Volume 90, Issue 10 | November 10, 2010
Charger Bulletin The official student newspaper of the University of New Haven since 1938.
Democrats and Republicans Celebrate Midterm Victories
By LIANA TEIXEIRA STAFF WRITER
–––––––––––––––––––––––––– After months of heated debates between Republican and Democratic candidates, the 2010 midterm elections have finally drawn to a close. Voters across the United States eagerly headed to the polls on Tuesday, November 2 to decide on multiple congressional and state government offices. Results from the nationwide elections show that Republicans gained a significant number of seats in the House of Representatives: approximately 60. While some seats remain undecided, the House will now mainly consist of 188 Democrats and 239 Republicans, a drastic change from the former Democratic House majority since 2008. These results come as a delight to Republicans throughout the country. “Tonight the voters ensured their message was heard loud and clear,” Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said to NBC News after the polls closed. Excitement over the positive election results has already influenced the minds (and wallets) of possible GOP candidates for the 2012 Presidential elections. Former 2008 Republican candidates Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike
Huckabee are already preparing platforms and raising money for the upcoming presidential campaign, according to Tom Diemer of Politics Daily. Campaigning for the 2012 elections could start as early as spring of 2011. Although the GOP impressively surpassed the 40 seats needed to get control of the
to Blumenthal by over 100,000 votes. Blumenthal fills the seat vacated by former CT Senator Christopher Dodd, also a Democrat. In addition to maintaining a Democratic senator, many of Connecticut’s other state positions were also filled with leftwing candidates, including the
House, Democrats have reason to celebrate as well; they maintain the Senate majority at 53. Republicans failed to gain control over both congressional houses despite winning an additional six Senate seats, resulting in a divided Congress. Democrats particularly fared well in Connecticut, where the coveted position of Senator was up for grabs. Ultimately, former Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was elected to the U.S. Senate after defeating Republican Linda McMahon. McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, spent over $40 million of her own money on the campaign, but lost
governor. The gubernatorial election in CT was one of the closest races in the nation, with Democrat Dan Malloy beating out Republican Tom Foley by a mere 5,644 votes according to Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz. “We think there was a strong turnout,” Bysiewicz reported to the Hartford Courant after the polling places closed, “Many towns are reporting 60 percent”. This high voter turnout could not have been more evident than in Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest city. 12 of the 25 voting locations in Bridgeport ran out of ballots, forcing an emergency extension of
Where’s the Gulf Oil? In the Food Web, Study Says By SETH BORENSTEIN ASSOCIATED PRESS
–––––––––––––––––––––––––– WASHINGTON – Scientists say they have for the first time tracked how certain nontoxic elements of oil from the BP spill quickly became dinner for plankton, entering the food web in the Gulf of Mexico.
said chief study author William “Monty” Graham, a plankton expert at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama. “It just became food.” The study didn’t specifically track the toxic components of the oil that has people worried. It focused on the way the basic element carbon moved through the beginnings of the all-impor-
AN AP PHOTO
The new study sheds light on two key questions about the aftermath of the 172 milliongallon spill in April: What happened to the oil that once covered the water’s surface and will it work its way into the diets of Gulf marine life? “Everybody is making a huge deal of where did the oil go,”
tant food web. Graham said the “eye-opening” speed of how the oil components moved through the ecosystem may affect the overall health of the Gulf. Michael Crosby of the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida didn’t take part in the study but said what fascinated him was See GULF OIL page 5
See MIDTERM page 6
Three Lives Take the Stage
in history. As Kahlo, Almanzar made the audience laugh with –––––––––––––––––––––––––– the painter’s brash, yet independent and free-spirited personOn Monday night, Novem- ality. However, she still found ber 1, Dodds Theater brought time to enrich the audience on three women to life for a night Kahlo’s life, her tremulous reof culture and wonder. The Latin lationship with her husband, American Student Association painter Diego Rivera, the inju(LASA), along with the Office of ries and hardships she suffered, Intercultural Relations, brought and the style of her art. For this The Core Ensemble to campus last lesson, Almanzar was acfor a presentation of Tres Vi- companied on stage by Los Dos das (Three Lives), a play that celebrates the lives of three important Hispanic women. The Core Ensemble is made up of three musiAN AP PHOTO cians: Wendy Law on the cello, Hugh Hinton Fridas (The Two Fridas), one of on piano, and Michael Parola on Kahlo’s most famous works. It percussion. The is also actress depicts two versions of the artRosanne Alamanzar. They pro- ist: the traditionally minded and vided various pieces of music traditionally dressed woman on throughout the production, in- the left and the independent, cluding traditional Hispanic folk feminist Frida on the right. Both songs and the works of many fa- hearts are exposed, but the tramous Hispanic composers, such ditional Frida’s bleeds over the as Astor Pizzaolla. The play was dress. Not only is the indepenwritten by award winning writer dent Frida’s heart intact, but it Majorie Agosin and designed as pumps blood into the other heart a “one woman show,” as Alman- through a connected artery. This zar plays all three roles. reinforces how passionately Tres Vidas began with the sto- Kahlo felt towards her indepenry of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), dence and strength. one of the most famous and imThe night suddenly took on a portant Hispanic woman artists See THREE LIVES page 4 By ISAAK KIFLE STAFF WRITER
Text message your news tips and comments to The Charger Bulletin! 1 (270) UNH-NEWS 1 (270) 864-6397
Signs of Political Progress as Iraqi Leaders Meet
tacks since last week, following the slaughter of more than 50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Christians in a Baghdad church and a string of 13 coordinated IRBIL, Iraq – Leaders of all bombings across Baghdad that the main Iraqi political blocs met killed more than 70 people. Monday for the first time since Prime Minister Nouri alMarch elections in a new push Maliki, who is fighting to keep to break the eightmonth deadlock over forming a new government. Car bombs struck the country’s two holiest cities and killed 14 people, a reminder that insurgents remain determined to destabilize Iraq. The 90-minute meeting of political leaders in the northern town of Irbil kicked off three days of negotiations that could his job, was among the leaders signal the deeply divided politi- who attended the meeting in Ircal blocs are close to a power- bil. His main rival, Ayad Allawi, sharing agreement. However, was also there. Allawi heads the officials said there are still major Sunni-backed Iraqiya coalition obstacles to overcome. that won 91 seats, more than any Since inconclusive March 7 other party, in the parliamentary elections, insurgents have tried election. Al-Maliki’s bloc took to exploit political uncertainty second with 89 seats. over the new government with But no party won an outright periodic violence. Monday’s majority in the 325-seat parliablasts were the third major at- ment and the blocs have spent By YAHYA BARZANJI ASSOCIATED PRESS
the past eight months haggling to form alliances that could lead to a government inclusive enough so that it will not trigger a new outbreak of sectarian strife that just a few years ago brought Iraq to the brink of civil war. Al-Maliki described the meeting as a new push forward by the political blocs to reach an agreement. “We need to open a new page and leave the past behind,” he said. Others who attended pointed to difficulties in forging an agreement between political parties that have in the past fought their AN AP PHOTO battles on the streets and still view each other with deep suspicion. Vice President Tareq alHashimi, a Sunni from the Iraqiya alliance, warned that negotiating committees who have been meeting for weeks before the Irbil summit had left many of the most contentious issues to the leaders to work out. “Based on that, I do not think that the leaders will be able to See PROGRESS page 6
November 10, 2010
USGA & More
www.ChargerBulletin.com | www.Twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | Text us! 270.UNH.NEWS (864.6397)
USGA President’s Corner Undergraduate Students,
I know this is a stressful week for everyone, especially with having to register for classes for next semester. Make sure you meet with your advisor more than once a semester and keep on track of your classes. It can be very easy to slack off and lose track of your goal. Also, there is still plenty of time to improve your grades; so don’t give up. Work hard for the rest of the semester and hopefully all of you will get the classes you would like. Also, keep an eye out for information on our annual campus clean up, which is November 20, 2010 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More information will be sent out in the near future. I hope all is well and you’re enjoying your year here at UNH. If you need anything and you think I can help, please feel free to contact me. Scott Kazar USGA President
USGA Senator Spotlight Name: Kersten Foulds Birthday: April 30, 1990 Hometown: Boston, MA Year: Junior Major: Criminal Justice Campus Involvement: Sister of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority USGA Senator Academics Committee Chair
Interested in writing for The Charger Bulletin? Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu
for more information!
The Charger Bulletin 300 Boston Post Road | West Haven, CT 06516 ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu | www.ChargerBulletin.com www.twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | www.facebook.com/ChargerBulletin office: 203.932.7182 | text: 270.864.6397
Editor-in-Chief Matt Di Giovanni Assitant Editor Joann Wolwowicz
Since 1938, The Charger Bulletin has been the official student newspaper of the University of New Haven.
Staff Writers Jason Beauregard, Mia Becker, Ashley Bogdanski, Natalie Brandt, Miriam Correia, Liz De La Torre, Vanessa Estime, Matt Ezzo, Courtney Faber, Alex Gardner, Zach Gzehoviak, Dave Iannacone, Ryan J Irons, Michael Kelly, Isaak KiAdvertising fle, Alex Kratman, Sara McGuire, Carole McFaddan, Dave McKinney, Michelle R. Morra, Ashley Niro, Sophie Omelchenko, Cara Petitti, Kyle Quinn-Quesada, Kait The Charger Bulletin accepts advertising from outside sources. Ad rate sheets are Richmond, Angelica Rodriguez, Melanie Rovinsky, Maideline Sanchez, Samantha available upon request or by calling 203.932.7182 or via email at ChargerBulletin@ Shinn, Michelle Tapper, Jonathan Starkes newhaven.edu. Advertisements must be either submitted on CD by mail, fax, or inperson, or preferably sent via email. All advertisements must be received by noon Copyeditors Kait Richmond, Melanie Rovinsky on the Thursday prior to scheduled printing. Due to school sanctions, The Charger Bulletin is unable to accept advertisements from establishments that advertise huSports Writers Tom Chieppo, Phil Paquette man research. The Charger Bulletin reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. Advertisements within The Charger Bulletin are inserted by outside sources identiSports Layout Kyle Quinn-Quesada fied in the advertisements themselves and not by the University of New Haven. Advertising material printed herein is solely for informational purposes. For the most Content Editors Brittni DeHart, Liz De La Torre, Courtney Faber, Alex Kratman, up-to-date information. visit www.ChargerBulletin.com/advertise/. Stephanie Manganiello, Dave McKinney, Maideline Sanchez, Josh Van Hoesen Letters to the Editor Staff Photographers Colin Bassett, Sam Claver, Kim Harman, Shawn Tremblay The Charger Bulletin welcomes letters to the editor. Letters can be sent via email to Feature Editors Tyler Salovin, Shawn Tremblay, Josh Van Hoesen ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu or online at www.ChargerBulletin.com. All leters must include the writer’s full name and phone number for verification and can be Advertising Manager Samantha Shinn withheld upon request. The opinions expressed in letters to the editors, poems, columns, or other submissions are not necessarily those of the staff. The Charger BulDistribution Manager Charles DiGuglielmo letin has the right to refuse to print any letter or submission. Final decisions are made by the Editor-in-Chief. Podcast Editor TBD | Podcast Reporter Charles DiGuglielmo, Rebekah Gordon
November 10, 2010
The Charger Bulletin
www.ChargerBulletin.com | www.Twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | Text us! 270.UNH.NEWS (864.6397)
SCOPE It Out!
by Michelle R. Morra
So SCOPE planned a lot of great events this past week, as always of course. We had our regular movie night and weekend events, but also events put on by Day Programming and the Comedy and Lecture Committees. As always, let’s start with Film Committee. This week’s movie was Inception with Leonardo Dicaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page. It was really good, because who wouldn’t want Leo coming into your dreams? It was filled with comedy, action, and if you’re the type of person that likes those thinking movies, this movie was made for you. Bartels Café was filled with fans on both nights that the movie was showing. It was such a popular movie. Film even had popcorn Friday night, and, believe me, they went through a lot of it. The next movie coming up is The Other Guys, with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, showing on Tuesday and Friday in Bartels Café @ 9 p.m. Come early at 8:30 p.m. to find out information on the Harry Potter Movie trip that is coming up on November 18. On Wednesday of last week, SCOPE Day Programming had their Fun in the Sun event. Students were able to walk into the Alumni Lounge and do all those great summer activities that they thought they wouldn’t be able to do for the next nine months. There was “Make Your Flips Flops”, sand art, suncatchers, cut out beach photos, a tiki bar, and there was even a motorized surf board. All of this was brought into the Alumni Lounge. It was a fun time had by all. This weekend was also jammed packed with some great events. Those few that were not standing in line for Deepher Dude joined SCOPE Weekends for a Game Night. We had some people play Pictionary and Candy Land, some childhood favorites. We all seem to have forgotten how hard Candy Land is to win. Then we all came together for a game of Apples to Apples, which was a bunch of laughs. On Saturday, Weekend Programming brought Robert Channing: Mind Reader to Dodds Theatre. He started off with some simple number reading and then covered his eyes with quarters, duct tape, a blind fold, and then some more duct tape. Everyone was wincing about just thinking of how terrible that was to take off. After that, he proceeded to guess some items that were taken from the audience by some audience members, and after the audience wrote some info down on an index card, he proceeded to predict some audience members futures, even mine. Apparently I am going to marry a rich man; I think I like it. This weekend was great, but if you missed out, don’t worry because there is some more great events coming up. On Friday, Weekends is having Pottery Painting from 7-9 p.m. in the Programming Space, and then on Saturday we are taking a trip to a Hockey Game. Sign-ups are on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. online. Look out for emails for the sign ups. To begin this week, SCOPE Comedy and Lecture Committee had Rebecca Armstrong brought to the Alumni Lounge on Monday. Rebecca used to be a Playboy Playmate and is also HIV positive. She came to campus to talk about how she has dealt with this and how students can prevent it. It was a great performance and definitely a good message that she sent out. Everyone that came to the lecture was blown away. Be sure to look for more great events from Comedy and Lecture next semester. Stay tuned in!
