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Color blasts culture on Isles
Handfuls of environmentally safe colored dye, thrown by students, flew across the field on the College of Coastal Georgia's Brunswick campus Friday as students danced around in white clothes splashed with hues of every color.

The event, sponsored by the Art Club and the International Club, was actually a Hindu spring festival called Holi, a day of color.

Charles Poston, president of the Art Club, said the story behind the festival, a celebration of life, is one of faith.

He said it was a great opportunity for college students and the public to experience a different culture.

"When we think of this time of year, we always think of our own backyard holidays that take place like Easter. This is different and it's celebration of color. It's spring colors beating out the doldrums of winter," he said.

Poston would like to see more events sponsored by campus clubs, which want to be part of the college's outreach programs.

"The college has been growing, and we as students want to help people understand the transition we've been making," Poston said.

John Cornell, director of marketing and public relations for the college, is thankful for the efforts of the clubs for a variety of reasons.

"The study body is starting to really take hold of this idea that, for the campus to become an exciting and vibrant campus, they're the one who has to do things like this," he said.

"It's also wonderful in that it's bringing diverse groups together and hopefully we'll see more things like this happening at the college."

* Reporter Sarah Lundgren writes about education and other local topics. Contact her at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 322.

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