s forces are more powerful and plentiful, they have

been unable to decisively defeat a poorly equipped and badly organized rebel force backed by NATO airstrikes that have kept the Gadhafi loyalists in check. Rebel forces made up of defected army units and armed civilians have seized much of Libya’s eastern coast, but have been unable to push westward toward the capital, Tripoli. Two rebel advances on Sirte, a Gadhafi stronghold on the road to Tripoli, were cut well short, and government forces pushed the opposition back 100 miles (160 kilometers) or more after each attempt. Rebels were hoping for more this time. “We’re advancing. By today we’ll have full control of Brega,” said Salam Idrisi, 42, a rebel fighter. “We’re more organized now, and that’s played a big role.” Italy on Monday recognized the rebel-led Libyan National Transitional Council as the country’s only legitimate voice on Monday, becoming only the third country, after France and Qatar, to do so. After speaking with the council’s foreign envoy, Ali al-Essawi, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said the only way to resolve the conflict in the former Italian colony is for Gadhafi to leave — along with his sons. “They are leaders of the military operations against Libyans,” Al-Essawi said,

explaining why the council refuses to accept one of Gadhafi’s sons as Libya’s leader. Frattini also said proposals by a Libyan government envoy Abdul-Ati al-Obeidi, who met with Greek officials Sunday, were “not credible” because nothing was said about Gadhafi’s departure. Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said that based on al-Obeidi’s comments, “it appears that the regime is seeking a solution,” but few other details of the Athens talks were released publicly. AlObeidi, a former Libyan prime minister, arrived Monday in Turkey for talks with senior officials, Turkey’s Anatolia news agency said, and he plans to also travel to Malta. Gadhafi’s government has declared several ceasefires but has not abided by them, and the council says it will not negotiate with him or settle for less than his ouster. Gadhafi’s efforts to crush the uprising that began Feb. 15 led the international community to approve the U.N. resolution and launch airstrikes, which initially were U.S.led but are now controlled by NATO. Of the popular uprisings across the Arab world inspired by those in Tunisia and Egypt, Libya’s has been the most violent. On Sunday, Gadhafi’s forces pressed on with attacks against Misrata, the last key city in the westSee REBELS page 6

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Obama Re-Election Launches With Email, Website

Obama of failing to lead on the budget and entitlement spending. And former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican competing for the chance to take on the Democrat next fall, released his own web video in which he says: “How can America win the future, when we’re losing the present? In order for America to take a new direction, it’s going to take a new president.” Widely expected, Obama’s campaign launch was planned to coincide with the second fundraising quarter of the year. Filing paperwork will allow the president to begin raising money in earnest for what allies say could be a record-breaking haul of more than $1 billion for his campaign. That begins this month; he’s slated to visit major money venues of Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the coming weeks. The campaign is based in Chicago, and many of the same people from his first bid remain involved, including former campaign manager David Plouffe, who now is in the White House, and chief political strategist David Axelrod. Managing the campaign this time is Jim Messina, who played a senior role in the first bid and in the White House. Messina has spent the past few months touring the country to lay the groundwork with donors in hopes of

building a massive fundraising network featuring both large and small contributions. He’s asked some 400 donors — called bundlers — to bring in at least $350,000 this year; the re-election website is geared toward raising money from grass-roots backers. Obama raised $750 million for his 2008 campaign. Obama faces no primary challenger. On the other side, the race for the GOP presidential nomination is just getting under way; more than a dozen Republicans are considering seeking the chance to challenge Obama in the next election. Only a few have taken the initial steps toward a candidacy; Pawlenty is among them. Several more are expected go forward to this month, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran in 2008 and lost the GOP nomination. It’s a wide open race with no clear front-runner. Nevertheless, Obama said he’s not taking anything for granted. “We’re doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you — with people organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers, and friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build,” he said in the note to supporters. “So even though I’m focused on the job you longer this continues, the more radioactive particles will be released and the greater the impact on the ocean,” Edano said. “We are strongly urging TEPCO that they have to take immediate action to deal

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elected me to do, and the race may not reach full speed for a year or more, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today,” Obama added. He directed them to the new red, white and blue website for what he said was “a campaign that’s farther-reaching, more focused, and more innovative than anything we’ve built before.” The website features Obama’s new campaign logo — 2012 with the rising sun in the background, a version of his 2008 campaign logo — and announces that the campaign is kicking off. “We’re opening up offices, unpacking boxes, and starting a conversation with supporters like you to help shape our path to victory, and this is where you say you’re in,” it says, urging people to organize and donate. The video is a montage of testimonials from a demographically diverse group of backers who intend to stay involved in this campaign. “It needs to reflect the changes that we’ve seen in the last two-and-a-half years,” says Katherine from Colorado. “Then we had an underdog senator. Nobody thought that he had a chance. And now he’s the president.” Gladys from Nevada adds: “We’re not leaving it up to chance” and “It’s an election that we have to win.”

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for the Nuclear Safety and Industrial Agency. Radioactive water has pooled throughout the plant because the operator has been forced to rely on makeshift ways of pumping water into the reactors” and allowing it to gush out wherever it can” to bring down temperatures and pressure in the cores. Government officials conceded Sunday that it will likely be several months before the cooling systems are completely restored. And even after that happens, there will be years of work ahead to clean up the area around the complex and figure out what to do with it. The makeshift system makes it difficult to contain the radiation leaks, but it is aimed preventing fuel rods from going into a full meltdown that would release even more radioactivity into the environment. “We must keep putting water into the reactors to cool to prevent further fuel damage, even though we know that there is a side effect, which is the leak-

age,” Nishiyama said. “We want to get rid of the stagnant water and decontaminate the place so that we can return to our primary task to restore the sustainable cooling capacity as quickly as possible.”

is threatening to interfere with the workings at those units, whose reactors are under control. Radioactivity is quickly diluted in the ocean, and Edano said the dump should not affect the safety

(20-centimeter-long) crack was discovered in the maintenance pit over the weekend. It is sending radioactive water into area that is normally blocked off by a seawall, but a crack was also discovered

To that end, the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said it jettisoned the 10,000 tons of water Monday, clearing space in a waste-storage facility. The government decided to allow the step as “an unavoidable emergency measure,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said. An additional 1,500 tons will be dumped from a trench under the plant’s units 5 and 6. That water

of seafood in the area. The crisis has unfolded as Japan deals with the aftermath of twin natural disasters that decimated large swaths of its northeastern coast. Up to 25,000 people are believed to have died in the disaster, and tens of thousands lost their homes. Thousands more were forced to flee a 12-mile (20-kilometer) radius around the plant because of the radiation. The 8-inch-long

in that outer barrier Monday. Though it later authorized the dumping of slightly radioactive water, the government said Monday it was growing concerned about the sheer volume of contaminated materials spilling into the Pacific. It is not clear how much water has leaked from the pit so far. “Even if they say the contamination will be diluted in the ocean, the

day it is ordering fencing that is typically used to contain oil spills. The screens are not designed to trap radioactivity but might curtail the flow of water and thus reduce the spread of contamination, said TEPCO manager Teruaki Kobayashi. It was not clear when they would arrive. All of the plant’s reactors were designed by General Electric, and the company’s CEO met Sunday with TEPCO’s chairman. Jeffrey Immelt told reporters Monday that more than 1,000 engineers from GE and its partner Hitachi are helping to analyze the problems AN AP PHOTO at the plant. with this.” Immelt also ofThe crisis has sparked fered assistance in dealing protests in Japan and raised with the electricity shortquestions around the world age brought on by damage about the safety of nuclear to Dai-ichi and other powpower. The head of the In- er plants. Japan is expectternational Atomic Energy ing a shortfall of at least Agency told delegates at a 10 million kilowatts come nuclear safety conference summer. Monday that the industry Gas turbines are on cannot afford to ignore their way from the U.S. these concerns. with both long- and short“We cannot take a ‘busi- term capabilities, Immelt ness as usual’ approach,” said. Yukiya Amano said. The operator said Mon-


