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Showstopper: Akon date moves to Oct. 7 Cameron Kittle EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Hold those ticket stubs: this year’s homecoming weekend kickoff celebration just inched closer. SCOPE announced last night that the Akon concert, scheduled for the Whittemore Center on Oct. 8, has moved up a day to Wednesday, Oct. 7. Akon was asked to play in Kenya at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) on Oct. 10, and he has accepted the invitation.
Jared Dobson, executive director at SCOPE, said that Akon would not be able to perform in Durham on Thursday and fly out to Kenya after the show because he needs to be in Africa for rehearsal. Dobson said tickets printed for the Oct. 8 show will be accepted at the door on Oct. 7, and full refunds are available at the MUB Ticket Office for students who can’t attend the rescheduled show. “We have had a roller coaster ride scheduling shows this year,” Dobson
said in a prepared statement. “It’s just the nature of the industry. In this case, it’s completely understandable for an artist to reschedule so that he can headline an awards show in his home country.” Akon was born in St. Louis, Mo., but lived in Dakar, Senegal, until the age of seven and visited Africa often until he permanently moved to New Jersey at age 15. “Africa is my heart,” Akon said in a statement to MTV. “I feel especially blessed to finally be able to perform in
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Explosion causes power outages in Durham, Madbury
Kenya and am honored that MTV and Zain asked me to be a part of such an incredible event.” The MTV Africa Music Awards started in Nigeria last November, and this year’s show at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi will be “the highest profile music event in the history of the East African region,” according to MTV’s website. Akon will perform with the likes of Wyclef Jean and other contemporary African artists, including Wahu, M.I., Samini, and Lira. More than 5,000
Police use new grant to limit underage drinking Brittney Murray Keeley Smith Cameron Kittle TNH STAFF
TYLER MCDERMOTT/TNH STAFF A failed electrical apparatus resulted in a large explosion next to Lewis Field during a men’s soccer game against Harvard. The university subsequently lost power from 4:19 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.
Alexis Macarchuk STAFF WRITER
The University of New Hampshire, along with areas of Madbury and Durham, lost power Wednesday at 4:19 p.m. after a high voltage electrical apparatus exploded next to Lewis Field during a men’s soccer game against Harvard. Full power was restored at approximately 7 p.m. The explosion resulted in an electrical poll catching fire. According to UNH Deputy Police Chief Paul Dean, the Dur-
ham Fire Department and the UNH Police responded within minutes of receiving a call to the scene and were able to put out the fire shortly after their arrival. According to Dean, one contract employee of the high voltage subcontractor I.C. Reed sustained minor injuries. Dean said the employee was coming down a ladder when the explosion took place and was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure. No students were injured. According to an incident report from University Spokesper-
son Kim Billings, UNH was in the process of testing recently installed high voltage switchgear when the explosion occurred. According to the report, the testing of switchgear is part of the installation of a second turbine generator in the UNH power plant. The turbine generator will use landfill gas in excess of campus needs to produce power. According to the report, the failed electrical apparatus, called a high voltage recloser, is part of the POWER OUTAGE continued on page 7
people will be able to watch the show live, and MTV estimates that millions more will watch the broadcast when it airs across Africa on various local channels on Oct. 17. Tickets for Akon’s Oct. 8 show in Durham went on sale last Wednesday, Sept. 16, and all 5,000 were sold in only 28 hours. Dobson said it was the fastest sell-out at the Whittemore Center that he has seen as a member of SCOPE for the past three years.
Andy, an anonymous University of New Hampshire student, had just picked up a 30-rack from a 21year-old friend on campus Saturday night when an undercover UNH police officer emerged from the Strafford woods. “We got beer and I was like, we’ll go back to my apartment, it’s probably safer to do it there,” he said. “So we go back to my apartment and this undercover cop comes out of the woods as I’m walking up to my apartment. This kid’s carrying the beer; I’m just getting out of my car, getting my stuff out of my car, and the undercover cop comes out of the woods and is like, ‘Hey, drop the beer, let me see your IDs.’” Andy, 19, knew he was in trouble, but it wasn’t the first time, or even the second. “The first time I didn’t really realize what was going on,” he said. “Second time, when they called me and were like, ‘Hey, come down to the station,’ my heart just sank; I was sick to my stomach. The third time I was just kind of like whatever, this is getting old.” Andy was arrested twice his freshman year on charges ranging from resisting arrest to littering to trespassing, but this past arrest was something he never thought would happen. “I guess I had kind of heard of cops, but I figured I’d see it on like Madbury or something, like cops would come out of the bushes or uniform cops but I never expected to see an undercover cop, ever,” he said. The Durham, Lee and UNH
police departments were given a grant of $6,000 this year in a hope to decrease underage alcohol consumption, both in the area and specifically on campus. The United Way of Seacoast Resolution, which was passed on March 16, allowed for further coordination among the departments.
