Volume 92, Issue 7 | November 2, 2011
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Occupy New Haven: An Operation in Progress media. He wears a sign draped around his neck that reads, “Department of Hornland Security. When asked why he wears it, he pulls out a makeshift horn and blows into it like a megaphone. Moose says he moved to New Haven from New Hampshire nine years ago. He graduated from UNH in 2006, but is currently unemployed. So is his fiancé, who attained a master’s
The Fall 2011 Bartels Fellow: Arthur Steier
By ISAAK KIFLE STAFF WRITER
accomplishment. “Now a bach- –––––––––––––––––––––––––– elor’s degree is the equivalent of –––––––––––––––––––––––––– a high school diploma,” he says. The Bartels Fellowship, esMoose and his community tablished in 1989 by Henry E. A village of tents has arisen plan to occupy downtown New on the New Haven Green. Its Haven indefinitely. To do that, and Nancy H. Bartels, brings ininhabitants each have a slightly they have had to make a concert- dividuals of national stature and different reason for being there. ed effort to prepare and sustain prominence to the University of They all share one thing in comthemselves. They’ve developed New Haven. Every semester, a mon though: dissatisfaction with more than ten committees to Bartels Fellow is selected and growing social disparity. handle various tasks, from legal that individual visits classes, meets with students, faculty, This is Occupy New Haven, a issues to safety to music. and staff at various points throughout the day, and delivers a formal address, known as the Bartels Lecture, to the entire UNH community. Former Bartels Fellows include author, journalist, poet and filmmaker Roya Hakakian, U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and former Chief Marketing Officer for Mastercard Lawrence Flanagan, The main Occupy New Haven encampment consists of several dozen tents nestled in a corner of the New Haven Green. who now serves as Hundreds of protesters have shown up for some of the group’s events, and many come and go throughout the day. Only a the Executive Dean minority have made the space their temporary home. PHOTOGRAPH BY BRANDON T. BISCEGLIA. of UNH’s College of Business. The goal local offshoot of the global Oc- degree in psychology. They’re The New Haven group has of the fellowship is to enrich the cupy Wall Street protest move- saddled in over a hundred thou- benefited from its later start com- experience and broaden the horiment that began Sept. 17 in Zuc- sand dollars in student loans. “I pared to the first Occupy Wall zon of students, faculty, and staff cotti Park, New York City. It has have a hard time identifying the Street encampment, says Moose. at the university. The fall 2011 Bartels Felits own local flavor to it. difference between that and in- They have a permit from the city It’s Personal: dentured servitude,” he says. to be there. They began planning low was Arthur Steier ’89 “Moose” declines to give his Not too long ago, he points their supply needs before they EMBA, President and CEO of real name. He, like several others out, finishing an undergraduate moved to the green. They also Schumann/Steier Inc. Steier was in his community, is wary of the degree was considered a major See OCCUPY NEW HAVEN page 5 born in Brooklyn, raised in New Jersey, and earned degrees in marine engineering and nautical By BRANDON T. BISCEGLIA STAFF WRITER
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“Save a Breast” Event at UNH
BSU. Each club had their own station, information, giveaways, –––––––––––––––––––––––––– and fun activities. From pumpkin carving to cupcake decoratTo commemorate Nation- ing, there was fun and awareness al Breast Cancer Awareness to be had. Students also enjoyed Month, the Black Student Union live entertainment, music, and (BSU) hosted a campus wide guest speakers. This was done event Saturday in order to help to give the UNH student a fun promote both Breast Cancer and personal experience to learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness. When asking around to the student body in attendance, many were having a blast despite the inclement weather outside. One student who would like to remain anonymous said that “the activities, performances, and organization of the event show how we as a university can come together for a great cause. I hope that they do this every year!” This reporter also AN ASHLEY LYNN JOHNSON PHOTO had a great time and Awareness and community ser- was amazed by all that the Fair vice. The Save a Breast event had to offer the student body and was not only a hit but a great way the different ways that awareness to end Breast Cancer Awareness can be made. BSU did an amazmonth. ing job with this fair. From the Many clubs were in atten- dance team performances, guest dance to not only give their sup- speakers, poetry readings, and port but to participate alongside See SAVE A BREAST page 6 By ASHLEY LYNN JOHNSON STAFF WRITER
science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. After working on oil tankers for a few years, Steier was faced with the decision of whether to continue a career at sea or pursue opportunities in business. Taking a leap of faith, he decided to become a shipbroker and negotiated contracts between ship owners and oil companies. He then opened an office in Houston, TX where he managed a fleet of chemical
tankers and a few years after that became the Director of International Marketing for Moore & Munger, a refiner and marketer of petroleum products based in Fairfield, CT. Steier enrolled in the Executive MBA program at UNH to “fill the holes” in his business knowledge and, following that, acquired an equity stake
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Midnight Madness Begins Basketball Season
By JOANN WOLWOWICZ ASSISTANT EDITOR
–––––––––––––––––––––––––– This past Thursday, October 27, 2011, Midnight Madness was held up at North Campus at the Charger Gymnasium. The event, held every year, is the kick off the 2011-2012 men and women’s basketball season. Doors opened to the gym at 9:00 p.m., but there were a lot of students lined up at the gym a long time before that with canned goods of nonperishables. Why would anyone bring a canned good to a basketball pep rally? It was to get a free t-shirt of course. This year, to continue the tradition started last year, students wishing to receive a t-shirt for the event were required to bring in a canned good to be donated. Hundreds of students brought in an item. It was a great way to get students to come to the event and to raise food for the hungry. Midnight Madness did not officially kick off until 9:30 p.m. Each student entering received a ticket to be used for giveaways throughout the night, one of which was a chance to win 1,000. Before the event, as students were entering the gym,
some were selected to participate in competitions held on the gym floor. These included a dribbling contest for fastest time, a shooting competition from various stations on the court, and a free throw contest. The winners of these competitions were announced during Midnight Madness and received special prizes. The event began with the announcement of the 2011-2012 men and women’s basketball team players. This was then followed by an announcement from the men and women’s team captains. The entire evening was then filled with performances from the various performance groups on campus. First to perform were the UNH Cheerleaders who brought their enthusiasm to the filled bleachers of students cheering. The 5678 Dance Team was next to perform and brought cheers from the crowd of supporters. The pep band also graced the crowd with a song that had everyone clapping along. In between performances, the two hosts of the evening called out ticket numbers and gave out free basketball t-shirts to those who won. It was also announced that later on in the
night, five lucky students’ tickets would be called for a chance to win $1,000. Meanwhile, the audience was able to watch the Monsoon Dance Crew perform, an organization new to the UNH campus, but still an impressive team to watch. Having only been established last year, the organization has shown to improve drastically, having increased to an enormous size. They were followed by the ever favorite UNH Step Team who did a Halloween Themed step number to everyone’s enjoyment. What was most impressive was that they began their performance blindfolded. The men’s basketball team then treated the audience to a ten minute mock basketball game. The women’s team then, instead of doing their own mock basketball game as they usually do, performed their own dance number for the audience. This included a mash up of songs and dance steps that also brought cheers from the audience. It was a nice change from the original idea of two ten minute mock games. Following this performance, the UNH Dance Team performed a new dance for the crowd of fans to enjoy. Once again they See MIDNIGHT MADNESS page 6
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USGA & More
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USGA President’s Corner What Do You Think? Students of the University of New Haven, I am reaching out to hear your voice. What else would you like to see from the university and USGA? What can be done to make your life as a UNH Charger better? Also besides complaints, I would also like to hear positive comments. Please let me know what you like and feel works well here at UNH. You can leave all this feedback by posting a concern on Chargerconnection.newhaven.edu. Now again, posting a concern is not just for complaints. It’s also for positive comments as well. So take this week to think about things, and let me know your thoughts. Have a great week! Scott J. Kazar, USGA President
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SCOPE It Out! Did You Know? by Andrew Gitin
October is ending, and November is right around the corner. Midterms are almost over and students are thinking about what to do and take next semester. SCOPE has events that can keep your mind off of all of that, especially this week. Thursday, October 27, SCOPE had Mark Nizer perform a 3D juggling act. Students laughed and were amazed by the spectacular performance done by Mark. Friday, October 28, SCOPE had two events happening. First was Graffiti Night where students had their mug shots on mugs, airbrush hoodies, custom license plates, and marker art. SCOPE also had its second showing of Captain America in case students missed Tuesday’s showing. Saturday, October 29, SCOPE went to Six Flags New Jersey and spent the whole day there. Everyone then experienced Fright Night, where students were scared into the Halloween mood. Monday, October 31, was Halloween, and SCOPE had its annual Halloween event with a Haunted House and a Haunted Maze in the Bartels Campus Center. Students were scared and amazed by what we did to make Bartels Hall a spooky place to be on Halloween. We would like to thank all the volunteers that helped out and made this event a success. Tuesday, November 1, we continued the scaring with the showing of Fright Night. Students were scared and enjoyed the movie. Wednesday, November 2, SCOPE had signups for a trip into New York City and ice skating in Rockefeller Center. The trip will be this Saturday on November 5. SCOPE has more events planned for you this week On Thursday, November 3, SCOPE will have Dave and Ethan, two guys that talk about college dating at 7:30 p.m. in the German Club. Friday November 4, if you missed Tuesday’s showing, we are showing Fright Night again at 9:00 p.m. in the Bartels Dining Hall. Also, SCOPE will co-sponsor with Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc. and have Deal or No Deal in the German Club at 10:00 p.m. Saturday November 5, SCOPE will be going to New York City and ice skating in Rockefeller Center with students who signed up Wednesday night. The bus leaves at 11:00 a.m. in front of Maxcy Hall. Monday November 7, we will have Gel Art and Air Brush Tattoos from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in Bartels Programming Space. Tuesday November 8, SCOPE will be showing The Smurfs at 9:00 p.m. in the Bartels Dining Hall. We hope to see everyone there. Come with a friend so they can enjoy SCOPE events too!
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by Michelle R. Morra Name: Tori Watson Position: SCOPE Film Committee Hometown: Jamaica, New York Year: Sophomore Major: Criminal Justice – International Justice and Security Other Involvement: Caribbean Student Association Interesting Fact: I love piercings. I have eleven in one ear!
