As finals quickly approach, the Saint Mary’s community is preparing for the stress that is to follow. The Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) approved sponsorships for four different clubs at their meeting Monday night, most with study break themes in mind.
Holy Cross Hall Council president Kelly Zenere spoke on behalf of her organization. The Hall Council is sponsoring a study break during finals for all residents where they can come and have cookies and hot chocolate to unwind, Zenere said.
The council was granted their allotment with the exception of requested money for a frame for their hall photo, which was denied because funds of that nature can come from the council’s allotment funds.
Mia Ravasio, Women’s Issues commissioner, presented her sponsorship request for a study relaxation program Monday through Thursday of finals week in the Women’s Resource Center. A sponsorship was granted to the center, which is located on the second floor of the Student Center. They plan to have relaxing activities and food, including bagels, movies, coloring books, cookie decorating, tea and hot chocolate.
“We’re trying to provide a different outlet for relaxing during finals week,” Ravasio said.
The Sisters of Nefertiti were also rewarded a sponsorship for their campus programming event. The club is putting on a pre-Kwanza ceremony, Kristle Hodges, Board of Trustees commissioner said.
Kwanza itself runs for seven days — Christmas to New Years. There will be speakers talking about each of the seven principles of Kwanza and there will be the opportunity to make crafts to give to others present to symbolize the gift giving aspect of Kwanza, Hodges said. SGA approved Sisters of Nefertiti’s sponsorship to help cover the cost of their refreshments.
Around the World Club was the fourth approved sponsorship of the night. They are planning an International Spa Day, club secretary Molly Schall said. The club was requesting money for some basic refreshments to be served along with the vendors they are bringing in.
Students will be able to take advantage of eyebrow threading from India, Henna tattoos and African hair designs, for a minimal fee. There will also be a booth from Sephora Cosmetics, Schall said.
In other SGA news, the board will be decorating the outside of the Student Center next Monday after their meeting to spread a little holiday cheer to campus, student body president Jenny Hoffman said.