“This kid’s carrying the beer; I’m just getting out of my car, getting my stuff out of my car, and the undercover cop comes out of the woods and is like, ‘Hey, drop the beer, let me see your IDs.’” Andy, anonymous UNH student The Seacoast Alcohol Task Force Grant, which was given to the Durham and UNH police departments several years ago, coupled with the new grant provides funding for extra coverage on campus and in town to deal with alcohol related issues, said UNH police officer Joseph Morganella. “The state and federal government actually pay for us to enforce alcohol laws,” Morganella said. DRINKING continued on page 7
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Contents Local Harvest without power
Converge performs in the MUB
3 On Wednesday, annual local harvest at dining halls across campus continued dispite the power outage that took place across campus at 4:30 p.m.
Haze video captures ghastly incident
8 TNH questions frontman Jacob Bannon of Boston hardcore act Converge. Converge performed last night in the Strafford Room.
UNH vs. Dartmouth preview
9 A Haze video tells the story of a 18-year-old boy that died rushing a fraternity at University Colorado in Boulder to warn students of the potential dangers involved with binge drinking.
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12 Defensive back Dino Vasso and the UNH Wildcats prepare to battle the Big Green of Dartmouth in the annual Granite State Bowl this Saturday at Cowell Stadium.
UNH receives NSF grant UNH just received a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance leadership of female faculty in the science department. One of 10 schools to receive this award, the university hopes to enhance STEM women faculty scholarships and develop the Faculty Mentoring and Professional Development Program.
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Underage-drinking grant money should be spent elsewhere The UNH, Durham and Lee police departments were given a $6,000 grant this fall to cut down underage drinking on campus and in its surrounding towns. What a ridiculous waste of money. An anonymous student we interviewed in our front-page story said he was getting out of his car with a friend when an undercover police officer came “out of the woods” and asked to see their IDs. The boys were not yet 21 and both subsequently arrested. They broke the law and they got caught. The logic makes perfect sense. What we fail to understand, however, is why a police officer would spend any of his or her time literally waiting in the woods for something like this to happen. What if no one ever showed up at the apartment for the entire night? Does that grant money help pay for
an officer to sit around and twiddle his thumbs in the campus woods all night? Another officer came out of the woods to pounce on one of TNH’s editor’s roommates, but he was 21 so he showed the officer his ID and was sent on his way. Could that interaction be any more useless? Why not just have a police officer standing at Store-24 all night checking IDs as a cashier would? Where’s the difference? We’re not trying to say the police departments don’t deserve the grant; they do. But to use that money for cracking down on underage drinking when there are a multitude of problems elsewhere is insane. Students don’t respond to a single arrest, especially if they’re only given a fine and a court date as it often happens when a student is cuffed for unlawful possession of
alcohol. A grant is usually given for a specific purpose – in this case, to limit underage drinking – but if our government is willing to dole out money to try and arrest more young kids committing small-time violations, it can’t be too difficult to persuade them for a hand out. How about those video cameras we talked about in our previous issue? Still no money for those in the budget? Six thousand dollars can go a long way; more training for their officers, a more effective Safe Rides system, or even something as simple as improved technology and equipment. There are plenty of reasons for local police departments to receive grant money, but a crackdown on underage drinking isn’t one of them.
We know UNH is green and sustainable, but how would you describe the cleanliness of campus?
35% It’s great!
52% It’s average.
TNH responds: After an email from one of our readers, TNH was curious about how the students feel about how clean our campus is. UNH is hailed as one of the top schools in sustainability every year, but in terms of how clean the buildings and the campus grounds are, it appears the students think we rank more in the average range. We’d agree. The groundskeepers and crews around Durham do a good job keeping trash in the cans, but dumpsters seem to build up quickly and stay that way on the weekends. Also, other than a couple of the brand new buildings, like DeMeritt and the new Gables apartments North and South, there seems to be a layer of grime that never leaves. Especially in highly populated lecture halls and classrooms.
13% It’s awful. OUT OF 48 RESPONSES
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Steak and Cheese from JP’s Eatery
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UNH receives NSF Grant to support female faculty POWER OUTAGE: Campus left in the dark after electrical explosion Thomas Gounley STAFF WRITER
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control and protection system connecting the UNH generator to the Public Service of New Hampshire distribution center. The report noted that the exact reason the recloser failed has not been determined. However, according to the report, the most likely reason was an internal fault in the device that caused an explosion which released smoke and hot oil. The oil saturated the electrical pole the device was mounted on, causing the pole to set on fire. Senior Will Brehm was on his way to the men’s club soccer game and had just finished track practice when he saw the explosion. “We witnessed a fire ball pretty much,” Brehm said. “There was a massive explosion on the transformer they were working on. Fire shot 100 feet in the air and there was a big black cloud.” Freshman Peter Bergeron was also watching the game when he saw the pole catch on fire. “It kind of came out of nowhere,” Bergeron said. The soccer game was delayed for 10 minutes while crews put out the fire. The power outage, which lasted over two hours, came on the night of Holloway Commons’ annual Local Harvest Feast. According to UNH Dining Director Jon Plodzik, Holloway Commons does not have a power generator. Plodzik said that when the power went out, all of the dining halls lost cooking capability and the ventilation equipment necessary to run cooking equipment. According to Plodzik, dining employees and staff set up grills outside Holloway Commons and manually ran food up three flights of stairs in order to accommodate guests. Dining halls shifted to a paper service because employees were unable to wash dishes.
