April 23, 2014

  • Conor Wynne passed away in his sleep on March 28. His friends and family remember him fondly as “a good-hearted kid.” Photo courtesy of Cristen Yakush

    Remembering Conor Wynne

    By Samantha Neudorf EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Although he may not be here with us, his memory still lives on. Conor Wynne passed away in his sleep on March 28 in the Netherlands South. Wynne was a freshman marketing major from Trumbull, Conn. and lived in Orange House. The cause of death is still unknown and there are no updates at the time of publication, according to the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau Medical Examiner. Though there was no official cause of death by the medical examiner, students recall what happened Friday morning. Alex Cain, a freshman information technology major, was Wynne’s…

  • Dianna Blount, a Hofstra alumna, talked to a student and gave out fruit to promote National Public Health Week on Wednesday in the Student Center.  Photo by Che Sullivan

    Health week promotes well-being on campus

    By Lauren del Valle ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR National Public Health Week (NPHW) reached Hofstra’s campus via a collaborative effort of the School of Health Sciences and Human Services and Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine. Former President Bill Clinton declared the first full week of April as National Public Health Week in 1995. The American Public Health Association spearheads the nationwide annual initiative in cooperation with policymakers and local sponsors. Dr. Corinne Kyriacou, the director of the Master of Public Health program, orchestrated the second annual initiative to service the community and students in contingency with the graduate-student run Society…

  • The intended safety measure becomes night-out transport. Photo by Jake Nussbaum

    Night shuttle earns unintended reputation

    By Jackie Parsons STAFF WRITER Its official title is the “Night Shuttle,” but its unofficial name among Hofstra students is the “drunk bus.” “Nobody calls it the Night Shuttle or the Hofstra shuttle,” said freshman Matt Durant, “It’s the ‘drunk bus’ or the ‘drunk shuttle.’ Their purpose is to get you around to bars.” The Night Shuttle was created with the intention of providing students who live in the neighborhoods surrounding Hofstra with a safe ride home from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the Night Shuttle page on the Hofstra Portal. The shuttle stops at 18 designated areas…

  • Oil Painting based off of Music Video still from Beyonce's XO

    FORM: King H’s Pop and R&B Divas, the next generation of #Dope Art

    By Katie Webb Arts & Entertainment Editor “Nobody sees what we see, they’re just hopelessly gazing,” Beyoncé sings on the track XO, off her self-titled fifth album. A new painting of Queen B herself hangs in the FORM gallery show Dope Art Divas. Her gaze is anything but hopeless. The doe-eyed expression holds a soft power; her look is that of a hopeless romantic, in love with her personal life and the career she has taken control of in the past year. King H aka Henry Fuller, a phenom of recreating the likeness of pop artists, tackled some of pop…

  • Denis Naymark strangled to death B.D.S.M. style, adorned with an Hermes scarf

    FORM: Alvia Urdaneta’s “Murder She Wore”

    By Katie Webb Arts & Entertainment Editor   Bound by ropes, head hanging limply to the side, no expression in his darkly rimmed eyes, model Denis Naymark hangs in the FORM gallery show “Murder She Wore.” Show debuted Tuesday, March 11 and open until Friday March 14. The fashion photography industry has adopted a sinister obsession with “fake dead” that has been the center of controversy for many high-profile ads. The trend features gaunt women in eerie situations. Think Hitchcock protagonists, but more sickly-colored skin. Most recently receiving backlash, Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 campaign featured a zombie-like Miley Cyrus beside…

News

Bits and Bytes’ sustainability measured

Apr 11, 2014

By Shannon Alomar STAFF WRITER Spring has sprung and so has the Sustainability Studies Club on campus this semester. Conducting their second annual waste audit this week, the club wants to make reasonable estimates of waste production in order to make informed decisions about the school’s waste management system. These include estimates on waste reduction, food donations, composting and other diversion methods. A waste audit is a structured process that provides information pertaining to the amount and types of waste that are produced in certain areas. For the Sustainability Club’s evaluation they chose Bits and Bytes, an eatery on South Campus,…

Conor Wynne passed away in his sleep on March 28. His friends and family remember him fondly as “a good-hearted kid.” Photo courtesy of Cristen Yakush

Remembering Conor Wynne

Apr 10, 2014

By Samantha Neudorf EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Although he may not be here with us, his memory still lives on. Conor Wynne passed away in his sleep on March 28 in the Netherlands South. Wynne was a freshman marketing major from Trumbull, Conn. and lived in Orange House. The cause of death is still unknown and there are no updates at the time of publication, according to the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau Medical Examiner. Though there was no official cause of death by the medical examiner, students recall what happened Friday morning. Alex Cain, a freshman information technology major, was Wynne’s…

Public Safety Briefs 4-10-2014

Apr 10, 2014

Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITOR A PSO on patrol on April 2 noticed a glass panel near the elevator in the East Unispan was shattered. A search was conducted, which yielded no results. The Plant Department was notified. A fire alarm was activated in Bill of Rights Hall on April 2. A search of the building revealed that four students had failed to evacuate. Summonses were issued to all the students. A Health and Safety inspection in Quincy House on April 3 revealed a wicker box containing a bong with marijuana residue in one of the rooms. It was…

Sports

Hofstra to host groundbreaking soccer conference

By JP Guzhnay Special to the Chronicle Hofstra University will be hosting the largest academic international soccer conference in the United States from April 10 to April 13. The high point of the event is keynote speaker Pelé, who will be receiving an honorary degree and a permanent plaque at Shuart Stadium. “The Cultural Center has compared the size, and importance, of the conference to those of the Presidential Conferences,” said Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, who co-directed the event alongside Dr. Brenda Elsey, both professors from the history department at Hofstra. Pelé is arguably the greatest player the sport has ever…

Softball’s hot start continues

By Alex Pineda Staff Writer The Pride improved their record to 11-3 last weekend as they split four games in the Parents’ Weekend Tournament hosted by Florida Atlantic University. The Pride dropped a tough game to Michigan State Saturday after beating the Spartans 8-0 in their previous matchup. Michigan State shut out the Pride and scored a run in the third inning, which was enough for a victory. In the second game of the day, Army transfer Morgan Lashley overcame two early home runs and went the distance as Hofstra outlasted Virginia Tech in extra innings. After striking out three…

Men’s lacrosse wins third straight home game

By Kyle Kandetzki Staff Writer After a rough start to the 2014 season, a string of three victories have put the Pride over .500 and secured the team a spot among the top teams in the nation. Hofstra men’s lacrosse took on the Ohio State Buckeyes at James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday, coming away with a commanding 7-5 victory. The Pride had their best defensive showing yet, allowing the least goals of this year. Sam Llinares continued an impressive year with three scores. “We started off this season awfully rough,” said head coach Seth Tierney. “We could’ve chosen to…

Women’s basketball gears up for CAA tournament

By Lauren Del Valle Assistant News Editor Women’s basketball looks to advance in post-season play against Drexel in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship tournament this Friday in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The team finished the regular season 14-14 overall and 8-8 in the CAA. Drexel boasts a similar record with 14-15 in the regular season and 9-7 in the CAA. Drexel and Hofstra go into the tournament as fourth and fifth seeds, respectively. The Pride pulled out a two-point victory in the last 20 seconds of each of the two matchups against the Dragons this season. The two…