Cupcake Wars: Sweet Campus Unity

by The Cowl Editor on February 13, 2020


by Arianna Weling ’23 A&E Staff

We all know and love Taco Tuesday, but Providence College put a different spin on Tuesday: Cupcake Tuesday. The event provided the opportunity to decorate and eat some delicious cupcakes, enjoy watching campus clubs compete against one another, and even compete for a LaSalle Bakery gift-card, judged by Alumni Hall Food Court’s very own Sue Valenti. 


The event featured the following clubs: Board of Programmers (BOP), Board of Multicultural Student Affairs (BMSA), Student Congress, Friars Club, and Campus Ministry. Each of the clubs competed in four rounds with designated themes: Friars, Holidays, Animals, and Emojis. With the stakes high for a Lasalle Bakery gift card, the clubs were out for blood. 

After rounds of icing and decorating, Friars Club and Campus Ministry ended up tying, causing a tiebreaker in which both clubs had to decorate a cupcake that best described their club in just a minute. Thinking quickly and creatively, Friars Club managed to successfully take the win.

Ultimately, the event generated positive feedback from students, participants, and Valenti. Nicole Gass ’20 added, “It was really fun to see all the different clubs come together and to have Sue here judging.”

The celebrity judge, Valenti, shared the same experience, noting, “The event was planned very creatively. All the organizers worked well together, and everyone had a good time.” 

Events like Cupcake Wars are a great unifier among the clubs, emphasizing the Friar family mentality. Between class, club meetings, and the busy lifestyle of Friars, events like these are significant in bringing the student body together and being fun de-stressors.