Programming board presents a BHM-themed bingo

The Henry Student Center Ballroom filled up with students excited to play some bingo and win prizes.

The Henry Student Center Ballroom filled up with students excited to play some bingo and win prizes.

Laury Angeles Martinez, Staff Writer

On Feb. 9 programming board once again brought one of its incredible events to the student body. This week it was a bingo event in collaboration with the Multicultural Student Coalition (MSC) in celebration of Black History Month. 


According to Quincy Banks, junior digital design and media arts major, he went to this event “to be a part of the community [because] everyone gets together for the bingo night.”


As a result of programming board and MSC’s collaboration on this event, the students participating in the game were asked questions about black history. If the student answered correctly they would gain the advantage of getting an extra bingo tablet, which granted them more chances to win one of the prizes.


Students had a great time playing, winning prizes, learning about black history and just enjoying some downtime with their friends.


“My reason to come is that it doesn’t matter if I win, I still have fun and the games make me relax by destressing a bit from classes,” said Leonel Ojo, junior English literature major.


Although the room was filled with tension and anticipation from participants waiting for their numbers to be called, the laughter soon began to take over thanks to sophomore communication studies and vice president of MSC, Zach Paraway’s hosting skills. This was another successful night of bingo.


“The event was great,” said Ancel Santana, first-year civil engineering major. “Even though I didn’t win anything, the atmosphere and the personality of the host made the event fun nevertheless.” 


Next week programming board will be taking a break from organizing their usual events but not to worry as they will be holding a giveaway. On Feb. 16 they will be handing out free acai bowls so students will not want to miss this.