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The university is working to enhance the Department of Public Safety officers’ ability to keep the campus community safe by appointing armed officers over the course of the semester. The university will be appointing Senior Public Safety officers that are retired local and state police officers, according to Associate Vice President for Public Relations John Morgan. Not every officer will be armed, Morgan said. “They are obviously well versed in the use of guns and they know about gun laws,” Morgan said. Chief of the Hamden Police Department Thomas J. Wydra supports the university’s initiative. “With the right training and the right professional development, the right background checks on the people they’re going to consider arming, with all of that in place, I fully support the university’s approach to this and I actually applaud them for it,” he said. The Senior Public Safety officers will not have the power to arrest; therefore the Hamden police department will continue to be called in the event of any dangerous situation. “Take for example, if there was an event on campus that required response by somebody who is armed,” Morgan said. “Having somebody already here on campus, a person who knows the university very well, and can make their way around quite easily, can respond first and quell the situation. Obviously the Hamden Police would be called as well, but if you already have somebody here on the ground who is already able to respond to that,

that makes it that much safer.” Morgan emphasized the role of the Hamden Police Department and ensures they will continue to be heavily involved and maintain close relations.

University of Connecticut, Yale University and the University of New Haven have sworn police officers with full powers of law enforcement, which includes the power to arrest. The Department of Public Safety has been researching other schools’ public safety so they can incorporate new practices to ensure a safer community here at Quinnipiac, according to Morgan. “After that research it just seemed like the time was right,” Morgan said. “I think that it is important to have a senior Public Safety officer who is armed here on campus when a situation occurs because that person is able to respond quickly.” Other universities in the area, such as the University of Connecticut, Yale University and the University of New Haven, have sworn police officers with full powers of law enforcement, which includes the power to arrest. “I don’t know that those other departments having police officers makes them safer,” Wydra said. “I can’t say that with any degree of certainty. I do believe that the arming of appropriate personnel at Quinnipiac University should provide them with at

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least an equal level of protection as the other universities, regardless of whether an individual is sworn or not.” One parent highlighted the usage of arms by the officers should be properly controlled. “I think that it’s a good idea as long as they are properly trained,” Kenneth Hiep said. The Public Safety officers who will carry arms are very used to using them, according to Wydra. “I have every confidence they will arm their contingent of officers in a way that is most responsible,” he said. Executive Vice President and Provost of Quinnipiac University Mark Thompson said in a prepared statement this will shorten response times. “We know that active shooter incidents, they end, at least half of the time, with aggressive action by first responders,” Wydra said. “Campus security can fall in that way of first-responders, so we know seconds matter in those situations.” Some students had positive reactions to this new announcement, however, other students fear the control the officers will have. “Any situation where someone’s life is at stake then they can use [guns], but they need to use extreme discretion because you can’t just be waving them around,” freshman Max Magliocchetti said. “Of course there are certain situations that warrant the use, whereas others you can handle it with other means.” Fifth-year-student and RA Molly Durigan said she is OK with having armed officers as long as they will not be using the arms against students. “I’m lukewarm about this topic in general,”

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Durigan said. “If it was to protect other people, innocent people with no guns, then maybe [armed officers are a good idea]. But maybe they should then again wait for the police.” “I think it’s OK as long as they don’t harm anyone with them; if they don’t get too aggressive,” freshman Katie Hansford Arce said. “At least it ensures that the campus is a little more safe.” In addition to the officers carrying arms, the Department of Public Safety will be offering training seminars both in town hall style and via Blackboard for students to know what to do if a threatening incident was to occur. The dates of these programs have not yet been scheduled, however, Morgan believes they will be complete by the end of the semester. “No final decision has been made about making [the training] mandatory,” Morgan said. “However, every member of the university community is strongly encouraged to participate.” The university encourages students to sign up for university alerts so students can be notified immediately when incidents occur, and can stay updated. A newsletter was sent home to parents last week explaining the new addition and thus far the responses from parents have been “overwhelmingly positive,” according to Morgan. “I believe the lives of students are needed to be protected,” said Greg Hansford Arce, whose daughter is a freshman. “First responders cannot always get there, but at least having that possibility here I believe it’s in the best interest of the faculty, the students, visitors. Somebody might get stressed out enough to go off the deep end.”

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By Amanda Hoskins A rundown on news outside the Quinnipiac campus

Maryland mall shooting

Two store employees were killed after 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar fired shots in a busy mall in Columbia, Maryland Saturday morning. Following the shots, he proceeded to shoot himself, according to CNN. Police discovered the gun was purchased last month, and inside of the bag he carried into the mall were two homemade bombs. The police are still investigating a motive, and found a journal in his home that expressed general unhappiness with his life

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President Obama spoke last night with his State of the Union address. The president was rarely seen by the public last week as his administration wanted to focus on the speech and writing each of its parts.

2. US in Somalia The United States military launched a missile strike Sunday in Somalia, which according to NBC, was intended for a senior Al-Queda and Al-Shabaab leader. Back in October, members of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six raided the city searching for a foreign fighter commander for AlShabab. Keep your eyes open for information regarding this attack. As of Monday, the U.S. Military and Intelligence officials were still determining whether the attacks were successful.

3. Clinton in office

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Many have been talking about whether or not Hillary Clinton will be running for president in the 2016 election, but according to Clinton, although Republican candidates are already making their remarks, she is not yet thinking about the election. Clinton has not announced whether or not she will be running, but the attacks on her character have already began to clog the internet, according to NBC. Stay tuned for more about Clinton as the 2016 election may be closer than it seems.

A fast-moving stomach bug, claimed by the CDC to sicken roughly 21 million people per year, has infested more than 300 passengers and crew members aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which departed out of New Jersey. The ship bypassed its usual stop in Haiti and went directly to Puerto Rico where the ship was sanitized and boarded by health officials from the center of disease control, according to NBC news. Royal Caribbean passengers are responding well to the over-the-counter medications and the ship will continue on its route.

Heightened protection in Sochi

The U.S. State Department warns Americans traveling to Sochi for the Olympics to take extra precautions as the U.S. Homeland Security will do the same. Last week, the State Department issued a travel alert for the Russian region, warning travelers of the bombings and abductions commonly occurring in Russia. FBI members landed in Sochi this week, according to CNN, to work with the Russians to ensure Americans will be safe. Two warships have been placed in the Black Sea, with helicopter launch pads ready in case of emergency. Americans are warned not to wear patriotic colors outside of the already created “ring of steel” in Sochi. The U.S. will continue to take necessary action in protection.

Ukraine revolt continues

In Eastern Europe, the ongoing revolt against the Ukraine government intensified Sunday when protesters took over a building in the capital city, according to CNN. The Ukraine president rejected the people’s offer to include members of the opposition in the government. This protest, which destroyed a convention center where security forces were based, is not the only official building that has been destroyed, according to CNN. Protesters are in control of five buildings across capital city, Kiev, and at least 12 others across the country. The protests began on Nov. 21 after the president’s cabinet announced they are no longer part of an agreement which would have strengthened ties with the European Union, according to ABC. The president said he instead wanted to create a closer cooperation with Moscow. On Jan. 22, the first three protest deaths occurred. An agreement is not in the near future.

More NSA documents leaked

Social media has now become an important aspect to understanding world events for the National Security Agency. It was discovered Monday that thanks to a leak from former NSA member Edward Snowden, spies are hacking into everyday websites, including Facebook and YouTube. Documents taken from NSA computers, used by Snowden, reveal a program that allows the U.S. and British intelligence agencies to specifically look at different social media outlets and see what posts are being looked at and liked on Facebook. For example, on Feb. 13, 2012, two videos were repeatedly watched of protests that occurred in the past. With this information, it was predicted that another rally and protest would soon take place. When this did, the rally was much smaller because the government was able to control it. The actions of the NSA is legal activity being done by the U.S., however questions are being raised about the extent the British are using this.

