QUChronicle.com November 16, 2011 Volume 81 Issue 12
Arts & Life
WQAQ’s Music for Meals, page 7
A message on public indecency, page 4
Meet the fall champs, pages 8-9
communication breakdown University: DATTCO threats were a ‘miscommunication’ Citing an “internal miscommunication,” initial reports of DATTCO shuttle service threatening to sever ties with Quinnipiac because of students receiving numerous citations in New Haven are false, according to Vice President of Public Affairs Lynn Bushnell. Last week, Vice President and Dean of Students Manuel Carreiro spoke during an SGA meeting, saying that Quinnipiac was “one bad weekend away” from losing New Haven shuttle privileges. According to DATTCO Chief
Operations Officer Cliff Gibson, this couldn’t be further from the truth. “Our contract with Quinnipiac is fully intact and stands very well,” Gibson said. “I’ve talked to several of our contacts, we have never stated we are canceling service of any kind.” As a result of Carreiro’s encouragement during the meeting, SGA members started a campaign titled “Respect Your Ride.” Last Thursday, students hung posters and fliers around the Carl Hansen Student Center and Café Q. Also, SGA President Ben Cloutier
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Manuel Carreiro attends SGA meeting, warning members they were “one bad weekend away” from losing DATTCO service to New Haven, encourages them to begin a campaign
SGA begins the “Respect Your Ride” campaign, posting signs and fliers around the student center. SGA President Ben Cloutier sends e-mail to entire students body, reminding them the shuttles are a “privilege not a right.”
sent out a university-wide email on behalf of SGA reminding students that the shuttles are “a privilege and not a right.” During the meeting, Carreiro said that 38 Quinnipiac students have been issued citations over public urination. According to New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman, that number is incorrect. “The number of students since Sept. 16 that have been cited is over 100, and between 80 to 90 is from Quinnipiac,” Hartman said. See DATTCO Page 3
MONDAY DATTCO says they have no plan to terminate or alter Quinnipiac contracts. The University responds by saying it was an ‘internal miscommunication’ that led to Carreiro talking to SGA members.
Blackout Tour coming to Toad’s tomorrow Barstool founder says Toad’s is no-brainer for Blackout Tour By Catherine Boudreau Staff Writer
Barstool Sports’ Blackout Tour stops at Toad’s Place Thursday, and according to Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, holding the event in New Haven was a “no-brainer.” “Everything we do we want to bring to Toad’s Place. We never give that too much thought. We’ve realized that people don’t care who we bring because everyone knows that the Barstool name has people coming out ready to party,” Portnoy said. Coincidentally, Portnoy said the idea for the Blackout Tour arose last year while Barstool held their White Panda event at Toad’s Place. Barstool’s website stated that they are showing up with “enough black lights, lasers, strobes, and fog to fill Madison Square Garden.” Dante the Don, a DJ from Chicago, will play a mash up of popular remixes throughout the night. Students can expect to hear Avicii, Tiesto, Afro Jack and more in a high-energy, rave environment where everyone will glow, Portnoy said. Tickets, priced at $15, went on sale Sept. 20 and sold out online Nov. 9, according to Hollis Martin, the box office manager of
Photo courtesy of Dave Portnoy
Students at the University of West Virginia enjoyed themselves at Barstool’s Blackout Tour.
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Basketball pair to appear in court By Kim Green Staff Writer
Quinnipiac men’s basketball players James Johnson and Ike Azotam will appear in Meriden Superior Court this morning at 10 to continue the hearing that was postponed pending a supplemental Hamden Police report at the request of defense attorney Thomas Lynch. “I called the prosecutor last Thursday and he was still waiting to get the supplemental police report from the Hamden Police,” Lynch said. “We may get there [today] and it will be in the state’s file.” Hamden Police could not confirm or deny any details pertaining to the police report as the case is ongoing. Lynch said that they are still in the stages of speaking with the state’s attorney and hope to come to a resolution soon. “Wednesday is the next court date and sometime in the near future there will be a resolution of how we will proceed,” Lynch said. “On Wednesday I will be speaking to the prosecutor and we will start the process of how we will resolve this case. But, as of right now, I do not know how it will play out.” Johnson and Azotam were involved in a Sept. 18 on-campus fight, according to Hamden Police. Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges at their arraignment Sept. 26. Lynch is sticking to his argument that Azotam was misidentified in the police report and that Johnson was assaulted prior to the conflict. Both Johnson and Azotam were suspended from the basketball team temporarily by coach Tom Moore, but were both reinstated on Oct. 6. Johnson was issued a one-game suspension for the season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday for disciplinary reasons. Both players are expected to play in their team’s home opener against Yale Tuesday night at TD Bank Sports Center.
Save made on Sleeping Giant By Meghan Parmentier
Toad’s Place. Tickets are still available at the door on Thursday for $20. Toad’s maximum capacity is 1,000 and the event is predicted to sell out Martin said. This tour has seen the fastest ticket sales rate of any Barstool Sports event, and every location has been sold out, according to Portnoy. The Blackout Tour is doing two to three shows a week and already visited schools such as Clemson University, the University of Michigan and the University of West Virginia. After Quinnipiac, the tour heads to the University of Vermont, the University of Connecticut and Hofstra University. Freshman Danny Griffith has been look-
ing forward to the blackout party since he first heard about the tour. “I have friends from Cornell, UMass and Stonehill coming so they can go,” he said. “They’ve all already bought tickets and are skipping their classes on Friday to come.” Griffith said he is expecting the party to be “straight-up craziness.” Junior Sam Chromey is also excited to attend, stating that it will be a great way to end the week before everyone heads home for Thanksgiving Break. “I heard it’s supposed to be a wild party. It
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A 19-year-old Quinnipiac student contacted the university’s security officials last Friday and reported that she was lost in Sleeping Giant State Park, according to a Hamden Fire Department report cited in Hamden Patch. The conditions at the time were cold and dark. A Hamden Police spokesman said in the article that the student was located by state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officers and helped off the mountain, uninjured. She was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment for hypothermia, according to the report.
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What’s in a name?
Last week, Quinnipiac announced the new School of Medicine will be named the Frank H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine, after “Medicine’s Michelangelo.” The late Netter is a noted surgeon and according to the release, the world’s most prolific medical illustrator. A donation from his surviving family made the tribute possible. The school is scheduled to host its first class in the fall of 2013. – M.P.
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With SGA and SPB, The Price is Right By Marissa Himbele Staff Writer
That theme song that everybody knows amped up Saturday night’s crowd of about 100 students in Buckman Theater. Student Government Association and Student Programming Board teamed up to create the sophomore-hosted event, “The Price is Right: QU Edition.” It consisted of games inspired by the daytime show and prizes like gift certificates to Gold Star Chinese and T.G.I. Friday’s. Questions like “How much diesel gas goes into a Dattco shuttle” and “How much did the Bobcat statue cost” were asked in order for one of the four contestants to play the solo round to win prizes. “We had to adjust the game a little bit from the TV version because they are usually guessing prices of cars and vacations and we obviously can’t give that away,” said Julianne Gardner, a senior and SPB novelties and weeks chair who helped organized the event. “So that’s why we went to the videos and made it more Quinnipiac themed.” Freshman Joe Kohle, a film, video and interactive media major, had to guess which price belonged to what food item, which gave him an opportunity to hit a golf ball into the hole to win a prize. “It was a good time,” Kohle said. “The questions were pretty difficult.” When asked about the atmosphere, Kohle said the lights shining down on stage made it a
Joe Kohle putts for a prize as Neil Brown holds a microphone to the cup. Mr. QU, senior Travis Moran, played host along with Brad DePrima for SGA and SPB’s Price is Right event. bit nerve-wracking. Mr. QU, senior Travis Moran, played the role of Drew Carey while seniors Neil Brown and Brad DePrima acted as his comedic assistants. “It’s an interesting combination between SGA and SPB because SPB is more of the games aspect,” said Lauren Yaconis, a sophomore class representative for SGA. SGA has to hold one event per semester,
according to Yaconis and with this event they decided to “go big or go home.” “My committee took on replicating all the games,” Gardner said. “We had to do a lot of research on the Price is Right, what would look the easiest and what would look the best.” Yaconis and Gardner expressed thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the event, including the Quinnipiac Film Society.
