Dorms continue Christmas traditions

first_imgAs the semester winds down, many dorms come together to celebrate Christmas with different traditions.As part of its celebrations, Alumni Hall has a candlelight Mass each year. According to Alumni Hall president Matthew Krach, everyone wears formal attire to the Mass, which he says is well-attended.“Everyone wears suits and ties and dresses up, and usually it’s a standing-room-only Mass, so it’s pretty good,” Krach said. “We have this hanging Advent wreath near the altar, and for each Advent Mass we always have one of the shorter freshmen try and light the wreath with one of the lighters, and it always takes like five minutes for them to actually get it lit.”The dorm also hosts a Christmas party each year for those who have volunteered in the dorm during the semester.“We have a Christmas dinner for anyone who’s contributed to the dorm in any way, like any commissioners, or Eucharistic ministers or people who play in the band,” Krach said.In the days leading up to Christmas, Breen-Phillips Hall hosts its Christmas-themed formal and announces the winners of its decorating contests, according to Sister Mary McNamara, the hall’s rector.“In BP we have, usually just before Christmas, our formal dance, and the week leading up to the dance we have a gingerbread-house-decorating contest and a section-decorating contest,” McNamara said. “At the dance, at the end of the week, we announce the winner of the hall-decorating and gingerbread-house-decorating contests.”This year, Father John Conley, the Siegfried rector, contacted Sister Mary Jane Hahner, the Pasquerilla West rector, and the two dorms combined finances to decorate the tree between them.“[Conley] thought that it would be a wonderful welcome, pointing up to the two new dormitories too, and be … special for this time of the year for everybody,” Hahner said. “I thought it was great, our kids seemed to like it, and it just adds a little bit of Christmas cheer.”Pasquerilla West also lights the “Ugly Bush,” the bush in the roundabout in front the dorm, each Christmas as part of its community-building traditions.“We have to buy solar-powered lights, and because Indiana’s so gray, you have to charge them under lights [inside],” Hahner said. “Forty to 45 girls came out for the lighting, and we sang ‘Oh Ugly Bush, Oh Ugly Bush’.”Around Christmas time each year, O’Neill Hall hangs a wreath with an apostrophe next to it as a symbol of their hall, according to O’Neill Hall president Owen Lane.“The O is all around O’Neill,” Lane said. “The joke, or just motif, is everything that has an O, you put an apostrophe after it, so that’s definitely the most pervasive symbol for O’Neill Hall,” Lane said. “And so that, as a Christmas wreath, is perfect, especially when you consider — I’d say that we get into the Christmas spirit pretty well in O’Neill.”Edward Mack, former O’Neill Hall rector, said the wreath was purchased from Walsh Hall several years before he began working as rector in 2002.“The guys used to say that if you are flying into the South Bend airport, and know where and when to look, the wreath is so big you can see it from the air,” he said in an email. “I was lucky enough to see it from my flight once, and I have to say, I had tears in my eyes.”However, O’Neill Hall is not the only dorm to decorate for Christmas with a symbol of their dorm. Each year, McGlinn Hall hangs a shamrock, the dorm’s mascot, on the building’s side.“I think that when the residents of McGlinn wanted to pick their mascot, they just thought about the Irish and what they thought of was shamrocks,” hall president Jenny Richardson said. “I personally really like our mascot because I think it’s easily identifiable, and it really relates to Notre Dame.”Tags: christmas, dorms, residence hallslast_img read more

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The 21st Annual Blue Ridge Burn Trail Race

first_imgBlue Ridge Outdoors Magazine is proud to present the 21st Annual Blue Ridge Burn on Saturday October 8, 2016!Located in Nelson County, Va., not far from BRO headquarters in downtown Charlottesville, the Blue Ridge Burn is a 5K/10K Trail Race that covers a mix of rugged, rolling terrain in the hills of one of Virginia’s most bucolic settings. The Burn partners with The Festy, a three-day music, camping, and outdoor sports festival which is now taking place at the Nelson County Preserve, about 20 miles from its previous home on the grounds of Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. Come run and then stay for a whole weekend of festivities. This year The Festy lineup includes hosts and Festy founders, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Sam Bush Band, Abigail Washburn & Bella Fleck, The North Mississippi Allstars, and many more!Visit blueridgeburn.com for more information and to register now.burnWant to upgrade your Blue Ridge Burn race shirt? SAVAGE, the official apparel partner of Blue Ridge Burn and the Festy Experience, is offering exclusive BRB race wear, on their website savageultimate.com.last_img read more

