Waking up alone in bed after a night of partying is a big relief for many students. There is no awkward goodbye, morning breath kiss, or the embarrassing walk of shame back to the room. Instead, it is the calls of shame that cause the embarrassment. Going through your cell phone the morning after a party can be even worse than the hangover that accompanies a night of drinking.

When speaking to Hofstra sophomore swingman Zygis Sestokas, the first thing noticeable is how much his English has improved. After a strong showing in the fourth place game in the Great Alaska Shootout, the Lithuanian's language is not the only facet he has improved in.

Old Dominion (5-1): The Monarchs have won three in a row and four of their last five. Of the wins, the most impressive one came against No. 8 Georgetown. The 75-62 win was Georgetown's its first loss in McDonough Arena in 24 years. The Monarchs also rolled over Florida Atlantic and Richmond.

Thanksgiving break, other than being a time to meet with family, give thanks and consume liberal amounts of stuffing, is also an opportunity for students to recharge their batteries in preparation for the final stretch of the semester. The break served the same purpose for the Hofstra Pride volleyball team as they took the time off to prepare for the NCAA Tournament which kicks off this Friday at 5pm at Penn State.

The Pride women's basketball team has come roaring out of the gate thus far this season, and with the help of senior leadership and a couple of big-time games, the team has made a name for itself. Co-captain Vanessa Gidden, Hofstra's top frontcourt player, is one of those seniors who is looking to make it happen this year.

There truly is nothing like a couple of Michael Vick middle fingers to his home crowd to embody the Thanksgiving holiday weekend...real classy guy. Now you must know why I'm such a big fan of him. Anyway, the Eagles started the post-Donovan McNabb era with a bang in Indianapolis-only problem is the bang was Joseph Addai shooting himself into the end zone all night.

After going 49 straight days without a vacation and with little relief from the stresses of classes, tests and school work, Thanksgiving vacation came as a welcomed and long-overdue break for most students. From the home-cooked meals, the reunions with friends and family, and finally being able to sleep past noon without worrying about missing classes, what's not to like about the holiday break? However, returning from this brief hiatus is where the challenge lies.

-A University student received a summons on Nov. 15 for possession of drug paraphernalia in Gronigen House. -A University student was issued a summons on Nov. 15 in Hague House for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. -A University student was issued a summons on Nov.

With the release of The Black Parade, it has become clear that Chemical Romance fully intends on continuing their domination in the emo-rock genre. What's different this time is that there's a tinge of hope echoing through the album. Many zealous fans were anxious that it would be difficult for the band to top their sophomore effort, the platinum Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.

If you're the type of person who spends time thinking about the deeper meaning of how Steve Nash plays basketball, or the cultural significance of all-female tribute bands, then this is the book for you. In Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas, the journalist and pop-culture examiner of the same name attempts to answer our most pressing questions about American culture.