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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
KEEPING THE HOFSTRA COMMUNITY INFORMED SINCE 1935
LOCKDOWN Garden City shooting shuts down local area
By Ehlayna Napolitano news editor
It was nearing 11 a.m. on Wednesday when Emanuela Ambrosio was told to stop shopping at Roosevelt Field Mall. Ambrosio and her friend were asked to exit the store Lush by sales associates, who were notified that they had to shut down the store. As they attempted to approach the exit of the mall, they could not get out. Shots were fired outside of mall property on 645 South St. in East Garden City at 10:10 a.m. The alleged shooter’s name is Sang Ho Kim. When Nassau Police arrived on the scene, they found two victims with gunshot wounds. One of the victims was in surgery at the time of publication and their condition remains unknown. The other victim was killed. The suspect then fled towards the mall in a 2008 white Honda Pilot. Shortly after action was taken on campus to lock gates, Public Safety received notification from NCPD that the shooting did not pose a threat to Hofstra, which is why campus was never officially locked down. The mall, however, was put on strict lockdown. No one was allowed to leave or enter the mall, and a widespread police presence was established inside. “It was nerve-racking to know you couldn’t get out of the situation,” said Ambrosio, sophomore English major. She was present during the immediate aftermath of the shooting . “We were just trying to figure out where to go,” Ambrosio said.
Jake Nussbaum/The Chronicle Students received text notifications via CANN with updates on campus security on Wednesday. “They weren’t letting anybody out.” Confusion surrounding the attack echoed throughout the area with businesses and schools on high alert and in many cases, locked down. Social media exploded with tweets and comments from concerned students, residents and alumni.
At Hofstra, a Campus Alert Notification Network (CANN) notification was sent out to students, alerting them to the shooting. They also issued a description of the suspect, stating that he was a “male Asian, 6’ driving a white Honda Pilot” with a New York license plate. The CANN notification also
let students know that safety precautions were being taken on campus, including locking the gates on North Campus and the Netherlands. “When we heard just like everyone else did [about the shooting], we made a decision… to staff the gates,” said Karen O’Callaghan, director of Public Safety. “We
could check vehicles coming on and off campus.” However, the safety precautions being taken by Hofstra and surrounding schools, as well as up to date news developments, remained unknown to those still locked within the mall. “Nobody knew what was going on outside the mall,” Ambrosio said. “Everyone was calling their loved ones and telling them they were okay.” Phone calls were a prime mode of communication as the story developed. The front desk in the Hofstra Information Center had phones ringing all throughout the morning and early afternoon. “The front desk was extremely busy with parents and students [calling],” O’Callaghan said. Inside the mall, Ambrosio said the air was one of nervous anticipation. “I was calmer than I probably should have been,” she said. “A couple of people were freaking out…[but] people weren’t very hysterical. It was sort of an uncomfortable [anxiety] rather than mass hysteria.” It was early afternoon before the mall began allowing people to leave, according to Ambrosio. However, cars were still not allowed into the parking lot, and people were not allowed to loiter out front. All local lockdowns were lifted around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. As of late Wednesday night, police are conducting a manhunt as the suspect is still at large. Additional reporting by Samantha Neudorf
A 2 • September 26, 2013
Hazing still prevalent in clubs By Michelle LaFiura
special to the chronicle
National Hazing Prevention Week began on Monday and will continue until the end of the week in an effort to educate students about the dangers of hazing. Hazing rituals have led to serious injuries and even deaths at other universities. The Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA) along with the Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council (IFSC) had events and information sessions throughout the week to hold important discussions and raise hazing awareness. IFSC is the governing board of Greek life and is helping to sponsor awareness events for this week. “[It is] a good conversation to start on campus, because [Greek organizations] are trying to shed the reputation,” said Spencer MacDonald, president of Phi Delta Theta and a member of the IFSC. Members of Greek organizations were asked on Wednesday
to sign a pledge and wear red ribbons for hazing prevention. IFSC also partnered with the organization Ask Big Questions on Thursday to discuss respect and the importance of community building. However, some students felt that talking about the dangers of hazing does nothing to prevent it. “I think the pledge might have an influence, but people are still going to do what they want,” said Christian Mason, a freshman psychology major. The new membership process intimidates other students. “I would definitely join a frat if there wasn’t any hazing,” said Jared Goodman, a freshman radio and television major. Fraternities and sororities have a reputation that follows them everywhere, regardless of whether or not it is true. “Before coming to Hofstra, I had seen a lot of stuff in movies that worried me. I think there are many negative connotations associated with them,” said Danielle Oliveras, a freshman
undecided major, said about sororities. However, the University has taken initiative to correct these problems. To ease student concerns when choosing to join Greek life, organizations are routinely reviewed. Those with allegations of hazing are prevented from participating in events like Greek Week or the parade of floats at Fall Fest, This can result in a lower rating. The ratings are a new system used by the University to grade fraternities and sororities based on university engagement and academic excellence, according to MacDonald. Attendance at National Hazing Prevention Week’s events will also help to increase ratings. “The University takes any allegation very seriously and our office works closely with Public Safety, Community Standards and other departments during these potential violations,” said Mario Bolanos, assistant director of OSLA. Phi Delta Theta is currently the only organization with a five-star
rating, according to Hofstra’s fraternity and sorority life webpage. Alpha Phi Alpha and Malik, on the contrary, have only one star. According to OSLA, “Chapter[s] with an average [of] one star are usually on the verge of losing recognition at Hofstra University or nationally.” If they do not meet the three-star requirements by next semester, they could potentially lose Hofstra recognition. Zoe Hoffman, junior public relations major, vice president of academic affairs in Delta Phi Epsilon and the programmer of IFSC, acknowledged that hazing would always be present. “We know it happens, and we’re not going to pretend that it doesn’t, but we want to reduce the percentage,” Hoffman said Wednesday morning while inviting people in the student center to sign the anti-hazing pledge. “We know organizations [haze] to build respect. What’s something positive you can do to build respect [instead]?”
special to the chronicle
As Hofstra students enter the depths of the fall semester they begin to face an ever-increasing downpour of schoolwork, stress and according to some students, water from the University’s sprinkler system. Hofstra students have begun to criticize the campus sprinkler system after witnessing flooded walkways, dry plant beds and soaked classmates. In particular, commuters have found themselves to be a part of an impromptu obstacle course as they leave their cars for class each day. “Sometimes you just don’t even notice. While you’re walking, as [the sprinklers are] turning it comes up on top of you. That’s when you notice,” said Dennis Graspas, a junior biology major. According to Graspas, it is sometimes difficult to get to class due to the sprinkler system’s wrath veering into pathways that
many students frequent. “They could do a better job. They could find a better way to prevent [the sprinklers] from blocking the pavements,” said Graspas. Other Hofstra students have stated that while they have been fortunate enough to avoid the splash zones, many of their classmates and friends have not had such luck. “I have had classmates who have come into class absolutely soaked,” said Olivia Rutigliano, journalism major. “They were upset.” Graspas recommended that the Grounds Department base their watering schedules on the school’s daily foot traffic. “They could probably find out how many students take class at a certain time and have them on when there is not as much foot traffic based on that,” said Graspas. However, the criticisms and suggestions of some students about the irrigation system hold
little water, according to employees of Hofstra’s Physical Plant Department. Foreman V.J. Butler stated most sprinklers are already on a strict daily schedule and that some of the students’ recommendations are already in use. “Normally they’re on for 30 to 45 minutes each night. Maintenance normally puts them on manually during the day if it’s needed for a specific area,” said Butler. A maintenance employee said that the Physical Plant Department and Grounds Department are constantly looking after the University’s irrigation system. The employee who chose to remain anonymous added that workers are called to replace broken sprinkler caps, unclog hoses and shore up leaks in the irrigation system on a daily basis in addition to their routine tasks. “They’re constantly working on them and they rarely ever get a break,” said Vinny Campagna, the plant department assistant
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foreman. Dr. Robert Brinkmann, director of sustainability studies, applauded the Grounds Department’s daily efforts, supporting Campagna’s statements. Brinkmann has published a variety of works that focus on topics such as urban and suburban environmental sustainability, urban storm water pollution and climate change policy. “To be honest, I think the grounds department does a pretty amazing job keeping our campus looking good and ensuring that the herbarium is up to national standards,” said Brinkmann Brinkmann offered some advice to students who are getting soaked. “Whenever I’ve seen any problem with watering or maintenance, I call over there and they take care of it,” said Brinkmann.
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September 26, 2013 • A 3
Sen. Schumer promotes loan program By Samantha Neudorf editor-in-chief
“Kids need college.” Those were the words Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., opened with when he addressed the Hofstra community about a loan forgiveness program on Monday. This loan forgiveness program provides incentives for students to consider public sector jobs, but it might not be the right fit for everyone. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer visited Hofstra University on Monday to promote his Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is a program that allows workers in the public sector to pay off student loans and eventually have the loan forgiven, as long as the loan was borrowed after 2007. Public sector jobs include government and non-profit jobs, such as teachers, nurses, firefighters, and soldiers. The program allows students to pay 15 percent of their discretionary income each month for the loan payment. After 10 years, qualified loans will be forgiven. As a strong supporter of the PSLF program, Schumer believes that students should receive
pursue a college degree and be able to pay for it without the fear of debt. Schumer drafted a letter to the federal Department of Education and the Department of Labor to make sure that students know about these benefits. Rosanna Perotti, a political science professor at the University, attended the conference and agreed that the program was something that students should take advantage of. “This is a wonderful thing,” Perotti said. “Students who major in political science usually go on to work in government… it’s a real financial sacrifice.” Perotti explained that private sector jobs tend to have a better pay than public sector jobs. “Many of the students in entry level jobs in government and interest groups barely make enough money to keep themselves going,” Perotti said. “They do it because they love it.” Senior community health major Jade Coyle said she considered pursuing a public sector job after hearing about the PSLF program because she has student loans. “It would be beneficial… if I can pay it back,” Coyle said. Bushra Huq, freshman unde-
cided major, said that she might want to pursue a job in chemistry and does not have a large amount of student loans. She considered trying out the program, like Coyle. “If I want to take another student loan or take another loan to pay off my tuition in the future, then sure, why not? It would probably be a good idea,” Huq said. The only question Huq raised was if the PSLF program would charge an interest rate. “It would depend if they have to pay more or pay less,” Huq said. Sophomore broadcast journalism major Joseph Toomey said he might give the program a chance, but not right away. He has student loans and eventually wants to become a television reporter. “Maybe down the line, [I’d want to do] teaching if I was in television for a while. But, probably not right away,” Toomey said. “Maybe 20 years down the line.” Toomey thought that the program is a good idea because it would help him pay off his loans faster and get out of debt sooner, but it might not be ideal at the moment. “It would be a good idea for
Che Sullivan/The Chronicle Sen. Chuck Schumer held a press conference Monday to garner support for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. those who are interested in those types of jobs,” Toomey said. Schumer noted that the program might eventually open for students pursuing private sector jobs, but this is a good start. “This is a good step for your
compadres — a good step for them to go to college,” said Schumer. “But, we’re working on it.”