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NTSB: Cracks Found in 3 Grounded Southwest Planes planes have been found ing that hadn't been dis-

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YUMA, Ariz. – Three more Southwest Airlines jetliners have small, subsurface cracks that are similar to the cracks suspected of playing a role in the fuselage tear of a Boeing 737-300, causing the aircraft to lose pressure and forcing a frightening emergency landing, officials said. The 5-foot-long hole tore open in the passenger cabin roof area shortly after the plane left Phoenix for Sacramento, Calif., Friday afternoon. None of the 118 people aboard was seriously hurt as the plane descended from 34,400 feet to a military base in Yuma, 150 miles southwest of Phoenix. Since then Southwest grounded its 79 other Boeing 737-300s and began inspecting them. Sunday night, another Southwest Boeing jet was diverted, this time because of a burning electrical smell in the passenger cabin, Southwest and Los Angeles International Airport officials said. The plane carrying 142 people was en route from Oakland, Calif., to San Diego, when it made an unscheduled landing about 8 p.m. PDT in Los Angeles, where passengers changed planes and continued on their journey, Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger said. No one was hurt. She said the cause of electrical smell is being investigated, but it "was completely unrelated to the issue in Arizona." She said Sunday's aircraft was also a Boeing 737-300, the same model of aircraft involved in the Phoenix flight. In its statement on the inspections, Southwest said Sunday that two con’t from page 1

Only a small number of schools and colleges have programs to educate our youth about the dangers of eating disorders. During Delta Phi Epsilon’s ANAD week, they will be trying to spread awareness about having a positive body image and also educating others on

to cracks similar to those in the stricken aircraft and will be evaluated and repaired before they are returned to service. A National Transportation Safety Board member told The Associated Press later that a third plane had been found with cracks developing. The other 19 aircraft inspected so far showed no problems and will be returned to service. Checks on the remaining jets are expected to be completed by late Tuesday, the airline said. That means flight cancelations will likely continue until the planes are back in the air. About 600 flights in all were canceled over the weekend after Southwest grounded 79 of its planes. The cracks found in the three planes developed in two lines of riveted joints that run the length of the aircraft. The agency is focusing its probe on the area of the cracks but has not determined that the cracks caused the rupture. NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt said Boeing was developing a "service bulletin" for all 737-300 models with comparable flight cycle time as the Arizona jet, which was 15 years old and had about 39,000 takeoff and landing cycles. There are 931 such models in service worldwide, 288 of which in the U.S. fleet. Boeing's bulletin would strongly suggest extensive checks of two lines of "lap joints" that run the length of the fuselage. The NTSB has not mandated the checks, but Sumwalt said the FAA is likely to make them mandatory. The tear along a riveted "lap joint" near the roof of the stricken plane above the midsection shows evidence of extensive crack-

covered during routine maintenance before the flight — and probably wouldn't have been unless mechanics specifically looked for it — officials said. "What we saw with Flight 812 was a new and unknown issue," Mike Van de Ven, Southwest executive vice president and chief operating officer, said. "Prior to the event regarding Flight 812, we were in compliance with the FAA-mandated and Boeing-recommended structural inspection requirements for that aircraft." Sumwalt said that the rip was a foot wide, and that it started along a joint where two sections of the plane's skin are riveted together. An examination showed extensive preexisting damage along the entire tear. Further inspection found more cracks in areas that had not torn open. The riveted joints that run the length of the plane were previously not believed to be a fatigue problem and not normally subjected to extensive checks, Sumwalt said. "Up to this point only visual inspections were required for 737s of this type because testing and analysis did not indicate that more extensive testing was necessary," Sumwalt said. That will likely change after Friday's incident, he said. The FAA declined to say if it was requiring other operators to check their aircraft for similar flaws. The NTSB also could issue urgent recommendations for inspections on other 737s if investigators decide a problem has been overlooked. Federal records show cracks were found and

ern half of the country still largely under rebel control despite a weekslong assault. Government troops besieged civilian areas for around two hours Sunday morning with Grad rockets and mortar shells and lined a main street with snipers, said a doctor in the city. Two shells landed on a field hospital, killing one person and injuring 11, he said. The attacks, including tank fire, began again

NASA Delays Next Space Shuttle Launch by 1 1/2 weeks sians were reluctant to strikes, hail and even fun-

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA is delaying its next space shuttle flight — the last voyage of Endeavour with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' astronaut husband in charge. The flight was postponed because the original April 19 date conflicts with Russia's plans to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station. Endeavour is now scheduled to blast off April 29 with Mark Kelly at the helm. It will be the next-to-last shuttle mission. Shuttle Atlantis will close out the 30-year shuttle program this summer. NASA announced the postponement Monday, after conferring over the weekend with the Russian Space Agency and other space station partners. An unmanned Russian cargo ship is set to blast off at the end of April. NASA did not want the craft docking at the space station while Endeavour was still there. Now, the cargo ship will arrive first. NASA spokesman Allard Beutel said the Rus-

postpone the supply run because of a time-sensitive biological experiment aboard the craft. Kelly and five crewmates will deliver a $2 billion physics experiment to the space station, as well as critical spare parts to keep the orbiting outpost run-

nel clouds to Kennedy Space Center. Only inconsequential damage was found on the insulating foam of Endeavour's external fuel tank, officials said. Kelly returned to training in February after taking time off to be at his

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ning for another decade. The two-week mission will be the last for Endeavour, the baby of NASA's shuttle fleet. It was built to replace Challenger, which was destroyed during liftoff in 1986. The postponement puts the launch, scheduled for 3:47 p.m., on the same day as the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Endeavour is checking out fine at the launch pad following last week's severe storms that brought high wind, lightning

wife's hospital bedside. Giffords was shot in the head in Tucson, Ariz., in early January. She is recuperating in Houston, home to Kelly and the rest of NASA's astronaut corps. Kelly said last week that he's awaiting doctors' final approval for his wife to attend his launch. In Kazakhstan, meanwhile, two Russians and an American were poised to blast off Monday as the newest station crew. They will join three astronauts already in orbit.

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Measure Your Heart, Not Your Waist what to do if someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder. ANAD is represented by a purple ribbon, so be sure to stop by the table they will be having in Bartels during the week. If you make a donation, you can put your name on a purple paper heart that will alter be hung in the Bartel’s win-

dows. Each donation will also receive either a bracelet or bumper-sticker. The events for the week will be as follows. Monday, April 11 is “No Make-Up Monday.” The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon encourage everyone to support natural beauty and to show that everyone is beautiful in their own way.

after nightfall, he said. He did not want to be identified by name out of fear for his security. A Turkish ship carrying 250 wounded from Misrata docked in Benghazi, the rebels’ de facto capital, on Sunday. The boat, which carried medical supplies, was also expected to pick up around 60 wounded people being treated in various hospitals in Benghazi, as well as 30 Turks and 40 people from Greece, Ukraine, Britain,

Uzbekistan, Germany and Finland. A military plane from Jordan landed in Benghazi on Monday carrying medical supplies. Jordanian Col. Aqab Abu Abu Windi, who arrived on the plane, said it contained seven and one half tons of medical supplies to help the Libyan people and promised, “This plane is just the beginning.”

Libyan Rebels Retake Much of Key Oil Town

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Tuesday, April 12 will be “Wear Purple” to support ANAD. Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. in the German club, there will be a personal trainer guest speaker. Following the speaker, there will be the second annual “Work Out with the Deephers” at 9:00 p.m. There will be door prizes of personal trainer

sessions, gift cads, DVDs, and much more! To finish off the week, on Thursday, April 14, there will be a Bon Fire in the Bixler/Botwinik Quad at 9:00 p.m. to remember those who have died from eating disorders and show hope for those currently suffering. Come and enjoy music, s’mores, and trail mix.

Always remember, that it is always better to measure your heart, not your waist. Please join Delta Phi Epsilon in supporting a healthy body image.

