Union hosts Welcome Back Block Party

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter

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Jam-packed with music, food and games, Union Programs launched their Welcome Back Block Party Wednesday at the Union Breezeway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Block Party is kick-starter for upcoming fall events such as the Get Reel Film series, High Noon and the exhibits at the Union Gallery.

“It’s our way to introduce ourselves to the student population,” said Alexandra Garcia, event services coordinator for the Union.

Also featured at the party were a photo booth and games such as ping-pong, giant orange and blue Jenga and hula-hoops. The event’s atmosphere was enhanced by live music from local bands The Other Half and Ribo Flavin’ as well as food trucks Off the Grill and Takorexico.

“It’s pretty cool because there’s more stuff to do and look at,” said Nakira Burke, junior nursing major.

Garcia estimated that approximately 500 to 700 students passed through the breezeway during the event.

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