Page 1

Vote on Blackboard:

SGA ELECTIONS TODAY QUChronicle.com

C

The QUINNIPIAC Volume 80 Issue 20

April 6, 2011

WHO’S YOUR PRESIDENT? Charlotte Greene / Chronicle

Dirty rocker Ke$ha drew a sold-out crowd at TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday night at SPB’s annual Wake the Giant concert.

Ke$ha kills it at Bank By Nicole Fano Associate A&E Editor

Contrary to the lyrics of Ke$ha’s hit song “TiK ToK,” the party did start long before the pop singer walked into TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday. Due to severe intoxication, a number of students were escorted out of the arena by Quinnipiac Security and Hamden Police. Some were taken away by ambulance on stretchers and wheelchairs. The university did not provide a specific number. “Students who acted inappropriately at the event were escorted from the venue,” said Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs. “To maintain the privacy of all of our students, the university does not comment when a student seeks medical attention.” Safety was high priority for SPB President Vincent Bond, who was pleased with the event staff ’s response during the event. KE$HA, continued on page 4

Ilya spektor / Chronicle

Sophomore Benjamin Cloutier, left, and junior Andrew McDermott are this year’s candidates for student body president.

Cloutier, McDermott vie for Venturelli’s presidential seat By Matt Ciepielowski Senior Managing Editor

Junior Andrew McDermott and sophomore Benjamin Cloutier are in agreement about what challenges Quin-

NEWS: Election coverage, p. 2-3 OPINION: Cloutier, McDermott make their cases for SBP, p. 6

nipiac will face in the upcoming years, but the candidates for student government president have different ideas about how to best serve the student body. At the Student Government Association executive board debates on Monday night, McDermott brought up familiar student complaints about Quinnipiac’s meal plan and housing selection process. Cloutier, who led the effort to expand the Bobcat Den’s hours last semester, focused on increasing communication between SGA and the student body. “We’re not really doing much help

to anyone if they don’t know about it or if they can’t give any input,” Cloutier said. McDermott and Cloutier, current presidents of their respective classes, both saw problems stemming from Quinnipiac’s quick expansion from one campus to three. McDermott said that student life needed to grow to match the university’s physical expansion. “At the office of undergraduate admissions, where I work, we tell all prospective Bobcats that we are three settings, one university,” he said. “How can we say that PRESIDENT, continued on page 3

ELECTION RESULTS: Check online tonight to learn the winners of today’s election


2

NEWS

ELECTION SPECIAL

The Chronicle

April 6, 2011

CAMPUS

BRIEFS

Lovett, Bond run unopposed

VP OF PROGRAMMING

Your weekly dose of Quinnipiac news in brief

THAT’S WAC

By Mike Arnaudo & Nicole Celli

Quinnipiac’s Writing Across the Curriculum has reached a monumental anniversary. For 10 years, QUWAC has been present on this campus. As a celebration of this milestone, Sally Mitchell, coordinator of the “thinking writing” iniative at Queen Mary, University of London, will deliver a lecture on Thursday, April 7, sharing her experiences on collaborating with various academic departments. Mitchell’s lecture will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room in the Lender School of Business Center. Ilya Spektor / Chronicle

BANK GETS $1M INVESTMENT High Point Solutions of Sparta, N.J. has agreed to a $1 million sponsorship of Quinnipiac University’s ice hockey arena at TD Bank Sports Center for the next five seasons. The ice hockey arena will now be known as High Point Solutions Arena.

RTSC OFFERS AIDS QUILT

Rocky Top Student Center is now home to the AIDS Quilt. Started in 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. The quilt aims to commemorate more than 91,000 people who lost their lives to AIDS. The quilt will be showcased in RTSC until April 13.

SOLES 4 SOULS The Athletics Department and the Big Event have collaborated in an effort to collect gently-worn shoes for those in need. For support of the “Soles 4 Souls” shoe drive, students are encouraged to collect any old shoes laying around at home and deliver them to the fitness center on the Mount Carmel campus between April 4-9.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition.

Left to right, juniors Victoria Adler and Vincent Simone and sophomore Lauren Enea make their case during the SGA debates on Monday night.

Three push similar agendas for programming position By Mike Arnaudo & Nicole Celli Vice President of Programming candidates Victoria Adler, Vinny Simone, and Lauren Enea all had similar platforms for improving relations between Student Programming Board and Student Government Association, but focused on different ways of improving SPB to do so. Adler proposed utilizing Collegiate Link and social media such as Facebook and Twitter to promote student events on campus for both organizations. She cited three parts of an organiza-

tion that are key to success: the program, the promotions, and the members. “It is important not to measure the success of these programs by the number of people in attendance, but by the investment of the members who put into the quality of these events,” Adler said. Vinny Simone proposed creating an Athletics chair in SPB to encourage enthusiasm and build a working relationship between the two. “My ultimate goal for this relationship with Athletics is to raise school spirit across campus,” he said.

Enea highlighted student input as something to be valued in SPB. “I feel that a key point as to why a lot of students don’t get involved in SGA or SPB is that they don’t realize that what they say will count,” Enea said. “They feel that the way the organizations work is from the top down, but instead they really work from the bottom up. As more people become involved in the organizations and tell others what they want, the more their voice is heard.” Enea stressed being a utility for other student organizations and getting their voices heard as well.

Vice President of Public Relations candidate Kaite Lovett and Vice President of Student Concerns candidate Vincent Bond will run unopposed in today’s election. Bond, the current vice president of programming, decided to switch his focus to student concerns after working closely with Ben Wald and Nick Rossetti on BOND the student government side “coming up with creative solutions.” “My biggest goal as a programmer going into SAC is that students are safe, having great experiences, we’re continuing to do programs for them and they’re getting the best four years that they have here,” Bond said. Lovett looks to change the image SGA has. “People really don’t know what we do because no one really comes to the meetings ... getting what we do out there through different media and talking to them LOVETT saying ‘we are here for you, come utilize us,’ and I don’t want it just to be SGA using us,” Lovett said. Lovett ran for the same position last year.

Event Calendar Today columbus house dinner café q upper east wing, 5:30 p.m.

Rotaract is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat buffet style dinner. For $5, the dinner is organized to benefit the Columbus House homeless shelter in New Haven.

Thursday “the age of aids” screening mancheski, 7 p.m. After visiting the AIDS Quilt at Rocky Top, enjoy the screening of this movie as part of HIV Awareness Month.

Friday bunny hop! 5K walk, run, or hop QU soccer field, 3:30 p.m.

All proceeds go to QU Nicaragua Alternative Spring Break trip. Prizes to all who participate! $3 admission. Email Meghan. Trull@quinnipiac.edu with questions.

fish fry

upper café, 5 p.m.

For $7, enjoy some grub as the Knights of Columbus host a Fish Fry to benefit Campus Care.

Saturday cook with food dude café, 8 p.m. Tired of foods from a can? Chef and television personality Kevin Roberts will show students how to make simple and delicious dishes.

Sunday Katie’s game

qu baseball field, 12:30 p.m. Come join the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma as they hold a barbecue and bake sale at the men’s baseball game against Monmouth in honor of their sister Katie Vashon, who passed away in 2005 of leukemia. Proceeds go directly to Camp Sunshine, where Vashon used to work.


NEWS

3

ELECTION SPECIAL

QUChronicle.com

April 6, 2011

VP OF FINANCE

Cote, Shahid talk timing, allocation By Mike Arnaudo & Nicole Celli Vice President of Finance candidates Eric Cote and Saba Shahid have somewhat similar platforms, but stress different ways to make the finance committee more effective. While Shahid is more focused on working with other student organizations and promoting campus events, Cote is more focused on how the money allocated to student groups is being spent. “Right now with finance everything is on paper and it doesn’t have to be,” Cote said. “It can easily go on Collegiate Link–reimbursements can happen a lot faster and that’s really important because people are putting

sometimes thousands of dollars on their credit cards and they aren’t getting reimbursed for a month, and I think we can improve that.” Shahid wants to utilize special appeals so that student organizations who need extra money can work with the Finance Committee to improve their organizations. “The most important thing that I think this position entitles is out of all executive board positions, this position is the door to all the other students organizations on campus,” she said. Both sophomores, Cote is a finance major, while Shahid is a biomedical science major. Cote argued that his major helps him not only when it comes to working with numbers, but also gives

him more free time for this position. “My finance major gives me more free time, and that’s a fact,” Cote said. Shahid said that being a health science major would not pose a problem, and her experience would more than suffice. “I think what matters with this position is experience, and that I can tell you I have,” she said. Both candidates claimed they aren’t seeking this position to build their résumé, but because they are passionate about improving SGA. “At the end of the day I don’t want it for the résumé, I don’t want it for the office; I want it because I want to see SGA grow and I want to see SGA improve and I want to serve the students,” Cote said.

