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Saturday afternoon’s brush fire on Sleeping Giant State Park destroyed five-and-a-half acres of land near the blue trail, also known as the “chin,” according to Hamden Fire Department. Nobody was injured and the fire was contained by Saturday night, but the underground fire was not put out until Sunday. The fire could have started for many reasons, according to Fire Marshall Dennis Harrison. Any evidence is usually destroyed in the fire with brush fires like this, Harrison said. Due to the thick layers of leaves and compose that cover the mountain, the fire began to burn through these layers at the surface. The park and trails are currently reopened, however, Battalion Chief Don LaBlanca says students should stay out of the top area. Lieutenant Sam Muzio of the North Haven Fire Department said fire rescue squads from Bethany, North Haven, Hamden, Yalesville, Wallingford and Cheshire responded to the fire within the first hour. A total of about 40 firefighters continued to work on the fire until it was contained, according to Battalion Chief Don LaBlanca. It took longer to put out the fire because it was on top of the mountain, according to Harrison. Firefighters carried five gallons of water at a time on their backs and used hoses to spread the water. The firefighters were up and down the mountain with water until about 6 p.m. on Saturday. The park closed once the fire departSee FIRE Page 4

Library to feature coffee, snack vending machines By JOSH BREWER Staff Writer

Long nights at the library without caffeine or snacks are a common problem for students writing a report or cramming for an exam. For the past four years, the Student Government Association has been working with administration to install new coffee and snack vending machines in the library that will be open 24/7. Under SGA’s newest proposal, the machines will appear in the library in fewer than 30 days, according to Evan Milas, vice president for student concerns. “It’s been something that the students have really wanted so we’ve been pushing it,” Milas said. The coffee machine will be similar to the one located in the School of Business lounge area, while vending machines will resemble the machines in residence halls like Dana, Irma and Troupe. The new machines will be located on the second floor of the library where printers are currently located. “There were some obstacles originally with space and then with the introduction of

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Within the next 30 days, the university will install coffee and snack vending machines in the Arnold Bernhard Library, per the Student Government Association’s request after four years. the new part of the student center,” Milas said. According to Milas, administration wanted to put the machines in the piazza section of the Carl Hansen Student Center, but elected

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With an infinite amount of websites available on the Internet, people all over the country may illegally download copyrighted materials. What many college students do not realize is that every private and public university in the United States has the ability to regulate illegal downloads and distributions on the campus’ network. The university has a responsibility based on the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) to regulate the illegal distribution of copyrighted items, such as movies and music, according to Information Security Officer Brian Kelly. Passed in 2008, the HEOA requires Quinnipiac to annually inform students of the consequences they may face if they choose to supply other Internet users with illegal materials. The Motion Picture Association of America and the Radio Industry Association of America are the two largest industries that monitor illegal downloads, according to Kelly. Although these companies’ softwares have the ability to determine any piracy-related activity, they only send copyright infringement notices on accounts of distribution of copyrighted materials. “If you have material on your system and you’re putting it back out to the community, you’re going to get caught,” Kelly said. “If you want to protect yourself, don’t offer it back out.” Students are protected to some degree by the university because of the large amount of users under Quinnipiac’s network, Kelly said. “There’s a level of protection that the university provides to the students, but when you’re on an off-campus connection, you have a better chance of being caught,” Kelly said. When the HEOA was passed five years ago, Kelly said many students nationwide were illegally downloading copyrighted materials. Though Kelly is the person notified of any copyright infringements that take place under the university’s network, he said he does not monitor Internet traffic. “My role is to respond to the RIAA and the MPAA, who are the two real industry leaders in trying to stop illegally sharing of copyrighted material,” Kelly said. “If you have software on your laptop that’s designed to share those files, those are the people that are going to find you, not Brian Kelly.” Kelly, who referred to himself as the public representative to the Internet, said the industries that find illegal activity on the university’s network send him a subpoena and leave him in charge of finding the file distributor on campus. “On the first offense, we tell them they need to clean it up, delete the software and delete the copyrighted material,” Kelly said. “On a subsequent offense, we would let Student Affairs know and have them handle it with disciplinary action.”

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Students speak up: Gun control By AMANDA HOSKINS Photography by KATIE O’BRIEN Design by HANNAH SCHINDLER


“Guns shouldn’t be available to people other than cops and those in the military. Hunting is one thing because that is considered a sport and they are killing animals not people, but they should be locked up properly.”

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In the last week, two shootings occurred in the United States involving young children. In Nevada, a 12-year-old student shot and killed his teacher, and himself. He also fired at two other students who were rushed to the hospital. In Massachusetts, a 14-year-old student was charged with killing his math teacher after she was found dead in the woods. This week, The Chronicle asked students to voice their opinions on gun control.

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“I don’t think that it is wrong for people to own guns, but I think there should be certain safety precautions and I definitely think people are getting their hands on guns in illegal ways that should be more patrolled.”


-Megan Valentine “I really do think that gun control should be more enforced in America. Plenty of other countries have strict gun control and their crime rates are far lower than ours. We should try to make it more difficult to get guns, try to make sure we know exactly who has what and we shouldn’t allow normal citizens to own really power military guns.”

“I think there needs to be something done about it. Obviously 14-year-olds shouldn’t be getting their hands on guns. Video games and things like that certainly don’t help. I don’t know what the answer is, but something has to be done.”

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Governor speaks after New Haven Shooting

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One person died and five others were shot at the Key Club Cabaret in New Haven at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. This was the fourth club-related killing in the 16 homicides that have occurred this year in New Haven. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy spoke at a press conference expressing his grief for the families and said he will be working with Mayor John DeStefano on legislative proposals. This will include cities being able to levy fees for nightclubs in a district where heavy police presence is required, mandating that private security at nightclubs be licensed and trained by the Police Department and reviewing the “mosaic” of different liquor licenses to see whether the state should simplify them, according to the New Haven Register.

The FBI is investigating after a deputy sheriff in Santa Rosa, Calif., shot a 13-year-old boy carrying what he thought was a real assault rifle. Andy Lopez was walking through his neighborhood when the police ordered him to put down his gun. The deputy said the boy turned to him with the barrel rising up in his direction when he fired, according to NBC. The deputy shot Lopez seven times before realizing that the rifle he was carrying was a fake replica. Hundreds of families have been protesting outside of the deputy’s office calling for justice.

Four Oklahoma inmates escaped from their prison cell. The four men cut through a maintenance hatch that was above their shower, according to CNN. They then crawled through a 30-foot pipe space beneath the roof, knocked out a piece in the wall and were freed after walking out an unlocked door. The Caddo County Detention Center is a new building, according to NBC. The men were imprisoned on charges of burglary, drugs, escaping from law enforcement officer and probation violation. Three of the men were to be transferred to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in the near future.

