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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 →

March 31, 2014
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College brings in security consulting firm

By Liam Dacko

While students were enjoying spring break, school administrators were busy working to make Stonehill College a safer place.

For three days over the break, representatives from various campus departments met with members of an external consulting firm, D. Stafford & Associates, which specializes in safety, security, and law enforcement issues on college campuses. Representatives of the firm came to Stonehill to review campus policies and procedures. Continue Reading →

March 31, 2014
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Women’s basketball completes season in NCAA tournament

By Matt Tardiff

The final score (79-63) will not tell you how close the game was played. The point total for the Northeast-10 Player of the Year (15) does not reflect how difficult it was for her to get those points (38 percent shooting for a player who led the conference with 58.5 percent field goal percentage). The near-capacity crowd of 2,000 forgets to mention that Stonehill’s fan base represented well during spring break.

So exactly what happened on March 15, when the Skyhawks’ season ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament? Continue Reading →

March 31, 2014
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Young Skyhawks look to contribute

By Tommy Farrell

With a 25-25-1 record last season, the Skyhawks softball team looks to finish over .500 in their 2014 campaign. Even though Stonehill failed to get out of the second round of the Northeast-10 Championship with a 2-1 loss to the University of New Haven in 2013, the program is back where it needs to be.

Sophomore Megan Staudle, who appeared in all 51 games last season, believes the team can make a name for themselves. With only three seniors and no juniors, the youth of the team looks to gain experience this season. Continue Reading →

March 31, 2014
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Lacrosse alternates wins and losses

By Tim Culverhouse

The Skyhawks opened their 2014 season with a three-game Sunshine State swing, dropping two of three against Rollins College and Florida Southern College. Stonehill, ranked seventh in the country at the time of the regular season opener, fell to ninth-ranked Rollins 14-9, and 12-11 to 10th-ranked Florida Southern.

However, the Skyhawks were able to salvage one victory out of their Florida swing, knocking off Tiffin University 17-10 in between losses. Stonehill was paced by first-year Elizabeth Vetter, as she scored four times in the winning effort. Continue Reading →

March 31, 2014
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Stonehill to switch from eLearn to Blackboard

By Liam Dacko

Stonehill College is phasing out eLearn in favor of a new online learning management system.

After using the eLearn system for the past five years, the school is in the preliminary stages of introducing the campus to a program called Blackboard Learn 9.1.

The decision follows a recommendation by a learning management system evaluation team led by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Favazza and Informational Technology’s Chief Information Officer Tamara Anderson. Continue Reading →

March 31, 2014
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OPINION: The concept of home

By Brendan Mahan

With graduation burgeoning around the corner, I spent some time thinking about the concept of “home” during spring break while I was “home” in New Jersey. What is home? Well, that question really isn’t as easy as I originally thought. When you’re younger, the answer to this question always seemed so easy. Home is where you live. Duh. It’s where your parents or guardians, siblings and your pets all lived too. But as you get older and go to college, the concept of home starts to get a little trickier. Suddenly, you’ve got (at least) two places where you’re spending a lot of your time, and the lines start to get a little blurred. Continue Reading →

March 31, 2014
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OPINION: There is no shame in the truth

By Brendan Monahan

You’re laying in bed so that just your head is peeking out the top of your comforter, you just blew your nose for the 20th time in an hour, your chest is full of phlegm, and your sinuses feel like they may explode. Your roommate walks in…are you afraid to tell them you have the worst cold of the 21st century? Of course not! You gripe about everything under the sun until they are forced to leave out of sheer annoyance. You never even had the inclination to try and hide that you had a cold. Yet what if you were lying in bed under the covers because you were having a depressive episode? Would you so willingly admit this? Probably not: you would ensure your roommate you were just tired, that all was well, and then you would return to your hiding place, imploring those deep, dark feelings to be gone. Continue Reading →

March 8, 2014
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College’s Alcohol Task Force report – 65% of students binge drink regularly

By Winslow Cilfone and Connielyn Ramos

When it comes to drinking alcohol, college students are pretty heavy drinkers, studies show.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), 80 percent of college students drink, and half of that 80 percent, binge drink.

Binge drinking is defined when a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level reaches 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood (g/dL)—which is about four drinks for women and five for men in two hours. Continue Reading →