• Starting in January, even if a club is not SGArecognized, they will still be able to receive funding for campus-wide events. Each club will be allowed two events per year.
SGA WEEKLY WRAP UP Compiled by Nico Machlitt
• SGA recognized Fashion Avenue as an on campus club. Last year with She’s the First, they held a charity fashion show and raised 400 dollars. They plan to hold a fashion show this year. • SGA also recognized Mind and Body as an on campus club. This club will work with the fitness center to hold classes each month to promote a healthy lifestyle. They will have a trainer and nutritionist and the cost of the classes is still undetermined.
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Public Safety Briefs
PS responded to a complaint of a loud party at Estabrook Hall on Sept. 20. The partygoers were told to quiet down, which they did. However around 30 minutes later, the volume had risen again. Two residents were issued summonses for failure to comply.
a noise complaint in Rensselaer House. Several underage students and non-students were found in a room with open cans of beer. The beer was confiscated and two students were issued summonses and three guests were banned from campus.
after, one of the non-students illegally reentered the building. The RSR notified PS, who responded and apprehended the student. NCPD was notified, responded and conducted interviews. The non-student was arrested for criminal trespassing.
An RA in Nassau Hall reported to PS that while on rounds he or she smelled marijuana coming from inside a room on Sept. 20. PS responded, entered and found the smell of marijuana was strong inside. No marijuana was found, but a half gallon of vodka was recovered. Four students were issued summonses.
A student accidentally discharged a pepper spray can in a dorm room in Breukelen House on Sept. 22 which caused smoke. PS responded and the house was cleared until the condition was rectified. The canister was recovered and the student was issued a summons for violation of University regulations.
A student in Nassau Hall was found to be in possession of a BB gun on Sept. 23. It was confiscated and the student was issued a summons.
A student reported that between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, he placed his belongings in an unsecured locker in the Fitness Center. His wallet, containing $100 and several credit cards, and his iPhone were missing. A search was conducted which yielded no results. A report was filed with the NCPD. On Sept. 22, PS responded to
On Sept. 22, PS responded to the smell of marijuana in Estabrook Hall. Several students and non-students were found inside the room. The occupants became verbally abusive with the PSO, who called for backup. The situation was calmed and three students were issued summonses and two non-students were banned from campus. Shortly
report of the theft was filed with the NCPD. A student reported to PS that his or her vehicle, parked behind Breslin Hall, was scratched by a key on the hood and passenger side on Sept. 24. Police assistance was declined at this time.
Key PS- Public Safety PSO- Public Safety Officer RA- Resident Assistant HIC- Hofstra Information Center Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano
On Sept. 23, a student reported that, after returning to campus after the weekend, she discovered that her iPod and her Michael Kors watch were missing. There was no sign of forced entry and an emergency lock change was made. Police assistance was declined at this time. A student’s laptop and textbooks were left in a friend’s parked car in the Student Center lot on Sept. 23. All things were found missing and no signs of forced entry were discovered. A
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A6 • September 26, 2013
O ve r h e a rd @ H o fst ra Compiled by the Hofstra Chronicle staff In Student Center: Guy: I’m gonna turn my swag on. Outside Enterprise: Guy 1: Are you guys dating now? Guy 2: Well no, but it was our second date, so she better kiss me. In Herbert: Professor: Don’t worry, I got you guys. Guy: So...want to do us a favor and get us out of class?
In Student Center: Guy: I’d give you all my number, but I’m a Republican and I don’t believe in the distribution of wealth. In Hammer Lab: Girl: This paper is 90% pretentious. In Barnard: Professor: How many countries are there? Guy: 206. Girl: No. That’s how many bones are in your body.
In Monroe: Girl: I feel like my soul went on an adventure. ln Student Center: Girl: He doesn’t care who you are. You could be baby North rollin’ up and you’d still have to pay. ln Bits & Bytes: Girl: He has too many abs for me. In Student Center: He looks like Jim Carrey. To learn more about Army Reserve opportunities, visit us at goarmy.com/v738
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Powerlifting club: stronger than ever By Emily Windram STAFF WRITER
Hofstra’s powerlifting club is encouraging new membership this semester and is open to everyone, from first-timers to experienced competitors. Eric Adolph, who first embraced the lifting lifestyle as a freshman here in 1996, has trained extensively since then and volunteers to coach for the club. has volunteered to coach the club this year. “The best part of the club is meeting new people with the same interests in strength, fitness and health,” said Adolph. “Working with everyone and watching them progress and achieve their goals is a great feeling.” There is no “typical” training
session, but the basis of powerlifting is in its “Core 3” exercises: the squat, bench press and deadlift. Each training session is centered on improving these lifts by doing variations on them and also includes “accessory” exercises. Whatever exercise is being focused on for the day can either be trained using the “Max Effort Method,” the “Dynamic Method,” or the “Repetition Method.” A combination of the three, the “Conjugate Method,” was first made famous by powerlifting coach Louie Simmons and is used by the club as well. “All members get to push
one another in training,” Adolph explained. “The drive, dedication and discipline it takes to see
This semester, the club is looking to bring wellknown athletes to Hofstra to give seminars about strength training. The club also encourages its members to participate in two upcoming local competitions. The International Powerlifting Federation Long Island Championships will take place at the All Natural Gym in Lindenhurst on Nov. 9 and the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate Long Island Insurrection Meet will be at the Crossfit Strong Island Gym in Merrick on Nov.16 and 17. To officially be on the team roster you need to be an undergrad, but anyone from Hofstra is allowed
“There is no ‘typical’ training session, but the basis of powerlifting is in its ‘Core 3’ exercises: the squat, bench press and deadlift.” consistent improvements in the gym usually translate to other areas of life as well. Powerlifting training is beneficial no matter what your goals are.”
to participate in training sessions. The sessions take place in the weight room of the Fitness Center. Days and times vary, but Adolph is usually there to lead sessions at either 7:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. every weekday. For those who would like additional information about the club, contact them via email (HofstraPowerlifting@ gmail.com) or join their Facebook group: https:// www.facebook.com/groups/ hofstrapowerlifting.
September 26, 2013 • A7
Protect your hair and help it shine By Isabela Jacobsen STAFF WRITER
Feeling like your hair doesn’t seem the best lately? Although it can feel hopeless sometimes, there are ways to help your hair out. Don’t forget that our hair reacts to the change in the season, and this change might mean that it’s time to start switching old hair products for new ones – yay, an excuse to go shopping! But what about if you’re broke? In that case, there are still things you can do to
needs a break from the usual products because it doesn’t seem to react the same way. That’s what happens to my hair! Sometimes when the season changes, my hair reacts in a different way and the products I’m using need to be switched. Deep condition your hair once a week. This will give your hair some revival! There are so many good deep conditioners for really cheap. Amazon’s website is your best friend, don’t forget. You can get several different deep conditioners from
what is going on with your hair, and then find a product to match the problem. Use this hair care to avoid future hair scare! And if you want any more hair care tips, you can always check out my YouTube channel: honeyeyes494.
“...Brushing is really bad for your hair. You can get split ends, and [they] are not very gentle on your hair.”
“Although it can feel hopeless sometimes, there are ways to help your hair out.” help your hair without spending any money. Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet – comb it. Although this is a common tip, I am guilty of not doing it myself, because brushes seem to detangle the hair a lot quicker. But actually, brushing is really bad for your hair. You can get split ends, and brushes are just not very gentle on your hair. Switch shampoos and conditioner. If you have been using the same thing for a long time, then sometimes your hair
them on sale! If you have color-treated hair, then make sure to spray some heat protective spray on your hair before using any heat tools. It’s good to do this with any hair, but for blonde color-treated hair, the heat will not only damage hair, it will also make the pretty blonde highlights fade into that yucky brassy tone. Having color-treated hair is a whole different story, but it’s always good to make sure you are using the right products for your hair. You should find out
Photo credit: Isabela Johnson Say goodbye to those dreaded bad hair days!
Dorm Room Dish: Leftover chicken bones By Jacob Triebwasser STAFF WRITER
For a little while on “Dorm Room Dish” we’re going to talk about a few creative uses for leftovers that you may have not thought of before. From leftover rice, vegetables, chicken bones and even pizza crusts, you can make an entirely new meal packed full of flavor. The only things required of you – other than the leftovers – will be eggs, milk and a flavoring agent like vanilla or another flavor you like better. Today, I’d like to focus on a
great gredient that so many of us toss out: chicken bones. Chicken bones hold so much delicious flavor, and it only takes the smallest bit of effort to extract it. We’re going to be making stock, a flavorful liquid made with the bones of the animal as opposed to the meat, which is broth. If you want to put in a little extra effort and end up with something truly delicious, I suggest gathering a
mirepoix- a mixture of onions, celery and carrots- and a bouquet garni, which is just
1.Add a little oil or butter to your pan and heat it over medium heat until it forms lines when you tilt the pan. 2.Then add your bones. 3.Sear them for a few minutes to add color, then add in salt, pepper and mirepoix. 4.Cover everything with water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat for about one to two hours. 5. Add your bouquet garni while simmering if you are using one.
