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Core curriculum inefficient, page 7


Senior bucket lists, pages 8-9 Q30 STAFF REPORTS

Engineering dean resigns Sophomore arrested for alleged after one week of classes assault, breach of peace


Quinnipiac sophomore Alexander Orr, 19, was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting another student during an altercation, according to a Hamden Police press release. Orr, of Lincoln, Mass. was charged with third-degree assault

and breach of peace and was released on a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 13. Hamden Police responded to a Health Services call around 4 a.m. on Saturday. Upon arrival, police say the student was “bleeding profusely” from the head. Police say it began when the 18-year-old


unidentified student engaged in a verbal altercation with Orr and became physical when Orr allegedly punched the other student in the head. The student was transported to a local hospital by American Medical response where it was later determined that he suffered three broken bones in his nose.

Dropkick Murphys to drop in on the Bank

Dropkick Murphys will play a free, private concert at TD Bank Sports Center on Sept. 28. By CHRISTINE BURRONI Co-Arts & Life Editor

Dropkick Murphys are ‘Shipping Up’ to Hamden this September to celebrate the opening of Museam An Ghorta Mor, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum. Hosted by the Office of Public Affairs and President Lahey’s office, the concert will take place at the TD Bank Sports Center on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., according to John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations.


Tickets to the concert will be free and only offered to current Quinnipiac students, faculty and staff. Attendees are permitted to bring a guest. Located on 3011 Whitney Avenue, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum houses artifacts from Irish history of the 19th century Irish Famine. It will feature the largest collection of artifacts from the time period. This concert is not associated with the Student Programming Board’s fall concert. SPB will have its own fall concert to be announced later this semester.

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The newly found School of Business and Engineering is now suffering from a major setback. Students were told Thursday that Dr. Scott Hamilton, the director of the engineering program, has resigned. Dr. Matthew O’Connor, dean of the School of Business, was present in class to inform the students that Hamilton resigned on Wednesday due to “personal reasons”. With 29 students enrolled, this program is the first of its kind at Quinnipiac University. Hamilton planned to build an accredited program within the next four years. Hamilton served as an Army officer for 26 years and was the director of the National Military Academy in Afghanistan. In the past he has had success in building many engineering programs from scratch. With his track record of accomplishments, his withdrawal comes as a surprise to students. Without Hamilton’s guidance, the students’ confidence in the pro-

gram has begun to fade. Hamilton was a big selling point as to why they chose this university over others. “I personally chose QU over Boston University because Dr. Hamilton convinced me that I could receive a better education under his direction,” said freshman Matthew Powers. “His resignation comes as a huge blow to all of us.” Another student reversed his college experience, going from being a junior to a freshman, in order to be enrolled in the engineering program. John Morgan, Associate Vice President for Public Relations, said “The university does not comment on personal matters.” Students have been assured that the program will go on as planned. Professors John Reap and Justin Kile have been appointed to the founding faculty of the engineering program and will serve as advisors. The undergraduates respect these advisors, but still remain tentative. Powers said, “Confidence in the program has quickly dwindled and we all feel uncertain about the future.”

WHAT’S INSIDE: INTERNSHIPS Set sail on the InternShip before graduation, page 5 No cash, just credit: paying for an unpaid internship, page 6

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The Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center (top right) got a makeover during the summer, changing the layout of several rooms inside. The Carl Hansen Student Center finished up its exterior construction, while the inside is undergoing its finishing touches.

OPENING AND CLOSING Mondo subs reopens after broken water pump discovered By JULIA PERKINS Contributing Writer

In the bustle of moving into new dorms, catching up with old friends and meeting new people, some may not have noticed Mondo Subs was closed at the start of the school year. Mondo Subs, located in the Bobcat Den, was unable to open on its scheduled date of Aug. 24 due to a broken water pump. “[The broken water pump] was discovered when we went in to open for the season,” Director of Dining Services Joseph Tobin said. Tobin explained this pump simply “outlasted its normal life.” The pump was replaced and

Mondo Subs opened again Aug. 30. This pleased students, like sophomores Karissa Reyes and Allison D’Arrigo, who enjoy that Mondo Subs offers them a dining option closer to their residence halls. “I am happy that it is open now,” sophomore transfer student Gene DeMaio said as he finished his meal from Mondo Subs. This sentiment rang particularly true on Labor Day, when Café Q’s hours were shortened due to the holiday. It was very beneficial for students to have Mondo Subs as a healthier alternative this weekend.

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Hot sandwich counter to replace The Naked Pear By NICOLE ARMENIA Contributing Writer

The option of creating your own flat bread will soon be expanded after Chartwell’s plans to improve the Naked Pear with a new hot sandwich deli opening by the end of September, according to Associate Director of Chartwells Leean Spalding said. The Naked Pear is a made-toorder flat bread sandwiches bar and pre-made salads. Due to lack of student-produced business, The Naked Pear will soon no longer be an option for students. Spalding, said the dining option was not producing student business. “Every station in the café needs to occupied with student business,” Spalding said. “We are effected by one slow station.” By contrast, the deli has too much traffic, causing two separate lines for its customers. The Naked Pear simply cannot compete. Chartwell’s has been preparing for a change, making an ambitious idea a reality by creating a new way to make The Naked

Pear a success among the student body. For more than two weeks, Spalding has been planning to offer more choices to the students such as hot deli sandwiches like meatball grinders to sandwiches for vegetarians. Accordingly, this new option will potentially double or triple the sales of The Naked Pear. Students are beginning to anticipate this new idea, like freshman Rebecca Maioriello. “I’m excited to see more choices, especially healthy ones,” Maioriello said. The hot deli will be a completely different station compared with the existing neighboring deli. Spalding described the food as “fresh-to-cut, made-to-order and a healthy choice.” The sandwich meat will be freshly cooked for the students and made by an Impinger oven, a rotary oven that roasts all your favorite meats and freshly cut for a custom sandwich, in addition to a standardize vegetarian option as well.

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TO BE CONTINUED More main campus construction arrives in two years By KATHERINE ROJAS News Editor

Although the university has more changes planned for the Mount Carmel campus, Vice President of Facilities & Capital Planning Salvatore Filardi says it won’t be for another two to five years. “There’s nothing planned this right very minute but the Law School is being moved over to North Haven so that’s going to trigger some moves, and the Engineering School is going to need space,” Filardi said. The Law School, as of now, is planned to be moved by September 2014, Filardi confirmed. Meanwhile, the Carl Hansen Student Center is essentially done, Filardi said. The student center staff is prepared to open up the entire space this week, with the exception of the main sitting area around the fireplace. Contractors are putting additional middle work, such as rail work and the column that goes across the building, that may take up to a couple of weeks. “By the end of September, I’m pretty confident [the contractors] will be out of there completely,” Filardi said. All of this planning and constructing was expressed in Quinnipiac’s “Five Year Master Plan” presentation to the Town of Hamden this July. The plan illustrated plans of constructing new academic buildings in North Lot by the Lender School of Business; however, Filardi stated that that master plan is not set in stone. “I would say that there are, in the long term planning of things, the possibility of building academic buildings

where SoB is, but that’s not anything that’s being specifically planned right now,” Filardi said. “I’ve seen plans of a building right next to the business school, but we’re not planning to build that; somebody designed it, at least conceptually.” Filardi defines a “master plan” as encompassing all the planning for the university. “The document that was given to the town is kind of a ‘heads up, this is what we might be thinking about,’ but none of it is specifically ‘this is what we’re doing.’ We’re not going to build a new campus anytime soon,” Filardi said. “We are actually embarking on a full-campus master plan this year and that will be much more detailed about potential growth of new programs and where new buildings might be.” The primary goal Quinnipiac has with planning is focusing North Haven as the graduate campus, Filardi explained. Furthermore, the university continues to be competitive in the higher ed market place. “When there’s an opportunity to add a program that makes sense and a program that there’s a demand for, we continue to be flexible enough to address those kind of things,” Filardi said. With a goal of adding new programs in high demand, Quinnipiac is focusing on its newest addition. “Right now, we have two big undertakings with the school of medicine, school of engineering, so I think we need to get those under our belt before we start thinking about anything else, but for the short term, I think we have plenty of opportunity for growth within those two