Muslim Student Association celebrates first event Photo courtesy of a friend of Kent’s family
Former QU prez passes Former president of Quinnipiac and longtime member of the English department, Leonard Kent, passed away Nov. 8 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. He served as Quinnipiac faculty 38 years, beginning in 1960 as an English professor. In 1966, he became Chair of the department. He was named president of the university in 1971 and held the position until 1977. Following his presidency, he returned to teaching English full time and retired in 1997. Following his passing, President John Lahey issued a statement which said, “When I became president, he immediately became one of my closest advisers and confidantes. His friendship was priceless. His wit, wisdom and intellect were extraordinary, and he will be sorely missed by so many members of our community.” – C.B.
Manic for Mondo Mondo Subs, a favorite station in the Bobcat Den for countless Quinnipiac students, is now luring in customers with more than just the smell of their sandwiches toasting. The MondoMania Club Card, a punch card giving buyers a free sandwich after they purchase 10, became available recently. – M.P.
New Muslim chaplain supervises By Staci Canny Contributing Writer
The Muslim Students Association held its first event celebrating Eid Ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. The worldwide religious event commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s service to Allah, while marking the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage taken by Muslims to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. Nearly 50 people filled the Mancheski seminar room on Saturday, Nov. 12 to take part in the festivities. The evening started with a reading from the Quran, followed by a presentation explaining the significance of the holiday. The three-day celebration is held on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah. Allah ordered Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son, Ismail. Right when he was about to do so, Allah provided him with a goat to sacrifice
instead. In honor of Ibrahim’s obedience, Muslims offer the meat of sheep, goats, and camels to Allah, before distributing it to the needy. It is also tradition to go to the mosque for prayer, share a meal with family and friends, and exchange gifts. Under the supervision of the new QU Muslim chaplain, Shamshad Sheikh, the student association was established in October through the work of its four founding members. “There was so much energy and I told them they should take the leadership role and teach other students the message that comes from our religion,” Sheikn said. “The group got together to bring awareness to campus. Quinnipiac is known for its diversity, and it was time for the Muslim community to establish an organization,” MSA president Syed Hassan Haider said. “You’d be surprised at how many Muslim students there are, but they’re actually too shy to come out and say that they are Muslim,” Haider said. Since its establishment, the
organization already has several undergraduate members and more than 20 graduate students attending its meetings. “I’m Muslim and I was getting emails about this event, so I was thinking maybe it would remind me of my country,” senior Jemal Durdygulyyeva, an international student from Turkmenistan, said. Even non-Muslim students came out in support of this event, including sophomore Taylor Lombardi. “I’m not Muslim but I’m always happy to learn new things, I’m excited for the whole experience,” Lombardi said. The room filled with guests of all ages, many of which were dressed in traditional Islamic attire. For both men and women, this includes a headdress and halwar kameez, which is a long tunic with matching pants. Women decorated their hands with henna. A feast of traditional Islamic dishes, including kabobs, naan, hummus, and stuffed grape leaves capped the evening. “We eat ‘halal’ only, it’s the way the animal is slaughtered, it’s very religious food here,” Sheikh
said. Kristin Helms, a student assistant for the Office of Multicultural and Global Education, said she realized how much diversity there is on campus once she started working in the office. “I don’t think a lot of students see that because they are graduate students,” Helms said. “Starting MSA is going to help because they can have events to help teach about their religion and culture.” According to graduate student Abdalelah Machalzer, the portrayal of Muslims in the media is completely different from reality. With the help of MSA, he hopes to eliminate the stigmas held against his culture. As the event ended, Haider stood in the back of the room, proudly observing the result of his organization’s efforts. “Hopefully in the future we’re known in the greater New Haven area, and can have the outside Muslim community come to our events,” Haider said. “But for now we’re trying to let students and faculty members know that we’re here.”
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Live and learn PoliSci course lets students follow real campaign
Lox for Love cut short by small turnout By Taylor Trahan Contributing Writer
By Cassie Comeau Staff Writer
While students in other classes spend their weekends writing papers and studying for tests, Professor Scott McLean’s Presidential Election Campaigns course provides students with hands-on learning experiences in the political field. For two weekends during the semester and a week in January, the 28 members of the class travel to New Hampshire to learn the ins-andouts of political campaigning. “So many students walk around not knowing what and how Washington is shaping their future and I refuse to remain ignorant about such matters,” senior Jameson Cherilus, who volunteers on President Barack Obama’s campaign, said. “I want a say in the type of people we elect to run this country and this course has given me exactly that opportunity.” Over the course of the semester, students learn what is involved in campaigning and choose presidential candidates based off of a questionnaire on a program called Select Start, which asks students to fill out personal information as well as their positions on political issues. Students also choose their candidates based off of their positions on certain issues, the candidate’s potential to win and the campaign they think would be the most fun to work on. The students then utilize their newly-acquired knowledge in New Hampshire when
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Quinnipiac students volunteering for Barack Obama’s campaign in New Hampshire exactly one year before the 2012 election. volunteering for their selected candidates. “New Hampshire is a political Disney World for people like me,” McLean said. “It’s got amazing characters and lots to do. It’s a lot of fun, and really it’s the only place in the country where a college student can just jump into campaigns and politics.” Throughout the New Hampshire trips, students participate in numerous canvassing activities, such as holding signs, phone banking and going door-to-door, to garner support for their candidates. “Anybody can have a lecture telling you what things are about, but to truly experience it and witness what goes into a campaign and how someone is elected, no classroom could ever provide that,” said Natalie Deduck, an-
other volunteer on Obama’s campaign team. “Being a part of that too has been very eyeopening.” McLean hopes to open his students’ eyes to the fact that the election system in the United States is not the only system in the world. The course provides his students with knowledge of the American presidential candidate selection process, as well as a critical point of view of the method and ways to improve it, according to McLean. “They really do come out at the end of this process feeling much more patriotic about their country, they feel like they’ve really done something important, that they were part of making history, and it’s a good feeling,” McLean said.
Six inches of hair is all that is needed to make a tremendous difference in someone’s life and restore his or her confidence. On Sunday, Nov. 13, Rabbi Reena Judd and Hillel members hosted the second annual Lox for Love event at the Hillel house on New Road. At the event, Quinnipiac students volunteered to donate their hair to sick children in need. Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that offers hairpieces to children under the age of 21 in the United States and Canada who cannot afford them and are suffering from hair loss due to any diagnosis, including cancer. The organization feels it is important for these children to have hair in order for them to fit in with their peers and maintain their self-esteem and confidence. “The hair is put in elastic bands and is sent to Locks of Love in West Palm Beach, Fla. From there, it is woven into wigs for people who have lost their hair due to illnesses,” Judd said. “It started as an organization for people with cancer but has now spread to people who need wigs due to any physical situation.” “I’ve had a couple friends with cancer,” junior Brian Farrell said. “I’ve been growing my hair out for about a year and two months now so I figured when it was long enough, I would cut it and donate it.” Despite the small turnout, two students grew out their hair for this particular purpose and cut off six inches in order to help children in need. A bit disappointed that only two people were expected to donate their hair this year compared to the 17 last year, Judd felt that the event lacked advertising.
