The Coordinators of Activi­ties and Programming Events (CAPE) helped kick off the new school year by hosting their first late night event of the semester.

The Welcome Back Bash (WBB) was held on Sept. 9 from 10 p.m-1 a.m. in the Stu­dent Center.

Clubs and organizations on campus co-sponsored the event to provide the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) community with fun activities to participate in on a Friday night.

CAPE’s Late Night Chair, Justin Terlisner said, “At the core of CAPE’s mission, we’re enriching student life here by always adapting to the needs of our students. People are up, and they want to have fun, so we provided late night fun.”

The Welcome Back Bash was perceived as a success by its coordinators as well as the students who attended. When asked about CAPE’s Pokémon stuffing booth, CAPE’s Business Manager, Jessica Camera, said, “It went awesome. We ordered a little over 200, and started at 10 p.m. and finished at 10:30 p.m. We figured that it’s really popu­lar right now because of Poké­mon Go, so we knew it was go­ing to draw a lot of people here.”

Student Government As­sociation senator, Danielle Kwatcher said, “We’re trying to kick start the year with the Pen­men Pride wheel, and get people to have points. We’ll see how many points they get and add them up at the end of the semes­ter. We think that if we get stu­dents hyped up, say they get six points, they’ll want to come to a three-point event.”

This event effectively pulled students out of their residence halls to a fun environment full of opportunities to see what kind of clubs and organizations they could become involved in.

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