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HEMPSTEAD, NY Volume 82 Issue 11

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Tuesday February 7, 2017

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Kalikow under consideration for ambassadorship By Gabriella Ciuffetelli EDITOR I A L E D I TO R

New York real estate developer and Hofstra University donor Peter S. Kalikow is reportedly under consideration for an ambassador role in Western Europe, according to Politico.

Top transition sources say the Hofstra alumnus and trustee, who originally announced his support for Donald Trump during the general election, is being considered for diplomatic roles in Italy and Spain. Other candidates for such coveted

Photo courtesy of Hofstra University Flickr Donor and real estate developer Peter S. Kalikow visits Hofstra in 2015.

diplomatic positions include businessmen Lewis Eisenberg and Duke Buchan. Kalikow’s professional career has also been marked by a continued commitment to political involvement and philanthropy, both on and off of Hofstra’s campus. In 2015, Kalikow pledged over $10 million to Hofstra, becoming the namesake of The Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, which officially opened fall 2016. He also helped fund the 2016 presidential debate held here and sponsors Hofstra’s seminars on American presidents. Outside of Hofstra, the former owner of The New York Post is just as politically and socially active. Kalikow helped found the National World War II Museum, is a founding board member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, founded the super PAC “Cain Connections” during

the 2012 election cycle and serves on the board of Temple Emanu-El, a Jewish reform congregation. Foreign governments have also awarded Kalikow with numerous honors and awards. In 1982, he was given the Israel Peace Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award, for his work with the Museum of Jewish Heritage. In 2008, the Italian government awarded Kalikow with the Commendatore in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, one of the nation’s highest honors. However, questions have been raised regarding Kalikow, and the other potential ambassadors’ lack of formal foreign policy experience. Likewise, any business dealings the candidates may have with European countries has yet to be fully investigated as the vetting process is still in its early stages. The full process takes several months, and includes in-depth

background checks conducted by both the FBI and the White House personnel office. Among the documents included in these background checks is the SF278 Public Financial Disclosure Report, a form that details the assets and business dealings for Executive Branch Personnel. The lengthy process serves to ensure that no potential ambassadors have existing ethical or business conflicts of interest with their prospective countries. Once a candidate passes the vetting stage, they can receive a formal nomination before being subjected to a Senate confirmation. Although Trump ordered any ambassadors appointed by President Obama to leave their posts by Jan. 20, there is currently no clear timeline when those being considered for diplomatic roles will be confirmed. Due to the lack of confirmation, Hofstra has declined to comment at this time.

Student denied U.S. entry after Trump ban By Daniel Nikander and Katie Krahulik NEW S E D I TO R / A S S I S TANT NE WS EDITOR

Following President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban certain immigrants and refugees from entering the United States, concerns have grown among the Hofstra community regarding how it will impact the multitude of international students that currently attend the university. On Jan. 27, Trump’s ban temporarily put a block on citizens entering from seven predominantly-Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. In a message released to the university after the ban was implemented, President Stuart Rabinowitz denounced these new regulations and revealed

that a Hofstra student was prevented from flying to the U.S. for the start of the spring semester. “We have been in contact with a Hofstra student from one of the seven countries identified in the executive order who was prevented from boarding his scheduled flight to the U.S. over the weekend, despite holding a valid student visa,” Rabinowitz said. “We are deeply disturbed that this student may be unable to return to continue his studies, and are exploring all options.” Rabinowitz additionally highlighted Hofstra’s goal to maintain a tolerant and inclusive campus. “Hofstra remains committed to doing all that it can to support the rights of all students and faculty to live, work and study

without fear of harassment or communications organization, many international students intimidation, and in fostering an “We are all people striving for across the board, especially upenvironment based on our core freedom, and we must allow perclassmen facing the pressures values of tolerance, inclusiveall in America to practice their of finding a job after graduation. ness and respect,” Rabinowitz religion freely.” wrote. Concerns have risen among Continued ON A2 Students at Hofstra came together in opposition of these new regulations. A service was held in the Student Center on Feb. 3 where people of a range of religions vocalized that the Hofstra community will not stand for this; those affected are welcome not only on campus, but throughout the entire country as well. Sayeed Islam – a Farmingdale professor who attended the event – was quoted by Long Photo courtesy of Masha George / Flickr Island Wins, a non-profit Activists rally against Trump’s Muslim Ban and immigration policies.


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Dance team wins national championship By Angelina Mah STAFF W R I T E R

Hofstra’s dance team has once again taken home the win this season as they were named national champions. The team competed on Jan. 14 and 15 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Preparation for the competition consisted of consecutive morning practices throughout the week and precise technique training that would ensure the dancers would execute the routine flawlessly. Since Sept. 2016, head coach Kelly Olsen-Leon held intense practices in order to keep the team prepared and confident when heading towards the competition. The dancers practiced as if competing to ensure no changes needed to be made when the competition arrived “It was a great feeling to know everything we had worked for was accomplished through this championship,” freshman dancer Ashley Mantrana said. “We all wanted it so much. I’m a freshman on the team and this was my first year

experiencing placing and it was amazing. But for the returning dancers, to have won two years in a row, it must’ve felt incredible.” Olsen-Leon believes that the team’s recognition and successes stem from continuously having a team of dancers with passion, determination, talent and heart. “I felt that this win was deserved and I was proud of my dancers. I wasn’t proud of their performance alone, I was proud of the season they had,” OlsenLeon said. “I truly believe that a season creates a champion and I certainly coached a team of champions this entire season. Their amazing performance and the win was just a way to show how hard we have all worked.” Once the team is selected in April, the dancers get to work right away. While apart for the summer, the dancers are required to take ballet classes, technique classes, do weekly workouts and post videos in a Facebook group to share their progress. In August, they come together for the first time as a team and attend a 10-day dance camp.

The team then returns to school a week early and begins practicing. Each week they have ballet, do workouts, work on technique and learn game day routines; then the preparation for national competition starts. Hofstra’s dance team has been nationally ranked for over 21 years and is recognized for their passionate school spirit and fierce competition on the floor. Along with being nationally ranked, the dance team has placed as World Champions and Gold Medalists represent-

ing the U.S. National Team for the International Cheer Union (ICU). The team’s drive and excited competitiveness has them ranked No. 1 in colleges on Long Island. Hofstra is hoping to be picked to represent the USA again this year as the U.S. National Team. Whether they’re chosen or not, the team will continue to practice intensely and represent the Hofstra Pride at basketball games, admissions events and more.

The OPT (optical practice training) program already gives rise to reservations for international students, given that they must find a job within 90 days of graduating in order to remain in the United States. The pressure for these students to find a job has been multiplied by the recent policy changes made by Trump. “I’m originally from Zimbabwe. Staying is really important because there’s really nothing to go back to,” said Nonny Machi, a senior biochemistry major. “We’ve had the same president for over 30 years, we don’t have a currency due to hyperinflation and we’re pretty much in a constant state of political unrest. So at this point, my only other options are to go anywhere and everywhere else but home that’ll take me.” Machi, who graduates this spring, is still looking for a job and worries about how Trump’s

executive order will impact her chances of getting one. “Unfortunately, with the recent changes there’s a lot of fear that the visa program that I can use to get a job and work for a year will be cancelled which adds a lot of extra pressure 203 Student Center

Editor-in-Chief Michael Ortiz Managing Editor Kyle Kandetzki Business Manager Erin Kiley News Editors Danny Nikander Laurel O’Keefe Assistant News Editor Katie Krahulik

Assistant A&E Editor

Brianna Ciniglio Sports Editors Kevin Carroll PJ Potter

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Joe Fay

Photo courtesy of Hofstra University Flickr Hofstra’s 2016-17 dance team celebrates after winning the national title.

everything sooner rather than later,” Machi said. Roberto Figueroa, a Guatemalan international student, graduated in the fall of 2016 and said finding a job as an international student is hard enough as it is. “Now that Trump is plac-

“ ... with the recent changes there’s a lot of fear that the visa program that I can use to get a job and work for a year will be cancelled ... ” because there’s so few companies that will even hire you as an international student because they don’t want to waste their time, energy and resources on someone who’s going to have to leave. So basically, now I have to get all the paperwork and


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Students fear new immigration laws Continued from A1

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ing even more restrictions and making it seem like internationals are here to steal [American] jobs, it makes companies more reluctant to hire internationals because he also brings a lot of uncertainty as to what’s going to happen with those policies.

So the pressure when looking for jobs is much higher because you don’t only have to convince them that you are great for the job, but also that you being an international is an asset and not a handicap in the company.” International business major Giulia Leone, an Italian who grew up in Australia and went to high school in Peru, agreed that the process would become more difficult. Here on a tennis scholarship, she said that the United States is quick to accept international students, but the problems arrive when they graduate. “With Trump in command it just makes it more difficult because I feel like people don’t need a good reason to turn you down. After the Muslim ban, there are rumors circulating about further cuts on work visas in the near future,” she said. “They were already scarce compared to the demand, so I feel like we are just unwanted here.”