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Read Across America Day gets students to open books

first_imgEducators say its important for young students to be excited about reading. March 2 is Dr. Suess’ birthday. Students at BOCES celebrated “Read Across America Day” by reading Dr. Suess’ work. “It gets them excited in what we are learning,” says Victoria Pipher, a teacher at BOCES. “Learning letter sounds and blending letter sounds – it gets them to want to read.” Activities at BOCES will be held through March 6 to highlight the importance of reading. Pipher says students need a reason to read in order to be interested in it. High school students stopped by to read the books to the younger students. (WBNG) — Children of all ages are coming across America to read Monday.last_img read more

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Take stock in past, look forward to future

first_imgSo as we look at the social and personal chaos in our government and society, we can see it as the distraction it is, keeping us from recognizing the lockstep order of the gang of wrecking balls in the Cabinet and halls of Congress that are systematically undoing everything done for our citizens since Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.  We’re seeing the largest economic gaps since the fall of the Roman Empire, and the Ugly American in charge is busy tweeting about trivial opinion chasms in our country and around the world.Whose fault is it?  If you mean “fault” as in San Andreas, it’s ours.  Fissures can be spanned. But not if you keep digging.Karen Cookson lives in Sharon Springs and is a regular contributor to the Sunday Gazette Opinion page.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation So at this particular beginning of the new year, taking stock of events is a good thing to do.A useful project is to write your own epitaph. Or your famous last words. Or your obituary.At least then it will say what you would like to be remembered for. Then give it to someone you trust.What are we grateful for?A family doctor who saw what was going on with the heart valve and immediately sent me to the best place possible, best hospital possible, and best surgeons possible.Neighbors who showed kindnesses beyond measure to help recovery.Friends who kept in touch and kept us laughing; nothing is better exercise than the internal jogging of a big laugh.   When nuclear wars and natural disasters actually seemed not only possible but inevitable, the national malaise of PTSD (Post-Trump Stress Disorder) began showing itself in alarming ways.I know a doctor who says that people get sick when and where they need to. You just have to look for clues.For example, a friend had surgeries on his neck and lower back for intense pain.The surgeries didn’t help.But as soon as he got divorced, the pain stopped, and the doctor said “Of course! You had a pain in the neck and a pain in the a**, and you got rid of both.” Think about how we speak of things in our lives — that we just can’t stomach something, can’t see it, won’t stand for it, can’t swallow it, carry the weight of the world (this from a friend with serious scoliosis).It makes me wonder about what it was that broke my heart and was such a pain in the tush it made a cancer there. Have to think about that.center_img Categories: Editorial, OpinionA friend on the West Coast turns to the obituaries every morning, first thing.If her name isn’t there, she makes a pot of coffee and begins the day.  When you get to a certain age, it seems as if folks you know are dropping like flies.This past fall was a particularly stressful one, with three major surgeries and a brush with the “C” word, so reading the obits was a regular thing. We rejoiced with those who made it to 100, or almost, and wondered at the young ones (well, younger than us) and what had gone wrong. It became a whole new way to look at life.With 2017 passing into history like the kidney stone it was, Year One of the current political fault lines stands out as one of the vastest chasms in recent memory.last_img read more

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Young buyers cast their eyes to a new suburb

first_img44 Ardentallen Rd, Enoggera.Enoggera may be most famous for being home to one of Australia’s largest army bases, but in the past two years there has been a quiet gentrification that’s sparked the emergence of million-dollar homes.Place Newmarket agent Ross Armstrong said the suburb was seeing a mass of activity as young families priced out of Ashgrove and Alderley looked for ready-made high-end alternatives.“A lot of people that can’t afford your Alderley or Ashgrove homes are moving into Enoggera, so a lot of the larger blocks are being subdivided and new contemporary homes are being built there,” Mr Armstrong said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The Enoggera discount could amount to as much as 15 per cent compared with similar homes in Ashgrove, Newmarket and other such areas, he said.“It’s a really good alternative, as the crow flies, we’re just 7-8km from the city,” he said.“There are a lot of jobs. There’s a Coles going into Alderley, which is on the fringe of the suburb. The army barracks continues to grow. It’s not far from Newmarket as well, where they are putting in cinemas.“Buyers want low-maintenance, high-end homes with the ability to put in a pool and they must be able to just move in.”Among homes sparking strong interest is 44 Ardentallen Rd in Enoggera, a four-bedroom, three bathroom, two car space home that’s open to offers of more than $1.049 million.“We’ve had 50 people through that one already,” he said.last_img read more

