Students relieve stress at SGA’s “Bounce Your Problems Away”

Kait Martin, sophomore public relations major, throws a pie at a professor during SGA's 'bounce your problems away' event. | Photo by Victor Miller, staff photographer

Kait Martin, sophomore public relations major, throws a pie at a professor during SGA's 'bounce your problems away' event. | Photo by Victor Miller, staff photographer
Kait Martin, sophomore public relations major, throws a pie at a professor during SGA’s ‘bounce your problems away’ event. | Photo by Victor Miller, staff photographer
Students were able to let go of some stress at sophomore council’s event, Bounce Your Problems Away, on Tuesday, April 28.

Despite cool weather conditions the Union community enjoyed time together, outside the Bowld Student Commons. At the event there was an inflatable obstacle course, food, music and a place to pie professors.

Tansil Binkley, sophomore psychology major and secretary for sophomore council, helped prepare the event. It was her responsibility to document everyone’s ideas, book the inflatable and coordinate setup and disassembly.

One of the highlights of the night was the opportunity to pie professors.

“We pied Dr. Jackson, Dr. Holla, Dr. Tiger, Dr. Watson, Dr. Bates and Dr. Allen,” Binkley said. “It was hilarious because at first the wind was blowing pretty strongly, and we had to figure out how to actually hit the professors.”

Hannah Goins, sophomore elementary education major, enjoyed this activity because in order to pie a professor, students wrote letters to orphans in Nepal.

“I thought it was really cool how to throw a pie you had to write a letter to an orphan in Nepal,” said Goins. “They had already planned this before the earthquake so it made it all the more special.”

According to Goins, it was a relaxed atmosphere, which was the purpose of the event. Sophomore council wanted it to be a stress-free time for students.

Rachel Sette, sophomore nursing major, stopped by to take a break from the end of the semester workload.

“It was nice to be outside with friends instead of inside with my homework,” Sette said. “Stepping away from studying and going to an event like that can help clear your head so that that when you return to the books, you are re-energized.”

“I think our event gave people an opportunity to let loose, have some fun, and work out a little bit of stress,” Binkley said. “It was a great opportunity to just fellowship and have a laugh with some friends.”

Image courtesy of Victor Miller|Cardinal & Cream
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Elise Watkins is a Public Relations major and in Union University's graduating Class of 2016. She is from Louisa, VA but has also lived in four other states. She is a southerner, a reader, and a talker.