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NBC Sports and CAA agreement excites athletic community

Students lose access to previously free Adobe programs due to licensing changes.

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Free Adobe programs disappear from computers on University network By samantha Abrams AssistANt eDitoriAl eDitor

A few weeks ago, select students at hofstra University received an email stating they would no longer be able to download Adobe programs. computers in the University’s classrooms close photoshop after an extended amount of time, stating the license has been altered. if students try to download the program on their hofstra Blackboard, this note pops up: “Due to changes by Adobe in licensing terms, students may no longer access this software application using this method.” According to robert W. Juckiewicz, vice president of information technology at the University, Adobe changed its terms regarding licenses, causing the loss of access. prior to this incident, students had the opportunity to install Adobe programs including Adobe

photoshop, on their personal computers through the hofstra Blackboard. these programs especially benefitted those in the fine arts department that used them to for classes. the costs of these programs run up to hundreds of dollars distressing students that both relied on or casually used them.

senior tori Jackson used Adobe programs leisurely. “I first heard about the free programs last semester,” said Jackson. “i downloaded it for a few quick fixes, but just had to delete it off my computer. No college student has the money to go out and buy Adobe on their own, so it really isn’t fair.” With the programs no longer available for download, students are restricted to using the programs at computer labs around campus. “i had to go into hammer lab to edit some photos i took for a project,” said simone Gorski, a senior at the University. “it was very inconvenient,” she added. Juckiewicz claims that Adobe is currently working on a possible system, which would allow students to rent their programs for the semester or year.

“No college student has the money to go out and Adobe on their own.” Gaby chiha, a journalism student needed Adobe photoshop for her digital photography class, but deleted the program when she received the email notification. “Now i have to buy it myself with the little money i have,” said chiha.

the colonial Athletic Association (cAA) and the NBc Sports group have come to a fiveyear agreement that will give the cAA the most widespread coverage in the conference’s history. starting in the 2012-13 season and continuing through the 2016-17 season, the cAA men’s basketball will be broadcasted on a national level by the NBc sports Network. Women’s basketball air regionally on the comcast sports Net regional network and a variety of other cAA games will be available on NBcsports.com. The CAA was the first of any collegiate athletic conference to sign a broadcasting agreement with the NBc sports Network. With this agreement, students are confident that Hofstra’s name will spread. “i think that the extra publicity and the extra view in the spotlight will help hofstra’s name be heard around the country,” John Newhard, a junior at the University said. it would make more people

watch it and want to go here,” hofstra women’s basketball guard onyesonam Nolisa believes the University’s presence on television around the country will definitely help with recruitment. “the more we’re on tV, the more people see us and will want to come here,” said Nolisa. Annie payton, Nolisa’s teammate, had even bigger hopes. “it’s pretty exciting because the more television time you get, obviously the more people respect your conference,” Nolisa said. “Nobody really respects the cAA so i think it would put us up there with the big time conferences.” the spotlight can often scare players or make them overly confident, but Payton assured that the team will play as well as always. “We always play hard,” payton said. While the NBc sports Network is not currently available on television for residents, but it is hoped that it will soon be made available. Until then, students will have to go and support hofstra athletic teams in person.

SGA reveals changes in new Constitution By claudia Balthazar stAFF Writer

since the beginning of last semester, sGA has been working on the ramification of its constitution and now they are done. “though a very valuable document, it [former sGA constitution] was outdated. it needed to be revised, revamped and updated so that it could keep up with sGA and pave the way for a better future,” said Billy Finnegan, public relations chair of sGA. last semester, one representative from each of the sGA committees was taken out to form the constitution convention

committee [ccc]. the ccc met last semester and a few times over the Winter intersession to form the new and approved document and will explain its new rules during this semester’s club congress. some of the new rules include a new programming committee which will change its position to a programming Board. this modification will allow people who aren’t senators, or clubs outside of sGA to put events together with sGA as a partner instead of a co-sponsor. there will also be two

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Professors receive awards for outside work Dr. Sina Rabbany By Amala Nath speciAl to the chroNicle

Dr. sina Y. rabbany, a professor who teaches biology, engineering and technology and public policy classes at the University, will be honored at the American institute for Medical and Biological engineering’s (AiMBe) 21st Annual event in Washington D.c. on Feb. 20 for ranking in the top two percentile of medical engineers throughout the country who study in that field. According to the AiMBe, he was nominated for his “outstanding contribution to research and understanding of the role that vas-

cular system plays in promoting functional tissue regeneration and for contributions to bioengineering education.” “Whenever you’re acknowledged, it’s exciting,” said rabbany. “this is a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other scientists and engineers. We can all solve the problem together.” rabbany has taught at the University for 12 years and is an adjunct professor at Weill cornell Medical college. he emigrated to the United states during his teens and finished high school on long island. From there, Dr.

Dr. Grant Saff By robert Binger stAFF Writer

Dr. Grant saff has always been recognized by students and colleagues as one of the best in his discipline, and now he has a title to prove it. saff has been named the regional councilor of the Middle Division of the Association of American Geographers. the AAG is the “biggest association of geographers,” as saff put it, made up of nine regions. this region includes states such as New York

and New Jersey. When asked what his job consisted of, saff said that councilors “take all of the concerns people Photo from Hofstra.edumight have in the region and sit at the national

Professor Angel-Zapata By Zach Mongillo

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Miguel Angel-Zapata, an associate professor in the department of romance languages and literature here at hofstra University, was recently named a latino literary prize award winner. Zapata is known by students as a spanish professor, currently teaching spanish as a second language and also literary and culturally focused spanish courses. Yet in the world of latino literature, Zapata is known to be an accomplished peruvian poet and scholar. he was recently recognized for his accomplishments as he won the 2011 latino literature prize in the poetry category. Zapata was sent a letter of notification about his award, along with a certificate, which

was given to him to commend his recent work, Fragmentos de una manzana y otros poemas (Fragments of an Apple and other poems). the book was published by the Biblioteca sibila/ BBVA Foundation, which a highly respected publishing company in spain. This wasn’t the first time that Zapata had received an award for his excellence in the field of poetry. He was given his first award when attending san Marcos University in lima, peru. When he was studying for his undergraduate degree in philosophy and literature, he wrote essays that that made him recognized as a distinguished poet under the age of 21. prior to getting this award winning book published, Zapata

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focusing on how he rabbany earned can use his findhis Bachelor ings to help improve of science in our society. No engineering, matter how difficult Master of his research may science in become, the key to engineering, rabbany’s success and ph.D. in is determination. Bioengineering “conducting a from the research experiment University of is a lot like working pennsylvania. on a three-dimenrabbany’s cursional jigsaw puzzle,” rent research said rabbany. “the focuses on Photo from Hofstra.edu pieces of the puzzle cellular and are difficult to fit together but after tissue engineering. he applies you solve it there is a great feeling his results to the medical field, of satisfaction.”

meetings and convey those concerns. simultaneously, if the national council has anything it wants to convey back down to the regions, the regional councilor takes it to the region.” saff earned this new position through constant attendance of the regional conference, huge contributions as a professor at hofstra, and peer-reviewing papers. the accomplishment that stood out the most to his peers was and drew attention when he wrote ‘A history of Geography’ at hofstra. the project and saff both received a lot of publicity from

those in the discipline. “Most people think that geography is all about maps,” said saff. he said that nothing could be further from the truth. Any device that involves Gps, such as Google Maps, tom toms, and many phones today all have geographers to thank for their functions. Geography has been one of the fastest growing disciplines in the past 10 years. it is only the 153rd most popular major, but geosciences have the lowest unemployment rate for any major. “it’s becoming a hot profession,” said saff.

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has written a and writers can indeed dozen other get published from a poetry books young age. and has “i think it it’s imporgotten several tant to know, because it other books teaches you that it’s not of essays and impossible to publish a anthologies book when you’re only published. 20,” he said. With nearly Zapata has given 30 texts to hope to young poets at his name, it hofstra and all across is obvious the spanish-speaking that Zapata world. Yet he recogis a highly Photo from Flickr.comnizes that achieving accomsuccess does require plished writer and deserves the talent. he described his ability to recognition that he is being given. write profound poetry as an innate in an interview he revealed that trait that has been with him for a he published his first book when very long time. was only 20 years of age. he likes “poetry comes to you naturally; to tell people about this, because Continued on a4 he feels that he proved that poets

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A day in the life of an ROTC member By Joe Pantorno SPortS Editor

