CUBEfest welcomes in the semester with tie-dying, free food

Butch McCartney

The backyard of Governors Hall was a scene from the `60s during the tie dying event on Sept. 1. CUBEfest activities such as the tie dying and free food attracted many to upper campus to mark the beginning of the fall semester.

For this event rubber bands, rubber gloves, dye and directions for different designs were provided. T-shirts were for sale, but many brought their own items to tie dye. Dyed items included T-shirts, bandannas, sheets, towels and socks. A few brave ones brought their underwear.

Among the crowd of tie-dyers were sophomores Angela Walker and Becky Christopherson, who dyed their tank tops. Christopherson chose to use the zig-zag design, which gave her and many others a bit of trouble.

“It turned out cute” Christopherson said. “It didn’t look like the example, but I like it.”

Although tie dying was the main activity, some students came with other incentives. The longest line was for the free pizza provided by Toppers. Other free food included cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and root beer floats.

If students did not want to tie dye or eat free food, other activities included a batting cage, basketball shoot and soccer, using a giant ball.

Those students who just wanted to hang out were entertained with live music.

Helping out with Saturday’s events were resident assistants from various halls. Laurie Beyer, a junior R.A. from Governers Hall, had fun tie dying and meeting new people.

“It was cool because people are free to be goofy,” she said.

The whole day of festivities was a part of CUBEfest. Creating the Ultimate Blugold Experience is an annual event designed to help incoming freshmen meet new people and have fun.

CUBEfest continues through Saturday.