Students weigh in on all-school formal

first_imgAlaina Anderson Left to right, Molly Pax, Gabriella Coronado, Catherine Miller, Madeline Rafferty, Caitlin McGarry and Hannah Britton pose barefoot.First-year student Ali Mahoney was excited about the prom theme and was pleased with her first college formal at Saint Mary’s.“I think it’s really fun to dress up and get ready for a dance again like we did in high school but to do it in college with all our friends,” she said.Before the formal, the organizers of Dance Marathon, a charity event meant to raise money for the Riley Hospital for Children, provided hair and nail services in the Reignbeaux lounge in Le Mans from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Salon Rouge was painting nails for $5, curling and braiding hair for $2, doing makeup for $2 and applying hair extensions for $7. All the money went to support Dance Marathon.First-year student Catherine Miller had her nails painted in Le Mans before the formal. Miller said she thought it was such a fun idea for Dance Marathon to offer these services for girls.“My nails looked so great for formal and you couldn’t beat those prices,” Miller said. “I’m so happy Dance Marathon did this because doing my own nails is always a struggle and it feels great being pampered once in a while.” First-year student Madeline Rafferty said although she had a great time at the formal, she was upset the dance was held on Friday instead of Saturday. “My boyfriend goes to University of Wisconsin Madison so he would have had to skip his classes on Friday to make it in time to formal.” Rafferty said. “A lot of other girls have significant others that don’t go to Notre Dame or Holy Cross so it would have been nice if formal was on Saturday.”Sophomore Annie McGlone said she had a great time dancing with her friends and really enjoyed the prom aspect of formal.“Formal has been a lot of fun. We just came with our friends and no dates, which can be even better,” McGlone said. “We’re just having a lot of fun on the dance floor.”First-year student Yosline Camacho said she never attended prom in high school and was happy to share this experience with her best friends.“Saint Mary’s did such a good job with formal this year and I was so excited it was prom themed. There are always so many dances at Notre Dame and we never have dances here, so when we do it’s a great way for the community to come together, get dressed up, and have a blast,” Camacho said. “I can’t wait for next year’s formal.” Tags: Formal, Saint Mary’s College Saint Mary’s students and their guests relived their high school dances when Saint Mary’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted the all-school, prom-themed formal on Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn. RHA president Kaitlyn Baker said the event was a huge success and received positive feedback from students in attendance all night. Eight hundred tickets went up for sale to support RHA. Baker said she was pleased with the number of students that bought tickets.“We sold at least 780 tickets, so we are pretty happy about that,” Baker said.The theme for the formal this year was “prom” and included the crowning of a prom queen for the upperclassmen and a prom princess for the lowerclassmen. “This year we have a very large freshman class,” Baker said. “We thought it was pretty practical so most of the girls could wear their prom dresses again. That’s what drew us towards the prom theme.” last_img read more

3 Dead, 1 Injured in Wyandanch Shooting, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police Homicide Squad detectives are searching for a shooter who killed three people inside a parked car in Wyandanch late Wednesday night and injured a fourth victim. Police identified the three victims Thursday afternoon as 25-year-old William Madrey of Wyandanch, 23-year-old Stephanie Almedina Rivera of Bay Shore, and 23-year-old Ciara Smith of Deer Park. A fourth female injured in the shooting was not identified. Bullets rang out on Davidson Street just before midnight, police said. The suspect, who is still at large and hasn’t been identified, walked up to a vehicle and fired several shots, killing all but one of the car’s occupants, police said. First Precinct officers responding to 911 calls reporting gunshots arrived at the scene at around 11:50 p.m. and discovered the victims inside the vehicle. Madrey, Rivera, and Smith were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The surviving victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said. Madley “is a previously self-admitted gang member,” police said in a news release. Investigators are trying to determine whether gang affiliation played a role in the slayings. Police are asking anyone with information about the homicides to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the shooter.last_img read more

How to launch your search for ancestors

first_imgJOIN a local genealogy society or historical society. CHART everything you find. A timeline can prove or disprove information you’ve found. Source: local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsLOOK FOR a family Bible that records births, deaths and marriages. CHECK OUT local cemeteries for names on tombstones. LOOK FOR Census records online and in libraries and family history centers. CHECK FOR data at a local historical society. GO TO the courthouse and search for deeds, wills, court records and other data. You’re ready to start researching your ancestors, but don’t know where to start. Here are some tips from seasoned researchers: ASK living relatives where and when they were born, their occupations and marriage dates. Then ask for the same information about deceased parents and grandparents, including where they’re buried. SEND FOR copies of birth and death certificates for your relatives; these will show names of their parents and other information. CHECK newspaper archives for birth and death announcements. last_img read more