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Rocking the night away


Junior Elizabeth Moriconi leads a conga a line at Phi Sigma Sigma’s final Rock-a-Thon on Friday, Oct. 25. By ADELIA COUSER Staff Writer

Phi Sigma Sigma’s 22nd annual Rocka-Thon event was its last due to the sorority’s recent philanthropy change. Instead of focusing on kidney cancer research, the sorority now focuses on “school and college readiness” and support the “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow” fund because of the recent cure for kidney cancer. The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma sat in rocking chairs for 24 hours this weekend on the Carl Hansen Student Center patio and piazza to raise money and awareness for the National Kidney Foundation. Phi Sigma Sigma philanthropy chair Au-

dra Kalinowski explained when the sorority was founded in 1913, kidney disease was the number one killer of women in America. “That’s why we started Rock-Thon,” Kalinowski said. “We would rock in chairs in honor of patients [undergoing dialysis treatment].” However, since a cure for kidney cancer has been found, the National Kidney Foundation no longer needs as many donations, according to Kalinowski. “We’re actually coming up with a new big event to kind of replace Rock-a-Thon, but it’ll always be special in our hearts,” she said. “We’re in the process of planning [the new event]; it’ll be similar to [Rock-


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Sophomore Lauren Owens (left), sophomore Ashley O’Niell, sophomore Jennifer Wank rocked on their rocking chairs for Phi Sigma Sigma’s final Rock-a-Thon event. a-Thon]. It’ll be very big and involve our new philanthropy ‘Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.’” The Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow fund supports underprivileged students who need educational tools and supplies to complete their studies and get prepared for college. “We’re so grateful for everyone and their donations,” Kalinowski said. “[Having] our sisters be here for 24 hours and do all these events; it’s dedication. It’s not easy. We’ve looked forward to it every year and it’s a really big accomplishment for us.” Rock-a-Thon started on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. The event is currently the only 24-hour fundraiser on campus.

Activities at this year’s Rock-a-Thon included karaoke, Zumba, a fashion show, a movie, raffles and a midnight dance party. Senior Phi Sigma Sigma member Amy Fourounjian said the event was “much better” than last year because of its change of location from Burt Kahn Court. “I think we got a lot of traffic [on the patio],” she said, The change in location was due to a lunch held in the recreation center during Parents’ Weekend, according to Phi Sigma Sigma’s co-chair Tracey Hummel “It was different but it actually worked out a lot better,” said Hummel, who started planning Rock-a-Thon last November.

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Droogie’s Pizza opened at its new location at 3500 Whitney Avenue on Monday. -S. Doiron

2014 Textbook Cover Contest If you are a student who completed or is enrolled in a QU seminar program, you are eligible to design the cover for the 2014 edition of The Individual in the Community. The cover can be anything from a photograph, drawing, collage, sculpture, diagram or typographic design. The winner will receive a copy of the textbook as well as a $50 Visa gift card. All artwork needs to be original and should be sent to quseminars@quinnipiac. edu with “Cover Design Contest” as the subject. For more details or information, contact Professor Linda Lindroth. – S. Doiron

Professor Receives an Excellence in Teaching Award Associate professor of chemistry Andri Smith was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award on Oct. 24 in Burt Kahn Court for her dedication to students. Award winners receive $3,000, a Center for Excellence sculpture and their names carved into the stone plaque in the Arnold Bernhard Library. Award winners will also be featured in the Quinnipiac Magazine and will be invited to attend a luncheon with President John Lahey. – S. Doiron

New Catholic priest hired The Quinnipiac Catholic community welcomes Father Jordan Lenaghan O.P, an ordained Roman Catholic Priest with a diverse professional background. He was a Catholic chaplain at both the University of Virginia and Muskingum University, as well as a parish priest for two churches in Ohio. Father Lenaghan has been inovlved in ecumencial and interfaith activities and is reported saying he looks forward to becoming an active member of the university’s academic community. – S. Doiron

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Library to offer food options LIBRARY from cover ready operates under those hours. There was some confusion between students and library staff concerning how much and what types of food are allowed, according to Milas. The library has a policy against “big meals” like Chinese food, but small meals, snacks and drinks are allowed. Currently, students have to travel to the Bobcat Den if they want coffee after 10 p.m. After 11 p.m., when the Bobcat Den closes Mon-

day to Wednesday, students are left with no choice of beverages other than what is available in residence halls vending machines. “It seems like a good idea because many people get tired when studying and being able to get a coffee or a snack will help people to stay awake and focused for longer,” sophomore Megan Daly said. Some items in the library have been moved to the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, which opened up space to move printers around and add the vending machines.

“I think it’s a great idea. When I go to the library really late, Au Bon Pain is already closed,” sophomore English major Diana Mikelis said. “Having a coffee machine would be beneficial to me and other students.” An outside company that has a contract with the university will operate the vending and coffee machines. The machines will accept QCash and cash. Meal-plan money cannot be used at either machine because Chartwells will not operate the machines. “I am looking forward to being

able to get coffee late at night after the [cafeteria] is already closed or being able to quickly go to the vending machine to get a snack without the hassle of having to leave the library,” Daly said. The new vending and coffee machines are just one of the new features SGA has implemented this year. SGA also played a role in new equipment in the Mount Carmel Rec Center and has plans on painting the white walls on campus, according to SGA President Matt Desilets.

Students mingle with Nobel Prize Winners in Poland By AMANDA HOSKINS Associate News Editor

Twelve students and four professors traveled to Poland to attend the 2013 World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates on Oct. 19 through Oct. 26 with the Albert Schweitzer Institute. The students arrived in Warsaw, Poland and were given a tour of the city where they visited museums and learned about the history of Poland. For the following three days they attended the conference with 150 other students from all over the world. During the conference they got to hear from different Nobel Peace Prize laureates and leaders of nonprofit organizations. They talked about issues such as social justice, human rights, peace building and national security. Dr. Albert Schweitzer, whom the Quinnipiac institute is named after, was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 1952. The Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, David Ives, has become a large part of the summits for the past nine years as part of the corporate committee that runs the event. After attending the conference, the students traveled to Kraków, Poland where Quinnipiac professor of communications Ewa Callahan gave them a tour. The following day the students went to Auschwitz, a concentration camp built and operated by Nazi Germany during World War II. For many students, this was the most memorable parts of the trip and Ives said that when the students arrived they were quiet, observant and


Twelve students traveled to Poland for the 2013 World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates from Oct. 19 through Oct. 26. extremely moved. “It was a very interesting, somber, but also beneficial experience for all of us students to learn about what actually went on there and walk the grounds of Auschwitz where millions of people died, and to never forget the history that happened there,” Alex Soucy, a fifth year MBA student and program student leader, said. Senior broadcast journalism major Raye-Lani Nyhuis said going to Auschwitz put everything in perspective for her. She says it summed up everything she learned at the conference and made her realize the efforts that people put in to make sure the world is peaceful. “It kind of makes me want to go the extra mile to stop things from happening,” Nyhuis said.

