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The New Haven Police Department has seen a rise in crime within the city since late August, the precise time that students returned to Quinnipiac. This rise in crime has occurred primarily in the city’s entertainment district, which is often visited by Quinnipiac students because of the area’s well-known clubs and nightlife. The district has had one murder, three assaults with firearms, two aggravated assaults and 45 robberies, 17 of which were at gunpoint, according to statistics from the Public Safety Department. Vandalism, threats and narcotic violations have also increased. Early in the morning on Saturday, Sept. 14, two people were shot near the Empire Nightclub on the corner of Church Street and Crown Street, according to Public Safety. The victims
Two people were shot on the corner of Church Street and Crown Street in the early morning of Sept. 14. Gunshots were also fired on the corner of George Street and College Street that same night. The violence was close to popular student destinations like the Empire Nightclub, Toad’s Place and Pulse Nightclub.
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Droogie’s comes to Whitney
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Students all over campus are also looking forward to the new Droogie’s location opening. “I love ordering Droogie’s but it always takes forever,” sophomore Robert Dery said. “Now that it will be closer, it won’t take as long to get here.” Sophomore Justin Kody lit up after hearing that his preferred place to order food is moving closer to campus. “I’m really excited about the new location,” Kody said. “Droogie’s is my favorite wing hut in
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town and now I will be able to walk there with my friends.” Drougas said the new location is not the only new addition. Droogie’s is also extending its hours in order to meet students’ needs. It will now be open until 3 a.m. on the weekends. In addition, Droogie’s is introducing online ordering. “It will be easier for students to order online and they can customize what they want,” Drougas said. Quinnipiac students bring in a great deal of revenue to the busi-
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Droogie’s Pizza will close its North Haven location this Saturday and will move to a new location on Whitney Avenue this October.
As the university community grows and diversifies, local businesses find themselves specializing menu options and exploiting trends in the Quinnipiac populace to increase revenue. Droogie’s Pizza is moving locations, hoping that it will become even more popular as it tries to meet the needs of students. The current location in North Haven will close Saturday and the new location will open the second week in October. While Droogies is currently nearly three-and-a-half miles away, the new location is less than a half mile from campus, and will be located at 3500 Whitney Ave., next to The People’s Bank. Droggie’s Pizza’s relocation was due to the North Haven’s plaza owner’s decision to put a bank in Droogie’s place, according to part owner of Droogie’s Peter Drougas. “We were basically forced to move out, but it was actually a blessing in disguise because we always have wanted to be closer to Quinnipiac,” Drougas said. “It is going to be busier, it is going to be easier for us to cater to Quinnipiac, especially with faster delivery times.”
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On Sept. 15, the Yale Police received a report a Yale undergraduate student allegedly assaulted a Quinnipiac undergraduate student on the Yale campus early that morning, according to a message from Chief of Yale Police Ronnell Higgins. The two were acquaintances. The Yale Police are heading the investigation, but Public Safety can provide any information necessary to aid the Yale Police, Director of Investigations and Administrative Services Don Distefano said. The university is also helping the victim in compliance with its Title IX Discrimination and Harassment Policy. This is a protocol designed to ensure the well-being of victims of sexual assault and to investigate the case. Reports of sexual harassment, sexual assault, partner violence and stalking all fall under the Title IX Discrimination and Harassment Policy, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Sean Kalagher said. This alleged sexual assault did not happen on campus, but because it involved a Quinnipiac student, the policy is initiated. If a visitor sexually assaults a Quinnipiac student, the university can ban the non-student from coming to campus. The university also investigates if a non-student reports that a Quinnipiac student assaulted him or her. “We would investigate it no differently because we have an obligation to the community to investigate it,” Kalagher said. “Just because the victim’s not a student doesn’t mean that it couldn’t impact our student body.” Last academic year, there were 14 investigations through the Title IX Discrimination and Harassment Policy, Kalagher said. “It’s not that there’s an increase in sexual assaults,” Distefano said. “I would say that always stays about the same year to year and we all know that many of them are never reported, but one of the benefits of having a very active Title IX policy is that students feel more comfortable to come forward and report to the university.” This policy was first implemented last year, after the U.S Department of Education released new guidelines in 2011 for how universities should deal with sexual misconduct, Kalagher said. Quinnipiac
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ness, according to Drougas. Droogie’s is not the only local business thriving from Quinnipiac students. Ray and Mike’s Deli is another common dining attraction where students can be found. Ray George is the owner of Ray and Mike’s and has been with his business for 16 years. He says his business has seen the growth of the school firsthand. Just as Drougas is doing, George says that over the years he has learned to satisfy the needs of See whitney Page 5
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Students speak up on Syria “I do have family living in Syria. The people over in Syria tell me that it is really bad; the war is going on every day, thousands of children are getting killed every day. I’m so depressed because of it and because it is my family who is over there and we can’t get any contact with them.” -Sara Olyaei
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Terrorists attack Kenya
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The Westgate Mall in Nairobi was overtaken by Al-Qaeda linked terrorists midday Saturday, according to CNN. Sixty-two people have been pronounced dead by the Kenyan Red Cross and another 175 injured. The attacking group, Al-Shabaab, is a militant group that wants to create an Islamic state in Somalia, a neighboring state that Kenyan military pushed into in 2011. Three Americans, two people from Somalia, a Canadian, a Finland citizen, a Kenyan and a person from the United Kingdom are allegedly involved. Secretary of State John Kerry promised a further investigation.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out on the record saying that she is thinking of running for office in 2016, NBC News reported. Clinton is already backed by a vast number of party leaders, including Nancy Pelosi of California. In addition, many of her former staffers from the state department say she qualifies. Although the decision is anything but finalized, her statements about running are crucial.
Following the Navy Yard shooting, the issue of gun control is back in headlines. At the memorial service for the 12 people killed, President Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass stricter laws pertaining to gun control, according to NBC News. Obama again reminded listeners of the Aurora and Sandy Hook shootings and how the people of the U.S. have felt this way too often. He says Americans cannot accept this being the “new normal.” Wayne LaPierre of the NRA feels the nation needs better security and not new laws. In addition LaPierre believes the nation’s mental health is breaking down. Obama called for a review of security measures in military related facilities.
In last week’s edition of The Chronicle, the piece entitled “Miss America winner faces racist comments” referred to the Muslim religion as a race. This has been corrected in the online version of the article. The Chronicle sincerely apologizes for this error. Thank you to the readers who brought this to our attention.
