Student government hosts South Bend Scavenger Hunt

first_imgFor students who are looking for a study break or a change of pace, Notre Dame’s student government is hosting a scavenger hunt of the South Bend area. Students who visit the five sites on the Fall 2019 scavenger hunt list — and submit photo evidence — will be entered into a raffle for a prize.Junior Jessica Reeg and sophomore Erica Maggelet organized the scavenger hunt to promote the South Bend Adventure Guide, which the department of student engagement and outreach launched in August. The guide provides a list of sites and events students can explore in the South Bend area. The department hopes the scavenger hunt will help publicize the guide, as students share their experiences on social media.“As the department of community engagement and outreach, one of the biggest things we wanted to do is try to get more and more kids involved in the South Bend community — not just as a place to volunteer — but actually be a part of the community and go out, eat at local restaurants and shop and visit parks,” the department’s director, Alex Yom, said.Yom said he hopes the South Bend Adventure Guide can help bridge the divide between the Notre Dame and South Bend communities, encouraging students to step off campus and experience the city’s culture.“We saw there’s kind of a gap in between the availability of things to do in South Bend and not many people knowing about how to get there or what to do,” Yom said. “So we wanted to kind of fill that gap by developing a guide where people could turn to see, ‘If I’m looking to go off campus, this is somewhere I could go.’”Yom said the South Bend Adventure Guide offers “all kinds of different activities for students to do if they’re looking for a break from the everyday routine on campus.” He noted that students can now visit South Bend’s Howard Park, which had its grand reopening on Nov. 29. As a fun way to explore the city, Reeg encouraged students to check out “First Fridays” in downtown South Bend. Every first Friday of the month, she said, downtown South Bend has a themed showcase of events, restaurant deals and a different monthly theme. Although this semester’s scavenger hunt ends on Dec. 13, Reeg said the department is planning a spring scavenger hunt for next semester. She said she hopes students will take the opportunity to explore the community.“A lot of other schools have big college towns, especially state schools,” Reeg said. “And I think that there’s a tendency for Notre Dame students to stay within their little safe bubble, not really leave campus much because, in theory, you could really stay here — we have restaurants, we have things to do. And a lot of dorm culture stays on campus so [students] don’t even really go out socially too.”Sophomore Emma Kerr said she thinks many students have stigmas and preconceived notions about the city of South Bend.“I wasn’t sure about the South Bend area coming to Notre Dame, especially as a lot of my friends were going to big and bustling cities,” Kerr said. She said she would be interested in the scavenger hunt and hopes other students will take the time to engage with the South Bend community in meaningful ways.“There’s a lot going on in the city,” Kerr said. “And I think that sometimes kids just don’t take that initial step into the community.”Yom said the department of community engagement and outreach wants to foster a culture of engagement between students and the South Bend area. Currently, he said the department is developing a partnership with the Moreau First-Year Experience program, and they plan to put the South Bend Adventure Guide on next year’s Welcome Weekend app. “We’re trying to build a culture of getting off campus and enjoying the South Bend community from your first year on,” Yom said.Before the semester comes to an end, Reeg encouraged all students to visit the scavenger hunt locations and DM their photos to @sbadventure_guide on Instagram. ”[If you win the raffle], you get a gift card to Rocco’s Pizza — which is also another place on the guide,” Reeg said.Tags: Department of Community Engagement, Downtown South Bend, South Bend Adventure Guidelast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Argentina makes history with stunning Scotland comeback

first_imgArgentina produced the greatest comeback in Women’s World Cup history to keep its last-16 qualification hopes alive.Scotland led 3-0 with 16 minutes to play in Paris on Wednesday with goals from Kim Little, Jennifer Beattie and Erin Cuthbert having seemingly secured victory for Shelley Kerr’s team. Alexander saved Bonsegundo’s initial spotkick — and the rebound — but she was deemed to have moved off her line so the penalty was retaken, with the second effort smashed home.3 – Argentina have become the first ever side to come from three goals down to avoid defeat in a Women’s World Cup match. Drama. #FIFAWWC #ARG #SCOARG— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 19, 2019No team has ever before come from three goals down to avoid defeat in a Women’s World Cup match.But Argentina still face an anxious wait to discover whether it will be in the last 16 as its progression depends on results in Thursday’s action in Groups E and F. But Scotland collapsed in incredible circumstances, a 3-3 draw meaning it finished bottom of Group D and is out of the World Cup.Milagros Menendez got one back for Argentina before it cut the deficit to a single goal when Flor Bonsegundo’s strike rebounded off the woodwork and in off Lee Alexander.The Scotland goalkeeper would be even more unfortunate in added time as she was beaten for a third time, Argentina having been awarded a penalty when Sophie Howard was adjudged to have fouled Aldana Cometti following a VAR check.last_img read more

Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87

first_imgA file picture of four-time Masters Champion Arnold Palmer waving to the gallery at his final appearance in the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. on April 9, 2004. – REUTERS death × Arnold Palmer, the golf great whose charisma and common touch drew a legion of fans known as “Arnie’s Army” and propelled the game into the mainstream, died on Sunday at the age of 87.“Arnold Palmer will always be a champion, in every sense of the word,” the US Golf Association said in a statement mourning the death of “golf’s greatest ambassador.”“He inspired generations to love golf by sharing his competitive spirit, displaying sportsmanship, caring for golfers and golf fans, and serving as a lifelong ambassador for the sport.“The game is indeed better because of him, and in so many ways, will never be the same.”Palmer, a native of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he had been since Thursday while undergoing heart tests, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.No cause of death was immediately given.“We just lost one of the incredible people in the game of golf and in all of sports,” 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus said.“He has always been a fighter and he never gave up on anything. He didn’t give up even now. Maybe his body did, but I know Arnold’s will and spirit did not.”Palmer, known as “The King,” captured seven major tournaments during his illustrious career, taking The Masters four times (in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964), the British Open twice (in 1961 and 1962) and the US Open once (in 1960).His go-for-broke style enthralled fans, and he became one of golf’s first television superstars, helping make the sport accessible to a much wider audience.His rise — along with those of Nicklaus and Gary Player — set the stage for the sport’s huge broadcast rights fees and prize money riches, which were later enhanced by the success of Tiger Woods.“Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs,” Woods said on Twitter after news of Palmer’s death. .“Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend.“It’s hard to imagine golf without you or anyone more important to the game than the King.”Palmer looked frail when he joined fellow icons Player and Nicklaus for the ceremonial first tee shot at the Masters in April.For the first time in 10 years, he didn’t swing a club, instead sitting in a chair to watch the spectacle.In June, he elected not to travel to Oakmont, Pennsylvania, for the US Open in his home state. COMMENT SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img September 26, 2016 COMMENTS golf Published on A file picture of four-time Masters Champion Arnold Palmer waving to the gallery at his final appearance in the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. on April 9, 2004. – REUTERSlast_img read more