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Observer The New SG A president "Where the World Comes to Mind"
Volume VI, Issue 6
"Where the World Comes to Mind"
March 1, 200 0
New SG A presiden t
By Tara Cowdrey
Sheri McCall, th e curren t
treasurer of the Student Government
Association, won the recent election
and will be the SGA president for
the next academic year.
A marketing major and advertising minor, McCall says she ha s
a lot of experience when it comes to
SGA. Her experiences in SGA in clude the roles of Freshman Representative, secretary an d treasurer.
"This is my third year in SGA, and I
knew that I wanted to continue and
move up higher," she said.
One of McCall's goals for
next year is to "hold some kind o f
SGA retreat on campus that would
include the House of Representatives." During this retreat one focu s
would be how to program events.
One thing McCall woul d
like to change about SGA is the recognition that members receive. " I
would like SGA member s t o feel
more appreciated for what they do
and thei r dedication," she said.
As a senio r nex t year ,
McCall thinks of her plans for after
graduation. Sh e currently works at
a salo n a s a nai l technicia n and
make-up artist. Sh e also does a lo t
of marketing for the salon as well as
for Mrs . Ne w Hampshir e of 1999.
She say s her experience in SGA will
help her in the future when it comes
to her career. "Bein g the president
will help me i n the future by learning
how t o delegate tasks and ge t things
done, but still having fun," sh e said.
For now , sh e plans to stay with the
Since March i s Women's
Month, McCall pointed out that even
though she isn't the first female president of SGA, sh e doe s think sh e
holds an important role for women.
"There has not been a female president for a long time, but I may be
the firstfemale commuter president,
and I do feel as if there is some breaking of the glass ceiling," she said. She
noted that next year's vice president
is also a female, Nicole Sirote.
As mentione d earlier ,
McCall is a commuter, living about
a half-hou r awa y fro m campus .
However, she does not think this will
be an issue when it comes to her
duties as president. Sh e said, "I live
in my car more than anywhere, and
I have many friends on campus who
will keep me updated." Also , as a
There's a new V P i n town
By Jaime Libby
Introducing... Dr. D ' An n
Campbell a s Ne w Hampshir e
College's newes t vic e president !
Campbell is the Vice President o f
Academic Affairs and is the first such
in nearly a dozen years.
Campbell comes to us originally from Colorado, where her family has well-establishe d roots. Bringing many credentials, she is a welcome addition to NHC. He r education was at the University of Colorado, th e Colorad o College, an d
The Universit y of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. Sh e ha s taught at Indiana University as well as West Point,
where she also completed physical
Dr. D'Ann Campbell is the
new Vice President of Academic Affairs. (Photo by
Tara Cowdrey)
Sheri McCall, the new SGA president, has had much experience in SGA. (Photo by Ben DeGennaro)
commuter president she shall try t o
be a voice for the commute r stu dents. "There ^ is n o reason wh y
commuter students can't be involved
in things on campus," she said.
As many SGA candidate s
realized, there was a low number of
voters fo r this election. Change s
McCall would like to make regarding this issue include "possibly having elections held over a couple of
days, and maybe having the validine
card be used to vote."
During elections there was
no candidat e fo r treasurer , ye t
McCall assures NHC students that
someone i s interested. Sh e say s
there is a lot of work that is involved,
including continuing the duties in the
McCall's overall comment
for NH C student s is "It's goin g to
be different."
As for Ben Sutch , the outgoing SGA president, McCall says
that "Ben di d a great job as president. The Hous e of Representatives
was started with his help, and it has
worked well to bring better communication between clubs."
training and learned the ropes, literally.
Campbell enjoys traveling;
she has been to nearly every continent and believe s that traveling and
experiencing other cultures are beneficial. Histor y is another great interest to Campbell - he r doctorat e
is in this field. A particular favorite
is military history. Trying new challenges is nothing new fo r Campbell;
in fact, it's what she likes to teach:
her personal interest lies in showing
adults ho w to maste r th e newes t
computers and technologies .
NHC is also a new challenge
for Campbel l and one that she relishes. Th e features o f NHC tha t
Campbell appreciates mos t are its
dedicated faculty, entrepreneuria l
spirit, good tradition, international
make-up and small size. Sh e thinks
the college is ready for what she has
to offer. Amon g the top goals she
aspires to is the hope of connecting
everyone through open channels of
communication. He r purpose involves the processing of visionary
ideas an d designating projects t o
complete the "big picture. " Sh e is
in th e developmen t busines s an d
knows ho w t o hel p other s think
"outside the box." Som e ideas in clude team-taught classes, making
more resources available , finding
new methods for teaching and developing a stron g A-Tea m comprised o f th e dean s o f the thre e
schools of NHC. Campbel l has the
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Welcome to the second issue of the Spring Semester. Spring? That seems a little odd when we have
snow still on me ground.
As many of the articles in this issue mention, March is Women's Month. Perhaps everyone might take
some time to reflect on those who have helped women get equal rights and also on those women who have simply
made an impact on our lives. Ou r mothers, for instance, those brave souls who brought us into this world and
dreaded sending us off to college.
The weekend-long CAPE event, Freeze Fest, was a big success in my eyes. I didn't attend all of the
events, but the ones I did I truly enjoyed. I had a caricature of myself made. I can't believe how talented those
artists were, able to create a picture in about ten minutes. Okay, so it didn't really look like me, but I saw many
"portraits" that captured their subjects.
The comedian was my favorite part of Freeze Fest. Robert Kelly was absolutely hilarious. As many
NHC students did, I enjoyed Freeze Fest and hope there will be a similar event next year.
In the sports world, March Madness is upon us. Goo d luck to the men's and women's basketball teams
as they contend for spots in the NECC and NCAA tournaments. Also good luck to the hockey team. I would
personally like tocongratulate them on their win against Tufts. The y were a good team, but NHC prevailed with
a 6-3 score.
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The Observer
The Huma n Right s Association is proud
to present Amnesty International t o NHC .
We welcome al l to attend a brief introduction &
pick up information .
When: Thursday, Marc h 23r d
Time: 12:15-1:00p m
Where: Cafe Function Room
he Human Rights Association is proudly sponsored by Dean Doucette
March is Women's Month!
By Jaime Libby
Mark your calendars, an d
show your support for women everywhere!
March 23 : Amnesty Interna tional presentation in the Func tion Room, 12:15 - 1 p.m .
March 24 or 30 (date and time to
be announced): Diva Den in th e
March 27: Donation ofHRA and
Amnesty information to the library
After Sprin g Break, campaigning in the cafe during lunchtime
Attention, NHC student s
.. .the month of March is a time of
celebration an d recognition for
women all over the globe, including
us - here on campus! Durin g this
month, the Human Rights Association, with the support of C A PE and
the Wellness Center, is working to
bring awareness and action-packed
events for women on campus .
Kicking off the festivitie s
will be an Amnesty Intemational presentation, sponsored by Dean Bo b
Doucette, offered i n the Function
Room of the cafe" on March 23 from
12:15 to 1 p.m. Huma n Rights is
making a trip to an Amnesty conference in Rhode Island to soak up
culture and a wealth of knowledg e
about women's rights, and we are
bringing it back to campus. Com e
find out what Amnesty is all about,
Washington Hall, but with about 200
beds as opposed t o the 250 beds
that Washington Hall has. A s wel l
as a new residence hall, an addition
to the athletic complex is planned fo r
about the sam e time. Thes e tw o
buildings will be the first to be built,
and soon following will be a 50,000
square ft. academic building and a
maintenance building.
Elections for the executive
board were hel d on February 10 .
Congratulations to the new president, Sher i McCall , an d Nicole
Sirote, vic e president , fo r 20002001. Ther e will be more upcoming elections. Interviews will be held
on March 1 for anyone interested i n
serving on SGA fo r th e current se mester to fill open positions. Con tact Chad Pimental i f interested .
Elections for next year's positions
will happen o n March 2.
As previously mentioned, if
anyone is interested i n what is happening around the NH C campus ,
SGA meetings are held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. i n the Hospitality Conference Room. A l l are welcome.
campus in the following months.
Gustafson spoke at the Student Government meeting on Tuesday, February 15 , about the pro and what you ca n do to help women spective buildings that will hopefully
around the world; also pick up a rib- be completed by the spring of2001.
bon and show your support!
First, ther e ar e plans t o brea k
We wil l also be campaigning in the ground in later March, early April
cafe in March (after Spring Break for a new residence dorm similar to
ends), whe n informatio n ca n be
picked up concerning current issues
about women. Some topics include
female genital mutilation (FGM), famous women (in a timeline format)
and othe r importan t aspect s of
By Tiffany Lyon
women's rights . Stop by and chat
with us during lunch in the cafe.
C A P E ' s latest and greatest program was Winter WeekA l s o happenin g i n
which took place Februar y 1 1 - 1 2 . I t was a huge
March.. .in th e Las t Chapter Pu b
success with record numbers of people i n attendance for man y
there will be an exciting evening for
of th e events . Th e weekend's specia l features include d free
NHC wome n when the Pub will be
TGIF , the Winter Games, sleigh rides around campu s
turned into the Diva Den.. .th e event
and the hilariou s comedian Rober t Kelly . Th e Winter Games
is scheduled tentatively for March
was a new event this year an d involve d seven team s compet 24 or 30. Watc h for postings an d
ing fo r prizes an d money i n such games as Ultimate Frisbee,
ads announcing the exact time and
kickball and relay races. Pleas e se e som e of the accompany day, and come join u s for a great
ing picture s o f the events during Winter Weekend 2000, Freeze
throughout this issue .