schools,” Filardi said. The master plan also touched upon student housing, a hot topic between the Town of Hamden and Quinnipiac University. Quinnipiac has continuingly met with the Town of Hamden throughout this past summer to settle on a housing solution. According to Filardi, the housing issue is over students not accepting senior housing while the university has excess beds. Thus, the university is working on marketing these beds for juniors and seniors to stay on campus for all four years. “Some of the issues with the town and the beds over the years have been quieted because of the new beds,” Filardi said. “We think we’re going to get to the point where we don’t have any beds for students who want a campus bed and we will build new ones. The president has made that very clear that the university continues on that commitment; we will provide housing for any student that wants a bed.” In the Chronicle’s coverage of Quinnipiac’s Five Year Master Plan presentation to the Town of Hamden in July, Assistant Town Planner Dan Kops was quoted stating: “The criticism is not against the enrollment, the criticism is that Quinnipiac is growing faster than its capacity to house new students.” In response, Filardi wanted to clarify stating: “No, [Quinnipiac is not growing faster than its capacity to house new student]; the university is doing a very good job of planning, understanding what [student] needs are. I think we are trying to make sure that growth is purposeful.”

The scene in Tampa August 26, 2012: Today was a very interesting busy day! I started off at the Tampa airport at 8:00am. My job was to ride the buses with the delegates and then collect their credentials once they arrived at their hotel. Today the Massachusetts and Michigan delegates were the ones arriving at the airport and being from Massachusetts I was excited to meet these del-

egates. While on the shuttle I had the opportunity to speak to the delegates and was surprised at how enthusiastic they were for have just gotten off of a plane. I spoke to a delegate from Michigan who had designed the map for redistricting that had been passed. – D. Mendes Continue reading on

America loves Ann, Ann loves Mitt Happy Wednesday from Tampa, Florida! In the week leading up to the convention I attended classes and seminars devoted solely to analyzing the campaign process and discussing tactics and strategies used in a presidential bid. Much of what we discussed was the importance of “likability” in a national race and the struggles that Mitt Romney is facing in developing a personal image that exudes warmth. The argument is not that Romney should be someone he isn’t, but it is

vital to his success that he capitalizes on his family-man persona and the extreme support his wife continues to receive from the Republican party- especially if he plans to contest Barack Obama who, although his economic platform is questioned, his loving and warm, charismatic persona is adored. With that, it was no surprise to learn that on the schedule for the convention would be a speech from Ann Romney, Mitt’s adoring wife. – M. Farra Continue reading on


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Toilet paper, garbage bags only Hamden placed supplied in community bathrooms CAMPUS BRIEFS

Have you heard any news that you think Quinnipiac students would care about? Please, tell us:

at number 54

CNN and Money Magazine ranked Hamden as No. 54 on its list of the top 100 places to live in the United States in 2012. According to the report, Quinnipiac University is one of the reasons for the ranking. “The Land of the Sleeping Giant’s mountains, hills, and parks coupled with Quinnipiac University’s college-town energy make this classic New England town the ideal abode for many growing families,” the report said. – R. Grant

Volunteers needed for Dropkick Murphys The university is looking for student volunteers to help the day of the Dropkick Murphys concert on Sept. 28. Students are needed from 6 a.m. until midnight to help carry band equipment and assist in the dressing room. Volunteers will receive free T-shirts, food and a chance to meet the band. Applications are available on MyQ. – D. Grosso

Connecticut Day at Fenway The Boston Red Sox are celebrating the Constitution State on Sunday, Sept. 9. Tickets are available through Quinnipiac for the afternoon game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. The seats, which are located in the right field grandstand, cost $30. Students are responsible for their own transportation to/from Fenway Park. – D. Grosso


Students must provide their own toilet paper and trash bags if they do not live in a residence hall with a community bathroom. By DANIEL GROSSO Associate News Editor

Free toilet paper and trash bags were a luxury Quinnipiac students had grown accustomed to on campus. However, Facilities announced this year that it would no longer supply residence halls with these necessities. “The university will continue to supply tissue paper in common bathrooms and garbage bags in common areas on both the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses,” Associate Director of Residential Life Melissa Karipidis said in a statement. “In keeping with practices at other universities, all students living in campus housing are now required to supply their own tissue paper and garbage bags for their individual residence hall rooms.” The new policy means that any student living in a residence hall without a community bathroom must provide their own toilet tissue and trash bags. The change affects all students living in sophomore, junior and senior housing at Quinnipiac. Even a few freshmen residence halls have a suite format and are subject to the change.

The policy change is consistent with Southern Connecticut State University. Students at SCSU must provide their own toilet paper and trash bags if they do not live in a residence hall with a community bathroom. While this is consistent with Quinnipiac University’s new policy, it does not affect as many students. “We have only one senior and one junior dorm with private bathrooms,” Brian Bickford, a senior biology major at Southern Connecticut, said. “There are around six freshmen and sophomore dorms with community bathrooms.” Residence halls at SCSU, with the exception of those few junior and senior halls, all have community bathrooms. While SCSU may not house as many students as Quinnipiac, its policy does not affect as large of a percentage of students. While the policies are the same at Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut, there are far

more students affected at Quinnipiac. “I just think its a little ridiculous. In Crescent last year, we had the same setup as we do now in Eastview,” senior biomedical marketing major Daniel Ferdinando said. “I just don’t see why we should be denied something we had previously, especially considering how we now pay more [to live in] this building.” The sentiment is the same among other Quinnipiac students. “The toilet paper and trash bags [the university] supplied us with were low quality to begin with, but now it feels like Quinnipiac is screwing [students] again,” senior advertising major David Carroll said. Quinnipiac’s crosstown rival, Yale University, has a slightly different policy in its residence halls. According to Sirui Sun, a senior at Yale, all residence halls are provided with toilet paper from the university. However, students at Yale still need to provide their own trash bags for their rooms. While neither Yale nor Southern Connecticut provide their residents with both toilet tissue or trash bags, Quinnipiac students are still struggling with the new policy. “I’m sure [Quinnipiac] sees these as nonessentials, so the school sees no reason to provide them to us, saving them money” Ferdinando said. Quinnipiac’s motives behind the move have not been formally announced, but some light has been shed on the matter. “We do try throughout a student’s progress through our halls to slowly introduce our students to responsibilities that they may face upon leaving Quinnipiac such as cleaning their own spaces, cooking for themselves, and shopping for living necessities,” Crescent Residence Hall Director Audrey Heins said to a parent in an email. As Quinnipiac looks to further its students’ independence, students continue to protest the change in residential living.

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Set sail on the InternShip before graduation By BRIDGETTE FOSSEL Staff Writer

As one becomes an upperclassmen, ice cream scooping, life guarding or being a camp counselor at the overnight camp in upstate New York that they’ve been attending since they were potty-trained starts to look less appealing on a resume for a post-graduate job. This is when advancing into what can be considered the most adult-like summer job a college student can get their hands on comes into play: having an internship. The School of Communications’ internship brochure explains that “internships for academic credit are required for public relations and journalism majors and strongly encouraged for media production and media studies majors. Interns are eligible to receive three academic credits for 120 hours of fieldwork.” The brochure also states that students are recommended to intern at the end of their junior year or during their senior year. Quinnipiac offers help and instruction to students through its faculty, such as Assistant Dean of Career Services for the School of Communications, Joseph Catrino. “Internships are phenomenal on a lot of levels; it’s useful because it allows students to take what faculty has provided them and use those skills in an actual work environment,” Catrino said. “It allows [students] to build off of what their normal summer jobs have been and put something substantial to their major on a resume.” Catrino provides several outlets for School of Communications students to make sure they’re not left in the dark when searching for internships or missing out on any potential networking opportunities to find one. Catrino’s weekly “SoC Update” emails to communications students provides information regarding important upcoming dates for career workshops, events or SoC class openings, time slots to have a resume review session with Catrino himself and information about QU Career Connections; a password protected database for students of all majors, alumni and employers to apply or


