Keough Hall implements dorm-wide events, improves community

first_img“Brothers. Scholars. Champions.” is the motto that unites the men of Keough Hall — whether it be through section sports, bringing kangaroos to campus, or attending mass together.Located on West Quad since 1996, the men of Keough Hall — also known as the “Roos”, after their kangaroo mascot — seek to create an inclusive and strong community among their 277 residents.“My favorite thing about Keough Hall is the section culture, because it is a really big dorm but there’s that 35-40 guys who you’re super close with. You do everything together. You get meals with them, you play sections sports together and the section culture is a really great way to make a big dorm feel like a small community,” Hammad Choudhury, sophomore and a vice president-elect for Keough Hall, said.Some sections in Keough compete against each other in section sports such as football in the fall and basketball in the winter and spring, catch up with each other at section dinners on Sunday nights and hang out in their section lounges — all of which is part of the community they have built.“It’s [section lounges] not the best place to do work, but it’s a good place to sort of wind down and talk to your friends. It’s always central in the section so if someone’s just walking through, it’s easy to have a conversation,” Nick Schleith, junior and current hall president, said.“I came from a school that had big dorms without a lot of culture,so coming into Keough with the dorm masses and the distinct section cultures was a big change but a welcome one,” Chris Torsell, sophomore and a transfer student, said. “[Keough’s dorm culture] really varies from section to section. I’ve only had half a semester to figure it out … I think it’s just a lot of guys who like to have fun, who don’t care much about privacy. Everyone goes into everyone’s rooms without knocking, which I appreciate. It’s a good culture.”Next year’s hall president, sophomore Dylan Fritz, attributes a large part of this success to Keough’s history of strong rectors. Keough has a new rector this year, Deacon Brogan Ryan, who became the rector of Keough Hall this year after serving as assistant rector last year.“Deacon Brogan has done a great job with that [the transition] … That really helps the dorm as well as having someone that is there for you,” Fritz said.“He loves the community and I think we all know that too … It really feels like the same Keough that it was last year, and it’s all credit to him, I think. He gets to know all of the freshmen and continues to develop relationships with all of the Keough guys that lived in the hall last year,” Schleith said.This year, Keough’s hall government has implemented new programming that focused more on dorm-wide interactions rather than just section-wide interactions. For instance, Schleith said they have started Keough Thursdays, hoping to engage more residents by hosting things like video game tournaments or a game watch for the first Thursday night football game of the year. Keough also organized a multicultural potluck.“The guys from the dorm came together and cooked foods that they traditionally grew up with and then the whole dorm came together to eat it. I think we had about 100 guys at that,” Choudhury said.Fritz wants to expand on these efforts next year. One of his ideas is a Keough mentorship program that would pair underclassmen with an upperclassmen mentor for career and academic advice.“That way they have a familiar face, someone that’s a friend. It’s not just some random person on campus there for them,” Fritz said.One campus-wide event that Keough hosts annually is the Keough Chariot race. Featuring handmade chariots and live kangaroos, the event typically draws around 300 people. The money raised at the event goes towards a Holy Cross mission in Kitete,Tanzania. Keough also sometimes sends a resident to the site.This year, Keough is also reviving Aussie Fest for campus.“We’re starting an event that used to happen about six or seven years ago called Aussie Fest. It was just a huge cookout that we used to do with O’Neill,” Schleith said.It will be held this year in the area between the Keough and O’Neill courtyards on Saturday. The event will have yard games as well as a petting zoo including a kangaroo, a yak and a tortoise. The animals come from an exotic animal petting zoo in Ohio, Schleith said.“Since we weren’t able to have the petting zoo with the kangaroos in the fall for the original chariot race because it got rained out, we’re going to bring it back for this event,” Schleith said.Schleith said that while their location on West Quad can sometimes make them feel separated from the larger campus community, they still “have a lot of special traditions and really great community within the dorm that separates us from a lot of other halls.”Or as Torsell puts it, “Go Roos.”Tags: brotherhood, dorm features, dorm life, Keough Halllast_img read more

NLCS photos: Los Angeles Dodgers host Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3

first_imgPhotos from the National League Championship Series Game 3 as the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Milwaukee Brewers (series tied 1-1) in Dodger Stadium, 4:39 p.m. start on Monday, Oct. 15.See live updates here.PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Danny Lehmann strikes out to end the game in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig can’t reach a 2-run homer hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)A military jet flies over Dodger Stadium before the start of game three of the National League Championship Series in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA military jet flies over the pregame ceremony of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Andre Ethier throws the ceremonial first pitch before game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws in the 1st inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich slides safe at home past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler reacts after giving up an RBI double in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich slides safe at home past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun reacts as he hits an RBI double in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates hitting a double in the second inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado is forced out at second bay by Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia in the second inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler reacts after striking out with bases loaded in the second inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado gets the first hit of the game for the Dodgers of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a double in the 2nd inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger catches a line drive in the 3rd inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw at first base in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin smiles after getting the final out in the third inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia forces out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado at second base in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia forces out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado at second base in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Umpires put headphones on as a play is being reviewed in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado looks on after being called out in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger heads past manager Dave Roberts as he heads back to the dugout after being called out in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz chats with starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin as a play is being reviewed in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal hits a double in the fifth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal doubles in the in the fifth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw slides safe at third with a triple as Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado waits for the throw in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw is congratulated after scoring on a wild pitch in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger slams into the center field wall trying to catch a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw for a triple in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers bench looks on in the sixth inning after a Brewers run scored of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger slams into the wall and missing the catch in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger slams into the center field wall trying to catch a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw for a triple in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler talks to his teammates after giving up a triple in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner reached second base on an error on this at bat in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after striking out with a runner on base in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia, right, celebrates with Erik Kratz after hitting a 2-run home run in the 7th inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia celebrates his 2-run homer in the 7th inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia, left, celebrates his 2-run homer with Milwaukee Brewers’ Erik Kratzin the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez flips his bat after striking out in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)From left, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, Joc Pederson and Manny Machado watch from the dugout in the eighth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler gives up a 2-run homer to Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler gives up a 2-run homer to Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood pitches in relief in the eighth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee fans celebrate as a Dodgers fan comes up with the home-run ball hit by Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers as Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after the two-run shot in the seventh inning in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates with Erik Kratz #15 after his two-run home run in the seventh inning off of starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers rounds the bases past starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after his two-run home run in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t make the catch on this seventh inning him run by Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans show their love for Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers after he made a catch in the outfield against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out at first to end the first inning as Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers makes the catch in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)A military plane flies over fans before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans cheer before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers are introduced before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodger fans listen to the National Anthem before the start of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp reacts after striking out to end the eighth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)in the xxx inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is caught stealing second by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is caught stealing second by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner gets a single in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Travis Shaw falls into the stands while chasing a pop fly in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado pumps up the crowd after hitting a double in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slams his bat down after flying out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slams his bat down after flying out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slams his bat down after flying out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal slams his bat to the ground after striking out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Danny Lehmann strikes out to end the game in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig can’t reach a 2-run homer hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 69Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig can’t reach a 2-run homer hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Expand Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more