September 1, 2015

  • School of Ed receives grant worth over $1 million

    By Michael Ortiz ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR After receiving an honorary doctorate from Hofstra at the 2015 commencement ceremony on May 17, Representative Kathleen Rice announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded an estimated $1.25 million grant to Hofstra University’s Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Professionals Program, according to a university press release. The grant, which will be allocated over five years, is for the School of Education to prepare highly qualified teachers to support young children with disabilities and their families.  The grant’s first installment will total $250,000 and will be allocated in the upcoming fall semester. “This federal funding…

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 Taylor Pirone earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the CAA Tournament.

    Pride softball wins 11th CAA Championship vs. #1 James Madison

    By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR Don’t tell the Hofstra Pride how unbeatable Megan Good and the James Madison Dukes were all season: they just beat them twice in two days to capture another title. Hofstra softball had two opportunities to win a CAA Championship Friday thanks to the double elimination tournament format. After falling to the Dukes 4-3 in the first game, Hofstra hoisted the CAA trophy for the 11th time with a 2-1 victory in “game 7”. Taylor Pirone earned Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors for her 4.2 innings of one-run ball in the Championship game. “I am…

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    Student Spotlight: Following Ume Ni’s transition

    Mia Xiang Speical to the Chronicle “I change my hair every week,” said Ume Ni. “I just have so much fun with my makeup and hair; it’s such a creative outlet for me.” Ni caught people’s eye with her purple hair and natural and pretty makeup look.  Ni, who grew up in Georgia, is a 19-year-old first-year business major at Hofstra University. She is transitioning from a boy to a girl. Initially, she spent a long time thinking of names, because she can’t go by her birth name anymore. “It doesn’t suit me in any way,” said Ni. “My…

  • Second-year Hofstra student Olivia McClellan passed away on Sunday April 19. The photo was used at the request of the McClellan family.  

Photo courtesy of McClellan’s Gofundme page

    Hofstra community mourns loss of Olivia McClellan

    By Lauren del Valle and Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITORS On Sunday, April 19, sophomore Olivia McClellan passed away in Enterprise Hall. The cause of her death remains undisclosed. However, her memory has elicited an outpouring of condolences and aid to her family in an effort to cope with the tragedy as a community. Friends and those that knew her described her as passionate and reserved. However, as one of her professors said, she had a strong sense of justice and admirable strength. “You didn’t really know her that well but she was part of [the] community… how much somebody matters……

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    Women’s lacrosse drops overtime heartbreaker, exits CAA tournament

    By Kevin Carroll – ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR An impressive and historic season for the Hofstra women’s lacrosse team came to a premature end on Friday. The top-seeded Pride was defeated in the CAA Tournament semifinals by #4 Towson 7-3 in an overtime thriller at Tubby Raymond Field, on the campus of the University of Delaware. “It’s disappointing…it’s hard to swallow right now,” said head coach Shannon Smith after the heartbreaking overtime loss. “We weren’t scoring goals.” Defense and stellar goalkeeping were the themes of the contest, as both teams struggled to gain separation on the scoreboard. It wasn’t until just…

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School of Ed receives grant worth over $1 million

Jun 5, 2015

By Michael Ortiz ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR After receiving an honorary doctorate from Hofstra at the 2015 commencement ceremony on May 17, Representative Kathleen Rice announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded an estimated $1.25 million grant to Hofstra University’s Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Professionals Program, according to a university press release. The grant, which will be allocated over five years, is for the School of Education to prepare highly qualified teachers to support young children with disabilities and their families.  The grant’s first installment will total $250,000 and will be allocated in the upcoming fall semester. “This federal funding…

Public Safety Briefs 4-28-2015

Apr 28, 2015

Compiled by Victoria Espinoza An RA in the Netherlands reported to PS on April 20 that he smelled the odor of marijuana during his rounds. PS responded to the room, entered and found three students, a bong and a hamster. All students were given summonses. PS received an anonymous complaint of an odor of marijuana coming from a building in C-Square on April 22. PS responded to the room, entered and discovered a strong smell of marijuana. They found rolling papers, one student and two guests. The guests were banned from campus and the student was given a summons. While…

Hofstra celebrates Earth Day with outdoor festival

Apr 28, 2015

By Nico Machlitt STAFF WRITER Students filled Calkins Quad last Wednesday, listening to live music and eating vegan food as a part of annual Earth Day celebrations. Fifteen clubs and community partners orchestrated the event to educate the student body on Earth Day themes like Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and local green initiatives. Earth Day is a global event that is used to educate people about the importance of keeping the earth clean and safe. Sophomore public relations major Jordan Heiden attended the event for a second year to keep learning about how she can help keep the earth clean….

Sports

Field Hockey onslaughts Colgate in offensive barrage for second straight win

By Kevin Carroll – ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Simca and Stella Schoen used a little bit of sister magic on Sunday, scoring three goals as part of another dominant showing from the Hofstra field hockey team. The Pride routed Colgate University on Sunday at the Hofstra field hockey stadium by a lopsided 7-1 score. “Well anytime you score that number of goals you can’t anything but elated and happy. So right now, I have a big smile on our execution and not getting complacent,” said head coach Kathy DeAngelis. “Simca [Schoen] had great attack today and I think our front line…

Marin-Samper leads offensive charge, Pride takes down Vermont in season opener

By Kevin Carroll – ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR It was a stellar start to the 2015 season for the Hofstra field hockey team on Friday, opening up play with a convincing 4-2 victory over the University of Vermont at the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium. “It’s exciting, certainly, to win our first match and we were well prepared,” said head coach Kathy DeAngelis. “I knew [when] finishing up pre-season that we were ready for today. I thought that we showed all the hard work from pre-season and the off-season last year.” All-CAA preseason selection Claudia Marin-Samper came out firing for the Pride,…

Pray with stellar save, Pride brings down No. 15 Syracuse in dramatic fashion

By Jean-Pierre Guzhnay – STAFF WRITER The Pride started 2015 out with a bang by toppling No. 15 Syracuse in a dramatic 2-1 victory during the season opener at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium on Friday night. “It’s a big upset, we knew we could played with them in our minds,” said head coach Richard Nuttal. “I think that we had a very poor first half, where you give too much respect [and] sat back too much, the backline was much too deep. So we decide to press a lot more in the second half and it put them on the…

FALL SPORTS OUTLOOK: Field Hockey non-conference preview (part 2 or 2)

By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR In part two of our field hockey out-of-conference preview, Hofstra faces a selection of familiar teams from their 2014 schedule, most of which they succeeded against. How will changes to both rosters effect their winning chances? 9/18 – vs. UMass-Lowell (6-13, America East) The Pride completes a four game, eleven day stay at home with another not-so scary opponent in UMass-Lowell. The Riverhawks were another opponent that Hofstra handled last year, 3-1, but unlike many of last year’s games, it wasn’t Jonel Boileau tearing apart the opposing defense. Claudia Marin Samper outscored UMass single-handedly…