May 4, 2016

  • Letters from the Pacific: Anchored on Long Island

    By Kaeli Van Cott STAFF WRITER After going to a new city each week, avoiding tap water for months, trying to study while planning my next adventure using only Wikitravel and living on a ship in the middle of the ocean, my semester around the world with Semester at Sea ended on April 16 as I got off the ship in Southampton, London. Even though the day was filled with teary-eyed goodbyes, I felt a very real sense of freedom and relief as I dragged my huge duffel bags and saw my dad for the first time since January. I…

  • TKE suspended through spring 2017 semester

    By Michael Ortiz News Editor Mere hours after being cleared of hazing charges, the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) found out they were suspended again. TKE has been suspended through the 2017 spring semester for violating the terms of the temporary suspension that were in place as the University investigated the organization for the hazing allegations. According to Andrew Garcia, the president of TKE, the organization was found “responsible” by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) for hosting two unsanctioned events. This violated the suspension active at the time the Department of Public Safety was investigating the allegations….

  • Student concerns heat up annual Town Hall

    By Katie Krahulik Staff Writer At times there was tension as students took advantage of the opportunity to express their utmost campus concerns on Wednesday, April 13 at the annual town hall meeting. The concerns voiced to a panel of Hofstra’s highest administrators in the Plaza Rooms of the Student Center varied, as students passionately addressed issues involving campus dining, prayer space, scholarships, resident facilities and on-campus parking, to name a few. Members of the panel included President Stuart Rabinowitz, Provost Gail Simmons and Dean of Students Sofia Pertuz. They were joined by Vice President of Student Affairs W. Houston…

  • Take Back the Night event fosters survivor solidarity

    By Courtney Joyner Staff Writer Emotion and empowerment filled Monroe Lecture hall on Friday, April 15, as students met to stand against sexual abuse as participants in the event, Take Back the Night, sponsored by Campus Feminist Collective, Collegiate Women of Color and Student Advocates for Safe Sex. Student speaker and freshman journalism major, Maria Saldivar said, “Take Back the Night was an incredibly empowering experience. Listening to survivors and victims was inspiring and the march at the end showed how strong we all are and how we won’t let anyone take our rights away from us.” The night is…

  • Students hammer through spring break

    By Amanda Valentovic ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR Most students went home or away on vacation when classes weren’t in session for spring break; but two clubs on campus traded in their notebooks and pencils for hammers and nails. The Newman Club, Hofstra’s Catholic club, traveled to Martin County, Kentucky to help renovate homes, while Hofstra’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity brought their house building skills to New Orleans. “We worked on the home of a 90-year-old woman named Bitsy,” Melissa Cooke, the secretary of the Newman Club, said. “[The home] was around 100 years old and it was so old and…

News

Public Safety Briefs

Apr 26, 2016

Compiled by Gabriella Ciuffetelli On April 15 at 8 p.m., a Hofstra electrician notified PS that they discovered a smoke detector was covered with a plastic cup and duct tape in one of the rooms in Stuyvesant Hall while conducting a fire alarm inspection. The electrician corrected the situation and the student was issued a referral to the Office of Community Standards. On April 16 at 4 p.m., PS received an anonymous report that an individual was observed kicking out a window on the unispan. PS responded and conducted a search for the individual, which proved inconclusive. PS also notified the…

Senior Send-off: Mad, sad and full of hope

Apr 26, 2016

By Che Sullivan Copy Chief Let me take you back in time. It’s September 2013, around midnight. On this warm and fateful evening, my best friend, my confidant, my silly rabbit and future Managing Editor Ehlayna Napolitano asked if I could take photographs of a now-demolished residence hall for a Chronicle article about its demise. I reveled in taking photos of that moldy place I hated living in so thoroughly. I wish I could remember more and make this more romantic, but the point is I got to be on the cover my first time at-bat. A few issues later…

Soon-to-be grads learn basics of salary negotiation

Apr 26, 2016

By Fabiha Khalid Staff Writer As seniors get ready for life after graduation, the Career Center has been offering workshops to enhance skills needed in the real world. The latest “How to Adult” session featured a discussion on the basics of salary negotiation with the Director of Career Development and Assessment Lisa Tandan, Assistant Director Michele Roberts and Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement Denise DeGennaro. A slideshow presentation was set up for this discussion, however, only four students showed up. Tandan, Roberts and DeGennaro decided to use this as an opportunity for a more intimate conversation. They allowed…

Sports

Most Valuable Players of 2015-16

Volleyball Hannah Klemm By Kevin Carroll — SPORTS EDITOR The Hofstra volleyball team had a season that focused primarily on the emergence and development of some of the new young talent on the roster. Players like Leticia Valente, Nanishka Perez and Luisa Domingues have laid the groundwork for what is sure to be a successful future for the Pride volleyball program. All of these players were incredibly valuable in another solid season for the Pride. But it’s a veteran of the team that ultimately earned the distinction of most valuable player, and that veteran is junior setter Hannah Klemm. After…

Desure Buie has potential to be Pride’s next star

By Gio Annatelli — STAFF WRITER Freshmen always play a key role in how a team does throughout the season. They can bring life and rejuvenation to a struggling team or they can carry on the winning tradition. Hofstra Pride freshman Desure Buie will step into a very large role in the upcoming seasons and be a deciding factor in whether the men’s basketball team will sink or swim. A local kid from the Bronx, New York, Buie has big-city aspirations, hoping to make it to the National Basketball League one day. Buie finished his high school career as one…

Sabety awaits to compete for men’s basketball

By Gio Annatelli — STAFF WRITER “I was actually playing pickup [basketball] with a couple of the players here. I guess the coaches saw me. They knew about me because I was a local kid and they were recruiting me from Niagara.” Redshirt junior Hunter Sabety has always been under the watchful eye of head coach Joe Mihalich and his staff, originally being recruited by Mihalich while he was at Niagara. Sabety also chose to come play for the Pride because of the possibilities it can give him, as he hopes to play overseas after graduation and possibly play in…

Seniors from 2015 fall sports prepare for the future

Corinna Delgadillo By Kevin Carroll — SPORTS EDITOR With another season in the books for the Hofstra volleyball team, it’s time to say goodbye to a player who has been a staple of the back line for the last four seasons. Corrina Delgadillo, a libero from West Allis, Wisconsin, has been a constant presence in the Hofstra rotation since arriving in Hempstead in the fall of 2012. Growing up, Delgadillo was around volleyball from an early age. “My sister played volleyball in college, she played at a D-III school in Wisconsin. She would always be pounding balls at us in…