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THURSDAY March 27, 2014


Night Shuttle or...

‘Drunk Bus’? Photo by Jake Nussbaum

Intended safety measure becomes night-out transport


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Safe Center LI seeks to aid victims By Nicole Allegrezza Special to the chronicle

Young women ages 20 to 24 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault, followed by those ages 16 to 19, according to the United States’ National Crime Victimization Survey. The new Safe Center LI in Bethpage is an organization that provides aid to children and adults who are victims of abuse. On Tuesday of last week, the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect merged together to form The Safe Center LI. “Their ability to even more effectively respond to preventing domestic and family violence has now been strengthened by formally merging their programs,” announced Ed Mangano, Nassau County Executive. The resulting agency is expected to be one of the nation’s premier facilities serving victims

of abuse. The site features the Nassau County Multidisciplinary Team, made up of the county’s Special Victims Squad, Child Protective Services Units, Nassau University Medical Center’s Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Unit, and the District Attorney’s Office. “Everybody knows that government alone can’t solve every problem and that’s why the progressive, groundbreaking collaboration we have here is so important,” announced Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. “Thanks to The Safe Center, victims have a place where they can get much of the help they need under one roof and where they can get help in a way no single agency can offer on its own.” The Safe Center LI will also house the Child Advocacy Center of Nassau County with legal counseling; mental health, rape, and sexual assault services; emergency and transitional

housing; and education outreach. The facility is designed to meet the specific needs of any and all victims of abuse. Students in need of these services should report an assault to law enforcement as well as to campus security, according to Kaitlyn Pickford, The Safe Center’s assistant director of education. Pickford also assured the public that even if a victim accepts a sexual offense evidence kit — a collection of materials used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence following an allegation of sexual assault — doesn’t mean that they have to press charges. Instead, they have a few days to decide, during which the hospital or The Safe Center will hold on to the kit. “I think that is really an important piece for college students to know that they don’t have to go through the universities system if they want to report a sexual assault,” said Pickford.

In 2012, six sexual offenses were reported on Hofstra’s campus, three of which occurred in residential facilities, according to the most recent Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Public Safety failed to comment due to classes being out of session. “Assaults anywhere, including on campus, are a problem. Often, victims are afraid to report what has happened for fear of reprisal or sometimes, even worse, blame and prejudice on the part of officials and/or friends and family members,” said Dr. Mary Ann Allison, associate chair of Media Studies. “Rape is a violation of the spirit as well as the body. It is important for anyone involved in a rape to get help.” The services offered by The Safe Center LI are free and confidential. For those who are victims or know a victim of abuse, you can call The Safe Center LI’s 24/7, multilingual domestic abuse hotline at 516-542-0404.



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Night shuttle earns unintended reputation By Jackie Parsons Staff writer

Its official title is the “Night Shuttle,” but its unofficial name among Hofstra students is the “drunk bus.” “Nobody calls it the Night Shuttle or the Hofstra shuttle,” said freshman Matt Durant, “It’s the ‘drunk bus’ or the ‘drunk shuttle.’ Their purpose is to get you around to bars.” The Night Shuttle was created with the intention of providing students who live in the neighborhoods surrounding Hofstra with a safe ride home from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the Night Shuttle page on the Hofstra Portal. The shuttle stops at 18 designated areas on and around Hofstra’s campus, ranging from Colonial Square to California Ave. Two stops in particular catch students’ attention: the stop at the Hofstra Information Center and the stop at Meadowbrook Road. These are close to Social Sports Kitchen and McHebe’s, the two being bars that Hofstra students frequent on the week-

ends. Instead of using the shuttle to get to their homes off campus, students are using the shuttle to get to and from a night out. “From C-Square we took two stops on campus and got to Social in probably 10 minutes total,” said Matt Durant. “It’s more convenient than walking and taking cars.” “I think that particularly the route that it takes is very useful for students who happen to want to go out and party,” said sophomore Rachael Durant. “It tends to go by some of the more popular party spots and party streets and, you know, in the cold winter it is a little bit easier to get to places when it’s snowing if you take the warm ‘drunk shuttle’ as opposed to walking there.” Karen O’Callaghan, Director of Public Safety, is part of the task force that helped develop the Night Shuttle, disagrees that the “drunk bus” nickname should

be used to describe the shuttle’s relationship with Hofstra’s on-campus and off-campus community. “We did not design the shuttle to stop at bars in particular,” O’Callaghan said. “I don’t think it’s the ‘drunk bus,’ but I could be mistaken. If that’s the case, I hope students would reconsider,

O’Callaghan may call it by different names, the bus ridership has been successful. According to O’Callaghan, nearly 2500 students used the shuttle between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. in February alone. Although O’Callaghan said that the purpose of the shuttle is not for providing students with a ride to social outings, she makes it clear that Public Safety is pleased with the turnout for users of the service. “I did not anticipate that we would get the amount of usage that we do,” O’Callaghan said. “The ridership has been fantastic, and as a result, we’ve had no issues to date.” Students, having created the additional name for the shuttle, have recognized that even if the purpose is not for it to be the “drunk bus,” the University’s service is keeping many latenight commuters out of unsafe situations. After a series of

“It’s the ‘drunk bus’ or the ‘drunk shuttle.’ Their purpose is to get you around to bars.” but that’s [the bus] really for their safety.” O’Callaghan explained how the stops were created: the task force plotted the local addresses of students who live off-campus. After plotting the addresses on a map, they identified locations that were safe for stopping to load and unload students without disrupting those living in the residential areas around campus. Though the students and

unsafe incidents early in the fall semester, students are happy to have an alternative method to walking at night, regardless of their purpose. “It helps with student safety in terms of not having a bunch of drunk students wandering around the streets of Hempstead late into the night,” said Durant. “I think it actually shows that Hofstra listened to student concerns about safety and needing something like this, and they actually implemented fairly quickly.” Durant said she is happy with the shuttle’s presence, mentioning that she has tested the service with her friends. “I’ve only taken it once, but now that we know how it works, we’ll probably take it again,” Durant said. Whether it is called the Hofstra Night Shuttle or the “drunk bus,” O’Callaghan said the shuttle serves one purpose. “The one thing I want people to understand [is that] the purpose is to get people to and from campus safely,” O’Callaghan said.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers for spring break By Nico Machlitt Staff writer

Over spring break, while some students were lying on the beach or starting their latest Netflix marathon, thirteen students were doing something very different that hit close to home. Hofstra University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter went to Sussex County, Delaware to work on two homes for the duration of spring break. This was all part of Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge. The students learned new skills, framing walls, learning to caulk and hanging doors for the homes. The students also learned a lot about themselves, whether it was getting over an initial shyness at meeting new people or enlarging their creative potential. The University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter was cofounded by Megan Kennedy and George Calvo two years ago. They decided to take part in the Collegiate Challenge because

they both felt passionately about giving back and making a difference in the community. Freshman Asia Baez did not know what to expect for her first Habitat for Humanity trip. “I knew what the build days were like, but I had no idea how close I would get with the people that I went with and how much I would be able to connect the experience with my own life,” said Baez. “It’s a great way to meet other people and learn more about yourself. I learned a lot about myself. I learned to not be afraid of power tools and [to] let my guard down a little,” said junior Jamie Bleznick. “It helped making new friends and meeting new people and inspiring others.” Calvo spoke about how rewarding it was working with Habitat for Humanity’s partner families. These are families who are receiving a home from the Habitat organization and who are also required to help work on other homes.

“When you get to work with the families you are building for … they are always so appreciative of what you are doing for them,” Calvo said. “This house that you are building is going to change the rest of their lives, the rest of their family’s lives. It’s going to give their children an opportunity to grow up in a safe environment,

to grow out of the cycle of poverty, to grow as young individuals.“ Calvo said he also enjoyed the group bonding that came at the end of the day. “When we all talk and everyone says how much the trip has changed them, that was the most rewarding part for me,” Calvo said.

The group offered a resounding “yes” when asked if they’d do it again. “There is something to be said about hard manual labor. It kind of feels good,” said iunior Katie Navarino. “Sometimes it just hits you when you are painting a wall that this is going to be a little boy’s room one day.”

Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Students in Habitat for Humanity spent their spring break in Delaware, volunteering their time to work on two homes over the course of the week.

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• Be Kind Step Up is the newest SGA recognized club. They work with the Saltzman Center to provide positive energy for the Hofstra campus. They will be participating in bullying awareness month in April and want to educate the students on bystander intervention. They posted sticky notes around campus with positive messages and gave out free bags of cookies. • Autism Speaks is another newly SGA recognized club. They raise awareness about autism, as well as raise money for autism research. They help out Hofstra’s autistic students and make sure they are welcome on campus, especially with incoming freshmen.

