Winter Wonderland helps students destress, invites in South Bend community

first_imgEvery year leading up to winter break and finals week, the Student Activities Board (SAB) at Saint Mary’s hosts an event for children in the community and students to destress. Club president and senior Emma Freund helped make this year’s event possible.“Winter Wonderland is one of SAB’s longest-standing events,” Freund said. “I’ve helped plan it during all four years of my time on SAB, and I’m sure it will go on for many years after I graduate.”The event took place Saturday in the Reignbeaux Lounge. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., children from the community gathered for crafts, snacks and a visit from Santa. The second half of the event, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., was intended for the Saint Mary’s students, and included crafts, giveaways and a gingerbread house-building contest.“This event was created to help students celebrate the holidays during the stressful end of the semester,” Freund said. “It’s always been SAB’s goal to create events where students can take a break to come enjoy some good food and quality time with friends. This is also the only event involving the South Bend community, so it is especially important for us to put in the work necessary to make it a wonderful event for the children.”This year, around 150 children and over 300 Saint Mary’s students attended the event. Organizers had 300 hats to give away — and there were no left overs.Setting up an event of this scale is not easy, Freund said.“Winter Wonderland is such a significant event for SAB, and it wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and hard work of every single one of our board members,” Freund said.One of the board members, co-executive and junior Grace Nolan, helped with selecting the snacks and organizing the giveaways.“We have been planning this event since Oktoberfest was over,” Nolan said. “So, we have been planning it for about the past seven weeks. However, it really only took us a week or two to get the food and giveaways ordered.”Sophomore Lindsey Herdsman attended the event for her first time with her roommate and friends.“The main reason I originally wanted to go was for the free hat and the food, which was Chick-fil-A,” Herdsman said.Given all the activities available, Herdsman and her friends found that they stayed for much longer than they planned.“Once I was there, I made decorated ornaments and ate some candy canes,” Herdsman said. “It was such a fun event, and really got me in the Christmas spirit. I would definitely want to go again next year.”Tags: christmas, Student Activities Board, Winter Wonderlandlast_img read more

Dream homes individually created for apartment buyers

first_imgDwell Newstead allows buyers to customise apartments, like Nelson Duan’s.Home buyers at Dwell Newstead are finalising their wish lists with the ability to customise their own apartments.The “create your own” feature is one of Dwell’s main points of difference, along with expansive podium green space and city views.Currently under construction, buyers can customise floor plans.Dibcorp managing director Franco Di Bartolomeo said it was not the typical customisation level you might find in any other development. “We meet with the client to finalise their wish list and within days our in-house team can produce a new architectural internal design that incorporates all the buyer’s needs”, Mr Di Bartolomeo said.Buyer Nelson Duan liked the idea of joining two apartments on consecutive levels by adding an internal staircase and he met Enclave Property Group principal Sharon Campbell to discuss his options. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoDwell Newstead allows buyers to customise apartments, like Nelson Duan’s.Creating a unique 224sq m two-level skyhome on levels 9 and 10, complete with three secured car parks and extra storage was his dream home.“After being in the market looking for a place to call home for nearly two years, finding a development with such a high level of customisation and right in the heart of Newstead was exactly what I wanted,” Mr Duan said.“Since I travel a lot for business I needed a low-maintenance home that I could lock and leave, without compromising on size, amenities or lifestyle.”His wish list included a clear division of private and social spaces, a master retreat with walk-in robe and ensuite, a generously proportioned scullery, a media room, and it had to be dog-friendly for his french bulldog, Zegna.“Thanks to Dwell’s flexibility, I was able to incorporate a 6m void, adding an entrance with a huge wow factor, a unique personality to my home, as well as plenty of natural light and a glass facade that frames stunning city views,” Mr Duan said.“I really like the idea of having the second floor working as a private retreat, with its own entrance, secluded from the social areas.”Three, four and five-bedroom skyhomes and penthouses at Dwell Newstead are selling from $925,000.last_img read more

Rodgers: Sterling suffering from fatigue

first_img Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers feels the demands of the season have taken their toll on teenage star Raheem Sterling. He added: “We have to nurture that and, at times, he has to have the mentality to keep learning. “If he didn’t kick another ball this season, he’s had a good one. “But what you are seeing now is more tiredness of the legs when before he could go up to people and take them on. “That zip has gone and it’s down to fatigue. Was that to be expected? Yes it was.” center_img The 18-year-old winger has made a huge impact since being handed his full Barclays Premier League debut by Rodgers last August. His progress earned him an England cap against Sweden last November and a new five-year contract but he has not completed a full 90 minutes since December. Rodgers believes fatigue is a factor and he told reporters: “This is a kid we’re talking about, so we have to take a wee step back. It is so mentally and physically draining, this league. It hurts experienced professionals and this boy has stepped up from the academy, played football and earned a contract off that.” last_img read more

S. Alabama looks to extend streak vs CCU

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSouth Alabama (17-11, 10-7) vs. Coastal Carolina (14-14, 7-10)HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: South Alabama looks for its sixth straight conference win against Coastal Carolina. South Alabama’s last Sun Belt loss came against the Georgia State Panthers 76-73 on Jan. 30. Coastal Carolina is coming off a 90-60 win at home over Troy in its most recent game. S. Alabama looks to extend streak vs CCUcenter_img February 21, 2020 .SPARKING THE OFFENSE: DeVante’ Jones has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Coastal Carolina field goals over the last three games. Jones has accounted for 18 field goals and 20 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Coastal Carolina is 0-10 when its offense scores 69 points or fewer. South Alabama is a perfect 10-0 when it holds opponents to 68 or fewer points. The Jaguars have allowed 65.8 points per game over their last five.FLOOR SPACING: South Alabama’s Fox has attempted 144 3-pointers and connected on 34.7 percent of them, and is 10 for 21 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Coastal Carolina is ranked second among Sun Belt teams with an average of 78.2 points per game.last_img read more