The trip as a whole was an eye opening opportunity for the students, according to Ives. Networking with students from around the world was another important aspect to the trip. “I think the most impactful part of the trip was definitely meeting students from all over the world and learning about their lives, and the non profit organizations that they are a part of or the peace building efforts they are a part of,” Soucy said. Fifth year MBA student Anthony Allen encourages students to travel and accept abroad opportunities. “Say yes to things because it is going to be a little frightening and it is going to be a new experience, something you have never done before in another county, but when

you come back to the United States it is never going to be the same.” One of the student leaders on the trip Kelly Lavallee was greatly impacted from the trip, especially after hearing Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunis speak. Yunis gave out one loan to help one person in Bangladesh, and sparked the global microcredit movement which eliminated 50 percent of the nation’s poverty. “It all started from one person making that choice to make a difference in one other person’s life,” Lavalle said. “That is kind of the summary in my eyes and the most impactful thing for me is that you just have to make the choice for one person because you never know how that is going to spread and affect others.”

Illegal downloads dying down Sleeping Giant fire contained DOWNLOADS from cover Sophomore Aneta Chorzepa said she thinks minor offenses should be handled strictly between the government and the sharer of illegal files, but the university should be aware of larger issues. “If a student is caught having done this frequently with several types of materials then the university should know about it,” Chorzepa said. “The university teaches students about integrity and plagiarism, and this is not only something that’s important in school but also in the real world.” Although sophomore Jhordane McNab said the school should be in charge of punishing students for ille-

gally distributing copyrighted materials rather than the government, she does not like the idea of the university being involved in this matter at all. “That’s sort of like a ‘Big Brother’ action on the school’s part, and it’s almost an invasion of privacy,” McNab said. The frenzy of illegally downloading copyrighted materials has died down, according to Kelly, and the university has not been issued a legitimate copyright infringement notice in more than a year. “I like to think it’s because our students are well-behaved,” Kelly said. “But I can’t navigate your moral compass. If you want to steal stuff, you can steal stuff; but if you get caught, I’m not going to hide you.”

FIRE from cover ment realized the extent of the fire, LaBlanca said. The firefighters did not evacuate the park, but instead let the people who were already on the mountain go down themselves. Once the Hamden Fire Department officially put the fire out on Sunday, the State Department of Environmental protection worked until Monday night making sure the ground was dry so no fires could rekindle. They ran hoses all day Monday, Oct. 28 from the Mount Carmel Avenue fire hydrants up the mountain to make sure the underground fire is terminated. Since it was parents weekend,

many people were on the mountain when the fire began. Sophomore Michelle Wendt encountered a large amount of smoke when she was hiking toward the castle with her family. She said at the time the fire department did not evacuate the trail, but they were not letting others up. LaBlanca warns students not to light any fires or bring cigarettes up on the mountain because they can easily start a fire at this time. “It is literally powder dry up there,” LaBlanca said. Due to the the lack of rainfall, the air is extremely dry and therefore “it is extraordinarily dangerous to burn cigarettes and other materials,” Harrison said.

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Opinion TWEETS OF THE WEEK i hate when i’m typing paper and i type my last name and my laptop autocorrects my last name to “Quinnipiac University” @the_mason_quinn Mason Quinn Shout out the the parents who are passed out in the lib’s comfy chairs #quinnipiacproblems @victoriaferrz Victoria Ferrante Nothing like construction at North Haven to make you feel like there’s an earthquake while you’re studying in the lib #QUprobs @avaniiipatel Avani Patel I always feel like such a traitor wearing sweatpants from schools that aren’t Quinnipiac ‫@‏‬katelyncolosi13 Katelyn Colosi now there is a Quinnipiac hookups twitter? That’s just weird..I don’t wanna know who’s doin the nasty with who & where they’re doin it @CaseySavickas Casey Savickas


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A Parisian at heart Changing views of the US through travel The only way to gain an appreciation for another culture as well as your own is to become completely immersed in another. This statement is one of the many things I learned this past summer when I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the French language and culture while living with a family in a suburb of Paris. While in France and making new friends, I began to observe and recognize the quirks of French culture as well as American, ultimately shaping my outlook on life and traveling in a more positive and clear way. While in a state of complete bliss enjoying the “best” crepe in the city, I realized how overly expressive Americans can really be. When I asked my Parisian friend whether she was enjoying her own, she simply responded “c’est pas mal” meaning its not bad. I swear if this Parisian was given the best meal of her life she would have not had the slightest urge to Instagram it, tweet it, make it her status, or let alone voice her excitement. This encounter shed light on how it’s important to keep things in perspective, especially abroad, because although these are new and exciting experiences for you, this is also someone's everyday life.

My observations also highlighted the re- and precocious, as my opportunities enabled lationship between the French and their food, me to go beyond what constitutes the comwhich is a huge contrast to our nation’s mon tourist experience. “eat-on-the-go” mentality. I was By making an unique personal stared down on the street, subway, connection with the city, it made and train multiple times when me wonder why people from all holding a coffee or nibbling on around the world were drawn to a granola bar because any meal the US, in the same way as I was to the French must be a sit-down to Paris? I asked this question to affair. everyone I met in search for an With thousands of speanswer but what wasn't so cialty stores and outdoor shocking was that I got cafes, there is an outlet the same response each for personal connection time, the American within the necessity of Dream. The idea that if nourishment. Being on you work hard enough time and multitasking you will receive what is great, but having you want, as we are alyour boucher know ways working toward MADELINE HARDY your name and taking a something obtainable. Photography Editor lunch break with your coworkers No culture or country is perfect could make life a bit more fulfilling. but we can all learn from each other in order As I became more immersed in the to work towards a more coherent and fulfillFrench culture, I began to idolize their life- ing society. So as you travel abroad try to unstyle and question my own country’s values. derstand the culture in front of you but don’t I felt more free and at home in a city filled lose sight of what makes our own nation and with a culture that most would consider rude culture great.


