Marywood Madness tradition continues with Arabian Nights theme


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Anne Zukowski, Web Editor

Want to travel to another country? This year’s traditional Marywood Madness will be an Arabian Nights theme in the Latour Room of the Nazareth Student Center.

Originally, the night was planned to have live fire shows and bonfires in the parking lot of the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies Center, but because of potential rain, the location changed.

Marywood’s cheer, step and dance teams will kick off the night with performances and Marywood’s athletic teams will be recognized.

Students will be able to vote for homecoming court candidates at the event.

Free t-shirts will be given out to the first 350 Marywood community members who arrive and 150 blankets will be thrown throughout the night. S’mores, varieties of food including Saudi food, hot cocoa and cider will also be offered.

“It’s great to bring all class years out to this,” said Kimberly Coleman, interim director of Student Activities & Leadership Development.

Alexis Namyak, a senior exercise science major, said she attended last year’s Medieval Madness.

“This looks very different from last year’s event… last year’s appealed to certain people,” said Namyak. “It’s a good week for relaxing after Fall Break and after midterm week.”

On Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. the Arabian Nights theme continues at the homecoming formal off campus at Fiorelli’s in Peckville. It will be a night of dinner, dancing to a live DJ and socializing. Later in the night, the homecoming court winners will be announced.

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