Volume 87, Issue 23
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
PLAXICO GETS THE BOOT The Giants are getting rid of resident bad boy Plaxico Burress. See what lead them to this decision inside.
The student newspaper of the University of New Haven since 1938 ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM RECSPORTS Be sure to check out Page 4 for announcements from RECSports regarding Rec Center hours over Easter weekend.
UNH Students See Lewis Black Live By HEATHER BROWN STAFF WRITER
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TOUCH TANK IN BARTELS Check out some photos from when the SCUBA club brought a marine touch tank to Bartels Hall last week.
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EDITORIAL SPARKS DEBATE A student responds to an editorial written by a Charger Bulletin staff member in last week’s issue. Find out what all the fuss is about inside.
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INDEX Arts & Entertainment Pages 8 and 11 Bulletin Board
Community & Advice Page 9 Editorials
Police Log/ Fun & Games Pages 12 and 13 National/World News Page 3 New Haven News Page 4 Sports
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WEST HAVEN—Friday, April 3 was full of laughter for over 100 UNH students who hopped on a bus to see Lewis Black’s “Let Them Eat Cake” tour in Peekskill, New York. As everyone was getting on the buses at UNH there was an excitement in the air. Every group of friends began the night with their own laughter in preparation for the show to follow.
and Accepted as well as numerous comedy specials including Lewis Black: R e d , White a n d Screwed and LewAN/AP LEE MARRINER PHOTO is Black: Black has appeared in Taxed Beyond Belief. movies like Man of the Year Because of the excite-
ment in the air on the way to Peekskill there was no lull in the good times had by all. Even the bus ride itself was exciting. The area around Peekskill was so hilly and the streets were so narrow that the coach buses had an extremely difficult time actually getting to the theater. Then it was show time! The opening act for Lewis Black was nothing if not eccentric. My first thought was that there See STUDENTS page 4
“So Say We All:” A Fan Says Goodbye to Battlestar Galactica
By CELINA NATOLA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Over breakfast I could still see the sorrow in his eyes. It was clear that UNH student Pat Kelly had lost the love of his life. And maybe even his will to live. For most students, spring break was filled with friends, sun, and maybe a few beers. For Pat Kelly, spring break contained the day he wished would never come: Mar. 20, 2009. The air date of the Battlestar Galacatica series finale. When he returned to school the next Monday, Pat had obviously lost that spring in his step. Allowing him to say goodbye the right way, I sat down with Pat for an interview dedicated to his favorite show. We met over breakfast in the Echlin Dining Hall in Bartels and the
mere thought of Battlestar brought his beaming smile back into existence. CELINA: Tell us a little
ed by a surprise nuclear begin? attack perpetrated by the P: It originally aired as cylons. The Battlestar Ga- a miniseries in December lactica warship assembles 2003 and then the series
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bit about the premise of the show. PAT: Basically, the twelve colonies of man have been totally decimat-
a refugee fleet and begins a search for the home of the lost thirteenth colony of man: Earth. C: When did the series
started in 2004. C: Did you watch it from the beginning? See FAN page 8
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Wednesday, April 8 ¡Sobremesa! Jazzman's in Bartels, 1pm – 2pm Test Preparation Maxcy 210E, 2pm – 3pm Women's Softball vs. Assumption College UNH Softball Field, 3pm – 5pm Pool League New Hall Game Room, 7pm – 9pm
Thursday, April 9 Women's Tennis vs. Merrimack College Amity High School, 3pm – 5pm Twisted Thursday Echlin Dining Hall, 9:30pm – 11:00pm
Friday, April 10 Good Friday-No Classes Movie: Yes Man Alumni Lounge, 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 14
Graduation Central Alumni Lounge, 4pm-6pm
By Dan Osipovitch A weekly recap of the positives & negatives at UNH
We have some pretty awesome programming on campus. Not only do we have spring concert coming up, but even this weekend we had an awesome 5-6-78 dance show along with a trip to go see Lewis Black—a pretty dang famous comedian! Oh and don’t forget Wizard’s Chess? If you sit in your room surfing Facebook: get a life, go out and have some fun! For a bunch of you, baseball season has begun. Here we go again with the “OMG YANKEEEEEEEEEESSS!” versus “Dah Sox ah *so* much bettah.” I love how a ball and a stick can incite so much tension, debacle, and downright spitefulness on campus. April showers bring May flowers. This is the coolest time of year on campus because we get to see how a campus on a hill gets flooded. It kind of breaks physics, doesn’t it? But it makes for some cool puzzle solving. Besides puddle jumping, my next favorite game is Find the 5ft. Deep Puddle in Kaplan Parking Lot. Those puddles can be quite deceiving. Make the most out of it!
