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New Event Evokes Nostalgia Through Child’s Play

A wonderfully well-received addition to the Wildcat Events Board’s lineup of campus happenings – a Blanket Fort Competition that transported students back to their childhood comfort zones – was held Friday evening in the Bush Campus Center. Proposed by student Cassandra D. Henderson and brainstormed by WEB’s Special Events Team, which was searching for easy-to-deliver activities that wouldn’t break the bank, the contest challenged student participants to construct cozy hideaways in Penn’s Inn. And, once participants were hunkered down for a few hours, they were treated to free food and a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (featuring filmdom’s utmost proponent of leisurely living). “The 13 students that participated brought arms full of blankets and were able to create very unique forts,” WEB’s Patrick C. Ferguson said. “When students weren’t working on their forts, they were conversing and laughing with one another with mouths full of ‘walking tacos.'”

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer



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