The Winterfest Carnival And Murder Mystery Event Was Larger Than Ever Before.


Last Thursday night’s Snow Fiesta events included the Club Winterfest Carnival and the Murder at the Ski Lodge dinner event.


            The Club Winterfest Carnival was attended by twenty-five of SOU’s student clubs, who came with booths, games, food and signup sheets.



Among the various offerings at Winterfest the French Club offered mousse and crêpes as a pay-what-you-can bake sale.


            The Medieval Arts Club, also know as the Society for Creative Anachronism, was present as well, complete with sword and leather hauberk. The hand-made steel swords produced by the club’s blacksmith were well balanced and were surprisingly light.



SoFAS, the student art club, had custom button-making equipment. Four-year co-president Eden Redmond was at the event last year as well, and said that the event was both better organized and better attended this year. Her advice to clubs wishing to be successful is to invest time and effort into the ICC — the more you put in, the more you get out.


 Upcoming for SoFAS is the Art Prom, on February 27th from 7pm to 12am, in the Painting Studio of the Marion Ady Building. SoFAS meets on Wednesday nights at 5pm in the Marion-Ady basement lounge, and provides a safe space for art students to experiment outside of the classroom without risking a bad grade.




            Reece Paquin of the Bowling Club would like to inform students that the next meet-up for bowling is at 10:30am on Saturday, February the 15th, in Greensprings. Bowling, including shoes, is $3.25 per person, and bus fare is $4. Paquin can be contacted at, or at (503)-575-5304. The club is relatively new and could use some fresh members. Games are non-competitive and the perfect opportunity to relax after midterms.


            Other clubs in attendance, but which your correspondent sadly did not have time to visit with any real attention, included: SOU Food Pantry, SOMA, Tango Club, Alpha Kappa Psi, Business Club, Magic: the Gathering Club, Cosplay Club, Psi-Chi, the Young Adult Book Club, NSCS, the Nursing Club, Ticket to Ride, Crim Club (Criminology), Raider Radio, Video Gamers and E-Sports Club, the Civic Engagement Program, the Healthcare Society, NAfME, RHA, Lacrosse Club, Soccer Club, Rugby Club, Percussion Club and Tennis Club.


            Following on the heels of the Club Winterfest Carnival was the Murder at the Ski Lodge dinner event. The event quickly got off to a fun start when two talented entertainers took the stage. Through exaggerated caricatures of murder mystery tropes and the special involvement of a number of volunteer audience members, the two entertainers unfolded a quirky narrative of intrigue and raunchy jokes.