Siegfried president, vice president discuss dorm culture

first_imgDespite the fact that Siegfried Hall‘s signature event is aptly called ”Day of Man,” the hall opened as a women’s dorm in 1988 before transitioning into a men’s hall in 1997. Today, the men of Siegfried Hall are known for dominating interhall sports and braving the cold South Bend weather in t-shirts.Hall president and vice president, sophomores Patrick McGuire and Devan Shah, both said they decided to run for hall leadership because they initially wanted to play a more active role in their dorm community.“Something that we’ve had to learn … is that the things that make Siegfried great aren’t anything that the president or vice president can do,” McGuire said. “That culture can make it frustrating at times if you’re trying to make stuff happen, but I think we’ve really grown to appreciate the fact that the things that make Siegfried great are the interpersonal relationships and connections and interactions.”As president and vice president, McGuire and Shah said their responsibility is to simply let the residents of the dorm make Siegfried whatever they want it to be.“The people of Siegfried like to do what they like to do,” Shah said. “We realized that trying to do events where we’re getting everyone to come out and do the thing that we think is cool was never going to work … but giving them an opportunity to come out and do their own thing … was one of the best ways we could go about helping facilitate that culture.”As a result of that culture, the men of Siegfried do not place much emphasis on competing for Hall of the Year.“Hall of the Year is … about organizing events that people come to, that people from around campus come to,” Shah said. “As Pat and I have noticed this year, our job as Siegfried president and vice president is to try and bring as many people from Siegfried into the community and make them feel at home, and if what the people of the community want is to do their own thing, then we’ll do that, but that won’t win us Hall of the Year.”One event that does contribute to the culture of Siegfried, however, is their signature event — Day of Man. Each year, the men of Siegfried Hall sport short-sleeved shirts, shorts and flip-flops one day in the middle of February. The tradition — now 13 years old — began when one Siegfried student walked outside without a coat and immediately thought about what it must be like for the homeless to experience winter in South Bend.“We have a strong connection with the South Bend Center for the Homeless,” Shah said. “Every Saturday, guys will go and volunteer at the homeless shelter. So, it’s not just one day a year we try to help the homeless shelter, one day a year we raise money for them. Week by week, we try and do whatever we can to help them.”“Day of Man is a very visible moment for a very strong connection throughout the year,” McGuire added.Siegfried is also notoriously known for being one of the most athletic dorms on campus. Having won nine out of the past 11 O’Leary cups, the dorm has earned the reputation of being competitive powerhouse in interhall sports.“It’s a way for the guys in the dorm to bond just because that happens when you play sports with other people,” Shah said. “At this point, it’s just become a thing that happens. If there’s a sport that you might be good at, you sign up and go.”This year, they are currently on track to win their fifth-consecutive cup, but the athleticism of Siegfried is not limited to the O’Leary Cup.“The cool thing about Siegfried is that yes, we are a sporty dorm, and, yes, we make a big deal about the O’Leary cup,” McGuire said, “But we also have a really cool section sport dynamic … and we also have e-sports, like Fifa and 2K.”Siegfried’s passionate participation in interhall sports is an extension of that of their rector, Fr. John Conley.“Fr. John stresses a couple things that are important to the community: welcoming everyone, helping the homeless shelter and winning the O’Leary Cup,” Shah said. “It’s one of the first things you hear about [in Siegfried].“Fr. John’s dedication to the O’Leary Cup is just one example of his love for Siegfried, McGuire said.“Fr. John has been here ever since Siegfried Hall become a men’s dorm, so 22 years now. He lives and breathes Siegfried Hall,” McGuire said. “You can see that in everything he does. Every individual resident of Siegfried hall means a lot to him.”That level of love for Siegfried is something that translates into the way the residents feel about their dorm and is what makes Siegfried unique, McGuire said.“The personal care and connection that exists between the members is something we get from our rector,” McGuire said. “What makes Siegfried great is not really any sort of program that we will put on, but the spirit of the personal relationships and brotherhood.”Tags: Day of Man, Dorm feature, dorm features, Siegfried Halllast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Report: March 24 – March 31, 2014

