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April 23, 2014
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Stonehill honors Professor Carole Calo

By Amanda Egesi

The Cushing Martin Art Gallery was officially renamed in honor of late professor Carole Calo, who is credited with making the Visual and Performing Arts Department a vibrant Stonehill program.

“I’m very grateful that they made this dedication to my mom. I think she would be very proud of this gallery. I think it helps her memory live on through art which is what she would have wanted,” Brett Calo, son of Carole Calo said. Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014
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Residence Life clarifies new guest policy, addresses security concerns at Town Hall

By Olivia Schneider

For weeks rumors circulated about how the guest policy would change – including a ban on opposite sex guests.

An overflow crowd at the Student Government Association Spring Town Hall Meeting learned that wasn’t going to happen.

Administrators told an estimated 150 students at the meeting that an initial draft of the new guest policy included a ban on overnight opposite sex guests but the new draft does not. Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014
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Boston Globe CEO named as graduation day speaker

By Kate McCarthy

At this year’s graduation, the senior class will hear their final send off speech from Boston Globe CEO, Michael Sheehan.

Sheehan will also be receiving an honorary degree during the Commencement ceremonies on May 18.

Also receiving honorary degrees during the commencement ceremony will be Irving Fradkin, founder of Dollars for Scholars, sister Bridget Haase, spiritual coordinator at The Boston Home and College trustee Dr. Marsha Moss, class of 1975. Dr. Moss is the director of the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014
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First place softball continues treacherous April schedule

By Tommy Farrell

On April 12, the Stonehill softball team looked to hand Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) their first divisional loss of the season. All Northeast-10 teams had their eyes on this game with both teams in front of the standings.

In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Southern New Hampshire won handily, knocking off the Skyhawks 6-0. A dominant offense and stellar pitching led the Penmen to their only win against Stonehill this season. Sophomore Megan Ruonavaara took the loss for Stonehill after going four and a third innings, allowing six runs on six hits. However, she had one strikeout and led the Skyhawks’ offense with one of their three hits. Stonehill’s best chance to make a comeback was in the bottom of the fifth inning, when sophomore Megan Staudle led off the inning with a double. Ruonavaara followed with a single before Southern New Hampshire retired the following three batters. Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014
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Track starts outdoor season strong

By Amanda Egesi

The men’s and women’s track and field team opened up their 2014 outdoor season at the chilly and windy Bridgewater State University Bears Invitational on March 22.

It was a day filled with first place finishes, starting off with senior captain Angie Comei, placing first in the women’s high jump at five feet, one inch. Sophomore Trish Person was also a first place finisher for the Skyhawks in the women’s discus, throwing 126 feet. The women’s 4-by-100 meter relay team continued the spree of first place finishers, clocking in at 50.41. The legs running on that respective relay were Comei, junior Christina Russo, and sophomores Leanne Kent and Stephanie Fitzgerald. Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014
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Stonehill basketball player defies odds

By Tom Kazanowski

When Tori Faieta was growing up, doctors  told her to stay away from team sports due to the severe hearing loss she was diagnosed with at the age of  four.

She did not follow that advice and 16 years later, she is a forward on the Stonehill basketball team and was awarded  a spot on the 2013-2014 Northeast-10 Conference First Team. Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014
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Social Justice Celebrated At DiverCity 2014

By Liam Dacko

Students from all walks of life came together last Thursday to celebrate their differences through song and dance.

DiverCity 2014, an event sponsored by the Student Government Association Diversity Committee, was held in the Pettit Atrium on April 10. The event was hosted by Parijat Bhattacharjee of the class of 2016, Jose Paz of the class of 2015, Love Boussiquot of the class of 2015, and Tina Miller of the class of 2016. The proceeds from the event will benefit Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food aid organization. Continue Reading →

April 23, 2014
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OPINION: Remember: it was not a sprint, but a marathon

By Brendan Monahan

A year ago yesterday, our lives changed. As a society, a nation, a state, a town, a college, our collective and individual identities were forever altered, much like they were on Sept. 11, 2001. Of course, what happened a year ago yesterday was a tragedy we all know too well: the Boston Marathon bombings. Continue Reading →

April 8, 2014
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SGA ELECTION RESULTS

Jeff Santos will be the new Student Government Association president, replacing Jessica Beliveau who is graduating this year according to the election results released on March 18.

Santos was elected to the executive board during the student election held on eLearn recently. Sean Davenport is the new vice president, while Dan Doherty will be treasurer and Andrew Curran will be secretary. Victoria Kane  will be programming chair, Prithak Chowdhury  will be diversity chair and Julie Malone  will be finance chair. All members of the new board will be seniors next year.

President-elect Santos said he hopes the SGA will continue to be the liaison between the administration and students in the upcoming academic year.

“With the proposed new guest policy and the upcoming Town Hall, it is more important than ever for the students to voice their opinions,” he said.

March 31, 2014
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Stonehill battles national trend of sexual assault

By Olivia Schneider

Increasing reports of sexual assault on college campuses are catching the attention of the nation- and the White House.

According to a 2003 report issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, violence against college students decreased on average, except for rape cases. While strangers committed 59 percent of all violent crimes on college campuses, rape was the only violent crime more likely to be committed by someone the victim knew.

During the 2012 to 2013 school years Stonehill saw six reports of sexual assault. Continue Reading →