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Blackboard, university partner with app By JULIA PERKINS News Editor

Students may soon no longer have to worry about misplacing their QCards. Blackboard is working with the university to pilot an app which would perform nearly the same functions as the QCard. The app allows students to buy meals from the café or vending machines, tapping into residence halls and doing laundry. “One of the things we noticed is the ubiquity of cell phones,” Manager of Card Services Deric Waite said. “Every student tends to have their phone with them all the time and the ability to put the same functionality that students get with their card onto their phone allows them in most cases to carry one or the other.” The app has two modes: automatic and manual. When the app is on automatic, it works just like a QCard, even if the phone is off or the app is closed, Waite said. “Just like your card, anytime it’s presented to a reader it’s going to work,” Waite said. “You could be in mid-conversation on a call, touch it to the vending machine...It’s the one we kind of recommend for students. It allows the easiest access.” When the app is on manual, students have to open the app and make a transaction within 60 seconds. “The upside to that is you have to have the code to access the phone in order to use the chip, but it is actually an additional area of security that you wouldn’t have if you leave your QCard laying around,” Waite said. Some students feel the app will be more convenient. “I wouldn’t have to be worried about losing

my QCard anymore and paying the extra $30 [to replace it],” freshman Mike Walsh said. The app is beneficial from a security standpoint, according to Waite, because the university can remove the credentials from people’s phones if they leave the university. “You wouldn’t be able to tap it anywhere, you wouldn’t be able to show it as an ID,” Waite said. “Whereas this [QCard] if I walked away with it I’d still have it and until someone actually tried to swipe it they wouldn’t see that it was deactivated and it would give people access to certain places that maybe we would want to be able to control.” Since this is a pilot test, there are some limitations, according to Dan Gretz, senior directorproduct marketing at Blackboard. Students will have to use their QCards to enter doors, such as residence halls, where students swipe their cards instead of tapping, according to Waite. In the future the university could change these doors to make them tap-accessible, according to Waite. The app cannot be accessed on the app store yet, according to Gretz. Students can go to the QCard office today to activate the program, which is only available to students with AT&T service, the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 or the three HTC One models, according to Gretz. “Eventually it’ll be a little bit more seamless,” Gretz said. “Our intention is that when this becomes generally available…it is something that a student could go to the app store, download it, actually provision their credential to their phone without ever having to visit the QCard office.” About 25 students are already using the solu-


Students can join the pilot program for a Blackboard app which performs many of the same functions as the QCard. tion, Gretz said. The app is not yet available on the iPhone because Apple products do not have the Near Field Communication chip which allows the app to work, according to Waite. “Unfortunately Apple is very controlled on what’s in their phones, so there’s no real way for [students with iPhones to use the app],” Waite said. Waite expects Apple will include the Near Field Communication Chip in the next generation of the iPhone. “I feel like it would just be easier having this on your phone,” freshman Tommy Alwang said. “You don’t lose your phone as easily...Everything is more accessible in one place.” This semester Blackboard is looking for about 100 students to pilot the app, according to

Gretz. Blackboard will give the students $25 in QCash and enter students in a drawing to win an IPad. Students who participate will be involved in informal focus groups, so Blackboard can find out how to improve the app, Gretz said. Tulane University in New Orleans is also piloting the app this semester, according to Gretz. “Eventually we’ll roll this out more broadly, not only at Quinnipiac, but at other universities as well,” Gretz said. Waite said it is exciting for Quinnipiac to be a part of the pilot test. “These cutting edge things are really exciting and it’s really nice to be ahead of the ball game a little bit,” he said. “Going where the future is going as it’s going there, rather than trying to play catch up.”

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QU donates to Hamden organizations The university donated $1,000 last week to Hamden Community Services from money raised through the Hamden Senior Holiday Gift Run in December. Hamden Community Services will use the money for meals and providing heat for those in need. The university also gave $500 to Hamden Elderly Services Department. – J. Perkins

ESPN anchor to speak to students John Buccigross from ESPN will visit campus today and speak to students at 2 p.m. in Buckman Theater. Buccigross will discuss his love for college hockey and his career. The event is sponsored by Q30 and the graduate journalism program. – J. Perkins

Open registration for intramural basketball Today is the last day to sign up for intramural basketball. Students can register as a team or a free agent on IMLeagues. Basketball games take place Sunday through Thursday night in the Athletic Center. – J. Perkins

Nominate favorite professor, faculty or staff Students can now nominate a professor, faculty or staff member who has had a profound impact on them for the 2014 Excellence in Service to Students Award and Excellence in Teaching Award. This is the most prestigious award the university gives. The winners earn a cash prize, get their names on a plaque in Arnold Bernhard Library, are introduced at the University Convocation, attend a Board of Trustees reception, eat lunch with President John Lahey and are honored at a gala dinner in the fall. If a student’s’ nominee wins, the student can go to the gala dinner. Students can find the nomination packet on MyQ. – J. Perkins

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Obama to work against sexual assault By AMANDA HOSKINS Associate News Editor

President Obama sparked talk of rape and sexual assault of women at college and universities after he signed a presidential memorandum creating the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault on Jan. 22. President Obama announced he and his administration will work with colleges and universities to come up with better ways to prevent and respond to sexual assault. “Our schools need to be places where our young people feel secure and confident,” Obama said. It is estimated that one in five women on college campuses have been sexually assaulted during their time there, according to the president. This means, statistically speaking, 20 percent of the female population at Quinnipiac will experience sexual assault. The president feels we as a society must stop blaming victims for these crimes, and that men must start to stand up and take more responsibility. “The measure of manhood is willingness to speak up and speak out, and begin to change the culture,” Obama said. Hillary Haldane, assistant professor of anthropology and expert on violence against women, supports Obama with his decision and is especially sup-

portive of the administration bringing men into the conversation of sexual assault. “You are not going to end violence against women largely perpetrated by men if you do not figure out what is going on with men,” Haldane said. “I think that is important because it is a more holistic approach than we have seen.” Haldane said there is too much of a double standard in sexuality and feels it is not the individuals who should be blamed, but the culture of our society. Haldane believes the culture of college students have not grown up with healthy representations of appropriate sexual relationships. “That 20 percent [of women sexually assaulted in college] is embedded in a culture that does not have equitable ideas about men and women with

sexuality and sexual agency,” Haldane said. As a university, Haldane feels the administration has taken a very good response to sexual assault. “I feel that Quinnipiac is trying to get it out in the open,” Haldane said. “I feel that in some ways, Title IX has been good in getting us [the university] to think about our responses to sexual assault.” Haldane believes the university can additionally help students by incorporating readings into the QU seminar classes that deal with sexual violence and the language of rape. Haldane believes students refer to words such as “rape” in very loose terms, while the administration shies away from using the terms. Some students believe people don’t take sexual assault seriously.

One in five women on college campuses have been sexually assaulted during their time there. “I just feel like people don’t realize the limits to certain things,” freshman Nicole Bonomo said. “If you make people more aware of the situation, they’ll realize that what they’re doing is wrong, rather than like joking around with a friend, but I just think it is better if you talk about it more.” Freshman Emily Bodinger agrees with providing education about the subjects will be beneficial to students. “I think education is always good in terms of prevention,” Bodinger said. “I feel like I know so many girls who have been sexually assaulted.”

