SCOPE Prevails With First Sold Out Show; Carnival Attracts Over 2,500 Attendees!
PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARGER BULLETIN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER KIMBERLY HARMAN
This year’s spring concert was headlined by the famous rock band Third Eye Blind, pictured above. Other acts included Trapt, Trey Songz, and Blue Jupiter.
Things got started with a bang on Friday night with ––––––––––––––––––––– the concert. Volunteers started arThe Student Committee riving at Charger Gymon Programming Events, nasium as early as 7:00 in fondly known as SCOPE, the morning to start setting has once again given the up for the big night. A toUNH community a won- tal of four box trucks were derful Spring Weekend. unloaded that morning;
the contents of the trucks transforming the gym into a concert venue. With everything set up and ready to go it was time to open the doors and let the crowd fill the gym. The show was sold out and it showed in the way the gym filled up. The concert started with
a performance by Blue Jupiter, an a cappella group based in New York City. They performed a variety of songs ranging from Tom Cochrane’s “Life is a Highway” to Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” The group has won many awards and did not disappoint last Friday. The
group also performed in between acts to keep the audience entertained throughout the night. If you loved them and want to hear more visit www.bluejupiter.com. The next act was Trey Songz. The hip hop/R&B
ever Northeast-10 Confer––––––––––––––––––––– ence (NE-10) Championship. The Chargers improve to 16-3 overall this season, WEST HAVEN — The while the Penmen finish University of New Haven their season at 13-5. women's lacrosse team Ashley Ferrandiz gave defeated visiting Southern the Chargers 2-0 lead with New Hampshire Universi- a goal in the fifth minute on ty, 12-7, at Ralph F. Della- Sunday. The Penmen anCamera Stadium on Sunday swered with two goals in afternoon to capture its first the ninth minute, evening
the score at 2-2. Six minutes later, Brianna Kenworthy and Brigid Brady put the Chargers ahead 4-2. SNHU added one in 21st minute, but the Chargers finished strong with three unanswered goals to push their lead to 7-3 at the midway point. Brady, Sarah Magnone and Kenworthy each scored
in the opening four minutes of the second half to put the Chargers up by seven, 103. Over the next 14 minutes the Penmen cut New Haven's lead to four (11-7) by scoring four of the next five goals. Ashley Ferrandiz capped scoring in the 54th minute with her 57th of the season. The Chargers then managed to stall
and run out the clock for the remaining six minutes. Maureen Spellman made nine saves in goal for the Chargers, while allowing only seven goals. She saved five shots in the first half and four in the second half. The Chargers' offense
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Campus Events, Etc. The Charger Bulletin | May 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 6 ¡Sobremesa! Jazzman’s in Bartels, 1pm – 3pm Pool League New Hall Game Room, 9pm-11pm
Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
Twisted Thursday Echlin Dining Hall, 9:30pm – 11:00pm
Internship Workshop Kaplan 210 12:15pm – 1:30pm Double Dare Quad 1pm – 3pm
UNH’s Got Talent Dodd’s Theatre, 9pm – 12 am
Saturday, May 9 Hillbilly Olympics Quad, 4pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, May 12
Farewell to Dennis Nostrand and Juli Roebuck Alumni Lounge, 3pm-5pm Internship Workshop Kaplan 210 12:15pm – 1:30pm
From all of us at the Charger Bulletin, have a great summer!
By Dan Osipovitch A weekly recap of the positives & negatives at UNH
Spring weekend was a success. It was nice to at least have some sun. And whoa. An elephant. We had an elephant. Here. How awesome is that. The concert was pretty good, not the best, but pretty good. I think most people would agree that Third Eye Blind put on a great show. Thanks for all of your hard work SCOPE and volunteers!
And so it comes to an end—my reign of the baby I created and maintained for 7 semesters. I’ve seen things change and I’ve see things stay the same from what I’ve written. Heck, the paper was once even confiscated over something I wrote (dead rats and Open House, anyone?). I want to thank those loyal readers who have kept me going. Equally important, I want to thank those who have let me poke fun at them, as well as those who have responded to what I’ve written. This battery is now dead and it’s time to recharge! I hope I can find someone that can continue my legacy, though no one can do it as well as me. I hope.
As Europe (the band) would sing, “It’s the final countdown!” Seniors we have SIXTEEN DAYS LEFT!!!! Semi-charmed kinda life, eh? We’ll all be going our own way, but hopefully we’ll bring our memories and good times with us and thanks to awesome technology we’ll be able to keep in touch with those we’ve met in the past four years. Good luck to everyone who is graduating! Can I just mention how Dining Services hasn’t touched a single one of our meals on our cards? If I could, I would include a single teardrop of mine with every issue this week, but unfortunately I don’t think I can do that. All of the rest of you suckers stuck here for a few more years: make the best of it!
Oh and specially for Food Services, I have to do it once more for [expletive deleted]s and giggles: Sandella’s, please cut your pizzas better. No one can eat them the way they’re cut and lots of people have been complaining about it lately. Maybe there’s a pizza cutting seminar or something. But really, a special thanks to Food Services who have taken a lot of the brunt from me and have been the quickest to respond to my complaints and even my praises.
