This past Tuesday, Thwing Study Over drew hundreds of CWRU students for a light-hearted night before delving into finals week.
Main features of the event included a t-shirt giveaway from the University Programming Board, booths by student organizations, and free food from a variety of local restaurants, including Indian Flame, the Jolly Scholar, and Melt.
The booths featured at the event exemplified the diversity of student groups on campus. Molly Hudelson, a senior who was at the event representing the Warner Music Group, said, “I really like setting up a booth at these types of events because it not only allows me to promote artists, but allows me to interact with people one-on-one.”
Thwing Study Over, a long-standing campus tradition, is organized by a student committee, who plan the proceedings from inception to execution. Co-chair of logistics on the Thwing Study Over planning committee, Aditya Rengaswamy, thought the event was a success, noting that Thwing Study Over had “epic food, epic fun, and was the only place on campus where a line for a t-shirt never ends.”
The event was run primarily by volunteers from the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Volunteer coordinator Jenna Lichtenberg said that the event was a wonderful opportunity for Alpha Phi Omega brothers to get service hours, while encouraging people to join next semester. The brothers could be seen all over the event wearing their blue and gold APO jerseys, and did everything from running the cotton candy machine to standing by garbage bins sorting trash into recyclables, compost, and landfill items.
With finals looming, Thwing Study Over provided an opportunity for students to take a study break from finals, and highlighted the work of on-campus groups.