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The million-dollar man Lahey second-highest paid private university president in state




Quinnipiac President John Lahey earned more than $1.2 million in 2011, $71,250 more than he made in 2010, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

President John Lahey was the second-highest paid private university president in Connecticut, earning $1,203,709 in 2011, according to data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Yale University’s President Richard Levin was the highest paid private university president in Connecticut in 2011, earning $1,652,543. In 2011, Lahey ranked as the 26th highest paid president at a private university in the country and earned more than any other Quinnipiac administrator, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. This means Lahey earned more than 95 percent of the presidents in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey. It would take 33.3 students paying full tuition to the university to pay for Lahey’s 2011 salary. Sophomore Kori MacDonald said it was “outrageous” that Lahey earned more than most university presidents in the country. “I think we do a good job of like making Quinnipiac the best it can be, but I think there are still more things that…some of that money could go to,” MacDonald said. See SALARY Page 4

Juniors involved in snowy car accident


It takes 33.3 students paying full-ticket tuition to pay for John Lahey’s full 2011 compensation, according to The Chronicle for Higher Education.

Snowy conditions caused at least two accidents in Hamden Monday morning. One accident involved junior Michael Slonina and junior Cierra Ponzo on Sherman Avenue at around 8:40 a.m. Slonina was driving with Ponzo in her car when they approached an accident up ahead. Slonina slowed down, but hit a snowbank on the road and spun out, according to Ponzo. “It was just a slow spin out,” Ponzo said. “I didn’t notice that we were actually going off the road until Mike was kind of freaking out.” Slonina parked on the side of the road, out of traffic, and the two called the university to ask for help, Ponzo said. Ponzo said she had just begun to feel safe when a large milk truck spun and hit the back of her car. “It was very slow motion, so I didn’t really know what was going to happen,” she said. “It looked like if he was going any faster it could have completely wiped out my side of the car, but because he was going so slow it just got the back, but at the time I was very very nervous. My heart was beating kind of fast.” Ponzo, Slonina and the truck driver were not injured, Ponzo said. The Hamden police determined See SNOW Page 3

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The university will revamp its emergency guide after adding armed senior public safety officers to public safety, according to administration. The Emergency Management Team will not change the entire emergency guide, but the updated version will account for the fact that armed public safety officers will be the first responders to an incident on campus, according to Chief of Public Safety David Barger. “And we’re not just talking about the active shooter,” Barger said. “We’re talking about snowstorms, we’re talking about fires, we’re talking about tornadoes, hurricanes or

whatever. We tend to lock in on the [active shooter], but there’s a lot of things that can go wrong.” Four nearby universities, Manchester Community College, Yale University, University of New Haven and Central Connecticut State University, had armed intruders or suspected armed intruders on campus in 2013. “It could happen here and we want to make sure that we have every safeguard in place,” Barger said. “We need to step up our game as we become a larger institution and this institution is larger than [last academic year] and there’s more national notice.” Professor of legal studies Jill Martin has her emergency guide

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taped to the wall in her office. “I hate the fact that the society is such that we have to be thinking about these things,” Martin said. “Anything can happen anywhere, but I don’t think you can live your life in fear. I don’t think everybody should be coming on campus, looking around their shoulder every time.” In an emergency, Public Safety will tell students what to do, which would differ depending on the situation, through the mobile Rave alert system, according to Barger. “We want them to do exactly what we tell them to do on that alert,” Barger said. “If it’s evacuate to the Burt Kahn gym, we want them to do that. If it’s shelter-in-place, we

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want them to shelter-in-place.” If an armed intruder were on campus, sophomore Maria Mucci would react depending on her location. “I would try to take cover somewhere,” she said. “If I was near the exit of the campus, I would run out.” Associate Professor of Political Science Jennifer Sacco said she would take action using resources in her classroom to keep her students calm in case of any emergency. “To keep students calm I guess we would have to just blockade everything with the furniture in the room to the best of our ability,” she said. “That’s easier in some classSee SAFETY Page 4


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Tips from Public Safety • Students who are walking outside should go to the nearest building, and everyone should stay where he or she is inside. • Professors and students in a classroom should lock and barricade the door, turn off the lights, close the blinds, silence phones and stay in the room until they are told they can leave. In other incidents, noise drew active shooters to classrooms. @quchronicle

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Students speak up: armed officers We talked to students on how they feel about senior public safety officers carrying arms.


“I think it is important that we do have security on campus that will be trained to deal with such events that will also be able to help us within that time that the police are able to get here. So they will be able to implement safety a whole lot sooner, which can make a huge difference in the lives of the students on campus.”


“I think it’s good that public safety officers have guns because college campuses are kind of dangerous these days, but I just wish that they put them in the hands of people that are more qualified, like Hamden police officers, and not retired cops.” -Rob Cowan freshman

-John Chiari junior


“I think that it’s an unfortunate necessity and it’s sad that we have go to a point where we need it, however, it is smart to be prepared for the worst.”

-Alexa Mcwhinnie

“I dont think it directly affects me, but it is a bit scary thinking of having multiple gunman around on campus.”



-Lien Vu freshman


“For me it’s not really a surprise, it’s kind of normal. My high school had armed guards too and so for them to be here at Quinnipiac it’s kind of the same thing.”

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-Tori Laugen freshman

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By Amanda Hoskins A rundown on news outside the Quinnipiac campus

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After the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, many awaited the release of his will. The 41-page will was read to his family Monday in Johannesburg. At a press conference, it was released that Mandela left behind a $4.1 million estate for the current ruling African National Congress, his family, local schools and former staff. Parts of the estate will be maintained by three trustees, hand-picked by Mandela prior to his death. Many disputes were raised about who in the family would continue his legacy and hold his investments, but it was stated in the will that his children and a select few of his grandchildren would receive $300,000. An additional trust was created to provide for 30 of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

With the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics just a day away, the snow preparation is more than underway for the Caucasus mountain peaks separating Europe and Asia. Seventy-five percent of the snow is man-made and the other 15 percent is natural snowfall accumulation. The snow, which measured 16-million cubic feet, was stored from last winter to put on the mountain if perhaps a warm winter did occur this past year, according to NBC. Through 403 operated forms of machine control, more than 20 million gallons of water were pumped from the two man-made ponds that sit at the mountain base.

The Mayor of New Haven, Toni Harp, took the stage Monday night for her State of the City address, and spoke of her hopes for the city in the near future. Harp talked about the safety of the streets of New Haven. Twenty homicides and 67 shootings were reported last year in New Haven, according to the New Haven Register. Although other crime numbers did have significant drops, 2013 had three more homicides reported than in 2012. In addition, Harp says she wants to calm the traffic in the city. Harp has many plans for the future of New Haven, which could potentially have an impact on students traveling to New Haven for internships and leisure time on the weekends.

