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ULV students take over Boomers
Posted March 23, 2007
Lauren Pollard
Sophomore Brianna Gonzales was one of more than 100 students to attend ULV’s game night at Boomers in Upland. On March 15 the park allowed free admission for the first 100 students. Many students came to play video games, miniature golf, rock climb and drive the go-carts.

Students of the University of La Verne packed into Boomers in Upland last Thursday night.

At 10 p.m. when Boomers was open exclusively to ULV students, a line had already started to form to the side of the building. By 10:30 p.m. more than 100 students had already entered, quickly noting the success of the event.

“Sam (Toia) did an awesome job,” said Mey Dimowo, a Campus Activities Board committee member, early in the night. “(There are) already more than 100 people.”

Students filed in with their fancy green wristbands on and had all of the games to choose from.

Boomers had free arcade games, miniature golf, cosmic miniature golf, a rock climbing wall, go-carts and KULV was there to keep students “locked to the rock.”

Sophomore Alpha Omicron Pi member Adriana Serrano heard of the event through her sorority.

Serrano said that she enjoyed the night, except the lines for the go-carts.
The go-carts were the main event and always accrued the most people.

The rock climbing wall received a lot of attention, but students seemed to be a little weary of the attraction.

“It was hard but fun,” April Marshall, a movement sport science major said. “It gets your mind off of midterms and finals,” Marshall said.

“I suck,” said Trevor Riggs, a junior biology major, after attempting the rock wall.

There were many different groups at the event, bringing the diversity of ULV off campus.

“It’s interesting because of the different groups and organizations hanging out,” Brittany Hines, a sophomore speech communications major, said.

DJ Gouda and DJ Tomcat broadcasted all night bringing KULV to Boomers. For the record DJ Tomcat beat DJ Gouda in games and golf throughout the night.

The cosmic miniature golf was among the more popular attractions.

Imagine yourself in an old western setting, in the dark, with rave highlights and colors thrown in the mix.

Jeremiah Denniston, a junior math major, enjoyed the cosmic golf experience but said it was hard to see, which made the game difficult.

The only attraction not available, or not staffed, was the Ferris wheel.

When enough students were in line to enjoy the ride and the staff wasn’t too quick to help, it led to a bit of a verbal feud between a female student and a woman who was operating the go-carts.

The consensus was that the event was a success.

Students felt that ULV day at Boomers was a great idea that allowed them to relax and enjoy themselves for the evening, especially the first 100 students who didn’t have to pay.

Dustin Smith can be reached at dsmith9@ulv.edu.

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