Health and Fitness by Melanie Rovinsky
You know what I could go for?
Can’t concentrate on your research paper because of the slices of chocolate cake dancing around in your head? MSN claims that human beings are constantly being driven to eat by factors entirely distinct from actual hunger. Although I’d like to believe that cravings are the body’s way of communicating deficiencies in particular nutrients, this theory has not yet been scientifically proven. And while low protein may seem like a rational explanation for your filet mignon craving, what about that one for potato chips? MSN believes that rather than your body lacking saturated fat and preservatives, it is more likely that we desire processed foods simply because we have a fondness for them. According to many fitness experts, food cravings are often the result of emotional or psychological desires. As Americans, our lives revolve greatly around the food we eat, and consequently, we involuntarily form associations between these foods and moments in our lives. For example, we generally eat cake during times of celebration (i.e. birthdays, holidays, etc.), and thus, cake gets unintentionally programmed in our minds as an uplifting, joyous food. This seemingly harmless association becomes dangerous when suddenly every time you are feeling down, your body craves the food it links with feeling good: a 1,500 calorie slice of triple layer funfetti cake. “There is also evidence that some people perceive certain foods to be a reward, which may increase a craving for those foods,” Martica Heaner, journalist for MSN Health and Fitness wrote. Giving a young student a piece of candy for turning in his homework or allowing a child to eat three cookies after she clears her plate at dinner are both examples of food-related conditioning that occurs often in our society. There are, of course, other explanations for our cravings. One is simply that humans desire what they like, and as humans, we are innately wired to enjoy sweets and fats. In addition, cravings can result from hunger or lack of energy. If your body is lacking fuel, it is going to send signals for highly accessible, high calorie (high energy) foods. To avoid such cravings, try eating small, healthy snacks at regular intervals throughout the day. Foods rich in fiber, whole grain, and protein help provide your body with a steady supply of energy and can help fight those pesky cravings! And while consuming that Big Mac may seem like nutrition no-no, sometimes denying your body what it wants most will actually cause you to crave the food more. Individuals who allow themselves to occasionally splurge on their favorite foods are less likely to binge eat and have an easier time maintaining a healthy body weight.
by Joann Wolwowicz
Daylight Saving Time
Everyone is familiar with the saying “fall back and spring forward,” which refers to the time change that occurs twice a year: once in the fall and the second in the spring. Who really ever questions why we do the things we do, because we are just thankful for the extra hour of sleep in the fall or complain about losing an hour in the spring. But, contrary to popular belief, there is a logical reason for why we do the things we do; at least for this particular topic there is. Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. Most people say Daylight Savings Time. However, the official spelling is Daylight Saving Time (notice the missing s). The reason for the confusion and the official spelling is because saving is a verbal adjective in this case. (Here’s a little grammar lesson for you all.) This means that it modifies time and tells us more about its nature. It is characterized by the activity of saving daylight. It is a saving daylight kind of time. Saving is used in the same way as saving a ball during a game, rather than a savings account. Despite all of this, many people feel that the word savings flows better off the tongue. Adding to the confusion, the phrase Daylight Saving Time is inaccurate since no daylight is actually saved. Daylight Shifting Time would be a better term. In the U.S., clocks change at 2:00 a.m. local time. 2:00 a.m. was originally chosen as the changeover time because it was practical and minimized disruption. Most people were at home and this was the time when the fewest trains were running. It is late enough to minimally affect bars and restaurants, and it prevents the day from switching to yesterday, which would be confusing. It is early enough that the entire continental U.S. switches by daybreak, and the changeover occurs before most early shift workers and early churchgoers are affected. For the U.S. and its territories, Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Arizona. The Navajo Nation participates in the Daylight Saving Time policy, even in Arizona, due to its large size and location in three states. Many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks because Daylight Saving Time provides a convenient reminder. “A working smoke detector more than doubles a person’s chances of surviving a home fire,” says William McNabb of the Troy Fire Department in Michigan. More than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Various countries have different change dates. If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the same length (12 hours). But elsewhere on Earth, there is much more daylight in the summer than in the winter. The closer you live to the North or South Pole, the longer the period of daylight in the summer. Thus, Daylight Saving Time is usually not helpful in the tropics, and countries near the equator generally do not change their clocks. A poll conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation indicated that Americans like Daylight Saving Time because “there is more light in the evenings, and they can do more in the evenings. Some say that the primary reason that Daylight Saving Time is a part of many societies is simply because people like to enjoy long summer evenings, and that reasons such as energy conservation are merely rationalizations. According to some sources, DST saves energy. Studies done by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 1975 showed that Daylight Saving Time trims the entire country’s electricity usage by a small, but significant amount, (about one percent each day) because less electricity is used for lighting and appliances. The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784, in an essay, “An Economical Project.” Some of Franklin’s friends, inventors of a new kind of oil lamp, were so taken by the scheme that they continued corresponding with Franklin even after he returned to America. The idea was first advocated seriously by London builder William Willett (1857-1915) in the pamphlet, “Waste of Daylight” (1907), that proposed advancing clocks 20 minutes on each of four Sundays in April, and retarding them by the same amount on four Sundays in September. About one year after Willett began to advocate daylight saving, he attracted the attention of the authorities. Robert Pearce - later Sir Robert Pearce - introduced a bill in the House of Commons to make it compulsory to adjust the clocks. The bill was drafted in 1909 and introduced in Parliament several times, but it met with ridicule and opposition, especially from farming interests. Many people intensely dislike Daylight Saving Time. Frequent complaints are the inconvenience of changing many clocks and adjusting to a new sleep schedule. For most people, this is a mere nuisance, but some people with sleep disorders find this transition very difficult. Some argue that the energy savings touted by DST is offset by the energy used by those living in warm climates to cool their homes during summer afternoons and evenings. Similarly, the argument can be made that more evening hours of light encourage people to run errands and visit friends, thus consuming more gasoline. Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock, and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the clock one hour until the following October. Other countries immediately adopted this 1916 action: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and Tasmania. Nova Scotia and Manitoba adopted it as well, with Britain following suit three weeks later, on May 21, 1916. In 1917, Australia and Newfoundland began saving daylight. The plan was not formally adopted in the U.S. until 1918. By 1966, some 100 million Americans were observing Daylight Saving Time based on their local laws and customs. Congress decided to step in and end the confusion, and to establish one pattern across the country. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 signed into Public Law 89-387 on April 12, 1966, by President Lyndon Johnson, created Daylight Saving Time to begin on the last Sunday of April and to end on the last Sunday of October. Any State that wanted to be exempt from Daylight Saving Time could do so by passing a state law. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established a system of uniform (within each time zone) Daylight Saving Time throughout the U.S. and its possessions, exempting only those states in which the legislatures voted to keep the entire state on standard time. In 1972, Congress revised the law to provide that, if a state was in two or more time zones, the state could exempt the part of the state that was in one time zone while providing that the part of the state in a different time zone would observe Daylight Saving Time. The Federal law was amended in 1986 to begin Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April. Under legislation enacted in 1986, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. began at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ended at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.
November 10, 2010
www.twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | Text us! 270.UNH.NEWS (864.6397) www.ChargerBulletin.com | www.Twitter.com/ChargerBulletin
Library Digitization Projects
By HANKO DOBI
MARVIN K. PETERSON LIBRARY
We are pleased to announce that the Marvin K. Peterson Library at the University of New Haven has digitized and made available online a number of materials from the University Archives. They can easily be located on the Library’s home page at http://www.newhaven. edu/library. The Library regularly receives requests for infor-
mation and photographs about the University’s history, buildings, events, and people from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. These digitization projects allow a wider group of researchers to investigate and enjoy many of these treasures. TEXTS The Chariot (Yearbooks,) Elm City Review, The Noiseless Spider, Insight, the University of New Haven Alumni Magazine, Bulletins, Undergraduate Catalogs, Gradu-
ate Catalogs, and New Haven Junior College Catalogs. To view these collections, simply visit: http://www.archive.org/ details/universityofnewhaven. This exciting project was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative – a Sloan Foundation grantsubsidized program that has made digitization easy and affordable for libraries and cultural institutions across the country. Through the Collabora-
of the night was Alfonsina Storni. Storni (18921938) is Argentina’s most famous female poet. Like Kahlo, she faced several hardships in her life, and she believed strongly in the feminist movement, reflecting her beliefs onto her work. She developed breast cancer and, in 1938, came to La Perla beach in Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, it is believed she walked into the sea and drowned. As the cool and composed Storni, Almanzar charmed the audience with a couple of the poet’s selections and told of the events and feelings that led up to her suicide. Finally, she gave a poetic goodbye to the audience before walking off stage, signaling the end of Storni and Tres Vidas. Roseanne Almanzar’s performance was brilliantly complemented by Law, Hinton, and Parola. Partmusical, drama, comedy, and biography, Tres Vidas is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Hispanic and Latin American culture, history, and music, or even just anyone who wishes to see a good play.
By DANIEL KENT
Three Lives at UNH
con’t from page 1
far darker tone as the story of Rufina Amaya began. Amaya (1943-2007) was the sole survivor of the El Mozote Massacre of December 11, 1981, in which the Salvadorian Army’s Atlacatl Battalion, trained by the U.S., massacred the entire village of El Mozote, El Salvador. After managing to hide and escape the village, Amaya tried telling the story of what happened, but both the Salvadorian and U.S. governments dismissed it. It would be years, thanks to the efforts of journalists Alma Prieto and Mark Danner, until Amaya’s story was finally confirmed, and she gained the respect she deserved. Tres Vidas brings us to a scene shortly after the massacre. As Amaya, Almanzar began screaming names: “Domingo! Cristino! Maria Dolores! Maria Lilian! Maria Isabel!” They were the names of her husband and children, who were killed in the massacre. Almanzar perfectly portrayed Amaya’s despair on stage, leaving the audience silenced. The third and last act
Submit your press releases and local news to us! ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu
tive’s partnership with the Internet Archive, all items were scanned from coverto-cover and in full color. You can choose from a variety of formats, page through a book choosing the “read online” option, download the PDF or search the full text version. PHOTOGRAPHS A separate project being handled in-house digitizes photographs from the University Archives for online viewing and downloading at: http://www.flickr. com/photos/unhctlibrary/.
New photographs are being added every week, so check back often. Photographs include campus buildings, University events, class pictures, and people associated with the University, including the University’s Presidents. There are many photographs of sporting events and teams, including ice hockey, golf, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis. We even include some really old pictures of New Haven College.
Marion Sachdeva, retired Head of Technical Services, was instrumental in organizing and supervising both of these digitization projects. Graduate Assistant Deena El-Attar digitized and posted the photographs. If you have any questions or comments about either of these projects and the works that have been digitized, please contact University Librarian Hanko Dobi at hdobi@ newhaven.edu.
Halloween for Hunger (Delta Phi Epsilon) and Hall at the University of Meaghan Groody ‘11 (Phi New Haven, members colSigma Sigma) coordinated lected 1,236 items.