PRESIDENT: Candidates weigh ‘university hour’ continued from cover when we don’t have reliable transportation and student life on all three campuses?” McDermott wants to create a five-year plan for student life at Quinnipiac, including the possibility of creating three separate Student Programming Boards, one for each campus. Cloutier brought up the pos-

sibility of bringing a “university hour” back to Quinnipiac. This would mean altering class schedules to create a one hour period during the week where there would be no classes. It is meant to encourage attendance at student events and participation in organizations by alleviating scheduling conflicts. McDermott said that while a university hour is a great idea, he

did not think it was feasible right now. “You would have to add another academic building [on the Mount Carmel campus], otherwise you’re going to be adding more Saturday classes,” he said. Both candidates also support expanding SGA, but they had different ideas about how to go about it. In an interview with the Chron-

icle, Cloutier said he would like to add two representatives to the junior and senior classes, as there are currently eight representatives for freshmen and sophomores and only six for juniors and seniors. McDermott had a more unorthodox idea for adding new members to SGA. Instead of simply adding members to certain classes, he would like to give representation

to other campus populations. “I feel that right now, what it is is a popularity contest,” he said. “Yes, this is how real world politics go, but at the same time if we are able to have Athletics have two chairs, Greek life have four chairs, religious groups have another three chairs, something of that concept, then I feel personally that we would be able to better address students’ needs.”


4

NEWS The Chronicle

April 6, 2011

Quinnipiac will offer nursing doctorate “We’ve designed this program to give students additional time to gain fluency in the depth and breadth of care they must provide.”

Lynn Price, Chair, dept. of nursing

By Marissa Himbele Staff Writer A doctorate of nursing program will replace the master’s degree program at Quinnipiac, the university announced on March 24. Beginning next semester, a three-year doctorate program will replace the current two-year nurse practitioner program. “Nationally, nursing professionals have decided people should

be educated at the doctoral level,” said Lynn Price, chair of the nursing department. In nursing today, more knowledge and training is required, she said. Along with the program, the university announced its new home, Quinnipiac’s School of Nursing that will officially open on July 1. The search for a dean is underway, Price said. The doctorate opportunity

will be available to both students with a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in nursing. “We’ve designed this program to give students additional time to gain fluency in the depth and breadth of care they must provide,” Price said. There will be three tracks for nurses with a bachelor’s degree to pursue: women’s health, adult practice, or family practice. The two tracks offered for

nurses at the master’s degree level are more complex. They are “care of the individual” and “care of the population.” These tracks will deal with the advancement of clinical education or practicing healthcare on a global scale. Nurses with a bachelor’s degree will partake in the doctoral program for three years with 1,000 hours of clinical involvement. The post-master’s program will take two years to complete.

KE$HA: Bond pleased with staff response during concert continued from cover “A lot of time was put aside to make sure we were prepared for that,” Bond said following the SGA debates on Monday night. “That’s why there were so many transports. While it shows a negative side that there were so many students felt they had the need to get inebriated to that level, the fact that we were able to take care of and make sure they were safe was something I was very impressed with our staff. We were ensuring our students had a good time but at the same time were being responsible. If they weren’t being responsible, they are taken care of and are taken off the premises.” A majority of scantily clad female students wore everything from tutus to lacy bras and surpluses of glitter eye makeup. Some took the phrase “Get $leazy” to a new level.

The audience’s energy level reached an all-time high when Ke$ha took the fluorescent lighted stage wearing a light mask, a glitter leotard, and fishnet stockings. In between bouts of cartwheels, crotchgrabbing and spanking, Ke$ha interacted with the audience when she asked for “a man who wants to be abused onstage.” That man turned out to be freshman Ian Jackson, who was Saran-wrapped to a chair and taunted by two men dressed as a penis and a pear throughout Ke$ha’s performance of “Grow a Pear.” “Being pulled on stage was amazing and crazy all at the same time. I was going crazy the second she looked at me,” Jackson said. “It was mind-blowing, and while I was on stage, I had the best time of my life. Ke$ha left a very high mark, so the concerts to come

definitely have some big shoes to fill.” According to Jamie Kloss, Student Programming Board’s mainstage chair, the soldout show equalled 2,462 tickets purchased. “This is one of the most unique shows that SPB has brought to Quinnipiac, and turned out to be one of the craziest nights that I’ve seen on campus,” Kloss said. “Students loved rocking out to Third Eye Blind and singing along with The Fray, and this show was an opportunity to dress up and dance.” One of the concert’s multiple climaxes occurred when Ke$ha performed her latest single, “Blow.” The pop star displayed rockstar behavior, using a gun to shoot confetti at those on the floor. As her last Wake the Giant spring concert, senior Kristen Babowicz was pleased

with the performance. “I really enjoyed the concert; it was very entertaining and I had a lot of fun,” she said. “It was definitely one of my favorites and it was very different than past SPB concerts.” “TiK ToK,” the party anthem that started it all, was saved for the end. The audience went crazy, banging on seats and chanting her name. At the crowd’s demand, Ke$ha returned to the stage for an encore performance of “We R Who We R,” where she encouraged audience members to be true to themselves-“unapologetically always.” “Ke$ha is one of the most extreme artists on the music scene right now, so we knew that it was going to be a crazy concert,” Kloss said. “The enthusiasm of the students and the atmosphere of the show created a really fun night for everyone.”

We’ve been teaching online almost as long as you’ve been gaming online. Experience Counts

Great Courses and Fields of Study

Many of Quinnipiac University’s full-time faculty have been teaching summer courses online for years. Quinnipiac’s summer students benefit from the experience of our professors– many of whom are leading professionals in their field.

Many undergraduate and graduate courses are offered as part of the summer session and delivered online. Whether you’re taking a required major course or an elective, or if you want to catch up or get ahead, you’ll find courses in some of the following program areas:

2011 Summer Terms Preregistration begins April 4, 2011 for the following sessions: Summer I: May 23 – June 25 (5 weeks) May 23 – July 9 (7 weeks) Summer II: July 11 – August 13 (5 weeks)

n

Accounting

n

Biology

n

Biomedical Sciences

n

Management

Computer Information Systems

n

Marketing

n

Nursing

n

n

Computer Science

n

Economics

n

Finance

n

History

n

n

n

International Business

Occupational Therapy Philosophy

FOR A COmpLete List OF AvAiLAbLe summeR COuRses And tO ReGisteR, visit:

www.quinnipiac.edu/quonline Go to the Academics tab and click on Summer Courses in the first paragraph. OR CALL:

203.582.5669


5

NEWS QUChronicle.com

April 6, 2011 Ilya Spektor / Chronicle

“There is a huge difference in the way we do journalism in Pakistan. It’s a matter of ethics. In Pakistan, nobody cares about ethics.”

BACK TO PAKISTAN By Katherine Rojas Staff Writer “I want to do journalism. Simple, plain, truthful, honest journalism. That is all I have in mind.” Those were the words of Kazim Alam of Karachi, Pakistan. Alam is a recipient of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program at Quinnipiac. He is pursuing his master’s in journalism, and in August plans to return to Karachi where he hopes to be a reporter for The Express Tribune. “So much is happening there,” he said. “The real reporting, the real action, the real thrill is in Karachi.” Although Alam has wanted to be a reporter for about 10 years, he studied business and management in the Textile Institute of Pakistan, where he read the university President Irfan Husain’s weekly columns for a well-known Pakistani newspaper, Dawn. One week, Alam decided to send a letter to the editor and comment on Husain’s column. After that, they met once or twice and Alam continued writing letters to the editor. By his senior year at the university, he was published in more than 100 English-language Pakistani mainstream newspapers. When he finished his degree in business and management, he then decided to become a journalist. “I didn’t have any interest in business,” Alam said. In Pakistan, college is very expensive and his family couldn’t afford it. But Alam has a distant uncle, Hamid Nawab, a professor of physics at Boston University, who paid

for his tuition. Alam finished his business and management degree, but ultimately decided it was not his true passion. “This was not my cup of tea,” Alam said. “I wanted to do something close to my heart, something I was passionate for.” Although Alam didn’t study journalism, he knew exactly what he wanted to report about. “As a reporter, I’d like to write about the madressah, a religious school, network and rise of religious extremism in Pakistan,” Alam said. “These things are close to my heart.” In Pakistan after 2002, the policy of limited TV journalism was liberalized. Today there are more than 50 news channels and many newspapers. “It has been a media revolution,” Alam said. “Journalism is growing exponentially in Pakistan.” But Alam said literally everything is controlled by the military. Because of this, there are many laws and restrictions that journalists have to follow. “There are things that you cannot simply discuss,” Alam said. “For example, the blasphemy laws. No mainstream newspaper is ready to take up this issue. If I say anything against the blasphemy laws I can be lynched by the mob and face instant death.” Journalists in Pakistan also can’t criticize the military. In fact, one of Alam’s colleagues, Umar Cheema, was abducted and beaten because he wrote stories against the military’s involvement in real estate. “There is a huge difference in the way we do journalism in Pakistan,” Alam said.