6:30 in the morning is one of the few times the campus is asleep. Wednesday morning by the Hofstra soccer stadium was no different. Pitch black, chilly and drizzling -- most college kids are passed out for the next few hours. But then a car whizzes by, parks and waits with its lights on, followed by another car and then a few more. out step men and women dressed in grey and black track suits slowly making their way into the physical fitness center almost gingerly, as if making sure it is not they who wake the campus. there are a few stragglers that can be seen running through the morning haze. Senior Frank Fanelli is among this mass of people that is actually Hofstra’s Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program making its way into the gym. to any college student, being up this early seems incomprehensible. “i’m still not a morning person,” said Fanelli with a smile, despite being awake since 6 a.m. “if i had the option, i would sleep until 2 p.m. every day. At least Monday, Wednesday, Friday [i get up at 6 a.m.] and then sometimes we have P.t. [physical training] on tuesday also in the morning.” on this particular morning, Frank and his corps experience almost an hour of P.t. “that’s physical training,” said Fanelli. “it basically entails cardiovascular exercises mostly without using any types of weights. there are runs, push-ups and all

types of agility and cardio.” “this morning for 45 minutes we were doing three- to four-minute sprints around the gym, around cones in a circle,” said Fanelli. “We then go to mule kicks where you’re kind of jumping up and kicking your butt and then we do a jog and two minutes of push-ups. it’s just constantly going and it gets hot in there, it’s a good workout.” that’s a pretty rough way to start day for anyone, but when you’re an ROTC student, this is ordinary. “today’s not too bad of a day because Wednesday is just a P.t. morning and I don’t have any ROTCrelated classes that i have to go to,” said Fanelli. “i have other things that I have to do for ROTC to prepare for on my own but it’s Fanelli standing in front of a Blackhawk at training. nothing i have to be there for. stuff that is used for the future. We’re only So today is not too bad of a day.” required to be there from 2:20 to 3:45 but Wait. Classes? He means regular acathat pretty much means you’re there from demic courses, right? 2:20 to 5 or 6 o’clock.” “Juniors and seniors have classes Along with more ROTC classes, on tuesdays and thursdays,” said seniors, like Fanelli, are given more Fanelli. “Sophomores have class on just responsibility. thursday. on tuesday, it’s two hours that “Every year you’re in it, from freshman meet over at the Hofstra dome or the PFC year to senior year, the more responsibiland it’s more like a classroom, you have ity you get. So as a freshman it’s really a textbook. they teach you anything from not too bad. As a senior you’re given a battle drills to tactics to traditions to learn- duty position within the senior class and ing about writing orders and planning and it’s basically our role to be the educators and mentors of all the underclassmen. “We have a couple of officers and enlisted soldiers, like sergeants, who are in the program to make sure that we’re doing it correctly, but it’s up to us to come with the training plans; we have to write the operations orders; we have to oversee the P.t. plans, which are basically run by about 16 seniors, including me.” Getting ready for foreign combat, the ROTC uses locations right in Hofstra’s backyard to prepare for the Photo courtesy of frank fanelli

Fanelli is presented with an artillery jersey in front of an M-777 Howitzer.

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future. “What we do is we go out to what we call the dust bowl which is the big open grassy area in the back of the campus or we go to what we call the Shahikott Valley which is between the Marriot and the Meadowbrook Parkway,” said Fanelli. “it’s actually a big, deserted, woodsy area that you probably never notice and there’s just a couple of hundreds of acres.” Shahikott Valley is an actual area in Afghanistan that translates to “Place of the King,” where the largest battle between United States and Afghan forces took place in 2002. it is at the renamed valley that Fanelli will show off some of his leadership skills. “in two weeks i’ll be in charge of a patrol walk where we go off to Shahikott Valley where we teach them to do patrolling so it’s like we teach them to train and get everyone at the same pace,” said Fanelli. on top of all this, Fanelli is still a college student who has drawn positives from his time at ROTC. “ROTC has definitely helped me out with my time management,” said Fanelli. “it also has improved my ability to multitask. i create constant reminders for myself between schoolwork and ROTC work on what needs to get done. You have to take care of things both for school and ROTC and it has helped me stay on track.”


New policies in SGA Constitution Continued From a2 budget weekends instead of one. Normally, clubs would request money and have to wait an entire year to request it again. Now, the budget weekend would be at the beginning of each semester, leaving room for clubs to spend their money. If they don’t spend it all, the unused funds go back to SGA at the end of the semester. This new plan allows SGA to allocate more money in the beginning of the semester and it allows clubs to gain more money if they didn’t have enough before. Also with the new Constitution, SGA is required to hold a Seminar to inform students who are running for Senate, of the responsibilities the position holds. They will still provide a packet explaining themes to the candidate but will explain their position in case students are not fully informed by the packet alone. This way, students know what they’re up against

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before they decide to run. Some of the new rules made in the Constitution have been changed to benefit SGA members as well. There is a stricter absence policy because it is very important that Senators make it to meetings. Last semester, a Senator would be kicked out of SGA after two absences, but excused absences would fly. Now, only three excused absences are allowed leaving out discretion when it comes to deciding which excuse it better over the other. Previously, attendance was a problem with SGA. Last semester, the Senate meetings were held on Tuesday nights and Senators who were RAs would have to leave early. Effective this semester, the meeting time has been changed to Thursday nights. SGA Vice President Alexander Zelinski had the date changed after speaking to SGA’s adviser and advis-

ing Senate of the change prior to registration for their following semester classes. Former Conduct and Ethics Chair Gary Duff resigned last semester due to this conflict and said, “I didn’t have a say on it. No one on Senate had a say on it. There was no public discussion and there was no vote. Therefore it was unconstitutional.” Zelinski said it was under the Vice President’s discretion to change the date and since then, Senate attendance has been a lot better. Now that the New Constitution is complete, “It provides a good platform to work off of that could better serve the student body and clubs,” said SGA President David Zuniga. Duff said he just hopes that SGA abides by the rules that are in the new Constitution and allow everything to be passed through Senate before changing anything.

Spanish professor receives prestigious literary award Continued From A2 you don’t have to study poetry. Either you have it or you don’t. It’s a natural gift,” said Zapata. Zapata does teach the occasional poetry course here at Hofstra, and he is currently in discussions with the English department to begin teaching a poetry course that would give students English credit. After all, even as poetry is one of his greatest talents, his desire to teach seems to be his main focus. Zapata claims that a lot of what he does outside of the University is with the benefit of his students in mind. “My students are my fundamental purpose here at Hofstra. Our main job is to be great teachers first. We have to advance in our

profession so our students can benefit from this,” said Zapata. “That’s why I am always working in a new book or essay or an academic article. I share this knowledge with my students and learn from them.” Unfortunately Zapata feels that in recent years, the objective of teaching the youth has lost its way. He believes that educational institutions now put too much focus on bureaucratic rules and regulations. He believes that teaching students is the main goal, and that’s all that should really matter. “Bureaucracy is necessary, but it’s not a priority,” he said, “I think it’s important, but it is not as important as the teaching.”

“Poetry comes to you naturally; you don’t have to study poetry.”

Public Safety Briefs Compiled By Rachel Lutz

A PSO responded on Feb. 10 to Hague House where roommates were having a dispute about ongoing unsanitary living conditions. Residential Programs was notified and settled the dispute. A PSO received report of two males smoking marijuana in the bus shelter near Constitution Hall on Feb. 10. They fled, but one male was apprehended was identified as a student and issued a summons for marijuana and failure to comply. Chronicle File Photo

A student reported on Feb. 6 to Public Safety that he left his cell phone and room key in an unsecured locker at the Fitness Center. When he returned, the items were missing. Police assistance was declined. A PSO observed a car drive through the booth without identifying himself on Feb. 9. He driver was

later identified as a student and was issued an NTA for failure to comply. NCPD received report of a missing young girl on Feb. 10. She was found signed into her friend’s room in Constitution Hall. PSOs responded and she was taken into custody. No further action was taken.

Public Safety received report of a fight in Dutch Treats on Feb. 11. A PSO responded to the scene and apprehended one male student and one male nonstudent. The student was issued a summons for his actions and the non-student was taken to the HIC and banned from campus. A female student in Constitution Hall reported to Public Safety that her ex-

boyfriend would not leave when she refused to open the door on Feb. 11. He was issued a summons for harassment. While on rounds on Feb. 11, the RA on duty in Bill of Rights reported the odor of marijuana to Public Safety. PSOs responded to the room where marijuana residue was found. The three students in the room received summonses. Public Safety received a report of the odor of marijuana coming from a room in Enterprise on Feb. 13. PSOs entered the room and found drug paraphernalia and marijuana residue. An NTA was issued and the items were confiscated. A female student reported that she has been receiving several phone calls from a male she does not know on Feb. 13. Police assistant was declined but she requested all calls from the number be blocked.

A student reported that on February 2, he left his iPad and charger on a desk in the library unattended from 6:30-8 p.m. When he returned, the iPad was stolen but the charger was left behind. Police assistance was declined. A PSO observed a car go through a stop sign but stop on Holland Road on Feb. 14. The driver was approached and identified as a male Hofstra student. He was issued an NTA for reckless driving and failure to comply.