One mor e item...Huma n
CAPE news
Rights will be donating Amnesty information as well as details pertaining to human rights in general to the
library on March 27. Thi s is a great
way t o find out what we're all about,
what we've done and the things we
have learned during this school year.
And last, anyone is welcome
to join us at our weekly meetings on
Mondays at 5 p.m. i n the small room
in back of the main eating area of
the cafe!
Next C A PE event:
Wednesday, March 1: Bing o in the Pu b @ 7 p.m.
What's new in Student
By Nicole Sirote
Did yo u kno w you ca n find
out about what is going to be happening on the NHC campus ? You
can find out by attendin g a Student
Government meeting. Yo u can also
These members of Phi Delta Beta enjoyed the festivities of Freeze Fest. (Photo provided by CAPE)
find out the latest campus information by paying President Richard
Gustafson a visit. I n his office are
the plans that are currently being
worked o n to improve the N H C
March 1 , 2000
The Observer
Campus Security
Compiled by Tara Cowdrey
New VP in town
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great responsibility of working with
the president, faculty, staff and students, taking the creative talents of
those involved and making them
come alive for the college. Sh e is
dedicated to the maintenance of and
increase in quality education for all
The reports printed here have been selected from the Depart-Do all of the expectations
ment of Public Safety's records. All individuals and locations
overwhelm Campbell? No t in the
have been made anonymous for obvious reasons.
least; she is looking forward to do2/22/00
On the above date, a PSO who was patrolling witnessed
people throwing snowballs. Th e PSO approached one of
the individuals and asked for his ED. Th e student refused
at first and then decided to show it. Th e student then said,
"There was nothing in the student handbook about throwing snowballs."
ing her job to the best of her ability
and contributing as much as possible
to NHC. Th e best part of the job
for Campbell is delving into the challenge and using the creative visions
others give her. Sh e is a troubleshooter, as well as a visionary. A l ready results can be seen in the recent improvement s i n S.A.S .
People have been helped with quickness and efficiency, and the A-Team
is a real possibility that seems to be
taking off. Campbel l wants to listen
well, support those around her and
get teams together to fulfill wha t
N H C stands for.
This talented new addition
to the NHC family also has a wonderful family of her own; Campbell
is married with fourteen-year-old
twins. Sh e is proud of her "pioneer
stock" heritage from Colorado, and
although she is many miles from her
home, she feels welcome and comfortable in New Hampshire. Dr.
D'Ann Campbell is an educated,
well-traveled, witty, motivated, communicative, down-to-earth, enthusiastic woman, and she has fallen in
love with New Hampshire College.
Find her on campus and fall in love
with a great person and terrific VP!
On the above date, two PSO's responded to a call regarding fireworks flying out of a window. Tw o students were
in the area and stated they didn't know anything. Thes e
people were guests of a student and had not been signed in.
One of the PSO's found two burned Roman Candles on a
fire road.
Tress distress is
On the above date, a student was driving bis vehicle around
campus, including fireroads, giving bumper rides and had
only off-road lights on. Maintenanc e was worried as the
student drove through B-Lot dragging students while Maintenance was plowing.
A bout with bad hair may
not wreck an entire day, but it
sure can ruin a few moments.
Marianne LaFrance , a
professor of psychology at Yale
University, is studying how unruly locks affect mental health.
The result s s o far ?
Women are not the only ones
bummed out by bad hair; men
are too. In fact, the study found
that me n prompted t o think
about thei r hai r problem s
showed the biggest drop in selfesteem.
The study , finance d by
the Procter & Gamble Company,
surveyed Yal e student s —
mostly sophomore s — in No vember and December. The 60
men and 60 women were separated int o fou r mixed-se x
groups. Member s of the first
group were told to think about
times the y ha d had problem s
with their hair; the second, about
bad hair-product packaging; and
the third, about times they were
not at their physical best. Members of the fourth group, the control, weren't supposed to think
about anything in particular.
All participant s wer e
On th e above date , a Papa Johns' drive r came t o the
gatehouse to report that a magnetic sig n had been taken
from the roof of his truck. Th e driver had parked the truck
and noticed students hanging out the window of a nearby
building. Th e driver stated that two guys in the window
were very interested that the truck got parked where it did.
The driver delivered the pizza and came back to find the
sign gone. Nothin g was missing from inside the truck .
The value of the sign is about $90.
On the above date, a detective fromthe Hooksett Police
Department reported that an NHC student was arrested for
shoplifting at Shaw's Supermarket. The student was caught
leaving with a shopping cart containing alcohol, among
other things. Th e student told the police that he had been
instructed to shoplift the items. Th e student further stated
that on two prior occasions he got as far as the frontdoor
and then lost his nerve.
On the above date, a resident called Public Safety to report ah incident that involved another student. Th e resident said that while he was in his residence, anothe r student barged |nto his place without knocking and yelled, "I
used to live here." Th e student then grabbed a chair and
threw it down the stairwell. Th e student then left. Th e
chair that was thrown struck the fire exit box in the stairwell breaking the plexiglass.
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asked to describe hair disasters
they had experienced, using such
terms as "wild," "bushy," "flyaway," and "frizzy." Then they
were asked a series of questions
through which LaFrance's research team could analyze their
current emotional states.
LaFrance ha s bee n
teased for her project, but the
seasoned researcher, wh o ha s
conducted numerous studies on
physical appearance and nonverbal communication, is quick to
defend her work.
"When I was studying
facial expressions severa l years
ago, peopl e woul d say , 'O h
please, that's not important,' and
now we know that they make a
huge difference in understanding
what's going on between parents
and kids," she says.
And LaFrance' s study
showed tha t men , too, can be
"discombobulated" by an un tamed mane.
"The stereotype is that
women are the only vain ones,"
she says.
But she's showing tha t
that notion soon may be as passe
as perms.
March 1 , 2000
The Observer
H o n o r s P r o g r a
C o l u m n
What defines excellence ?
By Rya n Eberman
What define s excellence ? O n Tuesday , Februar y 15 , stu dents, faculty and staff gathere d i n the Audi o Visua l Studio
to answer this question. A panel mediated by Honors Committee Chai r Dr . James Walter attempted t o discove r wha t
New Hampshir e Colleg e students an d facult y wer e doin g
to pursue excellenc e inside and outside th e classroom. Th e
discussion wa s divide d int o thre e aspects : definin g wha t
excellence is , analyzin g what i s bein g don e i n th e class room fro m students ' an d professors ' perspective s an d de fining excellenc e outsid e th e classroom .
Dr. Juliann e Cooper , Director of th e Honor s Program , led
the discussio n regarding the definitio n of excellence. Coo per emphasized the idea that excellence is not defined solely
by grades , but rather by reaching for one's highest potentia l
and striving for the best. Takin g the risk and allowing one's
self t o b e vulnerabl e t o failur e i s the ke y t o success .
Professors an d students alike were invited to assist i n building th e definitio n o f excellence . Dr . John Fleming , Pro fessor o f Englis h an d Communication , described hi s re cent experienc e regardin g th e virtua l classroom, wher e h e
invites teacher s t o shar e wha t work s insid e th e classroo m
to motivate an d teac h students .
The discussion identified what motivate s student s and professors a t N H C , wit h th e hel p o f bot h parties . Professo r
Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburge r stated, " I appreciate d th e ver y
specific an d thoughtful idea s tha t students expressed abou t
the teachin g method s tha t help the m learn. "
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Kristen Pierog , a student, and Associat e Professor o f Mar keting Pat Spirou shared thei r insights about wha t work s to
motivate students to become a part of the learnin g process.
Spirou especiall y enjoy s th e smal l class size s an d th e in teraction with her students. Sh e also thinks that "real world
experience" i s essentia l t o th e learnin g process . Piero g
enjoys th e nurturing environment provided at N H C an d th e
mixed learning styles she has become accustome d t o within
the classroom .
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Kimberly Monk , a n assistan t professo r withi n th e Hospi tality Division , emphasize s th e importanc e o f developing
creativity an d stimulatin g wor k outsid e th e classroom ,
whether i t is through th e co-o p experience o r through fiel d
trips. Professor s nee d t o allo w student s t o becom e inde pendent thinkers .
Dunfey-Freiburger think s tha t "th e effect s o f thi s discus sion ma y no t b e immediate . But . if you loo k withi n th e
classroom yo u ma y se e student s challengin g themselves ,
striving fo r thei r bes t o r yo u ma y se e professor s imple menting 'rea l worl d experiences ' int o their teachin g meth ods." Excellenc e in education surrounds u s at New Hampshire College . W e as student s must simpl y reach fo r it.
These students are seen enjoying the sleigh ride offered during Freeze Fest. (Photo provided by CAPE)
March 1, 2000
The Observer
The Huma n Rights Associa- CSC News
tion in March:
By Jessic a Brennan
We ar e celebrating
Due t o recent problems some commuter students have ex perienced with Public Safety Officer s when attemptin g t o
1-Women's Mont h
get on campus once the gates have been closed, members of
CSC Board have recently had a meeting with CSC Advi 2-Donating books and litera- the
sor Dr. Georg e Larkin, Vic e President for Student Affairs ,
concerning the Guest/Commute r Overnight Policy .
ture to the library
According to Larkin, "Al l non-residen t students , including
3-Co-sponsoring with
visitors and commute r students, who are plannin g on staying
overnight on campus must be properly registered wit h the
Wellness & CAPE
Office o f Public Safety b y the resident student with whom
non-resident students are staying. Al l othe r policies reWe are giving out white & the
garding guest registration will continu e a s presently state d
0 Student Handbook . Commuter student s
blue ribbons, information onindothnote 1999-200
have to be registered by resident students when they
to come to the campus to attend college events or use
FGM, presenting women of wish
college facilities suc h as the Library, The Computer Center,
et cetera as long as they ar e not planning on staying overthe century and much more. night."
