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The Knot Irish Pub in downtown Durham will not be closing its doors this December, despite rumors otherwise.

The UNH football team will travel to Bozeman, Mont., to take on Montana St. in the second round of the FCS tournament.

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Huddleston, Dean discuss Occupy Wall Street in forum

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UNH drops from No. 1 to No. 19 in new ‘druggiest college’ rankings

SHIPPING UP TO BOZEMAN

By SUSAN DOUCET STAFF WRITER

By NICK B. REID STAFF WRITER

It wasn’t like Zuccotti Park or many Occupy Wall Street gatherings around the country. There was no chanting, no signage and no polarizing “Us vs. Them” mentality. No arrests were made and no one derisively called out against the system. In fact, the system was there and cooperating in the Huddleston Ballroom on Wednesday night as university President Mark Huddleston invited UNH in a campuswide email. The first of four speakers, Huddleston addressed the audience of about 100 briefly and without notes, relating the laments of some Occupy protestors to those of the underfunded university. Remembering a colleague of his who once attended the College of the Holy Cross for one-eighth of the

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Linebacker Jay Colbert (55) and the rest of the UNH football team board the bus Thursday night on their way to face Montana St. in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Preview on page 20.

Study shows link between early classes, higher grades By CONNOR CLERKIN STAFF WRITER

A recent study at St. Lawrence University has shown a correlation between higher grades and earlier classes. Two psychology professors, Serge Onyper and Pamela Thacher, surveyed 253 college students and had them record their sleep patterns

for a week as well as complete various cognitive tests and questionnaires regarding sleep, class times, alcohol consumption, and general mood. Even the professors that performed the study said they were surprised by the results. “Prior to this study, I advocated having classes start later in the morning, so that students could get more sleep. But now I would say that 8 a.m. classes are probably, for some students,

going to be a much better choice,” Thacher said in a press release. The results seem to be tied to something other than just the amount of sleep the students got the night before. The two professors found that students who had later classes did get more sleep, as expected, but also were more likely to

One year after being voted the “druggiest college” in the country by The Daily Beast, the University of New Hampshire dropped 18 spots in the same ranking to become the No. 19 “druggiest college” by the same website. The Daily Beast bases its rankings off of three data points: the “drug scenes” grade listed on College Prowler, a student-rating database; on-campus arrests for drug violations at each college; and each campus’s surrounding environment, using data from the 2008-2009 U.S. Department of Human Services National Survey on Drug Abuse. Last year, Durham Police and UNH discounted the survey because of its three data points. UNH enforces a zero tolerance policy, meaning people can be arrested for possessing a small amount of drugs, while other schools and areas will give citations for the same possession. The survey was released Thursday afternoon.Executive director of public safety, Paul Dean addressed this year’s ranking. “The University works hard to address illicit campus drug use through a measured approach of education, enforcement, and prevention,” Dean said. “It is encouraging to see that our collective efforts are recognized.” According to its website, The Daily Beast is a site “dedicated to breaking news and sharp commen-

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Two Door Cinema Club provides lively Tuesday night

Irish indie trio entertains around 1,000 at Field House By SAMANTHA PEARSON ARTS EDITOR

On Tues., Nov. 29, Irish indie trio Two Door Cinema Club took over the Field House in the first official SCOPE show of the year. The band played for about an hour, providing a dance party for an audience of just over 1,000 people. Among the first people in line for the show were exchange students Corelli Van Hulten, Sophie Van Poele and William Corniquet. The three stood in line for nearly two hours with several friends, waiting for the doors to open for the show. All three

said they were looking forward to the show for a number of reasons. Two Door Cinema Club has a large following in Western Europe, and their single “I Can Talk” was a big hit there this summer. Van Hulten said she was excited to relive memories of the summer and that she wanted to dance, since most bars and clubs in the U.S. are for adults who are 21 and older. “This is the first dance party I’m going to,” Van Hulten said. Corniquet said that he was looking forward

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TDCC guitarist Sam Halliday plays during Tuesday night’s concert.


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Contents

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Proposed firearms bill

Evergreen Fair

6 UNH students weigh in on a proposed bill in the N.H. House of Representatives that would allow firearms on college campuses.

Hammock Club

9 HandCrafted and local art is on display all this weekend in Durham, with a particular focus on booths in the MUB.

Men’s hockey anticipates series

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12 The new UNH Hammock Club, which promotes relaxation, has been gaining new members since the beginning of this year.

Men’s basketball beats Dartmouth

Contact Us: The New Hampshire 156 Memorial Union Building Durham, NH 03824 Phone: 603-862-4076 www.tnhonline.com Executive Editor Chad Graff tnh.editor@unh.edu

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• Poinsettia Trials Open House, UNH Macfarlane Greenhouses, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Maple Movements Gourmet Dinner, Stillings Hall, 5 p.m. 10 p.m.

Men’s hockey will face off in a two-game series vs. Umass-Lowell. The game Friday will be held at the Tsongas Arena, and UNH will host Saturday’s contest at the Whittemore Center Arena.

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The Wildcats pulled off a narrow win over intrastate rival Dartmouth, 53-50, on Wednesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.

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 Chad Graff by phone at 603-862-4076 or by email at tnh. editor@unh.edu.

The next issue of The New Hampshire will be on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This week in Durham Dec. 3 Dec. 4

• Wilderness First Aid Course, Hamel Recreation Center Classroom, 8 a.m. • Women’s Basketball vs. Holy Cross, Lundholm Gymnasium, 2p.m.

• Gymnastics “Blue vs. White” Meet, Lundholm Gymnasium, 1 p.m. • “Spoon River Anthology,” Hennessy Theatre, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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• Meditative Karate, MUB Wildcat Den, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. • UNH Concert Choir, Johnson Theatre, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. • Getting Started @ UNH, MUB - Room 302, 8:30 a.m.


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continued from page 1 cost of his father’s professor salary, Huddleston compared that to today’s forty percent ratio, an example of the obstacles presented by the increasing gap between the extremely wealthy and the rest. The police were there, too, represented by Paul Dean, UNH’s executive director of public safety. He left his badge at home in favor of a suit and reassured protestors that they don’t need to view the department as an enemy. In the wake of the now infamous pepper spraying incidents at the University of California, Davis, and elsewhere, he said he has personally overseen retraining of his officers in the department’s policies and unacceptable uses of force and pepper spray in non-violent situations. In a movement characterized by freedom of speech and open opportunity for anyone to express their ideas, there have been relatively few examples of the system using its voice. UNH seemed interested in altering that, while also providing a peaceful and organized forum where every person in the audience had ample opportunity to weigh in. After Alex Freid, a junior political science major and member of the Peace and Justice League, and professor Nick Smith both brought up some basic questions the movement is wrestling with, the audience turned to the stage, with each of the 13 tables of about seven attendees and a facilitator engaging in its own private discussion based on those questions. Freid spoke quickly and passionately about a few of the usual tenets of the movement, depicting the increasing gap between high CEO salaries and the stagnation of workforce pay. He expressed the need to “remove money from politics.” “I don’t believe we can call this democracy when your dollar counts more than my vote,” Freid said. He reminded critics of the movement – although few, if any, showed up – that democracy isn’t an easy process, and commended the university for organizing the event. “For UNH to take this preemptive step is unprecedented and – in my opinion – deserves praise,” Freid said. Professor Smith distributed handouts that had nine questions designed to foster meaningful small group discussions, which spanned

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continued from page 1 go out on a weeknight. They suspect that the reason for their result is that those students who are going out are consuming alcohol in greater quantities before sleeping, which has been known to reduce sleep quality. On the other hand, students with earlier classes are less likely to go out on weeknights. Their sleep, though perhaps less in quantity, is better in quality. Thacher suspects that the class times make a large impact on what students choose do to

the majority of the 7- 9 p.m. event. The questions were diverse and wide-ranging, so that each group could individually decide what was most important. After much discussion, groups attempted to condense their ideas into short “This we believe” statements that were presented by one member of each group at the front of the ballroom. Ideas were diverse and didn’t always fit into the designed formula, but representatives pointed to the relatively small number of people in attendance and the need to combat apathy toward government, the importance of remaining non-violent and constructive in protest, the economic injustice between the haves and the have-nots, and the corporate influence on politics, among many other things. “Most people that I have spoken with (a total of five) seemed to get something out of it ... either a new understanding of the movement, common ground around some basic principles of humanity, or recognition of the challenges that face society and the need to engage people in thoughtful dialogue rather than diatribe,” wrote Charlie French, a facilitator for the event and community and economic development specialist for UNH, in an email. Where the movement goes from here remains to be seen, but it seems that UNH has provided a solid basis for the continuation of peaceful and pointed protest. The Occupy UNH/Occupy Durham group that has met on Thompson Hall lawn on Thursdays at 12:40 p.m. continued its presence on Thursday with about 20 participants ranging from retired Durham residents to campus employees. It is in preliminary stages, mainly focusing on organizing and spreading knowledge about the local movement. The group has a Facebook page and is in the process of setting up a website at occupyunhdurham. com, where it hopes to establish its permanent online residence. At the meeting, attendees voted to next meet in the Memorial Union Building on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. “[As] a community development scholar and practitioner, I recognize that there is a wide gulf between dialogue and collective action,” French continued. “Collective action has to start with discussion. So the question is, how can some of the issues and principles brought up [Wednesday] night be converted into change on the ground? … My hope is that a new cadre of young leaders on many fronts will emerge to convert the principles of the leaderless movement into action.” at night. “Those who elect earlier classes may be more motivated to find ways to offset the early start time by making healthier choices about their daily living,” Thacher said in the press release. These students have been demonstrated to earn roughly a .02 lower grade for every hour later that a class is. This might not seem like much, but with four classes each, three hours earlier in the day, this amounts to a .24 difference in overall GPA for the semester. Class times however, may only be part of the picture, with a part of the grade difference depending

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continued from page 1 tary.” “These types of lists are good only for passing amusement, ” Anne Lawing, dean of students, said in an email. “They are neither reliable or credible for UNH or any campus. ” “We have always done our best to educate students about drugs (of which alcohol is the one that is most used) and provide high quality law enforcement,” Lawing said. “We

Friday, December 2, 2011 will continue our efforts.” Last year at UNH, 29.21 percent of 18-25 year olds had used illicit drugs in the past month, while in the past year 41.54 percent used marijuana and 7.23 percent used cocaine, according to The Daily Beast’s statistics. This year’s ranking indicates that 30.32 percent of 18-25-year-olds statewide use drugs on a regular basis, but does not separate the drugs into separate surveys, as it did last year. Arrest records do not appear to be decreasing, however. The Daily Beast’s data from last year’s records

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106 on-campus arrests for drug law violations, while 129 on-campus drug arrests are listed for this year’s ranking. Another New Hampshire college is listed high on the list. Dartmouth College of the Ivy League, located in Hanover, N.H., is ranked as the third “druggiest college.” Dartmouth College was not ranked on last year’s list. Rounding out the top three colleges are the University of ColoradoBoulder, in first place, rising from fifth place last year, and Denison University, rising from 37th place.