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post job or internship opportunities, to name a few. Senior print journalism major and sports studies minor Jared Baiman benefited from Catrino’s weekly update emails last fall by finding a summer internship at NBC. “Last fall, I saw that Catrino was taking the first 15 students who responded on a tour of the NBC building in New York City, so I replied and got to go,” Baiman said. “I met someone in Human Resources on the tour and kept in touch with them throughout the school year and then landed an interview for an internship and ended up interning in the Corporate Communications Department at NBC in New York City over the summer.” Baiman said he was able to be a part of some substantial projects for the department within his internship, from finding press clips to writing a pitch and a social media plan for the Diversity Communications Department. The summer time is usually recommended

by faculty as a good time for internships. “It’s much more common that students do their credited internships the summer going into their senior year,” Catrino said. “I have found that students have a difficult time managing four classes and an internship during the school year.” Senior public relations major and marketing minor, Katie Van Leeuwen was an intern in New York City this summer for the small in-house public relations team at, a flash sale website featuring designer clothing and home goods at lower prices. Van Leeuwen said she left her internship feeling reassured that she was on the right path with her major. “I got to make media kits, help plan events, attend photo shoots and reach out to newspapers and magazines to get ideeli’s name out there,” Van Leeuwen said. “It was my first internship so I was definitely apprehensive about it, but I had such a great expe-

rience and I know for sure that this is what I want to do and feel that I can be successful in this field.” Unlike Van Leeuwen and Baiman, senior public relations major and sports studies minor Matt Bernstein got lucky with no commute into NYC for an internship at the Office of Public Affairs at Quinnipiac under John Morgan last spring semester. Bernstein was in charge of posting MyQ articles, updating the Quinnipiac calendar for university events, writing press releases, and contributing to Quinnipiac’s Facebook and Twitter pages. “I gained a lot of real world experience and was never asked to do any grunt work,” Bernstein said. Bernstein said he is appreciative for his internship at the Office of Public Affairs, but explained that he wants to broaden his horizons with his public relations studies. “I definitely got a lot out of my experience there but that’s all I know is university-based PR,” Bernstein said. “I would have a lot to learn if I were to work at a major PR firm in the future.” Similar to Bernstein’s reflection on his internship, Baiman also stated that the corporate world may not be the best thing for him career-wise because of the intensely fast-paced atmosphere and the lack of direction that was given to him. His internship helped him realize that he wants to focus more on getting into something specific, such as NBC Sports. In addition to the positive benefits that an internship provides, Catrino also explained that it’s good to find out what you don’t want to pursue as a job while still at Quinnipiac. “Internships give you that real world experience for what you may or may not want your potential career path to be,” Catrino said. “Although it’s great to have an internship that really pin points and reassures what you want to do with your major as a career, it’s also great to rule out the direction that you may not want to go towards within your major after graduation.”

Kappa Delta newest sorority to join Greek life By JULIA ST. CLAIR Contributing Writer

A new sorority, Kappa Delta, will colonize on campus this fall. Kappa Delta joins the list of new Greek organizations at Quinnipiac, including Alpha Delta Pi and Delta Tau Delta, added in the fall of 2009, and Pi Beta Phi, Pi Kappa Phi and Zeta Beta Tau, added in the last school year. The Greek organizations on campus are known for their emphasis on Greek community and togetherness. “I think that Greek life is a great way to get involved and meet new people,” said Shelby King, Kappa Delta’s leadership development consultant. “It has shaped me to be a better version of myself.” Kappa Delta is a national sorority with more than 230,000 members, which span 143 collegiate chapters and more than 500 alumnae, according to the sorority’s website. “Kappa Delta is not a four-year commitment; it’s for a lifetime. It’s a lifelong sisterhood,” King said. Kappa Delta works with the Girl Scouts of the USA, serving as mentors and hosting events and activities for members. The soror-

ity also helps the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University by donating money for hospital equipment and other medical necessities. Prevent Child Abuse America, founded by Kappa Delta member Donna Stone, raises money to increase awareness and prevent child abuse in the U.S. Kappa Delta also established the Orthopaedic Research Awards, which presents three $20,000 awards annually to researchers working on making key medical discoveries. Kappa Delta has already begun recruiting on campus. The sorority has been in the Carl Hansen Student Center reaching out to sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in joining Greek life. Recruitment for Quinnipiac’s new chapter of Kappa Delta, the Theta Alpha chapter, will continue through the first two weeks of September. Colonization weekend begins Sept. 14 and lasts through Sept. 16, which is Bid Day. Once the sorority has members and is officially established, Kappa Delta will sponsor several events on campus, not only for the semester, but for its time at the university.


Maddy Childs and Shelby King are leadership development consultants for Kappa Delta, which will be the newest Greek organization to join the Quinnipiac community.


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Shuttles for senior safety TWEETS OF THE WEEK Wearing my quinnipiac shirt so I get a free soda in the caf #poorcollegestudent @hannahalbee Hannah Albee

40 minutes early to class... I don’t think I’ll ever get used to living on York Hill @sammvroom Samantha Vroom Quinnipiac opening an Irish museum? Strange. Free Dropkick concert out of it? #illtakeit #keepemcomin @erinsandyy Erin Gallagher About to hear some career advice from Bob Ley... #toocool #quinnipiac @RebeccaCastagna Rebecca Castagna

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Aunchies. Sidestreet. Dicks. DeMil’s. charge $2 during the week and $3 on the What do these four places have in common? weekend for round-trip transportation. They’re all staples in a senior’s week. Students who live off campus would Unfortunately, seniors have to rely on have to find a way to York Hill and park designated drivers and taxis to get in the TD Bank Sports Center parking there. lot, as they would do to take the New Cabs can be expensive, and as a Haven shuttle that leaves from the college student, I can’t afford to be Hill. taking a $10 cab three nights a Those students would also week. Designated drivers can have to find their own way also be unreliable, whether back to their respective they stay at the bar or just houses unless they know drop people off. What hapsomeone living at York Hill pens if the designated drivwho has a couch they could er decides to have a drink crash on. Having a shuttle SAMANTHA EPSTEIN or two, or goes home and falls Senior Managing Editor within walking distance from your @samepstein19 asleep? bed would be a major draw to get There should be a universityupperclassmen to live on campus. sponsored shuttle that goes around Hamden Since the town of Hamden is pushing for to the major bars. the university to get more students living on The shuttle could leave from York Hill campus and out of off-campus houses, this and students could be carded before get- could be the major push students need. Havting on to ensure that they’re 21. I wouldn’t ing a shuttle to the Hamden nightlife would even mind paying a few bucks for the night heavily outweigh air conditioned rooms and to ensure that I have transportation to and the convenience of a gym and a (half) meal from the Hamden bars. The university could plan.

The university tries to promote the senior year experience, a fabulous way to end your time at Quinnipiac living by the best ski lodge-student center in the northeast, and this should be a part of it. The university provides transportation into New Haven every weekend, but the majority of the students taking those shuttles are underage. I’m not saying that the university should take shuttles away from the underclassmen or that the safety of seniors is more important than that of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. My point is that the university isn’t providing transportation around our town for the undergraduates that are actually of the legal drinking age. The university has just as much responsibility, if not more, to cater to those going out in Hamden as they do to the safety of those going out in New Haven. In the end, it’s about safety. The university should want the entire student body to safely enjoy the weekend and take any precautionary measures it can to ensure that safety.

