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Scope It Out!

by The Charger Bulletin | October 29, 2014

Here are this week’s SCOPE events:

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Thursday, October 30:
There will be a Psychic Fair co-sponsored with PIRO from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bartels Programming Space.

Thursday, October 30:

The Purge: Anarchy will be showing in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m. There will be free popcorn!

Friday, October 31:

SCOPE’s annual haunted House, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Programming Space and Moulton Lounge.
The theme is American Horror Story. There will be a Halloween photo shoot, treats given away and a costume contest where prizes will be awarded to the best costume.

Saturday, November 1:

Make your own airbrush tote bags will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bartels programming space.

Photo of the Week

by The Charger Bulletin | October 29, 2014

Photo of the week frame cmyk

“The Guitarist”

By Amanda Sudowsky, Senior

Taken Friday, Oct. 25
at Swimsuit Sprint concert

“He is the guitarist from the opening act Skrizzly Adams,” – Gregory.

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | October 29, 2014

Positives:

+ Homecoming was a huge success, as the Chargers destroyed Merrimac 42-14, Sammy Adams destroyed the University’s speaker systems, and UNH students destroyed their livers.

+ Not to fear, party animals, Halloween is this Friday, meaning that the Homecoming party will live on for another weekend.

Negatives:

– A family in West Haven has been quarantined in their home after returning to the U.S. from a trip to Liberia during the Ebola scare, which means that Health Services will be more crowded than ever with hypochondriacs convinced that they’re showing symptoms.

– As fun as Homecoming weekend was, the recovery period following this weekend will not nearly be as enjoyable, especially with strep going around.

The Battery Charge:

We’ve sprinted our way through Homecoming weekend and we’re heading towards the finish line for this semester. Registration is already next month, so be sure to meet with your advisors!

Taylor’s NFL Picks Week 9

by Taylor Hauck | October 29, 2014

New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers
The Saints finally looked like the team people have come to know them by the last few years. They played well on Sunday Night Football and took down the Packers in convincing fashion. A win by the Saints in this game would catapult them into the division lead. The Panthers lead the division with a sub .500 record and have played inconsistent at times. Expect the Saints to carry their momentum from last game over to this Thursday Night Football game and win.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Cleveland Browns
The Browns bounced back after an embarrassing loss to the Jaguars last weekend and took down the Raiders. They currently sit last in the division at 4-3, but have the potential for a playoff run. The Browns should be able to knock of the Buccaneers at home. Tampa Bay is 1-6 after an overtime loss on Sunday to the Vikings. Look for the Bucs to be competitive in a loss to the Browns.

Arizona Cardinals @ Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are arguably the best team in the NFC and even in the NFL right now they sit at the top of the NFC East after an Eagles loss to the Cardinals last weekend. The Cardinals have their hands full with the Cowboys but have proved they can play with anyone in the league. Dallas will have to protect the deep pass in order to beat the Cardinals. Expect a great game between two of the best teams in the NFC.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Houston Texans
The Eagles will have to bounce back after blowing a late lead to the Cardinals. They sit at 5-2 and will now have to look up at the Cowboys in the division. The Eagles need to be better on defense if they want to compete come playoff time. Meanwhile, Houston is coming off a win and sits at 4-4. They are in the middle of the pack in the AFC and need a win against the Eagles. Expect a close game with a win from tthe Eagles.

New York Jets @ Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are above .500 for the first time this season and have won four out of their last five games. Kansas City welcomes a New York Jets team that has played poorly all season. Expect a change in quarterback after Jets’ starter Geno Smith threw for three interceptions on Sunday. Expect the Chiefs to get ahead early and stay ahead.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are the clear favorite here. They are one of the better teams in the AFC and are coming off a good win over the Ravens. Jacksonville has only one win and can only play spoiler at this point. They have shown improvements and could build momentum going into next season. Expect the Bengals to blowout the Jaguars.

San Diego Chargers @ Miami Dolphins
Both these teams have probably exceeded expectations to start the year. San Diego currently sits in a wild-card position and Miami is right there in the playoff mix behind just a few other teams. The Dolphins look to win their third straight game by using their top ten rushing game to take down San Diego. The Chargers are coming off a loss to the Broncos and will need to bounce back and focus on the Dolphins. San Diego needs to win as other teams are on the heels of the Chargers for a playoff spot. Expect a close, hard fought game.

Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings
Neither of these teams have proved anything this season. They both sit in last place in their respective divisions. Minnesota has a top ten rushing game and has allowed the ninth fewest passing yards. The Redskins are fourth in passing yards. This game is a toss up and could go either way.