Become a better commuter: tips for a more productive ride They walk amongst you. They take ty schedule when you don’t live on campus. North Lot parking spots, cohabitate 2. Ask for a commuter locker. the library and use a debit card to pay for their cafe lunches. The silent miEver wonder what those blue lockers nority which I just so happen to be in Tator Hall are for? Yep, just for us. apart of: commuters. Ask the student center emI have spent three marployees how to get one or velous years living in a check online. It may seem dorm and have learned so like a flashback to high many incredible things. I have school, but then again, your learned how to manage my time, books now are a lot heavier. It’s also to stay on a budget and make very handy for keeping high energy multiple game plans to get a snacks for when you are starving in the seat on the shuttle, no matter middle of the day. how reminiscent of the Hunger 3. Pack your lunch Games it is. However, as time went on, all Are you really going to pay $5 for of this dorm living became annoythat cup of yogurt or $7 on a turkey ing and inconvenient. I missed my sandwich? No way. If you bring a lunch, own bed, family events and a consisyou’re saving more than $35 a week. tently full fridge. With that logic, I Buy a box of instant oatmeal, stick it in decided to live back home and comyour backpack and use the microwaves mute to QU. But commuting has ANNA WAGNER in the cafe to heat it up. Stock up Staff Writer its own tricks of the trade when on nonperishable foods and you’ll @AnnaKatWagner it comes to being successful at it. never spend outrageous prices for Whether you are a seasoned commuter or a painfully cheap items novice, here are some tricks to make com4. Carpool muting easier. Although living on campus is convenient, these tips will make you feel You know any other commuters by you? right at home. Do they have a similar schedule? Then make it a habit to take turns carpooling. You will 1. Make a commuter friendly class schedule. not only save them gas money and help the Class registration for next semester is this environment, but there are special parking week, so make sure to organize your classes in spots in North lot that honor carpoolers. It’s a large chunks. Trust me, you don’t want a spot- win-win-win situation for everybody.

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The real Sleepy Hollow

What it’s like to live in a town of legend


As Halloween approaches, every channel on television seems to be showing off their best October or Halloween related material, and one of the newest shows to hit the small screen is based off of a legend that took place in a small town in New York. This legend has created a frenzy in this town and to add to the excitement of all that is Halloween, the show was appropriately named “Sleepy Hollow.” Now if you haven’t seen the show, it was based off of a legend written by Washington Irving and to spare you the whole story, it involves a pretty girl, a teacher and a jealous boyfriend. But the one thing that is different is what makes the town famous: the Headless Horseman. The Headless Horseman is a Hessian soldier from the Revolutionary War that got his head blown off by a cannon ball. As the legend goes, he rides around looking for his head, sometimes using a jack-o’-lantern as a substitute, however, the show takes a modern twist on the legend and brings the story to the 21st century. So what is it like to live in a town made up of legends and stories? Well, I’ll tell you this, we may not have a Starbucks on every block, as the show said we do, but we do actually have a Headless Horseman. Now the trick to seeing the Headless Horseman is to come during the fall and go to one of the haunted attractions like the haunted hayride or Philipsburg Manor. Or better yet, go to a homecoming football game at Sleepy Hollow High School, where you can see the most memorable game, win or lose, because we have the Headless Horseman run around the field with the players.

Our town is well-known and well visited during the Halloween season and now with the show, even more so. Sleepy Hollow has very historic roots in edition to its scary status where it has one of the oldest cemeteries and church. You can actually find all the names of the characters in “The LegMEGAN MAHER end of Sleepy Hollow,” Associate Photography Editor as well as other stories, on @meganmaher4 tombstones scattered around the cemetery. The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is also allegedly haunted and looks a lot scarier than the cemetery in the show, not to mention we don’t have a creepy, 250-year-old magic pastor like the one on the show. Our historic roots go a lot deeper than just an old cemetery where the legend took place. The town was also the place where, during the Revolutionary War, Major John Andre was captured which in turn helped discover that Benedict Arnold, a trusted American general, was actually a double agent during the war. Now if this doesn’t excite everyone into coming to Sleepy Hollow, then maybe the haunted cemetery, Headless Horseman or Haunted Hayride can convince you, and did I mention we have a Dunkin Donuts? So, if you want to do your research before visiting, I would suggest watching a few episodes of “Sleepy Hollow,” maybe even reading up on the legend (or watch the Disney version of it), and then you can decide if the Village of Sleepy Hollow lives up to its name. Oh and we also have a movie with Johnny Depp in it, so I would watch that too if you are really getting into the Halloween spirit.


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Dancing and Dunks

A Teletubby dunking. Billy Mecca’s Cupid Shuffle. Mackerel Jordan eating a person. That’s just part of Bobcats Madness.

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n arena filled with athletes, fans, performers and parents all witnessed Bobcats Madness. The two-hour event wrung in the winter sports season, although the men and women’s ice hockey teams were unable to attend as they each had away games at Holy Cross and Harvard, respectively. The men and women’s basketball teams, however, were able to provide entertainment for the numerous spectators. The headline events, the 3-point shootout and dunk contest, exhibited team talents and had the audience waiting for what was going to happen next. Sophomores James Ford Jr. and Adily Martucci took the 3-point shootout, but Zaid Hearst stole the show with his dunk contest performance. Hearst had the audience locked in with his first dunk, as he received a pass from behind the backboard and launched himself into the air for the finish. He had onlookers in complete shock and awe when he donned a purple Teletubby costume to perform what was certainly a style-oversubstance jam in which he lobbed a pass to himself and slammed it home to seal the contest. “The costume was last minute, but I practiced a few dunks,” Hearst said after the event. “Thankfully this year I made my dunks because last year I missed them.” Helping introduce the basketball teams were the various spirit groups who also exhibited their talents. The Quinnipiac Spirit Group, led by Nick Sczerbinski, led the crowd in cheers that resounded throughout the entire TD Bank Sports Center. Senior Associate Athletic Director Billy Mecca also contributed in rallying the audience. He led the Cupid Shuffle as kids, fans, and athletes alike stormed the court to participate. He had nothing but great things to say about all the student-athletes, including how women’s basketball senior forward Brittany McQuain, the reigning Northeast Conference tour-

nament MVP, may be the best inside player the program has ever had. Even Quinnipiac President John Lahey contributed, glorifying how the school has the best coaches, athletes and fans, noting that athletics had its best year in school history with the successes of the men’s ice hockey, women’s basketball, women’s rugby, men’s soccer and acrobatics & tumbling programs. The dance groups on campus exhibited their talents, as well. Freshman cross country runner Kyle Liang also showed off the moves that made him a Youtube sensation. Groups included Ballroom Dancing, Sideline Cheerleading, Stomp, IceCats, Kickline, Dance Fusion and Dance Company. Some members of the audience, like sophomores Marissa Dahlgreen and Brooke Buoniello, came to support their friends who participate in the various spirit groups. “I came to support my friends in Dance Company, Courtney Pessolano and Lauren Beardsley,” sophomore Marissa Dahlgreen said. “I hope to see some awesome dance moves.” From the reactions and participation of the audience, Bobcat Madness was entertaining and fun for all. Freshman Nick Helbringer noted it was a fun event for freshmen to attend. “It was fun to see all the sports teams in one spot and watch the basketball teams dress up and have fun like that,” Helbringer said. “I didn’t expect to see a dunking Teletubby at all.”

“I didn’t expect to see a dunking Teletubby at all.”

