Students return to America

first_imgDespite their excitement upon returning to their ‘home under the Dome,’ many Notre Dame students find they struggle to adjust to life stateside after a semester immersed in another culture abroad. Junior Kathleen Ryan said she was surprised at the challenge readjusting to her daily routine presented upon her return from a fall semester in Toledo, Spain. “My mom would fix a big family dinner at 6 p.m. but I wouldn’t get hungry until 9 p.m. [because that was dinnertime in Spain],” Ryan said. The biggest difference in her daily schedule abroad, at home and at Notre Dame was that her days abroad were more variable, Ryan said. “I miss the exploration aspect and that there was really no daily routine,” Ryan said. “It was different every day.” Ryan said she was relieved to return to the strong faith present at Notre Dame. “The Notre Dame kids in our program were great and they stuck together, but just little things like not being able to go to English Mass were difficult,” Ryan said. After living as a foreigner in Spain for several months, Ryan said it was a relief to assimilate easily into the community around her. “I was walking around campus and thought, ‘Wow, no one’s looking at me,’” Ryan said. “I don’t stand out here, which is kind of nice.” Ryan said her fall semester in Toledo, Spain, challenged her to expand her grasp of the Spanish language. “The language barrier was the most difficult aspect of study abroad, because everyone tells you that you’re going to have a little bit of culture shock, because literally everything is in Spanish,” Ryan said. “You can’t really comprehend that until you get there.” Ryan said she embraced the opportunity to make a new home abroad. “Some people complain that the [new] culture and families are so different, but I always felt that I could have encountered my host family in any city in the United States,” Ryan said. Junior John O’Brien, who studied in Ireland at University College Dublin, said he noticed an increase in his workload upon returning to campus. “It’s definitely been difficult acclimating back to life on campus,” O’Brien said. “The workload is a lot different from study abroad, and it’s been tough trying to get myself motivated to do homework that I might not have done while abroad. I am slowly getting back in the routine and back to work … Being around other people has been helpful because you see how hard they’re working and it motivates you to work harder.” After returning stateside, O’Brien said he missed the mobility of his abroad experience, which let him travel to other countries on a whim. “I miss the freedom of it– while you’re here you’re a bit more confined to campus,” O’Brien said. “Every weekend I was going to different cities, it was really awesome.” While abroad, O’Brien said he missed the most distinctive camaraderie of campus life at Notre Dame. In particular, he said living in a singlenin Dublin differed sharply from residence life in a 200-person dormitory. “I missed being with all the guys around the dorm,” O’Brien said. “I missed going to football games and going out on the weekends.” Contact Peter Durbin at [email protected]last_img read more

Moses agrees personal terms with Inter Milan

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Inter Milan is reportedly nearing the loan signing of Victor Moses after he agreed personal terms with Antonio Conte’s side. Conte, who is in search of wing-backs after being unimpressed with Valentino Lazaro and Cristiano Biraghi, is looking to reunite with Moses having coached the 29-year-old at Chelsea between 2016-18. And according to Sky Italia, Moses has agreed personal terms with the Serie A outfit with him ready to leave Fenerbahce – where he is currently playing on loan from Chelsea. Inter – who sit second in the Italian top flight behind Juventus – have put in a loan offer with an option to buy from Chelsea. And Chelsea boss Frank Lampard confirmed on Monday afternoon that Moses is set to come back to west London in order to move elsewhere. Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League encounter with London rivals Arsenal, Lampard admitted: “On Moses, he is coming back with a view to going somewhere else. Talks are ongoing.” Moses is looking for a fresh opportunity away from Fenerbahce, where he has only played seven times in all competitions since joining on loan in January last year. Moses won the Premier League under Conte at Chelsea in 2017, while also lifting the FA Cup just a year later. The wing-back played an integral role under the Italian manager, featuring 34 times for Chelsea during their triumphant 2016-17 Premier League campaign.Tags: Antonio ConteCristiano BiraghiInter MilanSerie AValentino LazaroVictor Moseslast_img read more