NO CASH, JUST CREDIT Paying for an unpaid internship

Over the summer I interned as a reporter with the Burlington Free Press, the local newspaper in Burlington, Vt. It was a summer filled with everything I hope to do at my first job, except one thing: I wasn’t getting paid. This I understand, as many internships are unpaid, and they often teach students valuable skills needed for a future career. Something I don’t understand, however, is this: at the end of the summer I received a $2,000 bill from Quinnipiac University. I had to pay money to Quinnipiac for having an internship. I sought out the internship, applied to it, stayed in contact with an editor, was offered the job, and then proceeded to work hard all summer

long, all without help from Quin- credits to a fall or spring semesnipiac. I wasn’t in a Quinnipiac ter, and then take four classes classroom nor being taught by instead of five. This would be its professors. a better option. But I studI could use the $2,000 ied abroad my sophomore toward the ridiculous year which puts me in price of my elective catch-up mode. I have course textbooks, groto take at least 15 credceries or anything reits every semester unlated to personal til graduation. Reexpenses at colgardless, I would lege. But no. CATHERINE BOUDREAU still be paying for C0-Arts & Life Editor Shouldn’t this inan internship, which @cateliz1090 stitution reward me is baffling to me. for my successes, not drain my Also, as a journalism major, bank account? After all, I do pay I am required to complete an a large sum of money to come internship for credit. This is a here in the first place. The extra requirement I thought I was in expense seems unfair. favor of because it motivates I’ve been told that many students to find an internship students apply their internship and add valuable material to

their resume. However, now I am not so sure. I know I would do an internship even if it wasn’t required, as many of my peers would too. I don’t mean to discredit those who have helped me perfect my resume, or guided me toward the right decisions, or taught me how to write great story. I am very grateful for these resources, and understand that I may not have gotten an internship without them. But, I feel as though the actual internship and its process was something I accomplished on my own and should take credit for. Perhaps it’s unrealistic, but can’t Quinnipiac just apply the internship credits free of charge?

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Core curriculum lacks depth As high school students start their college searches, the tradition of core curriculum is usually a system they can’t escape. These days most colleges and universities want their students to be well-rounded and educated in areas other than their major. Quinnipiac’s initiative to educate their students across disciplines is certainly the norm, but the college experience should be more individually driven than Quinnipiac allows. The need for English requirements is evident; writing is a basic skill that anyone who wants a job should have. A single requirement for math is also beneficial for any student in any major. But a science class with a lab or a general history class has no redeeming value with students whose career goals or interests don’t align with the subject. Please forgive the generalization, but most students apply themselves minimally, receive a passing grade, and move on without taking anything away from these core classes. If these classes were tailored to a major, perhaps they would be better received. Why must every student on this campus take a fine arts class, but only the business students learn about resume writing? The skill of crafting a resume is necessary for every student here, yet the basics of design composition is hardly useful for a student in

the health sciences. Perhaps beefing up the requirements inside a major or inside a specific college and shrinking the university-wide requirements would be more worthwhile for any given student. A history class centered on a chosen time period and its effect on a career field would be much more beneficial to the students subjected to the requirements. Credits should be designed to educate a well-rounded student while also furthering them in their specific field of interest, rather than filling their time with lectures on material they already learned in high school. Quinnipiac outlines its expectations for students in the Essential Learning Objectives, and the message is that students should leave their college years with the knowledge and skill required to exist in today’s society and “meet the demands of a 21st century world.” If the people who design the requirements and create the learning objectives ever took SCI101L or AR103, they would see that these are not classes that prepare you for the real world nor the 21st century. They are classes for the sake of classes. A college education should take learning to the next level; focused, productive, and in the control of the student.

SGA UPDATE Bobcats, We hope your first week at Quinnipiac University was a great experience. From attending the involvement fair and scoping out potential clubs and organizations to challenging yourselves in the courses you have chosen, you all have already played a huge role on this campus. Keep it up! It was amazing meeting many of you at the involvement fair this past week. We had the opportunity to get to know a lot of students as well as having the students get to know us. We cannot wait to see who will run for the freshman class president, vice president and eight representative positions as well as the three representative spots open for the senior class. Taking a step back, we would like to inform you on what SGA did this past summer. Toward the end of June, the executive board, which includes President Ben Cloutier, VP of Student Concerns Evan Milas, VP of Programming Lauren Enea, VP of Finance Erik Cote, and VP of Public Relations Ryan Scanlon, attended a conference at the University of Denver in Colorado. The conference, National Association for Campus Activities, or NACA, assists student governments in the development of strong, effective, studentdriven leadership on campus. NACA allowed each of us to discuss potential goals, learn to efficiently run meetings, understand how to improve relations with administration, and so much more. We had the opportunity to meet other students from various schools across the country and see how they run their student government. All five of us gained such valuable skills and ideas that we cannot wait to bring to Quinnipiac this year. Get ready, things are looking exciting! Live The Legend, Ryan Scanlon Vice President of Public Relations






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Matt Busekroos A Walk Down Nostalgia Lane


t has only been one week into this semester and I already feel as though I have been here forever. My classwork is piling up, I am juggling responsibilities of two jobs and I am sick as a dog. Woof. But the last week or so has made me incredibly reminiscent of my first sem e s t e r a t Quinnipiac. The year was 2008. York Hill was a construction nightmare. Juniors still lived on the Mount Carmel campus. And Java John served coffee at the Starbucks in the café (yes, there was Starbucks). I moved into my triple in Irma that August, scared out of my mind. I needed this to be different than high school. Of course, my face completely breaking out the night before didn’t boost my confidence, but I still went in hopeful that I would come out of this experience a different person. If you are new to the community, I encourage you to go to programs on campus. Quinnipiac University After Dark and the Student Programming Board always host a number of fun activities every weekend. Not to mention attending programs in your own residence halls, which are perfect ways to meet new people, as well. Not many people knew me freshman year. However, the one person who did know me and is still here (hi Julie) could probably attest to the fact that Quinnipiac changed me for good. I joined The Chronicle my first week on campus as the assistant arts & entertainment editor. While I made friends with my floor back in the residence hall, I found myself hanging out with my buddies on the editorial board. We all worked toward a common goal of rebuilding a newspaper that was nothing at the time. I will always have fond memories of spending hours in the newspaper office all weekend to make sure the newspaper got to the printer on Monday nights. I almost transferred my freshman year, but I stayed for the newspaper. My friend MaryCatherine was the life and styles editor and asked me to go to the last RA informational session second semester. A few weeks later, I got hired to become an RA, which led me to some of the best people I ever met. I don’t know how my path might have changed if I scaled back my involvement at the beginning of college. I might have never become an RA my sophomore year or ran the newspaper my senior year. Whether you are a freshman new to campus or a senior ready to graduate in May, I encourage you to get involved if you are not already. You contribute so much to the university and your own happiness. Matt Busekroos is a graduate student studying interactive media. He is feeling particularly nostalgic this week. It might be the cold medicine.


Reality Check is a new weekly column written by Matt Busekroos, Editor-at-Large.

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Senior Bucket Li By ANNA WAGNER | Staff Writer

Ariel Relafort

1. Win at Bingo 2. Get a lead role in a QU

Andrea Carlone

1. Make dean’s list 2. Make Magnum Cum Laude (3.7 GPA at graduation) 3. Climb the bobcat 4. Climb the white trail on Sleeping Giant Mountain 5. Longboard down York Hill

Theatre production 3. Wear the Boomer costume 4. Organize a flash mob on the Quad 5. Win an essay or story competition Age: 21 | Major: English | Hometown: Torrington


Ryan Cia

1. Ride my quad on Yo 2. Hijack a shuttle and

drive it up York Hill 3. Make dean’s list 4. Hunt a turkey on Yo 5. Meet my wife at Toa

Age: 21 | Major: Management | Hometow

Matthew “Holla” Torres 1. Drive a club car

2. Ride a scooter down York Hill 3. Steal a sign

4. Have a snowball fight on the fifth floor o the York Hill parking Garage

5. Walk across frozen Hep Creek

6. Have a party on the top of Rocky Top windows wal Age: 21 | Major: Broadcast journalism | Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.

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With graduation looming, it’s now-or-never time for seniors. We asked seven seniors what they want to accomplish before they graduate. Here’s what they said...

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1. Run across a basketball game 2. Get hit by a golf cart to get

free tuition 3. Make dean’s list 4. Swim in Hep Creek 5. Eat at the York Hill cafe 6. Hijack QU security cart 7. Take Java John to a seafood dinner 8. Raid the confiscation closet at central duty Age: 21 | Major: Entrepreneurship | Hometown: Dover, Mass.


Jenn Migliozzi 1. Go to Eli’s Restaurant 2. Go to a Yankees game

sponsored by QU 3. Climb the Giant again 4. Spend all night at Relay for Life 5. Do an SPB sponsored overnight trip Age: 21 | Major: Media Studies | Hometown: Reading, Mass.

