Saint Mary’s students rebuild together

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Christin Kloski Saint Mary’s students participate in Rebuilding Together, rehabing housing and working in the South Bend community.me and skills, volunteers not only make a difference in the home itself, but they also learn how to collaborate with others and give of themselves in the process.”First-years Katie Long and Liz Mason said participating in this project allowed them to connect to members of the community and provided them the chance to give back for the support Saint Mary’s has from the neighboring areas.“The community here is so supportive and interested in what Saint Mary’s does,” Long said. “I think we need to show our thanks for everything they do for us.”“I think it is important to volunteer and take time out of your week to give back to your community,” Mason said. “Working hard with our fellow students on these homes for Rebuilding Together lets us do that.”First-year Emma Green said she recognizes the difference they can make through volunteer work in the community and why it is important to participate.“I feel like we live in a bubble here at school,” she said. “I want to experience what it’s like in the community we live in.”According to a college press release, Saint Mary’s has been participating in this program for ten years now, and will continue to offer participation to the students annually.Tags: OCSE, Office of Civic and Social Engagement, Rebuilding Together, St. Joseph County A group of Saint Mary’s students gathered Saturday to rehabilitate homes in South Bend as part of National Rebuilding Month, a month-long call to service. The Office of Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) hosted the community outreach event to clean up and beautify homes in the local community.According to a college press release, the Saint Joseph chapter of Rebuilding Together began in 1989 and each year focuses on a different area of the county. More than 75 Saint Mary’s students were stationed at four houses in the Olive Street and Lincoln Way West neighborhoods to complete tasks such as painting, cleaning, raking and planting at a home. The primary recipients of these home improvements are those who might not be able to physically or financially provide these changes on their own.Erika Buhring, director of the OCSE, said in the press release, “Rebuilding Together is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to make an immediate change in the lives of community members. By donating tlast_img read more

States stay execution

first_imgThe Boston segment of the Lake Shore Limited has been rescued by a complex deal between Amtrak and the state of Massachusetts which is designed to expand the operator’s non-passenger revenue. The train had been scheduled to be discontinued on May 10 owing to Amtrak’s on-going financial crisis (RG 5.97 p290).On April 28 a ’framework agreement’ was announced under which Amtrak will continue running the train in exchange for a new mail and express handling facility to be built by the state within its boundaries at Springfield. According to Amtrak, a final agreement regarding design, construction and a completion date was still under negotiation.The thrice-weekly Texas Eagle was saved from extinction on May 14 after the Texas state legislature agreed to extend a US$5·6m loan to Amtrak. Operated on a day-by-day basis without sleeping cars beyond its original termination date as the loan bill was passed, the St Louis – San Antonio train now has funding in place until September 30. The Salt Lake City – Los Angeles Desert Wind and the Portland – Denver Pioneer were however discontinued according to plan on May 10. H Following service trials on the Portland – Eugene route in Oregon between May 10 and May 18, the six IC3 Flexliner DMU cars currently on a two-year North American tour were placed into service on the Chicago – Milwaukee Hiawatha corridor from June 6 until June 29. olast_img read more

Out of the spotlight, it’s the ultimate experience

first_imgNow that fall is underway, it’s time for the the Trojan faithful to gear up and get their sports on. But lost amid all the (justified) hoopla over the USC football team, the buzz surrounding the untested men’s basketball team and articles covering the expected and continued dominance of both the men’s and women’s water polo squads is one team of Trojans that gets results without any national press coverage: the women’s ultimate frisbee team.Ultimate frisbee, a competitive team sport combining elements of football, basketball and soccer, is a club sport at USC. The women’s team — known as the Hellions of Troy — competes and trains on its own time, with little school funding and no athletic scholarship money. But despite being a relatively young program — the team was founded just six years ago, in the fall of 2003 — the Hellions have already proven themselves to be one of the best college ultimate frisbee teams in the nation.New Heights · The Hellions, USC’s women’s ultimate frisbee team, earned their first-ever berth into the national championship tournament last year with a record of 27-18. – Photos courtesy of USC women’s ultimate frisbee team Last year, the Hellions posted a 27-18 regular-season record en route to their first-ever berth at the invitation-only national championship tournament in Columbus, Ohio. With wins over traditional athletic powerhouses such as Arizona, Illinois, Colorado and Michigan State, the Hellions made a mark for themselves around the country — but they are still forced to work hard to recruit new players for this year’s team.“Recruitment is always an issue,” said Recruitment Chair Lauren Eng. “We’re running an intramural league right now to introduce new players to the game, and we’re going to start holding open practices next month.“Anyone can come out — most people come to [play] frisbee never even having played before college.”While the majority of players were former athletes in high school — soccer and track and field are the most highly represented former sports among members of both the women’s team and its male counterpart, the Ghettobirds — many players come to ultimate simply to meet new people and enjoy the social aspects of the club. Whatever their reasons for joining, most Trojans who start playing ultimate soon find themselves hooked.“It’s really great,” said senior Lindsey Cross. “You go out there to practices and to tournaments, and the people on the team end up becoming some of your best friends.”The team practices twice a week in the fall and spring, and travels to about 10 weekend tournaments each year. Though it’s not guaranteed, the Hellions have their sights on a return to the national championships this coming spring.“We graduated a lot of people, but we have a lot of talent coming back as well,” Cross said. “The rookies who’ve shown up already look very solid, and we’re always looking for more players.”last_img read more

Arsenal and West Ham joined by Italian giants in transfer fight for £8m star

first_img Oguzhan Ozyakup 1 Arsenal and West Ham have been joined by Inter Milan in the race for Besiktas star Oguzhan Ozyakup.The midfielder has been in impressive form this season and scouts from across Europe have taken notice.The 23-year-old spent four years at Arsenal as a youngster, before joining Besiktas in 2012 for around £500,000.The Gunners are keen on bringing Ozyakup back to the Emirates, while West Ham also have an interest as current boss Slaven Bilic worked with the Turkey international during his time at Besiktas.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Premier League pair now face competition from Inter Milan.Manager Roberto Mancini is determined to bolster his midfield options in January and believes he could snap up Ozyakup for £8m.last_img

Loved the Competition Against Arsene Wenger: Sir Alex Ferguson

first_imgLegendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he loved the competition with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger.”I loved the competition against you. We had some great times and it’s wonderful you’re getting this award tonight. So good luck, my blessing with you,” Ferguson was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News as Wenger was named a ‘Legend of Football’ at the annual Nordoff Robbins charity award dinner. The equally feted former Arsenal boss was celebrating his managerial career, after winning three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and seven FA Community Shields in his 21-year stint.Wenger and Sir Alex had some fierce run ins during their days at the helm.”The career you had as a manager at Arsenal was absolutely fantastic – an absolute legend,” said Ferguson who himself has been a past recipient of the ‘Legends of Football’ award. arsenalArsene WengerfootballManchester United First Published: October 8, 2019, 11:58 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more