Michelle R Morra

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around. With the start of February, romantic thoughts have been floating around everywhere and love for some fantastic SCOPE events has been spreading.  Film and Weekends had a good event filled week last week and there is loads more to come for the rest of the month.

This past week’s movie was Due Date, the hilarious comedy with Robert Downing Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.  We have all seen the movies where a father is trying to get to the hospital as quickly as possible for the birth of his child.  The twist in this version of the old story is that Downing’s character has to hitch a ride with Galifianakis’ character, who is an aspiring actor.  There are, quite literally, bumps in the road.  If you want to spend two hours laughing your butt off, you need to rent this movie. However, if you want to spend two hours scared out of your mind, stop by Bartels at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday to watch Paranormal Activity 2, this weeks’ movie.

This week’s weekend events were fun and all over the place.  On Friday, we took a trip to Mount Southington to do the best winter sports and activities ever: skiing. We rented skis or snowboards for all students, and they had a blast going up and down the mountain practically all night.  On Saturday, they relaxed in the Bartels Programming Space, while students were able to get a mold of their hands made from wax. There were also henna tattoos.  On Sunday, we had a party for the big game! There were wings, pizza, chips, and drinks; we also watched the game on the big screen.  Both teams played a really good game, but the Packers won 31 to 25, and the commercials were awesome. 

If you missed the great events last weekend, no worries. There are more to come this week.  On Friday, there will be Antique photos in the Bartels Programming Space from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Come see what you would have looked like if you lived during western times or even further back.  On Saturday, Weekends is taking a trip to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Sign-ups are Wednesday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m. Look in your email for the link

Also happening this week is Arcade Night.  Join Special Events on Thursday in the New Hall Game Room at 7:00 p.m. for PacMan, NBA Jam, and more arcade classics.