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National/World News A Search for Allies in the Global Warming Fight
By MELANIE ROVINSKY STAFF WRITer
Climate) in which she urged all the countries present to work together towards an international agreement to halt pollution that is responsible for current climate changes. By December, the committee hopes to replace the current emissions procedure, the Kyoto Protocol passed in 1997, with a new international agreement. "The United States is fully engaged and ready to lead and determined to make up
for lost time, both at home and abroad," Clinton said during the symposium. Clinton also acknowledged that each economy was responsible for climatechanging emissions in a different way, but that all economies should work together to achieve the common goal. China is currently the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses. However, several Chinese leaders claim that a large por-
tion of their emissions is the result of manufacturing goods for export. Proposed legislation calls for a reduction of greenhouse gases by 20 percent in just 11 years. According to Clinton, it is through new, cooperative agreements that people everywhere will be able to reach their “legitimate aspiration for a higher standard of living.” The question in everybody’s mind now is: what next?
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Clinton returns to Oklahoma bombing site for tour OKLAHOMA CITY — Bill Clinton recalled the profound impact of the 1995 Oklahoma City WASHINGTON — bombing on the nation and his presidency durSecretary of State Hiling a private tour of a memorial and museum lary Rodham Clinton honoring the 168 people killed. informed representaThe former president announced Saturday he tives of the world’s is joining an honorary national board of trustees largest greenhousethat will promote the privately operated Oklagas-emitting econohoma City National Memorial and Museum. mies that the Unites Clinton was president when the powerful truck States was ready to bomb tore through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal move forward to comBuilding on April 19, 1995. bat global warming. On his fifth visit to the site, the former presiClinton spoke Mondent declared that the resilience of Oklahoday, April 27 at an inmans in the bombing aftermath shows people ternational conference can draw strength from one another and prevail (the Major Economies while confronting "the worst in humanity." Forum on Energy and "My life has been indelibly marked by the people I met here," Clinton said Saturday in addressing about 200 museum supporters, bombing survivors and former rescue workers. "I came here, more than anything else, to say Your place to find the oddest stories in mainstream news. 'Thank You.'" By Zack Rosen Couple arrested for and just kept going as a strip mall parking portable toilets — and He added: "The memories I have here ... sex on lawn at Wind- if they were in their lot Friday. Drone told the pilot was able to have changed my life, and I think, fundamensor Castle own bedroom.” KUSA-TV that he was walk away apparently tally changed the lives of the nation." LONDON – Queen Japanese tourists out for a “joyride” in unhurt. Elizabeth II was at filmed the couple, Arvada with his horse, Cause not yet known in 28-injury tour Gary Mayor of the home at Windsor who only stopped Cricket. Federal Aviation Ad- bus wreck Castle, the sentries when police officers PERRIS, Calif. — Investigators in Southern Sgt. Jeff Monzingo ministration says the who guard her were arrived on the scene, says the citation was Cessna 182 crashed California are still trying to learn why a tour on duty, and the large witnesses said. the first he’d seen in Friday afternoon in bus crashed into a freeway divider, injuring all park surrounding the Thames Valley Po- 15 years of working in Washington state af- 28 people on board. magnificent building lice said the man and law enforcement. Riverside County Fire Department Capt. ter taking off from was full of tourists on woman were arrested Police say deciding Thun Field, an air- Rick Griggs said eight people injured in Satura Sunday afternoon. and given a written what to do with the field owned by Pierce day's accident on Interstate 215 were listed in So it didn’t take long warning about outrag- horse was a “tricky County southeast of critical condition. for people to realize ing public decency. California Highway Patrol Officer Danny call” because “you can Tacoma. that something was The queen was in tow a car” in typical Sheriff’s spokes- Hesser told the Riverside Press-Enterprise the out of order when an the castle at the time, drunk driving cases. man Ed Troyer says bus from Inland Empire Stages Limited was inebriated couple ar- but her office declined A stable owner the plane was about returning a tour group to Colton — between rived from a nearby Friday to comment eventually offered 150 feet in the air Riverside and San Bernardino — after a trip to restaurant and began about what had hap- Drone and his horse a when the engine quit. San Diego. having sex on a grass pened. ride home. Troyer told The bank outside the casStates consider 'Silver Alerts' for missing A phone num- News Tribune that tle, according to wit- Cowboy ticketed for ber listed for a Brian the pilot tried to turn adults | nesses. MONTVILLE, Conn. — Connecticut and ‘riding under the in- Drone in Arvada was around to land but several other states are considering adopting “One window from fluence’ disconnected. didn’t quite make it. the guardroom opened ARVADA, Colo. The plane hit a alert systems to help find missing adults with up and when a soldier – A man in a cowboy Outhouses cushion fence, flipped over and Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other cognisaw what was going hat who rode a horse small plane crash in landed upside down tive problems. on he told his mates — through a Denver sub- Wash state The Silver Alerts are modeled on Amber on top of the portable and lots of windows urb has been cited for P U Y A L L U P , toilets standing in a Alerts, which are issued to help find missopened up,” witness riding an animal un- Wash. – A small air- storage yard. ing and abducted children. Fifteen states have Mark Robinson told der the influence. Po- plane dropping from Authorities didn’t Silver Alert programs, and Connecticut's state The Sun newspaper. lice said Brian Drone the sky after its engine immediately give the Senate endorsed a proposal last week. “The couple did not was given a $25 traf- failed wound up on a pilot’s identity in time It's now awaiting a state House vote. The Alzheimer's Association says about 5 care who was looking fic violation ticket in cushioning bunch of for publication. million people in the U.S. have the disease, and that about six of every 10 will wander away Have a wacky story? from their caregivers at least once. Send it to us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu –––––––––––––––––