St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are coming off a bye week and should be well rested. They have work to do the rest of the season to make the playoffs. A win over the Rams will surely improve their chances. San Francisco sits two games back of the Cardinals in the NFC West. St. Louis had been playing well until their loss Sunday to the Chiefs. The Rams beat the 49ers three weeks ago at home. Expect a different outcome this time.

Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots
This is probably the game of the week. Both quarterbacks go way back, which creates an added rivalry between the teams. The Patriots have been playing well the last few weeks but only lead their division by a game. Denver has been lights out, currently sitting at 6-1 and they lead their division by two games. Both these teams can score a lot of points. Expect a shootout in New England with the Broncos emerging as the winners.

Oakland Raiders @ Seattle Seahawks
Seattle has had a rough start to this season despite their 4-3 record. They barely escaped the Panthers on Sunday. Amid personnel issues, the Seahawks will need to focus on football. The Raiders are 0-7 and don’t have a chance against Seattle. Oakland has not found an answer for anything this season. Expect the Seahawks to settle down and take care of business at home.

Ask Melanie

by The Charger Bulletin | October 29, 2014

Email unhaskmelanie@gmail.com, find her on Facebook at UNH Ask Melanie, or follow her Twitter @unhaskmelanie. Identities will always remain confidential!

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Dear Melanie,

I love all of my friends and I would do anything for them, but, lately, I have been feeling like I’m being taken advantage of. Recently, I went with some friends to a concert and I bought my friend’s ticket because I wanted to make sure we sat together. She said she would pay me back for the ticket but it’s been a few weeks since the concert and she still hasn’t and she goes out to eat and to party all the time. It’s not about the money, but I feel like it’s more about respect at this point. What should I do?

-Concerned Concert Goer

Hi Concert Goer,

It really stinks that this is happening; you are supposed to be able to trust that your friends respect you and would be the last people to take advantage of you. I think that you should directly ask her when she is going to pay you back. Sitting back and not saying anything is not the way to handle this; it can lead to resentment. Maybe she totally forgot that she still hasn’t paid you back and just needs a gentle reminder.

If she doesn’t pay you back after that, then you should sit down and talk to her about it. This probably isn’t the only thing that has made you feel like she is taking advantage of you, so this would be the time to bring all of your issues out. Resentments in friendships are toxic; eventually you’ll end the friendship over a fight over frozen yogurt if you continue this way.

Communication is key in any relationship—friendships included. If there is something wrong, it is best to address it as quickly and tactfully as possible. Don’t accuse her of taking advantage of you right off the bat, but do not just stay quiet and stew with your issues. Maybe she’s going through something and hasn’t told you. The best way to handle this is to open the lines of communication.

xoxo,
Melanie

Postcards from Prato

by Ashley Arminio | October 29, 2014

Fall Break

Classic London phone booth near Big Ben (Photo by Ashley Arminio/Charger Bulletin photo)

Classic London phone booth near Big Ben (Photo by Ashley Arminio/Charger Bulletin photo)

This past week, I began my fall break to London, Paris and Amsterdam. After sitting in Florence for four hours, catching a 3:30 a.m. bus to Pisa airport, having a 6 hour flight delay due to weather, and catching a bus to the center of London, we finally made it to our first stop!

London was everything I’ve ever imagined and more. Due to the flight delay, we only had one full day to explore, so my friends and I went on a city tour in the morning, and spent the rest of the day taking the tube (subway) to our main destinations and Instagram worthy posts: Abbey Road, 221B Baker Street and the Sherlock Holmes Café, Platform 9 ¾ to bring out my inner Harry Potter nerd, Big Ben, a telephone booth, Buckingham Palace and, of course, a worthy five euro caramel macchiato from Starbucks.

I instantly fell in love with London because of the city with its Boston-like vibe and, of course, the food. It was so refreshing to be able to talk to people and read in English when ordering bar food. The first night, my group splurged on fish and chips, burgers, nachos and anything barbeque. You would think we haven’t eaten this food in months with our bill…it’s because we haven’t!

My favorite memory was definitely running off of adrenaline and seeing all of the places I have dreamt of experiencing. Trying to imitate the Beatles’ Abbey Road picture through running traffic, asking everyone where 221B Baker Street is with those slight smiles of amusement on their faces, as they lead me the way, the 9 ¾ staff quoting Harry Potter lines and making us jump in the air with our

Hogwarts scarves and wands are just some of the memories I made that I’ll never forget. I wish I had more time in London to indulge myself into the culture, but that 24 hours is something I’ll never forget.

