Students make cards for Sullivan family

first_imgStudent government delivered more than 200 letters from members of the Notre Dame community to the family of junior Declan Sullivan on Monday, student body chief of staff Nick Ruof said. “The Notre Dame family is truly a family and it was shown over these past few days,” Ruof said. “Everyone came together to be arm-in-arm together in support.” Student government wanted to allow students to show their support for the Sullivan family after Sullivan’s death, Ruof said. In a Thursday e-mail, student body president Catherine Soler and student body vice president Andrew Bell invited students to bring notes and cards to their office in LaFortune Student Center. “As student government we wanted a cohesive effort to send things to the family instead of berating them with mail,” Ruof said. “We wanted a unified student body response to the Sullivan family.” The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore donated 200 cards that were available at the reception following Thursday’s Mass of Remembrance in honor of Sullivan. The remaining cards were later available in the student government office, and they were all used, according to Bell. Students also placed many other envelopes in the collection box, Bell said. Student government collected cards throughout the weekend so students had time to reflect, Ruof said. “We wanted to be a place for students to send their sympathies through us to the family,” Ruof said. Ruof said the fact that many students who did not know Sullivan wrote letters to his family represents the manner in which the student body has united following Wednesday’s accident. “We want to let the Sullivan family grieve,” Ruof said. “We want to give them their privacy but facilitate the student body’s sympathies to the family at the same time.” Bell said the University provided buses to transport students, football players, student athletic managers and videographers from campus to Sullivan’s funeral in Buffalo Grove, Ill. Monday. Various administrators, deans and representatives of Student Affairs were also present at Monday’s funeral Mass, Bell said. The University is looking to work with Fisher Hall and the Financial Management Board to create a memorial scholarship in Declan’s name, Ruof said. “We want to show support for the family as well as for the men of Fisher and the women of Lewis,” Ruof said. Ruof said student government would also organize a tribute to Sullivan during the home game against Utah on Nov. 13 to show continued support in the Notre Dame community for Sullivan’s family.last_img read more

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Trail Mix – Hayley Sabella

first_imgI have never been so interested in a press release before.So interested, in fact, that I didn’t even open it. I didn’t read it. I knew I could read it online, so I just looked at it and then propped it on my desk, near my computer, for future enjoyment. See, this particular press release was sealed, with wax, like some medieval parchment, or a message sent clandestinely from the worlds of Tolkien or Martin.I had never gotten anything like that before and I sort of geeked out.Admittedly, it was a cool touch from Hayley Sabella, a singer/songwriter from the Boston area. I am in love with her new record, Forgive The Birds, which drops later this month. Her voice is magical and the tunes on the new record, her second release, are spiced with both quiet introspection and sing-along hooks.Hayley and I recently chatted about a number of things, including growing up a bit nerdy, the new record, and a rather unfortunate introduction to skiing.BRO – I loved the wax seal on your press release. Too nerdy to say I felt like I had gotten a message via raven from King’s Landing?HS – I am so happy to hear that feedback! I wanted to make it special somehow, and I’m glad it stood out. Even though I haven’t watched Game of Thrones, I grew up assuming every parent read Lord of The Rings to their kids, so I am not one to point a finger when it comes to that brand of nerdiness.BRO – What’s the last song that gave you goosebumps?HS – I think it was when I was listening to The Tallest Man on Earth’s latest EP, the one he did with yMusic. I have a weakness for orchestra-meets-folk music. Adding a string quartet and an oboe to fingerpicking is an instant chills-factory for me.BRO – We are featuring “Turn Around” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?HS – “Turn Around” is coming from a place of angst that most of us New Englanders can relate to this time of year – begging the weather gods to turn from winter to spring.BRO – I caught some pictures on your Instagram feed. You in a walking boot. Some broken bone x-rays. You feeling better?HS – I am feeling better, thankfully. Still rocking the boot and crutches until the end of April. But I am getting stronger and more flexible every day.BRO – Recent ski mishap aside, if our readers are looking for some slope time up your way, where should they head?HS – I am sad to say that this was my first time skiing! I was really getting the hang of it and feeling like I could eventually live the life of a ski bum. Until I saw bone coming through skin. The idea of whirling down an icy hill makes me a bit nauseous at the moment. But my roommates are huge skiers and they love Sugarbush in Vermont. Come to find out, they have great doctors on staff, which is a bonus!Hayley’s tour schedule is a bit quiet now as she is recuperating from that busted leg. Fans in Plymouth, Massachusetts, can catch her on April 29th at The Spire Center. Until then, here’s hoping Hayley is on the mend and up and at it soon.For more information on Hayley Sabella, the new record, and her tour schedule, be sure to take a look at her website. And while you are surfing around, take a listen to “Turn Around,” along with new tracks from Lindsay Lou, Western Centuries, and Charley Crockett on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

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Clonmel boxer suspended from Olympics

first_imgO’Reilly was not due to fight until next Friday but at present is provisionally suspended. The athletes B sample will be tested and while that process could be completed within 48 hours it’s unlikely that the result will differ to the A sample. The opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics commences later tonightIt remains unclear if Michael O’Reilly will stay with the squad at the Olympic village following a positive drug test.The Tipperary boxer has tested positive and now stands to miss out on the games.last_img read more

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Mourinho looking to beat PSG to signature of his former Chelsea star – reports

first_img Azpilicueta has been a consistent performer for the Blues 1 New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to raid former club Chelsea for Cesar Azpilicueta, according to reports.The Special One is a huge fan of the versatile 26-year-old from his second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, and the Daily Mirror claims he is keen on bringing the Spaniard with him to Old Trafford.Azpilicueta has three years remaining on his current Chelsea contract, yet is unsure whether he will feature in the plans of incoming boss Antonio Conte.Conte, currently in charge of Italy, has employed a 3-5-2 formation to great success at Euro 2016 and it is rumoured he wants to bring his former Juventus stars Kwadwo Asamoah and Stephan Lichsteiner to fill the wing-back positions when he arrives in west London.Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly in the market for a new right-back with Gregory van der Wiel’s contract set to expire, and have held informal talks about bringing Azpilicueta to the French capital.But Mourinho will hope his relationship with the Spain international will convince him to make the move to United.last_img read more

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