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Attack between Stoke and Sawyer sends victim to hospital Amanda Beland STAFF WRITER

A 21-year-old male UNH student was taken to the hospital after being assaulted late Saturday night on Ballard Street, between Sawyer and Stoke Halls. According to Sgt. Steven Lee of the UNH Police Department, the victim sustained significant injuries including damage to his face and

upper torso, though Lee declined to comment on the exact injuries. The victim was rushed to the hospital but has since been released. The attack happened around 11:35 p.m. Saturday night when three unidentified assailants, one dressed in what looked like a banana or hot dog costume and two others dressed in dark-colored hoodies, attacked the victim for an unknown reason while bystanders walked by and watched. One bystander called 911.

“I imagine with Wildcatessen right there, there were people,” said Lee in a phone interview after the attack. Lee said the attack was not only witnessed from the street, but from the surrounding dorm windows. Roommates Jacki Douglas and Courtney Parron, both freshmen and Sawyer Hall residents, live in a room that faces the location of the attack. Although Parron wasn’t in the

room at the time, Douglas was and she said that she didn’t hear or see anything concerning the attack. “If we had, we would’ve come out obviously,” Douglas said. “People probably just thought it’s Halloween night, probably just a couple of guys messing around.” Parron hopes the bystanders that witASSAULT continued on page 4

Credit cards and college kids: Bekah Hawley leaves an New legislation makes getting cards tricky Krista Macomber CONTRIBUTING WRITER

New federal legislation designed to protect consumers from predatory lending practices is going to make it more difficult for collegeaged people to get credit cards.

borrowers’ ability to repay them or [are] short on cash.” Ciccone and William Johnson, Ciccone’s colleague and associate professor of finance, both agree that this legislation will be helpful in protecting irresponsible borrowers.

“Students have increased expenses, but at the same time they want to have fun. Many are dropping out because they can’t afford school or finishing in significant debt.” Clare Morgan VP, nFinanSe Beginning February 2010, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act will require people under the age of 21 to provide proof of income and have a cosigner to get a credit card. Stephen Ciccone, associate professor of finance at UNH, believes that the income requirement will stop at least half of college students from applying. He also said the legislation comes in an already difficult credit climate. “Even those in good credit standing are having their limits slashed,” said Ciccone. “Banks are far less willing to lend, whether it is because they are uncertain about

“Interest rates won’t skyrocket out of nowhere,” said Ciccone. “The law won’t make a big difference to those who use or would use their credit cards wisely. Young people are sometimes more responsible than older people with their credit cards. Credit card companies love people with large balances who only pay the minimum every month. They make a lot of money through interest.” The best piece of advice Ciccone could give young credit users is to pay off their balance in full every month, while Johnson advises

young credit holders to maintain responsibility for their debt. “Interest rates have skyrocketed in the past few months. You should use a credit card for convenience only if you don’t want to carry cash,” Johnson said. For those who would prefer to stay away from credit cards, Tampabased financial services provider nFinanSe offers a prepaid card, which, according to the company’s Vice President Clare Morgan, says functions like a credit card. But, since the amount of money put on the card is limited, the owner cannot accrue debt. Morgan says the card is available for free and costs $2.95 per month to use. The card can be used for ATM withdrawal, bill payment online, as well as a debit and credit substitute at retail locations. Direct deposit can even be set up since nFinanSe prepaid accounts have a routing number just like a regular bank account. Customer service and transactions are free and calls are even answered by a live person. “Many of us have credit cards and like the instant gratification,” Morgan said. “Students have increased expenses, but at the same time they want to have fun. Many are dropping out because they can’t afford school or finishing in significant debt.” Morgan says nFinanSe’s prepaid cards help to control spending and promote financial responsibility since the card is impossible to overdraft. Morgan thinks it is a great budget tool, especially for college students, especially since she acknowledges that it is difficult to find a cosigner in today’s tough economic times. Morgan said she thinks the CREDIT CARDS continued on page 4

imprint on many orgs Amanda Beland STAFF WRITER

If you’re involved on campus, you’ve probably met Bekah Hawley. She’s an activist of all trades, dabbling in more activities and clubs than even she could fit into one sentence. She’s warm, enthusiastic and actively looking for more ways to understand and question the world around her. And she wants to inspire her peers to question society, too. “My absolute passion is trying to get people to think of things in a new way,” Hawley said. “My passion is trying to get people to question their boundaries and see things from a different perspective, because, especially in this day and age, it’s easy to put blinders on.”

“My passion is trying to get people to question their boundaries and see things from a different perspective, because, especially in this day and age, it’s easy to put blinders on.” Sophomore Bekah Hawley Hawley was born in New Jersey, but moved to Derry, N.H., at age nine with her mother, Diane, her father, Curt, and her younger sister, Rachel. With New York City less than an hour away from New Jersey, Hawley said she remembers growing up in a diverse suburban area,

where her neighbors strongly identified with their unique cultural heritage. But Derry was where Hawley cites first recognizing what she refers to as “homogenized whiteness.”

AMANDA BELAND/TNH STAFF Bekah Hawley has been an active member of the UNH community, participating in a wide variety of student organizations.

No longer did her neighbors identify strongly with religion, culture or ethnicity, something that a nineyear-old Hawley missed. “When I was younger I didn’t have words for it, obviously,” Hawley said. “But as I grew older I sort of came to realize that the New England area is very deep in the idea of homogenized whiteness, that white people don’t have an ethnicity and different cultural experiences, which is very sad because it allows for more of a group thinking mentality and it doesn’t allow people to celebrate their own specific heritage.” Also at age nine, Hawley first started questioning her sexuality. HAWLEY continued on page 4


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Contents GSR packed for Shocktoberfest

This week in Durham

“Thrill UNH” celebrates MJ

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5 Second-annual “Shocktoberfest,” thrown by Sigma Alpha Epsilon, raised well over $2,100 to be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.

New sales help holiday shopping

8 Students did the “Thriller” dance Saturday night on Memorial field to celebrate Michael Jackson as part of an worldwide event, “Thrill the World.”

UNH tramples Huskies

• Men’s soccer vs. Dartmouth 7 p.m. • UNH for ONE presents “From a Deep Well” MUB Theatre II, 7 p.m.

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• A Midsummer Night’s Dream Johnson Theatre 7 p.m. • Equine Lecture Series “Roger LauzeMSPCA Equine Ambulance” Light Horse Classroom 6 p.m.

11 Many retailers are offering special sales and payment plans this year to help consumers deal with holiday shopping in trying economic times.

Ski sale benefits all The eight annual ski sale, held at the UNH Fieldhouse, took place this past Sunday. Benefiting students and community members alike, the sale offered ski and snowboard merchandise for great prices. The event was also a fundraiser for the UNH ski team, who uses the money to fund trips and tickets during their season.

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Corrections If you believe that we have made an error, or if you have questions about The New Hampshire’s journalistic standards and practices, you may contact Executive Editor Cameron Kittle by phone at 603-862-4076 or by email at tnh.editor@unh.edu.

The next issue of The New Hampshire will be on Friday, November 6, 2009

20 Senior running back Chad Kackert had a career day on Saturday, going for 176 yards and helping the Wildcats beat Northeastern, 48-21.

Halloween Ride-Along With an account of Halloween night through the eyes of a UNH police officer, Alexandra Churchill rodes along in the front seat of Officer Jared Welman’s cruiser as he regulates campus Saturday night and told of the experience first hand.

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• Environmental Sciences Fall 2009 Seminar Series DeMeritt 3:30 p.m. • UNH Writers Series presents Julia Glass MUB Theatre II 5 p.m. • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Johnson Theatre 7 p.m.

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• Men’s hockey vs. Boston College 7 p.m. • A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7 p.m.


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Top right: Students enjoy the party in their halloween costumes in the Granite State room Thursday night for “Shocktoberfest.” Middle right: Scott Sicko (89) helped Wildcats beat Northeastern 48-21 on Saturday.

Bottom: Students practice Jiu-Jitsu on the third floor of the Whittemore Center with senior Bill Blanchette as their teacher. Below: Cameron Kittle, executive editor of TNH, finished the NYC marathon on Sunday.

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HAWLEY: Student activist of all trades Continued from page 1

Hawley was sitting up late one night after her parents and sibling went to bed. While watching TV, she saw a lesbian couple and thought about how nice it would be to be in that kind of relationship. This single thought, according to Hawley, would dramatically affect her mood and state of mind for the upcoming years until she finally came out to a friend her freshman year in high school. “When I was in middle school I didn’t really deal with it,” Hawley said. “I was depressed a lot, and I had a close group of friends but I didn’t really talk to them much either. I was just very alone.” Hawley first came out as questioning, though this would later switch to bisexual, then lesbian, then queer, a process that Hawley stresses is a natural and normal part of celebrating and embracing one’s identity. “Coming out is a continuous process. It’s not something you do once. I’m coming out to you right now or I did the other day,” Hawley said. During the summer between her freshman and sophomore year, Hawley realized she wanted to start exploring her identity more in-depth. As a result, upon returning to class

at Pinkerton Academy her sophomore year, she joined her school’s Gay, Straight Support Club (GSSC), her first taste of activism. During Hawley’s sophomore year, she experienced some flak for coming out, including two unidentified people on two different days, trying to run Hawley and her partner off the road they were walking while yelling a derogatory word at them. These incidents, as well as most of the criticism Hawley received, pushed Hawley even more into activism. “It mostly made me really scared,” Hawley said. “I feel constantly reminded that hate crimes do happen in New Hampshire, like people get murdered for not fitting within a gender binary.” By the time her junior year rolled around, Hawley was running her high school’s GSSC. “I joined my sophomore year and met some LGBTQ folks and I started getting more involved in activism,” Hawley said. I got really involved in that.” During Hawley’s senior year in high school, she began a relationship with a woman, who would later transition to the opposite gender. Hawley made the decision to stay with this person, despite her leadership position in the GSSC and her

identity as a lesbian, both of which were contradicted by being in a relationship with a male. Hawley and her partner received a lot of criticism for their decision, which only pushed Hawley more into activism. When Hawley began applying to college, her first choice was Simmons College in Boston. Hawley settled upon UNH because of their sustainability program, which she described as having “a rich history in activism.” She also realized that UNH would be a more financially savvy college choice. Hawley, now a sophomore, is a member of two sub-commissions of the president’s commission on the status of people of color- “What White Folks Can Do About Racism” and “The Status of Women.” She is also the business manager for the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), the keeper of peace of the Peace and Justice League, a Safe Zones facilitator and a volunteer for the Committee on Rights and Justice (CORAJ), which happens to be her internship this semester. Hawley is also a triple major in psychology, women’s studies and queer studies, which she said applies almost directly to her involvement on campus. Though Hawley’s life is pretty hectic, she finds time to sit and read,

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Sophomore Bekah Hawley is a triple major and an active member in a slew of student organizations.

hang out with friends around campus and lend an ear to anyone and everyone who needs it. Sarah McGraw, the executive director of SEAC and Hawley’s best friend, describes Hawley as warm and outgoing. She said Hawley is someone who immediately became one of her close friends when they met during the Power Vote campaign last year. “One night I was really stressed out in the [SEAC] office,” McGraw described. “And I felt really overwhelmed with everything. Bekah re-

ally worked hard to cheer me up and make me laugh and feel like I wasn’t the only person who was freaking out and overwhelmed.” Through academics, extracurricular clubs, volunteering and being a good friend, Hawley still describes herself as a bookworm who enjoys being alone at times and reading. “I’m really flattered by the attention I get, but – and no one believes me when I say this but – I really do like to just sit in my room, by myself and read a book. I’m a very independent person,” Hawley said.

CREDIT CARDS: New standards, more responsibility Continued from page 1

rules of credit are going to change and be about more practical financing. She thinks the upcoming generation is going to be more cash-based than the current generation. However, there are things which cannot be paid for in cash because they are online, such as bills and eBay purchases. nFinanSe and Morgan dub it the “plastic gap.” “Many don’t want them to use their credit card online,” Morgan said. “My son, for example, uses his for online gaming and iTunes, which have a credit card attached to them. We call it a walking bank account.” The company also has a number

of helpful hints online for best credit practices for college students. Tips include avoiding buying used textbooks, sticking to the college meal plan instead of eating out, and using student IDs for discounts. Morgan said the best advice she could give to young people is not to buy anything on credit which will be used immediately, like dinner or Friday night drinks. “You’ve already consumed what you bought and will be paying for it later plus interest. Buy big ticket items on credit which will have value down the road,” Morgan said.

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nessed the attack, and did nothing, were misinformed. “I really hope that people who walked by were intoxicated or oblivious,” Parron said. “It’s scary.” After the attack, UNH Police issued a campus alert via email and text message in accordance with the Clery Act. The Clery Act, according to the police campus alert sent out Nov. 1, “requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.” After the campus alert, witnesses of the attack have come forward and talked with police. According to Lee, UNH police are continuing the

investigation and are in the process of following leads on a couple of individuals. Anne Lawing, Dean of Students with Student and Academic Affairs, cited the importance of the campus alerts in identifying suspects and solving attacks like this one. “They’ve made an arrest in the September attack in front of Stoke partially because witnesses came forward after receiving these alerts and were able to give descriptions of the suspect, leading to an arrest,” Lawing said. “That’s the importance of the system.” If you or anyone you know witnessed this attack and have information that would be useful to the investigation, UNH Police ask that you contact them at 603-862-1427.


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Costumed students rock out at SAE’s “Shocktoberfest” Alexandra Churchill CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Lobsters, beer kegs, and Disney princesses shook it up on the dance floor this past Thursday at Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s second annual “Shocktoberfest”. The dance, which was held in the Granite State Room of the MUB and sponsored by the fraternity brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, was open to all UNH students. “It was awesome,” said SAE brother and junior, Greg Moody. “There was a girl dressed up as a lobster from Kappa Delta. That was pretty cool.” Students appeared in full costume in the spirit of Halloween. Some of the featured costumes included a pair of “swine flu” girls, the lobster and beer kegs, and an office worker with a wedgie. Brett Conroy, president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, was dressed up as Buzz Lightyear and could be seen bounding around the dance floor. Olivia Grace, a freshman, appeared at the dance with a group of friends, each one decked out in the outrageous fashion style of the pop singer, Lady Gaga.

“I love [Lady Gaga],” Grace gushed behind sequin-bedecked shades. “And after the VMAs, we knew we thought it would be fun to mimic all the fashions she wears.” When asked what his favorite costume of the night was, SAE brother, Michael Howard grinned and gestured to his fellow brother Moody, “Jay and Silent Bob!” clapping him on the shoulder. DJ R-Dub catered to the crowd with chart hits like “Down” by Sean Jay and Lil Wayne, “Party in the U.S.A.,” by Miley Cyrus and “Sandstorm,” by Darude. Tickets cost $5 and all profits were donated in support of SAE’s philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network. Within the last hour of the dance, SAE brothers proudly announced to the crowd that the event had raised well over $2,100. All university-recognized sororities competed in a contest to raise money for the philanthropy. The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega were announced the winner.

(Right): A crowd shot of the event held in the Granite State Room last Thursday, Oct. 29.

„ Police Log The following arrests were recorded from the University of New Hampshire Department of Police Adult Arrest/Summons Log for Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. October 26

Ryan Urban, 18, 52 Berkshire Lane, Lincolnshire, IL, unlawful intoxication, Huddleston Hall, 11:00 p.m. November 1

Patrick O’Connor, 18, 9 Conneck Road, Brookline, N.H., possession of drugs, 24 Hetzell Hall, 10:00 p.m. October 28 Gregory Harris, 19, 35 Dahl Road, Merrimack, N.H., unlawful possession, Hetzell Hall, 1:38 a.m. October 30 Jamie Marie Lowery, 18, 97 Starboard Reach, Yarmouth, Maine, unlawful intoxication, Christensen basement lobby, 12:20 a.m. Caitlin Schlesinger, 18, 104 Hillside Avenue, Melrose, Mass., unlawful possession of alcohol, Williamson Hall, 9:00 p.m. October 31

(Above): The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosted their second annual “Shocktoberfest.” UNH student DJ R-Dub provided the music for the event with a set that included a broad range of student favorites.

Nathaniel Paul, 18, 3 Boxwood Lane, Beverly, Mass., unlawful possession of alcohol, Lot B, 12:31 a.m. Nolan Lapham, 19, 498 Central Road, Rye, N.H., unlawful possession of alcohol/littering, 5 Strafford Ave., 1:01 a.m. Kathleen Sykes, 18, 174 Dudley Road, Alton, N.H., unlawful intoxication, Fairchild Hall, 12:15 a.m. Tristan Donovan, 18, 42 Long Pond Road, Concord, N.H., unlawful intoxication, SERC-B, 12:40 a.m. Michael Capeappuccau, 20, 11 Wilson Hill Road, Merrimack, N.H., unlawful intoxication, Gables A Tower, 12:10 a.m.

Dylan Leslie, 18, 20 Cambridge Drive, Chesire, CT, unlawful intoxication, Williamson Hall, 10:05 p.m.

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Four physical assaults have been reported in the first two months of the school year. Four. In the entire 20082009 school year, that number was zero, according to campus alerts on the UNH police department’s website. The sudden increase calls for a new approach: police officers need a new plan to patrol the Durham streets, protect UNH students and stop another assault from happening again this year. As previous articles this year have stated, the UNH and other local police departments have increased their focus this year on preventing underage drinking and public drunkenness in hopes that by limiting those offenses, violent crimes will be avoided altogether. Clearly, it’s not working. The state has doled out $6,000 to the UNH, Durham and Lee police de-

partments to allow undercover officers to hide in the woods in order to catch young drinkers. The state brought the only DUI mobile to UNH’s Homecoming weekend and more than 100 arrests were made – many of them drinking related – in five-day period. While the typical college student might find either or both of those decisions irrational or unethical, if the result is a safer public environment on campus, the trade-off is worth it. No matter how many people are arrested for alcohol-related offenses, there’s some credibility and argument in favor of the police in Durham if violent crimes are wiped out. That’s not the case here. Four assaults in two months is, frankly, a scary and chilling realization that maybe we aren’t as safe as we thought in this small college town. The most

Center Arena was spotted wearing a medical mask. Whether it was a Halloween costume left over from the weekend or a new addition just put on yesterday, the mask is a fun commentary on what has become a ridiculously oversensitive panic about the H1N1 virus outbreak. Last spring, an editorial ran in The New Hampshire about the need to calm down and stop obsessing about swine flu and our position hasn’t changed. The disease is serious and if you literally think you

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recent case, where a reportedly unprovoked student was kicked and beaten right into the emergency room is further proof that the police officers need to concentrate their efforts elsewhere. We assume the UNH police are taking these assaults seriously; they are trained law enforcement officers and we trust that they can handle a problematic situation like an ongoing assault. But this weekend’s case, as well as the three others, all happened either outside in public view or in an on campus dormitory. The police obviously can’t see these things coming, but they need to be positioned to respond to the scene immediately. Come out of the woods officers; the student body’s peace of mind is at stake.

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vices, but there are so many health professionals that are treating every flu like the swine flu that it’s also important to realize when a passing sickness is just that. We’re not trained doctors, but there’s no reason to freak out or rush over to the hospital if you wake up one morning with a scratchy throat or a runny nose. Buy some NyQuil, deal with the discomfort for a day or two and see what happens. If it doesn’t go away, then it’s time to consult a physician.

„ Letters to the editor Leadership Camp provides skills, creates memories All around campus I see flyers for Leadership Camp 2010 giving me fond memories of when I went to Leadership Camp last year. The amazing five-day experience was something I will never forget. Each day had a different theme, however the overall purpose is to help students gain and build upon their leadership skills. The action pack days are filled with new ideas that will help cultivate change at UNH for the better. To help drive this point home there are follow up sessions during the spring semester, even a high ropes course event! When I went to camp a majority of the people there were involved in student organizations or where freshmen and sophomores who wanted to be more involved. The other participants became some of my closest friends after camp. My only regret is that I attended as a junior that left me only a year and a half to bring about change

here. After camp, I immediately joined student senate because I felt as though that was the best way to bring the ideas I had at camp to the UNH community. For all of the freshmen and sophomores out there, I highly recommend you apply. Not only will this amazing experience give you the skills to be a great leader here at UNH but also these skills will help you once you have graduated. As a senior with a job already lined up, my employer mentioned the main reason to hire me was because of my leadership skills and the ability to help others build upon theirs. These are the very skills I gained at Leadership Camp. Karen Coutinho Class of 2010

Professors’ research found most often in Inquiry The UNH community should know that it is not only faculty work that makes the news (“UNH profs fea-

tured in journals, media outlets” in The New Hampshire’s Oct. 9 edition). Research by undergraduates has been part of news stories in The Boston Globe and other New England newspapers, on radio shows and on public TV. This research is published in Inquiry, UNH’s online undergraduate research journal, where the researchers themselves learn how to explain their work and make it accessible to the general public. Some of the stories featured in news media have been on athletes’ use of eye black, letters from New England soldiers, and the production of biodiesel—research from all the disciplines at the University. The Office of University Communications and Marketing covers these articles in their press releases, but much international attention comes in the form of queries to the authors from all over the world. Read about the exciting work UNH undergraduates are doing at www.unh.edu/inquiryjournal. Jennifer Lee Inquiry Senior Editor

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Like a Pro: Rules of UNH With two months of school already behind us I feel like it is safe to say that the dust is finally settled at UNH. The winter is rapidly approaching and the excitement of a new school year has worn off. Freshmen have learned what life is really like at college and the upperclassmen are back in midseason form where they left off in the spring. That being said, it is still necessary to discuss some rules of college life that can often be forgotten during the middle months of the school year. I have done the task of writing down the “unwritten rules” of UNH. I feel that these are some important things that students need to be reminded of heading into the long New Hampshire winter. 1. If your friend cannot attend a lecture, you must operate his or her clicker. This should seem like a no-brainer but there is nothing more frustrating than having to attend every single lecture for a very easy class. This rule seems to be most relevant in the larger science general education courses. Before I go on can someone please explain to me why it costs $13 to get one of those clicker registration codes? That is ridiculous. 2. Do not be afraid to show off your school pride at UNH sporting events. UNH lacks varsity teams in several key sports such as baseball, softball, and men’s lacrosse, so student fans should be more willing to paint up and stand up for the few sports teams we do have. Football and hockey season are already underway and basketball is just around the corner. Last year the men’s basketball team was about 12 seconds from hosting the America East championship in

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which the winner advances to the NCAA tournament. Get excited because this year’s team could make history. 3. Do not cheat off your friend, unless they give you permission. This is one of the more important rules on this list. Cheating can be a very serious problem, especially when the people sitting around you go out of their way to make it harder to for you to cheat. Ask them before the test is handed out if they are OK with sharing a few answers because you were to busy at that Halloween party to study. 4. Do not be stingy with your alcohol and always offer some to your friends in need. This rule is more important for those of us in the under 21 bracket. Think of it this way: if your are willing to share a few Keystone Lights or shots with your friend, you’ll ingest less by yourself and would be less likely to end up in the back of an ambulance or police car. 5. Honor Thirsty Thursday and all its expectations. I feel like this falls in line with Wedding Crashers and the infamous Rule 73: “No excuses. Party like a champion.” Learn it. Remember it. Live it. 6. Always be a supportive wingman and never make a move on the same girl as a friend. That is just downright disrespectful and the ultimate freshman move. True friends will always help each other out. 7. Do not be obnoxious while walking home from a party or you will be arrested. There is nothing more suspicious than someone stumbling down Mad-

bury, Strafford or Garrison Avenue shouting at cars and people as they pass by. The only thing worse than you getting arrested would be the police finding out where you were and shutting down that party. Learn how to control yourself after a few drinks or do not drink at all. 8. If you are hosting a party, limit “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus to no more than three plays per hour. I understand that -- for some ungodly reason -- females love this song, but it is important for DJs to keep a good mix going. Really, no song should be played more than once in an entire night, but sometimes drastic measures must be taken in order to keep people on the dance floor. I hope that none of these rules are new to you because they should be common sense. I did this simply as a friendly reminder as we head into these long winter months. There are dozens of other unwritten rules of UNH and college life in general, but following these rules will make you a better student, a better person and a better friend. Use these as guidelines to help create a friendlier and healthier atmosphere around campus. Stay classy, not UMassy, The New Hampshirite

The New Hampshirite is a mysterious UNH student who entertains much of the campus with his politically incorrect and realistic accounts of student life in Durham. You can find his blog at http://unhblog.com.