Looking back, I’ve never been on campus without construction occurring. During my SOAR session they were redoing Sheffield and building the “terrace” behind Bartels. They had just finished New Hall. Freshman year was sort of quiet until they started the Rec Center. Then came Sound View. We’re told “well the construction only takes three years.” But do they realize that undergraduate study is four years long? And now here we go with the Henry Lee building right on a main part of campus. Has anyone else figured out from the blueprints how the building is even going to fit? At least I’m out of here in 44 days. Commuters—don’t you love it when accepted students are here and you have nowhere to park? Remember, new students are MUCH more important than the current ones. They already have your tuition, so why do they care if you fail due to the campus attendance policies? In the end, it’s just more money to go to new cars, new sports teams, and new buildings you won’t ever benefit from.
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Brother Kills Two Sisters in News Cold Blood, Injures Another Briefs
By MELANIE ROVINSKY STAFF WRITER
MILTON, Mass.— Two sisters are dead and one is severely injured after their older brother attacked them with a kitchen knife in their suburban home early Sunday evening, Mar. 29. Kerby Revelus, 23, began his attack by stabbing his 17-yearold sister, Samantha, to death. Police arrived on the scene within one minute of
receiving the 911 call from Sarafina, Revelus’ nine-year-old sister. Milton police Chief Richard G. Wells Jr. said that the officer who first entered the home “walked into a killing field.” Police called the incident an “atrocity.” Revelus decapitated his sister Bianca, despite the police officer’s presence. She had just celebrated her fifth birthday the previous day. When Revelus was
finished with Bianca, he turned on Sarafina who had called the police. Two of the responding officers shot Revelus dead as he tried to attack his last breathing sister. He fell to the ground, still holding the knife. Sarafina was taken to the hospital on Sunday after being stabbed in the abdomen and legs. "In policing, we see the raw human emotion every day, but to think that a human being could af-
flict such an atrocious, violent act on his own family is unbelievable," Wells continued. Investigators believe that Revelus’ attack may have been triggered by lingering agitation over a fistfight with his neighbor a few nights earlier. Details regarding the number of shots fired and which officer killed Revelus will be released following his autopsy.
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Your place to find the oddest stories in mainstream news. By Zack Rosen SC man's corpse Ann Hines said Thurs- home after her hus- not just because of his was apparently cut day, two days after band's death to make size. An albino black to fit coffin investigators pulled the final arrange- man, he performed A L L E N D A L E , the casket from the ments, and she picked for decades as a soul S.C.—James Hines ground, lifted the lid, out a standard-size and funk guitarist. was a giant—a 6-foot- photographed the con- casket. At the funeral, His group, J. Hines 7, 300-pound preacher tents and returned it to only the top half of the and the Boys, never and funk musician so the earth, all without lid was open, showing hit it big but filled big that after he died leaving the graveyard. Hines from the chest clubs and auditoriin 2004 a macabre ruUnder South Caro- up, she said. She said ums in the Southeast, mor began circulating lina law, destroying nobody ever suggest- and small radio stain this small town that or desecrating human ed a bigger box. tions played some of the undertaker had to remains is punishable Funeral directors its recordings, includcut off his legs to fit by one to 10 years in sometimes pull up the ing "Funky Funk" and him in the coffin. prison. knees or shift the pad- "Can't Think of NothThis week, after Reached this week, ding in the coffin to ing (Blank Mind)." years of whispers, a man who identified make sure the body He gave up what Hines' body was ex- himself as the own- fits. But the best solu- he called his instruhumed, and the grue- er of Cave Funeral tion is usually a longer ment of sin when he some story appeared Home, which handled casket, Whitaker said, found God in the earto be all too true. the funeral, declined adding: "Just being ly 1990s. But his pasThe coroner's of- to comment. upfront and honest tor had heard Hines' fice said only that it The allegations with the family is the recordings and, conhad found "undesir- were so startling best path to take." vinced that Hines able evidence," and a that funeral directors He said bodies are should share his gift, criminal investigation around the country usually measured and took him to buy a new has been opened. But are talking about the families told where a guitar. Hines' widow said case. corpse's head will rest