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Study abroad program offers opportunities By Nicole Hanson and Susan Riello
With more than 100 destinations available, the study abroad program offers many diverse learning opportunities to students of any major. While students who study abroad will mainly complete credits for their UC electives, the Global Education department allows students from various schools to receive credits for courses directly related to their majors. “We are working closely with the departments to offer more courses to students specific to their majors while they are abroad, but save your UC elective credits,” Director of Global Education Andrea Hogan said. Whether it be a semester long or short-term program, students have the option to travel to Asia, Africa, South America, Europe or Oceania. Over the past few weeks, there have been country-specific information sessions for areas in Europe, the United Kingdom and Latin America. Though students who plan to study abroad in the winter or spring semester must attend these meetings, all students are encouraged to learn more about education abroad. Aside from the country-specific information sessions that will be happening throughout the next two weeks, Hogan said students have other opportunities to learn about education abroad. Students can visit the Global Education’s office, the Education Abroad portal on MyQ and the Global Student Ambassadors program where students who have studied abroad share their experiences. “Health science and nursing students can complete some of their science credits in Ireland and Australia, while business and communications majors can take some of their required courses in places like London and
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Ireland,” Hogan said. Senior Christine Fletcher studied abroad last semester in Spain, where she was able to take classes that counted towards her program of study. “Since I am a Spanish major, it made the most sense for me to go to Spain,” Fletcher said. “All of the classes I took fulfilled my major requirements, so it kept me right on track to graduate on time.” Fletcher took two online education classes through Quinnipiac, and three other classes through the University of Seville in Seville, Spain. Sophomore Tiffany Ruiz, a health science major pursuing physical therapy, applied to the program at University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia for the spring 2014 semester. “I have loved travelling ever since I was very young,” Ruiz said. “One of my goals in life is to actually visit every continent, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so.” According to Hogan, many students, like Fletcher and Ruiz, opt to study in Europe, Australia, Ireland or the United Kingdom. While planning to study abroad, Hogan said students will gain a new sense of independence by simply applying to the program. The deadline for students who wish to study abroad in the winter or spring 2014 semesters is Oct. 15, while the GPA waiver deadline is Oct. 1. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to study abroad, but they can apply for a GPA waiver if they have between a 2.7 and 2.99 GPA. Although the application process is lengthy, the experience is very valuable, according to Hogan.
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With spearheaded anti-bullying campaigns, the United States has been advocating the fight against bullying over the past few years, and two Quinnipiac students in particular have taken special interest in these efforts. Long Island natives, sophomore Dylan House and sophomore Michael Graziano teamed up with seven others, including Graziano’s cousin, Joseph Salamone, to create The Long Island Coalition against Bullying, an organization established to increase awareness of bullying throughout the Long Island area. With their recent stamp as a foundation, the coalition looks to host events around the area to raise money, gain supporters and volunteers. “What we want to donate [the money] to programs in elementary schools along Long Island so that we could [assist] their anti-bullying programs,” Graziano said. The organization was also created in efforts to offer therapeutic venues for children who have experienced bullying but cannot necessarily afford to seek help elsewhere. “We wanted to start on Long Island specifically for the bullying issue on Long Island because we wanted to start out small so that we could really have an impact,” said Graziano, the organization’s deputy executive officer. The idea stemmed from Salamone, the coalition’s executive director, who encountered an incident of bullying at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y. There, he witnessed a mentally challenged young man being bullied by a small group of relentless children. “[Salamone] just realized that he had to do something about this and that’s kind of where it sparked,” Graziano said.
Ever since this encounter, the coalition’s executive board was formed. The executive board of eight members is comprised of teachers, students and managers of different backgrounds and different experiences with children and bullying, according to House, a trustee of the corporation and media affairs delegate. While the corporation is still in its early stages, the members have been working diligently to spread the word and widely establish the coalition. The coalition has just been established and legally documented by the State of New York as a non-profit organization. The coalition also hopes to be tax exempt by the end of October. The two have been apprehensive towards bringing the cause to Quinnipiac, uncertain of the students’ reactions to it being a Long Island based corporation. Yet, awareness is not limited to the Long Island community, Graziano said, and they welcome any support and hope to gain a following here on campus. The LICAB is also hoping to produce its own statistics and distribute them amongst the schools where the affiliated teachers work. “We want to bring something back home to Long Island where we were born and raised, so we can see how it’s effecting [the area],” House said. House is working on fully launching their website, LICAB.org, which currently accepts basic contact information, but is still under construction. House hopes the coalition will grow. “I started out thinking this was going to be a small impact, but as we keep progressing, I think this is going to be a well-known thing on Long Island,” he said. “Even if we help one person, that would just be a life changing goal in my mind.”
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Hall Wars approaches Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Hall Wars is this Sunday, Sept. 29, on the Quad at 12:30 p.m. Freshmen and sophomore teams can participate with an RA for free, but are encouraged to donate $10. Sigma Phi Epsilon is also holding a raffle all week at the Carl Hansen Student Center tables with prizes such as a signed baseball from Derek Jeter and a custom Quinnipiac bicycle. All proceeds will go to AIDS Project New Haven. –J. Perkins
Residential Life’s Diversity Week This week is the Department of Residential Life’s Diversity Week. Today at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., students can take a tour of the Albert Schweitzer Institute. Tonight at 7, sociology professor Don Sawyer will discuss “The Differences That Makes us Unique” in upper Ledges second floor lounge. On Thursday at 7 p.m., students can attend the “Meaning of Colors” event to tie dye shirts at the Rocky Top Student Center. Friday at 2 p.m., students can practice Spanish at the Hola Café in the Carl Hansen Student Center. – J. Perkins
Montage Writer’s Series Students can sign up to read their short stories and poems at the first Montage Writer’s Series on Tuesday Oct. 1. The event will be located in Carl Hansen Student Center room 119 at 6 p.m. – J. Perkins
Free Yoga Classes The university will be offering free yoga classes to students and the public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 6 and Oct 13. Physical therapy major and level one certified yoga instructor Ellen Lepore will teach the classes. The classes will be held outside the Albert Schweitzer Institute and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel. – J. Perkins
Expert in health law given new position The university named Leonard Dwarica director of the School of Law’s Center for Health and Law Policy. In this position, Dwarica will work to build a relationship between law and medical students. Dwarica was the distinguished practitioner in residence of health law since 2010 and an adjunct law professor from 2001 to 2004 and 2008 to 2010. – J. Perkins
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Best Buddies dance the night away By Adelia Couser Contributing Writer
Students and the Board of Directors for Best Buddies Connecticut danced the night away at the Best Buddies dance on Sept. 20 to kick off the year. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that works with individuals with intellectual disabilities. “We pair up college students with intellectually challenged individuals [‘buddies’] in the local community,” said senior Caroline Cadigan, the co-chair of the club and an eight-year participant. The buddies are between the ages of 18 and 70, and there are 22 buddies working with more than 100 students in the club. Club cochairs Cadigan and junior Courtney Montferret work to organize events for the students and their buddies. Best Buddies is an international organization with chapters in all 50 states and six continents. There are 46 chapters in Connecticut in 36 middle schools, high schools and colleges. The central office for Quinnipiac’s chapter is located in New Haven. “The purpose of this event is to try to unite all the chapters in
Best Buddies, an organization that pairs students with disabled individuals, held a dance last Friday. the state,” Cadigan said, adding that 15 chapters attended Friday’s dance. “It’s also a kick-off event for our Friendship Walk, which is the biggest fundraiser.” The Friendship Walk, a 5k walk that both buddies and students participate in, will take place on Oct. 28 and will include music and dancing. Best Buddies member and senior Kerry Gilson said dancing
was her favorite part of the event. “It’s a great way for everyone in the club to meet each other,” she said. “Best Buddies is great; there are so many great events. It’s one of my favorite clubs on campus.” Fellow club member Melanie Powers also praised the event. “The events are always fun; they’re very upbeat, and the Best Buddies dance is wonderful,” she said.
