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After 40 years, the WUNH studio recently underwent a drastic renovation.

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The University of New Hampshire Foundation raised more money last year than ever before in the university’s fundraising history. According to a press release published this past July, the foundation blew its 2002 record of $29.9 million out of the water, raising $35.8 million between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013—a difference of nearly $6 million. Does $6 million actually make a difference at such a large university? Debbie Dutton, vice president of advancement and president of the UNH Foundation, believes that the increase is

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UNH Fundraising By the numbers

Previous record (2002): $29.9 million Current record (2013): $35.8 million


Since releasing the potential plans for the Hamel Recreation Center renovations, which would mean the destruction of the existing outdoor pool, UNH has faced serious opposition from the Durham community.

Campus and community clash over gym expansion By KEN JOHNSON STAFF WRITER

Gail Pare, UNH class of 1968, was a resident of Durham from 1952 to 1967. She remembers going to the UNH outdoor pool as a child: playing in the beach sand, around the trees, on the grass and swimming. She would

go with her mother and her brother until she was old enough to bike to the pool on her own. It was a great hangout place for teens, Pare recalled. Parents felt safe letting their children go there on their own, after they had passed their swimming tests. The future of the UNH outdoor pool in its current state has been called into question as of

late, as plans to potentially expand the Hamel Recreation Center would require a new, smaller pool. This has led to a heated debate among students and residents alike, as some people would like the pool to remain as it is today. “The swimming pool is an asset to the town and UNH and should be eligible or reg-

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Students gather to remember Olivia Rotondo By PHOEBE MCPHERSON Friends and fellow students gathered on Thompson Hall lawn on Wednesday evening to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Olivia Rotondo, who died during a music festival. PHOEBE MCPHERSON/STAFF


Wednesday night, close friends and peers gathered for an intimate memorial in honor of the life of student Olivia Rotondo. At 7:30 p.m., outside of Thompson Hall, approximately 100 people gathered with tea lights and reflected on a life cut too short. At the front of the crowd stood two posters: one consisting of photos of Rotondo, another an artistic piece. Reverend Larry Brickner-Wood spoke briefly on Rotondo’s beautiful life. “Her legacy lives in each of you,” he said. “We were so blessed to have had Olivia.”

Mark Rubenstein, UNH’s vice president for student and academic services, thanked the crowd for their attendance. Linda Gutman of UNH Counseling Services reminded everyone of the counseling center’s presence on campus, as well as the staff’s ability to help with any grieving. “[There are] multiple paths to working through the process. Be kind to yourself,” Gutman said. Father Andrew Cryans of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church read a poem and a verse from Psalm 27. UNH student Maggie Saliva, who

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Boston Calling

UNH takes on Colgate

9 TNH photographer Cameron Johnson traveled to Boston to take photos of last weekend’s Boston Calling concert.

Dorm names change

19 The Wildcats seek their first win against the Raiders at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

Lizzi Marriott case continues


14 Three residence halls - SERC A, B and C - have been renamed to reflect the accomplishments of three former presidents: Handler, Peterson and Haaland.

TNH welcomes new Arts Editor

Contact Us: The New Hampshire 156 Memorial Union Building Durham, NH 03824 Phone: 603-862-4076 Executive Editor Susan Doucet

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Managing Editor Julie Fortin

• 2013 New England Fall Astronomy Festival, UNH Observatory, 6-11:45 p.m. • Country Music Night featuring Scarletta and Natalie Stovall, Strafford Room, 8 p.m.

Turn to page 12 for developments in the case against Seth Mazzaglia, the alleged murderer of former UNH student Lizzi Marriott.

Content Editor Adam J. Babinat


Junior Charlie Weinmann joins TNH staff as the new Arts Editor after a semester in London. Read his welcome letter on llamas, live music and a love for his coworkers.


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This week in Durham Sept. 14 Sept. 15

• 2013 New England Fall Astronomy Festival, UNH Observatory, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. • Football Opener v. Colgate, Cowell Stadium, 3 p.m.

• MUSO Movie: Evil Dead, MUB 311 MUB 1, 9-10:30 p.m. • Women’s Field Hockey v. Northeastern, Memorial Field, 2 p.m.

Sept. 16

• In the Company of Artists: An Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff, University Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Celebrity Series- Keigwin + Company, Johnson Theatre, 7 p.m.


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Although a pool would not be completely eliminated in the remodel, residents of Durham are adamantly opposed to changing the pool at all. There are signs around Durham that read ‘Preserve the Pool’ in protest of the university’s plans.


continued from page 1 istered with the National Register of Historic Places,” Pare said. Despite the community’s affection for the pool, the safety issues related to the pool are a real concern and would likely require renovation to the facility regardless. It is also a major reason the university has considered altering the outdoor pool. “The current pool, which has been repaired and improved many times since it was redesigned in 1937, is not as safe and clean for participants as it needs to be,” Stacey Hall, campus recreation director, said in a letter to UNH outdoor pool pass holders. In the letter, Hall went on to say that the pool is no longer financially or environmentally sustainable and that for nine of the last 10 years, it has cost more to run the pool than the revenue that was brought in. “The university is no longer willing to accept the potential safety risks that the current pool poses for our participants,” Erika Mantz, director of UNH Media Relations, said. According to Julian Smith, the Durham town counselor, the decision to close the outdoor pool is driven by the need to expand the Hamel Recreation Center. UNH keeps clinging to the claim that the pool is no longer safe, Smith said. According to Mantz, though, the university has a variety of options that preserve the pool in a smaller form. The options also upgrade the safety and health standards of the facility. “The options currently being considered include a range of smaller versions of the current outdoor pool as well as the possibility of sustaining – to the extent possible while upgrading to meet safety and health standards applicable to public bathing facilities – the current footprint of the outdoor pool,” Mantz said. The current outdoor pool is 43,000 square feet with no bathhouse. Information provided by Hughes Group Architects list four options to help upgrade the outdoor pool. One option would retrofit the existing pool, reducing it to 34,600 square feet, and create a bathhouse at a cost of $7 million. This option

would not provide room for expansion of the Hamel Recreation Center. The remaining options call for the creation of one of three smaller pools, which range in size from 10,000 to 16,000 square feet. These options would include a bathhouse that would range in price from $3.7 million to $4.8 million. The selection of one of these three options would allow for expansion of the Hamel Recreation Center. According to Smith, these recommendations were made by consultants who knew little about the surrounding community. The next step in this process, according to Hall in the letter, is to have a public forum with Durham town officials involved to discuss the future of the outdoor pool with the public. Durham is hoping to have the meeting the first week of October said Wayne Burton, Durham town counselor The Durham Town Council adapted the stance that the town and UNH should collaborate towards preserving the outdoor pool earlier in the summer said Todd Selig, Durham Town Administrator. There is a pool agreement in place that provides present and possible future financial contributions from the town for the outdoor pool Selig said. The agreement went into effect on Aug. 1, 2006 and remains in effect until Dec. 31, 2015. It states that UNH has responsibility for operation and maintenance, but that the town has contributed towards operation and maintenance. UNH is allowed to determine appropriate actions if the annual operating expenses exceed revenue as long as they discuss the actions with the town prior to taking action. The town may elect to contribute annually at that point, but UNH holds the right to close the pool. “The town contributes some revenue toward the pool each year to help defray the cost of passes for Durham residents,” Mantz said. “[That accounts for] about 10 percent of the operating budget.” “The university will continue its inclusive process of gathering input,” Mantz said. “Simultaneously, residents of Durham need to make a decision about their financial participation in this project, as it would be unrealistic to ask students to carry the full burden of the

expense associated with this project if the university is to consider the larger options.” One issue that certain members of the community, such as Smith, have with the potential closure of the outdoor pool is how UNH has handled past issues that have related to the interests of the town. “UNH has done things contrary to the best interest of the town,” said Smith. Burton hopes that the community and the university are able to find a way in order to reach a resolution that is appropriate for both parties, as he stressed how the outdoor pool is an asset to the community. “Like many, I hope the town and UNH can arrive at a resolution pleasing to all,” Burton said. “President [Mark] Huddleston has been a willing participant in the discussions and those strongly supporting the pool as currently configured have been well organized in making the point for restoration.” Some town residents acknowledge the maintenance issues that the pool possesses. Durham Town Councilor Katherine Marple pointed out that the mortar has leaks, in addition to other pitfalls in the maintenance of the pool. “I understand the current university administration’s frustration,” Marple said. “I would argue that health and safety concerns are not necessarily the complete issue here, but that is UNH’s determination.” In regards to the expansion of the Hamel Recreation Center, Marple mentions that expansion is not the only option the university has. She favors an idea that would put satellite exercise facilities into the dorms. According to Ted Diers, administrator for the Water Management Bureau – the office that inspects the outdoor pool – the pool has met the health requirements set forth by the Water Management Bureau. “This pool is extremely well operated,” Diers said. At the current time, no final decision has been made as to what will happen to the UNH outdoor pool. “We expect decisions associated with both the outdoor pool and the Hamel Recreation Center to be made later this fall,” Mantz said.

a major accomplishment for UNH. “We are dead last in the country as far as state funding goes,” Dutton said. “For the University of Maine, somewhere around 40 percent of the budget comes from the state, and the University of New Hampshire gets just 6 percent from ours.” Dutton believes that fundraising at UNH can contribute substantially to university revenue, with the past two years in particular bringing that to light. After the $29.9 million was raised in 2002, Dutton said that for years the foundation was only raising about $8 million per year. “If we look at our peer schools, they are raising somewhere between $25 and $35 million every year,” Dutton said. “And that’s where we should be.”


provides millions of dollars to students in financial aid, and for some students that aid is the difference between coming and not coming to UNH.”