Survey: 36 percent of undergrads admit to plagiarism By NICOLE HANSON Associate News Editor

Approximately 36 percent of undergraduate students admit to paraphrasing sentences from Internet sources without providing proper citation, according to a survey from Psychological Record. Though these numbers may seem to result from students’ personal habits, issues of plagiarism can often stem from a misunderstanding of academic integrity. Co-director of the Academic Integrity Program Shelley Giordano said awareness of the university’s policy can vary between majors and courses. “There is a lack of consistent understanding of the university’s academic integrity policy,” Giordano said. “It has to do with the prominence of it being on certain course syllabi.” Giordano said academic integrity violations can range from signing someone else into a course to not citing a source. “Academic integrity doesn’t just encompass plagiarism, but it is the most common violation,” Giordano said. “It’s students copying and pasting large portions off the Internet, sharing papers in courses and it’s also students who are not citing properly.” Academic integrity is not often discussed after a student’s freshman year, according to Giordano. “It’s talked about as students are freshmen, but I don’t necessarily believe it’s well integrated as they progress through their four years here,” Giordano said. Junior Allie Kennedy said she has only read the university’s academic integrity policy once in her


Seven percent of students cut and paste someone else’s work, according to three years here. “I had to read it freshman year for QU 101, but I really just read it to read it,” Kennedy said. Senior Angela Romano said she has gone over the policy multiple times, but she was grouchy about reading it for the first time in QU 101. “I think the policy is clear but lengthy, and that really turns off freshmen,” Romano said. Available on MyQ, the university’s academic integrity policy is 12 pages in its entirety. Romano suggest that the board should consider using more bullet points to break up the document. Although no plans have been made yet, the academic integrity board is currently undergoing a program review process for the first time since November 2007,

according to Giordano. “The program review involves looking at the policy as a whole, the procedures related to the policy and the best practices of other aspirant institutions,” Giordano said. “We’re looking at how we educate both faculty and students of the policy.” Renée Tursi, associate professor of English, said she has students write an essay if they plagiarize in one of her courses. “Students learn about their own thinking the most through writing, so for the student involved, the essay writing experience can foster self-awareness and ethical maturing,” Tursi said. “Every time students plagiarize, they rob themselves of an opportunity for intellectual growth.”

In order to prevent students from plagiarizing in the first place, Romano suggest that students should be reminded of the academic integrity policy throughout their college experience. “They should still discuss it in QU 101, since everyone takes that as soon as they get here, but they should remind students of it again in QU 201,” Romano said. “But as a college student, you should be able to hear it once and know better.” Tursi said she believes it is not a matter of what the university can do to prevent academic integrity violations, but what the students can do. “Students are not engaging in plagiarism out of ignorance; it’s intentional,” Tursi said. “And every time it happens, it hurts all students.”

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Mandela remembered By JULIA PERKINS News Editor

Professors and students remembered the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela Monday evening where professors shared what they believed the impact Mandela had on IsraelPalestine, Puerto Rico, Ireland and their field of study. The event was sponsored by the Philosophy and Political Science and the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement's Albert Schweitzer Institute. Mandela, the first South African president, fought against the South African apartheid and advocated for equality. “[Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy Anat Biletzki] and I were mourning the loss of Mandela and decided we needed to do something as a community to remember him by,” Executive Director of Albert Schweitzer Institute David Ives said. “Often some people can forget about him and they shouldn’t.” Biletzki connected South America’s struggle with injustice to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Mandela to the jailed Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. “I heard [Mandela] once at Harvard and I just started crying from pure jealousy because I’m just very jealous of a place that had Mandela,” Biletzki said. “For me, Mandela stands for South Africa. And South Africa, Ireland and Israel-Palestine are for me the icons of injustices, historical injustices and revolutions that did or did not work and because his worked I have some hope for Israel-Palestine.” Associate Professor of Political Science


Professor Liam O’Brien speaks to students, faculty and staff in Carl Hansen Student Center room 225 Monday evening on what life was like in South Africa before the abolishment of aparthied. Cassandra Veney compared Jim Crow America to South Africa’s apartheid and how Mandela affected her. “We will always, always hold him dear to our heart,” she said. “He was a great statesmen and will always be a great statesman to talk about human rights and human dignity.” Senior Aine McKeever’s interest in Mandela springs from the impact he had on the

leaders of her home country of Ireland and the conflict in Northern Ireland. “For someone to believe in justice and in right for his people and for the time that he spent in jail in order to achieve that justice and right is phenomenal and something that not very many people can say they have done,” she said. “I wanted to pay tribute in any possible way I could to a man that is basically the

definition of justice.” Ives said Mandela’s lessons of forgiveness have had the greatest impact on him. “That’s a model for other people around the world as we tried to show tonight with different people from Ireland and Palestine and Puerto Rico and other places where they have people in jail,” he said. “His legacy is to come out smiling and forgiving.”

Health Center prepares for flu season By SARAH DOIRON Staff Writer

The start of the spring semester is the busiest time of the year for the Health Center, according to Director for Student Health Services Alice Holland. Holland said the Health Center has taken a “proactive approach” in preparation for flu season. “Signs have been placed in the residence halls and on campus reminding the Quinnipiac Community of proper hand washing and cough etiquette,” Holland said. According to Holland, 2,250 doses of the flu vaccine were administered free of charge on campus during the 2013 fall semester. Influenza, or “the flu” is caused by a virus and symptoms may last from seven to 10

days. Symptoms of the flu include a cough, sore throat, fatigue, a fever greater than 100 degrees and body aches. According to Holland, it is important to visit the Health Center if students experience flu-like symptoms. Students who have the flu are sent home and their parents are notified of the students condition. “Rest and treating your symptoms is the best way to get better,” Holland said. “Students should not attend classes or return to campus until their fever is resolved for more than 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.” While the Health Center is taking steps to make sure students are healthy during flu season, some students, such as sophomore Alex Danieli, think the Health Center is not helpful

enough for students who are sick. “I went there once with swollen lymph nodes and they told me that it was acne,” Danieli said. “When I went to my doctor from home he told me I had mono.” Danieli thinks the Health Center should hire more specialists and nurses to help treat students with various illnesses. “The nurses at the Health Center have a very limited idea of illnesses,” Danieli said. “I think that expanding their knowledge by bringing in new people would be a great idea.” Even though some students are reluctant to visit the Health Center, students such as freshman Abby Lopez feel they are helpful and hospitable for students who are sick. “The wait isn’t that long and before you leave they make sure you are OK,” Lopez said.

“One time I had strep throat and they made me stay there for a good eight hours to make sure I was OK before I left.” Lopez said she has never had a bad experience at the Health Center and encourages more students to go there when they are sick. “Student Health Services’ top priority is the health and safety of our students,” Holland said. Students who are sick with the flu and unable to go home due to distance or special circumstances are housed in isolation until they are no longer contagious, according to Holland. “Usually when you think about the Health Center you think that it’s just a bunch of doctors that are there because they have to be, but they actually do care and only want to help you,” Lopez said.

