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Articles Tagged ‘ Waterfront ’

May 1, 201212:27 am

Students “Get Their Float On” at the Waterfront

Students at the Get Your Float on event enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers cooked on the Sailing Club’s charcoal grill.( photo by Kristin Seymour)


Friday, April 27 marked the end of classes for the Spring 2012 semester at St. Mary’s, and many students took advantage of the sunny clear blue skies and invigorating wind to celebrate spring before finals week at the Sailing Club’s bi-annual “Get Your Float On” event. Sunbathing, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking were encouraged as students […]

Posted in Features

November 2, 201112:20 am

Men’s And Women’s Swimming Undefeated

The College Sailing Team competed in the Masia Open on Oct. 29-30. (Photo by Justin Foreman)


Both men’s and women’s Swimming won their first meets, making them undefeated as they prepare for home meets on Friday November 4th against Randolph-Macon College at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday November 5th against Goucher College at 1 p.m. Junior Joanna Purich explained the nature of swim meets:“First, there’s a relay with four people on each […]

Posted in Sports

October 18, 201112:28 am

Great Bamboo Boat Race is Successful

The winners of the Bamboo Boat Race display their check rewards. (Photo by Alex Stillson)


On Saturday Oct. 1, 2011, the annual “Great Bamboo Boat Race” was held during Hawktoberfest at Family Weekend. Out of the 15 teams registered, 13 participated in three separate heats, the two preliminary races and the final. The teams had three hours to cobble together a seaworthy vessel out of raw materials that could carry them to victory.

Posted in News

September 27, 201112:22 am

Students Celebrate River at Annual Get Your Float On


Students get ready for a ride out onto the St. Mary’s River with the help of those working at the waterfront’s Get Your Float On. (Photo by Keene Kelderman)

SMCM Sailing Club’s Fall Get Your Float On (GYFO) was a resounding success. Students went sailing and learned the basics of kayaking and windsurfing.

September 13, 201112:18 am

Riverfest, Fun with the Community


During this year’s Riverfest, tables with arts and crafts, animal exhibits, and information about local environmental groups offered visitors a taste of St. Mary’s River and the community it supports. (Photo by Steve Rees)

Last weekend, various members of the St. Mary’s community, both within the college and out, came out to celebrate the event known as Riverfest.

October 9, 20101:36 am

Hawktoberfest 2010: A College Athletic Celebration


The St. Mary’s Hawktoberfest, held last Friday through Sunday alongside the College’s Family Weekend, saw a host of activities to commemorate the past, present, and future athleticism of St. Mary’s.

September 22, 20098:03 am

New Dock Contributes to Sustainable Future of SMC Waterfront


The new $750,000 dock being built down on the waterfront will do more than provide extra space for dinghies, safety boats and sunbathers; its main utility will be breaking the waves that are slowly eroding the shoreline of the St. Mary’s River. A sandy beach has already replaced the unsightly sandbags that made it seem […]

February 24, 200912:00 pm

Polar Bear Splash Leaves Students Cold, Wounded


On Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, over 150 students and faculty members  participated in St. Mary’s third annual Polar Bear Splash. Over 200 other students and onlookers cheered on their friends as they prepared to make the plunge. The College’s Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) passed out waivers in order to protect themselves from any liability […]