March Madness - Literally
March 20, 2014 by Selena Cerra
Hello, everyone! It has been a few interesting weeks since my last blog post and I have lots to catch up on. This month's blog agenda:Â
- Kiawah Island Photos
- NCAA March Madness
As I mentioned in my previous blog, my golf team travelled to Kiawah Island, S.C., for a golf tournament. It was was so beautiful! My team was able to get back into playing on real grass instead of in a dome, and we certainly had fun. Here are some of my favorite photographs from spring break!Â
NCAA March Madness
I am extremely excited to be attending all three NCAA men's basketball games at the First Niagara Center this week! I will be seeing some great teams and will definitely be having fun (and rooting for 'Cuse the whole time).Â
It seems like I talk about NUSGA every time I blog; nonetheless, I always have new info and events concerning the organization. For St. Patrick's Day, my delegation turned LLGC completely green with decorations, beads, banners, and streams and sold *KISS ME, I'M AN EAGLE* shirts with proceeds going to theÂ Susan G. Komen Foundation, and supported by the NU women's lacrosse "Pink Out" game. We have raised quite a bit of money and I will make sure to inform you the amount in my next blog.
Updates on our bonfire for RidgeFest include two great new donations! The Buffalo Bisons have sent us two certificates to redeem four tickets to any game during the season and the Buffalo Sabres have donated a signed yearbook by Marcus Foligno. We plan on raffling these items off, with proceeds to charity, at our event on April 10. We are thrilled with the generosity of these two organizations and cannot wait to get more details as the event gets closer.Â
Finally, the student body presidential polls are open! Kalene, a current cabinet member, and Mike, the TKE fraternity president, are the two candidates this year. At the recent presidential debate, I was able to act as a panelist, asking each candidate a few questions concerning their possible election. Both candidates did a great job at the debate and offer unique ideas and leadership styles. The polls close tomorrow so, if you are interested in the results, please clickÂ this link!
Bienvenidos ("welcome" in Spanish) is a student club on campus the promotes the Hispanic/Spanish culture and language. This semester, we are planning a "La Tomatina" for NU. In Spain, "La Tomatina" is basically a giant festival where people through tomatoes at each other. Although we will be throwing water balloons instead of actual tomatoes, the event will definitely be fun.
In addition, a few members of the club are organizing a trip to Nicaragua to build a house for a family in need through an organization called Four Walls. We are still in the very early planning stages; however, I will keep you updated as the process chugs along!
Next semester, I am moving out of O'Shea and into Seton Hall. O'Shea has treated me well, but Seton has more preferable showers. I will be rooming with one of my friends from the track team and am excited to start a new year in a new building! For more on housing information or residence life, clickÂ here!