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Pasadena City College Launches ‘Virtual Club Rush’

first_imgEducation Pasadena City College Launches ‘Virtual Club Rush’ By BRIAN DAY and JOEY REAMS Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 11:59 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Two PCC students pose in front of their club table in this undated photo from a previous year. Image courtesy PCC via FacebookThis is about the time of year Pasadena City College’s club’s traditionally set up dozens of tents to court potential members in the student body. But with the pandemic precluding such a large gathering, PCC is taking its annual club rush online.The Virtual Club Rush website was the brainchild of PCC Associated Students Vice President Christopher Theung, PCC Student Life Advisor Carrie Afuso said. In addition to listing information about clubs, it includes videos produced by many of the campus clubs explaining what their organizations are about.The videos complement a listing of campus organizations maintained online at lancerlife.pasadena.edu.“We typically have Club Rush in person, and it’s a week-long afternoon event. When it’s over, some feel that they have missed the opportunity to meet new clubs,” Theung said. “With our online format, clubs and organizations are available 24-7 for students to peruse and get in touch with. It’s also especially advantageous for students who take classes in the evenings or register later in the semester.”Theung began working on the project in June, once it became apparent large gatherings would not be possible for quite some time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Afuso. More than 500 students generally attend the in-person event each day.“When students log in, they will have the opportunity to meet and get to know the 32 different clubs who participated,” she said.She commended Theung for his work and the school’s Internet technology team.“I cannot emphasize enough the hard work that Chris and our IT department put into this event,” Afuso said. “Technically, this was not an easy project to execute and had never been done before on our campus. Chris worked hard to ensure that all of our clubs could be showcased in the best light, smoothing over many technical barriers. It was something he put a lot of thought into.”The idea was to allow the clubs and their members to share a bit more of themselves than can be done in a printed description, Theung said.“Some schools had a basic list of clubs and others posted links to the clubs’ social media pages, but I wanted something more interactive and personable,” he said. “I figured video is a great way to achieve that.”Despite the pandemic, Theung said he didn’t want fellow students to miss out on an important part of the college experience.“College is also a time of exploration for many students, and learning doesn’t always happen in the classroom,” he said. “Statistically, 30 percent of college students change their majors within their educational journey, including me. I believe that this phenomenon is influenced by meeting new people and experiencing different opportunities, which clubs and organizations are primarily designed for.”Theung thanked PCC staff and administrators for their support in the project.“It’s met and exceeded my vision of connecting students with clubs and organizations, He said. “I’ve got lots of students asking how to join clubs since the launch of our site early this week.”Both Theung and Afuso said they hoped the page would help give a boost to campus clubs.“We will know later in the month if student involvement picks up,” Afuso said. “Of course, we would all love to be back on campus with all of our students, but until it is safe to do so, virtual platforms such as LancerLife and the Virtual club fair help fill the gap.”The Virtual Club Rush can be viewed online at pasadena.edu/campus-life/associated-students/virtual-club-rush.php. 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LIFE Mission Case : Supreme Court Issues Notice On Petition Challenging CBI Investigation

