Morrissey residents relocate to Pangborn Hall for renovations

first_imgThe men of Morrissey Manor have found a temporary home in Pangborn Hall while the Manor is being fully renovated for the first time in two decades. This overhaul of the South Quad dorm, constructed in 1925, follows renovations of Walsh Hall and Badin Hall in the previous two years. Residents of Walsh and Badin were also temporarily located to Pangborn during their renovations.Morrissey Manor’s Little Flower Chapel was renovated in 2015, but the building has not seen extensive improvements since 1998.“Morrissey will receive an elevator and fitness room for the first time in its history,” Morrissey Rector Zack Imfeld said in an email. “Every part of the building — except the Chapel — will be improved, balancing Morrissey’s classic 1925 feel with modern construction.”Residents of Morrissey, a hall long infamous for its small rooms, are looking forward to the new changes, Smith said.“Bigger rooms is the one thing that stands out, especially for a Morrissey guy,” sophomore Ryan Smith said. “It was pretty tight last year being in a double with such limited space. I’m looking forward to next year and having bigger rooms.”For the Manorites, the move across South Quad is a change of scenery but not of culture, as signified by their Little Flower Chapel, Smith said.“Seeing the chapel untouched while everything else is under construction was symbolic of how that culture and that vibe — no matter what you do to the physical appearance of Morrissey — you won’t touch that culture and that’s something that’s going to carry with us through Pangborn and to when we return to the Manor next year,” Smith said.Imfeld said the dorm has been preparing for the move since it was first announced during the 2015-16 academic year.“I don’t think the move will impact us drastically — we’ve been planning as a hall community for a few years, so all of our traditions and processes were created and enhanced to make our transition as smooth as possible,” Imfeld said. “The beauty of our move is that while the building may be different, the community is the same and that’s the beauty of the residential system here at Notre Dame.”Senior Brady McLaughlin, Morrissey’s hall president, said the Manor does not plan to commemorate their temporary relocation in any way.“Our plan this year is to keep on doing what we want to be known for, keep on doing what we have been known for,” McLaughlin said. “Honestly, as a senior, I would be kind of pissed off if we were trying to do something different this year. I stayed in Morrissey because I love Morrissey.”Smith said ensuring that first years who have only ever lived in Pangborn carry on the Morrissey legacy when they return to the Manor is a top priority for upperclassman.“We want [first years] to carry on the same traditions, and even though we’re being renovated that doesn’t mean that we’re wiping away the old Morrissey,” Smith said. “It still lives on pretty strong in our hearts and that’s something that we want to carry into the new building next year.”Smith said the changes may temporarily move Morrissey out of the home they love, but residents are optimistic about the new challenge and look forward to their return to the Manor next year.“It’s exciting because I think we do have a good community, and I don’t just say that as a Morrissey guy. I really do think it’s a great group of guys with great leadership at the top,” he said. “I think if we can carry that into a brand new building with brand new facilities, it’s going to be really great not just for us but for the rest of campus because we do some really cool stuff throughout the year.”Tags: Construction on Campus, Morrissey Manor, Pangborn Hall, renovationslast_img read more

