Friday, February 24, 2017

A mullet throwback...

Kempf and Cote: Euro Trash and the second to last Air Bender

...is the order of the day. It's been about two weeks since victory was declared in the battle against malaria, but there many lingering memories and pictures left from that heroic struggle that brought the best out of so many Gentlemen and their scalps. Two Gentlemen who were leading the charge were seniors Max Kempf and Ben Cote, who took it upon themselves to hold nothing back... and in Max's case, not even eye brows! Not to be outdone, Cote got a haircut in the style of the Last Airbender... outlandish indeed. On his unique coiffure, Cote said, "Inspirational. Stylish. Practical. I chose this haircut. It is all these things and more because, as always, it's for the kids!"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

When it's warm, it's...

Feels like April!

...warm! The past couple days, the winter temps have been well above fifty degrees. Matter of fact, for the last couple of days, temps have been in the 60's. Suffice it to say, it has been odd, but nevertheless, it is much appreciated. Without missing an unseasonable moment, matriculating students have taken to the quads, capturing every warm ray from the sun. On the warm weather, a resident from the upper Mid West said, "Just wait... just wait."

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You had to be...

Waiting for the next installment...

... at Geddes Hall last night to understand the nuisances of Fr. Terry Ehrman's lecture. Entitled "A Broader Vision of Reality: Integral Ecology Within the Great Lakes Watershed," Fr. Terry gave the initial lecture in a series of seven that examine ecological issues of the Great Lakes in light of theology, biology, and the recent Papal encyclical "Laudato Si." On attending the lecture, an unnamed Stedsman said, "And I thought that he just preached long."

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The House of...

Cervantez: Finals bound...

...Pain continues. Last week saw the start of Bengal Bouts, and Steds boxers took to the ring... six in total. With training starting late last semester, the guys were ready to box. With preliminaries over and quarterfinals starting today, Steds still has a presence in the ring with Jackson "Sly" Fox '17 and Alex " Aztec Warrior" Cervantez '18 advancing. On his match, Cervantez, "Ask me for a quote when I get to the Finals... there's not much to say now except that I am going to win tonight."

Monday, February 20, 2017

It was a...

Losers to the left and winners to the right

...team effort. Yes, it was a team effort that allowed the third floor to take down the second floor in a Ultimate Frisbee friendly. The friendly wasn't so much a friendly as it was a showdown between the the 2nd and 3rd floor RAs, Max Kempf and Brandon Ruggles, who have been at each other since the students arrived in August. With perfect weather conditions and teams being of equal skill and number, it truly was a showdown. On the outcome, Ruggles said, "On the winning play, I swear I saw James Moremen take on the form of Tom Brady - Kempf's longstanding idol - as he shredded up the second floor's makeshift defense. We're proud to add another trophy to the third floor's rich history of success”

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Your Sunday picture...

Spring seems to have sprung

...from Notre Dame. There was been an early taste of spring as temperatures have broken into the low 60's for the past couple of days. And the timing couldn't have been better with this being Junior Parents Weekend. Here's a view of South Quad and this Sunday's beautiful blue sky. Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday's Squirrel.

Full dumpster: Squirrel's delight

Our furry friends are very friendly and inquisitive. While we think of them as only looking for free handouts, our friends are really trying to make new friends... friends who, yes,  may give free handouts from time to time. Still, they always desire our friendship and attention EXCEPT when they have found a full dumpster. On encountering a furry friend in a dumpster by the Main Building, the squirrel non-verbaled, "Get lost."