Powers said the club is a “great opportunity” for students to bond with others in addition to opening their eyes and appreciating what they have. “Best Buddies spreads the mission of inclusion,” Cadigan said. “Everyone has many abilities and disabilities, and everyone needs a friend. That’s the message we try to send.”
iOS 7 slows BobcatNet By JULIA PERKINS News Editor
When Apple released the iOS 7 upgrade on Sept. 18, students rushed to download it onto their iPhones. An estimated 15,000 devices were upgraded to the iOS 7 on campus last week, causing BobcatNet to slow down, according to Information Security Officer Brian Kelly. According to Kelly, the activity on BobcatNet is usually consistent and predictable. Yet, when a large number of students tried to upgrade to the iOS 7 at once, it created a traffic jam. “You have a limited amount of bandwidth, so how much capacity we have to and from the internet, which is at one gig, which is a pretty good number,” Kelly said. “It’s the equiva-
lent of if you think about how route 10 or Mount Carmel Avenue is on graduation day with traffic. You’ve overrun the campus with 15,000 people. Traffic comes to a halt.” This was a global problem, according to Kelly. “There were reports of businesses, of other universities last Thursday and Friday across the country that were in a similar bind,” he said. “The traffic was impacting them the same way.” Sophomore Nickolas Shaw said that BobcatNet disconnected randomly many times last week. “I think it would have been a little faster to download [the iOS 7] at home,” Shaw said. “I waited a day or two just because I knew the server would be crazy.”
Freshman Ryan Taylor wanted to download the iOS 7 right away because he waited so long for it to be available. “I tried a bunch of times and [the iOS 7] wouldn’t download on my phone so I had to plug it into my computer,” he said. “The internet in our school is so slow. When you watch Netflix there is always a problem.” According to Kelly, the slow connection mainly affected students as they tried to watch television online, rather than go on Blackboard. “What we find a lot of times is that the students are upset that they couldn’t watch ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘Game of Thrones,’” he said. “From an academic standpoint, we had plenty of bandwidth.”
There was little the university could do to immediately fix the situation. “It’s really just riding it out,” Kelly said. “We’re always doing capacity planning and trying to figure out how much do we need for the students and adjust accordingly. It’s not something we can do, it happens on Wednesday, make those adjustments Thursday. It’s something where you need to schedule and buy.” Kelly said that he and his team are here to support the students. “For the vast majority of the time, BobcatNet is sufficient,” Kelly said. “We really want to meet whatever the needs are. We’re always looking at improving it year after year to make it as best as possible.”
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Sexual assault policy ASSAULT from cover number of other colleges across the country then created new plans to meet the Department of Education’s requirements. “Lots of institutions are instituting it in different ways,” Kalagher said. “All the Department of Education says is you have to provide these rights and options to people going through your process. How you do it is up to you, but you need to meet these minimums and these standards.” Yale has been under fire recently for its policy on sexual misconduct. In August, the university released a report which revealed that the University-wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct did not expel students charged with having nonconsensual sex with other students. One student was given a two-semester suspension, one was put on probation and the others
were given written reprimands. On Sept. 9, Yale clarified their policy toward sexual misconduct in a new report, which contained hypothetical situations describing sexual encounters. The report said whether the university would have considered this incident consensual or nonconsensual sex and what the punishment would have been for the accused. At Quinnipiac, the punishments for students accused of having nonconsensual sexual intercourse or nonconsensual contact with someone are more severe than written reprimands. “If someone is found responsible for what we call nonconsensual sexual intercourse, they will be separated from the institution,” Kalagher said. “At the very least a suspension or up to an expulsion, but there is nothing below that.” The university prefers to use the word nonconsensual sexual intercourse, rather than rape, because it has a specific meaning in the criminal statutes, he said.
Public Safety warns students about crime in New Haven CRIME from cover suffered non-life threatening wounds. Later on that Saturday night, gunshots were fired on the corner George Street and College Street. No one was hit by the gunfire. This increase in crime, according to Chief of Public Safety David Barger, is a result of the poor economic times the country is facing. When the economy drops, there is often an increase in property crime, burglaries and larcenies. “The noticeable spike in the crime has been in the area that our students frequent,” Barger said. “That’s what concerns us, the city of New Haven and the New Haven Police Department.” Public Safety officials began to work alongside other schools with students in the area, like Yale Uni-
versity and the University of New Haven, as well as the New Haven Police Department, to take the steps necessary in order to make the area more safe. The New Haven Police Department increased the presence of police officers to deal with the larger student population found in the city on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Approximately 3,000 Quinnipiac students went to New Haven on the first weekend back, Barger said. Public Safety understands that students will continue to go into New Haven on the weekends, despite the crime increase. However, Barger hopes students will be more careful. “I don’t really think that this changes anything,” sophomore Lucas Blom said. “Before I came to school here, I already had heard stories about the dangers of New Haven, and I still go fairly often. When you
think about it, going to any city can be dangerous.” Barger also suggests that students going to the New Haven area travel in groups and avoid confrontations of any kind. Planning approximate departure times from New Haven with roommates back on campus ahead of time is also important, Barger said. If a roommate knows that you said you would be back at 2 a.m., and you are still not back at 4 a.m., they can contact Public Safety. “If you’re going to be down in the entertainment district, know where you are,” Barger said. “Be very, very aware of your surroundings, especially if something happens or if you see something.” Keeping Apple products like iPhones away while walking is also important, Barger said. Apple products have been a common item taken in many of the New Haven robberies.
Hamden businesses change hours and menus for students whitney from cover Quinnipiac students. After seeing an influx of students from New Jersey 11 years ago, George created more “Jersey type” sandwiches, such as Taylor ham. He also created the Chicken Russian sandwich, which
is one of the top-selling sandwiches. Now George says he is adding many Massachusetts-based sandwiches for the many students from that area. Drougas and George both agreed that their businesses flourish during move-in week. Drougas said he sees a decrease in sales during the
months when students are on summer break. George says he believes Quinnipiac students are a majority of his business. In 2012, Ray and Mike’s was voted best off-campus food and Ray and Mike’s is the top place for sales with Q-cash. “As the semester goes on people
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use their meal plans at first but then they run out of meal points kind of quickly and then we get much busier,” George said. He also says he frequently sees faculty members coming in and ordering sandwiches. Ray and Mike’s location is ideal for Quinnipiac students, George said.
