Student Activities Council had a strong turnout at Video Game Night, an event that allowed students to relax, have fun and meet new friends through the common interest of playing video games.
The event took place in the Glasshouse in the Hasty Student Life Center from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Two Xbox and Wii gaming consoles were set up for students to play games including Madden, FIFA, Dance Revolution, Wii Sports and Mario Kart. Board games were also provided to entertain students waiting their turn to compete on the video game consoles.
Approximately 60 students attended the event. Freshman Chloe Promiscuo, a Student Activities Council member in charge of organizing the event, hoped it would be a good way for students to spend time outside of their dorms.
“I want [students] to have a fun, safe Friday night and be able to get involved in their school life,” she said.
Coordinator of Student Programming and Service Meredith Keating thought the event would be a good opportunity to reach students who do not typically go to school events.
“It’s an opportunity to do something that [students] can do with old friends, but with new friends,” Keating said.
Freshman Josiah Williams echoed Keating’s sentiments. He thought the event was a great way to meet people and the video games helped students connect with one another.
“People want the chance to mingle with other people outside their social group,” Williams said. “You interact with more people because you actually have to communicate with others. Competition is the best way to communicate.”
Your Event Source, a vendor from Charlotte, North Carolina provided the gaming systems, video games and television monitors. The company will return to campus for the planned laser tag event on Feb. 4, 2017 and Spring Day on April 6, 2017.
Written By: Jordan Beach. Photo Credit: Jordan Beach.