“From leftover rice, vegetables, chicken bones and even pizza crusts, you can make an entirely new meal packed full of flavor.” a selection of herbs that you personally enjoy. Since our chicken was already cooked, we will be making a dark stock.
6.Then simply strain, serve and save whatever is left for later use. I suggest serving this stock with whatever little bits of meat were still on the bones, as well as with some fresh, thinly sliced carrots and noodles. Bon Appetit!
A8 • September 26, 2013
Man on the Unispan
due to the recent events, do you feel safe on campus?
“Yes, I heard some news of it, but it wasn’t on campus.” Tal Cui, Freshman
“Some regions near campus I don’t wanna go to, but on campus, I feel safe.” Caroline Wang, Freshman
“I feel pretty safe on campus. I had Fifa 14 on reserve, so I won’t be getting that soon.” Michael Simon, Freshman
“Yeah, more or less. The mall’s far away.” Max Mcdermotti, Senior
“Yeah. I got all the texts. I haven’t noticed any difference” Andrew Salzano, Freshman
“Yeah, I’m fine.” Laura Merkel, Senior
“Yes. I’m feeling just as safe.” Kunal Baagoji, Freshman
“Yes. On-campus, not off. The school’s doing a good job.” Riley Leder, Freshman
“Yes, I feel safe.” Tomi Afolabi, Junior
September 26, 2013 • A9
And the award for Best Dressed goes to...
By Amanda Palomino SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Name: Nicole Spencer Class: Senior How you would describe your style: “Comfortable, I like a lot of neutral tones, but I’m not afraid to play with color.” Where you shop: “I shop at Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe and sometimes I’ll splurge and go to Free People and ModCloth.”
Name: Patrick Hopkins Class: Freshman How you would describe your style: “I enjoy dressing like this because it makes me feel classy and generally good.” Where you shop: “Salvation Army and Kohl’s.”
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Feature Film Themed Floats:
parade kicks off Fall Fest on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Katie Webb/The Chronicle Charlotte Felter of Alpha Phi painting the sororities Pirates of the Caribbean float
September 26, 2013 • B 2
Alumni recital Professor Deutsch steals the show with his synthesizer By Jessica Braveman Special to the chronicle
If you had been taking a stroll through South Campus on Friday night, your ears would have directed you straight to Monroe Hall where concert was being held. You would have heard the soft, light sound of early music, the emotional arias from Italian operas and even the fast, rhythmic beats of modern electronic dance music. Graduates of the music department performed at the Alumni Recital and Scholarship Benefit Concert on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Helene Fortunoff Theater in Monroe Hall. Musicians showcased their mastery of music since taking lessons at the University. The most exciting part of the recital was a performance by Herbert Deutsch on the Moog Voyager, a type of synthesizer. Deutsch is both a professor
emeritus and an alumnus from Hofstra’s class of 1956. Along with being a co-developer of the Moog Synthesizer, he also created degree programs for jazz, composition/theory, and music merchandising at the University. The performance by Deutsch was mesmerizing, a piece titled “Baklava.” Overall, Deutsch and his performance seemed to be an audience favorite. The final performance of the night was given by the band Monroe Hall, cleverly named after the music department’s main performance space. The band is composed of two current students, sophomore Jeremy Arndt and senior Max Ross, as well as two recent graduates, Paul Ceglio of 2013 and Rob Lombardo of 2012. Monroe Hall’s sound can be described as rock with a jazz feel, and both of the songs that were performed by the group are original pieces composed by Ross
and Lombardo. Both songs were up-tempo, something the audience could have danced to if they had been in a less formal performance venue. The band worked well together, each member smoothly adjusting his sound to perform as part of one whole. Although the group had technical difficulties throughout its performance, the members kept their composure and joked with the audience about these difficulties. “Essentially, the music department becomes one giant family,” said Arndt. “You get to know everyone so well because you’re around everyone so often, and it’s a great experience. No one’s mean here, everyone’s supportive, everyone’s willing to help, all the teachers are fantastic, all the students are very talented – it’s a great program here.” Ceglio also had only positive things to say about the department from which the band,
biggest snubs and well-deserved victories
By Stephanie Ross Special to the chronicle
It was an epic night for television. The 65th Annual Emmy Awards aired Sunday night on CBS and resulted in surprises, snubs and somber tributes. Neil Patrick Harris hosted the star-studded event that began with former Emmy hosts critiquing his opening monologue. Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien each entered the stage telling Harris how to run the show. When Harris asked if anyone else had any more crazy advice for him, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shouted from the front row, “Yeah we do!” The dynamic duo demanded the host to take his pants off and start twerking. The How I Met Your Mother star replied that twerking would be degrading. “Yeah, it might be degrading, but we would be degrateful,” Poehler joked.
They stole the spotlight and I think no one would object to Fey and Poehler hosting every awards show from now on. Now let’s get to the awards. Best Speech goes to: Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever, who won Best Supporting Actress in a comedy and kept her speech short and sweet: “Thank you so much...I gotta go, bye.” Possibly the best speech ever given and it was a great way to start off the night. Best Character Re-enactment: Julia Louis-Dreyfus claimed her second consecutive Emmy while staying in character as Veep’s Selina Meyer. Tony Hale, who won Best Supporting actor for the same show, joined her onstage, as Gary Walsh, the quirky assistant to Louis-Dreyfus’ character. He assisted her to the stage and whispered people’s names to thank in her speech. Best Surprise Win: Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons won for Best Actor, defeating fellow
nominees Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Louis C.K. (Louie), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), and Matt LeBlanc (Episodes). While Parsons has won for his portrayal as Dr. Sheldon Cooper before, it was exciting to see him win again. Biggest Snubs: Fanfavorite Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston lost Best Actor to The Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels, and Scandal’s Kerry Washington was defeated by Claire Danes for her role on Homeland. I guess Walter White and Olivia Pope were not enough for the academy’s vote. “This just in. Nobody in America is winning their Emmy office pool,” quipped host Neil Patrick Harris. Best “It’s About Time” Win: The Colbert Report broke a 10-year winning streak held by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to win Best Variety Show. The series also won for best writing. Four for you Stephen Colbert, you go
Katie Webb/The Chronicle Professor Herbert Deutsch performing “Baklava” in Monroe Hall.
Monroe Hall, draws its members. “You’ve got a bunch of students with all different musical interests coming together from different programs, and the teachers, the experience that they have is mind-blowing,” said Ceglio. “They come from all different genres – opera, jazz, classical – all the different places they come from to
help the students. It’s great here.”
Stephen Colbert! The Emmy’s was a time for celebration, but it also marked an occasion to remember stars who died this past year. Throughout the night, stars and other industry members were remembered in extended tributes that were presented by fellow cast members. These somber tributes were dedicated to James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton and Jonathan Winters. The tributes gave off a solemn energy, which made it difficult to bounce back to celebrat-
ing the awards. Even Modern Family creator Steve Levitan said “this may be the saddest Emmy’s of all time.” And surprise, surprise, Modern Family won Best Comedy Series, yet again. But seriously, it’s been four years, give another show a chance! (*Cough* Parks and Rec *Cough*) For the first time ever, Breaking Bad won Best Drama Series. With the series finale just around the corner, winning Emmy’s top honor was just icing on the cake.
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B 3 • September 26, 2013
Formula One racers bent on mutual destruction
By Muhammad Muzammal Columnist
”Rush” insightfully stares into the relentless struggle between two talented race car drivers who become obsessed with defeating each other. It is one of Ron Howard’s most personal films. He goes back to his directorial roots of “Grand Theft Auto” (1977) and forces us to live in a world of racetracks, to feel the exhilaration of car racing. The film is technically a sports movie, but that is a cruel generalization. “Rush” examines two men who combat and destroy one another, not because they want to win, but because they wish the other to lose. It is a fascinating relationship that lays a heavy burden on the audience to endure the protagonists’ pain. The two protagonists are reallife Formula One drivers, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). “Rush” chronicles Lauda and Hunt’s lives, mainly through the 1976 racing season. There are notable differences between the two: Lauda is a skilled technician and is more mature than Hunt, who is a party animal and a weaker driver. After an embarrassing loss to Lauda, Hunt intently focuses on
his crucial driving flaws, transitioning into a better driver and a fierce competitor. He constantly thinks and dreams about racing Lauda to strip him of all his glory. Lauda is world champion for most of the season, but he secretly fears Hunt, going as far as filing a complaint to Formula One to reexamine James’s vehicle. He will cross any boundaries to disqualify the one man that he knows can beat him. Brühl’s performance as the Austrian driver is full of complex layers. He plays Lauda as an arrogant egomaniac who hated the car-racing lifestyle but cherished the sport. Then everything changes when Lauda first races Hunt in a Formula Three race and disappointingly loses. From there on, he works hard to reason with a man who has no rationality. Hemsworth’s character is an immature fool, yet Lauda continues, racing and fighting until he can no longer drive. Like Hunt, Lauda knows there isn’t anything at which he is better than car racing. It is his will to live and his purpose to exist. “Rush” shows that purpose can become tarnished, transforming into a mere will to beat another individual. After grueling races and several unfortunate traumas,
each man still lives on to damage the other. “Rush” perfectly executes the idea of “form over content.” It has a hectic and explosive tone, matching the mood of a car race – unnerving, yet exciting. The film also features a memorable soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, who couples his dramatic violins with a cool and light touch of rock music. There is a wealth of colorful cinematography, all due to Anthony Dod Mantle, a surefire Oscar nominee. The film isn’t without its impressive versatile writing, either, showing off a brilliant feat by writer Peter Morgan. Morgan organizes the film as an
exhibition of clashing, unstable personalities. At the end, Ron Howard’s direction is what stands out as the most impressive aspect of the film. Notice how Howard’s camera always zooms into the faces of each character. It invites us to observe their faces and read their expressions. Howard also places two symbolic scenes that serve as a bridge between Lauda and Hunt’s feelings. Consider the shot where we see a record spinning like a circular racetrack in Hunt’s house, after he has just lost to Lauda. He will now argue with his wife, Suzy (a British Olivia Wilde).