Debbie Dutton

Vice President of Advancement

Three years ago, the foundation brought in $13 million. Then, when Dutton came on staff during the next school year, the foundation brought in $22 million. Dutton is certainly proud of this past year’s record-breaking jump to almost $36 million. “It would be great if we had been making this much money all along,” Dutton said, “but we haven’t—so yes, $36 million is huge, and it does make a difference here.” Dutton believes the current fundraising success comes from the university’s recent investment in the UNH Foundation, which wasn’t fully utilized in the past. “President Mark Huddleston invested in the function. We’ve hired people, trained people, set performance metrics, built up our database. We really just built up a service that had been undervalued and underutilized,” Dutton said. In a July press release, Huddleston explained the importance of developing relationships with university alumni and friends


whom are connected, dedicated and willing to give back. “When we tell our story well and engage in meaningful ways with our alumni and friends, they respond. They really believe in UNH and are committed to our aspirations,” Huddleston said. Dutton couldn’t agree more, and believes there is room for many more connections to be made between UNH and its alumni. At many other schools, Dutton said, 60 to 70 percent of alumni give back after graduating. Last year, only 8 percent of alumni gave back to the university. “And I know more than 8 percent of alumni love UNH and want to see it flourish,” Dutton said. Dutton would like to see current students get more involved in creating that relationship with alumni. She believes that students do not look at UNH as a cause, when they really should. “[Fundraising] provides millions of dollars to students in financial aid, and for some students that aid is the difference between coming and not coming to UNH,” Dutton said. Student Body President Bryan Merrill and Student Body Vice President William McKernan want students more engaged in fundraising for the university, too. “Help that students give to fundraising efforts is an investment that will pay dividends not only for themselves and their peers, but for generations to come,” Merrill said. McKernan notes that alumni gifts can be seen everywhere around campus, with many buildings named after generous alumni, and many students here on scholarships made possible by alumni gifts. McKernan suggests that students help alumni realize the importance of such gifts by participating in events like “A Thousand Thanks.” “A Thousand Thanks” is an event that started last November. The goal was to send out 1,000 “thank yous” to alumni and friends that give donations to UNH, and to raise awareness about the impact of philanthropy here. A UNH Today article stated that for some donors, the studentor staff-written note marked the first time they’ve received a personalized acknowledgement of their UNH gift. “And alumni will only continue to give if they feel as though their gifts matter,” McKernan said. Going forward, the UNH Foundation currently has an internal fundraising goal, and hopes to work up to a public goal someday—just not yet. They are waiting to set a goal that is “big enough that the newspapers will be very excited to publish it,” Dutton said.

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School asks parents to address ‘Molly’ PEMBROKE — A New Hampshire high school has sent out an email to parents asking them to talk to their children about the party drug “Molly,” which has been linked to two college student deaths. School officials said they have not seen any evidence of Molly, considered a slang reference to the drug Ecstasy, on campus at Pembroke Academy. But they said they want the parents of their 875 students to know more about the drug. WMUR-TV reports Jay Bachelder, an intervention and prevention counselor, says there’s a false sense of security among young people that somehow Molly is a safer drug with fewer side effects than others. Two college students with ties to New Hampshire are believed to have died from drug overdoses related to the drug.

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Lizzi Marriott case continues with letters, deposition, guilty plea from McDonough By CORINNE HOLROYD NEWS EDITOR

Wednesday, Sept. 11, marked the deposition hearing of state police Trooper Joseph Ebert, who led the interrogation of Dover resident Seth Mazzaglia, 30, in the October 2012 murder of UNH student Elizabeth ‘Lizzi’ Marriott. According to a Seacoast Online article, Ebert “interviewed Mazzaglia over a 10-hour period” in various locations. Mazzaglia’s defense attorneys, however, said that they were given very little information from these interrogations and requested a deposition hearing about the proceedings in order to ensure the interviews were conducted properly and legally. The request was granted on the condition that the questions posed to Ebert only covered unrecorded conversations and observations Ebert made. This update followed the recent revelation of letters Mazzaglia sent his girlfriend and alleged partner in the murder, Kathryn McDonough, 19, of Portsmouth. The letters, according to court documents, contain plans to frame Roberta Gerkin and Paul Hickok, associates of Mazzaglia and McDonough, who were supposedly called to Mazzaglia’s apartment after Marriott’s death and saw the body in Mazzaglia’s apartment. McDonough also tried to convince Gerkin to lie to the police on Nov. 7. Furthermore, Mazzaglia suggested killing Gerkin to McDonough in the letters. The letters also contain instructions for McDonough to memorize false information provided by Mazzaglia about the murder. The case had another break over the summer when McDonough pleaded guilty on July

25 to her charges of witness tampering, hindering apprehension or prosecution and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution. She received one and a half to three years in prison for her cooperation with the case.

2014. In the meantime, Mazzaglia will remain in the Strafford County Jail until his trial, which does not have a set date despite a June 26 pre-trial conference to determine one. The case has been running since Marriott’s disappearance on

The case has been running since Marriott’s disappearance on Oct. 9, 2012. She was last heard from when she texted a friend around 10 p.m. saying she was visiting friends in Dover, where her cell phone was last used. In an impact statement to the court, Bob Marriott, Lizzi Marriott’s father, said he has “accepted this negotiated plea as the right thing to do for this criminal case to move forward. I do not think that Kat McDonough is getting a fair or a just sentence given her involvement with Lizzi’s death.” Mazzaglia has been charged with two first-degree murder charges, one second-degree murder charge and a charge of conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution. According to Seacoast Online, jury selection for Mazzaglia’s trial is tentatively set for May 5,

Oct. 9, 2012. She was last heard from when she texted a friend around 10 p.m. saying she was visiting friends in Dover, where her cell phone was last used. She also left a note for her family saying she would be home by midnight. According to prosecutors, Mazzaglia is accused of strangling Marriott in his Dover apartment while attempting to commit sexual assault the day of her disappearance. On Oct. 11, the search for Marriott and her then-missing car expanded around the Pierce Island area in Portsmouth. The car was found in a campus parking lot the next day. Accord-

ing to prosecutors, Mazzaglia and McDonough used Marriott’s car to transport her body and left it in the parking lot. On Oct. 13, the attorney general’s office pronounced Marriott dead, despite the lack of a body. Mazzaglia was arrested for the murder on the same day. UNH also held a moment of silence during their men’s hockey game, while Marriott’s hometown of Westborough, Mass. held a candlelight vigil that night. Marriott was living with relatives in Chester and commuting to campus for classes during her time at UNH. Mazzaglia waived his probable cause hearing and offered no plea for his charges on Oct. 15. Despite the efforts of various newspapers on Nov. 1, Dover Circuit Court Judge Stephen Morrison denied their request to unseal court documents in the case. McDonough was arrested on Dec. 24 in connection with the case. She was arraigned Dec. 26, had her probable cause hearing Jan. 2, and was indicted on April 3 for her charges. Mazzaglia was later indicted for his charges on April 23. Marriott’s body has not been recovered, despite search efforts since her disappearance in October.





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Turn your creativity into cash Changing the world (even a little) is never easy. But getting started just may be simpler than you think!

The University of New Hampshire is proud to host the first statewide New Hampshire Social Business Innovation Challenge. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: you identify a social, economic, or environmental problem (anywhere in the world) and produce a two-page proposal and three-minute video on how to fix it. We’ll even help you with the writing and video production! Then, on September 30, Nobel Prize winning economist Muhammad Yunus and other distinguished judges will come to UNH to help judge and award cash prizes to the most promising ideas. Winners also get the opportunity to work with Paul College faculty to develop their ideas further. Find us on Facebook NH Social Business Innovation Challenge - Register by 9/13 and Twitter #NHSocBiz13

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Durham Library hosts grand opening, ribbon cutting of new building after $4.8 million renovation project By CATIE HALL STAFF WRITER

The scene at 49 Madbury Road was one of celebration this past Sunday, Sept. 8, due to the grand opening of the new Durham Public Library. The improved facility received all of the perks of a grand opening, including a ribbon cutting and guest speakers.

its size. According to Thomas Madden, library director, the library outgrew its storefront space, which offered 3,000 square feet. The new library lends itself to 10,500 square feet. “It always cramped our ability to move,” Madden said of the storefront property. “The staff area was an aisle with worn out, beat up carpet. … There was nothing good about the old space, except the peo-

“ In terms of keeping this building as green

as possible, one of the things we discovered is that investing in insulation, which isn’t sexy … saves you tons of money.”

Thomas Madden

Director, Durham Public Library Over 100 people showed up to celebrate the library’s change of address from its storefront home in the Mill Road Plaza to Madbury Road. UNH seniors Jordan Pritikin and Alex Ivanov were in attendance. “It’s an awesome facility,” Pritikin said after he and Ivanov toured the building. The library’s most noticeable change, aside from the location, is

ple that worked there.” The extra 7,500 square feet of space means more opportunity to Madden. “Well now what? What do we do with this beautiful facility?” Madden asked in his opening speech. Madden had several ideas, which he listed, such as increased children’s programming, more computers, meeting spaces that can be

reserved online and space for staff. In the old location, the mere 3,000 square feet meant that children’s programming had to be hosted at the local high school, and staff areas were limited in size and function. Many were visibly impressed with the larger facility. However, the building is also full of green surprises that would make any environmentalist proud. For example, small solar panels, approximately one foot long and one foot high, cover one side of the library’s roof. The panels are unostentatious, as they lie close to the roof. In addition, the back of the library hosts a landscaped rain garden to handle storm water runoff from the parking lot and library roof. “As we did our research on where to invest our money in terms of keeping this building as green as possible and saving money, one of the things we discovered is that investing in insulation, which isn’t sexy … saves you tons of money,” Madden said in regards to sustainability. The entire project—the buying and renovation of the property, implementation of sustainable efforts, and addition of more technology— cost $4.8 million in total. Madden

said that the funds came from a bond vote and fundraising. “We had a little over a million dollars at hand that we fundraised, so we could afford [the site we wanted],” Madden said. “With all the fundraising we did over the years … we raised $2.2 million dollars. And, actually, $500,000 of that came in bequest from the estate of Margery Milne. … Then we went for a bond vote of $2.6 million dollars that passed by 74 percent.” Despite its new look, the library has an old history. The Durham Public Library was not originally located in the Mill Road Plaza but, rather, it used be a part of the Dimond Library on the UNH campus. Todd Selig, Durham Town Administrator, explained that 16 to 17 years ago, the Dimond library wanted to expand. Thus, the Durham Public Library was forced to find a new location. It found its home at the Mill Road Plaza, where it stayed until the library could find a new locale— a process that took 15 years, Selig said. During that 15-year period, some residents did not appreciate the storefront location. “I was surprised to see the town’s library was in a strip mall,

especially in a university town,” Lisa Pfeiffer said upon her move from Colorado to New Hampshire. Pfeiffer has been a Durham resident for five years, and she attended the library’s grand opening. “I am thrilled that this has come to fruition,” she said, looking around at the building. While the building has been equipped with modern technology and a café on the inside, it still has a historical tie to Durham. “I remember as a student at UNH coming here to drink tea with the professor that lived here,” Barbara Siegert, a Durham resident for 25 years, said. According to Siegert, town residents were afraid that the old house would have to be taken down in order to make room for the library. That was not the case. “They kept the front of the house the same,” Siegert said. “It’s the same building the professor lived in all those years ago.” Though Madden explained the capabilities of the library’s new space and its sustainability, he highlighted the unique opportunities the facility offered town residents. “This is your library,” he said. “It’s up to you to determine how you want to use it.”

