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Scope it Out!

by Scope | February 25, 2015

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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015:
Zach Ibrahim in Bucknall Theater at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday Feb. 26, 2015:
Madden Tournament in Bartels Student Dining at 3 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015:
Co-Sponsorship with CSSA in their Chinese Festival in Bucknall Theater at 2 p.m.
Film Showing of Dumb and Dumber with popcorn in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015:
Snow Tubing Trip at 1 p.m.

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | February 25, 2015

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Positives 

+ We got a bit of a weather teaser this weekend with a high of 43 degrees on Sunday, which gave all of the “bros” wearing shorts and t-shirts a bit more of an excuse for their choice in clothing.

+ Now that grades are starting to come in, it’s understandable if some of you are starting to realize that you have the mental capacity of a plastic spoon. Make yourself feel better by watching people who are (pretending to be) as stupid, if not more so, than you at SCOPE’s showing of Dumb and Dumber To on Friday.

Negatives

– Unless being homeless is your new aesthetic, don’t forget to drop your past ten paychecks on your housing deposit, which is due this Friday.

– R.I.P. to the seagull eaten by the hawk. And R.I.P. to the hawk that’s probably going to die from eating the seagull.

The Battery Charge

Three weeks separate us from Spring Break, and this week just might be the hardest since we have a Monday-Wednesday class schedule for three days this week to make up for all the snow days. On another note, take J.K. Simmons’ advice from his acceptance speech at the Oscars Sunday night and call your parents. They’ve probably forgotten you exist at this point.

Ask Melanie

by Melanie | February 25, 2015

Dear Melanie,

My friend (who does not attend UNH) is pregnant with her professor’s baby and she has come to me for advice on whether or not she should keep it. She is a junior and she isn’t necessarily against abortion but she doesn’t know if she should keep it because the professor is married and doesn’t want her to have the baby. I do not know what to tell her so, I came to you.

-Reader

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Dear Reader,

This is a tough decision that she will have to make on her own. Unfortunately, no one can make this decision for her. It is a big one and, depending on the path she chooses, it could be a long journey ahead for her. The things you can do for her are: give her information and resources to make an informed decision and support whichever decision she makes.

The best thing to do at this time is support her because whichever one she chooses, she will need a good support system. I’m sure she’ll make the decision that is best for her and her situation and you will be a good friend in the meantime.

Good luck with everything.

Xoxo,
Melanie

Recipe of the Week

by Maggie Lyon | February 25, 2015

Chili with black beans, corn, and tempeh with side of topopos

 

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Ingredients:
Two yellow onions, diced
Two bell peppers, red and orange, diced
Two tbs EVOO
One tbs chili powder
One tbs tomato paste
One tbs organic cane sugar
One tbs salt
One bag of frozen mixed kernel corn
One can of black beans
One large can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes
One package of tempeh, original, seasoned
and sauted in EVOO until crispy, golden
brown.

 

For topops:
One package of sprouted corn tortillas
EVOO
salt

Steps:
Saute the onions and peppers on high heat until cooked through. add salt, tomato paste and stir until thickening begins. add chili and sugar.
Cook on medium for five to eight minutes. add fire-roasted tomatoes, corn, and black beans. remove from heat. add tempeh.
Cool, contain, label, and store!

For topops:
Half the tortillas. slice each side into thin strips.
Heat EVOO in a pan. saute strips. transfer to baking sheet and crisp in oven. season and cool on rack.

 

Poetry Corner

by The Charger Bulletin | February 25, 2015

“Petals and Promises”

She was the summer’s last sunflower,
Writing a letter to July,
As though one final correspondence,
Would make an easier goodbye,
But already she could feel them,
The approaching winds of change,
An autumn she would never see,
Both beautiful and strange,
As the heat’s embrace got softer,
She watched the leaves all fall and settle,
And had one last look for love,
Within her few remaining petals,
But though the sun had made a promise,
She knew it was one that he forgot,
As her final petals fell to earth,
He loves me,
He loves me not.

-e.h

Postcards from Prato

by The Charger Bulletin | February 25, 2015

Stepping into The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Prato students traveled to Rome and visited the Colosseum  (Photo by Cassidy Robishaw/Charger Bulletin photo)

Prato students traveled to Rome and visited the Colosseum
(Photo by Cassidy Robishaw/Charger Bulletin photo)

Ciao,

This week has been full of trips all around Italy. I started with a trip to Siena, which is about an hour bus drive from Prato.

