Take a Bow: Home Women’s Lacrosse Finale

HEMPSTEAD, NY — Spring has certainly sprung. Blossoming flowers were the first signal. Commencement is right around the corner and with it comes a bittersweet tradition: Senior Day. Sunday April 24th was Senior Day for the Hofstra women’s lacrosse team, as it was their final home game of the season. A must-win situation, the Pride…

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Hofstra Pride Softball bests UConn Huskies

HEMPSTEAD, NY– After splitting the first day, Hofstra (11-8) swept the second day of the three-team Hofstra Invitational on Sunday. The Pride boasted a tournament record of 3-1, beating St. John’s on both Saturday and Sunday. The University of Connecticut Huskies also finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. Saturday, UConn. won against the Pride,…

Hofstra Women’s Basketball Bounces Back Against Drexel

HEMPSTEAD, NY – Hofstra’s Women’s Basketball team won their 20th game of the season against the Drexel Friday night in the Mack Sports Complex, defeating the Dragons 61-54. The Pride was coming off of a failed comeback attempt in Delaware. Sophomore forward Ashuane Durant had a double-double for the Pride, scoring with 17 points and 17 assists. She also…

In Class Assignment: Cowboys 49ers

The Cowboys kick off to the 49ers to start the game #JRNL180 — Rachael Durant (@rachaeldurant) February 23, 2016 First play of the game is a gain of 5 for the 49ers #JRNL180 — Rachael Durant (@rachaeldurant) February 23, 2016 Elvis Grbac to Jerry Rice for 81-yards and a touchdown. 49ers up 6-0 #JRNL180 —…

Who won Twitter during Super Bowl 50?

By now, I’m sure everyone has heard that the Bronco’s defense the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24-10. Though the game had some fantastic moments, it was overall kind of a dud. It was not terribly exciting. Both Cam Newton and Peyton Manning had meh games. Newton…

Review: The Rumor

Life got in my way of keeping up my steady, one-book-a-week pace from earlier in the summer. This one is another book club selection. It’s called The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand. It was an easy enough read. It read like a beach novel. I was not underwhelmed or overwhelmed (though I hear you can be just…

Review: Perfect Match

I love Jodi Picoult books. After reading Nineteen Minutes earlier this summer, I had a desire to read more of her work. I love the way she writes characters, and how thoughtful her stories are. Basically, I have never met a Jodi Picoult book I haven’t liked. Perfect Match was no exception. If I’m honest, I…

Review: Luckiest Girl Alive

Another book club selection. This time, I found it. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll was a home run on my part. We haven’t actually had our discussion yet, so I don’t know how the ladies felt about it… but I loved it. It will definitely be triggering. I warn you ahead of time because I wish…

Review: The Girl on the Train

I joined a book club this summer! It is nice because it gives me ideas of what to read in-between the books I have picked out for myself. It consists of my mom, my aunt, my great aunt, and two neighbors. The first selection the group made (without me) was The Girl on the Train by Paula…

Review: Nineteen Minutes

I love Jodi Picoult books. I’ve read My Sister’s Keeper (MUCH better than the movie version), The Pact (also MUCH better than the movie version), and Picture Perfect. I always find myself weeping while I read, emotionally invested in the lives of these characters and hurting for their tragedies. Nineteen Minutes demanded my attention. It switches character perspectives so often,…

Review: Dark Places

I clearly love me some Gillian Flynn. I find her writing intoxicating. I had trouble putting this book down! (CAUTION: I might accidentally spoil something for you; I apologize in advance) Dark Places was AMAZING. The ending is insane. I knew it would be a twist, but I never would have anticipated this! The movie…

Review: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects is another Gillian Flynn book that I simply fell in love with, just like Gone Girl. Before you continue reading, I suggest not looking into the plot at all before reading this book. Don’t even read the back cover. Just jump in without any sense of what the storyline is. I found it to be…