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Students swarm Main Street after Sox win Despite town preparations, celebration turns rowdy By SUSAN DOUCET and CHARLIE WEINMANN TNH STAFF

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After the game ended, students poured out of the bars and apartments and into the street. What started out as a harmless celebratory gathering quickly grew out of control, with students climbing lampposts and setting off fireworks and police in riot uniforms intervening.

Classes coordinate night of fun for kids

By DANIELLE LeBLANC

By CATIE HALL

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Spooky storytellers

ROTC students organize 5k race for a good cause The Arnold Air Society will be holding a 5k race through the University of New Hampshire campus to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday, Nov. 2. Heather Oliver, a senior in the Air Force ROTC program at UNH, is in charge of the event. “Originally we wanted to do a competition between the Army and Air Force ROTC detachments here at UNH,” Oliver said. According to Oliver, a 5k was chosen because all of the cadets liked running and they thought it would be a good

Main Street crowded with University of New Hampshire students Wednesday night immediately after the Red Sox won the World Series, quickly evolving from a celebration to what was described as a “downtown disturbance,” according to a press release from Erika Mantz of UNH Media Relations. The disturbance resulted in the arrest of five UNH students, who were all charged with disorderly conduct, several police officers sustaining minor cuts, and vehicles on Main Street receiving minor damage, according to the statement. Before students took to the streets around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the boys in Boston played a fantastic game, winning it all for the city still recovering from the Boston Marathon bombings. “Boston Strong,” the

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Junior Hannah Whalen dressed up as a fortune teller for one of the tables set up at the Spooky Stories event.

There were fortunetellers, mad scientists, scarecrows, witches with crafts, buckets of leaves, costume makeup and puppets. However, these people weren’t little children trick-or-treating: they were University of New Hampshire students finding enjoyment in working with kids through mandatory assignments. On Monday Oct. 28, children in grades pre-school through third grade were invited to the Hennessy Theater at UNH for the Spooky Stories event. UNH students showcased their creative mastery in the forms of puppetry, storytelling, creative drama game stations and an outdoor

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Contents

The New Hampshire

Vegan UNH

Restaurant Week

4 UNH has earned an “A” in vegan-friendliness from peta2, PETA’s youth division, by offering some of the “best vegan food around.”

9 Restaurant Week displays some of the best Seacoast eateries for low prices and a set menu. Brazo is one of the restaurants featured this year.

‘Cats prep for America East

Last road trip

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18 Despite having two games left to play, the UNH field hockey team has already wrapped up the top seed for the America East tournament, which starts Thursday, Nov. 7.

Tied atop of America East, the UNH volleyball team has a two-game road trip this weekend against Hartford and Providence before returning home for four consecutive games to close out the regular season.

This Week in Durham

Green Collar Careers

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Nov. 2

• “Anything Goes,” Johnson Theatre, 7 - 10 p.m. • Free Yoga for Students, Wildcat Den, MUB, 12 - 1 p.m. • Aerial Mapping of the Texas Coastline Above and Below the Water Surface, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab Room 130, 3 4 p.m. • Cultural Connections: Cricket! MUB Entertainment Center, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

• “Anything Goes,” Johnson Theatre, 7 - 10 p.m. • UNH NACA POWWOW, MUB Granite State Room, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • UNH Hockey Dos Amigos PreGame Reception, Elliot Alumni Center, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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Nov. 4

• “Anything Goes,” Johnson Theatre, 2 - 5 p.m. • Wheelchair Dodgeball Tournament to Benefit Northeast Passage, Lundholm Gymnasium, 1 - 3 p.m.

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continued from page 1 phrase that has become so engrained in the minds of citizens, was being celebrated along with the love for baseball. Ninety-five years after the Red Sox last won the Worlds Series at Fenway, fans across the region had reason to celebrate, and students at UNH were not about to call it an early night. As students congregated on Main Street, it sounded like a small army had marched its way into downtown Durham. An estimated 1,000 people gathered downtown upon the third World Series Championship win for the Red Sox in 10 years, quickly gaining another 2,000 people, as reported in the press release. It wasn’t long after the crowd of then about 3,000 had formed that blue- flashing lights could be seen racing over the hill towards Main Street, surrounding the students on both sides. Students loudly chanted, “Let’s go Red Sox,” “Yankees suck,” and other popular cheers of victory. Fireworks exploded in the air periodically – some seeming to come from the middle of the group gathered in front of Durham House of Pizza – followed by the thunderous approval of the crowd below. Champagne could be seen spraying out of the mass, soaking the cheering fans and the sound of glass shattering on the pavement could be heard. The scene started getting out of hand and evolved past mere celebration when students began climbing street lamps and trees and jumping on top of a car parked outside of Durham House of Pizza. As the energy grew to higher intensity, more blue-flashing lights appeared on both ends of Main Street. A group of police officers lined up across Main Street just before the Main Street and Madbury Road intersection. The officers, dressed in riot uniforms, shields raised, waited a few minutes before slowly advancing toward the loud crowd. Students were reportedly first asked to disperse before police approached. The press release said that, “police verbally requested multiple times that the crowd disperse in order for the street to reopen.” When students did not react to that request, police used pepper Police lined up and approached the crowd of students after multiple warnings to disperse. Officers dispensed pepper balls and pepper spray at the crowd in an attempt to break up the large gathering blocking Main Street. CAmeron johnson/ staff

spray and pepper balls to break up the gatherings. Students could be seen coughing and running away from the crowds once the police began using these tactics. In addition to UNH and Durham police, officers from Laconia, Dover, the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, New Hampshire State Police, and the state Liquor Commission were also present. Students had mixed reactions to the night’s events, some feeling as though the police acted inappropriately towards what was supposed to be a harmless celebration. “Their objective was understandable but their means of accomplishing it might have been unnecessary,” senior Travis Nason said. “I feel like the crowd quickly switched from being a reason to celebrate the Sox to an excuse to be rowdy on Main Street.” “I find it interesting that on homecoming there is a large, contained area where kids are drinking and partying loudly, and cops are chill about it. It should have been the same with Main Street,” junior Shema Rubdi said. “It feels like there is a lack of respect, or trust (for the students.)” According to the press release, “Students were warned prior to the game that any student arrested during a time where there was a crowd gathered would be suspended on an interim basis and be subject to the court and UNH conduct systems.” The five students arrested Wednesday were: Michael J. McGillicuddy, 20, of Rockport, Mass.; Marisa A. Hardy, 21, of Nashua; Evan R. Orlando, 22, of Mansfield, Mass.; Justin Pimentel, 18, of Pelham; and Robert Lougee, 18, of Bow. A letter was distributed by Anne Lawing, dean of students, David Kurz, chief of the town of Durham Police Department, and Paul Dean, executive director of public safety/ UNH Police chief after the Red Sox won the American League Championship on Oct. 19, sending the team to the World Series. The letter urged students to be safe if celebrating Halloween or a World Series win, adding, “As the Series winds down and Halloween approaches, you will notice an increased police presence on campus and in Durham.” Some students felt as though the media has been overly dramatic in describing the events that took place on Main Street in Durham on

Wednesday. “It wasn’t as bad as some other New Hampshire schools,” senior Cassie Stever said. However, the events of Wednesday night that carried into Thursday morning were reminiscent of past years when UNH had issues with student rioters. According to an article on Boston.com from Oct. 29, 2007, “Several thousand students gathered on Durham’s Main Street … many waving brooms and chanting “sweep, sweep, sweep,” after the Sox beat the Colorado Rockies. The site also states, “In 2003, about 2,500 people rushed onto Durham’s streets after the Red Sox lost a playoff game to the Yankees. Students and others aimed bottles, rocks and paintball guns at police. Seven people, including six students, were arrested.” An article published in The New Hampshire on Oct. 30, 2007 – following the last Red Sox World Series win – cited that a group of about 3,000 students gathered in downtown Durham, resulting in no arrests and two reported dumpster fires. In 2012, UNH Assistant Director of Housing Michael Saputo issued a statement addressed to residents of Babcock Hall, Adams Tower, and the Gables and Woodside apartments regarding student celebration after the Super Bowl game between the Patriots and the Giants. According to the Feb. 3, 2012 issue of The New Hampshire, “Saputo requested that students ‘stay at their respective residences and away from the Main Street area. Students will not be permitted to gather downtown,’ he added.” More recently, a similar situation unfolded on campus in the spring. A party of about 500 people drew attention, and police responded with pepper balls and pepper spray, as reported in the April 30, 2013 issue of The New Hampshire. An officer was reportedly hit in the head with a bottle. This year’s letter from Lawing, Kurz, and Dean expressed a similar message to Saputo’s 2012 message: “At no time will crowds be allowed to congregate in public roads or on public sidewalks.” The University of New Hampshire police department did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday about Wednesday night’s events.

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continued from page 1 candy hunt. Though it’s now a class requirement for Carol Fisher’s students to attend Spooky Stories, Fisher, a theater and dance department professor, said it didn’t start that way. “It started from my puppetry class,” Fisher said, “and my class wanted to share their puppets that were Halloween-based.” Fisher started Spooky Stories in 2003. Ten years later, it is not just her puppetry class that participates, but also her storytelling class and her creative drama class. About 20 of her students participated this year, and over 15 families came to partake in the fun. “We do a lot for children and youth because we have these youth drama programs,” Nancy Pearson, director of marketing and communications for UNH’s theater and dance program, said. “We try to, as much as possible, open it up to the community.” And open it they did.

“It started from my puppetry class and my class wanted to share their puppets that were Halloween-based.”

Carol Fisher

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Some children waddled around the theater in their Winnie the Pooh costumes while others bounded with see-through fairy wings into their parent’s waiting embrace. Small fingers groped game stations for candy and prizes, and UNH students seemed to smile through it all. “I think it’s really awesome,” UNH junior Hannah Whalen said. Whalen sat at a fortuneteller game station wearing gold jewelry, a bandana over her hair and a patterned shawl covering her shoulders. Whalen studies environmental conservation and international affairs but participated in the event as a requirement for Fisher’s creative drama class. She saw the assignment as an enjoyable way to interact with the Durham community. “It’s fun to see all the kids in the community coming,” Whalen said, smiling as another child left her station with a prize clutched in his hands. At Whalen’s station, children picked their fortunes from a pile of handmade cards and drawn images. Whalen drew the image they chose, perhaps a black cat, on their hand with washable marker and let them reach into an orange bucket for prize-picking. “I think we need more [community interaction],” Whalen said. “That’s what I miss most about being home, I think.” Meanwhile, Molly McGovern sat with her hands in a box of leaves. She wore a flannel shirt, rain boots, a straw hat and had her hair braided for her scarecrow character. The UNH sophomore

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did it for her creative drama class without any outward resentment towards the requirement. “It’s awesome,” McGovern said, her eyes on the toddlers reaching into the box of leaves to pull out prizes. Whenever a child drew close to McGovern’s station, one could hear her say, “I need help harvesting my crop,” with the same enthusiastic inflection for each child, no matter how many times she’d already repeated the phrase. After the game stations were cleared off the stage, Fisher invited children to sit on the stage for storytelling and puppetry. Twentytwo sat as close as they could without sitting on Fisher’s feet. Spooky Stories was set up so that puppet shows and storytelling alternated. The third pair of UNH storytelling students made an effort to involve the children in their story. To do so, they inserted the children’s costumes into the story lines. One of them was a unicorn. “Four timid ghosts in a haunted house, and a witch moved in and wanted them out,” one of the storytellers said, clad in her witch’s hat and dark clothing. “One [timid ghost] saw a unicorn and was as scared as could be,” the other storyteller said. “One flew to the woods, and then there were three.” Some children were initially distracted during storytelling, busy with crumpled candy bags and running to parents. However, the “Ten Pumpkins” puppet show arrested their attention with background music, narration via microphone and shadow puppets that included a skeleton, a ship and a ghost that came to take pumpkins. The following puppet shows had a similar mesmerizing effect on the children, demonstrating that the students’ creative efforts did not go to waste. While the storytelling, puppetry and creative drama students presented the evening’s entertainment, other students had to serve as ushers on the sidelines. However, even those students who were not directly involved with the children found enjoyment in their interactions with the community. UNH junior Samantha Gertz was receiving Introduction to Theater class credit for being one of the ushers. “I think it’s good for the college students to interact with people other than college students,” Gertz said as she watched a family come down the stairs towards the Hennessy. “Good UNH promotion.” Emma Hansen, a UNH freshman, didn’t seem to mind giving up part of her Monday night to take tickets, either. “I think it’s adorable,” Hansen said. “I think it’s a good thing for parents. I don’t know, when I was little I wish I had a college to go to for something like this.”

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UNH Receives ‘A’ For Vegan-Friendliness By CAMERON BIELSKI CONTRIBUTING WRITER

In a recently-conducted survey by peta2, PETA’s youth division, ranking the vegan-friendliness of every four-year, non-profit college and university in the nation, the University of New Hampshire performed well, earning an “A” letter grade after receiving 13 out of a possible 20 points. According to peta2 Director Marta Holmberg, “more college students than ever are concerned about finding food that’s healthy, humane and delicious – and as peta2’s survey shows, the University of New Hampshire is working hard to offer students some of the best vegan meals around.” Holmberg offered high praise for the variety of selections at UNH, noting that “from pouring soy milk on their breakfast cereal to topping off a delicious meat-free dinner with a slice of vegan cake, students at the University of New Hampshire can enjoy vegan meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

The peta2 survey critiqued UNH in several different categories, including the nondairy milks available in every dining hall, its on-campus promotion of “Meatless Mondays” and the clearly-marked vegan dishes available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “The University of New Hampshire scored an ‘A’ on our Vegan Report Card by meeting or exceeding expectations in nearly every category, such as offering vegan entrees at every meal, promoting and labeling vegan food on the menus, participating in the Meatless Monday campaign and including at least one vegan student on their dining advisory board,” Ryan Huling, associate director of international youth outreach for PETA, said. “At UNH and other schools nationwide, vegan food is more popular than ever because students don’t want to support an industry that slaughters nearly 2 million animals every hour and devastates the environment,” Huling said. “In fact, according to a study by food-service

provider Bon Appétit, the number of college students who identify themselves as vegetarian has risen by 50 percent since 2005 and the number of vegan students has more than doubled during the same period. Schools are responding by rapidly increasing their crueltyfree options – including veggie barbecue sandwiches, vegan ravioli and nondairy chocolate mousse – which all students can enjoy.” Moving forward, UNH is working hard in partnering with its student dining advisory board in order to continue its success in veganfriendliness. Other schools on peta2’s “A” list include Brown University, Oklahoma City University and the University of North Texas. Texas Tech University was at the opposite end of the spectrum, earning an F overall for its lack of vegan-friendly options. For more complete information about peta2’s survey, including each school’s individual rankings, visit http://www.peta2.com.

