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Students record their life goals on the ‘Before I Die’ mural outside Dimond Library. Page 9

Light Up Durham

Vol. 103, No. 23

The football team will face off against Maine this Saturday in the second round of the FCS tournament. Page 22

Women’s hockey head coach fired By NICK STOICO and MAX SULLIVAN TNH STAFF

UNH women’s ice hockey head coach Brian McCloskey is no longer employed by the University of New Hampshire as of Thursday night due to “an investigation into an incident of inappropriate physical contact with a player on the bench” at a home game against Ohio State University on Nov. 30, according to the UNH Athletic Department’s press release Thursday night. “The safety and well-being of our student athletes is our number one priority,” UNH Athletics

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Lambda Chi Alpha (above) tied with Sigma Nu (below) for the top spot in the fraternity category of the ‘Light Up Durham’ event, making the first tie in the event’s history.

BRIAN McCLOSKEY

Student Body Elections moved up to February By CATIE HALL STAFF WRITER

If you’re considering relaxing and running for Student Body Elections during winter break, you may want to choose one or the other. While some students will be munching on candy canes and zoning out in front of a television to favorite holiday cartoons, others will be trying to gather petitions and preparing to run for Student Body Elections at the University of New Hampshire come February. This year, Speaker of the UNH Student Senate and Chair of the Election Committee Al Pace sent out an email to the student body on Nov. 11 announcing that elections will occur on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18. In the past, elections have been held in April, according to a 2012

By KEN JOHNSON STAFF WRITER

The Durham Business Association (DBA) presented the 18th Annual Light Up Durham contest Thursday evening from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Light Up Durham contest brings holiday color to the Durham area by getting businesses and Greek houses to deco-

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Holding the door: Student safety in residence halls

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By SHANNON REVILLE STAFF WRITER

t took me 34 seconds to get into Williamson Hall without an ID. A normal Tuesday night, just past 11 p.m., and all I had to do was wait for the next person to come by, swipe their ID, and let me in. I wore black sweatpants and a plain black jacket—no backpack or notebooks—and I stood with my hands in my pockets, head down, hood up. After a short wait, I waltzed right in behind a young woman coming home from the gym. She held the door for two young men as well. She didn’t ask if we were students. She didn’t give us

a second look. Once in the lobby, I asked the young woman why she held the door for us. She was a freshman resident of Williamson and asked that her name be left out of publication. “I recognized one of [the men]. He lives here,” she said, shrugging her shoulders. “And I assumed everyone else lived here because it’s late at night and, I don’t know, [you] looked like students.” At Hubbard Hall I had to wait a little longer. A smaller dorm with less traffic (210 residents compared to Williamson’s 500) I had to pace

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Students often hold the door for other students out of courtesy, but when does politeness turn into risky behavior? SHANNON REVILLE/ STAFF


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UNH art sale

Schiller Station coal plant

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7 Portsmouth and Maine residents express concern about health issues caused by a local coal plant.

‘Cats have depth at goalie

The UNH Art Department held its first art sale on Thursday, where students sold their handmade pieces to the public.

Blown lead results in home loss

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22 The UNH women’s hockey team hasn’t missed a beat in the net with Vaattovaara missing time.

This Week in Durham Dec. 6 • Evergreen Craft Fair, Granite State Room, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • AEGIS Poetry Night, Wildcat Den, 7-10 p.m. • Up All Night Stress Relief:Yoga, MUB 338/340, 7-11 p.m.

Dec. 7 • UNH Video Game Orchestra Concert, MUB Entertainment Center, 6-10 p.m. • Off the Clef’s Winter Show, Strafford Room, 7-8:30 p.m. • EDMC Underground, Wildcat Den, 10-11:45 p.m.

Despite holding a lead, the UNH women’s basketball team lost its second straight game and first at home to Howard.

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continued from page 1 Director Marty Scarano said in the press release, which was sent out shortly after McCloskey was let go. “Coaches are role models for our students and responsible for their dignity and safety, and we have zero tolerance for unsportsmanlike behavior on any of our athletic teams.” McCloskey gave the following statement to The New Hampshire around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night: “I have loved every aspect of my work at UNH. The people I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside through hockey and UNH are some of the very best I have ever known. “My players, both current and past, are an extended family. I admire their dedication and strength of character. I will greatly miss sharing the remaining journey with this year’s team. They are an exceptional and loyal group. UNH will remain a special place with terrific people. I thank every one of them for the impact they’ve had on me and my family.” Scarano told The New Hampshire that the department will not release any more information on the matter and is “trying to move on.” Scarano, who is in his 14th season as the UNH athletic director, would not specify what the inappropriate physical contact specifically entailed. “It is a very sensitive matter,” he said. “We are all going to restrict what we say to what was said [in the press release].

“It is a personnel matter, which typically in these cases the university is precluded from discussing it.” The department began looking into the situation on Monday, according to Scarano. “Specifically, he was suspended Monday, at 11 a.m., upon the initial findings that this was a serious incident,” Scarano said. “The final determination was made and rendered [Thursday].” The UNH Human Resources Department worked in conjunction with university legal counsel as the investigation was carried out. “It was more of an inquiry than an investigation,” Scarano said. Scarano said UNH President Mark Huddleston was informed throughout the process, but was not directly involved in the investigation. The press release also stated “the team’s two assistant coaches, Jamie Wood and Stephanie Jones, will lead the team in its two games this weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth. Conference play for the team will resume Jan. 10, 2014, with an interim head coach in place.” In McCloskey’s time as the women’s hockey head coach from 2002 to 2013, he led the Wildcats to five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2006-10), four quarterfinal home games (2006-09) and two Frozen Four appearances (2006, 2008). UNH was Hockey East regular-season champions from 2004-2009 and Hockey East Tournament champions from 20062009. Before being named head coach, McCloskey was an assistant coach at the university, beginning in 1998.

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continued from page 1 Student Body election candidates’ webpage on the UNH site. “The entire schedule for Student Body Elections was changed last year, after the elections for that year had been completed, due to a bylaw change,” Pace said in an email. “This change was made because the Senate wanted elected officials [who do not always have Senate experience] to be able to sit in on general Senate meetings and other meetings.”

“I believe it may be

more difficult than in the past, but manageable.”

Al Pace

UNH Student Senate Speaker

In essence, the reason for the change is to allow elected candidates to gain experience by sitting in on those meetings, according to Pace. The goal is for the candidates to perform with greater proficiency once they assume office. For those running in the election, that means getting 300 nonduplicated UNH undergraduate signatures before the first day of classes – and petition deadline – on Jan. 21. “Realistically, the earlier deadline should not affect applications

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Kappa Delta (above) and FroYo World (below) were also participants in this year’s ‘Light Up Durham’ competition.

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continued from page 1 [and] applicants as there is, roughly, the same amount of time to fill them,” Pace said. “The only added difficulty is that a portion of the time overlaps with winter break.” So far, no one has submitted any applications, but Pace said he would be surprised if they did. Last year, Pace said there were a high number of applications. Even so, there is no standard amount from year to year, but Pace does not believe there will be a big difference in submissions due to deadlines. “Last year was unusual with the high number of applicants,” Pace said. “I would be very surprised, but pleased, if we have the same number as last year.” To be eligible to run in student body elections, a person must be a full-time undergraduate student with a 2.3 GPA or above. According to Pace’s email, the presidential candidates have to have at least three semesters at the Durham campus under their belts while vice presidential and university system student board representative candidates have to have at least one semester completed. As of right now, Pace cannot discuss current candidates who may or may not run in the election. With the earlier deadline, though, Pace does not think time will be an issue for applicants to gather petitions and get ready to submit their forms when they get back to campus. “I believe it may be more difficult than in the past,” he said, “but manageable.”

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rate for the holiday. The contest was open to all Durham businesses and recognized Greek houses to enter. For Durham businesses, FroyoWorld came in first place with a display that involved people dressed up as elves and wrapped in lights. They danced in the windows along with a living, decorated tree. “We thought what could be creative, fun and using lighting in kind of a festive but different way so we brainstormed and we came up with that idea,” Lynn Caesar, coowner of FroyoWorld, said. “It’s a great community event, brings people out, makes them smile, you feel every body is participating, nice feel for this time of year,” Caesar said. The Candy Bar came in second with a display that included lit snowflakes and candy canes. “This is so far the cutest I’ve seen,” Johanna Knight, DBA chair, said during the tour. Bella’s Casual Dining came in third with a display that included colored lights and bottles with white lights in them. For the fraternities, Sigma Nu and Lambda Chi Alpha tied for first place. This is the first time, in the history of Light Up Durham, that there has been a tie for first place Knight said. Sigma Nu had Christmas carols filling the night air and bushes draped in color and lights spelling out their name. It took three to four days of solid work, which they started on Sunday, according to Sigma Nu brother Matt Higgs. Sigma Nu participated in order to be a part of the community, Higgs said. Lambda Chi Alpha was draped

in colored lights with stockings and candy canes decorating their porch. The house took two nights to decorate, as Chase Borden, former treasurer, said. This is the second year that Lambda Chi Alpha has been in this house and they wanted to contribute to the community, according to Borden. Some brothers were out on the porch giving out hot chocolate and candy canes to the Light Up Durham judges. The hot chocolate was Christmas task force coordinator Nick Briscoe’s idea. “I figured it was just a small thing we could do to help the judges get along with their night,” Brisco said. “It doesn’t take a whole lot out of us to give them a cup of hot chocolate when they are walking up and down the streets in the cold weather.” Alpha Sigma Phi came in second place. It had Christmas music wafting through the air, and their house and trees with brightly lit with light. Red lights danced on the wall of the house. According to the fraternity, its house took three days to decorate. Alpha Chi Omega received first place for the sororities. Its house was decorated with bows and a wreath with Santa’s sleigh over the door. The fence and bushes were decorated with white lights with a light-up snowman on the lawn. “Those bushes, they did them perfect,” Katie Muth, DBA director, said describing the lighting on Chi Omega’s bushes during the judging. A student apartment received a special award, the community spirit award, for their residence at 50 Madbury Lane. The student apartment, with Pooplex spelled out in lights on the bushes, had a multicolored display framing the house

and windows. Last year the same students won the community spirit award when they lived at 2 Davis Court. The judges for the evening were MUB Assistant Director of Operations and DBA member Ken Barrows, DBA Director Katie Muth, DBA Chair Johanna Knight, UNH alumni Maisea Bailey and Chris Spencer, President of the Pan-Hellenic Council Colleen Kelty, and UNH Printing Services and Durham town resident Claire Powell. Judging for the contest was based on several criteria: effectiveness of lights, placement and uniformity of lights, the use of color and design, special lit displays, ingenuity, originality, and creativity of the display. The DBA is a non-profit organization made up of businesses and professionals in the Durham area to bring together local government, residents and students in Durham. The participation this year was around what the DBA expected, and only some businesses participated according to Knight. “There was great community spirit, great creativity from the fraternities and sororities,” Knight said. Some years the decorations are bold and other years have a more calming effect. This year, however, Knight said the decorations were more traditional. “It’s always a very enjoyable evening walking through the town with the group,” Knight said. The weather held out with just a little drizzle. The DBA looks forward to doing Light Up Durham again next year and thanks everyone who participated this year Knight said.


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Student Senate endorses amended rape policy By KATIE GARDNER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

On Dec. 1, Student Senate passed a resolution to change UNH’s rape policy. Student Body Vice President Bryan Merrill, Community Development Council Chair Stephanie Kuhn and Judicial Affairs Council Chair Brett Branscombe introduced the resolution. “The majority of students here on campus are female and it’s important that this campus is a safe haven,” Merrill said. According to UNH’s Student Rights, Rules and Responsibilities, UNH’s current rape policy states, “The minimum sanction for those found responsible for sexual misconduct that includes sexual penetration [rape] as defined by RSA 632-A:1,V is suspension for one year or until the survivor graduates or otherwise leaves the

University for an indefinite period of time, whichever is longer.” Merrill said that he doesn’t understand why UNH, being a state university, isn’t held to the same standard as the state law. The New Hampshire state law for convicted rapists is a minimum of zero to 10 years in prison and a maximum of zero to 20. At UNH it is a minimum of a one-year suspension and, depending on how many years of school the survivor has left, a maximum of four years. In the resolution passed by Senate, it is stated that having such a short suspension period can create many problems for the campus. The biggest problem in Merrill’s eyes is that the survivor may feel unsafe. This can also lead the survivor’s friends and family on campus to feel unsafe as well. Junior Christine Luciano, a SHARPP volunteer, said that

most survivors report feeling upset or unsafe over seeing their rapist on campus. Luciano said that survivors say they feel especially uncomfortable when seeing their rapist in their dorm building. “You need to feel safe in your home,” Luciano said. Another major problem that can arise from letting a rapist back onto campus is that some rapists are repeat offenders. As stated in the resolution, this can create a “legal liability stemming from [the] perpetrator(s) victimizing another individual or individuals on campus upon their return.” This then gives UNH a bad image and reputation. Merrill said that UNH already has a relatively good reputation in terms of sexual assault prevention since it has SHARPP, one of the only programs of its kind in the country, but that it should be doing a lot better. “We’re ahead of the pack but the entire race is going too slow,” Merrill said. The resolution asks that UNH change the rape policy so that the sanction for the crime is university dismissal. It then states that if administration is not willing to make that change, that it makes the new policy reflect the state law, in which the rapist must withdraw from the university for at least 10 years. Merrill also wants the survi-

vor to have a bigger voice when it comes to the sanctioning of their perpetrator. Merrill believes that the survivor should play a part in deciding how many years the rapist must stay off campus, whether it is until he or she graduates or for the full ten years. This is to ensure that the survivor, as well as any of the survivor’s friends or family who may be on campus, feel as safe as possible.