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Women’s March launches worldwide protests By Nicole Boucher and Elyse Carmosino STAFF W R I T E R / S P E C I A L TO T HE C HR ONI C L E

Millions of women, men and children across the globe gathered for Women’s Marches on Jan. 21, the largest of which was held in Washington, D.C. The demonstrators protested President Trump’s newly selected administration, as well as their stances on issues including rights for women, rights for people of color, immigration and the environment. The rally in D.C. featured well-known speakers and performers who fired up the crowds before marching toward the White House. Speeches were given by notable actors, musicians, celebrities, politicians and activists, as well as the movement’s four national co-chairs: Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland. The co-chairs have worked throughout their lives for social justice, civil rights, equality and sustainability. The movement, which began as a call to action in a single Facebook post, spread across the world in the 10 weeks between election night and the president’s inauguration. Sister marches were organized in

every capital city in the United States – as well as many other cities – and hosted abroad in cities including Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Nairobi, Sydney and on the Antarctic Peninsula. As the campaign grew in size it decreased in exclusivity, as women from every race, ethnicity, religion, background and walk of life sought to have their concerns and ideas heard. “I think that if you don’t like the way the system is, you have to show that you will not be complacent,” said Natasha Rappazzo, a senior political science and history major and president of the Campus Feminist Collective. She attended a march in Dallas, Texas, which was organized by State Representative Victoria Neave. “Protest is just one of the many ways to reject passivity in a corrupt system,” Rappazzo said. Suha Khanker, a senior global studies major, attended the march in New York City because she felt she needed her voice heard in the current political environment. “I went because I felt like it was a civic duty. I had to take a stand against the current administration’s discriminatory rhetoric … Being at the March

Elyse Carmosino / The Hofstra Chronicle Rallier expresses her frustration on a sign at the women’s march held in Washington D.C.

was super empowering and heartwarming. The inclusiveness of it gave me hope that we can fight the racism, sexism and xenophobia perpetuated by Donald Trump,” Khanker said. It was not hard to spot Women’s March attendees due to a project that was created by two women known as the Pussyhat Project. Handmade pink “pussy-

Elyse Carmosino / The Hofstra Chronicle Protesters gather in Washinton D.C. to rally against President Donald Trump and support women’s rights.

hats,” shaped to resemble cat ears, could be seen throughout the crowds. They account for the aerial shots of the march that appear to show a flood of pink in the nation’s capital. “It seemed like there were never-ending people,” said Kat Smith, a sophomore women studies and journalism major who attened the march in D.C. “It felt good to know that many people had done this.” Many men attended in solidarity with women’s issues and in protest of the rhetoric heard during Trump’s campaign, frequently described as alienating to marginalized groups. Bernard Coles, a senior sociology major who attended the march in D.C., said of his reasons for protesting: “I wanted to be a part of the global opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency. He may have navigated the American electoral system to power, but that is no indication of how the American people feel about him as a leader.” The marches across the world were only the first step for the Women’s March movement. Those who attended in D.C. were implored to take part in a “10 Actions / 100 Days” campaign during the first hundred days of Trump’s administration. Organizers called on protesters to contact their local govern-

ment officials daily to share their opinions on national and local issues, and some speakers even insisted that people try to get involved in local government and politics. While each student had his or her own reasons for participating in the Women’s March, the overall message remained largely the same: many Hofstra students are concerned about what the future holds during the Trump presidency. The official Facebook page for the March summarizes the reasons why many people of all backgrounds felt it necessary to participate in the historical protest. “The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized and threatened many of us: immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities and survivors of sexual assault ... The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”

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Third floor of library to become study lounge By Daniel Nguyen STAFF W R I T E R

The third floor of Axinn Library is undergoing a massive renovation, from a floor filled with books to another lounge, allowing for more study space for students. Towards the end of the semester, Hofstra’s student body often finds itself crowded in the limited study spaces available in Axinn Library and Hammer Lab. With over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students

across the campus, the strain on available study space has been increasingly inconvenient. With the addition of a new student lounge on the third floor of Axinn Library, Student Services and the Center for Academic Excellence are hoping to address these issues in the future. “The Center for Academic Excellence, including the Undergraduate Tutorial Program, will be housed on the third floor of the library and

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The gutted third floor of the Axinn Library is undergoing renovations.

will connect to the success of the collaborative learning and study spaces on the ground and second floors,” said Jean Peden Christodoulou, the assistant vice president for Student Affairs. In addition to individual and group tutoring rooms, there will also be flexible spaces that faculty and students can reserve for meetings and group work. “There was an interest in creating a central location that would easily connect students to people and services that will help them thrive in their academic lives,” Peden Christodoulou said. “What better location than the library to help students make connections between their learning inside the classroom and strategies to be successful when they are outside of class?” Work is currently underway and will continue through the spring semester. Previously, the contents of the third floor were relocated to make way for future construction. “The library faculty weeded over 50,000 books from the collection to open up the third floor for the Center for Academic

“They’re taking out the book stacks that used to be on the third floor and they’re putting in more tables for students to study ... ” Excellence,” said Howard E. Graves, director of Axinn Library. “The process took over a year, was data-driven and relied on the subject knowledge of library faculty. It was very carefully done.” While the Axinn Library and labs do offer sitting space for studying or group collaboration, many feel they don’t provide enough space for Hofstra’s students. Although the third floor will most likely still be under construction during spring finals week, incoming students from the class of 2021 and onward can look forward to the increased space for students in the third floor

lounge. Student response to the renovation has been positive, citing the increased traffic flow during finals and the necessity of an additional space to clear up congestion. Mikayla Roberts, a freshman physician’s assistant studies major and library employee, said, “They’re renovating. They’re taking out the book stacks that used to be on the third floor and they’re putting in more tables for students to study, and I think that’s really good because I know during finals week last semester people were unable to find seats in the library when they really needed time to


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Planned Parenthood gears up to fight Trump By Laurel O’Keefe NEW S E D I TO R

Last month, House Speaker Paul Ryan revealed that he’s fast-tracking legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and subsequently defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (PPNC) is working to fight against this legislation through rallies and political action in order to protect family planning, access to contraception and push back on women’s rights. If Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence and the other conservative ideologues leading Congress repeal the ACA, the consequences would be overwhelming: about 30 million people will lose their health insurance, and 2.5 million Planned Parenthood patients a year will no longer have access to the sexual and reproductive health care they rely on. “For many women – across the country and right here in Nassau County – not being able to get care at a Planned Parenthood health center means that they won’t receive care at all,” JoAnn Smith, PPNC President and CEO said. “We are calling on Congress to stop these political attacks, but, until they do, Planned Parenthood will leave no stone unturned in fighting

back for our patients and ensuring that our doors stay open.” On Sunday, Jan. 15, PPNC joined people across the country that stood up at over 34 rallies opposing the repeal of the ACA and the defunding of Planned Parenthood. PPNC was joined at the New York state rally by Reps. Kathleen Rice and Tom Suozzi as well as local advocates. The rally – entitled, Our First Stand – took place at the Yes We Can Center in Westbury. “Sunday’s rally is one of many events and opportunities during this month for people to stand with Planned Parenthood. We hope people will … use their voices and stand up for the health care and rights of millions of Americans,” Smith said. In addition to the rally, PPNC joined in the Women’s March on New York City and in the Annual New York Day of Action – a full day of educating state legislators in Albany with over 1,500 sexual and reproductive health advocates. “We know we don’t have much control on a federal level but we can make a difference on a state level, so we want to focus on that,” said Shayne Larkin, the public affairs coordinator of PPNC. In addition to protecting women’s right to abortion and the

Public Safety Briefs Compiled by Maria Zaldivar

On Feb. 1, a vending machine in Nassau Hall was reportedly vandalized. PS responded and is currently investigating the matter. On Feb. 1, a Hofstra staff member reported the loss and theft of an Apple Wireless Keyboard and an Apple Magic Track pad in Roosevelt Hall between Dec. 16 and Feb. 1. PS responded and is conducting an investigation. On Feb. 1, PS responded to a report of marijuana odor in Stuyvesant Hall. The resident denied the use of marijuana. The resident was then issued a referral to community standards. On Feb. 1, an RA in Newport House reported drug paraphernalia in a resident’s dorm. PS

confiscated a lighter and grinder located in the resident’s desk. The resident was issued a referral to community standards. On Feb. 2, a Nassau Hall RA reported a strong marijuana odor. PS responded and the student admitted to smoking marijuana outside the residence hall. The resident was issued a referral to community standards.

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ACA, one of PPNC’s goals is to support the introduction of the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act of 2017, which would ensure women’s rights to free birth control and expand to cover male contraceptives and overall enhance New Yorker’s access to free contraception. The legislation would require all New York insurance companies to provide coverage for all brands of FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products. “[The Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act] would make it possible for people to get a year’s supply of contraceptive methods at your pharmacy instead of just three months’ worth, and health insurances would be required to cover contraceptive methods the same way a flu shot is covered,” Larkin said. Should it be enacted, the bill would allow for more women to avoid unplanned pregnancies. For example, under current legislation, insurances only cover one form of intrauterine devices (IUD) – an internal form of birth control. One form does not work for all women, so if the act were passed it would require insurance companies to provide different forms of this contraceptive. This would allow more

women to have access to these preventative measures. To support these efforts and fight against the repeal of the ACA, Karla Bradley – grassroots organizer of PPNC – said the organization relies partly of the voices of the Nassau County community. “PPNC has a volunteer program,” Bradley said. “We have volunteer nights every month that allow community members to come and learn what we are up to and involved in.” PPNC has a Digital Action

Network that allows for students to volunteer and also offers opportunities for students to get involved with their efforts through organizations at Hofstra, including Student Advocates for Safer Sex (SASS), a Planned Parenthood Generation Action Group. Larkin said, “After this election season, people who weren’t involved before are going out and marching. People [who] were already involved are taking a much bigger dive.”

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Protesters gather in New York City in solidarity with Planned Parenthood.

Obituary: Harold L. Wattel By Katie Krahulik A SSISTA N T N EWS ED ITO R

Hofstra’s first dean of the School of Business, Harold Louis Wattel passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 95 years old. Dr. Wattel began working with the faculty in 1947 when he chaired the economic department and helped establish the original school of business. He continued to work at the university for 40 years. The Brooklyn native brought many years of experience with him to the university after enlisting in the Navy and serving on the USS Massachusetts in the South Pacific and getting a master’s degree at Columbia University and then a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research.

According to his daughter, Karen Arenson, he was a recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the university as well as the status Professor Emeritus of Economics in 1986. Dr. Wattel was a well-rounded administrator whom Hofstra was proud to have recruited. He participated in many nonprofits, including the New York State Cooperative Extension Service, the New York State Lung Association and IPRO, which focused on health care improvement and evaluation. Dr. Wattel taught at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in the 1980s, and worked with many businesses in the New York City area. Wattel’s legacy lives on as

Hofstra’s business school gained national recognition and attracts students from all over the world. He is survived by his children, Arenson and Jill Stockinger, grandchildren, Morgan Arenson and Kaolin Fire, and great grandchildren Fenris Asher Fire and Phoenix Zephyr Fire. Herman Berliner, the current dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, worked as an economics professor while Wattel was the dean. “Dr. Wattel had a major impact on the development of the School of Business at Hofstra,” he said. A lover of art, poetry, books, travel and people, Wattel was a widely respected and admired member of the Hofstra community.


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Overheard @ Hofstra In the Student Center:

In the Netherlands:

Is one of the DJs at Bangers that Asian kid?

In Colonial Sqaure

They said no one would buy Vine, Bitch I’ll buy Vine!

I always forget to cover my hickeys.

In Breslin: No, that’s David Wang.

Let me show you this picture! Wait, no one is a homophobe right?

In the Student Center:

On the night shuttle:

In C.V Starr:

Mod Podge is the miracle glue of the soul.

Is John Wilkes Booth part of the 27 club?

I’m actually concerned because she wanted to get blackout drunk this weekend.

You just wear them like an American flag.