Many scenes later, there is a shot of Lauda, staring into the window as he speaks to his wife, Marlene (Alexandra Maria Lara), on their honeymoon. To his left is Marlene, but to his lower right is a fire that burns brightly. What do these two scenes have in common? Both these men have placed their hatred for each other above the love they have for the ones who love them. They know it is wrong and inexplicable, yet they can’t fight it. It is a virus, like an uncontrollable obsession, like a poisonous ‘rush.’
suspense captures audiences’ attention
By Ohad Amram Columnist
“Prisoners” is by far the most captivating and mesmerizing American thriller since David Fincher’s “Se7en.” Denis Villeneuve solidifies his claim to the throne in directing epic crime dramas with “Prisoners.” Villeneuve,
an Oscar nominee for best foreign language film in 2011 for “Incendies,” teams with promising, up-and-coming screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”). Together they deliver a tightly wrapped and concise gem of suspenseful cinema.
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The Chronicle Continued from Page b3 The film, with a star-studded cast, executes well on a variety of levels, all of which makes way for its undeniable brilliance. Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) sets the tone of the film in the opening scene where he and his son are hunting deer. Dover makes every attempt to bestow knowledge and wisdom on his son through faith and religion. Terror ensures when Dover and his neighbors’ daughters both go missing without a single shred of evidence. The first obvious suspect, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), is immediately detained and questioned by Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) but isn’t found guilty after a 48-hour hold. Once Jones is released, “Prisoners” is divided into two quests where the actors have the same motive. Detective Loki – an archetypical noir detective who’s solved every case brought his way – fights his internal conflict of being a mediocre detective. In the second quest, Dover takes matters into his own hands and terrorizes Jones, holding the suspect captive despite a lack of concrete evidence proving the young man guilty. The obstacles that each character must overcome paralyze and taunt them, essentially holding the characters “Prisoners” to themselves. For example, the Dovers’ neighbors, the Birches, struggle with the ethical conundrum that torturing Jones is immoral. The dark themes prevalent throughout the film – faith in man and man’s relationship with religion – are complemented by the dark and eerie setting in the quiet, rural town in which the film is set. Enthralling cinematography and
a compellingly layered storyline are but a few things deeming this film to be a definite Oscar contender come awards season. The performances delivered by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal display tremendous range and maturity. Gyllenhaal plays a familiar role as Detective Loki. Recently Gyllenhaal played an officer in “End of Watch” and a detective in another Fincher classic, “Zodiac,” Gyllenhaal proves his ability to execute as an authoritative figure in thrilling dramas. That said, leading in the role of Dover, is simply a Jackman unseen before. Although at times reminiscent of his character Wolverine, with outbursts of rage, audiences have likely not seen such a performance by Jackman in such a genre as “Prisoners.” The advantage of having such a simplistic setting for the film – literally comprised of a neighborhood, a select few houses and acres of woods – is that the rest of your budget can go into casting such powerful performers. Many of these terrific actors and actresses such as Viola Davis as Nancy Birch, Terrance Howard as Franklin Birch and Maria Bello as Dover’s wife were somewhat underplayed. In fact the only strong female role of the film is displayed by Melissa Leo in the film’s concluding moments. However, the driving force of the film isn’t entirely based on these supporting characters so it isn’t imperative that they have the leisure to fully utilize their roles. The well-paced, true to reality, 150-minute duration of the film is nearly unflawed. The prevailing concern of “Prisoners” questions human morality and perseverance in times of incomprehensible evil. It is arguably the best time you’ll have at the theaters this year, or ever.
September 26, 2013 • B 4
“Romeo and Juliet”:
aesthetically pleasing, otherwise lackluster performance
By Gillie Houston Special to the chronicle
The great challenge for any production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is to make fresh the play’s material, which is already known exhaustively by every audience. While performed prolifically in regional theater, the famed tragedy was last seen on Broadway over three decades ago. Thus, the new revival, which opened Sept. 19, had the opportunity to reinvent and revitalize the Shakespearean classic for New York audiences of a new generation. Director David Leveaux, a fivetime Tony Award nominee, packs his production with modern, minimalist scenery and 21st century garb to give the appearance of freshness. However, at times this modernity feels less like an artistic interpretation and more like a ploy for ticket sales, giving into a tired conception of the modern theater – that audiences can’t enjoy Shakespeare without the hip trappings of modern life. The new production stars celebrated stage actress Condola Rashad, who was last seen in a Tony-nominated performance in “Stick Fly,” as Juliet. Broadway newcomer and marquee-candy Orlando Bloom plays the leading role of Romeo. Rashad gives a sweet and fragile performance, emphasizing the extreme youth of the heroine. Arriving on stage in shades of
pure white, she is the picture of freshness and adolescent purity. Though Rashad is captivating in her appearance, her voice, light and high, often fails to resonate properly through the 1,300-seat Richard Rogers Theater or to pull off the more dramatic moments of the text. Orlando Bloom gives a surprisingly stirring turn as a more rugged, rebellious Romeo – he arrives onstage via motorcycle and pulls off a helmet to reveal his face, much to the joy and applause of the enthusiastic, starstruck audience. Bloom demonstrates a keen understanding of the Shakespearian language and his performance is a fine marriage between the classic and the modern. At the same time, he doesn’t fall too far into the badboy trope. While both of the stars give winning stand-alone performances, their pairing is one of the more troubling aspects of this production. Rashad portrays Juliet with the vibrant youth of a 13-year-old, as originally intended in Shakespeare’s text. But Bloom, with his motorcycle gear and seductive tone, is an older interpretation of Romeo, much more a man than a teenaged boy. Therefore, at the fault of the director is making their chemistry limited and their credibility as lovers thin. Accompanying the two leads is a talented supporting cast. Broadway vet Jayne Houdyshell, who brings warmth and vitality
to the comic-relief role of Juliet’s Nurse, and Christian Camargo, as a vibrant Mercutio. The actors perform on a stylish and sparse set – designed by Jesse Poleshuck – adorned with moving panels of graffiti, which are meant to evoke a gritty modernity so often utilized in recent productions of the tragedy. While the set is lovely, it at times feels overcrowded with unnecessary elements that create a symbolically heavy mise-en-scène, weighing down the production. Scenic elements include a large, tolling bell that is raised and lowered intermittently, thin panels of fire and a white dove that first graces the stage flying freely, only to later be caged in – an alltoo-obvious symbol. As a whole, Leveaux’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” can most properly be summed up in one word: pretty. A champion of the power of the visual, the director utilizes two stunning stars and a lovely, eye-catching set that makes for a pleasing experience for the aesthetically attuned audience. However, under the veneer of this loveliness, there are certain elements lacking. While this performance attempts to present “Romeo and Juliet” in a fresh way – the symbol-heavy scenes, somewhat tired modern trappings and uneven acting choices leave it lacking in the most fundamental element of the famed play: the stirring chemistry and desperate yearning of foolish, young love.
B 5 • September 26, 2013
Matters: comedy ups & downs
By John Thomas Columnist
“Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ ” You’ve taken your parents’ car out for the first time and you’ve got the whole night ahead of you -a full tank of gas and at least a little bit of bud. What do you do? Well if you were Joss Whedon, you’d probably throw the weed in a urinal and spend the rest of your night driving around in a circle because you find the experience of driving tautologically enjoyable. Oh, you’d also probably blow the car up right after you pull into the driveway with your best friend’s lover locked in the trunk because that’s your idea of dramatic tension. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is a show that’s ostensibly about an organization tasked to control the world’s superhuman population, but really it’s just another boring, half-assed, supposedly highminded procedural. The posturing action sequences that worked so well in “The Avengers” just aren’t effective with the lesser budget and unrecognizable, bland characters of the show. The ham-fisted characterization of the film returns as well, but it just doesn’t have the redeeming, sometimes witty zing here. How the hell did they manage to make a show set in the Marvel universe that isn’t even a lick of fun? There’s one super powered individual, not including those in flashbacks, in the entire episode. His powers are punching, throwing, jumping and, somehow the least inspired, yelling about the plight of the working class. Clark Gregg is, as always, a delight, and by far the best written character on the show, but he’s not able to make up for the obtuse acting exhibited by many of his fellow cast members. That being said, Brett Dalton comes off as likeable and emotionally complex in the role of Agent Grant Ward, who could’ve come off as an out and out jerk.
While there’s room for improvement, and I obviously wasn’t pleased with most of the actors, I can actually see them improving when outside of the confines of an origin story. This was a tough review for me to write. I’ve been an avid comic book fan since I was a little kid, and I expected a lot out of Marvel’s first live action television series to premiere in my lifetime. I have a lot of qualms with the pilot, but I think “S.H.I.E.L.D.” still has a lot of potential. The Whedons and their amazing friends have proven their mettle time and time again, so I’m willing to give it a few weeks. Either way, I’m sure “S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be the ratings juggernaut ABC so desperately needs, so I guess that’s something.
“The Goldbergs” Did any of you watch “Breaking In?” It’s one of my favorite comedies of the past few years. Adam Goldberg, the man behind ABC’s new ‘80s spin on “The Wonder Years,” also created “Breaking In,” so I had high hopes for another conceptually interesting, laugh-a-minute show. That’s not what “The Goldbergs” turned out to be but you know, I think that’s just fine. “The Goldbergs” has a pretty run of the mill premise. The eponymous family has kind of a “Malcolm in the Middle” feeling, or at least that’s what I think they’re going for. It doesn’t work because they’re rich and way too sentimental, but the kind of quirky cracks in their relationships help to elucidate a sweet, even endearing affection that each member of the family has for each other. I may have only laughed audibly a couple of times throughout the episodes, but by the end I felt very warm and content. It was like going to a 4th of July Barbeque at my grandparents’ place and actually having a good time. It usually takes me about $80 to get any sort of uplifting feeling, so that’s pretty high praise.
