As 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.
FT : Liberty 1 – 0 RTUA late winner handed Liberty Professionals a 1-0 win over bottom side, Real Tamale United on Sunday in the Glo Premier League.Selorm Geraldo got the match winner at the Carl Reindorf Park.The result further compounds RTU’s already troubled campaign as they have now lost 12 times this season.Still winless, the Tamale-based side have conceded 34 goals so far and have only five points to their credit.FT : AshGold 0 – 1 Wa All Stars Wa All Stars recorded their first ever Premier League win at the Len Clay Stadium where they edged AshantiGold 1-0 on Sunday.The Blues needed a 17th minute goal in the first half from striker Michael Mensah, signed on from Asante Kotoko during the second transfer window to pick all their three points.The Miners still chasing their first win under new coach Bashir Hayford, who has only picked one point from a possible six point.FT : Arsenals 2 – 1 Tema YouthBerekum Arsenals boosted their chances of escaping relegation on Sunday when they defeated Tema Youth 2-1 in the Glo Premier League. The rare win leaves Arsenals, just four points adrift the other teams in safety.Former Hearts of Oak winger Douglas Nkrumah handed the Berekum side the match winner in the 83rd minute.It was the visitors, Tema Youth who drew first blood at the Golden City Park when Isaac Nyarko scored in the 17th minute before Ibrahim Dauda canceled it out in the 37th minute.FT : Medeama SC 1 – 1 Hearts of OakMahatma Otoo scored a second half equaliser that lifted Hearts of Oak out of the bottom three of the Glo Premier League on Sunday. The goal by the former national U-20 captain handed the Phobians a share of the spoils in their 1-1 draw with leaders, Medeama at the T&A Park.Joseph Gordon put Medeama ahead in the 29th minute as the Mauves started strongly before an expectant home crowd.The socreline stayed at 1-0 in the first half though the Phobians came close to drawing level before the half ended.But in the second half, the tide swung in Hearts’ favour before Otoo struck the equaliser, his eighth goal in the Premier League this season.FT : Chelsea 0 – 1 Amidaus (Saturday) Amidaus Professionals after their bright start to the second round of the Glo Premier League were brought to ground on Saturday by Berekum Chelsea.The Tema side, who were at their best in their commanding 3-1 victory last weekend over RTU, were defeated 1-0 by Chelsea at the Tema Park on match-day-17.Abdul Basit got the match winner for Chelsea to lift them up the log to second place.The defeat has cost Amidaus, who are making their premiership debut a top-four place as they drop to fifth on the standings.FT : Heart of Lions 1 – 0 Dwarfs
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€”Â Sumner County graduations will be starting this weekend as the Class of 2013Â finish off their secondary school careers.Wellington will be holding Class Night at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school gymnasium.On Sunday, Wellington will be holding its graduation ceremony in the high school gymnasium at 2 p.m. General admission is at 1:45 p.m.Each WHS senior will get 10 tickets for select seating for families. They can arrive anytime between 1 and 1:45 p.m.The tickets will be available that day.Graduation times for the six other county school are as follows:Â Argonia High School graduation, Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m. in gymnasium.Conway Springs High School graduation – Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. in gymnasium.Caldwell High School graduation – Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. in gymnasium.Belle Plaine High School graduation – Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m. in gymnasium.Oxford High School graduation – Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m. in gymnasium.South Haven High School graduation – Saturday, May 11, 2:30 p.m. in gymnasium. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Congratulations! · 378 weeks ago Congratulations to all the 2013 graduates! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments