A celebration combined with a gaming competition made for a good time.
Mardi Gras is an annual holiday traditionally celebrated in Louisiana. However, the Campus Activities Board worked with the gaming center to bring the party to the Morehead State pub on Tuesday.
“It is a really fun time to celebrate friendship and colorful things and great food,” said Melody Trumbo, the marketing coordinator for dining on campus. “We thought it would be a perfect time to kind of have a big tournament like this so they can come hang out and celebrate but still feel like comfortable.”
The CAB began incorporating more video games into their events when they noticed a shortage of clubs and activities for students who take an interest in them. To combat this, Trumbo has decided to make gaming night in the pub a recurring activity.
“This is one of those events that I noticed we don't really have anything video game wise on campus. We do have the gaming club now but before there wasn't really a lot,” said Trumbo. “I thought doing this once a month was a great way for people who don't necessarily want to go to a big party can come chill and play video games.”
Even students who don’t usually celebrate Mardi Gras came out to the event to get some good food, enjoy some video games and socialize with other students.
“I wouldn't really say it's special to me, but it is fun to celebrate,” said Victoria Pawarecki. “I just came to have fun with some friends."
This event will likely stick around for years to come, so students can celebrate this holiday from the comfort of campus.