“It’s a matter of ethics. In Pakistan, nobody cares about ethics.” According to Alam, English media in Pakistan is hardly one percent. However, it is influential because it is watched in the capital, in the city of military leaderships, Alam said. There are also the local domestic media, like Urdu-speaking media. Alam said the Urdu media is for people who are not very familiar with the outside world, “who are narrow-minded.” A lack of education is one contributing factor. “The education process and schooling was…just pathetic,” Alam admitted, shaking his head. Alam learned English in school differently than how it’s actually spoken in America. In Pakistan, English was taught as Pakistani English, where it is never a spoken language, but a written one. It was when Alam entered the university that he learned the majority of his English. However, he still has a lot to learn. For

that reason, Alam reads English websites for four to five hours a day. “I also didn’t know anything about journalism,” Alam said. “In Pakistan, if you know a little English, you can make your way and write for an English newspaper.” The Pakistani news, however, focuses primarily on politics. “In America, everybody talks about sports and entertainment, but in Pakistan sports and entertainment aren’t taken very seriously,” Alam said. “We mainly focus on politics. Politics is our forte.” The newspaper Alam worked for was “in the full front of anything political,” he said. With the culture shock of different education and ways of journalism behind him, Alam will soon be home. “All my life I intend to be in Karachi,” Alam said. “I don’t want to live in any other country, or any other city. I love Karachi.”


6

Opinion The Chronicle

April 6, 2011

We gave presidential candidates Andrew McDermott and Benjamin Cloutier 300 words each to make their case to be student body president. Here they are: Publisher/General Manager Tara McMahon Editor-in-Chief Joe Pelletier Senior Managing Editor Matt Ciepielowski Managing Editors Lenny Neslin Matt Busekroos Advertising Editor Caryn Mitchell Photography Editors Amanda Shulman Charlotte Greene

News Editor Nicole Celli Associate News Editor Meghan Parmentier Opinion Editor Julia Bucchianeri Associate Opinion Editor Christine Burroni Scene Editor Mary-Catherine Dolan A&E Editor Daniella Appolonia Associate A&E Editor Nicole Fano Sports Editor Robin Schuppert Associate Sports Editors Maxx McNall John Healy Online Sports Editor Chris Leary Head Copy Editor Jamie Hill Associate Copy Editor Chris Casinelli Online Editor Tim O’Donnell Design Editors Michele Snow Samantha Epstein Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden, CT 06518 (203) 582-8485 QUChronicle.com Facebook.com/QUChronicle Twitter.com/QUChronicle thequchronicle@gmail.com

Letters to the Editor should be between 250 and 400 words and must be approved by the Editor-in-Chief before going to print. The Chronicle reserves the right to edit all material, including advertising, based on content, grammar and space requirements. The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the Chronicle.

Benjamin Cloutier

Andrew McDermott

(For Cloutier’s 300 words, he submitted a letter from a friend) When I met Ben a year ago, I immediately saw something special. He treated me as a good friend and cared for what I thought and what I needed. His warm personality and passionate mindset supersedes many of my other peers here at Quinnipiac. When I was in need of help with my own political ventures, Ben not only put in his own input but also genuinely helped me to succeed. He has a unique ability to capture his audience and treat their needs by listening and providing advice. This advice is influenced by tremendous amounts of leadership experience. He has served as the Class of 2013 President for the past two years where he delivered for the community in many ways, such as extending the Bobcat Den hours that we all enjoy today. However, he is not satisfied. Ben wants to continue to deliver to the needs of the Quinnipiac community through improving communication between SGA and the students through Facebook videos and going door to door to personally hear everyone’s needs. His determined mindset has led Ben to be chosen for leadership conferences across the nation, where he sought to obtain new knowledge and found the answers he needs to help everyone at QU succeed. He not only wants to be the best leader he can be, but wants his community to be the best it can be. Ben Cloutier fought for my needs as a sophomore and will fight for all of our needs as a student body. He is the face of the Class of 2013, and he will be the best face for all Quinnipiac students. He deeply cares for everyone on this campus. Ben is not just my friend, not just my confidant, but my president. He should be yours too.

Hello Bobcats! My name is Andrew McDermott and I want to be your next Student Body President. Over the course of my three years here at Quinnipiac, I have lived through the changes we have had to endure. I have felt the growing pains and the lack of communication. I have been there when decisions were made without student input. I am coming to you with a promise of both my effort and support. One of the most important things about this position is being open to ideas and fighting for the needs and wants of the student body. As your Student Body President, I will represent you to the best of my ability rather than being preoccupied with my own itinerary. Some of the major issues that I would like to have the Student Government Association continue to look into are shuttles from the York Hill campus to the North Haven campus, more programming at both the York Hill and North Haven campuses, alternative methods for the housing selection process, and a better balance of meal plan allocation in relation to the food pricing within the eateries that we have. I plan on working closely with whomever is elected to the Vice President of Student Concerns to ensure our concerns and ideas are heard and worked on. Under my leadership, no student voice will be unheard. We pride ourselves in three campuses, one university. Let’s work together and hold this slogan to be true. I take great pride in being a Bobcat, which you likely have seen at all Quinnipiac athletic events. But I plan on having even more pride in leading our student body. Vote for experience. Vote for pride. Vote for the best interest of the student body. Let’s make a difference!

Bobby Rutkiewicz

What say you?

12% Maybe

Will you download Athletics’ iPhone app?

35% Yes 53% No

(results from poll on QUChronicle.com)

Let’s go out with a bang

Even if 2012 doesn’t end us, we certainly need to change By Kate Krivitzky Contributing Writer With the year of the supposed apocalypse looming right around the corner, there has been significant debate and worry about the possible end of the world. But whether you’re a nonbeliever or an apocalypse activist attempting to spread the word, my question to you is, does it really matter one way or the other? If the world is intent on bursting into a flaming oblivion, being drowned by worldwide tsunamis, or getting pummeled by a rogue asteroid, there is literally not a thing anyone can do to change it. So why the big concern? If anyone has learned anything from movies like “The Day After Tomorrow,” “2012,” or “Armageddon,” it’s that if the government knows anything about the end of the human race, they won’t be telling civilians anytime soon. Maybe they have secret arks or spacecrafts that will save the most important figures in the world, but surely the average civilian is not going to be saved or informed of their imminent death. Imagine President Barack Obama addressing the nation saying “Sorry Americans,

you’re all going to die and there’s not a thing anyone can do to change it. Oh, but I’ll be on a spacecraft watching you burn to a crisp!” Doesn’t seem too likely. There would be riots and war and, honestly, who wants to spend their last days in sheer terror? If we are going to meet our maker anyway, we might as well go out with a bang–no pun intended. But seriously, shouldn’t we enjoy the time we have left on Earth and spend it with our loved ones doing our favorite things? I vote yes! There is a group of Americans (as well as people all over the globe) who up and quit their jobs, abandoned their families, and hit the road to spread the word that the apocalypse is upon us. This just seems so insanely backwards. Why scare everyone and cause panic and mayhem? Just enjoy the time you have left. Or you might be wrong–the world might actually not end. And what if it doesn’t end? Should your family accept you back with open arms after you abandoned them? Should your boss give you back your job because it was your duty to falsely inform people of their sure death? I think not. Of course the increasing intensity and amount of natural disasters in past years is not

a comfort. The tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan and Indonesia and the hurricanes in the Caribbean could all be mini-storms signaling the main event of total seismic destruction. But again, this is all just speculation. No one can for sure know how the planet will react to such drastic changes. Could the end of the world be God’s punishment for the constant war, poverty and hatred that has spanned the globe for centuries? Could the natural disasters be due to global warming because of the significant pollution and destruction humans have forced upon Earth? Maybe if we stopped killing each other and cleaned up our act, the world wouldn’t end. Think about the implications of the human race destroying the world and causing its finale. We would be known throughout the galaxy as the race who destroyed one of the most beautiful and bountiful places in the universe. Whether we end up fossilized like the dinosaurs or continue on into 2013, it seems pretty obvious that things around the world need to change. But if that change fails to prevail, and the world seems like it’s going to freeze over any minute, go out and enjoy your last few moments. Don’t waste them cowering in the corner.


