Laser tag to be held Saturday

by Erica Clark                                          by Erin Brock
Campus Life Editor                                 Editor-in-Chief

It’s dark. You can’t see anything, but you know someone’s behind you … with a gun. And it’s pointed at you. You take off running, dodging the shots left and right, jumping behind barriers to protect yourself. You manage to get a shot at your opponent right in the chest.

It sounds like something out of a spy novel, but where are you, really? The Beck Center at Transylvania University, playing an epic game of laser tag.

Starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Transy students will have the opportunity to play laser tag in the Beck Center performance gym, which will be in total darkness for the event. Obstacles will be set up to make the gym seem more like a laser tag venue.

Laser tag, hosted by CHOICES and Campus Recreation, is an event provided for students to have an opportunity to partake in an activity normally not present on campus.

“We have it because we want to provide students with a fun, active alternative to partying or drinking, which is why it is hosted late on a Saturday night,” junior Alisha Acuff said.

Sign-up sheets for the event are in the fitness center on the second floor of Beck. You can sign up with your friends as a team of five, or you can come by yourself and be placed on a team.

The game is set up in the style of a bracket tournament, where winners face off randomly. The winning team will receive free t-shirts.

“We will also do some fun free play before and after the tournament,” said Acuff.

Free Fro-Jo’s and Qdoba, along with fruit and veggie trays, will be on hand.

The event, held previously, was enjoyed by current students.

“It was a lot of fun! It was a great opportunity to hang out with everyone while doing something you normally wouldn’t do in the Beck Center on a weekend,” sophomore Chandler Thomas said.

Laser tag will run until midnight.

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