first_imgTop StoriesLIFE Mission Case : Supreme Court Issues Notice On Petition Challenging CBI Investigation LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Jan 2021 12:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a petition filed by the CEO of the LIFE Mission Project of the Kerala Government challenging the Kerala High Court judgment which dismissed the petitions challenging the CBI investigation into corruption allegations and FCRA violations in relation to receipt of foreign donations for constructions houses for the flood victims in the state.A…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a petition filed by the CEO of the LIFE Mission Project of the Kerala Government challenging the Kerala High Court judgment which dismissed the petitions challenging the CBI investigation into corruption allegations and FCRA violations in relation to receipt of foreign donations for constructions houses for the flood victims in the state.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai issued notice to the Union Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation, returnable within four weeks.Senior Advocate K V Vishwanathan, appearing for the LIFE Mission CEO, argued that government projects have exemption under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act. In any case, the LIFE Mission CEO has not received any amounts from the UAE Red Crescent for the project, and the donations were received by the private contractors who were entrusted with the construction work, he submitted. Therefore, the CBI FIR had no basis.Vishwanathan further argued that the CBI investigation in the instant case was contrary to the spirit of federalism. The CBI needs either the sanction of the state government or an order from the High Court to investigate a crime within a state. Here, under the pretext of enquiry under FCRA, the CBI is seeking to undertake a roving investigation into baseless allegations of corruption, with political motivations, argued the senior counsel.”If there is corruption, the vigilance will investigate. If there is cheating, it is for the state police to investigate”, he said. A case under FCRA – which is not applicable to the government agency- cannot be converted into a corruption case to probe into a state’s project, he submitted.He highlighted that the LIFE Mission project was to help people to tide over the heavy losses caused by floods.High Court’s dismissalIt was on January 12 that the the Kerala High Court  dismissed the petitions filed by the CEO of Life Mission Project of Kerala Government and Santhosh Eappen, the MD of the contractor company, challenging the CBI investigation into the case related to alleged corruption and FCRA violations.The HC observed that the modus operandi of the case and the nature of allegations suggested the involvement of higher officials of the government.The Court however held that the criminal liability of the non-political actors in the case cannot be extended to the political executive of the State, just because the crime was done while executing a policy decision of the government.The court explained in the order that the executive of the State consists of the political executive (ministers) and non-political executive(the civil servants). The non-political executive implements the policy decisions taken by the political executive. If criminal misdeeds are done by the non-political executive while implementing a policy decision of the political executive, such criminal liability cannot be extended to the political executive just because the latter took the policy decision.A single bench of Justice P Somarajan observed in the order :”In the instant case, all these mischiefs were done during the implementation of the LIFE mission by permanent members of non-political executive attached to the IAS along with Swapna Suresh, Sandeep Nair and other accused. The mere fact that policy decision was taken by the CM and the ministers or the legislature may not be itself a sufficient ground to extend criminal liability for the wrong done by non -political actors and their allies to the political executive. Therefore criminal liability cannot be extended to political executive merely because they took a policy decision”.On October 13 last year, a bench of Justice V G Arun had passed a stay order in the petition filed by U V Jose, CEO of the LIFE Mission Project, seeking to quash the FIR registered by the central agency alleging violations of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act over the receipt of foreign contributions from the United Arab Emirates for the construction of housing units for the flood victims at a government plot in the Thrissur district. The bench had also considered a petition filed by Santhosh Eappen, the Managing Director of Unitac Ltd, the private builder, who was arrayed as first accused in the CBI FIR.LIFE(Livelihood, Inclusion and Financial Empowerment) Mission’ is a housing project mooted by the Kerala Government for the benefit of the homeless.The issue relates to the project for the construction of 140 housing units in Wadakkanchery in Thrissur district. As per the application filed by the CEO in the HC, in 2019, the ‘Red Crescent Authority’ of the United Arab Emirates offered to sponsor the project and accordingly, a Memorandum of Understanding was entered into that year itself. As per the MoU, the sponsor was to execute the project through independent contractors.Alleging that foreign contributions to the tune of 10 Lakh Arab Emirates Dirham were transferred to the private contractors – Unitac Ltd and Sane Ventures – in violation of FCRA norms, a legislator belonging to the Congress party, Anil Akkara, filed a complaint before the CBI on September 20.Next Storylast_img read more

Makerah George is Miss DSC Mas Jamboree 2012

first_imgLocalNews Makerah George is Miss DSC Mas Jamboree 2012 by: – February 22, 2012 Share 38 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Makerah George Miss DSC Mas Jamboree 2012Makerah George of Castle Comfort has been crowned Miss DSC Mas Jamboree 2012.George defeated six other contestants at the Krazy Kokonuts in Castle Comfort on Friday winning the awards for best creative wear, best evening wear and best talent.The first runner up position was Octavia Prosper who also received two awards for Miss Intelligence and Best in Evening Wear.Second runner up went to Micah Rodney who in the talent segment dressed like three time Calypso Monarch winner Dice and sang his hit song “Send Me”.[nggallery id=143]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

