Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gone, but not...

...forgotten is the lost of our St. Ed's gym. Yes, it's true. We lost our gym so that we might have a neighbor, Zahm Hall. While their "neighborliness" is debatable, what is not is that there's a building were our gym was! Read the story from 1937 HERE or below. By the way, I still have the deed, and I'll see you in court!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Something old...

But is he taking it to the streets?

...and something new was waiting for students at the start of this year's football season. Yes, the old pack of student football tickets gave way to electronic tickets accessible by smartphones. No smartphone? Then print up ticket and eat up your print quota in the process. On the change, Mike Hanley, Sted's senior, said, "Great. They got rid of the only book I've actually use in college."

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Your Sunday...

Will it rain?

...picture from Notre Dame. Here's a view from yesterday's football game. Warm and muggy, with some showers, but in the end, it was a great day for a football game!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Game Day!

The future leprechaun?

The pageantry that is Notre Dame football started on Thursday afternoon and reached its climax on Saturday with trumpets, bagpipes, tailgates, and.... colorfully dressed fans. Brandon Ryan, Sted's freshmen, went to today's game against Rice decked out in his game day finest. On his colorful treads, Ryan said, "I'm keeping tradition alive." Indeed, your are Brandon...indeed you are. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Let there be music!

They don't make them like this anymore.

Thanks to generous gifts, our Hall’s new piano, or rather “refurbished,” piano has arrived. Our piano, a 1936, mahogany Baldwin, with its original ivory and ebony keys, was refurbished in Chicago this summer and arrived with impeccable timing- the day before the freshmen did. On the new piano’s arrival, Ned Vogel, Sted’s sophomore and Director of Music, said, “I believe that this new piano will not only enhance our Hall’s Masses but will also confirm St. Edward’s reputation as the Hall with the most discerning taste in all things.” Indeed, Mr. Vogel… indeed…

…and all our love and thanks to our generous benefactors!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For the very first...

But who's really in charge?

...time, Daniel Wrapp, 3rd floor Resident Assistant (RA), places his duty tag on the Duty Board in the lobby of St. Edward's Hall. As he places his tag on the board, Wrapp shares in a long line of of RAs taking on duty for King and Hall. On placing his duty tag, Daniel said, "It feels good to be both the Master of the House and the Keeper of the Inn."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Don't forget to clean the lint trap!

....Kurt, Sted's freshman from Chicagoland, learned how laundry is done. Without any help, Kurt was able to load, wash, and dry his laundry. Whether he separated his whites from his colors, we don't know, BUT what we do know is that there were no major mishaps in the 1st floor laundry room. On learning how to do laundry, Kurt said, "My mother would be proud that my Notre Dame education is teaching me lessons above and beyond those in the classroom. Here's to my first load of laundry!"

Indeed, Kurt, and congratulations!