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WUNH enters the digital age with renovated studio By KATIE GARDNER Staff Writer

If one were to walk into the WUNH radio station on the first floor of the MUB, they would see that it looks drastically different than it did just a few months ago. After over 40 years of using the same equipment, the station’s staff is thankful for the recent renovation, which has brought them new soundboards, microphones and a digital system. The renovations began on June 1 and the station was able to begin operating again on Sept. 4, although WUNH still has a few minor issues to work out. For a station that used to play only CDs and vinyl records, switching to digital has been a big deal. One of the things the staff is still working on is digitizing all of the station’s 50,000 CDs, which it expects to have done by the end of September. Scott Higgins, the general manager of WUNH, said that it is one of the only stations left in the country that still receives CDs from labels. Making the decision to go digital has left some of the station members feeling sad and nostalgic, so WUNH decided not to go all the way with it. “Going digital was a compromise for those who didn’t want it,

because we still have vinyl,” Higgins said. WUNH decided to continue playing its vinyl records, of which it has 50,000, because of the unique edge it gives the station. Being one of the last remaining stations in the country to play vinyl gives WUNH the old-school feel that its members are proud of. Production Director John DeGennaro is a fan of the vinyl records and is happy that they’ll be staying. He said he doesn’t really care that the CDs will be leaving though. “It’s coded into a CD so why not code it into a computer?” DeGennaro said. He then went on to explain how although CDs and the more advanced digital technology may seem extremely different, they’re actually quite similar. “The way I see it, CDs are digital media anyway. This is just a different way to store music,” DeGennaro said. Keeping so many records has led the station to a rather large problem though: storage. With so many records, the floor of the MUB has actually begun to sink down and the station is working on how they’re storing the records so that the problem doesn’t continue. On the plus side, though, WUNH has a lot of new space to

work with in their station. With a newly renovated production studio and on air studio, as well as the addition of a performance studio, WUNH is like a whole new station. With its $280,000 budget from SAFC, getting these new rooms, as well as the equipment to fill them, has tremendously improved the flow of the station. Chief Announcer Harry Wolfson-Slepian said that although he likes CDs, things are running a lot smoother now and that things are much more organized. He said that it’s easier to find something on a computer than it is when you’re looking through a stack of CDs. What he really likes are the new microphones, of which the station now has five, instead of two. “You can have a conversational atmosphere,” Wolfson-Slepian said. Because the station used to lack enough microphones, it was hard to hold a news or sports show where more than two people were reporting. It was also hard for the station to have guests on its shows, because there often wasn’t enough space for everyone to be in the same room at the same time. The new performance studio is also going to offer a lot of new opportunities, although Higgins is still working out the details. What he’s

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WUNH’s new studio includes five microphones, as opposed to two, which allows for a ‘conversational atmosphere’ during broadcasts. hoping for is a place where students can go and record their music free of charge. This would offer a place for student bands and a cappella groups on campus to record, as well as sing live on air. Because this is still in the works, many groups didn’t know about it. That’s not to say they aren’t excited, though. Audrey Petteruti of Off the Clef said that her group would definitely take advantage of the space. “That would be an excellent re-

source for musical groups on campus,” she said. Casey Lowes of Maiden Harmony expressed similar feelings of excitement over the idea. “We would definitely use it. It could get our music out, as well as other a cappella groups’,” she said. This is exactly what Higgins was going for when they made the plans for the space. “It’s a way for WUNH to collaborate with other orgs,” he said.



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continued from page 1 was best friends with Rotondo, read a quote reflecting upon their friendship: “Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you’re down and the world seems dark and empty, you’re bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. You find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend, and forever has no end.”

Student and roommate Courtney Elliot read a speech, remembering the best things about Rotondo like her “beautiful smile,” “rock bottom bank account from all the Dominos,” “twerking competition” and “late-night Freddie special.” Elliot touched on the “serious lesson” that Rotondo taught us: “We’re all human.” Student Bri Kennedy then sang “Amazing Grace.” Student Noah Burkholz gave a speech as well, visibly upset. He told the crowd of one of Rotondo’s rules, number nine: smile and wave. Burkholdz closed by saying how incredibly close Saliva and Rotondo were, like “two peas in a pod.” “Olivia lives through you,” Burkholds said. “Live for Liv.”



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Don’t be angry with Robin Thicke By PATRICK McGOLDRICK STAFF WRITER

There’s an interesting article by Tricia Romano of The Daily Beast that calls out the hit song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke for trivializing rape culture: “that age-old problem where men think no means yes” And this idea – that Thicke and gang’s lyrics subvert feminism and make-light of serious issues – seems the most vociferous criticism against the song and accompanying video. But is the objectification of women the real problem here? Surely any at-random spin of a rap record will voice misogyny on a grander and cruder scale than the smooth crooning’s of Thicke’s song? Or maybe that is the problem: that “Blurred Lines” is so catchy and so pleasant to the ear that it’s found a way to package bigotry so we can hum it on the way to work, and it’s this subconscious, infiltration that disturbs its critics. Being honest, I think the argument over who’s offended and what’s freedom of speech and what constitutes sexism are futile arguments that have grown tired in the pop and hip-hop industry. Do we want musicians apologizing for something that sells? You can

choose not to buy or listen to this music, after all. Therefore, I think the discussion should be grounded in why it sells at all, and what its mass appeal says about our generation. The answer, I think, has to do with irony and cynicism. I don’t think people are OK with objectifying women (get that out of the way). I think – in the case of this song – they don’t believe objectification is occurring. Thicke himself said the video, which has the surreal focus of a 13-year-old’s fantasy, was shot “tongue-andcheek.” Critics of the song may not believe it’s all good, ironic fun, but I believe Thicke when he says “…we’re not ogling and degrading them [the three women in the music video], we’re laughing and being silly with them” because this kind of taboo broaching, deep-sea irony is where our generation swims: we devour it – tuck ourselves in it at night. Let me explain. You know the new Geico commercial? It involves a marketing team pitching a new ad campaign wherein a cartoon gecko (a 2-D rendering of the one you’re familiar with) pitches insurance to the familiar Geico gecko mascot, and ends with the familiar gecko shaking his head in disapproval.


The burying layers of meta-humor in this ad bespeak a generational disapproval of honest, sentimentality. As a generation, we have a problem with confronting the gooey truth, supplemental real emotions, hip cynicism and irony. i.e., ‘I’m not willing to accept a commercial that is honest about its intentions

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to sell me insurance, and I will further not accept a commercial that does not recognize how ridiculous it is to sell something through an anthropomorphized lizard. Furthermore I will not buy insurance from a company that does not recognize how ridiculous it is to point out how ridiculous it is to point out this tac-

tic in the first place. This can go on forever: layering on the irony and hip disassociation. Blurred lines and its music video are essentially doing the same thing: taking something we are familiar with, like conspicuous sex in

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Hi there! My name is Charlie Weinmann and I am the shiny new arts editor for your student-run newspaper. Allow me to tell you about myself. Firstly, I’d say my spirit animal is a llama. Not because I am an awkward creature, but because llamas and I share the same abstract and pensive thought process. I mean, llamas obviously have an abstract thought process—just look at them. Also we both have great wool/hair styles. Okay, more seriously, I am a junior here at UNH studying journalism. I started writing for TNH my freshman year after my band was interviewed by a fellow editor, Joel Kost. Oh yes, my band. I have been playing drums since I was in elementary school, thus the reason for my love of the arts. Playing and listening to live music are my passions, and I hope to take what I learn here at the U and apply it to the ever changing music industry.


Charlie Weinmann in Venice during his adventures abroad. It’s a very broad field to immerse yourself in, I know, but don’t worry, Dad, Ill be okay. I’ve got spunk. I also have a lot of confidence that I can become a piece of what makes the music industry continue to tick, which is also why I think I will make a good arts editor at TNH. The arts editor before me, Mariead Dunphry, left me with tons of great ideas, and a lot to work with. She was really focused on promoting the local arts scene, which I am a huge proponent of. I am committed to being an advocate

for local artists, musicians, chefs, moviemakers and more by including features and profiles on interesting local figures who wish to make more of a name for themselves. I hope to make local arts more of a big deal for people who live in the Seacoast area. Well hey, enough about llamas and what I plan on doing, you should go read what we have for you this week. You can expect lots of good things from this section, so get excited and go express your creative side.


Boston Calling music festival had a successful second run at Government Center in Boston last weekend. Artists such as Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit and Kendrick Lamar, UNH’s fall headliner, performed. Visit for more photos.


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TNH STAFF: NEWSROOM NOISE Back to school study tunes

Susan - “Young and Beautiful” - Lana del Ray Julie - “Paper Doll” - John Mayer Phoebe - “Red Hands” - Walk off the Earth Lily - “Falling Slowly” - The Cast of ‘Once’ Joel - “Follow My Feet” - The Unlikely Candidate Adam - ““Favorite Song” - Chance the Rapper (ft. Childish Gambino) Nick - “The Art of Peer Pressure” - Kendrick Lamar Charlie - “Peace in the Valley” - Dawes Corinne - “The Irish Ballad” by Darby O’Gill Cameron - “Somebody More Like You” - Nickel Creek THICKE

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music videos or the Geico lizard, and presenting it as a fanatical version of its already fanatical self: so if there’s wet T-shirts and bikinis in a Nelly video, let’s take off the T-shirts as an ironic statement and pledge of cool, self-awareness. The same parallel can be made with the unavoidable mentioning of Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance. The complaints lodged against Cyrus are not dissimilar to those against Thicke: hyper sexualized, degrading, gross, and unnecessary. This brand of entertainment is what we’ve been asking for, though; something that grabs our

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The tragedy of this song is not the overt misogyny or hypersurreal-sex-appeal, it’s that these themes have become beyond reproach by form of meta-irony and acute self-awareness; like the idea that you can’t pick on someone who picks on themselves. Some see the replacement of sentimentality for irony as a weakness in our generation; fated toward moral erosion. But every generation is supposedly doomed by generations prior. The only differences are their catalysts. John Updike wrote: “Maybe our trouble is that we live in the twilight of the old morality, and there’s just enough to torment us, and not enough to hold us in,” and for me, it’s getting pretty dark in here, you know?

“The Conjuring” is the movie to scream along to By SHANNON REVILLE

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attention by the lapels and shakes us up. Because today there’s too many sources of entertainment to focus on any particular one, and this makes a lot of things we experience easy to dismiss with a glib comment, or hip-New-Yorkcynicism. The premiere theory behind sarcasm is that it functions to insulate the cynic from being rejected by something sincere. For example, if I wear a shirt with wolves on it ironically and people think my shirt is stupid, well fine, because I do, too. Therefore, a cynic never has to feel like real parts of them are rejected because nothing real is ever offered. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is ridiculous and aptly aware of this, just as his listeners are.

