by Audrey Griffith
It is a typical Thursday night and there is nothing to do. After a day of classes, any source of entertainment sounds appealing. That would be the case on any other Thursday night, but not last week.
Students were given the opportunity and the perfect chance to leave their backpacks and studying at home and bring their roller skates to Skate Junction in West Covina.
University of La Verne students gathered for a night filled with fun, loud music, good food and lots of skating for all participants. The Skate Junction offers both a snack bar and an arcade for additional fun.
As part of a list of events celebrating the month of February, the African American Student Alliance (AASA), the Brother’s Forum and the Institute for Multicultural Research and Campus Diversity, have been sponsoring events to give students a chance to get together and learn more about African-American History Month through entertaining environments and comfortable atmospheres.
The event ran from 8 until 11 p.m. To participate, there was a $5 entrance fee as well as the cost of the skate rental, for those who did not own skates of their own.
The first 50 students who arrived paid no entrance fee.
Sophomore Nya Center attended Skate Night last semester. “I had so much fun last year, I had to go again this year,” she said.
John Casarez of West Covina, has been skating at Skate Junction for years.
“I see a lot of younger kids coming to skate, but I thought it was a great [that] a group of college students can put together an event like this,” he said in regard to the number of students who participated.
AASA President Mia Moore, said, “The event was a huge success last semester. The attendance was more than expected.”
Approximately 30 students attended this year’s event, which was slightly fewer than last year’s attendance.
“We want students to learn more about AASA and we also want them to become more involved with our cause,” said Moore.