TYLER MCDERMOTT/TNH STAFF After the transformer exploded, the fire department arrived promptly to put out the electrical pole that had caught fire. Luckily, power was restored on campus before the university had to enter a state of emergency.
“It was a challenge, but I’m very proud in the way the dining team performed,” Plodzik said. According to David Hill, the area manager of Holloway Commons and the MUB Union Court, one employee was stuck in a freight elevator for 45 minutes. The fire department was called to help retrieve the student, Hill said. Tracy Lauder, the assistant dean of Library Administration, said that the Diamond library closed at 6 p.m. due to the power outage and reopened at 7 p.m. when the power came back on. “Our main goal was safety,” Lauder said. “We didn’t want students tripping around in the dark.” Employees of I.C. Reed declined to comment at the scene of the explosion. Dean said that UNH emergency personnel were prepared to go into a state of emergency if the power outage had lasted into nightfall. “Thank God we didn’t have to use those plans,” Dean said. “I think it’s a credit to the university from the facility point of view that they got the power on when they did.”
“We get grant money to work together and take care of all the alcohol offenses.” Although the local police departments were hopeful of making more arrests, the beginning of the 2009 academic school year was slower than in past years. “Last year, the first weekend, we had 12 arrests, and seven of them were drug related,” Morganella said. “This weekend we had maybe three arrests in the first weekend. So the start of the year was a little milder than last year. But as we progress through the year it seems to be getting pretty busy, so I would say we are on a par with last year or
“UNH is poised to address the issue of underrepresentation of women in the STEM disciplines because the university has supported preliminary work through a climate survey to understand the situation better, and because there was support for this kind of work at UNH from the bottom up and the top down,” said Varner. Overall, the grant is approval of UNH’s efforts in this area. “The funding is recognition that this is a place that will allow women to achieve the next level,” said The ADVANCE program will be managed as part of the efforts of UNH’s Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education, which coordinates education and research programs in the STEM disciplines. Graham, who is also director of the Leitzel Center, is already looking forward at future rounds of the ADVANCE grant. “What we hope is that this grant will lead to additional funding,” she said. Varner summed up the grant’s importance by saying that while half of the world’s population is female, many of them don’t see themselves growing up to be engineers or mathematicians. “This will continue to be the case until they can walk into a classroom and see someone like them,” said Varner.
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UNH recently received a threeyear, $1.3 million ADVANCE grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the advancement and leadership of female faculty in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The goal of the ADVANCE grant, according to the NSF, is to encourage the development of approaches to advance and encourage the representation of women in these fields, thus contributing to a diverse workforce. The program has been going on since 2001 with numerous rounds of proposals and funding, adding up to $135 million at over 100 institutions. UNH had submitted a proposal in a previous round but had not been successful until now. UNH submitted its proposal for this round in February and received word of the award this month. It was one of 10 institutions to receive an award for this round, out of 55 proposals. Out of the other nine recipients, UNH was awarded the greatest amount of money. There are several ways that the money will be spent. “This grant will be used to support two main initiatives: enhancing and advancing STEM women faculty scholarship through research grants and leadership awards and enhancing the Faculty Mentoring and
Professional Development Program through workshops with members of the UNH community around the concepts of recruiting, retaining and advancing a diverse faculty,” said Ruth Varner, a research professor with the Institute for Earth, Oceans, and Space, and a program director for the ADVANCE grant. According to Karen Graham, Chair of the UNH ADVANCE Leadership Team, there is a strong need for programs of this kind. “Traditionally, women have been underrepresented in the STEM disciplines at all levels, not only here at UNH but nationally,” said Graham. Varner said that UNH is well below the national average for women in the STEM disciplines. However, Graham also said that she believed the program would benefit all faculty in the STEM disciplines. Graham said a factor in UNH’s award may have been President Huddleston’s role as lead investigator on the grant. “It’s an important step for the president to be lead investigator, because it shows a commitment on the institutional level for the program,” she said. She also said that a climate survey given to all faculty last year helped the Advance Leadership Team, which includes faculty from all colleges as well as administrative officials, focus their proposal.
possibly a little busier than last year already.” With the new grant and the notorious first few weekends back at school, where alcohol consumption is at its peak, the police presence in Durham has been more noticeable than in past years. “It’s hard to say. The first couple weeks back are always pretty nuts, but yeah, this past Saturday night I noticed there were cops everywhere,” Andy said. “You go home for the summer and like you don’t party that much, like you do, but you don’t really, not on the same scale, but I guess the first couple weeks when you come back from school you kind of go wild.”