Horoscopes: What do your stars say? By Rachel Bowman STAFF W R I T E R

Aries (March 21 – April 20): You’ve been feeling distracted lately, haven’t you Aries? The new year has you feeling unsettled, but that only means you need to find something to pour your fiery energy into. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Try joining a new club or volunteering with a new organization. Taurus (April 21 – May 21): You need to find your zone this semester, Taurus. Let your creativity fly free. Since you are so grounded, you might be hesitant to accept your wild ideas, but don’t censor yourself. Find some inspiration and let your heart do the rest, not your head. Gemini (May 22 – June 21): Since you are the sign of twins, Gemini, you’ve probably piled up your plate with the work of two people. Your ambitious personality won’t let you take a break from trying to accomplish all of your goals, but you need to find some time this week to slow down and take a break. Try taking a yoga class or hitting the

gym to escape your busy life for an hour. Cancer (June 22 – July 22): Now is your time to try new things, Cancer. But, don’t let yourself get carried away between balancing work and extracurricular activities. Use these new involvements to create new relationships and build new friendships. A beautiful new friendship is bound to blossom this spring for you. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 21): As a fire sign, Leo, it is part of your personality to be a strong and passionate person. Now is the time to lend your support to a cause in need. Go wherever you feel your support is needed, and give them your best. But, don’t stretch yourself too thin, put your passion into one thing at a time. Virgo (Aug. 22 – Sept. 23): Virgo, now is your time to embrace the “New Year, New Me,”

mantra. Take the time to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself. Don’t be afraid to try new things like new food or a new activity. Now is the time to find yourself. Libra (Sept. 24 – Oct. 22): Now is the time to have a fresh start, Libra. Go out of your way

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to make amends to bad relationships, and let them go if need be. Also, use this as an opportunity to make new relationships and connections. You are going to have a few realizations about your life soon, and those new connections could help you move

forward. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Valentine’s Day is approaching, Scorpio, and Cupid has his arrow aimed at you. Don’t be afraid to pursue a new relationship, or rekindle an old flame. Your intimate personality craves deep conversation. So when you meet someone who wants to give that to you, let them in. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 22): This Valentine’s Day will be more of a “Galentine’s Day” for you, Sagittarius. That’s okay because you deserve to treat yourself. Take some time to bond with your friends and family, because you’ve been distant lately with work and other things taking over your mind. Relax, enjoy the moment and show others that you appreciate them. Let them know you care because it is something they need to hear from you. Capricorn (Dec. 23 – Jan. 20): Now is the time for you to start

working on your listening and communications skills, Capricorn. You are a loyal friend, and need to avoid the temptation of gossip. Now is also the time to take your creative energy and put it into redecorating or reorganizing your living space. It will be the best way to avoid clutter in your life. Aquarius (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19): Happy birthday, Aquarius! Now that you are another year older and maybe a little wiser, it’s time to start saving all the money and goods you might receive in the next few weeks. The best way for you to save money is to avoid unnecessary purchases. Take a break from eating out. Your wallet and your health will thank you. Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 20): Pisces, you need to take some time to take care of yourself. Recharge and sleep in this weekend if you can. You’ve been working hard and everyone sees and appreciates what you’ve done. You’ve been saving, so now is the time to enjoy the finer things in life.

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Clothes Call: Winter Wardrobe Staples By Savanna Malloy STAFF W R I T E R

Winter is here and we all know what that means: hats, scarves and coats so big you can hardly fit through the door. But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are ways to stay warm and keep it fashion-forward this semester. So if you want to avoid looking like the Michelin Man walking around campus, but still want to turn heads while looking cute and comfy, you’re in luck. These are the three musthave items everyone needs in their wardrobe this winter:

or a bodycon skirt to contrast the volume on top. Pro-tip: The puffer jacket fits right into the current athleisure trend which blends function with style. You can wear it to go work out or you can dress it up with a pair of boots and high-waisted jeans.

without compromising on style. Pro-tip: If you’re not quite the type to rock head to toe in fur, that’s okay! A coat with a fur lined collar or hood can still have the same great effect without being as loud. Turtlenecks Everyone remembers that horrible, itchy turtleneck sweater their mom made them wear around the holidays, right? Well it’s time to put those scarring memories in the past and give the turtleneck another chance because not only are they great for staying warm, but they can also look super chic! It’s all about the layering. A short, chunky necklace and leather jacket can take any turtleneck to the next level. Pro-tip: Love that sleeveless dress that you only get to wear during the warmer months? Layer summer dresses over turtlenecks to get more use out of them.

“The puffer jacket fits right into the current athleisure trend, which blends function with style.”

The Puffer Jacket Now I know what you’re thinking, “I thought we were trying to avoid The Abominable Snowman look?” But with designers like Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Balenciaga flooding the fall and winter 2016 runways with their puffer jackets, this piece of outerwear is finally getting its chance to shine. The trick to not letting the jacket overwhelm you is balance. Pair it with a pair of sleek skinny jeans

Faux Fur Whether it’s a great coat or a cozy scarf, there is nothing that makes you feel more like royalty than draping yourself in fur. A fur coat always makes an impact and never goes out of style – you probably even have one of your grandmother’s old fur coats hanging in a closet at home. Not to mention the fact that it’s basically the best way to stay toasty

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Man on the Unispan

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What is the most memorable class you have taken at Hofstra and why?

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“Composition One with KP (Paul Gordon), we call him KP. He’s an incredible dude who has insane insight and fascinating life experiences that he shares in incredible ways to enhance a higher learning environment. Literally, he’s my favorite person.” - Hannah Goodman, freshman

“Probably Cultural Globalization because of the professor, Professor Janer, and all of the readings. In most of my classes here, the readings have been written by white men. But we had this reading that countered that because it was written by women from all around the world – women of color. The way the professor taught the class changed the way I view the world.”

“The most memorable class that I’ve taken so far would be my humanities class for the Honors College. We did a version of Lysistrata and put on a performance. It was my favorite class because it was so different from anything I’ve gotten to do so far. It was a welcome change.” - Penelope Ramos, freshman

- Emilie Beck, junior

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Ask Allison: Quit quitting resolutions By Allison Eichler


We all know the feeling, New Year’s comes around and we make a resolution because “New Year, New Me,” right? But we’re only a few weeks into January, and you’ve fallen off the bandwagon. You try to justify it by promising yourself you’re just taking a break for a week and then you’ll get back into keeping your resolution. But you and I both know you’ve quit for the time being. If you’ve been nodding along, whispering “this is so relatable,” make a second resolution right now! Make a resolution to yourself that, even though you

haven’t quite kept up with what you promised you would do this year, you will not quit. Life is too short for quitting. It doesn’t matter what your resolution is. Whether you vowed to go to the gym more often, eat healthier, be more organized or spend less money, every resolution is equally important and you will not give up. What’s most important is believing in yourself and staying motivated. If you’ve found yourself stuck in that rut of not following through on your resolution, stop sitting around and wallowing in self-loathing and procrastination. Think about how

good it felt to make that change in the beginning, how proud you were that you had stuck to your promise. Think about the future and how much better off you’ll

believe that you can do it. And don’t forget, we have friends for a reason. Do you have a friend who made a resolution similar to yours? This is the perfect recipe for success. Working alongside someone else is always a surefire way to reach your goals. Turn to someone “You will not quit. Life is you trust and ask them to too short for quitting.” send you a text every day reminding you of your resolution and motivating you to keep moving forward with your goals. be if you keep sticking to your Remember, self-motivation is resolution. This isn’t the time to the key to keeping up with your be lazy! This is the time to take resolution. If you can’t motivate a long, hard, look at yourself and yourself, you won’t have the

excitement and enthusiasm you need to succeed. Keep the finish line in sight and make long-term goals with small milestones that you can accomplish along the way. It’s the little victories that keep you on your toes. Seeing results will keep you excited to move forward with your resolution.

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The Humans of Hofstra By Emily Hulbert STAF F WR I T E R

Chase Laxdal

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James Kaldell

“I love learning about everything. I can give you a random fact, like there are six stages of burns even though you normally hear of first, second and third degree burns. It actually goes up to fourth, fifth and sixth degree burns depending on what kind of burn it is. I am from a small town in the middle of nowhere in Minnesota with a very small population. I grew up next to farms and stuff like that. I’m not from Wisconsin because I’m not a Cheesehead. There’s nothing fun in Minnesota. I mean it’s my home, it’s where my friends are, it’s where I grew up. However, I’ve been loving Hofstra and Long Island, especially how everything is so close to each other rather than having to drive insane distances to get somewhere. I went on a volunteer trip to Peru and worked at an orphanage for two weeks. I went between freshman and sophomore year in high school. It was splendid. I did manual labor because I was one of the few boys there, and the other half of the time I spent the day with a group of boys. Just hanging out with them. It was a group of brothers who didn’t get to see each other very often.”

“I had always gone to swim classes when I was little and then I stopped. Then I became a teacher junior year, and I started teaching swim classes to kids ages 3 through 12, and that just naturally merged into a continuation of adaptive swim lessons for kids with special needs. So I started teaching kids with special needs, which was kind of cool. My first few weeks on the job as a lifeguard, I saved a kid from drowning. Only kid I saved. He was like, ‘Look, Mom, I can go in the deep end.’ I did martial arts for a few years but stopped in my junior year of high school. So I can kick someone’s butt if I need too. I’m from Marblehead, Massachusetts, which is 10 minutes away from Salem, which is witch city. I have a bird named Birdie who bites people, a dog whose name is Max, and I have a fish that is 4 years old. My brother won him at the fair and the fish’s name is Fish. I worked for my congressman in the Massachusetts district in my senior year of high school. It was really exciting and that was actually what made me want to go into my major. So I’m taking their advice and it’s been working well for me. I did constituent service and I worked on people’s cases. Now I’m trying to work for more Congress people.”

“I’m a triplet so I’m one of three. We all go to different colleges and we are all very different. I also really love superheroes. My favorite is Captain America. I like him the most because I feel like he is the most respected superhero in the Marvel Universe. Everybody kind of wants to be him and looks up to him. My grandma used to send me old Spiderman comics, but once Iron Man came out in 2008 I started falling into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I started getting into the directors, cast and producers. I got really invested. I was at Hofstra in eighth grade because my school was traveling up to Boston for the music department and we got to do a little clinic here. So I went on this website that was supposed to help you find the right college and Hofstra was one of them. I wanted to be a cop when I was a freshman in high school. I took chemistry in junior year. I was really good at it and liked it a lot so I thought if only I could take a mixture of both, and forensic science was the answer.”