Key  HIC- Hofstra Information Center  PSO- Public Safety Officer  RSR- Resident Safety representative  RA- Resident Assistant  NCPD- Nassau County Police Department  NUMC- Nassau University Medical Center


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Ramen noodles with a twist By Jenna Grasso StaFF WRiteR

When college students hear the words “ramen noodles,” it’s a familiar sound. Since the majority of college students are constantly rushing to get to class, this is a

recipe to spice things up while still getting you to class on time. this recipe breaks you away from the normal taste of your Ramen noodles and gets you thinking about a special recipe you can use at home. although guidelines will be

Ramen Noodles with a Twist Ingredients: - 1 cup of Ramen Noodles - 1 onion

- 1 tomato - 1 pepper

- 1 bottle of Italian Dressing

Jenna Grasso/The Chronicle Try out a new way of experincing your typicla everyday college “fast food,” Ramen noodles.

given for this recipe, it’s more about what your personal preferences are. Feel free to go outside of the recipe and mix in something different! For this recipe i will stick to basic, easy ingredients for students to get. You can be as creative as you want. Your first step is to make your ramen noodles (either boil then or make them in the microwave).

the next step is to cut up onions, tomatoes and peppers, or whatever you like in your ramen. the third step is to mix italian dressing into the ramen, and then add your chopped up vegetables. adding cheese can make it extra yummy, so feel free to add a generous amount!

Professor Vaeni: Captures attention by standing out

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in today’s day and age, with technology booming and the next great app at our fingertips to distract us from our schoolwork, teaching has become a job taken on only by the bravest souls. this particular situation begs the question: how do you engage your students in ways that will keep their straying fingers and minds from their touch-screen obsession? Some teachers take the canonical approach of bowtied, thick-rimmed sternness, forbidding phones and computers in class. others take the passive-aggressive approach, lecturing through the habitual tap-tap soundtrack. the most impressive teachers, however, simply do nothing. they don’t have to do anything because they have made the material as miraculously engaging as temple Run or Scramble with Friends.

While i am equally guilty of adding to collective classroom nonchalance, i was not unmoved by my public Speaking professor, Kara lynn Vaeni. loud, hilarious, and quite the outgoing professor, Vaeni was hard to ignore – even if you wanted to. She swore, told stories of her 90s childhood grunge phase, and connected all of it to the importance of communication with ourselves and with others. Most importantly, she spoke to us as adults, and as adults she engaged us in conversations and humiliating but completely awesome speech exercises that made us so comfortable with one another that we couldn’t help but pay attention. i had only one absence all semester, a record by any account. So i sat down with professor Vaeni to see what makes her tick. What inspired you to be a teacher? Dude, i don’t know. Wait, i have to think. What inspires me

to do teaching? the students, because they’re awesome and it’s fun. i know stuff and i want them to know stuff too. i like teaching classes for majors because they’re invested in the material and i like teaching the introduction classes as well because everyone has to take introduction communication classes and i enjoy the challenge. You think it will be boring but i try and help you not fall asleep for the semester. Have you always loved being a teacher or has there been a time you questioned your calling? No. My first theater class, that i taught because theater is so close to my heart, taught me that when people don’t love it the way i love it i sort of hate them. So what i discovered is that it’s better to teach in a non-theater field so that I don’t get offended when students don’t like it. i got better though; i don’t let the students walk all over me. that was a problem at first. Now I’m

like, ‘no you can’t be late, can’t miss class.’ Once you realized what you wanted to do, did you have any method to the madness, a la John Keating in Dead Poet Society or the Trunchbull in Matilda? i don’t know if you know, that i’m also a director of opera and theater. My desire to direct people in plays is the same desire to force students to learn. [laughs] theatrical training pays off in the classroom and i have a short attention span so i have to think of some game or humiliating exercise that makes students learn. What is the ultimate student pet peeve? When they talk when i’m talking. little b-----ds. Have your tattoos helped or hindered in the teacher search department? i’m totally a child of the 90s. Students don’t respond differently about it – at least not to my face. they’ll say they like

them but they’ve never been put off by it or offended. they shouldn’t be; i shouldn’t be more radical than my students they should be surprising me. Speaking of not-so G-rated things, how do you feel about the Arizona State legislature regarding removal of teachers who do not comply with laws stated by the FCC? i think it’s a ridiculous waste of time. if you’re that afraid of someone else having an influence on your child’s life then keep them at home forever; it’s ridiculous. i would never swear if i taught high school, but i can’t teach high school because i can’t not swear. Did you have a favorite teacher? Why? James Kolb – and he’s still here. Because he’s awesome! he met every student where they were and never talked down to you. he was also really open and never talked about things he wouldn’t talk about himself. he held us all to the same standard.


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Harry Potter’s Quidditch snitches Hofstra students’ attention By Sam Robertson Special to the chRonicle

if you’ve read the popular “harry potter” series, you’re probably familiar with the fictional sport of Quidditch. What you may not know is that Quidditch is in fact a real sport, and a popular one on hofstra’s campus. the game is played by two teams, made of seven people each, trying to score goals by getting the ball, called a Quaffle, into one of three goal posts. each team has three chasers, two Beaters, one Keeper, and one Seeker, all on flying broomsticks. the chasers are in charge of scoring goals. the Beaters use “bludgers,” another type of ball, to knock the other team’s players off their brooms, while keeping the bludgers away from their own teammates. the Keeper guards their goal posts to prevent the other team from scoring. the Seeker has a very unique job: their goal is to catch the Golden Snitch. in the books, the Snitch is a small golden ball that speeds around the Quidditch pitch. In “muggle” or real Quidditch, the Snitch is a person dressed in yellow who outruns the

Seekers. once caught, the team whose Seeker caught the Snitch is awarded 150 points and the game ends. the winning team is whoever has the most points at the end of the team – and it isn’t necessarily the team who caught the Snitch. the game played on college campuses across the world is as close to real Quidditch as muggles (nonmagical person) can get. the players still play on broomsticks and all the rules are basically still the same, with the exception of a few modifications. For example, in the muggle version, catching the Snitch only awards you 30 points in comparison to the 150 points it’s worth in the books. They also make a few modifications to make up for any lacking magical abilities. in the books, the Snitch Caitlin Spiess/The Chronicle is enchanted to be extremely hard Quidditch, the sport played on broomsticks in the Harry Potter series, has its own team here at Hofstra. to catch. Keeping with that idea, the muggle version uses an actual person say it’s more difficult than other sports, physical contact. instead of a ball to represent the Snitch. considering everything is harder while Despite the elements of make-believe, the player who takes on the position holding onto broomsticks. if you’re still Quidditch is very much a real sport. of the Snitch dresses in all gold and is skeptical about Quidditch, the only way Quidditch has all the aspects of more allowed to do anything necessary to for you to fully understand is to go out “traditional” sports such as running, evade capture, including climbing trees and watch a game! tackling, and shooting, but they are put and using water guns in addition to together in a creative way. Some even


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Surviving the Valentine’s Day Diet By Jake Boly StaFF WRiteR

Yes, that’s right: Valentine’s Day just passed. the day where it is socially acceptable to pig out and check yourself into the hospital for a chocolate coma. What do you do? Do you indulge in all of the delicious food and good times Valentine’s has to offer? or do you stray away and try to stay on track? We have those who partake in everything the day has to offer, never thinking twice about downing that extra pound of chocolate. then there are those who demonize the candy and sweets that people unthinkingly consume. all this being said, i took a walk down the middle of that road to create a list of ideas to survive the inevitable Valentine’s Day agonizing. First of all, eat intuitively. to eat intuitively simply means to keep an eye on what you’ve put into your body for the day. Don’t stress or freak out about an extra cupcake; just keep a general idea of anything extra you’ve eaten. hopefully, you know how much your body needs by now and how it reacts after consumption of some foods. this being said, eating intuitively is as easy as coordinating or fitting a new allotment of food to fit your needs. Secondly, don’t stress. i’ve found that there’s a balance between having a good time and keeping yourself on track for progressive progress. So what’s that balance? those who have trouble finding it usually experience more mental stress than physical. Many times people on a diet relapse or have the hardest time because of their mental state. if you’re stressing about eating an extra piece of chocolate or cupcake: stop, take a

deep breath, and remember one day isn’t going to kill you. although, if you are someone who stresses over eating that extra food and can’t help it, use that as motivation to go harder in the gym or get back on track tomorrow. Make sure to enjoy the day and not ruin it with stress over a few pieces of food. Next, fill up. This tip is for those who might not practice moderation daily and have the tendency to binge on holidays. consume plenty of whole fiber-filled foods, like you should on a daily basis. this not only will make you feel more full, but might motivate you to avoid over-doing the holiday foods. if your stomach is saying, “no more!” it might influence you to stray away from the V-Day abundance. then again, it all comes down to being mentally sound with yourself and not feeling the need to look for days to binge. lastly, moderation is key. the most important tip i could ever pass on to anyone looking to progress with diet and fitness goals is once again, moderation. not many people have the ability to partition their eating over multiple days. Riddle me this, all ye holiday bingers: if you consume the same amount of extra calories in one day instead of consuming them over a span of a week, how are you saving yourself any trouble? often weekly totals come into play just as much as daily. the body doesn’t have a set 24-hour clock; the body is smart and knows how to partition consumption to expenditure. hopefully this gave you a few ideas about surviving this chocolate-lovers’ holiday, but for all the holidays coming up this semester. Remember to practice moderation and enjoy Life is like a box of chocolates: take it one day at a time. progression.

