Friday, October 31, 2014  
The Charger Bulletin

The Charger Battery

by Kaitlin Mahar | October 8, 2014

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by Elissa Sanci | September 24, 2014

Positives

+ Many organizations on campus have taken the “It’s On Us” campaign pledge to raise awareness for sexual assault. Take the pledge on itsonus.org to show your support.
+Students got the chance to spend an eventful Family Day with their parents on Saturday; activities ranged from Stuff-A-Bear to comedian shows to trips downtown.

Negatives

-The skunk that likes to hang around the Forest Hills apartments was never and will never be welcomed, especially by the students who wake up to a stinky smelling room.
-The sprinklers between Bixler and Celantano Hall seem to be on constantly—even as it rains, which sure seems like a waste of water and a great way to create lots of mud.

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Autumn is officially here, so now’s the time to apple and pumpkin pick, plan out your Halloween outfit and buy as many pumpkin-spice scented things while enjoying the crisp, fall air.

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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.

 

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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.

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by Patricia Oprea | November 13, 2013

Negatives

One certain Apartment Shuttle driver just can’t seem to ever be nice. When asked a question about the route, he gives more attitude than a helpful response. Last time he did so, I got off the shuttle and had a pleasant walk to Forest instead.

The constant game of, “which dryer will actually dry my clothes this time,” especially in Soundview. At this rate, we might as well get free laundry like the Honors LLC does.

Positives

Congratulations to all involved in the production Secret in the Wings! Thank you to my fellow cast, and our fabulous crew and director. We had an amazing turnout for all four performances, and it was nice to have the support of so many students and faculty.

The 12th annual Veterans Day Ceremony had a great turn out of students and staff who attended to honor those who have served our country. SGT Grant Briggs and Sean-Michael Green were two of the honored veterans who spoke about their experiences.

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As of last week’s What’s the Scoop event, housing changes for Fall 2014 are out in the open. With the new freshman building set to open for fall 2014, many buildings are being reserved for different grade levels. Sophomores may now live in Bergami, Botwinik, Sheffield, or Winchester, while juniors and seniors can live in Dunham, Ruden, Campbell, Sheffield, Main St., Savin Court, or Forest Hills. Soundview will be reserved 50/50 for juniors and seniors. I hope this plan is officially set into action…(and looks like it’s adieu to Regency).

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by Patricia Oprea | October 30, 2013

Positives:

Congratulations to all students who had their artwork displayed in the City-Wide Open Studios this past weekend! Photography, sculpture, graphic design, and other fantastic medias were up for public viewing. Hope to see them there next year too.

Our football team received the Elm City trophy for the fourth consecutive season this past weekend! They defeated Southern Connecticut State University Friday, Oct. 25, with a score of 40-21. (And the game wasn’t even on our own turf, now that’s impressive!)

Negatives:

Last week I wrote my Charger Battery outdoors, wearing a dress, and needless to say, this past week has been anything but dress-weather. It’s been a game of “How many layers can I wear so I don’t freeze, but am still able to walk around in?” 40 degree weather already? That is quite unfortunate.

Not being able to trick-or-treat for Halloween this year is a bummer. I don’t know about you, but free candy is more enticing that dressing up in hardly any clothing and going downtown with other people who are also dressed in hardly any clothing. I was always the person who trick or treated with their sibling up until college… what beats free Kit Kats?

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Now this campus is really feeling like Halloween, there are trips and events galore! Friday SCOPE sponsored a trip to the Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard and Sunday was the Trail of Terror trip. There is also a trip to Salem Massachusetts hosted by PIRO. Saturday night a famous ghost hunter came to present in Dodds Theater, and took students on a ghost hunt. SCOPE also had pumpkin carving and horror movie showings this week. Keep your eye out on Charger Connection for more activities; if you don’t make it for one, there are at least 10 others!

 

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by Liana Teixeira | October 16, 2013

Positives:

Thank goodness for Fall Break! The time off gave students the time to prepare for upcoming midterms and exams. This is also a good time to remember that the library has begun 24/7 hours of operation for those of you who need to study longer hours.

Get ready Chargers, this weekend is Homecoming! Days of tailgating, food, football and concerts await. After two weeks of midterms, this is exactly what students need to kick back and relax.

Negatives:

A federal holiday for a man who never even stepped foot on what is today the United States nor contributed to its history? Sorry Christopher Columbus, I’m loving the two days off from school and all, but let’s try choosing a more relevant honoree.