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Opinion TWEETS OF THE WEEK Can we talk about how quinnipiac sells university bandeaus in the bookstore.... #whyyyyy @Club_Lydia2h Lydia Morales Does anyone on the Quinnipiac campus have a pen I can have? Apparently I just don’t carry them to class @iskeetmytweets3h Sam Ditchkus Someone is cross country skiing the entire soccer fields right now...#youdoyouqu #quinnipiacproblems ‫@‏‬KatieDeMalo8h Katie DeMalo

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An open letter to Executive Vice President and Provost Mark Thompson and Public Safety Mark, This past Wednesday I received an email about Quinnipiac Public Safety receiving an armed component. When has a situation ever arisen on this campus that seriously required an armed response? This school has been around for almost 90 years without armed officers, and arming employees that are not law enforcement is not the answer and a grievous mistake. Your email referred to us being used to armed police officers on campus as a way to downplay this development, but there's a stark difference between civilians with guns and actual police officers. I'm sure you'll do your best to train these "senior" public safety officers, but not to the level that actual police officers are trained, qualified, and continually need to be re-trained. If you want an even better reason to kill this proposal, how about looking at what happened in California in 2011? UC Davis university police pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters that were part of an Occupy movement on campus. Imagine if university police used a gun instead – it would have been horrible. We can’t entrust our safety to private citizens with no real oversight. Yes, you may argue that the university oversees them, but we don’t know what criteria the university uses for acceptable force. None of these guidelines have been discussed with the student body. According to an article in The Hartford Courant released on the same day as your email, our student body president said students “reacted positively” to the news. However, the first I (and anybody else I know) heard of it was your email. Were you afraid to discuss this with the university’s students as a whole? Who are you to make decisions for our well-being without consulting us all first? If the university truly needs an armed presence on campus, get a dedicated Hamden police officer. Don't endanger our freedoms and our lives under the guise of security. A previous version of this letter was emailed to Mark Thompson on Jan. 22, 2014, and has not received a response. -Shane Collins

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The case against cruel punishment This week, 38 inmates in six Arizona jails “bland as cardboard,” according to NPR and will eat only bread and water for destroying CBS Atlanta. Prisoners could become ill or the American flag placed in their cells. go hungry because their only option is When I first heard this I did not think to eat nutra-loaf. it was something that would be alThis case with the nutra-loaf is lowed in the United States. Punonly one example of the backward ishing prisoners like this felt like nature of the American justice something that would happen mesystem. For instance, the United dieval times or in Westeros, the States is the only Western kingdom in HBO’s television country with the death penseries “Game of Thrones.” alty. In fact, the United The punishment may States was the No. 5 counseem shocking, but many try for executions in 2012, prisons discipline misbebehind only China, Iran, having inmates by makIraq and Saudi Arabia, acing them eat bread called cording to CNN. nutra-loaf for several days. Unlike the United Nutra-loaf contains the daiStates, China, Iran, Iraq JULIA PERKINS News Editor ly caloric recommendation, but is and Saudi Arabia are not demo@JuliaPerkins_HP created with a mixture of whatever cratic nations with a constitution the prisons feel like putting inside, such as that forbids “cruel and unusual punishment.” mashed vegetables, rice, oatmeal and mar- Killing someone is “cruel” because it takes garine, according to NPR. Officers say the away someone’s life. It does not matter if threat of nutra-loaf helps decrease fighting these prisoners have been accused of heinous in prisons, according to NPR, but using this crimes. No one should have the right to senpenalty is cruel and unusual punishment. tence someone to death. Food is a basic human need and even The death penalty has become “unusual,” though prisoners have committed a crime, since more than 140 countries have abolished that does not mean they are no longer human capital punishment, according to the Ameribeings. Criminals have lost many of their can Civil Liberties Union. In this way, the rights, such as freedom, but this does not United States is behind the rest of the world. mean they should be forced to eat something Since states are allowed to have capital prisoners have described as “disgusting” and punishment, the United States has been un-

able to sign certain human rights treaties, such as the United Nations’ International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. There is also the question of racial bias in death penalty cases. Yale University conducted a study of Connecticut death sentences in 2007 and found African Americans were sentenced to death three times more than whites when the victims were white, according to Amnesty International. For most students it is hard to take on an issue like capital punishment because it does not directly affect us. Students are worried about getting a job after college and paying off their student loans. This makes it easy to forget the United States executed 39 people in 2013, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. This makes it is easy to forget 38 people are eating nutra-loaf this week. Yet, the United States’ disregard for prisoners’ rights and tolerance of the death penalty makes the country look bad. This reflects on all of us. Young people must take on the job of changing the laws which allow states to sentence people to death and sheriffs to serve nutra-loaf to inmates. Whether by writing to political leaders, advocating on social media or staging protests, students have to show that in 2014 human rights should be a priority for the country.

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Proper emphasis not put on reading As I stood in line outside of the bookexact reason. store on the Mount Carmel campus These books, of course, tend to be two weekends ago, I couldn’t help but very expensive, yet some students laugh to myself. won’t crack the cover more than I had waited in the seemingly a few times before leaving for the endless line that ran out the door and summer. into the hallway of the Student The reason? College students Center for almost 30 full don’t read nearly as much as minutes, next to other stuthey should. dents waiting to pick up In fact, a survey conthe textbooks they had orducted and published by dered for the upcoming from mester’s classes. Students April of 2013 shows 42 were smiling, greeting one percent of college students NICK SOLARI another for the first time will never read another Associate Sports Editor since leaving for winter break. book upon graduation from school. @ns0lar1 There was an undercurrent of This is a product of the culture guilt in that line, however, because many we live in. It’s a product of Netflix, video of the students will not take full advantage games and smartphones that can fit into our of the textbooks they were purchasing. My pocket while doing just about anything we laugh was quiet, of course, but was for this want. It’s a product of growing up with en-

LETTER TO THE EDITOR In a recent email announcing a new policy of arming a Public Safety officers at Quinnipiac, the University sought to justify its decision by noting its conformity to similar programs at other elementary schools, high schools and colleges. It is an understandable, if misguided, rationalization. In the aftermath of a rash of horrific school tragedies many of us desire assurances that such incidents could be prevented in our communities. Armed safety officers, however, merely provide a false veneer of security at QU while normalizing increased police powers within our community. This is potentially troubling for a number of reasons. I am personally troubled by the sudden presence of guns on our campus. We know that having a gun in one’s home makes that home more dangerous. An Emory University study found that a gun owned by an individual is 22 times more likely to be used in criminal assaults or homicides, suicide or accidental shootings than to be used in selfdefense. Quinnipiac is home to many of us, and we should have a say in whether or not we make this choice. I am personally troubled by the implied increased powers of pseudo-cops on our campus. Historically, the meteoric rise in the powers of local police forces has been matched only by the excesses and abuses in their enforcement of the laws. When law enforcement personnel are given increasing amounts of power, they tend to feel compelled to use that power to justify its

existence. I am not suggesting that campus police will start raiding dorms, and my interactions thus far with public safety officers have been nothing but positive. When we authorize our campus security to have guns, however, we are presumably authorizing them to use deadly force on our campus. If not, what is the point of giving a campus security officer a gun when he cannot choose to fire that gun whenever he believes it to be necessary? I merely believe that the decision to authorize the use of deadly force on our campus is one that should be arrived at following more of a campus-wide dialogue. This argument is not about the 2nd Amendment, or a growing police state, it is about the ability of individuals to make informed decisions about what measures they are willing to take to ensure their own safety. Police directors at the federal, state and local levels serve at the pleasure of elected officials who can be ousted from office if their constituents disagree with them. Individuals can choose whether or not to keep a firearm on their own property. The students of Quinnipiac University, however, were given no choice in the decision to have armed officers on the campus that serves as their home. We have no recourse if we disagree with the decision. We are all adults, and if decisions are being made for our own ostensible safety, then we should have a say in them. –Arunan Arulampalam

tertainment other than reading. In a time that predated all of these things, people used to read. People used to fill down time by picking up a newspaper or reading a new book. According to the same aforementioned survey, 80 percent of families did not even buy a book last year, never mind reading one. Students attain the information they choose to read. The root of the problem, however, derives from exactly just that. On the first day of class this semester one professor asked the class “where do you get your news?” The response was alarming, as many pointed to a social media platform, such as Twitter or Facebook, as well as websites like Buzzfeed, which use distinct titles to capture the eyes of the reader. Reading coincides with learning, and is essential for the development of any stu-

dent, no matter what they choose to study. You need to be well versed in the subject in order to form an educated thought. It leads to better writing and social skills. You need to read. Why pay thousands of dollars to attend college and hundreds more on books only to show up to class for the sole purpose of obtaining a good grade? Unfortunately, that is the mindset of most college students today. Most students wish to satisfy their professors enough to get a good grade, receive credit and move closer to ultimately graduating and getting the degree they need in order to enter the work field. They don’t read, and are wasting valuable money and a valuable learning opportunity that will likely only get one chance at. The sad part is, those people aren’t going to get this message because they likely won’t be reading this.

