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SMC Tostal features new activities and treats

Cailin Crowe | Friday, April 27, 2012

After a Sammy Adams concert highlighted Tostal Part One in March, Saint Mary’s students celebrated Tostal Part Two on Thursday with stunner shades, YOLO tanks and Dippin’ Dots. The Saint Mary’s Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted Saint Mary’s Tostal and worked to make this year’s event unique.

SAB president Liz Kraig said SAB prepared for Saint Mary’s Tostal with a conference to discuss ideas and connect with vendors. Though Tostal has featured lawn inflatables in past years, Kraig said members of SAB focused on other activities this year.

“We decided to do something instead of the inflatables because although inflatables are fun, we think Saint Mary’s girls really enjoy the giveaways,” Kraig said. “Photos are a great way for students to keepsake their Tostal memories.”

Kraig said this year’s activities also let students shake off stress with treats from The Sweet Ride Cupcake truck, photos from a wild-west photo shoot and a movie screening of “The Vow.”

Senior Liz Busam said Tostal provides a study break for students as the semester ends and finals approach.

“I like the break in the day that Tostal offers, especially as we approach finals,” she said. “It’s a great way to relax and enjoy a beautiful day on campus.”

Junior Caitlin Paulsen said the free giveaways were her favorite part of Tostal.

“I love Tostal because I got to make a lion balloon animal and tye-dye stunner shades,” Phelan.

Students like senior Torrie Thompson said they most enjoyed the sweets.

“I was most excited about the cupcake truck,” Thompson said.

This was the final Tostal for Saint Mary’s seniors. Senior Katelynd Park said she would miss Tostal after graduation.

“I love Tostal because it’s a great way to have fun with your friends and celebrate a Saint Mary’s tradition,” Park said.

Kraig said Tostal was a perfect way to end the year and spend time with friends before exams. She said the positive responses from students made planning for Tostal worthwhile.

“I just love seeing everyone come out and having a good time. It’s a great way to end the year, take a picture with friends and enjoy the free snacks,” Kraig said. “We like to put on big events that the student body really enjoys.”