“We’re ahead of the pack but the entire race is going too slow.”

Bryan Merrill

Student Body Vice President Merrill does have reservations about this plan, though. Merrill and Luciano both said that most people who are raped are attacked by a person that they know. Merrill fears that survivors will feel guilty or uncomfortable when deciding the fate of their perpetrator. Luciano described this as an issue that faces most survivors. She said that they often feel guilty over getting their attacker in trouble and that, because of this, the survivor is usually hesitant to admit that their attacker scares them. Merrill hopes that the new

policy will support survivors, though, and let them know that UNH is there to help. Another goal of the new policy is to make people more aware of the major problems that rape and sexual violence are. “It’ll make it clear that we [UNH] don’t tolerate rape,” Merrill said. Merrill said that work will begin over January term to change the rape policy but that new policies can’t go into effect part way through an academic year. He hopes that the new policy will be in place at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. Although Luciano said that she believes rapists should not be allowed back to UNH after any period of time, she said that there is one thing about the policy that is more important than anything else. “As long as the survivor can spend the rest of their years here feeling safe, that’s what matters,” Luciano said.

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continued from page 1 back and forth by the side entrance for about two minutes. When I saw a young man walking towards the front entrance I walked at just the right pace to come in behind him. The Hubbard resident and junior, Kevin Vaccaro, swiped his card and held the door for me with his foot. Once in the lobby, I questioned his actions, too. “I always hold it open if someone is close to me,” Vaccaro said. “The people I let in generally look like students. I just assume they are students.” Vaccaro said he knows terrible things can happen anywhere, but he feels safe at UNH. “I’m not going to be rude,” he said, adding that he feels at ease holding the door for people who simply look college-aged. “They’re not adults or anything like that.” But looking college-aged does not mean innocence. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was 19 years old when he allegedly set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line last spring, killing three and injuring hundreds. This time last year, Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life. He was 20 years old. And James Holmes was 25 on July 20, 2012, the day he entered an Aurora, Colo. movie theatre and opened fire on the audience. Now, it is not my intention to scare the kindness out of UNH stu-

dents. But Vaccaro has a point: terrible things can happen anywhere. Is holding the door open a crime? Of course not, but for reasons unknown to Assistant Director of Housing Amy Whitney, there is no policy in the housing contract that restricts dorm residents from letting strangers into their building. There is a rule under the “security” section that states: “Any student who props a locked or secured door is subject to a fine and/ or disciplinary action,” but Whitney admits she is unsure if that includes the kind gesture of holding the door for another person. At some schools, though, door-holding rules exist. A few weeks ago I took a trip to Tufts University and I needed to enter a residence building for a meeting. I couldn’t get in without a Tufts ID, so I waited outside for someone with one to come along. When a female student came up to the door and noticed me behind her she said, “Do you have a Tufts ID? I’m sorry, I just can’t let you in if you don’t.” She wasn’t rude. It was just surprising. Tuft’s Residential Policy and Guide states, “Do not prop doors open. Propped doors invite entry by non-residents along with criminal activity within the communities ... Never lend out your keys or ID and do not allow someone into the building, suite or room who does not belong there. This activity is considered ‘piggy backing’ and it is prohibited.” Tufts is located in more of a city area — Medford, Mass. — so perhaps this protocol seems more

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necessary there. According to UNH Executive Director of Public Safety Paul Dean, though, being open and with no gates or fences, anyone can enter the UNH campus, making it “no different than any city or town.” “A safe campus is everyone’s responsibility,” Dean said.

“The new policy is

ineffective at preventing incidents in residence halls because of the friendly nature of UNH students, who, in general, hold doors open for whoever enters behind them.”

Dave Perrella

Student Senator for Handler Hall That is why, as part of an overall campus public safety initiative, Housing changed a dorm access policy this year. It may not affect students’ ability to hold doors for one another, but it has caused some controversy on campus. The new policy has made it so that oncampus residents only have access to their own dorm. Last year they had weekday access to all dorms, with limited access on nights and

weekends, and some students find the cutback an inconvenience. That is why Dave Perrella, the Student Senator representing Handler Hall, recently introduced “Resolution XXXV-07,” which asks Housing to change back to a policy similar to last year’s. One of the several arguments the resolution touched on said, “The new policy is ineffective at preventing incidents in residence halls because of the friendly nature of UNH students, who, in general, hold doors open for whoever enters behind them … defeating the purpose of limiting resident hall access,” Perrella was not available for comment prior to this article’s publication, but Student Body Vice President Will McKernan explained his motive for the resolution. “After speaking with his constituents [students who live in Handler Hall], Dave found a common trend that most of them were incredibly frustrated about the current policy,” McKernan said. For Housing, it is safety first. Whitney said she understands the limited access may be an inconvenience, but over time students will come to terms with it and “it will become the new norm.” “This decision was made because the benefits of increased security outweighed the convenience of students getting into other buildings,” Whitney said. She added that Housing’s damage reports are down to less than half of what they were last fall. And according to Dean, when comparing crime data between this year and last, “… [it] would

suggest this new policy is [also] playing a role in reducing ‘quality of life crimes’ such as vandalism, trespass, burglary and theft.” With this in mind, McKernan has moved to table the resolution until next semester. “There was a concern that the current Student Senate may not be fully informed about the background to why the policy was changed,” McKernan said. “We hope to [at minimum] bring the director of housing and the police chief to Student Senate to educate the Senate on the issue.” And at the end of our interview, Whitney admitted that the idea of the wrong person easily getting into a dorm is startling, and should be part of the conversation. “I would like to think that students value their own security and wouldn’t just let anyone into their buildings, but I know it happens … I would hate for something to happen to anybody just because someone was making a kind gesture and holding the door.” But what is more important: student safety or the ability to lend a helping hand to a stranger? It was cold on Tuesday night. My hands were in my pockets because I didn’t have gloves. My head was down to block the wind, hood up to cover my ears. The Williamson resident let me in with a smile, and when asked if she feels safe here, she nodded her head. It is student kindness that makes her feel comfortable here. “Everybody is super friendly and everyone does nice things for one another,” she said. “That’s why I feel really good here.”

UNH lecturers seek to form union with AAUP By KEN JOHNSON Staff Writer

Full-time lecturers at UNH have launched a bid to form a union with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The AAUP-UNH has been the union for tenure-track faculty at The University of New Hampshire. Lecturers are not currently eligible to join the AAUP-UNH. The group organizing the union is University of New Hampshire Lecturers United AAUP. “I think it’s tremendous,” Deanna Wood, chapter president of the AAUP-UNH, said. The average salary of lecturers at UNH is 40 percent lower than the national average, Clark Knowles, lecturer of English, said in a press release. There are 200 lecturers currently at UNH, according to the press release. The union will bring a sense of fairness to lecturers, who haven’t had protection provided to them by the university, Wood said. “Transparent, consistent contracts would greatly improve the sense of job security for lecturers and would enhance our ability to teach with excellence,” Adam St. Jean, lecturer in chemical engineering, said in a press release. “As more lecturers serve UNH, it only makes sense to provide that security.” Lecturer in English Cynthia Pulkkinen, lecturer in Spanish Sarah Hirsch, lecturer in French Emilie

Talpin, lecturer in English Nancy Sell and St. Jean are among those who have received their union cards. “We lack a transparent process of evaluation, a standardized process for contract renewals, and fair and transparent grievance policies,” Hirsch said in a press release. Collective bargaining will give lecturers three important things, Wood said: due process, equal say in salaries and benefits, and the same opportunities – academic and intellectual – that are provided to tenuretrack professors. “Like teachers everywhere, we’d like a voice in how our classrooms are run and we choose to do this through the collective bargaining unit of a union,” Chrissy O’Keefe, lecturer in English, said in a press release. Around the beginning of 2014, lecturers in the University of New Hampshire Lecturers United AAUP will have an election, after the bid has been reviewed. University of New Hampshire Lecturers United AAUP will then begin negotiations with university administrators to create a contract for lecturers. University of New Hampshire Lecturers United AAUP received the support of 70 percent of their colleagues on the UNH and UNH at Manchester campuses, 40 percent more than what was required by the Public Employees Labor Relations Board according to the press release.

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Body in Sagamore UNH Poinsettia Trials creek identified Open House returns By KIMBERLEY HAAS FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT THE N.H. NEWS EXCHANGE

PORTSMOUTH — Approximately 26 hours after emergency crews were called to Sagamore Creek because a worker from Reed & Reed Construction spotted a body floating in the water, police confirmed the identity of the deceased woman. Detective Sgt. John Peracchi announced that Deborah Watman, 60, of Portsmouth, was the person who was pulled from the water fully-clothed Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is undetermined but authorities do not cite any immediate reason for public safety concerns. “Deborah was believed to spend time in the Portsmouth area. Police are hoping that her friends and contacts, whom she may have spoken with in recent weeks, will contact the lead investigator, Detective Scott Study, and share any information they may have on her activities or recent whereabouts,” Peracchi said. Watman’s last known address is 600 Lafayette Road. That is Cross Roads House, a facility that offers emergency and transitional

housing to adults and families in need. Executive Director Martha Stone said Watman arrived at Cross Roads June 1. She left on Oct. 22. Although Stone was aware Watman was staying there, she explained it is not unusual for individuals to come and go. Staff often tracks people who are staying regularly to see if there is any room for new clients. Almost always, Stone said, the house is full to capacity. “We have 96 beds,” she said. Stone declined to comment on Watman’s personality or spirit, noting that she had family in the area and it is policy to not discuss individual cases. Instead, Stone said Watman will be remembered during a memorial candlelight vigil Cross Roads hosts annually in Market Square. The mayor, state representatives and members of the public “remember and recognize people in our community that may not have a service,” said Stone. That vigil will be held Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. this year. Detective Study can be reached at 610-7653. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Seacoast Crime Stoppers at 431-1199.

By JARED HORNSBY CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The annual Poinsettia Trials Open House returned to the University of New Hampshire on Thursday, Dec. 5, and will run until Saturday, Dec. 7. A wide variety of poinsettias are on display, including the traditional shades of red, pink and burgundy and also less common shades of white and apricot. The show opened Thursday morning and ran until 6 p.m. It will be open 10-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Thompson Horticultural School, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and the MacFarlane Greenhouses, where the event is hosted, collaborated to organize the open house. Visitors can enjoy the event free of charge, and the trek to 296 Mast Road is well worth it. The show boasts poinsettias with names such as Polar Bear, Red Glitter, Sparkling Punch, Candlelight and Visions of Grandeur, to name a few. The goal of the Poinsettia Trials is to bring together breeders, growers and the public in an effort to trace regional growth differences, cultivation techniques and expose some truly magnificent poinsettias. It also provides a forum for Thompson School horticultural students

to showcase their 2013 poinsettia products. Notice the Christmas tree in the Whittemore Center lobby? It is a poinsettia tree cultivated by the Thompson School. All of the poinsettias are available for purchase throughout the event, which is now in its eighth year. If visitors are not looking to buy, they can still offer feedback about their favorite poinsettias and be entered into a drawing to win a plant of their own. The MacFarlane Greenhouses are located on the West Edge of campus and for those looking to drive, parking is free on Saturday and metered on Thursday and Friday at the Visitor Center. The trials also provide horticultural students the chance to gain experience in the business side of the industry. First-year ornamental horticulture student Kailyn Sylvia added, “It gives us an opportunity to learn how to interact with customers, as the business aspect is a large part of the horticulture program.” The MacFarlane Greenhouses, partnered with the Thompson School and New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, play an exceptional host site for a remarkable display of poinsettias right here on campus.

NH Brief Goffstown man charged in unarmed bank robbery MANCHESTER— Manchester police have charged a Goffstown man with robbing a Manchester credit union then holding off police in a motel. Joseph Reynolds is charged with handing the teller at the Triangle Credit Union a note demanding money Tuesday. No weapon was displayed. On Wednesday, police located the 31-year-old Reynolds at a motel where he briefly holed up. He was arrested without incident. Police recovered a truck they say Reynolds had stolen. In the truck was a rifle that had been stolen from a Bow residence on Monday. Reynolds has been charged with robbery, burglary and receiving stolen property. Because he has prior drug and burglary convictions, he also was charged with illegally possession a gun. Reynolds was held on $100,000 bail. It couldn’t be learned if he had a lawyer.

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Portsmouth residents concerned about Schiller Station soot By CATIE HALL Staff Writer

Soot fell like snow onto rooftops and vehicles. Gray particles layered themselves on any surface they could. A coal-colored wonderland awaited them outside their doors. The Public Service of New Hampshire, which owns and operates Schiller Station in Portsmouth, N.H., wants the Schiller Station coal plant to remain in operation. Activists and some citizens in Maine and New Hampshire want it improved or closed. The real force behind the issue, though, is not energy or money or stubborn attitudes: It’s about people.

port, and we’ve been there for many years. But we do recognize, you know, we have residential neighbors, some of whom are concerned about noise – about emissions. We have absolutely no problem responding to concerns and working on methods to improve our operations.” According to a press release from the Toxics Action Center, there was a forum in Portsmouth wherein state and local officials met with residents to discuss retiring Schiller Station. Lately, the river front coal plant with three boilers has been the cause of controversy. With all three boilers in use, the coal plant can power 125,000 to 150,000 buildings. That’s

“I live just a few hundred yards from Schil-

ler Station, and I know that on certain days when it’s in operation, I can smell it, and my own breathing on those days has become worse.”

