On Friday, March 15, many eager students showed up to play games, eat free food, and just hang out at TRECS during the University of Tennessee's own campus block party, Vol Night Long. This annual event, held from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., hoped to excite students about participating in substance-free events by spending a night hanging out with friends.
"We do have it on a Friday night in order to get people who are abstinent from alcohol an option to be entertained and have fun and not have to deal with that pressure, said Will Burleson, a member of UT's Campus Entertainment Board.
College students are the most stressed out this time of year, so they definitely need an event like this to keep them sane. - Anna Gardner, a UT freshman.
Some students who attended, like Brittany Rohrer, said college students are "young enough to still enjoy the fun activities of this event, while old enough to make their own decisions."
Activities at this year's event included laser tag, inflatables, a DJ, and Zorbing on the intramural fields. Also, there was lots of free food.
According to Burleson, "One of the things of Vol Night Long is that it provides free entertainment for the low class students here." All activities and food were free and also accessible because it was right on campus at TRECS.
"College students are the most stressed out this time of year, so they definitely need an event like this to keep them sane." said Anna Gardner, a UT freshman.
With many fun activities to participate in and a night away from schoolwork, Vol Night Long is most definitely a stress reliever.
Next year, Vol Night Long will be just as fun and full of activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy.