It’s almost time for recess — and there’s a twist

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By Mike Queroz 

It’s back. It’s almost time for RECESS!

For those who are not familiar with it, RECESS is basically a time to unwind right before finals. It’s meant for students to be entertained.

This year, the Student Activities Board and Undergraduate Student Government are partnering up to bring students this great event from 3 to 6 p.m. April 30.

There is a spin to this year’s RECESS, though. This year, the event will be in the style of an obstacle course race in which 20 teams of four students each will compete to get the gold.

Registration is open through Sunday. Only the first 20 teams will be able to participate.

The event will kick off with a 30-minute opening ceremony full of warm-ups and fun games for all students. Then at 3:30 p.m., the competition will begin and go until 5:30 p.m. The closing ceremony includes a pyrotechnic show and closes with the announcement of the teams that take first, second, and third place.

The winning teams will receive gold, silver, or bronze medals for their success. Other teams will receive a complimentary prize for their participation.

SAB, the USG team, and I have all been working hard on getting this event together since the beginning of the semester. Get excited for this year’s RECESS!

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