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By MEGAN SLUHOCKI Contributing Writer

With sneaker company bases in New York, Israel, London, Detroit and others abroad, freshman Jordan Rosenberg rarely sleeps. “I’ll be doing my homework to [midnight] or 1, then start reading my emails and I’m up till 6,” Rosenberg said. Rosenberg created Yalla Kix, a custom sneaker company, in his junior year of high school. He worked under a company called Cali Kix, where he designed sneakers. With Rosenberg’s experience working for a top tier financial company in New York, business took off, despite the obstacles in the way. “I started my company with $180. I never asked my parents for money, and I never will,” he said. “It was hard because you don’t have a lot of white, ginger-haired Jewish kids designing sneakers.” Since his start in 2012, Rosenberg expanded his company and client base around the world. He has worked indirectly through sneaker companies with stars such as Flo Rida, Meek Mill, select New York Jets players, New York Giant players, Juelz Santana, Trinidad James and others. “I was never really big into ce-

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lebrities,” he said. “They would hit people up and be like, ‘we’ll do it for Instagram promotion, but give it to me for free.’ I didn’t need promotion like that; I’m very loyal to my customers.” Yalla Kix has also expanded its customer base globally. Sneakers are sold to places across the globe, selling to Israel, New York City, Long Island, Florida, Minnesota, Detroit, Texas, London, Russia and Belarus. “The big focus now is getting shoes overseas,” Rosenberg said. “I started to get really big in Israel; that was the first country right off the bat.” Along with the global market, Yalla Kix plans to expand into women’s wear, clothing and accessories in 2014. Rosenberg is currently trying to secure deals with Effectus Clothing, The High Life, LIR Clothing and Cronk Clothing. Rosenberg also plans to design custom Quinnipiac shoes such as sneakers, cleats and skates. “My dad played hockey here,” he said. “ I wear my Quinnipiac sneakers to all the games.” Rosenberg is a full-time unJordan Rosenberg began to apply his sneaker designs to his own company during his junior year of high school. MATT EISENBERG/CHRONICLE

dergraduate student majoring in finance. “My academics always come first,” he said. “I want people to like me for who I am and what I do as a person than just for my sneakers.” Rosenberg said he has a great support system for his work, both at home and at school. “Jordan is a hard worker,” freshman Marisa Pacheco said. “He is too nice to people and gives so much.” Rosenberg is also praised among his colleagues. “He’s got fire,” said Jason Osborne, owner of Osbornexink, a sneaker design company, and designer of Rosenberg’s first sneakers. “He is a solid dude, and I expect to see him somewhere someday, achieving whatever his definition of success is.” Over the next year, Yalla Kix plans to continue to expand into clothing and accessories. Yalla Kix plans to re-

lease a new version of Quinnipiac sneakers this month, with another new design to be released by the end of the year. “I want to inspire people, whether it’s by hearing my story or talking to me or messaging me on Facebook, I love to hear back from people,” Rosenberg said. “I’d love to work with new people, whether you’re a freshman, senior, incoming student, I don’t care. I’m always looking to talk to people and help them out.”


Car hit on Sherman Avenue SNOW from cover the truck driver was at fault for the accident. “My car is surprisingly drivable and there’s only just a very large dent in the back,” Ponzo said. “Everybody in the situation was fine. It was more just slippery and everybody slipped in one direction.” Hamden police told Ponzo she was one of the 20th accidents by that time this morning, Ponzo said. “Once [the university] saw the amount of accidents in Hamden, right down the roads and everything, I think they should have saw that as a warning sign to cancel classes [in the morning]” she said. “There was not much plows out at that time and I think that’s why there were so many accidents.” Senior Sarah Dors drove down from the York Hill campus to the Mount Carmel campus Monday. “[Classes] should have been cancelled earlier,” she said. “It was really slippery.” At around 11:30 a.m., the university announced it would close after 1 p.m. on Monday.

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RA info session begins Students who are interested in becoming a resident assistant or a community assistant must attend an information session this week. Residential Life will host information sessions today at noon in Carl Hansen Student Center room 119 and at 9 p.m. in Rocky Top Student Center room 311. There will also be an information session on Feb. 6 in Carl Hansen Student Center room 119 at noon and in Buckman Center room 129 at 9:15 p.m. The final information session will be Feb. 7 at noon in Carl Hansen Student Center room 120.

PRSSA Networking event This weekend PRSSA will hold a Networking Event for public relations students to meet with representatives from firms across the northeast. The event will be on Feb. 8 from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Students should dress business casual and bring their resumes and business cards. Students can pre-register for $5 by emailing The event costs $7 for those who do not pre-register.

New associate vice president for faculty affairs Professor of Physician Assistant Studies William Kohlhepp was named associate vice president for faculty affairs last week. Kohlhepp has worked at the university for 17 years, and has served in numerous positions, including associate dean for the School of Health Sciences. He also acted as the chair for the Faculty Senate for three terms. Before working at Quinnipiac, he was the administrative director of St. Raphael’s Occupational Health Plus. Kohlhepp’s new appointment will be effective July 1.

Students help community file taxes Students spent their Saturday assisting members of the surrounding communities with their taxes. The students, who are IRS-certified, helped individuals who make less than $52,000 a year to understand and complete their tax forms. Assistant Professor of Accounting Nelson Alino supervised the students. The students will be volunteering at the QU Online Building at 3039 Whitney Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday until April 12.

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Club promotes positive outlook on mental health By SARAH DOIRON Staff Writer

One in four adults on college campuses nationwide are dealing with or have dealt with a mental illness at some point in their life, according to research done by the non-profit national organization, Active Minds. Occupational therapy major Rachael Kuhn, health science major Nicole Bersey and nursing major Gillian Praetorius, all seniors, are working to spread mental health awareness with the new Active Minds chapter on campus. “The first step is acknowledging the fact that mental illness is a problem on college campuses, including Quinnipiac,” Kuhn said. “This is a topic that needs to be talked about because people are suffering from mental illness without knowing that it is OK to say they need help.” Active Minds met for their first on Jan. 27 with about 15 new members, when the group shared the mission statement and focused on “connecting with each other over past experiences,” according to Kuhn. Kuhn began her research on men-

tal health clubs when she was a freshman, looking for a way to address mental health on college campuses when she came across the Active Minds webpage. Kuhn said Active Minds is more directed toward college campuses and college students, and she thought this was the best choice out of all of the nonprofit organizations she researched. The organization was originally founded in 2000 by Alison Malmon during her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania soon after her brother, Brian Malmon, committed suicide, according to the Active Minds’ website. There are now 425 chapters on college campuses in America, including Quinnipiac’s. Kerry Patton, director of counseling services and Active Minds adviser, said she is “thrilled to be a part of Active Minds” as their adviser. “I think that no one has to be an expert on mental illness, but to be able to learn and educate one another on mental health is important,” Patton said.

Bersey said that she believes Active Minds will positively affect the community since it will create a network of support for students dealing with mental illnesses. “We want to promote mental health awareness around campus,” Bersey said. “We want to start talking about mental health positively and we don’t want people to be shy or embarrassed about these conversations.” Patton believes the group will help educate the community on mental illness and will reduce the stigma on campus. “Sometimes people just don’t feel comfortable to discuss the issue, or they may not understand what mental illness is,” Patton said. “It may not be the individual student but it may be one of their friends they are worried about.” The group plans to hold a variety of events including an event for National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) month in February, suicide prevention and stress management, according to Kuhn. “We would love to hear from students too if there are other top-

ics they would want to learn more about,” Patton said. A goal of the group is to make students who are dealing with or have dealt with mental illness more comfortable with talking about their situations, according to Bersey. “I think there is strength in numbers,” Bersey said. “If students see that there are people out there who are going through the same thing they have gone through or have a positive outlook on mental health, more people can come together and create conversation while not feeling nervous about it.” Kuhn said there is a stigma of mental illness that needs to be addressed on college campuses, and that Active Minds is promoting a more positive outlook. “A mental illness is something that we can’t see. There are so many people that automatically see mental illness as the extreme that is portrayed in movies and on television,” she said. “It gives all mental illnesses a bad reputation and people then become afraid to speak up and seek help.”

