first_imgFor a small number of Notre Dame students, taking classes at Saint Mary’s is a normal part of their daily schedule. Junior John Brahier, who is majoring in mathematics at Notre Dame and pursuing a secondary education minor at Saint Mary’s, said he has taken several required courses for his minor at Saint Mary’s. “I’ve taken a number of classes at SMC, all part of my secondary education major,” Brahier said. “SMC has the education program I was looking for, so when I graduate, the plan is that I’ll have both the secondary education minor and a license to teach.” Junior Madeline Swan, who is a math and sociology double major, also has a secondary education minor at Saint Mary’s.  Swan said the small class sizes, good learning environments, and caring professors are instrumental to her success at Saint Mary’s. Her experience at Saint Mary’s has helped her move past common prejudices held between female students at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, Swan said. “The professors have been awesome and I have met some truly great classmates,” Swan said. “Also, this has helped me break down stereotype barriers for me that are typically present between SMC and ND girls.” Brahier said it was initially difficult to be the only male in many of his Saint Mary’s courses, but the transition has gotten easier with time. “It was a big difference for me at first because I came from an all-guys high school, so to go to classes of almost all girls was a pretty big change,” he said. “Obviously there was a bit of an adjustment period at first, but it’s not really a big deal in the long-run.” Brahier said his decision to enroll at Saint Mary’s was due to Notre Dame not offering the education training he wanted. “My plan after graduation is to teach math in a high school, but Notre Dame doesn’t have an Education Department that directly prepares students to be teachers and helps with the licensing process,” he said. Brahier said taking courses through the education department at Saint Mary’s has been a positive experience and his professors take an interest in student success. “The Education Department at SMC has sponsored some really cool events related to social justice in education and is a big proponent of service-learning,” Brahier said. “By and large, the faculty I’ve worked with at SMC have been great – they seem to really care about each student and want us to do our best. In general, I think that’s definitely true at Notre Dame as well.” Notre Dame students enrolled in Saint Mary’s classes are assigned a Saint Mary’s advisor in addition to their advisor at Notre Dame, Brahier said. His Saint Mary’s helps him choose his courses and build his schedule, he said.  Brahier said he works with his two advisors separately. “If I have a question about education classes, I have to go to the SMC advisor,” he said. “For math or theology, I go to my advisor from each of those departments at ND.” He said his courses at Saint Mary’s are determined by his major requirements, so he meets with his Saint Mary’s advisor regularly and registers for courses in person. “Registration for my classes at SMC is relatively straightforward because I have a pretty set list of classes that I have to take, so basically I just meet with my advisor over there on a regular basis to make sure I stay on track from semester to semester,” Brahier said. “I don’t do any online registration for those classes – instead, it’s all through contact with my advisor.” Swan said she feels fortunate to have the opportunity to study at both institutions. “I’ve discovered how lucky I am to get the change to participate in such a great education program as an ND student as well as collaborate and learn from some great Saint Mary’s students,” she said. Brahier said the combination of classes from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s has also been rewarding for him. “Both schools definitely are focused on their identities as Catholic schools, and both schools have a sense of purpose and mission,” he said. “My favorite part of the secondary education minor at SMC has been getting to work with the faculty that is so passionate about preparing us to be great teachers. Their staff is dedicated and wants us to do our best, and studying in that incredibly positive atmosphere has been very rewarding.”last_img read more

first_imgAleksander Barkov is helped off the ice by Vincent Trocheck and Anton Stralman after going into the boards hard.#FlaPanthers #OneTerritory #NHL— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) December 15, 2019McAvoy, who appeared to prod Barkov into the boards with his stick, was given a two-minute minor penalty for interference on the play.Florida head coach Joel Quenneville said after the game that Barkov “should be fine,” easing Panthers fans’ worries. Any serious injury to Barkov (who has 36 points in 31 games this season) could jeopardize the team’s chances to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016.The Panthers (15-12-2, 35 points) sit four points out of a wild card spot after Saturday’s game with the following four teams between them and playoff position: the Tampa Bay Lightning (35 points), Toronto Maple Leafs (36 points), New York Rangers (36 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (39 points). The Florida Panthers lost team captain and NHL superstar Aleksander Barkov to injury late in Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins.With less than two minutes to play in the Panthers’ 4-2 loss, Barkov’s right leg awkwardly slammed into the endboards in Florida’s attacking zone after he made contact with Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy. INJURIES: Nikita Kucherov | Tyson BarrieBarkov remained on the ice for a few minutes before Panthers teammates Vincent Trocheck and Anton Stralman helped him skate off the ice and head into the locker room.last_img read more

first_imgActor Simon Yam, best known for his role in Tomb Raider, was stabbed Saturday in China.The Hong Kong-based actor was on stage Saturday for the opening of a new store in the southern province of China.In a video, you can see the man walk up and stab Yam in the stomach and slashing him. Yam runs and tries to avoid more puncture wounds while security finally wrestles the aggressor to the ground.The 64-year old is recovering in the hospital with only minor wounds.The assailant has not publicly stated as to why he stabbed Yam.last_img read more