Student Senate had its last meeting of semester on Wednesday evening. Marisa Olsen and Louis Bertolotti, directors of the First Undergratuate Experience in Leadership (FUEL), presented their concerns about the new traditions associated with the Celtic chant during football games.According to Olsen, the freshmen on FUEL are concerned by the “negative representation” of Notre Dame when students chant expletives directed towards Zahm on national television.“The chant does not reflect well on the Catholic University and the strong tradition in faith that we have here,” Bertolotti said. “We are one family and this is something that we can change to better the University.”Olsen and Bertolotti suggested using Frosh-O as a way to change the cheer. FUEL suggests simply teaching different words to chant during the Celtic Chant to avoid cursing at football games.“This isn’t necessarily a tradition as it only began two or three years ago,” Bertolotti said. “But we most definitely want to keep it from becoming a tradition.”The group had mixed opinions about the issue at hand. Michael Wajda, co-chair of Hall President’s Council, said he was totally unaware of the chant and had never heard it been used before. Olsen and Bertolotti encouraged the group to step up and make this change happen.“We want you as student leaders to project the changes to the student body to bring us together as a family,” Bertolotti said.Senate also focused on the discussion of student safety on campus. Vidal said during his meeting with local law enforcement on Dec. 10 to discuss off campus safety, the police gave good tips for securing off campus homes during break.“We are going to post a webinar link soon so that students have the opportunity to ask the law enforcement questions live about campus safety,” Vidal said.As the meeting was the last of the semester, Senate plans to continue the 29 for 29 initiative and the discussion about campus safety during the spring semester.
0Shares0000Cesar Noval swaps the surgery for the touchline on Saturday © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Nov 21 – Groundbreaking Spanish surgeon Cesar Noval will set aside the scalpel on Saturday and pick up an assistant referee’s flag to run the line as Eibar host Real Madrid in La LigaNoval made headlines across Spain on Wednesday for carrying out an entire female-male sex change in a single marathon operation for a 29-year-old called “Rafa.” “This is a pioneering operation in the Valencia region aimed at shaping an entire trans man in a single operation,” Noval told a press conference on Tuesday, two months after the surgery.Over 17 hours in Valencia, Noval operated on Rafa’s face and chest and carried out phalloplasty (building a functioning penis).According to the Spanish press, the process of “sexual reassignment” usually takes between two and 10 years in Spain.“The result is a great success,” Noval said.As a sideline Noval is on referee Juan Martinez Munuera’s officiating team in La Liga.“I love it and I’m passionate about it,” Noval said.Noval’s top-level officiating began in a Copa del Rey match between Teruel and Real Union in 2010.In 2016 he ran the line for the first time in La Liga as Gareth Bale scored twice in a 3-0 win for Real Madrid at Real Sociedad.He has also been on duty for Europa League and Champions League qualifiers.This season’s highlight was a goalless draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Madrid derby.“I had the opportunity to be an assistant in Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid and that is a privilege and a unique experience.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more