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Haleigh Patch

Equinox Staff

Favorite childhood games were brought to life at Giant Game Night. Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) hosted Giant Game Night in the Mabel Brown Room on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honors Society on campus, promotes excellence and recognizes outstanding contributions to education. It helps prepare students for challenges they might face in the future as educators. KDP also happens to be the oldest honors society at Keene State, as it was chartered in 1943.

Giant Game Night had games such as Giant Connect 4, Jenga, Corn Hole, Flip Cup, Spike Ball and more. All of the games were life-size to promote the word “giant.”

Adriana Alicea and Tyler Chaisson are the presidents of Kappa Delta Pi and Sierra Shelburne is the vice president. Alicea said their faculty advisor has a connection with the company Games To Go, and that is where they were able to rent these “giant” games.

Chaisson said KDP hosts one event per semester on campus, and this is the fall event.

Shelburne said the past e-board had done something similar to this event, and they wanted to bring it back because everyone seems to enjoy it. She said the point of this event is for both recruitment purposes and for the opportunity to partner with the KSC Bigs Club, which is a student run organization affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire. The Bigs Club assists students wishing to be matched with a little brother or little sister and organizes various events for matches. Some events include pep rallies at KSC basketball games, holiday parties or game nights. The Bigs Club is open to all students and holds meetings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Atrium Conference Room.

The president of the Bigs Club, Kayla Koster, said KDP reached out to them to connect at this event and they hope to continue to working with them in the future.

“It would be great to have a partnership with KDP so kids and education majors have the opportunity to connect,” Koster said. She said she hopes they can put on another game night in the future and try to collaborate with kids and students. Koster said the Bigs Club focuses on college students becoming mentors to children and they put on events to make that happen.

The event was open to students as well as club members. The Mabel Brown Room was filled with games and about 20 students — however, most of them were club or honors society members. There was music and announcements at the beginning of the evening about future events or fundraisers with a sign-up sheet. There were baked goods made by members of KDP available for students at the event as well. Sophomore Gavin Soper came to the event with a member from the Bigs Club and said he had a great time at Giant Game Night and he would come to it again in the future. He said it was a good idea to have this event to bring Kappa Delta Pi and the Bigs Club together.

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