Calling all kids and Cards
February 28, 2011 —
Students fought midterm stress last week with Student Association’s annual Winter Carnival, a midsemester event that brought breakfast, comedy, family time and bowling for students.
The Winter Carnival began Tuesday with Cardinal Feud, a Saginaw Valley-themed version of the original game show. Despite the University’s closing on Monday, Feb. 21, due to snow, students still attended. The weather resulted in Student Association’s grab-and-go breakfast, originally scheduled for Monday, to be held in front of the Student Activities Room on Wednesday.
The grab-and-go breakfast included free breakfast items such as Pop Tarts and juice boxes for students passing by the table. Marcus Cooper, communication sophomore and Campus Events coordinator for Student Association, said that students were excited to not have to get breakfast elsewhere on their way to classes Wednesday. With the RFoC closed shortly for preparations for the Soul Food event at 11 a.m., students were able to still get breakfast.
“It definitely brightened students’ moods,” Cooper said.
Wednesday, students gathered in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall to watch comedian and Ann Arbor native Michael Kosta. The event filled both the lower and balcony seating for the 10 p.m. event. The comedian was brought to SVSU through the joint efforts of SA and the Residential Housing Association.
His comedy routine focuses on his experiences in life and how he dealt with them.
Kosta said he enjoyed his stay in Saginaw and was thankful SVSU welcomed his performance. His upcoming performances include Lansing, and another appearance on “The Tonight Show.”
“This is my home,” Kosta said. “People here understand me better than any other audience.”
Thursday, Student Association’s free bowling night at Stardust Lanes was oversold. Using a ticket for admittance, SVSU students packed the bowling alley hoping to redeem their ticket.
With the week ending, students had the option to have a sibling stay with them for Kids and Sibs Weekend, which was sponsored by the Student Life Center. A wide range of events Friday and Saturday included a free showing of the movie “Mega Mind,” a spoon-o tournament, and a performance by hypnotist Brian Imbus.
Rachel Nadrowski, a PTW junior, participated in the Kids and Sibs Weekend events every semester. With four brothers and sisters, she said it is a good way for her family to spend time together during the school year.
“It’s an excuse for them to come up here for the weekend,” Nadrowski said. “The Kids and Sibs events are always fun for everyone.”
Besides Student Life events, students could attend the Cardinals basketball games against Northern Michigan University for free. The Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum was also open for afternoon tours.