Fourth Annual History vs Journalism KickNic at SUNY Purchase

Journalists Kyle McKenzie and Thomas Falletta (standing). Picture courtesy of Lisa Nguyen.

The journalists trounced the historians 8-1 this year in the Fourth Annual SUNY Purchase KickNic on the Great Lawn Monday afternoon.

Evidently, not only do we journalists write the first draft for them, we have to school those historians in the art of kicking a giant red rubber ball into the wide blue yonder!

Scores of journalism and history majors turned up. Some to play. Others to cheer. Many to eat. Journalism alums were also in attendance, including Jessica Glenza and Mike Zacchio, both gainfully employed as journalists, I might add. Mike as a sports reporter at The Journal News, and Jessica as a reporter at Main Street Connect.

Lisa Nguyen, a journalism senior, put her multimedia skills to use and photographed the event, kindly sharing her pictures through Flickr. The pictures in this post are hers.

Director of Residence Life, John Delate, was the umpire for the event, which was organized by professors of history Laura Chmielewski and Diana Reinhard as well as the journalism faculty.

The weather was a little chilly but the food was good and, most importantly, free. A good time was had by all. If you missed it this year, there’s always next!

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