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SMC prepares for Midnight Madness

Kelly Meehan | Friday, March 19, 2004

Saint Mary’s students have expressed excitement at the annual Midnight Madness festivities that will take place tonight from 9:45 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Students are also invited to watch the Winter Intramural Championships, an annual prelude to the Midnight Madness that pits classes against each other in various activities and sporting events. The intramural competitions will occur in Angela Athletic Facility from 8 until 10 p.m., and the Athletic department will announce the champions at the conclusion of the games. At 9:45 p.m. the doors to Angela Athletic Facility close and Midnight Madness officially begins.This year’s Midnight Madness theme is “Behind the Madness”, a concept that has inspired many new decorations and opening festivities.”Students should expect to see new versions of some of their favorite relay races like the Obstacle Course and Sports Relay,” co-head of the Midnight Madness committee Elizabeth Jablonski-Diehl said. Other events planned include sumo wrestling, free throw shots, tug-of-war, mad dashes and balloon bursts. The Saint Mary’s dance team and cheerleading squad will perform, along with a presentation by the senior class board. Some of the more notable aspects of Midnight Madness include prizes awarded to students throughout the evening. This year’s grand prize, which is provided by the Student Activities Office, is a trip to Chicago with a night in a hotel and money for shopping. Other prizes to will include electronics, number one room picks for each class, various Saint Mary’s items from the bookstore and cash prizes. A highlight of this year’s event will be the unveiling of the Saint Mary’s fight song, which will be presented by a chorus of Saint Mary’s women. The song will be revealed at the beginning of the evening. The Midnight Madness Committee is made up of about 20 women and is headed by Jablonski-Diehl and Shay Jolly. Both have been working to organize the event since August and said they promise an evening full of fun, food and prizes. The event is also open to Holy Cross and Notre Dame students, who will be eligible to win prizes and participate in all of the activities.