Freshmen event gathers new faces

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For the second year in a row, the Freshman Classic gathered the freshmen of Smith and Simmons Hall together for a night to build new friendships.

The event is meant to give freshmen the opportunity to get to know other freshmen who do not live in the same living area. Residents from each of the represented living areas were assigned to a different high school clique theme to dress up as, such as jocks, nerds, troublemakers or hipsters.

Felipe Perpira, junior biology major and community adviser for Smith Hall, said the event helps bring all the freshmen living areas together to build new friendships.

“It’s great to see the students mingle among one another, and they can distinguish one another based on how they were dressed for each hall,” Perpira said. “The event helps bring community among the new faces of CBU.”

Each of the resident advisers of the freshmen living areas dressed up as different high school cliques and choreographed different dances.

Sarah Hom, sophomore pre-nursing major and resident adviser for the Cottages, said her favorite part was seeing the freshmen wearing different high school clique attire and enjoying the dances.

“By bringing the freshmen living areas together and dressing up, it built fellowship among the students because it allowed them to let loose and have fun,” Hom said. “I enjoyed dancing because it’s something I enjoy doing and it helped to amp up the event.”

The event created an environment to allow for the freshmen to meet each other in a fun atmosphere.

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For the second year in a row, the Freshman Classic gathered the freshmen of Smith and Simmons Hall together for a night to build new friendships.

 

Eunice Onu, freshman pre-nursing major, said she thought it was a great way to bring all the freshmen living areas together.

“I liked how I was able to see different people from each of the freshmen halls and meet new people,” Onu said. “It was a good idea to break everyone outside of their own hall and get to know one another.”

Included at the event were food, games and music.

Sabrina Tamimi, freshman environmental science major, said she enjoyed being able to build new friendships at the event.

“The event wasn’t about the cliques but about building new friendships,” Tamimi said. “I liked seeing everyone dressed up and watching the different RAs dance.”

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