It’s that time of year again when the mornings are so cold that you have to wear a sweater, but by the afternoon you practically get heatstroke. These seasons need to make up their minds; I have dozens of warm fall sweaters waiting to be worn!

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Homecoming, homecoming, homecoming! For freshmen, this will be your first experience of the UNH Homecoming festivities. For seniors, this will be your last. No matter where you are in your collegiate career, make the most of this weekend. There’s Midnight Madness, Swimsuit Sprint, the home game against Stonehill and more to look forward to.

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by Patricia Oprea | October 9, 2013

Positives

The performance of Death: A Play, last weekend was great! This hilarious play was only 45 minutes long (one act) and had people wishing that there would be a second. Congratulations to all involved: cast, crew, and director Jonathon Yukich.

Our hockey team, UNH Puck, began their game season with a 5-1 win; go chargers! Although this is just a club sport, us fans certainly treat it as a varsity sport. Make sure to check out a game during the season, transportation is free.

 

Negatives

Midterms are piling on before Fall Break! Don’t forget about the benefits of the CLR, (who celebrated 30 years this Wednesday, Oct. 2!) Make sure to keep track of your professors’ office hours.

I was going to mention something about the permanent pungent odor of Sandellas, but now I can write about getting food poisoning…. hooray to Sandellas for giving me more substance to write about!

 

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On Oct. 5, the Quad was packed with students for the Fall Fest! The weather was perfect for six hours of freebies, music, and insomnia cookies. With vendors, raffles, student performances, and special guests Patent Pending, Far From Proper, and OCD: Moosh & Twist, there was something here for everyone. Thanks to MIC, SCOPE, Up Til’ Dawn. TWLOHA, WNHU, the Audio Engineering Society, and outside sponsors for helping to put this festivity together!

 

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by Patricia Oprea | September 18, 2013

Positives

The new UNH Meditation and Spirituality Center opened this week! The center’s hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and facilitated mediation sessions begin September 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is conveniently located in the bottom floor of Ruden apartment number 15. Sign-ups for campus card access to the center are located in the Dean of Students’ Office.

UNH’s football team had their first home opener this past weekend, Saturday September 14. Our team whopped Pace University 65 to zero…. now that’s embarrassing. I hope this streak will continue; go Chargers!!!

 

Negatives

The beloved Henry C. Lee building is being renamed to John and Leona Gehring Hall… are those individuals really more relevant to the study of Forensic Science than Henry C. Lee? And they think handing out free gifts at the dedication ceremony will make it all better… you can just go to SCOPE events for those.

Both the Dattco apartment shuttle and Forest Hills shuttles have been less than punctual lately. I was waiting for the shuttle in front of Dodd’s one evening, and the driver was taking a break on the side of the road. I asked him if he was going to drive, and showed him the schedule, yet he still insisted that this was his break time. I think it’s time to invest in a bicycle, or a razor scooter. Both sound more reliable than the shuttle systems.

 

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What is up with all our buildings being renamed? From New Hall last year, to now Sound View, the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, and Health Services. (Good thing these three buildings this year don’t have names starting with the letter B; I’m glad the university realized that there are 25 other letters of the alphabet).

 

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by Patricia Oprea | September 4, 2013

Positives:

-Being reunited with friends after three months of summer break; especially if some of them live in different states and you can’t visit each other. Isn’t it weird how in college you actually look forward to the school year?

-The abundance of activities and free food during Welcome Week (the events may be catered towards freshman, but who doesn’t want to see a comedian or eat dessert for free?)

Negatives:

-The pool at Forest Hills is closed, even though the weather is still perfect for a swim…and the water wasn’t even green this semester!

-Getting accustomed with Sodexo dining after three months of mom’s home cooking. There might be a buffet of options, but nothing is as good as mom’s.

The Battery Charge:

After Welcome Week there are many more ways to stay involved; sign up for clubs or Rec Sports, rush for a fraternity or sorority, and attend on and off campus events…you never know there may be free food there as well.

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by Isaak Kifle | May 8, 2013

Positives:

-Great job to SCOPE for a great series of events over Spring Weekend! And a special thanks to everyone that stopped by the USGA dunk tank at the carnival.

-We’re in the home stretch now; just a little over a week left until summer starts.

Negatives:

-Destroyed my voice staffing the Spring Concert. Note to self: never attempt to explain policies while the bass is being dropped.

-And with that, the next adventure begins: honors thesis research! Riding the struggle bus until graduation.

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Thank you to everyone that has been reading the Charger Battery (and the Bulletin in general) throughout the year. I appreciate you dealing with my ramblings. Have a great summer!

 

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