Thursday, May 7, 2015  
The Charger Bulletin

Scope it Out!

by Scope | May 6, 2015

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On behalf of SCOPE, I would like to thank everyone that came out to our events this semester! We would not be able to plan such great events without your support. Good luck on finals and have a safe and happy summer!

Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | May 6, 2015

Positives

+ Dave Coulier left the crowd simultaneously laughing and reliving their childhoods Friday night with his standup routine.

+ Preparation for finals has begun, and, in the case of those who already know that they’re going to fail their finals, preparation to kill off the remainder of your brain cells at the Campbell Crawl has also begun.

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Negatives

– John Stamos did not make an appearance this
weekend.

– Despite what some students thought they saw, that was Richard Rotella, not John Stamos walking around this weekend. John Stamos would never wear those Margaritaville pants.

Battery Charge

The last week of classes is finally arrived, and we’re nearly free until school starts up again in the fall. Make good use of your reading day on Thursday, so that fun in the sun will be that much more rewarding. Congratulations to the graduating seniors, and good luck to all the underclassmen on your exams!

Ask Melanie

by Melanie | May 6, 2015

Dear Melanie,
I usually help one of my friends with a lot of her English homework, but she’s been asking for a lot of help on her final papers and stuff and I have a lot of my own work to do. How do I tell her that I can’t help as much as the semester comes to a close?

-Reader

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Dear Reader,
The best thing to do is just be honest. Tell her that you would help if you could, but you have your own work and studying that you need to focus on. It’s important not to spread yourself too thin, especially at this time. You need to be able to study and save a little time for yourself so you’ll be well rested for your finals.
You can tell her that she can utilize the CLR; they are always there to help. Most professors also wouldn’t mind editing papers before the due date so tell her to check with her professors to see if they will help.
Just be honest with her and I’m sure it will be fine; we are all students here with our own work loads.
Xoxo,
Melanie

 

Recipe of the Week

by Ashley Wemmel | May 6, 2015

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti

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Chicken Baked Ziti Ingredients:
12 ounces ziti (or any pasta shape)
2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts)
1 batch Alfredo sauce (see below)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used 2% low fat)
(Optional toppings: additional shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsley)

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup low-fat milk (I used 1%)
3/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

To make the chicken baked ziti, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of well-salted boiling according to package instructions. Drain. Return pasta to the stockpot and add chicken and alfredo sauce. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.
Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11×7-inch or 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of cheese. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and just barely starts to turn golden.
Remove and serve immediately, sprinkled with additional toppings if desired.
To make the Alfredo Sauce, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté one minute, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine. Sauté for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.

Poetry Corner

by The Charger Bulletin | May 6, 2015

“If the World was Crazy”

If the world was crazy, you know what I’d eat?
A big slice of soup and a whole quart of meat,
A lemonade sandwich, and then I might try
Some roasted ice cream or a bicycle pie,
A nice notebook salad, an underwear roast,
An omelet of hats and some crisp cardboard toast,
A thick maltd milk made from pencils and daisies,
And that’s what I’d eat if the world was crazy.

If the world was crazy, you know what I’d wear?
A chocolate suit and a tie of éclair,
Some marshmellow earmuffs, some licorice shoes,
And I’d read a paper of peppermint news,
I’d call the boys “Suzy” and I’d call the girls “Harry”,
I’d talk through my ears, and I always would carry
A paper umbrella for when it grew hazy
To keep in the rain, if the world was crazy.

If the world was crazy, you know what I’d do?
I’d walk on the ocean and swim in my show,
I’d fly through the ground and I’d skip through the air,
I’d run down the bathtub and bathe on the stair.
When I met someone I’d say “G’bye, Joe,”
And when I was leaving –then I’d say “Hello.”
And the greatest of men would be silly and lazy
So I would be king… if the world was crazy.

-Shel Silverstein

Simply Sam’s Style

by Samantha Salvio | May 6, 2015

Trend Report: Swimsuits

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High-neck crop top bikinis are in for this summer (Photo obtained via Fahioniser Blog)

It’s the final countdown to our summer vacation days! I am sure that everyone is antsy to get out of the classrooms and onto the sunny beaches. Floppy hats, beach towels, ice cream, the whole ten yards. After another long year of academics, everyone deserves the off-time to relax and spend time with friends.

As regular fashion designers have been pushing the norm of stylistic preferences, swimsuit designers have also been doing the same to create new and more progressive looks. Many of the designs that hit the runway this year were very adventurous and even futuristic.