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Thumbs down to winter coming and the less sunlight that comes with it. Thumbs up to Cartman’s amazing cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” Thumbs down to Monday exams.

Thumbs up to Austin, Tx. and the ACP/ CMN Newspaper Convention!

Thumbs down to Ugg boots and North Face jackets. Come on now, let’s be original.

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Yes

No

Thumbs up to Jackie Mac and other successful alumni.

Thumbs down to another Boondock Saints movie. It’s not going to be better, so why try? Thumbs up to the NYC Marathon and the six American finishers in the top 10!

It seems like a pertinent question around Halloween not only because of the spooky elements of the holiday, but also for the new movie that came out and was reviewed in our past issue.

But if it doesn’t exist, it means a lot of people are making money off of movies and television shows for just making things up and acting scared.

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TNH responds: We’re split here in the newsroom. There’s a solid portion that is absolutely certain that paranormal activity exists, and another few that disagree with the notion completely.

If paranormal activity does exist, it certainly makes life after death seem more interesting and can make life on earth a little scarier or perhaps more spiritual.

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Thumbs down to overpaying for Rajon Rondo. He’s good but $11 million per year?

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Thumbs up to Monty Python sketches now on YouTube!

TODAY’S QUESTION Are you surprised at the number of assaults there have been on campus so far this year? 1. 2.

Yes. No.

Go to TNHonline.com and vote on this poll question. Results will be printed in a future issue of TNH.

Thumbs down to lame Halloween costumes, like wearing a t-shirt, black jeans and a Yankees hat and claiming to be Jay-Z. THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN ARE THE COLLECTED OPINIONS OF UNH STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. THEY DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF TNH OR ITS STAFF. YOU CAN SEND YOUR OWN SUBMISSIONS FOR TU/TD TO TNH.EDITOR@UNH.EDU. ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE KEPT ANONYMOUS, BUT PLEASE NO PERSONAL ATTACKS.


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Students pay tribute to MJ at Thrill UNH Josh Small

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

On an unusually warm Halloween night in Durham, the spirit of Michael Jackson was present at UNH as students danced to “Thriller” on the Whittemore Center field. “Thrill UNH” took place at 9:30 p.m. on memorial field and was organized by the UNH Residence Hall Association (RHA), which is comprised of representatives from each dorm. “We decided to do our own version of ‘Thrill the World’ and call it ‘Thrill UNH,’” said RHA member Kimberly Deane. “Thrill the World” is an annual worldwide event where people from every city, state, and country dance to “Thriller” at the same time. This year, the event took place on Sunday, Oct. 25. The UNH RHA put a lot of time into preparing for “Thrill UNH”. “We ordered [the] ‘Thrill the World’ DVD and some dorms have hosted ‘Thriller’ socials,” Hunter Hall Representative Bethany Jones said. “Thriller” socials took place in residential buildings and involved teaching students the dance moves to “Thriller”. There was a crowd of students on the field doing the dance, as well as a crowd of people standing on the sidewalk, leaning over the stonewall to watch the 10 minute performance. “We had a pretty good turnout, about 50 to 60, and at least that many people watching,” RHA member Julia Pond said.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOSH SMALL Between 50-60 people danced to Michael Jackson’s Thriller as part of “Thrill UNH”, Saturday, Oct. 25.

For UNH’s version of Thriller, no one wore a red jacket covered in zippers, and only a few zombies could be seen. Instead, there was a frog, an Aladdin, a pirate, and even a banana roaming around the field. The show even attracted the attention of a Durham police officer as he observed and snapped pictures. Students were at different skill levels, and some did not even know the dance at all before taking part.

“I don’t know ‘Thriller’ – it sounded crazy,” sophomore Cathie Plante said. Other participants had a more general reason for dancing under the bright lights and reenacting the moves of the “King of Pop”. “We thought it would be fun,” sophomore Renee Malionek said. The people watching also had different reasons for catching the show. “I figured I’d come here and

see how it’s going,” Graduate student Dan Cornwell said. For the people that were not able to see the dance live, a video and pictures will be available on Facebook in the near future. “Thrill UNH” happened three days after the release of the Michael Jackson movie “This Is It” on Oct. 28. The UNH RHA is not involved with residential advisors and is a new organization. They are currently in the stages of planning a holiday

dance. “We thought we would really get our name out,” Jones said. “A lot of people I know like the ‘Thriller’ dance, and thought it would be fun.” The gathering of people watching and involved in the production have inspired the UNH RHA members to do “Thrill UNH” again. “Every Halloween we’ll do this,” Jones said.

Ski sale brings outdoorsmen to Field House Kerry Feltner STAFF WRITER

Students and community members alike flocked to the eighth annual ski sale held in the UNH Field House Sunday, looking to find new deals on used equipment and leave behind old goods. The event was held from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. with most of the customers taking advantage of the sale early in the morning. The event was a fundraiser for the UNH ski team, an event that contributes 20 percent of their funding for the season, which pays for travel, apparel, and race entry fees. “This sale just keeps getting bigger and bigger every year,” UNH ski member Dana Dauks said. “It is probably the biggest fundraiser that supports our team. Its really important to our team in terms of what it allows us to do financially.” In addition to helping the team, the sale also helps people in the community. “It is a great way for people to get rid of their old equipment and we enjoy helping out the community in this way,” UNH ski member Danielle McVicar said.

The sale had a vast amount of selection ranging from the ski and snowboard equipment, to apparel including goggles, hats, gloves, and jackets. All age groups were covered and the large amount of merchandise gave shoppers an array of options to choose from.

“We have definitely felt the effects of the economy as most people are not taking as many ski vacations as they used to.” Brian Harper Plymouth Ski & Sports “They have really done a lot more than I expected,” community member Jane Blank said. “They have such a wide choice of equipment this year. I also am happy to help the ski team in their endeavors.”

For some, the prices were the major incentive for attending the event. “This is my fourth time coming here and I think the prices are great,” community member Kirsten Berthiaume said. “I have three kids who ski so I think that it’s great that you can trade your old equipment in because they tend to grow out of it so fast.” Community member Daisy Santos agreed. “This is our first time coming here but I’m really liking the prices so far,” Santos said. “My daughter is getting a pair of skis that were brand new last year worth $1000 for only $300 this year. You can’t beat that. We definitely will come back in the future.” Attendees were also able to purchase their ski passes for the season with representatives from many of the major ski resorts in New Hampshire manning booths near the entrance. The event also held a free raffle for local ski area tickets. College students were able to get a fourmountain season pass for $289, enabling them to ski at the Waterville, Cannon, Brentwood, and Cranmore

ski resorts. “I think this is a good turnout this year, we had a lot of students come in the morning,” Waterville representative Conrad Oldenburg said. “It makes sense to come to UNH each year because we are offering students a pass to the top four mountains in New Hampshire. It’s a great event to be apart of.”

“I have three kids who ski so I think that it’s great that you can trade your old equipment in because they tend to grow out of it so fast.” Kirsten Berthiaume community member Family packs and weekend deals could also be purchased at the Waterville booth along with the student passes. Accordng to their

website, Loon Mountain ski resort offers the college New England pass for $329 for full-time students. For retailers such as Plymouth Ski & Sports, the sale offered a way to move merchandise and to make room for new equipment. “We brought over a lot of our stocked items and we sell them for drastically reduced prices,” Plymouth representative Brian Harper said. “We definitely have moved a lot of product today.” The general biggest seller for Plymouth Ski & Sports is the alpine ski, a favorite for a variety of ages. As with most every industry, the skiing industry has taken quite a hit due to the economic recession. “We have definitely felt the effects of the economy as most people are not taking as many ski vacations as they used to,” Harper said. “I think this event is a good thing though because it helps the broader picture. It helps fund the ski team for UNH and it is good for the industry because it makes the equipment more affordable, which makes people more inclined to go to the resort and by the passes and just spend their winter outdoors.”


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Corporate THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Student Endeavors Personal Finance

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Breaking the bank

Tuition on the rise as opportunities falter Kurt Zielinski

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The cost for an education at UNH and elsewhere continues to increase in the face of an uneasy economy. Certain schools in places like California, New York and Florida have even seen double-digit percentage increases in tuition. “I worry about getting a job after I graduate,” said UNH senior Josh Patton. “I have a lot of debt to pay off from school.” In-state tuition for UNH $11,320 in 2007. Today the cost is $12,743 and shows no signs staying stable. While costs are rising, more schools are considering cutting aspects that have long been familiar to a student’s education. In a

January 15 article, The New York Times mentioned schools like Lafayette College thinking of cutting whole departments that are showing decreased interest in an effort to lower tuition costs.

“I worry about getting a job after I graduate. I have a lot of debt to pay off from school.” Senior, Josh Patton “Every sector of the American economy is under stress and higher education is no exception,” said Terry Hartle, senior vice president of the American Council on

Education in a recent interview w i t h The New York Times. “It’s regrettable, and it’s yet another piece of disappointing economic news that affects families.”

Rising tuition costs may be hitting students harder because students on average are taking more than four years to finish their degree. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics (or NECS) from 1999-2000 shows it is taking students 55 months to finish their four year degree, or 6 months longer than four years. “Colleges just seem to want to push you through without any

care for what you want.” said Tony Cesarini, a senior here at UNH. Cesarini, who transferred to UNH as a junior, feels universities and colleges force students to make hasty decisions about their degree choice because of time restraints. He says that he feels he has no other choice because of the high cost of education. But having a college degree is almost needed in the modern world. Studies show that those without college degrees make significantly less money than those with just a high school diploma. In a study done in 2005 by NCES, people with bachelor degrees make on average $50,000 a year, whereas those with only high TUITION continued on page 11

New sales give reason for early holiday shopping Mackenzie Ferreira CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The current status of our economy is the reason many people have been cutting back on their spending lately. Now, however, the issue of holiday shopping is quickly arising. Shoppers are trying to save more by hitting the stores earlier rather than going through the typical Black Friday fiasco. According to customer research done by Wal-Mart, 70 percent of consumers planned to start their holiday toy shopping before Halloween, and 32 percent of consumers planned to complete most of their holiday shopping before the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

“Last year, there was a retailing sale decline of about 2 percent, making it the weakest performance since the 1960s. Stores selling clothing and luxury goods posted declining sales in the double digits.” This is not the plan for recent UNH alum Brent Powers. “I always tend to wait until the last minute,” Powers says. “I’ll

probably go shopping the week before Christmas.” Retailers are concerned, though, that this holiday season may be as bad as last year’s, which, according to the New York Times, was one of the worst on record. Last year, there was a retailing sale decline of about 2 percent, making it the weakest performance since the 1960s. Stores selling clothing and luxury goods posted declining sales in the double digits. Retailers are simply hoping for a flat year this holiday season. This would mean that things have stopped getting worse and have just simply leveled off. According to the New York Times, a holiday study published by Nielsen discovered that 85 percent of households plan on spending about the same amount or slightly

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SHOPPING: Retailers hope economic turnaround is in time for the holidays

The New Hampshire

Three strong economic reports lift recovery hopes Martin Crutsinger ASSOCIATED PRESS