My mom took me to see “The Conjuring” this summer and said the best part of the movie was watching me watch it. No more than 10 minutes in, my heart pounded so hard I could taste it. I held my mother’s hand for the first time since, like, elementary school. I let out a few authentic, bloodcurdling screams. When I left the theater I was shaking. Sweating. When I went to bed that night, I couldn’t stop replaying the gory images in my mind. Basically, it was the best movie ever. Now I love me a good scary movie. I squint my eyes, plug my ears and question my sanity as I watch freaky stuff happen to good people. Unfortunately, it has been a while since I’ve seen something that I really wanted to brag about. I’ve gone to “Paranormal Activity” 1, 2, 3, 4, 17, and 25, each time hoping for something as sickening and shocking as the commercials let it on to be, and each time I’ve left terribly disappointed. I’ve needed a good scream for

quite some time. So thank you, “The Conjuring! “This movie has made my twisted dreams come true. I read somewhere that it is “the perfect marriage of ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ and ‘Amityville H’orror,’” and I could not agree more. Based on a true story— gasp! — “The Conjuring” follows two families: the Perrons and the Warrens. Ed and Lorraine Warren were real-life American paranormal investigators in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Ed was a self-proclaimed and self-taught demonologist, and Lorraine was believed to be a clairvoyant medium. Together they were involved in many notable paranormal investigations, some of which adapted into films such as “The Amityville Horror,” “The Haunting in Connecticut,” and now “The Conjuring.” In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron moved to an old farmhouse in Harrisville, R.I. with their five daughters. After a series of horrifying, toss-your-popcorn-in-the-air events, which I will not describe in an effort to keep the film unspoiled, they realize the house is terribly, terribly haunted. They bring in the

Warrens for help—and some even crazier events occur. For goodness sake, I held my mother’s hand! If you knew me you would understand how seriously out of character this is—so just take my word for it. Not to mention, the movie was No. 1 at the box office it’s opening weekend and has already secured a sequel, according to cinemablend. com. And, according to The Wrap, the real-life couple that lives in the farmhouse today has been subject to much harassment, overzealous fans coming around at night and snooping in the yard. The owner, who says the house is no longer haunted, is worried someone will try to burn it down. It just goes to show how realistic and how scary this movie truly is. So, if you’re like me and love to get so terrified that you make your boyfriend/girlfriend/roommate check under your bed for ghosts/ demons/poltergeists/evil spirits, then grab “The Conjuring” when it comes out on DVD this October. Just be sure to warn your neighbors that they’re going to hear earsplitting screams off and on for about two hours.


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Binge watching has forever altered the television landscape By ADAM J. BABINAT


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nother school year has arrived here at the University of New Hampshire, which means a whole lot of homework, classes and the stress that comes with a full academic workload. If you are anything like me, however, you somehow manage to find time to disperse a bit of television into your business week in order to maintain some semblance of sanity. That, television, is exactly what will be discussed within the confides of this column. What type of television, you may be asking yourself, will I be discussing throughout the course of this academic year? Of course I will be discussing some of my favorite procrastination pastimes – shows like “How I Met Your Mother”, “South Park”, “New Girl” and “Community”, which will certainly provide me with endless amounts of content – but I will also be willing to try different programs that are available through online avenues such as Netflix or Hulu Plus. If there is a program that you, my reader, would like to hear more about than please let me know – you

can find me at @AdamBabinat on Twitter. For today, though, I want to focus on the television binge-watching experience that has become such a prominent form of consuming content. This particular form was highlighted more so than usual with the arrival of the Netflix-exclusive fourth season of “Arrested Development.” Binge-watching itself is a great addition to the television landscape. It allows viewers a chance to watch any type of programming they want, whenever they are able to. It is a good deviation from the traditional manner that networks have used in the past, where a single time slot that meant if you missed the show you weren’t going to have a chance to catch it again. Plus, with a vast amount of television programs becoming readily available on Netflix, a lot of television shows can develop new fans as additional generations of viewers take the time to look back at shows they might have missed growing up. But, like all good things in life, there is a dark side to binge-watching – other than just wasting a bunch of time watching television. From

a creative standpoint, some shows are just not meant to be watched for hours on end. One great example of this is Netflix’s original series “Orange is the New Black”, which came out this summer. An amazing piece of television, this series is too dense to watch for more than one or two episodes at a time. Each episode stands alone, and I feel that rapidly consuming this show takes away from the story being told. In fact, I have yet to finish the first season of “Orange is the New Black”, primarily because I would much rather savor each episode individually – which ultimately has led to me appreciating this series more than I have others. On the other end of the spectrum is a show that bears in mind the binge-watching experience, such as the highly-hyped fourth season of “Arrested Development”, another Netflix series that dropped into our queues this summer. For those of you familiar with the creation of this particular season of the show, you will know that creator Mitchell Hurwitz designed it to work for those who wanted to watch it for hours. What resulted was arguably

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THE PRESS ROOM Saturday September 14: Tan vampires 9 p.m. 21+ Sunday September 15: triple threat guitars 6 p.m. 21+

THIRSTY MOOSE TAP HOUSE Saturday September 14: WXGR Presents: SEE-I & Sleepy Wonder 8 p.m. 21+


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Saturday September 14: Jim Dozet:Tore Down Blues 9 p.m.

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Sunday September 15: ftet w/ Mike Effenberger 8 p.m.

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The fourth season of “Arrested Development”, aired on Netflix, was a good example of the binge watching experience gone wrong. one of the biggest letdowns of the year, from a television perspective, as the show deviated from the style that made it popular in the first place. While you can’t blame this on binge-watching entirely, you can blame the fact that it was on the mind of Hurwitz and company for aiding in this creative decision. The fourth season of “Arrested Development” now serves as an example of the binge watching experience gone wrong – as networks remain conscious that some fans will indeed

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consume their content in this way. And with Netflix, Hulu Plus and other online streaming here to stay, the debate on binge-watching and its effects on television will continue to rage on. The question that remains unanswered, though, is to what extent this format will shape the content we will consume. Will we see more “Orange is the New Black”-type shows, or perhaps more “Arrested Development”¬style programs? Only time will tell.


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Wildcat Transit gets update in sustainability and technology By CATIE HALL Staff Writer

Students wanted to know how soon their buses would sweep them away to their next destinations. UNH transportation services gave them the answer. “When we did the last survey in 2007, people wanted to see more technology, more of the real-time information,” Michael Amicangioli, planning, grant and contracts manager for University Transportation Services, said. In response to the 2007 Transportation Committee Survey, University Transportation Services was awarded a grant to get real-time information on campus. Getting the real-time information is a project that has been underway since 2010. Amicangioli said UNH implemented prediction-based software from a company called NextBus. NextBus uses a predictor algorithm that takes into account the speed and location of the bus along with the time of day, day of week, season, weather and traffic patterns to provide arrival predictions. University Transportation Services worked all summer with vendors and campus staff to install equipment onto buses. Equipment includes cellular modems, GPS antennas, three-beam, laser passenger-counters and engine diagnostic hardware. University Transportation Services also worked with Google Transit and NextBus to program schedule data and service information for the system. All of this adds up to the UNH real-time bus tracking system for the school year. Between the website, LED panels, text messaging service and smartphone app, University Transportation Services staff never want users to be left wondering where the bus is. “There’s a 25 percent new group [of students] every year and

we want to make them feel comfortable trying transit,” UNH Campus Planner Stephen Pesci said. Michael Bellamente is the director for Climate Counts, a company that seeks to educate the public on which companies address climate change. Though Bellamente was not directly involved with the NextBus program, his response seems positive. “Having NextBus at UNH is like giving students psychic powers,” Bellamente said. “Never again will a class-bound student need to worry if their bus is running 10-minutes late … that’s huge.” Since the launch, the real-time bus tracking system has gotten students’ attention. The transit module in the UNH Mobile application displays a user’s location, where the bus is on the map and predicts how long it will take to get to the next destination. Within the UNH mobile app are 18 modules for students, such as dining, events, WUNH and news. Neil Larson is a web architect and user interface designer at UNH. According to his statistics via email, the transit module gets around 33,619 clicks daily. Dining gets 24,795 clicks. The campus map gets 20,657 clicks. Until the bus tracker, dining used to hold first place for most views. Daily clicks for the transit module rose everyday since the Friday before students returned to campus, according to Larson, until this past week when it plateaued. Apart from the numbers and statistics, how do students feel about any of the new technologies? Andrew McEvoy is a sophomore business major. While he rides the buses, he does not use the UNH Mobile app to access bus schedules. “It’s easier to go on the transit site, I guess,” McEvoy said. “I don’t see the point of having the app.” Graduate student Samantha Smith, on the other hand, used the

app while she sat at the bus stop. “I just used it for the first time and it seems pretty simple to use. So we’ll see how accurate it is, if it’s here in 10 minutes or not,” she said. “If it works, I think it’d be a good system just because I could still do homework if I knew the bus was going to be another 10 minutes.” While increasing convenience for students is important to Transportation Services, the NextBus plan is multi-faceted. The other goals—besides responding to student requests—are to increase transit ridership and reduce the environmental impact. According to Amicangioli, if UNH can increase ridership on the buses and have fewer people bring their cars to campus, there will be fewer emissions and fewer needed parking spaces. It seems to be a lesson in sustainability. “The biggest thing about sustainability is just making the system accessible to riders to try and increase ridership,” Amicangioli said. Amicangioli explained that the campus is in an ozone non-attainment zone. Therefore, the region UNH is in does not meet every air quality goal set forth for it. To increase ridership is to move closer toward that air quality goal. “So as a transit system, we try to do everything we can to improve on that. And that’s where the CMAQ [funding] comes in,” Amicangioli said. “We’re trying to go through every step we can to improve the air quality. … You can see maps of different regions of the state that don’t meet the attainment goals. So, it’s kind of stewardship towards the region. We’re doing what we can to get people off the road to try to reduce as many emissions as possible going into the air.” Increased ridership meant responding to the 2007 survey with new technology. The real-time information and technology came at

a cost. Pesci identified a source of grant funding and project cost. “It was funded through a federal program called CMAQ – Congestion, Mitigation, Air Quality,” Pesci said. “It’s actually a [United States Department of Transportation] program that we’ve gotten quite a bit of money from for Wildcat Transit, for Main Street improvements, for the rail station; so it’s been a very important funding source to the university and Durham.” CMAQ paid for 75 percent of the $350,000 total project cost. “You would not see the transit system that you see right now on this campus without the federal funding that we’ve been able to get,” Pesci said. University funding sources, including the student transportation fee, covered the other 25 percent. Amicangioli said that student fees did not go up for the project. In the UNH transit system, there are 186 bus stops total, some in nearby towns. According to Amicangioli, 40 of those bus stops are on campus. On the other side of transportation sustainability, there are 6,800 parking spaces on campus, Pesci claimed. To Pesci, parking spaces just take up land. “If you were to take all that … land-use and squeeze it together, you pave over the entire core-campus,” he said. The main ingredient in asphalt is petroleum. Pesci said the parking lots on campus are asphalt, and suggested it was a problem. “Parking is really a land-use issue, and transit is something that we can do to improve our land-use decisions,” Pesci said. Amicangioli said that before UNH chose the NextBus model, he talked to campuses all over the country. He searched different realtime traffic vendors to find the best suited to UNH. According to his findings, the

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NextBus system is one of the most robust systems and is constantly improving. “A lot of systems that have implemented NextBus or real-time transit systems have seen almost an average of 20 percent increase in ridership,” Amicangioli said. Among the other places that use NextBus are Universal Studios in California, University of Minnesota and the Downtown Connection in New York. NextBus’ equipment is also environmentally friendly. The LED panels that hang at four bus stops absorb ambient light to dim. They are not at full brightness all the time, which saves money and electricity. When there are no predictions, like at midnight, the LED panels turn completely off, Amicangioli said. Amicangioli also said the UNH buses have been using natural gas since 2003. The natural gas lowers emissions and costs less to operate.

