The Office of Residence Life sponsored a gingerbread house-building event on Tuesday, December 6th, at 8 p.m. in the Hillwood Fishbowl. The event was another way for students to earn points for their dorms for the cereal bowl competition.
The competition is a series of events that students who dorm can participate in. Each event earns them points. At the end of the year, the dorm with the most points is awarded a trophy. This event involved members from each dorm making a gingerbread house from scratch.
The Fishbowl was packed with students trying to earn points for their dorm. It was competitive to see who could make the best gingerbread house. Students were provided with supplies to make their gingerbread houses, including cardboard (to place their houses on), graham crackers, food coloring, frosting and candy for decorating.
The event was packed; 100-plus students filled the fishbowl and worked together in groups. They were also being timed. In the last 10 minutes, everyone picked up the pace to finish and add the final touches. When it was over, all the gingerbread houses looked great, and it looked as if everyone had a good time.
Arianna Livereri, an R.A. in Queens Hall, said, “We are here to get more students, both on and off campus involved in student activities. The event is really a good way to get people involved and for students to meet new people.”
For Catherine Andrade, a freshman Forensic Science major, it was an enjoyable thing. “It was fun. It was strenuous because we didn’t have much time,” said Andrade.
Kassandra Thomas, a junior with a dual major in Art History and Fine Arts, also enjoyed the gingerbread hous- building event. “It was fun and interesting. It was messy. It definitely tasted good,” said Thomas.
The yearly event was a big success with the students. It was a way to let loose, have fun, and ring in the holiday season.