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Public Safety Briefs Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano A fire alarm was activated in the graduate housing on March 20. A search of the building was conducted and a student was found, having failed to evacuate. The student was issued a summons. An RA conducting a health and safety inspection in Delph House on March 21 discovered a BB gun in open view in one of the rooms. PS confiscated it and the twoboth residents were issued a summons. During a health and safety inspection, an RA in Rotterdam House discovered a bong in one of the rooms. It was confiscated and the resident was issued a summons. A non-Hofstra student stated that she parked her car in the East Circle lot on March 23 at 11:30 a.m. When she returned at 4 p.m., she discovered a dent in the front passenger bumper. There were no witnesses and police assistance was declined. During a health and safety inspection, an RA in Rotterdam House discovered a bong in one of the rooms. It was confiscated and the resident was issued a summons.

A student stated that between 10 and 11 a.m. on March 24, their car, parked in the Margiotta Hall lot. Upon returning, the car had received a dent in the front passenger fender. There were no witnesses and police assistance was declined. A fire alarm was activated in Estabrook Hall on March 24. PS responded and three students were found to have failed to evacuate during a search of the building. The students were issued summonses.

grinder in a student’s room during a health and safety inspection. PS confiscated the items and the resident was issued a summons. On March 25, a student in Constitution Hall reported numerous telemarketing calls being made to her phone, asking for a person who did not live there. Police assistance was

declined and the phone’s number will be changed. A fire alarm was activated in the graduate hall on March 25. During a search of the building, eight students were found to have failed to evacuate the building. Summonses were issued to all the students.

Key PS- Public Safety HIC- Hofstra Information Center PSO- Public Safety Officer RA- Resident Assistant

A PSO on patrol on March 24 smelled marijuana coming from a vehicle. Three students inside the car admitted to smoking when questioned and no marijuana was recovered. Summonses were issued to all three students. PS received a report of a suspicious individual in the second floor bathroom in Weed Hall on March 25. The person was identified as a non-student and when questioned, had no valid reason for being on campus. The person was escorted to the HIC and banned from campus. On March 25, an RA in Nassau Hall discovered a bottle of Captain Morgan rum and a

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O ve r h e a rd @ H o fst ra Compiled by the Hofstra Chronicle staff In Breslin Hall: Professor: So when the economy goes in shambles, who are you gonna call? Guy: Ghostbusters! In Bits and Bites: Girl: You are the ginger and I’m the Jew. We have a very balanced table here. In Student Center: Guy: Yo, Tom Hiddleston is my spirit animal. Girl: Mine too! In Hauser Hall: Girl 1: Is an olive a fruit or a vegetable? Girl 2: I don’t know, but I want to name my first born child Olive. In Hofstra USA: Guy 1: Did you really just take a selfie right now? Girl: I’m insta-famous! It’s what my followers want. Guy 2: That’s messed up.

In Student Center: Girl 1: I’m so in love. He’s so romantic. Girl 2: Where did you guys meet? Girl 1: McHebe’s. Girl 2: Wow, so romantic... In Herbert Hall: Professor: It’s like that movie about the tourist and pranking people... Student: Borat? Professor: Yes! In Adams Hall: Guy 1: What day is it? Guy 2: March 26th. Guy 1: No, I mean like what day is it? Guy 2: Wednesday. Guy 1: No like what day of the month? Guy 2: the 26th... In Adams Hall: Girl: He was literally staring at my boobs the whole time. In Student Center: Guy: My drinks of choice are beer, whiskey and my tears.



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Dorm Room Dish:

Pasta-free spaghetti


Have you ever heard of spaghetti being pasta-free? Well, let me introduce you to spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is a type of squash you can substitute in place of the pasta. It only has 40 calories whereas the traditional pasta has about 200 calories! It is the perfect vegetable for people to try, for those who want to change their eating habits to a healthier diet. Here are the things you will need: • 1 large spaghetti squash

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1 tsp of garlic powder 1/2 tsp of pepper 1/2 tsp of salt olive oil 2 cups of ground meat 2 tbs of grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup of tomato sauce

and brush olive oil on both sides of squash. Roast the squash for 20 minutes with the foil sealed on the squash. When the squash is tender, roast the squash for about another 35 minutes without the foil. With a fork, scrape the spaghetti squash into strands. Season the squash with salt and Parmesan cheese. For the sauce, saute the ground meat and the sauce until the meat is cooked. Then, place the squash onto a plate and top it off with the meat sauce. Finally, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Before you turn down the

“It only has 40 calories whereas the traditional pasta has about 200 calories!” Here is how you make it: First, cut the squash in half and scoop the seeds out with a spoon. Then, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle the salt

Spaghetti squash is a low-calorie meal.

recipe (for those who do not favor vegetables), I urge you to give it a try. You will not be disappointed. But as always, be

Photo by Janet Lee

sure to drop by Target or Stop & Shop before and have everything prepared! Most of all, ENJOY!


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How to maximize your LinkedIn profile By Priyanka Jaisinghani STAFF WRITER

Soon enough you are going to be wanting to spend a little less time on Facebook and Twitter and more on enhancing your LinkedIn. This will be your No. 1 tool to show employers everything you have done that can’t fit on a one-page resume. You can use this to your advantage, but you need to be doing the right things in order to maximize LinkedIn. You can very well apply to internships directly though LinkedIn, find prospective recruiters who have targeted you as an awesome candidate, and you can find companies that you want to work for. The question now remains — how do you make it all happen?

Your picture: Although this is a social media tool, this is not Facebook or Twitter. This is one of the first impressions an employer gets of you (whether you have applied through LinkedIn or not- they will find you on LinkedIn). You can’t have any selfies, any cropped pictures, or pictures with somebody else. Using a quality photo will only work wonders for you as it will maximize the number of people who view your profile and who get a good first impression. You need a good picture in a professional outfit, with your “I mean business but I have a fabulous personality” look. Chances are you are friends with at least one photography major or someone who knows how to use a good camera. Utilize your resources and make your picture

“You can’t have selfies, any cropped pictures, or pictures with somebody else.”

shine by getting a good head shot (head, neck and shoulders). Your Summary: Never leave this section blank. This is your gateway to providing who you are, what you want and what you have accomplished so far. You need this information to point recruiters and hiring managers in the right direction (a.k.a your direction). Write your summary in a way that describes you, and one of the many ways is to do it in a story format. Tell others Photo courtsey of Creative Commons your story — everyone LinkedIn is the perfect place to connect with professionals. likes a good story, and and change your URL to make experiences, your projects, your you can grab attention it more personal. It’s your page, volunteer experience and more. through this method. Start with and the URL doesn’t have to be HR and recruiters use LinkedIn the story, go on to what you have a jumble of words and numbers. for candidate searching, but they accomplished and bullet point For example, instead of www. do it by keywords. Use buzz your specializations. it can words to make yourself stand out Fill in the information: This is be and write what you have done not a five-minute copy-and-paste and what you have accomplished. job from your resume. This is Personalize your LinkedIn a time-consuming task, as you page: Make your profile public should write in detail about your

Be the fool, not the fooled on April Fool’s Day By Jana Kaplan FEATURES EDITOR

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, then it must be April Fool’s Day! While some people create bucket lists, others create prank lists. Basically, it’s a list of all the different pranks you can pull off in this 24-hour span. Just call me the Barney Stinson of April 1: I love to make people laugh, and of course be the prankster, not the prankee. Here’s a list of 10 of the most epic April Fools’ Day pranks I’ve ever pulled: 1. 2011: I replaced my sister’s shampoo with honey. Was it a tedious task? Of course. Was it worth it? Hell yeah. 2. 2008: All of my girlfriends decided we would tell our boyfriends we were pregnant. Little did we realize, a high school pregnancy prank would lead to break ups and tears … by our boyfriends, of course. This prank is not necessarily advised.

