Immaculata Magazine Summer 2014 - page 21

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f you would have told me I would have been a part of the
Mac Pack when I came to Immaculata, I would have never
believed you! However, I had an intense amount of school spirit,
and I was an animated person around campus as well. I had recently
applied to become a student ambassador for Admissions, and I was
looking for other ways to get involved. My friends saw that there
were tryouts for a new mascot program for Mac, a mascot who had
not been on campus for some time. They encouraged me to try
out, and after thinking on it for a while, I decided to jump in and
give it a try.
The rest is history. I joined the original “new” Mac Pack in 2007,
and I was a part of the team until I graduated in 2010. While I did
a fair mix of performing and spotting with Mac, I was primarily
a performer. I did a number of basketball games, admissions open
houses, parades, and other sporting events, but my favorite event was
a mascot baseball game that was held at the National Constitution
Center in Philadelphia. We played this game with mascots from other
Philadelphia area sports teams, including the 76ers mascot!
I believe Mac has been a crucial part of the Immaculata family.
For every school (Immaculata U included), the mascot is the heart
of school spirit not only in athletics, but within the entire school
community as well. Though the various colleges and departments
may not interact every day with each other, Mac helps bring them
together, as everyone loves to see Mac!! Being a part of the Mac Pack
was a special experience at Immaculata that I will never forget! It was
a way to be a part of something that brings the entire Immaculata
family together, and for me personally, the Mac Pack created a small
family for me, as we were able to depend on and work with each other
in many other areas of Immaculata life as well!
While I have moved on from the Mac Pack, I am now a teacher
at Roman Catholic High School in Center City Philadelphia,
where I teach Social Studies to freshmen and sophomores. I try
to bring that same animation and spirit to my teaching every day.
But most importantly, Mac helped boost my school spirit for
Immaculata. I bleed blue and white, and I can attribute much of that
to the time I was in the Mac Pack.
INSIDE SCOOP
PAUL M
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ANDREW ’10
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Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands
Alaska
Bruges, Belgium
Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands
Tivoli Gardens in Denmark
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Delft Pottery in Delft, Netherlands
Mac in Europe
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