Exactly eight months after arsonists burned its boathouse, the UNH sailing team is ready to re-open its doors to its sailors with new equipment.
Phi Kappa Theta held its third annual bone marrow drive yesterday, helping register tens of volunteers willing to donate their time.
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UNH, AAUP in deadlock over contract negotiations Ariella Coombs STAFF WRITER
Contract negotiations between the University of New Hampshire administration and the UNH chapter of the American Association of University of Professors (AAUP) remain in a deadlock despite the five-hour mediation session held on
Tuesday. The next step in the negotiations is “fact finding.” This involves each party presenting its proposals and justifications to a third-party “fact finder,” who then considers all of the information and issues a Fact Finding Report that recommends resolutions to the various issues. According to Dale Barkey, head of
the AAUP-UNH negotiations team, this process normally takes a few months. The fact finder’s report is nonbinding, and the university and the AAUP are each free to accept or reject it. Last time around, the fact finder’s recommendation for a oneyear contract provided the basis for a settlement, according to Candace
Corvey, the UNH administration’s chief negotiator. However, due to the holidays, the factfinding process BARKEY could be delayed for a month or two, said Deanna Wood, AAUP-
UNH president. In late June, a one-year contract between the university administration and the AAUP-UNH expired. Since then, both parties have been incapable of coming to an agreement on a long-term contract. The faculty union, which repCONTRACT continued on page 3
Durham library on the move Set to be ready by spring 2013 Kelly Sennott
broken bone or a torn muscle, but rather a concussion. Ever since he suffered the head injury in a loss to Rhode Island in week three of the season, Jeannot has been feeling the lingering effects of his injury. Concussions are unpredictable injuries, and with the football community at a heightened awareness of the danger concussions can pose, UNH is not taking a chance with Jeannot.
The town of Durham has finalized plans to move the small, cramped Durham Library in Mill Plaza on 7 Mill Pond Road to a larger location on 49 Madbury Road. Although the timeline now is “tentative,” according to Durham Public Library Director Tom Madden, who hopes that the new library will be built and ready to use by spring 2013. The town has been planning this move ever since it separated from the UNH library in 1997, during which time the Dimond Library was renovated. The UNH library used to contain a small Durham section, but the town decided that they wanted the library to serve a broader array of community interest. “There were children’s books, the latest novels, but the selection was limited,” Town Administrator Todd Selig said. “It was difficult to access with the limited parking, and it was primarily an academic research library.” SELIG The building at Mill Plaza was always meant to be temporary, Madden said, but the town has been looking for a site for years. It wasn’t until last Sept. 3 that the town was able to find a suitable site. Retired physician and artist Arthur Dimambro sold his $600,000 house to Durham. His artwork will be displayed in the library, according to the town website.
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RAYA AL-HASHMI/STAFF Tau Kappa Epsilon, above, took home first place in the fraternity category in the annual Light Up Durham contest. Alpha Sigma Phi, below, snatched second place.
Despite ‘slim’ pickings, three entries capture judges’ nod Gregory Meighan STAFF WRITER
‘Tis the season for Greek life members and small businesses to illuminate downtown Durham with creative holiday lights and decorations for the fifteenthannual Light Up Durham holiday light-
ing contest, which was held on Thursday, Dec. 2. Nine judges armed with clipboards, pens and one Miniature Schnauzer named Luna sporting an adorable holiday sweater took to the streets. After missing last year’s competiLIGHTS continued on page 3
Nowadays, docs more ‘picky’ about concussions Justin Doubleday STAFF WRITER
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Hard hits, like the one above provided by UNH’s Hugo Suoza, have been the cause of concussions and debate countrywide.
tanding at 6’4” and weighing in at 254 pounds, Chris Jeannot appears to be the embodiment of athleticism and health. There is no limp in his walk, no plaster cast wrapped around a limb and no sling to support a broken bone. But Jeannot, a junior tight end for the UNH football team, has been hampered by a serious injury that has forced him to miss most of the season. He does not have a
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Contents Sailing team to open new boathouse
PJL protests School of the Americas
4 The UNH Sailing team will hold a ‘Ribbon Cutting Ceremony’ today for the opening of its new boathouse on Mendum’s Pond in Barrington.
Fraternity holds bone marrow drive
5 Recently, the UNH Peace and Justice League traveled to Fort Benning, Ga., to participate in the School of Americas Watch protest.
The playoff push begins for Wildcats
This week in Durham
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• Poinsettia Open House 10 a.m. Greenhouses • Alabaster Blue Winter Show 8 p.m. Strafford Room
7 On Thursday, the brothers of Phi Kappa Theta held their annual bone marrow drive in which the donors were put into the DKMS registry.
Student challenges discrimination Tyler Felt, a current graduate student of the Health Management and Policy Department, has endured a semester-long dispute with the Student Organization for Health Leadership because the group wouldn’t allow him to join due to the fact that he isn’t a fully matriculated HMP student.
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20 The UNH football team travels to Daytona Beach this weekend to face Bethune-Cookman in its first playoff matchup of 2010.
Speakers discuss suicide and bullying On Tuesday night, representatives from the UNH Counseling Center discussed suicide and bullying, particularly in the LGBTQQ community, with a small crowd of about 20 students. The event was sponsored by student organizations UNH Alliance and Active Minds.
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CONCUSSIONS: Head injuries a CONTRACT: AAUP, growing issue in sports, football UNH still in deadlock Continued from page 1
Concussions have always been a problem in football, due to the nature of the sport, but it is just in the last decade that those within the community have begun to take concussions more seriously. UNH’s Director of Sports Medicine Jon Dana said that a head injury is diagnosed as a concussion more frequently nowadays than it may have been just 10 years ago. “We’re much more picky about what a concussion is,” Dana said. “If you run into somebody, hit your head and complain about a headache, in the past, it probably wouldn’t have been considered a concussion. Now, its a concussion until proven otherwise.” A concussion is usually caused when the player’s head endures rapid deceleration, usually caused by a hard hit that moves the brain around within the player’s head, damaging the brain to varying degrees. Dana said that symptoms of a concussion are wide ranging, from headaches and increased anxiety to dizziness, amnesia and vomiting. After athletic trainers diagnose a concussion, the player will be held out until all those symptoms have completely gone away. The duration of the removal depends on the severity of the player. The main problem with concussions is the only way to treat them is monitoring symptoms and resting
when possible. The injury is usually fully healed after a few weeks, but as Jeannot has seen, not all concussions are as predictable. Jeannot was actually medically cleared to play in week eight against UMass. He played the entire game, catching two passes without any problems. But in the days after, the concussion symptoms returned, and Jeannot has not played since. “A lot of concussions are different, sometimes only they last a week, sometimes they last a while,” Jeannot said. “Its been tough just being away from the team, and watching the team have all the success they’ve had from the sideline, because you know you want to be a part of it and feel like you’re contributing to the team.” It may be understandably frustrating for Jeannot to sit out most of the season, but the risk of multiple concussions is a more serious problem than missing football games. Not only has the American public seen how vicious hits cause serious head injury in current NFL players (there were seven concussions in week six of the season alone), they have seen these brain injuries affect many NFL retirees in recent years. Watching these former players struggle with brain diseases like dementia and depression has prompted the increased awareness surrounding concussions. UNH Head Coach Sean Mc-
Donnell, a former football player himself, echoed Dana when talking about how head injuries are treated completely different than they were in the past. “The concussion problem has dramatically been seen across this country because of the older guys that played who are struggling with brain injuries,” McDonnell said. “I think to my own playing days.... we had some serious concussions, but we thought it was part of the game back then, being able to play through those things.” Coach McDonnell explained how every drill his team does is designed to be “safety first”, training the players to use proper technique and avoid in-game head injuries. Still, as Dana puts it, “football is football.” “I don’t think you’re going to be able to legislate [concussions] out,” Dana said. “What I’d like to see is a better way to qualify which concussion is which.” As for Jeannot, he said there is a “slight chance” that he may play UNH’s upcoming playoff game against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday. As it has been nearly all season, though, there is no way to predict when his concussion will be fully cleared up. “I’ve been feeling better lately,” Jeannot said. “I’m hoping to possibly play in this next game, but it’s all day-to-day.”
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tion for temporarily being placed on the Greek life naughty list, Tau Kappa Epsilon took home the first place honors in the Fraternity category. “We wanted to go with a UNH theme to show our school spirt,” Mike Fusick, a junior and brother in TKE, said. “There are a lot of brothers in ROTC, so we wanted to show patriotism.” The effort that TKE put forth was clear to the judges, and its red white and blue themed lighting, attention to detail and a diverse selection of holiday blow up characters including Santa, a polar bear and a 10-foot tall penguin on the roof gave them the top spot. Last year, Alpha Sigma Phi didn’t crack the top three, but this year, after moving into a new house and putting in more than 35 hours worth of work and $300-400 in additional lights, contributed to a second place finish. “I’m really impressed with what we did,” Adam Bramner, a junior and brother in ASP said. The judges praised ASP for its lights between its flagpoles with a wreath in the middle. Bramner said the fraternity wanted to get the ice shavings from the Whittemore Center to add to the element of snow to the decoration, but they were unable to do so.
Matt Kearns and Matt Higgs were waiting for the judges outside of their Sigma Nu house. Higgs said many members of the fraternity were outside working during the heavy rain on Wednesday night. It was the only night they had access to a ladder big enough to get the lights on the top of their house. Higgs said they all got pretty dirty from setting up the lights and the tree. “We had a bad set of lights, and I went to fix it, and it shocked me,” Kearns said. Kearns was fine, and the brothers got the dirt off and managed to win the third place honor for the second year in a row. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house was going for an abstract look and should be placed in the freestyle category, according to experienced lighting designer and fifth year senior Brian Azarian. Alpha Xi Delta’s decorations were called “classy” by the judges. Each window had a wreath and a candle with simple lights along borders and small trees. The house was the opposite of its neighbors, PKA, and got the sorority second place in the Sorority category. Third place in the Sorority category came not from lights but from holiday spirit in the form of the singing of “Jingle Bells”, and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” “We looked outside and saw
judges and decided to spread some Christmas cheer,” Chessie Leone, a junior and member of Alpha Phi, said. Ken Barrows is the assistant director for operations at the Memorial Union Building and has been a judge for the event for13 years. He said Kappa Delta had great detail on the window, roof and all aspects of the decorations. Prior to the event, Barrows said he was excited to see perennial decoration powerhouse Alpha Tau Omega, because they always put on a good show. This year, ATO, though, could not repeat as champion, but more surprisingly it did not seem to have many of the trademark decorations they had posted in years past. Main Street was not as bright with holiday cheer as years past, the judges agreed. Not just ATO, but also the small businesses that line downtown were not as festive as usual. “It is cool when you can walk down the street and see it all lit up,” Jon Terri, assistant manager of the Durham Book Exchange, said. “It seems slim this year.” The DBE won the Business category with Christmas trees that lit up to the rhythm of music and wreaths in windows that were covered to look like snow. The Bagelry won second, and Town and Campus came in third.
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resents 633 professors, is requesting a 12.5 percent salary increase over three years. However, the university is only willing to increase the salaries by 6.5 percent for three years. On Tuesday, the negotiation process continued with a mediation session. During the process of mediation, each of the teams (UNH and AAUP-UNH) met in separate rooms, and the mediator shuttled between the rooms relaying positions, proposals, suggestions and any other concerns. No agreement was made during this session, however. According to Barkey, faculty salaries make up about 12 percent of the budget, down from about 16 percent 20 years ago. “The difference in the two sides’ proposals is a fraction of that figure,” Barkey said. “Less than one percent of the university budget is at stake, so the dispute will have little overall impact on the university budget.” However, according to Corvey, the university wants to increase faculty salaries, but the 12.5 percent raise that the union is asking for is “excessive” and “unwarranted.” The money to pay faculty salaries comes primarily from tuition and is based at about $60 million a
year, according to Corvey. A sixth percentage point difference amounts to $3.6 million on continuing costs to UNH by the end of the contract. “The university is willing to give us a raise but a small one: 6.5 percent for three years,” Wood said. “But [it is] divided between merit, equity and base salary, so the majority of faculty would not get the full 6.5 percent.” The university is proposing an increase in cost to the faculty for health benefits, according to Wood. “If you put both the UNH salary and the benefits offer together, many faculty members will actually take a cut in their compensation,” she said. Wood said that the university has not claimed that they do not have the resources to make them a better offer. “If they want to stay competitive in attracting good faculty, they need to pay a competitive salary,” Wood said. The AAUP reported in April that the average faculty salary among nationwide public institutions saw the smallest increase in 50 years for the 2009-2010 academic year at only 1.2 percent. A chapter meeting will be held this Friday, Dec. 3, and the association will be informing the faculty on the development of the negotiations.
