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_imgInfluential Harps midfielder Michael Funston has been ruled out for tonight’s match against Waterford at the RSC due to illnes.Ollie Horgan has a threadbare squad after losing another two key players prior to tonight’s crucial First Division clash with Waterford United at the RCS.Horgan knew last week that he had to plan without the influential duo of Damien McNulty and Packie Mailey due to suspension, while Caoimhe Bonner is still serving his suspension for his red card against Wexford a fortnight ago.Gareth Harkin who has enjoyed a fine run of form of late, was ruled out during the week due to work commitments. However in the last 24 hours Horgan has lost the services of Michael Funston due to an illness and Darragh Black to injury.The absence of the midfielder is a huge blow to Harps, who could certainly do with his energy, drive and experience tonight.Black sustained a nasty injury at training on Wednesday night and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.It is unfortunate for Black who looked likely to earn a start, after a number of impressive displays for the reserve side in recent weeks. It now leaves Horgan without five regular starters, and with a number of players leaving the club recently it leaves his squad very thin for what is always a difficult fixture in Waterford.Harps have proved to be an extremely difficult opponent to beat this season, losing only five matches all season is a testament to their defensive solidity.However, they desperately need a win to keep their promotion hopes alive.A win tonight would keep them in the hunt especially with winnable games against Cobh Ramblers and Shamrock Rovers B in the next few weeks.A victory would also boost confidence ahead of next week’s crucial FAI cup tie against Wexford Youths. MORE SELECTION HEADACHE FOR HORGAN AS TWO MORE RULED OUT FOR TRIP TO WATERFORD was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AbsentBlowDarragh BlackFinn Harps FCMichael FunstonmissingnewsSportsuspendedWaterford Utdlast_img read more