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The women’s soccer team tied Albany 1-1 on Thursday at Cowell Stadium.

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Orchestrating open-minded education, discussion By KEN JOHNSON STAFF WRITER

Sexologist Megan Andelloux opened her presentation on Thursday night with a YouTube video of a tortoise having an orgasm, much to the enjoyment of the 500 people packed into the Granite State Room. From there, she continued to educate and entertain attendees of

“Orchestrating Orgasms” about the merits and science behind sexuality and sexual pleasure. Orchestrating Orgasms, featuring Andelloux, was a lecture/ workshop that covered the biological, sociological and psychological aspects of orgasms . The event was hosted by the Memorial Union Student Organization (MUSO) and was part of the women’s studies pro-

UNH alumna makes second largest donation in UNH history

gram’s Sextober series. Students, faculty and members of the community alike attended the lecture and workshop given by the woman known as the “Princess of Pleasure” and “The Sex-Ed Warrior Queen.” Thankfully, according to Taylor Barclay, arts and lecture director for MUSO, no one was turned

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Maribeth Quinn, who graduated from the UNH nursing program in 1982, has been traveling to Haiti since 2010 to volunteer her time for the Midwives for Haiti organization. This past June, Quinn brought five current UNH nursing students with her.

By JOEL KOST Emmy-award winning television producer (“The Cosby Show,” “That 70s Show, “Third Rock from the Sun”) and UNH 1966 cum laude graduate in English literature Marcy Carsey donated $20 million to the university in support of the creation of the Carsey School for Public Policy. This is the second-largest donation in university history, the first being Peter T. Paul’s donation of $25 million in 2008. “I’m really interested in connecting public policy to really rigorous research so people are making laws and forming polices that actually respond to the facts, like what is actually going on in the real world and communities. It’s a problem people are having, especially these days,” Carsey said. The school will be dedicated to training stu-


Marcy Carsey, class of 1966 alumna and television producer for TV shows such as “The Cosby Show,” gave $20 million to the university to start the Carsey School of Public Policy.


Midwives for Haiti


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Sexologist Megan Andelloux presented to a packed Granite State Room on Thursday night.


Taking learning beyond the classroom



annah Lonstein remembers looking out the window of an aircraft at nothing but tents and dirt, questioning her sanity, wondering why she left the comfort of her home in America. Lonstein, along with five of her peers, was about to embark on a lifechanging journey, living among the poverty and sickness that occurs in a third-world country. This past summer, University of New Hampshire nursing students Lonstein, Jenna Nardone, Erika Harrison, Rachael Croce, Stacie Hale and clinical instructor Maribeth Quinn traveled to Haiti, where they spent eight days together working as student teachers and assisting midwives in the villages of Haiti. Quinn has been the faculty member that travels with student volunteers each year since 2010. She graduated from the UNH nursing program in 1982, and has since worked as a labor nurse, midwife and


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9 October, deemed “Sextober,” features a selection of events focusing on sexuality, relationships and love.

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continued from page 1 now teaches at UNH and in Haiti, through Midwives For Haiti. Although the students are all part of the UNH nursing program, their trip was not affiliated with the university. In addition to their required clinical and practicum experience, many students choose to supplement their education with nursing assistant jobs, volunteer work, etc. After completing their ‘Maternal and Newborn Nursing’ clinical rotation, where Quinn served as their instructor, Lonstein, Nardone, Harrison, Croce and Hale decided that Midwives for Haiti would be a reallife nursing experience that would be invaluable to their nursing education. Midwives For Haiti was developed for the purpose of teaching “Haitian men and women the midwifery skills that make them skilled birth attendants,” according to In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that as many as one in 28 Haitian mothers die in childbirth. Midwives For Haiti has played a crucial part in providing aid to combat this tragedy as volunteers teach others how to properly care for mothers and babies. Nursing students at UNH have always had the opportunity to contribute to this cause.

“What I bring home is gratitude.”

Maribeth Quinn

UNH clinical instructor, Midwives for Haiti volunteer

Nardone explained how they made the decision to go in the first place. “We trusted Maribeth a lot, and it was comforting that it was all of our first time in a third world country,” Nardone said. “We knew it would be an experience that wouldn’t be able to be had anywhere else,” Harrison said. Quinn explained how Haiti is not on the approved list for student travel, so there was no credit or funding that the girls could have received, and the decision to go was solely volunteer-based. Croce spoke about the stereotypes Haiti has in America, and how they perceived their surroundings as they arrived. “I traveled to Italy one time, and I actually felt safer in Haiti than I did in Italy. There are so many negative connotations that are associated with Haiti, but when we got there we realized that the stereotypes weren’t true,” Croce said. “We definitely stood out. Our translator would tell us that they would say some funny things about us. We felt a lot of people staring at us, but it was just because we were different,” Lonstein said. The girls stayed in a house that was reserved for midwife volunteers and students. A large gate, complete with guards for their safety, surrounded the home. 

“It was actually really luxurious,” Lonstein said. During their stay, the group enjoyed home-cooked meals, laundered clothing and housekeeping, all made possible by the staff that is employed through the organization. The volunteers would also be driven back and forth from the hospitals at night.

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her abilities. “One of the nuns grabbed me and said, ‘I need your help.’ She handed me a little baby that was so malnourished and so sick, and they needed me to hold him so they could put oxygen on him. I just looked at my friend and started crying,” Nardone said. Despite all the shock and in-

“We knew it would be an experience that

wouldn’t be able to be had anywhere else.”

Erika Harrison Student volunteer

“It’s no different from other places in the world, you don’t walk by yourself at night,” Quinn said. Nardone said that whenever they were going to a clinic, the only way of getting there besides walking was having the “taxi drivers” bring you on their motorized scooters. “I guess you just trust people there, which is something I didn’t really expect to be able to do,” Lonstein said. The Midwives for Haiti program had formed an alliance with an orphanage in town, so everyone in the community knew what these women were doing there. “It’s just their nature to be non-violent and friendly,” Quinn said. “The people in the town are just smiling, and saying hello.” In Haiti, it is the norm that whatever you may possess, you will share with others. The girls talked about how they would bring snacks into town and observe that the receiver of the food would share it with everyone around, even if it were a miniscule amount. “I could never eat [the snacks] because I knew there were so many kids with no food,” Lonstein said. Lonstein described a time when she brought a Nature Valley bar on an outing and gave it to their translator. “He literally took a nibble,” Lonstein said, “and then told us to go give the rest to a little girl.” She explained how the little girl proceeded to share it with all her friends. “What I bring home is gratitude,” Quinn said. “They would be on the hill behind our house each morning, singing, thanking God for the mangos. And before every day, all the students would hold hands and sing praise for being able to be in this program, and have the chance to learn how to save the babies and mamas of Haiti.” When asked what the most difficult part of their experience was, Croce spoke for everyone when she said, “The hardest part for me was seeing the poverty every day. There are all those malnourished kids with big pot bellies, and it was heartbreaking to see.” “I don’t think any of us got homesick for America,” Lonstein said. “That wasn’t important at the time. What we were there to accomplish was more important to us.” Nardone explains how, at first, she was in shock at the situations she was put into, and felt unsure of

tensity of the situations they were dealing with, the student volunteers made huge strides and their confidence grew. Quinn described a time when the girls taught a large group of Haitian students how to conduct gestational age testing to determine the maturity of the newborn baby. “I didn’t think that I’d ever have the chance, as a student, to teach midwives how to do such an important thing,” Nardone said. The group of six is now making strides to help raise money to replace and repair what is known as the “Pink Jeep.” Used to transport volunteers 37 miles back and forth to their destinations, this is an extremely important piece for the success of the program. The vehicle is also used for transporting midwives who work the mobile clinics each day, and bringing mothers in the prenatal stage to the hospital. Babies have even been delivered in the back of the Jeep, and right now it is out of service due to the rough landscape it travels. There are plans in the works for a fundraiser at UNH to help pay for the Jeep. Now back at home, the girls have had time to reflect on their life-changing experience. They have all decided they want to work as midwives and, one day, return to Haiti. “It definitely made me realize that I want to be a labor and delivery nurse,” Croce said, “and further my education and become a midwife. I loved the rush of the delivery, and just knowing we were able to help the mom and baby.” “We communicated with these people through smiles,” Harrison said. Nardone described their last morning in Haiti: a picturesque scene with the girls sitting atop the hill behind their Haitian home, and a gorgeous sunrise peaking from behind gray clouds. Nardone related the scene to their trip as a whole. “At first we didn’t know what we were doing, but in the end, it was the most beautiful experience. You had to give it time, and trust, and go with the flow,” Nardone said. “It made me reflect on my life, and see everything I have taken for granted, especially after having such a rough year in school. Education is the biggest thing [Haitians] have in their life, and it really taught me that it’s just the little things in life that matter.”

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While in Haiti, the nursing students were responsible for assisting the midwives, sorting medication, etc. The girls worked in mobile clinics around the country, traveling and delivering supplies in a pink van, which later broke down. They are in the process of organizing a fundraiser to help fix the van.



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 dents to be leaders in the States and around the world in a variety of subjects, including political science, public administration and sociology. “This gift will transform the future leadership of our country,” UNH President Mark Huddleston said in a press release. “Marcy’s support for this interdisciplinary approach to public policy is forward thinking and crucial to our advancement as an institution. Together we will develop the informed and engaged leaders our nation needs.” This is Carsey’s second donation to the university. The first was in May 2002, when she donated the $7.5 million that established the Carsey Institute at UNH. The Carsey Institute, according to its

website, “conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development” and gives “policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities.” “UNH tends to have an alumni body that has a particular fondness for the school,” Carsey said. “I’m an alumni that has a great fondness of the school. It’s part of my way to express my appreciation for that.” Her donation also comes in after UNH’s largest fundraising year in university history. The UNH Foundation was able to raise $35.8 million during the 2013 fiscal year, beating its previous record of $29.9 million in 2002. A national search for the school’s first director will be conducted before any other plans or projects move forward.


Marcy Carsey previously donated $7.5 million in 2002 that established the Carsey Institute.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 away. Barclay checked the fire codes for the room and researched how to accommodate the hundreds who poured into the room. Andelloux is a certified clinical sexologist and educator who holds lectures and workshops across the United States on various sexual issues. According to her website, Andelloux has lectured at over “75 institutions of higher education, medical institutions and in most of the Ivy League universities.” She started out studying marine biology, but became interested in sex when friends came to her with questions about masturbation, orgasms, birth control and asked why they weren’t having fun. Andelloux didn’t understand why people had so many of the same questions about sex and became interested in starting conversations about the subject; Andelloux then changed her major to human sexuality. She has worked for Planned Parenthood, a feminist-run sex-toy shop and, in 2010, she founded The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Pawtucket, R.I., and The Study Sex College Tour. “The work that I do, every lecture/workshop, [explains] that it is okay to talk about sexuality, that it is healthy,” Andelloux said. According to Andelloux, sexuality is an important aspect of our health, and she is trying to start a conversation about sex. Her goal is to have people leaving the event feeling more comfortable with their

Friday, October 4, 2013 bodies and being safer in their sexual experiences. Andelloux does 40 to 45 lectures on college campuses each year. The Orchestrating Orgasms event started with the comical video of two turtles having sex, before getting into the topics of what orgasms are, how to have them, what prevents orgasms, myth busting and then a wrap-up of everything.

“The work that I

do, every lecture/ workshop, [explains] that it is okay to talk about sexuality, that it is healthy.”

Megan Andelloux Sexologist

During the course of the event, there was a clitoris demonstration with a vulva puppet, information on safe toy use, and a Kegel exercise audience participation event, among many other themes. People who participated received vibrators, restraint systems, butt-plugs and other assorted sexual toys. “Such a great way to start off the semester,” Andelloux said. She said she also liked how caring everyone was towards each other in the audience. The event exceeded expectations and everyone gained from it, Barclay said. Crystal Delights – a manufac-


turer of erotic toys – has been one of the sponsors of Andelloux’s events for three years. It’s good that people sit in a group and talk about sex, according to Shellie Yarnell, creative director of Crystal Delights. One of the things that Yarnell said she has noticed over the last three years is that, originally, more girls than guys showed up, but now the distribution of girls and guys are about equal. “I think that sexuality is normal, it’s okay,” Andrew Schwartz, owner of Crystal Delights, said. “I love sponsoring Megan, I think that she has a really good way to tell her story that engages these kids,” Yarnell said. “Look at how they sat here for this event and they were just as engaged at the end as they were in the beginning.” Not everyone seemed as open to discussing sexuality as Andelloux and event attendees, however. On Thursday, the blog Barstool Sports Boston published a post citing concerns by Ashley Pratte, executive director of Cornerstone Action. Pratte did not immediately respond to a request to comment. Erika Mantz, director of Media Relations at UNH, said she wasn’t aware of any complaints about the show. “[It’s] great that the school allowed this event to go on,” Andelloux said. “All publicity is good publicity,” Barclay said, adding that many people who hadn’t heard about the event probably came and learned something because of the blog post. Barclay said she plans on bringing more events like this to campus.



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Police shoot, kill driver after Capitol Hill chase Res Life and the Career Center By BRADLEY KLAPPER ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child was unhurt. “I’m pretty confident this was not an accident,” said Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier. Still, Capitol Police said there appeared to be no terrorist link. The woman apparently was unarmed. Tourists, congressional staff and even some senators watched as a caravan of law enforcement vehicles chased a black Infiniti with Connecticut license plates down Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol. House and Senate lawmakers, inside debating how to end a government shutdown, briefly shuttered their chambers as Capitol Police shut down the building. The woman’s car at one point had been surrounded by police cars and she managed to escape, careening around a traffic circle and past the north side of the Capitol. Video shot by a TV camerman showed police pointing firearms at her car before she rammed a Secret Service vehicle and continued driving. Lanier said police shot and killed her a block northeast of the historic building. One Secret Service member and a 23-year veteran of the Capitol Police were injured. Officials said

they are in good condition and expected to recover. “This appears to be an isolated, singular matter, with, at this point, no nexus to terrorism,” said Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine. Law-enforcement authorities identified the woman as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Conn. The authorities spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge the information publicly. Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia said the FBI was executing a search warrant at a Stamford address in connection with the investigation. Police officers had cordoned off a condominium building and the surrounding neighborhood in the shoreline city. The pursuit began when the car sped onto a driveway leading to the White House, over a set of lowered barricades. When the driver couldn’t get through a second barrier, she spun the car in the opposite direction, flipping a Secret Service officer over the hood of the car as she sped away, said B.J. Campbell, a tourist from Portland, Ore. Then the chase began. “The car was trying to get away. But it was going over the median and over the curb,” said Matthew Coursen, who was watching from a cab window when the Infiniti sped by him. “The car got boxed in and that’s when I saw an officer of some kind draw his weapon and fire shots into the car.” Police shot and killed the driver just outside the Hart Senate Office Building, where many senators

have their offices. Dine said an officer took the child from the car to a hospital. She was not injured and was placed in protective custody, Capitol Police said. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who said he was briefed by the Homeland Security Department, said he did not think the woman was armed. “There was no return fire,” he said. A few senators between the Capitol and their office buildings said they heard the shots. “We heard three, four, five pops,” said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. Police ordered Casey and nearby tourists to crouch behind a car for protection, then hustled everyone into the Capitol. Others witnessed the incident, too. “There were multiple shots fired and the air was filled with gunpowder,” said Berin Szoka, whose office at a technology think tank overlooks the shooting scene. The shooting comes two weeks after a mentally disturbed employee terrorized the Navy Yard with a shotgun, leaving 13 people dead including the gunman. Before the disruption, lawmakers had been trying to find common ground to end a government shutdown. The House had just finished approving legislation aimed at partly lifting the government shutdown by paying National Guard and Reserve members. Capitol Police on the plaza around the Capitol said they were working without pay as the result of the shutdown.


