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

Diamondbacks, Phillies combine for MLB-record 13 home runs

first_img“It was just good to get it going,” Dyson said (per MLB.com). “Leading off with a homer set the tone and guys came behind me and did the same thing. We’ve been swinging some good bats lately and we’re just trying to continue it. We’re just trying to get a good pitch to hit. That’s the goal, that’s the gameplan when we get in the box. We know that’s a great ballclub over there, and we’re just trying to come out and give our pitcher a little cushion.”Scott Kingery was responsible for two of Philadelphia’s five home runs, while Jean Segura, Rhys Hoskins and Jay Bruce also had one each. Bruce hit the record-breaker in the bottom of the ninth inning. The original record of 12 set by the Tigers and White Sox in 1995 stood for more than 24 years. The National League record of 11 stood for more than 40.Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte and David Peralta hit back-to-back-to-back homers for the Diamondbacks to start the game. Eduardo Escobar and Ildemaro Vargas each hit two and Alex Avila slugged one as well.  Related News Red Sox bringing David Ortiz back to Boston after shooting The Diamondbacks and Phillies combined to set a new home run record Monday as Arizona walked away with a 13-8 win.After the Diamondbacks hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to open the game, the teams would combined to hit 10 more to finish with a total of 13, setting a new single-game MLB record. Arizona had a team-record eight homers, while the Phillies added five.  The @[email protected] game has THIRTEEN home runs combined.That’s a new @MLB record. pic.twitter.com/UuthdW2y1q— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 11, 2019″I didn’t know that (it was a record) until I got back in here, but for some reason the ball was just absolutely flying,” Kingery said. “It felt like every ball that went in the air was a home run. I’m not sure if that had to do with the weather, the humidity, I don’t know. It was just crazy out there.”Philadelphia starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff admitted after the game nothing he did worked.”I’d do a thing here, wouldn’t adjust, it didn’t work out, make an adjustment here, it didn’t work,” Eickhoff said. “It was just kind of one of those nights. Every mistake I made they were able to put a pretty good swing on it. They were able to do that throughout the night. The most frustrating thing is just not keeping us in the game.” MLB trade rumors: Yankees unwilling to pay exorbitant price for Madison Bumgarner MLB wrap: Charlie Morton throws 7 scoreless innings in Rays’ win over Athleticslast_img read more