Lahey earned more than $1.2 million in 2011 Total compensation in 2011

John Lahey President


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SALARY from cover In 2010, Lahey made $1,132,539, meaning his salary increased $71,250 from 2010 to 2011, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is an increase of 6.3 percent. Freshman Jilian Pfiefer said Lahey has worked his way up to earn that money, but still called his salary “exuberant.” “I don’t think anybody needs to make a million dollars a year. People are happy to make six digits, let alone seven,” she said. “But I


would rather a president of an educational institution have a higher salary than say a pro athlete or a sports coach.” The second highest paid administrator in 2011, Senior Vice President for Finance Patrick Healy, made $611,150, which is $592,559 less than Lahey’s earnings, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost, earned $459,425 in 2011, and Donald Weinbach, vice president for development and alumni affairs,


Quinnipiac President John Lahey earned more than $1.2 million in 2011, $71,250 more than he made in 2010, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

made $452,543 in 2011. In 2011, Dean of the School of Medicine Bruce Koeppen earned $426,373, followed by Head Coach of Men’s Basketball Thomas Moore, who made $419,349, and Senior Vice President for Administration Richard Ferguson, who made $381,423, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The average full-time professor at the university made $121,800, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Although Lahey earned more than other Quinnipiac administra-

tors, his 2011 salary is less than his salary in 2008. In 2008, Lahey made $1,845,427, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Lahey’s higher salary in 2008 was due to “a large one-time reimbursement for major repairs and renovations to the president’s 23-yearold house which is used extensively for university events,” Vice President for Public Affairs Lynn Bushnell told The Chronicle in 2010. The university does not comment on employee compensation, Associate Vice President for Public Relations John Morgan said.

Barger: ‘it could happen here’ SAFETY from cover rooms than in others because in some classrooms the desks are bolted down to the floor.” Martin and Sacco were both concerned that, in some classrooms, the doors don’t lock from the inside. The Emergency Management Team is currently surveying the doors on campus to address this security problem, Barger said. “There’s certain rooms where I’d feel safer,” Sacco said. “I feel safer in Tator Hall because the walls are cinder block, so if we are hiding in a classroom I’d rather be there than

in [College of Arts and Sciences].” Yet, Sacco said situations where an active shooter comes onto campus are rare overall. “I’m not that worried about it,” she said. “Given the number of schools that exist in the United States, if we’re talking about high schools and colleges where we see these things happen, they’re rare, so I don’t think we’re at much of a risk for that.” Junior Justina Paproski said an armed intruder coming onto campus could happen at any time, anywhere. “I think everyone should be prepared regardless,” she said. “I don’t think you can put a probability num-

ber to it that.” If an active shooter were to be on campus, students should not confront the subject, Barger said. “It depends on what they’re faced with, whether if it’s with a handgun, a rifle [or] a shotgun,” he said. “The first thing that I would tell them is try to evade the situation as best they could.” Students should also be good witnesses and tell Public Safety if they see something suspicious, Barger said. Public Safety takes every perceived threat seriously, Barger said. “There’s no such thing as overreaction to it,” he said. “You have to

follow out that information and do what you need to do to mitigate whatever threat it is, right until the end from point A to point Z. You have to do everything in order to ensure that everyone is going to be safe.” The Department of Public Safety plans to put information on Blackboard about what the university community should do in these emergency situations, Barger said. The university will also hold meetings for students, faculty and staff to teach them these procedures. The university is still determining the best way to make sure all students get this information, according to Barger.

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Opinion TWEETS OF THE WEEK Sledding on lunch trays was definitely a top five Quinnipiac experience @DanJalbert1 Dan Jalbert I knew it snowed last night from the 5 a.m. alarm I got from the QU snow plows #quinnipiacproblems @allisonflo92 Allison Florentino I slept through the call where Quinnipiac cancelled classes and now I have to live vicariously through everyone’s tweets ‫@‏‬abckt123 Katie Smith I guess snow days inspire EVERYONE at Quinnipiac to go on a health kick. #gymispacked #peopleeverywhere @AlexandraLorca7 Alexandra Lorca Gotta love when your professor puts a sign on the door cancelling class instead of emailing... #quinnipiacproblems @daylilylisi11 Elisia


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Start talking, QU Remove the stigma behind mental illnesses How often do you say that someone they might not want to burden other people with it. People who don’t have menis crazy, depressed, bipolar, OCD, tal illnesses might not understand etc? These words are often thrown them because it’s hard to relate to around and usually under circumsomething they’ve never had to stances that aren’t necessarily true. deal with before. Mental illnesses are very prevalent Blindness is something that and need to be talked about more. stays with you forever just Mental disorders are common like a mental illness could in the United States and intoo. The difference is that ternationally. An estimated we can see physical prob26.2 percent of Americans lems, and we were taught ages 18 and older — about how to deal with them one in four adults — suffer and how to deal with peofrom a diagnosable mental ple who are for example disorder in a given year, acblind or deaf. But what cording to the National Instiwe aren’t taught is how tute of Health. SARAH HARRIS to deal with people who are menPeople are always saying negArts & Life Editor @sarah_harris7 tally ill. We learn about the differative things, and how often do you ent types of illnesses but we never think to yourself that you don’t want to be around negative people? It ends learn how to deal with them because we up being easier to separate yourself from the can’t necessarily see them. Because people negativity rather than dealing with it direct- don’t learn how to deal with things such as ly. Think of it this way: when you notice that mental illnesses, it becomes harder to talk someone is blind, you might go the extra about. If you take a look at the recent shootings, step to help them. But when someone makes their status that they don’t feel like getting some reasons for the shootings have to do out of bed today and haven’t been happy in with the fact that the person who had the gun months, how many times do we rush over to may have had a mental illness. How many times do you hear in post-shooting interask if they’re OK? There seems to be a double-sided stigma views that people knew something was off when it comes to mental illnesses. People about the person but never said anything? It who have mental illnesses might think that is after these incidents happen that people it’s weird and that no one is going to un- are willing to say something rather than sayderstand what they are going through or ing something before it happened.

For example, a former teacher of Adam Lanza noticed some strange behavior. The former teacher told investigators that Lanza would write disturbing passages, “obsessing” over war and destruction, and that his work was “so graphic that it could not be shared,” reported If everyone starts taking these necessary extra steps, we might be able to prevent incidents from occurring. To make it more personal for Quinnipiac students, look at the commotion about senior public safety officers carrying guns. Many students had different things to say about the guns and whether they were for it or against it, or that the reason for the guns was because of recent events with other shootings. But what about those recent events? Has anyone thought that maybe it could have something to do with the people with the guns? Quinnipiac offers limited resources to students. A new club about mental health, Active Minds, was just created. It’s organizations like these where people can learn more about mental health. Instead of getting emails about officers getting guns, maybe we should be receiving emails about this new club on campus. Or more facilities that the university has to offer for people to learn about mental illnesses. If we start talking, we can start taking steps toward helping people and creating awareness.

Super Bowl has become less about the game commercials and the epic halftime show. The first thing I saw online the day Advertisements to fill a 30-second after the big game was a link on slot cost about $4 million, with some Google that would redirect me companies buying multiple slots, to a website to vote on the best such as Bud Light and Doritos. commercials that night. Companies are utilizing their funds People prefer to rave or rant to catch our attention, but they have about the concert and commercials many hooked before their work is than watch the athletes who worked even aired. all season to arrive at the big Last year, the Nielsen show. The Super Bowl has poll determined that 51 become more a day for percent of people tuned corporations than the in for the entertainment players who earned not provided by the their spot in it. IAN MCCRACKEN Associate Sports Editor players. It is hard to Despite the lopsided @IMcCracken0014 deny that marketing has become event that was the Super Bowl, the real sense of anticipation for with the Seahawks dominating the Broncos 43-8, few people can really Super Bowl Sunday. Companies pour all this say they are watching it for the game money into enticing the viewers to indulge anymore. It is hard to blame them, though, in their product, be it a bag of chips or a when television companies are the one’s $70,000 Maserati, and they have been doing facilitating the sensationalism in the form of so for quite some time.