Eventually, Hines investigators told her "You hear old in the casket. Longer became a minister in that his legs had been wives' tales about this caskets are routinely Allendale, about 75 cut off between the around the turn of the manufactured, though miles southwest of ankle and calf, and his century, but, no, this they cost more than the capital, Columbia. feet had been placed was a shock to me," standard ones. He played his guitar inside the casket. said Doggett WhitaDuffie Stone, the during services at the "It's just like pull- ker, a past president of county prosecutor, church he built and ing the scab off an old the National Funeral would not comment on a nearby Christian sore. I was kind of like Directors Association. on the investigation. radio station until his smoothing things out. Ann Hines said Around town, death from skin canBut now it's like start- that she and her fam- Hines was an unforSee NEWS page 5 ing all over again," ily went to the funeral gettable figure, and
By Associated Press Writers Fight over urinating dog got police to Pa. ambush PITTSBURGH—A 911 call that brought two police officers to a home where they were ambushed, and where a third was also later killed during a four-hour siege, was precipitated by a fight between the gunman and his mother over a dog urinating in the house. The Saturday argument between Margaret and Richard Poplawski escalated to the point that she threatened to kick him out and she called police to do it, according to a 12-page criminal complaint and affidavit filed late Saturday. Friends have said Poplawski was concerned about his weapons being seized during Barack Obama's presidency, and friends said he owned several handguns and an AK-47 assault rifle. Police have not said, specifically, what weapons were used to kill the officers. Volunteers help salamanders avoid roadway massacre NEW HAVEN, Vt.—The black salamander with yellow spots sat on the roadside in the dark, ready to make a go of it. But it was not on its own. It got help from an escort — one of 45 people who volunteered on a recent night to carry salamanders, frogs and newts across the road during their annual migration to mate. On rainy nights in early spring, roads between forests and vernal pools are hopping and crawling with activity. On some nights, hundreds of amphibians cross small stretches of asphalt to mate. But many don't make it. From rural Vermont to urban centers like Philadelphia, human escorts, called bucket brigades in some places, help amphibians make it to their mating areas without getting squashed by cars. It's part education, part conservation, and part science. "It's an extraordinary thing and people deserve to know about it," said Warren King, a member of the Otter Creek Audubon Society, who organizes a crossing in Salisbury. Conn. considers trusts for domestic pets HARTFORD—Connecticut residents may soon have a new way to set aside money to ensure their pets' care after they die. The legislature's Judiciary Committee has endorsed a bill letting people create trust funds for their dogs, cats or other domestic animals. About 30 states already allow them. The bill now goes to the Senate. It lets people assign probate courts, individuals or groups they trust to disperse the funds for the animal's care. The trust would end after 90 years or when the person's last pet dies. Probate judges could also adjust trusts in which the amount is clearly excessive, such as the $12 million that hotel queen Leona Helmsley left for her 9-year-old dog. A Manhattan judge later reduced it to $2 million.
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SCUBA Club Brings Marine Life to Campus
USGA Committee Raises Money for Make-A-Wish By HEATHER BROWN STAFF WRITER
BRAD REED PHOTOS
ABOVE: Students learn about the marine life in the touch tank. BELOW: The touch tank demonstrator holds up a starfish for students to learn about and touch.
Announcements from RECSports
By KAT WILBERDING RECSPORTS
WEST HAVEN—I only have a few short announcements this week. First, Season Four has gotten off to a solid start. Ultimate Frisbee is being offered for the first time along with some old favorites: soccer, volleyball and softball. So come cheer on your friends as this season gets under-
way. Remember that all schedules are posted both on the RECSports bulletin board as well as on the Charger REC website. Second, RECSports will be holding a table-tennis tournament on Saturday, April 18. The tournament is singles only, so no need to find a partner just come on down! Signups are from noon until 1 p.m. that day. The single elimination tournament will start promptly at 1 p.m.
Third, the Rec Center will have reduced hours for the Easter weekend break. On Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 the Rec Center will only be open from noon to 6 p.m. Remember there are no classes on Friday. On Sunday, April 12 the Rec Center will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, April 13.
