Greek community builds bonds at the first Chillfest

by James Tillson

To celebrate the brotherhood and sisterhood between the Greek houses of Simpson College, the residence life organized the first Chillfest in the Black Box last Tuesday night.

This was an all Greek event which featured food, games and door prizes. Any member of campus was allowed into the event, but only Greek members were capable to win the door prizes. Prizes varied from a speaker system to movies.

A cotton candy machine was brought in and made for attendees, as well as nachos and various types of chips and drinks. Board and card games were set out for even more entertainment.

Six projectors were set up for video games and on various gaming systems. The night also included a Halo four tournament. Anyone who wanted to participate signed up for the tournament and was then set into a bracket. After nearly an hour of constant Halo warfare, one player proved to be the greatest fighter, Dustin Martens, a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, who won a three month subscription to Xbox live.

The event was from 9:00 to 11:30 pm and was constantly filled with fun for all who chose to participate. Door prizes and video games were not the only attractions for students. For those not entertained by the games, finger nail polish was also set out and was highly utilized by those in attendance.

Assistant Director of Reslife Fred Seels said he believes that the Chillfest was a great success with over 100 different people coming through the doors throughout the night. “We have a good night to do and give people something fun to do,” Seels said, “This can be seen as a recruiting tool since everyone can be seen as a possible new member of a sorority or fraternity, and if you go Greek, this is the kind of fun stuff you get to go to.”

The House Assistant for Lambda Chi Alpha Andy Ardueser said this event was great for boosting bonds within fraternities. Ardueser agrees with Seels in saying that the night was an overall success with a great turn out.

“I don’t think there is a house that didn’t have a good showing.” Every house had a representative for the evening,” said Ardueser.

All students in attendance, and members of Reslife assisting in the running of the event, believed it to be a great evening and wish it to continue the night in following semesters.