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continued from page 1 to seeing Two Door Cinema Club headline for the first time. He said he saw them open for the popular French band Phoenix in Dijon, France, and was impressed by their performance. Though doors for the show were supposed to open at 7 p.m., there was a 40-minute delay due to a late sound check for the opening band, Rubblebucket. Despite the late opening, the show – meant to start at 8 p.m. – started just a few minutes late. Rubblebucket, a jam band based mostly out of New York, was chosen by SCOPE to open the show. According to Matt Philbrick, SCOPE’s production director, the band has a number of interesting elements that bring its performances to life. Rubblebucket features a female vocalist who also plays the baritone saxophone, a brass section featuring trumpet and trombone, and a myriad of percussion instruments that offer a unique sound. “They were playing shows at the Stone Church last year,” Philbrick said. “Now they’re doing shows at the House of Blues. It’s pretty cool. They’ve come a long way.” Rubblebucket played for about 45 minutes Tuesday night, and slowly but surely began to pump up the crowd before Two Door Cinema Club took the stage. “We’re hoping we can get you guys really hot and bothered and sweaty,” said Kalmia Traver, lead singer. Later, she added, “I don’t really see you guys movin’. I know it’s a Tuesday, but what is a Tuesday, really?” By the time Two Door Cinema Club took the stage, just before 9:30 p.m., the crowd was noticeably

more excited. The band played a wide mix of songs, including older material, current material from its record Tourist History, and new material. Lead vocalist Alex Trimble noted on several occasions that the Field House was the first venue the band had played in two months. They have been working on material for a new record, he said, and are going into the studio in January 2012 to begin recording. “It feels so good to be playing a live rock show,” Trimble said. “It’s been so long.” Bassist Kevin Baird said that the Field House show was unique for another reason, as well. “We’ve never played in a basketball court before,” he said. The crowd danced and bounced around through the entirety of the Two Door Cinema Club set, responding to new songs with hand claps and excited shouts that were rivaled only by more familiar songs. When the band closed

its three-song encore and the show with “I Can Talk,” nearly everyone in the Field House was on their feet and singing along. Jason Marcil, SCOPE’s publicity director, said the show was a success in spite of low ticket sales. “We’ve gotten positive feedback from people that attended the show and we didn’t have any problems during the show that were out of the ordinary,” Marcil said. While acknowledging the many angry responses SCOPE received from the student body when the organization announced this show just over a month ago, Marcil said that SCOPE aims to please students who are fans of many genres. “Our mission is to hit as many popular genres as possible because students have different tastes in music. That being said, we can’t please everyone with every show that we bring. If there is at least one show per year that a student is interested in going to then we are succeeding in our mission,” Marcil said.

on personal preference, as could be expected. Freshman Kathryn Tirrell said that her grades are better in her later classes contrary to the study. Two seniors, Kelsey Metcalf and Adam Palkin, both agreed saying that they think they do better in later classes. They also added that they prefer classes in the late morning, around 10 for Metcalf and 11 for Palkin, though interestingly they are also more likely to attend later classes. “The only reason to skip is sleeping,” Palkin said. Mike Sudak, a graduate student, believes that his grades have been fairly equal for both early and late classes, with time not

playing a significant factor. He said that there does seem to be an energy lag around 2 p.m. Contrary to Palkin and Metcalf, he said that he is probably more likely to skip a later class. Responses by a fifth student who prefers to remain unnamed agreed with this. The student said she is far more likely to skip a later class than an earlier one. The issue extends to other schools as well. Valerie Zhao, a freshman at Dartmouth College in Hanover N.H., said that she feels she does better in earlier classes, and intentionally signs up for classes that fall earlier in the day. She added that she is definitely more

likely to skip a later class. The next question, then, is do professors notice this difference in student performance? Teacher assistant Josh Bunker-Worley said that in his experience students are less likely to attend earlier classes and also perform less well in them. He also believes students intentionally sign up for later classes. Susan Curry of the classics department has not seen a difference in attendance based on class time. “I have noticed that some students have had a harder time concentrating early in the day, but others thrive at an earlier time, so it seems an individual thing,” Curry said.

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Two Door Cinema Club and lead singer Alex Trimble put on an energetic hour-long show at the Field House on Tuesday night.


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NH House rejects Lynch’s proposal to turn The Knot will remain open more school-aid control over to lawmakers By KERRY FELTNER Staff Writer

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CONCORD, N.H. - Showing again the difficulty in finding compromise on school funding, the House on Wednesday rejected Gov. John Lynch’s proposed constitutional change to give lawmakers more control over school aid and moved the fight to the Senate. The House voted 264-114 against adopting Lynch’s proposal and later killed it. Republican House Speaker William O’Brien scheduled the vote Wednesday rather than consider the proposal when the House reconvenes in January. A House-passed amendment awaits a vote in the Senate. Democrats said that didn’t give the public enough time to digest the idea and fought against voting on the proposal. They also called the vote a political stunt, since it was held the week after Thanksgiving. “Amending our constitution is serious work, and I would have expected this amendment to go through the normal hearing process, with an opportunity for careful review and public input. Unfortunately, this was not the case,” Lynch said after the vote. He said he is willing to work with “anyone who shares the goal of passing an amendment that strengthens education in New Hampshire.” The House and Senate had each passed proposed amendments, but until Wednesday’s House vote, each had postponed final votes on the other chamber’s measure. In killing Lynch’s amendment, the House also killed the Senate’s proposal. Both legislative proposals would give more control to lawmakers than Lynch proposed doing. The House amendment, authored by O’Brien, would give the state full discretion to decide how much, if anything to pay for aid. The Senate will vote on it next year and could amend it to include Lynch’s proposal, its proposal that the House killed or something new. “The Senate continues to search for a solution to this longstanding problem concerning education funding. We hope the House remains committed to a compromise that will get enough votes to pass both houses and ultimately be approved by the voters in November,” Senate President Peter Bragdon said in a statement. House Republican Leader D.J.

Bettencourt of Salem argued the vote was to get a sense of the where the House stood on the amendment so Republican House and Senate leaders could continue negotiating with the Democratic governor. But state Rep. Gary Richardson, D-Hopkinton, didn’t buy it and countered that the House action was “for purely political reasons.” Some supported Lynch’s proposal as a good compromise. Others said Lynch’s proposal would give the courts too much say.

“The Senate continues to search for a solution to this longstanding problem concerning education funding.”

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State Rep. Gregory Sorg, REaston, said the amendment would do little to change things. Lynch’s amendment stated that the Legislature shall have the authority and responsibility to define reasonable school education standards, hold them accountable for meeting the standards and mitigate local disparities in their financial ability to provide an adequate education. It also would give lawmakers full discretion to determine aid amounts and its distribution. The House and Senate passed different proposed amendments. Both legislative measures would give more control to lawmakers than Lynch proposed doing. The House amendment, authored by O’Brien, would give the state full discretion to decide how much, if anything to pay for aid. Lynch’s amendment was expected to fail, but the vote shows the difficulty lawmakers have had in changing the constitution since the state Supreme Court issued its landmark school funding rulings. Republicans don’t need Lynch to pass an amendment. They have a 294-104 margin over Democrats in the House, where they need 239 votes for passage, and a 19-5 edge in the Senate, where 15 votes are necessary. But O’Brien and Bragdon believe they need the popular Democrat’s support to win voter

approval at the ballot box. If an amendment is placed on the ballot, two-thirds of voters would need to pass it for the change to take effect. The state Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in 1997 requiring New Hampshire to provide all public school children with an adequate education. After that ruling, the state began providing a base amount per pupil to all communities, funded by state taxes and a new state property tax. New Hampshire lawmakers have tried and failed dozens of times over the years to nullify the ruling. The Supreme Court’s rulings require the state to pay the full cost of an adequate education, which means every community gets some aid. The rulings do not prohibit the state from sending additional aid to communities, but Lynch and other critics say the state has little extra money to spare after complying with the court mandate to pay for adequacy. Lynch said his amendment would allow the state to target more aid while maintaining court review if the state fails to reasonably meet its responsibilities.

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NH students’ ornaments featured at White House glass-like artwork of the Old Man of the Mountain, covered bridges, native wildlife, winter activities and other images they felt best represented New Hampshire. One of the ornaments will be displayed at the White House Visitor Christmas tree. The others will be hung from New Hampshire’s tree as part of the National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in Washington.

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NH Briefs CONCORD, N.H. - Ornaments made by students at a New Hampshire elementary and middle school are being featured on Christmas trees at the White House. Artist Kristine Lane and students from Andover Elementary/ Middle School spent two days making the ornaments. Students used colored tissue paper mounted on clear acetate to create stained

Circulating around campus recently are rumors of one of Durham’s mainstays, The Knot, closing this December. These rumors are just that: rumors. “We are not going anywhere,” said Ryan Wambolt, owner of The Knot. “There have been interested buyers, but nothing is official.” The Knot is an Irish pub that offers drinks and food to local clientele. It is open seven days a

week, and there is live music two to three times a week. The rumors began after a summer inquiry into buying the establishment. However, after six years in Durham, The Knot is staying put for now. Despite the number of interested buyers, the owner sees none worth pursuing seriously at this time. “Maybe one day when the price is right,” Wambolt said. “We are not on the market. It was just a rumor.”

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NH to vote on bill to allow firearms on college campuses By BRIAN WARD Contributing Writer

The N.H. House of Representatives will vote on a new bill in January that, if passed, will allow firearms to be carried on college campuses. Currently, the majority of the N.H. House is in support of bill HB0334, which, if put into effect, would give the state sole authority over gun regulations, meaning that universities in the state would no longer have the power to ban firearms from their campuses. The new bill would mean that guns would be allowed anywhere on campus, including dorms and classrooms. Similar bills have been put into effect in other states, including Utah, Colorado, Virginia, and Michigan, with other states legislations considering passing similar bills this year. The UNH administration recently emailed the members of the N.H. House, asking for an exemption from the bill. Mark Proulx was one of the representatives to reply back to the university with a refusal.

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While not one of the bill’s sponsors, Proulx has since been identified with the bill in the media.

I can see how others might feel more safe carrying a gun. I can also see how others might feel less safe with others carrying a gun.”

Nichole Mitchell Sophomore

“I believe everyone has the right to protect themselves and their Second Amendment rights; why should your Second Amendment rights change depending on where you are?” Proulx said. Proulx went on to say that he was not advocating that college students should carry guns. He said that

allowing guns on campuses would make them safer places. “If no law-abiding citizen can have a gun in an area, then anyone looking to do harm will go there to make a name for themselves,” Proulx said. A person must be at least 18 to buy a rifle or shotgun in New Hampshire, and 21 to buy a handgun or obtain a concealed weapons permit. Proulx explained how people who have been taught about firearms and carry them for protection know about responsibility and would retain that level of responsibility if allowed to carry on campuses. One sophomore and a selfproclaimed Second Amendment fan, Brent Bosley, said that because of his sense of responsibility, he wouldn’t bring his gun on campus if the bill were passed. “I would be worried if someone stole it and used it, it’d be my responsibility,” Bosley said. Bosley went on to say that he felt bringing his gun on campus is unnecessary, and that the cops can

handle whatever incidents would require a gun. “I can go home and shoot whenever I want; I don’t feel anyone here poses a threat to me,” Bosley said. “I can see how others might feel more safe carrying a gun. I can also see how others might feel less safe with others carrying a gun,” Nichole Mitchell, a sophomore from Lebanon, N.H., said. Mitchell said that removing the ban would be more convenient for students who hunt by allowing them to keep their guns in their rooms. She went on to say that at a heavy party school like UNH, there would be a risk of a student under the influence getting his or her hands on a gun. Mitchell said that she doesn’t think that the university’s ban on firearms is a violation of students’ Second Amendment rights. “You sign up to go to UNH. You sign up to follow the university’s rules, don’t have to come here. Not for or against, just my interpretation,” Mitchell said.