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It’s a bird; it’s a plane. It’s an unidentified flying object? Unidentified flying objects, most commonly known in popular culture as UFOs, refer to alien spacecraft. Throughout history, sightings of these objects have been reported in various parts of the world striking national panic, stories of abduction, and questions about life on other planets and whether or not extraterrestrials have visited Earth. The subject has become a popular one especially in various films and books. Popularity especially increased after World War II. So when was the first “official” UFO sighting, and who claims to have seen it? The first UFO sighting occurred in 1947 by businessman Kenneth Arnold, who claimed to see a group of nine high-speed objects near Mount Rainier in Washington. Arnold was flying a small plane at the time. He estimated the speed of the objects at several thousand miles per hour. Describing these objects as crescent-shaped, Arnold said they “moved like saucers skipping on water.” However, the newspaper printing the story mistakenly stated that the objects were saucer-shaped. Hence, from that moment on, the term flying saucer became popular. In fact, following the first “sighting,” sightings of these objects increased. In 1948, the United States Air Force began an investigation of these reports called Project Sign. The conclusion of those involved in the study claimed that the UFOs seen were most likely sophisticated Soviet aircraft. However, many researchers still believed in the possibilities that these sightings were indeed spacecraft from other worlds. Project Sign was later replaced by Project Grudge. In 1952, Project Grudge was also replaced by Project Blue Book, the longest lasting of the research involving UFOs. Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio from 1952 to 1969, Project Blue Book compiled reports of more than 12,000 sightings or events, each of which was ultimately classified as either “identified”( with a known astronomical, atmospheric, or artificial (human-caused) phenomenon) or “unidentified.” The latter category, six percent of the total, included cases for which there were insufficient information to make an identification with a known phenomenon. Despite the findings of the projects, Americans developed an obsession with UFS. This led the Central Intelligence Agency to prompt the U.S. government to establish an expert panel of scientists to further investigate the phenomena. The panel was headed by H.P. Robertson, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, and included other physicists, an astronomer, and a rocket engineer. After days of speaking with workers on the other projects and observing the video and photographs at UFO sightings, the Panel released a set of conclusions. Their conclusions stated that 90 percent of the sightings could be easily attributed to astronomical and meteorological phenomena or to earthly objects as aircraft, balloons, birds, and searchlights. They added that there was no obvious security threat. However, parts of the panel’s report were kept classified until 1979, and this long period of secrecy helped fuel suspicions of a government cover-up. So if all of these sightings and abductions could be explained as something other than what people believed them to be, what are some possible explanations for them? Researchers say that UFO reports have varied widely in reliability and depend on the number of witnesses, the conditions, and the direction of the sighting. Additional thoughts on the matter ask believers to understand that the eye can play tricks on the viewer. Bright lights can often seem to move and visual estimates of speed and distance are unreliable. As for abductions, many psychologists have investigated this phenomenon, and they have suggested that this could be a result of sleep paralysis.
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A Halloween Friend
By MICHELLE R. MORRA STAFF WRITER
On Monday, October 24 there was a massive line coming out of the Programming Space! What could it have possibly been for? Well, all the students waiting in that line were coming out with a great friend ready for Halloween! Stuff-a-Bear had students waiting in line for what seemed like forever, but it was worth it because 200 students got to walk away with a new stuffed animal. Everyone stuffed their own animal and picked out a costume for their new stuffed friend so they were all ready for
Halloween! Each student got the chance to pick their own friend from a collection of animals such as a ducks, giraffes, elephants, hippos, rhinos, dolphins, moose, and what SCOPE called an “alidilesaurus.” They weren’t sure whether it was an alligator, crocodile, or dinosaur, so they combined them all. The choices were fantastic, and students didn’t know which animal they wanted more. After they picked their friend, they could pick their Halloween costume. The costumes varied from astronaut, fairy, bumble bee, and of course police officer. For those that didn’t want a costume, they could get a special
SCOPE Halloween t-shirt just the right size for a little friend! Of course, what would a friend be without some stuffing? That was the last step in the process. Students placed a heart into their friend and then stuffed them full of stuffing. Before leaving, students got a birth certificate and gave their new friend a name. Some were funny and some meaningful, but to each their own because each name was different! It was definitely worth the wait in the line for a new friend! These guys had great costumes for Halloween; what about you?
Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Conn.’s third congressional district held neighborhood office hours last Saturday at the Stop and Shop supermarket of Orange, Conn. From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., DeLauro met one-on-one with local citizens to discuss their concerns or questions. Questions ranged from the subject of education to current U.S. government activity and legislative acts. Also addressed was President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Plan, a
plan which contains portions of DeLauro’s own legislation. DeLauro said that she strongly supports the Jobs Plan and believes that it provides a better opportunity for veterans, minorities, and young people to find work. The Jobs Plan would remedy the layoffs of teachers, firefighters, police, and others by giving states greater flexibility with unemployment insurance (UI) funds to support job-seekers. The Plan also attempts to rebuild the American economy on the basis of fairness and equality to all American families, as well as invest
By VICTORIA DIBIASI
Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Make that a locally grown apple and that’s what the UNH Nutrition & Dietetics club believes! On Monday, October 24th Nutrition & Dietetics students participated in Food Day, a national movement to promote health and support sustainable farming practices. Students set up a station in Bartels where they handed out fliers explaining Food Day, provided tips about sustainable living on campus, and handed out apples donated by Middlefield’s Lyman Orchards. The documentary film “Ingredients,” which explores the benefits of eating locally-grown in small businesses and fresh foods, was played on education. two televisions in Bartels With the development all day. of new infrastructure and Coordinated by the fixing of America’s schools, more energyOther significant legefficient jobs would be islation sponsored by Decreated in the future, DeLauro during the one hunLauro said. The bill would dred eleventh Congress impact future job-seekers, includes the Keep Amerincluding college graduica Working Act, which ates, by increasing the would provide states with availability and demand of assistance in creating American jobs. short-term compensation However, with a portion programs as an alternative of the bill recently rejected to layoffs. An employer in the Senate, the fate of would have the option of the Jobs Plan remains unreducing the number of clear. “If you can’t vote hours worked by employon the jobs bill, then you ees instead of giving layshouldn’t hold a job,” Deoffs. Any employee whose Lauro said. hours have been cut by at
Rosa DeLauro Holds Neighborhood Office Hours
By LIANA TEIXEIRA
UNH Nutrition & Dietetics Students Celebrate Food Day the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day’s mission is to have people start eating real, unprocessed food again. Rather than consuming factory-farmed animal products or artificially created foods high in salt and sugar, we should consume fresher foods grown from local farms. Food Day participants hope to reduce the incidence of diet-related diseases such as obesity, cancer and heart disease by eating natural foods and supporting sustainable farming rather than large corporate agribusiness. Student organizer of the event, Kristen Lucisano, says this can be done by “eating less processed and packaged foods in favor of more fruits and vegetables from local farmers. People need to realize where their food is coming from.” So how can UNH support sustainable living on campus? Well, the answer
is simple. Students can drink from reusable coffee mugs, limit use of paper products, recycle plastic bottles, bring reusable shopping bags to the grocery store rather than using plastic bags, and even use a water filter to re-fill containers. And of course, students should always eat locally grown produce rather than junk food! Lucisano says “today’s students will be the driving force for the type of change that needs to happen. They can implement Food Day’s goals while on campus and when entering the work environment.” Many students visited the station in Bartels for information and volunteers were excited to share their knowledge. Pleased with the student response to Food Day, the Nutrition & Dietetics club looks forward to this event in the years to come!
least 10 percent may file for unemployment compensation. On a more local level, H.R. 5556 bill would support and establish Teachers Professional Development Institutes. This calls for award grants to encourage the operation of Teachers Institutes. The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute may also provide technical assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish
Teachers Institutions. DeLauro is a strong proponent in strengthening the economy and creating middle class jobs. She has sponsored legislation in support of tax cuts for working and middle class families, as well as investments in infrastructure and helping small businesses to succeed.
Student Affairs Spotlight: Office of Residential Life An interview with Becca Kitchell and Lerone Joseph
By Isaak Kifle
What can you say about the history of this office? Originally, the Office of Residential Life was established to manage Bethel Hall, which was the first residence hall at UNH. The university acquired Sheffield, Winchester, and Dunham Halls in the 1980’s, and later had Bixler and Botwinik built. In the last eight years since Becca Kitchell became Associate Director, New Hall and Soundview were built Office Location: Bixler Hall, Bottom Floor while Ruden, Forest Hills, the Main Street Apartments, Savin Court, and The Regency were acquired. Hours: Who comprises the staff? Beginning with the administrative staff, Nicole Mcgrath is the Associate Dean of Residential Life, and Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Becca Kitchell is the Associate Director of Residential Education. Meghan Ryzdik serves as the Assistant 203-932-7076 Director of Housing and Operations, and Denise Mackin is the office staff secretary. Recently, two area coordinators were brought on board: Whitney Marlatt to supervise the first-year residence hall areas and Janelle McAllister to supervise the upperclassmen residence hall areas. There are then eight Graduate Resident Directors (RD’s), each of whom is primarily responsible for a residence hall, its residents, staff, and events. Lastly, there are 56 undergraduate Resident Assistants (RA’s) and six Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) who live in the residence halls to provide support to a hall and its residents. What services does the office provide to students? The Office of Residential Life (ORL) wears many hats and provides an entire range of services around campus. Primarily, the office is responsible for the residential halls and living areas that the university owns and leases, both on and off-campus. This includes assigning people to the halls, hiring staff to manage the buildings, implementing programs and initiatives to improve the residential experience and handling emergencies as they arrive. However, ORL also manages the meal plan system with Sodexo, handles the student conduct system alongside the Dean of Student’s Office and provides a multitude of other services in coordination with many other offices on campus. Is there anything else you would like students to know? The office is hosting an open house on Monday, November 7 from 3: p.m.5:00 p.m. where students can visit and learn about the many services that ORL offers. People can also like UNH Residential Life on Facebook to receive important updates and information. Lastly, in addition to its stated roles, the Office of Residential Life is committed to the happiness and success of the students in the The Office of Residential Life Staff university, and to that goal welcomes students to come in with any question they may have, whether related to the residence halls or not: “When in doubt, come find us!”
November 2, 2011
BPA Exposure Leads to Possible Behavioral Problem in Girls
By LAURA PISANO STAFF WRITER
BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a chemical used to make hard plastic food and drink containers. Water bottles, food storage containers, baby bottles, receipts, and reusable cups all contain BPA. For years, the Department of Health and Human Services has been looking into possible health implications of BPA exposure. Problems such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, obesity, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity disorder, brain damage, altered immune systems, lower sperm counts, and early onset puberty have been linked with vast amounts of BPA. Because of these possible health implications, companies have tried to severely limit the amount of BPA used in their prod-
ucts. Take water bottles for instance. Remember when we were younger how hard and tough the plastic was? Now think about it, you can crush a water bottle with fairly minimal effort, because they are so much thinner. According to One Earth.com, this is because companies have tried to make their bottles more eco-friendly. In addition to being eco-friendly, there is less BPA, making it more consumer-friendly. Recently, they have discovered that higher levels of BPA can cause behavioral problems in girls. According to ABC news, women who are exposed to large amounts of BPA during pregnancy have an increased likelihood that their daughter will have behavioral problems. Family Practice News says that there are no implications in males because the BPA increases maternal testosterone. Since males
already have so much testosterone, they are not as affected.
