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Carnival games promote sexual responsibility among students

Submitted by Jennifer Ellis on April 3, 2011 – 5:24 pmNo Comment

Brittney Mitchell, freshman psychology major, wears "drunken googles" at the Sexual Responsiblity Carnival in the Donaghey Student Center on Wednesday, March 16. Photo by Chelsey Brummett

Just in time to encourage responsible spring break behavior, more than 120 students played games promoting sexual health and alcohol awareness at Trojan Talk’s Sexual Responsibility Carnival on Wednesday, March 16, in the Donaghey Student Center.

Several of the games were designed to demonstrate that seemingly simple tasks, like tossing a ball in a bucket in the “tipsy toss” and putting a condom on an anatomically correct condom training device in “condom sense,” were not so easy while wearing drunk goggles.

Most of the games were educational, but one that drew a bit of attention was clearly meant to be entertaining. “Stick it to me” pitted two teams against each other; one of the players on each team held a stick between their knees, while their partners would race from the other side with a toilet paper roll between their knees. The first team to slide the stick into the hole in the toilet paper roll won.

At each of the carnival-style games the players won tickets that they exchanged for prizes like T-shirts, water bottles and drawstring bags when they turned in an evaluation of the event.

Yana Kakovkina, sophomore ciminal justice major, helps run a game at the Sexual Responsibility Carnival in the Donaghey Student Center on Wednesday, March 16. Photo by Chelsey Brummett

Trojan Talk president and junior nursing major, Avis Smith said, “There were a lot of laughs.” The laughs helped support the main objective of the event, “promoting a good time without the use of drugs and alcohol,” Smith said.

Trojan Talk meets at 5 p.m. every other Tuesday in various meeting rooms in the DSC. The organization’s next event is Trojan Fest from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, in the fitness center. For more information contact trojantalkualr@gmail.com.

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