Paul College hosts state-wide competition, promotes solving variety of social and environmental issues By COLE CAVISTON Contributing Writer

On Sept. 30, the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics will host the first New Hampshire Social Business and Microfinance Forum for New Hampshire college students and statewide entrepreneurs. The forum is a collaboration between the Paul College, the office of the president and the Carsey Institute. Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a renowned Nobel laureate and “father of microcredit,” will deliver the day-long event’s keynote address. Yunus defined the concept of “social business” as financially self-sustaining business that crafts innovative solutions to primarily social and environmental problems, such as poverty and climate change. Social businesses are market-based and are both for-profit

and non-profit. Yunus will also announce and present awards for ranking winners of the Social Business Innovation Challenge, a competition arranged by Paul College that is now open to UNH students, recent graduates and members of the New Hampshire community.

of the Paul College faculty and the challenge’s organizer, said that Yunus is the “inspiration” for the challenge’s concept of wanting to engage in matters of social business. She also stated that Yunus is a strong believer that young people are “an important lever for change” in society.

“ We know UNH students have the desire to

improve our planet and life for all humans.”

Dr. Fiona Wilson

Paul College faculty member and New Hampshire Social Business and Microfinance Forum organizer The challenge is meant to act as an “accelerator” for innovation in social business ideas. Those interested may either compete in teams or enter the challenge solo. Dr. Fiona Wilson, a member

“We know UNH students have the desire to improve our planet and life for all humans and we know they have the smarts to come up with some great ideas,” Wilson said.

Wilson also stated that team names that have been submitted to the challenge thus far indicate that the current entries will be focused on a wide variety of social business ideas. “In terms of the team names that have been used by students to register their intent to compete,” Wilson said, “it appears as if we will have entries for social business ideas that will address local and global issues such as access to clean water, trash and recycling, alternative energy, the obesity epidemic, and substance abuse.” For the challenge, contestants will be asked to describe an initial idea or concept for a social business in a three-minute video and a short, two-page paper. Competitors are advised not to submit a full business plan. All contestants must register online at the Social Business Innovation Challenge website

socialbusiness/social-businessinnovation-challenges. Registration of intent in entering the challenge for UNH students and graduates is available until Friday, Sept. 13, at midnight. Competitors then have until Sept. 20 to submit their material. The awards for the winning teams or individuals will be prize money offered by Paul College. First prize is $3,900, with second and third prizes worth $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. The winners will also be invited to a luncheon with Yunus. For work on the media video, Wilson recommends that students visit the UNH Parker Media Lab. The lab staff will provide assistance and equipment for shooting and editing the video. The lab is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Peterson Hall, formerly SERC B, is one of the three buildings renamed over the summer break. The other two dorms, SERC A and C, are now Handler and Haaland Halls respectively; the change was decided in late June.

SERCs receive name change in honor of three former presidents By DANIELLE LeBLANC STAFF WRITER

The arrival of a new semester and students back on campus means that many have noticed the recent name change to the buildings formerly known as the SERCs. Gone are SERC A, B and C, as the dorms have been switched to Handler, Peterson and Haaland Halls, respectively. The University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees approved the name changes on June 28. An email was then sent to the staff and residents of the SERCs, notifying them of the change. The SERCs were named after three former presidents of the university: Evelyn E. Handler, Gordon A. Haaland and Walter R. Peterson. “It’s a tradition to name buildings after UNH presidents and former chair members of the Board of Trustees,” Paul Chamberlin, associate vice president of facilities, said. “And the SERCs were just sitting there.” According to Chamberlin, the board chose these three presidents

in recognition of their contributions to the university. Handler was president of UNH from 1980 to 1983. She was the first female president of UNH. She was also the first woman to preside over any land-grant university in the nation.

Some students and residents are unhappy with the change. Handler helped secure a $15 million federal grant for the construction of Morse Hall. “She was a great supporter of the university,” Chamberlin said. President Handler died on Dec. 23, 2012 when she was struck by an SUV. “It felt appropriate to recognize her contribution to the university,” Chamberlin said. Haaland was president of UNH from 1983 to 1990. He joined the UNH faculty as a psychology instructor in 1965. Haaland served as vice president for academic affairs before

becoming interim-president, and then president, of UNH in 1984. During his years as president, research funding increased with the establishment of the Institute for the Study of the Earth, Oceans, and Space. According to Chamberlin, Haaland was in line for recognition. “It was kind of his turn,” Chamberlin said. Peterson, a former board member, served as interim president of the university from 1995 to 1996. He was also elected governor of New Hampshire, and served from 1969 to 1973. One of Peterson’s biggest accomplishments was working to build a bridge between the boards of the University System of New Hampshire and community colleges. He helped ensure that community college credits could transfer to schools in the university system. Despite the presidents’ accomplishments, many students knew very little about the three people that the university had chosen.

“I don’t really know anything about them,” Sandy Xie, a senior and resident assistant in Haaland, said. “I just know one of them is still alive.” Some students and residents are unhappy with the change, a sentiment that Xie shares. “Now it’s just really weird,” Xie said. “I like SERC C better because it was simple.” Nicole Hajarr, a sophomore student, agreed with Xie and disliked the name change. Hajarr, like some students, still prefers to call the buildings by

the old name. “I don’t like the name change,” Hajarr said. “I still call them the SERCs.” However, there are some students who don’t mind the change. Rich Dipasquale, a sophomore, lived in SERC B last year and currently resides in the same building. “To people who always lived here it’ll always be the SERCs, but I have no problem with the name change,” Dipasquale said. Allie Birchmeier, the hall director of Peterson Hall, feels like the name change has done little to change what matters most about living in the dorms – the community. “I feel it’s like when someone gets married and changes their last name. It takes a while to get used to,” Birchmeier said. “We’re still the same community of people, it’s just going to take a while to get used to the change.”

Police Log Sept. 3 James Monopoli, 19, 105 Culloden Dr., Canton, MA, 02021, Gables C Tower, unlawful possession of alcohol, 2:40 p.m. Peter Klouda, 19, 8 Cardinal Ln., Westport, CT, 06880, Gables C Tower, unlawful possession of alcohol, possession of false identification, 2:40 p.m. Sept. 6 Sean Benoit, 19, 34 Winthrop Rd., Hingham, MA, Gables lot, unlawful possession of alcohol, 4:32 p.m. Abbey Doucett, 19, 71 Liberty Ln., Ballinger, NH, Gables North Lot, transportation of alcohol, 10:41 p.m. Hanna Grant, 18, 12 Allen Ave., Lee, NH, 03867, Gables

North Lot, possession of drugs, 10:41 p.m. Mitchell O’Brien, 19, 111 Lakeshore Dr., Westwood, MA 02090, Gables, possession of alcohol, 11:22 p.m. William Tanner, 19, 4 Meadow Ln., Bow, NH, Mini-Dorms, possession of a controlled drug, 7:15 p.m. Robert Swan, 19, 311 Aldrich Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03807, Gables, unlawful possession, 9:57 p.m. Joseph Sameski, 19, 139 Pine St., Franklin, MA 02038, Gables C Tower, unlawful possession, 10:16 p.m. Sept. 7 Kelly McDonnell, 18, 28 Sunset Ave., Bloomfield, NH, 07003,

Williamson, unlawful, 12:15 a.m. Allison Dubois, 19, 566 Barnard Hill Rd., Weare, NH, 03281, Devine, unlawful intoxication, 2:15 a.m. Jeffrey Olmsted, 19, 64 Parade Rd., Barnstead, NH, 03218, A Lot, possession of drugs, 2:47 a.m. Jason Houghton, 19, P.O. Box 1086 Alton, NH, 03809, A Lot, possession of drugs, 2:47 a.m. Timothy Rudman, 19, 130 Cypress St., Watertown, MA, 02472, Gables A Tower, possession of drugs, 12:43 a.m. Peter Witherbee, 19, 11 Bowlen Ave., Newburyport, MA, Main Street, possession of false identification, 5:30 p.m. John W. Parsons, 19, 137 Glen Rd., Wilmington, MA, 01887, Gables, unlawful possession, 10:53


Oscar Mendoza, 18, 7 Jane St., Shrewsbury, MA, 10595, F Lot, unlawful intoxication, 9:28 p.m. Sept. 8 John E. Conlin, 19, 9 Savannah Way, Merrimack, NH, 03054, Gables, possession of controlled drug, 1:22 a.m. Zachary Walsh, 18, 123 Essex St., Quincy, MA, 02171, Stoke Hall, unlawful possession, 1:46 a.m. Alexander Tawfik, 18, 287 Pine St., Holbrook, MA, 02343, Quad Way, unlawful possession, open container, 1:30 a.m. Demetri Decoulos, 18, 226 Rowley Bridge Rd., Topsfield, MA, 01983, Main Street, unlawful

possession of alcohol, 2:21 a.m. Thomas Garvey, 22, 97 Bowers St., Nashua, NH, 03060, Quad Way, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, 1:37 a.m. Matthew F. Donovan, 18, 32 Princess Eve Dr., Quincy, MA, 02170, prohibition of a license, unlawful possession of alcohol, 2:11 a.m. Colin Doherty, 18, 2 Acorn Dr., Wilmington, MA, Quad Way, unlawful possession, 1:53 a.m. Erin Campbell, 18, 11 Brook Rd., Boxford, MA, 01921, Main Street, unlawful intoxication, 2:21 a.m. Caleb Miller, 20, 46 McCrillis Rd., Nottingham, NH, 03290, Quad Way, unlawful possession of alcohol, 1:25 a.m.


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Funding our futures: The importance of fundraising


he cost of college tuition is an ever-worsening issue for students across the country, but University of New Hampshire students can breath a little bit easier – at least momentarily. About a month after Gov. Maggie Hassan and the USNH Board of Trustees announced a two-year in-state tuition freeze, the university announced its record setting fundraising year. As a state-funded university in the state with the lowest per capita state support, any help is significant. After the university was burdened with a 49 percent cut in state funding in 2011, students deserve some good news. In-state tuition for the 2013-14 academic year is $13,670, and will remain at this rate for two years (outof-state students are paying nearly double this rate at $26,390 and are not guaranteed any tuition stability). For the next two years, the majority of UNH students – about 55 percent are New Hampshire residents – will not have to increase their payments to the university, but that does not diminish the university’s need to continue bringing in more money. With the tuition freeze, fundraising seems more important now than ever.

