Boomers offers fun for everyone

Posted Sept. 14, 2007
Courtney Droke
Showing no signs of tiring in his third round of air hockey, Joe Juarez won every round against his fraternity brother Jesur Habek. As part of Welcome Back Week, the Campus Activities Board hosted students at Boomers in Upland Sept. 6. Arcade games, miniature and cosmic golf, bumper boats, go-karts and rock climbing were all free of charge for ULV students. The event provided an opportunity for students to hang out and have some fun.

On Sept. 6, the College Panhellenic Association and the Intrafraternal Council launched the beginning of this semester by renting out Boomers in Upland enabling University of La Verne students to meet and hang out during Welcome Week.

The event provided an opportunity for the campus sororities and fraternities to showcase their services.

Each sorority and fraternity set up informational display tables in which to market their organization’s activities, support structure and service opportunities for potential members.

Fall recruitment begins on Sept. 20 making this a perfect opportunity for students to preview the organizations in a casual manner.

The event allowed representatives from the different greek organizations on campus to talk to students and answers questions in a fun, relaxing environment, in hopes that they would sign up to go through recruitment.

“This is one of many events during Welcome Week,” said Michelle Ajemian, a senior communications major and a member of the Campus Activities Board.

“We are also holding an ice cream social, karaoke and poker night and a pajama jam.”

“It’s a really good turn out tonight and it’s definitely an event we will do again. It’s a good way for students to get out of the dorms and meet others,” Ajemian said.

The first 100 people to arrive at Boomers received free admission and for students who brought their ULV identification card admission was only $5.

The event gave students the opportunity to enjoy everything that the facility had to offer. Students could try their hand at indoor and outdoor miniature golf or for those that were interested in a faster pace, go-kart racing and rock climbing.

The ferris wheel was open and the arcade games were free all night.

KULV was front and center all night, providing music and entertainment for the event.

Patty Allen, sophomore and organizational management major, thoroughly enjoyed the event.

“Cosmic golfing was the best part of the night,” Allen said. “It was great to hang out with all my sisters and relax after the first week of school.”

All of the sororities and fraternities had a great time coming together at this location, hanging out with their brothers, sisters and friends and having the opportunity to meet and talk to potential members regarding their organizations.

“The event is going really well. There are a lot of people coming out, asking questions about the sororities and fraternities,” senior and president of Phi Delta Theta, Alex Lester said.

The atmosphere at Boomers created a relaxing environment for ULV students and potential members.

Marin Hummel can be reached at mhummel@ulv.edu.

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