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collaborate to advise students By DANIELLE LEBLANC STAFF WRITER

Many students living in dorms look to their hall directors for advice and guidance. Lately, this has also included guidance in terms of career and internship advice. This new trend has led to the collaboration of UNH Residential Life and the UNH Career Center. Over the summer, Residential Life decided to start this new partnership so hall directors would feel more prepared and experienced for these types of conversations with residents. According to Ruth Ablemann, associate director of Residential Life, this partnership is extremely new. “We collaborated with the UNH Career Center because we had reports of many students going to their hall directors for internship and career advice,” Ablemann said. According to Ablemann, the idea of the collaboration is to offer the many different services the Career Center has to give. “We want to help them make the most of their four years at UNH,” Ablemann said. “In particular, zoom in on some more careerrelated areas.” This new partnership includes an internal committee made up of Ablemann and a group of hall directors. Members of this internal committee met up with members of the UNH Career Center staff once a month for training. “The biggest thing was training them,” Krystal Hicks, associate director of career support and employer outreach, said. “We wanted to provide them with a lot of information and resources.” Those in Residential Life involved with the partnership were trained on how to have career and internship conversations with students, and how to provide information about the UNH Career Center, and resources such as LinkedIn. “It’s about beefing up resources,” Hicks said. “We’re thrilled to partner with them.” According to Hicks, the Residential Life and the UNH Career Center staffs also met up as a way to become familiar with each other’s staff. “It was for Residential Life to get to know our staff and knowing who to refer if something comes their way that they think we might be better suited for,” Hicks said. This new partnership is primarily about more communication and a strong relationship between the two departments, Hicks said. “It’s not about hall directors having one-on-one, hour-long career appointments with their resident, that’s what we’re for,” Hicks said. “But if students don’t hear about it, they don’t come.” Hetzel Hall Director Stan Horton shares Hick’s thought about the new partnership. Horton is one of the six hall directors in the Residential Life internal committee in this collaboration. “We’re spending a lot of time promoting the Career Center in the halls,” Horton said. “If we hear students talking about being lost in life, in terms of careers and majors, we can get more involved.” One of the most exciting things

about this new partnership, however, is the Jackson Career Explorer. The Jackson Career Explorer is an instrument that students can take to help them learn more about themselves, their interests, possible work styles and work personality traits. According to Ablemann, the purpose of this is to help students begin the process of building a career path while in college. Half of the hall directors were trained on using the Jackson Career Explorer. As part of the training, hall directors also took the inventory. “When we took the inventory most of us were more concrete in what we enjoyed and didn’t like, there wasn’t a lot of us in the middle,” Horton said. “But a lot of students, I think, are in the middle.” This inventory will help to distinguish between what’s a passion and what’s a hobby, said Horton. The Jackson Career Explorer only takes 20 minutes for a student to complete online. Once the training is complete, hall directors can then meet with the student to help them interpret the results and set some goals based on what they have learned. “It’s a great food for thought for students who are wondering or worried about their future,” Ablemann said. Also, because Residential Life is collaborating with the UNH Career Center, the center will also have access to the results. “So, if a student chose to follow up with someone from the Career Center they could pull up the inventory for that student and not start from scratch,” Ablemann said. Students also seem to be responding positively to the new collaboration between Residential Life and the UNH Career Center. “I think it’s a great idea,” Dana Hanf, a junior, said. “I think it’s a great way to let others know about the resources in the Career Center and might motivate others to go.” However, this new partnership is still a work in progress. “This partnership is a continuous thing,” Ablemann said. This includes the next step of training, which is to shadow one of the professionals at the UNH Career Center. Residential Life and the UNH Career Center have monthly meetings to talk about what’s going well and what needs to be worked on. According to Ablemann, she hopes to attain many other benefits from this new collaboration as it continues to grow. “There are certain things that employers are looking for when they hire students graduating from college,” Ablemann said. “We think it is important to be able to share these with students so they can be mindful of these as they plan their experiences in college.” With the collaboration with the UNH Career Center, hall directors are also hoping to help students in areas like writing résumés and helping students understand the importance of engaging in leadership positions and internships. “It’s not about hall directors and the Career Center giving answers but looking at all the different possibilities,” Horton said.


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Telepresence at UNH connects State Medicaid researchers to offshore ships commission starts By CATIE HALL Staff Writer

With 12 monitors on one wall and more computers, desks and communications systems against another, the telepresence room at UNH is technology that might look at home on the “Star Trek” U.S.S. Enterprise. The telepresence room, among other ocean science projects, was one of the highlights at Ocean Discovery Day on the UNH campus on Saturday, Sept. 21. Tara Hicks-Johnson is an outreach specialist for the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at UNH. She said that the purpose of Ocean Discovery Day is to let the community know about the science going on in the lab. According to Brian Calder, research associate professor at the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, almost every federal research project has an outreach component. In one way or another, the money ends up coming from the public purse. “It’s really part of our job to tell people what we do,” he said. In order to tell people what they do, the lab hosts Ocean Discovery Day, which celebrated its fourth anniversary this year and draws more people each time. Calder said the first year of Ocean Discovery Day brought out a couple hundred people. This year, there were over 1,000 visitors. Therefore, it was no surprise that eager middle school students filed in and out of the telepresence room while they shot questions at Adam Skarke, a physical scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. There were displays on each of the monitors in the telepresence room on Ocean Discovery Day that showcased pictures from ship explorations that used high-definition cameras to take pictures and videos hundreds of meters below the ocean’s surface. Children asked about the fish that had multiple protrusions or bulbous bodies; adults asked how it all worked. UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping webpage explains that there are few telepresence rooms in the country, making UNH a unique home. The master console is at the University of Rhode Island. Based on the webpage description, “The purpose of these telepresence consoles is to conduct research remotely, collaborate with researchers who are unable to be on location, educate the public and promote international collaboration. UNH has participated in over a dozen research missions using this technology since the system came online in 2005.” To break it down, Skarke said the purpose of the telepresence room is to connect to ships with live feed from the Remotely Operated Vehicle on board and commu-

nications systems. The government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration webpage describes the technology of the ROV, which “consists of a bell-shaped camera sled, a science-class ROV and a small xBot, all of which can operate as deep as 6,000 meters.” Skarke made it clear that the ROV can lead to more thorough sea exploration. The mission, he said, is to go where no one has been before. The ship stops when the crew believes they find something interesting, Skarke said, and can send down a ROV that has high-definition, movie-quality cameras and mechanical arms. In essence, what the ROV sees, the crew sees. The feed gets transmitted from the bottom of the ocean, to the ship, to a satellite and then to the telepresence room. Skarke coordinates sea expeditions, and he said that he only has 19 beds on the ship. That means that the ship cannot hold experts in every field, like physics, because they don’t know what they will find. Instead, experts can come into the telepresence room or view its live-feed online. Without having to be on the ship, the experts can analyze the feed and explain to crewmembers onboard what to do next.

UNH has participated in over a dozen research missions using this technology since the system came online in 2005. Skarke said that hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of scientists all over the world are involved in the exploration and conversation about what the crew is seeing because of the telepresence technology. Although the telepresence technology is seven years old at UNH, Calder said scientists are still finding new and surprising ways to use it. “I think it has changed the way we think about doing science on the ocean,” Calder said. The telepresence room has been affecting the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at UNH since it was first launched. For the past seven years, Calder said the telepresence room has changed how sea explorers experience the scientific method. Calder explained that, typically, scientists propose a hypothesis and then develop an experiment to prove or disprove their initial hypothesis. When they finish their work, they usually have a conclusion to their hypothesis. However, the exploration ships go by a different scientific method. “What the ships of explora-

tion do that the telepresence console supports is to try and change that slightly,” Calder said, “so that instead of focusing on ‘Here’s the hypothesis, we want to go here and do some work, please give us money’ – which is how it typically works – the ships of exploration, the goal is to work with old questions and form new questions, so go to places where we haven’t been before or we were a very long time ago, but the instruments weren’t as good.” As an example, Calder said a ship from France moved across the Atlantic when it ran into problems with some of its equipment. Before the telepresence room, Calder said they would have had to send people out to the ship and spend several days trying to figure out the problem and get everything working again. With the travel to and from the ship, that method was timeconsuming and costly. Therefore, with the ship from France, Calder and other scientists got in touch via the telepresence room and helped troubleshoot. “We got the ship to send us a video-feed of what they were seeing,” Calder said, “and then we had scientists and the director sit at the console here [at UNH]. We had the engineer from the manufacturer in Seattle and then the Director of Operations for the ship was in … Ireland. We had everybody telepresenced together and, over the course of two hours, we ran a whole bunch of tests.” In the several hours that the team was working, they remediated the problem over the telepresence system. While the telepresence room gives scientists a new way to look at ocean science, it’s not all good, Calder said. On Sept. 9, 2001, Calder and his crew were surveying in the Gulf of Mexico when their sonar broke. They had to go into port, and Calder said everyone was depressed to have the equipment stall. However, everyone got to experience something that lifted their spirits and reminded them why they came. “We were cruising into Panama City and it was glassy cap outside – it was like Mill Pond,” Calder said. “The moon was out, really, really bright, no clouds, flat caps. Everyone was on the back deck … and just when we were leaning on the rail thinking [we were not having] much fun, a dolphin came right up to the ship and crested just under the water so it had this thin film of water over its head, broke the water, breathed, then went back under the water.” Calder explained that most of the people he works with love going out to sea. When he talked about the dolphins in the Gulf, his face beamed. “Something you miss if you’re not actually at sea,” Calder said after he explained his encounter with dolphins. “So, that’s one of the downsides to telepresence.”

narrowing discussion By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press

CONCORD — A special panel considering whether New Hampshire should expand its Medicaid program to poor adults broadly agreed Wednesday to recommend adding residents under age 65 who earn up to 138 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

If New Hampshire decides to expand its Medicaid program as part of the law, the federal government would pick up the full cost for the first three years and 90 percent over the long haul. The majority agreed with the overall idea of expanding Medicaid for those earning about $15,000 a year for a single adult and $32,500 annually for a family of four, while relying as much as possible on private insurance. They differed, however, on what circumstances should automatically trigger a shut down if the expansion became too costly. New Hampshire’s current Medicaid program covers lowincome children, parents with nondisabled children under 18, pregnant women, elderly residents and people with disabilities. The commission was established as a compromise in the budget debate. Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and the Democratic-led House wanted to authorize Medicaid expansion in the budget bill, but the Republican-led Senate insisted on establishing a commission to study the issue first.


The panel faces an Oct. 15 deadline to make recommendations to the Legislature, and began voting on half a dozen key elements of a proposed expansion plan, including the covered population and involvement with the private insurance market. Members backed expanding an existing program where the state pays to keep someone on his or her employer’s private insurance plan if it’s more cost-effective than Medicaid and making the program mandatory, though doing so would require a federal waiver. They also voted in favor of giving those who aren’t eligible for that program the option to get individual premium assistance to purchase private insurance through the new online markets central to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. If New Hampshire decides to expand its Medicaid program as part of the law, the federal government would pick up the full cost for the first three years and 90 percent over the long haul. Most panel members also voted in favor of requiring the Legislature to reauthorize the program if the federal government reduces its support. Rep. Neal Kurk suggested requiring the Legislature to reauthorize the program if the state’s costs increased by more than 20 percent a year. “There are very limited financial resources in this state and we need to make very sure we can afford what we do,” he said, noting projections that show the state’s costs increasing $20 million in 2022 and beyond. “That sounds like a new tax to me.” But other members disagreed, and no consensus was reached on the issue. The panel meets again Tuesday.

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Dover to celebrate 29th annual Apple Harvest Day By CORINNE HOLROYD news WRITER

Dover, N.H., will hold its 29th annual Apple Harvest Day this Saturday, Oct. 5. Apple Harvest Day includes vendors, six stages for performances and a 5K road race. Last year over 50,000 people visited downtown Dover for the free event and planning committee members are hoping for an even bigger year. “We are expecting more people this year,” Christine Goodwin, the Apple Harvest Day committee chair, said, “first of all because its popularity has grown each year, secondly because it is going to be a gorgeous day, and thirdly, the 5K road race that starts the festival has more runners signed up than ever before.” The 5K road race is slotted to start at 8:30 a.m., with the starting line placed on River Street. There will then be an opening ceremony, complete with a performance from the Dover High School Marching Band, to start Apple Harvest Day, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Dover will then be filled with different stations and stages to enjoy. “There will be over 300 street vendors offering everything from arts and crafts to apple vendors to

non-profit organizations,” Dover’s Community Events Manager Michael Mengers said. “There will be six performance stages with a mix of musical, theatrical and dance performances.” Performances will include UNH’s own Sisters in Step and Gretchen and the Pickpockets – scheduled to perform at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. “The [community will include] crafters, food vendors, musicians ... [a] ‘Children’s Park’ with pony rides, a train that travels around the lower Henry Law Park alongside the Cocheco River, petting zoo, inflatables … the list goes on and on,” Goodwin said. “[Downtown will be filled] with sights and sounds and the delicious aroma of apple cobbler, apple crisp, apple cider and cider donuts.” Country radio station WOKQ will host an apple pie contest, which Goodwin said is always popular. Additionally, there are “four apple orchards” throughout the festival where patrons can take home bags of apples. Apple Harvest Day planning takes a lot of work every year, according to both Goodwin and Mengers. “Planning the event takes approximately nine months for the

staff of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and 20 plus members of the Apple Harvest Day to organize,” Mengers said. “Not to mention, we need over 200 volunteers on the day of the event.” Goodwin said that the committee meets twice per month, starting in April. The committee also has to find the 200 volunteers for the day. “Volunteers are solicited, and we are fortunate to have numerous returning volunteers,” Goodwin said, “including several student groups from UNH.” Both Mengers and Goodwin think that UNH students would enjoy Apple Harvest Day, especially with their families during UNH’s upcoming Family Weekend. “Dover is only 10 minutes away from Durham and the Wildcat Transit line will drop you right at the Festival,” Mengers said. “UNH students will enjoy walking Central Avenue and Henry Law Avenue looking at all of the vendors, as well as the 25-plus musical acts that will be performing throughout the day. It is free of charge to attend.” “It’s a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your college student and parents with so many things for both ages to enjoy together,” Goodwin said.

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Effects of government shutdown felt across state By AP STAFF Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — Federal facilities throughout New Hampshire were feeling the effects of the government shutdown Tuesday, from furloughed workers at military facilities to forest rangers standing down in the White Mountains. New Hampshire Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen joined forces to try to keep the civilian and military employees at two large installations important to the state on the job during the government shutdown. In a letter sent Tuesday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Ayotte, a Republican, and Shaheen, a Democrat, said the missions of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the air refueling wing at Pease International Tradeport are vital to national security. Shaheen is the chairwoman and Ayotte the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee, giving them oversight of Defense Department depots and shipyards. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers were sent home Tuesday after Congress failed to agree on a spending bill to keep government running. The shipyard has a contingent of about 4,700 civilians. “The need to maintain military readiness, even in a shutdown, is absolutely critical,” they wrote.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan said she shares people’s frustration over Congress’s inability to avert the shutdown and said it will cause unnecessary hardship to New Hampshire families. Hassan said New Hampshire will continue to carry out the normal functions of state government, although there may be some disruption in individual programs that are not yet funded. The governor’s office said the National Guard would be among the hardest hit, lacking the funding to pay technicians and utility bills. Lt. Col. Greg Heilshorn, the public affairs officer for the Guard, said 332 members — 204 from the Army Guard and 128 from the Air Guard — have been furloughed out of a total force of 2,800. For many of the furloughed members, it’s their second forced time-off this year: They had to take six unpaid days over the summer as a result of the mandatory across-the-board spending cuts. “I would characterize the atmosphere as frustrated, angry and very unsettled,” he said. Members could tap resources such as the Chaplain’s Emergency Relief Fund if the shutdown drags on, Heilshorn said. “Certainly the stress level is going to go up,” he said. Elsewhere, the U.S. Forest Service was closed, meaning all but the most essential services were closed in the White Mountains National Forest.