– Nick Helbringer

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One year later

How students and the university recovered from Hurricane Sandy By KATHERINE ROJAS Editor-in-Chief

When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast this time last year, Quinnipiac University was closed for a week. When all was said and done, the school was left to deal with power outages on the Mount Carmel campus and tree damage in the Pine Grove, according to facilities. All repairs at the university are complete, but many cities on the east coast are still recovering from the storm. While some students stayed at Quinnipiac during the storm, other students went home. Sophomore Christina Sullivan from Broad Channel, N.Y., went home the day after the storm, where her town is still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy, she said. Located near Rockaway, Broad Channel was one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. “Almost everyone I know is constantly in contact with FEMA trying to get the insurance money that they deserve, but are having a horrible time receiving,” Sullivan said. With almost all stores reopened, construction on one of the main restaurants, The Bayview, has not begun because its owner cannot get insurance money, according to Sullivan. “The stores have almost all reopened and most of the houses are almost fully rebuilt, but

the hurricane changed how my town looks and how my neighbors go about their daily lives,” Sullivan said. Many boats were ruined due to the storm, which prevented citizens from annual sailing trips this summer, according to Sullivan. In addition, many homes are still considered unsafe to reside in. First year graduate student Jeralyn Grills from Old Lyme, Conn., stayed on campus during the storm but went home to help clean up afterward. Most businesses and houses in her hometown were rebuilt and re-bought equipment. “It was a slow recovery,” Grills said. “Although, many houses were not livable during the summer until near the end and many businesses opened late.” Sophomore Robert M. Klemens from Rye, N.Y., went home for the storm. The town has pretty much been fully restored, minus a few exceptions such as an amusement park Playland, which sits on the coast of Long Island sound, and an indoor skating rink, he said. After some Rye Playland rides floated away in the Long Island Sound, it was reopened in May, but still faces renovations and legal battles to bring it back to 100 percent. “Within the park is an old indoor skating rink

that the NY Rangers use to practice at; this arena is still being reconstructed and has caused local high school teams to find new rinks to play at,” Klemens said. “But in terms of the overall image of Rye, it has pretty much fully recovered and businesses are back up and running.” Here at Quinnipiac the damage is no longer seen, but it is still felt. A large population of students hail from regions that suffered greatly, but the university is prepared for the possibility of

another natural disaster. “The university spends a significant amount of time preparing for natural disasters,” Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations Keith Woodward said. “There are multiple and constant planning conversations between public safety, residential life, facilities, information systems and academics affairs.”








Shoes for the fall

Sandal season is long gone, and with the dropping temperatures even flats and boat shoes can’t keep feet warm for long. That makes it official: boot season has arrived. While Uggs are an obvious and comfortable choice, there are a lot of brands out there that won’t break the bank or make you look like a bum. Here are some boots found around campus, and the approximate prices that students paid for them.







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Campus Cribs Westview Residence Hall

The men of Westview 680 utilize various lighting methods to create an atmosphere that makes it a go-to hangout for friends.

“All of the lights in our room create a nice ambience, and it makes it feel very calm and at ease.” -Elijah Westbrook


Laid back swervin’ like I’m George Jones

Jason Aldean’s tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian in Indiana on Monday morning, according to CNN. The victim, Albert Kennedy, walked in front of the country star’s tour bus at about 1:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 41. Kennedy suffered from massive head trauma and chest injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Aldean, who was on the tour bus at the time, posted a condolence to the Kennedy family on his Facebook page.

Ciara’s future with Future

Rapper and producer Future has proposed to girlfriend, Ciara, after dating for a year. The announcement came the same week as BFF Kim Kardashian’s, Ciara’s engagement ring is a 15-carat diamond. Future proposed to the “1,2 Step” singer in New York City while celebrating her 28th birthday this past weekend. This will be both Future and Ciara’s first marriage.

Brown can’t “Run It” from the police




New additions to the cafeteria

BBM brought back from the dead

Chris Brown has gotten himself into more trouble with the law, according to E! News. Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault charges in Washington D.C. after getting into an altercation with Isaac Adams Parker. Police were called after a fight broke out outside the W Hotel around 4:25 a.m. According to Parker, the reason for the altercation was that he tried to get in a photo that Brown was taking with a female fan. Parker was then taken to a local hospital, treated for a bruised and swollen face, and later released. Brown is still on probation from assaulting exgirlfriend Rihanna.

No more “Miss Independent”


Have you ever found yourself craving sushi but had no way of getting to a restaurant? Do you ever just want a milkshake but don’t have any spare cash? Well fear no more, Quinnipiac has really stepped up their game. Students have noticed a few improvements to everyday QU living with a sushi bar and milkshake machine in the cafeteria on main campus. The sushi bar, located next to the deli sandwich station, has been quite popular since moving in last week. You’re able to choose from a variety of sushi rolls, including the traditional rolls: California roll and avocado roll; but if you’re a raw fish enthusiast, a Quinnipiac roll may be something you’d enjoy. The rolls are made fresh right in front of you and preparation time is less than 10 minutes. Granted, the line is long, but it’s worth it. I suggest getting to the line at an odd lunch or dinner time. They’re very filling so even if you’re not eating at your normal dining hours, you’ll leave the cafeteria satisfied. If you’re trying to appease your sweet tooth and the candy buckets won’t help or the hard ice cream just isn’t cutting it, then head on over to the do-it-yourself, individual milkshake machine next to the soups. There are about four to five flavors to choose from such as: strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream, mint-chip and coffee flavored as well. The frozen treat is mixed in a machine for two minutes and then it’s ready to be enjoyed. They don’t last long so make sure to get them while they’re hot or cold. Pick one up on the way to your all night study session in the library or as a reward for acing that midterm last week. -K. Mason


2003 called. It wants its BlackBerry Messenger back. It seems that, in the effort to revive themselves, BlackBerry has taken initiative to get people talking about their company again. They have recently launched a new app for iPhone and Android users that enables customers to use their popular feature BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). According to BlackBerry’s website, “BBM is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free in real time.” I’m sure we’re all wondering the same thing here so I’ll just go out and say it: why? Seriously, I don’t get it. Maybe it will get people to think about the brand again, but BlackBerry is literally giving the best feature of their phones away for free. If they just give it away why would anyone in their right mind bother to actually buy the phone? Not to mention the fact that it’s such a weird marketing technique. I’m not a business major, but I still don’t see how this is going to improve the company’s financial situation or how it’s supposed to get people to buy an actual BlackBerry phone. A poll conducted by earlier this month showed that 73 percent of more than 13,000 voters said they do not believe it is the end of the road for BlackBerry as a company. Perhaps the rest of the world has more faith in BlackBerrys than me. Personally, I think they were great while they lasted, but it’s an old idea that no longer works. If the puzzle doesn’t fit, don’t force it. Try something new, BlackBerry. At least the company was strong enough to stay away from mimicking the iPhone. -S. Kozlowski

Kelly Clarkson got married to talent manager Brandon Blackstock on Sunday, Oct. 20. Clarkson and Blackstock got married in a small ceremony in Tennessee. The first “American Idol” winner shared the news via Twitter on Monday, Oct. 21. Only a small group of family and friends were in attendance at the wedding. The two first met in 2006. They started dating six years later, and in December 2012, Blackstock proposed.