Larkin's memorandum also included information on a newly
formed School/Clas s Cancellations Hotline for students to
call afte r 6 a.m. , rather than calling the Offic e o f Public
Safety. Th e phone number to call i s (603 ) 644-313 3 or on
campus, X 3133 .
A cop y of Larkin's memorandum has been sent to all commuter students along with the CSC officers' phon e numbers
for an y questions commuter s might have concerning these
or any other issues. CSC officers are Jessica Brennan, President; Cheryl Variava, Vice President; Cassie Novak, Secretary/Treasurer; and J.B . London , SGA Commute r Representative.
CSC i s sponsoring a Pool Party in the Athletic Complex on
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K a p p a Lambda' s 2n d Annua l M a r d i Gra s
By Amy Eastman
We would like to thank all those who cam e and supported
us throug h the technica l problems! I t wa s a huge success! W e woul d like t o exten d a n enormou s thank s t o
Bianca Hol m an d he r husban d Joh n fo r thei r hel p i n
rounding up prizes to give away. Than k you ! Som e of
our winner s were Joe Ursino , wh o wo n 1s t plac e in th e
bead contest, as wel l as Nicol e Mercado; bot h received
$50 gif t certificate s t o th e Mal l o f N H . Som e o f th e
other prizes were 25 person pool parties at JilHan's, piz zas from Domino's, Pizza Hut, Alley Cat and Papa John's,
NHC gear , $2 5 gif t certificate s t o SuperTan , Purtia n
Backroom Ice Cream , Shorty's gift certificates and lots
more! W e would also like to thank C A PE and Residence
Life for their contributions. W e thank everyone for their
support and look forward to the 3r d Annual Mard i Gras
next year.
"To reclaim our past and
insist that it become part of our
human history is the walk that lies
before us. For the future requires
that women, as well as men, shape
the world's destiny." -Judy Chicago,
feminist artist
Did yo u kno w Mar y
"Mother" Jones led a 125-mile march
of child workers from the Pennsylvania mill s al l the wa y t o Teddy
Roosevelt's home in Long Island,
New York, during the 1800's? This
woman wanted to bring the issue of
child labor to the attention of the president and media.
Did you also know that Jane
Addams was among the firstgeneration o f female colleg e graduates?
This woman won the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1931 for her dedication to
and interest i n international peace.
One of her most important accomplishments was the opening of "Hull
House" in a run-down Chicago area.
College Press Exchang e
This community center was designed
to help improve conditions for poor
Before lifting a few lines
immigrants. This act influenced and
inspired future persons to do the same. from a witty e-mail to enhance
Does the name Madam C.J. that term paper or speech you'r e
Walker ring a bell? She was the first working on, consider the controfemale, black millionaire in the United versy no w s w i r l i n g aroun d
States due to the beauty product line Hastings College president Rich she designed for African-American ard E. Hoover.
A student who attended a
females during the 1800's and early
tal k Hoove r gav e t o a
1900's. Sh e devised a special comb
and hair lotion and employed 3000 group of students, professors an d
people, mainly African-America n administrators o n campus though t
some of his words sounded famil women, in her factories.
"Remember our heritage is our iar. In his talk, Hoover listed four
elements important to life — fampower; we can know ourselves and
our capacities by seeing that otherily, friends, health and spirituality
women have been strong." -Jud y— and 1 2 don'ts in life suc h as ,
"Don't estimat e you r wort h by
Hastings College president regrets
lifting remarks from e-mail message
comparing yourself to others. "
through cyberspac e a s we share
Turns out those four ele- with each othe r interestin g top ments an d 1 2 caution s wer e a ics and poems; we do not look for
part o f a speec h writte n b y a an author when one is not given."
Bryan Dyson, a former executiv e
Students didn' t appea r
of th e Coca-Col a company, an d entirely satisfied with Hoover's
they have been posted on several explanation. The Collegian, th e
Web sites and forwarde d vi a e- campus newspaper , note d i n an
mail chains. When asked abou t editorial that plagiarism is knowthe content o f his speech, Hoover ingly usin g a writer' s materia l
said he , too , ha d rea d th e com - without attribution . "W e agree
ments in an e-mai l message h e with Hoover's definition and behad received from a friend.
lieve that by his own definition
Hoover, president o f the portions o f his speech wer e placollege fo r fiv e years , issue d a giarized."
public apology last week. In it, he
After considerin g th e
said the message helped him "or- matter during an executive sesganize m y thoughts. " H e als o sion, the college's faculty senate
added: "Ther e are many of these called Hoover's apology the "re thoughts, jokes , etc. , tha t pas s sponsible thing to do."
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These are some of the students who competed in the Winter Games during Freeze
Fest. (Photo provided by CAPE)
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For the best selection of used and readily
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By Ben DeGennaro
After writing this column for the past year and a half, I have
been asked to recap some of the best sites from my previous columns,
as well as a few of the best sites on the Internet. The best kind of stuff
on the Internet is free: free email, free websites, free music, free computers and freeInternet access. The list goes on and on. Many students
have email accounts, but if you are one of the few who doesn't have
free email yet, then I urge you to check out http://www.searchalot.com/
email.htm. This site gives links to 90% of all the sites that offer fre e
email on the Internet. Yahoo, Hotmail, YesMail and Netscape - just to
name a few - ar e providers of free email.
If you're a bit more daring with the Internet and would like to
create your own webpage or website, then be sure to check out the
plethora of free hosting services. Surf on over to HomePage (http://
www.homepage.com). Crosswinds (http://www.crosswinds.net) o r
Freeservers (http://www.freeservers.com).
If music is more your style, then start downloading mp3s. Grab
your favorite song off the Internet via Napster mttp://www.napster.com).
Napster is a small program that once downloaded and installed you
can search by artist or song title for your favorite tune. Be careful, your
hard drive may fill up quickly as you become addicted to Napster.
Other places to search for mp3s are ( http://www.mp3.com)
and (http://www.emusic.com). You might want to buy a CD Writer and
make your own CDs for your listening pleasure-just remember , don' t
sell custom-made CDs !
If you don't have a computer and would like one, there are a
few places to check out. The first is a revolutionary idea in offering
computer and Internet access. DirectWeb (http://www.directweb.com)
offers a n I BM computer . Internet access and 24/7 tech support fo r
$29.95/month. Not a bad deal.
If you're all set for a computer, and you have Internet access at
school but are cut off from the outside world at home, check out several free Internet providers. NetZero (http://www.netzero.net). Altavist a
(http://www.av.com). Fre e World ( http ://free world, exc ite. com).
Ifreedom ( http://www.ifreedom.com) an d Freedom I ( http://
www.freedomi.com) all offer free Internet access.
Version 1.0 of The Observer website has just been released
and is available for viewing at http://nhcobserver.freeservers.com. Th e
Observer website has previous issues of the paper, advertising rates
and information, personal staff homepages, office hours and much more.
I am always looking for suggestions for improvement ofThe Observer
website a s wel l a s m y persona l homepag e locate d a t ( http://
degennaro.freeservers.com). Fee l free t o email me at any time at
[email protected] or call me in The Observer office at X3149
Mysteries of the
incredible Internet
Written b y the Yearling s (freshmen in the 3-yea r program)
Edited b y Tim Heald an d Joe Aviz a Jr.
Editors' Note : This article will be serialized throughout the
The Internet obeys a set
of protocols , whic h are a spe cial se t o f rules tha t allow signals t o b e sen t back an d fort h
between tw o computers. With out protocols, Internet connections woul d no t exist . Th e
Internet uses TCP/IP protocols.
T C P (Transmissio n Contro l
Protocol) i s a set o f rules tha t
allows message s t o b e ex changed with other points on the
Internet. I P (Internet Protocol)
uses a set of rules at the Internet
address level. Usin g these sets
of rules , you r compute r navi gates th e dat a o n th e Interne t
more efficiently.
Web pages begin with a
Universal Resourc e Locato r
(URL), that begins with http://.
A n exampl e of a U RL i s http://
Hypertext Transfe r Protoco l
(HTTP) tell s th e compute r th e
procedure o f communicatin g
with th e serve r s o tha t i t ca n
download th e we b page. Mos t
web browser s assum e th e ad dresses that you look up begi n
with http://, so it is not necessar y
to type this acronym into the ad dress when you are looking for a
particular site.
FTP (file transfer protocol)
differs fromHTTP in that it does not
display a web page, but rather transmits filesto and fromyour computer.
FTP can be used to update a server
from home. It is part of the TCP/IP
Next issue: Tools of the Internet
March 1, 2000
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Editors' Note: Students' opinions are accepted to be published
on the opinion page, yet they do not necessarily reflect the views
of the editorial staff. If anyone would like to write about his/
her religious beliefs, that will also be accepted for publication
on this page.
Good News:
What is freedom?
Saint Jeanne D'Arc
By Jaye Friday
By Mark Williams
I stand in an open field,
the wind blowing around me. I
In honor of March as Women's History Month, I thought it would be appropriate to recount the life of my
feel th e cold strike at my face .
favorite female disciple, Joan of Arc (the French spelling is Jeanne D'Arc).
Opening m y arm s to welcome
the war m embrace o f a loved
Jeanne D'Arc was born in France in 1412. He r father was a farmer, and Jeanne was raised as a hardone. Looking toward the sky; enworking peasant girl. At age twelve she began to have visions and hear the voices of Saints Michael,
visioning wha t coul d be . A
Catherine and Margaret, telling her that she had been called by God to unite France under Charles the VII.
