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"Slip 'n Slide Sundae" proves to be a treat for everyone

 Madison Walling serves ice cream to fellow ONU students at the event. (Northern Review photo/Dominic Turnea)

Madison Walling serves ice cream to fellow ONU students at the event. (Northern Review photo/Dominic Turnea)

After avoiding a rainy week, Ohio Northern University's Student Planning Committee [SPC] was able to hold its anticipated Slip 'n Slide Sundae on September 7 on the Tundra, available for students to take a break in between their classes. 

In the strong sunshine on the Tundra, students all around campus were able to stop by for free ice cream sundaes, along with filling out a survey that would qualify students to win a gift card. Along with having ice cream under the shade, students were able to assemble teams for Slip 'n Slide kickball. The game was open for anyone and students could join the game at any time. 

The event itself was a great turnout for SPC. Junior pharmacy student Eric Belanger, a third-year member of SPC, explains that the event itself is different than most of the organization's events:

“SPC is a family atmosphere. We had created a fun event for the people. Overall, the event was better than what I expected," Belanger says. 

For some SPC members and students, the event was different than most SPC events, because most SPC events are indoors. SPC member and junior accounting student Mahaya Porter explains the purpose for an outdoor event for the semester. Warm weather wasn’t the only motivation behind the event. 

“We wanted to be different as an organization. In the past, there were not a lot of active events. We wanted an event for everyone to do outside: an active event,” Porter explains. 

The basis for the Slip 'n Slide kickball was simple.  The premise of kickball was usual; however, the bases were mini swimming pools of water, and to get to the base, one had to run, or slip down a wet slip 'n slide. Many times, players simply slipped across and onto the base. 

SPC has future plans for more outdoor events, something many students can anticipate. All events are free for the campus public and are great ways to meet new students throughout the campus. 

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