Shippensburg University welcomed back its residents to a movie night on Friday, that despite the weather, fostered community bonding and friendship for the Fall Semester. SU’s Activities Program Board (APB) hosted the movie night, which featured one of the latest DC Comic heroes — Wonder Woman.
The movie was held in the Academic Quad, and because of the chilly weather, students and community members bundled up to stay warm throughout the showing. APB had a large inflated projector screen to show the movie, which made it feel like a real movie theater. There were also free refreshments in a tent for viewers to snack on including chips, pretzels, candy and flavored drinks.
“I’ve always wanted to see a movie outside, SU junior Ciara Rafferty said. “The atmosphere was really good and I had a great night.”
“Wonder Woman” is slightly different than previous movies about the Wonder Woman character because this time it is not about her saving the world, but rather about her evolution into who she is and how she saves massive destruction during World War I.
The film did a great job at giving key information and a backstory, so if someone was not familiar with the storyline, they were not left confused and asking questions. The actors also did a fantastic job remaining true to their roles with such a star-studded cast.
APB often manages to play popular and new movies from recent months that are free to students and the community, but it provides more to students than just movie nights.
APB has succeeded in hosting different types of events in the past such as bingo nights, day trips, concerts, and comedians, which are all free to students.
Not only does APB have a mission of fostering a community on campus, but it also offers leadership opportunities and the ability to build social skills alongside administration, faculty and student members. APB is always looking for new members to help join in the fun.
This organization is just one aspect that SU offers its students. When you come to campus, you are part of the Raider family, which provides a safe and fun environment for all individuals.
During the first two weeks of the Fall Semester in particular, organizations such as APB are constantly trying to help build a better community and help incoming and transfer students feel welcomed. Friday night’s movie was just a sampling of what SU does to build a community.
Upcoming APB events include a mini Zen garden craft on Sept. 9, karaoke night on Sept. 15, Trivia Night on Sept. 22 and Comedian Christ Distefano on Sept. 28.
A full schedule of APB events can be found at http://studentservices.orgsync.com/org/suapb/Calendar.