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Scavenger hunt engages ULV students

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Jaydelle Herbert
Staff Writer

The Campus Activities Board hosted a virtual Scavenger Hunt event March 26 in which four University of La Verne students each created a one to two minute video completing one or more tasks to compete for prizes.

A few tasks the contestants completed were recording and dressing up a pet, showing their face mask collection, and showing their favorite CAB giveaway.

The videos were presented to the 35 attendees who chose which video they enjoyed the most to win the top prize, a JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker. The attendees chose junior psychology major Kira Degelsmith to win the grand prize since she completed more tasks in her video than the other three contestants.

“I wasn’t expecting to get first place. But I was really happy that the audience chose me to win,” Degelsmith said.

Freshman criminology major Kiara Ortiz Figueroa was the runner-up, junior photography major Emily Alvarez was the third-place winner and sophomore educational studies major Megan Romo was the fourth-place winner.

Ortiz Figueroa participated in the event to earn her spot on the CAB committee.

“CAB has a program where they interview four people to be a part of the CAB [committee]. We must shadow the different positions to see if that’s what we want to do next year and as a requirement, I have to join four events every month,” Ortiz Figueroa said.

Although Romo came in fourth place, CAB decided to give her the same prize third-place winner Alvarez received, a record player.

“I was upset that I didn’t win. But it was so thoughtful of CAB to give everyone a prize and I was happy because they made me feel included,” Romo said.

The scavenger hunt event also included a virtual performance by KidEyes, an alternative pop-rock duo, who performed 10 of their original songs throughout the hour-long event.

Yulissa Chavez, sophomore communications major and CAB concerts chair, and Edith Gomez, sophomore communications major and CAB comedy chair, collaborated to host the event.

“Since both of our events have interactive audiences we decided to collaborate, it’s funny that we both had opposite ideas for what our chairs usually do. Mine for adding the band and Yulissa’s idea for creating the scavenger hunt. But the event turned out well,” Gomez said.

Reanna Hilario, La Verne graduate and manager of KidEyes, reached out to Gomez to feature the band at the CAB event.

“I loved my years in CAB; I was a spirit chair my junior year and co-chair of CAB my senior year,” Hilario said. “So I always wanted to do something with the concert chair and to do it on this end being the band’s manager is crazy.”

CAB provided 95 University of La Verne students who RSVPed for the event with a ULV mint green long sleeve.

“I actually always participate in all of the events because I want to have some fun out of the strains the pandemic has placed on us, online homework and stressing out about school,” Alvarez said. “Being able to attend these events virtually is an amazing experience CAB is providing us.”

Chavez said CAB events are created to help students with their mental health through the online setting.

“The feedback I have gotten back from a lot of students is, ‘Thank you for throwing this. I was having a really stressful week and this helped me de-stress.’ That is always my goal for students to feel better than they did when they first came in or at least have something to do that week,” Chavez said.

Chavez and Gomez said to keep an eye out for upcoming events throughout the month of April.

“I’m ecstatic. The students aren’t ready for the awesome events happening next month,” Chavez said.

For more information on upcoming events, visit CAB’s Instagram @lavernecab.

Jaydelle Herbert can be reached at jaydelle.herbert@laverne.edu

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