3. 2006: At the time, I was able to dislocate my elbow on command, so I threw all my books down a flight of stairs, lay at the bottom and started screaming at the top of my lungs. Let’s just say I never saw my middle-aged math teacher run so fast in her life. 4. 2013: A modernized version of No. 3, my brother and I decided to try out the epic YouTube sensation, gallon smashing. Despite getting two free gallons of milk, I think we’re permanently banned from ShopRite. Total win in my book. 5. 2003: I thought it’d be funny to throw gum into my friend’s hair. Well, the gum was wet and my throw was more of a spit, so I ended up in the Principal’s office. Hey, fifth graders are dumb. 6. 1992: Okay, I wasn’t around for this one, but a month and

21 days before I was born, my mom pretended to go into labor. It would’ve worked out — except for she slipped on her “broken water” and started laughing. Luckily no one was hurt, but it does explain a lot about my life (hey, I got it from my mama.) 7. 2010: What better day to do

8. 2009: Did you know oatmeal and food coloring makes great fake vomit? Okay, I used nail polish, but it still worked. After asking my science teacher if I could see the nurse, I walked into the doorway and slipped open my Ziploc bag of breakfast gone wrong. Easy way to be sent

“Despite getting two free gallons of milk, I think we’re permanantly banned from ShopRite.” a senior prank than April Fools’? My original plan was to close the high school’s parking lot and get all the seniors to have a party, complete with root beer-filled kegs. Instead, we stuck Post-Its around the entire school, Saranwrapped desks together, and set up an army of action figures around our beloved mascot, the Golden Eagle.

home from school. 9. 2000: Five girls at a slumber party means only one thing: first one to fall asleep gets pranked. We could’ve simply put (we’ll call her A, for protective reasons) A’s hand into warm water, but we decided to take it one step further. Not only did we freeze her training bra (we were eight, what do you expect?) but we also

drew her a unibrow and poured maple syrup on her while she was sleeping. Needless to say, her parents never allowed her to hang out with my group again. 10. 2014: This year, I plan to prank my preschool teacher/ mother epically. I’m going to fill a glue bottle with juice and hand it to our four-year-old neighbor, whom we often baby-sit on the weekdays. My mom will have a hissy fit and probably be urged to call Poison Control, but in reality, the joke will be on her. So those are some of my pranks over the years. Let’s see what you can come up with. Send us some of your favorite pranks on our Facebook page:

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Man on the Unispan What is the first thing you are going to do when the weather hits 70 degrees? By Danielle Denenberg STAFF WRITER

“Go to Jones Beach” Candace Varga, Junior

“Not wear my winter coat.” Amanda Cutter, Sophomore

“Take a nice, long walk outside.” Anmol Sarpal, Freshman

“Wear shorts and sandals. ” Caitlyn Schmidt, Freshman

“Hang out outside with my friends. I love the warm weather.” Yuoung Wu, Graduate student

“Go to the beach.” Tyler Piontkowski, Graduate student

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Celebrate spring with a makeover By Isabela Jacobsen ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR

I know it’s technically spring, but unless it’s 60 degrees or higher, I’m not considering this springtime. The weather is totally killing my mood, but nothing cheers me up more than a good spring makeover. So, perhaps some positivity will bring Hofstra sunshine. Here are a few tips on getting prepared for the warm weather when it finally arrives! Scarves are my favorite accessories for the winter, but since it’s springtime, it’s time to pack the scarves away. However, you don’t necessarily have to hide it away for good. Leave your light scarves out to give some of your springtime outfits a pop of color. It’ll help keep you warm, since this weather isn’t exactly beach weather. Also, the good news is that these light scarves are much cheaper than the heavy winter scarves. Time to forget about the dark-colored lipsticks and bring out bright colors. I know you’re hiding that neon pink lipstick somewhere in your drawer. This is the perfect time to debut

that bright color! Pair it up with a colorless lip-gloss to give it a shiny finish. ELF has some great lip-glosses for a very cheap price. I once got fifteen lip-glosses for $20. They have sales like this all the time. There’s actually an ELF store in NYC, so definitely stop by if you’re in the city. I tried really hard to pay attention in science class today. I really did! However, I couldn’t help but go on my computer and take a peak at some new shoe arrivals at Charlotte Russe. They have inexpensive clothes, jewelry and shoes, which is perfect for the upcoming sunny weather. Not to mention, Hofstra students are able to get a discount, so next time you’re at the mall, don’t forget to show your Hofstra ID. I’ve noticed wedges are very in and I’m dying to get my hands

that didn’t come back from spring break with sun-kissed blond hair and a glowing tan, but springtime is a good time to get that color back. While we wait for the sun to actually warm us up, a light bronzer is perfect to get a head start. Be careful not to apply too much or too dark of a color because you want it to be very natural. Start with a very light Bright colors are perfect for the change of season. colored bronzer. If you are looking for a cheap brand, try the NYC. Apply only a tiny amount to your temples and cheekbones. This will give you a slightly darker appearance, but one that’s not too noticeable. Apply a rose-gold blush to the apples of the cheek to complete this look. You’ll seem healthy and radiant!

“Not to mention, Hofstra students are able to get a discount, so next time you’re at the mall, don’t forget to show your Hofstra ID.” on nude-colored wedges. Since you’ll be wearing lots of fun colors in the springtime, nudecolored shoes will match with everything! I am a part of the unlucky few

Photo by Isabela Jacobsen

Last but not least, try something new with your hair. Take a risk and get rid of the winter once and for all. There is nothing more satisfying then switching up a look you’ve been bored with. Chop off those locks and replace it with edgy short hair. If you are also feeling daring, get some thin highlights. This will completely change your look and if you were waiting for a perfect time to color your hair, this is it! If you don’t want a drastic change, try curling the ends of your hair to give you a romantic look for springtime.

Braids are very in right now as well. Look up some YouTube videos to try out different braided hairstyles. Just because you didn’t go anywhere fun this spring break, doesn’t mean you have to sulk about the cold weather. We are so close to warm weather, so why not get a head start? Now all we need to do is wait for the sun to come out and the Hofstra tulips to bloom. That’ll be a much prettier walk to class than all the yucky leftover snow on the ground. Happy spring!

Welcome spring with a new wardrobe By Sophia Stawser MANAGING EDITOR

“Spring” is what they are calling it, but an extended winter is what it feels like. So the biggest question, above homework, tests and obligations is how do I dress for weather like this? With one day in the fifties and the next in the thirties, dressing for this weather can be a pain. One of the key fashion staples to have during this season transi-

tion is a blazer. It’s heavy enough to cast away the cold, while still keeping you light and breezy for the spring that we hope is coming. Next, grab a heavy scarf to pair with your blazer. If

life choices. Keep your sandals away till May. Throw on some oxfords or combat boots to keep you ready for rain or cold. For the next week or so calling for constant rain, grab an umbrella, match your eyes, match your backpack I really don’t care, just don’t let your hair frizz. It’s going to be a rough four weeks until Easter. With rain and probable coldness still lingering, we’ve got to keep on the jeans, light cardigans and blazers. Switch to pastel colors and floral prints.

“With one day in the fifties and the next in the thirties, dressing for this weather can be a pain.” this isn’t your style then I simply can’t help you because everyone looks fabulous in a blazer and you should really reconsider your

Maybe if we try hard enough we will force spring to arrive sooner. Here we go, Hofstra. Let’s just try to make it to Easter.

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CCE Fellows give their opinions on the Chick-Fil-A controversy of 2012.

Cassie Branch, law student and co-president of OutLaw, takes the floor.

CCE Fellow Natalia Orozco contributes her thoughts to the group.

An event for Hofstra’s Ally Week, this discussion on March 26 in 246 Axinn provided students and community members a vehicle for critical discussion on being a consumer and an ally of the LGBT community. Ally Week aims to facilitate conversation about how to better support the LGBT network. Ally Week will continue through March 28.

CCE Fellow Mishiana Joseph shares an idea.