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Buyer wanted for exclusive Brisbane acreage estate just 9km from CBD

first_imgThis property at 385 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, is for sale.ONE of Brisbane’s most unique homes on a massive 3.2ha of riverside acreage is still up for grabs after being passed in at auction for $5.2 million.Marketed as ‘arguably the largest of parcel of land this close to Brisbane CBD’, “Cubberla Homestead” at 385 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, failed to sell under the hammer on August 18 despite attracting three registered bidders.But that’s good news for those who missed out on a prime piece of country living in the city, with the property back on the market with not one — but two — sale options. An aerial view of 385 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket.The eight-bedroom, four-bathroom house spans an incredible 1001sq m and was designed by architects, Cook & Kerrison, to look like a large ‘x’ from above.The four distinct sections of the home radiate off a central hub and comprise a parent’s wing, children’s wing, guest wing and once staff wing that’s now a two-bedroom, self-contained granny flat. Where tenants pay your mortgage Why buyers love this Brisbane home Domestic violence victims facing homelessness The pool at 385 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.For buyers looking for a smaller piece of real estate gold, the property is now for sale with the option of buying just 2ha of land, including the house, three-bay garage, 10-metre pool and floodlit tennis court, for offers over $4.5 million.The owners, Andrew and Georgina Woods — who are moving to the UK — are committed to selling and would be open to retaining the remaining land. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Open plan living at 385 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoRay White Rural (Queensland) principal Jez McNamara said the property had attracted 68 inquiries and 50 inspections during the sales campaign, generating interest from all over the state, as well as Sydney and Melbourne.“It’s very unique, and really appeals to people looking for that extra space and needing to be close to good schools,” he said.“You can’t compare it to anything else in Brisbane.”center_img 385 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket.As well as the main house, the property includes a separate building known as “Cubberla Cottage”.Mr McNamara said the house was built in 1957.“So, if you wanted to create a brand new home, there’s nothing stopping you,” he said.Fig Tree Pocket is 9km west of Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $1.095 million, according to property data firm CoreLogic. The view from the living room at 385 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket.last_img read more

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Haaland wins Player of the Month award after an hour on pitch

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Most Handsome Indian ActorsWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist “He’s unstoppable,” Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said. “It’s fantastic as a coach to have a player like that.” Among the nominees Haaland beat to the award were teammate Jadon Sancho and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. Read Also:Bundesliga: Haaland extends Dortmund tally to nine in six games Dortmund beat Manchester United to Haaland’s signature despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer — who coached the player at Molde — meeting the 19-year-old’s advisers in December, according to ESPN sources. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Erling Haaland has won the Bundesliga’s Player of the Month award for January despite having played just 60 minutes last month. Haaland failed to score at Leverkusen last weekend Nineteen-year-old Haaland, who joined Borussia Dortmund from Austrian side FC Salzburg in the January transfer window, played twice that month, scoring a hat trick on his debut against Augsburg and netting twice against Cologne. In both matches, the Norway international came off the bench in the second half. Since then, Haaland has scored four times in as many appearances.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bacolod monitors 23 for COVID-19

first_imgCHO Environment and SanitationDivision head Grace Tan said three additional PUMs who had history of travelfrom COVID-19-hit countries are now undergoing self-quarantine in theirrespective houses. Meanwhile, city poll officer JanAnthony Saril said voter registration at Commission on Elections Office as wellas satellite registration in this city has been suspended until March 31 aresponse to the growing threat to public health posed by COVID-19. Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, whochairs the city’s inter-agency task force against COVID-19, said the bodypassed a resolution mulling the postponement of the scheduled arrival of agroup of Japanese employers planning to hire workers from Negros Occidental. The suspension will take effectnationwide effective on March 10./PN The group includes 87 persons who willland at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City and proceed to neighboringMurcia town but will have accommodations in Bacolod City. They are expected toarrive on Thursday, March 12.center_img BACOLOD City – The number of persons under monitoring (PUMs)in this city for possible infection caused by the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) has risen to 23, according to the City Heath Office. Tan clarified that the city has nopatients under investigation (PUI) in any of the hospitals here. As of Tuesday afternoon, Familiaransaid the task force is still waiting for Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s finaldecision regarding their recommendation.last_img read more

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Osgood Ice Cream Social open to the public

first_imgOsgood, In. — The St. Peters United Church of Christ in Osgood will hold an Ice Cream Social Sunday, August 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be sloppy joes, hotdogs, veggies, chips, drinks, brownies and or course homemade ice cream. A free will offering will be accepted. The church is at the corner of Finks Road and County Road 700 North.last_img

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MLS clubs to submit plans on how players will come back for training

first_img Loading… These plans will be sent to the club’s medical staff and to a local infectious disease expert. Stringent testing will take place, while a player can only begin training if they have two negative COVID-19 tests, per Sky Sports News. read also:MLS teams allowed to resume small-group training The outlet claims that testing for MLS players will happen every 48 hours, which is similar to what leagues in Europe are doing. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The American League has been out of commission since March 12th due to COVID-19. Now they are looking to resume, as clubs must submit plans on how players will come back for training.Advertisementcenter_img Major League Soccer teams have been given the all-clear to resume training.last_img read more

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