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DEB Sleeps Out For The Homeless
By DELTA EPSILON BETA
On Friday Apr. 24, 2009 the Sisters of Delta Epsilon Beta and the Brothers of Sigma Chi successfully raised fourteen hundred dollars during their annual Sleepout for the Homeless. All proceeds went to Life Haven, in New Haven, CT. Life Haven is a non-profit organization that shelters over 150 families annually. The purpose of this event is to help raise awareness of homelessness in the area and to raise money to assist the community, by helping to provide
homes for those who do not have them. This fundraiser was only possible with the help of these donators: Nancy Cooper, Linda Smith, Gorin’s Clearance Outlet, Haddam Neck Fair Association, Lester Gorin, Patricia A Smith, Torrington Firefighters Local 1567, The Thomas Family, Walter Ruppar, Village Pizza, Connie Lustrinelli, Athens Pizza, Barry J Vine, Vine Products Manufacturing Co., Todd Lamothe, Andy Corielo, Mark Capell, Joseph Fioretti, Barbara O’Connell, Maureen and Ed Bascetta, Marc Smith, Famous Uncle Al’s, Chuck
Hajnal, Red Tomato Pizzeria, Giuseppina Causo, Linda Silva and Paul Sokol, Mcans Group LLC, Matthews Tavern Inc., Walmart Foundation, Mary Burke, Amy Gillis, Phillis Eventoff, Wendy Bortnicker Andy Gachi, Anne Conordy, Fred Lawrence, Dan Alintoffro, Sue Tylivfcok, Sue Libbrock, Dave Sullivan, Andrew Roselli, David Jonney, Lourie Perrie, Mr. and Mrs. Dickseein, Eileen Tiefenthaler, Lindsey Walisce, Ed McCormack, Chris Farrel, Kathleen Caruso, and special thanks to Raymour and Flanagan Furniture for donating boxes.
Swine Flu Not Here, Despite Rumors
By BILL LEETE
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
MSNBC.com and NYDailyNews.com have incorrectly reported that a UNH student has contracted H1N1 (swine flu). The university is in close contact with the student's mother who notes her son does not have H1N1. Since one of her other sons, who is in high school, does have the virus she has placed her UNH student on Tamiflu as a precaution. The university has asked that her son who attends UNH stay at home for one week before returning to campus. Please check www.
newhaven.edu for updates regarding H1N1 and the University of New Haven. Please remember: Should any UNH students show flu symptoms they are asked to report to Health Services. Faculty and staff are asked to see their primary healthcare providers. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc. gov/swineflu/. Symptoms of H1N1 include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, coughing, and other less-common symptoms include runny nose, sort throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Some precautions include: stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading the illness, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the used tissue in the trash, wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to deter the spread of germs, and avoid travel to Mexico. For another source of breaking news, both campus and national, be sure to visit the Charger Bulletin online at www.ChargerBulletin.com.
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UNH Students Go To Supreme Court
By LOUIS ESWOOD III FIRE SCIENCE CLUB
WA S H I N G T O N , D.C. — On Wednesday Apr. 22, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the oral arguments of Ricci v. DeStefano. Ricci v. DeStafano is a case based out of the New Haven and involves a firefighter promotional exam. In 2003, members of the New Haven Fire Department sat for an oral and written test to be promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain within the city. Upon completion of the test, the city decided not to certify the list because there were not enough minorities in the top ranks of the list. The city feared that the test had some level of bias associated with it and
by certifying the test the city would face a lawsuit. Instead, 19 white
the city. The firefighters argue that the test was based on job specific duties and that
firefighters and one Hispanic, now known as the New Haven 20, banded together and filed a reverse discrimination suit with
the company who made the test was willing to vouch for its validity. One of the prime questions they posed to the Supreme
Court was whether the city had the ability to not certify a list of an otherwise valid
attention when the Obama administration filed a brief siding with the city by asking
given the opportunity to present the government’s argument to the court. In attendance at the arguments were two fire science students from the University of New Haven: Louis Eswood and Chris Rinck. They were accompanied by their Fire Law professor, Marty O’Connor, and were able to secure three reserved seats in the courtroom, surpassing a two-year waiting list. The group traveled to Washington, D.C. on money secured from the generosity of the Bartel’s Family and the Office of the Dean of the Henry Lee College of Criminal Justice and AN AP PHOTO test based only on the the court to send the Forensic Sciences. racial outcome of the case back to the lower The case is expectparticipants. court. During the ar- ing a decision from The case has guments a representa- the United States Sugrabbed a significant tive from the Obama preme Court someamount of national Administration was time in June.