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By Savanna Malloy STAFF W R I T E R

Emily Lowe Gallery presents “Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement,” a compilation of photographs based upon Lyon’s

memoir, which documents his experiences with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1962 to 1964. With this collection of black and white images, Lyon pio-

neered a new movement in photojournalism with his unique point of view that emphasized his own investment and connection to the subject matter. The intimate relationship between Lyon and his subjects is most clearly illustrated in his up-close and personal portraits of African-American demonstrators as they fought for their rights. “Demonstrations at an ‘allwhite’ swimming pool in Cairo, Illinois” depicts young boys and girls standing in a line as peaceful protestors. Two girls stare directly into the camera, the older looking weary and the younger crossing her arms as if in defiance. It is through photos such as these that Lyon is able to capture not only images, but also emotions. Lyon not only gives his viewers an intimate look into the lives of the protestors, but also provides glimpses of the officers who worked against the Civil Rights Movement.

His photograph entitled, “Clarksdale, Mississippi, police pose for a photograph as ministers from the National Council of Churches march to the local church,” shows officers making inappropriate sexual gestures and flipping off the camera. In this image Lyon expertly juxtaposes the police against images of nonviolent protesters. Another instance in which Lyon impeccably portrays the conflict between the demonstrators and the authorities is in “Classic Nonviolent Arrest.” An African-American man remains stone-faced and limp as police carry him away from a peaceful sit-in. In this simple photograph, Lyon brilliantly conveys the resolve and resilience of his subjects in the face of adversity. Perhaps the most powerful set of images in the exhibition are part of the series “March on Washington.” As opposed to focusing on the speakers at this momentous event, Lyon chose

to turn his camera to the crowd. The silhouettes of young men, hands in the air clapping, snapping and chanting dominate the frame in one picture. Another image shows a crowd of people intently listening to the speaker on stage. Joy, fear, passion, anger and camaraderie are just a few of the emotions that Lyon is able to capture from the crowd. Lyon’s ability to make the viewer feel like they are a part of the crowd is what makes this series so impactful. Lyon’s one of a kind perspective and deep link to his subject matter is the common thread that runs through each and every photo in the exhibit. He uses these images to say something more powerful than words ever could. This exhibition runs through April 13 and is open Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Saturday to Sunday noon to 4 p.m. in the Emily Lowe Gallery.

Begging For More of ‘The Begger’s Opera’ By Christopher Hoffman S PEC IAL TO T H E C H R O N I C L E

The lights go down. The curtain goes up. The orchestra strikes a chord and sets the tone for the night ahead. So begins your standard opera – but, as its audience soon finds out, “The Beggar’s Opera” is not a standard performance. The intimacy and close proximity afforded by the Black Box Theater, a fittingly nontraditional space for Hofstra Opera Theater necessitated by renovations to the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, allowed this cast and creative team to truly shine, using every inch of the smaller space to maximize the impact of every lyric and detail of choreography in the show. The creative team, under the direction of Isabel Milenski, artistic and stage director, utilized the space to its fullest potential, employing the theater’s mezzanine catwalk as an extension of the stage to host the chorus members for the larger scenes. A cast featuring veterans to the Hofstra opera stage and newbies alike, these actors seemed to

embrace the strange nature of the show and accentuate it, modernizing the otherwise classical show with presentday accoutrements such as cell phones and wardrobe choices. The opera opened with an enthusiastic invitation from the narrator, The Beggar (Alex Della Ratta), for the crowd to enjoy the show. This shattering of the fourth wall from the very beginning was an indicator of the nonstandard show about to unfold. The palpable energy of this cast could be felt right from Della Ratta’s entrance and was certainly carried on through the performances of Mr. Peachum (Nevin Shah) and Mrs. Peachum (Colleen McKeown), as well as Peachum’s right hand man, Filch (Richard Kihm), and Lockit (Michael Fernandez). While the whole cast delivered strong performances encapsulating the satirical nature of the original opera and entertaining the sold out audience, it was the trio of performances in the love triangle of Polly Peachum (Sydney Coelho), Captain Macheath (Alex Herron) and Lucy Lockit

(Kristina Shafranski) that truly stole the show. Synthesizing their tools, including their experience in Hofstra Opera Theater, musical training at the university and natural stage presence and musicianship, Coelho, Herron and Shafranski commanded the stage with an unwavering confidence that brought their characters to life and left no room for doubting their strength as performers. The whole cast was certainly capable of delivering strong vocal performances, but these three stood out for their vocal chops. Herron’s rich tenor voice, particularly when coupled with the silky soprano lines that Coelho delivered all night, carried far above the orchestra and filled the theater with a familiar warmth. Their voices seemed to guide the audience through the perilous tale of a highwayman, Macheath, caught in a love triangle, who ultimately finds himself in a compromising position on death row and whose passing would benefit the fathers of both girls with whom he finds himself entwined. The story follows the

Peachum and Lockit families, and ultimately ends with The Beggar breaking the fourth wall once more to inform the audience that although a moral story would end in Macheath’s death, the townspeople demand a happy ending in which his life is spared. A final song and dance reprise wraps up the story and the trio rides off into the sunset with Macheath living to fight again. It requires true talent and creative vision to take a nonstandard opera such as this

one, couple it with an unusual stage and produce something that seems so natural and entertaining. Hofstra Opera Theater’s production of “The Beggar’s Opera” has managed to do just that, satisfying three sold out audiences with a spectacular showing of talent and command across the entire cast. Strong performances all around contributed to a show that left audiences – fittingly – begging for more.

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NBC Takes You to ‘The Good Place’

By Amanda Valentovic FEATUR ES E D I TO R

This past fall, NBC’s comedy night kicked off with a new show that broke down conventional ideas of heaven and renamed it “The Good Place.” While where we’re living doesn’t feel like a very good place right now, the sitcom created by Mike Schur (the mastermind behind “Parks

architect who built the neighborhood, Michael (Ted Danson), gives her a tour and explains that all of the good things she did on earth earned her a spot in the show’s equivalent of heaven. There’s just one problem – Shellstrop doesn’t actually belong there; she was mixed up with someone who had the same name. The neighborhood is tailored for the real Eleanor Shellstrop, not the one that Bell plays. The first season just wrapped up a few weeks ago, and in only 13 episodes was able to go from a quirky comedy about where Photo courtesy of people go when they die, to a more dramatic and Recreation”) provides laughs investigation into good versus while also questioning what the bad, right versus wrong and afterlife really is. whether or not soulmates actuStarring Kristen Bell, “The ally exist. Good Place” is about Eleanor Chidi Anagonye (William Shellstrop, a woman who dies Jackson Harper), Eleanor’s and wakes up in the “good supposed soulmate, is an ethics place” – a neighborhood filled professor – or at least he was with everything she could ever before he died. Against his better want in the afterlife, including judgement he tried to teach her her soulmate. Her guide, and the

how to become a good person so she doesn’t get discovered and sent to the bad place. The chemistry that Bell and Harper build over the course of the season makes you root for them, even though you know they are not actually supposed to be together. Danson’s character is also quirky and fun to watch as he tries to keep his version of heaven together while there are some obvious errors. And another performance that stands out is D’Arcy Carden as Janet – a kind of human Siri. She’s a robot personified, who has every piece of knowledge you could ever need to know. That is, until she accidentally gets reset and falls in love with another resident of the neighborhood, Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto). There are also familiar faces from Schur’s other shows who guest star, including Adam Scott as Trevor, the representative architect from the so-called “bad place.” Marc Evan Jackson, another “Parks and Rec” alum, also makes an appearance. The premise sounds more complicated than it actually is, while still being genuinely funny. Since curse words are banned in the good place (and on network TV), they’re replaced

with “fork” and “shirt,” and a restaurant in the town is called “The Good Plates.” The criteria to get into the good place also made me smile – using the word “Facebook” as a verb took points away from your chances, while being vegan but never discussing it unprompted added to them. And if you have questions about who else got in, Michael addressed it in the first episode. Mozart, Picasso and pretty much every artist went to the bad place, along with every United States president except Lincoln. “The Good Place” recently got renewed for a second season, and if you’re wondering how long this premise can last, don’t worry. Without too many spoilers, a series of events involving memory loss and a character that secretly turns out to be evil sets up the show’s return. The sitcom mixes comedy with a little bit of drama, while breaking down conventional ideas of heaven and hell and only briefly discussing religion. It questions whether a person can be truly all good or all bad, if it’s possible to fall in love with more than one person at once and if a person can really change – even in the afterlife.

Sit Back and Enjoy ‘The Ride’ with Catfish and the Bottlemen

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By Samantha Storms SPEC IAL TO T H E C H R O N I C L E

The messy-haired, leather-clad Welsh lads of Britain’s newest breakthrough rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen have been making waves both home and abroad with the release of their sophomore album, “The Ride,”

back in May of 2016. Within the first month of its release, the record found itself at the top of the Official UK Charts, surpassing the success of the boys’ debut album, “The Balcony,” in 2014. “We’re going to be massive and take over the world,” said frontman Van McCann in a 2015

interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac in anticipation of the album’s release. “We’re bigger than the Beatles!” The 11-track album features tunes such as “Outside” and “Soundcheck,” tracks McCann described as “songs that people will want to hear” in an interview with the Rolling Stone’s Reed Fischer. The 24-year-old Cheshire frontman fills each and every lyric with a passion we have not seen since the likes of Oasis or The Cure. The band is sweeping across the nation in a fervent attempt to revitalize rock music with the heart-pounding power of lead guitarist Johnny Bond’s energizing solos and the familiar sound of McCann’s raspy vocals. Despite the album’s musical sound that dedicated followers of the band have grown accustomed to since the group’s formation in

2007, McCann’s writing misses the mark. Allusions to the relatable realities of love, sex and bluntness that fans have come to love and identify with are sorely lacking in several of the record’s tracks, an ailment “The Balcony” had not suffered from. With the arrival of Catfish’s newfound success, especially in the new territory of the United States, McCann must tap into the sense of empathy in their music that fans have loyally absorbed. The boys’ live shows have transcended from pub stages to earning a spot on Green Day’s Summer 2017 Revolution Radio tour as a special guest appearance. The band has accumulated such a devoted fan base however, that “The Ride’s” shortcomings have not entirely held the record back from making its mark on young people enthralled by

McCann’s dedication to revolutionizing alternative music. A fan favorite from the album is the leading track “7.” McCann’s writing speaks of an older life – days come to pass. He writes, “I beg you, but you know I’m never home/I love you, but I need another year alone.” The song uncovers the truth of life on the road as the boys embark on long months of touring, a reality McCann described as one of the great hardships of making music. We have all loved and lost. “The Ride” does the trick in pulling listeners back into the reality of our lives and the hardships we face. Catfish and the Bottlemen are dead set on proving to the world that there is still music out there for the young rock lovers working their 9-to-5s in the midst of heartbreak and elation alike.