Japan Tsunami Debris
By ELIZABETH FIELD STAFF WRITER
According to researchers, debris from Japan’s devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami could reach Hawaii by early 2011 and the western coast of the continental United States by 2014. Scientists at the International Research Center at the University of Hawaii Manoa have been attempting to track the path of this debris, which possibly threatens small ships and pacific coastlines. University of Hawaii oceanographers were in contact with a Russian vessel, the Pallada, which spotted wreckage in the Pacific. “The Pallada saw a TV set, a fridge, home appliances— not just regular garbage. It’s not what you would
The increased behavioral problems, such as depression, hyperactivity, anxiousness, emotional control, and social adjustment arise when a female is exposed to large amounts of BPA while in the womb. This research of BPA effects on female fetuses is still only in its early stages. More research has to be done, including tracking pregnant women’s exposure to BPA during pregnancy, and then the children themselves must be monitored for the first few years of their lives. Due to the amount of time a pregnancy takes and having to monitor the children for the first few years of their lives, it will be quite a while before researchers can make a definitive conclusion about the effects of BPA during pregnancy. By VERONICA MACIEL
normally see from pollution” said Jan Hafner, a researcher at the university. The tsunami that hit Japan after a 9.0 earthquake in March washed into the ocean an estimated five to 20 million ton of debris. More than 200,000 buildings were washed out to sea and there have been sightings of vehicles, capsized ships, entire houses, and severed body parts floating in the Pacific Ocean. The vast amount of debris poses a great threat to ships. Ensign Vernon Dennis of the U.S. Navy’s seventh fleet said, “It’s very challenging to move through these to consider these boats run on propellers and that these fishing nets or other debris can be dangerous to the vessels that are actually trying to do the work. So getting
through some of these obstacles doesn’t make much sense if you are going to actually cause more debris by having your own vessel become stuck in one of these waterways.” Weather plays a large part in the direction and current location of the debris, as powerful storms and currents can change the course of the debris. Only a small amount of the debris will wash ashore, most will sink into the depths of the ocean, posing little risk for the stability of on-land ecosystems. Pieces of debris found in these large currents have been collected and tested for the possibility of radiation. The levels of radiation in these items have either been very low or non-existent, and it is also noted that the ocean could dilute any traces of it.
whole population. Usage patterns would be beneficial because it will provide any correlation between the amount of usage of a cellphone and the likelihood of brain cancer. And children must be included because cellphone radioactivity may affect children over a long period of time differently than it would adults. The study must also have extensively longevity because cancer takes years to develop to the point of noticeability. The study conducted in Denmark is a decent study and gives a good explanation for the link between cellphones and cancer, but it is far from being the last study involving the two. Since over five billion people across the globe have cellphones, researchers want to be completely positive on the negative effects of cellphones. In the future, there will be many more cellphone and cancer related studies.
tion. A number of the Occupy New Haven demonstrators note that they view their role in movement as an opportunity for local change. Crouch agrees with that sentiment. In this sense, one of the main themes of the protest sounds like twenty-first century version of a distinctly New England tradition: the town hall meeting. She says that the media cannot possibly portray the culture of the occupiers as well as experiencing it firsthand. “Whatever preconceptions you may have,” she says, “you should come down and see what it really is.” Occupy New Haven has become a microcosm, a society within a society. For Crouch and her tent community, that in itself is a great success. “These protests brought people together,” she says.
No Link between Cancer and Cell Phones
Mark Nizer: 3D Light Show and More
The largest study involving the idea of a link between cancer and cell phones was completed recently in Denmark after 15 years of research. The participants in this study were 400,000 Danish adults. The study has proven that there is no link between cancer and cell phones, even though it had some outliers, which are otherwise known as “statistical oddities” as one report calls them. However, those oddities are few and none and don’t affect the majority of the study. Denmark’s study was conducted through the use of their national ID numbers, (similar to social security) cards that the Danish Government keeps track of and that cellphone companies keep linked to every account. These were used to cross check the health records of those
with the cellphones. The health records consisted of checking the British Medical Journal for tumors of the central nervous system. The study found that there was no correlation between the amount of years one has a cellphone and that person’s health related to cancer. However, this type of study doesn’t provide enough information to prove to skeptics that cell phones don’t cause cancer. Doubters of this study want someone to conduct the “perfect” study. To conduct this kind of study, a researcher would have to have a large sample, similar to Denmark’s study, have a way to mark usage patterns, include children, and must be conducted over a long period of time. These conditions need to be present for a multitude of reasons. A large sample means that the group will be more representative of the
of their time at the New Haven Green. Taylor is glad to be helping others in a tangible way, even as she struggles with her fellow protesters to spur action from the most powerful in society. Organizational Networking: Win Heimer is trying to coordinate Occupy New Haven with its correlate in Connecticut’s capital, Occupy Hartford. He is not a member of either, but he wants to support both with supplies and services. Heimer is a union representative with the Alliance for Retired Americans and part of the Greater Hartford Central Labor Council. Several unions across the country have joined in demonstrations. The worldwide phenomenon that began near Wall Street is combating economic injustices that Heimer says he’s been fighting against for a long time.
Heimer and his associates at a local union have arranged buses between New York, New Haven, and Hartford. He says he is hoping to find a biodiesel generator for the encampment on the green. Heimer is careful not to try to push the groups in a particular direction, however. Everyone prefaces their statements by saying they do not speak for the group, including him. “This movement has just started. We have to see where it goes,” he says, adding, “hopefully it will bring changes that benefit our children and grandchildren.” Martina Crouch, a New Haven resident, is also hoping that the movement brings changes. She says she joined because she found people who thought like she did there. Then she realized that the protests could become a launching pad for something greater – a community conversa-
By MICHELLE R. MORRA
On Thursday, October 27 in the German Club, there were all sorts of lights and noises coming from inside. The performer, Mark Nizer, was showing off some very unique skills and presenting a show never seen before on campus. Everyone that came was amazed that anyone could do something so cool. Nizer is mainly a juggler, but he always adds a little flair and unique style to his juggling, which makes the show even more special to watch. He did not just juggle three balls; he flipped under his legs and behind his back, spun around, and more, and was still able to catch the balls! He started his show off with a joke where he threw two balls in the air
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have an amicable relationship with the police. Additionally there is much more expansive space. Zuccotti Park is a mere 33,000 square feet, or .076 of an acre. The New Haven Green is 16 acres. The camp only covers an out-of-the-way corner of the green. The area, surrounded by old New England-style churches and apartments, is idyllic for an occupation. A Community Vision: Hundreds of people have shown up at some of Occupy New Haven’s rallies. Some come and go freely throughout the day. Only a relative amount of people stay overnight in several tents strewn across the grass. 99 percent of the time, the 99 percent are not protesting; they’re searching out supplies, having individual conversations, eating, and sleeping. On a Friday afternoon, a meeting of 25 or so convenes
and just moved the third ball around with his other hand. His show wasn’t just unique because he juggled some basic balls; he added some items that you normally wouldn’t associate with a juggler. He played the piano by first using three balls, then five, and throwing them at the ground and pressing notes on an instrument that he created himself. It was pretty cool, because he ended up fighting with his computer! It sounds weird, but it ended up being really great. Juggling wasn’t his only talent; he also created a unique program where he could play around with some lights and create 3D effects. That meant that students got to wear 3D glasses, and the effects were so cool. All the hard work that Nizer put into his really paid off. He
created and controlled the lights with his computer, and then when he added glow in the dark rings that he juggled, the effects were great, and students couldn’t keep their eyes off the show. Nizer did some other really cool tricks, but the one that really amazed the crowd was when he juggled with his mouth! He put five ping pong in his mouth and first started by just spitting two in the air at a time but then students could see three balls, then four, and finally five. It was really fantastic. By reading this article you may not think that the show was impressive, but Mark Nizer is very talented and put on fantastic show for the university. All the students that came were amazed and enjoyed the show. Stay tuned for more shows from SCOPE.
near the Information tent. They sit in a circle on the ground or in lawn chairs. One wonders if there should be more regular meetings. A debate ensues over whether to move some meetings to earlier times or keep them later to allow for people getting out of work to come. Someone asked if smaller meetings could take place throughout the day. A woman at the outskirts of the circle notices that a car in the street is being towed. She stands up and calls, “Mic check!” “Mic check!” the others around her call out in unison, using the group amplification tactic called the “human megaphone.” “Someone’s car is getting towed,” she says. The group repeats the sentence. Everyone looks out to the street, but no one moves to claim the car. The meeting continues. Afterward, Amanda Taylor returns to the Com-
fort tent to sort clothes and blankets. As a member of the Comfort Committee, it’s her job to manage the inventory. She takes her task seriously. The days are getting colder, and there are incoming donations to sort and distribute. Taylor grew up in North Stonington, and this is the first time she’s been to New Haven. She has felt the sting of economic inequality. Her family had little money when she was growing up. She didn’t go to college because she couldn’t afford it. In New Haven, though, she learned just how wide the economic gap can get. “I’d never seen a homeless person before,” she says. “It’s really sad. People aren’t homeless in North Stonington.” Some of the clothing donated to the Occupy New Haven group, she says, now go to the local homeless community, many of whom spend most
Occupy New Haven: An Operation in Progress
November 2, 2011 By MICHELLE R. MORRA STAFF WRITER
Over the weekend, while the campus was full of Criminal Justice students competing against each other for the top spot, Friday’s event in the Programming Space was bustling with people who wanted to take their mug shot, get a graffiti hoodie or sports ball, or a custom license plate. Even UNH’s Criminal Justice majors were waiting in line! There were nu-
SCOPE’s Graffiti Night merous activities to do in the Programming Space, but the most popular was designing a specialized hoodie with their name and a design. The hoodies coming out of there were colorful and every one was special to each person. Students could also pick a picture to go with their name making each one even more special! Not only were there graffitied hoodies, there were also graffitied sports balls. Students got there pick of a basketball, football, or soccer ball that
an artist drew their names or nicknames on with colorful markers. Each one was special and unique to each person and very colorful. If students really wanted to feel like a criminal, they could get their mug shot taken. After getting their mug shots taken, the photos were put on mugs! Mugs on Mugs were really cool and most students thought it was going to be a great present for their parents, plus it would be a really great joke! Last but not least,
ments as well as judicial interpretations by all three levels of the federal court system. Prior to unveiling “Cut, Balance, & Grow,” Perry vowed that he would replace the current tax code. Evidently, he found that he could not do so. His plan does not scrap the code. It merely adds another level of complexity, another wrinkle to an already wrinkled, decrepit, and aged body of law. And, it forces taxpayers to prepare their taxes twice in order to determine if the plan is financially beneficial to them. Under “Cut, Balance, & Grow,” the current tax code remains intact. However, Americans are given the choice of using the old system or (and here is the new wrinkle) the option of paying a flat 20 percent tax on their wages. In essence, the plan creates another tax system. Perry seems to be unaware that the individual tax code already
has another system: the Alternative Minimum Tax (“ATM”). ATM was implemented to ensure that higher income Americans pay their fair share of taxes by eliminating deductions, imposing add-backs, and adjusting taxable income. Whether ATM would continue to have that impact under Perry’s plan is uncertain. Supporters of ATM consider it as a tax equalizer. For families earning $500,000 or less, “Cut, Balance, & Grow” allows for a flat 20 percent tax option subject to certain exemptions and deductions. By definition, a flat tax applies the same tax rate to income at every level. The current tax code is progressive — taxing higher income Americans at higher rates and lower income Americans at lower rates. Most economists agree that a flat income tax hits lower income people harder because of the built in structural benefits of our
tels, and the faculty of the College of Business. The main event of the day, the Bartels Lecture, took place at 11:00 a.m. in Dodds Theater. The theater was packed with students, faculty, staff, and many others members of the community. Steier’s lecture, titled “Career Risk In the 21st Century,” began with an explanation of the labels and warnings surrounding smoking and drug use and how an unwanted career move can also take years off your life. Steier described how his decision to become a shipbroker resulted in him leaving a job that paid $80,000 for one
that paid $20,000. Yet, he found it was “the most interesting job I could find,” and it eventually led to the position he has today. Steier also wanted to let the audience know that there is “no such thing as a self-made man.” Steier spoke on the “advantage” he had due to growing up with little money, because it allowed him to learn self-reliance early on in his life. However, he insists that he isn’t a self-made man because that label only takes inheritance into account and ignores the friends, business partners, mentors, and education someone has had along the
Captain America: The First Avenger
there were custom license plates. These plates were ing. A true American: an made specific to each per- By MICHELLE R. MORRA STAFF WRITER American that can only be son in name, color, pattern, ––––––––––––––––––––– deemed Captain America. and font. The artist doing The movie was the plates was hard at work There were so many acgreat, and basing it in the making each one special for each student and he tion and superhero movies 1940’s, which is when succeeded with each one. released over the summer Captain America was origThey were all colorful and that students may have inally set in the comics, the patterns were blowing missed a few, but if they was the perfect move by missed Captain America the filmmakers. Everyone people away. Even if every stu- they could have caught it involved in the movie put a dent didn’t get what they last week because it was lot of effort into the movie. wanted, they still got SCOPE’s Film Commit- There were great special something that was made tee movie of the week. effects, actors, and stunts! just for them and they On Tuesday and Friday, A little, very knowledgethe Bartels Café was filled able, birdie (Ryan Chrisloved it. with students that wanted topher) even told me that to see The First Avenger, they really built the car from a Marvel comic se- that was in the movie, and current code. ries, come to life on the it really worked. It did Moreover, most income big screen. have one tiny flaw: it had for middle Americans is The movie lived a turning radius of about generated by wages. For up to expectations and was 40 feet, which is really the wealthy, investment packed with action, those not good for city driving, returns (interest, divi- one-liners that all super- but it was really cool in dends, stock sales) tend to heroes say, and, of course, the movie. It was all that make up a bigger share of romance. Chris Evans intense attention to detail their income. Investment plays Steve Rogers, who that made this one of the returns (unlike wages) are wants to fight in World Marvel superhero classics. not taxed under Perry’s War II but is deemed un After seeing this plan. That is a big tax break fit for service. In order movie, students are on for the wealthy in addi- to become fit to fight in edge for the actual avenger tion to the lower tax rate the war, he undergoes an movie, which this movie of 20 percent compared to experiment that enhances is the preface of. If this the current top tax rate of his body making him fast- movie was great, can you 35percent on taxable in- er, stronger, and just all imagine what the avenger come over $379,150. around a better soldier. At movie is going to be like? For wealthy Americans, first he is used as a public- It should be legendary! Of Perry’s “Cut, Balance, & ity stunt for the army, but course there are more movGrow” plan with its 20 when the Germans start ies coming from SCOPE’s percent flat tax option is winning the war Rogers Film Committee, so stayed financially advantageous realizes that his comrades tuned! — provided that they need him and starts fighthoard postcards. Most Americans will continue, however, to clunker under the present code with the familiar Form 1040 and its numerous schedules, deductions, adjustments, and credits.