By Aaron Calvin COLUMNIST
“The Bones Of What You Believe” – Chvrches: BLet’s be honest, the world needs another indie band bopping around on a foundation of skittering synths a la Passion Pit like it needs another hole in its collective head. That being said, Chvrches is not the worst thing that could happen. Despite the potentially pretentious v-as-a-u thing, the band’s pretty straight forward about what they’re doing. There’s the few scattered songs on the front end of the album that have hooks so sugary sweet, they’ll give you an actual cavity. In fact, this album should have just been an EP of the catchier songs instead of an album with a few of those tracks and a lot of entirely forgettable ones. If You Like: Lorde, Eurythmics
“Intersections” – Into It. Over It.: B+ Evan Weiss, the man behind this emo outfit, got pretty curt with me on Twitter the other day. I had mentioned that he was pretty good at writing one melody over and over again and I guess that struck a nerve. Like most people, no songwriter wants to hear that they’re a type. But Into It. Over It. plays the type well and there’s no shame in that. This album is more of the Weiss’ melancholy we’ve all come to expect from him, and that’s perfectly fine with me. If You Like: Sidekicks, Thinking about your ex while walking through piles of fallen leaves
“Stitches” – Califone: B “Stitches” just sounds like a record of healing, a meditation on licking wounds. A thread weaves in and out of each song, connecting them all into the opaque narrative that always guides a Califone album. Not quite as explorative as the charmingly strange “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers,” but pleasant and reflective. Listen to it all the way through at least once, you won’t be
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disappointed. If You Like: Margot & The Nuclear So & Sos, Solemn funeral pyres on the beach
The Chronicle “True” – Avicii
By Nicholas Hautman Special to the chronicle
September 26, 2013 • B 6
“20/20 Experience - 2 of 2” – Justin Timberlake
Review: Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2’
By Mandela Wells Special to the chronicle
The electronic dance music, or EDM, movement has become a worldwide craze for radio stations, clubs and especially colleges. Names like David Guetta, Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Nervo have all risen to prominence, helping bring EDM from its underground beginnings to the top of the music charts. Tim Berling is just one of these artists who has recently contributed to EDM’s success. Adopting the name Avicii, the Swedish producer dropped his debut album “True” last Tuesday. On “True,” Avicii manages to pulls off quite the amazing feat of mixing a number of southernAmerican music styles with fast-paced EDM beats. This is most apparent on the album’s hit single “Wake Me Up,” featuring Aloe Blacc, which is tearing up the charts.
“Hey Brother” is another standout, as well as the powerfully sung “Addicted To You” courtesy of Oklahoma songbird Audra Mae. Although Aviccii adds some country flavor to the album, he doesn’t shy away from his usual eclectic synths as heard on “Liar Liar” and “Lay Me Down” featuring Adam Lambert. At one time, I used to hate EDM, but its rise in recent years has made me an immense fan and Avicii is no exception. This album is definitely a huge progression from his past joints such as “Levels,” “Silhouettes” and “Fade Into Darkness.” Avicii is not afraid to mix genres and take EDM to new heights. It’s hard to imagine this album not getting a Grammy nod in the electronic music category. If you’re looking for some dance party music with a nice dosage of originality, “True” is for you.
“MGMT” – MGMT By Kaeli Van Cott Special to the chronicle
MGMT, the duo known for their distinct psychedelic rock sound, released their self-titled album on Sept. 17. Unlike the catchy songs of
their past, like “Time To Pretend” or “Kids”, MGMT sounds more smooth and seems to be sending a deeper meaning through complex lyrics. The usually trippy-sounding vibes from MGMT sound more droning and played-out this time
Justin Timberlake took a seven-year break in between the releases of ‘FutureSex/ LoveSounds’ (2006) and ‘The 20/20 Experience’ (2013). Now, only seven months later, he’s back with yet another album, the second installment of the “Experience,” subtitled “2 of 2.” While the first chapter gave us some of JT’s most successful and recognizable singles (“Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors”), the rest of the album offers a lot to be desired. The pace was significantly slower than what his fans have been accustomed to. Fortunately, the upbeat and experimental second installment takes listeners back to the Justin that we’ve all grown to love. Timberlake has already released two songs – “Take Back the Night” and “TKO” – but the album is packed with other numerous singles that have chart-topping potential. One of the biggest contenders, titled “Murder,” features Jay Z. The pair previously collaborated on “Suit & Tie” and “Holy Grail,” a track off of Jay’s epic summer release, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” in addition to traveling the country on their Legends of the Summer tour. In “Murder,” Jay raps about Yoko Ono and John Lennon, while Timberlake croons over a
around. In most songs on the album, pulsing sounds seemed to cover up the vocals and destroy the actual sounds. MGMT seems to be trying to put out their opinion on free will and the human mind instead of making their music aesthetically pleasing. Some songs, like “Your Life is a Lie” and “Plenty of Girls in the Sea” seem to be catchier because of their clarity. Overall, MGMT is not an album to listen to when driving around with your friends, and is most definitely not something to play at a party. Instead, add MGMT’s new songs onto your mellow playlist, because it’s not a bad listen while studying or relaxing.
hip-hop rhythm infused with big band brass instruments. Musically, every track sounds different. The country twang on “Drink You Away” hints at Timberlake’s Tennessee roots, “True Blood” feels like a modern day “SexyBack” and “You Got It On” proves that Timberlake might just be the Marvin Gaye of the 21st century. The album closes with two slow jams, “Not a Bad Thing” and a hidden track titled “Pair of Wings.” During the chorus of “Not a Bad Thing,” Timberlake sings, “Don’t
act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me/ ’Cause you might f--- around and find your dreams come true with me.” The track, despite its simple composition, demonstrates JT’s impressive artistry. In fact, it easily stands out as one of the best tracks of the entire “Experience,” which clocks in at an impressive two and a half hours in total when merged with the first disc. “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2” is in stores on Sept. 30.
A12 • September 26, 2013
Off-campus danger on the rise — proceed with caution By Brian Stieglitz Columnist
In the month since students moved into their dorms or offcampus houses, there have been three robberies in the streets of Hempstead, our neighboring town. Sirens sound at night, and residents frequently wake up to text alerts of tragedies that occurred just a short walk from where they lay their heads at night. Last year, there was a horrific off-campus tragedy that involved a hostage situation and the death of a student. The stakes are raised each time students leave the gates of Hofstra’s campus. It seems as though Hempstead is becoming even more dangerous to live in or near, and students
are concerned as to what Hofstra is doing to make their time here safer and more comfortable. Before the tragedy last year, the most reliable source of safety in times of crisis was Public Safety’s text alert/ email system to alert students of dangerous situations off campus. Students also have the option to call Public Safety themselves if they need a ride back to campus or feel unsafe at any time. But Public Safety states that it has no jurisdiction as to what occurs outside of the University. The important question now raised is whether Public Safety should become involved in off-
campus safety measures, or if it is ultimately up to students to keep themselves safe. “In the midst of such a tragedy, there should be more improvements to prevent one from
tiple times and were brought two blocks from where we live,” said Becky Moncina, a junior. “In those two blocks we had to walk, there have been a previous robbery and home invasion.” Many students have expressed encouragement for Public Safety to align itself with the Hempstead or Nassau Police Departments. But what those students don’t know is that Public Safety has already done so. John O’Malley, Associate Director of Public Safety, noted other steps that Public Safety is taking toward student safety off campus. There is a safety task force comprised of a collection of students, staff, faculty and Public Safety
“...it is ultimately up to us to stay safe off campus.” occurring in the future,” said junior Monica Lee, who believes that Public Safety needs to solidify and reassess the way they handle dangerous situations. “It seems that the notification system is sporadic.” “This year, me and my housemates called Public Safety mul-
Smoking ban lacks flame By Victoria Neely Columnist
The smoking ban that was put into effect on the south side of our campus last semester has been constantly debated and hardly enforced. Every single day, I watch numerous people light up and walk to their next class with a cigarette in their hand and not a second thought about the aforesaid “ban.” The rumors about creating a similar ban on the residential side of campus have caused a lot of chatter, but the real question remains: what’s the point? The ashtrays that were once spread across the academic side of our campus disappeared when the new rule came into effect, leaving us with grounds covered in cigarette butts and their potentially hazardous disposal into trash cans. While some smokers do take the ban to heart and go out onto the public sidewalks to smoke, it appears as if a large number of them do not. If Hofstra does not have the capacity to defend and enforce such a monumental ban, then there seems to be no point in having one at all. We all saw this same issue arise with the “20-foot rule.” There were signs posted on every door telling people to smoke at least 20 feet away from any building. Did it work? Not really, so they decided to ban smoking altogether. I am sure that this ban has deterred some smokers from enjoying a cigarette
between classes; however, somehow I still find myself stuck walking through clouds of poisonous secondhand smoke every day. The talk of potentially instituting a smoking ban on the residential side of campus strikes me as utterly outrageous. If one smoking ban is blatantly ignored every day, it makes no sense to place the same one somewhere else where it will undoubtedly be ignored as well. This creation of laws and lack of enforcement shows the student body that the University’s rules are not meant to be taken seriously. It seems to me that the only solution to this problem is to take baby steps. Before enacting another extremely unpopular ban, let us work on the one already in place. My last point is important to a lot of students and faculty: where should the smokers smoke? Everyone knows that the area that surrounds our campus is not exactly safe or hospitable. If students cannot step 20 feet outside of their dorm rooms to smoke a cigarette, that means that they must go somewhere else, in a potentially unsafe area. Unless Hofstra decides to create some type of smoking section, another ban will be ineffective and significantly put smokers at a disadvantage. While the merits for these decisions are understandable, the actual logistics of them are not. Overall, the student body should have a voice in making these decisions that could affect a large population of students.
members that aims to address students’ safety concerns. Public Safety is also constructing a path that would allow students to exit campus without ever having to step into the dangerous areas of Hempstead. Nevertheless, no matter what Public Safety does, it is ultimately up to us to stay safe off campus. A perfect example: the unispans were built in the wake of road tragedies so that students could cross the turnpike safely, yet some students still feel the need to run across the turnpike in the middle of the night. It is imperative that students take advantage of the services that Public Safety offers, but the key to staying safe is being aware of what is going on off campus.