Jim Splaine

Assistant Mayor Across the border in Eliot, Maine, residents have been neighbors with Schiller since its construction in the late 1950s. For years, Eliot residents asked state officials if Schiller was a safe neighbor. They got no response. “[Eliot residents] would talk about the outside of the house just being covered and the soot getting inside their house,” Catherine Corkery, chapter director of the NH Sierra Club, said. Corkery has worked with Eliot residents in the past. “I just thought, wow, think about your lungs. What do your lungs look like?” Some Eliot and Portsmouth residents alike are concerned about Schiller Station. “I live just a few hundred yards from Schiller Station,” Portsmouth’s newly elected Assistant Mayor Jim Splaine said in a press release, “and I know that on certain days when it’s in operation, I can smell it, and my own breathing on those days has become worse.” Christina Dubin, a volunteer with Clean and Fair Power, recently moved to Portsmouth at the end of May with her husband and son. “I’m expecting another child next May and we plan on staying in Portsmouth,” Dubin said, “so this is an important issue to us.” So what does Spokesman for Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) Martin Murray think about the idea of closing Schiller? He has people to fight for, too. “There’s real jobs, real people connected to these plants,” Murray said. “And basically we’re seeing a few people that are, in my words, kind of flippantly dismissive of these plants without really suggesting a reasonable replacement or alternative for what we have today.” From Murray’s perspective, PSNH is not stagnant. Rather, it is already doing what it can do to accommodate those who live near Schiller Station in Portsmouth. “We appreciate our neighbors in Portsmouth,” Murray said. “We operate in an industrial area of the

50 megawatts of power. So with economic benefits and environmental downsides, the plant is the center of an issue that is not exclusively environmental or economical. The real issue lies with the people and the pollutants they say affect them. “This is about peoples’ health,” Corkery said. In terms of Schiller’s pollution levels, the Toxics Action Center published Schiller’s pollutant levels in a document called “25 Years of the Dirty Dozen: Past and Current Pollution Threats in New England.” Based on the document, “In 2011, Schiller Station released 95,828 pounds of toxic chemicals into the air, including 8,200 pounds of ammonia, 82,000 pounds of hydrochloric acid, 4,900 pounds of sulfuric acid, 4.5 pounds of mercury compounds and 5.7 pounds of lead compounds.” Despite the gruesome numbers, Murray said that Schiller station meets current Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The problem to Corkery – and the rest of New Hampshire’s chapter of the Sierra Club – is not that Schiller meets regulations now, but that it will not meet EPA revised regulations for stricter air quality that are expected in May. “We tested with the EPA models to see if Schiller coal would actually meet the expectations of the new regulations for sulfur,” Corkery said. “And we found doing the EPAguided modeling on the computer … that Schiller coal actually doesn’t. It would not meet the shorter hour regulations.” Because Corkery has known that Eliot residents were concerned with pollutants in their community and because of their proximity to the station, she contacted Eliot to let the townspeople know of a potential risk. As much as it is about peoples’ health to Corkery, she said it is also “about the town of Eliot being in the front row, as it were, to that pollution.” When the town saw the air

model from Corkery, residents had meetings to discuss the next steps. After years of not being heard because their residency is in Maine and the station is in New Hampshire, Eliot decided to send a letter in which the town asked the EPA to check regulations and make sure the area was safe. According to the petition signed by Eliot’s board of selectmen, Chairman Michael Moynahan said, “The Schiller plant … just across the border from Eliot, Maine, causes and significantly contributes to exceedences of the 1-hour sulfur dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard (“SO2NAAQS”) in large swaths of Southern Maine, and in particular the town of Eliot.” Based on the petition, Schiller contributes enough sulfur pollutant to Eliot that the town does not meet the national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard. The town petitioned the EPA to direct Schiller operators to reduce SO2 emissions until it no longer contributes to or causes the below-standard air quality. Eliot faced years of silence while they reached out to Maine officials for help with the Schiller station. After years of dormancy, Corkery and the Sierra Club assisted in Eliot’s fight for better quality of health. “I know Mr. Murray wants to say that this is the Sierra Club going out on a witch hunt but really, this was the town of Eliot … putting together their priorities with an air model that we gave them,” Corkery

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Schiller Station is a coal plant in Portsmouth run by Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH). Residents have voiced concern about pollution from the plant for years, but have encountered resistance. said.

Murray stands for the Schiller workers. Corkery stands for the residents. In the end, the coal-coated issue is steeped in debate between activism and energy, but it all comes down to the people worth fighting for. “We really have no intention or plans to close Schiller Station, as some environmental activists had requested,” Murray said “We view our existing fossil fuel generation plants, including

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Schiller, as basically part of a bridge, if you will, to a cleaner energy future. These plants won’t exist forever, but they are needed now. They provide tremendous benefit and they adhere – they meet or exceed – very strict environmental regulations.” “It’s their homes, it’s their kids,” Corkery said. “They should be able to have the same quality of life that you and I have that isn’t at risk of asthma attacks and breathing conditions that are made worse with sulfur dioxide pollution.”


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CAB’s “Up All Night” event helps students have stress-free finals By Tom Spencer contributing writer

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) will be hosting an “Up All Night” stress relief event on Friday Dec. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Strafford Room and Union Court of the MUB. The program will include a variety of activities intended to offer a break from the anxiety that comes with final exams. Activities include gladiator jousting, massage therapists and yoga lessons. CAB is also advertising candy, ice cream, Dance Dance Revolution sessions and a photo booth. In past years, CAB has hosted themed stress relief nights including a Disney-themed event in 2012. This year the theme is Up All Night, which is designed to mimic students’ behaviors during all-nighters. “Selecting the themes of events or the activities we will have at them is a matter of voting, talking and brainstorming,” Denise Barstow, the Campus Activities Board director, said. “The activities selected for the event are meant to speak to things you might stay up all night doing, whether that be watching YouTube videos – which we will have projected up in Union Court – taking selfies – check out our photo booth – or eating ice cream – like at our ice cream bar in the Strafford Room.” This is the final event CAB has scheduled for the fall, after hosting programs such as The Grind, bingo nights, comedians, parades, bonfires and outdoor movies throughout the semester. Though the semester is wrapping up, Barstow is looking forward to CAB’s future events. “CAB plans on having another trivia night next semester in

a larger room, possibly the GSR during one of our third Thursday Bingo events. And I predict to see the Pumpkin Stroll next October too,” Barstow said.

“It’s nice to see the

smiles on people’s faces as they go through the ice cream bar line or come out of the photo booth with friends. This event is something that people need and CAB likes to provide that service.”

Denise Barstow CAB director

The stress relief night is also the last opportunity to turn in SIC’em cards this semester. A card with five punches can be exchanged for a free T-shirt and a chance to win a prize in the SIC’em raffle. According to Barstow, the drawing is at 9:30 p.m. “Some prizes you can look forward to are an iPad, Xbox One, $500 to the Bookstore, Bruins tickets – great seats too – a TV and quite a few more,” said Barstow. According to Barstow, the stress relief tradition is about 13 years old, and it is one of her favorite CAB events. “I love stress relief because, on the last day of classes, all any-

one wants to do is get as far away from the library as possible,” Barstow said. “It’s nice to see the smiles on people’s faces as they go through the ice cream bar line or come out of the photo booth with friends. This event is something that people need and CAB likes to provide that service.” CAB is committed to helping students manage the challenges of college. Advice on handling stress, including meditation tips and information about how to meet individually with a wellness professional can be found on their website at https://wildcatlink.unh.edu/organization/CAB and on their Facebook page at CAB UNH. Barstow also addressed the possibility that some students may choose to skip recreational activities in favor of extra studying. “It’s important to give your brain a break, especially after the last week of classes, presentations and final papers,” Barstow said. “I know after I’ve studied awhile I just need to talk. Stress relief gives students the chance to be social and have a few good laughs. And who can say no to a massage?” According to Barstow, the event is usually well-attended. “One year we had 1,000 people and in the beginning years – early 2000s – closer to 100. Since I’ve been here, attendance at stress relief has been around 500,” she said. The stress relief night is funded by the Student Activity Fee, so it is completely free.

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UNH student’s ‘Draft Scott Brown’ petition soars in popularity By Jack Shea contributing writer

When senior Jeremy Baker returned from class Monday afternoon, he was stunned to find his email inbox flooded with messages from The Washington Post and other various political news sources asking to speak with him. A few days before, Baker, 22 and a UNH senior, had created a blog on Tumblr including a petition for former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown to run for Senate in New Hampshire. To Baker’s surprise, the petition’s popularity skyrocketed overnight, attracting a large amount of supporters and earning his blog attention from national news sources and political sites across the web. Last April, Scott Brown hinted at his possible candidacy in the Granite State’s senate election. After speculation seemed to quiet down, Baker, an avid supporter of Brown, created the blog entitled “Draft Scott Brown” just this past week. Despite having little previous experience in the political field

apart from being a member of the UNH College Republicans and volunteering in some 2012 presidential election campaigns, Baker decided to take his involvement a step further, due to his dissatisfaction with current political figures.

Facebook page, Baker watched the number of signatures climb from a relatively low number in the petition’s first few days to extraordinarily high numbers over just a short period of time. Although he currently wishes to withhold the

“The petition has totally blown up. Every

time I sign on there are at least a few new signatures. It’s been pretty awesome and I’m surprised but at the same time I’m overwhelmed with happiness.”

Jeremy Baker

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“I enjoy watching people fight for the ideals that I believe in,” Baker said. “I had only heard a little buzz about the subject here and there and wanted people to start talking about it more. A blog seemed like a good idea. I’ve always been politically up-to-date but this is by far the most active I’ve ever been.” After posting the link on his

exact numbers, Baker said that the page has attracted a huge amount of names to the list, far beyond what he had expected. “The petition has totally blown up,” Baker said. “Every time I sign on there are at least a few new signatures. It’s been pretty awesome and I’m surprised but at the same time I’m overwhelmed

with happiness.” Baker was soon contacted and interviewed by Washington Post reporter Jennifer Rubin, who praised Baker for his efforts, referring to him as being “for real.” He was also interviewed by James Hohmann, reporter for political news website Politico, and mentioned on a popular news aggregation site, The Drudge Report. Several fellow Brown supporters also contacted Baker, offering a helping hand to his grassroots movement. “Jeremy is really passionate about what he believes in,” Mitch Ewing, friend and former resident of Baker during his time as a resident assistant last year in Williamson Hall, said. “I think this is a great accomplishment for him. It’s not something that happens easily.” In his blog, Baker said that he considers Scott Brown to be “a man that will represent New Hampshire by listening to the voice of New Hampshire citizens, not party big wigs,” referring to Brown’s bipartisan views as one of his most important political traits. Baker was later contacted via

email by Scott Brown himself, who thanked him for his support but did not allude to a decision of whether or not he will actually be running in the election. While he anxiously waits for more word, Baker plans to keep an eye on his petition and to keep pushing for more signers, hoping that the high demand will help influence Brown’s choice. “I think Scott Brown is someone that we should have representing New Hampshire because I think he would be willing to do what it takes to keep the government running and do what’s best for the people,” Baker said. “Hopefully people keep signing the petition.” Although he switched his field of study from political science to biomedical science during his sophomore year, Baker said that he would like to continue to participate in politics in the future. “I think that if I put some more time into it and really figure out how everything works I could build a future for myself in this field,” Baker said. “I picked up on this pretty quick and I hope to build on it.”


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What mark will you leave, Wildcats? By DANIELLE LeBLANC STAFF WRITER

Students stopped and stared, puzzled by the giant black wall right outside Dimond Library. In bright, white chalk the words “Before I Die” were written across the top and the rest was left blank. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Emily Stadvec, a sophomore, along with four of her peers, got students at UNH to stop and think about this heavy subject. Stadvec is part of a community environmental planning class. Earlier this week Stadvec and her group produced the Before I Die wall as part of a class project. “The Before I Die wall is a global, community-oriented public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives,” Stadvec said. The wall was filled with answers including ‘passing my nursing exam,’ ‘be happy,’ ‘marry a model’ and ‘have a family.’ Olivia Piraino, a freshman, said that before she dies, she would like to ride an elephant. “It’s my favorite animal,” Pi-

raino said. “It would be really cool to do before I die.” Junior Katie Rachel wrote that she would want to complete her bucket-list. “My list consists of about 12 things,” Rachel said, “such as compose a song or ride a mechanical bull.” According to Stadvec, the Before I Die wall got started by a woman named Candy Chang. Chang is from New Orleans and lost a mother-type figure that she was very close to. The death was unexpected. “This woman had all these things she wanted to do before she died,” Stadvec said, “and she didn’t have a chance to do any of them.” According to Stadvec, Chang found an old abandoned house, boarded it up, stenciled the words “Before I Die” on it, and just left it there. “She wasn’t expecting anything,” Stadvec said. “She just left it and the reaction to it … she was astounded.” In the span of two days, a wide variety of things were written

on the wall. They varied from ‘eating all the junk food in the world’ to ‘spending more time with loved ones’ to ‘curing cancer’ or ‘ending world hunger.’ According to Stadvec, Chang did this because she wanted to give people a daily reminder. “People go through the motions, the daily routines, and forget what matters,” Stadvec said. The Before I Die wall became somewhat of a movement, Stadvec said. People flocked to the wall that Chang simply painted and left. Senior Abigail Douglas claimed that Chang began to feel that she was no longer alone; she felt that she had a relationship with her community and that they shared something special. After the success of the wall, Chang got together with friends and made a website. “This was so people could look at it, get the materials, and do it in their own community,” Stadvec said. “This wall shows the importance of public space and how we can use it to make our communi-

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Freshman Ryan Justice adds to the Before I Die board; he wants to give his girlfriend Eva a million kisses. The world-famous installation was originally started in New Orleans and has since spread to over 60 coutnries.

ties closer. Candy’s wall project has expanded throughout the world, and we decided to bring it to UNH,” Douglas said. Douglas even wrote a line of her own. She said that she wants to meet Mark Wahlberg before she dies. “I thought posting something light-hearted and funny would get people to feel more comfortable and open,” Douglas said. According to Stadvec, the whole goal of the project was to create public space. “It’s about how we all co-exist in one space … it’s about inspiring others,” Stadvec said. The wall seemed to do just that. According to the group, the wall was very successful. Stadvec claimed that the project seemed to serve its purpose of bringing students together. Students picked up the orange, green or yellow chalk left out and then searched for a free space to write down their aspirations. When there was no room left on the wall, students wrote on the stone wall beneath it or on the

lamppost next to it. Dylan McGahey, a junior, was another student at the wall earlier this week. “Before I die I’d want to go to a World Series game,” McGahey said. He claimed it’s something he’s always wanted to do and maybe one day he’ll actually do it. Junior Zac Desmarais joined his fellow students and picked up a piece of white chalk and searched for an open spot on the wall. Desmarias wrote that he would want to play for John Williams. “I’m a music major and also a huge Star Wars fan,” Desmarias said. “It would be my dream to play with John Williams because he composed most of the music for it.” The group advertised a little through Facebook, but according to Stadvec, the wall is meant to attract people and bring students together on its own. “It allows them to reflect on their lives,” Stadvec said. “What they want to do at UNH … inspire others and themselves to actually to do these things.”