Bank. The total weight of all the items was 940 ––––––––––––––––––––– pounds. Senior Katy Szakal, said “I On October 29, The never knew Inter-Fraternity Sorority what went Council at UNH hosted its into planning first Halloween for Hunger a canned food Canned Food Drive. Memdrive, but now bers of IFSC dropped over realize the imbags at 500 houses in the pact we have Milford area on October made on the 21. Trader Joes of Orange, community by Connecticut generously working todonated the paper bag supgether within plies in order to collect the our Greek items. council. ToThe Greek Relations the routes and were surOn November 1, 2010, gether we can help the loCommittee of IFSC, head- prised by the results. Af- the items were delivered cal community.” ed by Katy Szakal ‘11 ter sorting items at Bartels to the Connecticut Food
The Nature of Dreams Explored: Inception, SCOPE Movie
Dreams, despite being a common occurrence in nature, are one of the least understood phenomena in the world. Everyone has had a dream, but few will remember it very well afterwards. We never question the absurdities that occur, not even identifying them as such until after waking up. And of course, there is the ageold question: “how do we know we aren’t dreaming right now?”. These are the kinds of things that everyone thinks about at some point, usually dismissing as too complex and irrelevant. Film director and writer Christopher Nolan, on the other hand, decided to make a movie out of it. Inception is a 2010 science fiction film that Nolan had spent years planning and writing before finally
directing. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Dominic Cobb, a thief that specializes in extraction, the art of infiltrating minds and stealing the ideas hidden within them. Originally hired to steal a safe combination from businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe), Cobb ends up being hired by Saito to plant an idea into rival businessman Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy). Contrasted with extraction, this is the much more unstable and dangerous art of inception. Cobb is assisted by Arthur (Joseph GordonLevitt), who serves as a point man for the group’s missions. Later, he recruits Ariadne (Ellen Page) to work as the architect, the one who designs the dream levels to absolute perfection and accuracy, which ensure that the target believes that they are awake. Rounding out Cobb’s team is the chem-
ist Yusef (Dileep Rao) and the forger Eames (Tom Hardy). Lastly, it is neither of the businessmen, but Mal (Marion Cotillard) that serves as the film’s main antagonist. Mal, French for harm or evil, is a malevolent and mysterious presence in all of the dreams Cobb enters;the two appear to be connected. As an action movie, Inception does not disappoint with its fast-paced and well-choreographed fight and car chase scenes. The emotional element is represented as well, in the deep backstory and complex relationship between Cobb and Mal. Plot twists come rather frequently, but unlike many other movies, they never feel forced or thrown in at the last minute; in fact many of them, the audience will realize later on, were foreshadowed far ahead of time. However, none of these
things are what makes the movie a masterpiece, nor are they what made it famous or what it should be remembered for. Most movies today appeal to the heart and nothing else. Inception’s main appeal and distinction is that it will appeal to the minds of its audience. Christopher Nolan makes you explore the nature of dreams and question what is and isn’t real. Cobb says near the beginning of the movie that an idea is like a virus, and you won’t realize the full meaning of that statement until the end. Yet, even the ending will leave you scratching your head and racking your brain to figure out what you had just watched. Inception is one of the smartest movies you will ever see. Thank you to SCOPE for making it last week’s movie. The turnout was fantastic on both nights.
beacon off Massachusetts with 25- to 30-knot winds and 15-foot seas. The boat was located later in the morning, and all aboard were safe. The fishing boat had lost generator power, making it difficult to communicate earlier, an official said. Central Maine Power Co. officials monitored the storm over the weekend, but it was more powerful than expected when it crossed into the state, said CMP spokeswoman Gail Rice. Numerous trees and branches fell onto power
lines, and more than 40 utility poles had been toppled as of Monday morning, she said. Maine Gov. John Baldacci signed an emergency declaration to allow power crews from other states to come to Maine and to extend the number of hours crews can work in a stretch restoring power. In Freeport, Bill Fish was startled when he awoke Monday morning to find a 75-foot pine tree had snapped and fallen across some power lines, which crashed into a heap in the middle of the road.
Somehow, he'd managed to sleep through the commotion when the wind knocked down the massive tree. "It's good it went that way. That's all I can say," Fish said as four utility trucks were parked on his street. "If it had come this way, it would have hit my house." There was no significant snow in Maine, but there was enough rain to cause flooding and close roads to traffic. The National Weather Service said the storm will continue through Tuesday.
The complex storm pattern involves two lowpressure systems, one at the surface and the other at upper levels, that rotated off the coast from New Jersey to Maine resulting in heavy squalls and blustery conditions, said weather service meteorologist Butch Roberts. "It was definitely a strong storm. It got progressively stronger and deeper as it approached the coast," he said.
By ISAAK KIFLE STAFF WRITER
Storm Brings Mix of Rain and Snow to New England
By CLARKE CANFIELD associated press
FREEPORT, Maine – A powerful coastal storm packing rain, snow and sleet and wind gusts topping 60 mph knocked power out to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, shut down dozens of schools and slowed the morning commute Monday across New England. More than 60,000 homes and businesses were in the dark Monday morning in Maine alone, with 15,000 outages in
New Hampshire and sporadic outages elsewhere across the region. Portland International Jetport recorded a gust of 63 mph, and gusts topped 60 mph at the Isles of Shoals off New Hampshire. In Massachusetts, Worcester Regional Airport recorded a 52 mph wind gust. The Coast Guard launched a helicopter, a Falcon jet, three cutters and other vessels to search for a New Jersey-based fishing boat and its fourperson crew after receiving an alert at 4:20 a.m. from the boat's emergency
November 10, 2010
Indonesia Hit on Both Sides
By REBEKAH GORDON STAFF WRITER
Indonesia has been consumed by the wrath of Mother Nature and the power that she has unleashed on it as early as December 2004. But recently, a tsunami and a volcano have hit on opposite ends of the country, devastating the entire population. The latest tsunami, on October 25, has started a chain of events so destructive that it has killed nearly 500 people in the past two weeks. Mount Merapi has had a series of eruptions since October 26, with each getting more powerful than the last. Indonesia’s gov-
ernment has widened the danger zone from 10 kilometers to 15 with the latest and strongest eruption yet this past Wednesday. The eruption lasted more than an hour and shot searing ash miles into the sky. “This is an extraordinary eruption, triple from the first eruption,” said government volcanologist Surono. Massive clouds spilled from the glowing cauldron and billowed into the air, continuing for nearly three hours after the blast. Debris and ash cascaded nearly four miles down the southeastern slopes. Since the 38 deaths, the 2,914-metertall mountain’s status has risen to “crisis” condition said Andi Arief, a special
staff at the presidential office dealing with disaster and social assistance. The volcano and tsunami that hit another part of the country last week have claimed nearly 470 lives and sent tens of thousands crowding into emergency shelters. Relief operations are expected to take weeks, even possibly months. Indonesia is prone to earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcano explosions because it sits upon the Pacific “Ring of Fire” fault line, which is why Mount Merapi has been active over the past century. This time, the volcano is not holding back its wrath for anyone or anything in its path, as the death and injury toll keep rising.
Last Friday, three more Cuban political prisoners were released and exiled to Spain after over 20 years of being imprisoned. With these prisoners released, the total of released political prisoners in Cuba is now 39, and if the prominent dissidents have their way, it will be a total of 50 by Sunday, November 7. The Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish government have spent the past several months negotiating the release of these political threats to be exiled to Spain. Since July of this year, the Cuban government has been discharging these prisoners in a piecemeal fashion, usually three to ten at a time. Castro’s regime declared all of the political prisoners as domestic opposition figures and accused them of being spies paid by the U.S. Therefore, the prisoners were charged with treason and given a long prison term to serve. The three that were released on Friday were accused of hijacking and sabotage. Marco Antonio Soto Morell was serving a 35 year sentence for sabotage and escape and was arrested in 1990. Ridel Ruiz Cabrera was serving over 20 years in prison; he was arrested in 1997 for hijacking and an attempt to leave Cuba illegally. The third prisoner, however, Rolando Damas Dominguez, was arrested for an unknown reason
Text message your news tips and comments to The Charger Bulletin!
1 (270) UNHNEWS 1 (270) 864-6397
and was not listed as a political prisoner. Several prominent dissidents in Cuba have threatened the government with activities, such as a hunger strike, if the last of the original 13 prisoners from the 2003 massive crackdown on dissidents were not released, as the Cuban government indicated, by Sunday, November 7. However, Cuban officials consider the dissidents as little more than common criminals, and have said that they are mercenaries paid by Washington to undermine the Cuban revolution. Despite the promise of freedom if the prisoners agree to exile, many of the prisoners have opposed this rule. They claim that they will not be “deported” from their own homeland. Most of the 13 still in prison might not be released by Sunday because of their refusal to leave Cuba after they are no longer imprisoned. “The Cuban regime is in a political and diplomatic quandary right now,” said Luis Israel Abreu, a former Cuban political prisoner and the executive director of the Committee to Aid Cuban Rights Activists. “It basi-
Woman Convicted in Bizarre, Deadly Bomb Robbery
By ELIZABETH FIELD STAFF WRITER
Brian Wells walked into a PNC bank with a metal collar bomb locked around his neck. He walked out with $8,702 but was stopped by police who called the bomb squad. Though before they arrived, the bomb exploded, killing Wells. Prosecutors determined that there were five people behind the plotting of this crime, including Wells himself. However, he only learned minutes before the heist that he was the one who would be wearing the bomb collar and committing the robbery. One plotter has since died of cancer and another was killed by Diehl-Armstrong, herself. The 61-year-old DiehlArmstrong is already serving seven to 20 years in prison for pleading guilty due to being mentally ill to the murder of yet another
man: live-in boyfriend, James Roden. Well’s family still believes that he was an innocent victim of the crime and was never involved. Brother, John Wells stated that the case was a “circus show trial” and that it would not bring the family any justice or closure. Another plotter, Kenneth Barnes, pleaded guilty and is serving 45 years in prison. He testified that Diehl-Armstrong planned the heist, because she wanted to use the money to pay Barnes to kill her father. Despite Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong’s insistent denials, Assistant United States Attorney Marshall Piccinini told the jury that Diehl-Armstrong was involved “up to her eyeballs.”
On November 1, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong of Erie, Pennsylvania was convicted of participating in an unusual heist where a pizza delivery driver was forced to rob a bank while wearing a metal bomb collar that later exploded, killing him. The jury convicted Diehl-Armstrong on charges of armed bank robbery, conspiracy, and using a destructive device in a crime of violence for her role in the bank robbery that killed 46-year-old driver Brian Wells. Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong is barred from appeals and will spend the rest of her life in federal prison for her role in the deadly plot. cally promised to release On August 28, 2003, these political prisoners because it hoped to imWant to advertise in The Charger Bulletin? prove its standing in the Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu international community,” said Abreu, “but it does not want them out in the streets again, opposing the carbon ratios in micro- from the state of Alabama regime publicly and orga- con’t from page 1 nizing dissidents, at the that the carbon zipped scopic life had returned to and BP’s Gulf Research Initiative, which distribsame time. If it keeps them through the food web fast- normal, Graham said. er than scientists expected. Graham emphasized uted money through the in jail, it will be criticized for continuing to detain That in itself isn’t alarm- that the results of his re- Northern Gulf Institute in people for their political ing, but if the nontoxic search don’t mean the Mississippi. part of the oil is moving so plankton, the fish that feed For Graham it’s notebeliefs.” rapidly through the food on it or the people who eat worthy how voracious Raul Castro, brother of web, Crosby asks: “What Gulf seafood are at any the oil-munching bacteria Fidel Castro, wants to relax the international pres- has happened to the toxic risk. What he found, he were: “The microbes came sure that has been on Cuba compounds of the released said, is merely a biomarker to the rescue.” After they that shows the movement snacked on the surface oil, since February, when well oil?” Graham said it was too of spill-related carbon other microscopic sea life known dissident Orlando hard to study the toxins in through the food chain. ate the microbes and were, Zapata Tamay died due to a hunger strike for im- tiny plankton, which are Much of the plankton he in turn, chomped on by proved prison conditions. plant and animal life, usu- studied was “swimming zooplankton, tiny animals. Larry McKinney, direcCastro has claimed to want ally microscopic. So he around and doing great” had to go with an indicaand in equal or higher tor of a Gulf research inall of the political prisontor that’s easier to track: numbers than before the stitute at Texas A&M Uniers released and exiled to versity in Corpus Christi, Spain to appease the in- the ratio of different types spill, he said. of carbon in microbes and Graham’s study, resaid the study confirms ternational community. It is said that he wants to plankton around and even leased Monday, is pub- what scientists had expectearn more credibility in under the BP oil slick. That lished in Environmental ed. The big question is will the eyes of the European important ratio jumped 20 Research Letters. It was it affect eggs and larvae Union, even the U.S., so percent, showing oil in the mostly funded by the Na- and next year’s production tional Science Foundation, of shrimp, crabs and fish, that other countries might food web. By late September the with additional money McKinney said. help Cuba and its increasingly declining economy. Hopefully these political dissidents will be released in a timely manner so as to prevent more people from getting hurt during the Cuban revolution.
Cuban Political Prisoners Exiled
by SAMANTHA RAE SHINN STAFF WRITER
Where’s the Gulf Oil?
DON’T FORGET! This newspaper is recyclable!