Swingin’ Sixties Come in Form of Play
someone has mistaken his identify and has CONTRIBUTING WRITER ––––––––––––––––– his friend, business partner and madame The swingin’ six- Deboshe’s mutual ties were back at love interest Maurice UNH this week with Blasé (Ben Moody) the theater depart- go in his place. Along ment’s rendition of A with these characters By CHARLES DIGUGLIELMO
Flea In Her Ear, a sex farce set in the 1960s in Paris between a sketchy hotel, The Hotel Pussy á Go-Go and Victor Deboshe’s living room. Flea was originally written in 1902 by George Feydeau, the father of the modern farce, and was translated by Frank Galati for a theater in Chicago. The show opens up in the living room of insurance agent Victor Deboshe (Jeremy Tortora). Madame Yvonne Deboshe (Sonnie Lebbing) calls for long time friend Lucille Homenides de Histangua (Sally Nieborsky) when she has a “flea in her ear” that there is someone else in Monsieur’s life; when in reality it is just a sexual fear from a play. Together the two hatch a plan to try and catch him by sending a fake love letter to rendezvous at the Hotel Pussy á Go-Go. Things run awry when Monsieur believes
we meet Doctor Panache (Nicholas Theodoseau), Deboshe’s insurance company’s doctor as he is forced to give some advice to the Deboshe’s butler Perrier (Ryan Flanagan). We also learn about the Perrier’s wife Nanette (Holly Stadzcuk) fellow servant to the Deboshes and her affair with the “innocent, chaste” Claude Deboshe (David Iannacone), the Deboshe’s nephew and secretary who has a sever speech impediment due to an upper pallet defect making his speech undecipherable. But then things really get messed up when Carlos Homenides de Histangua (Alyssa Biggs) finds the note that was written by his wife for madam Deboshe for monsieur Deboshe. He promises to put a bullet through anyone he catches with her and sparing her no mercy either. Madam Deboshe,
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being the first to arrive at the Hotel Pussy A Go-Go, meets some of the colorful characters there, including the “Colonel” Henri Martinet (Joseph Francisco) who owns the fine establishment where if
married men weren’t faithful they would be out of business, along with his love interest and assistant at the hotel Olympia (Amanda Pamulo). We also meet two most interesting characters of all Benedictine (Matthew Mendoza) and Maher Ravvi (Kenneth Bragen). Benedictine is a drinking, arthritic, shaking uncle of the colonel whose only job is to lay in bed and (when the panic button gets pressed) arrive on the revolving bed to save the day with his two go-go dancers (Rebekah Gordon and Sara McGuire). While Maher Ravvi is an exotic from the far East waiting for his rendezvous that seems to never come but creates hijinx when the rest of the crew shows up. Things get really crazy when Maurice shows up instead of Victor! But wait here is where things really
USGA President’s Corner
USGA Meetings are at 1:45 every Monday in the Alumni Lounge. All are welcome!
So this is my last ever article as the USGA President. To be perfectly honest, I never really liked writing these articles and I can not count the number of times that Celina had to remind me that I had to write my article. So I want to say Thank you to Celina and the entire Charger Bulletin staff for putting up with me and my articles being so late. I would like to say thank you to the Yearbook staff and SCOPE for all of their hard work over the last year. Greg, Lisa, and Dean Johnson, you have always been there when I needed
something and were always supportive towards me and the USGA; Thank you. To my executive board, you have all been there to tell me my ideas were bad, bring up new ones, and were there to encourage me all along the way. For that, I thank you. However, most importantly I would like to thank the student body. You were the ones who put me in this position and trusted me and my judgment. Nobody can do this job without the support of the students and over the last two years you have all made it easier for me. The flood of Charger-
Louis Eswood III USGA President Voice concerns may look on the outside like the students don’t really like it here, but I saw it as the students caring enough to submit those concerns and are looking to improve this university. I hope that everyone was satisfied with the job I did and I wish you all the best of luck. So to every single person at this institution, good bye and thank you!