In Brief 10 women from Mass., NH face charges for brawl LOWELL, Mass. — Ten young women from Massachusetts and New Hampshire have been charged in connection with a brawl at a Dracut park that was recorded and posted on YouTube. The women are between the ages of 17 and 20 and are all from Dracut, Mass., and the adjacent town of Pelham, N.H. The Sun reports that a 19-year-old Dracut woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault and battery and disorderly

conduct in connection with the March 13, 2012, fight at Veterans Park. She was released without bail. The others have received court summonses. Police say one participant broke her hand and another may have suffered a concussion. The voices of several males can be heard cheering in the background. The fight was apparently sparked by a dispute between the girls that started online.

Autopsy: NH man in police standoff shot self DOVER— New Hampshire authorities say a Dover man involved in a standoff and an exchange of gunfire with police died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The state attorney general says an autopsy has concluded that 50-year-old Frank Thompson died of a gunshot wound to the chest in a suicide. Authorities say Thompson had another gunshot wound in the abdomen. Police had responded to a do-


mestic disturbance call Monday night that a man had assaulted a 32-year-old woman with a hammer in an apartment complex. Police transported the woman to the hospital and evacuated other residents. Police said Thompson came to the door and fired multiple shots at police. The officers returned fire; they were not hurt. The standoff ended at about 4 a.m. Tuesday when authorities said the man was dead.

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Pills from poop VOX to host first “Minute to cure serious gut Win It: Sex Edition” Oct. 8 infections By SAMEER PANESAR Contributing Writer


Hold your nose and don’t spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people’s poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections — a less yucky way to do “fecal transplants.” Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help. It’s a gross topic but a serious problem. Half a million Americans get Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections each year, and about 14,000 die. The germ causes nausea, cramping and diarrhea so bad it is often disabling. A very potent and pricey antibiotic can kill C-diff but also destroys good bacteria that live in the gut, leaving it more susceptible to future infections.

“ The approach

that Dr. Louie has is completely novel — no one else has done this. I am optimistic that this type of preparation will make these procedures much easier for patients and for physicians.”

Dr. Curtis Donsky

Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center Recently, studies have shown that fecal transplants — giving infected people stool from a healthy donor — can restore that balance. But they’re given through expensive, invasive procedures like colonoscopies or throat tubes. Doctors also have tried giving the stool through enemas but the treatment doesn’t always take hold. There even are YouTube videos on how to do a similar treatment at home via an enema. A study in a medical journal of a small number of these “do-ityourself” cases suggests the approach is safe and effective. Dr. Thomas Louie, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary, devised a better way — a one-time treatment custom-made for each patient. Donor stool, usually from a relative, is processed in the lab to take out food and extract the bacteria and clean it. It is packed into triple-coated gel capsules so they won’t dissolve until they reach the intestines. “There’s no stool left — just stool bugs. These people are not eating poop,” and there are no

smelly burps because the contents aren’t released until they’re well past the stomach, Louie said. Days before starting the treatment, patients are given an antibiotic to kill the C-diff. On the morning of the treatment, they have an enema so “the new bacteria coming in have a clean slate,” Louie said. It takes 24 to 34 capsules to fit the bacteria needed for a treatment, and patients down them in one sitting. The pills make their way to the colon and seed it with the normal variety of bacteria. Louie described 27 patients treated this way on Thursday at IDWeek, an infectious diseases conference in San Francisco. All had suffered at least four C-diff infections and relapses, but none had a recurrence after taking the poop pills. Margaret Corbin, 69, a retired nurse’s aide from Calgary, told of the misery of C-diff. “It lasted for two years. It was horrible. I thought I was dying. I couldn’t eat. Every time I ate anything or drank water I was into the bathroom,” she said. “I never went anywhere, I stayed home all the time.” With her daughter as the donor, she took pills made by Louie two years ago, and “I’ve been perfectly fine since,” Corbin said. Dr. Curtis Donskey of the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, who has done fecal transplants through colonoscopies, praised the work. “The approach that Dr. Louie has is completely novel — no one else has done this,” he said. “I am optimistic that this type of preparation will make these procedures much easier for patients and for physicians.” The treatment now must be made fresh for each patient so the pills don’t start to dissolve at room temperature, because their water content would break down the gel coating. Minnesota doctors are testing freezing stool, which doesn’t kill the bacteria, so it could be stored and shipped anywhere a patient needed it. “You could have a universal donor in Minnesota provide a transplant for someone in Florida. That’s where we’re heading,” Donskey said. Other researchers are trying to find which bacteria most help fight off C-diff. Those might be grown in a lab dish and given to patients rather than the whole spectrum of bacteria in stool. The hope is “we could administer that as a probiotic in a pill form,” Donskey said. Louie sees potential for the poop pills for other people with out-of-whack gut bacteria, such as hospitalized patients vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant germs. “This approach, to me, has wide application in medicine,” he said. “So it’s not just about C-diff.”

In celebration of Sextober, Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX), a semester-old club dedicated, according to their WildcatLink page, to “educating, empowering and uniting the voices within our community regarding contemporary feminist issues,” will be holding a Minute to Win It: Sex Edition event on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 334 in the Memorial Union Building.

students reconcile these issues in their own lives.” There will be events and programs throughout the month, such as various workshops, lectures and events, which are open to all university students. “All the month’s events are safe and inclusive to all members of our community,” Duttry said. The Minute to Win It Event will feature a spin on classic games and teams will be able to compete for prizes. “Some games include ‘20 Euphemisms For..,’ ‘Telephone a.k.a.

“Some games include ‘20 Euphemisms For..,’ ‘Telephone a.k.a. Phone Sex’ and ‘Pictionary.’ The purpose of the event is to get the conversation going about healthy sexual relationships, intimacy and consent.”

Caitlin Duttry

Founding member of VOX “Sextober [is a month] to explore love, sex, intimacy and relationships by focusing on how sexuality is manifested in our culture,” Caitlin Duttry, a founding member of VOX, said. Duttry is also organizing the Minute to Win It event. “We also hope to help

Phone Sex’ and ‘Pictionary,’” Duttry said. “The purpose of the event is to get the conversation going about healthy sexual relationships, intimacy and consent.” Duttry also said she hopes that the experience will be educational, yet fun and enjoyable.

“We hope that our participants will take away some knowledge about sex they did not know before and are able to share it with their friends,” Duttry said. Duttry emphasized the importance of having a safe environment to explore usually taboo issues. “We hope that players will have fun and laugh a lot, because sometimes that is the best environment to learn things that are often taboo to talk about,” Duttry said. She also highlighted the difference between discussing sexual topics in the media mainstream versus a safe, contained experience. “The point of the event is to get people comfortable talking and learning about sex and sexuality, and not just in the reductive, commodified manner in which mass media deals with sex,” Duttry said. Eventually, she said she hopes to inspire confidence in her fellow students to discuss issues of an intimate nature with others. “We ultimately want the conversation of safe sex to be opened up and spread among our fellow peers,” Duttry said. “I’m looking forward to a comedic learning experience.”

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Org. PLAN dreams of waste-free campus, wins Social Business Innovation Challenge with idea By CALEB FARRIN Contributing Writer

What if the University of New Hampshire could be a campus with zero waste? A team of UNH students, belonging to an organization called PLAN (Post-Landfill Action Network) have long pondered this idea and have suggested the positive effects of a greener, more eco-friendly campus. Their business proposal of their organization’s goals of eliminating waste and building a selfsustaining infrastructure for their fledgling non-profit earned them the top spot in the first statewide Social Business Innovation Challenge. The contest, hosted by the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the Carsey Institute and the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, asked college students and community members throughout the state to create a proposal in which a social or environmental problem would be solved through an innovative and market-based solution on a national or global level. Sixteen teams were chosen for the final round, and recent UNH guest speaker and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus presented members Alex Freid, Tyler Loranger and Sophie Rathjen with their awards and cash prize of $4,200 to assist with everyday costs of the organization. The ultimate goal of PLAN is to make UNH completely wastefree. Everything can be used in

one way or another, but not thrown away. “Recycling, upcycling, refurbishing, reusing; we just need to find a home for items that isn’t a dumpster,” Freid said. “When the only solution is a dumpster, everything is trash.” The members of PLAN also reiterated that UNH has an opportunity to be a leader in national waste reduction. An economic model that contained economies of scale highlighted PLAN’s business proposal. A cooperative model to access discounts for waste reduction project-related costs was also included. PLAN noted that they would create preferred vendor-partner agreements that could leverage buying power to give discounts on large-scale waste transportation and recycling programs to students. The proposal also contained a solution in which these programs could become self-sustaining after a period of time. The preliminary funding would come from membership fees paid by the campuses to access the discounted services. The origins of PLAN started in 2011, with the beginning of UNH’s Trash 2 Treasure program. This initiative took left-behind or unwanted items from college dorm rooms and sold them in a large-scale yard saletype atmosphere, preventing many of these items from ending up in the trash. This program greatly benefited both the university and students

by eliminating waste disposal costs, eliminating waste products and, in the end, providing students with a cheaper alternative to purchasing new products. PLAN estimates that it has saved the university $10,000 in disposal expenses, diverted over 100 tons from UNH’s waste stream, and saved families approximately $125,000 in back-to-school expenses. The Trash 2 Treasure program sparked an interest in eliminating even more waste from campus, and hence PLAN was born. Fast forward to 2013 and PLAN has grown to become a nonprofit, student-led cooperative with the interest of building networks to college campuses nationwide and aspirations to become a self-sustaining non-profit. PLAN already has agreements with approximately 20 New England colleges in five states to start or expand their waste reduction program, with the goal of making the programs more efficient as well as more cost effective. The organization provides guidance and support to these schools to start or improve their own existing programs. PLAN also visits schools to educate students. “The waste problem is solvable, and the technology exists to recycle everyday objects that typically would only be available to big businesses,” Freid said. “Waste is simply a logistics problem waiting to be solved.”

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In Brief Concord hospital names new CEO for 2014 CONCORD, N.H. — Concord Hospital is getting a new CEO. The hospital Board of Trustees has selected Robert Steigmeyer. He is expected to start the first week of January 2014. Steigmeyer has been the chief executive officer at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa., since 2012 and a leader of a community medical center that eventually joined it.

He also served as senior vice president of operations and finance for Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, where he was responsible for overseeing all clinical programs, nursing, medical groups, and support functions, including information technology and finance. Steigmeyer will succeed Michael Green, who has led the hospital for 20 years.

Some Guard members exempt from furloughs

CONCORD — About 120 New Hampshire National Guard members are back at work after being furloughed as part of a federal government shutdown. The military technicians received exemptions and were allowed to go back to work Thursday. About 100 of them work at the Pease Air National Guard Base; the

rest are Army guardsmen. About 330 other National Guard members remain on furlough. There are about 2,800 troops in total. For many of the furloughed members, it’s their second forced time-off this year: They had to take six unpaid days over the summer as a result of the mandatory across-the-board spending cuts.

Deliberations begin in trial of Arizona man convicted of murder By AP STAFF Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Deliberations began Thursday in the capital murder trial of an Arizona convict who authorities say escaped from prison and killed an Oklahoma couple, leaving their charred remains along with their burned-out travel trailer on a remote New Mexico ranch. John McCluskey is the last of three defendants to face federal charges in the August 2010 deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla. Prosecutors say McCluskey and two other fugitives targeted the couple when their paths crossed at a rest stop near the New Mexico-Texas state line. Prosecutors spent weeks presenting to the jury dozens of crime scene photographs, surveillance video, recorded interviews and the testimony of a parade of experts and witnesses, including McCluskey’s cousin and girlfriend, Casslyn Welch, and his former prison bunkmate, Tracy Province. McCluskey’s attorneys brought a swift end to the weekslong trial when they announced last week that they would call no witnesses. Attorney Michael Burt said in closing arguments Wednesday that there was a “whole mountain of doubt” surrounding the moments in which the Haases were killed. Burt also challenged the credibility of the prosecution’s key witnesses, Welch and Province. He accused the two of changing their stories and being motivated by plea agreements in which they avoided the death penalty. “John McCluskey is the perfect person to point the finger at,” Burt told jurors. “He’ll take the heat for Cassie and Province. You know, of course they’re going to point the finger at him.” Prosecutors countered that

all the evidence — including fingerprints and DNA on the murder weapon and statements McCluskey made to law enforcement agents during his arrest — points to McCluskey being the triggerman. Prosecutor Greg Fouratt told jurors late Wednesday it was McCluskey who came out of the Haases’ camper covered in blood. He also said McCluskey was the one wearing Gary Haas’ John Deere baseball cap when authorities captured him and Welch at an Arizona campground. “I just have to ask you guys: Who wears a dead man’s hat?” Fouratt said to the jury. “Is this some kind of trophy? Is this like a keepsake or a memento? And doesn’t that help you decide, as between the three of these people, who was the one who ended Gary Haas’ life?” The Haases were killed three days after Welch helped McCluskey, Province and another inmate escape from a privately run, medium security prison near Kingman, Ariz., authorities said. One of the inmates was caught a day later in Colorado. The search for Welch, McCluskey and Province sparked a nationwide manhunt. McCluskey was serving a 15-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm. After leaving Arizona, the trio drove through parts of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma in a cramped car without air conditioning. According to testimony, they targeted the Haases for their truck and trailer. Welch said the plan was not to kill anyone, but just to “get off the grid” and go into hiding. At the time, prosecutors said McCluskey was angry after learning that two truck drivers the trio had kidnapped the night of the escape had gone to authorities.