In Between the Lines The number, out of 20, that the UNH Dining Services earned to receive an A -rating in vegan friendliness

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percent increase in college vegetarians since 2005

“From pouring soy milk on their breakfast cereal to ... a slice of vegan cake, students at the University of New Hampshire can enjoy vegan meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”

-peta2 Director, Marta Holmberg

Texas Tech University F-rating for veganfriendly options

judge decides to Calif. city’s bid to close Calif. send boy to state lockup Sriracha plant denied By LINDA DEUTSCH ASSOCIATED PRESS

By JOHN ROGERS ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES— A judge refused Thursday to order an immediate halt to production of the internationally popular hot sauce Sriracha at a Southern California factory that local residents say is stinking up their neighborhoods with pepper and garlic fumes. In rejecting the city of Irwindale’s request for a temporary restraining order, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O’Brien indicated he wasn’t given enough time to consider the case. “You’re asking for a very radical order on 24-hour notice,” O’Brien told attorney June Ailin, representing the city. Instead, O’Brien scheduled a Nov. 22 hearing to consider issuing a preliminary injunction. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Irwindale said it had received “numerous” complaints from residents who say the smell coming from the Huy Fong Foods plant burns their eyes and throats and gives them headaches. The odor lasts for about three and a half months a year, during the California jalapeno pepper harvest season. The company, which produces Sriracha and two other popular sauces, says it grinds up about 100 million pounds of the hottest California-grown hybrid jalapeno

peppers it can find. The peppers are mixed with garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar, with the resulting fumes sucked through a filtration system and out through the roof. During harvest season, as many as 40 big-rig trucks a day arrive at the 650,000-square-foot plant in Irwindale, a largely manufacturing town of about 1,400 residents.

“And that’s good news for us,” he said. “We are hoping they do.” Huy Fong Foods was founded by Vietnamese immigrant David Tran, who started making his flaming-hot Sriracha sauce in a bucket in Los Angeles’ Chinatown in 1980. As the company rapidly grew, he moved to smaller facilities in Rosemead and, two years

In a lawsuit filed Monday, Irwindale said it had received “numerous” complaints from residents who say the smell coming from the Huy Fong Foods plant burns their eyes and throats and gives them headaches. City officials say complaints started arriving in September, soon after jalapeno harvest season began. Some people downwind have said the effect is like having a big plate of hot peppers shoved in your face. The harvest season will end in about a week, meaning the smell should be gone by the Nov. 22 hearing — at least until next August. However, City Manager John Davidson said after Thursday’s hearing that Huy Fong officials have told the city they are working on developing a better filtration system that they think will kill the smell by next year.

ago, to the new, block-long building in Irwindale, where he really began ramping up production this year. Tran says the privately held company did about $85 million in business last year. Its signature product originally was used mostly to spice up Asian dishes. These days, however, the bright-red sauce is spread on all kinds of foods — from hot dogs to tacos to sandwiches — and is sold the world over. The Rosemead plant produces some Sriracha, but the bulk of it comes from the Irwindale plant. Plans are for the Irwindale facility to eventually produce all of it.

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RIVERSIDE, Calif.— A California judge ruled Thursday that a 13-year-old boy who was 10 when he killed his neo-Nazi father will spend at least the next seven years in a state juvenile facility. Judge Jean R. Leonard said the maximum the boy can serve would be until he is 23. He’ll be eligible for parole in seven years. The decision came after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued for months about the best placement to assure his safety and rehabilitation. The judge said she had spent a long time considering the case and decided it was proper to commit the boy to the California Division of Juvenile Justice. “This is an individual with exceptional needs,” she said. The judge said the boy is currently being treated with psychotropic medications and she authorized that to continue for 60 days until he is reevaluated. While the judge noted that the sentence for the murder of his father would be 40 years to life if he was an adult, the prosecutor said outside court that the boy cannot serve that long because he is a juvenile. His attorneys said the boy was severely abused and has serious emotional and learning disabilities from a brutal and twisted childhood. The Riverside County boy shot Jeffrey Hall, 32, at point-blank range as he slept on a sofa at their home on May 1, 2011, after a night of drinking. The boy told police he was afraid he would have to choose between living with his father or stepmother if they divorced.

The judge issued a seven-page ruling that she did not immediately release. The boy, neatly dressed in a vest and white shirt, his blonde hair plastered down, peered at the judge’s written ruling as she read from it. He showed no reaction but his lawyer, Punam Grewald, told The Associated Press he had called her two days ago and “he asked me ‘are things going to get better?’” She said she replied, “They will, but not right now.” Grewald said she was not surprised at the ruling, which she said was mandated by the decision that he was guilty of second-degree murder. She said he will be the youngest inmate in the system and that there is no middle school facility at which he could be educated. “This is a complete miscarriage of justice,” she said, and promised an appeal will be forthcoming. The Associated Press is not naming the boy because of his age. His father was regional leader of the National Socialist Movement. On Wednesday, a Riverside County prosecutor argued that the boy should be sent to Juvenile Justice O.H. Close Detention Center in Stockton to protect him and the public, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. Prosecutors have acknowledged he probably would be placed with some of the most violent offenders. Defense attorneys, however, argued that the state isn’t equipped to handle his problems and he should go to a treatment center that could meet his needs for special education and more intensive therapy, with a goal of someday allowing him back into the world.


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In-house brewery, 7th Settlement, will soon open doors in downtown Dover By STEPHANIE FIELD contributing writer

Dover will soon be home to an in-house brewery that offers farm-to-table food crafted from fresh, local ingredients along with signature craft beer. 7th Settlement plans on opening its doors in midNovember.

be featured on tap. The beers will feature brews from 7th Settlement and One Love Brewery. One Love Brewery is a sister brewery located in 7th Settlement. Consumers can expect variety when it comes to the beers on tap. “We have two different backgrounds, two different influences,” Michael Snyder of One Love

The dream of owning a brewery started eight years ago for Henry and Boynton when Henry’s wife gave him an at-home brew kit. Henry and Boynton brewed a clone of Caribou Slober, which is a brown ale from Montana. 7th Settlement is located in the Cocheco Mill building in the heart of downtown Dover at 47 Washington St. Business partners Josh Henry and Dave Boynton are excited to be opening their doors to the public soon. The four brewers in charge of the front of house are Josh Henry, Dave Boynton, Michael Snyder and Nate Sephton. The two chefs are Brent Hazelbaker and Taylor Miller, former chefs of the nowclosed Green Monkey in Portsmouth. Six in-house brewed beers will

Brewery said, “so even though we may be making similar styles of beers, it’s probably coming from totally different angles, which is nice.” “We won’t be having competing beers,” Synder said, “there won’t be two stouts unless they are very different.” Beer prices are expected to be low. According to Henry, they do not put the beer in kegs but rather have lines running from the holding and serving tanks and eliminating additional costs. Henry said a pint of beer is expected cost $5. The food featured on the menu

will be farm-to-table and prices are expected to be low as well. Boynton explained that the menu will be seasonal but will have staple items. Meals will be crafted and prepared by chef Hazelbaker and sous-chef Miller. 7th Settlement is community-supported and received funding from crowd funding, founders clubs, presales, local investors and local banks and received a municipal loan from the town of Dover. The municipal loan was received because 7th Settlement is creating jobs for Dover. “We funded it completely with the community,” Henry said. The history of Dover has an influence when it comes to naming the beers. Henry explained how an imperial beer is a stronger beer. “Our imperial beers will be named after stronger dates in Dover’s history,” Henry said. According to Henry and Boynton, 7th Settlement sets itself apart from other restaurants in Dover because of its home-brewed craft beer, farm-to-table food, and top-notch service. “It was a great, great time doing it during the several days of brewing,” Henry said. They bottled the beer and actually labeled it “7th Settlement first batch brown.” From there, the idea took over and 7th Settlement will soon be opening its doors.

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Beast Feast

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All three dining halls held their Annual Beast Feast in celebration of Halloween on Wednesday night. Regular foods were given ghoulish names for the evening and staff dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes. For more pictures, go online to http://www.tnhonline.com.


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Wildcats, you’ve got mail ... again? By SHANNON REVILLE STAFF WRITER

JUNK FOLDER

Microsoft Outlook’s Office 365 has recently gone through a layout change. As the platform for UNH’s student email, it has garnered mixed reviews on campus. With a very blue design, a bubbly ‘ding-dong’ every time you get an email and the end-

of-the-semester anxiety well on its way, UNH students must adapt to the new website if they don’t have another means of accessing their emails. Some like it, some despise it and some just steer clear. Luckily, Office 365 has a page for you to leave your feedback … the trick is finding it.

NEW MESSAGE What do you think? Tweet @thenewhampshire with your opinion.

Ryan Auger JUNIOR

“It sucks. I’m not happy with it. They fixed something that wasn’t even broken. It is just one more thing we have to adapt to as students amongst the rest of our stressful lives.”

Katie Shaw SOPHOMORE

“I don’t like it. It is much more crowded-looking and you can’t differentiate the emails as well as before.”

Samy Shaw SOPHOMORE Nathaniel Kaplan SENIOR

“I like the old one much better. I was used to it.” “I hate it. It is awful because when you type in a contact, it doesn’t just pop up. You have to actually go into your contact folder. Also, it is hard to see what is read and unread. I don’t like it at all. Change is scary.”

Theresa Conn SENIOR

“I can’t even figure out how to open an attachment.”

Maggie Hendrickson SENIOR Taylor Hodgson SENIOR

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“It took me forever to find out how to create a new email, but other than that it has been fine. I just hate change.”

Julie Jane JUNIOR Anna SanMarco FRESHMAN Steven Sulfaro SOPHOMORE Amber Litterer SOPHOMORE

“I use Outlook through my computer, not online, so I haven’t actually used the new site.” “I use Apple Outlook, so nothing ever changes.” “I only use it on my phone, so nothing really changes except for aesthetics. People really don’t need to freak out about it.” “I have Windows 8, so I just use the app.”

“I think it is okay. I mean, blue is a nice color. I’m fine with it.”

Patrick Martin SENIOR Nick Marrone JUNIOR Kayla McDermott SENIOR

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“I liked it initially. I haven’t delved into it much, but I like the way it looks. It’s very blue.” “It is so blue … very IOS seven-y.”

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“I’ve only been able to access it on my phone. I can’t get it to work on my computer. I can’t reply to people from my computer. It is really annoying.”

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 event. However, as they started planning, a different idea emerged. “As we started planning, we realized why not open it up to the school and raise for a good cause?” Oliver said. “We chose the Wounded Warriors Project because it is near and dear to all our hearts.” According to Oliver, the vision of the Wounded Warriors Project is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. The Project has several purposes, including raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, helping injured service members aid and assist each other and providing unique programs and services to meet service members’ needs. “It really is a great cause and we are very excited to be raising money toward it,” Oliver said. According to Oliver, the Arnold Air Society has also volunteered to help run the race so that it goes as smoothly as possible. The race will start at 10 a.m. and will loop around the campus. The cost to run in the event is $5. The race will also be organized in three minute heats, with 10 to 15 people in each heat. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top male and female times. Although Oliver is the one who is primarily in charge of the event, there are several subgroups of people who have offered to help out as well. “All who [are helping] are in the Air Force ROTC or Army ROTC,” Oliver said. “The Army counterpart is Rebecca Hamel.” “I did a lot of the marketing,” Hamel, a senior, said. Hamel helped to put flyers up all over campus and in the dorms. “I also ran a table in the MUB to help raise awareness and got a lot of the army cadets signed up for it,” Hamel said. Evan Taylor, a senior and also part of the Air Force ROTC, is also helping out with the event. “I’m helping Heather plan it,” Taylor said. “She’s coordinating most of it, but I’m helping out with little things.” On the day of the race, Taylor will be helping to set up registration tables, getting people to go out and chalk the route and having people direct the runners. Based on the number of people registered so far, Oliver is hoping to get over 50 – close to 100 people – to attend the event. However, in the end, Oliver claims she hopes hundreds of people will attend. This is the first time the event is being held. However, Oliver said that she hopes the 5k becomes an annual tradition. Taylor shares this hope with Oliver. “Hopefully it’ll grow and be something we can do every fall,” Taylor said. “Maybe become a big event at UNH.”


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Prosecutor reviewing facts in Ga. gym mat death By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press

MACON, Ga.— A federal prosecutor said Thursday that he is conducting a formal review of facts and evidence in the death of a teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym. U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said that if he uncovers sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal civil rights investigation into the death of Kendrick Johnson he will ask the FBI to conduct it. “I will follow the facts wherever they lead. My objective is to discover the truth,” Moore said. Moore said he’s reviewing a previous investigation by a sheriff’s office and two autopsies done on Johnson, along with photos, videos and other evidence and information. He said he’s met with investigators and the attorneys for Johnson’s family. “I am committed to doing everything in my power to answer the questions that exist in this case, or as many of them as we can,” Moore said. The 17-year-old’s body was found Jan. 11 stuck in an upright mat in the school gym after his parents reported him missing the night before. Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded Johnson died in a freak accident, but his family insists that someone must have killed him. An attorney for the Johnsons

applauded Moore for taking a closer look. “We have to solve this murder mystery and we think the federal government’s intervention is one step closer to solving this mystery,” said attorney Benjamin Crump.