It’s 4 a.m. as I write this post and I’m just getting back to Prato. I’ll fill you in on the rest of my adventure next week! Cheers!

London Observations:
1. Exit signs are written: “way out”
2. People drive on the opposite side of the road and the steering wheel is on the opposite side of the car.
3. The traffic light’s yellow light is held longer than in America. I asked a local why this was and she told me it’s because most people in London drive standard and need more time to get themselves ready for the green light.
4. The subway is called “the tube.”
5. The more chimneys you see on houses, the richer the family is.

Simply Sam’s Style

by Samantha Salvio | October 29, 2014

Halloween costumes on a dime

The question “What are you being for Halloween?” arises every year and it is asked at least a dozen times over. For the average college student, the usual go-to is to get a costume from Amazon or magnificently create something from what you have in your closet at the last minute.

Regina George can rock any costume, and so can you (Photo obtained via Pinterest)

Regina George can rock any costume, and so can you
(Photo obtained via Pinterest)

Another dilemma that ladies might run into is not wanting to wear the same costume twice in one Halloween season. Go to a Costume Ball one day, a little dorm get-together another night and a work party later that weekend; there’s three costumes that you don’t want to pay for. Of course, you could always swap costumes with your roommates or suitemates, but it’s nice to have options, just in case you’re not a fan of their costumes and want to be more creative. Here are thre easy costumes that you can throw together quick and easy with limited materials outside your dorm room.

1.Regina George: This costume is so fetch, others will recognize your ingenuity and be jealous they didn’t think of it before you did. Grab an old tee, tank or choose one of the countless amount of UNH tees you received at this campus and get ready take some scissors to it.

I don’t necessarily think that you would need to re-create her outfit exactly from the classic film, so don’t be turned off from the costume if you don’t have a classic white tee to cut-up.

Cut out two circular holes from the tee, around the upper chest area to expose a little of your undergarments underneath the tee. For ladies that are a little more conservative, Halloween is a night where you get to be someone else so embrace it! Throw on some classic 90s-washed jeans and your costume is all set.

2.Wednesday Adams: It does not take very much to transform yourself into the daughter of the creepily acclaimed Addams Family.
Her outfit includes some staples in most ladies’ closets: a black skirt, a black collared shirt and some black loafers.

There are no alternations that need to be done with these pieces, just tuck in the shirt for a spot-on replication. If your hair allows, go ahead and arrange your hair into pigtail braids and to top the whole costume, arrive to the event with your Wednesday’s best accessory—the BRF (B*tchy Resting Face).

3.Candy Bar: Show up to any Halloween event as a sweet treat, because who doesn’t like candy?

Choose your favorite candy bar and find a tee that matches the wrapper color of that candy if you can. Take some markers, paint, or whatever crafting supplies that you have at your disposal and draw on the logo of that candy bar. Throw on some leggings and some warm booties to keep you warm throughout the chilly fall nights and enjoy how easy it was to throw together this costume.

Scope It Out!

by The Charger Bulletin | October 22, 2014

scope logoHere are this week’s SCOPE events:

Wednesday, October 22:
Video Games in the Bartels Programming Space from 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 23: Guardians of the Galaxy will be showing in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m. There will be free popcorn!

Friday, October 24:
Swimsuit Sprint beginning at 7 p.m. at Kayo Field followed by the concert, featuring Sammy Adams, which will be held in the Bixler-Botwinik Quad. General admission begins at 8:15 p.m.

Monday, October 27:
The Purge: Anarchy will be showing in Gerhing 301 at 8 p.m.

Photo of the Week

by The Charger Bulletin | October 22, 2014

Photo of the week frame cmyk
“Carousel Ride”

By Amanda Sudowsky, Senior

Taken June 2014 in Brunswick, New Jersey at an Italian carnival

“A carousel in Black and White for my independent study,” – Sudowsky.

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | October 22, 2014

Positives:

+ UNH is installing solar panels in Celantano Hall in order to conserve energy, and they’ll save the University an estimated $20,000. That means students will save about $3 each—don’t spend it all in one place!

+ Fall break was a fun, much deserved mini-vacation.

Negatives:

-Given that knowing how to work a microwave wasn’t a requirement for getting into college, it’s safe to say that the West Haven fire department could find this school with their eyes closed.

-Fall break is over, and most of us won’t be heading back home until Thanksgiving, so we’re just going to have to stick it out until then.

The Battery Charge

It’s getting to be that time of year again where it’s ridiculously cold and staying in bed marathoning Gilmore Girls seems like a much better option than going to class. Try to stay strong, but remember that a mental health day (or two… or three) isn’t always a bad thing.

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