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Overheard @ Hofstra

compiled by The Chronicle Staff In the Student Center: Girl: She wasn’t even asian; she was an imposter. On the Blue Beetle: Driver: the brakes? Yeah, they work. there’s just something wrong with them.” In Class: professor: how is everyone’s Valentine’s Day going? Guy: oh, s--t!

Outside Estabrook: Guy: they sell euros. they buy them for mad cheap and then sell them.

In the Student Center: Girl: orchids with some roses in them. Eighty-five dollars! In the Student Center: Girl 1: i haven’t eaten all day. Girl 2: it’s okay. i saw Wendy Williams today. Outside Monroe: Girl: What the hell is your status about? Frowny face? Really?

Near Hofstra Hall: Girl 1: So, you’re telling me it was bad to make out with his sister? Girl 2: considering he’s your boyfriend, yes.

In The Chronicle Office: Guy: i’ve been ejaculating red, white, and blue for the past two hours. In Class: professor: What’s your favorite smell? Girl 1: My boyfriend. Girl 2: My boyfriend, too. prof: i wonder if it’s the same.

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Legislator finds political inspiration at Hofstra By Cody Heintz BUSINESS MANAGER

Wayne Wink has been a public servant for over a decade. He served on the Town of North Hempstead Town Council and is currently serving in the Nassau County Legislature. Wink is also a Hofstra Graduate and a former adjunct professor of political science at Hofstra for five years. Wink has been a member of the Nassau County legislature since winning a special election in March of 2007 and had previously served on the Town of North Hempstead Town Council for five years. Even before his time as an elected official he had been active in politics by being both chief of staff and legislative aide to former Nassau Legislator Barbra Johnson, who once held his 11th district seat in the legislature. Nassau County has been Wink’s home since his childhood as he attended public schools in Uniondale and graduated from Uniondale High School. While in high school Wink became interested in politics and government, but didn’t get active in them until he was underway with education at Hofstra. “When I got to Hofstra I was working parttime, going to school full time,” Wink said. “I had gotten a number of scholarships so I had to keep my grades up so my freshman year was largely spent just learning the college life.” During Wink’s sophomore he started to get involved in the political process. During this time it was the early days of the 1988 presidential campaign and Wink started to meet with different representatives from different campaigns. Also during his

sophomore year, Wink started to become involved with the Young Democrats on campus and by the time Wink became a senior he became very involved with the group. “It was an evolution that Hofstra really facilitated and not in the least of which in that they gave me financial incentive to be able to procure my studies at Hofstra and once I was there I was able to get to know people from walks of life,” Wink said. At Hofstra, Wink took advantage of being able to spend a semester in Washington D.C. In our nation’s capital he was able to get an internship with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. While he was interning, he was able to work during the excitement of the 1988 presidential campaign season. One unique experience that Wink had at Hofstra that helped to shape his political views was how he could never take for granted when it came to transportation. As Wink not only commuted from home to school, but to a part time job he had to carefully plan out his days. As he stated “Making the sacrifice of getting up extra early to drive my dad to the train station in order to have a car or I had to take my bike or take the bus.” Wink said that the time he was at Hofstra helped him to grow both physically and emotionally. He also mentioned how the political science program at Hofstra was beneficial to his growth. “It was a great thing to be in a department that was rigorous,” Wink said. “It was a very demanding department. It had

“AS I GOT MORE CONFIDENT IN MYSELF AND MORE IN TOUCH WITH THE HOFSTRA COMMUNITY...IT WAS A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY.”

Cody Heintz/ The Chronicle Wink was inspired to become active in politics following a semester in Washington D.C. through Hofstra. the third lowest GPA on campus. That’s not because they liked giving you a hard time but because they were separating the wheat from the chaff.” After Wink graduated from Hofstra he went for several political campaigns and also ended up working for CBS News in their election survey unit. He worked for CBS for about a year helping to project election night results. After working at CBS he continued to work political campaigns and as Wink put it “I basically just got active in the political process.” Wink went to St. John’s University to get his law degree. He took some time off between graduating from Hofstra and going to law school and went to law school because, “It seemed like a natural progression. So many of the elected official that we know are lawyers. It was something that I always planned on doing, but I put off for a time to get some experience. I’m glad that I went back and got my law degree.” Before he was elected to Town of North Hempstead Town Council he served for many

years as a political staffer and aide. His jobs included being Deputy Counsel to the Nassau County Legislature, being a legislative assistant to the Town Board in North Hempstead and being chief of staff to County Legislator Barbra Johnson. Wink explained his jump being an aide to an elected official as being “liberating.” “Every time I said something it not only reflected upon myself it also reflected upon the elected official,” Wink said. Wink was originally elected to Town of North Hempstead Town Council in November 2001. Wink would be elected to Nassau County Legislature in March 2007 to succeed Craig Johnson, who had been elected to the NY State Senate. According to Wink, another difference between being a town councilmember and a county legislator is being able to forge his own identity at the county. As in the Town of North Hempstead both the town supervisor and the town council were of the same party as Wink so it hard for Wink to have his own separate identity.

And at the county level, “ It was important to be able to push the issues that I thought were important to me,” he said. County Legislators in Nassau County are only considered to be a part time job so Wink must manage his duties with the county with his responsibilities in the private sector. Currently Wink is a partner in the law firm Gerstman Schwartz & Wink where he specializes in real estate law. Wink stated that he is “60/60” when he has to divide up his time between the two responsibilities. He got into real estate litigation as he could do real estate on off hours. Hofstra, which Wink referred to as one of the cultural centers in Nassau, provided a jumping off point for his political career. “As I got more confident in myself and more in touch with the Hofstra community,” Wink said. “The more I found myself there at night going to different events and different programs. Learning about things that I never would have expected. It was really a great opportunity.”


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Wendy Williams tells it like it is on Valentine’s Day By Aaron Calvin

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ofstra’s “Sweet Valentine” event series included both the University crest made into chocolate and a chocolate tasting event. it culminated in a presentation called “Let’s talk About Love” with television and radio personality Wendy Williams. And unlike the previous events, this one had a bitter edge to it. Williams walked out onstage promptly at her scheduled time to a packed audience in monroe’s lecture hall. Her opening words were perhaps somewhat unexpected for a crowd expecting a talk about love. “You won’t meet your husband at college,” she said matter-offactly. this set the tone for the rest of her speech. She went on to explain her point of view with

the opinion that the college experience is about having fun. “the men you are with shouldn’t be seen as men that you will be with forever or even long term,” she said. At one point she remarked, “if you aren’t partyin’, you aren’t doin’ it right.” She also made some vague distinctions on how to behave. While she said not to take college relationships too seriously, she also warned against behaving too promiscuously. the stress of her speech was generally on having fun, referring to college as a fouryear “prison, but a fun prison.” After her speech, she answered preapproved questions from the audience. most of them concerned traditional student questions about how to approach members of the opposite sex and how to make relationships work. She responded to most of the questions flippantly, sometimes

berating the question and its asker and called one question stupid. Williams is no stranger to saying exactly what she means. throughout her long career as a self-proclaimed “Queen of media,” her often-blunt manner has brought her several enemies such as tupac Shakur, Jay-Z and even Will Smith. She is also known for her frank discussion of recently deceased celebrity Whitney Houston’s drug problems. despite the tone that she took with the audience, none seemed to be offended. on the contrary, the crowd replied with energetic agreements and whoops of laughter. Hofstra students came to the event to get exactly what has made Wendy Williams so popular in the media: a lot of straightforward advice with a little abuse.

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Erin Willet stars on “The Voice” By Katie Webb

confronting her father’s illness as well as millions of viewers.

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ick. tick. tick. the clock counts down the seconds. time is running out. the young woman only has one chance to make an impression. She walks out onto the stage with her signature mane of exploding curly hair that matches her powerful voice, but the judges can’t see her. the only chance she has to get them to turn around is to mesmerize them with a siren song. As the clock runs out Erin Willett puts everything she has into soulfully belting the classic the Jackson 5 song “i Want You Back” to win her a spot on the singing competition “the Voice.” the show employs celebrity coaches Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine. they have the daunting task of finding talented music artists for their teams without looking at the contestants. the coaches are seated facing backwards from the stage and must divine who will pass through the “blind auditions” without the hang-ups of vanity and appearance to hinder their choices. the competition is about pure vocal skill, something Willett is far from lacking. though she stomped out on stage seemingly fearless, the clock she heard ticking was not her own. As Willett fought to land a spot on the show, just backstage her biggest fan, mentor, friend, and subsequently her ailing father was right there with her. He is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Erin, Hofstra University alumna and former Sigma’cappella member, could have been consumed with fear

She remained unshaken, saying, “i don’t want to look at him as a dying person because he is still here. it is such a blessing to have the Voice to look forward to, and it gives my dad a chance to see me live my dream.” While performing on stage Willett’s parents stood behind the scenes, enraptured. Her father stood almost paralyzed with his hands on his head, silently pleading the judges to turn a chair giving their daughter a chance. As the song swelled and Willett hit note after perfect high note time began to draw to a close. Blake Shelton finally turned his chair toward the stage, earning Willett a place on the show. Willett earned her spot on his team, and will advance to the next rounds of the competition. the judges all agreed she had an incredibly powerful voice but Shelton cut them off by saying, “You screwed up!” to them, ecstatic at having won her for his team. the man who brought Willett up on music stood backstage with tears brimming over in his blue eyes. When their daughter ran back to embrace them her only question was, “Are you proud?” “of course we’re proud,” her father replied with a glimmer of admiration in his eyes. Her father time ran out far too quickly. He died shortly after, but Willett’s dream lives on as she continues in her passionate pursuit of music. Watch “the Voice” on nBC at 8/7c on mondays to support Willett and her burgeoning music career.

