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DSU Ushers In Holiday Season with Annual Tree Lighting

by Janelle Hill Dec 5, 2022
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The campus community came together for an annual celebration of fellowship and Christmas cheer. 

The IDEAS club and Student Government Association once again hosted the Christmas tree lighting—complete with a countdown this year—on the campus mall after DUCSgiving. The ceremony featured a special performance from the dance team. The DSU chorale also led the crowd in a singalong of “Deck the Halls” and “Silent Night.” 

“The tree lighting has become more of a tradition on campus instead of just a club event,” said Robert Barone ’23, a health care administration major and acting president of the IDEAS club for the fall semester. “It’s something that involves everyone on campus, and it’s a nice way to bring everyone together before they go off for the Thanksgiving holiday.”

Frankie the Bulldog even got in on the festivities by dressing up as Santa. The celebration also featured a photo booth, hot chocolate and cookies, DSU themed ornaments, and a food collection station for the campus food pantry.