WEST HAVEN— On Friday, Mar. 27 the USGA Sports Committee chaired by Margaret Girard sponsored an event called Charger Chaos. The event was held in conjunction with the Athletics Department and their efforts to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event consisted of three separate tournaments: basketball, volleyball and floor hockey. Students could get
together and make up teams to compete in whichever events they wanted. All of the proceeds from team registration and from a giveaway went to the foundation. Teams ranged from rag-tag groups with little or no athletic experience to members of actual teams here on campus. Thankfully, all of the teams were just out to have some fun and raise money for charity. The event raised over $500.00 for the foundation. Every participant received a t-shirt which added to the camaraderie
among the competitors taking part in the event. Charger Chaos essentially took over the recreation center and curious students stopped into the gymnasium to see what was going on and to also donate to the foundation. Overall, the event was a huge success. The USGA Sports Committee did a wonderful job planning and executing this event. They worked extremely hard to plan an event that would benefit both a wonderful organization and the student body. They succeeded.
Emanon Dance Showcase
Come watch the UNH Dance Team Emanon Dance Crew perform in their 5th Annual Showcase on Friday, April 17 in Dodd's Auditorium! The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 with any college ID and $5.00 without. Suggested donations for raffle tickets will be collected to benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Milford. Possible prizes to win include gift certificates from Black Bear Saloon, Applebee's, Buffalo Wild Wings, On the Border, Milford AMF Lanes and much more! Also performing, 5-6-7-8 Dance Team, E3, Elite Step Team, Sacred Heart University Dance Ensemble, Central Dance Team and more.
The Wackiest News in Town This Week
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cer at 60. At his funeral, several people, including one of Hines' five children, said the casket looked too small. Hines was about 79 inches tall in his bare feet, according to his family. The interior length of a standard coffin is about 80 inches but can vary by a few inches, depending on the padding, the thickness of the walls and other features, said Scott Jones, chief executive of Service Casket Co., a casket distributor in Columbus, Ga. After the funeral, the rumors began — started, some say, by a former funeral home worker — and it seemed as if all 3,700 people in town were talking about the burial. Ann Hines said she threatened to sue Cave Funeral Home and the business agreed to settle out of court as long as she did not tell anyone how much she received. She said workers at the funeral home never told her
exactly what happened. She said she accepted the deal and tried to forget about the whole thing and stop wondering why nobody even apologized. Eventually, someone called the South Carolina Board of Funeral Service, and the coroner and an investigator with the agency received the widow's permission to dig up the grave. Woman divorces husband for cleaning too much BERLIN—A German woman has divorced her husband because she was fed up with him cleaning all the time. German media reported the wife got through 15 years of marriage putting up with the man's penchant for doing household chores, tidying up and rearranging the furniture. But she ran out of patience when he knocked down and rebuilt a wall at their home when it got dirty, Christian Kropp, court judge in the central town of Sondershaus-
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en, said on Thursday. "I'd never had anyone seek a divorce for this," he said. Colorado Springs man coughs up inchlong nail C O L O R A D O SPRINGS, Colo.— Prax Sanchez says he doesn't recall any serious hammer-and-nail mishaps in his past. Yet doctors administering an MRI on the 72-year-old Colorado man last month abruptly stopped the exam to tell him there seemed to be something metallic in his face. Right after the MRI, Sanchez coughed up an inch-long nail. His doctor, Jamieson Kennedy, told television station KKTV in Colorado Springs that the nail might have been embedded there as long as 30 years. The MRI's magnetic force apparently dislodged the nail, causing Sanchez to cough it up. Sanchez says he can't remember ever using a nail like it. "I'll probably frame it," he said Friday.
USGA President’s Corner
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perform physically, mentally, and academically. Each night of the week students will participate in different events and be eliminated until only one remains. Events in the past have included scavenger hunts, endurance tests, general trivia, eating competitions, and many more. Please keep an eye on your e-mail for more information and reg-
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Dear Idiotic Drunk Attendees to Campus Events
SCOPE, the Student Committee of Programming Events, is a group full of dedicated students who attempt–and succeed–in organizing, running, and scheduling campus events and trips. SCOPE is responsible for planning, organizing, and completely running the annual Spring Concert and Spring Weekend, as well as movies every weekend, comedians, hypnotists, off-campus trips, spray-painted trucker hats, butt sketch artists, and so much more. This past weekend, SCOPE had touring comedian Rebecca Corry come on campus to Dodds Theatre. There was a pretty good turnout, considering the Alumni Ball was the same evening. However, a few of the students were not part of the good turnout. If you’re going to
go out and party on have been told to keep a Saturday night, go moving your seats and and have fun. Re- stopping the show. If that’s the case, you have lousy parents. Show them a lesson and grow up. If you have to go out and act so immaturely after drinking, since you obviously don’t know how to even drink maturely, then don’t do it at a Zack Rosen SCOPE event. You’re Assistant Editor incapable of acting like a real man, so just ally! If you’re going do everyone a favor to stay in your room and don’t show up to and drink all night, these events that are do it and have a great so well-planned only time. But don’t drink to offend the perso much and then de- former and embarrass cide to come on out to yourself. a SCOPE event. Your I can only hope drunken antics and at- your parents were like titude are shameful, this as well; otherwise, disruptive, rude, and it just means you’re a immature at best. jackass. It would at You may have been least be somewhat taught by your par- comforting to know ents to treat perform- that your insensibility ers rudely and talk is hereditary. throughout the majorSincerely, and withity of a show; you may out much love, Zack
“Maybe I’ll Work on This a Little Later...”