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Dimambro will be moving to a smaller home when the construction begins. The house is a “French chateau” style, according to the library website, and Selig said that they will try to keep the original look of the house. The town bought the site with funds the trustees already had and the $100,000 from an anonymous donor. “It’s tremendously exciting,” Madden said. Madden said that they have been waiting for this process to start ever since he took the directing job five years ago. “It’s taken a lot of people and a lot of effort, and now that it’s happening, it’s almost surreal,” he said. There still needs to be some more fundraising, which will begin in February 2011. Lisa Kleinmann is the children’s librarian at the Durham Public Library, and she is extremely excited for the amount of space the new building will provide. The new area could have space for more computers and gaming, and there could be more space to read for the kids who come in. Right now, whenever the librarian wants to plan an event at the library, she must book space at the Oyster River High School. However, with this new space,
there would be more room for programs that involve visiting musicians, story reading and crafts. Madden said that though they do hope to expand their collection by 8,000 over time, the primary use for the new space will be for Durham residents.
“It’s tremendously exciting.” Tom Madden Library Director The library website promotes the new library space to be used to not only take out books, but also to “share art, writing, discussions, local issues, and dreams.” T h e functional area will have working space, a conference room, study rooms, reading areas, computers and a café. Madden said that UNH students are welcome to come to the library as well—all they have to do is get a Durham Library card. The library now is very small; the few “offices” the building have are miniscule and the children’s space is limited. The library holds 30,000 books, however, it lacks something that would be beneficial to Durham: a “community living room.”
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UNH Sailing set to unveil new boathouse on Friday Chantel McCabe TNH STAFF
Last March, an arson by two underage teens destroyed the 30year-old UNH Sailing boathouse and its estimated $600,000 worth of equipment inside, leaving the UNH Sailing team and community sailors in ruins and with frustration. Now, exactly eight months after the tragedy occurred, the collegiate sailing team is ready to reopen its doors to the sailors and the new equipment at a ‘Ribbon Cutting Ceremony’ on Friday, Dec. 3, at the new boathouse on Mendum’s Pond in Barrington. “We are closer to full recovery. It’s a step that means we’re almost there,” Secretary for the UNH Sailing team Annie Sager said. Community members, alumni and families of sailors who used the facility during the collegiate offseason, along with team members, held fundraisers throughout the summer and fall in order to purchase 18 brand-new sailboats and to construct the new boathouse. In the meantime, the sailing team had to rely on the loans of equipment from local sailing clubs such as the Portland Yacht Club and Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, as well as other universities who were willing to help. “That might sound amazing, but it’s more than amazing,” Diana Weiderbacker, UNH Sailing team coach for the last 15 years, said. Traditionally, a ribbon cutting ceremony involves a ribbon and champagne, however on Friday, things will be slightly different.
The former officers and the recently elected officers will untie a sailing knot, which Weiderbacker explained was the most appropriate thing to do. Then, all in attendance will load the already dismantled boats in to the new facility together. “It’s really symbolic in one zillion different ways,” Weiderbacker said.
“That might sound amazing, but it’s more than amazing.” Diana Weiderbacker Coach, UNH Sailing The ceremony will not only mark a major accomplishment for those involved with the efforts, it will be a kind of ‘thank you,’ according to the sailing team captain, Chris Edwards. “I feel like it’s a way to let the public know what we’re doing,” Edwards said. “We’re trying to get a lot of press there, so people realize that we had a fire there, and that the community has helped us out, and that this is their work. It’s a kind of thanks to everyone.” Monetary donations came in all sizes and from some unexpected places. “Some people sent in five dollars…my motto is one penny donated is one penny more than we had yesterday,” Weiderbacker said. Competitive universities showed their support with the Uni-
versity of Rhode Island Sailing Team donating $1000. The sailing coach at Boston University creatively found a way to make a big contribution. After learning that his community yacht club was not making a contribution, Brad Churchill rollerbladed 170 miles from Boston to UNH and back over the course of 24 hours, taking mile pledges from donors. “Helping out UNH was a nobrainer for me,” Churchill said. “The loss of UNH’s fleet and boathouse was such a tragedy I knew I had to do something to help, so I put two and two together and decided to skate for them.” The UNH Sailing team was pleasantly surprised by this generosity. “It was huge that he took his own time and just did this for us,” Edwards said. “It was really cool to see other teams were taking notice and helping us out.” Parents of children involved in the community sailing program held an outdoor cookout party over the summer, left out a donation jar and invited every family member and friend they knew. The jar collected $3000. Another moneymaker was a sailing race held in Portsmouth, N.H., in which registration fees were given to the cause. “We added everything up, and it blew my mind,” Weiderbacker said. The donations weren’t just from New Englanders; Weiderbacker said many individuals from all over the country helped out as well. “I’ve been blown away by the continued support of people around the U.S,” Weiderbacker said.
COURTESY PHOTO Members of the UNH Sailing team practice on Mendum’s Pond in many of their new boats this past October. The team will receive the last of its brand new boats today after a fire destroyed 55 boats and its boathouse exactly eight months ago.
Despite the rigorous fundraising so far, there is still a need. Because the UNH boathouse serves students and offers adult lessons and children’s camps, the 18 boats that they currently have is not enough supply for the demand. Before the fire, there were 55 boats. The sailing team hopes that a newsletter it sends out annually will draw attention from alumni and encourage them to contribute if they have not already, so that the boathouse can be as stocked as last December. The support from people has been more than donations and loans. Many sailing web sites posted links to the news articles about the fire, which raised awareness, and some have been posting well wishes on the UNH Sailing Facebook page. “We still have a long way to go. It’s really nice to know that a tight knit sailing community was able to
help us,” Weiderbacker said. Weiderbacker said the remainder of expenses are somewhere between $24,000 and $26,000. A major part of that cost is a coach boat, which is the main boat with which the summer racing team travels. Weiderbacker said that the success of the fundraising is due to the team’s perseverance and the community’s generosity. “I think it’s the combination of the team’s ability to fight back and harness the energy of alumni and the local sailing community,” she said. “It’s been a tremendous experience,” Edwards said. “We’ve done a lot of work with the fundraising. It’s brought us together as a team, reaching out to the community, and organizations, sending out letters trying to get either boats or money. We’ve tried to make it a positive experience.”
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Peace & Justice League Protests SOA in G.A. Alexandra Churchill STAFF WRITER
The air is humming with the dull, harmonious and unified chant of hundreds marching in a funeral procession. The streets are packed with protesters, some preceded by signs and colorful Puppetistas, and they are blockading the sidewalk outside Fort Benning, Ga., the base of operations for the School of the Americas (SOA), and others are feigning death in a dramatic display called a “die-in.” They are draped in black nuns’ robes; their faces are painted stark white and smeared with fake blood, and their bodies are strewn on the concrete sidewalk outside the vigil. Each protester carries a white cross, painted in black with a name, age and country of origin. The chain-link gate that surrounds the base is littered with hundreds of these white crosses, representing those who have died at the hands of SOA graduates. The protesters chant in mourning. Members of the Peace and Justice League said that the funeral procession was perhaps the most powerful moment of their experience participating in the School of Americas Watch protest. Eighteen members from the newly funded SAFO traveled down to Fort Benning, Ga., the weekend before Thanksgiving for the annual November protest of the School of the Americas. The School of Americas Watch (SOAW) has been hosting the annual event for 20 years. The School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001, is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers. Since its establishment in 1946, the School of the Americas, frequently dubbed the “School of Assassins,” has accumulated a disreputable history of bloodshed. Over the decades, the School of the Americas has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics.
According to the activist group School of the Americas Watch, the graduates of this program have instigated some of the worst human rights abuse cases in history, committing torture, rape and assassination, and targeting educators, union organizers and religious workers.
“You can table as much as you want. But you can go out there and actually do something.” Lauren Banker UNH Sophomore The SOA Watch, founded in 1990, is an independent organization whose mission has been to close the School of the Americas through vigils, demonstrations and nonviolent protest. Its annual November protest at the gates of Fort Benning has evolved into one of the biggest anti-militarization events in the country with just less than 5,000 activists in attendance this year. “I feel like, for us as a group, it restored our energy as an organization,” PJL’s Keeper of Peace Alex Fried said. “This kind of thing gives us a way to act in things we wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to do.” The Peace and Justice League made the trip a tradition last year, taking 12 of its members. This year, with the help of additional funding from the Student Activity Fee Committee and the group’s own frugal initiative, the student organization sent 18 members, comprised of 11 freshmen, five sophomores, one junior and a senior. They packed two 12 passenger vans, making minimal rest stops and taking turns at the steering wheel for the long 24-hour drive down to Georgia. The group left on Thursday, Nov. 18, and returned to campus on Monday, Nov. 22. Its schedule at the SOA Watch protest, which took place over the course of the weekend, consisted of recognition of the victims at the vigil site and civil disobedience. The event has garnered attention from the media
Effort to oust Calif. gay marriage judge fails Paul Elias
SAN FRANCISCO- An attempt to oust a liberal judge from hearing a landmark gay marriage case in California ended Thursday almost as quickly as it began. Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request that he recuse himself from the case because his wife, Ramona Ripston, is a former head of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Southern California office. The ACLU is an outspoken opponent of Proposition 8.
in past years as activists have been arrested and sentenced upwards of six months in prison, at a minimum, for crossing outside permitted parameters and over onto the base. “We did our best to stay together and not get arrested,” Fried said. The SOA Watch protest event
Supporters of the gay marriage ban argued in court papers Wednesday that the judge appointed by President Carter would have trouble remaining impartial because of his wife’s link to the ACLU. They noted Reinhardt had recused himself in the past when the ACLU was involved in cases before him and asked him to step down from the three-judge panel considering their appeal of a lower court decision striking down the gay marriage ban. “I will be able to rule impartially on this appeal, and I will do so,” Reinhardt said in his brief order.
doubles as a training epicenter for student activism, hosting up to 15 workshop sessions simultaneously over the two-day event at the local Columbus Convention Center. These workshops, featuring film showings to speakers and cultural showcases, are meant to impart cultural awareness and teach various techniques of activism for student leaders on college campuses. The Peace and Justice League members are excited to take what they learned at the protest and apply it to their own student activism on campus from film screenings to drum circles, protests and nonviolent campaigns and much more. “We want to bring back the power of the people,” Ella Yenigun, a freshman, said.
One such campaign the PJL hopes to bring to the UNH campus is demilitarization and counter-recruitment, as learned from a workshop session they attended called “Demilitarizing Your Campus”. The people at the workshop discussed alternative options to enlisting in the military and featured a 15-minute promotional video clip by the American Friend Service Committee. Another idea, which circulated at the group’s latest meeting, was the passing out of GI Rights hotline cards to UNH ROTC members that were collected at the protest. Another promotional idea of the group is the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, which is dedicated to raising awareness of Coca-Cola’s corporate criminality regarding environmental and human rights abuse. Members of the Peace and Justice League had the chance to speak with legendary union activist and director of the Campaign to
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Stop Killer Coke, Ray Rogers, at the protest and hope that through networking, they can use the campaign to raise awareness of CocaCola products in university dining halls. One thing freshman Andie Marion hopes to bring to the UNH campus is the Puppetista Drum Circle. “What I will take away from it is the solidarity of that experience, of everyone in solidarity,” he said. The Peace and Justice League decorates its meeting room with souvenirs from their trip, including promotional cards, photographs and a Free Trade Area of the Americas poster taped on the wall. Sophomore Lauren Banker attested to the power of student activism. “You can table as much as you want,” Banker said. “But you can go out there and actually do something.”
