November 21, 2014

  • Lackmann announces immediate price decrease

    By Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITOR Prices were lowered on Hofstra’s campus today after student dissatisfaction resulted in an acceleration of a previously planned change, according to Lackmann officials. In an email sent out Monday morning, Lackmann Director of Dining Services Dennis Lestrange formally announced a blanket five percent decrease in prices campus-wide, effective Tuesday. According to the email, plans for the decrease were scheduled for January, but after recent student feedback Lackmann expedited the implementation of lower prices in all 18 dining facilities across campus. Although there were initial questions about the feasibility of the plan’s implementation ahead of schedule,…

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    FORM Gallery: Princy Prasad’s ‘DRY BONES’ on display through Nov. 22

    Hofstra Chronicle: What year are you and what is your major? Princy Prasad: Senior, 2015, creative writing and literature and Photography. HC: What is the name of your gallery and when will it be shown through? PP: DRY BONES, Nov. 16 – Nov. 22. HC: What inspired you to do this gallery? What does it mean to you? PP: In History of Photography, I came upon Edward Steichen’s Backbones and Ribs of Sunflower. It reminded me of an oil pastel collage I made in high school, and suddenly, those dry bones came to life. However, what it means to me…

  • Lackmann discussions spurred by student opinions

    By Lauren del Valle and Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITORS Reported health violations on Hofstra’s campus from the past six years are greater than violations on area campuses. Since 2009, 297 health code violations, both critical and blue violations, were issued to Lackmann Culinary Services on campus. Having 13 locations that host eating establishments, Hofstra has more eateries on campus than many local campuses like Adelphi University and Long Island University CW Post. However, Lackmann Culinary Services operates on several other area campuses including Adelphi University and Molloy College, where violations are also significant. Lackmann services six locations on Adelphi’s campus….

  • Photo courtesy of Tsz Hin Tang.

    FORM Gallery: Tsz Hin Tang depicts the real effect of plastic bags

    By Elizabeth Merino ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR “First, I started this campaign because I want to ban plastic bags on campus. I do not understand why people could not live without plastic bags. They might make your life easier, but how about the Earth?” asked junior Tsz Hin Tang when describing his FORM Gallery #PRIDEnotPLASTIC. Tang, president of Students for a Greener Hofstra, thought of the project under the guidance and inspiration of his club advisor, Neil Donahue and his experience as an international student in America. “I was surprised by the large amount of plastic bags consumed by Americans….

  • Julie Rafatpanah sent this photo of mold on a croissant bought at the Starbucks kiosk in the Student Center to the Department of Health in August. Photo Courtesy of Julie Rafatpanah

    Health violations cast student doubt on Lackmann

    By Lauren del Valle and Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITORS She took her crepe to-go, planning to eat it in her dorm room. When she got there, however, she discovered the blueberries inside were “shriveled and rotten.” Frustrated by past gainless confrontations with on-campus Lackmann staff, Julie Rafatpanah contacted the Nassau County Department of Health. That was last spring. Her complaint was filed and investigated. Health regulations were fulfilled, but her concerns did not wane, and when she returned as a Welcome Week leader at the end of this August, Rafatpanah found herself calling the Department of Health again. On Aug….


Public Safety Briefs, 11-18-2014

Nov 21, 2014

Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano A PSO outside the HofUSA party on Nov. 7 discovered three students smoking marijuana in a car. All three students were issued summonses. The night shuttle was driving on California Ave. around 4:00 a.m. on Nov. 7 when it was struck by a Hempstead Police Department vehicle and the car it was chasing. The bus sustained minor damage and there were no injuries. A fire alarm was activated in Memorial Hall on Nov. 7 as a result of smoke on the grill. A work order was prepared in order to repair the smoke head. A student…

Panel focuses on ethics of unpaid internships

Nov 21, 2014

By Danny Nikander SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) discussed the ethics behind unpaid internships during a Coffeehouse Conversation at the New Academic Building on Nov. 12. According to junior and history/economics major, Francesca Scaraggi, the history of unpaid internships dates back to 1947 when the U.S. Supreme Court held a case dealing with railroad workers who were trained without any type of compensation. This case set the terms for what an acceptable, unpaid internship is. Despite this, many students still disagree with how internships are handled today. “Everyone is hunting for internships,” said Mishaina Joseph,…

CCE, GUAAC team up to connect with Uniondale

Nov 21, 2014

By Elyse Carmosino STAFF WRITER Hofstra students battled the cold, bright and early to plant tulips as part of the University’s annual Shake-a-Rake program this past Saturday, Nov. 15. The program began five years ago as a way for students to give back to the community surrounding the school. Each year the turnout has been larger and larger as students increasingly show their desire to be involved in the effort to keep Uniondale safe, clean and well kept. Student members of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), teamed up with community members from the Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition (GUAAC)…


MBB Bern

Men’s basketball starts season with a bang, get cooled down at NC State

By Kyle Kandetzki – ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Though fans and writers have said that the Pride is supposed to be a contender this year, talk means nothing. When the entirely new product hit the floor Friday night, they proved that they could back up all of the expectations. The Hofstra men’s basketball team opened the 2014-15 campaign against the Atlantic Sun Conference’s Jacksonville University Dolphins. It was anything but a close affair at the Mack Sports Complex, as the Pride jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, winning 94-61. “It seemed like 18 months, or 18 years for…

WBB Durant

Women’s basketball suffers OT loss in season opener

By Mike Rudin – Sports Editor Disappointment spread like wildfire through the Mack Sports Complex after the Hofstra women’s basketball team lost 71-66 in overtime in the Pride’s season opener against the Central Connecticut Blue Devils. “Major disappointment not to protect your home tonight in the home opener,” said head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey. “We should’ve taken care of business on our home floor tonight.” Elo Edeferioka had a career night for the Pride, shooting 22 points in the start of the 2014 season. Despite her performance, Edeferioka was disappointed about the loss, “I don’t feel good at all. We should’ve…


Volleyball takes two of three, but forced to compete away

By RJ Cherpak, Kevin Carroll and Marco Meglio – SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE AND STAFF WRITERS Hofstra volleyball utilized a team effort to beat James Madison University in three consecutive sets Thursday night at the Mack Physical Education Center. The set scores were 25-12, 25-22 and 25-17. The Pride got redemption following the loss to James Madison back on Oct. 18 in Virginia after they lost in three sets. On the following Friday night, the Pride dropped a five-set classic to the visiting College of Charleston Cougars at the Mack Physical Education Center. With the win, the Cougars clinched the top…


Pride Profile: Graduate and guard Dion Nesmith

By Nick Mazzerella – STAFF WRITER From high school to Hofstra, Dion Nesmith’s path has been anything but direct. Nesmith, a graduate guard from Union, N.J., played basketball and football at Union High School. Coming out of high school, he chose to play football, not basketball, in college. “Football starts in the summer, and you play throughout the fall all the way to the winter,” said Nesmith. Due to football’s time demands, Nesmith wasn’t able to gain as much basketball exposure as others. “A lot of guys play [Amateur Athletic Union] basketball,” he said. “A lot of coaches didn’t get to…