Center for Civic Engagement Dinner Conversation Series: LGBT Consumerism Photos and spread by Che Sullivan



Painter Henry Fuller #Dopeart: Round 2 - B2 Portrait of Breaking Bad characters Jesse Pinkman and Heisenberg

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“Dope Art Divas,” King H’s Pop and R&B Divas, the next generation of #Dopeart By Katie Webb Arts & Entertainment Editor

“Nobody sees what we see, they’re just hopelessly gazing,” Beyoncé sings on the track XO, off her self-titled fifth album. A new painting of Queen B herself hangs in the FORM gallery show Dope Art Divas. Her gaze is anything but hopeless. The doe-eyed expression holds a soft power; her look is that of a hopeless romantic, in love with her personal life and the career she has taken control of in the past year. King H aka Henry Fuller, a phenom of recreating the likeness of pop artists, tackled some of pop and R&B’s finest. He created six new pieces in nearly two weeks for his show opening Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. “The picture I found [of Beyoncé] there was a pink light hitting her face. I wanted to stick with all of the artists having a natural skin tone. So I edited on Photoshop so it didn’t look like there was a light completely hitting her, added a few pink shadows to her face and then made it look like her hair was pink,” said Fuller of his oil painting. The picture was a screen still from the XO music video, filmed during a day and night spent on Coney Island in the warm glow of boardwalk and arcade lights. Fuller found a way to paint the diva in hues of bubble gum pink portraying her softer side, without losing her aura of strength. “The theme is Dope Art Divas, but the centerpiece of this [show] is one of my favorite shows, Breaking Bad. I wanted to show that I don’t only do artists, I [can] do anything pop culture,” said Fuller. Fuller is constantly stepping up his work: from working with larger canvases, from 18×24 in to 24×36 in, to changing up his theme and style of painting. The divas, Miley, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj respectively, are impressive. Minaj kills a devil-may-care snarl. Rihanna has subtle streaks of red in her yellow-green feline eyes. Miley’s

painting has the most dynamic use of color contrast. The image Fuller based Miley’s work off of was cropped to a smaller size. “I freestyled the feathers out to the edges,” said Fuller. The extension he made is seamless. He replicates the artists likeness flawlessly, but he can also create original elements in his work. But what is truly a work of pop art is the 36×48 on-the-run rendering of Pinkman and Heisenberg. The getaway-car has never been so highly stylized. Fuller usually favors a bold progression of colors and tones. But for this piece he played with dimension and detail, highlighting dramatic wrinkles and using fine brush strokes on the car seat. Fuller always wanted to paint the “Breaking Bad” characters, but struggled to find the right action shot, until he saw this image done by another artist in colored pencil. “I just felt like, ‘I want to give that a try,’ while switching up my style,” said Fuller. Fuller also added a splatter paint affect on top of his Diva paintings, another twist to his work. “My goal is to make every new painting better than the last,” said Fuller. Out of the seven pieces featured in the show, one has already sold. Fuller is debating the sale of his Divas, hoping to hold onto them for a bit longer to continue the collection. Fuller may be stressing the decision of whether to let these pieces go, but one thing he won’t have to worry about is success in the art world. Only a junior, and this painter is already cashing in on his #DopeArt.

Painting by Henry Fuller Inspired by a screen still from the Beyonce music video XO shot on Coney Island

Painting by Henry Fuller Rihanna painting emphasizes Fuller’s theme of matching the diva’s lip color to the splatter paint on their image

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‘Nymphomaniac: Volume 2’

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’:

witty writing, stunning symmetrical shots and the usual crew of Anderson approved actors By Ohad Amram Columnist

Over the span of nearly two decades, Wes Anderson has established himself as a household name in contemporary cinema. Anderson has garnered quite the fan base for his films, “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Moonrise Kingdom,” to name a few. His distinct style, often recognized by centered framing, whimsical dialogue, wide angled, symmetrical shots and incredibly unique storylines, carry his latest feature, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and charmsevery step of the way. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” tells the story of M. Gustav, the concierge of the hotel, while simultaneously telling the story of Zero, the lobby boy who would go on to become his most trusted advisee. Gustav (Ralph Fiennes) is somehow admirable yet dubious in his ways. He manages to indulge in promiscuous rendezvous and devise some of the most elaborate schemes, yet runs The Grand Budapest Hotel with an iron fist. Upon lobby boy Zero’s employment at this establishment, one of Gustav’s lovers, Madame D (Tilda Swinton), is murdered. In her will, she has left Gustav her sole prized possession. However, claiming said possession, a priceless painting, becomes difficult when Madame D’s spiteful children, Dmitri (Adrien Brody) and Jopling (Willem Dafoe) claim the painting as their own.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” wouldn’t be an Anderson film if it didn’t consist of the two most distinguishable Anderson quirks; his recurring actors and cameos by, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray and Ed Norton, among several others, as well as some of the most beautiful set design and artistic direction to ever be filmed. Other notable actors include the films two narrators; Tom Wilkinson, and the narrator in the film, the now adult Zero, played by F. Murray Abraham, who recounts his memorable time spent and lessons learned with mentor, Gustav. Tony Revolori plays the young Zero whose chemistry with Ralph Fiennes is both playful as it is endearing. As the film opens, it begins with an engaging voiceover that guides the actions of the current Grand Budapest hotel owner, Zero. Here, the narrative changes as Zero, in his old age, recounts

his first moments at the hotel, telling a young writer (Jude Law) how he came to be its proud owner. From there, these extravagant flashbacks narrate the journey that both Gustav and Zero encountered while attempting to reclaim the prized painting. Ultimately, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tells the story of true friendship and what it means to experience the loss of that friendship. The film is as deeply affecting as it is a marvel and, to be put plain and simple, Anderson is perhaps the only working director that could be held responsible for such a triumph. Managing to maintain the subtleties of the characters he conceives while painting their conundrums so vividly, Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is chock-full of nuance and vigor. It is without question the best film of 2014, thus far, and you can bet it sets the bar high.

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Somber and dark, Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac: Volume 2” is the haunting and provocative ending piece of the director’s duology on the life of a selfhating, guilt-ridden and sexually driven protagonist. The heroine is Joe (Stacy Martin/Charlotte Gainsbourg), mentioned in my review of Volume 1 as being emotionally apathetic to the act of sex. In Volume 2, she becomes physically incapable of feeling any sexual sensation and is thus driven to great lengths to get back that feeling. One of the things that Volume 2 does better than its counterpart, is emotionally delving into Joe’s desperation to obtain her lost sexual arousal. Joe becomes pregnant from her first lover, Jerôme (an overly melodramatic Shia LeBeouf). She tries to adapt to a practical life of a mother. Jerôme and Joe, due to inconceivable differences, separate and Joe, in terms of sexual arousal, is a vegetable. She tries group sex, masturbation and even therapy. The most violent and disturbing scenes out of both volumes is when Joe attends S and M sessions with K (Jamie Bell) where she is brutally battered and physically abused. As such with sadomasochism, Joe expects to derive sexual pleasure from K’s actions which include whipping, slapping and punching. It turns out, she still remains numb. The character of Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who was simply a listener to Joe’s story in Volume 1, is further developed. We figure that he is a virgin and therefore, the best judge for Joe’s sexually hungry character. Skarsgård is impressive here, conveying a sense of loneliness,

an emotion that he shares with his new found friend. The performances of newcomer Stacy Martin and Von Trier regular Charlotte Gainsbourg as young Joe and old Joe, respectively, are extraordinary. Each actress is able to show Joe’s cold, distant approach to sex, but also her depressed, broken side, formed by the death of her father (Christian Slater) and the constant, emotional detachment from men. As men objectify Joe and act indifferently towards her, her body becomes indifferent to sex. Joe’s greatest tragedy is not losing Jerôme or her father; rather it is becoming numb to what she’s been good at for her whole life: sex. “Nymphomaniac” as a whole then is a love story between Joe and her sexual sensations. Like a long lost love, she can’t get back what she once had; no matter how hard she tries. “Nymphomaniac: Volume 2” is one of Von Trier’s most daring films as he features sequences that are hard to look at, but hard to turn away from (the S/M scenes). He creates a heroine, whose behavior resembles more that of the “Whore of Babylon” than “Rosie the Riveter.” Joe is the direct antithesis of modern movie heroines such as Katniss Everdeen of “The Hunger Games” series or Ryan Stone of “Gravity,” as she is a self-hated individual who uses others and is used by others. Yet, Joe isn’t detestable or even likable. Von Trier’s greatest achievement is allowing us not to hate or even like Joe, but to sit back and observe the complex life of a nymphomaniac. His film is masterfully objective and unlike almost every character in the film, it treats Joe as a human being. I imagine Joe would love that.

