I am UIC: Parking lot transformed into carnival
It is not simply about learning for UIC. The university ensures that its students are presented with the opportunity to engage in fun and community activities. This idea pushes for a diverse yet unified university in which everyone feels accommodated.
On Sept. 28, the UIC Center for Student Involvement hosted its annual Revelry carnival. The event is not solely attended by UIC students and employees, but it is also accessible to the public for a small fee.
Eunice Kpatha, a junior in political science, was happy that UIC students could enjoy the rides for free.
“I decided to come and check this event out was because I heard it was free for students,” she said. “This is my third year at UIC and I never even bothered to know what is happening here because I presumed it is too good to be free. It’s mini, free Six Flags.”
On Friday, students were ready to start the weekend as they amassed at 1135 S. Halsted St., eager to try the different rides. Parents from the community also brought their kids.
Ben Hung, a graduate student in pharmacy, enjoyed the carnival.
“This is my first time coming to this event, and it has been very fun,” he said.
Subhra Kanungo, a freshman majoring in computer science, had some anxiety about riding roller coasters.
“I am scared of heights, and I do not understand why and how people do this. I rode the train ones and it was good, then my friends forced me to ride in a roller coaster and that was enough for me,” said Kanungo.
Temitope Eddna Odedoyin is majoring in English and fully concentrating in media and professional writing. Apart from writing, she has have a passion for painting, and enjoys using watercolors, oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, oil pastel. She also has an interest in creative writing and short stories. She believes that art — through writing and painting — is a way of expressing one’s feelings.