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Students fly high at late-nighter

By Kalli Colacino

Students embraced their inner Superman at the College Union Board’s superhero themed late-nighter on Thursday, Oct. 18. Quimby’s Prairie was bustling with students eager to fly on the zipline or jump on the bungee trampoline.

Students channel their inner Marvel characters on the bungee jump. (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

The late-nighter also gave students a chance to show their love for the Marvel franchise with an outdoor screening of the newest Avengers movie, “Infinity Wars,” which was released in April.

Students watched the film on blankets, which were sprawled out across the grass. The lawn was decorated with marvel-themed lanterns, which created a warm and cozy feel on the cold October night.

The zipline, which was a popular attraction, had students facing their fear of heights.

“The zipline was super cool because I had never been on one before,” said Lucia Gardiner, a sophomore art education major.

Another popular attraction was the bungee trampolines. Students were strapped into a harness and hooked up to bungee ropes as they got ready to test their flying powers. Students showed off by doing flips and other tricks on the trampoline as their friends clapped in amusement.

Throughout the night, students socialized while waiting in line to brave the many attractions.

“Events like these really bring the campus together,” said Kieran Nashad, a freshman open option arts and communication major. “I met a few new people and I partook in many cool attractions,” Nashad said.

Although it was a chilly night, students were more than happy to enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream while watching the movie.

CUB encouraged students to come dressed up as their favorite hero or villain for a chance to win a costume competition and be featured on CUB’s Instagram. A photo booth with themed props was also a popular destination for friends to show off their superhero side.


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