“We always believed it wasn’t an accident,

and we still believe it wasn’t an accident and we always will believe it wasn’t an accident.”

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Father of Kendrick Johnson David S. Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice in Miami, said it’s relatively unusual for federal authorities to go in and review an investigation once a local jurisdiction has closed it. “There must be something in the information that was provided to him that led him to believe he needed to take another look at it,” he said of Moore. “There must have been something that didn’t pass the smell test.” Federal jurisdiction is relatively limited in a case like this, and federal authorities will only be able to open a criminal civil rights investigation if they find evidence that a law enforcement officer or someone acting as a law enforcement officer was involved in wrongdoing in the case. If they found evidence of wrongdoing by someone outside of law enforcement, they would most likely refer it to local authorities,

Hallmark’s ugly sweater ornament stirs controversy By AP STAFF Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Greeting card giant Hallmark said Thursday that it shouldn’t have changed the lyrics to “Deck the Halls” on a new holiday ornament that stirred a backlash from customers online. The Kansas City, Mo.-based company has been defending itself after it began selling a miniaturized version of a tacky holiday sweater that changes the lyrics to the holiday carol. The ornament removes the word “gay” and emblazons the sweater with the phrase: “Don we now our FUN apparel!” Critics took to Twitter and Hallmark’s Facebook page, accusing the company of making a political statement by using the word “fun” to replace “gay.” Some Facebook commenters said they would never again buy Hallmark merchandise and that the change amounted to the company rewriting Christmas classics in the name of political correctness. Others suggested removing the word “gay” demonstrated a homophobic bias. The company initially re-

Weinstein said. A southern Georgia judge on Wednesday ordered authorities to release all surveillance video that investigators reviewed. Johnson’s father said after that ruling that he hoped the footage would contain

sponded by saying the multiple meanings attached to the word “gay” meant the sweater’s lyrics would be “open to misinterpretation.” “The trend of wearing festively decorated Christmas sweaters to parties is all about fun, and this ornament is intended to play into that, so the planning team decided to say what we meant: ‘fun.’ That’s the spirit we intended and the spirit in which we hope ornament buyers will take it.” The company updated its statement Thursday, saying it was surprised by the public’s response and that it now realized it shouldn’t have changed the lyrics. “We’ve been surprised at the wide range of reactions expressed about the change of lyrics on this ornament, and we’re sorry to have caused so much concern,” the statement read. “We never intend to offend or make political statements with our products and in hindsight, we realize we shouldn’t have changed the lyrics on the ornament.” But Hallmark spokeswoman Linda Odell said the company has no plans to stop selling the ornament.

clues about how he died. Sheriff Chris Prine had previously released surveillance footage that showed Johnson entering the school gym the afternoon before his body was found. No one appeared to follow him inside. Johnson’s parents wanted to see video from the gym from the hours before their son entered until his body was discovered the next day. The sheriff had declined to release the footage without a court order because it shows other minor students who could be identified. Johnson’s body was found stuck upside down in the middle of a wrestling mat that had been rolled up and propped upright behind bleachers. The sheriff has said he suspects Johnson became trapped trying to retrieve a shoe that fell into the center of the large, rolled mat. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner concluded that

he died from positional asphyxia, meaning his body got stuck in a position in which he couldn’t breathe. Johnson’s family had his body exhumed over the summer so they could get a second opinion from a private pathologist. Dr. William R. Anderson issued a report in August saying he detected hemorrhaging on the right side of Johnson’s neck. He concluded the teenager died from blunt force trauma near his carotid artery and that the fatal blow appeared to be non-accidental. A lawyer for Johnson’s parents filed court papers last week requesting that a judge order a coroner’s inquest. An attorney for Johnson’s parents said in September that the autopsy’s findings had been sent to local authorities and to Moore, as well as to the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The FBI has said it stands by the findings of the initial autopsy. The Justice Department said at the time that it had reviewed the state investigation file and didn’t see “sufficient indication of a civil rights violation to authorize a civil rights investigation.” But the Justice Department did say it was working with Moore and that his office was monitoring and evaluating the situation. On Thursday, both of Johnson’s parents said they would continue to press for answers. “We always believed it wasn’t an accident, and we still believe it wasn’t an accident and we always will believe it wasn’t an accident,” said his father, Kenneth Johnson.

NH Briefs Manchester ski area vandalized Sunday MANCHESTER— Vandals have spray-painted equipment, discharged fire extinguishers and driven a dump truck across the McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester. Police say they caused about $20,000 in damage Sunday. Police said security cameras caught three people prying open a door and looking through desks and drawers before driving the truck. McIntyre workers found the truck at the top of a ski hill, leaking fluid. Wooden guard rails were damaged and a nearby fence was ripped from the ground. Police said one of the three vandals has been identified as a 15-year-old Manchester teen. Police are still working to identify the other two.

Police say man, 81, struggled with burglar KEENE— Police in Keene, N.H., say an 81-year-old homeowner struggled with a man who ran away with some of his property. Police said they responded to the break-in at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. They said the homeowner suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital. Police are looking for the intruder.

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New president, new era for TKE at UNH By BRITTANY SCHAEFER Staff Writer

The anxiety and thrill of the unknown hung over Santos Lara as he grasped the gavel. The room was packed with Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers and other alumni as all eyes locked on Lara, the new president of the fraternity. This chapter meeting for installing new officers of TKE at the University of New Hampshire was one that would never be forgotten. It wasn’t a sudden decision, but an instinct that motivated Lara to seek and gain presidency of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) so quickly. As evidenced by his success in elementary school magazine drives, Lara knew that he was capable of achieving whatever he set his mind to. The rise to leadership came quickly for the UNH junior, but not easily. During his first semester as a brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Lara gained the position of vice president. The following semester, he was elected president. “I became president quickly by pure motivation,” Lara said, wearing the cherry and gray letters of his fraternity on his sweatshirt. “My heart is in my position. I don’t do this for the president title. I do this because I want to help my group succeed.” “Santos seems to bring a new type of energy that the fraternity is

thriving on,” Sam Huston, a junior TKE brother, said. “His natural leadership abilities and confidence seems to pump everyone up and encourage brothers to put the fraternity before themselves at times.” The moment that Lara pledged TKE, he embarked on a course to leadership. The rapid ascent to presidency wasn’t a surprise to the brothers that knew him. “Throughout our pledge process he proved his worth as a leader so we all understood that he would be the ideal top dog eventually,” Huston said. “So far so good for El Presidente.” TKE has been focused on achievement since the incident two years ago that seriously affected the UNH chapter’s recognition. TKE had its charter suspended by international headquarters after $2,000 and a gun were allegedly stolen from the fraternity’s house in the fall of 2011. According to MaryAnne Lustgraaf, director of the MUB and temporary coordinator of Greek Life, “TKE went through a major reorganization and membership review conducted by their headquarters.” “This meant the UNH chapter was very small and had to re-earn their charter. The new group is more values centered and a stronger overall organization. Santos is

a hard worker, fair minded and a good coalition builder.” Since TKE’s slip, revamping the fraternity’s image and engaging the community is crucial. TKE’s philanthropy is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the fraternity is taking part in the upcoming “Give Thanks. Walk.” event on Nov. 23 in Portsmouth. The brothers hope to raise $1,500. New members of TKE must complete 10 hours of community service and host a miniature philanthropy event. The brothers also get involved with organizations and events such as Trash 2 Treasure, early move in, Durham cleanup, the Cornucopia Food Pantry in the Waysmeet Center and the Wildcat Youth Mentors program. Another thing that sets Lara apart from other presidents is his strong commitment to and sense of unity. Throughout his year of leadership, Lara has made connections with all of the active brothers through going on various adventures, some more daring than others. “I went skydiving with Ryan Clark a few weeks ago,” Lara said. “He came over randomly and asked if I wanted to jump out [of] a plane. Four hours later, boom. Backflip out of a plane at 14,000 feet. Also, over the summer, I got the opportunity to visit [TKE

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The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity poses in front of the Wildcat. brother] Greg Gottlieb down in New Jersey and we road tripped to Washington, D.C. I could honestly be in a car, alone with any of my brothers and it wouldn’t be awkward. We always have something to talk about.” With a year of the new member process under his belt, Lara believes being president has changed his mentality. He stopped putting

himself first when he realized he had to guide 26 other people to success. Although the job isn’t always easy, motivation brought this leader to the top in a timely fashion. The position may be time consuming, but he wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. “My life is eat, sleep, breathe, TKE,” Lara said.


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Restaurant Week offers sample of Seacoast fare Event offers various items at fixed prices By OLIVIA MARPLE CONTRIBUTING WRITER

As daylight becomes scarcer and the evening air grows ever frostier, it’s harder to get out of the pleasant warmth of your room at night after a long day of classes. However, the creators of Portsmouth Restaurant Week are hoping that, even as the pleasant days of October drift into the bitter month of November, people will brave the cold to come taste some of the comforting flavors of fall offered throughout the Seacoast restaurant community, such as a warm cup of pumpkin bisque soup at the British Beer Company or spice filled empanadas at Brazo Restaurant. These two restaurants are joined by close to 50 others in the Seacoast community that are participating in Portsmouth Restaurant Week, a bi-annual food fest where restaurants offer fixed-price, three-course meals for lunch and dinner with new food items not normally featured on their menus. The week will begin Thursday, Nov. 7 and end Saturday, Nov. 16. The restaurants involved cover a large area of the Seacoast, from Durham to downtown Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine, and the price at each restaurant for lunch will be $16.95 and for dinner will be $29.95. Kathleen Soldati, who is in charge of public relations for the event, underscored that this is a good deal for customers, especially considering the variety and quality of food being served at the various establishments. “There are so many great chefs in Portsmouth who are doing so many exciting things,” Soldati said. “Wheth-

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Portsmouth’s British Beer Company is one of over 40 restuarants in the Seacoast area that will be participating in the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant Week. During Restaurant Week, which runs from Nov. 7 to 16, restaurants will offer certain items at fixed prices.

Sisters in Step stomp into first competition By OLIVIA MARPLE CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Sisters in Step, UNH’s own step and hip-hop dance team, will be participating for the first time in the 10th annual “Break the Stage” dance competition at Tufts University on Saturday, Nov. 9. The group will be “stepping” against teams that have participated in “Break the Stage” every year since its inception. Despite their lack of experience in stepping, the girls who make up Sisters in Step are excited for this new challenge and have been working hard to perfect their dance routine, which is alien and outer space themed and was created by the choreographers of the team, Kayla Pigeon and Tess Letarte. “The song that I [picked to choreograph] was ‘Space Jam,’” Letarte said. “So we’ve got a lot of fun, futuristic stepping and dancing.” Pigeon added that they are also featuring the song “Phone Home” by Lil’ Wayne in order to make their

routine “a little more hip-hoppy.” After the team warmed up at their practice on Thursday, Oct. 24, they started their routine with one member shouting, “Greetings Boston! We come in peace.” They then began their routine, which was made up of various step combinations of clapping and stamping on the ground, as well as yelling out cheers such as “UNH” and making noises to punctuate their moves. They used their whole bodies as instruments, hitting their chests and legs to mix up their movements. The echoes of their clapping and stomping reverberated throughout the wood-paneled studio area, even drowning out the bass thrumming through the ceiling from the Kendrick Lamar concert, which was occurring the same night at the Whittemore Center. Some parts of the routine were set to music, like the section where they danced to “Space Jam,” while during other parts there was silence in the background, increasing the

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impact of the sounds they made with their bodies. One of the dancers in the group, Nicole Paddock, said she is excited about the upcoming dance-off at Tufts University and, although she has never competed in a step competition before, she imagined the intensity of dancing would be similar to that of the dance competitions in the movie “Stomp the Yard.” “I’m really excited to see the other people there,” Paddock said. “I can’t wait to network with other teams.” Two of those other teams will be Blackout and ENVY, Tufts University’s step teams. According to the Facebook page, the event is described as “the premier step competition of the New England region,” something that weighs heavily in the mind of Letarte. “I’m a little nervous just because it is our first competition,” she said. “Normally we just do shows once a semester and now we’re going to be in front of the whole step

UNH Celebrity Series presents “The Graduate” performed by Los Angeles Theater Works on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theater. The play is based on a 1963 novel written by Charles Webb, which has since been made into a popular film of the same name. The story is about Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate who has an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the wife of a family friend. Though “The Graduate” is a well-known and beloved story, Los Angeles Theater Works will bring a distinctive production style to this classic. Los Angeles Theater Works will perform the show in radio theater style. This means the actors will speak into microphones as though they are performing an old-time radio play complete with sound effects. The actors will be in costume, but beyond that there will be minimal setting. “Part of the goal is to bring an appreciation to a forgotten art,” Matt Arkin, who will be playing Mr. Robinson, said. “This isn’t a type of show anyone nowadays would have seen. The actors will be speaking into microphones facing the audience as though they are recording a play for a radio program.” Arkin also spoke about the challenges of this unusual style of produc-

