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Sprint into Homecoming

by Miriam Correia | October 29, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and SCOPE with cosponsors ACJA, BSU, USGA, OSA, and Communications Club brought the Swimsuit Sprint to the UNH campus for the third year in a row Friday, Oct. 24.

Swimsuit Sprint was the start to Homecoming Weekend  (Photo by Erica Naugle/Charger Bulletin photo)

Swimsuit Sprint was the start to Homecoming Weekend
(Photo by Erica Naugle/Charger Bulletin photo)

As usual, it drew a large crowd. The Swimsuit Sprint is a fundraising event that doubles as an entertainment event. The reason for the fundraiser is to donate clothes to the less fortunate; there is a sprint in which runners sprint around campus in swimsuits after shedding clothes to donate, hence the name, and a concert follows directly afterwards.

Travis McHugh, the Service and Philanthropy Chairman of SAE, said that this was his third and last Sprint as an undergrad. He has stated that since it started in 2012, it has gotten bigger; the first year they got about 800 pounds of clothes, last year they received about 2300 pounds of clothes and they are looking forward to beating that this year.

“It is a huge honor,” McHugh said. “It’s nice to make a difference in the community and help those who aren’t as fortunate stay warm through the winter months.”

The crowd of runners was a little bit sparser this year because it was freezing on Friday night. According to Joshua Richards, SAE photographer, the amount of runners is directly correlated to the weather but the concert always brings out a large crowd.

Some people opted out of swimsuits and chose to run in various forms of underwear and spandex so they were half naked, nonetheless. John Foti, a member of SAE, has run in the Swimsuit Sprint for the past three years and has worn the same pair of printed spandex shorts for each sprint with a panda hat for the past two years.

The Sprint started promptly at 8 p.m. Runners started at Kayo field, ran by Health Services, by Soundview, around the Bixler/Botwinik Quad, and ended up at the Rec Center for the concert, where a line was already snaking around the building.

“I wanted to be able to donate my old clothes I no longer wear to the good cause,” said Jill Clark, a senior member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. “Being able to see Sammy Adams was also a huge plus.”

Those who sprinted were granted first access to the concert, while non-sprinters had to wait in line until all the sprinters had entered the area. Normally, the concert is held in the Bixler/Botwinik Quad, but do to the weather and extremely muddy grass, venues were changed the day before the concert, Thursday Oct. 23.

“This was the first time we’ve ever done a concert in the Rec Center,” Derek Watson, president of SCOPE, said. “Despite a change in venue so last minute, I think it went very smoothly; overall, we were very pleased with the turnout.”

Skrizzly Adams opened up the concert with his hauntingly beautiful voice and his band performed perfectly.

Sammy Adams continued the concert and continued to pump everyone up for Homecoming weekend with his awesome beats and catchy lyrics. Adams was interactive with the audience, hopping from the stage to the barrier between the audience often throughout his set. He played a mix of new and old music, and brought the concert to a close with his, arguably, most popular song “All Night Longer.”

Sammy Adams (Photo by Erica Naugle/Charger Bulletin photo)

Sammy Adams
(Photo by Erica Naugle/Charger Bulletin photo)

Skrizzly and Sammy aren’t exactly in the same genre of music, despite the similarity in their stage names, but they proved to be a great combination for the night.

“It was very well organized and I had a great time,” Clark said. “Both of the performers did a great job captivating the audience and it was awesome being able to attend the this as an alternative weekend event!”

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.

Scope It Out!

by The Charger Bulletin | October 22, 2014

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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.

Scope It Out!

by The Charger Bulletin | October 8, 2014

Here are this week’s SCOPE events:

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Thursday October 9:
-Make your own Tie Dye Shirt is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the BSAC Patio. Come make your own Tie Dye shirt in the patio! You can also bring your own shirts or pillow cases to tie dye as well.

Friday October 10:
-Showing of Maleficent
Gehring Hall 301 at 8 p.m.
Popcorn will be served. Attendees can also enter into our raffle to win a movie poster during the showing.

Monday October 13:
-Showing of Lucy
Gehring Hall 301 at 8 p.m.
Attendees can enter into our raffle to win a movie poster during the showing.

Students take the stage

by The Charger Bulletin | October 8, 2014

By Leah Myers
Staff writer
lmyer1@unh.newhaven.edu

Jonathan Mitsiaris took home the grand prize at the Student Committee of Programing Events’ second annual UNH Idol on Oct. 1 in Bucknall Theater.

UNH Idol was part of SCOPE’s festivities for the University of New Haven’s music week.

Nearly 100 students attended to watch the 12 performing acts share their passion for singing with lighthearted competition. The song choices were of diverse genres, spanning from pop music to acoustic to vintage Frank Sinatra.