University: DATTCO threats were Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel a ‘miscommunication’ Wilkerson discusses book Dattco from cover Hartman also said that the NHPD has made multiple attempts to contact Quinnipiac to inform students and said their requests were denied every time. “We have had little luck with Quinnipiac to talk to students and student groups,” Hartman said. When asked why the requests had been denied, Bushnell said, “the university is willing to do whatever it can to make sure this type of inappropriate behavior is discontinued immediately. We don’t want a small minority of
students ruining this valuable service for the rest of the student body.” Said Hartman: “Southern Connecticut State University has invited us on campus for years now to talk to students, and we haven’t had that relationship with Quinnipiac, and that’s a shame.” After witnessing more than six Quinnipiac students shoplift in downtown New Haven this past weekend, Hartman gave Quinnipiac a “polite message.” “Behave, and you’re all right. However, we will not tolerate this seemingly minor behavior,” Hartman said.
Blackout Tour coming to Toad’s tomorrow Barstool from cover seems like Barstool picked large universities, so it’s exciting that they are coming to QU,” she said. “I know people from Sacred Heart and Farfield are also attending so it should be a great time,” she said.
According to Portnoy, Barstool’s main goal is for everyone to have an awesome time. “We just want everyone to be psyched and have a night that’s different and unusual from what usually happens on campus,” Portnoy said. “We do whatever we can to make sure it’s an event people will have fun at.”
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Quinnipiac hosted Pulitzer Prize winner and former national correspondent for The New York Times Isabel Wilkerson for a presentation of her book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” last Monday at Burt Kahn Court. “The Warmth of Other Suns,” an account of the Great Migration, was selected as one of 2010’s 10 Best Books of the Year by her former employer, The New York Times. She focused on telling the story of 1915 to 1970 in American history when six million African Americans fled the south, by recounting the pasts of three migrants who each represent a different decade and destination. “My goal in writing this book is to try and make [the Great Migration] come alive,” Wilkerson said. “We are all here on this soil because our ancestors made the choice to make this great sacrifice.” Wilkerson said she interviewed more than 1,200 people in approximately 12 years to find her three main characters. “The interviewing process was quite natural,” Wilkerson said. “I wanted to find three delightfully imperfect people like most people would be.” According to the author, many people who Americans have come to know and love would not have been able to be in the spotlight if it
were not for the Great Migration. She gave examples, such as Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Diana Ross, whose parents all migrated from the South during the period of the Great Migration. “I want to make everyone aware of the power of individual decision,” Wilkerson said. “These people who migrated freed themselves by their decision to leave. There needs to be more awareness.” Burt Kahn was packed with students and faculty during Wilkerson’s speech. Those in attendance seemed highly engaged in hearing Wilkerson’s message. “I never knew much about the great migration before this speech, and I was surprised at how much I absorbed in such little time,” sophomore Nathalie Donaldson said. “There were so many things [Isabel Wilkerson] touched on that people take completely for granted, and still don’t realize today what made them possible. I was a lot more affected by what she said than I expected to be, and I fully plan on reading her book.” During the Great Migration, Wilkerson’s parents journeyed from Georgia and southern Virginia to Washington, D.C., where she was born and raised. “The Warmth of Other Suns” is her first book. “I hope you all are as inspired as I am by the Great Migration,” Wilkerson said. “It really is such an empowering idea.”
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Opinion Respect yourself The Student Government Association’s guards working the shuttle lines cooperated “Respect Your Ride” campaign was a positive more often. The shuttles aren’t exactly timely, reaction to DATTCO’s supposed threats to and this has a lot to do with the organization of the process as a whole. cancel its shuttle contract with the univerThis past Saturday the shuttle sity. Acts of public indecency in New stop was chaos, and the number Haven have finally come to light, and system became more obsolete by even though the threats turned out to the second. Packs of people pushbe untrue, they snapped us all back ing and fighting their way to get to reality. Students might have beon a shuttle was not, and never is lieved that our Saturday night effective, and it also gives the seslip-ups were sneaking under curity guards a reason to be more the radar, but clashes with secufed up with the student body. If rity and the New Haven Police the shuttle system was more orDepartment have finally shown Sarah Rosenberg Arts & Life Editor ganized, the process of getting home Quinnipiac students in the rare Associate @rosen_tosen would be faster, thus eliminating the form we always knew we were need for students to insensibly relieve themcapable of being. The notion that the shuttle is a privilege selves by the nearest tree. Also, I don’t always appreciate the way and not a right is valid, and despite the recent miscommunication regarding the shuttle con- security guards deal with these situations. Yes, tract between DATTCO and the university, many students are inebriated and unable to act how students behave in New Haven and on rationally. But there are exceptions to that rule every weekend. Security guards don’t feel the buses is still a concern. For one, this isn’t just an issue of ensur- obligated to answer questions concerning the ing that students have a fun college experience shuttle, and speaking from experience, brush — it’s about safety, too. The shuttle seriously many of us off as drunken fools who don’t delimits drunk driving, and no one wants to see serve to know what number is next or when students resorting to driving themselves 25 another shuttle is arriving. I, and many others, can control myself and minutes back from New Haven after a night of heavy drinking. Most students are smart lucidly work with superiors to ease an already and can find a way there with their groups frustrating process. Many of us will always try of friends to take turns as designated drivers. and listen to the directions from authorities. But, there are those times where no one wants But the lack of respect from who is higher up makes this difficult, and participating in indeto sacrifice their Saturday night for sobriety. On another note, these acts of public in- cent acts much more tempting. With that said, students should undoubteddecency, including public urination, would be more preventable if students and security ly be respecting their ride as much as possible.
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Sex on fire
It is a privilege, and a beneficial one at that. No one wants to see any DATTCO debate resurface, or the elimination of a shuttle service actually come to fruition. After all, New Haven encompasses the Quinnipiac University nightlife experience. But it’s also a matter of respecting yourself. I am not always ashamed of my fellow students or myself for what goes on in New Haven. Tickets from the NHPD are not reputable or ideal, and I don’t view the latest occurrences as a blemish on the student body as a whole. But, I think it can damage individual integrity. Learning and understanding personal drinking tolerance may take all four years, but making smart decisions when it comes to being in a territory not our own should come naturally after a while. New Haven is not our personal playground, and the shuttle is not a dump truck. I know from experience that we all make decisions that we wish we hadn’t, where we drink too much and lose the ability to make reasonable decisions concerning our health, appearance and actions. But my main concern is that we don’t care what our peers think of us, and those we associate with on a daily basis. Think about how those you have to spend another few semesters with are going to view you before you deface a shuttle or property that isn’t yours. Try to think ahead to the next morning when you wake up and look in the mirror, only to see your face change with regret when you remember that wasn’t a toilet you regurgitated in the night before – and who saw it happen.
