SMC magazine contributors share work at reading

first_img“Chimes,” the biannual art and literary magazine of Saint Mary’s College, will be released next week.  The magazine features various creative works from Saint Mary’s faculty and students ranging from first years to seniors.  Senior and co-editor Laura Corrigan said many students have two pieces in the magazine, which is the maximum accepted per student. Corrigan said she hopes the Saint Mary’s community will appreciate the pieces in this year’s edition. “We hope people will read and enjoy all of the pieces accepted this year and will be encouraged to submit next year,” Corrigan said.  “We also hope the writers’ hard work and creativity is accessible for others to enjoy.” Haemmerle said “Chimes” has had a long history – the first issue of the magazine was published in September of 1892. “The magazine has developed from being primarily a literary magazine to include art work as well,” Haemmerle said. “It also is published digitally on the ‘Chimes’ website.”  Haemmerle said that there were 36 poetry submissions this year, 19 of which were chosen for publication.  A chapbook was chosen as well, she said. The magazine received 22 fiction submissions, 10 of these were chosen, she said. Junior Landess Kearns said she is very excited about her poem, which will be published in this year’s edition. “I was thrilled when they chose my poem,” Kearns said. “It always it such an accomplishment to have work recognized by others, and I think that “Chimes” does a great job at selecting a wide variety of student pieces.” Corrigan said students and professors read both fiction and non-fiction pieces during the first official “Chimes” reading Thursday night in Spes Unica Hall at Saint Mary’s. Corrigan said attendance at the reading by both students and professors was better than expected. Sophomore Maria Monreal, senior Elizabeth Elsbach and sophomore Anna Fanelli read their pieces at Thursday’s gathering, where other writers shared their work as well. Elsbach said she has enjoyed being published in the “Chimes” multiple times through her years at Saint Mary’s, and likes seeing the literary talent in the community. She shared one of her poems at Thurday’s event, Elsbach said. “I read one of my poems called ‘Grinding the dregs’ at the ‘Chimes’ event,” Elsbach said. “It’s about sexuality and how people exploit it.  It’s always a pleasure to be chosen.” Senior Rose Franzen said she read one of her fictional short stories, entitled “My Brother’s Keeper,” about her brother coming back from active duty. She said she enjoyed sharing the story with others interested in art and creative writing. “I loved the reading last night because it is fun to share a creative piece with other people who love literature and art like I do,” Franzen said. Fanelli, a Humanistic Studies and German major, said that she enjoyed hearing the work of students from various majors. “I was shocked when one of the girls was a Biology major,” Fanelli said.  “It’s cool that not only English majors take part in this publication.”last_img read more

Keane hoping for Parkhead success

first_imgRobbie Keane will return to Celtic Park hoping the familiar surroundings will help him fire the Republic of Ireland to a priceless Euro 2016 victory over Scotland. He said: “Coming from London and getting off that plane and coming to Celtic Park and there were 5,000 people here, was one of the best feelings you could ever get as a player, and just walking out at Celtic Park and putting on that green and white jersey… “From start to finish for me, the experience was great and I enjoyed every minute of it.” He enjoyed too getting to know combative midfielder Scott Brown, who will line up in the Scotland engine room needing no further introduction. Keane said: “When I was here, he was brilliant. He wears his heart on his sleeve. He gives everything he has for Celtic and his country, and that’s clear to see when you see him playing. “I’m sure that will be no different tomorrow, he will be the same Scott I know, going around kicking people. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He’s a good football player – he plays, but he doesn’t mind a tackle, so it will be interesting to play against him tomorrow. “But off the field, he’s a great lad, a good lad to have around the dressing room and like I said, when I was here, he was brilliant.” “You certainly don’t go into games thinking that, but in the past, I have been very, very lucky that I have scored a few on certain grounds I have been at before, so I am certainly hoping that would be the case tomorrow if I get the opportunity.” Keane is not alone in the Irish squad in knowing Celtic Park well – manager Martin O’Neill was in charge there for five hugely-successful seasons, while winger Aiden McGeady cut his teeth in football with the Bhoys. However, the striker is not convinced that is necessarily an advantage. Keane said: “I don’t know, it’s clearly the same for both teams. There are a lot of players who have played here on numerous occasions, and obviously the Scottish players have, so I am not too sure, to be totally honest with you. I think it’s fairly equal for both teams. “One thing I can say, I know there are players who haven’t played here before and it’s about keeping players’ feet firmly on ground and not get too excited. “We know exactly what we have to do and the job we have to do, and certainly everybody is looking forward to it. “These are the games that players want to be involved in. We haven’t had a competitive game like this against a rival for a while, so it’s certainly exciting.” The much-travelled Keane admits his brief spell in Glasgow was a high point of his career and he retains fond memories of it. The 34-year-old Ireland skipper scored 16 times in 19 appearances for Celtic during a loan spell from Tottenham in 2010, and is hoping his touch in Glasgow has not deserted him on his return on Friday evening. Asked if it was a help returning to a stadium he knows so well, Keane said: “In the past, it has helped me, so I am hoping if I get the opportunity tomorrow that that will be the case as well. Press Associationlast_img read more