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Student challenges SOHL discrimination Alexandra Churchill STAFF WRITER
Participating in a student organization is an enriching and rewarding part of the college experience for many students at UNH. Student organizations can be great resume-builders as well as a platform to make friends, share common interests and play a part in the community. It is not often that organizations are thought of as a place of contention and exclusion. For Tyler Felt, a current graduate student of the Health Management and Policy Department, the question of his membership with a student organization has been a semester-long dispute. The Student Organization for Health Leadership (SOHL) has recently been under investigation for discrimination violations after Felt filed a complaint with Student Organization Services for being discriminated against as a graduate student. Comprised exclusively of declared students in the Health Management and Policy Department interested in long-term care, acute care and public health, the
organization organizes social functions throughout the year from peer mentorship between classes to program-supportive fundraising and alumni networking. The Masters and public health certificate student submitted a complaint to the Student Organization Services Office and Office of the Memorial Union against SOHL, Jennifer Alex, president of the student organization, and faculty advisor assistant professor Robert McGrath for discriminatory actions. In the complaint dated Nov. 15, 2010, Felt wrote, “Due to deliberate and calculated attempts to exclude me from being a participant in SOHL by Jennifer Alex, I am requesting that she be removed as organization president, in addition to any sanctions placed on the organization.” He originally intended to be a member of SOHL and signed up with the student organization at the Student Activities Fair on University Day in September. Felt said he attended two of SOHL’s weekly meetings in October when he received an email from Alex, in-
forming him that because of SAFC funding reasons, he could not be a member of SOHL. “I knew the information was wrong and didn’t really believe she was told this at a meeting,” Felt said. “I researched and confirmed this.” The university’s nondiscrimination policy as stated in the Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities affirms that “the university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.” As such, all student organizations, with few exceptions, must be open to all students. In an email exchange between Felt and McGrath, the faculty advisor wrote, “Members had to be fully matriculated HMP students. The modification did not change this, but was merely an attempt to better tailor membership to group activities. The members of SOHL were acting in what they believed to be
the intent of the group’s constitution. Where there was an error, was in the language, both originally and as revised.” The SOHL Constitution, last transcribed in 2008, states that the purpose of the organization is to “provide an organization in which Health Management and Policy students can collaborate to achieve and promote academic, personal, and professional excellence.” As stated in Article III regarding membership, “The general body of this organization must be comprised of UNH students. The specific requirements of membership are to be a declared student in Health Management and Policy.” This language was rewritten in the groups revised constitution to read, “The purpose of this organization shall be to provide an organization in which Health Management and Policy undergraduate students can collaborate to achieve and promote academic, personal, and professional excellence.” The revised language of its constitution denies graduate membership in SOHL in what Felt described as “a second attempt to exclude me (and all graduate students) from participating in SOHL.” According to the Student Organization Manual under “Responsibilities of Recognized Student Organizations,” student organizations at the university are required to adhere to all university policies, including the university’s nondiscrimination policy as listed in the Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities. Under this same document, anyone is encouraged to “submit a complaint regarding the action(s) of recognized student organizations to the SOS Office, the Organization Oversight Committee, the Office of the Memorial Union, and/ or the Office of Conduct and Mediation.” The judicial process for student organizations may involve an investigation and informal meeting with the Office of Conduct and Mediation, followed by a written formal agreement summarizing the violation and the agreed upon sanctions.
In the investigation of discriminatory claims made against SOHL, it was decided that no sanctions were warranted on the group. “I think he had a legitimate argument,” Sara Pope, coordinator of Student Organization Services and Leadership, said. “But I think [SOHL] were confused, and they are doing all they need to now following policies and procedures.” Alex and McGrath met with David Zamansky, assistant director for Programming and Leadership on Friday, Nov. 18, according to an email sent by MaryAnne Lustgraaf, director of Memorial Union and Student Activities, to Felt. “As a result they are now aware that they were in violation of SOS policy by changing the SOHL Constitution without first submitting it to the SOS office,” Lustgraaf wrote. “If they had done that initially, the constitution would have never gone forward as it would not have been approved. They are now in the process of correcting the document to indicate that there is no restriction on membership as it pertains to academic level.” In a subsequent email last Tuesday, Felt expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcome of the investigation to Lustgraaf. “MaryAnne, I appreciate your update. However, it appears that the outcome of the investigation is nothing more than a ‘slap on the wrist’ to the leadership of SOHL. As supported by my complaint and comprehensive documentation, this was obviously not a simple oversight. Rather, it was a calculated, bad faith effort to exclude me (and other graduate students). If the misconduct by the SOHL leadership only warrants an apology, this will be a disappointing outcome. To me, this doesn’t send a very strong message nor does the penalty equal the wrongdoing.” “We did have a little miscommunication with the constitution,” Alex said. “But he’s a member now; he’s on Blackboard, so I think it’s pretty much a closed book case.”
The New Hampshire
Friday, December 3, 2010
Phi Kappa Theta hosts third annual bone marrow drive Ben Boisvert
On Thursday afternoon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phi Kappa Theta hosted its third annual Bone Marrow Drive at UNH. Those interested in participating were welcomed inside Phi Kappa Theta’s house to examine the bone marrow donor eligibility guidelines, which included being between the ages of 18 and 60 and being free of HIV, allergies, arthritis, asthma and autoimmune diseases. After filling out a brief application, the donor was asked to swab the inside of his or her cheek. Then, the donor is entered into the registry.After registering, the participant is sent a donor card within two to four months. If there is ever a match to the donor, he or she is contacted to complete the transplant. Austin Carr was one of the leaders in organizing the drive for Phi Kappa Theta. A year earlier, at the fraternity’s annual drive in the
Whittemore Center, Carr joined the registry. To his surprise, a representative of DKMS contacted him a few months later saying that his marrow was a successful match. Now Carr is one of the one in 20,000 who could potentially save
“The question people need to ask themselves is if you had the chance to save a life with little or no discomfort to yourself, would you?” Michael Guglielmo New England Ambassador for DKMS a life. “It’s a really special thing,” Carr said. “Everyone should be in the registry. It’s as simple as a cotton swab.” The brothers of Phi Kappa Theta reported a successful day in registering students in the DKMS system. Volunteers came from all
IN BRIEF Snowman with noose shocks Idaho home’s neighbors HAYDEN, Idaho- A white separatist drew complaints from neighbors and a visit from law enforcement officers after erecting a snowman shaped like a member of the Ku Klux Klan on his front lawn. Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies told Mark Eliseuson Wednesday that he could be charged with a crime because the 10-foot-tall snowman was holding what appeared to be a noose. Deputies were called by neighbors who were appalled by the pointy-headed snowman with two dark eyes. Hayden for decades earned notoriety for being near the former rural compound of the Aryan Nations.
sorts of places. Young men and women of all ages came into the house with a positive mindset to make a difference. Even brothers from other fraternities stopped in to register and be a part of the cause. Michael A. Guglielmo, an am-
Eliseuson could have been charged with creating a public nuisance. Idaho law defines such a nuisance as anything “offensive to the senses” or that interferes with the comfort of an entire neighborhood. Eliseuson removed the noose and toppled the snowman after he talked with officers. Eliseuson told KXLY-TV of Spokane that he sees nothing wrong with the snowman. But other people did. “It’s such a message of hate,” said Amber Caldwell, who saw the snowman while visiting her cousin in the neighborhood. “My kids asked me about it and I had to explain what that symbol means.”
bassador for the New England region of the “Bone Marrow Donor Center” in Germany called DKMS, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world with over 2.5 million registered donors. Since December of 2006, Guglielmo has worked with DKMS by helping register over 38,000 donors in New
England. Guglielmo first became involved with DKMS when his son of just five months was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and given only about six months to live. Guglielmo’s son Giovanni had been experiencing constant infections and was eventually diagnosed with Nemo, a disease that doesn’t allow a patient to fight off germs. Doctors told Guglielmo that his son had a one in 20,000 chance at living past his first birthday. So Guglielmo went to work. “I said, ‘I’ll put 20,000 donors in the registry,’” Guglielmo said following the diagnosis of his son. After a few months, a match was found for Giovanni. The source was not from a donor, but from what is called, “cord blood.” “Cord blood” is blood from an umbilical cord, which contains many undeveloped stem cells that can be used for cases like Giovanni’s case. Today, Giovanni is a healthy three-year-old, and his father has
been working tirelessly since his transplant to educate the public on the importance of becoming registered with DKMS. “The problem is people are uneducated about the whole process,” Guglielmo said. “The question people need to ask themselves is if you had the chance to save a life with little or no discomfort to yourself, would you?” Nate Chaput, a junior and brother of Phi Beta Gamma, said the process is too simple and worthwhile not to participate. “It’s something people our age just have to do,” Chaput said, “its only 10 minutes of your time and doesn’t hurt at all.” For those interested in registering with DKMS or organizing a bone marrow drive call Guglielmo at 603-524-8284 or visit www. dkmsamericas.org. More information can also be found at www. getswabbed.com.
Friday, December 3, 2010
The New Hampshire
Awareness raised about suicide prevention in LGBTQQ community Andy Gilbert
Sean Moundas, a psychologist at the UNH Counseling Center, stood in front of a circle of 20 students on Tuesday evening and discussed the third leading cause of death in the U.S. among 13 to 24 year olds: suicide. Moundas and four other representatives from the UNH Counseling Center had been invited by two of UNH’s student organizations, the Alliance and Active Minds, to discuss suicide and bullying, especially in the LGBTQQ community. The event was called Suicide Prevention Awareness Resources and Knowledge (SPARK). The Alliance is a student-run organization that focuses on LGBTQQ support and awareness on campus and at the university. Active Minds works toward educating students about mental health and dismissing stigmas normally associated with it. According to the 2007 Massachusetts Youth Risk Survey, young people who are bisexual, gay or lesbian can be four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. A similar report in the same year by Dr. Arnold Grossman of New York University and Dr. Anthony D’Augelli of Pennsylvania
State University had similar estimates for those who identified as transgender. The SPARK session focused on information regarding how to read warning signs, learning what to ask and what not to ask, whom to contact for additional help, bullying and the techniques for handling a situation in which a person may feel suicidal. The representatives also worked on debunking common myths about suicide such as those who self-injure themselves are always suicidal. “How much do they actually want to die versus how much do they just want to take the pain away?” asked Moundas rhetorically, referencing the mental hurt a person may be trying to escape from by self-injuring themselves. It was strongly advised that if someone talks of suicide not to take it as “just a cry for help”. Instead, group members are advised to listen and to possibly attempt to find an additional person whom the suicidl person trusts to also talk to about his or her feelings. Professional counseling was also advised in situations where the person is expressing suicidal thoughts, especially when the person has a specific plan on how to kill to him-or-herself and has the intent to carry it out.
Counseling, however, isn’t just for the possibly suicidal; it can also be useful for friends who are trying to help them.
munity last October. “I don’t know exactly why were so many [suicides] reported that month,” commented Moundas
“Some theories have been put out there that it’s a time in America of uncertainty, which seems to create a lot of stress overall.” Sean Moundas Psychologist, UNH Counseling Center “A lot of people, if they’re concerned about a friend, will come in and schedule a meeting for themselves,” Josh Kingsbury, a pre-doctoral intern at the UNH Counseling Center said during the session. This type of action was strongly encouraged by Kingsbury and the other representatives who also encouraged those who chose to do this to still attempt to get the person he or she is consoling to come to the counseling center by walking them over either by themselves or with the help of an RA if they live in a dorm. The interest in setting up this informal event came from what both Moundas and the Student President of the Alliance, Jeff Swanson, said seemed to be a rise in suicide coverage involving the LGBTQQ com-
about the deaths. “Some theories have been put out there that it’s a time in America of uncertainty which seems to create a lot of stress overall.” Moundas also stated another possibility could be ‘copycat suicides’ or rather those who read or hear about a suicide in the media and choose to take their lives by the same method. The outcome for the event was about 20 students. Swanson was expecting a slightly higher turnout since the event took the time of the weekly Alliance meeting. “Normally we have more people at our meetings,” Swanson said. “We tried to push it as not just LGBTQQ, but trying to push it towards all groups and the university, but it didn’t really seem to work out.”
Moundas, however, was more optimistic about the number of people who showed, saying that even though only about twenty came they would hopefully be sharing what they learned about how to deal with suicides with those they knew. Moundas is also part of the President’s LGTBQQ Commission involving the status of LGTBQQ issues of which Swanson as Liason for the UNH Alliance and stated more events concerning mental health in general will be coming to the campus in the near future.
