Students "hit" it off at the pool tournament
By Gervarus Giles
Madonna students showed great effort in coming out to attend the pool tournament. With all kinds of ethnicities joining together in competition, the environment was very friendly. Some people met new people that they never talked to before and others clung to the bonds that were already created with their circle of friends.
If the host of this event had a mission to bring everyone together in unity in hopes of creating new friendships, that night was definitely a success. There was a period in which music was played, snacks were given out as well as a variety of beverages, too. This brought even more people down from their rooms and created even a bigger socializing event.
While some students danced with their friends, others were too focused on the game to be distracted by all of the dancing and partying that went on around them.
“I remember when I had one ball left before I got down to the 8-ball. It seemed like I couldn’t get that last ball in for anything. I tried all different kinds of maneuvers and angles but I missed every time. I wanted to just leave the table for a minute when I saw more people come down and start up the party, but I was more determined to win the game because I needed that gas card,” said DeCarlo Burris, Broadcast and Cinema Arts major.
Some students even brought their own pool equipment, which in the eyes of some students, made them seem more superior.
“When I saw those two guys come in with their gloves, nice pool sticks, and headbands, I honestly thought that the competition was over. I thought they would win every game that they played because I don’t know anyone else who would have that much equipment for a game and not be excellent in it,” said Jayson Grayson, Communication Studies major.
Some are just thankful simply because of the environment and friendships.
“The one thing that I have been longing for since my first year in college was for everyone to come together and have fun without someone thinking someone else is a creep or whatever the situation might be. I hated the thought of everyone running to their comfort zones with the same friends for the next four years of their lives because of fear of what someone else may think of them. We should put diversity to the side and step outside of our comfort zones for once and if that’s done, we might actually make new friends like we did tonight,” said Darious Thomas, Broadcast and Cinema Arts major.