PM Modi tells students what they can learn from Anil Kumble

first_imgImage Courtesy: narendramodi.in/PTIAdvertisement 4u3v4xgNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbqoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5gml28( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9g82saWould you ever consider trying this?😱bmCan your students do this? 🌚fhwackRoller skating! Powered by Firework Back in 2002, the cricketing world saw a miracle happen. India’s iconic bowler Anil Kumble was present at the field in a Test match against West Indies, but with a bandage around his face. Despite the grave injury, the veteran continued to perform on the pitch, setting example for the cricketing fans and future generation of sportsperson to follow. This was the very example India’s Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi used telling students how to deal with exams.Advertisement Image Courtesy: narendramodi.in/PTIOn Monday at ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’, an event where our Honourable PM addressed students about the importance of examinations and how to use the best method for preparation, Anil Kumble’s memorable feat was mentioned.Kumble, who is now working as a coach and commentator past his career days, posted the video of PM Modi’s speech on the incident on his official Twitter handle. The 49 year old added a caption, expressing his gratitude to the PM for mentioning hisname, and also wished good to the students: “Honoured to have been mentioned in #ParikshaPeCharcha2020 Thank you Hon. PM @narendramodi ji. Best wishes to everyone writing their exams.” Check out the clip below-Advertisement Addressing  the students in the event at Gyandeep Global School in Harlalpur, Uttarakhand, PM Modi remembered the Windies Test match, and Kumble’s heroic deed as an example on how to face examinations.“In 2002 we saw the Indian team went to play against West Indies. In that time, our brilliant bowler Anil Kumble was injured from a bouncer, and his whole jaw was broken, alot of bandages were used.”While batting in Antigua, Kumble was hit by the ball, and suffered a jaw fracture. While a surgery was immiment and everyone expected the superstar to be out for the rest of the series, a bandaged Kumble came out of the pavilion and went back onto the field.The PM continued: “Even if he didn’t play, the country wouldn’t have blamed him. But he decided ‘No, I have the courage. Its ok if there is pain,’ but no matter how much bandage was needed, he went back on the field.”Kumble’s miraculous deed didn’t just end there. The spinner continued to bowl for 14 overs, keeping the host batting lineup under pressure. And the moment that turned the match, was him getting the legendary BRian Lara’s wicket, sending him back to the dugout on just 4 runs with an LBW.“And with securing Brian Lara’s wicket, he changed the outcome of the whole match. One man, and this much determination, becomes a big factor for the motivation of others.” PM Modi added.Also read-Anil Kumble takes KXIP reins as head coach for IPL 2020Virat Kohli turns into Santa to give children at shelter home the best X-Mas ever! Advertisementlast_img read more

F2 eyes third straight win, take on dangerous Cocolife

first_imgMALOLOS CITY—Surging F2 Logistics tries to stretch its early run when the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix rolls to Malolos Sports and Convention Center in this historic city.The Cargo Movers clash with Cocolife looking for their third straight win to keep in pace with unbeaten leader Foton (4-0), in a match that follows the doubleheader kickoff between Iriga City and Cignal.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quiban gains share of Resorts World lead View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next F2 Logistics is coming off a morale-boosting win over Petron in four sets last Saturday in Bacolod City before dominating Sta. Lucia Realty in straight sets on Tuesday, sending notice that it is serious in dethroning two-time Grand Prix champion Foton.Head coach Ramil de Jesus, however, said they have to take it one step at a time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We have to be careful because all teams are also preparing,” said de Jesus, who added overcoming Cocolife would not be a walk in the park.Veterans Tina Salak and Michele Gumabao will lead Cocolife. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Boston Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China’s Guo Ailun becomes 1st international athlete to have signature Jordan shoe Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FILE – In this March 8, 2013, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce (34) reacts in overtime during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Boston. The Celtics will retire Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored–the first since 2003. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)BOSTON — The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored — the first since 2003.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pierce was drafted by Boston in 1998 and played 15 seasons for the Celtics. Only John Havlicek played longer in a Celtics uniform. Pierce helped the team win its NBA-record 17th title in 2008 and was named the finals MVP.Pierce is the franchise leader in three-point field goals, free throws and steals and is the Celtics’ No. 2 career scorer with 24,021 points. His number has already been retired by the University of Kansas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

