Painting, pizza and pumpkins

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By: Cassidy Martenson 

Co-Editor-in-Chief / Community Engagement Specialist

   What’s better than free food and crafts? Last Wednesday, Campus Housing hosted Pizza and Painting for housing residents in the Community Building. The event offered students an opportunity to paint along with an IU South Bend art student and eat delicious pizza.

   The event was open to the first 30 people and lasted from 7 pm to 9 pm. Genevieve South, a freshman studying drawing and painting, led students through an art class that taught them how to paint pumpkins.

   Each student was given a small canvas, paint and brushes. While everyone received the same materials, students were allowed to paint freely or follow along with the demonstration. While South led the painting class, students enjoyed Papa John’s and refreshments. 

   This event was organized by two Resident Assistants, Reagan Ayalah and Brikea Sherrod. The RAs are tasked with designing different events for the housing residents throughout the semester. Sherrod and Ayalah worked together to create an event that suited student needs. 

  “The semester has been hard and this helps them to relax, have fun, laugh, eat pizza and just have fun with their friends,” Sherrod said. 

  Students enjoyed having the opportunity to destress, hang out with their friends and maybe learn something new during the event. Many students were not art majors, so this was an opportunity to reach beyond their comfort zones. 

   “It was the serotonin boost that I needed,” Hannah Wallace, housing resident, said. 

   Housing looks forward to hosting more events for residents and helping them finish the semester strong. Keep up to date with them on their Titan Atlas page, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Photo provided by Cassidy Martinson

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