To achieve this, the voices told her, she must lead the French against the English and the Burgundians in the single star shoots off, falling . I
Hundred Years War. A t age sixteen, the saints told her to cut her hair, dress in men's clothing and go to ask myself, "Wha t is freedom?"
Freedom is a gift. FreeCaptain Robert de Baudricourt, who would take her to Charles the Dauphin, the rightful successor to the
power ; i t i s life . FreeFrench throne.
dom is a weapon; i t is a n ally.
After Jeanne met the Dauphin and proved to an inquest of theologians that she had received a divine mission What is freedom? I ask myself
that al l the time . A m I free? I
from God, Charles bestowed on her the rank of captain and put her in command of an army. O n May 8,
would like to think that I am. Yet
1429, after just ten days she took the city of Orleans, for which she earned the nickname the "Maid of
Orleans." France celebrates this victory every year on Liberation Day. In the following month, she captured freedom i s give n t o certai n
the English forts at Jargeau, Beaugency and Patay. Ten weeks after her triumph at Orleans, Charles VII was people. Wh y isn' t everyon e
crowned king at Reims Cathedral. Jeann e D'Arc stood in a place of honor at his side, and she and her
free? Is it some select club only
family were given the patent of nobility for Jeanne's bravery.
special peopl e ge t into ? I f w e
take awa y others ' freedo m d o
In 1430, Jeanne was captured by the Burgundian army at the battle of Compiegne and sold to the English we i n turn deserve to b e free ?
who wanted to execute her, and, they hoped, end the powerful threat she posed. The English, however,
We as Americans get to choose
were so afraid of the influence she had on the people of France, they turned her over to a French ecclesias- who gets to be free. Aren' t we
tical court to avoid responsibility for her sentence. Jeanne was tried for witchcraft, heresy and wearing
versatile? What is freedom ?
men's clothing. Her most serious crime, and the one that the clerics focused most intently on, was her claim
Americans and freedom,
that she heard voices from God who guided her and her actions. A partial transcript of the so-called 'Trial
they go together like peanut butof Condemnation" quotes Jeanne's reply to the question of subjugation to the church; "I will defer to God,
ter and jelly. White man finding
Whose Commandments I always do...In case the church should prescribe the contrary, I should not refer
freedom, enslavin g th e Blac k
(sic) to anyone in the world, but to God alone, Whose Commandments I always follow." The men interroman and killing the Re d man
gating Jeanne interpreted this claim to mean that she refused to accept the hierarchy of the church. On May
while stealin g thei r land. Does
30,1431, Jeanne D'Arc was burned at the stake for her "crimes."
this sound like freedom? Not to
me. Thi s i s wha t Americ a i s
Jeanne was a young woman who believed in her God and followed the directives He gave her with no
based on . Lan d o f th e free ?
thought of glory for herself, simply a will to complete the mission she was entrusted with. Though teased as
Sounds to me we should rethink
a girl for hearing voices, by following the instructions of our Lord God, she was largely responsible for the
that one. Maybe it has fine print
coronation of King Charles VII and eventually bringing the Hundred Years War to an end under one French
like every other good deal in this
king. The amazing fact is this success never went to her head, and she died in the belief and proclamation
country. Th e fine prin t would
that she had been a servant to Christ and done all that He had asked of her.
read somethin g lik e this :
"LAND O F THE FRE E only if
Twenty-five years after she was executed, a posthumous trial rescinded the verdict of Jeanne's guilt. In
you are white, rich and can crush
1909, the Catholic Church in France beatified Jeanne D'Arc in recognition of her service to God and
your enemy by any means neccountry, and in 1920 she was canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XV.
essary. Eve n i f tha t mean s enslaving
smal l children. " To
I regard Saint Jeanne D' Arc as an excellent example of living a life for Christ Although young and inexperienced—she die d at age nineteen—she followed unerringly and unquesnoningly the guidance she believed make ourselves free we have to
God had given her. Regardless of whether she was crazy or if He really did speak to her through visions, she make everyone an d everything
gave her life to her faith and accomplished great things in the name of the King of Heaven and for this she is else free. To enslave another is
deemed "the greatest national heroine of France." "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life to take our own freedoms away.
Why do we continue to be hypofor My sake will find it" (Matthew 10:39).
crites? America n businesses
moving overseas to make money
'Evans, Dean L. "Joa n of Arc." Joan of Arc Homepage. Online . 2 1 Feb. 2000.
by underpaying others. I think
Available at http://www.miUersv.edu/~eng^^
foreign peopl e shoul d ge t th e
"Joan of Arc Trial Transcripts: On Trial for Heresy and Witchcraft." Counsel
same right s a s American s if
Quest. Online . 2 0 Feb. 2000. Availabl e at
they wor k for a company like
Nike. I would think a civilization
"Saint Joan of Arc." Encyclopedia Britannica Micropaedia. Volum e V. 15*ed .
Encyclopedia Britannica, 1979.
(continued on page 11)
March 1 , 2000
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when sunburned college students
stepped of f th e beac h lon g
enough t o fil l ou t applications
and sit for brief interview s with
corporate recruiters .
Tourism officials learne d
this week that the career fair wil l
be, well, taking a break, at least
for thi s year.
M i k e Jilot y o f Jilot y
Communications, the Holly Hil l
advertising firm that built up the
career fair , brok e th e new s t o
members o f th e Halifa x Are a
Advertising Authorit y a t thei r
monthly meeting.
Jiloty said a company had
agreed in January to sponsor this
year's event , bu t organizer s
thought tha t was too late to adequately promot e it . The com pany, whic h aske d no t t o b e
identified, has shown interest in
sponsoring the even t nex t yea r
but won't be able to commit until completing its annual budget.
"Hopefully, i n Jun e o r
July they wil l be able to make a
commitment for next year," Jiloty
said before th e advertisin g authority meeting.
Throughout its five-year
history the career fai r ha d been
funded by the advertising authority, whic h oversees the spending
of hote l bed - tax money to market tourism in the area. The twoday even t cos t th e boar d
$50,000 las t year . It s sprin g
break marketing committee decided tha t wa s to o much , considering the career fair does little
patterned clothing, " Scotto' s to fill hote l beds.
faculty bio on the college's Web
Supporters sai d the imsite states.
Her clas s o n stripteas e
made its debut i n 1998 as a free,
non-credit course not sponsored
by th e women' s college . Wit h
enrollment restricte d t o 1 5
people, th e cours e ha s move d
off campu s this semester. Scott o
charges $15 0 for local resident s
and $100 for students .
What's all the fuss? Ap (continued from page 10)
parently no t muc h fo r Scotto ,
who urge s student s to "take th e
created wit h th e ide a that free best route for yourself, take re dom
i s the most important thing
sponsibility for your actions, and
to hell with what everyone els e would no t enslav e others . Ar e
we worth y o f th e wor d "civi thinks."
lized"? What is freedom? I f yo u
are talkin g abou t th e B i l l o f
Rights that is backed up by our
very own Constitution, yeah legally American s are free . Fre e
to do what? They are free t o ignore th e sound , fre e t o ignor e
Striptease class causing
stir at Mount Holyoke
College Press Exchange
A clas s in striptease an d
choreographed disrobing is raising eyebrow s an d lowerin g
necklines a t Moun t Holyok e
Susan Scotto , a lecturer
in th e Russian-and-Eurasian studies department , i s causing
quite a sti r wit h he r hundred dollar session s o n the art o f removing clothes.
Some graduate s o f
Mount Holyoke have complained
about th e cours e — bu t sa y
they're hardl y surprise d b y
Scotto's decision to teach it .
"She's probabl y bette r
known fo r her performance ar t
[and] he r penchant fo r leopard-
Spring break career fair
to take a break
College Press Exchange
Spring brea k ha s ofte n
found way s t o pu t Dayton a
Beach in the national spotlight,
almost all of them bad — poo l
deck parties o n M T V, drunke n
portance of the event couldn't be
measured in numbers. A n intan gible benefit was that the caree r
fair allowe d Daytona Beach to
keep sprin g break whil e tellin g
the worl d i t promote d a mor e
responsible event.
The even t attracted abou t
50 employers , includin g I BM
and the U.S . Secre t Service, and
about 1,00 0 student s a day. The
New Yor k Times , Th e Wal l
Street Journal, The Washington
Post an d othe r newspaper s
across the country wrote storie s
about th e event .
A l l tha t g o o d w i l l fo r
Daytona Beac h earne d som e
fans fo r the career fair .
"I think it's a good thing,"
Daytona Beac h M a y o r B u d
Asher sai d recently . "Thes e
young people have a n opportunity t o talk to prospective em ployers while they're enjoyin g
themselves here on spring break.
I'd lik e t o se e i t continu e i n
Daytona Beach."
Ironically, the career fai r
is endin g at a time when corporate recruiters ar e scurrying for
job candidates .
"It wa s a usefu l even t
when we introduced it, but it was
still kin d o f a novelty event, "
Jiloty said . "Now, al l of a sudden, th e deman d fo r th e bes t
college student s i s better tha n
ever. We'd like to think the stu dents who are going to give up
part o f their spring break t o do
this ar e amon g th e bes t ou t
balcony falls , th e occasiona l
About th e onl y goo d
publicity tourism officials coul d
count o n wa s th e caree r fair ,
the sight, free t o ignore the idea
that their own actions have If di rect effec t o n anothe r person's ^
freedom. Wha t i s freedo m t o
me? It's the ability to take a stand
against things that are wrong. It's
the power to hold strong agains t
the turnin g tides . M y freedo m
is m y unrelenting quest fo r purity. It' s th e staircas e I climb t o
March 1 , 2000 Th
e Observer
What is your favorite campus event this academic year and what would you like
to see i n the future ?