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Small schlong no cause for alarm
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JoePa had to go As an avid football fan and one of the few around the profiles of my Penn State friends Pennsylvania natives at Quinnipiac, I was about the riots said, in part, “We aren’t stupid asked many times over for my thoughts on the or naive. We know Joe Paterno has culpability. We know he could have made different firing of Penn State Head Football Coach choices–he admitted that. We don’t think Joe Paterno and the entire situation that he is God or always perfect or saintly. unfolded. But he is the greatest college football Well, my thoughts are that JoePa, coach ever, and he is PSU family, and President Graham Spanier, Athletic Diwe don’t want his exit to be like this.” rector Tim Curley, Senior vice president Joe Paterno did nothing illegal. Gary Schultz and Assistant Coach Mike He followed university proceMcQueary, all needed to be fired. dure and told who he needed to Paterno is a legend and an estell. An investigation was held, sential piece of Americana. There but the Pennsylvania State Police is a statue of him outside of Penn Jeremy Stull Opinion Editor were not notified. That is where the State’s football stadium. He was uni@jpstull fault of the university lies. That is versally revered for his ability to run a National Championship caliber program the the reason why Curley and Schultz have been “right way.” This is not Ohio State or Miami. indicted. President Graham Spanier stepped down, This is Penn State. As a result of that standing, this entire or- not because he did anything illegal, but bedeal is even more shocking. My friend and high cause having knowledge of this wrongdoing school classmate Ken Pollock who plays line- and doing nothing about it is morally reprehenbacker for Penn State posted on Facebook “I sible. The same goes for Paterno. I wish JoePa could have finished the seahave lost all faith in humanity.” I have no desire to address the actions of son and retired like he promised he would. He Jerry Sandusky. It is absolutely horrific and means so much more to Pennsylvania than we all agree on that. The riots in Happy Valley simply being a football coach. It is because he holds such an elevated were not about Sandusky, obviously. The riots were about an entire generation of kids feeling standing to multiple generations that so much completely heartbroken that their most visible more is expected of him. Joe Paterno made a very large mistake and he is rightly paying for and revered leader had to exit like that. A Facebook status that was circulating it with his legacy.
The article titled “Parking limitations to start Monday” on the front page of last Wednesday’s issue cited a junior living on York Hill as Sunny Mariyani. In fact, his name is Sunny Nariyani.
Split commencement splits community How exactly are double majors with deI’m the first to admit my weakness as an indecisive person. And that it’s big part of grees from colleges that are now graduating separately supposed to choose which why I’m a double major. I’ve been an avid ceremony to participate in? Favorite reader and book collector since I was classes? Favorite professors? Best young, so majoring in English was an friends? Time of day that is most obvious choice. During sophomore convenient for parents to attend? year, I developed a strong interDare I say, flip a coin? est in public relations when I took I didn’t want to choose bePRR101 with Professor Kurt Wise. tween English and public rela(Anyone who has taken Wise in tions as a sophomore, and I certhe past knows it is hard to tainly don’t now. I don’t want come out of his class without to choose between sharing the such an interest in the field.) Alas, I could not choose be- Meghan Parmentier graduating experience with eiManaging Editor ther the relationships I have detween the two: an old love and Senior@megE921 veloped with students and proa new interest. So I combined them. And I’ve been extremely happy with fessors in the College of Arts and Sciences or every single one of my roommates who the harmony ever since. Now, it seems I am faced with a finally study in the Communications School and making a decision between the two. As the Health Sciences schools. I realize it is because of the people I’ve Chronicle has reported in the past, graduation for the 2012 class will be on the Quad, met and relationships I’ve developed that I but it will be split. Last week, the details will look back on these years so fondly. The were revealed. On May 20, 2012, the Col- Quinnipiac community was taught to us on lege of Arts and Sciences and the School the first day of QU101, and rapidly, that of Business will graduate in a morning cer- concept became a reality to us as a class, emony and the School of Communications, not separate schools. I understand the class School of Health Sciences, and School of size has grown so large that one ceremony Nursing will graduate in an afternoon cer- would undoubtedly be long. But when it comes down to it, the ceremony is being emony. I, in my indecisiveness, have an issue presented as just that, split. While I do understand the reasoning beon my hands. Graduation is not necessarily an experience I currently look forward hind holding two ceremonies, I believe one to, because it means leaving the Quinnipiac united ceremony, with a class and friends community I have found comfort in for the who have spent the last four years together, past four years. Now, knowing it is a split is ultimately the best way for us to leave our community. ceremony, I look forward to it even less.
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iStress Never-ending emails, texts, phone calls can cause anxiety By nicole fano Arts & Life Editor
In an age where the BlackBerry is known as the “CrackBerry,” Android users are “Droiddicts,” and iPhone lovers are deemed “iPhonatics,” it’s no wonder Generation Y members are known for their techsavvy abilities. Cellphones equipped with features such as web browsers, email and apps are labeled as smartphones. While these devices may be “smart,” their never-ending blinks, beeps and vibrations can add to college students’ stress levels. Dr. Alfred Bradshaw, also known as “the stress doctor,” is a part-time sociology professor at QU and a professional time and stress management consultant. According to Bradshaw, factors such as relationships, grades, studying and worldwide current events are major causes of stress among college students. “College students are certainly not exempt [from stress],” Bradshaw said. He agrees that technological
advancements such as smartphones can also act as stressors. “We always feel like we have to be on all the time and our technology keeps getting better and better and keeps us more connected,” Bradshaw said. “There’s no downtime.” A July 2011 survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center to measure smartphone ownership. The results concluded that 83 percent of U.S. adults own a cellphone, and 42 percent have a smartphone. “Android phones are especially common among young adults and African-Americans, while iPhones and BlackBerry devices are most prevalent among college graduates and the financially well-off,” the Pew Center report said. For many college students, cellphones aren’t just luxury pieces of technology – they are necessary appendages. A 2011 Psychology Today article called this smartphone attachment the “Ari Gold Syndrome,” referring to the mobile maniac character
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played by Jeremy Piven on “Entourage.” In 2009, MTV and the Associated Press conducted a survey of more than 2,000 college students across the country. According to the survey results, 85 percent of students experienced stress on a daily basis. Likewise, 60 percent of students experienced stress to the point where they couldn’t complete homework assignments. Stress can manifest itself in both short- and long-term effects on the body, according to Bradshaw. Stress effects include everything from insomnia and trouble concentrating to increased illness susceptibility. Stress can also interfere with the body’s sex hormones, specifically affecting women’s ovulation and men’s sperm motility. Senior Jessica Attard describes her relationship with her Android Samsung Galaxy S as “love-hate.” On average, Attard said she receives an estimated 50 emails and text messages every day. “At times I love getting emails to my phone because if they are important or pertaining to something I really need in that moment it’s helpful,” Attard said. “But at the same time I can get really frustrated.”
Senior Adam Hoffman is writing his psychology thesis on variables that affect students’ academic motivation. Hoffman said smartphones cause stress among some students because they act as distractions. “[Smartphones] are mediators of stress,” Hoffman said. “I think technology inhibits people from dealing with their problems and their stress because they can keep going back to Facebook or their email or whatever, and kind of avoid what they need to solve and the problems they need to think about.” Freshman Natalie Randazzo receives more than 100 emails and text messages every day on her RIM BlackBerry Tour. Like Hoffman, she agrees that her smartphone interferes with her daily responsibilities. “My smartphone does add to my stress level at college because instead of doing my work, I'm always on my phone,” Randazzo said. Bradshaw says this need to be technologically connected is a result of the human desire for socialization. “I think it’s because we’re such social animals that we always want to be in touch with people,” Bradshaw said. “We always want people communicating with us. We want to feel connected and feel like we’re part of what’s going on out there.” Junior Jessica Kraus served
as Phi Sigma Sigma philanthropy chair, and in her position received an estimated 50 emails per day on her Apple iPhone 4. “[Smartphones] make you stressed because people always find a different way to get in touch with you,” Kraus said. “But at the same time it does keep you organized.” Many smartphones give users the ability to see when a message is read, or when someone is responding. Kraus describes this smartphone messaging feature as “creepy.” “You feel stressed to respond and answer, and when you don’t people will find a way to get you,” Kraus said. In terms of college life, stress is common and sometimes unavoidable. However, there are several ways to fight and relieve stress. According to Bradshaw, students can reduce stress by getting enough sleep, eating balanced meals, exercising regularly and improving their time management skills. For those who succumb to tech stress, Bradshaw recommends focusing on one task at a time. “Students buy into the idea that they can multitask and at the same time be texting or available for phone calls,” Bradshaw said. “And that’s a case of people fooling themselves because there’s not an advantage to thinking that you can multitask.”
