|Students to get their game on with Up Late @ State|
|Written by Davonte Longmire, Vidette Reporter|
|Wednesday, 30 January 2013 14:40|
At ISU, there is literally always something to do. Whether it is rock climbing at the Student Fitness Center, bowling at the Bowling and Billiards Center or attending Theatre of Ted at the Center for the Performing Arts, you can find something to partake in.
Friday, the Student Fitness Center will hold the event Up Late @ State’s Game On. This event, as well as other Up Late @ State events, aims to provide a safe, high energy atmosphere, create ways to meet new people and experience new events for students — a way to join in the ISU spirit.
The event will have many activities to enjoy — making your own bobble head, playing some basketball, learning Zumba moves, making your own silicone bracelet and even a Nerf gun battlefield.
“Imagine being on a paintball course hiding behind barricades for protection as you plan your next move to beat the opponent,” says Michelle Stover, Up Late @ State event coordinator. “Now just switch locations: you will be on the MAC gym, diving for your life ... not really ... and trying to hit your opponents and win!”
Another unique feature about the event is the silicone bracelet-making. The silicone bracelets allow you to create your own message.
“Bracelets have been rising in popularity here at the store,” explained Carey Luczak, a Michaels employee, “and we actually sell an epoxy and resin mixture as well as a few molds.”
Making silicone bracelets is a fun way to make your own personal jewelry. The process involves pouring the silicone into a mold and letting the materials dry. If you mix different silicone colors they can result in a gradation effect.
“Why not [go to the event]?” Stover said. “The event will have free food, something different for a Friday night and a chance to leave with a snap-back hat, basketball jersey or T-shirt.”
The Up Late @ State’s Game On will take place from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m. on Friday at the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall. The event is free of charge. Up Late @ State is on Facebook, under “Up Late AT State” and you can subscribe to them.