Will it rain?
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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
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
But who's really in charge?
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!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
"Fair Catch (Fr.) Corby" outside Corby Hall
VIDEO: A rainy day for St. Ed's.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Daara: keeping warm on an already warm night
...the fire. With the freshmen move in complete, it was time to kick off freshmen orientation with a visit to Holy Cross Cemetery. Following the visit, the Gentlemen retired to Holy Cross Hill for a bonfire. Conversations were facilitated by cigars and lollipops and of course, by the bonfire. Of the evening, Daara, Sted's sophomore, said, "It was an excellent opportunity to get to know the new Gentlemen of the Hall and to appreciate the privilege of living in such a uniquely fraternal Hall."
VIDEO: Freshman Welcome Video
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Move-In for Squirrels: Paradise Lost
Our furry friends' "run of campus" came to a screeching halt yesterday. The peaceful, lazy atmosphere of campus, with its "cross the street as you like," evaporated like a puddle in the Sahara as cars, truck, and people invaded campus. When asked about the sudden rush of people and cars, an unnamed squirrel nonverbal, "This is nuts!"
Friday, August 22, 2014
We need more Stedsmen out there!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Hall Staff: Ready to spring into action...maybe not
After completing the University's Hall Staff training week, where some clause of the Geneva Convention had to be violated, St. Ed's Hall staff were evacuated to Lake Michigan for some much deserved R&R. On the decompression at the Lake, Andrew Borchert, Sted's 4th floor Main RA, far left, said, "It was Michigan at it's purest." Indeed, it was...indeed, it was.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Bryan and Stephani Keve
It's official. Bryan and Stephani were married this past Saturday at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. With Fr. Ralph officiating and surrounded by family, friends, and their Sted's family, Bryan and Stephani tied the proverbial knot with much emotion and joy. Indeed, there were smiles all around. On hearing that Bryan and Stephani get married, an unnamed Stedsman said, "They're got married? I thought that they got married a couple of years ago!" Congratulations and best wishes to the Keves!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
All smiles, but what about his co-pliot?
...Stedsman away! When he's not trying to convert wayward FSU sisters, see January 26th's posting, Brendan McCarthy '09 is flying high. On his recent flight, Brendan shared some thoughts:
St. Ed: How was the flight?
McCarthy: It was like a "Weary Traveler's" Mass with Fr Ralph - a blur! I'm proud to still be able to say the only thing I've ever been ejected from is a St Ed's hockey game. It was almost as exciting as going to the UCLA or Michigan State game in 2006...or Oklahoma and USC in 2012. This one is up there though, slightly ahead of blocking a punt in interhall football."
St. Ed: Is there anyone you'd like to thank?
McCarthy: I'd like to thank the taxpayers and the IRS. You guys bought a heck of an airplane! The real hero at the end of the flight was the law of gravity. She's alive and well. Couldn't have done it without her, she deserves a great deal of the credit. Also the wings.
Brendan, congratulations and good luck! Many happy landings!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Looking for puffins in all the wrong places.
Ben Fouch, Sted's sophomore, was recently in (Northern) Ireland. During his visit, Ben went to see the "puffins" of Rathlin Island. On his quest to capture pictures of puffins, Fouch said, "The whole point of the visit was to find some absolutely top notch puffins, but in bad weather, the puffins keep to themselves. Yes, we had bad weather that day." Better luck next time Ben... better luck next time.
Monday, August 11, 2014
The sun setting on Lake Michigan and the halcyon days of summer
Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Friday, August 8, 2014
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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Are you going to run me over too?
Being a little hungry, today's Saturday's Squirrel was more than happy to take a granola bar for lunchtime snack. Finishing the entire bar in less than three minutes, our furry neighbor non-verbaled, "Got anything else?"
Friday, August 1, 2014
Damaged not done by the USPS
...Counselor! Back in April, I recounted how Jon Heintz, Sted's AR and now graduate of the NDLS, defended Arthur Jackson in a mock trial where Jackson was charged with arson. Recently, Arthur Jackson sent Heintz a thank you, and I think that the card speaks for itself. On receiving a charred thank you card in the mail, Heintz said, "I can't comment. You know, attorney-client privilege."