Battle the Drunchies, Save Your Waistline

BY KATE HALLER // NOV. 17, 2014 //

It is that time again. The cold weather is back, the holidays are upon us, and everything is seemingly pumpkin spiced.

Fall is officially here, and so we think we have every excuse to eat processed sugar and stay bundled up in bed. But like everything, comforts should be enjoyed in small doses.

Everyone knows that alcohol consumption isn’t the only place “party” calories come from. In fact, it’s the “drunchies”—drunk munchies, that is—that hit your waistline the hardest. It’s the late-night pizza, or the fried food the morning after.

When the weather gets cold, we tend to stay inside more. And when we’re inside, we tend to eat and drink more. The key is to do so wisely, so you don’t plump up like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Next time you are at a grocery story, pick up a few things to replace your next drunchie fried chicken feast. Try nuts and dried fruit. Or, if you are craving a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich, try an egg white omelet with vegetables.

For those nights when you get home and want a pint of ice cream, pick up some frozen yogurt to keep in your freezer. Lastly, stay hydrated. Drink lots of water, and stay away from Gatorade and sodas. They’re loaded with sugar.

If you must treat yourself, enjoy an occasional hot cocoa. I’m sure you can even get it pumpkin spiced!

 

 

 

College Fashion 101: Everyday (Guy Edition)

BY COURTNEY LEE // OCT. 22, 2013 //

Just because it’s fall, that doesn’t mean guys should wear sweats every day. If girls can wake up a little early and make themselves presentable, so can you.

Guys, check out the following tips on how to stay comfy while still looking stylish and handsome.

Monday
Just like in my last blog, let’s start the week off strong with a determined look. I would suggest a fitted pullover sweater, a nice leather jacket over it and some fitted jeans and casual dress shoes—maybe Oxfords.

Tuesday
Let’s say Tuesdays are your lazy and slow days, so you don’t want to get too dressed up but you still want to look presentable. How about a comfy yet sporty jacket? Just match it with some nice fitted jeans and a black boot and you are ready to go.

Colorful sweaters, like these by Ralph Lauren, can make any guy both warm and stylish.
Colorful sweaters, like these by Ralph Lauren, can make any guy both warm and stylish.

Wednesday
It’s the middle of the week, the weekend is getting closer and you are getting excited. Bring that excitement into your outfit. Go a little bold today! How about an over-the-top sweater with some black skinny jeans? Pick a color from your sweater and find shoes that match. You are sure to stand out in a crowd—but in a good way!

Thursday
Thursday is my busy day, and it might be yours, too. Try something that is trendy but comfortable. A

with a black jacket on top of it sure would look great. Add a pair of black skinny jeans and black Oxfords, and you’ll look like you just stepped of a runway.

Friday
I believe that on Fridays you can wear whatever you want. Even I participate in “bumming it Friday.” For some comfy sweat clothes, you can’t go wrong with Old Navy. They have a ton of awesome sweats that are comfy and inexpensive. Be sure to look out for their sales because they have a lot of them.

Take these suggestions, add a little twist to fit your style, and you’ll be looking fine real soon.

Fall Fun Around Curry

BY NICOLE BEAL // OCT. 12, 2012 //

Even though the weather is getting colder, there’s still plenty happening on and around the Curry campus.

Go Natural

The Blue Hills hiking trail is a great way to get outdoors during the fall. // DEVIANTART.COM //

With the leaves currently changing color, and weather not too cold, it’s the perfect time to go hiking. The Blue Hills Hiking Trail is about a five- to 10-minute walk from campus. It is a beautiful walking trail that brings you through the hills and woods of Milton, as well as a few other cities around here. There’s also a chair lift there that will take you to the top of the hill, where a weather observatory is located.

So, whether you want to hike for exercise or to just admire the beautiful scenery, Blue Hills is a good place to visit if you have the time.

Clubs

I always see commuters going home after their classes are over, but a number of commuters are looking to stick around on campus.

The new Commuter Club is a group that looks to build community, friendships and tackle some issues on campus specific to them. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Student Center’s Gray Meeting Room (2nd floor) at 5 p.m. It’s a good opportunity for commuters to meet people in similar situations and discuss some issues that anyone might be having.

Move It

If you like dancing and want to learn something new, you’ll enjoy what Curry is serving up this fall. The World Dance Master Class series is different forms of dance, from belly dancing to classical ballet. People who are experts in those types of dance will come in and teach you.

On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., classical ballet specialist Anna Myer will be at the ARC’s dance studio on the campus’ south side. Myer has her own dance group and will share her dancing knowledge with Curry students.

Future guests this semester include dancers who will perform Cambodian classical dances, Indian classical dances, and West African dances. You think you have moves…come check these folks out!

There are plenty of things to do on (and off) Curry’s campus; it’s just a matter of taking advantage of what’s available.

 

Curry’s Homecoming and Family Weekend Takes Center Stage

Curry’s Homecoming and Welcome Weekend starts on Friday, Sept. 21. // PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY COLLEGE //

BY NICOLE BEAL // SEPT. 17, 2012 // 

I’ve heard a lot of people say that there’s nothing to do on campus.

