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Saint Mary’s speaker addresses intimacy and dating

first_imgKerry Cronin, the associate director of The Lonergan Institute at Boston College, spoke at Saint Mary’s on Monday about the search for the other and the meaning of intimacy.Cronin said that she was invited to Saint Mary’s to speak about sexuality in the dating and hookup culture on college campuses nationwide, through a Catholic lense.Cronin said she sends her own students on dating assignments and uses the assignments as practices of intimacy and vulnerability then asks them to write reflections about their experience. “Within the reflections, there were really important themes about intimacy; however, there tended to be a bit of a gender divide,” Cronin said. Cronin said that when it comes to being intimate, it can be challenging. She said the reflections she received were full of regret for not being more open when they had the opportunity to create intimacy.“We have very few ideas about how to go about finding intimacy,” Cronin said.Even though it can be hard to find, Cronin said people have examples of intimacy within relationships throughout their lives in their relationships with family, friends, significant others and God.Cronin said she defines intimacy as a certain type of closeness between two people in any relationship.  “Intimacy is a type of closeness in which much of ourselves, both hidden and not, are clearly expressed and are received by another person,” she said. “It is where many parts of ourselves are being seen and are allowed to be articulated and valued.”Cronin said people also must treat the other person the same way in order for intimacy to come about. “We must be where we can see, allow and value all parts of the other,” she said. “What is stopping us from intimacy is our inability to let the other person be other.”In order to achieve full intimacy, Cronin said that we must be aware of the high and low frequencies of intimacy. High frequency is the fast paced, new intimacy that overlooks the flaws and annoyances of a person one loves. She said the low frequency intimacy comes when everything has calmed down and a person sees the flaws of the other but loves them anyway.“American culture makes us addicts of intensity: We only want the rush of intensity,” she said. “[However,] intimacy often has long stretches of road.”Cronin said that intimacy is possible to achieve with anyone if people open their eyes to others.“Intimacy is the ability to see who is right in front of us and to let ourselves be seen.”Tags: intimacy, love, relationships, SMClast_img read more

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Q&A: N.C. State beat writer from The News & Observer talks Syracuse-Wolfpack

first_imgSyracuse (3-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) faces North Carolina State (4-4, 0-4) at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The Daily Orange spoke with Wolfpack beat reporter Joe Giglio, via email, to gain some insight on N.C. State.The Daily Orange: About a month ago, it took a 17-point comeback from then-No. 1 Florida State to beat N.C. State. The Wolfpack has lost every game since. What happened?Joe Giglio: A couple of things: N.C. State’s defense has struggled and did even when it was winning in the early games.Junior quarterback Jacoby Brissett hasn’t been as sharp against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents as he was early in the season and even in the loss to FSU.The ACC schedule was front-loaded with FSU, Clemson, Louisville and Boston College. You could make an argument those are the four best teams in the ACC.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Is it really just a matter of the team having played a weak nonconference schedule and getting burned against for it ACC opponents?J.G.: Georgia Southern and Old Dominion have no name recognition or tradition but they’re not bad teams. South Florida was bad and Presbyterian is not good.To go from that to FSU-Clemson was a difficult transition. Interesting, though, N.C. State will be the only ACC team that plays FSU with quarterback Jameis Winston, Clemson with quarterback Deshaun Watson and Louisville with receiver DeVante Parker.D.O.: Jacoby Brissett is what you would call a mobile quarterback, but most signal callers have to be now. For those that haven’t seen him, what kind of threat does he pose?J.G.: He’s better when he stays in the pocket. He’s a good athlete and can run but he’s not a runner, per se.D.O.: The Syracuse defense hasn’t been beat for many big plays this season. Who’s most likely to do it from N.C. State?J.G.: Home runs aren’t exactly N.C. State’s strength. Their offense has been most effective when it can run the ball and when Brissett has time. Tight end David J. Grinnage has been the best scoring threat recently with three touchdowns in the past two games.D.O.: And finally, do you have a prediction?J.G.: N.C. State’s Atlantic Division road record is 2-23 but this is a great spot on the schedule. N.C. State wins, 27-17. Comments Published on October 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Ndamukong Suh doesn’t care about his bad reputation

first_img Rob Gronkowski has no intention of coming out of retirement Ndamukong Suh isn’t bothered by the fact that he’s earned a bad rap as one of the dirtiest players in the NFL.While speaking Friday at his introductory press conference in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers defensive tackle said his reputation has become “irrelevant” to his life but he still believes people should get to know him before passing judgment. “Before you pass judgment on somebody, I always take the time to get to know them either having coffee with them or whatever it may be, and then be able to go from there,” Suh said, via the team’s official website. “I think when people have seen lists of me as you mentioned, it’s been in a negative light rather than a positive light and that’s due to outlets of media, social media, whatever it may be.”I can deal with that because I know who I am as a person, I know who my parents are, the kind of child they brought up, and it’s irrelevant in my life. I think the people that know me the best see me always in a good light, see the troubles and tribulations I’ve gone through as any human being goes through in their life.” Related News Lions running back C.J. Anderson found his fit in Detroit Packers coach Matt LaFleur throws out first pitch at charity game in walking boot Suh, 32, was selected by the Lions with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft and remained in Detroit until he signed a six-year contract worth $114 million with the Dolphins in March 2015.He was released by Miami last March and signed a one-year deal with the Rams shortly after getting cut, racking up 59 tackles and 4.5 sacks during the regular season.Suh added 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the playoffs before Los Angeles fell to New England in Super Bowl 53. As for remaining on the so-called list of dirty players around the league, Suh is willing to just let his stats speak for themselves.”Being on a list is good and bad, whatever you want to continue to look at it as,” Suh said. “But I’ve been very lucky and very blessed in this league to play at a high level, and I want to continue to do that.”last_img read more

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