Boeheim talks new lineup, Obokoh’s role with McCullough injured; no update on freshman forward’s status

first_img Published on January 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Chris McCullough’s injury means that Tyler Roberson will start for Syracuse.Jim Boeheim, speaking on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Monday afternoon, talked about his adjusted rotation and the role of previously third-string center Chinonso Obokoh moving forward. McCullough’s injury — which the SU (12-4, 3-0 ACC) head coach had no update on — has caused Boeheim to open up an eight-man rotation that will include the offensively limited sophomore Obokoh and sophomore forward B.J. Johnson.Roberson has consistently come of the bench for Syracuse lately, often splitting time with McCullough at power forward or manning the spot while McCullough filled in for Rakeem Christmas at center. Roberson is averaging 6.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game.Boeheim made it clear that unlike McCullough, Roberson would not be sliding into the center position.“Chino has to play there and Tyler’s going to start at forward and we’ll bring B.J. Johnson in at either forward spot,” Boeheim said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson has played 190 minutes for the Orange in 11 appearances, but hasn’t played since ACC play began. His last appearance was a nine-minute, 0-for-1 shooting showing in a 61-44 SU win against Cornell on Dec. 31. He had two assists, a turnover and missed his only free throw in the game. Against Florida State, he sat to the left of assistant coach Adrian Autry.Obokoh recorded four fouls in five minutes against the Seminoles, shooting o-for-1 from the field and snagging a rebound. He has played 43 total minutes this season in seven games.The 6-foot-9 Nigerian-born center said Boeheim told him to keep his hands up and not foul opponents driving through the lane.“I almost brought them back into the game, so that kind of game is not good and I hope it’s not going to happen again,” Obokoh said after SU’s 70-57 win over Florida State.On Monday, Boeheim said that Obokoh needs to help the team on defense and rebound the basketball with any increased minutes he gets.When asked what kind of role he saw for Obokoh offensively, Boeheim said, “He’s got to play defense and rebound.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Championship round-up: Steve Evans begins life as Leeds manager with a draw as Brentford stun Wolves

first_img1 Chris Wood scored the first goal under Steve Evans’ management Steve Evans had to settle for a point as he began life as the new Leeds United manager with a 1-1 draw away to Fulham.It was Fulham who opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when former Leeds man Ross McCormack set up Moussa Dembele to score with a right-footed finish.It took 63 minutes, but the first goal of Evans’ tenure came through Chris Wood from the penalty spot after Ben Pringle handled the ball in the area as the game ended level.Elsewhere, play-off chasers Wolves suffered their second consecutive defeat as they fell 2-0 at home to Brentford.The deadlock was broken after only 16 minutes when Marco Djuricin finished into the top corner after good work from Alan Judge.And as Wolves pushed for the equaliser, Brentford struck again with only three minutes of normal time remaining when Philipp Hofmann latched on to John Swift’s header to claim the three points.The final Championship game of the night ended goalless between Blackburn Rovers and Derby County at Ewood Park, meaning the Rams remain outside of the play-off places on goal difference alone.last_img read more