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er you go to a French restaurant or an Indian restaurant or a Japanese restaurant or a tapas restaurant, this is a great chance to have access to so many different places.” Ryan Bernier, manager of the Latin American themed Brazo Restaurant in Portsmouth, agreed with Soldati: “We love participating in Restaurant Week because it allows everyone to get out and try new cuisine,” he said. And try they do. According to Soldati, each Restaurant Week brings in a total of 70,000 people to the Portsmouth area and she described the atmosphere of downtown Portsmouth during this biannual event to be “bustling.” This influx of hungry visitors to the Portsmouth area is great news for restaurants like the British Beer Company, which recently opened up in downtown Portsmouth. “Because we’re a new restaurant we’re doing a lot of different things to get our name out there and what we’re all about,” Danielle King, a manager at the British Beer Company, said. New restaurants like this one continue to jump on board for Restaurant Week, which is why the event has grown so significantly since its humble beginnings back in November of 2008. Back then only 18 restaurants were involved, but the success of that first week prompted the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, who came up with the idea in order to showcase and generate enthusiasm for the restaurants in the Seacoast community, to organize a Restaurant Committee, made up of local restaurant owners, that would continue putting on the event twice a year. The committee decided to schedule Restaurant Week in November and April because during these times there is a lull in the amount of tourists visiting the area, Soldati said. She added that the Portsmouth area is ideal for such a week because it is “a culinary destination” and “this [restaurant] renaissance began with the Blue Strawbery.” The Blue Strawbery first opened its doors in 1970, and its owner was James Haller, a man who did a lot to spark the new wave of restaurants seen in Portsmouth today, including suggesting a change to the old, restricting liquor laws and persuading landlords to be more lenient about rent. These changes helped usher in a new era of dinning options in Portsmouth, Soldati said. She also emphasized that in Portsmouth one can not only enjoy a delicious meal at a unique and quality restaurant, but also there are plenty of entertainment venues and historical sites in the city, allowing visitors to easily make a night or a weekend out of their restaurant experience. Visitors can go see a movie at the Music Hall or listen to a live band at The Press Room or even just wander around the various backstreets and alleyways of downtown Portsmouth. “It’s a really vibrant town,” Soldati said. “Not only is there

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incredible architecture spanning four centuries but there’s also a great street life. If you’re down at Market Square or down at the water front you can see so many people out and about throughout the year.” In addition, the center of Portsmouth is only a 15-minute bus ride away on Wildcat Transit. The following are just four of the many restaurants participating in Restaurant Week: Brazo Restaurant Bernier described Brazo Restaurant, which is located on Pleasant Street in downtown Portsmouth as a “lively restaurant.” “It has a Latin American flavor to it and there’s nothing like it in Portsmouth,” Bernier said. “It’s really something special.” In addition to their empanada appetizer, they will be serving braised short ribs, a seafood stew, and pomegranate-glazed chicken. For dessert they will tempt customers with a toasted coconut sundae, a warm baked apple, and a Mayan chocolate layer cake. British Beer Company A relatively new restaurant in the area, the British Beer Company is situated on the edge of downtown Portsmouth on Hanover Street. It features a long list of draught beer from the United Kingdom and countries all over the world, and for those over 21, you can get the featured Goose Island beer on tap for free with your three-course meal.

“ Not only is there

incredible architecture spanning four centuries but there’s also a great street life.”

Kathleen Soldati Public Relations for Restaurent Week

King said that while their restaurant is usually known for its steak and chicken ale pies and its biggest sellers are traditional British meals, such as fish and chips and bangers and mash, during Restaurant Week they are switching up their menu and getting creative. “We’re going to have some seasonal options made with fresh produce such as pumpkins and squash,” King said. “Also, we’re going to have some seafood options. Portsmouth is a great place for fresh seafood as it’s right on the coast.” Along with their signature pumpkin bisque, they will be offering Greek lamb sliders as an appetizer. For dinner, their customers will be able to choose from butternut pumpkin ravioli or maple Dijon salmon, and for dessert the options are between pumpkin crème brulée and cinnamon sugar fried pretzel bites. Café Mediterraneo Co-owners and chefs Mounsif Ghninou and Adel Semmar opened Café Mediterraneo, a casual Italian restaurant, in 1993 on Fleet

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Cafe Mediterraneo, located on Fleet Street in Portsmouth, will offer a ravioli dish and a seafood dish at lunch to keep with their Italian roots during Restaurant Week. It also plans on offering some new items. Street. Nine years later it moved to its current location, in the heart of Portsmouth, on Congress Street. Semmar said some of the restaurant’s most well-known dishes include their lobster ravioli, the filet minion, chicken with apricot, and fruta del mar. However, during Restaurant Week he hopes both “new and regular customers will try some of the options not normally offered on the menu.” At lunch they will have not only a ravioli dish and a seafood dish, keeping with their Italian roots, but they will also be offering a chicken curry. For dinner they are serving fresh tuna and short ribs.

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Three Chimney’s Inn The Three Chimney’s Inn’s ffrost Sawyer Tavern is the one restaurant located in Durham participating in this event. A mainstay of the community, it is located on Newmarket Road and serves traditional New England food. The tavern’s manager, Karen Meyer, touted their chef’s use of local ingredients, including seafood, which is delivered from Rye on a daily basis. One such seafood item they will be offering is seared scallops over pumpkin risotto with crumbled bacon and walnut vinaigrette. The other two dinner options will be a grilled strip steak with housemade fries, caramelized onion and a blue cheese Worcestershire sauce, and grilled chicken over pasta with wild mushrooms, garlic spinach, lemon Romano cheese and sun dried tomato. They will be baking up multiple dessert choices, including crème brulée, pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate chip cookie pie and brownie a la mode. Meyer described the items on their menu this week as “a little special,” and she said the ffrost Sawyer Tavern, which was built in 1649, is an ideal place to eat if you are looking for a “warm and cozy atmosphere” on a chilly November evening. For more information visit http://www.portsmouthchamber. org/restaurantweek.cfm.

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“SONGS TO CELEBRATE THE RED SOX WIN” Corinne - “More Than A Feeling” - Boston

Justin - “Drunken Lullabies” - Flogging Molly Nick - “Tessie” - The Dropkick Murphys Adam - “Riot” - Three Days Grace

Charlie - “Dirty Water” - The Standells

Phoebe - “Sweet Caroline” - Neil Diamond Kate - “I Love It” - Icona Pop

Joel - “Merry Merry Merry Frickin’ Christmas” - Frickin’ A Lily - “Shipping Up To Boston” - The Dropkick Murphys Julie - “Started From The Bottom” - Drake

Susan - “She’s From Boston” - Kenny Chesney

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 tion. “We rehearsed facing each other, but onstage we will be facing out towards the microphones, which makes character relationships and reactions challenging.” Arkin spoke highly of the director, Brian Kite. “[Brian’s] got so much experience with this type of show, he’s been really helpful in making this work.” Aside from Los Angeles Theater Works’ unique take on “The Graduate,” Arkin believes UNH students will enjoy the show and be able to connect the story – particularly the struggles of the protagonist, Benjamin Braddock. “I think a lot of students are really going to be able to identify with Benjamin Braddock,” Arkin said.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 community of New England.” In addition to preparing for their competition, this semester the team has increased its community outreach by creating routines for local events – such as Dover’s Apple Harvest Day – and for UNH student events – such as Homecoming – at which they won a first prize of $500 for their castle float. On Nov. 3 they will host a Family and Friends Night, during which they will perform for four guests of each performer’s choosing. Captain Shannon Reville hopes performing at community events will raise awareness about their group. Even Pigeon said the one thing she would like the UNH community to know about their

“A lot of what he’s going through – his fear, depression and anxiety about leaving college and entering a world that’s filled with economic and political and social turmoilthat’s something college students today are going to identify with.

“ I wouldn’t want to be graduating from college in this day and age.”

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“[The show] is going to resonate with the past generation who remembers growing up like that, and it’s going to resonate with the current generation who’s seeing it again. I wouldn’t want to be graduating from college in this day and group is “that we are here, that we exist.” While Sisters in Step may not be that well-known around campus when compared to the UNH Dance Team, Paddock said she prefers being in Sisters in Step because she couldn’t commit to something as time consuming as the dance team. “I’ve danced my whole life and I wanted to find a way to continue dancing into college,” Paddock said. “It seemed like it would be a lot of fun and I love hip-hop, so that’s what drew me in.” Paddock is happy she made that choice and, for her, the camaraderie of the team is what makes being involved with Sisters in Step such an indispensible part of her UNH career. “I think it’s awesome that we can all get together and do something we love as a team,” she said.

age.” The cast includes experienced stage and television actors. Matt Arkin has performed on Broadway in “Losing Louie,” “The Sunshine Boys,” and “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” Heidi Dippold will play Mrs. Robinson. She has appeared in “NCIS,” “NYPD Blue,” “Alias,” “Law and Order” and a recurring role in “The Soprannos.” Tom Virtue will be Benjamin Braddock. Virtue has had parts in “Newsroom,” “Fetching,” “Maron” and he will be featured in “Silicon Valley.” Los Angeles Theater Works has received high praise for “The Graduate” in Vermont, and they have a show in New York before they perform in New Hampshire. The tickets will be $30 for the general public, and $10 for UNH students with an ID. They are available online at http://www.unharts. com or by calling the PCAC at 603862-7222.

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Boston Red Sox players celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series.

Red Sox win 6-1, 1st WS title at home since 1918 By RONALD BLUM Associated Press

BOSTON — More than an hour after the final out, players lingered on the field and fans stood by their seats, cheering, singing and applauding. A celebration nearly a century in the making was unfolding at the old ballpark, a long-awaited moment generations of New Englanders had never been able to witness. Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first. A clincher at Fenway Park. David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons. When it was over, Ortiz took a microphone on the field and addressed the city, just as he did a week after the marathon bombings last April. “This is for you, Boston. You guys deserve it,” the Series MVP said. “We’ve been through a lot this year and this is for all of you and all those families who struggled.” And the Red Sox didn’t even have to fly the trophy home. For the first time since Babe Ruth’s team back in 1918, Boston won the title at Fenway. The 101-year-old stadium, oldest in the majors, was jammed with 38,447 singing, shouting fans anticipating a party that had been building for more than nine decades. “Maybe they won’t have to go another 95 years,” said John Farrell, a champion in his first season as Boston’s manager.

Shane Victorino, symbolic of these resilient Sox, returned from a stiff back and got Boston rolling with a three-run double off the Green Monster against rookie sensation Michael Wacha. Pumped with emotion, Victorino pounded his chest with both fists three times. John Lackey became the first pitcher to start and win a Series clincher for two different teams, allowing one run over 6 2-3 innings 11 years after his Game 7 victory as an Angels rookie in 2002. With fans roaring on every pitch and cameras flashing, Koji Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter for the final out. The Japanese pitcher jumped into the arms of catcher David Ross while Red Sox players rushed from the dugout and bullpen as the Boston theme “Dirty Water” played on the public-address system. There wasn’t the “Cowboy Up!” comeback charm of “The Idiots” from 2004, who swept St. Louis to end an 86-year title drought. There wasn’t that cool efficiency of the 2007 team that swept Colorado. This time, they were Boston Strong — playing for a city shaken by tragedy. “I don’t think we put Boston on our back. I think we jumped on their back,” Jonny Gomes said. “They wouldn’t let us quit.” After a late-season collapse in 2011, the embarrassing revelations of a fried chicken-and-beer clubhouse culture that contributed to the ouster of manager Terry Francona, and the daily tumult of Bobby Valentine’s one-year flop, these Red Sox grew on fans. Just like the long whiskers

on the players’ faces, starting with Gomes’ scruffy spring training beard. “As soon as we went to Fort Myers, the movie’s already been written,” Gomes said. “All we had to do was press play, and this is what happened.” The only player remaining from the 2004 champs, Ortiz had himself a Ruthian World Series. He batted .688 (11 for 16) with two homers, six RBIs and eight walks — including four in the finale — for a .760 on-base percentage in 25 plate appearances, the second-highest in Series history. “We have a lot of players with heart. We probably don’t have the talent that we had in ‘07 and ‘04, but we have guys that are capable [of staying] focused and do the little things,” Ortiz said. Even slumping Stephen Drew delivered a big hit in Game 6, sending Wacha’s first pitch of the fourth into the right-center bullpen for a 4-0 lead. By the time the inning was over, RBI singles by Mike Napoli and Victorino had made it 6-0, and the Red Sox were on their way. “Hey, I missed two games. It’s time to shine,” Victorino said. All over New England, from Connecticut’s Housatonic River up to the Aroostook in Maine, Boston’s eighth championship can be remembered for the beard-yanking bonding. Fans bid up the average ticket price to over $1,000 on the resale market and some prime locations went for more than $10,000 each. Nearly all the Red Sox rooters stood in place for 30 minutes after the final out to view the presentation of

the trophy and MVP award. A few thousand remained when a beaming Ortiz came back on the field with his son 75 minutes after the final out. “It’s so electric in here,” Napoli said. The win capped an emotional season for the Red Sox, one heavy with the memory of the events that unfolded on Patriots Day, when three people were killed and more than 260 wounded in bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon. The Red Sox wore “Boston Strong” logos on their left sleeves, erected a large emblem on the Green Monster and moved the logo into the centerfield grass as a constant reminder. “It’s hard for me to put sports over a tragedy like that,” Lackey said, “but hopefully people that were affected by it can forget about it for a few hours at least.” Red, white and blue fireworks fired over the ballpark as Commissioner Bud Selig presented the World Series trophy to Red Sox owners John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino, leaving a haze over the field. “When the fireworks went off at the presentation of the trophy out there, when the ballpark was filled with smoke, it was completely surreal,” Farrell said. “To be in this position, given where we’ve come from, reflecting back a year ago at this time, there’s been a lot that’s happened in 13 months.” Among the players blamed for the indifferent culture at the end of the Francona years, Lackey took the mound two days shy of the second anniversary of his elbow surgery and got his first Series win since

the 2002 clincher. He pitched shutout ball until Carlos Beltran’s RBI single in the seventh. St. Louis had been seeking its second title in three seasons, but the Cardinals sputtered after arriving in Boston late Tuesday following a seven-hour flight delay caused by mechanical problems. Symbolic of the team’s struggles, reliever Trevor Rosenthal tripped while throwing a pitch to Ortiz in the eighth, balking Dustin Pedroia to second. “They were some frustrated guys in there, but overall you can’t ask us to go about any better than how our guys did,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “Not too many people expected us to do what we did.” Boston was a 30-1 underdog to win the World Series last winter, but joined the 1991 Minnesota Twins as the only teams to win titles one season after finishing in last place. Now, the Red Sox will raise another championship flag before their home opener next season on April 4 against Milwaukee. Gomes was looking forward to Saturday’s parade. “It’s time,” he said, “to queue the duck boats.” NOTES: Boston also won the Series at Fenway Park in 1912. The Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903 at the Huntington Avenue Grounds and in 1916 at Braves Field. ... Ortiz’s Game 5 bat is going to the Hall of Fame along with Uehara’s Series spikes, Ross’ Series jacket and Farrell’s Game 6 jacket. Gomes’ Game 4 home-run bat arrived in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Wednesday.