“The judges all agreed that she had an incredibly powerful voice.”

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Wendy Williams, popular television and radio personality, spoke and answered questions concerning relationships at a lecture hall in Monroe on Valentine’s Day.


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Sigma’cappella and company show their stuff By ohad Amram StAFF WritEr

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hen was the last time, outside of freshmen year, that you found yourself interested in going to the netherlands Café for anything besides the occasional Subway sandwich? Well, now you have a reason to. Hofstra Concerts sponsors a “Coffeehouse” event every thursday from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Usually the acts that are scheduled are either Hofstra students themselves or local Long island acts that wish to promote their music to the University. Last thursday, Hofstra University’s very own Sigma’capella choir sang a foursong set that consisted of covers including Coldplay’s “Fix You”

and the temper trap’s “Sweet disposition.” Sigma’capella has performed many times for Hofstra’s coffeehouse. the group remained diligent in their sound and maintained charisma throughout their entire performance. the beatboxer for the group, who performed alongside the 20 or so students, is fortunate enough to have been selected to walk the red carpet this year. Some may be familiar with this on campus singing group due to graduate Erin Willet, who took great pride in performing with this act last year as well as performing in countless coffeehouses on her own last year. Another performer from this past Coffeehouse includes junior ryan Sonnott, who participates

in many coffeehouses jams as he is an active member of Hofstra concerts. “Coffeehouse is a great way for people who enjoy playing music to perform for other Hofstra Students,” said Sonnott postperformance as he prepared for his final act. “It’s also a great way to see local acts for free.” Thursday’s final performance at the Coffeehouse consisted of former members of local broken bands of Hofstra’s campus residents. they currently remain nameless. the group was an instrumental trio that played songs which took the likings of such bands including the red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish.

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Sigma’capella performed at last Thursday’s Coffeehouse show. They are no strangers to the stage.

Whitney Houston: in memorium By michelle Lulic

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lmost everyone has heard some of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, ranging from the fun and upbeat “i Wanna dance With Somebody” to the moving love song “i Will Always Love You.” But just this past Saturday on the eve of music’s biggest night, the Grammys, the world was hit with the news that the legend of Whitney Houston is now no longer with us. Houston was staying at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this past weekend in order to attend Clive davis’ pre-Grammy gala that night. But news broke around 5 p.m. Pacific time that she was found dead inside her hotel room, laying half in and half out of the bathtub. She was found by her aunt who immediately called for help; but despite their efforts, the 48-year-old singer had already passed away. As of right now, no one knows exactly what caused her death. due to Whitney’s past problems with drug addiction it is definitely a question as to whether that was a factor in of her untimely death. But the main thing to remember right now is the life of Whitney Houston: the girl who was born

in 1963 in newark, new Jersey where she grew up and began singing in her church choir at the new Hope Baptist Church. She performed with her mother, Cissy Houston, at the age of only 15. And after that her fame started rolling as she became the first African-American woman to grace the cover of Seventeen magazine. But her true success came when Clive davis discovered her at age 19. After that her debut album released in 1985 and she’s had countless hits, albums, and received numerous Grammys since then. And it’s for her unique, angelic voice that she will be remembered. She deserves to be recognized for the highlights in her career and for all the lives she touched with her music, style, and great success. may our hearts and prayers remain with her 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was hospitalized the day after hearing of her mother’s death. our thoughts should also be with the rest of Whitney Houston’s family, close friends, and fans. no matter what the cause of death was, we will always remember her for that phenomenal voice and beautiful soul.

The front cover of the Entertainment section on 2/9/12 was, in fact, not Fat Joe. The mistake occured due to a miscommunication.


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don’t know much about producing Broadway musicals, but it seems like the process has been sped up exponentially on “Smash.” obviously this is done for the sake of telling the story, which is fine, but it seems crazy to think that in the space of a week they’ve written a musical and are casting their star. And speaking of casting marilyn: they give the part to the more experienced ivy, but given the fact that Katharine mcPhee is the star of the show, you can bet Karen will somehow end up getting the role in the end. i guess the interesting thing to see now is how we get there. i think it’s also pretty obvious that Karen and her boyfriend will break up eventually. Also mixed into the episode was Julia finding out that it takes a really really long time to adopt a baby from China (shocker), and Eileen’s husband telling her she’s an idiot to be producing a marilyn musical. they also treated derek deciding not to leave the marilyn musical as some sort of big character moment for him, but it felt kind of hollow for me. i don’t know if i just wasn’t paying enough attention or if the conflict really wasn’t developed enough, but it just felt like “oh, one of the main characters has decided to

keep working on a musical with the other main characters. Uh, why wouldn’t he do that?” All things considered it was a solid episode, although i can’t really say that i liked it any more or less than the first one. I still think there’s a good show in “Smash” but they haven’t quite found it yet. Hopefully the conflict of Karen not originally getting the part will make for some interesting storylines for her now.

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he most recent episode continued “Justified’s” stellar track record this season with another phenomenal episode. dewey Crowe wakes up in a bloody bathtub and is given an ultimatum and a gun: His kidneys have been stolen and unless he comes up with $20,000 cash in four hours, he isn’t getting them back. the premise may seem outrageous, but “Justified” pulls it off perfectly, and even acknowledges how extreme it is by referencing bad movies that use the “harvesting organs and selling them for parts” story line. this leads to dewey committing a string of robberies everywhere from appliance stores to strip clubs, with raylan hot on dewey’s trail the whole time. the chase culminates with dewey locking himself in a gas station bathroom, sure that he’ll die

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of kidney failure any moment. raylan points out that dewey should try and pee because “kidneys are for pissin,’” which leads to the realization that his kidneys were never stolen. raylan shoots the bad guys, dewey goes back to jail, and everything wraps up nicely. Everything about the storyline really works well dramatically, and there are even a few comic moments thrown in. raylan’s interactions with Ash the prison guard have just the right amount of humor to them, which is not that easy to pull off considering Ash is a man raylan ran over and then backed over in the previous episode. other important developments: Limehouse really does have all of the Bennett’s money (duh) and Quarles and Boyd finally come face-to-face. The ensuing conflict between them will certainly make for an exciting rest of the season. Early on in the episode Boyd admits he doesn’t have enough firepower to stand up to Quarles, but when they actually meet he stands his ground and gives a great speech about how Quarles is just a carpetbagger whose drug empire is doomed to fail.

Want More TV That Matters? go to www. hofstrachronicle.com for more of Matt’s column.

John Mulaney - New In Town Grade: AAt 29 years old, John mulaney has already established himself as the youngest (and among the brightest) of the current crop of writers for the iconic if not long in the tooth Saturday Night Life. His first stand-up album, the top Part, was one of the worthiest comedy records of ’09, and new in town does not disappoint as a sophomore effort. While he tends to avoid weighty subjects, mulaney’s delivery is human and charming, and his instantly-engaging wit belies a surprisingly density. While Louis C.K. is all the rage right now (and rightfully so), mulaney is fresh and gifted new voice.

RIYL: Demitri Martin, Todd Barry. The Menzingers- On the Impossible Past Grade: B Since forming in ’06, PA punks the menzingers have accrued quite a bit of credibility for their wellstructured but aggressive sound. on the impossible Past continues the trend in their records toward something more melodic and, dare i say, slower. the results teeter and occasionally fumble, but never blunder enough to ruin the experience of their respectable third LP. Laudibly, the menzingers are allowing themselves to evolve, but they’re very much between shores presently.

RIYL: Banner Pilot, Fake Problems

Sleigh Bells- Reign of Terror Grade: D The Sleigh Bells I remember (from less than two years ago) was just another buzzband who got a lot of unearned acclaim for being somewhat trashier than most other buzzbands at the time. Now, Allison Krauss and Co. have taken the talentless sonic blitz of Treats, their debut LP, and refined it into snortable boredom. Get it? Because they probably did too much coke and can’t write music anymore? I digress—Reign of Terror is astonishingly underwhelming and totally undeserving of your time. Reign of Terror is a lazily-sung stillbirth. Reign of Terror is a bag of wet farts dribbling into your ears.

RIYL: Just don’t listen to it. It’s pretty bad, dudes.


