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November 19, 2014
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Men’s Hockey defeats SNHU

By Meaghan Dorsey

The Stonehill men’s ice hockey team pulled their second win of the season Tuesday, Nov. 18, against Southern New Hampshire University. The final score was 6-3.

The Skyhawks had 6 different goal scorers: Junior Richard Harris, senior capain Stephen Balsamo, junior Nate Soter , senior Kevin Aufiero , junior Kevin Airoldi , and sophomore Brian Higgins.

Senior goal tender and assistant captain, Chris Tasiopoulos, made his fourth start in net this season, making a total of 17 saves to contribute to the Skyhawk victory.

“I think it was our best team effort so far this season,” Tasiopoulos said.  “Everyone is starting to get on the same page and buying into the system.  Going forward we just need to make sure we keep on improving from game to game and continue taking steps forward.”

The Skyhawks play their next game at home Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3:30 p.m. against Franklin Pierce University at the Foxboro Sports Center.

November 19, 2014
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Stonehill football ends season on high note; ends with 5-6 record

By Thomas G. Farrell

On Nov. 8, Stonehill football honored 15 seniors who had a huge impact in turning the program around. Skyhawk Nation would like to thank Corey Bacigalupo, Dante Brito, Jr., captain Lucas Brum, Sterry Codrington, Joe Della Vecchia, Ryan Handy, captain Brian Harrington, Mike Hogan, Tom Linden, Nate Morris, Zaire Reiph, Nate Robitaille, Eric Schneider, and Brandon Weiss.

These seniors amassed 21 wins during their tenure and a share of the Northeast-10 Conference Regular Season Championship.

Unfortunately, their last home game was a loss to Assumption 28-21. However, freshman quarterback Matt Foltz led the Stonehill offense with 407 total yards and three touchdowns. Senior Nate Robitaille caught 9 passes for a season-high 168 yards. With that, Robitaille had his second season with 1,000+ yards.

Senior captain Brian Harrington didn’t let his last game at W.B. Mason go unnoticed. The All-American led the defense with 9 tackles.

After Assumption went up 21-13 in the 4th quarter, Stonehill put together a 9 play, 68-yard drive with a 6 yard rushing touchdown for Foltz. He then connected with Robitaille on a 2-point conversion to tie the game at 21.

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November 6, 2014
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Read it Online: The whole paper!

Be sure to grab a print copy of “The Summit” somewhere on campus, or subscribe to have it delivered directly to your house! If neither of those options work, you can find PDF copies of all 4 sections of the paper in the links below!

 

The News section of the November 5, 2014 edition of “The Summit.”

The Opinion section of November 5, 2014 edition of “The Summit.”

The Features section of November 5, 2014 edition of “The Summit.”

The Sports section of the November 5, 2014 edition of “The Summit.”

From left to right: Comedian Jonathan Katz with Prof. Katie Shannon and Austin Alfredson '15

October 28, 2014
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Comedian brings laughs, lessons

From left to right: Comedian Jonathan Katz with Prof. Katie Shannon and Austin Alfredson '15

From left to right: Comedian Jonathan Katz with Prof. Katie Shannon and Austin Alfredson ’15

By Liam Dacko

Hilarity ensued the moment comedian Jonathan Katz walked into Professor Katie Shannon’s Writing for Digital Media Class on Sept. 29.

Katz, hoping to get a rise out of Shannon, whispered to students “So, what’s she really like?”

Shannon was only a few feet away, preparing for the class.

“I’m right here,” she said. “I can hear you.”

Immediately, students could tell there was a great deal of witty rapport established between Katz and Shannon, who has worked as the comedian’s assistant for over a year.

Katz was invited to speak to students about what goes into making an animated series. He has a great deal of expertise on the subject. From 1995 to 1999, Katz served as one of the creative minds behind the animated Comedy Central series “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.”

Katz also voiced the show’s title character, for which he received a 1995 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.

In addition, Katz has appeared in a number of television shows and films, including the CBS sitcom “Ink” and the movie “Daddy Day Care.”

“I’m not proud of that one,” he joked to the class, referring to the Eddie Murphy film.

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October 22, 2014
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Campus safety update

By Erin Leo

Sexual assault incidents have dominated the headlines recently, but the latest crime figures show that Stonehill remains a safe campus.