Forty-four days left of school and I can feel it present in everything I do. Every time I procrastinate. Every time I forget I had something to do. Every time I spend less and less time working on homework. Every time I stay up later and later at night. It’s like a voice inside my head that won’t go away. Senioritis. While I have had it for most of this semester, it is progressively spreading throughout the senior population by the minute. It’s certainly not a new phenomenon, but it’s always a fascinating one. It’s not hard to understand why we experience senioritis as seniors in high school and college. Major time periods in our lives are coming to an end and our futures aren’t crystal clear. It makes sense that we experience a certain amount of disinterest in our obligations when we are soon moving on to something new. However, how are we supposed to react when it finally hits us? In my opinion, senioritis is something that you deserve. I have worked hard all through college and have the grades to prove it. So why should I bother now? To me, having senioritis is a little reward for working so hard the past three and a half years. I might as well take advantage
of this mental instabil- an end. ity and enjoy the time We’ve spent the past four years building a home only to have to leave it this coming May. Senioritis is often seen as a nuisance; something that just prevents you from getting your homework done. Maybe we should start seeing it as a blessing; something that opens our eyes. Graduation Celina Natola is almost a month Editor-in-Chief away. At this point, if I have left here with we haven’t pulled our the friends I’ll soon heads out of our books long enough to see have to leave. For other students, that all of this is comsenioritis is more self- ing to an end soon, we induced. Take my should. As each week blows friend Billy for example. He has spent the by, we run around past three and a half writing papers, going years toiling over a to class, and working Forensic Science de- at internships or partgree. He has recently time jobs. If we keep decided not to pur- running through our sue a career in said day-to-day routines field. If he’s not go- instead of looking up ing to use the degree at what’s around us, he is graduating with, we aren’t going to why should he stress have time to really say out working for an A goodbye to our college when all he needs is a experience the right way. I’m not trying to passing grade? I know on paper I say that we should be must sound like such blowing off all of our a slacker. However, responsibilities. But I anyone who knows do think that responme can honestly tell sibilities should take you that I am the type a little bit of a backof student that can seat to appreciating easily say “screw it” the rest of the time we and blow off school- have here. Personally, work. It’s just in my I don’t mind having senioritis because it’s nature. No matter who gets allowing me to do just senioritis and under this. I hope that every what circumstances, I can’t help but wonder other student can also if senioritis is meant find a way use their to show us what is senioritis to their admore important: the vantage. fact that our time in college is coming to
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Another Year, Another Uneducated Complaint
Walk around this campus and you will hear an enormous buzz about the university and its recent achievements to become one of the premier learning institutions in the region. If you walk long enough (often from Maxcy Hall to Kaplan Hall), you will hear at least one student complaining about an issue that is either currently being resolved or at least meriting attention from the proper administration. I have had the privilege of seeing the transformation this campus has undergone over the past year. Last May I completed my undergrad work at UNH and am now enrolled in the master’s program all within the College of Business. The recent article in last week’s Charger Bulletin by Matthew Ezzo (“Another Year, Another Eyesore”) was not only disheartening but also enraging. As the lacrosse team and I often read the Bulletin each
Wednesday morning during breakfast after our practice, we find articles that entertain, educate, disappoint, and even spark debates (what all newspapers should do). It is very rare to find an article that results in an all out defense for the university because so many, including myself, disagree with the lack of research, references, and general aim of the article. Mr. Ezzo, I am not questioning your writing abilities nor your desire to voice your opinion in our beloved 81-year-old student paper. I am challenging the level of commitment you put into your article as far as portraying your direct opinion as the opinion of the whole and actually delving into the history of the University of New Haven and the strategic mission and vision of President Kaplan and the Board of Governors. A brief recap of the school’s history would enlighten any-
