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Students celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Four students celebrating the Program Board’s St. Patrick’s Day party. It takes place each school year in the Rotunda. Vanguard Photographer | Justin Kruskie

On March 17 in Program Board, Valley Nights and Peer Health Education (PHE) hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day party.

At the event, there was a DJ, shirts to tie-dye various festive colors, video games, food and drinks, water pong, a popcorn machine and a photo booth.

In addition to the activities in Student Life and the Rotunda, South Beach Community RAs hosted Bingo in the TSAR at the start of the party. Prizes included ninja kitchen equipment, air fryers, and more.

At the party, in order to receive a beverage, attendees had to answer trivia questions asked by PHE to promote safe drinking.

Food was also provided at the event. The food included chicken wings, which came in a variety of sauces, cookies, and chips.

Students dancing at the Program Board’s St. Patty’s Day party. Vanguard Photographer | Justin Kruskie

Surina Gupta, a fifth-year political science student, partook in the festivities and said everyone was friendly and helpful.

“I loved the tie-dying. It was super fun, and everyone was so nice and helped me figure out how to do it,” Gupta said.

The shirts for tie-dying were white long sleeves with “Lucky to be a Cardinal” printed on them.

The tie-dye was also McClain Mercer’s, a public administration and communication senior, favorite part.

However, he wished the event had been publicized more so more people could have enjoyed it.

“I do wish there was more promoting for the event; I found out about it from a friend the day before. [Nevertheless], it was a great time spending it with friends,” Mercer said.

The organizers said the turnout of the event was less than what was expected. This is believed to be partially because there wasn’t enough promotion of the event.

“I wish more students would’ve come because I think they would have really enjoyed it,” Gupta said.

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