Celebrate Eddie Vedder’s Birthday With Pearl Jam’s Classic MTV Unplugged Episode

By on March 2, 2021

first_imgToday, Pearl Jam’s iconic singer Eddie Vedder turns 53. For those who have been following the band for decades, this news seems almost unfathomable. Where did the time go?Fortunately for Pearl Jam fans, the band remains as vital as ever. Today, we can celebrate Vedder’s birthday the only way we know how, through his music. Check out this classic footage of the band performing on MTV’s Unplugged program in 1992, complete with performances of “Black,” “Alive,” “Jeremy,” and many more of the band’s live staples:Setlist: Pearl Jam on Unplugged 1992Oceans, State Of Love And Trust, Alive, Black, Jeremy, Even Flow, Porchlast_img read more

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Cuevas receives Outstanding Senior Award

By on January 26, 2021

first_imgSaint Mary’s senior Silvia Cuevas, a business major with concentrations in finance and international business, received the Outstanding Senior Award for her work as a student exemplifying the spirit and values of the College.  According to a College press release, the Alumnae Association Board bestows the award to a senior who worked to embody the “heart of the College” during her four years. Director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said the Outstanding Senior Award is one of three honors bestowed on seniors who personified qualities essentially Saint Mary’s.”As the valedictorian represents the mind and the Lumen Christi Award recipient reflects the soul, the Outstanding Senior Award embodies the heart of Saint Mary’s,” O’Brien said “Silvia’s combination of intelligence, spirit and determination are what make her stand out as she graduates.” Cuevas, a native of Hammond, Ind., has been involved in many different activities on campus throughout her four years at Saint Mary’s, culminating in her term as senior class president this year.   “I found my niche with Student Government, the Intercultural Leadership Progra, and the Spark Program,” Cuevas said. “People are right about Saint Mary’s: small campus, big opportunities.” Class of 2013 vice president Ambreen Ahmad said Cuevas perfectly embodies the mission of the Colleg.. “Silvia really encourages people to strive to do anything they set their hearts to,” Ahmad said.  “She has such a positive spirit and is not afraid of any challenge.” Cuevas said she enjoyed forming relationships with different professors and faculty who have inspired her during her four years at Saint Mary’s.  Mana Derakhshani, assistant director of the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership and Intercultural Leadership Certificate chair, said Cuevas was a joy to have in the program because she was willing to offer her insights onghow to create a more inclusive community “I have extremely high hopes for Silvia,” Derakhshani said. “With her skills at working with others, organizing projects and her passion for bringing about justice, she will change whatever context she is in for the better.” Jill Vihtelic, professor of business, said she shared that high degree of respect for Cuevas after knowing her as both her professor and academic advisor. “Silvia has an infectious smile that warms the classroom climate and invites others to participate,” Vihtelic said.  “I expect Silvia to do very well in her future, for her the sky is the limit.” Cuevas said after graduation she will join the Target team in Minneapolis as a Business Analyst.  “I would eventually like to become the Mayor of Hammond and get involved with the economic development in Northwest Indiana,” Cuevas said.  “I cannot wait to return to where I’m from with corporate experience under my belt to make my neighborhood a better place for future generations.” Cuevas said she will miss Saint Mary’s, which will remain one of her favorite her life. Contact Kelly Konya at kkon[email protected]last_img read more

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Students partner with Adult Education to teach literacy, English classes

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first_imgLast year, sophomores Matthew Nguyen and Lucy Suo saw a need in the South Bend community to provide assistance with adult education. They responded by offering their time to tutor literacy students in the program one-on-one.Now, Nguyen said, the pair is working to establish a sanctioned club by next semester for students in the tri-campus community to volunteer within the adult education sphere.“We recognized that there was so much help needed, and the teachers just didn’t have enough hands,” Nguyen said. “There’s like, one teacher for every 20 students. And if you can imagine in a classroom of adults, they’re all at different levels. It was literally a mess, but it was a good mess.” Nguyen and Suo volunteer through the Adult Education department within the South Bend Community School Corporation. Suo said the department’s lack of student tutors ultimately drove her and Nguyen to recruit more volunteers.“We realized this would be a good opportunity for not just Notre Dame students to help out, but also to build a bridge with South Bend directly, because these are people within South Bend who need our help,” Suo said. Nguyen said many students enrolled in the adult education program also deal with poverty, and view the program as a support system, amplifying the importance of volunteers. Nguyen and Suo are currently reaching out to students who would like to be involved in the club, which they are naming Adult Education Alliance. Suo spoke to the pair’s goals to have a buddy system once they have an ample amount of student volunteers.“We hope to have one student paired with a student at ‘Ad Ed,’ and hopefully they can form a relationship, not just educational but more personal,” Suo said. In addition to adult literacy classes, the program hosts classes on high school equivalency, family literacy and English language learning. The English language learning courses result in immigrants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds enrolling in the program, Nguyen said. To acknowledge the cultural diversity of the enrolled students, Nguyen expressed his hopes for the club to put on a cultural event where students in the program can share an aspect of their culture.“[The students] have so much to offer from their hometown, because they’re always visiting back to Japan or Africa or wherever they’re from …  this would give them the opportunity to tell about their home,” Nguyen said. Suo also said she supports the possibility of a cultural event, as it would allow adult students to share their talents. “A lot of [the students] have talents that we don’t know about at first,” she said. “One Japanese student we met makes origami while another woman presents her ceramics at art fairs. We just want a showcase where people can show their skills.”Adult Education Alliance as an educational experience for both parties, Suo said. “It’s a really special opportunity to form relationships one-on-one, and they just don’t learn from you — you learn from them, too,” Suo said. Tags: adult education, City of South Bend, South Bend Community School Corporationlast_img read more