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‘Kingdom Hearts 2.8’ Has Heart, But it is Short

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Though an enticing but short-lived look at the future of the “Kingdom Hearts” series, “Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue” should only be important to long-time fans who want to get the most out of the series. “Kingdom Hearts 2.8” is

segmented into three parts: a remastered version of “Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance,” a new hybrid spinoff/ prologue from “Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep,” entitled “0.2 Birth By Sleep: A Fragmentary Passage,” which uses a brand new game engine and a CGI movie prequel to the series called “Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover.”

“Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD” is simply a remaster of the original game -- initially released on the 3DS, and is optimized for the PS4. Unfortunately, there are little to no gameplay differences between the old version and the remastered one. The only impactful differences are minor graphical improvements, changes to the user interface to work on a PS4 controller and the inclusion of three new party members. Despite this, the game is completely the same with no additional story content —meaning anyone who has already played the game need not revisit “Dream Drop Distance” and won’t miss anything besides a prettier version of the same game. The least interesting segment of new content comes in the form of “Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover,” which, according to the game’s trailer, is a “new HD cinematic revealing a story untold, according to the game’s trailer.” The cinematic movie looks very pretty, but is not very exciting and only adds confusion to the series as a whole. The animation utilizes similar resources from the new game engine being used in “Kingdom Hearts 3,” which is a positive reinforcement to the quality of cut scenes to be expected in the

next game. Despite this, it feels like a fan-edited montage instead of a succinct movie. Actors’ performances flip-flop from being tacky and unexciting, causing much discomfort and forced cringe while viewing. On top of all of this, much of the exposition is convoluted and multi-layered to the point where only hardcore fans would enjoy it. “Back Cover” is a confusing addition unjustified by the overall quality of the viewing experience. The most interesting and exciting segment of the bundle is “0.2 Birth By Sleep: A Fragmentary Passage,” which is essentially a demo that is the final prequel to the long-awaited “Kingdom Hearts 3.” The player follows the lost “Master Aqua” on her journey through the “Realm of Darkness,” the hellish underworld where she was left at the end of “Birth By Sleep.” “0.2” is a promising glimpse in to what the next game in the series is going to be like, showcasing gameplay mechanics, graphical fidelity and the rest of what fans of the series have in store for them down the road when “Kingdom Hearts 3” is released. The battle gameplay feels very fluidly dynamic and takes a lot of cues from the original “Kingdom Hearts 2” battle system, but

improves upon them to make a smooth combat experience. Attacking with physical strikes as well as magic does not feel clunky at all, and the interchangeability between them does not interrupt the flow of battle. The new modern art style being employed for the future of “Kingdom Hearts” looks beautiful and runs incredibly well already; there were not any noticeable graphical hiccups throughout the entire playthrough of “0.2.” Environments are much more dynamic and the world features much more interactivity, a great improvement to the lackluster worlds in previous games. Dodging spoilers, “0.2” creates a nice enough prologue and sneak preview on what to expect from “Kingdom Hearts 3.” For fans of the series, it piques interest hopefully long enough to tide them over until the eventual release of “Kingdom Hearts 3.” “Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue” shows that “Kingdom Hearts 3” will be the next big step for the series, but “2.8” appeals only to the hardcore fans. If players are not well-versed or do not significantly enjoy the “Kingdom Hearts” series, it might be best to continue waiting for “Kingdom Hearts 3.”

Rock Out With Hofstra’s Student Run Record Label By Brianna Cinigilo A RTS A N D EN TERTA IN MEN T ED ITO R

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Hofstra’s Center for Entrepreneurship is collaborating with the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, Zarb School of Business and the Music Department to create a student-run record label beginning in the upcoming spring semester. This project was formed to offer students the opportunity to learn about the music industry through real life experience. The Center for Entrepreneurship opened up an application for this project in the fwordall semester, which allowed students to apply to different departments including Marketing, Radio, Internet and New Media, Project Management, Creative Services, Artist and Repertoire (A&R) and Distribution/Sales. After reviewing the applications and conducting interviews, a committee of faculty and administrators selected 20 students from the 157 applicants.

The selected group includes business, communications and liberal arts and science students, as well as one computer science major. “The objective of the student-run record label is to expose students to the reallife experience of recording, producing, promoting and distributing music,” said Sharon Goldsmith, who is running the project and is the director of operations at the Center for Entrepreneurship. Depending on their position in the project, students will be given the opportunity to identify talent for the label, sign artists and produce recorded material. They will also learn how the music industry has adapted production and sales methods in the digital age. The record label will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1.


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By Ryan Schelwat C ONTR I B U TO R

Is it immoral, illogical or illegal to put a stop on the influx of individuals who pose a threat of extremism from entering our country? President Trump seems to believe that prioritizing the safety of American citizens is more important than satiating the desires of foreign nationals to visit, reside in or immigrate to the United States. This is a sentiment that I, and millions of Americans, can agree with. Most of the recent criticism from the media and left-leaning groups is simply unfounded and a product of misreading or misrepresenting President Trump’s executive order. With that in mind, we should examine the executive order ourselves and determine whether it is justifiable. Many of those who are so ardently opposed to the order

Trump delivers, Dems go beserk

haven’t taken the time to either read it or the relevant immigration statutes it contains. They derogatorily refer to this as a “Muslim ban,” which is odd considering that there are 50 countries with a majority Muslim population and only seven of them are included. What the order really intends, spelled out in plain English within the first paragraph, is a 120-day suspension of the refugee program, an indefinite suspension of refugees from war-torn Syria and a 90-day suspension of nationals coming from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – all countries which were designated as potentially unsafe by the Obama administration. These suspensions were enacted to give the executive branch time to review and adjust some of the regulations which the president we elected has

characterized as unsound. This is not a blanket ban. The president and the secretary of Homeland Security both have the authority to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis, which they already have by allowing in green card holders. And yet, despite the relatively unimpactful nature of the order and its benign intentions, how is it that radical leftists can distort this truth and assign racial motives to Trump for enacting it? The answer is self-evident: they are lashing out at the perceived slight of him being elected and ignoring the fact that other presidents have used this and similar laws to protect and defend our country and us citizens. Is the order moral and legal? Of course it is! It would be immoral for the president not to act on this issue – he has taken an oath to defend the Constitution

Democracy hits a wall By Jesse Saunders M ULTI M E D I A E D I TO R

It’s hard for anyone to argue that President Donald J. Trump isn’t fulfilling his campaign promises, though the legality of such promises is highly questionable and in some instances downright unconstitutional. After over eight years of GOP rhetoric condemning Obama for even the least controversial of executive orders, it is amazing to have heard not even a peep from the party as the newly sworn in president has signed in a total of 18 memos and orders within his first 12 days. While this number isn’t unprecedented, the contents of said orders have led to huge uproars from the public, especially the recent ban on immigration from certain predominately Muslim nations including Iran, Syria and Iraq, among others. This order ignores nations such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, even though they too carry a high Muslim population, causing many to question the reasoning behind

the seven chosen countries. Beyond the possibility of Trump’s business interests getting in the way, the larger question of completely stopping the path of legal immigration to the United States comes into play. The ban affected not only new immigrants and refugees, but it also barred those with legal student and work visas from entering the country. This severed people from their families, education and means to make their way in a country that was once referred to as the land of golden opportunity. If Republicans were so worried about creating a legal path of immigration, why would they support the blocking of people who have worked hard to gain visas and contribute economically, intellectually or socially to this country? The ban goes against our true values as a democratic state. Somehow this isn’t even the most worrisome of issues concerning this ban. Trump has shown time and time again that

he has no idea what the true purpose of the presidential office, or in fact any facet of the United States government, by his refusal to adhere to a federal judge hold on the ban and instead demand that it be appealed immediately. This country was formed to go against a harsh monarch, so having a president who believes he is all-powerful is a spit in the face of the ideals this nation was built upon. At this stage Trump is much closer to sinking than swimming and we need to work hard to make sure he doesn’t take our nation with him.

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and protect the citizens of this great country. This was his best effort, along with the forthcoming border wall, to deliver on that promise. If anything, his policy is not strict enough. To echo others, I would assert that countries in which there exists burgeoning radical extremist cells – the Caucuses Region, parts of Central Asia and Saudi Arabia for example – should all be included in this moratorium. As for its constitutionality, nobody but the citizens of this country, born or naturalized, have a right to come here and I am certain the courts will come to the same realization. After all, the bulk of existing case law supports this position, as reaffirmed by the Supreme Court in United States v. Verdugo-Urquidez and Rodriguez v. United States. This is also supported by the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act which Presi-

dent Trump used to validate the order states clearly that the president may act unilaterally. Yet to deny that this was badly rolled-out would be to skew the truth. Yes, it is apparent now that many agencies were not communicating effectively or implementing the policy correctly. Yet, that hurdle has been passed. This was a new administration with a big agenda – these things happen and we must move on. Instead of focusing on minor failures, however, what we all should be doing is putting aside our partisan differences to open a dialogue about the best ways to move forward under a new administration. Ryan Schelwat is a member of the Hofstra College Republicans

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Expert Analysis: Tweets are problems, not executive orders


Presidential executive orders define how laws are implemented in the United States and they have a mixed history. President Obama issued 276 executive orders, often because the Republican controlled Congress blocked normal government functioning. George Washington issued the first presidential executive order in 1793. He was concerned the new country would be drawn into a war between France and England and ordered federal officials to prosecute United States citizens involved with either side in the conflict. Abraham Lincoln issued his first executive