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UNH explores sign language and anime in newest orgs Danielle Curtis STAFF WRITER
The list of over 200 recognized student organizations at UNH grew recently with the addition of two new organizations: the Japanese Anime Club and the American Sign Language (ASL) Club. The presidents of the new student organizations both said their groups are needed on campus and believe that they will gain more members as the semester continues. According to UNH junior Chris Champoux, president and founder of the Japanese Anime Club, the organization is meant to be a relaxed environment for fans of Japanese anime to hang out, discuss and watch anime. “I wanted to meet other people who are into anime,” Champoux said. “I figured starting this group would be the best way to do it.” Champoux said he first thought of starting a Japanese Anime Club over the summer when he met people at other universities who had started their own groups, and he decided there would be enough interest at UNH to start one on campus. Currently, there are nine members who regularly attend meetings every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. and Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. “I put in an application for
a room in the MUB for our meetings but was rejected for Tuesday nights,” Champoux said. “But our Friday meetings will be in room 338 in the MUB.” Until the group finds another place to hold their Tuesday meetings, they will be held in the Hubbard Hall recreation lounge. While Champoux admits it may take a few years for his organization to grow, he said it is his ultimate goal to hold an anime convention at UNH. In the meantime, however, he is happy to just sit back, relax and watch anime with other fans. “We’re a close-knit group,” Champoux said. “And we’re not very strict.” While the Japanese Anime Club was created in hopes of bringing together people with the same interests in entertainment, the American Sign Language Club was founded as a sort of support group for students studying ASL and anyone interested in the deaf community, said President Jessica McAloon. McAloon, a UNH senior studying sign language, said the group was created for ASL students with hopes that students learning sign language would have more ways to interact with the deaf community. “I feel this club will give some insight into the deaf community for ASL students and all other students
who are interested,” McAloon said. Although she did not know the exact number of regular members, McAloon did know that none of the students involved are actually deaf but are instead studying sign language at UNH. While the organization holds regular review nights in the MUB Food Court for those students studying ASL, they also have several other events planned in the coming weeks that are open to both students and the community. “We are bringing the Rosa Lee Show to campus on October 17- she is a deaf comedian,” McAloon said. “Tickets go on sale next week and are $7 for students and $10 for nonstudents.” Other upcoming events include trips to Margarita’s Mexican restaurant every third Wednesday. McAloon stressed that while the group was created with ASL students in mind, a person does not need to have experience in sign language to join the group. “We want non-ASL students to join in hopes that it would interest them in wanting to learn ASL,” said McAloon. “It is open to everyone interested in the deaf community.” Follow Danielle Curtis on Twitter at twitter.com/TNHorgs
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Looking to curb problems with student renters Michaela Christensen STAFF WRITER
UNH senior Bob DiNapoli walked home to Cowell Drive from class with his backpack Tuesday afternoon. He apologized for the few beer cans left on the coffee table in his living room as he sat down to flip through the television stations. Outside there was a red Solo cup crushed on his front lawn and a large pot hole in his driveway. A couple houses down the road there is a house with a full swing set, a garden in the front yard and a minivan in the driveway. On Tuesday, the Rental Housing Commission came together at a public town hall meeting to discuss the complaints neighbors have with student renters and try to find the best solution to the problem. DiNapoli lives in an area of town that is traditionally a singlefamily neighborhood. Last spring a group of full-time Durham residents from Cowell Drive, Glassford Lane, Park Court and Sauer Terrace came together to form the Cowell Area Residents Association, and they submitted a list of issues they have had with their student neighbors who are renters. The list was submitted last spring at a Rental Housing Commission meeting and included problems with noise, neighborhood trash, parking violations and property maintenance. The Rental Housing Commis-
sion readdressed these issues and searched for a solution. The Commission was instated over 10 years ago to address these concerns with input from UNH, landowners, student tenants, full-time residents, police and the fire department. None of these problems are new. Over 40 Durham residents crowded in the town hall for the meeting, though the board lacked neighborhood and student representation. No student tenants attended the meeting. “The area where we are seeing the most problems now is with rental housing in single-family neighborhoods where owners are not present,” said Town Administrator Todd Selig. “The larger, professional properties are not what’s driving the complaints.” Anne Lawing, the senior assistant vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Services, often goes out to knock on doors of students who live off campus when their behavior begins to negatively affect the community. Selig said that most landowners who are a part of the Durham Landlord Association are very good at knocking on doors as well, which keeps most problems there at bay. Perry Bryant, a member of the Durham Landlord Association who owns Bryant Properties on Mast Road, offered why he thought nonowner occupied, single-family unit properties have been identified as
problematic. “The DLA represents 80 to 90 percent of housing in Durham, and only two or three representatives own this type of property,” Bryant said. “We asked for involvement from these owners, but they did not want to join, making our hands pretty tied as to what we can do to help solve these problems.”