NH House kills so-called right-to-work bill By NORMA LOVE Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire’s union workers cheered Wednesday after the House decided to support Gov. John Lynch’s veto of legislation that would have limited their ability to collect dues, ending months of maneuvering by Re-

publican Speaker William O’Brien to revive the measure. The House voted 240-139 Wednesday to sustain the Democratic governor’s veto of a bill that barred unions from collecting a share of costs from non-members, killing the bill. Currently, unions and businesses must negotiate whether to require the fees as part of a collective bargaining agreement. Cheers erupted from the gallery from union workers who attended session after session to urge the bill’s defeat since Lynch vetoed the so-called right-to-work bill in May. Both sides had rallied before the vote, with supporters wearing lime green T-shirts emblazoned with the word “Yes!!!” and opponents wearing red T-shirts with “RTW” and a line through it to represent their opposition to right-towork laws. O’Brien had been working to get enough votes to override the veto but fell 12 votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill to the Senate, where it was expected to pass. Each side accused the other of using bullying and intimidation tactics. Opponents criticized it as an attack on unions and their efforts to protect the middle class through fair wages and benefits. Lynch said repeatedly that the bill interfered with private businesses and their employees’ negotiations over contracts. “Union members aren’t thugs. They’re police officers. They’re firefighters,” said Democratic Rep. Jeff Goley, a firefighter from Manchester. “What will right-to-work do here in New Hampshire? Rightto-work will lower wages and lower benefits, not create jobs.” Supporters argued passing the bill would simply make labor unions more accountable to workers since workers no longer could be forced to pay dues or a fee to keep their jobs. O’Brien had argued it would make New Hampshire

more attractive to companies wishing to move or expand in the state. Speakers on both sides of the debate estimated that 9 percent of New Hampshire workers belong to unions. John Kolb, executive director of New England Citizens for Right to Work, estimated 68,000 New Hampshire workers are in unions. In October, 704,770 residents were employed, according to the state. “Let those who wish to associate with unions to freely do so, but let’s also show compassion for those who choose not to associate with unions. Let them be free to choose an alternative action without being required to pay to keep their jobs,” said state Rep. Gary Daniels, R-Milford. The two sides had struggled to keep a handful of key votes in line since Lynch vetoed the bill. O’Brien first called for a vote soon after the veto, then backed off when it was clear he did not have the two-thirds needed to override it. O’Brien’s refusal to call for a vote despite requests from opponents forced union groups to return session after session to shore up support for killing the bill. Union leaders complained that O’Brien was not being fair to the public or them by not scheduling a vote and sticking to it. O’Brien said he would call for the vote when he was ready. Some Republican presidential candidates weighed in, facing questions from voters on their positions. Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for the bill’s passage Wednesday during remarks to the House before the vote. After the vote, O’Brien blamed Lynch for blocking “efforts to bring worker freedom to New Hampshire.” “As a result of his efforts, employees across the state will still be forced to pay into unions that they may oppose,” he said in a statement. Lynch said in a statement that he was pleased with the vote.

NH Briefs NH Fire Marshal concerned about Academy fieldhouse PLAINFIELD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s office says it’s concerned about the concrete foundation and footings for a fieldhouse under construction at Kimball Union Academy. The academy had suspended work on the 40,000-square-foot structure on Nov. 17 amid safety concerns. The Valley News reports the supervisor of the State Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Building Safety and Construction was called in by an OSHA investigator. OSHA was responding to a complaint by a steel erector who had been fired by the general contractor, James DePaul of JDE Inc. The town of Plainfield also called. State Fire Marshal William Degnan raised the possibility that the frame, which includes nine heavy steel trusses hoisted into place by crane, may have to be taken down. A phone message left for DePaul was not returned.

Former Vt. Gov. Dean to speak at NH event KEENE, N.H. - Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is a featured guest at an event being held by two New Hampshire nonprofits to honor community volunteers. Working Families Win New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance are teaming up for the awards event on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Stonewall Farm in Keene. Volunteers involved in the movement for improving the economy of the Monadnock Region are being honored. Working Families Win is based in Keene and engages lowand moderate-income people and businesses to self-advocate for policies and programs that improve overall health and economic security of working families. New Hampshire Citizens Alliance works on policies that support health care, civil rights, immigrants’ and workers’ rights, and other topics.

Bullet nearly hits woman’s head at home SEABROOK, N.H. - Police say a bullet from a gun that may have been fired from an underage drinking party nearly struck the head of a woman who was in bed in Seabrook, N.H. Curtis Slayton said he and his wife, April were asleep Saturday night. They were awakened by the sound of gunshots and found a bullet hole in the bedroom. Curtis Slayton told the Portsmouth Herald the bullet missed his wife’s head by eight inches. Police found it inside the bedroom. Send your org’s anouncements to

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Honored ex-Colo. sheriff faces meth-for-sex charge By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A former Colorado lawman with a record so distinguished he was once honored as the nation’s sheriff of the year now finds himself in a jail that was named for him, accused of offering methamphetamine in exchange for sex from a male acquaintance. Patrick Sullivan, 68 - handcuffed, dressed in an orange jail uniform and walking with a cane - watched Wednesday as a judge raised his bail amount to a halfmillion dollars and sent him to the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility. The current sheriff, Grayson Robinson, who worked as undersheriff for Sullivan from 1997 until he took over the job in 2002, said the department was shocked and saddened at his arrest. Robinson said the case is still under investigation, including where and how Sullivan might have gotten the drugs. He declined to say if authorities suspect Sullivan of using drugs, or if others might be charged. Robinson told the Denver Post a search of Sullivan’s home led to the discovery of a large amount of “adult homosexual pornography,” which is not illegal. The Post reported court documents in several other cases show that Sullivan in recent months had been associating with young

men fighting an addiction to meth. When the former sheriff was questioned about it, he said he was working in a state drug-treatment program. Sullivan later told detectives he was on a meth drug task force and helps recovering addicts get clean, according to another report. The Colorado attorney general’s office said there was no record of Sullivan working on a meth task force. Sullivan’s arrest has many in suburban Denver’s Arapahoe County where he held sway for nearly two decades wondering what happened to the tough-asnails lawman they once knew - a law officer known for his heroism in saving two deputies and for his concern about teenage drug use. “This isn’t the Pat I know,” said Peg Ackerman, a lobbyist for the County Sheriffs of Colorado who often worked with him on legislation. She said he was concerned about drug use in schools and was a chief of security at a school district. At the brief hearing, Judge William Sylvester told Sullivan not to contact anyone involved in the case. Sullivan’s attorney, Kevin McGreevy, did not return calls seeking comment. Sullivan came to the attention of law enforcement after an Oct. 4 call to authorities from a home in Centennial, according to an arrest affidavit. The deputy who respond-

ed had worked for Sullivan and knew who he was. After investigating further, the deputy learned from two confidential informants that Sullivan was dealing meth but would sell it only if they had sex with him, the document stated. He was arrested after police set up a sting at a home. Deputies found that Sullivan had handed someone a bag of meth and had another bag on him when he was searched, according to the affidavit. Both bags weighed less than a gram. Sullivan served as sheriff from 1984 until his retirement in 2002. In 2002, then-U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo praised him on his retirement, citing Sullivan for promoting homeland security and for being named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association. In 1989, Sullivan was hailed as a hero. During a gunman’s rampage, he rescued two deputies after crashing his truck through a fence and protecting them while they were loaded into the vehicle. While those who know Sullivan were puzzled by the news, some said they weren’t surprised that a person of his stature could get involved. They said meth users will do almost anything to feed their habit and often hurt others in the process. “This drug knows no economic, social, professional or occupational boundaries,” said state Rep. Ken Summers, who served on a legislative meth task force.

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Romney to air Iowa ad, signaling play for caucuses By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa Shifting his Iowa campaign into a more aggressive final phase, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is launching his first TV ads in the state with a spot in which he declares, “I’ve learned something about how it is that economies grow.” “The right answer for America is to stop the growth of the federal government and to start the growth of the private sector,” Romney says in the 30-second spot set to run Friday. The former Massachusetts governor’s decision to start spending money on paid advertising in Iowa five weeks before the Jan. 3 caucuses signals a belief that he

can fare well in Iowa even though the state tripped up his 2008 bid. The move comes as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has emerged as the chief GOP challenger to Romney nationally and in Iowa. In the spot, which is also set to run in New Hampshire, Romney emphasizes his private-sector experience and casts himself as a can-do candidate on voters’ top issue, the economy. “We’re not going to balance the budget just by pretending that all they have to do is take out the waste,” he says in the ad, which was provided to The Associated Press. “We’re going to have to cut spending. And I’m in favor of cutting spending, capping federal spending as a percentage of GDP at 20 percent or less, and having a

balanced budget amendment.” The ad underscores Romney’s late fall ramp-up in Iowa, which he has visited more frequently in recent weeks after traveling to the state only twice in the first eight months of the year. He kept a lower profile this year in Iowa than four years ago, in part to control expectations. While advisers say Romney’s increasing Iowa presence is part of a long-planned effort to surge heading into the must-win New Hampshire primary, the ad and a more aggressive December campaign schedule in Iowa come as the race for the caucuses has remained fluid. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain have all risen to join Romney as an

Iowa favorite, but they have been unable to sustain the support. In recent weeks, Gingrich has seen a burst of momentum, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s support has also risen. Romney’s Iowa ad is similar in tone as the second ad he released in New Hampshire, a positive spot also highlighting his budget plan. The ads differ sharply from Romney’s first New Hampshire ad, which took a quote from Democratic President Barack Obama out of context, prompting sharp criticism from Democrats. “In the closing weeks before the caucuses, we will continue to make the case that Mitt Romney is the best candidate to beat Barack Obama,” Romney’s senior Iowa consultant David Kochel said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Bachmann, from Waterloo to White House contender By ADAM GELLER Associated Press

ON THE ROAD TO ESTHERVILLE, Iowa - The cornfields edging two-lane Iowa Highway 9 fade to a sunbaked blur as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s blueand-white campaign coach rolls on, bound for a “town hall” meeting with voters in the basement of a public library 25 minutes down the road. Inside the bus - which four years ago was chartered by John McCain and whose odometer now has 460,000 miles to show for it the candidate folds her feet underneath her on a blue velour bench, answering questions with variations of the sound bites she’s repeated for months across this critical first-to-vote state. She pauses just once for a query that seems to catch her by surprise: What’s the public’s biggest misconception about her? “Oh, that’s a good question,” she says, the brassiness in her voice softening as she looks to a pair of campaign aides. “One thing people will say to me at these town hall conventions ... they’ll say ‘the media doesn’t tell the story of who you are. They make you two-dimensional, a caricature.’” Bachmann has a point. The choreographed repetition of modern presidential campaigns can turn the most personable candidate into an endless loop of talking points. But any close observer of Bachmann’s political career would be hard-pressed to dismiss her as two-dimensional. At a time when voters accuse politicians of being difficult to pin down on issues, Bachmann proudly draws herself with hard lines and sharp edges. First in Minnesota and later in Washington, Bachmann has alienated some members of her own party nearly as much as Democrats. On this trip through a conservative corner Bachmann must win to resuscitate her candidacy in Iowa’s January caucus, she has another chance to make her case and offer voters a window into a political life that, now clouded by time and rhetoric, remains a singu-

lar story. Bachmann calls herself an accidental politician. But both supporters and critics say that’s selling her short. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from St. Paul’s exurbs whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism.

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the IRS because my background is I’m a federal tax litigation attorney. So, yes, I have called them. I’ve called them and been rerouted 19 times.”