Continued from page 9

less than last year. These people also plan on buying more necessities and home entertainment items than anything else. With that, jewelry, sports equipment, and vacations will be the least bought this season. As well as cutting back on trivial gifts, consumers are planning on cutting back on whom they buy for. In order to continue spending the typical amount on gifts for family members, 5 percent of consumers are cutting out gifts for friends, while 8 percent are eliminating gifts for co-workers, said the New York Times article. Allison Letourneau, a junior here at UNH, is taking this budgeted approach for her holiday shopping. “I’m only buying for my family this year,” said Letourneau. “I have a budget because I don’t have a job during the school year.” Junior Lindsey Jeltes doesn’t have a budget, but plans on simply buying for her family this year because it would be impossible to afford gifts for all of her close

friends. More retailers are hoping bigger and better sales will bring in more customers this holiday season. Wal-Mart plans on again adding the $10 toy section they had last season. As well, Wal-Mart says they will match any local competitor’s advertisement on a toy if it were priced under $10. K-Mart has started a “Fab 15” toy list. It highlights a layaway program that allows customers to reserve a popular item early, pay for it over time, and pick up their item prior to the holidays. Sears is having their own “Black Friday NOW!” sales, which offer select Black Friday doorbusters at their Black Friday prices. These sales are available both in stores and online, making it easier for customers to make purchases. And, like K-Mart, Sears offers the same kind of layaway program to make holiday shopping easier on consumers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for the fledgling economic recovery got a boost Monday from betterthan-expected news on manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes. The surprisingly strong readings provided some comfort that the economy is packing more momentum than assumed going into the end of the year. Still, with jobs scarce, lending tight and consumers wary of spending, it’s unclear whether the gains can be sustained as government stimulus programs wind down. The Institute for Supply Management’s gauge of manufacturing activity grew in October at the fastest pace in more than three years. It was driven by businesses’ replenishing of stockpiles, higher demand for American exports and support from the government’s $787 billion stimulus program. The ISM index shot up to 55.7 in October, the third straight reading above 50, which signals growth in the sector. It was the highest level since April 2006. “It clearly looks like we are see-

ing a turnaround in the manufacturing sector,” said David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor’s in New York. Economists cautioned that the manufacturing pattern seen in the past two post-recession recoveries likely will be repeated this time: In each case, early strength in manufacturing, led by companies’ restocking of inventories, faded within a few months. Wyss agrees that the ISM index could dip below 50 in the first quarter of next year. But he thinks that would be a temporary slump and not a sign that the economy was dipping back into recession. “A bit of a slip in manufacturing would be consistent with a sluggish recovery,” he said. The overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, expanded at a 3.5 percent rate in the July-September quarter. That number provided compelling evidence that the longest recession since the 1930s was ending. Wyss said he expects GDP growth to slow to around 1.7 percent in the current quarter and to remain sluggish in the first half of next year. Other economists are more op-

timistic, with some forecasting that GDP growth could come in around 3 percent in the current quarter. They pointed to the government report Monday that construction spending rose a bigger-than-expected a 0.8 percent in September, fueled by the strongest jump in home construction in six years. The gain in housing offset continued weakness in construction of office buildings, hotels and shopping centers. In a third report, the National Association of Realtors said the volume of signed contracts to buy previously occupied homes rose 6.1 percent in September to a reading of 110.1. That’s the highest level since December 2006. And it’s more than 21 percent above a year ago. The eighth straight monthly gain came as the housing market rebounds from the worst downturn in decades. The improvement has been aided by federal intervention to lower mortgage rates and bring more buyers into the market. For example, the contracts to buy homes rose as buyers scrambled to qualify for a tax credit for first-time buyers that expires at the end of this month. Congress is moving to extend the credit until April 30.

Hiring last to come as economy rebounds Ben Feller

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the prospect of double-digit unemployment looms, President Barack Obama on Monday sought to set expectations for the nation, saying job losses will likely roll on “for weeks and months to come” because hiring always lags behind in an economic rebound. “We just are not where we need to be yet,” Obama said as he met with a panel of economic advisers. “We’ve got a long way to go.” Unemployment hit a 26-year high of 9.8 percent in September. The next monthly reports come out Friday and could show it topping 10 percent. Still, the economy is growing again. Reports out Monday show improvement in manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes.

Obama said that building a sustainable economy and getting people back to work remain his “administration’s overriding focus.” Obama helped push through a $787 billion economic stimulus package earlier this year, and he says the administration, Congress and the private sector must take more bold steps to help. Obama spoke as he met with his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The session was open to reporters and streamed live on the White House Web site. Obama added that the U.S. must break out of a “debilitating gridlock on trade policy,” by ending the false choice between a wide-open, freewheeling import policy or fearful, protectionist approach to trade. He called for a more balanced policy of letting the world know America will compete and trade fairly.

Half of US kids will get food stamps, study says Lindsey Tanner ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout from the current recession could push those numbers even higher, researchers say. The estimate comes from an analysis of 30 years of national data, and it bolsters other recent evidence on the pervasiveness of youngsters at economic risk. It suggests that almost everyone knows a family who has received food stamps, or will in

the future, said lead author Mark Rank, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis. “Your neighbor may be using some of these programs but it’s not the kind of thing people want to talk about,” Rank said. The analysis was released Monday in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The authors say it’s a medical issue pediatricians need to be aware of because children on food stamps are at risk for malnutrition and other ills linked with poverty.


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Volatility returns TUITION: Price hikes not refl ected in student expenses to markets, pulls Dow off highs Continued from page 9

Sara Lepro & Tim Paradis ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) — After months on hiatus, volatility is back on Wall Street. Stocks ended higher Monday after another day of big swings. Stronger reports on manufacturing and housing gave the market an early boost but a rise in the dollar and worries about the soundness of an eight-month rally chipped away at the gains. A late surge left the Dow Jones industrial average with a gain of 77 points but still down by about half from its best levels of the day. After nearly unbreakable gains since midsummer, trading has become much rockier in recent weeks as investors worry that the pace of the economic recovery they have been counting on will be hard to maintain. Jittery traders have pushed the market around in ways more reminiscent of the huge swings of a year ago than the smoother advance stocks have seen since the early spring. The Dow has gained or lost more than 100 points in six out of the last seven days. The last time the Dow had as long a streak of triple-digit moves was in late March, shortly after major stock indexes bounced off 12-year lows. Good news can still lift the market, but those gains are now less likely to hold than they were earlier in the year. The market jumped last Thursday after the government reported the economy grew at a 3.5 percent pace in the July-September quarter, well ahead of expectations. But that enthusiasm faded as many noted that much of the growth came from government spending programs which are winding down. Likewise, many companies are reporting stronger-than-expected earnings, but in many cases the gains came from cost-cutting instead of higher sales. On Friday the Dow slumped 250 points as those worries deepened, more than erasing the 200-point gain from the day before. Analysts say many investors still expect the economy to improve but are worried it won’t happen as quickly as they had hoped. The signs of investor anxiety are clear. The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index, known as Wall Street’s fear gauge, crept up to 31.84 Monday — a fresh fourmonth high — before ending at 29.78. “It’s a flip of a coin right now,” said Jeffrey Frankel, president of Stuart Frankel & Co. “You never know what you’re going to get the next day when you come in to work.” As the market enters the final

months of the year, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is up 54.2 percent from a 12-year low in March even after losing 2 percent in October. “The question is, is the trend changing?” said Jim Dunigan, managing executive of investments at PNC Wealth Management. Trading is likely to be volatile this week as investors sift through a flood of economic data, including the government’s monthly employment report on Friday. The Federal Reserve will also weigh in on the economy after a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday.

“On Monday, the Dow rose 76.71, or 0.8 percent, to 9,789.44, its fourth gain in 10 days.” On Monday, the Dow rose 76.71, or 0.8 percent, to 9,789.44, its fourth gain in 10 days. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.69, or 0.7 percent, to 1,042.88, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 4.09, or 0.2 percent, to 2,049.20. The seesaw trade came after the Institute for Supply Management said manufacturing activity grew in October at the fastest pace since April 2006 and much better than expected. Meanwhile, the National Association of Realtors said pending home sales increased for the eighth straight month in September, also topping expectations. Separately, the Commerce Department said construction spending increased 0.8 percent in September, matching the gain in August. Economists had been expecting a drop. The reports goosed stocks higher in the morning but weren’t enough to hold the gains through the afternoon as the dollar rose against other major currencies. That briefly hurt commodity prices and exporters. Financial stocks faltered briefly after Jon D. Greenlee, the Federal Reserve’s associate director for banking supervision and regulation, told lawmakers that “significant stress and weaknesses” remain in the financial system and that banks face more heavy losses on loans. Citigroup Inc. fell below $4 for the first time since August, giving up 10 cents, or 2.4 percent, to $3.99. Investors also found optimistic news. Ford Motor Co. surprised investors by reporting that deep cost cuts and the government’s Cash

school diplomas make on average $30,300 a year. With numbers like these, it’s not hard to see why so many aim for a college degree. College degrees make your more money. But with the average debt for a college student at more than $20,000 as stated by The New York Times, college still has its drawbacks. With students and parents having no choice but to pay for the rising tuition costs, it is up to the universities themselves to figure out a better system. “We haven’t been good at cutting when we add,” said Robert Massa, Lafayette College’s new vice president for communications, speaking of colleges in general in a recent interview with the New York Times. “We just add.”

National Average Costs and Subsidies per FTE Student at Public Institutions, 2002 and 2006

(Above) Chart compiled by The Delta Project, a study on Postsecondary education costs, productivity and accountability shows that students public research institutions like UNH are seeing significant increases in tuition without a corresponding increase in money spent on student expenses.

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Learning the moves:

Jiu-Jitsu adds international flair to UNH Anthony Labor

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Bill Blanchette, a senior here at UNH, has been practicing jiu-jitsu for about seven years. He enjoys being involved in jiu-jitsu so much he has started teaching friends here at UNH techniques once a week. “The meetings we have about once a week are really informal,” Blanchette said. “It’s a great opportunity for other students to come and learn techniques about jiu-jitsu, as well as get a great work out.” Every Saturday, Blanchette and friends take the top floor of the Whittemore Center to learn and practice jiu-jitsu. “My friend in high school practiced jiu-jitsu so I was always interested in it,” said freshman Max Cooper. “I didn’t have anywhere to practice back home and teach me, so when I found out that Bill knew jiu-jitsu and taught other people I thought it was great.” Blanchette practices what is known as No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu. “No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu is different than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that many

people practice,” Blanchette said. “There is no ranking system as you gain more experience where karate uses belts as a ranking system; NoGi Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have that.” Blanchette started practicing jiu-jitsu when he was 15 years old. He also has a black belt in Kenpo Karate, which he started when he was only 4 years old. “My dad is the one who really started pushing me to start karate and jiu-jitsu,” he said. “Ever since then I have always loved learning more and more about the art of jiujitsu and karate. I still am learning to this day.” Blanchette has shown interest in possibly starting a club that practices jiu-jitsu here at UNH. “I have seen flyers for the UNH karate club and thought it would be interesting in possibly starting a jiujitsu club,” Blanchette said. “Right now there is only a small group that gets together every week, but I encourage anybody who wants to learn some techniques or if they are just interested and want to watch to come to the classes sometime, and

hopefully if we get enough people interested we can start the process of getting a club recognized here at UNH.” According to the Student Organization Services website, there are five steps required in order to gain initial recognition as a club at UNH. These include a meeting with the SOS Coordinator, submitting an online application, completing important sections of the application, and awaiting confirmation of the organization’s status. Blanchette has been teaching Jiu-jitsu for the past year. “It all started last year when I had a couple of friends wanting to learn jiu-jitsu,” Blanchette said. “At first there were a couple of people and lately there have been more people I know showing interest.” People who have taken Blanchette’s class said they were impressed by what he can do. “He is a great teacher,” Andreycak said. “It’s a very safe environment where people can learn how to do these moves, and not worry about getting really hurt.”

ANTHONY LABOR Bill Blanchette (on his back), a senior at UNH, demonstrates how to attempt a Kimura during one of his classes.

Cooper has only taken one of Blanchette’s classes so far but he said he was impressed with Blanchette’s knowledge and skill. “He breaks every move down so it is really easy to learn,” he said. “After seeing him break down every move in parts, all it takes is one

or two practice runs and you will have the move down. He makes it extremely easy to learn.” Meetings are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays on the top floor of the Whittemore Centerand are open to all students interested.