UNH Idol was one of the many activities pertaining to SCOPE’s music week, with other events every evening.

Students of all singing levels were encouraged to enter. Caleb Zenobia, a freshman, was excited to perform. His song choice was “All of Me” by John Legend, in which he also performed the piano part.

“It’s an all around good song to hear,” Zenobia said. He also said that he takes performances seriously, and finds performing fun. Last year, Zenobia auditioned for The Voice.

Tony Banano, freshman, also competed, but for utter enjoyment. Right on the spot, he decided to perform Ariana Grande’s hit “Problem” with another contestant, who he had just met less than an hour before performing.

The Master of Ceremonies was SCOPE’s Special Event Committee Head, Brianna-Marie Barron.

The three judges were Teri Tozzi, a member of the special activities committee for SCOPE, Will Ciccone, a member of SCOPE’s weekend committee, and Zach Grabko, president of the Music Industry Club.

The judges as well as the audience enjoyed the performances.

The audience played an integral part of the night by determining the winners. Members of the audience cheered the loudest for their favorite performance.

The winners were Mitsairis, who performed “Sing,” Keysha Morris, who nailed “Amazing Grace,” and Almas Ali, who sang “Stay.”

The prizes included a $100 Ticketmaster gift-card, a Yamaha keyboard, and a $50 FYE gift-card.

Scope It Out!

by The Charger Bulletin | October 1, 2014

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Wednesday October 1:

-UNH Idol will be in Bucknall Theatre from 8:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. Free food and drinks will be served. Prizes will be awarded to the top contestants.

Thursday October 2:

-Karaoke Night will be held in the German Club from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring your friends and sing along to some of your favorite songs! While you are not singing, you can enjoy free food and drinks! Friday October 3: -Fall Fest in the Bixler/Botwinik Quad from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. This concert will be featuring Sparks the Rescue and Kristen Merlin, recent contestant on The Voice.

Saturday October 4: -Laser Writing in Bixler/Botwinik Quad from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Come take a picture with your laser writing on it! -Music Video Competition in Bucknall Theater from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Produce your own music video and win prizes!

Monday October 6: -Maleficent will be showing in Gehring Hall 301 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SCOPE It Out!

by The Charger Bulletin | September 24, 2014

Here are this week’s SCOPE events:

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Thursday September 25:
-Make your own Flip Flops in the Bartel’s programming space from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
-Comedian Vladimir Caamano preforming at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge

Friday September 26:
-22 Jump Street showing in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m. Free Froyo and Popcorn will be served
Saturday September 27:
-Make your Own Street Signs in the Bartels Programming Space from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday September 28: 
-Our Annual fall game show “Wipeout” will be from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bixler/Botwinik Quad

Monday September 29:
-Singing comedians Dakaboom will be preforming at 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Alumni Lounge as our first event of Music Week
-Tammy showing in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m.

Tuesday September 30:
-Trip to STOMP Off Broadway in NYC, the Bus will leave at 5:30 p.m. and will return around 12 a.m.

Scope It Out!

by The Charger Bulletin | September 17, 2014

Here are this week’s SCOPE events:

Friday, September 19:
-Neighbors showing in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m.
-Froyo and popcorn at the Friday Showing
-Make Your Own Sunglasses in the Bartel’s Programming Space 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday September 20:
-Inflatable Fun Fest in the Residential Quad 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, September 22:
-22 Jump Street showing in Gehring 301 at 8 p.m.

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.

USGA in focus

by The Charger Bulletin | April 16, 2014

By: Dan Davies, USGA Senator

This week’s USGA Meeting took place at 10 a.m. in the German Club, where the following occurred:

+ Any clubs wishing to sign up for the next club fair should contact Senior Vice President Andrew Collins. There will be a points incentive for clubs that attend this club fair.

+ The first annual “Passing the Torch” event took place last Friday at 3pm. This event was necessary for all clubs wishing to be re-recognized this upcoming fall.

+ USGA would like to remind everyone that Last Man Standing will be taking place from April 21st to the 25th.

+ USGA confirmed the appointment of Annalisa Berardinelli as the Editor-in-Chief,

and Gabriella Pericone as Assistant Editor of the Chariot Yearbook for 2014-2015.

+USGA also confirmed Derek Watson as President of SCOPE, as well as Amy Reidy and

Patricia McKernan as the Vice Presidents of SCOPE for the 2014- 2015 academic year.

+ The University of New Haven will be closed this Friday in observance of Good Friday,

so there will be no USGA Meeting. However, please note that classes will still be

taking place as scheduled.

 Any USGA related questions? Feel free to contact myself or any other USGA Senator!

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