February 1, 2015

  • Students concerned with on-campus sexual harassment

    By Elizabeth Merino ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR According to a 2013 Stop Street Harassment nationwide survey, “65 percent of all women had experienced street harassment. Among all women, 23 percent had been sexually touched, 20 percent had been followed and nine percent had been forced to do something sexual.” Stop Street Harassment is defined on their website as “a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide through public education and community mobilization.” “Hofstra does a decent job with making some sort of attempt, however feeble, to help so that women don’t experience so much explicit harassment of…

  • Lackmann announces immediate price decrease

    By Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITOR Prices were lowered on Hofstra’s campus today after student dissatisfaction resulted in an acceleration of a previously planned change, according to Lackmann officials. In an email sent out Monday morning, Lackmann Director of Dining Services Dennis Lestrange formally announced a blanket five percent decrease in prices campus-wide, effective Tuesday. According to the email, plans for the decrease were scheduled for January, but after recent student feedback Lackmann expedited the implementation of lower prices in all 18 dining facilities across campus. Although there were initial questions about the feasibility of the plan’s implementation ahead of schedule,…

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    FORM Gallery: Princy Prasad’s ‘DRY BONES’ on display through Nov. 22

    Hofstra Chronicle: What year are you and what is your major? Princy Prasad: Senior, 2015, creative writing and literature and Photography. HC: What is the name of your gallery and when will it be shown through? PP: DRY BONES, Nov. 16 – Nov. 22. HC: What inspired you to do this gallery? What does it mean to you? PP: In History of Photography, I came upon Edward Steichen’s Backbones and Ribs of Sunflower. It reminded me of an oil pastel collage I made in high school, and suddenly, those dry bones came to life. However, what it means to me…

  • Lackmann discussions spurred by student opinions

    By Lauren del Valle and Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITORS Reported health violations on Hofstra’s campus from the past six years are greater than violations on area campuses. Since 2009, 297 health code violations, both critical and blue violations, were issued to Lackmann Culinary Services on campus. Having 13 locations that host eating establishments, Hofstra has more eateries on campus than many local campuses like Adelphi University and Long Island University CW Post. However, Lackmann Culinary Services operates on several other area campuses including Adelphi University and Molloy College, where violations are also significant. Lackmann services six locations on Adelphi’s campus….

  • Photo courtesy of Tsz Hin Tang.

    FORM Gallery: Tsz Hin Tang depicts the real effect of plastic bags

    By Elizabeth Merino ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR “First, I started this campaign because I want to ban plastic bags on campus. I do not understand why people could not live without plastic bags. They might make your life easier, but how about the Earth?” asked junior Tsz Hin Tang when describing his FORM Gallery #PRIDEnotPLASTIC. Tang, president of Students for a Greener Hofstra, thought of the project under the guidance and inspiration of his club advisor, Neil Donahue and his experience as an international student in America. “I was surprised by the large amount of plastic bags consumed by Americans….

News

Compass Group takes over Lackmann contract

Jan 15, 2015

Food service at Hofstra changed hands on January 1, 2015, according to a press release issued by the university on January 14. The contract previously held by Lackmann Culinary Services has been taken over by Compass Group, according to the release. The new management organization will function under the name “Campus Dining by Compass Group,” and will reportedly be implementing several changes in the upcoming semester. According to the release, sent in an email to students Wednesday afternoon, Compass Group encompasses two organizations, Chartwells Dining and Bon Appétit Management Company, both of which will seemingly have a presence on campus…

Students concerned with on-campus sexual harassment

Dec 2, 2014

By Elizabeth Merino ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR According to a 2013 Stop Street Harassment nationwide survey, “65 percent of all women had experienced street harassment. Among all women, 23 percent had been sexually touched, 20 percent had been followed and nine percent had been forced to do something sexual.” Stop Street Harassment is defined on their website as “a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide through public education and community mobilization.” “Hofstra does a decent job with making some sort of attempt, however feeble, to help so that women don’t experience so much explicit harassment of…

Public Safety Briefs, 12-2-2014

Dec 2, 2014

Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano On Nov. 15, PS received a report that the odor of marijuana was emanating from a room on the second floor of Nassau Hall. PS responded and when the student opened the door, there was a water bong in plain view. The bong was confiscated and a summons was issued to the student. A student stated on Nov. 17 that they parked their car on Nov. 15 in the HofUSA lot. When they returned the student noticed a dent in the left bumper. Police assistance was declined. A PSO on patrol on Nov. 18 observed a…

Sports

Men’s lacrosse caps scrimmage slate against Hobart, Rutgers

By Kyle Kandetzki – Assistant Sports Editor The scrimmages are over and the wait nearly is too. The next time the Pride men’s lacrosse team plays against another team at James M. Shuart Stadium, it will be in the inaugural game of the 2015 season. The Pride took on Hobart College and Rutgers University in frigid temperatures and high winds at their home stadium Saturday. The scrimmages were closed to the public due to the venue’s conditions from a snowstorm earlier this week. Both games didn’t pay too much mind to score, as the scoreboard was reset after each 15-minute…

THE SCOUTING REPORT: Hofstra looks to regain momentum in home game vs. Towson

By Kyle Kandetzki – Assistant Sports Editor The Hofstra Pride men’s basketball team has hit its lowest point of the season after losing four of their last five games. Their last two games have been particularly depleting, blowing a 14-point lead vs. JMU, and giving up 100 points to William & Mary. Hofstra returns home to take on the Towson Tigers for the first time this year, the final CAA team the Pride hasn’t faced yet. Tip is at 8 p.m. at the Mack, and the game will be broadcast on SNY. HISTORY: Towson has made just two NCAA Tournament…

Steveskey compares Durant to Shante Evans after big win against Northeastern

Mike Rudin – Sports Editor The Hofstra Pride bounced back from a two-game losing streak to defeat the Northeastern Huskies in a 66-45 blowout. The Pride moved in the right direction against conference opponents after losing three of the last four games in the Colonial Athletic Association. “It’s nice being the aggressor tonight,” said head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey. “Last game we were running scared, we just weren’t playing with confidence and so I was just very happy their attitude and their effort was amazing tonight.” Ashunae Durant put up a double-double, coach Kilburn-Steveskey commented on her potential and her talent….

Men’s basketball surrenders 100 in rough loss to William & Mary

By Nick Mazzarella – Staff Writer Hofstra was handed its fourth conference loss in five games on Wednesday night, as the Pride were blown out by William & Mary on the road, 100-79. The Tribe (13-7, 7-2 CAA) shot a red-hot 64.8 percent (35-54 FG, 8-17 3FG), while the Pride (14-8, 5-4 CAA) shot 40 percent (26-65 FG, 9-29 3FG). CAA Preseason Player of the Year and senior guard Marcus Thornton – who scored his 1,900th career point in the game – had a game-high 24 points for William & Mary. Daniel Dixon was perfect from three-point distance (6-for-6) and…