Walsh community moves back into renovated dorm

first_imgSarah Olson | The Observer Each floor in the hall hosts a kitchen, the result of a year-long remodeling process of the dorm, during which residents lived in Pangborn Hall, the current “swing dorm” for halls undergoing renovations.“We see it in the original mosaic tile and arches in the hallways, as well as having woodwork play a prominent role in the design and keeping original wood where they could,” Detwiler said.Detwiler said one of the most important changes to Walsh is its accessibility.“The biggest positive change is that Walsh is now accessible to all abilities which really fits into our priority of inclusion,” Detwiler said. “It feels wonderful to be able to offer hospitality and welcome to all residents and guests.”Other new changes to Walsh have included updated bathrooms and plumbing, a new elevator, expanded mailroom, air-conditioned lounges with full kitchens on every floor, a first-floor lobby and coordinated furniture throughout the building.Brigid Walsh, senior and resident assistant in Walsh Hall, said the hallways in Walsh are straight with no turns, but that the third and fourth floors boast beautiful views at the end of their halls of God Quad and South Quad, thanks to new windows.“The windows go from the floor to the ceiling on the two ends of the building,” Walsh said.Walsh said other than the windows, she is also excited about the exposed brick in the two lounges on the fourth floor as well as the new patio porch with tables for outdoor studying when the weather allows for it.In many ways, Walsh said the dorm still feels the same in character, but that it was only the visibly old aspects that were gone, such as the outdated bathrooms and problems with plumbing. However, she said, this was a good thing.“It definitely brings back memories of freshman and sophomore year for me because it is the same building with just some nicer touches,” Walsh said.Walsh said the move to the new building has made her job easier.“It’s been a really positive transition,” she said. “It made being an RA or being on hall staff a lot easier because everyone had so much positivity coming in.”Walsh said what was interesting was that some of the underclassmen never lived in the old Walsh Hall and for them this would be their first and only impression of the hall.“It’s just funny because the freshman never knew old Walsh and neither did the sophomores,” she said. “It’s interesting that those two grades are getting used to the new building.”Detwiler said during the initial move into Pangborn, she became aware of the resiliency of Walsh’s residents.“I believe that the Walsh women handled the transition well,” she said. “They volunteered in droves to help me organize and pack up the hall and unpack it twice, for which I’m eternally grateful.”While the Walsh community has moved out of Pangborn, Badin’s community has moved into it while their dorm undergoes renovations. Detwiler said Pangborn will forever be a part of Walsh’s history.“At the last Mass in Pangborn last year, we spoke about how ‘the Pang’ — as we called it — is now an important part of the Walsh story, and how she has served us well in our time of need. She was the space where our first years came to love the Walsh community and many important memories happened there.  “Though we are elated to be back in our renovated home, we have a deep respect for Pangborn. When some upper-class students saw the new Walsh building as they moved in this year, I finally heard the chorus of seven words I had been hoping to hear: ‘Wow— the move was totally worth it.’”Tags: dorm renovations, Pangborn Hall, Walsh Hall The start of the 2017–2018 school year marked the beginning of a new move to a familiar place for the residents of Walsh Hall.Last year, Walsh residents were temporarily moved to Pangborn Hall while Walsh Hall underwent renovations such as repairs and upgrades for some of the communal spaces. Walsh’s rector Liz Detwiler said the renovations were “gorgeous” and that the most important part about the changes that she was particularly pleased with was that the character of Walsh remained intact.last_img read more

Ronaldo voted greatest player of all time in fan tournament

first_img SEMI-FINALS Lionel Messi (52%) vs Ronaldo Nazario (48%)Diego Maradona (41%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (59%) Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the greatest footballer of all time in a fan tournament featuring some of the game’s biggest names. It must be said that the tournament being ran by a Spanish paper has lead to players who have played in Spain’s top division being dominant. Paolo Maldini never stood a chance against ‘CR7’ in the opening round while Pele’s elimination in the quarter-finals is the big shock. The full tournament Ronaldo Nazario came out on top ahead of Diego Maradona in a tight third place play-off. But it’s Ronaldo’s big win over Messi in the final that is the big talking point. It’s a debate that has raged for years with stars past and present being probed for their opinion. Pele has recently been asked who he believes to be the better player and he gave his vote to Ronaldo over Messi. Spanish publication MARCA set up the 16-man showdown which saw huge names such as Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane go against one another with progression based on fan votes. The final inevitably ended up being Ronaldo vs longtime rival Lionel Messi with the Juventus forward coming out on top. Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be Cheerleaders6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF Ronaldo Nazario (51%) vs Diego Maradona (49%) FINALLionel Messi (46%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (54%) OVERALL WINNER – CRISTIANO RONALDO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Check out the scores below to see the winners with higher percentage. ROUND OF 16 Lionel Messi (78%) vs Ferenc Puskas (22%)Eusebio (17%) vs Alfredo Di Stefano (83%) Franz Beckenbauer (17%) vs Ronaldo Nazario (83%) Michel Platini (8%) vs Pele (92%) Diego Maradona (60%) vs Ronaldinho (40%) Lev Yashin (8%) vs Johan Cruyff (92%) Zinedine Zidane (82%) vs George Best (18%) Paolo Maldini (27%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (73%) QUARTER-FINALS Lionel Messi (70%) vs Alfredo Di Stefano (30%)Ronaldo Nazario (53%) vs Pele (47%) Diego Maradona (67%) vs Johan Cruyff (33%) Zinedine Zidane (44%) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (56%) Read Also: Football legends pick the best between Ronaldo and Messi“Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Pele told YouTube channel Pilhado per Daily Mail.“I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.” The fans who voted in this poll also feel similar to the 79-year-old.last_img read more

Ellsworth native to compete in Paris climbing event

first_img Latest posts by Jennifer Osborn (see all) Latest Posts Agencies partner to investigate internet crimes – September 17, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Maureen Beck is competing in the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s World Championship in Paris Sept. 14-18.Beck won a gold medal in Sport ParaClimbing two years ago when the competition was held in Spain.She also has won five national championships.Beck, who was born without her left hand, lives in Colorado now with her husband, Bryan.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textShe is the daughter of Christopher and Deborah Whalley of Ellsworth, and the couple are flying to France to watch Beck compete.Since winning her last gold medal, Beck has started her own website: http://www.moinmountains.com.“It wasn’t a very easy decision to start my own site because I’m not trying to go pro, and in the grand scheme of things, I only climb moderately hard, and climbing blogs are a dime a dozen,” Beck said in an email interview.“But then I realized if I can connect with someone that might not be aware of what they’re capable of and push them towards trying something new, maybe even a little outside of their comfort zone, then putting myself out there in the world as a resource and a motivator is entirely worth it.”“And so far the response has been incredible,” she said. “I’m able to connect with people all over the world, sometimes it’s just to chat, sometimes I’m helping them and if I can’t help them, I can use my network to find out who can.”Beck is raising money for the competition. Go to https://www.GoFundMe.com/Gimps4Gold or type Maureen Beck in the search box. Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 17 – September 16, 2020center_img Bucksport councilors seek reelection – September 18, 2020 Bio Jennifer OsbornReporter and columnist at The Ellsworth AmericanNews Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.last_img read more