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Green Collar Careers:

Melissa Aho, Ultra Geothermal President By AUSTIN SORETTE Contributing Writer

When Melissa Aho, 38, joined Ultra Heating & Cooling in 2006, roughly 30 percent of the company’s business was in geothermal. But it didn’t take long before more and more New Hampshire residents started insisting on a cleaner, more renewable source of heat, and soon it became one example of supply and demand that this “green” energy business was happy to serve. Today, the rechristened Ultra Geothermal is proving that clean energy is the superior source of power. With the help of federal rebates and tax credits that help save 30 percent on the total system cost, word has been burning through the grapevine that a little, up-front investment can save you big bucks down the road. With their friendly, educational approach and state-of-theart technology, Aho and Ultra are always first to the gate in providing passionate service to the public’s ever-increasing demand for “green” energy. “The fact that it’s an uncapped tax credit could be a huge selling point to a consumer who may be making the choice between a high efficiency natural gas system and a geothermal system,” Aho said. “I think that the more people become aware of this tax credit opportunity and learn about its specific applicability to geothermal, it will definitely help drive acceptance of our technology.” In 2011, Ultra was one of six Granite State businesses honored with a New Hampshire Business Magazine Lean & Green Award. Austin Sorrette: What do you like most about your job? Melissa Aho: Not only is my job diverse, but I am also in an industry that I’m passionate about: renewable energy. As president of Ultra Geothermal, my job description includes everything from payroll and accounting to talking with customers to the marketing and

web design. Any given day, I am doing so many various things that it makes the time go by so quickly. Another thing that is exciting about my job in the geothermal heating and cooling business is that I also get to do the education outreach. I am able to work with a wide variety of ages in education, from kindergarten age all the way through to college, and then also educate the public by speaking at government functions and builder events. I also work with many student bodies, including UNH students, by doing presentations in their classes and working with the UNH Energy Club. AS: Where did you go to college? Does your college education help with your current job? What skills from college most prepared you for the work you do now? MA: I went to school in the early ‘90s at UNH for civil engineering. But after a while, I moved on to finish my undergrad studies in Boston at Newbury College with a fashion design degree. Then I went on to get a paralegal degree and did some work in that field only to realize that’s not what I wanted to do either. After that, I was offered an opportunity with SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University) and the state of New Hampshire to work in the international trade field as a training manager. During that time, I took the opportunity to get a BA degree from SNHU in business administration and then I purchased Ultra Geothermal and made my business happen. I want to point out that you can see from my various educations you can never know what path you will take in life. I thought my life was made in the fashion industry but turns out in New Hampshire that is an unlikely field, so I took many other turns and wound up back in a field where my UNH civil engineering background and my business degree play a huge role. And I look back now to say I would never change a thing. AS: What do you look for in an employee in this field? MA: We look for qualities in

our employees that show they are going to be dedicated to their job and that they also want to progress as they are with us. Education is important when you are looking to be in a particular industry, but I look well beyond that. I feel that I can always train an employee to learn what I need them to know, but I cannot train them to be courteous, friendly, and really care about what they are doing; that comes only from them as a person. I can also say that from the other side of this question of what I am looking for is what is the employee looking for? It is hard to hire someone when they don’t show a desire to grow. AS: What made you integrate sustainability into your business/go into a green industry? MA: When I was with my job at the International Trade Resource Center, I was working on the side for Ultra Heating and Cooling. I purchased the company and then renamed it Ultra Geothermal, Inc., in May of 2008. Then I was handed another opportunity that really swung me into reality of owning a business: Oil hit over $4.50 per gallon in the summer of 2008, and the geothermal business took off. Honestly, it was crazy trying to figure out how to run a company for the first time and then getting hit so hard with the most business our company has seen in the last five years. Even to this day, 2008 was Ultra Geothermal’s busiest year. Since then, I have learned a lot and figured out how to manage things much better and we are a successful, steady paced company that only sees the industry going up. AS: What are you most proud of in your business as relates to sustainability? MA: The one thing that I can say I am most proud of is the fact that both my business, in Barrington, and my home, in Strafford, are using the renewable technologies that I preach every day. Geothermal is the only source of heating and cooling that we use; it’s how we keep the home and office warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I am proud that I am able to work in a business that offers


Melissa Aho, president of Ultra Geothermal and UNH alum, helped to recreate the company she runs. She graduated from the university with a civil engineering degree. Today, her company is a positively impacting the Seacoast area and the world. these same sustainable options to our customers. We average around 100 systems a year, and this creates a huge impact on getting the Seacoast and local area less dependent on fossil fuels. And I also have quite a few customers that have taken it to a level, like myself, and added solar PV to lower their impact on our environment even further. Ultra Geothermal is a green-

certified business with the Green Alliance. For more information on Ultra Geothermal, visit www. For more information on the Green Alliance, visit www.greenalliance. biz. To contact Melissa Aho, email Austin Sorette is a junior English major and a writer for the Green Alliance.

In Brief Sen. Shaheen donates shutdown pay to food bank CONCORD — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte say they’ll donate their salaries to charity for as long the government shutdown continues. Shaheen, a Democrat, has voted against House Republican efforts to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act as a condition of a spending bill that would have kept government

operating. She and other Senate Democrats, along with President Barack Obama, say it’s wrong to link the health care overhaul to the budget bill. Shaheen said Wednesday she’ll donate her salary to the New Hampshire Food Bank. Ayotte, a Republican who voted to approve the House spending plan, said on Twitter that she’ll donate her salary to a charity. Members of Congress are paid $174,000 a year. Several other members of Congress have also

said they’ll donate or refuse their salary.

Workers at NH hospital being treated for scabies

EXETER, N.H. — New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital says 33 employees are being treated for scabies after contracting it from a patient at the hospital. About 300 more staff members are being treated as a precaution, but have not shown symptoms of scabies, a contagious skin condition

caused by mites. The hospital also said it is going to notify 165 patients about a possible exposure. The hospital said it reported the exposure to state officials on Sept. 27.

Marina reach settlement on fuel violations CONCORD — The New Hampshire attorney general’s office has settled a boat fuel safety regulations case at the Wentworth

by the Sea Marina in New Castle. The state alleged that an underground fuel storage tank system was altered to engage in “fast fueling,” allowing boats to be fueled more quickly, but bypassing required safety systems. The state said the practice increased the risk of uncontrolled releases of petroleum to the water, although no fuel was spilled at the marina. The marina’s Pier People LLC agreed there were violations, but said they resulted from miscommunication.


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Short-lived reactions send the wrong message

ess than two weeks after Washington, D.C. was rocked by the Navy Yard shootings that left 12 dead, the city was once again under attack Thursday afternoon. In the timespan of about an hour, the capital was put into lockdown, brief panic ensued while a chase across the city took place, and then all returned to normal once the woman was apprehended and shot – or at least returned to as “normal” as possible for a city in which shootings have recently been common place. While the citizens of our nation’s capital are surely uneasy right now, the rest of the nation does not seem to be. As the number and frequency of shootings and violent threats increase, the nation’s shock seems to decrease. Although the media and citizens react at the time of these attacks, the shock and impact seems short-lived. As we witness more and more acts of extreme violence – the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting, the Newtown shooting, the Boston Marathon, and the recent Navy Yard

shooting and the lockdown, just to name a few – we as a nation seem to be becoming desensitized to the horror that is routinely unfolding right in front of us.

Without continued attention and coverage, these violent incidents could all too easily become the accepted state of our society for the future. Already – just two weeks later – the Navy Yard shooting media coverage has quickly lessened, even though 12 lives were unnecessarily lost. By Thursday night, the same day as the lockdown, the article about the events of the day was already listed far down on The New York Times’ homepage, buried below other stories that decidedly deserved more attention.

But as our to attention and outrage with these incidents dwindle quickly with time, we are implying that these events do not have lasting implications for us, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. As a nation, we can begin acknowledging the seriousness of these incidents and this ongoing trend of violence just by prompting discussions. While these two events of the past two weeks involved very different circumstances, they both reflect a trend of violence that steadily seems to be becoming the norm in our country and society. This is not something that can be changed in a short period of time, but essentially ignoring these events is certainly not going to bring about any form of change. Temporary attention, shock and outrage are not enough of a reaction to violence. Without continued attention and coverage, these violent incidents could all too easily become the accepted state of our society for the future. As a nation, we should not send a message of apathy in regards to frequent violence.

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 Letter to the editor To The Editors A recent front page article in TNH (Friday, Sept. 27, 2013) featured the claim that New Hampshire is the second highest state in beer consumption per capita relative to other states, and that a New Hampshire resident 21 years or older consumed an average of 43.9 gallons of beer per year. The data collected by the Beer Institute do not actually provide information to support these claims. The data actually collected by the Beer Institute was NOT beer consumption (based on surveys of residents about drinking). According to their representative Lester Jones, they only have data on the supply of beer sent to each state, that is, overall shipments of malt beverages and beer to each state. The numbers in your article are apparently based on overall supply of beer divided by the number of N.H. residents (possibly the number of N.H. residents over age 21).

The state rank and average beer consumption figures in your article give a misleading estimate (almost certainly an overestimate) of beer consumption in N.H. Residents of Maine, Massachusetts and other states buy a lot of alcohol from the N.H. state stores because of lower N.H. taxes. I don’t know how much of the beer supply that is shipped to N.H. is actually consumed by residents of other states, but consumption by people from other states is probably enough to make the 43.9 gallon per person in N.H. an overestimate of N.H. beer consumption. If we could correct for the beer sold to out of state residents, this could also lower the rank of N.H. for per capita beer consumption (from No. 2 to some lower value). Why do I bother to correct this? Research shows that when people (such as UNH students) receive information that suggests that other similar people consume a lot of alcohol, these people may perceive

drinking a lot of alcohol as normative and socially approved. This in turn may lead them to drink more than they would if they did not see high levels of drinking as normative and accepted. The article in TNH creates a misleading impression. If you want to know how much beer UNH students really drink per person, you would need to do a survey. Data on beer shipped into the state of N.H. is not sufficient information for us to know per person beer consumption either at UNH or for people in the state more generally. Reporting estimated levels of alcohol consumption that are almost certainly higher than actual levels of consumption does not help to create a healthy drinking culture on campus or elsewhere in the state. Dr. Rebecca Warner, Professor Department of Psychology University of New Hampshire

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arlier this week, the U.S. federal government shut down because the Republicans in the House of Representatives were unwilling to continue to fund the government unless that resolution included clauses to repeal a key funding mechanism for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The longer the government shutdown goes on, the more profound its effects will be. Many of the programs and services being shut down are basic social services – literally, the economic security of the working class has been thrown out the window, and it will only get worse as time goes on. Before the shutdown, working families were struggling to survive; now, instead of barely keeping their heads above water, they’re going to slowly sink as social program after social program is going to have their department budgets dry up. The effects are wide-spread. The National Institute of Health has stopped accepting patients, the Centers for Disease Control is ending the seasonal flu vaccination program and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is no longer providing vouchers and subsidies to low-income families to help them pay their rent. Homeland Security’s E-Verify program, which checks people’s immigration status when applying for the job, is no longer operational; national parks (includingYosemite, Alcatraz, and even the Statue of Liberty) are closed. The Environmental Protection Agency loses almost all of its regulatory power during a government shutdown, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission loses most of its ability to regulate market transactions and financial derivatives on Wall Street. Veterans’ hospitals will be unable to hold hearings and process paperwork, causing a massive disruption and delay of care for our country’s finest. Even the websites for federal departments are shut down - preventing students and professors alike at UNH from accessing information, resources and materials needed from the Energy, Agriculture and Education departments that we rely on Monday to Friday. And, if the shutdown lasts for more than two or three weeks, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs will run out of its emergency funds and may have to completely stop disability claims and pension payments, leaving an estimated 3.6 million veterans without an income. Vincent Gray, the mayor of Washington, D.C., said that his

From the Left Dan Fournier office has enough money to fund “police, firefights, and EMS units” and “services like trash collection and street sweeping” for two weeks. After that, basic municipal programs are going to be completely stopped until Congress intervenes and passes a federal budget. And Mark Zandi, the chief economist of Moody’s Analytics (yes, the same Moody’s that got rid of the country’s triple-A credit rating) estimated that 800,000 federal workers would be without jobs and the economy would bleed $200 million for every day the government’s closed. Economic growth, he said, would be cut by 0.3 percent – and seeing as last year’s was by only about 2.2 percent, the difference between 2.2 percent and the possible 1.9 percent could mean tens of billions of dollars being pulled out from underneath the still-struggling economy.

If you’re not angry, then you’re not paying attention. Wake up and don’t be afraid to rekindle the Occupy Wall Street spirit and take the fight directly to the Republicans. The government should be shut down, but not like this. What needs to be shut down aren’t social programs and day-to-day public services, but rather the military-industry complex, the revolving door between Congress and Wall Street, and the hundreds of billions handed out in corporate welfare. If we’re going to cut spending and reduce the size of the federal government, let’s do it in a way that doesn’t have the potential to violently throw tens of millions of workingclass families into abject poverty. Now, imagine what will happen if the debt ceiling is not raised by Oct. 17. If we don’t have an operating government, we can-

not vote on matters pertaining to our national credit; and, without that vote, the U.S. will default on its international monetary obligations for the first time in American history. Should the government be shut down? Yes, but not like this. We need to shut down the bloated, bureaucratic spending at the Defense Department that sucks up more money than the Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation and Energy departments combined, not Meals on Wheels for seniors and Head Start for struggling students. The blatant disregard of the House GOP for the status of working families is only further evidence that they – and their antiquated, colonial-era notions of patriarchal “freedom” – deserve to be thrown into the dustbin of history. They have again proven that they are inadequate of managing a government and have virtually handed the next election to the Democrats. They’ve created a dream scenario for a fully Democratic Congress to be ready and waiting when Hillary Clinton sweeps her way into the White House in 2016. Neither of the two capitalist political parties in the U.S. have the vested interest of the working class at heart, but it should now be apparent to all that they will not let anything – seniors’ food, children’s education, public healthcare or even day-to-day social services – stand in the way of their campaign to minimize (and eventually privatize) all aspects of the U.S. government. If you’re not angry, then you’re not paying attention. Wake up and don’t be afraid to rekindle the Occupy Wall Street spirit and take the fight directly to the Republicans. Don’t be afraid to throw them out of office and replace every single one of these nationalist bigots with progressive champions of the working class. Don’t just sit there and be angry about the situation in Washington. Don’t be afraid to stand up and demand that the entire system be replaced with one that works in our direct economic interests, rather than those of the Defense weapons contractors and Wall Street aristocrats. It’s your government – don’t hesitate to rise up and seize it back from them.

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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Thumbs up to pumpkin carving. Thumbs down to dressing for fall and walking outside to summer. Thumbs up to alumni returning next weekend. Thumbs down to ordering Homecoming T-shirts too late to receive them for that weekend. Thumbs up to coming in last place at trivia and still earning a consolation prize. Thumbs down to missing Ballards this time of year. Thumbs up to Apple Harvest Dinner Friday night at HoCo and Philbrook. Thumbs down to all-nighters; they’re never a good idea. Thumbs up to having friends visit for the first time this semester. Thumbs down to missing the first Bruins game of the season. Thumbs up to having your family come visit and getting off campus with them for a delicious dinner. Thumbs down to your family not visiting during Family Weekend. Thumbs up to payday and being able to afford the necessities - like paying the fine after your car has been towed. Thumbs down to the government shutdown not being resolved yet.

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Wildcats record first win Vaattovaara, Vilgrain win weekly awards

Vilma Vaattovaara of the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team was named Athletic Republic co-Player of the Week and teammate Cassandra Vilgrain was tabbed Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week by Women’s Hockey East on Monday. The league also announced the UNH Wildcats as the Hockey East Team of the Week. Vaattovaara, a sophomore goaltender, had a 1-0-0 record last week with a 1.00 GAA and .976 save percentage. She recorded a career-high 41 saves to backbone UNH to a 2-1 victory at St. Lawrence University on Sept. 28. The only goal allowed came with 1:23 remaining in regulation when SLU had a two-skater advantage by virtue of a power play and extra attacker.  Vaattovaara tallied double-digit saves all three periods, including a personal-best, single-period 16 in the first period; she stopped 12 shots in the middle frame and 13 in the third. Vilgrain, a freshman forward, recorded one point with an assist in the two-game series at St. Lawrence. She set up the game-winning goal on Saturday by tallying the primary assist on UNH’s goal that produced a 2-0 lead just 79 seconds after the ‘Cats broke a scoreless tie in the third period. Vilgrain had a +1 plus/minus rating in that game (and the series).  UNH split the two-game road series vs. the Saints with a 4-2 loss in the Sept. 27 season opener followed by a 2-1 win the next day. New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 4 (7 p.m.) for its home opener vs. RIT. The Wildcats then play host to Syracuse University in an Oct. 5 (2 p.m.) game televised live on the Live Well Network.