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Evergreen Craft Fair puts local artisans on display By Melissa Proulx STAFF writer

The 36th Annual Evergreen Craft Fair is proving, once more, to be an ultimate showcase for local craftsmen to show off their talents, hobbies, interests and passions. The fair kicked off Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Granite State Room at the MUB. Each year, the event showcases the work of 50 select artists and craftsmen from all around the area; from wood to metal to clay to fiber to glass, those in attendance can marvel as well as purchase whatever jewelry, painting, or sculpture catches their eye.

“We really started

off with a bang. It’s the variety [that helps to make us so popular], we work very hard to keep it balanced.”

Suzanne Connor Director of Evergreen Craft Fair

Glynis Dixon, owner of Washed Ashore Designs, a jewelry and metalwork company based out of Maine who was invited to the festival for the first time this year,

was excited to show off her mixed metal and recycled material jewelry. Though Dixon has been running her company for the past four years, she only recently made it her fulltime job. “I stumbled across [jewelry making],” Dixon said. “I knew within the first three hours of the first [jewelry making] class I took that this was what I wanted to do.” Neal Flewelling, owner of Flewelling Guitar Works, attended the festival for the first time this year as well and shared much of the same excitement as Dixon. “We don’t often do fairs ourselves,” Neal said. “But they’re great exposures to all sorts of various crafts and skills.” It is this quality work and diversity that Suzanne Connor, the director of Evergreen, believes accounts for the fair’s popularity. Even two hours after the fair had opened, she estimated that the event had already seen a dramatic increase in the numbers since last year. “We really started off with a bang,” Connor said. “It’s the variety [that helps to make us so popular], we work very hard to keep it balanced. We can’t overwhelm the public with just one medium and work to stay in tune with what the average buyer [who attends these festivals] likes.” Many who attended the fair’s opening day echoed this. Gillian Barbato, currently working towards her master’s in

counseling here at UNH, said she was just walking by when she noticed the fair and that this was at least the third year she’s attended the festival. “I enjoy looking at all the locally- made crafts and getting some Christmas shopping done,” Barbato said. “It’s all handmade and unique. Not one thing is mass produced,” sophomore English teaching major Jen McCall said. “I love that I can buy something and just be like, ‘this is one of [a] kind, only I own this.’” Students were not the only ones in attendance, however. “I’ve been to a few of these shows and it’s always really neat,” Sean McDonald, a member of the New Hampshire Chronicle team who was in attendance, said. “Everything here is just so affordable and so tangible [in comparison to other places we’ve been.]” The Evergreen Fair will run until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Public admission is free. For more information and to see a list of the vendors in attendance, visit http:// www.evergreenfair.net.

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Art Department presents first student art sale By JOE DeGENNARO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Art Department at the University of New Hampshire held it’s first ever student art sale in the Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC) on Thursday. The sale ran from 1 to 6 p.m. in the art wing of the PCAC, and featured work from primarily undergraduate artists, including a few pieces from graduate students as well. The art sale included works in many different mediums, from pottery, to printmaking and painting. “Originally we thought [the sale] would just be pottery,” Ceramics Fellow and undergraduate Kayla Granoff said. After discussing the details of the event, Department Chair Jennifer Moses and Ceramics Lecturer Don Williams decided to open the sale to the entire department. The sale took up the entire lobby of the art wing in the PCAC, as well as the first floor hallway. Student artists had assorted work hanging on the walls and placed on tables for anyone to purchase. For many of the artists, this was their first chance to sell their artwork to the public. One of these students, print maker and BFA student Alli Alosa, sold six prints. “This was a great platform to start off from,” Alosa said. “It’s really cool that 100 percent of the proceeds go to the artists.” The logistics of holding the event were left to the six fellowship students in the department. The UNH Art Department awards six fellowships to highly qualified full-time art majors. In exchange for in-state tuition, these fellows agree to work for the department for 15 hours a week in a specific area of study. One of the fellows, senior BFA student Brianna Smith, hopes the event will continue in the future. ART SALE continued on Page 12

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Record Store Day was created in 2007 at a gathering of indie record storeowners and their employees. It was created “as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S., and thousands of similar stores internationally,” according to the Record Store Day website. One can expect to find special releases from CD’s and vinyl, as well as merchandise on Record Store Day. Officially launched in 2008 by Metallica in San Francisco, Record Store Day is now celebrated every third Saturday in April. In order to keep the spirit of indie record stores alive throughout the year, “Back to Black Friday” was

created. On Record Store Day’s website, “Back to Black Friday” is described as “giving record stores exclusive releases as part of the attempt to redirect focus of the biggest shopping day of the year to the desirable, special things to be found at local stores.” Also on the website is the profile of a typical participating store: “A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a stand alone brick and mortar retailer who’s main primary business focuses on a physical store location, whose product line consists of at least 50 percent music retail, whose company is not publicly traded, and who’s ownership is at least 70 percent located in the state of operation.” The stress is on the local music retailers whose main competition is corporations such as Best Buy or RECORD DAY continued on Page 12

According to the organization’s WildcatLink page, the orchestra is a “student-run ensemble that provides a stimulating learning environment for UNH undergraduate string players by exposing the members to the specific musical intricacies of working in a conductor-less ensemble.”

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Wal-Mart, who also have a stake music retail. And now with the rise of the Internet, even more stress is put on local record stores to adapt and survive. Record Store Day and “Back to Black Friday” have certainly done their part to boost sales despite the competition. When asked how the market has reacted to Record Store Day, Carrie Colliton, one of the cofounders of Record Store Day, said, “There are a lot of reasons for that, but we do think that our efforts to shine the light on the stores played a part in that. CD sales are a little bit of a different story, but we have many stores that still sell a higher percentage of CDs than anything else.” Colliton then points to the growing size of participating stores saying, “The fact that there are 200 more participating stores this year than last year means that someone out there is buying what they’re selling.” Though the list of exclusive releases isn’t quite as big on “Back to Black Friday” as it is for Record Store Day, you will still be hard pressed not to find something worth listening to. “This year we have about 100 titles,” Colliton said, “and they range from about 500 to 10,000 pieces each.” It seems that no genre will be left behind as Colliton goes on to say, “You’ll find everything from The Doors and the Rolling Stones to Ladytron, The Civil Wars and Nas. We really do try to have something for everyone.” “It’s everything, even the weird stuff you’d be surprised,” Manager at Bull Moose Music in Portsmouth Garrison Nein said. “There are no genres being totally ignored.” Bull Moose Music is just one of the many participating record stores in New England. Though they are technically a regional chain store, it is still a small, local business primarily focused on

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Employees of Bull Moose Music, located in downtown Portsmouth, show off some of the limited edition releases from Record Store Day, which took place on Black Friday. Early bird vinyl collectors were able to stop by and snag rare merchandise made exclusively for the musical holiday. selling music with most locations in Maine, and a few in New Hampshire. The Bull Moose in Portsmouth is regularly attended by what Nein calls the ‘vinyl heavy guys.’A crowd of about 30 to 40 ‘vinyl heavy guys’ were lined up at the store ready to buy their exclusive records bright and early in the morning; notably much more calm and civilized than the swarming mobs outside of department stores. “There were teenagers and there were people over 60,” Nein said, commenting on the diversity of the crowd. The Portsmouth location in particular tends to sell more vinyl than its counterparts, but sales still aren’t even close to other formats. Nein says that “Back to Black Friday” is nice because it is a day especially for vinyl: “A nice break from cheap DVD’s and CDs.” He remains optimistic though, when asked if vinyl still has a place in

music culture. “Absolutely, more so than ever since the introduction of CDs and especially since the introduction of mp3s,” Nein said, citing that sales have been “solidly up” over the past five years. He adds, “vinyl is the best alternative to CDs.” The rest of the day was certainly a busy one for Bull Moose, but lacking the hectic rush often accompanied by most Black Friday shopping. People seemed happy to be there, browsing and sharing music with, and among their fellow shoppers. “I think the future of record stores looks a lot like this, people are going to continue to like music and people are going to continue to want to support artists,” Nein said. To some, good music is a timeless gift unmatched by cheap, commercial products designed to break after a year. Nein shares this sentiment saying, “Music is so personal for everyone, and if you can know

someone well enough to buy the appropriate album for them then that’s a pretty special thing.” UNH students themselves seem to share many of the same views regarding records. “I think it’s an extremely worthy cause, since it gives local music shops a little of the spotlight on Black Friday instead of just these big name stores like Wal-Mart or something like that,” Joe Rogers, a resident assistant in Mills Hall, said. Other anonymous shoppers also expressed their support saying things such as, “I love that you can explore and discover new great bands and styles of music that you wouldn’t come across otherwise if shopping online for music,” or, “Giving someone music is one of those gifts that will last a lifetime. If it’s that one record you love and listen to over and over again there’s nothing better than being able to hold it in your hands. A lot of re-

cords are one of a kind that can’t be reproduced like other products.” But why should people go out and buy vinyl records when music is so accessible online? “I’d say what I always say, which is that there is something nice about the physical product, especially vinyl,” Colliton said. “I think it provides a way for people to calm down a little from the hectic, technology-filled life they lead and pay attention to the music. It can bring a nice human touch to the experience.” We all have our own reasons for loving music, and we all love different types. But whatever your preference is, a love of music is universal and can easily make for a choice gift for all types of occasion. A full list of releases, events and participating stores can be found at http://www.recordstoreday.com for anyone wishing to show their support for local businesses and spread the joy of good music.

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continued from page 11 “We want to do another show next semester,” Smith said. “We hope to start a tradition.” Smith, who focuses primarily on painting and printmaking, sold four prints, and five water color paintings. She also featured landscape paintings she made in Portsmouth, N.H., and paintings she made over the summer in Italy as a part of the departments study abroad program. “We opened the sale up to anybody who wanted to participate, from the intro level all the way to BFA students and even some masters students,” Smith said. Many art students wanted to participate in the event, and tables had to be pulled from around the department. Another student artist, Rebecca Emerson, was excited to sell her ceramics. Emerson specializes in a process called Raku, where ceramics are fired at low temperatures and then placed into a container with

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combustible materials. The process creates a random design around the glaze with some of the burnt materials leaving black charred markings around the vessel. “It’s a very fast, very fun process,” Emerson said. “At the end of the day I smell like a campfire and it’s great.” Williams had his ceramics students make pieces specifically for the sale. “I wanted to make sure we

had enough items to sell,” Williams said. Many of his students were slow to catch on to the sale at first. “They were like, ‘Do we really have to sell all our good stuff?’” By the time of the sale, however, many students were excited for the chance to sell some of their artwork to the public for the first time, and to have the chance for many people to experience their creations.


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NEWSROOM NOISE

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Talented group pulls some strings By REBECCA RUSSO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The members of the student run orchestra at the University of New Hampshire do not need a conductor and are very capable of pulling their own strings - something they will prove at their showcase this upcoming Saturday. Divertimento is a strings ensemble with 11 members currently. The ensemble rehearses twice a week in the Paul Creative Arts Center and is also required to play in the UNH Symphony Orchestra, which rehearses up to five hours per week. However, the best part about Divertimento is the cooperative aspect of the ensemble. “In a traditional orchestra, you become accustomed to playing exactly how the conductor wants you to, but in a student-led ensemble, all that artistic freedom is given to you,” member Paige Normandin said. The group has been playing together since 2010, created by students “to offer an opportunity to come together in the chamber setting to create brilliant music in an independent, supportive and friendly environment,” according to member Annemarie Pinard, a music education major, who has been

playing the violin for 12 years. Although Pinard is a music major, other members of the group are not, like Normandin, who has been playing the viola for 10 years and is currently studying economics. However, the group makes sure that their rehearsals work around everyone’s schedules, no matter what major they happen to be in. “We all work together. We all have a say in what pieces we play. It’s very collaborative,” senior chemical engineering and violist Madelyn Ball said. Despite being entirely student run, they do work closely with members of the music faculty who help them choose some of their repertoire, and offer them a lot of advice. They are also responsible for providing Divertimento a place to rehearse, which is fundamental to their success. Additionally, faculty will stop in from time to time and listen to them play, giving them feedback that helps them better their performances. The music department serves as an important support piece for the group, but it is the student members that are truly the heart of Divertimento, and they are proud of the collective effort that goes into their music. “It is a wonderful opportunity

to work alongside fellow music majors and minors as well as non-majors alike to create beautiful music for others to enjoy,” Pinard said. That music can be heard on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Wildcat Den. Divertimento only holds one performance per semester, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see them in action doing what they love, and have worked so hard to perfect. They will be performing works from Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Mozart and the show will run about two hours with a short intermission. Member Geoff Glover said that people should expect, “a nice blend of slow melodic pieces as well as energetic moving pieces like Mendelssohns Symphony.” He is most excited for the Don Giovanni No. 21 piece, as it will feature David Araujo, their featured singer for the evening. “Come on out and hear a great set of classical music that is sure not to bore,” Pinard said.