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Editorials The Charger Bulletin | May 6, 2009
Of all the different clubs and organizations at the University of New Haven, no one is as active as SCOPE. They do events during the week and at least two every weekend, Rock and Roll Week, Spring Concert and Spring Carnival, comedians, hypnotists, movies every Friday and Sunday, work the sound system at a huge amount of campus events for other clubs and organizations, and so much more. This past weekend was, of course, Spring Weekend. From an elephant, Third Eye Blind, free cotton candy, a mini roller coaster, and Last Comic Standing winner John Heffron, there was tons to do. I don’t have an editorial about politics this week, or something bad on campus. This editorial is simply a huge high five to everyone at SCOPE for all of the hard work they do. And an extra
Praise Needs To Be Given...
high five for SCOPE’s are. If they see that current lone Co-Chair, you were working, Amanda ZeRuth. She nonstop, from 6:00am Friday to 3:00am Saturday for the concert,
ers, and companies every week, and dealing with last-minute problems that may arise, people would see how
they’re my friends and family. For those in SCOPE who are graduating this year, I think it goes without
are so amazing each week. It’s a pleasure to not only know them, but to be friends with every one of them.
Zack Rosen Editor-in-Chief Elect has taken SCOPE as her sole responsibility for the past semester: overseeing the 11+ SCOPE committee heads, the huge number of volunteers and general members, and planning hundreds of thousands of dollars of events this year. For all of the members of SCOPE, don’t feel for a minute that you’re unappreciated. I think if people realize that Spring Weekend simply would not happen without you, they would see how important each of you
important each of you are. SCOPE is one of those reasons you choose to stay at the University of New Haven. Personally, they’re more than just a committee on programming events;
saying that you will be sorely missed. If you see any of these people, please thank them for all of their hard work. They, along with advisors Greg Overend and Lisa Saverese, are the reason campus events
M a l l o r i e Frohlinger, Glenn Altshuler, Kelsey Shaw, Dave Mckinney, Rachel Nichols, Lindsay Lynch, Jackie McCreedy, Kelsey Morrison, Tyler Salovin, Bryan Saliski, and B.C. Hollies.
then about 7:00am to 2:00am for the Spring Carnival, they would see how important each of you are. If they see that you are in the office for hours each day, planning events every day, working with agents, perform-
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Countdown to Graduation: I’d Rather Forget
With Spring Weekend behind us, the end of the year is perfectly in view. Finals start in a week, most professors are preparing their last tests and projects, and the majority of the student body is settling down for studying, working, and packing. For undergraduate students like me, this is a time to enjoy the last few weeks with friends before summer. It is a time to pack up to go home with a heavy heart but a smile be-
cause next year is just a few months away. But for seniors these last weeks are the time to remember, party, and say goodbye to the University community that has been supportive for four long years. As a junior, a large majority of the seniors here are my greatest friends. At the moment, I cannot imagine walking down the halls of Kaplan and Buckman without seeing certain faces. I will miss specific voices
that permeate from behind certain doors in the Student Activities wing. It saddens me to think of Sheffield without its usual senior shenanigans. Yet, all I have heard around campus for the last week or so is “twenty six days”. “Two weeks and I’m outta here.” “Freedom is right around the corner”. I am thrilled that the seniors are ready to leave; it must be a fantastic feeling to know that your life is about to start. How-
ever, some of us have intentions on missing the senior class when it leaves. Some students on this campus want to spend these last few weeks enjoying our time with the seniors and remembering the stories from the past four years; not rushing straight to graduation. Yes, there may be seventeen days until graduation. But quite frankly, I am not gushing with the same excitement to see everyone go. I want to enjoy what I have left
with those seniors in Sheffield, Student Activities, and classes without a constant reminder of their im-
Erin Ennis Assistant Editor Elect
pending absence. So seniors: yes, we are all aware that your graduation is right around the corner. If I can speak for the rest of the underclassmen: we wish you the best in all you do. We all hope that you have the best of luck in the future outside of UNH. But remember as you are counting down the days until the school year ends: some of us would like to enjoy those days with you. Make them count as much as possible!
There was a huge parking lot behind Botwinik? There were multiple classrooms where the Samuel S. Bergami Center for Finance and Technology room is now? There was no patio behind Bartels? Bartels didn’t have a fireplace? The campus only had 2100 students? Not every freshmen room was tripled? There was a tiny gym in Botwinik? Sandellas was not an option? New Hall was an upperclassmen residence hall? The Chariot Yearbook and the Charger Bulletin had windows
in their office? DSA put on V.I.P. Bingo not “Naughty” Bingo? The grassy knoll was still around? Our entire class could fit into one class photo instead of two? The e-mail used to work? You were able to drive around the entire campus from any starting point? We were able to have meetings in the Dodds auditorium? Library computers were always available? The club rocks were in front of Bartels and the Bookstore? Spring Carnival was held in the Bixler
parking lot? Computers and Their Applications was an hour and a half of Facebooking known as Intro to Data Processing? The Maxcy Staircase was a really ugly blue color? Facebook was for college students only? The UNH website was one picture and an ugly blue background? The Price Is Right was held annually in the auditorium? The computer lab was just a bunch of trailers in the Botwinik parking lot? The turf field was a giant dead patch of grass and mud that made the trip from Winchester to New
Cafe way shorter? Your eyes didn’t hurt when looking at the football field? The Vlock Center was two large classrooms instead of one smaller one? WNHU was part of USGA? Quick Zone was called the C-Store (and always will be for the older students)? The freshmen class didn’t outnumber the other three classes combined? There was a giant black sculpture in front of the library? The computer stations in the library were actually stacks? The meal plans cost half of what they do now?