Michele Bachmann Presidential candidate

Bachmann’s family left Iowa when she was 12 and her father, an engineer, took a job in Minnesota. Her parents divorced two years later. Bachmann’s father moved to California. Her mother found work as a store clerk and bank teller, but money was tight. The family managed by rigorously watching spending and relying on the generosity of relatives, says Bachmann’s brother, Paul Amble, a Connecticut psychiatrist six years her junior. “I just remember taking trips down to Iowa where my grandmother lived and we’d come back with huge Tupperware things full of food,” Amble says. The family attended a Lutheran church. But Bachmann says her life was transformed at 16 by a religious awakening. In a speech this

year at Liberty University, Bachmann recalled entering church one night with three friends after mistakenly hearing there was a party inside. “When we got up to the front of the church, all of us under the power of the Holy Spirit, were called to our knees and we knelt in front of the altar and we started in prayer and the Holy Spirit convicted me and touched my heart and that of my three friends and one thing that I understood at that moment is that I didn’t know Jesus,” she said. In college, Bachmann met husband Marcus (in a vision, God told her to marry him, she says). After law school, the Bachmanns returned to Minnesota, eventually settling in Stillwater, whose historic downtown along the St. Croix River is a popular shopping and dining destination. Marcus opened a Christian mental health counseling practice nearby. Michele Bachmann tells audiences she began working as a “tax litigation attorney.” But the outspoken critic of big government avoids talking about the specifics of her job as an Internal Revenue Service lawyer pursuing people who did not pay their taxes. The couple sent their five children to a private Christian school. But over the years their colonial became home to 23 foster children who attended public schools. Bachmann says she became dismayed by one girl’s high school math assignment to color a poster. In 1993, Bachmann joined a group starting one of Minnesota’s first publicly funded charter schools. But it immediately became the center of controversy, with some parents and teachers complaining founders were trying to incorporate religious teachings. Bob Beltrame, a member of the school’s parental advisory board, says teachers complained that Bachmann and another school board member were sitting in on classes and questioning them about their methods. He recalls a phone conversation with Bachmann that fall discussing the school’s approach. “I remember one thing she said. I’ll never forget it. She said,

‘You know, if you really read the scientific literature you’ll find that today there’s a lot more evidence of creationism than there is the theory of evolution,’” Beltrame says. The controversy peaked that December, when the school’s CEO and board members including Bachmann resigned. But her interest in education and policy was far from over. Icicle lights twinkle from the ceiling of the Rock Rapids Community Center when Bachmann steps before about 60 people on a Friday afternoon, betraying the Rotary Room’s usual function as a rental wedding hall. On the way to the podium, she works her way diligently around the room, always smiling and spending a few seconds with each person, being sure to ask their names and to make contact with her deep aquamarine eyes. “Hi, I’m Michele,” she sometimes offers. “A couple of Lyon County facts for you,” says Cody Hoefert, a chiropractor and chairman of the local Republican party, in his introduction of the candidate. In 2004, the county gave George W. Bush the third largest margin of victory of any in Iowa, he tells Bachmann. What’s more, Rep. Steve King - generally considered one of the most conservative members of Congress - gets 80 percent of Lyon’s vote. “Oh, man,” Bachmann replies. The diminutive politician beams up at Hoefert, more than a foot taller. “This is it! This is the center of the universe.” Bachmann assures the audience that together they will take their country back. “This will be a miracle from God for us to be able to repeal Obamacare,” she says, inviting questions. The last comes from Hoefert, who asks if Bachmann understands what it’s like to spend hours on the phone trying to get an answer from federal tax officials. “Yes, I have called the IRS because my background is I’m a federal tax litigation attorney,” replies Bachmann, not mentioning that she worked for the very agency being criticized. “So, yes, I have called them. I’ve called them and been rerouted 19 times.”

“Going on television is just another tool in getting Mitt Romney’s message out that Barack Obama has failed as a president, and that he is the best choice to grow the economy, cut spending and create jobs.” In addition to accepting invitations to Iowa’s Dec. 10 and 15 debates, Romney also dispatched his son Josh to Iowa and is sending New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to campaign in the state next week. While a segment of Iowa’s influential social conservatives grew wary of Romney’s changed positions on social issues four years ago, he has quietly reached out this time to business and fiscal conservatives, forming coalitions with chambers of commerce members and the state’s booming agribusiness community.

NH Briefs Nearly $1.8M given to ocean research effort RYE, N.H. - A nonprofit that manages a network of buoys that provides real-time ocean weather data from Long Island to Nova Scotia has received nearly $1.8 million in federal funds. The money is going to researchers that make up the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems. It comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Recipients are the University of Maine Physical Oceanography Group; the Gulf of Maine Research Institute; the University of New Hampshire; the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; the University of Rhode Island; the University of Connecticut; and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia. Association Executive Director J. Ru Morrison said the funding will enable the group to collect data that will be used to benefit fishers and commercial shippers.

Council postpones vote on refugee aid contracts CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire’s Executive Council has postponed a vote on aid to refugees to learn where the money is being spent. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas says he and city officials are concerned about absorbing new refugees when they can’t serve the ones already in the state’s largest city. Gatsas wants to stop new refugees from settling there for the next two years. The council was slated Wednesday to vote on four contracts to funnel $355,000 in federal funds to refugee programs, most of them in Manchester. The contracts are retroactive and state officials assured councilors the delay would not disrupt services currently being offered to refugees. Gatsas says Manchester has absorbed most of the refugees entering the state.


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Annual Evergreen Fair takes over Durham

Local and handcrafted artwork available for sale and admiration in Durham and the MUB By ADAM J. BABINAT STAFF WRITER

The Evergreen Fair has returned to the University of New Hampshire once again, continuing a 34-year tradition of the celebration of handcrafts and fine art. Also, for the first time in the event’s history, it has added a third day, running from Dec. 1-3. The fair is a great experience for those interested in the fine arts to experience a number of different

artistic styles, from the Irish music of The New England Irish Harp Orchestra to the award-winning wooden bird sculptures of Erwin Flewelling. Those interested in jewelry also have much to look forward to, including handcrafted earrings and more from Stratham, N.H. goldsmith Barbara Smith McLaughlin. Another big attraction to the annual Evergreen Fair is the UNH Poinsettia Trials Open House, which runs all three days at the Macfarlane Greenhouses. The event

is a chance for those interested to enjoy more than 100 poinsettia varieties as well as assist researchers in ongoing research by participating in a survey, which asks participants to record their favorite varieties of new and different poinsettias. By completing the survey visitors also enter into a drawing to win one of the beautiful flowers. Durham’s four downtown churches will also participate in EVERGREEN continued on page 11

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Mama Mac & More, the newest edition to Durham’s downtown dining options, can be a bit pricey for college students on a budget.

Gourmet mac and cheese is delicious, but expensive By BRI HAND NEWS EDITOR

Mama Mac & More, downtown Durham’s newest restaurant, opened last week, serving up gourmet versions of college students’ favorite comfort food. Mama Mac’s does not serve up your typical Kraft macaroni and cheese. Its menu boasts unique dishes of bacon and smoked gouda mac & cheese, bruschetta mac & cheese, buffalo chicken mac & cheese and chicken florentine mac & cheese, to name a few. We sampled the brushetta and buffalo chicken mac & cheese, which turned out as delicious as they sounded on the menu. The medium-sized dish was too big for one sitting, but it can be brought home and tastes great as leftovers. One major downside to Mama Mac’s is definitely the prices, which are a tad out of the typical college student’s price range. Small containers of mac & cheese range from $7.50 to $8.50, with mediums ranging between $10.99 and $11.99, and larges topping off at $19 or $20. Although at first glace these prices seem absolutely ridiculous, the portions lean towards the larger

side. A medium can easily be split for two meals, and a large could feed several people at once if you’re in the mood to share. Regardless of portions, $7-$8 is a little steep for poor college students. Macaroni is not the only thing on Mama Mac’s menu, with the restaurant offering hoagies, salads, side dishes, and baked goods in addition to its main macaroni dishes, and prices range according to what you order. In terms of atmosphere, Mama Mac’s had a great vibe to it, although when we went, the establishment was mostly empty aside from a few locals chatting with the employees. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, and made sure to check on how the patrons were enjoying their meals. The employees were also open to advice given by some customers as to how to improve the dishes. Overall, it is nice to have some variety in dining in Durham other than the typical pizza and sub shops, and Mama Mac’s is a great place to go if you’re looking for a quick, convenient bite to eat without having to get the same old, same old.

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Kristen Stewart stars as a powerful recreation of the princess Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsmen, set for release in summer 2012. The film, also starring Charlize Theron, is a dark retelling of the tale that is a far cry from the Disney animated film so many people know and love.

Happily ever after: fairytales continue reign in pop culture By SAMANTHA PEARSON ARTS EDITOR

Fairytales have permeated cultures around the globe for centuries. Every heritage has folk tales and legends involved in its history, and some of the most popular fairytales in the world have been re-told in hundreds of different formats, with dozens of variations on the stories’ moral lessons. For several years, now, fairytales have begun to reemerge as

popular staples in American pop culture, ranging from films to television shows to music videos. In 2011, we saw a particularly noticeable boom in fairytale retellings with the premiere of two television shows based on classic tales and trailers and press releases about future film releases featuring very famous, fabled names. Retelling fairytales is hardly a new practice, though certain iconic images stand out above all the oth-

ers. The Disney princesses and their films are exceedingly more popular than the original, Grimm Brothers version of events. Characters like Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella can be seen all over school supplies, children’s clothing, and more. Disney’s vision of these women – as beautiful young girls with perfect, hourglass bodies and princes to match their beauty – is slowly FAIRYTALES continued on page 11


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The Kitchenette How to make the most important meal of the day into a holiday treat this year By ERICA SIVER staff

How many of you skip breakfast? I know, I know, you have an 8 a.m. class. Who wants to get up even earlier to eat something before class? I’m sure you have heard a million times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s true! When you sleep all night your body digests whatever you ate over the past day and by the time you wake up it needs more fuel. If you don’t eat in the morning, it slows your metabolism. Not eating for long periods of time (like overnight and all morning) is not an effective way to cut calories because it slows your metabolism down and you end up over eating when you finally do eat. When it comes to the holidays, there are lots of parties and treats. Skipping breakfast to save calories for the upcoming deliciousness is not a smart option. Instead, turn breakfast into another festive feast, but make it healthy! It’s important to have a balance of whole grains and lean protein with a little fat at breakfast. Fiber from the whole grains keeps you full and evens

your blood sugar. Lean protein will also keep you full and provide your body with the amino acids to build muscle. Fat is also important too. I know it gets a bad rep but we need it to help absorb our vitamins and help our metabolisms run correctly. My personal favorite for breakfast is smoothies! They have fruit, yogurt, milk, juice and maybe even some spinach if you’re feeling daring! Yogurt and milk supply lean protein, while fruit and veggies supply vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Add a piece of whole-wheat toast on the side and you are all set. A special option (maybe for Christmas morning?) is French toast! I know you’re probably thinking I’m crazy. How is French toast a healthy breakfast option? Think about it for a minute. If you make it with whole-wheat bread, use half egg whites and half whole eggs, and use low fat milk, those are all healthy ingredients. You just had the smarts to put them together into something delicious. I don’t add sugar to the mixture when I make French toast, just some vanilla and cinnamon. Reduce some berries with some OJ in a pan to make a delicious sauce to go on top. I know this may seem like a

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lot of food, which is the opposite of what you’d think you should do. However, if you watch your portion sizes you can keep the calories in check and your metabolism revving away in preparation for the Christmas cookies that lie ahead. Happy holidays, everyone! Eat breakfast and enjoy all of the delicious food the holidays offer. I’ll be back next semester with more delicious and nutritious meals for you to try! Green Monster Smoothie

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Participating in a survey at the UNH Poinsettia Trials Open House, which runs through the entire Evergreen Fair, could win you a plant.

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this year’s Evergreen Fair, a tradition that dates back to 1958. Each church will allow visitors on Saturday, with each showcasing its very own unique item. Those looking to head over to St. Thomas More can expect to see the church’s theme Raffle Baskets, which they are known for, as well as the chance to enjoy a soup luncheon that will be taking place. Also, undecorated wreaths, baked goods, and handcrafts made by parishioners will also be available to those who visit. At the Community Church of Durham, visitors can expect to enjoy a variety of items made by the church’s women’s group, such as wreaths, swags, and berry bowls. Those who visit can also participate in a silent auction that will be taking place, in addition to purchasing baked goods. St. George’s Church adds its own twist to the fair, offering felt bird ornaments to fairgoers. A tradition that spans over 20 years, only one bird is created for this event

each year and collectors of the birds line up early to add the latest to their collections. In addition to the famed felt bird ornaments, the popular Cookie Walk – an event where you buy a box and fill it with cookies – will be taking place. Last but not least, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be offering a lunchtime café with homemade soups and breads to visitors. In addition to the luncheon, a white elephant table, a children’s table, and a bake sale table will also be available. This year’s Evergreen Fair looks to offer something for everybody. So those looking to experience all that the fair has to offer should definitely check out the Memorial Union Building and take in what this three day event has to offer. Booths in the Granite State Room will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Purchases can be made in cash, credit card, or check. Make sure to speak to the vendor about accepted forms of payment before pursuing a transaction, as every booth has its own restrictions availability of payment types.