7

Opinion QUChronicle.com

Make every Senior Week event count I just locked up By Chris Leary my ticket for Senior Online Sports Editor Week, and I am all sorts of fired up for it. There’s no doubt in my mind it will be epic. However, I have been looking at what other schools are offering, and I think we could have better events. It’s an absolute win the first two days with a day-long barbecue, a club night that’s NOT at Toad’s, and a trip to the casino. Any senior should be able to make those days count, but spending the third day at Holiday Hill Resort? I mean, I went there for eighth grade graduation along with everyone else from Connecticut. I had a blast back then flipping canoes in the lake, cleaning up in Wiffle ball tournaments, and messing around with some water balloons, but is that really what students want to do at 22 years old? I have a buddy over at Hamilton College who is dishing out a hundred bucks for a hoedown night out at the bar with a mechanical bull, mimosa and Bloody Mary mornings with massages, barbecues, and closing the week out by shooting off fireworks and drinking beer. I think I know which party Charlie Sheen would be at. Senior Week should be about going out with your classmates and doing things that are over the top – that we aren’t doing on the reg. It could range from killing 20 mimosas by lunch, to a hoedown, to even a furry party. I really don’t care. Just get me out doing things that I’m not used to doing. The last thing I want is to wind up wandering around Holiday Hill clueless to what I want like I’m in Blockbuster. Either way, it’s going to be a blast and I’m just praying I make it out alive … sorry for partying. In the future though, let’s get a little more creative with the events we put on for graduating college students. I don’t think we’ve all worked this hard to be rewarded with ice cream and capture the flag contests. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get ready to defend my 8-year-old Wiffle ball championship.

April 6, 2011

SGA elections will be a changing of the guard Seven hundred and thirty-five days By Joe Pelletier ago, I called Louis Venturelli immediateEditor in chief ly after I learned that he won the election for student body president. We were both sophomores then. I was the young reporter, and he was the young politican. I still remember the excitement in his voice. “Really, I’m still in shock,” he said. “I’m so proud to be student body president, and I’m definitely looking forward to the future.” Two years later, and Venturelli is still the big man on campus. But not for long. The kind, well-received president will graduate from Quinnipiac, and move onto bigger and better things. (You want an example of how well-liked this guy is? His Facebook status of “Will be attending Teachers College at Columbia University for grad school! HELLO NYC!!!” earned 158 likes.) But there will be a new face for student government once Venturelli is off to Columbia. Andrew McDermott, the spirited and motivated junior

who wreaks havoc on opponents’ free throw percentage during the basketball season, threw his wig into the ring. Sophomore Benjamin Cloutier will be his opponent. Cloutier spearheaded the late-night Bobcat Den campaign and is currently pushing for a coffee machine in the Arnold Bernhard Library. Cloutier has history on his side–the last two student body presidents (Venturelli and Sean Geary, who graduated in 2009) held the position for two years after winning the election in their sophomore year. McDermott is more of a household Quinnipiac name. His work in SGA, Residence Hall Council, Quinnipiac admissions as a tour guide, and the student center’s leadership program has earned him a great deal of loyalty. The Chronicle will not endorse one candidate or the other. I suspect that each student will bring something new and exciting to student government. But they certainly have something to live up to. In my four years, I’ve seen SGA transform into a more transparent, more engaging organization for the student body. Best of luck to both candidates.

SGA UPDATE

SGA elections are today, vote on Blackboard!

Hey Bobcats! There is certainly no better time at Quinnipiac than the busy month of April. The smell of barbecues, the sound of music and the feeling one gets while lying on the Quad certainly embodies the spirit of the university and the passion within the student body. While we all work hard in our academic endeavors, we remember the importance of community and come together for some very special events. The TD Bank Sports Center was covered in glitter this past weekend as the Student Programming Board presented Ke$ha for the Wake the Giant Spring Concert. The Bank was filled to capacity with students jumping around and dancing to the artist’s latest hits. It was, perhaps, the first or second time I saw a crowd so energized to see a performer on campus. It was certainly quite the show! SGA elections are today! Vote on Blackboard! I am sure you have seen the campaigns and hopefully you have had the opportunity to meet the candidates. This year the Student Government Association will bid farewell to four senior executive board members and a senior class cabinet of eight representatives. Though elections are today, transition for the government will be held on April 20. I am very proud of the candidates and I am confident that the Student Government will continue to progress in the coming years. Coming up this weekend is Quinnipiac’s Second Annual Big Event! The Big Event, sponsored by your Student Government Association and the Community Action Project, will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Over one thousand students will be traveling around the greater New Haven community to volunteer three hours of community service. Projects range from park clean-ups and painting benches to playing cards with senior citizens and making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for neighborhood kitchens. We are very excited to kick off this special day! Enjoy all that April has to offer and take some time to tell someone special in your life that you love them! Live the Legend, Lou Venturelli


TAKE ME

The Chronicle’s Facebook poll of best professor some of the top vote-getters, a spotlight on the fo for best professors. Check out th

(Health Sciences)

Lisa Kaplan Her classes may be difficult, but no Scorecard: one can say that Lisa Kaplan doesn’t give Overall Quality her students every opportunity to succeed. “I think back to when I was a student and what I would have liked, and more importantly what I didn’t like and I try very Easiness hard to make it be about learning the stuff rather than guessing my style or guessing about tricks,” she said. (Statistics via Kaplan, an associate professor of Rate My Professors) biology, records each of her lectures and makes them available to her students online. There are also several other teaching methods she employs that go beyond the average professor. “Between the audio recordings, all the writing on Blackboard, the office hours, the out-of-class reviews for exams, the extra assignments that aren’t graded but show up somewhere else, I think what it does is regardless of your learning style, hopefully there is some component in there that you can grapple onto that you’re comfortable with,” she said.

4.9 / 5

1.6 / 5

Sean Duffy (political science) Philip Goduti (history)

Bru Whi (ISM

Joe Pelletier / Chronicle

“As a public relations major, I’m far from being the perfect biology student, but professor Kaplan knows what she’s doing. She’ll stop at nothing to make sure you understand the course material. I would take her again in a heartbeat.” Christina Ruperto, Junior

Maureen Helgren (physical therapy)

Vicki Todd (public relations)

(Liberal Arts)

Robert Smart English isn’t just words on the page for professor Robert Smart, chair of the English department. “You need to keep it contextualized,” he said. Smart has been teaching at Quinnipiac for 11 years. This year, his class-load ranges from the introductory EN102 to EN551, offered for MAT students planning to teach at a secondary level. “I give all credit to my students,” Smart said. “They are always engaged and involved.”

Joe Pelletier / Chronicle

Scorecard: Overall Quality

4.8 / 5 Easiness

3.1 / 5

Joe Catrino (media studies)

(Statistics via Rate My Professors)

“Smart is a challenging and dedicated professor. He is very passionate and educated about the subjects he teaches and takes a great interest in what his students have to say.” Chris Casinelli, Senior

EDITORS

PICKS

:

“Margarita Diaz (journalism) was my most influential professor–incredible teaching talent. Plain and simple, she makes you a better journalist. I’d also pick out Jonathan Rounds (English). He’s an engaging and intelligent professor that incorporates his music background into his teaching.” -Joe Pelletier, editor in chief

Want the image to smartpho


E!

Class registration is right around the corner, so here’s your primer on the must-take professors at Quinnipiac:

rs drew more than 600 votes. Here’s a look at our most popular, and even some editor’s picks he full list at QUChronicle.com.