RESOURCES UNH Counseling Center: www.unhcc.unh.edu
The Trevor Project (for LGTBQQ youth specifically): www.thetrevorproject. com
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE): www.save.org
Zoo Atlanta’s baby panda makes his debut Kate Brumback ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTA- About 1-monthold, a new giant panda cub at Zoo Atlanta is still smaller than a house cat, but he is healthy and growing fast, veterinarians said Thursday after a weekly medical exam. The cub, who will be named when he is 100 days old following Chinese tradition, will be placed in public viewing areas when he can walk, usually around 4 months old. He measures just over a foot long and weighs 2.2 pounds. Reporters were allowed to watch the exam. During it, the cub was quiet, laying in a small bed as two veterinarians listened to his heart beat. He wriggled around a bit as the vets took various measurements. “His abdomen’s really round and full and that’s what we really like in a baby,” said Dr. Hayley Murphy, director of veterinary services at Zoo Atlanta. “That just tells us he’s eating well and his abdomen’s full of milk.” Before he was brought into the exam room, the cub could be heard making a squawking sound, like a bird, and zoo staff said he was calling to his mother because he had rolled onto his back after she set him
down. “He’s still kind of categorized as a newborn so, you know, he should not be that active yet,” Murphy said. “They should be fairly quiet, not too squirmy, relaxed. As long as he’s warm and well-fed, he’s like any other infant, he’s happy.” This is the third cub for the cub’s mother, Lun Lun (loon loon). She was inseminated earlier this year with the sperm of her mate, Yang Yang. The duo’s other cubs are Mei Lan (may lahn), born in 2006, and Xi Lan (she lahn), born in 2008. Zoo Atlanta has had Lun Lun and Yang Yang for a decade. Xi Lan still lives in Atlanta, but his older sister Mei Lan was returned to China in February to help breed more of the endangered animals. China owns all the pandas in the United States, even the cubs that are born here. Atlanta is one of four U.S. zoos with giant pandas. The others are San Diego, Memphis and Washington, D.C. Researchers estimate there are only 1,600 to 3,000 of the endangered species remaining in the wild, and another 200 in captivity. Until the panda is on public display, fans can watch the cub’s growth on the zoo’s online panda cam.
Lady Luck brings the ﬁne art of burlesque to Portsmouth Ellen Stuart ARTS EDITOR
Women from all over the Seacoast are getting ready to shake, shimmy and ﬂirt--because now Portsmouth has its very own burlesque troupe. The new Lady Luck Burlesque troupe was founded by Portsmouth photographer Jessica Bettcher, and after two successful rounds of auditions the ladies are ready to start practicing for their anticipated Valentine’s Day debut. A contemporary burlesque troupe in Portsmouth has long been a dream of Bettcher’s. “I’d wanted to do it for the
last six years or so,” Bettcher said. “Burlesque is something I’ve always appreciated, and I ﬁnally decided to make it happen myself.” Burlesque, Bettcher emphasized, is not stripping. It’s a tasteful, artful performance that incorporates music, singing and dancing. “[It is] a really classy, tasteful performance,”Bettcher said. “Maybe one of the women shows a little leg, or takes oﬀ a glove in a seductive way—but some people take it as girls running around in pasties and that’s not what we’re doing at all. We’re going for old fashioned burlesque.” Bettcher is working with choreographer Dianne Chalifour
to coordinate the dancers. “I don’t have professional burlesque experience myself,” she said “It’s just something I know a lot about, but I’m a business owner, so I thought I could be a good person to organize and run it.” Bettcher said that there’s an overall “jazzy feel” to the music of burlesque, but that Lady Luck will be incorporating many other styles of music as well. Lady Luck is planning to incorporate local musicians into the troupe’s performances. “If you play jazz and want to be part of a burlesque troupe, come get involved,” Bettcher urged. Bettcher has big plans for Continued on page 11
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Notes from an Audiophile: Album Roundup 2010 Samantha Pearson STAFF WRTIER
December has arrived. In addition to the ﬂurry of activity surrounding the end of the semester, there’s also a ﬂurry of events commemorating the end of 2010. It’s been a hectic year in every aspect, but luckily, there has been a slew of awesome musical releases to get everyone through it. Regardless of your individual taste, there’s probably been an album out this year that’s caught your attention and held it. It seems like the music industry, one of the most consistently inventive ones in contemporary society, just keeps getting better. Even with the amount of horrifyingly bad music that’s popular right now, there are too many bright lights to say the whole industry has gone downhill. Among some of the best releases this year were My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West’s ode to the egotistical jerk in all of us (but especially himself ), My Dinosaur Life, Motion City Soundtrack’s ﬁrst truly angry punk record in their discography, Lazarus, Travie McCoy’s ﬁrst solo eﬀort and one of the most pervasively summery albums I’ve ever
heard, Recovery,Eminem’s rawest work to date, and Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, My Chemical Romance’s return from a four-year hiatus (and rumored break-up) that has everyone buzzing. We also saw The Black Keys get the attention (and the Grammy nod) fans have always known they deserved for their brilliant Brothers. The Irish folk-rock group Mumford and Sons arrived on America’s iPods this year, and proved they’d earned it with their start-to-ﬁnish excellent debut Sigh No More and their single Little Lion Man, which has become a staple on indie radio. With so much new music out, it would seem diﬃcult for new artists to distinguish themselves amongst the returns of so many favorites. New artists are managing it, though, exploding across the scene in all sorts of ways. The most prominent Cinderella story of the year is arguably the appearance of Nicki Minaj on the hip-hop scene. Her debut album, Pink Friday, was released on Nov. 22, but the female rapper has had verses
on dozens of tracks by high-proﬁle rap artists all year. She even acknowledges this bizarre commodity on Kanye West’s single “Monster,” boasting “50k for a verse, no album out.” Minaj’s self-proclaimed brilliance has led her into a MC beef with former scene queen Lil Kim, the two of them duking it out in the lyrics to Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge” and Lil Kim’s Black Friday, a direct response to Minaj’s album title. It seems that the rapper is here to stay. According to her Twitter account, Pink Friday has the second highest debut week in the history of female rap, with 375,190 records sold as of Wednesday, Dec. 1. There’s still a few weeks to go before 2010 wraps up completely, and a ton of new records have yet to be released. If the above releases are anything to go by, then there is quite a legacy to live up to in this brilliant year for music.
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The New Hampshire • December 3, 2010
Have a family movie night (without the chipmunks) Dreading sharing the DVD player when you head home this holiday? The Verb’s got plenty of family movies that don’t suck. Ellen Stuart ARTS EDITOR
The holidays are coming, which, like it or not, means lots of family time. And sure, togetherness is great for the ﬁrst hour or so. But going back to sharing space—and the TV—with people ranging in age from 6 to sixty isn’t always the easiest adjustment, and ﬁnding a movie to please everyone can seem practically impossible. Luckily, The Verb has plenty of suggestions to keep your family movie nights fun, harmonious and Miley Cyrus-free. “Up” Don’t lie--you were getting misty during the opening montage of this one. I don’t know when Pixar started making all of the year’s most emotional movies (Toy Story 3, anyone?), but the adventures of a cranky widower and his eight-yearold Wilderness Scout sidekick are absolutely sweet, funny and family pleasing. Perfect for: Pretty much everyone, although it gets bonus points with the grandparents considering it’s the only movie on this list with an octogenarian as the hero. Possible red ﬂags: Not many,
although there’s a bit of what I think the MPAA calls “adventure peril.” “The Princess Bride” Endlessly quotable, bizarre, and generally awesome, “The Princess Bride” is a great pick for everyone but the youngest members of the family. Fencing, ﬁghting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...what else do you want? Perfect for: Hanging out with your cousins. (If your cousins are anything like mine, take a drink every time someone says “true love”). Possible red ﬂags: minimal swearing, plenty of (occasionally bloody) swashbuckling and, of course, the screaming eels. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson, the pretentious but occasionally endearing king of the dysfunctional family movie, takes on the animal kingdom and stop motion animation in this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book. George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jason Schwartzman lend their voices to a family of foxes trying to save their home from a trio of nasty farmers and the result is, in fact, pretty fantastic. Perfect for: Your to-cool-for-
third-grade cousin, and your brother who goes to NYU. Possible red ﬂags: Again, a little bit of “adventure peril.” Hitchcock for Beginners Okay, so you might want to stay away from “Psycho” with the kiddies, but bear with me. “Rear Window” and “North by Northwest” are both awesome introductions to classic ﬁlm for kids as young as ten. These are some of the best movies ever made, and the sooner you show kids that “black and white” doesn’t mean “boring” the better. Plus Jimmy Stewart is sexier than any pretty boy at the multiplex today. Perfect for: Bonding with your arty younger brother. Possible red ﬂags: That train going into the tunnel? It’s not just a train going into a tunnel. No one understands subtlety anymore. “Millions” This British ﬁlm from Danny Boyle (who also gave us “Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire”) is the story of two brothers who ﬁnd a duﬀel bag full of cash, which appears to have dropped from the sky. Older brother Anthony has dreams of gadgets and tropical vacations, while soulful 7-year-old Damian
thinks they should use it to help the poor. It’s a sweet story with an important moral, but doesn’t bash audiences over the head too hard with its Big Message. Perfect for: The whole family, including your Catholic grandma. Possible red ﬂags: A few slightly scary moments, some very mild sexual content. “The Emperor’s New Groove” This one gets the popular vote from the TNH staﬀ—and it’s deﬁnitely the only movie ever made about a vaguely Aztec emperor who gets turned into a llama and has to make his way home and defeat a witch, all with the help of a humble llama herder. Perfect for: Your 6 to 10-yearold nieces and nephews. Possible red ﬂags: Haven’t seen it in awhile, but it seems to me everyone spends most of this movie falling into canyons ﬁlled with alligators. Holiday classics. If you want something holiday themed, good choices are always “Elf,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Story” or “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. They’re all clas-
sics, and they’ve all got Christmas spirit, mercifully without the badly acted sugary sweetness of a cable special. …And skip these “The Grinch” (Live action) Jim Carrey will apparently not stop until he has made all Dr. Seuss classics into crass, ugly movies in which he gets hit in the crotch repeatedly, and I can’t condone that. Go for the animated version. “The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation” I haven’t seen this, but judging from the title and the fact that it stars Mario Lopez and Paris Hilton I can say with absolute certainty that I would rather have a root canal. Hopefully at least one of these picks will entertain your whole family, whatever their ages. Have a happy and harmonious trip home, UNH. Follow Ellen Stuart on Twiiter at twitter.com/ellastu90
Album review: My Chemical Romance Samantha Pearson STAFF WRITER
My Chemical Romance has done it again. The band known for continuously reinventing itself on every album has tossed aside the stark, military-style black and white of 2006’s “The Black Parade” and introduced a whole new look, feel and sound on their new album, “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.” The look is an explosion of color, the feel something like ﬂuttering, bubbly nostalgia with a boost of genuine love and power, and the sound a mixture of pop, rock, punk, and dance. Most people don’t put MCR in the category of good music. But I think they deserve to be there, and “Danger Days” is proof of why. The album is a bizarre mix of genres that shouldn’t work together, but do. Gerard Way’s vocals tie everything together brilliantly, bringing out the more conceptualized lyrics without losing you on the less plot-advancing verses. Hard-hitting tracks like “Party Poison” and “DESTROYA” are juxtaposed with softer tracks like “SING” and “The Kids from Yesterday.” There is a deﬁnite radio-friendly quality to the overall aesthetic of the album, though there is still a continuous thread of pure My-Chemical-Romance-ness which extends through the entire album, allowing this “wholly new sound” to maintain many of the hallmarks that got the band where it is today.
It’s been four years since My Chemical Romance has produced new, original material. Several struggles during the last legs of the Black Parade tour and a variety of changes in members’ family lives, left many fans wondering if the band would even produce a fourth album. Now that it’s here, it seems ridiculous to think that there was ever any doubt that they would continue making music. “Danger Days” is cohesive, original and inviting, enough to make even the most hopeless of fans take a listen. The band hasn’t lost its ﬂair for self-esteem-boosting power anthems or dark, twisted lyrics about love and death. They’ve just added catchier hooks, kicking dance beats and a chilling narrative to move things along this time around. It’s diﬃcult to describe the feeling of completion that washes over you when this album closes out, but it’s intense and wonderful. During the recording process, Way constantly said that the band was working on a “true rock record.” He wasn’t wrong. “Danger Days” has throwbacks to the dirty underground punk scene in New York in the late 1970s and classic rock references that will have a familiar taste. “The future is bulletproof / the aftermath is secondary,” and the Killjoys are here to stay. It’s been a very long four years, but “Danger Days” delivers in spades. It was worth the wait.
