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After being broken up for five years, Ween reunited with a series of performances at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado. A year and a half later, the beloved band will return to the colorful state and make their return to renowned Morrison, CO venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre!Ween has announced a performance at Red Rocks on July 12th, their first at the famed venue since 2009. Expect lots of excitement when brown meets red! Tickets and more information about the show can be found here. This show marks their sixth-ever performance on the Rocks, but also their first since reuniting. We can’t wait.To get in the mood for the madness to come, be sure to watch Ween’s 2006 Red Rocks performance in the video below.
The typically silent Le Mans Green was bustling with noise Sunday evening when the Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Activities Board hosted a movie night complete with frozen yogurt, t-shirts and popcorn. Students came to the front of Saint Mary’s signature building to celebrate sisterhood and friendship with a showing of the modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in the movie “She’s The Man.”Juniors Olivia Allen and Haley Mitchell were part of SGA’s Social Concern Committee, which organized the event. The celebration was hosted in honor of Support a Belle, Love a Belle, which used to be a week-long series of events involving snacks and t-shirts at different points in the week. This year, however, all of the small events were combined into one large occasion. Colleen Fischer | The Observer Saint Mary’s students gathered on Le Mans Green Sunday night to celebrate the “Support a Belle, Love a Belle” event. The occasion aimed to emphasize sisterhood and community between students.“The motto of student government this year was to go big, so we took that as not doing five events or six events throughout the week and really make one big event that we feel would encompass a lot of the girls in the student body,” Allen said. “That would get a lot of [the girls] here instead of having 30 girls show up to this event and 15 show up [to another]. We can really appeal to a lot of girls by doing a movie, fro-yo [and] popcorn all at one event. We just wanted to go big for everyone.”The reconstruction of the event also caused a greater singular turn-out, Mitchell said.“It’s better from years past because most of us lay around on Sundays,” Mitchell said. “You have had a week of going, going, going and it’s a perfect time to spend time with your friends, to spend time with your classmates instead of trying to find time on a Wednesday evening to go to an event. It really opens up the community. “While the event used to take place in a variety of the dorms and academic buildings on campus, this year the event took place on Le Mans Green. Organizers thought this decision would encourage more students to attend.“Having it on Le Mans Green means that everyone can see it and it will make more people come out,” sophomore Becca Klaybor said.From camaraderie to free food, attendees were motivated by different factors after hearing about the event in a variety of ways.“I heard about [the event] from a group of friends,” first-year Sydney Bleich said. “We all decided to come out [because] it sounded like fun.”First-year Hannah Stombaugh said she was attracted to the event after hearing what it would involve.“It was well-advertised and the lure of fro-yo, popcorn and free shirts was compelling,” Stombaugh said. “It is a nice night.”Sophomore Sydney Hnat said she was motivated by a similar reason.“[The appeal was] definitely the ice cream,” Hnat said. “Everything is ice cream. Fro-yo for days.”At the start of the event, students gathered on the grass after claiming their free T-shirt. They also brought sheets, blankets and comforters to lay on with friends and classmates as they settled in for the movie.The movie was also timed with the arrival of fall. Excitement over the changing weather added to the night, sophomore Jenna Stengle said.“Fall is the perfect time to show a movie,” she said. “Why not do it with a bunch of your classmates and friends?”The event not only allowed friends and classmates to come together — it also provided a place for different years to meet and mingle, first-year Sydney Hruskoci said.“As a freshman, I really want to get to know as many people as possible and this is a great way to do it,” Hruskoci said.Junior Whitney Lewis said she valued the opportunity to bond with people outside of her year.“It brings together people from different classes,” Lewis said. “It doesn’t matter if you are a freshman or a senior — the sisterhood shines through.”In addition to the free food, the company and the communal benefits of the event, some students were motivated by no other reason than to spend a couple of hours away from their schoolwork.“It’s a nice way to avoid the responsibilities of the next week,” first-year Katie O’Hara said. “I’m going to ignore all my responsibilities while I’m here.”One of the major aims of the event, Allen said, was to spread kindness and community.“One of the things we have going at the event is called the kindness table, and that has to do with writing sticky notes to give to someone or stick somewhere on campus and that was a part of the sisterhood,” she said.Allen said she views the movie as a “perfect idea” for the event.“[We thought the movie] would really get people out to the event where we have had a problem getting big numbers to the event,” Allen said. “And what better way to get girls to come eat together, watch a movie together, laugh together and be together?”Tags: Le Mans, Le Mans Green, movie night, SABLAB, support a belle love a belle
L-R, Andrew Torre, Ahmad Ahmad, Kemi Okusanya Visa signs as Payments Technology Sponsor for Total Africa Cup of Nations to bring the continent’s biggest football tournament to fans everywhereVisa extends its relationship with football this summer by partnering with the biggest international association football competition in AfricaVisa, the global leader in payments, will bring its global brand and technology to African football this summer as it officially announced its partnership with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) as a sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in 2019 and 2021. The sponsorship deal will make the payments giant the exclusive payment services provider at all venues during the Total AFCON tournaments in 2019 and 2021 and will be the preferred payment option for tickets bought both in-person and online. In addition, Visa will be the official partner of the player escort program, giving over 1,100 children the opportunity to lead their football heroes out at the Total AFCON matches.Visa has a long and proud history of supporting football, having been a sponsor of the FIFA World Cup since 2007. Coming off the back of a successful 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia and with preparations underway for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, this association builds on Visa’s strategy to bring the best of their sponsorship experience on the global stage to regional tournaments.Ahmad Ahmad, President, Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) said: “The benefits of investing in African football are clear to see, and with football being the number one passion of consumers across the continent we’re delighted to welcome Visa as a sponsor of the Total AFCON tournament. Through this partnership with CAF, Visa will be able to connect further with its customers and leverage CAF as an innovative marketing platform. Africa is now more connected than ever before, and Visa’s payment network will play a vital role in reaching and rewarding fans across the region. I’m certain that together we will take African football to the next level.”“Football is the most popular sport in the world with an estimated 4 billion fans and the sport intrinsically aligns with Visa’s values of acceptance and inclusion. The Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament is arguably the most important football event in our region where the best of African football comes together. We are very proud to begin our association with CAF, Lagardère Sports and the Total AFCON tournament to support the growth of football in our key markets,” said Andrew Torre, Regional President, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA), Visa.“Being the exclusive payment services partner at some of the biggest global sporting properties in the world has enabled us to showcase the latest in payment innovation on a global stage and has had a demonstrable impact on the fan experience and local merchant environment. We are looking forward to a very big summer in 2019 where through our sponsorship of two of the largest football tournaments in the world, we can connect football’s most passionate and engaged audiences through our powerful, reliable and secure payment network and create unique and unforgettable experiences for global football fans, cardholders and clients alike,” said Torre.With every global sponsorship, Visa has focused on supporting host markets by connecting more local merchants to Visa’s payment network so that the influx of global fans traveling to the sporting venues can make safe and convenient payments. Visa has also historically enabled cardholders to win the chance to attend matches, and while there, having the chance to experience new payment experiences that improve their onsite experience. Most recently at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, fans and merchants were able to enjoy and experience secure contactless payment technology that was rolled out at the 12 FIFA World Cup Russia stadiums.Visa aims to leverage the Total AFCON platform to continue to deliver exceptional benefits to its local communities, clients, partners and fans as they come together to support the best of African football.This landmark partnership was brokered by Lagardère Sports.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram