Saint Mary’s to hold walk for hungry

first_imgThis event is another way to CAT is working to bridge the gap between Saint Mary’s and the community.  “It is a great way to bring food insecurity to the forefront during the Easter season, and provides support for a local food pantry — Little Flower Food Pantry — that is always in need,” Critchlow said.  The walk will benefit the Little Flower Catholic Church Food Pantry.   Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff and the South Bend community will come together Sunday to walk for the hungry during the Yes We Can! Walk 2010. It will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, and will start at Saint Mary’s Student Center, head to the Grotto at Notre Dame and then end back at the Student Center. It will happen, “rain or shine,” and “children and dogs — on leashes — are welcome,” said Olivia Critchlow, assistant director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) and coordinator of the event.  Critchlow said events like these help to bring the community and the College closer together. Cost to participate is three cans of food or a $2 donation per person or $5 or three cans/person if you bring a team, Carrie Call, director of OCSE said in an e-mail to the student body.center_img According to Critchlow, the walk is open anyone and people are encouraged to join. Those interested can register online at http://www3.saintmarys.edu/ocse/calendar/walk-for-hungry-form. There will also be a booth in the Student Center Atrium today and tomorrow during lunch and dinner hours.  Even though last year’s event happened to fall on a rainy day, 75 walkers participated, Critchlow said.  “I am hoping that we are able to at reach the same attendance this year, if not exceed that number,” Critchlow said.  The walk was first held last year, and began when the College Academy of Tutoring (CAT) scholars decided to organize an event for the spring that would help connect the College with the greater community, Critchlow said. CAT is an organization of students from the College that began in 2006 to help tutor elementary-age children in need at local elementary schools.  “Events that involve and benefit the South Bend community are great ways to keep the College in touch with the community’s needs and are excellent opportunities for our students to stand in solidarity with the poor,” Critchlow said. last_img read more

Free throws deciding factor in Syracuse’s 93-85 loss to No. 5 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The disparity in free throws grew larger and larger. It was only the first half, but North Carolina had developed rhythm.As Syracuse fell into foul trouble, the Tar Heels attacked the paint more. They didn’t shy away from contact, rather went up against it. The result was a 34-for-37 performance from the free throw line, as No. 5 North Carolina (23-5, 13-2 Atlantic Coast) pulled away from Syracuse (18-10, 9-6) late in a 93-85 win inside the Dean Smith Center. The Tar Heels are now winners in 11 of their last 12. The Orange, meanwhile, finished 13-of-23 from the charity stripe, a 56.5-percent clip, their seventh-worst performance all season.“Our free throw shooting was bad, and theirs was very good,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And they got a lot more of them, so that was a contributing factor in the game.”Last season, Syracuse had been a successful free-throw shooting team, one that found its way to the line often and converted. The Orange added two sharpshooters to their 2019 squad, establishing a reason for optimism and another successful performance from the line. Syracuse ranked fourth among the ACC in free throw percentage last year, yet have dropped to dead last in 2019.In over half its games this season, Syracuse has shot under 66 percent from the free throw line. The majority have come in conference play, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFree throws are an area the Orange address each practice, senior point guard Frank Howard said. The frequency changes based on the day and circumstances — like how soon after the game, how the team has done from the line recently or the nature of practice as a whole — but each player works at them in some capacity each day.One of those players that Boeheim said continually works on his shot — both free throws and around the perimeter — is sophomore forward Oshae Brissett. His dominance around the rim has begun to take the next step, as seen by his multiple and-1 opportunities on Tuesday night. But the free throws that followed went in-and-out.Brissett missed all five of his free throws against UNC and made 1-of-4 versus Duke three days prior. He ranks fifth among consistent rotational players in free throw percentage, and his season average from the free-throw line has dropped 11.5 percent since last season.The reason behind his and the rest of the team’s struggles from the line is unclear. Multiple players said the team needs to just go to the line and shoot, not letting a miss affect confidence. Boeheim said the team just couldn’t finish its opportunities.“When you go to the foul line that many times,” Tyus Battle, who finished with 29 points and shot 11-of-14 from the free-throw line, said, “especially in the first half, you start to get better at the line. It becomes easier.”North Carolina, meanwhile, remained aggressive throughout. Heading to the free throw line, at least for Tuesday, seemed to have correlated with success. In the first half alone, the Tar Heels took 21 free throws to the Orange’s five. SU missed three, while UNC missed just two.Coby White shot a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line on a career night where he added 34 points. By game’s end, nearly 37 percent of the Tar Heels’ points came via the charity stripe. Only 15.3 percent came from the free throw line for SU, and outside of Battle, the Orange combined to finish 2-for-9.“You have to read how the refs are calling the game,” Battle said. “When they’re calling fouls like that, and you’re shooting that many foul shots, you got to attack us every time.”It was a blip on an otherwise successful day for Syracuse. The Orange led by three at halftime and finished the game shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 45.2 percent from 3. Both of those are among SU’s top-six performances on the year. But it was overlooked because the game ultimately came down to free throw success.Nearly 30 minutes into the game, with Syracuse trailing by a pair, Elijah Hughes stood at the free throw line with a chance to tie the game. The Orange had just battled back from down nine, in a game that seemed to have slipped away.Both Hughes shots clanked off the rim and out. The second miss seemed to have deflated the Syracuse bench, while the Tar Heels faithful erupted. The Orange would never tie the game again.“We got to make free throws, simple as that,” Hughes said. “They went to the line, they made their free throws and that was a huge difference in the game.”center_img Published on February 27, 2019 at 1:05 am Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

No biggie: Wellington High School in lockdown for random drug check

first_imgSumner Newscow report — A report came over the Crusader Alert mobile phone system this morning that piqued the interest of more than a few parents. The alert stated that “WHS is on lockdown to secure students during a random K-9 search.”Wellington Assistant Superintendent Larry Roth said it was simply a local police training exercise in which the K-9 dogs were brought in to sniff for illegal drugs inside lockers.“We haven’t done this in a couple of years,” Roth said. “The local police were doing some training and we took the opportunity to allow them to do so. Ultimately, it will make our high school safer.” Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 349 weeks ago I think this should be done monthly..great job police dept…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 349 weeks ago bet the dog flipped out and went nuts just walking in the door. Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago -14 Vote up Vote down Freedom · 349 weeks ago And they say the nazi’s didn’t win the war…… Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Truth teller · 349 weeks ago My kid graduated a few years ago and told me that the kids rather carry the drugs on them than risk them being sniffed out in the locker, but keep up the good work. Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down joe · 349 weeks ago Can we say police state Report Reply 1 reply · active 335 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sumner Graduate · 335 weeks ago Can we say “Illegal drugs shouldn’t be in schools?” Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 349 weeks ago Did they actually find any drugs? Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jerry Loughmiller · 348 weeks ago I think they would have had better luck downtown at the administration building. Report Reply 0 replies · active 348 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more