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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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October 22, 2014
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Student Spotlight: Matt Farrenkopf

 

By Tom Darcy

Q: What are you involved in on campus?
A: I work a lot with student activities, serving with SGA as the class of 2016 campus ministry rep., and I am on diversity committee. I work at the Phonathon in the Development Office. I work as secretary for Men Against Violence. I also spend a lot of my time working with different aspects of Campus Ministry. I am a H.O.P.E. participant (found out recently I am going to Tennessee in the Spring!), I work with the retreats, and I am one of the co-interns for Into The Streets. I really love the groups I work with at Stonehill.

Q: Last edition M.A.V. Vice President Joe McCabe talked about the club’s new quote campaign. How is the campaign progressing?
A: I’m very happy to say it has been a success so far. I was talking to my friend and boss, Nick Howard, recently after the most recent sexual assualt case, and he brought up the idea of running a program to show the community how much Stonehill men really care about this issue. I brought the idea of a quote campaign to the other MAV officers, Dean Kevin Piskadlo, and Vice President of Student Affairs Pauline Debrowski, and they have supported us from the beginning. Our faculty/staff quote campaign was a huge success and we’re excited to say we are now moving on to getting quotes from respected male student leaders. I’m very proud of the Stonehill community and how many have stepped forward to address such a serious issue, not just at Stonehill, but other colleges, too.

Q: In your opinion, what are the qualities of a “Stonehill Man?”
A Stonehill man does not just thrive in the classroom, but makes the effort to do the right thing out of the classroom, and in the real world.

Q: What has your experience with DFLI been like?
A: I think it’s been one of the most beneficial things I’ve been able to take part in so far in my Stonehill career. I’ve known for a little while now that I want to work in fundraising for higher education, so it’s been awesome to hear the behind the scenes aspects on what makes a good fundraiser. In my personal opinion, I think that to fundraise, you need a lot of heart, and when you hear all of the guest speakers, members of Advancement, the Annual Fund, and participants in the Stonehill Brockton Service Program speak, you can tell they put their whole heart and effort into what they do. Sarah Varadian, the head of the program, does a great job heading the program, and has really helped me realize that working in fundraising is a career I really want to pursue.

October 17, 2014
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Politicians visit Martin Institute

Healy (left) and Miller (right) are fighting for the spot of Massachusetts Attorney General. Photo by Olivia Schneider

Healy (left) and Miller (right) are fighting for the spot of Massachusetts Attorney General. Photo by Olivia Schneider

By William Pennington

 The Martin Institute at Stonehill College hosted the three candidates vying to be the next State Treasurer and two candidates vying to be the next Attorney General during two forums held last night.

The Treasurer’s forum was moderated by Rick Holmes of Metrowest Daily News and included Janet Wu of WCVB-TV Boston, Peter Kadzis of WGBH-TV Boston and Paul Crocetti of the Waltham News Tribune as panelist.

Current State Treasurer Steve Grossman is not running for reelection after an unsuccessful bid for Governor. Goldberg who defeated State Senator Barry Finegold and State Representative Tom Conroy last month in three way primary is running against Republican Mike Heffernan of Wellesley and Arlington resident Ian Jackson of the Green-Rainbow Party.

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