CSC culminates Week of Welcome with pool party

Sophomore Jeff Olly, 19, of Denver, Colorado, flies off the diving board, Friday, during the CAB pool party at the Chadron Area Aquatics and Wellness Center.

Sophomore Jeff Olly, 19, of Denver, Colorado, flies off the diving board, Friday, during the CAB pool party at the Chadron Area Aquatics and Wellness Center.

CSC’s Week of Welcome gave new and returning students plenty to do as the fall semester began.
Starting Monday, Aug. 21, the Week of Welcome began with a presentation for the incoming freshmen and transfer students with a focus on safety. Tuesday’s activities followed with a free movie night at the Eagle Theater presented by CAB. Students lined up outside the theater waiting for a free movie and filled every seat in the theater. Kimberly Hernandez, CAB’s vice chair of programming, stated at Tuesday night’s CAB meeting that 219 students attended the free movie night.
Residence Life Association held their annual carnival in the backyard behind the complex on Wednesday. Associate Director of Residence Life Taylor Osmotherly reported that around 300 students attended the carnival, even after the event was moved inside due to weather.
Thursday night, the Pit hosted a dance in the Student Center Ballroom and the week was culminated by CAB’s pool party on Friday.
Students were given the opportunity to win prizes and enjoy snacks and refreshments while hanging out with fellow students at the Chadron Area Aquatic and Wellness Center. Prizes ranged from floating pong tables to giant donut floaties.
Members of the wrestling team took to the diving board, performing tricks, flips and kicks while trying to outdo one another. One student ended up in the emergency room by the end of the display and received stitches.
From cheerleaders, to RA’s, to countless CSC athletes, the line to the diving board never ceased. A crowd grew along the side of the pool as students gathered to watch those on the diving board. Those who weren’t interested in swimming were still entertained for the evening, including the lifeguards who ensured the students stayed safe throughout the night.
Students are settling into reality as classes, practice, meetings, and homework begin for the semester. The Week of Welcome may be over, but watch out for the next event held on campus as CSC hosts events throughout the year to help students get involved and to have a little fun in their free time.

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