SMC Pride Week hosts panel on LGBTQ issues

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s group Straight and Gay Alliance (SAGA) hosted a panel of professors to address LGBTQ current event policies and social justice issues as part of Pride Week on Tuesday in the College’s Student Center.Professor of history Patrick Pierce, professor of religious studies Stacy Davis and professor of psychology Catherine Pittman, discussed the difficulties the LGBTQ community may face and how there may be a variety of interpretations of issues and policies.Davis began the panel by presenting how some areas of the Bible are viewed based on the way individuals view the LGBTQ community.“There is no concept in the ancient world of sexual orientation,” Davis said.Davis interpreted different areas of biblical texts which are used to shape an opinion on sexual orientation, stating that the culmination of views is often “more based on tradition, not scripture.”Pierce then addressed how geographic religious views and generational gap differences can have an impact on policies of the LGBTQ community.Pierce noted how states have a variety of religious make-ups, including Fundamentalists and Evangelicals, and because of this, there are restrictive policies that are shaped around strict moral beliefs.“Legislatures at the state level are disproportionally white and … much more likely to be [composed of] males, which means that it is difficult to make the [LGBTQ] policies push forward,” Pierce said.Pierce finished by presenting how different tools, such as emotional responses, frame the LGBTQ issues by using symbols the community identifies with.“That matter of framing is really crucial, because if you can get control over the frame by which the issue is discussed, you can control the outcome,” Pierce said.Pittman concluded the presentation by pointing out the difficulties and circumstances of coming out for members of the LGBTQ community.Pittman explained how family could be a major influence on one’s decision to reveal their sexuality, as some families may struggle accepting transgender issues.Tags: LGBTQ, Pride, pride panel, saga, Smc pride week, straight and gay alliancelast_img read more

Richie Gustin checks out on IMCA Harris Clash foes

first_imgRichie Gustin reigned at Tuesday’s Harris Clash, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Modified victory at Hamilton County Speedway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Richie Gustin made sure the race was for second Tuesday night at Hamilton County Speedway.Gustin led all 25 laps of the Harris Clash for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 for a dominating performance. Tim Ward took over second late in the contest but didn’t have enough laps left to reel in Gustin.Ryan Ruter chased Gustin early and ended in third while Hunter Marriott was fourth. Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust came out of “B” features to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.Gustin had started outside Todd Shute on the front row and quickly moved into the front spot, run­ning the extreme lower line with Ruter.A couple cautions were all that slowed Gustin as he pulled away from the rest of the field after each restart. Ward found success on the high side in working his way to the runner-up spot.Shryock started 16th, Rust 18th. Already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional, Gustin had previously won the Harris Clash in 2010.Rust, the defending Clash winner, topped the 10-lap dash for feature winners on designated nights at 10 area race tracks. He passed Chris Abelson and took the $500 checkers ahead of Gustin.Jared VanDeest was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner, pulling away from Cur­tis Van Der Wal in the late going in that 20-lapper.After working his way past Austin Luellen for the lead, VanDeest had checked out on everybody while the 11th starting Van Der Wal began his drive toward the front.Jake McBirnie, Luellen and 16th starting Jack Sachau completed the top five.Fifty-two Modifieds and 38 Northern SportMods competed at the 26th annual Clash. The pole posi­tion was left empty during a SportMod parade lap in honor of the late Robbie Conway, who had competed at last year’s event.“He was one of those guys you couldn’t help but like,” said Event Promoter Bob Harris. “He did so much for so many people, plus he was a great racer.”Feature resultsModifieds – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 3. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 7. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 8. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 9. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 10. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 11. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 14. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 15. Jon Snyder, Ames; 16. Jon Plowman, Woodbine; 17. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 18. Chase Ellingson, Williams; 19. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 20. Tom Berry, Medford, Ore.; 21. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 22. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 23. Shane Swan­son, Forest City; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid.Clash Dash – 1. Rust; 2. Gustin; 3. Plowman; 4. Mashl; 5. Shryock; 6. Reutzel; 7. Marriott; 8. Abelson; 9. Mike Jergens, Plover; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls.Northern SportMods – 1. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 2. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; 3. Jake McBirnie; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 5. Jake Sachau, Denison; 6. Ty Griffith, Webster City; 7. Doug Smith, Lake City; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth; 12. Cory Pestotnik, Boone; 13. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 15. John Watson, Des Moines; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clinton­ville, Wis.; 17. Cory Rose, Boone; 18. Jack Housley, Des Moines; 19. Dan Paplow, Dundee, Minn.; 20. Bryan Johnson, Roland; 21. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 22. Taylor Musselman, Urban­dale; 23. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 24. Christopher Elliott, Webster City.last_img read more