Siena is an extremely beautiful city. It is full of hills and winding streets. We went to Cattedrale Cathedral. This cathedral is so huge and beautiful; it is really just unbelievable how intricate the outside façade and the inside of the church are.

While we were in Siena, we also went to the Piazza Del Campo. This is where they would have horse and chariot races. It is a huge square and in the middle, people would stand to watch the races, and, the chariots around the outside of the square.

Also in this square is a clock/bell tower. You can climb to the top and see some of the most amazing views. I climbed around 500 steps to the top and the view was so breathtaking; you could see for miles all around Siena. It was amazing.

I also went to Rome, where I got to see the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. It was so surreal to be in the city and walk around ancient ruins and buildings. I felt like I was in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, except the Trevi Fountain was nothing like in the movie. It is being restored, so there is plastic and metal all over it.

So far, Rome has been my favorite city in Italy. It has the best food, buildings and people. I had the most amazing handmade pumpkin raviolis.

I also got to see the Pope while I was in Rome. It was the coolest thing ever to hear the Pope speak and be in another country.

It has been a great last few days, and I’m so excited to see more of Italy.

Tanti saluti da,
Jess Sullivan

Simply Sam’s Style

by Samantha Salvio | February 25, 2015

Dress for Success

The professional-looking pantsuit (Photo obtained via Pinterest)

The professional-looking pantsuit (Photo obtained via Pinterest)

Next in the Professional Series is one step up from business casual—business formal. The last couple of weeks have been all the need-to-knows for business casual in the world of college interviews. Now that those bases have been covered, it’s time to take a step beyond college-based interviews and into those post-grad “big girl” jobs. The “lazy” approach to business casual does not translate into formal business attire so the mindset has to change a bit. To put things into perspective: bigger and better things deserves more effort and time. Here are some tips to keep in mind when landing that monumental post-grad interview (please keep in mind these tips are directed towards the corporate environment):

 

  1. Loud and Bright Colors are a No: Walking in with an all red suit into a first interview is usually not received well by most interviewers—too big of a power move. For the main colors of your ensemble, stick to dark, neutral tones (black, gray, navy). Making these tones your primary color will create the perception you are well-prepared and serious about the perspective job. You are more than welcome to accessorize with a brighter color for a belt of statement necklace for a pop, and to avoid a mundane 1-D outfit.
  2. My Highest Recommendation-The Pant Suit: Showing a little leg in most corporate settings does not get you very far. Although what seems to be highly respected and much more popular again are clean, tailored slacks to an interview. This is the way to go for a more subtle power move that isn’t as auspicious as wearing all red everything to an interview. Especially for women, slacks are more associated with being more masculine, so a female take on the predisposition is great in turning the tides with the century where more women are achieving higher level executive positions within the corporate world.
  3. Accessories-Less is More: The time to put on an accessory fashion show is not during an interview. The minimalistic approach to these events are key—stick to a clean, slick look that isn’t overdone. Do not slap on makeup for days as is you were going to prom; just highlight your natural features. This one is painful to write, but you need to stick to the low-medium heels. Can you imagine falling into your interviewer’s office because you were wearing stripper heels? Hopefully that will dissuade you from that idea.

 

Good luck!

MIC show weathers storm for Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

by Ashley Winward | February 18, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 14, fans piled into the German Club to get out of the bitter cold to enjoy the acoustic stylings of The Wonder Year’s Dan “Soupy” Campbell under the pseudonym Aaron West.
Aaron West has been a character study Campbell has been exploring for the past year with his “debut” album We Don’t Have Eachother. The show also featured support from bands The View from Up Here, Everything Ever and Call It Arson. It was certainly a Valentine’s Day to remember for everyone in attendance regardless of whether they came with a date or not.

Aaron West performed in the German Club at UNH, Feb. 14 (Photo by Dave Taylor)

Aaron West performed in the German Club at UNH, Feb. 14 (Photo by Dave Taylor)

The Music Industry Club hosted the night. “This event was definitely one of MIC’s best shows in a long time in terms of attendance,” said Jong Kim, vice president of live sound for MIC. “We were also able to run the show very smoothly with the least amount of technical difficulties, thanks to the help of all the other club members.”

First on stage was The View From Up Here; an acoustic pop-punk act from UNH led by vocalist Andrew Cunningham, featuring Michael Quick, Dom Gubernat and Gavin Stacey.

This was the band’s album release show for their self-titled EP, playing the entire record as well as a cover of Death Cab For Cutie’s “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark.”