In the 1967 Super Bowl, a 30-second slot cost only $40,000. From there a trend was born and advertisers knew that with a mass audience in front of the television screen, they could reach out to multiple demographics. Apple aired what is debatebly the greatest advertisement of all time in 1984, based off of the George Orwell novel. Apple set the precedence for generating the best possible Super Bowl commercials, where a massive audience would be watching. Today, that record audience is waiting for the humorous and sometimes touching advertisements, along with the anticipated halftime show. Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers took stage a year after Beyonce literally turned the lights out, a fact that social media would not let anyone forget. The advent of Twitter and Facebook has led to the detraction of the game: the Nielsen poll revealed two-thirds of the viewers visit these sites mid-game.

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From Dr. Mark Thompson, Executive Vice President and Provost

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Last week I announced that the university has made a decision to arm some of our Public Safety Officers in an effort to increase the safety and security of the Quinnipiac community. The announcement was met with widespread understanding and support from within our university community, local police departments and parents of our students. While any concerns were minimal, I want to respond to them with the hope that this provides some reassurance that the decision was sound and that the implementation is being undertaken with the greatest care. The decision came after a careful analysis of what is appropriate to enhance the provision of a safe and secure environment. The analysis was conducted with the assistance of an external expert in campus safety. It was a detailed and careful effort. Factors that were considered include recognition that there have been an increased number of serious incidents on college campuses nationwide. Various case studies of serious incidents on other campuses indicate the benefit of armed personnel with regard to rapid response time and familiarity with the campus and layout of various buildings. We benefit from a strong working relationship with the Hamden and North Haven Police Departments; however, in the event of serious incident response times are impacted by available resources and other situations being handled within the towns at any given time. In the end, it was obvious that creating an armed component within the Department of Public Safety is the responsible thing to do. As a campus community, we are most fortunate to have a high quality, professional and experienced Department of Public Safety. All of our Public Safety Officers are highly committed individuals who play a substantive role in the safety and security of our

campuses. All of our Public Safety Officers participate in important and ongoing training. With regard to the Public Safety Officers who will be armed and serve in the role of first responder, these officers have multiple years of experience with the Connecticut State Police, various municipal police departments and the FBI. They are certified to carry a firearm and they are highly trained. The university has adopted strict, ongoing training protocols and a new “Use of Force” policy all designed on the best practices of other universities. Among our armed Public Safety Officers we are fortunate to have trainers certified by the Connecticut State Police with specific expertise in campus security. In addition to developing the armed public safety component, several other measures to enhance safety and security have been put into place or are being implemented. Enhanced communications capability with both the Hamden and North Haven police departments has been established. New standard operating procedures are being developed that improve the effectiveness of a coordinated response in the event of an emergency and enhance joint training efforts between our Department of Public Safety and local police departments. Within our campus community, training in emergency response will be offered throughout the spring semester. Assessment of any additional measures to improve safety is ongoing. The university takes it core values of providing high quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a sense of community among all members of the Quinnipiac family very seriously. A necessary condition for realizing these values is a safe and secure environment for all members of our community. I am most appreciative for your support.

Quinnipiac students squirm when they hear scholars give lectures on black history. More often than not, these lectures have niches. If the word “diversity.” It is the first thing we you want to know about musicians in the hear in our student orientations, our QU civil rights movement, there is most like101 classes and entry level English ly a lecture about it. Between two major classes. In ways, the word diversity universities and the whole city, there is is just a filler that connects two sentences together when trying 2. Entertainment to make a smart sounding bound to be a program that point. But what is it? picques your interest. Diversity is not about acHave you ever wanted to knowledging race or religion try soul food? Or maybe even Ethioin mandatory readings, but truly pian food? Give it a go! There are tons getting out of a comfort zone of places in the area that could cater to and experiencing cultures first your cultural education. The Yale Rephand. In honor of Black Hisertory theatre often has special plays for tory Month, how about we put Black History Month (plus, ask about a down the QU 101 readers and acstudent discount). Get outside the Quinniquire knowledge first hand. piac bubble. Martin Luther King Jr. never told people to learn about diversity 3. New experiences through over-priced textbooks; he Go to a place you’ve never been bepreached in front of hundreds, teaching fore, walk to a place other than Urban others about the power of peace and Outfitters in New Haven. Go to a goodness. Harriet Tubman did not help others by sitting in a circle dis- ANNA WAGNER club on LGBT night, go to a theStaff Writer ater and watch a weird foreign film. cussing “diversity,” she led people @AnnaKatWagner Do anything that is out of your culto freedom by making her own way out. Barack Obama did not become president tural comfort zone. Be a fly on the wall and by reading about inequality, he saw it first understand how others live. Understanding a hand in the slums of Chicago. This month is person’s culture influences tolerance and aca time to celebrate diversity in your own way. ceptance. All of the individuals that we honor this 1. Lectures and seminars month taught the same messages: tolerance, Here is your chance to learn as much as love and knowledge. What better way to honor you can about black history. New Haven and those than to honor one another and to celeYale (and Quinnipiac) often have fantastic brate the diversity all around us.

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.

Sports are gender-neutral players, the coaches, the announcers, Being a sports studies minor, I even the reporters, but over the expected the sports studies classes to years things began to change be filled with a bunch of guys and when women entered the scene. athletes. But what I didn’t expect If you have ever taken Sports was that most of the classes are Studies 101 then you’d know actually full of girls. Now you all about both male and female might be thinking that we are star athletes throughout all in the class to meet history, and women have guys, but the more classes always struggled to gain I attend, the more I realize acceptance into the sports girls, including me, know world. about sports too. More and more women Everyone knows that are becoming reporters, ever since the creation of coaches, producers, professional sports, men MEGAN MAHER photographers, or any have always been at the Photography Editor @meganmaher4 number of possibilities within a top of their game. They are the

world seemingly dominated by men. In the 1970s having a woman as a sports reporter was almost unheard of, however; as of 2008, women make up 9 percent of all American sports reporters. It may seem small, but it’s a huge improvement compared to 40 years ago. When people hear about reporters Erin Andrews or Hannah Storm, they may seem like just pretty faces. But these reporters have to have a knowledge of the sport they are reporting; they need to know the statistics, the rules and the players behind the game. As a photographer, I need to know where to look to get the perfect shot. Coaches need the perfect strategy to win the game, and producers like Molly Solomon, the first female to produce a sports show on a national

sports channel, needs to know the game to get the best ratings. As for the fans, well there are other ways to choose a team besides their uniforms or hot players. The numbers may be small, but women have gained a lot of power within the sports world. Title IX has given females the opportunity to play any sport they want. Schools have begun teaching classes on sports. The number of female students in these classes is continually rising. Sports reporters have started using women who are more than just a pretty face. A demographic study on women in sports hasn’t been done in a few years, but the numbers are probably a lot higher than you’d expect. So, have I broken the stereotype yet?


Do you think Senior Public Officers should carry weapons? 49% Yes 17% Undecided

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skin savers

Cold weather in the northeast means being reintroduced to a lot of great things that were forgotten during the summer months. Winter means marshmallows in your hot chocolate, snowflakes and wearing scarves. But the below-freezing temperatures can also mean cracked and dry skin, chapped lips and staticy hair. Here are tips on how to survive this winter. Written by SARAH HARRIS AND SARA KOZLOWSKI Photography by SARAH HARRIS Design by KATIE O’BRIEN AND HANNAH SCHINDLER

Chapstick "Burt's Bees always does wonders for my lips," junior Kyle Gallatin said. Burts Bees Nourishing chapstick has ingredients such as sunflower oil and coconut oil. Coconut oil alone makes a great dupe for chapstick. You can buy sunflower or coconut oil at organic food stores and also get more bang for your buck.

Anti-static Hair gets super dry and staticy in the winter. The bathroom stalls at Quinnipiac seem to be attracted to staticy hair and makes it stick up even more. Hair always acts like a magnet and sticks to the door when someone tries to close it, which can be frustrating. Instead of buying expensive anti-static hair products, use dryer sheets! You just rub them on your hair and it gets rid of the static, plus you smell like fresh laundry, which could be a good or bad thing, not sure.

