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 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

Beat writers expect Orange to fall short at No. 13 North Carolina

first_imgPhil D’Abbraccio (16-4): North Carolina 72, Syracuse 65Heels over headsThe downward slide continues. Syracuse is rebounding well, but the physicality of North Carolina’s big men means the thin SU rotation will really be tested in how it handles foul trouble. Competing with the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top rebounding team will be a challenge in itself, and keeping the Orange’s vital players on the floor and not on the bench will be even more difficult. And we saw how Syracuse shot free throws with a home-crowd advantage on Saturday. Shooting from the line in a raucous Dean E. Smith Center environment — plus being drained, physically — doesn’t bode much better for SU.Jesse Dougherty (16-4): North Carolina 71, Syracuse 62Home sickSyracuse may have fallen to Miami on Saturday, but there’s no doubting that the 30,000-plus Carrier Dome crowd had something to do with the Orange keeping it close. Now SU travels to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where Roy Williams’ Tar Heels have lost just twice this season — once in conference play to then-No. 13 Notre Dame — and it promises to be one of the hardest tests of Syracuse’s season. The Orange was sluggish in road conference wins over Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech in early January, and playing No. 13 North Carolina in the Dean E. Smith Center is a whole different beast. Beasts haven’t been too kind to short-handed SU this season, and expect that trend to continue.Jacob Klinger (17-3): North Carolina 75, Syracuse 63Oh, Tar-tar sauceThis is Syracuse’s best chance to knock off one of the ACC’s elite teams. The Tar Heels don’t shoot especially well, which is the easiest way to beat the zone. But they do get to the basket like nobody’s business. The Orange struggled to keep Miami out of the lane on Saturday and keeping the top of the defense tight has been a patchy area for SU all season. Marcus Paige doesn’t make it any easier. More importantly, this exposes Rakeem Christmas to foul trouble and Chinonso Obokoh to having to play. A team that’s dependent on big men for scoring shouldn’t be able to win with a center whose primary offensive responsibility is setting screens. Not against North Carolina at North Carolina, anyway. Comments Published on January 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more