Notre Dame’s 27-3 win over Army was the first football game to be played in the new Yankee Stadium and the first time the Irish have visited New York City in 41 years. Back home in South Bend, students couldn’t be happier with the outcome. “It was a great crowd of people overall. It was one of the few times people in the city would actually talk to each other in the street,” Cancro said. “It was a great sense of camaraderie.” “It was nice to finally win in green,” Underhill said. Junior Julia Cancro, a New York native, headed home with friends to watch the game. “I though the game was absolutely amazing,” freshman Vincent Lynch said. “It looks like Kelly’s finally lit a fire under the team. “ “Even though it wasn’t the old Yankee Stadium, it was still the tradition and history of the Yankees,” he said. Some students said they were impressed with how both the defense and the offense played Saturday. Students watching from home could also feel the difference from playing the game here at Notre Dame Stadium or at another college football stadium. Sophomore Josh Underhill said he was impressed with freshman quarterback Tommy Rees’ performance. Rees completed 13 passes for 214 yards and one touchdown in his second career start. Even though football was the main attraction, some students said they found Notre Dame didn’t just dominate in Yankee Stadium — they took over the whole city. “It was great to win on such a big stage,” sophomore Mike Nolte said. With two wins in so many weeks and bowl eligibility, Lynch said he is excited for next week’s game against the University of Southern California (USC). While the environment was different because the game was held in a baseball stadium and a big city, Cancro said the game felt the same. “Notre Dame fans are Notre Dame fans everywhere they go,” she said. Senior Alex Buell said he loved the whole experience and tradition of playing and visiting New York City. Some fans said they worried about the outcome because Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced the team would wear green jerseys, which many feel are bad luck. When the Irish wore green in the 1995 Fiesta Bowl and again in the 1999 Gator Bowl, they lost. “The concert in Times Square was amazing,” sophomore Julie Novak said. “So many people were there, some not even Notre Dame fans. It was just awesome to have all these people cheering for us.” “It was great to tour the city with my friends.” Cancro said. “It was nice to see the city transform into one big ND event.” The band plays in front of large crowds in South Bend for every home game, but this crowd was especially great, Cancro said. “The fact that we’ve held two opponents to six points two weeks in a row is awesome,” Lynch said. While the football team took center stage, the band also traveled to New York City and preformed at the game, as well as a pep rally at Lincoln Center and a concert in Time Square. “I think we have a chance next week, especially with [USC quarterback Matt] Barkley hurt,” Lynch said.
Share Share Tweet Dr. Alwin Bully, Artistic Director of the Caribbean Theatre Network.Caribbean Theatre Network brings back to the Dominican public for one night only David Heron’s controversial play ECSTASY. This play which was performed to enthusiastic houses for three nights in December will be on stage at the Arawak House of Culture at 8pm on Sunday January 29, 2012. Written for mature audiences by acclaimed Jamaican playwright, David Heron, ECSTASY explores the sensitive issues of class, colour and sex as people try to find their place in a Caribbean society whose value systems are often based on family background, home address, workplace and what car they drive.The play makes those points so excitingly clear that it has audiences offering advice to the characters as it clashes the vibrant and popular Dancehall ghetto culture against the power and prejudices of Jamaica’s uptown sector with its set ways, unwritten rules and clear behavioural expectations. So when Jewel Brown, played by Marja “Lady Star”Jeffers, a sexy and ambitious Dance Hall Queen from the under-belly of one of Kingston’s meanest ghettos meets Richard Foster, played by Daryl Bobb, an over-protected rich boy in search of himself, the situation explodes taking the audience with it and, making ECSTASY one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking plays to hit the Dominican theatre scene in many years.This Dominican production also stars top ranking Radio personality and Entertainment Manager Miguel Labadie, Courts dynamic Marketing Manager Letricia Cadette, and thrilling new-comers Justina Worrell and Leyona John.Stage Management is by Gloria Augustus and Curtis Clarendon while set design is by Alwin Bully, Props by Sonia Riviere and Costume coordination by Claudia Henderson. Tickets are available at Bull’s Eye Pharmacy and Depex Color Lab.Press ReleaseCaribbean Theatre Network Sharing is caring! 16 Views no discussions LocalNews “ECSTASY” Back For One Night Only by: – January 25, 2012 Share