Health Services offers light therapy for those suffering from SAD The Indian Students' Association presents

D IWALI – THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT S Come & enjoy this spectacular event filled with Indian music, classical, folk and Bollywood dance performances and an exotic medley of Bollywood dance-drama-fashion

All these topped with a four course Indian dinner Granite State Room, MUB November 15 th 2009, 5:30pm (gates open at 5:00pm)

Tickets are On Sale at the MUB Ticket Office (603-862-2290) & online Students, Faculty, Staff: $3 Children below 5: free, Children 5 – 15: $5, Others: $10

ALL ARE WELCOME Event funded by the S tudent A ctivity F ee Co-sponsored by the O f f ice of M ulticultural S tudent A ffairs We support Friends of Mel (www.friendsofmel.org)

Kyle LaFleur

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The shift of the earth on its axis affects more than the number of hours of light in a day; it can also do a number on a person’s mood. UNH Health Services has been helping to combat the problem of the wintertime blues, better known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), with free light therapy sessions offered to students, faculty and staff. According to Kathleen Grace - Bishop, director of education and promotion, the sessions involve a person sitting in a room in the health services in front of special florescent lamps that deliver more light than a person would receive naturally during the day. The lights put out between 2,500 to 10,000 lux and can cause no harm to the participant. People are invited to study or simply relax in front of the light, and can stay anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours. “20 minutes is a good average,” Grace-Bishop said. Symptoms of SAD include increased appetite, irritability, sadness, social issues, difficulty concentrating, stress and poorer quality sleep. Therapy is recommended daily and as early in the day as possible for the patient. Symptoms tend to begin in late fall and last into the

spring. Many find that they see a change within two weeks of starting therapy sessions, but GraceBishop mentioned that for some it might not be the only answer. She expressed getting outside during daylight hours, keeping physically active, eating well and managing stress as ideas on how to make the therapy more effective. The lamps are affordable, ranging from $250 to $600 depending on the quality and brightness. This allows for the service to remain free and Grace-Bishop has even found that some students go and purchase a lamp for use in their home. The number of people with SAD fluctuates from year to year depending on the quality of the weather. According to Grace-Bishop, research has found that younger individuals, women and those who live in higher latitudes are the most likely to feel the effects of SAD. “Last academic year, the light therapy machines were busy for 87 visits,” Grace-Bishop said. “The previous year, we were busy for 116 visits.” Grace-Bishop found that there was a “good cross section” of people who participate in the therapy. People can be diagnosed with SAD while others seek the treatment by following what their body tells them.


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Halloween through eyes of UNH police Alexandra Churchill CONTRIBUTING WRITER

As students hit the streets and downtown fills with students dressed in costumes, UNH Police Officer Jared A. Welman dons his crisply ironed, navy blue uniform and a polished badge pinned to his chest. “This is my costume,” Welman jokes and smiles. It’s Halloween night, a Saturday this year, and like any other weekend night, it doesn’t sit well for the UNH police. When I arrive at Janetos House, the home of the UNH Police Department, the officers on duty prepare to head out for their nightly shifts. I am going for a ridealong with Officer Welman, on a night that is celebrated by some and dreaded, for its inherent mischief and mayhem, by others. “Ready for tonight’s shenanigans?” snickers Sergeant Lauren Tirone. Everyone understands the joke all too well. UNH police routinely handle traffic accidents, fights and assaults, enforcement of alcohol and drug violations, thefts, and other less common incidents that require police service. All of these seem amplified on weekend nights, and even more on nights like Halloween. Halloween along with Homecoming, before spring break, and move-in and move-out dates are some of the busiest times of the year for police officers says Welman. Weekends like these, which are known for their increased activity, bring UNH police out on the prowl with a sharper eye and keener ear. According to last year’s UNH police log, there were 14 arrests made on Halloween night alone, mostly involving unlawful intoxication or possession. “On Halloween we have more partying, more calls, and more police officers,” says Welman, on his third Halloween with the UNH Police Department. With Officer Welman at the wheel of the cruiser and me sitting in the front passenger seat, we head out in the marked police cruiser under a waxing Halloween moon. We are patrolling the streets, observing the traffic and snidely commenting on the costumed crowds. We see everything from bulky cartoon characters to scantily clad Playboy bunnies. Welman shakes his head, remarking congenially, “Halloween isn’t much different from any other weekend night, but in costumes.” Our first call of the night is for a crowd of Halloween partiers who are clustered in the lobby of Stoke. As Welman steps into the lobby, his mere presence causes a few

individuals to trickle out through the doors. When the other people do not disperse, Welman raises his voice and herds them outside the dorm.

“Halloween isn’t much different from any other weekend night, but in costumes.” Officer Jared A. Welman Leaving Stoke, we patrol the streets and sit by Mills, on the lookout for potential traffic violations. A passerby approaches Welman’s window and inform us that there is a young male passed out on the stairs below Huddleston. We are led to him and sure enough, we find a young male lying flat out on his back on the stairs between Huddleston and Fairchild Hall. He is fairly conscious though his speech is slurred and it’s not certain whether he fell and hit his head or not. An ambulance is called to the scene within seconds, and the man is taken away to the hospital on a stretcher. He is also given a court date for unlawful intoxication. There are two other similar calls during the night, one at the

“We’re not just out here to bust people. We’re out making sure people are safe. I’m a servant. I have a duty to care, they call it.” Officer Jared A. Welman Quad and one at Gables A tower. These situations are what police call “mutual aid”, which Welman stands by while medics rush to the scene to determine whether the subject is fit to be arrested or must first be taken to a nearby hospital. Police officers have probable cause for arrest if someone shows at least two signs of intoxication and pose a danger to themselves and others. “We’re not just out here to bust people,” Welman says. “We’re out making sure people are safe. I’m a servant. I have a duty to care, they call it.” Around 11:35 p.m. Welman receives the call from dispatch that a male UNH student has been brutally assaulted by three other un-

identified males and is leaving the scene. Police officers, including Welman, manage to catch up with the victim at H-lot. He is sitting on the sidewalk and his face is bloodied and badly bruised. The police are questioning the student and trying to determine where exactly the assault took place. According to Welman, if the student was attacked on campus, the UNH police would take the case. However, if the student was attacked anywhere beyond their precinct, the Durham police would take over. While police officers try to sort out the situation, an ambulance arrives and the student is taken to a local hospital. The average response time for UNH Police is between 30 seconds to two minutes. Tonight there nonstop calls. “I quit. I quit. I quit,” dispatcher Nicole Furlong jokingly gripes, as she juggles calls. Furlong dispatched three McGregor ambulances, one from Dover and one from Newmarket. “I would say this is the busiest night I’ve had all year,” she said. Between the early morning hours of one and three is when activity peaks, Welman says. While slowly moving through the masses that block Strafford Avenue, an open beer can somersaults in the headlights of the cruiser and onto the street. Welman immediately reacts, flips on his swirling blue lights and catches the perpetrator’s stunned face in the stark headlights. The underage thrower of the can is arrested for unlawful littering and unlawful possession of alcohol. The student is cuffed and placed into the backseat. Welman drives him to the bail commissioner’s office in Rice House, next door to Janetos House, to be booked. We drop him off and head back out. Where Welman would normally conduct the booking process of the arrest himself, he explains that the extra staff employed on these busy weekend nights helps spread the load so officers can quickly get back on the streets. By 3 a.m. only weary stragglers are skulking the streets back to their dorms and on-campus apartments. The Halloween hype has passed for this year, the night is drawing to a close, and so is my ride-along with Officer Welman. The cruiser smoothly glides into its parking spot in Janetos House where Welman and I shake hands and part ways. As I turn for my walk home, he advises me to be safe. I tell him I will be, kicking my way through beer cans, red plastic cups and the entrails of smashed pumpkins all the way home.

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NH stabbing suspect due in court MERRIMACK — A 23-yearold Merrimack man accused of stabbing another man to death during a fight at a party has made his first court appearance. Twenty-three-year-old Corey Furgal of Merrimack is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Christopher Vydfol of Amherst early Sunday morning. No bail was set at his arraignment Monday in Merrimack District

Court, and police documents in the case were sealed. Police were called to the house where the party was taking place just before 2 a.m. An autopsy Monday confirmed that Vydfol died of a stab wound to the chest. There’s no word on what caused the fight. Furgal is due back in court Nov. 10.

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Kids find fun, thrills at Mills’ $400,000 grant to UNH researchers Halloween Extravaganza Justine Elliott

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

“If he has his hat on, then he’s a scarecrow,” said four-year-old Addie Dimeglio about her one-yearold brother. “If he doesn’t then he’s a farmer.” It was the Dimeglio family’s first time at the Mills Halloween Extravaganza, and they were also the first to arrive. Addie was dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, and her brother was the scarecrow/farmer. Both kids entered the building with smiles and wide eyes as they viewed the Halloween decorations. “We heard about it from one of our friends who came last year so we thought we’d give it a try,” said Collins Dimeglio, the father. Mills Hall hosted their 6th annual Halloween Extravaganza last Thursday from 5-7 p.m. for children in the community. Mills’ hall council had been preparing for the event since September. Each year the hall council comes up with a different theme for the occasion. This year the theme was “Mad Science,” where the first floor lounge was decorated as a graveyard and haunted house. The house included body parts, thriller music, and students dressed up playing different roles such as an old lady and a werewolf. Many students and RAs were dressed in costumes. Kanoa King, an RA on the first floor, was dressed as a scary old lady wearing an old lady mask and a print-patterned

dress that he bought from Goodwill. King also volunteered to help out last year when he was an RA in Hetzel Hall. “I was going to be Dr. Manhattan, but I thought it was a little inappropriate for kids since he only wears a Speedo,” King said. “I found this old lady mask at iParty and got the dress for $5.” Gina Russell, another RA, was dressed as a Pink Lady from the movie, Grease, and greeted families as they walked to the information table. “Most RAs dressed up,” Russell said. “Some were a little bashful.” Julia Pond, Mills’ Hall director, organized the event and bought all needed materials. She wrote a proposal to the Student Activity Fee Committee (SAFC) for money to help pay for the expenses. The SAFC gave $1200, and they spent $1000 on candy, food, props, and games. “Julia put so much time into this,” King said. Hall council and RAs began setting up the haunted house four days prior to the event, and on the day of they set up the activity stations. “It’s been a whole week process,” said Paige Sheppard, a member of hall council. Sheppard didn’t set up the haunted house, but her role was behind the scenes constantly walking around to ensure that everyone was ready by 5 p.m. “Everyone did a really great job,” Sheppard said. Mills also had activities and

games set up for the children in the first floor lobby. There was a table with Halloween pictures and crayons for children to color. Another area had a pumpkin toss where the child had to toss a bean bag into the eyes, nose or mouth of the pumpkin. Vicky won the pumpkin toss and received a small bag full of prizes. “We don’t really go trick or treating in the neighborhood,” Manisha said. “It’s really nice what they are doing for the kids.” Once kids were finished with activities on the first floor, they walked around the five-floor building collecting candy from participating residents. 55 suites committed to participating in the event, and each suite was given a sign to put on their doors that read, “Trick or Treat here”. Brittany Eressler stays in a suite of nine, and they were all prepared with their door decorated and bowl full of candy. “I think it’s really nice that the kids come to our rooms,” Eressler said. Mills had 75 children attend the Halloween Extravaganza. There weren’t any problems besides running out of munchkin doughnuts. Once 7 p.m. came, students started cleaning up the haunted house and packing it into storage, which took a few hours. “It was smooth sailing,” Pond said. “It was so great to see the entire building out and about dressed up and ready to have productive fun.”