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Review Round-up: Kylie Minogue, The War on Drugs and more By Kendall Gibson COLUMNIST

‘Underneath the Rainbow’ – The Black Lips

‘Kiss Me Once’ – Kylie Minogue This album is a glittering homage to chic women everywhere. It’s flamboyant. It’s glitzy. But that is not to say it, or Kylie, have accomplished anything new for the music industry. She is so practiced in whittling men down, however, that she has gotten them to write her songs for her, which is fine. Kylie seduces you with every song as if she were goading you into buying her a drink, then walks away before you realize you’ve wasted your money. Some artists use instruments to create music, Kylie uses her feminine wiles. If You Like: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus

‘Lost in the Dream’ – The War on Drugs An artist’s vision is only about fifty percent of what you hear on an album. The rest is sound engineering. It takes an enormous and often underappreciated amount of skill to mix sounds effectively, and in the case of this album, the producer responsible has failed. Everything on this album is bland, distasteful mush. It sounds like they recorded it, listened to it once and shipped it with no concern for quality. Listen to “Burning,” and then listen to Rod Stewart’s “Young Turks” and you will instantly hear what I mean when I say that proper sound mixing can make or break a song. If You Like: Rod Stewart, Modest Mouse, Ok Go

‘Abandoned City’ – Hauschka Hauschka paints a vivid picture with his music. Or maybe he plays a vivid sound? Language fails me when I try to describe it. I’ve never listened to anything quite like this. Abandoned City is intensely focused on its motif, and Hauschka has succeeded brilliantly in encapsulating abandoned-city-ness. Each track explores a specific aspect of urban decay, and the likeness is uncanny. I listen to this album, and I am in an abandoned city. If You Like: Holst, Erik Satie

Rockers are supposed to be bad. They’re supposed to check in to a hotel at three in the morning and be thrown out at four. This band checks in early and asks the receptionist for a night light. Their lameness is reflected in their music. Each of their cookie-cutter songs is lifeless, almost as if by design. Here is every song on the album (this will save you some time): They establish 4/4, the guitar is looped in, and some lyrics come and go before the song comes to its calculated end. Nothing unexpected happens, they rebel against nothing. If You Like: My Chemical Romance, The Black Angels, Caveman

‘Say Yes to Love’ – Perfect Pussy Listen to this album. You will hate it, but that’s intentional. Punk-rock is built and fueled by hate, not just for society and “the man” but for itself, too. That’s why they inundate their songs with distortion and reverb — they’re making to-go packs of hate. When life feels too full of promise, they pop their music on and think, “This music is so bad, I hate the world for allowing its creation. I feel so alive, I could hate anything!” If You Like: The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Misfits

‘Love Letters’ – Metronomy I once ate a strange fruit that tasted great but I forgot its name and can find no way to describe it accurately. This album is a lot like that fruit. It defies all categorization, but it is fantastically delicious. Maybe my vision of the album’s target audience will best describe the album. This album is for a man who rollerblades and thinks that everybody should rollerblade, and also plays instruments but only ones he makes himself. He’s a weird dude, but he’s the kind of weird that you respect because it seems genuine. Does that make sense? No, no it doesn’t. If You Like: The Flaming Lips, Jane’s Addiction, Os Mutantes

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Vegetarians, eat your hearts out—

By Kendall Gibson columnist

The next time you meet a vegetarian on campus, ask him or her to bite your arm. The impression their bite makes will clearly show that humans have evolved to eat meat. So why do they refuse? Vegetarians believe that it is unethical and unsustainable to eat meat. Their problem with meat production, specifically, is that it is mean to animals and harmful to the planet. Vegetarians believe that by not eating meat themselves, they save the world from their demand for meat,

The world doesn’t need one of you

therefore driving down meat production overall. Vegetarians are wrong, but I do respect their agenda. I like animals and hate to see them harmed, and I like the planet and hate to see that harmed, too. I just don’t agree with the math. To become a vegetarian and think you’re solving the problem is like dipping a glass into the ocean and thinking you’re draining it. With this many people on the planet, the personal decision whether or not to buy meat has no effect on the industry. The hubris of people to say otherwise

“With this many people on the planet, the personal decision whether or not to buy meat has no effect on the industry.”

is a reflection of their ego, not of data or common sense. Sure, you can say that by being a vegetarian yourself, you are creating a ripple effect. People will admire and join your cause, and a cycle will unfold. But word of mouth is slow and irrelevant in a population as large and as diverse as ours. Plus, for every meat-eater you convert, another will take his or her place. The only course for change in today’s world is concentrated effort. For meat eating to stop or slow down, some organization would need to pass anti-meat legislation, and those laws would have to be implemented on a global scale. Such action would be far more

impactful than writing a tofu recipe. But the bigger question I have for vegetarians, regardless of whether they think they’re making a difference, is why they think that it is wrong to kill animals. Life eats itself. Just look at the animal kingdom. What distinction is there

moral system. Dolphins are demonstrably intelligent creatures, yet they rape their females and hunt with a brutish disdain for other creatures. So since it is for us to decide what ethics are and where they apply, it is possible for us to do away with our apprehension for killing animals. Human suffering is undeniably distinct from animal suffering, because we have the ability to conceptualize what pain means and what death is. Until there is evidence that farm animals experience fear and emotion the same way humans do, I see no difference in the slaughtering of animals and the tilling of wheat.

“But the bigger question I have for vegetarians, regardless of whether they think they’re making a difference, is why they think that it is wrong to kill animals.” between hawks eating mice and humans eating beef? Do you believe that ethics make a distinction? Ethics are unique to mankind. We made them up. No other animal has an equally sophisticated

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Midterm matters: Why you should vote this November By Jen Sifferlen Assistant Editorial Editor

Midterms have been on everyone’s mind this week at Hofstra University, but as exams and the associated stress come to a close, candidates across Nassau County are worried about midterms of a different sort. District Attorney Kathleen Rice, county legislator Kevan Abrahams, former Hofstra professor Frank Scaturro and former Port Authority commissioner Bruce Blakeman have all announced their candidacy for New York’s fourth seat in the House of Representatives. Come Nov. 4, political veterans and hopefuls like those in Nassau County will be voted either in or out of public office in the midterm elections. Hofstra students have been concerned with midterm exams, but along with young voters across the country, show little

interest in elections with the same name. Young people tend to vote less than older generations, especially during non-presidential elections. While 19 percent of all votes in the 2012 presidential election were cast by those under the age of 30, that same age group accounted for only 12 percent of voters in the midterms in 2010, according to a study by The Cook Political Report. Young voter turnout is much stronger in presidential elections. “Without young people, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania would have flipped from Blue to Red,” in 2012, putting Romney in the White house, according to

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement statistics. Future presidential buzz has already established its presence in social media. The day after Obama was reelected in 2012, #Hillary2016 was trending on Twitter, reported Alicia M.

atmosphere is very different. The buzz, the media and the voter pride that builds around campus during the debate is absent this year, and students remain largely unaware of and apathetic about the elections. Americans across the country are unhappy with the performance of the 112th and now, the 113th Congress. The latest Gallup poll reported that only 12 percent of the nation approves of Congress, yet only 6.2 percent of house representatives and 10 percent of senators lost their seats the last time they were up for election, according to statistics from the Brookings Institution. Despite Obama’s recent ef-

“The buzz, the media and the voter pride that builds around campus during the debate is absent this year, and students remain largely unaware of and apathetic about elections.” Cohn for The Hill. Excitement for congressional candidates is much less substantial. Midterms, though, are less glamorous than presidential elections, which contributes to a small young adult presence at the polls. At Hofstra, a 2008 and 2012 presidential debate host, the

forts to govern through executive order, the presidency is weaker than popular opinion seems to suggest. While the president does have veto power and the ears of the nation, it is Congress, often called the first branch of government, which writes and votes on the laws of the land. Young people are not heavily involved in midterm elections. But they should be. Eligible voters of all ages should vote for Rice or Abrahams or Scaturro or Blakeman or whoever is up for election in one’s hometown, district and state. The 2016 presidential elections are more than two years away, and the national political landscape can change dramatically in far less time than that. In the meantime, voters, take care not to overlook the policies of today and the officials who have either been voting in the best interests of their constituents, or have not.

The international student culture clash By Pooja Kumbhar columnist

Music. Junk food. Caffeine. You have your entire arsenal, complete with textbooks and notes, prepared around your computer, and you are ready to battle out the next 24 hours in Hammer Lab before the big exam. You are in the zone, and the only sound you hear is that of the clock ticking, minute by minute, second by second, as you force yourself to learn all seven chapters before daylight. It is completely silent around you. Everyone in the lab seems to be in sync, engrossed deeply in his or her studies. A sudden aggressive outburst then breaks the peace. Startled heads spin around in confusion until everyone identifies the source of noise – it’s that international student in the middle of the room who answered his cell phone

right there and continued to carry a loud conversation in a foreign language without considering those around him. Since then, you occasionally find yourself rolling your eyes when you pass a group of international students studying in the library or in Hammer Lab. We have all been guilty of stereotyping before, or we have at least heard some of

The truth of the matter is, international students hold much more insight about college and American culture than we think. As an English tutor for Hofstra’s University Tutorial Program, I have the opportunity to sit down and talk to many of these students. “Why do students drink alcohol in excess if it makes them feel sick and act stupid? Why do they have sex casually? Why do American girls always look so confident?” These were some of the questions I was bombarded with, not out of contempt, but rather, fascination. The culture clash is immense, and it is hard for the international students to assimilate and make friends in such a vigorous country. “Americans are extreme in expression and always enthusiastic and proud of everything,” said Dutch international student Martijn Teunissen, a senior majoring in business economics. “The

“ students hold much more insight about college and American culture than we think.” the stereotypes that fly around in the Hofstra community. Some common ones are that international students always carry the latest Apple products, they all work as RSRs, and they stick together in groups because they are antisocial towards Americans.