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Ping pong bounces back to Kingsbury By PATRICK McGOLDRICK staff writer

The illegitimate matrimony between Kingsbury and ping pong, despite months apart, has been consummated this week, proving that not every college relationship ends over Thanksgiving break. Months ago, the ping pong table on the third floor of Kingsbury was stolen – paddles and balls alike – only to be mysteriously returned in disrepair, beyond playability. For weeks the table went untouched, until fifth-year senior and math education major, Meagan Boucher, took it upon herself to fundraise for a new table. Boucher exceeded her goal of raising $300 by the start of second semester, raising $303 before Thanksgiving break. The new Stiga brand ping pong table was purchased on Black Friday for a discounted deal of $250, allowing Boucher to buy new paddles and balls with the surplus. The unassembled table was transported to Kingsbury that night, assembled the following Monday, and students were arguing over illegal serves and discussing top-spin techniques within the hour. “It’s just really good to have it [the new table] up before break,” Boucher said of her achievements.

“Don is really grateful, too.” Don Hadwin, professor of mathematics in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, donated the first table to the math department a few years ago. Hadwin’s affinity for ping pong originated back in the ‘70s. One of Hadwin’s Chinese graduate students at the time was a semiprofessional ping pong player, and taught Hadwin what he knows about the sport. “I wish [Boucher] didn’t have to go through all this trouble to buy the table herself,” Hadwin said of Boucher’s efforts to attain a new table. “But what she did was really incredible, amazing.” The fundraising process started weeks ago as a Facebook page fitted with a PayPal link enabling people to donate towards the new table. The page currently has 48 likes, but it didn’t have donations for a week, prompting Boucher to seek alternative fundraising avenues. “I kind of always knew I’d have to do more than the website,” Boucher explained of the slow process. One day, a single donation of $20 came in through the website, followed by another single donation of $50. “I took it as a sign,” Boucher said of the large donations and was subsequently energized to orga-

nize a bake sale, feeling she owed the generous patrons table tennis. “My mom made two pies and my friends helped me bake,” Boucher said, adding that she wasn’t going to talk about how long it took her to bake all the desserts for the sale, and she’s “never going to bake again.”

triots are not yet out of the woods. While Boucher and her friends were assembling the table, Edward Hinson, chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department, said it was fine the table be assembled, so long as no one plays ping pong until it is cleared with higher authority. Hinson’s ban, delivered

“I wish [Meagan Boucher] didn’t have to

go through all this trouble to buy the table herself. But what she did was really incredible, amazing.”

Don Hadwin

Professor, donated first ping pong table The sale took place the Wednesday after Veterans Day, selling a panoply of goods including chocolate chip cookies, chocolate- covered Oreos, oatmeal raisin cookies, multiple apple pies, cranberry bread, pumpkin whoopee pies, homemade apple cinnamon donuts and more. The elaborate spread, combined with the money raised through the Facebook page, reached Boucher’s fundraising goals; thereafter, Boucher immediately put a table on hold at the Dick’s Sporting Goods in Newington. Despite all this effort, Boucher and her ping-pong-loving compa-

anachronistically after the old table was played on for years without incident, discouraged Boucher and her friends, but not enough to keep them from playing a few rounds anyway. Boucher’s roguish gesture was not an isolated incident. While the ping pong ruling is suspended in the legal limbo, math and engineering majors have taken to the new table. “We never played on the old one,” freshman Sean Philbrick said. “I don’t think there were paddles for it.” Philbrick was enjoying a game of ping pong on the new table with

his friend Troy Reinold, also a freshman. Reinold, spinning one of the new paddles in his hand, said he’d like to “‘dap’ up” whoever bought the new table. Juniors Chelsea Yates and Marla Lantos were lounging on the chairs and couches framing the table, both confirming that the idea of a ping pong table in a mathematics hall is a very interesting concept. “It’s a nice stress reliever,” Yates said of the new table. “I’d play if it weren’t finals week,” Lantos added. With Christmas a few weeks away, it’s nice to see even the Grinchiest of actions – like stealing a locus of community and then deciding to return said object after undergoing an existential crisis on the proverbial (though literal with the Grinch analogy) precipice of morality – can still be thwarted by stalwart beliefs and baked goods. The sound of engineering and math majors arguing over illegal serves and whose top-spin has just the right amount of top-spin can once again be heard echoing through the third floor of Kingsbury due, largely, to the stalwart dedication of Boucher.

Comments, critiques, complaints? Contact JuLIE FORTIN at

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Green Collar Careers:

Angela Lambert, Owner of Ancient Traditions Natural Medicine By THERESA CONN contributing writer

Ancient Traditions Natural Medicine is a naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine center in Portsmouth, N.H. Angela Lambert, 47, has created a practice that uses different alternative medicine techniques to help clients with everything from food allergies to cancer. “Essentially, I figure out what is out of balance within the body,” Lambert said. “I try to remind the body how it should naturally operate; often, the body has just forgotten.” With a doctorate in natural medicine, a Master of Science in oriental medicine, and a dual bachelor’s degree in music therapy and music education, Lambert brings a variety of perspectives to her practice. Along with her passion for holistic health, Lambert is dedicated to operating her business with as little impact on the environment as possible. After all, Lambert believes that natural medicine and sustainability are “a perfect fit.” Theresa Conn (TC): What do you like most about your job? Angela Lambert (AL): I like watching people realize how much control they have over their own

health. I love the ‘light bulb moment’ when my patients realize that the answer to their health problem isn’t a pill, but something they can shift within their own lifestyles – and that it really is possible to be well. I have all sorts of tools to help people feel better: Chinese herbs, flower essences, biotherapeutic draining ... there are a lot of big, confusing words involved in my field, but the philosophy behind naturopathic medicine is relatively simple. Essentially, you get out what you put in; if the body is full of toxins, it will not work properly.  TC: Where did you go to college? Does your college education help with your current job? What skills from college most prepared you for the work you do now? AL: I have a dual degree in music therapy and music education from the College of Wooster in Ohio. I loved working with music; I had a music therapy internship in a psychiatric hospital in Florida, did my student teaching in London and taught in several schools throughout the country. I loved it, and was great at it, but I started to get bored. When I turned 30, I took a look at my life. I had a challenging time in my twenties when I experienced a health problem that was potentially Angela Lambert owns the Chinese medicine center, Ancient Traditions Natural Medicine, and aims to run her business with little environmental impact. The company helps patients become healthier through natural methods, such as Chinese herbs and flower essences. “You can’t practice naturopathic medicine without ‘being green,” Lambert said.

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serious. My father advised me to see a naturopathic doctor, and it changed my life. Years later, I decided I wanted to learn about alternative medicine. I began with massage therapy school, and then trained to be a naturopathic doctor. In addition to my naturopathic doctorate, I obtained a master’s in oriental medicine. I practiced for several years in Oregon, and then returned to New Hampshire and opened Ancient Traditions. My undergrad degree absolutely helps me with my current job. I still incorporate music therapy into my practice. My degree taught me how music can influence body health, and how to use that as a tool to support change. However, I think that one of the most important things I learned during my time in college was how to do “big picture” thinking. At school, it’s easy to get hung up on little dayto-day things; it’s the same after college, too. Starting in high school and continuing in college, I started to think about how my work could fit into a larger mission of making people happier and healthier. College also gave me time management and organizational skills, which are vital to succeed in any field. Being a musician also taught me how to really listen; this helps me connect with my patients.

TC: What do you look for in an employee in this field? AL: My only employee is my office manager, Lisa. When I realized I needed administrative help, I knew I wanted a person who could find ways to spread my message, not someone who would just push paper around. I needed someone who wasn’t just looking for a job; I needed someone who was looking for a new passion. While I was practicing in Oregon, I had many naturopathic students who observed my work. To be successful in the natural medicine world, I believe it’s important to have an open mind. So much of what we do is unconventional; it’s important for students to believe in the idea that nature is medicine.   TC: What made you integrate sustainability into your business / go into a green industry? AL: Well, it’s part of our philosophy. Natural medicine operates on the principle that we can sustain our own health if we learn how to decrease toxins in our bodies. The same goes for the environment. The planet will only be healthy if we can decrease our pollution and impact on it. You can’t practice naturopathic medicine without “being green.” Nature teaches us about balance, and restoring balance is the

backbone of naturopathic medicine. If we don’t take care of our bodies and the environment, and if we don’t respect and honor the gifts from each, both our health and the health of the environment will disappear. Environmentalism and naturopathic medicine go hand in hand. TC: What are you most proud of in your business as relates to sustainability?  AL: I’m proud of the fact that I teach people to pay attention to their food. I encourage my patients to pay attention to local farmers, understand where their food comes from, investigate how it is processed, and to really think about what impacts chemicals have on their bodies and the environment. Ancient Traditions Natural Medicine is a green-certified business in the Green Alliance. For more info on Ancient Traditions, visit http://www.naturalmedicinenh.org. To learn more about the Green Alliance, go to http://www. greenalliance.biz.   Theresa Conn is a senior Environmental Conservation and Sustainability major at UNH and a writer for the Green Alliance.


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Annual winter celebration with UNH Dining By BILL CULLINANE CONTRIBUTING WRITER

On Wednesday night, UNH Dining hosted its annual Winter Celebration at Holloway Commons, serving a variety of traditional holiday meals in order to “give students a taste of home.” In addition to serving meals ranging from roast prime rib to eggnog cheesecake, UNH Dining decorated its central dining hall to resemble a Disney-themed winter wonderland.

really fun atmosphere,” sophomore Alvin Luong said. “It’s a welcomed change with the stress of finals right around the corner.” According to Lepkowski, rare dinner options like the aforementioned specialty ravioli are a major reason why students tend to flock to dining halls on these celebratory occasions. Many faculty members also accompanied their families to the Winter Celebration, enhancing the holiday-like atmosphere of the evening. “We always hold our meals to

“Events like the Winter Celebration are

[UNH Dining’s] way of saying thank you.”

Colette Lepkowski

Holloway Commons Assistant Manager “We host events like this to break up the routine of students,” Holloway Commons Assistant Manager Colette Lepkowski said. This change of routine was evident to students upon entrance to the dining hall, where a large blue banner, decorated with white stars, was hung. Once inside, students were greeted with festive ceiling decorations and tablecloths. “The decorations make for a

a very high standard,” Lepkowski said. “However, we do think students like having other high quality meals that we don’t serve frequently.” The efforts put forth by UNH Dining services to diversify the menu for the Winter Celebration were appreciated by students. For students across campus, the opportunity to indulge in holiday meals and desserts was also offered at the Stillings and Philbrook dining

halls, with the latter even featuring a live goat in the lobby for students to pet and photograph. According to Lepkowski, each dining hall has a fairly similar menu, but also offers different options in order to give patrons of each dining hall their own special experience. For students seeking more traditional dinners, several stations, including the stir-fry and pizza stations, offered the usual options. Despite the delicious dinner dishes presented by each dining hall, Lepkowski noted the atmosphere of the event as its defining characteristic. In order to achieve this desired effect, staffers wore Santa hats and hung wreaths and lights throughout the different dining halls. “It’s an awesome atmosphere,” sophomore Kayla Vigue said. “I would’ve gone to all three dining halls if I could’ve.” On behalf of UNH Dining, Lepkowski said she was pleased to hear that students enjoyed this year’s Winter Celebration. “No matter what holiday someone celebrates, everybody seems to celebrate winter,” Lepkowski said. “Events like the Winter Celebration are [UNH Dining’s] way of saying thank you. We’re really glad to have you as customers and as friends.”

(Left) Dining showed off its creativity with holidaythemed desserts, including these reindeer cupcakes. (Center) Eggnog topped with whipped cream was a big hit with UNH students. (Right) Employees spread holiday cheer with their festive outfits. Stillings, Holloway Commons, and Philbrook dining halls all participated in the annual winter celebration meal on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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Andrew “Sandy” Marsters Thank you for all that you have taught us. You will be greatly missed by many journalism students, past and present. “Meeting Stangers 101” will never be the same without you.

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Spanking may lead to law-breaking, study shows By Melissa Proulx STAFF writer

A childhood punishment’s long-term effects on the individual were quantified once again in a recent study published by one of our own. Murray Straus, a UNH sociology professor and the co-director of the Family Research Lab, was able to conclude that students who were spanked regularly as a child are more likely to be lawbreakers. The findings were based off of the International Parenting Study, which surveyed 11,408 university students from 15 different nations between 2006 and 2010. Students were given a questionnaire that focused on their “relationships with their parents when they were 10 years old and what the parents did and did not do,” according to Straus. From this study, Straus was able to conclude that nearly twothirds of students from almost all of the countries surveyed reported having been spanked at the age of 10. “In most countries, we saw about 65 percent of students reported being spanked,” Straus said. There were some outliers, though. “In the United States, however, about 75 percent of students reported being spanked. We’re a big spanking country,” Straus said. Accounting for gender, Straus found that those who reported regular spanking also reported having committed more crimes. For example, the results from all 15 nations

showed that 29 percent of women and 44 percent of men reported that they had stolen money from others at some point in their lives and that 16 percent of women and 8 percent of men admitted to hitting a romantic partner at some point in the 12 months prior to the survey.