SMC students return from study abroad

first_imgFrom the streets of Seville, Spain; Rome, Italy; and Ifrane, Morocco, a wave of Belles have returned home to Saint Mary’s this week. Despite the snow and ice, many Belles say they are happy to be back.Sophomore Cassidy Miller said she always knew she wanted to study abroad, but it was not until she heard from a Belle who had spent a semester in Italy that she knew she wanted to go to Rome.She said the hardest part about coming back to campus was the overcast and frigid temperatures.Besides the language barrier, Miller said the hardest part about studying abroad in Rome was doing her homework.“It’s a lot busier, because there’s a lot of people in the city — not that they’re always in a rush or anything, but there’s always things to do, a lot of shops and restaurants,” she said. “It was a different experience for me to try and finish schoolwork while still trying to experience and see everything in the city. When you’re here [at Saint Mary’s], you do your schoolwork and then go back to your room. There, I was sitting in my room until I realized that I should be out exploring things.”The best part about studying in Rome was her proximity to the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, Miller said, and that there was always something to do in Rome. However, coming back to campus has been difficult because she has to find more ways to keep herself occupied, she said.“Living in Rome, there’s something new to do everyday,” Miller said. “Here, I’ve been trying to find some things to do in order to keep myself busy so I don’t have so much downtime that I start to miss it.”Junior Sophia McDevitt, who studied in Ireland last semester, said sharing her study abroad experience with her friends was difficult at first.“The most obvious challenge to me was that all my friends had met all these new people and so many relationships had subtly shifted and I had missed it,” she said. “I suddenly showed back up and had to figure out everything that had and hadn’t happened, while also digesting what I had just experienced.”McDevitt said opening up to fellow Belles who did not or will not study abroad was also challenging.“I knew a lot of my friends had wanted to study abroad, but because of their scholarships or their majors they couldn’t,” she said. “So, I wanted to make sure it didn’t sound like I was bragging when I talked about the Spanish friends I made at dinner in Alicante or how beautiful the Swiss Alps were or how I loved sitting around and talking with my European friends from all different countries. Instead of talking, I found myself holding it all in.”But McDevitt said once she started sharing her experiences abroad, she found students were interested and encouraged her to open up more.“Once I started sharing, I was reminded that those who care about me cared about hearing what was on my mind,” she said. “Now, I find myself sharing random tidbits more often as things pop back into my head.”Although the weather may be dismal, the friendships may have shifted and the days may be monotonous, Miller said the best thing about being back on campus is reuniting with her fellow Belles.“Coming back can be a little bit scary because you do get so accustomed to the culture over there, but as long as you keep yourself busy and have supportive friends, that makes the transition back to campus a lot easier,” she said. “There’s comfort in the sisterhood here.”Tags: Saint Mary’s study abroad, SMC study abroad, winter breaklast_img read more

Cranes defeat Somalia to take early advantage in CHAN qualifiers

first_imgCranes players Patrick Kaddu (9) and Allan Okello (20) celebrate Uganda’s opening goal on Saturday. (PHOTOS/FUFA)CHAN 2020 Qualifiers Somalia 1-3 UgandaAl Haji Hussein Guled Stadium, DjiboutiSaturday, 27-07-2019It is advantage Uganda in the CHAN 2020 qualifiers against Somalia.The Cranes defeated their Somalia counterparts 3-1 on Saturday in the game played at the Al Haji Hussein Guled Stadium, Djibouti.Goals from KCCA duo of Patrick Kaddu and Mustapha Kizza put Abdallah Mubiru’s side on the way before Tadeo Lwanga capped a fine team display with a third late on.The home side scored a consolation later through Farhan Mohamed Ahmed but it was all they smiled about on a difficult afternoon.The Cranes were dominant throughout the first half but had to win until the 3rd minute to take the lead. After Mubiru’s side was given a penalty, Kaddu stepped up and converted for 1-0.Uganda’s dominance continued into the second half and were rewarded four minutes past the hour mark as Kizza scored the second goal.Cranes players celebrate Kizza’s second goal against Somali on Saturday.With the game now won, they turned on the swagger, retaining the ball impressively and forcing Somalia to come at them.The third inevitably came on 83 minutes thanks to former SC Villa and Vipers SC captain Tadeo Lwanga.However, there would be no clean sheet as Ahmed pulled one back for Somalia moments later.In the end, it was the Cranes smiling and will take the 3-1 lead into the second leg.The two teams will square off at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo next Saturday, August 03rd in the return leg.The Cranes now require just a draw to progress to the next round but will be highly expected to do the double over Somalia.For Somalia, they need to defeat Uganda by two clear goals so as to go through.The winner between the two will take on either Burundi or South Sudan in the next round.Uganda Cranes XI Vs SomaliaCharles Lukwago (GK) (KCCA FC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), John Revita (Express FC), Awany Dennis Timothy (c) (KCCA FC), Lwanga Tadeo (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Kaddu Patrick Henry (KCCA FC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Kayiwa Allan (Vipers SC)SubsJames Alitho (URA FC), Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC), Ibrahim Juma Sadam (KCCA FC), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC), Serunkuma Dan Muzeyi (Vipers SC), Musitafa Mujjuzi (Proline)Comments Tags: abdallah mubiruCHAN 2020Mustapha Kizzapatrick kadduSomaliatadeo lwangatopUganda Craneslast_img read more

Update 162mile Mii Electric revealed SEAT teases new Mii Electric car set

first_imgSEAT has officially announced the Mii Electric, an upcoming electric version of its Mii city car. more…Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zk7Eb8r-s&list=PL_Qf0A10763mA7Byw9ncZqxjke6Gjz0MtThe post [Update: 162-mile Mii Electric revealed] SEAT teases new Mii Electric car, set to hit the road this year appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img