MOB’s Big Success

Sai Atluri , Senior Reporter

MOB’s highly anticipated event MOB the Campus took place from Saturday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. until Sunday, Nov. 20 at midnight. 

The event began with an improv comedy show by Run With It, and a show by student magician George Kourtzidis ’24, which was immediately followed by hypnotist Derek Watkins from 6 to 7:30 p.m..

The planetarium show took place at 7 p.m., featuring the recently upgraded technology of the Charles M. Kanev Planetarium in Tome Hall. Although there was initially supposed to be one 30 minute show, due to the capacity of the planetarium being reached, an additional show was offered from 7:50 – 8:20 p.m.

Mini Golf in the HUB side rooms and inflatables in the HUB social hall were offered from 7 to 10 p.m., while cupcakes from Sugar Whipped Bakery, MOB water bottles and bracelets were provided for students in the HUB lobby area during these events. 

The night was concluded by a karaoke event with a mac and cheese bar in the SNAR. This event was a favorite among many students, with one student on YikYak claiming, “karaoke renewed my trust in this campus.”

In order for these events to pan out successfully, a significant amount of work is done behind the scenes. “We started planning right at the beginning of the semester,” stated Carolina Carneiro ’24, one of MOB’s two special events chairs who took part in planning MOB the Campus. “It took us a couple of weeks to fully decide what we wanted to have and then we went into planning mode,” said Carneiro. Max Abramson ’24, the second of MOB’s two special event chairs, added that they “prefer to find new and creative ways of approaching the events.”

While a large turnout is expected for events of this scale, “it feels totally different to actually see everyone at an event that we put together,” stated Abramson. “There were lines for inflatables, the Astronomy Club had two full-capacity planetarium shows, the SNAR was completely packed for karaoke and we gave out all 400 cupcakes,” Carneiro added.

Abramson concludes by stating that “MOB exists as a student organization whose job it is to plan diverse and high-quality events for Dickinson students. We are proud to say that we did exactly that.”