Income Tax Returns on a Postcard?
By LYNN JENKINS, ESQ. STAFF WRITER
After much flourishing, presidential hopeful Rick Perry finally unveiled his vision for tax reform. Called “Cut, Balance, & Grow,” Perry emphasized that the plan is long range. He stated, “My plan should not be viewed in a vacuum but in comparison to a continuation of the status quo.” He touted it as being so simple that Americans can file their income tax returns on a postcard. Perry previously called for the scrapping of the Internal Revenue Code. Most analysts across the political spectrum agree. The current complete code is 4,000 pages, contains three million words, and weighs almost five pounds. It is complex, convoluted, and — at times — incomprehensible. It is supplemented by hundreds of regulations, administrative rulings, and pronouncecon’t from page 1
in the company, eventually beginning a lubricant trading division now known as Schumann/Steier Inc. He now serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and sole shareholder of the company, now based in Coral Gables, FL. On October 27, 2011, Arthur Steier came to the UNH campus and first met with President Kaplan, the college deans, and various other administrative officers in the morning. He also spoke to students in financial accounting and business/industrial psychology classes, student leaders over lunch in Bar-
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The Fall 2011 Bartels Fellow: Arthur Steier way. Going back to career risk, Steier spoke on how debt is a tool essential to a company that, used correctly, can benefit a business. The same applies to individuals; the ability to manage our debt gives us the right to say “no,” which enables us to control our career. The lack of this ability results in the “delegation” of our career instead. While we can’t control the economy, we can control our approach to it, and the need to take calculated risks is as vital as it always has been. It’s important to “find your uniqueness” and define
what success means to you. Success is a by-product of doing what you love and while the road to your goals may change and vary along the way, you must never lose sight of the goals themselves. Following the lecture, President Kaplan gave Steier a Tiffany Clock as a gift for coming to the university. Kaplan also acknowledged the Bartels Family, who could not attend the lecture this year, as well as Isabella Dodds, whose contributions led to the building of Dodds Hall. The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) Presi-
dent, Scott Kazar, as well as Vice President Jake Pollack awarded Steier with a certificate on behalf of the UNH student body. Lastly, graphic design student Ashley Niro, who designed the promotion poster for the Bartels Lecture, was acknowledged and awarded for her contribution. According to Steier, the most important lesson to remember is to “always take personal responsibility for your future,” because no one can take that away from you unless you give it to them.
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more there was no nothing that was not inspired. The BSU creator behind this event Cora said “I am thankful to all the students and clubs that are here today to make this fair what it was. I am proud of this event, and even though the weather took a turn I still feel we had a great turnout. Hopefully we can contin-
ue this amazing event for years to come. Thank you all, again, for everything.” This event was a great end to a very proactive month of Breast Cancer Awareness around and throughout the UNH campus. It showed though as diverse as our campus is, we will always come together.
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continued to impress with their squad of 15. The evening ended with five lucky students being called to the court. They all received a free basketball t-shirt. They then had the chance to trade in that t-shirt for a chance to shoot a basketball from one point for a $25 prize. If they won, they could keep that prize or trade it
in to shoot a second time. This would end with an opportunity to shoot from half court to win the grand prize. This year’s basketball teams look promising. Be sure to come out to all of the games this semester to support both the teams playing and the spirit groups.
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November 2, 2011
The Statue of Liberty’s High-Tech Makeover
a company called EarthCam, the public will no ––––––––––––––––––––– longer be kept in the dark, so to speak. It has been 125 years The torch itself was since the Statue of Lib- recently decked out with erty was dedicated. For new, state-of-the-art webalmost the last hundred of cams that broadcast conthem though, the famous tinuously on the Internet, torch in her hand has been in real time. The views are closed to the public. Now, outstanding. The cameras thanks to a donation from are high-tech enough that
a viewer can read the inscription on the tablet in the statues hand, as well as have a panoramic view of the New York Harbor. Anyone can now watch the progress of the project to rebuild the parts of lower Manhattan that were destroyed on 9/11, as they’re built in real time. There are five different
old Atlantic City resident, was arrested as well as an unidentified second woman as an accomplice to their escape. One of the women is believed to be Taylor’s girlfriend, who drove Taylor to Stuart, a town about 35 miles south of the jail, where Taylor was actually captured. According to Indian River Sheriff Deryl Loar, Reed and Taylor were cellmates for five days when they escaped. They made use of the jail’s airconditioning system and used clothing or blankets to help scale the multiple razor-wire-topped fences. Both of their jumpsuits were found in the service
area during the search of the jail. Sheriff’s records indicate that Taylor was convicted of a murder in 2009 during a home burglary. Reed was awaiting trial in connection to the murder of his sister’s boyfriend, as well as theft of the victim’s vehicle. Reed also escaped from a North Carolina prison more than 20 years ago. Reed is considered to be “very dangerous,” although authorities do not know if he is currently armed. He has multiple tattoos on his arms and body. Up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.
deaths, and states of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York. “Look at this, look at all the damage,” said Jennifer Burckson, 49, after she came outside Sunday morning in South Windsor to find a massive tree branch had smashed her car’s back windshield. Trees in the neighborhood were snapped in half, with others weighed down so much that the leaves brushed the snow. Compounding the storm’s impact were stillleafy trees, which gave the snow something to hang onto and that put tremendous weight on branches, said National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro. That led to limbs breaking off and contributed to the widespread outages. “This is not going to be a quick fix,” said Peter Judge, a Massachusetts emergency management official. The 750,000 who lost power in Connecticut broke a record for the state that was set when the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit the state in August, said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. This outage will be worse than the one caused by Irene, said Peter Bloom, 70, of South Windsor, because he relies on electricity to heat his home. “I’m going to put another blanket on. What else can I do?” he said as he gassed up a snow blower to clear his driveway. “At least I’ll save a few bucks on my electric bill.” The severity of the storm caught many by sur-
prise, and it disrupted Halloween plans, too. Sharon Martovich of Southbury, Conn., who was grocery shopping Sunday morning in nearby Newtown at one of the few businesses open for miles, said she’s hoping the power will come back on in time for her husband’s Halloween tradition of playing “Young Frankenstein” on a giant screen in front of their house. “We would be really sad and it would disappoint a lot of people if we can’t play ‘Young Frankenstein,’” she said. But no matter what, they will make sure the eight or so children who live in the neighborhood don’t miss out on trick-or-treating. “Either way we will get the giant flashlights and we will go,” she said. She was already making the best of the outage. After her power went out at about 4 p.m. Saturday, she invited neighbors over for an impromptu Halloween party with wine and quesadillas in front of her propane fireplace. Around Newtown, snow-laden branches were snapping off trees every few minutes. Roads that were plowed became impassible because the trees were falling so fast. Along the coast and in such cities as Boston, relatively warm water temperatures helped keep snowfall totals much lower. Washington received a trace of snow, tying a 1925 record for the date. New York City’s Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 1.3 inches of snow.
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Police Continue the Search for Escaped Inmate
By KATHERINE LAVOIE STAFF WRITER
After capturing one, Florida police are still on the look out for the inmate who broke out of a maximum-security prison on Oct. 24. Police are still seeking Rondell Reed, 52, after he and Leviticus Taylor, 25, escaped from Indian River County Jail. Taylor was captured a mere 15 hours after they were both discovered missing during a routine head count that morning. Reed’s whereabouts still remain unknown. Angela Pike, a 35-year-
cameras that are situated around the torch. For the next year or so, they will offer the only views from high up in the statue that the public will have access to. The park will still be open as serious internal renovations are done to the statue. On Friday, October 28, there was a ceremony for
the statue’s 125 birthday. A ferry service shuttled citizens back and forth between Manhattan and Liberty Island to watch actress Sigourney Weaver (You Again, Holes) read Emma Lazarus’ poem. The public as well as 125 citizenship candidates from 40 different countries listened as Weaver read the famous
words asking to bring to America “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Other events took place all over New York City last week, many of which honored Lazarus.
