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TCU’s theCrew says goodbye to summer in latest event

TheCrew’s mission is to keep campus connected through their popular events
Alicia Takacs
A waterslide and slip-n-slide highlighted theCrew’s event on September 20. (Alicia Takacs/TCU 360)

TCU’s theCrew celebrated the end of summer with another one of its popular campus events in the Community Commons.

The event, complete with a water slide, water shooters and ice pops, gave students one last taste of summer before fall. Appropriately named “Splish Splash WaterSlide Bash,” the event drew dozens of students.

Stephanie Vitale, a junior member of theCrew, spoke on the inspiration for the event.

“What we usually do in our meetings is sit in the room and yell our ideas for a few minutes, and someone mentioned water slides, the water ones are always really popular,” Vitale said. “This was a big idea for us. All of our ideas kind of come to us at random, but this one was one multiple people mentioned and wanted to do.”

A major goal for theCrew is to keep students feeling connected, especially first-year students. 

“We are always trying to make the students happy,” said Vitale. “College is hard, especially for freshman and it’s kind of a way to get kids out of their rooms and do something fun.”

First-year students Madeline Kyle and Kat Iversen said they appreciate and enjoy theCrew’s events and how they keep them connected.

“We were like, why not come? It gets us out of our rooms and will be refreshing and fun,” Iversen said.

Kat Iversen and Madeline Kyle enjoy the water slide at theCrew’s Splish Splash Waterslide Bash. (Alicia Takacs/TCU 360)

Iversen and Kyle also believe theCrew events are a necessary experience for first-years to get the most out of their TCU experience.

“So far they’ve helped so much,” Kyle said. “They’re some of my favorite events I’ve been to at TCU.”

Vitale, also a director for theCrew, looks forward to helping plan more events for TCU students this semester.

“It’s so rewarding to see students happy, and these are like a break in their day,” Vitale said. “This event was super fun to plan, and I can’t wait for the rest of the semester.”

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