“I’m worried about getting hit with more fees. I don’t need any more regulation; I’ve got enough already.” Rob Watson DiNapoli said the only time he has ever seen his landlord was when he signed the lease to rent the house with two other friends, who are students at UNH. “He lives in Maine,” DiNapoli said of his landlord. The students’ parents own most of these non-owner occupied properties, explained Paul Berton, Chair of the Rental Housing Commission. The parents buy a house for their son or daughter and rent it out to the student and friends. Durham resident Annmarie Harris, whose husband is a UNH
faculty member, often rents a part of her home out to a UNH student. She agrees that when the owner is not around this creates a problem. “There’s no supervision at these facilities and no consequences for these students… the landowner sometimes doesn’t seem to care about what happens to the property,” she said. DiNapoli said he and his roommates have not received any complaints from neighbors this year, though he is aware that the Cowell area often sparks issues between fulltime residents and student renters. Selig has been receiving numerous requests to create an annual permit program that focuses exclusively on single-family, nonowner occupied student rentals. The permit system would require the properties to pass a fire inspection and fit certain criteria that the town board would come up with, which many residents at the meeting felt would help regulate some of the neighborhood trash and property maintenance issues. “The problem with this is that it requires a lot of resources we don’t have the staffing for right now, and then the question becomes how do we pay for that?” said Selig. Berton thought that the permit system would create a problem for landowners. “Suppose the students in the house have it out for the landowner so they throw a big party and then
the landowner loses their license to rent,” Berton said. Perry agreed the permit system would not solve the problem. “We don’t want to hold the landowner hostage in this process,” said Perry. Rob Watson, who owns and rents a variety of housing in Durham, including some single-familyunit houses, expressed his own concern about a permit system. “I’m worried about getting hit with more fees,” he said. “I don’t need any more regulation; I’ve got enough already.” Watson said that already 20 percent of what he receives from his tenants goes to town taxes. Determination to find a solution for these issues has led the Rental Housing Commission to meet again in two weeks on Oct. 6. “We are not trying to kick students out of the town of Durham; we like having the students here because they add a lot of life to the community,” said Durham resident Martie Gooze. “We just want them to remember they are a part of a community.” Lawing noted that her department is trying to educate students living off campus on how to be good neighbors. “Communication is critical,” Lawing said. Follow Michaela Christensen on Twitter at twitter/TNHDurham
HAZE video captures ghastly hazing incident Mallory Baker STAFF WRITER
A toddler stands with his tanned toes in the sand, lily-white bottom facing the video camera. His blood-red bathing suit billows around his ankles as he pees into the beach grass. Just as he finishes, he turns to face the peeping tom who has captured his private moment for the world to see and grins unabashedly. Fast forward to age 18: a 6’1, 230-pound version of the charismatic toddler with the bare behind is laying face-down beside a leather couch. His face and hands are a bruised blue; rigor mortis is slowly settling into the lifeless limbs. Patches of dried vomit cover his lips and chin. Obscenities scrawled in fading magic marker tattoo his skin. This teenager, Gordie Bailey, was a pledge at Chi Psi fraternity at the University of Colorado in Boulder. On Sept. 16, 2004, he was sent into a local forest with his pledge class with orders to finish four handles of whiskey and six bottles of wine in the span of a half hour. On Sept. 17, he was found dead in the library of the frat house.
On Wednesday, members of the Greek community at UNH watched HAZE, a documentary that tells Bailey’s story and highlights the repercussions of binge drinking, as part of National Hazing Prevention Week, a yearly series of events that generally coincides with fraternity and sorority recruitment. The synchronization of these two major episodes in the Greek system is, in part, beneficial: It enables sororities and fraternities to think about the possible consequences of hazing rituals while making plans for new members, according to Adam McCready, the Coordinator of Greek Life at UNH. However, attendance at the event was surprisingly small, with an audience of about 30. Both Wednesday evening’s power outage and already-scheduled recruitment events were most likely what kept women from Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, and Alpha Chi Omega and all fraternity men from attending the film screening, said Julie Rocco, a junior and member of Kappa Delta sorority. “I was disappointed,” she said. “I wish that more people had seen it.” McCready agreed, wishing that some of UNH’s fraternity brothers
had been able to attend. However, he seemed confident that those who watched the documentary would be able to “share its message with their brothers and sisters.” In one respect, the message of HAZE was quite clear: College campuses nationwide have become both a haven and training ground for binge drinking, which the documentary defines as consuming five drinks in one sitting for men or four drinks in one sitting for women at least once in a period of two weeks. In fact, according to a variety of alcohol and substance abuse experts interviewed in HAZE, 44 percent of college students in the United States are binge drinkers. Twenty-two percent meet the defined criteria for alcohol abuse. This statistical information and actual recordings of arrests and ambulance calls were paired with random excerpts of CollegeHumor videos and footage from keg parties and tailgates. There were the pictures of youths sprawled out in creative places—a buck-naked girl across a picnic table, a skinny boy crossing his long arms over the porcelain bowl of a toilet seat.
