A Successful Spring Weekend and the End of the Semester

Matt DiGiovanni

Who had a great time during Spring Weekend? I know I did! Since I became involved with The Charger Bulletin during my sophomore year, I used Spring Weekend as an opportunity to become a “member” of SCOPE for a weekend. I helped out with the setup for the concert on Thursday night, security and breakdown during and after the concert on Friday, and the carnival and load out of the gym on Saturday. It’s a lot of work crammed into a really short amount of time and the planning has been going on for a long time, so I think everyone should give SCOPE a big thank you for planning and executing everything! I would personally like to thank the entire student body for having a responsible and fun Spring Weekend with limited problems. At the concert on Friday, there were only a handful of really tiny issues with rowdy students and when I spoke with Ron Quagliani on Saturday during the carnival, he said that there weren’t many issues at all. It’s great to know that our student body here at UNH can party and have a good time while largely maintaining control!

Moving on to another topic entirely, as many (hopefully all by the time this issue is out) of you know, Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Military action on Sunday. This is a great step in the fight that has been going on for nearly ten years now; however, I have seen too many people bad mouthing President Obama for his address on the subject. The number one complaint I saw suggested that he was taking credit for the entire operation, which is plain not true. In his speech he clearly gives credit to the CIA and the small group of Americans that carried out the mission. The only credit that Obama took was directing U.S. intelligence to continue looking for Bin Laden and authorizing the mission; he never suggested that he ran into Pakistan himself to complete the mission. Regardless of my political beliefs, I think that the president of our country deserves respect. Folks need to sit down and have a good think before they go and get riled up over a speech that they took the wrong way or misunderstood. Don’t let a petty issue overshadow a great achievement.

To wrap up my final editorial of the year, I would just like to thank everyone who picked up a paper throughout the year. I hope you enjoyed what Joann and I, as well as all of our staff, produced. We work hard on The Charger Bulletin and do our best to create something great for the UNH community to read. That being said, I would really appreciate any feedback that any one has for us in order to improve the paper for next year, as both Joann and I will be returning as Assistant Editor and Editor-in-Chief!

If you have any input, don’t hesitate to send an email to [email protected] with whatever it is you think should be changed. I can’t make any promises, but if I can make the changes you want, I will. A few things I am already looking into for the Fall 2011 semester are rewards for the first student to complete the games in each issue and the inclusion of weather and horoscopes. There are a few more tricks up my sleeve, but I’ll let you know about those next year!

Another thank you I would like to put out there is to all of the graduating seniors on The Charger Bulletin’s staff. You have put some great work in this newspaper, and Joann and I, as well as the other managerial staffs that you have worked under, really appreciate it. Good luck in all your future endeavors!

Finally, for all the graduating seniors, good luck moving on in life. I hope you’ve enjoyed your time at the University of New Haven and I wish you the best of luck in your futures!

Good luck on finals everyone, and I hope you all have a great summer!