Eight Notable Stonehill Tidbits

Costume Craze: Halloween has always been big on campus, with students dressing as everything from witches and cowboys to movie characters and animals. Take, for example, this throwback photo of Top Gun’s Goose and Maverick from the 2004 ACRES yearbook.

Big Spenders: The College-issued HillCard allows students to make purchases at 28 Easton stores and restaurants. Recent figures show that, just using their HillCards, our students spend more than $500,000 annually in Easton businesses.

Less Waste: Word has it that new showerheads in the residence halls save around four million gallons of water per year.

Defining Diversity: “Diversity is being invited to a party. Inclusion is being asked to dance,” Connie Cabello, director of intercultural affairs, in her keynote address to local high school students at a spring Diversity Recognition Day at Cape Cod Community College.

SWEET SEND-OFF: At the pre-Commencement barbecue, the College kisses the seniors goodbye. Of course, the kisses are chocolate ones presented in purple goodie bags prepared by Student Alumni Association volunteers. The bags contain notes of congratulations and encouragement from family, faculty, classmates and friends.

Completely Freakish: “The culture, the spirit, the strangeness that is this point between childhood and adulthood, that completely freakish concept of living with your best friends for four years, the adventure of it all. It’s magical and disgusting and beautiful and wonderful and strange all at once,” excerpt from Ryan DiFalco’s farewell editorial in Rolling Stonehill.

Tracking & Trailing: The Massachusetts State Police canine unit likes sniffing around Stonehill. On three occasions in recent times, it has used our grounds for training, most recently in June when officers put their Belgian Malinois through tracking and trailing exercises in wooded areas of campus.

QUIZ: When Stonehill opened for classes on Sept. 20, 1948, there were two official buildings on campus, Donahue Hall and the Ames Gym (now Alumni Hall). How many individual buildings are there on campus today?
A. 42
B. 65
C. 71
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