There was the guy falling down the stairs, the group of students holding Solo cups and dancing on a house roof, the football fans wearing candy-striped aprons and chef hats shaking their beer bottles and waving their spatulas excitedly at the camera. The night before Bailey’s death, his friends had whipped out their cameras to remember the moment as well. “I took a picture of him to show him how drunk he was the next day,” said Bailey’s pledge brother and close friend. According to Ashleigh McGrane and Lily Seymour, both members of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, UNH students are frequently caught avoiding the consequences of heavy drinking and feeling invincible when they’re out on the weekends. “I think [HAZE] is something that everyone should see,” said McGrane. For those that missed out on the Wednesday screening, the documentary can be viewed free of charge at www.hazethemovie. org. Follow Mallory Barker on Twitter at twitter.com/malexb
The UNH Greek community watched a documentary on hazing this week as part of National Hazing Prevention Week.
Friday, September 25, 2009
The New Hampshire
‘Cats look to continue winning ways this weekend vs. Dartmouth
Weekend Sports Guide Wildcats vs.
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. Football v. Dartmouth Cowell Stadium
OTHER EVENTS FRIDAY - SEPT 25 Field Hockey @ Davidson
Volleyball v. Coppin State @ Providence
SATURDAY - SEPT 26 Men’s Soccer @ Bryant
Volleyball v. St. Francis (N.Y.) @ Providence
Volleyball @ Providence
MIKE RALPH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH starting quarterback R.J. Toman (12) hopes to scramble his way to a win against Dartmouth on Saturday, as he did here against St. Francis in the team’s opener. Continued from page 12
SUNDAY - SEPT 27 Women’s Soccer @ Stony Brook
Field Hockey @ Duke
This Week’s Results TUESDAY- SEPT 22 Volleyball (5-9), (0-0) @ Northeastern
WEDNESDAY- SEPT 23 Men’s Soccer (2-4-1), (0-0) v. Harvard
THURSDAY - SEPT 24 Women’s Soccer (1-7-1), (0-0) v. Holy Cross
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-ceivers are very athletic, and the team plays a tough running game with a talented back. “[Schwieger’s] a young running back who goes hard; doesn’t have top-end speed like some of the guys that we see, but he runs hard and hits the holes hard,” Vasso said. “Their quarterback knows the offense real well too. Defensively, we like that coaches are calling more blitzes from our line; that shows they have confidence in us as a secondary. The D-line has played awe-
some; they’ve made it easy on us so far.” Offensively for the Wildcats, this week will be the first since fall camp that all of the receivers will be healthy and ready to go. Senior J.T. Wright hasn’t seen action in a game this year, and neither has junior Chris Chandler. Both are expected to be ready to go this weekend, along with senior running back Chad Kackert, who could see some plays on Saturday. “We’ve got Mason, Chandler, Orlando, and now we’ve got J.T. Wright, who’s completely healthy,”
McDonnell said. “We haven’t had all of our receivers healthy since the middle of camp. Hopefully, knock on wood, they can stay healthy these next couple of weeks. Going into the game this week, it gives us some added firepower.” The all-time Granite Bowl series is currently tied between the two teams, 17-17-2, while UNH has won the last 11 meetings. Both the Wildcat offense and defense are geared up and ready to go for the battle of the trophy. Game time is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.
Men’s soccer falls to Harvard Continued from page 12
Fifteen minutes into the second half, the Crimson finally beat O’Donnell to gain the 1-0 lead. During a scramble in front of the net, an O’Donnell save went right to the feet of Rogers, who footed it past the out of position Wildcat keeper. “We didn’t do great with the few chances we got,” UNH head
coach Rob Thompson said after the game. “They didn’t get many good chances either; the only difference is they converted on a scrappy one.” UNH had numerous scoring chances during the last 10 minutes of the game but couldn’t find the back of the net. In the 81st minute, Dylan George sent a thru-ball to senior Bobby Cooley, whose sliding right-footed attempt went just wide
TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior forward Chris Banks heads the ball away from a crowd of Harvard defenders in Wednesday’s game. It was a close finish, but UNH came up short, 1-0.
left of the goal. Then, with just over two minutes remaining, UNH’s Joe Annese found himself open for a shot just outside the box, but the ball again flew just wide left. In the final 20 seconds, the Wildcats had a final chance to tie it up when freshman Jordan Thomas beat the defense and took a long pass streaking down the middle. Harms came out to meet Thomas, and collided with him while making the game-saving stop, preserving a Crimson victory. “I thought we played pretty well,” added Thompson. “It was our first time on our grass field, we had a couple good chances, and they had a couple good chances. They’re a top-six team in the country; they’re a good team. Just like we said after Colgate, we’ve got to move on from this game, and get ready for the next one.” With the win, Harvard improves to 7-0-0 on the season and UNH drops to 2-4-1. The Wildcats will look to get back to their winning ways Saturday in Smithfield, R.I. against the Bryant University Bulldogs. Game time is scheduled for 3 pm.
