The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its first official game night on September 28 in the multicultural lounge in the Bultman Student Center (BSC). A multicultural lounge is a place where students of all colors are welcome to come to spend time in since it is an inclusive environment at Hope College.
The entire Executive Board, general members, and other students color showed up and had a lot of fun. The night started off with a murder mystery, who-done-it game, where each task was met with great peril. Everyone had a blast playing an intriguing and difficult game. It was a relaxing end to a long, arduous week of classes, exams, getting ready for The Pull and the football game, with many other student activities. It was the first time that the Executive Board could sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening of fun. After a couple hours of games and fun, the night continued with music.
At first, it was just in the background, playing as part of the games, but the group began to sing and move in unison to a variety of songs, which included several New Edition tunes, of course, Michael Jackson, and even more recent, Mario and Ray-J. BSU is part of this movement towards more inclusion on campus, planning this event and future events to further unite students on all fronts. There is still work to be done, but the game night was definitely a step in the right direction. BSU is planning another meeting for next week Thursday.
The topic is currently undecided, but it should be another exciting opportunity to not only hear members of the Executive Board put together material but also for students of color and their friends to discuss pertinent topics to students at Hope College. For those who are interested in either being a part of the community or getting more involved, come to hang out in the multicultural lounge and bring your friends. The lounge is located in the BSC basement.