SAB aims to foster community through comedy

first_imgComedian Aisha Alfa will fill the room with laughter Wednesday in Saint Mary’s Carroll Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. as she cracks jokes during her comedy performance sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Student Activities Board (SAB).SAB president, senior Colleen Michael, said SAB’s focus this year is to provide students with the opportunity to attend new and unique events.“Bringing performers and outside vendors allows students to experience something exciting and out of the ordinary,” Michael said. “Classes are starting to kick into high gear, if they have not already. This is the perfect opportunity to relax and have a good laugh, to take a break from the homework, the papers, the tests and do something fun.”Michael said she wanted to get students’ input on who to bring to campus. She and other members of SAB attended the National Association of Campus Activities Conference where a number of performers were showcased. After the conference, the SAB Entertainment Committee researched the various performers. After three performers were chosen as finalists, a survey was sent to students and hundreds of students selected Alfa, Michael said.“Students have and should have a voice on campus,” Michael said. “I really enjoyed receiving the input from the student body. It was great to see their enthusiasm by voting. It is important that we are providing the students with what they want to participate in; voting is a great way to ensure we are meeting their expectations.”Michael said the Board’s second goal for the year is to focus on the College’s core value of fostering community.“Bringing a comedian gives the student body, as well as the tri-campus community, the opportunity to come together,” Michael said. “When you ask a Saint Mary’s student what her favorite part about Saint Mary’s is, there is a high chance she will say community. Events such as [a comedy show] will foster this community.”Michael said by focusing on the community aspect of the event, students will have the chance to meet and spend time with other students who they regularly would not encounter.“It will bring students together for something fun and light,” Michael said. “It brings people together who normally do not see each other because of different majors or different class years. … What better way to bring people together than through laughter?”Tags: Aisha Alfa, Saint Mary’s College, SMC, Student Activities Boardlast_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse transformed by The Block twins Alisa and Lysandra hits the market

first_img MORE NEWS: Suburb’s first residents sell up The Block winners Alisa and Lysandra Fraser have injected their style into this Hollywell penthouse.A LUXURY Gold Coast penthouse which has had a Block-esque makeover has hit the market. The three-bedroom Hollywell apartment was recently updated by The Block Sky High winners Alisa and Lysandra Fraser. The owners enlisted the cops turned reality stars who now have forged their way in the interior design business to do the contemporary makeover, alongside a renovation completed by a local builder. The three-bedroom apartment at 2601/323 Bayview St has had a contemporary makeover. Former cops Alisa and Lysandra were enlisted to help with the transformation. MORE NEWS: Castle’s fourth price slash The twin’s website lists the project as “a coastal luxury penthouse apartment.”“This prestigious penthouse apartment is undoubtedly one of the northern Gold Coast’s most desirable residences,” it reads. “With a functional and spacious floorplan that is framed by breathtaking Broadwater views, this luxury apartment exudes elegance and understated class.“Our brief was to create an interior that played on the beautiful natural surroundings, whilst showcasing a refined and relaxed lifestyle. “This beautiful space has been designed to incorporate blissful resort-style living, as well as being an entertainer’s paradise.” If open ensuites are your thing, this main bedroom will be a treat! The twins have a simple yet luxurious style.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Leo Ryan, who is marketing the property at 2601/323 Bayview St, said a love for the reno show was why the owners got the twins involved. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The wife is a big fan of The Block TV show and in particular Alisa and Lysandra,” he said.“Alisa and Lysandra were used as consultants for the interior design and styling. “The husband was born and bred on the Gold Coast but they have now been in Sydney for quite a few years and this was their holiday home when on the Gold Coast. “It’s a stunning 345sq m north-facing penthouse apartment with views over the Broadwater and the Surfer Paradise skyline.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35center_img The penthouse will head under the hammer next month.Wine fridges, electric blinds controlled from a mobile device, a multi-room audio system, private lift, large balcony, 3D textile wall coverings and a chandelier are highlights of the apartment which is in the Allisee complex. The penthouse is set to head under the hammer on October 20.last_img read more