“Spanking at any

point is an example set by parents. It teaches them that it’s morally correct to hit someone who’s doing something wrong.”

Murray Straus

UNH sociology professor Though Straus says there is no one reason why spanking increases a child’s probability of committing crimes in the future, it does help to provide some insight, particularly in the case of relationship abuse. “Spanking at any point is an example set by parents,” he said. “It teaches them that it’s morally correct to hit someone who’s doing something wrong. The trouble with that principle is that all [romantic] partners misbehave, in the other’s opinion, sooner or later.” He also explained that the action also causes a disconnected between children and their parents. “The bonds of a child with

their law-abiding parents is very important for them to be law-abiding citizens themselves,” Straus said. “Each time a child is spanked, it chips away a little tiny bit at that bond. Over time, the bond can almost erode away completely.” Straus, whose interest in this study stemmed from previous work, said that this evidence, though not the first of its kind, is necessary in order to help drive home the point to parents that spanking is not a punishment to dabble in whatsoever. Straus also said that his research differed from others in the past, due to the fact that he took a more in-depth look, analyzing factors such as the impact which parent(s) did the spanking. “Many parent books or articles will tell you to ‘avoid it if you can,’” he said. “We need to get across [to people] that you have to go with what the research shows. You have to pay attention to the evidence rather than individual experience.” In terms of advice for parents about how to raise children to be the best they can be, his advice was simple. “The holiday season is fast approaching and many people are thinking of great gifts to give their kids,” he said. “I think the best gift you can give is to promise yourself you’ll never spank them and you’ll ultimately give them the gift of a greater probability of a happier and healthier life. There are many other ways of correcting behavior. Just leave out the spanking part and rely on all the other things you do.”

DID YOU KNOW?

75% 65% of American students report being spanked as a child...

... while in other countries, this number is about

V. 29 percent of women who reported being spanked had stolen money in their lives and 16 percent admitted to hitting a romantic partner.

44 percent of men who reported being spanked had stolen money in their lives and 8 percent admitted to hitting a romantic partner.

Five key moments in Mandela’s life J

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press

OHANNESBURG— Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, was regarded as one of the great figures of the past century for his generosity of spirit, sacrifices in the name of equality and his efforts to reconcile the races in South Africa amid the ever-present specter of conflict. Here are a few momentous occasions in the life of Mandela, told partly through his own words:

April 20, 1964: Charged with sabotage, Mandela delivered a statement during his trial in Pretoria that revealed the depth of his resolve in the fight against apartheid and his willingness to lay down his life in an effort to end white racist rule. “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people,” Mandela said. “I have fought against white domination, and I

Feb. 11, 1990: Mandela walked out of South Africa’s Victor Verster Prison near Cape Town after 27 years in captivity, holding hands with his wife, Winnie. He held up his fist and smiled broadly. Mandela’s release after so long was almost inconceivable for deliriously happy supporters who erupted in cheers as hundreds of journalists pressed forward. The world watched the electrifying occasion live on television. Because of Mandela’s decades-long confinement, few people knew what he looked like or had seen a recent photograph. Mandela said he was astounded by the reception. “When I was among the crowd I raised my right fist, and there was a roar. I had not been able to do that for 27 years and it gave me a surge of strength and joy,” Mandela wrote. He also recalled: “As I finally walked through those gates to enter a car on the other side, I felt — even at the age of 71 — that my life was beginning anew.”

have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Two months later, he and seven other defendants were sentenced to life in prison.

June 24, 1995: Mandela strode onto the field at the Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg, wearing South African colors and bringing the overwhelmingly white crowd of more than 60,000 to its feet. They chanted “Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!” as the president congratulated the victorious home team in a moment that symbolized racial reconciliation. Mandela’s decision to wear the Springbok emblem, the symbol once hated by blacks, conveyed the message that rugby, for so long shunned by the black population, was now for all South Africans. The moment was portrayed in “Invictus,” a Hollywood movie directed by Clint Eastwood. The film tells the story of South Africa’s transformation under Mandela’s leadership through the prism of sport.

May 10, 1994: Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa after democratic elections, taking the oath of office at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the South African capital. Leaders and other dignitaries from around the world attended the historic occasion, which offered many South Africans another chance to celebrate in the streets.

July 11, 2010: A smiling Mandela waved to the crowd at the Soccer City stadium at the closing ceremony of the World Cup, whose staging in South Africa allowed the country, and the continent, to shine on one of the world’s biggest stages. Mandela appeared frail as he was driven in a golf cart alongside his wife, Graca Machel. Mandela had kept a low profile during the month-long tournament, deciding against attending the opener June 11 after the death of his great-grand daughter in a traffic accident following a World Cup concert. The former president did not address the crowd on that emotional day in the stadium. It was his last public appearance.

At the close of his inauguration speech, Mandela said: “Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world,” he said. “Let freedom reign. The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement! God bless Africa! Thank you.”


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Gracious and tough, Mandela was fun to cover By JOHN DANISZEWSKI Associated Press

NEW YORK— The thing about Nelson Mandela was that he made the rest of us want to be almost as noble as he. Imprisoned for 27 years, the anti-apartheid leader who had declared at his 1964 trial that he was willing to die for his beliefs in human dignity and racial equality emerged from that experience not filled with hatred, but courtly, magnanimous, humble and goodhumored. His very demeanor served as the rebuttal to all those who peddled fear and foretold disaster and bloodshed should black South Africans get the vote and take power in Pretoria. It is easy to forget what a seething cauldron South Africa had become by the early 1990s as part of its white minority struggled to hang on to the three centuries of privilege made possible by apartheid. Khaki-clad farmers with pistols at their side were setting off bombs and pledging never to submit to majority rule. The townships with their shantytown poverty were ablaze with guns and violence as ANC activists and backers of the government-encouraged and Zuludominated Inkatha Freedom Party fought with terrifying ferocity. In Guguletu, outside Cape Town, a young American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl was chased down and killed by a mob of youths shouting racial taunts of “Kill the farmer.” An

anti-apartheid Communist leader, Chris Hani, was gunned down and killed by a right-wing Polish immigrant. The nation felt like a tinderbox, a stage set for a bloodbath.

they were now, at last, full citizens in the land of their birth. Part of the privilege of being around Nelson Mandela in those days was to see the undiluted joy he spread whenever he entered a town-

“At the end of day, I have often felt that I have spent my time very fruitfully.”

Nelson Mandela Anti-apartheid leader

But what Mandela ushered into history instead was his profound regard for the rights of all South Africans to claim a share of the national patrimony. It was a point he boldly made on almost every public occasion, whether to householders in the white and affluent Johannesburg suburb of Houghton or on a stage thrown up at a dilapidated football stadium crammed to the rafters with township dwellers clamoring for economic justice. Through tedious and patient negotiations over several years after his release from prison, the framework was set for the country’s first all-race elections in April 1994, even though almost until the last minute it was not clear that all the conflicting parties would participate. When the day finally dawned cold and clear, South Africans saw themselves as the rainbow nation they really were. More than 22 million people voted, their lines snaking over the verdant green hills, and it was evident to the majority that

ship or a small settlement in one of the dusty impoverished homelands set up by apartheid governments to separate black from white South Africans. As the cars carrying Mandela and his supporters jolted along the rutted dirt tracks, they soon would be joined by school children running alongside as fast as they could, shouting deliriously for “Madiba, Madiba,” the clan name that he is affectionately called. The stream of onlookers would coalesce into a river and then a sea of humanity outside whatever banner-draped venue had been chosen for his election rally. Finally, when the cars could move no farther, Mandela with his trusted aides would unfold himself from the vehicle and slowly walk through the people, smiling and waving and occasionally raising his fist in an ANC salute with a different brightly colored and patterned shirt on every day. Inside there would be dancing,

New club raises awareness about women’s issues in business world By Sameer Panesar contributing writer

Women in Business, a new club started this semester, hopes to educate women and the larger university community on the issues that affect women in the business world through seminars, workshops and panels. Senior Sarah Daigle founded the club this fall, which has grown in membership to 45 women. Daigle, a marketing major, was inspired to start the club after reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer. “I wanted to start an organization that builds on [Sandberg’s] principles,” Daigle said. “[Sandberg’s book] is all about encouraging women to lean in. If you want to stay in your career and not worry too much about all the other outside pressures that are telling you not to lean into your career, ignore those and do what you want to do.” According to Daigle, the club is popular among women in business majors. “Many members mentioned that there was no outlet that just focused on women in the business school,” Daigle said. “Women in Business provides a welcoming environment for women and our conversations are relatable to class-

work. My goal is to create a friendly environment in which the women in the group can learn about issues that affect women in the business world.” Daigle emphasized the environment the club provides. “Some activities, such as team-building workshops and developing presentation skills, are difficult to do in the classroom,” Daigle said. “They can be easier managed in a small, supportive environment.” So far this semester, the club has held sessions with four female guest speakers and also had a small business owner panel in which the club members learned about the struggles and advantages of starting a business. The guest speakers have included a sought-after Boston wedding planner, an IBM employee and a UNH professor. “I hope that the speakers serve as a source of inspiration for the club members,” Daigle said. All the guest speakers have highlighted the unique struggles professional women face. “What’s been important to all the guest speakers is how do you maintain that balance between being the perfect mother, wife and employee?” Daigle said. “We’ve talked a lot about that. How do you stay psychologically calm while trying to do a million things

at once?” Daigle attributes this battle to societal conventions. “We still expect the mom to go home and make dinner and take care of the children,” Daigle said. She even witnessed this assumption first-hand at a dinner party. “There was a couple [at the party] with two kids,” Daigle said. “The father is a stay-at-home dad and the mother is a successful accountant and the people at the dinner party were talking about how the wife is such a terrible mom because she doesn’t cook dinner for her children.” For Daigle, the university’s business school has had a significant impact on her career plans. “The business school has really taught me a lot about who I am and I give them a lot of credit for it,” Daigle said. “The marketing department, including the faculty, has really inspired me.” Daigle hopes that Women in Business will provide the same opportunity to other women in the business school. “I want [club members] to be inspired and feel like it’s possible whatever they want to achieve,” Daigle said. “I want [Women in Business] to be a place where women can go and say, ‘I can do whatever I put my mind to.’”

swaying, ululating, cheering and singing of his name, until he spoke in his unmistakable rasping voice, his slow cadence lending gravitas to his message. He could be firm with his followers, upbraiding them like a stern uncle — saying they were embarrassing the cause when they tore down posters of opponents or heckled members of the National Party of F.W. de Klerk, his Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate and (to Mandela) little-loved partner in South Africa’s peaceful transition. “People will believe that we are unfit for government,” he would warn followers when they showed any signs of hooligan behavior. He was loyal as well to the Third World and to the NonAligned Movement, the countries that had formed the anti-apartheid front. Even when he was firmly embraced by the U.S. government, he would not forsake his old revolutionary allies Yasser Arafat, Moammar Gadhafi or Robert Mugabe — those who had befriended his cause at a time when the world’s richer and more powerful countries were still supporting apartheid South Africa. And he could be brutal with his political opponents. At the single televised debate with de Klerk before the election, Mandela was so scathing verbally, coming on relentlessly like the boxer he once was in his youth, that many viewers felt sorry for the last white leader of South Africa. And Mandela completely flummoxed him when he

seized de Klerk’s hand for a unifying handshake at the end. I met Mandela a few times at small group interviews during those years, including on the morning after voting in his historic election ended. After his swearing-in for president on the steps of the rosehued government building in Pretoria, where an honor guard of South African fighter jets roared overhead in formation trailing different colors to salute to the nation’s first democratically chosen leader, Mandela slipped easily into the role of president. He faced a constant round of hosting dignitaries and celebrities, chairing Cabinet meetings, and traveling, leaving many day-to-day affairs to his ministers and to his chosen political heir Thabo Mbeki. In a meeting for a group of foreign journalists when he was then 77, he recounted all the affairs of state and problems of the country that were keeping him busy, but made clear nevertheless that he was still energetic and still relishing the burden of leading his nation and serving as an icon for Africa and for the cause of truth and reconciliation everywhere. “At the end of day, I have often felt that I have spent my time very fruitfully,” he told us with his typical understatement and a slight twinkle in the eye. Remembering now, and contemplating one man’s long and momentous journey into history, I can only agree.

NH Briefs Teen filmmakers compete to ‘Spark a Reaction’ CONCORD— Teens in New Hampshire have the chance to enter a video contest with the slogan “Spark a Reaction,” to use themes from science to promote the use of public libraries. The Young Adult Librarians of New Hampshire say the 2014 Teen Video Challenge is part of a national competition that asks teens to create 30- to 90-second public service announcements that promote reading and libraries. They can incorporate subjects such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics and other scientific fields and topics into

their videos. Entries must be designed for use at any library and appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages. Participants must be 13-18 years old and legal residents of New Hampshire. They can work on their own or as a team. The deadline is Feb. 14, 2014. Videos will be judged on creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation and inspiration, and overall impact. New Hampshire’s top entry will be awarded $275, with the winner’s public library receiving $125.

Growers donate Christmas trees to military BETHLEHEM— Christmas tree growers in New Hampshire and Vermont have donated 450 Christmas trees to military families and U.S. bases around the world. The trees were collected at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Rocks Christmas Tree Farm in Bethlehem, N.H. as part of a nationwide effort called “Trees for Troops.” Trees were donated by grow-

ers, regional businesses, schools and individuals. The trees will go to 60-plus military bases in the United States and overseas. More than 18,000 trees are expected to be donated this year. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx, along with the National Christmas Tree Association, have donated 140,000 trees since 2005. Last year, more than 17,000 trees were donated.

