Students meet and greet at Copper Lane party

David Spindler/Sun Star Reporter
Sept. 10, 2013

Students wait at the grill for fresh hamburgers and hot dogs during the Copper Lane Block Party. The event was put on by the Student Activities Office on Friday, Sept. 6. Many student organizations were in attendance with information about their clubs, games and prizes. Kate Strehl/Sun Star.

Students wait at the grill for fresh hamburgers and hot dogs during the Copper Lane Block Party. The event was put on by the Student Activities Office on Friday, Sept. 6. Many student organizations were in attendance with information about their clubs, games and prizes. Kate Strehl/Sun Star.

Rain and cold didn’t stop students from coming to enjoy the festivities on Copper Lane on Friday, Sept. 6. The block party began at 5 p.m. and lasted about two hours.

Puddles of rain and mud spread while students huddled together under tents, either staying dry or waiting in line for food. “Makes me happy that within less than an hour into the event, the block party just started filling up with students,” said 23-year-old Haley Hanson, a Rural Development student.

Due to the Wood Center construction, SAO, Concert Board and LIVE held the block party on Copper Lane to let everyone know about their new temporary location.

“I just showed up and thought it was good idea for freshman to come and check out, gives us something to do,” said Jessie Klecka, a freshman Biology student.

SAO and Outdoor Adventures have moved into the two houses next to the Honors House for the school year.

Both organizations are advertising their new location to students in their own way. SAO has a welcome sign outside the front door while Outdoor Adventures has canoes and kayaks outside along with their logo shaped like a mountain with the name painted in the middle, leaning against the house.

“I came up here to Copper Lane to work with SAO and Outdoor Adventures to try and get the word out that this is where we’re now located, Copper Lane,” Communications student Michelle Klaben said.

While the Wood Center construction continues, the LIVE offices and SAO are making the best with the new space provided, hoping that Copper Lane will be more recognizable to students.

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