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By Morgan Christie
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According to sophomore Kristen Puckett, Day on the JAY is not just a tradition, but an event not to be missed.

Puckett, president of Campus Programming Board (CPB), said Day on the JAY, held this past Monday, is received very well compared to other events planned by CPB.

“It’s hard to get the word out no matter how fun your event is, because there are just so many events on campus all the time,” she said. “But Day on the JAY advertises itself.”

Residence Life Coordinator Meredith Dixon high-fives the CPB mascot.

Residence Life Coordinator Meredith Dixon high-fives the CPB mascot.

Puckett also said this year’s event had “all the great stuff” from past years, as well as a performance by Pitch Black, Ohio Wesleyan’s women’s a cappella group.

Performing at Day on the JAY is the group’s prize for winning the “OWU’s Got Talent” competition in March.
In order to “spice it up,” CPB chose “rock n’ roll” as the theme for this year’s Day on the JAY, according to Puckett.

She said CPB decided the theme before the semester started.

“It’s the same for all of our events—someone comes up with a theme or idea and everybody just really likes it, so we go with it,” she said.

“The theme really helps us plan and narrow down fun things to have.”

In keeping with the theme, CPB commissioned an Elvis impersonator to perform on the JAYwalk for the event.
Freshman Jessica Gooden said she feels Day on the Jay is different from other campus events.

“Since it is spread out along the JAY(walk), I feel like more people take part in it and it’s just a fun time to hang out with friends and take a break from classes,” she said.

Sophomore Calvin Cagney agreed—he said the event is “really easy” to attend.

The JAYWalkers perform outside of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

The JAYWalkers perform outside of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

“You can always stop by for a bit after class since it’s in the middle of the day,” he said.

Freshman Emma Keller said the food is an “awesome” part of Day on the JAY, but she also enjoys the other activities available.

“My favorite part would have to be the unique things we (students) get to do, like getting henna or playing in a bouncy house,” she said.

Keller also said she would like to see Day on the JAY occur more frequently.

OWU students line up for soft serve ice cream

OWU students line up for soft serve ice cream

“It’s an amazing event that seems to unite our campus, and it’s sad that it only happens at the beginning and end of the year,” she said.

Gooden said she thinks CPB should create “Days on the JAY,” where the event would last for more than one day.

“I could do with some more great fun in my life,” she said.

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