The New Hampshire • December 3, 2010
Actual Advice from Cosmo: Burlesque arrives Tips for a sparkly holiday in Portsmouth Ellen Stuart ARTS EDITOR
December’s Cosmo has all kinds of brilliant advice for making your holiday season the sparkliest, sexiest, most boob-ﬁlled season ever. You’ve got to get your game on, ladies. It’s going to take work. Luckily, Cosmo has everything you need.
performances for the new troupe. per The ﬁrst goal is a Valentine’s Day premiere show, which BetDa tcher hopes will eventually be foltch lowed by one new show a month. low Lady Luck Burlesque also plans to put on shows to benpla eﬁt breast and ovarian cancer research. sea In addition to dancers, singers and musicians, Lady Luck is also looking for local choreograals phers, makeup artists, hairstylists, ph set crew and costume designers. “Portsmouth needs this— there’s so many wonderful and the talented artists here. tale As long as it’s done right, I tthink it could be very well received in Portsmouth.” cei There’s still chances to get involved--Bettcher said she would vol like as many people as possible so that the dancers can be on a “retha volving door” rotation, and people vol can be as involved as much or as little as they choose. litt
Your guy Cosmo has nabbed some great recipes for cupcakes from Butch Bakery (which is unfortunately a non-ironic establishment that actually sells baked goods and not a lesbian porno that takes place in a patisserie). These are man cupcakes, none of that pussy chocolate and vanilla business. These have beer in them, and bacon, because real men are never seen eating cupcakes. But really, if your man refuses to eat a cupcake in front of his girlfriend unless its been “butched” up, there might be a bigger issue in your relationship than dessert. All I’m saying is that Mrs. Ted Haggard probably makes some bitchin rib-ﬂavored macaroons. Of course, Cosmo doesn’t forget some tips to help you meet a dude if you are--God forbid--single at Christmas. (Because really, then who will you kiss under the mistletoe? And who, for the love of God, will go to Jared?) Here’s some geographically speciﬁc tips for ﬁnding a holiday cuddle buddy: “The supermarket: Find a weirdly named product, like quinoa, on a nearby shelf, and ask him how to pronounce it. He’ll love being able to help. If he has no clue, you can laugh about it. Either way the ice is broken.” First of all, good luck ﬁnding any dude outside of Berkeley who knows how to pronounce quinoa (It’s keen-wah. Now you know). Second of all, stop pretending to be a drooling moron to meet guys. “The library: Glance at whatever book he’s holding. Tell him you’ve heard the one he grabbed is a great read and he’s lucky he got it ﬁrst. Teasingly say you’ll let him have it but only if he promises to text you once he’s done so you can check it out next.” Okay, yeah, no. This really doesn’t work if he’s holding “Mein Kampf.” And trust me, I know how to pick up a dude in a library.
Bettcher said that the response so far has been overwhelming. “I can’t believe how excited people are about it. It’s awesome,” Bettcher said. She said this enthusiams is due in no small part to Portsmouth’s thriving creative community.. “I think Portsmouth is the ideal spot,” she said. “People are coming out of the woodwork to get involved.” Email Jessica Bettcher at email@example.com to ﬁnd out more about Lady Luck Burlesque and get involved. Dancers must be 21 to audition.
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Your look Cosmo has all kinds of advice for your holiday party outﬁts! Like... Make a skin statement: Hit up an art store for some small rhinestones, the stick them to your bod in the shape of your (or your guy’s) initials using easy-to-remove eyelash glue This one is word-for-word taken from “Mean Girls,” furthering my theory that Cosmo is just screwing with us all. Feather your hair: Do as rocker chicks like Ke$ha: clip or tie a feather (ﬁnd them at accessory or craft stores) to the ends of your strands. We want to look like Ke$ha now?
Your boobs Cosmo has no fewer than 25 fun things to do with your boobs this month (Now, I don’t speak for all women, but I don’t often look down at my chest and think, “Jesus Christ, these damn things are so boring. Why can’t you be more fun?” But that’s just me). Here’s
some ways to have fun with your funbags: “Trace your nipples with minty lip balm, and have him blow on them. This creates a cooling sensation that’s sure to give you erotic shivers” Cosmo’s sex advice section is obsessed with blowing on things, cooling things and, of course, with minty tits. This one’s a triple whammy. “With you on top, lean over his face and have him stick out his tongue. Then dangle your boobs above his mouth and shake them.” That’s the whole tip. Let him sort of damply ﬂap his tongue on your dangling, shaking boobs. People get paid to think this stuﬀ up. “Request that he slip on a pair of your superluxe cashmere gloves before running his hands over your bare breasts.” 1. Dude, you’re stretching out my $50 cashmere gloves. 2. Dude, you’re naked except for “superluxe cashmere gloves.” Would you by chance like a bacon-ﬂavored cupcake? Follow Ellen Stuart on Twitter at twitter.com/ellastu90
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Hearing to be held to vote on surveillance system grant for P.D. The Durham Police Department may be upgrading its existing security camera system. Interested Durham residents and students can attend a public hearing Monday, Dec. 6 at the Durham Town Hall. According to the town website, the hearing will be on a proposed resolution on authorizing the acceptance of grant funds from the New Hampshire Department of Safety. Town Administrator Todd Selig said that the security system installed years ago was part of this grant, and the new grant would simply upgrade the hardware. The prerequisite for this grant was that the system had to already be
in place. The police department therefore qualified for an upgrade to use the $22,000 grant. Although the Police Department is looking to get an upgraded video surveillance system, it shouldn’t affect students or residents. “It’s exclusively for our building. It has nothing to do with posting cameras anywhere in Durham or anything of that nature,” said Police Chief Dave Kurz. The proposed resolution is in the town administrator’s office at Town Hall. It can be viewed any time before the meeting on Monday during office hours, which are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
NYC mayor: Obama has broken campaign promises Sara Kugler Franzier ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is occasionally mentioned as a longshot presidential candidate, accused President Barack Obama in a magazine interview of breaking campaign promises and said he needs better advisers. The billionaire mayor, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turnedindependent, flirted with the idea of running in 2008 but eventually abandoned the idea. He has mostly shied away from criticizing Obama, but that changed in an interview that appears in the December issue of GQ magazine. The magazine chose Bloomberg as one of its “men of the year” for 2010, among com-
pany like actor Jeff Bridges, television personality Stephen Colbert and rapper Drake. “The president, I think, needs some better advisers,” Bloomberg told GQ. “He campaigns, ‘I’m gonna do A,’ and then he doesn’t do it. Now he’s pissed off the supporters and the opponents.” The White House declined to comment Thursday. The mayor did not elaborate on which promises he believes Obama has broken. Bloomberg also said, as he has in the past, that he does not intend to run for president “or any other office.” Asked Thursday about the interview, the former CEO mayor reiterated his criticism of the president and his team, particularly in advocating for American business.
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Indians question Colo. firm’s motives in voting rights case Ben Neary
WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, Wyo. - The Mountain States Legal Foundation has built a reputation as an influential behindthe-scenes player over the years on conservative legal causes. It has waged battles against affirmative action and protections for endangered species while being bankrolled by some of the most powerful families in the West. The group is now fighting a protracted legal battle with American Indians who believe the organization is trampling on their voting rights in a rural Wyoming county. At issue is a local dispute over the election of county commissioners in Fremont County. Mountain States Legal Foundation has been representing the county pro bono for the last five years in a fight against American Indians who want greater representation on the commission. That Mountain States has waded into such a local dispute further demonstrates the clout it seeks to wield in Western legal disputes, in this case arguing first that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 didn’t apply to Indians in Fremont County. Failing at that, it’s now arguing on appeal that a federal judge can’t order the county to create separate commission districts.
owners against the federal government in property disputes. It frequently fights federal proposals to protect more animals through the Endangered Species Act. Mountain States also has won landmark U.S. Supreme Court victories curtailing the use of affirmative action in awarding government contracts and setting limits on how government agencies can consider race in laying off employees. Mountain States’ contract with Fremont County specified that it would challenge the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act - a landmark of the civil rights movement - that prohibits discrimination by race, color or language. Mountain States argued the act didn’t apply because the federal government hadn’t previously found voting discrimination in Fremont County. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson in Cheyenne rejected Mountain States’ constitutional challenge in 2007. He said the firm failed to disclose that other federal courts had rejected similar minority voting rights arguments it made in cases in Montana and Colorado. In April, Johnson ruled for the plaintiffs on the rest of the case. He ordered Fremont County to establish five commission districts, including one centered on the reservation that would virtually guarantee the election of an Indian commissioner.
“There’s a lot of really well-meaning people who don’t harbor racist views, or their decisions aren’t driven by race. And when the judge says that the racism in Fremont County is undeniable and palpable, that’s a pretty vicious indictment of our citizens. And it’s not true.” Douglas Thompson Commission Chairman Federal tax records show that the organization’s supporters in recent years have included foundations controlled by the Coors brewing family in Colorado and Philip F. Anschutz, a reclusive Denver billionaire with extensive holdings in railroads, energy and communications. Plaintiff Patricia Bergie of the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Council accuses Mountain States of “trying to make sure that our voice isn’t heard, and trying to make sure that we don’t have any weight in the county.” But Diemer True, a former Mountain States director, Casper oilman and a former Republican National Committee member, said the firm seeks only a level playing field and is “very concerned about equal rights, not minority rights.” Aside from its work in Voting Rights Act cases, Mountain States commonly sides with private land-
Fremont County then proposed a single voting district for Indians, with at-large voting for the rest of the county. Johnson rejected the hybrid plan this summer, saying it would perpetuate isolation of Indians. The county appealed in September to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, arguing for its hybrid plan - even though the Indians argue that Wyoming state law forbids such schemes. The county is represented by Mountain States without charge, but the Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool has paid out more than $200,000 to cover other costs. The liability pool voted in late October not to cover any of the county’s appeal. The pool could also be on the hook for more than $880,000 to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees. Some prominent people have passed through Mountain States’ doors. Gale Norton worked at
Mountain States before she went on to serve as attorney general of Colorado and then as interior secretary under President George W. Bush. James Watt served as director of the law firm before serving as interior secretary under President Ronald Reagan. One lawyer who litigated against the firm in another case says it appears motivated by deeply conservative political philosophy. “If you look at the way things were in the 1950s ... the communities out there that were white communities kind of did what they wanted to do,” said Jack Trope, executive director of the Association on American Indian Affairs in Rockville, Md. “That’s the kind of world they want to go back to.” Efforts to reach spokespeople for comment at the Castle Rock Foundation - connected to the Coors family - and the Anschutz Foundation were unsuccessful. Repeated attempts to reach principals of Mountain States for comment on the case also failed. First-term Fremont County Commissioner Keja Whiteman, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, cast the lone vote against the appeal. “I’m skeptical when any legal organization routinely comes to the aid of local governments to fight Indian people,” Whiteman said. Fremont County had pointed to Whiteman’s election as proof the lawsuit is without merit, though Johnson noted in April that Whiteman is the only American Indian ever to be elected to the county commission. In that ruling, Johnson cited a long history of discrimination against Indians in Fremont County, from the first contacts with white settlers to the present day. Fremont County holds most of the Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. At more than 2.5 million acres, Fremont County is larger than Delaware but home to only about 39,000 people, of whom more than 20 percent are American Indians. Some 13.5 percent of county residents live below the poverty level, compared with 9.5 percent for the state, according to 2009 U.S. Census figures. Bergie, who serves on the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, said Mountain States is known in tribal circles as “Indian fighters.” But Douglas Thompson, the commission chairman, disputed the characterization - and said he believes race relations in Fremont County have deteriorated since Johnson’s ruling. “There’s a lot of really wellmeaning people who don’t harbor racist views, or their decisions aren’t driven by race,” Thompson said. “And when the judge says that the racism in Fremont County is undeniable and palpable, that’s a pretty vicious indictment of our citizens. And it’s not true.”
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UNH’s offer more than reasonable AAUP should break from anti-student reputation In what has become something akin to an annual tradition at UNH, contract negotiations between the administration and the UNH chapter of the American Association of University Professors have broken down. We had nearly the same exact story as the one on page one of our Nov. 20, 2009 issue, and similar stories appeared in 2006. This year, we have the UNH administration offering a three-year, 6.5 percent salary increase. More than half of that would be merit-based. Additionally, the offer stipulated a two percent increase in faculty contributions to the health plan. The faculty union, on the other hand, is asking for a 12.5 percent salary increase over that same period (with one percent merit-based), along with no increase in faculty contributions. Just as we did last year, we’re coming down on the side of the administration. It’s one thing to aim high, but at some point you have to begin the haggling process, not just decide to hold out. The faculty’s salaries come primarily from tuition, which increased by 4.9 percent for in-state students this year, and 6.2 percent for the previous one. Would the union be willing to stand before the student body and demand a tuition increase?
Their position would evoke more sympathy if the administration were offering a despicably low figure in return. 6.5 percent over three years, even with an increase in contributions to the health plan, doesn’t seem to fall into that category. Around the country, the majority of professors are dealing with smaller pay raises, a fact that remains even if the union can pick out a few notable examples of the opposite.
The faculty union’s tendency to shy away from merit-based salary increases is disappointing. Also, the faculty union’s tendency to shy away from merit-based salary increases is disappointing. Is the union not confident enough in the abilities of its members to assume that they would earn those increases? If not, then the university and the union have deeper problems to address. From the viewpoint of anyone outside the faculty, it seems logical to reward “effectiveness,” not the fact that you nailed the job interview.
