LSU held several holiday events on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for students, children and faculty to have an enjoyable holiday season and to make final’s week more bearable.
Holiday performances were held in the LSU Student Union Theatre at 5 p.m. The performances included holiday sing-a-longs, dancing, spoken word, and a special visit from Santa and Mike the Tiger.
Also, the African American Cultural Center hosted a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 5:30 p.m. This event was held to celebrate the traditional African values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. This who attended enjoyed music, dance, food and storytelling.
Later from 6-8 p.m., LSU Staff Senate held its annual Holiday on Campus, which had arts and crafts, door prizes, entertainment, games, photos with Santa and refreshments. Donations were brought for Toys for Tots and the LSU Food Pantry.
Another big event that took place is the tree lighting in Free Speech Circle at 7:15 p.m. Free CC’s Coffee House cocoa and coffee was available.
Mass Communication students celebrate at the tree lighting ceremony.
Lastly, the 5 and the 459 dining halls had the LSU President’s Late-Night Breakfast from 10 p.m. - midnight. Students were encouraged to eat an early breakfast and possibly see President F. King Alexander.
Mass Communication students Brooke Smith and Mackenzie Messer enjoy pancakes at Late-Night Breakfast.
- Maggie Landry
Tell me where you are from and what high school you attended
I am from Westlake, La. and I went to Westlake High School.
How old are you and what is your major?
I’m 19 years old. My major is mass communication. I am concentrating in PR with a minor in business admin.
How long have you worked with ImPRint?
My first semester of freshmen year, so it would be a year. That is actually surprising.
What is the best lesson you have learned while working with ImPRint?
How to deal with difficult clients. In PR, you never know who your client is going to be and you have to be ready to accommodate all kinds of clients based on their wants and needs.
Where do you see ImPRint in the next year or so?
I see ImPRint growing in not only clients but also in members. ImPRint is such a unique opportunity and I have plans to make that more known throughout campus.
What advice do you have for freshmen or for any public relations students?Get involved in much as you can with Manship. For PR students, getting involved with PRSSA and ImPRint will grow you as a professional. When you get involved with organizations the experience is as good as you make it, so make sure to apply yourself to get the most out of it.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
My favorite thing to do in my free time is to go to coffee shops and to pet my dog [Bitty].
Favorite TV show?
Sex and the City
It is a close tie between Halloween and Christmas.
Venti Strawberry Acai Refresher with no strawberry inclusions.
What is your ideal rainy day?
I would wake up around 11 a.m. and then I would put on nice jeans, a black t-shirt and Chelsea boots outfit. Then, I would go to a coffee shop and spend a few hours reading a book. Next, go home and take a nap. Wake up and go to Buffalo Wild Wings and get a queso and chips with a small honey barbeque boneless wing. Then, I would go home and take a hot bath with a bath bomb from Lush. Grab a pint of Bluebell Cookies and Cream ice cream while sitting in bed with my dog watching trashy reality TV until I either finish the ice cream or fall asleep.
We are so excited to have Sam as our new co-director and to see her in this new role next semester.