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Royal Finances: Will Kate Be Signing a Prenup? might sign a premarital contract. Although prenuptial agreements are common in the United States, in Britain they remain rare for most couples — never mind the royal family. British courts agreed to recognize such deals only in the last year after a slew of high-profile divorce awards gave London a reputation as the “divorce capital of the world.” Stewart said Britain’s royals need to recognize that when it comes to divorce, they’re just like commoners under U.K. law. And with large amounts of royal wealth most likely tied up in trusts, which can be hard to get access to, it’s important to hammer out the details now just in case, he says. “In the 21st century, there is a real need for any couple in the public arena to enter into a properly drawn up prenup,” Stewart said. One need look no further than the very ugly — and public — split between William’s parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles. The prince’s former financial adviser,

Geoffrey Bignell, told Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper in 2004 that Diana “took him to the cleaners,” and claimed that Charles handed over his entire personal fortune — widely reported to be more than 17 million pounds ($27 million today) — when their marriage ended after 15 years in 1996. But it is by no means certain an ex-wife will clean up. Following her 1996 divorce from Prince Andrew after 10 years of marriage, Sarah Ferguson complained that her reported 800,000 pound ($1.3 million today) settlement was meager. Years later, she is believed to have hired Diana’s attorney to negotiate a much bigger divorce settlement after dealing with crushing debt. But even that history doesn’t mean the royals will think twice: Charles is widely reported to have ignored legal advice and opted to go without a prenup when he wed his second wife, Camilla, in 2005. While some say it’s tacky to talk about divorce at such a happy time as a wedding, doing so is a

takes the form of a tree including “Time Travel- stump hollowed in furer” (2009) “Immanence” ther at each tree-ring, but (2007) and “Self-Form” could easily be mistaken (2004) present images in for a wooden model of an black & white that present ancient coliseum, among themselves to many differ- other things. ent interpretations. The Earth is Not a The last artist in the Cold Dead Place opened exhibit, Matthew Weber, on Tuesday, March 29 in creates works that explore the Seton Art Gallery in the interaction between the Dodds. A reception was environment and architec- held on Thursday, March ture, such as with “Hollow 31 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 Ring Trace” (2004), which p.m., where the curators

and a few of the artists were available to answer questions. The exhibit will remain open until Friday, April 22. While it’s open, anyone may come in and view the works on display. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit the gallery and witness the results of not only the hard work of the artists, but that of the student curators as well.

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The planes that were grounded over the weekend have not had their skin replaced. Southwest said "based on this incident and the additional findings, we expect further action from Boeing and the FAA for operators of the 737-300 fleet worldwide." Boeing did not immediately return messages left Sunday. US Airways operates 19 of the older-model 737300s. Airline spokeswoman Liz Landau said they have not been grounded and no additional inspections are being done. In July 2009, a football-sized hole opened up in-flight in the fuselage of another of Southwest's Boeing 737s, depressurizing the cabin. Sumwalt said the two incidents appeared to be unrelated. A fuselage failure, although extremely rare, can have deadly consequences. In 1988, cracks caused part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 to peel open while the jet flew from Hilo to Honolulu. A flight attendant was sucked out of the plane and plunged to her death, and dozens of passengers were injured.

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LONDON – British divorce lawyers have words of warning for Prince William: Not all fairy tales have happy endings. The prince is set to wed his longtime love Kate Middleton on April 29, but if history is any guide, divorce lawyers say the second-in-line to the British throne would be well advised to sign a prenuptial agreement. “It’s an absolute statistical no-brainer that a prenuptial agreement would be highly beneficial in this case,” said divorce lawyer James Stewart from the firm Manches, which handled the multimillion divorce case between Madonna and director Guy Ritchie. Britain’s royal family has been plagued by a string of failed marriages. Three of Queen Elizabeth II’s four children have been divorced, and William’s uncle on his mother’s side, Charles Spencer, has two ex-wives. Prince William’s office declined to comment on whether the future king

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NTSB: Cracks Found in 3 Grounded Southwest Planes spokeswoman said. leasing the pressure.

repaired a year ago in the frame of the same Southwest plane. A March 2010 inspection found 10 instances of cracking in the aircraft frame, which is part of the fuselage, and another 11 instances of cracked stringer clips, which help hold the plane's skin on, according to an AP review of FAA records of maintenance problems for the Arizona plane. The records show the cracks were either repaired or the damaged parts replaced. Cracking accounted for a majority of the 28 problem reports filed as a result of that inspection. It's common for fuselage cracks to be found during inspections of aging planes, especially during scheduled heavymaintenance checks in which planes are taken apart so that inspectors can see into areas not normally visible. The Arizona jetliner had gone through about 39,000 cycles of pressurizing, generally a count of takeoffs and landings. Cracks can develop from the constant cycle of pressurizing for flight, then re-

Southwest officials said it had undergone all inspections required by the FAA. They said the plane was given a routine inspection Tuesday and underwent its last so-called heavy check, a more costly and extensive overhaul, in March 2010. The decompression happened about 18 1/2 minutes after takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after the pilots reached their cruising altitude. They immediately donned their oxygen masks, declared an emergency and briefly considered returning to Phoenix before the cabin crew told them of the extent of the damage, Sumwalt said. "They discussed landing in Phoenix, but quickly upon getting the assessment decided to divert to Yuma because it was the closest suitable airport," he said. The plane's voice and data recorders were being examined in Washington. Southwest operates about 170 of the 737-300s in its fleet of 548 planes, but it replaced the aluminum skin on many of the 300s in recent years, a

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necessary evil, said Matthew Brunsdon Tully, a professor of family law at the London School of Economics and practicing divorce attorney. Divorce can be costly, time-consuming, stressful and public — all symptoms that a prenup can help alleviate, giving a sense of security to both sides, he said. “A prenup might be seen as anathema to the idea that the marriage vow is supposed to be for life ... but you can’t ignore the statistics,” said Brunsdon Tully. With divorce rates at all-time highs “it’s probably prudent of people to at least consider what might happen.” So what’s at stake? William stands to gain an inheritance from the queen, whose fortune was recently estimated at around 290 million pounds ($467 million) by the Sunday Times 2010 “Rich List.” The second-in-line to the British throne also got a share of his Diana’s nearly $34 million estate

— the bulk of which came from her divorce settlement, but it is believed much of his money is tied up in trusts. Middleton comes from an well-off family herself but any agreement would need to ensure she is looked after, keeping up her homes and her standard of living, experts said. It would most likely be generous to ensure the prenup is not challenged as unfair after a divorce. “They would want to make sure that things are done by the book to keep it out of the public arena,” said Brunsdon Tully. A confidentiality clause also would be a must, Stewart added, noting that “the last thing this family would want” would be a scintillating interview — akin to one given by Diana just before the divorce — that exposes the royal family’s inner workings. “Kate is joining a family known as ‘The Firm,’ and every other employee of the royal household has a contract of employment

which includes a fairly severe gagging clause,” Stewart noted. Other European royals have signed prenups. Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria signed a prenuptial agreement with her husband and former personal trainer Daniel Westling that says that he would only be entitled to half of the couple’s private household possessions in a divorce — not Victoria’s inheritance or her income. Despite any alleged advantages, London-based celebrity divorce lawyer Raymond Tooth isn’t convinced William and Middleton will sign a contingency plan. He noted that they have known each other for a long time, saying “it’s not a whirlwind recent romance” at risk of suddenly falling apart. Besides, Tooth thinks if a deal was signed, there would be rumors by now. “It would have leaked out if there was one,” Tooth said. “Nothing is secret anymore.”

