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Pool, S’mores, Pie, and Donuts Make Finals Fun (Photo Essay)

SAB planned several events for students to partake in during finals week
Bella Wilson, Hayla Wilson, Chloey Orosco, Dr. Hale, and Luke Messick push a pie into Sheppard McConnell’s face during an SAB event.

Finals week is arguably one of the most stressful points throughout any given trimester for students, which is why the Student Activities Board (SAB) sponsored a number of events throughout the week to provide a break for students, as well as a way to relieve stress.

Harry Cracknell, junior communication major, organized the first event of the week on Monday, which is set aside as a study day for students. Cracknell set up a five round bracket so all 32 participants could play. Snacks and drinks brought in a number of students to watch the intense matchups, as students cheered on each other through each round. The final game came down to Cammy Hogg and Xaiver Yousey, with the latter eventually edging out his competition. Yousey was awarded a $150 VISA gift card for his hard work.

That same evening, Annie Roberts, student life and housing coordinator, welcomed students to the President’s patio for a night of laughter and s’mores. Roberts, along with SAB, provided a number of different candies for students to make s’mores with.

SAB’s next event was Wednesday with Pie a Professional. The event asked students to donate money beforehand and all the money raised would go towards the winner’s department. Six professionals participated, including Dr. Wade Thompson, Dr. Holly Hatfield, Freddy Baeza, Dr. Nick Boyde, Dr. Shaylee Chester, and Sheppard McConnell. In the end, $75.31 was raised, and McConnell won with almost 44% of the funds. Dr. Kayla Hale invited McConnell’s work studies to join her in pieing him in the face while a small crowd of people watched. Mocktails and pie was served to those in attendance as well.

The final event was Thursday morning as hot cocoa, coffee, donuts, and pop tarts were served in Troutt Hall in the morning. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) provided the coffee and pop tarts.

Students wrapped up their finals on Friday and began their winter break. Classes will begin again Thursday, Jan. 11 for the spring trimester.

 

Emily Loughridge is a third-year communication major at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief
Emily is a third-year communication major from Union City. Emily is obtaining a minor in psychology, as well. She has been on staff for The Trend since the fall of 2021 and loves working with the writers on ideas! Emily also works in the Sports Information Department on campus as the Student Assistant, where she takes photos of the various athletic events and assists with the live broadcast. When she isn't studying or working, Emily can normally be found watching Scrubs, Reba, or How I Met Your Mother and enjoying ice cream on the couch with her boyfriend.   Experience with The Trend: Editor-in-Chief: Dec. 2022 - present Managing Editor: May 2022 - Dec. 2022 Contributing Writer: Aug. 2021 - April 2022