Saint Mary’s seniors celebrate last week on campus

first_imgErin Rice At Saint Mary’s, Senior Week activities sought to commemorate the tradition and rich sisterhood of the College.Vice president of the senior class Lauren Osmanski said the week kicked off May 8 with a Yacht Dance in Chicago. The Yacht Dance was a new addition this year because the senior class raised a surplus of money, she said.After the dance, official events resumed Monday with an alumnae brunch at 11 a.m. in Noble Family Dining Hall. Later in the afternoon, seniors departed for Chicago again to attend a Chicago Cubs baseball game.Osmanski said the senior week activities incorporated some new events and some traditional ones to help seniors say goodbye to the College.“I hope that the students can end Senior Week believing that they were able to give Saint Mary’s a proper goodbye,” she said. “Our Senior Week is designed to bring the seniors to campus and visit all best spots on campus and just enjoy the campus as students before they leave.”Wednesday, Osmanski and the senior class council planned a scavenger hunt on Library Green and field day activities on Dalloway’s Green, ending the evening with karaoke in Rice Commons.Seniors were able to leave a physical mark on campus with handprint painting in the Le Mans tunnel Thursday.“Every Saint Mary’s student has walked through that tunnel, and placing our handprints in the tunnel is a great way to leave Saint Mary’s knowing that we are leaving something behind,” Osmanski said.The Le Mans Bell Tower was open for seniors to explore Thursday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the Opening of the Circle ceremony began at 3 p.m. Closing of the Circle happens during first-year orientation, and Opening of the Circle signifies the way students are sent forth from Saint Mary’s campus and into the world beyond after graduation, Osmanski saidThis year at the Opening of the Circle ceremony seniors will be presented with letters written during the Senior Letter Writing Project, Osmanski said.The Senior Letter Writing Project is a new tradition Osmanski said she hopes will carry on to the future. The project has allowed students, faculty and family members of the class of 2015 to write letters to individuals in the graduating class.Senior class president Tori Wilbraham said the project began as a way for members of the senior class to show gratitude to one another and to the Saint Mary’s community.“Our hope is that the Saint Mary’s community will take a few minutes to say thank you to one another for their presence and influence during their time at Saint Mary’s,” Wilbraham said. “I think writing letters is such a beautiful way to preserve a feeling or relationship.”Senior Nora Clougherty participated in the project and wrote letters to her peers.“I have written letters to all of my friends who have impacted my life, even if it was a small memory we shared,” Clougherty said. “It has been so great to relive memories and let people know the impact they have made in my own life.”Clougherty said she also hopes other classes adopt the letter writing project as part of their Senior Week festivities.“This project is a great way for friends, family or professors to let the seniors know what a big impact they have made or to let a senior know how much they mean to them,” she said.Tags: Commencement 2015, saint mary’s, Senior Letter Writing Project, Senior Weeklast_img read more

John Leguizamo to Lead New AMC Comedy Series

first_img The untitled comedy, loosely based on Laguizamo’s real-life three best friends, will follow a group of men in various New York boroughs as they wrestle with careers, relationships, family, ambition and getting older. Leguizamo will co-write the project with Sal Stabile. The Klown takes to the screen again! AMC will announce its upfront slate shortly and Deadline reports that one of its expected projects will be a series starring, penned and executive produced by Tony nominee John Leguizamo. Leguizamo last appeared on Broadway in Ghetto Klown, his one-man show which recently aired as an HBO special. He garnered Tony nominations for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play for his one-man show Freak. His additional Broadway credits include American Buffalo and Sexaholix. His many film and TV appearances include Ice Age, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and ER.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Who Is the Hottest of Them All? Readers Choose Broadway’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2014

first_img 1. RAMIN KARIMLOO Jean Valjean in Les Miserables People’s Sexiest Man Alive list is great, but we’re curious—how do they pick which guys come out on top? We didn’t get our ballot this year (and if we did, we would have voted for Neil Patrick Harris). Hmm, it must have gotten lost in the mail. Maybe next year, People? Anyway, with so many handsome gents on the Great White Way in 2014, it seemed only fair to crown Broadway’s Sexiest Man Alive…chosen by you! Broadway.com readers ranked their top ten picks for Sexiest Man Alive on Culturalist, and hundreds of fans cast their votes. Here’s how your favorites stacked up! 9. DANIEL SUNJATA Michael Astor in The Country House 6. ADAM JACOBS Aladdin in Aladdin 2. HUGH JACKMAN The Man in The River 7. EWAN MCGREGOR Henry in The Real Thing 5. WILL SWENSON Javert in Les Miserablescenter_img 4. ANDY MIENTUS Marius in Les Miserables View Comments 10. MICHAEL C. HALL Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch 8. JAMES SNYDER Josh in If/Then 3. BRADLEY COOPER Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man  last_img read more

