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A Special Night of Smores, Stars and Students

S’mores and Stargazing | Photo by Monica Brutto | The Wright State Guardian

Multiple Wright State organizations came together to host a smores and stargazing event on Aug. 31 to build community and relax under the stars. 

The event

Students gathered around the toasty campfire at the Village Pavillion to roast marshmallows and catch up with friends last Thursday evening. Students also had the opportunity to look through some available telescopes to gaze at the stars scattered above. 

WSU Astronomical Collaboration, Chinese Club, Korean Club and the University Activities Board hosted the event. Their intention of the night was to bring students together. 

President of the Chinese and Korean Club Abi Bond described the event as an incredible opportunity for meeting new friends, as doing so can be a challenging task for international and transfer students. Bond hoped that by bringing students together, the organizations could highlight various cultures and promote diversity. 

“Everyone is welcome to join our events. We’ve noticed many students are intimidated when they’re unfamiliar with a culture or language, but we tailor our events to be all-inclusive,” Bond said. “The goal is to learn together and have fun together.” 

President of the WSU Astronomical Collaboration Brad Kerry said that the astronomy club enjoyed teaming up with other organizations to reach more students and to create activities that are easy for students to participate in. Kerry encouraged students to get involved in the activities even if they do not wish to join the club afterwards. 

“Never be afraid to come say ‘hi’ to us. Even if [you] don’t want to join, you can just come talk and see what we’re about,” Kerry said. “What we’re really trying to do is give a huge community outreach for those that may have an interest but not have the ability to either take a class or don’t know where to go.” 

Also present at the event was President of Mindful Magic, Kaylee Raines. Raines described Mindful Magic as a safe space for students to explore the paranormal, astrology, magic and any other non-traditional spiritual beliefs. 

For more information about any of these organizations, students can visit their Engage pages. 

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