Gym, Tan, Love Child

Pauly D is a father! The “Jersey Shore” star’s daughter, Amabella, was born in May. Pauly D fathered his first child with former Hooters waitress, Amanda Market. Pauly D and Market met at Las Vegas’ nightclub Rehab in August 2012. The baby’s parents are currently in a custody battle. Pauly D has yet to meet little Amabella.

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Through the eyes of the VP’s daughter By ELIZABETH THOMPSON Contributing Writer

If you asked me two years ago where I wanted to go to college, Quinnipiac wouldn’t have been my answer. I wanted to have the full experience of college, and felt as though Quinnipiac would have been a “sheltered” experience. Mark Thompson, the executive vice president/provost of Quinnipiac University, is my dad. My childhood was filled with Quinnipiac, as my dad has worked here for 15 years. Prior to being a student at Quinnipiac, I never had the identity of “Mark’s daughter.” Now, as a student at the school he works at, people often associate me with his title. It aggravates me when professors make a big deal about it in front of my entire class. While it may be a bit frustrating when professors cannot see me as just another student, it comes along with the territory. Originally, I tried to hide this part of my life from fellow Quinnipiac students. I came

This small aspect of my life as a daughter of an administrator does not change how proud I am of my dad’s hard work. – ELIZABETH THOMPSON to college with the goal of having my own identity, instead of being known as “the VP’s daughter”. Now as a sophomore, I feel more established as an individual, and am comfortable embracing my dad’s position as a part of my identity. As I began to share my dad’s identity with friends, their reactions caused me to feel proud rather than embarrassed. I realized that my friends liked me for me, and were accepting of who my dad was as well. My fear that they would feel uncomfortable or treat me differently was never an issue. When I hear people talking about “Mark Thompson’s daughter”, it does not faze me. For


Elizabeth Thompson (right) is the daughter of Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost of Quinnipiac University.

example, a rumor was spread that I am a freshman who lives in Commons, and that the game room that was added to commons was for my benefit. This could not be further from the truth, and it is now a joke between my dad and I. My dad never abuses his power, and I feel like a normal student every day. My younger sister is planning on being a freshman here next year, and I could not be more excited to show her how much our dad has done for this school. While I’ve always been proud of my dad, I am amazed everyday by his excellent work ethic and the respect other people have for

him. The compliments that mean the most to me are when students of my dad say, “Your dad is Mark Thompson?! He is one of my favorite professors.” The pride I feel when people tell me this makes me love Quinnipiac more than I thought I ever could. My original fears of Quinnipiac being the wrong school for me could not have been more false. I feel that I am receiving the best educational experience at this school, and I feel lucky to be able to share it with my dad, Mark Thompson. This small aspect of my life as a daugh-

ter of an administrator does not change how proud I am of my dad’s hard work. I’ve never met anyone so dedicated to not only the student body, but to their family as well. My dad is my role model, and I feel so lucky to get to share my college experience with one of the many people who have built Quinnipiac into the university that it is today. I love you Dad. Thanks for making me proud to call the VP my father every day.

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Freshman Joanna Proctor played for Chelsea Ladies F.C., an affiliate of Chelsea F.C. in England, before coming to Hamden to play for Quinnipiac.

Players like senior captain Beck Kiting, who also travels overseas coming from Canberra, Australia, help freshmen players like Proctor adjust to a new lifestyle. “When I first found out that Jo was coming from England onto the team as a freshman this year, I made it sort of a point to contact her before school even started,” Kiting said. “Just to let her know that if she had any questions or any concerns she had with coming to America and on the team that I was here as an outlet to help her because I have been in a similar position to her, coming from oversea.” Proctor has made some serious strides on improving her athleticism and style of play since coming over from England. She knew that by coming to America, the style of play was going to be different, as well as the athleticism shown by some of the players. “It’s been quite difficult, in some ways,” Proctor said. “I’ve been taught certain ways, so coming here was a bit different. It’s more athletic over here; less technical but more athletic. What I’m trying to work on is getting forward more. As a right back I need to be able to go forward and help my team score and get some assists this season. I think that will come over the next few years as I get fitter and stronger.” Proctor hasn’t wasted anytime making her presence felt in her freshman campaign with the Bobcats. She has seen a lot of playing time as her endurance helps keep her on

the field for an entire match. Her strength and agility will make her a valuable asset for the team further down the road. As far as seeing her family goes, her parents have yet to visit to watch their only child play in a college game but Proctor says they watch the games online when they can,

“We trained at Cobham which is where the actual Chelsea men’s team trains. All the facilities were amazing, all the coaching was brilliant.” – joanna proctor

Women’s soccer freshman

telling her it’s “quite surreal” to hear her name being called out for the first time. “All the different terms they use, they found it quite strange but they’re hoping maybe to come out next year and see where it goes,” Proctor said. “The main thing is probably homesickness that a lot of girls would find and probably transitioning to the style of play is a bit different. At first it’s hard, but you’re here for a reason.”

Women’s soccer tops Manhattan The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team defeated Manhattan by a score of 1-0 at QU Soccer Field on Oct. 23. The Bobcats persevered chilly temperatures and physical play to win their first game in the month of October, raising their record to 3-3-3 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and 3-7-4 overall. With the win, Quinnipiac clinched the No. 7 seed in the MAAC tournament and will face Manhattan again on Oct. 31. Manhattan (5-121, 2-7-1) is the No. 9 seed in the tournament. The Bobcats were able to dictate the pace of play from the get go, dominating the of-

fensive side in the first half. Quinnipiac was finally able to break through in the 22nd minute, when a free kick into the box caused a scramble for the loose ball. Freshman Jessica Fontaine was able to find the back of the net amidst the scrum. It was the forward’s third goal on the season. “Shannon (Larkin) did a really good job getting on the goalkeeper and then I was just lucky to be there. She did all the hard work,” Fontaine said. Quinnipiac also benefitted from some stellar play at the back. While the Jaspers kept pushing the issue as the second half wore on, the Bobcats defense held strong. Sophomore

goalkeeper Natalia Grodzki wasn’t plagued by too many shots for most of the game, but earned her clean sheet by making two key saves in the final minutes. “I think the defense did a really good job of stepping up and not letting them shoot,” Grodzki said after the match. “I really didn’t have much to do today.” The game was marked by physicality, with both sides combining for 23 fouls. Jaspers head coach Brendan Lawler picked up a yellow card in the second half after arguing with a referee, much to the satisfaction of the home crowd. Still there is some cause for concern for

the Bobcats. In a game where they took 13 shots, including nine in the first half alone, they couldn’t seem to find that all-important insurance goal. Quinnipiac head coach Dave Clarke was pleased with the win, but still knows that the Bobcats wasted too many good opportunities to pull away. “We made hard work of it. As you can see we’re a bit low on confidence with that second goal not coming,” Clarke said. “You’re always going to be susceptible to the emotion in the last couple of minutes, and we didn’t deal well with it. At least we can look on tape and say ‘Hey, we didn’t do well, but we still won.’”

