By Lauren Lavelle
The Rider community was in the holiday spirit as it celebrated the annual lighting of Moore Library on Nov. 20.
The ceremony began with the annual Celebration of Lights and ended with a performance from the Unashamed Gospel Choir and an inspiring thought from Dean of Students Anthony Campbell: “The light is the joy and the strength you all bring to the university.”
Next was the lighting of Moore Library with events for all ages.
Students enjoyed hot chocolate, took pictures with Santa and made holiday cards for the children at University Medical Center of Princeton. There was also a performance by Rider’s Dance Team and a special giveaway from 107.7 The Bronc.
The Cranberry King and Queen were also announced. After polling hundreds of votes, the crowns went to senior communication studies major Kyle Bivens and senior human resource management major Sandra DiGrazio.
“Winning Cranberry King was something I really didn’t want back at MAACness in September when SGA originally announced the 2015 Cranberry Court,” said Bivens. “Once voting week came is when I really wanted to have the title, and it’s a good feeling knowing that your peers were willing to vote for you. This is a great way to end my senior year and last semester at Rider right before I study abroad in England next semester.”