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Students’ friendly nature poses a safety problem

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e’ve written before about the sense of community that exists among University of New Hampshire students in Durham. For a fairly large university of nearly 15,000 students, UNH can feel much more intimate than those numbers indicate. This sense of intimacy and community breeds a sense of comfort for most students, which is by most measures positive, but what about when we become too comfortable in our community? As this issue’s front page article indicates, students don’t seem to hesitate to allow others into their secure place of residence, holding or opening doors for almost anyone. Apparently we are a friendly, considerate, trusting student body. In most instances, these are valued and admirable traits. However in this situation, these qualities of trust and friendliness can become threatening to student safety. The article posed a valid question: “But what is more important: student safety or the ability to lend a helping hand to a stranger?” Students are faced with what should be a difficult situation: allow students to enter the dorm to be polite or close the door on strangers and appear rude. Most of the time though, this is an easy decision for UNH students; the majority are polite and hold the door for the unfamiliar face walking behind them.

In almost all instances, the stranger you are holding the door for is probably just entering your residence hall to visit a friend. Perhaps the visitor does not want to inconvenience his friend by asking him to leave the comfort of his room to come open the door for him. Or perhaps it is just good timing that someone is entering or exiting the building, holding the door open for a visitor to meet other students to work on a homework assignment.

The current policy put in place this year is not working to increase student safety; all that it seems to have increased is inconvenience. What if the stranger walking in the door behind you is a fellow UNH student but is also an uninvited visitor to your building? This is not an assumption that all uninvited visitors are violent or destructive, but they could be potentially bothersome to other students. Part of what makes UNH such a remarkable community is the fact

that students are so openly friendly and trusting. However, some skepticism is healthy. If the student lingering near the door does not look familiar, it should be acceptable to ask if he or she if a resident of the building. Even if they are not, they should not mind the question and your opposition to let a stranger into a residence hall. If this stranger is a campus resident, he or she should be able to understand this from the opposite perspective of not strangers in their own building. The current policy put in place this year is not working to increase student safety; all that it seems to have increased is inconvenience. When the former policy was in place, students were at least able to enter others’ dorms during the daytime with their student IDs, a reasonably secure policy. However, this policy allowing students access only to their own dorms prohibits entrance, but apparently not in a productive way. This policy sounds like a secure solution in theory but is not in practicality. UNH students are for the most part friendly students who are comfortable on campus. Housing should take these behaviors into consideration when designing a new policy; students should be able to find a balance in their residential safety and in politeness to fellow students.

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Fascism is becoming mainstream

n a previous column, I opened with Sinclair Lewis’ quote that “when fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.” It is something that I think should be reiterated here because it is disturbingly true. We are sitting passively aside and allowing racist, nationalist, sexist and openly fascist rhetoric to be used in mainstream American discourse; our apathy has allowed truly dangerous rhetoric to become normative and conventional. We have allowed these sentiments to enter mainstream debates under the guise of “liberty” and “freedom” terms, which serve in actuality only as overly romanticized illusions that try to legitimate the truly imperial beliefs that many people are conditioned into thinking. Of course, no one can blame people for having a degree of internalized hetero-normative nationalism, especially when the corporate media is constantly bombarding us with waves of capitalist and patriarchal propaganda designed to induce manufactured consent amongst the masses. Fundamentalist conservatism. Uncompromising traditionalism. “Free market” dogma. Reagan worship. Militant homophobia and systemic sexism. Never-ending war. Consolidation of corporate power. Secret money influencing politics. The erosion of the New Deal and slashing of the social

safety net with the neoliberal machete. Is American fascism so unrealistic a possibility? Or are there already undercurrents of it in mainstream, establishment politics?

The spirit of fascism is alive and well in American politics, but it lies hidden just beneath the surface. It bothers me to think that there are people who think that war is justified. Are we going to continue to think that needlessly killing countless human souls is necessary because two parties can’t come to a resolution over a socially constructed ideological conflict? No, we should never think that war is an appropriate solution to anything. It only generates more animosity, more hate, more hostility. Bombing for peace, drone striking for democracy and imperially colonizing for liberty - these are all contradictions. War will never be able to be a means through which one can bring about lasting, genuine peace. War is the most fundamental symptom of capitalism because material scarcity pits parties against one another and reduces all hu-

From the Left Dan Fournier man relations to violent jealousy. It – and all the social constructs that attempt to justify it – strips humanity of any chance for productive cooperation and tells everyone that some other demographic is to blame. And then, when that group is an oppressed minority struggling to survive inside a structurally abusive system, the oppression will not even be noticed because it will have been phased in gradually over time. It will be normative, accepted and part of everyday culture. Since the fascist experiments in Europe during World War II (and those outside Europe that tried to emulate them – Pinochet in Chile, etc.), mainstream American debates have been tainted with their hyper-patriotism. One is no longer allowed to critique the government; to do so makes one “un-American.” One can no longer oppose their country’s war (or, in the case of the U.S., “wars”) without being called a spineless traitor. And one certainly cannot propose even moderate economic reform without being called an anti-capitalist parasite. We may not have a political

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system that is as openly totalitarian as the fascist police-states throughout the 1900s, but have do have something much worse: a strict, puritanical culture that does not tolerate open philosophic dissent. We have allowed the ruling political and financial elite to place a boundary around what is allowed to be said – anything that even questions the structural integrity of the system is thrown out the window. Fascist nations need war to feed and drive their military-industrial complex. War is the means through which fascists drum up a nationalist fervor via “rally around the flag” rhetoric – it only serves as a tool through which power can be increasingly removed from democratic, publicly-accountable institutions and centralized in inaccessible corporate boardrooms. There has been a perverted marriage between corporate CEOs and politicians ever since the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court case; indeed, it bares a disturbing similarity to the famous Mussolini quote wherein he said, “fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” What is even more disturbing is how Mussolini’s views are part of the American mainstream – think of the 2012 DNC, wherein President Bill Clinton said that the country should “focus on the future, with business and government working together.” The

spirit of fascism is alive and well in American politics, but it lies hidden just beneath the surface. Or maybe it’s beginning to shift from being hidden - think of the establishment of Golden Dawn offices (the Greek nationalist and neo-Nazi party that arose in response to their crushing public debt) in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The fact that their far-right institutions explicitly stating their racist jingoism growing across our country worries me daily. Open your eyes and realize that there are hegemonic power systems all around you. There are totalitarian cultural values that mentally enslave each and every one of us, all of which need to be resolutely cast off in order to create a political environment that is conducive for progressive growth and creative development. Do not be afraid to point out totalitarian power structures and call for the revolutionary abolition - we must do everything we can to crush the fascist embryo growing in our country before it’s too late and we wake up in a dystopian police-state.

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

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A plea for a more reasonable debate

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he debate between the right and the left is not, as both TNH political opinion columnists would have you believe, a debate between capitalism and socialism. The vast majority of liberals in the United States are unequivocal supporters of capitalism, including President Obama. To equate the left with socialism is deplorably misguided; the analogue is to equate the right with anarchism. This circular argument has been on parade in the opinion column of TNH for an entire semester — a microcosm of the broader polarization in America. It’s time to temper the hyperbole, rise above the parochialism, and bring this debate back to the center. Mr. Daniel Fournier purportedly represents the left, but I have yet to read a column of his that I agree with in the slightest (disclosure: I’m liberal). One of his more recent columns, for example, left me baffled. Mr. Fournier asserted that Jesus Christ should be considered as one of the fathers of socialism and that capitalism is radically evil. In attempting to prove his point, Mr. Fournier cited the apocryphal authority of three anti-capitalist priests, several lines from the Bible, and his own conspiratorial daydreams—all lacquered in aggressive rhetoric.

I want readers to know that the left in America does not consist of socialist demagogues, but that it is instead a collection of moderate liberals who would rather see compromise than ideological warmongering. I appreciate Mr. Fournier’s passion, but he does not realize that in pursuing a Jesus-was-asocialist-so-capitalism-is-bad argument he has completely removed himself from any reasonable political debate. He has not touched upon a modicum of

From the Center Ethan Gauvin what it means to be on the left in American politics; rather he has managed to make the left appear radical, bitter and nihilistic. I want readers to know that the left in America does not consist of socialist demagogues, but that it is instead a collection of moderate liberals who would rather see compromise than ideological warmongering. As if to undermine the aforementioned point, one of Mr. Phil Boynton’s (From the Right) recent columns was titled “Comparing Capitalism and Socialism.” Thanks to the socialist battle cries coming from his counterpart, it is too easy for Mr. Boynton to frame the debate as a struggle between these two economic systems. The reality is far different. We are not choosing between capitalism and socialism in American politics; we are instead debating the proper role of government within a capitalist system. Capitalism ostensibly tells us that free markets must be left untouched, but after more than a century of cyclical economic collapse and recovery we have learned that free markets require a strong government presence in order to remain stable. Even Adam Smith, author of “Wealth of Nations” and the apotheosis of modern capitalism, acknowledged that complex free markets necessitate the regulation of paper money, banks, and financial institutions in order to safeguard against economic catastrophe. Moreover, Smith felt that the “subjects of every state ought to contribute toward the support of the government … in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state,” in other words, the wealthy should pay taxes proportionate to their income. Many modern conservatives envision a capitalist system that is profoundly unrealistic. In praising the merits of limited government, Mr. Boynton calls for an “unwavering, unabashed, unfettered unleash of the American spirit,” but what does this mean? It is jingoistic newspeak for: weakening labor unions, lowering the minimum wage, cutting welfare, taxing the middle class more than the wealthiest citizens and, most

ominously, complete deregulation of business, banking and finance. The same kind of deregulation that directly led to the financial meltdown in 2008. The same kind of deregulation that lets Wall Street make risky bets with the money earned on Main Street. The same kind of deregulation that crippled our economy, closed banks, destroyed jobs, and ruined families — while the financial industry profited. Had the federal government not acted quickly to stem the tide in 2008 (and here I give credit to both Bush and Obama), this lingering recession would have undoubtedly been much worse — economists on both sides of the aisle predicted a depression.

This is the sort of solution people can get behind, brought to you by neither the right nor the left, but by a practical, levelheaded center. Mr. Boynton and his colleagues on the right must recognize that government is inexorably connected to the economy and that this relationship does not always spell doom; it can be managed wisely. We will not be successful by adhering to the proclamations of laissez-faire doctrinaires. And we will not find the best solution by appealing to socialism or Jesus. Let’s listen to the American people: surveys found that over 90 percent of voters – Republican and Democrat – listed regulating financial services and products as either “important” or “very important” in the last election. We can start by passing legislation that separates commercial banking activity from financial and securities firms in a manner similar to the Glass-Steagall Act. This is the sort of solution people can get behind, brought to you by neither the right nor the left, but by a practical, levelheaded center.

s Ethan Gauvin is a senior political science major.

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Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Thumbs up to finally getting around to putting up holiday decorations. Thumbs down to decorating-related injuries. Thumbs up to making paper snowflakes. What else are we supposed to decorate our rooms with? Thumbs down to finals getting in the way of making paper snowflakes. Thumbs up to “The Amazing Spiderman 2” trailer. Thumbs down to having to wait months to actually see the movie. Thumbs up to seeing “Frozen” this weekend. You’re never too old for Disney movies. Thumbs down to being one semester closer to graduation. Thumbs up to no more classes until January. Thumbs down to selling your books back for a fraction of the price you bought them for. Thumbs up to puppy therapy in the library during finals. Thumbs down to spending so much time in the library you need some form of therapy. Thumbs up to the “Before I Die” wall. Some inspiration before you start studying. Thumbs down to sleep deprivation.

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After beating Lafayette last Saturday, 45-7, the Wildcats will face off with the Maine Blackbears on Saturday, two weeks after beating them 24-3 at Cowell Stadium.