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The UNH women’s ice hockey team recorded its first win Saturday, Sept. 28 against St. Lawrence. STAFF REPORT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Vilma Vaattovaara recorded a career-high 41 saves to backbone the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 victory against St. Lawrence University at Appleton Arena. Both UNH and SLU are 1-1-0 following the split of the weekend series. Vaattovaara recorded double-digit saves all three periods, including a personal-best, singleperiod 16 in the opening stanza; she stopped 12 shots in the middle frame and 13 in the third. SLU goalie Giulia Mazzocchi was credited with 19 saves. She was on the bench in favor of an extra attacker for the final 5:48 of the game. Following two scoreless periods of play, UNH quickly built a 2-0 lead with goals 79 seconds apart early in the final frame. Caroline Broderick  struck first with an unassisted goal at 1:20, then  Sara Carlson, with the assistance of Cassandra Vilgrain  and  Heather

Kashman, scored at 2:39. It marked the first career point for the rookie Vilgrain. SLU was whistled for tripping at 8:31, but UNH’s power play was short lived as a Wildact was sent to the penalty box for tripping nine seconds later. The Saints sustained pressure during the extended 4-on4, but Vaattovaara stopped four shots and two other SLU shots were fired wide of the cage. St. Lawrence went on a power play at 11:07, but the Wildcats’ penalty kill did not allow a shot on goal. UNH went back on the penalty kill just 32 seconds later, however, and SLU pulled Mazzocchi in favor of an extra skater at 14:12 to gain a two-skater advantage. Vaattovaara recorded one save before teammate Megan Armstrong returned from the penalty box at 15:39. Mazzocchi remained on the bench, and Vaattovaara denied Brooke Webster to preserve the 2-0 advantage. Vaattovaara then controlled Kailee Heidersbach’s shot at 16:42. The Wildcats were whistled

for tripping at 17:05 and the Saints once again skated with a two-player advantage. Vaattovaara recorded saves against Mel Desrochers and Rylee Smith – twice – in the next minute to keep the home team scoreless. Kayla Raniwsky netted an extra attacker, power-play goal at 18:37 to trim the deficit to 2-1. Kirsten Padalis was credited with an assist. Mazzocchi once again stayed on the bench in favor of an extra skater and Vaattovaara turned aside Bailey Habsheid in the closing minute to preserve the victory. SLU recorded a 16-4 shot advantage in the first period but UNH responded with the 15-12 edge in the second period. The Saints were 1-for-9 on the power play while the ‘Cats were scoreless on three extra skater opportunities. Vaattovaara recorded her previous career high of 35 saves in her collegiate debut last October at Syracuse University. New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. for its home opener against RIT.

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who have given up just five goals over the course of eight games versus a Riverhawks team that has allowed 22 goals in 10 games. The key to success for the Wildcats in this game is simply to score goals. The team’s defense is consistently strong on a regular basis, while the offense is still in the midst of trying to mesh. If the offense can find ways to score, then the game will be in the hands of UNH. Kickoff in Lowell is at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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The men’s soccer team will travel to Lowell, Mass., to face UML.

Head coach Jim Boulanger of the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team is pleased to announce that junior Jeff Moretti and seniors Kevin Greene and John Corona have been elected as captains of the 2013 team. Moretti started the 2013 campaign with a 16th-place finish as the Wildcats hosted 18th-ranked Providence and Holy Cross on Aug. 31. He finished the 6K course with a time of 19:00. Most recently, at the Boston College Invitational, Moretti took 49th of 140 runners with a result of 25:38. Greene, a middle distance runner, took 17th overall in the tri-meet with Providence and Holy Cross with a time of 19:04, a vast improvement from his time of 19:46 in the same event just a year ago. At the Boston College Invitational, Greene completed the 8K course in 78th with a time of 26:05. Corona competed in back-to-back events to start 2013 as he ran to a time of 19:39 against Providence, an improvement from his 2012 time of 20:23, and at the University of Maine where he ran the 8K course with a finish of 15th (27:12). The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Oct. 5 when they compete at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University. The race is set to begin at 10 a.m.

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continued from page 16 back to UNH junior back Hannah Blondin. On receiving the ball, Blondin sent it a few yards back to her right, only to be intercepted by Albany’s Alexa Schneider. Blondin attempted to catch up with Schneider, but within seconds Schneider had already sent the ball past Blondin, two other Wildcat defenders and Borkan. New Hampshire showed resilience, however. Less than two minutes later, New Hampshire midfielder Kirsten O’Neil scored her second goal of the season, making the score 1-1. In the second half, the Wildcats dominated the gameplay. New Hampshire took the ball deep into Albany territory on numerous occasions, despite not putting any in the net. UNH forward Colleen Murray had six shots on goal. Most of Albany’s attempts to get the ball past the midfield mark were snuffed out by the Wildcats’ defense, particularly senior back Kelsi O’Neil. “UNH had really good defense, and it was a struggle putting pressure on them,” Albany’s freshman midfielder Caitlyn Paltsios

said. “I think they held their line well and we couldn’t get through well.” Despite their youth (they have 25 freshmen and sophomores), Albany was able to scrape together enough energy to stay alive in the two overtime periods. Though they weren’t able to finish, they got the ball deep in the Wildcat end. In the fourth minute of the first overtime, Albany’s freshman forward Helena Olafsdottir got a pass on a breakaway alone in front of Borkan. The pass was well ahead of its mark, however, and Borkan was able to scoop it up. Borkan felt that she could have done better to clear the ball further downfield, eliminating any chance of Albany’s one goal on that play. “[Once Albany took possession] there was really nothing [I] could do to save the shot,” Borkan said. “It was just what could I have done before in the play to get the ball cleared away a little further up the field.” The tie was frustrating for New Hampshire, who outplayed Albany for the majority of the game and, according to Lopes, “played well in every facet of the game.” The Wildcats play the University of Hartford on the road this Sunday. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.


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McDonnell and team’s main focus points West each other and suddenly the Wildcats were on their heals. Another Lehigh score in the fourth quarter bought them the 34-27 lead. “It snowballs a little bit,” McDonnell said. “We just got to relax and stay the course … in order for us to be successful and stay on track on both sides of the ball.” New Hampshire got out to a 6-0 lead to start last season’s game against Towson on a 77-yard run by Andy Vailas. This was UNH’s only lead in 64-35 loss.


The No. 19 Wildcats were riding a little bit higher last year before taking the field against the Towson Tigers at the end of the season. New Hampshire was rolling on a sixgame win streak and was competing for lone ownership of the conference championship. What the Wildcats were met with was a dominant Towson offense that put 64 points on the board at Cowell Stadium and sent the boys in blue and silver back under the bleachers with their heads hanging low. They were still champions, just co-champions rather, which felt meaningless in the wake of the loss. Despite the regular season closer, the Wildcats got a bid to the NCAA tournament, a first-round-bye nonetheless, while Towson got nothing but a third of the CAA trophy. To say Towson comes into this game with a bit of a chip on its shoulder may be an understatement. The undefeated Tigers have been punishing teams each week scoring a total of 201 points and only allowing 70 through five games. They lead the conference in scoring averaging 40.2 points per game. “They were the best football team we played last year,” UNH head coach Sean McDonnell said on Wednesday. Towson running back Terrance West challenged the Wildcats more than perhaps any single player all of last season. West set the turf on fire with 236 rushing yards and two touchdowns. This weekend, West will be in the backfield again looking to do the same or even more damage to the New Hampshire defense. The junior leads the conference with 648 rushing yards, averaging just less than 130 yards per game. He leads the entire FCS in rushing touchdowns with 12. “We better contain or stop the running back, Mr. West,” McDonnell said. “If we don’t slow him down and we don’t stop him, we don’t win.” West set the tone for his season in Tow-

Hands on


Terrance West (28) caused plenty of problems for the Wildcats defense last season. son’s opener at UConn on August 29 where he rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns to help the Tigers seal a satisfying 33-18 victory. It marked the first time Towson has defeated an FBS opponent. At five feet 11 inches and 223 pounds, West’s is a ground and pound physical running back who also has a lot of speed in his game. He is tough to tackle in one-on-one situations, so the defense will have to be quick to the ball especially when it is in his hands. “All-around he has it physically,” sophomore linebacker Akil Anderson said. “A lot of times we haven’t really executed up front and that’s given him seams where he can go downhill and run in space. He’s hard to tackle in space so we need to do a good job up front in containing him so he doesn’t have the opportunity to make those plays.”

Quick starts

The Wildcats have made it a habit to jump out on teams and get a good lead early in the game. Finding this rhythm is something

football teams always strive to do and McDonnell has trained his team to do this every game so far this season. But just as quickly as New Hampshire has moved ahead in the first half, it has given away some of the lead in the second, sometimes entirely. In each of the first three games this season, the Wildcats have scored more points than their opponents in the first half, but have yet to win the second half. Week one against FBS opponent Central Michigan, UNH scored 13 points in the first half and shutout the Chippewas. After the half, Central Michigan came out and put 24 points on the board to UNH’s six and walked away with the win. A week later, the Wildcats dropped 40 points on Colgate in Durham and went on to win 53-23. Despite the embarrassing first half for the Raiders, they were able to outscore UNH in the second half 17-13. Against Lehigh, UNH lead 27-13 with 10:23 remaining in the third quarter, but gave up two touchdowns within three minutes of

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It has been two weeks since wide receiver R.J. Harris had surgery on his left hand. McDonnell said Harris will play Saturday. “It was a tough week for him last week leading up to the game,” McDonnell said. “He had an operation the week before and got a couple pins in his hand. He practiced with a cast on and then [as he started to feel] less and less of the pain he felt better. He felt really good in the [Lehigh] game; caught the ball pretty well, hung on to it pretty well. He did his job.” Harris fell on the hand in practice on Monday and McDonnell said it seemed to have hurt him a little bit at first, but the junior receiver got back up and shook it off. Sophomore strong safety Daniel Rowe chipped his tooth in the game last Saturday and missed practice on Monday and Tuesday. Rowe returned to practice on Wednesday and should be ready for the game Saturday. McDonnell said Mike Detroia, Chris Setian, Jimmy Owens, and Seamus O’Neil, who have each dealt with injuries in the last few weeks, got through the Lehigh game okay and are ready for Towson. Cornerback Chris Houston (left foot) is still two weeks out from returning. Offensive lineman Sean Ryan (knee) and defensive end Tre Williams (concussion) are reported as “doubtful” to play on Saturday. Nick Stoico can be reached on Twitter @NickStoico

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“[They’re a] good team,” Balducci said. “Good defenders and tactically strong, so you can’t depend on five or seven shots and have a shot at winning the game. “[Penalty corners] is the strongest part of our game, as it should be. If you look at our corner unit, it has the core of our top performers (Sophomore Meg Flatley, Seniors Casey Pohlmeyer, Megan Bozek, Hannah Richard, Melyssa Woods)…the core of our set pieces have been together, realistically, three years now.” Flatley opted to redshirt her freshman year, allowing her to practice with the team and build that rapport with her teammates. Boston College currently stands at fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a record of 8-2, a conference which has six of the top 10 ranked teams in the nation (Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Syracuse, BC and Wake Forest). The Eagles’ only losses have come at the hands of two previous UNH opponents, No. 14 UMass and No. 2 Maryland. UNH beat then-No.7 UMass 3-2 in overtime on Sept. 27 and lost

had the best penalty kill unit in Hockey East (92.3 percent). Van Riemsdyk was the second-highest scorer on the team with 33 points (8g, 25a) and is looking to put himself in the upper echelon of collegiate defensemen. After missing last season’s Regional Final, Goumas (concussion) and Downing (undisclosed) are the top line forwards who have great chemistry. The graduation of Austin Block has left a vacant spot at the right wing position, which could be filled by a number of players. Seniors Dalton Speelman, Nick Sorkin and junior Matt Willows

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Taylor Rideout and the Wildcats will take on No. 9 BC on Friday. to Maryland 8-4 in its first game of the season. Flatley leads the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points (8g, 2a) after her two-goal performance against Harvard. Senior captain Pohlmeyer leads the team in assists with six. “She’s just a playmaker, that’s the nature of her game,” Balducci said. “She’s a set-up player: she plays in the middle of our field and distributes the ball, she has great vision and great skill in her distribution and sweeping.” Goaltender Carlie Tarbell received America East Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after last Sunday’s game against Harvard. Tarbell currently has a 2.40 GAA and .709 save percentage on the season, and is third in the con-

ference in saves per game (6.2). Despite the team’s hot streak, Balducci was quick to shoot down the notion that the streak would affect their play. “We haven’t talked about [the streak] at all,” Balducci said. “Realistically, we’re in that situation this year where we’ve had a really tough schedule to make us take another step forward. “It’s the rare athlete who can be 100 percent on no matter who is on the other side of the field. That’s the risk of our schedule when you play the top-ranked teams…are you a championship team? Can you bring it ever day? That’s the step we’re looking for: How do we work as a unit on the field and don’t have to wait until halftime to make changes.”

could all take that spot, which will create an interesting competition to watch in the upcoming season. UNH will open the 201314 season with two home games against the Michigan Wolverines on Oct. 18-19. This season marks the inaugural Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge, which sees marquee match ups between Boston College-Minnesota, Wisconsin-Boston University and Michigan StateUMass Amherst. The team will travel to Colorado College to take on the Tigers in a two-game series over Thanksgiving break and will also compete in the Florida College Classic during Christmas. The week after Winter Break, Hockey East newcomers Notre Dame will come to Durham for a televised broadcast on Jan. 31Feb. 1.

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The UNH women’s soccer team outplayed the University of Albany at home Thursday afternoon, but an early goal in the match kept the Wildcats UNH 1 from getting the win. They Albany 1 tied for the third straight game in overtime with the University of Albany, bringing their record to 2-5-3. “It came down to a game of mistakes,” New Hampshire coach Sam Lopes said. “We made one and it cost us and we didn’t capitalize on the plethora of opportunities we created.” The Wildcats might have won the game 1-0 had it not been for a goal in the 34th minute. The Wildcats played the ball back to freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan. Borkan cleared the ball, which was headed W SOCCER continued on Page 14


The University of New Hampshire field hockey team is preparing for a tough weekend series, starting with No. 9 Boston College at home on Friday and then traveling to Long Island to face the Hofstra Pride. After a rocky 0-3 start to their season, the Wildcats have won five of their last six games and have jumped to No. 20 in the national rankings. UNH is 1-2 versus ranked opponents and boasts an overall record of 5-4. “[It’s] a huge weekend,” head coach Robin Balducci said. “The Friday game against UMass is probably as close to identical as this Friday with the style [of play], ranking and significance. “We’re going to need to get a lot of opportunities in order to get those quality [scoring chances],” Balducci added. Last weekend, UNH was outshot (26-21) and had fewer penalty corners (14-13) than its opponents. FIELD HOCKEY continued on Page 15

Freshman Anna Deweirdt (7) had two shots on goal against Albany on Thurday.



Wildcats ready for exhibition match with Acadia UNH takes on ailing UMass Lowell Riverhawks By JUSTIN LORING STAFF WRITER


Coming into the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team’s ninth game of the season, its record stands at 5-3. The team will be going up against a dismal, struggling UMass Lowell team who’s record explains itself at 2-8. The interesting two teams will collide this coming Saturday at 1 p.m. in a struggle to win. The teams will meet at Cushing Field in Lowell looking to put a one in the win column. New Hampshire will be going into its fourth away game of the season looking for its first on the road victory, while Lowell will look to win its first home game of the season. Also, this game will mark the first conference game of the season for both teams. A win for either of these teams would be a great momentum builder for conference play, especially after both coming

off a loss. The River Hawks are coming off a 3-1 loss to Hartwick College, where the defense was nowhere to be found, while the Wildcats are coming off a toughcompetitive 1-0 loss to Hofstra, where the offense was inches away from scoring. Junior forward, Homero Morais will be the bread and butter for the UML offense who leads the team in points with 12, four goals, four assists and 42 shots. Ten different players on the UNH roster have at least one point on the season with sophomore forward Jesus Tudela leading in points with six, and two goals. The Wildcats offense has depth, and will be an advantage going into the game without having to rely on a particular player to carry the weight on offense. Defense will also be a huge factor in the game for the Wildcats M SOCCER continued on Page 14


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Thursday, Durham, N.H

The UNH men’s ice hockey team ended last season with a bitter taste in their mouths. After a season which saw them rise to No. 1 in February, the Wildcats were eliminated in the Northeast Regional Final by Hockey East foe UMass-Lowell, the eventual national runner-up. With an exhibition match in Durham against Acadia on Saturday, the Wildcats are returning much of their core team, including forwards Kevin Goumas and Grayson Downing, defensemen Eric Knodel and Trevor van Riemsdyk, and goaltender Casey DeSmith. “It’s a mature group in the sense that we’ve got an experienced nucleus, starting from the net out, which is always a good thing,” head coach Dick Umile said. During the offseason, defenseman Brett Pesce was drafted in the third round (66 overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes. The sophomore blue liner was one of the youngest

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Justin Agosta (12) and Casey DeSmith will play big roles this season. members of the team last season in Hockey East in goals against avand is looking to have a breakout erage (2.23) and fifth in save percampaign this year with UNH. centage (.924). The team’s success last seaSenior captain Knodel and juson was predicated on defense and nior alternate van Riemsdyk look goaltending. DeSmith, the reigning to anchor a defensive group, which team MVP, will again be the backM HOCKEY continued on Page 15 bone of the defense. He was third

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The UNH field hockey team has won four straight games and will look to make it five straight Friday against Boston College.

