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Fight it out: Maroon vs. gold theme fuels fun for Spring Fever Week

Even though the weather was against it, the Maroon vs. Gold Warhawk Challenges had a great turnout. The event, which was part of Spring Fever Week, was shifted indoors to the Activity Center from Bayou Park due to rain.

The event featured several challenges, like dodge ball and inflatables. Along with the challenges, the participants were also offered free food and bandanas featuring “Bleed Maroon” and “Stay Gold” logos. Students could pick one of the two bandanas and, through doing so, picked either the maroon or gold team to “compete” on. Throughout the week, students attended events that sided them as either maroon or gold.

For Nicholas McDaniel, a sophomore risk management and insurance major, all the challenges were spectacular, with dodge ball being his personal favorite. He was a proud member of Team Gold.

“It’s an intense, very competitive sport. It just gets my blood flowing,” McDaniel said.

McDaniel said the event was the perfect break from college stress.

The main attractions were a Sticky Wall and a Cannon Blaster. Participants were required to put on special Velcro body suits to get on the sticky wall inflatable. The objective of the game was to stick oneself on the wall by jumping on the platform ahead of it.

Yen Tran, a senior kinesiology major, had a tough time conquering the sticky wall. Despite this, Tran admits to having played almost all of that games that Spring Fever had offered so far.

According to Tran, the challenges were “more of a recreational activity.”

“It’s new, something like a break from test studies…when we are off from work, we come and play,” Tran said.

Among the volunteers helping out with the event was Kylie Coughran, a sophomore pre-pharmacy and toxicology major and Campus Activity Board (CAB) member. Even though Coughran was not a part of CAB’s Spring Fever Week committee, she came to help as much as she could.

“It’s a great way for students to get involved in the campus to just let loose and have fun in a stressful week,” Coughran said.

According to Coughran, the event was easy to conduct due to the team effort put in by everyone.

The other main attraction, the Cannon Blaster, was like a mini war zone where students got to practice their cannon skills. Alexander Alexander, a junior nursing major, came to the event because he had a break in between his classes.

“This is a good way to have a break. I don’t think it’s too close to finals to be a problem. I think it’s the perfect timing,” Alexander said.

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