Suzanne Joanes: the president we all need, but not necessarily the one we deserve! Although she can’t fly around in a cape (that we know of), Suzanne is truly a superhero, not only because of her loving, bubbly personality, but because of her trust in the help of Jesus and His Mother, Mary! When Suzanne is not busy stopping crime with hugs and hilarious jokes, she finds herself hanging out with kids, reading, acting, praying the rosary and being a great listener. Her passion for helping others is obvious in everything that she does, from planning big events to meeting a new friend for coffee.
Suzanne dreams of one day being a teacher, where she will use a combination of sass and her beautiful smile to keep every student listening from the first five minutes to the last (you don’t want her to use her “teacher voice” on you!). If you think you might want to be friends with Suzanne, be ready for 1) periodic teasing and 2) growth because she will help you become a better person just from spending time with her!
Allison Campbell is a lady, born from the glorious expanse that is the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). She is specifically from Whitby, where she grew up frolicking in the flowers and watching the magnificent blue jay fly away every winter. Then she shifted her focus to drinking hot beverages, presumably tea and other such delicacies while reading books and generally living life in a jovial manner. She still lives life in a jovial manner, it is kinda really great to see.
Now there are many faces to the famed Allison. The one described above is one of the many faces. She has five faces in total. Let me give it to you straight, grab a seat, drink some water, it is about to get real in here.
She is a very sporty lady; played hockey and baseball as she grew up in the Wild Wild West of Whitby. Don’t ever get onto the field or ice with her, because I haven’t seen this side and I ain’t even sure how it is going to turn out for you.
She is also a very intelligent woman, often getting into debates about the various aspects of why the Blue Jays should have won the World Series title this year and other such important topics of conversation. She is currently studying to be a nurse, in her third year of studies and she promises to be a high-quality nurse in the future.
Another face of the Magnificent Allison is the care and kindness she portrays to all people she meets, I would highly encourage you to have a chat with her at some point and witness this face for it is quite a treat to see.
Now this last face is one I am especially familiar with. It is the face of sass. Now if you know Allison you would all agree with me. SHE IS SASSY. Like girl, you gotta slow down on that sass. There are only a few who top you, but some of us mere mortals can’t handle it. Anyways Allison has got a form of sass that generally involves a double take, unless you are prepared for it. She will sass you, you will be like oh that sounded kind and… oh wait, I just got sassed. Like a good scout, it is always good to be prepared.
And there you have it folks, the five faces of Allison Campbell. She is a sporty, intelligent, kind, sassy and jovial. Also she is stylish. Oh and she like unicorns. Oh and One must not forget that unicorns are great. I would highly recommend you go have a chat with her. It is worth. You might find her somewhere securing something (she happens to be a security guard, no big deal or anything) or being jovial somewhere.
Emanuel ResslerLiturgical Coordinator
Emanuel Ressler. What can one say about this guy? I guess, we can start with the basics. Emanuel is currently a senior at Queen’s, majoring in biology. He moved to Canada as a kid from Germany, and now lives in Ottawa with his parents and two siblings. Now that we have covered the fundamentals, we can go a little deeper to get to know Emanuel. When asked what his favourite word was, his response was “Hermano” (it’s Spanish for brother). He enjoys the way it sounds when it is spoken aloud. If he could be any fruit in the world, he would like to be a coconut. He likes them because they are associated with vacation and relaxation, and coconuts give off chill, positive, open-minded vibes. He finds that his personality relates well to those qualities.
One last interesting fact about Emanuel would be his choice for best super power. He would love the ability to teleport, simply so that he could avoid unpleasant situations or travel quickly to a place where he is needed. This is only a snippet of who Emanuel is, I would highly recommend getting to know him beyond what you’ve learned from this short biography. Emanuel is a confident, friendly and happy guy and exemplifies how we are called to act as Catholic young men and women. The Newman House Student Executive 15-16 is very lucky to have him on our team!
Miss Theresa of James, (aka TJ) can likely be found doing one of her favorite activities: running, reading, drinking tea or praying. On rare occasions you might even be lucky enough to be serenaded by her saxophone skills (a closet talent of the lovely TJ). The Newman House Exec gets to appreciate all of her amazing qualities and then some as their secretary, but she says her favourite role through Newman House is being a faith study leader! Theresa divulges to our Newman House readers that she’s most inspired by St. Thérèse and St. Francis of Assisi. AMAZING.