It’s simple to point to UNH’s lack of funding from the state. But crying “University of No Help” will only get you so far, simply because it’s nearly impossible to find anyone within the state (or the university) who expects that to change. Similarly, it’s easy to condemn the faculty and move on. The fact is that cuts and cost-controlling measures have to come from all areas of the university. The union has the opportunity to set an example, rather than come around to logical thinking eventually. Students and the surrounding community are tired of the long process. They’re tired of bringing in negotiators, then bringing in fact-finders. Last year, the union went so far as to threaten to boycott summer classes, which established its reputation as an organization unconcerned with the students they teach day-in and day-out. To the faculty of UNH, we’ve all been in your classes; for the most part, you all seemed rational there. Now let’s see you take your common sense to the boardroom. To end this editorial on a positive note, it’s nice to see that both sides are proposing three-year contracts. That’s good, because we’re looking forward to a couple years without these negotiations making news.
A match made offshore
Turbines fit well with mission of Shoals Marine Lab On Wednesday, the National Wildlife Federation released a report entitled “Offshore Wind in the Atlantic: Growing Momentum for Jobs, Energy Independence, Clean Air and Wildlife Protection.” The report includes promising potential for offshore wind in the state, right in the backyard of a UNH facility.
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sonal field station that allows students to take courses and research within the field of marine sciences during the summer. It also could be a testing ground for offshore wind energy. Martin Wosnik, associate director of the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Ocean Renewable Energy, told the New Hampshire Union Leader: “Our offshore test site one mile south of the Isles of Shoals is wellsuited for cost-effective deployments of floating wind turbine concepts. The offshore site is already permitted for research, and UNH has successfully deployed ocean structures there yearround. Our research can help make this clean energy opportunity a reality.” With wind power likely the most
effective, most economically-viable method of alternative energy for the eastern United States, the state and the university need to act now to move toward the future. It’s unfortunate that there is not a single offshore wind turbine on the east coast. Given UNH’s environmentally-friendly reputation, the university should do everything possible to move this project forward, so that the country can look forward to a time when wind energy is economically viable and powering New Hampshire’s seacoast region. The state should work toward reducing the bureaucracy that hinder these projects. And UNH should work toward getting those prototypes ready.
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Friday, December 3, 2010
OP-ED A new way of looking at the budget in N.H. Cathy Silber
People like to compare the state or federal budget to a family’s budget, and base suggestions about what government should do on the habits of regular people. For example, Rep. Bill O’Brien, the newlyelected speaker of the House, plans to switch the order of New Hampshire’s budget process, looking first at revenues and then at spending, because this is what families do. Is this what families do? Add up the amount of money they have and then figure out what to spend it on? In one sense, especially in our consumer economy, people do spend based on how much they have at their disposal. A lot of people do choose a bigger TV or a fancier house, just because they have the money to pay for it. Or, all too often, even when they don’t. Personal debt is the norm: mortgage debt, car debt, credit card debt. Our economy runs not just on meeting our needs, but on the stoking and instant gratification of our desires. To my mind, responsible family budgeting works more like this: add up the cost of basic needs-food, clothing, shelter, transportation, health care, education--and weigh the total against income. Some families will have something left over, some will break even, and some--more and more these days-won’t have enough. People--and governments too-have been known to save when they have extra, for college, for retirement. Both people and governments are known to spend to the breakeven point too. But what does a family do when it doesn’t have enough? It reexamines every need, scales back as much as possible and keeps trying to bring in more money somehow. This is where the comparison between regular people and governments gets interesting. Individually, people can scale back a long way, depending on where they start, from eating out to eating in, from steak to hamburger, bologna to beans, three meals to two, to the food pantry, food stamps, the dumpster behind the supermarket. The health effects of moving from a four-bedroom home to a small apartment to a relative’s basement probably don’t start setting in until the move from the basement to the car, or the tent to the underpass.
But what about a state, a society? Is there a point in the scaling back at which damage to our whole becomes greater than the sum of harm to our parts? We already accept a certain level of harm to our parts--that’s not the main question here. It’s okay with us, for example, that certain children, veterans, neighbors are cold and hungry, that some people who get sick will suffer without care or die before their time, that it might take a state trooper an hour to respond to someone’s emergency, or a year or two for somebody’s court case to get resolved. The question concerns the pillars of our society, the infrastructures of our economy, the foundations of our future. Somewhere, there is a point beyond which the scaling back incurs irreparable harm, harm beyond the human toll we’ve already agreed to accept. A recent conference in Manchester, sponsored by the Concord Coalition and the Whittemore School at UNH, explored the conflicts between investment and consumption, between short-term solutions and long-term sustainability. One of the panelists noted that conservatives believe that government should be a certain percentage of GDP, from which spending priorities follow, and that liberals believe that government should set its priorities first and then ensure sufficient revenue to pay for them. The panelist offered a third way, a simple test for determining the viability of government spending: is it an investment whose benefits exceed its costs? Individuals do act on impulse, and governments can be reckless too. But not being able to make ends meet isn’t always the result of reckless spending. Cuts can be reckless too--of the nose to spite the face, for instance, or the legs right out from under you. When ideology is reckless, cuts become more about ax grinding than pruning for new growth. Just as sometimes it may be irresponsible not to take a second job to provide for one’s family, so too can it be irresponsible for a state not to raise sufficient revenue to meet its basic obligations. Cathy Silber is the executive director of the Granite State Fair Tax Coalition.
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From the Left
Time to make a clean energy push Alexandra Priest and Cara Copeland TNH COLUMNISTS
The development and progression of clean energy methodology is becoming more and more necessary. As other countries advance, it is paramount that we decrease greenhouse gas emissions and find more efficient and environmentally friendly ways of producing energy. According to Organizing for America, “The country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century.” This is an accurate statement, for the country to produce a clean energy system will not only have a positive effect on global warming, but also create jobs and independence. Organizing for America lists a three-part solution to the issue: chart a new energy future, invest in clean, renewable energy and fight climate change. To chart a new energy future, we must commit ourselves to finding alternative and renewable energy. We have become much too dependent on foreign oil and must be able to sustain our country with our own, clean energy. In doing so, there is the possibility of the creation of many jobs and career opportunities for our citizens—jobs that would be American jobs—jobs not able to be moved offshore. By investing in clean, renewable energy, we will be creating a better, more independent country for the citizens of tomorrow. Organizing for America has a goal of generating 25 percent of our own clean and renewable energy by the year 2025. In order to meet this goal, we have to be willing to invest in alternative energies such as wind energy and the use of geothermal power. The third solution to the energy issue is fighting climate change. Projects and ideas such as the Cape
Wind project will, in time, decrease pollution and harmful environmental effects. Locally speaking, a new organization trying to further the quest for clean energy has emerged. Cape Wind supports the building of an offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. According to its website, 130 wind turbines will harness the wind and produce up to 420 megawatts of energy, providing three quarters of the Cape and Islands’ electricity needs in normal winds. Cape Wind goes on to discuss the strength of their proposal and the benefits of the project, such as energy independence and lower, more stabilized energy costs as well as “establishing Cape Cod and Massachusetts as a world-wide leader in offshore renewable energy technology.” Cape Wind estimates that this project will create up to 1,000 jobs on the Cape. Once construction begins, the project will take two years until it is finished. The main concerns over the construction of a wind farm off of the Cape are the effects it will have on the historic and pristine ocean view. According to Cape Wind: “Hyannis will be over five miles away—and most of the Cape beaches will be further away. The slender supporting towers will be painted to blend in with the horizon, making them visible one half-inch above the horizon on clear days.” Their website even offers a computer simulation of what the wind park will look like from the shore. They go on to state that they realize “…that the pristine environment and uninterrupted views are central
to the spirit of the Cape. As such, we are taking steps to minimize the impact on our surroundings. This project will mark a great leap forward for the Cape and position it as a leader in clean, renewable energy technology.” One half-inch of the skyline is a small price to pay for cleaner, cheaper, independent, homemade, renewable energy. In addition, Cape Wind also states that the electricity produced by the project “…will help offset the power from dirty fossil fuel plants located in New England.” The Cape Wind website offers many more facts and figures on how the project will affect the Cape and Islands. We are becoming increasingly dependant on foreign oil. Alternative forms of energy and generating power would not only be more environmentally efficient, but alternative energy will also help to assuage our dependence on the Middle East for oil. Harnessing a new means of energy production would be greatly beneficial to the environment and would also help the United States to become a leader as alternative forms of energy progress. Alexandra Priest (left) is a sophomore political science major, the president of the UNH College Democrats and the finance director of the New Hampshire College Democrats. Cara Copeland is a sophomore art major and vice president of the College Democrats.
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“[TNH’s editorial staff is] correct that ‘ones’s sexual orientation has no affect on one’s proficiency.....’” However, their proficiency is not the concern. The question is the impact on the proficiency of the majority of our fighting military as a whole. What will it do to the moral of the majority of the military that are not homosexual.” Anonymous
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From the Right
Nice weather, Native American art, and other reasons I’m moving to Oklahoma Nick Mignanelli TNH COLUMNIST
I enjoyed reading TNH’s Tuesday editorial, “Fear-mongering in Oklahoma.” For those of you who happen to have missed this journalistic gem (as I wish I had), the editorial berates the citizens of Oklahoma for passing a constitutional amendment that, according to the editorial staff of TNH, “goes against everything this country stands for,” namely forbidding judges from using foreign and religious law in their rulings. If I donate a copy of the Constitution to TNH, do you think they will read it? I am a bit embarrassed by this whole situation since, upon first glance, I thought this editorial was a satire. The amendment to Article 7, Section 1 of the Oklahoma State Constitution effectively bans judges in the State of Oklahoma from utilizing international or Sharia law in making decisions. Here is the text, courtesy of Oklahoma’s Secretary of State’s website: the amendment begins, “the Courts, when exercising their judicial authority, shall uphold and adhere to the law as provided in the United States Constitution, the Oklahoma Constitution, the United States code, established common law, the Oklahoma statutes, and if necessary, the law of another state of the United States?” (Wait, isn’t the U.S. Constitution one of those things America stands for? I’m confused!) The most infamous part of this amendment comes in a few lines later: “The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia law.” The reason Sharia law is singled out in the amendment is not Islamophobia (as some brilliant student journalists have suggested), but rather the attempted adoption of Sharia law in Western European countries, a trend that many legal scholars fear could come to the United States. In the United Kingdom, for instance, state-sanctioned
Sharia tribunals now exist for use by Muslim subjects under a loose interpretation of Britain’s 1996 Arbitration Act. These courts have severely restricted the rights of Muslim women living in the U.K. According to a press release by the Civitas Institute for the Study of Civil Society: “Sharia courts operating in Britain may be handing down rulings that are inappropriate to this country because they are linked to elements in Islamic law that are seriously out of step with trends in Western legislation that derive from the values of the Enlightenment and are inherent in modern codes of human rights.”
If I donate a copy of the Constitution to TNH, do you think they will read it? Recent fatwas issued by these courts have set dangerously backward precedents. One recent ruling has stated that Muslim women may only marry Muslim men. Another ruling states that men have exclusive custody rights over their male children after said children have arrived at the age of seven. It is a disgrace that this is happening in the country that gave us habeas corpus and English Common Law. Speaking of singling out a group of people and making broad generalizations, my favorite assertion made in the editorial was that, “the group most behind the amendment, conservative Christians, are a group highly interested in seeing
their religious doctrine become a part of state and national law, particularly when it comes to abortion and gay marriage.” I will disregard the inherent inaccuracy of this statement and simply opine that, if you think Christian Conservatives mistreat homosexuals, you should see what happens to them under Sharia law. As for a woman’s right to choose (infanticide), women don’t even have the right to choose whom they marry under Sharia law. It takes a lot of ignorance to attempt to papier-mâché Muslims into the American Left’s collage of groups playing identity politics. (Does anyone foresee any conflicts that might arise amongst the traditional constituents of the New Left and the Islamic electoral demographic liberals are now courting, anyone? Gay rights activists? Feminists? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?) Contrary to liberal hysteria, this amendment doesn’t ban the practice of Islam, nor does it demote Muslim Americans to second-class citizenship, nor does it violate the constitutional rights of Muslim-Americans. What this amendment does do, however, is force the judiciary to focus their legal interpretations upon laws passed and precedents set here in America. According to the editorial staff at TNH, this “amendment is clearly anti-Islam.” Following that logic, America is clearly antiCatholic, since judges do not take Cannon Law into account when making legal decisions. That’s it; I’m calling the ACLU! If the preliminary injunction does become permanent, we could always amend the U.S. Constitution: the American people are sure to stand behind the citizens of Oklahoma. Nick Mignanelli is a freshman political science major. He considers himself a constitutional conservative and hopes to use this column to trigger political dialogue within the UNH campus community.