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way of making this event happen. Some of the issues came from trying to have the models stay during practices to make sure that everything ran smoothly. Manning gave most of the credit for this show to Livingston Steele, Rriauna Hagans, and Jennifer Muriel. Her three coordinators put in an incredible amount of effort to ensure that the fashion show was on a course to success. Steele said he was in charge of constructing the scenes for the show, creating the choreography of each scene, how many people were expected to be in each scene of the show, and the clothing needed to accommodate each scene. “It was all a combined effort of the three coordinators that helped decide upon the theme of the show,” continued Steele. Like Manning, Steele also said the most difficult part of the show was gathering everyone for practices. “The coordinators of the show tried their best to work out all of their difficulties before the show would premiere,” said Steele. Hagans also had her fair share of responsibilities. She was in charge of clothing, hair styles, make up for the models, and the choreography for them as well. Looking up and smiling to herself, Hagans reflected back on all the accomplishments made before and after the show. “After everything we went through we pulled it off,” Hagans said. Janine Jean- Pierre, a

sophomore at UNH was one of the many models that were featured in the show. Pierre said that she thought the show was very successful, but wished more clothing stores would have contributed. She also said that she was able to fit in practices with her schedule without a problem. Pierre gave a confident smirk when asked if she was nervous before going out on stage. “I just knew that I had to rip the runway,” Pierre said. Shniqua Christian, secretary of CSA was also one of the models that was in the show. Christian was experienced in assisting CSA for their fashion shows, so she was not nervous as she walked down the stage. Christian had just finished taking a final before coming to prepare for the show that same night. She did think however that a few more practices would have been beneficial, but thought the show was an overall success. “I would rate this show a nine out of ten because we had everything that we wanted, but there is always room for improvement,” Manning said as she commented on the success of the show. As the last set of models came out in their Caribbean outfits, they waved their flags proudly as the beats of calypso echoed throughout the Rec Center. Accomplishment and joy began to appear in their smiles as the show came to an end.

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Plush Boutique, D.E.B. and Enclave Clothing Boutique. The event was hosted by Raven Shelton and Demetrius Washington. Throughout the show, music was provided by DJ Amazin. This event was also a fundraiser for the Red Cross to help raise money for those affected by the past earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan. Donations were taken before audience members walked into the main seating area of the Rec Center. CSA president, Chenellia “Nellye” Manning spoke about what it took to put this whole show together. She stated that it was a collaborative effort from many clubs and organizations. Clubs like the Black Student Union, the Latin American Student Association, and the UNH Field Hockey team were there to support CSA in producing this show. Organizations such as Lambda Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Iota Alpha also lent a helping hand. Manning was in charge of coordination, lights, and the stage throughout the process of making this show happen. Manning said that putting together this show took about eight months, and during those months, there were many aspects into making the show complete. CSA had an open audition for casting the models, and from there, the models would try out to be included in the show. However, there were some difficulties along the

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Last Thursday, USGA elections wrapped up and the email was sent out announcing next year’s president, Scott Kazar, treasurer, Danielle Palladino, and eighteen senators. Those who didn’t win bowed out graciously, and as you can see in this issue, Tim Farmer even wrote a concession letter; what a great guy! Unfortunately however, not everyone keeps their heads on straight when competition of any kind is going on, and while the folks who were actually running did just fine, some onlookers took it upon themselves

By JOANN WOLWOWICZ ASSISTANT EDITOR

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For the past couple of weeks at USGA, The Charger Bulletin has been trying to get more clubs and organizations involved in using the newspaper to promote themselves and to advertise events. The lack of response to our invitation has been disheartening, especially since it is a perfect opportunity to show the university what your club or organization is involved in on campus and to attract new members. A common misconception about The Charger Bulletin is that you have to be an English or Journalism major in order to write an article. This is at least the question we answer the most at club fairs. It is far from true, since neither Matt, the Editor-in-chief, nor I are anything close to

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vote for their preferred candidate. I was wrong to assume, as it seems that a group of people, albeit a small one, did not get that memo. It’s entirely unnecessary, and in the case of UNH USGA elections, completely useless since I doubt anyone’s mind was actually changed by negativity. Every year, SCOPE puts on Spring Weekend, a key component of which is Spring Concert. Freshman year, I was excited to see Third Eye Blind and relive some 90’s memories, and sophomore year, while I didn’t really care for any of the groups (Travie McCoy, 3OH3!, and Cobra

Starship), I decided to enjoy the concert a different way, by getting involved with setup, security, and breakdown. Every year, some people complain about who SCOPE gets for Spring Concert, but this year a rumor spread before they even had a date for the release party. I have NO idea who is coming for Spring Concert, and no one has told me one way or another whether the rumor was true or false, but I don’t think that really matters. SCOPE as a whole, and the Chair and two Assistant Chairs put a lot of work into everything they do, and for a large number of people to become adamant because of a rumor is

unacceptable. Their choice is made with the help of the online survey of preferred genres, and based on those results, artists are booked. If you don’t like the end result, try to find a way to be productive and have fun with Spring Concert by volunteering rather than just complaining. Now that that’s out of the way, I hope too see all of you at the SCOPE Spring Concert release party this Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bartels Programming Space. Just do us all a favor and don’t be bitter if your all time favorite artist isn’t performing; Spring Weekend is about all UNH students, not just you.

would receive by publishing things in The Charger Bulletin, consider this. If an article is written about an event that has been a success, people reading the article might be interested in future events that particular club puts on. Also, a successful event shines a good light on your organization, especially since many members of the faculty and staff read the newspaper. Show this campus that your organization is accomplishing something important and that it is a success. Another primary reason would be to advertise your events to the entire campus. If you send us a flyer for your event, it is bound to catch someone’s attenwould think it is. So give tion, especially since many yourselves some credit, people delete their emails open up a word document, without reading them on and give it a shot. this campus. It might also If you are wonder- attract new members to ing what possible benefit your organization. If you your club or organization want to boost your at-

tendance at meetings and events, maybe a new way to advertise is in order. If you would like to submit a flyer, email it in pdf form to chargerbulleitn@newhaven.edu by Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. for the following week’s paper. Now that you are all overwhelmed, where do you start? Luckily for you, we here at The Charger Bulletin just opened up a new feature in the newspaper entitled “Organization Spotlight.” If you are in a club or organization that would like to have their organization spotlighted in our paper, have someone send in a short article (about half a page, single spaced) about the club or organization. Feel free to include a picture of all of your members to go along with the article. Since it’s opening, we have only had one organization take advantage of the feature. We’d like to see more peo-

ple partake. If you are having trouble writing an article, what some advice, or even just have a question, feel free to stop by and visit The Charger Bulletin on the third floor of Bartels. Next year, I plan on hosting a workshop or two for clubs, organizations, and those just interested in becoming staff writers on writing for a newspaper. But remember, it honestly isn’t that hard. If you have any questions at all, but can’t make it during one of my office hours, feel free to email me at chargerbulletinae@ newhaven.edu. I look forward to seeing many new articles. So if you are interested in becoming a staff writer, email us at chargerbulletin@newhaven.edu.

to be a little less cordial during the elections. This isn’t the only time lately that people have been a bit poor at handling themselves; before SCOPE even got a chance to announce the Spring Concert bands, Facebook was haven to people complaining and ranting! I think a new rule should be made; don’t say things or post things online that attack other people, that don’t match the facts, or that are purely unjustified. While negative campaigns are used in the

“real” world, I felt that I could rest assured that

English or Journalism majors. I am a Forensic Science major and have not taken a single journalism course here at the university. This proves that your major has nothing to do with it. So, everyone should be writing articles, whether you are majoring in anything from a science to an art. Another “qualification” I think that many of you set for yourselves when considering writing something for The Charger Bulletin is that you have to be a fantastic writer. This is also far from what we expect from the articles submitted. All articles are read through by myself many times before they are printed. I have seen many different levels of writing, and as of now, there has not

been anything that I could not decipher. So please, try it. I guarantee you that any article you submit is not as badly written as you

people would have the sense to avoid telling others to not to vote for someone, rather than saying to

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“Thank You for the support” To the student body, I would just like to publicly thank everyone for your support of my campaign for USGA President. While I did not win, the positive feedback I received was incredible. I look forward to continuing to serving you, my peers, in any way possible over my final two years here at UNH. I would like to congratulate Scott Kazar on winning reelection. I have no doubt he will do a great job in the role of USGA President for the upcoming year. Again, thank you all for your support; it really meant a lot. I will never stop fighting for what is right in USGA. Your Good Neighbor, Timmy Farmer

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I have to say that the Open House on Sunday, April 3, 2011 was a lot of I heard that the university may be planning to change the parking policy fun. I know most students don’t like these events because it jams things up for next year. So, keep a look out. for the day. But think of it this way; most of us went to one of these events when we where applying, so why not let these kids have their day as well? I believe that my biggest complaint this week is going to be about the sheer number of stupid people that I have seen around. It seems like they The weather seems to finally be getting into warmer temperatures, which are coming out of the woodwork! Will everyone please do me a favor? Please is great for all of us. I think we can all agree that the good weather and be- use your brains! ing able to wear less clothing comes at a good time. “A Day without Shoes” was this Tuesday, and it is an event that I wholeheartedly embrace every year (and everyday if I can).