Make time for free time

It’s important to give your mind and body Instead of just admiring their pretty phoa break and enjoy some solitude. By living tographs and art, I started my own journal on campus, you are constantly reminded of project to make time for myself and to practice school. The thought of studying or commy creativity. Because I was most inspired pleting homework assignments can by Annetta’s attitude of living to be inmake your body tense from stress. So spired and to inspire others, I use my find time to step back and do an actime wisely to fit “me time.” tivity for you. Making time for free time alI am the queen of the busy bees. lows you to have a balanced day. I actually enjoy staying busy and You can then enjoy everyday by to fill my brain with information turning off the stress switch and along with schoolwork. But by mellow out. doing that, I can lose myself to Everyone gets the these distractions. Until this same amount of time in past winter break I was ina day, so take advantage spired by professionals of it and remain producwho have busy schedules, tive in something. We but work towards exercislive in a busy world and ing their creativity. are going to live with I follow a blog called busy schedules, but that ROJAS doesn’t mean we can’t fit “me “Inspired by Annetta,” an artist, KATHERINE Editor in Chief photographer, wife and mother, @kathyreds time.” If you want to spend your who would blog about her creativity time looking up sports stats or whether by sharing her paintings or uploading browsing over Instagram, don’t browse like her photographs. The purpose of her blog is zombies but fill yourself up with inspiration. to capture and share images that leave her inWhen fitting in free time, we should use spired, then she can inspire others to “do bet- it to enjoy life. Do a fun activity that won’t ter” and “be greater,” she says in her blog. leave you feeling sick the next day, or someNext, she and her friend, another pho- thing you’ll regret later on. Instead, be wise tographer, wife and mother, created a blog with your time. By fitting in free time, you can called “A Year to Inspire,” where they follow gain time management skills which will help prompts from “365 Journal Writing Ideas: A you with completing and work assignments year of daily journal writing prompts, ques- and benefit you in your career. It can help you tions & actions to fill your journal with memo- prioritize what’s really important and as author ries, self-reflection, creativity & direction” and pastor Craig Groeschel says, instead of foby Rossi Fox. On their blog they complete a cusing on what you want now, you can focus journal entry or activity a day and share it with on what you want most. their audience.

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday and it’s time to start preparing for your own Super Bowl party. From food to decorations, here are some simple ways to add a fun football touch to regular party must haves.

This bean dip is super simple to make and there is no oven or microwave involved. Ingredients: canned refried beans, taco seasoning, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheese, olives and tortilla chips. Mix the refried beans with the taco seasoning and then put that at the bottom of the bowl. Then layer the rest of the ingredients any way you please. Stick some tortilla chips around the cup or bowl.

Bottle name tags

Layered bean dip

Check out a full video tutorial on how to make the layered bean dip on our website. This is a simple way to make sure no one gets their drink mixed up with someone elses. These tags are decorated with the different team colors. These supplies can be found at the Dollar Store. Super cheap and easy decor. Bottles also add a classy touch rather than having cans. You can find these bottled drinks at local grocery stores like ShopRite and Stop & Shop.

Football field popcorn bag Deck of cards and more Create your own popcorn bag that looks like a football field. All you need is construction paper and crayons. Little things like these bags make a big difference to the party atmosphere. Another cute way to add variety is putting out different popcorn seasonings like buffalo, paremsean and something sweet like brown sugar.

It’s good to have extra games around that everyone can play in case the game gets dull. A game that everyone has been talking about recently is “Cards Against Humanity.” It’s similar to the popular card game “Apples to Apples” but for an older, mature crowd. Another super fun tool to have around is the Wii. “Guitar Hero” and “Just Dance” are great games that everyone can play.

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Campus Couture Cassie Klatskin

Senior, economics major

Skirts add a punch of color, tops look better when tucked into skirts and everyone wears jeans so it helps me to stand out. is always my number one priority though.

Justin Bieber was arrested at 4 a.m. in Miami Beach, Fla., on Wednesday Jan. 23, for drag racing a rented Lamborghini. Bieber did not have a valid license and failed a sobriety test. He was later charged with a DUI. The singer told a police officer he was taking prescription antidepressants, had smoked marijuana and had a beer earlier that night. The mug shot of the 19-year-old pop star was released a few hours later before it went viral, which featured the star smiling.

“Jersey Shore’s” Jennifer “J-Woww” Farley and fiance Roger Matthews are expecting a daughter. The couple announced the pregnancy on Christmas day to fans by Instagramming a photo of their Christmas card, which included the sonogram. The guidette has been having morning sickness, but has pal, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, to help her deal with the sickness and shop for baby clothes.



“Hepatitis Creek” Twitter Account

Speedy Bieber

From party girl to baby mama

Cassie Klatskin, a Senior economics major, loves to dress to impress. She wears skirts almost everyday and only shops at Forever21 because she is able to “look rich without breaking the bank,” she said. Klatskin describes her style as “classy edgy.” The reason she wears skirts so often is because “everything looks better with a skirt,” she said.



Why icebreakers are torture for everyone

No more Spice Girls reunions

Victoria Beckham, known as “Posh Spice,” once sang that “friendship never ends” with the rest of the “Spice Girls.” However, Beckham has put an end to it. She told “French Vogue” that she “won’t ever again” reunite with the popular ‘90s girl group. The wife to soccer star, David Beckham, said she knew that it was over in 2008, during their last reunion tour date. Posh Spice concluded her interview with the magazine by saying it was an “honor” to perform at the Olympics.

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During the long frigid months of winter when we find a sheet of ice covering the infamous babbling brook here at Quinnipiac, the spirits of the students have been warmed by the hilarity of the “Things in Hep Creek” parody Twitter account. With only 238 Twitter followers, this account continues to grow in popularity everyday. Students that are already following @hepcreek have found themselves scrolling through their Twitter feeds in suspense, awaiting what @hepcreek will tweet next. “It’s becoming a daily routine checking this hilarious Twitter [account],” freshman Emma Soviero said. “I can definitely relate to some of the things that have been tweeted, such as ‘Tears from Finals Week.’” The “Things in Hep Creek” account can be found at Twitter handle @ hepcreek. In its bio, the Twitter account describes themselves as “Infecting Bobcats since 1929.” Although “Hepatitis Creek” is pleasing to visiting high school students and their families, faculty and students currently attending Quinnipiac know, thanks to the “Things in Hep Creek” account, there is far more significance in the creek than what the eye can see. This parody Twitter account is truly a way for the student body to relate with one another by “throwing” all of their shared inconveniences “into” “Hepatitis Creek.” Some “Things In Hep Creek” tweets that have gotten a great deal of recognition are: “@hepcreek: Extra North Lot parking spots,” “@ hepcreek: Forgotten memories from Barstool,” “@hepcreek: Java John’s sunglasses,” and the ever-popular “@hepcreek: QU 101’s The Individual in the Community by Dansdill.” Although the owner of the @hepcreek account is anonymous, Quinnipiac’s Bobcats are thanking whoever it may be in plentiful laughs, retweets and favorites.. –C.Davis

