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LAU’s Deal or No Deal

Alyssa MacKinnon

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The German club was packed Wednesday, March 11 as students lined up for Lambda Alpha Upsilon’s annual Deal or No Deal event.

LAU brothers and the ladies who volunteered to help (Photo by Alyssa MacKinnon/Charger Bulletin photo)

LAU brothers and the ladies who volunteered to help (Photo by Alyssa MacKinnon/Charger Bulletin photo)

The seventh year of the Deal or No Deal event featured DJ Prestige and live tweeting with the hashtag #DOND7, which were displayed on screens by the stage. Jelani Maynard, a brother of LAU, hosted the show and kept energy up throughout the night.

“We were all putting in ideas to make the event the best it can be,” said Lamar Leonard, the assistant treasurer and USGA rep for LAU. “My role tonight was to make sure people get signed in and get people to buy tickets for a good cause.”

Brayan Reevus and Mike Brea of LAU coordinated the event, working with all the technology and people to have everything go smoothly.

“I know most of the brothers; I always come out and enjoy the show,” said Tatiana Branch, who was at the event with the Communication Club. “I’m buying some extra raffle tickets because it goes to a good cause and they’re a great group of guys. They aren’t just the letters on their chest, they really are about supporting the campus they support each other.”

Communication Club was helping out with the events by filming. Jeff Rogers, the sergeant at arms for the Comm Club, said that Deal or No Deal is “a great time with great prizes” and that he looked forward to contributing to the event.

“We’ve been working with LAU more and we are filming the event the winners and the dance competitions between rounds,” said Veronica Bitz, the Communication Club’s executive assistant.

Ashley Gomez, a student at UNH, said she heard “lots of good things about it last year and want to keep it going!” Meagan Anderson was excited and happy that LAU had really great prizes to give away.

Zachary Harper, a sophomore computer science major, began by picking bag number three. As an alum of the game from last year, he had a plan and chose to get rid of numbers one, four, six, eight, and 16 first and as the bags were opened, the prizes were revealed.

Prizes included a Nintendo Wii with a Mario game, headphones, UNH socks, an HP laptop, Bluetooth speakers, a UNH sports bundle, UNH blanket, leather wallet, UNH lanyard, a 48 inch TV, a PlayStation 4, a Sony camera, a UNH hoodie and a 16gb iPod.

At the end of removing all the other prizes, Harper was given the chance to switch the bag in his hand for the last bag on stage, which he did and, by doing so, he won a UNH t-shirt.

Chad Potter picked bag number 12 and kept going through the entire game but, sadly, bag number 12 held not a PlayStation 4 but a free hug, which was taken with a smile. Janna Rosenthal, a kick boxing instructor, played quickly and won a Sony camera.

LAU’s host then started a dance competition between Harper and another LAU brother who knew how to rock out to the recent hit “About A Week Ago” but the fraternity member couldn’t compete with Harper when he started to make it rain raffle tickets, causing the audience to get up on their feet to catch some.

Some other winners of the night included Brandi Rodriguez, who won the PS4 and Devon Carter won the Bluetooth speakers. Terry Tozzi took $175 in giftcards, and Tatiana Boyd won the Wii and Mario game.

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