The New Hampshire
Friday, September 25, 2009
UNH rally stops short in loss to Holy Cross Justin Doubleday CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Down 2-0 with a little over a half hour left in the game, the UNH women’s soccer team fought hard to get back into it, but it was too little, too late for the Wildcats. Senior captain Morgan Keefe got UNH on the board with 22 minutes left with her second goal of the season, but that was as close as UNH would get, as the late Wildcat rally fell just short. It was the first time that Holy Cross had defeated UNH in Durham since October 21, 1990. It was also the first game UNH had allowed a goal to the Crusaders at home since October 15, 2002. With the 2-1 loss, UNH falls to 1-7-1 on the season. Coach Michael Jackson thought that his team started playing with full intensity too late in the game. “There’s ninety minutes in the game, so when the clock’s starting to crunch on you, you can’t then decide ‘OK let’s go and get it,” said Jackson. “You have to make use of every minute and every opportunity on both sides of the ball and that’s not what we did.” Holy Cross (5-3-1) started the game off aggressively, amassing 10 shots in the first half alone. The Crusaders’ first goal was scored by mid-fielder Paige Harrison in the 31st minute, when she deflected a rebound in the Wildcat box past UNH senior goalkeeper Ally Yost and into the right corner
TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH goalkeeper Ally Yost leaps up to make a save in yesterday’s 2-1 loss to Holy Cross at Bremner Field. The Wildcats fell to 1-7-1 after the loss.
of the net. Things really started to look bleak for UNH when, 10 minutes into the second half, Holy Cross mid-fielder Chelsi Pugliese got a clean look at the top of the eighteen and capitalized, sending a strike into the Wildcat’s goal and putting the Crusaders up 2-0. UNH refused to give up, however, and after a couple of close misses, the Wildcats finally put one
in the back of the net in the 67th minute. It all came together when junior Marika Posehn crossed the ball into the Holy Cross box and after a couple of deflections, Keefe used her body to knock the ball into the net. The goal revitalized the Wildcat attack and UNH kept the pressure on for the rest of the game. The Holy Cross defense held strong,
though, and did not allow UNH to even up the game. Coach Jackson was not thrilled with the end result, but he was encouraged by some of the things he saw out on the field. “We played some quality offense and defense,” said Jackson. “We created opportunities and we scored a goal after being shutout for a long time.” Coming into the game, UNH
had gone five games without a goal. UNH starts America East conference play this Sunday against Stony Brook University. When asked what his team has to do to get to the next level, Coach Jackson said simply, “Consistently get after it.” The Wildcats’ next game is at Stony Brook University at 2 P.M. on Sunday, September 27.
Former UNH QB Santos traded to CFL’s Blue Bombers Staff Reports
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE
The quarterback quandary continues in Bomberville. In a desperate bid to uncover another signal caller for the future, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers sent non-import defensive end Riall Johnson and Canadian defensive end Shawn Mayne to the Montreal Alouettes for former UNH quarterback Ricky Santos. “Ricky had astronomical numbers coming out of the University of New Hampshire,” Bomber head coach Mike Kelly said on his radio show last night. “And we feel he is a mature kid with some skill sets.” The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Norwood, Mass., native once threw seven touchdown passes in a college game and won the Walter Payton Award for the NCAA Division 1AA’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player in 2006. New Hampshire, where he set school passing records, also retired his No. 2 in 2007. Santos, 25, signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 but landed in Mon-
COURTESY PHOTO/BOSTON HERALD Former UNH quarterback Ricky Santos, while still a member of the Wildcats, scrambles with the ball.
treal later that same year. But he has yet to play a single regular-season game as he was playing behind An-
thony Calvillo, Adrian McPherson and Chris Leak in Montreal. “Every athlete’s a confident
guy, but you can’t go wrong playing any of those other guys,” Santos told the Montreal Gazette. “I was the odd man out, although they kept me around for a year and a half. But it was extremely frustrating not playing or dressing. I’m extremely happy to be getting this opportunity.” Santos is expected to be at today’s practice. To make room for him, the Bombers released thirdstring quarterback Bryan Randall. Johnson was acquired last winter in the deal that sent import linebacker Zeke Moreno to Toronto, but is playing out his option. Mayne is predominantly a backup who has been with the Bombers four seasons. He dressed in Sunday’s 33-14 loss to the Alouttes. “From our standpoint, we felt a need (and that) this was something we had to do,” Alouettes assistant general manager Marcel Desjardins told the Montreal Gazette.“I can’t speculate on the Bombers, except that they must need a quarterback. We’ve added two Canadians, which obviously was an area of concern. This gives us a lot more flexibility to do things.
“We invested a lot of time and money developing a quarterback. We weren’t looking to get rid of an asset.” Kelly has grown more concerned about his offense. For the second straight game, starter Michael Bishop completed less than 50% of his passes against Montreal on Sunday. He completed nine of 19 throws for 145 yards and one touchdown, with two interceptions (the CFL stats on the game were wrong). He was pulled in the first half but later re-inserted when rookie Casey Bramlet was ineffective. In Bishop’s defense, several of his passes were dropped and the last interception bounced off a receiver’s hands. But Bishop will likely be the starter when Winnipeg plays host to his former team, the Toronto Argonauts, this Saturday. “We have a veteran in here right now,” Kelly said. “Michael has been outstanding in his attitude and his approach and there’s nobody who wants to see us all put this together more than Michael Bishop does.”