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My prime example will be something that happened during the Open House on Sunday. The buses that were being used for the day were taking up one whole side of the street between the Rec center and Botwinik. However, someone, against their better judgment, decided to park in the middle of the road, blocking it off completely so that other traffic could not get through. This was also while he talked on his cell phone, apparently “waiting for someone.” He could have instead of pulled up to the parking lot 10 feet ahead of him. He then had the audacity to give me an attitude when I questioned him about it. This person he was waiting for did not show up for another 15 minutes.

Courtney's Weekly Words

By Courtney Faber

skepsis (skep’-sis) n. philosophic doubt as to the objective reality of phenomena; (broadly) a skeptical outlook or attitude. [from Greek skepsis “examination, doubt, skeptical philosophy.”] Fact of the week: The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927. Did they seriously just say that? “Fiction writing is great; you can make up almost anything.”
 -Ivana Trump, on finishing her first novel Weekly Thought: Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll need them on your way down. -Wilson Mizner

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By Kait Richmond & Shawn Tremblay

For our latest review, we decided to leave the City of New Haven and venture to the land of Hamden, CT. This is our furthest review at about 20 minutes from campus (less if you know where you’re going). Hamden, like New Haven, has a ton of ‘hole-inthe-wall’ places that are just dying to see new customers. Mikro is no different. Even though Mikro is famous for its huge beer selection (this seems like a common trend with us), that isn’t why we decided to go or why we would go again. The menu is constantly changing, which lets you have something new each time you go in. Your pallet will never be bored. Every option on the menu is packed with flavor! We ordered a few items off the menu. The appetizer we chose was a dish of kettle chips with rosemary and olive oil hummus. It was okay. Rosemary is very strong which made the hummus a little intense. We shared two main dishes: chicken flatbread and their pasta of the day. The chicken flatbread was a great textural experience with very collaborative flavors. Mikro takes a grilled flatbread and places chipotle sauce over it and layers mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken, and red onion over it. Delicious. The pasta of the day consisted of fettuccine, pancetta truffle, basil pesto, asparagus, and peas. At $12 you cannot beat this peppery and light pasta. What is great about Mikro is that the food doesn’t sit heavily in your stomach. This could mean more room for drinks, but we decided that meant more room for dessert! Our cookies and cream ice cream was covered with peanuts, pretzels, kettle corn, and caramel. It’s a party for any mouth! Collectively it tasted like a candy bar—a very satisfying candy bar. Overall: 4 out of 5 stars Category: Taproom, unique dishes Service: Friendly, helpful Selection: Frequently changing menu Aesthetics: Unintentionally trendy, seemingly small, cozy, fun Atmosphere: Friendly, Social


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pointment for Kansas fans, because VCU really had this one seed team working hard, only to lose by 10 points. UConn played a hard game to defeat San Diego, and Butler once again came out on top over Florida, who was said to have one of the best defensive teams in this tournament. The four seed Kentucky left the two seed UNC in

their dust to proceed on to the final four. With that being said, is there anybody out there who still has a viable bracket worthy of some sort of money? Probably not, but there are two individuals who had all of the final four picks correct out of 5.9 million people in the ESPN March Madness bracket. Very impressive since there are no longer any one seed teams

left in these two matchups, and the chances of picking these unlikely teams in the final four was slim. Even more surprising is that one of the two men based his guesses on his ignorance of the NCAA basketball and pure luck. The Final Four teams of 2011 consisted of Kentucky, UConn, VCU, and Butler. Any of these four teams had the skill and po-

tential to move on to the next and last round. However, Kentucky made its fourteenth appearance in the final four only to have it taken away by UConn in a devastating one point loss. The Cinderella team VCU did not play the way they have throughout the tournament and gave away many of their opportunities for vital baskets, which lead to their eight

point defeat to Butler. As a result, the eight seed Butler will be up against the three seed UConn for the NCAA Championship. It will indeed be quite a game for UConn and Butler fans, with these two teams battling it out, because both talented teams have made it this far. But only one team can win it all.

and 6-2 in the NE-10 competition. Pace went to 128, 4-2 in league play. Game One The Chargers delivered a dominating performance en route to a lopsided 8-0 victory in the first game of the afternoon. Sophomore Christina Gelardi put the Chargers on the board in the first inning with an RBI single to bring Brandy Dianno around for a quick lead. Gelardi then came around to score on an RBI groundout from Lindsay Couturior, granting New Haven a 2-0 advantage. The Chargers mustered another run in the third

and then blew the game open with five more in the fifth. UNH registered six hits in the inning, including an RBI from five different players. Starting pitcher Alana Wesche only needed one of those runs, as she scattered three hits over five shutout innings for her eighth victory of the season. Game Two The back end of the doubleheader also featured an offensive outburst, this time from both squads. The Chargers mustered the game’s first run in the top of the first inning, when Chelsea Har-

old came around to score on a Setter throwing error. However, Pace battled back with three runs in the bottom half, one run in the second and two more in the third for a 6-1 lead through three frames. New Haven wouldn’t go away though, as Kerri Tricinelli pulled the Chargers to within four after a solo-shot in the fourth inning. UNH kept the bats hot and added three more in the fifth, cutting its deficit to just one run. Lindsay Couturior, Tricinelli and Brooke Fisher each drove in a run, as the Chargers trailed 6-5 with two in-

nings left to play. Pitcher Micah Stonesifer held the Setters scoreless in the bottom half of the fifth, bringing the top of the lineup to bat in the sixth inning. Harold and Brandy Dianno reached base on a walk and an infield single, leaving first and second with one out. Gelardi reached on a fielders’ choice and Couturior came up with a clutch single to tie the score at 6-6. Unfortunately, the Setters pushed the go-ahead run across the plate in the next innings, granting the home team a 7-6 lead. The Chargers failed to tie the

score in the seventh, finalizing a heartbreaking loss for New Haven. Harold, Dianno, Gelardi, Tricinelli and Fisher all registered multiple hits in the second game. Conversely, the Chargers were 4-of-14 at the plate with runners in scoring position. New Haven remains on the road for its next contest, traveling to Springfield, Mass. for a doubleheader against American International College. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. Fans can follow live coverage of the games on www.NewHavenChargers.com.

solid pitching, while completing the sweep with an ––––––––––––––––––––– 11-7 victory in the second game behind solid hitting. WEST HAVEN, Conn. New Haven improved to - The University of New 15-8 overall, while the Haven baseball team swept Purple Knight fell to 4-9 Saint Michael's College in on the season. two games Sunday afterNew Haven will hit noon. The Chargers took the road for a midweek the first game 4-1 behind non-conference game at

Dominican College on Wednesday, April 6 before traveling to Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday, April 9 for a NE-10 doubleheader. First pitch in Orangeburg, N.Y. on Wednesday is set for 3 p.m.

