During the early evening of Sunday, April 23, Brendan “Dunny” Donovan, ’17, and Michaela “Mik” Horne, ’17, were (fake) joined in a beautiful celebration of (un)Holy Matrimony. Connor Murray, ’17 acted as the officiant. The ceremony included vows, speeches by various members of the wedding party, and of course an after party.
“I know it has been a long standing tradition. ‘Student made’ traditions are important because they hold a connection to all students and alumni who’ve participated in the past,” said Donovan.
On Friday, April 21, 23 models walked across the Mound in the 200s, hoping to win the votes (and the hearts) of judges with their model-like struts. Costumes were bold, varied, and extremely revealing. Brent Murray, ’17, emerged victorious in the Zoolander-inspired contest. Rachel Persson, ’17, and Jessica Barnett, ’17 organized the event.
On May 3, at the time of press, members of the Class of 2017 planned to parade into Alliot’s Green Mountain Dining Room for Senior Prom. Seniors, many donning their high school prom attire, anticipated sitting down together to enjoy one of their last meals provided by the fine people at Sodexo.
“It’s traditional and it’s fun! It’s unique and special to St. Mike’s and speaks to our class camaraderie,” said Jennifer Toner, ‘17, who organized the event on Facebook.
This coming Saturday, May 6, many students plan ongregate on the 300s field dressed in their Sunday best to celebrate St. Michael’s annual iteration of the Kentucky Derby. Townhouses across campus take particular interest as their handpicked “horse” and jockey compete for bragging rights in a race across a makeshift course in the 300s field.
“I really love the social aspect of Derby Day,” said Maddy Hansen ’17. “Plus I bought a large purple hat on a whim about a month ago, and I’m realizing that Derby Day will be the perfect time to wear it!”