Students gather for food, fun at Frog Aides event


Students flocked to the Commons Monday for free food, live music, a photo booth and a mechanical bull Monday for Frog Aides' "Best of Texas" event. 

Frog Aides is Student Government Association's leadership skills program for first-year students. The event included free food from Blue Mesa Grill and other activities for students to participate in, including an opportunity to take pictures with a longhorn. 

Sophomore finance major Mason Richards said the free food was the main reason he came to the event. 

Some student organizations also had tables at the event to promote future philanthropies and events.

First-year psychology and religion double major Kelcie Willis said she attended the event to promote her organization, Love for Lancaster. Students in this organization visit the homeless on Lancaster Street three to four times a week to provide them with friendship, she said. 

Blake Tilley, a Frog Aides member, said members of Frog Aides spent the fall semester developing the leadership skills that helped them to put on this big event in the spring.

'We just wanted to get all the different aspects that we thought were obviously the best of Texas and bring them right here to the Commons," Tilley, a first-year computer science major, said. 

Abbie Maynard, a first-year journalism major and member of Frog Aides, said the group has been working toward this event all year as a way to give back to the students and leave a lasting impact.