Monday, December 17, 2018

And suddenly...

A sunny, but cold, view of the HomeSteds was quiet. Today marks the first day of the Christmas Break. With residence halls and most other buildings now closed, an eerie silence has descended upon campus. But, don’t worry. All throughout the break, we will continue to bring you, every other day, the life and times of St. Edward’s Hall.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Your Sunday picture...

Do you see it?

... from Notre Dame. Here is a beautiful sunset, the University Christmas tree, and the second oldest residence hall in the background. BUT if you look closely, you will notice something else. What is it? It's a beautiful crescent moon. Enjoy your Sunday wherever you may be.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Saturday Squirrel.

Sad day...

What are they thinking? Who knows. Still, sometimes we can glean from their posture, language and empty stares what they are pondering. And from the body language of this furry friend sitting on a rock outside St. Ed's, we can understand much what is racing through the little mind of this squirrel. As students are scurrying about campus with suitcases and whatnot, this squirrel's body language non-verbaled, "Please don't leave us! Who's going to feed us while you are away?!"

Thursday, December 13, 2018

What's going on...

Campus' new residence hall- Corby Hall

... next to the Basilica? It's a new residence hall, but it's not for matriculating students. It's the new residence hall for Holy Cross priests. The old Corby Hall, built in the early 1900's was demolished this past summer to make way for a completely new hall. While it will look very similar to previous building, the new Corby will have much more space as well as many improvements. How's construction going? On schedule, and if you're on campus you'll see the Hall's two new elevators rising from the construction site. On the construction of a new Corby Hall, an unnamed Steds resident said, "Now more than ever, I would hate to live in Sorin."

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It's official...

Noel and Cole Patterson

They got married! Cole Patterson ’11 of St. Ed’s and Noel Bennett ’11 of Vanderbilt were married at the Onwentsia Club in Wilmette, IL, on a bright and sunny September day. Surrounded by family, friends, and members of Steds family, Noel and Cole exchanged their vows with great enthusiasm and excitement, making this special day only that much more memorable. On Noel and Cole wedding, Fritz Schoenhut ’11 said, “We are so happy to welcome Noel into the Steds family. Cole, previously Vice President of St Ed’s and known as “Veep,” really picked a winner. Being the shutdown cornerback on the Steds football team that he was, it comes as no surprise Cole made a great play by choosing Noel as his bride. Congrats to the Pattersons!”

Best wishes and congratulations to Noel and Cole!

Noel and Cole dancing...

...with Cole later lifted high by his excited Steds Family!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The war on Christmas...

Christmas will always win

... continues as the Hall is prevented from putting up its traditional Christmas decorations. In years past, the Hall placed its traditional wreaths and Christmas trees, in white lights, above its two porticos. It was a sight to behold. But, then, enter Risk Management, who brought everything to a halt. While Risk Management may currently have the upper hand in this war, the forces of Christmas cheer and tasteful decorating at St. Ed's will not give up without a fight. Leading the charge into the fray are the residents of room 209 who refuse to let defeat be the order of the day by placing a Christmas tree in their window, a window very close to the main portico. On the zeal, creativity, and cheer of the residents, Fr. Ralph said, "They are an inspiration for us all!"

Monday, December 10, 2018

Lost and found.

Something lost; something blue: a Steds hat

On a stroll around the Hesburgh Memorial Library, St. Ed's juniors, Jack Barrett and Matt Cyrs, found something. As the pair walked around the reflecting pool, now drained for the winter, something caught the eye of our Stedsmen. What did they see in the pool? A handsome, embroided   Steds bucket hat. Caked with sediment, the hat must have been lost during a game day float. On the find, Cyrs said, "We found only this hat. There was no sign of the owner."