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Editorial

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The Right to Legalize Gay Marriage Calling for transparency By Victoria neely COluMnIST

Just last week in the controversial case of Perry v. Brown in the uS 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional in California under the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. There is the possibility that Proposition 8 will make it all the way to the Supreme Court, which will make the final decision on gay marriage for California. Many other states have taken steps toward legalizing gay marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships as well. However, although civil unions and domestic partnerships are big steps toward gay civil rights, they are not recognized by the federal government. The biggest question in the minds of many activists is whether or not it is constitutional to permit two people of the same sex to legally marry. There are many benefits that a legal marriage can provide to a couple that civil unions, domestic partnerships, or simply being a couple can provide, such as tax benefits, a spouse being able to make medical decisions, adopting children, inheritance, insurance purposes, and the list goes on. Why should two men or two women who share as close of a bond as any man and woman be

prohibited from legal marriage and all of the benefits it brings? The answer is that they shouldn’t. Many arguments have arisen against gay marriage, but I find most of them to be outdated and irrelevant in the year of 2012. This generation of young people is the most accepting generation that this country has seen. It does not matter if someone is black, white, gay, lesbian, bisexual, Hispanic, Asian, and so on, to gain equality and respect. Hofstra university

“Whether a person is gay or straight, they are still human and still an American citizen, and they deserve the same rights...” has its own Pride network Chapter which advocates for GlBTQ (Gay, lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) civil rights and liberties. It is obvious that in this generation, some significant changes will be made about the way people feel about gay rights. After all, whether a person is gay or straight, they are still human and still an American citizen, and they

deserve the same rights as every other person. Does anyone remember reading about the African American civil rights movement? Did anyone learn about the Women’s Rights movement? How about native Americans? In the past, many different groups of people have been subject to unrelenting prejudice, racism, unequal rights, harassment, and so on. At this time, we are witnessing a movement toward GlBTQ rights that our children and grandchildren will be reading about in their history books someday. It is time for everyone to understand that every single human being deserves the same respect, set of civil rights, and dignity. I ask all of you to go back to the Constitution that our founding fathers created. Read the clauses that they wrote, and especially read the Equal Protection Clause. You may interpret it for yourself, but either way, granting citizens of the united States equal protection of the law is the right thing to do, no matter what their gender, race, sex, background, sexuality, religious belief, or anything else that would separate them from another person happens to be. It is time for us to put ourselves in their shoes to understand the feeling of being denied the right to marry.

Finding a Major While Searching for Self By Myron Mathis COluMnIST

Spring semester has just started and there is an aura of change in the air. After four months of classes, late nights of homework, weeks of midterms and finals exacerbated by lastminute catching up on material we should have been well versed on. now that a lot of freshmen have realized that the major they dived into last semester is not something they could see themselves living in the future or that they don’t enjoy the

subject, there have been a lot of changes in major studies. This sensation is paralleled by the fact that so many of us young aspiring students are attempting to discover which outlet best nourishes their talents. I can strongly relate to this feeling. I feel that music exudes from my body, which is why I declared a Political Science and Music double major -- then had to drop the Music major for logistical reasons. Just because one thing doesn’t work, a student should not quit trying to find out who

they are or what they are passionate about. My love of writing (and particularly writing for The Chronicle) has brought me to the conclusion that I want to minor in Journalism next semester. How about you, Hofstra? Are the intricacies of finance just not what you thought they’d be? Are the finite rules of physics too much for you to bear? Or are you just not feeling creative enough for creative writing? It’s completely okay. For those who didn’t decide to forgo this dilemma by simply starting off as an undecided

in club appropriations With all due respect to Arts & Entertainment editor Aaron Calvin’s reporting and his article in last week’s issue of The Chronicle (Show Me The Money, A3) there are a number of budgeting issues with Hofstra’s student government that remain unanswered. The largest of which is the appropriation committee’s reasoning behind assigning specific budgets to each club. When The Chronicle requested a budget of $51,758.27 for this school year, we filed the proper paperwork, documenting each specific item, down to the office supplies and abiding by every SGA protocol involving minute details. We are not sure why the appropriations committee cannot trust our estimate that four thumb drives will cost $48. Why must we print out quotes from Office Depot, Walmart and Buy.com, as we did, to prove we were getting the best price? But that’s not the issue. The issue is not that SGA and their appropriations committees do not trust its clubs, the issue is that the budget proposal requires minute details down to how much office supplies cost, but they cannot return the detail in explaining their decision. Isn’t it much easier for SGA to quickly dismiss any budget proposal if they do not have to explain why they did so? Often in journalism classes, we discuss that the newspaper’s job is to be the government’s watchdog, so today, we, The Chronicle, ask SGA for a

reason as to why they will not share the details behind their budget decisions. They are very nice to allow an appeal and then further appropriations each month, but club leaders have not a clue as to what basis to appeal on. For example, The Chronicle asked for $44,200 to cover our printing costs for the entire academic year. We were assigned $22,100, exactly half. Instead of just writing “printing - $22,100” in a response email, an explanation as to why only half of the year was paid for would be nice. The solution? Allow club leaders to sit in on the original allocation meeting. Instead of complaining that it takes forever and you do what you can, spread the meeting out over a long weekend and assign each club a 15-minute slot. The club leader should be allowed to sit in, hear the reasoning behind their new budget, but not comment. That way, the club has a basis for their appeal and does not enter appropriations or an appeal completely lost. SGA president David Zuniga has promised multiple times over that transparency and responsibility within SGA are important to him. Act on that then, and Zuniga and the SGA appropriations committee should provide reasoning behind their decisions and transparency into the process. It’s our student activity fee, we should see the reason it’s divided as such.

major, these issues and internal conflicts are all too familiar and commonplace. Professor lampl, who instructs my “iPod to IMAX” class, stated that “the great thing about college used to be selfdiscovery and experimenting with class selection. now there is so much pressure from everyone to declare a major right off the bat.” Did Michelangelo walk into the Sistine Chapel attempting to immortalize himself through one of the most beautiful works of art the world has seen? no, he did not. Did FDR go into his first

term of Presidency expecting to be President for 16 consecutive years? No. Did Alice Paul know that is was going to take starving herself to the brink of death just to get the 19th Amendment, which allows for women’s suffrage, passed? no, she did not. The fact of the matter is that brilliance and greatness cannot be premeditated. Those of us who are prepared and seize every opportunity are the only ones that will eventually stumble upon greatness.


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February 16 , 2012• A13

A Call for the Creation of New School Clubs on Campus By Ronnie O’Leary COluMnIST

Election season is in full swing, and every political group is trying to promote its candidates. As with every election, people with a wide range of political views are anxious to have their voices heard. It is essential that Hofstra presents a variety of opinions so that every political view can be heard. There are already many political clubs including the Hofstra Republicans, the Hofstra libertarians, and the Progressive Student union, and in a couple of weeks, there will also be a

club for Democrats. It is not difficult to start a new club. According to Hofstra.edu, a person need only complete the required paperwork, find ten members, and attend a rules meeting. Any students with new ideas can put them in to action, but there is more to the equation. In order to promote their ideas, clubs need funding from the Student Government Association. Even this is not too hard; the club needs to submit a constitution and a roster of all members, and they must carry out elections according to their constitution, as

stated by Hofstra.edu. I talked to David Zuniga, the president of SGA, in order to find

“To promote their ideas, clubs need funding from SGA.” out how they allocate money to the clubs. SGA allocates money based on the clubs’ level of involvement on campus, as well

as the events the club would like to hold. The clubs present SGA with a budget for the academic year, and SGA then decides how much money to provide. SGA must also consider university policy, such as limits on event funding, when making its decisions. Some people might think that since we should represent as many views as possible, every club should receive a certain amount of money, but SGA uses the same criteria for determining how much money will be appropriated for each club. I think that SGA’s method of providing

money is reasonable. Because they only have so much money to allocate, they naturally want to ensure that every dollar allocated will be put to good use. In conclusion, these elections are extremely important because they can impact our everyday lives. Hofstra needs a wide variety of political groups in order for any meaningful debates to take place. Furthermore, as long as every group has an opportunity to form its own club, SGA’s method of allocating funds is fair and balanced.

