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Volume 91 (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

Men's Basketball Falls to Valparaiso in Second Game of Myrtle Beach Invitational

Basketball 11.17.18Men’s basketball falls to the Valparaiso Crusaders 64-53 in the second game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational as the Hawks were unable to have a lead in the game.

"Very tough night for us. You take your hats off to Valpo, I figured somebody would grab a hold of this game with two teams playing after hard fought games yesterday,” Head Coach King Rice said. “Kids come in and they're fired up and when you don't win that first one, this next game is so important. I think both teams started a little bit slow but they grabbed a hold of the game and once they did that, there wasn't much we could do."

In the first half, Valpo and Monmouth went back and forth early. After the game was tied at six all, the Crusaders went on a 7-0 run to take the 13-6 lead. They would lead as much as ten mid-way through the half before the Hawks brought it to within three twice in the second half, but Valpo went on a 9-3 run to finish the half, with the score being 29-23.

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Men's Basketball Falls to West Virginia in Opening Game of Myrtle Beach Invitational

Basketball 11.16.18Men’s basketball falls to RV/13 West Virginia Moutaineers 71-53 where the Hawks led for over eight minutes in the first half and as much as four points. 

Monmouth was up for as long as 8:12 and as high as four points in the first half, but West Virginia’s defense would anchor down, and they would lead by as much as 22 points in the second half. 

“I feel bad for my kids because their bodies are so big and strong and when you're dealing with West Virginia, they have one of the best strength training programs in college basketball and Coach goes that way to wear you down and I think my kids got a little tired with the physicality of the game,” said Head Coach King Rice. “But we battled West Virginia and I'm proud of that part. I'm not one of these guys that's into this 'Oh, we played them tough,' I'm trying to win the game. But when you're going against a Hall of Famer that's been doing it as long as him, you've got to take small victories. Being down six after we fouled them so many times in the first half to give them 25 free throws and only be down six, I think our kids did great tonight." 

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The Hunts at Monmouth University

default article imageThe Hunts performed at Pollak Theatre Friday night, October 26th, and it was like they had the whole campus whistling.

Compromised of five brothers and two sisters, The Hunts are a band from Chesapeake, Virginia who have been touring together for 10 years.

An indie-alternative-folk band having opened for O.A.R. and appeared at Austin City Limits, Red Rocks, Firefly, and Summerfest, The Hunts put on a spectacular show to a packed crowd, made up of attendees daring enough to come out on a stormy October night for an act well worth the admission.

Josh Hunt played acoustic guitar and sang lead vocals along with his sister Jenni on violin.

Their sister Jessi, who would have sang and played viola and banjo, couldn’t make this final show of the band’s current tour.

“We’ll go ahead and dedicate this one to her. Just because we look at her instrument and miss her” Josh reflected before the six siblings gracefully began “Peace Be Still,” an original by The Hunts.

The Hunts are also a one of a kind and fun band to sit and watch while listening to the night’s set, which was organized this particular night by Justin Hunt, the bassist and sixth of the seven siblings.

Jon Hunt, singing from behind the keys, ducked down behind his keyboard at one point, and some of the band thought he might have disappeared.

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The Old Man and the Gun Misfires

default article imageTo stick up and rob a bank in the middle of the day takes a lot of planning, poise, and confidence. Here you are in broad daylight, surrounded by dozens of witnesses, stealing thousands of dollars, and the police are just the push of a button away. The exhilaration you can get from robbing a bank is incomprehensible (I wouldn’t know, just take a look at my wallet.)

Then there’s the elderly Forrest Tucker, played by Robert Redford, who mozies on into banks across the country, and simply asks the tellers to give him some dough with his hand placed over his coat pocket. The tellers comply every time because Forrest is such a gentleman.

Before you steal from another bank Forrest, can I grab a pillow and a blanket? Because that sounds like the dullest heist I’ve ever heard of.

Yes, Forrest is an old dude who has robbed banks across the country with his two fellow senior henchmen. Set in the 80’s, Forrest and the crew have gotten away with their crimes because there are no cameras in the banks and they rob them with kindness.

The police have never followed up on cases related to Forrest, until he jacks the wrong joint in the town of Detective John Hunt, played by Casey Affleck. For the first time throughout Forrest’s career of stealing moola, Hunt plans to give this old man his medicine (well other than what he’s prescribed by his doctor to take.)

At 82, Redford has announced that this is the last film he will ever act in, which brings a near 60 year career to an end. The actor, director, and producer has made an everlasting impact on film with his legendary roles in classics such as The Natural, All the President’s Men, and The Way We Were. Redford is also responsible for the creation of the internationally known Sundance Film Festival, which showcases a variety of independent films, with some who gain enough recognition to eventually hit mainstream theaters or generate Oscar buzz.

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