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May 5, 2014
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FROM THE EDITOR

By Winslow Cilfone

When I drove on to Stonehill’s campus for the first time in June of 2010, I had no idea that these next four years would fly by so quickly. As an underclassmen, I would always hear the seniors say that senior year comes before you know it and then goes by just as fast. I remember thinking at the time that they were all just being dramatic. Now, I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I feel exactly the same way those seniors felt. This  year flew by and I didn’t start to realize it until recently. I can’t believe that I’m now one of the seniors complaining about how fast these four years have gone. I have so many great memories, but looking back I can’t believe that it was actually four years. At times, it seems as if those years were lasting an eternity but then everything becomes jumbled together and I feel as if it all occurred within the span of one year. I urge all underclassmen to enjoy your time here. Cherish every moment because even though you’ll have weeks with multiple tests and papers due and you’ll wonder why you’re here, it will all be worth it when you get to spend a night out with great friends or hang out on the quad. I find myself becoming especially nostalgic now. This is not only because graduation is 19 days away but also because spring has always been my favorite time on campus. I can’t stand the long drawn-out winters that we’ve grown accustomed to, so whenever spring rolls around, my spirits are instantly lifted. It’s awesome that we get to graduate in the nice weather but that’s also going to make it so much harder to say goodbye. Before I close my last editorial, I just want to take the time to thank everyone who’s had an impact on my time here from professors to supervisors to faculty and staff to my family and all of the great friends I’ve made. My Stonehill experience wouldn’t have been as meaningful if it hadn’t been for all of these people. So, good luck to all of the graduating seniors and everyone left behind here, especially my younger brother, Carmen.

May 4, 2014
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Gentile selected as student commencement speaker

By Lee Greeley

A couple of weeks before the try outs began for student commencement speaker, Antonino Gentile started to write his speech after a night out at Owen O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub. A good part of his speech still resonated with him the next day and, luckily, the ideas made sense.

He knew he wanted to try out after getting some advice from Lisa Richards in the Development Office, who graduated from Stonehill in 1999. Continue Reading →

May 4, 2014
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From the Office of Residence Life regarding the revised guest policy

This year a committee composed of representatives from Campus Ministry, Athletics, Community Standards, Campus Police, Academics, Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, and Student Senate met over the course of the year to review the College’s guest policy. This stemmed largely from conversations about what it means to have a guest on campus both for the host and the host’s roommate where applicable. This conversation was grounded in a reflection of our Catholic identity. We reviewed the guest policies of the other Holy Cross colleges and many other Catholic colleges in the regions as well as secular institutions. While some aspects of the other policies stood out to us, we decided it was most important to remain true to our identity as Stonehill and steered our work toward developing our philosophy statement on guests, followed by what it means to have a guest, and the procedure for doing so on campus. The chair of the committee, Kelly Treseler, assistant director of residence life, also met with the SGA Senate on three occasions to discuss the progress and receive feedback on the amendments.

The revised policy can be found on the SGA blog. Many of the main tenets of our original policy remained in place but were enhanced with some further descriptive language. An addition to the policy is that students must receive agreement from their roommate(s) to have a guest, and if the residents cannot agree, Residence Life is available to aid in this process. The committee also intentionally kept the policy gender-neutral to respect the rights and dignity of our LGBTQ students and others who may not identify with a particular gender. The language regarding cohabitation is extremely reflective of the past policy (that we do not permit it) and our enforcement of this policy will not include any forms of bed checks or restrictions on who students may register. Finally, we sought to be inclusive of our commuter population by stating that they do not need to register to be on campus overnight. The revised policy is currently under review by the College division heads.

 

Written by: the Office of Residence Life

May 4, 2014
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Students honored with life awards

By Liam Dacko

Proud parents and distinguished students gathered in the Pettit Atrium last Sunday, April 27 at the 2014 Student Life Awards ceremony to honor the achievements of individuals who have made a difference on campus.

The program opened with a brief speech by Stonehill’s alumni minister, Rev. Anthony Szakaly, C.S.C.

“Our goal [at Stonehill College] is no less than a world transformed by our graduates,” he said. “Today, we celebrate the intentional and compassionate contributions of these students.” Continue Reading →

May 4, 2014
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Seniors prepare for coastal send-off

By Tom Kazanowski

With the end of the academic year coming to a close, many Stonehill students will be taking the traditional week-long trip to Cape Cod.

As soon as finals are over, students flock to the Hyannis area where there are school sponsored and student promoted events throughout the week. Students tend to rent houses in the area or stay in hotels.

“A group of my friends rented a house in Hyannis for the week,” said Senior Lauren Dubois. “Last year we stayed at a hotel, but I am real excited for this last week with everyone.” Continue Reading →

May 4, 2014
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Curtin named Dean of Faculty

By Lee Greeley

Professor Maria Curtin of the Chemistry department always liked Stonehill as an Easton resident even before she started teaching at the college in 1993, her first experience in a career in education.

“I wanted to see whether I’d like teaching or not,” Curtin said.

Now, Curtin is the new Dean of the Faculty and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. She was offered the position on April 4. She has been serving as interim dean for almost two years. Continue Reading →

May 4, 2014
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Baseball rides late-season surge towards playoffs

By Brendan Murray

The arms of the Stonehill Skyhawks’ baseball team have the team poised for an improbable playoff run, as the boys from Easton have won nine of their past 11 games to surge to fourth in the Northeast Division of the Northeast-10.

The team has dominated the second half of April, using a timely winning streak even though their schedule was flooded with games after weeks of rainouts to start the season. Since beginning their 9-for-11 streak, the pitching of the Skyhawks has been phenomenal, dwindling to a conference low 2.35 ERA. Continue Reading →

May 4, 2014
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Lacrosse enters postseason with high hopes

By Matt Tardiff

The Stonehill women’s lacrosse team begins their postseason run on April 30 with a home game at 7 p.m. against Le Moyne College, to be held at W.B. Mason Stadium. The matchup against the Dolphins will be in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament, and the winner will travel to Garden City, N.Y. to face top-seeded and undefeated Adelphi University, ranked second in the country. Continue Reading →

May 4, 2014
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Halftime with the ‘House

By  Tim Culverhouse

With my last ever column in The Summit upon me, the struggle to discover a topic to write about was pretty difficult. What could I say? But when it came down to it, there is nothing better than writing about the greatest rivalry in sports: Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens. Two cities, the American center of hockey and the Canadian center of hockey that legitimately hate each other is what is so great about this rivalry. There is hatred in the history between the teams and that’s why this Eastern Conference semifinal series should be historic. Continue Reading →

May 4, 2014
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Stonehill embraces the technology boom with addition of Digital Media minor

By Mary Lee Mahony

Stonehill College is introducing an exciting new minor for the 2014-2015 school year– Digital Media Production.

With a new recording studio and television control room already in place this year, students will now be able to expand their talents through this new minor.

The minor will include cinema studies courses, production courses, a writing course, an internship, and a thesis. The minor will be offered to first, second and third year students next year. Continue Reading →