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The Charger Bulletin

SCOPE it Out!

by Scope | March 25, 2015

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Thursday March 26
Super Smash Bros Brawl: Tournament will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Bartels Programming Space.

Friday March 27
Make your own Travel Mug will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bartels Programming Space.

The film Into the Woods will be showing at 8 p.m. in Gehring Hall 301

Saturday March 28
There will be a Dave and Busters trip at the Pallisades Mall from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | March 25, 2015

Positives

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+ If you want to see a play that has more drama than that episode of short-lived E! reality show Pretty Wild (don’t act like you don’t know the one), then check out the UNH Theater Department’s production of Moliere’s School for Wives, which runs Thursday-Sunday.

+ It snowed last Friday, which means it’s going to be nearly 60 degrees on Thursday, because that’s how the weather works now.

Negatives

– I’d say it feels good to be back, but I’m too cold to feel anything.

– With midterm grades coming in, I think the best way to describe our GPAs is through the wise words of scholar and overall genius Kesha: “It’s going down, I’m yelling timber.”

The Battery Charge

With the semester being half over, the ominous black cloud known as registration will be descending down upon us in two weeks. Be sure to meet up with your advisor so that you don’t become one of the next victims of The Registration Games.

Recipe of the Week

by Ashley Wemmel | March 25, 2015

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

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Ingredients:
8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon dried
oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

 

Steps:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.

Melt remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme and basil until well combined. Return chicken to the skillet.

Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.

Serve chicken immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Ask Melanie

by Melanie | March 25, 2015

Dear Melanie,

I’m a commuter and I don’t have a lot of friends on campus. Any advice on how I can make some?

- Reader

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Dear Reader,

Being a commuter on campus makes it hard because you are basically only there for classes and then leave.

The first place to make friends would be in your classes! Reach out to someone next time you have a group activity or talk to the person that sits next to you and get to know them; you may have more in common than you think. Try meeting up with classmates to study for the next big exam and maybe you’ll make a few friends while suffering together.

Another thing you can do is join a group or club; you’ll definitely make friends doing something you are interested in. There are so many clubs on campus that I’m sure you will absolutely find something that will pique your interest.

There are also lots of events that happen every day; stay on campus after class one day and see what’s happening and you could end up having a great time and making new friends.

The most important thing is that you have to break out of your shell; become comfortable with making new friends and opening up and you will make some! Good luck!

Xoxo,
Melanie

Poetry Corner

by The Charger Bulletin | March 25, 2015

“Breathe In”

Tell me now, how is it fair?
Our lives are just a gasp for air,
That stars barely have a chance to blink
Before into the earth we sink.

Why must we race to fall apart
For time to learn what’s in our heart,
Before our last trip round the sun
When Neptune’s still not finished one?

A tragedy, I think it so,
We leave with so much more to know,
Just when we’ve learnt what it’s about
Our lungs are full,
We must breathe out.

-E.H.

Simply Sam’s Style

by Samantha Salvio | March 25, 2015

Wrentham Premium Outlets review

While it’s natural to want to escape from the cold and still snowy weather of the New England area for a sunny paradise during Spring Break, I however, opted to head for Wrentham, Mass. I happened across this location from a family friend who had said these outlets were the best to go to if you wanted to snag some great deals. After that conversation, wheels started to turn in my head; instead of wasting time and money to fly somewhere else, it would be better to stay in the region and shop instead! The only thing I did not account for was how terrible the weather would still be, but one negative wasn’t deterring. Here is my review for this collection of stores in an outdoor setting:

Sam recommends checking out the outlets in Wrentham, Mass. if you have a chance (Photo obtained via Tours4fun.com)

Sam recommends checking out the outlets in Wrentham, Mass. if you have a chance (Photo obtained via Tours4fun.com)

Positives:

VIP Discount Book: At the information desk located with the food court, you can show one of their associates your college ID and receive not only a booklet with more discounts than the store advertises, but also an extra sheet of discounts tailored specifically for students. The discounts specifically for students was beneficial because it was directed towards percentages off one or two items instead of exceeding a certain price for purchase

Timing: We went on a Tuesday, and it seemed like a nice and quiet time to go. I am not sure how it is on the weekends, but during the week there isn’t very much competition for those must-have items you need.

Negatives:

Remodeling: Some of the stores had very limited merchandise because they were in the process of expanding the already existing space. It made these places a little cramped and hard to maneuver around the racks and other people.

Directory Map: There was a disconnect between the diagram layout of the outlets and the index of stores. While the diagram numbered the stores according to location, the index was arranged in alphabetical order according to the type of store (women’s, accessories, shoes, etc). This made it a process to determine where exactly you were and finding what stores were next to each other.

Other tidbits:

If you plan on going into DKNY, expect to leave broke. Their sales associates are very aggressive by welcoming you, complimenting your bag and handing you a bag filled with things to try on. They are very well trained and can motivate the stingiest of people to drop at least $100 easy.

