Late Nite’s October 4 event, Recess, rekindled the child in the hearts of all of the college students that attended. The event promoted recess as both the outside pastime and Saturday morning cartoon.
DeHority resident Mary Cox was patiently waiting in line to enter the event when she was asked about her opinion regarding the theme.
“I think it’s a good idea and is going to draw people in because it’s a TV show that people our age watched and loved when they were kids,” Cox said, “I think it works because of the double meaning. Everyone, regardless of if they’ve seen the show or not, can relate to recess and has experienced recess.”
Another DeHority resident standing beside Mary, Sandy Davis, said, “I didn’t watch the TV show as a kid…but I agree the majority of kids our age watched it…It’s a great idea.”
There were plenty of activities that accompanied the showing of the movie Recess: School’s Out. Parachute tag, board games, scooter races, fort building, and pudding tasting were just a few of the many recreational diversions that occupied the Student Center on Saturday.
Both Cox and Davis’s activity was the parachute tag, a game in which a parachute divided into colored portions is used. Each game participant holds onto a portion of the parachute. When a person’s color is called, the parachute is lifted and the people have to alternate places with a person sharing their same color before the parachute touches the ground.
Late Nite is a free event that happens every Saturday night at the Student Center 9 p.m. to midnight. There is always a theme involved, which is emulated through a movie and fun tasks. So: for everyone that hated recess in elementary school, there are plenty of other opportunities to find the perfect Late Nite.