The lounge in the Union was so packed last Friday night, it left little to no room to sit. More than 60 students eagerly awaited the arrival of the goldfish that they were about to make a
small home for.
The theme of this Warrior Night was “Make Your Own Aquarium,” which is just one of many enjoyable late night activities that students can go to throughout the school year. This event was so popular that students had to be cleared out of the lounge, line up at the door and be given numbered tickets to keep it as organized as possible.
Each person received one small tank, brightly colored pebbles to line the bottom of the tank and one goldfish-which they got to select themselves.
Many students had heard about the event from Facebook or the many flyers around campus, while others are frequenters to the Warrior Nights throughout the year.
“I like coming to these, you get free stuff,” exclaimed Tabby Pellegrino, a junior who is majoring
in marine science/biology. “I love marine life. I would love to get a fish because of my major.
The Warrior Nights are a positive opportunity for young college students who have limited funds, as these events are entirely free. Another reason for coming out to events like these is to get away from the stress that school can bring.
“I was doing a lot of homework and thought this would be a nice break from that. This is going to be the new pet for the Society of Physics Students, his name is Rutherford.” said Zachary Rinchiuso, a senior physics/philosophy major.
The Warrior Nights give students the opportunity to meet new people and have a safe weekend night alternative. The themes range from karaoke, make your own mug and open mic nights, to physical activities like wiffle-ball and kickball.
These events are all inclusive, so commuters are more than welcome to participate too! In fact, there was even a design your own license plate frame night last semester.
While the make your own aquarium event lasted about an hour due to the limited supplies, the other events usually end around midnight. Chris Bello, The Assistant Director of Student Engagement’s, main concern is that students are out socializing and doing so in a safe manner.
“It keeps students away from alcohol and the bars. It’s also a great way to meet new people.” said Bello.
For the times and locations of Warrior Nights visit quantum.esu.edu/saa/.
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