Students at the College of Nursing endure long hours and demanding course work, spending much of their time in labs and the library. But they also make time for fun. Over the years the students have let off steam and showed their school pride in many ways. For the 100th anniversary of the Medical School in 1924, students and faculty staged a Centennial Celebration theatrical performance which recreated great moments in medicine, including the establishment of the nursing corps by Florence Nightingale. Extracurricular activities such as the Student Government Association, the school newspaper, and the yearbook served to bring students together as did beach parties at the beach house of Marguerite Andell. In the 1950s and 1960s students held a Miss Medical College pageant and named a Miss Christmas Belle at the Christmas Ball. More recently, students spend their “free” time playing recreational sports such as tennis and basketball, unwinding at the annual Alhambra socials and Halloween parties, and performing community service as part of MUSC Gives Back.