“I think there are a lot of people in this immediate area now, especially with all of the people that are living off campus,” George said. “Starting out being here from the beginning people know that we are established and where we are. It is almost like a landmark.”
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Invincibility vs. vulnerability TWEETS OF THE WEEK Darth Vader spotted on the #quinnipiac campus. Probably overseeing the construction of the York Hill Death Star @mattsolomon965 Matt Solomon Sometimes I’ll wonder if the frog emoji was made solely for the purpose of Quinnipiac and Toads. @Brett_Bradanini Brett Bradanini “If you get hit with a golf cart at Quinnipiac you get free tuition” @kbeneditoo Katie Benedito But in other news, Quinnipiac needs to figure out their parking situation bec im too lazy to walk from new roads to the other side of campus @j_slayyy6h Joey Piccolo Seeing as the study lounges close and lock me out, I’m taking that as a sign that Quinnipiac doesn’t want me to study #alrightythen @Rotsen2030 Pat Nestor
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Young adults like to think they’re invin- due to the fact that kids our age think they cible. They think “no way, that would are invincible and that nothing bad could never happen to me.” In the past happen to them. How far will people few weeks there have been five go until they test fate to the point car accidents involving Quinniwhere they are in life and death piac students, making the idea situations? of invincibility dissipate. People are constantly beEvery time people don’t ing told don’t drink and drive. put on a seatbelt, they’re asDon’t text and drive. If that suming that they won’t get is so, why do people keep into a car accident. Meandoing it? In 2011, 9,878 while around 2,700 teens people died from drunk in the United States were driving, and among those killed in 2010 and around people, 66 percent were 282,000 went to the emerdrivers, 27 percent were gency room for injuries people in the car and 7 SARAH HARRIS suffered in motor-vehicle percent were non-occuAssociate Arts & Life Editor accidents, according to the pants, with an average of @sarah_harris7 Centers for Disease Control one person dying in a drunk and Prevention. driving accident every 53 minutes, accordEvery time people don’t use protection ing to the National Highway Traffic Safety during sex they’re thinking, “no I would nev- Administration. er get pregnant.” However, exactly 329,797 Three weekends ago, there were said to be babies were born in 2011 to women aged 15 five car accidents involving Quinnipiac stuto 19 years according to the CDC. dents. Whether they were our friends or not, More incidents have been happening they are part of our community, which should
Sensationalism is not news
Questions that allude to the world around us are posed more and more by professors here at Quinnipiac. Are you paying attention to the world around you? Do you watch the news? Most of the time, they get the same answer: not enough. Take, for example, the conflict happening in Syria. The country that was once fertile plains and high mountains has been enduring a bloody civil war over the past two years, crippling the people who reside there. The nation is at war with itself, as the fighting between government forces and rebels has killed more than 100,000 people. Or even look at the recent shooting that happened at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. last Monday. Aaron Alexis, who was in the Navy Reserve until 2011, entered the area by using his access card as a contractor. He then proceeded to take the lives of 12 people before killing himself. And yet we still find people would rather talk about the latest news surrounding Drake’s new album or Miley Cyrus’ latest stunt for attention. It just doesn’t add up. So why do most students choose to cram
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make us all think twice about the choices we make. Why is that young adults have to learn from their own experiences to realize that maybe they shouldn’t test fate so much? How many times do people hear, “You live and you learn?” The statement may be true, but when it comes to life and death situations, the saying turns around. You learn and you live. You learn from the consequences of other’s actions and you live longer. It’s a shame that people don’t feel others pain. They don’t really understand pain until it happens to them. People can tell people they feel sorry for them, but they won’t ever actually feel the pain they are in until they experience it themselves. But why do people go so far to test fate to the point where they are in hospitals fighting for their lives or to the point where they have caused someone else to be fighting for his or her life? People should take the right precautions to protect themselves, rather than saying, “no, that would never happen to me.” It can happen to you, it can happen to me, because in reality we aren’t invincible.
their heads with the latest celebrity gosObama signed a bill that lowers sip rather than global affairs in the interest rates on college loans. country they live in? Priorities. They Rather than paying 6.8 percent would rather play video games than on loans, students will now face read a newspaper, or watch MTV only 3.4 percent interest rates. rather than the news. It’s a pattern The disturbing thing about this than has been occurring over and is that most college students over again for years. weren’t even aware that it The frightening part is occurred. that some of the students What might be even at Quinnipiac will be enmore alarming is that it tering the real world in is very easy to pay attenless than a year–a world tion to the news. Find a where being able to go-to website and read form and convey a wellthe headlines, follow NICK SOLARI thought argument is an news outlets on Twitter, Associate Sports Editor invaluable skill. In order or even do it the old-fash@ns0lar1 to do so, however, you need to do ioned way and watch the nightly your homework. news on television. (Crazy concept, isn’t it?) It The most common defense you get from takes very little time. a college student is that “it doesn’t affect The lesson is to pay attention to what is me directly.” It is one that is seemingly happening on the news. It makes you a more programmed into every college academic’s well-rounded person and allows you to carry brain. conversations with professionals in an easier The truth is that it can, however. manner. And hey, you might even learn a Over the past summer, President Barack thing or two.
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WISE WORDS FROM AN ALMOST ADULT
How to unplug from social media There are so many social media sites out there in the World Wide Web and it’s easy to get addicted to a majority of them. Everyone has that one friend who Snapchats in the middle of the hallway or how about that one relative that will NOT keep off Facebook? There are now rehab centers for people who cannot get themselves to unplug. There are other sites that help, but there are many that can hurt. Here is a small guide on how to unplug and what to unplug.
original creator that it just becomes a social meme. Not to mention the amount of content on Tumblr will waste more time than you have to do your homework. Yeah, sure, it’s a blog, but how many people do you know that actually have word posts more than 140 characters long? Not many. How to unplug: If you love to blog (with words, that is) get a more substantial account on an actual blog site. Wordpress is great because it has the same type of themes as Tumblr, but without the annoying repeat posts. What to unplug: Snapchat: The amount of times Tumblr: Yes, I love the I collide with another student because Whatshallwecallme blog too, but they are Snapchatting in the hall is riwhen you have a paper due in two diculous. If you can’t stop it, you need ANNA WAGNER hours it’s probably not the best site to drop it. This app does nothing for Staff Writer @AnnaKatWagner to be on. The problem with Tumblr anyone that a text can’t do. is that a large majority of the conHow to unplug: the only tent is constantly being recirculated. Whatever way to quit a snapchat addiction is to stop you see on Tumblr probably is so far from the cold turkey. Delete it and forget it.
