UPDATE: Gardaí locate missing 13-year-old safe and well

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Advertisement Email Facebook NewsLocal NewsUPDATE: Gardaí locate missing 13-year-old safe and wellBy Staff Reporter – June 28, 2020 2252 Aoife Kidman, 13 years, missing since 28th June 2020 has been foundsafe and well.Gardaí said, “We would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance inthis matter. No further action required.” Linkedin Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of Aoife (also known as Eva) Kidman who went missing from her home in Newport, Co. Tipperary in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 28th June 2020. Aoife is 13 years old. She is described as being 5′ 8″ in height, with long brown hair, blue/grey eyes and a slim build. Aoife has two piercings in each ear. It is not known what Aoife was wearing at the time she went missing.Gardaí and Aoife’s family are concerned for her wellbeing. Anyone with any information on Aoife’s whereabouts are asked to contact Newport Garda Station on 061 378 102, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Previous articleLimerick Minor Camogie Team Issue StatementNext articleNEW MUSIC: T.A. NARRATIVE release debut single Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Matt Conway of Dixie State Basketball Named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Late Monday, Dixie State men’s basketball junior forward Matt Conway was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s defensive player of the week for his contributions in helping the Trailblazers go 2-0 at the Dixie State Thanksgiving Tournament.The 6-7 215-pound Pleasant Grove High School graduate out of Chandler, Ariz. averaged 18.5 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in the Trailblazers’ wins over Academy of Art and Western Oregon.He also shot 57.9 percent from the field and 83.3 percent at the foul line.The 2-1 Trailblazers are back in action Saturday evening at Westminster in the RMAC season opener for both squads. Brad James Written by November 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Matt Conway of Dixie State Basketball Named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Tags: Academy of Art/Dixie State men’s basketball/Matt Conway/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Thanksgiving tournament/Western Oregon/Westminsterlast_img read more

Napoleon Post Office closed due to mold

first_imgNapoleon, IN— USPS discovered mold at the Napoleon Post Office and operations have been immediately suspended. the Postal Service is temporarily relocating operations from the Napoleon Post Office located at 8949 North US Highway 421, Napoleon, IN 47034 to the Osgood Post Office located at 201 North Walnut Street, Osgood, Indiana 47037.Hours of operations for the Osgood Post Office are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.last_img