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Driver cited for driving while wearing UNH ROTC program Google Glasses, expects to fight ticket to hold Veteran’s Day ceremony in MUB By JUSTIN PRITCHARD ASSOCIATED PRESS

By TOM SPENCER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The UNH Air Force and Army ROTC will hold a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Granite State Room of the MUB. The ceremony will honor the nation’s veterans and their fallen comrades. There is an indoor and outdoor component to the ceremony. The indoor component will include light refreshments, speeches and presentations of awards. The awards include scholarships and inductions into the UNH ROTC Hall of Fame. Members of the UNH ROTC Hall of Fame are alumni who have made notable contributions to the military and to the community. “Some of the awards have been posthumous [including

one recent presentation to the family of a captain who had been killed in action], and are generally considered to be quite significant, as we have a very active group of alumni,” Cadet Capt. Ryley Paquette of the Air Force ROTC said. Among the honored will be Capt. William Y. Doran, Brig. Gen. John G. Pappas and Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, who are all being inducted into the UNH ROTC Hall of Fame. They will be honored for their exemplary service to the armed forces, America and their respective communities. The ceremony will then move outdoors to the Thompson Hall lawn flagpole, where ROTC members will have been holding a vigil since dawn in honor of the fallen. The ceremony will conclude with the retiring of the colors.

LOS ANGELES— A Southern California woman cited for wearing Internet-connected eyeglasses while driving plans to contest the citation. Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding Tuesday evening in San Diego, when a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer noticed she was wearing Google Glass and tacked on a citation usually given to drivers who may be distracted by a video or TV screen. The lightweight eyeglasses, which are not yet widely available to the public, feature a hidden computer and a thumbnail-size transparent display screen above the right eye. Users can scan maps for directions — as well as receive web search results, read email and engage in video chats — without reaching for a smartphone. Abadie, a software developer, said in an interview that she was not using her Google Glass when she was pulled over for allegedly going about 80 mph in a 65 mph zone on the drive home to Temecula after visiting a friend. “The Glass was on, but I wasn’t

actively using it” to conserve the battery, she said. Abadie expressed surprise that wearing the glasses while driving would be illegal and said she’s “pretty sure” she will fight the ticket. First, she said, she needs to seek legal counsel. In the flurry of online commentary her traffic stop has generated, several people saying they are attorneys offered their services.

“Above all, even

when you’re following the law, don’t hurt yourself or others by failing to pay attention to the road.”

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“The law is not clear, the laws are very outdated,” Abadie said, suggesting that navigating with the device could be less distracting than with a GPS unit or phone. “Maybe Glass is more a solu-

tion to the cellphone problem than a problem,” she said. It’s unclear whether a citation for Google Glass has been issued before. The CHP said it is not sure whether an officer within its own ranks has written one, and an agency spokesman pointed out hundreds of law enforcement agencies in California alone can write traffic tickets. Legislators in at least two states, Delaware and West Virginia, have introduced bills that would specifically ban driving with Google Glass. Authorities in the United Kingdom are mulling a similar ban. About 10,000 units have been distributed so far in the United States to “pioneers,” and this week Google announced another 30,000 would be available for $1,500 apiece. Abadie said she got hers in May and has become an “evangelist” for the technology. A spokesman for Google did not reply to a request for comment. On its website, Google says this about using the headgear while driving: “Read up and follow the law. Above all, even when you’re following the law, don’t hurt yourself or others by failing to pay attention to the road.”

Nutrition educator works to promote positive body image By KATIE GARDNER

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aria Caplan’s life surrounds her as she sits in her office on the second floor of Health Services at the University of New Hampshire. A picture of her beloved rescue horse Kaia hangs on the wall above her desk. A scarlet mug shows the logo of Ohio State University, her alma mater. A frame displays a photo of her and new husband Edward on their wedding day last year. Most prominently, on the walls and on her desk are signs of her passion in life – nutrition and body image. Caplan, a woman with dark hair and a youthful face, began working as the Nutrition Educator in the Office of Health Education and Promotion (OHEP) at UNH this semester and has loved it so far. After growing up in Stow, Ohio, a suburb of Akron, moving to New England was a big change. But as a lover of traveling, it’s a move Caplan has enjoyed. She was drawn to UNH and Health Services because she loved the program and the way that it’s run. “I really loved that there was a position that touched on nutrition and body image because body image is a passion of mine,” Caplan, who has her Master of Science in nutrition and is a registered dietician and licensed dietician, said. “I couldn’t just do nutrition without the body image aspect.” Caplan developed this passion while completing her undergrad at Ohio State, where she majored in nutrition and minored in exercise science. She also taught aerobic and cycling classes in addition to her role as a yoga instructor. She

was on the university triathlon team as well. Caplan didn’t always have this passion for nutrition and health, though, and she didn’t even enter college with a big interest in it. During her freshman year, when her roommates and all of the girls around her were trying to look certain ways, she fell prey to peer pressure. “[My roommates] put a lot of pressure on the way they looked and that kind of rubbed off on me,” Caplan said.

“If one woman on

this campus can change her mind about pursuing that ideal and decide that she’s fine the way she is, I would be happy with that.”

Maria Caplan

Nutrition Educator

Caplan said that she developed a negative body image along with many unhealthy habits. No one realized just how serious her issue was until her sophomore year when it landed her in the emergency room, though. “I actually almost died from what I was doing to my body,” Caplan said. The experience was eye opening for Caplan, and after it she realized that she wanted to pursue nutrition and health not only as a career, but also as a lifestyle. She

said it inspired her to be the advocate that she is today. However, recovering from such a traumatic experience wasn’t easy. “I think as far as body image issues go, I think recovery is a life long process,” Caplan said. Due to the fact that she wasn’t too far along in her eating disorder and ended up getting help quickly, it didn’t take long to recover medically. Psychologically, it wasn’t until she was in graduate school at Kent State that she began to feel OK with who she was. That’s not to say that everything has been perfect. “I don’t know anyone who wakes up every single morning and can look in the mirror and say ‘I love every single aspect of myself every single day,’” Caplan said. Wanting a healthier lifestyle and a more positive body image weren’t the only things that Caplan realized throughout her struggle. As she looked at her own mother, she realized that her negative selfesteem might have stemmed from how she was raised. “It was just something when you’re younger, you just think that’s how women are supposed to think,” Caplan said. “They’re supposed to judge themselves and they’re supposed to always criticize themselves on how they look.” Caplan said that her mother has always struggled with her weight and that she was an overeater who “medicated with food.” As she began to educate herself about her own issues, Caplan realized that her mother had an eating disorder as well. Caplan said that being able to talk openly and honestly about their issues together has definitely made them closer.

“By me getting educated in it, it’s really helped her as well through some of her issues,” Caplan said. Now that she’s at UNH, Caplan is helping students with their issues as well. She said that she even sees young people who, like herself, have been negatively affected by their parents’ eating disorders. One thing that she does through her work with Health Services is to oversee two student-run groups on campus, SPIN (Students Promoting Information about Nutrition) and ECM (Eating Concern Mentors). The two co-leaders of ECM, Christine Luciano and Crystal Cascio, both love having Caplan advise their group, through which they offer support and guidance to students with eating disorders. They both said that Caplan’s passion is what stands out most about her. “She is so fresh and excited and enthusiastic about everything that we do and so supportive of our new ideas and really trying to promote our goal on campus which is to promote having a positive body image and changing the culture,” Luciano said. Cascio agreed about Caplan’s willingness to help the group. “My favorite thing about Maria is her open-mindedness,” Cascio said. “Maria is always coming up with new ways to do things and providing suggestions as to how to improve our group.” Caplan also just worked on the annual Fat Talk Free week, which is an international campaign that looks to promote positive body image. She hopes that, through the campaign, women will realize that the media and adver-

tisements only show an unrealistic ideal that is unattainable. “If one woman on this campus can change her mind about pursuing that ideal and decide that she’s fine the way she is, I would be happy with that,” Caplan said. A big campaign such as Fat Talk Free Week isn’t new to Caplan and she’s already had experience in supporting and educating a campus on this sort of issue. Before coming to UNH, Caplan worked at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she helped with a “Love Your Body” month. When she isn’t working on big campaigns, Caplan helps with other events at UNH and helps students in Health Services. Outside of work she spends her time relaxing by riding her horse, a lifelong passion of hers. She entered college majoring in large animal veterinary medicine and, after switching to nutrition, decided to keep horseback riding as a hobby. She urges all students to find an activity that they’re passionate about to help them unwind. Caplan has had many different and unique experiences in her life, all of which have shaped her into the person she is today. She has shown that someone can take what seems like a negative experience, and turn it into what fuels a passion in life. According to the ECMs she advises, Caplan manages everything well and goes beyond what is expected. Luciano said that Caplan is superwoman and when Cascio described her, she chose a similar phrase. “We always kid around and say she’s ‘wonder woman,’ but in our eyes she truly is,” Cascio said. “We greatly admire her.”


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Mike Bellamente: Executive Director of Climate Counts By Theresa Conn Contributing Writer

Climate Counts was launched in 2007 with the goal of bringing consumers and high profile companies together to address solutions to global climate change. Motivated by the idea that halting climate change can only happen with action taken by an informed public, Climate Counts is out to prove that engaged citizens around the world have the power to make long-lasting change. The organization has scored some of the world’s most recognizable companies – from restaurants to software companies and everything in between – in an effort to provide consumers a transparent look into what the world’s biggest employers are doing to curb their environmental footprints. In director Mike Bellamente, 37, the organization has a leader as committed to unearthing our shared climate challenges as he is to coming up with tangible solutions. He’s also bringing the Climate Counts message to students through collaboration with the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute as a way of inspiring the next generation of sustainability leadership. “With how political the climate change debate has become, we’ve found that the most productive way forward is to drive change in the private sector by highlighting companies that are truly ahead of the curve on sustainability,” Bellamente said. “We believe it’s necessary to develop tools that help consumers vote with their dollar and reward the companies who are doing their part.” Theresa Conn (TC): What do you like most about your job?

Mike Bellamente (MB): I worked in the private sector for a very long time. I enjoyed the work, but didn’t feel like what I was doing was meaningful. Working for Climate Counts, I feel like I’m at the leading edge of something that’s very critical to how we operate as a society. That, to me, is what I find most fulfilling.

the politics of climate change and see that there’s a real issue there that requires a market-driven solution. We need those types of people, people that can bring fresh ideas and thinking to the problem. I like employees who don’t need a lot of handholding and are willing to get their hands dirty.  

for Climate Counts, I feel like I’m “atWorking the leading edge of something that’s very

critical to how we operate as a society. That, to me, is what I find most fulfilling.”

Mike Bellamente

Executive Director of Climate Counts   TC: 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? MB: I’m a proud graduate of Plymouth State here in New Hampshire. I came away with a marketing degree that allowed me to understand the relationship between brand marketers and consumers. In the end, like it or not, everyone is trying to sell something – regardless of the field you’re in – and coming to accept that has helped me enormously in more effectively getting my message across. In our case, what we’re trying to sell is a citizen-led response to climate change. And it needs to be sold in a way that’s unique, provocative and not preachy. People don’t respond well to preachy. TC: What do you look for in an employee in this field? MB: People who “get it.” We hire people that look beyond

TC: What made you integrate sustainability into your business / go into a green industry? MB: It’s the nature of what we do. Climate Counts has encouraged dozens of big, national businesses to operate in a more environmentally friendly way. My background in marketing and experience in the business world helped me find a way to inspire real change. Our Climate Scores help take sustainability out of the theoretical realm and into the actual market. TC: What are you most proud of in your business as relates to sustainability?  MB: I’m proud to see that our work influences the market as a whole. Companies rated by Climate Counts care very deeply about their Climate Score; they’re constantly looking to improve. That means they’re willing to put resources into things like renewable energy, waste minimization and sustainable product research and development. These changes

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Mike Bellamente is the executive director of Climate Counts, an organization that aims to bring companies and consumers together in order to work towards a solution for climate change. Bellamente also collaborates with students at UNH’s Sustainability Institute. within the business and production world have the potential to create lasting changes that are good for businesses and for the planet. Climate Counts is a greencertified business in the Green Alliance. For more info on Climate Counts, visit www.climatecounts.

org. To learn more about the Green Alliance, go to http://www.greenalliance.biz.   Theresa Conn is a senior Environmental Conservation and Sustainability major at UNH and a writer for the Green Alliance.

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Scientists fear renewed threat to white pine trees

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pathologist for the U.S. Forest Service based in Durham, N.H. She estimates up to half the plants previously thought to be immune have been found to be infected. When the fungus first hit in 1909 and spread outward from New York state, a massive eradication effort including a federal ban on planting ribes, helped stem the destruction. Still, within 13 years, about half the pines in New Hampshire were infected by the fungus, which is native to Asia and is believed to have hitchhiked here on an infected pine seedling from Europe. Philippe Tanguay, a molecular forest pathologist with the Canadian Forest Service, said a genetic fingerprint of the new discovery determined it was a mutation of an existing strain of blister rust and not a new strain. Several states, including New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, still ban the planting of certain varieties of currants and other ribes. In light of the 2011 discov-

Man suffers broken hip in truck crash

By RIK STEVENS Associated Press

CONCORD— A fungus targeting white pine forests has mutated and poses new threats more than a century after it first hit the United States, American and Canadian scientists said Thursday. A mutant form of white pine blister rust was discovered by Cornell University researcher Kerik Cox in 2011 in Connecticut. After two years of study, scientists now believe a large number of host plants — called ribes — previously thought to be immune to the fungus are susceptible. Ribes include valuable niche crops like black currants and gooseberries that are used in products from jam to vodka. Spores from infected ribes are carried by wind to the pines where the fungus invades the tree, eventually killing it. “This is a problem both for the forest industry and for growers (of ribes),” said Isabel Munck, a plant

ery, New Hampshire will add the previously immune plants to the banned list, and Munck said other states may follow. There are other treatments including fungicides used on ribes, pruning of infected pine branches or removal of trees, she said. It’s a worry in timbering states like New Hampshire and Maine and in Canada. “Pine is still the king in New Hampshire,” said Kyle Lombard, the state’s forest health program manager. “We grow and cut more pine in New Hampshire than any other tree species.” Eastern white pine is native to eastern North America. It ranges as far north as the Canadian Maritimes, westward to the Great Lakes and as far south as Mississippi. Munck said scientists are just getting a handle on the mutation and part of the early effort will focus on outreach to other states. “This is all brand new,” she said.