first_img        Johnson, Crystal34Wichita Ks800 N Oliver, Belle Plaine, KsSUSODriving while suspended3/24/14 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Medina-Meraz, David23Wichita KsI-35 MP 33 Mulvane KsKHPOperate without a valid license3/24/14 Guillory, Andrew J.27Houston, TX.I-35, MP 32KHPFailure to appear3/28/14 Neppl, Brenda Lynn51Milton, KS1346 N Argonia RD Milton, KSSUSODV Battery3/29/14 Reaka, Paul29Derby, Ks211 N Second Mulvane KsMPDFailure to appear3/24/14 Johnson, Jason38Wellington, KS.610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.WPDServe Sentence3/29/14 McMiller, Joseph T.22Wichita KsMcClain County JailSUSOConspiracy aggravated Robbery, Battery,  and Attempted Aggravated Robbery, and Sedgwick County warrant for P.V.3/25/14 Voss, Kelsie J.24Mulvane, KS.510 S. Park, Mulane, KS.MPDDomestic Violence Battery3/27/14 Hunter, Tyere L.20Newton, KS.1000 E. U.S. 166SUSOD.U.I. and  Minor in possession of alcohol3/30/14 Sorrells, Robert M.23Mackinaw Il.I-35, MP 6KHPDriving while suspended3/25/14 Green, Douglas G. Jr.37Conway Springs, KS.Gateway Apt.’sConway Springs P.D.Violation of Protective Order3/27/14 Bail Bondsman Hughes, Rayshon27Wichita Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Stewart, Melissa39Newton, KS.501 N.Washington, Wellington KS.SUSOFailure to appear X 23/27/14 Stewart, Caleb D.26Wellington, KS.324 N. Blaine, Wellington Ks.SUSOTheft, Burglary,  and Interference with L.E.O.3/25/14 Wellington PD3 McGinn, Christina22Wichita Ks501 N. Washington, Wellington KS.SUSOProbation Violation3/25/14 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 3/24/2014 thru 3/31/2014 center_img Cunningham, Travis20Wellington, KS.14th and Washington, Wellington, KS.WPDD.U.I.3/30/14 Phillips, Juliana27Plano, TX.1000 N US81 Belle Plaine, KsSUSODriving under the influence, Invalid drivers license3/29/14 Ryberg, Kathleen J.18Wellington, KS.900 W. 90th Ave, Belle Plaine KSBPPDT.O.C., and Liquor purchase/Consumption by a minor3/29/14 Sumner Co14 Conrad, Amber M.24Wellington, KS.900 W. 90th Ave, Belle Plaine KSBPPDD.U.I., T.O.C., and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor3/29/14 Haskin-Ybarra, Eric24Wellington, KS.522 N. “F”, Wellington, KS.WPDCriminal Damage to Property3/30/14 Mulvane2 Garlow, Nicholas29Wellington, KS.2200 N A St Wellington, KsSUSODriving under the influence3/31/14 Sedgwick Co40 Bookings Belle Plaine2 Bosely, Bonita J.51Belle Plaine, Ks.920 Brooke Rd., Belle Plaine  Ks.SUSOD.W.S., and 2 Sedgwick County warrants3/25/14 KHP4 Rocco, Jerry28Wichita Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Brunner, Dustin25Wellington, KS.610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Worthington, Andrew35El Dorado Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Conway Springs PD1 Rafael-Antonio, Eulogio29North Platte, NEI-35 MP 2 South Haven KsKHPOperate without a valid license3/24/14last_img read more

Chelsea humble Spurs

first_imgLONDON (AP):Eden Hazard came off the bench to help Chelsea into the FA Cup final with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham yesterday as the English Premier League leaders overwhelmed their title rivals to stay on course for a double.Chelsea shut down Tottenham’s fightback in a potent five-minute spell in the second half inspired by Hazard, who had been unexpectedly relegated to the bench.Hazard shot the ball through a crowded penalty area into the net in the 75th minute and teed up Nemanja Matic for a powerful strike off the inside of the crossbar to secure a final against Arsenal or Manchester City.Chelsea condemned Tottenham to a seventh successive FA Cup semi-final loss, and also have a four-point lead over their London rivals in the league title race.Twice Willian put Chelsea in front – from a free kick in the fifth minute and from a penalty two minutes before half-time – but Tottenham came back each time through Harry Kane’s flicked header and Dele Alli’s strike.Despite Tottenham posing the greater threat after Alli latched on to Christian Eriksen’s exquisite long pass in the 52nd minute, the north London club had nothing to show for its dominance. And a double substitution by Antonio Conte after an hour swung the semi-final back in Chelsea’s favour with Hazard arriving on the pitch with top-scorer Diego Costa.SPECTACULAR FASHIONA third Chelsea substitute, Cesc Fabregas, set up Hazard’s goal within a minute of being brought on. The midfielder’s corner was inadvertently flicked on by Tottenham defender Kyle Walker. Then Chelsea’s return trip to Wembley for the final next month was secured by Matic in spectacular fashion, with Conte’s side asserting its strength over Tottenham.Arsenal faces Manchester City in the second semi-final today. There were four Premier League games.English Premier League results: Bournemouth 4 Middlesbrough 0; Hull 2 Watford 0; Swansea 2 Stoke 0; West Ham 0 Everton 0.last_img read more