Commuters celebrate

Commuter Life held Merry and Bright Commuter Christmas Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaHaye Event Space.

“The goal of this event is to provide our commuter students with a chance to celebrate the Christmas season,”Madison Smith, assistant director of commuter engagement, said. “It is a chance to create new memories with old friends and get connected with Commuter Life and other commuter students.”

During the event, a buffet of appetizers was laid out for attendees. A drink station offered peppermint hot chocolate, salted caramel coffee and s’mores coffee.

One corner of the space was blocked off with curtains and showed a sequence of movies including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.”

Against another wall activities such as globe-making, cookie-decorating and gingerbread house-building gave students a creative outlet to celebrate the season.

“My favorite part was the Christmas environment — to hang out with friends and do crafts,” senior Rachel Williamson said.

Tables set up with Christmas-themed tablecloths gave students a place to sit and eat with friends.

In the center of the room the stage provided an area where students played Christmas trivia.

In addition, giveaways, including pullovers, were handed out to attendees.

“The event was a nice way to relax from the stress of finals prep,” Williamson said.

Events like this one allow undergraduate commuter students to create community with students who share similar experiences.

For more information on Commuter Life, visit their website.

Twitchell is a news reporter for the Liberty Champion

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