The Black Action Society hosted a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 7 in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event included education about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how they lead into the preparation for the New Year; poetry readings based on each principle; soul food; and a performance by the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble. Kwanzaa is celebrated Dec. 26-31. Photos by Alex Zarynow, freshman from Potomac. Md.