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February 4, 2016
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Stories of H.O.P.E.: Selma, ‘A Nice Place to Live’

By Aisha McAdams

This past winter break I was fortunate enough to call Selma, Ala. my home for a week with 13 other individuals from Stonehill on a H.O.P.E. trip. “Selma, Alabama… A Nice Place to Live” is written across the water tower in town.

Just like a sample of cake in the display case of a restaurant that seems to be amazing and delicious you soon realize it’s just one of those old preserved ones from ten years ago with dust gathering between the crevices.

When we were young and February rolled around, we would celebrate Black History Month by writing “I Have a Dream” speeches and learning about how Martin Luther King, Jr. helped bring equality to African Americans.

We would learn about significant events and cases such as the countertop sit-ins and Brown vs. Board of Education that helped integrate the schools and cities, and the people that pushed for the right to vote. Continue Reading →

February 4, 2016
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Matt Brown ‘16 Perseverance Scholarship unveiled

Seniors celebrate the unveiling of the Matt Brown ‘16 Perseverence Scholarship at Brother Mike’s. Co-chairs of the Senior Class Gift Committee Erin Carberry and Cody Page announced the scholarship as the Class of 2016 gift alongside Matt Brown. Photos courtesy of Senior Class Gift Committee.

Seniors celebrate the unveiling of the Matt Brown ‘16 Perseverance Scholarship at Brother Mike’s. Co-chairs of the Senior Class Gift Committee Erin Carberry and Cody Page announced the scholarship as the Class of 2016 gift alongside Matt Brown. Photos courtesy of Senior Class Gift Committee.

By Stephen Conway

Matt Brown was stunned when he learned what the senior class gift would be this year: A scholarship bearing his name.

“When it came up in our legacy committee meeting, everyone was really shocked that we hadn’t thought of that sooner and it was something we all agreed on instantly,” senior Erin Carberry, co-chair of the committee said. “We were really nervous at first to ask his opinion and permission, but he was so grateful and honored and we knew this was what we had to do.”

“When Cody and Erin told me about it, I was speechless, and so humbled by it,” Brown said.

Cody Page ‘16 is the other co-chair. Page and Carberry had approached Brown about the idea prior to Christmas break.

More than 75 seniors packed into Brother Mike’s Jan. 21 to learn what the senior gift would be this year.

The Stonehill Legacy Committee revealed the Matt Brown ‘16 Perseverance Scholarship as their senior class gift, in honor of their fellow classmate, acknowledging his spirit, strength and ability that have inspired the Stonehill community. Continue Reading →

February 4, 2016
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Winter Storm Jonas does not stop Alumni Day

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 2.16.47 PMBy Matt Brown

Alumna Keri Gould ’15 was planning to attend this year’s Alumni Day celebration, but the five inches of snow dumped by Winter Storm Jonas halted her plans.

Gould said she was really looking forward to attending the celebration, but the chance of snow made it too risky.

“It was my first official Alumni Day. I had been back to campus during the fall, but this was going to be a time where all the alumni was together,” she said. “I was going to come down, I really wanted to, I just didn’t want to risk it with the snow. I didn’t know how much we were going to get and I didn’t know how dangerous it was going to be. There’s always next year.”

Although the winter storm prevented some graduates from attending, Alumni Day still went on. Continue Reading →

February 4, 2016
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Hoverboards not allowed on campus anymore

By Lauren O’Malley

Senior Zachary Wells planned to ride the hoverboard he got for Christmas at Stonehill, but it looks like he may have to wait until summer vacation to enjoy his new wheels.

During winter break, the ad- ministration sent an email to the Stonehill community revealing the College decided to ban the devices from campus.

“My dad was pretty mad at me after finding out I couldn’t bring it to school since I asked for one for Christmas and now I can’t even use it on campus,” Wells said.

Like Wells, junior Blake Stroman was thrilled when he got a hoverboard, but was disappointed when he found out he would not be able to use it to ride to class. Continue Reading →

February 4, 2016
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New policy allows first-year students to bring cars to campus next fall

By Nick Chiocco

Stonehill College recently decided first-year students will be allowed to have cars on campus beginning next fall.

After much discussion and consideration the College nally came to this decision last month.

Vice President of Student Affairs Pauline Dobrowski has already received requests from first-year students for permission to bring their cars to campus.