NASHUA— New Hampshire State police say a 33-year-old man has suffered a broken hip after his truck veered across four lanes and crashed through a guardrail on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua. Jarrod K. Rossi of Nashua was taken to a local hospital for treatment following the one-vehicle accident around 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say Rossi was driving at a high rate of speed when the accident happened. His truck eventually flipped onto its passenger side. He was wearing his seatbelt. Rossi was arrested at the hospital on an unrelated outstanding warrant. An investigation of the accident is continuing.

Couple accused of selling heroin out of apt. CONCORD— A New Hampshire man and woman have been accused of selling drugs out of their apartment, with the woman’s two young children present during some of the transactions. Police say multiple sales of heroin took place between Oct. 10 and Oct. 23 in the Concord apartment shared by 29-year-old Shane Plummer and his girlfriend,

32-year-old Jessica Hanright. Both had previously been arrested on Oct. 9 on multiple drugrelated charges and were released on personal recognizance bail. They were being arraigned Thursday on the new charges. Hanright also was charged with several counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Hanright’s children are ages 2 and 5.


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NH Briefs Men accused of threatening immigrants at knifepoint CONCORD— Two New Hampshire men have been accused of threatening a group of Bhutanese immigrants at knifepoint outside their apartment complex in Concord. Police said three of the four victims were returning from a dumpster when they were stopped by the two suspects. One said “Give us $20 or we’ll kill you guys,” and the other showed a knife. When they refused to hand over money, police said one of the immigrants was slapped in the face. Later, another was punched. The Concord Monitor reports the two men charged, Tyler Burley and Brett Reno, both 19 and residents of the same complex, gave differing stories. One said he was asleep at the time, and the other said he was out with the other smoking cigarettes.

Injured hiker rescued in White Mountains WATERVILLE VALLEY— A New Hampshire hiker who injured his leg has been rescued from a trail in the White Mountains. A team of rescuers carried the 50-year-old man two miles back to the trailhead of the Welch-Dickey Mountain loop trail on Wednesday. Rescuers reached him at around 11 a.m. after he called 911 for help. The hiker was taken to the hospital in Plymouth for treatment.

Man charged after school lockdown KINGSTON— A former student at Sanborn Regional High School in New Hampshire has been charged with disorderly conduct and criminal threatening after the school was put under lockdown last month. Eighteen-year-old Timothy Soucy of Kingston was arraigned Monday on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal threatening. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer. The high school was put into lockdown on Sept. 30 when students reported seeing Soucy outside with a gun. No one was hurt. Police later found Soucy in Danville.

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Court blocks ruling on NY police stop-frisk policy By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press

NEW YORK— A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a judge’s ruling that found the New York Police Department’s stop-andfrisk policy was discriminatory and took the unusual step of removing her from the case, saying interviews she gave during the trial called her impartiality into question. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the rulings by U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin will be stayed pending the outcome of an appeal by the city. The judge ruled in August the city violated the Constitution in how it carried out its program of stopping and questioning people. The city appealed her findings and her remedial orders, including a decision to assign a monitor to help the police department change its policy and the training program associated with it. During arguments, lawyers in the case said the police department hasn’t had to do anything except meet with a monitor since the judge’s decision. But the city said police officers are afraid to stop and frisk people now and the number of stop-and-frisks has dropped dramatically. The three-judge appeals panel, which heard arguments on the requested stay on Tuesday, noted

that the case might be affected in a major way by next week’s mayoral election. Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio, who’s leading in polls, has sharply criticized and promised to reform the NYPD’s stop-andfrisk technique, saying it unfairly targets minorities. He said he was “extremely disappointed” in Thursday’s decision.

The 2nd Circuit said cases challenging stop-and-frisk policies will be assigned to a different judge chosen randomly. It said the new presiding judge shall stay all proceedings pending further rulings by it. After a 10-week civil trial that ended in the spring, Scheindlin ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people

To make a stop, police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime is about to occur or has occurred, a standard lower than the probable cause needed to justify an arrest. The appeals court said the judge needed to be removed because she ran afoul of the code of conduct for U.S. judges in part by compromising the necessity for a judge to avoid the appearance of partiality. It noted she had given a series of media interviews and public statements responding to criticism of the court. In a footnote, it cited interviews with the New York Law Journal, The Associated Press and The New Yorker magazine. The judge said Thursday that quotes from her written opinions gave the appearance she had commented on the case in interviews. But she said a careful reading of each interview will reveal no such comments were made.

by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with the stop-and-frisk program. She appointed an outside monitor to oversee major changes, including reforms in policies, training and supervision, and she ordered a pilot program to test bodyworn cameras. The Center for Constitutional Rights, which represented plaintiffs in the case, said it was dismayed that the appeals court delayed “the long-overdue process to remedy the NYPD’s unconstitutional stop-andfrisk practices” and was shocked that it “cast aspersions” on the judge’s professional conduct and reassigned the case. The city said it was pleased with the federal appeals court rul-

ing. City lawyer Michael Cardozo said it allows for a fresh and independent look at the issue. Stop-and-frisk, which has been criticized by civil rights advocates, has been around for decades, but recorded stops increased dramatically under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to an all-time high in 2011 of 684,330, mostly of black and Hispanic men. A lawsuit was filed in 2004 by four men, all minorities, and became a class action case. About 5 million stops have been made in New York in the past decade, with frisks occurring about half the time. To make a stop, police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime is about to occur or has occurred, a standard lower than the probable cause needed to justify an arrest. Only about 10 percent of the stops result in arrests or summonses, and weapons are found about 2 percent of the time. Supporters of changes to the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program say the changes will end unfair practices, will mold a more trusted police force and can affect how other police departments use the policy. Opponents say the changes will lower police morale but not crime. The judge noted she wasn’t putting an end to the stop-and-frisk practice, which is constitutional, but was reforming the way the NYPD implemented its stops.

Nashua mayor says NH group lobbies for police investigated removal of novelty her and husband prescription bottles By AP STAFF Associated Press

NASHUA— Nashua’s mayor says the police department has been investigating her and her husband, a former bail commissioner, after someone he sued made allegations about him to the police. Police Chief John Seusing declined to comment on whether there’s been an investigation, although a lawyer representing Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s husband said Wednesday he is reviewing documents and recordings on an investigation into the couple provided by lawyers representing the police. The Telegraph reports Donnalee Lozeau said she learned of the 2009-2010 investigation a day after her February State of the City address. Her husband, David Lozeau, had sued someone who then told police he “was engaged in bidrigging, drug use and misconduct.” She did not provide the name of that person or the details of the lawsuit. The mayor said in a statement Tuesday the investigation, which included 11 attempts to wiretap her husband, was closed without any charges filed, then reopened in February, during tension between her and police over department contracts. “The subsequent attempt by one or more persons in the police department to start a smear cam-

paign based on an unfounded investigation to achieve political goals is shocking and appalling,” she said in her statement. She added, “Let me say this as clearly as I possibly can: I have not engaged in criminal activity of any kind. The suggestion that I committed any misconduct of any kind is unfounded, unsubstantiated, and untrue.” Seusing denied any link between an investigation and disagreements that he or police unions have had with the mayor. Richard Lehmann, an attorney who represents David Lozeau, said Wednesday he is reviewing documents and recordings from the investigation. He said there’s nothing in the conversations that suggest the Lozeaus were in any way involved in any kind of misconduct. He declined to comment on the lawsuit filed by David Lozeau, only saying it had “nothing to do with his role as bail commissioner.” The Telegraph had requested police records five months ago after David Lozeau resigned as bail commissioner. An attorney hired by the city reviewed the records and agreed to release at least some of them after letting Lehmann review them. Lehmann, who is still reviewing the records, said he can’t answer yet whether he’ll release them publicly.

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RAYMOND— A company that sells corporate promotional items online has agreed to remove candy-filled prescription bottles from its website after being lobbied by the director of a New Hampshire youth group. Celeste Clark, director of the Raymond Coalition for Youth, contacted California-based Branders. com last summer and asked it to stop selling the novelty pill bottles, saying they set a bad example for children. She helped found the coalition in 2004 in response to a state survey that showed the town’s teens outranked the state average in drug and alcohol use. Since then, the group has focused on promoting positive, healthy choices for youth. After getting letters, emails and finally a phone call from Clark, Branders.com CEO Jerry McLaughlin shared her concerns with the 30 customers who had purchased the bottles over the last two years. He then wrote to the company’s 500,000 other customers, saying he was pulling the product. Companies typically use it to advertise their businesses as “headache killers” with personalized labels that read, “Take two mints and call us in the morning.”

“I wouldn’t be a marketer if I didn’t admit to finding this a clever approach,” McLaughlin wrote. “But I also wouldn’t be a responsible marketer if I wasn’t open to understanding the unintended message of this approach.” At a news conference Wednesday, Raymond Police Chief David Salois praised the coalition and its success. “It’s all about consistency. We’re sending the wrong message to youth ... when we tell them prescription drug abuse is an epidemic, and it’s so serious and to stay away from prescription drugs, and then to give them a prop or give it out as a joke in an office,” he said. “Having a good, consistent message for our youth is extremely important, and it’s really the name of the game.” A report released this week found that prescription drug abuse among New Hampshire’s young adults ages 18 to 25 was above the national average and other Northeast states. According to the state Department of Health and Human Services, about one in eight young adults reported abusing pain relievers in the past year, and the state also experienced its highest number of drug-related deaths in 2011. There were 200 drug-related deaths that year, with about 80 percent involving prescription drugs.


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t the University of New Hampshire, the words riot and celebration seem to have very close meanings. After a muchanticipated World Series Championship win, students gathered on Main Street in large numbers. Some chose to categorize this as a celebration; others chose to categorize this as a riot. For the first few minutes, the crowd was joyous and students were relatively peaceful. They cheered, chanted “Let’s go Sox,” popped bottles of champagne and crowd surfed. Glass could be heard breaking and fireworks were shot off. Police tentatively waited nearby, perhaps waiting for students’ actions to escalate enough for them to intervene. The press release issued by the university stated that before approaching the crowds, police made an announcement and urged students to disperse. However, next to no one could hear this announcement over the cheering and yelling from the thousands gathered downtown. Not long after the request for students to depart from downtown Durham, the police approached, firing pepper balls and pepper spray into the masses. Students did not hesitate to proclaim that a riot had convened, even before any police action was taken. With students simply celebrating – although perhaps not calmly, as cars and light poles were climbed – no one was hesitant to proudly exclaim that they were rioting. But following Wednesday night and Thursday morning’s events, many expressed the same question: Were the actions from the police necessary? Yes, the police should have moved the crowds of students from the middle of Main Street, but they should have given students more opportunity to leave before intervening. The police officers should have anticipated that with large crowds of excited students, it would be difficult to hear an announce-

ment proclaimed from a distance down Main Street. What was assumed to be students not complying with officers was partially students unaware that there was a request for them to move.

Celebrations do not have to equate to riots; more open communication in the future between students and the university has the potential to allow students to celebrate the next New England championship without the need for extended police presence. By issuing warnings in advance of possible events (like Wednesday night’s crowds) to students telling them to behave well and not riot, the university is insinuating that it is expecting students to act as they did after the Red Sox victory. The university and students are currently stuck in a cycle: the university tells students not to riot, an idea that students seem to pick up and run with. But based off of students’ past actions, the university is required to issue such warnings. UNH students are known for taking any occasion to celebrate or party, and thus it was justified for the university to expect that this is how students would respond following a World Series win. However, instead of banning students from Main Street and responding with pepper balls when they do congregate in masses – as anticipated – the university should just prepare to control these situations.

In the future, instead of banning students and preparing to react when students do not act accordingly, the university should prepare how to contain students who are inevitably going to celebrate. The university and students need to work together in a joint effort; students should be allowed to celebrate occasions that call for it and the police should not have to intervene in students’ celebrations. And when police choose to intervene to protect the students in the middle of rowdy crowds, they should not be met with glass bottles. However, the university and police should put a little more trust in the student body. Out of the approximately 3,000 students in downtown Durham, only five were arrested, signifying that the vast majority were not out of control. Only a handful of students’ intents were malicious; just as many had good intentions of simply assembling with friends and fellow students to celebrate their beloved baseball team. After police had dispersed the crowds in the area of Main Street in front of Libby’s and the Durham House of Pizza, a group of students who lived in the vicinity were cleaning the street and sweeping up the broken glass. Having been part of the group celebrating in the street, the students said that they chose to clean up; they took responsibility for their actions and those of their fellow students. These students should serve as examples to the student body and to the university; even though some students tend to act differently in masses due to group mentality, there are plenty who still have a strong sense of right and wrong Celebrations do not have to equate riots; more open communication in the future between students and the university has the potential to allow students to celebrate the next New England championship without the need for extended police presence.