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Age: 21 | Major: Broadcast journalism | Hometown: Wallingford

5. Shoot a basket 1. Take a sign from QU 3. Ride the bobcat one last time at the TD Bank 2. Drive a golf cart around 4. Write my name and graduation year Sports Center campus

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KING OF THE Q NAME: aaron king HOMETOWN: Washington, D.c. YEAR: sophomore MAJOR: public relations


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aron King was the first to arrive home on an afternoon in May 2010. High school was coming to an end, and there was only one thing on his mind: getting into college. He spotted an envelope on the table marked Quinnipiac University. He rushed over to grab it, knowing that this was the letter of all letters; the letter deciding if he could attend his first choice or not. He ripped it open and read it as fast as he could. Seeing the word “Congratulations!” first made him speechless, but then, at the top of his lungs, he screamed. It echoed throughout his entire house in Washington D.C. King called his mom and dad immediately after opening the letter. “I was like, ‘Mom, Mom, Mom!’” he said. “And she was like, ‘What’s wrong, what happened?!’ She thought something bad had happened, like I was in an accident or something because I was so excited. My dad had the same reaction.” King also made the news his Facebook status, tweeted about it, posted it on every social media known to man, he said. The sophomore public relations major is the first in his family to pursue a college education. Though he has the first generation status, like roughly 30 percent of entering freshmen in the United States, it does anything but define him. For as long as he can remember, King has been on the path to higher education. It was a fact of life. He researched universities as an eighth grader, he said, and joked that as soon as he came out of the womb, his mother told him he would go no matter what. “My parents always pushed me, saying ‘I want you to do what I couldn’t do,’” King said, adding that both his parents witnessed family members not make anything of their lives, and wouldn’t let that happen to him. King attended high school in Maryland instead of D.C., he said, because it is a better system that could prepare him for college. It also has a higher graduation rate than the D.C. school system: 86 percent compared to fewer than 60 percent as released by the Of-

for first generation, it’s like you’re walking on eggshells. if you mess up, there’s a possibility you may drop out... you have to be self-motivated. – AARON KING

fice of the State Superintendent of Education. King became best friends with Anna Brune in high school. She recalls his constant desire to do well in school. “Once he wants to do something, he sticks to it and there’s no stopping him,” Brune said. “And he applied to schools all over. I think he wanted to experience a whole new world, gain independence and really make his parents proud.” When King began the college application process, however, he did feel the weight of being the first. He did all the paperwork himself and was mostly stressed about obtaining the necessary information from his parents, he said. He doesn’t know what he would have done without the help of his counselors and teachers with forms he didn’t understand. But for the most part, it wasn’t too difficult, he said. Nearly 17 percent of Quinnipiac’s Class of 2015 are first-generation college students, according to the UCLA Cooperative Institutional Research Program survey. A 2010 National Center for Educational Statistics study found a wide gap in the graduation rates between four-year students whose parents earned degrees, 69 percent, and those whose parents never went to college, 40 percent. These students are more likely to drop out for a range of reasons, including little preparation, feeling like they don’t belong, bad grades and financial need. “I think there is more pressure on the person who is the first generation,” King said. “For those who have parents who have gone, they already know what it takes to graduate because they’ve done it before. But for first generation, it’s like you’re walking on eggshells. If you mess up, there’s a possibility you may drop out, and you may not have anyone telling you what you’re options are or really supporting you. You have to be self-motivated.” King said his transition to Quinnipiac was a smooth sail, the hardest part being leaving his parents and younger brother. When he does feel stressed, it is mostly from his perfectionist personality. “I pressure myself more than anyone else,” King said. “I’m my toughest competition in my head. I have this quote: ‘The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.’” King said he immediately made friends in his hallway in Dana, got involved in Q30, where he is now the promotions director, and joined the fraternity Delta Tau Delta. Anthony DeCandia and King have been friends since freshman year, and co-an-


Almost 17 percent of Quinnipiac’s sophomore class are first-generation college students, and King is one of them.

chor Q30’s show “Hashtag That” together. DeCandia has been impressed by King from the beginning.

He wanted to experience a whole new world, gain independence and really make his parents proud. – ANNA BRUNE, FRIEND “He really knows how to balance a social life and schoolwork,” DeCandia said. “He double checks the script to make sure it’s okay and motivates me to get it done on time. But he’s also always a lot of fun and really outgoing.” DeCandia also said that King is a great friend, and admires his creativity and work ethic. “I think it’s great how he is just figuring

it out all on his own. He’s doing a great job,” DeCandia said. King has many goals for himself, which could be a factor behind his successes thus far. His dream job would be to be a PR manager for GQ Magazine, he said, as he is a style buff and reads every issue. But more short-term, his goal is to graduate and look back with no regrets. “Being the first one? I’d say that makes me feel like I’m doing this for [my parents],” King said. “I can look back and say, ‘Mom and Dad, I did this for you.’ That’s my biggest goal. And having my parents say ‘I’m proud of you, everyone is proud of you.’” King said that graduation day will be one of his proudest moments and expects a lot of tears. “Pretty sure everyone in my family is going to cry, and then that will make me cry,” King said. “Just waterworks. So much crying.”

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INSIDE THE MIND OF.... A Transfer Student


Toby is A!

In the summer finale of the popular television show, Pretty Little Liars, fans discovered that sweet and kind Toby was behind all that happened to the group of girls. It was the most shocking scene. Right after being with his beloved Spencer, he came to be the cause of their suffering.

Jersey Shore Is Ending

Sophomore transfer student, Chris Caruso, shares his earliest experiences at Quinnipiac, including what it’s like living in Complex, as well as his dramatic switch from Pittsburgh city life. What college did you go to before you transferred to Quinnipiac?

I went to Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Are you from Pennsylvania?

No, I’m actually from Manalapan, N.J. I know it’s far, but the distance doesn’t bother me much.

So why did you choose to go to college in Connecticut? Why Quinnipiac? I chose the school, not the state. I liked my other school, but I didn’t really know what major I wanted to pursue at the time. I was a declared psychology major but after taking a few psych classes I was like ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’

What major did you ultimately decide on?

I’m currently a health science major. That’s why I chose Quinnipiac. I knew QU had a great program for any health science major. I really want to be a physician’s assistant, which is a major Point Park University didn’t have. I knew I needed to switch schools, but unfortunately a lot of

my credits didn’t transfer so even though I should be a junior, I’m technically a sophomore.

as the other sophomore buildings. How do you like it so far?

I was annoyed, but at the same time, I expected it. I really wasn’t surprised at all. I knew I needed to make the change regardless, so I tried not to dwell on it much.

That’s what I’ve heard! So many people are, like, anti-Complex and I don’t get it! Our room has an entire kitchen with a stove and a full-size refrigerator. As far as I know, none of the other buildings have that. And it’s so easy to make friends in Complex. Everyone just leaves their door open. I really don’t mind living here at all.

Do you miss it there?

So, your adjustment process is going okay?

Did it bother you that your credits didn’t transfer since it puts you a year behind?

I mean, yes and no. All the dorms were doubles so it was a lot easier to meet and visit people in your building. And I liked Pittsburgh because everything was in walking distance. But coming to Quinnipiac was definitely best for me.

How are you fitting in?

I’m getting there. Right now—since I live in Complex—the only people I really know are other transfer students since we all live in the same building. It’s not bad.

It is a running joke for students to make fun of Complex since it’s not as ‘desirable’

Yeah, I’d say so. I’m branching out. I know someone from my hometown that goes here, and he’s been introducing me to a lot of cool people, so that definitely helps.

You’re lucky to have someone you know on campus. Do you think it would be moredifficult adjusting to QU if you didn’t have him to rely on?

Oh, absolutely. He’s my lifeline. I text him all the time if I have any questions about the campus, where classes are, stuff like that. I wouldn’t have been able to adjust as quickly. Without him, things would be a lot different.



Breaking Bad Finale

York Hill Cafe Hours

MTV announced that the upcoming season of the Jersey Shore will be the last. Chris Linn, the executive vice president of programming for MTV, said the network decided to cancel because it no longer made sense. The cast members’ lives have changed too much, especially now that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has a newborn. Season six begins Oct. 4.

