Choosing a career path while in college is difficult, but before 2007 SMC alumna Lindsey Anderson could make that decision she needed to choose between her twin passions, biology and music. Anderson said she began her time at Saint Mary’s College believing she would one day become a neurosurgeon with her biology degree. Instead, she is now a mezzo-soprano opera singer with a Master’s degree in Music (Vocal Performance) from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a bachelor’s degree in music from Saint Mary’s. “I sang for the latter half of my senior year of high school in the choir for fun. I really couldn’t read music, but my parents always played classical music, so it was in my ear, I guess. I always had a healthy appreciation for the classical realm of music,” Anderson said. “I was always a science geek, so that’s what I had planned to do. I had a plan. I think I was in fourth grade when I said I wanted to be a neurosurgeon when I grew up.” Upon arriving at the College, Anderson took the pre-med route, a choice that she said she thoroughly enjoyed at first. Soon after, Anderson said she found herself wanting to be a part of the choir at the College. “I had wanted to try out for the Saint Mary’s choir since I had been in my high school’s choir,” Anderson said. “It ended up being a fit after I auditioned. I credit Dr. Nancy Menk for turning me to music. She encouraged me and told me that I should be a music major. Without her, I don’t think that I’d be an opera singer today. I am so thankful for her.” Anderson tried being a double major between biology and music at first, however, she found it difficult once her interests became more music-centered rather than pre-med, she said. “It did not work. It was because I was trying to balance the two and was giving all of the energy and work to music which told me that was what I wanted to do,” Anderson said. “I just got this opera bug and I would go to Moreau and check out almost all of the operas that we had and just listen to them. I loved them. I listen to opera every morning while drinking my coffee. It just excites me.” After graduation, Anderson had a lot of catching up to do since she only had about three and a half years of vocal study under her belt at the time of graduation. “The amount of vocal study I had up to that point was really not much compared to the people who have been singing since they were 12,” Anderson said. “I was auditioning for graduate schools and it is so different for applying. You don’t go and take tests and write essays, you go and sing songs and audition at all of these schools. I was still in my major- stage fright phase, but I was very well prepared.” Anderson received many acceptance letters to graduate schools, however, she ended up choosing to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music, a choice she said she believes was the right one. “I met some of my life-long operatic friends there. I think it was a very good decision for me to go there. I had a great teacher,” Anderson said. “We had what was called ‘Opera Workshop’ which prepares you for the business of opera for music majors like how to get auditions in the real world, getting an agent, business stuff like that.” After receiving her master’s degree, Anderson continued on to train as a young artist with Opera Western Reserve and attended such training programs as Bay Area Summer Opera Theater in San Francisco and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. “More recently, I have worked with Opera Fayetteville and Opera North,” Anderson said. “I have been gaining bigger roles even more recently. Just this past two years I have been singing leading lady roles. It takes time, with the type of voice I have, to mature.” As for any advice she has for the current music majors at Saint Mary’s, Anderson stresses that singing is a personal art form and students must always be passionate about their singing to succeed. “You have to love the art that you create and if you love it, other people will it too because they will sense the joy that you put into it,” Anderson said. “The biggest thing is just to love what you do. If you love it and you enjoy it, that’s all that matters.
The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Wisconsin in Ohio Stadium by 18 points, 31-13, but it didn’t come by any expected or usual means.With about half of the points coming from the defense, Brandon Saine starting at running back and quarterback Terrelle Pryor clearly off his game, OSU’s offense was a bit of a mystery.Kurt Coleman makes dramatic return from suspensionThe first quarter of play on Saturday was mostly a battle of the punters until about 12 minutes in, when senior safety Kurt Coleman intercepted Wisconsin’s quarterback Scott Tolzien and returned it 89 yards to the end zone to put the Bucks up 7-0.“It really started with the [defensive] line,” Coleman said. “I knew they had a great rush, which is why they kind of forced the high throw on the wide receiver. It was just an easy pick for me. I just was standing right there, happened to be in the right spot and I had great blockers.“My team led me all the way down the field. I did the easy part, they did all the work, so I give all the credit to them.”Coleman said that missing Ohio State’s game against Indiana was one of the toughest things he has had to do in his time on the team.“I learned: Don’t hit the QB helmet to helmet,” Coleman said laughing, as he continued to say that it was great to be able to help his team as much as he did after the week off. Ray Small finally gets that touchdownWith 10 minutes left in the third quarter, Ray Small finally had his chance to shine after a long, controversial career at Ohio State.Just after Wisconsin made good on a 46-yard field goal, the senior receiver fielded the ensuing kickoff at the 4-yard line and dodged past the Badgers for a 96-yard touchdown run.Throughout his rocky career, Small has always been heralded as the possible follow-up to Ted Ginn Jr. Looking like the former OSU star returner more than ever on Saturday, Small said that he didn’t want to be compared.“That’s all I hear, you’re just like Ginn, you just like Ted Ginn,” Small said. “Which is not a bad thing at all, I look at Ted Ginn like an older brother. I talk to him every day. But I’m Ray Small and any play that I make is because I’m Ray Small.”Coach Jim Tressel said that he was very pleased with Small’s performance Saturday and said that he had teased Small in the locker room about finally getting a touchdown.“It was almost like he was shot out of a gun,” Tressel said. “I saw him take that thing and he downshifted and he was gone.”Offense’s performance was offensiveWith two touchdowns coming off defensive interceptions and a third from Small’s return, the offensive unit contributed very little to OSU’s victory.Wisconsin had 22 first downs; OSU had eight. The Badgers doubled the Buckeyes in offensive yards, 368 to 184. Wisconsin held the ball for 43 minutes out of the total 60 minutes of play. They had 89 plays, while Ohio State had only 40.