By Davi d Snuffe r
Jason Butler
Junior CIS Major
'Have TGIF every Friday in the Pub. "
Jessy Shaw KimMyga
Junior Marketing
Busines s Admin.
M a
"Favorite event was ZBT Rush. In the future
have Korn play in the Pub. "
Chanel Murray
Sophomore Socia l Science Major
"MTV Choose or Lose. "
Dustin Aldrich
Sophomore Business Admin. Majo r
"Carnival, like snowsports, greater
variety of known bands for concerts. "
Mandy King
Sophomore Undecided
Junior Psycholog y
"I have not attended
"Psychology Career any campus activities."
March 1 , 2000
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Hieu Tieu Becc
Sophomore Business Junio
Admin. Major Admin
a Robinso n
r Hospitalit y
. Major
"Favorite event was Children's Day in the Fall. In
the future, a 24-hour bar in the Pub for all events. "
Adam Raukti s
Freshman Undecide d
"Haven't been at any campus events
except basketball games. Fun!"
Chuck Foster
Sophomore Communication Majo r
'Winning Greek Games, and winning again in
the future."
Jessica Labrecque Darc
y Tippie
Freshman Marketin g Major Freshma n Spor t Management
"The lady comedian from NY City. "
Pamela Bell
Freshman Culinar y Arts Major
'The Semi-formal was the bomb. It was
off the hook and you know this man! "
March 1 , 2000 Th
e Observer
Definition of a Teacher
A true teacher is one who wil l never win a popularity contest.
True teachers go home every night and answer to an authority higher than a principal, themselves.
They do not concern themselves with the unimportant gossip of the teachers' room.
Rather, they focus on the personal conquests of their students.
They know that personal worth is not based on ho w man y figures are in their salary; rather, it is judged on how many lives are touched in the
course of a career.
They understand that information is not implanted into students' heads, it is drawn out of them.
They see the fine line between administrative and systematic jargon and th e truth, and.. .they blow right past.
The good teacher knows that what is right isn't always popular, yet the chance is worth taking.
In order to make education effective, successful, truthful, meaningful, to make a student excited and self-assured, a teacher is obligated to upset
the hierarchical system.
Here's to the wave makers who hav e touched lives.
By ShanaLongey
English Education Major,
Student Teacher
Touch the Sk y
By Jaime Libby
I have been ridiculous!
Have you ever thrown your
hands up
Into the air in celebration ?
A pur e chord is this lif e
And eac h of us has th e spar k
I am in wonder, alive
Can yo u feel it too?
Look up today - int o the blueness
The sun is out this afternoo n
A l l th e clouds float above
Beckoning us to reach, stretc h
Lying in the snow,
Watching them dance by
Sounds like the only sane thing to
Will you let these clouds drift
Or wil l your gaze get hooked?
The answers ar e there,
And i n the lock of our eyes in the
Can yo u see it?
Look up and grasp the beginnings
And gra b at the fresh blues
Start over again with great joy .
By Joe Walc h
March 1, 2000
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work to be published
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To crac k down o n th e
use of sweatshop labor to produce university-licensed merchandise, Indiana University has
agreed to explore membership
with the Workers' Rights Consortium.
The university's Feb. 18
decision adds to a growing list
of campuse s that hav e eithe r
joined or are considering joining the consortium, a non-profit
organization that supports and
verifies compliance with professional codes of conduct designed
to protect workers ' rights and
ensure safe working conditions.
The consortium's members include Brow n University ,
Haverford College, Loyola University (Ne w Orleans ) and the
University of Michigan. The universities of Chicago and Wisconsin are considering membership.
"We take this step without endorsing all the provisions
of th e current working draft,"
Richard McKaig, IU dean of students and vice chancellor for student affairs, said in a prepared
statement. "As part of the WRC
process, w e will work actively
to addres s concerns , suc h a s
fairness an d credibility of the
monitoring system, a s well a s
governance structur e and organization viability."
McKaig said a contingent
from IU will travel to New York
City to participate in the founding Conference of the WRC, to
be held in April. University officials hav e invite d a campu s
group, No Sweat, to help them
reach a decision. Already , the
university is enforcing policies
prohibiting business partnerships
with companies using sweatshop
In December, I U asked
all contractors and subcontractors who manufacture universitylicensed products for full disclosure of their labor practices. As
of Feb. 18 , about 60 percent of
IU licensee s hav e responded .
Contractors and subcontractors
have until March 1 t o disclose
the information, or face having
their licenses with IU canceled.
Matthew Turissini, an IU
student an d a member o f N o
Sweat, said he'd like to see all
of the university's business partners comply with the disclosure
"By canceling a contract,
it's cutting the workers off from
any help we can give them," he
said. "W e would love to hav e
every singl e licensee keep its
The Observer
March 1 , 2000
Queen-City o n the big
By Amy Eastman
Coming soon to a theater
near you.. . Wha t a m I talking
about? Nowheresville, of course.
This is a movie filmed in Manchester, about Manchester , and abou t
the lives of four best friends. Thes e
four guys grew up together and did
everything together. Then one of the
guys decided he wanted to move to
California. A s you can imagine, the
other friends were not too excited
to see him go. In an attempt to convince him to stay, they take him out
for one last night on the town. They
go to their old hang-out places and
relive old memories. Will the guys
convince their friend to stay, or will
they make things worse? There' s
only one way to find out.
on to the University of New Hampshire takin g actin g an d writin g
courses. Proul x went t o Sain t
Anselm College and studied sociology, realizing right before graduation
that what he really wanted to do was
write and film a movie. Th e two
worked togethe r an d mad e thei r
dreams reality. The two virtually do
everything themselves, from writing
to filming t o advertising. Whil e
Parker's full-time job is the movie,
Proulx works a full-time job, a parttime job, and works on the movie at
Dining at the Drago n
By Eric Desmaris
From the unique doorways
to the elaborate ceiling fixtures,the
Jade Dragon puts you in a mood for
their Chinese food.
When you enter the establishment, the host of hostess greets
you in a kindly fashion. Whe n you
are escorted to your table, you pass
by the bar where there are usually
people singing and having a good
time. After bein g seated, you are
immediately brought water, rolls and
tea, compliment of the house.
Glancing at the menu you
notice how low the prices are compared to other Chinese food establishments. A pupu platter for two at
the Jade dragon usually runs around
Making a movie is not an
easy thing; many try and fail, or try
and give up. Thi s is not the case,
however, for these guys. They had
the self-motivation and the support
thei r family , communit y an d
"It's a lot of work, but we
don't mind" were the words out of friends, many of whom are part of
Chris Proulx's mouth. Proulxisthe the cast and crew. Th e two were
writer/producer/actor o
f determined to finish the movie no
Nowheresville. He , alon g wit h matter what, and that is exactly what
Brett Parker, writer/producer/actor/ they did.
By Amy Eastman
editor, ar e th e co-founder s o f
What's up their sleeve for
Double Midnight Productions, a lo- the future? The y plan to try to hit
Did you get your free NH C
cal film company. In the summer of film festival s with Nowheresville, hat and mittens during Freeze Fest,
1998the two began writing the script show it in other New England the- Winter Weeken d 2000 ? Thes e
of Nowheresville, and by the sum- atres and target the European mar- were some of the items given out for
mer of 1999 they started filming it. ket. Thei r next film is tentatively those who participated in the WinAlong the way they met Michae l called "Man or Ice Cream Man," ter Games and Saturday evening's
Sutton of Bedford, wh o had pro- and they plan to start working on it sleigh rides. Yo u could have also
duced some movies in the past. He by th e en d o f May. Th e advice picked up your travel mug perfect
had equipment and experience, two Parker gives to others wishing to do for some hot chocolate or coffee on
things they needed. Sutto n is the the sam e i s "writ e wha t yo u these cold winter nights. It's someproducer/editor/director of photog- know.. .be original.. .don't go for thing nice to warm your insides while
raphy of the movie. In a few weeks the easy joke."
your outsides are freezing.
the film wil l be ready to make its
Come see the premiere of
That's what the participants
premiere a t Palac e Theatr e i n Nowheresville o n M a r c h 1 0 a t
in the Winter Games could have used
the Palace Theater i n Manches- Saturday afternoon. Cold , wet feet,
Parker and Proulx are best ter, N H! Tw o shows: 6:30 and 9 tired, sore , colder , red-faced an d
friends who attended Mancheste r p.m. Admissio n is $7. Cal l 668- energetic ar e som e word s t o de Memorial High School. Parker went 5588 for tickets!
scribe ho w the y felt . Runnin g
around in the snow on the socce r
field playing ultimate frisbee was
quite a sight to see. Som e teams
seemed to have it all figured out,
while others were struggling.
Following Ultimate Frisbee
was a relay race, only this one was
slightly different than most. It consisted of a hula hoop exercise, a sack
race, a sprint, a sled push/pull, a
dizzy run and a soccer ball exercise.
It ma y soun d eas y bu t yo u ad d
snow, cold and tired participants,
and suddenly it becomes a bit more
difficult. Th e soccer field was filled
Chris Proulx and Brett Parker are best friends
with laughing, smiling people all comfrom Manchester who will be showing their prepeting to win cash prizes.
miere of Nowheresville, on March 10 at the PalThe last game played was
ace Theater in Manchester. (Photo by Amy
thirteen dollars, whereas some of the
competition charges more money for
smaller portions of food.
After a fe w minutes , th e
food arrives hot and just the way you
ordered it. While you dine, not only
are you happy with the food but the
service i s impressive . A t th e
completion of your meal along with
the check comes the traditional serving of pineapple and fortune cookies.