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September 26, 2013 • A13
Honors students dishonored by relocation By Michelle Cannizzo Special to the chronicle
Warren Frisina, The Dean of Honors College, announced this summer that Liberty and Republic honors housing will be removed from Hofstra’s campus in the fall of 2014. Due to the high expenses required to renovate the 40 year-old building, Frisina decided that the best option would be to start from a clean slate. As Liberty and Republic Halls had an original expected lifespan of only 20 years, the standing buildings are on 20 years of borrowed time. That’s 20 years of slow deterioration, whether from Hurricane Sandy water damage, the bed bugs of winter 2010 or the occasional reckless student. The removal of Liberty and Republic honors housing should not be seen as the staff taking away a piece of Hofstra; this should be viewed as an opportunity for Hofstra students to take part in the design and growth of their campus. With only a handful of recreational facilities on campus, such
as Hofstra USA and Spiegel Theater, compared to the countless academic buildings on location, Hofstra is in need of more places for its students to relax and enjoy themselves. The newly free space should be used to create something for the enjoyment of students. For instance, a small movie theater could be built in the free space. The Student Center Theater is not a real movie theater. To be a theater, it must be more than just a screen in a room. The new movie theater should have all of the things that make going to the movies fun: popcorn machines, soda fountains, candy displays and multiple screening rooms to show a variety of movies at a time. The theater could also have seats that don’t cause back pains or your butt to go numb after an hour of sitting. Of course, Hofstra would charge students a reasonable price for the viewing of a movie and for their snacks. Another option for the area would be to create a center for commuting students to hang
“...this should be viewed as an opportunity for Hofstra students to take part in the design and growth of their campus.”
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out and pass the time between classes. With only the student center lounges and the few dining halls, there are not many places for commuters to entertain themselves while on campus. By building a center for commuting students, Hofstra is helping them gain a sense of belonging to the campus that extends beyond the row of lockers on the top floor of the Student Center. A question that was raised after the announcement of the
removal of the Honors housing was, “where will the honor students go?” Are we not all going to the same university? There is no valid reason for the honor and non-honor students to be in separate housing. Honor students should be placed in the other residential halls on campus. By giving honor students separate housing, Hofstra is sending the message that honor students are better than “regular” students. Though having the grades to
be an honor student is always a reason to smile, it does not make you better than the student who has a 3.0 grade point average. The removal of the Honorsexclusive residence halls should not be seen as a negative event, but rather, as a way for Hofstra to better itself: to make this campus more enjoyable, safer, and to give us a stronger sense of community.
“There was a flash a few times,” said freshman Dabney Linn Rauh. “Once in Bits & Bytes around 1 p.m., and the other was in the middle of the night. I’m not sure why it happened. I had just gotten food at Bits & Bytes, and it
power outage. “The weather was actually really nice, so it couldn’t have been from rain or wind,” she said. “I was sitting in my room, and all of a sudden I realized that the hallway lights had gone off, and then about three seconds after I realized, my room lights went off, and all of our clocks reset.” The fact of the matter is that we should have some kind of assurance that things like this aren’t going to happen. These outages are just the latest development in what has seemed like a continuous strand of technological difficulties. Since my arrival at Hofstra in the fall of 2011, I have noticed technological issues abound: a
struggling Wi-Fi service that often crashes in the dorms, Hofstra Cards not reading properly or the card reader itself not working. Cashiers at dining halls have even had to write down students’ 700-numbers and orders when the system malfunctions. For a school so ahead, we seem rather behind on some things.
Lights out: Tuition overlooks electric bill
By Myron Mathis Columnist
At 12:52 p.m. on Sept. 16, there was a brief power outage in Hammer Lab. “My homework,” cried a student as the power went out. Upon the return of power, some students left the lab due to difficulty in accessing the Internet and logging onto the computers. Is this really an inconvenience that we should have to tolerate? I do not want to come across as spoiled or needy, but the fact is, when students pay as much as they do to attend Hofstra, they should not have to worry about power outages in Hammer Lab, or anywhere for that matter. Hofstra’s undergraduate students pay roughly $54,000 a year
to go here, give or take some thousands due to scholarships, grants, etc. That means that with roughly 7,000 undergraduate students in the fall of 2012, Hofstra grossed $378 million from students alone in the 2012-2013 academic year. Yet we have power outages? I turned to social media to find out from other students whether they had any campus power outage experiences. “I was at my professor’s office hours on the top floor of NAB, and we realized the power went out while we were talking,” said sophomore Celia Werner. “It was out for a few minutes, maybe five, and then it came back on.”
“When students pay as much as they do to attend Hofstra, they should not have to worry about power outages...anywhere...” went out for about a minute and then came back.” Julia Macchio, a senior, said that Alliance Hall recently had a
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A 12 • September 26, 2013
Meet the Coach: Krista Kilburn-Steveskey Women’s Basketball By Chris Buckley Staff Writer
Hofstra Women’s Basketball Head Coach Krista KilburnSteveskey puts the “Pride” in Hofstra Pride. Talk to her for five minutes and you see her passion, drive and true desire to be the best on and off the court. Affectionately known around campus as “KKS,” KilburnSteveskey has always had basketball in her life. Growing up near Atlanta, Georgia, she progressed through elementary school without encountering any sports designated for girls. Consequently, she played with the boys in soccer, baseball, basketball and, although she was denied permission, she even tried for football. After all, Georgia is a huge football state. “Around third or fourth grade I joined a rec. league team at the local rec. center,” said KilburnSteveskey. “I was the only girl… That was my first real taste before middle school, but after that it was just ridiculous. The game really allowed me to exhibit my personality.” And what a personality she has. Kilburn-Steveskey is all smiles as she reminisces, laughing and joking at the fact that she was even a cheerleader in first grade, a full foot taller than one of her male teammates. “I don’t ever remember playing a pick-up game with girls. It was always with the boys. Even in high school when I’d practice with the girls from my team, I’d always get into games with the guys in the gym, and playing with them definitely helped me and changed how my game developed,” said Kilburn-Steveskey. Kilburn-Steveskey was a standout player while attending Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Georgia, which helped her earn a scholarship to attend North Carolina State
University. While in college, she had the opportunity to play under the legendary Kay Yow. Yow coached at NC State from 1975 to 2009, compiling more than 700 wins in that time. It’s no surprise that Kilburn-Steveskey learned a great deal from the renowned Yow before her passing in 2009. “She was just phenomenal,” recalled Kilburn-Steveskey. “She was always trying to get the best out of you and you had so much respect for her and her presence. All the drama you see with athletes nowadays, you didn’t see that with her. You had this internal drive all the time. Now, it’s hard at times to get players to be driven, to have passion. Then, it was living like you were shot out of a cannon.” Kilburn-Steveskey has always strived to instill that focused mentality in her players. Going all the way back to her time in Tyrone, Georgia, as a volleyball and basketball coach at Sandy Creek High School from 1992 to 1996, her attitude has been professional and straightforward. She also says her time coaching volleyball was a great learning experience. “I implemented all the things I was taught to be successful,” said Kilburn-Steveskey. “I used everything my coaches taught me, discipline, practices they showed me. Volleyball was a real stepping-stone, and high school as a whole is really a different animal. In college it’s different because the players are on their own, and they have responsibilities away from home, and I knew the difference between high school and college before I jumped into this. But on that high school level, it was still very fun.” After Sandy Creek, KilburnSteveskey returned to basketball and began a six-year tenure at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. From 1996 to 2002, she com-
piled an amazing 143-38 record, winning a state championship in 1998. It was clear even then that Kilburn-Steveskey’s coaching methods were effective. A 79 percent winning streak is no small feat. Kilburn-Steveskey’s time in the Colonial Athletic Association did not begin here at Hofstra. She had her first college coaching experience as a member of James Madison University’s coaching staff, where she was an assistant coach from 2002 to 2005 and an associate head coach for the 2005 to 2006 season. During those four years, Kilburn-Steveskey coordinated the Dukes recruiting and scheduling, as well as assisting with all aspects of the Dukes’ program. Not surprisingly, in her last two seasons in Harrisonburg, JMU won a total of 42 games and advanced to the CAA Championship game in 2005 to 2006 and to the semifinals in 2004 to 2005. Noting her success, Hofstra called shortly after that championship game, and she officially took the job on May 16, 2006. “I’m very driven to the point that I know where I want to take this program and nothing is stopping me,” says Kilburn-Steveskey. “In my first year, the coach who left put me in a great spot because she had developed that whole team. After that, it was building from the ground up, nose to the grind. But building is not always what people want to see because it takes time.” In 2012, Kilburn-Steveskey’s squad fell to Elena Delle Donne and the University of Delaware in the semifinals of the CAA Championship. Delle Donne was a star player in college, carrying an otherwise normal Delaware squad into the spotlight of the NCAA championship.
The coach holds her huddle on the court. Photo Credit/The Hofstra Chronicle
Now, Kilburn-Steveskey loses Shante Evans, Candace Bond and Deven Green, three players who were pivotal to Hofstra’s success over the past four years. Perhaps no player meant more to the program’s history than Evans, who broke the points and rebounds record in her senior year. But, Kilburn-Steveskey says it is time for her team to rebound and continue to develop and move forward. Now entering her eighth season in 2013, KilburnSteveskey is 119-102 at the helm of the Pride, already second on the all-time wins list. She averages 17 wins per season, has posted five winning seasons and has also led the Pride to three appearances in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Off the court, 26 student-
athletes have been named to the CAA All-Academic Team under Kilburn-Steveskey. The bottom line: she has had a ton of success, and there’s not one reason to believe it won’t continue. “When you’re building a program and trying to teach these kids respect, to be leaders and to put the pieces together, it definitely takes time,” says Kilburn-Steveskey. “Especially in a generation of people that don’t always want to work so hard and they don’t have the vision. But still, I’m proud of what we’ve done so far and we’re so not finished yet. So not finished yet.”
