Sept. 3, 2010
BALTIMORE - Members of the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer team have been on campus for weeks, but on Friday morning the team reported to the residence halls to help Loyola newcomers move in to their new rooms.
Several members of the team offered help at Flannery O'Connor residence hall, packing bins full of microwaves, blankets and lamps from the parking lot and hauling them into rooms.
"Moving in can be stressful, and we're glad that we can be here to help," said Danny Ankrah. "We want to create a friendly environment right from the start."
Fayek Bseiso spent most of his morning with bags in hand and waiting for the elevator, but he was happy to help.
"It's been a pleasure helping the freshmen," said Bseiso. "I hope their transition to Loyola goes smoothly and they have a great year here."
Karl Digbeu added that moving in has an added social bonus as well.
"It's great to meet people, and this way freshmen get to know us and meet some upperclassmen, so that's beneficial for everyone," Digbeu said. "We've also been able to talk to families and see how far they've come to get to Loyola. It's been fun."