A night of fun under the Big Top

On Friday, Jan. 27, students met on Trinity Lawn to enjoy a night of fun at Communiversity and Residence Life’s Circus Circus event.

The circus-themed event boasted an array of carnival games and activities, including a giant Connect Four set and a huge game of Operation.

Circus Circus was put into production with the hope of creating a fun environment where students could enjoy themselves and get to know their Resident Advisor (RA) and housing staff.

“We just want to have a fun time so we can hang out with the residents, and let them know that we’re here and create a community,” Taylor Guthrie, a junior psychology major and University Park A-court RA, said. Guthrie’s booth taught interested students how to juggle, draw caricatures and make balloon animals.

“It’s been fun. There are so many different things, which is so cool to see how creative Rez. Life has been,” Guthrie said.

The event also hosted an array of farm animals and puppies for students to pet and cuddle.

“I just came for the pigs. [One of the pigs] showed its affection for me, and now I want to take it home,” Sophomore Cinematic Arts Production major Amy Rose Lowery said.

East Bowles RA and Junior Social Work major Angelina Sagapolu hoped her residents were enjoying themselves, and that it was nice to see them having a good time rather than stressing about school.

“I’m hoping new friendships will be made tonight and everyone who attends this event enjoys it,” Sagapolu said.

Circus Circus also included other circus activities, such as a human ring toss, cornhole boards and palm readers.

Students were also given a chance to win GIG tickets by participating in an egg toss with a partner of their choice.

“I think it’s a great way to see all your friends that you don’t normally see on a regular basis,” Sophomore Liberal Studies major Carra Ramos said.