Because the university cannot bring in any more revenue with in-state tuition increases for the time being, fundraising needs to remain a priority. The university is still able to increase out-of-state tuition and room and board, but these should not be used as resources to recover the difference; fundraising should be the resource. Bypassing the previous record fundraising year by $6 million is an impressive achievement, but the university needs to ensure that this trend now continues. This last fundraising record was from 2002 at $29.9 million, with numbers dropping off significantly after that. The UNH Foundation’s fundraising efforts have clearly paid off within the past year and it is vital that they continue to. However, fundraising can only be this successful if alumni and friends – along with corporations, organizations, and public and private foundations – are willing to donate. And approaching students only after they graduate about the importance of fundraising may be too late to fully demonstrate how their hard-earned dollars can help their alma mater. Very few students contribute to the senior gift while at UNH, but in the

past few years, the university has established campaigns to improve the number of students donating. Awareness of the benefits of fundraising and donations should be a priority while students are still on campus. Current fundraising successes are thanks in large part to generous alumni, for which current students should be more informed of. The “A Thousand Thanks” campaign is a start by the university to increase awareness, but more programs like this would be advantageous to the university’s goal. The generosity of alumni should be inspiration to current students to one day also give back when their educations and careers enable them to do so. As successful as last year’s fundraising was, improvements can still be made. President Mark Huddleston detailed a plan to focus on fundraising in the 2012 State of the University Address, which has already begun to show. This record high in fundraising should be a starting point for this long term plan and not be the peak of fundraising for a decade, as with the last record; students – current and future – deserve a dedication to fundraising from the administration.

 Letter to the editor To the UNH community Welcome back! We are glad to see the town and campus come alive once more. Durham, especially in the fall, is a great place to live and work. While you are out enjoying the crisp evenings and nights, keep in mind some common sense strategies to be courteous to your neighbors who live in Durham full-time. Enjoying a walk on a cool night and talking with your friends either in person or by phone is a lot of fun. If you choose to walk past downtown or the dorms and into neighborhoods with single family homes, remember that there are people who are much older and much younger than you. There are also people who have to get up very early every morning. Please be courteous and keep your voices low so as not to wake them up. You would be amazed at how sound carries, especially when it’s still relatively warm outside. As well, talking on your cell phone can be much

louder to others than you realize. Please always use the sidewalks to travel, and never walk on peoples’ lawns, or in the street. If you live in Durham in a single family neighborhood and choose to invite friends over, ask them to observe these common-sense guidelines as they come and go from your gathering. Make sure that no one who is not invited is allowed to be on the property. If you do find uninvited people are showing up, don’t hesitate to call the Durham Police Department for assistance in removing unwanted guests. They will be happy to help you. Finally, we want everyone to be aware of relevant local ordinances. With this information you can plan your activities accordingly. The Durham Noise Ordinance begins at 10 p.m. every night. Violations can be called in for disturbing others with anything too loud (more than normal conversation from a distance of three feet). A violation of the noise ordinance results in a $100

fine for the first offense. Fines double with each subsequent offense with the maximum fine being $1000. Another ordinance for all Durham residents regards trash in improper places. A violation can result in a $150 fine for the first offense, $300 fine for the second offense, and $1000 fine for the third and subsequent offense. Just remember, “Clean up by sun up.” Finally, there is a Disorderly House Ordinance that imposes graduated sanctions on landlords of dwellings that are deemed “disorderly” by being unreasonably disruptive to neighbors. Enjoy the coming autumn season and use your common sense to be a courteous citizen in Durham. Dave Kurz Chief of Police Town of Durham, NH Anne Lawing Dean of Students University of New Hampshire

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Is our education an indoctrination system? Noam Chomsky, the linguistics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was famously declared by the New York Times as the “most important intellectual alive,” put it wonderfully when he said: “Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a disciplinary technique, and by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but they have also internalized the disciplinarian culture. This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.”

Education is no longer about selfimprovement. It is a tool of the ruling class to induce a particular social mindset. Professor Chomsky is absolutely right. After all, what is the education system? As one local professor said, the modern classroom is nothing more than an

authoritarian, thought-controlling institution complete with a truthinscription board, all designed to induce a psychological obedience to the State. Overwhelmingly, people do not go to universities for a sheer interest in learning. Rather, people spend tens of thousands of dollars for a piece of paper that creates a sense of productive legitimacy, a piece of paper whose sole purpose is to prove to corporations that they have spent a number of years in a brainwashing “school” that has molded them into efficient cogs in the capitalist system. In the end, is that not what an “education” is nowadays? Is it not merely an investment in economic conformity? Is this what education has come to? Has it degenerated into an indoctrinatory tool of the bourgeois State into forcing the working class into a neverending cycle of debt enslavement and brainwashed social conservatism? Has it lost the sacred position of being a means of pedagogic, intellectual maturity and collapsed into a propagandistic profit-making machine? Education is no longer about self-improvement. It is a tool of the ruling class to induce a particular social mindset. It no longer produces revolutionary scholars; it produces endless cogs in the machine - cogs who, as if suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, worship their oppressor with nationalist fervor.

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From the Left Dan Fournier What can we do to fix this? What can we do to turn the State brainwashing camps back into institutions of academic selfbetterment? Primarily, we would need a new, democratic economy based on collective productionfor-use rather than individualistic production-for-profit. But short of that, the first thing that anyone should do is step back and look objectively at the situation - look at the social and economic roles that schools occupy in a regional economy, and understand the deeply political character that they have. Schools have the power to employ thousands and move markets, but they also have the power to be tools of mass sociological propaganda. Understand the political space that the education system occupies, and question it. Question the role, existence, and authority of every aspect of our academic bureaucracy. Question why some things (such as the Predator drone strike program, which PolicyMic reports accidentally kills 50 innocent civilians for every one terror-

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is it to secure imperial military hegemony in one of the most oil-rich regions on the planet, all in order to facilitate world domination from a police-state Empire? Don’t be just a “liberal” or a “conservative,” but a warrior for social and economic justice - do not be afraid to fight the class war on the side of the working class. Do not be afraid to get engaged civically, discuss revolutionary politics, and debate anti-establishment philosophy. Do not be afraid to stand together in united solidarity and openly challenge power structures, and do not be afraid to question every aspect of the education you obtain here. In the end, at graduation, you may learn what there is to know in your given degree field, but it may be more important to know about what you know and place it in a larger anthropologic context. Good luck, new students. We were all in your position once, and we stand in solidarity with you. I wish you the best in the coming weeks and look forward to seeing you all around the campus.

s Dan Fournier is a pre-medical undergraduate majoring in evolutionary biology. He is both a libertarian socialist and an active member of the peace and labor movements.

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ist - and then question whether the State-designated “terrorist” is justified for his actions based upon objective conditions) are funded by tax-payer money, while others such as the school system are the victims of deep, brutal budget cuts. To the new students, here is my message to you: do not be afraid to engage in revolutionary acts of sedition. Do not be afraid to challenge social and economic power structures that you have taken for granted your entire life. Be brave enough to question every professor, every moral, every social norm, everything that you have ever learned. Be and express yourself in a way that you choose, no matter what the system does to try and condition you to be otherwise. Question everything. Accept nothing. Do not be afraid to fight for liberty, in the most radical and literal sense of the word, or to demand the unconditional emancipation of all of humanity from the terminal disease that we call capitalism. Do not be afraid to demand that education, healthcare, housing, and green energy production be of a higher economic priority than weapons development or war spending. But do question why the latter is of greater economic importance - is it for the righteous cause of spreading democracy and freedom to an oppressed, war-torn country? Or

My name’s Tyler Gullbrand, and I’m the Public Relations Chairman for the Sigma Chi Fraternity here at UNH. You may have seen our posters around campus this past week. I’m writing this piece to address an incident concerning these posters that occurred on Monday. In two separate academic halls, our posters bearing the phrase “Chivalry isn’t dead yet” were defaced by writings suggesting the posters were offensive. One of the writings stated simply, “Women are equals.” Being the one who designed the flyers, and a self-declared feminist, I was grounded by this occurrence. I can safely speak for the whole of my fraternity when I say that we hold gender equality to be of the utmost importance. We respect all people equally, and we pride ourselves on our fairness and decency toward others. Before this happened, I had seen no inherent issue with the posters. To Sigma Chi’s, chivalry is a description of one’s character as a whole, not of a tendency or desire to endorse antiquated power relationships between genders. We would never espouse such views. I am writing this letter not as a defense or excuse, but as an apology. We sincerely regret that our posters, which were drafted with good intentions, caused some to be offended. I cannot emphasize this enough: We would never have printed them had we fore-

seen such a reaction. However, we also know that actions speak louder than words. In hopes that we may make good on our mistake, Sigma Chi will be organizing a poster campaign in support of equality between all genders, to take place in two weeks. Additionally, I will be seeking cooperation from the Women’s Studies department, The Alliance, and SHARPP on a project to further support the cause. We hope that we can come to remedy this regrettable situation, and that no such events will transpire again in the future. Tyler Gullbrand Public Relations Chairman, Sigma Chi Fraternity

To the Durham community After World War II, someone asked Sir Winston Churchill for a statement about the United States’ policy in both World War I and World War II and about his perspective on the Americans doing the right thing. “Yes the Americans did do the right thing, after exhausting the alternatives.” I am most heartened about the fact that a helpful meeting on the future of the beloved UNH outdoor pool has recently occurred and I want to compliment both the leadership of the University and of the Town of Durham for all

their work on the UNH outdoor pool question and for their holding this gathering. If you will indulge me as a long-time faculty member of UNH (after next year I will have been associated with UNH for half a century) and as a resident of Durham since 1967, I would like to remind you that I wrote the Town poem for the 1982 250th anniversary of Durham’s founding, published in a book on the history of Durham in 1985. Near the end of my poem, I suggested that of all Durham’s blessings as a place to live, raise children and study and work, the Town of Durham enjoys a precious sense of community, something of great value but something which can be the most difficult to preserve. In recent months, the pool question has put a spotlight on the question of what kind of community we live in and share and yet I believe, at the same time, that the resolution of key issues in the pool question, how to preserve and sustain the existing pool, not a smaller version, will only strengthen our community and will enhance University-Town relations. I have no doubt that the University will do the right thing on the pool question, and that when it does this, it will not have to continue exhausting the alternatives. Douglas Wheeler UNH Professor of History Emeritus


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Warning: Not worth the Stress Life is fairly unreal. We live in a modernized world that represents the pinnacle of human achievement. There are inventions today that would be considered impossible just a decade ago. Every week our perceived notions and prejudice adjusts to move towards a better society. Somewhere in the vast sprawl of this wonderful world, each one of us is supposed to make some sort of meaningful contribution. Which is why staying up all night working on your 30-page report is worth the stress, right? These are probably going to be the thoughts going through a lot of our minds as the work piles on. Welcome back to school everyone, step right here to punch your ticket and get on the struggle bus. No matter who I talk to, it seems that his or her degree is so much more work than anyone else’s. This is particularly true for the seniors, whose schedules are absolutely packed and are scrambling to get everything done in time for graduation. It’s going to be tough, and you have my deepest sympathy. To those that have schedules with weekends starting on Thursdays at noon, I salute you. Preferably with a nice cold pint. To everyone this year, be it your first or last semester here in Durham, I want to give some perspective if you are feeling anxious: it’s going to feel worse. Yeah, I’m not sugar coating that one. Something is not going to go as perfectly as planned and it will seem like the end of the world. Not that the world actually will end, but

