School Pride Fills the Beren Campus during Spirit Week
In an annual tradition, the students of Stern College for Women come together for an annual Shabbaton called “Beren Unite.” The Shabbaton is intended to unify the student body, faculty and administration on Yeshiva University’s Beren Campus in a unique way—with everyone involved getting to know each other in an informal setting.
This year, the week leading up to the Shabbaton, February 21-26, was Spirit Week at Stern College. “Spirit Week is our chance to get the Beren community really hyped about being here and to really appreciate what an amazing place and community we have,” said Leora Niderberg, a junior at Stern. “We often take it for granted but it’s amazing. We do amazing things here every day.”
The student councils worked together and organized events that would take place for each night of Spirit Week.
“We wanted to start off with a bang so we decided to use Koch Auditorium and make a life-sized game of Candyland with the students as players,” said Shosh Balk, a senior at Stern. “We thought it would be a really fun beginning to the week—bringing everyone together and getting everyone psyched about the weekend.”
Other events included tie dying, Dance Dance Revolution and a surprise musical performance in both cafeterias at the end of the week.
“This is the first year ever that we have done something like this and it is really exciting,” added Jamie Schneider, a junior at Stern.