Bullet journaling to provide organizational, creative resource to Saint Mary’s students

first_imgSaint Mary’s students will be able to participate in a new bullet journaling program sponsored by the Office for Civic and Social Engagement beginning Tuesday. The activity will be held on the last Tuesday of every month in the Reignbeaux Lounge of LeMans Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Kris Choinacky, assistant director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement, said in an email. Bullet journaling is not only an engaging and creative activity, but it also can help students build important life skills, Choinacky noted. “Bullet journals are do-it yourself planners, scrap books, goal-setting trackers and diary inserts all in one. It’s an individualized productivity tool,” she said. Students have previously expressed interest in bullet journaling, Choinacky said, and so far, the program has gained a lot of support. “Before Christmas, we gave journals to some of our student staff as a gift and told them about the plans for this semester,” Choinacky said. “They were super excited and expressed interest if guidance and supplies were provided.”After she witnessed her 11-year-old daughter’s experience bullet journaling, Choinacky was inspired to bring the activity to Saint Mary’s.“It’s a work of art,” she said. This activity can help students set and maintain goals, Choinacky asserted, as well as bring the College community together. “Bullet journaling is a place where students can track everything going on in your life,” she said. “We want to inspire students to use their creativity to plan their future by tracking their goals. It will be an opportunity for students to share ideas with each other and gain new friendships.”The Office of Civil and Social Engagement chose this project to connect with students and provide them with the materials to engage in this experience. Choinacky said the office is always looking for ways to build relationships and engagement with students.“Plus, we want to support them to be successful,” Choinacky said. Students who want to learn more about the craft will have the opportunity to explore bullet journaling throughout the semester and are encouraged to attend the event on Tuesday. Though all are welcome to show up, Choinacky emphasized it would be helpful if interested students register for the event by emailing her so the office can provide enough snacks and supplies.“So far we have several students who have registered and are looking forward to more students coming,” Choinacky said.Tags: bullet journaling, creativity, Office of Civic and Social Engagement, organizationlast_img read more

Newport stunner is also an Airbnb moneymaker

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoTravellers are happy to pay up for fancy homes on the Airbnb platform.According to its realestate .com.au listing, the home can earn “a projected annual income of $150,000” from its popularity on the home-renting platform. According to selling agent Kylie Loof, from LJ Hooker Redcliffe, the previous owner decided to put the home on the website and bookings came flying in.“She just thought she would try it out and then they were booked out for the rest of the year,” Ms Loof said. The previous owners quickly had the home booked out for the year.The home sold recently for a cool $1.5 million, which was the highest residential sale across the Redcliffe area for the week.“It was one of the bigger homes. This is seven bedrooms, most of them are about four bedrooms,” Ms Loof said.It has its own pontoon and easy access to the bay. Ms Loof said canal properties were popular with boat owners because of the money they could save on mooring fees, which can be several thousands of dollars each year. The owners of this Newport home made a killing just by listing it on Airbnb.A Newport home is not only eye-catching, it can also earn six figures a year.The recently sold seven-bedroom home at 14 Constance Court was marketed for the dollars it can fetch from cashed-up travellers on Airbnb. last_img read more

Gunmen in Haiti burn sub-police station demanding release of suspected gang…

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Police have restored order to Savane Pistache, the second district in the capital, Port-au-Prince, after heavily armed gunmen set fire to several buildings and demanded the release of at least 17 people detained during an earlier exercise by law enforcement officials.The police had detained the suspects as they continue their investigations into the attempted assassination of Éric Jean Baptiste, Secretary General of the Rassemblement des Démocrates National Progressive (RDNP) on December 21.Eyewitnesses said that members of the powerful and dangerous gang, “Tije”, descended on the area on Christmas Day demanding the release of those detained.They set fire to the police sub-station and also to the homes of several police officers.Residents of the area remained in doors in fear of their lives while sporadic bursts of automatic weapons caused panic and terror. The gunmen are also reported to have looted several businesses.The eyewitnesses said that special units of the Haitian National Police intervened to restore order, confronting the gunmen.The police have solast_img read more

Adam Wainwright batters and blanks Dodgers

first_imgST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright hit a two-run home run and pitched six scoreless innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Dodgers 2-0 Thursday afternoon.Wainwright and Wednesday’s starter, Carlos Martinez, combined to hold the Dodgers to one run in 14 innings over the final two games of the four-game series at Busch Stadium. The Dodgers had averaged 6.5 runs per game during a six-game winning streak before the back-to-back losses.Right-hander Brandon McCarthy started for the Dodgers and went only four innings. He hung a curveball to Wainwright with two outs in the second inning for the only runs of the game. It was Wainwright’s 10th career home run, third among active pitchers behind Madison Bumgarner and Yovani Gallardo.The Dodgers had opportunities to even the score against Wainwright but went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position during his six innings. They stranded runners at the corners in the second and fourth innings, at second and third in the fifth. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cardinals relievers walked the first batter in the seventh and eighth innings. The Dodgers negating both potential scoring opportunities by bouncing into double plays.Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth and was called out by home plate umpire Marty Foster on a strike three clearly outside. Foster ejected Gonzalez later in the inning when Gonzalez continued complaining from the dugout. Chase Utley singled with one out in the midst of that but was stranded.last_img read more