UNH IDs had our birthdays on them? The “new construction” on campus was the Bartels patio? UNH Cribs used to be on channel 14? Midnight Breakfast was actually at midnight? Take Three used to be the faculty dining room? There was a Quiznos in New Hall? You used to be able to send campuswide e-mails without Student Activities doing it for you? The New Hall parking lot was a field? It was common knowledge that Maxcy was haunted? The only Jazzman’s on campus
was in the student center? The Dean of Students Office was in Bixler Hall? Registration was done on paper and done first come, first serve leading to some hardcore slumber parties the night before? Room selection was done in huge groups in the Alumni Lounge or German Club? Bethel Hall held freshmen AND transfer students? There was no DPhiE, Sigma Chi or Phi Sig Sig but there was a DSA and an APhiA? The school tried to fix the quad by roping it off for a month?
By MAIDELINE SANCHEZ
What is it about Great Horned Owls that make them look wise and at the same time dangerous? Well, to give you an idea, it is those massive golden eyes and devilish horns formed by the feathers that sit on top of their ears. But what is it about those mas-
sive eyes that keep our curious minds wondering what makes them so massive? Let us take a look at a part of their lifestyle before we make any conclusions. Being nocturnal, the Great Horned Owl must contain a large surface area for their eyes to capture light as much as they can to allow them to see at night. They are also
farsighted, meaning they cannot see anything that is within a few inches in front of them. This adaptation allows them to catch sight of prey that is distant. So once that poor little someone, soon to become the owl’s dinner, scurries along its line of vision, there is no turning back. What makes the Great Horned Owl so
distinct from the others is the horn-like tufts that form just above their ears. Also, the coloration of their feathers makes them unique in that they are mostly individually striped with darker and lighter shades of brown. They are referred to as “Tigers of the Night” for this reason. Great Horned Owls are mostly predominant in the west-
ern hemisphere where they range from the Arctic all the way through South America. So if you are walking through the woods and you come across a Great Horned Owl, do not be surprised. Did You Know? Great Horned Owls, as well as other owls, are equipped with three eyelids. The upper eyelid is normally used for when the owl
blinks while the lower lid is used mainly for when the owl is asleep. The third lid (nictating membrane) is located just beneath the other two upper and lower lids and closes diagonally to clean the surface of the eye inside and out.
If you have any problems at UNH, the first suggestion given is to post a concern on Chargervoice.com. This is an outlet, but is it really a solution? I had a concern when I was a freshman about the broken water fountains in the library and I posted my concern. I got an
email the next day stating that the water fountains were being taken care of but a year later nothing has changed. I have had other concerns and posted but every time I get the same email. These concerns are supposed to be sent to committee heads; I have been a part of
many committees on campus and I think that all they do is sit and talk. I think talking is in vain if it does not translate into action. I do not speak about all committees, but the ones I was a part of seemed to focus elsewhere. Friendships and so-
cialization seemed to take a higher priority than the problems of students. This is why I am no longer a part of these committees. I think Chargervoice.com is a great website but its purpose is lost after initial contact. I do not know what the solution is but all I see are ignored
problems and false hopes. I think if the E-board of USGA are busy with other problems and cannot find effective solutions to problems, new management is needed. They should be able to follow through with student concerns. I think UNH is striving to get better
things but the broken water fountains and other miscellaneous problems keep the general population from seeing these strides. Chargervoice. com is a solution but its efficiency is still debatable. -- Ankit Sharma
Animal Awareness: The Great Horned Owl
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Spring Weekend Attracts Thousands
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artist sang hits from his first two albums as well as the first one released from his upcoming album. He had everyone in the gym doing the “two step” and of course had most of the ladies swooning. His website is www. treysongz.com if you want more information. Trapt was up next. The group from Los Gatos, California is best known for its hit “Headstrong”. They performed this hit for the UNH crowd as well as other songs from their three studio albums. This performance got the crowd extremely worked up and ready for the headliner. If you love Trapt and want more, join their social network at www.onlythroughthepain.com. Lastly was Third Eye Blind, who performed old hits and new things off of their upcoming album Ursa Major due out later this