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order soon after the outbreak of the American Civil War. It was used to suspend habeas corpus for the captured leader of a Confederate militia. In both cases these orders were issued while Congress was out of session and could not pass appropriate legislation. Theodore Roosevelt was the first United States President to use the executive order extensively and issued over 1,000, almost as many as all his predecessors. Franklin Roosevelt issued over 3,500 – his most notorious was Executive Order 9066, mandating the internment of Japanese Americans on the Pacific coast. President George W. Bush issued 291 executive orders including a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency (NSA) to

eavesdrop without a warrant on phone calls made by U.S. citizens. One of the best-known and most praised presidential executive orders was issued by Harry Truman in 1948. Truman issued Executive Order 9981 desegregating the American military after Southern Senators filibustered to block Congressional action. In less than two weeks in office, President Trump has issued several formal executive orders and slightly less official presidential memoranda. These blocked federal funds to international organizations that informed patients about abortion, undermined the federal health insurance program, eased environmental protection restrictions and authorized

construction of oil pipelines, an order to start building a controversial wall between the United States and Mexico, threats to deny federal funds to “sanctuary cities” that protected undocumented residents and to a ban on the ability of Muslims from seven countries to travel to the United States – including legal United States residents trying to return home. Whether you agree with the Trump agenda or not, and I don’t, the biggest problem with President Tweet so far has been his impulsiveness, lack of preparation and failure to take into account the consequences of his actions. He never consulted officials in the Justice Department or the Office of Homeland Security before issuing the ban on Islamic travelers to the

United States and the executive order was issued without guidelines for implementation. The result was chaos, and as some commentators argue, a propaganda bonanza for ISIS. In response to the travel ban, President Stuart Rabinowitz sent a message to the Hofstra University community reaffirming the university’s opposition to intolerance and prejudice and its commitment to “support the rights of all students and faculty to live, work and study without fear of harassment or intimidation.” I welcome President Rabinowitz’s comments and hope to see members of the Hofstra community active in campaigns to protect basic civil liberties in the United States and human rights around the world.

ism. It shows that we will take drastic and unnecessary measures to prove a point and show our power. America is a nation built on immigrants who enrich our culture and diversify our communities. To build a wall does nothing but demonstrate a lack of acceptance and an unwillingness to compromise with neighboring countries. This is not the only reason why building a wall is absurd. According to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, the cost of the wall could range between $12-15 billion. It is unfair that the U.S. will spend this much

money as Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has denied several times that Mexico will pay for it. If U.S. taxpayers front the cost, a CNBC study projects, it will cost the average household $120. Instead of wasting this money on miles of concrete, it could be very well used in other places like education, healthcare or medical research. Our border is not perfect and there are immigrants coming into the country every day illegally. There is no reason to condone illegal immigration, and anyone who wishes to live

in America should do so legally. However, we must not forget that there are already several measures in place along the existing border designed to prevent illegal immigration: walls, fences, border patrol officers and dogs, as well as gaps that can be filled and monitored by something other than a wall. Finally, the wall will not stop illegal immigration. The problem is rooted in the national economic derailment and lack of resources experienced by Mexican citizens. No matter what physical obstacle is put into place, those wishing to en-

ter the country illegally will still have the motivation to find other ways to cross the border. To those who support the wall, I implore you to consider, for just a moment, what it feels like to risk your life just to move to another country. The vast majority of us will never live that reality. So, instead of wasting $15 billion on a wall, let’s instead combat the problem logically by offering migrants resources to immigrate legally, improving our relationship with Mexico and closing existing gaps in the border with increased security.

And before all of that, my dad was an immigrant. I wanted to tell you about him, Mr. Trump. Because he’s many in one, an accumulation of untold struggles, and one of many, as are the men, women and children you have let fall through the cracks of presidential responsibility. I say all this not because you’re ever going to read this, or because my story accounts for anything. I say it because my dad’s does. Not just because he’s an immigrant, but because he voted for you.

In fact, so did most of my family: they were at one point all refugees seeking the safety and promise of prosperity in America amidst the violent internal conflict Syrian refugees now face. And still, they placed their hopes in you. My Facebook page tells me every day that your decisions are reprehensible, ill-advised and dangerous to the millions who didn’t vote for you. But I’m even more familiar with the millions who did; even my roommate wanted America to be “great again.”

So far that hasn’t been the case. Not for migrants from all walks of life, not for transgender teens, not for people of color, not for women and not for you. So when exactly are you planning on performing this extreme home makeover? Despite your nationalistic fervor, President Trump, your policies are dismantling a national identity inextricably tied to the transnational identities of its citizens. Going forward, perhaps it’s time to consider a partial rewrite.

Border wall promotes hate, not security


One of the best things about America (or what was before this election) is that we are an inclusive nation that accepts anyone. America is a place where someone from any country should be able to come build a life for themselves. However, Donald Trump’s plan to build a 1,000-mile-long, 40-foot-high wall along the U.S.-Mexico border deteriorates this idea. The wall, more than anything else, is a detriment to our nation. The wall is nothing more than a symbolic statement of rac-

By Daniel Nguyen STAFF WR I T E R

Dear President Trump, My dad was born on Aug. 8, 1963. He’s turning 54 this year, but he doesn’t look it. As long as I’ve been alive, which is just over 18 years now, I’ve known him as an unchanging face of youth and passion. Even his coworkers tell him the same – most mistake him for a 30-something year old. I know him as Doi: a guy who fixes things professionally, likes to play golf and cooks food in large quantities and over long

An open letter to President Trump

periods of time. But before all that, he was many things. Before, he helped support his family back in Vietnam. Before, he obtained his GED amidst sleepless nights punctured by the joy and exhaustion of new parenthood. Before, he learned the history of this great nation and its relation to his country of origin. Before, he worked countless menial jobs and tasks as the newest addition to the long line of tireless seekers that came to America before him. Before, he didn’t speak a single word of English.


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Wrestling splits pair of duals on Saturday By Chris Detwiler STAFF W R I T E R

Pride is growing within the Hofstra wrestling team after posting a 1-1 record against EIWA (Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association) opponents Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) and Drexel University on Saturday. Hofstra is now 6-8 overall and holds a 2-5 record in the EIWA. The Pride started the day with a 22-21 win against the F&M Diplomats in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Freshman Jacob Martin started the day off with an exciting 3-1 overtime victory at 125 pounds over F&M’s Edgar Garcia. F&M then gained 12 quick team points after earning a fall over Vinny Vespa at 133 pounds and a forfeit at 141 pounds. Ryan Burkert helped out by winning the 149-pound match with a score of 2-0 and cut F&M’s team score lead down to 12-6. F&M won the next two matches and extended their lead

to 18-6. Sage Heller stepped up big time at 174 pounds with a major victory over F&M’s James Stillerman. Heller looked dominant and wrestled a smart match, which ended up being the winning factor in the Pride’s victory. F&M held a 21-10 lead heading into the final two matches, but two forfeits in Hofstra’s favor gave the Pride the 22-21 win over the Diplomats. Even with the win, Hofstra’s head coach, Dennis Papadatos, was not satisfied with the score. “I didn’t like the way we looked against F&M,” head coach Papadatos said. “We’re better than we’ve been competing.” Hofstra came away with a hard-fought victory against the Diplomats, but they were not so fortunate against their next opponent, the Drexel Dragons. The Pride traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday night to wrestle the Dragons. Hofstra fell to Drexel with a score of 36-2. The Dragons won the first six

bouts of the match, with one being a forfeit and three being decided by three points or less. Jake Kaminsky lost a heartbreaking overtime bout at 157 pounds by a score of 17-15 against Drexel’s Willie Davis. Kaminsky forced a stalling call against Drexel with seven seconds remaining in the third period to tie the match and send it into overtime. Kaminsky had success with his single leg takedown throughout the match, but it was not enough as Davis earned the first takedown of overtime, which ended the match. Nezar Haddad had the only win of the night for the Pride with a 2-1 triple overtime victory against Josh Murphy of the Dragons. However, as time went on, Omar Haddad undid some of his brother’s hard work. After Omar Haddad’s 4-1 loss to Drexel’s Joey Goodhart, both wrestlers wanted to extend the match off the mat and had to be held back by their respective coaches. This resulted in both teams being deducted one team point.

Photo Courtesy of Hofstra Athletics Ryan Burkert defeated Sam Butler 2-0, improving to 17-10 this year.

Drexel won the final two matches of the night. “As crazy as it sounds, we competed much better [against Drexel],” Papadatos said. “They edged us out every time except once at 197. We’ve got to

find a way to win those tough matches.” The Hofstra Pride wrestling team continues their season against Rider University on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center.

Tennis begins spring matches over the weekend By Rob Pelaez STAFF W R I T E R

On Saturday, it was the Marist men’s tennis team coming in and shutting out Hofstra 7-0 on the day, dropping Hofstra to a 1-4 record on the year so far. There was only one set in all of the singles matches that a Hofstra player won, David Schrott who took the first set 6-3 before losing his next two to Christopher Gladden on Marist. However for the Pride, Mar-

cus Smith and Jan Leithner won their doubles match 6-4 against the Red Foxes. Though the Pride has started out of the gate a bit sluggish, a quick turnaround in the next three games before taking on Fordham, a team whose invitational Hofstra players were 4-0 and each advanced to at least the quarterfinals. Hofstra will next take on Siena College at 5:30 on Saturday the 11th in Bethpage.

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Chris OwensThe Chronicle The Hofstra men’s tennis team owns a 1-4 record this season.



Carmen Pestano kept her hot streak going, now 5-0 this year in duals.

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The Hofstra women’s tennis team also fell to Marist, by a final score of 5-2. The Pride lost four out of six singles sets, although the two wins came from Carmen Pestano and Disha Yellayj. Yellayj shut out Elizabeth Brozovich as she dominated 6-0 on both sets.

As for the doubles, Hofstra got one win from Sarah Catherine Herndon and Jasmine King. They beat Claire Schmitz and Callie Morlock in a close match 7-5. They also look to rebound from their two-game losing streak when they face St John’s University on Thursday at 9 p.m.