Conveniently locate d
across fro m the Merrimac k Post
Office, i n the center o f town, the
Jade Dragon is a prime place to find
tasty Chinese cuisine.
Freeze Fest!
kickball, which was a nice change
from the cold to the warmth of the
field house. Durin g all these games
the seven teamshad a questionnaire
to fill out and findanswers to. Points
were allotted to the teams based on
their physical abilities in the games
and their mental abilities with the
The teams, however, were
not able to find out who won just
yet. The y had t o wait until that
evening after Robert Kelly, an extremely funny comedian, had performed. Whil e the students were
waiting, sleigh ridesaround campus
were offered. Participant s had the
luxury of sitting in the back of asleigh
on hay while two horses, Dick and
Dock, guided the way. The sleigh
ride lef t from the Student Center and
went behin d th e apartments , u p
around to Washington Hall and back
to the Student Center.
A t 1 0 p.m . K e l l y an nounced the winners of the Winter
Games. Firs t place wer e th e F Bombs, followed by Kingdom and
Phi Delt a Beta, all winning cash
prizes. The remaining four teams,
Blue, Snowbunnies, Kappa Lambda
and the Cabana Girls, received gift
certificates to local restaurants. Student Jen Hughes commented, "I'm
really glad that my roommate signed
me up because I had a lot of fun!"
The Observer
March 1 , 2000
TCU lates t
school to
Napster site
College Press Exchange
Officials a t Texas Chris tian University blocked Internet
access t o Napste r becaus e of
server limitations.
The universit y blocked
the We b site mainl y to free u p
space o n the server. Consisten t
traffic o n Napster.com, a Web
site use d fo r downloading an d
trading MP3s, was slowing down
the university's Internet server ,
according to David Edmondson,
Assistant Provost of Information
Services at T C U .
The b l o c k frustrate d
many students . "It' s annoyin g
that Informatio n Service s decided t o block the site simpl y
because they couldn't handle the
amount o f people who were using th e site, " Lesl i Dedek , a
sophomore i n business manage ment, told the Daily Skiff, TCU' s
student newspaper .
Information Service s
hopes t o resolve thi s proble m
T C U i s not the first uni versity t o bloc k th e us e of
Napster. Harvard University and
the Universit y of Indiana hav e
also blocked access t o the Webs
site to open up server space .
Oh baby : MIT researcher' s company
creates a lifelike doll
By Colleg e Pres s
A compan y founde d by
a researche r a t the Massachusetts Institute o f Technology has
developed what is believed to be
the mos t technologicall y advanced dol l to hit the toy mar ket.
Rodney Brooks , M I T ' s
director of artificial intelligence,
founded th e iRobot Corp. The
Somerville, Mass., company —
named on e o f " F o r t u n e "
magazine's "top 20 coolest companies — recently joined forces
with Hasbr o t o develo p " M y
Real Baby."
The doll combines technology the company uses to produce intelligent robots wit h innovative toy animatronics.
The result is startling. The
doll blinks , burps , coos , crie s
and squeals. Sh e can be rocked
to sleep , giggl e whe n tickled ,
show preferences fo r toys, and,
above all , signa l when her dia-
per needs changing. She also can
learn how to speak, and , with a
little teaching and practice, wil l
say sentences on her own . Th e
doll als o respond s t o her pri mary caretaker' s action s wit h
predictable an d unpredictabl e
emotions, such as anger and surprise.
" M y Rea l Baby" will hit
stores this fal l an d is expected
to retail for $99.50.
Turn this break into a real trip. With over 700 airlines,
in excess of 45,000 hotels, and more than 50 rental car companies,
it's easy to find an incredible deal even on a students budget.
The Observer
March 1 , 2000
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College Press Exchang e
The 42n d G r a m m y
Awards prove d it' s toug h o n a
three-hour award show when th e
most memorabl e momen t o f the
evening happens within the firs t
five minute s o f the broadcast.
The awar d fo r th e mos t
memorable momen t o f Wednesday night's liv e telecast from Los
A n g e l e s goe s t o Jennife r
Lopez's skin-barin g dress. Sh e
was paired with David Duchovny
as th e program' s firs t present ers, an appropriate arrangemen t
since ho w the meage r strips o f
Lopez's outfi t staye d i n plac e
was a mystery worth y of an " X Files" episode .
From there , i t wa s —
sorry to say — al l downhill. In
both o f the mos t importan t cat egories o f award-sho w enter tainment — commercial s an d
acceptance speeche s — thi s
year's Grammys was mostly industry-standard tediu m wit h a
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Manson's name while introducing her , Manso n walked to th e
podium shaking her hea d i n (a t
least) disbelief . A l l night ,
O'Donnell kept th e cheap shots
and clueless quip s coming . After K i d Rock' s bombastic per formance, sh e sounde d lik e every teen-ager' s grandmother ,
complaining about the racket .
In a total reversa l o f th e
usual award-sho w formula , th e
strongest sequence s o f th e
Grammy Awards occurred in the
production numbers . It' s a good
thing, too, sinc e with 16 perfor mances, th e progra m ofte n
seemed like a superstar concer t
with a few award s sprinkled in
between songs . Mos t over-the top theatric s of the nigh t cam e
courtesy o f Ricky Martin , i n a
production featurin g a thong wearing flame spinne r and a climactic ring of fire.
March 1 , 2000
The Observer
Indiana U . student drops 245 pounds
with help of 'Subway Diet'
College Press Exchange
When registerin g fo r a
class, mos t colleg e student s
carefully conside r the quality of
its teacher an d how it best fit s
into their major.
Not Indian a Universit y
senior Jare d Fogle . H e ha d
something fa r differen t o n his
mind: the size and durability of
the seats in the classroom.
Welcome to the lif e o f a
425-pound student .
Well, mak e that the lif e
of a former 425-pound student .
In just under a year, Fogle managed t o los e 24 5 pounds . Hi s
secret? Somethin g he calls th e
"Subway Diet."
Last March, Fogle saw a
sign containing nutritional information abou t Subway' s sand w i c h e s . Desperat e t o los e
weight, h e decide d t o ea t tw o
subs ever y da y fo r basicall y a
year. His meals consisted of a 6inch sub, potato chips and a Diet
Coke fo r lunch , an d a 12-inc h
veggie su b an d Die t Cok e fo r
dinner. He held the mayo on the
sandwiches, refused to snack in
between meal s an d at e n o
Two months later, Fogle
weighed himself: 330 pounds.
"I wa s like... I ca n ge t
down t o wher e I wan t t o b e
now," he said, fondly recallin g
the memory . Fogle sai d he immediately told his father abou t
his success.
"He was almost crying,"
Fogle said.
Father and son had quarreled many times about Fogle's
ballooning body, which starte d
to spi n ou t o f control when he
was still in middle school. Fogle
said hi s fathe r wa s concerne d
and sa d abou t hi s son's lif e —
which, Fogle is quick to say, was
indeed awfully tough.
"I lived in denial," he said
about his obesity. "It was always
somebody else's fault."
To ease his pain, Fogle
said he adopted the attitude that
people should either accept him
for wh o h e was , o r leav e him
alone. H e ha d onl y on e goo d
friend, J.L . Lou , who m he me t
in high school . Fogl e sai d they
clicked because the y were both
treated a s outcasts .
Lou wa s also just abou t
the only person who didn't make
fun o f Fogle , despit e havin g
plenty of opportunities to do so.
Fogel recalled once playing tennis wit h Lo u and falling dow n
while trying to return a serve.
"Thank God we were the
only one s o n the court, " Foge l
said. "But man, it was humiliating."
Then again, a lot of things
in lif e wer e humiliating, Foge l
said. H e alway s ha d t o mak e
sure h e pulle d hi s ca r int o a
parking space that left him plenty
of room to maneuver out of the
driver's seat. Wedging his gigantic bod y betwee n tw o parke d
cars wa s usuall y impossible.
Walks across campus left him so
winded he needed more than 15
minutes to recuperate. H e could
never kee p u p wit h friends . I t
seemed everyon e lef t hi m behind. But perhaps the time he fell
asleep durin g a college lecture
was th e worst . Fogl e sai d h e
started t o snor e — a n alread y
loud soun d mad e eve n loude r
and more obnoxious because of
his heav y frame . Classmate s
started t o laugh when a woman
nudged him with her elbow.
Now weighing in at 18 0 pounds,
he ha s mor e confidenc e an d
says he enjoys life to the fullest.
He has a girlfriend. He even said
he like s goin g home t o spen d
time with his folks — particularly
his father, who insists on buying
him ne w clothes . Sometime s
Fogle said he looks back at th e
past; videos of him at his heaviest leave him stunned.
" A t th e sam e time , I' m
still the sam e person," he said.
"It's just that I have my life back
now. When you're that big, you
don't hav e a life . It' s har d be cause you don't want to think of
But i f Fogle' s snorin g
was bothersome t o classmates ,
imagine wha t som e chair s
would've said about him if they
could've talked.
"I wa s gettin g t o th e
point wher e I starte d t o brea k
furniture," h e said, adding that
he managed to destroy chairs at
home and at his grandmother' s
"You coul d hea r the m
creaking," he said with a laugh.
Fogle can laugh now, but
at the time, he said he was very
depressed. A s a result, his eating habits grew worse, not better. On a typical day, Fogle said
he'd awak e a t 10:3 0 a.m. , ea t
breakfast (usuall y more than one
bacon, egg and cheese biscuit;
hash browns , a swee t rol l an d
coffee) an d g o t o class . Hi s
lunches wer e usuall y fro m
McDonald's. A double quarterpounder with cheese, large fries
and a regular Coke was standard
fare. Dinner was typically "three
good-sized plates " o f Chinese
food. An d don' t forge t th e hal f
dozen o r mor e snac k break s
he'd take in a day.
yourself (as) being so limited, but
in actuality, you are."