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one to the fact that the school has made a conscious effort to go from a majority commuter school to a residential campus. If you look over the past decade plus and you eliminate all of the additions from campus, you would now lose Bartels Campus Center, Echlin Dining Hall, the bookstore, Bixler, Botwinik, New Hall, the Recreation Center, Kayo Field (turfed and unturfed), DellaCamera Field, all of the off-campus housing, and even the use of Bethel as a residence hall (it used to be an administrative building). What does that leave? A school that equals a community college, such as Gateway. I would have a hard time believing that Mr. Ezzo, myself, and thousands of others would have chosen to attend the university if it were this kind of landscape. Progression is a natural part of life, especially your college career. Quinnipiac University was under
the same constraints as we are 10 years ago. They made major physical renovations and construction, and are now considered within the Northeast’s top schools in terms of prestige and recognition. I also have come to the conclusion (please correct me if I am wrong) that you have had little experience with general construction. This current “nuclear fallout site” that consists only of “dirt and rocks” is one of the cleanest and most maintained sites I have ever seen. As a person who grew up working in the housing construction industry, I have seen my fair share of disastrous planning, untidy sites, and unnecessary pollution (both noise and environmental). Compare this current build to the Rec Center, which would make the Soundview site look like a priceless Ming Vase. The last time I worked on a site, I never expected to see acres of
flawless grass, dozens of full bloomed rose bushes, or even finished pavement in a “construction site.” If you are still concerned about the dirt and rocks making up the largest proportion of the landscape, think about the last time you played “construction” with your Tonka trucks. To tangent off for a quick moment (and not because someone told me I should do it–which is often the sign of a journalist who does not pride himself in his work), I applaud the university for continuing and making new construction plans. I agree that parking (which features an EMPTY lot behind Winchester every night where I park for my 6 p.m. class as a commuter) can be hectic, pollution is unsightly, and hammers do not sound like doves. You have to look to the bigger picture and see that the university is booting local commerce and the economy as
a whole by providing dozens upon dozens of jobs, retailers and wholesalers revenue, and boosting the value of our degrees. In conclusion, I invite you to take a “leave of absence” from this university if it perturbs you this much to be on a campus that is continually undergoing facelifts or simply question your decision of coming here in the first place (as research has shown that this is only one of your first years on campus). This university has discovered a gem in President Kaplan as he has made very clear of his future plans for changing Ruden Street, new residence halls, athletic facilities, classrooms, institutes, and even the main entrance since I arrived in September of 2004. Please do more research before jumping to conclusions and “polluting” the air with more uneducated complaints. -Rob Holub
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Students Enjoy a Night An Interview with a of Stand-Up Comedy True Battlestar Fan con’t from page 1
was something wrong with him mentally or that he was on drugs (strong ones). Although he had his funny moments, he left me and those around me wanting Black to come on stage sooner rather than later. Black came out onto the stage as he has done many times before, yelling and upset about something. He was absolutely hysterical, marveling at the stupidity of Americans and making fun of the people who thought that he would have nothing to joke about now that George Bush is no longer the President. Black was on stage for over an hour and
the theater was filled with laughter the entire time. This was a wonderful event sponsored by the Student Committee on Programming Events (SCOPE). The
UNH contingent even con’t from page 1 got mentioned before P: Oh yeah. I used the show–we made up to be obsessed with about a quarter of the Stargate and they had theater. It is wonderful the commercial for that so many students Battlestar during it. I got to enjoy this off- was like “that looks campus event! fun.” C: It was also a series in the 1970s, is that correct? P: Yes. God what crappy sci-fi. C: Where and when did it air? P: Fridays at 10 p.m. on the Sci-Fi channel. C: So you stayed in and watched Battlestar on Friday nights? P: It made many a Friday night better. C: Who is your favorite character? P: Lee Adama. AN AP PHOTO C: Why is that? P: All of the characters go through huge transformations but the whole story about him and his father just really caught my interest. He goes through one of the most significant changes through the show and I think it’s very moving. C: How did you feel about the final episode? P: I was very excited to see it. The tension they series has built up over the past four seasons was so immense that you just had to see it. So much was answered in the last 15 minutes that it was hard
to believe, but it was so rewarding and you were happy to see where the characters ended up. C: Did you cry? P: A little bit, yeah. For Laura Roslin the President of the
made us easy for us to empathize with [its characters]. It touched upon fundamental human issues that have pervaded societies all over the world throughout history in a really interesting
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UNH senior Pat Kelly sits down to discuss the end of his favorite show, Battlestar Galactica.
