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Crowder to perform at College

Alicia Smith | Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fox News’ youngest contributor, Steven Crowder, will be visiting Saint Mary’s College Thursday, College Republican president Elizabeth Molnar said.

Crowder will speak in Little Theatre in Moreau Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.

“The College Republicans try to bring in a speaker every year, and this year we really wanted a young, fresh, up-and-coming conservative voice to speak at Saint Mary’s,” Molnar said.

According to Molnar, Crowder is known for his comedy and discussions of current political issues on Fox News.

“Steven is insightful, engaging and hilarious, which made him the perfect person to bring to our campus,” she said.

Molnar said Crowder was featured on “Geraldo at Large” on Fox News. In addition, Crowder won MySpace’s “So You Think You’re Funny” competition.

“Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend the Steven Crowder event,” Molnar said. “We want to especially encourage all students from Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross to attend, as we feel it will be a fun event for students.”

The event is co-sponsored by Saint Mary’s College Republicans and the SMC-TV club.

“[The] SMC-TV club jumped on board once they heard that Steven frequently appears on TV, and they thought that co-sponsoring the event would allow for their club to get further insight to the world of television,” Molnar said.

According to Molnar, the event aims to bring a conservative voice to the College to educate students.

“We really wanted to bring in someone that our students could relate to, which made Steven a perfect candidate, as he is young, and has a very strong message, which is something all of us can relate to, or learn something from,” she said.

Molnar said the College Republicans wanted to bring new ideas to Saint Mary’s College.

“I think it’s important to have events like this because it brings a new voice to campus,” she said. “Regardless of what you may believe politically, opening yourself up to new ideas is something that is very important in developing and strengthening your own beliefs.”

Molnar said she believes the event will be enjoyable, and hopes students will attend the event.

“I would just like to encourage everyone to attend for a night of fun and laughs,” she said. “Steven will be taking questions from the audience after his talk.”

Molnar said College Republicans and the SMC-TV club will be hosting a small reception after the event.