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Mixteca offers a hearty menu of cuisine from south of the border, including a large line of tequilas for those of age.

FroyoWorld and the Dairy Bar both offer delectable dairy treats on opposite sides of Durham.

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4 Durham offers a wide variety of restaurants and quick eateries within its boundaries. Find out which suit your fancy.

11 Surrounding towns offer more restaurants and vareince, like soup at the River house in Portsmouth.

12 Durham has three local pizza shops in town, all open late and popular with students.


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“Cantina” brings Mexican tastes, tequila to Durham By TOM SPENCER Contributing Writer

Mixteca Mexican Food and Margaritas opened on 10 Jenkins Court after spring break of last semester. The restaurant’s goal is to provide fresh meals within walking distance of UNH and the surrounding Durham area.

minutes when the waitress arrived. She was polite, engaging and helpful, as were all the Mixteca staff members I interacted with. Drinks arrived in two minutes. I then ordered the Cashew Smoked Jalapeño salsa – a distinctive Mixteca dish. It was back in ten minutes. The salsa was compelling and memorable; it began

The presentation was well done, with drizzled sauces and attractively organized plates. Dani Raymond, Mixteca’s manager, realized that UNH students and Durham residents usually have to drive to Manchester or Portsmouth for the quality of food served at Mixteca. The atmosphere is clean and inviting, ideal for either a small group or family outing. On my visit to Mixteca, I was welcomed politely and seated right away. The interior was a warm tan with a coarse timber wainscoting, warmly lit, and immaculately clean. There were cacti in the corners, appealing red wood and black leather furniture, and tasteful amateur Latin American art on the walls. The temperature was comfortable. I had been sitting for two

with a cool, pumpkin and nut flavor and finished with jalapeño zest. It was an ideal blend of Mexican and New England flavors. The portion size was appropriate for four people. For my meal, I ordered the Carnitas De Puerco: crisp chipotle pork, tomato jalapeño sauce, pickled red onions, and avocado, black beans, ensalada and house-made tortillas. The presentation was well done, with drizzled sauces and attractively organized plates. The pork was lean, tender and full of flavor. The beans and vegetables complimented it very well, but the real jewel was the house-made tortillas.

Though they were small, they are baked fresh every day from fresh ingredients, and they have a crispness and vibrant taste that will make you notice the tortilla, not neglect it as the delivery system for your dish. In fact, Mixteca excels in attention to such details. The Mixteca bar consists of a variety of 100 percent agave tequilas, and makes a point of obtaining them at various stages in their aging processes. Tequila aficionados have the opportunity to sample the drink at these different stages. The bar was well organized, with a large basket of fresh limes used to make margaritas at one end. Mixteca uses no artificial mixers or pre-packaged ingredients in their food or drinks. Dessert is a specialty each night, based on the fresh ingredients the restaurant has on hand. When I went it was a banana bread pudding. The dish arrived in a sizzling metal bowl, which the server cooled by pouring a shot of tequila over the hot bread pudding and surrounding seared bananas. The tequila imbued the dense bread pudding and fruit with its heady vapors, creating a dessert that must be experienced to be understood.

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Mixteca Cantina y Tequileria during the day. The resaurant’s recent arrival in Durham has been accompanied by a warm welcome from Durham residents and UNH students.


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Brewin’ up local flavor By SUSAN DOUCET EXECUTIVE EDITOR


A customer shows off their creation. Froyo World allows customers to create their own frozen yogurt mixes with a variety of toppings ranging from salty to sweet.

Durham excels in frozen treats By KATIE GARDNER STAFF WRITER

With all of the great places to eat in Durham and the surrounding Seacoast area, you will also need a great place to get dessert. While Popovers on the Square in Portsmouth is amazing, it’s also easy to find places right in Durham. With the Dairy Bar and FroyoWorld on either side of town, there are a good variety of frozen treats to choose from. The Dairy Bar is located at the UNH train station near the edge of campus, to the left of the Whittemore Center. The eatery has been a long-time favorite on campus and is popular for the Gifford’s ice cream that it serves. It recently added a new flavor, Campfire S’mores, which is graham cracker flavor ice cream with chocolate chips and a marshmallow ripple. The Dairy Bar has over 30 flavors of ice cream, which can be served in a dish, sugar cone or cake cone. One of its more popular flavors is Graham Station, which keeps in theme with the historic train station in which the Dairy Bar is located. Because of this locomotive theme and the various historical wall decorations, the Dairy Bar is great for anyone interested in trains or UNH history. The Dairy Bar also serves hot fudge and apple crisp sundaes, as well as many ice cream drinks, in-

cluding ice cream soda, root beer floats, frappes and sorbet freezes. All of the ice cream, sundaes and drinks range in price from $3-5. The thing that sets the Dairy Bar apart from FroyoWorld and other ice cream places is that it also serves food. It focuses strongly on sustainability, and many of the food comes from local or sustainable sources. The Dairy Bar serves sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as breakfast. The Dairy Bar Club is a popular choice and the Depot BLT is a personal favorite. The main drawback to the Dairy Bar is its hours, as it only remains open until 6 p.m. every night. On the weekdays, it opens at 8 a.m. and on weekends it opens at 11 a.m. While it may not be the best place to go for dinner, the Dairy Bar is always a great option for lunch or just an ice cream break. On the other hand, FroyoWorld’s hours are much different. It opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and is open from noon until midnight Thursday through Saturday. FroyoWorld is located on the corner of Madbury Road and Pettee Brook Lane. FroyoWorld offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors, with this month’s new flavor being pumpkin pie. It boasts several fruit flavors in addition to more dessert-type flavors such as chocolate or cake. FroyoWorld’s biggest variety is in

its toppings, of which there are over 40. Offerings include real fruit, cereal, chocolate pieces, candy, nuts and much more. FroyoWorld also has different sauces to squeeze on, including marshmallow, chocolate and many others. A great benefit to FroyoWorld is that you can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you choose. Frozen yogurt by itself is a healthier alternative to ice cream because of the probiotics in it. As for the toppings, if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, then load up on the chocolate and candy. If you want something lighter though, then top off your treat with blueberries, kiwi, strawberries and more. Unlike the Dairy Bar, FroyoWorld does not have food options. You’re unlikely to go hungry, though, with the large portions that you can get. At FroyoWorld you fill your own cup with as much frozen yogurt and toppings as you wish and it is then weighed. When your total weight is calculated, you pay 49 cents per ounce, making it an inexpensive yet filling dessert. Both the Dairy Bar and FroyoWorld are excellent options if you’re looking for dessert in Durham. If you’re looking for something that can be healthier, check out FroyoWorld. However, if you’re looking for more of a meal to go with your ice cream, check out the Dairy Bar. If you have the time, and the appetite, check out both.

Just as on any college campus, coffee is often the drink of choice for University of New Hampshire students any given day of the week. Wherever you are on campus, options are extensive, ranging from Dunkin’ Donuts in the Memorial Union Building to coffee carts scattered across campus to cafes within academic buildings. But if you’re looking for more than just a plain cup of coffee on your way to class, venture just off of the university campus and onto Main Street. Along this downtown stretch of shops and restaurants you will find two popular coffee shops where a cup of coffee can be enjoyed inside the cafes, at a sidewalk table or on the go. Aroma Joe’s is still a relatively new spot in Durham, occupying the building that once housed Ballards Restaurant for the past year (closed as of spring 2012). Nevertheless, the shop did not take long to become popular with students. On sunny afternoons, students fill the outdoor tables in front of Aroma Joes, enjoying the variety of drinks and food sold inside. According to Tonya Swart, marketing manager for Aroma Joe’s, the company is currently offering a variety of seasonal drinks at the Durham shop, including a caramel apple cider, Witches Brew (half hot chocolate, half coffee) and an apple cider mixed with chai tea, called Chai-der.

For homecoming, Aroma Joe’s is promoting a special based off of the university’s homecoming theme of Harry Potter. From Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13, the store is selling select drinks as buy one, get one free, according to Swart. She said that one of the offers is a “Hedwig” hot chocolate and that students should ask for the special offer by name. Farther down Main Street, Breaking New Grounds, another popular coffee shop, has decided to extend its September special, according to manager Todd Govoni. The BNG offer is for the shop’s Red Bull infusion drinks: buy one, get one half off. A sign out front near the sidewalk seating boasts the flavor options for these drinks, such as cherry, lemon, watermelon and pomegranate. A longtime Durham staple, the shop sells a variety of other drinks, such as espresso drinks, teas, hot and iced coffee, and more, in addition to treats such as gelato, muffins and bagels. Seasonal drinks are popular here also, with signs listing fall lattes by names such as Fall Spice, October Fest and Pumpkin Pie, as well as mocha drinks such as Almond Breeze, Autumn Crisp and Harvest Delight. Aroma Joe’s is open Monday – Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to the company’s website. Breaking New Grounds is open Monday – Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to BNG’s Facebook page.



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Young’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop and Libby’s Grill are just a couple of the many restaurants that line Main Street in Durham. These restaurants are among the campus favorites.

Parents’ Weekend: Guide to dining on campus By BRITTANY SCHAEFER Staff Writer

The scene: dining chairs, wooden tables, parents and college students immersed in conversation and laughter on a weekend in October. This is what parents’ weekend at the University of New Hampshire is all about. Something to keep in mind, then, is the best place to grab a bite to eat. There are plenty of restaurants throughout and near campus, but a few seem to be busier than others. Young’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop has always been a popular choice for breakfast. Located on

Main Street, this restaurant is one of the few restaurants on campus that has been around for over 20 years. Chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes are in high demand on weekend mornings. The restaurant’s website states, “At Young’s, we’ve always been committed to great food, great service, a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and the local community.” Starting Aug. 1, Young’s prolonged their operating hours by serving dinner as well. “Dinner has gone very well and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback,” head chef Rick Givvs said. Durham House of Pizza, also located on Main Street, is a good

choice for a quick bite to eat. DHOP has been on campus since 1976. It is very popular among college students for their nighttime special of dollar-slices. “It’s quick, filling, the employees are nice, and it’s a good environment for a family,” Owner and Manager Justin Petrovitsis said. The most popular pizzas sold are the buffalo chicken or the Mediterranean, which has spinach, artichokes, feta and tomatoes. For a different style of food, go to Pauly’s Pockets on Main Street for authentic Middle Eastern plates. This small restaurant offers a range of Greek and vegetarian

choices. Their number one seller is the veggie falafel, which is always served with fresh vegetables. As their website states, Pauly’s has “the best falafel in town!” The owner of Pauly’s Pockets, Paul Eja, claimed, “We are number one in Durham.” Bella’s Casual Dining is located on Mill Road and is one of the newest restaurants on campus. Their website describes the eatery as “Durham, N.H.’s newest destination for great food, great service and great times! We offer an extensive menu of reasonably-priced American cuisine, a full bar, and we even have outdoor seating for your enjoyment.”

But don’t let the full bar convince you that Bella’s is a rowdy college scene. “Locals and parents love this place, it’s not much for the loud college scene,” owner Jeanne Ouellete said. “We have the best food in town.” Their five different types of chicken fingers tend to be quite popular, along with the chicken Parmesan dish and a variety of their house specials. With many more restaurants located on campus, families won’t be at a loss for food. As the parents flood into Durham, the only question they will be asking is “which one should we try first?”

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Iranian rock band performs for freedom By JOEL KOST MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Iranian progressive rock band Mavara has been forced to play in secrecy in its own country for the past 12 years. Ever since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, musicians are forbidden to publicly perform any non-traditional music, and women are banned from singing. Those who are caught could face any range of penalties. Since the band’s creation in 2001, the members performed under these conditions, playing as an underground band and risking everything they had to simply express themselves through music. But as time went on, they realized enough was enough; it was time to leave Iran and find way to come to America where they could play their music in peace. “All the Iranian bands, after some time, they break up and disappear,” Farhood Ghadiri, Mavara’s founder, said. “For us, it’s the last chance … this is a last hope.” Meanwhile, on the other side

of the world, David Roberge, president of the record label company, Transit Music Group, was actively searching for foreign bands to bring over to the states. Transit Music Group began as an independent music label company about 12 years ago but slowly grew over the years, inviting foreign bands to play in the U.S. Ever since Roberge discovered a band from India a number of years ago, he’s been dedicated to finding other foreign bands with unique sounds and styles. Roberge heard about Mavara and contacted the band members about a year and a half ago to start a discussion about working with them. Little did he know, the U.S. didn’t have good diplomatic relations with Iran, making what should have been an easy process extremely challenging. “It certainly made things a lot more difficult in getting them here,” Roberge said. “I’ve brought bands from all over the world. It’s never been an issue. With these guys, it was an issue.” MAVARA continued on Page 7


Iranian band Mavara’s album cover, titled “Season of Salvation”, was released in 2012.



moe. bassist Rob Derhak groovin’ the night away at Christmas Jam 2009, in Asheville, North Carolina.

From the stage to life at home By MAX SULLIVAN STAFF WRITER

The original plan for moe. bassist, Rob Derhak, was to become a young lawyer. By the time he’d left New England for Buffalo in his late teens, that plan had come apart. “I didn’t like to research,” Derhak said. “Turns out it was too hard.” Today, Derhak doesn’t have to worry about a plan B to fall back on. He’s resting comfortably in his home in Falmouth, Maine, with his family, two kids and a lab-Pyrenees

mix, all earned by playing bass in the band ranking number five on Rolling Stone’s top all-time jam bands. One might guess that any band named in that group must still be partying as much as they are jamming. On the contrary, Ferhak said he’s moved past that lifestyle. “I don’t party anymore like I did when I was basically college age,” Ferhak said. “The one thing that’s remained constant is the fact that we still love playing the same music.”

Ferhak, who attended UNH as a part-time student in 1986 and 87, still has fond memories of his early twenties. When he left New England for Buffalo, and met the other members of moe. in the early ‘90s, they gigged nonstop. “We traveled, this was no lie, 300 days a year,” Ferhak said. “We basically had a place where we lived together, but we never saw it. We basically lived out of our cruddy van, and those were really fun times.” MOE continued on Page 7

Last Thursday night, Sept. 26, the Strafford Room was taken over by punks. Students bumped against one another, scat danced, moshed, jeered and yelled. There was crowd surfing, during which more than a few were dropped. Some of the more daring attendees even got away with a stage dive. Singer David McWane was the center of attention. He was both host, and main attraction to the bizarre convention. Jumping around center stage, clutching a microphone; his messy, bleach-blond hair flailing behind his body’s erratic motions. His band, Big D and The Kids Table, held their grounds around him. The brass section moved their instruments two and fro with the beat. The drummer shook violently. Guitars roared as McWane shouted through choruses. The show, organized by MUSO, featured Big D along with two opening acts. The first of which, Seacoast-local ska-punkers, All Good :: Feel Good Collective, warmed up the audience for about 40 minutes before The Pietasters took the stage. Native to D.C., the suit-clad ‘Tasters brought a classic ska feel to the venue. Stephen Jackson, their lead singer, has been play-

ing with the band for over 20 years. “New Hampshire kicked us in the butt and gave us good beer,” Jackson said after the show. The Pietasters were received well by the throng of students, many who came dressed for the occasion. “I wore my NOFX shirt to celebrate punk rock,” junior Alex Jordan said. Several Rancid logos could be seen moving through the crowd, among other tributes to punk bands such as the Dropkick Murphys and Operation Ivy. After The Pietasters left the stage, students, many of whom had been aggressively dancing in the small venue, were granted a 20-minute break to recuperate. Excited fans spilled into Union Court and MUB balconies for a brief rest. Despite minor fatigue, anticipation filled the air. Just as fans began piling back into the Stafford Room, the stageside doors were thrown open. Big D, followed by McWane, emerged from their dressing rooms and rushed the stage. The Boston-based, ska-punk sensation started off strong, with the single “Stepping Out”, off their new album “Stomp”. Students jumped up and down, chanting the lyrics in tandem with McWane. The BIG D continued on Page 6



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show included a cover of “Wailing Paddle” by The Rudiments. “Baby, play the roles away/ play the roles away / play the roles away,” sang the audience. After two hours of ferocious punk-ing, and one encore, Big D finished their set with their most well-known songs: “Shinning On” and “L.A.X.” After the show, satisfied students went back to their dorms exhausted, but having fulfilled their middle-school fantasies. Many students who attended the show said that it was one of the best they’ve been privy to at UNH. “The show was great,” junior Erik Zorowowic said. “My face was literally melting off.” “I had so much fun … it was the best night of my life.” Alex Wheeler, a senior and longtime fan of Big D, said. Big D has a reputation for especially rowdy shows, and even though Thursday Sept. 29’s event was energetic, there were no problems or disruptions in the crowd. “That was the most loving mosh-pit I’ve ever been a part of,” sophomore Austen McNulty said. “People would knock you down and pick you right back up.”

