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Saint Mary’s kicks off Pride Week today

Danielle Lerner | Monday, September 27, 2004

Saint Mary’s College kicks off its annual pride week today, offering fun and exciting events to students. Lauren Fabina, Student Activities Board president, said she looks forward to this week’s events. “Pride Week gets everyone excited about being a Belle,” Fabina said. “It is about creating community and being proud of what your college is.”The festivities begin tonight at 5 p.m. with a picnic and concert by Ari Hest and special guest Nini Camps, on the library green. Events also include a scavenger hunt on Tuesday and the Saint Mary’s soccer game against Hope College Wednesday at 4 p.m. Always a favorite among students, ghost stories and ghost tours around campus begin Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. “It’s fun to get to know the traditions behind our community,” Fabina said.While Thursday offers a moonlit presentation of the summer hit, “13 Going on 30”, events culminate Friday as Saint Mary’s co-hosts the Purdue game pep rally at Notre Dame. Pride week centers around Saint Mary’s College and its students. Student Activities Board member Kristen Vokaty, a junior at Saint Mary’s, said this week is an important time for all students, regardless of their year. “It gives us an opportunity to think about why we came to Saint Mary’s,” Vokaty said. “It reminds us of why we are proud to be Saint Mary’s women.” Pride week shirts will also be sold all week for $6 in the Noble Family Dining Hall and outside of Haggar College Center.