September 16, 2014

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    Club Spotlight: Jive to the beat of Hofstra’s ballroom club

    By Amanda Valentovic Staff Writer While “Dancing with the Stars” is kicking off its 19th season, ballroom dance will be tangoing to Hofstra. On Mondays and Thursdays starting this semester, students are welcome to join the new ballroom dance club where they will be able to learn how to waltz, foxtrot, jive and cha-cha. They will also have a chance to compete against other schools on the east coast. “I wanted to try something new, so I took the class and then I wanted to develop my skills more,” said President Ria Dela Rosa. The sophomore linguistics major took a…


    Rosenberg Gallery: Stan Wan “Fashion and Portraits – Europe” (1980-1990)

    By Nandee Mignon SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE This past Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Rosenberg Gallery was transformed into a place of spectacle­— a thriving, creative thought process of black and white photography. “Fashion and Portraits – Europe” (1980-1990), by Stan Wan, opened at the gallery, showcasing over 10 of his personal and industry work photos. From fire breathers, to a woman contemplating while smoking a cigarette, there were numerous photographs displaying an array of ideas, people and events. Even at the slightest glance, you couldn’t help but to be sucked into the story behind the photo. There were many people…

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    Bowery Ballroom: Back to the basics of a place in-between DIY house shows and Madison Square Garden

    By James Sweeney SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE You don’t have to be a frequent concertgoer to understand that feeling. It really only takes but a single moment–albeit one which can feel both indiscernibly long and jarringly brief–to inhale the shared energy of the room around you and make it your own. This synergism is in itself a kind of electric current, which surges initially from the amplifiers and speakers into the anxious front-row bodies and backwards through the flanking crowd, and then upward into the second-level balcony until finally, flushing through the cracked walls into the venue lobby, the universality…

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    Telluride Film Festival, one Hofstra student’s experience at the 41st annual film symposium

    By Muhammad Muzammal COLUMNIST The 41st annual Telluride Film Festival was held on Thursday, Aug. 28th. Besides the stars and film geniuses gathered in the Werner Herzog Theatre, 54 college students from all over the world were also assembled to experience film in a transcendent way. Of these 54 students, three came from Hofstra University: recent graduate Dylan DeMarko, senior Desmond Thomas and myself. The three-student count was tied with University of California, Berkeley, University of Wisconsin, Madison and University of Colorado, Denver for the most representatives from any college. So perhaps it was fitting that this year, Telluride decided…

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    Dance your way into a new kind of fashion

    By Brianna Ciniglio Special to the Chronicle Ballerina buns, harem pants, tutus and leg warmers: dancers have worn these fashion trends, which are seen all over the world today, for ages. Although these types of clothing are sold in retail stores for style purposes, dancers wear these looks for their accessibility when dancing at the studio or performing on stage. Hofstra dance majors, Amber Bennett, Nora Steinkamp and Sierra Sharratt, shared that some clothing, such as leggings, leotards and tights, are specifically for their dance classes and not day-to-day apparel. “It’s a little weird,” said Bennett, when asked what she…


Public Safety Briefs 9-16-2014

Sep 16, 2014

Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano A female student reported on Sept. 8 that another resident male student was harassing her. The male student was issued a summons for verbal and physical threats made to her. On Sept. 9 a student reported to Public Safety that between 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 4 and 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, her vehicle was broken into. A pair of Air Jordan sneakers, valued at $400, were missing from the back seat. Police assistance was declined. A soccer player reported that she and a teammate were stretching on the intramural fields on Sept. 9 when an…

Club meet and greet signals “new SGA”

Sep 16, 2014

By Shannon Nia Alomar STAFF WRITER Last Tuesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted their annual meet-and-greet with representatives of the numerous clubs on Hofstra’s campus. The meeting usually calls for all of the present-bodied students to sit in the Student Center Theater while the SGA cabinet members explain a variety of how-tos, rules, contact information and other essential knowledge. However, this semester the new council of SGA decided to implement some changes. After the students settled into their seats, the cabinet introduced themselves and SGA President Mark Atkinson began to communicate the three major focuses of SGA as a…

Students’ green initiatives grow on campus

Sep 16, 2014

By Nico Machlitt STAFF WRITER Over the past few years, Hofstra has sought to make its campus environmentally friendly and still has future projects planned. Around campus, the environmentally friendly fixtures such as hydration stations, solar panels and recycling bins often become so routine for students that they often forget the planning that went into those projects. For years, the University has been working to make the campus greener. In the early ‘80s, the school initiated green conservation projects, one being water conservation. In 1990 they started a generation plant. Teresa Greis is Hofstra’s campus sustainability officer, and works on…


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Men’s soccer looks to return to winning ways

by Chris Buckley – Staff Writer In 2013, the Hofstra Pride men’s soccer team was defined by its youth combined with veteran leadership from two of the best players to ever wear the Pride uniform. With the departure of Hofstra’s all-time leader in assists, Chris Griebsch, and former captain, Tyler Botte, due to graduation. The upcoming season leaves head coach Richard Nuttall with a tough test in his 26th year at the helm of the Pride. All of the necessary tools are in place for the Pride to improve upon their 8-7-3 record from 2013. Carrying a roster dominated by…

Men’s tennis displaying potential in 2014

By Sean Williams – SPORTS EDITOR The Hofstra men’s tennis team showed promise on the courts this week. Freshman Niko Vulinovich and sophomore Ricky Hendler won the Flight B doubles championship at the Stony Brook Invitational, beating the New Jersey Institute of Technology by an easy 8-2 in the semifinals before going on to stop Quinnipiac University with a score of 8-3 for the championship. Ari Richman won the A singles consolation bracket by sweeping Qunnipiac’s Ben Foran in the semifinals then taking an 8-4 victory over Quinnipiac’s Eric Ambrosio. The Pride men do not play again until Sept. 19,…

Women’s soccer kicks off fall season at 3-2

By Sean Williams – Sports Editor The women’s soccer team has hit a tale of two opponents in its five-game opening string of games. Hofstra, despite its lofty preseason place at the top of the CAA, has struggled with elite opponents while stomping weaker competitors. Head coach Simon Riddiough’s strategy is to schedule difficult non-conference games in order to prepare for the rigorous tests of a treacherous conference schedule, something evident in the aftermath of the Pride’s games thus far. The Pride opened the year on Aug. 22 on the road against the University of Connecticut, a team that is…

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Mansur takes the volleyball helm

By Nick Mazzarella – Staff Writer When former Hofstra volleyball head coach Kristina Hernandez resigned from the position in March, athletic director Jeff Hathaway began a national search for the program’s next head coach. However, the winning candidate wasn’t very far away.  In fact, Hathaway didn’t even have to leave campus to find her.  The answer was Emily Mansur. Mansur joined Hofstra’s staff in 2013 as an assistant coach, and upon Hernandez’s resignation, Mansur was named the interim head coach while Hathaway explored his options.  However, about two months later, the interim tag was removed and Mansur was named Hofstra’s…