Overall, I think these outlets make my top three next to Cabazon in California, and the Jersey Garden Malls.

With all my purchases and discounts, I was able to save a total of $624.10!

Postcards in Prato

by Jessica Sullivan | March 25, 2015

Spring Break abroad

So let me just start out by saying how amazing Morocco was. I had such an amazing time. It was so hot and nice out. The camel riding and ATVing in the desert were amazing. The hostel was beautiful, and we got to swim in the pool there. I would highly recommend going to Morocco if you ever get the chance! It’s such a beautiful place.

Jess and her friends Cassidy and Marissa in Ireland (Photo provided by Jess Sullivan/Charger Bulletin photo)

Jess and her friends Cassidy and Marissa in Ireland (Photo provided by Jess Sullivan/Charger Bulletin photo)

After I got back from Morocco, it was back to reality with midterm week. Midterm week is just as stressful in Italy as it is at UNH, but thankfully midterms are now over and Spring Break is about to start.

For Spring Break, I traveled to Amsterdam, Dublin and London. For these flights, we were only allowed a small carry-on and one personal item. I had to fit ten days’ worth of clothes, toiletries, and electronics, all while leaving space for gifts in my backpack. I’m starting to feel like a real backpacker.

Now, Spring Break is pretty much over and I’ve never been so sad before. I don’t want to go back! I’ve had the most amazing time. I traveled with two of my best friends, Cassidy and Marissa, and it has been so much fun.

We were in Amsterdam first. I loved everything about it there. It was so beautiful and had a very laid back vibe. We also had really good food and Amsterdam had the most amazing french fry stands. We learned to take the public bus and navigated around the canals. We went to the bench where they filmed a scene in the film The Fault In Our Stars. We also saw the huge “I Amsterdam” sign and we climbed on top of it. It was the biggest struggle getting down, though.

My favorite place was Dublin, Ireland. We got to spend Saint Patrick’s Day in Dublin; it’s been on my bucket list to do that and now I can check it off! We went to Saint Patrick’s cathedral and also visited the Cliffs of Mohar. It was so beautiful and one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The food and people and atmosphere in Ireland are unlike any place I have ever been. Everyone’s so friendly and the food tastes so good. I would move there in a heartbeat. It’s my new favorite place I’ve been; it was the worst thing ever getting on the plane to leave.

We’re still in London now, but we leave really soon. We saw the London staples, like Big Ben and the London Eye. This trip has been one of the greatest, most exhausting and challenging yet life-changing trips I have ever been one. I’ve been to so many great places with even greater friends. It has been such a life changing experience and one I will never forget.

Scope it Out!

by Scope | March 11, 2015

See what’s coming after break!

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Monday March 23:
Film Showing: “The Hobbit”
in Bartel’s Café at 8 p.m.

Tuesday March 24:
Laser Writing Pens
in Bartel’s Programming Space
from 12 to 4 p.m.

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | March 11, 2015

Positives

+ The weather is really starting to warm up, meaning that by the time we get back from break, there will only be two feet of snow on the ground instead of three.

+ It’s finally (almost) here, every college student’s two favorite words: Spring Break.

Negatives

– The three least favorite words of every college student everywhere? Day Light Savings.

– Midterms. Need I say more?

The Battery Charge

Everybody is either drowning in exams and assignments or drowning in cough medicine and tissues, which can only mean that spring is almost here. Also, a special shout out to all of our fellow “broke” college students going somewhere warm for spring break – we don’t hate you, we’re just bitter.

Ciao from Morocco

by The Charger Bulletin | March 11, 2015
Jess and other students studying abroad rode camels while in Morocco  (Photo provided by Jess Sullivan)

Jess and other students studying abroad rode camels while in Morocco
(Photo provided by Jess Sullivan)

I am sitting outside on the roof top of my hostel in Morocco writing this.

Getting here was a crazy experience. In Prato, there was a terrible storm with insane winds. All the state schools in Prato were closed. Tiles and plants were blown everywhere all over the road. Our train to Florence was cancelled, so we had to take a taxi instead.

In Florence, we took a bus to the Pisa airport. Everything was running so close to each other that we were so afraid we were going to miss our plane. It took us forever to get through the airport, but we made the plane with only a few minutes to spare. The plane ride was three hours.

When we got to the airport we were picked up by our hostel in a party bus. We were then dropped off and lead through the crazy streets of Marrakech. It was so dark and there were people everywhere. They were all so friendly saying hello to us and telling us welcome. We were lead though crazy winding streets. The hostel is so beautiful. It has a pool and is covered in beautiful tile—not at all how I pictured a hostel to look. We are sharing a room with eight people. It definitely is an experience I’ll never forget.

Today we are going ATV riding and camel riding in the desert. I am so excited to get a henna tattoo too! This is going to be one trip I will never forget!

 

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