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Grimm (above) and Once Upon a Time (below) feature dark retellings of classic fairytales. From murder to evil, dangerous curses, these shows are weekly depictions of our favorite characters in whole new lights.

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being replaced by darker, more empowered versions of the characters. Universal Studios’ Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, is set for release in summer 2012. The film’s first official trailer was released just a few weeks ago, and features dark, disturbing images and battles fought in the name of the Evil Queen. Stewart’s Snow White is portrayed as a fierce warrior, rather than the nice, sweet, singing princess who takes care of seven dwarfs while she is hiding from death in the woods. Similarly, shows like ABC’s Once Upon a Time and NBC’s Grimm portray significantly darker versions of the fairytales we know and love. Once Upon a Time, starring Jennifer Morrison as the only daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, chronicles the lives of

fairytale characters existing as real people in Storybrook, Maine. They are in the real world as the result of a curse put on the whole kingdom by the Evil Queen, who seeks revenge on Snow White not because of her beauty, but because she ruined the Queen’s life. The show also stars the likes of Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin, one of the creepiest fairytale characters ever. His fingers are in everyone’s pies in this version of events, and he has hold of not only the fairytale kingdom, but also Storybrook. While Once Upon a Time certainly features characters kids would love to get to know on a weekly basis, it also presents images and storylines that are unsuitable for very young audiences. These range from teenage pregnancy to indentured servitude to patricide. Grimm, starring David Giuntoli, takes place in Portland, OR and tells the story of a detective who inherits the ability to see supernatural creatures. It is a crime

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show featuring gruesome deeds that are seemingly based on well-known fairytales. The trailer for the series, however, tells a different tale: the stories were based on real events, and those events have been recurring for centuries. Of course, other, lighter, fairytale retellings are cropping up in the midst of all this darkness and woe. Mirror, Mirror, set for release in spring 2012, also reimagines Snow White’s famous tale. The film stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, and Armie Hammer, and relies on humor to undercut the darker themes of the storyline. It appears that Hollywood is running out of original ideas, but with so many brilliant fairytales being reinvented all over pop culture, it seems absurd to complain. The existence of fables is very important to global storytelling, and Hollywood has always taken advantage of that. It seems that these stories are here to stay, if the news popping up all over the Internet about new fairytale films is any indication.

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Hammock Club becomes a success Failed NY dental chain By RYAN CHIAVETTA Staff Writer

Theresa Conn and Molly Bulger were in Provincetown, Mass., when they came across a hammock store. They hung out at the store for hours and during that time, the two came up with an idea for one of the more unique clubs at UNH. The Hammock Club is a place where the stressed-out student can calm down by kicking back in a hammock for a while. The group is still in the early stages of development, but its members hope that they can start to garner some major interest in the upcoming months. The club’s first meeting was very successful, as the group had over 50 members attend its opening meeting, a number that members felt wouldn’t even going to be close to touching. Before that first meeting occurred, the group needed to get approval from Sarah Pope and the Student Org office. The process took a lot more work than expected. “We talked to a lot of different people,” Bulger said. “I had to talk to all the grounds coordinators at UNH and people in charge of the trees. There are more people in charge of trees here than you might think.” During the first meeting, the group explained to its members its mission statements, the most im-

portant of which is relaxation, and allowing students to escape from the stress of the college world. Another benefit that the group offers is the ability to join a club that is laid back and doesn’t have a strict regimen in order to join. “I think it is also for students who can’t find the time to be part of a club that is a huge time commitment and wants to be part of something,” said Luke Barbour, a member of the group.

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Devine a lot because there are convenient trees.”

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The Hammock Club also wants its members to socialize, and once they start more group activities in the future, they want to see friendships grow through the art of the hammock. “One of the things we really want to do with Hammock Club, when we get out there and have hammock sessions in College Woods or something, is that we want people to talk to each other and learn about each other and forming these friendships that they

otherwise wouldn’t have been able to,” said Greg Walker, a member of the club. The group has been able to hammock all around campus. If there are trees around, and UNH allows them to do so, the members of Hammock Club have been seen all over the place. “T-Hall we’ve done a bunch,” Conn said. “We go outside Devine a lot because there are convenient trees.” Right now the group hasn’t been able to meet consistently, but it is trying to meet every Wednesday at 8 p.m. for the rest of the semester. While the group is taking it slow in the first semester, the Hammock Club plans to kick it into high gear in the spring when the weather gets better to build more awareness. The group wants to go on hammock trips with its members and begin to acquire hammocks for those who cannot get one on their own. The club also had the idea for the endurance hammock, which would see a member of the group stay in his or her hammock for an hour in a tree for every dollar that is donated as an idea for a fundraiser. Conn and Bulger are happy with the response that they have received so far from the students who have attended their meetings, and hope that the interest will continue to grow. The hammocks are coming to UNH, and relaxation will follow in their wake.

lists no assets, $3.6M debt By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A New York dental chain that closed offices in 13 states without warning late last year listed no assets and liabilities of $3.6 million in a bankruptcy filing posted online Tuesday. Allcare Dental Management Inc. filed for Chapter 7 liquidation this month in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Buffalo. The filing shows the suburban Buffalo-based company owns no real estate and has no cash on hand. A notice to former patients said Allcare and 14 related companies have been liquidating assets since going out of business and attempting to collect money owed to them from patients and insurance companies. That will continue in Chapter 7, the notice said. Allcare abruptly shut down all its offices at the end of 2010, saying it had run out of money and was unable to obtain enough new financing or equity investments to stay in business. The closing stunned patients who learned of the situation from notices posted on the doors when they arrived for appointments. Dental records and unfinished

work, some of which patients had paid for in advance, eventually were transferred to other dentists. Allcare said at the time it couldn’t warn patients of the closing because its phone and computer service had been shut down. Patients in several states have sued. The affected states include Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Carl Bucki has instructed potential creditors in the bankruptcy case to refrain for the time being from filing claims, Allcare said. “He has directed that if it is determined at some future date that sufficient assets have been collected to permit a distribution to creditors, then notice will be sent” to creditors, the posting to patients said. Additional details about the bankruptcy filing are expected at a creditors’ meeting scheduled for Dec. 12. Incorporated in 2001, Allcare at one time had 58 locations but had closed some before going out of business. At the time of the final shutdown, it was believed that 38 offices were operating.

Suit filed after NM teen cuffed for burp in class By JERI CLAUSING Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque school principal, a teacher and school police officer. The boy was transported without his parents being notified in May after he “burped audibly” in PE class and his teacher called a school resource officer to complain he was disrupting her class. The lawsuit also details a separate Nov. 8 incident when the same student was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched as he was accused of selling pot to another student; the boy was never charged. The suit was one of two filed Wednesday by civil rights attorney Shannon Kennedy, who says she has been fighting the district and police for years over the use of force with problem children. She says a review of school and Bernalillo County records shows more than 200 school kids have been handcuffed and arrested in the last three years for non-violent misdemeanors. In the second lawsuit filed Wednesday, the parents of a 7-yearold boy with autism accuse a school officer of unlawful arrest for handcuffing the boy to a chair after he became agitated in class. New Mexico law prohibits officers and school officials from restraining

children under 11. The suits come one year after the same attorney settled a class action lawsuit against the district that was prompted by the arrest of a girl who Kennedy said “didn’t want to sit by the stinky boy in class.” And Kennedy says she has a number of other cases she is preparing over treatment of students in Albuquerque by school officials, school police, city police and sheriff’s officers. “I am trying to get all the stake holders in a room to get people properly trained to prevent this from happening,” Kennedy said. Kennedy said the problem lies with the schools more than with the law enforcement agencies. “It lands in the lap of the principal. There are good schools and bad schools. The principals ... who are handling their schools properly don’t need to have children arrested. It’s ridiculous.” A spokesman for Albuquerque Public Schools did not immediately return calls and emails seeking comment on Thursday. A police spokeswoman said the department does not comment on litigation. One school board member, Lorenzo Garcia, said he had not seen and could not comment on the lawsuits, but he did say he was concerned about what appeared to be schools getting stuck on a “zero tolerance policy.” “Really, in my opinion, this really increases the whole idea of the schools-to-prison pipeline,” he said.


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back to researchers about which poinsettias they prefer. Similar trials take place across the country to help breeders and growers evaluate which plants are best for a particular growing environment and market. UNH researchers focused this year on the use of controlled release fertilizers that could lower the cost of growing the plants and lessen the environmental impact.

By STEVE PEOPLES ASSOCIATED PRESS

CONCORD, N.H. - At least Wednesday was a good day for Rick Perry. The Texas governor, who is facing new questions about turmoil within his mistake-prone presidential campaign, was repeatedly interrupted by applause as he delivered a booming speech to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. For 14 minutes, the first-in-the-nation primary state glimpsed the candidate once considered a front-runner in the race for his party’s presidential nomination. “He looked and sounded presidential,” said Josh Davenport, a Republican state representative from Newmarket. “It left me more confident in his abilities.” But one good day does not revive a campaign stuck in neutral, especially as Perry faces new questions about a staff shakeup, fundraising struggles, and scathing criticism from one of New Hampshire’s most prominent conservative voices. Staffers privately cite internal finger pointing. And Perry himself acknowledges a shift among his senior staff, even while denying a report that he’s demoted

his top political strategist and campaign manager. “The best I can tell, everybody’s working hard and getting the work done,” Perry told reporters following a New Hampshire campaign stop earlier in the week. Perry said he’s asked Joe Allbaugh, a veteran of the George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani presidential campaigns, to play a prominent role in his operation. “He’s the make-the-trainsrun-on-time guy,” Perry said. Perry’s precipitous rise and fall has been remarkable. In August, he roared to top-tier status after joining the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Soon, however, struggles on the debate stage were fueling a downturn. Perry insulted conservatives who questioned his immigration policies, calling them “heartless” in a nationally televised debate. He’s been apologizing ever since. And he may be forever remembered for a debate gaffe earlier in the month when he couldn’t remember one of the three government agencies he pledged to eliminate if he were president. Perry stumbled again this week when talking to New Hampshire college students, mistakenly suggesting the voting age is 21 in-

stead of 18. “He has shown in the last five months that he is woefully unprepared to run for president,” New Hampshire Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline wrote this week. “That’s not just my assessment, but the assessment of most Republican and Republican-leaning voters.” Money has been Perry’s saving grace. His campaign banked more than $17 million in the first seven weeks after joining the race, outraising all his rivals. But Perry’s staff concedes that fundraising has fall off. And because he’s been buying national and state-focused television advertising in recent weeks, it’s unclear how much money he has left. For now, his staff is privately convinced that he raised enough early on to make payroll and continue to run television advertising in the short term. But in New Hampshire at least, Perry’s initial round of state-focused television advertisements have come and gone. His staff couldn’t immediately say when Granite State voters should expect to see another Perry ad, if at all. Publicly, the Perry team is optimistic.

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NH police captain named chief in Kittery, Maine ROCHESTER, N.H. - A 24year veteran of the police department in Rochester, N.H., has been named police chief in Kittery, Maine. Forty-seven-year-old Capt. Paul Callaghan will start his new job on Jan. 3, 2012.