September 26, 2013 • A 13
Men’s soccer wins at home against Monmouth, 2-1 By Ari August
Special to the Chronicle
An aggressive defense lead to the Pride’s third win of the year. Forward Maid Memic gave Hofstra a 16-minute lead after blasting a shot by Monmouth goalie, Stephen Graziani, who was frozen at the left side of the net. Three minutes later Memic posted his second goal of the afternoon and third of the season thus far. When asked who was the most important asset in today’s game for Hofstra, Tyler Botte, the Pride’s veteran defenseman, claimed it was his co-captain, Memic. “When he’s playing well and scoring goals it gives everyone confidence,” said Botte. It seemed like the second goal of the match, scored by Memic, had broken the game open and there would be plenty more goals to come. However, this was not
the case. In the 25th minute Monmouth countered with a goal of their own as midfielder Colin Stripling ripped a shot past goalkeeper Roberto Pellegrini. “Monmouth was able to spread out [its] defense and find pockets, giving them more room to pass the ball freely,” said Botte. The promising goal by Stripling signified a change in the tides for the match, as the game turned into a defensive struggle for the remaining 65 minutes. Hofstra opened the second half with their leading goal-scorer Memic back out on the pitch. However, it was Botte and the defense that put their stamp on the second half of the game. The aggressiveness that the Pride’s coaching staff had asked for was clearly on display, as Mario Ruiz drew a yellow card after sliding into a Monmouth forward to break up a promising attack near midfield. Monmouth was thrown off
their game by the tough attacking style of play that was displayed by the Hofstra defense in the second half. “[An aggressive defense is] really something that we’ve talked a lot about the last few days. In our loss versus Vermont, we weren’t as physical as we would’ve liked to be,” said Botte. “It was really nice to see players like Rory Murphy and Marius Flatebo really get stuck in and make some huge tackles today.” The Hofstra defense was also complemented by a strong performance by goalkeeper Roberto Pellegrini. Throughout the afternoon, Pellegrini only let up one goal and made a handful of spectacular saves. Hofstra’s strong effort on the defensive end proved to be too much for the smaller Monmouth team. Hofstra soccer opens up conference play Saturday, Oct. 5, at home against UNC Wilmington.
Ignacio Gorrono has been a strong cerebral player for the Pride. Photo courtesy of Brain Ballweg
Cross country ends up in 4th, senior Daniel Rono takes first place in 8K By James Integlia Staff writer
Men’s cross country finished 4th place last Saturday at the Towson Invitational in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The Colonial Athletic Association named Redshirt senior Daniel Rono CAA Runner-of-the-Week following his first career win. “It went great for Daniel. It was his first win in a Hofstra uniform,” said Coach Pete Alfano. “For his first 5-mile back running, his third best time it was good to get a nice win on that course.��� Rono’s victory came in a field of 48 runners. “It keeps me motivated, it’s something I have been missing for a while,” he said. .
“I prepare mentally, I take whatever coach is saying, and have a positive attitude” said Rono “Together with teammates cheering you on and boosting you up, and trusting yourself that you’re going to do it” Hofstra ended the invitational with 83 points, as Riley Leder, a freshman, placed 15th, with Jack Finlayson and Michael Simon, also freshmen, came in at 21st and 28th place, respectively. “In cross country, you’re running 5 mile distances, so the hardest part is to mentally stay awake” said Alfano “Its more of a mental angle that we approach from. For workouts we’ll have the guys run for 6 miles around campus and have them focus on
running at a fast tempo pace for 5 minutes, slow down, recover and run another 5 minutes. The point of that is to get the mind focused on mentally being aware of your form, and try to simulate running miles at a time at that pace”. Alfano has a specific game plan for his runners when it comes to preparations. “We try and repeat the same workouts so our runners see improvements” said Alfano “the analogy I use is that you’re rehearsing for a play, and you rehearse your lines every week because you have a big show coming up, so for them its rehearsing their motion, rehearsing their pace, and their form and doing it over and over and
gradually as the season goes on we’re making our paces faster and making our recovery times shorter”. The workload for these runners is intense, featuring a seemingly endless number of miles to cover. “A lot of coaches claim [cross country] is a 90% mental beast you’re trying tackle, and I agree with that” said Alfano “The biggest key is to be awake and to stay alert for it, during the summer before we start competing, we’ll go as high as 110 miles in one week, like Daniel, the week before he was at 100 miles per week. Some of our other guys will get as high as 70, 80 mile weeks.” “It’s not really hard, (110 miles
per week), I’m comfortable with it” said Rono “Its mental, just wake up, run around, come back, run again, rest. Rono, who is a native of Kenya, has lived in America for 4 years. “It was hard at first, but I got adjusted quick” said Rono, who transferred from Division 2 New York Tech, “I had friends from my former school so adjusting wasn’t that hard, now I’m adapted completely. I had fun freshman year and I loved it” The Pride have two more meets until the CAA championships, at Van Cortland Park October 11th and at Penn State October 18th. Hofstra has finished 4th in all three meets so far this year.
A 14 • September 26, 2013
Athlete of the Week: Maid Memic By Mike Rudin Assistant sports editor
During the men’s soccer game against Monmouth University, Maid Memic scored both goals for Hofstra to get the 2-1 win. Not to mention, he scored both goals within the first 21 minutes of the game; Memic was on fire leading the Hofstra offense against the Fighting Scots. His performance is all the more extraordinary since he hasn’t fully recovered from his injury and for him to put the team on his back in his state; he deserves the title of Hofstra athlete of the week. “He’s probably 70 percent but that’s what he can do, he can decide to go to the back of the net especially on his leg and I do believe there are two instances you can see he’s closing down and his work rate isn’t where it is
because he’s not faking. I think as a team, is a good win for our personality and evolution”, said Head Coach Richard Nuttall. The junior forward boosted the efficiency of the Pride offense, which they desperately needed to improve. Memic made the most out of his scoring opportunities and scored two out of three shots on goal. Memic has been helped by some of the freshmen that Nuttall has been giving playing time this week. New players like Ignacio Gorrono have shared the offensive load for Memic, allowing the electrifying attacker to take adventurous chances. The Pride has struggled to make their shots in the last few games and this game was vital in breaking their offensive struggles. This performance by Memic just
might be the spark they need to start producing wins at a higher rate. The team, with a record of 3-3-1, can use a player like Memic to be as healthy and productive as possible to get to the next level of performance, especially with conference play approaching. Fortunately Memic’s performance can inspire confidence and energize other players, especially new teammates. Nuttal’s team does have potential to be a very good, but the new athletes need to follow example and leadership in their veteran players. Memic filled that role perfectly against Monmouth University. Also, he’s recuperating bit by bit, day by day and shows promising signs of a brighter future for men’s soccer.
Maid Memic has been an offensive threat for the men’s soccer team. Photo courtesy of Brain Ballweg
September 26, 2013 • A 15
Women’s soccer wins away game, fifth straight Kyle Kandetzki Staff Writer
Junior Sam Scolarici has been a major contributor to Simon Riddiough’s team. Photo courtesy of Brain Ballweg
It had to come through a downpour, but women’s soccer continued their extreme success in September, in Philadelphia. The Pride traveled to St. Joseph’s University on Saturday and came away with a 2-0 victory that put their win streak up to five games. Hofstra continued a trend of not only keeping their opponents off the scoreboard, but also allowing a limited amount of shots. “It was a very solid win coming against a good Atlantic-10 conference team,” said Head Coach Simon Riddiough. “To not only win but win comfortably was impressive.” The game’s first action didn’t come until the 41st when offensive powerhouse Sam Scolarici
knocked in her 9th goal of the season. Scolarici is currently ranked second in goals in the CAA, and is just one behind first. When the second half began, Hofstra was quick to strike this time around. Leah Galton, who assisted on the first goal, hit in an unassisted goal in the 46th minute. “Stats have suggested Leah has been the best player in many games this season,” said Riddiough. “And she has been the best player on the field, but many other players like Soclarici and Tara Kearns have been key too.” Though the game wasn’t a blowout, Hofstra had total control of it, outshooting the Hawks 16 to 3. Pride goalies Emily Morphitis and Friederike Mehring split game time by halves, but only had to make one save between
both of them. To round out non-conference play Hofstra has a 6-3 record and has outscored their opponents 25-13. The Pride will round out their season with eight matchups against CAA rivals, starting with UNC- Wilmington on Saturday. UNC is 5-5, but has won four of its last five games. Though meaningless in terms of CAA implications, Hofstra had the 2nd best record in non-conference play to James Madison and will look to move their continuing momentum towards another CAA title. “It’s going to be a tough schedule and a tough weekend against UNC Wilmington,” said Riddiough, whose 2012 team beat UNC in the CAA finals last year. “But if we get healthy, and that is a big if right now, we will be extremely competitive.”
HOFSTRA ATHLETIC CALENDER Away Home
V.S. UNC Wilmington 7:00 P.M.
V.S. College of Charleston 12:00 P.M.
@Rutgers University 7:00 P.M.
V.S. University Of New Hampshire 2:00 P.M.
V.S. UNC Wilmington 7:00 P.M.
V.S. College of Charleston 1:00 P.M.
@ Northeastern 6:00 P.M.