Comfort in commonality: How international students find community in Greek life

first_imgLast year, Malhotra rushed for Delta Omicron Zeta, a professional leadership fraternity, in hopes of finding a diverse community where she could meet other international students and expand her professional network. However, after pledging, Malhotra found it hard to connect with other people and find the community she was looking for.  Rodriguez-Benito also got involved with Expat Society, a nationwide network for international students, during her freshman year and eventually became the director of recruitment and an adviser to the strategy team. Expat Society aims to build a community based on members’ international connections and experiences, according to the organization’s website. On college campuses, Expat Society’s group activities include art gallery visits, biking excursions and road trips, as well as parties.  Although Malhotra’s experience in Greek life fell flat after her first semester, some international students have been able to find a lifelong family through their organization, like Rodriguez-Benito. That sense of community and belonging is something Suero expects to hold on to for a long time. For international students, Greek life has the potential to provide a chosen family and support away from home. Students often struggle as they’re thrust into new routines in a new city, state or country and have to navigate their academic and social lives in an unfamiliar context. It can be particularly challenging for international students, who are not only arriving in a different country but are often met with cultural differences and new traditions. To find a sense of belonging, many international students look toward Greek life. Read more about how international students adjust to USC here. Most of my memories at USC — studying in thelibrary, going on trips, having social events andjust going through life and through big changes— have been with these girls … [You] meet aton of people that can then in the future beyour business partners, your best friends, yourbridesmaids or your child’s godmother.CARLOTA RODRIGUEZ-BENITO2019 USC alumni “[Greek life organizations] need to have more international students,” Malhotra said.  “Most of my memories at USC — studying in the library, going on trips, having social events and just going through life and through big changes in life — have been with these girls,” Rodriguez-Benito said. “[You] meet a ton of people that can then in the future be your business partners, your best friends, your bridesmaids, your child’s godmother.” Luciana Suero, a junior from Peru majoring in communication, transferred to USC from Santa Monica College in the spring semester of her sophomore year. She decided to join the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and the Delta Kappa Alpha film fraternity, which brings together students with various cinematic interests. As a transfer student, Suero said she felt behind in terms of finding friends. The relationships she formed in class often felt superficial because she didn’t spend time with those friends outside of class, so Suero turned to Greek life as an alternative method of feeling connected to people at school. “It was a very good getaway at times when I needed that connection with people that had an upbringing  more like mine,” Rodriguez-Benito said.  However, joining Greek life doesn’t provide all international students with the same kind of bonding and comfort that Rodriguez-Benito experienced. For Kasvi Malhotra, a sophomore from India majoring in communication, it was quite the opposite.  Malhotra also expressed disappointment in the lack of activities that she was able to participate in during her time in DOZ. When she joined, she expected having an opportunity to get involved in volunteer work or philanthropic events, but she said that wasn’t the case. After a while, she found herself feeling disconnected from the organization, an issue that eventually led to her leaving.  Despite its flaws, Greek life has guided many international students in discovering new sources of comfort and security. “I came here alone,” Suero said. “I don’t have my family members here in the States, so these girls, the sisters that I have now, are literally my family, and that’s something that I don’t think I could find as a student without joining ADPi or DKA.”  Malhotra said the organization lacked opportunities for international students to connect with each other organically rather than through the assigned task-based events, such as dancing in the middle of Ronald Tutor Campus Center or wearing shirts with funny quotes on them. She said the fraternity would benefit from creating direct opportunities for international students to freely connect with one another through a forum or space where they could get to know each other.  After participating in the various rituals that come with rushing and pledging, Rodriguez-Benito bonded with the other students she met and created memories that have lasted beyond her time at USC. “As an international student, I think it’s hard at first to grasp the tradition part of sororities,” Rodriguez-Benito said. “Anywhere you move, anywhere you are, you need to be open-minded about everything, and I think that is a good way to incorporate yourself in a different culture when you’re not from it.”  “A lot of Greek life is kind of centered around your first semester in Greek life, where people are super connected and you’re doing a lot of tasks, but after that … once you’re an active member, you’re not really doing anything,” Malhotra said. “There’s no way for you to actively participate, in my opinion.”  Design: Mia Islas | Daily Trojan Through Expat Society, Rodriguez-Benito has formed friendships with people from all over Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. As part of a community of students bound together by their international experiences, she felt comfortable and, once again, at home. When people think of Greek life, the first things that come to mind are often humiliating stories about hazing and pledging rituals, hard partying and superficiality. While some or all of these may be present in different organizations, students have said Greek life also provides college students, especially international students, an opportunity to feel at home and find community. While she felt a bit out of place navigating the Greek life culture at first, she eventually adapted and was able to find her people.  She met people from different backgrounds, cultures and majors, yet she fondly recalls how she and the friends she made had such similar values and lifestyles that made them feel like family. A quarter of USC’s student population is international, and yet this community is often underrepresented in the stories that are told at the University. In our special “A Long Way From Home” supplement issue, the Daily Trojan aims to spotlight the perspectives of international students who shape the culture of USC. Find all the stories here. “I remember some days just being sad and missing my family, and one of my [sorority sisters], came back home and brought me kombucha and cookies,” Suero said. “She sat down with me, listened to me and comforted me, and it felt like I was with my family. Every time I’m with them, it feels like I’m with my family.”  Although moving around made it quite difficult for her to find a single place to call home, Rodriguez-Benito said she felt included at USC through the friends she made in the Delta Gamma sorority. However, she explained that joining Greek life is a different adjustment process for international students given all the cultural differences. Carlota Rodriguez-Benito, a 2019 graduate, moved every two or three years throughout her childhood, growing up in North America, Europe and South America. After finishing high school in Mexico City, Rodriguez-Benito attended USC, where she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Russian, French and international relations.  “You end up in a house where people have similar values, similar hobbies, similar perspectives on life to yours and that’s what I love about it,” she said. “I think the people here are my people, and we will be friends forever.”  In DKA, Suero was able to meet people who shared her passion for film while at ADPi, she had the opportunity to be involved in more social events and volunteer work, by fundraising for charities such as the Ronald McDonald House by selling pizza or clothes and holding soccer tournaments.last_img read more