Skincare 101

There are numerous causes of dry skin. Below are a few reasons your skin might be drying out, according to Mayo Clinic. -dry air caused by indoor heating -harsh soaps -hot showers -sun exposure

Self-tanner These winter months also mean daylight savings, which means less exposure to sunlight and pale skin. Attaining a soft glow and slight tan can be easy and inexpensive. Cosmopolitan magazine compiled a list of some of the best self-tanners. Jergens Natural Glow & Protect was rated in the top 8 best selftanners of 2013 by Cosmopolitan.


“In general, your skin is driest in winter, when temperatures and humidity levels plummet,” Mayo Clinic states on its website. Tori Eigner, a junior, says she likes using Aveeno’s “daily moisturizing lotion” on a regular basis. Aveeno’s website lists it as a bestseller with a 4.8 rating out of five stars. “It’s really thick, but rubs in smooth and moisturizes my skin all year round,” Eigner said.

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Life after Monteith’s death

Lip Exfoliant/Scrub Lips feelings super dry this winter? Try this do-it-yourself lip scrub that exfoliates and moisturizes. -S. Harris

Ingredients: Brown sugar Honey Vaseline

Lea Michele opened up to Teen Vogue about getting over the death of fiancé, Cory Monteith, by saying her “insane love” has “morphed into the strength” she currently has. Since the death of Monteith, Michele has immersed herself in her work. Her first solo, titled “Louder” debuts on Feb. 28. The “Glee” star opened up to the magazine also saying that she believes Monteith is always watching over her.

Bieber’s new career

The brown sugar acts as the exfoliant, the honey keeps it all together and the Vaseline adds moisture when you wipe it off. Step 1: Mix these ingredients all together Step 2: Apply to your lips Step 3: Wipe it off with a napkin. Lips will be left feeling exfoliated and moisturized.

Any fan of Justin Bieber, or any Instagram follower of his, knows that he is a fan of body art. Perez Hilton revealed that recently Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, revealed that the pop star wants to take a break from music and open up his own tattoo parlor. Bieber has shared the dream of opening a tattoo parlor with his dad, Jeremy, for a while now, according to Braun. The “Baby” singer believes he has been “too busy” with making music and touring, so opening a high-end tattoo parlor will be the breath of fresh air he needs.



BuzzFeed Takes Over Social Media


The Royal Family goes broke

Sushi Line Hours



As if students weren’t faced with enough distractions in their daily lives, websites like BuzzFeed are completely taking over. While some may deem these lists and quizzes pointless, other Quinnipiac students welcome the interruption if it means answering that very important, life-altering question: what food best matches your personality? There’s no denying just how popular BuzzFeed has become, especially in recent months. But what makes the website so successful? Just when we thought social media websites like Facebook and Twitter had accomplished all they had set out to do, BuzzFeed is providing students with a brand new reason to scroll through their newsfeeds and timelines. The latest trend online is sharing links to your favorite articles with friends through social media, which is proving to be the most efficient way to enjoy all that BuzzFeed has to offer. Instead of sorting through hundreds of articles about everything under the sun, from politics to the “21 Times Justin Timberlake Wore Some Very Cringeworthy Fashions,” the ability to click directly on the links to your friends’ favorite BuzzFeed stories has completely changed the way we use and enjoy the website. Gone are the days when life updates and pictures from last weekend dominated your newsfeed, and many are thrilled to see these posts replaced with BuzzFeed’s most entertaining content. Quinnipiac junior Cassondra Funk believes the presence of BuzzFeed articles on social media is the driving force behind the current craze. “I’ve known about BuzzFeed for a while, but I definitely think that social media has helped increase its popularity,” Funk said. “You can’t go on any social media anymore without seeing at least a couple links to their articles, and they’re almost always the funniest ones.” For those who still enjoy browsing the hundreds of pages of content on the website, you may run into some hidden gems, like the quiz to find the name of your soul mate and the “21 Reasons Why Old People Are The Best People on the Internet.” BuzzFeed is one trend that’s completely deserving of the buzz. -L. Goldstein

Many sushi lovers at Quinnipiac would probably say that the sushi here is far superior to anything provided by Chartwells in the cafe. It’s prepared right before your eyes so it’s fresh, safe and delicious. Based on observations, there is a noticeable popularity with the sushi line, attracting both upper and lower classmen. The lines can be long, but it’s always worth it. There are really no complaints when it comes to the sushi line except for one thing–the hours. The sushi bar has become a go-to lunch for many students on campus. The sushi bar is unique and so much better than constantly ordering a burger at B.Y.O.B. or grabbing a plate of pasta everyday. It’s also one of the cafe’s healthier options for hungry students looking for nourishment between classes. They offer a variety of sushi but not at a variety of times. Most people tend to eat sushi for lunch or dinner, but with the way the hours are set up, it’s only available for breakfast and lunch. Usually for breakfast people like to eat classic breakfast foods like eggs, bacon, pancakes, oatmeal, french toast, cereal, anything of that nature. But sushi? That’s the last thing people would even think about eating for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong. Sushi is great, but there’s something about eating raw fish first thing in the morning that really grosses me out. Most people would be willing to eat sushi for dinner and since the line has been so successful, why are the hours so limited? The sushi line could be even more successful if hours were extended. The sushi line hours should just shift a little. So, instead of opening in the morning, it could open at noon. And, instead of closing at 3 p.m., it could close at 7 p.m. With these new hours, even more people would be able to appreciate the sushi line and have more freedom deciding when they can get it. –S. Kozlowski

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E! News has revealed the royal family is down to its last million. According to the Commons Public Accounts Committee, 87-year-old Queen Elizabeth II has been overspending the family’s fortune. The published report said, the monarchy went from $58 million in 2001 to $1.6 million in 2014. While the bank account is running low, a number of the royal palaces are in “dangerous or deteriorating” conditions. The report stated 40 percent of them are “below acceptable standards.”

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passes away

Hoffman was found in his apartment dead on Sunday morning. He was seen on Saturday withdrawing money, investigators said he withdrew $1,200 while talking to two men who with messenger bags. After he failed to show up to pick up his kids from his ex-wife’s house, Hoffman’s actor friend found him dead on his bathroom floor with a syringe in his arm according to

Demi sends her best to Ke$ha

After pop star Ke$ha checked herself into Timberline Knolls Treatment Center for an eating disorder, former patient Demi Lovato sent Ke$ha her best. Demi not only wished the “Timber” singer best wishes, but told a radio interviewer that Ke$ha is in “the best hands.”

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BEHIND the name

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Every name has a meaning behind it. Whether you were named after your grandfather or an aunt, you have a story to tell. Typically, our parents pick our names. In some cases, your siblings choose it. Here are five students who revealed the story behind their name. Written, photographed and designed by MATT EISENBERG HANNAH SCHINDLER also contributed to this piece

hello, my name is Regan Kelliher Her parents were big fans of President Ronald Reagan, so they named one of their daughters after him. Spelled without the first ‘a,’ Regan Kelliher appreciates how unique her name is, given its backstory. “Roosevelt or Lincoln wouldn’t have worked as my first name,” she jokes.

hello, my name is AJ Sumbry Though his full name is Aula Maarufu Sumbry Jr., he goes by “AJ” because his father had the same name as him and people would get confused when they were in the same room. His full name means “better than I was” and “well-informed” in Swahili. “Growing up, [my dad] sort of forced it into my head,” AJ says.

hello, my name is Raye-Lani Nyhuis

Raye-Lani’s parents initially thought they were going to have a boy and were going to name her after her great-grandfather Ray. When she was born, her mother had a Hawaiian Kahuna name her. He picked “Kukunaocala,” which means “rays of the sun that blanket the earth.” She still named her after her great-grandfather, but decided on Raye-Lani, as “Lani” means “heaven” in Hawaiian. “It is like he is watching over me from heaven,” she says. Her last name, Nyhuis, is Dutch and means “new house.”