Twelve Colonies. C: How about the series ending as a whole? P: It ended on the show’s own terms, which is more that you can say of Stargate or X-Files. Those shows just lost power. The creator of Battlestar had a goal created a goal for the show and that goal was fulfilled. At least no one can ever say that it was dragged out past its expiration date. C: What about the show made you hooked? P: It addressed so many issues that matter to us today that it
way. C: Do you think it will leave a legacy? P: No question. I think it’s changed what people consider sci-fi can do. It’s a sea change like Star Trek was in the sixties. It put an end to that era of sci-fi and made it a genre instead of just a sub-genre. C: What do you have to say to people who haven’t seen it? P: If the name turns you off, get over it. It’s a show worth your time. It was a really compelling story told in a really compelling manner.
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The Charger Bulletin | April 8, 2009
Q: I work a part time job while I'm at school. I have had too much work to do recently and I've found myself slacking on homework because I'm too busy at my job, what should I do? A: Talk to your boss about giving up one or two of your shifts because you are too overwhelmed with school work. Your boss should understand and be able to help you out. A: Quit your job or drop out.
The Charger Bulletin | April 8, 2009
Giants Release Star Wide Receiver Burress
will do next in terms of the wide-receiver position.
When asked about the situation, Giants general manager Jerry
Reese said, “I’m an optimist, and I believe most situations can be worked out. We hung in there as long as we could in hopes that there could be a resolution to this situation other than the decision we made today to release Plaxico. It wasn't to be, so now we have to move on. Like everybody else here, we want nothing but the best for Plaxico, and we are appreciative of the contributions he made to this franchise.” Despite all the troubles that have plagued Burress, he will always be remembered as one of the heroes of Super Bowl XLII. Burress caught the game-winning touchdown pass that lead
the Chargers to four wins and just one loss over the past two weeks. The senior also scored five goals
control. Smith led the Chargers in two decisive victories over the past two weeks. He start-
victory over Stonehill College. He did not give up a run and struck out seven batters. Smith returned to
By JOHN OKO
The New York Giants released star wide receiver Plaxico Burress on Friday, April 3. The troubled Giant was involved in an incident where he accidently shot himself in the leg in a New York night club late last year. Burress was suspended for the remainder of the season by the Giants and people questioned whether Plaxico would ever wear a Giants jersey again. This question was answered when the Giants finally went their separate ways with Burress last week, leaving much question as to what the G-Men
WEST HAVEN –University of New Haven women’s lacrosse student-athlete Brigid Brady and baseball
AP Photo/Rob Carr, File
New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress (17) watches from the sidelines in a former game against the Baltimore Ravens.
the Giants to a stunning upset of the New England Patriots. The decision to release Burress brings up many questions as to what the Giants will do in terms of the draft, which is coming up in later in the month. The Giants may very well go for a big-threat receiver to help replace the loss of Burress. The Giants have also been in talks with the Browns about a possible trade that would involve bringing over Braylon Edwards. When asked to comment, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, "Plaxico's contribution to our championship season in 2007 can never be underestimated or undervalued.
He displayed tremendous determination throughout that season. Having said that, I have always been as concerned about Plaxico as a man as I have been about him as a player, and my hope is that everything that has happened over the past several months represents a turning point.” The 31-year-old star faces possible NFL sanctions for violating its personal conduct policy. Burress also faces felony weapons charge that could put him in prison for at least three and a half years if convicted. Burress is due back in court on June 15.
Wednesday, April 8
Softball vs. Assumption, 3 pm Women’s Lacrosse at C.W. Post, 4 pm
Thursday, April 9
Women’s Tennis vs. Merrimack, 3 pm Baseball at St. Rose, 3:30 pm
Saturday, April 11
Softball at Merrimack (DH), 12 pm Baseball at Pace (DH), 12 pm Women’s Lacrosse at Southern New Hampshire, 1 pm Men’s Golf at Le Moyne Track and Field at UMass Lowell George Davis Invite
Sunday, April 12 Men’s Golf at Le Moyne
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Women’s lacrosse student-athlete Brigid Brady is this week’s female Charger Bulletin Athlete of the Week!
student-athlete Chris Smith have been named the Charger Bulletin Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 5, 2009. Brady helped lead
on Wednesday, April 1 in the Chargers 17-7 victory over No. 10 Dowling College. She also netted two game-winning goals, grabbed three ground balls and one draw
Men’s baseball student-athlete Chris Smith is this week’s male Charger Bulletin Athlete of the Week!
ed two games on the mound for the Chargers and tallied two victories. On March 28, Smith pitched eight complete innings and allowed four hits in the Chargers 12-1
the mound on April 4 and pitched six complete innings against cross-town rival Southern Connecticut. He struck out seven and earned the 5-1 win for the Chargers.
