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Saint Leo University observed Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, with a commemoration held in front of the “For Those Who Serve” statue. The ceremony saw a large turnout which consisted of students, professors, and military members and their families. Dr. Michael Moorman, professor of Computer Science, commenced the celebration with a few opening remarks, shortly followed by the presentation of colors by Saint Leo University’s U.S. Army ROTC. The opening remarks were accompanied by a moving performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Criminal Justice major, Amber Mott. Father Kyle Smith, the chaplain of University Ministry, offered the invocation…

On Thursday, Nov. 9, the University Campus was emblazoned with various forms of appreciation for Veterans that are a part of and around the Saint Leo Community. The Department of Military Affairs and Services, under the direction of Colonel Pamela Martis, stationed several staging areas around the Student Community Center and the SCC Bowl. Representatives from several local organizations such as Career Source Pasco Hernando, Pasco Sheriff’s Office, and Pasco County Housing Authority were available to assist veterans and students alike with their services. Food was provided for the event by U.S.A.A and a game room was set up where…

On Friday, Nov. 3, Saint Leo black box theater had its first showing of “The Secret in the Wings,” a play by Mary Zimmerman. The play was directed by Dr. Alicia Corts, the Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy, who was also the music director of the show.     “The Secret in the Wings” is a play that combines lesser-known fairy tales and myths with an ugly mystique and a childish humor all in one. The audience was thrilled and spooked at the same time as the play quickly transitioned between a humorous to a melancholy tone without warning. The show successfully managed to incorporate the…

Saint Leo Bridge Program Celebrates 5 years The Bridge Program has come a long way since it started five years ago in 2012. The academic program was put in place to help international students whose native language is not English, transition into the United States’ college environment. The program is open to students who are just below the general requirements for the English proficiency, according to the Saint Leo catalog. The program was started to offer these students extra assistance. “In 2012, it was recognized that some of the international students need additional support during their first year of studies…

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Saint Leo University brought it’s Homecoming Week to an unforgettable end with a highly anticipated bash in the SCC Bowl. The event featured food, fireworks, and live music performed by the popular group Smash Mouth. The event, hosted by members of Alumni Engagement and Sustained Giving, kicked off at 4:30. Current students and alumni were reunited and shared in an afternoon of food and fun. Food trucks featuring pizza, burgers, grilled cheese, and more lined the perimeter of the bowl. There were plenty of games for children and families, like cornhole, and even a mechanical bull.…

Disclaimer: The following story, photos, and accompanying items are fictionalized and are part of Saint Leo University’s Alternate Reality Learning Experience (ARLE). The events described did not occur. The characters are fictional, and any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. On Nov. 3, a highly anticipated verdict was reached in the trial of the century: the case of the Estate of Lee Harvey Oswald vs. ACME Insurance. In a heated debate, the plaintiff fought for Lee Harvey Oswald and his family. ACME Insurance refused benefits to Oswald’s wife, Marina, due to her husband’s alleged murder of…

It’s not every day that hitting home runs benefits the American military, but that’s exactly what students and faculty of Saint Leo University accomplished on Sunday night. For three hours, current students and staff, as well as alumni, gathered at the University Softball Stadium in support of veterans, softball, and hot dogs. The event was put together by Saint Leo’s chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, along with assistance from the Saint Leo Recreational Department, as a way to help raise money for an organization Kappa Sigma started back in 2007: The Military Heroes Campaign. Since the campaign’s start, the…

On Oct. 30, the entire campus was abuzz with spirited students and staff celebrating “A Day for Saint Leo.” This year’s event kicked off Homecoming week and featured multiple t-shirt drops, a selfie station, and a Phonathon. The event was hosted by members of Alumni Engagement and Sustained Giving. Regina Belvin, the department’s Assistant Director, wanted this special day to bring both students and arriving alumni together. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate the Saint Leo community with our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends,” said Belvin. “Since the event is social media based, everyone can participate no…

by Yvan Lafortune On the Oct. 27, Saint Leo held an event on the SAB Green. The students got to have a little leisure time by participating in a festive fall “Pumpkin Painting” event. “Pumpkin Painting” was one of many events featured during Greek Community Week. As the name implies, the activity consists of individuals choosing a pumpkin and unleashing their creativeness upon the gourd. The choice for color was not an issue, as there was a broad variety of colors at hand. “We are letting students, all Greeks students, any regular students come by,” said the Inter-Fraternity Council, president,…

By Savannah Bendik Greek Unity Week started on Monday, Oct. 23 and continued into Saturday, Oct. 28. There were a variety of events held during the week, one, in particular, being the UGC stepping educational event. Here at Saint Leo, UGC stands for Unified Greek Council and is made up of organizations of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Each of the groups within UGC has their own strolls and step routines, which have been passed down through the generations. “Stepping is an art form that African American based fraternities and sororities do; it started…

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