Fogle's weigh t loss ha s
won him a lot of praise. He appeared o n th e Opra h Winfre y
show in early February and is the
star o f a Subwa y commercial
touting hi s success . He' s als o
having t o schedul e interviews
around his classes this semester .
Despite all the big-time
media attention, Fogle's friend,
Lou, said Fogle is still a "caring,
gentle soul."
"He's a really great guy,
with or without the weight," Lou
When Sanja y Garla left college , h e doubte d whether hi s
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A r e you u p t o
the c h a l l e n g e ?
"Combined with all that,
I woul d mov e a s littl e a s pos sible," Fogle said.
Today, Fogl e sai d h e
hardly knows the person he was.
The Observer
March 1 , 2000
What the booming
economy means to you
College Press Exchange
command ove r your initia l ca reer selection , y o u ' ll fin d tha t
The curren t climat e of you will also be able to more full y
economic prosperity has driven control your future caree r pat h
unemployment to all-time lows. at your firm .
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What does this mean fo r you as your work-life balanc e an d the
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The Observer
A few random thoughts
Hospitality Student Association
Spring Events:
March 8 at 5:30 in Room 206Hospitality Building
Kathy Frost, CDC
March 23 at 5:30 in Room 206 Hospitality Building
Jennifer Bernard
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April 9
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NHC cheerleader s
By Jennifer Jenness, Head Coach
NHC Varsity Cheerleading
me in many different aspects of college life."
One aspec t Nicole is referWANTED
ring to is tim e management. Th e
Athletes willing to commit to an eight- NHC Cheerleading team practices
month season. Qualified candidates four to five times per week for a minimust be able to:
mum o f tw o hours , an d the tea m
-run a timed mile at the start of ev - members are required to work out
ery practice, and complete numerous for one hour outside of practice four
sets of suicides and relays with team- days a week. Thi s rigorous schedmates as a part of a daily aerobic con- ule is just one of several changes the
ditioning routine;
NHC Cheerleadin g Progra m has
-perform multiple sets of push-ups gone through this year.
and sit-ups after each conditioning
"Cheerleading a t NH C i s
expanding in many ways," says Cap--perform in front of 1,000 plus bas- tain Jill Palmer. The ultimate goal is
ketball fans and demonstrate proper for the program to evolve into a cotechnical cheerleading skill including ed collegiate squa d with a n even
sharp, precise arm motions with cor- number of male and female athletes.
rect arm angle and wrist placement; To reach this goal, perseverance i s
high jumps with pointed toes, a cor- the key. Thi s year's team is perserect whip approach, and the proper verance personified!
"sit" position ; clean and sharp partInjuries and illnesses forced
ner stunts and pyramids with accu- the coaching staff to make numerrate dance moves with fast-paced , ous drasti c changes to the team's
attention to safety techniques, an d routines. Thi s meant changes in forflawless timing ; and the ability to ex- mation and spacing, and team memecute intricate and difficult danc e bers had to learn new positions and
moves with fast-paced, eye-catchin g material. But rather than give up, the
team pulle d together and became
-project cheers in a loud, clear and more versatile athletes in the process.
itrong voice;
Sophomore Chrissy Olson
-maintain enthusias m an d spirit believes that the team has become
throughout an entire basketball game; "one of the best." Sh e adds, "We
-constantly smile and display appro- have overcome so many downfalls.
priate facial expressions to the crowd We have managed to stick together
during performances.
and do the best we can." I t has been
Qualified candidates should a challenging season, but all the chalreport to NHC Varsity Cheerleading lenges have been faced head on. A s
tryouts on April 8 an d 9. Contac t a result, NH C Cheerleadin g is reHead Coach Jennifer L. Jenness for spected on this campus."
detalis: [email protected]
Students, faculty, staff an d
This year, ten talented ath- administration have given much supletes "applied" for the position of port to the cheerleader s thi s year.
Varsity Cheerleader. If you have at- The tea m appreciates th e positive
tended any of the men's basketball feedback and the overwhelming numgames, you'd agree that the "job " of ber of compliments from the college
i cheerleader is not easy. So , why community. This kind of encouragefid ten student s dedicated eigh t ment and recognition will help the
months o f their college careers to the NHC Cheerleading Program grow
KHC Cheerleading Program? Fresh- and improve. "Cheers" to everyone
Ban Nicole Corvini says 'It has ha d who has offered their support to such
very positiv e influence on my first a deserving group of student athletes.
ear at this college and has helped You are "true" fans.
O K sport s fans a coupl e
quick questions for the month of
First of , ho w fa r has th e
sports world come in just a fe w
years? Conside r that last week's
Ken Griffey Jr. signing for $116.5
million is considered a bargain.
Credit Cincinnati Reds GM
Jim Bowde n fo r opening u p th e
team's vault an d not dealin g th e
organization's top prospects, goo d
for the Mariners in unloading a po tential disaster before it happened
(BoSox fans read Mo Vaughn), and
good for Commissioner Bud Seli g
for quietly trumpeting the deal.
have been yearning for since Mr.
Parcells jetted for New York.
This team has lacked true
toughness and grit since Parcells left,
and, if nothing else, will be a lot more
entertaining and a lot less frustrating. Let's just hope the new guy can
get Dre w som e hel p o n th e O
Marty McSorley? What's
up with that?
For someone who has made
a career out of being a hockey goon,
this was even a cheap shot His flyswatter swip e t o th e hea d o f
Vancouver's Donald Brashear, rendering him unconscious, is about as
lame as it gets.
For those who think that it's
just part of the game, give it up. Nowhere in the rulebooks does it say
that you ca n viciously attack a guy
with the intent to hurt him. Fighting
and goo d har d check s yes ,
cheapshot attack s t o someone' s
head no.
Hey Marty , kno w you r
Props to two guys on the local seen. First-year NHC women's
basketball coach Dennis Masi and
SID To m McDermott have earned
their salary this year.
Masi took a program that
had won three games in it past two
seasons and pushed his team to eight
wins this season, including six in the
competitive NECC. The Penwomen
will be making their first appearance
in the post-season since the 1990 1991 seaso n wit h a tournamen t
game at Southern Connecticut State
on Tuesday.
But yo u just have to wonder when will it ever stop? When
you've got losers like on-again offagain Yankee Daryl Strawberry and
Orioles problem child Albert Belle
still drawing M LB paychecks mere
has to be an end in sight....
Speaking of an end in sight,
does anyone hav e a guess when
Boston's player du jour expert Ricky
Pitino will do Celts fans a favor and
bail? His out-of-touch pro coaching
style is suspect, while his day-to-day
personnel (if that's the right word for
those stiffs he trots onto the court)
decisions have become perplexing
at best.
Look at it, until Alvin Williams bailed Pitino out of yet another
useless trade by failing his physical
two weeks ago, th e C's basically
traded awa y promisin g star s
Chauncey Billups and Ron Mercer
for th e defensively-challenge d
Kenny Anderson and Danny "if the
games we're only 12 minutes long"
McDermott earns kudos for
his tirelessand sometimes unnoticed
Is it any wonder the Gang work as Sports Information DirecGreen wil l mis s ou t i n th e Tim tor at NHC. He's kept this sports
Duncan sweeps in the offseason? At department informed from the start
least with M.L. Carr guiding the ship of the year and has gone above and
in Beantown the expectations were beyond what we could have ever
asked for....
never iinrealistic
Regardless of how the Patsies do this coming season, let's give
Bill Beliehick some time. And that
goes out to Owne r Bob Kraf t a s
Hey, how much worse could
it be than the last three years?
If he can give Head Cheerleader Peter Caroll three years to
turn the Foxborough contingent into
a group of soft, undisciplined and
unmotivated wannabes then Tuna Jr.
should be allowed at least that much
time t o get th e progra m back on
track. While some of th e bigge r
names of die past few seasons are
being filtered out Beliehick will undoubtedly bring in and develop football players mat New England fans
On the topic of this sports
department, we'r e lookin g fo r
people to contribute a little bit of time
and work. We realize that can sometimes be a stretch fo r some , but
come on now.
If you interested in getting
into the sports information field, journalism, or even just enjoy sports it is
an excellent way to get your work
published and name out mere. The
effort is minimal and the results are
People, thi s i s Y O U R
So Spring Training is finally
here. Ho w man y mor e day s til l
Pedro torches the Yanks and Tribe
March 1 , 2000
The Observer
NHC rips Jumbos at TriTown
By Melissa Cowdrey
New Hampshir e College
hosted Tufts, last Saturday, at the TriTown Arena in Hookset. In a playoff-type atmosphere , th e gam e
broke the two teams tied records of
The firstperiod of the contest was scoreles s for both teams
with both showing a very strong defensive side. The first goal of the
game was scored by Drew Carleton
of Tufts and assisted by Justin Picone
just 2:38 in . NHC also netted their
first goal in the second period, as
Matt Nee scored with assists from
Kevin Doherty and Shawn Sleeper
at 13:02.
scored on NHC's behalf with Scott
Proulx scoring two of the three goals.
Rich Miller and Doherty assisted the
first goal, just over a minute after the
Croteau goal, while Tom Fielding
assisted on the second . Durin g a
NHC power play, Croteau scored
his second goal of the game, the fifth
for the team, on assists from Proulx
and Dan Roy. Tufts tried to close
the gap when Carleton scored his
second goal (assisted by Sullivan)
to make the score 5-3 with 1:25 remaining. But with only 50 seconds
left in the game, Nee scored his second of the game on an empty-netter
making the finalscore 6-3.