(Communications)

Kenn Venit

Terry Goodwin (business)

uce ite M)

Joe Pelletier / Chronicle

“In his broadcast performance class, I truly learned a lot that wasn't in the textbook. It came from the experience that he has had in his life and the handson learning we did in front and behind the camera that makes him a great professor.” Kwegyirba Croffie, Senior

Peter Sumby (FVI)

For 10 years, adjunct associate professor Kenn Venit has blown students away on the first day of the semester. Literally. The journalism professor offers his signature start to class when he shows students the famous R. Budd Dwyer suicide video, and immediately tells them to write a news brief. Venit has been around QuinScorecard: nipiac for 11 years (including one Overall Quality year in 1979-80; when “the TV studio was in the basement of the library,” he said with a laugh), and Easiness prides his teaching style on engagement. “I engage my students,” Ve(Statistics via nit said. “It’s interactive. Everyone Rate My Professors) talks, and everyone learns how to give an opinion.” Venit maintains a fun, entertaining atmosphere–during Monday’s class, he joked that a student’s undeclared major was not unlike the war in Libya. “I try to use videos and current events,” Venit said. “I have a lot of fun.” His JRN160 class’ latest assignment was to interview strangers about April Fool’s Day, and according to Venit, “it was some of the best writing of the year.”

4.8 / 5

3.4 / 5

(Wild Card)

David Ives

Rich Hanley (journalism)

Scorecard: Overall Quality

4.9 / 5 Easiness

4.1 / 5 (Statistics via Rate My Professors)

Lisa Burns (media studies)

e full list? Scan the the left with your one and check it out!

Joe Pelletier / Chronicle

“I took professor Ives twice, and both times I came away with very good experiences. He seemed to be from the school of thought where you won’t truly learn something unless you see the important details up close (with vivid videos or pictures from the world you are studying) and I always felt it was a very useful technique.” Alex Birsh, Senior

“I prefer professors that spark interesting discussion in class, instead of just lecturing the entire time, so Sean Duffy (political science) is one of my favorites. He has a knack for getting students involved and making his classes interactive. Min Fang (Chinese) is another of my favorite professors because she makes a difficult subject very accessible and enjoyable.” Matt Ciepielowski, senior managing editor

David Ives, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, brings very unique life experiences to the classes he teaches. “When you talk about international development, for example, I’m probably one of the few people on campus that has lived in a developing country for two years,” Ives said. “So when I talk about development or economics in that sense, it’s a real world experience and I tell stories

about that.” Ives always attempts to keep his students involved and interested, instead of simply lecturing. “If they’re just listening, they can sometimes tune out,” he said. “But if I try to do something very interesting and then get their opinions on it and cause them to do research on an issue that they have chosen, it seems to work.” Ives travels around the globe through his work with the ASI, including accompanying Quinnipiac students on alternative spring break trips to Nicaragua and a recent trip to the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Japan, which the Dalai Lama also attended.

“Dr. Surya Chelikani (finance) was my favorite professor. He knows so much about finance, and yet he knows how to teach and talk to you as a student for as much time as you need. Judy Gedge (accounting), another of my favorite professors, makes business law one of the most interesting courses you’ll take in the School of Business.” -Caryn Mitchell, business manager


10

&

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT The Chronicle

April 6, 2011

Samantha Kline KATE BOSWORTH

QU’s

Celebrity

Look-Alikes

Did you do a double-take when you saw these doppelgangers on campus? Check out this week’s profiles of QU’s faux celebs:

kevin carroll MIchael cera

Ilya Spektor / Chronicle

Hometown: Wilbraham, Mass. AGE: 20 Year: Junior Major: Marketing

“I’m only slightly less awkward. Some people have actually mistaken me for him, I’ve been asked to take pictures in the past.”

Katie O’Brien / Chronicle

Hometown: Melrose, Mass. AGE: 18 Year: Freshman Major: FVI

I get someone comparing me to Kate Bosworth almost daily, but I don't see any resemblance. My friends always joke around and call me “Blue Crush.”

ARTIST PROFILE

Get to know Hawthorne Heights Heights’ lead vocalist on staying together, surviving and ‘Skeletons’ By Daniella Appolonia A&E Editor

Ohio’s platinum-selling band Hawthorne Heights has overcome tragedy, bitter legal battles, and plenty of personal obstacles in the fight to make their music heard. With the loss of guitarist Casey Calvert in 2007 to an accidental drug overdose, the band plugged on, allowing the therapy of music to take over. A long way from their “Ohio is for Lovers” days, their new label Wind-up Records and producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace and My Chemical Romance) pushed the quartet to evolve musically from previous records. Their album “Skeletons” challenges any “emo” stereotypes they endured in the past. It is an eclectic mix of pop-infused harmonies and hard rock combined with a new wave feel. Coming to terms with recent life experiences and embracing a survivalist mentality, the band proves their musical career is alive and well. The Chronicle talked with lead vocalist JT Woodruff last week about the message

WHO: Hawthorne Heights

WHERE: The Space in Hamden WHEN: Tues., April 12 OPENERS: Veara, After Midnight Project and Handguns behind “Skeletons,” his future goals for the band, and what he’s listening to right now. Who or what inspires you in your writing, your music, and your life? Everything inspires me. Listening to a classic record on vinyl. Sitting on a bridge and watching the water race against the rocks. Sitting at a coffee shop and enjoying a hot cup of drip. Staring out the window as a passenger in a car. All of it...if you love life, it will love you back. How did you bounce back from Casey’s death and carry on after that, becoming even stronger? That was the hardest time in my life. We all knew that we would stay together to keep helping people through music. Our fans have been great in supporting us, and helping us through it. I think Casey is still with us, smiling every day.

You’ve evolved musically since your “Ohio is for Lovers” days and drew influences from a variety of genres for “Skeletons.” Is this from working with Howard Benson or just your own personal growth as a band? Howard was a good dude to work with. He really pushed me hard to get great vocal takes in the studio, and I appreciate that. As far as the style, we simply wrote a lot of songs. We had a ton to choose from, and we all chose our favorites—totally happy with “Skeletons.” Can fans expect to hear a mix of old and new songs on tour? We always try to mix it up. This tour, we are playing some older songs that we haven’t played in years. Looking forward to looking back at the past every night. Doing some “Skeletons” tracks, of course. What is the most important underlying message from “Skeletons” that you want fans to take away after listening? I think I want people to realize it’s okay to be alone...because you are never really alone.

Love life, because you never know how long you will be around. Do you have a song you’re most proud of off the new album? I really like “Bring You Back.” It’s about some people that I have lost. And I think you can hear the passion in my throat, you can hear that emotion. It’s harder to sing that way than people think. What’s the ultimate direction you want to go in? Ultimate goal is to just stay musical, to stay friends, to continue to challenge musical borders. To be able to help a complete stranger through a tough time. Any bands/artists you’re into right now that you think deserve recognition or people should know about? I think everyone should be listening to Bayside. Emery has a new record that is insanely good. Adam Widmer from Bloomington, Ind. has a great voice. Stoked to be on the road with Handguns ... tons of fun.


&

11

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT QUChronicle.com

RAVE

April 6, 2011

WRECK -Facebook

OF THE WEEK -Atlantic Records

-ABC

Khalifa keeps rolling out hits

‘Grey’s’ goes ‘Glee’

Rap sensation Wiz Khalifa released his new album “Rolling Papers” last Tuesday, and the feedback has been downright stupendous. In just one week, the album sold more than 200,000 copies, according to Billboard. “Rolling Papers” is currently No. 1 among rap album downloads on iTunes. The 23-year-old rapper is known for his double-platinum hit single “Black and Yellow,” which hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February. “Black and Yellow” is a song Quinnipiac students are more than familiar with, especially with Denny Darko’s remake “Blue and Yellow,” now a Quinnipiac anthem. The rest of Khalifa’s album features a mix of songs that range from R&B to hardcore rap. Khalifa’s lyrics are based on getting high, finding chicks and living the good life, basically a rundown of his second popular hit “Roll Up,” which made the Billboard Top 200 chart. For loyal fans, Khalifa’s “The Race” is also a top favorite. The song explains his struggle to make it, with strong lyrics and a swag-type beat. The album also includes “Too Short,” “Curren$y” and “Taylor Gangs,” which features Chevy Woods. Khalifa’s attitude toward life is very laid back, but he recently made headlines for dating Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend, Amber Rose. He was also featured on the cover of Rolling Stone’s March issue. This young rap star worked hard to find fame, so let’s hope he and his hit songs stick around long enough to give college students even more party anthems. -MG

