Students compete in laser battles at Student Center

If you’re looking for new ways to meet people on campus, get involved in recreational activities or just have a good time, then you might want to look into the many activities hosted by Student Involvement.

 Lazer Battles was a free event in the Ballrooms of the Student Center where students played free rounds of laser tag. Student Involvement transformed the Ballrooms into a laser tag arena with bunkers for students to hide behind as they played. Student Involement desiged Lazer Battles to be a game of seven versus seven, but students could also come as individuals and play. 

Mo Phillips, director of Student Involvement, hopes to provide opportunities for students to get together, with Lobofest being one of the three involvement weeks that allow SSU students to participate in fun on-campus activities.

“Lobofest is one of three spirit weeks designed to promote community spirit and tradition on campus,” Phillips said. Laser Battles on Thursday night was the final event of the week of Lobofest. 

Student Involvement has also created a new program called Swipe2win where students can earn points for going to events and win prizes at the end of each month. 

“Swipe2win is an opportunity for students to come out to events like Lazer Battles,” said Rob Smith, Campus Life Advisor for sports clubs. “The more times they see us at events and swipe their ID cards that’s more entries they get to win prizes at the end of the month. 

“We also select grand prize winners at the end of the semester,” Smith said. “Last semester they had bluetooth headphones and visa gift cards.”

This semester Student Involvement is giving away prizes such as Warriors tickets. Prizes can be anything and everything.

Morgan Sterni, a senior political science major, is an employee of Student Involvement and attended the event on Thursday.

“Lazer Battles is a fun interactive game,” Sterni said. “Everything we put on for students is free, so this is a free fun event if they’re just hanging out on campus.” 

According to Mishelle Baltazar, a freshman liberal studies major, it was nice going to the event and being with friends since she is not from Sonoma County and can’t easily go home. 

Eliza Verlarde, a freshman and a pre-nursing major, enjoyed playing Laser Battles because she said it was the perfect way to have, “a good time with friends and not focus on school.”