November 10, 2010
Political Progress in Iraq Closings Start at Guantanamo Detainee’s NY Trial
con’t from page 1
solve these sticking points because they need a lot of discussion and study,” he said. “I do not know how the leaders, today and tomorrow, will be able to discuss this list of sensitive and strategic issues during this short period of time.” After the nationally televised meeting concluded, the political leaders agreed to meet again in Baghdad the following day before flying out of Irbil. Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish Autonomous Region in northern Iraq, lobbied for the meeting to be held in Irbil, seat of the Kurdish government. Also in attendance in the large auditorium were Ammar al-Hakim, who heads the Iranian-backed Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, and Iraq’s other vice president, who is a Shiite, Adel Abdul-Mahdi. Two separate car bombings struck Iraq’s two holiest cities, Karbala and Najaf, the sites of important shrines revered by the By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS aSSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON – Republicans cast themselves as the anti-Obama and scored a blowout at the polls. Now their real work — repairing the party's still-tattered image and earning voters' trust — begins. It's a mammoth job, made more difficult by the very things that propelled the GOP to the House majority and bolstered numbers in the Senate: tea party-fueled public anger about the economy, frustration at the slow pace of change and widespread distaste for government. Republicans know their party's reputation, and that their chances of taking the White House and keeping their power in Congress in 2012 hinge on how well they improve it. A large and potentially rebellious crop of freshman lawmakers, some backed by conservative-libertarian tea party groups, will add an unpredictable and difficult-tocontrol element to whatever House Republicans set out to do. The realities of divided government, including President Barack Obama's veto power and the Democratic-controlled Senate, will limit what the
country’s Shiite majority. Hours before the political leaders met, seven pilgrims were killed in a car bomb blast in the holy Shiite city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of the Iraqi capital. Police and hospital officials said dead included six Iranians and one Iraqi and that at least 35 others were wounded in the blast, including Iranian and Pakistani nationals. The car bomb exploded at a parking lot in central Karbala that is used by pilgrims traveling between Iraq’s holy sites. Such parking lots have often been targeted by Sunni militants unable to get close to the holy shrines due to beefed up security. Later Monday a suicide bomber blew himself up just 500 yards from the shrine of Imam Ali, one of the most revered Shiite saints and a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad, killing seven people including two Iranian pilgrims, according to police and hospital officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
By TOM HAYS
NEW YORK – The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial is a “mass murderer” who played a key role in the terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, a prosecutor said Monday in closing arguments. Defense claims that Ahmed Ghailani was an unwitting dupe in the plot “flies in the face of the evidence and it flies in the face of common sense,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry Chertoff told jurors in federal court in Manhattan. Prosecutors allege Ghailani helped an alQaida cell buy a truck and components for explosives used in a suicide bombing in his native Tanzania on
Aug. 7, 1998. The attack in Dar es Salaam and a nearly simultaneous bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. “Sitting among us is a mass murderer — Ahmed Ghailani,” Chertoff said. He added: “Ahmed Ghailani has the blood of hundreds on his hands.” The day before the attack, prosecutors say, Ghailani and other plotters fled to Pakistan. Authorities say that while he was on the run, he spent time in Afghanistan as a cook and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden and later as a document forger for al-Qaida in Pakistan. He was captured in 2004 and held by the CIA at a secret overseas camp before being transferred to Guantanamo in 2006. After the decision to put the 36-year-old detain-
ee on trial in New York, a judge dealt the government a setback by barring testimony from a key witness identified by the CIA. Harsh interrogations techniques used by the CIA made the evidence unconstitutional, the judge ruled. Despite the decision, the government has been given broad latitude to reference al-Qaida and bin Laden. The jury heard a former al-Qaida member who has cooperated with the government describe how bin Laden took the group in a more extreme direction with a 1998 fatwa against Americans. Bin Laden accused the United States of killing innocent women and children in the Middle East and decided “we should do the same,” L’Houssaine Kherchtou said on the witness stand.
A prosecutor read aloud the fatwa, which called on Muslims to rise up and “kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they can find it.” Other witnesses described how Ghailani bought gas tanks used in the truck bomb with cash supplied by the terror group, how the FBI found a blasting cap stashed in his room at a cell hideout and how he lied to family members about his escape, telling them he was going to Yemen to start a new life. Instead, prosecutors say, he boarded a one-way flight to Pakistan using a false name. Closing arguments were expected to last two days, with the jury hearing from the defense on Tuesday.
for governor came to a slow trot. Initially, Foley seemed to be narrowly leading the Connecticut polls, but when Bysiewicz revealed Bridgeport’s final tally, Malloy was indeed the winner. This marks the first time in two decades
that Connecticut elects a Democratic governor, according to the Associated Press. Malloy’s predecessor, Republican Jodi Rell, chose not to seek reelection for a third term as governor. Democrat representatives re-elect-
ed to the House include 3rd Congressional District Rep. Rosa DeLauro who will be serving her 11th congressional term, and Jim Himes and Chris Murphy of the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts, respectively.
cast their vote for Republicans (Nov. 2) have their share of doubts about whether we are up to the task of governing, about whether congressional Republicans have learned our lesson," Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., told colleagues in a letter asking them to name him their new majority leader. The GOP started the job in the bowels of the Capitol, just after 10 o'clock on the morning after its decisive House takeover. Leaders opened a transition office that will consider rule-changes and smooth the turnover of power from departing
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DCalif., to Boehner. "All of us are coming back here understanding voters want this place to change in a meaningful way," said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., who's leading the transition. New members who won tough campaigns vowing to change Washington will have seats at the table. "They've been getting (input) from the American people, and if you're going to restore the trust in this institution of the American people, you'd better make sure their voice is heard," Walden said. Key to the GOP's re-
branding effort will be a theme leaders have been hitting hard in recent days: Republicans speak for the public, Obama and Democrats do not. It's a tricky argument to sustain, particularly given that voters sent mixed messages last week about what they want. Voters were dissatisfied with the way government was working — more than a quarter saying they're angry about it — and overwhelmingly disenchanted with Congress, according to an Associated Press analysis of exit polls.
Democrats and GOP Celeberate Midterm Victories
con’t from page 1
voting hours from 8p.m. to 10p.m. Bridgeport officials reportedly ordered 21,000 ballots despite having more than 69,000 registered voters. Suspense hung heavily in the air as the race
Victorious GOP Sets Out to Repair Image
party can achieve. GOP leaders are working to calibrate the public's expectations. They're reminding people early and often that they didn't win the power to turn things around quickly and that they don't read the electorate's message as a sweeping mandate. "The voters didn't suddenly fall in love with Republicans; they fell out of love with Democrats," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the minority leader whose power increases with at least six more GOP senators on his side. McConnell said the party's prime mission should be to deny Obama a second term — the only way, he said, the GOP can really accomplish its goals of undoing the health care law, cutting spending and shrinking government. "It would be foolish to expect that Republicans will be able to completely reverse the damage Democrats have done as long as a Democrat holds the veto pen," McConnell said in a speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation. "We have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation." In the meantime, Republicans are promising
efforts to dismantle the health care law piece by piece and cut taxes and spending. They also vow vigorous oversight to stop Obama from skirting Congress and enacting policy changes without their consent. In the House, GOP leaders also pledged to make Congress more efficient and open and run the chamber in a way that makes it easier to slash federal expenditures. Presumed Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told colleagues in a letter that he'd "run a much different kind of Congress — one that is humbler, more transparent and respects the will and intelligence of the people." In a letter to GOP incumbents and a newly elected class that includes many political novices, Boehner recounted his own "humble beginnings" working at his dad's bar and as a janitor working his way through college. "The people's priorities," he wrote, "must be our priorities." Boehner and his top deputies have publicly acknowledged that their party lost its way the last time they had power, and that they have an uphill battle to prove to the public that they've changed. "Let us be under no illusion: Many of those who
Express your opinion! Send your editorials to ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu
November 10, 2010
The Socialite Network: UK’s Queen joins Facebook
By DAVID STRINGER aSSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II is now on Facebook — but she's not going to be your friend. Britain's queen has launched a series of official pages offering the website's 500 million users daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said Sunday. The 84-year-old British monarch will be featured in videos, photos and news items on the site, which will be available starting Monday, alongside other members of the country's royal family, including Princes William and Harry. Users will be able leave messages or comments for Buckingham Palace on
the site and find details of royal events close to their homes. However, because the pages will be corporate — and not a personal account — people won't be able to request to become friends with the queen. A royal official said the queen had personally approved the plan, but acknowledged she has not actually used the site herself. "The decision went right up to the queen," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to discuss the plan. "If you are going to have an online presence in 2010, you just have to be on Facebook." The Facebook page is the queen's latest social media venture — the royal family already have an ac-
count on the Flickr photography website, joined Twitter in 2009 and set up a video channel on YouTube in 2007. Buckingham Palace set up its own website in 1997, which now allows people to apply for palace jobs online, track the royal family via Google Maps or read details in a section devoted to the queen's prized corgi dogs. Her Facebook site will include Britain's court circular, the official daily record of the royal family's engagements. It lists all royal diary appointments from the previous day and was created by George III in 1803, reportedly after he became frustrated with inaccurate newspaper reports.
Animal Awareness Tip by Maideline Sanchez
Zebras are situated in Africa and are notable for their distinctive black and white stripes that are unique to each individual. The white stripes are typically vertical, beginning from the head to the trunk area and lie horizontally on the rear and limbs. They serve as a cue for recognition amongst other zebras and also as camouflage to confuse predators, such as lions. There are three species of zebras, which include the plains, Grevy, and mountain zebra. Each contain subtle, but different, anatomical features. They are found in a variety of habitats such as savannas, grasslands, woodlands, mountains, and hills. Mountain and plain zebras are highly social animals in that they gather in groups that conBy RAHIM FAIEZ
tain one stallion, around six mares, and their foals. When predators are nearby, the group of zebras (harems) will huddle together, while the stallion protects the mares with
groups. Female zebras mature earlier than males and may have their first foal at three years of age, while males begin to breed at five. Shortly after a foal is born, originally with brown and white stripes, they are able to stand and walk. Afterwards, the foals learn to care for themselves and either stay in groups or live on their own.
Did you know? Ever wondered if zebras are black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Well, embryothe foals surrounded in the logical evidence suggests middle. The Grevy’s ze- that the main background bras do not have as strong color of a zebra is in fact of a social bond like that of black and the white belthe other two mentioned. lies and stripes are white While the mother’s stay due to the inhibition of together with their foals, pigment after the black adult males live alone and fur develops. will often form their own
Clinton Back on US Soil After Marathon Asia Tour By MATTHEW LEE aSSOCIATED PRESS
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to American soil on Monday after a marathon two-week trip to the Asia-Pacific during which the domestic U.S. political landscape dramatically changed amid growing international concerns about China becoming more aggressive. Clinton touched down in American Samoa on her way back to Washington, where Republican gains in Congress in last week's midterm elections may complicate some key Obama administration foreign policy priorities. She said protecting American interests abroad should not be a partisan matter and has vowed to work with the new Republican leadership. But some GOP lawmakers are threatening deep cuts in foreign affairs funding and it's unclear if heavy lobbying from the administration will convince the lame-duck Senate to ratify a major arms reduction treaty with Russia. Others have questioned the administration's strategy in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Despite those differences, the new Congress and the administration are likely to see eye-to-eye on the main purpose for Clinton's lengthy tour: checking the influence of a rising China that has become increasingly assertive as it economic might grows. Beginning Oct. 27, Clinton visited Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia to cement ties with China's wary neighbors, assure them of America's
commitment to remaining a dominant Asia-Pacific power and press Chinese officials to play a more responsible and predictable role on the regional and world stage. "We've been here, we are here and we will be here," she said Monday in Australia, referring to America's military, diplomatic and commercial presence in the region. "As China becomes more of a player in regional and global affairs, then we expect that China will be a responsible player and will participate in the international framework of rules that govern the way nations behave and conduct themselves," Clinton said. Clinton's longest trip abroad as secretary of state took her from Cambodia's 12th-century Angkor Wat temple complex to 21stcentury environmental innovations in Australia, with stops at a base for Antarctic research in New Zealand and a mangrove forest in Papua New Guinea. She started the journey in Hawaii, where she and Japan's foreign minister called on Beijing to clarify its position of the export of rare earth minerals that are vital to the global hightech industry and to work with Tokyo on resolving competing claims to territory in the East China Sea that have ratcheted up tensions. Two days later, in talks in Vietnam and then on China's Hainan Island, Clinton won assurances from top Chinese officials that they would remain a reliable supplier of the precious metals. But she was unable to interest them in an offer to host talks with Japan over the island dispute. China rejected the pro-
posal and has reacted angrily to U.S. declarations that resolution of such disputes is an American national security concern. The rejection prompted Clinton to renew the offer and restate the U.S. interest in ensuring freedom of navigation and maritime safety in the region. And she made clear that despite China's assurances on rare earth exports, the international community must diversify its sources for the material. China now supplies 97 percent of the world's rare earth production and continuing to depend on it would be a strategic mistake, Clinton said. In Cambodia, which is heavily dependent on Chinese investment and trade, Clinton warned against the dangers of over-reliance on any one nation or partner. That theme was also evident in Malaysia and in New Zealand, where she signed a declaration aimed at fully restoring military ties and bringing a final end to a lingering nuclear dispute that had dogged relations for 25 years. At her last stop in Melbourne, Australia, she and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, along with their Australian colleagues, agreed to step up military and defense cooperation with the clear goal of expanding the projection of U.S. power in the AsiaPacific. In a joint statement, the two nations "affirmed the need for peaceful resolution of regional maritime territorial disputes, including in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. They supported negotiation of a more formal, binding code of conduct for the South China Sea."