The energy from the band reflected all the excitement they had for the evening, appreciative of the chance to perform and share what had been months in the making. The View From Up Here was mixed by Josh Welshman at Flux Studios and Mastered by Sam Pura of Panda Studios, who has worked with the likes of State Champs and The Story So Far. The band’s personable nature on stage and passion made their show enjoyable and there is no doubt these guys have immense potential.

“I haven’t played on stage, with a full band, since high school, so I was incredibly excited to play,” said Quick, A View From Up Here’s guitarist. “Not to mention the fact that there were more people in the German Club than I have ever seen at a MIC show in a while. It’s always a great experience to share something that you’ve created with other people.”

Next to perform was Everything Ever, a punk group from Staten Island New York. The trio showed their powerful presence from their first note and kept the energy up through a set full of new songs. Everything Ever recently signed to a new label, Secret Audio Club and have their debut full length album Solid Ground coming out on March 10. Not only did the band have great stage presence while performing, but their banter in between songs was witty and anecdotal to their audience. Prefacing the song “Doing Nothing” by discussing their college experience got huge laughs from the whole crowd and the song itself was probably the highlight of their performance.

Direct support on the bill was from Connecticut locals Call It Arson with a mix of upbeat punk beats and some more mellow tracks suitable for the romantic evening. There was a definite following of the group in the crowd, as fans called out song requests they even threw some into the set as they went along. The band put on a dynamic set spanning their entire discography from their self-titled album to their most recent release Between Two Cities.

James Downe gave a strong vocal that really resonated with the audience. Supporting local artists is something that has been very important to Music Industry Club when it comes to booking artists and it’s been great to see over the years truly how much talent is coming out of Connecticut.

Finally it was time for Aaron West to hit the stage. Aaron West is a persona completely imagined by The Wonder Years front man Dan “Soupy” Campbell, inspired by The Mountain Goats’ album All Hail West Texas. Campbell’s dedication to the story and character stretches to both on and off stage; he signed autographs as “A.West” all evening and sported a Buffalo Bills hat on his way in, “I’m not a Bills fan, Aaron is” when asked about it by a fan.

In between songs like “Grapefruit” and “Our Apartment” Aaron West tells a sad tale of the past year of his life; the death of his father followed by his wife’s miscarriage ultimately ending in their divorce leaves him lost and unsure of himself. He travels in his father’s old Mustang down the coast until he finds a place to clear his head, ultimately leaving the listener wondering what’s going to come next.

Although without his full band, the Roaring Twenties, Aaron West performed a stripped down and vulnerable solo performance.

The crowd included a huge number of The Wonder Years fans and like most shows it became a sing along of somber melodies. Even with such soft songs with sad subject matter, the subdued mood in the room never lost its energy.

SCOPE it out!

by Scope | February 18, 2015

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Wednesday, Feb. 18:

Film Showing of Catching Fire in Bartels Cafe at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19:

Throwback Thursday Film Showing of Space Jam at 8 p.m.

 

Friday, Feb. 20:

Photo Dry-Erase Boards in Bartels Programming Space from 5 to 9 p.m.

Film Showing of Mocking Jay in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21:

Nore Davis in Bucknall Theater for BSU’s Comedian Showcase at 3 p.m.

Photo Pillow Cases in Bartels Programming Space from 5 to 9 p.m.

Film Showing of Flubber with Make your own Slime in Moulten Lounge at 8 p.m.

 

Sunday, Feb. 22:

Go Karting Trip to On Track Karting at 3 p.m.; Sign-up on Charger Connection

Oscar Party in Bartels Cafe at 7 p.m.

 

Monday, Feb 23:

Film Showing of Dumb and Dumber in Bartels Cafe at 8 p.m.

Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | February 18, 2015

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Positives:

+ There’s one benefit to the 1000 mph winds outside – students have witnessed the Tree Turbine sculpture spin at least twice!
+ Remember that ugly sweater your grandma knitted you that is really warm but makes you look like a feral cat with mange?  Well, consider this weather your incentive to wear it, and a great excuse to make Nana’s day.

 

Negatives:

- What is this “Monday” everybody keeps talking about? And since when did we have classes on it?
- The perpetual snow has been replaced with perpetual wind and freezing temperatures, making Alaska look like a tropical vacation spot and class look like a walk to the gallows.

 

Battery Charge:

Campus is finally starting to regain its bearings after a rocky start, with what will hopefully be our first full week of classes this week. Even though you wake up every morning wondering why you didn’t choose to go to school in California, just remember that Spring Break is only a month away, and with that should come warmer temperatures. Hopefully.

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