Kim & Kanye Official

Kim Kardashian finally confirmed the rumors surrounding her relationship with Kanye West. She uploaded a picture of herself and West on Twitter with the description “BF time.” As if we didn’t know the truth all along.

Harvard cheating scandal

Harvard University accused 125 students of cheating on a take-home final exam in an introductory government class. There are accusations of plagiarism and collaborative answers, which are strictly prohibited.

Beiber’s Packing?

Justin Beiber was recently photographed with his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, and her father, pointing a gun. Fans are criticizing him for being insensitive after the slew of shootings this summer.

EMMA watson grew up

Gracing the October cover of Glamour magazine, Emma Watson sported a lacey bra and suggestive pose. She’s way beyond her Hogwarts years. With the headline “Emma grows Way Up,” the actress’s new film “Perks of Being a Wallflower” certainly displays it.

Jillian Michaels returns FRANK OCKENFELS / AMC


Just when you thought there was going to be a quiet ending to “Breaking Bad’s” shortened fifth season, something unpredictable happens. We saw what that “something” was, but we don’t know what it will become. That’s what makes “Breaking Bad” the award-winning show it is. Creator Vince Gilligan knows how to entice an audience. During the previews for upcoming episodes, the viewer was always left wanting more and clueless to its ending. Every episode is left like this, too. Gilligan did this with the fifth season’s ending. There’s no telling what’s going to happen in the final season. How can we predict what Hank or Walt will do? There really is no way to know what will happen in season six. Period. Considering how the fourth season ended, Gilligan could have gone any route with season five. To little surprise, he made another masterpiece. You just know something is going to happen in season six. The only bad thing about it: we all have to wait until next summer to find out. -M.Eisenberg

Ah, York Hill. The upperclassman wonderland. This state-of-theart pseudo ski lodge is the bragging right of Quinnipiac University. Students can sit and watch the awe-inspiring view, or work out while watching TV attached to the cardio machines. Convenience is what Quinnipiac intended York Hill to be all about -- except when it came to dining. Of all the services Quinnipiac offers, you’d think that it could possibly implement a less sporadic schedule for the cafeteria. But, alas, this is not the case. The York Hill cafeteria is not only unpredictable, but incredibly inconvenient. According to QU’s dining website,, the cafeteria is supposed to be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, does not mention the times the café closes for routine cleanings and unmanned registers, which seems to be at least every few hours. Considering the fact that the York Hill cafeteria is onethird the size of Café Q and one-half the size of the Bobcat Den, does this little food court really need to be cleaned twice as much as its Mount Carmel counterparts? I think not. -A. Wagner

Tough trainer and now mother, Jillian Michaels, is returning to The Biggest Loser after a three year butt-kicking hiatus. Back on the screen in January, this season will tackle childhood obesity with contestants ranging from 13 to 17 years old.


Apparently you can get away with partying naked in Vega if you’re a prince. According to the Queen, Prince Harry has diplomatic immunity, (or sovereign immunity as the Brits say) for all of his recent scandal.

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Boy Band Breakdown: By SHANNON CORCORAN Associate Arts & Life Editor

Boy bands have been a fixture in the music industry for as long as our generation can remember. Although the genre has seen its share of highs and lows, there has barely been a time when groups of attractive males didn’t dominate the charts. From the genuinely talented and eternal icons, The Beatles, to the latest British export, One Direction, the boy band craze has showed no signs of slowing down. Beatlemania in America began with their 1964 debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. From the members’ distinct charm to the group’s innovative

sound, the band quickly stole millions of girls’ hearts. Unlike most of their predecessors, The Beatles created a lasting impact. An entire generation mimicked their style and perspective of the world, and eventually all four members became music legends, both individually and collectively. After the incredible success of The Beatles, manufacturing boy bands became a popular trend. Music executives wanted to replicate the mayhem, leading to the formation of The Monkees. They experienced short-lived success in 1967 with hits “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer.” The Jackson 5, with lead singer Michael Jackson, became an instant sensation with “I Want You Back” in 1970. This marked the beginning of the “Hot 100” era, established by Billboard Magazine. “I Want You Back” reached the No. 1 position on the pop singles chart that year. Boy bands be-

gan to gain steam again in the 1980s when New Edition and New Kids on the Block stepped on the scene. This paved the way for the 1990s boom, when boy bands gained an irrevocable amount of momentum once again. The arrival of the Backstreet Boys in 1993 marked another high for the boy-band craze. Their boyish charm and dance moves were unforgettable, and BSB quickly rose to the top of the charts. Songs such as “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” and “I Want It That Way” became pop anthems sung and screamed by millions for a large portion of our generation’s youth. Three years after BSB made their debut, ‘NSYNC rose to the top. However, it was the group’s 1998 hit, “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” that put it on the map. Their success continued into 2000 with the release of the album “No Strings Attached,” featuring ‘NSYNC’s most popular song, “Bye Bye Bye.” Their looks, harmony and dance moves added a longevity to this chapter of the boy-band phenomenon. Across America, groups of friends were divided over which band was the best looking and more talented – BSB or ‘NSYNC. “The Backstreet Boys were my favorite because the members are

The Beatles, One Direction and everything in between super cute and their sound was poppy,” sophomore Rachelle Sirois said. “‘NSYNC just seemed like they were trying to copy them.” After a few dead years in the early 2000s, boy bands are making a comeback. Since BSB and ‘NSYNC, pop culture has seen the Jonas Brothers make their mark on the music industry. The trio, along with their earlier predecessors, Hanson, brought a side of the boy band world that had yet to be revealed: actual instrumental talent. Both trios became known for their poppy love songs and playing instruments on stage, a first for this realm of music. Today, British exports One Direction and The Wanted are igniting a massive fire with charttopping anthems like “What M a k e s You Beautiful” and “Glad You Came,” respectively. One Direction just announced the

release date of its sophomore album (Nov. 13) and The Wanted has been slowly climbing the charts. “I kind of feel indifferent to the whole boy-band craze that’s going on right now,” Sirois said. “There are some good songs that are coming out of it, but overall, I don’t think much of it.” Celebrity gossip websites, such as E! Online and Perez Hilton, have been gushing over the fact that the Backstreet Boys, Jonas Brothers and New Kids on the Block are currently recording new music, all rumored to debut in 2013. Hanson has also been on a two-year promotional tour of its 2010 release, “Shout It Out.”

Student orgs converge for Labor Day Fest By SARA KOZLOWSKI Staff Writer

While some students may have been groggy from an interesting Saturday night out, many were lured by the prospect of free hot dogs and hamburgers at Quinnipiac’s first Labor Day Fest on the Quad. “It looks like it’s a huge success,” sophomore Gabrielle Lesnett said. “There are way more people here than I expected. I came here for the free food. I didn’t realize there was going to be so much more than just that.” Students and Hamden locals gathered to socialize and picnic on the Quad on Sunday. Live performances, such as one by indie rock band Jerzy Jung, gave the festival a summer barbeque feel. Other activities included rock climbing, EuroBungy and a bouncy house. “This is the first year we’ve done something like this, and I think it turned out well,” Jocelyn Dulanie, programming administrator of the Student Programming Board, said. Dulanie added that SPB co-sponsored with Greek life, as well as the radio station 104.1 WMRQ, Black Student Union and the Residence Hall Council. “It’s really nice to see Greek life get-


ting involved and supporting SPB,” Mike Podias, a sophomore of Pi Kappa Phi. “It’s something that should happen more often with future events to get even more people interested and involved.” Free prizes were also given out to festival goers, including sunglasses, T-shirts and other small novelties. “I spun a wheel at the Live Nation table and won two free tickets to see Toby Keith

in concert,” sophomore Caroline Ciorciari said. Sarah Dors, an executive board member of SPB, said the organization hopes to make the event a tradition. “We hope to do this again next year,” Dors said. “The weather is perfect and everyone is just relaxing and having a good time. Even though it’s September, it feels like summer again.”

Students spent Sunday afternoon on the Quad in celebration of Labor Day. Clockwise from top left: Ladies of Alpha Delta Pi unveil their new T-shirt design; RHC hands out magnets; Alpha Chi Omega and Black Student Union both had students in attendance.