The first week back from winter break is always easy and stress-free for the majority of the student population. You’d expect most people to enjoy “syllabus week” due to the lack of work, but it ranks high in the snooze factor. Students and professors alike recognize this as a solid problem with syllabus week, so many professors try to shake things up with some horrific ice breaker to rejuvenate the class before rattling off all the course objectives, the required readings and blah, blah, blah. Listen, many of us appreciate the attempt to liven up the class, but 99 percent of the time they just make us feel even more awkward and, somehow, even more bored. If the professor asks for fun facts, no one ever actually says anything remotely fun about themselves (If your “fun fact” is that you went to the beach, just leave class now).The professor can go around asking everyone in the class their name, year, major, hometown, etc., but I’m never going to remember anything about Susie Smith who sits in the back of the room and I highly doubt anyone else will either. Many of my professors in the past have handed out worksheets that say “find someone in the class who traveled over break!” or “find someone who is from the same state as you!” The point of the icebreaker is to talk to some stranger in your class for a brief three seconds before asking them to sign your paper, proving you actually tried to talk to people. Why are professors still requiring us to do these? This isn’t fifth grade and who cares if someone in my class happened to go to Cancun for a week? I don’t want to sound too harsh, but it’s like busywork. If it’s a smaller class, then that’s definitely more understandable, but trying to get to know a class of 30 kids or more in a semester, let alone in a single class, is a moot point. Rather than relying on icebreakers, please, just let us out early. I think we can all agree that it’s for the best. –S. Kozlowski

Disney’s 2000 movie “Life Size,” starring Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan, has announced it will be making a sequel. Banks said the movie should be out in late 2014 or early 2015, but would not reveal any more information, such as if Lohan would be returning to the movie. The “America’s Next Top Model” host also said the sequel would be a “very modern” take on the movie.

Newest ‘N Sync solo Member

Lance Bass, former member of heartthrob boy band “‘N Sync,” has released his first song in 12 years. The song, called “Walking on Air,” was released on iTunes on Jan. 21. “Walking on Air” is a collaboration between Bass, Anise K, Bella Blue and Snoop Lion. Bass described the song as a “fun dance track.”

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Flow into a campus yoga class By KATIE O’BRIEN Senior Managing Editor

Breathe in, breathe out. As I walked into Studio B in the Fitness Center on the Mount Carmel Campus, I felt a little anxious. I’ve been doing yoga for about a month now and am most definitely still a beginner. Not sure what the next hour was going to bring, I rolled out my purple mat and sat crisscross on the floor. “You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga,” Justine Salerno, a sophomore and certified yoga instructor from Wappingers Falls, N.Y., said while turning on “Do You Know Me,” a slow, mellow song by John Mayer. Salerno led the class of about 15 people through a variety of poses, both toning and restorative, relaxing and rejuvenating.

Yoga focuses on breathing. Salerno explained to the class that being aware of the breaths you take during the practice is an essential part of yoga. The first pose of the practice was a motion called “cat,” where the class, with their hands and knees on the ground, curled their toes under and pulled their backs up toward the ceiling. After holding for a few breaths, Salerno led us into “cow,” where we pushed our ribs and navels down towards our mats, directing our gazes toward the ceiling. These two poses countered each other, creating a restorative balance in my back in between the two poses. After the cat and cow variations, we moved into “downward facing dog,” as we fixed ourselves into an inverted-V pose, with

our hands and feet on the mat. After holding this pose for a few breaths, you might think the only thing happening would be a giant headrush. However, I felt the stretch in my hamstrings the most and what resulted was a full leg stretch. Next, we moved into lounges and lounge variations, which I felt stretching from my calves all the way up into my shoulders. Moving from a low lounge into a high lounge created tension in my abdominal muscles and challenged my balancing abilities. From here, Salerno led us into a V-sit position which pushed my abs even further. Salerno ended the class with “bridge,” a pose which required me to lay on my back with my knees bent. I then lifted my hips up and held the pose for about eight breaths. I felt the burn of this pose in my thighs and calves. Although the poses and variations

throughout the practices helped me unfold, breath deeply and balance, the most relaxing part of the class was the final pose. Salerno instructed us to lay on our backs with our hands at our sides, close our eyes and breath deeply. She then put on different music and slow sounds of John Mayer turned into what sounded like wind chimes and raindrops. We rested there for about five minutes, focusing on our breathing. When the class ended, I propped myself up and slowly opened my eyes. For those who think yoga isn’t a workout, you’re sadly mistaken. Throughout the entire practice, I could feel my shoulders, back, legs and abdominal muscles working. I would suggest this class to beginners and pros alike. Namaste. ILLUSTRATIONS BY KATIE O’BRIEN AND HANNAH SCHINDLER PHOTO FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

The good and bad of the gluten fad What to know before going gluten-free By JEANETTE CIBELLI Staff Writer

In the midst of all the short-lived food trends, we have found one that has lasted longer than the others. The “gluten craze.” But before we jump on the bandwagon, we have to ask ourselves, “what exactly is gluten? And should we follow this trend?” The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) defines gluten as a protein that acts as a binding agent in many grains, such as wheat, rye and barley. The American Diabetes Association offers a comprehensive list of foods that contain gluten. Any wheat-based flours, bread, pasta, pretzels, baked goods and cereal are common sources of gluten. It is also found in beer, salad dressings, soy sauce and other sauces. Those who maintain gluten-free diets no longer eat these foods. This “gluten craze” is not some silly fad. Health concerns serve as the main reason for going gluten-free. According to CNN, less than 1 percent of the American population is affected by celiac disease, or an allergy to gluten. The website of the NFCA lists several symptoms associated with the disease, such as stomach pains, headaches, rashes, irritability and fatigue. The NFCA has also reported that approximately 18 million Americans suffer from a non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which is an amount six times greater than the population affected by celiac disease. These people experience similar symptoms caused by gluten without having the celiac diagnosis. The removal of gluten from diets will resolve these problems and can result in an increase in energy and overall sense of being in better health. The NFCA has found that people with autism and multiple sclerosis have noticeable improvement to their health after transitioning to a gluten-free diet. Recently, many people without celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity have elected to eliminate the protein from their

diets in order to experience similar results. Freshman Kael Miller has been glutenfree for approximately a year. “My sister has Celiac Disease, and we [went gluten-free] as a family, but it ended up helping my health issues also,” she said. “I had severe asthma and chronic migraines, but they’re all gone now.” However, people who go gluten-free, whether it be out of necessity or choice, must be careful to ensure that they are receiving the proper amount of certain nutrients in their diet. Yahoo! News did a report on this “gluten craze,” and they consulted nutrition experts about the cons of a gluten-free diet. Since many of the foods that contain fiber, iron, niacin and other important vitamins contain gluten, it is common for people who maintain gluten-free diets to lack sufficient amounts of these nutrients. Fortified gluten-free foods are available, but they are often expensive, which is a common deterrent for people. Additionally, going gluten-free may not be necessary for some people in order for them to feel healthier. Often what makes people feel better after eliminating gluten is the elimination of candies, snacks, pastries and other foods that provide simple carbohydrates and excess sugar. Reliance on healthier food options, such as fruits and vegetables, is what makes the difference for some people, so a gluten-free diet may not be necessary.

The transition to a gluten-free diet is not an easy one. There are many resources and options for people who choose to do so, but they still may encounter difficulty. offers a wide variety of seasonal recipes and tips on living gluten-free. Quinnipiac University and the surrounding area offer gluten-free options to students. Café Q has a gluten-free area including bagels, hamburger buns, chicken nuggets, salad dressings and pasta. Gluten-free pizzas can be requested. There are also off-campus dining options with gluten-free menus, such as Primo Pizza and Claire’s Corner Copia, among other restaurants. Some students with gluten allergies don’t think the school offers enough glutenfree options. Sophomore Lizzie Thompson has Celiac Disease and finds it difficult to find gluten free options in Café Q, “Instead of the gluten free options being easily accessible, you have to ask the employees if there is a gluten free op-

tion but they don’t advertise it well.” Other students find Quinnipiac’s glutenfree options to be more accommodating. “Quinnipiac has relatively good options, so that’s not what makes it hard,” Miller said. “Watching other people eat cupcakes and stuff from Au Bon Pain is what makes it hard. It’s the temptation that makes it difficult.” Since gluten is found in so many foods, adaptation, creativity and dedication are required to maintain a gluten-free diet. People rely on naturally gluten-free foods, such as rice, corn, beans, fresh produce or purchase gluten-free versions of foods. They must be careful to make healthy choices and keep the warnings of nutrition experts in mind. So will you join the “gluten craze?” You may have to sacrifice some of your favorite foods, but you may also reap the rewards of better health.