To spot Theresa on campus, look for her to be sporting the fashionable shade of “garden-fairy blue” – her favourite colour – while she’s on her way to save the planet using her Enviro-Sci know-how. We first met her in 2014 at the first event that year, (the welcome BBQ). As a little girl, Theresa dreamed of being an RMCP officer in the play Ride, or Snow White at Disney Land. Then, later in high school, she participated in five different plays, six different sports teams (every sport offered but boy’s football) and Envirothon teams (plural!). As for the future we asked Theresa if she had any dreams of travel, and if she could go anywhere, where would that be? She said “Ireland to learn about my heritage and SHEEP!”
Woah. After reading this article our editor says that this multi-talented whirlwind is nothing less than a force to be reckoned with! – That is, in the best way, and with love.
Edward BurroughsSocial Outreach Coordinator
Eddie, as we call him, is a man with wisdom and faith beyond his years. He is a 4th year Economics student at Queen’s, and although he is a recent convert to the Catholic faith, Eddie never fails to set a great example of what a young practicing Catholic should strive for: getting to know our God even better and thereby deepening one’s faith. He also shows his strong involvement in the community by altar serving, leading faith studies, and reaching out to people in need on the streets of Kingston.
Eddie’s various interests include reading and learning about inspirational people such as Pope John Paul II and Blessed Cardinal Newman (both of whom are role models for him), and his favorite authors are Tolkien and Lewis. Furthermore, Eddie very much enjoys being a part of the army and actively pursues a variety of sports, so as to remain in peak physical condition. He is also a very loyal supporter of Liverpool FC, and you just know that when Eddie is around, you’ll never walk alone!
Evalina WilliamsonCampus Outreach Coordinator
Calgary Alberta native, Evalina Williamson is without question one of the most radiant people you will have the blessing of encountering.
She’s a 3rd year Con-Ed Biology and Math major at Queen’s who one day desires to become a teacher (hence the Con-Ed) and be hooded by her Grandfather at graduation. On top of being a scholar, Eva is a canoe instructing icon at the Christie Lake Kids Camp. A recipient of a master canoeing badge and level 3 instructors she’s well on her way to going pro. A wilderness fanatic, she’s been back-packing around the Alberta outback since she was little.
When she’s not being a canoe teaching camp counselor, hiking, skiing or studying bio and math, on a casual Saturday you may see her marching around in a kilt with a Scottish military band. Yes indeed, her talents are many! When asked about her ‘hidden talents’ Eva reminisced a time in Grade 2 talent show. She has the talent of playing the song “Ode to Joy” on the piano while standing with her back to the piano! If this is hard to picture, I’d just ask her to perform it for you.
Evalina’s favorite word is “cake”. To quote this iconic woman, she stated, “It just feels great, sounds great….very fulfilling word.” WHAT A LEGEND!
You may have already had the pure joyous pleasure of meeting this fine lady as she is our Campus Outreach Coordinator. If you have not, just you wait! Eva is illuminated with love for the Lord and all her friends! She is the epitome of childlike excitement and love of God and translates this love of the Lord to everyone she meets. Truly a saint in the making.
Rebecca La BarrCampus Outreach Coordinator
Rebecca, a second-year Con-Ed student, is delighted to join the Newman House executive as a Campus Outreach Coordinator this year.
When she isn’t painting landscapes, adventuring in the great outdoors, or working on the perfection of her Hermione Granger impression, Rebecca enjoys spending her time before the Lord in prayer or reading about saints she admires. She has a particular devotion towards St. Gianna Beretta Molla, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and St. Germaine Cousin, who in their ways of reflecting God’s unconditional love are inspirations for Rebecca’s own life of charity.
If you bump into her at Meet for Mass, at our Thursday dinners, or on campus throughout the week, be sure to say hi. As a bonus, maybe you’ll get to hear about that time she seamlessly played three different parts in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat––including an ear of corn!
Jude ThusiarLiturgical Coordinator
Jude Thusiar: an alternative spelling for “sass.” This third year mechanical engineering student can be found completing duties around Newman House (or being Newman House), altar serving at St. Mary’s Cathedral, being athletic, or riding his bike. Jude takes great pride in his Tamil culture and knows how to use spices to cook a delicious cultural meal. His favourite movie is the Lion King; no surprise for this guy who’s all about “hakuna matata”: even if he’s in deep contemplation, all you’ll ever see is his striking smile. Having a bad day? No problem! Find Jude.
Jude makes all days brighter – he’s optimistic, caring, kind, reliable… what more could you possibly ask for? Although he’s a big fan of St. Jude (namesake, obviously) – patron saint of hopeless cases – Jude provides many people with hope; people of all ages are instantly attracted to him and no one can possibly leave him without being happier than when they came to him (Don’t think so? Try it. I dare you.). Young Jude spends many a day running around the streets of Kingston on various missions – if you’re ever quick enough to catch him, you should probably introduce yourself, for this man is truly one of a kind.