Bye-Bye Unibrow: Looks like we won’t be seeing much of Tiki Mayben this winter. The Binghamton guard was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession and sale of cocaine.
September 25, 2009
The New Hampshire
Wildcats battle Big Green for Granite Bowl Brandon Lawrence SPORTS EDITOR
Get ready UNH: it’s that time of year again. Time for two interstate rivals to clash once again at Cowell Stadium, as the Wildcat football team prepares to take on Dartmouth for the annual Granite Bowl Saturday at noon. Coming off of its bye week, UNH has made adjustments to its game plan in preparation for the Big Green, as well as for the rest of the season. The Wildcats are now sitting on a 2-0 record, with its last win coming two weeks ago in a big upset at Ball State, 23-16. Dartmouth has only played in one game this season, a 34-15 loss at home against Colgate. UNH Head Coach Sean McDonnell said, despite Dartmouth’s loss, its talent should not be overlooked. “They’re a better football team,” coach McDonnell said. “For them it starts on the defensive line. They have a kid there, Charles Bay, who’s a very good football player. I think he’d be in the top half league defensively in the CAA and the Ivy League; he’s very athletic. He gives them a presence on the edge, and we’ve got to be aware of where he is at.” Several of the Dartmouth players were recruited by UNH while still playing high school football,
including defensive tackles Tyler Green and Mark Dwyer. Coach McDonnell said that their defensive line is very stout, and has helped the overall unit improve immensely since last season. “They didn’t give up any long plays in that game against Colgate,” McDonnell said. “They seem to have better team speed on the defensive side of the football. We have got to be efficient with the ball against them. When we score points on offense, it’s usually because we can run and pass and mix it up, and we’ve got to do that this weekend. We have to secure the football.” Another member of the Big Green that recruited by UNH is running back Nick Schwieger, a 5’ 10”, 205-pound sophomore that is very quick and can easily tear defenses apart. He got the start last week against Colgate, and is looking to build off of his first game against the Wildcats. Senior defensive end Kevin Peters said the goal for the UNH defense this weekend is to pressure the quarterback as much as possible and force long third down conversions. “Right now we’re either number one or two in the league in sacks, and we want to keep that going,” Peters said. “Dartmouth is a real good team. They’ll try to run the ball on us, and hopefully we’re going to shut that down and force
MIKE RALPH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH defensive players, from left: Kyle Maroney (93), Sean Ware (4), and Mike Perkins (40) wrap up a St. Francis player in the first regular season game. The Wildcats look to continue their strong defensove play this weekend against Dartmouth.
long third downs, and maybe get our DB’s some picks.” In the UNH secondary, a total of two interceptions have been re-
corded in its two games this season, both by senior defensive back Ryan Hinds. Strong safety Hugo Souza has recovered two of the three de-
fensive fumbles this year. Junior defensive back Dino Vasso said that the Dartmouth reContinued on page 10
Crimson come out on top in defensive battle Dave Baker Jr.
Coming off a 2-1 upset over Colgate University last Saturday, the UNH men’s soccer team hosted No. 6 Harvard University on Wednesday night looking to upset yet another nationally-recognized squad. The Wildcats’ bid came up short, however, as Brian Rogers scored in the 60th minute to give Crimson a 1-0 victory. UNH used physical defense in the first half to shut down any and all Harvard opportunities, and they controlled possession early. Harvard had two early chances in the 9th minute, the first coming when senior Adam Rousmaniere got free in the box, but was immediately shut down by the aggressive Wildcat defense. Harvard kept possession, however, and seconds later Brian Grimm took a deep free kick and sent into Baba Omosegbon who
TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH’s Joe Corsello (21) and Joe Annese (8) zone in on a Harvard player in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss against the Crimson. The Wildcats are now 2-4-1 on the season headed into their fourgame road trip.
had a look from five yards out, but the shot flew high over the net. There were some fireworks in
the first half, but they didn’t come from the playing field. Play had to be stopped in the 27th minute when
a telephone pole transformer next to Lewis Fields that was undergoing maintenance exploded. Luckily, no
one was hurt in the explosion and the incident was taken care of quickly. Despite not having power to the scoreboard, the game resumed after a 10-minute break. The Wildcats had a golden opportunity just before halftime as Sean Coleman found himself alone in front of the goal after a shot ricocheted off Harvard keeper Austin Harms. Coleman gained possession and got off a shot, but Harms managed to get back in position and extend for the save while still on the ground. Wildcat goal keeper Colin O’Donnell was faced with a challenge of his own minutes later when Rousmaniere took a shot from the right corner of the box that was fading towards the back left corner of the goal. O’Donnell, however, got his fingertips on it, keeping the game scoreless headed into halftime. Continued on page 10