What to Use in Moderation:
Facebook: If you are the type of person
who is in a lot of organizations, keep your Facebook profile. All organizations, whether it is a class project or a fraternity, have a better chance of reaching their members if they are all on Facebook. Plus, employers are now looking at your profiles, so it’s probably best you stay on the radar. However, if you are posting inappropriate content, it would probably be best to either delete your account or clean up your act. Pinterest: Maybe you don’t need to decorate your future home just yet, but Pinterest also has very useful tips on other things if you need a design for your resume or even fitness tips. Twitter: Retweeting news, health or other professional Twitter accounts can not only inform you, but also your followers. This is your cyber soapbox, get on it! However, If you are retweeting accounts that have a “Family Guy” character as the avatar or Wizdom, it’s time for you to stop and reevaluate your social media privileges. Instagram: Make your Instagram like a visual Twitter. Post appropriate content that is
original and shows off your personality. Posting selfies in your employer’s bathroom makes you look silly and lazy.
What you should plug in:
Gmail/Google Drive: If you do not
have a Gmail account, get one ASAP. Your Quinnipiac email only lasts two years after you graduate, which means having an active alternative email account is really important. Not to mention, you also have access to Google Drive which will make your life so much easier if you have to work in a group. LinkedIn: LinkedIn is not just for communications majors. If you want a job in the future it is absolutely paramount that you get a LinkedIn. Think of it as a professional Facebook where you connect with future bosses.
Anna Wagner is a senior public relations major who strives not to be a hot mess. Her columns discuss the trials and tribulations of college life with tips and tricks to get you through.
Life off campus
Perks of picking housing in Hamden Around this time last year, I was thinking don’t have to pay to do laundry. Aside from about housing options for my senior year. At paying a cable bill for Comcast, there isn’t first, I wasn’t too concerned with my living much that I don’t like. Living off-campus also arrangements for the following school allows me to get prepared for the real year, because for me it wasn’t a world by managing a budget.The abilpriority. This was until my friends ity to live in a house also allows me told me that I had to decide where to have my mail sent directly to my I wanted to live. So, I looked at address, instead of having to go to my options and decided with the student center for mail. them that we would try to live In regards to Internet and cable, off-campus. After living offwhile my three roommates and I campus for the first few have to pay for the costs, the weeks, I can safely say upside, if there is any, is I made the right decithat we get to choose the sion. package and provider of While many Quinour choice rather than benipiac students may ing subjected to the subthink living off-campar Internet campus propus is too much to ask vides. This ranges from BEN DIAS for, it really isn’t. In choosing the fastest InterAssociate Sports Editor fact, living off-campus net speed and not having @BenDias23 for me tends to feel more like a to worry about the internet shutting home atmosphere. My house features a two down because too many users are logged on to section living room and a full kitchen. There the campus network. is much more space at my house than in my Having my car near my house makes it previous three years living in a residence easily accessible; parking is not a problem. hall and there is much more privacy since This is a big advantage because I can go pretmy roommates and I all have our own bed- ty much anywhere without having to always room. fight for parking on campus. Overall, I love More privacy goes along with fewer dis- how my car is always right next to the house tractions than residence hall life. Other than and I don’t have to travel to the parking garage paying for gas, commuting the short two-min- like I did when I lived on York Hill. Another ute drive to campus and buying groceries at upside, there are no random fire alarms that Stop & Shop, life off-campus is just as good wake you up out of a sound sleep in the wee as York Hill, if not better. hours of the morning. I have the opportunity to buy whatever Don’t get me wrong, I loved living at York food I want and the quality is much better Hill. But for me, I think living off-campus than Chartwells. I like how buying my own gives us a chance to be more real world orientgroceries gives me the chance to eat health- ed. It also teaches us the importance of paying ier. I can pick what I want to eat and choose bills, as well as preparking and cooking meals my own food, instead of having to eat in the ahead of time. So, if you can, try and live offcafeteria. campus at some point during your college caAlso, living off-campus means that you reer. You will not be disappointed.
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By KELLIE MASON Contributing Writer
Autumn has officially arrived. With the days getting shorter and nights getting cooler it’s time to switch out the summer clothing trends and beauty essentials for all things warm and cozy. Sometimes all you want to do is shop until you drop, looking for anything and everything fall, but most of us can’t afford to do that. Here are a few of the musthaves to narrow down your list, and lead you to the stores where you can find them. It may be too early to wear jackets or layers, so sweaters are a go-to. Every closet should have a cashmere sweater. It doesn’t matter the color or style, it just needs to be there. J. Crew has a great line, but if you’re looking for quality and don’t want to break the bank, T.J Maxx and Marshall’s sell some for half the retail price. A well fitted cashmere sweater will be a piece that stays with you long after you graduate.
Every girl needs the perfect cargo jacket for autumn. It is one of those pieces that can top off any outfit. Splurge on the Barbour Beadnell Jacket but if you’re on the typical college budget Urban Outfitters sells an unlined, olive colored surplus jacket for under $60. To top it off, add a pashmina scarf. J. Crew has a wide range of fall scarves as does H&M. It’s important to invest in a great pair of dark wash denim jeans. Urban Outfitters sells BDG jeans that come in different rises and fits. Skinny jeans may never go out of style, and if you add a classic dark wash bootcut to your closet they will polish off any look, for any body type. A splurge would be AG Jeans; the denim is so soft and it feels like an extra layer of skin. You can never go wrong with a good pair of boots. If you’re going to splurge, check out Frye. The brand makes incredibly durable and stylish boots in all different shapes and
sizes. But they can get a little pricey, DSW has a wide variety. Sunglasses can easily complete any outfit and they’re a definite must have in your fall bag. Wayfarers, exaggerated cat’s eyes, and aviators are all in right now, and add a touch of glamour to your look. With the change in seasons it is time to switch out the bright purse or tote for a brown bag, or one in another earthy, neutral tone. Not only can you carry your school supplies, but it also comes in handy for a variety of your other fall necessities. As cold season gets under way, always remember to pack a small hand sanitizer bottle. And because you’ve been constantly washing your hands, pack Bath & Body Works hand cream with a vanilla or pumpkin fragrance. Even though the sun’s UV rays aren’t as strong, wearing an SPF is highly suggested. To keep your face hydrated, I suggest the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. If
you’re looking for something that still primes and perfects your skin but don’t want to break the bank? Maybelline Dream Fresh 2-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfect is great for everyday use. Concealer is a must, especially after those long nights in the library. You want to get one that is a shade lighter than your natural skintone. To keep your lips from getting chapped, Burt’s Bee’s is a quality choice. You could also go for Avon’s Pumpkin Pie, or Chapstick’s moisturizing Vanilla Mint for a seasonal flavor. At times changing nail polish colors can feel like trading in a beloved friend for the newer model. To make the bittersweet transition from the bright pink or coral try a pale pink like Essie’s Mademoiselle. Polished nails really do complete the entire look. As we get further into the season, try Essie’s After School Blazer (navy) or Fishnet Stockings (deep red), or go for a metallic.