Nigeria qualify for 2018 World Cup finals after win over Zambia

first_imgBy Oluwashina OkelejiARSENAL’s Alex Iwobi scored as Nigeria beat a stubborn Zambia 1-0 to become the first African side to seal a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia.The win put them on an unassailable 13 points at the top of Group B.Chances were missed at both ends by the time Shehu Abdullahi provided the cut-back for Iwobi to finish from inside the box in the 73rd minute.Odion Ighalo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Moses Simon went close for the Super Eagles but failed to score.Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mwenne produced an acrobatic save to deny Wilfred Ndidi in the second half in a pulsating end-to-end encounter. 3. Cameroon56 2. Zambia57 4. Algeria51 African WC Qualifying Group B:PlayedPoints 1. Nigeria – Qualified 513 Augustine Mulenga thought he had put Zambia ahead in the 22nd minute, but his effort was ruled out for offside.Fashion Sakala, Alex Ng’onga and Enock Mwepu had chances for the Chipolopolo but the 2012 African Champions failed to punish a perplexed Super Eagles defence.But substitute Iwobi, who had scored in the reverse fixture in Ndola last October, finished off a decent attack to send Nigeria to a third straight World Cup appearance.Moses had a great opportunity to add a second towards the end, but the Chelsea wing-back slipped inside the box.Nigeria stay top in Group B and advance with one game to spare from a pool that was dubbed the “Group of Death” and expected to go down to the wire.Russia will be Nigeria’s sixth appearance at the World Cup.They reached the second round in 1994, 1998 and 2014, but exited the tournament in the group stage in 2002 and 2010.In the other group game, Cameroon beat Algeria 2-0 at home with goals from Clinton Njie and Franck Tchidjui Pangop. Reigning African champions Cameroon and Algeria‚ who got to the second round of the last World Cup finals in Brazil‚ have already been eliminated after disappointing campaigns.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Andrew White’s season-high 27 points lifts Syracuse to 81-76 victory over Wake Forest

first_imgThe ball swung from Tyler Lydon to Tyus Battle to Andrew White. Syracuse’s three best offensive weapons each touched the ball. When it landed in White’s hands in the right corner, all he had to do was what he does best.With the scored tied at 68, White delivered his final and most important 3-pointer of the five that he made Tuesday night against Wake Forest. After the ball swished through the net with 1:23 left, the Orange grabbed a lead it would never give up.“It was perfect ball movement,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said of White’s game-winning 3.The Demon Deacons were forced to take a timeout as Syracuse’s bench players flooded onto the floor. White’s been the Orange’s go-to player all year, but never more than on Tuesday night when he scored a season-high 27 points.SU (12-9, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) got back to .500 in ACC play by skating by Wake Forest (12-8, 3-5) with an 81-76 win in the Carrier Dome. White went 6-of-15 from the field, 5-of-11 from behind the arc and a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. Throughout much of this season, Syracuse has relied on him to carry the offense. Against the Demon Deacons, his 27-point performance helped SU escape with the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When he plays his game, he was knocking down shots,” Lydon said, “… and overall just staying aggressive, which is what we needed.”After the crucial 3-pointer, White also hit two free throws with nine seconds remaining to expand Syracuse’s lead from one to three. He had already hit six from the charity stripe, a testament to his ability to drive the lane and draw fouls. Boeheim said White can still improve rounding out his game and getting to the basket, but his performance was a step in the right direction.MORE COVERAGE Graphical breakdown of Syracuse men’s basketball’s 81-76 win over Wake ForestSyracuse comes back in second half to beat Wake Forest, 81-76, and stop 2-game losing streakThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 81-76 win over Wake ForestWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 81-76 win over Wake Forest Published on January 24, 2017 at 11:42 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+center_img While White was a key piece in the Orange’s win, he cost SU a possession with just under six minutes to play. Off a John Gillon defensive rebound, White ran the floor in transition. He attacked the rim and elevated for a layup. But a Wake Forest defender stepped in his way, fell backward and drew the charge. White turned around, tilted his neck back and looked at the replay, like many fans in the Dome.Then fans jeered. Boeheim threw his arms up and down while yelling at the referee. Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack banged his hand into the seat next to him in frustration. SU and Wake Forest were tied at 61. White needed to redeem himself.Boeheim said White has grown more patient. With defenses playing him tight of late, that’s his only option. Opponents are all over him unless he finds a way to get free.“I play off of guys. I try to space (the floor),” White said. “I try to find ways of getting myself open.”Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerBefore the game, Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning mentioned White as a player who does most of the “heavy-lifting” for the Orange.“White has come in and given them something that they needed this year,” Manning said on Monday. He didn’t know at the time that White would score the game-winning basket against his squad a day later.Many times this season, White has pieced together stellar performances for naught, as SU racked up nine losses in its first 20 games. But he’s continued to score from where he’s expected to: behind the arc.It’s a spot he and those around him have become accustomed to. Against Wake Forest, he stepped up again. And with the game on the line, he was exactly where he’s always been: behind the arc and ready to shoot.“I’ve always put that responsibility (to hit 3s) on myself. …. They know where I am. It’s just playing the role and I’m happy to be in that position.” Commentslast_img read more