Leadership Camp applications due Thurs. for hopeful participants Justin Jervinis

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Paige Legassie’s first year at the UNH Leadership Camp was three years ago. Today, Legassie said that Leadership camp is the reason she’s involved in the UNH community at all, and why she decided to be a leadership camp facilitator in the years following. “As a freshman it was a great way for me to break out of my shell and learn more about myself as a leader,” Legassie said. This year’s UNH Leadership Camp will take place at Camp Merrowvista in Tuftonboro, N.H., from Jan. 20 – 24. At the camp, students are involved in outdoor team building, exploration of self and leadership. Campers are given the opportunity to develop their leadership potential, gain critical thinking skills, meet new friends and learn how they can make a difference at UNH. Applications for this year’s leadership camp are due Thursday, Nov. 5 by 4 p.m. Jessica Smestad, coordinator of Student Organization Services and Leadership said the purpose of UNH’s Leadership Camp is to pro-

vide UNH students with a unique and highly interactive leadership experience. “The motto of Leadership Camp is: Think. Care. Serve,” Smestad said. “Throughout the week, students engage in activities that will hopefully challenge them to think critically, examine their emotional intelligence and serve others through action. To do this, we facilitate a large variety of activities; some in the large group, some in small groups, and some individually.” The Office of Project LEAD previously brought in a national program called LeaderShape to facilitate a 6-day experience. But, when budget constraints became an issue, the office created its own curriculum. Campers must apply and interview for the camp, though no resumes are required. Applicants are generally undergraduate students of various class years, though some are campus or community leaders. According to Legassie, a junior, campers take part in icebreakers, games, small group activities to discuss leadership theories and get to know each others, large group dis-

cussions to tie those leadership theories together, outside ropes course in the snow, mafia, camp fires, dance parties and nighttime games. There are five different groups that are called Action Packs within the camp. A pair of facilitators is assigned to each group. One is a student and the other is a professional who could be faculty member, an alumnus or someone who is interested. Leadership Camp activities include low-ropes challenge course, values auction, alumni panel and discussion, guest speaker(s) and mastermind relay. In addition to many activities, participants also work on creating a vision, called a Leadership Action Plan, which they will ideally implement during their time at UNH. It costs $75 to sign up. Leadership Camp is exclusively for UNH students. There are between 50-60 students who are taken to Leadership Camp each year. “Not only is it an opportunity to learn more about yourself as a leader and work on your leadership skills, it is an opportunity to make some great connections and amazing friendships,” Legassie said.

help save fish Chantel McCabe

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Researchers at UNH received $400,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue monitoring lake acidity in the Northeast. This is the last installment of a five-year, $1.1 million grant that evaluates the effectiveness of the Clean Air Act Amendments instated in 1990. “Acid rain research can help answer questions about the impact of this form of pollution on water quality and forest health,” said UNH Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs John Aber.

“The EPA says that ours is one of the most helpful programs they’ve ever funded.” Steve Kahl UNH professor Congress passed the amendments in hopes of reducing acidic deposition to lakes and streams by regulating sulfur and nitrogen emissions, mainly from coal-burning power plants. Acid Rain, or acidic inputs, is the result of these emissions and the cause of dying fish, and fishless lakes. Researchers have found that the number of acidic lakes that existed 20 years ago is more than double the number that exists today. Steve Kahl, an environmental chemist and professor at UNH, has been working on this project. He said that although they have seen improvements, there is still a long way to go. This specific grant involved selecting over 100 lakes with a variety of characteristics to analyze the response on a broad spectrum. They

range from lowland to high in elevation, clear to dark water (which has a lot of organic matter). Some of the lakes have human development on their shores, but most do not. Researchers tested the pH levels to determine the acidity of the lakes. The higher the pH level, the less acidic the lake is. The natural organic acidity came back as acid rain declined, meaning that the pH of the lakes didn’t increase as much as expected. Kahl related their findings to climate change, with the natural cooling and warming cycles of the earth. Kahl said that in comparison to other parts of the world, our country is slacking on protecting the environment. “If the U.S. can catch up with the rest of the world in alternative energy, the lakes should continue to recover,” said Kahl who has been monitoring and collecting data for 30 years. The threat is the possibility of relying solely on coal for energy, thus producing more acid rain. With talks of an oil embargo in the Middle East, some people want to rely solely on coal supply. “If we replaced all the oil we use with coal in power plants and by liquefying coal for gasoline, we only have 35 years of coal in the U.S.,” Kahl said, “It isn’t a [long term] solution.” Aber explained that in some parts of central Europe, deposition rates have dropped lower than 50 percent. Rapidly developing countries, such as China are facing the opposite. “Emissions of both sulfur and nitrogen are increasing dramatically, and leading to increases in the acidity of rainfall,” Aber said. With research like this, there is hope for the lakes and their ecosystems. The research team hopes to receive more financial support. “The EPA says that ours is one of the most helpful programs they’ve ever funded,” Kahl said.

Student reports possible abduction attempt KEENE, N.H. — Police in Keene are investigating a possible abduction attempt of a middle school student and whether it’s connected to reported abduction attempt in Manchester. Police say the Keene Middle School student was walking home Thursday afternoon when a man in a red sedan with black stripes drove up and offered the student a ride. The Keene Sentinel reports the student refused to get in and walked back to school to tell officials. School officials also sent elementary and middle school students home with letters to parents Friday about what happened. Police also stepped up patrols Friday and planned to run extra patrols on Saturday, as they usually do on Halloween.

Sgt. Darryl Madden said the student described the driver as a man in his mid-30s, with dark hair and a beard. He said police are looking into whether the incident is connected to Manchester’s. On Thursday morning, a 17year-old Memorial High School student said she was walking from her car to school in Manchester when a bearded man in his 50s driving a red pickup truck offered her a ride. The student reported the man yelled “Come with me.” She said no and kept walking, at which time he pulled over and came out of the truck. The student said he grabbed her with both arms and said, “No, you’re coming with me.” She said she fought him off, ran into the woods, and he didn’t follow her.


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Stakes are high in vote on gay marriage David Crary & David Sharp ASSOCIATED PRESS

PORTLAND, Maine — Bolstered by out-of-state money and volunteers, both sides jockeyed Monday to boost turnout for a Maine referendum that could give gay-rights activists in the U.S. their first victory at the ballot box on the deeply divisive issue of same-sex marriage. The state’s voters will decide Tuesday whether to repeal a law that would allow gay marriage. The law was passed by the Legislature and signed by Democratic Gov. John Baldacci last May but has never taken effect. The contest is considered too close to call, and both campaigns worked vigorously — with rallies, phone calls, e-mails and ads — to be sure their supporters cast votes in the off-year election. If voters uphold the law, it will be the first time the electorate in any state has endorsed marital rights for same-sex couples, energizing activists nationwide and deflating a long-standing conservative argument that gay marriage lacks popular support. Conversely, a repeal — in New England, the corner of the country most receptive to same-sex marriage — would be a jolting setback for the gay-rights movement and mark the first time voters overturned a gay-marriage law enacted by a legislature. When Californians voters rejected gay marriage a year ago, it was in response to a court

ruling, not legislation. Elsewhere around the country, Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine is locked in a tight battle for re-election in New Jersey, Republican Bob McDonnell is heavily favored in the race for Virginia governor, a hotly contested special congressional election in upstate New York has exposed a rift in the GOP between moderates and conservatives, and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is expected to coast to victory in his bid for a third term as mayor of New York. Apart from Maine, five states have legalized same-sex marriage — Iowa, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. But all did so via legislation or court rulings, not through a popular vote. By contrast, constitutional amendments banning gay marriage have been approved in all 30 states where they have reached the ballot. “The eyes of the nation will be on Maine,” said Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. “The stakes are high, but so is our hope that Maine will remain among the growing number of states that extend the essential security and legal protections of marriage to all loving, committed couples.” Brian Brown of the New Jersey-based National Organization of Marriage, which has contributed $1.5 million to the repeal campaign, agreed the election is critical for both sides. He took heart in polls showing

a close race, saying polling in other states that voted on the issue tended to underestimate the eventual opposition to same-sex marriage.

“The stakes are high, but so is our hope that Maine will remain among the growing number of states that extend the essential security and legal protections of marriage to all loving, committed couples.” Rea Carey Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force “New England is the one area where it’s much tougher ground for us than other states,” Brown said. “The fact that in a state like Maine we’re polling relatively even shows the depth of support for saying marriage is between a man and a woman.” In downtown Portland, hundreds of people carrying signs gath-

ered for a raucous noontime rally Monday in favor of gay marriage. Participants were exhorted to go to City Hall to vote — and make sure others vote as well. Meredith Hunt, who hopes to wed her partner of 15 years, Melissa Hamkins, has been doing door to door, working the phones and recruiting volunteers. She took time off from her job as a nurse practitioner Monday to join in the final push for gay marriage. “I’m running on adrenaline at this point. I don’t want to leave any stone unturned,” said Hunt, 45, who lives on a farm in Bowdoin. “This isn’t politics. This is personal.” On the other side, Jeannette Saucier, 71, of Topsham, telephoned potential voters in hopes of stopping gay marriage. “It’s not that I feel bigoted to gay people. We have gay people in my own family, but I don’t see them having to be married to prove a point,” she said. Both campaigns have attracted volunteers and hefty financial support from out of state, but the financial advantage went to the side defending same-sex marriage, Protect Maine Equality. It raised $4 million, compared with $2.5 million collected by Stand for Marriage Maine, which forced the repeal vote through a petition drive. Marc Mutty, on leave from a job with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to run the Stand for Marriage campaign, said in a homestretch appeal for donations

that the election “is about the future of marriage in Maine, and thus the nation.” “It is about whether marriage will continue to be between one man and one woman as God intended and human history has affirmed, or if we will plunge our state into a radical social experiment of ‘any two will do,’” he said. The diocese coordinated $550,000 in contributions to the repeal campaign and has criticized Baldacci, a Catholic and former altar boy, for signing the marriage law. Gay-marriage opponents have stressed the theme — disputed by their rivals — that gay marriage will be taught in schools if the law is allowed to stand. A Stand For Marriage radio ad Monday focused on an attempt to strip the state license from a high school counselor who spoke out against gay marriage in a television commercial. “Don’t be fooled. If Question one fails and homosexual marriage is legalized, those in power in Maine schools will push it on students just as they are trying to punish one of Maine’s best educators for supporting traditional marriage,” the radio ad said. Gay rights was also on the ballot Tuesday in Washington state, where voters will decide whether to uphold or overturn a recently expanded domestic partnership law that gives same-sex couples the same state-granted rights as heterosexual married couples.

Internet believers: Pastors open online churches Rachel Zoll

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Church volunteers greet visitors entering the lobby. The worship band begins its set and a pastor offers to pray privately with anyone during the service. When the sermon is done, it’s time for communion, and the pastor guides attendees through the ritual. Later, worshippers exchange Facebook and e-mail addresses so they can stay in touch. There is nothing remarkable about this encounter, which is replicated countless times each weekend at churches around the world. It’s all happening online. The World Wide Web has become the hottest place to build a church. A growing number of congregations are creating Internet offshoots that go far beyond streaming weekly services. The sites are fully interactive, with a dedicated Internet pastor, live chat in an online “lobby,” Bible study, one-on-one prayer through IM and communion. (Viewers use their own bread and wine or water from home.) On one site, viewers can click on a tab during worship to accept Christ as their savior. Flamingo Road Church, based in Cooper City, Fla., twice conducted long-distance baptisms through the

Internet. “The goal is to not let people at home feel like they’re watching what’s happening, but they’re part of it. They’re participating,” said Brian Vasil, Flamingo Road’s Internet pastor.

“We live in a day and age and a culture where people go to school online, bank online, date online and do other things online. Why not create a platform for them to go to church online?” Kurt Ervin Central Christian Church The move online is forcing Christians to re-examine their idea of church. It’s a complex discussion involving theology, tradition and cultural expectations of how Christians should worship and relate. Even developers of Internet church

sites disagree over how far they should go. Many, for example, will only conduct baptisms in person. The staunchest critics say that true Christian community ultimately requires in-person interaction. They deride the sites as religious fast food or Christianity lite. But advocates consider the Internet just another neighborhood where real relationships can be built. Rob Wegner, a pastor at Granger Community Church of Indiana, which will soon launch its Internet campus, calls the Web the church’s “front porch.” Pastors who back the sites say they feel a religious duty to harness this new way for reaching the spiritually lost. “We live in a day and age and a culture where people go to school online, bank online, date online and do other things online,” said Kurt Ervin, who oversees the Internet campus for Central Christian Church, based in Henderson, Nev. “Why not create a platform for them to go to church online?” Central Christian started a new church service this fall on Facebook. The sites share the same basic approach: rock-style worship music and a sermon recorded at the in-person weekend service that is quickly mixed with live or recorded greetings expressly for online view-

ers. Volunteers on live chat emphasize that day’s Bible teaching and block inappropriate posts. (During one recent service, a man who said he was logged on from India wrote that he was looking for a Christian wife.)

