Kick-start to Lobo Fest Spirit Week

A huge life-size foosball court was placed smack dab in the middle of Pearson lawn on Thursday. The Center for Student Leadership Involvement and Service (CSLIS) hosted the life size foosball games as a fun way to kick start the upcoming Lobo Fest spirit week. 

“I am excited about spirit week in general,” said Mo Phillips the associate director of student development. 

Lobo Fest starts on Wednesday, Oct. 8 with the Lobo Fest Kickoff Party at 5 p.m. in the Stevenson Quad, and will be filled to the brim with bouncy houses and slides. There will be music, free pizza and free T-shirts to the first 100 students to show up.

“Everything is free for students, and most events are in the evening or on the weekend,” said Micki Estuesta a CSLIS staff member. 

Thursday will be the real foosball tournament. Each team will consist of five players, to sign up email cslis@sonoma.edu  with contact info and all the team member’s names. The life-size tournament will be at noon and each round will last 10 minutes with single elimination. Prizes will be awarded to the top team.

“The foosball will promote team building. I wish it would have happened sooner,” said senior Katie Bailey. “As a senior I think it’s an awesome way to end the year. I’m excited for future years. It will help build school spirit.

The Campus MovieFest finale will also be a part of Lobo Fest. The top 16 films created by SSU students will be shown Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Music Center.

Sonoma Serves is a campus event with over 500 students participating in helping around the community. They will go all day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Once students have cleaned up from Sonoma Serves, Light it UP-Be the DJ Glow Dance Party will start. There will be a short DJ lesson from 7-8:30 p.m. taught by a professional DJ. 

Once students are brushed up on their DJ skills, the top two will be chosen to perform with the DJ for the Light it up Glow Dance Party. The dancing will go from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., and will be located in the Grand Ballroom. There will be lots of free giveaways for students. Tickets can be purchased of picked up at the box office and tickets for students are free.

“It’s an exciting way to celebrate Seawolf pride. It’s a fun way to interact with other groups, and everything is free,” said Danielle Croegaert, a CSLIS staff member. 

Ain’t no Party like a Lobo Party event is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Lobo’s will have free breakfast, prizes and lots of freebies for students who plan to watch the men’s and women’s soccer games against Chico State starting at 11:30 a.m. 

In-between the games there will be free food, prizes and swag giveaways. 

From the show “Orange is the New Black”, Lea DeLaria also known as Boo in the show, will be visiting campus Monday, Oct. 13. She will have a comedic talk starting around 7 p.m., about being part of the gay community and her experiences. She will be there to help break down some of the barriers and help students part of the gay community. 

Basketball season is back. To kick off Midnight Madness will be held  Oct. 14 at 10:30 p.m. The TNT Dunk Squad will perform and one lucky student will have the opportunity to shoot a half-court shot to win tuition. 

To wrap up Lobo Fest Rec and Roll will be held Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Rec Center. The whole theme will be about balls, balloons and rock and roll.  

There will be laser tag, human bowling and a balloon drop. Some of the balloons will be filled with prizes. There will also be bubble ball where student can be put into huge bubbles and bounce around. 

“I think it will be a positive thing for the school, there is a lot of planning that went into each event,” said junior Mary Gannon.