Feasting on the status quo

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Anthony DemangoneThe “status quo” is powerful.  Extremely so.But why is that? What makes the status quo such a strong force?I think it is because so many people are invested in keeping things as they are.  Many people and companies feast on the “status quo.”Your vendors don’t want you to change. Many of your colleagues don’t want you to change.Change threatens stability. It threatens contracts. It threatens paychecks.The status quo? It provides a road map. Boring as it is, tomorrow will look like today. Most of us have made peace with today.Change? No one can say what a different tomorrow will bring. Could it be better? Could it be worse?So those who are invested in the status quo will whisper in the corners. Easy does it. Let’s just tweak this. Or that. Don’t rock the boat. continue reading »last_img read more

Why experts say you shouldn’t be concerned over short-term stock market changes

first_imgBinghamton University professor, Dan McKeever, told 12 News these three to four percent drops are relatively common. Even with these drops, he said the markets have increased by about 10-percent every year since the financial crisis of 2008. McKeever said because of its volatile nature, the stock markets are extremely difficult to predict, making it almost impossible to know when to truly make a move. Outside of people who may be closer to retirement, Professor McKeever suggested investing for the long run, which would make you less susceptible to short term drops like the one today. “If you are an older person or an older investor who’s closer to retirement, this may be a good time to contact your financial advisor and say, what’s my level of risk here,” McKeever said. “Should I be looking for safety given that I have so few years of earning left to protect this portfolio?” He said while most people have nothing to really worry about, there is one group that should take a second look. The answer for whether you should be concerned or not depends on how old you are and how much you have invested in the markets, but for most people, this is no time to panic. “I don’t think about it in terms of percentage drops, I think about it in terms of fundamentals. If you see that companies are failing to earn money, forget where there stock prices are today, but if you see that companies aren’t profitable, that’s when you get concerned,” he said. “Right now I don’t think that there’s any reason to be concerned about the profitability of companies.” (WBNG) — Stock markets dropped three and a half percent on Monday, largely due to fears over Coronavirus, but what does this really mean for you at home? He also said not to make decisions on shock value alone.last_img read more

Ralph Hasenhuttl stunned by Southampton’s potentially table-topping form | Football News

first_imgBut following a run of four victories from their last five outings, Hasenhuttl’s side are on the brink of a small piece of history.“If you told me this would happen before the season, I would say you are a little bit stupid,” said Hasenhuttl. “We are lucky that we play Friday evening because it gives us a great chance.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Friday 6th November 8:00pm It is 32 years, when Southampton were managed by Chris Nicholl, that they could last regard themselves as top-flight table-toppers. 3:09 Hasenhuttl will be without Danny Ings for the visit of Newcastle after the striker underwent surgery on a knee injury. The England international, who has scored five times this season, is set to be sidelined for at least one month.In his absence, Theo Walcott and Shane Long are in contention to spearhead Southampton’s attack alongside Che Adams.Hasenhuttl, 53, added: “Whoever gets the chance to play should know this is a big chance and grab it because we now have four to six weeks without Danny.“We need somebody who gives us alternatives, and who gives us the best opportunities for what we demand – we will take a decision from there.” Ralph Hasenhuttl admits he could have never predicted his Southampton side’s potentially table-topping form before the start of the season.Victory against Newcastle at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday Night Football, live on Sky Sports, will see the Saints spend at least a day at the top of the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.- Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Southampton’s win against Aston Villa in the Premier League Kick off 8:00pm preview image It caps a remarkable 12 months for Hasenhuttl after his side were thrashed 9-0 by Leicester last October and facing up to the prospect of a relegation dogfight.But they went on to finish a credible 11th and head into Friday’s fixture fifth in the division after their opening seven matches. However, Hasenhuttl is refusing to get carried away with his side’s encouraging early-season form.“I have seen so many teams in the beginning of the season being top of the table and near the top, and then relegated,” the former RB Leipzig manager added.“We know things can change so quickly – a few injuries or something like that – but at the moment we are a very strong side and we showed again we can have a high level of performing.“Before I came here, I worked at a team where losing was nearly not allowed because we wanted to be top in Germany, and this mentality I tried to implement from the first day that I’m here.“We have that mentality of, I sometimes call it, we like to be the pirate and it’s more fun than to join the navy. So it’s definitely something we can use every day and makes it fun to go and grab some points from the big teams.” 0:35 Danny Ings receives treatment for an injury late in the second half – Advertisement – Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard is confident the team can cope with the absence of Danny Ings as the striker recovers from injurylast_img read more

The Weeknd Set to Perform 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show

first_img“It’s really hard for me to celebrate right now and enjoy this moment so I’m just gonna say justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor,” he stated at the August show. “Thank you.”Past Super Bowl halftime show performers include Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and 2020’s pairing of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,” the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, said in a statement on Thursday. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage.”This is the second year that the halftime show is created by NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation. “The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own,” Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, said in a statement. “His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry. This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”The Canada native may make a statement during his performance, as he did at the 2020 MTV VMAs. He took home two Moonpersons — Best R&B and Video of the Year — and didn’t make a full acceptance speech either time.- Advertisement –center_img Although the 2021 Super Bowl may look a bit different than past years, one thing will remain: A huge star(boy) will hit the stage for the Pepsi halftime show.The Weeknd was announced as the official performer on Thursday, November 12. The three-time Grammy winner, 30, is set to take the stage on Sunday, February 7, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, for Super Bowl LV.The Weeknd performs at the Global Citizen Festival The Weeknd Announced as 2021 Super Bowl Halftime PerformerThe Weeknd performs at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 29, 2018. Adela Loconte/Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more