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How-to start and keep resolutions By MEGAN ALDERMAN-PERSON

Don’t be so hard on yourself:

Staff Writer

Another year, another resolution. With the start of 2014, the age-old question will somehow always find its way into conversation: what is your New Year’s resolution? We’ve all heard the phrase, “New Year, new me,” but making resolutions seem to be much easier than actually sticking to them. Whether it is to be more productive, go to the gym more or become more involved in organizations, these new changes seem to always start off well and then slowly slip away with the passing of weeks and months. But keeping up with these resolutions can largely benefit you in the long run and don’t have to be as difficult to keep. Here are some tips to start, and keep, your resolutions.

New changes take time to become habits. It takes work to keep up resolutions, so if you slipup once or twice, just try to get back on track the next day. If you constantly put yourself down when you mess up, it is easier to give up after the first slip-up.

Reward yourself:

When you do something that brings you closer to your resolution goals, remember to give yourself some praise. If you go to the gym every day, make it so that you can only read that book you’ve been waiting to read while on the treadmill. If you finish work ahead of time, allow yourself time to watch a movie you’ve been wanting to see. Not only will it make you motivated to keep your new habits alive, but it will also give you an excuse to pamper yourself after your hard work. And let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be pampered?

Make realistic goals:

We all want to make some sort of change in our lives, or we would not be making resolutions in the first place. However, making large goals may seem ideal in retrospect, but can be overwhelming when it comes time to tackle them. Instead, try making smaller changes that can gradually build up to a larger goal. They’ll be easier to achieve and won’t seem unattainable. For instance, making a different goal each month is much more achievable than year long goals.

Remind yourself of your goals:

Resolutions are easier to keep up with if you force yourself to remember what you are working toward. Have friends help you

Support groups:


to remember your resolution and you can promise to help them too. Jot down what you want to accomplish and put it somewhere you look everyday, like writing Post-it notes and putting them on your mirror. Set cell phone alerts to go to the gym or write them

in your planner. Write motivational quotes on your white-board and keep in your desk. Everyone looks in the mirror so take a dry erase marker and write resolution reminders on your mirror. Remember to do these things monthly!

Find a couple of friends who are working really hard to keep up with their resolutions and start a blog together. Write down accomplishments and goals, then read and comment motivational things to help one another. The more you talk about your resolutions, the less chance there is to forget about them. No matter what your resolution is, the payoff from knowing you accomplished your goal will be worth the effort. The next time someone asks you the usually dreaded question of what your New Year’s resolution is, you can be excited about your answer.

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Women’s basketball falls to Fairfield By NICK PALMA Staff Writer

The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team couldn’t find consistent shooting all day, which ultimately led to a 61-52 loss to Fairfield Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats didn’t have an answer for Fairfield’s Felicia DaCruz, who led the game in scoring with 19 points. She shot 50 percent from the field and helped open up shots for everyone around her, recording three assists. Quinnipiac never led in the game, as Fairfield took a 28-22 lead going into halftime. It was a game that was managed by the Stags throughout both halves, which forced the Bobcats to play a defensive-minded game. “We really dug in defensively for the rest of the game,” Quinnipiac head coach Tricia Fabbri said. “We didn’t make enough shots obviously to win the game, getting stuck at 52, but I thought a big part of the game was them going to the line 26 times to our eight.” Both Brittany McQuain and Gillian Abshire found themselves in foul trouble early in the game. Fabbri had to rely on her bench

players to come in and play tough defense against Fairfield’s offensive surge. “When you have Boo and Sam and Brittany in the first half all down with fouls, we really weathered a very tough storm,” Fabbri said. “I give credit to my team. I thought we played through some real adversity out on the floor and we really hung in there.” McQuain didn’t have the offensive game she was expecting after coming off an 18-point performance against Rider on Jan. 21. Once she found herself in foul trouble she was never able to find a groove driving to the basket. Quinnipiac eventually cut the lead to four with just under two minutes to play, but Fairfield’s Kristin Schatzlein put in a couple of open lane baskets to open up the lead as time dwindled. The Stags were able to maintain solid shooting in the second half, when they shot 42.3 percent as a team. Shooting 26 times from the line proved to be the difference as they had more free-scoring chances than Quinnipiac. “We didn’t shoot the ball all that well, that’s why they were able to still sit in that zone,” Fabbri said.


Junior forward Jasmine Martin dribbles the ball between her legs in the second half of Sunday’s game. “Searching for someone to get on court to hit a couple for us to get us over the hump and play with a lead. That didn’t happen today.” The game started with a 10-0 run in Fairfield’s favor, which

forced the Bobcats to adjust their game. “We really have focused so much from a defensive perspective that we need to find more balance,” Fabbri said. “We saw our struggles

offensively our last game at Rider so we need to get more balance without losing the defensive focus.” The Bobcats fell into fourth place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after Sunday’s loss.

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Barron hole on defense

RUNDOWN MEN’S BASKETBALL QU 73, Iona 95 – Friday Ike Azotam: 18 points, 16 rebounds Umar Shannon: 15 points QU 90, Manhattan 86 – Sunday Zaid Hearst: 25 points, 10 rebounds Shannon: 25 points WOMEN’S BASKETBALL QU 54, Rider 44 – Tuesday Brittany McQuain: 18 points QU 52, Fairfield 61 – Sunday Jasmine Martin: 18 points Samantha Guastella: 10 points

GAMES TO WATCH MEN’S BASKETBALL QU vs. Canisius – Thursday, 7:30 p.m. QU at Siena – Saturday, 7 p.m. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL QU at Niagara – Saturday, 2 p.m. MEN’S HOCKEY QU at Dartmouth – Friday, 7:05 p.m. WOMEN’S HOCKEY QU vs. Dartmouth – Friday, 7 p.m. QU vs. Harvard – Saturday, 4 p.m.

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Januar y 29, 2014

Absence of Defensive Player of the Year felt The Quinnipiac women’s bas- Iona and Marist–in the top 50, Quinnipiac checking in at No. ketball team was expected to ex70. St. Francis (N.Y.) is the perience some growing pains NEC’s top team based on when moving conferences, RPI with a ranking of 96, but perhaps its biggest adand the next-best team’s justment has to be the loss ranking at 172. of one of the program’s But beyond the strength best-developed guards. of schedule or RPI is how A year after runthe team plays on ning the table in the court, and there the Northeast is a noticeable Conference difference with and advancing the absence of to the NCAA Felicia Barron, a Tournament, the By MATT EISENBERG Senior Managing Editor two-time NEC DeBobcats find them@matteisenberg42 fensive Player of selves in fourth place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic the Year. Barron was a tremendous deConference, 3 ½ games behind conference-leading Iona and 2 ½ games fender for Quinnipiac, tightly behind Marist, which has won the guarding some of the NEC’s best players. She ranked fourth in the MAAC eight years in a row. The Bobcats weren’t going to country last year in steals per game post a 30-3 record like they did last (3.61) and second in the country year, especially given their tougher two years ago. With Barron starting schedule. This season, Quinni- in each of the 33 games last year piac has faced last year’s national and Gillian Abshire’s play at point runner-up Louisville, defending guard, Quinnipiac posted a DiviOhio Valley Conference champion sion I-best +8.55 turnover margin. This year, Quinnipiac still ranks Tennessee-Martin, America East champion Albany and Atlantic 10 high in turnover margin, placing 30th champion Saint Joseph’s. Last year, and leading all MAAC teams with a the Bobcats played St. John’s and +4.19 margin. But compared to last Hartford, whom they also played season, Barron is irreplaceable. Only once this season has any this year. The MAAC is a much more Quinnipiac player recorded at least challenging conference, especially five steals in a game. Barron did that compared to the NEC. Based on 10 times last year. Two years ago, RPI, the MAAC posts two teams– she posted a double-double with 16

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Guard Felicia Barron eyes a pass during a game last season. Barron, a two-time Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year recipient, broke the program Division I record for steals and helped the Bobcats to their first NCAA Tournament. points and 12 steals, a program Division I single-game record. She shattered the program Division I record for career steals, recording 95 more than Brianna Rooney, who has the second-most. As a team last year, the Bobcats averaged 12.4 steals per game, sixth in the country, compared to the No. 119 ranking this season. To say the least, Barron is missed. She was the catalyst for last season’s championship team, and it has been difficult for Quinnipiac to adjust without her.