Tyler Appleby

Both of Tyler’s parents were married and had two children before they married each other. His four older siblings (Kristen, Diana, Jay and Bobby) decided to name him “Tyler” because he was, literally, the tiebreaker. “It’s TIE-ler,” he says. His last name “Appleby” has roots in England and Scotland, but deeper roots to Vikings. It means “The town of apples.”

hello, my name is Kenisha McFadden

Kenisha, named after one of her distant cousins who lived in New Orleans, means “beautiful woman.” Her last name originates from her father’s side. She says because of her family’s ancestry, her family took on the last name “McFadden” from its slave owner, as slave owners typically gave their slaves their last name. “A lot of people get confused when they meet me because it’s such an Irish-heavy name,” she says.

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Swede dreams

‘UJ’ to compete in second Olympics SWEDEN from page 16 points and fourth in assists. When Team Sweden announced its Olympic roster on Jan. 14, Quinnipiac head coach Rick Seeley expressed how proud he was of the forward. “She has always represented our program, and Quinnipiac University with class and maturity,” he said in a press release. “UJ was determined to make her National team and compete in her second Olympics. The fact that she has achieved that goal supports our belief in her, and our decision to wholeheartedly support her dream.” Uden Johansson said she was at an athlete gala when she got a phone call from Niclas Högberg, Sweden’s head coach. She left her table so she could talk to him, and after a few minutes, he told her she made the team. When she got back to her table, she said she couldn’t stop smiling.

“The relief I felt then was something else,” she said. “I was just so happy and satisfied that it was all worth it.” The Olympics are covered by numerous countries all over the world. In 2010, she wasn’t as used to the media attention or the larger crowds in the stands. When she stepped onto the ice for her first game, she said it was a surreal moment. “The adrenaline and the atmosphere was just awesome,” she said. Uden Johansson said she has heard from friends and family all over the world who have been supporting her, especially come the opening ceremony on Friday. “I’ll put down my Canadian flag long enough to wish Erica, and her Swedish teammates, the best of luck in Sochi,” Seeley said. Team Sweden will play in Group B preliminary rounds. Sweden first plays Japan on Feb. 9 and then plays Germany on Feb. 11 and Russia on


Erica Uden Johansson will be competing in the Winter Olympics for the second time, as she previously represented Sweden in 2010 Feb. 13. pect. She also said she has learned now that the game will be the same With one Olympic tournament how to control her nerves and emo- as if we were playing it any other under her belt, Uden Johansson said tions. time,” she said. “Just go out and do she knows a bit more of what to ex“I was really nervous, but I know my best is all I need to do.”

ESPN’s Buccigross speaks at QU By MATT EISENBERG Senior Managing Editor

John Buccigross remembers his days working at TV stations in Cape Cod and in Providence. Even though he is now a high-profiled anchor at ESPN, he still works as hard as if he was trying to get his foot in the door. “Whatever you want to do, it is there for the taking right now,” Buccigross said when he spoke at Quinnipiac Wednesday afternoon in front of an audience of more than 100 people. “If you just have any kind of energy, any kind of heart, any kind of willingness, any kind of humility.” Wearing a light grey sweatshirt, dark grey jeans and light grey sneakers, Buccigross spoke for 45 minutes in Buckman Theatre to answer students’ questions, varying from how he prepares for a broadcast to the creation of his “#BucciOvertimeChallenge,” a hashtag he uses for hockey fans to guess who will score a game-

winning goal if a post-season NHL game goes into overtime. “John provided essential information for students to learn if they wish to pursue careers in sports journalism,” said Rich Hanley, associate professor of journalism and director of the graduate program in journalism. Buccigross, who attended Heidelberg University, emphasized the importance of having a strong work ethic not just in sports, but in all careers. He said he didn’t call in sick in his five years when he worked for Cape 11 News in Cape Cod or his two years for WPRI-TV in Providence. He said he didn’t miss his first day at ESPN until his 11th year. “My Ripken streak was over,” Buccigross said with a laugh. An ESPN employee since 1996, Buccigross provided the crowd with honest answers about his thoughts on other professional broadcasters (he admires the detail Mike “Doc” Em-

rick puts into broadcasting), the emergence of Fox Sports 1 in comparison to ESPN (“We are a monster.”) and his prominent hashtag during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and other select hockey games (“I never in a million years thought it would take off like this.”). “I thought everyone in attendance was very receptive to what he had to say,” Q30 General Manager Jon Alba said. Buccigross said his passion for sports rooted from his adopted father. He grew up watching legendary Boston Bruins players like Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito, and his love for all sports — not just hockey — took off. “I just couldn’t get enough,” Buccigross said. Buccigross typically co-hosts the 11 p.m. weeknight edition of “SportsCenter,” but occasionally broadcasts college hockey games. Last year, he broadcasted the Frozen

Four for ESPN. “I was just blown away,” Buccigross said, recollecting memories of the first Frozen Four he attended. “It was the coolest thing. The Thursday/ Saturday games, the bands, people walking around outside with jerseys. It had a big impact on me. I was hooked from that moment on.” When Buccigross anchors and broadcasts, he said he has three goals in mind when telling a story. He wants to entertain, inform and inspire. “Those three things were always my kind of foundation,” he said. Added Alba: “I think that would be something valuable for people to pick up on.” The most rewarding part of his job, he says, is the paycheck so he can continue to make a living. But No. 2 on his list is the ability to meet people, from athletes like Ray Bourque to other ESPN personalities. “I’ve been into sports since I was

4, I will be until the day I die,” Buccigross said. “It would be harder if it was something that you didn’t truly love.” Hanley, who helped organize the event, said the key element in Buccigross’ session was how he emphasized persistence, hard work and trying new things. As an example, Buccigross said he helped “SportsCenter” come up with its “3 Stars” segment toward the end of its show. “The guy’s at the top of his game, and he’s constantly trying to get better,” Hanley said. “He knows he’s not good enough, and that’s the thing that drives him.” When he first took the stage, Buccigross was reminded of when he was a college student: wide-eyed, naive and with high hopes to make it in the real world. “I love coming back and letting them know there is a chance,” he said.

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Olympics preview The XXII Winter Olympic Games, the 22nd of its kind, are set to begin on Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia. The games will feature 88 total nations, and there will be 98 events derived from 15 winter sports. There will be 12 new competitions in this year’s events, including women’s ski jumping and half-pipe skiing. Olympic Park was constructed in Imeretinsky Valley on the coast of the Black Sea to host the games, while the snow events will be held in Krasnaya Valley. The Olympic Park project, including Fisht Olympic Stadium, is estimated to have cost over $51 billion to construct. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympic competition in Russia since 1980’s games were held in Moscow. Written by NICK SOLARI, NICK PALMA, ALEC

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Bobsleigh The United States is looking strong in every bobsleigh event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In the men’s two-man, men’s four-man and women’s events, USA is predicted to win a medal by numerous sources. In the men’s two-man event, Americans Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton are predicted to win silver medals, according to Fox News, falling behind Switzerland’s Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann. Holcomb looks to continue his legacy in the Olympics. In 2010, Holcomb took home the gold medal from Vancouver in the four-man event, breaking records for the fastest start and fastest track time. Holcomb and Langton, along with Nick Cunningham and Cory Butner look to win a consecutive gold medal in the men’s four-man event for the United States. Their big competition will be Germany and the host Russia. Germany finished with a silver in the last Olympics and Russia looks to win a medal at its own Olympics. A familiar face from the Summer Olympics will be participating in the women’s bobsleigh event. Former medal-winning track and field star Lolo Jones will be racing with former track and field star Lauryn Williams for the United States, but the two will have their hands full with Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse and another American team made up of Elana Meyers and Aja Evans.

