In Other News: Week of Feb. 21 on campus

Hollywood Murder Mystery night

The College Programming Board (CPB) hosted a new special event, Hollywood Murder Mystery, on Friday. All students were able to get a front row seat to a murder mystery game-night edition. Joined by two comedians, Paul and Steve, the night provided students with a night full of games and laughter. 

Upon arriving at the event, all students were given celebrity names ranging from actors to artists to big name singers. Students were encouraged to get into character and act as the celebrity to make the game feel more real.

The night was broken up into three different games — finishing a sentence, charades and drawing the suspect. The name of the game was to find out who killed actor Brendan Fraser with a bloody Oscar. 

Three clues were given out to students after every activity as a reward and brought them closer to figuring out the murderer. To bring the night to a close, students were encouraged to come up with the wildest murder story about who the killer was.

“The event went really well and it was really successful. The performers were amazing and had everyone cracking up all night,” said CPB programmer Christine Defeo. “We will definitely be doing similar events in the future.”


Rebecca Bleich

Rainbow Reads Book Club

The Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Services are starting a new program in the hopes that they can inspire people to read more. The Rainbow Reads Book Club will meet monthly to discuss a book of choice from a list provided by the center surrounding themes of womanhood, romance and identity.

Rainbow Reads held its first meeting on Feb. 20, where interested students were invited to drink some hot cocoa and design bookmarks with colored pencils and paint.

Yasmin Pesherov, sophomore and office manager for the Women’s Center, is in charge of this new initiative. Pesherov has goals of bringing people together and getting rid of the recently developed stigma against reading. 

“I want people to find passion in reading and find [it] entertaining because I feel like there’s a lot of fear in reading because there’s school and required readings. There’s a misconception of what reading could be like,” Pesherov said.

Peyton Bortner


Featured photo by Peyton Bortner