Photos by staff photographer Kimberly Harman year. They performed help break down and ing. fan favorites includ- load out the equipPersonally, ing “Semi-Charmed ment. Kudos to those I thoroughly Life,” “How’s It students who did enjoyed the Gonna Be,” and “Mo- tough it out and get chance to ride torcycle Drive By.” everything clean for an elephant Some members of the the next day. It was an as I honestly audience felt com- extremely long night, can’t think of pelled to crowd surf but worth it to be a any other time and start mosh pits, part of the weekend. in the future I The weather will have that cleared on Saturday in chance with time for the carnival. two of my best Between the rides, friends beside food, free stuff and me. Bula the 41 year old E v e n marshmallow-loving though I did elephant there was no not win any end to the fun. of the prizes SCOPE went out at the end of of its way to make the day, there sure there was somewas a great thing for everyone at selection that this carnival. There offered somewas the typical carthing for evnival food (popcorn, eryone. The chanical bull, and a cotton candy and fried mixed reviews from evening closed with dough) as well as en- bunch of the “usual” the students. While comedian, and winner chiladas and Dippin’ carnival games. most couldn’t wait for of Last Comic StandS t u Dots ice cream. Sobut the security pro- dexo also provided d e n t s vided by SCOPE, dinner in the form of could get campus police and a BBQ with chicken, just about West Haven police burgers, hotdogs, wa- w h a t e v e r quickly diffused all of termelon and cookies. they wantthe situations. These For rides there was ed made groups did a great job the tilt-o-rama, super out of maintaining the safety trooper, berry-go- balloons, of the UNH students/ round, dragon coaster, wax molds guests as well as the fun house and huge of their bands. After the show slide. There was also h a n d s , was over some stu- adult-sized tricycles, c a r i c a dents stuck around to bathtub races, a me- tures, photo strips, photo cell p h o n e tags, manicures and massages. Many students left North Campus with their arms full of mementoes to help them remember the weekend. Then of course there was the much anticipated elephant ride. This aspect of the carnival received
their chance to ride an ing, John Heffron, elephant, others found who attracting roughkeeping the elephant ly 500 students. walking in small circles not at all appeal-
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Advice Corner Q: I have an embarrassing flatulence problem, and I dread going to class and quiet meetings. How can I better control this issue without embarrassing myself each time? A: Maybe you should talk to your doctor and see if maybe there is a medication you should take to help with your problem. A: HAHAHA. There isn't any advice for this.
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WEST HAVEN — University of New Haven women’s lacrosse student-athlete Mallory Ferrandiz and baseball studentathlete Tom Rombilus have been named the Charger Bulletin Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, May 3, 2009. Ferrandiz helped lead the Chargers women’s lacrosse team to the program’s first-ever Northeast-10
Conference Championship and NCAA appearance. She was named to the AllNortheast-10 Conference First Team, the Northeast-10 Conference All-Championship Team and was named the Northeast-10 Conference Championship Most Outstanding Player. She tallied eight goals and four assists in four games the past two weeks. She also
Post. Game time is still to be determined. Rombilus helped led the Chargers baseball team into their first-ever Northeast-10 Conference Championship. New Haven clinched the fifth seed in the tournament and take on fourth seed Bentley University grabbed 12 draw conFerrandiz leads today for a spot in the trols, including eight the Chargers into the semifinal round. Rombilus led the in the Chargers NE-10 NCAA Division II Championship semifi- tournament on Satur- Chargers with a .439 nal matchup. day, May 9 at C.W. batting average in four
Women’s Lacrosse Wins NE-10
gion poll last week. Championship. was led by four goals Three at-large bids NCAA Division from senior Brady. from the north region I, II and III Women's Kenworthy also finished with three goals. Ashley Ferrandiz finished with two goals, while Magnone, Mallory Ferrandiz and Alexis Gabbe each finished with one score. The Chargers, ranked No. 8 in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association/ Under Armour poll, will find out later tonight if they made the 2009 NCAA Championship field. The Chargers were ranked third in the north re- are selected to the Lacrosse and Divicon’t from page 1
wins. He tallied 18 hits in 41 at-bats. He drove in six runs and scored eight over the past two weeks. He tallied a two-week high four hits on Thursday, April 30 against Merrimack. The Charger Bulletin Athletes of the Week are announced every other week in the Charger Bulletin and on the Chargers website at www.newhaven.edu/athletics.
sion II and III Men's sively on CBS Col- Special. The brackets Lacrosse Champion- lege Sports Network were revealed Sunday ships brackets will during the NCAA night around 10:30pm (Eastern Time). CBS College Sports Network is available on local cable systems around the country and also via satellite on Dish Network (channel 152) and DirecTV (channel 613). On Comcast in New Haven and the surrounding area, CBS College Sports Network is channel 274. Immediately following the announcement on CBS College Sports Network, www. NCAA.com will have the complete bracket. A CHARGER ATHLETICS PHOTO be announced exclu- Lacrosse Selection
Softball Heads to Second Consecutive NCAA Tournament
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA Division II Softball Championship committee announced the 2009 championship field early Monday morning. The Chargers earned the seventh seed in the East Region and will travel
to Brookville, N.Y. for the opening round of the tournament which starts on Fri., May 8. New Haven will take on the ECC Champions, C.W. Post in their opening round matchup. The opening round, or regional round, is double-elimination format. The other two teams at the C.W. Post regional are Georgian
Court of the CACC and NE-10 runners-up Southern Connecticut. The tournament will take place over three days and conclude on Sun., May 10 with the regional championship. The regional winner will advance to the super regional and take on the other regional winner in a best-of-three series.
The other east regional, played at top seed Le Moyne College, will feature the Dolphins, Caldwell College, Dowling College and Dominican College. Those dates would be Fri., May 15 and Sat., May 16. Game time, ticket information, and more can be found online at www.NewHaven.edu/ athletics.
