Freshmen off to flying start in first games

The transition from high school to college has not been an incredibly easy one for the freshmen on the men’s basketball team. “I think it’s pretty challenging because I’m like not playing the position I was in high school so it’s kind of hard transitioning from a point guard to a shooting guard,” said Doug Chappell ‘17 about adjusting to the college basketball atmosphere.

Stags get Senior Day win

​On Sunday Nov. 3, the Fairfield Stags field hockey team held their Senior Day and made the seniors proud with a 6-1 victory over the Brown Bears. This was their last regular season game and solidified the Stags with an 11-6 record. A consistent flow of both offense and defense led the girls to victory in this contest.
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Soccer coaches win big

In these past few weeks, Fairfield men’s and women’s soccer coaches, Carl Rees and Jim O’Brien, respectively, have made great accomplishments. Carl Rees notched his 100th MAAC win as a coach and Jim O’Brien finished the season as the first ever coach of an undefeated Fairfield women’s soccer team at home.
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Obstruction call is right, according to rule book

On Oct. 26, the World Series Game 3 between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals was tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. Since the game was in St. Louis, the Cardinals had a chance to win the game as they were coming up to bat. With Brandon Workman on the mound for the Red Sox, Matt Adams stepped up to the plate with an immense amount of pressure.

Women’s soccer win for seniors

​Last Saturday, the Stags women’s soccer team beat the Niagara Purple Eagles with a score of 4-0 on Senior Day. Ironically enough, all four of the goals were scored by freshmen. The four seniors, Sarah Frassetto, Jac Ley, Carly Beyar and Shannon Fay, and one graduate student, Nikki Stanton '13, played in their last ever home game at Lessing Field and helped their team clinch a winning season as well as an undefeated season at home. This is the first time such a feat has happened for the women’s soccer team.
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Adjuncts fight for their rights

A task force for adjunct professors at Fairfield was launched last year to examine the treatment of adjunct professors and other part-time faculty. This semester, it published results indicating that such faculty members have unstable employment and a lack of voice and respect due to their roles, compared to full-time faculty.
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Is music changing for better or for worse?

Who else is tired of hearing “Blurred Lines” and “We Can’t Stop”? So many songs that are currently played on the radio receive criticism for being overplayed and seeming so different from the sounds of a previous generation known as the late 1990s and early 2000s. So, let’s start by looking at the two most iconic pop figures of each decade.
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Women’s Rugby wins big

In the final match of the Reunion Weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fairfield University Rugby this past Saturday, the ladies notched a significant win against the visiting Hofstra team. With a vast number of Fairfield alumni in attendance, this Fairfield team did not upset and gave pride to the longest lasting club in Fairfield history.
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Field Hockey wins for a cause

This Sunday, the field hockey team edged Columbia University 4-3 as they improved to a 4-0 home record at University Field. Seniors Nikki McLucas, Hillary Fitts, and Shealyn Testa scored along with Felicitas Heinen ‘15 to lead the Lady Stags to their fifth straight victory and an 8-2 overall record.