Speed friending proves popular at Uptown

El McCabe , Opinions and Campus Life Editor

Uptown hosted Speed Friending on Feb. 22 in the spirit of  Valentine’s Day. In previous years, the event was called “Speed Dating,” but Uptown workers wanted to take the pressure of finding love off of the attendees.

The event attracted students from a variety of backgrounds, majors, and interests. Uptown had an intimate atmosphere and many of the students made new friends by the end of the night.

“Working at the event was a positive experience and Speed Friending attracted some of the most open and non-judgmental people I have met on campus,” Emilie Ratajczak ’15 said.

The event also featured free food and drinks, including the infamous Bison Dip and Teriyaki meatballs.

Uptown workers helped out by facilitating conversations and engaging in activities with attendees. Uptown has recently hired new staff members, all of whom brought fresh energy to the social scene. Both new and old Uptown workers played Uno, billiards, and other ice-breaker games with students.

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