Penned with Zen Benjamin Kramer staring down those challenges will certainly open the bottomless pit in your stomach. Whether or not they are the kind of problems you can control, remember the proverb: “this too shall pass.” The proverb’s origins are rooted in a Persian fable of a king that desired a ring that would change his mood to his whims. His councilors simply gave him an ordinary ring engraved with those words. With that tough - love advice, the king realized that only he could determine his own happiness. Those were the words given to me, and now I give to you. As much as anyone who misquotes a dead man is allowed to. Today’s problems will morph into tomorrow’s successes and those into next week’s new crisis. Do not wish away time waiting for the troubles to pass. Make each day an opportunity. Save an hour a day in your packed schedule to do something you really want to do, for you. I highly doubt that even the busiest student cannot manage their time enough to make room for one activity a day to relax. Your happiness from this will be the safeguard against the stress of

everyday trials. Overcoming these challenges are what will make tomorrow great, and even those opportunities will be gone if you wait too long. When you tell others of your life story, how much of it do you want it to be ‘I just did what others wanted from me?’ You are going to have to work to get to where you want to be. Take this as a great opportunity, not as a life of burden. Just remember that while the end goal is important, learning to enjoy life in between the challenges is more important. This is my fifth year at the University of New Hampshire, and hopefully my last as I, too, rush to check off degree requirements towards to my diploma. I watched last year’s batch of seniors go through a lot of fun and stress as they made the best of their last year of undergraduate college. Like many of us forewarned of these tough times, I would like to believe observing those mistakes has prepared me to weather the storm. I’m aware that it’s completely ridiculous to think I’m going to complete the year stress-free. But I know now it’s time to make the best of it. Just let me take a quick break with a run first.

s Benjamin Kramer is a “super senior” finishing his degree in Applied Mathematics and Solid Mechanics. He hopes this column makes you think and brightens your day.

The Scoop On Sustainability Kara Gingras the USEPA Energy Star rating for residence halls, and has two LEED Certified Gold buildings, James Hall and The Peter T. Paul Building. Not only are you being eco-efficient by riding the free UNH buses, but you’re also saving energy just by living in dorms and sitting in class! Oh, and by the way, students used to have to separate their recyclables back in the day; well, UNH thought they would make it easier on us and turn everything into single stream recycling. Boom!

Well, little did you know, all of you UNH students are making a big contribution to this here fine Earth. As if how you travel and where you live aren’t hippie enough, UNH has even made the dining halls crunchy granola good. The dining halls have


Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Thumbs up to the Patriots beating the Jets Thursday night. Thumbs down to this oppressive heat. Thumbs up to fall weather on the way, which means jean season and pumpkinflavored everything. Thumbs down to slow walkers. We have places to be, pick up the pace. Thumbs up to the Paul College breakout rooms. Thumbs down to commuting.

Thumbs up to the Harry Potter spinoff movie series. Thumbs down to monsoons and getting trapped walking through campus in them. Thumbs up to Bill Nye the Science Guy starring in the new season of Dancing with the Stars.

You sir, are a hippie “Pffffft!” said the UNH students. “I don’t care about the environment.” Well, little did you know, all of you UNH students are making a big contribution to this here fine Earth. That’s right, like it or not, you sir are a hippie! How you may ask? Well the university does most of the heavy lifting for you. So much so, you may not even realize how sustainable you are. The University of New Hampshire made the US News & World Report Top Ten Eco-Friendly Colleges and has the oldest higher education sustainability program in the U.S. We’ve also made the list of Sierra magazine’s Coolest Schools for seven years running. Here are a few ways the university makes you look good: First off, you know how the sidewalk on Main Street seems to be the first thing to melt when it snows? Well that’s the EcoLine that UNH completed in 2009. The EcoLine takes gas from the Rochester Landfill and converts it to energy to power 85 percent of our campus. Secondly, almost all of the UNH buses and shuttles run off of alternative fuel sources, so you’re saving a lot more than your own gas money by riding Wildcat Transit. Also, UNH was the first campus in the U.S to receive

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pledged to work with local farmers and to incorporate sustainable options as much as possible. They serve fair trade coffee, local honey from Hudson, NH, apples from Woodman Farm, and cagefree eggs from Monroe, N.H. UNH dining halls serve around 70,000 meals each week, and we’ve all seen the plates on plates of food not being eaten. Well, UNH has that covered too. They compost the leftovers and bring it back to farms to further enrich the soil. Even the napkins you use are green! This is just a glimpse of how UNH secretly made all of its students into sustainable students. Of course, we can’t all stay here forever having the university do that hard stuff for us, so learn more than what you are taught in classes and try to take some of these sustainability practices home with you. But while you’re here, you go girl! Keep eating your cage-free eggs with a little slice of being awesome in the morning.

s Kara Gingras is a UNH communications major in her junior year. As a student intern for, she preaches tree-hugging and dirt worshipping.

Thumbs up to the ‘hump day’ commercial. HUMP DAY. Thumbs up to the real hump day. The day between Tuesday and Thursday is the worst. Thumbs up to the latest episodes of Breaking Bad. Thumbs down to homework already piling up. Thumbs up to Netflix.

Thumbs down to watching Netflix instead of tackling that pile of homework. Thumbs up to Sammy from CampCo making HerCampus’ ‘Campus Celeb.’



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Wildcats edge by Bulldogs for win By ARJUNA RAMGOPAL Sports Editor

The UNH volleyball team improved to a record of 5-3 this season with a 3-0 victory over Bryant on Tuesday at LundUNH 3 holm gymnasium. Bryant 0 Despite sweeping the Bulldogs, the Wildcats looked sloppy at times, committing 16 errors. “I think we could have played a lot better, we could have committed a lot less errors,” sophomore Brenna Buckwalter said. “But at the end of the day a win is a win, and we just have to fix the small things and move on, focus more a little bit.” Despite winning, UNH volleyball head coach Jill Hirschinger decided to teach her players a lesson early on in the game by benching senior captain Morgan Thatcher. “If you don’t get your job done on the court, you’re not going to play,” Hirschinger said. “And that’s one thing that’s key with our team this year. We’re deep at every position and you’ve got to bring your Agame every night or else you’re not going to play.” Even without Thatcher, who only committed one error, the Wildcats still committed an additional 15 errors, six coming from sophomore Tori Forrest, and an additional three coming off serves from junior Sam Henke. “Some of the errors were mental, things that we can fix in practice, just focus on more,” sophomore Madison Lightfoot said. “I think our problem is when we get one or two errors in a row, but I think we’ve been able to flip the switch and get that energy up.” While the errors were plentiful in the game and caused Thatcher to get benched, Buckwalter believes there is no added pressure to perform well. “I don’t think there’s any add\


Senior Robert Polumbo has earned one point in four games so far this season.

With strong start, improvement still expected By ROBERT WILSON Staff writer

The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team comes into the week riding a three-game win streak, improving its overall record of 3-1-0 in the young season. Looking to continue with this found momentum, the ‘Cats will clash with a winless, scoreless Marist team on Saturday at their opponents’ home field at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. Senior forward Ugochkwu Uche praises the success of the team so far, but is not satisfied, because there are always more ways to improve their game. “Although we’ve had a strong start to the season, we’re looking to improve our strengths and identify our weaknesses,” Uche said. “We must get better after every practice and every game.” Marist comes into the game with an overall record of 0-4, and has been outscored 8-0 during the season. New Hampshire will look to take advantage of its opponent as it has been scoring and defending well over the start of its season. UNH has outscored its opponents 4-2, which includes two shutouts in the past two games. UNH has a lot of new faces entering the season with its stocked freshmen class, but the way it has been playing it seems to only improve its system and have impressed some of the veteran


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I thought we moved the ball well and attacked when we had possession.” The ‘Cats got their first win on September 8 in a 3-1 contest versus Pacific. Trailing 1-0 early in the first,

players like Uche. “The freshmen are looking great and some of them have really stepped up to the plate,” Uche said. “We need them to keep up the good work and to realize we need everybody on board to have a successful season.” An experienced atmosphere seems to be maintained in the locker room despite the dumping of eight senior players last season, according to junior goaltender Travis Worra. “The atmosphere is really pretty similar to last year, which is a great thing and the senior class of last year created a great precedent that UNH soccer would be built around a family, not just a team,” Worra said. “We will play until the bitter end and beat teams on sheer will power and mental toughness, so I’m glad to see we have brought the principles forward with us.” The Wildcats have high goals this year and want nothing short of an America East title, which they came so close to holding up last season. Worra, who sees a lot during games as an enforcer in net, likes the team’s chances even more this season. “My biggest goal for this year was to build off of last year’s success. We were strong in the back and a very competitive team, but I was really looking to build us up into a more stable powerhouse,” Worra said. “We came so close to the conference title last year and

there is nothing we all want more now even though it’s early in the season, but everybody is the most optimistic I have ever seen in our squad. We can do some serious damage this year.” Head coach Rob Thompson stressed to his team the need to be competitive heading into the season. This advice has stayed with them ever since. One of the most positive things seen by Worra is how competitive everyone is playing. “A huge positive I’ve seen on our team this year is our competitive nature and depth,” Worra said. “Our squad is stronger than ever, talent-wise, and it has created an intense, yet positive practice environment. It’s very apparent to us as players how good everyone is around us, which only pushes the next guy to work harder. “Even in the goal, we have five guys but only one [goalkeeper] can play. All of the guys are so strong which pushes me even harder.” The negatives that come out of the competitive nature between players is the injury factor. “With that comes the negative, though. With all of our guys working so hard, there are effects of burn-out and injury,” Worra said. “Most would think that such a competitive environment would be hostile, but our coaches keep us on track to always shake up at the end of practice and we do a good job of never bringing issues off the field.”

