Right to Life club hosts service fair

first_imgThe Notre Dame Right to Life club paired with student government and various service organizations to host a Human Dignity Service Fair on Monday, where students could learn more about service opportunities on and off campus. The event featured service groups such as Camp Kesem, the Center for the Homeless, Dismas House and Hannah’s House, among others.Rachel O’Grady Junior Michael Krebs, the vice president of community involvement for Notre Dame Right to Life (RTL), said he planned the event to connect various groups whose work relates to the RTL mission.“What I really wanted to do this semester is expand our reach further than just our club,” he said. “One of the ways I wanted to do that was [by getting] a lot of different organizations involved, not just the ones that we already promote through our email and our website. … There are a lot of off-campus partners who are here to really advertise their service where students can get involved and really be pro-human dignity, like most people are on campus.”Krebs said he was happy to offer RTL’s broad reach to a number of like-minded groups on campus in order to get more students involved in service.“We advertise our events to a very wide population, and a lot of these organizations really wanted to get involved in the event so they could really advertise their pro-human dignity mission to more students than they typically reach,” he said. “I love the idea of really bringing together a lot of different organizations and really collaborating because that’s what we’re trying to do a lot more of this year — collaborate with other clubs that we can find common ground with. Service is one of those things.”Sophomore Andie Tong, student government’s director of social concerns, said RTL’s ability to draw a large number of students to a good cause was what initially prompted student government to get involved with planning and advertising the event.“I thought it would be a really great partnership just because I know that Right to Life is the biggest non-academic club on campus, so they already have a good audience,” she said. “To be able to open that up to the whole student body and to communicate that part of the pro-life message — that it’s about recognizing the human dignity of people — I think that’s something that a lot of people can agree with.”Senior Michelle Mann said she appreciated the opportunity to continue highlighting service opportunities throughout the year so students can become more aware of ways to get involved on and off campus.“It is kind of hard to know what’s going on around campus — and off campus, especially,” she said. “… It’s really important because I think we’re a school where we’re dedicated to trying to make the world a better place. I think doing service work helps keeps you grounded. When you’re on campus life feels so one-track-minded, and there’s kind of one definition of what you should be doing or whatever, but when you do service, it allows you to step out of the bubble a little bit.”Hosting a service fair during the spring offered students another opportunity to revisit any service organizations they may have been interested in at the beginning of the academic year, Tong said.“I just really liked that it focuses on human dignity, and kind of gives people an opportunity to meet people from the community and students who are involved with those communities off campus,” she said. “… I know that Notre Dame does a bunch of service fairs, but it’s kind of interesting to do one in the spring when people are starting to change their minds or figure out they have open spots in their schedules.”Krebs said he fulfilled his goal of attracting a wide variety of students to the event when the food he ordered for the event ran out in five minutes.“Because I wanted this event to be big, [and] I wanted people to show up, I bought 125 tacos from Flamingo’s for the event,” he said. “I wanted to get as many people involved as possible. So that included student government, I got Campus Ministry’s support, the Center for Social Concerns — which is always involved in service off campus. [I was] really just expanding that net as wide as possible.”The ultimate goal for the event, Krebs said, was to get more students involved in off-campus service opportunities.“We love finding ground with people who aren’t necessarily pro-life, and this was a great event to do that,” he said. “Get the organizations who are for the South Bend community, who are helping out in so many great ways off campus in addition to what Right to Life does already, and kind of combining our efforts to really make a difference. I think we’re trying to accomplish that by getting people to sign up for events … and hoping that they get engaged more than just on campus.”Tags: Campus Ministry, Human Dignity Service Fair, Right to Life Club, Student governmentlast_img read more

Brandon Ingram clears his mind and the Lakers benefit

first_img Lonzo Ball helping key Lakers’ surprising defensive resurgence The former No. 2 overall pick finished with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting and filled out the box score with 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Lakers blow out Pistons behind balanced scoring, sizzling shooting LOS ANGELES — The burden of expectation has never drifted far from Brandon Ingram. Even Lonzo Ball has been presented as a complement to Ingram’s eventual stardom, rather than a standalone replacement.Imagine Ingram’s mind as a blizzard of prognostications: emerge as a go-to scorer, take big strides defensively, show flashes of an All-Star in the making.On Tuesday, perhaps for the first time this season, Brandon Ingram accomplished all of those things in one game. All he had to do was not worry about doing them.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I think I had a clear head,” Ingram said. “I was confident, I knew I had no self doubt in what I was doing. Everything was in flow.”After a 113-93 win over Detroit at Staples Center, Ingram said he didn’t think about how many shots he took. Or if could score 25 points.“It’s what I loved about him when I watched him play in college,” Coach Luke Walton said. “It was what he was doing at the end of last year, just playing, making the appropriate read. … When he plays like that, he gives other guys a round of confidence.”Lonzo Ball said it is “like night and day” when Ingram is able to focus.“When he plays like this we’re going to be hard to beat,” Ball said. “He’s only 20, that’s the scary thing. We’ve got a long way to go, but tonight was a great game for him.”center_img It was another encouraging defensive performance for the Lakers, who play in Portland on Thursday, and Ingram was at the heart of it. He has logged eight steals over his last two games, after recording just two over the first five.“Hopefully something clicked for him on that part of the game,” Walton said.Ingram’s six assists were also a season high, and better than all but two games in his rookie season.“Of course, I’m human, everyone wants to score the basketball,” Ingram said. “To win these games I have to be locked in, I have to help my teammates be locked in, I have to have their back.”Against the Pistons, Ingram said, “We didn’t care who shot the ball as long as it went into the hole.”The victory was the Lakers’ most complete performance, leading Walton to say that his message in Portland will be pretty simple.“My pregame speech for next game is just going to be go out and do what you did last game,” he said.STAY IN YO LANEEven before scoring another 62 points in the paint on Tuesday, the Lakers were already leading the league in that department.Their 55.1 points in the paint ranked No. 1 in the NBA, and Walton said there’s a good reason for that.“Have you seen our 3-point shooting,” Walton joked. “Let’s get to the paint, let’s not settle for 3s.”Of course, on Tuesday, they enjoyed the best of both worlds. The Lakers had their best night from beyond the arc, as well. Making 12 of 26 3-point attempts. But Walton knows the Lakers don’t have the personnel to do that on a nightly basis, so while the rest of the league zigs, he wants his team to zag.“In a modern NBA where everyone runs to the 3-point line,” Walton said, “we want to put pressure at the rim.”It’s been a constant theme throughout the first month of the season.“We want to run to the rim,” he said. “We don’t want to run to the 3-point line. It’s something we’ve been focusing on. It’s just part of the mentality and identity that we want to create.”KUZ SHOESNo one shot the ball better from deep on Tuesday than Kyle Kuzma, who made all four of his attempts from deep. Footwear mogul Lonzo Ball said it could be attributed to Kuzma’s shoes, a custom pair of Kobe A.D.’s  that said “Kuzzz!” across the toe.“Those shoes he had,” Ball said, “I told him it was a good game, so wear those.” Brandon Ingram says he’s ready to become Lakers’ next great closer Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more