Monday, April 13 Baseball vs. Pace, 3:30 pm
Tuesday, April 14
Baseball vs. St. Anselm, 3:30 pm
UNH Student Makes Music to Make a Difference
––––––––––––––––– WEST HAVEN— This January, Dani Felt and about 13 of her friends decided to write and record music onto an album to sell across the University of New Haven for the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation. While they are still in the process of
recording, Felt’s goal is to finish the CD before the end of the semester. Linda Creed was Dani’s cousin and wrote the song “The Greatest Love of All.” It brings Felt great pleasure to be creating this amazing CD. She also asks if anyone is interested in updates on the CD to contact her at dfelt1@ newhaven.edu. With
the help of some generous upper-classmen and many talented musicians, Dani’s dream is becoming a reality. Dani also looks forward to making more benefit CDs in the future. She will write an article every week to update people about the CD. One of her goals is to also sell the CD at Yale after selling it at
UNH. Dani wants to thank all the people who have helped her through these couple months. Without all these people she could not have done this! Without MEISA this would never be possible. She also wants to thank her friends for believing in her. Without them, this CD wouldn’t have been possible.
attorney Donald Etra said. He reiterated that Rihanna would testify if required. Brown was charged in March by Los Angeles County prosecutors with felony assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats. He was arrested nearly a month earlier after police said he was involved in an early morning altercation with a woman who identified the "Run It!" singer as her attacker. Court records list Brown's victim as "Robyn F." Rihanna's real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Etra represented the 21-year-old "Umbrella" singer at Monday's arraignment, but
did not speak during the five-minute hearing. He said afterward that that the singer is in "fine spirits" and spending time with her family in Barbados. Etra said Brown's plea was "totally expected." If convicted, Brown could be sentenced to probation or nearly five years in prison. Neither side has publicly addressed Brown and Rihanna's relationship since the incident. But there has been discernible fallout and backlash since Brown's arrest. Neither singer performed at the Grammy Awards hours after the alleged beating, and both were also no-
shows for the Kids' Choice Awards show Mar. 28. Sponsors have stopped using Brown, some radio stations have stopped playing his music and some broadcasters have even started playing an anti-Chris Brown song created by the little-known dance group Smoke Jumpers. Brown left the courthouse with his mother, two bodyguards and an entourage. On his way out, he had to walk through a phalanx of cameras. He was picked up by a car in front of the courthouse. Geragos offered no comment and quickly left the courthouse with his client.
Chris Brown Enters Not Guilty Plea in Beating Case
By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES— Chris Brown pleaded not guilty Monday, April 6 to threatening and assaulting his girlfriend, fellow music star Rihanna. The 19-year-old R&B singer entered his plea, speaking in a soft voice, while standing alongside his lawyer, Mark Geragos. His mother sat in the first row, redeyed. Within moments of the hearing, a lawyer for Rihanna said the singer was hoping a plea deal could be reached before the case goes to trial. "She would be pleased if this was over quickly,"
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Upcoming Music Events
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April Movies on Channel 14 April is Earth Day (April 22nd) and Holocaust Remembrance Month The 11th Hour (Earth Day Selection) Sunday 8pm, Saturday 1pm & Monday 2am An Inconvenient Truth (Earth Day Selection) Friday 11pm, Saturday 4pm, & Wednesday 11pm March of the Penguins (Earth Day Selection) Sunday 11pm & Wednesday 8pm Paperclips (Holocaust Remembrance Month Selection) Sunday 1am and Tuesday 8pm Schindler’s List (Holocaust Remembrance Month Selection) Thursday 1am, Friday 8pm & Saturday 1am I Am Legend Saturday 8pm, Sunday 1pm & Monday 11pm Arctic Tale (Earth Day Selection) Saturday 11pm and Sunday 4pm
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