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VIEWS ON CAMPUS
Through the eyes of a soccer player By SIMON BROSSIER Contributing Writer
When I asked some of my non-athlete friends what stereotypes behind student athletes were, it did not take them long to figure out an answer that seemed reasonable and somewhat logical to them. As student athletes, we are viewed as the ones on campus who get all types of privileges. College athletes are seen as people who always miss class at least twice a week to play a conference game and as the ones who clearly do not care about academics. In fact, most people think that teachers make our lives easier by not grading our tests as hard as everyone else. What people don’t see is that student athletes actually are students first. We are students first because we need a good GPA in order to be eligible to play. We are students first because we have to make up the assignments and tests we missed while traveling for games. We are students first because we are realistic and know that we have to get a valuable college degree, since only a few of us will become professional athletes. Our work rate on the field translates into the classroom. This is probably why last year, the average GPA for a student athlete was higher than a regular student’s GPA. You might ask me how this is possible. The only thing I will tell you is that we set ourselves challenges that we like to beat. Being a student athlete is far from being easy. Between early morning conditioning sessions, practices during the day, and traveling for games, we also have to find time to go to class, to study, but also to relax and have
a social life. It takes a lot of organization in order to do well both on the field and in the classroom. But our mentality is such that we will always try to do the best we can; it’s the same as how we will always fight for a win, rather than accepting a tie or a loss. We are in a position where everyone knows who we are. One can easily recognize us, either because we’re walking around with our gear on, or because we are struggling to even move with all the bags of ice wrapped around our legs. People know our faces and who we are which means that we have to be role models. We are up early on the weekends to practice, to get better as our job is to represent the school, while everyone else on campus is still sleeping and recovering from a rough night at Toad’s. Our coach always tells us “Respect yourself. But most importantly, respect the program and the school itself, because once you’re gone no one will remember you. The only thing you’ll ever leave behind you is what you did to make Quinnipiac a better place.” Being part of an athletic team puts us in a little bubble that we share with our coaches and teammates. Everyone knows (and sometimes complains) that we are always together as a team. We use this unity as a way to make our community a better place, which is why we often participate in “Positive Play” events, which are designed to encourage our involvement within the community. Our coaches not only want us to succeed athletically, but they also simply want us to succeed in life, which is by far way more important.
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Sophomore Simon Brossier is a defenseman player for the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team.
We understand that we have the privilege to play a sport in college. However, we are all aware that we are students first. Breaking the negative stereotypes is not an easy task.
As much as we try to change them, most of them will change as soon as people start to look closer at who we truly are and what we really do.
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Campus Couture By CAROLINE MOSES
I like to mix statement pieces with affordable pieces for an easygoing but fashionable look. Comfort is always my number one priority though. CAROLINE MOSES/CHRONICLE
T.J. Maxx moves online
By SAMANTHA MOORE
Efron’s first appearance since rehab
Zac Efron made his first appearance since rehab this past week. The Disney star was admitted into rehab five months ago for alcohol addiction. After completing the stint in rehab, Efron decided to change his scenery and is currently backpacking to Machu Pichu, Peru, with his father. According to fans, the star looked happy and healthy as he posed for photos with fans.
Cancer scare for Bruce Jenner
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians’s” Bruce Jenner recently opened up about ongoing struggle with skin cancer. Jenner has been diagnosed with Basal cell carcinoma, a form of Melanoma, multiple times over the past few years.. The former Olympian has undergone Mohs surgery to remove it. This past week, 63-year-old Jenner completed the second step of the surgery process, which was removing skin cancer from his nose. The Gold medalist has thanked fans for all of their support.
From Pretty Little Liar to country singer
The cough on campus
Ladies, hide your credit cards! T.J. Maxx, our favorite go-to for savings and deals on the best fashion trends, has officially gone online. The discount megastore launched their e-commerce site this week without any big fanfare or announcement, allowing self-proclaimed Maxxinistas to grab their favorite fashions at the click of a button. For years, commercial businesses have turned to online shopping as an additional outlet to target an audience. Unfortunately, widely appealing names like T.J. Maxx and H&M have held back until recently. T.J.’s offers a variety of clothes and accessories to customers at a fraction of the original costs. By selling designer names at reasonable prices, the store has won over a wide audience of shoppers both young and old, and now caters to online shoppers as well. “Consumers like to shop all kinds of different ways,” a spokesperson for T.J. Maxx told The Boston Globe. “There are some people who shop online and because T.J. Maxx doesn’t have a website, that consumer might not shop at all. It’s a way to gain a new customer or an incremental sale from an existing customer.” The best part of T.J. Maxx’s move to online is the launch of their new runway section—a section of the website boasting labels like Diane Von Furstenberg, Missoni, Elizabeth & James, Catherine Malandrino, Roberto Cavalli, Rachel Zoe and Escada. These brands are harder to come by at just any T.J. branch, but there are select, unofficial “runway” stores throughout the country. Though it’s hard to beat the fashion mecca that the actual stores represent, the online installation is a welcome option for busy, budgetconscious shoppers. Also, an online format makes it easier for customers to find specific things without digging through the store’s famously eclectic racks. With these great designer deals at our fingertips, my credit card is already out and ready to go! –C.Moses
As a student in my junior year of college, I have been attending Quinnipiac long enough to have noticed this inevitable trend where everyone seems to get sick within the first few weeks of school. It seems like no matter what you do to protect yourself, all of QU will be plagued by some widespread sickness filled with coughing fits and sore throats. Last year I attempted to create my own safety bubble by self-prescribing acclaimed immune system boosting tablets, along with two packets of Emergen-C and a dose of vitamins daily. Despite all this, I still got sick with the typical runny nose, coughing, sneezing, and sore throat. Earlier tonight, I heard a guy sneeze outside, all the way from my bedroom of the sixth floor in Crescent. I don’t know what kind of crazy, impenetrable viruses are going around on this campus, but sneezing that loud it is not natural. I’m sure most of these viruses are being spread constantly via our infamously clean shuttles. It’s basically impossible to avoid getting sick, especially for those of us who use the shuttle system on a daily basis. I already know a handful of people who are sick, myself included, so it’s only a matter of time before everyone starts rushing to the health center. And to be honest, the only upside to going to the health center is being awarded with some lozenges, and class-A cough syrup that says “QTussin” on the label. It’s basically a knock-off of Robitussin, but it’s unclear what the Q stands for. Maybe Quinnipiac Robotussin? I don’t know. Either way, I find it hilarious for some odd reason. It’s great that Quinnipiac cares enough to make us laugh, despite our back to school illnesses, whether it was unintentional humor or not.–S. Kozlowski
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“Pretty Little Liars” star, Lucy Hale, opened up to Self Magazine about her upcoming country album. The star, who plays Aria on the hit ABC Family show, explained to the magazine that she is nervous about creating an album. However, she still is determined to do it. Hale has previous experience in the music industry; she was one of the five winning contestants on the “American Idol” spin off, “American Juniors,” when she was 14 years old.