Interested in writing for The Charger Bulletin? Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu
NATO-Afghan Operation Kills 15 Insurgents in South
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and NATO forces targeted suspected insurgent strongholds in a joint operation in southern Kandahar province, killing 15 and capturing 13, an Afghan official said Monday. NATO and Afghan forces have been trying to seize control of the Taliban heartland in southern Afghanistan since July. They have established some pockets of security but the ultimate success of the operation will depend on the Afghan government's ability to secure the area with its own forces and provide services to the population.
U.S. officials have said that the war against the insurgency is slowly beginning to turn around and that some of the 100,000 American troops will begin withdrawing by next summer. They have not said how many troops will remain but are confident that Afghanistan should be ready to handle its own security by the year 2014. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said in Australia on Monday that NATO should endorse a 2014 timeline proposed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai when the alliance holds its annual summit in Portugal on Nov. 19. President Barack Obama
and other NATO allies will consider plans for transition of security control at that summit. "As a target at this point that makes sense, so I am
but a residual allied force including special forces and trainers. The head of Britain's armed forces has said that at least 1,000 British
told The Sun newspaper in an interview published Monday that Britain would not "cut and run" in 2015, and will continue to train Afghan security forces. Richards said Britain's current force of 10,000 troops, mainly based in restive southern Helmand province, will likely face intense combat for at least another year. In Kandahar, the 14hour joint operation began before dawn on Sunday and lasted until early evening in Arghistan and Maruf districts, provincial comfortable with it," Mul- troops will be needed in spokesman Zelmai Ayubi len said. a support role in Afghani- said. In a separate incident in The top NATO civil- stan after the government's ian in Afghanistan, Mark 2015 deadline to withdraw the south, a rocket explodSedwill, has said the 2014 from combat fighting. ed in Lashkar Gah, capideadline is feasible for all Gen. David Richards tal of Helmand province,
killing one civilian and wounding four, said Kamaluddin Khan, the provincial deputy police chief. In the east, NATO said a service member was killed by a bomb on Monday but did not provide any other details. The latest death brings to 621 the number of NATO soldiers killed this year. Separately, the Afghan Ministry of Education condemned the burning of a school in Laghman province east of Kabul. The ministry said gunmen set fire to the girls' middle school Sunday night, burning the structure and its contents, including 850 copies of the Quran, the ministry said.
November 10, 2010
Opinion & Editorials
www.ChargerBulletin.com | www.Twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | Text us! 270.UNH.NEWS (864.6397)
The Temptation of Procrastination
By MATT DI GIOVANNI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Right about this time of the semester is always when I start to feel the pressure kick in. All of my classes are past the halfway point and midterms are over, but there’s still enough time left to royally ruin my grade in a difficult class. On top of that, there’s the all too powerful temptation to leave my problems to future Matt. Sure, he won’t be very happy with me when all that work needs to be done last minute, but that’s his problem! To be serious, as easy as it is to procrastinate, it really is a terrible idea. For one, the stress caused
By JOANN WOLWOWICZ ASSISTANT EDITOR
This winter, E! welcomes a new reality show to its line-up. Part Bridezillas and Part Extreme Makeover, this new show is a new show that really says a lot about our TV programs and their moral today. Bridalplasty is a new show that will put brides-to-be in a head-tohead competition against each other to compete for the ultimate prize. No ladies and gentle men, it’s not the type of prize you would expect from similar television shows. Contestants will be competing for various procedures such as nose jobs, implants, lipo, and the ultimate prize: a celebrity-worthy dream
by putting off assignments and studying until the last minute can wreak havoc on both you and those around you. On top of that, putting off work usually leads to a late night (or maybe early morning), which means sleep deprivation on top of it all. None of this sounds all that fun, so why subject yourself to it? If I’m going to be up really late, it’s going to be by choice and I better be having fun! Here are a few tips to keep on top of your schedule so you don’t get yourself in trouble. Write down your as-
wedding. The show will bring together women who are seeking complete image transformations before their big day. Bridalplasty will be the first American reality show that will have contestants compete for plastic surgery. As if TV shows about people having plastic surgery weren’t enough. Is it actually necessary to make it a prize? This show is really pushing the limits of medical ethics. After looking it up, I found that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ code of ethics states that they are technically prohibited from giving procedures away as a prize for a con-
signments and their due dates somewhere. Don’t
you never forget anything, but you don’t want that first thing forgotten to be major. Whether you have a planner that you write everything down in, an online calendar like Google Calendar, or even a to do list you make every so often, it will help you get everything done. Plan to have an assignment done with at least one day to spare. While ideally more time is better, you should try to give yourself at least an extra day to take a break from staring at your essay, project, or for that matter, study leave it up to your mem- materials. When you come ory to take care of get- back to it after taking a ting those assignments little breather, you accomdone. You might think plish two things: one, you
have a fresh set of eyes so you might notice things you were formerly overlooking, and two (if you are studying), you will be confirming what you have remembered and what you have already forgotten, highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. If you feel clueless, get help. Everyone gets lost every now and then, so if you do, do yourself a favor and meet with your teacher, head to the CLR, or get in touch with a student tutor. Any of the above can be very rewarding, and can prevent you falling further behind in a class, or just clear up a few fuzzy concepts. Practice good time management. If you know you’re going to want to
go out, play video games, watch your favorite TV show, or anything else at a specific time and date, that’s fine, but be sure to plan accordingly! If you just throw in a half hour of work prior to messing around for an hour, you can at least get some basic work done, and set yourself up to get more done the next time you work on it. While I know I could go on and on with more tips on how to keep your work in order, I think you all get the point. To paraphrase a quote from Mr. Mackey in one of my favorite TV shows, South Park, “Kids, don’t procrastinate, ‘cause procrastination is bad, mm’kay?”
test, because it undermines t-shirt and wear it the enthe doctor-patient relation- tire show, since they seem ship. Why would anyone to have no problem about sharing other types of information. The show itself doesn’t send out a very positive message to future generations. Doctors and psychologists worry that the circumstances under which the show provides these makeovers raise troubling social, ethical, and medical issues. Competing in wedding-themed challenges such as writing vows and planning honeymoons, each week one “lucky” bride will get one piece of her want the entire world to dream body and will go know that type of infor- under the knife for one of mation about themselves? the surgeries off her “wish Why don’t they just put list,’’ performed by celebtheir age and weight on a rity plastic surgeon Dr.
Terry Dubrow. The “last bride standing” will win the remaining procedures on her list and the dream wedding she has planned along the whole way. The worst part about all of this is that the winner will not reveal her new face and physique to her husband-to-be until they are at the altar. Shouldn’t the fiancé love his wife already and the way she looks before they get married? Why should she change anything, if she is already loved for who she is? And lastly, what happens if the woman who shows up at the altar is a completely different woman, who the husband does not recognize? Who thought that this was a good idea? The message that Brid-
alplasty sends to young girls and women is that if you’re not beautiful enough on your wedding day, you have to receive plastic surgery from head to toe to fix that problem. This plays into the fact that women want to look their best on their wedding day. It is part of a societal sickness about needing to achieve perfection; as if cosmetic surgery actually achieves that. This world already is full of bad body image and low selfesteem. This show will only fuel the fire that is spreading quickly through all generations about body perfection and will take first place in the book of worst shows to ever be allowed to be aired on TV.
Competing for Perfection
Give us your opinion! Submit your editorial to ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu for possible inclusion in next week’s issue of The Charger Bulletin!
November 10, 2010
Fun, Games, & More
www.ChargerBulletin.com | www.Twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | Text us! 270.UNH.NEWS (864.6397)
ACROSS 1 Freshwater fish 5 Writer Oz 9 Yours, long ago 14 “SportsCenter” stn. 15 Opera star 16 Like Cheerios 17 Needle case 18 Lenin Peak’s range 19 Work, as dough 20 Betty Grable film 23 1/2 of a marriage 24 Oxford fellow 25 “__ Here to Eternity” 27 Garlic-basil sauce 31 Melange 33 Cantor and Lupino 37 Huns’ leader 39 Adherent’s suffix 40 Gun maker 41 Gordon Lightfoot hit 44 Self-images 45 Gerundial ending 46 Gives instructions to 47 Actress Moore 48 Dundee dagger 50 Coeur d’__, ID 51 Eur. defense assn. 53 Seaman’s org.
55 __ Na Na 58 Caldwell novel 64 No-man’s land 66 Actress Kedrova 67 Run without moving 68 French water-bottler 69 Writer Bagnold 70 High time? 71 Doorstop 72 Lather 73 Earl __ tea
DOWN 1 Borscht ingredient 2 City near Turin 3 Created like a web 4 Clipped piece 5 Hersey’s bell town 6 City in Italia 7 Track shape 8 Marlin’s cousin 9 Godzilla’s target 10 Harrison in “Star Wars” 11 News bit 12 Get closer 13 Finishes 21 First chess champion Anderssen
22 Amatory 26 Legrand or Fokine 27 Set speed for 28 French floor 29 Sen. Thurmond 30 Makes a connection 32 Loyal subject 34 Use a divining rod 35 Prost or Delon 36 “Funny Girl” composer 38 Noble Brit 42 Dignifies 43 Fertilizer type 49 Geometry man 52 Do penance 54 Lots 55 Killed violently 56 Bees’ milieu 57 In the thick of 59 Indigenous Japanese 60 Wedding token 61 Aroma 62 __ vera 63 Repudiate 65 Sack
(c)2010 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Last week’s answers
Last week’s solution
Missing your favorite game? Let us know! Email
November 10, 2010
Last week’s answers
Night Terrors By Kimberly Reilly Broom Hilda by Russel Myers
Have any ideas for new features for The Charger Bulletin? Email us at
Charger Chat “Best wishes with registering for classes!”
with Tyler Salovin
- Tyler Salovin
November 10, 2010
by Josh Van Hoesen
Well registration time is fast approaching (at the point that I I have to say that I am personally not the biggest fan of the write this). All I can say is Hallelujah that the first semester is new online class audit system. almost over. Thank goodness most people are coming out of this relatively unscathed. I know we didn’t think it would happen, but the football team lost this past Saturday’s game. It’s just rather sad that it had to I have to say I cannot wait until Thanksgiving break: food, be a loss on the last home game of the semester. friends, and family, (mostly food) and the break from classes. I mean as much as I love Calc II with Capt. Jim, it will be good to get away for awhile.
The Battery Charge
Okay, so I understand that we are trying to go green and that, for the most part, the new audit system is a good idea. Transition periods from old to new are always painful, and it just makes it that much harder when it has to do with what classes you are taking.
Courtney's Weekly Words
Word of the week: Micawber: (mik-kaw’-bur) n. one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune. Fact of the week: 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue. Did they seriously just say that? “I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.” Shaquille O’Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece Weekly thought: “Never let life’s hardships disturb you; no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.” -Nichiren Daishonen
Jennie’s Hotties of the Week TheGal
by Jennie Roth
Class of 2014
Class of 2014
Mercedes is a forensic psychology major at University of New Haven. She is a freshman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Frisbee team on campus as well as the snowboarding club. Off campus, she is involved in Girl Scouts. Mercedes also enjoys scavenger hunts and going downtown to clubs.
RJay is a freshman from Providence, Rhode Island. He is a Criminal Justice, Investigative Services major. On campus, RJay has been elected President of the Class of 2014. He is also a member of A-Team, Student Patrol, and the American Criminal Justice Association. He is the firearms assistant chair for ACJA, a member of SCOPE, and a member of the WNHU Promotions Department. He also writes for the Charger Bulletin.