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MUSIC FOR MEALS
WQAQ’s “Music for Meals” event collected nearly 200 cans and raised $225. More than 100 students attended the concert at The Space. Clockwise from top-left: Sean Posila from High Pop, Stephen Chen sax player from Great Caesar, John Michael lead singer for Great Caesar, Laura Stevenson from Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Mike Farrel and bass player from Great Caesar, and Alex Billig, the accordion player from Laura Stevenson and the Cans.
Q30 creates Twittervision with ‘#THAT’ By michelle gearrity Staff Writer
Q30’s new social media-inspired television show “#THAT” aired for the first time Nov. 8. The 30-minute show is filled with segments that revolve around hashtagging and the Twitter world. Junior Mary-Caitlin Harding and sophomore Cara Gilmartin are the brains behind the show’s creation. Harding and Gilmartin said they use hashtags in everyday conversation, so they created a television show based on tweets and hashtags pertaining to campus. The show’s creators also fill the role of co hosts, as well as ex-
ecutive and associate producer. “The concept of the show is to just inform the viewers of funny and interesting tweets we’ve been gathering via Twitter,” Gilmartin said. “We talk about celebrities and also QU students and faculty.” One of the weekly segments titled #allthesingleladies will highlight tweets about the difficulties of being a single girl, which are typically quite comical. One tweet read, “To confirm my singleness, I’m spending the night cuddling with my phone while watching ‘Aladdin.’ #singlegirlproblems.” The show will also feature a
weekly interview with one of QU’s most eligible bachelors, and he offers his advice to women. “I think it has great potential,” said junior Emily Casey, who held the role as floor director for the pilot. “The two creators have tons of ideas to add to the show and I think it’s going to be hard to keep it under a half hour.” “#THAT’s” uses the Twitter handle @HashTagThatQU and lets students stay updated on episode announcements and provides students with the opportunity to have their tweets read aloud on air. “Our goal is to help our viewers better understand what Twitter has
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TD’s take all By kerry healy Staff Writer
After four years of waiting, members of Show Me Your TD’s are finally able to call themselves Quinnipiac intramural Division I flag football champions after defeating the Cleveland Teamers 37-0 on Sunday. Show Me Your TD’s have played in the flag football league since the start of their freshman year. Almost every year they have come close but were never able to win the championship game until now. “It was awesome,” captain and quarterback Frankie DiSomma said. “Most of us have been together for
four years and we could never get to the finals and we finally did this year and we played great the whole way out.” From the start of the game the seniors came out aggressive, scoring four touchdowns in the first half and scoring once on a two-point conversion, giving them a comfortable 26-0 cushion going into the second half of the game. Their explosive offense did not stop here as another touchdown was immediately recorded to start off the half, making the score 32-0. Due to the intramural flag football mercy rule, which states that if
a team is up 35 points the game will end, the anxious seniors quickly got the ball back on offense and made their way down the field. Dan Mascaro was the hero, securing the victory after scoring the final touchdown of the game. “It really felt great to end the game the way it was ended,” Mascaro said. “Its been a big four years together and it feels really great to win it with this special group of guys.” Mascaro described this season as being not as competitive as the prior three, but it’s still fun to be a part of the team. “It was great to mercy them and
Show Me Your TD’s shows off four years of hard work in Sunday’s championship game against the Cleveland Teamers. as a team I think our defense was really good, especially Steve Strait at safety and Frankie DiSomma,” Mascaro said. The defense has been key to their success this season, according to Mascaro. The defense helped lead the team to a perfect undefeated season.
The senior boys immediately began jumping on Mascaro and celebrating their title as champions after polishing off their final flag football season at Quinnipiac. “It’s good to graduate knowing we finally won flag football,” DiSomma said.
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FLAG FOOTBALL DODGEBALL MEN D1 MEN D2 COED
Show Me Your TD’s defeats Cleveland Teamers, 37-0 Stray Cats defeats He-Man Woman Haters, 20-19 SGA defeats Fly High, 20-0
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Her Couch Pulls Out defeats Legend Dairy, 2-1 Double D’s defeats Knights of Columbus, 2-1 Abusement Park defeats Thundercats, 2-1
MEN WOMEN COED D1 COED D2
Joga Bonito defeats Mt. Carmel Mungers, 5-0 Jaffa Cakes defeats Geri-HatTricks, 0-0 (4-3 in penalty kicks) Sharpshooters defeats The Jeffreys, 4-3 Dean’s List defeats Big Ball Boys 5-3
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Clockwise from top: two students fight for possession of the ball; Michael Martineau tries to pull away from a player from the opposing team; Niko Venancio, Michael Nanna, Brian Patri, Gavin Faust, Chris Scherer of Double D’s, the winning men’s D2 dodgeball team, pose.
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This is Me This is Keith’s story.
‘This is Me’ is a weekly feature celebrating individuality at QU.
A hero’s son
of our friends coming by, people making dinner for us and our family so mom didn’t have to do anything. For the next few days, we were watching the news, waiting for phone calls.” The next thing Keith remembered after hearing his mom explain what had happened was pulling up to the memorial service in a limo. He said more than a thousand people came to the church; the street was lined with townsfolk, his dad’s friends from FDNY, and his little league baseball team – which his dad coached. But he said he was overwhelmed and didn’t fully grasp what was going on. “I was looking out the window of the limo and was like, ‘Hey look there are these people we know’ and obviously my mom was just not in that state of mind,” he said. The ensuing ceremony seemingly was the toughest part for Keith to bear. His uncle Jim McCaffrey, who has been with the FDNY for 25 years and currently serves as a lieutenant, gave a speech. “I remember him going over to the big portrait that we had of him and he saluted. That … wasn’t good for me,” Keith said. “Then after the church I remember being handed my dad’s helmet from one of the fireman.”
NAME: Keith Palmer Year: Senior HOMETOWN: Valley Stream, N.Y. MAJOR: Marketing By Lenny Neslin Editor-in-Chief
Keith Palmer doesn’t like to talk about what happened to his dad on Sept. 11, 2001 with anyone except family and close friends. Keith was only 11 years old and the rest of that week is now one big blur in his mind. One thing he does recall, though, was his mom sitting him and his two sisters down in his house and hearing her say that his dad wasn’t coming back. His dad, Orio, single-handedly fixed an elevator in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11 and rode it up 40 floors. Then, wearing about 50 pounds of bunker gear, he ran up 38 flights of stairs to find hundreds of people in dire need of help at the impact zone, where the second plane had hit the South Tower. Orio, 45, was the battalion chief of Engine Company 3 and Ladder 12 in Chelsea of the New York City Fire Department and the only firefighter to make it up to the impact zone of the South Tower. “Anyone who was wounded or dying – to know somebody was able to get up there, they knew there had to be a way out. For people who were there at the point of impact to have seen him, I can only imagine, it must have been some elation or euphoria that’s probably indescribable. Just to see him, and to realize there’s some hope here thanks to this guy who just made it up here,” Orio’s brother Stephen said in “9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers,” a 2009 documentary. Seven minutes after Orio’s last radio transmission calling for help, the tower collapsed, killing nearly 1,000 civilians and firefighters, according to the documentary. “He left a story behind,” Orio’s wife and Keith’s mother Debbie said in the documentary. “My kids will have it, their kids will have it, and I just feel that it’s to honor his memory and the person that he was.” Keith hasn’t forgotten him. His mom gave him a pendant necklace a few years ago and he hasn’t taken it off since. He also keeps a 5-by-7 framed portrait of his dad wearing his firefighting gear near his bed at all times, even when he goes home for just a weekend. He rarely mentions his dad to anyone besides his family and close friends. “I don’t want to put other people in uncomfortable situations,” he said. “I don’t want other people to be like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry.’ Then it just feels awkward.” But after seeing his dad featured in “9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers,” Keith found a way to talk about his dad with his friends – through Facebook – 10 years and a day after the tragedy. His post read, “documentary from the history channel…go to 16:30. thats my dad,” with a link to the video attached. When he checked his Facebook the next day, he saw that more than 90 people had liked the status. “I got a bunch of private messages on Facebook and text messages of people say-
“I remember him going over to the big portrait that we had of him and he saluted. That ... wasn’t good for me.” – Keith Palmer
Keith Palmer lost his dad, Orio, 45, in 9/11. Orio was the only firefighter to make it to the impact zone of the South Tower. ing, ‘Keith, I always knew about your dad but I didn’t know that he was truly a hero and that you should be proud to be his son.’ That makes you really appreciate how other people don’t forget,” Keith said. Keith’s sister, Dana, speaks of her dad more openly than her younger brother. “Since his entire life wasn’t 9/11 – I’m able to talk about that too – remembering him in a happy way is also easy to do,” she said. Dana is two years older than Keith and completed the MAT program for elementary education at Quinnipiac in 2009. “Even though he’s younger than me, I look up to him,” she said. “I know he is very, very protective and always looking out for Alyssa (his younger sister) especially at school. My dad would be very proud of him and the man that he’s become.” Alyssa, a sophomore at Quinnipiac, said she looks up to Keith, too.