Marky Mark and a high school diploma
At the age of 42, Mark Wahlberg has graduated from high school and received his diploma. Prior to his recent completion of online high school classes, Wahlberg had not made it past the ninth grade. The “Ted” star took online high school classes while working and studied whenever he was free, such as on set or while traveling. Wahlberg described his accomplishment as “humbling” and “challenging.”
Hemsworth’s quickly moving On
One day after breaking off his 15-month engagement to Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth was photographed kissing Eiza Gonzalez. According to E! News, Hemsworth had stopped by Gonzalez’s Beverly Hills home to drop off a piece of luggage. Gonzalez, who appeared to have just worked out, briefly chatted with the newly-single “Hunger Games” star before the two started making out.
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Views from the Giant
Just on the other side of Mt. Carmel Ave., Sleeping Giant State Park is a welcome respite from the constant bustle of QU life. In a world that is more heavily developed by the day, we are lucky to have such easy access to our own little piece of wilderness. Most people know of the stone tower at on one of the mountainâ€™s peaks, but if you look at the map on their website sgpa.org, you will see a myriad of trails that take you to all different parts of the mountain. Take the time to explore and you may find a river for cliff jumping, a rock-rimmed lake, stunning views of the campus, and so much more. -C. Tufts
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rundown MEN’S SOCCER QU 0, Army 0 – Wednesday Borja Angoitia: 10 saves WOMEN’S SOCCER QU 3, Saint Peter’s 0 – Wednesday Jessica Fontaine: 1 goal, 2 assists Beck Kiting: 1 goal Kelly Caruso: 1 goal VOLLEYBALL Holy Cross 3, QU 0 – Wednesday Logan Riker: 12 digs Emma Odgen: 18 assists Fairfield 3, QU 1 – Saturday Riker: 17 digs Odgen: 33 assists WOMEN’S RUGBY AIC 36, QU 12 – Saturday Natalie Kosko: 2 trys FIELD HOCKEY QU 4, Vermont 0 – Saturday Jennalise Taylor: 1 goal, 1 assist Christa Romano: 1 goal QU 5, Saint Joesph’s 0 – Sunday Kristin Engelke: 2 goals Amanda Danziger: 1 goal, 1 assist Megan Conaboy: 5 saves MEN’S TENNIS QU 7, St. Francis (N.Y.) 0 – Wednesday
games to watch WOMEN’S SOCCER QU vs. Siena – Wednesday, 3 p.m. QU vs. Rider – Saturday, 1 p.m. VOLLEYBALL QU vs. Hartford – Wednesday, 7 p.m. QU at Iona – Saturday, 1 p.m. QU at Manhattan – Sunday, 1 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY QU at Holy Cross – Thursday, 3:30 p.m. QU at Old Dominion – Sunday, noon WOMEN’S TENNIS QU at Army Invitational – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. MEN’S TENNIS QU at Army Invitational – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. WOMEN’S RUGBY QU vs. Virginia – Saturday, noon WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU vs. Guelph – Saturday, 4 p.m.
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September 25, 2013
Game of the Week
Field hockey sweeps weekend By Bryan Lipiner Sports Editor
After a slow start to its season, the Quinnipiac field hockey team is finally beginning to turn some heads. Playing to a 2-4 record prior to this weekend’s set, the Bobcats shut out Vermont 4-0 yesterday before downing Saint Joseph’s this afternoon at the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex, 5-0 the final. For a squad that recorded just eight total goals in its previous four games, it was a much-needed pair of back-to-back wins. “Whatever we did right these last two days, we got to mimic this when we hopefully get to the MAAC Championships,” Quinnipiac head coach Becca Main said. “We’re sitting 4-4. Now you’re sitting in a place where it’s now to work up instead of working back.” Quinnipiac forward Kristin Engelke tallied two goals against Saint Joseph’s, while Jennalise Taylor hit the back of the net in both of the weekend contests. Goalkeeper Megan Conaboy recorded eight total saves on Saturday and Sunday between the posts, including turning away a penalty stroke against Saint Joseph’s. “So happy for her, two shutouts
in two days,” Main said. “If I got to vote for MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, I would, but I’m not allowed. I’m really pleased with her progress and her leadership in just her first year.” Conaboy praised her defense’s effort on the afternoon, holding the Hawks to 11 shots. “Obviously there was a lot of pressure coming in,” Conaboy said. “I knew that my defense would help me out. They stepped it up today. I was happy to see that everybody could contribute to the win.” Quinnipiac struck first at 6:33 in the initial frame, when Taylor notched her third goal of the season from the top of the circle. The Bobcats then surged late in the first half, hitting the back of the cage four times in the final 13 minutes of play. Engelke ripped her fifth goal of the year at 22:03, while Amanda Danziger scored off a corner at 24:55. Engelke and Haley Swartz registered the final goals of the half, both coming off a loose ball. “We’ve been practicing being aggressive in the circle,” Engelke said. “I wanted to get the ball in however I could.” Sunday’s four first-half goals marked the first time Quinnipiac
Jennalise Taylor recorded two goals last weekend, one against Vermont on Saturday and the other vs. Saint Joseph’s on Sunday. has scored four times in one half since Oct. 21, 2011, at Siena, a 6-1 victory. “We need to keep playing,” Conaboy said. “Everybody’s working hard day after day.” Quinnipiac will host Holy Cross
on Sept. 26, but not before savoring its back-to-back victories. “We’re gonna enjoy it,” Main said on the successful weekend. “Sometimes you forget to reflect and take time to enjoy it. By all means, they deserve to enjoy this.”
Women’s rugby drops second of three By Ben dias
Associate Sports Editor
Sometimes a home-field advantage doesn’t always pay dividends. That was the case for the Quinnipiac women’s rugby team Saturday, as it had its seven-game unbeaten streak at home snapped at Alumni Field. The Bobcats were overpowered by American International College by the final score of 36-12 in Northeast Conference Rugby action. It was the second most points the Bobcats have surrendered this season, the previous high 41 points allowed to Norwich. Quinnipiac (3-2, 0-1 Northeast) was led by sophomore Natalie Kosko, who totaled two tries for 10 points, while freshman Maggie Myles completed a conversion for the other two points. Myles also recorded two assists on both of Kosko’s tries. In the first ever meeting between the two squads, the Bobcats built an early lead but it wouldn’t last. With 22 minutes remaining in the first half, Kosko put the Bobcats on the board first. She received a pass from Myles and broke free from would be tacklers for a 30-yard run down the left side of the field for the game’s first score. Myles tacked on the conversion, giving the Bobcats a 7-0 lead. American International (2-1, 1-0 Northeast) added a try five minutes later but Kosko and Myles were at it again. With six minutes remaining in the first half, Myles hit a streak-
Sophomore Natalie Kosko charges up the pitch in Saturday’s 36-12 loss to American International. ing Kosko with a pass between the numbers, and she out-raced the defenders for her second score and a 12-5 lead. “What I’d saw from Kosko in the first half is definitely something that I needed to see in the second half,” Quinnipiac head coach Becky Carlson said. “I would have liked to see us push the ball out. Our game plan was to use our backs as a big weapon and we just couldn’t get the ball out there.” With a 12-5 lead, then the tides
turned for the Bobcats. After American International ended the first half with a try and conversion, the Yellow Jackets pounded the Bobcats in the second half scoring 24 consecutive points. American International’s Rosalind Pena, Megan Pinson, Muneera Patton, Jessica Davis and Cassidy Neyers each recorded a try for the Yellow Jackets. Neyers adding three conversions for the other six points. “Every time we had the opportunity to get the ball back, we weren’t
able to capitalize in on it. I think AIC played very well,” Carlson said. “They dominated the middle of the field and we weren’t able to get out to our backs and put some points on the board and that’s not the QU everyone is used to watching.” The Bobcats return to the field on Saturday, Sept. 28 when they travel to Charlottesville, Va. for a non-conference match against Virginia. Game time is slated for noon at Madison Bowl Field.
