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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
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By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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theCrew hosts Brews and Books event

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Roderick Villareal
Students check out the Brews and Books event hosted by theCrew. (Roderick Villareal/Staff Photographer)
The Plinko Board displaying the prizes. (Roderick Villareal)

Students that wrapped up studying in the Mary Couts Burnett Library and finished classes in Rees-Jones Hall were greeted by theCrew and its Brews and Books event.

The tables were full of books, journals, bookmarks and pens, which were prizes on a Plinko board. To win a prize, the students would drop a token down the board until it landed in a section with a prize written on it. Students were also able to trade in gently used books for new ones.

“We try to make the events fun and interactive for the students,” said Austin Dolan, a sophomore finance major who organized the event. “We try to think of ideas that will have prizes and games, stuff that will keep them engaged.”

Along with the books and games, there was a coffee cart presented by the Coffee Experience.

The event caught the attention of Alejandro Munoz, a junior biology major.

“I just saw the sign and it looked cool, so I checked it out. It had games, free coffee and was a lot of fun,” he said.

The books varied from world record books to adventure books to classics.

Some of the books present at theCrew event that are available to be won or traded for. (Roderick Villareal)

“We look for the most popular and well-reviewed books on Amazon to stock this event,” Dolan said.

Some of the books included “A People’s History of Catalonia” by Michael Eaude, “Ocean’s Echo” by Everina Maxwell and “Guinness World Records 2024.”

The event captured the feeling of a coffee shop as calming music played from speakers. Several people ordered coffee, grabbed some books and sat at tables to talk and read with others.

Morayma Rodriguez, a first-year psychology major, considers herself a “big book person” and said the idea was great.

“It is great to swap books and just feel the vibe,” she said. “The downside is you have to be here early to get the books that you want.”

For updates on more events, follow theCrew on their Instagram.

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