“The goal is to not let people at home feel like they’re watching what’s happening, but they’re part of it. They’re participating.” Brian Vasil Internet pastor Still, each has individual features. At Seacoast Church, based in Mount Pleasant, S.C., online viewers can repent by posting a private record of their sins on a cross. Thumbnails of viewers’ Facebook profiles appear during worship on Central Christian’s Facebook Church so people can click on each others’ pages to quickly connect.

On the Granger site, visitors will be able to choose “seats” in an auditorium, then click on surrounding seats to exchange Facebook and Twitter addresses. In this environment, evangelizing is nearly effortless. Regular viewers and volunteers post messages to their entire online network inviting them to the Web service in progress. “Fifty years ago you could expect everyone to come to you,” said Tim Stevens, Granger’s executive pastor. “Now, we have to meet people where they are.” The phenomenon is so new that no one has an exact count of interactive online campuses. The Leadership Network, which studies and supports innovative churches, has found at least 40. Churches with the sites say they regularly receive calls from other pastors starting their own. An Oklahoma megachurch named LifeChurch.tv in a nod to its use of technology is considered the pioneer of the form. The congregation had already expanded to physical sites in several cities when in 2006, pastors launched what they now call Church Online. LifeChurch.tv now broadcasts more than 25 online services each week and plans more.


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Tainted ground beef may Wind topples be linked to two deaths tree in NH, killing trick-or-treater Ben Dobbin

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Contaminated fresh ground beef caused a possible E. coli outbreak that killed two people and sent 16 others to hospitals, federal health officials said Monday. Twenty-eight people may have become ill after eating beef produced by Fairbank Farms of Ashville, N.Y., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. All but three of the suspected infections are in the northeastern U.S. and 18 are in New England, said CDC spokeswoman Lola Scott Russell. Fairbank Farms recalled almost 546,000 pounds of fresh ground beef that had been distributed in September to stores from North Carolina to Maine. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recall notice, dated Saturday, said the possibly tainted meat had been sold in numerous ways, from meatloaf and meatball mix to hamburger patties. One of the deaths was an adult from Albany County, N.Y., who had several underlying health conditions, according to the state Health

Department. The other fatality was previously reported by New Hampshire, where health officials said a patient died of complications. The CDC did not specify the states where people were hospitalized. Kidney failure is found in the most severe cases of E. coli. In less serious cases, the potentially deadly bacterium can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Some of the ground beef was sold at Trader Joe’s, Price Chopper, Lancaster, Wild Harvest, Shaw’s, BJ’s, Ford Brothers and Giant stores in packages that carried the number “EST. 492” on the label. Those products were packaged Sept. 1516 and may have been labeled with a sell-by date from Sept. 19 through Sept. 28, meaning they’re no longer being sold as fresh product in supermarkets, Fairbank Farms said. The rest of the ground beef, packaged in wholesale-sized containers under the Fairbank Farms name, was distributed to stores in Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. That meat was likely repackaged for sale and would likely have differing package and sell-by dates.

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The USDA was urging customers with concerns to contact the stores where they bought the meat. Ron Allen, Fairbank’s CEO, urged consumers to check their freezers for the recalled ground beef. Companies subject to such recalls are allowed to cook tainted meat to kill the bacteria and then use it in other products, a common practice in the food industry. That won’t happen in this case, the company said. “At the end of the day, this product... is going in the garbage,” said company spokeswoman Agi Schafer. Located in the southwestern corner of New York a few miles from the Pennsylvania line, Fairbank Farms has had two other voluntary recalls over the last two years, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. In September 2007, the company recalled 884 pounds of ground beef products because they may have been contaminated with E. coli, the agency said. And in May 2008, it recalled 22,481 pounds of ground beef products that may have contained pieces of plastic.

PELHAM, N.H. — A 10-yearold boy who was standing among about 20 other trick-or-treaters on Halloween night died after a gust of wind toppled a birch tree onto him.

“There is no rational explanation for this tragedy.” Sr. Prescille Malo Principal of Ste Jeanne d’Arc School Christian Gualtieri of Pelham was in cardiac arrest when he was rushed to a hospital Saturday night, authorities said. He died later that night. Police Lt. Gary Fisher called the crash a “freak accident” and said he didn’t think anything could have prevented Christian’s death. There was no indication that the tree, which sat on private property, was a danger, Fisher said.

Wind gusts Saturday night reached 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service. “There is no rational explanation for this tragedy,” said Sr. Prescille Malo, principal of Ste Jeanne d’Arc School in Lowell, Mass., a Catholic elementary school where Christian was a student. “Christian was a compassionate boy who lived up to his name. His smile was contagious and affability was his trademark.” “As a faith community we will deal with this challenge in prayer and mutual support,” Malo said in the statement. “Grief counseling will be made available.” Christian was part of a group of about 20 children who planned to go on a hayride through the neighborhood, Fisher said. But the boy was standing by himself when the tree fell, Fisher said. A memorial of flowers and notes surrounded the stump of the tree Sunday. “We love and miss you Christian!” read one note attached to a vase of flowers.


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Weekly Sports Guide Wildcats vs.

VOLLEYBALL

Bates, Fogarty lead UNH in sweep of Binghamton Staff Reports

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Friday, 7:00 p.m. Men’s Hockey v. Boston College Whittemore Center

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Dartmouth Bremner Field

OTHER EVENTS

TUESDAY - NOV 3 Field Hockey @ Harvard

6:00 p.m.

FRIDAY - NOV 6 Field Hockey @ Albany

1:00 p.m.

Women’s Hockey @ Boston U.

7:00 p.m.

Volleyball @ Hartford

6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY - NOV 7 Football v. Rhode Island

12:00 p.m.

Women’s Hockey v. Boston U.

7:00 p.m.

Men’s Hockey @ UMass-Lowell

5:00 p.m.

Seniors Lindsay Fogarty and Kirsten Bates registered 12 and 10 kills, respectively, to lift the UNH volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Binghamton University on Sunday afternoon at West Gym. The Wildcats improve to 10-14 and 2-5 in America East play. Binghamton is now 11-13, 3-4 AE. Bates hit at a .219 clip and added nine digs, while Fogarty added eight digs and hit at a .150 mark. In addition to Bates and Fogarty, Sara Heldman lead the way defensively with 22 digs, while Kate Uitti dished out 30 assists. Play was even early in the first set with the score tied at 16-16, until three straight Wildcat points made it 19-16. The Bearcats called timeout and coming out of the stoppage rattled off a pair, which prompted a Wildcat timeout. UNH regrouped and closed out the set on a 6-2 run to capture the set 25-20. In the second set the teams were knotted at 11-11 before an 8-2 spurt made it 19-13 UNH. Binghamton would close the gap, but could not come all the way back as the Wildcats won the set, 25-18. UNH hit at a .243 clip with 13 kills in the set. With the third set tied 10-10,

COURTESY PHOTO/UNH ATHLETICS Senior Kirsten Bates tied for the team lead with 22 digs in the Wildcats’ 3-0 win over Binghamton Sunday afternoon.

UNH finished off the match by notching 15 of the final 22 points. In the set, the Wildcats had 12 kills and took advantage of seven Bearcat errors. UNH returns to action on Fri-

day, Nov. 6 at Hartford. Match time is 6 p.m. in West Hartford, Conn. The Wildcats return home on Saturday, Nov. 14 against Stony Brook (7 p.m.).

FOOTBALL: Wildcats rout NU 48-21 This Weekend’s Results FRIDAY - OCT 30 Men’s Hockey (2-4-1), (2-0) @ Wisconsin

L, 4-1

Volleyball (10-14), (2-5) @ Albany

L, 3-0

SATURDAY - OCT 31 Men’s Hockey (2-4-1), (2-0) @ Wisconsin

L, 6-1

Football (7-1), (4-1) v. Northeastern

W, 48-21

Women’s Hockey (2-4-1), (2-0) v. UConn

W, 3-1

Field Hockey (11-6), (3-2) @ Albany

W, 2-1

SUNDAY - NOV 1 Women’s Hockey (2-4-1), (2-0) v. Maine

W, 5-0

Volleyball (10-14), (2-5) @ Binghamton

W, 3-0

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“I thought it was a pretty good effort all the way around,” said UNH head coach Sean McDonnell. “I think the offensive line did a much better job picking up stuff. I thought Chad and Jelly both made great reads. This was Chad’s best of game of the year.” The Huskies got most of its production from defending CAA

offensive player of the week John Griffin, who took 25 carriers for 132 Alex Dulski started the game at quarterback for Northeastern, before a wrist injury after being thrown to the ground on a sack sidelined him for the game. Redshirt freshman Matt Carroll led the way for the Huskies after Dulski’s injury, completing 12 of

17 passes for 110 yards. The Wildcats put up 461 yards of total offense, 139 more than the Huskies, despite Northeastern controlling time of possession, 36:53 to 23:07. Next up for the Wildcats (7-1, 4-1) is another home CAA contest, this time against the Rhode Island Rams (1-7, 0-5) at noon on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.

KACKERT: Senior RB getting back to form Continued from page 20

two touchdowns. He followed that up by scoring a touchdown in his next two games against Towson and Villanova. He didn’t appear to be 100 percent however in the following two games against UMass and Hofstra. During those two games, Kackert gained a total 111 yards with no touchdowns. While these numbers may seem decent for some running backs, they are sub-par for one of Kackert’s explosive nature. Prior to his performance on Saturday, Kackert hadn’t had that one breakout game. On Saturday, though, he surpassed his yard total for the previous two games combined, and he showed signs that he’s getting his legs back.

“It’s tough with an injury like that because, although it may seem minor, it slows you down and takes a while to get back up to speed,” said Kackert about his pulled hamstring. “Having a game like this is very satisfying, though, especially since I haven’t had one in a while.” UNH head coach Sean McDonnell said that it’s no surprise to him how well Kackert has bounced back after starting the season on the injured list. “It was his best game of the year,” said McDonnell. “He’s a strong, tough kid, and he knows how to break tackles. Today, he did a great job accelerating through the holes the line gave him and reading the defense. This is the way he’s been running his whole career,

though.” Even Huskies head coach Rocky Hager praised Kackert’s ability after the game. “I got to give credit to him; he played great today,” Hager said. “We had no answer for his runs, and we couldn’t tackle him.” With Kackert’s performance on Saturday, he now has rushed for 456 yards this season, scoring six touchdowns and averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He now has 2,097 career yards, just 140 yards shy of tying Avrom Smith for seventh alltime on the career rushing list. With three games left in the Wildcats’ season, accomplishing this should seem to be no problem for the recently surging Kackert.