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Snow Smacks Northeast; Power Could Be Out for Days
By MICHAEL MELIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to Maryland were without power as an unseasonably early nor’easter dumped heavy, wet snow over the weekend on a region more used to gaping at leaves in October than shoveling snow. The snow was due to stop falling in New England late Sunday, but Halloween will likely come and go before many of the more than 3 million without electricity see it restored, officials warned. Several referred to the combination of the storm’s early arrival and its ferocity as historic, yet another unwelcome superlative for weather-weary Northeasterners. “You had this storm, you had Hurricane Irene, you had the flooding last spring and you had the nasty storms last winter,” Tom Jacobsen said Sunday while getting coffee at a convenience store in Hamilton Township, N.J. “I’m starting to think we really ticked off Mother Nature somehow because we’ve been getting spanked by her for about a year now.” The storm smashed record snowfall totals for October and worsened as it moved north. Communities in western Massachusetts were among the hardest hit. Snowfall totals topped 27 inches in Plainfield, and nearby Windsor had gotten 26 inches by early Sunday. It was blamed for at least three
But in New Hampshire’s capital of Concord, more than 22 inches fell, weeks ahead of the usual first measurable snowfall. Trees downtown still bright with fall colors were covered with snow. Some didn’t survive — a large oak tree that had stood alongside the Statehouse fell, partially blocking a side street. By 8 a.m., Dave Whitcher had already been clearing dozens of parking lots around town for eight hours as part of his work as a property manager. Holding up his shovel, he said, “Me and this guy are going to get to know each other real well today.” Some other inland towns got more than a foot of snow. West Milford, N.J., about 45 miles northwest of New York City, saw 19 inches by early Sunday. New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, PSE&G, warned customers to prepare for “potentially lengthy outages” and advised power might not be fully restored until Wednesday. More than 600,000 lost electricity in the state, including Gov. Chris Christie. Utility crews were out in force Sunday, but downed trees and messy roads — snowfall totals reached 19 — were hampering their efforts. They also delayed rescues of motorists stranded along highways in upstate New York, where 50 to 75 vehicles were towed overnight. A commuter train was also evacuated, and passengers were taken to a shelter, state troopers said.
Residents were urged to avoid travel altogether. Speed limits were reduced on bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and a bridge in Delaware was closed. Roads closed because of accidents and downed trees and power lines, said Sean Brown, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Two of the airports serving New York City, Newark Liberty and Kennedy, had hours-long delays Saturday, as did Philadelphia’s airport. Commuter trains in Connecticut and New York were delayed or suspended because of downed trees and signal problems. Amtrak suspended service on several Northeast routes, and one train from Chicago to Boston got stuck overnight in Palmer, Mass. The 48 passengers had food and heat, a spokeswoman said, and were taken by bus Sunday to their destinations. In southeastern Pennsylvania, an 84-year-old man was killed when a snow-laden tree fell on his home while he was napping in his recliner. In Connecticut, the governor said one person died in a Colchester traffic accident that he blamed on slippery conditions. And a 20-year-old man in Springfield, Mass., stopped when he saw police and firefighters examining downed wires and stepped in the wrong place and was electrocuted, Capt. William Collins said. Parts of New York saw a mix of snow, rain and slush that made for sheer misery at the Occupy Wall
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Street encampment in New York City, where drenched protesters hunkered down in tents and under tarps as the plaza filled with rainwater and melted snow. Technically, tents are banned in the park, but protesters say authorities have been looking the other way, even despite a crackdown on generators that were keeping them warm. Nick Lemmin, 25, of Brooklyn, was spending his first night at the encampment. He was one of a handful of protesters still at the park early Sunday. “I had to come out and support,” he said. “The underlying importance of this is such that you have to weather the cold.” Adash Daniel, 24, is a protester who had been at the park for three weeks. He had a sleeping bag and cot that he was going to set up, but changed his mind. “I’m not much good to this movement if I’m shivering,” he said as he left the park. October snowfall is rare in New York, and Saturday marked just the fourth October day with measurable snowfall in Central Park since record-keeping began 135 years ago, the National Weather Service said. But the unofficial arrival of winter was a boon for some. Two Vermont ski resorts, Killington and Mount Snow, started the ski season early by opening one trail each over the weekend, and Maine’s Sunday River ski resort also opened for the weekend.
November 2, 2011
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No More Emails ≠ Spam People Other Ways; Graduation Situation
By MATT DI GIOVANNI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Earlier this week, all students received an email saying, “Where did all the emails go?” You may have noticed that during the week of October 16, emails publicizing club events were eliminated. As a club that never sends out those mass emails, The Charger Bulletin was not very affected by this, but almost every club that puts on events sends out an email about their event in one way or another. I understand completely that this removes an important way of communicating with all students. It’s frustrating when things change, but I notice I am spending much less time now deleting emails that really never applied to me in the first place as far as I’m concerned, and that’s nice. When anyone feels that they are being “spammed” by any form of email, it devalues that sender at a minimum, and that email account at a maximum. Here’s the heart of the is-
By JOANN WOLWOWICZ ASSISTANT EDITOR
As many of you already are aware of, this year’s Spring Commencement ceremony and all of the commencement ceremonies to come will be different from the past. Instead of holding both the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies at DellaCamera Field as usual, different options are being discussed to determine a better course of action to make the ceremony more enjoyable, safer, and more organized than before. However, as usual, students are in an uproar over this possible change. What else is new? With proposed changed comes excessive complaining, talks of petitions, and anger at the administration. Everyone received an email from President Kaplan listing choices that all students, not only seBy BRANDON T. BISCEGLIA STAFF WRITER
When you’re conducting research for an essay, a debate, or a report, you will often come across multiple sources of information about the same event or topic. How can you tell which of these to use? One of the most triedand-true methods for “ranking” information is to distinguish between primary and secondary sources. A guide to research published by the Univer-
sue; many people stopped reading any emails that came to their UNH student accounts because of the nature of the emails they were receiving (read: massive numbers of emails from clubs and organizations). Cut out those emails, and slowly but surely, some students might go back to reading their emails a little more diligently. Problem solved right? Nope, because now my Facebook account is blowing up with messages event invites! C’mon people! Just because one point of contact was eliminated, doesn’t mean efforts on social networking need to be amped up ten fold. In fact, maybe if social media had been utilized better in the first place, this situation may not have arisen. Social media exists to be social and for a club or organization, I take that to mean having
niors, can vote on. He and the administration are interested in what you have to say and how you feel about moving the ceremony off campus. Everyone needs to vote. Seniors especially need to vote because this affects them directly. Juniors, sophomores, and freshman, you may not feel as if this affects you now, but it will in the future. You will one day graduate. Don’t let the Class of 2012 make the decision of where for you alone. You wanted a say, and now you’ve got one. I’m not going to try to convince anyone of which decision is the right one. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And just as always, all three options have both positives and negatives if they are chosen. I’m going to try my best to list them for you so that when you do make your decision,
conversations with other le some big news that users on the network, and just popped up recently: providing valuable content changes to the commencement ceremony! I’m going to be graduating this May assuming I make it through all my classes (which I have no doubt in my mind I’ll do), so this issue is very relevant to me; however, I think anyone who immediately jumped into a hissy fit on Facebook, while understandable, needs to now look at the situation rationally. The option presented initially by the administration was to use the Oakdale Theater, a 4600 seat indoor venue that would allow the graduate and to those users. Sending undergraduate ceremonies out ridiculous numbers of to occur all together and messages and event in- would allow everyone to vites does not equal valu- have 6 guests and one tickable content in my book. et for viewing on a display Events and messages can in the lobby. Then there be part of the equation, but are two on campus opnot the entirety. Frankly, tions: the Rec Center and if your page or group is DellaCamera Stadium. valuable enough to some- Both of these locations one because of the content would require the graduyou share on its wall, users ate commencement to be would probably head to the day prior, May 12, and the page just to check out would also require the unall the information! dergraduate colleges to be Now that I’ve got that split in half. In the mornoff my chest, I’ll tack- ing, the College of Arts &
Sciences and the College of Business would hold a ceremony and the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences and the Tagliatela College of Engineering would be held in the afternoon. Additionally, since the Rec Center has limited space, guests would be a limited to five at the ceremony and one in Dodds watching a live feed, and DellaCamera Stadium, since it’s outside, will be a rain or shine event, but would be a cancelled or rescheduled if there is a threat of lightning. I completely understand why most people are upset by these changes, but I urge everyone who hasn’t voted yet to consider what is truly best for everyone as students. Sure, graduating on campus is a nice full circle effect; we were welcomed onto the campus as freshmen and sent off into the real world after graduating on campus. However, I was welcomed onto campus with a lot of other students, and these are people I have come to like over the years. I have friends in ALL the col-
leges and even a few grad student friends or acquaintances. If we use the on campus locations, I won’t get to see all these people graduate with me, and that would be a real shame. For those of you who are suggesting boycotting by not walking at graduation if it’s not held on campus, consider what’s better: not walking at all out of principle when you could have seen all your friends receive their diplomas or not seeing all your friends receive their diplomas because it HAD to be on campus. The University of New Haven means a lot to me, but a lot of that is connected with the people I’ve met here. The people make UNH a great place, take them out of the equation, even some of them, and it just wouldn’t be the same to me. I hope everyone thinks his or her decision through fully before voting, and I hope that EVERYONE votes! This survey isn’t just for graduating seniors; it’s for all students, so everyone make your voice heard!
it is an informed one. Do not vote off of emotion. Truly consider the choice you are making. If you are choosing based on the fact
that you just want the ceremony to be on campus, think about some of the other facts established below. When first considering the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut, students might be discouraged from choosing this location because it is the
only option not at UNH. Some of the positives of choosing this location include the fact that it is indoors, a beautiful location, climate-controlled, stadium seating, concessions in the lobby, adequate parking, and an emergency generator just to name a few. However, the biggest plus would be that all of the colleges at the University of New Haven would be able to graduate in ONE ceremony. If it is important to you to be able to graduate with ALL of your friends, this is the option for you. However, there are some negatives to consider. It is the one location that is 30 minutes northeast of campus. The second and third option includes two locations on campus. The first location is the David Beckerman Recreation Center. The positive aspects of
this location include that it is on campus, will have a live video feed in Dodds and the Alumni Lounge, climate controlled, has an emergency generator, and there will be no need to abbreviate or cancel the ceremony due to inclement weather. One negative aspect is that students would be limited to five tickets for the ceremony due to space issues, and there would need to be two undergraduate ceremonies, splitting the College of Arts & Sciences and College of Business from the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences and Tagliatela College of Engineering. You may not be graduating with all your friends. The third and final option is in the original location of Ralph DellaCamera Stadium. Some positives would be that students would be able to graduate on the blue turf they have come to love, it will have
a live video feed in Dodds and the Alumni Lounge, and all students would be entitled to six tickets. However, there are also downsides to consider. There would also be two undergraduate ceremonies at this location, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and this event is a rain or shine event. There is even a possibility of the ceremony being rescheduled or cancelled due to the threat of lightning. If those are risks you are willing to take, and just so everyone knows it rained at last year’s graduation, then maybe this is the option for you. All this is just something to think about. So consider all of the choices that there are and the positives and negatives that go along with them. Remember that the survey needs to be completed by November 4, 2011. So vote soon!
nalism. The reason is simple: if you get your facts second-hand, you have no way to be sure that they’re accurate. Secondary sources do have uses though. Encyclopedias like Wikipedia are considered secondary sources; they pull information together from primary sources to give an overview of a topic. In this way, secondary sources can help someone to learn the basics of a new subject. These kinds of sources are also great places to get commentary and analysis, because they often draw from multiple
viewpoints or discoveries and make connections between ideas. The quality of a secondary source can be tough to judge, which is why citations are so vital. If there are references, then the reader can go back and look at the primary sources that were used to find out whether or not the secondary source is accurate. A simple example is Wikipedia’s entry for “primary source.” The first sentence of the entry says, “Primary source is a term used in a number of disciplines to describe source material that is closest
to the person, information, period, or idea being studied.” After that, there appear two citations: one links to the University of Maryland’s definition. You can go to the original definition and see that although Wikipedia’s wording is slightly different, the idea is accurate. You can be confident in this case that Wikipedia didn’t just make it up or leave out important information. As the entry goes on, it offers more citations – 31 in all, plus links to other outside sources, similar entries, and so on. This robust suite of references is
what makes Wikipedia a valuable tool, because you can find hundreds of primary sources collected in one place. Your professors have probably warned you against citing Wikipedia. They’re right to do so, but not because Wikipedia is deceitful or inaccurate (it does occasionally make mistakes, but so does everyone). The reason you shouldn’t cite it is that it is academically lazy not to read the primary sources for yourself.
