Who’s Who? - Jay Govoni
What exactly is the role of a Resident Director?


The biggest roles of an RD are to supervise a staff of Resident Assistants, oversee the dayto-day activities and maintenance concerns of the residence hall, uphold the policies of the College, and to attempt to be present to meet the needs of students in the residence halls.
What is your favorite part of being the RD for Memorial-Shields?

lege, I took a trip out to San Diego and went to two Padres games. I loved the area and adopted the Padres as my favorite National League team. I never fell in love with football and though I loved high school hockey, I never got into the NHL until I got married and my in-laws (a huge hockey family) got me into the Bruins and Penguins.
What are some of your hobbies?

Jay Govoni (‘02).


My favorite part of being an RD is the ability to be involved daily in the lives of residents and to offer continual encouragement, guidance, and accountability. Plus, who would not like a job where you can also play a ton of table tennis and wiffle ball while connecting with students?
Tell me a little about your sports interests and favorite teams and how some of those came about.

I enjoy scrapbooking and playing games such as Farkle, Chicken Foot, Yahtzee and Scattergories.
Do you have any special collections?

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I enjoy collecting t-shirts of baseball teams that I have seen in other states, hanging up posters of music concerts I have attended, and scrapbooking the ticket stubs to the aforementioned baseball games and concerts.
What is something unique about you?

Jay Govoni graduated from Eastern Nazarene in 2002 as a Business Administration major. Govoni is currently the Resident Director of Memorial and Shields Hall. He is married to Kara Govoni and is the proud father of six-month-old Carter Govoni.

I did not grow up in a family that loved sports outside of my mom and great Aunt loving the Red Sox. I quickly took on a love of baseball and the Red Sox. In 6th grade, a friend of mine wore hats of different Chicago teams, including the Bulls, and got me into basketball and I became a huge Bulls fan. After col-

I have been known to yell random words in malls, movie theaters and the ENC cafeteria. But of course, those days are a thing of the past.

Celebrate Easter
come together as a church to honor the rebirth of our Lord for the whole weekend, not just on Sunday. Although it might be challenging to market more interest in Easter, it may be important to remind ourselves why we are celebrating it and give it more of the attention that it deserves from us. “I think it’s a good reminder of what Christ did and who He is, even if the actual holiday celebrations don’t really reflect that at times,” said Timmy Greene, a freshman religion major, who seems to disagree with Santos. “If you’re mindful about what the holiday represents, it can be a good reminder. My family and I usually spend Easter with extended family and friends and do the whole Easter Egg Hunt and dying eggs. All that good stuff.” Sometimes people feel melancholy about Easter, added junior Charles Brecht, but he also said that, “it’s a celebration of Jesus rising from the dead, which is pretty much the central focus of Christianity. It should be a happy time and shouldn’t be treated solemnly.” Easter is a weekend full of fun and excitement, and Jesus should be the focus throughout that time spent with loved ones. It is one of the most important, if not thee most important holiday for Christians; it marks the forgiveness of our sins and the defeat of death itself.

Eating on the go
Staff Writer

Easter display.


Staff Writer

It’s Easter morning; a warm spring sun lifts up and pours into the living room. Plastic eggs filled with candies and loose change cover the popular areas of the house, hidden in obvious places, and the children jump out of their beds to fill their baskets with small presents that a giant bunny supposedly left for them the night before. However, even with all of the plastic egg hunts and senseless devouring of candy, is this holiday receiving the attention and celebration that it deserves? “As Christians, I think we should make the entire weekend one of the biggest holidays,” said Daniel Santos, a freshman religion major. “We put so much emphasis on Jesus’ birth because it’s a marketable season, but because of this Easter is undercelebrated; we celebrate Palm Sunday more than we do Easter.” Santos thinks that we should put more effort into the celebration of Easter, and that we should

Furthering your education means immersing yourself into more things. For college students, balancing class schedules, extra curricular activities, work, and a social life all make it hard to also balance a diet. Although students have access to the cafeteria, their overloaded schedules may not permit them to eat during open hours. Even if they can, knowing how to balance the right amount of nutrients per plate can be baffling. “For many young adults in college, this is the first time they are living on their own. Practicing healthy habits now is great for a lifetime of great health,” said Robyn Kievit, nurse practitioner and dietician at Emerson College. “Acclimating to a new environment and city presents challenges in where to find healthy low-cost items to fuel your body, but grocery shopping has a strategy to it and saving can still be found in cutting coupons.” Kievit issues tips to Emerson students on how to navigate either a convenience store or market for prepackaged foods to travel with. Reading the nutritional facts label is the first step in determining whether the food offers any nutritional value. Kievit says to make sure the caloric value is under 500 and fat grams do not exceed zero. She also warns of sodium levels, which should be between 300 and 600 in frozen or prepackaged foods. The ingredients label indicates whether the food has been made naturally or has been injected

with preservatives or additives. Most foods with the least amount of ingredients are the better, according to Kievit. Packing snacks and eating every three to four hours prevents over-eating at meal time and also helps stabilize blood sugar levels, according to endocrinologist and metabolic specialist Eva Cwynar, M.D., author of “The Fatigue Solution: Increase Your Energy in Eight Easy Steps.” She claims there is a difference between watching calories and eating for energy, with people not understanding that the body needs nourishment to fight fatigue. Fatigue is an illness, and there are ways to fight back. While healthier snacks enhance the diet, they can also enhance the bank account as well. “It always just seemed easier for me to eat out,” said senior James Rich. “It becomes very expensive, but I try and eat healthy as much as possible.” Rich trains competitively year round for tennis tournaments in the Northeast and finds most of his caloric intake from restaurants in the Quincy area. For students able to make it to the cafeteria or those that eat at the various restaurants around town, Kievit has more advice to help focus on essential nutrients. Kievit recommends following her plate rule, which consists of quartering the plate in categories of carbohydrates, protein, fruits, and vegetables. Learning how to eat healthy may not be a class taught by a professor, but it remains an essential part of protecting life’s precious gift: the body.

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