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Will Mahone arrested, suspended with felony charges

| Monday, June 16, 2014

After two seasons of limited play due to injuries, junior wide receiver Will Mahone is facing yet another restriction on his playing time — disciplinary action. Monday, Irish coach Brian Kelly suspended Mahone indefinitely following Mahone’s arrest Sunday in Ohio on five charges, according to an announcement from sports read more

Graduates to serve in under-resourced schools

Graduates to serve in under-resourced schools

| Friday, May 16, 2014

With senior year at a close, students are combining final celebrations with preparations for upcoming employment, graduate schools and volunteer positions. This year, 95 recent college graduates will venture to more than 35 cities across the nation to take on full-time teaching positions through the Alliance for Catholic Education read more

SMC switches to eco-friendly graduation gowns

| Friday, May 16, 2014

In 2010, a commencement speech by marine biologist Sylvia Earle inspired the use of environmentally-friendly graduation caps and gowns. More eco-friendly adjustments will be incorporated into this year’s Saint Mary’s class regalia, executive assistant to the president Susan Dampeer said.  “We are very pleased with the new robes and read more

Drum majors reflect on time with band

Drum majors reflect on time with band

| Friday, May 16, 2014

After three short whistle blasts, six white-gloved hands flash through the air, transforming the organized chaos of a 380-member band practice into a harmonious swell of chromatic scales. These are the same white gloves that twirl thick, elongated batons called maces and conduct the nation’s oldest university marching band read more