In order to bring Mavara to the U.S., Roberge needed to help the band members obtain P-1 status visas that would allow them to legally make money while playing music. Multiple forms and documentations were needed to prove that they actually were musicians. Mavara was finally able to make it to Lee, N.H., in mid-January, but more obstacles stood in the members’ way. Their drummer couldn’t travel with them because he needed to finish military service, they couldn’t get driver’s licenses until they went through a full driver’s education class because their documents aren’t recognized here, and they couldn’t work part-time jobs. This wasn’t just helping a band find success. Roberge had been working with them for so long that it went far beyond that. “… They are close to me, and I can have a more hands on approach with them. It’s gone beyond the music now,” Roberge said. “These people have become my friends. It’s not even about the music anymore. The music is cool, but it’s gone beyond that. The idea is to get theme here, have them live in a free world. We need to care for them.” Since then Mavara found a replacement drummer and has played


Ska music filled the Strafford Room while performers went all out self.

Even McWane enjoyed him-

“It was a great turnout,” he said. “My wife and I moved to Pelham recently, so it was good to do a ‘local’ show.” Billy Kottage, the band’s trombonist and UNH alum, was especially excited to be back on campus. “It’s great to be back, playing

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at UNH,” Kottage said. “We played this same venue something like 10 years ago. It brings back a lot of memories.” Zoë Martel of MUSO was particularly pleased. “It went really well,” she said. “We had a huge turnout and the bands all put on great performances. It was a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

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Gretchen and the Pickpockets perform at the Dover Brick House Saturday night


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on stage more times than they would ever be able to in Iran, performing at the Hard Rock Café, the NJProghouse, and the Progday Festival in North Carolina. “Because we don’t have diplomatic relations [with Iran], a lot of their documents are not recognized by the government,” Roberge said. “Everyday was an adventure. Everything you could think of, we needed to do. It was difficult. But we got through, and they’re functioning people in the United States. They’re managing.” After the band members renew their visas for another six months they plan to apply for asylum in the U.S., but one question still remains: is this the right area for them to perform? Roberge thinks that an area predominately surrounded by college students isn’t necessarily suited for a progressive rock band, but for now, the band is happy to simply play without fear. “For me, many times I wanted to quit playing as a professional musician and play as myself. Because of that, I am very happy to be here,” Sina Khodaeifar, Mavara’s bassist, said. “Our situation, we are not stable because I don’t have a job. But I’m OK. I’m happy because I’m here.”











Green Line inbound performs at the thirsty moose tap house on Friday night


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“MUSIC FOR YOUR FRIDAY NIGHT” Corinne - “All by myself” - eric carmen Justin - “what a great night” - hilltop hoods Nick - “wild for the night” - a$ap rocky feat. skrillex Adam - “nana” - chance the rapper feat. action bronson Charlie - “you only live once” - the strokes Phoebe - “sleep all day party all night” - sean kingston Kate - “walking on air” - katy perry Joel - “friday” - rebecca black Lily - “die young” - Ke$ha Julie - “just got paid” - ‘n sync susan - “friday night” - eric paslay


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 Ferhak had only picked up a guitar briefly before moe. was founded. At about 18 years old, he picked up his roommate’s guitar and fooled around with it. It came easily to him. “For me, it was a sort of an obsession,” Derhak said. “I realized I had always liked music but didn’t realize that until I picked up a guitar … it was something that I knew I loved and wanted to do almost immediately.” Despite the good times that the group had in their period where they, as Derhak put it, “Hadn’t really accomplished anything besides playing music,” the feeling that something greater was in store made moe. hungry.

“After we had been together and were practicing a lot,” Derhak said, “you start to get the feeling that, ‘alright, this could really be something,’ and I could feel that we had something going on.” Though the environment that moe. works in is different 23 years after finally getting signed in 1995, the parties and empty wallets replaced with a family life and financial stability and the drive to create music remains. There aren’t that many big differences technically, Derhak said, but maturity as improvisational players has greatly improved. “There’s more of a mutual respect among everybody to listen to what everybody’s doing and to when you’re improvising,” Durhak said. “Everybody’s proficient enough to play the things they need to play, and it takes discipline to play those things when

they should be played and the ability to listen and I think that’s the only thing, that’s the kind of thing that young bands need to learn and the kind of stuff that, as an older band, time has taught us.” Derhak acknowledged that the energy of youth can bring out some of the best sounds, as well. “There’s some stuff that we did when we were younger where we’d all just completely rage out that I don’t think we could do now, either,” Durhak said. As a highly regarded jam band, one might assume that recording a moe. album in the studio is also all about the jam. In fact, it’s the opposite for Derhak. “I don’t go into it thinking of myself as a jam [musician]. I think of myself going in to record an album as a rock band,” Derhak said. “We could just go and jam out [in the studio], but it would be no dif-

ferent than any live show, which we have tons of recordings of, so it doesn’t make sense to me to go and try to record as a jam band.” The notion that the members of moe. should be taken seriously as songwriters and not just improvisational artists is lost among the people who are hyper focused on the live show. Derhak doesn’t lose sleep over those fans and critics. “Yeah, I mean, you can’t please everybody,” Derhak said. “You know there’s a certain amount people who get bummed out if we don’t put out an album that’s just jamming, and those are hardcore fans. Sorry, but that’s not really who we are. If you listen to our shows, that’s not who we are.” Among Derhak’s favorite songwriters and composers growing up were Frank Zappa and JJ Cale - two vastly different artists. moe. has always considered them-

selves a melting pot of rock history. Derhak also cited Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull as inspirations. His first case of “the chills” was induced by his first listen to Tull’s “Locomotive Breath.” Recently, Derhak’s favorite bands include Manchester Orchestra and Death Cab for Cutie. His son, a freshman in high school, also loves these bands. That makes it easier for Derhak, whose life these days is so focused on his family. “[It] makes it easier for me to listen to them,” Derhak said. “When we’re in the car we don’t have to fight over what album we’re gonna put on.” Moe. will be at the Orpheum in Boston this Saturday night. Tickets are available at SEND YOUR THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN TO

The TV Guy discusses the new season of “HIMYM” By ADAM J. BABINAT CONTENT EDITOR

It has been a few weeks since my last edition of TV Guy, but I have to say a lot has taken place over the past few weeks. Practically all of the fall season has begun, with season and series premieres launched a couple weeks back, and the summer season finales have taken place – plus, you can’t have a television column without mention of the series finale of “Breaking Bad.” For me personally, though, the most important event of the past couple of weeks was the kick off of the ninth season of “How I Met Your Mother,” which (finally) marks the beginning of the end for the popular series. This is in the lead for me because a) I have never watched a single episode of “Breaking Bad” and b) the reveal of The Mother at the end of season eight had many fans speculate over just how this series would end. Last time we saw Ted Mosby and the gang (stop now if you don’t want to be alerted to any spoilers), Barney and Robin were a few days

away from getting married, Marshall and Lily were set to move to Italy and Ted had secretly planned on moving to Chicago in order to escape the feelings he has for Robin. And all of this, plus the introduction of the future Mrs. Ted Mosby, is to be resolved within the span of a few days story-wise – as the new season is set a mere 55 hours before Barney and Robin’s wedding. So, with all of this conflict, and in such a short amount of time, many fans and critics were interested – and, at least to me, concerned – as to just how the writers of the show would condense all of this content into such a short span of time, all while possessing the ambitious plan of fleshing out The Mother as a character. With the equivalent of three episodes in the books, just how has “How I Met Your Mother” dealt with this balance? So far, so good. That is not to say, however, that this season has been perfect. The first 20 minutes of the new season seemed, to say the very least, crunched together a bit too much. All five of the major players in the

show had some degree of conflict with which they struggled, and at times it felt like not enough screen time was available to give what could have been good, solid stories time to develop. This led to the first half of the season premiere feeling very rushed, as there was a lot going on for a viewer to digest. How the season premiere ended, however, was exactly the way it should have – with a flash forward that included Ted Mosby and The Mother together for the first time on screen. It was a glimpse into just how these two characters played off one another, a glimpse that I felt was needed in order for viewers to buy into The Mother as Ted’s future wife. And by golly did “How I Met Your Mother” hit it out of the park with that final scene, as it was the perfect balance of touching and comical that the show has built itself on for the past eight seasons. This had me worried for the second week of the show, as I was worried they would follow it up with something absurd. To an extent, they did just that.

In this case, though, it worked. It was also during this week that they focused more on Ted’s departure for Chicago, a source of conflict that was only touched upon last week. It was an effective way to maintain that serious tone that was built up the week before, while changing gears to a different issue. Having Ted’s move to Chicago contained to just Ted and Lily helps as well, as the pair have a chemistry that works during serious conversations – like we saw this past week. To help balance out all of this conflict were Barney and Robin, who spent a majority of the episode searching for a place in the hotel to have one last intimate moment together before their elderly relatives – who were effectively used as zombies – took over their weekend. All in all, it has been a good run so far. While last week’s episode saw less of The Mother, it did feature plenty of solid jokes and moved the plot forward in a way that I didn’t really feel the season premiere did much of. With the

third week of the show nearing, we will see the fourth episode – or onesixth of the season – and, hopefully, have a better glimpse into how the remainder of Ted Mosby’s tale plays out. If you have any question or comments, please feel free to tweet Adam J. Babinat. His Twitter handle is @AdamBabinat.

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Warren’s offers casual family dining for the seafood lover By KEN JOHNSON Staff Writer

Warren’s Lobster House Restaurant, located on 11 Water St., Kittery, Maine, is situated on the Piscataqua River just over the recently-completed Memorial Bridge from Portsmouth, N.H. The eatery has been operating for 73 years.

If seafood isn’t a member of your party’s enjoyment, you might want to seek out a different restaurant. Warren’s offers a casual family-friendly dining atmosphere with large wooden tables that gives the restaurant an old-style look. Some of the dining tables overlook the Piscataqua River, making for a beautiful view while dining. The staff, from my experience, has always been quick and friendly and never seems to try to rush your dining experience. This makes for a nice, relaxed dinner. The restaurant offers a huge salad bar with a multitude of items

ranging from various forms of lettuce and your standard salad bar fare to pasta salads and more unique offerings. Warren’s menu boasts that their salad bar offers over 60 items. A selection of soups, breads and cheeses is also offered at the salad bar. From this writer’s experience, by the time you have finished creating and eating your salad and other selections from the salad bar, your meal usually follows relatively quickly. In addition to the salad bar, Warren’s offers a selection of appetizers, stews and chowders. Warren’s is a seafood-lover’s delight. The dinner menu offers an array of seafood items ranging from the more standard, simple seafood items like boiled, baked, or stuffed lobster to more complex items like the shrimp alfredo. Warren’s also offers a combo menu where you can create a dinner from a selection of available menu items. People who aren’t into seafood will find the menu on the scarce side, though, with only a few meager offerings of non-seafood items. If seafood isn’t a member of your party’s enjoyment, you might want to seek out a different restaurant. According to Scott Cunning-

ham, president and owner, lobster is the number one favorite menu item. The haddock, served in a variety of different ways, follows the lobster. Cunningham said the lobster stew is his personal favorite. My favorite is the surf and turf, which features baked, stuffed jumbo shrimp and a top sirloin cooked to request.

An average dinner costs from $11 to $17 per person. Warren’s has an ever-changing dessert menu for those who still have room for more after finishing their dinners. The establishment also offers a kid’s menu for children under 10 years old. The kid’s menu offers a much larger selection of non-seafood items than the main menu, as well as seafood dishes that are sure to satisfy the different taste buds of all children. An average dinner costs from $11 to $17 per person, Cunningham said. Lobsters are based on the current market price. Warren’s offers weekly dinner specials and special deals and coupons are available at www.

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Warren’s Lobster House overlooks the Piscataqua River, giving its diners a view of the water while they dine.

The Big Bean Cafe serves eclectic, quality meals With homemade, local ingredients, The Big Bean is a Wildcat favorite By CHARLIE WEINMANN Arts Editor

It’s Sunday morning, and the sun gleams through the windows onto your table, as the smell of fresh coffee and toast surrounds you. The room possesses a colorful, cheerful atmosphere in which you feel at home, as if you were eating at your own kitchen table.

“We believe in

quality ingredients, preparing food from scratch in small batches … and supporting local farms with our bi-weekly specials.”

The Big Bean Cafe website

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The Big Bean Cafe serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week and offers a bright and charming atmosphere. This unique restaurant also has a catering service.

Tucked into the rows of brick buildings that line downtown Newmarket, N.H., The Big Bean serves gourmet breakfasts seven days a week. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, homemade breads and other natural ingredients are all part of what makes this breakfast nook one of a kind. “We believe in quality ingredients, preparing food from

scratch in small batches … and supporting local farms with our biweekly specials,” thebigbeancafe. com reads. Its menu consists of breakfast creations fit for a true king. “The Dusty O,” for example, is an English muffin, topped with scallion cream cheese, smoked salmon, tomato, red onion, two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served with a side of home fries. This is just a taste of the level of awesome The Big Bean is able to provide. The lunch menu makes no less of a spectacle. “The Cali” is a turkey sandwich with provolone, garlic mayonnaise, avocado, tomato and sprouts. Tire-turned-fans, local art, wonderfully prepared food, along with a truly friendly staff are aspects of the restaurant that will surely have you charmed. You will be surprised by the quality of the food and by the care that is put into preparing it. “I’ve only been there once, and I guarantee that I’ll be back again soon,” junior Geoff Glover said. The Big Bean is open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Enjoy comfort food overlooking the Cocheco River at ‘The Farm’ By ADAM J. BABINAT Content Editor

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La Festa offers everything from their signature garlic knots, baked pastas and heaping salads.

Dover pizza spot is worth a trip off campus By CHARLIE WEINMANN Arts Editor

The smell of a wood-fired brick oven wafts through the crisp, autumn air. You are in search of a place to eat, and the scent cannot be ignored, so you step inside what is La Festa Pizzeria. Located on 300 Central Ave. in Dover, N.H., La Festa is the crown jewel of fine pizza eateries. According to the website, La Festa “uses only the freshest ingredients to make [their] unique doughs and sauces daily.” The restaurant features a huge array of flavors that are displayed behind the glass, waiting to be ordered by hungry customers. The pizzeria puts great effort into the physical appearances of its pies; they even create designs with sauces on certain flavors, such as their famous buffalo chicken pizza.