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visional qualifying mark for the NCAA's as well. ––––––––––––––––––––– Udaya finished is second place in the 100-meter MAHWAH, N.J. - with a time of 12.19 secMembers of the Univer- onds. The freshman went sity of New Haven men's on to win the 200-meter and women's outdoor track dash with a time of 24.71, and field team opened the nearly one second faster 2011 outdoor season at the than the second place finSecond Annual Ramapo isher. College Roadrunner InviThe two teamed with tational Saturday in New Alissa Howell and MonJersey. Fresh off her three ica Yanez in the women's National Championships, 4x100 meter relay and senior sprinter Shannon won the event in a meet Gagne won the women's and UNH record time of 100-meter dash, while 47.63 seconds. The mark helping to lead the wom- was just two-tenths of en's 4x100 team to a victo- a second away from the ry as well. Kevin Downing NCAA provisional mark. and Ada Udaya also won Also competing for the events at their first perfor- women was sophomore mances of the spring. thrower Shraya Manick. Gagne won the 100-me- She finished fourth in the ter dash in a meet and shot put with a throw of UNH record time of 11.90 11.71-meters, breaking the seconds. The time is a pro- UNH record. Manick also

finished fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 46.14-meters. On the men's side, Kevin Downing won a pair of events. The sophomore won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.79 seconds, just two-tenths of a second away from the NCAA provisional mark. He also won the 200-meter dash with a meet record time of 21.98 seconds. The Chargers also competed at the Coast Guard Invitational on Saturday. For complete results, return to www.NewHavenChargers.com. New Haven's men's and women's track and field teams will return to action on Saturday, April 9 at the George Davis Invitational hosted by UMass Lowell.

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Expect the unexpected has been the name of this year’s March Madness tournament. It is unreal how many upsets and uncertainties there have been throughout the extent of this journey. The VCU vs. Kansas game was quite a disap-

Softball Splits Doubleheader at Pace University, 8-0 and 6-7

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P LEA S A N TVILLE, N.Y. – The University of New Haven softball team traveled to Pace University on Sunday afternoon, as the Chargers played their first Northeast-10 Conference doubleheader away from the UNH Softball Field. New Haven captured the first game of the twinbill by the final score of 8-0 through five innings, but suffered a tough 7-6 loss in the nightcap. With the split, New Haven moved to 16-7 overall

Chargers Sweep St. Michael's in Sunday Doubleheader

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EASTON, Mass. – Junior Alexis Gabbe of the University of New Haven women’s lacrosse team scored three goals on Saturday afternoon, but the Chargers were defeated by No. 6 nationally ranked Stonehill College by the final score of 15-6. With the loss, UNH dropped to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Skyhawks remained undefeated, improving to 9-0, 6-0 in the league. After two quick goals from the home team, the Chargers got on the board with Gabbe’s first of three goals on the afternoon. However, the Skyhawks

scored five goals from four different players to close out the first half. Sam Lynott’s goal with six minutes left in the stanza put Stonehill in front 7-2, a score that would stick until halftime. After the intermission, the Skyhawks found the back of the net three more times in the first eight minutes. Gabbe scored her second goal of the game at the 20 minute mark, but Stonehill answered with two more. The Chargers collected three of the game’s last five goals, but couldn’t overcome their deficit – granting the Skyhawks a 15-6 victory. Sarah Magnone and Kristina Curry also fared well offensively, combining for the other three

goals. Magnone had two goals, two ground balls and one caused turnover, while Curry added one goal, two ground balls, two draw controls and forced two turnovers. Ashley Ferrandiz tallied a team-high four ground balls and three caused turnovers and goalkeeper Maureen Spellman stopped 11 shots in net. Hannah Anderson finished with a game-high five goals, Heather Sullivan added three and Lynott and Kayla Green tallied two apiece. The Chargers return to action on Monday, April 4 with an away game against Franklin Pierce. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Rindge, N.H.

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Gerald Wallace scored 19 points and the Portland Trail Blazers took advantage of the road-weary Dallas Mavericks for a 104-96 victory on Sunday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points for the Blazers, who have won eight straight at home. Overall, Portland has won seven of its last 10 as it jockeys for playoff position in the Western Conference. The Blazers were sitting in the sixth spot, a game in front of Memphis and New Orleans with five games to go.

Shawn Marion had 19 points for Dallas, which has lost three straight. The Mavericks looked sluggish for good reason: It was their fourth game in five nights and the final stop on a six-game trip. The Mavericks were without center Tyson Chandler because of a sore lower back. It was just the seventh game the 7-foot1 veteran has missed this season. Brendan Haywood started in his place. Chandler is averaging 10.2 points and 9.3 rebounds this season for Dallas, which has already clinched a playoff spot. The Blazers could have clinched with a victory over the Mavs, but they were thwarted when Hous-

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of five players. Aldridge scored 10 points in the game’s first 9 minutes as the Blazers jumped out to a 19-12 lead. Portland would lead by as many 15 points in the first half. After Jose Barea’s scoop narrowed it to 43-39 for Dallas, Portland went on a 18-7 run to close out the half for a 61-46 lead. Dallas was hurt when Barea, who led the reserves with 10 points, collected his third foul in the first half. He fouled out in the second. The Blazers built a 7252 lead midway through The Mavericks were in the West. Earlier in the the third quarter on Millcoming off a 99-92 loss week, Dallas fell 110-82 er’s pull-up jumper. Brandon Roy’s layup in to Golden State on Satur- to the Lakers in an unruly day night, which all but game that saw the ejection the fourth made it 95-74.

DeShawn Stevenson hit a 3-pointer to pull the Mavericks to 95-82, but Wesley Matthews answered with a layup and a free throw for Portland. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle finally sat Dirk Nowitzki with 4:20 left. Notes: Blazers F Wallace and Mavs G Jason Terry wore green headbands because it’s NBA Green Week to promote environmental awareness. ... Blazers F Rudy Fernandez turns 26 on Monday. ... Former Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington was at the game.

The next gathering, Fall Sports Day, the team hosted an event that consisted of various leisure activities for the students. The event lasted about four hours and students engaged in activities including: the bean bag toss, hula hoop and other outdoor games. With the success of the two events in the fall, the women’s soccer team extended the partnership into the spring season as well. Two members of the women’s soccer team go to the school every day as part of a mentoring program. Student-athletes play with the children during recess and lunch time, before assisting them in the classroom afterwards. The student-

athletes often help the youngsters with reading, projects or other assignments. Coach Duncan remarks, “Our mentoring program at Pagel’s is one of the most important events our team takes part in throughout the year. It is a great way to give back to our local community, and the Pagels students look up to our athletes. Our players talk to them about the importance of doing well in school and staying active. I’m not even too sure who gets the most joy out of it…The fifth graders or my players!”

ton beat Atlanta 112-109 eliminated their chances of landing the second seed earlier in the night.

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event in hopes to help raise money for a future invest––––––––––––––––––––– ment. The proceeds of the event aided the construcWEST HAVEN, Conn. tion of a universal acces– The University of New sible playground for West Haven women’s soccer Haven children of all abiliprogram recently took part ties to enjoy. The fundraisin the ‘Jail n Bail’ event er was held on Saturday, at the Alma E. Pagels El- March 26 and raised over ementary School last Sat- $10,000. urday, just one of many events that the Chargers During the ‘Jail n Bail’ have enjoyed with the event, students placed youngsters of West Ha- a warrant for teachers, ven, Conn. Beginning in coaches, administrators the fall of 2010, the team and staff to be arrested has worked in conjunction for a non-criminal act. with the school, serving as The ‘arrestees’ would mentors and role models turn themselves in and for the students. be placed in jail, where a Most recently, the photograph or ‘mug shot’ Chargers participated in would be taken in front the school’s ‘Jail n Bail’ of a western jail cell door.