Quinnipiac still controls the ball well, averaging 16.3 assists per game. The Bobcats are one of the more potent rebounding teams in the MAAC, leading the conference in rebounds and ranking second in rebound margin. They still score a lot, averaging the second-most points in the conference. But without Barron, Quinnipiac has allowed nearly 10 more points per game, a testament not only to the tougher schedule, but also to how much the Bobcats miss Barron’s tenacious defense.

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Januar y 29, 2014


Boxed out



Times the men’s basketball team has tallied 80 or more points in a game this season.


Consecutive games men’s basketball forward Ike Azotam has reached double-digit point figures.


Points women’s basketball senior Brittany McQuain needs to move into 13th place on Quinnipiac’s all-time scoring list.


by the numbers

Clockwise from top left: Jasmine Martin tries to get a rebound in the second half of Sunday’s game vs. Fairfield; Maria Napolitano boxes out after a free throw in Sunday’s game; Brittany McQuain drives to the hoop in Sunday’s game; Samantha Guastella looks for a pass as she is guarded in Sunday’s game.

JASMINE MARTIN Women’s basketball Junior Martin led the Bobcats with 18 points in Sunday’s 61-52 loss to Fairfield. She also contributed three assists and shot 6-of-15 from the field. She leads Quinnipiac in scoring this season, averaging 14.8 points per game. AMANDA HOSKINS/CHRONICLE

IKE AZOTAM Men’s basketball Senior Azotam recorded a combined 39 points and 29 rebounds in two games this past weekend. He had 18 points and 16 rebounds against Iona on Friday night, and 21 points and 13 rebounds in Sunday’s victory over Manhattan. He shot 13 for 28 from the field in the two games. BRYAN LIPINER/CHRONICLE


Place Shameal Samuels of the women’s indoor track team finished out of 163 competitors in the Great Dane Classic.


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“We didn’t make enough shots to obviously win the game. A big part of the game was also them going to the line 26 times to our eight.” — TRICIA FABBRI WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Januar y 29, 2014


Forward progress

Azotam, Drame key to men’s basketball’s title hopes the conference tournament come If you haven’t been paying March. attention to the Quinnipiac The Bobcats have 10 men’s basketball team lategames remaining on their ly, it may be time to start. schedule, with only two The Bobcats 90-86 coming against opponents overtime victory against with an overall record Manhattan on Sunday above .500. And afternoon marks the though they were latest example of beaten by Iona notable success, on the road Frieffectively sweepday night, Quining the season senipiac’s numbers ries with the team indicate that it has picked to finish By NICK SOLARI Associate Sports Editor been an underapfirst in the Metro @ns0lar1 preciated team all Atlantic Athletic season long. Conference preseason poll. In Iona’s 95-73 trouncing of Quinnipiac outscored the Jaspers 13-9 in the overtime period, Quinnipiac, the Gaels won the becoming the first team to defeat rebound battle 45-37. That ended Manhattan in overtime this season. the Bobcats 49-game streak of The Bobcats are now 6-2 in Janu- outrebounding their opponent, an ary and 7-3 in conference play, NCAA Division I record. All of good for a tie with Manhattan for this came in a game that starting center Ousmane Drame sat out of, third place in the MAAC. In addition to having beaten and Drame is currently grabbing Monmouth twice, Quinnipiac has 9.8 rebounds per game this year. Quinnipiac returned back to also split its season series with Iona, which is tied for first place its roots on Sunday, as Moore’s in the conference. In their inaugu- squad took the rebound margin ral year in the MAAC, it would be 50-39. It’s worth mentioning that safe to say that Quinnipiac head the Bobcats lead the MAAC in coach Tom Moore and the Bobcats rebounding margin against oppohave proven that they can compete. nents, as they sit at +27, more than In fact, given their remaining eight rebounds greater than any schedule and recent success, Quin- other team. They lead the league in defennipiac could make some noise in

sive rebounds by a commanding total, and are even grabbing 42.6 percent of the rebounds that present themselves on the offensive end. Because of this drastic advantage the Bobcats have in both size and physicality, they need to do just enough on the offensive end on most nights. Quinnipiac is fourthbest in the conference in scoring per game and third-best in freethrow percentage, which has surely met the criteria so far. Quinnipiac’s record is 7-1 at home, with its only loss at the TD Bank Sports Center coming at the expense of Boston University in early December. Still, its road record of 4-6 might not be indicative of the way they have played. The Bobcats average 77.6 points per game at home, while also averaging 77.3 on the road. This speaks to their ability to perform at any venue, and sheds a different light on the withstanding situation. In Moore’s six seasons as Quinnipiac’s head coach, the Bobcats failed to win an Northeast Conference championship and are still looking to make it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. It may finally be the year they dance.


Ike Azotam scores a breakaway slam dunk in the men’s basketball game vs. Monmouth on Jan. 16.

Women’s ice hockey preps for regular season stretch By ALEC TURNER Staff Writer


Senior forward Kelly Babstock takes a shot in the women’s ice hockey game vs. Robert Morris on Jan. 18.

Coming off a week-long break following two non-conference games against the Robert Morris Colonials, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team is getting ready to enter the back nine of its ECAC Hockey schedule The Bobcats currently sit fourth in the ECAC Hockey standings with a 7-3-4 conference record and 18 points. They are seven points behind first-place Harvard Quinnipiac had a tough weekend last week against the Colonials. In a two-game home series, the Bobcats tied the first game with a score of 1-1 and lost the second 5-1. Currently, the team sits at No. 10 in the PairWise Rankings. The Bobcats are also 12th in the nation

in total offense, scoring an average 2.69 goals per game and fifth in total defense, letting up only 1.35 goals per game. Kelly Babstock has been one of the nation’s top offensive threats this year. The senior forward has tallied up 37 points so far this season, good for fifth in the country. Babstock has continued to cement her Quinnipiac legacy, gathering her 100th career assist this season, also sitting at 91 career goals. Goaltender Chelsea Laden has been successful between the pipes this season for the Bobcats, recording a 1.29 goals against average, fifth in the nation. Laden has also registered a .936 save percentage Freshman such as Meghan Turner and Emma Woods have entered the program with great success. The

two forwards have seven and 18 points, respectively, on the season. The Bobcats have two conference home games this weekend. Friday night Quinnipiac faces off against Dartmouth and on Saturday Harvard comes to town for an important ECAC matchup. Dartmouth currently sits at eighth in the conference with a 6-8-1 record. Sophomore forward Lindsey Allen leads the Big Green in scoring with 18 points on the season. The Crimson is 12-2-1 in the ECAC with one of those victories coming against Quinnipiac earlier this season with a 4-2 victory in Cambridge. Sophomore forward Miye D’Oench leads the high-scoring Crimson team with 19 points on the year.

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