SMEAC Free Store offers used items

first_imgThe members of Saint Mary’s Environmental Action Coalition (SMEAC) strive to be positive role models on campus by promoting the well being of the environment and enacting change, Monica Aguirre, co-president of SMEAC, said. “A lot of the time, we are geared toward reaching out to the campus,” Aguirre said. The club hosts several programs and events at the College that are geared to draw awareness to environmental issues. One such program is the SMEAC Free Store, which is designed to allow students to reuse unwanted items instead of throwing them away. “We are helping the community, but we are trying to get the campus to help the community more,” said Katherine Kohler, the Free Store coordinator. The store is located in the basement of Le Mans Hall and offers a variety of items including furniture and decorative items such as vases and holiday décor. “Saint Mary’s needs to learn about recycling and reusing items because I think that sometimes in our population that idea is lost,” Aguirre said. “If you take something from the Free Store, the owner might see it and that should be OK. Just getting that mentality that it doesn’t have to be new.” The Free Store, which will now be open 24 hours, hosted its grand opening Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Instead of having to go out and buy bookshelves and other stuff, you can come here and get it for free, which will save money and save the environment,” said Ellen Huelsmann, vice president of SMEAC. The Free Store accepts almost all items that are in good condition, Kohler said. According to Aguirre, the club is planning other activities as well. A tie-dying event is currently in the works; students will be invited to bring an old shirt, tie-dye it and keep it. Another event SMEAC sponsors is Weigh Your Waste, an annual event that measures the amount of food students, faculty and staff dispose of during a single lunch period, will be held again this year. “That [Weigh Your Waste] has the potential to have the most impact because when you see that we we’ve wasted in one lunch period 150 pounds a day, which could be equivalent to over 500 pounds a day, this is fact,” Aguirre said. Other events include Race to Recycling, a competition in which two people sort through trashcans and determine what can and cannot be recycled. In addition, Aguirre said SMEAC is planning on making this year’s Earth Week bigger and better. The club meets weekly to plan activities and discuss how to get students involved. “It’s only an hour commitment, but what the campus gets back from everybody getting involved is a lot because we’re changing the ideas on campus,” Kohler said. “If you care about it, do something.”last_img read more

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Solskjaer Faces 12-day Nightmare for Man Utd Job

first_imgThat tie is likely to take place on Sunday February 17 or Monday 18 due to Chelsea’s Europa League clash with Malmo taking place on the Thursday night.Solskjaer will then be hoping to dent Liverpool’s title hopes when Jurgen Klopp’s men visit Old Trafford on February 24.The current United boss said winning a trophy is more important than finishing in the top four ahead of his side’s next match with Burnley in the Premier League.He said: ‘For Manchester United you should always aim to win the league.‘We can’t do that this year, but we have to get back to the challenge. We’ve got the Champions League, we’ve got the FA Cup, we can’t just say we’ve got top four and that is it.‘We are sixth at the moment, so we are a way off the top teams. We are challenging to be top three at the moment.‘It’s about reorganising and just starting next season to be ready to challenge and get more points.’Following what could be a make-or-break 12 days for Solskjaer, United then face Crystal Palace and Southampton in the Premier League.Then comes the return leg in the Champions League against PSG before Solskjaer’s side have to face rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and Manchester City at Old Trafford.If he comes through those tests Solskjaer may just land his dream job on a full-time basis.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term future could be defined by 12 days in February as Manchester United face tough fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.The Norwegian interim manager, who has guided his side to eight straight wins, was given a comfortable run during his first few weeks at Old Trafford with Manchester United facing the likes of Cardiff, Newcastle and Huddersfield. Solskjaer has proved he’s not a one-trick pony by masterminding victories over North London duo Tottenham and Arsenal but Monday night’s FA Cup draw means he has been given a tough run which could decide his future.Manchester United will now host French giants Paris Saint-Germain on February 12 before taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the FA Cup.last_img read more

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Asamoah Gyan: There is no bad blood between Kwarasey and Nasam Yakubu

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has stated that there is no problem between goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey and goalkeeper’s trainer Nasam Yakubu.Kwarasey is returning to the team for the first time since the 2014 World Cup, where he criticized Nasam Yakubu and decided to take a self-imposed international break.Many are of the view that the two will not get along following what happened after the 2014 World Cup.But Asamoah Gyan in an exclusive interview with Joy Sports noted that Kwarasey and Nasam are at peace and there is nothing to worry about.“I don’t think they have any issue, sometimes people outside see it in a different way but I don’t think they have any issue,” he told Joy Sports“When someone feels he or she must say something the person is free to do so because we are in a freedom of speech country so Kwarasey felt what he saw and he said it but not withstanding there is no issue. “Despite everything Kwarasey is a great goalkeeper, young lad doing so well at his club and we were expecting him for about a year and now we have him so we are very happy to see him.”Kwarasey joined the Stars in their first training session on Monday which had 13 other players. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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