Chinese International students on the other hand are very humble and shy.” Americans tend to have strong personalities, which can come off as intimidating to even the most eager of students who seek to assimilate in our culture. Many of these students want to break out of their comfort groups and make American friends, but find it difficult to do so because of the language barrier and the lack of confidence in certain social practices. “Americans are kind hearted, talkative, always ready to help people and always look energetic and positive,” said Lu Chen, a second-year Chinese International student of Hofstra’s MBA program. “Many Chinese

students wish to make friends with other Americans and experience opportunities like going to the bars, studying together, and attending more activities.” When we believe that international students are resistant to get to know us and the American culture, we are too doused in our own ignorant complexes to realize that we come off just as resistant to be open to them. It’s time to put aside the preconceived notions. Next time you see a Chinese International student sitting next to you in Hammer Lab, instead of staring at their container of Wasabi Peas with strange Korean writing on it, extend a hand, ask for a munch, and get to know a new culture.

“Americans tend to have strong personalities, which can come off as intimidating to even the most eager of students...”

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Hofstra to host international soccer conference By Jean Pierre Guzhnay special to the chronicle

Hofstra University will be hosting the largest academic international soccer conference in the United States from April 10 to April 13. The high point of the event is keynote speaker Pelé, who will be receiving an honorary degree and a permanent plaque at Shuart Stadium. “The Cultural Center has compared the size, and importance, of the conference to those of the Presidential Conferences,” said Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, who co-directed the event alongside Dr. Brenda Elsey, both professors from the history department at Hofstra. Pelé is arguably the greatest player the sport has ever seen. He has won the FIFA World Cup three times, in 1958, 1962 and 1970, the only player to do so; and he is the all-time leading goal scorer for the national team of Brazil. In addition to his extraordinary career, he also had the opportunity to come out of semi-retirement to play for the New York Cosmos in the season of 1975. The Cosmos, who will kick off their season on the last day of the event on April 13, has been closely associated with Hofstra in

the past and present, as Shuart stadium is the home field of the club to which all students are welcomed with reduced student ticket prices. In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the “Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics” conference will allow the student body opportunities to explore soccer in a whole new way. Pugliese described the sport as a “cultural phenomenon” that can open up new areas of interest. “We have about 30 different panels, everything from politics, economics, to the history of the world cups,” said Pugliese, who also teaches a course on the history of soccer at the university. “Wherever you go around the world, with the rise of television, you’ll find Barcelona or Manchester United fans in the smallest villages. No sport in the U.S. can compare to that.” Shortly after Pelé’s arrival in New York, former European and South American stars also joined the ranks of the Cosmos. Players like Franz Beckenbauer, who won the 1974 World Cup with West Germany, joined Pelé in 1977, winning the soccer bowl that year. However, after these and other large-impact players in the sport retired, the North American Soccer League went on a

This picture was taken during a 1987 photoshoot in New York City.

decline. Since the creation of Major League Soccer in the U.S. and Canada in 1994, teams such as the New York Red Bulls and the Seattle Sounders have had raucous fans attend home games to show their support, similar to the impact the Cosmos had in the ‘70s. According to Pugliese, the conference will attract media from all over the world. There are over 125 speakers from 25 different countries, “from Argentina to Uruguay, [including] around a dozen speakers from the U.K, speakers from Israel, Japan, Asia, [and] all over the world,” said Pugliese. He also confirmed the attendance of George Wahl from Sports Illustrated and Matthew Futterman from The Wall Street Journal, among other soccer journalists. The conference will have panels covering different aspects of soccer that may interest students from the perspective of their respective majors. Some of those topics are, “Gender and Sexuality,” “Philosophy of Football” and “Political Mobilization: Reform and Revolution.” Besides journalists, former players, and coaches attending the conference, scholars from

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Pelé, one of the greatest soccer players of all time, hosts an opening ceremony.

all around the world will also join together to demonstrate the sport from an academic perspective. Dr. Jennifer Doyle from the University of California, an English department professor who runs “The Sports Spectacle” blog, will be joining sports writer and broadcaster Dr. David Goldblatt, who teaches at Bristol University in the U.K. and Pitzer College in the U.S., as the event’s keynote speakers. Pugliese described the event as an “hybrid combining the academic world and the popular sport. … There are people who are coming to the conference who have never played soccer before and look at the sport on a strictly academic or scholarly point of view.” The panels at the conference will give students the opportunity to learn about the sport or its relationship with society. Students may also have a chance for direct interactions with the journalists and speakers who will cover, attend, or speak at the event. “You should never say, oh, that doesn’t interest me, I’m not going to bother with it,” said Pugliese. “As part of a liberal arts educa-

tion, you should always be open to a new kind of music, or a sport like soccer.” When speaking about the development of the event, Pugliese praised fellow coordinator Elsey and the Cultural Center for being helpful through obstacles in dealing with logistical problems. “Professor Elsey has many contacts including FIFA, overall everyone did a great amount of work in the development,” Pugliese said. The event is from Thursday, April 10, through Sunday, April 13, which includes some of the activities like the panels, book signings and the Cosmos game. However Pugliese regurgitates that the Friday symposium, where Pelé will be speaking and receiving an honorary degree, is the must-go day if students are not able to attend the whole conference. The “Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics” conference is an opportunity to explore a culture that is closely tied to the history of Hofstra’s Shuart stadium.

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Smith’s squad struggling, loses three games in a row By Sean Williams sports editor

The Hofstra women’s lacrosse team went cold with spring around the corner, losing three straight games from March 15 to March 22. The arduous week featured two ranked opponents and two away games for the Pride, who floundered after winning three straight games. The first match was a home game against No. 20 Ohio State University. The Pride dropped an 11-10 overtime contest to the Buckeyes last year, and this season saw a similar final outcome, with Hofstra losing a two-goal lead with ten minutes leftover. “A few bounces didn’t go our way today; unfortunately that happens,” head coach Shannon Smith said after the game. “Overall our team played a great game, we just need to finish the last five minutes.”

Star junior Brittain Altomare had 5 points and 7 draw controls for the Pride, supporting a large part of an offense that has been somewhat disappointing this year. Altomare has 42 points on the year; the next highest scorer on the team had 11 points. “I think it’s all starting to click for her. She’s so quick behind the key, she sees the field very well,” Smith said. “Offensively we started to click, except sometimes we weren’t finishing our shots out there.” Hofstra led 5-4 at the half. But the Buckeyes rallied later in the game as the Pride’s offense quieted, and in the end, all Hofstra had to show for a hardfought game was a 9-8 loss. “I think we recognized that we always play them really tough and they always play us really tough, and that does make it emotional,” Altomare said. The Pride didn’t get much of

a break before traveling down to Philadelphia to play against Temple University. The Owls sat on a 2-5 record before the Pride arrived, and the hosts upset Hofstra with a stunning 9-8 overtime victory. “We can’t keep relying on our defense to keep us in the game. Offensively we’ve got to step up,” Smith said. Gregerson had 12 saves for the Pride, and Hofstra jumped out to a 7-1 lead late in the first half before collapsing later in the game. Once again Altomare was the fulcrum of the Pride’s attack, scoring 4 goals and contributing 2 assists on 6 shots. The Pride were bullied on draw controls on the whole, as Temple had 14 draw controls to the Pride’s 7. “We lost our composure, we weren’t winning the draw controls in the second half, and we were forcing the ball in transition and

Photo courtesy of Hofstra Athletics Freshman Erika Neumen charges down the field while maintaining possession.

on the attacking end,” Smith said. Last weekend the Pride again traveled, this time northwest, to play Albany University. The Great Danes were receiving votes in the top 20 national poll, and their talent showed in a 10-5 drubbing of an exhausted Pride team. “We started out flat, we didn’t come out with a lot of intensity, and Albany is very well-coached,”

Smith said afterwards. “It was definitely a tough week for us last week. We have to get a lot better at a lot of different areas on the field right now,” Smith said. The Pride play Rutgers on Wednesday the 26th and then get a break, not playing conferencepowerhouse Towson until April 4.

lead, 11-8. A last minute goal passed for the Dragons, but only made the final score 11-9. “I’m really proud of [Coholan],” said Tierney. “You pray for games like that for a young man who returns to your university for a fifth season.” Outside of the offensive front goalie, Chris Selva, was able to

grab 33 saves over the course of the week including 13 against Drexel. Hofstra is now 5-3 this season, but stands 2-0 in CAA play with conference opponent Towson up next at home on March 29. The Tigers boast a 7-2 record thus far, while being 1-0 in the conference.