@ Boston University 1:00 P.M.
champs patriot intercollegiate
william and mary invitational
A 16 • September 26, 2013
Volleyball decisively takes Temple Invitational matches By Jackie Parsons Special to the Chronicle
The Hofstra volleyball team won their third tournament of the season at the Temple Invitational this past weekend. The Pride won two out of three matches, improving their record to 8-5. Hofstra began the tournament Friday night with a four set loss against Brown University. The match began with a thrilling first set, one that would eventually result in a 33-31 win for Brown. Brown eventually took the match on a kill from Maddie Lord. The second set was close as well, but resulted in a 26-24 win for the Pride. Hofstra rallied back from a 6-15 deficit to take the set, evening the match at 1-1. Brown went on to win the next two sets 25-22 and 25-18, respectively. Junior outside hitter Kelsie Wills ended the match with 17 kills and seven digs. “There were a lot of errors on our end,” head coach Kristina
Hernandez said. “It wasn’t necessarily anything that Brown was doing to us. We were just giving away a lot of points.” Saturday then brought about a change of pace for the Pride, with two wins against Delaware State and Temple University, earning the championship title for the Pride. Hofstra defeated Delaware State in three sets with scores of 25-9, 25-21 and 30-28. “Saturday, we got it together and we were really aggressive,” said Coach Hernandez. “We were very clean with what we were doing.” The Pride continued on to a championship game against Temple University, earning a 3-1 win. Hofstra dropped the first match 22-25, but went on to win the next three 25-21, 25-16 and 25-16. “We did a good job of adjusting quickly with what Temple was doing to us,” said Hernandez. “We were able to hold their
offense. We were really strong defensively.” The Pride was also strong offensively, with Wills posting 22 kills and junior outside hitter Emily Burke getting 13 kills. Nuria Lopes da Silva, Sophia Black and Kelsie Wills would all be named to the All-Tournament Team, along with Gabriella Matautia and Sandra Sydlik of Temple, Payton Smith of Brown and Jessica Russell-Croucher of Delaware State. It was Black’s first all-tournament honor, reflecting her 28 digs during the tournament. Wills was also named MVP the third time this season for her 54 kills, 28 digs and eight blocks. The Pride will return home to the Mack Sports Complex this weekend to face UNCW at 7 p.m. Friday night and Charleston at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Sophia Black, though only a freshman, has contributed greatly to the team. Hofstra Athletics/Mitchell Leff
Tennis teams destroy Rider University By Mike Rudin assistant sports editor
Hofstra’s tennis teams made a strong first impression in the 2013 season opener against Rider University. Both the Pride men’s and women’s teams shut down the Broncs through excellent execution and outstanding performances. The Pride dominated Rider University with the women’s team achieving the shutout win, 7-0. The men’s team performed beautifully against the Broncs 6-1. Hofstra tennis starts out 1-0 in the regular season as Rider University drops their fourth consecutive loss to go 0-4. “Honestly, I’m always excited for a season opening win,” Head Coach Lauren Leo said of the season opener. “I think it’s a good gauge to see what we need to pick apart a bit, but there was definitely a lot of good that came from that match, there
was a good showing. We have three new additions to this team, they came out strong and it’s always great to see the returning [players] coming back and also showing a strong showing. As a coach, it’s a good way to start the season.“ Louise Lopez and Giulia Leone on the women’s team were the star players for Hofstra in the singles competition with 6-0, 6-0 victories. Lopez dominated Bronc Michelle Caravaglio at second singles while Leone shut down Alexandria Extrjt at fourth singles. Also, in the doubles matchup when Lopez and Leone faced Caravaglio and Extrjt the dynamic Pride duo put up a solid performance to get the 8-2 win. “It’s always a good way to start. Gulia came out of her first collegiate match and handled her so well and she came down to business – that’s always good. Louise is a strong player – she showed
it last year and I’m excited to see she’s continuing her momentum into this season. Obviously it’s still early and we have a lot of work to do, but it’s always good to see that,” said Leo. The most intense singles game in Hofstra’s season opener was the first singles matchup with Pride Sarah Brown facing Allison Noll, but Brown still came out on top 6-2, 7-5. The rest of the singles matchups were solid performances all around by the Pride. Pride player Bianca Derrick nearly got the shutout win scoring 6-1, 6-0 against Kim Leder at fifth singles. Also, at third singles, Hofstra’s Carmen Pestano defeated Kerrin Toner in the end 6-3, 6-0 and Bianca Posa won against Bronc Leonora Paul at sixth singles 6-0, 6-4. The doubles matchups worked very well in Hofstra’s favor as they swept Rider. Bowen/Pestano
defeated Noll/ Toner 8-2, Lopez/ Leone won against Caravaglio/ Extrjt 8-2, and Derrick/Posa crushed Leder/Paul 8-1. The men’s team also put up similar numbers as the women’s team against Rider, but the men won 6-1. The only reason why men’s didn’t get the shutout like the women’s team was because there weren’t enough male players to take the sixth singles matchup. Hofstra only lost that singles matchup by default. Men’s tennis also goes 1-0, while Rider University men’s tennis drops to 1-2. In the second singles matchup, Hofstra’s Adrien Baily shut down Adam Levi 6-0, 6-0. Also, the Pride’s Leo Pires achieved the shutout performance against Ed Chogllo in the fourth singles matchup. In the first singles competition, the Pride’s Ari Richman got the impressive win after he
out-dueled Rollie Malfitano 6-0, 6-1. Beau Wills won against Bronc Nick Lubold 6-1, 6-1 in the third singles completion, and in the following singles matchup Joseph Erichsen outplayed Sean Sweeney 6-2, 6-2. “Singles-wise, they went on the court and took care of business. It was a strong showing and we have to be that ready for this upcoming weekend and the future matches that we have,” said Leo. Doubles matchups were performed well by the Pride as well: Bailly/Richman won 8-1 over Malfitano/Lubold in first doubles and Erichsen/Wills shut out Chogllo/Levi 8-0 in second doubles. “Joe and Beu had a great number two doubles and had a solid win right there.,” said Leo. The Pride continues to get ready for their next competition against St. Francis Brooklyn.
September 26, 2013 • A 17
Field hockey drops two weekend games By Kyle Kandetzki Staff Writer
Hofstra field hockey went into a weekend with two chances to even up their win column, but instead they now find themselves in an even deeper hole. The Pride took on the University of Richmond Friday and the University of Massachusetts on Sunday, but came away with rough losses in both games. The team now is looking to bounce back with conference play opening up in just a few days. “We have to recover as quickly as we can,” said Kathy De Angelis, head coach for the Pride. “I think we can put ourselves in more good situations in the future and capitalize on them.”
During Friday’s matchup against the Richmond Spiders, things seemed to swing Hofstra’s way early on, as the Pride were able to get the ball near the net several times. But a lack of shooting success began the Spiders’ total domination of the game. The first goal came at the 10-minute mark, with Richmond player Rebecca Barry using fancy stick work to dribble the ball off her stick three times, scooping it up and tossing it over goalie Kaitlyn De Turo. The breakaway play stunned other press reporters, fans and even the Pride, because Richmond came back to score again four minutes later. The Spiders hit in one more goal in the closing minutes of the first half to make it 3-0 at the 32 minute mark. When the teams
returned to play in the second, it was apparent that Richmond was in full on defense mode, focusing on running out clock over offense. But still Richmond ended a very back-and-forth affair by adding on the final goal in the 55th minute, making the final score 4-0. But still even with the struggles that the team had in this matchup, Coach De Angelis still found positives in her team. “We did a great job maintaining possession in our attacking third a majority of the game,” said De Angelis. “But we couldn’t find the back of the net because defensively Richmond was very strong.” On Sunday the Pride looked to pull an upset from the seventhranked team in the NCAA, the University of Massachusetts.
Hofstra was able to make it onto the scoreboard this time around, but it wasn’t enough. Hofstra, as they did against Richmond, was able to keep UMass off the board until the 10th minute when featured offensive player Brooke Sabia knocked in her 10th goal off a penalty corner. The Minutewomen then added a steady stream of goals in the 18th, 39th and 43rd minutes to make their lead 4-0. The Pride were not able to get off a shot the entire first half, and took five in the second, one of which was their only goal of the game. Stella Schoen deflected in her 6th goal of the season, but that would be all for Hofstra. Following a last second goal by UMass, the final score would become 5-1 in favor of the
Minutewomen. Though being outshot for the weekend 38-14, Hofstra goalie Kaitlyn De Turo totaled up an impressive 17 saves during both games, 13 of which came against UMass. Next up for the Pride is their first CAA matchup against Northeastern University on the road on Friday. Hofstra will remain in Boston all weekend, as they will take on 13th-ranked Boston University on Sunday. Coach De Angelis hopes that they will be able to improve upon their 3-6 record during this road series. “We need to continue to play at a high level,” said De Angelis. “And if we do while putting the ball in the back of the net, things will favor us eventually.”
Men’s golf underwhelms at Hartford Hawk Invitational By Sean Williams Sports Editor
Brandon Shin was one of the only bright spots in a rough week at Hartford. Hofstra Athletics/Brian Ballweg
Hofstra’s Men’s Golf team tied for 13th in a field of 17 at the Hartford Hawk Invitational Monday and Tuesday of this week. Such a showing pales in comparison to their previous matches of the season. Coach Joe Elliot was disappointed in his team’s showing after two strong tournaments in the early going of the season. “I think we were average,” said Coach Joe Elliot. Junior Brandon Shin, the No. 2 seed for Hofstra, scored the best of the team. Shin tied for fifth place individually with an overall score of +2. 96 golfers competed in the field. This was Shin’s seventh career top-five placement. “Brandon played very well,” said Elliot. “This course is extremely difficult, surrounded by bunkers, out of bounds on both sides… we’ve never played well at this tournament.” Freshman David Won, the No. 1 seed, shot a +27 overthe course awarding him 75th place. Elliot hypothesized that the cold weather hurt his fresh-
man’s performance. “[David Won] had a great performance at the Rutgers Invitational. I think he was in shock in this cold weather. Unfortunately it was very cold and very windy. Yesterday it was about 50 degrees with 30 or 40 mile-per-hour winds. It was cold.” The coach went on to mention that he and his players did not anticipate the conditions and were not suitably dressed. Junior David Mecca, a consistent performer for the Pride, ended his tournament tied for 38th,with an overall +15. Mecca led the tournament in eagles with a pair. Elliot has long relied on Shin and Mecca, his two very reliable golfers, to carry the team when they are struggling. This week was a perfect microcosm of Shin and Mecca’s steady golf swings. “I’m pleased with the two tournaments [preceding the Hartford Hawks Invitational]” Elliot said. “The players are still learning. The problem is they’ll have one great hole and then one really bad hole. I see them with their heads down and they have fourteen holes to play.”
Many say the mental game ranks most important in golf. Elliot is working to ensure that his players do not let themselves become their own worst enemy. “I just tell them that it’s one shot at a time, and that you don’t dwell on the past” said Elliot. The team shot an averaged +70 to conclude the three rounds of play, tying with Fairfield University. Men’s golf will travel down to Virginia this weekend to play in two tournaments. They will first compete Saturday and Sunday in the CHAMPS Patriot Intercollegiate hosted by George Mason University. The Pride will stay down south to play the William and Mary Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The team is looking to put their latest performance behind them and use this weekend as another opportunity to play well, according to Elliot. “I can’t wait for Virginia” he said, laughing. “Hopefully we can get some warm weather.”
Chronicle “Winning Comfortably”
Galton and Scolarici score en route to fifthstraight victory