sophomore Meg Flatley lifted the team with her fourth goal of the season to tie it up. In the second, seniors Hannah Richard and Megan Bozek each netted a goal to bring the game to its final score. “We need to generate more out of our quality play and top players,” Balducci said. “Against Pacific, it was 3-1 but I felt like it could have been a whole lot more based on our

possession time.” Flatley leads the team in scoring with 10 points (four goals, two assists), with Richard and Bozek in second with four points apiece (two goals each). Junior goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell earned the America East Defensive Player of the Week honors for her play against Stanford and Pacific, amassing 34 saves and a .680 goals against average through

ed pressure, just a lot of healthy competition,” Buckwalter said. “We have a lot of depth at every position and I trust every one of my teammates to go out there and play really well.” Expectations have been raised for the young squad with the younger players, especially the sophomores who are now being relied on even more than they were last year. “There’s a big difference, they’ve really grown up,” Hirschinger said. “They’re really coming together and look stronger one year later. I think we have great chemistry and we have great energy. We worked on that a lot in preseason.” Part of what has helped that progression is knowing their place on the team. “You know your role on the team [in year two], know your strengths and weaknesses and are much more comfortable with your role,” Lightfoot said. “I think in year one we were all so new and learning so much that we got off to a much slower start in preseason,” Buckwalter said. “But this year, knowing our roles, knowing our way we’ve been able to work on so much more and we have chemistry so it’s just been better.” The Wildcats hit the road and don’t return home until Oct. 11, playing 11 games including two tournaments and three conference games. Up first is the Maryland Tournament this Friday and Saturday where the Wildcats will take on Maryland, Villanova and George Mason. UNH then travels to Dartmouth for the Dartmouth Duel on Sept. 20 and 21. “The good news, there’s a lot of home [games] at the end,” Hirschinger said. “So, it’s only two weekend tournament trips, it’s not bad. It seems worse than it is. I would rather have those home games near the end of the season when we’re going for home-court advantage during the conference championships.”


continued from page 20 lull between matches for just that. “Now because of the week off, we can push the envelope a little bit with their level of fitness,” Lopes said, “Make them a little bit fitter in terms of their speed, their endurance, their ability to recover.” UNH takes the field again next Friday afternoon, Sept. 20 at Bryant, at 3 p.m. four games. The Wildcats will take on Providence this Friday at 7 p.m. on Memorial Field and Northeastern this Sunday at 2 p.m. Providence has a record of 2-2 this season while Northeastern is 2-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of No. 11 Northwestern. “Both teams are very good, they’re well coached, very disciplined, and we see them all the time

since they’re New England opponents,” Balducci said. “They’re going to be able to manipulate us and challenge us in different ways. What I’m looking for is how do we manage that and do we read the situations well enough to win those games. “If we want to move ourselves forward and play at a higher level, we need to take care of business in the region.”


The New Hampshire

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wildcat gameday


No. 12 UNH vs. Colgate Saturday at noon; Cowell Stadium in Durham, N.H. UNH is 0-1 overall; Colgate is 0-2

UNH rush defense

Key match-up:

Robbie Zauck


Colgate ground attack

The UNH Wildcats take on the defending Patriot League champion Colgate Raiders in their home opener on Saturday at Cowell Stadium. Colgate has given up their first two games of the season while UNH fell 24-21 in their season debut to Central Michigan of the FBS last week. The Wildcats come into this game with a slightly shaken up offense. Star wide receiver R.J. Harris broke his left hand against Central Michigan but will play on Saturday. At running back, Chris Setian and Jimmy Owens are out with knee injuries. Receiver Mike Detroia is still out with an arm injury as well. Colgate’s biggest threat is senior quarterback Gavin McCarney. The Wildcat defense will have to contain McCarney on the ground while still protecting the pass options. McCarney earned 303 passing yards while also rushing for 95 yards last week against Albany. When facing a team with an offense similar to a wishbone or read-option scheme such as Colgate, open field one-on-one tackles are crucial and the Wildcats will have to win in those individual battles.

Four Quarters

Impact Player: Manny Asam With the departure of defensive anchors Matt Evans, Alan Buzbee and Jared Smith, senior Manny Asam is the leader of this new Wildcats defense. To say he has big shoes to fill is an understatement. Last season, the Wildcats struggled with defending the running game and the rush is perhaps the strongest element of the Colgate offense. Asam will have to flex some muscle as a captain and rally the defensive players to hold the Colgate offense back. Colgate runs a spread out offense and uses every inch of the field. Gang tackles will not hold this offense back. Each player will have to win individual battles and make tackles in the open field.

Gavin McCarney

When UNH runs the football

MANNY ASAM Asam needs to lead this charge and exemplify the athleticism that it will take to stop Gavin McCarney and the Colgate offense.

They said it:

“ We take pride in winning at home

and it’s as simple as that. This Saturday, we’re going to get that win.”

Defensive Back Manny Asam

When Colgate runs the football

In the 2012 season, the UNH offense was a wellbalanced, efficient and highly-productive system. The Wildcats running game accounted for just about 50 percent of that productivity. Expect that to rollover into this season as well. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Jimmy Owens and Chris Setian, two big time contributing running backs, are out this weekend. Top running back Nico Steriti will cary the bulk of the workload with support from the quick-footed quarterback Andy Vailas. Dalton Crossan could also get some touches.

Similar to the Wildcats, Colgate splits their production pretty evenly between the run and the pass. Sophomore tailback John Wilkins is the Raiders strongest runner besides quarterback Gavin McCarney, but suffered a season-ending knee injury against Albany last Saturday. McCarney will be the primary target UNH defenders will focus on when it comes to ball movement on the ground. McCarney scored 23 rushing touchdowns last season and averaged 117 rushing yards per game.

When UNH passes the football

When Colgate passes the football

Two weeks ago, Andy Vailas was named the starting quarterback for the Wildcats after a yearlong competion for the role with Sean Goldrich. Although Vailas has the title, head coach Sean McDonnell said Goldrich will have an opportunity for a drive in the game. With R.J. Harris’ role being limited because of a broken left hand, senior receiver Justin Mello could see some more balls thrown his way on Saturday. Mello pulled in five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown against Central Michigan.



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The Wildcats have won 10 of their last 11 games at home.

The Raiders offense rests on the shoulders of Gavin McCarney. While on one hand he is a threat running the ball, McCarney is also keen to throwing the ball for big yards and touchdowns. Last season, McCarney threw 15 touchdown passes and averaged 197 passing yards per game. Last weekend’s game against Albany was McCarney’s second career 300-yard passing game. Senior receiver Dan Cason and junior tight end Kevin O’Connell are the top two players catching balls from McCarney. Colgate has scored only two passing touchdowns this

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Friday, September 13, 2013

The New Hampshire


Logue, Nickerson lift ‘Cats past Crimson


UNH prepares for weekend homestand By JUSTIN LORING STAFF WRITER


Senior Tara Fraprie did not leave the field and played the full 90 minutes on Wednesday against Harvard. By MAX SULLIVAN STAFF WRITER

The UNH women’s soccer team broke a winless streak Wednesday night when they outplayed what coach Sam Lopes called “probably the best UNH 2 team we’ve played this Harvard 1 year,” winning on the road 2-1 over Harvard and advancing to 2-4-1. Junior Jordan Logue and sophomore Kennedy Nickerson both scored in the first half, while freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan held off the Harvard offense long enough to earn the Wildcats’ second win of the season. Borkan also earned her first collegiate win in goal. Harvard’s Margaret Purce notched a goal at the 51 minute mark, but it was not enough to catch Logue’s game winning second goal of the night. Borkan made 11 saves in her second start of the season, bringing her record to 1-1-0. The Wildcats lost their previous two matches, the first and second of three matches played in seven days this past week, including a tough 1-0 loss on Sun\


day to UMass. Lopes said their current record does not reflect the level of play they’ve maintained during this stretch. It wasn’t until their game against Harvard that they got what “they deserved.” “For us, it was a matter of challenging to play the way we’ve played but also having the extra effort we need,” Lopes said. “And as a result, I think the girls really put the effort in collectively to be organized, really controlled their personalities as best they can. They earned that result.” Sunday’s loss was emphasized as a motivator for the girls. Despite leading UMass 14-7 in shots, it was a freak play that did the Wildcats in; a misplaced pass 25 yards from the goal that resulted in the only score of the night. “The UMass player’s intentions were to cross it but miss hit it,” Lope said, “It turned into a cross into a shot and just kind of sailed over our goalkeeper’s head with the wind … it was really against the run of the play.” “We were frustrated. We definitely thought we deserved to win that game,” Nickerson said. “But Coach Lopes defi-

IN THIS ISSUE - Sports Editor Nick Stoico previews the UNH football home opener as the Wildcats take on Colgate. Page 19

nitely motivated us and told us how proud he was of us even though we didn’t get out the results [we wanted].” Lopes is still one to hold his players accountable. As commendable as it is to pin the opponent in its own end for as much of the time as UNH did, it doesn’t dismiss the zero in the score column or the fluke UMass goal. “We were the better team of the two teams on the day, in every aspect,” Lopes said. “But we didn’t have that final play in order to score the goal. It was either too erratic or just too slow. We were just a bit off [offensively] … On the defensive side, you can’t really concede a goal from 25, 30 yards out. That’s a problem in itself.” Not taking the field until next Friday afternoon at Bryant, the Wildcats will be taking advantage of a nine-day layoff, not necessarily by getting some hard earned rest, though. Lopes said he intends to use this week to make sure his players not only maintain their fitness level for next Friday but to potentially improve it as well. He’s been planning all season long to use this W SOCCER continued on Page 18

The UNH field hockey team has started the season 1-3, but its record is deceiving; the team took a road trip to Philadelphia and flew to California for its first four games. Their first loss came at the hands of the No. 2 overall team in the country, Maryland, on Aug 31. Despite the score of 8-4, head coach Robin Balducci was optimistic about her team’s performance. “Quite frankly, I thought we played really well against Maryland,” Balducci said. “We gave up three, what I thought were, ‘soft goals’ that we would defend very differently [now] just by the way we play, so to me as a coach that tells me we’re there, we’re okay. “The second half was a 2-2 game. We stayed with our gameplan and didn’t have to change anything to compete with Maryland, which is a step in the right direction for where we want to be.” Its second loss was a 3-2 shootout loss to Ohio State. The Buckeyes got on the board first, but UNH answered before the end of the first half and scored again just four minutes into the second half to take a 2-1 lead. In the closing seconds, however, Ohio State scored the game-tying goal with just five seconds remaining to send it into overtime. “We had what I consider a mental breakdown and didn’t put the game away,” Balducci said. “We controlled the game well, I was happy with that and our overtime [play]. For the amount of possession time we had, I was disappointed we didn’t generate more scoring [opportunities].” The following weekend, the team traveled to California to take on Stanford and Pacific. Against the Cardinal, the Wildcats took an early lead less than two minutes into the start, but allowed five unanswered goals, including four in the second half, to a final score of 5-1. “I think [the game against] Stanford should have been a 3-1, 3-2 game,” Balducci said. “We gave up a penalty stroke on a bad defensive play and allowed two penalty corner [goals]. Other than that, FIELD HOCKEY continued on Page 18


The field hockey team traveled to California to take on Stanford and University of the Pacific.

VOLLEYBALL (5-3, 0-0)


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IN THIS ISSUE - The UNH volleyball team beat Bryant 3-0 on Wednesday, lifting the Wildcats to a 5-3 overall record. Page 18


The 2nd issue of The New Hampshire's 2013-2014 academic year.