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SMC to host Sammy Adams

Meaghan Daly | Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Student Activities Board (SAB) of Saint Mary’s College welcomes students of the tri-campus area to buy tickets to this year’s SMC Tostal performance—rapper Sam Adams.

SAB president Allie Courtney said the group worked hard to find a performer that would match the popularity of last year’s performer, Sean Kingston.

“Sammy Adams music is fun, upbeat and very geared towards the college population,” she said. “We had a great turnout last year with Sean Kingston, so it is a challenge to improve the event year to year, but we are optimistic and working hard to do so. The most important part of Tostal, for me, is to ultimately bring the communities together by providing an event that people really want to go to … most of all, it is all about the students. We just want to put on a great event for students to enjoy.”

Although Courtney and SAB vice president Caitlyn Wonski knew which performer was hired before winter break, they kept the performer a secret from the general student body until Midnight Madness on Wednesday night.

“It is difficult to keep a secret when you go to such a small school and people know your role on campus and constantly ask you questions, but it is much more rewarding to see student’s reactions when the surprise is revealed,” Courtney said.

SAB secretary Elizabeth Craig said the Saint Mary’s Tostal performer is chosen to meet the needs of the campus community.

“We’re really hoping it will bring a good energy and good vibe to all three campuses,” she said. “It is a great way to get everyone excited for spring. Plus, it’s an inexpensive event with a great performer.”

Junior Caroline Keep said she is very excited for the performance.

“I absolutely cannot wait to see Sam Adams perform,” she said. “It’s about time the Boston boy came to South Bend. Sean Kingston was amazing last year and I can only image that this year’s Tostal will be even better. March 22 cannot come soon enough.”

Tickets are $7 for students and can be purchased at the O’Laughlin Auditorium on Saint Mary’s campus or by calling (574) 284-4626. Limit is one ticket per student ID, but students may call or visit the box office with up to five student IDs.