Coholan named player of week as HU goes 2-1 By Kyle Kandetzki staff writer

The Pride entered a tough three-game stretch, with resolve to continue their winning streak into conference play. Though Hofstra stumbled midway through, they ended the week looking to start a new streak. The Pride beat conference opponents, Delaware and Drexel, but fell to the Big East’s, St. John’s Red Storm, in overtime. “2-0 in the conference means a lot for the team, but you focus on each game one at a time,” said head coach Seth Tierney. Starting March 15, Hofstra opened up play in the CAA against the Delaware Blue Hens, who were on a four-game win streak, while the Pride was looking for their fourth consecutive win. A streak of six unanswered scores in the second and third quarter would overpower Delaware and give Hofstra an 11-9 win. Most scores from the game came from Torin Varn, with three goals, Lance Yapor and Drew Coholan, who both had two goals and an assist.

Llinares suffered an injury during the game and did not return until the game against Drexel. “The key to wins like these is poise,” said Tierney. “When we’re down we never hit the panic button, and when it gets close we hang in there.” On Tuesday, Hofstra traveled to Jamaica, Queens, to play an out-of-conference game against St. John’s. The game was a back-andforth affair, with each team trading blows in the form of consecutive goals until the other team returned with a streak of their own. The turning point of the match came in the second and third quarters, when St. John’s posted four goals in a row to go from being down two, to up 9-7. Mike Malave had his best game of the 2014 season with three goals along with a pair of assists. Drew Coholan would also post three scores; Lance Yapor, two, along with Finn Sullivan and Torin Varn adding one. “This game leaves a bad taste in our mouth,” said Tierney. “We had plenty [of] opportunities to win, but now we have to go back

and do a better job of finishing the job.” But the main event of Hofstra’s week came against conference opponent, the Drexel Dragons, in what was the inaugural HEADstrong Foundation Hero Bowl in Philadelphia. The game opened up with an immediate power shift with Hofstra taking a 3-0 lead by Malave, Yapor, Llinares, but by the middle of the second quarter the Dragons would battle back to tie the game at 3-3. The third quarter had Hofstra lengthening their lead by one after Yapor received his second score four minutes in. Drew Coholan would get his second score with three minutes remaining, making the score 8-4. But once again, Drexel would string scores together to tie the game once more, thanks to two scores late in the third, and two early in the fourth. Just one minute after the game was tied, Coholan took the game in his own hands to give himself a fivegoal game. Coholan scored three times unanswered in a five-minute period to give the Pride back their

Photo courtesy of Hofstra Athletics Sophomore Brian von Bargen outmaneuvers a defender while cradling the ball.


The Chronicle

MARCH 27, 2014 • A 17

Women’s basketball falls to Drexel in the CAA By Lauren Del Valle news assistant editor

Though the Pride stole both season matches by a bucket in the final seconds, the third time was the charm for the Drexel Dragons as the Pride fell 60-55. Women’s basketball ended their season in the quarterfinal game as the 5th seed in the CAA championship tournament. A few Pride members received CAA conference honors for their overall season performance. Freshman forward Elo Edeferioka joined the CAA All-Rookie Team. Edeferioka averaged 7.4 rebounds, a team high, and 6.3 points per game. She started 21 out of the 28 season matches. Senior forward Anma Onyeuku received All-Academic and AllCAA Third Team honors in her finale season. The team leader

on and off the court led the team in points per game, averaging 11.7. Onyeuku contributed 20 double-digit season performances and five double-doubles. On defense, she notched 20 steals, a team-high, and 6.5 rebounds per game, second-highest on the team. Annie Payton joined her fellow senior on the All-CAA Third Team squad. The guard followed Onyeuku in points averaging 11.3 per game, and shot 79 percent from the line all season. Payton broke 20 points in five different season contests. A bleary-eyed KilburnSteveskey took the podium with sophomore guard Alexis Carter for the final post-game press conference of the season. Drexel contained Payton and Onyeuku, as they had six and two game points, respectively.

Carter rose to the occasion, scoring a career-high 13 points and pulling six rebounds. Sophomore guard Asia Jackson also helped pick up slack, tallying 15 points, 13 of which she scored in the second half. Drexel head coach Denise Dillon spoke to her team’s defensive success shutting down Hofstra’s offense. The Dragons aimed to force shots out of offensive flow and deny dribble penetration and post-entry passes. Drexel’s strategic elimination of Payton and Onyeuku hurt the otherwise young Hofstra squad looking for direction on the floor, according to Kilburn-Steveskey. Now having completed her eighth season, KilburnSteveskey’s signed a multi-year contract in October to continue with the squad.

Photo Courtesy of Hofstra Athletics Senior Annie Payton evades defenders in the paint and shoots a layup.


women’s tennis

3/27 Thursday

3/28 Friday

v.s. Fairfield University 3:00 P.M.

3/29 Saturday

4/2 Wednesday

v.s. marist college 11:00 A.M.

7:00 P.M.


towson invitational @ towson University doubleheader



4/1 Tuesday




3/31 Monday

v.s. wagner college 12:00 P.M.

v.s. wagner college 12:00 P.M.

men’s tennis

3/30 Sunday

@ towson University 3:00 P.M.

@ towson University 2:00 P.M.

@ towson University 1:00 P.M.

v.s. fordham university 4:00 P.M.

v.s. delaware state university doubleheader

@ towson University 1:00 P.M.

v.s. manhattan college 3:00 P.M.

v.s. NYIT 3:00 P.M.

hoya invitational

A 18 •MARCH 27, 2014


The Chronicle

Baseball moves to 7-9 before conference play By Zach Mongillo staff writer

The Hofstra baseball team moved to 7-9 on the season, after winning two games and losing two since the start of spring break. The Pride’s tough stretch of non-conference games finally came to a conclusion this past Tuesday, as they lost 4-12 to St. John’s Red Storm at home. Hofstra’s offense recorded 11 hits and 4 walks in the game, but had trouble bringing its base runners home. The team stranded 10 men on base throughout the afternoon, a tough pill to swallow for head coach John Russo. “It seemed like we got two quality at-bats in a row, and then the third guy never really came through,” Russo said. “We’ve got to have better at bats, better quality at bats. The bottom line is better approaches.” St. John’s starting pitcher, right-hander Chris Kalica, made it tough for the Pride to get these runners home. Though Hofstra

was the first on the board, scoring one run in the bottom of the first inning, they couldn’t get much going afterward. “He really settled down in the third through the sixth inning with his off-speed stuff, and we just didn’t make any good adjustments. So, you’ve got to give him credit,” said Russo. Things did not go so smoothly for the Pride on the defensive side of the ball, either. The team committed a season-high five fielding errors and had trouble keeping the Red Storm’s batters off base. “That’s not a typical day for us. We’d been fielding about .976 up until that, which is pretty good. We’re going to have to get better at fielding the baseball. To do that, 5 errors, 9 walks, that’s losing baseball,” said Russo. The Pride used a total of eight pitchers during the game, using seven of them to finish the final 5.1 innings. While it was an extremely high number of relievers, Coach Russo felt that it was

Photo courtesy of Hofstra Athletics Junior Brian Macdonald swings and misses getting his second strikeout against St. John’s.

necessary to get his pitchers innings before conference play starts this coming weekend. “We went six days without playing since Fordham. Tomorrow’s game is really in doubt, and I didn’t want them to go almost two weeks without getting on the mound, so playing today was a must. ... Getting guys in on the mound was a must,” said Russo. One of these pitchers was senior David D’Errico, who was the team’s No. 1 starter to begin the season before going down with an elbow injury. D’Errico did not record an out, but he looked healthy and the coaching staff saw it as beneficial to get him back on the mound. “We felt it was time for him to start to throw. We hated that he had to throw in 35-degree weather, but I didn’t want Towson, a conference game, being his first time out there. Win, lose or draw, I thought today was a good outing for David just for the fact of getting out there.” This loss came after a relatively successful spring break, in which Hofstra picked up two wins and a loss. The Pride began spring break by splitting a double-header at Furman University in Greenvlle, SC, on March 15. Hofstra won game one of the series 4-2, as senior Matt Ford put the Pride on top with a 2-run double in the seventh inning. The team’s pitching was excellent as well, as starter Nick Kozlowski allowed just two earned runs and struck out four batters over eight innings, and closer Brett Schreiber came in for the save. The Pride then dropped the nightcap 4-5 in an extra-inning thriller. Shortstop Dalton Rouleau went 3 for 5 with 2 runs and an RBI, but this wasn’t enough to give Hofstra the win. The Paladins won the game in the 10th inning as right-fielder Heath Burton recorded a walk-off RBIsingle to right center field. Hofstra then returned to University Field on March 19 to play its first home game of the season, as the Pride beat Fordham University 11-4. Senior Graham Tebbit guided the Pride to the win with a stel-