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Head coach Laura Duncan was selected by the Pagels Elementary School students and arrested for the afternoon. Once arraigned, the arrestee would go before one of the guest judges: Superintendent Neil Cavallaro, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Druzolowski, News8 Personality Sara Welch and Pagels School Psychologist Alison McBride. The judges set bails according to their non-criminal acts such as a “bad hair day” or in Coach Duncan’s case, “too many bear crawls.” The arrestee then needed to figure out a way to raise enough money to be released from jail. Fortunately for Duncan,

the UNH women’s soccer team was generous enough to submit the bail amount of $200 to release their head coach. While Coach Duncan was behind bars, the team interacted with the students, completing various arts and crafts with the students. The program began back in the fall, when the Chargers assisted two events at Pagels Elementary School: National Reading Day and Fall Sports Day. On National Reading Day, an annual event that celebrates and encourages reading for younger children, the team went over to the school and read to students throughout the day.

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven men’s track and field team has been picked to finish eighth in the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Preseason Poll, selected by the coaches around the league. Southern Connecticut

garnered six first place votes and a total of 86 points for the top slop in the census. UMass-Lowell captured second with two first place votes and 71 points, American International took third with two first place votes and 68 points, Stonehill collected fourth with one first place vote and 67 points and Saint Rose rounded out the top five with 50 points. The Falcons of Bent-

ley (40) were selected in the sixth slot, followed by Adelphi (38), UNH, Assumption (19), Pace (16) and Merrimack (11). The Chargers open their campaign on Saturday, April 2 with the Coast Guard Invitational in New London, Conn. The team will also send members to the RAMAPO College Invite in Ramapo, N.J.


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I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a fan of “Dragon Age: Origins.” The combat was too reminiscent of “World of Warcraft.” and while I enjoyed the “WoW” system, I always felt it was necessary to play “WoW” on a PC, simply because the amount of options required a mouse and keyboard. I played “DA:O” on my Xbox 360 and I felt I was constantly struggling with the controller and interface because I wanted more skills available to me in a swifter fashion. “Dragon Age II” doesn’t necessarily solve the problem of not being to access all my abilities at once, but that is the result of the physically limiting gamepad. BioWare’s choice to take away auto-attacking does a successful job of masking that limitation. Forcing the player to constantly have to button-mash to perform basic attack makes you feel consistently involved, as if you are making an active choice. Creating a basic kinetic response of hitting a button and seeing a basic attack appear makes you forget that you are pressing “A” or “X” but rather, that you are drilling your dagger into a Darkspawn’s throat. And since you are forced to manually attack, there is less op-

portunity to use skills, thus there is less need to have all of the abilities attached to “hotkey” face buttons. Yes, sometimes restricting a player’s options can be beneficial to the overall gameplay experience. In the case of the console version of “Dragon Age II,” the player has a litany of options and battle strategies available. There needed to be a way to make those choices seamlessly, so much so that you forget that you are holding a controller in your hand. That being said, I understand the thoughts of many that button-mashing gets stale after hours of gameplay. An Action-RPG from BioWare should play more like “Baldur’s Gate 2” and less like “God of War.” “Dragon Age II” can be played more like a traditional RPG and less like a straightforward action game, too. At any time during combat, you can pause and direct your teammates (and yourself) to perform certain actions. Want to have your mage paralyze the front lines and have your warrior rush through and take out the archers? You can do that. I’d note, however, that you can pause and command your characters three times quicker in the PC version; it will most definitely feel clunky on a

Combat Duality in ‘Dragon Age II’ gamepad. Now, I don’t want to start a holy war and say this is why “Dragon Age II” is better on PC, or why it can be more fluid on consoles. I’ve played both versions,

create a PC game and then port it over to consoles which is what “Dragon Age: Origins” felt like. “Dragon Age II” has a sense of duality when it comes to controls, which is generally

and each side has its perks. As just mentioned, commanding units from above is superior on the PC. Being able to click on my character icon and open up a skill chart and then hover over the area of attack is quick and easy. However, being able to move around, backstab, roll away and change my locked-on target all in one second is simpler on a controller, mostly because a joystick is more intuitive for movement versus WASD or click-to-move. It seems as though BioWare did not just want to

unnatural and usually considered poor design. Players should expect to learn one system, and slowly master it so that by the end of the game, they can face tougher challenges. “Dragon Age II,” on the other hand, has two systems that sort of complement each other, but there is never a point in time where you are forced to play one style over another. In this manner, players can decide how they want to play: more action focused or more strategy focused. I’m still on the fence as to whether this is a successful

By Gabriel Stone design. It seems that if you want to play “Dragon Age II” with more of an actionmindset, you should get the console version. Strategyoriented folks should go with the PC version. This is not a blanket rule, either, for all video games. Strategy games do work on consolessee “Valkyria Chronicles” and action games do work on the PC -see Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.” With “Dragon Age II,” however, I question whether they should have had two systems of combat in one game, or have the PC and console versions have separate gameplay controls, each that would specifically be designed for the hardware you are using. I understand why they didn’t go that route, however. Designing separate controls for different platforms costs more development time and money. And even if the two systems were both equally enjoyable, consumers would still find some way to complain that their product is inferior to another version. It’s a Pandora’s Box that I’m sure BioWare doesn’t want to open. On the other hand, BioWare is known for pushing the envelope in terms of design and “Dragon Age II” seemed like an opportunity to try some-

thing ambitious. I’m aware that I’m nitpicking at a formula that worked. However, that does not mean, as gamers, that we should not examine it and find ways to make it better. Personally, I enjoyed both styles of play but, whenever I chose one battle method, I stuck with it for the duration for the battle. I was not switching between commanding from above to single-player action style, which may have been what BioWare was hoping for. The duality was overwhelming and even though was presented with a vast array of options, I chose to simplify my style. I’m still unsure if this is because I am a “simplistic” gamer, or if “Dragon Age II” tried to do too much. Either way, regardless of my schizophrenic experience with combat, I highly suggest you at least try the demo for Dragon Age II. You’ll be glad you did. For the latest information about videogames, visit http://www.crispygamer. com

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Despite still being in the first quarter of 2011, there have been an abundance of musical milestones on the Billboard charts. The most recent comes from Katy Perry who just landed her fourth straight #1 single with a remix of “E.T.” featuring Kanye West. What makes this a landmark is that she is only the ninth artist in history to send four songs from the same album to the top of the Hot 100. She now joins the ranks of artists such as Michael Jackson (who holds the record with five,) Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey who have all put out albums with four or more number ones. However, as

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Dave’s Music Report most of the accomplishments in recent years have been almost entirely attributed to digital downloads (see Glee), Katy has done this the hard way. Not only have her singles been selling like hot cakes, but radio and club play have also helped the songs’ success. However, Ms. Perry isn’t the only artist seemingly restoring faith in album sustainability. Artists such as Rihanna and the Black Eyed Peas have managed to release multiple hit singles from the same

The Singles Are Back, Baby!

project in recent years, as most artists get. In fact, opposed to the one or two Usher is currently cranking out hits from the album project he started in 2009 (despite the fact that he supplemented the release with an EP of new songs). What makes Katy’s accomplishment so amazing, though, is that all of the songs are available on the originally released album, so the fact that they all managed to find their way to the top is an amazing accomplishment. AN AP PHOTO The good news (three if they’re lucky) that for the music world is that

DON’T FORGET! This newspaper is recyclable! 1974 and the Battle for the Lazer Fortress Review

Pink Floyd. This track alone contains everything ––––––––––––––––––––– from funky bass lines to huge guitar solos to that It’s not every day that classic organ tone (rotatI listen to an album with ing speaker and all!). a member of the UNH Admissions staff on it. It’s also not every day that I suggest listeners read a short story prior to (or at least during) the first track of an album, but with 1974’s album 1974 and The Battle for the Lazer Fortress, this is exactly what you need to do. If you do choose to read during the Following “Overture” opening track, you will is the brief “Intro” which have ample time since mellows listeners out with “Overture” is an almost the somber lyrics of “histo16 minute introduction. ry turns to smoke, fades in This track not only gives fluid air, sight is lost from listeners an idea of what to our gravest mistakes” only expect from the rest of the to transition into the nearalbum, but it also grants ly classic metal guitar of a window into the talent “The War That Tears Apart and influences of the band, the Sky.” “Clone Discovwhich they list as Yes, ery” is modern take on the Rush, The Decemberists, retro progressive music The Beatles, Kansas, and cited as influences, and has