Here are some examples of the new swimsuit trends 2015 that are more likely to wear than 3D swimsuits:

1. Sporty: Most people start hitting the gym around the beginning of the New Year as their resolution for the year because of the extreme amount of food that is consumed during the holidays. One trend that is derived from that is a sportier swimsuit design. The easiest way to picture it is as a diving suit but a crop top version and your regular bikini bottoms. This style preference has a little more structure to it than your traditional bikini and is perfect for any diehard gym rats that love to wear their workout gear 24/7.

2. Long-line: This style resembles your everyday halter top and would go perfectly for women that are tall in stature or have long torsos. Forewarning: these styled bikinis may show side boob, so if you’re not a fan, try another style. However, side boob is and of itself a trend, so if you’re not repulsed by the idea, don’t be overly conscious about trying a new look for yourself. This design can elongate your torso and give off the effect of being taller than you actually are (without wearing heels).

3. Cut-outs: The cut-out trend has made its way into the swimwear world. From lace racer-backs to extreme cutouts in the torso areas, this trend can be seen everywhere and in a variety of styles. If you are to impress on those sandy beaches, this little touch of flair may be just what you need. I think that all the designs are cute and add a playful spice to your average swimwear. The only disadvantage is those tan lines though! Good luck trying to hide the myriad of lines when you’re not on the beach.

Hope everyone has a great summer and has the opportunity to get a lot of sun!

Postcards from Prato

by Jessica Sullivan | May 6, 2015
Jess and her friends riding ATVs in Morocco; this was only one of her many adventures abroad  (Photo provided by Jessica Sullivan)

Jess and her friends riding ATVs in Morocco; this was only one of her many adventures abroad
(Photo provided by Jessica Sullivan)

Home Sweet Home

Ciao,

This semester is coming to an end and it’s a bittersweet feeling. I’m so excited to go home and see my family and friends and be able to go to stores any time of the day and eat dinner before 8 p.m. and have more options then just Italian food.

But I’m also going to miss the amazing people and places I’ve met and been to in Italy.

I’m going to miss being able to get on a plane and go anywhere in Europe. I’m going to miss the amazing scenery and food Italy has. It’s going to be so strange to not be able to walk anywhere I want and having to drive. It’s so crazy how fast this semester has gone by and how many incredible things I’ve been able to do. I got to ride camels in Morocco, see the ancient ruins in Rome, volunteer at a local school, go to Auschwitz in Poland and just live in another country for four months.

Sometimes things have been tough and frustrating and other times, things have been amazing and eye-opening. I feel I have been more confident and independent from this experience.

These last four months have forever changed me and I’m so grateful for this experience. I’m so ready to be home though. All that’s left are finals, presentations and essays…and I also have to pack all of my stuff back up.

Thank you for reading about my travels through Italy and Europe. Have a safe and happy summer!

Tante saluti da,
Jess

SCOPE it out

by Scope | April 29, 2015

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Friday, May 1

Spring Weekend Comedian in the
Charger Gymnasium, doors open at
7 p.m.

Saturday, May 2

Spring Carnival in the North Campus Parking Lot from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Spring Concert in the Charger
Gymnasium, doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 3

Drive in Movie “The Wedding Ringer” in the Bixler/Botwinik Quad beginning at 9 p.m.

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | April 29, 2015

Positives 

+ Happy Arson Awareness Week from the Fire Science Club! Or, if you’re a freshman trying to microwave a poptart, just another week.

+ A moment of silence for all of the students who are about to destroy their livers during Spring Weekend. Be sure to post all photos of partying with Dave Coulier and Mr. Woodchuck. Cut. It. Out.

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Negatives

– Students were excited about the Glowstick Party the Music Industry Club put on in the quad on Saturday. They were even more excited when it was over.

– After attending The Department of Economics’ Economically High on Marijuana event on Monday, stoners all over campus are demanding an apology for giving the event such a misleading name.

 

Battery Charge

It’s our penultimate week of classes, and I think we’re all looking forward to celebrating at Spring Weekend after such a long, crazy year. We’re not completely done yet though, so don’t check out too early – showing up drunk to class these last two weeks (if at all), is not recommended.

 

Recipe of the Week

by Ashley Wemmel | April 29, 2015

Baked Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients:
1 lb. Macaroni
2 (8 oz.) Packages of Sharp Cheddar Cheese Chunk
2 cups Milk
½ cup Flour
¼ cup Butter
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Instructions:
In a large pot boil macaroni until tender
Shred your cheese and set aside
In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat
Add flour and mix until brown amber color (Make a roux)
Add milk and whisk until thick
Add cheese one hand full at a time
Mix until cheese is all melted and smooth
Place cooked macaroni in baking pan
Pour cheese mixture over macaroni
Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven
Salt & Pepper to taste

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