Weighing All of the Options
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sity of Maryland says that primary sources “are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation. Primary sources are original materials on which other research is based.” Examples of primary sources include things like eyewitness accounts, photographs, newspaper articles from the time and place you’re researching, and physical objects (bones, pottery, coins, and so forth). Primary sources are considered the gold standard in all academic research, as well as in jour-
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Monday was Halloween and SCOPE’s Haunted House. I love The internet was down for the longest time this weekend. everything about Halloween: the candy, the costumes, the I’m sure everyone was working as hard as they could to fix the haunted houses, and the good memories of trick-or-treating. problem, but it just goes to show how much we rely on the internet to do things: papers, projects, and even working on The Midnight madness is a great event for all students to go to. Charger Bulletin. It certainly made life a little bit harder. It starts off the basketball season and cheers on both the men and women’s teams as they prepare for their games. It shows The club promoters strike again! Once again, I found stuck to that UNH supports its sports teams. I’m looking forward to the my car a promotional flyer for a club downtown. Once again, I basketball games this year. had to sit there and try to scratch it off. Once again, I’m pretty mad that this happened.
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I’ve absolutely had it with people sticking flyers on my car. Enough is enough. This time the flyer was wedged in between the door and the window. It made it difficult for the window to go down. I had to remove every last bit of paper from the window with windshield washer fluid and then had to use my snow remover to remove the rest that was stuck. STOP TOUCHING MY CAR!
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Monday: It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Nebraska. Tuesday: The war between England and Zanzibar in 1896 is the shortest war in history, lasting only 38 minutes. Wednesday: The oldest living tree in the world has been around since the Ice Age. Thursday: A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers on a hot air balloon.
Friday: The “forbidden fruit” mentioned in the Bible has never actually been identified as an apple.
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Word of the Week: Woolgathering ( WOOL-gath-(uh)-ring), adjective; 1. Indulgence in idle daydreaming. Did they seriously just say that? “What’s Wal-Mart? Do they sell, like wall stuff?” - Paris Hilton Weekly Thought: “A word to the wise ain’t necessary. It’s the stupid ones who need the advice.” - Bill Cosby Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition): “Mom! I love you Mom! You’re the best.” - An intoxicated man to a woman that wasn’t his mom. Overheard in the tailgating area at Homecoming.
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#13 Chargers Shut Down Merrimack, Earn Big Win, 44-3
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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The nationally ranked No. 13 University of New Haven football team defeated Merrimack College 44-35 Saturday afternoon in a rain-soaked Massachusetts. With the win, the Chargers won their sixth straight game and improved to 8-1 on the season, 6-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Warriors fell to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the NE-10. Running back Mike DeCaro (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay ) led the team with five total touchdowns on 84 yards rushing and 64 yards receiving. On the opening play from the line of scrimmage, UNH successfully completed a flee-flicker as DeCaro took a handoff and pitched it back to Ryan Oseicki who connected with Jason Thompson (Stuart, Fla./South Fork ) on a 61-yard touchdown pass and catch. The score was unfortunately called back after a holding penalty. The Chargers did not let that hold them back on the opening drive of the first half, however. The Chargers took the ball 61 yards on 10 more plays over the first 4:24 and DeCaro capped the drive with a 13-yard touchdown rush to give the Chargers an early lead. Chris Scifo (Coral Springs, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas / Central Connecticut State Uni-
versity) connected on the extra point to give UNH a 7-0 lead. Merrimack did not waste any time and immediately answered, going 69-yards on 10 plays and capping the drive with a James Suozzo touchdown rush from three yards out. An extra point evened the score at 7-7 with 6:53 left in the first quarter. New Haven went threeand-out on its ensuing drive, while the Warriors mounted another scoring drive. Marrimack went another 59 yards on six plays and finished the drive with another Suozzo touchdown run from 14 yards to take a 14-7 lead with 2:25 left in the first quarter. The Chargers ensuing drive started toward the end of the first quarter, but stretched into the opening minutes of the second quarter. The scoring drive was highlighted by a seven-yard first down rush midway through the drive, by Anthony Tillman (Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway). Scifo later brought the Chargers within four with a 41-yard field goal on fourth-and-11 with 14:06 left in the first half. Leading 14-10, Merrimack went on another scoring drive, its third of the game. After a 64-yard kickoff return from Quinn McDonnough, the Warriors went 33 yards on seven plays and finished with a three-yard touchdown rush by Joe Clancy with 11:30 left in the half. The Chargers again
went three-and out and Merrimack took over at its own 14-yard line. Merrimack completed one pass before UNH’s Cody Wallace (New Milford, Conn./ New Milford ) picked off a Suozzo pass at the Merrimack 30-yard line, giving the Charger offense outstanding field possession with 9:35 left in the second quarter.
The Chargers’ offense took advantage of the short field and went 32-yards on six plays before Osiecki found DeCaro across the middle of the field. The running back made a few defenders miss and scored with 6:44 left. Scifo’s extra point was good once against and the Chargers came within four, 21-17. On the Warriors’ next drive, they scored a touchdown once again. On the eighth play of a 70-yard drive, Suozzo found Isaiah Voegeli on a 40-yard touchdown bomb. The complete extra point gave the Warriors a 28-17 lead. The Chargers again went three-and-out before Scifo’s punt gave Merrimack the ball back at its own 47-yard line with 3:21 left. Merrimack mounted a long drive, which included 11-plays and brought the ball to the Chargers’ 32-yard line. On fourth-and-24, the Warriors attempted a 44-yard field goal. Rodney Lanham (Bridgeport, Conn./ The Bridge Academy) came up with the big play and blocked the field goal.
Desmond Anderson (Jacksonville, Fla./Edward H. White / Becker College) picked up the ball and took it back to the Merrimack 36-yard line. Two plays later, Osiecki found Jason Thompson on another crossing route to give the Chargers a four-point, 2824, deficit with just eight second remaining in the first half. After a kickoff and Merrimack knee, the Chargers headed to the locker room with a fourpoint deficit. Merrimack answered to start the second half and took the opening kickoff 81-yards for a touchdown., improving its lead to 3524. The Chargers then shutdown the Merrimack offense and did not allow another point for the entire second half. The teams exchanged a pair of punts, while New Haven took over at its own 40-yard line with 6:49 left in the third quarter. UNH then went 60-yards on seven plays to once against pull within four points. DeCaro scored another touchdown off a four-yard touchdown rush with 2:21 left in the third. Scifo’s extra point brought the score to 34-31. The Warriors were forced three-and-out, while the Chargers would capitalize again on their next possession. UNH controled possession to conclude the third quarter and for the first 2:30 of the fourth quarter. The Chargers then took a lead on the drive’s fifth play when
DeCaro scored another touchdown off a nine-yard rush with 12:33 left on the clock. Scifo’s extra point gave the Chargers a 38-35 lead. Merrimack’s ensuing possession was halted by great quarterback pressure from Scott Schultz (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills / University of Connecticut) on third down and Scott Lowery (Elmwood Park, N.J./Paramus Catholic ) on Merrimack’s fourth down attempt. UNH then look over possession at its own 39-yard line with 10:17 left in the fourth. Their drive would eventually stall at the Warriors 36-yard line when the Warriors forced a punt.
Beuddman. About halfway through the first period UNH got a two minute penalty, putting Daniel Webster on a power play. A few penalties later Daniel Webster was on a 4v3 power play. New Haven defended the goal extremely well and the power play expired, but with three and a half minutes left in the first period DW scored a goal and the score was tied at 1-1. Seconds after that goal, UNH
went on a power play and scored quickly, regaining the lead. The goal was scored by #88 Ben Borelli assisted by freshman forward Anthony Luria (#71). The first period ended with UNH leading 2-1. Three minutes into the second period, Cody Vose scored his second goal to give New Haven a 3-1 lead. The game went back and forth with neither team scoring until Daniel Webster College came up
with a goal with only three minutes left in the period, cutting UNH’s lead to 3-2. In the beginning of the third period New Haven went on an early power play and Nicholas Rodrigues (#13) capitalized with a goal assisted by #18 Ian Alexander. About halfway through the third period DW went on power plays which led to a 5v3 in DW’s favor. Daniel Webster College put in a power play goal and cut the lead
back down to one again. With three minutes left in the game, and UNH’s lead of 4-3, Daniel Webster went on another power play. The game was close and very intense, but UNH goalie James P. Withington did a tremendous job in goal eliminating their power play. With 25 seconds left, Daniel Webster desperately pulled their goalie, but UNH played some great defense and held on to the 4-3 victory.
The University of New Haven’s defense led by Withington (#1) did an amazing job in allowing DW to score on only one of their seven power plays. On the other side of the puck, the forwards did an amazing job and scored on two out of their three power plays. It was a great hockey game and all UNH students should go and support the team at their home games!
east-10 Conference. The Hawks finished the season with a 6-10-2 record overall and a 3-9-1 NE-10 mark. The Hawks opened the first half with a pair of shots, while Dave Ljungquist (Oxford, Conn./Seymour) recorded the Chargers first shot in the seventh minute. The teams exchanged opportunities as the ball played its
way through the midfield for most of the remainder of the first half. The Chargers broke the 0-0 tie in the 42nd miunute when Gui Dos Santos (Bethel, Conn./Bethel) scored off a header. The sophomore received a pass from Austin Coleman (North Haven, Conn./Hamden Hall Country Day ) near midfield. Just one minute later, Jonathan Creem (Nau-
gatuck, Conn./Naugatuck ) recorded a save to keep the Chargers ahead 1-0 at the break. The opening minutes of the second half was very active as both teams scored in the first 10 minutes. After a Saint Anselm foul inside the 18-yard box, Joseph D'Antonio (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside ) scored his fourth goal of the season off a
penalty kick to give the Chargers a 2-0 lead in the 47th minute. Saint Anselm answered just minutes later, in the 53rd minute, with the game's second penalty kick goal. Keesan Howe scored the goal and brought the Hawks back within one score. Again, each team registered opportunities in the following minutes, but the Chargers held on to its lead and
finished the season with a win. Ljungquist led the Chargers with three shots, while four others each recorded one shot. Creem was solid in the Chargers' net with 10 saves on the afternoon. As a team, UNH was out-shot 26-7.
