Cowabunga, Dude!

Surf’s up at this year’s beach themed School Daze

By Jackie Charniga & Kate Mrla
Editor in Chief | Design & Layout Editor

Getting involved has never been so enticing, or important. Four-year universities are now more than ever interested in a well-rounded student, and academics no longer carry the weight they once had. To set yourself apart from the hordes of applicants, there is no simpler or more enjoyable method than joining an on-campus club or organization.

For students curious about the extracurricular activities, colleges have a fall festival to advertise such opportunities. Remember that scene from Pitch Perfect when the a cappella groups on campus were assembled in the quad, promoting their clubs? Schoolcraft has a promotional event of its own. This year, get ready to surf, because it’s beach themed. At a time when students are deciding what could most positively impact their time at Schoolcraft, this is a perfect opportunity to be introduced to all there is to offer. On Wednesday Sept. 18th and Thursday Sept. 19th, a giant beach tent will be erected on the lawn between the Liberal Arts Building and the Forum. The fair, which is held as a method of recruitment, is free for the public to enjoy.  School Daze, which erupts onto the quad at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. each day, is a great place to find local businesses, on-campus clubs, and potential new friends. The action that will take place beneath the tent features free samples, minute-to-win-it games, insider information on the local flavor, and a chance to win an iPad.

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This year’s beach-themed event offers students the opportunity to ride a surf machine, demonstrate their coastal knowledge in beach trivia, and to challenge friends in an impromptu game of volleyball. In addition to all of the beach-y extravagance, free ten-minute chair massages, henna tattooing, psychic readings, and professional caricatures will be available. Wednesday’s focus will be on Health and Wellness, where one of the main attractions will be the Drunk Driving Simulator to promote awareness. Thursday will be centered on the participation of local businesses, dubbed Market Place Day. Most of the sponsors will be in attendance both days. While the clubs are busy promoting, DJ Jason George will be on the scene, pumping up guests and keeping it real. Fifty cent hot dogs and free popcorn will be available to enjoy. When asked what students seem to enjoy most at School Daze, Director of Student Activities and coordinator of this event, Todd Stowell, answered “Students enjoy the atmosphere and the energy with all of the different clubs.” So don your favorite pair of board shorts, slap on some sunglasses, flick on those flip flops, and cowabunga dude on over to the School Daze event between classes. If you have any questions about this event, contact the Student Activities Office at 734-462-4422.