December 22, 2014

  • Students concerned with on-campus sexual harassment

    By Elizabeth Merino ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR According to a 2013 Stop Street Harassment nationwide survey, “65 percent of all women had experienced street harassment. Among all women, 23 percent had been sexually touched, 20 percent had been followed and nine percent had been forced to do something sexual.” Stop Street Harassment is defined on their website as “a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide through public education and community mobilization.” “Hofstra does a decent job with making some sort of attempt, however feeble, to help so that women don’t experience so much explicit harassment of…

  • 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….

News

Students concerned with on-campus sexual harassment

Dec 2, 2014

By Elizabeth Merino ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR According to a 2013 Stop Street Harassment nationwide survey, “65 percent of all women had experienced street harassment. Among all women, 23 percent had been sexually touched, 20 percent had been followed and nine percent had been forced to do something sexual.” Stop Street Harassment is defined on their website as “a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide through public education and community mobilization.” “Hofstra does a decent job with making some sort of attempt, however feeble, to help so that women don’t experience so much explicit harassment of…

Public Safety Briefs, 12-2-2014

Dec 2, 2014

Compiled by Ehlayna Napolitano On Nov. 15, PS received a report that the odor of marijuana was emanating from a room on the second floor of Nassau Hall. PS responded and when the student opened the door, there was a water bong in plain view. The bong was confiscated and a summons was issued to the student. A student stated on Nov. 17 that they parked their car on Nov. 15 in the HofUSA lot. When they returned the student noticed a dent in the left bumper. Police assistance was declined. A PSO on patrol on Nov. 18 observed a…

Clubs receive less funding for spring

Dec 2, 2014

By Marisa Russell ASSISTANT COPY CHIEF In the wake of the recent Student Government Association (SGA) recent petition for an activity fee increase and last week’s approval of spring 2015 budgets for clubs, some students have questioned what SGA has the right to fund. According to Alyson Guarino, SGA comptroller, SGA received 111 fall 2014 budgets last spring, and that number rose to 125 spring 2015 budgets received this semester. With an increase in clubs, the amount of budgets that SGA is required to evaluate and allocate money to also increased. For spring 2015, organizations requested a total of $785,558.52,…

Sports

Women’s basketball cruises in Boston for fourth straight win

Mike Rudin – Sports Editor Hofstra women’s basketball won their fourth straight game by defeating the Boston College Eagles 75-61, improving them to 7-3. Four Pride players reached double-digits in points by the end of today’s game. “I’m just proud of this group,[and] proud of us executing and just playing such a serial game,” said head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey. “Everybody has the hard [final] exam stretch, these kids were really stressed out this week but I thought it was one of the best weeks of practices leading in.” Kelly Loftus had another superb outing, scoring 22 points to lead the…

Hofstra splits decisions in third annual Grapple at the Garden

Mike Rudin – Sports Editor Hofstra visited Madison Square Garden for the 3rd annual Grapple at the Garden tournament to compete against the University of Maryland Terrapins and the Bucknell University Bisons. Hofstra pulled a win out of thin air against Maryland 29-12, but once they moved into the second dual meet, Bucknell stole the show 25-15. Hofstra’s 1-1 split puts the Pride at 3-5 overall this season. “I don’t like losing ever,” said head coach Papadatos. “We train to win. We were good enough to win both dual meets but we didn’t. [But] I’m happy because we made progress.”…

Hofstra falters to Columbia in the final minutes

By Nick Mazzarella – Staff Writer Hofstra’s late second-half surge wasn’t enough on Saturday night, as the Pride fell to Columbia on the road, 82-77. Hofstra trailed by 10 with 4:34 left as they played its first game in 10 days. The Pride pulled within two, but Columbia didn’t allow it to get closer than that. “I thought the team that made the winning basketball plays down the stretch won the game,” said head coach Joe Mihalich. Columbia (6-3) was led by Maodo Lo, who tied a career high with 29 points (10-21, 7-15 3FG). He also had a game-high-tying…

THE SCOUTING REPORT: Pride returns from break to face Columbia in Manhattan

By Kyle Kandetzki – Assistant Sports Editor This is “The Scouting Report”, an online feature from The Hofstra Chronicle where we go in-depth on the Pride’s upcoming opponent. Stats and insight will be provided to help Hofstra fans know what to expect with each coming matchup. The Hofstra Pride men’s basketball team will come off a ten-day break for a trip to Manhattan to play the Columbia Lions. Hofstra will look to make five wins in a row against a team Coach Mihalich said he has been looking forward to as a ‘big matchup’ on their out-of-conference schedule. THE BASIC…