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Young Democrats club advocates voting

first_imgAs the 2012 presidential election nears, students at Saint Mary’s College are gearing up to vote in both Indiana polls and via absentee ballot. Senior London Lamar, president of Young Democrats at Saint Mary’s, said she wants her College peers to realize that exercising their right to vote demonstrates appreciation to earlier generations of politically active women. “Women fought for so many years for the right to vote,” Lamar said. “It is our duty as educated women to take full advantage of the paths those women paved for us and vote in every election being held throughout the year.” As a Young Democrats member, Lamar said vocalizing her political interests enhances her Saint Mary’s experience, but she also realizes other students on campus may not share her views. She said she recognizes the group has a responsibility since there is no official Republican group on campus. “Our organization on campus knows that while expressing our own views of the Democratic party is important, we must also be a bipartisan club for those students who do not share the same views, but express interest in the election and voting,” Lamar said. Senior Young Democrats member Ambreen Ahmad said she is committed to promoting the vote across party lines on the Saint Mary’s campus. “My primary responsibility is to make the bipartisan effort about being able to vote,” Ahmad said. “Over the summer, I was able to look at how democracy has affected the U.S. and how voter turnout is still so low. By being a part of Young Democrats on campus, I am hoping girls will realize that voting is important on so many different levels.” Lamar and Ahmad said they hope to spread the word about the importance of voting through the Young Democrats’ voter registration table, which will be open through Thursday in the Student Center Lounge. The table helps students register to vote, sign up for an absentee ballot and have the organization pay for the postage when voting forms are ready to be mailed. “This is an exciting time for the students here. For most of us, this is our first time voting in a presidential election,” Lamar said. “While this is a great thing to do, Ambreen and I really want our peers to remember that elections happen more frequently for our local governments. We want people to become politically aware and remain politically aware.” Taking initiative to vote in all elections is a crucial American civic duty, Ahmad said. “As educated women, it is even more important for us to exercise our right to vote at every opportunity we have,” she said. As such, the Saint Mary’s Young Democrats’ responsibilities as representatives for the national organization do not end with the Nov. 6 election, Lamar said. “It is our responsibility to keep the laws and policies that are a result of the election in the public’s eye on campus,” she said. “This is our chance to stay active in the community and remain active. By showing what we stand for and not just saying it, the Young Democrats can achieve a greater foothold here.” The Young Democrats will hold a watch night for the first presidential debate Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in Room 152 of Regina Hall. The club will also meet to watch election night coverage Nov. 6 from 8 to 12 p.m. in Vander Vennet in the Student Center basement.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Steven Spielberg Thinks He Rescued Mark Rylance From Theater & More

first_imgMark Rylance(Photo by Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Spielberg Thinks He Rescued Rylance From TheaterWe’re hoping that three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance is joking about Oscar winner Steven Spielberg here. “In his mind he’s rescued me—rescued me from the slums of the theater! You know, discovered me, bless him,” the British actor told the New York Times. There was another interesting tidbit from Rylance in the interview—although it was a “great thrill” to appear as Wolf Hall’s Thomas Cromwell and portray all his “internal thinking” on PBS: “I’m glad I didn’t have to play it onstage actually.” Ben Miles took on the role on Broadway last year. Rylance is up for an Oscar on February 28 for his performance in Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and is currently at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Nice Fish. He’s then returning to New York’s boards in November in Farinelli and the King. Some rescue, Spielberg!Don’t Cry for Jenn Colella & Ramin KarimlooWhat’s new, Canada?! Jenn Colella (If/Then) and Ramin Karimloo (Les Miz) will play Eva Peron and Che, respectively, in a Vancouver Opera production of Evita. Directed by by Kelly Robinson, the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber tuner will play a limited engagement April 30 through May 8 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.Tony Kushner to Team Up With Brad PittTony winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America) will join forces with Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Cross Creek Pictures to work on He Wanted the Moon, Deadline reports. The medical research drama is based on a doctor in the 1920s and 1930s, who studied the biochemical root of manic depression just as he began to succumb to the illness, eventually undergoing a lobotomy.Bobby Cannavale’s Vinyl Picked Up for Season TwoCongratulations to new Dad and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale—HBO has renewed his drama Vinyl for a second season. The series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and more, follows Cannavale’s record label honcho Richie Finestra as he lives the dream of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll; we can’t wait to see more of this on our screens!Sneak Peek of New Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtGet that “Peeno Noir” ready! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will return for its second season on Netflix on April 15. Check out the first trailer of She Loves Me’s Jane Krakowski, Broadway alum Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper all strutting their stuff below! View Commentslast_img read more

Jusuf Wanandi mourns death of Kompas Gramedia cofounder Jakob Oetama

first_img“Kompas also played a big role in educating the nation, so he was one of the best educators in the country. I hope that the future generations in Kompas will be able to preserve and maintain Kompas as the legacy of Jakob,” he continued.Jakob died on Wednesday at the age of 88. A Kompas Gramedia spokesperson said Jakob died at Mitra Keluarga Hospital in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, and will be buried at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta on Thursday.Jakob was born in Magelang, Central Java, on Sept. 27, 1931. He started his career as a teacher and later founded Kompas Gramedia, one of the country’s largest media and publishing companies, in 1965 with his colleague P.K. Ojong, who died in 1980. (mfp)Topics : Jusuf Wanandi, vice chair of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) board of trustee, expressed his grief at the death of Kompas Gramedia cofounder Jakob Oetama. Jusuf and Jakob worked together, along with other colleagues, to establish The Jakarta Post in 1983.“He is one of the giants of the Indonesian newspaper industry,” Jusuf said in a written statement issued on Wednesday, citing Jakob’s key role in establishing the Kompas daily newspaper in 1965 and fostering it to this day.last_img read more

Cricket News T20 Mumbai League: The Unimpressive Tale of Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun is one player most eyes were pinned in the ongoing edition of the T20 Mumbai League. The left-handed all-rounder seems to grab attention whenever and wherever he plays. He has been in and around Mumbai cricket and the India Under-19 team for a while now. Arjun has played a vital role in Aakash Tigers MWS’ campaign so far.In the batting department, coach Vinod Kambli initially sent him to bat at No. 3 but in the last couple of games, has was promoted up to open the batting. Arjun has been getting constant starts but has failed to kick on and get substantial scores. With the ball, the left-arm seamer has picked up four wickets but has been expensive. However, he was impressive in his last outing when he picked up 3/27 bowling a couple of excellent overs at the death. Earlier, Arjun has played for India U-19 against Sri Lanka but wasn’t able to produce impressive performance. In the end, he was dropped from the squad and wasn’t given a longer run. Since then, Arjun hasn’t featured in India U-19 squad. With the talent hunt on by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Arjun needs to step up his game if he needs to be in contention for long. Otherwise, it has been seen that players with better talent take it a step further. The likes of Rohan Gavaskar, Aniruddha Srikanth have already been sidelined. With one managing an International series against Australia, other managed to play for Chennai Super Kings, but should it end there? – Well, for Arjun, the cricketing fraternity across the globe would except a lot more. But will that happen? – Time will tell.Disclaimer : The opinions and facts expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. They do not reflect the views of News Nation. The NNPL does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same. Arjun Tendulkar has played for India Under-19 against Sri Lanka. Arjun is currently playing T20 Mumbai League. In his last outing, Arjun scalped three wickets for 27 runs.  highlightslast_img read more