Junior third baseman Nicole Downs.
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Wolverine: Clawing Onto the Big Screen
By STEPHEN ACEVEDO STAFF WRITER
The much anticipated X-Men Origins: Wolverine finally clawed its way into theaters on Friday, May 1. I, like many other fans of the XMen and of Wolverine, came into the theater with jittery feet. I found myself waiting for each trailer to hurry up and finish, just to get the movie started. So there I am sitting and tapping my toes, with my girlfriend by my side just as anxious as me, until finally the lights dim down causing my eyes to focus on the film ready to begin. Now before I begin my criticism, I already expect the film to be shunned upon due to its accuracy of Wolverine’s origins in the comics. But what audiences need to know is that little is actually known about Wolverine’s origins, which leaves a lot of
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room for plausible backgrounds. And the aspects of his past that were changed in the film were not as major as people may believe. Therefore, if you approach the film without any prior bias, you will discover that it is actually a descent flick. I also have to give a huge kudos to Hugh Jackman (Jimmy / Logan / Wolverine) and Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed/ Sabretooth) for their great portrayal of their characters. I could not have even dreamed of a better pair to play both Wolverine and Sabretooth for a movie. Their chemistry is without a doubt one of the stronger points in the film. Other great performances by Taylor Kitsch (Remy LeBeau/ Gambit) and Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/ Deadpool) deserve applause. Another surprising strength in the film is its storyline. I looked at the trailer, like many
others, and raised an eyebrow when watching characters like the Blob, Gambit, and
on television. Even Will.I.Am’s performance was pretty descent. Actually, in
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Cyclops show up on the television. But believe it or not, they did a great job making these characters fit smoothly into the movie. It really is not as bad as many people may think when watching the trailer
my opinion, the creative and intriguing storyline is probably the main strength of the film and is what causes the film to be just barely successful. The main problem with X-Men Origins: Wolverine however,
is not the storyline or changes that veer from comic origin, but rather from the factor you would least expect in a superhero action movie, and that is the special effects. The biggest downfall of the movie, and what causes it to lose higher praise, comes from the over abundance of CGI. Quite frankly, I am a little disappointed in the effects put in for the film. I mean come on, this is a Wolverine movie, and again I emphasize, a Wolverine movie; and with a Wolverine movie, the special effects need to be on point. To tell you the truth, the Wolverine claws looked more realistic in the regular X-Men films. So beware, and I warn you ahead of time, you might find yourself fighting to hold in a chuckle or two during a couple of the scenes. But besides the CGI effects, the film is pretty good over-
all. I encourage all superhero fans to buy a ticket and watch it, along with any general action flick fans, because if you are a fan, it really is worth the couple of dollars. But remember, if you relate the movie to the comics you might find yourself disappointed, so try to see the movie in a new state of mind. And like many other hero films, there is a clip after the credits. Actually there are multiple post-credit endings, and the one you see depends on the theater you watch it in; therefore, you will either have to watch the film multiple times in multiple different theaters, or wait until the DVD release to watch all the alternate endings. I personally recommend waiting for the DVD. And with that, X-Men Origins: Wolverine gets a “B” in my book.
A Flea In Her Ear Wows Audience
get crazy! There seems to be a bellboy/servant named Goshe (Jeremy Tortora) working at the hotel who looks strikingly like Deboshe. It turns into a game of hide and seek as more friends show up diving in and out of rooms trying to avoid husbands, and figure things out especially when monsieur Deboshe arrives. Now everyone is screwed up thinking that Deboshe is Goshe and Goshe is Deboshe with no one able to tell the difference. Then of course you always have the good ol’ doc’ running around with the maid of the hotel Babette
(Lauren Aceto) . We then return to the D e b o s h e ’s living room. Everyone is in sheer confusion because of the whole Goshe-Deboshe look a-like situation. Then Goshe shows up looking for his hotel uniform because he is wearing Deboshe’s jacket, while Deboshe is wearing his uniform. This throws everyone from madam Deboshe through all of her friends and even
the doctor through a loop. They all believe that it is Deboshe and try to cure him of some kind of drug and alcohol amnesia. Everyone is running around trying to figure things out even as the
real Deboshe comes in. It isn’t until the colonel shows up and they spot Goshe in the garden below and Deboshe in the room that they realize what had happened. Madam Deboshe finds out about
the whole movie incident that had freaked out Monsieur and set this whole mess into action. This show was amazing. Anyone who missed it is gonna be kicking themselves in
the butt for a while. The cast and crew have done an amazing job this show.The past two months for these folks have really paid off with such amazing performances. If you missed it you probably missed one of the funniest shows that UNH has done. Congratulations to the cast and crew for that excellent show. Now I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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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 Go Green Video—Recycle (Earth Day Selection) Tuesday 1am Go Green Video—Reduce Waste (Earth Day Selection) Tuesday 11pm & Monday 8pm Go Green Video—Shop Green (Earth Day Selection) Thursday 8pm
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