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Two-party system is anti-worker to the core

overty is not “natural.” It is a social construct unique to the human race. The sociology of poverty is a construct generated by an unequal distribution of fiat capital in the market, and radical poverty among our fellow American citizens has been normalized by the generations-long propaganda campaign that the ruling class launched to condition the public that there is no plausible, effective alternative. We created the market, decided to give it value and chose to perpetuate it; we have the power to abolish and replace it with something else. The truth of the matter is that there are infinite ways to organize society. The market is only one; there are countless others that have been proposed that are profoundly more democratic than market fundamentalism, such as Pannekoek’s councilism, Rocker’s anarchosyndicalism, and Albert and Hahnel’s participatory economics (“parecon”). I encourage each and every one of you to look into these, and into others. The more you analyze the system, the more that you realize that it is not geared in your interests. To think otherwise only proves that the post-New Deal propaganda campaign – that is, mass media – to normalize fetishized, unregulated corporate hegemony has proven to be effective. The GOP is collapsing from an internal civil war. Moderate Republicans are being purged from the party while science-hating, reactionary nationalism is on the rise, cloaked in the sensationalist rhetoric of “liberty” and “freedom”

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while at the same time destroying both. The Republicans’ reckless behavior is ripping our economy apart at the seams – if the 2011 downgrading of U.S. credit under their economic management (or the budget sequestration, or the government shutdown, etc.) isn’t blatant enough to show their incompetence, then nothing will. The Republican Party fought for (and won) hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks for the top two percent of income earners. They put two imperial wars on the nation’s credit card and handed the Medicare prescription program over to for-profit pharmaceutical corporations that have repeatedly been charged with Medicare fraud and artificially raising prices on patients. This corrupt party – one that privatizes gains amongst a handful of aristocrats, but socializes losses amongst the entire tax-paying public – needs to be relegated to the dustbin of history. It is an organization whose leaders are nothing more than the generals in the class war – Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and other jingoist neoliberals are the ones leading the campaign to obliterate working class in order to continue their generations-long plot: the centralization of all political and economic decision-making power in non-democratic, unaccountable corporate board rooms, all for the sake of profit. They do not understand what it is like to live from paycheck to paycheck, carefully managing every cent in their bank accounts in the hope that they’ll have just enough money to

From the Left Dan Fournier buy food, gas, rent and medicine. They do not understand what it means to be “working class” and fight desperately for economic security. The modern-day GOP establishment drips with the toxic filth of nationalism, imperial conquest and anti-intellectualism. It is not the party of Lincoln or of “liberty.” It has been completely taken over by violent, reactionary elements that have dragged it from being a centre-right party to a profoundly far-right one, and it is terrifying to think of what a Tea Party president could do with a fully Republican Congress. Yet, I do not mean to come across as partisan. The overwhelming majority of the Democratic Party is as deep in the corporate aristocracy’s pocket as the Republicans are; they’re just the ‘good cop’ to balance out the GOP ‘bad cop,’ a gentle face to violent oppression. It disgusts me when white-privileged, cis-gendered liberal elites occasionally call upon populist and progressive rhetoric. They are not “progressive,” but rather “oppressive.” They may pretend to speak the language of the working class,

but they’re just posers – they know nothing of the struggles of the chronically poor and violently discriminated. These “progressives” are no comrades of mine. The two capitalist parties continue to prove that they are incapable of properly managing an advanced, industrial economy and running in it the direct interests of working people. What is needed isn’t a liberal Democratic administration, and certainly not a Republican one of any kind, nor do we need to have romanticized “bipartisanship;” after all, how can there be any when Congress is occupied by one party, and one party only: the Business Party? It has its internal factions that pretend to be political enemies but who always, in the end, cave in to the demands of their corporate masters and their lobbyist armies. The DemocratRepublican binary is a false one. At the end of the day, they are both the puppets of Wall Street aristocrats and rely on their unlimited-spending corporate super-PACs. They do not care about the people; we need a real working-class political party. What are we to say about Republican laissez-faire economics – are we to equate them with “freedom,” even though the philosophic founders of capitalist theory themselves refute the idea that there is an intrinsic connection between liberty and the market? Whether it is Adam Smith’s ambivalence towards the moral debauchery of the caste systems that markets create, or Friedrich Hayek arguing that a freely-competitive market can be socially destabilizing and destruc-

tively cyclical, there have always been philosophic undertones of the ethical disapproval of capitalism by market theorists. Even though capitalist fundamentalists – like Ayn Rand and her objectivist cult that preach the virtue of selfishness – believe in the romanticized notion of feedbackcontrolled supply-and-demand and in self-regulating competition, it does not change the fact that markets trend towards monopolization. Market fetishization denies economic logic and assumes that the “perfect competition” is more than an idealist pipe-dream. The internal contradictions in this idea are too numerous to count, if for nothing else other than the fact that competition naturally erases others and consolidates power. Those who worship at the altar of market fundamentalism put self-righteous ideology before working-class reality. They are radically disconnected from the day-to-day struggle of working people and blindly place colonialera notions of “liberty” before realworld, practical reforms that would improve working-class conditions. The intellectual dishonesty and fanatical anti-workerism of market advocates is appalling.

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

Four reasons why everyone should write

rue story: I have attended the UNH Career and Internship fair four out of five years of being here. First time was as a freshman, just to tell my parents that I ‘looked around’ for internships. I went in dressed in class casual with nothing to show for myself, and left realizing I really had nothing to show for myself. After perfecting my “I’m awesome, hire me” speech and learning to do the research to write different resumes for choice companies, I thought I had this year’s fair dialed down. So last Tuesday, with five versions of my resume ready, I skipped out on the fair. Part of the decision came from checking out the attending companies and getting a little bit of sour grapes at their hiring listings. I’m not the most amazing student, and recruiters were starting to pester me about my very average GPA. You can’t blame them, they need some kind of factor distinguishing between potential hires. Losing some faith in the “hire me” song and dance, I asked a question at a Math Career panel about what companies look for in applicants. “We want to see who you really are, and if you fit for this company. Don’t just fill in a LinkedIn account, post some videos of you giving an informal presentation or some writing pieces you have done.”

In part two of “please give a job to pay off my school loans,” I want to highlight something everyone should work on to get hired. If you followed my “Ten tips to writing your resume” and were left broken-hearted by false promises of hiring companies, here’s another strategy: write. Everyone can do it, it comes off as an earnest interest in what you do and it lets people see who you really are. As a particular example, the panelists mentioned a story about how friends of theirs were eliminated from job considerations when they did not present writing samples. Let your writing define you. I have seen plenty of good and bad resume examples. Honestly, they were all the same to me. Semantics aside, all a resume does is it highlights what you have been doing lately. That one line on your resume about “robotics experience?” It does not do justice to your dedication of working with your high school robotics team and your appreciation of the power of applied science. On a resume, the goal is to write with brevity and detail. Consider a cover letter – which should always be submitted with any job you apply to – your chance to expound in great detail about all of your hidden talents. Write passionately, and show what gets you going through the day.

Penned with Zen Benjamin Kramer Show that you can communicate. This sounds really basic. It’s right up there with job postings asking for “basic Word and Excel” in required skills. To our generation of emailers and texters and getting all a-Twittered from the latest on Buzzfeed, how can you be accused of not communicating enough? Proving you can communicate is not just conveying information from one source to another. If that was the case, companies would be asking for your Twitter followedto-follower ratio. That line in a job posting about basic communications? It’s not asking if you know how to operate an email. It’s asking if you can write concisely and efficiently. I’m aware this is in contradiction with the previous tip of going to town while writing a cover letter. One page rule still applies, and for communicating, it is more apparent than ever when comparing three paragraph and three-page cover letters.

Demonstrate that you can critically think. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Maybe I just made a great debater slap his forehead and exclaim “thank you,” and here’s why: Getting hired for a job is a clear sign that you can do the basic tasks necessary. Any employee can do as he or she is told. But to analyze a problem, and protest or defend your position in an argument? That is a vital skill, particularly for management consideration. Your buddy there who loves to play devil’s advocate in every discussion? He’s a jerk for constantly quarrelling, but he would probably be considered for promotion before you. I actually went through a job interview once that asked me to solve a problem in front of them. Despite spectacularly failing at it, they appreciated the chance to watch me articulate my process of reasoning. For the rest of us that find it hard to perform under pressure, learn to write carefully, and practice proving just how smart you really are. Develop your image. The first point about this is your basic grammar ability. Thumbs up to the 10 English majors per year who take the “English Grammar” class here at UNH and know the difference

between “who” and whom.” Most companies are probably not going to get on your case about that one, but “its” and it’s” might be a telling one about your care in writing. Seeing sloppy spelling mistakes already gives people an impression of you before even talking to you. More importantly, it lets people see you, the real you. Sometimes so much stock is put into class rankings, high scores and exclusive membership in elite programs, we tend to forget what these people are really like. Maybe this is a bit sour grapes on my part, promoting alternative ways of getting hired as opposed to just having the asking requirements. Anyone else sharing this frustration can appreciate this as a way of showing how great you would be for a job consideration. For everyone, though, there is another aspect to consider. All of those important parts of you, measurable and otherwise, that you might have a hard time showing to others? Sometimes writing is the only way to let that part of you shine.

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


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Seniors honored Friday night UNH Law to host NCAA discussion

Marty Scarano, director of athletics at the University of New Hampshire, will participate in a town hall discussion on Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA and the future of college athletics on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by the UNH School of Law in conjunction with Sports Illustrated. In the class action lawsuit, Ed O’Bannon argues that current and former Division I men’s basketball and football players be paid for their image and likeness on broadcasts, video games and trading cards, as well as other commercial ventures. B.J. Schecter, executive editor at Sports Illustrated and SI.com, will moderate the panel. Other panelists include: Michael McCann and Alexandra Roberts of the UNH School of Law; Charles Grantham, former executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA); Alan Milstein, a shareholder at Sherman Silverstein in New Jersey; and Sonny Vaccaro, a leading advocate for rights of college athletes and an unpaid advisor to Ed O’Bannon’s legal team. The University of New Hampshire School of Law is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the nation’s top-10 intellectual property programs and is ranked fifth among ABA-accredited law schools in New England.

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Despite locking up the top seed for the America East tournament, the UNH field hockey team will not be resting on their laurels this weekend. The Wildcats will play Fairfield on Friday, who is sitting at fourth in the conference. Fairfield would need to beat UNH and also need Maine to lose to Vermont to move up to the No. 3 seed. “It’s about finishing, playing to be undefeated in the regular season [conference games],” head coach Robin Balducci said. “Coming out and playing like we have been, not settling for something less. We’ll come out trying to go on all cylinders, but we’ll also dabble [in our strategy] a little bit. “You definitely aren’t going to show your cards early on … whatever it takes to play for the win, we’ll play for the win.” The Stags come into the game with a record of 10-5, but are just 2-2 in the conference. No. 20 UNH is 11-7 (4-0), and have won 10 of its last 12 contests. The Wildcats are also riding a four-game shutout streak and haven’t allowed a goal in their last 284:54 of game time. This time last year, the Wildcats were struggling with health and injuries. Meg Carroll was the only question mark coming into this weekend with a concussion, but has been symptom-free for “a number of days,” according to Balducci. UNH will be celebrating four seniors on Friday night: Megan Bozek, Casey Pohlmeyer, Hannah Richard and Melyssa Woods. The four have combined for 192 career points, with Bozek, Pohlmeyer and Woods starting every game since their freshman seasons. Last season, Woods suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason which granted her a medical redshirt and was eligible

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continued from page 20 watch and observe as we get her back.” The Wildcats have gotten help in surprising ways this season. In their two wins this past weekend at Penn State, the first games played since Crossley had shoulder surgery, senior forward Arielle O’Neill played defense for the first time in her career. Junior defenseman Jess Ryan played power play quarterback in Crossley’s place, a role she’s not used to this season. Both excelled. Ryan and O’Neill combined for five goals, and O’Neill was named Hockey East co-Player of the Week. Despite having no experience on the blue line, O’Neill was McCloskey’s clear choice to step in as an interim defenseman while the team waits out Crossley’s recovery. Both her skill set and her experience as a two-way center made her the clear pick. “I had no doubt that she would be the logical choice,” McCloskey

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Casey Pohlmeyer is one of the seniors who will be honored on Friday night when the Wildcats play Fairfield at Memorial Field. to play as a fifth-year senior this season. “The thing that I’m most happy for [Woods] is that she is now playing at another level in the second half of the season,” Balducci said. “Here’s a kid we thought we were losing at the end of last year and were looking at 2013 without her, it probably would have been another freshman in her spot. “You’re just gaining that leadership, getting another senior. She’ll be playing in her fourth [America East] tournament … with all that experience, [her impact] is immeasurable.” The Wildcats will wrap up the regular season on Sunday when they travel to play in-state rival Dartmouth on Nov. 3. After clinching the top seed in the tournament last week, this will be the fourth

year in a row UNH has owned the top seed and hosted the tournament. UNH’s last conference title came in 2011 when they defeated Boston University 4-2. “I felt like last year at tournament time we were pretty dinged up,” Balducci said. “Last year, I don’t know if we were ready to win [the America East title]. “This year, we’re prepared to win; I think they’re capable of it. Will we? Who knows? The competitiveness in this conference at the top is very good and we’re going to need to be at our very best, but I feel like right now our best is really good.”

said. “She’s versatile, she’s strong, she’s a veteran so she’s not going to be phased if she makes a mistake, and in the course of playing center for us as she has for several years, you know centers [in the UNH system] are required to play down low in the defensive zone. “I’m a little surprised that she did it maybe as seamlessly as she did, but I’m not surprised that she handled it well.” In addition to O’Neil’s success, Ryan successfully transitioned from one style of play in her normal defensive pairing to the aggressive power play scheme quarterbacked by Crossley. Ryan scored her first two goals as a Wildcat on Sunday on the power play. “[Ryan] has a lot of talent. Sometimes she doesn’t get to display the offensive side of her game because she might be playing behind Alexis [Crossley] in that particular role, because Alexis is an exceptional power play quarterback,” McCloskey said. “I think [Ryan] will contribute on the score sheet for the remainder of the season because I think she just hasn’t had to assert herself as much [offensively],

and I think [the Penn State games] was [a] good way for her to break the ice as far as scoring.” It also helps the Wildcats that, like Curtis did last season, freshman forward Cassandra Vilgrain has played exceptionally in her first month at the collegiate level. Vilgrain, who said it was “an honor” to be on the power play so early in her career, has scored three goals and two assists. She is currently on a four-game point streak. Vilgrain is surprised at how big of a role she’s been playing in her first year as a Wildcat. McCloskey said he is not so surprised that she’s able to handle the role like she has. “We knew Cassie was a really strong player, and she had an outstanding weekend,” McCloskey said. “I’m not surprised because we knew she had that skill set and we knew she was a strong athlete, despite being a freshman. She’s a powerful, powerful athlete. … I think she’s well on her way to having a great first year.” The Wildcats play Friday night in Durham, hosting Boston University. Faceoff is at 7 p.m.