She lip-syncs passionately as she trots down the hallway at a pace brisk enough to allow the breeze of her own motion to flow through her hair. Doorways and people fly past her as the camera zooms backward. No, she’s not Rachel Berry on “Glee.” She’s Callie Torres, and this is “Grey’s Anatomy.” “Grey’s Anatomy: The Music Event” looked like some sort of joke from the trailers, but this was apparently something ABC expected viewers to take seriously. The chorus of doctors in surgical masks singing “How to Save a Life,” while actually trying to save someone’s life, took away from what should have been a dramatic episode climax. Instead, the intensity level dropped as the absurdity level skyrocketed. After almost seven seasons of singing-free hospital drama, it made absolutely no sense to just throw in something like this and expect people to go with it. Dr. Bailey tangoing with her man in the middle of the nurse’s station? That just doesn’t happen on this show. Stick to what you do best, “Grey’s Anatomy.” People like your show because they get emotional stories about life in a hospital. People like “Glee” because that show actually pulls off the whole breaking-into-song thing. Don’t try to mix the two, and don’t even think about pulling this kind of stunt again. -MS

CONCERT REVIEW

BEARDO WAS A WEIRDO By Stephanie Osmanski Staff Writer

QUOTE

WORTHY

According to Facebook, 4,312 people like rap/punk rocker Beardo. Most likely none of those people are the Quinnipiac students who saw Beardo open for Ke$ha on Saturday at TD Bank Sports Center. Though Beardo didn’t live up to his name in terms of facial hair, he made up for it by sporting a mullet of uncontrollable curls and an outdated jacket that completed his 80s inspired style. While most students could name at least five of Ke$ha’s songs off the top of their heads, many spring concert attendees had never even heard of the one-man band who created his own drums, bass

and guitar arrangements onstage. Beardo performed several of his unknown songs such as “On the Run,” “American Anthem,” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.” Junior Shannon Fitzmaurice was on the floor during the concert, but she didn’t enjoy her front-and-center view of Beardo’s performance. “I thought his opening act was a joke, like when he came out by himself I was expecting a band to follow him and then he just started playing songs off his laptop,” Fitzmaurice said. “On the floor there was a Ke$ha chant going on during his last song, so I think we were all restless for her to start.” “Beardo the Trailer Park Hero,” as Ke$ha referred to him, has been touring with the pop star on her “Get $leazy Tour”

since Feb. 15. “Ke$ha’s my girl. I’ve been touring with her for the last two months,” Beardo said to the crowd. “I love Ke$ha.” Luckily for the 1980s wannabe rock star, the audience was so pumped for “Ke Dollar Sign Ha” that Beardo was welcomed by the crowd. According to Fitzmaurice, in between acts Beardo interacted with students on the floor by signing autographs and taking pictures. “Someone next to me was feeling faint, so he gave her his water and wanted to make sure she was feeling okay,” Fitzmaurice said. “So he is a nice guy, I just didn’t really enjoy his opening act.”

Ke$ha at the Bank:

“I don’t think my titties have enough glitter on them.”

Charlotte Greene / Chronicle

CULTURE

SHOCK Nicki Minaj is reportedly in talks to open for Britney Spears on her summer tour, according to Billboard. Enrique Iglesias was originally slated to tour with Spears, but pulled out hours after the announcement was made. Spears’ tour opens on June 17 in Sacramento.

Penélope Cruz is the latest entertainer, and the first Spanish-born actress, to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near the El Capitan Theater. Cruz was awarded the 2,436th star, commemorating her performances in films like “Vanilla Sky,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Volver.” Rock legend John Mellencamp and author Stephen King created a musical together which will premiere in Atlanta next year. The Alliance Theater will produce “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” which will feature a bluesy-inspired score created by Mellencamp. British singer Lily Allen, 25, is launching her own clothing line called “Lucy in Disguise.” She will be working with her sister, Sarah Owen, to create the vintage-inspired fashions which will be available at shopbop.com. Lily Collins, daughter of musician Phil Collins, recently earned herself the coveted role of Snow White in “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White,” a remake of the fairy tale. The cast already includes Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Armie Hammer of “Social Network” as Prince Andrew.


12

Scene The Chronicle

BEST DOME EVER?

April 6, 2011

Sarah’s Style Corner

SPRING FASHION: YOUR LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL -Ray Ban, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Keds

By Sarah Rosenberg Staff Writer

K atie O’Brien / Chronicle

For the second straight year, there was a tent full of foam on campus. And kids loved it ... perhaps because it was a reminder of a younger, more innocent time. Perhaps it was a chance to break away from the rigors of class and homework. Or maybe kids were just really drunk. One of those.

Name: Jessica Poe Age: 21 Year: Junior Hometown: Andover, Mass. Major: English What are you wearing: I’m wearing a blouse from Forever 21, my skirt is from Banana Republic, my shoes are from Poor Little Rich Girl, my gold leaf headband is from Urban Outfitters, my ring is from a British jewelry company called Eclectic Eccentricity, and my necklace is from a street vendor in Boston. Style influences: I like to wear really feminine pieces with accessories that look old fashioned, circa 1950’s. One of my favorite celebrity styles is Zooey Deschanel in “500 Days of Summer.” - photo by Ilya Spektor

It’s been a rough winter for Quinnipiac. The endless amount of snow, the freezing temperatures (it’s April now, thank you!), and the infamous “wintry mix” has taken over our lives and our fashion choices. I’ve been pretty awful at judging what to wear when I go to class, partly because I assume that since it’s officially spring I should be able to walk outside in flats and a light jacket. But no, I seem to freeze my butt off instead. Still, I’m not letting the harsh weather get in the way of what’s really important these days: shopping for spring clothes. That way, when the warm weather finally hits, I’m ready to greet that 70-degree weather with open arms and appropriate fashion flair. The first item on my spring fashion list is a floral miniskirt, preferably one that is pleated so it’s not as flat on my body. I realize that this trend isn’t exactly new, but it’s clearly a spring staple if every store in the mall is selling it. Right now, Urban Outfitters takes the cake for floral miniskirts. They are currently selling one from Urban Renewal at $39, a price I’m not crazy about, but one that doesn’t exactly turn me off. The skirt comes in three different floral prints (I’m partial to the black version with the green and pink floral pattern). What’s even better is that this skirt is elastic, so it may be the perfect May Weekend skirt. The second item I’m eyeing is a pair of stone-colored Keds. Yes, Keds—go ahead and make

all of the “this-is-a-shoe-for-anurse-or-my-grandmother” jokes you can think of, but I think these canvas sneakers are absolutely adorable. For one, they’re extremely light and durable. They’re basically made for the spring weather, and although they’re shoes that you may have worn when you were in elementary school, you can’t deny their versatility. This shoe goes with skinny jeans, shorts, and obviously, cute little floral miniskirts! I love the stone color for neutral purposes, but the ladybug-red hue is pretty darn cute, too. Forever 21 offers a wide variety of rompers. Anything that takes one-fifth of a second to thrown on and another halfsecond to accessorize usually becomes a fashion staple - which is why I bring you the multipurpose, always handy romper. I really love the Essential Jersey Romper in black from Forever 21 because it will effortlessly go with any piece of jewelry, colored belt or hat that I own. Personally, I’m excited to wear a turquoise necklace or pair of earrings with this romper, as well as brown gladiator sandals. You can never go wrong with black. Their heather gray and royal blue options are just as charming (did I mention you can wear Keds with a romper?) I know the sun is itching to come out, and I don’t plan on wearing my navy winter jacket for much longer. Perhaps spring shopping will do us all some good, and will bring the warm weather to our campus. Plus, I’m so ready to rock a romper on the Quad … with my Keds, naturally.


13

Sports

Coach’s Corner

QUChronicle.com

“We buckled down at halftime and focused on the adjustments we needed to make and the guys played a great second half.” - Eric Fekete Men’s Lacrosse

April 6, 2011

First NEC win a classic

MEN’S LACROSSE

alessia tranfaglia / Chronicle

QU’s Devon Gibney finds a clear path toward the goal in a 14-11 home victory over Robert Morris on Sunday.