Friday, December 3, 2010
OP-ED TNH picks the NFL: Week 13 New Orleans at Cincinnati Chicago at Detroit San Francisco at Green Bay Jacksonville at Tennessee Denver at Kansas City Cleveland at Miami Buffalo at Minnesota Washington at New York (N) Oakland at San Diego Atlanta at Tampa Bay St. Louis at Arizona Dallas at Indianapolis Carolina at Seattle Pittsburgh at Baltimore New York (A) at New England TNH (Wins-Losses) this season : 112-62
BY CHANTEL MCCABE
How do you think UNH will do vs. BethuneCookman?
“I feel like the Wildcats are going to win because so far we’re on a good streak.”
“UNH has done good for this whole season…so Go ‘Cats!” Phillip Parker, Senior
Erika Dupervil, Sophomore
“We’ve had a good season so far so we’ve got to keep the streak going.” Nina Russmen, Sophomore
“We’re first going to beat them, then we’re going to humiliate them because UNH is the best school ever.”
Watch the complete “On the Spot” video interviews, compiled by TNH’s Chantel McCabe , on www.TNHonline.com!
Luke Weigle, Freshman
Friday, December 3, 2010
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FOOTBALL: UNH and Bethune-Cookman to battle in second round of FCS tournament on Saturday Continued from page 20
mediocre record. There is nothing mediocre about Bethune-Cookman’s record, as B-CU went 10-1, their only loss coming against Florida A&M in their last game of the season. While B-CU did not play a particularly had schedule in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, their recordand their statistics- are nothing to scoff at. The explosive B-CU offense averaged 39. 8 points per game in
the regular season, second most in the entire FCS. That offense is led by senior quarterback Matt Johnson, an all around talent who can hurt opposing defenses with both his arm and his legs. In addition to completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2053 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, Johnson also racked up over 60 yards a game rushing on his way to 700 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. “There’s not a lot of teams in our league that have a quarterback as dynamic as Johnson with the
Senior quarterback Matt Johnson has been the catalyst for the Bethune-Cookman offense this season, accounting for 2,753 of the Wildcats’ 4,849 total yards.
football in his hand,” UNH head coach Sean McDonnell said. “That kid has the ball in his hand and makes all the decisions.” The UNH defense will have their hands full with Johnson, who may be slightly hampered by an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. The bye week did allow some extra rest for some injured Wildcats, including linebacker Alan Buzbee, who missed UNH’s last game of the season against Towson with a shoulder injury. Buzbee is a probable starter on Saturday and will help Evans and the rest of the Wildcat defense contain B-CU’s explosive offense. “They make a lot of big plays,” Evans said. “Johnson is really fast, definitely shifty . . . we just have to stay disciplined with our gaps, that’s the big thing, and we have to tackle well.” For UNH’s offense, senior quarterback R.J. Toman is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered in the Towson game. While the ankle is not yet fully recovered, McDonnell expects that Toman will be able to play on Saturday. In somewhat of surprise, junior tight end Chris Jeannot said that there is a “slight chance” that he may play on Saturday. Jeannot has sat out most of the season, including the last three weeks, with a concussion suffered in week 3 against Rhode Island. If the talented pass-catching tight end could play, it would give the UNH offense a boost against an imposing B-CU defense. B-CU’s defense leads the FCS in turnovers-created with 40 this season. Those turnovers, combine with an efficient offense, has given
TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Sophomore linebacker Matt Evans, shown here after intercepting a pass against Towson, has been a star on the UNH defense, leading the team in tackles with 135.
Bethune-Cookman the best turnover ratio in the country. “Their defense is good. They get to the ball in a hurry,” McDonnell said. “That’s a lot of turnovers that they’ve created. From a program that prides ourselves on doing that, the thing that jumps out at me the most is their turnover ratio.” Saturday’s game will mark the seventh-straight year UNH has competed in the FCS playoffs, the longest such streak in the nation. With a win, the Wildcats would ad-
vance past their first opponent for the third straight year. That experience may give UNH an upper hand come Saturday afternoon. “We’ve been through this before, we can’t let emotions get a hold of us,” Evans said. “We’re going down there with one mission and that’s to win.” The game will kickoff at 1 p.m. at Municipal Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on NCAA. com, while the Wildcat Sports Network will carry the radio broadcast.
Four Wildcats named to All-New England team Staff Reports
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University of New Hampshire football players Terrance Fox, Brian McNally, Hugo Souza and Dino Vasso have been named to the 2010 FCS All-New England team by the New England Football Writers. The four will be honored at the annual N.E. Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Dec. 9 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass. All four players were recently named to the 2010 All-CAA First Team. Fox, a senior wide receiver, leads the CAA in receptions per game (5.6), ranks fifth in receiving yards per game (59.5) and seventh in all-purpose yards (97.7). The 5-8, 166-pound receiver has notched six receiving touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a score. McNally, a junior defensive end, leads the CAA in sacks (9.0), paces UNH with 10.5 tackles for
loss and has compiled 32 tackles, including 17 solo stops. Souza, a senior safety, has tallied 82 tackles, 46 unassisted, with one interception, five pass breakups and a forced fumble. His 318 career tackles place him sixth alltime at UNH. Vasso, a senior captain at cornerback, is tied for the league lead in interceptions (five), tops the conference with 12 passes defended, has a team-best seven pass breakups and has notched 48 tackles, 32 of the solo variety. The All-New England team represents 12 schools and four conferences: the CAA, the Ivy League, the Northeast Conference and the Patriot League. The 10th-ranked Wildcats take on 13th-ranked Bethune-Cookman on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Division I FCS Championship.
TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH defensive end Brian McNally (pictured about in the first-annual Colonial Clash) is one of four Wildcats to make the FCS All-New England team. In nine games this season, McNally recorded 32 tackles with a team-best nine sacks that totaled 48 yards lost.
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‘Cats downed by mighty ‘Cuse in non-conference matchup Staff Reports
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Senior Jill McDonald recorded 11 points and seven rebounds, and junior Denise Beliveau posted 10 points, but the UNH women’s basketball team came up short against Syracuse University, 87-46, Monday evening at the Carrier Dome. With the win, Syracuse moves to 4-0 on the season, extending its non-conference unbeaten streak to 32 consecutive home games, including 26 at the Carrier Dome. As for UNH, the loss drops the ‘Cats to 1-4. New Hampshire kicked off the game with an edge on Syracuse, posting a 9-3 run that gave the ‘Cats
a 16-11 lead with just over 13 minutes remaining in the first frame. Cari Reed ignited the stretch, banging in a 3-pointer from the left wing at 14:31, while Kelsey Hogan and McDonald would add trifectas of their own along the way to put UNH on top. The Orange struck back, pouring in 13 unanswered points over a span of 4:11, capped off with a 3-pointer by Erica Morrow, that gave the home team a 24-16 edge with 9:35 remaining in the first frame. SU continued to build its lead in the opening moments of the second stanza, stringing together six unanswered points, with three different players scoring for the Orange, setting the score at 48-23 with 17:19 to play.
Beliveau would sink a three, halting UNH’s scoreless streak, as the two squads would exchange baskets with one another for the next five minutes. After the brief back-and-forth battle, Syracuse responded by posting 10 unanswered on its way to putting together a 17-4 run, giving the home team a 76-38 edge with 7:05 remaining. Hogan followed up by draining a 3-pointer from the top of the key, but the ‘Cats were held scoreless for the next two minutes following the basket as the Orange dropped in eight points to hold onto the lead in the final minutes of the contest. The Wildcats return to action on Friday at 7 p.m. when they take on Manhattan College at Draddy Gymnasium.
TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH’s Jackie Lyons played five minutes for the Wildcats in the Wildcats’ 87-46 loss to Syracuse on Monday.
UCONN: After leading at the half, Wildcats fall to No. 9 Huskies Continued from page 20
TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH’s Mike Sislo (19) netted his eighth goal of the season in the Wildcats’ 3-0 win over UMass-Lowell on Thursday.
HOCKEY: Nine players score at least one point in Wildcats’ win on Thursday Continued from page 20
River Hawks fall to 2-10-2 on the year, 2-8-0 in Hockey East, and continue to sit at last place in the conference. Junior goalie Matt DiGirolamo recorded his second-career shutout, stopping 25 shots for UNH while UMass-Lowell counterpart Doug Carr recorded 26 saves on 29 shots. Defenseman Brett Kostolansky opened the scoring 12:34 into the first period, off assists by John Henrion and freshman Jeff Silengo. The assist marked Silengo’s first point as a Wildcat. “One of the things you do early in the year is find out who can be successful with who,” associate head coach Scott Borek. “We just needed to mix and match, get some new chemistry, get some new life.” The one goal was all the Wildcats would need, as the defense shut down the River Hawks, allowing only 25 shots after allowing 42 last weekend against Merrimack. Stevie Moses and Mike Sislo added a goal apiece in the second period, and nine players total recorded a point in the victory. UNH will now have two days
off before hosting Vermont on Sunday in a rare afternoon game at the Whittemore Center. Although the Catamounts come in sporting only a 1-6-4 record (15-3 HE), the Wildcats should have no trouble getting fired up for this matchup. Vermont ended UNH’s season in heartbreaking fashion last year, upsetting the top-seeded Wildcats in overtime in game three of the Hockey East quarterfinals in front of a shocked Whittemore Center crowd. The Catamounts’ offense took a serious blow this year, however, losing their top-five point scorers from last season. Leading the way this season is senior Wahsontiio Stacey with seven points, as well as sophomores Chris McCarthy and the always-dangerous Sebastian Stalberg, who have six points apiece. Back this year is junior goalie Rob Madore, who has been the primary starter since his freshman year. Madore comes in boasting a .899 save percentage to go along with a 3.06 goals against average. Game time is 4 p.m. at the Whittemore Center.
margin of defeat was the smallest of any of the America East schools the Huskies have played this season (Vermont – 16, Stony Brook – 27). UNH lost despite converting three more field goals, including five more 3-pointers, than the Huskies. The Wildcats also held a 39-38 edge in the rebounding department, including 18-12 on the offensive glass, and turned the ball over just 13 times, while forcing 12 UConn turnovers. Myrick, the America East Player of the Game, was 7 for 17 from the field, including 6 for 9 in the second half. Myrick was also 3 for 4 from deep and 2 of 3 at the line, while matching his career best with eight rebounds and setting a new career high with four steals. Kemba Walker, who came in averaging 30.0 ppg, finished with 30 points on 7-for-16 shooting, including 2 of 5 from deep. Walker was also 14 of 16 from the charity stripe to go along with five rebounds, three steals and two assists. The Wildcats led 7-6 just 4:10 into the contest when baskets by senior James Valladares and freshman Jordon Bronner, followed by a 3-pointer by Myrick, extended their lead to 14-6 with 12:14 remaining. The Huskies closed to within 18-15 when Valladares, who had the final 10 points of the half for UNH, canned a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 4:15 to play to open the Wildcat lead back up to six. A 6-0 UConn run, including four points from Walker, tied the game, but another Valladares trey with 6.7 seconds on the clock gave UNH a 24-21 lead. Walker knocked down a jumper as time expired to cap the scoring. With UNH leading 34-28, a put-back dunk and a layup by Alex Oriakhi sliced UConn’s deficit to
AP PHOTO UConn’s Shabazz Napier drives the lane against UNH guard Jordon Bronner on Tuesday at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The Huskies beat the Wildcats, 62-55.
two before a three-point play by Shabazz Napier gave the Huskies the lead for good at 35-34 with 14:08 to play. Another Oriakhi basket capped the 9-0 run before a Myrick layup at 13:24 brought the Wildcats to within 37-36. Walker then knocked down a 3-pointer before a Napier layup pushed the UConn lead to six with 12:27 to play. The lead was five at 49-44 when a Tyrone Conley 3-pointer followed a Myrick layup to slice the UNH deficit to 49-48 with 8:24 on the clock. From there, however, an 8-0 UConn run, including seven points from Walker, expanded the Huskies’
lead to 57-48 with 3:05 remaining. The lead was eight when a Myrick 3-pointer with 1:00 on the clock made it 58-53. Dane DiLiegro then followed two Walker free throws with a tip-in to keep the deficit at five with 32 seconds left, but another pair of Walker free throws four seconds later closed the scoring. DiLiegro posted seven points and 10 boards, while Conley tallied eight points, four rebounds and three assists. Junior Brian Benson added five points and six boards. The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Dec. 4 (2 p.m.), when they travel to Colgate University.
