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Unpopular club policies undergo changes

Unpopular club policies undergo changes

January 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

Last semester, the implementation of new club rules caused several difficulties for clubs planning events and raising money. These rules included a chaperone policy as well as regulations concerning food and catering. After stirring debate, these issues were addressed and discussed at a Council of Presidents meeting held on Nov. 4 of last year. Policy changes were announced this January. The Council of Presidents conducts meetings between the Student Government Association, Campus Life and club presidents on a regular basis. In the past, incidents occurred that prompted the Council of Presidents to implement the chaperone policy in question. The rule had stated that one chaperone from the Saint Vincent faculty or staff was required for every ten students attending a club trip off campus. At least one chaperone was required on the trip. With the policy in place last semester, clubs expressed the difficulty some of them faced in abidingRead More

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Haunting stories abound on campus

October 28, 2014 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

The Saint Vincent property has been around for hundreds of years, and this long past has helped create numerous ghost stories about different locations all over campus. The ghost stories all concern different people: small children, monks that have passed away, even Saint Vincent’s founder, Boniface Wimmer himself. Many of the tales are based on real events that took place throughout the years here. One story is the story of Boniface Wimmer, the founder of Saint Vincent who died on Dec. 8, 1887. Each year, on the day of his death, people have reported seeing him in the basilica celebrating mass for those who have passed away. He is also said to walk around, checking to see how the campus is doing. A different spirit is supposed to reside on the seventh floor of Aurelius Hall. It is the spirit of a college student who died when a fire brokeRead More

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Thinking positive thoughts at SVC

October 3, 2014 at 1:42 am 0 comments

A casual glance at any news source, including this one, makes it evident that the world has a terrible, nasty habit of not being such a nice place. The world, both near and far, is rampant with great sadness and struggles from many different sources, both natural and humanly caused. But the world is a mixed bag. There are plenty of good things, too; and whenever the good things do come along, particular pleasure should be taken in grasping an appreciation of them. Life is never, ever perfect; but, during those times when, in a certain light, it seems pretty close, you’ve gotta tip your hat to those good things. It won’t replace all the bad things, but it can provide balance, hope, inspiration and a solid foundation to expand upon. Campus has lately been home to a number of pleasant things. One source of great excitement is the apparentRead More

Steps were renovated outside of Rooney Hall. (Photo by Rachel DeNino)

Campus-wide improvements made over the summer

October 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Over this past summer, Saint Vincent underwent campus-wide renovations by the Facility Management Office, while the Information Technology department upgraded technology for student use. A basketball court was also constructed near Saint Benedict Hall. Several sets of steps were removed and replaced around campus. FMO replaced six sets in front of Rooney Hall and two sets behind it, one set leading up to parking lot Q and another set outside of Bonaventure Hall. FMO also repaired broken concrete and installed a new railing leading from Saint Benedict Hall to the baseball field. The steps in front of Wimmer Hall were also patched up. Skyline Drive, the path from Lot A up toward Alfred Hall, had new concrete and new lighting measures installed to improve safety, and new crosswalks were painted in front of the chapel. These improvements were all funded through capital expenses. The steam line from the Carey CenterRead More

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Saint Benedict Hall security system malfunctions after storm

September 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

The security system in Saint Benedict Hall stopped working properly after a storm on September 6. Alarms sounded continuously from several of the pods in the building. In response to the malfunction, Facility Management Office deactivated the ID scanners, which control the locking and unlocking of the doors and sound an alarm if necessary. With the scanners disconnected, the doors stopped automatically locking. “Absolutely anyone that pulled on a handle anywhere in the building could get inside without an issue,” said senior Saint Benedict Hall prefect Dani Catalano. Freshman Courtney Patterson agreed, “It was kind of weird that anyone, even non-students, [could enter] right into your pod if they wanted.” The Coordinator of Resident Life and Saint Benedict Hall Resident Hall Director Jamie Kensinger worked with the Facility Management Office and the prefects to get the security system working properly again. “All the prefects were working together to fix theRead More