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QU 2, Manhattan 0 – Wednesday Simon Hinde: 1 goal, 1 assist Monmouth 1, QU 0 – Saturday Sam Nicol: 1 shot WOMEN’S SOCCER

QU 1, Manhattan 0 – Wednesday Jessica Fontaine: 1 goal QU 0, Monmouth 0 – Saturday Grodzki: 4 saves FIELD HOCKEY

Rider 2 , QU 1 – Friday Jess Rusin: 1 goal QU 4, Monmouth 2 – Sunday Jennalise Taylor: 2 goals

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Bryant 3, QU 0 – Wednesday Allison Leigh: 7 kills Fairfield, QU 0 – Saturday Leigh: 10 kills MEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU 4, Holy Cross 2 – Friday Travis St. Denis: 2 goals QU 4, Holy Cross 1 – Saturday Sam Anas: 2 goals WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY Harvard 4, QU 2 – Friday Nicole Brown: 1 goal QU 4, Dartmouth 2 - Saturday Kelly Babstock: 2 goals, 1 assist

games to watch MEN’S SOCCER QU vs. Fairfield – Wednesday, 2 p.m. QU vs. St. Peter’s – Saturday, 2 p.m. WOMEN’S SOCCER QU vs. Manhattan at MAAC Conference Tournament Lake Buena Vista, Fla.– Thursday, 12:30 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY QU vs. Bryant – Friday, 3 p.m. QU at Siena – Sunday, noon Women’s VOLLEYBALL QU vs. Marist – Wednesday, 7 p.m. QU at Rider – Saturday, 1 p.m. WOMEN’S RUGBY QU at West Chester University – Saturday, 11 a.m. MEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU at Colgate – Friday, 7 p.m. QU at Cornell – Saturday, 7 p.m. WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU vs. Colgate – Friday, 7 p.m. QU vs. Cornell – Saturday, 4 p.m.

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Game of the Week

Men’s ice hockey win streak hits six By NICK SOLARI

Associate Sports Editor

Coming into Saturday night’s game against Holy Cross at High Point Solutions Arena, freshman Sam Anas led the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team with four goals on the season. Anas scored the late go-ahead goal the night before at Hart Recreation Center, propelling the Bobcats to a 4-2 win over the Crusaders. He added two more to that total in the second half of the homeand-home series, coming just inches shy of a hat trick as he hit the post late in the third period, as Quinnipiac extended its win streak to six games by defeating Holy Cross 4-1. “It was a good win, I’m very proud of our guys,” Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold said. “We got a little adversity tonight being down 1-0 early, but we battled back and won the hockey game. We’re happy with that.” Holy Cross struck first less than five minutes into the opening period. Freshman forward Mike Barrett found the back of the net amidst a scrum out in front, giving the Crusaders a 1-0 advantage. It was Barrett’s first goal of the season. Quinnipiac held a 19-7 shot advantage through the first period, but couldn’t capitalize on its chances. Perhaps the best chance came with 2:35 left in the period, when Kellen Jones zipped a one-timer toward the goal from the left side of the net. Holy Cross netminder Matt Ginn made a blocker save, keeping the lead intact.

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Quinnipiac’s Brooks Robinson and Mike McNamara of Holy Cross battle for a loose puck in Saturday’s 4-1 win. Quinnipiac would tie it up in the second period. Anas skated down the near side and blasted it glove– side past Ginn, tying the game only 5:18 into the second period. Kellen Jones was credited with the assist. “I’m just shooting the puck, trying not to overthink it,” Anas said. “If you keep shooting, it’s got to go in at some point. My linemates have been great, we’ve just really meshed no matter who it is.” Less than five minutes later, Anas would strike again. The goal

came 10:04 second into the period on a power play, and gave Quinnipiac a 2-1 lead. Connor Jones was credited with the assist. It was Anas’ fifth goal in the last three games. “He’s been great.,” Pecknold said. “He’s just playing his game, learning how to compete. He obviously has the skill. I’m very happy with the way he played this weekend, defensively as well.” Quinnipiac goalie Michael Garteig took care of the rest. He al-

lowed only the one early goal and made 17 saves. Bryce Van Brabant added some insurance only 4:20 into the final period, scoring on a feed from Kellen Jones to make it 3-1. It was the Bobcats second power-play goal of the evening. Travis St. Denis would later collect an empty-net goal, making it 4-1. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 6-1. The Bobcats travel to Colgate and Cornell on Friday and Saturday night.

New Blue Rugby refuses to dwell on rough season

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New Blue Rugby’s Matt Golden tries to break free of a tackle in Sunday’s game vs. Central Connecticut State University. “There is no funding, we are all on our own, so there is no coach,” New blue from page 16 Whelan explained. “As alumni’s well in the first half,” Whelan said. we just try to pass our knowledge “Then, just like every good experi- down through the ranks. So that is enced team does, they put it away.” what I am doing.” The team, as O’Reilly puts it, is Whelan stands with the team on the sideline during each game, and much more than meets the eye. That offers his advice to the players. He is why those who graduate choose even makes substitutions and ad- to stick around. “We go to the library as a dresses the team at halftime and at the end of each game, all things a team, we do everything together” O’Reilly said. “These are the guys coach does. Make no mistake, though. you are going out with, learning Whelan does not call himself a with, and then you end up an alumcoach, perhaps because he was a ni before you can blink.” O’Reilly is speaking from expemember of the team a year earlier.

rience. He is now just like Whelen, he is an alumnus. Sunday’s game marked the culmination of his career with New Blue. O’Reilly will, however, be coming back to Quinnipiac next year as a graduate student in the Physical Therapy program. “I’ll be on the sideline next season, of course,” O’Reilly said with a slight grin. “No brotherhood is solidified more than going to battle, and hitting the other team together.” O’Reilly went on to say he will be helping the team by giving insight and advice, similar to what many former players in the program do. He was a part of four winning seasons, the last of which he helped New Blue capture the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference championship. That team graduated 14 seniors for its 2013 season, according to Whelan. The only starter from last year’s team who came back was the other co-captain, Marc Villalongue. Villalongue stood in the center of the team huddle at the conclusion of Sunday’s game for the last time and spoke. “This team has come a long way, we pretty much started the team this year from scratch,” Villalongue said. “I am really proud. The record doesn’t show it, but these guys just showed up and worked hard, and I told them that.” O’Reilly, like Villalongue, took a few moments to address the team for

the final time as a member, as well. “I told our guys to keep their heads up, it was a good year and a great learning experience,” O’Reilly said. “I stood up at the end and just had everyone look me dead in the eye, and I told them to not ever forget how it feels to lose.” Both O’Reilly and Villalongue spoke about the valuable playing time the younger players got, and how the future looks bright for the squad. Whelan reiterated their thoughts, and expressed some excitement moving forward. “We just have to keep building,” Whelan said. “Usually these younger kids wouldn’t play as much this year, but they had to because of our class that graduated last year. They will be more experienced.” Whelan also spoke briefly about the future of where New Blue plays, but emphasized the fact that the players need to maintain focus. “Hopefully long-term you see something out of Quinnipiac. In the short term, we just have to come back no matter where we play and make sure we are firing on all cylinders,” Whelan said. The day ended after Villalongue reflected on his time, peering into the distance as he spoke. “To be honest, this was probably the best four years of my life,” Villalongue said. “Being a part of this team was incredible.”