He has been captain since 2004 and has put an emphasis on community policing. Callaghan will be replacing longtime Kittery Police Chief Ed Strong, who is retiring at the end of the year.

NH came close, but didn’t set records in November CONCORD, N.H. - The National Weather Service says New Hampshire came close to setting some record-high temperatures for November. The average temperature for last month was 42.1 degrees in Concord. The record-high average is 43.3 degrees, set in 2006. It’s nearly 4 degrees warmer than the average November. The highest temperature was on Nov. 9, at 69 degrees. Meteorologist Tom Hawley

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In movement, talk needed Huddleston, UNH deserve applause for Occupy talk

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he Occupy movement has, since its inception, been a stand-off: between the one percent and the 99 percent, the cash strapped and the fat cats, and the protesters and the police. For all the debate the movement has sparked, it’s not as though Armani-clad hedge fund managers are down in Zuccotti Park trying to understand the viewpoints of the protesters. It’s still very much a movement of clashes. How refreshing then to see UNH’s response to the Occupy movement. On Wednesday night, President Huddleston, Executive Director of Public Safety Paul Dean, UNH faculty, staff and students, and members of the community gathered in Huddleston Hall to talk. Not shout, not reprimand – talk. Our initial reaction to the Occupy movement was one of relative apathy: as college students – quite a few of whom will soon brave the job market – we sympathized with the message, but weren’t sure what sleeping in a park and marching in the streets would actually accom-

plish. We were also concerned that not all protestors had any viable solutions and some were protesting merely to protest. Discourse in the U.S. has only

Wednesday night’s forum was a first, important step toward thinking of ourselves not as one percent and 99 percent, but as the 100 percent. become more polarized this year. Political opponents take cheap shots at each other, legislators consistently choose party lines over progress, and it often seems like no one knows how to put aside their differences and get things done. Because of that, we were impressed when Huddleston and UNH decided to open up a true discussion of the Occupy movement, one that might actually begin to breach the

gap between the two sides. Discussions like this have been all too rare since the first protesters hit the streets of Manhattan in September. As long as the Occupy movement employs a message of us versus them, 99 percent versus one percent, we won’t see true change, or even respectful discussion. When members of the community can come together, when police and students can have a respectful discussion of real issues, not stereotypes, then, and sadly only then, are we getting somewhere. We applaud President Huddleston and the administration for inviting the community into this conversation, as well as everyone who attended and voiced their opinions in a thoughtful and respectful manner. The fact is that our country is in some deep trouble, and it is going to take all Americans – police, millionaires, the poor, college students, and everyone in between – to pull us out again. Wednesday night’s forum was a first, important step toward thinking of ourselves not as one percent and 99 percent, but as the 100 percent.

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Privatization: a forbidden solution

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n a clear demonstration that emotional reasoning is alive and well here in Durham, the editorial staff of this paper published an editorial last Friday entitled, “The great debate that shouldn’t be considered.” In it, the paper argued that “while fun to think about (especially in light of this summer’s funding cut), [privatizing the University of New Hampshire] is an unrealistic move.” However, when the piece actually gets around to supporting this position, the best argument they can articulate is that “the state’s flagship university is just that – and that’s not, and shouldn’t, change any time soon.” To be fair, this poorly reasoned piece also goes on to ramble off the short sighted view that privatization would raise tuition. This, they mention, will make New Hampshire feel bad about itself after losing its flagship university status. The better piece on privatizing the University of New Hampshire was authored by TNH staff writer and Adam J. Babinat. In it, Babinat clearly articulates the matter citing the opinions of UNH President Mark Huddleston and Economics Department Chairman Neil Niman. The article quotes Huddleston as saying, “While ‘going private’ might, in a narrow sense, benefit UNH, it would certainly not benefit the people of New Hampshire … we have a historic responsibility to serve the people of this state.” Though I would respectfully disagree with President Huddleston on this matter, at least this is a logical argument against privatization. Professor Niman seems to be more open to the idea. He approaches the matter from an economist’s point of view saying, “[privatization] would give the university some freedom and flexibility to reduce its costs.” Professor Niman then goes on to ponder whether it is fair to force students to pay, via tuition, for programs that benefit the state (i.e. Cooperative Extension), when the state is unwilling to pay for them. This gets to the heart of the matter concerning discussions of privatizing the University of New Hampshire. While it’s nice to talk about the university’s “historic responsibility” to the state and the need to maintain our flagship status, the fact of the matter is

From Marat’s Laptop Nick Mignanelli that these desires are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain given our university’s reliance on volatile state funding. Furthermore, are these things worth sacrificing the quality and stability of our university to? Won’t the University of New Hampshire continue to benefit the state of New Hampshire even if it becomes a private institution? In a recent email exchange with President Huddleston, I inquired as to what assumptions the Central Budget Committee is operating under concerning the future of state funding. Huddleston politely responded that, “the university is assuming at least for the current biennium that our level of funding from the state will stay constant.” This, it seems to me, clearly demonstrates a root cause of this university’s budget woes, that this university continues to rely upon an unreliable source of funding. The assumption that this level of state funding “will stay constant” continues in light of the fact that just last year, that same source of funding was cut by $32.5 million dollars (the largest cut to higher education funding in American history). Besides the empty promises of politicians, who, in all likelihood, will be unable to come through given current economic conditions, under what reasoning can the university safely assume that current levels of state funding will now remain consistent? The University of New Hampshire is in a state of fiscal crisis, facing a reported budget deficit of $21 million dollars. The university receives only 7 percent of its funding from the state government (the lowest state funding, per capita, of any public university in the country). Even if current levels of funding miraculously stay constant, the cost associated with maintaining the university is certain to go

up, given inflation. This means that state revenues, as a percentage of the university’s funding, will continue to decline anyway. One would have to be quite optimistic to imagine a situation in which state funding will ever keep up with the ever increasing university budget. So, to summarize, the state will continue to maintain its control over our university via the arbitrary power asserted over it by the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). This will continue, while the state fails to provide the university with the resources it needs to continue to provide a high quality education at an affordable cost. My solution to the problem, privatization, is admittedly radical. But not as radical, I feel, as allowing this university to go into decline due to a lack of funding caused by its reliance on an unstable source. If anyone with a realistic view of the situation has any real care for the future of this great school, they will come to the conclusion that, though difficult, privatization is the only viable solution to what will otherwise mean eminent financial disaster. All of this being said, what would privatization entail? Privatization would mean the transfer of previously public property (that is the University of New Hampshire and its assets) into private hands. Namely, that of a board of trustees, independent of the state, charged with building and administrating an endowment with the help of the university administration. This, I believe, the current state legislature would be willing to allow, if petitioned. This is especially true given the fact that UNH will continue to benefit the state regardless of whether the institution remains public. This, of course, would require the university to begin finding new, innovative and effective ways of acquiring revenue. This necessary step, I will admit, will not be easy. However, the ability of the university to take control of its destiny would be well worth the hard work that would lie ahead.

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Nick Mignanelli is a junior political science major and TNH’s resident conservative contrarian. He is the communications director of the NH College Republicans. Follow him on Twitter @nickmignanelli

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Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Thumbs up to global warming and its short-term effects. Thumbs down to global warming and its long-term effects. Thumbs up to using all the saved Dining Dollars. Too bad Dunkin’ Donuts still isn’t open. Thumbs down to running out of grocery money. At least the booze fund is still intact. Thumbs up to being a journalism majors – no finals, baby. Thumbs down to being a business major with four finals. Mo’ finals, mo’ money down the road, I suppose. Thumbs up to seeing Christmas lights around Durham. Thumbs down to getting ripped off on textbook sell-backs. What’s $200 in August is $2 in December. Thumbs up to making work plans for winter break. Time to see a comma in the checking account again. Thumbs down to Justin Bieber’s Christmas album. Only he could make Christmas music insufferable. Thumbs up to early Christmas holiday presents. Did you catch that? We’re politically correct. Thumbs down to seasonal TV shows on holiday hiatuses. 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.

Reliving the Gables fire from the room it began – and the lesson learned

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was on the verge of being evicted from housing. I, quite nearly, had one foot out the door – my Gables door. Today, I’m on one year of probation and owe more than $12,300 to UNH in damages. Suffice it to say, this has been without a doubt the most stressful semester at UNH. And to think, one stick of incense was the reason for all of this. On Oct. 7, at precisely 11:17 a.m, I got a phone call informing me that the sprinklers in my Gables apartment went off. The person on the other line told me to come back immediately. Oct. 7 was the end of my frivolous and carefree moments of my junior year at UNH. No one

was physically hurt. But a student who once enjoyed the smell of incense can’t smell it any longer without feeling ill. I have been lighting incense every year since I moved into UNH Housing in Christensen Hall my freshmen year. I received constant reminders from my R.A. next door to put it out because it violated the fire code. I reluctantly kept it; I loved incense and candles. My mom always was incredibly paranoid about fires when I was growing up, so I was always careful and would always stay with the lit candle or incense. Throughout my freshmen and sophomore year, I was an avid incense lighter. But it was when I moved into Gables North Tower, my first on-campus

Another View Raya Al-Hashmi apartment, that I really started enjoying incense. I had just invested in a large box of Nag Champa incense to add to my collection, and was really looking forward to spreading the goodness around my apartment. Fire and safety inspection came to my apartment on Oct. 3, and noted the incense along with a few other of my roommates ‘prohibited’ items. We decided to get rid of or hide the prohibited items like many other of the UNH students who get written up for their first fire and

safety inspection. All we had to do was wait for the two weeks (when they would come and inspect our room again) to pass so we could break out our traditions and comforts again. On Oct. 7, I lit my incense at 10:05 a.m., and at 10:20 a.m. my roommate watched me turn the incense stick over and smother it out with the ceramic dish attempting to put it out before we left the apartment. I put the remainder of the unfinished stick back with the rest, which all resided in a woven rope rice bag in the corner of my desk. The stick of incense must have still been smoldering, and it took roughly an hour for it to catch fire to the rest of the incense, which caught fire to the bag, then prayer

flags, and so forth. When I arrived at the scene, I saw many Gables North residents sitting outside wishing they weren’t disturbed on a Friday morning, quite a few fire trucks, a few ambulances, reporters, photographers, and, worst of all, a stretcher. The amount of guilt and shame I feel because of the incident has been without a doubt a feeling that will stick with me, and I can only hope that all of the other students, UNH or not, on campus or not, think twice about the use of candles and incense. There is a reason that certain items are prohibited in residences at UNH. And the whole, ‘it will never happen to me’ reasoning will not save you. Just ask me.