ONE Championship, GAMMA team up to bolster MMA’s Olympics bid

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Sityodtong believes the partnership is necessary for the sport’s continuing progress.“Like me, Alex is also a lifelong martial artist. In the coming days, weeks, months, and year, I encourage martial artists of all backgrounds around the world to unite together to elevate the sport of mixed martial arts together,” Sityodtong shared.GAMMA will also stage its Amateur World Championship in Singapore in November around the same time ONE will be holding a blockbuster event also in Singapore.“I am personally thrilled to invest in the sport of mixed martial arts at the amateur level, and grow the entire sport in the right way.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments The tie-up is in line with ONE’s commitment to developing strong amateur foundation for mixed martial arts as the sport hopes to finally gain recognition as an Olympic sport.“I am excited to announce that ONE Championship has partnered with the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), the independent governing body for the sport of mixed martial arts worldwide, with a seven figure, multiyear partnership to elevate the sport of mixed martial arts and prepare it for entry into the Olympics,” said SityodtongFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“ONE Championship and GAMMA share the authentic martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion in the same spirit of the Olympics,” he added.Headed by president Alex Engelhardt, GAMMA, a non-profit organization, was established last year and now has the membership of over 60 national federations from all over the world. Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to Champions League semifinal Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Aiming to strengthen mixed martial arts on the amateur and grassroots level, ONE Championship has partnered with independent governing body Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA).ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the news on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

None for Bihars drying rivers

first_imgEnvironmentalists are shocked over the drying rivers of Bihar failing to get the attention of political parties even during election time. According to officials, there were once some 600 river streams in Bihar which nursed its human population. But now, most of them have either dried up or are on the brink of losing their existence. River experts said in the past that these river streams had not only boosted the economy of the region but also recharged groundwater. But today, the scene is very pathetic on the ground. The perennial river streams have now become seasonal, with a majority of them getting dry once the rainy season is over. Also Read – A special kind of bondSuch streams were earlier used by locals for irrigation and fishing and fetched them handsome money, as they say. The saddest part is that the common man too is not raising the issue owing to lack of awareness and the political parties have picked up only those issues which fetched them votes. According to them, there are over 100 rivers such as Lakhandei, Noon, Balan, Kadane, Sakari, Tilaiya, Dhadhar, Chhoti Bagmati, Saura, and Falgu which are virtually on the brink of death. Of them, the Falgu river which flows through the Hindu pilgrim town of Gaya especially deserves mention. Also Read – Insider threat managementMore than two millions Hindus descend on this pilgrim town every year to offer oblations to the wandering souls of the ancestors. But the river now stinks with sewage water. A serious campaign to draw the attention of the government has simply failed, prompting the citizens to seek intervention of the court. “The river has been the lifeline of several districts of south Bihar as most of the water pumping stations are installed along the banks to extract underground water yet this river has never been an election issue,” said river activist Braj Nandan Pathak. Pathak has filed a public interest litigation in the Patna High Court, demanding removal of encroachments and dismantling of constructions on the river bed. According to him, some 2,500 families have encroached upon the river bed and constructed homes. The dried Saura river in Purnia also deserves special mention here. “It was like London’s Thames which flowed through the middle of Purnia town; but now, it is totally dried up and is being used as a garbage dumping ground,” said Akhilesh Chandra, an activist who has launched a campaign to save the river. “We have been regularly campaigning to bring the matter to the notice of the political parties and the government, but this changes during election time as other issues dominate the poll scene. The saddest thing is that political parties do not think drying rivers to be a vote-catching issue,” prominent river expert and convener of Ganga Mukti Aandolan Anil Prakash told Down to Earth. Prakash blames fast-occurring urbanisation, obstruction of river flows, siltation in river beds and their encroachment to be behind the death of Bihar’s river streams “Once, there were some 600 river streams or small rivers in the north Bihar region alone all of which flowed throughout the year. But now, a majority of them have dried up or are on the verge of fading into history,” rues Prakash. Another river activist Ranjeev Kumar said that population pressures and development, apart from the ecological disturbances have done a lot of harm to the state which was once blessed with hundreds of rivers streams but is now battling out for survival. “Encroachment on river beds and ongoing constructions are squeezing rivers. There is a serious need to bring the issue in public debate but sadly, no political parties look interested,” said Kumar. Another river expert Dinesh Mishra who headed the Barh Mukti Abhiyan is disappointed at the way neither the political parties, not the common citizen have tried to make dying rivers a poll issue this time or before though it concerns everyone. “The problem is that nobody is discussing this issue. They will land in serious trouble if there is drought in case of no or scanty rains which we already are facing,” said Mishra who studied from IIT, Kharagpur. According to him, the situation is doubly alarming this time in the sense that more groundwater is being tapped compared to the recharge rate. “The situation is very desperate and concerning right now with the river streams drying up very fast but there is no serious debate whatsoever,” Mishra said, adding the people must know the fact that the monsoon has gone erratic in recent years and it must be their duty to conserve water. (C K Manoj is a Patna-based journalist. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Womens Hockey No 10 Ohio State gets rematch with No 1 Wisconsin