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Serving up tackles
Digs from Logan Riker in Saturday’s women’s volleyball loss vs. Fairfield.
Number of yellow cards the women’s soccer team has taken this season.
Shots on goal by the field hockey team in Saturday’s 4-0 win vs. Vermont.
athletes WEEK of the
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Clockwise from top left: Tanner Celestin serves in the first set of Saturday’s game vs. Fairfield; Maggie Myles tackles an American International player in the first half of Saturday’s game; Jamie Paolucci serves in the second set of Saturday’s game; Christie Albers and Madison Gegeckas tackle an American International player.
Junior Angoitia made 10 saves against Army on Sept. 18, leading Quinnipiac to a 0-0 draw against the undefeated the Black Knights. With the tie, Angoitia’s goals against average improves to 1.05 on the season, as the junior has only let through seven goals in 600 minutes of play. Matt Eisenberg/chronicle
Junior Conaboy recorded two shutouts between games Saturday and Sunday against Vermont and Saint Joseph’s, stopping every shot for eight total saves. Conaboy’s goals against average is down to 2.63 on the year and she has posted a .727 save percentage. Photo courtesy of Quinnipiac Athletics
Times the men’s soccer team was fouled in last week’s 0-0 tie vs. Army.
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Ice Cats aim to combat cancer
Spirit group raising money for cancer research By alec turner Contributing Writer
At each Quinnipiac ice hockey game, a spirit squad known as the Ice Cats cheer on Quinnipiac from the student end zone, helping to rally the crowds and support the teams. The Ice Cats are now trying to rally the Quinnipiac population for a different cause, this one with a little more meaning. In its first year, the Ice Cats have established Ice Cats Fight Cancer, a cause in which the Ice Cats are raising money for pediatric cancer research. All proceeds go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Toy Closet Program of the Yale-New Haven Pediatric Cancer Unit, benefiting children in their fight against cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest foundation funding cancer research for children. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has raised more than $125 million, creating 651 grants at 311 institutions in 17 countries. Quinnipiac’s generosity to this cause started in 2008, when the men’s ice hockey team worked with the school community to raise more than $35,000, shaving the heads of the team and fans. Last season, the team partnered with St. Baldrick’s again and raised more than $24,000. In 2012-13, the Ice Cats worked with childhood cancer in the local community by raising money for the Toy Closet Program. By selling Santa hats at a Quinnipiac hockey game last year, the Ice Cats raised enough money to buy gifts for the children, later delivering the gifts to the hospital. Even though the Ice Cats couldn’t personally see the kids due to health reasons, this was definitely a memory and accomplishment that all the members would never forget, including third-year Ice Cat Francesca Rodriguez. “The nurses at the hospital were very excited at the amount of toys that we delivered to them,” Rodriguez said. Last spring, Mallory Robalino, a sopho-
The Ice Cats Fight Cancer fundraiser is an ongoing event that will continue through December. As of Sept. 24, $777 of the $2,000 goal has been raised. more from Woodbury, N.Y., was appointed team manager, later deciding on a fundraiser for the team to work on. Robalino wanted to
keep working with the Toy Closet Program, but she also wanted the Ice Cats to work for another great cause as well.
“Seeing that the boys on the ice hockey team support St. Baldrick’s, we figured we should support them too along with the Toy Closet [Program],” Robalino said. Robalino also has a much deeper reason to care about the pediatric cancer unit. A couple of months after the idea for the fundraiser was thought up, a personal friend of Robalino’s was diagnosed with cancer and was placed in the pediatric cancer unit. “After seeing what she went through, it made it so much more real for us and made us want to make this fundraiser bigger and better,” Robalino said. The girls have been working since May on building up the fundraiser and finding ways to raise money. The Ice Cats will be selling wristbands on campus and at ice hockey games throughout the season this year. The Ice Cats are also in the process of planning events around campus that will benefit this cause. All proceeds go to the fundraiser. The championship run by the men’s ice hockey team last winter and spring helped bring the school and the Ice Cats local and national attention, reaping benefits towards such a cause. “The run last year put us on the map, people know who we are now, and it also has set up a platform for the fundraiser for us,” Robalino said. In less than a week, Ice Cats Fight Cancer has already made more than $700 around campus. The cause is helping the community around Quinnipiac and beyond. The Ice Cats Fight Cancer website states: “Although we may not all be Connecticut natives we are lucky enough to call this place our home for most of the year.” With help from the Quinnipiac community, the Ice Cats can save the lives of children fighting cancer. “It’s great to see the kids get excited that they see people are out there trying to help them,” Rodriguez said.
Garteig tabbed as starting goaltender By Bryan Lipiner Sports Editor
Michael Garteig will be the starting goaltender for the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team in 2013-14, Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold announced Tuesday at ECAC Hockey Men’s Media Day. “We’ll put our faith in him out of the gate,” Pecknold said. “We got Brady [Rouleau] and Jake [Meyers] backing him up. Hopefully those guys can push him a little bit and get some starts as the season rolls on.” As a freshman in 2012-13, Garteig saw time in five games, recording a 2.03 goals against average and an .895 save percentage. Garteig’s play was limited due to former Quinnipiac goaltender Eric Hartzell’s Hobey Baker candidate season, when the then-senior posted a 1.52 goals against av-
erage in 42 games. “He was a highly-recruited kid out of British Columbia,” Pecknold said of Garteig. “He’s working his tail off; real competitive goaltender. We liked him when we landed him as a recruit. We like even more now.” In his final junior league season with the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League, Garteig went 41-4, also registering a 1.93 goals against average and .927 save percentage through 45 games played. Sophomore Jacob Meyers and freshman Brady Rouleau are expected to back up Garteig between the posts. Last season, Meyers made a single appearance in an exhibition against Acadia on Oct. 7. 2012.
Photo Courtesy of Ken Sweeten
ECAC Hockey hosted Men’s Media Day in Lake Placid, N.Y. Tuesday morning, with all 12 coaches fielding questions from the media in attendance and fans via an online chat.
Published on Sep 24, 2013