Sunday, September 14, 2014  
The Charger Bulletin

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | September 10, 2014

Positives

+ Jazzman’s decided to loudly and proudly expand its musical repertoire and play more than the same easy listening playlist on a loop.

+ The Hazell Nut Café opened this past week! They gave away a free gift to their first 50 customers and if you purchased a coffee, you even got a free pastry.

Negatives

- The easy listening playlist may have been replaced at Jazzman’s, but so has the music now plays so loudly easy studying for students has gone out the window too.
- Mother Nature clearly didn’t get the memo about the Chargers’ first football game, since fans were stuck in the stands sweating more than the football team on Saturday.

The Battery Charge

For the most part, everyone has worked out their schedules, and classes are officially in full swing. September is Self-Improvement Month, so you now have a good excuse to make some positive changes in your life, including some warmer clothes as fall starts to come around!

The Charger Battery

by The Charger Bulletin | September 3, 2014

Positives

+ After coming back to campus and seeing all the changes, it was nice to finally have lucious grass in the quad. Tossing the football and frisbee or laying out between classes will be much more enjoyable from now on.

+ Hope everyone enjoyed their day off and got a chance to relax without having to go to class! I know it’s hard to stay focused while it’s so beautiful outside, so take advantage of days off and weekends, so that you can power through classes and homework!

Negatives

- While the Bethel Projects have gotten a facelift, all good things have their limits, and as result the parking lot has been removed. It seems like with one step taken forward, ten more are taken back.

- It may seem like things are piling on already, and the heat of the last days of summer don’t help the situation, but keep organized and it won’t seem like school is taking over your life.

The Battery Charge

Hope everyone was able to soak up the sun on the last few days of summer. Living near the beach can be an escape and a distraction, but now’s the time to dive head first into classes and get involved in clubs on campus!

The Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | May 7, 2014

Positives:

+ Summer is right around the corner! Remember to stay safe and enjoy these few months without school. Don’t spend it all wishing you were back at UNH, because that will come all too quickly.

+ Congrats to the cast of Spring Awakening for putting on such an emotion-laden and thought-provoking musical with maturity and grace. The set, lights, music, and acting combined to make quite a moving performance.

 

Negatives:

- The workload at the end of every semester. Although we know it is coming, it is rare to plan for it. We say we won’t procrastinate, but every semester eventually brings an all-nighter (or several).

- People on this campus are fiends when it comes to free food, it is always gone so quickly! When organizations advertise in huge print about food at an event, they might as well include “For the first five minutes only.”

 

The Battery Charge:

What an amazing Spring Weekend! From the comedian Loni Love, to the music-themed carnival and the Krewella concert, to the drive-in movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, this weekend couldn’t have been better. Thank you SCOPE for putting together such a fantastic few days!

The Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | April 30, 2014

Positives:

+ Good use was made of the German Club this past week with events. On Thursday, Marine Biology club had their annual Marine Carnival (complete with a mechanical shark), LAU had a rollerblading night with glowing lights and a DJ, and on Friday the Nerdlympics finale dance event was held.

+ CSA’s Fashion show never fails to impress. Congratulations to all students involved with this event, and of course amazing job to the models!

 

Negatives:

- When club members go to meetings, but don’t attend any of their clubs events, much less stop by to sign a point sheet; what is the point of being in a club if you don’t actively participate?

- Being the minority of students at UNH that still have 100+ dining dollars (or even 200+). Starting with 800 at the beginning of the semester may seem fine, but with few food options for certain diets, it becomes nearly impossible to get your money’s worth.

 

The Battery Charge:

Boredom was the last thing possible this weekend with trip after trip sponsored by various clubs. SCOPE sponsored a trip to see Cinderella on Broadway and a trip to Six Flags, while Marine Biology club had a whale-watching trip, Paintball Club had a trip to Skirmishland USA, and the Green Team had a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens.

The Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | April 23, 2014

Positives:

+ This year Disable the Label was an interactive day about disabilities that either receive no coverage or negative coverage by the media. From activity tables, to guest speakers, and performances, Delta Alpha Pi, the Office of Student Activities, SCOPE and Sigma Chi sponsored this informative day.

+ Two organizations on campus, Honors Student Council and the UNH Green Team, have been bringing two weeks of events to our campus, celebrating our Earth. Not just Earth Day, or Earth Week, but “Earth Weeks.” These organizations have been offering entertainment without wastefulness. From an acoustic show, to an international food festival, to an inflatable maze, it is clear that fun doesn’t rely solely on technology.

Negatives:

- Seeing recycling dumpsters filled to the brim may seem like a progressive site, but not when they are filled with plastic bags. UNH does NOT recycle plastic bags, so any recyclables thrown into the trash just end up in the landfill!

- Hearing students endlessly complain about Spring Weekend. Of course, no performer can please all 6,000 students on campus; everyone has different tastes. Two options remain: go and enjoy the weekend, maybe discover new music, or make your own plans that will please you.

The Battery Charge:

If senioritis, warm weather, nor the calendar date reminded seniors their undergraduate career is ending, then Charge Out sure did. The day was full of receiving caps, gowns, cords, stoles and finalizing graduation plans made graduation seem right around the corner.

The Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | April 16, 2014

Positives:

+ Congratulations to all who were involved in the annual student art show, Breaking the Grid! Students submitted pieces that were selected by a guest juror; some went on to be displayed in the Seton Art Gallery, while others won awards. Night of the Arts on Tuesday April 16, featured the artwork, along with music, poetry-reading, and theatrical skits by talented UNH students!