Ohio State freshman goalie Andrea Braendli (20) and sophomore goalie Lynsey Wallace warm up before their game against Minnesota State on Oct. 12. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Assistant Sports EditorOn the final weekend of the regular season, No. 1 Wisconsin puts its five-game winning streak on the line against the only team that boasts three Badger defeats in the past two seasons.The No. 10 Ohio State women’s hockey team (18-12, 12-10 WCHA) will hope to bolster its NCAA tournament resume ahead of the WCHA tournament when it faces No. 1 Wisconsin (28-4, 18-4 WCHA) in Madison, Wisconsin. “Every team, as the season goes on, becomes more vulnerable,” Ohio State sophomore forward Emma Maltais said. “I think we’re scary because we are in a position where we have to win and I think that other teams know that.”Ohio State lost to Wisconsin on Jan. 12, leading to a five-game losing streak in the middle of the season.Now at the tail-end of the season, Ohio State risks being eliminated from consideration in the eight-team NCAA Tournament. But a second season win on the road against the nation’s third-highest scoring offense could earn the Buckeyes favor among the selection committee heading into the WCHA Tournament. Coming off a bye week, Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said getting her team to refocus is not a concern.“They know what’s at stake,” Muzerall said. “They read all that stuff and they overanalyze it. You don’t have to get them revved up because at this level they’re already mentally prepared.”Wisconsin enters the series having outscored opponents 24-4 during a dominant five-game stretch. A series sweep of the Buckeyes would grant the Badgers their fourth consecutive regular season conference title.Spearheading the potent Wisconsin front line are freshman forwards Sophie Shirley and Britta Curl, as well as senior Annie Pankowski, who are three of the top four goal scorers in the WCHA. The trio has accounted for 42 percent of the Badgers’ 122 season goals and have racked up a combined 21 points during their win streak.Though all three forwards scored in Wisconsin’s most recent matchup against Ohio State, a 5-2 dismantling in Columbus, Muzerall said they will not be the focal point of her game plan.“The one tricky thing when you have a team of that depth, if you focus on those three, the others will catch you,” Muzerall said.Facing the brunt of the Wisconsin attack for the Buckeyes will be freshman goalie Andrea Braendli, who returns this weekend from a two-game absence due to an international tournament with the Swiss national team. Braendli holds the WCHA’s second-best save percentage at .934.On the opposite end of the ice, Wisconsin redshirt junior goalie Kristen Campbell is fresh off her NCAA-leading seventh shutout of the season against Minnesota Duluth last weekend, which earned her WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors.Maltais, the conference’s second-leading point scorer at 1.27 points a game, helms a Buckeye offense that has come alive of late, scoring 16 goals in its past four games, nearly doubling the nine goals the offense could muster in five straight losses before that.When facing a team of this caliber, Muzerall said the Buckeyes, who lead the conference with 7.5 penalty minutes per game, cannot afford to beat themselves.“[The Badgers] don’t have a terrible weakness. We just have to stay out of the box,” Muzerall said. “That’s what killed us in that second game that we lost.”Though the Buckeyes have been the victor in three of the past four Wisconsin matchups, including a 1-0 win this season, Muzerall said none of that will matter come Friday.“It is a different situation because it’s their senior weekend, it’s their opportunity to win the conference, it’s going to be sold out,” Muzerall said. “We have to start wrapping our mind around that and start visualizing what that sounds like, smells like, tastes like.”The WCHA rivals begin their final regular season series at 8:07 p.m. Friday in Madison. read more