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Wildcats’ play ‘not acceptable’ in loss to NU Samer Kalaf STAFF WRITER
The UNH women’s hockey team made history at the Whittemore Center on Wednesday night against the Northeastern Huskies, but not in the way they would have liked. A terrible third period gave the Wildcats their sixth-straight loss, the longest losing streak in the history of the team, as NU buried UNH, 4-0. After a seven-game winning streak, UNH has failed to produce a win in its last six contests, being beaten on the road and at home by ranked and unranked teams, primarily due to a lack of scoring. The Huskies improved to 10-34 as the Wildcats slumped to 8-8-0, including a 2-6-0 record in Hockey East. NU goalie Florence Schelling had a shutout with 22 saves, bringing her record to 9-3-4, while UNH goalie Lindsey Minton, coming off a career-high 37 saves in a loss to Boston College on Nov. 28, had her record fall to 6-6-0 and allowed all four goals while recording 25 saves. It was a very even game through the first 40 minutes, with only three total penalties (one for UNH and two for NU) during that time. Despite the goals allowed, Minton had a few fantastic efforts at preventing more, including one 2:21 NU UNH
into the third period on a breakaway by NU’s Kristi Kehoe that Minton stopped with a kick save. It all started to fall apart a minute later, however, when Rachel Llanes took a pass from Casie Fields, who popped it past Minton’s glove side for the first goal of the night, putting the Huskies up 1-0. Just two minutes later, NU netted its second goal when Julia Marty got a feed from Alyssa Wohlfeiler and wristed it into the top left shelf, rattling the water bottle and notching her second goal of the season, giving her team a 2-0 lead. It didn’t get any better for UNH as Katie MacSorley mimicked her teammate Marty by knocking a shot in off the crossbar and in for her 11th goal of the season and a 3-0 lead. Maggie DiMasi was credited with the assist. Llanes wasn’t done yet. At 11:47 of the third, she received a pass from Wohlfeiler, took it around the back of the net and dumped it in for her second goal of the night and her eighth of the season, giving the Huskies their fourth and final score of the game. In the post-game press conference, UNH head coach Brian McCloskey said that the third period was “one of the worst periods played in UNH women’s hockey.” “Not acceptable,” he said. While McCloskey was satisfied with the first two periods, he thought that the players who have been here for
SCOTT SLINGSBY/ CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER It was a rough game for goalie Lindsey Minton and the rest of the Wildcats on Wednesday night, as UNH gave up four third-period goals to Northeastern University in the loss.
more than a year should be embarrassed by the last 20 minutes. But McCloskey certainly isn’t throwing in the towel yet. “We need to put 60 minutes together,” he said. “This team needs to find a way to grind wins.” Senior captain Courtney Birchard was disappointed with the loss and how the team is struggling
right now, but feels that helping each other out can turn the season around before it’s too late. She noted how in the past couple of games, the last 20 minutes have not been the team’s strongest. “We’ve got to stay with it for the full 60 [minutes],” Birchard said. Although this game against the
Huskies was a nightmare for UNH, Birchard knows there’s nothing else the team can do but put it behind them. “The only thing we can do is look forward,” she said. The next game for the Wildcats is at Providence College on Saturday at 1 p.m.
McDonnell awarded Division I FCS Coach of the Year for N.E. Staff Reports
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UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell has been feted as the Division I FCS Coach of the Year by the New England Football Writers. McDonnell, who has guided the Wildcats to the NCAA Division I FCS Championship for a nationleading seventh straight season, will be honored at the N.E. Football Writers Annual Awards and Captains Banquet on Dec. 9 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass. It is the third New England honor for McDonnell, who was also recognized in 2005 and 2008. Under his tutelage, UNH rallied to win five of its final six regular-season games, including a school-record four against ranked opponents, to earn an at-large bid to the postseason. The 12th-year head coach brings a career mark of 87-57, including 7-4 this season, for the No. 10 Wildcats into Saturday’s second-round NCAA playoff game against No. 13 Bethune-Cookman University (10-1), champions of the MEAC, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Ra-
Sean McDonnell dio coverage on the Wildcat Sports Radio Network gets underway at 12:30 p.m, and www.ncaa.com will provide free video streaming. Former UNH head coaches Chief Boston (1962), Joe Yukica (1967) and Bill Bowes (1994) previously garnered the honor, which has been handed out annually since 1953.
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2010 Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Bracket 1
*Appalachian St. (9-2)
3 *Delaware (9-2)
Saturday, Dec. 4, 12 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 12
Western Illinois (8-4)
Lehigh (10-2) Saturday, Dec. 11
Saturday, Dec. 11
*Stephen F. Austin (9-2)
Saturday, Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 7:00 p.m.
Villanova (7-4) Dec. 17/18
New Hampshire (7-4)
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Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas ESPN2
*Eastern Wash. (9-2)
*Jacksonville St. (9-2)
Saturday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 12 p.m.
Southeast Missouri St. (9-2)
Wofford (9-2) Saturday, Dec. 11
Saturday, Dec. 11
4 *Montana St. (9-2)
2 *William & Mary (8-3)
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 1:30 p.m.
* denotes host team
North Dakota St. (8-4)
Georgia Southern (8-4)
New teams, format will give tournament new feel this season Zack Cox
This year’s Football Championship Subdivision playoffs will have a different look from years past. The most noticeable change this year is the expansion of the tournament from 16 teams to 20 teams. In the new format, the twelve highest-seeded teams receive a bye while the eight lowest-seeded teams play in the first round, with the four winners playing the four highestseeded teams in the second round. Also giving the tournament a new feel this year is the absence of many of the tournament mainstays from recent years. Only seven teams from last year’s playoffs earned berths in this year’s field of 20, with such postseason regulars as Montana, Richmond and Southern Illinois left on the outside looking in. UNH, which earned a postseason berth for an FCS-best seventh consecutive season, will begin its quest for Frisco this Saturday against the MEAC-champion Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. The
Daytona Beach-based Wildcats come in boasting the best record of all playoff teams at 10-1, and their high-powered offense has put up 40 or more points in five of their 11 games. Should the Wildcats get past Bethune-Cookman, their road gets no easier, as the winner of the UNHB-CU matchup will still likely need to defeat the No. 2- and 3-overall seeds to clinch a spot in the champion game. The winner of Saturday’s game will face either Delaware or Lehigh in the quarterfinals. Delaware earned the No. 3 seed after winning the CAA title and sat at No. 1 in the national polls until losing to Villanova, 28-21, in overtime on the last week of the regular season. Lehigh defeated Northern Iowa, 14-7, in its first-round game to earn a date with the Blue Hens. Earning an automatic bid as champions of the Patriot League, the Mountain Hawks finished the regular season with a 9-2 record, but were hammered in two games against CAA teams (35-0 vs. Villanova and 3110 vs. UNH).
COURTESY PHOTO Western Illinois University is among this season’s postseason newcomers.
A CAA team will be the favorite in the bottom fourth of the bracket as well. No. 2 William & Mary will host Georgia Southern, who beat South Carolina State, 41-16, in the first round. The Tribe’s quarterback situation has finally stabilized, after a rash of injuries forced them to play their fourth-string quarterback in a 13-3 win over UNH. Se-
nior Mike Callahan is back under center and can be dangerous paired with star running back Jonathan Grimes. The victor will play the winner of Jacksonville State and Wofford. Both teams come in with identical 9-2 records. The Gamecocks earned national attention on the first week of the season, beating FBS foe Ole Miss, 49-48, in double overtime, and began the season with an eightgame winning streak. The Terriers have enjoyed an impressive season as well. After a loss to FBS Ohio in the opener, Wofford went 9-1 over the final 10 games, with the only loss coming at the hands of No. 2 Appalachian State, en route to a Southern Conference championship. As difficult as UNH’s side of the bracket is, the other side may be even more treacherous, as it features the top three teams in the season-end polls. Appalachian State, ranked second and third in the TSN and the Coaches polls, respectively, earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament, and will host Western Illinois, who
defeated Coastal Carolina, 17-10, in the first round. Waiting for the winner in the quarterfinals will be either Stephen F. Austin, who finished the regular season ranked second and third in the national polls, or Villanova, the defending national champion. Villanova, the CAA’s fourth entrant in the tournament, did not secure a spot until the final day of the regular season, upsetting then-No. 1 Delaware in overtime. In the final pairings, North Dakota State, 43-17 winners over Robert Morris in its first round game, travels to face Montana State, who defeated bitter rival Montana to knock last year’s top seed out of playoff contention, and Eastern Washington, curiously seeded fifth despite being ranked No. 1 in both polls, hosts Southeast Missouri State, champions of the Ohio Valley Conference. The quarterfinal round will be held next Saturday, Dec. 11, followed by the semifinals the following weekend and the national championship game on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Tex., at 7 p.m.
Does the World Cup selection committee not realize that the entire country of Qatar is smaller than the state of Connecticut?
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (1-4, 0-0)
87 46 SYRACUSE
Monday, Syracuse, N.Y.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-2, 0-0)
62 55 UCONN
Tuesday, Storrs, Conn.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (8-8, 2-6)
UNH senior QB R.J. Toman
Bethune-Cookman senior QB Matt Johnson
Wednesday, Whittemore Center, Durham
‘Cats travel to the Sunshine State to take on Bethune-Cookman Justin Doubleday STAFF WRITER
When the UNH football team gets down to Dayton Beach, Fla. on Friday morning, they will be greeted by sunny, 70-degree weather in a city that is right next to the ocean and boardwalk. Sound like
the perfect setting for a weekend of rest and relaxation? Not for the Wildcats, according to sophomore linebacker Matt Evans. “Its a business trip,” Evans said. “We know what we’re going down there to do and it’s not to enjoy the sun and the beach.” The business that Evans alludes
to takes place on Saturday, when UNH takes on Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats in the second round of the FCS playoffs. After receiving a bye in the first round, the Wildcats from New Hampshire have been preparing all week to take on their southern counterparts. UNH fought through their
toughest regular-season schedule in recent memory to a 7-4 record, including 5-1 in the final six games. Along the way, New Hampshire posted impressive wins against the likes of James Madison, UMass and Villanova to secure a first-round bye despite what may appear to be a See FOOTBALL on page 16
Walker drops 30 as ‘Cats fall just short of Huskies in Storrs
DiGirolamo shines again in shutout
Kemba kills UNH’s upset bid
Sophomore Ferg Myrick poured in 19 points, including 16 in the second half, as the UNH men’s basketball team pushed the ninth-ranked University of Connecticut to the brink, but came up short, 62-55, Tuesday evening at Gampel Pavilion. The Wildcats, who held UConn to its lowest scoring output of the season, drop to 4-2. UNH, which never trailed in the first half, led at the 14:08 mark in the second half and trailed by just one with 8:24 to play in the contest. Despite the scare from UNH, the Huskies, who jumped to seventh in the latest poll
-Turn inside to check out the full Football Championship Subdivision playoff bracket and preview. Page 19 -The women’s basketball team stumbled again on Monday, falling 87-46 to Syracuse. Page 17 -A four-goal third period for Northeastern doomed the women’s hockey team in a 4-0 UNH loss on Wednesday. Page 18
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Wildcats, entered the contest averaging 81.0 points per game, and had not scored fewer than 70 in any game all season. UNH’s seven-point
After tough battles against nationallyranked teams in three of the last four games (a win and a loss in two meetings with No. 2 Boston University and a 2-1 win over No. 18 Merrimack), the UNH men’s hockey team has a reprieve of sorts this weekend. This weekend’s slate consists of two games against the two teams that currently sit at the bottom of Hockey East. The Wildcats got off to a good start on Thursday, blanking UMass-Lowell, 3-0, at Tsongas Arena. The Wildcats pushed their record to 8-2-4 (6-1-2 HE), while the
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UNH’s Tyrone Conley (left) and Ferg Myrick (right) swarm UConn’s Jamal Coombs-McDaniel. UNH held a lead into the second half, but UConn pulled away to win, 62-55.
after winning the Maui Invitational last week, remain perfect on the year at 6-0. UConn, which went to the free throw line 20 more times than the
STAT DAY 100 of the
Former UNH hockey standout James van Riemsdyk, now with the Philadelphia Flyers, played in his 100th career NHL game Wednesday night in Boston. The forward has three goals and seven assists this season.