“We use only the

freshest ingredients to make our unique doughs ... daily.”

When it comes to food in the community surrounding the University of New Hampshire, students, faculty and parents alike have a variety of options to choose from. One of my personal favorites, though, has to be The Farm Bar & Grille – which is, affectionately, referred to as The Farm – in Dover, N.H. The Farm is billed, according to its website, as a restaurant that offers “comfort food with a Barbeque spin.” The Farm is a bar and grill located at 25 Portland Ave. and offers indoor and outdoor seating, depending on the weather. This restaurant possesses great views of the Cocheco River that one can enjoy with friends and family on a nice day. The Farm has a lot to offer on its menu. Patrons can choose to consume anything as light as a salad and soup, to something much heavier, like smoked baby-back ribs. The Farm also offers a seasonal menu that typically contains many great treats that are made with locally harvested materials, which offers a nice variety year round. To top it off, many of these dishes are reasonably priced, though larger items like the ribs, or some of the seafood dishes, can get a little pricey. For people looking for a simple burger or sandwich and fries, The Farm is a great

place to go if you are not looking to take a hit to your wallet. The Farm also offers a wide variety of beverage choices, with 20-plus varieties of beer on tap and a large list of wine, bottled beers, cocktails and martinis to choose from for the 21-and-over club.

Patrons can choose to consume anything as light as a salad and soup, to something much heavier like smoked baby-back ribs. One of the drawbacks to The Farm, however, is its parking situation. With the main building located on a hill, most of the parking is located a decent ways away from the entrance of the restaurant. It’s a minor inconvenience for most people, but people who plan on taking families and friends with disabilities should bear that in mind before parking – it will save a lot of headaches. Overall, The Farm is a great destination for families to head to, and an even better place if you need to unwind. With great views of the Cocheco River at most tables, The Farm is a perfect destination to spend a laid back afternoon with friends and family.

La Festa Website

The menu consists of all the fan favorites, while constantly adding new creations to please the palate of any pizza lover. La Festa also caters to those who are in search of a good brew, offering a great selection of craft beers, as well as many domestic favorites. With a menu consisting of wood-fired, brick-oven pizza, hand-tossed New York-style pizza, calzones, baked pastas, salad and more, La Festa has something for everyone who is looking for something off the beaten path of pizzeria-style eateries. And if you do choose to visit La Festa, be sure to try one of their delectable cinnamon knots: a doughy ball of goodness just covered in cinnamon and sugar makes for a great dessert. With a friendly and fun atmosphere, low lighting and the sight of pizza dough being flung in front of your eyes, La Festa makes for a wonderful night out with family or friends.

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La Festa offers a wide selection of beer as well as their famous pizzas.

The Farm does not provide a large parking lot, which is believed to be one of the downsides of the Bar and Grille.


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The Portsmouth Gaslight Co. features four sections with different menu options: There is a ‘Downtown Pizza Pub,’ a main dining room, outdoor deck and a nightclub.

Portsmouth Gaslight Co. offers dining experience for everyone By SHANNON REVILLE Staff Writer

In my self-proclaimed, professional opinion, Portsmouth Gas Light Co. is one of the best places to eat in the Seacoast. Located in a building built in 1837, on the corner of Hanover Street and Market Street in downtown Portsmouth, this multi-menu restaurant has something for everyone. First, the dining room on the main floor at street level has a warm, romantic feel, with a bar and table seating. Exposed brick gives the dining room a historic look, and the menu includes a variety of traditional pub favorites done right: homemade clam chowder, creative salads, burgers and sandwiches, lobsterstuffed haddock, pastas and much more. They also have a long list of wines and happy hour specials. It’s a great place for a nice-but-reasonably-priced date.

An insider tip: Gaslight offers VIP reservations at the nightclub for two to 40 people. My favorites from the dining room include The Gas Light Salad and The Black Bean Burger. I’m not a vegetarian in any way, but these dishes are both hearty and healthy. I am completely satisfied every time I order one, or both. Second, and weather-permitting of course, Portsmouth Gas Light Co.’s deck seating is great. The food menu out here is the same as the street-level menu, but their drink menu seems to be a little more fun. Disclaimer: I cannot offer a truly expert opinion on this, as I only turned 21 recently and haven’t had the chance to enjoy their long list of fruity cocktails, drafts, wines or signature “Gas Light Bucket.” Nevertheless, the outdoor drink menu does look fun. A fun fact about the deck is that it is also home to a lot of nightlife in Portsmouth. They have musical performances all throughout the outdoor season. According to a picture

on their website, even Taylor Swift has played there. Third, the Downtown Pizza Pub is located beneath the street-level restaurant. It has an underground vibe that makes you feel like you are really hip for knowing about it. They offer wood-fired, original pizzas that can appeal to the appetites of those in the mood for a slice of plain old cheese, and those who are thinking of something a little more elaborate. Some of the menu items include The Muddy River, “a BBQ-based pie with a blend of sharp cheddar and mozzarella, oven roasted BBQ pork, fresh jalapeños, tomatoes, shaved red onion, Cajun spice, and garnished with fresh cilantro and sour cream.” The Laura Knoy is a “ricotta base with candied pecans, gorgonzola crumbles, spinach, caramelized onions, prosciutto and shaved red onions.” The Gas Light is the restaurant’s “flagship and by far [their] most popular specialty pizza, [which] combines sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni, ricotta, pizza sauce and mozzarella.” Fourth and last, there is the Third Floor Night Club. The name of this section pretty much speaks for itself. While it is not exactly the place to dine with your parents, the nightclub is just another part of Portsmouth Gas Light Co. that makes it a leading establishment in the area. An insider tip: Gaslight offers VIP reservations at the nightclub for two to 40 people. This includes soft seating with a view of the entire club, bottled water and a late night snack, and access to a VIP dinner menu. I’ve tried multiple items on both their menus, gone at different times of the day, week and year, and I have never been disappointed by Portsmouth Gas Light Co. This includes the food and the service. And on one of my visits last year, I learned from my waitress that there is not a single microwave in the entire restaurant. I find that both shocking and impressive. There is a lot of live entertainment going on in all four sections of the restaurant this weekend. Check out for complete menus, specials, VIP reservation info and a full calendar of events.

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The entrance floor is the main dining room, which offers a warm setting with bar and table seating.

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The Downtown Brick Oven Pizza & Pub, located below the street level, serves up wood-fired pizzas and provides a more casual setting for lunch or dinner.


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The Riverhouse’s outdoor dining and award-winning chowder are just two of the great things that set this restaurant apart from the rest.

The River House: Family-friendly seafood in Portsmouth By PATRICK MCGOLDRICK STAFF WRITER

There are over 100 seafood restaurants in Portsmouth, N.H., each offering a creative variation or style of classic dishes that people from all over the New England area have grown to crave and love. One restaurant that sates a clam chowder hankering without breaking the bank is The River House, located on 59 Bow St., Portsmouth. The River House is perched right on the Piscataqua River and has indoor and outdoor dining. The outdoor dining consists of a small deck that overlooks the harbor and typically has a longer waiting time, but it’s worth every minute. The atmosphere is casual. There’s a full bar and a typical entrée will run you between $12 and $23. The larger seafood platters, like the ‘Baked Sea Scallop Casserole’ and the ‘Lobster Roll,’ wade in the deep end of the money pool, but the portions are generous and all seafood combos are served on a hearty bed of fries. Chowder is really the River House’s signature dish, winning

first-place at Portsmouth’s Prescott Park Chowder Festival three years running and voted ‘Best Chowder in New England” by NECN viewers. The ‘Seafood Chowder” boasts a “hearty, rich, creamy clam stock brimming with lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams and haddock.” The cup will cost you $6.95, but for three more dollars, the bowl-sized portion for $9.95 is the best money you’ll spend in Portsmouth. You know when people order the chowder because you can hear it: the drawn-out “this is amazing!” could be the restaurant’s theme song. A close runner-up is the Warm Lobster Artichoke Dip, complimented by toasted sourdough bread for dipping. You just can’t go wrong. For the gluten-free diners out there, The River House is one of many restaurants starting to offer full gluten-free entrées, a too-long neglected market niche that can’t gain traction fast enough. Its menu offers half a dozen gluten-free dressings, and entrées from fried seafood in gluten-free batter, to broiled haddock without crumbs, to lemon lobster salad.

The service is always on its game as well. The food never takes more than 20 minutes to arrive, the staff is helpful and knows the intricacies of the menu and is typically very accommodating of any menu requests. The service can run a little thin on weekend nights, but not enough to ruin the experience. What’s so bad about a couple more minutes overlooking the water, anyway? Finally, capping off a meal with the outstanding Pumpkin Cranberry Stack, a “moist spiced pumpkin cake, pumpkin cheesecake and tart cranberries,” is a great way to welcome the fall season. The Flourless Chocolate Cake is equally delicious with zero gluten and “enveloped with a rich chocolate ganache, decorated with a chocolate curl and splash of gold.” The River House is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Overall, it’s a great place to take the family for casual dining, has great seafood at fair prices and has a view that ties it all together.

More famous Portsmouth seafood spots: Surf Portsmouth —Monday – Sunday, Dinner open at 4 p.m. Thursday – Sunday, Lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. —99 Bow Street —House Specialty: Fisherman’s Platter Jumpin Jay’s Fish Café —Monday – Thursday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. —150 Congress Street —House Specialty: Steamed PEI Mussels Dolphin Striker —15 Bow Street —Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. to closing Monday 5 p.m. to closing —Live Music 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday The Oar House Restaurant —54 Ceres Street —Live Music Friday and Saturday 7 to 10 p.m. —Lunch Monday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner Monday – Thursday 5 to 10 p.m. Dinner Friday – Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. Old Ferry Landing —10 Ceres Street —Monday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. —Famous Fried Seafood

Portsmouth’s Coat of Arms offers delicious food and a royally good time By KATE MURRAY Design Editor

Nestled on the corner of Fleet Street and Hanover Street is The Coat of Arms, a British pub whose slogan is “Come for the beer, stay for the food.” One meal here, though, and you’ll find that the food alone is worth it. Since 1994, The Coat of Arms has been serving up British comfort food, ranging from simple favorites to intricate specials. At this pub, the goal is to serve homemade food at an affordable price – all while using local ingredients when possible. The menu offers several American and British classics, as well as an array of interesting grub you thought you could only get across the pond. Starting with an appetizer or a “light bite” is a must. The Buffalo wings are a delicious standby, along with the London nachos – which aren’t tortilla chips, but loaded steak fries. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the Scotch egg: a hardboiled egg wrapped in homemade sausage and deep-fried, served with hot mustard. Jolly good! For entrees, this pub offers a

little bit of everything: soups, salads, “ploughman’s” plates (cheese and veggie platters), sandwiches and burgers and a selection of homemade pot pies cooked to order. Here, the fish and chips are award- winning, and the traditional full British breakfast is served all day. I highly recommend paying the extra dollar to get your fries beerbattered, just don’t think about the calories.

The Coat of Arms is a very family-friendly place with an exceptional staff and amazing food and drinks, all for a very reasonable price. With a slogan like theirs, it’s hard to ignore the extensive drink selection at The Coat of Arms. The list of draughts and cask ales, imports, scotches and whiskeys offered here is nothing less than impressive.

Eight of the pub’s 15 imported brews come from the British Isles, with other imports from Belgium, Holland and Spain. Also notable is the full page of “mixed pint” options, with classics like the AllIrish, a concoction of Guinness layered with Smithwick’s, and innovative pairings like the Black and Blue – Guinness mixed with Seadog Blueberry. Even with its great reputation as a bar, and its slightly dingy outward appearance, The Coat of Arms is a very family-friendly place with an exceptional staff and amazing food and drinks, all for a very reasonable price. Though the lighting is a little dark at times, the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The walls are covered in British memorabilia, from Manchester United jerseys, to photos of the British Isles. And on your way out, don’t forget to step inside the full-size traditional red telephone booth for the perfect photo-op. Oh, and one more tip: when the host offers you a table near the television screen so you can watch the “football” match, don’t be disappointed when you find yourself watching soccer instead of an NFL game.

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The Coat of Arms’ Roast Beef Pub Sandwich with beer-battered fries.


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The Friendly Toast is a restaurant furnished with Americana decor located in Portsmouth. Despite what its name suggests, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Retro-style restaurant offers large portions at fair prices By CORINNE HOLROYD NEWS EDITOR

From the outside, The Friendly Toast looks like an ordinary Portsmouth restaurant. Bright yellow, white and red signs – one for each letter – hang above a row of windows that line the Congress Street exterior. Inside, however, the walls are covered from floor to ceiling in an eclectic assortment of retro decorations. Everything from old soda ads to a giant ice cream cone to a stuffed cheetah with a speaker that patrons can crank to make the cat growl. “That is all Melissa Jasper [a previous owner], she’s just a lover of ... Americana,” Kitchen Manager Sara Odom said. “She approved the decorations.” Due to its atmosphere and great food, The Friendly Toast, located at 113 Congress St., is a great brunch place to stop by any time with friends and family. This restaurant has a variety of

options based around breakfast, as well as appetizers and salads, sandwiches and burritos, and drinks. Their entire menu is available online. For breakfast, patrons can choose from a variety of options, such as pancakes, waffles, French toast, fruit salads, granolas, and egg-based meals such as sandwiches and scrambles.

The restaurant buys from other small businesses, composts and recycles, and uses bambooand starch-based takeout utensils and containers. Appetizers – which are “large enough to share,” as the menu points out – include salads and

fried foods. There is also an array of side dishes that range from breakfast foods to dips. Sandwiches and burritos include burgers, basic lunch meat sandwiches, and a variety of specialty sandwiches and burritos. Drinks include the basics – carbonated drinks, juices, caffeine and alcoholic beverages – as well as different types of cocoa, seasonal lemonade, frappes and smoothies. Odom’s favorite meal is the Ann Marie Quesadilla, one of the available vegetarian options. Even though she is not a vegetarian, Odom likes the quesadilla better than some of the meat-based options. “It’s been on the menu for a long time, but it’s still delicious,” she said. The Friendly Toast can also make certain substitutions for its customers. Pancakes can be made gluten-free (except for pumpkin pancakes) and meals can substitute egg whites or tofu, for a little


extra cost. The Friendly Toast makes its own breads, too: whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, cayenne-cheddar, oatmeal – their white bread – and anadama bread – a classic New England bread. My favorite item is the Eggin-a-Hole, which is exactly what it sounds like. The chef takes a thick piece of bread, cuts a hole and cooks an egg in the hole. I also like their smoothies, which are served in the cup the drink is blended in, and is a large but delicious serving. There is a kids’ menu for patrons under the age of 12. The menu consists of anything on the regular menu, only half the size and price. The restaurant does not, however, serve hot dogs. The menu does point out that The Friendly Toast uses “hearthealthy safflower oil to fry in, and everything is trans-fat free.” The restaurant buys from other small businesses, composts and recycles, and uses bamboo- and

starch-based takeout utensils and containers. A couple of downsides to this Portsmouth eatery include that breakfast and lunch hours are usually crowded. If you don’t eat a lot, this might not be the place for you. The portions are very large and are high in calories, but worth it if you want a day out and take home leftovers. Despite these factors, The Friendly Toast is one of my favorite Portsmouth restaurants. While I don’t go there every time I’m in town, it’s always a delicious meal and it’s fun to find new, strange decorations on the walls and tables. Plus, you are right in downtown Portsmouth, where there are great places to shop and you are surrounded by history. The Friendly Toast is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 24 hours a day on the weekends, remaining open from 7 a.m. on Friday to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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Besides all of the great options in and around Durham, the University of New Hampshire offers great options with Dining Services. Students choose from three dining halls: Holloway Commons, Philbrook and Stillings. There are many special events and feasts hosted throughout the year, such as the Apple Harvest Feast, on October 4th.


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