SMC Sophomore Parents Weekend welcomes families to campus

first_imgSaint Mary’s welcomed families to campus Friday for the annual Sophomore Parents Weekend. Despite rainy weather and Friday’s breaking news of College President Jan Cervelli’s resignation, students and parents gathered for a variety of activities organized by Saint Mary’s Class Council.Family members participated in activities spanning from a Saturday brunch to pumpkin painting and carriage rides at Saint Mary’s annual Oktoberfest. These events were followed by a closing mass Sunday morning.  “Our main goal is to have events promoting unity for the school,” sophomore class representative Meg Hemmert said. “This year we have a brunch followed by Oktoberfest, [which was] sponsored by Student Activities Board. On Sunday morning, we have a sophomore class Mass at the Church of Loretto.” Tom Pantelleria, who attended the events with his daughter, sophomore Emily Pantelleria, said the Saturday brunch was an especially exciting event.“We got to meet [new interim College President Nancy Nekvasilt on Saturday], which was a relief to us parents,” he said. “We got to talk about the school’s mission of developing confidence and critical thinking amongst the women here. We’re all confident that these young women will grow up to be the next great leaders of our country.” Many families, including sophomore Alison Schibi’s, arrived on-campus from across the country for this weekend. “We flew from Kansas, which is always an adventure itself, but it’s always worth it to see Alison,” Kelly Schibi said about her daughter. “Every opportunity to come up and visit campus is exciting because we just love it here.” Eric Schibi, Alison’s father, said it was an interesting weekend to visit campus after the shocking news of Cervelli’s resignation.“We are so shocked to hear the news,” he said. “It’s very surprising and interesting that all this just happened.”Alison said she was “so happy” that she got to spend time with her family. “I loved having my parents and sister come visit me this weekend,” Alison said. “I know that a lot of sophomore students did not have parents come, so I am very thankful I was able to see mine and spend time with them.” For many families, the weekend was a special time to relax with their daughters.“I’m most happy about seeing my daughter,” Geri Pantelleria, Emily Pantelleria’s mother, said. “That’s most exciting because I have missed her so much.” Emily expressed a similar sentiment, voicing the joy she felt combining her two homes for the weekend.“I love every opportunity to blend my Saint Mary’s family with my real one,” Emily said. “Saint Mary’s is my second home.”Tags: families, parents, Saint Mary’s Class Council, Sophomore Parents Weekendlast_img read more

Zlatan at centre of controversy in draw

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and was fortunate to avoid a red card in an incident-filled 1-1 draw against 10-man Bournemouth yesterday, the latest English Premier League setback at Old Trafford for JosÈ Mourinho’s team.A week after winning the League Cup for United with a double against Southampton at Wembley Stadium, Ibrahimovic endured a frustrating return to league action by seeing his 72nd-minute penalty clawed away by Artur Boruc.Ibrahimovic was involved in many of the flashpoints in a thrilling game, notably when he elbowed Tyrone Mings in the head moments after the defender appeared to tread on the face of Ibrahimovic late in the first half. The referee missed both incidents and the players could face retrospective action by the English Football Association.”I jump up and jump high and he jumps into my elbow,” Ibrahimovic said of the incident with Mings, who denied he intended to hurt Ibrahimovic with his apparent stamp.As part of the same incident, Andrew Surman was sent off for collecting a second yellow card for pushing Ibrahimovic in an angry reaction to the striker’s challenge on Mings.ROJO’S FIRST GOALEarlier, Marcos Rojo’s first league goal was cancelled out by former United player Josh King’s penalty after Phil Jones fouled Marc Pugh. That was Bournemouth’s only shot on target.It was a 10th league draw of the season for United, who were seeking a victory to climb from sixth place – the position where Mourinho’s team has been for the past few months as it recovers from a poor start to the campaign.”What happened was that we played phenomenal in the first half and should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0, then it ended up 1-1,” Mourinho said.Other results: Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1; Leicester 3 Hull City 1; Stoke City 2 Middlesbrough 0; Swansea 3 Burnley 2; Watford 3 Southampton 4; West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 2.last_img read more

WATCH Trevor Noah interviews RuPaul upon the premiere of Drag Race season

first_imgRuPaul as a guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah RuPaul makes his entrance wearing a cowboy-inspired green gingham outfit—perhaps a subtle nod to his rancher husband, Georges Lebar.‘You have been in the game a long time, you’ve been successful for a long time,’ Noah says to Ru.‘I didn’t choose the game, the game chose me,’ RuPaul responded, followed by a round of cheers.‘Many people would argue that RuPaul is the reason drag became widely accepted in society. Is that a contradiction in a way, is that a paradox, drag being accepted? Because in many ways, drag is meant to bump mainstream,’ Noah asks.‘Drag really breaks the fourth wall,’ Ru replies.‘It really says you are not who you think you are, you’re actually playing a role. So most people can’t accept the idea that they, too, are playing a role. So no, I don’t think drag will ever really be mainstream unless people evolve to this place where they are these existentialist gurus,’ he says with a laugh.‘What does drag mean to you?’ Noah asks.‘Money, mortgage, mortgage payment, car payment…’ RuPaul answers, with acclimation from the audience.‘It has paid your bills, but it’s also done something really powerful where in many ways, it defies what masculinity is meant to be,’ Noah says.‘It’s a punk rock statement,’ RuPaul says of drag. ‘It says to this masculine-dominated culture, “you know what, I’m not gonna fit in this box, I’m not gonna fit in that box, I’m gonna say woo-hoo boxes—who cares about boxes” you know?’‘The only way I could survive this life was to just be a heckler and have fun with it,’ RuPaul says. ‘Everyone takes everything so seriously—I can’t do that.’ On Thursday, 22 March—just a couple hours after the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10—The Daily Show with Trevor Noah aired, featuring an interview with RuPaul Charles himself. ‘[RuPaul’s Drag Race] is a really fun show, and we’re living in this world, and it’s really controversial as well—like the voting, this last season now, people were really up in arms about who got chosen to be the winner. Like, you guys basically brought in your own electoral college. Why did you do that?’ Noah asks.RuPaul laughs. ‘You know, all the girls are winners. Whoever takes home the cash, that’s a whole other subject. But they’re all winners.’‘But there’s one winner with money,’ Noah deadpans.‘Oh trust me, those bitches are out there right now making $100,000 a night,’ Ru responds. ‘They are pulling in the coinage, they are making the dollars, and they are all winners.’‘But the fans are outrageous, they get very excited. So it doesn’t matter who wins, they’re gonna be talking,’ RuPaul explains, imitating the fans bickering.‘If you could change one perception that people have of drag in the world, what would that change be?’ Noah asks.‘You know what, I learned years ago, I can’t change the world. I can change my mind, but I ain’t concerned with other people. You think I’d be sitting in this seat if I was caring about what other people have to say? Ah-ah. I am not studying other people. Because other people are crazy, they’re crazy, they really are,’ RuPaul says jokingly.‘What’s in this?’ RuPaul asks, picking up his mug.Watch the full episode here:The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Extended – March 22, 2018 – RuPaul Charles | Comedy CentralOFFICIAL WEBSITE. Watch the full episode online. Ronny Chieng weighs in on Facebook’s data-sharing scandal, Trevor talks to survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, FL, and RuPaul Charles discusses “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . RuPaul breaks silence about his trans comments but does not apologizeWATCH: RuPaul teaches Stephen Colbert how to speak ‘Ru-ish’Watch RuPaul get emotional at a special message from Judge JudyRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more