‘cats: QU TRIUMPHS IN 2OT THRILLER continued from back cover the game, 13-13, at the 8:37 mark. With nearly five minutes left in the game, the Bobcats advanced their lead, 14-13, and passed the ball around in the offensive zone to chew up the clock. The Pioneers regained possession with just over one minute remaining. Pioneers’ Lauren Ciccomascolo scored at the 1:01 mark forcing the game into overtime. The Bobcats drew first blood

in the overtime period. After a freeposition shot, the ball ripped off the post right into junior Marissa Caroleo’s stick. The goaltender was out of position, so Caroleo made an easy pass to the back of the net. The Pioneers scored with 44 seconds remaining in overtime sending the game into a suddendeath overtime. With just 16 seconds into the second overtime period, Matuszczak scored the game-winner.

“This win gives us a lot of confidence going into the rest of our season,” Hauser said. “In the past, we’ve always had a few nonconference games and we haven’t won them in the past. It’s been a little letdown in the middle of our season. This keeps us on our high.” The Bobcats look to continue their six-game winning streak as they play at Columbia at 3 p.m. today.

started the game strong, going up 2-0 in the first four minutes of By Chris Leary Online Sports Editor play, eventually taking an 8-4 lead into halftime. Both teams started The first-ever NEC game for the second half with goals to bring the Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse team the score to 9-5, the Bobcats scored was a memorable one as the Bob- four consecutive times to tie the cats defeated Bryant Quinnipiac 13 game with just over 12 minutes to play. The 13-12 on a last-second Bryant 12 Bobcats took a 12-10 goal. advantage with 1:39 to play, but surFollowing a timeout with the rendered two goals to the Bulldogs game tied and 13 seconds remainwho tied the game with 1:04 reing, sophomore Brendan Wilbur maining. The Bobcats brought the ripped the game-winning shot in ball up the field, called a timeout, front of the goal from 15 yards out. ran one final play in regulation, and The goal was Wilbur’s second of Wilbur took advantage. the game. Kevin Benzing had eight “It was great to win the first saves for the Bobcats. His counterNEC game in league history,” part Jameson Love also recorded Quinnipiac head coach Eric Fekete eight saves. said. “We buckled down at halftime Max Weisenberg led the Bulland focused on the adjustments we dogs offensively with four goals and needed to make and the guys played an assist. Defensemen Mason Poli a great second half.” also had two goals for the Bulldogs. Basil Kostaras, Kevin Kelly, and Jake Emms each had two goals The Bobcats are next in acfor the Bobcats (3-4, 1-0 NEC), tion this Saturday when they host who also received a goal and three Robert Morris. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. assists from Christian Haggerty. The Bulldogs (3-6, 0-1 NEC)


14

Sports

Coach’s Corner

Twitter.com/QUChronSports

“Every single game is a fight

because only four teams get into the postseason.” - Dan Gooley Baseball

April 6, 2011

THE

RUN DOWN

Baseball

Sacred Heart 14, QU 2 (F/7)-Sunday Joe Poletsky: 3-for-4, run, RBI QU 6, Sacred Heart 5 (F/9) -Sunday Ray Buckley: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, game-winning RBI

Softball

QU 6, Mount 2 -Saturday Heather Schwartzburg: 7 IP (CG), 2 ER, 9 SO QU 2, Monmouth 0 (F/7) -Sunday Schwartzburg: 7 IP (CG), 0 ER, 7 SO QU 4, Monmouth 1 (F/7) -Sunday Christy Cabrera: 3-for-4, R, RBI

Men’s Lacrosse

QU 13, Bryant 12 -Friday Brendan Wilbur: 2 goals, game-winning goal

Women’s Lacrosse

QU 14, Sacred Heart 5 -Friday

Marissa Caroleo: 6 goals QU 16, Denver 15 (2OT) -Sunday Christine Sinnigen: 3 goals, 2 assists

Men’s Tennis

FDU 4, QU 3 -Saturday Andrew Weeden def. Dominic Henry, 6-2, 6-0 Stony Brook 7, QU 0 -Sunday

Ivan Rummel (SBU) def Weeden 6-2, 6-3)

Women’s Tennis

QU 4, FDU 3-Saturday Juliet Labarthe def. Julia Prantl 7-5, 6-2 Stony Brook 7, QU 0 -Sunday

Juliet Labarthe and Sarah Viebrock def. Fanny Charliquant and Gayatri Krishnan, 8-7

Women’s Outdoor Track Bryant Invitational -Saturday

Julie Lanning: 1st in 3,000-meter steeple chase, 11:30.88

Women’s Golf

Monmouth Invitational -Saturday, Sunday QU: 7th out of 7 teams Jennifer Forlenza: 102, 96 (29th place)

Matt Eisenberg / Chronicle

Ray Buckley’s teammates congratulate him after his game-winning hit in the ninth inning to knock off Sacred Heart and split the doubleheader.

WALK-OFF: By Matt Eisenberg Staff Writer Quinnipiac head coach Dan Gooley knew his team couldn’t get swept against Northeast Conference rival Sacred Heart. Ray Buckley did everything he could to prevent it from happening. Buckley hit a walk-off RBI double, driving in Mike Bartlett to seal a 6-5 win over the Pioneers in the closing game of a four-game series Sunday at QU Baseball Field. “Every single game is a fight because only four teams get into the postseason,” Gooley said. “You have to look at it like this win today might get you a conference championship or might get you into the postseason. A loss today, you could lose the conference championship and you might be the fifth team in.” Quinnipiac was blown out in Sunday’s first game, 14-2, but came back in the second to split the second

doubleheader against Sacred Heart (12-13, 5-7 NEC) in as many days. “This one is nice since we were looking not to get swept in the last game,” Buckley said, “so we were looking to pull at least one out for this series.” The Bobcats (12-10, 8-4) remain tied atop the NEC with Monmouth, which split a doubleheader with Central Connecticut State Sunday. Buckley drove a two-strike pitch by Liam Rafferty into the leftcenter field gap, scoring Bartlett, who singled with one out. “He started me out with a fastball and then a curve, so I was pretty confident,” Buckley said. “He struck out a couple people last inning on fastballs, so I was pretty confident he was going to throw a fastball, so I just jumped on it and hit it pretty well to center.” Joe Poletsky went 5-for-9 with two RBIs in the doubleheader,

BUCKLEY ON THE MONEY IN THE 9TH including a three-hit game in game one. Buckley and Chris Migani each had two RBIs, and Migani and Ben Farina each had three hits. The Bobcats were down 5-1 after the three, but Buckley hit an RBI single in the fourth and Migani hit a two-run home run to cut it to 5-4 in the fifth. Poletsky tied the game with an RBI single off Matt Fitton in the seventh. Kevin Castodio came in relief for Anthony Cinelli, who threw over 100 pitches in six workmanlike innings. Castodio (1-1) pitched three hitless innings and got out of a crucial eighth-inning jam, stranding a runner on third with one out. “He did the one thing he was supposed to do, and that’s mix up the speed of his pitches,” Gooley said. “He did a great job at moving the ball left-to-right off the plate. I thought he did a good job on his fastball and changeup.” Guerino and Buckley com-

bined to go 4-for-9 in Game 2 with three RBIs. “We have swung the bat pretty good most of the year going into this weekend right here,” Gooley said. “The bottom three guys we had were trying to manufacture runs.” Sacred Heart scored eight runs in the fourth and fifth innings in the first game. George Dummar (3-2) struggled, giving up seven runs in four innings, while Ryan Walsh gave up five runs and six hits in his two innings of work. “I thought the club from Sacred Heart did a good job shutting us down as far as our team offensive side of the house,” Gooley said. “They did an excellent job changing speeds off their fastball and their changeup.” Quinnipiac will host Dartmouth today at 3 p.m. and then host Monmouth in a four-game home series this weekend.