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Kamala Harris makes history as first woman, person of color elected vice president

By on November 20, 2020

first_img– Advertisement – Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has become the first woman and first person of color to earn the title of vice president-elect after NBC News projected former Vice President Joe Biden to be the president-elect on Saturday.Harris’ victory represents many firsts to come to the White House. As the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, she will be the first woman and first person to identify as Black and as South Asian-American in the role of vice president. An alumna of Howard University, she will be the first vice president to have graduated from a historically Black college and be a member of a Black sorority.Harris ran her own presidential campaign this year before joining the Democratic ticket as Biden’s running mate. At 56, the role positions her to be a strong contender for the presidency in future elections should she choose to run again.- Advertisement – Harris made her mark in politics in California, where she served as San Francisco district attorney before going on to become attorney general of the state — the first African-American to serve in that role.Harris’ background as a prosecutor has made her a target of criticism from progressives seeking criminal justice reform. But Harris has argued she’s sought reform from within her roles as a prosecutor.As San Francisco DA, she promised to never seek the death penalty. She kept that promise even when prosecuting a person accused of killing a San Francisco Police Department officer, angering her political allies.- Advertisement – But she also took heat for other policies such as a campaign to combat truancy in San Francisco in an effort to reduce crime.Harris took her prosecutorial chops to the U.S. Senate after being elected in 2016. Her skills helped her become a tough interrogator in confirmation hearings for people like Attorney General William Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She also serves on committees for Intelligence, Homeland Security and Budget.Throughout the campaign, Harris has shared a quote from her mother, Shyamala, who she said would often tell her, “you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.” Following several news networks’ projection of Biden and Harris’ victory, the vice president-elect wrote on Twitter that the election is “about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.”Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.WATCH: Joe Biden projected to defeat incumbent Donald Trump in the presidential election: NBC Newscenter_img Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event, on her first joint appearance with presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden after being named by Biden as his running mate, at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, August 12, 2020.Carlos Barria | Reuters – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Vidic hails fans for Rooney backing

By on September 21, 2020

first_img “The supporters have always supported the players,” said the Serbian. “Wayne is no different. He has been supported throughout the years and I don’t think there was a question he would have been supported against Chelsea. “He has scored so many goals and won so many trophies. I expected him to receive a good reception.” If there is a disappointment it comes from the knowledge Rooney’s desire to leave the club remains. Press Association Sport understands Rooney’s position is not so severe that he will hand in a transfer request ahead of next Monday’s deadline. Neither does he have a problem with manager David Moyes, United as a club, or the fans and, much like Monday night, will continue to perform to the best of his abilities whenever he is asked. However, the issues that prompted him to consider an exit from Old Trafford remain. Whilst they have never been publicly revealed, it was established some considerable time ago that Rooney was deeply affected by Sir Alex Ferguson’s stance towards him at the end of last season, in particular the Scot’s claim he had asked for a move. Rather than behave negatively towards a player who has failed to quell interest from the west Londoners that has led to two failed bids and Jose Mourinho’s 48-hour ultimatum, Rooney was cheered enthusiastically throughout the drab goalless draw. It was not a stance that caught Vidic off guard. In fact, Rooney had merely requested clarification of his position within the United squad given his omission from some key games, including the high-profile Champions League tie with Real Madrid in March. And whilst Ferguson has now stepped down as manager, and at this present moment is not a presence at Old Trafford as he continues his recovery from hip surgery, Rooney believes he will eventually exert sufficient influence to make the former Everton man’s situation uncomfortable. United though have shown no indication of being willing to enter any discussion about Rooney’s future. As the forward still has two years remaining on his contract, they hold most of the power. And whilst some at United accept there is at least an argument for releasing Rooney, with a new manager at the helm and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward taking over the player negotiating roles of departed chief executive David Gill, they also believe a hard line must be taken. Woodward and Moyes do not want to be seen as buckling at the first sign of player pressure for fear of what that may bring over the long term. So, with Rooney opting not to force the issue further, he must now wait to see whether Mourinho – who following Monday night’s game indicated the player needed to confirm his intentions within 48 hours – carries out his threat to sign an alternative, possibly Samuel Eto’o, to end any immediate hope of a move to Stamford Bridge. The Rooney issue has at least provided an interesting post-script to an otherwise dismal game. Mourinho’s decision to start without a recognised forward has been cited as a contributory factor, although United got themselves into enough threatening positions without being able to take advantage. “I don’t think so,” said Vidic, when asked if it was a game United preferred not to lose rather than actually win. “We had more possession around their box than they had round ours. Robin (van Persie) had a shot blocked and Danny Welbeck had a chance. “It was a tactical game which is why you could argue it was not great to watch. But it wasn’t a bad game for us.” It does mean United remain unbeaten ahead of Sunday’s trip to old rivals Liverpool, who have started with successive victories. Yet Vidic has been part of the Red Devils camp long enough to realise form tends to have no bearing on such high-octane occasions, with the atmosphere likely to be even more fevered than normal given Moyes’ Everton past. “It is always tough to go there,” said Vidic. “It is going to be no different this year. They have started well with two wins and they have some confidence. “But we are pleased with our form too and we will be ready. All the players enjoy playing in those derby games. They are the games you want to be on the pitch for.” Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic was not surprised by the backing Wayne Rooney received from the Old Trafford faithful against Chelsea. Press Associationlast_img read more

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