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a powerful “dual lead” vocal for most of the song. For the rest of the album, the songs take on a different feel utilizing a cleaner lighter guitar

cals leaving listeners with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Lyrics about rebuilding human-kind, gathering together to survive, and vanquishing fears makes this a song that is catchy enough to get stuck in heads but powerful and meaningful too, leaving a lasting impression. While this concept album may not be for everyone, it is a great listen and something that the guys in 1974 should be proud of. I would highly recommend A ROSE COLON PHOTO checking it out sound, mostly maintaining and keeping an eye out a subdued feel until closing for what 1974 does in the with a punchy and power- future! If I had to give it ful ending. “Welcome to a rating, I would give this Earth” is highlighted by a album 4 Z’s out of 5 Z’s funky bass line, “Wait” by replacing S’s in a word to a repetitious driving drum, make the word more aweguitar, organ, and bass riff some. You can find 1974 ending, and “T.E.M.P.’s” and The Battle for the Lazby a soft-spoken harp-like er Fortress at http://1974. ostinato. The album closes bandcamp.com. with the “Song of Survivors,” an inspiring track with chanted chorus vo-

Goodman Brown Returns From South by Southwest Tour

be the mustachioed hipster capital of the world. ––––––––––––––––––––– The band’s road trip to South by Southwest beUNH indie rock band, gan with a car-breakdown Goodman Brown, just right over the Connecticut recently returned from a tour to South by Southwest promoting their new album Moon Digby. When interviewed, they say they learned a lot of lessons from the tour. Some lessons included that in Texas, the Mexican food is going to be better than the Chinese food, a Waffle House is good anywhere, and that when you book a show in the south it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll have a PA waiting for you. They also learned from a local named JuBee that if you drink the water in Macon, Georgia you’ll never leave border. “We were drivMacon, Georgia, and that ing to New Jersey headed South by Southwest might towards the Tap and all

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of a sudden ‘bam!’ The check engine light goes on,” guitarist Peter Bistis described. Unwilling to cancel their gig in Washington D.C. the next night,

headed back up to NY to retrieve the repaired van. After an 11:00 p.m. convenience store run, it was off to drive through the night to reach Macon, GA by the next day. “It was awesome,” bassist Luke Saenz recalled, “We were listening to Best Coast as the sun was rising in North Carolina. Then we went to cracker barrel at like 6:00 a.m.” Following a stop in Florida, to play for some spring breakers and a stop in New Orleans for lessons in beignets and voodoo, they reached Austin, TX for South by Southwest. With time before their showcase, the band bought mini amplifiers and played in the streets. They also were able to catch a the band drove a borrowed couple of other cool artcar to the district to play ists at the festival. “We the show and immediately saw this one rapper there,

By Dave Iannacone

it looks like a singles market is back and better than ever. Throughout almost all of the 2000’s, hit singles were determined by radio play, and when digital downloads came out, the adjustment to having actual singles again had a few bumps in the road. However, now it honestly seems like artists can have long lasting albums with multiple hit singles like the 80’s and 90’s. Only a few acts (see Rihanna, see Usher, see Beyonce, etc.) have managed to have successful long-lasting proj-

ects in recent years, but all thanks to re-releases or supplemental EPs. In fact, even Britney Spears has the best chance of having more than two hits off an album since the early part of the 2000’s. With alot of big releases coming up from really big artists (Lady Gaga, anyone), this year could continue on its path of being one of the recording breaking years in pop music history.

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Finding the human story amidst the action, director Duncan Jones and charming Jake Gyllenhaal craft a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller.

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Theophilus London, who threw money on the crowd during his set; we were thinking maybe we should incorporate that into our live show.” On a shuttle from downtown Austin to where the band was staying, they even met a UNH graduate named Greg. “He works for the planetary group, and we were talking to him about doing PR for our next tour.” After this successful tour, the band is obviously

antsy to get back on the road. “Coming back here after being on the road,” Luke said upon his return to UNH with three midterms waiting for him, “definitely confirms that touring is what I should be doing.” The band is already booking another tour for this summer and is excited to make it back to South by Southwest for next year. Moon Digby is available for $5 at goodmanbrown. bandcamp.com


Spring 2011 Bartels Fellow: Bruce Bednarski “From the Soccer Field to the Board Room: Lessons Learned Along the Way”

When: April 11, 2011 11:00 a.m. Where: Dodds Theatre Biography: Mr. Bednarski is responsible for developing strategic global relationships in order to expand XipLink’s overall market opportunity and corporate development. Mr. Bednarski brings more almost 30 years of diverse telecommunications and networking experience to the position and has a proven history of bringing together innovation, creativity and execution to achieve breakthrough results. Mr. Bednarski began his career as a systems engineer for Nortel Communications (formerly Northern Telecom), where he designed and installed both Central Office-class switching platforms. Mr. Bednarski next served as a member of the systems design team for the United States Senate, where he managed the Senate’s complex telecommunications infrastructure. He further developed his technical expertise at Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic) as a member of the marketing technical support group, where he supported cutting-edge network and fast packet data services for Verizon’s largest clients. He continued his career by becoming one of the four founding partners of Net2000 Communications. Net2000 grew from a small private company to a public company (NASDAQ – NTKK) with more than 1,000 employees and a market capitalization of more than $1.6 billion at its initial public offering in March 2000. Mr. Bednarski worked intimately in many facets of building the business into a full facilities-based competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) with a customer base of 3,000 clients and annual revenues of $150 million. Following his role at Net2000, Mr. Bednarski joined iDirect Technologies in April 2002 in a board-led effort to restructure the executive management team. Through successfully redrafting and executing a new business plan, iDirect was propelled from a minor position in the VSAT router industry to a leadership role within a very short time. During this period, iDirect grew revenues from a 2001 level of $1.5 million to more than $125 million in 2006 with industry-leading gross margin and net income percentage. Net2000 was acquired in 2005 by Singapore Technologies returning a 45 times return to the investors. Mr. Bednarski holds a B.A. in business administration and an M.B.A. from the University of New Haven (Connecticut) where he also captained the soccer team for three consecutive seasons. In 1978 through a series of rigorous try-outs, he participated in the Olympic National sports festival where he was in the pool of top players contending for a spot at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Mr. Bednarski achieved professional status when he was drafted by the Hartford Hellions of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

All Workshops Are FREE. You may attend as many as you wish. Workshops are in Library 213. Please write to CLR@NewHaven.edu, or call (203) 932-7415, to reserve a spot.

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7:30 PM: “Strategies for Solving Word Problems” (Zvonarek)

7 PM: "Real-World Math Problems" (Odulo)

4 PM: “MLA Documentation and Format” (Malchodi)

7 PM: “Introduction to Vedic Mathematics” (Zoghb)

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1 PM: “What Is Plagiarism??” (Wu York) 5:30 PM: “What Is Analysis?” (Malewicki)

8 PM: “APA Format: Cracking the Code” (Martin)

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8 PM: “Strategies for Solving Word Problems” (Zvonarek)

7:30 PM: “Making Fractions Your Friends” (Celone)

8 PM: “Introduction to Vedic Mathematics” (Zoghb)

1 PM: “Factoring Trinomials” (Crilley) 2:30 PM: “What Is Plagiarism? How Do I Avoid It?” (Wu York)

12 PM: “What Is Plagiarism? How Do I Avoid It?” (Wu York)

The CLR and Peer Tutoring are closed for the holiday weekend.

The CLR and Peer Tutoring are closed for the holiday weekend.

April 6 2011  

The David A. Beckerman Recreational Center looked nothing like what most students at the University of New Haven defend policies that have p...