“It wasn’t a good thing that happened, but it definitely made us a lot closer,” she said. “We have a lot of respect for each other.” Keith was attending the Wheeler Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream, N.Y., that Tuesday when he first heard there had been an attack on the World Trade Center. As usual, his neighbor picked him up from school later that day. “I remember her saying, ‘Your parents are OK, they’re fine, we’re just going to take you home and we’ll find out later,’” Palmer said. “Then basically the rest of the time after that is one big blur.” He found out recently from his mom that he and his two sisters, Alyssa and Dana, continued to attend school that week. “She didn’t keep us home because she didn’t know what else she would do with us,” Keith said. “It was so hectic. “We had all of our family at our house, all
Keith still has the helmet stored at home. And while studying abroad in Florence, Italy, during the last spring semester, he didn’t forget about his dad – especially on the morning of May 2. “When I was there, we got Osama [Bin Laden],” he said jubilantly. “It took 10 years, but it was the closest thing we got to closure.” His family remembers Orio on the holidays, but having a day when the whole nation honors his dad and the nearly 3,000 people who died is when it is most meaningful to Keith. He usually goes home to Point Lookout in Long Island, for a “really nice ceremony” to gather with his family and close friends. For the 10th anniversary of 9/11 two months ago, Quinnipiac hosted its annual candlelit vigil on the Quad. That morning, Alex Forman, Keith’s former roommate at Quinnipiac and close friend, read Keith’s dad’s name from the steps of Arnold Bernhard Library. “I choked up, I definitely took a pause,” Forman said. “Knowing Keith and knowing his family and just how strong they are, the whole situation, it destroys me every single time I think about it, but I’m glad to be his best friend.” Keith says people have asked how he, his sisters and mom made it through the whole situation seemingly unscathed. He credits the support of his extended family and friends, but most notably his mom. “She is the strongest person I know,” he said. “She was our rock throughout the whole thing.”
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QUINNIPIAC CELEBRITY LOOK-A-LIKEs
Joey Avena LOOKS LIKE
David Archuleta Age: 21 Class: Senior Major: Film, video & interactive media Hometown: Westbrook
Jessica Higgins LOOKS LIKE
Winona Ryder Age: 18 Class: Freshman Major: Journalism Hometown: Hillsborough, N.J.
When people compare me to her, I sort of see the resemblance. My suitemates were the first people to tell me that I look like her.”
I usually do a cheesy impersonation when people call me David Archuleta.”
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‘Once Upon a Time’ is magical
Two’s company, but twenty’s a crowd
ABC’s new drama “Once Upon a Time” is a dark and twisted take on fairy tales. It has already earned its rightful spot as one of the best new shows of the fall television season. The series centers on Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), whose happily ever after does not sit well with the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla). The Evil Queen curses all of the fairy tale characters to a place with no happily ever afters. They find themselves expelled from their magical world and in relocated to the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, with different lives and no past memories. Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) is Snow White’s daughter, who was saved just before the curse took a effect. With no recollection of her past, Swan returns to Storybrooke and tries to lift the curse with the help of the son she gave away when she was 18, Henry (Jared Gilmore). Henry is the adopted son of the mayor of Storybrooke, Regina Mills, aka the Evil Queen. The series plays similarly to “Lost” with a combination of modern scenesnd flashbacks. Parrilla sizzles as Regina Mills/Evil Queen. Likewise, Robert Carlyle is sensational and Emmy-worthy as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold. “Once Upon a Time” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC. – M.B.
The Duggars, TLC’s reality family, recently announced they will welcome child No. 20 to their family army this April. At this rate, Jim Bob and Michelle will soon run out of baby names beginning with the letter J. In an ideal world, people wouldn’t be judged for their lifestyles. But this is reality, and one can’t help but wonder if the Duggars continue to reproduce for the sake of making a buck. Pregnancy should come from love, not fame. Perhaps they’ve taken lessons from other public breeding machines such as the “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, or the Browns from TLC’s “Sister Wives.” Someone needs to tell Michelle that having a gaggle of children doesn’t make her a fit mother. In this economy, families are struggling to provide for three children, let alone 20. Then again, the Duggars need to keep their TLC reality show in order to feed and clothe their enormous family. If exploiting the kids on national television helps to pay the bills, all the obnoxious publicity may be worth it. Looking back in TLC history, things didn’t work out so great for “John & Kate Plus 8.” You know there is a problem when the Gosselins are more psychologically stable than the Duggars. – S.C.
What to expect over Thanksgiving break By SARAH ROSENBERG Associate Arts & Life Editor
Thanksgiving break always comes at the perfect time, when students get to reflect on the semester’s past events and mentally prepare for three weeks of fighting with our over-caffeinated peers for a cubby in the library. Likewise, it’s fun to rub our full week of freedom in the faces of our friends who go to other colleges – this is our Columbus Day revenge, and we intend on fully using it to our advantage. Thanksgiving break is much more than going into shock from too much tryptophan in the turkey, and it involves rest, relaxation and making fun of Kristen Stewart. Whether you are going to see “Breaking Dawn” or not, you are going to encounter Twi-moms and naïve, werewolf-obsessed adolescents in your travels to any theater, mall or shopping center. The end of an era is just beginning, and you’ll even find me paying an exorbitant amount of money to see Kristen Stewart perfect the one agonizing look she has. I’m not going to argue about the poor quality of the script and the acting in the film, but every Thanksgiving requires the tradition of seeing a movie inspired by a book’s series. Seeing as it’s “No Shave November,” I’m expecting a lot of scruff from men at home. It’s already all over campus, but I’m excited to see some handle-bar ‘staches away from the Quinnipiac community. Since this is strictly a charity for men, I’m implementing a new event for women called “No Lose Weight November.” If men can let their straggly beards run free without question, I could use the excuse of eating as many carbohydrates and leftover turkey sandwiches as I please for a good cause. I’m just trying to level the playing field here – all of you guys can stare proudly at the mustaches you couldn’t grow in middle school. While my jeans might not fit for a week, at least I’ll have succeeded in taste-testing six varieties of pie in one sitting. Lastly, I’m anticipating awkward runins with former high school classmates at every major bar strip in town on Thanksgiving Eve. Seeing as Thanksgiving is a holiday in and of itself, it will be interesting to revert back to old times with old friends while away from every one I’ve left in Connecticut for the time being. Thanksgiving Eve forces small talk and cringeworthy reminiscing, but thankfully there’s alcohol to cushion the blow of such memories. Thus, for the first portion of the week, rest up. Black Friday shortly follows after an intense night of partying and a packed schedule of family time. If you don’t have the strength to gift shop at the end of the week, really, what do you have?