Nuclear Warheads and UN Battle over Useless Sanctions

Illustration by Isobel Stanton

By Miles Bett COluMnIST

While much of the country is focusing on the Republican primaries or the escalating violence in Syria, there is another news story that is, to me, more important: Iran’s attempts to develop a nuclear bomb. This is, of course, an incredibly alarming possibility and a truly terrifying situation if it comes to pass, and for more reasons than one. It is also an incredibly difficult situation to handle. Many in the West, as well as

the Middle East, believe that Iran is attempting to build a nuclear warhead. Why? Many reasons. My particular favorite is the power it brings. It would be foolish to

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literally and figuratively on fire.”

send it speeding across borders into neighboring countries like Israel, for example. That would

simply incite a war. They are doing this to become much like north Korea. let me explain: any nation in the possession of a nuclear warhead becomes untouchable. It is the supreme safeguard against military action. That is one reason north Korea has been left alone; it’s an unstable nuclear power. There lies the dilemma. If such technology fell into the hands of such an unstable government, there is very little that any outside force can do. Again, look at South Korea in relation to the north. The world

at large would be restrained in its ability to act in regards to Iran. So what can be done to resolve such a situation? A lot, or nothing, depending upon how you choose to view it. There is, of course, military action, which is unwise, at best. Obama is still pulling troops out of the Middle East. There is no appetite to dive back into that region of the world, or any other region for that matter. The only nation that seems to be seriously thinking of military action is Israel. What is left? Economic sanctions? Those work wonders unless the government has the power to shut off a fifth of the world’s oil supply. The Strait of Hormuz sees about 1/5th of the world’s oil pass through it. Were Tehran to close it, which it has threatened to do, much of the world would find itself in a very difficult situation. The only way to guarantee that it remains open would be either military action or leaving Iran alone - two options that are impossible, yet unavoidable. The un, having just passed a new set of sanctions in an

attempt to starve the programs, is nearing a point where it must come down on one side of the fence or the other. The real worry is that Iran will stop just shy of completing the program. That leaves the West and much of the rest of the world in a position of not being able to act, yet desperate to do so. In such a situation, there would be no justification for military action, yet were it to be tried, it could prove disastrous. The un’s economic sanctions won’t go into effect for several more months, but it is already clear that it may only delay the program, not stop it entirely. What can Obama and the other world leaders do about the situation? north Korea is fairly isolated where it is; Iran is not. Were such a nation to become a nuclear power, others, such as Saudi Arabia, have promised to follow suit, adding more fuel to a region of the world that is literally and figuratively on fire. Let us hope that this time around, wiser heads prevail.

The views and opinions expressed in Op-Ed section are those of the authors of the articles. They are not a reflection of the views and are not endorsed by The Chronicle or its staff. The Chronicle does not discriminate its articles based on the opinions of the author.


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Binghamton hands wrestling third straight loss By Danny Lovi STAFF WRITER

Despite controlling the match early, the Hofstra wrestling team could not sustain momentum, falling to Binghamton Sunday afternoon 24-12. The Pride was looking to recapture some steam after losing to third-ranked Cornell and ninth-ranked Pittsburgh last week, but could not capitalize on the strong start. Junior Steve Bonanno, wrestling at 125 pounds, provided a strong start for Hofstra, beating Derek Steeley 10-5. The lead was short-lived, as sophomore Jamie Franco, wrestling at 133 pounds, was upset by Binghamton’s Patrick Hunter. Hofstra was able to regain the lead when sophomore Luke Vaith defeated Joe Bonaldi 6-1, but that would be the last time the Pride would be ahead. Led by fourth-ranked Donnie Vinson, Binghamton was able to beat Hofstra on three straight decisions, making the deficit extremely hard to overcome. “We knew coming in here, these guys would be tough,” said Bonanno. “They extend points and you can’t count them out.” “They got into the tough part of their lineup with Vinson, Lister and Kaylor,” said head coach Rob Anspach. “We knew those guys were pretty good, but I don’t think we wrestled very well. We gave up bonus points, and in a match when on paper it’s supposed to be 5-5 or 6-4, you just can’t give up bonus points.” Hofstra ended Binghamton’s run when senior P.J. Gillespie,

who was wrestling up a weight at 174, defeated Caleb Wallace 9-2. Senior Ben Clymer then beat Nate Schiedel at 184 to bring Hofstra within three but the Pride lost the last two matches, with sophomore Tim Murphy falling to Cody Reed at 197, and junior Paul Snyder losing to Nick Gwiazdowski at 285. Hofstra looked a little tentative on the mat, a pattern that has seemed to develop over the last three matches. “We’ve been very defensive the last couple matches,” said Anspach. “We have to get back to where we were at the beginning of the year, attacking and really going after it. If we do that, we’re going to be ok.” “If you’re wrestling defensive, the other guy has more of a chance,” said Murphy. “If you concentrate on scoring points, the match usually goes in your favor.” Hofstra has only two matches left before the CAA championships, and is looking to get back to its winning ways, hitting the road to face Rider on Thursday and Columbia on Sunday. This loss leaves the team with a bitter taste in its mouth, but Hofstra cannot focus on the negatives. “You can sulk about it for a couple hours,” said Bonanno. “But the next day you got to bounce back. We have to be ready to go at it, and fix what we did wrong.” “We’ll be seeing a lot of the Binghamton guys again in the CAA tournament,” said Murphy. “We have a lot to work on and a lot to look forward to.”

Above: Senior P.J. Gillespie on his way to victory against Binghamton’s Caleb Wallace. Below: Senior Ben Clymer in a close match against Binghamton’s Nathan Schidel.

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New names and a tough road faces men’s lacrosse By John Iadevaia Special to The Chronicle

Don’t be surprised if you spot a few hard hats around Shuart Stadium this spring. The Hofstra men’s lacrosse team will be a work in progress this season as it looks for its fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Gone is the entire attack line of Jay Card, Jamie Lincoln, and Stephen Bentz, the entire defensive midfield of Stephen DeNapoli, Tim Holman, and Adam Mojica, and the 2011 CAA Defender of the Year in Mike Skudin. Sixth-year head coach Tierney has some big holes to fill in the lineup, but the roster is loaded with returning veterans and raw talent waiting to be utilized.

STRENGTHS Offensive Midfield Hofstra’s midfield will be in competition all season to see who can step up and succeed. It is the deepest unit with talented players ready to contribute. Steve Serling returns for a rare sixth year following a spleen

injury last season. Serling makes good passes and has the ability to finish. Junior Ian Braddish stepped up in Serling’s absence, as the West Islip native is an effective dodger. He tallied 16 goals, 17 assists and earned All-CAA First Team honors. Adrian Sorichetti (12 goals in 2011) is a sniper from whom the coaching staff wants more offensive production. Sophomore Stephen DiGiovanni had a good fall and pre-season. His long-range shot will come in handy if offensive penetration is lacking. Junior Aaron Jones has improved his game in all aspects, while Jacksonville transfer Rob Moore brings his size and athleticism to the field. Newcomer John Reicheter has seen time on the second/third unit, while fellow freshman Korey Hendrickson, Steve Romano, and Mike Malave push for playing time. Tyler Johnston, a transfer from Georgetown and two-time All-American at Ridley High School is also in the mix to grab some playing time.

Defense The no-name defense remains mostly intact minus one big piece in Mike Skudin. Not only a physical defender, Skudin more importantly helped develop and lead the defense. He was usually assigned to an opposing team’s top scorer. Last season under assistant coach Kevin Unterstein, the Pride’s backfield began to gain recognition as a solid unit (6.08 goals against per game). With the addition of new assistant coach JP Brazel, a former Hofstra goaltender and coach with Delaware last year, Hofstra’s defense has a solid foundation. Juniors Cody Solaja and sophomore Corey Caputo return to the starting line-up as junior Mark Mullen is the likely third starter, with classmate Michael Hamilton as the fourth long pole in the rotation. Solaja was a pre-season AllAmerican and is well-balanced defender. Caputo compliments him with speed and aggression, while Mullen brings size and strength to the field.

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WEAKNESSES Attack Card, Lincoln and Bentz accounted for 81 goals and 42 assists last year. Now the coaching staff must lay the foundation for a new era of Hofstra attackers. “The attack position is the one area where we have some uncertainty,” Tierney said in an interview with GoHofstra.com. “As a staff, we have discussed the personnel frequently and we enjoy the competition that is there. But we are going to be different on attack than we have been in the past.” The unit of first-time starters consists of sophomores Lance Yapor & Torin Varn. Yapor, a high school All-American, had a coming out party in the Warrior Classic against UMass last year. Look for Yapor to do most of his attacking from behind the cage. Varn, also a high school AllAmerican, plays well around the crease. Senior Mike DeNapoli is a strong outside shooter, but has only seen time on the extra man unit. Junior Drew Coholan is a converted midfielder who will be used for his lefty shot. Do not count out freshman Tyler Begley, a three time All-Suffolk County player from East Islip, sophomore Graham Horvath, and Navy transfer Ryan O’Leary.

Defensive Midfield This might be the toughest unit to replace. Long pole midfielder Adam Mojica, and short stick defensive midfielders Tim Holman

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and Steven DeNapoli, brought aggressiveness and a workmanlike attitude to shutting down the opposition’s offensive midfielders. What made the defense a solid group was that the unit stayed on their assignments. This allowed the long pole defenders to focus on erasing the threats on the attack line. Accurate double teams, good rotations, and goaltending made the Pride defense tough to crack. The short stick players will be AJ Leary, Zach Pall, Anthony Zappone, with possible chances for Korey Hendrickson. The coaches have also worked with the offensive middies to play short stick defense. Cole Kesterer, wearing number 27 this year in honor of the late Nick Colleluori, will play long stick midfield, along with Rob Bellairs, a converted goaltender with great athletic ability. Freshman Ryan Reilly and Guliano Bove are also available should Tierney have to look for fresh faces.

