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By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City Red Raiders girls basketball team notched its 12th straight win Thursday night, defeating the visiting Absegami Braves, 41-25.The win brings the Red Raiders record to 13-5, while Absegami drops to 12-5. Ocean City is currently sitting in first place in conference play with a record of 10-0.Seniors Delaney Lappin and Emma Finnegan and sophomore Marin Panico each scored 10 points to lead the Red Raiders. Haleigh Schafer of Absegami topped all scorers with 14 points.Ocean City struggled early in the game, getting off to a slow start due in part to missing some outside shots and not finding an offensive rhythm. The Braves were equally as slow to start, with the first quarter ending 9-5 in Ocean City’s favor.Ocean City uses its pressure defense to trap Absegami in the corner.As the second quarter got underway, the Raiders stepped up their defensive pressure, creating chaos for Absegami to try to work through. Ocean City was dominant with a high-pressure trapping defense, which allowed Lappin to steal the ball and give her team the lead 19-12 going into halftime.Absegami came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, cutting Ocean City’s lead down to three points with under three minutes to play, but the Raiders were not about to hand over the game to the Braves.The Raiders picked up the intensity and were able to convert some big shots in the final two minutes of the quarter to extend their lead back up to seven before the final eight minutes of play.Ocean City rallied big in the fourth quarter, limiting the Braves to only four points – two free throws and a basket. On the offensive end, the Red Raiders were able to drain 13 points in their largest scoring quarter of the game.Lappin had seven of her 10 points in the final eight minutes of play, propelling the Raiders to victory.Red Raider Marin Panico puts up a jumper on her way to scoring 10 points.Ocean City Head Coach Paul Baruffi said he was proud of the grit and the effort his team showed against Absegami.“We take it one game at a time, because it’s what we have to do. We have to keep grinding, keep playing,” Baruffi said. “Basketball is a game of runs, and it can change instantly.”“(You) can’t get too over-excited when you are playing well or when you are struggling,” he added. “We have to keep our composure, and we were able to do that tonight.”The Raiders are back in action Saturday afternoon as they host non-conference foe Raritan in a 3:15 p.m. tip-off.Emma Finnegan with the bucket for Ocean City. Ocean City’s Delaney Lappin, who scored 10 points, looks for a teammate in transition.
After several months of planning, renovations and setbacks, the LaFortune Student Center computer cluster, a popular workspace for students, reopened this week.Some of the most notable renovations to the space include new carpet and color scheme.“The new wall colors are calming and less depressing,” sophomore Carlos Zarazua said. “It should be better for stressful last minute studying and working on projects.”LaFortune’s computer cluster had not been updated in 18 years, Brian Burchett, manager of Classroom and Cluster Services for the Office of Information and Technology, said in a Feb. 16 Observer article. In addition to a general remodeling of the outdated room, the layout was overhauled to reflect the transition from students using University-provided communal computers to personal laptops.The change meant fewer actual computers, allowing for more open workspace, as well as two group study rooms, resulting in a layout more conducive to group work.“I really like how it’s so open now. I liked when there were more computers but the open space more than makes up for it,” Zarazua said. “I guess it makes sense, as most people have laptops now anyway.”The plans for the project began in spring 2008 but were not funded until recently. The first expected completion date was Feb. 1, and a more recent report indicated students could expect access to the cluster by the first week of March, in time for midterms.Delays with some of the materials for the project postponed the finishing of trim work and furniture delivery, pushing back the completion of the cluster significantly.“One of the things that delayed the project was getting the carpet from the manufacturer,” Burchett said. “It wasn’t really the fault of anyone at Notre Dame … the carpet manufacturer just had a later delivery than we thought.”Burchett said students were helpful in the renovation process, and he hopes to bring students in on future projects.
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A new brand was what home décor retailer At Home thought would propel them out of their rut of failure. After spending more than $20 million on a new name, a new logo, and new store layouts in 2014, they realized that wasn’t all they needed. “We had jaded workers who’d been with the old regime,” Valerie Davisson, Chief People Officer of At Home noted in a recent interview. It was so bad, that they were turning over their frontline staff four times a year.Several years later, At Home is a different company. Sales are up, and there’s more consistency among the frontline staff. So what changed, besides the name and look? They started investing in their employees. They ditched the corny outdated training videos and implemented a personalized gamified learning app. At Home staff can now spend 10 minutes every shift learning about everything from new product lines to how to spot counterfeit money.If you have a younger staff than you did a few years ago, listen up. 93 percent of Millennials crave learning opportunities, but only 39 percent say they’ve had a chance to learn something that will help them do their job better in the past 30 days. There’s one more thing you should know: 87 percent of those Millennials surveyed look at the potential to grow (not be promoted) as an important factor in their job search. That’s more than either Gen Xers and Boomers! continue reading »