The Stonehill College Police Department just released the crime report for 2013 and it shows crime is much lower than it has been in previous years.

The number of thefts is down from nine in 2011 to only one in both 2012 and 2013. There have been no aggravated assaults since the two reported in 2011, and the number of sexual assaults reported went down from six in 2012 to three in 2013.

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October 22, 2014
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‘New Kid’ Joey McIntyre attends collegiate conference

By Liam Dacko

The Summit staff got a taste of Hollywood Oct. 15 when singer/actor Joey McIntyre came to speak to reporters at a collegiate press conference.

The event, held at Northeastern University’s suburban campus in Dedham, Massachusetts, was hosted by the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA). The organization held the event to give student reporters the opportunity to gain experience covering a press conference.

The evening began with a screening of the upcoming CBS sitcom, “The McCarthys.” The show is about a sports-obsessed family from Boston. McIntyre, who is a member of the band ‘New Kids on the Block,’ stars as Gerard, one of the McCarthy sons. Also featured on the show are “Rescue Me” star Jack McGee, “Roseanne” actress Laurie Metcalfe, and New England comedian Jimmy Dunn.

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October 22, 2014
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Journalism class speaks with Pulitzer Prize- winning reporter

By Olivia Schneider

Students in Professor Boyle’s ‘Development of American News Media’ class Skyped with 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner for ‘Explanatory Reporting’ David Finkel on Oct. 20.

Finkel, a reporter for the ‘Washington Post,’ spoke about his 2010 book “The Good Soldiers,” citing the eight months he spent in Iraq with the Second Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment of the Fourth Infantry Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division (2-16 for short) researching the content of his book.

The battalion, nicknamed the Rangers, was hesitant at first to embrace the ‘Post’ reporter, Finkel said. But over time Finkel became good friends with one of the soldiers, an occurrence that rarely happens when he is covering a story, he said.

Students listened to Finkel’s story and got the opportunity to ask the reporter and author questions, senior and Features Editor Tom Darcy said.

The Skype session took place in the MacPháidín Library’s new DisCo room, a space that replaced the old computer lab.

October 22, 2014
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Look up: Colleges nationwide are advertising

By Olivia Schneider

It is always a fun spectacle for college and university students to see the Google Maps car zipping around campus. Soon, students might be seeing drones flying around, too; not for Google’s use, but for the advertising of their higher-education institution.
Advertising photographer Pat O’Connor visited the Duffy Academic Center on Oct. 17 to take photos of the College’s news outlets, ‘SkyNews’ and ‘The Summit.’ He brought along his drone camera.

“I like it. In the fall it’s a great way to shoot scenic photos,” O’Connor said.

The drones started out as a toy for O’Connor, but he quickly incorporated them into his work.

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October 22, 2014
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Men’s Soccer Goes To Final Minute

By Ted Carbone

Stonehill Men’s Soccer took on Northeast-10 Conference rival American International on Saturday, Oct. 18. The teams both got to the ball early as they had a combined 14 shots in the first 30 minutes of play. Luckily for both teams, their goalies blocked them all.

In the 34th minute, after a corner shot by American International’s Juan Correa, Stonehill gained possession of the ball. Drew Montano would take a shot on the Yellow Jackets goal, but it was saved by AIC goalie Sebastian Tamayo. Before Tamayo could gain control of the ball, Skyhawks junior midfielder Richard “RJ” Aprile would kick the ball into AIC’s goal, putting Stonehill up 1-0.

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October 22, 2014
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The Reading Aloud Handbook

BY MIKAYLA SIEDENTOPF

In my recent education course, Reading Theory, we have been discussing the brilliant work and research done in “The Read-Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease. The book itself contains information so that parents and educators may become more aware of the benefits that reading aloud to children holds. The “Read-Aloud Handbook” also contains a giant treasury of recognized literature, recommended for children and adults. In this piece, I would like to give insight into some of the statistics on reading aloud, as well as information on successful tips for the parents of young children.

Many may ask: at what age should I start reading aloud to my child? The answer is – “If a child is old enough to talk to, she’s old enough to read to.” When teaching a child to read, it is important to remember; “the early reader should arrive at the skill naturally, [and] on his own.”

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