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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 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.

The Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | November 20, 2013

Negatives

Jazzman’s is running out of pumpkin flavored coffee… during pumpkin season nonetheless. I feel bad for all those people who need it to get by.

When clubs work so hard to put on events for the student body and no one shows up; not even the club’s own members. What’s the point of joining a club if you’re not interested in attending events, or willing to suggest new ones? To all the members of organizations- you have a commitment to fulfill.

Positives

Rev Run visited UNH!! This inspirational man awed students in the crowd, and reminded us to make happiness a priority. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.”

International Week featured so many ethnic foods to celebrate the different cultures of our world and student body. From Taste of the World with Japanese, Russian, and Danish (the country, not the pastry) food, Coffee Hour, an international themed dinner in Bartels (surprisingly decent), and Paella Night at Jeffrey’s Fusion, it was tempting to skip classes and meetings to get some of this awesome food.

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With registration over, some stress has subsided. On the other hand, being waitlisted for classes can be a new stressor on its own, not to mention that some classes on banner didn’t even have a waitlist enabled. Now it’s time to start focusing on finals, projects, essays, and all those other thrilling last minute details before the semester comes to a close.

 

The Charger Battery

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).

The Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | October 23, 2013

Positives

So much clothing was donated during the Swimsuit Sprint on Oct. 18! This is really a win-win-win: closet space is freed up, people in need receive clothing, and we get to watch classmates run around campus in bathing suits.

Never thought it would feel like a rave was going on in the Quad, but that’s exactly what it was like during the concert last Friday! Chris Webby brought rap and hip-hop first, and then White Panda created an EDM scene with glowing lights and mashups of popular songs. Best concert I’ve been to at UNH- plus you can’t go wrong with a free shirt and glowsticks!

Negatives

The class t-shirts that were being handed out in the Quad during the Midnight Madness barbeque were gone in under 10 minutes (at least the Sophomore ones were). One hundred shirts for over one thousand students… really?

No matter how much fun homecoming is, it would’ve been an extra plus if our football players defeated Stonehill! Yet the Seahawks 29-26 win isn’t too impressive, and UNH may still get a spot in the NE-10 Championship Game.

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From Charlie the Charger’s surprise birthday party, to the Midnight Madness BBQ, Midnight Madness itself, the Swimsuit Sprint and concert afterwards, and the Homecoming football game, this past week surely was one for creating memories. Seeing so much school spirit from all classes; freshman to seniors, professors, coaches, faculty and staff is amazing!

 

The Charger Battery

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!

The Battery Charge:

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.

The Charger Battery

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!

 

The Charger Battery

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.

 

The Battery Charge

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).

 

The Charger Battery

by Patricia Oprea | September 11, 2013

Positives

The Hazelnut Café is back in business for this semester! This spot in Maxcy is ideal for grabbing a freshly made muffin or cupcake (or both) before morning classes. But if you’re not a pastry person (is that a possible?) The café also has pizza, sandwiches, and salad options for lunch.

Congratulations to all the new pledges of the three PanHellenic sororities on campus– Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Sigma, and Chi Khappa Ro! It’s the beginning of a great adventure for all you ladies; the bonds of sisterhood will last a lifetime.

 

Negatives

Soundview Hall is being renamed “Celentano” Hall, or “Chick” Hall…. say what? At least everyone on campus knows it as Soundview Hall, but when next year’s freshman start calling it Chick Hall, I don’t think I’ll know what to do with myself. We already lost New Hall; soon Soundview will become as ancient as Latin.

SCOPE signups for Six Flags New England reached a whopping 250 students. Unfortunately, only about 60 made it onto the trip, leaving a lot of students without Saturday plans. Maybe SCOPE should spend their budget on another bus and more tickets, instead of a butt caricature artist.

 

The Battery Charge

Varsity game season has started! Time to don our blue and gold and be proud Chargers. The first home football game is this Saturday at the Della Camera field; show up early to get seats, the stands get packed with students. Good luck to all!

The Charger Battery

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.

The Battery Charge:

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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