BU looks to extend streak vs Colgate

first_imgBU looks to extend streak vs Colgate Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditColgate (19-6, 10-2) vs. Boston University (15-10, 9-3)Case Gym, Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Boston University looks for its sixth straight conference win against Colgate. Boston University’s last Patriot League loss came against the Navy Midshipmen 60-58 on Jan. 22. Colgate knocked off Navy by seven in its last outing. Associated Press February 9, 2020center_img TEAM LEADERSHIP: Max Mahoney is putting up 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds to lead the way for the Terriers. Walter Whyte is also a primary contributor, producing 12.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. The Raiders are led by Jordan Burns, who is averaging 15.3 points and 4.2 assists.TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Terriers have scored 76.6 points per game against Patriot League opponents so far, an improvement from the 67.6 per game they managed against non-conference foes.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Burns has connected on 38 percent of the 184 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 20 over the last three games. He’s also made 80.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Boston University is 0-7 this year when it scores 67 points or fewer and 15-3 when it scores at least 68.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Colgate is a perfect 19-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 48.1 percent or less. The Raiders are 0-6 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: The Colgate offense has recorded a turnover on only 16.4 percent of its possessions, which is the 27th-lowest rate in the nation. The Boston University defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.7 percent of all possessions (ranked 284th among Division I teams). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Aaron Rodgers says lowered beer prices will get Packers fans loud and proud

first_img“I’m up for anything that’s gonna get the fans as loud as possible,” Rodgers said, via ProFootballTalk. “Maybe slash some beer prices or something, would be a good idea.”The topic of getting fans loud while the defense is on the field came up after the Packers announced they will sound a foghorn when the team is attempting to hold the opposition on third down. Eric Reid sounds infuriated with Jay Z and Roc Nation’s NFL deal NFL news and notes: Andrew Luck’s injury somehow gets worse; Tom Brady trash talks former teammate Aaron Rodgers is a man of the people.The Packers quarterback proposed dropping the price of beer as a way to get fans at Lambeau Field loud while the defense is on the field. Related News Tom Brady gifts ex-teammate Mike Vrabel mini trophy of last year’s Patriots-Titans score Volume UP…..the Packers 3rd Down, Get Loud, Titanic, Rumbling Fart Horn. pic.twitter.com/lj2OO3jX1L— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) August 9, 2019For a 16-ounce can of domestic beer, the price was $8.25 at Lambeau last season. That’s a heftier price tag than a beer at a local bar and eight cents above the average cost of beer between the 32 NFL stadiums.The Bengals, Falcons, Texans, Lions, Ravens and Cardinals have the cheapest beer options in the league at $5 per draft beer. The Raiders hold the title for the most expensive cost of draft beer, at $10.75 a pop.Rodgers probably wouldn’t mind seeing his fanbase get louder with an extra brew in their hands.last_img read more

Ted Davis is turning 90 and the public is invited to his birthday party at SSB

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down party ideas · 361 weeks ago Public is go to birthday party then i think so have no issue and they celebrate it Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Security State Bank in Wellington is celebrating a birthday! Ted Davis is turning 90 and the SSB is holding a reception for him from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. There is cake and all the works. Come join in the celebration. Congratulations, Ted! last_img read more