Students share their experience as twins at Notre Dame

first_imgAs for Connor and Ryan Powers, campus life does not include as many mix-ups — they are fraternal twins. So, although they have the same majors and career aspirations, the two are not identical in appearance.The pair has never spent more than a week apart, Connor and Ryan Powers said.“We’re closer than pretty much any two people could be,” Connor Powers said.While they did not plan on attending the same college, the Powers said the right choice for both of them just happened to be Notre Dame.“Connor has always been the one that likes to match more, clothes or things we do, but as far as I’m concerned we each made our own decision,” Ryan Powers said.Both Ryan and Connor Powers participated in the Appalachia Seminar, worked at Camp Sweeney and studied abroad together in London. The two science business majors also both hope to attend medical school after a gap year working with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.“I always make my class schedule and then Connor texts me ‘okay, what are we taking this semester,’” Ryan Powers said.Although the Powers twins have the same goals for the future, Ryan and Connor said they think it’s unlikely that they will end up with the same Jesuit Volunteer Corps placement or at the same medical school.The Greens, however, are both headed to Chicago and plan on living together. They do not foresee a move apart happening for five to ten years down the line — a move that might be hard considering Connor Green’s philosophy of “you don’t leave the other one, you can’t.”The Greens said they have many memories that prove they both live by such a philosophy.“Freshman year I was super sick at the end of September … I was sitting in bed, watching TV just feeling terrible and I get a knock on my door,” Ryan Green said. “It was Connor [with an Einstein’s bagel] and he was like ‘Hey, I just wanted to drop this off. Hope you’re doing well.’ For me that was huge, having someone to support you in that way so early in school.”Tags: Class of 2019, College experience, Twins In October of their freshman year, twins Connor and Ryan Powers and Connor and Ryan Green initially met due to a set of odd coincidences. The two sets of twins shared the same first names, birth month and future commencement ceremony.Now seniors, both sets of twins are reflecting upon their unique college experience.Not only do the Green twins share identical DNA, but they also share their major, friend group and some extracurriculars too. The pair of computer engineering students did not plan on attending college together. Connor was “dead set” on Northwestern with only two weeks until decision day.“I’m not exactly sure what changed my mind,” Connor Green said. “I just sat and thought about it and ended up here.”Although they are identical twins, Ryan and Connor Green said they have never switched places in class at Notre Dame, despite doing it a couple of times as children.The Greens said they estimate now that it takes two to three weeks to be able to tell them apart. They think they look similar — like brothers would — but no longer view themselves as identical.“I never really believed we could switch places,” Connor Green said.last_img read more

See The Lion King in Paris & More Disney Shows Across the Globe

first_img Tarzan (Hamburg, Germany) Ever wondered what a thunderous jungle cry sounds like in Deutsch? The Phil Collins and David Henry Hwang tuner swung into Hamburg in 2008, starring Anton Zetterholm and Elisabeth Hübert as Tarzan and Jane. The two secured the roles on the German reality competition Ich Tarzan, Du Jane. The Lion King (Paris, France) Pride Rock, meet the Eiffel Tower. The Lion King made its Parisian debut at the Théâtre Mogador in September 2007, where it became the City of Love’s longest-running musical. Take a look; there’s still plenty of Swahili thrown in, but not without some French. Whatever language, those puppets (and that grass on their heads!) are a spectacular sight. The Little Mermaid (Moscow, Russia) Ariel swam over to Moscow’s Rossiya Theatre in 2012 in a revised production adapted from a previous Dutch incarnation, where those rolling shoes were out and some serious updos were in. Here’s Natalia Bystrova showing us what part of Ariel’s world is like fathoms below the Arctic Ocean. Hint: it’s probably cold. Like, really really cold. Aida (Seoul, South Korea) Aida has received three major productions in Seoul, having first premiered in 2005. In the most recent mounting in 2012, pop star and Korean musical theater favorite Sonya took on the role of the enslaved Nubian princess, and belted her freaking face off. A big, flashy Elton John anthem is welcome in any language. In May 2015, Japan will get a taste of “Arabian Nights” when the hit Broadway musical Aladdin heads to Tokyo. In anticipation of the Alan Menken, Tim Rice and Howard Ashman tuner landing its first international production, we’re taking a look back at a few other Broadway hits that have brought Disney magic around the world (it’s a small one, after all). Check out a French king of the jungle, a Russian mermaid and more below! And get ready, because after a premiere in Berlin, a new version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is getting ready to ring in a U.S. debut. Mary Poppins (Reykjavík, Iceland) As it turns out, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” sounds pretty much exactly the same in Icelandic as it does in English. The practically perfect musical premiered in Reykjavik in February 2013 with Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir in the title role. Take a look at the production and step in time, Nordic-style! Beauty and the Beast (Kyoto, Japan) Long before Aladdin’s carpet made plans to fly over to Japan, the dancing dishes and napkins of Disney’s first foray into musical theater crossed the Pacific and played Kyoto. In Japan, it’s quite possible that Belle reads about daring sword fights, magic spells and a prince in disguise down the column from right to left.center_img View Comments ¿Newsies…en español? Not quite the King of New York, but the King of Venezuela doesn’t sound too shabby. While there aren’t plans on the horizon just yet for a non-English language production of Newsies, here’s a bonus. Check out Broadway fan Wilfredo Parra as he belts out “Santa Fe” in Spanish, but not before showing off his collection of Playbills. Aladdin Related Shows from $57.50last_img read more

Walking fourth in Haydock Oaks

first_img The race was dominated by John Gosden, who provided the first two, with Pomology beating stablemate Sultanina. Both fillies were unbeaten going into the race, but all Pomology’s three wins came last season, while Sultanina had not run at two and three yet won both her races this year. The result looked signed and sealed some way out, as Pomology (8-1) was cantering all over the opposition two furlongs from home and eased into the lead before being pushed out by Graham Lee to beat Sultanina by two and a quarter lengths. Gosden said: “She’s a nice filly, she hadn’t been working particularly well but it’s different on the track sometimes. The other filly found the ground a bit sticky for her, they were labouring in it a bit.” Lee, riding his first Group Two winner as a Flat jockey, said: “That was nice. I spoke to Mr Gosden earlier, he told me to ride her as I found her and if the ground was too soft not to be too hard on her on her first run back. “She gave me a great ride, she kept it simple – she jumped, travelled and lengthened. It’s nice to sit on a horse of that calibre.” Johnny Murtagh’s filly We’ll Go Walking put up a gutsy show to finish fourth in the bet365 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock Park. Third in the Warwickshire Oaks at Nottingham on her previous start, the four-year-old was sent off a 20-1 outsider and Shane Kelly set out to make all the running in the Group Two contest. We’ll Go Walking was six lengths clear in mid-race, but she was hauled in coming down the straight and looked as if she would be swamped, but she stuck on gamely and wasn’t far behind last season’s Epsom Oaks winner Talent, the third home, at the line. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

SPARSI Gets to Know the Opponents of the Group Qualification for the Junior Euro league Tournament

first_img(Source: Fena) The basketball players of Sparsi from Sarajevo find out the names of opponents  for the qualification tournament that will be held this year in Rome. Spars successfully performed at the junior Euro league in the season 2011/12 and they were qualified for the final tournament in London.Sparsi, apart from already known rival, the team of Stella Azzura, will play against Virtues from Siena and Bayern from Munich, while in the second group will play Cibona, Cajasol, Armani and Virtus Roma, announced Sparsi.Sparsi will participate at the Euro league tournament qualification from 27-29 December 2013 in Rome and will perform with one of the youngest teams.last_img read more