first_imgOn Thursday, the Saint Mary’s Class Gift Campaign paid homage to the ghostly inhabitants of Saint Mary’s with its Sweet Treats and Scary Stories event. It is rumored that various ghosts, including the spirit of Sister Madeleva, former president of the College, roam the halls of Saint Mary’s after hours. At the event, staff and students read excerpts from “Quiet Hours: Revealing the Mysteries,” a book written by three Saint Mary’s alumnae. This collection of short stories tells actual experiences of Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff with ghosts around campus. Participants listened to ghost stories while enjoying a spread of sweets including a chocolate fondue bar, apple cider, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie and candy apples. “I had read ‘Quiet Hours’ before, but my favorite story is of the girl walking down the avenue,” first year Madeline Haverilla said. “A murderer sees her on the road, but doesn’t attack her because he sees someone walking with her, even though she was alone. It gave me the chills, but it also made me feel like there is someone looking out for us.” Continuing the scary theme of the night, students participated in a costume contest that awarded the scariest, creepiest costumes. First prize was a bobblehead figure of Dr. Carol Ann Mooney, president of Saint Mary’s College, and her husband George Efta. Due to cold temperatures, very few students dressed up. “I would have dressed up if it wasn’t so cold outside,” sophomore Kira Terrill said. The Class Gift Campaign also raffled off $50, $25 and $10 of munch money in a drawing. Students entered the drawing by picking up tickets at the dining hall and student center throughout the week and by presenting them upon arrival at the event. This year, the Class Gift Campaign co-sponsored the event with the Resident Hall Association (RHA). “RHA has always hosted an Autumn Harvest, an event with fall themed treats, for students. But this year, Class Gift Campaign approached us with the idea of working together on this event,” RHA President Kat Nelson said. “The event has had a great turnout. We had canoe races around the lake earlier, and then everyone came over afterwards. Some faculty and staff members brought their families, and it was great to see some professors with their kids.” The event also gave students the opportunity to make individual donations. “We hope that students will see how much tradition there is at Saint Mary’s and how important it is that everyone give back to the College,” Amy Dardinger, assistant director of Phonathon, said.  “It’s a fun event to host around Halloween time, but its also a way to remind students that many people before them made a Saint Mary’s education possible.”last_img read more

first_imgPorter Davis display home at The Surrounds.THE Gold Coast’s biggest display home village will officially open today at Helensvale.A total of 31 homes from 10 builders will be on show at The Surrounds — Villawood Properties’ $500 million Helensvale community. GJ Gardner display home at The Surrounds, Helensvale.Deputy Mayor Donna Gates will be on hand to officially unveil the village along with a who’s who of the property sector.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe opening coincides with this week’s announcement that passengers get to ride the second stage of the light rail from Sunday.“The light rail connection at Helensvale was the missing link between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and it’s exciting for our first residents, existing and prospective buyers to witness the unparalleled convenience on offer,” Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said.“The Surrounds is strategically placed for the future given its proximity to public transport infrastructure, major employment and education nodes, making it a suitable transit-orientedtownship.” Villawood Properties’ $500 million Helensvale community, The Surrounds.center_img The new leisure centre at The Surrounds, Helensvale.He said the light rail connection to Helensvale was proving a key drawcard for buyers.The Surrounds will feature about 620 residences on completion as well as parks, barbecue areas, playgrounds, leisure centre, lap pool, cafe and gym.The community is being built on the former Gold Coast Country Club site at Country Club Drive.last_img read more

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of Police Station 5, facing charges for Violation of the Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City –Suspected shabu weighing about seven grams valued at around 95,000 was seizedin a buy-bust operation in Barangay Estefania.Resident Johnryl Berondo yielded the suspected illegaldrugs, a police report showed. Berondo was nabbed after he sold a sachet ofsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P300 around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24,the report added.last_img read more

first_imgThe Latest: Brescia captain says his team opposes resumption Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Brescia president Massimo Cellino has also been a vociferous opponent to resuming the season but says it’s not because he wants his club to avoid relegation.The Italian government has not yet approved the resumption of the season.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Gastaldello tells Italian daily La Repubblica “we don’t feel safe. They’re asking us to resume training and to get back out onto the field right away … It’s putting all of the players’ safety on the line.”He says “I’m speaking for me and for my teammates” and adds it’s not worth it “if the price of resuming is us getting seriously injured.”Most clubs in the Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.Brescia is one of areas hit hardest by the virus but Gastaldello says he was never tested.He says “we’ll know if we’ve had it only once they test us before training.” May 7, 2020last_img read more

first_imgNone of this would be possible without elite defensive linemen like OSU has (still can’t believe that’s a sentence I’m typing). But I think Gundy is probably right here. It seemed like a calculated risk not too outrageous for the moment. Although I’m not sure they were “pretty dang good” at it.“We have sprinkled that scheme in, we just don’t do it on normal down defense,” added Glenn Spencer. “We have to play some three down and enter the fourth guy. You either bring four or you drop eight. It got us a few series I think and then it was players making great players. The kids practiced well. It wasn’t totally new, it was just a lot more of that.”Mahomes got his — he always does, and this OSU defense is not elite by any stretch of the imagination. But it did get stops early and the now-flowing Oklahoma State offense (3.75 points per drive) took advantage. Spencer said it earlier in the year. It’s not one or the other. It’s how the defense sets up the offense. Or vice versa.His crew let OSU race to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter. It proved to be enough in the end.Barely.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Facing the No. 1 passing QB in the nation is a tall task for any defense, much less one with a penchant for giving up big plays like Oklahoma State. Glenn Spencer had a plan, though. He rotated deep into his depth chart early and employed a little-used 3-3-5 defensive scheme. It’s the same formation West Virginia runs weekly. Guess who limited Texas Tech to 17 points in Lubbock? Yeah, West Virginia.So OSU rolled with three down linemen for most of the game (see below) and dared Texas Tech to run (which it did 44 times for just 3.6 yards per carry). This worked splendidly early on — Tech ran nine plays on its first three drives and punted three times. It was startling to watch. But Tech started doing what Tech does and solved the scheme late. It closed by scoring on seven of its final 10 drives (including six TDs).screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-7-25-04-amStill, OSU held the Red Raiders to just 5.4 yards per play which is what the best defenses have done against them this season. The problem is that the Cowboys didn’t convert any of the next six Tech TDs into field goals. That would have made the 3.38 points per drive OSU allowed to Tech on Sunday look a lot better.Still, Tech had to work for it. Its shortest scoring drive was six plays. Most were tough, elongated drives that ended in scores. That matters because turnovers become more feasible and you get worn down mentally on offense if your roster isn’t deep enough.screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-7-30-51-am“The risk of making a wholesale swap is whether you can make your adjustments,” Gundy said after the game of the 3-3-5 defense. “When it was taking place, I was a little uncertain. But I’m not a defensive guy, I don’t micromanage and I let people do their jobs. They felt like that was what is best, so I said ‘If that’s what you guys want and you’re comfortable with that, we’ll do it.’ I thought they were pretty dang good at it.“There were times that we needed to make adjustments that were more difficult to make based on not knowing the in’s and out’s of the system, but I thought it was a good move…To me, it worked and I thought it was a good move. It was risky, but when you play a quarterback that is as good as (Mahomes) is, you’re going to have to take some risks. It worked out well for us.”One of the three drives Tech didn’t score after it stalled on its first three of the game was on was the fumble OSU nabbed in the fourth quarter.last_img read more