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The Rundown MEN’S SOCCER QU 2, Holy Cross 1 -- Thursday Will Daniels: 1 goal Robbie McLarney: 1 goal Philip Suprise: 1 assist Borja Angoitia: 3 saves QU 3, Lafayette 1 -- Sunday Suprise: 3 goals Machel Baker: 1 assist Daniels: 1 assist Angoitia: 6 saves WOMEN’S SOCCER QU 2, Vermont, 1 -- Friday Kemesha Woodfine: 1 goal Christina Cesarini: 1 goal Shauna Edwards: 1 assist Jill Kelley: 3 saves QU 1, Holy Cross, 0 -- Sunday Woodfine: 1 goal Crystal Burns: 1 assist Kelley: 4 saves VOLLEYBALL Montana St. 3, QU, 0 -- Friday Tierra Allen: 12 kills, 12 digs Olivia Grattan: 8 digs Jennifer Lundquist: 23 assists Akron 3, QU 0 – Friday Tanner Celestin: 5 kills Chandler Thornton: 4 digs Ashley Kopacki: 8 assists FIELD HOCKEY No. 17 Boston College 2, QU 0 -- Friday Christa Romano: 4 SOG Nicole Lewis:: 7 saves Yale 3, QU 2 -- Sunday Jess Rusin: 2 goals, 4 SOG Kristin Engelke: 1 assist Emily Cain: 6 saves Women’s Rugby QU 2, Eastern Illinois 1-- Sunday Katie Wood: 1 try Megan Hannemann: 1 try Nancy Dunn: 1 try Allison Gnys: 1 try

games to watch VOLLEYBALL QU (0-5, 0-0) at Fairfield (1-5, 0-0) – Wednesday, 7 p.m. MEN’S TENNIS QU (0-0, 0-0) at Stony Brook (0-0, 0-0) – Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. WOMEN’S SOCCER QU (3-0, 0-0) at NJIT (2-4, 0-0) – Friday, 7 p.m. QU (3-0, 0-0) at Hartford (2-1-1, 0-0 – Sunday, 2 p.m. MEN’S SOCCER QU (2-1, 0-0) at Loyola (Md.) (11-1, 0-0) – Saturday, 7 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY QU (2-2, 0-0) at Vermont (0-4, 0–0) Sunday, noon WOMEN’S RUGBY QU (1-0, 0-0) at Binghamton (0-0, 0-0) – Sunday, noon WOMEN’S GOLF QU at Tignanelli Invitational – Sunday, 9 a.m. QU at Tignanelli Invitational – Monday, 9 a.m.

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Game of the Week

Senior captain nets hat trick in win By JOe Addonizio Sports Editor

Philip Suprise found the back of the net three times on Sunday en route to a 3-1 victory for the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team over nonconference opponent Lafayette College. The hat trick was Suprise’s first career hat trick, and it started out with a goal just 7:48 seconds into the game. Suprise found himself with the ball at the middle of the 18yard line on what was a broken play. Between two Lafayette defenders, Suprise slid and shot it off the left post and in for a 1-0 lead. The Bobcat captain doubled his pleasure in the 37th minute as an arrant cross ended up bouncing in front of him. He then beat keeper Nathan McDonald to the ball and headed it in to give Quinnipiac (2-1) a 2-1 lead. Suprise celebrated once more as he found himself one-on-one with the keeper after a thru ball from Machel Baker. McDonald made a diving attempt at the ball and collided with Suprise, who was able to keep his balance and deked around the keeper, leaving him with an easy strike for his third goal of the game as well as the season. The Milwaukee native’s family was in attendance for the game and got to witness one of Suprise’s best performances. Suprise said that it helped knowing they were there to watch him. “My dad has been my coach my whole life,” Suprise said. “He

played at one of the highest levels in America. He has played professionally, as well. Just to have him there, I get that extra confidence. He helps me out before the game and helps me with what I need to do. I feel more comfortable (when he is there).” The offensive leader for the Bobcats had been struggling to score prior to today in the young season. “The games before that I was really rushing everything, trying to do too much,” Suprise said. “I sat down with coach and my dad, too, and they told me I needed to just settle down. Let the game come to me and do what I do best. Finding the little open spaces and then getting in and beating defenders is what I’ve done my whole life and I just did that today.” Quinnipiac head coach Eric Da Costa has seen many of his players get into slumps when they can’t find the back of the net. “As a forward you live and die and you measure yourself on whether or not you score,” Da Costa said. “So he could have had six assists today and still been upset with his performance. That’s just how forwards’ mentalities are. To get the first one, I think he got the monkey off his back and it allowed him to play a little bit more carefree with less pressure, and the result was goal No. 2 and goal No. 3. I was happy to see him get his first one, and obviously getting two more and helping us seal the win was very nice.” With the three goals, Suprise

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Phil Suprise, captain of the men’s soccer team heads the ball past Lafayette goalkeeper Nathan McDonald in the first half of Sunday’s 3-1 victory. This was his second goal of the match. He finished with a hat trick. now has 20 in his career and is tied for 10th all-time at Quinnipiac. Lafayette (1-2) outshot Quinnipiac 11-10 despite the final score. The Leopards also had three corners to just two for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac heads to take on Loyola University on Saturday, a team that is normally a preseason favorite in the Mid-American Conference. “Our schedule this year is ex-

tremely difficult from beginning to end,” Da Costa said. “Coming off of Boston College in our home opener, a nationally ranked team. Then coming off of two teams out of the Patriot League, which is a great league. Then we go down to Loyola and play a team out of the MAC which is always a preseason favorite or in the finals. Every team on our schedule is difficult and we need to get to more training this week.”

Bobcats take on nutrition By JOe Addonizio Sports Editor

If you are not already following @BobcatNutrition, you might want to start, especially if you are an athlete. The Twitter account is a quick and easy way to start eating healthier and smarter. Created in January by Quinnipiac’s sports dietician, Dana White, Bobcats Nutrition tweets healthy eating tips as well as recipes targeted toward athletes and college students. “I think the coaches can benefit from it, the athletes can certainly benefit from it,” White said. “It’s not just for athletes...I’m always doing healthy recipes. Anyone who is interested at all in nutrition and/or exercising can benefit from the tweets that I’m sending out.” Quinnipiac did not ask White to make the account; rather she took the initiative herself when she saw other schools such as Auburn University and University of Oregon posting similar tweets from nutritional accounts. Together, the schools interact over Twitter to spread the advice from one school to the next and inform the athletes, as

well as the student body and faculty, over social media. The Quinnipiac alumna began promoting her account by sending emails to the athletic training students with the thought that these students work directly with the Bobcat athletes on campus, as well as off. If they were informed and given nutritional knowledge, they could give direct advice to the athletes and answer any questions they have. Tweeting is not the only way the certified athletic trainer spreads her knowledge. Since becoming a fulltime faculty member at Quinnipiac in January, White has and will continue to meet with each athletic team at least once a semester. “I work it out with the coaches and give team nutrition talks,” the Bobcats Nutrition tweeter said. “If it is the first time I have met with the team, we go over very basic nutrition. For some of the teams, I have already met with them a couple of times in the year and then I try to broaden what we are talking about and do something different.” On top of her team-based nutrition sessions, White also does one-

on-one counselings with athletes who seek a specific need. In addition, she gives seminars to the freshman athletes to try and catch them up with the upperclassmen who have already had the nutrition lectures.