The United States men’s ice hockey team will aim to medal for the second-consecutive Winter Olympics next week in Sochi after finishing silver in 2010. In 2010 in Vancouver, U.S.A. finished second to Canada, falling to it 3-2 in overtime in the gold-medal game. NHL stars Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel and captain Zach Parise return from the 2010 team. Ryan Miller, Jimmy Howard and Hamden’s own Jonathan Quick will compete for the starting goaltender job. Connecticut locals Max Pacioretty and Kevin Shattenkirk were also selected to this year’s squad. With strong rosters from Canada and Sweden, some predict the United States to take bronze in this year’s competition. U.S.A.’s main strength will be its goaltending. Miller, Howard and Quick have recorded save percentages of .925, .916 and .913 in 2013-14, as of Sunday night. Notable stubs from the 2014 team include Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators and Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders. This season, Ryan has scored 20 goals, also adding 22 assists. Okposo has registered 24 goals to go along with 34 assists, good for 58 points.


Ski jump This year, the U.S. men’s ski jumping team is ambitious to finally bring home a medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The team consists of young, talented and motivated U.S. athletes who have shown the potential to compete against the best from around the world. One of these young athletes includes Nick Fairall, who won the U.S. Olympic trials in December. Joining him on the American squad are Nick Alexander, Peter Frenette and Andres Johnson. For the men, there are two individual events that include distances of 70 and 90 meters, with each athlete able to get two jumps. The athlete with the highest combined score will win the event. There will also be a team competition at 90 meters involving four-man teams. This event was added to the Olympic games back in 1988. Now that the sport has finally added a women’s competition in this year’s Olympics, ski jumping is finally breaking new ground. Although women have been participating in the sport for more than a century, the International Olympic Committee finally announced that a women’s ski jumping event was to be added for Sochi on April 6, 2011. Jessica Jerome received her ticket to the 2014 Winter Olympics by winning the U.S. Olympic trials. Other names to watch include Sarah Hendrickson, who still made the team despite tearing her ACL, MCL and meniscus in her right knee back in August, along with Lindsey Van. Jumping begins on Feb. 8 with the men’s qualifications on the normal hill and inaugurates Feb. 17 with the team competition.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL Canisius 86, QU 74 – Thursday Zaid Hearst: 33 points, 6 rebounds Ike Azotam: 12 points, 9 rebounds Evan Conti: 11 points, 8 assists QU 103, Siena 95, OT – Saturday Hearst: 25 points, 8 rebounds Ousmane Drame: 17 points, 12 rebounds Umar Shannon: 21 points WOMEN’S BASKETBALL QU 93, Niagara 78 – Saturday Jasmine Martin: 24 points Samantha Guastella: 15 points, 12 rebounds Ellen Cannon: 17 points MEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU 8, Dartmouth 1 – Friday Connor Jones: 2 goals Travis St. Denis: 2 goals Matthew Peca: 1 goal, 2 assists WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU 3, Dartmouth 1 – Friday Chelsea Laden: 15 saves Morgan Fritz-Ward: 1 goal Emma Woods: 1 goal Nicole Connery: 1 goal QU 2, Harvard 2, OT – Friday Shiann Darkangelo: 1 goal, 1 assist Kelly Babstock: 1 assist Woods: 1 goal Laden: 24 saves WOMEN’S TENNIS BU 7, QU 0 – Friday ACROBATICS & TUMBLING QU 279.575, Gannon 260.895 – Saturday

Women’s ice hockey tops Dartmouth

GAMES TO WATCH MEN’S BASKETBALL QU vs. Rider – Saturday, 2 p.m. QU vs. Marist – Monday, 7 p.m. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL QU at Monmouth – Friday, 7 p.m. QU vs. Canisius – Sunday, 1 p.m. MEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU vs. Clarkson – Friday, 7 p.m. QU vs. St. Lawrence – Saturday, 7 p.m. WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU at Clarkson – Friday, 7 p.m. QU at St. Lawrence – Saturday, 3 p.m. MEN’S TENNIS QU at St. Joseph’s – Friday, 8:30 p.m. QU at Deleware – Saturday, 6 p.m. MEN’S LACROSSE QU at Dartmouth – Saturday, 1 p.m.

By IAN MCCRACKEN Associate Sports Editor

The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team rallied late to defeat Dartmouth 3-1 Friday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. A goal by Morgan Fritz-Ward proved to be the game-winner. Olivia Brackett fired a shot at Dartmouth goalie Lindsay Holdcroft, which deflected off her pads and right to the stick of Fritz-Ward, who sealed the deal. “I saw Brackett breaking for the net,” Fritz-Ward said. “She shot for the rebound and fortunately I was in the right spot at the right time to bang it home.” Before the eventual game winner, Kelly Babstock added to her points total by crossing the puck across to Emma Woods on the right side, who placed her shot just inside the post, to tie the game with 43 seconds left in the period. It was good for Babstock’s 23rd assist and Woods’ ninth goal on the season. “I think we felt pretty confident,” Quinnipiac head coach Rick Seeley said on the team’s morale going into the third. “It was great to get it before the third, but it definitely gave us a boost going in.”

The final goal came from Nicole Connery with 2:17 left in the third period, when Meghan Turner found her open on the opposite side. The only Dartmouth goal came with just over eight minutes left in the second half. Emma Korbs, with the puck at the blue line, fired a slap shot. Laden went low as the puck sailed high right. “She was just screened on that play,” Seeley said. “So it was imperative after that first one went in that she get a couple shots and I thought she looked real strong after that.” For the first time this season, Brackett had the alternate captain mark on her, a reward for her leadership and consistent playing time, Seeley pointed out. “She’s grown up so much as a hockey player and a person,” Seeley said. “She’s played a regular shift almost all year so we thought ‘why not?’ The kid deserves it and she is a great leader for us.” The win over the Big Green marked Seeley’s 100th career win coaching the Bobcats. He accomplished the feat in five seasons, which he thinks is more of a testament to how well the team has

performed “To tell you the truth I don’t really care about the milestone,” Seeley said. “I’m proud of the players that have been here, but there’s no win a coach has ever had

that he did himself.” “For us this was the important game of the weekend,” Seeley added. “Tomorrow is a huge game. If we play like we did tonight anything can happen.”

Moore: ‘It’s been a terrific match’ UMAR from page 16

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Kelly Babstock was credited with an assist on Quinnipiac’s game-tying goal in the second period Friday; a centering feed to Emma Woods.

Umar Shannon has averaged 14 points-per-game so far in 2013-14.