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MEN’S HOCKEY

Badgers sweep Wildcats in weekend blowout Staff Reports

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Senior netminder Brian Foster stopped a career-high 47 shots on Friday night, but it was not enough as the UNH men’s ice hockey team was swept by No. 19 Wisconsin, 4-1 and 6-1, in a two-game series at the Kohl Center in Madison Wis. The Wildcats move to 2-4-1 overall record, while Wisconsin improved to 3-2-1 overall. UNH is now 0-3-0 on the road this season. In Friday’s game, the Badgers controlled the majority of play in a scoreless first period, outshooting the Wildcats 18-5. The period also included a five-minute penalty kill by UNH, which was interrupted by a Badger penalty. Wisconsin broke the scoreless deadlock with an even-strength goal at 5:43 as John Ramage scored on a one-time slap shot from the right point that beat Foster. The tally was assisted by Aaron Bendickson, who won the faceoff in the offensive zone and passed back to Ramage. The Badgers extended its lead to 2-0 as John Mitchell scored at

12:47 with assists from Ben Street and Cody Goloubef. Wisconsin was on the power play when the Wildcats broke into the scoring column, as Peter LeBlanc stole the puck on the kill at the top of the blue line and starting a rare 2-0 shorthanded opportunity that ended with LeBlanc beating Badgers netminder Brett Bennett for the short-handed tally at 14:03. The Badgers held a 37-9 advantage through two periods, but were 0-5 in power play opportunities and allowed one UNH shorthanded tally. The Badgers regained its two-goal advantage at 5:22 of the third when Jake Gardiner scored on a shot that was deflected in off a Wildcat defender. The goal was aided by Ryan McDonagh and Michael Davies. Wisconsin added to its lead with a four-on-four goal at 9:15 of the third as Derek Stepan scored on a one-time shot from the right circle that was assisted by Brendan Smith. Foster, whose previous careerhigh was a 41-save performance at Providence (11/19/07), notched double-figure saves in all three pe-

riods including 18 in the opening stanza. He moved to 2-3-1, while Bennett turned away 12 shots and improved to 2-1-0. The Wildcats limited the Badgers to 0-6 on the power play including a short-handed goal, while UNH was 0-3 on the power play. In Saturday’s game, the Badgers scored three goals in a threeminute stretch in the second period to put the game out of reach. The three-goal second period included a pair from Jordy Murray. Murray broke the scoreless deadlock at 2:54 with a power-play tally on a redirect of a Ryan McDonagh shot from the left point. Ben Grotting scored his first goal of the season just under two minutes later, off assists from Sean Dolan and Smith. Murray potted his second in three minutes intercepting a pass in the offensive zone and scoring an unassisted goal at 5:54. Wisconsin held a 16-6 shot advantage in the second. Ramage and Dolan scored even-strength goals at 7:18 and 12:56, respectively to extend the lead to 5-0. The Wildcats got on the board

COURTESY PHOTO/UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Badger forward Derek Stepan celebrates after a goal as Wisconsin took down UNH in straight games this weekend.

at 15:07 of the second as Mike Borisenok collected a pass from Greg Burke and drove into the offensive zone. His initial shot was stopped by Badger netminder Scott Gudmandson, but Stevie Moses was on the doorstep to knock in the rebound. Wisconsin’s Michael Davies netted the Badgers’ sixth goal and closed out the scoring at 18:21. In a scoreless first period, the Badgers held a 13-7 shot advantage. The Wildcats had three power play opportunities, while Wisconsin had one. Wisconsin was 1-2 on the pow-

er play, while the Wildcats were 0-5 with the advantage. However, the Badgers held a 44-22 shot advantage. Senior netminder Brian Foster turned away 30 shots and allowed four goals in his 47:16 of ice time, while his replacement Matt DiGirolamo allowed a pair of goals and stopped eight shots in his 12:42 in net for UNH. Gudmandson recorded 21 saves and improved to 1-1-1 on the season for Wisconsin. UNH returns home on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Hockey East foe Boston College.

BASKETBALL

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Wildcats take second Basketball teams prepare to open at AE championships season after Tip-Off event on Saturday; set sights on NCAA championship Justin Doubleday STAFF WRITER

MIKE RAPLH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The men’s cross country team took home second place in the America East Championships last Saturday.

Staff Reports

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Senior Wesley Dinnan finished seventh overall as the UNH men’s cross country team placed second overall at the America East Championships on Saturday afternoon at the University of Vermont’s Catamount Outdoor Center. The Wildcats, trying to win their fourth straight title, totaled 60 points and finished behind Binghamton (30), but ahead of Stony Brook (95), Albany (119), Vermont (129), Boston University (142), Maine (158), UMBC (196) and

Hartford (256). Dinnan completed the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25 minutes, 56.30 seconds. Graduate students Ben Jenkins and Nick Decrescenzo finished 11th and 12th, respectively, with times of 26:04.60 and 26:07.00. Seniors Josh Kearns and Marc Ouellette rounded out the Wildcat scorers, placing 14th and 16th, respectively, in times of 26:16.70 and 26:20.20. The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 14 at the NCAA Northeast Regional at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.

The UNH men’s and women’s basketball teams jump started their season last Saturday with the Basketball Season Tip-Off. The event, which took place immediately after the Wildcat football team defeated Northeastern, consisted of exciting contests, prizes for the crowd and a chance for fans to meet the student athletes on each team. The Tip-Off started with men’s head coach Bill Herrion and women’s head coach Kristen Cole addressing the crowd. Each coach had a similar message: both teams want to win nothing less than an NCAA championship this season. “Our main goal at the start of every season is to win an NCAA championship,” said Herrion in an interview on Monday. “But a lot has to happen between now and March for that be a possibility.” After the coaches spoke, coach Herrion had former Vermont head coach and current ESPN analyst Tom Brennan address the crowd. Brennan, a close friend of Herrion’s, said that UNH is his “second favorite college basketball team

[behind UVM of course].” Following Brennan’s speech, there were various contests, such as a three point shootout, a free throw contest and a dunk contest. In each contest, a student was paired up with one of the athlete participants. Depending on which athlete won the contest, his or her student partner would receive a prize. In between the contests, Herrion asked basketball related trivia questions to the crowd with the winner receiving various prizes and giveaways. There was even a dance-off between the student-athletes, in which junior Tyrone Conley displayed his flashy dancing skills to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Towards the end of the event, a handful of students were selected to play the popular basketball game “knockout.” The winner received a Nintendo Wii. The Basketball Tip-Off was a fun way to kick off the season, but with the opening game of each team’s season approaching fast, the Wildcats will need to get focused on the upcoming competition. The Lady Wildcats will be led by its four seniors, particularly captain/foward Candace Williams and

guard Amy Simpson. The team will look to improve upon last season’s 8-23 record and are poised to surprise some teams in the America East. On the men’s side, the Wildcats will be led by a combination of juniors and seniors, particularly senior captain Colby Santos and junior Alvin Abreu. The men’s team is hoping to continue its improvement this season, after recording a 14-16 record last year, one of the best seasons for men’s basketball in recent history. “The older guys have to step up [for us to have success],” Herrion said. “Colby Santos is a senior, but Dane Diliegro, Tyrone Conley and Alvin Abreu are all juniors who have played a lot of basketball and need to contribute as well.” The UNH women’s team will play in an exhibition game against Bentley on Sunday, November 8, in the Lundholm Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The Wildcats then begin the regular season against St. Joseph’s on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The men’s team begins its regular season schedule when they take on Suffolk University on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Lundholm Gymnasium at 7 p.m.


sports

Pro golfer Doug Barron, pictured left, became the most out-of-shape man to ever test positive for performance enhancers when he was suspended from the PGA Tour for failing a drug test.

Tuesday

November 3, 2009

The New Hampshire

FOOTBALL

UNH runs all over Huskies Chad Graff STAFF WRITER

Saturday was a good day to be a running back at Cowell Stadium, as three ball carriers ran for over 70 yards through three quarters, with senior Chad Kackert leading UNH to a 48-21 win over Northeastern, powered by his career-high 176 rushing yards.

48 21 (8) UNH

NU

Saturday, Cowell Stadium, Durham

After the teams swapped touchdowns in the first quarter, UNH ran to a big halftime lead – literally. Kackert opened up the second quarter with a 22-yard touchdown run to give UNH the lead for good. The touchdown was Kackert’s second of the game, after he made a man miss on a 15-yard run to paydirt in the first quarter. On the Wildcats’ next possession, UNH’s second running back, Sean Jellison, took it 64 yards on the Wildcats first play to put UNH up 21-7. “We’re good buddies,” said Kackert of Jellison. “It’s not something I expected (to be friends with the guy I’m competing with for time). I get excited when he plays

well and I know he gets he excited when I play well.” The rushing of Kackert and Jellison set up a connection from R.J. Toman to tight end Scott Sicko for the Wildcats next score: a 27yard pass over the middle, to finish off an eight play drive that began at UNH’s 25-yard line. That drive continued after fake punt pass on fourth-and-four, in which junior Ryan Glasgow completed it to senior tight end Kamal Mohamed for six yards. Sicko led all receivers with seven catches for 96 yards, while Toman connected on 11 of his 22 attempts, tossing a touchdown with one interception, all while rushing for 56 yards. “The O-line did a great job today,” Toman said. “They made our life a lot easier. I think as the season goes on, they’re getting better and better as a unit. It’s huge (to be able to run like this) because then they can’t send the house, plus you can hit them with play action like when we hit Scotty down the middle.” Senior Tom Manning missed his first field goal in his last 10 attempts, when he sent a 43-yarder wide right at the end of the half. Manning made up for the miss, drilling two field goals in the third quarter (from 30 yards and 23 yards, respectively) that served as the only points in the frame.

COURTESY PHOTO/UNH ATHLETICS Senior running back Chad Kackert (27) and junior Sean Jellison (24) have provided the offensive running spark for the Wildcats this season. Kackert recorded 176 yards and two touchdowns, while Jellison had 74 yards and a score on Saturday against Northeastern.

Kackert has career day against Huskies Ryan Hartley

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Senior running back Chad Kackert rushed for 176 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns while averaging 10.4 yards per carry on Saturday to lead the Wildcats past the Northeastern Huskies, 4821.

See FOOTBALL on page 18

The 176 yards were a careerhigh for Kackert, and the most he’s had since he rushed for 168 yards at Rhode Island last season. Along with his career day, Kackert passed Jim Quinn for eighth all-time on the UNH career rushing list. He was 10th all-time behind Curt Collins and Quinn going into Saturday’s contest.

While Kackert has certainly heated up as of late, especially after suffering a hamstring injury during a fall preseason practice, which required him to miss the first two games of the season, against St. Francis and Ball State. In his first game back at home against Dartmouth, he rushed for 71 yards and See KACKERT on page 18

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Wildcats return to winning form, beat Bears 5-0 Samer Kalaf

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MARC SMICK/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Freshman Bryanna Farris recorded her first goal in Sunday’s win over Maine. The Wildcats are 7-1-2 on the year, and return to the ice Friday at Boston University.

The UNH Wildcats and the Black Bears of Maine have always held an intense rivalry in all sports, but in women’s hockey, the series has been very one-sided. The Wildcats held a 30-1-3 lifetime record against the Black Bears going into Sunday, and this game turned out to be more of the same as UNH beat Maine, 5-0, at the Whittemore Center. There was no lack of offense from the Wildcats, as senior captain Kelly Paton had two goals and two assists, junior Raylen Dziengelewski had three assists, senior Micaela Long had a goal and two assists, and senior Kelly Cahill had a goal and assist. UNH was dominant in the first period, holding Maine to only three shots on goal, while UNH had 13. Cahill scored on a power play with the assist from freshman Kristine Horn and Dziengelewski. The Wild-

cats continued their solid defense in the second period, allowing only three more shots on goal, as they shot 19, and Paton scored her first goal off assists from Dziengelewski and freshman Kailey Chappell. It was Chappell’s first career assist. The Wildcats broke open the game in the third period, with Long netting a score, Paton scoring her second goal, and freshman Bryanna Farris scoring her first career goal. After the fifth goal, the Black Bears made a change in goalies from Candice Currier, who finished with 33 saves, to Brittany Ott. UNH head coach Brian McCloskey was impressed with the play of his team and their control of the game. “We moved the puck very well,” McCloskey said. “Kelly Paton and Micaela Long were all over the ice, man up, man down, 5-on-5. Paton, Long, and [Courtney] Birchard have set the tone for our team.”

McCloskey credits his team’s offensive burst in the third period to the fatigue of Maine. “We were moving the puck and made good decisions,” McCloskey said. “After playing two periods of defense, I think Maine lost their legs.” Paton thought that the stamina of the Wildcats served to be the deciding factor in the game. “Considering this was our second game this weekend, we had good energy,” Paton said. “Maine’s goalie played well, but we were able to get some pucks by her in the third period.” Junior Kayley Herman, who recorded her second shutout of the season, credited the defense for helping to make sure that the Black Bears did not get on the board. “The defense played really solid for me,” Herman said. “We as a team got it together.” The Wildcats’ next game is Friday at Boston University at 7 p.m.

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