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A common word heard in everyday conversation. Everyone for the most part understands what you are talking about when you describe something as beautiful.

For me, this is a word that is underused. Beauty a word that can be applied to many different situations and points in our life, needs to be used more. For me personally I find beauty in almost anything.

For me, beauty is the lotus flower that blooms and shines bright in the presence of such a terrible environment and adversity.

Just as Walt Disney said, “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”

Take a second to think about that and realize just how great of a line that is. I find that beauty in writings especially poems where beauty can hop off the page as if the words themselves grew legs and decided to manifest into reality.

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SGA Perspective: Spring has sprung

Spring is here. The Assumption campus will quickly be filled with students laying out on the quad, playing Frisbee on the Worcester hill and shooting hoops on the outdoor basketball courts. It’s not a slow and gradual progression. Suddenly, the temperature hits over 60 degrees and BOOM all of Hound Nation ends up outside. I figured I would base my article on some knowledge that I have obtained over my last three springs here at Assumption.

First off, don’t skip class. As ridiculous as that sounds, it happens an extra lot during springtime. Once you wake up and see how nice of a day it is outside, you’ll understand. I’ll admit it, I can easily come up with a list of things that would be more fun than class on a sunny day, but in the end, it’s not worth missing a lecture or test.

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Hounds Away from Home: Ireland

For my spring break, I wasn’t soaking up the sun in Florida or out at sea on a cruise. I decided that for my senior year, I would venture outside of the country one last time, this time to the Emerald Isle, a.k.a. Ireland.

While I was sad that I wasn’t with my senior friends for my last spring break, I was excited to have the opportunity to go abroad once again. Going to Rome in my sophomore year as part of SOPHIA was incredible and I wanted to experience the feeling of being abroad one more time before I graduate.

After the roughly five and a half hour flight from Logan Airport to Shannon Airport in Ireland, we met our tour guide, Connor, who would show us the country over the course of the week. I was eager to get a taste of a pint of Guinness, but that was going to have to wait.

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Spread the word to end the word

On March 2, 2016, the Assumption Disability Awareness Promotion Team collaborated with the ACTV Club to create an R-Word video campaign involving a majority of the Assumption College community. For those of you who do not know what ADAPT does, the club’s purpose is to promote equality and respect and to minimize stereotypes that are associated with individuals with disabilities.

ADAPT has been involved with the R-Word campaign for the past few years . For this school year, ADAPT wanted to find a way to involve the Assumption community on a bigger scale by making a video campaign with the help of ACTV to bring awareness to this important issue and hurtful word.

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Assumption alumni publishes his first novel

It’s been six years since I graduated from Assumption, and I haven’t left the classroom. Once I graduated with my Bachelor’s in English, I went right to teaching into the fall and I haven’t looked back since. Currently, I work at a boarding school in the central Massachusetts area called Eagle Hill School. The school has a variety of gifted students, including a talented artist named Kyle Ebanks who was wonderful enough to design the cover for my debut novel, Deacon’s Folly. I loved the advice Kyle gave to his classmates when the novel was finally published: “Put in the time and you’ll go places.”

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Why We Need Science, not Philosophy #8

Look at your watch. What time is it? Before you do anything else, get a pen and sheet of paper, and write down the time. Do it before you do anything else. This is an experiment. But, if you don’t take the time to follow the instructions, be honest and admit it to yourself that you’re not following them.

Admitting to the truth is an essential part of this experiment. It’s about honesty, which is a crucial virtue for anyone seriously trying to learn the truth about us humans and this universe in which we live.

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Player Profile: Kendall Dardy-Jones

Assumption College football has never been better. With the first ever program Northeast 10-conference championship and a solid run in the NCAA tournament under their belt, the Greyhounds are now hungrier than ever for the season-opener this fall. The team has also come a long way from where they stood a few years ago. Kendall Dardy-Jones, a senior from Dorchester, Mass., talked about his experience at Assumption as a student-athlete.

Q: What is the biggest difference that you’ve seen with the football team during your time here?

I would say one of the biggest differences in the program is the relationships between the players and the coaches. We’ve had some great coaches and players over the years but you can see the player/coach relationship really helped with team chemistry. That helped the players believe that the coaches knew what they were doing and caused every player to buy into the process.

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AC Allies: LGBTQ+

Assumption College is our home. Everyone has their own space where they can feel comfortable and impact the school community. For some, this place exists in Assumption College Allies.

AC Allies is a club for anyone in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer community and allies.

The club meets every other Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Tinsley next to the Chapel. AC Allies is a student-run organization under Campus Ministry, with Paul Covino serving as the group’s faculty mentor.

“One of the things that has been a great consolation in working with AC Allies is the sentiment expressed by the students in the group that they feel accepted on our campus,” said Covino,

When Covino became the director of Campus Ministry in 2014, he was happy to hear that he would be the advisor of AC Allies.

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Alumnus Carlton Watson talks to students

On Monday, February 15, the African-Latino/Hispanic-Asian-and-Native-American Network put on their annual Black History Month main event. ALANA asked Assumption College alumnus Carlton Watson to come back and speak about his experiences when he was a student here. Those students, as well as some faculty and staff members, that attended the event were able to have great conversations while enjoying some dinner catered by Addie Lee’s Soul Food.

The evening first started out with a beautifully sung performance by this year’s AC Idol winner Jennifer Rios. After her performance, everyone anxiously waited to get a taste of the food that smelled so good on their way into Hagan Hall. Conway Campbell blessed the food by saying a quick prayer. The menu for the night included rice, black-eyed peas, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and corn bread. For dessert, there was banana pudding. Addie Lee’s Soul Food did a wonderful job.

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Spring break is a time when 70 percent of non-senior students go home and sleep daily until noon. Not only are these students sleeping the day away, but most of them have never volunteered in their communities. Assumption College is looking to change this.

This spring break, the first ever Assumption100 will implement. Assumption100 wants to prove that students would be willing to put in at least eight hours of volunteer work over spring break, and that mayors or town officials would welcome them. We are looking for 100 Assumption students who will sign up and volunteer in their hometowns during spring break. The GAME project group will be in charge of contacting each students’ town officials. It will be made known that each student will be seeking a place to volunteer, and that they will be part of the pilot project Assumption100.


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