That should change this weekend. The campus will be overflowing with different events because Homecoming and Family Weekend runs from Sept. 21-23. That means there will be sports to watch, a faculty and family breakfast, as well as other social events to attend.

Friday night is all about football. Your Curry Colonels face off against M.I.T., which will kick off Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Curry (1-2) earned its first win of the season this past weekend, defeating Westfield State University 34-27. Junior quarterback Kevin Fruwirth, who was 30-for-47 passing for 290 yards and three touchdowns, was named the New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

There’s no doubt that Saturday will be full with everything that is going on. The day starts with the family and faculty breakfast. The breakfast requires an RSVP, which you can do online through the MyCurry portal. Breakfast will run from 9:30-11 a.m.

After eating, head over to the turf to watch the women’s soccer team face Wentworth at 11 a.m. A women’s tennis match against Endicott follows at noon. The men’s soccer team, which is off to a 4-2 start, will square off against Wentworth at 1:30 p.m.

One of the main events of the weekend should be the Fall Fun Fest, taking place at Westhaver Park and the Student Center. There will be music performed by an alumna, Lisa Bello, who graduated in 2004. There will be a place to carve pumpkins, eat candy apples and spend a lot of quality time with friends and family.

The Improv Show will cap off a fun-packed Saturday. It takes place in the Keith Auditorium will run from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets do come at a price, though. It costs $10 for one individual, or $25 for a family pack of four tickets. There are a limited amount of tickets being sold. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on a link at the bottom of the Saturday schedule for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

On Sunday, the morning will start off with the Colonels Fun Run. Registration starts at 10 a.m., and your $10 fee will go toward the Mosi Tatupu Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can walk or run the two-mile, cross-campus event for a good cause.

Just because you hear there isn’t anything going on around campus doesn’t mean it’s true. Have fun during the 2012 Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Starting with a Bang

BY KEVIN DIFFILY // SEPT. 14, 2012 //

The fall season is always an exciting time for Curry College athletics. Whether your interest lies with the football team, men’s or women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, or cross country, there is always plenty of enthusiasm at the beginning of each season.

Junior Tyla Miller and the volleyball team are off to a fantastic start. // COURTESY OF CURRY ATHLETICS

This year, the women’s volleyball team has taken everybody by surprise and gotten off to a hot 6-1 start. The Colonels defeated Becker College last night, 3-0, behind sophomore Hannah Robinson’s 20 assists and sophomore Courtney DiBiasio’s 17 digs. Last year’s team finished with just four wins all season and a 4-19 overall record.

The fact that this squad has put together such a terrific run to start the season is an unexpected delight. The team will look to build on its current success when league play starts at Eastern Nazarene College on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The men’s soccer team has also enjoyed a strong start, jumping out to a 4-1 record. After losing 1-0 to Massachusetts Maritime in the season opener, the team has won four consecutive games. The Colonels will begin league play at Nichols College on Sept. 15 (2 p.m.).

The team is back at home Tuesday, Sept. 17, against Newbury College (7 p.m.). Senior Eric Guglielmello has led the way with 5 goals and 2 assists—recently earning Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Week honors—while senior Nick Lawless has added 4 goals and 1 assist. Goaltenders Andrew Knighton, a freshman, and Nick Barber, a senior, have similarly been fantastic, with just seven goals allowed through five games.

The women’s cross country team also impressed in its opening meet of the year, the Massachusetts Maritime Invitational. The team placed third at the meet thanks in large part to top-10 finishes by freshmen Megan Erickson (third, 20:46) and Leigha Sweeney (sixth, 21:04). Senior Shannon Wallace and sophomore Jessica Leary placed in the top 20, at 16th and 19th, respectively. A full report can be found on the Curry sports Web site.

After starting the season with a pair of tough, one-goal losses, the women’s soccer team has won its last two games to even its record at 2-2. After a 4-14 season last year, the team will look to build on its previous two results when it begins conference play at Nichols College on Sept. 15.

Women’s tennis is also off to a 2-2 start, and has split its two Commonwealth Coast Conference matches for a 1-1 record. After a disappointing 9-0 loss to Roger Williams University on the road, the Colonels won a spirited 8-1 match over Salve Regina in its league home opener. The team hosts Colby-Sawyer College on Sept. 18 in a non-conference matchup.

Finally, the football team has begun the year on a bit of a dull note. The Colonels lost their first two games to start the year, a frustrating setback for a squad that was looking to start the year in a bright way. Identical 17-7 losses to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Fitchburg State University have the team off pace, but conference play hasn’t started yet and the team can remain optimistic. The Colonels host Westfield Stat University on Saturday, Sept. 15 (1 p.m.) and open league play against M.I.T. at home on Sept. 21 (7:30 p.m.)

Quarterback Kevin Fruwirth has attempted a whopping 102 passes through the two games, completing 53 of them. Wide receiver Skubie Mageza has been a favorite target, with 19 catches for 147 yards and 1 touchdown.