The month of October is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. A club on campus that helps those with cancer is Love Your Melon. This organization was founded in 2012 as just a simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. It was actually founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota by two friends: Zachary and Brian. To this day the organization and many colleges, including the Mount, have given 149,738 beanies to children battling cancer. Love Your Melon does not only give beanies out to children, however; they also give 50% of their profits to non-profit organizations that benefit childhood cancers. Continue Reading
Cailey Walls, senior at Mount Saint Mary College, just started a new club called Operation Student’s Support Military (Operation S.S.M.). The club, which Cailey founded this year, is all about giving back to the military.
Cailey was inspired to begin the club after years of Student Government Association experience. “Having been on SGA for many years I wanted a challenge,” she explained. “New President Kayla O’Connor gave me the confidence to start and run a new club.”
Figuring out which club to form came as a challenge, but after much research, Cailey figured out what she wanted to do – and who she wanted to serve.
“Approximately 92 students at the Mount have received Veterans Benefits,” she noted, “and approximately 45% of those students are actual veterans. In the three years of attending this school, I noticed that we have had small events on campus but never a club. So when life hands lemons, you make lemonade. And that is how Operation Students Supporting Military came about.”
The purpose of this club is to help those currently enlisted and those that are veterans, both here at the Mount and in the local community. Things the club will partake in is the fundraising for projects like Wounded Warrior Project, Fisher House Foundation and Hudson Valley Honor Flight, while also informing about life after war and how to help those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Continue Reading
Interview with Christina Nazario ’19 and Tristan Earle ’19
Above: The Class of 2019 at Mount Olympics in 2017
The start of the new school semester brings college seniors a bittersweet mix of emotions as the Class of 2019 begins the countdown to graduation. We sat down with some of the members of the Class of 2019 to learn more about how they’re feeling during this final year at the Mount. Here is an interview with seniors Tristan Earl, a Psychology major, and Christina Nazario, a Business Administration major:
What were some of your favorite classes?
Tristan: “My favorite classes had to have been Bio-Psychology and Experimental Psychology.”
Christina: “I would say I thoroughly enjoyed Consumer Behavior and Marketing Principles the most.” Continue Reading