For the fourth straight year, Student Activities Board (SAB) held Midnight Madness, an event featuring games and inter-class competition, in Angela Athletic Facility at Saint Mary’s on Thursday night.SAB president Erica Chiarello said Midnight Madness is an event focused on developing a sense of community with classmates through games and other fun activities. The four classes earn points toward their respective teams, and the winner is announced before SAB announces the year’s Tostal performer at the end of the night.Chiarello said Saint Mary’s brought back the event four years ago as a way to unite the four classes. Announcing the Tostal artist at the end of the night is important to get students excited about spring activities on campus, she said.Chiarello said Midnight Madness also included giveaways, including free parking passes for next year and Saint Mary’s gear. The giveaways have been key to increasing turnout, but the Tostal artist is also a big draw, she said.The artist for Tostal this year on April 24 will be singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee.Each year, students vote on an artist they want to bring to campus. That protocol continued this year, but, unfortunately, the budget did not allow SAB to bring the selected artist to campus, so SAB selected McKee, Chiarello said.“SAB’s decision to have Bonnie McKee as the Tostal artist was one that the SAB committee made with the whole student body in mind,” Chiarello said. “Even if you do not know who Bonnie McKee is, you will definitely leave Tostal remembering her name.“Bonnie McKee is an artist that has written music for very famous musicians many of whom students listen to [including] Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Rita Ora,“ Chiarello said.McKee wrote “California Gurls” and “Last Friday Night” for Katy Perry as well as “Hold it Against Me” for Britney Spears, Chiarello said.Chiarello said students from Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross should get excited for this year’s Tostal performance because it will be packed with energy and fun.“Tostal is SAB’s biggest and last event of the year, and we will go out with a bang, Chiarello said.Chiarello said SAB succeeded in bringing students together during Midnight Madness as part of the leadup to Tostal.“We had a really great turnout, especially from the first year [students],” Chiarello said. “We were hesitant, but all four classes showed up and participated.”SAB committee member Emily James said it is important for Saint Mary’s students to go to Midnight Madness and interact with their classmates.“[Midnight Madness] is a fun way to promote school spirit and have fun with your Saint Mary’s sisters,” James said.James said the games included a snack toss, during which a student from each class put a shower cap covered in shaving cream on her head, and another student threw cheese puffs at her head, trying to get the most cheese puffs in the shaving cream. There was also a dancing contest to see who could do “the worm” the best, James said.SAB vice president Allie Gerths said she was happy with the turnout from all the classes.“We’ve been planning for [Midnight Madness] for a few months,” Gerths said. “It gets bigger and bigger every year.”
Ripley County, In. — Crews from Indiana Department of Transportation’s Penntown Unit plan to replace a 24-inch drainage pipe located under State Road 48 in northeast Ripley County next Wednesday, May 9, weather permitting.The day-long operation will close S.R. 48—beginning at 7:45 a.m.—between Stumpke’s Corner/ Spades Road and Negangard Corner/S.R. 101. Barricades will be located at Spades Road and C.R. 800 East.
The Selector of B&H Football Team, Safet Sušic has published a list of 20 players, who will play for a friendly match against the United States Team in Kosevo on 14th August. The Selector Sušic has called the following players: Asmir Begović, Asmir Avdukić, Jasmin Fejzić, Ermin Bičakčić, Emir Spahić, Toni Šunjić, Mensur Mujdža, Ervin Zukanović, Miralem Pjanić, Senad Lulić, Sejad Salihović, Adnan Zahirović, Elvir Rahimić, Haris Medunjanin, Miroslav Stevanović, Zvjezdan Misimović, Avdija Vršajević, Edin Džeko, Edin Višća and Vedad Ibišević.New name in the list is the defensive player of Braunschweig Ermin Bičakčić, who will finally join the team. He will enter the game during the first minutes with the uniform of his homeland.“Bičakčić can participate because he does not need a passport for this friendly match, and in this case it is not necessary to change the sport’s citizenship because he did not play for any other team, and his passport will be ready until the match with Slovakia“, said Sušic, adding that his arrival is a huge benefit for the team. We recall that Bičakčić was declared the best stopper in the last season, of the second German league.Zvjezdan Misimović will join the team, who due to injuries had to quit his participation at the match in Latvia.Sušić said that he wanted to spare Misimović, but he insisted to participate in the game, because he probably missed playing and his teammates.Sušić has left out of the list Boris Pandža, Muamer Svraku, Senijad Ibričić and Ivan Sesar.“Sesar, Pandža and Ibričić did not get the call because they do not have a club, and that is valid even for other players who do not have a club“, said Sušic. (Source: klix.ba)
This week at the Regent Theater: InsurgentSchedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour 59 minutes.Movie Synopsis: The Divergent series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. (C) Lionsgate. Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 32%. Audience review: 67% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Fury