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Weekend Events Bring Students Together

By Jasmine Demers, Tukwut Life Student Assistant—Communications, 2016

CSUSM hosted a number of events this past weekend where students had the opportunity to engage in interactive activities with friends and take a break from busy course work.

The Cougar Jump, hosted by the Dean of Students Office, was a free event held on Friday, March 6. Students were provided with three inflatable activities including an obstacle course, a bungee run and a Velcro wall. Nearly 200 students from all around campus came to enjoy the snacks, music and entertainment.

“The Cougar Jump was really fun because it is something new that our campus has never done before!” said student Hunter Chanove. “This served as a great de-stressing event for me because it was right before midterms.”

Another event that took place this past weekend was Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag, hosted by Campus Recreation and the University Student Union Advisory Board (USUAB) on Saturday, March 7.

In this creative twist on the classic game, several student teams competed, covering their arms and faces with glow-in-the-dark paint and wearing glow sticks so they would stand out in the night. Students engaged in competition while also demonstrating friendly sportsmanlike conduct.

“There was a great response from the students who came out and participated,” said student and USUAB Representative Kadie Heck. “We even extended the game because they didn't want to stop playing.”

Students also had the opportunity to create bonds with their fellow Cougars by participating in the game together.

“This event in particular asked for students to form large teams, which is a great way to bond with friends and meet new people in a fun and safe environment,” said Kadie.

Weekend events are a great way for students to stay engaged at CSUSM. Organizations across the University will be hosting additional events like these throughout the semester, so keep a lookout for even more opportunities to get involved and enjoy student life!