+ Thanks to the generosity of UNH Alum William Bucknall, Dodds Hall now has new lighting, sound and motorized rigging systems, and an upgraded seating area. It has also been renamed Bucknall Hall, adding to the ever-growing list of B-named buildings; but that does not diminish all the improvements.

 

Negatives:

- Exotic fruit at the C-Store is an exciting, albeit fairly rare, sight. Seeing pineapples is a surprise, but so is the eight dollar price tag. A pineapple is delicious and versatile fruit, but not delicious enough to spend eight dollars on, instead of a full meal.

- Having 70 people on a wait-list for a SCOPE trip definitely means that you need to find something else to do that day. UNH tip: If you don’t sign up between 9 p.m. and 9:02 p.m., the chances you will make it on the trip are close to none. Make sure to have alternative plans!

 

The Battery Charge:

Congratulations to Treasurer-Elect John Foti and President-elect Richard Rotella, as well as to all the future senators of USGA. Although the stresses of campaigning are over, the bigger task of representing and serving the UNH student body is now in your hands.

Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | April 9, 2014

Positives:

+ Victimology club’s annual show, The Vagina Monologues, was a hit. 90 percent of proceeds go to the rape crisis center of Milford, and 10% go to V-day Foundation for a women’s charity in a third world country! Remember that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and keep your eye out for more of Victimology Club’s events.

+ Fantastic job to all involved in the International Festival this past weekend. Thirteen countries, among them Trinidad and Tobago, Saudi Arabia, India, and Taiwan, participated in this festival. Food, displays and performances filled the Charger Gymnasium with sights and sounds from all over the world.

Negatives:

- Why is everyone at the C-Store so grumpy all the time? If you don’t like responding to a “Hi,” then working in a college store is definitely not for you. Yes, the C-Store only opens at 1p.m. on Saturdays, but is it necessary to wait until after 1 p.m. when you see that three people have been standing outside waiting?

- When the university’s webpage is down in the middle of a day during the week. Hopefully everyone recognizes the importance of flash drives in moments like this since email may or may not be accessible to open the research paper you sent to yourself.

The Battery Charge:

Congratulations to all recipients of awards in these recent few weeks! Whether it is Greek awards, the Henry C. Lee College Academic Awards, Student Affairs Awards, or being inducted into the Honor Society for Experiential Education, you all make us proud Chargers!

Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | April 2, 2014

Positives

Congratulations to the UNH Winter Guard for placing third in the Winterguard MAC championships this past weekend, not to mention that this is their first season! Amazing job to all ladies, and their coach, Suzanne Broadbent, for such dedication.

Thanks to the Career Development Center for putting together their spring Career Expo event last Friday! Hundreds of students stopped by the Rec Center to talk to dozens of companies about employment and internship opportunities. Hopefully this eased the worried minds of seniors, and gave students a better realization of what their future can hold.

Negatives

When the entire weekend is composed of rainy days, and the busiest days of the week are the sunniest. It seems like a great time to get homework done, but an even greater time to sleep in.

When a clan of RAs sees you standing outside in the cold without a card or keys, and just lets you stand out there. Not wanting random people in buildings makes sense, but if you know the person, what is the problem? If the person wasn’t supposed to be there, don’t the RAs have authority to send them back out anyways?

Battery Charge

It is great to see organizations and students on campus dedicating time and resources to charities. Last week Rotaract had their second annual Hunger Games event, and raised nearly 3,000 dollars! This week Sigma Chi is holing their annual Derby Days to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

 

Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | March 26, 2014

Positives

It is always great to see students who not only go to school in this city, but also try to improve the community. Amazing work to all students who participated in Alternative Spring Break and volunteered at nonprofits in New Haven and West Haven during their break!

Now the weather is finally starting to match up to these few months called “Spring” Semester. It’s time to take advantage of the tables outside of Bartels and Sandellas, as well as the willow trees on Harugari for new study spots.

Negatives

Having homework over Spring Break! Hopefully professors understand that motivation is hard to come by. I would rather pull an all-nighter during the school day than spend precious vacation time on an essay.

The struggle of going back to eating campus food after eating food from anywhere else for a week straight— now back to figuring out how to spend the remaining hundreds of dollars of a required meal plan. Seven dollar cereal? I guess so.

Battery Charge

Whether your break was spent curled up watching Netflix, or lounging under a blazing sun, it’s time to get focused again. Keep track of dates and deadlines, and don’t forget about internship or job searches for the summertime!

 

Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | March 12, 2014

Positives

Campaigning for USGA President, Treasurer, and Senator Positions for the next year has commenced. If you’re the student who complains about the student activity fee, or how USGA operates, make sure to pay attention to the nominees, and don’t forget to vote!

The variety of students in organizations, Greek Life, sports, the arts, etc., who came together for the It Gets Better video made by David Janovsky and Connor Briggs was amazing. It’s great to see how our campus can really work together to make a difference in our school community. Keep your eye out for the final product!

Negatives

Random power outages: I was hoping to grab some food before going to work, but Bartels was closed. Staff should’ve written down the code on the back of student’s ID cards and then charged them for the purchases later, like Jazzman’s was doing.

When teachers promise they will post something on Blackboard that night, but only do so several days later. With midterms, projects, and essays piling up now, delayed posts are inconvenient!

Battery Charge

Spring Break is so close you can almost feel yourself not going to class for a whole week, but I hope you are going now to get midterms out of the way. Although the weather isn’t showing it, the semester is almost over, and when we come back, it’ll be nearly April. Rest up these next few days fellow Chargers, we all deserve it.

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