Things are looking up for me: I’m single and there’s an NBA lockout – wink! -Nasim Pedrad
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Rugby culture beginning to grow in US Joe Addonizio is currently in Ireland and examines the cultrual differences between rugby in Europe and the U.S.
By joe addonizio Staff Writer
While American sports fans are in ecstasy with the recent Major League Baseball playoffs, as well as the ongoing NFL and NHL seasons, the rest of the world is recovering from their own excitement. For 45 days fans were glued to their televisions and bar stools to watch the Rugby World Cup. Here in Ireland, and the majority of Europe, rugby is everywhere. Billboards, sides of buses, commercials and of course the pubs. Every few days faces turned green, white and orange in the country of the fourth ranked club in the world and that meant one thing. Game day. In America, the enthusiasm for the sport doesn’t exist for the average sports fan. That flavor of team spirit is common for football fans, bitter baseball rivalries, and the annual battle between Quinnipiac and Yale for the Heroes Hat. Rugby however, seems to be left out with few followers in the country and even less players. Quinnipiac women’s rugby head coach Becky Carlson believes there is a lack of interest in the sport. “USA Rugby spearheads the national teams and is charged with most of the initiatives in the country at all levels,” Carlson said. “The leadership is always European and their system is different than ours in terms of sports in general.” Carlson is familiar with USA Rugby, having worked there as an Emerging Sports program manager. She just completed her first season at Quinnipiac finishing with a respectable 3-61 record in the program’s inaugural season in Division I. This year, Carlson and the Bobcats joined Eastern Illinois University as the only schools associated with NCAA rugby with its women’s teams, setting the steps to build NCAA recognized rugby programs. But for club teams like New Blue Rugby and the rest of the U.S., rugby is not an NCAA recognized sport. Instead, as Carlson says, USA Rugby organizes the competition for all age groups. Carlson believes the reason behind little NCAA support for the sport is because the NCAA sponsors men’s football. Ryan Tilley, an American student from Washington College and current study abroad student at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, was assigned by the UCC rugby club as the teams’ liaison. Tilley, apart from playing recruiter, has
The Quinnipiac women’s rugby team has helped the sport of rugby grow in the U.S. by becoming the second Division I program to be recognized by the NCAA. played the sport for 13 years and plays center (centre in Ireland) for his club at school as well as with the UCC club. “I don't think America will ever get as interested in rugby as the rest of the world is,” Tilley said. “I feel that USA rugby is trying to make rugby seem like it’s football, which it isn't, and they will never be able to take over football in America.” What goes unnoticed by many is that the game of American football we play today derived from the rules and style of play found in rugby. American football to Europe, is like rugby is in the U.S. “(Europe’s) emphasis is on sports like rugby, which is built into their culture the way American football is in to ours,” Carlson said. Tilley’s teammate, Brian Kingston from Dublin, Ireland, plays out-half for UCC and said that Europeans find American football slow compared to rugby. “The Rugby World Cup was important for many Irish people,” Kingston said. “We love supporting our country in any sport, but the Super Bowl isn't big over here. Although, we all know when it's on and there are some people that watch it for the spectacle that it is, we find American football too long and too ‘stop-start.’” While the event was not as popular across the rest of the world, last year’s Super Bowl XLV was the most watched program ever in the U.S. with approximately 111 million viewers, according to Huffington Post. Another member of UCC’s club is Mike McCarthy, from Tralee, Ireland, who plays hooker or forward for UCC. “The Rugby World Cup is as big as it gets for rugby in Europe,” McCarthy said. “The
Super Bowl is growing in interest year in, year out, but at a much slower rate than rugby in the U.S.” Tilley has strong support for the game on both fronts and says his American schools’ club team, which lacks NCAA or USA Rugby recognition, is still a very serious team with coaches, long training sessions and dedication. The UCC squad, which is funded by the university, is provided with 15 coaches and a
“I think America is a growing rugby country. They have all the raw materials and have shown in the past that they can excel in international sports, like soccer for example.” — mIKE mccarthy university College Cork forward
private gym as well as team doctors and trainers. “Playing in Ireland is a lot more competitive than playing in the States,” Tilley said. “Rugby is gaining a lot more popularity in America but we are still years behind Ireland.” McCarthy thinks it isn't the lack of association to the NCAA but a different factor that hinders the sports popularity. “From my understanding, American sports media doesn’t give rugby enough coverage. Sports networks in the states have a preoccupation with national sports like the NFL and
MLB.,” McCarthy said. “I think America is a growing rugby country. They have all the raw materials and have shown in the past that they can excel in international sports, like soccer for example.” With Quinnipiac joining Eastern Illinois this past fall, the two schools have begun to set the foundation of growth for the sport of rugby in the U.S. On Sept. 18, the two teams played each other for the first ever meeting between two Division I teams. It was an emotional setting as the game was representative of the rising interest of rugby in the U.S. “It was breaking me up a little bit when I was listening to the National Anthem because I remember being a player and my very last game that I played for Eastern,” Carlson said about that game. “[Assistant] coach [Michelle] Reed (who also played at EIU) and I are listening to the national anthem and we’re both coaching the program that’s coaching the first NCAA game. It was pretty surreal.” While Carlson’s Bobcats played the Panthers three times, the American team was unable to advance past group play in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The U.S. went 1-3 in this year’s Rugby World Cup, which is a step up from their 0-4 record in 2007. While it is only a one-win differential, the 1-3 record in this years tournament is a strong improvement, and a good sign for the teams’ future. “I think if they promoted the sport to be a game of finesse, it might be able to take off,” Tilley said. “But as long as they keep promoting rugby as a sport similar to football, I don’t think it will grow as much as it should.”
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY St. Lawrence 1, QU 0 – Saturday Eric Hartzell: 22 saves MEN’S BASKETBALL Fairfield 72, QU 60 – Friday Ike Azotam: 17 points, 10 rebounds WOMEN’S Basketball James Madison 81, QU 73 – Friday Jasmine Martin: 20 points Camryn Warner: 11 rebounds
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If there were two words Quinnipiac women’s head coach Dave Clarke would use to describe his team this year, it would be frustrating and disappointed. “Frustrating and disappointed so in the reality for me....the roster that we had, the players that we had so, we underachieved,” Clarke said. After going 7-7-4 the previous season, the women’s soccer team had high expectations. The Bobcats were picked to finish fifth overall in the preseason Northeast Conference poll for the 2011-12 season. The team was going to be led by seniors Furtuna Velaj and goalkeeper Jill Kelley. “I think the body for Furtuna is good and I think it’s strange to say, but I think Furtuna has under-achieved,” Clarke said. “Yes she’s been a great player, but I’ve tried to make her become a good team player.” Velaj finished her senior season with six goals, two assists, and 14 points in 16 games. Since freshman year, Velaj’s numbers have gone down every year. She led the NEC with 15 goals, 31 points and six game-winning goals her freshman year. “The intent was to make her better prepared for professional or national team levels,” Clarke said. “What I should’ve done was left her being selfish and the true maverick that we would respond and act to her. I took something out of her game.” This season, the Bobcats finished the season with a 5-10-1 record and missed the playoffs. After tying their opener against Canisus, the team went on to lose four straight games. They then went on to win the next three of
Furtuna Velaj looks at the referee for a penalty call. Velaj finished with 14 points on the season while the Bobcats ended the season with a 5-10-1 record. their five games, only to lose the next four of their final six games. Quinnipiac finished the season with a win against Bryant 2-0 on seniors day. “Personally, I’ve been here for five years so this was definitely an under-achieving season,” graduate student Kyla Miles said. “It was a little bit of a disappointment for sure,” Kelley said. “As a team, we didn’t mesh as well as how we predicted that we would. There were certain people that didn’t fill into the philosophy.” This was coach Clarke’s 13th season as the Bobcats’ head coach. He said that out of all the teams he has coached, this team was the most disappointing.