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15 points lead UNH comeback falls Beliveau’s Wildcats over in-state rival short in Tuesday thriller STAFF REPORT the new hampshire

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The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team (6-9-2) captured its secondstraight victory with the 3-2 overtime win against the Union College Dutchwomen (3-11-1) on Tuesday night at the Whittemore Center. Sophomore defenseman Maggie Hunt scored the power-play game-winner just 41 seconds into the overtime period on a one-timer set up by sophomore forward Nicole Gifford’s across-the-net pass. Gifford and junior forward Kristine Horn were both credited with their second assists of the night on the play. The two lead the Wildcats in points with 15 and 14 and move into eighth and 11th place in points scored in Hockey East, respectively. Through 49 minutes, it was looking like another night in which the Wildcats moved the puck effectively in the offensive zone and took good shots but would get nothing to show for it. Then, down 2-0, all of a sudden the ‘Cats started to click. Junior forward Kristina Lavoie scored New Hampshire’s first goal at 9:20 in the third period to cut the deficit to 2-1 on a backhanded shot with assists from Gifford and Kailey Chappell. Just two-and-a-half minutes later, Union’s Nicole Bartlett was whistled on a slashing penalty to give UNH its third power-play opportunity of the game. Union UNH

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continued from page 1 scorers with 21 points for UNH, which improved to 2-2 with the win. Dartmouth fell to 2-5. The Wildcats established a 49-42 lead after Abreu hit a free throw with 8:37 remaining in the second half. But the UNH offense went cold for nearly six minutes, not scoring again until senior Brian Benson hit a free throw at the 2:45 mark. The shot knotted the score at 50 apiece, as Dartmouth had taken advantage of UNH’s offensive ineptitude. “You look at the shooting, we shot 19 percent from the floor in the second half; I thought we had a lot of open shots,” coach Bill Herrion said. “We just didn’t make any shots.” Rhoads, who had been shooting 50 percent from behind the arc coming into the game, was 0-for7 from 3-point land. But with the score still tied at 50 and just over a minute left in the game, Rhoads forced a key steal, tipping a Dartmouth pass. The ball fell into the hands of sophomore point guard Jordon Bronner, who took the ball

Three players scored in doublefigures and senior Denise Beliveau posted a game-high 15 points and 13 rebounds as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team knocked off Dartmouth, 58-53, Wednesday evening at Leede Arena. With the win, the Wildcats move to 3-2 on the season, while the Big Green drop to 2-4 overall. Beliveau recorded her third double-double of the season, finishing with five steals. Sophomores Sarah-Marie Frankenberger and Bridgette McKnight both enjoyed career nights, scoring 14 and 10, respectively. Frankenberger shot 6-of13 from the floor, while McKnight shot 4-of-8 and also added seven rebounds and four steals. Junior Faziah Steen paced the Big Green with 15 points. As a team, the Wildcats shot at a 32.8 percent clip and posted 15 steals off 22 Dartmouth turnovers. The teams traded points at the opening of the contest for even play, until the home side netted four straight baskets for the 13-6 lead at the 14:11 mark. The Wildcats answered right back with an 14-0 run, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by Frankenberger and Beliveau, pushing UNH on top, 20-13 with just under 10 minutes left in the first stanza. After Dartmouth responded with consecutive buckets to pull within two, 20-18, the Wildcats ended the half on a 15-6 stretch over the course of 6:55, as the visiUNH 58 Dartmouth 53

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UNH’s Jenn Gilligan (left) had 13 saves on Tuesday in a losing effort. The Wildcats fired five shots, two saved and three wide, but weren’t able to capitalize until a moment after the power play ended. As Union’s fifth skater stepped back on the ice, Horn found Heather Kashman at the back post with a long pass from the right point, which Kashman easily plugged in to tie the game, 2-2, with 7:10 to go. Union forward Lauren Cromartie’s hooking penalty with 28.9 seconds to go ensured New Hampshire a 5-on-4 opportunity to begin overtime. The third-period success inspired the New Hampshire bench and home crowd, garnering them all the momentum heading into overtime. The Wildcats are undefeated in overtime this season, with a 2-0-

2 record. Both teams were officially 1-for-4 on the power play, but New Hampshire’s penultimate goal came just a second after the skater-advantage, and the Wildcats capitalized on their final chance to seal the victory. UNH freshman goaltender Jenn Gilligan registered 13 saves in her fifth win. Union netminder, Shenae Lundberg, made 29 saves as the Wildcats outshot the Dutchwomen, 32-15. New Hampshire seeks its third win in a four-game home stretch on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Northeastern University before heading to Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass. for the second game against the Huskies on Sunday.

coast-to-coast to give UNH a 52-50 lead. Abreu picked up a steal of his own on Dartmouth’s next possession. After Bronner missed a 3-pointer near the end of the shot clock, the Big Green had another chance to tie. But UNH’s pressure defense forced Dartmouth’s Jabari Trotter to throw an errant pass that bounced out of bounds with eight seconds left. Abreu was fouled after receiving the in-bounds pass and he one of two free throws to give the Wildcats a three point lead. A desperation Big Green 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the back iron, giving UNH the victory. “These are the kind of games you have to win,” Herrion said. “You have to find ways to win these close games. And we did.” Both teams started the game sluggish, as Benson scored the first points of the game, a layup, nearly two minutes into the contest. Dartmouth’s David Rufful had averaged 17.7 points per game over the prior three games for the Big Green, but he picked up two fouls within the first three minutes of action against UNH. Rufful was pulled and did not return until the closing minutes of

the first half. UNH began to pull away from Dartmouth midway through the first half. A Patrick Konan spinning layup gave the ‘Cats a 1715 lead with just over 10 minutes to go in the half. The rest of the starters were then reinserted in the game and UNH went on a 14-4 run, capped off by a jumper from Abreu with six minutes left in the half. The Wildcats went on to take a 35-26 lead into the half, but it could have been more. UNH was just 6-of-14 from the free throw line in the first half, and the team ended up shooting 13-of-26 for the game. The Wildcats are now shooting 49 percent from the free throw line on the season. “I’ve called more coaches to ask for pressure free throw shooting drills,” Herrion said. “Maybe I have to pump some crowd noise in during practice. But if we make free throws, we’re a pretty good basketball team.” Next for UNH is a three-game road trip. The Wildcats begin with a game against Holy Cross on Saturday. Tip off is 7 p.m. at Hart Recreation Center in Worcester, Mass.

tors went into the locker room with a 35-24 at halftime. The stretch was headlined by an 11-0 run, sparked by a conventional 3-point play by Frankenberger, while the team posted 12 steals in the opening frame. Frankenberger led all players with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor, while Beliveau added 12 points and eight boards. Dartmouth started the second half with a 9-2 run in the span of two minutes, as Steen drilled three treys to pull the home side within four, 37-33. Sophomore Kelsey Hogan snapped the stretch with a pair of free throws about a minute later, but the Big Green answered with a 5-1 run to pull within three at 41-38. UNH halted the Big Green’s momentum with a 5-0 run as Beliveau stepped back for a trifecta, followed by a steal and subsequent lay-up by senior Abiagil LaRosa, for the 4638 advantage at 13:00. The back-and-forth action continued over the next six minutes, until the Wildcats clamped down on the defensive end and took advantage of several trips to the line for the 53-45 lead with 4:30 left to play. Slowly but surely, the Big Green chipped away at the lead as a pair of free throws pulled the home team within three at 57-53 with 42 seconds remaining. After a LaRosa free throw increased the UNH lead to five, the Wildcat defense stepped up in the final 35 seconds, preventing the Big Green to find a quality shot as time expired for the victory. The Wildcats open up a threegame homestand on Saturday, Dec. 3 when they play host to Holy Cross at 2 p.m.

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Junior captain Chandler Rhoads pulls up for a 3-pointer during UNH’s 53-50 win over Dartmouth on Wednesday night at Lundholm Gym.


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2011 NCAA FCS Football Tournament 1 SAM HOUSTON ST. Bearkats

3 GEORGIA SOUTHERN Eagles

Record: 11-0 Southland Champions

Record: 9-2 Southern Conference Champions

STONY BROOK Seawolves*

OLD DOMINION Monarchs*

Record: 8-3 Big South Champions

Record: 9-2 CAA At-Large

MONTANA ST. Bobcats

APP. ST. Mountaineers

Record: 9-2 Big Sky Co-Champions

Record: 8-3 Southern Conference At-Large

NEW HAMPSHIRE Wildcats

Record: 8-3 CAA At-Large

MAINE Black Bears All games broadcast on ESPN3.com

5 NORTHERN IOWA Panthers

Record: 8-3 CAA At-Large

Saturday, Jan. 7 National Championship

Quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game also broadcast on ESPN2

Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas

TOWSON Tigers

ESPN2

Record: 9-2 Missouri Valley Co-Champions

Record: 9-2 CAA Champions

WOFFORD Terriers

LEHIGH Mountain Hawks

Record: 8-3 Southern Conference At-Large

4 MONTANA Grizzlies

Record: 9-2 Big Sky Co-Champions

Record: 10-1 Patriot League Champions

*won a first round game to reach second round

CENTRAL ARKANSAS Bears*

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last year to a 45-20 win in Dayton, Fla., over Bethune-Cookman, replacing the injured R.J. Toman. McDonnell and the players that surround him recognized Decker’s growth over the course of the year. With his eyes set on Montana State, McDonnell said that the Bobcats play a number of guys, especially on the defensive side

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Dontra Peters will be back in the lineup against Montana State after sitting out the season finale vs. Maine with an ankle injury.

Record: 10-1 Missouri Valley Co-Champions

JAMES MADISON Dukes*

Record: 8-3 Southland At-Large

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2 NORTH DAKOTA ST. Bison

Record: 7-4 CAA At-Large

of the football. “They’re really good defensively,” he said. “I think it’s a product of playing against a really good offense week in and week out. They’ve got some kids that are really, really good football players; they run to the football.” McDonnell said that two defensive players for the Bobcats that stand out are Jody Owens, a middle linebacker, and Caleb Schreibeis, who plays the bandit position. Schreibeis is listed at 6-foot-3, 253 pounds – size comparable to a linebacker. Montana State also deploys a rover on defense in Joel Fuller (6 feet, 200 pounds). Brad Daly, a sophomore defensive end who shares time with regular starter John Laidet, leads the team in sacks with 10. Darius Jones, Montana State’s boundary corner, is tied for the team lead in pass breakups with eight. Decker said that since the selection show that pitted them against Montana State, the Wildcats have been eager to get back out on the field and compete again. “I think since the end of the season we’ve known what’s at stake in terms of getting into the playoffs,” Decker said. “It’s kind of been the same; we’ve been at even keel. That’s when we’re at

our best, especially on offense, so we’re not trying to get too hyped up.” Decker joked that maybe the team will get pumped up at halftime, which was the case the last time UNH played and made a second-half comeback. Offensively for Montana State, the Bobcats center their attack around a sturdy ground game featuring sophomore starter Cody Kirk. McDonnell compared Kirk’s style of play to UNH’s Chris Setian, who is a straight ahead runner and seldom makes defenders miss; rather he runs into the line and forces players off. “He’s a really good athlete; he can catch the ball and he can run,” McDonnell said of Kirk. “He’s not going to shake and bake and make people miss, but he can change direction and do some things. He’s been a really good player for them this year. Very, very efficient with the ball.” Montana State’s reserve running back, Tray Robinson, transferred in from Nebraska. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 221 pounds, Robinson was noted by McDonnell as a physical specimen. Starting quarterback DeNarius McGhee gets involved in the running game as well, which gives the Bobcats a multi-dimen-

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Linebacker Matt Evans greets safety Chris Beranger (31) during UNH’s win over Maine on Nov. 19. The top two tacklers on the UNH defense this season, they will be key in stopping the Montana St. offense.

sional offense. Defensive lineman Matt Kaplan said that if the Wildcats can stop the running game, then they should be able to contain the rest of the Bobcats. “They’re similar to Towson,” Kaplan said. “We’ve installed a couple different packages this week to hopefully slow it down better than we did Towson.” The UNH defense could be missing a key component in Bozeman, however. Starting senior

conrnerback Kyle Flemings will be a game time decision. McDonnell said that he’s been nursing a sore knee for a few weeks, and it’s possible the Wildcats will be without him for their first playoff appearance in 2011. Game time in Bozeman is scheduled for 1:05 p.m (3:05 p.m. EST). The game can be seen on ESPN 3, and will be broadcast by WGIR 610 a.m., New Hampshire news radio.


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Sports Briefs Downing wins HE Rookie of the Month Freshman forward Grayson Downing of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for November. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon by the league office. Downing earns the award for the first time in his career and becomes the first Wildcat since Kevin Goumas (February 2011) to win this award. Downing recorded five goals and four assists for nine points in seven November games; other statistics included a .385 shooting percentage, one power-play goal and a +3 rating. He ranked first on the team in shooting percentage and second in goals. Downing tallied a point in four of seven games with three multiple-point efforts. He tallied personal bests in goals (two), assists (two) and points (four) Nov. 22 at Harvard. He followed that with a two-point performance (1g, 1a) against Alabama-Huntsville. Downing opened November with two points (1g, 1a) against UMass.

