Winter Weekend is near

Julianna Salvato, Correspondent

It’s almost time for Wilkes University’s much anticipated Winter Weekend, the event where teams made up of Wilkes students battle it out to determine who comes out as the winner.

The teams’ intelligence, creativity and strength are tested as they compete in various challenges. This year’s theme is comic book superheroes and villains.

This year the event takes place the weekend of Feb. 15-16.  On Friday night, the weekend will kick off with teams participating in a mascot competition, team skit, banner contest, pizza eating contest and the photo scavenger hunt. Saturday brings events like dodge ball, volleyball, Minute to Win It, a relay race and trivia.

This year’s Winter Weekend has 12 teams and more than 160 students signed up.

Friday night’s events are from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday’s will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  A secret event is scheduled for Saturday, which is meant to surprise to participants and spectators.