Rambunctious Week: MAX Amount of Fun

Student’s last hoorah before classes start

By Patrick Fleming
On August 31, 2017

Photo by Brit Raley
Maya Yruegas, freshman, races against Mackenzie Fanatico, junior, on the inflatable obstacle course. Students had an absolute blast on the inflatables, and raced each other multiple times.

The Rambunctious Weekend celebration has been a tradition at ASU for years to allow new students at the university, whether incoming freshmen or transfer students, to be warmly welcomed into the Ram Fam.

As the name implies, the Rambunctious Weekend has usually been confined to three days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

This year, that has changed and there was the first ever Rambunctious Week. The celebration time was extended from last Wednesday, Aug. 23, to Sunday, Aug. 27.

During each of these days, meals were taken outside with an assortment of seats open for people to introduce themselves to others.

"I liked it," Emma Burnes, freshman, said. "It gave us a lot more time to get to know more people and get used to the university."

On the night of Thursday, Aug. 24, there was also a concert featuring the band MAX and DJ Shots, which lasted long into midnight, despite an unusual amount of rain brought on by Hurricane Harvey.

There was also a variety of activities for both new and old students to participate in, including the return of GO GAMEZ, a van filled with several different gaming consoles and multiplayer games that people can play on several televisions. The exterior of this van also had two more televisions, a Wii, and an Xbox that were open to students.

Alongside this was also a caricature artist who drew pictures of each student on either a white t-shirt or a white base-ball cap.

There were also other stands including both a ring-maker who made inscribed a ring for each student, and a stand dedicated to letting students deep-fry and eat several candies, most notably, miniature Twix bars.

"It was nice." Carolina Rosales, a senior at ASU said. "It’s like the other years. It’s fun."

Though a lot of students had a good time, a lot of the festivities were hindered by the constant rain, and a few of the activities had to shut down because of it.

"The only reason I did not like it was because it kept raining," Melody Theiss said.

Despite this, those working on the activities refused to quit.

Whatever attractions could stay up did, including the GO GAMEZ, which only closed off the exterior televisions, leaving the interior ones still available.

The rest of the Rambunctious Week went on as scheduled.

"It was very well put together," Isaac Staton, a sophomore and ASU worker said. "It was obviously a little adventure because of the rain."

The final event was on Sunday night at the ASU Lakehouse which had a set of activities for students as well including a large, inflatable water slide, free shirts, and free snowcones. Also, the students who attended were welcome to free food.

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