“It’s not just for athletes...I’m always doing healthy recipes. Anyone who is interested at all in nutrition and/ or exercising can benefit from the tweets that I’m sending out.” — Dana White Quinnipiac sports dietician

After creating Bobcats Nutrition, White was approached by head strength and conditioning coach Brijesh Patel with an idea. Patel, better known as “Coach B,” gave White the idea of an athletic cookbook that would be distributed to all student athletes. “We did a chapter on stacking your kitchen and if you’re in a dorm room we did chapters like breakfast, lunch, things like that,” White said. “Then we did (a chapter on) shakes

and a whole chapter on microwave cooking for people that can’t cook or don’t have access to a full kitchen or anything like that.” White completed the book over the summer and it was distributed to the student athletes during the first week of classes. She is familiar with writing as she writes a blog for the Food Network called “I’ve worked with them for almost five years and do a lot of things for them,” White said. “But as part of my private practice, Dana White Nutrition, I am sometimes called to give quotes on magazine articles.” White has written articles for Seventeen, Shape and Today’s Dietitian to name a few. On top of that, she also wrote an article for Maxim magazine discussing healthier options for super bowl snacks. While some of the recommendations White gives are obvious, such as staying away from sodas, others may come as a surprise. The women’s soccer team couldn’t be happier with its team nutrition talk which allows players to have rice krispy treats at halftime of their games.

The Quinnipiac Chronicle

September 5, 2012

Bobcats begin


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Clockwise from top left: Senior Crystal Burns prepares to take a corner kick during Friday’s game vs. Vermont; sophomore Machel Baker is guarded by two players as a pass is sent his way during Sunday’s game vs. Lafayette; senior Kristin Engelke chases down a loose ball during Friday’s game vs. No. 17 Boston College.

by the numbers


Philip Suprise


game win streak for eastern illinois women’s rugby team that was snapped by quinnipiac on saturday.

Men’s soccer Forward


Philip Suprise had one of the best matches of his career Sunday afternoon, drilling three goals past Lafayette keeper Nathan McDonald for his first-career hat trick. Suprise netted goals in the seventh, 36th, and 58th minutes of the contest.


goals scored by field hockey’s jess rusin in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to

Senior Milwaukee, Wis.

Kemesha Woodfine Women’s soccer Forward/midfielder

Senior Stamford, Conn.

Kemesha Woodfine had a career weekend, grabbing two game-winning goals in match-ups against Vermont and Holy Cross. Woodfine leads the team in goals this season, and has led the team to their first 3-0 start in fourteen years.


career goals for men’s soccer captain phil suprise, which is good for 10th all time at qu.


women’s crosscountry runners who finished in the top-20 in saturday’s race


Year the last time that the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team started the season 3-0. Matt eisenberg/Chronicle

Matt Eisenberg/Chronicle

The Quinnipiac Chronicle


September 5, 2012

coach’s corner

Sports wheels of destiny

“When you’re down two players at the end of the game I think you’re only digging yourself out of a hole.” @QUChronSports

— becca main field hockey

Senior Matt Narel rides his bicycle for hours on end - sometimes nine hours at a time. It’s for his dream: winning the Tour de France.

Photo courtesy of matt narel

Narel began riding after the Quinnipiac men’s track and field team was cut. He rides for Bethel Cycle out of Bethel, Conn.

Photo courtesy of matt narel

After receiving his diploma, Matt Narel plans on traveling to France to ride the practice stages of the Tour de France. By Evan Samet Staff Writer

When you win the tennis U.S. Open you receive $1.9 million. When you win the golf U.S. Open, you win $1.44 million. When you win the Tour de France you receive nothing. This doesn’t stop or slow down Matt Narel’s dream to win the Tour de France. Narel, a senior at Quinnipiac did not always have dreams of becoming a professional cyclist. He came to Quinnipiac to run track and field for the school team but in 2009, when he was a freshman, the program got cut because of Title IX. “It was a blessing in disguise,” Narel said. Once track got cut, he started riding his bike to stay in shape. As he continued to ride, his trips got longer and longer as his speed continued to increase. It was at this point that he found his love for cycling and his incredibly high talent level. His road to professional cycling started with a “PTO” (Professional Tryout) with Bethel Cycle which was a three-month process of the team hammering him with tests and challenging rides leaving him exhausted at the end of the day. But Narel stayed motivated knowing this is what he loved and wanted to do. After the three-month trial period, Bethel Cycle, signed him to a contract. For Bethel Cycle, race season is from

March to mid-October. During this time, Narel constantly gets pulled out of class. “I don’t want to miss class,” Narel said. “Some kids will be like, ‘Oh good I get to miss a week here and there,’ but once you fall behind it really sucks to have to catch back up. When I go places and have races I want to enjoy where I am. I don’t want to think about having two papers to do.” On top of missing classes, Narel commutes to Quinnipiac from Sandy Hook, so he has time to train, which makes his time on campus even less than the average student. “Being a commuter in general, it’s tougher because I’m not on campus all the time,” Narel said. “No I can’t go out and drink and party. I had one bad accident after drinking. Someone threw me a surprise birthday party (the night before) and I came close to messing everything up in my sports career. I honestly have no desire anymore.” Most seniors worry about what’s after graduation and how they are going to find a job. What’s next for the business management student is a trip to France upon receiving his diploma. “After graduation I am leaving for Europe,” Narel said. “I am going to the Tour de France to do the practice stages. I’m going out to France for probably 10 or 11 days. We get to hang with the riders and stuff like that just to get a feel for what it’s going to be like.”

Following his Tour de France practice, he is headed to Austria, Germany and Switzerland to do a few more races in Europe. “I’ll get a feel for what some of the big pro teams are going to be like,” Narel said. “It’ll be cool duking out with those guys.” The 21-year-old cyclist is still too young to enter the sports most famed race. The youngest riders usually range from 22 to 23 years of age. Riding all over the country as well as in Europe isn’t cheap. Along with that, the equipment can quickly run an amateur cyclist thousands of dollars. That is where being a professional and sponsored cyclist comes in handy. “The bike I ride now if it came out commercialized would be about $10,000,” Narel said. “So think about a car. Some are even more (expensive). If you want a decent road bike you have to spend at least three grand. It’s definitely an expensive sport.” Narel’s uniform, bike, helmet and shoes are covered with sponsors ranging from Nike to Heineken to Cliff Bar. “It’s a big privilege to get a sponsorship so you have someone constantly giving you equipment,” Narel said. “The wheels. Each wheel is 800 bucks. Do you know how many wheel sets I’ve broken? You crash, rip a wheel off or something like that.” One of the reasons the bikes are so expensive is that they are customly designed for each individual rider. “The bike that I ride is the only bike on earth exactly like it,” Narel said. “It was specifically made to fit me with my geometry like my leg length and stuff like that and specifically made for going uphill. Everybody’s bike is modified to whatever they are best at. My training partner is a sprinter so his handlebars are as low as possible because it gives him the aerodynamic advantage to be lower and be less wind resistant. My handlebars are up higher so I am more upright and (it’s) easier to go up hill. Little things like that, no one picks up on.” Narel’s partner is Jason Yoakum, a 39-yearold surgeon. Yoakum found his way into cycling in a different way than Narel. “I weighed about 300 pounds and I needed a way to lose weight,” Yoakum said.

In two years of racing, Yoakum has gotten himself down to 200 pounds and exceeds in areas where Narel struggles. “I love the hills, that’s where I live,” Narel said. “I hate going downhill. My training partner is paired up with me because he is good at all the things I’m bad at. He kicks my butt in the flat stages and is the only person I trust riding behind me going downhill. When you are going 60 something miles an hour around a bend down hill, it’s scary as hell. It’s scary as hell. Stick your head out the window going 60 miles an hour in a car that window is hitting you pretty fast. And all you have around you is a skin suit and like a 15 pound bike. It’s not pretty.” When race season ends, Narel focuses on giving back to the community and to the sport that has done so much for him. Every September, he hosts a fundraiser to raise money for Golden Opps, a charity that helps elderly people and people with depression (you can find out more about the charity

“When you are going 60 something miles an hour around a bend down hill. It’s scary as hell. It’s scary as hell.” — Matt Narel Cyclist

at “Every year I run a charity event...I have maybe 10 guys max (race) with a designated course, photographers and drivers,” Narel said. “They all come duel it out and see if they can take me down or not. It’s a lot of fun.” Although Narel doesn’t want to be perceived as cocky, he enjoys talking about cycling with anyone interested. “Everybody thinks you get on your bike and just ride,” Narel said. “But there is actually a lot of science behind it; drafting, aerodynamics. There is actually a lot of strategy behind it. I love sitting down and talking about it with anybody whether you know anything about the sport or are a seasoned expert.”

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