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Lacrosse looks to build to successful season By Gio Annatelli STAFF W R I T E R

Head coach Seth Tierney enters his 11th season with the Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse team in 2017 and has the bar set high for his team. “I really like the direction that we are headed in,” Tierney said. After starting the season 3-0 and ranked eighth in the nation, the Pride finished 9-6 on the year, falling to Fairfield 11-8 in the CAA semifinals. “I think that there was a little bit of an empty feeling after last season,” Tierney said. “We were a little bit thin towards the end of the season, and we just ran out of gas.” Notable wins on the season include: the eventual national champions North Carolina (105) and Ohio State (8-5). The Pride loses three key parts of their offense: attackman Sam Llinares and midfielders Korey Hendrickson and Brian von Bargen. Both Hendrickson and von Bargen had careers seasons in their final year in Blue and Gold, while Llinares cemented himself as one of the greats to play lacrosse at Hofstra with 101 career goals and 80 assists. Finn Sullivan also graduates from the defense, holding it down as a starter for the last three years. “Finn did a great job, he

brought a certain toughness to the field,” Tierney said. “We still feel his impact on the field.” Entering this season, Hofstra is the underdog in the Colonial Athletic Association, getting picked to finish third in the conference behind Towson and Fairfield. Hofstra also received some votes in the Maverik Preseason Media Poll, putting them right outside the top 20 nationally. Brendan Kavanagh, Kris Clarke, Tanner Griffin and Jack Concannon were named to the 2017 Preseason All-CAA team, along with Josh Byrne as an honorable mention. Concannon was also named to the 2017 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook All-America third team. The season looks bright for the Pride, with it all starting on defense. Concannon comes off a stellar year taking over for Chris Selva. Concannon ranked tops in the nation in all goalie categories. The Pride brings back three big pieces in their defense with Griffin, Michael Diener and Brett Osman. All three are upperclassmen and have extensive experience, anchoring in front for Concannon. The “Rope Unit” also plays a big part on defense, as they

Cam Keough/The Chronicle Josh Byrne finished his first season with Hofstra with 30 goals and 15 assists after transferring from Nassau CC.

bring everyone back. This line is used strictly for defense, as it is headed by longstick midfielder Liam Blohm. He is paired with short-stick defensive midfielders Brenden Lynch, Luke Gomez and captain Tommy Voelkel. The four combined to pick up 67 groundballs last season. The Pride also brings back senior faceoff-specialist Kris Clarke. Clarke was one of the top faceoff men in the nation, winning 57 percent of his draws.

He also led the team with 86 groundballs. Hofstra went to the faceoff X confident about winning with Clarke. His high winning percentage led to multiple fast break opportunities. With the offense losing some key pieces, players are needed to step up. Before the season started, Kavanagh was selected to wear the number 27 in honor of Nick Collelouri. He will man the first line of midfielders along with fellow junior Dylan Alderman. Kavanagh had 10 goals and 13 assists while Alderman posted seven goals and two assists. The last spot is up for grabs and candidates are: Alex Moeser, Dale Stasco, Mitch Kingsley and freshman Riley Forte. “All these guys are in a group where, they weren’t starters, but we’re going to need them to step up when the time comes,” Tierney said. The other three will comprise the second line of midfielders. The attacking end is where most of the holes need to be filled. The Pride brings back Josh

Byrne, who led the team with 30 goals and 15 assists. Who will go along with him is the question. Tierney has options in Zachary Franco, who scored seven goals in seven games played last season. Another option that did not see the field a lot last year is Brier Davis. Davis broke out in his sophomore season, starting in eight games and was third on the team with 14 goals. Another possible option is the son of Coach Seth Tierney, Ryan Tierney. Ryan Tierney had one goal and three assists in the scrimmage against Rutgers this past weekend. This season is not going to be an easy one for Hofstra. The Pride plays five teams ranked in the top 20 or teams that received votes, including defending national champs North Carolina again at Chapel Hill. Hofstra played extremely well in their scrimmages against Hobart and 19th ranked Rutgers. If that is an indication for anything, then the Hofstra Pride should be in good hands come the start of the season.

Check Out Our Website: Cam Keough/The Chronicle Junior Jack Concannon compiled 167 saves in his sophomore campaign, logging nine wins for the Pride.


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Women’s lacrosse hopes to bounce back in ‘17 By Kevin Carroll SPORTS E D I TO R

After a disappointing 2016 season, the Hofstra Pride women’s lacrosse team will hit the field to start the new year in an unfamiliar position, looking up from the cellar of the CAA rather than from the top. “We have a long way to go and a lot of improvement to make,” said head coach Shannon Smith.“We’re just focusing on trying to get better each day.” The Pride fell from the top of the CAA pack last season, finishing last with a 1-5 mark in conference play, and just a 3-13 record overall. That finish was a huge let down for a team that won 11 games and the regular-season CAA championship in 2014, not to mention a team that routinely found itself competing for the CAA title in the conference tournament. Last year was the first time missing out on the postseason tournament for Smith. “Our expectations definitely weren’t met last year,” Smith said. “The past is behind us

now, and we look forward to where we currently are.” The CAA preseason polls – released just a few weeks ago – have Hofstra slated to finish in sixth place in the seven-team CAA, just ahead of The College of William & Mary. Towson University, last year’s CAA champs, have been picked to repeat as champs this season, followed by James Madison University. “It’s not surprising because we had a down year last year,” Smith said. “For us, we just have to focus on ourselves, not what people say.” As far as individual honors go, Amanda Seekamp, one of Hofstra’s captains, was named as an All-CAA honorable mention, the only member of the Pride to be represented on the all-conference list. “Amanda Seekamp is really starting to come into her own,” Smith said. “I think she’s learned a lot and is growing into a better leader and player.” Towson’s Kaitlyn Montalbano was chosen as preseason CAA Player of the Year. Just as the Pride had to deal

Cam Keough/The Chronicle The women’s lacrosse went 3-13 in 2016, including a 1-5 CAA record.

with the loss of Brittain Altomare heading into last season, Hofstra will have to deal with the loss of Lindsay Scott. A graduate transfer last season, Scott was the focal point of Hofstra’s offense last season, scoring 52 goals to lead the team by a wide margin. The Pride’s next-most prolific scorer, Lexi Lenaghan, scored 18 goals. “Lindsay Scott’s a hard player to replace,” Smith said. “Lexi Lenaghan has had a pretty good last couple of months here.” Lenaghan will return to build on an impressive freshman campaign, but with so much production to replace without Scott on the front line, the Pride will have to look a lot of different ways to find scoring if Hofstra wishes to contend in the CAA this year. Available options for the Pride include returners like Becky Conto, Morgan Knox and Drew Shapiro. Knox, a senior attacker, will help shoulder the majority of the load up front for the Pride. In addition to scoring eight goals last season, Knox had 13 assists, second on the team to the now-departed Tiana Parrella. Shapiro and Conto are a pair of midfielders that could score the ball, with 18 and 10 goals last year, respectively. Without one top-shelf attacker, but rather a bunch of solid scorers, Hofstra’s offense this year will feature a much different look than the narrow, Scott-centric offense that the Pride featured last season. With potentially more balance and ways to attack, this should bode well for the Pride this season. “I think we have a more dynamic attack this year,” Smith said. “We have a lot of speed and a lot of athleticism.” Shifting to the back line, Hofstra’s defense looks to get stronger on the line and in net after a disappointing performance as a unit last year. The Pride allowed 218 goals last season at an average of almost 14 goals per game, which was the most goals allowed per game by any team in the CAA. After an intense goalie battle

Cam Keough/The Chronicle Lexi Lenaghan had an impressive freshman year, totaling 26 points.

that lasted most of the season, it’ll be Alexis Greene, Maddie Fields and Sara Guarascio duking it out to start in net for the Pride. Early indications point to Fields winning the starting job heading into the season opener, but a definitive starter has not been named yet. “Maddie Fields has definitely been leading the pack since the fall,” Smith said. “She’s been putting in the extra time and the extra work.” Defensive leaders like Shelby Milne and Carolyn Carrera are gone, and the Pride really doesn’t have too much experience returning to the back line. Fans will most likely see a collection of new faces on defense to start the season, and a couple newer players will have to learn on the job as Hofstra faces some tough tests in the non-conference portion of its schedule. Tough out-of-conference scheduling is a trend that has been indicative of the Pride for a long time now, and it doesn’t get any easier this season with perennial powerhouses Uni-

versity of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University taking the trip to Hempstead to clash with Hofstra. “If you want to be the best, you have to play the best,” Smith said. “I think a competitive non-conference schedule prepares you for conference play. In addition, the Pride will also take on foes like Fairfield University and the University of New Hampshire, teams that beat Hofstra last season. This is all part of the plan, according to Smith, as Hofstra prepares to run the gauntlet in the CAA against tough teams like Towson and James Madison. It’s been 10 years since Hofstra’s last CAA title, and there’s no doubt that the Pride will hit the field hungry to reclaim its place as one of the top teams in the conference. That journey back to the top begins on Feb. 18 as Hofstra heads to Pennsylvania to take on Bucknell University.


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Sabety stepping up in starting role

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scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 By Joe Fay rebounds over 32 minutes. ASSISTA N T S P O RT S E D I TOR The Achilles’ heel that comes with the The Hofstra men’s basketball team has added minutes is Sabety’s tendency to been without star forward Rokas Gustys foul. since Jan. 26 due to a lower body injury. In the Pride’s comeback win over The junior was averaging 8.8 points and Drexel on Saturday night, he fouled out 12 rebounds per game before missing the with five minutes left in a close game. last three games. If Sabety can eliminate the Junior forward Hunter Sabety has unnecessary fouls, he can continue to started in Gustys place, and has filled the play valuable minutes even after Gustys void successfully. returns. Sabety was playing around 10 minutes One area where Sabety provides a a game while averaging just 3.3 points huge improvement over Gustys is free and 4.4 rebounds per contest. throw shooting. Since slipping into the starting role, the Gustys has struggled at the line all 6-foot-9-inch forward has played 29.3 season, shooting a woeful 24.7 percent. minutes per game. Sabety, on the other hand, has been able He has taken advantage of the extra to make 59 percent of his chances from minutes, putting up 11.3 points and the charity stripe. grabbing nine rebounds per game in his The injury to Gustys has given Sabety three starts. a chance to find his game and become a Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich said valuable contributor to this year’s team. last week that “You’re going to get an Asked about his success, Sabety said opportunity, and Hunter took advantage “I knew whenever I had the opportunity of [his].” I was going to be able to step up to the Sabety has also electrified the crowds plate … [the success] feels good, but the and his teammates on both ends of the wins feel better.” floor with slam dunks and big-time Sabety has proven himself to his team blocks. and the fans. The Hofstra crowds have gotten to see If and when Gustys returns to the how much this role player can contribute lineup, look for Sabety to possibly have when given the chance. a bigger role than before and continue to He notched his first career doublecontribute. double in Thursday’s win over Delaware,



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First career double-double for Sabety in win By Alexandra Licata STAFF W R I T E R

The Hofstra men’s basketball team came back to defeat the University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 73-65 on Thursday night in Hempstead. With the win, the Pride improved to 11-13 overall, and 3-8 in conference play. Delaware is now 9-15 on the season and drops to 2-9 in conference play. The win also completed a series sweep of the Blue Hens by the Pride, who has now won the last six series between the teams. Delaware redshirt sophomore Darian Bryant opened the scoring with a jumper, followed by a layup by Eric Carter. Blue Hens freshman Ryan Daly led the team with 15 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Eli Pemberton returned to the court from an ankle injury, contributing 12 points, 10 of which came during the team’s second half comeback.

