Thousands of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s undergraduate students flooded the Joyce Center Tuesday at the annual Activities Night, sponsored by the Student Activities Office (SAO). “I visited the booths for Student Union Board (SUB), Habitat for Humanity and even the Hawaii Club,” she said. “I love being able to come out and see so many different options.” Teamwork for Tomorrow, a community outreach program designed to improve the literacy and teamwork skills of underprivileged children in South Bend, also sees a huge membership boost because of Activities Night, president and senior Elizabeth Dieckman said. “We had about 4,100 total attendees, which is great for our groups,” Havlick said. “As a business major, I know I’d definitely like to get started with the Student International Business Council (SIBC),” he said. “I’m excited to see all of the other possibilities that exist for involvement on campus.” “I think many new students are surprised to see how large our club is because Notre Dame is often stereotyped as being so conservative,” she said. “Ultimately, we’re hoping to attract all interested freshmen and get our message out there.” Freshman Will Cronin said he thought Activities Night was a great way for first-year students to get involved in the Notre Dame community and see what opportunities are available to them. “We see a big surge during election years, which will be especially important as we campaign for Congressman Joe Donnelly’s reelection in November,” she said. Flanagan said the 2009-10 Club of the Year will also continue its service events with the Center for the Homeless. Students visited the booths of over 270 campus clubs and organizations, along with a variety of local groups and agencies, Mary Kate Havlik, Student Programs Coordinator, said. Cronin said he was also hoping to become an active member of the College Republicans. College Democrats co-president Eileen Flanagan said her club is expecting a large increase in membership this year. Dieckman said about 30 students signed up to volunteer as tutors this year. Sophomore Kat Chew said she was looking for a way to get more directly involved in student life, as well as an opportunity to volunteer in the local community. “We have a record number of kids signed up this year and this our most important night to make connections and recruit tutors for them,” she said.
ThanksJim The St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade team travelled to South Dearborn Middle School on Monday to play the host South Dearborn Squires winning 43-26.The Cardinals came out playing some good solid defense and led after the first quarter 13-4. However, the Squires for South Dearborn also played some good defense and held the Cardinals to only 5 points in the 2nd quarter. The half ended with the Cardinals up just 9 points with the score 18-9.The 3rd quarter was evenly matched as the Squires outscored the Cardinals 12-11 and so going into the 4th quarter the Cardinals lead was trimmed by a point as they led 29-21. Finally in the fourth quarter St. Louis was able to knock down some shots and continued to play solid defense which allowed the Cardinals to pull away from the Squires and win the game by the final score of 43-26.The scoring for the Cardinals consisted of Ben Schebler with 2, Riley Schebler 3, Andrew Oesterling 13, Lleyton Ratcliffe 5, Wil Freeland 5, and Sam Voegele had 15 for the Cardinals. On defense, Voegele and Ratcliffe played well as they were able to pull in numerous rebounds.The Cardinals play next on Tuesday against St. Michael’s and then travel to Laurel on Thursday.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.
MASON CITY — A Mason City teen has been arrested after a high-speed pursuit through Cerro Gordo County that reached speeds over 110 miles per hour.The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy tried to make a traffic stop at the intersection of 10th and North Federal in Mason City at about 7:20 Wednesday night. They say the driver, 18-year-old Caleb Malek, stopped for the deputy, but while the deputy was speaking with him, he could see marijuana residue on the floor of the vehicle and smell marijuana odor coming from the car. Malek was ordered to turn off the vehicle, but he sped away.The pursuit went onto 12th Northwest where speeds reached over 110 while driving out of Mason City. Malek turned onto 275th Street with Malek traveling 88 miles per hour on gravel roads. Malek lost control at the intersection of 275th and Jonquil Avenue and was taken into custody. The Sheriff’s Department says during a search of the vehicle, a loaded AR-15 style rifle was found being illegally carried.Malek was charged with eluding, carrying a loaded weapon inside city limits, interference with official acts, two counts of failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to have insurance, and dark windows. More charges are pending.He’s being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a total of $5575 bond.