Kylie McGovern, Editor
April has been a busy month for student activities at La Salle University. A range of events has filled La Salle students’ calendars from athletics, the arts, wellness, greek life, and more. La Salle Wellness’s programs this month begin with a Take-Back the Night event on April 4. This event was an opportunity for La Salle community members to gather and share stories of “survivorship, hope, and advocacy.” This event is aimed at taking a stand against sexual violence. This event included music and sign making, group and confidential discussion, and s’mores and hot chocolate after the program! From April 11 until April 14 La Salle Wellness hosted the clothesline project to honor survivors of sexual violence. Students were encouraged to stop by the Union between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to decorate a shirt and share a story of love, support, or survivorship for Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The shirts were then displayed in the Union. During the rest of the month La Salle Wellness will host a planting event about “seeding your dreams” and a mental health roundtable on April 20.
Late night La Salle hosted a s’mores event after the Masque’s production of “Drinking Habits.” This play is about two religious nuns who secretly make alcohol, but two reporters are suspicious of their activities. In addition to this event, Late Night La Salle also hosted a popcorn event and plans to host an event in partnership with OLAS, one with different kinds of cookies, a PJ party and movie night and a tea tasting.
On April 18 the career center will host one of their spring career check-ins. These check-ins are a series of tabling events geared toward the graduating senior class, and any other students looking for career-related assistance. This is a chance for students to check in on their career prep and exploration with the Career Peers & Counselors in the Union Lobby. They will be there ready to answer any questions and provide you with handouts.
On April 25 there will be an around-the-world wine-tasting event for students who are 21 years old. Students can enjoy an evening of food and wine pairings from around the world. Wines from 5 different countries will be featured with a brief history provided.
On April 26 La Salle Student’s Government Association will host a General Assembly meeting, which is open to all members of the student body.
Off-campus, students have a rich selection of activities. On Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. students can head to nearby Manayunk for the annual StrEAT Food Festival where they can enjoy food, shopping and music. In addition, on April 30 La Salle Students will be running in the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10-Miler which has been a proud Philadelphia tradition for over 40 years.