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Captain Richard Phillips gives lecture at SVC

October 30, 2014

On Oct. 23, SVC was visited by retired sea captain Richard Phillips, the man in charge of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama during its famous hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009, an ordeal dramatized in the critically-acclaimed 2013 film “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks. Phillips’ day on campus culminated with a lecture in the Carey Center gymnasium that evening. Phillips spoke before a sold-out crowd of more than 700 people in the Carey Center gymnasium, as part of the Campus Life and SGA “New Horizons” series of lectures. He gave his speech from a tastefully decorated stage and was aided by video projectors which provided photos and maps to underscore his main points. Phillips recounted the details of his ordeal at sea, but also said he wanted to impart three main points to the audience: “You are much stronger than you know; nothing is over till you quit; andRead More

SVC Swimming preps, dives into new season

October 28, 2014

Just weeks before the start of the 2014 season, the Saint Vincent College men and women’s swimming teams began preparation for another season. In the 2013- 2014 season, the men’s team finished with a 5-5 record and the women’s team finished with a record of 6-5. The men finished fourth of nine at their championship meet while the women finished third of 11. Head coach Josh Gurekovich returns once again as the Bearcats swimming coach. In 2013, Gurekovich was named women’s coach of the year for the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. The Bearcats began preparing for the season shortly after arriving on campus this fall. “We officially began practice on Sept. 15 and lost no time training hard over the past five weeks,” said senior swimmer Zach Ligus. “We even had four practices within 26 hours during the Monday-Tuesday of Fall Break.” SVC wants to improve upon last season, and withRead More

Supreme Court ruling advances the legality of same-sex marriage

October 28, 2014

State and federal officials recognized the legality of same-sex marriage in 12 states across the U.S. starting on Oct. 6, beginning with Indiana, and including Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, West Virginia, North Carolina, Idaho, Alaska and Arizona. There are currently legal challenges being issued in all states in which same-sex marriage is either banned or prohibited. There are 19 states that have laws that ban same-sex marriage. The string of legalizations began after a series of federal rulings related to the 2013 Federal ruling in U.S. v. Windsor. A seventh District Circuit Court judge in Indiana upheld a lower court’s ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. A number of states followed suit after the Supreme Court declined to appeal laws that banned same-sex marriage in five states. The rising legal acceptance of same-sex marriage in courts seems to reflect the rising public approval ofRead More

Consecutive concerts conjure Halloween spirit on campus

October 28, 2014

The week of Halloween features several groups on campus offering holiday-themed events to students, faculty and members of the community. Two of these events are concerts, one by the Saint Vincent College Singers and one as part of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series. The concerts will occur Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve and in the Basilica crypt, respectively.   The Saint Vincent College Singers will give the first concert at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. The Singers concert will consist of songs that fit the theme of Halloween, such as the “Misty Mountain” song from the film version of “The Hobbit” and solo numbers from the musicals “Wicked” and “Jekyll and Hyde,” among others.   The concert is a project spearheaded by senior Voice Performance major Rona Gehring and is directed by Professor Thomas Octave. To enhanceRead More

Yik Yak used at SVC: who is the real MVP?

Yik Yak used at SVC: who is the real MVP?

October 30, 2014

Far too often, people seem to forget that we are living in the Future. We have handheld communicators and pocket computers, we can speak to people on video screens and can buy robots that sweep houses. At this rate, every teenager in America will likely own a hoverboard by next year, and an intricate series of conveyer belt-sidewalks will be transporting us to and from our chrome-covered schools and places of work. The lynchpin of our modern times, however, seems to be an invisible web connecting all of our devices together, allowing us to communicate, engage in commerce and watch videos of cats listening to “What is Love” to our futuristic hearts’ content. But despite the frankly awesome things that people can do with the internet, it isn’t all kittens and rainbows and philosophic raptor memes. ISIS has spread terror via YouTube and Twitter; child predators have met with children;Read More

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