“He’s not feeling good. He’s hurting. His ankle’s still swollen, but he strapped it up … [Pemberton] said, ‘Let me get out there and play,’ and those teammates really respect that,” said head coach Joe Mihalich. The Blue Hens dominated the first half, leading 35-24 at halftime, but the Pride overcame the 11-point deficit with a strong second half. “It seemed like two different games. I think that was pretty obvious. We just didn’t play hard the first half. All we talked about at halftime was playing hard … “When you play hard and you work hard and you have some toughness to you, then you can be a good team. This game honors toughness and we weren’t tough in the first half, but in the second half we were,” Mihalich said. The Pride opened scoring after halftime with four threepointers within the first four minutes. Pride sophomore Justin Wright-Foreman had his eighth

20-point game of the year, scoring 22 points overall, 15 coming during the second half. It was also his fifth consecutive game scoring at least 18 points. Junior Hunter Sabety had a season-high of 14 points and 15 rebounds – his first career double-double at Hofstra. “It feels good, but a win feels better for the team. We want to bounce off this,” Sabety said. Junior Brian Bernardi added 10 points, along with senior Deron Powers who scored 11. The Pride only scored 24 points in the first half – its fewest all season – but Hofstra dominated the scoring in the second half, outscoring Delaware 49-30 for the comeback win. “There’s no words for that. We went to the locker room and we got together and we really played as a team the second half,” Wright-Foreman said. The Pride lost eight of nine games in January, all of which were conference games, and the team hopes to change that in

Cam Keough/The Chronicle Hunter Sabety recorded 14 points and 15 rebounds in his second start.

February. “Maybe the moral of the story is that the first half is January and the second half is February. We were so glad to rip that page out of the calendar and throw it away. “It’s February. It’s a new

month. We have got to be good. If you want to be good in March, you have to be good in February,” Mihalich said. The Pride returns to the court on Saturday night to take on the Drexel University Dragons at home at 7 p.m.

Holland makes history in MLS SuperDraft By Kevin Carroll SPORTS E D I TO R

One of Hofstra’s most decorated soccer players in recent memory ended his collegiate career in historic fashion: Pride midfielder Joseph Holland was selected in last month’s MLS

SuperDraft by the Houston Dynamo. Holland, who was the 10th overall selection, was Hofstra’s first athlete to be selected in the SuperDraft. Back in 2000, Hofstra had midfielder Gary Flood selected in the second round of the MLS supplemental draft by

Cam Keough/The Chronicle Joe Holland was drafted tenth overall by the Houston Dynamo Jan. 13.

the New England Revolution. Holland is also just the fourth member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) to be drafted in the first round since 2000. “I’m very proud for him, for the program, and for Hofstra,” said Hofstra men’s soccer head coach Richard Nuttall. He continued, “Joey’s been a tremendous player over his four years here.” After four years as a member of the Pride, Holland boosted his chances at getting his name called at the SuperDraft by turning in a very impressive showing at the MLS Combine, which was held on Jan. 6. After the first nine picks were called, Holland heard his name called by the Houston Dynamo. During its first two seasons in the league in 2006 and in 2007, The Dynamo won the MLS Cup back-to-back. “I do believe that he has what it takes to succeed in that league,” Nuttall said. “It’s all about how he adapts to a different environment,” he continued.

Holland’s road to the MLS began back in his hometown of London, England. He made his way to Hofstra in 2012, and promptly burst onto the scene with six goals and two assists. As a result, he earned himself the title of CAA Rookie of the Year. After a year away from the program, Holland returned to Hofstra in 2014. He picked up right where he left off, and earned himself a spot on the All-CAA first team with two goals and a CAA-leading nine assists. The Englishman rose even higher in his junior season, being crowned 2015 CAA Player of the Year as Hofstra won the CAA Tournament and advanced on to the NCAA tourney for the first time since 2006. Holland was the heart and soul of Hofstra’s charge to the championship, leading the team in all major offensive statistical categories with 25 points on eight goals and nine assists. In the conference champion-

ship against the University of Delaware, Holland put an exclamation point on his remarkable season. He shot a beautiful goal on a free kick that sailed over the goalie and hit the back of the net as time expired in the first half. The goal, which would be featured later in the day on ESPN’s Top 10 plays segment, would slam the door shut on Delaware and propel Hofstra to a 2-0 CAA title victory. Even as his goal-scoring output dipped this past season – which was Holland’s last in blue and gold – his presence was felt all over the field. Holland moved into third place all-time in assists at Hofstra with eight more, bringing his career total to 28. The MLS begins its season on March 3, and many members of the Hofstra community will be watching with pride as Holland closes the door on a brilliant Hofstra career and opens a new one into the world of professional soccer.


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Hofstra rallies from 10 down to stun Drexel

By Mark Mausner STAFF W R I T E R

Trailing by 10 points with under a minute remaining, Hofstra looked like it was bound to suffer another disappointing loss to Drexel University, a conference foe. The Pride finished the game on a 12-0 run, capped by a game-winning three-pointer by Justin Wright-Foreman, to beat the Dragons 79-77 at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on Saturday night. “It’s almost hard to believe that you could do something like that, and we did it,” said Pride head coach Joe Mihalich. “They pulled a rabbit out of their hat. It was because of their hard work and their belief that they could do it and I’m just proud of this team.” The Pride’s backcourt trio of Deron Powers, Eli Pemberton and Wright-Foreman combined for 56 points and 11 assists. Hunter Sabety scored nine points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in his second straight start in place of Rokas Gustys, who has missed the past two games with a lower body injury. The score was tied at nine through five minutes of play when three pointers from Powers and Wright-Foreman helped push the lead to 19-11 in favor

of Hofstra with 12 minutes remaining in the first half. The Dragons responded by scoring nine unanswered points, seven of which were scored by 5-foot-10-inch point guard Kurk Lee, to regain the lead with under 10 minutes remaining in the first frame. Lee finished with 19 points for the game, but scored just two points after halftime. A layup by Pemberton and a three-pointer by WrightForeman put Hofstra up by five temporarily, only to have Drexel outscore the Pride 13-5 in the final six minutes of the first half to give the visitors a 37-34 lead through 20 minutes of play. After going scoreless in the first half, Drexel’s Kari Jonsson hit back-to-back three pointers in the first minute of the second half to expand Drexel’s lead to 43-34. A layup and three-pointer done by Wright-Foreman sandwiched around a Brian Bernardi layup brought Hofstra back within three with 13 minutes left in the game. Rodney Williams put the Dragons back up by five with a layup off of an offensive rebound for two of his gamehigh 26 points. Drexel’s John Moran then knocked down two straight three pointers to elevate his team to a 13-point lead, the largest advantage of the game

for either team, with nine minutes to go. After the teams traded free throws on consecutive possessions, Jamall Robinson hit a three, his only field goal of the game, and Wright-Foreman made a layup to bring Hofstra back within four, 65-61. Sabety was then called for two fouls on the same possession, putting him over the limit and forcing him to watch the final five minutes of the game from the sidelines. Williams scored eight points in the following five minutes to give Drexel a 77-67 lead with 1:15 to play. Pemberton hit a three pointer and then Bernardi matched him with a three of his own after Drexel’s Austin Williams missed a free throw to bring Hofstra within four. Bernardi finished with 10 points. Lee missed both of his free throws on the ensuing possession after being intentionally fouled by Hofstra. Powers then took it to the rack and earned two free throws, both of which he made to bring Hofstra back within two points with 25 seconds left. The Pride then implemented a full court press on Drexel in an attempt to steal the inbounds pass and Lee was called for an offensive foul after pushing off on Pemberton in an attempt to

Cam Keough/The Chronicle Deron Powers picked up his fourth 20-point game this Saturday.

create separation. That call fouled Lee out of the game and gave the ball back to Hofstra with a chance to win the game. The ball went to Wright-Foreman in the corner, and Moran fell to the court in an attempt to draw an offensive foul on Wright-Foreman, but ended up leaving him wide open for a three pointer after no call was made. The rest is history. “There were a lot of possibilities that could happen [on that

final possession] but I was just thinking positive and just trying to help my team win,” WrightForeman said. Hofstra has now won two consecutive games, moving to 12-13 overall and 4-8 in Colonial Athletic Association play. Drexel lost its fourth straight game to drop to 8-17 on the season and 2-10 in conference games. The Pride is playing on Thursday, Feb. 9, traveling to Towson University.

Pride erases late deficit to snap losing streak

Cam Keough/The Chronicle Krystal Luciano led the Pride with 12 points, 8 assists and three steals.

By John Napolitano STAFF W R I T E R

Second half magic and a handful of old fashioned threepoint plays helped carry the

Pride to a 64-61 victory over the Tribe of William and Mary on Super Bowl Sunday. The Pride moved to 9-12 overall and 2-8 in conference, while snapping a six-game los-

ing streak. “That was a turning point and they backed it up today. I’m just very proud,” said head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey. Sunday’s come-from-behind win was just the second in-conference victory for the Hofstra women’s basketball team this season, and it was not easy. The Pride’s lackadaisical pass selection and high foul frequency gave William and Mary a lead coming out of every quarter. Just seconds into the fourth, the Tribe extended its lead to 14 points, the largest point differential of the contest. That is when Hofstra’s Krystal Luciano turned on the afterburners.

Luciano scored 12 points in the second half with eight assists peppered in to her final stat line. Several of those assists were converted by Ashunae Durant, who tallied her 13th doubledouble of her junior campaign with 23 points and 11 boards. Just as impressive as the double-double was Durant’s proven grit and stamina. The 5-foot10-inch forward played all 40 minutes on Sunday afternoon. “I just try to do whatever I need to do for the win and for my team,” Durant said. This included three clutch three-point plays in the second half that dramatically decreased William and Mary’s 13-point lead.

It was the largest fourth-quarter margin that the Pride had overcome all season. Aleana Leon dropped 10 points and three assists on the day, contributing to 14 total fast break points for the Pride. William and Mary’s Alexandra Masaquel led the team with 12 points. Not far behind was Marlena Tremba with 11 buckets.

Back Cover: Justin Wright-Foreman hits the game-winning shot against Drexel on Saturday night.

T h e H of s t r a C h r on i c l e


February 7, 2017

The Wright Stuff Justin Wright-Foreman caps Hofstra’s comeback with game-winning three-pointer Cam Keough/The Chronicle

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