Student Government Presents: Fall Fest 2016

With Halloween just ending and Thanksgiving coming around the corner, what better time to celebrate the wonderful season that is FALL? Who doesn’t love sipping a pumpkin spice latte as they pose with some pumpkins, hoping for that perfect fall Insta? To accommodate these needs, the Marist Student Government 2018, 2019, and 2020 class boards teamed up to put on their annual Fall Fest this past Friday, and it was an all-around success!


The afternoon’s events consisted of donut eating contests, pumpkin and face painting, pie-smashing, a festive photobooth, Kan Jam, fire pits with s’mores galore, and, of course, enough apple cider and cookies to last a lifetime. There was even a special geo-tag just for the event (made by yours truly), which aided in our takeover of the Marist Snapchat account! Some poppin’ tunes were provided by Marist’s favorite DJ, Brian Gannon/DJ BG, who literally never disappoints. Never.

Paola Rivera, a fashion merchandising major here all the way from Puerto Rico, serves as President for the Class of 2018. Her experience within student government made her a vital player in putting everything together. “This event was an even bigger success than last year,” she says. “The boards had just as much fun putting it on as the students did attending.”

This is my first year being a class officer, and it’s been a great experience so far. Being able to bring all of the classes, from freshman to senior, to enjoy a few hours together is something very special. Working as an ambassador/tour guide since my freshman year here, I had been spending most of my time interacting with prospective students and their families (which I love, don’t get me wrong!). However, it’s been so great being to be able to interact with my peers and current students more, and I have made so many new friends just in these past few months.

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A big thank you to everyone who came out to have some fun with us- we can’t wait for next year!!

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