Students celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with silent disco

Students play games at Program Board’s St. Patty’s Day party. Vanguard Photo | Jolie Wyse

Program Board hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Student Activities Center on Thursday, March 14.

Program Board collaborated with PHE, Valley Nights, Kappa Tau Epsilon and Student Life on many of the events and activities.

The first 250 guests to the event received a free St. Patrick’s Party t-shirt.

“Program Board hosts this event every year to give Peer Health Education a platform to communicate with students about alcohol education,” said Anna Devota, an event coordinator for Program Board. “We also enjoy bringing students together to celebrate St. Patrick’s and the upcoming spring.”

PHE educated students about safe alcohol consumption and gave out keychains that allow designated drivers free non-alcoholic beverages at a select list of bars in the area.

“The purpose of this event is to provide alcohol education to students,” Devota said. “Peer Health Education does a great job in providing facts, tips and advice that relate to safe alcohol consumption.”

Communications senior Alantae Christian attended the event for the free t-shirt and treats but took the opportunity to learn from the alcohol education presentation.

“I always forget the BAC count,” Christian said. “I thought that .20 was alcohol poisoning, but it’s not. It can lead to alcohol poisoning, but it’s more blackout versus pass out.”

Students were also able to take part in a silent disco, an activity unique to this year’s celebration. Students were provided headphones to listen to multiple genres of music and dance together.

Students enjoyed tasty treats, mocktails, a photo booth and other fun games and activities.

They were able to participate in water pong and board games, as well as take advantage of access to the Cardinal Cage and a raffle.

Raffle prizes included a TV, a Fitbit, Bluetooth speakers, two Google Homes, gift cards and an Amazon Fire Stick.

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