Luau to promote spring break safety

Programming Council and Hyperfrogs will host a luau today to encourage students to have an exciting and safe spring break.”The reason why we are having the luau is for students to have a good time responsibly and promote safety for the week ahead of them,” said Hyperfrog member Jessica Tremillo, a freshman education major.

According to a 1998 survey of students on spring break in Panama City Beach, Fla., from the Journal of American College Health, the average male finished 18 alcoholic drinks a day while on break and the average female had 10.

Kristen Chapman, special events chairwoman for PC, is organizing the luau event.

“I think it will be a good time for students to unwind and have fun after a stressful week of midterm exams,” said Chapman, a freshman pre-business and fashion merchandising major.

The event will include free snacks, a disc jockey and games.

Meghan Leal, a freshman graphic design major, said, “I think the luau is going to be a lot of fun, and I am looking forward to all of the games and the sand castle-building contest.”

Hyperfrogs has been working with the Alcohol and Drug Education Center this week to encourage safety during spring break by passing out sunblock and water bottles to students.

Hannah Mathews, a freshman international communication major said, “Some students are ignorant about some of the dangers of alcohol and the sun, and by having this event, people can mentally prepare themselves to be careful during spring break.”

The Hyperfrogs are focusing on peer education to promote a safe spring break, from sun safety to alcohol safety, Mathews said.