As the Saint Mary’s Community gears up for basketball season, student leadership committees present Homecoming! Whether you are a first year, fourth year, or alumni, the events offer a little something for everyone.
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By Eleni Kvochak
American Journalism Student
With great enthusiasm, student leadership presents Saint Mary’s College Homecoming Week! The celebratory week kicked off on Monday, November 3rd and continues to parade throughout campus until Sunday, November 12th. The events range from school wide bingo, movie night, tailgates, and casino night. Whether you are a first year, fourth year, or alumni, the events offer a little something for everyone.
Each event is set to conjure excitement and spirit within the community. Planning this week of fun also gives power back to the students. More specifically, “Administration giving student leadership a chance to plan the events for a week allows us to do what we want to see as a student,” Gael Force President, Stefano Costa comments.
With the student enhancement fee, there is now immense focus on student experience. By hosting lively events, the planning committee hopes to make the year memorable. Especially for seniors, “I want to take advantage of everything Saint Mary’s has to offer. Homecoming is the perfect opportunity to connect with the community and make memories,” shares current senior, Peyton Prebil.
From student conversation, it appears that there is the most buzz surrounding casino Night. “It is something that hasn't been done for the last few years, I think there will be some mystery to how the event will run and what the students expect,” Costa adds. The night includes food, an array of auction items, and speakeasy for students 21 and over.
Undoubtedly, student leadership is working hard to create unique and successful events for the community to enjoy. “Homecoming week is a special week on campus where we have a series of events for students to get them amped up for the start of basketball season,” states Campus Activities Board President, Kristen Doughtery. With a packed student section for the first men’s basketball game on Monday evening, there is no question Homecoming Week is in full swing and the effort of student leaders is shining through.
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Madison Sciba '24,