Garuda task force returns to Indonesia after fighting Australian bushfires

first_imgA special team, mostly consisting of Indonesian armed forces personnel, known as the Garuda Task Force, has returned to Indonesia after helping to fight recent bushfires in Australia, the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra stated on Wednesday.“True friends not only help with words, but with real actions,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Garraway, the commander of New South Wales under Joint Task Force (JTF) 1110, as quoted by antaranews.com on Wednesday. Garraway was repeating a message from Lt. Col. Renee Kidson from the Australian Defense Force (ADF) during a farewell ceremony at the Australian Air Force Base Richmond in New South Wales, Australia. The message was conveyed as a form of appreciation for the Garuda task force for aiding Australia in the Bushfires Assistance Operation.Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Kristiarto Legowo has handed over 41 certificates of merit to members of the Indonesian Military and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) as a token of appreciation for their dedication.Read also: Indonesia, Australia offer each other disaster supportThe task force assisted the Australian government in clearing roads and train tracks, cleaning up the aftermath of the fires as well as reconstructing sanitary facilities around residents’ homes for one month.Garuda Task Force commander Lt. Col. Fauzi said he felt honored to be able to lead the task force.Previously, on Feb. 1, the Australian government sent its deepest regards to Indonesia for aiding the country by sending the task force to fight against the bushfires.The team consisted of 41 Indonesian Military personnel, two officers of the Foreign Ministry and an officer of the BNPB, according to kompas.com.As neighboring countries, Indonesia and Australia maintain a close relationship as comprehensive strategic partners, with a pact announced during Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Indonesia in August 2018. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Per Mertesacker admits he was ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ at Arsenal

first_imgPer Mertesacker admits he was ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ at Arsenal Per Mertesacker was left furious with Mesut Ozil after Arsenal’s defeat to Man City in late 2013 (Picture: Getty)Per Mertesacker has admitted he would get ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ due to his laid-back attitude during their time together at Arsenal.The pair shared a dressing room at both Werder Bremen and Arsenal and also won the World Cup together with the German national team in 2014.Back in December 2013, Mertesacker famously clashed with Ozil as the midfielder headed straight for the tunnel following Arsenal’s 6-3 thumping at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League.Ozil’s laissez-faire attitude has often left Arsenal fans exasperated down the years and Mertesacker understands supporters’ frustrations with their No.10.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, the former centre-back, now manager of Arsenal’s academy, believes the playmaker is a ‘genius’ who can produce ‘magic moments’ from nothing.‘First of all he loves playing football. It doesn’t come across so often,’ Mertesacker said ahead of the launch of his book ‘The Big Friendly German’.‘He is a genius in terms of what he can produce with the ball, you can see that in every training session.‘Once he gets the ball, he’s rested. He thinks he is playing in the park. He can deliver the ball that no one else can deliver. He has got that magical sense. Advertisement Mertesacker was ‘p*****’ with Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ (Picture: Getty)‘But he is not the kind of guy who approaches people and says, “You need to do this, that and that”.‘He’s a different character and sometimes I struggled with that.‘When I approached him and said “this is not what we do here”, I thought that sticks with us longer. For him it’s: “No, that’s OK, I accept that we move forward”. I was really p*****, for days and weeks.‘But he relaxes in those moments and he is fine with it. He delivers magic moments for us and also moments where you thought he can go to another level.’ Commentcenter_img Advertisement Mertesacker felt responsible for the lack of success under Wenger (Picture: Getty)Mertesacker has revealed he felt ‘almost responsible’ for the criticism Arsene Wenger received towards the end of his tenure at Arsenal.‘I think that connection got lost, definitely,’ the ex-Germany defender added.‘It was difficult. You feel almost responsible. ­Responsible for the lack of success and probably that Wenger might have to leave at some stage because we’re not delivering what everyone wants.‘I always felt really, really bad when a manager was sacked.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I was fortunate to play under Thomas Schaaf at Bremen. And I played for Arsene Wenger. So I always felt, let’s say more ­responsible than others towards the manager and his succession.‘And you could almost feel that day would come one day, because the expectations were different – we needed to come back and compete for Premier League titles, not for FA Cups. So that shift was… you could almost feel it was coming.‘You really want to build the best connection between players and fans, so everyone feels this is the best club. A culture where everyone trusts each other, that we can be world class again.’MORE: Patrice Evra tells Paul Pogba ‘we are here to work’ after returning to Manchester United to finish his coaching badges Tom OlverThursday 12 Sep 2019 8:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShareslast_img read more

Frye meets with Milan seniors

first_imgMilan, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye takes time to have lunch each Friday with an area high school and visit with students.Last Friday Frye spent time at the Milan High School.  Frye says, “It’s great to hear their perspective on Indiana government.”   “These students are our leaders of tomorrow and after meeting with them Indiana is in great hands in the future.”last_img