Leadership and Experience Raw talent litters the roster and there is no shortage of hardworking players. It is the lack of game experience, with most of these players taking the field together for the first time, which will play a factor early in the season. There has been 419 career games of experience has been lost from graduating seniors this year. Hofstra’s defense is the most experienced part of the team. On offense, the entire attack is new. The team needs to find its role players as quick as possible. Serling brings the experience of a hardnosed veteran while Braddish and Sorichetti could be asked to become leaders if they each play on different midfield lines.

File Photo/The Chronicle The number 27, formerly worn by Steve DeNapoli, pictured above, in honor of Nick Colleluori will be worn by senior Cole Koesterer.

Schedule Hofstra’s 2012 schedule can be summed up in two words: Road warriors. Other than Notre Dame on March 10, most of Hofstra’s big games are in hostile territory. Ivy League road trips to Princeton and Harvard toward the end of February lead into a chaotic CAA conference schedule that begins later in March. The regular season finishes on a three-game road trip against North Carolina, UMass, and Penn State, three premier lacrosse programs. File Photo/The Chronicle Junior midfielder John Antoniades (42) is Hofstra’s face-off threat.


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Fresh start going sour as Hofstra drops fourth straight Men’s basketball starts February 1-4, near bottom of CAA after 71-57 loss to Delaware By Joe Pantorno SPORTS EDITOR

Heading into February, head coach Mo Cassara declared the season to be a clean slate for his team. After a win against Towson on the first of the month, it looked like there might be something special brewing at the Mack as the schedule wound down towards March. Fast forward 13 days and things could not be more different. Hofstra (8-20, 2-14 CAA) dropped its fourth in a row, this time to Delaware at home on Wednesday night. After senior guard Mike Moore, who had 16 points on the night, hit a three-pointer to give Hofstra its first and only lead at 50-49 with 8:02 left in the game, Delaware (14-12, 10-6 CAA) finished the game on a 22-6 run as the Pride, yet again, is looking for answers on how to finish games down the stretch. “We take a one-point lead with eight minutes left and we miss a couple opportunities to take a lead and get ahead,” said Cassara. “We missed a couple of easy shots and the wheels started to come off and that’s kind of been the story for us all year.” “Six, seven minutes left in the game we’ve been in every game or ahead and we just can’t seem to finish.” Moore, who has failed to reach the 20-point plateau during the Pride’s four-game skid thought his team was in good position down the stretch. “They weren’t falling for me a lot today, but [Stevie Mejia] found me and they went down and I thought the momentum had shifted at the time but we were unable to close it out,” Moore said. Delaware had the hot hand early; storming out to an 18-6 lead in the game’s first eight minutes, but Hofstra did well to battle back. The Blue Hens did well to utilize junior forward Jamelle Hagins down low who used his strength and his ability

to finish down low to put up some big numbers. Hagins recorded 14 points and 18 rebounds on the night, to go along with four blocked shots. “He [Hagins] is tough,” said Cassara. “We doubled him a few times pretty well and he kicked it out and forced a guy to shoot the ball and they made some shots and that’s a part of gambling and playing a real powerful, big guy in the front court.” Along with a talented opponent, Cassara thought his team put itself in a bad position by struggling early. “I thought we played poorly out of the gate,” said Cassara. “We didn’t have the energy and the focus we needed to compete tonight and then we found a way to battle all the way back.” In order to get back into the game early, and with Moore struggling early, junior guard Stevie Mejia stepped up and had his best shooting half of the season, going 3-5 from the field, sinking two three-pointers while recording eight points. Mejia finished the game with 10 points and two assists. “I’m feeling fine and trying to be a leader out there,” said Mejia. “We’re just one win away from feeling good about ourselves.” It was field goal shooting again that caused problems for the Pride as the game progressed. While Delaware shot 45.1 percent in the game, Hofstra dropped from 9-26 (34.6 percent) in the first half, to 7-31 (22.6 percent) in the second. Hofstra was dealt with some bad news before the game when it was revealed that junior forward David Imes would be out for the remainder of the season with an injury. Despite one of Hofstra’s leading rebounders out, the Pride’s rebounding margin was at -1 against a larger, more physical Delaware side. “We’re one win away from getting a little confidence,” said Cassara. “And then we can try to string a couple of wins together.” Hofstra is next in action in the ESPN Bracketbuster against Siena on Saturday afternoon.

“We’re just one win away from feeling good about ourselves.”

Junior guard Stevie Mejia (3) looks to find the open lane.

Junior guard Matt Grogan (4) drives to the basket in Hofstra’s 71-57 loss.

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Pride bounces back at Mason By Joe Pantorno SPORTS EDITOR

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Senior guard Candice Bellocchio (10) scored her 1,000th career point against George Mason.

Though the protagonist of the story did not notice, with moments left in the game against VCU, senior guard Candice Bellocchio was two points away from scoring her 1,000th career point. “I didn’t know I needed two points,” said Bellocchio. “I had no idea. People had been telling me up close but I was not listening and not wanting to know how close I was because that’s the type of person I am.” She had the ball in her hands with time winding down and missed a lay-up, to the delight of her teammates. “Everybody told me that they were freaking out when coach was running plays for me,” said Bellocchio. “They were kind of happy when I missed that lay-up. They wanted me to score it in a better game, in a game we won.” Instead, her first basket in Hofstra’s 82-70 win over George Mason on Sunday hit the milestone as the Pride (17-7, 9-4 CAA) ended its two game losing streak. “I think it’s kind of cool because as a point guard it’s not really my main focus,” said Bellocchio.

“Just to have an accomplishment like that under my belt is kind of cool.” “That’s how you play Hofstra basketball,” said head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey. “I’d rather have 1,000 assists, but I’ll take 1,000 points,” she added. The fifthyear senior also tied the school record of playing in 126 games in her career, drawing even with Cigi McCollin, who played from 2002-2007. “They’ve been joking with me about being in the program for so long,” said Bellocchio. “If any record should be broken it should be that.” In that instance KilburnSteveskey leaned over and asked, “Are you talking about the grandmother clause?” in reference to Bellocchio’s time here at Hofstra. Bellocchio recorded eight points which supported the big game from junior forward Shante Evans, who scored 28 points “It was bizarre because this was a Mason team that had just whipped VCU severely not too long ago,” said KilburnSteveskey. “We haven’t had great success in that gym [Patriot Center] and it’s just interesting.”

Sunday also saw the return of sophomore guard Katelyn Loper who was sidelined with a concussion. “It was like a huge cloud was lifted off our shoulders,” said Kilburn-Steveskey of Loper’s return. “The Mason game was just a getting my feet back in the water kind of thing,” said Loper. “But I am completely here, I am Katelyn Loper again.” Hofstra’s shooting was much improved shooting almost 50 percent from the floor at 31-63 against George Mason (12-12, 6-7 CAA). Along with three steals, Hofstra’s defensive motor, junior forward Candace Bond, had 13 points and eight rebounds which led a team that was outrebounded 53-38. Hofstra is next in action Thursday, as it welcomes CAA leader and no. 10 nationally ranked Delaware to the Mack at 7 p.m.

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Senior guard Mike Moore (23) loses the ball to Delaware’s Devon Saddler (10).

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Huge second half drives VCU past Hofstra By Joe Pantorno SPORTS EDITOR

Hofstra has based its team around a strong offense and is very succeptible to difficulties when that offense sputters. That was the case last Thursday as the Pride (16-7, 8-4 CAA) dropped its second straight game in a 76-60 loss to VCU. “We didn’t play Hofstra basketball,” said head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey. “It’s just unfortunate because we know how good we really are.” Going into the game, the main focus defensively for Hofstra was on VCU forward Courtney Hurt and guard Andrea Barbour. Hurt ranks second in the conference in points per game (22.0) and leads the nation in rebounding (12.9 rpg.). Through the first half, everything was going to plan. Both Hurt and Barbour had five points apiece for the Rams (14-9, 7-5

CAA) and Hofstra had a three point lead going into halftime despite a lack of offensive output. “We had a great first half,” said Kilburn-Steveskey. “And even though it was a great first half we could have been up 13 or 16 very easily and it was that testing waters and we realized that we could stay with them and beat them but then all of a sudden the shift of the tide goes the other way.” The second half was not as kind to Hofstra as Hurt and Barbour woke up in dynamic fashion. Hurt scored 15 points and nine rebounds in the final 20 minutes, finishing with 20 and 15. Barbour scored 21 points in the second half, finishing with 26. “It’s crazy. You need to do what you need to do in the first half and yes, they’re great players and they’re going to come at you, and it was frustrating to see that

we did not maintain that consistency in the second half,” said Kilburn-Steveskey. “It’s tough when we know we can defend them.” Hurt and VCU’s ability to outrebound Hofstra might have been due to senior forward Marie Malone getting into foul trouble. One of Hofstra’s defensive staples down low was limited to just 13 minutes of play. Hofstra continued its shooting struggles from the field, going 22-71 (31 percent) and could not keep up with VCU’s second half surge. The Rams scored more than double its first half output, pouring in 51 points in the second half. “We didn’t shoot the ball well and we’ve been down that road before,” said Kilburn-Steveskey. “It is very frustrating.” Hofstra’s leading scorer, junior forward Shante Evans, was held to 13 points, a team high.

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