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The Collaboration: Groups Come Together in New Tradition

Stony Brook kicked off their Wolfstock Homecoming celebration with an event, The Collaboration on Thursday, Oct. 7.

The Collaboration brought many organizations together, including the African Student Union, the Latin American Student Organization, and the Caribbean Student Organization,  among others. This program was held in various locations in the Student Activities Center.

One of the ballrooms had been transformed into Wolfie’s Fun Factory. Many entertainment booths were set up to cater to the 100 people in attendance. Students had the opportunity to partake in activities such as decorating flip-flops and having caricatures made. In addition, there were interactive games, air hockey, and board games.

Many students were delighted to be able to play classic video games, including Street Fighter. However, they were less than thrilled about waiting in lines. Tammy Wen, a junior English and sociology junior, said, “I think each booth should have had more people so the lines wouldn’t be so long! But it is overall fun.”

The Art Gallery room was known as Café 1957 for the night. At any given time, there were at least thirty people in the room enjoying the light coffeehouse foods and drinks that were served.

Among the performers were acoustic musicians and stand-up comedians. The vocalists alongside the guitarists left the audience awestruck with their harmonious melodies. A local comedian, Paul Anthony, entertained the crowd with his endless streak of punch lines.

He jokingly mentioned his performances were always clean, and then saturated his act with profanity, which the crowd found extremely hilarious.

The last location, the auditorium, was called Brook-End Theatre for the Collaboration event. The hosts of the program played the two films, “The Longest Yard” and “The Blind Side.” Football plays a major role in these movies, which proved to be appropriate for the homecoming celebration.

Most students enjoyed the festivities of The Collaboration, with the exception of minor issues. Markeem Reid, a senior business major, said “It should have been better advertised. However, it was a good way to kick off Homecoming.”

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