From Shakespeare to Elliv, popular campus events are returning
CAMPUS CHRISTMAS (12/7)
Campus Christmas is one of the biggest events on campus each year. The SSC is decked out with Christmas trees, ornaments, wrapping paper and snowflakes. Students show up in their pajamas in Chuck’s at midnight and gorge themselves on scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy. There’s live Christmas music, picture time with Santa, karaoke, laser tag and general holiday merriment. We’ll definitely miss storytelling with Dr. Brown, but this could certainly be the year to begin some great new traditions.
Ah, yes. The “ville” spelled backward. This is the last big hurrah of the school year, a chance for students to showcase their talent. Since Halloween isn’t the university’s favorite holiday, Elliv gives us the freedom to dress up however we please (as long as it doesn’t violate the dress code, of course). For some people, this means whipping out an old prom dress. For others, it means taping 100 purple balloons to their shirt so that they look like a walking bunch of grapes. But even if you come in just a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, Elliv is a great time to celebrate the year, laugh with friends and watch in awe as that girl from your Spifo class does a backflip on stage.
MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS
This year’s theatre season is sure to be a fantastic one. We’ve got William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” coming up from Oct. 3 to 13 and Alfred Hitchcock’s comedy “The 39 Steps” at the end of the season from April 3 to 13. And perhaps the most highly-anticipated play this year is the classic “Pride and Prejudice,” showing from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9. Cedarville is rarely lacking in theatrical talent, so you won’t want to miss these productions. And if you go on opening night, you even get discounted student tickets. What’s to lose?
ALT Nights serve as an alternative to going off campus over the weekend. We only get to enjoy the splendor of a handful of these events, but each one is definitely something to look forward to. Each ALT features a movie that basically makes up the theme for the rest of the evening activities. The first “Alternative” put on by SCAB this year is going to feature “Monsters University.” Super fun! Although we’re left in suspense wondering what the other ALTs are going to be like, you can always count on a great flick, lots of inflatable games, crazy competitions and all kinds of shenanigans.
Becca Kochsmeier is a senior journalism major and arts & entertainment editor for Cedars. She thinks Twitter is silly and would rather make endless Vines of her cat.