November 10, 2010
www.ChargerBulletin.com | www.Twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | Text us! 270.UNH.NEWS (864.6397) By TOM CHIEPPO STAFF WRITER
The No.3 TCU Horned Frogs are proving why they deserve to be in the BCS discussion as they defeated the No. 5 Utah Utes 47-7 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah last week. Andy Dalton, quarterback for the Horned Frogs, threw for 355 yards passing and three touchdowns
No.3 TCU Routs No.5 Utah 47-7
to keep TCU unbeaten at 10-0, 6-0 in the Mountain West Conference. “We (TCU) showed that we can play anybody,” Dalton said, according to ESPN. com. “This game ranks right up there with the games that I have played. I have grown up. My team relies on me now to make plays and not just manage the game.” Dalton threw two touchdowns in the first quarter to wide receiver Josh Boyce, who had three
receptions for 126 yards receiving and caught two of those receptions for a total of 119 yards. Receiver Jeremy Kerley connected on a 26-yard pass to Bart Johnson to give TCU 20 unanswered points in the first quarter. By halftime, the Horned Frogs out gained Utah 32872 en route to a 23-0 lead. The Horned Frogs had a total of 177 yards rushing, 381 yards passing, and 558 total yards. They were 10
for 15 in third down conversions and had the ball for a total of 39:06 in the game. “They put themselves on a different plateau,” said TCU coach Gary Patterson, according to SI.com. “We (TCU) have to finish the season, and we can only control what we can control, but I think they made a statement today. Everybody else in the country that usually goes into the big has gotten beat.”
Woods earned only $6,600 for his skin and left the country right after the event on his private jet to Melbourne, where he will defend his Australian Masters title starting Thursday. It was Woods’ first trip to the homeland of his mother, Kultida, in 10 years. She did not accompany him due to health problems. In a skins tournament, players compete for a reward for each hole, with prize money added to the next hole in case of a tie. The prize money of $900,000 will be donated to a charity foundation associated with Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The event is part of celebrations marking King Bhumibol’s 60th year on the
Thai throne. Woods made a visit early Monday morning to the ailing 82-year-old king,
tournament this year after stepping away from the game for nearly four months in the wake of an
The Utah Utes fell to 8-1 and 5-1 in the MWC and had seven points of total offense. It came in the fourth quarter at 11:12 as Jordan Wynn, Utes quarterback, threw a 19yard pass to Matt Asiata, avoiding the first shutout at home since October 14, 1967. It was still Utah’s worst home loss since 1989. The Utes had 51 yard rushing, 148 yards passing, and 199 total yards. “We got beaten by
a better team,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. The strength of schedule will always come into play for TCU. However, they should be considered for the BCS National Championship game if they go undefeated, because they destroyed Utah by a 40 point margin.
the golfer displayed his American side by shaking hands with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and ignoring the leader’s “wai,” the traditional Thai greeting of palms pressed together with a head bow that is a sign of humility and respect. Dressed in a grey blazer and black trousers, Woods and Thongchai, Thailand’s top player, presented Abhisit with a golf club during a brief meeting at his office, the Government House. AN AP PHOTO The golfers handed Abhisit a check for 2.2 who has been at a Bang- infidelity scandal kok hospital for more than that damaged his image million baht ($73,000) a year. The golfer did not and led to the breakup of from ticket sales they are donating to the victims meet the king but signed a his marriage. get-well book at the hospiThais adore Woods be- of recent floods that left cause of his family con- more than 100 people tal. Woods has not won a nection to the country. But dead. Woods then boarded
a helicopter for the tournament in Chonburi, a seaside province southeast of Bangkok. Woods arrived in Bangkok on Sunday night after competing in the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Woods first played in Thailand in 1997, when he won the Asian Honda Classic and was greeted by large crowds. He also received a royal decoration and was feted by the then prime minister. He last played in Thailand in 2000, winning the Johnnie Walker Classic. He also won the inaugural event in 1998.
with the conversation told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t announce the contact with agent Darek Braunecker. Texas hopes to re-sign the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner, who led the Rangers to their first World Series after he was acquired from Seattle in July. The Yankees have made signing Lee the top priority among free agents,
in addition to re-signing their own players. Lee, a 32-year-old lefthander, was a combined 12-9 with a 3.18 ERA for the Mariners and Rangers, striking out 185 and walking 18 in 212 1-3 innings. He was 7-0 with a 1.26 ERA in eight career postseason starts before losing to San Francisco in Games 1 and 5 of the World Series. New York also hopes to re-sign shortstop Derek
Jeter, closer Mariano Rivera and pitcher Andy Pettitte, who hasn’t decided whether to play next season or retire. In the first deal among the 166 players who became free agents after the World Series, shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the Detroit Tigers agreed to an $11.25 million, two-year contract. He gets $5.25 million next year and $5.5 million in 2012, and the Tigers have a $6 million
team option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout. Detroit declined his $7.25 million option Tuesday, opting to pay a $250,000 buyout, but Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said then the team was optimistic about reaching a new agreement. Acquired from Cleveland in July, Peralta was shifted from third base to shortstop by Detroit and hit .253 with eight home runs in 57 games with the
Tigers. ESPN Deportes reported earlier that the sides were approaching a deal. Other free agents include outfielders Carl Crawford, Jayson Werth and Magglio Ordonez; first basemen Carlos Pena and Paul Konerko; catcher Victor Martinez; designated hitter Hideki Matsui and closer Rafael Soriano.
With a win today, New Haven would have concluded the regular season with an overall record of 9-1 and 7-1 in NE-10 competition. The last time the Chargers finished a campaign with one loss was in 1997, a season that ended with a loss in the NCAA National Championship game. With offense being the strong suit of both squads, fans were expecting a high octane affair. In the first quarter each team had the ball three times, all resulting in a punt or turnover on downs. The first chance of the game came with just over eight minutes on the clock, when the Chargers lined up for a field goal. UNH attempted to fake the field goal, but was stopped for a short loss, handing the ball back over to Saint
Anselm. The ball changed possession three more times before the game’s first score. On their third possession, the Hawks started in great field position and cashed in for a touchdown two minutes into the second quarter. Freshman Tyrae Woodson-Samuels found Eric Feehan in the end zone, granting Saint Anselm a 7-0 lead after the extra point. On the Chargers ensuing series, Ryan Oscieki and Ronnie Nelson conducted a six play, 72 yard drive, resulting in their first touchdown. Nelson completed 37 yard pass to Demetrius WashingtonEllison on the third play, setting up a rushing touchdown from Osiecki. With 8:47 left in the first half, the score was knotted up
at 7-7. The Hawks received the kickoff and began their next drive 25 yards out from their goal line. On the third play of the drive, Charlie Hatchett picked off a WoodsonSamuel pass and returned it to the Saint Anselm 45 yard line. Osiecki and the offense moved the chains three times and set up a 20 yard field goal attempt for Chris Scifo. Scifo calmly split the uprights and put the Chargers in front, 107, a score that would hold up as the halftime whistle sounded. After the break in action, Saint Anselm opened the third quarter with a 60 yard drive. Woodson-Samuels concluded the series with a 16 yard touchdown pass to Keith Charles, putting the Hawks back in
front, 14-10, with 12:18 left in the quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Saint Anselm forced and recovered a fumble, bringing its offense back onto the field. Woodson-Samuel and the unit finished off a seven play drive with an eight yard completion to Marcel Bouie, putting the Hawks ahead by 11 points. The Chargers received the kickoff and immediately got back in stride offensively. Osiecki connected with WashingtonEllison and tight end Kameel Lashley for plays of 14 and 36 yards, eventually leading to another Osiecki touchdown on the ground. Scifo tacked on the extra point, cutting the Chargers deficit to 21-17. The Chargers defense stepped up in the next sequence of events, forcing
a three and out from the Hawks offense. The New Haven offense put together a 72 yard drive on 12 plays, providing another chance for Scifo. He completed the drive with a 30 yard field goal, leaving the home team trailing by one point as the fourth quarter started. The Hawks moved the chains on the next drive, behind the arm of sophomore quarterback Michael Pierce. Woodson-Samuels was injured on the previous series, leaving Pierce to run the offense. Pierce conducted an eight play, 62 yard drive and a field goal opportunity for the Hawks. However the 30 yard attempt was hooked to the left, giving the ball back to New Haven with 13:46 remaining in the
Tiger Gets VIP Treatment, Loses Thai Charity Event
BANGKOK – Tiger Woods returned to his mother’s home country for a four-man charity skins tournament on Monday and left soon after winning only one hole in another disappointing performance. Colombian golfer Camillo Villegas won the most money at the World Golf Salutes King Bhumibol Skins Tournament at the Amata Springs Club in Chonburi province, taking five skins for $109,800. Paul Casey won nine skins for $92,400, and local golfer Thongchai Jaidee claimed three skins for $90,000.
Yanks Call Lee’s Agent as Signing Period Opens
By RONALD BLUM
NEW YORK – The Yankees wasted little time in their pursuit of Cliff Lee. New York called the pitcher’s agent Sunday on the first day of the freeagent negotiating period to say they will be back in touch with an offer for the top pitcher on the market, a baseball official familiar
Football Stunned in Regular Season Finale by Saint Anselm, 35-26; Still Shares NE-10 Conference Title
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven football team, nationally ranked No. 23 in last week’s poll, was stunned by Saint Anselm College on Saturday afternoon at Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium, dropping its final regular season game by the final score of 35-26. Needing a win to clinch the Northeast-10 Conference title outright, the Chargers still hold at least a share of the 2010 conference crown. New Haven concluded the regular season with an 8-2 mark and 6-2 in the league. The Hawks improved to 2-7 and 2-5 in NE-10 competition.
See FOOTBALL page 13
November 10, 2010 con’t from page 12
Football Stunned in Regular Season Finale by Saint Anselm
game. Osiecki and the Chargers offense next drive was short-lived however, as Mark Colantonio intercepted Osiecki’s first offering, returning it for Saint Anselm’s fourth touchdown of the afternoon. After the extra point, the Hawks carried a 28-20 advantage. The Chargers couldn’t muster much of an attack on their next possession, but the defense would
pick them up quickly. J.D. Chalifoux picked off Pierce’s pass attempt at the Saint Anselm 34 yard line, granting UNH great field position. Osiecki found Sharieff Hall for 15 yards, followed by a 19 yard pass to Washington-Ellison for New Haven’s third touchdown. The Chargers were forced to go for two points, but couldn’t get into the end zone, leaving a mere 28-26 lead for the visitors. The Chargers forced a punt from the Hawks spe-
cial teams unit, but then in return failed to move the line of scrimmage. Scifo launched a 53 yard punt to the Saint Anselm 36 yard line. On their first offensive play, Pierce flipped a short pass to Marcel Bouie, which turned into a 64 yard run after the catch and the fifth Saint Anselm touchdown. With just 4:36 remaining on the clock, the Hawks led the Chargers by nine points, 35-26. The next Chargers possession resulted in
an interception by Jason Nguyen in the end zone. The Hawks were forced to punt, but the Chargers offense gave the ball back after four unsuccessful pass attempts, leaving Saint Anselm with the ball and no timeouts left for New Haven. The Hawks kneeled down three times, finalizing a 35-26 win. Osiecki finished with 252 yards passing and one touchdown for the Chargers. Washington-Ellison caught seven passes for
113 yards, while Josh Smart accumulated 45 yards on the ground and 69 in the air. Lashley had three receptions for 60 yards and Hall added three catches for 41 total yards. Defensively, Bernard Risco and Charlie Hatchett led the team in tackles with 10 apiece. The four offensive touchdowns by Saint Anselm marked only the second time a team had accomplished that feat against the Chargers defense.
New Haven will likely drop out of east region’s top six teams, missing out on an NCAA Tournament bid. UNH has a bye next week and would play on Saturday, November 20 if admitted to the big dance. The time, opponent and place would be determined after next week’s games. The NCAA announces the complete NCAA Division II football bracket on Sunday, November 14.
concludes the regular season with a 23-2 overall record and a perfect 15-0 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Chargers jumped out to a quick lead in the opening set, scoring the first 10 points off service from Keidy Candelaria. UNH continued to roll, and led by 15-points, 20-5, later in the set. Sara Malmlov capped the set with a kill for New Haven’s 25th point. The second set was played much closer. The
Purple Knights went pointfor-point with the Chargers and found themselves tied at 14-14. Sparked by another Malmlov kill, the Chargers took control and led 20-16 eight points later. UNH scored the final two points off errors and took a 2-0 lead in the match. The final set was played very short as well as the Chargers once again jumped out early. The Purple Knights rallied and brought the score within one point at 9-8, but the
Chargers then rattled off five straight points off Heather Ladao’s serves and took a 13-8 lead. The Chargers maintained a lead and would eventually score four unanswered points to get to match point at 24-11. After the Purple Knights registered a kill, Saint Michael’s suffered a service error and the Chargers completed a 25-12 victory. Malmlov led New haven with a blistering .545 hitting percentage off 14 kills and two errors on 22
attempts. The senior added 10 digs and one assist in the win. Tymika Duncan swung at a .462 clip off seven kills, one error and 13 attempts, while Liz Akinbiyi added a .400 percentage off seven kills, one error and 15 attempts. Keidy Candelaria recorded another 10 kills for the Chargers. Chelsey Alpough lead the match with 33 assists, along with six digs. The Chargers now move on to the Northeast-10 Conference Cham-
pionship tournament which will begin with the first round (quarterfinals) on Tuesday, November 9. The Chargers, who earned the top seed, will host the eighth seed on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Charger Gymnasium. The winner will advance to the semifinals which will be hosted on Friday, November 12 at the top remaining seed.
Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, has once again guided the Chargers to another successful campaign. Malmlov leads the league with a 3.80 kills per set average, a feat that she accomplished last year as well. She also ranks first on the team in aces (35), second on the team in digs (278) and third on the team in assists (38). Malmlov has registered in double-digit kills 18 times this season, including a stretch of 10 consecutive matches. Alpough, the 2009 Northeast-10 Conference Setter of the Year, has paced the league’s No.
1 ranked offense for the second straight season. Alpough leads the team with 846 assists for a 10.19 per set average, a mark that ranks her second in the NE-10. She has recorded 30 or more helpers in 18 games this year, including two matches with over 50. Against Bridgeport on September, 10, Alpough dished out 55 in a 3-1 victory, matching a careerhigh. The Chargers return to action tonight with a conference showdown against Saint Anselm College. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at Charger Gymnasium.
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
finished in 16th place with a time of 19:12.2 (6:10.8 ––––––––––––––––––––– average mile). Second on the women’s side was LauEASTON, Mass. - The ren DeMitruck with a 46th University of New Haven place finish and a time of men’s and women’s cross 20:08.0. The women’s country teams competed team finished 10th with a at the 2010 Northeast-10 total time of 1:41:57:10 Conference Championship for its six top finishers. races Sunday in Easton, The Chargers third and Mass. The men’s team fin- fourth place finishers were ished in eighth place of 14 Tania Bernardino in 54th teams, while the women place overall and Bridget finished in 10th place out Faria 55th place. of 16 teams. The men’s team was led Leading the women’s by senior Ryan Frietas who team was sophomore finished in 39th place with Dominique Stasulli who a time of 26:41.6 (5:22.2
average mile). Matt Dunham was close to Frietas with a 43rd finished in a time of 26:48.0. The team finished with a total time of 2:15:56.30 through its six runners. Sophomore Samuel Montclair and freshman Timothy Nohelty finished close as well with a 52nd and 53rd place finish, respectively. The Chargers men’s and women’s teams will return to action on Sunday, November 21 when they travel to the NCAA Division II East Region Championships in Boston, Mass.
which found the back of the Chargers’ net. After nearly 10-minutes of midfield play, Steven Gennuso recorded the game’s first shot in the 10th minute. Bentley answered just minutes later with a shot inside the Chargers own 8-yard box. Starting keeper J.J. Comeau recorded the save and kept the game tied at 0-0. Over the next 15 minutes, the teams exchanged offensive possession as both teams managed scoring opportunities. In the 29th minute the Falcons had one of their best chances of the first half with a breakaway set up in the UNH defensive end,
but an offside called gave UNH the ball. Comeau made another save in the 33rd minute as the Falcons once again mounted numerous opportunities on net over the ensuing two minutes. The Chargers mounted their own rally in the closing minutes of the first half, but the scored stayed 0-0 at the break. The Chargers came out fired up in the opening minutes of the second half as they recorded two shots which narrowly missed the net in the first ten minutes. The Chargers recorded a breakaway in the 64th minute. In the 71st minute the Falcons nearly took the advantage
Chargers Complete Third-Straight Perfect Conference Season, Defeat St. Michael’s
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - The University of New Haven women’s volleyball team defeated Saint Michael’s College 3-0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-12) to claim its third consecutive undefeated conference season. The Chargers have now won 45-straight regular season conference matches, dating back to 2007 and the days of the East Coast Conference. New Haven
Malmlov, Alpough Earn ESPN Men 8th, Women 10th at NE-10 Academic All-District Honors Cross Country Championships
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Two members of the University of New Haven women’s volleyball team have been awarded ESPN Academic All-District College Division honors for their efforts on the court and in the classroom, announced Thursday by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Senior Sara Malmlov was named to the first team, while junior Chelsey Alpough earned a selection to the third team. Malmlov, the 2009
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
Want to write for The Charger Bulletin? Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu
Men’s Soccer Season Concludes in Overtime Heartbreaker
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
WALTHAM, Mass. – The University of New Haven men’s soccer team fell 1-0 in overtime Tuesday afternoon to Bentley University in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship tournament. With the loss, the sixth ranked Chargers’ season comes to an end with a record of 7-10-1, while the Falcons advance to the NE-10 semifinals with a record of 11-2-5. The Falcons gamewinner came in the 96th minute as they used a corner kick to create the goal
with a shot inside the box which narrowly sailed over the crossbar. Second later, Bentley recorded its second shot which sailed over the crossbar inside the box. Gui Dos Santos found open space inside the Falcons 18-yard box in the 83rd minute. He received a pass from Gennuso and fired a shot on net which was saved and then bounced off the crossbar. Bentley rallied in the next 10 minutes, holding possession in the Chargers half for a majority of the time. New Haven. In the final five minutes of the second half, UNH recorded a pair of free kicks near the
Bentley 18-yard box. In the final 20-seconds, Nick Dionne riffled a pass off a free kick from just outside the Falcons 18-yard box. The pass sailed wide left and the time ran out of the second half of play with the score tied 0-0. Bentley was the first to earn an opportunity in the overtime period as they held possession in the Chargers’ box for a number of touches in the 94th minute. One minute later, with 4:45 left in the overtime, the Falcons netted the game-winner off a corner kick and header which sailed over the outstretched hands of Comeau.
Senior Matt Sarrazin led the team with two shots in the loss. Nick Pezzente and Gui Dos Santos recorded the only other shots-ongoal for the Chargers. Comeau recorded six saves in the tough loss, while New Haven trailed 4-2 in corner kick opportunities. This season the Chargers made their first postseason appearance since 2006 and their first NE-10 tournament appearance. The team also finished with the most wins since 2003.
Interested in writing about sports for The Charger Bulletin? Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu
November 10, 2010
Music & Entertainment
www.ChargerBulletin.com | www.Twitter.com/ChargerBulletin | Text us! 270.UNH.NEWS (864.6397)
Review: ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mention the name “Castlevania,” and many memories start to stir: Dracula’s monolithic castle looming above its explorers, a labyrinthine interior fitted with secret passageways and deadly traps, the crack of the Belmonts’ whip. Since the stellar “Symphony of the Night,” the “Castlevania” series has consistently produced top quality games time and time again, and has become almost synonymous with action-exploration 2-D gaming. Where the series had often failed, however, were its ill fated forays into the third dimension. “Lords of Shadow,” the latest installation to the “Castlevania” franchise, finally conquers 3-D gaming while adding a double espresso shot of action to a series that had been suffering from stagnation. After the brutal murder of his wife, Gabriel Belmont, a member of the Brotherhood of Light, is charged with the task of uniting the powers of the Brotherhood founders in order to bring humanity salvation. To do this, Gabriel needs to track down and defeat the Lords of Shadow, who are scattered in treacherous, remote corners of the land. Using his combat cross, a whiplike cross with a retractable chain, Gabriel will have to fight his way through hordes of hellspawn, navigate narrow passageways and negotiate mountains paths.
From the moment you boot up the disc, you will notice that “Lords of Shadow” is simply a beauty to behold. Developers MercurySteam and Kojima Productions have created a visual tour de force that is not limited by the “Castlevania” series’ penchant for dark, gloomy castles. Aside from the expertly crafted castles (this is a CASTLEvania, after all) Gabriel’s world features lush jungles, murky bogs, icy lakes and so much more. “LoS” packs a stunning amount of levels (two discs long on 360), and with each having its own unique layout and assets, the amount of visual work put into the game is nothing less than staggering. It wasn’t long into the game that I came to the realization that “Lords of Shadow” did not merely want to modernize its gameplay - it wanted to become just like the popular action titles of today. Everywhere you look in “Lords of Shadow,” you see something that feels straight up ripped off from another game: the combat cross, and combat in general are straight out of “God of War,” and you could say the same of the climbing and grappling, which feel like a dumbed down “Prince of Persia.” One could make the argument that those mechanics naturally lend themselves to action platforming and
are not indicative of plagiarism, but when Gabriel encountered a Titan and had to climb up its body, destroying magical runes along the way while holding on for dear life (“Shadow of the Colossus”), my eyes began to roll. This isn’t a “Castlevania,” I kept telling myself. It appeared as though Konami
and skills as the game progresses, allowing the player to fight on his own terms: bloodthirsty players could gift Gabriel new attack combos and heavier hits, while the defensive minded player could concentrate on counter moves (which activate after well timed blocks). These additions turned
had sold out its beloved franchise by copying every single successful game mechanic of the last three years, right down to a kitschy story about a guy with a dead wife having to kill gods. There wasn’t even a castle until halfway through the game, for crying out loud. While my hatred for all things “Lords of Shadow” burned strong initially, as I progressed through the game, a transformation took place. The combat system, which felt like a bland hack and slash adventure littered with boss fights utilizing overly predictable attack patterns began to open up. Gabriel can purchase new abilities
combat from a chore into a treat. While every encounter could be handled with the same attack over and over again, utilizing wide range of skills allow the player to take out enemies faster. Equally important are Gabriel’s secondary weapons (knife, holy water, fairies, and dark crystals) which can damage enemies, distract them, or even take out an entire room in one blow. Combat isn’t perfect, however. “LoS’s” fixed camera angle is not always conducive to fighting, especially when you are located in an area where the camera continually cuts back and forth. Even when the cam-
By REBEKAH GORDON
to face is whether to save themselves or to save Dina, knowing that someone will die in the end. Their choice is made in front of hundreds of people. Meanwhile, Hoffamn continues to trap and kill four racist skinheads in an abandoned junkyard. At the same time, Boddy Dagens’ support group is being held not too far from there. Hoffman is waiting for Dagen and proceeds to abduct Dagen, his publicist, lawyer, close friend, and wife. It gets out to Dagen’s entourage that he lied about being a survivor of Jigsaw and his traps while he tries to find his way through an abandoned insane asylum to save everyone. As Dagen is trying to release them from their traps, Detective Gibson is receiving videos from Hoffman asking for a swap: give him
Jill and the killing will. Of course, Gibson won’t give him Jill, so Hoffamn proceeds to get her himself. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, and you will endure the evil that you put out into the world, according to Jigsaw and his apprentice Hoffman. There is always a lesson to be learned at the end of the day. 58% of audience views liked the movie, but the movie received only 10% on the “tomatometer” on rottentomatoes.com. A review states that the was “sloppily filmed, poorly acted, and illogically plotted. Saw 3D leaves viewers trapped in the most lackluster installment of the series,” according to a review from rottentomatoes.com. Many viewers agree that they are glad this is the final installment of the series, because enough was enough.