Men’s indoor track 5th in preseason poll tyler mcdermott/staff

Kevin Goumas has recorded a point in eight of his last nine games and is now starting on the first line in place of the injured Dalton Speelman. Goumas and UNH take on UMass-Lowell twice this weekend.

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continued from page 20 all four lines, and goalie Matt Di Girolamo recorded his first shutout of the year – all while playing two skaters down for much of the game after captain Damon Kipp was sent off with a game misconduct and top-line winger Dalton Speelman left with a wrist injury. Speelman has yet to return to the lineup, and sophomore Kevin Goumas has thrived since replacing him on the first line. Goumas has recorded a point in eight of his last nine games, including a career-high four assists in a 9-1 steamrolling of Alabama Huntsville last weekend. In fact, his one game without a point during that stretch came when he was sent off with a game misconduct

just one period in against Vermont on Nov. 12. The UNH top line was a scoring force against Alabama Huntsville, as Goumas’ linemates Nick Sorkin (five assists) and Stevie Moses (four goals) put up career highs as well. Sorkin’s five helpers put him a tie for the Hockey East point lead with 18 (5g, 13a), with Moses just one point behind with 17 (10g, 7a). Moses’ 10 goals are also tied for the league best (with BC’s Chris Kreider). Sorkin, in his first season at center after moving over from wing, holds the conference lead in assists, but Umile said he would like the sophomore to focus his attention a little more on the net. “That’s one of the first things I said to him [after the Alabama game],” Umile said. “A good cen-

ter man has to be able to get it to the wings at the right time, especially on a rush, but when [he’s] in the slot I want him to shoot.” Despite Nov. 18’s lopsided loss, the River Hawks sit just one point behind UNH in the Hockey East standings, putting even greater importance on their upcoming final two meetings of the season. “Any time you have a Hockey East game it’s big,” Goumas said, “especially with a team like … UMass-Lowell that’s right there with us, it’s huge to get wins like this. After this weekend we won’t be playing Lowell anymore [this season], so getting a win or maybe sweeping them would be huge for us and for the standings.” Game time is 7 p.m. Friday night in Lowell and again at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Whittemore Center.

The University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track & field team was picked to finish fifth in the 2011 America East Preseason Coaches’ Poll that was released Wednesday by the league office. The Wildcats tallied 38 total points, while six-time defending champion University at Albany collected eight of nine first place votes, and 64 total, to capture the top spot. Boston U. claimed the remaining first-place vote and totaled 54 points for the second spot, while Binghamton University (50), UMBC (41), the University of Maine (30), the University of Vermont (24), Stony Brook University (15), and the University of Hartford (8) round out the nine-team poll. UNH finished fifth at the last year’s indoor championships and will look to a veteran group of experienced performers this season, including juniors Matthew Guarente and Cameron Lyle in the field, and senior Daniel DeCrescenzo on the track. Guarente won the high jump title last season and finished third in 2010, while Lyle is poised for a pair of potential throwing titles after he finished second and fourth in the weight throw and shot put events, respectively, at last year’s championships. DeCrescenzo posted a strong performance in the 2011 indoor championships, finishing second in the 5,000-meter run.

Women’s track 3rd in preseason poll The University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track & field team was selected to finish third in the 2011 America East Preseason Coaches’ Poll that was released Wednesday by the league office. The Wildcats racked up 42 total points, while the University at Albany was chosen to defend its conference title with 62 points, including six first-place votes. Boston U. was picked to finish second with 59 total points including the remaining three first-place votes. The University of Maine was picked to finish fourth with 39 points, while the University of Vermont (34), Binghamton University (28), UMBC (25), Stony Brook University (20) and the University of Hartford (8) round out the nineteam poll. UNH placed fourth at last year’s indoor conference championships and will look to take the next step this season with sights set on the program’s first league title. With the return of reigning conference champion in the 500-meter dash, Megan Donohue, and the runner-up in the pentathlon, Jacky Mendes, the Wildcats have the balanced attack to challenge Albany and Boston U. for conference supremacy. UNH will also turn to junior Darcy James, who placed third in the 1,000-meter run one year ago and Rosemary Read, who finished third in the weight throw.

Men’s basketball to be on national TV The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team will be featured as part of a television package that the America East Conference and CBS Sports Network announced Wednesday. The package includes both men’s and women’s basketball games and is the first such deal in league history. It is also the first time that multiple conference regularseason games will be televised nationally in one season. CBS Sports Network will broadcast five league contests featuring eight America East schools starting in January. New Hampshire will be showcased when the Wildcats battle the University of Vermont for the 132nd time on Jan. 29 at 12 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium. New Hampshire will also be featured on ESPN3 in a pair of home tilts versus Stony Brook on Feb. 6 (7 p.m.) and Albany on Feb. 9 (7 p.m.) UNH has branched out its television coverage this season, as the athletic department partnered with WBIN-TV to produce a 12-game multi-sport package of games to air live, which includes a pair of men’s basketball contests.


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Wildcat gameday No. 11 UNH vs. No. 7 Montana St. Saturday at 3 p.m.; Bobcat Stadium UNH is 8-3 overall; Montana St. is 9-2

Key match-up: QB Kevin Decker

vs.

Montana St. Secondary

It’s no secret that quarterback Kevin Decker is key in UNH’s chances of beating Montana State on Saturday. The senior QB has been the catalyst for the Wildcat offense all year long, as Decker won the CAA Offensive Football Player of the Year award. But Decker has thrown six interceptions in UNH’s last two games and will need to take better care of the ball against a solid Montana State secondary. The Bobcats leads the Big Sky conference in pass defense, giving up just 189.5 yards per game through the air. Junior cornerback Darius Jones and freshman cornerback Deonte Flowers are both in the top 10 in the conference in passes defended. Opposing quarterbacks complete just 50 percent of their passes against Montana State, meaning Decker will have a challenge ahead of him on Saturday. Based on the season he just had, the senior signal caller is more than capable of having success against the Bobcats.

Four Quarters

X-factor: Sean Cullen

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Tight end Sean Cullen gives quarterback Kevin Decker a big target over the middle of the field. His presence could help open up the sidelines for UNH’s speedy wide receivers.

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They said it: [Montana St.] is really good defensively.” Head coach Sean McDonnell They’re similiar to Towson [offensively].” Linebacker Alan Buzbee We’ve been at even keel.” Quarterback Kevin Decker

DB Joel Fuller

When UNH runs the football

When Montana runs the football

Dontra Peters will be back in action after sitting out the season finale against Maine. Nico Steriti had 150 yards rushing and a touchdown against the Black Bears in Peters’ place. With both running backs in the lineup against Montana State, UNH should have a potent ground game.

Sophomore running back Cody Kirk is a bruising power back for Montana State. He’ll team up with Nebraska-transfer Tray Robinson to present a formidable rushing attack. The UNH defense will be tested by both backs, as well as Montana State’s mobile QB DeNarius McGhee.

When UNH passes the football

When Montana passes the football

Kevin Decker has been fantastic all season, but as detailed above in the key matchup, the senior QB has thrown six interceptions in his last two games. If Decker takes care of the ball, there’s not much that can stop the UNH pass attack even a strong Montana State secondary.

Sophomore quarterback DeNarius McGhee can pass and run the ball. His favorite target is senior wide receiver Elvis Akpla, who had 49 receptions for 940 yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season. Meanwhile, UNH’s secondary may be without senior cornerback Kyle Flemings.

STAT DAY 35

UNH last played in Bozeman, of the Mont. 35 years ago, a 17-16 loss in the quarterfinals.

Predictions

#TNHpicks

Chad Graff, Executive Editor: 24-21, Mont. St. Justin Doubleday, Sports Editor: 35-28, UNH Brandon Lawrence, C. Editor: 31-27, Mont. St. Zack Cox, Managing Editor: 35-27, UNH


sports Friday, December 2, 2011

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‘Cats clash in Montana

UNH travels to take on the Bobcats of Montana St. in playoffs

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Members of the UNH football team file out of the Field House and onto buses that would take them to the airport on Thursday night. The team arrived in Bozeman, Mont. early on Friday to prepare for Saturday’s game. By BRANDON LAWRENCE CONTENT EDITOR

For the past eight years, the UNH football team has been no stranger to the FCS postseason scene. The nation’s longest consecutive playoff streak carries into the 2011 tournament this Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Bozeman, Mont., to play a secondround matchup against the Bobcats from Montana State. Both teams have had two weeks to prepare for the game at Bobcat Stadium after

receiving first-round byes from the FCS selection committee. And although it has been eight straight years in the postseason for UNH, Saturday’s game marks a first for the Wildcats in over 35 years. The last time this team made the trip to Bozeman was on Nov. 27, 1976, when current head coach Sean McDonnell played safety for the Wildcats. UNH lost, 17-16, in the waning minutes of the NCAA D-II quarterfinal. In the past seven years, however, UNH is 6-1 in its opening round playoff games, in-

MEN’s HOCKEY

UNH prepares for UMass-Lowell By ZACK COX MANAGING EDITOR

The UNH men’s hockey team heads into this weekend still searching for something they have not achieved all season: a road win. While they hold a stellar 6-12 record at the Whittemore Center, the Wildcats have not enjoyed the same success outside of Durham, holding a 0-5-2 mark in opponents’ barns. “We’ve played well here at home, [but] we need to play well on the road,” UNH head coach Dick

Umile said. “We I think we’re all aware of that and we’ve discussed it.” The ‘Cats will hope to break their road woes Friday night when they travel to Tsongas Arena to take on UMass-Lowell in the first game of a home-and-home weekend series. UNH played arguably its best game of the season the last time these teams met – a 5-0 UNH romp on Nov. 18. Five different players scored for the Wildcats, spanning HOCKEY continued on page 18

cluding five wins on the road. The last time the Wildcats faced an opponent from the Big Sky conference in the postseason was back in the 2004 quarterfinals – a 47-17 loss at Montana. Senior quarterback Kevin Decker, who was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Year at the season’s culmination, will get his second career start in a playoff game, but his first as the regular quarterback and as a leader of the team. He led the Wildcats FOOTBALL continued on page 17

UNH

DARTMOUTH

Wednesday, Durham, N.H.

WILDCAT GAMEDAY Go to page 19 for “Wildcat Gameday,” a complete preview of the game between UNH and Montana State. Also, check out page 17 for a bracket of the 2011 NCAA FCS Football Tournament.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Wildcats hang on to beat Big Green By JUSTIN DOUBLEDAY SPORTS EDITOR

When its offense had all but failed against Dartmouth, the UNH men’s basketball team turned to something it has always relied upon: unrelenting defense. The Wildcats forced four straight turnovers in the last two minutes of the game to hold onto a slim lead and beat the Big Green, 53-50, on Wednesday night at UNH Dartmouth

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SCORE 53 50 58 53 CARD MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-2)

UNH head coach Sean McDonnell prepares to head out on the trip to Montana.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-2)

UNH

DARTMOUTH

Wednesday, Hanover, N.H.

Lundholm Gymnasium. The 50 points allowed was a season low for UNH, which has been one of the top defensive teams in the America East conference for the past few years. “We kind of turned it up instead of taking it down, which we’ve done in the past,” junior guard Chandler Rhoads said. “I think with our defensive intensity, it really made a difference at the end of the game.” Senior Alvin Abreu led all M BBALL continued on page 16

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3 2 UNH

UNION

Tuesday, Durham, N.H.

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Senior Alvin Abreu shoots a free throw against Dartmouth.

IN THIS ISSUE -The women’s basketball team beat intrastate rival Dartmouth on the road on Wednesday. page 16


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