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Student Planning Committee hosts Bingo night to welcome students back to campus

Students gathered in the Bear Cave for a fun evening of Bingo. (Northern Review photo/Holly Dyer)

Students gathered in the Bear Cave for a fun evening of Bingo. (Northern Review photo/Holly Dyer)

Bingo Night, hosted by the Student Planning Committee on September 6, attracted Ohio Northern University students for a variety of reasons. Students gathered in the Bear Cave to win free prizes, meet new people and have fun with friends. Freshman nursing student Michelle McCalmont notes that she “didn’t win anything, but still had a great time."

When asked about the purpose of the Student Planning Committee, Event Coordinator Jessica Isaak replied, "SPC is an organization on campus that offers fun, free events for students to come and hang out with their friends, and take a break from studying.”

The theme of the night was “welcome back." Sophomore early childhood education student Nick Hogenbirk, a general member of SPC, explained that the campus organization “wants students to have fun when they came back to campus."

Prizes included games, candy, movies and art supplies. Junior accounting student Mahaya Porter, a general member of SPC, noted that the prizes were selected with “stress relief” remedies in mind.

The event was wildly popular. The Bear Cave was filled to capacity, and many students sat on the floor when seating ran out. Toward the end of the evening, black lights were turned on, and music was turned up, adding even more fun to the event. In the words of Hogenbirk, “Who doesn’t love Bingo?”