The Centennial Kickoff

By Allison Kamel

 October 3, 2015, marked the beginning of St. Joseph’s College’s Centennial celebration. The College turns 100 in 2016, and the celebration will encompass both the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year.

The kickoff was held under a tent in front of the Danzi Athletic Center and was enjoyed by all who attended. 

While there was a definite worry regarding weather in the days leading up to the event, it ended up not raining. It was, however, a brisk 54 degrees, which definitely deterred people from the free ice cream being offered. Along with ice cream, however, a variety of delicious food, such as corn dogs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, popcorn and cotton candy, was provided.

Entertainment was provided for guests of all ages. Multiple clubs created booths with crafts for children, including one where the children could paint pumpkins. The SJC Show Choir performed Seasons of Love and can be viewed on the Talon’s Twitter: @SJCTalonli. SJC Radio acted as DJ for the event, as well. The military was represented via a pull-up competition, which even Hot Wingz, the school’s mascot, participated in.

There were workshops geared towards applying to our college and different opportunities for financial aid. An improv workshop was also run by SJC alumni, Stacey Smith, in the Clare Rose Playhouse.

The day ended in a scavenger hunt which involved different spots on campus. Students had to find out everything from which building is the newest (The Danzi) to President Calareso’s favorite baseball team (The Boston Red Sox). Upon completion, students received a free Centennial t-shirt.

“It was great to see all those people who were willing to celebrate and display school spirit despite the cold weather,” said sophomore Iris Santos, who attended the event.

For pictures, videos, and information of the day, check out #SJCNY100 across all social media.


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