Though students arriving in Pullman this weekend have missed out on a fabulous Week of Welcome, which was hosted by the WSU Office of Student affairs, there are still plenty of activities available this weekend for those looking to grasp that last thread of freedom before the school year begins.
To start your weekend out right, visit the All Campus Picnic at Moobery Track this afternoon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A swipe of your CougarCard will get you free food from WSU Dining Services. Browse the booths set up by campus clubs and organizations while eating your hot dog and stock up on free goodies from local businesses.
After the picnic, round out your day eating and socializing during Pullman’s own National Lentil Festival, which is detailed completely in the News section of this paper.
Following a stop at the National Lentil Festival Parade Saturday morning, head up to the CUB Ballroom from 9 to 10 a.m. for the WSU Price is Right. Audience members have the chance to participate in the show and are eligible for prizes.
The keynote event for Saturday is the Up All Night – Welcome Back, hosted by the WSU Student Entertainment Board from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
If you’ve never made it to an Up All Night, now is a great time to start. The event will feature comedians, break dancers, a mind reader and more. Bring a backpack with you too, you’re almost guaranteed to win prizes and get overloaded with free loot from banks and vendors vying for your attention.
Sunday, the final day of freedom before another year of impending doom, starts off with the Backyard Bash at noon. Read all about it in today’s Life section.
The final event before classes start is the Free Outdoor Movie in Martin Stadium at 9 p.m. Remember to bring blankets and snacks as you enjoy the heroic Norse antics of Chris Hemsworth in Thor.
Although Monday signals the demise of summer, there are still activities throughout the first week to lift your sunken spirits.
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