experience as an athlete. He has transitioned quite smoothly because of his selfless nature, according to Moore. “If he had an ego, or was a jerk, in the locker room, I think it would have been a really botched transition,” Moore said. “He was going to be the guy who was going to take a lot of minutes and he was going to take a lot of shots. He’s done a great job of coming in humble and totally unselfish. That allows guys who are losing minutes and losing shots to respect him and take him in that much quicker.” Umar Shannon has become especially close with one player in particular, freshman Kasim Chandler. A point guard, Chandler shares similar roots with Umar. Both hail from urban areas of New Jersey: Umar from Atlantic City and Chandler from Newark. Each bounced around the cities they were from, but Umar considered that helpful in his evolution as a player. “There were a lot of good players from the area I was from,” Umar said. “I had the luxury of living probably in every area of Atlantic City so all the good players I had got the chance to imitate and do some of the things they were doing took my game to the next level.” Chandler, however, was in search of guidance and basketball was what put him on the right path. Moore, noting that Chandler had come from “a few unstructured high school situations,” feels Umar has been the perfect role model for the freshman talent. “It’s fascinating to watch Umar,” Moore said. “Umar has somewhat taken him under his wing, which I

think is such a great role model for Kasim to see how you handle yourself as a college athlete. I think he has had the most impact on Kasim and it’s sped up Kasim’s maturity quite a bit.” Chandler feels that the relationship he and Umar have is “like a big brother to a little brother.” “He helps me a lot when I’m feeling down,” Chandler said. “He always has great words to say to lift me high. He is always just trying to shape me into becoming a better player in the future. He does a great job with it.” Umar has used such leadership, along with his talent and work ethic, to help solidify the Bobcats as a legitimate contender in their first year as a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. With a 7-4 conference record, the team has nine straight games against MAAC opponents with the end of the season nearing. “All those nine games count,” Umar said. “We just need to stay hungry and be humble. We’ve had some success, but we can’t get too high or too low. It’s on us to be hungry and be tough.” Umar knew that in order for his team to succeed they would have to accept him. He did not want to use his experience to demand respect, but rather find what role would best serve the team. “I fit in well with the guys,” Umar said. “It wasn’t me trying to come here and do something I wasn’t capable of, but trying to do something to fit in. I was a good fit and that is why Coach Moore reached out and tried to get me here.” “I thought he would be perfect for what we were looking for,” Moore said. “It’s been a terrific match, bothways.”

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Games in which the women’s ice hockey team has outshot its opponent.


Wins men’s ice hockey goalie Michael Garteig has totaled this season, which leads the nation.


Number of free throws the men’s basketball team attempted in Saturday’s victory at Siena, a season-high.


by the numbers

Clockwise from top left: Jenna Quenneville competes in the fourth heat in the tumbling event in Saturday’s acrobatics & tumbling meet vs. Gannon; Taylor Johnson competes in the sixth heat in the tumbling event; Kelsey Rule competes in the fifth heat in the tumbling event.

CHELSEA LADEN Women’s ice hockey Junior Laden made 15 saves on 16 shots in Friday’s win over Dartmouth, and 24 saves on 26 shots in Saturday’s tie against Harvard. She has recorded a .935 save percentage and a 1.31 goals against average this season. BRYAN LIPINER/CHRONICLE

ZAID HEARST Men’s basketball Junior Hearst led the Bobcats in scoring both games this past week, notching 33 points in Thursday’s loss at Canisius and 25 in Saturday’s win at Siena. He also grabbed six rebounds and four assists on Thursday, as well as eight rebounds on Saturday. MATT EISENBERG/CHRONICLE


Percentage the women’s basketball team shot from 3-point range on Saturday against Niagara, going 13 for 26.


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“It’s been an effort since we got back from break to really attack the net. That’s something we work on every day.” — RICK SEELEY WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

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Master on the court

Tumbling into the Umar Shannon transfers to QU for success spotlight in the classroom and at the arena


Umar Shannon transfered to Quinnipiac for 2013-14, after completing his undergraduate degree at Saint Francis (Pa.) By IAN MCCRACKEN Associate Sports Editor

A transfer student typically must wait some time before he or she makes a significant impression on his or her peers. Quinnipiac men’s basketball guard Umar Shannon has wasted no time earning the respect and admiration of his teammates. Shannon, who graduated from Saint Francis University in 2013, had one year left of playing eligibility to play basketball after sitting out a season with an injured knee. In the pursuit of his master’s degree in sports journalism, he chose Quinnipiac to earn his degree and finish his collegiate athletic career. “When I came up here what really sold me

was the master’s program,” Shannon said. “The people were great. I felt like it was a home away from home.” Shannon had caught the attention of Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore while at Saint Francis, when both teams were members of the Northeast Conference. He was a constant back-court threat with his scoring ability, which Moore found as an invaluable asset for his team. “One of the biggest things we lacked a year ago was talent and shot making in the backcourt,” Moore said. “We needed depth. Someone with his ability and his experience to come on the market that late I thought it would be a home run for us.” Umar’s talent is immediately evident for the

Bobcats. He averages 14 points per game, second in backcourt scoring behind Zaid Hearst, who scores 15.4 points every outing. But Shannon’s play is only one area where he has proven himself. While Moore was scouting his new transfer last spring, he only heard praise from former college and high school coaches. “Everyone spoke so highly of him as a young man,” Moore said. His character has rung true in more places than just on the court. Umar has the highest GPA on the team, according to teammate of no relation Shaq Shannon. Moore and teammates rave about his leadership skills, which come from his See UMAR Page 14

Uden Johansson preps for Sochi By MATT EISENBERG Senior Managing Editor

Erica Uden Johansson decided not to play at Quinnipiac this season for a shot at something much bigger: an Olympic medal. Uden Johansson, 24, will suit up for Team Sweden during the Olympics for the second time in her career, the first being in 2010 in Vancouver. “I’ve been working hard for this for the past four years, so it’s great that it has paid off,” said Uden Johansson, who will have one more year of eligibility at Quinnipiac. In the 2010 Olympics, she recorded two points–a goal and an assist–and helped Sweden record a fourth-place finish. She played in two International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships, as Team

Sweden finished fourth in 2009 and fifth in 2012. She said she felt her chances of making the Olympic team would be better if she played in Sweden. She scored 13 goals and recorded 11 assists for the Sundsvall Hockey Wildcats this year in her year away from Quinnipiac. “The coach could see me more often than if I was in the U.S., so since I wanted to play in the Olympics again, I decided that Sweden would be my best bet,” Uden Johansson said. The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team currently ranks eighth in the country in the poll. Uden Johansson has tallied 32 goals and 39 assists in her Bobcat career, ranking sixth in program history in goals and See SWEDEN Page 12

The Quinnipiac acrobatics & tumbling team entered its 2014 season on a different note compared to years’ past. The Bobcats went 5-3 in 2013, later advancing to the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling AssoBy BRYAN LIPINER Sports Editor ciation cham@Bryan_Lipiner pionships, eventually falling to Oregon 277.35-273.655. Yet, in beginning a new season at home at Lender Court at TD Bank Sports Center Saturday, the atmosphere was just as intense as any playoff hockey or basketball title game. Hearing the student-athletes rally together with the crowd in “QU – Bobcats” chants between routines. Seeing a group wildly cheer for teammates following a successful round. Waking up to the sounds of players (or even fans) scream “Acro!” while walking through the hallways of my residence hall. A thrill for the players, but also popular among the students. The program has been a hit at Quinnipiac since its inception in 2008. Over the past six years, it has drawn many to its home meets, including a record crowd of 1,107 on Saturday. Also over said stretch of time, acrobatics & tumbling has been in and out of the headlines due to the Title IX lawsuit. Last April, the university reached a settlement in the original volleyball case. With that, Quinnipiac has since been reviewing its status as a sport, according to a statement given that month from Vice President for Public Affairs Lynn Bushnell. We could learn the fate of the program on any given day. However, it was clear Saturday the student-athletes don’t let the thought cross their mind when there’s a meet on the schedule. It was an incredible feeling to see players storm out of the locker room before lining up on the mats and waving to the crowd when their names were called, something rarely seen at today’s sporting events. For the Bobcats, Saturday was the first meet in which the team won every single event, and all but one heat. Players were tossed into the air, went into full-on sprints before performing several flips, and created pyramid formations as high as three people stacked on top of each other, sometimes even inverted. The cheers from the crowd truly engulfed the arena during the Bobcats’ team routine. A barrage of flips, tumbles and tosses drew roars from those in attendance. The emotions especially swirled after the countless hugs between teammates and coaches following the conclusion of the match. Quinnipiac finished its day with 279.575 – 260.895 win over Gannon University, a victory which may be the first of many for the 2013 runner-up. Without question, the sport is growing here at Quinnipiac. It deserves its place in the athletic department now, and for the foreseeable future.

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