“Over the past several years, the college has seen an increase in the number of first-year students requesting to have cars on campus for many valid reasons such as medical reasons, on-going family commitments, off-campus jobs, athletic reasons or educational purposes, and given the fact that the college currently has the capacity to accommodate these additional cars, a decision was made,” Dobrowski said. Continue Reading →

February 4, 2016
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Stonehill College to host Dance Marathon

The Dance Marathon is meant to be "FTK," or "For The Kids." (Image Courtesy of Stonehill College Dance Marathon Facebook Page)

The Dance Marathon is meant to be “FTK,” or “For The Kids.” (Image Courtesy of Stonehill College Dance Marathon Facebook Page)

By Katelyn Rota

Students will put on their dancing shoes Saturday, Feb. 6, to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital.

Participants will begin dancing at 2 p.m. and will continue to jump and leap until 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

In addition to dancing, a number of other activities will be held at the event.

Participants can look forward to Zumba and yoga classes, a “Pie a Priest” contest, performances from Ruckus and Surround Sound, as well as refreshments from Domino’s and Daddy’s Dairy.

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February 4, 2016
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Stonehill H.O.P.E. group travels to Selma for service

By Emily Schario

While climbing to the top of Donahue or snagging an awesome internship are considered Stonehill “must-dos,” going on a H.O.P.E. trip is right at the top of many Stonehill students’ bucket lists.

This past winter break, four groups of students traveled across the United States for their H.O.P.E. trips, working with civil rights groups, indigenous communities, urban poverty activists and hurricane relief programs. Some groups traveled only a few hours away to New Jersey, while others crossed the country to Santa Fe, N.M.

With over 15 domestic and international locations, the H.O.P.E. program combines a mixture of cultural immersion, direct service and social justice education to engage members of the Stonehill community in cross-cultural service experiences.

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February 4, 2016
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Women’s track and field finishes first

By Lianna Jordan

The Stonehill College Women’s Track and Field program had a first place team finish at the Tufts Stampede this weekend.

Stonehill College Women’s Track and Field program is now ranked second in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II East Regional rankings.

Stonehill won the Tufts Stampede, which was made up of mostly Division III programs. The Skyhawks tallied a total of 173.50 points at the meet.

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February 4, 2016
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Stonehill Men’s Basketball snaps four-game winning streak

Carter Smith (left) lead Stonehill with 15 points against the Golden Knights Jan 30. Ryan Lo- gan (right) put up 12 with nine rebounds in the Skyhawks 69-53 loss. Photos courtesy of Stonehill Athletics/Bob Blanchard

Carter Smith (left) lead Stonehill with 15 points against the Golden Knights Jan 30. Ryan Logan (right) put up 12 with nine rebounds in the Skyhawks 69-53 loss.
Photos courtesy of Stonehill Athletics/Bob Blanchard

By Ian Vescera

The Stonehill College Men’s Basketball team lost a tough conference game to The College of Saint Rose Jan. 30, by a score of 69-53 at Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium in Albany, N.Y.

The Skyhawks jumped out to an early 10-6 lead as junior forward Ryan Logan scored six points within the game’s first five minutes. However, this would be Stonehill’s largest lead of the afternoon.

The Golden Knights responded by going on a 20-2 run, turning a four point deficit into a 26-12 lead with 8:27 to go in the first half. Four different players hit threes for Saint Rose during this stretch.

Saint Rose went into the half leading by a score of 38-27. Saint Rose’s junior forward Tyler Sayre scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the first half. For the Skyhawks, senior Daniel Brix paced the attack, leading all Stonehill scorers with eight first half points.

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January 26, 2016
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Students brace for harsh winter conditions

By Alex Hudson

More than 60 million people were affected by Winter Storm Jonas this weekend and many certainly did not walk away unscathed.

North Easton avoided the brunt of the storm, but Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Baltimore were not so lucky. According to USA Today the cities’ snowfall totals ranged from 17.7 inches to 29.2 inches. The blizzard ravaged the East Coast from Georgia to Massachusetts. At least 30 people were killed in snowstorm-related incidents in Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. More than 10,000 U.S. flights had been cancelled this weekend.

The weather in North Easton Jan. 25 is sunny with a high near 34 degrees Fahrenheit with light and variable wind, according to the National Weather Service. Compared to the coastal flooding in areas like New Jersey, North Easton’s weather is vacation-worthy.

However, many Stonehill students have shared their complaints of the harsh New England winters.

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