The Sisters of the Holy Cross are central to Saint Mary’s College’s history and identity. Every year, the College’s community comes together for Heritage Week to celebrate the past that created today’s Saint Mary’s.The Mission Committee, part of the Student Government Association and the Alumnae Relations Committee, runs Heritage Week. Senior Kayse McGough, student representative to the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, said heritage helps create the identity of a Saint Mary’s woman.“Heritage to me, in terms of Heritage Week at Saint Mary’s, is celebrating the history and mission of Saint Mary’s College,” she said. “We try to create a week that incorporates events that are very nostalgic of past Saint Mary’s traditions and events that speak to the mission of the College. The reason we have Heritage Week and the reason I think it’s important is because it helps us remember and define what it means to be a Belle through service and through remembering our alumnae and the foundation that they built for us.”McGough said being a Belle encompasses many different meanings, such as being compassionate and seeking justice for others. She said Heritage Week events, like a service event and a panel of alumnae speakers, emphasize these characteristics.“This is the first year we’ve incorporated a service event, which I’m very excited about,” McGough said. “We’re making tie blankets that we’ve had alumnae from all different clubs across the country donate fleece to us. We’re making the tie blankets for the South Bend community, for children’s hospitals and the South Bend homeless center.”The final event of the week reflects the community’s appreciation for the Sisters of the Holy Cross.“The last [event] is making thank-you cards for the Sisters” McGough said. “We always try to incorporate something that we can do to give back to the Sisters for all that they’ve given us, especially the rich heritage and history that we celebrate during Heritage Week.”Mission Committee co-chair Madeleine Corcoran, a junior, said in an email she has a great appreciation for the Sisters of the Holy Cross and what they’ve done for the community.“We are celebrating the people and faith that has built Saint Mary’s College,” Corcoran said. “The Sisters of the Holy Cross have built the strong foundation of our school that we call our home away from home and our community that we consider our second family.”Corcoran said the importance of remembering the College’s heritage includes remembering the Sisters of the Holy Cross and what they’ve done for the community.“These women have paved a path before us: a path of faith, strength and perseverance,” Corcoran said. “They remind us to be strong and independent, while staying true to our values and faith.”McGough said she hopes to continue to contribute to the heritage of Saint Mary’s College after she graduates. It is remembering this heritage, she said, that will allow the College’s continued growth.“Progressing as a college means that we have to build on remembering and celebrating our history and mission,” she said.Tags: Heritage Week, Memory, saint mary’s, Sisters of the Holy Cross
Are the first warm spring days making it impossible to stay out of the garden?There’s no way for a gardener to predict or stop a late frost from hitting after they’ve put in transplants or started counting blooms, but they can be prepared, said Paul Thomas, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist. Since no one knows when a frosty night might hit, gardeners should have a frost tool kit and game plan ready.“Buying or collecting frost-reduction materials prior to the frost and prepositioning them close to the plants you want to protect is very important,” Thomas said.One of the most effective ways to shield plants from frost is to cover them. Gardeners can use anything from high-quality frost-reduction fabric, to blankets and sheets, newspapers, baskets or even straw.For small shrubs such as Gardenia, a supply of old comforters or heavy blankets — maybe purchased from a local thrift store — will allow you to protect your plants from that first frost without spending much money. Covering plants with a heavier blanket will protect them more than if they’re covered with a simple sheet, Thomas said.In addition to blankets, simple mulches — like dead leaves or grain straw — are some of the best materials for protecting small plants and flowers. For smaller plants such as young vegetable starts, lighter-weight materials like pine straw work great if enough is placed over the plants.Gardeners can completely bury their newly flowering shrubs or tender garden seedlings in either leaves or straw, then uncover them after the weather warms back up. The flowers and seedlings will be fine, he said.Never use plastic sheeting to cover plants because plastic can trap too much heat. When the day starts to warm up, the plants can actually cook or scorch under the covering.“By 10 a.m. you can have significant damage to grass and young plants due to how quickly it can heat up under that plastic,” Thomas said.It’s best to cover plants before sunset to retain some of the heat that is trapped in the soil and to remove the coverings in the morning just after sunrise to prevent the plants from being scorched. The exception would be if it’s cloudy, snowing or icy.Thomas also recommends having a collection of wooden garden stakes on hand. Place the stakes throughout your vegetable patch in order to suspend blankets over tender seedlings or delicate flowers. The stakes will prevent snow- or rain-soaked blankets from crushing your plants, Thomas said.For more information about timing work in your garden, see UGA Extension Circular 943, “Vegetable Garden Calendar,” at extension.uga.edu/publications.
Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Feb 2019 11:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link517Shares Dominik Szoboszlai is on Arsenal’s radar (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are keen on signing Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Dominik Szoboszlai, according to reports in Spain.Szoboszlai, 18, burst onto the scene in the Austrian Bundesliga last season with a string of impressive performances for Salzburg and has attracted the attention of Europe’s elite clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.The young midfielder signed a new long-term contract with Salzburg last January, seeing him through to 2021, before playing a starring role for feeder club Liefering this term.AS claims Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Inter Milan are all interested in Szoboszlai following his meteoric rise in Austria.ADVERTISEMENTThe report suggests Salzburg will listen to offers of around €10million (£8m) for Szoboszlai in the summer. Advertisement Arsenal interested in signing Dominik Szoboszlai Unai Emery’s Arsenal are among the clubs interested in Szoboszlai (Picture: Getty)While Szoboszlai is viewed as a strong and physical midfielder, the youngster himself admits he can improve with his aerial game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m a very versatile player, who can shoot well and thread the final pass through,’ he told Salzburg’s official website after signing his new deal.More: 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 City‘I’m not the best in the air – I definitely need to catch up with that [laughs].‘I am a good learner and down to earth. I am definitely a family person – that is very important to me.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp reveals the first name currently on the Liverpool teamsheet Advertisement Comment