February 12, 2016

  • Hofstra to transition to secular calendar in fall

    By Danny Nikander Assistant News Editor A secular calendar will be implemented at the beginning of the 2016 fall semester as a university attempt to accommodate diversity amongst Hofstra students. A secular calendar essentially eliminates all religious holidays that students were previously given off from classes for. “Up until recently, we’ve always cancelled classes for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday and usually for the first two days for Passover. We even gave a day for traveling back to school after Easter Sunday,” Stuart Bass, a professor of accounting, taxation and legal studies in business, said. Bass is also the…

  • Hofstra campus snow cleanup falls short

    By Haiting Tan Special to the chronicle After one of the biggest blizzards ever recorded swept through the region, road cleanup was promptly underway. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Hofstra’s campus. Although on the first day of the semester classes were delayed for half a day to help with the cleanup process, it seems that the half-day made no impact at all. Instead of cars parked in parking spots, mountains of snow took over valuable space. If the snow was not in the lot, it was surrounding the cars, making it difficult for students and staff alike. Students…

  • Music Fest faces downsizing due to smaller budget

    By Michael Ortiz News Editor This year will mark the 10th anniversary of Hofstra’s student-run concert, Music Fest. However despite being allocated about one-fourth of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) budget, Hofstra Concerts and Entertainment Unlimited are struggling financially to make this year’s concert even better than the rest. Creating the largest student-run event at Hofstra costs a fortune. Hofstra Concerts and Entertainment Unlimited divide responsibilities and costs for the event. President of EU, Gabriella Munoz explained, “Hofstra Concerts deals solely with the artists, and the stage. EU does the rides, the food, all of the tables, all of the…

  • Prohibition on hoverboards put into effect

    By: Laurel O’Keefe Assistant News Editor A campus wide prohibition on hoverboards and their chargers was issued at the start of the spring semester in response to “concerns raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the NY State Fire Marshal,” according to a memo released by Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Sofia Pertuz. The memo, released on Jan. 24, restricts the use of “hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters, hands-free Segways, electric-powered skateboards and similar devices and their chargers” on Hofstra’s campus. “We kept seeing a lot of hoverboard accidents and all of these issues with hoverboards all…

  • Green collects over 1,000 career points with Hofstra, Pride falters in OT to JMU

    By Anders Jorstad – STAFF WRITER For the second time this season, the Hofstra Pride men’s basketball team went to battle against one of the top teams in the conference and went into overtime to decide the fate of the contest. For the second time, the Pride fell in that overtime period to the James Madison Dukes, falling on the road by a score of 98-95 on Sunday afternoon. Interestingly, this game didn’t follow the mold of a typical Pride loss. Hofstra shot tremendously well from three-point range, making 34 percent of its attempts from deep. Junior guard Brian Bernardi…

News

Hofstra to transition to secular calendar in fall

Feb 9, 2016

By Danny Nikander Assistant News Editor A secular calendar will be implemented at the beginning of the 2016 fall semester as a university attempt to accommodate diversity amongst Hofstra students. A secular calendar essentially eliminates all religious holidays that students were previously given off from classes for. “Up until recently, we’ve always cancelled classes for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday and usually for the first two days for Passover. We even gave a day for traveling back to school after Easter Sunday,” Stuart Bass, a professor of accounting, taxation and legal studies in business, said. Bass is also the…

Public Safety Briefs 2/9/16

Feb 9, 2016

Compiled by: Gabriella Ciufetelli On Jan. 28 at 3:25 p.m., PS received a report from a student that an unknown female was soliciting money in the Student Center for the Children’s Joy Foundation. PS responded and could not locate or identify the female. On Jan. 28, a student reported to PS that after retrieving her wallet and keys from the lost and found there was still an additional wallet missing. The student reported last having the wallet in the lounge in Breslin Hall. On Jan. 28, two Hofstra students reported an ongoing roommate dispute to PS. They were then referred…

Hofstra hosts high school Ethics Bowl

Feb 9, 2016

By Katie Krahulik Staff Writer Hofstra University hosted the Seventh Annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 6. Students from 16 different high schools in the Long Island region gathered in the Multipurpose Room at 7:30 a.m. to prepare for an analytically exhilarating day. Bethpage High School took first place and will continue on to represent Long Island in the fourth annual National High School Ethics Bowl next month at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The Ethics Bowl is not the same as debate club, according to one of the judges, Joseph A. Murphy. “I was…

Sports

Hofstra snaps two-game skid with win over William & Mary

By Elliot Rubin — STAFF WRITER The Hofstra men’s basketball team got back to its winning ways Thursday night, holding on for a 86-80 win on the road over William & Mary. After disappointing losses in the two most recent games, Hofstra needed a fast start against a conference rival in the Tribe. However, the Pride came out flat as it took over four minutes for Hofstra to score, which was emphasized by William & Mary starting the game on a 9 -0 run. To start off the game, the Pride shot 1-7 from the field, while the Tribe shot…

Men’s Lacrosse Preview: Hofstra looks to bounce back from disappointing season

By Gio Annatelli – STAFF WRITER “I can’t sugarcoat it, it stung us bad.” That is what Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse head coach Seth Tierney said about seeing the season end last year at Fairfield. Hofstra was one win away from making the conference tournament before suffering a heartbreaking 5-4 loss against the Stags. The Pride entered the season as the preseason favorite to win it all, but was unable to even make the tournament. The Pride is no longer that 5-9 team that failed to live up to expectations. A lot has changed since last year. The entire rope…

Women’s Lacrosse Preview: Pride turns to mix of young talent, veterans for success

By Kevin Carroll – SPORTS EDITOR The last time the Hofstra women’s lacrosse team was out on the field, it was in a losing effort, falling to Towson in the semifinal round of last year’s CAA Tournament. Now, minus one all-time Hofstra great in Brittain Altomare, but still teeming with young talent, the Pride is ready to get back to business. “Overall, I think the team is in a good spot,” said head coach Shannon Smith. “I don’t think we can dwell too much on the past. We could learn from it, and use it as motivation.” This season will be…

Softball Preview: Hofstra ready to make return trip to NCAA’s

By Mike Rudin – SPORTS EDITOR The Hofstra Pride softball team is coming off a 2015 season in which they upset the top-seeded James Madison Dukes to win the Colonial Athletic Association title and appeared in the NCAA tournament. Hofstra retains a majority of the last year’s team — besides three seniors that graduated — and the Pride was ranked second among teams in the CAA preseason polls with 49 points. JMU was ranked the top dog of the CAA with 56 points. Considering eight of the nine starting position players will return, the Pride offense and defense remains at…