by Jilly Horaneck
Elm Staff Writer
Easter is just around the corner at Washington College, and students are getting into the spirit.
On April 7, the Student Events Board (SEB) held their “Make and Take Eggs.” At the event, students dyed and painted hard boiled eggs. SEB provided the classic Easter candies such as Peeps, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, and Cadbury eggs.
Event organizer sophomore Claire Gardner said, “The idea came to mind because the holiday themed parties were particularly successful last semester, so [SEB] wanted to do another Spring themed one.”
The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha hold Pink Out week twice a year to raise awareness and funds for foundations that support breast cancer research.
Zeta sisters kicked off their Pink Out week with their Zeta Easter Egg Hunt in Wilmer Park.
Junior Chelsea Stevens, President of Zeta, said, “The Easter Egg Hunt has been a long-standing tradition for many years. It is a great way to involve the community with our philanthropy, and its popularity has grown over the years within the community.”
Freshman Alyssa Longenecker said, “[The Easter Egg Hunt] was a lot of fun and I cannot wait for my first Pink Out Week.”
In the fall, Pink Out Week is held in October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month. The sisters pass out pink ribbons and put up pink decorations. Spring Pink Out week is a bit different.
This semester, Pink Out Week takes place from April 9 to April 14. “This year’s Pink Out Week will consist of a table in Hodson all week where we will be accepting donations as well as sell our pink goose stickers, give information about Breast Cancer and promote the Pink Out Baseball game, held on April 12,” Stevens said.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer among women and second leading cause of death.
“We really encourage everyone to come by and help spread the awareness of such an important cause that affects so many people,” Stevens said.