Stay Busy, My Friends

I am seriously so thankful for the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and all the events they plan for students. Because of their hard work and creative minds, we students never have a dull weekend; whether they’re hosting a comedian in the Crow’s Nest or introducing a quaint, hipster band into the Gaines Theatre or planning a simple movie night, CAB always exceeds my expectations.

Earlier last semester, I attended Pinterest Day, an event put on by CAB, and had one of the best afternoons. Of course this function was not intriguing to everyone, but to a girl like me who could literally craft for hours, it was like manna from heaven. Basically, I walked in and saw mason jars waiting for us, and my mind immediately went into a state of intense euphoria. I don’t remember much else after that, but I know I was inspired to craft tons more after finishing at Pinterest Day. I promptly bought up tons of canvases and started spray painting old frappuccino  bottles to decorate my suite’s common room.

CAB also planned a haunted house for us during the Halloween season. I am not a fan of Halloween and scary things, but my interest was piqued towards this event. It seemed like a more tame version of similar haunted houses at places like Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion. Thus, I went. It was both terrifying and really fun; while I hated walking past fellow students in madhouse costumes, I really enjoyed the thrill of ambling through a makeshift mental hospital. Though I was certainly shaken up after finishing the walkthrough, I was also super proud of CAB for putting  such a creepy event together so well!

Most recently, I’ve appreciated CAB’s selection of movies brought to campus. Just a few weekends ago, my friends and I got to see “Warm Bodies” (at no cost, and with free popcorn!). I’m looking forward to watching “Catching Fire” and many more recent hits. Last year, CAB was completely on point with their movie selections – from “The Avenger”s to “Les Miserables” to “The Hobbit” to “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” there was literally something for everyone.

So, if you’re needing plans for a weekend, look no further than CAB’s schedule of events! From massive, campus-wide happenings to simple, focused get-togethers, CAB’s got our back entertainment-wise.

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