Holidays at Northeastern

Stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff wel­comed the winter hol­i­days by com­peting in gin­ger­bread house con­tests, donating toys, marking the start of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting, dancing and reflecting at a Kwanzaa cel­e­bra­tion, and lighting Christmas trees.

Photos by Brooks Canaday.

  • Kelsey Zimmerer (center), CAMD '16, reacts to seeing Frosty the Snowman during the Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting on Krentzman Quad.

  • Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity react as the trees on Krentzman Quad light up during the Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting.

  • President Joseph E. Aoun (center), shakes hands with outgoing Hillel president Arthur Maserjian, DMSB '14, while celebrating the first night of Hanukkah with members of the Northeastern Jewish community by lighting the campus Menorah on Krentzman Quad.

  • Shanice Bedassie, COS '15, lights a kinara candle symbolizing the core principle of kujichagulia, or self-determination, during the Kwanzaa celebration at the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute.

  • Chibuzor Kalu, CSSH '14, of the Caribbean Student Organization dances to the music of IntaAfrika at the Kwanzaa celebration at the John D. O'Bryant African-American Insitute.

  • Jessica Vasquez (left), Bouve '15, and Katherine Christopher, DMSB '17, move toys collected for donation to the Hildebrand Family Self Help Center, Inc. of Cambridge during a toy drive organized by the Latino Student Cultural Center.

  • Engineering students watch as their gingerbread creations are tested on an earthquake-simulating shake table at the 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition organized by the Northeastern chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers in the basement of Snell Engineering.

  • A student collects some of the 2,000 pounds of candy on hand during the 12th Annual Northeastern Gingerbread House Construction Contest in Stetson West.

  • A Taj Mahal gingerbread house is on display in the Xhibition Kitchen following the 12th Annual Northeastern Gingerbread House Construction Contest.

  • From left, Rachel Lake, CSSH '15, and Leah Campbell, CSSH '14, work on their gingerbread house, "Snowmageddon."

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