Photo courtesy of Hofstra Athletics Senior Graham Tebbit was pulled after pitching three and two third innings.

lar pitching performance, as he came in to relieve starter Brian MacDonald. Tebbit went a careerlong five innings, while striking out seven batters and not allowing a single run. MacDonald’s grand slam in the third inning is what lifted Hofstra to victory on the offensive side of the plate. But this victory wasn’t an entirely positive game for Hofstra, as the squad’s starting shortstop Dalton Rouleau left in the third inning with an injury. Rouleau is in danger of missing the rest of the season, which would be a crushing blow for the Pride. “You’re talking about a firstteam All-CAA player. He’s such a good leader on and off the field, I think him and Ford have such a good chemistry at short and second. It’s a tough thing to lose,” said head coach John Russo. “You hate losing his at bat in the order, you hate losing him on the bases — he had eight stolen bases. Losing him affects us in every direction, you can’t hide from that.” Replacing Rouleau at shortstop will be freshman Brad Witkowski, who’s currently batting .222 in his 18 at bats.

“I think Brad’s going to be able to do some big things over his career, we just need him to do them sooner rather than later,” Russo said. With Towson and other conference matchups coming up, the team is going to have to try and correct a lot the problems they encountered over the past month. “I think everything starts on the hill, we need Nick Kozlowski to pitch really well and we need David Jesch to throw well in his game-two start. We’ve got Schreiber out there, but the big question is who to go to after Schrieber is out of our bullpen,” Russo said. “You’ve got to win on the road by playing great defense — I don’t think we’re going to win many offensive games on the road. So we’ve just got to pitch better.” The Pride’s three-game series against Towson begins on Friday at 3 p.m. in Towson, Maryland. The team will then return to University Field for a game against Manhattan College at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and another against NYIT at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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MARCH 27, 2014 •A 19

Wrestling ambitions crushed in the NCAA’s By Frank Aimetti staff writer

Four Pride wrestlers entered the NCAA tournament in Oklahoma City and all suffered harsh endings to what were great seasons. Seniors Jamie Franco (125 pounds) and Luke Vaith (141 pounds), as well as graduatestudent Joe Booth (165 pounds) and junior Cody Ruggirello (149 pounds) all qualified for the NCAA tournament as a result of their performance in the EIWA championships. However, only Vaith and Booth survived the first day of the tournament. Jamie Franco had the difficult draw of opening up his tournament against second-seeded Nahshon Garrett from Cornell University. Franco would lose a 12-1 decision to Garrett before participating in his last collegiate match, where he was pinned in 2:14 by Conor Youtsey of Michigan. Cody Ruggirello opened the day on a positive note, rallying to a 10-7 victory over Kevin Birmingham of Davidson. Nonetheless, despite Ruggirello’s strong opening performance, he would drop a 9-3 decision to 15th

Photos by Lindsey Mechalik Senior Luke Vaith contains his opponent and maintains his grip during his final moments at the NCAA tournament.

seed Mitchell Minotti of Lehigh, and a hard-fought 10-6 decision to 2nd seed Nick Dardanes of Minnesota. Luke Vaith, the 8th seed at 141 pounds, opened his day with a win, scoring an 8-2 victory over Steven Rodrigues of Illinois. Vaith would falter against Evan Henderson of North Carolina, where he was pinned at 4:03 of the second round, but Vaith’s 1-1 record was enough to allow him to advance further in the tournament. Joe Booth, the 9th seed at

165 pounds, also notched a 1-1 record on the first day of the tournament, first impressing with a 10-2 major victory over Lock Haven’s Jake Kemerer. Booth lost his second match 8-5 to Iowa State’s Michael Moreno, but did enough to progress in the tournament. With only Booth and Vaith remaining from the Pride, the goal for both was to achieve AllAmerican honors. However, they would both fall one victory short of achieving their goals. To start the second day of the

tournament, Vaith dominated Daniel Neff of Lock Haven en route to a 12-2 major decision. His next opponent would be Lavion Mayes of Missouri, whom he defeated by a score of 6-2. This led to a match against 11th seed Joey Lazor of Northern Iowa with All-American honors on the line. The lone point of the match was scored when Lazor posted an escape with only 1:15 left in the third round. In what is surely a bitter pill to swallow, this match ended Vaith’s

Associate Head Coach Larissa Anderson. “We just did not play to the best of our ability to give ourselves an opportunity [to win].” JMU won the series opener 5-3 led by Jailyn Ford, the 2013 CAA Rookie of the Year, who recorded nine strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs. “She’s one of the best pitchers in the country,” said Anderson. “She’s tough. She’s competitive.

She makes a big pitch when she has to.” The Pride knocked out Ford in the top of the seventh inning, when senior Tori Rocha scored on a throwing error and Becca Bigler’s two-run homerun. The Pride’s comeback came up short when junior Heather Kiefer relieved Ford and got final two outs, sealing Hofstra pitcher Morgan Lashley’s first loss of the season. The second game of the day was knotted at 1 prior to the sixth inning when JMU scored 4 runs to take a commanding lead. The go-ahead run scored on an RBI double before freshman Taylor Newton, who hit a solo homerun in the previous inning, blasted a three-run homerun to bring the score to 5-1. “We had our opportunities, but we just didn’t get that key hit or that key at-bat when we needed it,” said Anderson, as the Pride left a combined 15 runners on base between both games. “We

just have to have more quality at-bats when we have those opportunities.” In the final game of the series, Newton came up big again for JMU as she hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving JMU the win. Hofstra was held without a run in the top of the seventh. Going into spring break, the Pride won both of their games in the Hofstra Invitational. Lashley got her ninth win of the season in a 5-1 win over Fairfield before Taylor Pirone recorded a 3-2 victory over Columbia, with Lashley picking up the save. After sophomore Chloe Fitzgerald scored on a throwing error, sophomore Maggie Hawkins came to the plate with two runners on base and smashed a ball over the fence, giving Hofstra a 4-0 lead over Fairfield. The Pride scored a fifth run on a sac-fly in the fourth inning, off the bat of Rachael Senatore, before Fairfield scored

collegiate career. Luke qualified for the NCAA tournament three times during his time at Hofstra, was the CAA Champion in 2012 and finished his senior season with an extremely strong record of 31-8. Booth would open up the second day of his tournament run with an electrifying 4-2 sudden victory against Austin Wilson of Nebraska. Booth would record his second victory on day two of the tournament against Jim Wilson of Stanford, whom he beat 8-2. Booth’s next match would be against Citadel’s Turtogtokh Luvsandorj, who was seeded 11th. An extremely tough match eventually led to Luvsandorj being declared the victor by a score of 4-3. Booth qualified for the NCAA tournament four times during his collegiate career, including three times prior at Drexel. Booth finished as the 2014 EIWA champion and reached a record of 106-35 during his four years of eligibility. From a team perspective, the Pride finished with 7 points, which gave them 40th place out of a field of 66 schools. Penn State won the tournament with 109.5 points.

Morgan Lashley gets her first loss of the season By Alex Pineda staff writer

The Pride’s10-game winning streak, going back to 2013 in league play, was snapped as they were swept in three games by James Madison University in a rematch of last year’s CAA championship game. Hofstra fell to 0-3 in conference play and 13-6 overall. “We have to play better,” said

Photo courtesy of Hofstra Athletics Junior Erin Trippi prepares to swing and get her second hit in the 5-1 JMU loss.

their lone run of the day in the top of the sixth inning. In the second game, the Pride jumped on the scoreboard with 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. An RBI double by Becca Bigler scored Senatore before a throwing error allowed Bigler to cross the plate. Pirone gave up a run in the third inning, but the Pride immediately answered back. Senatore scored her second run of the day on an RBI double by Erin Trippi in the bottom of the frame. The Pride will travel to Rutgers today to play a double header, which was originally slated for yesterday but rescheduled due to weather.

Back Cover: Graduate Joe Booth puts an opponent into submission.

The Hofstra


Luke Vaith and Joe Booth both fall one

Close but no cigar Photo by Lindsey Mechalik

win short of All-American honors

The Hofstra Chronicle: March 27th, 2014 Issue  

The March 27th issue of The Hofstra Chronicle, the student newspaper of Hofstra University on Long Island, NY.

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