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
Finally, the survivors of Jigsaw’s horrific and deadly games can be at ease knowing the games are at an end… or so we think. The plot of the final chapter of the seven chapter series revolves around Bobby Dagen, a fellow supporter, who comes forward with a new self-help book for other survivors of Jigsaw, until his own selfish secrets unleash a whole new game. The movie starts out with a flashback of Dr. Gordon dragging himself to find help after sawing off his foot. It then cuts to an urban shopping area where Brad, Ryan, and their mutual lover Dina are set in a trap with each set in front of a buzz saw and Dina over one. The chose that the men have
By Alex Di Stasi
era allows you to perfectly see Gabriel, the player will often be hit by off screen enemies, leading to some annoying deaths when fighting enemies with high damage attacks. Oh, and one more thing: Can we abolish quicktime button events at the end of boss fights? A number of time consuming fights in “LoS” are capped with timed button presses that, when failed, either kill Gabriel instantly, or knock him all the way down the Titan’s body. Seriously, that’s got to stop. While navigating “LoS’s” linear levels doesn’t require much skill or precision, the climbing segments serve their purpose as a way to break up the action while simultaneously showing off how absolutely gorgeous “LoS” is. Spicing up the platforming is Gabriel’s ability to wrangle up a number of hellish creatures to jump great distances, scale walls and more. Nothing says I’m a badass quite like strangling a giant spider until it shoots out a bridge of web for you. Additionally, “Lords of Shadow’s” puzzles (ranging from painfully easy to head-scratchingly difficult), often made me forget that I was constantly moving in a straight line. Once I had finally gotten in the swing of things, even “Lord of Shadow’s” story began to pick up. While the lat-
est “Castlevania” tale is rife with cliches right down to the final boss having a looooong evil monologue, the story is interesting and filled with just enough twists to keep a player engaged. Doubly important is the fact that the game doesn’t revolve around just the vampires. While it felt like a sin at first, I’ve got to admit it was a pleasure to explore such locales as the crumbling ruins of the Lycan city, a sleepy wood and the land of the dead. By reducing the vampires to a minor role, LoS brings to its audience a much more fleshed out view of the “Castlevania” universe, which was much appreciated. Again, what “Lords of Shadow” pulls off is neither new nor ground breaking, and a similar experience can be had in many other games. However, once I was able to look past the things that “Lords of Shadow” wasn’t doing, I was finally able to appreciate what it does bring to the table: solid combat, excellent platforming, and a decent story. So, while I believe that “Castlevania” die-hards will be turned off by the series’ new direction, “Lords of Shadow” is definitely worth a try, and for any fans of action gaming, this game is a sure winner. For the latest information about videogames, visit http://www.crispygamer.com
Hungarian capital to convey by video link her de––––––––––––––––––––– light at the crop of awards which just kept on coming MADRID – Lady Gaga and spotlighted her song won three prizes at this “Bad Romance” as the year’s MTV Europe Music year’s best. Awards on Sunday, claimBest New Act went ing Best Female, Song, to KE$HA, while the and Pop honors, just a year 16-year-old Justin Bieber after taking the plaudits won the Best Male Artist for best new act. award, Paramore the Best The ceremony con- Alternative act, and Emiverted two of the Spanish nem got the Best Hip Hop capital’s most iconic land- award. marks into glittering venThe new MTV Global ues from which to present Icon award went to Jon its 2010 honors. Bon Jovi, who thrilled fans Tens of thousands of with a live performance of music fans crowded down- “Shot through the heart” town Puerta de Alcala and and “You’re to blame” at Caja Magica to hear 14 the spectacularly decoratseparate performers, in- ed, year-old Caja Magica cluding acts by Jared Leto venue, sometimes used for and Shakira. sports events. Lady Gaga beamed her At the center of the acceptance speech from Caja Magica hall a brilBudapest, Hungary, where liantly illuminated hollow she was on tour. She in- cube acted as a focal point terrupted a live act in the for indoor acts while the
Puerta de Alcala - once the location of the eastern entrance in the long disappeared city wall - provided an outdoor flavor to the show. Katy Perry got Best Video for “California Gurls” and raised a cheer when she collected the award wearing an ornate, dark outfit. Presenter Eva Longoria also regaled viewers with a dazzling array of elegant dresses and at one point had the audience in fits of laughter by saying she had discovered her long-lost Spanish relatives in Madrid. She then introduced four statuesque and muscular young men dressed only in underpants bearing the letters “Longoria” at the back. “That’s my family, which I’m going to introduce to the girls backstage,” she said.
COPYRIGHT (C) 2010 CRISPY GAMER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES,
Lady Gaga Wins Big at MTV Europe Music Awards
By ELSA FRAILE
Submit your campus news and advertisements for publication! Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu for more information, or visit http://www.chargerbulletin.com/advertise/
November 10, 2010
Dave’s Music Report The King Is Back
It’s been almost a year and a half since the passing of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, but the material he left behind is keeping him more alive than ever. After the successful This Is It film and accompanying soundtrack released a year ago, the releases coming out in time for the Christmas market are going to be more exciting than ever. The first of these releases, arriving on November 22, is a 3-disc DVD set entitled Michael Jackson’s Vision. The set will include all of MJ’s legendary and iconic music videos (or “short films” as he referred
to them) for the first time ever. The most exciting part of this set is the inclusion of many videos never before released on DVD, including three from his days with the Jacksons, but also the never before seen video for “One More Chance.” There truly is no better collection of music videos…ever. For any admirer of his visual work, please take my word for it that this is well worth every penny. In addition to Michael’s videos, he was renowned for his groundbreaking and record-setting world tours. Cirque du Soleil is putting together “Mi-
chael Jackson: The Im- dance, music, and fantasy mortal World Tour,” which that immerses audiences in will obviously be an MJ- Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down.” The show promises to please both lifelong fans as well those who haven’t experienced his work before. North American dates for the tour have been released (starting in the Fall of ’11) and tickets are available now. They can be purchased through Cirque du Soleil’s website (www.cirquedusoleil.com). There is no worthy spectacle. Cirque word as to whether there describes the show as “a will be an accompanying riveting fusion of visuals, soundtrack, but the show
By CAROLE MCFADDAN
in time for the birth of Peter’s first born. Peter and Ethan mix like oil and water throughout the trip. The 2,000 mile road trip focuses on one main concept: Ethan’s continual ability to irritate Peter and Peter’s outrageous reactions to Ethan. As the friendship develops, both men end up letting their guard down and have true bonding moments that are surprising in their depth. When it comes to a mismatched pair comedy such as Due Date, two things are fundamental: good chemistry between the leads and a story that takes advantage of it. Unfortunately for Due Date, it does have
a well-working cast, but they aren’t given much to work with. The film sets up its gags in bland and inoffensive ways. This only works for the hour and a half film because Downey and Galifianakis work extremely well together. It had more boring bits than it should have. A friend of mine even fell asleep! The biggest problem was that there wasn’t much there for the two to work with, like Zach had in the “The Hangover,” although he is playing an oddly similar character. The film’s entire comedy lineup isn’t clever nor is it cleverly disguised. The attempts at signature comedic moments get in the
Anal-retentive Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is an architect waiting on the birth of his first child back home in California. Ethan “Tremblay” (Zach Galifianakis) is a wannabe actor flying out to Hollywood with his French bulldog Sunny. Fate – and “a lot of bit” of Ethan’s self-absorbed and unconscionable behavior – conspires to get the two thrown off the same plane and on the “No Fly” list. Peter’s wallet goes missing, and the two pair up for a cross-country trip in a rental car to make it back
way of the story rather than enhancing in. We would rather see Peter and Ethan interacting “naturally” and getting into comedic situations, rather than getting into wacky situations for comedic relief from the boring nature of the rest of the film. Due Date just didn’t reach its full potential. On its opening day, November 5, 2010, in the American box offices Due Date rounded up $12,230,000 in sales. With a 40% rating on Rottentomatoes.com, the film received a “Splat” from professional reviewers and members of the website.
By Dave Iannacone
itself will no doubt be unbelievable. However, the most exciting upcoming MJ release comes in the form of a brand new studio album entitled MICHAEL, due for release December 14. The album is set to feature between 10-12 tracks of songs Michael recorded before his death between 2001 and 2009. While the exact tracklist is unknown, Jackson had been working with everyone from Akon to RedOne before his death. One confirmed track, “Breaking News” is being released as a promotional track and will be streamed on www.mi-
chaeljackson.com for this entire week. The album’s first official single is yet to be announced. While this is obvious controversy surrounding the release, (when isn’t there with Michael Jackson?) this is something the world has been waiting for and considering who made the songs, it’s safe to say it won’t disappoint. The death of Michael Jackson certainly hasn’t stopped the expansion of his legacy, and the upcoming months are without a doubt going to be an exciting time, not only for his fans but for the music world as a whole.
Top 12 Movies This Week from RottenTomatoes.com
68% 39% 35% 70% 10% 61% 62% 48% 67% 97% 29% 66%
Megamind Due Date For Colored Girls Red Saw 3D Paranormal Activity 2 Jackass 3-D Hereafter Secretariat The Social Network Life as We Know It Conviction
$47.6M $33.5M $20.1M $8.9M $8.2M $7.3M $4.1M $4.0M $4.0M $3.6M $3.1M $1.6M
Cupcake Decorating Contest!!
Stay tuned for these Spring 2011 Red Flag Campaign events:
Cupcakes are first come, first serve! Prize for First Place!
Panel Discussions Interactive, Residence Hall Programs Guest Speakers & more!
Thursday (11/11) 9:30 pm Echlin Dining Hall
* If you see a red flag in your relationship, you can contact any of the following for help: Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline www.PrudenceCrandall.org 888-774-2900
Rape Crisis Center of Milford / UNH Rape Crisis Advocate www.rapecrisisctr.org 203-878-1212
UNH Counseling Center 203-932-7332
Fall 2010 RESUME WRITING Looking for a job or internship? We will guide you through the first stage in your search, writing a resume. Get tips on what employers look for and how to stand out from other job seekers! Dates TBA
COVER LETTERS & OTHER CORRESPONDENCE Having trouble writing a cover letter? Join us to find out what should be included. We will also review thank you, acceptance/ decline position, and resignation letters. Wed. 11/10: 1:40-2:55
Registering for Class??? THE ART OF INTERVIEWING
Uncover how technology can help you when searching for a job and determining salary range. Also, find out how it can negatively affect your chances of getting an interview or job offer.
Most jobs are found through networking! Let us show you how to effectively network by helping you write and deliver a polished “elevator speech.” Wed. 11/17:
Upcoming Workshops in December
S Marks the Spot….To Find a Service-Learning Class!
Nervous about interviewing? Come discover interview techniques, how to successfully prepare beforehand, what to bring, and how to improve your professional appearance.
PROS & CONS OF TECHNOLOGY
UNH Health Services 203-932-7079
Service-learning classes are marked with an ‘S’ listed after the Course ID number. What is a servicelearning class? Service-learning combines academics with community service. It’s a teaching and learning method that provides students with the highest academic standards and delivers meaningful service to improve our community. More than 400 UNH students have taken an Academic Service -Learning class and 95% of these students would recommend it to their peers!
Spring 2011 academic service-learning classes include: Chemistry: CH 599_S Independent Study with Dr. Nancy Savage
Mentor local school teachers and their class to produce meaningful investigative science projects as a part of the New Haven Science Fair. Mentors and students will move on to an actual science fair project based on both the students' interests and the science curriculum.
Engineering & Applied Science: EAS 224_S Fluid-Thermal Systems with Dr. Shannon Ciston INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Are you an international student that needs help creating the perfect resume and cover letter? There are many differences between U.S. resumes and resume formats from other countries. This workshop will teach what should and should not be included on a resume. Tue. 11/17: 3:15-4:15 (K201) Wed. 12/2: 3:15-4:15 (K210)
GRADUATE STUDENTS Workshops for International and Graduate Students!
Would you like to learn how to utilize Blackboard, our website and other social media sites to land your next job or internship? Do you need a refresher on how to write an effective resume and cover letter? Do you need to build your interviewing skills and strategies on how to effectively network? Dates TBA
Management: MG 210_S Management and Organization with Dr. Dale Finn
Assist a local nonprofit agency by planning, implementing, or organizing a project. Student groups will study management systems and how they apply to the nonprofit organization they are working with.
Psychology: P 217_S Adolescent Development with Dr. Amanda Bozack
Mentor a Common Ground High School student by spending time with them engaging in academic tutoring and social interactions each week. Mentors have the opportunity to be a good role model to the students, help them academically, and model the skills needed to become a college student.
Enrich your academic experience. Give back to your community. Gain real world experience in the field that interests you. Register for a service-learning course!
Please RSVP in advance! (203) 932-7342
Student groups will partner with local schools to identify opportunities to improve thermal efficiency and present a summary of their approach and findings to a science class. Learn how course concepts translate into practical considerations in building spaces.
To learn more about service-learning, visit the Academic Service-Learning Office in Kaplan 210 or on the web at http://www.newhaven.edu/servicelearning.
Dolores Enico: 2010 Bartels Fellow What: Dolores Ennico has been selected as the fall 2010 Bartels Fellow at the University of New Haven (UNH) and will present a lecture on "Critical Skills Needed for Corporate Success." When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. Where: Dodds Theater on the UNH campus
Details: A generation ago, girls were steered toward “soft” careers in teaching, nursing and parenting. Dolores Ennico, however, paid little heed, following her passion for math and science. That passion earned her a microbiology degree as well as a master’s from Southern Connecticut State University, and began her lengthy and varied career with Olin Corporation. She began as a research technician in the company’s New Haven office, soon becoming a lab manager and realizing she had a knack for management. “Developing a work plan, having larger objectives and making things happen was really rewarding,” Ennico recalls. She enrolled in the M.B.A. program at UNH and eventually became manager of human resources for the Olin’s Chemicals Research and Development Center in New Haven. Ennico laughs, “When they asked me to take the position, I said, ‘I don’t know HR, but I know R and D,’ and they said, ‘You’re smart. You’ll learn it.’” Clearly, she did. Today Ennico is vice president of human resources at Olin Corporation’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Last year, she was elected an officer of Olin and currently directs the human resource activities for 3,800 employees. Ennico maintains an active volunteer life as well. She has served on many non-profit boards, giving back to the communities in which she has lived and worked. She is a member of the Connecticut Women’s Forum and the International Women’s Forum, and serves on the boards of Lewis and Clark Community College and the United Way in St. Louis. Ennico advises students to learn everything they can, noting that she still draws on all of the classes she hass taken. “You never know where that bit of knowledge will lead you,” she says, “so never stop learning.”
Published on Oct 5, 2011
Published on Oct 5, 2011
to Blumenthal by over 100,000 votes. Blumenthal fills the seat vacated by former CT Senator Christopher Dodd, also a Demo- crat. In addition...