“In the past, I’ve had losing seasons but I’ve had losing seasons for a reason,” Clarke said. “Not a knock on those players but they weren’t good enough ... this is the first time where the record doesn’t match the ability of the players.” With graduation, seniors like Velaj and Miles will not be returning to the team. Kelley had an injury in the 2009 season and red-shirted, so she will be coming back. While most of these seniors were the reason for high expectations, coach Clarke thinks the team will be better next year. “We’ve lost four players but we’ve got seven players coming in already,” Clarke said. “Yes we’re losing seniors, but there’s a lot of talent and experience coming in.”
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Clockwise from top left: Felicia Barron goes up for a layup against James Madison in Friday’s 81-73 loss. Sophomore Camryn Warner tries to put a shot over a James Madison defender in Friday’s game. Sophomore forward Ike Azotam moves to the basket for a layup in Friday’s 72-60 loss against Fairfield.
by the numbers
Consecutive games played by james johnson, a program record which was snapped on friday againts fairfield.
points recorded by men’s ice hockey forward jeremy LANGLOIS, WHICH LEADS THE ECAC.
Eric Hartzell Men’s ice hockey Goaltender
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Junior White Bear Lake, Minn.
Hartzell recorded 32 saves on 34 shots on goal over two games this weekend. His 10 saves on Friday helped lead the Bobcats to a 1-1 tie against Clarkson. Hartzell also won the honor of Best Goalie Mask in the first ever College Hockey contest.
Kelly Babstock Women’s ice hockey Forward
Sophomore Mississauga, Ontario
Babstock contributed to all three goals the Bobcats scored Saturday in their 3-2 win over St. Lawrence. Babstock scored the first goal of the game and recorded two assists.
points scored by women’s basketball freshman jasmine martin in her collegiate debut.
saves this season by women’s ice hockey goaltender victoria vigilanti, fourth in the ecac.
Points recorded this season by KELLY BABSTOCK, WHICH LEADS THE TEAM. Lesly Alvarez/Chronicle
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“I really like my team, I love my team. They’re really fun to coach.” — Tom Moore men’s basketball
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With three weeks left in the regular season it may not seem reasonable to focus on anything besides your 4-5 fantasy football team trying to fight off mediocrity. However, I’ve always been more about shedding light on the
athletes in Hamden that go out and own it in the stat column. A few players from last year’s list have graduated, but I really feel like this is the strongest list of ten fantasy players the Chronicle has ever put together. I know, I know … we lost Justin Rutty who was “Mr. Quinnipiac” in
my eyes. However, the top spot on my list now provides an opportunity to give credit to a new Quinnipiac athlete that just goes out there and puts up numbers every single game. So let’s honor Rutty as last year’s top pick and move on to this season’s top fantasy rankings.
1. Kelly Babstock
2. James Johnson
3. Victoria Vigilanti
4. Jeremy Langlois
Women’s ice hockey
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Men’s ice hockey
Could this forward have done anything else as a freshman? She led the team in points (59), goals (30), and assists (29), all of which are new program records I assume she’ll break this year. She probably took home more awards by New Year’s than I have in my entire life. Usually I’d say “pump the brakes Kelly, you’re making us all look bad.” But I can’t help but love the fact that she is crushing it out on the ice. As long as she’s at Quinnipiac she’ll be the number one fantasy pick … no matter what the sport.
We all know by now that Johnson had himself an eventful offseason. But it’s time to let bygones be bygones and just realize that every student makes mistakes and move on. I’m not sure I talked about anyone as much as James Johnson last year, so it’s a bit of an upset that he only reaches the number two spot in this year’s rankings. I’m not going to be disappointed when he goes out there and proves me wrong though, and gets us to our first ever NCAA tournament.
Vigilanti was number two on my list last season, and in all honesty is probably the safest bet for fantasy owners. She was one of the best goaltenders in the country last season, let alone the ECAC. Nine shutouts and 841 saves as a sophomore? Sign me up. I’m not sure the goaltender can get much better, but if she does, watch out.
Langlois has started the season on fire with 10 goals and six assists in 13 games for the Bobcats. The forward seems to be the main scoring option for the Bobcats, and for a team that is second in the ECAC in goals per game, that’s saying a lot. Playing with Scott Zurevinski and Matthew Peca on the first line will mean Langlois will get plenty of scoring opportunities, no question.
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Moore preaches optimistism, patience By jon alba Staff Writer
Bobcats men’s basketball coach Tom Moore looked out at the media Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena with concentrated emotion. Even after a 72-60 loss at the hands of Fairfield in the Connecticut 6 Classic, Moore prefaced the entire press conference with one statement. “I really like my team, I love my team,” Moore said. “They’re really fun to coach.” After a slow start in the game, one in which the team trailed by 15 with 16:14 left in the second half, Quinnipiac stormed back to tie the game at 57 with a little over five minutes remaining in the contest. However, a 15-1 run by the Stags over the next several possessions sent the Bobcats back to Hamden with an 0-1 record, and many fans questioning what is in store for a squad that finished 22-10 with last year’s team. Adding to the chaos was the fact that the Bobcats played the game without last season’s leading scorer and First Team All-Northeast Conference senior guard James Johnson. Johnson had been suspended Friday evening for disciplinary reasons. Moore said following the game that the team was searching for a “playmaker” like Johnson during the loss.
The Bobcats also played without junior guard Garvey Young, who has yet to step on the court for Quinnipiac due to sitting out last season after transferring from the University of Vermont. Earlier in practice this year, Young injured himself diving for a ball. Still, Moore said there is optimism for seeing the Washington, D.C-native on the court soon. “[Young]’s coming quick,” Moore said. “He’s rehabbing like crazy right now. I think it will be soon, but I couldn’t tell you how soon it would be.” It is perhaps Young’s actions that spoke loudest for what his team’s focus is on heading into the following week. On Saturday afternoon, Young walked around the concourse of the High Point Solutions Arena during the men’s hockey game against St. Lawrence sporting a yellow “Beat Yale” T-shirt, their next opponent. The gesture is a testament to the no-looking-back attitude that Quinnipiac fans can expect of this young Bobcats team, who showcased their youth by playing seven freshmen against the Stags on Friday. Notably, first-year guards Nate Gause and Zaid Hearst contributed diligently, dropping 12 and seven points, respectively, and both playing more than 30 minutes.
“Nate is one of the young guys who just grew up tonight. I thought him and Zaid handled themselves very good,” Moore said following the game. With the return of James Johnson and eventually Young, a plethora of youth, alongside the presence of returning stars like sophomore Ike Azotam and junior Dave Johnson, the Bobcats very well may have a lot in store for the 2011-2012 season. To further the positive outlook, Moore said he’s been very impressed by the intensity and consistency his team has shown so far. “I keep saying to my staff after every practice that we had another one where we practiced well,” the fifth-year coach said. Following the Yale game, Quinnipiac stays at home to take on Navy Saturday, and then travel to the nation’s capitol to face American next week. While the stretch may be tough before conference play, it is clear in Moore’s mind that there is a lot to look forward to with this team. “So far, this team is so new to me, and I’m so new to them,” he said. “So far, I love this team.” With that being said, perhaps the Bobcat Den will soon love them too.
Tom Moore checks the scoreboard and cheers on his team in Friday’s 72-60 loss to Fairfield.