Merrimack again had just four plays before the Chargers forced another punt with 6:21 left in regulation. The Chargers took over at their 36-yard line and mounted an insurance scoring drive. New Haven’s well-managed drive took up 3:36 over the course of seven plays and 64-yards. DeCaro again capped the drive with a three yard touchdown run. Scifo’s kick was unfortunately blocked, but the Chargers held on to a ninepoint lead, 44-35. In the closing minutes, the Warriors could not manage points in their final two drives, while the Chargers came one play from running out the clock on their closing drive. DeCaro highlighted the game with five total touch-
downs. He ran for 84 yards and four touchdowns, caught six passes for 64 yards and one touchdown, and added 124 kickoff return yards on four returns. He totaled 272 all-purpose yards in the win. Osiecki went 19-for-32 with 239 yards and two touchdowns. Thompson had three catches for 70 yards, while Josh Smart (New Haven, Conn./Hamden ) added four receptions for 39 yards. Defensively, Bernard Risco (Philadelphia, Pa./ James Hillhouse) led the Chargers with 10 tackles, while Tom Herd (Sparta, N.J./Sparta ) and Rob Hill (Suffield, Conn./Suffield / Dean Junior College) both had amazing games from their defensive end positions. Herd tallied six tackles, including two sacks, one sack and two quarterback hurries. Hill made five stops with one tackle-for-loss and one quarterback hurry. Raheem Stanley (Hartford, Conn./Weaver ) added two sacks and one quarterback hurry as well. New Haven returns to action on Saturday, November 5 when it hosts Pace University on Senior Day and Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m. For complete coverage throughout the week, log on to www.NewHavenChargers.com.
Ice Hockey Team Wins a Close Game Against Daniel Webster College
By TYLER D’AMORE STAFF WRITER
On Friday, October 21, the UNH Ice Hockey Team headed to Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven to take on Daniel Webster College. Cody Vose (#21) started the game off right with a goal six minutes into the game giving UNH a 1-0 lead. It was a beautiful assist from #10, Greg
Men's Soccer Wins Season Finale at Saint Anselm
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MANCHESTER, N.H. - The University of New Haven men's soccer team defeated Saint Anselm College 2-1 Friday night in its final game of the 2011 season. The Chargers finished the season with a 5-9-3 overall record and a 4-8-1 record in the North-
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WEST HAVEN, Conn. - The University of New Haven women’s volleyball team won two matches on Saturday, claiming the top spot in the Northeast-10 Conferene by knocking off Stonehill in five sets before claiming a 3-1 win against non-conference opponent Shippensburg. Before the team’s last match of the day against Shippensburg,
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the Chargers honored their four senior class members, Heather Ladao (West Covina, Calif./Rowland ), Jamie Levine (Medfield, Mass./Medfield / Keene State College), Chelsey Alpough (Torrance, Calif./ South / Western New Mexico Univ. ) and Elizabeth Akinbiyi (Miami Gardens, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Prep.). The Chargers are now 19-5 overall and 13-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The win over the Raid-
ers gave head coach Robin Salters her 500th career win as head coach of the Chargers. The first match of Saturday’s tri-match featured the last two remaining undefeated teams in the Northeast-10 Conference, New Haven and Stonehill. The match lived up to the hype as the game went all five sets. Stonehill took set one, 25-21 but the Chargers retaliated by taking sets two and three by scores of 25-21 and 25-19,
ute, Shannon Morales (Bloomfield, Conn./Northwest Catholic) scored the matches only goal in the second minute to lift the Chargers to victory. The sophomore received a pass from Lucy Francisco (Lawrence, Mass./Lawrence ) off a UNH corner kick. The Penmen tallied four shots in the following minutes of the first half, while the Chargers’ goalkeeper Kim Taylor (Patchogue, N.Y./PatchogueMedford ) stopped three shots in the half. The second half was quiet for the Chargers, who recorded only one
more shot. The Penmen pressed with 12 secondhalf shots, but just three shots on goal. SNHU tallied a shot on goal in the 85th minute, saved by by Taylor. Morales’ goal and shot was one of only two UNH shots in the game. Courtney Marra (New Fairfield, Conn./Immaculate) was the only other Charger to record a shot in the game. In her final game in the net for the Chargers, senior Kim Taylor (Patchogue, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford ) posted six saves and recorded her 20th career shutout.
wasn't a single factor that led to his decision, but he began having doubts about returning for 2012 midway through the season. In late August he told general manager John Mozeliak and other team officials. La Russa said the timing of those discussions — about the time the Cardinals appeared to be out of wild card contention before their miraculous run — was pure coincidence. He said he simply felt it was time to go, a feeling that didn't change even as the Cardinals squeaked into the playoffs on the final day of the season, then upset the Phillies, Brewers and Rangers. He spoke with little emotion at the news conference with one exception, when he paused to compose himself as he thanked his wife, Elaine, and two daughters for putting up without him over much of the past 33 years. But he did say his meeting with players after Sunday's parade and celebration was short but emotional. "Some grown men cried," La Russa said, then he joked, "I kind of liked that because they made me cry a few times." Mozeliak said work is under way to find a new manager for the first time
since La Russa was hired prior to the 1996 season. A search committee will be formed. Mozeliak did not speculate on how long the process might take. La Russa answered flatly, "No," when asked if he'll ever manage again. He also said he had no plans to be a general manager, but said he is open to some sort of baseball job in the future. "Maybe open a book store," he said. Chris Carpenter, who won four times in the postseason, including the decisive Game 7, said La Russa gathered the team together in the weight room moments after Sunday's celebration at the stadium, along with Mozeliak and principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr.. He spoke about how proud he was of the team's championship run, "and then he said that he was done," Carpenter said. "Everybody was surprised, shocked. I think every single guy in there was emotional and gave big old hugs on the way out." Carpenter said the behind-the-scenes La Russa is different than the public persona — including a great sense of humor. But he lauded La Russa for always having his team
Women’s Soccer Takes 1-0 Victory in Season Finale
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MANCHESTER, N.H. - The University of New Haven women’s soccer team defeated Southern New Hampshire University 1-0 Saturday afternoon in its final game of the 2011 season. With the win, the Chargers improved to 9-8 overall and 7-8 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Penmen improved to 9-7-2 and 7-6-2 in the NE10, but locked up the sixth seed in the upcoming NE10 Championship. In the second min-
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The Skyhawks claimed set four, 25-11 but New Haven pulled away in the final set and won 15-10 to take the match. Keidy Candelaria (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/Bayamon Military Academy) notched a match-high 23 kills on 66 attempts and nine errors for a .212 hitting percentage. Joining her in double-digit kills were Amber Cannady (Yonkers, N.Y./Charles E. Gorton) and Akinbiyi with 11 and 10 kills respec-
tively. Alpough dished out 50 assists and recorded 13 digs and Cannady was a force at net with 13 total blocks. The Chargers honored their four senior class members before their final match against non-conference foe Shippensburg. New Haven took sets one, three and four to defeat the Raiders, 3-1. They won by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-19. Shippensburg won set two 25-23. Candelaria had another
Page 13 match-high 22 kills on 53 attempts and eight errors for a .264 hitting percentage. She also added a team-high 17 digs. Kaulana Ane (Paia, Hawaii/Kamehameha) and Akinbiyi both added 10 kills each and Alpough dished out a match-high 45 assists. New Haven returns to action on Tuesday, October 1 for the team’s final regular season home game. The Chargers will host Pace at 7 p.m.
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Cardinals Manager La Russa Announces Retirement
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers. "I think this just feels like it's time to end it," the 67-year-old La Russa said at a news conference at Busch Stadium. The World Series win over Texas was the third of La Russa's 33-year career. The manager guided the Cardinals to the championship despite being 10 1/2 games behind Atlanta on Aug. 25 for the final playoff spot in the National League. La Russa retires third on the all-time wins list, 35 behind second-place John McGraw. In addition to this season, he won titles in Oakland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006. He is the first manager to retire immediately after his club won the World Series, according to STATS LLC. "Other than some of the personal attachments, I feel good," La Russa said. "I feel good that this is the right decision." La Russa said there
play at its highest possible level. "I'm not sure there are a lot of people that can match the preparation, the dedication and the ability to put it all together," he said. Mozeliak said the team will have a "long list" of candidates for a job that will likely be considered among the best in baseball given the strong returning team — whether or not Albert Pujols decides to come back — and based on the strong fan support in St. Louis. "There's going to be a lot of names that we'll consider," Mozeliak said. "We want to do our due diligence. We want to be smart." DeWitt said replacing La Russa will be a tall task. "We're not going to find a Tony La Russa out there, given his career and what he's accomplished, what he's meant to the Cardinals," DeWitt said. "We're in a pretty good situation for the future. But it'll be different, no question about it." La Russa's decision leaves the future of his coaching staff up in the air. Mozeliak said the new manager will be given autonomy to hire his own staff or retain some or all
of La Russa's. Asked about pitching coach Dave Duncan, La Russa's longtime right-hand man, Mozeliak did note that Duncan is under contract for 2012. As for Pujols, Mozeliak noted that he has a strong relationship with the only manager he's ever played for, but doubted it would be a factor in whether the free agent first baseman stays. "He probably understood that Tony is not going to manage forever," Mozeliak said. La Russa was a .199 hitter in a brief major league career. He began as a manager with the Chicago White Sox in 1979. He guided the Oakland A's to three straight American League pennants in 19881990 and the 1989 World Series title over the Giants. La Russa was hired by the Cardinals in October 1995, soon after the new ownership group purchased the team from Anheuser-Busch. His impact was immediate — the Cardinals won the NL Central and came within a game of going to the World Series in 1996, losing to the Atlanta Braves. Overall, St. Louis went to the playoffs nine times in La Russa's 16 seasons, won pennants in 2004,
2006 and this year, and won two championships, over Detroit in 2006 and this season, rallying to win the final two games over Texas, including the memorable Game 6 when the Cardinals trailed five times and were down to their last strike in two innings. His teams were successful on the field and in the stands — the Cardinals drew 3 million fans in 13 of La Russa's 16 seasons. La Russa, who won 2,728 regular-season games, including 1,408 with the Cardinals, said he never considered coming back simply to reach No. 2 on the all-time wins list. "I'm aware of the history of the game, but I would not be happy with myself if the reason I came back was to move up one spot," La Russa said. Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said La Russa picked the right time to leave. "I tip my hat to him. He's had a great career. What a way to go out," said Johnson, who at 68 is a year older than La Russa. "If you're going to retire, that's the way to go out; a world champion."
