3 Up, 3 Down: October 13 Edition

By Thomas Daly

3 Up:


The Beginning of the End…

The college process sneaks up on students quickly, as seniors are speaking from a place of experience when they tell juniors that attendance at the presentation by the Guidance Department on Tuesday (10/17) is an extremely good decision. Students who are able to start visiting colleges and taking tests during junior year tend to have a great head start on the long and stressful process of choosing a college.


Crossing the Finish Line

Next Wednesday (10/18), Chaminade’s cross country teams will be participating in their first championship meet of the season. This races will take place at Sunken Meadow from about 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with all divisions in action. Stop by to cheer on Chaminade’s fastest – Go Flyers!


Getting Their Fill

Seniors will have the opportunity to attend their last evening of recollection when Hunger takes place on Thursday (10/19) from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. Seniors will start the evening with a delicious steak dinner in the courtyard. After dinner, the class will move into Hearst Auditorium for various religious and reflection activities, including a talk by Mr. Matthew Chicavich ’98.


3 Down:


Varsity Soccer Tops St. John the Baptist

Yesterday (10/12), the varsity soccer team took on St. John the Baptist in a road match in West Islip. The Flyers did everything the U.S. men’s national team couldn’t this week as they topped the Cougars by a score of 2-0. Timothy de Meij ‘18 and Ben Szemereyni ‘17 were the Chaminade goal scorers. Roll Flyers!


Always in Our Hearts

The Chaminade family gathered in the Activity Athletic Center yesterday (10/12) to honor those Chaminade men who have sacrificed their lives for our country. These are our gold stars, and many of their families joined our student body as we remembered their courageous acts. A Marine Color Guard procession began the Mass, with a Chaminade bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace” as the color guard marched up the aisle. The serious tone and rapt attention of students in the building were palpable and highly respectful to the gold stars and their families, both forever our heroes.


Wise Fools Show Spirit

Today (10/13) sophomores enjoyed a special day outside the classroom. Still required to report to school by 8:05 a.m., the class was without jacket, tie, or any similar formal dress as they played games like dodgeball, handball, and ultimate frisbee. Along with the field events, there was a faith talk given in Hearst Auditorium given by Frazier Kinsley ’13. Also, Mr. Terzulli presented a spirited talk to the sophomores about their enthusiasm for Chaminade. The day continued with free “spicy” chicken heroes and sodas with real sugar! The afternoon tug-of-war contest was the most talked-about event, as usual, and afterward, Eucharistic Adoration was celebrated in Darby Auditorium as Mr. Christopher Lynch ’82 addressed the sophomores.