The remaining seven goals
of the game were all scored in a furious third period. Scott Sullivan,
assisted by Mike Carceo , scored
goal two for the Jumbos only 2 0
seconds into the third period, but
just 18 seconds later, NHC's Chuck
Croteau answere d wit h a n unassisted goal making the score 2-2.
The next three tallies were
NHC had a total of 30 shots
on goa l an d Tuft s pu t 2 8 o n
netminder Brian Windhol. Windhol
had a typically strong showing after
finishing wit h 25 saves on the night, (continued from page 24)
while Tuft s goali e Ale x Scerb o
turned away 24 shots. The win put Foutsitzis di d manage t o scor e a
NHC at 12-8-1 and dropped Tufts career-high 20 points in the loss.
The Penme n the n re to 11-9-1 for the season.
bounded three days later for a big
70-66 win at home over Southern
Connecticut State, temporarily vaulting them into first place in the NECC.
In a tournament-type atmosphere,
neither team led by more than four
points all game and included four ties
and seven lead changes in the final
10 minutes.
N H C hi t it s fre e throw s
down the stretch, including one from
senior Bobby Miller (15 points and
six rebounds) with 19 seconds left
and two from Sotirios Karapostolou
with five second s left to sea l th e
game. The Penmen also got a big
effort from junior Ryan Chartrand,
who scored a career-high 26 points.
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The los s als o ende d
Southern's school-record 13-game
winning streak
N H C entere d thei r nex t
game atUMass Lowell shooting a
league-high 88.2 points per game
average but scored just five in the
first 1 0 minutes of play. They did
manage to come back to respectability by halftime by cutting the deficit to 28-22 but again fell apart in
the second half after a River Hawks
10-5 run starting at 5:01. The stretch
put U ML up 68-53 and propelled
them to a 72-57 victory.
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The River Hawks were o n
fire fro m the fieldin hitting 64 percent from the fieldwhile NHC shot
a disma l 31 percen t (18-for-59) .
Miller did manage a double-double
with 19 points and 13 boards.
The Penme n returne d to
their winning way on the 19 wit h a
sol 98-77 win at home over New
Haven. Miller and Tim Lee scored
19 points apiece while Foutsitzis and
Mitch Filson added 15 and 14, respectively.
NHC only led by four, 2218, with under six minutes to go in
the first half but put together a 11 -2
run to help them to a 41-29 goin g
into halftime. NHC then ballooned
its lead to 84-54 with 7:40 remaining in the game after Lee drained his
fifth tre y of the night.
The seesaw continued one
week later in NHC's final regular
season match. Southern Connecticut reversed roles with the Penmen
with a 77-72 in New Haven.
T. J. Tiimboli and David Grenade scored 22 points apiece to lead
SCSU after having scored 28 and
21 las t time th e tw o team s met .
Their efforts helped Southern to a
14-2 finalrecord in the conference
and 23-3 overall mark.
NHC held a 35-27 lead late
in the firsthalf but couldn't hold on
and had to settle for a 37-36 advantage a t the half. NHC opene d
again opened up a lead early in the
second half but seven straight Southern points gave them a 55-54 advantage with 11:01 to play.
The Penmen again held a
lead late in the game, 68-65, but the
Owls jumped out to a decisive 7568 lead with 53 seconds remaining
after nettin g 1 0 straigh t points .
Trimboli hit four free throws down
the stretch to ice the win. And it was
at the free throw line where the difference in the game came—Southem went 29-for-37 in the game while
NHC only went to the charity stripe
nine times.
March 1 , 2000
The Observer
NHC await s
tournament seeding
By Nic k Coates
After a stron g
1998-1999 season th e expectations remained high fo r
the New Hampshir e College
men's hocke y team . And
with good reason.
The Penme n fin ished at 17-8-2 under coach
Peter Tufts and managed to
make appearance s i n th e
E C A C Northeas t Tournament and the N C AA Championship Series. Tufts left hi s
post a s hea d coac h an d
handed i t over to familia r
face Rene LeClerc.
LeClerc, a N HC
graduate and former assistant coach, handled the transition wit h eas e and onc e
again guided the Penmen to
a soli d 1999-200 0 season .
Under his reign NHC fin ished with an 11 -5-1 record
in the New Englan d Collegiate Conference and a 148-1 record overall.
For their efforts, the
Penmen earned a spot in the
E C A C Divisio n II tournament agains t a n opponen t
yet t o b e announced .
Though the seedings hav e
yet to be set the teams that
will compete in the tournament are NHC , Assumption,
Saint Anselm's , Sain t
Michael's and Stonehill . The
schedule is as follows: seeds
four and fiv e will play Tuesday, Feb. 29 with the winner advancing to play the top
seed in the semifinals. The
semifinals wil l b e played
Thursday, Mar. 2 , and the
championship game is set
for Saturday , Mar. 4 .
What N H C does
know tha t the y ar e 2- 1
against thos e fou r teams ,
with their only loss coming
on a 3- 2 defea t t o St .
Michael's. The Penme n also
did no t face cross-town rival Saint Anselm's.
With that in mind,
NHC ha s been hot of late,
taking four of their last five
games including a 7-4 wi n
over Assumption in the season-finale. Th e strea k
started o n Feb . 1 2 a t
Wentworth Institut e o f
Technology in Boston.
Bedford's Scot t
Proulx, who scored a teamhigh 50 points this season,
had tw o goals , including the
game-winner at 6:41 of the
third period to give the Penmen a 4- 3 win . Proulx
opened the scoring at 4:07
of the firstperiod and junior
Rich Miller added a goal just
1:23 later on from Proulx an d
Steve Acropolis.
Wentworth scored
two unanswere d goals in the
second period but the Penmen tied the contest at 3-3
with one second remaining
on Nic k Nugent's sevent h
goal of the season. Sophomore goalie stopped a season-high 29 shots in the win .
Worcester Stat e
caught N H C by surpris e
three days later with a 4-2
win i n Worcester , Mass.
Fran Keef e score d thre e
goals an d assiste d o n another to lead Worcester.
N H C opene d th e
scoring at 3:02 of the sec ond perio d o n unassiste d
Nugent goal but 57 second s
later Keefe scored his first
of th e game . Worceste r
took a 2-1 lea d at 4:27 of
the third but Chuck Croteau
tied it on a power play just
1:14 later . But Keefe was
The Penmen hockey games are always attended by NHC fans. (Photo by Tom
too much , a s h e ice d th e
game in the last 9:16 with
two mor e goals.
The Penme n re bounded in a big way in a
their next three outings, including a 6-3 win a t home
over Tuft s (se e relate d
NHC then threw a n
8-2 drubbing at Suffolk in
Boston on Feb. 21. Proulx
had a huge game with two
goals and four assists while
Croteau adde d tw o goal s
and three assists of his own .
N H C peppere d
Suffolk goalie s Mat t
Cosentino an d M i k e
Sweeney for 4 6 shots while
bearing down on the defensive end in allowing only 19
shots on netminders Chri s
Vokes and Ben Peirce . SU
actually managed th e first
goal of the game just 2:54 in
but Dan Ro y (tw o goal s and
two assists ) started an eight-
goal onslaught at 4:41 of the
first tha t didn' t en d unti l
Croteau's goal 8:06 into the
third. In the second period
alone NHC ha d four goals
from fou r differen t goal scorers.
The Penme n ended
their regular season fivedays
later with a convincing 7-4
victory over Assumption at
Tri-Town Aren a i n
Hooksett. Roy (thre e goals,
one assist) and Proulx (two
assists) continue d thei r
strong with three goals and
three assists combined.
NHC hel d a slim 43 advantage late in the second perio d before opening
up a 6- 3 lea d followin g
back-to-back goal s fro m
Roy an d Mille r at 16:37 an d
18:35 of the period. The locals pu t 4 9 shot s o n ne t
while Windhol returned to
net to stop 23 shots.
Men return to familiar ground
By Nic k Coates
Another year , an other successful season. If
this sounds bland , it's because it is .
But coac h Sta n
Spirou's crew certainly isn't
about to complain. Because
once again the two-time defending New Englan d Collegiate Conference champion New Hampshir e College men's basketball team
finds itsel f amon g the to p
N E C C an d Divisio n I I
schools in the country.
With a final regularseason conference record of
13-3 an d a 20- 6 overal l
mark NHC finds itself in fa miliar territory—one of the
top college basketball pro-
grams i n Ne w England.
They will, in fact, be ranked
second fo r th e upcomin g
N E C C tournamen t thu s
earning them a first round
For thei r efforts the
Penmen will face the winner
of th e UMas s L o w e l l /
Bridgeport in the semifinals
on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. a t
the NHC Fieldhouse . That
winner will likely face topseed Southern Connecticut
State on Saturday with the
winner earning an automatic
bid t o the N C A A Tourna ment.
To ge t there, however, the Penmen will have
to get themselves ou t of a
season-ending slide . NH C
went 2- 3 i n their last fiv e
games, includin g a tough
101-88 loss at Teikyo-Post
on Feb . 9 . The loss stopped
a four-game NHC winnin g
The Penmen actually held a 39-35 lead with
3:33 left in the first half but
TPU ende d th e hal f wit h
three straight 3-pointers in
45 second s t o cu t NHC' s
lead to 50-49. Teikyo-Post
then put the game away in
the second half with a 12-3
run midwa y through the half
to give it a lead it wouldn't
Sophomore Ionnis
(continued on page 23)
Carlington Bent waits for the right moment to make his move. (Photo by Tom
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