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Coroner: Amy Winehouse Died From Too Much Alcohol
By SYLVIA HUI
LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse drank herself to death. That was the ruling of a coroner’s inquest into the death of the Grammy-winning soul singer, who died with empty vodka bottles in her room and lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood — more than five times the British drunk driving limit. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of “death by misadventure,” saying Wednesday the singer suffered accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence. “The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death,” Greenaway said. The 27-year-old Winehouse had fought a very public battle with drug and alcohol abuse for years, and there had been much speculation that she died from a drug overdose. But a pathologist said the small amount of a drug prescribed to help her cope with the symptoms
of alcohol withdrawal had nothing to do with her death. Instead, a resumption of heavy drinking killed the singer, best-known for her tall beehive hairdos and Grammy-winning album “Back to Black.” A security guard found Winehouse dead in bed at her London home on July 23. “She’s made tremendous efforts over the years,” said Dr. Christina Romete, who had treated Winehouse. But “she had her own way and was very determined to do everything her way.” Winehouse gave up illicit drugs in 2008, but had swerved between heavy alcohol use and abstinence for a long time, Romete said. The singer had resumed drinking in the days before her death after staying away from alcohol for most of July, she said. Romete said she warned Winehouse of the dangers of alcoholism. “The advice I had given to Amy over a long period of time was verbal and in written form about all the effects alcohol can have on the system, including respiratory depression and death, heart problems, fertility problems and liver prob-
lems,” she said. Winehouse joins a long list of celebrities who died after fighting alcohol problems, including jazz great Billie Holiday, AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott, film legend Richard Burton, writers Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac, and country music pioneer Hank Williams. Witnesses testifying Wednesday said the singer showed no signs she wanted to kill herself and had spoken of her weekend plans as well as her upcoming birthday just hours before she was found dead. “She was looking forward to the future,” Romete said, describing Winehouse as “tipsy” but calm when they met the night before her death. That night, her live-in security guard said he heard her laughing, watching television and listening to music at home. The guard, Andrew Morris, said he knew she had resumed drinking, but did not notice anything unusual until he found that she had stopped breathing in bed the next afternoon. Police Detective Inspector Les Newman said three empty vodka bottles — two large and one small
— were found in her bedroom. Pathologist Suhail Baithun said blood and urine samples indicated Winehouse had consumed a “very large quantity of alcohol” prior to her death. The level of alcohol in her blood was 416 milligrams per 100 milliliters, he said — a blood alcohol level of 0.4 percent. The British and U.S. legal drunk-driving limit is 0.08 percent. The singer’s parents attended the hearing, but did not speak to reporters. In a statement, Winehouse family spokesman Chris Goodman said it was a relief to the family “to finally find out what happened to Amy.” “The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time,” he said. Doctors say acute alcohol poisoning is usually the result of binge drinking — the human body can only process about one unit of alcohol, or about half a glass of wine, an hour. Having too much alcohol in the body can cause severe dehydration, hypothermia, seizures,
breathing problems and a heart attack, among other difficulties. There is no minimum dose for acute alcohol poisoning and the condition varies depending on a person’s age, sex, weight, how fast the alcohol is drunk and other factors such as drug use. In recent years, the 5-foot-3-inch Winehouse had appeared extremely thin and fragile. Dr. Joseph Feldman, chief of emergency services at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey said Winehouse likely developed a tolerance for large quantities of alcohol after drinking heavily for years. He also said the sedative Winehouse was on, Librium, wouldn’t have stopped someone from having seizures if they were in alcohol withdrawal. “It’s easier to withdraw from heroin than it is from alcohol ... Withdrawal (from alcohol) can cause anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, the sensation of things crawling all over you,” he said. He said those symptoms sometimes push people back to alcohol. “It’s possible she could
have been saved if she had been found (or treated) earlier,” he said. “A lot of treatment is supportive care, like IV fluids and making sure they don’t inhale their own vomit.” Winehouse’s breakthrough “Back to Black” album, released in 2006, was recently certified as the best-selling disc in Britain so far during the 21st century. The updated take on old-time soul also earned five Grammy Awards. Although the singer was adored by fans worldwide for her unique voice and style, praise for her singing was often eclipsed by lurid headlines about her destructive relationships and erratic behavior. Winehouse herself turned to her tumultuous life and personal demons for music material, resulting in such songs as “Rehab.” In June, Winehouse abruptly canceled her European comeback tour after she swayed and slurred her way through barely recognizable songs in her first show in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. She was booed and jeered off stage and had to return to Britain to recover. Her last public appearance came three days before her death, when she briefly joined her goddaughter, singer Dionne Bromfield, on stage at The Roundhouse in Camden, near her home.
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Dave’s Music Report
Grammy Predictions: Album Of The Year
The deadline has passed, the submissions are in, and by the end of the month we will have the nominees for the 2012 Grammy Awards. While who the committee actually nominates is really anybody’s guess, I’m going to give you mine. In my opinion, this year’s awards are all going to be about one person: Adele. It’s undeniable that she has had a stellar
year with her album 21, so far the biggest seller of 2011, and two number one singles, “Rolling In The Deep” and “Someone Like You.” With her extreme popularity and massive critical praise, Adele is likely to see nods in all the major categories, Album, Record, and Song of the Year as well as the Pop categories, but the album really has a chance to win it all.
Adele’s biggest male competition is going to be Kanye West and his critically favored album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which spawned several successful singles including “Power” and “Runaway.” In fact, Kanye is likely to end up competing against himself with his Jay-Z collaboration album, Watch The Throne. Adele’s biggest female competition will come
from two heavyweights: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Gaga has the potential for her third straight Album of the Year nomination with the successful Born This Way, and mother-tobe Beyoncé is definitely in the running for her album 4, which has seen great critical acclaim. To represent the rock categories, it will probably be between the Foo Fighters and Bon Iver, and
By MICHELLE R. MORRA
tention of a lot people. On Sunday, October 23rd, Once Upon A Time broke the mold of your typical TV series. Instead of another criminal justice show, this series is based on fairy tales with a twist. This fairy tale follows a young woman with a troubled past. Jennifer Morrison plays Emma Swan, who is drawn to a very unique town in Maine and is not sure why. This show involves a lot more
elements than just a troubled woman and may be a keeper for ABC. The show is very intricate and involved many fascists: there is an evil queen, princes, princesses, and much more. Just with these factors, the show kept people’s attention around every turn. It was a fascinating ride and one that will keep people tuned in and coming back every week. Each week they
are going to put a twist into every fairy tale that we all know and love, but I think it will do them justice and keep people wanting more. We needed a different kind of TV show and I think this one, along with some others that have pulled away from the detective theme, will start a new phenomenon. I cannot wait for more from this show!
off several million from “Puss in Boots.” The new release on the weekend from 20th Century Fox, the Justin Timberlake sci-fi thriller “In Time,” was down as much as 20 percent Saturday in markets like New York and Philadelphia. But the largest estimated opening didn’t happen in North America. “The Adventures of Tintin,” which is being distributed overseas by Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures, opened in 19 international markets and hauled in $55.8 million. The performance-capture 3-D animated film, directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted from the beloved Belgian comic series, was especially popular in France, where its $21.5 million was the largest opening for a nonsequel Hollywood film. The film opens in the U.S. on Dec. 21. “We’re still waiting for the holiday season to kick in in earnest as we get into November,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office
analyst for Hollywood. com. “The holiday season is going to be very strong at the box office.” Paramount also claimed the weekend’s second top performing movie with the low-budget horror film “Paranormal Activity 3.” That film took in $18.5 million in its second week of release, bringing its cumulative total to $81.3 million. Paramount’s “Footloose” was the fourth film on the weekend, adding $5.4 million for a three-week total of $38.4 million. “In Time” opened with $12 million domestically but took in more ($14.5 million) overseas. The biggest disappointment was “The Rum Diary,” the Hunter S. Thompson adaption starring Johnny Depp. It opened weakly, earning just $5 million, a low figure for a film headlined by Depp and which cost an estimated $50 million to make. But the solid opening for “Puss in Boots” was much needed for DreamWorks. The company said
Tuesday its net income fell by half in the third quarter as its early summer release, “Kung Fu Panda 2,” did not haul in as much at the box office as last year’s “Shrek Forever After.” Reviews and audience reaction have been positive for “Puss in Boots.” Its release date was moved up a week to essentially give the film more time to run in theaters before other large fall movies are released. It added $17 million internationally, with most of that coming from Russia. “We always looked at this as a two-weekend release strategy, so we think we’ve got a good start on that plan,” said Anne Globe, head of worldwide marketing and consumer products at DreamWorks. “Being the number one movie and the likely Halloween weekend recordbreaker, we’re well-positioned to go into week two as well as play through the holidays.”
A Different Type of Fairy Tale
There are some late arrivals in the Fall TV premiere season, and many of them are very different than ones that have premiered in the past. In the past few years the most popular genre of TV shows have been detective or cop based, but this year that has changed and these new shows are catching the at-
‘Shrek’ Spinoff ‘Puss in Boots’ Tops Box Office
By JAKE COYLE
NEW YORK (AP) — The “Shrek” spinoff “Puss in Boots” landed on all fours, opening with an estimated $34 million to lead the box office. The DreamWorks 3-D animated film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, proved the popular character voiced by Antonio Banderas was a big enough draw outside the “Shrek” franchise. The PG-rated “Puss in Boots” scored with family audiences on the weekend before Halloween, and also drew a large Hispanic crowd, which made up 35 percent of its audience. Though the box office for the top 12 movies was up 7.8 percent from the corresponding weekend last year, it was still affected by both the unseasonable winter storm on the East Coast and the appeal of the Game 7 broadcast of baseball’s World Series on Friday night. DreamWorks estimated the storm took
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moving on to soul/R&B, Bruno Mars and Jill Scott are strong contenders. Country star Taylor Swift is certainly in the running for the Album of the Year nod with her successful Speak Now. Lil Wayne has a chance of overtaking Kanye to represent hip-hop, with Nicki Minaj in a distant third. Tony Bennett’s Duets II, featuring collaborations with some of the most popular
By Dave Iannacone
contemporary artists and living legends, including the final song Amy Winehouse recorded, is almost a guaranteed nominee for a few categories. Grammy favorite Allyson Krauss (she’s won more than anyone else) is also seriously in the running for nominations with her latest effort, Paper Airplane.
Top 12 Movies This Week from RottenTomatoes.com
82% 68% 36% 71% 50% 59% 25% 85% 95% 29% 38% 83%
Puss in Boots Paranormal Activity 3 In Time Footloose The Rum Diary Real Steel The Three Musketeers The Ides of March Moneyball Courageous Johnny English Reborn Dolphin Tale
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In Theaters: The Rum Diary
It’s colorful and amiable enough, and Depp’s heart is clearly in the right place, but The Rum Diary fails to add sufficient focus to its rambling source material.
Top Pop Singles 1. Someone Like You, Adele, Columbia 2. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5, featuring Christina Aguilera, A&M/Octone 3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People, Columbia 4. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO, Interscope Records 5. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes, featuring Adam Levine, Fueled by Ramen 6. We Found Love, Rihanna, featuring Calvin Harris, Def Jam 7. Without You, David Guetta, featuring Usher, Capitol 8. You Make Me Feel Cobra Starship, featuring Sabi, Fueled by Ramen 9. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO, featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, Cherry Tree 10. Young, Wild and Free, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, featuring Bruno Mars, Priority Records (C) 2011 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
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