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'Catching the Campus Spirit' With Walt and Lee
“Hawk Pride: Catch the Campus Spirit with Walt and Lee,” took place late Saturday afternoon along the side of the University Commons.
See photos from Saturday’s “Hawk Pride” event.
On a picture-perfect late summer day, Harrison and Peters welcomed new students and encouraged them to take advantage of all that the university has to offer. In particular, they urged students to get involved in campus activities and organizations, and to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know people with different backgrounds, opinions, and ideas.
But it wasn’t just Harrison and Peters who urged freshmen to get involved. Seven student leaders representing various campus organizations told first-year students that the sense of community and the wide array of activities at the university can make for an amazing college experience.
“The beauty of this university and the reason I love it so much is that, whatever you want to apply yourself to, you can do it,” said Brian Verderosa ’06, who is co-editor-in-chief of The Informer. “Whatever it is that you want to do, I implore you to go for it.”
Saturday’s first-ever “Hawk Pride” event ended with a barbecue and a concert by the band Saturnine, featuring Verderosa on guitar and vocals, Jason Meiser ’06 on drums, Mike Fiore ’06 on lead guitar, and Mike “Sponge” Seligman ’06 on bass.
Saturnine had a special guest performer for its first song, as Peters, who plays guitar, got up on stage and helped get the crowd rocking to “Helter Skelter.”