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The UNH-Maine rivalry will have one of its greatest chapters in history written this weekend when the Wildcats travel to Orono for the second round match up of the FCS playoffs on Saturday. UNH has won 10 of the last 11 match ups against Maine, although this will be the first time the programs have met in the FCS playoffs. New Hampshire has an all time record of 50-43-8 all-time against Maine. This has been the most successful team in Maine’s history (10-2), being ranked as high as No. 4 in the country and is currently the No. 5

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continued from page 24 period and the half would end with CCSU leading 25-24. Morris and Okeke led the way for UNH in the first half, posting eight points apiece. Allen finished the half with seven points while Drakeford notched six points to pace the Blue Devils in the stanza. UNH and CCSU went back and forth to open the second stanza. With CCSU holding a 29-28 lead two minutes into the frame; Hunter made a layup that started a 14-2 run. Khalen Cumberlander followed Hunter’s layup with one of his own before Hunter scored four straight points on two free-throws and a

seed in the tournament. The last time Maine won 10 games in a season was in 2002. In UNH’s 24-3 win over the Black Bears on November 23, the Wildcats were able to win in three crucial categories: penalties, sacks and turnovers. The ‘Cats were able to get to Maine quarterback Marcus Wasilewski five times on the day, and forcing two turnovers. The Wildcats were also called for just one penalty on the day, a five-yard false start penalty. According to head coach Sean McDonnell, Sean Goldrich will be starting at quarterback for the Wildcats, but Andy Vailas will be “ready to go.” Both quarterbacks

have thrown for the same amount of yards (1,392) while Goldrich holds an edge in rushing yards (265 to 171), and has a better touchdowninterception ratio (11 TD, 4 int. to 9 TD, 5 int.). “We are starting to peak as a defense,” safety Nick Cefalo said. “It’s the playoffs, everyone is going to be emotional … [but] we are going about [practice] as usual.” In its last four games, the defense has forced nine turnovers, have recorded 18 sacks and have allowed an average of just 119 yards on the ground. Cefalo iterated that the team was most cohesive as a single unit, trying to get “11 hats [helmets] to the ball”. This is the 10th consecutive

breakaway layup. Peel added three points and Kyle Vinales notched three of his own, before Hunter capped the run with a breakaway dunk. With CCSU leading 47-32, the Wildcats launched an 11-2 run to claw its way back into the game. Morris started the run with a three pointer from the left corner and Armstrong added a free-throw to cut the Blue Devil advantage to 11. Following a Hunter layup, Jaleen Smith scored two free-throws, Gabriel hit a layup, and Armstrong notched a layup and a free-throw to cut the lead to six with 5:54 remaining in the game. UNH later would make it a one-point game with 2:11 left, but the Blue Devils would not be denied, scoring eight free throws

in the final two minutes to ice the game and take the victory. Scott Morris led three Wildcats in double-figures with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Smith finished with ten points and five rebounds and Armstrong collected 10 points and 10 boards for his first career double-double. Matt Hunter scored a gamehigh 13 points to pace the Blue Devils. Faronte Drakeford had 12 points, Brandon Peel scored 11 points, and Khalen Chamberlander with 10 points also reached doublefigures for CCSU. With the win CCSU improves to 2-5 on the year, while UNH falls to 2-5 with the loss. Next up for the Wildcats is a trip to Yale Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

season that McDonnell has lead the Wildcats to the postseason, the longest active streak in the nation. UNH’s record during this time is 7-9, and are 1-2 in the second round. UNH is 0-3 versus conference opponents in the playoffs, most recently in 2010 when they lost to eventual runner-up Delaware. “We will raise our level of play,” said freshman running back Dalton Crossan. “No matter who we are playing, it’s win or go home.” Crossan’s production has been a big surprise for the Wildcats this season and he has made his impact in the second half of the season, winning CAA Rookie of the Week on Nov. 18. Crossan is currently

third on the team in rushing yards with 355, but is averaging an astounding 13.1 yards per carry. He has also added 112 yards receiving to go with five total touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving). Both teams are coming into the weekend having won seven of their last eight games. UNH last lost 17-0 to William & Mary on Nov. 2, while the Wildcats handed Maine its only FCS loss of the season. Justin Loring can be reached on Twitter @JLo_TNH. Nick Stoico contributed to this report.

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UNH, BC preparing for exciting weekend By JUSTIN LORING

HOMECOMING FOR AYERS Former UNH goaltender Mike Ayers, who played from 2000-04, will be making his first trip to the Whittemore Center as an opposing coach. Ayers, who is serving as goaltending coach for the Eagles, backstopped the team to consecutive Frozen Fours in 2002-03, including a National Championship appearance in 2003. Ayers was awarded Hockey East player of the Year in 2003 after going 27-8-6 and boasting .926 save percentage.

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Following a disappointing loss to Harvard last week, the Wildcat hockey team rebounded during the Thanksgiving weekend with a sweep of Colorado College. Casey DeSmith started both games in net for the ‘Cats, tallying 63 total saves on the weekend which included a 32-save shutout on Staurday night. With its record at 9-7-1, the Wildcats are trying to garner momentum for a big home-and-home series against Boston College this weekend. The month of November has been a long one for the Wildcats, with the team playing 12 games and amassing a record of 8-4. Kevin Goumas, Nick Sorkin and Matt Willows have been one of the most productive lines for the Wildcats all season, with Goumas and Sorking leading the ‘Cats in scoring (19 and 18 points, respectively). DeSmith seems to have taken over as the starting netminder, but don’t be surprised if Wyer rebounds with a strong performance after he lost his last start against Harvard. BATTLE FOR THE TOP UNH will be playing its first Hockey East game since November 23, when they lost to Providence 4-2 on the road. UNH and Boston College sit at second and third in the conference, respectively, separated by just one point in the standings. Boston College is coming off a two-game skid, after being

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Freshman defenseman Matias Cleland (above) has played in all 17 of UNH’s games so far this season.

trounced 5-1 by Maine and falling to a three-win Holy Cross team, 5-4 at home. Despite the losses, the Eagles remain at the top of Hockey East in scoring offense (4.21 Goals per

game) and second in penalty kill (88.7 percent). The home-andhome series is the only time the Eagles and Wildcats will meet in the regular season, with big implications looming in the Hockey East

standings. BC has owned the regular season of late, winning seven of the last 10 match ups against the Wildcats, and leads the all-time series 65-63-13 since 1937.

BC FIREPOWER The Eagles are rife with talent, with four players being selected to the US National Junior Team, including freshman phenom Thatcher Demko. Johnny Gaudreau leads Hockey East in scoring (12g, 13a) and leads BC forwards in +/- (+12 on the season). Kevin Hayes ranks second in scoring in the conference behind Gaudreau (8g, 13a). It will be up to the UNH defense to shut down the line of Gaudreau, Bill Arnold and Austin Cangelosi who have combined to score 38 points in the last nine games. Gaudreau is also tied with associate head coach Greg Brown at 54 on BC’s all-time scoring list (120 career points), and is looking to continue his scoring streak of at least one point in 13 of his last 14 games. Justin Loring can be reached on Twitter @JLo_TNH

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Netminder a position of strength with Wilkes By MAX SULLIVAN STAFF WRITER

The UNH women’s hockey team has dealt with adversity lately. The team has lost five straight games, and now their head coach, Brian McCloskey, is no longer employed, according to the Athletic Department’s press release Thursday. Despite losing sophomore goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara to a minor concussion for the remainder of the semester, their goalie situation has yet to be a problem. Freshman goaltender Ashley Wilkes has started every game for the UNH women’s hockey team since Vaattovaara was sidelined Thursday, Nov. 21. She’s posted a goals against average of 2.06 and a save percentage of .919 in her five starts this season. Despite four of these five starts coming in the team’s current losing streak, Wilkes has helped ensure that the Wildcat goaltenders are not to blame for the team’s struggles this season. One of three active goaltenders on the roster, Wilkes said she appreciates the opportunity to start recently, despite expressing deep

concern for Vaattovaara, who has become a close friend of Wilkes since the freshman began her time at UNH this season. “I’m lucky,” Wilkes said. “Granted I’m upset that Vilma [Vaattovaara] can’t play, but its big shoes to step in. I’ll get through it.” Vaattovaara played in 10 games this season, all starts, compiling a 5-3-2 record with a 2.37 GAA and .919 save percentage. Since her concussion, which was caused by a collision with two players and a goalpost in UNH’s loss at Princeton, Vaattovaara has experienced frequent dull headaches, occasionally exasperated by loud settings. While watching the team’s games out of uniform, she sometimes needs to leave the arena when loud music is playing. Stress caused by exercise and studying can also worsen her head pain. Vaattovaara did not believe she had a concussion until Wednesday of the next week. During practice, she realized she had a headache and asked for Tylenol and water. When she returned to the clubhouse, she noticed the coaching staff looking at her. “They were all kind of looking

at me funny, and I was like, ‘What, do they think [I have a concussion]? … The day after … I was just like, ‘They probably think I have one, but I don’t.’ I was in denial.” After doing more research on her own, she realized she might actually have a concussion. Excited to play on Sunday, she decided she would tell the trainers after the game against BU that day. During that Thursday’s practice, however, the trainers pulled her off the ice. That night, they informed her that she had a concussion and would miss the rest of the semester. Though Wilkes was aware that Vaattovaara’s circumstance would give her an opportunity to start, it was not her main concern. “When I actually heard that she had a concussion, my automatic response wasn’t, ‘Yes, now I get to play,’” Wilkes said. “It was caring about her and wanting her to take the time off [to heal].” According to her coaches, Wilkes is an exceptional student of the game who can read plays well and mentally adjust to most new challenges. No matter what level she is making the jump to, she’s always been able to fit right in.

“She’s a very coachable kid,” UNH goalie coach Stuart Frye said. “Talented goalie, obviously, but very coachable, talented, smart kid, getting introduced to things this year that she’s never done before, mainly because playing at a higher level there are some things you can’t get away with at this level, and she’s done a great job of picking those things up.” Wilkes has impressed her coaches throughout her career. Bill Driscoll, director of hockey at The North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vt., where Wilkes attended high school, has known Wilkes since she was in middle school. He watched her participate in NAHA summer camps in her hometown of Fairbanks, Ark. On top of her natural athletic ability, which includes her 5-foot-9-inch frame, big for women’s hockey, Driscoll said she has a noticeably sharp hockey IQ. “She’s a really solid athlete, quick, she’s got a great hand-eye coordination, but she’s a better student of the game,” Driscoll said. Wilkes came to UNH when former Wildcat and NHL assistant coach Cap Raeder, now a coach at NAHA, recommended to McClo-

skey that he take a look at Wilkes. Since joining the Wildcats and beginning her time at UNH, Wilkes said she’s experienced a comradery unlike she’s ever seen before in her hockey career. For the first time, she said, she is happy to see her fellow goaltenders succeed in games, and Wilkes’ friendships with Vaattovaara and sophomore goalie Marie-Eve Jean have been big parts of that. “On my past teams, I haven’t been happy when the other goalie plays well,” Wilkes said. “You cheer because the team won, but you kind of have that little jealousy, but I want Vilma Vaattovaara to do well. We’re great friends outside of the rink, I love going over to her house and just hanging out with her.” The Wildcats play two games this weekend, including a home game Sunday against Dartmouth, and then are off for winter break until Jan. 10 at home against Providence. Faceoff is at 2 p.m. this Sunday. Max Sullivan can be reached on Twitter @MaxSullivanLive.


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Blue Devils too much for UNH STAFF REPORT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils last Wednesday night, 65-56 in non-conferCCSU 65 ence action at Detrick Gym. UNH 56 The loss marks the Wildcats fifth straight after starting the season 2-0. The Wildcats jumped out of the gate on a 5-0 run. Freshman Williams Gabriel notched two free-throws, before senior Patrick Konan scored a free-throw and buried a jumper to give UNH a 5-0 advantage. The Blue Devils quickly responded with a 13-2 run to take their first lead of the game. Davonte Drakeford got CCSU on the board with a free-throw and Brandon Peel hit the Blue Devil’s first shot when he scored a layup. Five straight points from Drakeford gave CCSU its first lead of the game, 8-7. Three more free-throws and a jumper from Peel capped the run, giving the Blue Devils a 12-7 advantage. UNH closed out the first half on a 13-6 run to cut the score to 25-24. Trailing 19-11 with 6:40 remaining, senior Scott Morris buried a three-pointer to cut the lead to five. Junior Frank Okeke made it a two-point game when he buried a jumper from the right side. After the Blue Devils got a jumper from Terrell Allen, Morris buried his second three of the game to make it a one-point game. The teams would trade baskets for the final two minutes of the M BBALL continued on Page 22 ASHLEY LAYTON/CONTRIBUTING

Despite holding a lead late in the game, the Wildcats suffered their first lost at home and dropped to 3-4 on the season.

By SAM DONNELLY CONTRIBUTING WRITER

On Wednesday night the UNH woman’s basketball played host to Howard University in an out of conference battle, with the Wildcats falling to the Howard 45 Bison 45-40. UNH 40 The game was close early in the first half as each team traded the lead five times in the first six minutes. At the 10 minute mark, Howard led the Wildcats 1412 with Bison player Te’Shya Heslip leading the way with five points, two rebounds, and two assists. UNH tied it at 18 at the 5:28 mark off two straight baskets by Wildcat Elizabeth Belanger. UNH then took their first lead of the game at 20-18 as UNH sophomore Kendall Martenet converted a layup. Two free throws by Bison player Cheyenne Brown brought the game to a tie at 20, and that is how the half would end. Each team struggled from the field during the first half. UNH shot 30 percent and made two three pointers on ten tries while the Howard women shot 28 percent and

made their only three-point attempt. UNH forward Corinne Coia led the Wildcats with six first half points and two assists. UNH junior Ariel Gaston chipped in with three points and six rebounds. Brown, who had six points, and five rebounds, led Howard. Twelve first half fouls plagued the Wildcats. Howard converted seven free throws off of those fouls, which kept the game close. “Very uncharacteristic fouls,” head coach Maureen Magarity said. “Some of it was laziness and we didn’t adjust to the way the refs were calling the game.” The second half started much like the first with each team not being able to put a run together. After eight minutes of play the score was 26-24 with Howard holding the two-point lead. Two baskets from Coia and one from UNH co-captain Kaylee Kilpatrick pushed the UNH lead to 36-30, the largest lead by either team in the game. Howard responded with a layup by Bison center Victoria Gonzalez and a three-pointer by Bison guard Shavonne Duckett. With five minutes to go the Wildcats clung to a one-point lead. Howard caused three straight UNH turn-

overs off strong half court pressure defense. “That stretch around the seven minute mark was tough,” Magarity said. “We turned it over at least three turnovers in a row. At that time we were up six, but we kept giving them chances.” Howard converted on those chances too. Two free throws by Gonzalez tied the game with 3:36 to go in the game. Howard took the lead 39-37 on a jump shot by Bison freshman Aaliyah Wilson. Two free throws by Heslip with 12.7 seconds left sealed the deal. Both UNH and Howard shot 32 percent from the field in the second half. The difference came in the free throws. Howard converted on fifteen points while the Wildcats only accounted for three. “The mistakes we made are fixable, but we can’t keep saying that if we aren’t going to fix them,” Magarity said. “I still believe in this team and we are going to get better and it’s time to focus on the next game.” The loss drops the Wildcats to a record of 3-4, while Howard improves to 3-6. The Wildcats next game will be on the road at Dartmouth on Dec. 7th at 2 p.m.

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Chris Pelcher (above) did not play at CCSU.

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Thursday, Los Angeles, Ca.

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Wednesday, New Britain, Conn.

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Wednesday, Durham, N.H.

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