May 27, 2015

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 Taylor Pirone earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the CAA Tournament.

    Pride softball wins 11th CAA Championship vs. #1 James Madison

    By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR Don’t tell the Hofstra Pride how unbeatable Megan Good and the James Madison Dukes were all season: they just beat them twice in two days to capture another title. Hofstra softball had two opportunities to win a CAA Championship Friday thanks to the double elimination tournament format. After falling to the Dukes 4-3 in the first game, Hofstra hoisted the CAA trophy for the 11th time with a 2-1 victory in “game 7”. Taylor Pirone earned Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors for her 4.2 innings of one-run ball in the Championship game. “I am…

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    Student Spotlight: Following Ume Ni’s transition

    Mia Xiang Speical to the Chronicle   “I change my hair every week,” said Ume Ni. “I just have so much fun with my makeup and hair; it’s such a creative outlet for me.” Ni caught people’s eye with her purple hair and natural and pretty makeup look.  Ni, who grew up in Georgia, is a 19-year-old first-year business major at Hofstra University. She is transitioning from a boy to a girl. Initially, she spent a long time thinking of names, because she can’t go by her birth name anymore. “It doesn’t suit me in any way,” said Ni. “My…

  • Second-year Hofstra student Olivia McClellan passed away on Sunday April 19. The photo was used at the request of the McClellan family.  

Photo courtesy of McClellan’s Gofundme page

    Hofstra community mourns loss of Olivia McClellan

    By Lauren del Valle and Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITORS On Sunday, April 19, sophomore Olivia McClellan passed away in Enterprise Hall. The cause of her death remains undisclosed. However, her memory has elicited an outpouring of condolences and aid to her family in an effort to cope with the tragedy as a community. Friends and those that knew her described her as passionate and reserved. However, as one of her professors said, she had a strong sense of justice and admirable strength. “You didn’t really know her that well but she was part of [the] community… how much somebody matters……

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    Women’s lacrosse drops overtime heartbreaker, exits CAA tournament

    By Kevin Carroll – ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR An impressive and historic season for the Hofstra women’s lacrosse team came to a premature end on Friday. The top-seeded Pride was defeated in the CAA Tournament semifinals by #4 Towson 7-3 in an overtime thriller at Tubby Raymond Field, on the campus of the University of Delaware. “It’s disappointing…it’s hard to swallow right now,” said head coach Shannon Smith after the heartbreaking overtime loss. “We weren’t scoring goals.” Defense and stellar goalkeeping were the themes of the contest, as both teams struggled to gain separation on the scoreboard. It wasn’t until just…

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    Administrative confusion delays Clothesline Project display

    By Lauren del Valle NEWS EDITOR Shirts bearing discussions of sexual assault were hung from lines on either side of the path leading from the unispan to Hofstra Hall on the academic side of campus. But at 7 a.m., when the shirts were to be hung by Plant Department employees, no one came.  The leaders of the It Ends With Us movement sat in the lobby of the unispan waiting for a Plant Department worker to arrive to fulfill the work order issued for the Clothesline Project event after a six-week approval process. Plant Department Senior Associate of Event Management…


Public Safety Briefs 4-28-2015

Apr 28, 2015

Compiled by Victoria Espinoza An RA in the Netherlands reported to PS on April 20 that he smelled the odor of marijuana during his rounds. PS responded to the room, entered and found three students, a bong and a hamster. All students were given summonses. PS received an anonymous complaint of an odor of marijuana coming from a building in C-Square on April 22. PS responded to the room, entered and discovered a strong smell of marijuana. They found rolling papers, one student and two guests. The guests were banned from campus and the student was given a summons. While…

Hofstra celebrates Earth Day with outdoor festival

Apr 28, 2015

By Nico Machlitt STAFF WRITER Students filled Calkins Quad last Wednesday, listening to live music and eating vegan food as a part of annual Earth Day celebrations. Fifteen clubs and community partners orchestrated the event to educate the student body on Earth Day themes like Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and local green initiatives. Earth Day is a global event that is used to educate people about the importance of keeping the earth clean and safe. Sophomore public relations major Jordan Heiden attended the event for a second year to keep learning about how she can help keep the earth clean….

Renovations affect club office allocation

Apr 28, 2015

By Michael Ortiz STAFF WRITER Clubs finally learned their fate as club office space allocation was finalized at the Student Government Association (SGA) senate meeting on April 16. After weeks of waiting, 27 clubs received an email from SGA club relations chair Alexandra Engelson congratulating them on their allocation of an office space, which – provided they follow SGA guidelines – they will have for the next two years. This delay came after the University decided that changes needed to be made to better utilize the space in the Student Center. The rest of the 43 applicants did not receive…


Softball eliminated from NCAA tournament with back-to-back losses

By Mike Rudin – Sports Editor After needing just one more win to advance to the super nationals, the Hofstra Pride was knocked out of the NCAA tournament on Saturday after two consecutive losses. The #2 Florida Gators shut the Pride down in a 7-0 shutout in game one, then the Florida Atlantic Owls got revenge in game two, winning 3-2 in extras. Hofstra’s 2015 season came to an end after the Owls spoiled their tournament run and the team finished the season at 38-14-1 with their 11th CAA title. “Overall, just very proud of our team and the way…

Pride takes late-inning victory v. Owls in NCAA regionals

By Mike Rudin – Sports Editor In addition to the CAA title, the Hofstra softball team has won their first NCAA game under head coach Larissa Anderson against the Florida Atlantic Owls in a 1-0 pitcher’s duel. “We scored the one run that we needed,” said Anderson. “Our defense did amazing today, we made some great plays… defense kept us in the ball game.” Freshman Britany Allocca delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the sixth inning to bring Kim Smith home and ultimately secure the win. The Pride’s win in game one advances them to the winners’ bracket…

Dukes strike for 23 in rough end to Hofstra’s season

By PJ Potter – STAFF WRITER Hofstra’s pitching surrendered a season-high 23 runs in their final game of 2015, the 3rd time this year they allowed 20+ runs in one game. James Madison exploded for 14 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Mike Sciorra got the inning started with a bases loaded walk.  An error by by Brad Witkowski cost the Pride two runs to make the score 7-1. Chad Carroll and Brett Johnson each poked an RBI base hit. Carroll scored three times on three hits and drove home two runs. Kyle Weston, who finished just a…

Annunziata’s blast lifts Pride in game two

By PJ Potter – STAFF WRITER Mat Annunziata launched his 5th home run in the 8th inning to break a 6-6 tie in game two of the series against James Madison. The go-ahead 2-run home run was enough to hold the lead for Hofstra and take the victory, 8-6. Both teams stormed out of the gate offensively, scoring four runs each in the 1st inning. For the Pride, Jake Fallon bunted in the first run of the game and reached on a throwing error. Brett Johnson crushed a 3-run home run a few batters later to make it a 4-0…