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BSU Chopped!

by Nicole Celeste, Student Weekend Activities Team

The hit TV show on the Food Network, “Chopped”,  is making its way to the Bridgewater Campus. Teams seek to compete for the coveted title of Top Chef here at Bridgewater. Sodexo chefs beware; there may be some competition for your job! Ok…that may be a stretch; so the students may not be working in a Bobby Flay Restaurant any time soon. But that doesn’t mean Student Weekend Activities Team won’t challenge these teams.

Here’s the deal. We invited six teams and six teams only to register for the contest. The teams are set up in two’s. The premise of the “Chopped” show and for this game is as follows:

“Their challenge is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish that is judged on their creativity , presentation, and taste with minimal time to plan and execute. The show is divided into three rounds: “Appetizer“, “Entrée“, and “Dessert“. In each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between three and five ingredients, and the dish each competitor prepares must contain each of those ingredients. The ingredients are often ones which are not commonly prepared together.”

 

Alright, now that we have the main idea let’s talk  all the details. These teams of two will be competing for a pair of Sox tickets baby! And not just any Red Sox Game tickets; nay nay I say. We are having these teams compete for Red Sox vs. New York Yankees tickets. Talk about the Hunger Games! Although, I don’t know how hungry our judges will be…

 Our judges will hopefully be delighted with the visual, creative, tasty dishes our contestants create. But let’s be honest, the pairing of the food are certainly not complementary. So what are in the baskets? My lips are sealed friends! But I can tell some examples that have been showcased in an older show date; this included:  watermelon, canned sardines, pepper jack cheese, and zucchini. Mmmmmm that sounds yummy, doesn’t it? Don’t worry- viewers aren’t required to eat the food.

But we do have cuisine that will make your mouth water. Student Weekend Activities Team is pulling out all the stops. Ok, I will give you one item on the menu for our viewers to enjoy: scallops wrapped in bacon. Told you, we are going all out.

So, at this event you get to view food, taste food; and play with food? Yes, your parents always said never play with your food; however SWAT is going around this rule with some fun games. We are talking food trivia, taste buds challenge, name that culture and more! Major prizes will be given away too! The biggest of them all? A pair of Red Sox tickets for you!

The weekends aren’t just about sleeping in and watching TV. Its Springfest weekend and Chopped is coming to the large ball room near you. So stop on by, enjoy free food and win cool prizes! I bet the teams would love the support. Hope to see you Saturday April 21st at 5pm in the Large Ball room.

Weekend Update: SWAT style!

by Rachel Freedenberg, Student Weekend Activities Team

It’s that time to get excited for your weekend!


Friday night is really something great; it’s the Annual BSU Relay For Life event.
It will be taking place in The Tinsley Center from 6pm and ending at 6am on Saturday.  This is a great chance to represent the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.  However, you must be registered ahead of time to attend the event.  If you cannot attend you can still make donations, and there are several Relay For Life change jars in different departments around campus (The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is one of those locations).  At the event there will be different themed laps, contests, games like Bingo (at Midnight) as well as Performers (BSU Senior, Eric Simon will be performing at 4am).

Saturday night has two great opportunities to keep busy and have a good time.
Program Committee is sponsoring a Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie night in ECC.  The event will begin at 7pm with Harry Potter Trivia presented by Student Weekend Activities Team.  The movie will be shown at 8pm and should last until around 11:30pm.  There will be various games and activities going on, as well as free food and of course the chance to win some really great prizes!

African Student Association is also sponsoring 56 Countries Night.  This is a chance to get out and experience the culture of Africa.  There will be an African buffet, two African dance groups’ performances, a solo dance performance, a comedian, African drummers, a DJ, a Nigerian recording artist will be singing and a fashion show will conclude the event! I couldn’t imagine a better night, jam-packed full of events! And if that wasn’t enough for you! They will also be hosting an After-Party from 10-1am, so get ready to dance the night away.  This entire event will be taking place in the Campus Center Large Ball Room, so make sure you stop by and check it out.  SWAT Will also be there to hand out some great prizes!

More interested in Athletics?
Well this Saturday is the first Men’s & Women’s Track Team Invitational in YEARS, this is a great opportunity for BSU to get out on our BRAND NEW TRACK AND FIELD and show those other school’s how great we are! The Invitational starts at 11am and takes place on at the Swenson Turf Field & Track aka “The BOG”

Sunday also has another great chance to support our Bears, the Men’s Baseball team will be taking on Rhode Island College at Alumni Park (our Home Field) in a Double Header.  The first game begins at 12pm and Game 2 will take place immediately after at 2:30pm.

…and remember, “It Happens on the Weekends”

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