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“I actually scheduled it to be Friday and Saturday and not Friday/Sunday,” Hirschinger said. “It’s better because those places are close together and it makes travel easier and lets us take care of business and get it done.” UNH is currently tied for first in the conference with Stony Brook. Two wins this weekend would position the Wildcats to make a run at the end of the season to host the America East tournament. “It makes it exciting [to be tied for first in the conference],” Hirschinger said. “It’s better now, playing through the second time and seeing everyone again. We know how to play them now and know what adjustments to make.” After the two road games, the Wildcats will return and stay home, ending their season with four straight home games. “We’re on the road this week, so we can’t look ahead,” Hirschinger said. “It’ll be nice to play in front of our home crowd and such, but we’ve got two big road games ahead of us.” With November already here and so many events going on, the team has many distractions, including the recent Red Sox World Series win. According to Hirschinger, that shouldn’t be a problem. “There are no other distractions for this team,” Hirschinger said. “This is what we do and this is our profession. Whatever else there is, whether it be the Red Sox or Halloween, it doesn’t and shouldn’t be a distraction.”

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continued from page 20 “Urgency for us is to start off Hockey East [matchups] well,” forward Dan Correale said. “It’s a good team we’re playing against and I feel like we’re preparing well this week. We should be ready to play them. “If we go out there and play our game we should be good. We know that they’re going to be good, but we feel we’re as good, too.”

ALL COMING TOGETHER With only six games left before the America East conference tournament, the Wildcats are finally getting all their pieces to come together. Players such as freshmen Demi Muses and Keelin Severtson are getting healthy and contributing significant minutes to the team. Their additions help give other players rest, keeping them fresher down the stretch. Hirschinger also noted that the team is finally starting to come together and play more as a team. “I think we’ve finally developed a team personality,” Hirschinger said. “I think before we didn’t have a lot of confidence in each other. We use to have days when we would trust in one another, and others we wouldn’t. But I feel it now, I feel them communicating really well and trusting in each other. Some teams never get it, but this one has got it.” The team is also performing better. In Saturday’s matchup against UMass-Lowell, the Wildcats recorded a kill percentage of .444, the highest single mark this season in America East play. “Our offense is really starting to click,” Hirschinger said. “Taylor Dunklau is playing great. We’ve made some minor switches here and there, with our two big lefties, Morgan and Destiny switching off and really confusing people. All our pieces are coming together at the right time.” Arjuna Ramgopal can be reached on Twitter @ArjunaRamgopal


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league, there is still a tough road ahead where every game is crucial. UNH’s record is currently 4-3 overall (3-1 CAA). It would be difficult to make a case for a playoff birth with more than three losses on the season. McDonnell’s football philosophy is to focus on one game at a time. Players seldom dare to mention future games, instead zeroing in on the task at hand. “The kids have really bought into the one day, one play, one game syndrome,” McDonnell said. The win over Stony Brook last week was the Wildcat’s first road win of the season. UNH has won each home game this season and lost its first three away games.

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After stumbling out of the gate, the Wildcats have improved as a team in the last three weeks starting with their 59-19 win over Rhode Island on Homecoming Weekend and most recently beating Stony Brook 31-13 on Saturday. The defense has picked up its play, particularly against Stony Brook, as the Wildcats allowed only 286 yards of offense from the Seawolves and picked off quarterback Lyle Negron twice. Lamar Edmonds and Nick Cefalo each recorded interceptions. This week, the defense will need to maintain this strong play. “We need to come out, run to the ball, make plays and keep everything in front of us,” Edmonds said. “Just do our job, and the offense, I know, will take care of their job.” McDonnell pointed out the discipline the defense has found to keep plays in front of them and stop the big plays from developing. “On the defensive side of the ball … we haven’t given up the plays that we gave up against Central Michigan, against Lehigh, against Towson,” head coach Sean McDonnell said. “You look at those three games, which we lost, we gave up huge plays, and not just once but a couple times. We can’t do that.” This weekend, McDonnell and his team will travel down to Williamsburg, Va., for a Saturday game against conference opponent William and Mary. The Tribe field a strong offense thanks mostly to wide receiver Tre McBride. The six-foot-one 200-pound junior also serves William and Mary as a kick returner and is on McDonnell’s radar as an offensive threat for the Tribe. Sean Ballard is another danger at wide receiver the Wildcats will have to deal with. McBride and Ballard are eighth

McDonnell said on Wednesday cornerback Hayden Knudson (foot) will return, but Chris Houston (foot) will sit out again on Saturday.

NOTES The Wildcats’ offense is one of the best in the conference, ranking in the top-three in four offensive categories. UNH is No. 2 in scoring offense (average 35.4 points per game) and red zone offense (87.5 percent) and is No. 3 in rushing offense (average 228.4 yards per game) and total offense (average 460 yards per game). The last time the Wildcats beat the Tribe on the road was Oct. 24, 1998. It was a historic day for the UNH football program as running back Jerry Azumah rushed for 235 yards and became the all-time career-rushing leader in FCS football. This week, the team is emphasizing the fact that the Wildcats have not won at Williamsburg in 15 years. A small sign posted on the door to the football offices in the field house reads “No Surrender November.”

ONE AT A TIME Although the Wildcats have won three straight and have moved up to No. 20 in the

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To beat William and Mary this Saturday, the UNH football team will rely on its defense, which only allowed 13 points last week against Stony Brook. and 10th in the conference in receiving yards, respectively. “[McBride] is one of the best receivers in the CAA,” McDonnell said. “Ballard is having a hell of a season for them.” William and Mary ranks first in the CAA and sixth in the nation in kickoff returns averaging 25.89 yards per return.

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Wildcats “fine-tuning” game as season comes to end By ROB WILSON staff WRITER

Sophomore A.J. Albers scored in the 106th minute of play to help the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeat intrastate rival UNH 2 Dartmouth College 2-1 Dartmouth 1 Tuesday night at Dartmouth. Junior David Schlatter also scored for the Wildcats in the match. UNH head coach Rob Thompson praised the result and how effective the players did in the match. “Game was good and we really started off well,” Thompson said. “We didn’t give up a lot, didn’t overplay any of the guys. The game was similar to Albany, where we really strived to win the game, and this time around we responded well and got the result we wanted.” With the win, UNH improves to 10-5-0 on the year, reaching the 10-win plateau for the first time since 2006 when the ‘Cats went 12-5-3. It is the fourth 10-win season in Rob Thompson’s head coaching career. Dartmouth falls to 5-5-4 on the year with the loss. With two crucial conference games remaining, New Hampshire will be playing

at home, a place where the team is a perfect 5-0-0. Heading into Saturday, UNH will be stacked against conference foe Binghamton, which currently sits in sixth place in the America East conference with a 1-1-3 record in conference play. New Hampshire remains in second place with a 3-2-0 record in conference play. However, a loss this weekend could drop the team low in the standings, since Hartford, Vermont, and Albany are on the Wildcats heels with 2-2-1 records, tied at third place. UNH KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH Jesus Tudela currently leads the team in points scoring with nine. Tudela has been absent on the scoreboard recently, which makes it even more likely for him to have a breakout game, especially being at home, where he has done most of his offensive damage. Ugochukwu Uche is the leading goal scorer for the Wildcats with four, and is tied for second in points with eight. Christopher Wingate, a freshman who has really broken out in the last couple games, could be riding momentum into Saturday’s game with a ton of confidence. Wingate is tied for third on the team with

points (five) and tied for first in assists with three. BINGHAMTON KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH Ben Nicholson is Binghamton’s best offensive player this season, and is tied for first on the team in goals (three), leads the team in assists with five and is first on the team with points (11). Steven Celeste is another offensive weapon for Binghamton and shares the lead in goals with three. Celeste has been the team’s most aggressive attacker on offense this season, leading the team in shots with 22. Stefan Frantellizzi is the starting goaltender for the Bearcats, who has been impressive in net all season, despite having a 3-8-5 record. Frantellizzi holds a solid 1.03 goal against average, tallying six shutouts on the season. Goals will be hard to come by for the opposing Wildcats team. CLOSING NOTE Despite the significance of the last two games and their effect on how the America East tournament will shape, Thompson doesn’t want his team to shy away from fo-

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“It’s the same message for every game and that is to focus on the next game at hand,” Thompson said. “Each game is different, and it’s like watching movies. You will like one movie, and be a real critic of the next one you see where it is not so good. So, when it comes down to it, there will always be something different that happens in the game you have to adjust to.” Thompson also points out that the team is good, and that the team is where they are supposed to be. “We have a good team with good pieces,” Thompson said. “We come out with intensity every game, and it’s just like practice. At this point in the season, we are where we are, and it’s about fine-tuning our game to benefit in our next match. Binghamton will be tough, just how every game is tough. We just have to be ready to play.” The Wildcats will be hosting Binghamton this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. on Bremner Field for Senior Recognition Day.

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UMass-Lowell a mustwin for struggling ‘Cats By JUSTIN LORING STAFF WRITER

decision. “We haven’t figured out where we’re going to plug her in or where we’re going to use her because she’s very multi-dimensional in terms of her talent, but when we do get her back I’m sure she’ll be playing a lot of different spots for us,” McCloskey said. “A lot of line chemistry and combination are gut instinct and a mix of trial and error. You’ve got to let those things play themselves out. … There’s a lot of things that happen by accident that turn out to be great combinations. … We’re just going to have to

Coming off the heels of a 3-1 loss at the hands of No. 10 RPI over the weekend, the UNH men’s hockey fell out of the Top-20 rankings on USCHO.com. After starting the season with a win, the Wildcats have lost three of their last four games and have an uphill battle this weekend with a home-and-home series against Hockey East foe UMass-Lowell. “We weren’t very good in the first period [against RPI], I’ll tell you that,” head coach Dick Umile said on Wednesday. “We felt good with how we were playing and that all disappeared in a period and four minutes.” UMass-Lowell has already had a rollercoaster season so far. The River Hawks started the season as the consensus No. 1 team in the country, only to fall in their first game to unranked Sacred Heart, 2-1. After back-to-back losses against Quinnipiac, UML rebounded with wins over No. 4 Michigan and Michigan State, to bring its record to 3-3-0. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is the backbone of the River Hawks’ defense. After leading the team to its first-ever national semi-final last season, the sophomore sensation is back looking to bring UML to national prominence. Hellebuyck was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round of the 2012 draft. Part of UNH’s early season struggles have come from not taking advantage of scoring opportunities. The Wildcats are just 4-for-24 on the power play this season, including a 0-for-8 performance on October 18 versus Michigan. In 106 all-time meetings, the Wildcats hold a 5833-15 advantage over the River Hawks. Last season’s 2-0 loss in the NCAA Northeast Regional Final was highlighted by the absences of two key players for the Wildcats, Kevin Goumas and Grayson Downing. As of Wednesday’s press conference, Umile had not made a decision as to who would be starting in net for UNH on Friday. “We’ll take it one game at a time right now and see how it goes,” Umile said. In four career starts against the River Hawks, Casey DeSmith has a career save percentage of .946, a GAA of 1.50 and a record of 3-1-0. Senior Jeff Wyer has never faced UML in his career.

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The UNH women’s hockey lineup has been changing all season, but the team keeps finding a way to win. By MAX SULLIVAN STAFF WRITER

Freshman forward Jonna Curtis, described by her coach as “clearly one of the most offensively-gifted players in our lineup if she’s healthy,” is expected to be back in practice without contact in the next seven to 10 days for the women’s hockey team. “I expect some time in the next seven to 10 days she’ll be back practicing with us,” UNH coach Brian McCloskey said Wednesday. “I’m waiting to hear. I think we’re waiting for an update to her being cleared maybe this week. By the

end of this week to start skating in practice without contact.” Before being redshirted last season, Curtis scored six points in her first five games. She demonstrated a strong skillset that transitioned seamlessly to the collegiate level. After losing sophomore defenseman Alexis Crossley last week to shoulder surgery, the Wildcats are eager to have any hurt players back on the ice to add some depth. McCloskey can’t say where he’ll put Curtis in the lineup. Last season, she had chemistry with sophomore forward Sarah Carlson, but the coach wants to watch Curtis in practice before making a

Everything coming together for first-place Wildcats in November By ARJUNA RAMGOPAL SPORTS EDITOR

After a 3-0 triumph over UMass-Lowell, the UNH volleyball team is getting ready for its last road trip of the year. The Wildcats, who are currently 6-2 in conference and 12-12 overall, will travel to Hartford on Friday and then to Providence on Saturday.

The team last faced Hartford on Oct. 13, a home game they dominated from start to finish, winning 3-0. Sophomore Tori Forrest had a spectacular game, recording 18 kills for a .395 kill percentage. She also chipped in nine digs and a blocking assist. Hartford currently has a 3-5 record in conference, with two of those wins coming at home. Two days before the Hartford tilt, the

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Wildcats hosted Providence, quickly dispatching them 3-0. Like Hartford, Providence is 3-5 in conference play with a 2-1 record at home. “They’re very loud teams, almost hyper,” UNH head coach Jill Hirschinger said. “Both Hartford and Providence are tough places to play. … Both of those teams are fighting to get into the conference tournament so it’s important to them.”

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AWAY GAMES KEY TO AMERICA EAST UNH is 3-2 on the road against conference opponents, best in America East. No other team has more than one win on the road. Despite their success, these are the Wildcats’ first back-to-back conference games of the year.

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