/Gayme Night

Gayme Night

Photo Credit: Nick "Chico" Hernandez
Photo Credit: Nick “Chico” Hernandez

Nostalgic games provided by GSA and Nerdcore
Melanie Buskirk
Staff Writer

Gamers clustered around the big screens in the cafeteria this past Wednesday, Oct. 29 during Gayme Night – an event sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance and Nerdcore. The event was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with a $1 entrance fee.
Members from both the GSA and Nerdcore brought in consoles such as the Nintendo Gamecube and the PS2, as well as board games like Apples to Apples. Pizza and soda were provided for attendees by the GSA.
When asked about her favorite part of the event, sophomore Melissa Whitesell, 18, said, “My favorite part is being able to hang out, relax, and eat pizza with my friends.”
Sophomore Joe Green, 20, said he enjoyed the nostalgia of being able to play the old games from his childhood with his friends.
The students in attendance are looking forward to the event next year. According to Green and another student, Eric Briggs, 19, the only thing that would make Gayme Night better would be more televisions for volunteers to connect their consoles to.
“I’m happy with how many people showed up. Everybody seemed to have fun, and everybody liked the pizza,” said Vice President of the GSA Celina Shaver. When asked about next year’s Gayme Night, both Vice President Shaver and the President of Nerdcore Jon Harper responded with excitement. Both look forward to a higher turn out next year, with this year’s attendance being approximately 60 students, as well as possibly partnering with other clubs.
President Harper would like to thank the students and the GSA for contributing and participating in this year’s Gayme Night.
Shaver said, “Keep your eyes out for the next Gayme Night!”