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Students take break prior to finals week at the Colonel Carnival

November 29, 2018

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Students take break prior to finals week at the Colonel Carnival

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

The Office of Residential Living student staff hosted the Colonel Carnival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom on November 27.

The event featured carnival games, refreshments, prizes and music. The event was open to everyone and was completely free.

Students were given two types of tickets when they walked in. The first was a book of red tickets, which were used at the candy table, games and bounce house. The second ticket was a blue one, which was for the grand prize. Every twenty minutes, a blue ticket would be pulled for a chance to win Apple AirPods.

There were six games set up. Each had their own prizes, and their level of difficulty increased. As the games went up in difficulty, the prizes also went up in value. The first game was a giant bowling set up. The second was a game of horseshoes, but the sixth game had the longest line.

Students had three chances to pull rubber ducks out of a small pool and hope the symbols on the bottom matched. The prizes included beta fish, stainless steel thermal mugs and other gifts.

“I think it’s cool that the resident hall is providing something so fun for students to hang out, get to know each other and have the chance to win cool prizes,” said Madison Herbert, a nursing freshman from Bourg.

There was a table with popcorn and drinks for students. Even after spending tickets, lots of students hung around for a chance to win the prize.

“All the games were fun, and they had cool prices. It’s cool that they put on fun stuff like this for the students,” said Abby Hutchinson, a birth to five education freshman from Bourg.

The whole event was put on by the student staff. They worked the entrance table, games and refreshments.

Grant Henry, SGA president, said he also came out to enjoy the night.

“We had over 250 people in attendance, and all Colonels seem to have a wonderful time. We will definitely be doing something like this again in the future,” said Jozie Castillo Hall, director for Office of Residential Living.

Sophomore Emma Meister, a resident assistant for Millet Hall, said she hopes that there will be more events like the Colonel Carnival.

“It was really fun being able to spend time with my friends and co-workers alike. Just to come out and not have to stress about finals coming up is amazing,” Meister said.

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