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A taste of rugby

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Margin of victory the women’s rugby team has outscored its opponents in 10 games this season.


Goals per game allowed by the men’s ice hockey team this season, good for fifth in nation.


Games this season in which the women’s soccer team has failed to score a goal.

athletes WEEK of the

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Clockwise from left: A Quinnipiac women’s rugby player tries to evade a tackle in Saturday’s game vs. Northeastern; Elena Orlando controls the ball in Saturday’s game; New Blue Rugby’s Paul Thompson breaks free of a defender in Saturday’s game vs. Central Connecticut State University.

Sam Anas Men’s ice hockey Freshman Anas collected three goals in a home-and-home sweep of Holy Cross. The forward scored the go-ahead goal in Friday’s 4-2 win at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. In addition, he posted two goals in Saturday’s 4-1 comeback victory. Anas now has a team-high six goals in just seven games. Matt eisenberg/CHRONICLE

Natalie Kosko Women’s rugby Sophomore Kosko finished with a career-high 30 points on six trys in Saturday’s 98-7 rout of Northeastern. Kosko recorded her previous high of five against Eastern Illinois on Aug. 31. Kosko has also scored 135 of those points and totaled 250 for her career in just her second season. bryan Lipiner/chronicle


Goals men’s soccer goalkeeper Jason Vancura has given up through four games in replacement of Borja Angoitia.


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Chelsea blue to Bobcat blue

Freshman bridges gap between London and Connecticut

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In making the transition from England football to Connecticut soccer, freshman Joanna Proctor has started 13 of 15 games for Quinnipiac. By Nick Palma Staff Writer

Soccer has been a dedicated passion for Joanna Proctor since the age of 9. Playing on numerous teams for many years, the sport had become a tradition. But the freshman defender for the Quinnipiac women’s soccer

team never thought her passion would spark the toughest decision of her life. Coming to Quinnipiac from Frimley, England, Proctor ultimately made the decision to come to the United States, not only to play soccer but to receive an education as well. “My parents at first were like, ‘It’s quite

far away you know. Would you be able to do that?’” Proctor said. “And then they kind of realized I had to do it. If I got the opportunity, I couldn’t miss out.” It was tough for John and Vicky Proctor to say goodbye to their only child, but they both understood playing soccer and attending school at Quinnipiac was the opportunity of a lifetime for their daughter. Proctor left behind great memories in England, some that helped get her recognized by the women’s soccer program. She played for the Chelsea Ladies Under-17 club, an affiliate of Chelsea F.C. Having a successful stretch with the club, she was given the chance to compete with some of the best players in England. “I started when I was quite young. I was about 9,” Proctor said. “At that age you just train and play other teams; we played Arsenal, Fulham, Charlton and other teams. And then I just kind of stayed in the system and I stopped playing for my regular club and carried on playing for Chelsea until last season.” There were many advantages that came along with playing for the Chelsea U-17 club. Proctor received the best training and coaching, as well as practicing at a professional facility, all which helped her become the player she is today. “The facilities and the training were just second to none,” Proctor said. “We trained at Cobham which is where the actual Chelsea men’s team train. All the facilities were amazing, all the coaching was brilliant so I had the best coaches I could have had, to make me a better player.” Proctor analyzed what it meant to play for Chelsea and then started to look further down the road and realized that she can go a long way with her talent.

She has gone a long way indeed, traveling more than 3,000 miles to get to where she is today. Starting in 13 of her first 15 games, Proctor has already established her ability to defend at a collegiate level in just her first year at Quinnipiac. But there are other responsibilities that come with being a soccer player at this university. “You get a sense of whether they just want to be here to have a good time or they want to be here for an education,” Quinnipiac head coach Dave Clarke said. “In some cases, players just want to be here for soccer.” It was important for Proctor to determine if Quinnipiac was the best choice, not just in terms of soccer but also in terms of a better education. Since she was overseas, she didn’t get the chance to visit the university prior to handing her enrollment papers to the admissions office. “I didn’t seriously look at any other school in the U.S. apart from Quinnipiac,” Proctor said. “In England, I kept my options open and I applied to college back in England, but I think it was just the coach [Clarke]. The way he wanted to play fit.” Proctor had to verify if Quinnipiac offered a degree she wanted to pursue for a career. She ultimately decided to declare her major in psychology. “Jo was a combination of all of the above,” Clarke said. “Wants to go to school in America, wants to be here for the long hall, wants to graduate. It was a good fit for the school, good fit academically.” Living in the United States has definitely been a drastic change for Proctor, but it was something that she was mentally prepared for. See Proctor Page 13

Building the brotherhood New Blue Rugby optimistic despite 2013 struggles By NICK SOLARI

Associate Sports Editor

It was a cool, crisp autumn Sunday afternoon at Hamden Middle School. The sun was shining down on all who gathered, looking on in anticipation as New Blue Rugby took the field for the final time in 2013. While the sun was shining down on the field, it was not shining on New Blue. The club rugby team lost to Central Connecticut State University in a blowout, ending its season at a 1-4 finish. At the end of the game, however, those standing by were just as proud as they had been on their way in three hours prior. Another year had gone by, and the New Blue brand was perhaps stronger than ever. Parents, Quinnipiac students and New Blue alumni filled the sideline half an hour before the start of the contest. The ‘regulars,’

as members of the team coined them, help create quite a unique atmosphere at every game. They are a tight-knit group of supporters who show up religiously to show their support. “You look at the sideline, at all the people, we are a family,” co-captain of New Blue Mike O’Reilly said. The game didn’t go as the team or the fans had planed. New Blue, as they so often do, came racing out of the gates to an early lead. Ultimately, Central Connecticut would provide too much firepower to handle. Jimmy Whelan, who graduated from Quinnipiac University last year and played with New Blue for four years, offered his take. “We came out firing and we played really See New Blue Page 14

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New Blue Rugby’s Evan MacDonald tries to find a gap to run in Sunday’s game vs. Central Connecticut State University.

The Quinnipiac Chronicle Issue 10, Volume 83  

The 10th issue of this year's Quinnipiac Chronicle.