Twin-killing: Mount, Hawks fall By Joe Addonizio Staff Writer Quinnipiac’s softball team took the field on a windy Sunday continuing its opening weekend of conference play with a doubleheader against Monmouth University. Quinnipiac swept the doubleheader and won three out of four games over the weekend, splitting its games with Mount St. Mary’s. Heather Schwartzburg dominated the Hawks, pitching 11 shutout innings, including a complete-game one-hitter in Game 1 to propel the Bobcats to a 2-0 victory. “Heather came out real business-like today,” Quinnipiac head coach Germaine Fairchild said. “She’ll do whatever the team needs and if that means going out there and Matt Eisenberg / Chronicle throwing 125 pitches instead of 70, that’s Quinnipiac’s Heather Schwartzburg fires a pitch in what she’ll do.” Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader with Monmouth. After Schwartzburg’s pitching effort in

Game 1, she was needed again in the second. Mina Duffy exited after three innings. Schwartzburg came in relief and the first batter she faced attempted a squeeze bunt, but shortstop Alex Alba got the forceout at third. Quinnipiac (19-14, 3-1 NEC) then got the next batter to pop out to Alba and completed the escape with a weak ground ball right back to the pitcher. “When there is no one on, I have the same mentality as I do when I am in a jam,” Schwartzburg said. “I’m aware that the runners are there but I go out and throw my game against the batters like I would if no one else was on.” Schwartzburg completed the day with 11 innings pitched, seven strikeouts, allowing two hits and five walks, and earned two wins to improve her record to 12-6 on the year and lower her team-leading ERA to 1.69.


15

Sports QUChronicle.com

April 6, 2011

Charlotte Greene / Chronicle

Clockwise from top left: Quinnipiac’s Ben Shapiro slams a serve; Alex Lazerowich follows through on a backhand; Andrew Weeden rushes to send the ball back over the net; Dillon Kraus serves to his opponent in Sunday’s 7-0 loss to Stony Brook.

7

Offensive categories that Chris Migani leads Quinnipiac’s baseball team in.

10

Points women’s lacrosse midfielder Marissa Caroleo had this week. She leads the team this season with 33 points.

7

NEC Rookie of the Week awards freshman tennis player Juliet Labarthe has won this year, a league record.

OF

ATHLETES

12

Wins so far this season for the baseball team. The Bobcats won 14 games in all of last season.

WEEK

29

Place women’s golf’s Jennifer Forlenza earned in the Monmouth Invitational over the weekend, making her the top finisher for Quinnipiac.

THE

BY

THE

NUMBERS

Heather Chris Schwartzburg Migani Softball Junior, pitcher Mission Viejo, Calif.

Junior pitcher Heather Schwartzburg had three wins over the weekend against Mount St. Mary’s and Monmouth. She struck out a combined 22 batters in 24 innings with a 0.88 ERA.

Matt Eisenberg / Chronicle

Next home game: April 13, 3:30 p.m. vs. Fairfield

Baseball Junior, infielder Orange, Conn.

Junior infielder Chris Migani hit a cool .400 over the weekend. He also clubbed a two-run homer in Quinnipiac’s 6-5 win over Sacred Heart on Sunday afternoon.

Matt Eisenberg / Chronicle

Next home game: Today, 3 p.m. vs. Dartmouth


16

Sports

Coach’s Corner

“I think Julie fits right in and is the type of kid that plays here at Quinnipiac. She’s goal-oriented just like the way a lot of the - Mike Quitko kids here are.” Women’s tennis

Twitter.com/QUChronSports

April 6, 2011 WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Senior’s dramatics lift ‘Cats By Kelley Davies Staff Writer

Charlotte Greene / Chronicle

Sooner  better |The|

|The|

Juliet Labarthe didn’t drop a single game in her high school state tourney as a senior. Now she is the favorite for NEC Rookie of the Year.

Oklahoma native Juliet Labarthe quietly making a name for herself By Joe Addonizio Staff Writer Quinnipiac athletics has been experiencing what Dick Vitale might call the year of the “Diaper Dandies.” Freshman phenoms have emerged in almost every sport this year–Kelly Babstock, Dylan Webster and the Faust triplets (a.k.a. “RUN ABC”) just to name a few. But there’s a name missing from that list. Meet Juliet Labarthe. The dandy of the hardcourts. Labarthe quickly proved she could play at the collegiate level by winning Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week the first week of play in September. Through her first eleven collegiate matches, her record reads a nearly spotless 10-1. She further made her case as one of the best freshmen in the nation after winning her fourth straight rookie of the week award and seventh overall. Her seven nominations set a new NEC record, breaking teammate Rachel Cantor’s record of six from last season. “When I won the first week, I didn’t really know about the award,” said Labarthe. “I was humbled by it and continued to play hard.”

Quinnipiac head coach Mike Quitko has a reputation of adjusting his freshmen to the collegiate level quickly, and Labarthe is no different. The last three NEC Rookie of the Year honors have gone to Quinnipiac players, most recently to Cantor. Labarthe hopes to extend that streak to four. As of last week, her record stood at 34-10, just six wins shy of Mary Wilson’s freshman record. She has been voted NEC Player of the Week three times this year. Unlike many collegiate athletes, Labarthe didn’t begin to play tennis until the age of 10. “There was a tennis camp in Oklahoma City that year and I didn’t know what to do with my summer so I joined the tennis camp and really enjoyed it,” she said. “My dad then got me very serious about it and put me in more and more tournaments as I continued getting better.” Before tennis, the Oklahoma native was passionate about ballet and piano. “When I was 13, it began to get very busy as each one wanted

so much out of me,” Labarthe said. “My parents said I couldn’t spread myself too thin and had to choose one if I wanted to be really good. So I chose tennis.” Labarthe transferred high schools after sophomore year and joined the tennis team at Heritage Hall High School. At Heritage, Labarthe was a two-time state champion and one time runner-up in three years of playing. She was also named Oklahoma’s player of the year in 2010 after going undefeated and not dropping a single game in the state tournament. The toughest challenge the phenom has faced is adjusting to being part of a team. “In high school, I was just playing for myself. But Coach [Quitko] has taught me about what it’s like to be on a team and playing for your teammates instead of yourself.” Just like the competition, Labarthe has quickly adjusted to the team. “I have a lot of support from all the girls on my team. It’s fun going to tournaments, and

My parents said I couldn’t spread myself too thin and had to choose one [sport] if I wanted to be really good. So I chose tennis.”

hotels, and dinners,” Labarthe said. “You have the tennis, which is serious, but being off the court is a whole different part of the team.” “I think Julie fits right in and is the type of kid that plays here at Quinnipiac,” Quitko said. “She’s goal-oriented just like the way a lot of the kids here are.” Not only does the former Oklahoma player of the year dominate her singles competition, but she also reigns champ of the hard court with her partner in crime Sarah Viebrock. The two hold down the No. 1 spot for the team in doubles. “She is hilarious,” Labarthe said. “We work really well in the court and know how to calm each other down and focus. I love her and the way she plays.” Viebrock had similar words for Labarthe. “Julie makes it easy to be her doubles partner,” said Viebrock. “She always seems to know exactly where I am on the court and we work together as if we are one person. “I’m extremely proud of Julie’s success this year. Julie gives it her all in every match and that has become evident through her success. She had some very big wins and has proven that for the next three years she is a force to be reckoned with.”

After losing to Sacred Heart three straight years in the Northeast Conference finals, the women’s lacrosse team defeated the in-state rival 14-5 on Friday, but that wasn’t even the most exciting win of the weekend. The Bobcats extended their win streak to six games with a dramatic 16-15 double overtime victory over Denver on Sunday afternoon. “I don’t really know, I just got the ball and shot it and it just happened to go in,” senior Lauren Matuszczak said, who scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period. Junior Devon Gibney grabbed the ball off the draw and found sophomore Sarah Allen. Allen sailed the ball to Matuszczak, who buried her opportunity past Denver’s goalie. Matuszczak collapsed to the ground with overwhelming excitement. “We kept fighting back,” Quinnipiac assistant coach Brittany Hauser said. “[Gibney] saw the ball, got it, looked up right away and saw [Allen] and she saw [Matuszczak]. It’s 1-23. It’s all we were looking for and we got it done.” Although the Bobcats had a stellar finish, miscommunication cost them nearly 15 minutes in the first half. “With the timeout call, we really fixed that,” Hauser said. “We told them they really need to communicate with each other and stop with the silly mistakes.” The Bobcats took a 6-2 lead at the 18:02 mark, but the Pioneers went on a six-point surge to take their first lead of the game, 8-2. The Bobcats put a tally on the scoreboard at the 3:57 mark. “We had trouble making passes and actually connecting,” Matuszczak said. “We had a lot of turnovers that were kind of forced and we didn’t really need to make them. It was just trying to get composed.” Quinnipiac battled to even the score, 8-8, at halftime. In the second half, the Bobcats took a 13-10 lead but could not secure it. Denver tied ‘CATS, continued on page 13 BASEBALL

‘Cats remain ON TOP PAGE 14 Matt Eisenberg / Chronicle


Issue 20 vol 80  

issue 20 vol 80

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you