“They had a safety on us the whole time, and they really shut down the run a lot,” said Saine, sophomore running back.The only time that the offense did look decent was for a minute and 12 seconds just before the second half, when sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor led an 88-yard drive that culminated in a 32-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver DeVier Posey in the corner of the end zone, putting the Buckeyes up 21-13.Tressel said that he will be evaluating the offense as a whole after today’s performance, despite the limited number of plays to look at.“You evaluate every play,” Tressel said. “We had 40 plays. Typically you might have 70, but you evaluate those 40 plays and what occurred within each of them and I think you do it within the confines of what was going on in the game.”Performance at running back not as expected on both sides of the ballWith Saine getting the start over sophomore Dan “Boom” Herron for the second game in a row, The ‘Shoe got a taste of what the sophomore is capable of in the leading role.“I felt like if I was in there,” Saine said, “I was ready to go.”Saine went for 55 yards on 14 carries.Herron, who had two carries for eight yards, went down with a sprained ankle with 13 minutes left in the second quarter.Badgers’ running back John Clay went for 59 yards on 20 carries, with a long run of eight yards.Clay put up 184 yards last weekend against Minnesota and 142 yards against Michigan State before that.“It built our confidence being able to stop him,” junior linebacker Brian Rolle said. “I noticed the first couple plays they threw the ball, so I was confused and wondered when they were going to run it. But I feel like we did a great job today.”Terrelle Pryor continues to put up question marks instead of good numbersPryor had five completions in 13 attempts Saturday against Wisconsin and threw an interception that led to Wisconsin’s only touchdown, scored on a faked field goal attempt.Pryor’s longest completion was the touchdown pass to Posey. He finished with only 87 passing yards, compared to Tolzien, who completed 27 passes for 250 yards.Tressel said that he doesn’t give much credence to what critics have been saying about Pryor’s recent poor performance.“I go back to that last drive of the first half, and he was storming down the field whether it was run, pass or whatever, and what we need to do is do that every drive, I guess,” Tressel said.Defense continues to impress under veteran leadershipSpending over two-thirds of the game on the field, Ohio State’s defense never stopped pursuing the Badgers with 100 percent effort.OSU sacked Tolzien six times over for a loss of 39 yards. Tolzien had only been sacked twice before entering Saturday’s game.“Our defensive staff got it schemed up well, and our defensive players executed and played a lot of plays,” Tressel said.Coleman said that he was very happy with the way that the defense played.“I’m just so excited. It was so much fun out there, and I think we brought it for the whole game, and that’s what we have to do,” Coleman said. “We were ready to rise to the challenge because we knew it was going to be a physical game.” read more
Arsenal manager Unai Emery praised both Mesut Ozil and Alexander Lacazette for their contribution in the 3-2 Premier League win over Cardiff City on Sunday.Ozil’s place in the Arsenal squad under Emery has was in doubt considering the demands of the new Gunners boss.However, Ozil played 84 minutes of the victory in Wales and was praised by his manager afterward.Emery said: “Ozil, with his quality, I think we need him to give us his moments in the match.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“In the second half he played a good match, he worked every minute he was on the pitch. Maybe in the second half, with his position on the pitch, I think he feels better.”It was a hard-fought win for Arsenal, who were twice pegged back by their newly promoted opponents before Alexander Lacazette’s powerful winner in the final 10 minutes.Asked about Lacazette’s performance, Emery said: “I’m very pleased. ‘I spoke with him because I know him at Lyon. I know he has a big capacity to score in the box and when the team gives him good options.“He has good data to score and today he showed us. It’s good for his confidence.” read more
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club is closing in on the signing of Maryan Shved from Karpaty Lviv.The Scottish champions are set to sign the Ukrainian winger but Rodgers made it clear that the player wasn’t for the first team because he didn’t want another winger.“I can’t say I know a great deal about him but what I have seen he is a talent and something that will probably benefit the club in the future,” Rodgers said, according to stv.“We have got about a million wingers, we don’t need another one.”“The club have been in contact with his representatives and he is a player for the future.”Match Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“He is a talented young player. I haven’t seen a great deal of him to be honest, it is something that has come to the club through circumstance and he has been watched.”“I think that they will look to get the deal done on him and he will probably be out on loan.” read more
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three people were found dead inside a car parked outside a hotel in Alaska’s largest city. Thim says by email that the deaths may be related to carbon monoxide poisoning or to drugs. The bodies were transported to the state medical examiner’s office for autopsies to determine the cause of the deaths. Anchorage Police Department spokesman MJ Thim (TIM) says a witness spotted the three people apparently passed out in the car and called police. The car was still running. The bodies of two men and a woman were found shortly after 1 a.m. Monday outside the Long House Alaskan Hotel on the west side of Anchorage. read more
That funding goes to support the testing and investigation of previously unsubmitted, untested kits from Alaska State Trooper cases. All 577 viable AST kits have been submitted for analysis; results have been received for 340, and the remaining results are expected to be received by March of 2019. Earlier this year, the Legislature allocated $2.75 million in capital money to DPS to test kits from the other 47 police agencies across the state. In both cases, the Crime Lab is using the funds to have the kits tested as quickly as possible by a private lab, with results returned back to Alaska for analysis and potential entry into CODIS, according to the report from DPS. DPS Commissioner Walt Monegan: “Survivors of sexual assault deserve justice, and our ongoing efforts to test kits are a critical component in ensuring that victims receive that justice. DPS has made great strides to address the backlog of untested, unsubmitted SAKs; with the creation of the SAK website and SAT, we are doubling down on our commitment to secure justice for victims. They deserve no less.” read more