April 25, 2015

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    Administrative confusion delays Clothesline Project display

    By Lauren del Valle NEWS EDITOR Shirts bearing discussions of sexual assault were hung from lines on either side of the path leading from the unispan to Hofstra Hall on the academic side of campus. But at 7 a.m., when the shirts were to be hung by Plant Department employees, no one came.  The leaders of the It Ends With Us movement sat in the lobby of the unispan waiting for a Plant Department worker to arrive to fulfill the work order issued for the Clothesline Project event after a six-week approval process. Plant Department Senior Associate of Event Management…

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    Baseball loses heartbreaking series vs. Towson

    By P.J. Potter — STAFF WRITER Game One: Bonk drops fifth  Hofstra’s 16 hits were not enough to take down the Towson Tigers in the first game of three as the Pride lost, 13-8. Chris Weiss started his first career game on the hill, going three innings while surrendering his first earned runs – four total – this season. He scattered seven hits and struck out one. The Pride scored in the first inning off of a two-run single from David Leiderman, who finished the game going 4-for-5, with four runs batted in. Freshman Mat Annunziata hit a solo home run…

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    Celebrate spring fashion with some crazy carnival inspiration

    Jasmine Spaulding Special to the Chronicle “Mardi Gras,” “Fastelavn,” “Kanaval,” “Junkanoo,” “Crop Over,” and “Bacchanal,” are terms from around the world for the annual festival commonly known as “Carnival.” Carnival is a public celebration – usually within a five-day span – where participants of all ages indulge in parades, band performances, circus-like events, great food, elaborate hand-made costumes, folk dance and, most of all, fun. The Carnival tradition has European roots dating back hundreds of years to the followers of Catholicism in Italy, who started the tradition of costume festivals before the first day of Lent. Because Catholics are not…

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    Twelfth presidential conference talks G.W. Bush

    By Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITOR In the weeks leading up to the 12th Presidential Conference, one of the most-talked about details of the George W. Bush Conference was the absence of the man himself. For three days last week, speakers from across the country converged on Hofstra’s campus to provide insight and discussion about the eight years of the Bush presidency. Guests included former members of Bush’s administration, as well as professors and authors offering expert perspectives. Topics ranged from examinations of Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” to the leadership of the First Lady, Laura Bush. Speakers’ views on the Bush presidency also…

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    Softball sweeps Towson with powerhouse offense in Sunday’s doubleheader

    By Mike Rudin and Jeffrey Werner – SPORTS EDITOR AND STAFF WRITER Hofstra softball warmed up for their doubleheader against the Towson Tigers last Sunday on March 29th and the Pride basked in back-to-back wins with a14-6 victory in game one and a 6-4 win in game two at their home field on a beautiful, sunny day. “It’s really tough to do to beat a team three times in a row,” said head coach Larissa Anderson. “It was a great outing, we hit the ball really well. Our pitchers competed…It was nice seeing Taylor shut them down.” Talyor Pirone picked…


Specialty reporting remains a niche journalism career

Apr 23, 2015

By Nico Machlitt STAFF WRITER Reporters discussed their careers as specialty reporters in a journalistic time where few beat reporters remain. Jane Primerano moderated the “Specialty Reporting” panel at the Region 1 Society of Professional Journalists Conference at Hofstra University with panelists Keith Herbert and David Levitt. “I was covering the US Olympic dressage trials and because Mitt Romney was running for President, and because his wife’s horse was in the dressage trail everyone came to watch,” said Primerano. “When I was there a New York Times reporter came to talk to me and said “I am very jealous of…

SPJ Conference details journalistic responsibility

Apr 23, 2015

By Amanda Valentovic STAFF WRITER The Society of Professional Journalists held its annual Region One Conference at Hofstra on April 17th and 18th, hosting journalists and students from all over the northeast to attend panels and speeches on different topics, including data journalism and freelancing, in the journalism world. The conference had about 150 attendants and was sponsored by the Press Club of Long Island. Hofstra alum Lance Ulanoff was the keynote speaker. At the art criticism panel titled, “Criticism in the Age of Social Media,” Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman described his job as evaluating movies, not influencing the public….

Guarino and Gallagher run for SGA office

Apr 23, 2015

By Marisa Russell STAFF WRITER For the first time since 2011 the Student Government Association is holding elections with a competing ticket. On Monday April 14, Alyson Guarino and Damian Gallagher announced their campaign for president and vice president of SGA, respectively. Guarino and Gallagher hosted a press conference on Wednesday April 16 to discuss with students the ideas they would implement while in office. “The G&G Campaign is the campaign to inform and educate students about what Alyson Guarino and Damian Gallagher stand for,” said Guarino. She said the process has been exciting for her, explained that she is…


Bottom of the order carries Pride over LIU-Brooklyn

By PJ Potter – STAFF WRITER The Pride sailed past LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday, 10-5, in a shortened game due to a one hour lightning delay. The game had to be called after seven and a half innings played since it was too dark out for any further action (University Field does not have lights). Hofstra’s 6-9 hitters were the major factors of the game. They combined for seven of the eight runs batted in and eight of the team’s 12 hits. Brian MacDonald picked up two hits and is now on a six game hitting streak, going 13-for-25 over…

Women’s lacrosse fails at stopping Stony Brook at Shuart Stadium

By Mike Rudin – Sports Editor Hofstra women’s lacrosse team suited up against the No. 6 Stony Brook Seawolves last Tuesday in a home-field matchup at James M. Shuart Stadium and the Pride endured a rough 12-8 loss to Stony Brook. “It’s a tough loss to swallow. But Stony brook’s a tremendous team, they’re No. 6 in the country right now,” said head coach Shannon Smith. “We struggled defensively, they were strolling the ball a lot in the second half. We struggled a little bit defensively in the second half, we left a lot of goals we usually didn’t.” The Pride…

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We have no physical issue this week, but with a ton of Pride sports, we have all of the coverage right here! Take a look at the past week for Hofstra Athletics: Men’s Lacrosse 4/18 @ Towson – Men’s lacrosse keeps CAA title hopes alive with upset win over #12 Towson   Women’s Lacrosse 4/17 @ Elon – Women’s lacrosse wins fifth straight in come-from-behind fashion v. Elon 4/21 vs. Stony Brook – Women’s lacrosse fails at stopping Stony Brook at Shuart Stadium Softball 4/15 vs. LIU-Brooklyn – Softball uses mercy rule to demolish LIU Brooklyn back on home field 4/16 vs. Stony Brook…

Bailey hits walk-off home run in comeback vs. Syracuse

By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR Faced with a potential loss against ACC-worst Syracuse, Caryn Bailey brought Hofstra back from the brink, and then some. Hofstra softball defeated the Syracuse Orange (17-26, 1-13 ACC) in eight innings on Tuesday at the newly renamed Bill Edwards Stadium. Hofstra trailed 4-1 going into the final inning, but Larissa Anderson’s team tied things up to go to extras, where Bailey hit a walk-off two-run home run to give the Pride the win. “Syracuse had pitchers faster than we have seen, and we were behind a bit on bat speed early,” said head coach Anderson….