Game show inspires residence hall event
Gretchen Burns | reporter
Friday night saw students participating in games that aren’t normally seen around the campus of Pittsburg State.
The Residence Hall Assembly presented the program Minute to Win It, based on the popular television game show, on the lawn of the Crimson Commons Apartments.
Roughly 30 residents attended the event, which was part of the “Banana Bash” opening week activities.
Haley Reynolds, freshman in math, went to the Grocery Carnival program and says she believes that the events were a great way for new residents to meet new people.
“I like meeting new people in a social gathering,” Reynolds said. “I’ve enjoyed all of the events that have been put on. These events allow for people to meet new people, learn their way around the campus, and have fun while doing it.”
Games were played like Grab Bag, where residents had to move paper bags with their teeth.
Head Bop was a popular game where residents had a pedometer strapped to their head. The object of the game was to move your head enough times to get the pedometer numbers up.
The game Yank Me was played where residents pulled cards out from in between plastic cups. Laughter was heard as students played Tweeze Me, by using a pair of tweezers to push a pill through a tennis racket into a cup below.
Alison Lemon, freshman in interior design, also enjoyed participating in the games and meeting the people who attended.
“It’s fun to see people who aren’t necessarily in your dorms,” Lemon said. “I think it’s fun to see how people act and you get to meet new people that way.”
Resident assistant Kevin Randles, junior in business management and accounting, says that the weeklong programming was a great way for residents to break out of the comfort zones of their dorms and meet new people across campus, while enjoying new programs and having fun.
“I think it’s a really good program to get residents out and talking to each other,” Randles said. “It helps residents meet new people other than the residents on their floor.”
The team that won overall was given a clock that showed they were the Minute to Win It champions. Chips, snacks and cookies were available to students afterward.