Candyland-themed club day encourages student involvement in carnival-style games


Jose Garcia

The last club day of the year, held Thursday outside of the Student Center, had a Candyland carnival-style theme. This Club Day was Jeremy Diefenbacher's last as Clubs and Events Board President.

Mychael Jones and Mychael Jones

The last club day of the semester Thursday featured a Candyland theme and invited students to join various clubs and play games and trivia.

The Associated Student Body and Clubs and Events Board organized the event, which featured games including a trivia competition and a bean bag toss.

This Club Day marked the last time that CAEB President Jeremy Diefenbacher would be hosting the event.

Diefenbacher commented on the emotions of his last event.

“I get a little over excited,” said Diefenbacher.

Diefenbacher was also heavily involved in the planning of the whole Beaver Week, a week dedicated to promoting the elections for ASB boards.

“This was a collaboration with Student Senate,” said Diefenbacher. “This event had a non-professional feel and was laid back. Music draws people.”

Diefenbacher said he wanted to foster this message for students: “believe in yourself.”

The Candyland theme was a collective decision made by the clubs, according to CAEB Director of Activities LeslieAnn Dameron.

Justin Nicholson, vice president of Fierce LGBT student organization and president-elect of CAEB, organized the trivia game and Cody Silva, president of Research Club, organized the bean bag toss game.

Silva had collaborated with the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement, MESA, for the game in an attempt to “acquaint college students with hands-on science.”

Students who won games were rewarded with a ticket that they could exchange for prizes such as candy.

Computer engineering major Jasvir Dhaliwal participated in multiple games in hopes of winning a prize.

“I played the games and activities multiple times for a teddy bear,” said Dhaliwal. However, games and prizes were not the only thing that drew Dhaliwal to the event.

“I went to club day because I wanted join a club, so I looked at quite a few,” said Dhaliwal.

Fierce Club’s trivia game included inquisitive questions related to the club.

“Our (activity) is a trivia game with education about the progress to get where we are,” said Nicholson.

Brett Spencer, president of Fierce, provided his input on what “Club Day” means for the students on campus.

“We’re a community and need to connect together. I would like to see more clubs participate,” said Spencer.