Photos of the Week: Week of 4/1


Photo by: Arielle Ray
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Students throw brightly-colored powder in celebration of the Hindu color festival known as Holi. The festival is observed by Hindus annually in February or March to mark the arrival of spring, and involves participants throwing fistfuls of colored cornstarch to represent the bright colors of the new season.

 

Photo by: Arielle Ray
Edward T. Foote Green at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Sunday, March 31st, 2013

A student shows off her hand covered with neon cornstarch after participating in the Hindu color-throwing festival known as Holi. The festival is observed by Hindus annually in February or March to mark the arrival of spring, and involves participants throwing fistfuls of colored powder to represent the bright colors of the new season.

 

Photo by: Holly Bensur
The UC Pool at the University of Miami’s Whitten University Center, Coral Gables, FL – Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The Scuba diving student organization UScuba lines up air tanks along the UC pool before the Discover Scuba event as part of Ocean Awareness Week on Wednesday evening. The event involved certified scuba divers in the club teaching scuba newbies the ins-and-outs of diving in a controlled environment like the UC pool in preparation for eventual scuba certification themselves.

 

 

Photo by: Holly Bensur
The UC Pool at the University of Miami’s Whitten University Center, Coral Gables, FL – Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Mask in hand, freshman Michael Vander Meiden looks out over the UC pool as he prepares for a Wednesday evening Discover Scuba crash course on how to scuba dive, conducted by the diving organization UScuba as part of UM’s Ocean Awareness Week.

 

Photo by: Holly Bensur
The UC Pool at the University of Miami’s Whitten University Center, Coral Gables, FL – Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Sophomore Evan Sawan (center), a certified scuba instructor and VP of the student diving organization UScuba, teaches freshmen Rylee Bowles (left) and Joy Lakin (right) how to check the pressure of their air tanks as they prepare to dive in the UC pool as part of the Discover Scuba event of Ocean Awareness Week on Wednesday evening.